I am loving this blue and white skater dress from Lane Bryant. This morning, I was running a little late and needed to throw on something quickly for work so here I am along with a few items that I am loving recently. The dress has pockets which definitely comes in handy when I am walking around the office.
Oh, I recently purchased a new Dior Fluid stick. I really like it. It does not feel extremely glossy, but it gives a decent shine. It is somewhat like a stain, but it does not last as long as a matte lipstick such as Ruby Woo, but it lasts a decent amount of time. I wore it all morning and it didn’t fade until lunch. I am loving my Anastasia brow wiz. I completely underestimated the power of filling in my brows. I don’t think I will ever go back to not doing that.
Striped Skater Dress from Lane Bryant $74.95
Black Nine West Sandals $39.99
Kate Spade Silver bow bracelet $19.00
Love Necklace – Gift from a friend
I woke up feeling all pretty and girly this morning, so I decided to finally wear my last new dress that I purchased a while ago. It is a black and white hi-lo dress from Lane Bryant. It can be worn with the optional straps or strapless. I decided to add the straps since it was pretty early in the morning and I wasn’t doing much but running errands and of course heading out to the malls. Originally, I envisioned myself wearing this with a bright yellow shrug and yellow wedge sandals, but I could never find the shrug and just got tired of staring at the beauty in my closet.
So, I threw it on along with a few silver accessories and silver thong sandals to further casual it down, and off I went. I made sure to use my Bathina body balm by Benefit so that I could be a bronzed goddess. I felt beautiful. The weather was perfect for it. It was about 75 degrees, sunny, with a slight breeze.
So, here are the pictures of my lovely outfit this morning, along with a picture of some Kate Spade heels that I would have liked to wear with it if I could manage to walk in a heel that high that isn’t a wedge.
My make up was pretty much the same that I wore for yesterday’s barbecue. I think it is becoming my summer look. Let me know your thoughts. I am truly enjoying wearing dresses for the first time in my life.
Today was a very nice day. Me, my best friend, her aunt and mom were all invited over to a friend’s house for a barbecue to celebrate the holiday. We enjoyed turkey burgers, sausages, macaroni salad, baked beans, pecan and apple salad, and watermelon (which I don’t eat) for dessert.
Now, none of my friends in Georgia like their pictures taken and shared online, so unfortunately the only photo that I have to share is of myself. I tried to dress festively in my blue sleeveless shirt by Maitai and a pair of white shorts by Lane Bryant. I wore silver sandals that my friend brought back from India. It was the perfect outfit for a summer barbecue. Of course, being the klutz that I am, I spilled baked beans on my shorts. I usually carry Shout wipes with me for things like this but I used my very last one yesterday. See…common occurrence with me and wasting food on my clothes.
My make up was very simple. I used a primer which helps keep the shine down, Mally Volumizing mascara, Anastasia brow wiz in granite to fill in my brows, YSL Volupte Sheer Cherry on my lips, and Hourglass Ambient Lighting blush lumeire in diffused heat on my cheeks.
This was a great start to a nice three day weekend. Happy 4th of July.
I finally caved and purchased a YSL lipstick. Honestly, I have been wanting one for over a year, but just could not justify the price in my head. Well, I finally did it and I could not be happier. I made sure to get a color that was very wearable. There were two colors that I was interested in which were, #5 Volupte Sheer Candy and #19 Fuchsia in Range.
As I mulled over my decision, it was quickly made for me! They were completely out of #19, so #5 it was. I have been wearing it since I walked out of the store with it. It is surprisingly long wearing. It is so moisturizing and sheer that I thought it wouldn’t last long on my lips but it does. A very pleasant surprise. The color is sheer, but it gives a perfect tint of the red color. Lipsticks last me forever, so I’m sure I will have this for a very long time.
I love my weekend purchase, and I have already gotten compliments on it which makes it even more worth it in my book. Talk to you all soon….
During one of last year’s CVS beauty clearance, I snatched up a bunch of discontinued colors of Revlon lip butters. One of the colors that I bought was Creamsicle. When I put this on, I immediately thought “Oh my, what the heck is this?” On my lips, it does not look at all the way it is inside the packaging. It actually was almost like a metallic-y lip gloss which didn’t suit my skin tone at all. However, this is not a bad review of this product because it turns out that is is one of my favorites to use to create an ombre lip. I decided to play around with this shade by adding a lip liner and blending out the edge. It is BEAUTIFUL. It’s actually one of my favorite shades to wear and I just change up the lip liner color to change it up a bit.
I’m excited to wear my Spring/Summer nail colors again. That yellow is called Tweet Me. It’s very pretty. For me, it works best when I put one coat of white underneath, then about three coats of the actual polish color.
Didn’t wear to much today. I never really do, but just moisturizer and these. I love them all, but that Hourglass blush looks amazing. 🙂 It has a little glitter, but not overwhelming. This is the first Buxom lip gloss that I have ever had. The color is called Leslie. I was a little worried that they are lip plumpers, because my lips are pretty plump already but I really like the cooling, tingly feeling.
This morning, this is the makeup that I am using. I am trying to make more of an effort to use all of the makeup that I have, so I am finding that blogging about it is helping with that endeavor.
Marc Jacobs Starlet eyeshadow pallet (I used the darkest color this morning)
Mac’s Raizin blush
Rimmel’s Stay Matte Primer (sometimes I prefer to just use this instead of foundation.)
Cargo lip gloss (Sorry, I don’t remember the color)
Bath and Body works Paris In Bloom body spray
As I sit here on a Thursday evening waiting for Vikings to come on, I am coveting my newly acquired make up. These Stila eye shadow pallets are wonderful! I have gotten nothing but compliments whenever I wear any of the colors. 🙂