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Monday, October 27, 2014

Products I've Repurchased

When I love something, I LOVE something. I also don't ever want to be without a product even if there is quite a bit of product left in the tube. Here are a few products that I have repurchased, and loved!

Lypsyl Intense Protection lip balm is absolutely amazing! This is by far my favorite lip balm to date!

Jordana 12 HR Made to Last Eyeshadow is something I will NEVER be without. This makes my eyeshadow last all day, and I love that it is a pencil and I can control how much product I apply.

Another Jordana product I have repurchased is the Best Lash Extreme Volume Mascara. For the price, you can't go wrong!

What types of products have you repurchased? Please leave me a comment and let me know!

Friday, October 24, 2014

High Five for Friday

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It is Friday! Whoo! :) A beautiful Fall Friday! I'm linking up with Lauren like I usually do! Here is what I loved about this week!

1. Today I am going out to dinner with one of my old college roommates and her fiancee!! I cannot wait, because I haven't seen her in FOREVER!!

2. My teaching schedule is going to be crazy the next 2 weeks so I have been busy writing posts ahead!

3. I had a conversation with one of my other college roommates about Nick Jonas. We were amazed at how well he's..."aged." You get what I'm saying?

4. I have been back from vacation for 1 week today, and I think I have seen 2 days of sunshine since then. I think the weather is preparing me for the upcoming winter season.

5. I need to get back to my healthy eating ways. I start a 5 day clean eating challenge on Monday.

How has your week been? I'd love to hear from you, leave me a comment and let me know!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What I Wore Wednesday

Look! I'm actually wearing shoes!
Ever since I came home from the beach, the weather has been rainy and cold. Um, someone please transport me back there ASAP! So because I haven't switched over my clothes from Summer to Winter, I have to work with what I have out now. I should also mention that there was a 30-40 degree difference from where I was, to Pennsylvania, so I have been cold ever since I came home. (I promise I will be doing a vacation recap soon!)

My outfit was pretty monochromatic, and so, so, so comfortable! I threw my hair into the "princess roll" hairstyle, and I was instantly chic and ready to go! My booties  I have wanted for years, and finally found the perfect pair last year! Mildly uncomfortable, but so cute!
Close up of the leggings and booties

Outfit Details~

Tunic: LTD Commodities
Leggings: Bisou Bisou (JC Penney)
Shoes: American Eagle (Payless)


As usual on Wednesday's I am linking up with the Pleated Poppy!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara Review

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I am a firm believer in mascara and lipstick. Both can be found very cheap, or on the higher end. Being the frugal gal that I am, I tend to prefer the cheaper items, and I have had great results. Since I have been receiving my subscription boxes, I have had the opportunity to try some new samples of higher end mascaras and lipsticks, good for my beauty routine, bad for my wallet.

One of my most recent samples of mascaras that I have been trying is the Urban Decay Perversion mascara. This mascara has been making its way into my daily rotation. It has a drier formula, and I find that I can apply several coats and it won't clump or give me spider lashes. It holds a curl well, and doesn't flake or make my lashes hard or break off.

The brush is on the larger end and I sometimes have trouble keeping the mascara on my lashes. Honestly, that is the only con I have of this mascara.

If I had some extra spending money, I would probably repurchase this mascara. You can find it at Ulta for $22.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Amika Dry Shampoo Review

There used to be a time where I had to wash my hair every.single.day. Until I trained it to go every other day. It has been wonderful! Not only does it speed up my get ready time, but it also improves the health of my hair. A crucial aspect of helping my hair be grease free is dry shampoo. One of my favorites is Suave, but I have been trying out a higher end version as well! The Amika dry shampoo is a great option!

First of all, this dry shampoo smells AMAZING! If Amika ever came out with a perfume of this scent, I would be first in line to buy it! So, so, so good!! As far as being able to soak up excess oil, this does a great job. Some dry shampoos can get too powdery, and this doesn't. It sprays just enough powder to get an even coat, and doesn't leave your hair looking white. Plus, when you fluff your hair, you still get a whiff of that amazing scent. This dry shampoo would be great for brunettes, because of it not leaving a white cast on the hair.

How I use this:

I lift up my roots and spray a little dry shampoo at each section. I continue around my head, and let it soak in for 5 minutes or so. Then I fluff my hair, and style as usual.

One last thing I'd like to mention, I love, love, love their packaging! It is so colorful and definitely reflects the delicious scent!

If you wanted to try this dry shampoo, you can find it on Birchbox's website!

Have you ever tried Amika products? What did you think? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Number 4 Hair Care Prep and Protect Spray

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Last week when I was at the beach, I was fully immersed in the beach. I had sand, saltwater, and chlorine in my hair. Great for my mental health, not so great for my hair. My tresses needed some extra TLC. I shampooed and conditioned almost daily, and used this Number 4 Hair Care Prep and Protect Spray. This review would not be made possible without getting this sample from Birchbox! (See why it pays to get samples in the mail?)

How I used this:

I applied this after I unwrapped my hair from my towel. I flipped my hair upside down and sprayed it from the midshaft down to my ends. Then I sprayed the tiniest amount on my hair once it was flipped back up. Then I combed it out, and applied my Argan Magic hair oil as usual.

Why I like this:

I like this spray because first of all, it detangles my hair. I can comb it out with no problem. Second, it has a UV blocker, so if I wanted to I could spray this on before I go out to the beach. Lastly, I like that it repairs any damage I have done to my hair.

I think that this spray is great for people who live full time near the water. This would help condition and repair your hair. For someone like me who only spends a few weeks at the water during a year, this sample size is perfect. 

You can find this product on Birchbox's website!

Have you ever tried Number 4 hair care products? I'd love to hear from you! Leave me a comment and let me know!

Monday, October 6, 2014

What's On: Your Feet

I hope I'm not the only one that has this trouble, but I have terrible luck with shoes. I get blisters easily, and my feet hurt most times I wear shoes, no matter what pair! Terrible, terrible luck. I'm linking up with Andrea for her What's On series! I love her blog, please check her out if you don't already!

I am going to use this as a shoe wishlist, and hopefully my family will use this as a Christmas list!


Over the knee brown wedge boots...fall must have    i can never find a wedge boot that i like... these! I bought a pair of black wedge boots, and have been on the lookout for brown ones. These are perfect, and go with everything, and scream fall to me!



Okay. Im not normally one to wear tennis shoes.  But I would love these. These are adorable.Since I have been on a health kick, I have been walking a lot! I need to invest in a good pair of walking shoes. I've put a lot of miles on mine this summer, and it is time to break some new ones in!

Nude wedges - elegant and comfy for work I think these wedges are absolutely wonderful! First of all, they would go with anything, and would be comfortable. I must be on the lookout for these!

What types of shoes are your favorites, or are coveting? I'd love to hear from you! Leave me a comment and let me know!!




Friday, October 3, 2014

High Five for Friday

So, so, so glad it is Friday! I felt like this week would never end!! What about you? I am linking up with Lauren like I always do on Friday's! Here is what I loved about this week!

1. The Pirates unfortunately lost in the Wildcard game. However, it was really neat to see how excited everyone was about playoff baseball in the 'Burgh!

2. The QVC trip is all paid for and ready to go! I CANNOT wait!! I'm obsessed with that channel!

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3. I ordered some items online, and one of them is a tunic. I can't wait to get this because I have several outfits planned around this one top! Do you do this too?

4. The Fall TV lineup has been on point lately! Chicago Fire, and Chicago P.D. have been incredible, and I really like How to Get Away with Murder.

5. Lastly, the series finale of Farm Kings is tonight. :( However, just because they won't be on my TV screen, they have the chance to be on my computer screen. They started an indiegogo campaign to continue their series on the internet! You can check that information out here! I am definitely going to support them!!

What did you love about this week? Did anything spark your interest? I'd love to hear from you! Leave me a comment and let me know!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

I love Fall Tag

The weather is changing, and Fall is definitely here! It is such a wonderful time of the year, and I found this tag so you can see some of my favorites!


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Favorite Autumn Lip color: 

I LOVE Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush! It is a beautiful cranberry color, and I love pairing it with a golden metallic eye!  


Favorite Autumn nail polish: 

There are so many that I love! You can check them out here!


Favorite Starbucks drink for Autumn: 

I have made it my goal to try the Caramel Apple Spice this year! 


Favorite Autumn Candle: 

You can find my favorites here!


Favorite Autumn scarf or accessory:

Oh man! This is a hard question! I love my leopard scarf, and my high boots!


Haunted house, Haunted hay ride or haunted corn maze? 

I am not a fan of haunted anything, so I am going to go with a nice hay ride, or fall festival!



Favorite candy for Halloween? 

I love, love, love, Twix bars!!


What are you dressing up as on Halloween?

This is always a last minute decision for me! One year in college my roommate and I dressed as Dog and Beth Chapman! LOL!


What is your favorite thing about Autumn? 

The chill in the air, the colorful fall leaves, and the warm fall scents like apples and pumpkins!

What are some of your favorite things about Fall? Leave me a comment, I'd love to hear from you!!

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