May 22, 2015

Plaid & Puddles

Lately, it's been feeling more like fall than it has spring in usually sunny California. 

But I'm not complaining. 

The chilly weather is the perfect complement to snuggle under the blankets longer, and wear cozy clothes. 

Fashion Buys: 
• Sleeveless Plaid dress and leather jacket are from Forever21. 

• Brown boots from Lucky Brand 

May 17, 2015

Old Navy Purchase: Rockstar Cropped Jeans

My new favorite purchase:
Old Navy's Rockstar cropped jeans, on sale now!  Click here to buy now before they're all gone!

You can dress them up with pearls and heels or make them casual with flats and a V-neck t-shirt.
Whatever you decide, strut with confidence!
Rockstar Cropped Jeans

40s glam Inspired looks

If you're a fan of 40s glam and haven't seen the movie Age of Adeline, in theaters now, 
you must go see it!
Actress Blake Lively's character is stunning and charming, but the real show stopper for me, 
were the clothes! If I could time-travel to any decade, it would be this one. 
The exquisite fabrics and delicate tailoring  exude lady-like glamour, and we all know I like glamour. ;)

40s glam

May 3, 2015

Weekend Shenanigans

Due to working late on Friday, I decided to just stay home and relax. Saturday, was even worse. My only excitement was a trip to Target, which is technically a party in itself. So I really shouldn't be so hard on myself. 

Sunday however, well...Sunday was where joy began. 

Yoga // Church 

Brunch with E // Shopping at TJ Maxx

Grocery Shopping // Meal prepping

The Kardashians // realizing it's 9pm and I'm tired. #oldladystatus. 

::Can't wait to do it all again next week::

May 2, 2015

What's in the bag?

Since the IMATS show in January, I haven't made too many new purchases to add to my beauty bag. 
However,  there were a few new discoveries I couldn't resist. 
Thus allowing for me to share these new purchases along with my pre-existing favorites, with you!

1. Smashbox Photo Finish blemish control (small blue tube). 
This little buddy goes on clean, slightly damp, skin. 
You can use it alone or pair it with the pore minimizer by Smashbox, which I like to do. 
I also like the CoverFX's redness reducer (not shown).
Where to find this product:  Sephora or 
For CoverFX, check out Sephora or

2. Smashbox BB Cream (Light/Medium). I prefer the light/medium to add warmth to my skin.
 If your skin is naturally lighter like mine,  be sure to only go 1-to-2 shades darker and blend 
like crazy, blending down into your jawline, temples and neck.
natural glow. 
Where to find this product: Local beauty counter, Sephora or

3. Neutrogena mineral Sheers (loose powder foundation). It comes with a mini pressed brush
 with handle. Dip bristles into the powder, slide from nose to temples, 
and then start sweeping and blending down before swirling the brush around your entire face. 
The coverage is great and the slight sheen gives a healthy glow. You'll LOVE this product! 
Where to find this product: I found mine at Target.

4. NYX HD Finishing translucent powder. This is the most gorgeous setting powder 
I've found for my skin. This goes on as the very last step. Apply with a big fluffy brush and blend
 in circular motions. 
Where to find this product: Target (other drugstores) or Ulta

5. MAC Blush in Peony. Just use a little to add a bright pop of color. TRUST ME. 
A little goes a long way. 
Where to find this product: MAC stores or MAC online

6. Rimmel eyebrow pencil in Hazel. This easy pencil liner comes with a small brush 
to help blend in brows for a light fill-in to a fuller brow.
Where to find this product: Target. 

7.  Smashbox eyeliner pen. I also like NYX and NYC. NYC is the cheapest price wise, 
and works just as well as the higher end brand. 
Where to find this product: For Smashbox, check Sephora or 
For NYC or NYX check out Target or local drugstore. 

8. Maybelline Waterproof  MegaPlush Volume Mascara in Black. 
Where to find this product: Target (other drugstores) or Ulta

9. Sigma eyeshadow palette in warm neutrals. Whether you're a professional Makeup Artist (MUA), 
a beautiful woman just looking to try something new, or a young teen about to blossom into adulthood, 
this palette has all the right shades for a sweet look or sultry one. 
Where to find this product: Check out Sigma Beauty 

What's in the bag?