Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Review

Alright you guys, I have to admit it's been a while since I received these Amuse Bouche lippies from Influenster, and you may have already seen them on Instagram, but I thought I'd do a full review now that I've had some time to test them out. 

The colors I received are Gazpacho (bright red), Pepper (mauve-y nude), and Beetroot (deep plum + my personal favorite of the three) which is perfect because these are exactly the kinds of shades I typically go for! And I wasn't just loving the color - the formula on these beauties is also so creamy and light and I really appreciate the fact that my lips don't feel super parched after a few hours of wear. Just skimming over the ingredients, you'll see they're made of things like shea butter, argan oil, grape seed extract, coconut and avocado oils... you get the idea. 

All in all I'd give these a 10 out of 10 for the lightweight + creamy formula and the selection of shades they come in and the gorgeous color payoff.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Currently Loving #1

I've been thinking a lot about what kind of content I want to bring to the blog, and something I thought might be fun is to start a somewhat regular series highlighting my favorite products of the moment. I love watching the monthly favorites videos of my favorite Youtubers, so that's where I really drew my inspiration for this, although I won't be committing to a monthly schedule just yet. I also think it might be fun to include non-beauty favorites, so you'll probably see jewelry, clothes, books, maybe even food in this series. 

Here are some of the things I've been loving at the moment... 

Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Eau de Parfum - This is something I picked up at an event I attended a few months ago, where they were celebrating 10 years of Viktor & Rolf. I've been obsessed with Flowerbomb since the moment I discovered it, so I had high hopes for this newer scent, and it's quickly become my favorite perfume of the moment. I love sweet scents and this one has hints of jasmine, caramel, and cedarwood.

Becca Cosmetics Ombre Nudes Eye Palette - When it comes to eyeshadow lately, this is the one palette I've been reaching for over and over again. The matte shades are so easy to wear and build upon, and I love it for adding subtle definition to my everyday makeup look. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss & Liquid Lipstick - It's safe to say I'm obsessed with these Anastasia lip products, especially the liquid lipstick. The shades that are in constant rotation at the moment are "Pure Hollywood" (the perfect matte nude) and "Veronica" (a gorgeous mauve-y pink). The lip gloss that I can't get enough of at the moment is "Butterscotch" - the formula is so soft and creamy and this particular shade is pink-y nude and so easy to wear. 

Butter London Nail Polish in "Shop Girl" - I typically like to switch up my nail polish with each new manicure, and rarely re-paint my nails in the same color back to back. This particular nude polish from Butter London's Patent Shine range, however, I've worn 3 times already back to back. It's such a beautiful nude (are you starting to sense a theme throughout this post?) and I've found it to last almost an entire week without chipping, which is always a plus.

Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder in "Candlelight" - I've only recently started playing around with the whole contour/highlight thing, and while I don't sport the look every day, I've found that this Kevyn Aucoin highlighter gives off such a perfect, healthy glow when swiped across my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose. 

Baublebar Chain Cuff - After seeing Ali of Ali Luvs wearing this bracelet in one of her blog posts, I immediately went onto Baublebar and ordered it for myself. I love that this looks like two different bracelets, and rose gold is still one of my favorite tones to wear. This bracelet is such a simple finishing touch to any outfit, and looks so sleek and polished. I love pairing it with a chunky knit sweater.  

Have you tried any of my current favorite products? I'd love to hear what you think! 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Neutral Palette

 There's something so chic about a neutral color palette. I've always found that mixing shades of beige, white, and blush is an effortless and foolproof way to look pulled together no matter where you're going. When I spotted this particular cardigan while doing some online shopping, I immediately though of a bunch of different ways I'd style it - all of which included other neutral pieces in my closet. 

I'm also kind of in love with my white jeans from Zara (their denim is my favorite) so pairing them with my new cardigan for a gloomy and rainy day at work was a no-brainer.  

I've included some of my other favorite neutral pieces at various price points down below. What's your favorite color palette to sport?  

Monday, January 4, 2016

Short Skirt + Tall Boots

Forever 21 Sweater - Topshop Skirt - Elegant Footwear Boots (via Nordstrom Rack)

One of my favorite ways to feel a little bit more put together when it's cold out (not that it reallly gets all that cold here in LA) is to pair a short skirt or dress with tall boots. For the office, I'll usually add a pair of opaque tights to keep the look a bit more conservative, but I love the idea of wearing this combination for a night out with my fiance.

After searching high and low for the perfect pair of high-heel boots, I finally found these for less than $50 at Nordstrom Rack (linked below if you're interested)! I've also linked pieces similar to the sweater and skirt, both of which I picked up a while ago. 

Monday, December 28, 2015

Dreamy Loungewear

One of my favorite things to do when I get home from a long day at work is to take a warm shower and immediately change into something comfy. And while I'm not opposed to throwing on an oversized t-shirt and a pair of sweats, there's something about a chic loungewear set that feels infinitely more luxe. Lucky for you, I've rounded up some of my favorite comfy pieces at the moment - and all under $50! An easy way to feel put together and chic even when you're laying on the couch binge-watching Netflix all day.