Friday, August 23, 2013

Outfit of the Day August 23rd 2013: Sporty Chic

Happy Friday everyone! Today I have a more laid back, sporty look. I threw on this blazer because it was a little chilly out. Who knew Fall has come so early this year? Though I must admit the summer didn't feel as hot as it did last year...reverse global warming?? Anywayyy, on to the outfit :)

Without blazer


With blazer

My flats!



Top: J.Crew orange vneck vintage cotton
Bottom: Target Mossimo green crop skinnies
Shoes: Target Madlove black lace flats
Bag: Calvin Klein blue leather tote
Blazer: Heritage 1981 green with white trim

Hope your Fridays are a blast!

EM

All products shown here were purchased with my own money and were given my fair and honest opinion.

Outfit of the Day August 22nd 2013: Girly Stripes

So it has been a while since my last OOTD, but hope you enjoy this one. I have been pretty busy and it isn't easy to get a good outfit going if I am running out the door. It is also even harder to snap a picture when I am running into my car. I had time for this outfit though so I hope it inspires you :)

Today I felt a bit girly and wanted stripes to be the pattern to go with. Hence the striped shirt, shoes, and socks!







Top: H&M striped top, $13
Bottom: Forever21 pink trousers
Shoes: Target Mossimo Striped canvas
Bag: Calvin Klein blue leather tote

Happy Thursday :))

EM

All products shown here were purchased with my own money and were given my fair and honest opinion.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Marc Jacobs Beauty- Highliner gel eye crayon in Blacquer 42 REVIEW and swatches

The long awaited release of Marc Jacobs' beauty line finally released at Sephora a week ago and I couldn't wait to try the cute nail polishes. I had the opportunity to get an early purchase due to my VIB status but they didn't have the whole line out till a week ago. To my surprise, I only purchased one item in the line (not counting what I purchased before it went public) and you can see my review here. I did get one with my points, which I will review here now. It is the High liner gel eye crayon in 42 Blacquer. It is a pencil with a gel like crayon and it works like a dream. Keep reading for more info.

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer 42, paid with points so it was a small sample size.

It is a twist up pencil with a rounded tip.

Marc Jacobs Beauty: Enamored Hi-shine Lacquer in Fluorescent Beige 142 Swatches and REVIEW

The long awaited release of Marc Jacobs' beauty line finally released at Sephora a week ago and I couldn't wait to try the cute nail polishes. I had the opportunity to get an early purchase due to my VIB status but they didn't have the whole line out till a week ago. To my surprise, I only purchased one item in the line (not counting what I purchased before it went public). I did get one with my points, which I reviewed here. Anywayyy, here is a swatch and review of one of their nail polishes in Fluorescent Beige.

Marc Jacobs Hi Shine Lacquer in Fluorscent Beige, $18
love the cute bottle!

OOTD August 16th 2013- Paisley Girl

Today was a happy morning so I decided to wear something that was easily happy- girly and paisley like. I really like this outfit because it makes me feel dressed up without going over board. I also didn't spend too long on it. The top is so soft and flowy, perfect for a hotter day. Also, the colored trousers are comfy too, making this the outfit of comfort and style. Those shoes are so shiny and cute and the brown pairs so well with the pink pants.





Top: Forever21- paisley flow-y country blouse
Bottom: Forever21- light pink trousers
Shoes: Unlisted- brown oxfords with gold sequins
Bag: Calvin Klein- navy blue leather tote

How is your Friday going? Yay for Friday!

EM

All products shown here have been paid with my own money and have been given my honest review. Please do not steal material. If you would like to share these images or review, please link and list this blog for reference!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

OOTD August 15th 2013- Red, blue, and bow

I decided to dress more toned down after a couple days of crazy neons. But you all know I can't just dress plain so I added a cute bow in my hair! This look is more "fall" like and tends to be nice around cooler days. It is laid back but still has some style and effort.



This photo was super hard to take by myself!

Top: Forever21- navy blue vneck
Bottom: Forever21- rusted red trousers
Shoes: Kmart- Route 66 black moccasins
Bag: Calvin Klein- navy blue leather tote
Bow: Forever21- chiffon pink with silver dots

It's almost Friday!! wooot

EM

All products shown here were purchased with my own money and were given my fair and honest opinion.

OOTD August 14th 2013- Bright and Early

Another post on fashion! The outfit of the day was intended to brighten my mood. It was a tiring morning and I woke up earlier than usual to get to work because I had to leave early. It always helps that my outfit makes me smile. This was full of energy and joy. I really like how all the colors were bright but still worked together.
Not shown are my nude flats and navy blue tote bag.



Top: Gap- neon yellow with white stripes
Bottom: Gap outlet- bright aqua blue

Have you been wearing bright colors? Neon colors make you look more tan!

EM

All products shown here were purchased with my own money and were given my fair and honest opinion.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Banana Republic x Issa Collection: Royal Blue Wrap-Tie dress

Ever since the Banana Republic x Issa Collection came out to the general public yesterday (August 8th), everyone have been trying to buy the beautiful wrap dress that looks nearly identical to Kate Middleton's Issa Royal Blue dress that she wore to her engagement. However, there was also confusion on what the color was actually called. Two of these wrap-tie dresses were released in the BRIssa collection- one Merlot and one Tulum Turquoise. Because of that, people have been really upset that it isn't the royal blue color they were advertising.
www.livingtheglamlife.com

Well, recently, I went back online to check the dresses again and this time the name has changed! Originally called Tulum Turquoise, it is now Royal Blue! Unfortunately, it seems the tall and petite sizes are all sold out, but they still have the regular fits available here. Hopefully this clears up confusion on the color choices. And to help you compare the dress they just renamed....
As you can see, both the Tulum Turquoise (originally on BR's website) is the same as the now called Royal Blue!

I was also able to try these on in the store and wanted to show you the difference lighting has on the dress. In stores, they had the burgundy color and the blue-ish color. I am wearing the blue color. Note that this size is a little too long- they didn't have petite sizes in that store.
These are both the same dresses and in the same room. However, in slightly different light/angle, the dress appears more turquoise or royal blue!
The dress is very soft and very light. The fabric is forgiving so I feel almost any woman can wear it!

Hope this helps clarify the colors. Hurry to your local BR store or online and grab yours if you are interested. It is after all, limited edition!

EM



Thursday, August 8, 2013

PopSugar August 2013 Box REVEALED



So I am super duper excited to receive my first Pop Sugar box. I have seen so many people's boxes online for the past few months that I finally caved and purchased my first box. I must say I am pretty impressed. I had no clue that it was their first anniversary so this month everyone got an extra gift in their box. See below for the items!
This month was on organization, being healthy, and nature. 

In addition to all of that, the surprise gift for their anniversary was a Gorjana and Griffin ring necklace. It is dainty but still very pretty. 


Other items include:

  • Bentgo- a bento lunch box with compartments and utensils. These are dishwasher safe, microwave safe, and freezer safe. Awesomeeee.
  • Apple ceramic tray- beautiful ceramic dish for decoration and holding food. It is so fancy looking!
  • Apple ring snacks- dry apple slices for on the go that are healthy for you. The bag is resealable!
  • Planner- a small chevron designed book for your plans and notes!
  • Dermologica set- a set of precleanse and face wash to remove all the products on your face for a refreshing you.
  • Lulah body wash- A citron lemon scented body wash

I haven't really gotten to use these items yet because I was too excited to post this right away. I will try and update you on these items as I go. However, the bentgo box seems awesome and the apple tray is so cute. I have used Dermologica before and I really like their products so I can't imagine these to be too different. I am a planner person so the planner notebook is great. I love the print too!

I love how Pop Sugar's boxes are so diverse in their products. I get something for packing lunch, something for writing down notes, a decorative item, skincare, body wash, a snack, and jewelry. I also love that they have brands that I have not heard of before, have heard of a bit, and love. What more can I ask for? 

What an amazing deal for just $35. I think I got a $5 off coupon for my first box so it made it even cheaper. Are you willing to give it a try? Get $5 off your first box (use code refer5) and sign up here!



EM

*I purchased everything here myself and gave it my honest opinion. I am not paid in any way to change my way of reviewing. The link on this page to purchase the box will help me go towards getting a free box, which I can review more items for you all! Thanks in advance for your support.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Shiseido Camellia Compact REVIEW and swatches

A couple weekends ago, I went to a outlet mall where they had a new beauty store opened. I walked in just to browse and then I realize that they are now selling Shiseido. I don't own any Shiseido cosmetics so I was very intrigued to try some. After swatching the colors from the Camellia compact, I knew I had to get it. The pigmentation was outstanding and it was on sale! Keep reading for more info!


Shiseido Camellia Compact, .22oz/6.5g, $19
The top of the compact is a beautiful rose pattern.

Milani Coming up Roses Powder Blush in Bella Rosa, Romantic Rose, and Flora Passion REVIEW and swatches

The much anticipated release of the Milani Coming up Roses powder blush has finally been spotted! I heard about the limited edition release of these blushes in CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and possibly some other drug stores earlier this week and went at my first opportunity. I had to go to 3 different CVS before being able to get my hands on the display. The special display does go up at different times so if you don't see it at your local drugstore, check back another day. Each display only carries 3 of each of the 4 shades so don't hesitate when you see it.
Like all of the other Milani limited edition products, they also do sell it online. However, as of this morning, Milanicosmetics.com is sold out. Your only chance of getting these would now be at your local drugstore. I wanted to get this review up as soon as I can so that you can run and grab it asap.

On to the review....
You might recall the very popular and coveted baked blushes by Milani. They are very pigmented, long lasting, and have a wide range of colors. Ever since then, any blush that Milani comes out with I have high expectations for. I am a matte/natural blush kind of girl so I don't like anything too shimmery. Milani's baked blushes is as far in the shimmer spectrum I would go. When I heard that this set of 4 blushes were mainly matte with one slightly shimmer, I knew I had to get it.
I purchased Flora Passion, Romantic Rose, and Bella Rosa.

Milani Coming up Roses powder blush, 0.6 oz/17g, $9.50

Milani Coming up Roses
These look a lot like the Lise Watier Illuminating powder in their Winter 2012 Glamour Rose collection, except Milani isn't just illuminating but has color.

A close up look at the blush. The rose pattern is so pretty. I don't want to use it and mess it up!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

OOTD: August 1st 2013 - Everyday work outfit!

Hello Ladies and Gents!
I have decided to do a special post today. Most of the posts on this blog have been on beauty, sales, and reviews. I got the urge to do a fashion outfit of the day post this morning so I snapped a photo of what I wore to work to get it started. If this gets enough likes and support, I might even start a blog right alongside my beauty blog (this one). Anyway, on to the outfit, shall we?

My work place is fairly casual so anything that isn't gym wear or sleepwear should do. I like to think I am in the dressier side of the group here just because I like spicing up my outfits.

Today I have on a lightweight chiffon-like top with red, blue, and white geometric prints. It is a button down blouse with a collar and a long shirt tale. I guess you can call this a high-low shirt. It is sleeveless, which is perfect for the summer weather. This is from H&M for about $12.95. I saw it on sale recently for $5!

I paired it with a pair of skinny trousers in a salmon orange color and folded up the bottom to make a cuff. These were about $15 from Forever21.

I accessorized with my go-to work bag. It is a Calvin Klein blue leather tote. I got it from Macy's a couple years ago.

I also have a cardigan in my hand. The black and white striped cardigan is from GAP and was on sale for about $10? I purchased it a few months back and don't have the tags anymore.


Of course, I can't go to work without shoes! I have on my trusty and comfortable flats. It is brown leather with cute big bows at the toe. It is by B.O.C. and I purchased it from DSW also on sale for about $20.


I couldn't find links to any of these items, but if enough people want to know about them I might post up places you can spot these items.

What are your thoughts on OOTDs?

EM


All items shown here were purchased with my own money and were given my fair and honest opinion.