Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Revlon Chalkboard Nail Polish sticks REVIEW and swatches

I've been playing with the Revlon Chalkboard nail polishes on and off for the last couple weeks because they are just so fun. They remind me of being in school and drawing all kinds of things on the chalkboard. There was something about being in school and being able to write on the chalkboard. Anyway, I took advantage of this product to do a couple of neat designs. See below for my review and some swatches.

Revlon's Chalkboard nail polishes come with two ends. One side is a black matte polish that dries to what a clean chalkboard would look like. The other side has a thinner brush and contains pastel colors that come in shades that chalk does. I picked up two shades: a turquoise and a pink.

Revlon Chalkboard polishes, $8.99

Outfit of the Day: October 28th 2013- Pink in the News

Hi Everyone,
This outfit was from a couple days ago and I really like it. The colors were soft and easy on the eyes and contrasted the gloomy weather that has been going on around here. It was also very cozy and warm!




Top: American Eagle polka dot cream pink sweater
Bottom: Forever21 pink nude skinny trousers
Shoes: Target striped red and white flats
Bag: Calvin Klein navy leather tote
Scarf: Newspaper print UK tissue scarf from Oxford Street in London
*funny thing about this scarf is that none of the writing on it makes any sense. They are either not words or complete sentences. But I like the idea of it so much that I did not care what it said.

Hope everyone is having a great week!

EM

Friday, October 25, 2013

Outfit of the Day: October 25th 2013- Pastels in the Fall

I know Fall has finally come around and the weather got more chilly, but I just couldn't help but dress in some pastel colors. This sweater that I have in pastel pink is the warmest and comfiest sweater ever. I really like that it is 3/4 sleeve so that I can still move around and not have it get in the way. It has a slight slouchy feel to it so it just makes it that much more relaxing. Everything else just went with the sweater. Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!




Top: Forever21 pink 3/4 sleeve sweater (last year)
Bottom: Target Mossimo turquoise trousers
Shoes: Unlisted brown oxfords with sequins
Bag: Calvin Klein navy blue tote
Necklace: homemade shell necklace with pink pearl

EM

L'Oreal Colour Riche balm Pop Limited edition shades in Lilac Sweetness, Dragon Fruit, Ballet Show, and Vineyard Peach REVIEW and swatches

On my most recent visit to Target, I found a display near the L'Oreal section. I have seen a lot of the items before: the accent top coat nail polishes as well as the Colour Riche balms. However, in the midst of the Colour Riche balms, I noticed that there were 4 new and limited edition shades that I have not laid eyes on or heard of before. I tried looking up swatches and couldn't find any. That was when I picked up all 4 to play with and share with you. These have a special "Pop" label on them so they seem to be slightly different than the originals. See below for swatches!

The L'Oreal promotional display at Target

Next to the permanent Colour Riche balms are the limited edition shades
left to right: ballet show (171), dragon fruit (172), lilac sweetness (174), and vineyard peach (176)

Since there were no swatches online, I couldn't tell which one I wanted. There are the four limited edition shades for funnnnn.

L'Oreal Colour Riche balms Pop in Lilac Sweetness, Dragon Fruit, Ballet Show, and Vineyard Peach, $5.99

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Outfit of the Day: Stripes and Brights October 2013

Helloooo. Have to play catch up. Unfortunately, I ran behind on my OOTD posts. On the positive side, I am writing them now and they are all going to be in this post! You will see different outfits from last week all in one place. How cool is that? Anyway, Fall has been rolling in slowly and I have been trying to transition nicely into the weather. It still doesn't feel cold enough in the California weather to break out my big sweaters and boots so I am patiently waiting. In the mean time, enjoy these outfits!

Top: neon yellow vneck tee from New York and Co.
Cardigan: Target grey with pink stripe
Scarf: Primark light pink with floral detailing
Bottom: Forever21 skinny jeans dark rinse
Bag: Calvin Klein navy leather tote

Top: J.Crew blue and white stripe tee
Blazer: Forever21 black 3/4 sleeve with white wavy lines
Bottom: Express jeans
Bag: Calvin Klein navy leather tote
Necklace: homemade shell necklace

Top: Forever21 white chiffon top with crochet collar
Bottom: Forever21 skinny dark rinse jeans
Cardigan: Target cream knit
Shoes: Target black patent peep toes
Necklace: Clover sterling silver from Ireland

Hope you liked these outfits! What are some of your favorite things to wear during the Fall season?

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

L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara REVIEW and comparison with Maybelline Mega Plush, Maybelline Rocket, and Lancome Hypnose

Browsing through my local CVS, I came across a new mascara from L'Oreal, the Voluminous Butterfly mascara. The claim for this mascara is that it will stretch your lashes to corners with their special wing tip brush. I don't know about you, but I can always use a little help to make my lashes look longer and eyes bigger. Doesn't that help everyone? I haven't come across anyone that says they don't want their eyes to look bigger and their lashes fuller/longer. Anyway, keep reading to see how this mascara worked for me.
L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly mascara, $8

The Butterfly mascara has a texture that leans more wet than dry, but does coat my lashes evenly and volumizes. It also lengthens slightly and keeps them curled.
L'Oreal Voluminous butterfly mascara brush

Maybelline Colorsensational Lip Elixirs in Caramel Infused, Mauve Mystique, Petal Plush, Blush Essence REVIEW and swatches

I finally spotted these Maybelline Elixirs at my local CVS, yay! I have been waiting on these since I heard such good things about them on the internet. I knew I had to try them for myself. These aren't limited edition, so don't be afraid of missing out on them. See below for swatches and review of four of them many colors available.

Maybelline Elixir stand in CVS

Stand contains two of every color. Eventually, this should be in the permanent stand.

left to right: Caramel Infused, Mauve Mystique, Petal Plush, Blush Essence
0.17 fl. oz.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Outfit of the Day: October 8th 2013- Nautical bows

Hello,
I am a little late posting this outfit of the day, but I figured late than never. This past week has been a bit hectic for me so I only found time now to post. Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and let's have a great start to the week!



Top: nautical rope bow from Kohl's (old)
Jacket: Hollister green button jacket sweater
Bottom: Forever21 gray trouser skinny
Shoes: Target Merona polka dot flats


See you next week!
EM

all items shown here were purchased by me and given my honest opinion

Sunday, October 6, 2013

OOTD October 6th 2013- Sisters

Hello, all. Today I decided to do something different with my outfit of the day post. Since it is a Sunday, our family usually spends time with each other. Lucky for me, I get to take photos of my sisters' outfits as well. Warning, lots of photos!

Maxi Dress
Belt
Necklace-handmade with shell from malaga



Dress: Target maxi chiffon dress
Necklace:  handmade shell necklace
Bracelets: disney Mulan leather bracelet and Pandora braid with dog charm


Dress: from private seller on ebay (very affordable!) navy blue chiffon with gold buttons
Shoes: Sole Society tweed flats
Purse: target black satchel
necklace: handmade shell necklace with pearl and swarovski crystal

AND...a final bow


It was a very nice day to take a photo in the backyard. Hope this gives you some inspiring outfits for the fall time! Have a nice day.

EM

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


Saturday, October 5, 2013

20% off Sole Society shoes. I love their brand!

Hi Everyone,
I think it is no surprise that I love sole society's shoes. I have been collecting for the past year and never have their been a pair that I was disappointed with. The most recent pair that I wore to a friend's birthday kept me comfortable and fashionable all night. The wedge had height, but also style and comfort....the best combo everrr!
I wanted to let you know that they are having their 20% off again. I think they did this one time a year ago. Anyway,  you just click on the link they provided me with and you can get 20% off your purchase. Now you can share the love for shoes at Sole Society with me.


Here are just a few pairs of their shoes that I have been eyeing.

Nicola- sexy and sophisticated strap heel
Addison- wedge suede boots
Elisa- tan suede heels with feminine bow


Sign up now to browse and shop with the 20% off link.

Do you have any you like or want to get?

EM

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Outfit of the Day- October 2nd 2013: Bows and Greens

Hello! Happy Tuesday. Today I have an outfit to share with you that I think is quite and comfy. I love that type of style. It is perfect for work, hanging out, or going shopping!

I try to name each OOTD post because it is so easy to lose track after a while. Each time I name a OOTD post, I try to make some sense of it. Today's post is called "Bows and Greens" because well, I am wearing bows and the color green. The green part is easy to see because my skinny trousers are just that. The bows are in three different areas: my top (the bow blends in with the rest of the top), my flats (at the toe part), and my hair clip.

Now that I got the technical part of this post down, let's move on to the more fun part- the outfit!





Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Outfit of the Day: Seahorses

Hello everyone. This outfit was from a week or so back but I never got around to posting it. This was still during summer when I tired to make more use of my summer themed clothes (hence the seahorses). Hope you enjoy it!




Top: Merona Target seahorse top
Bottom: Merona Target polka dot blue jeans
Bag: Calvin Klein blue leather tote

EM


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

L'Oreal La Laque and Le Matte Color Riche lip color in Never Lacque-ing and No Matte-r What REVIEW and swatches

I finally decided to give the new L'oreal Lip color a try after seeing the exciting color pigment and range of shades it had. It comes in two finishes- matte and shine. I have one of each to show you so let's get right to it.

L'Oreal La Laque and Le Matte, $8, Walgreens

The pink shade above is a shine finish (La Laque) and the brown shade is a matte finish (Le Matte).

Both had the pen, twist up packaging. It is quite sturdy and the twist up does not require sharpening. Though I can say after a few uses, the pointed tip will start to get dull.

No Matte-r What, Never Lacque-ing