Are you currently in the middle of midterms or on a project deadline and the last thing you want to think about is what you’ll be wearing for the day? Back when I was in college, I was always all about the comfy casual look. As long as I had one less thing to worry about during midterms or finals season, I would be solid. Nowadays, project deadlines, blog posts and the occasional adult responsibilities have me reminiscing the same type stress. To help me relax, staying in a comfy casual look usually helps. Check out my latest look for everyone who is currently going through midterms season or have huge end-of-the-year project deadlines coming up!
Quick & easy are the two things that I rate my nail polishes on. I’m always finding myself having to go somewhere as soon as I’m done painting my nails. So I’m usually fully-dependent on how fast my nails dry to determine when I can leave the house. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty impatient and I’m not one to really wait until my nails are 100% dry so I can get started on whatever I have to run out the door for. I’ve tried multiple fast-drying top coats and none of them have really dried fast enough. Even when they did, I wouldn’t get the finish that I was looking for. Finally, after many failed attempts at finding the right top coat, I found exactly what I was looking for. Keep reading for my review on the Essie Gel Couture and why it’s my current nail favorite!
Oh mustard. A color I never expected to like, but ended up loving…of course. I’ve never been a fan of the deeper/browner yellow hues, not on me anyways. Not until one day I decided to be adventurous on a casual trip to the mall and try it on for the sake of the seasonal colors that dawned every storefront. Surely enough, I loved it. It also didn’t help that I now have red hair which complements the mustard beautifully. Goodbyes were definitely in order to my long life beliefs of thinking this color would ever suit me. Keep reading for more on my take on mustard!
If it’s one thing that keeps me inspired is 1)Where I live and 2)Where I work. Coincidentally, I do both at home! We recently moved to the Heights with a similar layout as the condo we used to live at, just a better floorplan and use of space. I am absolutely in love with our new place and how much it has brought out my inner-Kourtney Kardashian. The Kardashians have always been a guilty pleasure, but Kourtney’s avid love for interior design is one that I’ll always admire. Her sense of style at home is one that I’ll always keep under the tab #HomeDecorGoals. While we did decide on a 1-bedroom, our open-space floorplan allowed me to have an office nook in the living area without making it look out of place or too cluttered. I love the way it turned out and how the style of my office desk ended up tying into our new home.
I don’t know about you, but over the years I’ve come to appreciate more laid-back dates. From going to the movies or simply going on a food-venture in the neighborhood is what we’re all about now. Going on these fun dates, I usually like staying comfy but still chic. The classic fall outfit of a chambray shirt with black pants is definitely a go-to for nights like these. I like putting my own unique spin on it by wearing my suede black loafers, geometric gold earrings and a merlot crossbody. These small details make it one of the best ways to make this classic look a little bit more glam. Keep reading for more on this casual date night outfit!
Today is just one of those days where last minute errands need to be done and I’m finding myself with only 10 minutes to quickly brush my hair, put a little bit of makeup and run out the door. I’ve always been one to literally make the time to look decent even on trips to the grocery store. In my world, the saying: “you never know who you’re going to bump into”, is always one that I have lived by. I don’t necessarily go full-face glam with color correcting or baking, but I moreso prioritize my brows, lashes and lips. Keep reading to get a quick look of my beauty on the go process and some of my favorite products for a minimal face.
My eye makeup routine has always been primer, shadow, liner and finally mascara. From what used to be a whole 20 minutes spent on my eyes, it now take 5-8 minutes to get a beautiful eye look after visiting Amazing Lash Studio-Atascosita. I always played around with the thought of getting lash extensions, but considering how big of a financial commitment it would be, I always second guessed it when I was ready to pull the trigger. Thanks to Amazing Lash Studio, I finally got to experience this amazing lash makeover that beauty aficionados swear by! Keep reading to get a full scope of my first lash extension experience.
This summer was a season of discovery. In the past, I used to just accept my oily skin for what it was and tried to bear with it throughout the hot, humid summer days. This year, I decided to put that lazy habit behind me and start investing in a couple of products that have changed the way and what I wear on my face during the summer. I made some pretty sweet discoveries along the way and have found some of the most amazing gems at Sephora and the drugstore. I’m super happy with my roundup of go-to products for the summer as they’re probably going to become some of my most necessary staples in my regular routine for the remainder of the year. Keep reading to check out my 2016 Summer Beauty Favorites!