Friday, May 31, 2013

May Favorites

Here are some of my favorites for this month! Check out the video below!

May Favorites





Thursday, May 23, 2013

Drugstore Favorites

There are always those products I keep going back to, and these are my top four drugstore obsessions!
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1: Dove Refresh Dry Shampoo. I've tried TONS of dry shampoos, but this is by far one of the best (and cheapest!) options. It goes from between $5-$7, but I recently scored 2 for $7 on sale! It smells great and doesn't leave residue in my dark hair.
2: Aussie Instant Freeze Hairspray. My hair is stubborn and frizzy, so it's no surprise I've become a loyal fan of this specific Aussie hairspray. It is maximum hold and my hair does NOT budge when I use it. It's perfect for ponytails and taming fly-aways. I think their other hairspray - Awesome Volume - is better suited for straightened hair or light hold.
3: L'Oreal True Match Foundation. I've hardly used any other brand of foundation in the last four years, that is how obsessed I am! They also have this foundation in a roll-on cream that is amazing for coverage! What I love about this foundation is that it has great coverage, but it thin enough to blend and smooth easily without having to cake on a lot of product.
4: Hawaiian Tropic Dry Tanning Oil. My summer obsession. This tanning oil has just a teensy bit of SPF, just enough to keep me from getting burned. It's difficult for me to tan, but using this religiously when out and about in the sun gets me nice and bronzed in no time! It also smells amazing and doesn't leave a sticky residue.

There you have it! Those are my drugstore obsessions. I will make a post in the future about some of the high-end products I love too.

XOXO Stephanie


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sunglasses!

One of the best part of summer are the sunglasses! Here are some of my favorite trends this summer!

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1: See through glasses are super hip this season! Let the sheer trend reign supreme with some not-so-opaque shades
2: colored frames are still going strong this season. Go with pastels or bright primaries for a bold statement
3: the subtle cat eye is a new trend that's been alive with buzz. the subtle points on the glasses add a vintage flare to those who may not be so daring
4: floral print anything is fantastic this season! Rock the trend with these great glasses.

which one is your favorite?

XOXO Stephanie 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Face of the Day

Today's Face comes courtesy of the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette, which I am obsessed with. This is not a tutorial, this is just a visual representation of how awesome it is!

 



Let me know if you have the Naked2! I will do some tutorial videos using it in the future!

xoxo Stephanie 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Graduation Outfits: Attending

It's that time of year again! Graduations!

First of all, to those of you who are graduating, congrats! You've worked hard (I'm assuming) and have earned it! For the rest of us, there's a chance that you'll be attending one or more graduations of family members or friends. This comes with the ever pressing question: What the heck am I going to wear?!

Below I've outlined three different looks, ranging from the most casual of graduations to a very formal one. It's up to you to decide which one fits the event you'll be attending. If you get stuck, just think about how students dress on a daily basis. Odds are if you are attending an Ivy League graduation you'll want to dress to impress, but oftentimes local colleges can be more down to earth.

Bonus points if you can guess which of these three ensembles I'll be wearing on the 17th!

Outfit One: Casual Chic


If you're heading to a local/state school graduation, there's a good chance there may be some less than formal ceremonies. Many large schools nowadays have a separate graduation per department, and these smaller gatherings may be more intimate. I know that at my school, some of the graduations are not even wearing caps/gowns! 

Even though it may be laid back, it's still a special occasion, so don't be afraid to rock something fabulous! I love pairing a silky chiffon blouse with a boho bag and beach waves. The key is to pick on dressy piece and tone it down with casual elements. You could also substitute the heeled boots for motorcycle boots!


Outfit Two: Dressy Comfort


The happy medium of these three outfits: The dressy, yet still casual ensemble. This is perfect if you're going to go out celebrating later and you want to look a little dressed up. Hi-low skirts are super trending (you guys know how obsessed I am!) and the floral print adds the extra pop of spring to the ensemble. Pairing the dress with flats/flat boots add a more casual element, but you could substitute heels for a dressier look. 

You may have noticed that I added another cross body bag. That's because not only are they amazingly useful in avoiding the awkward bag-over-the-shoulder hugs, but they also make the outfit a little more laid back. 

Outfit Three: Formal Occasion:


For the most formal of events, this outfit is a safe, yet show-stopping look. An appropriate length little black dress is a great go-to for these types of events. You can also substitute the red for any other color (think school colors!), which is why these dresses are a definite closet staple. For the girl who wants to still stand out, a studded clutch is a subtle way to represent your rocker style. 

Final Thoughts

A graduation is a special event, whether it's high school, college, a masters degree, or even a PhD. The most important thing to remember is that you are there to cheer on and support those who are graduating. Remember, have fun, take plenty of pictures, and make sure you are comfortable in whatever you are wearing. 

XOXO

Stephanie