Thursday, January 31, 2013

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I'd love some followers :)

Oh, and here's an adorable short film about octopus love.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Purple eyeliner on a budget

I love experimenting with new makeup ideas, but buying makeup all the time can really break the bank. So, when I saw purple eyeliner on a fair skinned lady like myself in a magazine last month, I had to try it. The only problem was.. the magazine I saw the idea in was suggesting some very expensive (at least for what it is) stuff! So, off to ULTA I went to try to find a middle ground.

Above, NARS Larger Than Life Long Wear Eyeliner, $23 at Sephora online.

Above, my bargain find: NYX Slim Eye Pencil for just $3.50 (!) at ULTA online.

The result! I'm in love with adding color to my makeup palette. And yep, just saved almost $20, too.  I'm wearing Too Faced Fuschia lipstick here, which you can find at ULTA online as well.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Winter by the lagoon

Pictures from a very cold day in DeKalb. It's been super dry lately so everything is ice, and you still see the leftovers from fall. This lagoon on campus is just beautiful to walk around during any season.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Weekday Wear

I love trying new things.. So this is my shot at print mixing and also trying to stay warm during this cold snap. It was 0 degrees in DeKalb today.. yikes! The scarf was a gift from Brussels, but the sweater I found in the sale room at Anthropologie last year. I looove Anthropologie but don't love their prices, so I always head straight to the back sale room before I fall in love with something I'll never be able to afford and get depressed.

Anyway... Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

1 shirt, 3 ways

Normally, it's really hard to get me to pay $40 for a top, but in this case, it was worth it. I bought this top in the summer, so unfortunately no longer carries it. BUT ShopRuche is the best online shopping experience I've had. Check out their tops section, it's full of beautiful and unique pieces that you can build your wardrobe around.

Ruche carries really high quality clothing for a very decent price, so this is one place you definitely won't regret paying a little extra :)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Now that I've had 10 days to think about it...

I was never one for doing things right on time... This year is going to be a big year for me!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I used cheap and not-so-cheap lipsticks for these colors, but it's proof you can create the same looks that you see in magazines for less than $50. Some of the lipsticks I used were less than $10!

Cranberry - darker pictured Stila lipgloss ($22 for a pack of 8)
Bubblegum - Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Pink Blush ($5) as a base, lighter pictured Stila lipgloss ($22 for a pack of 8) over the base
Nude - Clinique Stay-Matter Oil-Free Makeup ($23) as a base, lighter pictured Stila lipgloss over the base
Red - Lorac Breakthrough Performance lipstick ($22) I LOVE THIS STUFF
Fuschia - Too Faced La Creme in Fuschia Shock ($21) NEW FAVE <3

To the one person on the internet who may have read this post (if you're out there) ... THANK YOU!!!