Thursday, May 31


Hi everyone! Today's post deviates from my normal posts. I have been contemplating getting my teeth straightened, but was not sure what would be the best way to go about the process (braces or Invisalign). I was originally planning to invest in them after I graduate and get a job, but I came across a good deal for Invisalign. Since very few people in my family have had the Invisalign procedure, any input on your experiences would be greatly appreciated. The deal is for the Invisalign Clear Braces, Zoom Teeth Whitening, and a year supply of home whitening gel for $2999 before tax/gratuity. However, the deal expires in 6 days >.<!

For those of you out there that have had Invisalign...

How were your experiences?

Any input would be really appreciated!!!

Wednesday, May 30

OOTD: Casual

Hiyas everyone! I decided to do an OOTD (outfit of the day) post today. I decided to pair a black boyfriend cardigan over a flowery tank top. The shorts are actually crochet material and the shoes are suede wedges. I would describe my style as being pretty casual and simplistic. Hope you like the outfit!
Black Boyfriend Cardigan (Forever 21)
Flowery Tank Top (Forever 21)
Navy Blue Crochet Shorts (Forever 21)
Faux Suede Wedges (Target)

Note: Products used in this outfit were purchased with my own money and the reviews are 100% my own.

Sunday, May 27

Summer Eyes!

Hi everyone! I got bored a couple weeks ago and decided to do a random eye look that was inspired by the bright, bold colors of spring/summer. To create this look, I used my BH Cosmetics 88 Color Matte Palette, NYX Lashes in El 118 Rumor, Milani Eye Tech Liquid Liner in Blackest Black, E.L.F. blending brush, & E.L.F. smudge brush. Enjoy!

 Before Makeup
I have hidden double eyelids and pretty sparse lashes.

After Application of Shadows
I just used my fingers and an E.L.F. blending brush to make the transition from color to color more smooth.

After Application of Lashes & Liner
I used Milani Eye Tech liquid liner in Blackest Black for the top lid & a dark BH Cosmetics shadow to line the bottom of my eye. I applied the dark shadow with E.L.F. smudge brush. I added a little bit of mint shadow to soften the look. Lastly, I applied the NYX lashes (in El 118 Rumor) using the lash glue that was included with the kit and curled my lashes (sadly, I forgot to apply mascara...).

Final Look!
Surprisingly, I think the look turned out to be very wearable. Let me know what you think as this is the first eye look I have done. If any of you have makeup ideas for hidden double eyelids comment below & if you would like me to do looks without lashes, also let me know ^___^.

Note: Products used in this look were purchased with my own money and the reviews are 100% my own.

Saturday, May 26

Ulta Mini Haul: NYX

Hi everyone! The weather has been lovely this week where I am. I usually walk several blocks on my way to work and it always brightens my mood when I see pretty bright flowers blooming.

Last week, I went home to visit my parents. While I was home, I decided to pay a visit to Ulta to pick up some NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss shades I had been eyeing. Here are the shades I picked up!

From Top to Bottom: Perfect, Nude Peach, & La La

From L to R: Perfect, Nude Peach, & La La

Along with the lip glosses, I also picked up two NYX Round Lipsticks in Paris and Tea Rose. I wanted to get Tea Rose from a long time ago, but it was always out of stock on the site, so I was very happy when I came across the shade at Ulta!

From L to R: Paris & Tea Rose

I took the pics in natural light and tried to get the pics as close to the natural color as possible. There's also a Memorial Day discount on at the moment (20% off everything on the site MDS12). On cherryculture, the round lipsticks are normally $2.99 and mega shine lip glosses are normally $4.50. The discount code expires May 28th! My little sister and I couldn't help ourselves >.< and we ended up placing a fairly large order this morning...

Just a thought, but just wondering if you all would like me to do lip swatches. I understand that the colors may not show up the same on everyone's lips since everyone's pigmentation is different. Let me know if you all would like that by commenting below. What are your favorite shades of NYX lippies?

Note: Products were purchased with my own money and the reviews are 100% my own.

Saturday, May 12

Peter Coppola Argan Oil Treatment

Hi everyone! Crazy, but my first year of graduate school is over! I feel as if time is really flying by. However, I am ready for a break and glad the summer is here. Sadly, the weather is not exactly summer-like weather yet, but oh well. 

On my last visit home, I stopped by TJ Maxx and browsed their beauty isle and decided to purchase Peter Coppola's Argan Oil Treatment. I've heard great things about argan oil, but had yet to try any argan oil products. Therefore, I decided to pick up this product since it was only $9.99.

After trying this product out for a week, I think it works really well! My hair definitely feels softer. I usually put it on my hair when it is still damp. I really like the smell as well (cocoa buttery ^___^).

Comment below and let me know if you've tried argan oil products and whether they worked out well! 
Note: Products were purchased with my own money and the reviews are 100% my own.