Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wish List Wednesday

Wish List Wednesday is a new series that I will be starting. Once a month on Wednesdays, I will be posting a post about items I really, really want to buy and possibly plan on buying later in the month. This month I have 7 fashion and beauty items to share with you.
Wish List Wednesday
Combat Boots
I know I am a little late on the bandwagon, but I do not own a pair of combat boots. I cant seem to find the perfect pair. Most of the boots I have tried on are either too wide at the top or just do not look right on me. This month I am on a quest to find the perfect pair of combat boots.

Yin Yang Crop Top
This may be a random item, but I have been eyeing this yin yang crop top. The one I like is from etsy. I believe it is $24 or $25 and the seller is MINGAlondon. The seller has good reviews, so I may be making an order on etsy in the next few days.

Black Skater Skirt
Is it sad that I only own one skater skirt and I just bought it last weekend? The one I bought was navy and I got it at Rue21. I had planned on buying the black, but they didn't have it in my size. I plan on going back there in a week or so to see if they have any more in stock.

Mint Peplum Top
I am more than ready for spring and I am in desperate need of spring clothes. This top is so cute and it is the perfect color for spring!

Statement Necklace
I don't own a lot of jewelry, but lately I have been loving necklaces. A statement necklace is the perfect addition to any outfit.  I have a feeling that I will be buying a few of these this month.

Naked 3
I am probably the only person in the world who has not bought Urban Decay's Naked 3 Palette (I may be exaggerating a little). It is such a girly palette with all of the pink toned shades and I LOVE it! It is just so darn expensive. I can hardly bring myself to buy any makeup that costs over $30 and even then it is rare. However, I think I have waited long enough and it is about time I buy this palette.

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette
The shades in this palette are neutral and they look so nice! I have not heard a single bad thing about this palette. If I buy this palette I will not be buying the Naked 3 and vice versa.

I hope you liked this post and tell me in the comments what your wish list is for this month!

Friday, March 7, 2014

How to use Coconut Oil

Coconut oil isn't just for cooking. It has many benefits for your skin and hair. I have recently started using coconut oil and I can't believe I didn't start using it sooner. 

Coconut oil is good to remove your makeup. I like to use it to remove my makeup when I'm only wearing concealer under my eyes and powder. I haven't tested it out on waterproof mascara so I'm not sure how well it would work. If you have tried it on waterproof items, did it work well for you?

Coconut oil is also good to moisturize your skin. After I go through my skin cre routine I apply this to the dry areas on my face. I always make sure to wash it off because it tends to clog pores. 

Coconut oil helps to prevent wrinkles. I like to use it as an eye cream. It makes my under eye area feel so moisturized and great! I don't think I have been using it long enough to be able tell a difference. I will post an update in a month or so letting you all know if it has. 

I have very dry, chapped lips and I have never found a Chapstick that has completely healed my lips. If I could only use coconut oil for one thing it would be for my lips. I have noticed a huge difference in them. They aren't as dry and they seem to be healing up. 

I use coconut oil two different ways on my hair. Once a month, I rub coconut oil all over my hair. The I put a shower cap on it and leave it for two hours. After two hours I rinse it out and continue with my normal shampoo and conditioner. The second way to use coconut oil for hair is to smooth down fly aways. Make sure not to use too much because it can make your hair very oily. 

I I hope you enjoyed this post and check back Wednesday for a new post!

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

February Favorites (Books, Songs, Food, etc.)

As I said in my other Favorites post I will be doing two monthly favorites blog posts from now on. One will be my beauty related favorites and the other will be random, non-beauty related things. This post is all about my non-beauty related favorites for the month of February. 

My song favorite of the month is John Legends All of Me. It is such a good song. I have had it on repeat for the past few weeks. If you have not heard this song you should go buy it in iTunes because it is AMAZING!

The tv show that I have been loving this month is the new CW show Star-crossed. It just premiered this month and is about these people (aliens?) called Atrians who came to Earth 10 years ago and have since been isolated in a sector. Ten years later, seven of the Atrian teens have been chosen to participate in a program that allows them to go to a high school with humans. It may sound a little weird but I promise once you start watching it you won't be able to stop!

My movie favorite of the month is Pompeii. I absolutely loved this movie. I went in to the theater thinking this movie was going to be okay, but not something I would love. I was completely wrong! I was on the edge of my seat the majority of the time. It was definitely action packed, but there was also some romance mixed in. I do not want to spoil it for anyone so that is all I am going to say about that. 

My food favorite of the month is a simple recipe I have heard a lot of people talk about. It is the brownie in a cup. I didn't have very high expectations for this, but it proved to be very good! The recipe I used was from This is a simple way to make a brownies if you are in a hurry and do not have a lot of time. 

The blogger I have been loving this month is Nouveau Cheap. She is always on top of all the newest things. Every time I read one of her posts I feel the need to go to my local drugstore and buy more beauty items, knowing I don't need anything else! You should definitely check  out her blog if you haven't.

I have only read one new book this month. I have been in such a reading slump lately. The book I read was Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi. It is the third and final book in the Shatter Me series and it was by far my favorite. I recommend reading the first two just so you can read Ignite Me. I finished it in a day. I could not put the book down. I don't want to spoil it for anyone so all I am going to say is that it was fantastic!

I hoped you enjoyed this post and if you  haven't checked out my February Beauty Favorites what are you waiting for? I will link the url to that post down below. Have you watched/tried any of the things I mentioned? If so tell me in the comments what you thought about them. I love hearing other people's opinions! 

February Beauty Favorites

Another month has come and gone. Do you know what that means? It is time for my FEBRUARY FAVORITES!!! This month I have decided to do 2 blog posts on this. One will be my beauty favorites and the other will be my non-beauty related favorites. If you can tell by the title, this post is about the beauty items I have been loving for the month of February.

This month I have fallen back in love with my Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in the shade Light. I would say that this concealer is medium to full coverage. It doesn't look cakey when I build it up to get my desired level of coverage. The concealer is very creamy and doesn't settle into  my fine lines. I haven't found anything that can take the place of this concealer.

The next item I have been loving is a tool. I bought the e.l.f Studio Kabuki Face Brush at the end of January and I am so glad I did! I mentioned this brush in my e.l.f. haul and said it was one of the softest brushes I have. It really is. It applies my powder beautifully and evenly. So far, I  have not had any problems with the brush hairs falling out and getting all over my face. I really just love this brush and would recommend this to anyone looking for a inexpensive, good quality kabuki brush.

This next product I am going to mention is one I have had for quite some time. It is the Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer. This primer gets the job done. It makes my makeup last a few extra hours and it makes my skin smooth. I even notice a slight difference in my pores. It doesn't make them vanish, but it does make them look smaller. I do not know why I never used this much before, but I am glad I have started using it again!

I am pretty sure I have talked about this next item in a previous post. It is the Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder in Translucent. I have been using this with my e.l.f Kabuki Brush and I have been loving it! It is the perfect setting powder for my foundation. This powder is good for those days when you do not want to wear any makeup but you also don't want to look shiny. The powder keeps the oil on my face at bay and I have been using it nonstop.

Eyeshadow  Quad in Chai Latte
The last beauty product I have been loving is my Maybelline Eyeshadow Quad in the shade Chai Latte. The sticker on the packaging says that it is new, but I'm not sure how true that is. The shadows so have some fallout and they aren't crazy pigmented, but that's okay with me. I really like the colors in the palette. There is a shimmery champagne shade, a shimmery copper shade, a matte light brown, and a dark brown with some glitter in it. The picture above shows swatches of all of the shadows in the quad. I am sorry that the quality of the picture isn't that great and it is kind of hard to see the champagne shade. I do like the over all look these shadows provide and they last all day with an eyeshadow primer.

I hope you liked reading about all of the products I have been loving this month. check out my other post on my non-beauty related favorites for the month of February! Feel free to tell me in the comments section below what products you have been loving this month!