Monday, November 30, 2015

Makeup Monday Must Haves: Berry Lips

I have mentioned it before, but I used to be really scared of bold lips. I love a dramatic eye, and to me, a bold lip on top of that would just be too much. Plus, I hated having to worry about my lipstick coming off, and then having to pull out a mirror to reapply. I was a lip balm girl through and through.

But something switched in my head earlier this year, and now I am bold lipstick obsessed! It's perfect for when I am too lazy for a full eyeshadow look, but I still want to look put together. I started collecting lippies left and right, from bright corals, to classic reds, and fun pinks. However, my favorite would have to be the boldest of them all, berry.

Makeup Monday Must Haves: Berry Lipstick

Now that fall is almost over, and winter is just around the corner, I have been lusting over dark berry lipstick even more. You can bet that I will be using every one of my berry lippies during these next few months, and that just makes me want to add more to my stash!

Do you love berry lipstick as much as I do? What lip colors do you love for the winter?

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Born Pretty Store Review: Gold & Silver Foil Part 2

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Happy Black Friday! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. Remember how thankful you were yesterday while your punching someone in the face for 75% off today. I spent the day in Connecticut with my dad, and today I will be heading to my house in New York for official Thanksgiving dinner. Tomorrow, Ben and I are heading to his house in Pennsylvania for dinner with his family. I feel like I am on tour - A different city every night!

The other day I reviewed gold and silver foil from Born Pretty store in a beautiful nail art look. Today I wanted to use these foils in a more out-there look. Autumn suggested that I use them for a makeup look, and I loved the idea!


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Born Pretty Store Review: Gold & Silver Foil Part 1

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Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and other gold.

I have been obsessed with gold and silver leaf nail art as soon as it became popular. It's such a gorgeous look, and it feels pretty cool to have real gold on your nails. I remember when I first saw gold leaf while on vacation with my dad out west. It blew my mind how thin gold could get!

You can bet I couldn't wait to try out the gold and silver foil from Born Pretty Store!


Monday, November 23, 2015

Makeup Monday Must Haves: Copper Eyeshadow

There is something about the cold weather that makes me gravitate towards metallics. There's no shortage of gold and silver around, but there are other metallics that deserve some love too. I have been loving the look of copper eyeshadow lately. The shimmer of a metallic alone is enough to win me over, but the warmth of a beautiful copper is the perfect contrast to a cold November (that, plus hot chocolate).

Makeup Monday Must Haves: Copper Eyeshadow

Friday, November 20, 2015

Hidden Creek Country Club Wedding Show

Ben and I have been slowly but surely planing our wedding for the past ten months. We haven't made too much progress, but we have booked our venue, and we are starting to do our research. It was perfect timing when I heard about a local Northern Virginia wedding show, and even better, it was at our venue!

One thing that was very important to me while we were there was to talk to vendors that are familiar with our venue. We spoke to DJs, photographers, and hotels, and we even got to try some cake! We learned about what was important to us, and what we could do without.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Look Book: Under The Sea

It wasn't took long ago that wearing leggings as pants made me very uncomfortable. I have come so far since then, and I am rocking leggings at least once a week. My new obsession is crazy leggings, something that really makes a statement. I have tie-dye, leopard print, and even plaid. During a trip to Kohl's I saw a pair that I had to have.

I am a huge Disney fan, and The Little Mermaid is one of my favorite movies. When I saw Ariel leggings all I could think was "shut up and take my money!"


Monday, November 16, 2015

Makeup Monday Must Haves: Colorful Mascara

Have you ever had a shower thought? Where you are just relaxing in the shower with your own thoughts and you come up with the best ideas? That happened to me the other day. I was thinking about blog posts, like I usually do, and I thought it would be so fun to do a weekly post where I share makeup I'm lusting. I decided to create "Makeup Monday Must Haves".

I would like to do a post every monday sharing makeup I am loving, in addition to the two posts per week I usually do. I must be a glutton for punishment, because I already feel that with my full time job, planning a wedding, and buying a house, that I barely have time to blog. And now I want to add another blog post each week? I might be crazy!

Makeup Monday Must Haves: Colorful Mascara

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Look Book: 26th Birthday

I know that November is half over (wow, that went by fast!), but I am finally sharing my birthday outfit. For a special night out having dinner at The Melting Pot and seeing Rocky Horror, I needed a look that would make me feel beautiful and confident.

When I was home a few months ago, my mom got me this navy blue peplum dress, and I knew I wanted to wear it on my birthday. Since it was a chilly fall night, I completed the look with tights, boots, and a cute jacket.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Makeup Looks: 26th Birthday

It was my 26th birthday a few weeks go, and to celebrate, Ben took me to The Melting Pot, which has become my birthday tradition. Then we went to a Rocky Horror Picture Show sing-a-long. Rocky Horror is a movie with a huge cult following. Around Halloween it is pretty common to see live showings where you can watch the move, throw props, sing along, and yell out "call lines". When I was in college I was in my school's production. It's something that's just so fun and special to me and I had an amazing time!


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Anjolee Jewelry Review

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I'll let you in on a little secret, Ben had a lot of help from me when it came to choosing my engagement ring. I actually made a Pinterest board with different rings I liked, and what I liked about them. He spent hours at the mall and went to 8 jewelry shops before he finally found the perfect one.

Anjolee diamond engegement ring review

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Halloween Look Book + Makeup Looks : Dia De Los Muertos

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All month long I have been counting down, and preparing for the big day, Halloween! Personally, I feel the most comfortable when I am dressed up. Self expression is extremely important to me, which is why I created a beauty blog. Dressing up is one of my favorite forms of self expression. You get to wear anything you want, have crazy makeup, and you can go out in public and it's completely normal. Its an amazing day of the year.

Since I love Halloween so much, I wanted to share my official Halloween look on the blog. After all, this is a space for me to express myself. This year I went out for Halloween as a Day of the Dead sugar skull. My costume consisted of a few of my own clothes, some new clothes, and a few pieces I picked up at the party store.


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween + 26th Birthday Nails: Dia De Los Muertos

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Today is the big day, happy Halloween! I love Halloween so much and I am so happy that its finally here! Ben and I have already begun celebrating, last night we went to a Rocky Horror Picture Show sing along. I used to perform in Rocky when I was in college, and I miss it every day.

But today is the big day! Ben and I are going out tonight for a night of drinking and dancing and I can't wait. I will be dressing up as a Day of the Dead sugar skull. Sugar skulls have resonated with me for as long as I can remember. The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday when friends and family go to the cemetery to celebrate the lives of the people that have passed away, and just party it up. Part of this celebration involves painting skulls made of sugar in bright colors and beautiful designs.

Another reason I have loved the Day of the Dead for so long is because it falls on my birthday, November 2nd! I usually do Day of the Dead nail art special for my birthday (23rd, 24th, 25th) but since I am dressing up as a sugar skull this year, I thought it would be fitting for Halloween this year too.

Sugar skull Day of the Dead nail art

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween Look Book: Renaissance Fair

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One of my favorite fall activities is going to the Renaissance Fair in Maryland. Last year was my first time ever going to any Ren Fair, and I had so much fun! However, since I had never gone before I didn't really know how to dress up, so I just wore regular clothes. Let me tell you, I was SO SAD that I wasn't in garb! I love dressing up so much, and missing out on an opportunity really bummed me out.

This year, I was determined to dress up! I am still pretty new to the Ren Fair, and I'm not ready for the authentic garb, so I decided to pick something up on a routine trip to Party City.

Renaissance fair garb, what I wore to the Renaissance fair.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Scratch: The Zodiac Collection - Scorpio

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In January of last year, Scratch nail wraps caught my eye. They were releasing a zodiac collection, and I was really excited. If you don't know, I am a proud Scorpio. If you look up the traits of a Scorpio, I am the textbook definition. But really, I love all astrology, and I even have a tattoo of the signs I most resonate with. Sadly, I had to wait until November for them to release the Scorpio wraps, but I scooped them up right away.

But November meant broken nails for me. Actually, my nails were in bad shape for months. It wasn't until this past summer that I was finally able to grow my nails out enough to wear them. Posting Scorpio nails in the summer though? That doesn't work for me. So I decided to save this post for the month of Halloween nail art. The first day of Scorpio was yesterday, so it was the perfect fit!

Scratch nail wraps zodiac collection Scorpio

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

French Spiders

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We are right in the thick of October and I am loving it! The chilly weather, the leaves are finally changing, and I have been enjoying things in pumpkin flavor that I never thought would exist. Ben and I have our engagement photo session today too and I am so excited! I have also finalized my Halloween costume for my office party, as well as Halloween night. Halloween may only be one night a year for most people, but for me its all October long (and a little bit in November too for good measure).

I am continuing my month of Halloween looks with more Halloween nail art. A couple of years ago my mom got me a bunch of Halloween nail stickers, and I like to break them out every October. This time I went for a festive French manicure with Halloween flare.

Halloween french manicure spider nail art

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Julep Maven October 2015: Coco Hernandez

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Can you believe October is already half over? I feel like my favorite month is going by so quickly! One good thing about it being the middle of the month is that I received my Julep Maven box in the mail! I love getting the October boxes because they are Halloween themed, perfect to share for my month of Halloween posts.

Julep Maven October box Coco Hernandez

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Mix & Match: Makeup Looks Sally's Song

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A few days ago I shared a Sally nail art look as part of my month of Halloween looks. I love The Nightmare Before Christmas and Sally a lot, and I knew I wanted to do a second look. Experimenting with makeup looks is fun, and I usually opt for more bold, less wearable looks. But with this being Halloween, its the perfect time for extra crazy makeup, so I wanted to really get out of my comfort zone.

The Nightmare Before Christmas Sally makeup for halloween

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Mix & Match: Sally's Song

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With how much I love Halloween, it's no surprise that I love The Nightmare Before Christmas. It's dark and creepy, but also funny, and I love the songs. I love the relationship between Jack and Sally, how she had feelings for him but he didn't notice, and by the end he realizes how he feels about her. It reminds me a lot of the beginning of my relationship with Ben.

I especially related to Sally's Song...

And does he notice my feelings for him?
And will he see how much he means to me?
I think it's not to be

And will we ever end up together?
No, I think not, it's never to become
For I am not the one

...and how it's connected with the Finale/Reprise.

And sit together, now and forever
For it is plain as anyone can see
We're simply meant to be

Being that The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favorite Halloween movies, and how much I love Sally, I really wanted to do a Sally look for my month of Halloween looks.

The Nightmare Before Christmas Sally nail art

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Maple Holistics Review + Giveaway

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I know that it's October and you were expecting a Halloween post, but I needed to interrupt your regularly scheduled post to share some awesome products from Maple Holistics. I was sent the Dead Sea Mud Mask and the Vitamin C Serum for review. What I love most is that Maple Holistics' products are organic, all natural and cruelty free!

Maple Holistics Dead Sea mud mask review

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Halloween Cats

October is finally here! For those who don't know, fall is my favorite season, and October is my absolute favorite month! It is the quintessential fall month. I also am obsessed with Halloween. I just love all the dark and spookiness, and I love to dress up. To me, Halloween is all October long and I love to find ways to celebrate.

One way I celebrate is by featuring Halloween looks on the blog. To start off the month, I wanted to combine Halloween with my other favorite, cats. I love cats, and I love that you can find cute black cats everywhere during Halloween.

Halloween can nail art



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