Friday, May 31, 2013

Favorite Brushes for Girls on a Budget!

Hello! I've got a new post today and its one sorta out of my zone but still kinda safe to play, i am always getting questions about how my foundation looks so good and natural, or how my eyeshadow is so pigmented and blended but still natural... alot of the times I'm like oh well i use this foundation with this moisturizer and this primer or oh well i use these eye shadows with this primer, but it goes so much further than that. Its important to have good products to go on your face but its also important the brush you use gives you an effect you want! So i dug a little deeper into my knowledge of make-up and into the drawers of the make up brushes i have and i realized what a better way to show others that what you apply your make up with is just as important as the products themselves! Now, i know that even for myself make up brushes that get the job done are just expensive and it sometimes feels like you have to take what you can get, beauty gurus on youtube have sedona lace brushes, mac brushes, real techniques, and so many other brushes that is just not affordable to us who are just getting by with what we have, BUT all those beauty gurus and girls like myself have all used the E.L.F. (eyelipsface) brushes, and they are wonderful brushes! So today's post i will walk you through the brushes i love and recommend, and how i use them! Now keep in mind that most of the brushes can come in a kit and you can often find the brushes at dollar tree as well.

Face Brushes:

Studio Kabuki Face Brush $6, this is a big, fluffy, short brush i like this brush for applying powder (Maybelline Dream Matte Powder). Its gonna give you the feeling with the powder that its light, it gets the job done without packing it on! It is gonna give you a light coverage which allows the light feeling on the skin!
Studio Stipple Brush $3, The layered bristles on this brush will give you a soft airbrushed look from your foundation (Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Foundation). What i normally do is apply the foundation to the back of my hand (or if its a pump onto the brush) and dot it all onto my face and go in with circular motions and occasional dabbing. This will really help give you a full coverage. However, after i apply my foundation with this i like to go in with a cosmetic wedge and just press the foundation into my skin, this way i know there are no streaks.
Studio Powder Brush $3, this brush is good for when you want the powder to give you extra coverage, its flat so it'll pack the powder on. I recommend using this in the areas you get the moist shiny or oily. I have two of these brushes and i have also used it for applying foundation, i use it in similarity to the stippling brush and it works well for that as well. It is defiantly a brush that is going to help give you a full coverage look. But remember the foundation and the powder you use is going to also be a factor in this.

Studio Small Stipple Brush $3, a smaller version of the stipple brush, i use it for blending in a liquid or cream highlight (elf shimmering facial whip) and i have also used it for blending in my concealer as well. It is going to give the airbrushed look as the normal size stippling brush but its going to be easier getting the smaller areas, and flawlessly blending out liquid or cream products to smaller areas.
Studio Blush Brush $3, this brush has a tailored design that really allows you to maneuver the brush easily and give a more precise placement of the blush. Its pretty self explanatory how to use, just find the apple of the cheek by smiling, and apply blush and sweep outward. i have two of these as well and i have used it for my bronzer as well and its really good if you just want to give yourself a glow because its such a light brush and doesn't pack the product in.
Studio Angled Blush Brush $3,this bush has a slanted shape which allows for a more precise application, for a sculpted look. The soft dense bristles contours facial features better than other brushes i have tried. I personally only use this brush to contour with bronzer because of the density, its perfect, and you can always build it up to the color you want, whether it be darker or lighter.
Essential Total Face Brush $1, i really like this brush to apply powder lightly, its lighter than the kabuki, so its great if i need to do a touch up or if I'm just going out to get a coffee.
Essential Foundation Brush $1, I really couldn't even begin telling anyone about this brush! This brush will give just about any foundation a pore less, flawless, full coverage look! i reach for this brush very very very often, almost every day. I will put foundation on the back of my hand and will dab the brush into it and dot it all over my face and use downward strokes to blend the foundation in this gives a really lovely finish to my skin and really helps cover the blemishes, scaring, and discoloration on my skin with no concealer. i really just love this brush and its stunning and really allows for nice finish. Now it can leave streaks so i always use a cosmetic wedge and press the foundation into the skin.


Eye Brushes:
Studio Eyeshadow "c" Brush $3, i feel like when it comes to brushes for the eyes, you can never ever have too many! I like using this brush for both the lid and the crease, its going to pack the eyeshadow on so its going to help give you that pigmentation. I lay it flat for the lid and the tip for the crease, its a really great brush and one i feel like should be in every girls collection.

Studio Contour Brush $3, this brush has domed shaped bristles that help to pick up a lot of color to deposit on the eye for extra definition, it really adds alot of depth close to the lash line, the outer "v" and in the corner of the eye. i have about three of these brushes just because its a great brush and its has so many uses, i have even used it to blend my shadows together and it came out great!

Essential Eyeshadow Brush $1, This is a much softer brush to lightly apply an eyeshadow rather than to pack it on. its good when your going for a soft natural look, again another essential brush to have in any collection.

Essential Blending Eye Brush $1, this is another brush that is essential in an eye collection, i use it to blend my shadows together and lighten the shadows up a bit. i have two of these brushes and i like to also use it to set the concealer or foundation under my eyes.

Essential Eyeliner Brush $1, This brush is one i use for packing on eyeshadow and i love it for that. i have never used a gel liner so i find no need to use it as an eyeliner brush. It is really nice to pack a shadow onto the lid or gracefully apply it to the crease precisely. it gives such a stunning look.

Essential Smudge Brush $1, this brush is short and stubby, and perfect for applying a shadow on the lash line, the outer "v", highlighting the brow bone and for the inner corner. It allows to pack in the color for the eye to let pigmentation shine through, and the short bristles give alot of control.

Essential Eye Crease Brush $1, tighter and shorter bristles than the blending eye brush, making it easy to apply color in the crease along with the dome shape. The bristles being tightly placed allow the brush to pick up the shadows making it easier for pigmented shadows.

Essential Smudge Eye Sponge $1, Normally i would never go for a sponge tip applicator, but i like this brush to use for highlighting. It picks up just enough product to give a nice settle look but still looks persicley placed for a flawless look.

I hope you all enjoy this and I hope I gave recommendations that you all may try, I love blogging and posting new things for you lovely ladies, and I hope each and every day I give someone a smile! Feel free to leave your questions and comments in the section below, or email me and I will reply back just as fast as I can! ALSO, I'd like to announce that Lace in Ruffles will be getting a make-over here very very very soon!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

May Favorites!

Hello! Im here today with my May favorites, now this isnt something i do every month but i have rediscovered and discovered a ton of things this month some being from the drugstore and some not. I don't wear make up all the time so i dont have very much make up for my favorites but i have a few, hair products as well. So lets begin!


Over this month i have been having some dry areas on my face and more oily areas, so ive needed something that wasnt going to grab to my dry patchs but was gonna control the shine on my nose. Over the past few years ive had combo oily skin, but starting in December of last year i realized now i have dry combo skin, so the first product has helped my out in alot of areas, Maybelline Dream Matte powder. My color is cream and it fits my skin perfectly, now this color can be harder to get your hands on at least where i live so i do have to order online sometimes. This powder is by far the best ive used its light but stays all day, it doesnt cake up, is very blendable and buildable, it covers well and i dont touch it up at all! Even better i dont break out when wearing this and its only $8! I really, really like this product alot and i will continue to buy it, there is just nothing else like it on the market! I apply this with an E.L.F. essentials total face brush all over the face and a little on the neck. The only flaw i have is that i kinda go through it quickly (about a month and a half)

Next, i have fallen in love with this L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Blush in Baby Blossom. This is very pretty for both spring and summer, it isnt too bright but you can build the pigmentation. I really love shimmery blushes that can give you a pretty glow and this deffinatly falls into that catagory. Its really lightweight, blendable, looks natural, isnt cakey, it doesnt cling to my dry areas, and is long lasting. Its a powder which is what ive been wanting more often and is my replacement for Maybelline Dream Mouse Blush in Peach Satin, which i adore! I look foward to trying out Innocent Flush and Precious Peach. Now this is kinda pricey($10) but it last forever!

Another really incredble product is Covergirl Shimmering Sands trio, i dont know any beauty guru who doesnt own this, its one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes, and by far the easiest to do an eyeshadow look with. Its a classic eyeshadow trio with a champagne color, a brown, and a dark brown. I like to use the champagne on my lid and apply the brown in the crease, and the dark brown on the outer v, i think this is just stunning. This trio is only $5, and is super blendable, and its longlasting with or without a primer.

I feel like this month i have been crazy about Avon, i've done a pampering post, and ive been doing a christmas shopping list, both featured products from Avon! i've always been pretty impressed with the products i have recieved from avon so i have a good history with it. A product i have purchaced a few times have been the glimmersticks eyeliner, this is one of the few eyeliners that gives me long lasting color, no smearing or smudging, a very definate black, and the line i get is easy and effortless. Its so smooth, and doesn't irritate my eyes, which have been getting irritated like crazy by everything. This is just one of those products i really, really love and is actually PERFECT! I dont find many things that im my opinion is perfect, i am high maintance and anything below my standards is just not acceptable and i am pleased that this is on my standard even in the sweet Alabama huminity (and i feel like this outlives the 9-hour claim, it lasts all day through 6 am until 4 pm {which is my school day})! This is only $7, so a drugstore price but i ALWAYS find these on sale for buy 2 for $8 or sometimes even better deals like pick 2 for $5.

This next product is incredibly different for a favorites of mine because i dont really ever do much with my hair but this month i have had honors day at vo tech, honors day at my school, graduation, end or the year programs, and just alot of things that i had to actually do something with my hair. This incredible product is U R Curly Loose Curl Enhancer, i have long curly hair so it is a bit unruly sometimes and this basically helps my hair be not so frizzy, leaves the curls soft and shiny, and just makes my curls a little better and defined. Now this is kinda exspensive ($10) but the bottle literally last forever! When i get out of the shower i dry my hair a bit, but leave it a little damp and flip my hair over, then apply just a little to the roots first and on to the ends. If you have curly hair i really recommend this, its such a wonderful product and its even natural and good for your hair!

Song Favorites: Work of Art by Rachel Platten (Theme song from Jane By Design) [] and This Kiss by Carly Rae Jepsen []

Tv Show: Jane by Design

Fave Movie: LOL with Miley Cyrus

Favorite Drink: Pink Lemonade (went threw a gallon in a day!)

And finally pampering! (read my post...

What am i looking at purchasing this month?

-Avon Ideal Flawless BB Beauty Balm Cream $10.00

-Avon Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage Liquid Foundation

-Revlon Colorburst lip butter in Juicy Papaya, Watermelon, and Pink Lemonade

-Maybelline Color Sensational Color Whisper Lipcolor in Go Nude, Bare to the Bold, and Coral Ambition

-Maybelline Baby Lips in Coral Crush, Melon Mania, Twinkle, Peach Kiss and Cherry me

-Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow in Barely Branded

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Bubbles, Bombs, Pampering!

Hello! I personally have been going through ALOT this last month and i have found myself going through so many emotions and facing so much and finding no where to turn to so this month i have taken quite a few pampering days. In this blog post i will go threw and explain the process as well as the products i used in my moments of insanity.

Step One: I boil some water on the stove top and place a towel around my head and the pot, allowing the steam to hit my face. This opens my pores and really allows my skin cleaners to do a fantasic job at getting out the dirt, oil, and make up from the day.

Step Two: Step into a steamy hot shower and apply a exfoiliater to face (I use St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub). I use circular motions on my face for about 3 minutes (in those three minutes I am washing my hair)

Step Three: In this particular step, i treat my hair and clease my hair. Its not an everyday thing just a once a week occasion, i use a dandruff shampoo (Head & Shoulders Green Apple 2-in-1 Dandruff Shapoo and Conditioner)(I dont have an issue with dandruff but i did when i was younger and so i like to treat for it so i dont have it again-sounds silly but in the middle of class when we got a lice check it was embarrassing when the nurse asked if i had dandruff.) and a cleansing shampoo (Aussie Confidently Clean Shampoo) (I sometimes use products in my hair and after a while those products can build up in your hair and actually make your hair look greasy so going in with a clarifying shampoo about once a week whille get rid of that build up). I mix half and half and work into a lather by massaging the shampoo into the scalp (massaging into the scalp with help your hair grow faster).

Step Four : I rinse my face from the exfoliarter and apply a cleanser in circular motion (my cleanser changes alot because my face gets used to the formula and stops working, i have acne and whatever cleanser i use MUST contain Salicylic Acid, which is good for sensitive skin as well, a few i really like are: Avon Clearskin Blackhead Eliminating Daily Cleanser {if you have alot of blackheads i recommend this alot because it has cleared up most of the blackheads on my face within 2 washes}, Noxzema Original Deep Cleansing Cream {This doesnt have Salicylic Acid in it but its one of those miricle workers, this is going to burn but when all else fails on my face i know noxzema will help clear up my face in no time!}, and Neutogena Acne Treatment Oil-Free Acne Wash (i have stolen this from my mom several times, she loves it because she has oily skin and the oils get traped and clog her pores and she gets awful acne, she swears by this and i like it as well). I let this sit on my face for about 3 minutes as well (while i condition my hair)

Step Five: I rinse my hair from the shampoo and apply my moisturizing shampoo in Circular motions to the scalp and on the rest of my hair as well, Suave Professionals Almond and Shea Butter, i swear by this. My hair is ringlet curly and gets tangled in no time! I have used the Shampoo and Conditioner for about 2 years now and i still love it.

Step Six: I rinse my face once again and this time apply my face mask, the skin is exfoliated, and cleansed. Depending on what my skin may need, or what i feel up to decides my mask for the night. A few i have laying around are Avon Clearskin Blackhead Eliminating Deep Treatment Mask, Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque, Freeman Feeling Beautiful Revealing Peel Off Facial Mask, and Freeman Feeling Beautiful Facial Anti Stress Mask, Dead Sea Minerals. This step will carry on over later in post.

Step Seven: I rinse my hair and apply a deep conditioner to the hair from where my chin begins to the ends, depending on the damage of my hair decides my hair mask a few i like are Aussie 3 Minute Miricle, Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque, L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Damage-Erasing Balm, Organtix Moroccan Argan Oil Renewing Treatment, and Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask. Clip hair up. This step will carry on over later in the post.

Step Eight: I get out of the shower and wrap myself into a towel, hair and face mask still on. I will then run hot water and fill the bathtub with water, i love adding little things to my bath again depending on my mood and how i feel is what i put in, if i am taking a bath just before bed i will add Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Lavender Vanilla Bath Soak, Body Wash and Foam Bath and Luxury Bath, if im taking a bath when im stressed i will add Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Eucalyptus Tea Body Wash and Foam Bath, Luxury Bath, and Bath Soak, if i am taking a girly-girl bath i will add Avon Naturals Vanilla Cream Bubble Delight Bubble Bath, Avon Skin SO Soft soft and sensual Bath Oil, and Espsom Salts, if im taking a bath and im in a bit of pain i will add epsom salts and thats it. I have a ton of bubble baths, bath salts, bath bombs, and bath melts so its what i feel like really.

Step Nine: Get in the warm luxurious tub, let feet get wet and then i will apply Avon Foot Works Healthy Exfoilating Moisture Mask and prop feet up and lay back... Relax. I stay in the bathtub for about 30 minutes or until water is cold.

Step Ten: Once im ready to get out i allow the water to drain, turn the shower on (Hot and steamy), and rinse the mask from my hair, peel or rinse the mask from my face, and allow the water in the bottom to rinse my feet.

Step Eleven: I apply Suave Professionals Almond and Shea Butter Conditioner to all of my hair and clip up again.

Step Twelve: Scrub Body with a body scrub. I like Calgon Ageless Bath Body Scrub, and Giovanni Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub with Crushed Cocoa Beans

Step Thirdteen: Rinse body. With a loofah, I wash my body with Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash (i love this body wash, no residue at all!).

Step Fourteen: Rinse body and hair (while rinsing hair i brush it out).

Step Fifteen: Get out and twist hair into a towel, apply a lotion to body (i always use Bath and Body Works Triple Moisture Body Creams a few of my favorite scents being Beautiful Day, Sweet Pea, Forever Sunshine, Blackraspberry Vanilla, and Pure Paradise). Wrap up in a towel.

Step Sixteen: At my vanity ill have a plastic container with warm water in it, i will add Avon Foot Works Healthy Restorative Milky Foot Soak, and let my feet soak.

Step Seventeen: While soaking my feet i will apply a toner to my face, depending on the products i used to wash my face, i will use Witch Hazel, Avon Clearskin Blackhead Eliminating Daily Astrogiant, or Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Controll Triple Action Toner. Applied all over face and neck with a cotton ball.
Step Eighteen: After face is dry from the toner, i apply a face moisturizer to the face and the neck, starting at the dryest areas first. I may use Clinique Dramitically Different Moistuizing Lotion, Clean and Clear Acne Control Moisturizer, and Avon Nurtura Replenishing Cream.

Step Nineteen: Next, i use either a makeup remover wipe, or Germ-X to clease my hands from the products, and the bacteria from my face. After cleansing i will use a lip scrub (like the kinds from local beauty boutiques, Lush, or a DIY one) or a hard bristle toothbrush and use circular motions, and once fully exfloliated i use a lip balm (a few of my favorites are Softlips, Carmex, Nivea a kiss of moisture, Nivea a kiss of milk or honey, Chapstick, and C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve)
Step Twenty: I take my hair out of the towel wrap and apply a detangler generiously (my hair is crazy tangly and curly so anything to help is very much appriciated), a few that i like are Johnson's No More Tangles Detangler Spray, Not Your Mother's Knotty To Nice Conditioning Detangler, and Infusium 23 Leave-In Treatment 3 Moisture Replenisher. And brush, starting from the bottom and gradually moving to the roots.

Step Twenty-One: Again clean my hands. I take my feet from the plastic container, and apply either Avon Foot Works Beautiful Overnight Renewing Foot Cream or Avon Foot Works Healthy Maximum Strength Cracked Heal Cream.

Step Twenty-Two: Lay down, and relax!


I hope you all enjoyed this post, it took some time but i really enjoyed it! Please keep in mind i dont do this everyday, just the days i need it the most, or just have the time to relax. Some of the products are exspensive but please know there are alternatives to everything, and i am in no way telling you to go buy these products, these are just the products i like and products i choose to get with my money. I love luxury, and i love being pampered and im willing to spend my money and splurge on a few good products. If you need some tips on how to get better products for cheaper here are a few:

-Walmart has amazing clearance aisles, you just have to look for them. Alot of times they will have to completely clear it before inventory is counted so everything gets marked down even more and alot is only $1.

-Avon is always having incredible sales, i always shop the outlet first then check out the rest of the deals, i always find stuff i can use on a good sale

-Drugstores often have coupons you can use, i go to websites looking for different coupons to use in store, or even coupon codes to use online.

-Holidays are great for getting really good deals, if its a holiday stuff is guarenteed to be marked down!

-Kohl's is one of my favorite stores to shop, everything is on sale!

-Outlets such as Burkes, Burlington Coat Factory, and are wonderful to get stunning deals!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Candles By Victoria and Lush Shopping List

Hello! i am super excited today because im am sharing some of my most passionate things, bath goodies, and candles! i have a tiny tiny itty bitty baby nose, so anything that smells i am automatically attracted to, and i love to be pampered... being pampered is one of my stress busters and one thing that is guarenteed to calm me down. So again with my shopping obsession i have another shopping list and i will be having a post on my bath relaxation tips, tricks, and routine as a follow up! Today i am shopping at Candles by Victoria and Lush, two of my favorite stores! i hope you enjoy!

Candles by Victoria!:

Tiffany-D Soap round $7.50

Leaves Type Soap $7.00

Love Birds Soap $7.00

Bottom's Up Soap $7.00

Blackberry Amber Soap $7.50

Put A RIng on it soap $7.00

Sweet Pea Soap $6.50

Berry Me Alive soap $6.50

Fizzy Bubble Bath Salts-Pina Colada $7.25

Fizzy Bubble Bath Salts-Pure Seduction $7.25

Fizzy Bubble Bath Salts- Put a ring on it $7.25

Fizzy Bubble Bath Salts- Tiffany D $7.25

Sugar Scrubs- Tiffant D $9.50

Sugar Scrubs- Pure Seduction $9.50

Chocolate Fudge Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Surpise $13.50

Maple Butter Pumpkin Frap $20.00

Scent Shots: ($2.00 each)

-Apple Cider

-Banana Brown Sugar Drizzle

-Banana Nut Bread

-Breakfast in Vermont

-Cafe' Au Lait

-Cappuiccno Hazelnut

-Chocolate Banana

-Chocolate Chip Cookie

-Chocolate Strawberries

-CInnamon Donuts

- Cinnamon Gingerbread Latte

-Coconut Banana Blast

-Coffee Bean

-Coconut Praline

-Cookies and Cream

-Country Fair Funnel Cake

-Frenchville Coffee

-Fudge Brownie

-Graham Cracker Crust

-Honey Spice Cake

-Leaves Type

-Peanut Butter Cookies

-Pecan Pie

-Pumpkin Cheesecake

-Pumpkin Chocolate

-Pumpkin Cider

-Pumpkin Frappuccino

-Pumpkin Vanilla

-Pumpkin White Chocolate

-Pumpkin Pie Spice

-Gain Island Fresh

-Mango Tango


-Apple Martini


-Blushing Peaches

-Caribbean Coconut



-Fruit Your Cares Away

-Green Apple

-Honeydew Melon

-Pina Colada

-Strawberry Margarita



-Tiffany D
-Under The Harvest Moon

-Black Raspberry Vanilla

-DKNY Delicious

-Endless Love

-Fantasy Type
-Juicy Couture

-Love Shack

-Love Spell

-Pure Seduction
-Strawberries & Champagne

-Sweet Pea
-Put A Ring On It




Butterball Bath Bomb $4.95

Dragon's Egg Bath Bomb $6.25

Sex Bomb Bath Bomb $6.65

Pink Bath Bomb $4.95

Phoenix Rising Bath Bomb $6.95

Blackberry Bath Bomb $6.35

Golden Slumbers Bath Bomb $6.40

Fizzy O'Therapy Bath Bomb $4.95

The Comforter Bubble Bar $10.95

Blue Skies & Fluffy White Clouds Bubble Bar $10.95

Sunny Side Bubble Bar $7.25

Karma Bubble Bar $8.60

Ma Bar Bubble Bar $7.95

Hot Milk Bubble Bar $5.95

Two Timing Tart Bubble Bar $6.95

The Wuss Bubble Bar $6.95

Dreamtime Bath Melt $6.25

Youve Been Mangoed Bath Melt $6.25

Floating Island Bath Melt $7.95

Happy Blooming Bath Melt $6.95

Karma Soap $7.95

Sultana of Soap $6.40

Sandstone Soap $7.95

Honey i Washed the kids Soap $7.95

Sexy Peel Soap $6.40

Porridge Soap $6.95

The Godmother Soap $6.40

Miranda Soap $7.95

Banana Moon Soap $7.95

Pineapple Grunt Soap $7.95

17 Cherry Tree Lane $7.95

Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly $6.95

LUSH Lime Smoothie $21.95

Buffy Shower Scrub$11.95

Ocean Salt Shower Scrub $21.95

Curly Wurly Shampoo$25.95

Karma Komba SHampoo $11.95

Coolaulin COnditioner $32.95

The Strokes Hair Treatment $19.95

Shine so Bright Hair Treatment $9.95

R&B Hair Treatment $22.95

Mask of Magnaminty Cleanser $12.95

Fresh Farmacy Cleanser $9.95

Tea Tree Toner Tab Steamer $1.95

Dream Steam Steamer $2.95

Cupcake Face Mask $6.95

Tea Tree Water Toner $9.95

Catastrophe Cosmetic Face Mask $6.95

Sweet Lips Lip Scrub $9.95

It started with a kiss Lip Balm $9.25

A million Kisses Lip Balm $9.25

Mint Julips Lip Scrub $9.95

Honey Trap Lip Balm $7.25

Latte Lip Balm$7.25

None of your Beeswax Lip Balms $7.25

Sorry I have no pictures my computer isn't uploading pictures at the moment and I really had to post :) Hope you guys are having a great summer, I went to graduation for a few of my friends tonight, and it was really nice! XOXO, Kayla

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Hello! Sorry I've been M.I.A for the past week or so, I have been super sick and I've been going through a lot of drama lately. But I really just wanted to let you guys know I will be posting again soon, I am eyeing a jean post, a thrift store haul, and a relaxing bath post to have up very soon. This is my last week of school and Monday I am going to do my studies, Tuesday I have a History final and will begin my Math final... so I know ill be super stressed with that, and Thursday I will be home earlier so I will hopefully begin my post because I haven't been working at all on anything! However school is super important to me especially right now because I have to apply for colleges and scholarships very soon for this coming up year, and on top of that I really wanna feel like I deserve the awards I have received this past week! While I have been sick I have been watching Jane by Design on Netflix and I freaking LOVE it so much, its wonderful and I hope they start a season 2 soon (if they haven't already), I will probably start a new TV show soon just to keep my mind preoccupied! So that is my plan and again I apologize for being gone. XOXO, Kayla!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Hello! I have been receiving a lot of questions in my inbox lately about myself and because its been a good while since I've posted, and I'm not going to lie, I have not been working on any new post I just haven't felt like doing it this week, I've been pretty lazy this week. But, I figured id answer a few of the questions I've been getting.

What's your favorite color? Of course it is PINK! I feel like that is almost every girls favorite color but its my absolute favorite color, my favorite shades are the light pink colors, like Melon for Crayola!

What's your favorite movie? Right now its the movie LOL with Demi Moore and Miley Cyrus its such a wonderful movie! My favorite classic movie is Cinderella (what girl doesn't love that movie?).

What's your favorite TV show? Hands down its Dance Moms! My dad hates that show so I don't get to watch it very often, but I absolutely adore it, they are such talented little girls.

What's on your current playlist? Heart Attack by Demi Lovato, Ready or Not by Bridget Mendler, Fall Down by Miley Cyrus featuring Will.I.AM., True Love by Destinee and Paris, Come and Get it by Selena Gomez, Blackout by Pixie Lott, Bad for Me by Megan and Liz, Beauty and a Beat by Alex Goot, Kurt Schneider, and Chrissy Costanza, 22 by Taylor Swift, Red by Taylor Swift, Beautiful by Megan Nichole, With Love by Hilary Duff, Circus by Britney Spears, Never Underestimate a Girl by Vanessa Hudgens, and I wanna Go Back by Jordin Pruitt

What's your style? I love lace, ruffles, crochet, sparkles (rhinestones), pearls, diamonds, black, white, coral, mint, flared jeans, babydoll tops, capris, dangling earrings, delicate necklaces, stacked bracelets with a watch, Michael Kors handbag, knee-length dresses, flowy skirts, wedges, sandals, flip flops, and ballet flats

What's your go-to eye look? I have the Urban Decay Naked Pallet and I use sin all over the lid, sidecar in the crease, and I use a shimmery white to highlight, for a primer I use NYX Cosmetics eye shadow primer in white pearl, Maybelline Falsies Flared waterproof mascara, Maybelline Illegal Length waterproof mascara, Wet and Wild Mega Length mascara, Rimmel London Scandleyes waterproof kohl black eyeliner, and Wet and Wild MegaWink liquid eyeliner on top lid.

What are some names you'd choose for a girl? An odd question really but I have always adored the name Natalie Lauren and Madison Grace, if they were twins I'd consider Vanessa and Victoria, and Miley and Millie. For more specific reasons Raylie and Riley is stunning, but I just really love elegant names also like Renee, Hilary, Abigail, Sophia, Aurora, Leora and Elizabeth. I really hate to leave out the boys so I'll mention a few, Robert Don, Liam, Kyle, Ethan, Noah, and Michael.

If you have anymore wonderful questions please leave a comment and I will surely have a new post up to answer!!!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Lips Shopping List

Hello! I'm back today with another shopping list, this time for the lips! I love lip products, i have a ton and as if i need anymore i decided that i might just need to pick up a few real soon! Here is a list of the lip products i am hoping to purchase from Ulta is the near future, i hope you all enjoy! If you have anything you may be looking into getting or if there is something you love please feel free to leave a comment telling me what you think and what you are interested in, i might have missed something important!
Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya, Wild Watermelon, Peach Parfait, Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, and Sorbet $7.49

Nyx Cosmetics Round Case Lipstick in Indian Pink, Margarita, Strawberry Milk, Jupiter, Vitamin, Fig, Rose Bud, Gala, and Pure Nude $4

Revlon Color Stay Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Precious $9

Nyx Cosmetics Lip Gloss w/ Mega Shine in Sugar Pie, Clear, Sweet Heart, Frosted Beige, French Kiss, Pink Frost, Beige, Perfect, Smokey Look, Beautiful, Nude Peach, and Nude Pink $5

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipcolor in Coral Berry, Demure, Wink for Pink, Gentlemen Perfer Pink, Pink in the Afternoon, and Rose Dew $7

Maybelline Color Sensational Color Whisper Lipcolor in Go Nude, Bare to be Bold, Mocha Muse, Pin up Peach, Coral Ambition, and One size fits Pearl $7.49

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm in Peppermint, Cherry Me, and Peach Kiss $4

Stila Create your own Lip Glaze Trio in Mango Berry, Peaches and Cream, Shortcake, Cupcake, Pink Sugar, and Clemetine (3 for $15 or 1 for $8)

L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lacquer Lipgloss in Pink Resistance, Enternally Nude and Pink Perservance $9

L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipcolour in Peach Fuzz, and Tropical Coral $9

Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss in Belini, Bronze Shimmer, Peony, Crystal Liliac, Strawberry, and Sunset Peach $7.49

Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick in Juicy Peach, Fresh Papaya, Warm Caramel and Sweet Watermelon $9

L'Oreal Colour Riche Lip Balm Rose Elixir, Caring Coral, and Carmel Comfort $8

Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hour Lipstick in Beige For Good, and Keep Me Coral $9

Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Caramel Daisy, Blush Orchid, and Pink Blossom $7

Cover Girl LipPerfection Lipcolor in Kiss, Rapture, Fairytale, and Heavenly $7

Khroma Beauty Honey Pots Lip Conditioner in Natural and Rose Tint $7.49

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in Coral Shimmer, Dreamy, Rose Blush, Summer Angel, Rose Shimmer, Nude Delight and Pink Star $7

Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lip Gloss in Almond Crush and Glisten Up Pink $6.49

Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Glamour to Go 08, Sparkling Papaya 18, Nude Candy 19, Nude Kiss 22, and Dazzle Glow $2.49

L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss in Baby Blossom, Peach Fuzz, and Golden Splash $7.99

L'Oreal Infallible Never Fail Lip Gloss in Coral Sands, Barely Nude, Blush, Sunset, Sangria, and Bloom $10

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick in Pink Blush, and Airt Fairy $5.19

Philosophy Pink Frosted Animal Cracker Lipshine $10

Benefit Cosmetics Liquid Benetint $30

Benefit Cosmetics Posietint $30

Bebefit Cosmetics Cha Cha Tint $30

Benefit Dandelion Ultra Plush Lipgloss $16

Benefit Coralista Ultra Plush Lipgloss $16

I hope you enjoyed and as always let me know whats on your list and recommendations!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Hello! So i have yet another shopping list this time its for perfumes and gift sets. I adore perfumes i have so many and i barely need anymore, my exuse is my nose is tiny so i need lots to smell so that i can keep it smelling ;D -works everytime! I really think giftsets are a wonderful value and so i find i buy them even if i dont need them, because ill always find some use for them, maybe a Christmas gift, Birthday present, Giveaway, or for traveling, overall they are just great. So i decided why not? Ulta has great things and i think its all worth it so here is my shopping list! I'd like to note some of these perfumes are floral scents- which i hate so im probly just gonna get for the bottle, i really like fruity and sweet scents!

Dkny Be Delicious Eau de Parfum Spray 1.0 oz $45

Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy Eau de Parfum Spray 1.0 oz $52
Marc Jacobs Dot Eau de Parfum Spray 1.7 oz $69
Ed Hardy Ed Hardy for Women Eau de Parfum Spray 1.0 oz $35
Philosophy Amazing Grace Eau De Parfum 2.0 oz $52
Dkny Pure Eau de Parfum Scent Spray 1.0 oz $45

Pink Sugar Pink Sugar Eau de Toilette Spray 1.0 oz $30

Marc Jacobs Daisy for Women Eau de Toilette Spray 1.7 oz.

Lady Gaga Fame Eau de Parfum Spray 1.0 oz $42
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Eau de Parfum 1.7 oz $49
Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette Spray 1.0 oz $45

Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Enchanted Eau de Parfum 3.4 oz

Benefit Cosmetics Crescent Row So Hooked on Carmella Eau de Toilette $36
Justin Bieber Girlfriend Eau de Parfum 1.0 oz $39
Katy Perry Meow Eau de Parfum 1.0 oz $36
Benefit Cosmetics Crescent Row Fragrance My Place or Yours Gina $36
Selena Gomez Selena Gomez Eau de Parfum Spray 1.0 oz $35
Benefit Cosmetics Crescent Row Fragrance Ring My Bella $36
Benefit Cosmetics Crescent Row Fragrance Something About Sofia $36
Too Faced Natural Face Palette $39
Smashbox Try It Kit $19
Benefit Cosmetics Sexy Six Starter Kit $24
Benefit Cosmetics Big Time Prime $19
Tarte Prime, Shine & Define To-Go Kit $12
Stila The Natural Palette $20
Too Faced Natural Eye Kit $36
Eco Tools 5-Piece Mineral Brush Set $13.59
Laura Geller Beauty Fresh Brewed Beauty $39
Smashbox It's Your Prime $16
Too Faced Online Only Beauty Editor Darlings $19
Pop Beauty Pop Your Natural Beauty Blissfully Bronze $25
Too Faced Prime Time Beauty To Go $12
I hope you all enjoyed and i look foward to seeing all of you in more post and seeing what you all have to say, i hope you have a wonderful weekend and as always if you need links let me know!

Face Shopping List

Hello! Sorry I haven't been posting much, I have been so busy with colorguard stuff and school work and to top it all off I had to purchase a new internet box- its been hectic lately! However, despite all of the stuff I have been working super hard on another Shopping List-for the face! I really love face stuff, and there are a few things I really wanna try out and maybe find the perfect BB cream, CC cream, and tinted moisturizer. We know that I am very much in love with Maybelline SuperStay 24 hour foundation and Maybelline Dream Matte Powder but im still looking for more. Also this contains Blushes and Bronzers, my blushes MUST be shimmery and my bronzers MUST be matte, so im pretty picky but here is a list of stuff I wanna try and see if I like it!

Urban Decay Cosmetics Naked Skin Beauty Balm $34.00

Urban Decay Cosmetics Naked Flushed $30.00
Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer $30.00
Essence Match 2 Cover! Cream Concealer $3.49
Too Faced The Bronzed And The Beautiful $38.00
Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Bronzer $13.99
Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pressed Powder $30.00
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Full Cover Foundation $38.00
Benefit Cosmetics Hervanna Blush $28.00
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder $7.99
Laura Geller Beauty Balance N Brighten $33.00
Laura Geller Beauty Bronze N Brighten $33.00


Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion $28.00
Benefit Cosmetics High Beam $26.00
Nyx Cosmetics Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation $7.49

Cover Girl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation $12.99
Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray $29.00
L'Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup $12.99
Revlon Color Stay Whipped Creme Makeup $13.99
Nyx Cosmetics Body Bronzer $8.99
Nyx Cosmetics Stay Matte Powder $9.49
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer $7.99
Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder $8.99
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer $8.99
Essence Sun Club Matt Bronzing Powder $4.99
Almay TLC Truly Lasting Color Makeup $10.99
Maybelline SuperStay 24 Hour Concealer $7.99
L'Oreal Visible Lift Serum Absolute Foundation $14.99
Neutrogena SkinClearing Mineral Powder $12.99
Neutrogena SkinClearing Blemish Concealer $9.99
Physicians Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls $13.99
L'Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Secret No. 1 Magic Perfecting Base $5.99 - $12.99
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Makeup $10.99

Cover Girl Clean Pressed Powder, Oil Control $6.99
Maybelline Superstay 24 Hour Makeup $9.99


Neutrogena SkinClearing Oil-Free Makeup $12.99

Cover Girl Olay Simply Ageless Foundation $14.99
Benefit Cosmetics Earase Paste $26.00
L'Oreal Infallible Makeup SPF 18 $12.99
Palladio Oil Absorbing Rice Powder $4.99
Nyx Cosmetics Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray $7.99
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Spot Concealer + Treatment $9.99
Neutrogena Shine Control Primer $13.99
Almay Wake Up Liquid Makeup $12.99
Nyx Cosmetics Pore Filler $12.99
Physicians Formula Bronze Bosster Glow-Boosting Season-to-Season Bronzer $14.99
Revlon Photo Ready Perfecting Primer $12.99
Almay Wake Up Under Eye Concealer $8.99
Nyx Cosmetics Powder Blush in Peach, Pinched, Rose Garden, and Summer Peach $4.99


Urban Decay Cosmetics Naked Flush $30.00


Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matter Bronzer $30.00


Benefit Cosmetics Liquid Benetint $30.00


Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush $29.00


Nyx Cosmetics Stick Blush in Orchid, Pink Lotus, and Pink Poppy $5.99


Benefit Cosmetics Posietint $30.00
Benefit Cosmetics Cha Cha Tint $30.00
Laura Geller Beauty Baby Cakes Blush Palette $39.00
L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Blush in Innocent Flush, and Precious Peach $9.99


L'Oreal Magic Smooth Souffle Blush in Celestial, and Cherubic $12.99

I hope you all enjoyed and if there is anything on your list let me know, and if you need to have a link to anything from above let me know and I will be sure to let you know! XOXO-Kayla

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Hello! A few weeks ago i posted some spring fashions, that i really loved! i actually picked up a few of those items... and i love them! I really hope you enjoyed what i posted, and i look foward to posting many more posts, if you all haven't read my shopping list series i really recommend you do and tell me what is on your list! I love to hear what you guys have to say- i look foward to them! Today is part 2 of my Spring Fashion and if you guys would like to recommend anything or any store please feel free to!

So my first store this time is Body Central, ive really been loving the clothing at this particular store because, as a girl on a budget... this still fits my wallet! And it keeps up with the fashions of todays world, meaning even though i have a major obssession with grandma-ish stuff, i can still shop for something a little more seventeen, and even clothing to wear to a little black dress event.

Comes in Black and White



Mint and Pink














The next store ive recently been loving is Charlotte Russe, its alot like forever 21 but not as much stuff! i still love it, its still one of those girly girl stores. Again its less exspensive and lots of fashion.


Pyramid Stud Chiffon Tank $20
Rouge Red


Lace-Inset Hi-Low Chiffon Tank $22

Sheer Chiffon Hi-Low Blouse $20

Floral Cutout Button-Down Tank $22

Pleated Chiffon Babydoll Top $21.99
Light Yellow

Tie-Front Button-Down Blouse $22.99
White Combo and Bright Purple

Chiffon Back Button-Down Top $17.99

Crochet Back Polka Dot Blouse $21.99
Ivory Combo

Button-Back Hi-Low Chiffon Blouse $21.99
Turquise and Black

Tiered Challis Tube Dress $19.99
Peach, Jade, and Black


Another one of my favorite stores is JCP (JcPenny), when i was younger i loved this store and it was the ONLY place i would shop at, and i still shop here today because i love the fashion and prices that come along with it. This selection of choices isnt much but its a little taste of what i would pick up from here. This is all in the juniors section but i shop in the juniors and misses sections at pretty much every store because it gives me more to choose from!

Sleeveless Lace Button-Front Blouse $25
Black/Ivory, Lavendar/Ivory, Mint/Floral, Multi/Floral

Decree Sleeveless Button Front Shirt $22
Aruba Pink, Black, White, Pink Scarf, Laser Lemon, and Exotic Blue

by&by Button-Front Roll-Tab Shirt $25
Black, Coral, Mint, and Off-White

High-Low Sleeveless Tunic Blouse $17
B/w Mixed Stripes, Blk/Wht Stripe, Black, Black dot, White, and White dot

Allover Lace Cami Blouse-Plus $20
Nat-Nat, and Cream

Embellished Button-Front Blouse $24
Black, Blush, Cobalt, Olive, Pink, and Shell



Another store i really want to mention is Cato's. I have a local one and something in there always catches my eyes, however, there is no online store but if you have one then be sure to check it out. They have tons of adorable clothing!


I hope you enjoyed and i will be having more posts coming soon! I have been super busy with school and personal life- Xoxo, Kayla

*Thanks to Charlotte Russe, JcPenneys, and Body Central for links and Pictures!*