Favorite Beauty Products of 2015

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Above are the beauty products I have used/loved the most throughout 2015. Most of these products weren't brand new this past year, but they're what I've been using the most! I'm going to go through the products starting on at the top left corner, then go across. 

1. Maybelline Eye Studio Silk Eyeshadow- I've had this eyeshadow for a whole, but I recently started using it again. I love using the peachy nude color on my lid, it really makes my blue eyes pop since it has a warm undertone. I love combining the nude color with the two brown shades from my Naked basics palette. This eyeshadow blends REALLY well and has great pigmentation! I highly recommend trying it out!

2. Urban Decay's Naked Basics Palette- This is the original Naked basics palette. I've had this for a couple years too. I have used this palette almost everyday I've worn eyeshadow since I got it, and I haven't even used half of the palette. I know this is more expensive than an eyeshadow palette you could get at the drugstore, but it is 100% worth it! The shades are perfect for an everyday look. You can wear the shadows alone or easily incorporate them into another makeup look. I would consider this a staple in my makeup collection!

3. Urban Decay's Original Primer Potion-  I originally tried out this primer when I received a free sample of it with my Naked 3 palette, I just couldn't bring myself to spend $20 on it. I purchased the primer when it was 50% off at Ulta earlier in the year;  I have no idea what I'm going to do once it runs out. This is honestly the best eyeshadow primer I've used. My eyeshadow isn't going anywhere when I put this on!

4. Aquaphor Chapstick- This.Is.The.Best.Chapstick.Ever! I started purchasing this chapstick in November when I was in need of a really good chapstick. The chapstick comes in a squeeze tube for an easy application. This product works instantly, and leaves my lips feeling extremely smooth! 

5. Revlon's Ultra HD Lipstick- I bought this lipstick when I found out the Maybelline Color Whisper lip products were discontinued. I was in search of an everyday lip color that wasn't too bold. I decided to try out this lipstick in the color rose, and I love it! This adds the perfect tint of pink to my lips without being too dramatic for an everyday look. 

6. Nail Products- I've always wanted a veryy light shade of pink nail polish. I forgot my nail polish when I went to N.Y.C in March, so the perfect time arrived to finally pick up this color. I bought Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear nail polish in the color tickled pink. The nail polish in the middle is my favorite base coat and the nail polish on the right is my favorite top coat. I found out about these two products when I was watching one of Ingrid Nilsen's favorites videos. She mentioned how she really liked the look of them together, so I decided to give them a try. These two products look EXTREMELY nice together, they give you a salon worthy manicure!

7. Equate Makeup Wipes- So these aren't very exciting. They are just Walmart's version of Simple's makeup removing wipes. These wipes are formulated for sensitive skin, are paraben/fragrance free and are noncomedogenic. The best part is that a package of 40 wipes only costs about $3.00!

8. Viva La Juicy Perfume- I have absolutely loved this perfume since I was 13 years old. I got it for Christmas a couple of years ago and I just ran out of it (I'M SO SAD), so I'll have to buy a new bottle real soon! I found myself wearing this a lot throughout the past year, so I thought I'd add it in my favorites. 

9. L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara- This is the best mascara I have ever used. It is my go to mascara that is always in my makeup bag. This mascara lengthens my eyelashes a lot, while giving them a natural, non-clumpy look!

10. Maybelline Line Stiletto Ulimate Precision Liquid Eyeliner- This is my favorite liquid eyeliner I have used. If you're new with liquid eyeliner or find it difficult to apply, I highly reccomment drying this product! The flexible tip allows you to easily apply this eyeliner with maximum control. I use the shade brown black for a more natural look. 

Favorite Music of 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015

Hello everybody! This past year was filled with so much wonderful music. Some of my favorite artists released new albums, music videos and I attended two of my favorite concerts! As 2015 wraps up, I thought I would share what I was listening to for the past 12 months.


1. 1989- Taylor Swift

This album is AMAZING. Even though it technically came out in 2014, I listened to it almost everyday throughout this past year. I also went to the 1989 tour over the summer, and it was the best concert I've ever been to. There are just so many fantastic songs on this album.

2. X- Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has to be one of the most talented artists around. I know this album also came out in 2014, but I listened to it a lot this year, and went to his multiply tour this pat summer too! I find it SO amazing that he performs every single one of his concerts solo. He creates the background music with his loop pedal, plays guitar extremely well and has an amazing voice. I love this album so much, and I'd have to say I like it more than his first one. Plus, Tenerife Sea is on this album, which is my all time favorite song!

3. Revival- Selena Gomez

I was really excited for this album to come out! It just came out this past October, and I was definitely not disappointed! I think this is Selena's best album to date. Revival is full of inspiring, empowering and uplifting lyrics. I really like how she told her store throughout this album, which is something I feel like she hasn't done before.

4. Storyteller- Carrie Underwood

I started listening to Carrie Underwood's music when her Blown Away album came out. I like her Storyteller album a lot better! Carrie has such a powerful voice.  When you listen to the lyrics carefully, each song feels like it is its own story, I love that! Between the songs like What I Never Knew I Always Wanted and Renegade Runaway, this album has the perfect mix of ballads and upbeat songs!

5. Kill The Lights- Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan's music always puts me in a good mood! This album has a really good variety of ballad and upbeat songs! My favorites on the album are Home Alone Tonight, Move and Way Way Back!

Songs (in no particular order):

1. Confident- Demi Lovato
2. Stone Cold- Demi Lovato
3. Stitches- Shawn Mendes
4. I Know What You Did Last Summer- Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello
5. Bright- Ecosmith
6. I Was Made For Loving You- Tori Kelly and Ed Sheeran
7. Hello- Adele
8. Revival- Selena Gomez
9. Kill Em With Kindness- Selena Gomez
10. Sober- Selena Gomez
11. Camouflage- Selena Gomez
12. Nobody- Selena Gomez
13. Rise- Selena Gomez
14. Levels- Nick Jonas
15. Church Bells- Carrie Underwood
16. Heartbeat- Carrie Underwood
17. What I Never Knew I Always Wanted- Carrie Underwood
18. Tenerife Sea- Ed Sheeran
19. Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran
20. Take Your Time- Sam Hunt
21. Blank Space- Taylor Swift
22. I Know Places- Taylor Swift
23. Wonderland- Taylor Swift
24. You Are In Love- Taylor Swift
25. Out Of The Woods- Taylor Swift
26. Worth It- Fifth Harmony
27. I'm A Mess- Ed Sheeran
28. John Cougar, John Deere, John 316- Keith Urban
29. Home Alone Tonight- Luke Bryan
30. Way Way Back- Luke Bryan

I know this is a pretty long list, but one of the hardest questions you could ask me would be: what is your favorite song? I figured giving a list like this would give you a good idea of what kind of music I've been listening to this past year. I can't wait to see what new music is in store for 2016!

Christmas Outfit of the Day

The title says it all, this is the outfit I wore on Christmas! 

I got my white shirt for Christmas. I love the sheer lace detailing on the chest and sleeves. This shirt is very versatile because I can wear it with jeans for a more casual look, or with a skirt to dress it up. I paired this shirt with black jeans. I feel like the black jeans made the outfit a little more dressier than just wearing it with regular jeans. 
To accessorize, I wore a pink and blue headband I also got for Christmas. I love the pearl and rhinestone detailing in it! 

Shirt- Express
Pants- Charlotte Russe
Headband- The Stone Flower 

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!

Thanksgiving Outfit of the Day

Sunday, December 20, 2015

I'm sorry this post is so late! I published it on Thanksgiving, but it never loaded right and didn't actually upload. The worst thing is that I just noticed it now, yikes!

Thanksgiving marks the official kick off for the holiday season. What better way to start the holidays than a day full of family and REALLY good food? Every year I start the day off watching the Macy's parade, which is followed by a day at home spent cooking and hanging out with my family. Even though I have a low key day, I love dressing up for it!

I wore one of my favorite dresses that I actually got from Macy's a few years back. I love the lace on this dress! The lace makes it dressier than an everyday casual dress, but it's still very wearable. I paired it with a burgundy cropped blazer to add some fall color and black tights. 

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