Friday, April 27, 2018

Outfits of the Week: April 27 - 23


This week was incredibly busy and exhausting.  Normally for my outfit of the week posts, I write them one day at a time so it only takes a few minutes each night.  This week was so busy that I didn't have time to even think about the post until Thursday night.  So forgive me for just sharing the pictures and not lots of me blabbing about outfits.



Monday
coral sleeveless blouse - Kohl's
black 3/4 sleeve cardigan - Boscov's
white and blue striped skirt - Walmart
capri leggings - Bealls Outlet
black buckle flats - Rack Room Shoes



Tuesday
coral long sleeve blouse - Kohl's
black capri chinos - Walmart
black buckle flats - Rack Room Shoes



Wednesday
mustard fox blouse - Papaya
khaki blazer - Goodwill (Talbots brand)
moss essential chinos - Amazon
brown buckle flats - Rack Room Shoes



Thursday
black and white blouse - Kohl's
black 3/4 sleeve open blazer - Charlotte Russe
cabernet essential chinos - Amazon
black captoe flats - Payless



Friday
purple floral blouse - Kohl's
olive capri chinos - Walmart
black buckle flats - Rack Room Shoes

Friday, April 20, 2018

Outfits of the Week: April 16 - 20


Happy weekend, friends!  This was an incredibly tiring week and I'm so happy for the chance to sleep in tomorrow and get some things taken care of around the house that have been sort of neglected, namely mopping the dirty floors!  But first, a date night for some dinner and shopping are on the agenda for tonight!


Monday
I was happy for this warm outfit on what turned out to be a chilly Monday!  It was cute and comfortable too!  If only I had remembered to bring my coat!  It was some sort of magical stroke of luck that I had to travel around the county for work this day and my travels just so happened to take me back past my neighborhood so I could run inside and grab it!  A pretty good way to start the week, overall!

blush tie neck blouse - Papaya
heather grey cardigan - Papaya
faux pearl cardigan clip - Amazon
mineral blue essential chinos - Amazon
grey faux suede and snakeskin loafers - Payless



Tuesday
Remember in last week's outfits when I said I needed to wear that same dress and leggings combo again but with the olive dress?  Here you have it!  So comfy and cute!  And also warm which worked out well for cold morning number two.  At least it warmed up by afternoon!

olive shirt dress - Burlington
black 3/4 sleeve cardigan - Boscov's
black sparkle cardigan clip - made by me
black leggings - JC Penney's
black buckle flats - Rack Room Shoes



Wednesday
More leggings!  There's just something so comfortable about leggings under skirts or dresses.  I feel like I'm wearing pajamas!

pink tie neck blouse - Kohl's
black cardigan - Banana Republic Factory
black owl cardigan clip - made by me
chambray skirt - Walmart
black leggings - JC Penney's
black buckle flats - Rack Room Shoes



Thursday
This very professional outfit is a bit of a change from my previous two days of leggings but sometimes you just need to change things up a bit.  And sometimes the only thing that seems like it will match your blouse and pants combo is a blazer.  Maybe I need an olive cardigan?  Anyway, this outfit did the trick for a day at work.

black floral tie neck blouse - Papaya
olive blazer - Amazon
light fawn essential chinos - Amazon
black captoe pointed toe flats - Payless


Friday
This was not the outfit that I had planned to wear today but I woke up and was feeling totally meh and not in the mood for what I had picked out.  This ended up working out just fine for what turned out to be a chilly morning.  And now I'm happily on to the weekend!

denim jacket - Kohl's
pink button down - Kohl's
faux pearl necklace - Body Central
black and white polka dot skinny belt - Walmart
black essential chinos - Amazon
black captoe pointed toe flats - Payless

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Ipsy Glam Bag: April 2018


This glam bag marks my one year Ipsy anniversary!  Last month I was pretty unsure about this subscription but I'm pretty excited about the things I've received this time!  Check out what I got in my April bag.



Ipsy
Social Butterfly Bag
This rose gold accented butterfly bag is gorgeous!  The zipper pull is nice and sturdy and the bag seems to be good quality.  I'll definitely find a use for this beauty.



Feel
Restored Self Warming Clay Mask


Now that I'm using my planner every week, I'm actually remembering to use the face masks that I have.  The problem is that now I'm almost out so I went into my Ipsy profile and added that I like face masks so I'm really excited that they sent me one.  I'm excited to try this one out.


Purlisse Beauty
Coconut Oil + Coffee Sugar Body Scrub

Another thing I changed was adding that I liked body scrubs because I'm all out of the ones I was using.  So again, I was really excited to get one in my bag.  If it smells like coffee, I might just cry tears of joy in the shower too.


Nyx Professional Makeup
Soft Matte Lip Cream in Ibiza

I'm not a huge fan of matte lip products but I've heard great things about this product from Nyx.  I'm also not sure about this color, which looks more bright and red than what I would normally go for, but I think it will be fun to try something different.  It also seems like a really great pinkish red for spring.


Luna by Luna Cosmetics
Eyeshadow in Spiced Pumpkin

This product was a little disappointing just because I have gotten so many eyeshadows from Ipsy that are almost identical to this one and I never use any of them.  Copper penny orange shimmery eyeshadow is just not my deal.  I really need to contact Ipsy and give them better details on things I don't want to get because I really would have loved to get the other shade of this instead.  I just am not sure how to contact Ipsy (I know there is a way) and I've honestly just been too lazy to find out.  So this is the one item I'm not excited about.


Steve Laurant Beauty
Blush in Rosé All Day

Now this is exciting!  A matte blush is right up my alley and this color seems like something I could wear on the daily.  I'm thrilled about this one!

Conclusion: Overall, I think this was a great bag for me.  There's just one item that I'm not excited about and part of that is just because I need to get on the ball and make an effort to let Ipsy know what I do and don't want to receive.  Maybe for next month I'll get on the ball.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Outfits of the Week: April 9 - 13


Happy weekend, friends!  I don't think I could be more happy!  This was a really good week at work but it was incredibly busy and exhausting and I am so ready to sleep in and have some me time as that was something I had to sacrifice this week to keep from getting behind in my work.  I'm looking forward to a slower pace for a couple of days!


Monday
This week was my first five day work week in quite a while.  Part of me is upset about it and part of me is happy to have more of a routine.  I really thrive on routine and structure.  But then there is the part of me that had to wake up at 5:00 in the morning and face a Monday.  My favorite way to face a Monday is with an extra large coffee and something pink in my outfit.  Check and check!

pink 3/4 sleeve cardigan - Belk
black and white blouse - Kohl's
black cami secret - Burlington
black essential chinos - Amazon
black captoe pointed toe flats - Payless



Tuesday
What do you wear when you have to sit the entire day because you have four back to back meetings?  A stretchy skirt that doesn't constrict you!  And when it's cold, toss in fleece lined tights and a cardigan to keep you warm.

pink floral tie neck blouse - Papaya
black cardigan - Banana Republic Factory
faux pearl cardigan clip - Amazon
khaki casual skirt - Kohl's
black fleece lined tights - Vanity Fair Outlet
black captoe pointed toe flats - Payless



Wednesday
This time, three meetings back to back warranted some pants with plenty of stretch in them.  And were these pants not made to be worn with this blouse?  Perfection!

navy floral blouse - Papaya
heather taupe cardigan - Papaya
mixed neutrals cardigan clip - made by me
chili red pants - JC Penney's
taupe pointed toe loafers - Payless



Thursday
Do you ever get completely dressed and then decide to change your entire outfit?  That was me on this morning.  I had originally put on a different dress and cardigan with professional lady tights and a slip and then I just was cold and uncomfortable and decided a dress with leggings would be much warmer and more cozy.  Enter this outfit and my new favorite look!  You best believe I'll probably be repeating this formula next week because I have this dress in olive green as well.  So comfy!

wine shirt dress - BeallsFlorida.com
black 3/4 sleeve cardigan - Boscov's
black owl cardigan clip - made by me
black leggings - JC Penney's
black buckle flats - Rack Room Shoes



Friday
Happy Friday the 13th!  This was another day where I changed way too many times.  I stuck with the maxi skirt but alternated through two other shirt/top combinations until deciding I just really wanted to go more casual with the T-shirt and denim jacket.  Sometimes the heart just wants to feel like it's casual Friday!

white T-shirt - Walmart
denim jacket - Kohl's
Harry Potter time turner necklace - gift
olive and white striped maxi skirt - Sears
taupe bow wedges - Payless

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Travel Makeup


I found myself traveling for work again this month and I always like to share what I end up packing because travel makeup is something I feel like I never get perfect.  But I have to be honest, what I packed for this trip worked out really well so maybe I'm on my way to having this figured out.  It really helped that this hotel had a nice lighted movable makeup mirror too!



Makeup Bag
This makeup bag is the perfect size to fit all my essentials, including the makeup and the brushes inside of the brush holder.  I got it from Walmart and it's my favorite travel bag.  I've seen ones the same size sold at Dollar General as well.



Tools:
1. undereye setting brush
2. blush brush
3. powder brush
4. eye blending brush
5. large shadow crease brush
6. fluffy angled eye brush
7. flat shadow brush
8. eyeliner brush
9. makeup sponge
10. mascara spoolie
11. eyelash curler
12. brush holder from real techniques



Face
1. mini perfume roller ball
2. nyx dewy finish setting spray
3. covergirl outlast foundation in ivory
4. e.l.f. shape and stay brow wax
5. e.l.f. instant lift brow pencil in neutral brown
6. benefit boi-ing brightening concealer in no 1
7. l'oreal true match powder in n2: classic ivroy
8. thebalm long wearing blush in balm springs



Eyes & Lips
1. bitzy compact containing nyx eyeshadows in: pixie, i have a headache, tryst, betrayal
2. l'oreal lash paraside waterproof mascara in blackest black
3. physician's formula shimmer strips eyeliner in nude eyes (brown shade)
4. rimmel scandaleyes eyeliner in nude
5. essence sheer & shine lipstick in 03 bff
6. wet n wild photo focus eyeshadow primer

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Shop My Stash: April 2018


Hello, friends!  This week seemed like a good one to go through my makeup and shop my stash.  My work schedule and life in general lately has been incredibly crazy so I really needed to pick out some makeup that would be quick and easy to apply and I wanted to have items right at my fingertips that would make getting ready in the morning faster.  Let's check out what I've selected for the next few weeks!



Blush/Highlight/Bronzer
1. e.l.f. contouring blush and bronzing powder in fiji (matte)
2. essence pure nude highlighter in be my highlight
3. the balm long wearing blush in balm springs
4. seraphine botanicals lychee + gold blush

5. e.l.f. mineral blush in jet setter
6. milani rose blush in romantic rose
7.  tarte deluxe amazonian clay 12 hour blush in fiesty



Eyeliner/Mascara
1. maybelline define a line eyeliner in soft black
2. maybelline define a line eyeliner in brownish black
3. pixi endless silky eye pen in black cocoa
4. essence waterproof eyeliner pen in black
5. maybelline unstoppable eyeliner in espresso
6. physician's formula shimmer strips eyeliner in nude eyes (brown shade)
7. rimmel scandaleyes eyeliner in nude
8. e.l.f. instant lift brow pencil in neutral brown
9. e.l.f. shape and stay wax
10. wet n wild photo focus eyeshadow primer
11.  l'oreal lash paraside waterproof mascara in blackest black



Lips

1. contour cosmetics lip kit pencil in juju 

2. milani color statement lipstick in nude chic
3. milani color statement lipstick in pretty natural
4. milani color statement lipstick in plum rose
5. wet n wild megalast lipstick in rose bud
6. essence matte lipstick in 03
7. rimmel kate moss lipstick in 08



Face
1. rimmel stay matte translucent powder
2. benefit boi-ing brightening concealer in no 1
3. hard candy hydrating primer mist
4. covergirl outlast foundation in ivory
5. manic panic dreamtone foundation in virgin (to lighten concealer)
6. e.l.f. makeup mist & set
7. l'oreal true match powder in n2: classic ivory
8. e.l.f. HD concealer in fair
9. covergirl clean matte bb cream in fair
10. maybelline bb fresh in light/medium



Eyeshadow
1. sephora mixology palette in sweet and warm
2. pacifica beach crystals eyeshadow palette
3. absolute new york eyeshadow in skinny dip
4. essence eyeshadow in triple choc
5. broadway colors eyeshadow palette in aphrodite
6. broadway colors eyeshadow palette in athena
7. bitzy compact containing nyx eyeshadows in: pixie, i have a headache, tryst, betrayal
8. wet n wild eyeshadow in brulee
9. l.a. colors matte eyeshadow in foxy

Friday, April 6, 2018

Outfits of the Week: April 3 - 6


It's Friyay!  Even though this was a short week at work for me, it was incredibly busy and I'm so happy to be able to sleep in tomorrow and relax this weekend.


Tuesday
I really like this outfit.  The shades of blue go really nicely with the burgundy.

chambray button down - Kohl's (sleeves shortened by me)
burgundy window cardigan - Kohl's
faux pearl cardigan clip - Amazon
navy skirt - Kohl's
navy tights - Walmart
brown buckle flats - Rack Room Shoes


Wednesday
This was probably my favorite outfit of the week.  Although these shoes are not comfortable enough for what I put them through this day.  Ouch!  I had them on for about sixteen and a half hours.  Super long day!

navy dragonfly tie neck blouse - Papaya
white cardigan - Kohl's
skinny brown belt - Walmart
moss essential chinos - Amazon
taupe pointed toe flats - Payless


Thursday
Sorry for the weird lighting in these pictures but I took them after work on Tuesday because I knew I would be traveling on Thursday and wouldn't have any way to take pictures.  But this outfit was comfortable for a day spent sitting in a conference and then in the car back home from Miami.

dried mulberry blouse - Vanity Fair Outlet
navy cardigan - Kohl's
walnut essential chinos - Amazon
brown buckle flats - Rack Room Shoes


Friday
Am I looking like a hot mess in these pictures?  Because after this insanely busy week and three late nights in a row, I was exhausted and feeling like a hot mess and not really caring if I looked like one too.  TGIF!

black shatter blouse - Kohl's
black cami secret - Burlington
blue cardigan - Kohl's
palisade essential chinos - Amazon
black and white boat shoes - Amazon