November 29, 2013

Nicole by OPI "My Empire...My Rules"

"My Empire...My Rules" was a part of the Kardashian collection for Nicole by OPI. I am finally getting around to wearing this after having it for over a year. I'm actually quite surprised I haven't worn it because I really do love the color and the coverage of this polish.

November 28, 2013

Ebates REALLY Works!

I have been using Ebates since last year and I have already made over $50 from just shopping online. Every three months, they will give you a check or a payment method of your choice, the money you have earned from shopping online.

If you are intersted, click HERE!

If you have any questions about Ebates, please leave them below and I'd be happy to answer!

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

November 2, 2013

Christian Siriano for Payless "Icon"

I was trying to find the "perfect" shoes for my new job. Something that was comfortable, but very cute at the same time. You'll never guess where I found it...Payless! These shoes are Christian Siriano for Payless. They come in black, berry, navy, and leopard. I have the black and berry and I just ordered the navy and leopard.
They are 3 3/4 inches tall, which are a great height for me. I find that a lot of shoes out now have enormous heels that are not practical for work. I think this height is perfect for me!
The final test for me is...toe cleavage! I hate toe cleavage, it's something that I can't stand. It's hard to find a shoe that doesn't show every single toe. Again, that's why I love these so much!
Here are the berry ones, perfect for fall! Oh, and if you haven't noticed, they have leopard print inside of them. :)
I have worn these for a month on and off and they still look new. These are great quality for Payless!

If you are looking for some cute shoes for work or even for every day, I would recommend these! I purchased the navy and leopard ones today online for only $32! That's a steal!

September 22, 2013

ELF Haul - 9/22/2013

I haven't purchased anything from ELF for a long time, but I decided it was time. I recently started loving their lip exfoliator, so since they had 50% off their studio line, I thought it would be a good time to make an order.

September 21, 2013

China Glaze "Desert Sun"

China Glaze "Desert Sun" has been in my collection a while, but I've never actually worn it. It came out with the Safari collection a while ago. I think I was so drawn to the collection because a lot of the colors were neutral. Needless to say, I've never tried this polish on until now.

September 18, 2013

Lip Product Allergic Reaction - Again?!

Oh the joy of having allergic reactions to lip balms. Last time it was the EOS lip balm, which I have a post on HERE. This time it is Nivea's lip balms. I have the Touch of Smoothness and Milk & Honey balms. I used this product on Saturday (4 days ago) and yesterday I started having a dry patch above my lip. Now, it is absolutely horrible.

September 17, 2013

Rite Aid Eye Extravaganza Prize!

Hello all! I haven't told you guys that I won second place in the Rite Aid Eye Extravaganza for Special Event Eyes! I was so excited! I won a $100 Rite Aid gift card and a beauty box. My prize came in the mail yesterday and I'm so excited to share it with you guys!
I'm so excited to try all of these products! Thank you Rite Aid!

September 15, 2013

Essie "Sunday Funday"

One of my newest polishes in my collection is "Sunday Funday" by Essie. I thought it was a gorgeous pink, almost coral color that would be perfect for summer. Even thought summer is almost over, I have been wearing this until it is fall.

September 14, 2013

Target Haul - 9/14/2013

I'm sure I'm not the only one that walks into Target for one thing and come out with a million other things that you don't really need. Well, that happened to me! The first thing I purchased was this Sonia Kashuk brush set. I absolutely love the design on the handle of the brushes. I was also very excited about the duo fiber blending brush. I don't normally see many of those.

September 9, 2013

MAC Haul - 9/9/2013

I love MAC! Their packaging is gorgeous to me and their products are amazing quality. Every once and a while, I like to treat myself. These are the lipsticks I purchased on Tuesday and I received them on Friday. Amazingly fast shipping!

September 5, 2013

What's Burning?

I have finally started a new candle. Sadly, this will probably be the last summer scent before fall comes. Either way, I'm extremely excited for fall! This candle is called Aloha Waikiki. It smells exactly like hibiscus and it definitely fills up the room with the scent. Not only that, but the packaging is super cute!
What are you burning now?

September 3, 2013

Tips on Purchasing MAC's New Collections Online

I have always had problems buying something from MAC's new collections when they come out. I have found an easier way to purchase these items. Today the Retro Matte lipstick collection came out. I tried purchasing two lipsticks and an eyeshadow I've been eyeing, but I could not get it to work on my computer. Instead I turned to my phone.
Ta-da! I added both lipsticks to my cart and the eyeshadow I've wanted. It was so much faster than doing it on the computer. I added both the lipstick that I wanted on the computer, but the website would not load the eyeshadows or the cart.

It workedddd! Seriously, every time a new collection comes out I am going to turn to my phone. It took me less than five minutes to order the three things I wanted on my phone. I tried again on my computer just to see how long it would take, and it took over ten minutes and it wouldn't load the eyeshadows.
Anyways, I hope this helps! :)

September 2, 2013

MAC "Painterly" Paint Pot VS. MAC "Soft Ochre" Paint Pot

I have been trying to find a post with the comparison between Painterly and Soft Ochre. I was never able to find one, so I decided to go ahead and buy Soft Ochre. I've had Painterly for almost a year and I did like the texture of it. It's just that sometimes it seems like it is a little too pink for my skin.

September 1, 2013

Bath & Body Works Haul - 9/1/2013

What is my favorite part about it almost being fall? FALL SCENTS! I love everything about fall, but my favorite thing has to be all of the delicious candles and soaps. I thought I would share with you a little candle haul since I'm so excited!

August 31, 2013

China Glaze "Blonde Bombshell"

After my Nail Polish Collection post, I rediscovered this China Glaze polish called "Blonde Bombshell". I used to be really into glitters, so I decided to give this one another shot.

August 30, 2013

ELF Small Stipple Brush

After seeing this brush on ELF's site, I knew I had to try it! I love stippling brushes, but sometimes it is hard to find a good one. This brush is always sold out of ELF's website, but I finally found it at Target for $3.

Here is the full brush. When it comes in the packaging, the bristles are squished, so it doesn't look as nice. Once you wash it, the bristles go where they are supposed to go and it looks a lot more proportionate.
This is what I really love about this brush. It isn't sparse in the density department. It doesn't have a lot of bristles so you get an airbrushed look, but it has just enough to where you get great coverage. I have been using this brush to apply my under eye concealer and I think it works great for it. It is a little small to apply foundation, but you could if you wanted to!
This is the first face brush from ELF that I've tried and I love it! Have you tried any ELF brushes?

August 26, 2013

China Glaze "Spontaneous"

China Glaze's "Spontaneous" is a gorgeous creme purple. I love any nail polish that is a creme finish because usually the formula is really nice and it is easy to remove the polish.

August 24, 2013

My Nail Polish Collection

After seeing a lot of nail polish collection posts, I've decided to join the crowd. I actually love posts like this because it helps me with what colors I may want to purchase in the future.
I hope you enjoy! (If you want a larger photo, just click on it!)
Also, if I have a post on a certain nail polish, the name will lead you to a link :)

August 20, 2013

"This or That" Beauty Tag

I thought this beauty tag would be a lot of fun. Plus, it will let you know a little bit more about me.


Blush or Bronzer?
Bronzer all the way!

Lip Gloss or Lip Stick?
Lip stick...I love the colors!

Eyeliner or Mascara?
I love my winged eyeliner

Foundation or Concealer?

Neutral or Color Eyeshadow?
Color...I love being creative

Pressed or Loose Eyeshadow?
Pressed for sure

Brushes or Sponges?


OPI or China Glaze?
China Glaze considering I have over 100 polishes

Long or Short?

Acrylic or Natural?

Brights or Darks?
This is a hard question...probably brights

Flower or No Flower?
No Flower but I like other designs


Perfume or Body Splash?

Lotion or Body Butter?
Body Butter!

Body Wash or Soap?
Body Wash

Lush or Other Bath Company?
I would probably say another bath company


Jeans or Sweat Pants?Jeans

Long Sleeve or Short?
Short Sleeves

Dresses or Skirts?

Stripes or Plaid?

Flip Flops or Sandals?

Scarves or Hats?
Scarves...I have a collection!

Studs or Dangly Earrings?

Necklaces or Bracelets?

Heels or Flats?

Cowboy Boots or Riding Boots?
Neither...Fashion Boots if that counts? haha

Jacket or Hoodie?

Forever21 or Charlotte Russe?
Forever 21

Abercombie or Hollister?

Saks 5th or Nordstrom?
Never been to either


Curly or Straight?

Bun or Ponytail?

Bobby Pins or Butterfly Clips?
Bobby Pins

Hair Spray or Gel?
Hair Spray

Long or Short?

Light or Dark?

Side Swept Bangs or Full Bangs?
Side Bangs

Up or Down?


Rain or Shine?

Summer or Winter?Winter

Fall or Spring?Fall

Chocolate or Vanilla?

East Coast or West Coast?
East Coast!

I hope you enjoyed reading. I tag you to do this tag! If you make a post on your blog, please leave the link below. I'd love to read it! :)


August 19, 2013

Forever 21 Haul - 8/19/2013

I love Forever 21! Especially when you can get things for amazing prices. All of the tops below were under $10!

August 17, 2013

CCO Haul - 8/17/2013

I went CCO shopping yesterday! I haven't been in a while and I got a few things I was going to buy anyways, but they were discounted. So, I had a great shopping trip!

August 16, 2013

Psoriasis and Acne: How to Deal and Heal

To most people that have psoriasis, it is a hard topic to talk about. I've decided to blog about my experience because I know it could potentially help someone that is in the same shoes. I had psoriasis about two years ago. It lasted for three to four months until it cleared away. My dermatologist said it was probably due to stress. I started to eat better and as soon as my summer calculus class ended (this was my stress), it started to clear up.
Now, I am starting to get psoriasis again. I've noticed it on my hips and especially on my face. The more I try to moisturize my face, the more I started to breakout. I have pictures of what it looked like before and after using a few products that may help you.

August 14, 2013

A Rediscovered Favorite

I have been trying to go through my nail polish collection and use polishes I haven't tried in a long time. This is China Glaze's "Gelato". I know I have done a post on this before, but I am in love with it all over again!

August 13, 2013

Julie G Nail Polish "Stiletto"

I am in love with another Julie G polish. Seriously, I think I love all of her polishes because the formula is perfect and so is the shape of the brush. This week I wore "Stiletto" and I loved it! It is a gray color, but in the sun it has a lot of shimmer to it.

August 11, 2013

Good Eats

I thought I would do a fun post with something I haven't blogged about. Food! I love food and I thought I would share with you a few things that I've had in the past few months. Enjoy! :)
First up is Whole Foods. This was fresh pasta with a garlic pesto topped with Parmesan cheese. This was absolutely delicious! I had never tried pesto before this point because I was always kind of "scared" of it. But this made me change my mind for sure.

August 6, 2013

A Day at the Beach

I spent this weekend at the beach! I just wanted to share a few photos with you. I went to St. Pete beach with my Grandma, Mom, Uncle, Sister and Cousins. It was a lot of fun! (Grandma, if you are reading this thank you!)

August 5, 2013

Liebester Award

Thank you so much, Maryam, for nominating me for the award! I love your blog and I appreciate you discorvering my blog and following me as well. If you would like to check out Maryam's blog, you can click right HERE!     

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August 4, 2013

Target Haul - 8/4/2013

I wanted to share a few pieces that I purchased from Target online. I'm sure I'm not the only one that loves Target's clearance. I bought both of these pieces for under $10. They may be marked down even more now if they are still on the website!

August 3, 2013

Rite Aid Eye Extravaganza

Hello All! I just wanted to let you know I have entered a contest with Rite Aid. I entered my "Gradient Exotic Liner" look and I would love for your all to vote for me if you have time! :)
Thank you for all of your support! :)

August 2, 2013

L'Oreal "Orange You Jealous?" Nail Polish

This was the first L'Oreal polish that I've ever purchased. And I have to tell you, I actually really like it. With this being on clearance and with coupons, I think I only paid about two dollars for this. That calls for a great deal!

July 30, 2013

Gradient Exotic Liner

This is one of my favorite looks that I've done. I probably wouldn't wear it out, but it is fun just to play with makeup!

July 29, 2013

Nutra Nail Rock Hardener - Week Four

It's finally been a month since I started using Nutra Nail Rock Hardener. Let me just say, in the past week I have noticed a difference in my nails.

July 24, 2013

Cut Crease & Ombre Lips

This look was inspired by YouTube's Lorena Valencia. If you don't know who she is, check her out! She has amazing videos that are very informational. Click here to view her YouTube channel!

July 23, 2013

Freeman's Mint & Lemon Clay Mask

It's hard finding the "perfect" face mask for your skin type. I tried another Freeman's mask that is supposed to help with breakouts, since that's what I've been dealing with lately. From a previous post, I tried the Avocado & Oatmeal Clay Mask, which was not my favorite.

July 21, 2013

Charlotte Russe Haul - 7/21/2013

Happy Sunday! Today is my cleaning/ get ready for the week day. But, I wanted to share with you what came in the mail yesterday! I love looking at other girl's hauls because some people get really great deals. I'm the type of person that I absolutely hate paying full price for anything. I hope some of my shopping trips help you save money as well.

July 20, 2013

Nutra Nail Rock Hardener - Week Three

During week three of using Nutra Nail, I haven't noticed any significant improvement over last week. My nails have been growing, but they still seem to be peeling a little bit.