Sunday, February 26, 2012

Girls With Glasses are Sexy too.







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A lot of pictures, I know. But, I have a little story behind my sudden glasses embracing. I realized, somewhere between my dance moms marathon and my pilates workout, that it's silly for me to feel the way I do when I wear my glasses. Again, this will sound silly, but, I truly do get a huge confidence boost when I wear my contacts versus when I'm wearing glasses. Maybe it's because no one in the media is considered "pretty" while wearing glasses, I'm not completely sure. Yet, since I was 11 years old, I've been wearing contacts. Many people have no idea I have glasses even. But, in a few short months, I'm going to be in college, roaming both the campus and the dorms with my glasses on. Am I just going to lack confidence and feel awkward when this happens? I hope not. So, in preparation, I'm wearing my glasses more places and just getting used to the fact that girls who wear glasses can be beautiful too. Because, it's true. 

So, if you feel the same way I do when you make the glasses-contacts switch, join me! Embrace your glasses. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tutorial: Everyday Grey Smokey Eye for Brown Eyes

I really love this look a lot! I had been experimenting with grey eyeshadows and came up with this look. I'd like to say I wore this look from about 10 am until 7 pm and it looked great throughout the entire time. So, if you're looking for a long wearing eyeshadow look, this may be fore you! I'd definitely recommend wearing this to any special occasion you'd like and if you lighten up the eyeliner, it's perfect for everyday.

Products used:
MAC Barestudy Paintpot
BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette 3rd Edition (all colors w/ hot pink square)
Milani Liquf'eye Eye Pencil in Black
Mally Evercolor Eyeliner in Royal Plum
NYC Curling Mascara in Black
Me by Mezhgan Lipgloss in luscious me








Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I can't keep up with your turning tables;

Close enough to start a war,
All that I have is on the floor
God only knows what we're fighting for
All that I say, you always say more.
I can't keep up with your turning tables
Under your thumb, I can't breathe

I'm currently super obsessed with Adele. Her lyrics are kind of perfect.
dress: french connection; shirt underneath: h&m-mens; socks: hue; boots: lucky brand





Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My Top 5 Favorite Nail Polishes

Although I'm not a huge nail fanatic, I have a decent sized nail polish collection. These are my top nail polishes that you'll most likely be seeing me wearing in all my videos/pictures. Keep in mind, I'm a huge fan of the light pink/nude nail polish look. I find that it makes fingers look longer and clean.

1. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Petal Pusher
2. OPI Sweetheart
3. Barry M Nail Paint in Navy
4. Sephora by OPI in Personal Shopper
5. Sally Hansen Complete Manicure in Pedal to the Metal

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Arm Party

The Arm Party begins! As summer and spring approaches, I've slowly become more and more obsessed with bracelets. The best type are the ones that look homemade. Everyone, including me, pays even hundreds of dollars for that homemade, boho feel in their bracelets. You could just make your own. It's literally so easy. I'm going to be posting tons of posts on cool bracelets you can make on your own. DIY is so much more fun anyways! In the meantime, as I work on those DIY posts, here are some photos of the crazy bracelet combinations I've been wearing.




Monday, February 13, 2012

A World Away

A month ago feels like a completely different world. Maybe it's just because a month ago I was in a totally different life situation, or that a month ago I was so much more naive yet, here I am, a month later. Although I'm proud of myself for how much I've learned and changed in the last month, I am always going to be looking towards the future or, what is to come. I think, over the past five or so weeks, I've learned to trust my gut instincts, and most of all how to become a truly strong woman. A lot of girls give off the vibe of being confident and sure of their decisions and I am willing to admit I am not that person, yet. I hope that I can develop into the girl that is fine on her own, and that truly doesn't need a boy in her life as a security blanket towards her happiness. I hope I can realize the truth in that statement and simply forget about men for a short blip in my life and focus on something I haven't in a while, myself.

So, after contemplation and a lot of journal writing, I've decided to organize this desirable change for myself, to make it more attainable. I'm hoping to change for the better, in every single way. I want to be able to focus on one aspect of myself during a one week time period, where I can improve myself in the little ways, and hopefully, over time, improve myself in a big way. There is no time for moping over the past, there is only the future in sight.

So, what am I doing to improve myself? Well, first off, I'm recording everything in my journal, which has slowly become everything. On a side note, after reading through entries from even September of 2011, I can tell how utterly unhappy I was with myself and in that place of life. I think it was upsetting that it took me so long to get out of such a place, and I believe I'm so much more carefree nowadays. Anyways, besides just recording things, I'm focusing on three separate topics: Mind, Body, and Soul. They're all very vague yet, I think they're reasonable things to focus upon, especially with the way I want to change myself.

Mind: I want to improve the way I think about the world, the way I study, the way I perform in school, and my overall mental health as well. So, this includes, reading books I've always meant to and writing the novels that I spin in my head that I've never gotten the chance to. It also means completely focusing on school for that week, and on getting enough sleep to recuperate after a long day.

Body: This one's obvious. Working out! Eating healthy. Watching my overall physical fitness. I've come to realize how good it really feels to eat healthy and to know you're taking care of your body.

Soul: For me, this is religion. Focusing on my religion that week. I don't want to get into this too much.

Hopefully, after sampling what it's like to be completely devoted to these three areas, I will slowly make the changes a part of my daily life where everyday I live works towards becoming better, and the best I can be.

I challenge you to do the same, Change! Improve! I believe you can. We all can.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Rainbow Smokey Eye

I decided to just play with some colors today, and I came up with this look! There's really not much too it but, I think the combination of colors is pretty. If you want to make this more wearable, try just doing the upper portion of the makeup look and choosing one color for a pop of color on the lower lashline. 




It Cosmetics Eyeshadow Trio in Pretty in Amber
It Cosmetics Eyeshadow Brush
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer
Wet n' Wild 6 Pan Palette in Greed
Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in Carribean Sea
Wet n' Wild 8 Pan Palette in Comfort Zone
Sleek Makeup Palette in Storm
Maybelline Eyeshadow Quad in Give Me Gold
Almay Liquid Eyeliner in Black
NYC Curling Mascara in Blackest Black
NYC Eyelash Curler 
Cargo HD Bronzer
Revlon Lipstick in Prim Rose
Elf Plumping Lipgloss in Baby Kiss (unshown)

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