When I first got my pixie cut, the first thing I did was fly to Target and buy the first hair gel I laid eyes on. Luckily, that ended up being Garnier Fructis' Pure Clean Finishing Paste. It was a pretty great introduction for me into the wide world of hair gel, and it's an amazingly multipurpose product for any hair type and length.
It works really well for long hair as well. Whenever I buy a new beauty product, my mom stealing it is inevitable. She tries out everything I buy, and this has been one of her favorites. She has really layered hair that reaches just past her shoulders, and her many layers often get frizzy. She sneaks- or tries to sneak- this out of my room while I'm asleep in the mornings and never fails to wake me up (aren't teenagers meant to sleep in during summer?). It gives definition to her layers, adds pieciness to her bangs, and tames flyaways.
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Saturday, May 23, 2015
This week of the 21 Day Fashion Challenge really forced me to go outside my comfort zone, and I've rediscovered so many amazing pieces that I'd forgotten about!
Monday: Go Big or Go Home
Tuesday: Opposites Attract
For the theme Opposites Attract, I went with a classic black-and-white color scheme. The top is from Zumiez, and I paired it with my black skinnies and combat boots for a simple look.
Wednesday: Southern Trends
Thursday: Throwback Thursday
For Throwback Thursday, I grabbed my favorite old school white Converse and added a sleeveless plaid button-down to give my look a slight 80s grunge vibe. I also added more blush along my cheekbones, much in the same way that was popular during the 80s, to complete my look.
Friday: Dress Up Your Friday Jeans
I dressed up my Friday jeans with this button-up and accessorized with fleur-de-lis earrings and a silver necklace. I also pulled out a pair of black Bobs that I haven't worn in years to complete the look!
That's it for this week! Bloggers, remember to submit your posts to The Made Thing's linkup here, and for everyone else participating, remember to use the tag #21dayfashion on Instagram and Twitter to show us your daily ensembles!
Here are next week's themes:
- Vintage Vixen
- Bright and Happy
- Accessory Focus
- Final Day- Have Fun!
I can't wait to see what you come up with! Check back here next Saturday for my final addition to the 21 Day Fashion Challenge series!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
This month's Ipsy bag has one purpose in mind- to take your look from Casual Chic to Jetsetter. It's chock-full of bright colors and products sure to get you well on your way to getting that bold, adventurous look you dream about.Chella, and it's in the shade Tantalizing Taupe. I'm normally more inclined to use powders to fill in my brows because most brow pencils seem to be too dark whereas I can layer shadows easier to get a more natural look. This pencil really surprised me in a great way, and the color was so much better than I could have hoped for. It glides on easily, and it doesn't give me a harsh finish. Easily the best brow pencil I've ever used!
Second in this bag is Balanced Guru's Style Me Hair Oil. I'm a hair fanatic, and I always have been, so I'm always looking to try new products to keep my hair as healthy as possible. This hair oil worked well, and it gave my hair good frizz protection and shine, but it struck me as pretty average. There wasn't anything too special about it, and the only reason I would buy it again over another product is due to the sole reason that it's organic, which is definitely a plus for me. Overall, it worked well, but it wasn't a stand-out product for me.
This next item was among my favorites in this month's bag. Urban Decay is one of my favorite brands, and I was very excited to see samples of their Failbait and Bittersweet lip glosses along with a multipurpose lip primer pencil. The primer pencil worked like a charm, and my lipstick stayed smudge-free for hours after application. The glosses were also pretty amazing, both of the colors being right up my alley. Definitely a highlight in this bag!Pure Pigment Eye Dust in the shade Brown Sugar, and it was another highlight in this month's bag. I love a good matte shadow, and this really delivered for me. The color can be used to create both natural and nighttime looks depending on how it's layered, and it gives a gorgeous finish that lasts all day.
Nuxe Makeup Remover and Facial Cleansing Gel. My least favorite item this month, this cleanser didn't really do much for me. It seemed alright as a cleanser, but in terms of a makeup remover, it did next to nothing to remove my liquid eyeliner, and I had to use my usual makeup remover afterwards to get it all off. The smell is horrible, and I just wouldn't recommend it.
here! Remember, I pay for all of my monthly glam bags myself, and I am not in any way influenced by ipsy. All of my opinions are my own.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Week two of the 21 Day Fashion Challenge is up! With only two weeks to go, let's see what pieces I pulled from the depths of my wardrobe this week.
Monday: Your Inner Preppy Gal
Wednesday: Shine and Shimmer
Thursday: Summer Gal
Friday: Stripes All The Day
Are you participating in the challenge yet? Get invoved by posting your daily outfits across your social media channels with the tag #21dayfashion, and bloggers, remember to submit your weekly articles to The Made Thing's Saturday roundups!
Check out the themes for next week:
- Go Big or Go Home!
- Throwback Thursday
- Southern Trends
- Opposites Attract
- Dress Up Your Friday Jeans
I can't wait to see your daily ensembles, and check out the rest of the lovely bloggers participating in the challenge at this week's roundup over at The Made Thing!
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Summer is quickly approaching, and one of my favorite summer must-haves is a good go-to makeup look! Today, I'm sharing a stunning eye makeup tutorial fit for any summer occasion using only a sample palette by Costal Scents, an eye primer by MicaBeauty Cosmetics, a Smashbox mascara, and an Emerald eyeliner pencil also from Smashbox.
|Colors: Top right- Viridian Green, top left- Regalia Purple, bottom right- Mauve, bottom left- Polar Bear|
First, I'm taking my MicaBeauty Cosmetics eye primer and spreading it across my upper and lower lids.
Your blended colors should look like this- soft but still noticeably blue. Try going for a bit of an ombre look across your crease, flowing from the dark blue on your outer crease to the teal inside corner.
Products used: MicaBeauty eye primer, Coastal Scents Sample Palette Set 32, Smashbox Emerald Pencil Liner, Smashbox Full Exposure Waterproof Mascara
**I paid for all of the products mentioned in today's post myself; this article was not in any way influenced by the mentioned brands. All of my opinions are my own.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
It's here- the first weekly recap of the 21 Day Fashion Challenge! Today, I'm sharing my outfits from the past week, all of them fitting the themes mentioned in my original post here.
Sunday: Sunday Statement
Monday: Your Favorite Piece
Tuesday: Something You Wear a Lot
Wednesday: An Outfit That Reflects a Memory
I normally wouldn't wear similar button-downs twice in one week, but with this theme, I just couldn't resist. This Mariposa Couture top brings back so many memories for me. The company that sent it to me, Mariposa Couture, was one of my first collaborations since starting ChromoBeauty, and I also wore this top the first time I interviewed a boutique owner. It's very sleek and laid-back, and I'm wearing it with the same Vans from Monday.
Thursday: Power Outfit
This outfit screams power from the rooftops. I had a theatre performance on the night that I wore this, so I had to make sure it was professional enough to appear on stage in while standing out from the crowd completely. I layered a basic purple tee and a black button-down (seeing a trend here?) and paired them with these amazing leggings from Forever 21. I accessorized with a pair of simple black stud earrings and a necklace from Spencers.
Friday: Gussy up a Tshirt
I'm having a ball with this challenge, and it isn't too late to join in! Bloggers, follow the instructions in my original post and submit your recaps to The Made Thing's weekly linkup! If you aren't a blogger but would still like to join in on the fun, post daily OOTD photos across your social media channels tagged #21dayfashion!
Next week's themes are:
- Your inner preppy gal
- Shine & Shimmer
- Summer gal
- Stripes all the day