MAC Angel Lipstick | Review

Hi guys!! If you haven’t noticed yet…I love lipstick! I took a trip to the MAC store hoping to pick up a lipstick that I have been wanting to get my hands on for several weeks now. I picked up MAC ANGEL and I am SO excited about it!! The color is absolutely gorgeous. I wanted Angel in particular, because it can be worn during the day for work or running errands, and it is also ideal for a night out when paired with a nude or soft pink lip gloss. You can even pump up the pink by wearing a bright lip liner underneath, or make it appear more nude, by priming your lips with concealer or a soft pink liner.

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I am looking forward to mimicking Kim Kardashian’s former infamous lip combo which consisted of MAC Angel topped with NARS Turkish Delight lip gloss. The finishing touch of Turkish Delight generates a softer-pink look. I already tested out the duo and of course, my lips looked like heaven (super dramatic, I know). For you guys to get a glimpse of the versatile lip color, below is a picture of MAC Angel with flash & no flash respectively.

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❤ What is your favorite MAC Lipstick and why? I’m looking to purchase more MAC lipsticks in the near future, and I need some ideas!!! Thanks again for visiting 😀 xo

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M E T A L L I C ➸ T A T T O O S

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 HELLO Fashionistas! I am SO excited about fall’s most popular trend: Metallic Tattoos. These tatts were super HOT during the summertime, especially at music festivals (Coachella, anyone?). Thank goodness this trend is sneaking into autumn, because I’m nothing less than obsessed. I went out last weekend and put this little geometric design on the inside of my forearm (see below). So in love I wish it were real! The four tattoo packs pictured above were purchased from A.C. Moore and super duper inexpensive. They are so incredibly shiny, metallic and so much fun. They bring back a little piece of my childhood, but in a slightly more fashionable way 😉 I think i will wear the feather design next!

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Penn State Weekend

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WE ARE! This weekend I headed to Happy Valley to experience a one-of-a-kind football game. Over 102,000 roaring fans cheered on as their diehard team spirit filled the venue. The number of fans within the vicinity was almost overwhelming, but the sensational energy overpowered the intimidating crowd. Not a cloud drifted by making it the most perfect day for an outdoor event. Our seats were positioned just under the shade shielding us from the harsh sun. Along with my Penn State logo tee, I sported my black classic Tory Burch sunnies, red lipstick (obviously a necessity!) and simple silver, metallic Havaianas flip flops. Since no bags are allowed through the doors (trust me, my biggest struggle of the day was not being able to bring my compact to touch up my makeup!) I could only carry minimal essentials. Besides a huge upset, my day was nothing less than fabulous, and my first venture to State College was definitely one I will never forget.

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Money $aver Monday: Hair Dye

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If you’re only touching up your roots, use box dyes. For the past several years, I used to head to the salon once a month to get my roots dyed since my hair grows insanely fast. I would end up dishing out $45 (after a family discount) plus a $15 tip (I always tip on the pre-discounted total). That is a whopping total of $60 for just a simple root touch up. I would spend an astronomic $720 a year on maintaining the color of my roots. NO thank you.

The key is to try narrowing your salon trips down to about three/four times a year, and turn to box dyes for the remaining months. Let me put it into perspective. I altered my salon frequency by only going three times a year. For the remaining 9 months of the year, I started utilizing my favorite drugstore hair dye (pictured above) which costs about $8 depending on the store. This little budgeting tactic brought my NEW annual hair-coloring total to only $252. In my case, that’s an annual savings of $468!

⭐ Takeaway: Don’t spend more than you should on touching up your hair. A few times a year of skipping the salon and touching up your roots at home can save you hundreds. Be smart about managing your finances, while still looking fabulous 😉

W A T C H out for Marc Jacobs

 

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Hello Fashionistas! I just wanted to share with you another amazing find that I came across during the Macy’s Friends & Family Sale earlier this year. (PS although the sale is over, I believe the next one occurs in the Fall at some point, so keep an eye out for that!). I was in dire need of a gold watch and since I’ve been wearing gold accents a lotttt lately, I figured that a gold watch would suit my style fabulously. I heard about the Friends & Family sale going on at Macy’s and naturally started browsing. I stumbled across this Marc by Marc Jacobs watch that i fell in LOVE with. BTW, originally $200 and I paid $150! Not too shabby. Considering I was going to purchase a gold watch regardless, I thought…why not buy it now and save $50?! That’s huge. That’s a tank of gas, or two!

 If you are in the market for a gold watch, or any watch for that matter, I would suggest probing your local department stores for some awesome coupons or seasonal events. Don’t be impatient! I would certainly rather wait a week or two to save money on a pricey purchase, than be impatient and end up spending more!

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Purchase the Marc by Marc Jacobs watch above, or similar ones HERE!!

URBAN DECAY NAKED 3 PALETTE – REVIEW

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Finally, I took the initiative to purchase the ever-so-popular and HIGHLY anticipated NAKED 3 PALETTE. This is the first Naked palette of my collection, so I am probably a lot more excited than most. I utilized this palette on several occasions, and have received COUNTLESS compliments on how my eye makeup looked. I honestly owe it all to this compact palette. The colors and quality are through the roof. They are ideal, sexy, and feminine, and the rose-gold tones are superb. The palette even comes with a dual ended brush for achieving ravishing eyeshadow looks. Here are two pictures of the Naked 3 palette without and with the flash respectively:

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IMG_6278   .::Purchase the Naked 3 Palette HERE! .::Let me know below if you have any tips or tricks you can share with me, or leave a comment with your own review of the Naked 3 Palette.

Sunny & Stylish South Beach, Florida

Ahhhhh, Summer Vacation at its best. Livin’ the life down in South Beach, Florida was GREAT! There is absolutely SO much to do down there. The beach of course was amazing, and the pool was just so gorgeous and relaxing. I love how everything is … Continue reading

Get the Look – Celebrity Edition

Hey Guys! Okay…I became inspired by Selena’s casual denim outfit, and wanted to create an inspired look with similar items from my own wardrobe. I’ve been loving denim recently (ex: cropped denim, cut off denim shorts & jackets to name a few pieces!) so this outfit definitely suits my new trendy obsession. I hope you all love this simple, put together look as much as I do!!

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Scoop neck top
$6.73 – fashionunion.com

H M jean jacket
$42 – hm.com

7 For All Mankind jeans
stylebop.com

Giuseppe Zanotti shoes
$1,070 – giuseppezanottidesign.com

Givenchy tote bag
farfetch.com

Black sunglasses
amazon.com