Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Urban/Street Style Obsessed;;

Happy (early) Thanksgiving to all of my beautiful readers!! :)

I just wanted to write a quick post about some of the current things I'm loving. My personal style is very versatile. One day I can wear something that is very feminine and chic and the next day I'll wear a snapback and some J's and feel just as sexy. Lately I've found myself veryyy into urban/street style. I always have been, but more so lately than ever before. Here are some things that I'm loving:

Nike Women's High Dunk Skinny -- Leopard
These shoes are amazing and definitely on my Christmas wish list. Since my 5 year anniversary with my fiance is today, my 25th birthday is next week, and Christmas is less than a month away, I see these babies in my near future. ;)

Nike Air Heels
These are awesome too. They're really unique and if I can get my hands on them, you best believe they'll be mine. I'm on the hunt! Lol.

Dope Snapback
Another thing I've been obsessed with lately is hats/snapbacks. I'll never own enough. Leopard print snapback? I'm there!!

Act Like A Lady Shirt
My motto. :) Love this shirt.

Trust No Bitch Tee
Another tee that I'm obsessed with, I'd love to get this if I can get my hands on it.

These are just a few of the things I'm loving at the moment. What is your personal style like currently?? Let me know in the comments below. :) Have an amazing Thanksgiving!!

xo, Sarah

Friday, November 15, 2013

Nails of the Week featuring Essie "Set in Stones" and CoverGirl "Forever Frosted". . .

Here is another post that I've wanted to post for the past week but haven't been able to. It's just a quickie showing my NOTW featuring my new polish, Essie "Set in Stones". CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss "Forever Frosted" is the nude color underneath. I noticed I've been reaching for this polish more and more, it looks great by itself or as a base polish.

Products used:

Final product:

 I couldn't get a great photo with my phone. The Essie polish is actually a really sparkly silver, and it looks more black in these photos. Here's a better pic:

 Have a great weekend, beauties! I know I will. ;)

xo, Sarah

Target && Sephora Haul -- NYX, Essie, && more!!

Hiiii Beauties,

I don't know what's going on with me lately. I've been purchasing so many products that I've heard about primarily through blogs and YouTube. I just can't stop!! I love trying out products that have good reviews. A lot of the time I end up loving them myself and repurchasing them. Let me know in the comments below what some of your favorite products are and what beauty products you think I should try. :)

Let's get it:

Here is what I bought:

I purchased 3 NYX lip products at Sephora. I had a gift card and decided that I might as well use it because it's been sitting in my wallet forever.

--NYX Matte Lipstick in MLS17 Sweet Pink
This was actually an accident, lol. My daughter put this in my basket while I was swatching the other NYX matte lipsticks. I noticed we had it while I was checking out and decided to buy it anyway. Sweet Pink is actually more of a pinkish purple color...close to fuschia. It's SUPER pigmented. I don't have any lipsticks that are even close to this color. Usually I don't wear anything this dark on my lips but I wanted to venture out of my comfort zone and try something new. It's also fall and dark lip colors are very popular right now. Remember, this is a matte lipstick so you can only wear it when your lips are hydrated and not chapped. Matte lipsticks can be drying on your lips and if they're chapped at all you'll end up looking like you have snakeskin lips.

**TIP: Before putting this lipstick on, I use my toothbrush to get any dry/dead skin off of my lips. I keep a separate toothbrush just for this. I wet the toothbrush a tiny bit and scrub my lips while putting light pressure on the brush. Afterward I apply my favorite lip moisturizer,  let it soak in for a few minutes, and then apply this lipstick. Doing this makes my lips look so soft and pouty, I love it  :)

--NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in 101A Sugar Pie
I have heard about this lip gloss for suchhh a long time. For my everyday makeup look I usually wear a nude lip and this gloss will go perfectly over my nude lip butter. It's a very creamy consistency and lasts for a while. The best part is that it smells SO frickin good. It seriously smells good enough to eat!!

--NYX Butter Gloss in Merengue
This is another lip product I've heard people rave about. It's such a beautiful color. I would describe it as a baby pink with a purple tint. Once again, this lip butter smells amazinggg and I'm tempted to eat it. (Not really though, lol, but it does smell delish.) I noticed that it's pretty hydrating and it made my lips feel super soft && smooth.

Left to Right: Sweet Pink, Merengue, && Sugar Pie. 

I was browsing through my favorite section in Target (the makeup section,  duh. Lol.) and this beautiful sparkly polish caught my eye. I bought the Essie polish in "Set in Stones". It's part of Essie's new fall collection. It's all silver sparkles in all different sizes. It was a little pricey (around $9) but it's so beautiful that it was worth every penny. Being the total nail polish addict that I am, I had to use it the second I walked in the door. I'm doing a separate post with my "Nails of the Week" featuring this polish. :)

I really needed some good lotion because this cold weather has really been taking a toll on my skin. Gold Bond products are awesome so I picked the Eczema Relief lotion. It looked like the most moisturizing of all the Gold Bond products.  I'm really pleased with my purchase. It is really thick lotion and makes my skin super soft. I keep it in my purse because I love it so much. My fiance has superrr dry snakeskin hands (lol) from work and this lotion even made HIS hands soft, which is a miracle. If you're looking for a lotion that is extremely moisturizing, inexpensive, and great at healing dry/cracked skin, I would definitely recommend this lotion to you. There's no other way to describe it than say that it's a miracle in a bottle.

The last thing that I bought was also from Target. I have a huge zit right in between my eyebrows. It looks SO ridiculous. I can cover it pretty well with makeup but just knowing that it's there drives me friggin crazy. I had to destroy the little bastard for good, so I bought Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Vanishing Treatment Cream. It has 10% Benzoyl Peroxide in it, which was way more than any of the other products had in it. I've used it a few times so far and it's shrinking little by little. I can't wait til it's gone completely because it's hideous. Do any of you use rapid clearing acne treatments? What's your favorite one?

That's it for my random little haul. I'm really happy with everything I bought. Have you ever used any of the products that I mentioned? What are some products that you think I should try out? Let me know in the comments below. ;) Thanks for reading ladies,  I appreciate it more than you know!!

xo, Sarah

PS- You guys have NO idea how long this post took to publish. I started about a week ago but my phone was acting crazy and kept deleting my photos. I lost my digital camera cord so I had to use my phone. I took the photos about 5x each and got sick of it and just used photos for most of the products from other sites. The first photo, however, is mine. xo