TargetxPrabal Gurung Collaboration

Well, I can say that I am totally exhausted. All that waiting and trembling really drains your energy but I am delighted to say that I managed to score the 3 items I wanted (and know I will wear). It’s just like last year when I scored Jason Wu’s collab. I got a skirt, a blouse, and wedges. I will post more up about it with photos tomorrow.

All I have to say that it is crazy. God Bless those people in charge of the website; they have a lot on their hands!

Toodles

xoxoxo Dylan

Beau Review: Lancome’s Rouge In Love

Lipsticks and I have a complicated relationship; I hate them one day and love them the next. I was never the type of girl to smear on some red lipstick and strut right on out of my door. On the contrary, I would be the girl who barely went out without any makeup, just a swipe of eyeliner would do. Well, let me tell you, I am no longer a lipstick virgin.

The lucky one? Lancome’s Rouge In Love. Now, all my friends know I have a massive girl crush on Emma Watson due to Harry Potter. When I heard she was the new ambassadress for Lancome I knew I had to try it.

I confidently stomped right into Nordstrom and asked for the best red for my skin. It didn’t go so well; my mom ended up telling me looked like I some cheap hooker; that was a blast to my ego. I decided to go with something not as vivacious.

My pick was Fiery Attitude (319N). The color is spot on with the description, a deep berry wine. It’s smooth and creamy but after a while I find my lips dry. I already suffer from extremely dry everything, you name it: lips, hair, skin..its difficult. I found it to be less so when added a bit of lip gloss to it (clear or a rose pink).

I loved it so much I decided to buy another shade, this time, a bit more playful. I snagged Midnight Rose (377N). Both of these are for nights out which is exactly what I use it for. I find that you need to prepare your face: primer, concealer, foundation, mascara, lip scrub, lip balm, etc. You need to make sure your face is the perfect canvas as well as your lips. If your lips are dried and cracked you will most definitely see it, especially with these colors.

‘Rouge In Love’ Midnight Rose & Fiery Attitude

Pros: Creamy formula, Pigmented hues, Long-lasting
Cons: Drying

These will be a staple in any ladies’ beauty collection, you just need to find which one is for you. I wholeheartedly recommend it!

My cousin & I (I’m wearing Fiery Attitude)

Outfit of the Day: Out to Dinner

I thought I would look casual to go out as it was rather cold out. I wanted to tone down the toughness of the leather I was wearing that day. I had a Faux leather Jacket from Forever 21+,a Faux leather satchel from Topshop (that I no longer have :(), and Silk goat leather boots from Vince Camuto. I added a little playfulness with the polka dot shirt I purchased from Gap.

As for lipstick, I’m wearing my favorite shade from Lancome’s Rouge In Love line. I am sucker for Emma Watson, so when I heard she was producing this line with Lancome, I ran to my nearest Nordstrom. It’s Fiery Attitude; its a deep berry and very long lasting.

I do wish I had added a cute necklace but I was in a rush and ended up covering my neck with a thick white snood. What I love about the Vince Camuto boots that you can’t see here is the heels.

I might snag another pair if I can!
 

I am going to try to do more photos of myself as well as photos of trips at the city when the weather warms up; unfortunately another storm is on it’s way!

Toodles xoxoxo

Another Charming Charlie Haul+BaubleBar

I must admit it– I am a shopaholic. I don’t know what it is..I think it is the excitement of having new to add to your collection that makes it so intoxicating.

I decided to get more jewelry because you know you can never have too much jewelry. Spring is fast approaching so I wanted to get more color. I don’t really have many accessories because I feel like my style is shifting.

Special Occasion Pearls,  $15.
Small Bubbles Set, $13

Band with Key Lock Ring,$6
Enamel Flower, $8

Single Rolo Strand, $27

This is my haul. I did purchase a cute earring set with bows, flowers, and the Eiffel Tower BUT with my lock I lost one of the flower earrings at school :(.

I thought the pearls would be a great necklace to have. It is a classic staple and you could wear it up or down. It will add a sophisticated touch to any outfit. The Bubble Set is a peach color and I recently wore it with a V-Neck Puff sleeved Striped shirt. It made my outfit look very dressy despite it not being ceramic. I even saw a similar necklace at J Crew for 3 times the price!

The ring is adorable. I love how it has a little key hanging from it. It’s a perfect thing to wear on Valentine’s day. It’s tiny and you could stack other rings on top of it.

I just love color and why not orange? The earrings will be a great way to incorporate color into my outfit subtly. I like adding color in the form of accessories and not having to wear a neon green shirt to get my point across.

That’s all for my Charming Charlie haul now onto BaubleBar.

I only purchased one item from BaubleBar but it’s amazing quality and it’s a staple I think I will come to wear a lot. I fell in love with BaubleBar while interning for Quincy. I believe they partnered up once so that was exciting.

This gold necklace can be worn as a collar as well. When it arrived in the mail, it was in the cutest green and blue box. I opened the box to find this adorable little pouch, when I picked it up I was surprised at how heavy the necklace was. It’s very, VERY heavy; just the thought of it makes my neck ache a little but I won’t let that stop me from wearing it!

I most definetly recommend BaubleBar. They have amazing jewelry at amazing quality. They also have something called The Vault. They are points you can use to deduct a few dollars from your total. I think I will have to keep my eye on my bank account as I am very tempted to purchase a bracelet from them!

Back to School

Well, I am back in University and man..I am already stressed! I have two days of school: Tuesday and Thursday BUT they are both from 8:30am-8:00pm. It’s exhausting and it’s hard to get 4 classes of homework done in one day.

Another update is Quincy closed down. It was the internship I was interning for and I can’t help but be really sad. I hate when businesses close down but everything happens for a reason.

Later tonight or tomorrow I will put up my makeup haul as well as my shopping haul from several stores!

Exciting times ahead, lots of work to do.

Toodles xoxoxo

Nail Care Products

We paint, we bite, we use them a lot. Our nails need a little help now and then. They become brittle and break easily much to our dismay, so how can we stop this?

One thing that is best to do is give your nail a break in between nail polishes. Each time you swipe on that nail polish remover it weakens your nail. It strips your nail of nutrients and dries it out. While you nail has nail polish on it, it is lacking the oxygen and sunlight it needs, which also weakens it.

There are some great items on the market from creams to special oils.

Nail and Cuticle Care

The best, in my opinion, is Avoplex by OPI. It leaves the nails shining, healthy and strong after a week of straight use. Hangnails stopped appearing and the cuticles were as healthy as can be!

There are many different products and the best way to find which works for you is by actually trying and comparing them.

How to Lessen the Appearence of Dark Circles

Dark circles are pesky, unsightly, and difficult to get rid of. There are a number of reasons that you may have dark circles; the main reasons are heredity, lack of sleep, swelling of blood vessels, and vitamin deficiency. There are products on the market designed to help lessen the appearance, we have made a list to help you decide which is the best for you as well as something you can do to help.

1. Get more sleep

Sleep is the best way to relax and let your body rejuvenate itself. An average adult needs about 7-9 hours of sleep, even more so if you are a high school or college student.

2. Eat well and take vitamins

Your body tells you when something is wrong and dark circles are one of them. Make sure your body is getting all the nutrients and vitamins for it to keep looking healthy and young.

3. Cosmetics

If you are like me and all else fails, it may be heredity and sadly there isn’t much you can do but try to cover it up. There are creams and concealers that claim to help.

My Picks:

Best Concealers


Olive Oil & It’s Multitude of Uses

Things that have more than one use are great as they are cost efficient. One of the best we’ve heard? Olive oil. It is delicious in our salads and drizzled on different dishes but it can also be used in your beauty routine!

1. Makeup Remover

We’ve given this a try and we were delighted at the results. You dab a little extra virgin olive oil onto a cotton ball or cotton pad and wipe away that make up. It comes off easily and it leaves you skin soft and supple. It is also much more cost efficient and no plastic bottles!

2. Untangle Tangled Chains

You pull out one of your gold necklaces to put on for a dinner party and you find it is a tangled mess, even the mere sight of it is enough to make you give up. Put a drop of olive oil on it to lubricate it and make it much easier to untangle.

3. Moisturizer

Olive oil is amazingly delicate and doesn’t clog up your pores as you would think. Put some on your skin and rub in. A little goes a long way and you will notice a difference right away.

4. Shaving

Olive oil is slick allowing the blades to glide right over your skin, effectively taking away those pesky little hairs without nicking yourself. You could also put some olive oil on right after as a moisturizer.

5. Control Frizz

Comb some olive oil through your hair to avoid fly-aways and static. It’s great for those really humid days or the especially drying winter days.

Harry Potter Rings

As everyone who personally knows me, I am a full-blown Potterhead. I absolutely love it and now that it’s over, I find myself wanting to show the world my love for it is still strong. These rings are subtle, adorable, and a great way to add a touch of you to your outfits. They come in 3 metallics: gold, gunmetal, and silver.

You can buy them here.

How to Deal with Chapped Lips

The cold has yet to cease and our poor skin, hair, and lips are taking a pounding. We put on endless amounts of Chapstick but to no avail. What else could we do?

Lip Scrubs are a great item to invest in and add into your beauty and care routine. They rid your lips of dead skin cells and reveal and new layer. There are many great lip scrubs out there but our personal favorite is from Lush. They come in great flavors and are edible—bonus! Protect your new, smooth lips with a layer of your favorite lip balm or chapstick.

Start a new bedtime routine by smoothing on some lip balm before bed. A lot of times without realizing it we sleep with our mouths open, leaving our throats dry, imagine how your lips are when you wake up. You can protect them before hand. A great lip treatment to invest in is Sugar Lip Treatments. They glide on and Fresh has the scent of lemon and sugar—la la love!

Do Avoid licking your lips. Your saliva and the cold dry out your lips even more. We know how difficult this can be but try to stop the habit to have healthy, chap-free lips.

Favorite Lip Treatments

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