June Favorites 2016

For the month of June, I wanted to make a favorites for some of the beauty products that I’ve been using. I found the links for almost everything if you’re interested in any of the products.

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Victoria Secret has some amazing perfumes, but sometimes they are a bit expensive. This scent is the perfect blend of floral, but not too sweet. It’s a lasting scent, but it’s also light too. I’m loving this perfume and recommend it to anyone. I got it in stores for $11.35, but online it is a couple dollars more.

I use this all the time, and the lemon one is probably my favorite. If you’re not huge on lipstick or don’t want the stickiness that comes from lip gloss, this is a great alternative. Your lips still get a nice glossy sheen without the sometimes thick mounds of lip gloss.

Bath & BodyWorks recently had a huge sale, where body mists and body creams were $3-$4 and I couldn’t help but pick up a few things. I’m not huge on body mists because they don’t last as long as perfumes, but I really loved this peach bellini scent. It’s great for the summertime.

I also bought this ultra shea body cream because I sampled a bit in the store and it left my skin feeling soft and smelling amazing. If I wasn’t going to wear perfume, I’d definitely pair the body cream with the body mist for a more lasting scent.

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So I picked this up in London, and it was a last minute buy in one of the local shops nearby. It was $5, and I liked a majority of the palettes given. When I actually used it, I realized that this was perfect for blending. Because I have darker skin, sometimes the amount of browns and beiges can be limited, which is a bit frustrating. This palette had a great range of browns and even gave some nice navys and purples if I were to use it at night.

This Italian Citrus Sun scent is also very light. It’s a nice almost grassy smell and the citrus smell balances out the rest of the mist. This is one I’d use if I were running errands or just going to class because it’s a nice refreshing scent for more casual days. The prices went up slightly, but I still think they’re worth trying out.

I am in love with this shampoo. I think I’ve tried every shampoo brand there is, and I can’t believe how well Pantene works for my hair. My hair is curly, course and very thick, so finding the right shampoo has been a challenge. I also use a lot of heat on my hair, and this shampoo works so well on my ends so they don’t look fried. The frizz factor was also a concern of mine, but it ended up making my hair less frizzy and dry. I’ve tried many expensive products too thinking it would help my hair, but this one leaves my hair feeling very healthy.

Hope you enjoyed this post! 🙂

 

 

 

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PLL Fashion 7×02

The last episode of PLL has me convinced it’s Lucas. I’m not sure why, but he’s always been someone whose motives I have to question. Anyway, I’m excited for next week because it looks way more exciting than what we got this week. Here are the fashions that I liked after watching the episode. Thank you to PLL Closet on tumblr for the photos provided and to the details she constantly has for each piece worn! Check out her blog here: http://pllcloset.tumblr.com/

Zara ‘Faux Leather Jacket’ in Bright Yellow – $69.90

I loved Aria’s leather jacket in this bright mustard color. It’s a great color on a classic cut for a leather jacket. I’m loving her style so much after the time jump because we get these more tailored pieces in a fun modern way.

Alice + Olivia ‘Riki Fitted Dress With Waist Cutout’ – $119.98

Hanna looked amazing in the red cutout dress. It fit like a glove. The red lip and tousled waves worked so well. She clearly wanted to go back to the start with Jordan.

Alexis ‘Aria Starlight High-Low Dress’ – £296.00

I wish we got to see the whole dress in the episode because when I saw it online, I really loved the effect of the high low dress. I love the silvery polka dots throughout it fits Hanna well

Thakoon ‘Sequined Fringe Shimmer Sweater’

This was an interesting sweater. I liked the fringe and the understated shimmer throughout. If you look at the whole sweater, it has a lot going on for a boho feel, but I also bet it’s super comfy.

Sandro ‘Ekin Top’ – $250.00

I love this Sandro top because the print is so retro and fun. I would expect Spencer to wear this top, but I liked this for Aria too.

Sandro ‘Polina Crepe Straight-Leg Pants’ – $132.75

This wasn’t a flashy piece from the episode, but I like how versatile these straight leg pants are. Spencer makes it her own by pairing it with a printed blouse and a classic navy blazer.

Hope you enjoyed this post 🙂

Summer Profile: Ashley Hargrove

This week’s summer profile goes to Ashley Hargrove. I love her blog and style right now, so check out her blog here: http://liketoknow.it/Dtkaustin

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Meet Ashley Hargrove: DTK Austin owner, Ashley Hargrove, is a commercial advertising wardrobe stylist, model and fashion blogger sharing her personal style and tips as well as behind the scenes of her many advertising projects. Ashley has styled and modeled for many well-known companies and brands including Neiman Marcus, BMW, Bud Light and many more.

What is your favorite part of your job?As a commercial stylist, I get to meet new people every single day, whether it be models, actors, new crews, production teams, etc. It is definitely the best and favorite part of my job.

What is your current favorite accessory?
My Chanel Boy Bag
If you could describe your style in three words, they would be….
Edgy, minimal, classic
Ashley’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dtkaustin/
Thanks to Ashley for being a part of my blog!

The Bachelorette Review: Alex is the New Chad

This episode was pretty boring. I’m going to recap the episode and rather than list my top 5, I’ll put my thoughts on everyone since there were only eight people anyway.

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Jordan: Jordan and Jojo. She just likes him so much. I didn’t mind Jordan at all in this episode. I’m just wondering if Jojo does pick him, what is the narrative? The edit isn’t exactly showing a love story.

Luke: I  think Luke would be a great choice for Jojo because he seems genuine when he’s with Jojo, but I also like the scenes when we get a glimpse of his personality. His “Are you guys going to kiss?” moment was actually really funny, as well as his “So where are we going next week?”

Robby: Robby is another guy who would be great for Jojo. He came out of nowhere, but it would be interesting if Jojo chose someone who wasn’t edited into the show until recently. Even tonight, we barely saw them together, but they both seem confident about their relationship.

James: Oh, James. I really love how humble James is. He didn’t have to throw Jordan under the bus because he’s got a great personality. Jojo isn’t going to pick

Chase/ Derrek: This two on one was really hilarious in a cringeworthy way. I really like Chase, but he is a little hard to read. He puts together these cute mini dates for Jojo, so I’m not sure why he needed to express anything so blatantly like Jojo wanted. Derrek’s crying was edited in such a ridiculous way.

Wells: Wells is such a sweetheart, but clearly not a match for Jojo. I’d love to see him in paradise.

Alex: Why did Jojo keep Alex? There’s no way she’s picking him. He’s constantly instigating everyone.

Other Random Thoughts:

  • I’m loving Jojo’s style. Her black dress with the leather jacket was so cute. Her blue cocktail dress was also stunning.
  • Lauren and Ben are getting a reality show. I love them, but what could it be about?
  • Derrek is going to have memes with that limo scene.

 

The Fosters Fashion

Season 4 of The Fosters kicked off with an intense episode. However, PLL isn’t the only show with awesome fashion on Freeform. I loved Callie’s and Mariana’s outfits in the episode and went to WornOnTV for the details on their clothing.

I love how Mariana’s flirty girly style contrasts with Callie’s more conservative and preppy style. I really liked this boxy crop top for Callie, mainly because of the back of the top. It’s a nice surprise, and it’s also on sale for $18 if you want it! I left the link below the photo.

I really liked that Mariana wore this crop top with jeans instead  of the skirt for a more casual look. I also love the idea of making a peplum effect with a loose top underneath. Her wedges from Nordstrom were also super cute and tied the outfit together. I’m not a wedge person, but if I were to wear a pair, I’d get these ones.

Tonight’s another intense episode and I’m excited to see what happens next.

 

PLL Fashion and Review on Premiere

Usually, I just give some updates on the PLL fashion, but the season premiere had a lot going on, and I wanted to give my thoughts. I want to know what other people thought about the premiere episode.

First, here were my favorite outfits, which I was able to find thanks to WornOnTV.com.

I really like this leather jacket on Aria. I love how understated her style has gotten. Her clothes are much more wearable this season. I also love the ‘Safa’ Metallic Tee she has underneath it. It’s a fun play on textures.

Emily’s jean jacket is in a nice summery wash. I love how it’s frayed on the ends, and I like the simple ‘Athena’ Jumpsuit by Velvet Heart. Emily’s been wearing a lot of jumpsuits and maxi dresses since the time jump, and I’m loving her style.

Mona’s style has also changed a lot. Her once fun and colorful wardrobe from Season 2 changed to conservative when she got out of Radley, and then edgier after she escaped A’s dollhouse. Season 6 proved her style to be more business chic now that she’s into politics. I love her Tory Burch outfit, and the once dated tie neck blouse somehow looks modern.

Check out this website if you want to see more TV fashion. They have shows like New Girl, Modern Family and the Mindy Project.

Thoughts on the episode:

  • -The episode was good, but it wasn’t great for a premiere episode. I mean, I wanted at least one reveal, and we didn’t get that.
  • I couldn’t get over how nonchalant they were( with the exception of Caleb)  about the time restraint. Like why is Emily eating lemon bars when she only has 38 minutes to save her friend?
  • Speaking of Caleb, how rude was he when he hung up on Spencer?
  • Mona and Caleb’s banter was on point. Mona is quickly becoming my favorite character.
  • Alison 100% did not kill Charlotte.
  • Emily was bothering me so much in this episode. I’m all for Emily and Alison getting together, but Emily needs to stop being so weak when it comes to Alison.
  • So if someone is British, can we agree they automatically have some sort of tie to Wren? Is Dr. Collins related to Wren?
  • Hanna doesn’t know about Mary Drake, so her reaction to her was hilarious.
  • My questions after the episode: Who killed Charlotte? Who do the liars kill? Why the heck did Spencer show up in Hanna’s “dream”? It clearly has some meaning.

If you have any cool theories, leave them below in the comments!