July Favorites

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I’m currently loving my new products for my July Favorites post, and I’m going to be sharing some of the beauty essentials that I’m using right now. Also, the lace romper I’m wearing in the photo above is by Romeo + Juliet Couture, and it was $22.00.

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I’m going to be doing a lipstick review sometime soon, but if I had to recommend a lipstick right now it would be the NYX butter lipsticks. For my skin tone, I’m drawn to more darker berry colors, and this one was a nice dark cherry color. It is called moonlit night and was $5.99 at Target.FullSizeRender (3)

I really love Wet n Wild products because they’re decently priced and very good quality. I’ve gotten two of their palettes and first of all, I love that they’re labeled. I also love the colors I got because they’re great for during the day too. My only complaint is that the brushes are a bit too small, but I also have my own brushes that I use. The small palette was $1.99  and the bigger palette was $5.99 at Rite Aid.FullSizeRender (7)

I’ve been looking for quality eyeshadow brushes because I’ve been really into experimenting with different shades lately. So I found these brushes at Marshalls by a brand called Polish’d and the quality is perfect for blending because the brush is thick enough for the lid and crease. Again, the labeling is great for beginners too. These were $3.99, and I’ve been looking for more online but can’t find it.FullSizeRender (6)

This Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara from Sephora is really great and was $12. It’s a nice combination of volume  and thickness without being too clumpy. The pencil is from elf, which I really like because it has a great black liner, but it also has a smokey shadow, which I apply to my lower lid. It was only $3.00,and elf is another brand that’s cheap but still quality.
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I put this in my June Favorites, but at the time, I just really liked the smell. But after using it for a while now, I love how long-lasting this body cream is. When it comes to beauty products, I’m all for cheap inexpensive products, but this $7.00 cream is worth it.FullSizeRender (1)

I usually use dry shampoo by other brands, but this is one that I just wanted to try out. Now, I really love this brand because the smell in ten times better than most dry shampoos and my hair just feels cleaner when I use this product. It was $1.99 for a travel size bottle from Walmart.FullSizeRender (10)

For heat protectant spray, I usually use Tresemme, and it’s a great product, but this heat protecting spray leaves my hair feeling more shiny, and surprisingly more light. FullSizeRender (9)

When it comes to makeup bags, I go through them so quickly because my brushes get messy and my powders get all over the inside of the bag, These Ashley Mary makeup bags are perfect because I can store my brushes in one zipper, and my makeup in another zipper. After having this makeup bag for a few weeks, I’m way more organized and don’t spend time trying to find everything when I go to do my makeup. This was on sale at Target for $5.99 and it comes in so many beautiful patterns and prints.

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National Lipstick Day

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It’s National Lipstick Day, and I got these lipsticks today at Rite Aid for 99 cents each. They’re from wet n wild, one of my favorite makeup brands, and the shades are from left to right: Blind Date, Cherry Frost and Black Orchid. I’m excited to try these colors out. Hope you liked this quick post.

Easy Banana & Peanut Butter Smoothie

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Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of 2 percent milk
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • almond essence

This was a super easy recipe, where you can throw in a sliced banana, some peanut butter, milk and ice and then just blend it all up. I also added a couple of drops of almond essence for a more nutty flavor. It’s great right before a workout or to jump-start your day.

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I hope you liked this quick post. I like doing these little food posts because they’re so easy to make. 🙂

Style Icon: Taryn Manning

Here’s a picture of Taryn Manning’s look from the Paleylive LA: An Evening With ‘Orange Is The New Black’ event yesterday. I loved her ring by Zoe Chicco. I liked that her piece was classic and tailored, but it still has an edgy vibe to it.

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Taryn Manning wore a Zoe Chicco jewelry piece: a 14K Black Pave Open Chevron Ring. The ring can be purchased directly on their site:www.zoechicco.com

Spring/Summer College Outfits

I was very busy in college with classes and finals, so I barely had time to share my outfits from school. Here is a compilation of some of my favorite looks from the school year that I managed to find on my phone.

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Forever 21 Romper: $12.99: I loved this romper because it was super comfortable to wear out, and then it was really cute during the day to wear with a cardigan and converse sneakers.
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Rue 21 Sweatshirt: $5.00 Forever 21 Leggings: $3.99: I loved how casual this look was. The sweatshirt was perfect for class and it looks a little bit more put together with leggings and converse.
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Black Knitted Crop Top: $8.99: I loved this crop top  because of the high neckline and the fit. It pairs well with high-waisted jeans because it isn’t too cropped to the point that my stomach was too exposed.
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Lizard Printed Blouse from H&M: $12.99 Black Trouser Leggings from H&M: $9.99: This was one of my favorite buys from the spring. The reptile printed blouse is fun and quirky. The pastel and neutral colors also gave the look a more spring vibe.
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Here’s the full outfit.
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Forever 21 Blue Dress:$12.99 Khaki Jacket by Love Tree: $19.99 Forever 21 Necklace: $8.99:  The khaki jacket is great because it pairs well with dresses and skirts. The dress is also cute enough to wear both formally and casually.
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Studded Collared Blouse by Mine: $14.99: For a more professional occasion, I wore my hair in a high ponytail to showcase the studding on this blouse.
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H&M Cardigan: $11.99 Forever 21 Necklace: $3.99: For a more preppy look, I wore this beige cardigan with white piping on the neckline and down the buttons.
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Rue 21 Pink Tank Top: $5.00: This was just a light airy top that I found in the clearance rack of Rue 21.