Beauty Review | Essie


Finally I have a chance to sit down, relax, and babble about more things that I am loving. Some of you may know, if you saw my haul post, that I was on the hunt to buy a gray nail polish that had a nice balance of color for a few months before buying Power Clutch, and that A Cut Above was an impulsive buy that went perfectly with Power Clutch. It creates a great, light accent without overpowering the gray color. I also feel like the rose-colored glitter makes it perfectly spring appropriate.

Power Clutch – Used as Base Color


  • Nicely balanced so it looks gray on your nails and not blue or brown.
  • Doesn’t washout my skin tone.
  • Color applies nicely.


  • Tacky layer takes forever to go away butI also find this to be an minor issue with all of Essie’s Products.

A Cut Above – Clear coat with glitter; used as an accent.


  • Good balance between clear coat and glitter. I find only need to apply one coat for desired amount of glitter but is definitely buildable if you want a lot of glitter.


  • Same as Power Clutch with the tacky layer.



Overall I love the two colors both together and separate. Worth the waiting for them to dry. If I run out I would definitely consider rebuying and would recommend it to a friend. Makes me smile to wear it. I hope this post made you smile and…



Pastel Outfit Inspiration | Collaboration with AsAlwaysNicole

So awhile back Nicole and I decided that it would be cool to work together on a post for you guys. Her being the makeup genius and me being well obsessed with clothes… we decided that we wanted to put together Nicole’s makeup looks and my outfit inspirations to create a fun, pastel-themed collaboration.

So for my part I have put together 5 outfits that all center around pastel colors. The first one below is a t-shirt dress that is supposed to be tucked into the pastel green shorts. I added some textured with the glitter and and leather.
Flirty Tuck In
The next two are for the people who are still going through a colder spring out there. I paired long, t-shirt dresses with some warm sweaters for a really cute transitional outfit. When noon comes around and it starts to warm up, you can take off the sweater and just stuff it into your bag for later.
Little Bit of Sunny


Minty Rainy Day


For this next one I wanted to make a very breezy almost festival look. So I picked a vibrant coral dress and added some coverage with a light poncho that would still keep the movement of the dress. To add some form to the dress I picked out a nice belt to define your waist. Some breezy sandals and a statement purse makes the outfit look nice for casual occasion or a night out.
Breezy Coral


This is when I noticed that I was lacking an outfit that involved pants and put together a nude and mint palette with leather for texture. I fell in love with the necklace on site and decided to pair some rings together with it. I think it goes well with the collar of the jacket.
Mint Is Going Out


If you have followed me long enough you know that I love edgy, cute outfits. So when I became fed up with my cat attempting to step across my keyboard, I decided to create an sassy, cat-inspired outfit with this really cool pastel purple jacket. I absolutely adore the sunglasses.
A Beautiful Kitten Distraction


Now that you are done reading about the sets I have picked out, I highly recommend you go check out Nicole’s pastel makeup look and tutorial. This is her first tutorial and if you look around her blog you will see that she does amazing makeup swatching posts. She is also a huge into indie brands if you are curious about that.
Close up full face
I hope you really enjoyed and…

My First Haul!

Hello! I am back with a haul that I have been working on for you guys. This is my first time trying so please let me know whatcha think in the comments down below! On to the show… 

First off is Bare Minerals Up Close & Beautiful. I actually bought this for only $20 at Ulta for their 21 Days of Beauty promotion. It includes their Prime Time Foundation Prime, Originial Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15, Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 (I received Bisque in this box), Mineral Veil Finishing Powder, and two brushes  their Mini Full Brush and their Mini Concealer Brush.
Next is Anastasia’s Brow Whiz in Dark Brown. I’ve been tossing the idea of buying this for a few weeks now and am glad to get to try it.
Next is some Essie nail polish in the colors Power Clutch and A Cut Above. I’ve been wanting a really nice gray nail polish and I really liked Power Clutch. It’s not too dark but just right. A Cut Above was an impulsive buy that I really like so far.
I’ve heard a lot of blogger-hype about Benefit’s Roller Lash mascara so I gave in but I have really high expectations for this product so I’ll let you know if I really like it.
My friend Nicole suggested that I buy a purple stick so I went ahead and bought Maybelline’s Rebel Bloom lipstick in Lilac Flush. It a very vivid creamy lipstick that doesn’t dry out your lips and I completely forgot it was on after awhile.
I have been wanting Amazing Grace’s whipped body creme forever it seems. It’s perfect that I was able to get it before summer, because the smell really reminds me of sun lotion and the beach. Worth every penny. *To be clear, it doesn’t smell like cheap, annoying-smelling sun lotion.
Last but not least I bought the Stila Soul palette. I have been wanting this ever since I discovered it off of my favorite blogger a while back. It is very rosy with a few great neutrals and it comes with 5 matte colors and 7 shimmer colors. As if I wasn’t complete obsessed with rosy tones, it comes in this tasteful gold and rose gold packaging that is great for just sticking in your purse on the go. If you can’t tell already, this is my favorite product from this whole haul. I mean come on it even comes with an inspiring quote…
 “Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.” – Saint Augustine
 And with that I am in love. I’m such a sucker for words. I really hoped you enjoy my haul, and please comment down below tell me what is your favorite and if you would like me to do another. If you like for me to do something else that is totally fine.

Spring is Here!

Soon the warmer weather will be rolling in and the days will become longer! The internet will flood with pictures of cute baby animals of all kinds, and talk about spring break is sure to come. Rain season will start shortly afterwards followed by the flowers of course! This is the time of year for New Beginnings for many people as everything slowly comes back to life.
I decided to pull together spring appropriate ideas for activities, makeup, and outfits to help you make the most of your spring this year. Somethings you have to plan in advance, but other things you can go ahead and just wing it!
Spring Acitivities
Spring has come around and it’s finally warming up. You are itching to finally get out of the house. So what are you going to do? Here are my suggestions…
1. Grab a friend, jump in the car, and roll the windows down on your way to pick up milkshakes (or ice cream, that works too)! And sit outside, enjoy the sun, and some sweetness!
2. Go strawberry picking! Fresh strawberries for considerably cheaper than what you can find at the store. Strawberries are my all time favorite fruit so I try to go every year!
3. Start a garden! Mini-window sill gardens are easy to care for and add color to a bare window. They also freshen up the air and if you are lucky they can produce a yummy treat!
4. Attend a festival! All kinds of festivals will soon be popping up from music festivals, to food, movie, or even flower festivals! I can’t wait to go to my local tulip festival coming up soon!
5. When it really starts to warm up, you could even go hiking! If you love the natural beauty of the mountains, I recommend that you go just as the green starts to come back. It can be surreal to walk about as all the trees are just waking up from their winter naps.
6. If you are a nature lover, but don’t want to go to the mountains to see some beauty, you could go see the cherry blossoms bloom in DC.
7. Take a nap when it rains. I love to take naps when it rains. It just soo smoothing and relaxing!
8. Don’t forget to make wishes with the wild flowers!
Spring Makeup
For those of you who are looking into reviving your makeup and adding some color this spring… You could add a bright, floral color lipstick or a vibrant purple eye shadow. If you are really wanting to try something new, you could try colored mascara! I keep hearing about NYX colored mascara non-stop.
As for classics, you could go for a light pink almost nude lip and use sun-kissed bronzer or a nice rosy cheek.
Transitioning to Spring Clothes
As much as I love winter clothes I can’t help but want to finally shed the coat and those heavy snow boots once spring starts. For basics I love rompers, jumpers, and jumpsuits for spring. If you can find one with simple and uncomplicated straps, they are amazing and easy to wear even into late summer. Then for shoes, you could pair nude heels with light pinks and mints, or you could pair a knee high boot with your shorts for those days when it’s still a bit too chilly to go out completely bare legged. If you are like me and tend to have a go-to set of shoes around the house for errands, you can pick a breezy pair of toms or a nice set of flip flops.
Winter Transition to Spring
If your spring tends to be a bit colder, you could start the transition by layering sweaters over your dresses until it’s warmer. I usually carry a backpack around to stuff my sweater in when it really warms up,  and take it back out later when it becomes colder again.
For accessories I usually carry a backpack for festivals or long walking trips and a pair of sunglasses. I’m a huge fan of bug eyed sunglasses. It just kinda blows my mind how they seem to completely change the dimensions of my face. Cute, petite necklaces are also a nice addition too.
I really hope this helped to give you some ideas for your spring! I hope that you can make the best of it and…

ColourPop Day! MOTD

Love her makeup! 💞

As Always Nicole

ColourPop Day! MOTDColour Pop Day Eyeshadow


  • Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer
  • Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Black
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in…
  • Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara
  • ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in I Heart This: Crease
  • ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Envy: Lid
  • Lorac Pro Palette in Taupe and Cream: Taupe for transition and Cream for highlight and inner corners


  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Honey
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette: I used Banana to set my concealer and Fawn to Contour.
  • NARS Total Domination Palette: I used Laguna Bronzer and Deep Throat Blush.
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette: I used Incandescent Light to highlight my face and Radiant light to set my makeup.


  • Bite Beauty Line and Define Lip Primer: Use it before putting on any makeup to give it time to set.
  • Lip Pencil in Grind
  • Lippie Stix in Flawless

Thanks for reading!

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Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm Review


So I bought this out of desperation last month at the store when I was sick and am actually glad I bought this. I would give it a 7/10 overall.


  • Keeps lips moisturized
  • You get that silky feeling
  • Clear; No pigment option. (If you are like me and strongly dislike the original pigmented baby lips.
  • Don’t need much. One or two swipes should be enough.
  • Has a nice fruity smell


  • Maybelline’s Website states that it lasts for a full 8 hours… I say it lasts about four without eating or drinking anything.

Overall I am still using it and like it a lot. I’m using it over my EOS lip balm now but I don’t know if I would buy it again. I might just switch back to EOS until that runs out. 7/10.