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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Cute Back to School Supplies for High School and College

 The Ultimate Shopping List for Cute Back to School Essentials

I'm such a big fan of back to school shopping! When I was younger I used to get all the cute  back to school supplies such as notebooks, planners, pens, pencils, etc! Even now I'm still searching the internet for cute and girly office essentials! So whether you are going to school, college, or just want to find some cool new work supplies for your office, I got ya covered!

Backpack essentials for back to school

Favorite Places to Shop for Fun and Unique Back to School Supplies

school supplies list for highschool and college
Yes thats my big ol' legs haha! 
Ban.do
Ban.do has so many cute notebooks, planners, pens, pencils, thermals, and so much more you can't keep track of them all!
Everyone who loves office supplies know that this is the best place to shop for back to school!
Etsy has such an amazing array of unique items handmade by amazing creatives!

 Cute Back to School Essentials

 I found some really cute backpacks, notebooks, planners, stationary, thermals, and so much more I'll be adding to my wish-list! Maybe you'll find some lovely things to add to your wish-list too!

back to school essentials for kids and teen girls

Back Packs for every type of Girl!

  Omg these back packs are too cute! Where was this when I was going back to school!!!
 


Cute Notebooks For School or Office!

 Anyone that knows me knows I'm a notebook fanatic! You can use these for note-taking or writing down fun ideas like I do!


 Perfect Accessories!

You can't have the perfect planner or notebook without some stickers, pens, pencils, paperclips and more!



On the Go Tumblers

Now Tumblers are a must for all my groggy college students! Take these tumblers on the go and boost your happy levels by 100%!


 

 Tech Necessities

Recharge with good music and keep charged with phone chargers! I'm in love with these portable chargers and earphones! I added some phone cases because....why not! These are too cute not to pass up!



 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Affordable Back to School Makeup Essentials

Back to School Beauty Essentials


When it comes to back to school makeup essentials you simply don't have the time to put on a butt-load of makeup! Contouring can wait...or maybe not! However you like your makeup, it's probably a good idea to figure out a way to save time in the morning while still looking fierce! You can go for a no makeup, makeup look  or you can liven things up a bit as I'll show you in the following makeup look! So whether it's your first day back to school or college or you are just looking for a new look I got some awesome treats for you as well as a mini giveaway brought to you by Essence

The Most Affordable Makeup Products for Girls on a Budgett!


I teamed up with an affordable makeup brand called Essence to help give you some budget friendly makeup products that you will surely love! Essence products range from 1.99 to 9.99 and can be found at any of your local Target! I'll be sharing my top picks and How I used them!

Back to School Beauty Essentials

Eyeshadow palette
Eyebrows

Eyeliner
Mascara
Lipstick or Lipgloss
Blush
Essence Blush up

Bonus Essential for the girls that Slay!
Contour and Highlight


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Ok now that you have all of your essentials it's time to put them to good use! 

How to Make your Eyes Bright with Makeup!


Transition Color and lower waterline: Try this Essence Eyeshadow in Triple Choc 16  use a light hand and build into the crease

Lid Color: I chose Team Bright in the How to Make Bright Eyes Makeup box if you are lighter go for either vanilla eyes or natural beauty in the palette.

Outer Corner and crease color: I picked this gorgeous coral in the palette called eyes bright open

Inner Corner and browbone: I used vanilla eyes because it's not too sparkly but highly pigmented!
Water line: Use a nude eyeliner that compliments your skin tone to open eyes up bright!


Eyeliner: I used a brown eyeliner instead of black for a low intensity look! Check out Essence Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Hot Chocolate. Also check out my 25 Genius Eyeliner Tips and Tricks for Beginners!

Lips: I used 2 products from Essence. First I used Essence Sheer and Shine Lipstick in 03 BFF and the Liquid Lipstick in Beauty Secret. These two are the perfect combination on my lips and my skintone! It's the perfect mauve-y pink color and I think these two would look great on all skin tones!


Blush: I used the Blush up powder blush in Pinky Flow and its soooo gorgeous! It's the prettiest ombre blush I've seen in the drugstore! You can use the lightest, the middle, the darkest, or just mix them all together!

Tip: To reduce eyeshadow fall out, tap the excess off the eyeshadow brush before applying! The good thing about this palette is that there was little fall out to worry about!



Instagram Giveaway Time!!!

Go to my instagram and tag a friend, tag @essencemakeup, and #essenceattarget! You'll win 


‼️GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!!🙇 • I teamed up with @essencemakeup to help get you back to school ready....well beauty wise!!! I've personally enjoyed the essence line and will be doing a bunch of cool looks in the following days with my #essenceattarget haul on Instagram and on my blog (link in description)💅 This is only for the beauties in the US!🇺🇸 • WHAT YOU'LL GET:😍 I'll be giving away a goodie bag filled with lots of essence makeup that you will absolutely love and a $5 gift card to target to get more products! The products are so affordable you'll be able to get so much with just a little money! Yaaaas Your college budget will thank you😘!!! • 🗣GIVEAWAY RULES👀 In the comments below: 1.Tag a friend 👯 2.Use the hashtag #essenceattarget 💁 3.Tag @essence_cosmetics 🙋 ‼️The giveaway will end in 1 week on August 23!!! . . . . . . . . . . #ad #bbloggers #beauty #makeup #makeuplover #giveaway #makeupaddict #bloggers #beautyblogger #blog #essencebeauty #makeuptutorial #makeuphaul #haul
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What You'll Win!!!!
 You'll Win a Goody bag filled with Essence Products...Hint it's perfect for a Date Night, Girls Night Out, or if you just want to be fancy!!! You'll also win a $5 Dollar Target Gift Card! This giveaway is US only. Come by and show this giveaway some love! You can give it away to a new college student in your life or have an extra stash for yourself! The Giveaway ends August 23!!!!


Sunday, August 14, 2016

25 Genius Eyeliner Tips and Tricks for Beginners!

How to Create the Perfect Eyeliner Makeup Look!


I love eyeliner its such a fun way to add a little extra to your makeup look! Winged eyeliner looks should be a staple in every girls beauty routine. You can wear it for day or switch it up for a dramatic look by night. It opens up the eyes in many different ways! I'll be sharing with you 25 genius eyeliner tips and tricks I've learned in my 25 years of living that has helped me to always get the perfect cat eye! First, you need to know there are 3 types of eyeliners: Gel, Liquid, and Pencil. Second, you need to know that not all eyeliner looks are created equally! If you would like a second part to this post let me know and I'll make 25 more eyeliner hacks you need to know!!!

eyeliner hacks for the perfect cat eye

1. Don't squint when doing eyeliner instead hold a mirror downward and look into it
eyeliner tips and tricks for the perfect winged eye

2. Less is more start with less amount of product first.
 
3. Apply a piece of clear tape on the outer edge to create a sharp wing tip
Eyeliner makeup look

 
4. Use a dampened eyeliner brush to intensify powder products
 
5. Use a concealer and a precision brush to clean up any mistakes
eyeliner trick using concealer to clean up eyeliner mistakes
 
6. Color Eyeliners give off different effects
Tips for different colored eyeliners
 
7. Plant your elbows on a flat surface to reduce shaky hand syndrome
 
8. For a beginner Begin with Dots or dashes and connect with a line
dash technique for the perfect winged eye
 
9. Don't pull the skin on the side of your face if thing get mess just use a Q-tip to clean up
 
10. If things get messy try petroleum jelly to clean up with a Q-tip
Eyeliner hack use petroleum jelly to clean up eyeliner mistakes

11. Or use lip gloss to clean it up!
 
12. If the eyeliner isn't perfect smudge it subtly for a soft cat eye effect
Linda Hallbert makeup tutorial
 
13. If a cat eye is too intense try tight lining your upper and bottom water line instead
How to tightline your waterline for beginners
 
 
14. Set eyeliner from running with black eyeshadow
Linda Hallberg beauty guru eyeliner makeup look
 
15. Once you get the perfect cat eye reduce smudge to crease with translucent powder 
 
16. Make eyeshadow more pigmented with a jumbo white eyeliner pencil across the lid
 
17. Line your eyes first with a pencil eyeliner and then go in with a liquid eyeliner
 
18. Create a custom eyeliner with a wet angle brush and eyeshadow of choice
 
19. If you have monolids create the perfect line by drawing a thick arch and then wing it out
monolid eyeliner tips and tricks for asian women
 
20. Use a white or nude eyeliner to highlight the brow bone
 
21. Make your own gel eyeliner by using a lighter and holding it for a few seconds
use lighter hack to turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel eyeliner
 
22. Create an ombre effect by fading a lighter color into a darker color
ombre eyeliner makeup tutorial

Source
 
23. Use a spoon to create the perfect cat eye
Spoon eyeliner technique for the perfect cat eye
 
24. To prevent your eyeliner from crumbling, freeze it for a 10 minutes before applying
eyeliner tips and tricks for beginners

25. Fix smudges with a nude color or flesh color eyeliner


Shop The Best Eyeliners!


 
Have you tried any of these?
Got any eyeliner hacks to share?

Check out my last blog post!
20 Fresh Ways to Wear Denim Skirts

Check out More Eyeliner Makeup Looks!
Matte Brown Makeup Tutorial
Glam Makeup Look
Everyday Makeup Look
10 Beauty Tips and Tricks for Girls with Glasses
Cat Eye with Red Lipstick Glam Makeup Look





Friday, August 12, 2016

20 Fresh Ways to Wear a Denim Skirt

How to Style Denim Skirt


Denim Skirts have been around ever since the 70's and thank goodness denim skirts are making a comeback! There are so many cute and easy ways to wear a denim skirt especially for a girls going back to school or college! They are are comfortable yet still casual. Denim Skirts should be in every girl's wardrobe however the style is always changing! Here are some fun ways to wear A-lines, button downs, zip ups, distressed, and midi skirts! I also share with you how I style my denim skirts!

Tips on how to wear a denim skirt like a fashion blogger


Tip #1: Keep it simple
Let the skirt steal the spotlight! Choose buttons or plain tees for a classic look! Its an easy throw and go outfit that you can pair dressed up with heels or super casual with sneakers! Never in a million years did I think skirts with shoes would be as chic as they are now! Try classic white trainers, converses, or the Original Adidas to make you totally look like a Fashion Blogger! Add a leather jacket for a cool vibe!






Tip #2: Don't be afraid of Form Fitting Denim
To make a denim skirt more work appropriate go for denim pencil skirts. A classic white button down with nude heels will make you look work chic! If you feel like you are missing something add simple accessories like a dainty necklace or watch.


Tip #3: Midi denim Skirts are a must!
This is such a retro look but it looks great on anyone! Go for a form fitting top like a crop top or bodysuit. Add a bandana wrapped around your neck for an even more 70's feel! Midi skirts are no longer frumpy but hip and on point with the right outfit pieces.



Tip #4: Denim on Denim...Yes please!
Denim on Denim is so in and you need to try it! You can easily just add a jean jacket over a crop top. You can also step it up with a light blue chambray button down shirt paired with a dark denim skirt for an effortless look that is so on trend!


Tip #5: Transition to Fall
The fun thing about denim is you can really wear it all year round with the right accessories! Fall time equals chill nights add a oversized sweater and ankle boots for an effortless style.


Bonus Tip: If you aren't into blue denim try black, white, even patchwork denim!
3 different ways to wear denim skirts


15 Outfit Pieces to Make a Denim Skirt Stand out!

1.White button Down
2.Chambray Shirt
3.Plain Tees and graphic tees
4.Striped Tops
5.Crop tops
6.Off the Shoulder Tops
7.Bodysuits
8.Jean Jackets
9.Leather Jacket
10.Sweaters
11. Dainty Jewelry
12. Bandanas and chokers
13. White Shoes
14. Nude Heels
15. Ankle Boots

15 Style Ideas to Make You Want to Wear a Denim Skirt!


Cropped tops are always in!

Off the shoulder shirts look great  with denim and why not fray your skirts!

Loose fitting button downs give denim a casual easy style. Add dainty necklaces for a minimalistic look.

Play up your denim on denim with a fun denim jacket with patches! This is an easy DIY project for back to school!

For an easy throw on and go outfit try a graphic tee.

Midi skirts are gorgeous with striped tees and camel accessories!

Bell sleeves give denim skirts a boho vibe.

Tuck in a oversized sweater for those cozy fall days.

Mix up your denim with patchwork denim. Add a easy breezy look with sneakers and a loose top.

Get quirky with a printed top.

Striped tops and sneakers give this front buttoned denim skirt a classic preppy style!

You can never go wrong with a v-neck white tee. 

Get work appropriate with fitted denim pieces!

Add a duster coat, knitted hat, and boots to warm up for the winter.

Have fun with your denim. Mix it up with distressed denim skirts, bright tops, and statement jewelry!


Shop Denim Favorites!


Which is your favorite outfit?
 How would you rock a denim skirt?

Monday, August 8, 2016

A Girl's Guide to Starting Over without Regrets!

Starting Fresh After a Big Life Decision

Feeling lonely or lost?
 Did you just end a relationship?
 Going to a new school/ college?
 Moving to a new town?
 
Starting over can be quite scary but it can also be a very exciting time. When I was in school I always was excited about going back to school because it was a time to start over, begin again. Starting over doesn't have to be a terrible or frightful experience. You can make it a better experience where you can learn and grow. Here are some tips to starting fresh in whatever situation you are in currently.

"Remember starting over is a new beginning."
This mindset is helpful because it keeps you from being too hard on yourself.

Went through a breakup? 

 
Tip 1: Get rid of anything that is a reminder of  those memories. Sometimes purging helps to alleviate the heartbreak.
Tip 2: Forgive the one that hurt you. I know that can be hard but forgiveness is not helping that person but its helping you.
Tip 3: Write a letter to yourself forgiving that person. Afterwards, burn that letter as a symbol of releasing the anger that you felt. This can also be said for tearing the paper up in tiny pieces or deleting it from your computer.
Tip 4: Allow time to get over a heartbreak. This is not the time to go after someone else. This period is for recuperating. Always remember...IT GETS BETTER!


Feeling lonely or lost?

 
Tip 1: Meet someone new. Go out there and meet people. It can be scary but meeting people will help change your perspective about life.
Tip 2: Accept defeat. Sometimes the battle isn't meant to be won, sometimes its meant to help you grow. You can't have a new victory until you close your current battle.
Tip 3: Talk to someone. Whether it's a close friend or a psychiatrist talking helps relieve all the built up tension you have going on in your head.
Tip 4: Make a plan and stick to it. Set small and long term goals for yourself and this new plan you are embarking on. Creating a plan will ease the feeling of being loss or lonely

Starting fresh in a new town?

 
 
Tip 1: Join a club. Clubs can be a fun way of meeting new people. You never know who your next friend may be.
Tip 2: Say yes to work outings. Getting in good with co-workers will establish a playing ground for great connections.
Tip 3: Find time to explore your new town or city. Its a great way to find a local hotspot!
Tip 4: Let yourself be happy. Don't worry about feeling lonely from time to time. If you get yourself out and about, new opportunities, adventures, and people will come!

Going to a New school/college?

 
Tip 1: Brighten up your wardrobe. Changing your clothes is like the changing of the seasons. When you are feeling cold or darkness is surrounding you remember spring (signifies happiness or peace) is just around the corner.
Tip 2: Be willing to talk. Not everyone will talk to you first that's when you have to be bold and speak first!
Tip 3: Try a new hair do. Cut you hair or dye your hair to a funky color. Even adding fun accessories to your hair like a flower crown or barrette can brighten your mood. The little things can make a difference and it also can bring confidence your way.
Tip 4: Try a new look. Be daring, Be bold. Change up your makeup or your style. The best tip that will help anyone is to just SMILE. Its the best accessory to any outfit!
 

"Starting over is about giving yourself a chance at real happiness."

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