Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday FAVE/NOTFAVE

Hello lovies!

  Sorry it's been so long! Going to school, working, cheer, AND blogging is a lot for this girl to keep up with. And yes I did say cheering, which will be another post in itself....stay tuned! For now I'm doing an all make up fave/not have, and I am really excited about my fave this week. It has become one of my "holy grail" make up products.

FAVE: My fave is Benefit's They're Real mascara. Y'all this stuff is the best! I could just go on and on about how good it works, it doesn't clump or smudge and the brush is just perfect. I really feel like the brush coats every lash while separating at the same time. For me a brush that separates is super important, I don't want my lashes to be close and clumped together (who does?). It is a tad pricey at $23 a tube, but mine has lasted a really long time and I feel like I've gotten my money's worth. I've people say that they feel like the tube should be bigger for they price, but I feel like I've gotten a lot of product out of that little tube. After I heard that I thought that I would probably run out soon, so I bought a second tube and I still haven't opened it yet. That was probably about two months ago that I bought that second tube!
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NOT FAVE: The fact that I really want to find a liquid foundation for night time and going out, but I just don't even know where to begin. I don't know why liquid foundations make me feel so overwhelmed but they really do. I use bare minerals loose powder and always have, so liquids are pretty foreign to me. I can't even decide if I want to go drugstore or high end, or both! But then at the same time all the higher end ones that I would try are really out of my budget at the moment. I also can't decide which drugstore one would be any good! It all just makes my head spin, I should probably just get one and be done with it. Do y'all have a fave liquid foundation? I obviously need suggestions.

Thanks for reading!
Love,
Christine

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Friday Fave/Not Fave

  Happy Sunday!

  As I am sure you are all aware Phillip Lim's 3.1 line for Target hit stores today, and I am loving the bags! I haven't really looked at the clothes that much, but I have studied the bags! I have been on a serious bag kick these past couple of months, I just can not get enough bags. I've been really liking super versatile satchels that I can wear as a cross body, clutch, or dress down and wear as my everyday purse. With that being said my FAVE: this week is Phillip Lim's mini satchel with in taupe. I am loving taupe for the fall, and this bag is just the most perfect little shape that I would be able to wear so many different ways. I have asked my mother for this bag as an early birthday present, and I can't wait to have it in my possession!! Hopefully the little old San Marcos Target won't sell out too quickly! (fingers crossed)
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NOT FAVE: My millers that my sweet boyfriend got me for our anniversary don't fit! I got a 7, but I'm going to send them back for a 6 1/2. I think I could probably make the 7 work, but I know I would always wish I'd gotten a smaller size. It's going to be annoying having to wait for them again, but it'll be worth it to have them fit the way I want them to. Fit is everything, right?

  I hope y'all had a fun and safe weekend! Thanks for reading, lovies!
Love,
Christine

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Ootd: Interview

Hello lovies,

  I hope y'all are had a wonderful Tuesday and a great start to your weeks! Today I wanted to share an outfit I wore for an interview a couple of days ago. I think that comfort is extremely important for an interview. You obviously want to look appropriate and professional, but if you're not comfortable and don't feel like yourself your interviewer will not get to see the real you! (Duh) So here is my take on a comfy yet appropriate interview outfit.
Dress: so old I don't remember where it's from, Shoes: Target (clearance), Jewlery: stella and dot, fossil, and my grandma's pearls (for good luck)

  Side note: I have been after these shoes all summer, and I do mean all summer! So when I was at Target and saw that they were finally on clearance I knew that I had to get them, and there was only one pair in my size left! It was like a sign from God. But then I went the next day with my roommates, and they had been marked down even more to $10!! Can you believe that?! To console myself I decided that if I'd waited my size would have been gone and I wouldn't have these shoes that I'd been dying over all summer long...

Thanks for reading
Love,
Christine

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Another late Friday Fave/Not Fave

A late TGIF!

  These Friday Fave/Not Faves seem to be turning into a Sunday thing instead of a Friday thing! (oops) But this week I do have a really good excuse...my boyfriend, Jake, came up from Corpus Christi to visit me, so we could celebrate our four year anniversary. Our anniversary was August 29th, but this was the first weekend he was able to come visit. I seriously can not even believe it has been four years already! It seems like just yesterday that I met him for the first time in our high school hallway, but at the same time it feels like I've known him my entire life. Even though we have had our fair share of hard times and rough patches it has been the best four years of my life and I can't wait to see where we'll be in the next four years! (hopefully done with the long distance thing!) 

  Enough with the mushy stuff, my FAVE: is my anniversary present from Jake! He got me the nude Tory Burch Miller sandals. I seriously love these shoes, they are so cute and so classy and I am so excited to finally be the owner of a pair!
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NOT FAVE: This week my not fave is the fact that I do not actually have my millers in my possession yet! First we went to the Tory Burch outlet here in San Marcos, and they were completely sold out of millers all together. You know, it's an outlet store, it happens, so we went to Nordstrom in Austin and they were sold out of any size I could fit into in nude and black! I had decided that I would get black if they had my size, but of course they didn't. So Jake had to order them for me through Nordstrom, which is a good thing because I will get them in a week and he didn't have to pay shipping. Apparently the Tory Burch website is sold out too, so who knows how long it would take if he'd ordered them from there. If any of y'all are in the market for some new millers good luck, because they are apparently very elusive! 

I hope y'all had a great weekend, and have as happy of a Monday as possible! 

Thanks for reading, lovies!
Love,
Christine

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Currently loving: fall edition

Hello again lovies,

  In honor of fashion week kicking off, I wanted to share with y'all some of my favorite looks and trends for the fall. So here they are:

Black and White:

I have been eyeing these Zara heels for a while now, and I think that they are perfect for fall. I'm thinking that we will be seeing a lot of black and white this fall.

Oxblood:
Is this not the most gorgeous color? I love anything and I mean anything in oxblood, and I think oxblood skinnies are my favorite. Last fall we saw the oxblood lip, but I'm predicting oxblood everything this fall!

Blazers:
Blazers are obviously very much a staple piece, but I feel like we're about to see them really making a statement and becoming the focus of the outfit. I love Kim's hot pink blazer, and it is definitely the focus of her outfit. 

Bold lips:
Bold lips have been a trend for a while now, and I have loved them almost the entire time. I think for fall we are going to see a more muted/demure bold lip. I am excited for this because I didn't really like the super bright colored lips this spring.

  So there you have it! Those are my predictions for the fall, and what I am most excited about seeing, purchasing, and wearing. What trends are you guys excited for this fall?

Thanks for reading
Love,
Christine
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A big fat beauty DON'T

Hello lovies!

  It's been a while, I know. It has just been so hard to find the time to blog with school starting back up and everything, but I'm finally getting a chance now! I wanted to share with y'all a little trick I tried that did not, I repeat, did not work!

  The trick was to add water to your "it's a 10" bottle when you start running out to make that last little bit last as long as possible. At $25 a bottle you really want to make sure you're able to use it all! Granted I use such a small amount at a time that my bottle has lasted almost two years and has been worth every penny. I could go on and on about how good this serum is, but we'll save that for another blog!


  So here's the issue, I have "it's a 10 miracle styling serum" which is what it says, a serum, and is very oily. I should have known from the beginning that adding water wouldn't work, but I was just way too gung-ho about trying to get every last drop of this stuff that I didn't think it through. So now I am left with this very odd oil and water mixture that squirts out mostly water every time I try to use it. I try to shake it up before I use it, but I still get mostly water because, duh, the water sinks. I think that maybe with a more cream based product this might actually work, but it most definitely does not work with the oil based products. I do have a sample of "healthy sexy hair soy renewal argan oil" that I'm excited to try out, and when I'm done I'll do a review and let you guys know if it's something I would actually purchase.


  There you have it, my biggest beauty don't right now. I'm sure I'll have another one soon, hopefully it won't be anything so dumb! But hopefully I can save at least one person from ruining their styling serum.

Thanks for reading!
Love,
Christine