Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tuesday Tunes #3

Here is a great little tune I discovered on the Breaking Dawn: Part 2 Soundtrack. It's so catchy and I love that Ellie Goulding is mixing her sound with Skrillex. Enjoy!

Monday, November 19, 2012

My Week in Photos No. 7

Playing Harry Potter Clue with my co-workers // Breaking Dawn Part 2 at 10:50 on the 15th. Lucky Me! // Christmas at the Mall // Saying goodbye to Hostess :( // Finally bought the final soundtrack. It's amazeballs! // My first try at Pumpkin Fizz. It was pretty delicious!

I had a pretty great week this week. Went to a co-workers house for Taco Tuesday and some wii games, got to see Breaking Dawn: Part 2 even thought I wasn't sure I was going to be able to (IT WAS INCREDIBLE), went shopping with co-workers, and I got to go home this weekend! Oh and I got to play in the parks! Yippee! I hope everyone had a great week, as well and that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday if you're from America!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Twilight Mini Series // Bella Swan

Hello to my lovely reader(s)! Today I have for you the third look in my Twilight Mini Series: Bella Swan! This extremely nude and natural look is great for everyday and it's really easy to achieve! 

In the books, Bella is described to have an, "ehh I don't really care" attitude when it comes to makeup and fashion. She's been know to go to school with literally just brushing her hair; so it makes sense that, for her portrayal in the movie, her makeup would be as natural and minimal as possible. 
Products Used: 
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Urban Decay Naked Palette: Naked, Buck
- NYX Eyeliner Pencil: Brown
- Maybelline One-By-One Volume Express Mascara in Waterproof
- Elf Contouring Blush & Bronzer: Blushed and Bronzed
- Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm

I hope you all enjoyed this look and stay tuned for more!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

My Week in Photos No. 6

Out to brunch with the roomie! // An AMAZING sweater that was featured in the October issue of Glamour Magazine // More house progress. I'm obsessed! // Election day! // Random day where I literally did nothing to my hair and it looked awesome!

The Re-Launch of Influenster.com!

I just want to take a minute to talk about this really amazing website called Influenster. Through Influenster you can sign up for account that lets you access surveys and quizzes that unlock badges based on your lifestyle. With these badges, you get qualified to receive free VoxBoxes. What is a VoxBox, you ask? A VoxBox is a physical box filled with sample or full-size products that companies send to Influenster for you to test; for FREE! All you have to do it write honest reviews for the products!

Recently, Influenster went through a much-needed update on their website and I think it looks fabulous! Before, the website was really out-dated and it didn't really do that much. Now I looks new and clean and it does so much more than before! There are still a few kinks and glitches here-and-there with the layout and such but, overall, I think the website is fantastic!

Influenster is a really great company and I think you should check them out! They have badges for everyone! If you want to see my profile, you can check it out here. They come out with VoxBoxes every few months, or so, so sign up now to get your VoxBox!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Twilight Mini Series // Alice Cullen

Image from Twilight Wiki
 Today we have my second look in the Twilight Mini series! This look is in honor of the adorable Alice Cullen. Alice caused me a bit of distress because I had no idea how to portray her! But in the end, I decided to do a fashion-forward smoky eye for the fashionista that Alice really is.

I've created a dramatic and beautiful smoky eye that is loosely based on the makeup look that Ashley Greene wears while portraying Alice in the third Twilight film, Eclipse.  I've used various matte brown shades and a few shimmery neutral taupe colors to create this look.

This look because it screams glamour while still not being too over the top. This is why I love this eye makeup so much!

If you wanted to do this look as an actual Halloween costume, feel free to achieve her ashen pale skin by mixing foundation in a shade or two lighter than yours along with some white face paint. Your skin will lighten while still looking natural!

Products Used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Urban Decay NAKED Palette: Sin, Sidecar, Naked
Coastal Scents 88 Color Eyeshadow Palette
- NYX Slim Eye Pencil - Brown
L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner: Black Mica

Make sure to subscribe to my channel on YouTube for updates on when I upload new looks in the series! I hope you all enjoyed this look!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Twilight Mini Series // Rosalie Hale

Hey everyone! I don't know if anyone is as excited as I am for the final installment of the Twilight Saga to premiere in less than two weeks. TWO WEEKS! It's been a very short 4 years since the first Twilight film was released and I can't believe it's almost over. So many memories have come from going to midnight premieres with my friends. I can't say I love Twilight as much as I love Harry Potter (because I don't), but I am still really excited!

Photo from FanPop.com
In honor of the final film, I've decided to do a series of makeup tutorials that are inspired by the films and the characters in the books. The first I introduce to you today: Rosalie Hale! In the books, Rosalie is described as "the most beautiful person in the world," as she is astoundingly gorgeous, even for a vampire. What a tall order that Nikki Reed had to live up to! 

With this description, many people decide to portray Rosalie as the classic pin-up girl with the typical winged liner and bright red lip. I thought this was pretty cliche and I wanted to do something different. I decided to try and recreate a look that she wore in the third film of the saga, Eclipse. This look is a muted purple smoky eye with a natural lip color that I absolutely adored! 

If you want to see how I achieve this look, make sure to watch my video! 

Disclaimer: I'm not actually wearing contacts in these photos nor do I actually think I'm a vampire. I just thought it would be fun to have "Cullen Eyes."

Products Used: 
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Urban Decay NAKED Palette: Naked, Buck, Sin, and Virgin
- Coastal Scents 88 Color Eyeshadow Palette
- Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil: Rockstar

I plan to post a new video from this series every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until the day the film premieres; the 16th. Make sure to subscribe for updates on when I upload more videos from this series! I hope everyone enjoys this look! 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

My Week in Photos No. 5

My Sunday night. Yay for studying! // This has literally been our weather the entire week. It's wonderful! // Just proclaiming my love for this feel-good song! // UCF wishes you a Happy Halloween! // Got to drive home on Tuesday to vote! // Joking with people from school. "So glad to be home. (jk. That's not my house.)" Haha! // Advertising my latest YouTube tutorial. 

This has been a pretty good week! It's been pretty chill and I had to much fun at work! Worked until 1AM one day so we took a trip to IHOP for "breakfast". Ha! I was able to get ahead of this a start filming videos for a series I'm starting tomorrow! Get excited! I hope everyone had a great week, too!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Changing Leaves // A Makeup Tutorial

Happy November, everyone! So today I have another makeup tutorial for you! I've been watching a lot of videos on YouTube where the guru's rave about the Maybelline Eye Studio Silk Eyeshadow Palettes. I stopped at Target today and I just had to pick one up for myself. I picked it up in the colors "Green With Envy" and I thought I would do a tutorial for you!

Products Used:
- Maybelline Eye Studio Silk Eye Shadow Palette - Green with Envy
- L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner - Black Mica
- Maybelline Mega Plush Volume Express Waterproof Mascara
- Maybelline One by One Volume Express Waterproof Mascara
- Avon True Color Blush - Rose Lustre
- Sheer Cover Lip-to-Lid Highlighter
- Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick - Sultry
- NYC Liquid Lipshine - Nude York City

I hope you enjoy this look! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday Tunes #2

I heard this little diddy for the first time on my way to work last week. Enjoy!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Magic Knights

This passed Friday XΩ hosted a Father/Daughter event at an Orlando Magic pre-season game. We had so much fun hanging out with all of the dads and watching the Magic play a great game. My dad picked me up at the dorm where we had a quick dinner while I finished getting ready. We drove downtown and met up with all of the girls and their dad's outside the Amway Arena. Hurricane Sandy was passing us in the Atlantic so, of course, the winds were really strong that day. Pictures were still taken, but the majority of us had wind blown hair. Ha! 

We headed inside and sat all together in pretty good seats. We weren't on the floor but it wasn't the nose-bleed seats either. My dad and I decided to take advantage of the $10 concession counter and got some classic popcorn and Dr. Pepper in a souvenir cup. Of course everything was ridiculously overpriced; $14.50 for a chicken sandwich! A CHICKEN SANDWICH! It was a good thing we had already eaten. 

After the game, we were able to head down to the court and take pictures as a group. It was a great experience! I'm so glad my dad was able to make it and that he enjoyed himself! 

We all wanted to match so we could represent the sorority and out team so we all showed up wearing shades of blue, white, and black. I was wearing a top from a boutique in Rouen, France, a denim jacket from Target, "Artist" jeans from American Eagle, and nude flats from Urban Outfitters.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

My Week in Photos No. 4

Cream Cheese Pastelitos and Hazelnut Coffee // My Big and I at the Trick or Treat on Greek Street Event. Our tent was Spongebob themed! // 68 degree weather at 10 in the morning. This is how our weather has been the passed week. Glorious! // Getting ready for our "letter P" themed social. // My wallflower than ran out. Sad day. // Little kids looking for buried treasure. // BUBBLES. 

There was so much Chi Omega stuff going on this week and I had a wonderful time! Now off to go study for a test! I hope everyone had a great week!

Friday, October 26, 2012

XΩ "Letter P" Social with ΣΠ!

From Mr. Peanut and Priests to Preschoolers and Pledges, there were so many creative costumes Chi Omega's "Letter P" social with Sigma Pi last night! I wanted to take advantage of my Pink Ladies Jacket I got when I was performing in Grease so I decided to go as a Pink Lady! I went with full 50s style hair and makeup with bouncy curls, that of course went droopy as soon as I stepped off of the bus, and a bright red lip.This was my first "clubbing" experience so everything was new to me. We weren't able to rent out the club completely so there were other people there that weren't apart of our sorority or their fraternity. It kind of made things a bit awkward, at first, but it got better toward the end of the night!

I'm off to a Father/Daughter Magic game tonight! I hope it'll be a lot of fun so look forward to a post on that soon!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday Tunes #1

So I missed Music Mondays, but luckily we have today for Tuesday Tunes!

This song is by a YouTube sensation; she filmed herself singing on YouTube and now she has a song on the soundtrack to The Hunger Games and this song I'm posting is her first single. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

My Week in Photos No. 3

Some fabulous new shoes I bought from ShoeDazzle.com // My first experience at Knights Give Back, a day of volunteering with the school //  The final product of some dolls we were making for girls from Africa and girls of Orlando // How I spend my Saturday nights // Some wonderful tea I made for myself while I watched Halloweentown

Not a very busy week this week so there wasn't very much to capture. It's been a long week though; especially after some horrible things that went down with my professor. I'm glad I got this weekend to lay around and relax, watching movies and sipping tea. But get excited: new episodes of both Once Upon a Time and 666 Park Avenue tonight at 8! 

I hope everyone had a great week!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

New Video: I ♥ Fall Tag!

I uploaded a new video to my YouTube channel last night and it's the I ♥ Fall Tag! Like I say in the video, this tag was originally created by MissJenFabulous on YouTube and I thought I would try it out!  If you want to hear what I have to say, press play!

1 Favorite Fall lip product?
2 Favorite Fall Nail Polish?
3 Favorite Starbucks Fall Drink?
4 Favorite Fall Candle?
5 Favorite Fall Scarf or accessory
6 Haunted house, haunted hay ride, or haunted corn maze?
7 Favorite Halloween movie?
8 Favorite candy to eat on Halloween?
9 What are you dressing up as for Halloween?!
10 What is your Favorite thing about Fall?

Friday, October 19, 2012

Color Crush // Oxblood

This fall, there seems to be one color that is all over the place: oxblood. It's been on the runways, on all the blogs and plastered all over the makeup counters. I've fallen in love with this color and I thought I would go searching for some ways you could incorporate it into your wardrobe.

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Incorporate oxblood by bringing it in with a cozy sweater or sweater dress. Pairing it with a neutral like black can tone down the color while still helping you look fabulous!
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Wearing a pair of awesome oxblood pants helps you keep the colored-pant trend from the summer alive and well! 

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Not feeling quite so bold? Bring in this fantastic color with a cute bag or a bold lip!

Here's how you can get the look yourself!

How will you incorporate this color trend into your wardrobe?