Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Top 5 Under $10 (#BloggersDoItBetter)

Hi lovelies! 
Today's post is really exciting because it's the second post in the Bloggers Do It Better Challenge! The topic of this post was "Bloggers Do Bargains Better", so I thought I'd do something different and show you guys my top 5 beauty products under $10! Just a heads up: I know that prices vary a lot depending on where you are and what drugstore you go to, but when I purchased these products, they were all under $10! Also, these products are in no particular order and to make it easy for you guys, click on the product name if you'd like a link to purchase and I'll link the reviews I've done of these products in their description!


1) EOS Lip Balms! 
I am a huge fan of EOS Lip Balms and have been for a very long time! I've tried most of the flavors (strawberry, mint, honeydew, and summerfruit), but my hands down favorite is the mint one! I reviewed these a while back, so if you want to read more about these products click here!

2) Wet N Wild Eyeshadow Trios
I love the wet n wild formula (as most beauty gurus do) and I think that their trios are really good! I have Don't Steal My Thunder (left) and Sweet As Candy (right) and I love the pigmentation of both of them! I have to say I use the right one more, but they're both so beautiful! I don't have reviews on these particular ones, but click here for a review on a 6 pan palette (also really good!)

3) Jordana Semi Permanent Liquid Eyeliner
LOVE THESE! They are so cheap and pigmented and wonderful! I have Endless Black (left) Timeless Green (middle) and Forever Chocolate (right) and all of them are really nice! They have a brush applicator and the black and brown are matte, but the green one has shimmer! I haven't reviewed these, but they are fantastic!


4) Maybelline Vivids
Soooooo good! It's not hard to find bold lipsticks at the drugstore, but it is hard to find a great formula! I love the vivids because they have a wide variety of shades (coral? pink? orange? red? yup!) and they are so smooth going on! I have strike a rose (right) and shocking coral (left). Just a note, they look really similar in this picture, but in reality shocking coral is lighter and more orange! I reviewed both of these, so click here for my strike a rose rose review and here for my shocking coral review!

5) Color Club Nail Polish 
All of the color club nail polishes I have are fabulous! Actually, thinking back on it, I've only had one I didn't like! But my hands down favorite shade is Editorial. It's a really gorgeous green and gold duochrome (although it looks gold in the picture). It's great for any season and is work appropriate, but still fun! Click here for a review-ish post!

So those were my top 5 under $10! Let me know what yours are in the comments below and subscribe here so you can see future #BloggersDoItBetter posts first! 
-Sisi

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easy Tie-Dye Tank!

Hi guys!
So this is a really spur of the moment post and I didn't think this through, so I don't have any pictures for the steps, but I hope it's easy enough for you all to understand! Well let's start with the backstory on this DIY! My mom was cleaning the house and we had a cleaner with bleach in a spray bottle. She picked up the spray bottle from the top and it wasn't screwed on tightly enough and the bleach stained her shirt and spilled everywhere! She was about ready to throw the shirt away, but I came up with the fun idea of bleach tye dying it! 

What You'll Need:
A shirt or a tank
Bleach! (I didn't have pure bleach, so I used the same bleach cleanser that stained her shirt)
Rubber Bands
Gloves (Optional, but highly recommended) 

Step 1: Fold and Tie Your shirt!
You can find instructions on how to tie your shirts if you google it, but I did a simple circular pattern by pinching the shirt and spinning. Make sure to use rubberbands to secure the design. 

Step 2: Spray Bleach!
You can drip the bleach on, spray it, dip it, whatever! What I did was wet my shirt completely with water first, then drip some bleach on and spray it. If you're trying to blend in a stain (like me) then apply more bleach than you think you need just to make sure it camouflages the stain, but if you're just doing it for fun, that do whatever you want! Also, try to use gloves if you're dealing with really strong bleach because you don't want to injure yourself or expose your hands to harsh chemicals!

Step 3: Remove Rubber Bands and Let Sit
I cut the rubber bands off and hung up the tank over a sink just so I could see it as the bleach worked. Keep checking back on the shirt because you'll see when the fabric starts to lighten.

Step 4: Wash and Dry!
Once your shirt has reached desired lightness, rinse out the bleach as best you can with a hose or a sink. Then throw your shirt into a washing machine with soap (I ran the load with only the tank because I didn't want to accidentally bleach other things) and dry!  

This is really easy to do and although my shirt isn't really that great and you can still see that original stain pretty well, I think that it looks really cool and makes stained shirts wearable again! Let me know if you try it out in the comments!
-Sisi 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Dress Up Your Basics (#2014BloggerChallenge)

Hi guys!
So this is one of my posts for the 2014 Blogger Challenge. This is the 8th post in the series, so if you want to see the previous 7, click the tab at the top of this page! This post was supposed to be an outfit of the day, so I thought that I'd do one showing you all how I like to dress up my basic pieces! 



Outfit 1: Girl it Up!
So for this outfit I wanted to go girly with my outfit! My basics are a white cold shoulder top (but any white top would do) and a pair of skinny jeans. To girl up this look I used jewelry. I wore a watch pendant necklace because its delicate and girly looking and helped to add something different to my outfit! I think that pendant necklaces are great for girling up some basics and are really easy to wear! 






Outfit 2: Edge it Up!
So I have been loving going a little grunge or edgy with my outfits lately, I think that it can look really chic and cool and doesn't look too over the top if done sparingly. In this outfit I took my basics (a nude v neck tee and a pair of skinny jeans) and used jewelry and a jacket to edge it up. My jacket is from hollister and it has 3/4 length sleeves and is a couple sizes too big (it's a large and I normally wear smalls) but it works really well because it leaves it looking casual and a little grungy. My necklace is from jewelmint and the metal plus rhinestone combo makes the jewelry girly and edgy at the same time!  

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and please let me know in the comments how you like to dress up your basic wardrobe pieces!
-Sisi 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Nail Inspo!

Hi guys!
So my last couple posts have been on my spring hair and makeup inspiration so this one will be on my nail inspiration! I'm really excited to show you my favorite styles so let's get started!


 I've been loving using colors and this one seems simple enough to do! I love the geometric print of this and I love how you can pick and choose different colors! I might choose mint, sky blue, baby pink, and lavender for a more spring appropriate one!




This one is just so effortless and chic! I love how you can choose any color you'd like and still do this look and I love how you only really have to get one nail perfect! The sparkles just make this fun and flirty :D



This one combines the geometric prints from the first picture with the sparkles from the second! This one looks really cool and I love how they switched up each finger so they weren't all uniform. 

So that was my spring nail inspiration! Let me know what your favorite picture was and don't forget to follow me on bloglovin!
-Sisi




Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Hair Inspo!

Hey guys!
So this week is all about inspiration! My last post was on my spring makeup inspiration and this one will be all about hair! So let's get started :D



My hair is too short to do this now, but I love it! I think that the tousled braid look is really beachy and gorgeous and has just the right balance between trying and being effortless. I especially love this look on girls with blonde hair or highlights because it has dimension that black and deep brunettes don't have. 



This is a look that I can still do, but it might take a lot of practice! I think that this looks really boho chic and it reminds me of something that someone would wear to coachella! By the way, super jealous of all the people instagramming and blogging from coachella this year! 


I love the hair color on this picture! The red and plum shades look really cool and I love how they combined a burgundy undertone with copper and purple highlights so you have a mix of cool and warm tones in the hair. It seems a little more fall and winter than spring, but I love reds and this is no exception!

So come back on wednesday for my spring nail inspiration and don't forget to let me know which picture is your favorite in the comments below! 
-Sisi

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring Makeup Inspo!

Hey guys! 
So spring is in full bloom and I wanted to do a few makeup inspiration posts for you guys! Today's post is on makeup, but the next two posts will be nail and hair inspo! Let's get started.


I love the bright pop of blue! I know the girl in the picture has blue eyes and it looks fab, but I think that it would really make hazel eyes or brown eyes pop! I think it would also look really cool with green instead of blue and gray instead of brown!


I love how metallic this look is! It is just so dramatic and pretty and I love how the metallic shadow circles the eye and how the upper lid matches the lower lashline. This looks like such a great going out look!

  
Love the glitter on this! I think that the way the lower lashline and upper lashline is lined is really unique because when the eye is closed, it looks like one continuous line! I really want to try this out soon. 

So all of these pictures were taken from pintrest and I love them all! Let me know what you think of these looks in the comments below and come back tomorrow for the hair post!
-Sisi

Friday, April 11, 2014

Inka Green Lagoon Eyeliner Review!

Hi guys!
In last month's birchbox, I got an Inka eyeliner in 10 Green Lagoon. I've been trying it out a little bit and I feel like I am ready to review it! So let's get started!


So with the eyeliner, you get the eyeliner, a cover, and a sharpener! I love how it includes a sharpener because it is super convenient! Well Inka is really cool because it is certified organic. Organic cosmetics isn't something super important to me, but I know that it is for a lot of you guys, so I think that's really cool! The color I got is Green Lagoon. It is a light spring green color with lots of gold shimmer in it. The color isn't really dark enough to make your lashes look thicker, but it is really good for brightening! This shade does have shimmer, though, so I wouldn't recommend using it on your waterline because it might irritate your eyes. 


It is a light color, but it is also sheer so it is better for a wash of color rather than a pop of color. The liner is really creamy and lasts all day on me, so that is really great! And because it's creamy, you can build it up really easily too so you can get a more opaque color if you want. 

Overall, I would recommend the Inka eyeliners because I think the formula is fabulous, but I wouldn't recommend this shade because I don't think it's really useful. I mean it's too light to give the illusion of thick lashes, its shimmery so you can't use it on your waterline, and it is just a light color, so it doesn't look bold! If you have tried this eyeliner let me know your thoughts on it in the comments and don't forget to follow me on bloglovin!
-Sisi