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!

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! 

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!

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!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Love Yourself The Way You Are!

Hi guys!
So I haven't done a "inner beauty" or confidence type post in a while, which is really sad because I think that it something really important for beauty and fashion bloggers to do. We live in a really "beauty" obsessed world today, and I think that some websites hurt people's self image and confidence because they only show "perfect" faces with a billion different products on and full coverage foundation and all that. I hope that you guys know that my blog isn't about that at all! I have done a lot of "me without makeup posts" because I feel like it's really important to be real and honest and show myself and my flaws because online it's really easy to "hide" imperfections by not posting them! 

Something that I truly believe in is self acceptance. For me, this means loving yourself, caring for yourself, and doing your best to maintain your health. Although self acceptance is huge, I know that there is always something that you are going to want to change. That is okay! Humans strive for "perfection", and it is perfectly fine to want to change something about yourself. I think that some changes are really good to make such as eating healthier, working out more, or losing weight if you have a few extra pounds, but cosmetic changes are a little trickier. I don't mind cosmetic surgeries I just think that people need to think about why they're doing it. Is it to gain approval from someone? Because that is not a good reason. Is it because it'll honestly make you happy? I think that's a better reason. 

It's really easy to look online or on tv and feel like crap because you don't look like that. I get it, I've been there and I think that it's something that all women deal with at one time or another. But if you start to love yourself, you will feel a billion times better, you'll look better, you'll become more confident and confidence = beauty! 

So this was such a rambly post, but it was something I really wanted to do today! Let me know in the comments how you practice self love and let me know if you want more posts like this on specific things (like confidence). 

Monday, April 7, 2014

4 Easy Ways to Add Color to Your Makeup! (Bloggers Do It Better #1)

Hi guys!
So this is my first post in the Bloggers Do It Better Challenge! I am so insanely excited for this challenge because I love the girls and the topics sound like they're going to be a lot of fun! This first topic was Bloggers Do Spring Better, which I loved because it was really open ended! I thought it would be fun to show my favorite products to easily add color to your routine because I know that spring and summer are bright and colorful! Here we go!

1) Use a Peach or Coral Blush
I love peaches and corals on my cheeks during the spring and summer! I think that they are super beachy looking and look a lot more natural than some heavier shades like plums or apricots! If you have fair skin, I would try going towards a peach just because they tend to be lighter and if you have really deep skin, try using a coral! My favorites are Benefit Coralista and MAC Immortal Flower. 

2) Use a Navy Liner
You can really use any color eyeliner, but I love using navy because it is dark enough to give definition to your lashline, but is still really fun! Also, if you have brown eyes, navy is going to make them look really great! My favorites are MAC Waveline and Mally Sailor. Navy is also great if you are new to incorporating color because it can be really subtle!

3) Be a Bronze Goddess with Bronzer!
I love whipping out the bronzer during this time of the year because it gives your skin a really pretty glow! Even if you have naturally tan skin, I think that a nice bronzer can really perk up your skin and make it look sunkissed! I like ones with a tad bit of shimmer so you get a glow, but if you have oily skin, try to find a matte one so the shimmer doesn't exacerbate the shininess! My favorites are Jouer Mattifying Bronzer and Stila One Step Bronze. 

4) Go All Out with Funky Lips!
I didn't really know what to call this because it's not necessarily "neon" or "bright", as much as funky and different! I love bright bold lip colors (especially the Maybelline Vivids), but I think that "funky" can also apply to nudes! One of my favorite nude colors is MAC To Catch A Sailor (center), which is a lot more brown and frosty than most lipsticks, but looks great on! The other lipsticks pictured are Maybelline Vivid Rose (right) and Shocking Coral (left).
So I hope that you enjoyed my first bloggers do it better post! Let me know what your favorite ways to add color into your makeup are! I also love doing bright nails, but I don't have any specific shades so I didn't include it in this post! That can be a whole separate post by itself! 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Jouer Mattifying Powder Bronzer Review

Hi guys! 
So I bought the Jouer Mattifying Powder Bronzer in Sunswept from Birchbox! I thought that I'd review it for you today because I have been loving it! So let's get started!

So I love the packaging! It is so slim and streamlined, which I love! It has a huge mirror on the top and it has notches on the sides so you can build a palette with your other jouer products! The shade I got is Sunswept. It is a really warm bronzer meaning that it tends to pull a little orange. I love warm bronzers on my skintone because I have yellow undertones so I think warm bronzer look really good, but if you have pink undertones or really light skin, don't use this or test before buying because it might look muddy on you! This shade has a little bit of shimmer, but it isn't like a discoball. It really just makes you look natural and gives the skin a satin finish! 

I built up the swatch quite a bit, so it isn't this noticeable on the skin. See how the shimmer gives it a really satin finish? The formula of this bronzer is really nice because it isn't too powdery and has just a really nice smooth feel to it. It is also a little sheer, which makes it perfect for a light dusting all around the face, although you can build it up and contour with it. I just love using this bronzer because it is so natural looking on my skin and gives me a nice contour without being obvious! 

I totally recommend this if you have a similar skintone to mine, but if you are lighter than me or have really pink undertones, test it before buying because warm bronzers can look muddy on your skintones! Overall, this is probably one of my favorite bronzers and I will definitely recommend this to you guys! Let me know in the comments if you've tried this and what you think of it!