Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The 3 C's of the Straw Bag


Clutch: 1 / 2 / 3       Circular: 1 / 2 / 3      Crossbody: 1 / 2 / 3

Adorable little straw bags have been popping up all over my Instagram feed. These bags are the perfect summer accessory! In the warmer months, I often find myself reaching for a smaller bag especially when going to an event or a concert. I ended up purchasing this bag and I cannot wait to style it with all of my summer dresses. I also love the circular style straw bags, but I just haven't found the perfect one for me just yet. A straw clutch would be so cute paired with a floral dress for an outdoor wedding. Ohh, that gives me a great idea for a post! While I do not have nay weddings this summer, I am sure quite a few others do! Hope you have a happy Tuesday!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Billboard Music Awards 2017: Best Dressed

Last night was the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. Drake won top album and Cher was honored for 6 decades of success, but it was Celine Dion that stole the show with her performance of "My Heart Wil Go On." There were tears in everyone's eyes as the camera scanned the audience. No one performs like Celine Dion.



Before Celine Dion made us feel all the feels. There was the red carpet. Here are a few of my favorite looks of the night. 

 Alexandra Daddario
Okay, so this dress does somewhat resemble a curtain, but Daddario wears it so well. She can pull off old Hollywood glamour like no one else. Her porcelain white skin looks beautiful against the golden dress. 

  Bebe Rexha
I read some publications calling this look the perfect 90s looks. Maybe if she added a choker? To me, this is just a classic LBD. It's flattering and sexy, enough said.

 Kate Beckinsale
Can Kate do wrong? I love the plunging v-neck and the fun firework print. She definitely lit up the red carpet.

Maia Mitchell
I love this look, however, I think it was worn to the wrong venue. The Cannes Film Festival is going on right now and I can see this look strutting down that red carpet. 

Source: Billboard

Monday, May 8, 2017

MTV Movie & TV Awards: Best Dressed

Last night were the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Big winners included 'Stranger Things' for Show of the Year and 'Beauty and the Beast' for Movie of the Year. While I have yet to watch the award show (I plan on going home, brewing some tea and watching it online), I already scoped out what everyone wore. Here are my favorite looks of the night:

Alexandra Daddario

Allison Williams

Debby Ryan

Emma Watson

Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Zendaya

Sources: Elle Magazine

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

April Favorites


I am always most excited to read and write monthly favorite posts.  I love finding out what other people have loved using, and I like to reflect back on products that have really made an impact in my beauty routine. This month is no different with these five products I swear by.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette - I purchased this amazing palette a few months ago. It has all the colors I like to wear regularly, from soft beige to deep browns. I also love the pinks and purples, which I have started to incorporate into more of my looks. Every time I do my eye makeup with this palette I receive compliments. Bonus, this palette smells of fresh peaches.

Flint Lint Roller - I heard about this product from one of my go-to bloggers and I immediately jumped on the site to purchase two. One I keep in my purse and other one stays at home. They have been great for on the go and fit in even my most compact of bags.

Neutrogena Skin Clearing Foundation - I bought this when I was in a pinch and really wasn't willing to shell out the usual bucks for my Laura Mercier foundation. I really have come to like this foundation. It does not clog my pores, which is always the biggest issues with foundation. I know it says "skin clearing," but you never know. I cannot say whether my skin has improved using this, but it has not gotten worse. The only bad thing is that if I use a little too much, it can create a cakey look. Not ideal. I just need to work on a gentle hand when applying.

Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream - I received this product in my Sephora Play Box a few months ago and I have kept it close ever since. My skin gets very dry in the winter and I found most moisturizers I tried were just too heavy and ended up doing more damage than good (read: clogged pores). This formula is so light and has barely any scent. I put just the smallest amount and my face instantly feels incredibly hydrated.

Biore Pore Strips - I am sure this product is not new to anyone, but I have made these a staple in my beauty arsenal. I use it one once every week or so and it's a little too strange how stratifying it is. You can clearly see a pore theme here.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Met Gala 2017: Best Red Carpet Looks

Last night was the most anticipated red carpet event of the year, The Met Gala. This year's theme was Rei Kawakubo/Comme de Garçon: Art of the In-Between. With a very avant-garde theme, I was excited to see who wore what. Below are 15 of my favorite looks ranging from tame to the most extravagant looks you may ever see aka Rihanna.

Rihanna in Comme des Garçons

Cara Delevingne in Chanel

Ruby Rose in Burberry

Chrissy Teigen in custom Marchesa with John Legend in Burberry

Gigi Hadid in Tommy Hilfiger

Zendaya in Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda

Lily-Rose Depp in Chanel

Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen

Blake Lively in Atelier Versace with Ryan Reynolds

Lily Aldridge in Ralph Lauren

Selena Gomez in Coach with The Weeknd

Emily Ratajkowski in Marc Jacobs

Lily Collins in Giambattista Valli

Sophie Turner in Louis Vuitton


For more red carpets looks, check out Vogue. For an inside look at the gala, view photos here.

Friday, April 7, 2017

March Favorites


March has come and gone, and as you can see I am ready for tropical April temperatures based on the palm leaves. I have really been trying to step up beauty routine from hair to makeup. I have fallen in love with three amazing products.
  1. Garnier Micellar Water. This incredible product has been the key to helping me maintain blemish free skin. Even after washing my face, I see some makeup residue left behind on the cotton ball. This product gets all the dirt off and my skin looks and feel so refreshed. 
  2. Not Your Mother's Clean freak Tapioca Dry Shampoo. I have used SO many dry shampoos and this brand is one of my favorites. The price is right and it gets the job done. The Tapioca version is new to me, but I really like scent.
  3. Urban Decay All Nighter. This setting spray has changed my life! I use a few spritzes of this in the morning and my makeup does not budge the entire day. My makeup looks fresh all day. If you have not tried this, run don't walk to your nearest Ulta or Sephora and pick it up now.