Monday, October 13, 2014

Little Black Dress - Peplum style

I finally found a little black dress to add to my collection! I found this dress in one of those little boutiques for less than twenty bucks. Honestly, if you don't have a staple black dress, you MUST get one. It's such a handy dress to have for last minute dates, parties, and events. I find the color black to not only be a suitable color for nearly every event but it's practically flattering on everyone.
The black cardigan I'm wearing over my dress is from Forever 21 and it's just a simple black cotton cardigan that I usually wear for work, but it was a cold night out and I just threw it over my dress.
The GUESS booties were also a great steal. I bought them on sale from DSW for only $35! I've been wanting closed-toe booties for the longest time but had some trouble finding the right size or the right fit. I also picked up a black studded envelope clutch which I'm super obsessed with at the moment. I can't seem to put it down - I literally bring it everywhere with me. The Urban Expressions clutch is so light and compact, so it's been such a nice switch from my everyday Louis Vuitton Speedy 30. I'm super excited to have found these...and for such an amazing price! Gotta love DSW!

On a random note, I have to give a shout-out to Lavina for mentioning the word "Peplum" in my comments. I couldn't figure out for the life of me what to call the style of my dress, so thanks babe for pointing that out!
Also, a big thanks to everyone who leaves such sweet comments and for putting a smile on my face every single day! It really makes my day when I read all of the sweet messages, so thank you all! :)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Victoria's Secret Thongs / Returned iPhone 6 Plus

Grabbed a couple of complimentary lace thongs from Victoria's Secret. Because I shop there all the time, VS is really good about sending me promotional discounts, coupons, and gift cards. This is why I keep going back...aside from all of their cute merchandise. ;)

 Side note: I pre-ordered the iPhone 6 Plus thinking it would be more useful since I'm always on my iPad Mini. Big mistake.
The phone is actually really well made and has a beautiful, thin sleek design. It's also pretty lightweight for its size. But after a few minutes of me holding it and browsing, I could already notice the weight on my wrist and the annoying fact that my fingers can barely reach across to the other side of the screen. See my iPhone 6 Plus selfie below:

I'm sure a lot of people will love it because it is an incredibly useful phone. I just don't think it's for a girl like me who's mainly uses the phone for texting and taking pictures. I think the 4.7 inch screen is sufficient, vs. the 5.5. I'm receiving my gold iPhone 6 tomorrow so hopefully I should be able to do a quick unboxing blog. :)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Clarisonic Mia / Clarins Everlasting Liquid Foundation and Powder

CLARISONIC:I finally gave in and got myself a Clarisonic Mia from Bloomingdales! After weeks of reading reviews and watching Clarisonic reviews on youtube, I had to succumb. I decided on the Mia over the Mia 2 because I wanted a basic cleansing tool without all of the fuss. Plus, I honestly thought $99 was more reasonable rather than shelling out the $149 for a Mia 2 when the only real difference is an additional speed setting. I was going back and forth between the light pink, lavender, and turquoise but when I saw the lavender in person, it was just too pretty to pass up. :)
I also grabbed some makeup remover wipes from Costco for those days I need to alternate with the Clarisonic so I don't overdo the deep scrubbing.

CLARINS: I also have to share some exciting new products I sampled at Clarins today. If you aren't familiar, Clarins is a plant-based skincare and makeup line from France. I explained to the sales rep. at Bloomingdales how I have combination/oily skin and have recently experienced some breakouts along my cheeks. I also have more of a warm skin tone, and I personally favor the "dewy glow" look. When she gave me a mini makeover, I was floored at how flawless my skin looked after a single application of foundation, powder, and concealer. 

The line has a silky smooth texture and truly minimizes my redness, dryness, and blemishes. I immediately had to purchase the Everlasting Powder Foundation in the color Honey 110, as well as the concealer in 02. The concealer has a light infusing effect that highlights underneath my eyes and gives me the appearance of a healthy glow. The rep. was nice enough to give me a bunch of samples so I could try out the liquid foundation in Honey and Amber. I found it to be a tad bit whitening on my skin whereas I prefer more color, but I still highly recommend wearing it and just layering a bit more bronzer. 

The rep. threw in a complimentary travel kit that includes a facial scrub, toner, and makeup remover which is exactly what I need to add to my daily nighttime routine. Being in my late 20's, I really want to start focusing on taking care of my skin and using only the most highly rated beauty products. I'm going to cut this post short and run off to have fun with my Clarisonic! I am going to try it out for a bit and will possibly post a review ;) Stay tuned!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Malibu Beach Party

So I work for an awesome social media marketing agency. My company took everyone out to Malibu for a beach party to celebrate all of our hard work and success. It was such a beautiful, sunny day in Malibu and we got to party in a beautiful beach mansion!!

I had such an amazing time (and got an amazing tan)! Good times with good people! :) Hope you all had a fun Labor Day weekend as well!
P.S. My top is from Brandy Melville and the shorts are from Forever 21. Bikini of course is from Victoria's Secret. :)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Trendy Fashion Rings

Loving my fun new trendy fashion rings! A few chunky pieces can add a lot to your overall look! ;) I bought these at a couple of boutiques at the Fashion District in Downtown Los Angeles.