Thursday, May 31, 2012

MAC 'Hey Sailor!' Collection ⚓

  When I first heard that MAC was going to come out with a sailor inspired collection, I was beyond excited.  Nautical lipgloss? Sold.  So I haven't been to the mall yet to see the collection in person, however I have stalked the products online for the past few days.  Many products online are currently sold out, but I heard that MAC stores do have a good stock of the products.  I am definitely going to check out the collection if I get a chance this weekend!  The colors are vibrant and shimmery - perfect for summer!  Here are my favorites from the collection -

Shop the collection here!

What do you think of the collection?

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday Snapshot [5.27.12]

  It's been a long time since I wrote one of these posts, but I felt that there no better time then now to start again than now.  I recently found this quote by Nicholas Sparks,

"It happens to everyone as they grow up.  You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you've known forever don't see things they way you do.  So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on."
-- Nicholas Sparks

This honestly couldn't fit into my life more perfectly at the moment.  So many things are changing and as this school year starts to come to an end, I'm realizing that it's okay.  Things will change.  And there really isn't anything you can do about it, except embrace it.

I've definitely been in a little bit of a rut lately but I feel myself slowly getting out of it.  I'm really looking forward to summer and starting school with a new perspective next school year.  I look as this a a start to a new chapter in my life.

So here's to a new beginning.


Saturday, May 26, 2012

MDW Festivities

  I can't believe that it's already Memorial Day Weekend!  While my weekend started yesterday, I'm looking forward to spending the next two days with family and fun!  I feel like MDW is basically the weekend that starts summer.  It's finally warm enough outside to wear shorts and hit the beach, and I couldn't be more excited!  With BBQs and beach trips, it's finally time to break out the swimsuit and floppy hat!  Here are my MDW essentials (besides family, good food, and sunscreen!):

1. A cute bathing suit -  Victorias Secret
2. A big, floppy sun hat -  Forever 21
3. A little sun dress -  Target
4. The perfect tote - Piperlime
5. Bright sandals -  Steve Madden

How will you be spending your weekend?

Monday, May 21, 2012

Road Trip

  One of my favorite things about summer is spending time with family and friends.  Road trips often are the highlights of my summer spent in the car, singing along to the radio and taking pictures.  With less than four weeks left of school until summer vacation, I'm already planning all the trips I want to take!  Road Trips are fun because you can easily hop in a car and drive for the weekend, stopping in little shops and cozy restaurants.  Here are a few outfits I would wear when taking a road trip.

Outfit 1:  I'm obsessed with neon for this spring/summer season.  These chino shorts from J.Crew are beyond comfortable and the top and earrings give off a nautical, preppy touch which I absolutely adore.
Top - J.Crew
Shots - J.Crew
Bracelet - BaubleBar
Shoes - Jack Rogers
Earrings - BaubleBar

Outfit 2:  This outfit is a little more boho, but just as comfortable!  I love wearing maxi dresses in the summer and with a fedora and straw tote, gives off a cool, casual vibe.
Dress - Tobi
Shoes - Steve Madden
Fedora - Charlotte Russe

Outfit 3:  This outfit is really plain and simple, so I had to add some print!  I love this head wrap headband from Forever 21 and can't get enough of these leopard earrings from Kate Spade.
Top - Old Navy
Shorts - American Eagle
Sandals - Tory Burch
Headband - Forever 21
Earrings - Kate Spade

Do you like road trips?

Monday, May 14, 2012

Birchbox x Gossip Girl

 When I heard Birchbox was teaming up with Gossip Girl for a special May box I was beyond excited!  Being a self proclaimed Gossip Girl addict, I signed my self up for Birchbox and counted down the days for the box to come.  And Friday when I came home from school, I was in for a treat!  I've heard about Birchbox last year and was always hesitant to try it.  However any doubts I had were blown away when I received my first one!  I love trying out new beauty products and this is the perfect way to decide if those high end products are worth it, without dropping big bucks.  I've decided to continue my subscription for next month and am super excited to see what it comes with!
  For those of you who don't know what Birchbox is, it is a $10 per month subscription service that sends you about 5 beauty/heath related products each month.  They also have an online store where you can purchase the products you like.  Here is what I received in this months box!

A Birchbox notecard
Super cute and perfect for writing a note to an old friend.

Kiehl's Abyssine Cream +
I decided to give this to my mom as part of her Mother's Day present, as aging isn't a major concern for me at this time.  She loved it!

Color Club Nail Lacquer in 'Clambake Coral'
I'm completely obsessed with this color.  I love coral polishes in the summer!

Ojon damage reverse Restorative Conditioner
This sample couldn't have come at a better time.  I'm really excited to try this out since my hair has been really dry lately. 

BVLGARI Omnia Crystalline Eau de Toilette Spray
I love the scent of this perfume.  It's causal yet sophisticated.  

Have you ever tried Birchbox?


Friday, May 11, 2012

Favorite Looks of the Week

Just some of my style crushes and their fabulous looks of the week!

Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific
I love the mix of prints in this outfit!

Andy Torres of Style Scrapbook
Neon is my favorite trend for spring!

Chiara of The Blonde Salad
This outfit is super casual as well as super cute!

Chriselle Lin of The Chriselle Factor
I need a pair of printed denim shorts!