Thursday, July 24, 2014

Flock Together: Kit Kat

Flock Together: Kit Kat


Outfit Details:
Red scalloped collar "Looking to Tomorrow" dress (Sammi's; from ModCloth)
Black cat ear beret (c/o Chicnova)
Black skinny belt (came with another dress)
Semi-sheer black tights (c/o Hanes)
Black patent bow 'York Jazz' oxfords (Me Too)
Black bow ring (Forever 21)

Channeling Little Orphan Annie (or Veruca Salt, if you prefer--I happen to like both!) in my latest Flock Together post. A huge thanks to Sammi of The Soubrette Brunette for letting me borrow such a cute dress.


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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Beauty Blurb: Beauty Box 5 Review + Swatches | July 2014

Beauty Box 5 Review & Swatches July Unboxing 2014, with Revlon Bold Lacquer mascara, Hask argan oil deep conditioning hair treatment, Body Drench candy licious lip balm, Anna Naturals face & body scrub, Starlooks lip liner in Tipsy
Beauty Box 5 Review: July 2014

Beauty Box 5 is a subscription service that delivers a mix of five full-size and sample beauty products to your door every month for just $12. They aim to introduce customers to new brands and products, including some that are niche, luxury, and eco-friendly. It's a great way to discover new beauty faves! 


I got a good variety of hair, makeup, and body products this month (mostly full-size too! Score). This month's box was filled with great basics and good-to-haves. The best part: everything retails for under $12! Here's what I got in my Beauty Box 5 July box:

Beauty Box 5 Review & Swatches July Unboxing 2014, with Revlon Bold Lacquer mascara, Hask argan oil deep conditioning hair treatment, Body Drench candy licious lip balm, Anna Naturals face & body scrub, Starlooks lip liner in Tipsy
Beauty Box 5 Review: July 2014


Review:
Beauty Box 5 Review & Swatches July Unboxing 2014, with Revlon Bold Lacquer mascara, Hask argan oil deep conditioning hair treatment, Body Drench candy licious lip balm, Anna Naturals face & body scrub, Starlooks lip liner in Tipsy
Beauty Box 5 Review: July 2014

  1. Body Drench - Candy Licious Lips in "Lime Gumdrop" - A lightweight moisturizing lip balm that's infused with beeswax, coconut oil, and Vitamin E. The "Lime Gumdrop" flavor reminds me of the lime SweeTarts (yum!).
  2. Revlon - Bold Lacquer Mascara in Black- A great mascara if you want natural-looking volume. It didn't smudge or flake throughout the day. The brush is the best part--it separated my lashes really well without clumping at all! See me wearing it below.
  3. Anna Naturals - Glowing Mama Walnut Tree Face & Body Scrub - This vegan formula doesn't contain any harsh chemicals, parabens, or artificial fragrances. You can use it on both your body and face. I tried it on both in the shower. It's ideal if you want an exfoliant that's gentle and natural.
  4. Starlooks - Lip Liner in "Tipsy" - This creamy lip liner goes on matte and extremely opaque, and doesn't budge once it's set. The color "Tipsy" pairs perfectly with other orange-toned cream corals (I tried it with Too Faced's "Juicy Melons" and it was a match made in heaven!). Swatch below. 
  5. HASK - Argan Oil Intense Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment (Pack of 12) - This argan oil deep conditioning hair treatment is perfect for when your hair is dry and damaged (~summer beach hair, anyone?). It left my hair feel soft and smooth without weighing it down. Just shampoo as usual and apply it in the shower while your hair is still wet. After 10 minutes, rinse it out like normal. Each packet is a little over $2 and contains enough for up to 2 treatments. Amazing price and so simple to use!
Beauty Box 5: Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara and Starlooks Lip Liner "Tipsy" Review and Swatches
Starlooks Lip Liner in "Tipsy"Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara in Black

Hope you enjoyed this month's Beauty Box 5 unboxing!
You can discover new beauty faves and receive 5 surprise products a month too by joining Beauty Box 5 here.


Most products featured can be found on Amazon here:


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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Grazing in the Grass | featuring Ducks in a Row

Outfit Post featuring Ducks in a Row cloche hat and giraffe print dress, Melie Bianco colorblock satchel, black t-strap heels

Okay, so I've been back from Portland for a while now. It's just really hard getting back into the swing of things when I'm still very much in vacation mode (especially since I had a long weekend for the 4th of July right after). I had a wonderful time with my friends (eating, mostly) and will share some photos from my trip soon.

When I got back, I had a lovely package from Ducks in a Row waiting for me. Inside was this black giraffe print dress and a  black cloche hat with an adorable yellow bow. The San Francisco brand is definitely my cup of tea: bright colors, quirky prints, and vintage-inspired pieces with a modern twist. I'm looking forward to their future collections--especially the hats! They have quite the selection.

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Outfit Details:
Black giraffe print dress (c/o Ducks in a Row)
Black cloche hat with yellow bow (c/o Ducks in a Row)
Taupe and brown colorblock satchel (c/o Melie Bianco)
Black patent t-strap heels (Payless)

What better way to keep the sun out of your face than with a beautiful hat?

Don't forget to check out Ducks in a Row here.
I also highly recommend their Instagram feed (it's so visually pleasing).



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Monday, June 30, 2014

Flock Together: Velvet Roses

Flock Together: Velvet Roses

Vintage long-sleeve floral multicolor velvet dress (borrowed from Marisa)
Brown braided belt (came with another dress)
Gray knit beret (Forever 21)
Brown leather bow wooden 
platform 
heels (N.Y.L.A.)
Gold kite necklace (made by me)

I'll be back from Portland later today, but in the mean time, you can check out my latest post on Flock Together! Thanks to the lovely Marisa for letting me borrow this vintage velvet dress. It's so 90's and I love it.


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