Friday, September 19, 2014

Flower Beauty Makeup Review

I don't believe that spending more money on makeup means that you're getting something that is better quality. I'm always looking for good "drugstore makeup" and recently discovered Flower Beauty. It's sold at Walmart and is priced between $4-$10! I'm going to share some of my favorite products; there are quite a few gems in the collection!

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The Glow Baby, Glow Blush/Bronzer Duo is a great blush and bronzer combination that is heavily pigmented so a little goes a long way. It blends really well and lasts all day. I usually hate when blush/bronzers have shimmer in them, but the shimmer here is so subtle and completely appropriate for daytime wear.

Powder Up Loose Powder goes on silky smooth, is really easy to blend, and gives sheer to medium coverage. I love that it evens out the skin without highlighting dry spots or pores like some powders do.

The On Your Mark Liquid Eye Liner is a great option for those who have difficulty applying eyeliner or don't have a steady hand. It's just like a thin marker and dries really quickly so I found that I had less smudging with the application than other eyeliners. You might want to test it out on your hand first though but it's really easy to use and holds up well throughout the day.

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(Photos by Brittanny Taylorcheck out her FB page here!)

But to me, the best of Flower Beauty is in their lip products. The Lip Suede Velvet Lip Chubby is an amazing satin matte texture that feels creamy going on and isn't drying at all. It comes in a twist up tube, is so easy to apply, and comes in a nice range of beautiful opaque colors.

The Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Color is a satin matte lipstick that has great staying power and leaves a pretty stain. It feels lightweight and also applies really easily.

I love the Shine On Lip Gloss. The wand applicator is easy to use and there are some gorgeous color options. It leaves a beautiful, soft shine that isn't too overpowering and feels creamy and smooth.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Minty Chevron

If you're on the hunt for a new blouse, you must check out Cooper & Ella. The brand is filled with a great selection of blouses that are unique and fun but also versatile and flattering. Each piece has a unique aspect to it, whether it's a lace detail, interesting cut-out, or a beautiful print. And how sweet is it that Kara named the brand after her two children?

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Photos by Brittanny Taylorcheck out her FB page here!
Hair by Sorah Yaffa

Top: c/o Cooper & Ella
Skirt: BCBG in yellow, black BCBG skirt
Clutch: c/o Gigi New York
Rings: c/o Wrenn Jewelry and splurge or save
Bracelet: Anzie
Earrings: Miguel Ases
Shoes: C.Wonder (similar)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Denim Pleated Dress

I'm in love with this Hutch dress from the pleated skirt to the pockets to the ponte material. It can be styled so many different ways because of the simple, classic silhouette and versatile, denim color.

My Viva La Jewels statement necklace (on sale!) is probably the easiest way to dress up a simple outfit. I'm never taking it off! :) You need to check out the statement necklaces from Viva La Jewels; I'm pretty sure that Camila, Viva La Jewels owner, has the best taste in jewelry.

I've worn these Cici Hot burgundy heels a few times already. They're so great for fall and winter and only $32.99! If you want to try out new trends but don't want to spend a lot of money, Cici Hot is a website worth checking out.

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Photos by Brittanny Taylorcheck out her FB page here!

Dress: c/o Hutch
Shoes: c/o Cici Hot
Necklace: c/o Viva La Jewels
Rings: c/o Wrenn JewelryWrenn Jewelry, and identical Max & Chleo
Bracelet: J.Crew Factory

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Metallic Gold Lace

This skirt is another reason I'm excited for cooler weather! I chose to wear this metallic, floral skirt with all black to make the lace details pop.

My new DUO flats are so comfortable and sweet with the oversized velvet bows. One of the reasons that I think DUO is such a cool company is because they offer their shoes and boots in narrow and wide sizes. I used to have wider calves and shopping for boots was so depressing. None of the boots would zip over my calves but DUO boots can be ordered according to how wide your calves are! So whether you have narrower calves, wider calves, or "average size" calves, DUO has boots that will fit you which I think is so great.

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Photos by Brittanny Taylorcheck out her FB page here!
Hair by DreamDry.

Sweater: Banana Republic
Skirt: DKNY
Shoes: c/o Duo Boots
Necklace: c/o Ash and Willow
Ring: c/o The House of Dazzle
Bracelet: J.Crew Factory

Monday, September 15, 2014

Polka Dot Tulle

I love a good print mix, especially a subtle one like this. The polka dot tulle skirt with the striped crop top feel so fun to me and I clearly went with the whole "more is more" route when it came to the accessories. :) Bliss Tulle makes the most gorgeous tulle skirts and I'm so excited to finally own one one! I'm currently crushing on the radiant orchid tulle skirt  and the blush lace tulle skirt.

The House of Dazzle is an online jewelry store that I recently discovered on instagram (I love you social media). They have so many beautiful pieces including a great selection of monogram jewelry, some great gemstone pieces like the amethyst ring I'm wearing here (it comes in a gorgeous turquoise too), and a great mix of statement pieces and delicate, layering pieces as well.

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Photos by Brittanny Taylorcheck out her FB page here!

Skirt: c/o Bliss Tulle
Clutch: c/o Gigi New York
Bangles: c/o H.M. Willow
Shoes: J.Crew, cheaper,similar 
Earrings: c/o Accessory Concierge
Necklace: sold out, love Baublebar X Anthropologie necklace

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cozy Sweaters

When the weather gets cooler, cozy and comfy sweaters are my best friend. I love this one from Kensie and if you scroll down, I linked to some of my favorite Kensie sweaters below.

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Photos by Brittanny Taylorcheck out her FB page here!
Hair by DreamDry.

Sweater: c/o Kensie, similar on sale Kensie
Skirt: Ann Taylor
Shoes:  similar CoachNine WestVia Spiga and L.K. Bennett

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fall Florals

I actually shot this look a few months ago and never got around to posting it. Then I decided to save it for now because I feel like these colors are so perfect for fall and it goes so perfectly for this week's fall theme with The Beauty Buffs! 

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Photos by Brittanny Taylorcheck out her FB page here!

Skirt: old, loving Helmut Lang skirt
Shoes:Ann Taylor, old
BraceletsGorjana, old
WatchMichael Kors

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