Monday, December 29, 2014

December Favorites

Christmas is over, but cheer up! There's still so much life to look forward to!
But for now let's look back on what I loved during the month of December:

Apple Cider Scented Candle

I've been wearing beanies a lot this month because it keeps my head nice and warm and comfy. The gold nail polish is gorgeous as a top coat, and I've been using it for a nice Christmas touch to my nails. 
And the blush is amazing! So pigmented and it has those darker shades for winter. Lastly, the eyeshadow book. It has every color I could ever need in a compact holder that I can pop in my purse or travel bag. Oh, but don't forget the candle! Yummy smells for days!

What have you been loving this month? 


Monday, December 22, 2014

OOTD: Christmas!

Scarf-Shop in Flagstaff
Tights-Kushy Foot
Lips: 'MAC Red' Lipstick

Merry (almost) Christmas everyone!!!
I took a trip to Flagstaff, Arizona recently with my husband and it was such a wonderful trip. I was feeling extremely festive in this outfit while walking around and shopping for Christmas presents. Lots of people loved my sweater and it was so nice spending the day in the cold with a giant Christmas tree.
Because there was a big one. And I totally felt like Buddy The Elf. :)

I've got to say, finally finding a yellow scarf really made my day! Thank you Flagstaff for always having everything I need! 

Also, this outfit was featured in my White Winter Lookbook if you'd like to check it out. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

OOTD: White Winter Hymnal

I was following the pack, all swallowed in their coats
With scarves of red tied 'round their throats

To keep their little heads from falling in the snow, and I turned 'round and there you go
And Michael, you would fall and turn the white snow red as strawberries in the summertime

Leggings- Gifted
Shoes- Modcloth 
Lips: 'Napa Vineyard' Burt's Bees Lip Crayon

Song Lyrics from White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Thousand Wishes Body Butter Review

The other day I popped into Bath & Body Works and gave everything a good sniff. I wanted to find the perfect scented holiday lotion (or bubble bath or candle or whatever else Bath & Body Works has). 
And I found it.
I'm very picky about what I put on my body, which I think is pretty understandable. Right when I smelled this I knew it was the one! Although, I'm not sure how to describe it. It says the scent is pink prosecco, sparkling quince, crystal peonies, gilded amber, and amaretto creme. That's all fancy talk for it smells freaking good. I really think that's what the back of it should say. 

I've never tried the body butter from Bath & Body Works, but it's amazing! Super thick and moisturizing. If you have any dry areas of skin I would suggest this. I don't have too much of a problem with that, but I love being nice and soft and smelling good. 

This product came in at a whopping $15.00. I'm not sure if that's well priced. I think most of the prices are a bit on the expensive side. That being said, would I buy it again? You betcha.

What's your favorite Bath & Body Works scent and product? 

Monday, December 8, 2014

DIY Hot Chocolate!

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup Hershy's Cocoa
Dash Salt
1/3 cup hot water
4 cups milk
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract

1. Mix sugar, cocoa, and salt in saucepan.
2. Stir in water.
3. Stir over medium heat until it boils.
4. Stir in milk and heat (don't boil).
5. Add vanilla & remove from heat.

I cut this recipe in half because I was making it for just myself. It makes quite a lot, but if you're making it for more than one or two people, then I would do the full recipe. 

It really is the most delicious hot chocolate ever! During Christmas time it is a must have, and it's super easy to make. 

Pop some whip cream, marshmallows, and a candy cane in it, and you're good to go! 

Do you have any special drinks you make this time of year? 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

OOTD: Sweater Weather

Knee Highs-*Kushyfoot

I went to a very popular park here in my town for these pics, and whoa! There were a billion families taking Christmas photos and then there was me all by myself. I think people may have thought I was a very lonely person taking Christmas pics. Ah, well. At least I looked cute while doing it! :D
I love sweaters. Especially sweaters with little penguins. It's just adorable. Throw it over a dress, and that's what I call an outfit. I think the hat works just right with it, and the knee highs were a must. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Holiday Makeup Tutorial

Products Used:
IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination 'Fair'
e.l.f. Mineral Concealer
Wet N Wild Eye Primer
e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow 'Angelic'
Naked 3 Palette 'Blackheart
Naked 3 Palette Strange'
Physicians Formula Kohl Kajal Eyeliner
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara
e.l.f. Blush Palette 'Dark' 
MAC Lipstick 'MAC Red'
Essence All About That Matt Powder

It's December which means Christmas is just around the corner! I am soooo excited! 
From the sparkly eyeshadow to the bold red cheeks and lipstick, I thought this makeup look was just perfect for this time of year. 
I know I'll be wearing it a lot this December.

Do you have any big plans for Christmas time? Parties? Trips? 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Favorite Fall/Winter Lip Colors

 Burt's Bees 'Napa Vineyard' Lip Crayon
Revlon 'Sultry' Colorburst Matte Balm
Revlon 'Shameless' Colorburst Matte Balm
Wet N Wild 'Cherry Bomb' Lipstick
Rimmel Kate Moss '11' Lipstick

It's fall and soon it will be winter, which is is my favorite time of the year for lipstick. It's when I can pull out all of those vampy colors that I think compliment my skin tone so well. 
All of these products can be found at your local drugstore, so they are super affordable and super amazing! 
I know that three of these colors (Napa Vineyard, Cherry Bomb, 11) look very similar, and they are, but I had to include them all because they really are my favorites! Cherry Bomb is my go to lipstick lately. It's a very nice berry toned lipstick that is long-lasting. 
Napa Vineyard and the Kate Moss lipstick might be the same color...but I swear they look different on. 
And that purple color! So so so gorgeous! Really smooth and moisturizing because it's a lip balm. 

What's your favorite fall and winter colors? Do you love any of these?

Friday, November 21, 2014

OOTD: Kushyfoot


I tried out Tanya Burr's 'Emma Watson inspired braided low bun' the other day, and I really liked it! It's super easy and pretty. 
It's actually getting colder here, which means sweater weather! I love this super cozy sweater from Rue21. It comes in lots of different colors, and this gray one suited me perfectly. 

I was sent a few tights from Kushyfoot to review, and they are really comfortable. I'm a huge fan of tights. When fall and winter come I pull out the tights to wear with every outfit! I absolutely love knee high and ankle tights. So if you're looking for an affordable pair I'd definitely check out Kushyfoot.