Monthly Archives: February 2015

A Few of My Favorite Things | 02.22.15

I may not be Maria from the Sound of Music. And I may not be singing about raindrops on roses or girls in white dresses. However, today I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite things that I’ve been loving the past few weeks.

My first favorite is this Michael Kors cross-body. Although I had to save up for this purchase for awhile, it was so worth it. More than anything, I love the size of this purse. It’s small, but it holds everything I need. I also love the colors and the gold detailing.

 

My second favorite is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. This product features three shades of powders that instantly give the skin life. These shimmery shades are the perfect way to glow up the skin on a cold winter day (and make you feel 100 times better about yourself.) I use the first shade all over my face to set my makeup. I use the middle shade on the top of my cheekbones, and I use the last shade as a blush. Now that I own this palette, I don’t know how I ever did my makeup without it!

 

My third favorite is the Kat Von D Tattoo Liquid Eyeliner. Even though I am not a big fan of Kat Von D and all of her tattoos… She does make a great eyeliner. I have been really into winged liner lately, and the brush tip on this one helps me make the perfect wing with ease.  It makes getting ready in the morning so much quicker and easier.

My third and fourth favorites are some new brow products that I have tried. The L’oreal Brow Stylist Plumper (left) and the Brow Stylist Sculptor (right) are new products to the drugstore. Not only are they cheap, but I feel like my brows look even better than when I  use my high end products. The Plumper is a tinted gel that keeps my eyebrows in place, and the Sculptor is a two-sided pencil with wax on one end and a tinted pencil on the other. I use the wax first and then follow up with the pencil. To finish off, I sweep the Plumper through my brows. Together, these products are magic… and so is the price. :)

My fifth and sixth favorites are the only two lip products I’ve worn for the past couple of weeks. From the tube, the two look very similar, however, from the swatches, you can tell that they are quite different. The first (left) is the YSL Rouge Volupte Shine lipstick in the color 17 Rose In Tension. Not only is the rosy-berry color so flattering, but the formula is so moisturizing and buttery. The second (right) is the Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain in the color Honey. This product is more of a pink-mauve and is much more wearable than the YSL lipstick. It is also very moisturizing and makes my lips feel soft. I love switching back and forth between these two lip products. Not only are the colors beautiful, but the formulas are equally amazing.

My last favorite is the Body Shop Hand Cream. The scent featured below is Frosted Cranberry, but my favorite scent is Satsuma, which smells like clementines, but unfortunately I am all out of it. :( Both scents smell great, but what I love about this lotion is the formula. I didn’t use to be a lotion person, because I hate it when my hands feel greasy. However, this lotion is perfect because it sinks into the skin right away and doesn’t leave your hands feeling gross. It gives the perfect amount of hydration and leaves behind a pleasant smell that doesn’t make you feel sick.

I hope you enjoyed reading about a few of my favorite products, even it I couldn’t pull a Julie Andrews and sing about them for you. :)

xo, Abigail

OOTD | 2.8.15

No matter what you’re planning for Valentine’s Day, feeling confident and cute in your attire is a must! I put together this quick little outfit of the day to help inspire you to pair unexpected pieces together and find a special look for Valentine’s Day right out of your closet. I’ve had each of these pieces for months but I never thought to wear them together until this afternoon. All things fashion aside, have a wonderful day surrounded by the people you love; whether it be with a significant other, best friend, or even just family! Happy Early Valentine’s Day! :)

 

Top: Free People

Jacket: Target

Boots: Steve Madden