New Years Eve Party Outfit + Makeup Look

Hey everyone! New Year's Eve is right around the corner and it's that time of the year when people are busy shopping for the perfect New Year's Eve party outfit. Here is an outfit that will give you inspiration for your outfit!
NYE Party Outfit

Velvet has been a huge trend recently! I think this blue velvet crop top paired with the silver sequin skirt is a perfect festive outfit. You will definitely stand out and sparkle in a crowd. The motorcycle jacket looks really good over the top and adds a edgier detail while also keeping you warm.

Fake eyelashes will add a lot to the look and make your eyes pop. Kohl eyeliner is also a great makeup staple for a New Year's Eve party look because it's easy to smudge around your eyes to add a more dramatic look. A dark blue smoky eye would look nice with this outfit also! If you decide to do a dramatic eye look, then you should definitely keep the lips simple by swiping on a layer of nude or pink lipstick so your makeup isn't too overpowering.

Of course add some festive nail polish and spritz on some perfume and you should be all ready for NYE!

Thanks for reading! I hope you all have a great NYE!


What to Wear to a Holiday Party

Hey everyone! Today I am going to share with you an outfit that I put together. It's perfect for a holiday party or going to the theatre. You can also add tights if you live in a city that is cooler. I hope you find inspiration from this look for your own holiday party look!
holiday party outfit

Crushed velvet is a huge trend this Winter, and I think a velvet dress makes any outfit more glam. I also think gold and burgundy are beautiful, festive colors for the Winter. This gold velvet dress is so pretty and the white soft jacket will keep you warm while also looking super stylish

Liquid eyeliner is a perfect makeup staple because it makes your eyes pop. False eyelashes will also make your eyes pop and make them appear more open and dramatic. You can never have too much highlighter, and this one from Laura Mercier is extremely stunning. Liquid lipstick is also a must have, especially when you are going to be drinking or eating food. Liquid lipstick is designed to keep your lip color staying on your lips all day, without transferring or smudging off.

You can top off this look with a nice smelling perfume and some cute accessories, like the choker and the ring!

Thanks so much for reading! I hope you all have a great holiday!


*Winter Workout Clothes | Lululemon Dupes

Hey everyone! Today I teamed up with StyleWe to share with you some cute workout clothes for the Winter. These clothes look similar to Lululemon, but are more affordable! I personally love wearing athletic clothes, even when I am not working out. I find that they are extremely comfortable and also cute.

I love the Fitness Guru sports bra because it has a super cute mesh detailing and band. It is similar to the Lululemon Clip-In Line bra.

I also really like the black and white marbled sweater because it has a super fun slit in the back so you can see your sports bra. I think the wrap sports bra is a really cute idea and it reminds me of the wrap style bikini top. Wrap style tops are super flattering also!

The pink long sleeve top is extremely similar to the Lululemon Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve Crew shirt. They have very similar details on the front and back of the shirt, and the logo for both is in the same exact place. The top from StyleWe is $25 cheaper though!

The black sports bra has cute strappy detailing on the back that makes any workout outfit more fun. It is very similar to the Lululemon Lighten Up bra and looks perfect under an open back top.

The cropped leggings with the grey band are perfect or working out in all year round. They are a great alternative for the Lululemon Drop It Like It's Hot crops. The crops from StyleWe are almost $60 cheaper- what a steal!

The black tank top is definitely a dupe for the Lululemon Power Y Tank. They both have the logo in the same spots and have a similar shape to them. These tank tops are perfect for doing yoga in because they fit tightly but comfortably, so they won't move around while you are in your poses.

The black and white zip up is very fun looking. It is a great alternative for the Lululemon Swiftly Tech 1/2 Zip. The StyleWe zip up is $25 cheaper and comes in a wide variety of prints and colors.

I also really like the ombre jacket and think the colors are perfect for Winter. It's a very nice jacket to throw on when running to the gym or doing some light cardio. It looks similar to the Lululemon Daily Practice Jacket, except it's almost $90 cheaper!!

To check out more of StyleWe's clothes, you can go to their website here.
To check out outfits from StyleWe, check out their Instagram here.

Thanks so much for reading and thanks so much to StyleWe for partnering with me to make this post!


Ipsy Glam Bag Review | December 2016

Hey everyone! I got another Ipsy glam bag in the mail a week ago. I started subscribing to Ipsy last month- you can read my November glam bag review here. If you don't know already, Ipsy is a beauty subscription box that sends you 4-5 beauty products each month for $10. If you decide to try out Ipsy for a month, you can use my referral link-

M Y   B A G  I N C L U D E S
-Hanalei Lip Treatment (5mL) //
-Beau Gâchis Concealer Brush (1oz) //
-Aurora Eyeliner (1mL) //
-Ofra Highlighter (4g) //
-Tarte Maracuja Oil (7mL) //
Here's the card that came in my glam bag. All the products in the bag are based around the holiday season and are perfect for any holiday party. 
I've already used this product so much and I really love it! It is super moisturizing and is great for hydrating your lips after you exfoliate them with a lip scrub. It doesn't have a smell and is a thick consistency. It is also great for wearing overnight so that you wake up with lips that aren't chapped.

I usually use a sponge to blend out concealer, but this brush is nice if you need to blend a small area. It works well and blend nicely. 

I usually don't wear liquid eyeliner because it can get really messy. I think this liquid eyeliner is really easy to use. I normally will apply it to my eyes and then wait for about 30 seconds to let it dry. Once it's dry, it does not budge at all which is great! I received this eyeliner in blackberry which is a dark black color. 

This is a highlighter/eyeshadow in the shade bliss. It comes in a magnetic pan that can be put into a magnetic makeup palette like a Z palette. The color is extremely pretty and very versatile. It is also extremely pigmented as you can see in the picture above. I love that you can wear this as an eyeshadow and a highlighter! 

I've heard great things about this oil so I was excited to try it out. You can do so many things with the oil, like put it on nails, hair and skin or use it as makeup remover! You could also use the oil as a highlighter too. It comes with a dropper so you don't have to pour out the oil on your hand and waste product. 

My favorite product from the December Ipsy glam bag is the...

Remember to check out my last Ipsy glam bag review here
If you're interested in subscribing to Ipsy, you can sign up here

Thanks so much for reading!


2016 Christmas Gift Guide | Athlete

Hey everyone! Next up on the Christmas gift guide series are gift ideas for athletes or people who love to work out. I picked out some unique gifts that anyone would love.

You can check out my previous post here, if you need gift ideas for makeup lovers. You can also read my old holiday gift guide from last year here. I hope you find this gift guide helpful :)

christmas gift guide- athlete
Duffel bag | Hat | Fitbit | Hair ties | Ear buds | Sweater | Yoga mat | Hidrate Spark water bottle | Sports bra | Blotting sheets | Leggings | Necklace | Shoes

If you know someone who likes monitoring steps and things like that, than I would definitely suggest buying a Fitbit. They keep track of your heart rate, steps, sleep, exercise, weight, etc. It really does it all!

Another good gift idea is to buy a Hidrate Spark water bottle. If you know someone that has trouble drinking enough water throughout the day than this is a great gift for them! This water bottle syncs with your phone and sends you constant reminders to drink water and measures your water intake.

Cute clothes are definitely an essential for any athlete. These black leggings are so cute and have a fun mesh detailing on the leg. The sweater is also a really nice gift, because it can be worn for working out in or on a day to day basis. The cross on the bottom adds a lot to the sweater also.

If you don't know the sizes of the person you are buying a present for, than you can always buy jewelry. This necklace is super dainty and pretty and symbolizes strength.

Thanks so much for reading and I hope this helped you with your gift giving this season!

2016 Christmas Gift Guide | Makeup Lover

Hey everyone! Christmas is coming right up so I put together a few things that I think would be perfect gifts for someone who is a makeup fanatic. I did a holiday gift guide last year too that you can check out here. I hope you all find this useful :)

Christmas gift guide - makeup
Victoria's Secret perfume set | makeup brush setCiaté nail polish set | Too Faced makeup set | makeup bag | Sephora mask set | straightener | First Aid Beauty set | Stila liquid lipstick set | The Body Shop gift set | Clarisonic mia 2 | Becca palette | Huda eyeshadow palette | Ardell false eyelashes | Philosophy set

I think sets of things are perfect to buy for people! The Body Shop has great deals on holiday sets around Christmas, and they all smell so good! To save money, you can also buy sets and split them up to give to people.

Face masks and skincare sets are also great presents, especially during winter because usually skin starts to get dry.

Face and eyeshadow palettes are always nice to buy, especially if you know the favorite brands of the person you are shopping for. If you know someone who is just starting out with makeup, you could also buy a makeup brush set with all the basic brushes in it.

Hopefully you found this post useful! If you want more ideas, check out my post from last year here.

Thanks for reading!

Ipsy Glam Bag Review | November 2016

Hey everyone! Today I am going to be sharing with you what I received in the November Ipsy glam bag. I just recently subscribed to Ipsy, which is a beauty subscription box that sends you 4-5 products a month for $10.  I only bought the November bag, because I wanted to try it out first before I committed to a whole year. Once you sign up, you fill out a questionnaire that will determine the kinds of products that will be sent in your bag each month. I think it is such a great idea, because the bags are personalized and customized just for you. 

I did some research before I bought the bag and compared it to other beauty subscription boxes like Birchbox. I decided on Ipsy because they focus more on makeup products, while Birchbox focuses more on skin and hair care. 

Another thing I enjoyed about Ipsy was that you can earn points by reviewing products you have received or by referring friends. You can click here to use my referral link if you'd like- You can use these points to redeem extra products in your next glam bag.

M Y  B A G  I N C L U D E S
-Benefit POREfessional Primer (3.0mL) //
-VERB Ghost Oil (17mL) // 
-LAQA & Co. B’lighter in Peacher’s Daughter (2.7g) //
-The Balm Mad Lash (2.5mL) //
-Skone Brow Wand in Chocolate (.3g) //
I already have this primer and I really love it. It's great at smoothing over pores and imperfections. It also makes your skin makeup look flawless and makes it easier to apply foundation and concealer. This product was a trial size which is perfect for makeup beginners so they can test out a new primer. 

This hair smoothing oil smells nice and makes my hair feel smooth and shiny. I like to use it on the ends of my hair. I also use it on any spots that are frizzy. 

L A Q A  &  C O .  B ’ L I G H T E R  I N  P E A C H E R ' S  D A U G H T E R
This is a creamy gel pink highlighter. The color is really pretty and looks nice on tan skin. It is perfect for highlighting cheekbones and can also be used as blush. It gives a nice healthy glow to the skin.

I really love this mascara! The wand is great for lengthening and volumizing your lashes. The small bristles are also good for separating the lashes so they don't look clumpy or give a spidery effect. 

This is one of my favorite products from this glam bag. The shade matches my brows nicely and the brow wand is dual-ended. On one side is a brow pencil and on the other side is a spoolie to comb out your brows. The brow pencil doesn't make my brows look too harsh and the product is very easy to blend out to give a more natural look to you brows. 

My favorite product from my November glam bag is the...

I resubscribed to Ipsy for the December glam bag because I really loved my November bag. If you're interested in receiving a glam bag of your own, you can sign up here

Thanks so much for reading!

Tips on How to Eliminate Stress in High School

Hey everyone! It's been a busy school year for me so far. I'm a junior in high school and I've had to learn how to manage my time and eliminate stress that school, extracurriculars and other activities bring. I'm part of the International Baccalaureate program, and I am currently taking 8 IB classes. I'm also the leader of clubs; I am one of the officers of DECA and I am also the co-president of a human trafficking awareness club at my school. I am also a member of National Honor Society, IB Council, and an IB Leadership Group. I play recreational soccer and basketball with my friends, and I babysit and tutor kids to make money. I also like blogging obviously! My plate has been super full this year. A big change from my Sophomore year has been having 8 classes at a time instead of 4 or 5, that would change after one semester. 

Here are some of my tips for eliminating stress if you are in high school! 

First off, make a list of all the activities you have going on in your life and prioritize them. When prioritizing, think about what activities and aspects of your life are most important to you. If you have a lot of things going on in your life, than most likely cutting down will decrease stress. Figure out which things on your list aren't as important as others or are causing you this stress and cut back! I quit my job in September because I had too many things going on and not enough time for them all. I would leave school at 2:15, go to work at 4 and then come home as late as 10. Then I would start all my homework and studying. I also had certain days that I couldn't work because of clubs or sports. I decided to quit my job because it took up way too much time and wasn't as important to me as school and clubs. Lucky for me, I didn't need the money and I quit early enough that I my job never got too much in the way of my school work. Once I quit my job, a lot of time opened up for other things that I wanted to do.

Another tip I have for decreasing stress is to exercise. It's scientifically proven that your brain releases endorphins (think of it like happy hormones) while you exercise that make you feel calmer and happier. If you aren't a sporty kind of person, than try yoga. There are many different types of yoga, yoga that deals with more breathing exercises and yoga that is more focused on flexibility and strength. You also don't have to go to a studio to do yoga, you can just do it in your house and follow a video on YouTube. My favorite channel to watch for yoga is YogaWithAdrienne. 

This next tip goes along with exercising and it is to eat healthy food, drink plenty of water and spend time outside. Eating healthy foods like fruits and vegetables can put you in a better mood than eating unhealthy foods like chocolate or fries. Healthy food will give you energy and will overall make you feel more positive. Also, drinking a lot of water can reduce stress. It clears your mind and can have a restorative effect. It helps you to think more clearly and gives you energy. Spending time outside, whether it's reading a book or taking a walk will also clear your mind and is better for your overall well-being. It can definitely help if you are feeling overwhelmed of anxious about school or anything else you have going on.

Something that I struggle with is turning off screens. Everyone can get wrapped up in their technology at times and it's important that we power off. Reading is a great way to get your mind off of things and feel less stressed. If you are feeling overwhelmed, checking out a book at your local library that interests you and reading it.

My last and most important tip is to take time for yourself. Relax and spend time doing things you enjoy. Maybe make your room nice and cozy and listen to music or create a peaceful playlist. I make my room feel cozier by turning on fairy twinkle lights and throwing a bunch of blankets on my bed. You can also get a fireplace app on your laptop that will set the screensaver to a fireplace. You can also change the settings to make it crackle and sound like a really fireplace. I also write in a journal to feel less stressed. I constantly juggle things around in my head so putting my thoughts to paper makes my head feel clearer.

Those are my tips and tricks on how to feel less overwhelmed and stressed about high school and life in general. I hope you found this post useful!

Thanks for reading!

Outfit and Makeup Look for a Night Out

Hey everyone! I recently went out to dinner for my friend's birthday at the Melting Pot. I spent a really long time doing my makeup and picking out my outfit. Hopefully my outfit and makeup look will give you inspiration for your night out look!

Choker (discontinued from Forever 21) - Pacsun (similar)
Shirt - LA Made
Skirt (discontinued from H&M) - Poshmark (sold all over Poshmark)
Shoes - J.Crew

Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream
Benefit POREfessional Face Primer
Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer (almond)
Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder (translucent)
Rimmel London Match Perfection Concealer (light/medium)
Essence Eyeliner (black)
ELF Cream Eyeliner (black)
Morphe 35T Palette
Revlon Lash Curler
Benefit Roller Lash
Essence False Lash Princess
Maybelline Volum Express Colossal
Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Blonde (for brows)
Maybelline Brow Gel (transparent)
Benefit Dandelion Dew
Profusion Contour Palette
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick (bronze)
Benefit Cha Cha Tint

Thanks for reading!

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