OOTD: 2.17.16 ♡

I hope everyone had a great extra day to their year, since 2016 is a Leap Year! I took these pictures about a week ago of my outfit of the day (OOTD). It was really nice where I lived on this particular day, so I wore a summery shirt, but made it Winter appropriate by adding a jacket and ankle boots. Enjoy! ♡

Necklace- Brighton
Bracelets- Alex & Ani
Shirt- Anthropologie
Jacket- Nordstrom BP
Jeans- Ann Taylor Loft
Boots- Forever 21

I really like this outfit, and I think it is perfect for warmer days in Winter. I think wearing more summery tops with winter or fall jackets looks great, and you can get more wear out of your clothes!

Face Moisturizer- Andalou Naturals
 Primer- Pur Cosmetics
Tinted Moisturizer- Laura Mercier
Concealer- Wet n Wild
Setting Powder- Laura Mercier
Bronzer- Wet n Wild
Bronzer- Bobbi Brown
Eyeliner- Essence of Beauty
Mascara- Benefit
Eyebrow Pencil- Anastasia Beverly Hills
Eyebrow Gel- Maybelline
Eyelash Curler- Revlon

My  dog decided he wanted to be features in this post!

Thanks for reading! 

Disclaimer: All thoughts, opinions and photos are mine :)

Product Review: Wet n Wild Coverall Coverstick Concealer & Color Icon Bronzer ♡

I bought the Wet n Wild Coverall Coverstick Concealer and the Color Icon Bronzer from CVS Pharmacy about a week ago. Wet n Wild is one of the few animal cruelty free makeup brands sold at drugstores. Their products are very affordable, so I wanted to test a few things out. I bought the bronzer for $4.39, and I got the concealer stick for $2.27. Below are my thoughts and opinions of these products! I hope you enjoy and find this useful! ♡


I bought this bronzer in the shade 739 Ticket to Brazil. It works great for giving my skin some extra color, however I would need to buy a darker shade to contour my face. The bronzer is matte, so it doesn't have much shimmer in it. I also like using this product as eyeshadow, because I think it looks very natural and nice. It is a big product so it should last me a long time, and it's also very cheap- only $4.39. Another good thing about this bronzer is that it has a SPF of 15, so it will give you a little protection from the sun. The downside of this product is that it only comes in 3 shades, but they're pretty universal. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a cheap drugstore bronzer that is animal friendly. This product will add warmth to your face, and you can contour with it if it's a little darker than your skin tone.


I bought this concealer in the shade medium at the drugstore for only $2.27. I'm not a huge fan of this product, mainly because it's not very creamy so it doesn't glide onto the skin smoothly. It's hard to get a lot of product on the skin, because it's so dense. It also only has 3 shades. I do think this product covers up small little blemishes or outbreaks on my face, but I would only use it on a small part of my face. It looks a little cakey, and I wouldn't recommend it for dry skin, just because I found it hard to apply. I had to press very hard on my face to get more product to come off, but for only $2.27, I think the concealer is great for covering up a pimple or blemish here and there. 

Thanks for reading!

Disclaimer: All thoughts, opinions and photos are my own :)

Animal Cruelty Free Drugstore Makeup ♡

Now that I've started researching animal cruelty free makeup products, I've noticed that they are more expensive than other makeup products. There also aren't many drugstores brands that sell animal cruelty free makeup, so usually you have to buy from expensive brands. I have found a few makeup brands that are from the drugstore (so they're less expensive!), and I have listed some below. I wish there were more big drugstore makeup companies that were animal cruelty free, but sadly there isn't a large variety. I hope you enjoy and find this post useful when you are shopping for new makeup products at the drugstore! ♡

Concealer- NYX HD Concealer
Powder Contour Bronzer- Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer
Eyelash Curler- NYX Eyelash Curler
Gel Eyeliner- NYX Eyeliner Smudge
Eyeshadow Palette- Sonia Kashuk Eye Couture
Eyebrow Pencil- NYX Microbrow Pencil
Makeup Brushes- Sonia Kashuk Brush Set

Thanks for reading!

Disclaimer: All thoughts, opinions and pictures are mine :)

Animal Cruelty Free High End Makeup ♡

Here is a list of high end makeup that is animal cruelty free, which means these companies don't test on animals. You can buy most of these makeup products at Sephora or Ulta Beauty. I'm going to post an animal cruelty free drugstore makeup list later! It's very hard to find brands that are very good quality, but also well regarded, that are animal cruelty free. Most big beauty brands still test their products on animals, or their parent company tests on animals, in order to sell in foreign markets. I hope this helps if you're looking for high end makeup products that don't test on animals! ♡

Powder Contour Bronzer- NARS Bronzing Powder
Brushes- Sigma Travel Kit
Eyelash Curler- NARS Eyelash Curler
Eyeshadow Palette- Too Faced Natural Eyes Neutral

Thanks for reading! 

Disclaimer: All thoughts, opinions and photos are my own :)

Product Review: Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation with Comfort Serum

Hello everyone! I went to Target about a month ago and bought the Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation. I used the Cartwheel app to find a coupon that saved me 10% on my purchase, so I only paid $5.59 instead of $6.99. Rimmel London's makeup is not animal cruelty free, meaning it's tested on animals. I just recently started researching animal cruelty free beauty products, and I've decided not to throw away my old beauty products that aren't animal friendly, but to buy more products in the future that are animal friendly. I bought this foundation awhile ago, before I realized Rimmel still tests on animals. I hope you find this product review helpful!

This foundation claims to be full coverage and enriched with a comfort serum that provides instant, perfect coverage all day. It also says is supposed to be sweat, heat, humidity and transfer proof for up to 25 hours. It has a SPF 20 too, to protect skin from sunburns. I use the shade 203 in True Beige.


Just for reference, I have combination skin. In the Winter, it has a lot of dry patches and I need to moisturize it a lot. In the Spring and Summer, my face gets pretty oily with few dry patches. It's been cold where I live, so my face has been very dry recently. I would definitely recommend using a moisturizer with this foundation if you have dry spots on your face, because it tends to cling towards dry areas. I would also use a primer to blur out any imperfections, because the foundation wouldn't apply smoothly without it. If you have dry skin, you should use a sponge instead of a brush or your hands to apply this foundation, so that it won't irritate your dry skin and look cakey. 

I would definitely recommend this product more for people who have oily skin, because it will apply smoother and will stay in place all day. I think this would also be a great product for the Spring and Summer time, because it has SPF in it, and it won't move around from sweat or heat. I wore this foundation during my basketball game a few weeks ago, and I noticed that it stayed in place, and looked great! It is also a high coverage foundation, so it will cover up any acne, blemishes or redness. It's not super runny, or thick, and it doesn't feel like you're wearing a full coverage foundation on your face. I haven't tried the foundation on for 25 hours, because I always take my makeup off at night before I go to bed, but i would definitely say that it lasts at least 12 hours.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you learned something useful!

Disclaimer: All thoughts, opinions and photos are mine :)

Happy Valentine's Day! ♡

I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day and got to spend time with their friends, families and loved ones! ♡

I'm really excited to read Pride and Prejudice! I am reading Sense and Sensibility right now, and I'm really enjoying it! I am also looking forward to to trying out this Andalou Naturals facial moisturizer. I've been needing a new moisturizer, and this one is animal cruelty free and vegan! I think I am going to start only wearing and using beauty and makeup products that are animal cruelty free. I looked up a list of what makeup brands still test on animals, and it was surprising to see how many big makeup companies still do.

Thanks for reading!

Disclaimer: All thoughts, opinions and photos are mine.

How and Where to Shop for Inexpensive Shoes

Here is a list of some of my favorite online and in-store shoe stores, as well as how to shop for shoes, so you can get the best deals!

Inexpensive Stores

-DSW (www.dsw.com)
-Nordstrom Rack (www.nordstromrack.com)
-GoJane (www.gojane.com)
-LuLus (www.lulus.com
-T.J. Maxx (www.tjmaxx.tjx.com)
-Forever21 (www.forever21.com
-6pm (www.6pm.com)
-Poshmark (www.poshmark.com)
-Mercari (www.mercari.com)
-H&M (www.hm.com)

Tips for Shoe Shopping

-If you know you want to buy shoes from a website, you can sign up for their emails, and that will usually either give you a discount code or free shipping.

-Use your phone as a calculator, and calculate all the discounts of your shoes and the total cost of them, while you are shopping.

-Look at the back of stores, where the clearance or sale section is.

-Refine the price filter on your shoe searches on websites, so your only looking at shoes that are in your budget.

-If you are in-store, make sure to try the shoes on, because no matter how inexpensive they are, if they don't fit, then you're really not saving any money.

-If you are online, make sure to read the reviews of the shoes you are buying to make sure you are ordering the right size and to see how the quality of the shoes are.

-Don't buy something just because it is inexpensive; Make sure you will actually wear the shoes.

-If you like a pair of really inexpensive shoes, then try looking for them on a website that sells new and old clothes and shoes, such as Poshmark or Mercari. You can usually find the shoes cheaper and in very good condition or even new! I have bought things off of this website before, and you can money off your purchase with my referral code! You can get $10 at Poshmark using the code BUWHM, and $2 at Mercari using the code QRNMHB!

-If you buy shoes during their off-season (ex: sandals in Winter) then you can usually find them on sale.

Thanks for reading! Click here to read my inexpensive shoe haul to see how I saved over $100! I hope this helped you!

Disclaimer: All thoughts, opinion and ideas are mine

Superbowl 50- Essentials & Tips for Throwing a Superbowl Party (Panthers & Broncos)

Here are some really fun home decor things and food ideas if you are throwing a Superbowl 50 party in favor of the Panthers or the Broncos. I'm also going to give you some DIY ideas! Make sure to check out my Superbowl Outfit & Makeup Looks post too! Have a fun Superbowl Party!

Panthers Party

Broncos Party

-You can make football themed email invitations to invite your friends and family. I always use this website to make them, because it's free to use! http://evite.com

-To make pennant banners to hang up on your wall for free, just search on Google free printable Superbowl banners. Then you can print them out and hang them up on a piece of string. You can also cut out diamond shapes on a piece of construction paper that is the color of the team you are rooting for. Fold the diamond in half over string to make a pennant shape!

-I suggest buying a bunch of paper cups, napkins, utensils, balloons and other decorations from Party City, because they are super inexpensive and have a wide variety of things there for the Superbowl. http://partycity.com

-Instead of just having a regular bowl of chips, popcorn, or pretzels, you can make it more festive by buying M&M's and adding them in. If you are a Panthers fan, then you can mix in blue and brown M&M's, and if you're a Broncos fan, then you can mix in orange and blue M&M's.

-Instead or regular chocolate covered pretzels, you can add black and blue/orange and blue sprinkles. All you need to do is melt some white chocolate, pour it on the pretzels, pour the sprinkles on tops of the chocolate, and then wait for the chocolate to dry. Then once the chocolate is dry, you can shake off the excess sprinkles, and you are good to go!

Those are all my tips! Thanks so much for reading! I hope you have a great Superbowl Party :)

Disclaimer: All thoughts, opinions and photos are mine!

Superbowl 50- Carolina Panthers/Denver Broncos Makeup & Outfit Looks for a Superbowl Party

The Superbowl is almost here, and is the most watched television program in America. It's the Carolina Panthers vs. the Denver Broncos. I'm rooting for the Panthers, and will probably watch most, if not all,  of the game. I'll probably regret that decision when I have to wake up at 5:45 the next morning! Here are some makeup and outfit looks if you are going to a Superbowl party or if you just want to rep your team spirit while watching the game!


Carolina Panthers

Denver Broncos

Thanks for reading! I hope you got some inspiration for what to wear tomorrow! May the best team win :)

Disclaimer: All thoughts, opinions and photos are mine.

5 Outfit, Hair and Makeup Looks & Essentials for a Valentine's Day Date

A bunch of people really liked my Valentine's Day series, so I decided to continue it! Here are 5 different looks that are perfect for date nights, but you can always just wear these looks out with your friends! I hope you enjoy :)

Look 1: Casual Movie Night

This is a nice, comfy and casual outfit to wear if you're going to have a move/pizza night at someones house. This look is super easy and makes you look a little more put together than just leggings and a t-shirt. You can keep your hair simple with a messy bun or a messy side braid. You can also keep your makeup look simple by using neutral colors, like these ones from the Urban Decay Naked basics palette and a BB cream, which won't make you feel like you have a bunch of face makeup weighing you down. You can put on a swipe of pink lip gloss and a spritz of this clean smelling perfume, and you're all set!

Look 2: Fancy Dinner

This is definitely my favorite outfit, because the dress is super pretty and flowy. You can add a white cardigan over the dress if it's colder where you live. It's pretty warm where I live right now- it got to 70 degrees today! For your hair, you should curl it in loose, bouncy waves, and then spray in some texturizing spray. (click on tutorial). You can make your makeup look a little bolder since the outfit is simple, by adding a gel liner, a volumizing mascara and a darker eyeshadow to define your eyes. Keep the lips simple by adding a nude pink color to them, and then apply a heavier foundation to your face, since this is a fancier outfit, and you might want a little more coverage.

Look 3: Picnic and Stroll

This is a perfect outfit for a picnic and a nice stroll in the park. This look is very girl and incorporates a lot of baby pinks and golds. I would wear your hair in a half-up, half-down, and then curl the pieces that are down. You can make your eyes stand out more by adding on gold eyeshadows and adding a wing to your eyeliner. 

Look 4: Formal Dance

This look is for a formal dance, and is very glamorous. You can straighten your hair or really do any hairstyle you want with this dress. Instead of putting on false lashes, you can try the Too Faced mascara kit that claims to make your mascara look like you have fake eyelashes on. This is good if you are dancing a lot, because you don't want to worry about your false lashes sliding off or getting messed up. You can also bring some powder and bobby pins in your clutch to the dance. I think a smokey eye would look good with this outfit and would glam up the look. You should also apply a long-wearing foundation, because you will be out for a long time, and you don't want your foundation to move around or your face to look oily. 

Look 5: Movie Date/ Night Out on the Town

This is a good outfit is you are going out to the theater or if you are having a night out on the town. It's casual, but you can also dress it up with your makeup. Any hairstyle would look good with this outfit. You can add a dark lipstick and some darker eyeshadows to make your makeup stand out. Also, adding a contouring bronzer to your face can add shape to your face. 

Thanks for reading! I hope you make some great Valentine's Day plans with either your friends or a special date!

Disclaimer: All thoughts, ideas and opinions are mine.

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