Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Casual Boho Outfit and Haul!

Hey guys! Wish spring and summer right around the corner, I've really been getting into the bohemian look. I've been loving everything 70's inspired and that boho-chic look. Basically, I've just been channeling my inner hippie. (or trying too, let's be honest)

I put together this casual boho look with a few new pieces, and a few old pieces. It's perfect for a casual, fun day! One friend described this look as "The hot Velma" (from Scooby-Doo) and the other described it as "the female John Lenon." I don't know if those are good or bad, but they are unique... haha

I've been wanting to get a flower headband, but I haven't found the perfect one yet. So, the "headband" I'm wearing is really just a leather wrap belt. And as we were walking, my best friend found some daisies and just suck one in my headband. We thought it looked cute, so I kept it in! And it lasted all day!

All outfit details are below, as well as a fun video! So keep reading to find out! ;)




























Shirt: Altard State
Shorts: American Eagle
Backpack: Target
Wedges: Target (old, similar here)
Sunglasses: Vintage


I also did a little "boho-inspired spring shopping" so if you want to see all the pieces I picked out,
watch the video below!




I hope you all have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!
XoXo,
Stephanie














Friday, April 17, 2015

Staying in Your Own Lane.


Monday, April 13, 2015

All White + A Pop of Pink | Outfit of the Day


An all white outfit with just a pop of color is a fresh clean look for spring. It's so simple, but it's so eye catching! An outfit like this is also really versatile because you can use these basic pieces as the basics for tons of outfits! You don't have to go crazy to add a pop of color-  I just added a pop of hot pink with my bandeau, bracelet, and lipstick in the same shade. This makes me so ready for summer.



These wedges are so fun! The make me feel like I'm wearing 70's Barbie shoes.




I kept my makeup super clean and natural, and just let the focus be on the pink lips.


Shirt: Vintage
Bandeau: Aerie
Shorts: American Eagle
Shoes: Scarlet Clothing
Glasses: Altrd State
Bracelet: (Exact Dupe Here)
Lips: Maybelline Vivids Fuscia Flash
Nails: Trustfund Beauty Nail Polishes in 'Pre-Nup' and 'Money Shot'

Thank for stopping by!
XoXo,
Stephanie


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Taupe Eyes and Dark Lips | Makeup Tutorial

When it comes to spring makeup, you usually don't think of smokey eyes and dark lip... but ya know what? Sometimes you just gotta break the rules a bit! This look is a soft taupe smokey eye with a dark berry lip. I used my new ESQIDO lashes (click here for my full review) , which added the perfect amount of drama to the look!

Watch the video to see how to:


Products Used:
Smashbox BB eyes concealer
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
Jouer Eye Brightening Primer
Wet n Wild Single Eyeshadow in Brule
Urban Decay Single Eyeshadow in Naked
Girlactik Beauty Eyeshadow in Sultry
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Eyeliner in Black
Maybelline Full n Soft Waterproof Mascara
ESQIDO False Lashes in "Oh So Sweet"
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Opal
Kevin Aucoin Lip Liner in Minimal 
Mac Rebel Lipstick


























Thanks for Watching!
XoXo,
Steph

Friday, April 10, 2015

ESQIDO False Lashes Review

Hey guys! Today I have a review of EQIDO False Lashes for you! ESQIDO was kind enough to let me pick out two of their lashes styles to try out, and see what I thought of them!

They are honestly some of the prettiest eyelashes I've ever seen. The quality is amazing and the styles are beautiful. All of the lashes come with a step by step instruction card, which is great for beginners!


They also come in a gorgeous case, with a magnetic lid. I love this, because it makes them easy to store, and... it looks prettier than the average plastic packaging you'd get at the drugstore. (just a bonus!)

The first lash style I  picked out was "Oh So Sweet"
 They're described as:

"The long flowing locks are evenly criss-crossed along the entire band, with the longest strands concentrated in the middle. With this unique overlapping effect, these mink lashes accentuate your eyes for a natural flutter effect. Cute, sexy, flirty, who says you can't have them all?"


 I think these lashes have a pretty, soft dramatic look. I think the fact the lashes are criss-crossed makes them look more realistic and less "fake." To me, personally they don't give a "natural" look, they give a more glam, look. BUT- they still some how look like they could be my natural lashes. If that makes sense! The day I wore these, several people asked me "are you wearing false lashes? They're crazy long, but I can't tell!"

If that's not what your looking for in a pair of lashes, I don't know what is. ;)

Here's some more pictures of the lashes:




Wearing "Oh So Sweet"
(On the left with lashes, on the right without.)






















The second style I picked out was "Lashlorette".



These are described as:

    With its unique combination of criss-cross and straight strands, these gorgeous mink lashes offer a balanced yet ultra-sexy look. This irresistible pair is a definite must-have in every girl's collection.

    I haven't had a chance to wear Lashlorette yet. I'm actually saving them for prom! They are similar to "Oh So Sweet" but just a little more dramatic. (thicker and more volume)




    As soon as I wear Lashlorette, you'll definitely see them!

    Overall Thoughts:
    • Easy to apply
    • Adds drama, but natural looking
    • comfortable to wear
    • lightweight
    • soft
    • beautiful criss-cross texture

    Would I Repurchase??

    I'm normally not one to spend a lot of money on false lashes. I think they're something you can get away with using more affordable brands, like Ardell, Revlon and Eyellure. I love all of those lashes and think they are amazing quality. BUT! I will say, with the ESQIDO lashes, I could see a difference in the quality of the texture and details in each lash. They are pricy at $38.00 a set, but I think for a special occasion they are worth it. I'll stick to my 5 dollar drugstore lashes for most of the time, but for events like prom, or a wedding, I'll definitely be ordering some more ESQIDO lashes!!!


    Thank you so much for joining me for this review, and a big thank you to ESIDO for giving me the opportunity to try their lashes and share my honest thoughts with you guys. Let me know what you want to see next, and until next time... stay you (amazing.)

    XoXo,
    Stephanie







    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    Leather and Denim Day.


    As we are officially in spring, I felt the need to break out one more dark, and leather infused outfit before it just gets way to hot to wear it without looking crazy (or really, melting.) I was really feeling edgy that day, so I went for a simple leather and denim look with a dark wine lip. It's totally not "springy", but sometime ya just gotta break the "fashion rules!"

    This sheer chiffon top if famine because of the lightness and ruffles, but has an edge from the leather. I paired it with a simple pair of skinnies, black booties, and some statement jewelry. You can switch up this simple outfit so many ways, and it always makes an impact.



















    I like to call these "tyring to look artistic but I can't even with this wind so let's laugh it off"



    Outfit Details: 

    Shirt: LOFT (old, similar here.)
    Booties: Sam Edelman for Target (old, similar here.)
    Necklace: LOFT  (old, similar here, and here.)
    Bracelet: LOFT (old, similar here.)
    Makeup: Tutorial coming soon!

    *I apologize for a lot of the pieces being unavailable, but they're all very easy pieces to find similar alternatives for. :)


    And thank you, again, to my amazing little photographer and Iced Chai Latte date, Kathryn. ;)



    Thanks for stopping by!
    I'll see ya next time! 
    XoXo,
    Stephanie