Look of the Day: Rainy Days

Oh, it’s so gloomy today. Blech. That means it’s the perfect day for neon lips and a neon heart sweater, right?

Of course, a rainy and humid day means poofy, frizzy hair. Double blech. Anyone have hair suggestions? At the moment, I just let it air dry and spritzed with leave in conditioner, and used an anti-frizz cream. Somehow I don’t think it’s working.

Makeup Tutorial: Spring Makeup Neon Pop by missglamorazzi

Is this the first missglamorazzi tutorial I’ve done? I think it is! I love her videos so much, though. She was the first beauty blogger I discovered and I literally spent my spring break watching all of her videos and taking copious notes. It’s a little sad how many notes I took.

Anyways, the focal point for this is the neon lips, but personally I’m not sure how I feel about the neon on my face. It could just be that I’m not used to seeing bright lipstick on myself, though. And it’s not nearly as vibrant in the pictures as it is on my face!

Maybe I just need to get used to neon stuff.

Outfit:
Top: Forever 21
Shorts: Faded Glory
Flipflops: Disney World!

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Face:
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream
Nyx concealer stick in Porcelain
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Cream
Hard Candy baked blush in Living Doll

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Eyes:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
Covergirl trio in Shimmering Sands (middle shade)
Covergirl liquiliner in brown
Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara

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Lips:
Mox lip butter in Pomegranate and Fig (Birchbox sample)
Maybelline Vivids in Shocking Coral

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Perfume: Harajuku Lovers in Love

Nail Polish: Sephora by OPI in Miss Bossy Pants (from the Glee collection)

Is there a tutorial you want me to try or a product you want me to review? Ask me here!

Outfit of the Day: Despite My Best Efforts, I Look Like Wednesday Addams

I love this dress. It is adorable and comfy and classy and…it makes me look like Wednesday Addams no matter what I do.

Raurgh.

The braid was a bad idea.

Oh, well. I like this dress anyway. Although I need somebody to tell me how to style it properly.

But then it turned out to be colder today than I planned, and I had to add a cardigan. Boo.

And also…my face is strangely shiny and lumpy. What can I do about that?

Outfit:
Dress: In Record Time dress via Modcloth
Shoes: Target
Cardigan: Express (thrifted)
Leggings: Target

Face:
Covergirl and Olay corrector
Covergirl 3 in 1 foundation
Physician’s Formula Conceal Rx
Physician’s Formula translucent powder
Nyx blush in Pinched

Eyes:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
Almay Blue Eyes palette
Rimmel Scandaleyes liner in Sparkle Black
Maybelline Mega Plush mascara

Lips:
Mox Pomegranate and Fig lip balm
Revlon lip butter in Tutti Frutti

Perfume
: Harajuku Lovers Li’l Angel

Nail Polish: none

Outfit of the Day: Hello, Sweetie

Item one: for the love of mercy, someone teach me how to take pictures. All I hear is “use natural light!” but as you can see…I CANNOT TAKE A PICTURE THAT MAKES ME LOOK LIKE A DECENT HUMAN. So…yes.

I was in a big hurry, so scrunched waves it was for the day. Everything else I just sort of grabbed. I had a yellow belt to match my headband, but the stupid thing has a broken clasp, so my sister let me borrow her beloved Doctor Who belt (with a seatbelt buckle clasp!). I put it on and she stared at me for a minute before going “OH MY GOD YOU’RE RIVER SONG.”

So there we are.

Outfit:
Top: Cole Street Flat Blouse via Modcloth
Skirt: Forever 21 (thrifted)
Shoes: Blowfish Hortons (thrifted)
Headband: eBay
Belt: borrowed from my sister

Face:
Covergirl and Olay corrector
Maybelline Dream BB Cream
Physician’s Formula Conceal RX
Physician’s Formula translucent powder
Physician’s Formula Happy Blush in Natural

Eyes:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barley Branded
Covergirl Shimmering Sands trio
Urban Decay in Last Call
Ben Nye eyeliner in brown
Sephora Electro Glitter Eye Pencil in Copper Electro
Almay Blue Eyes shadow (brows)

Lips:
Fresh Sugar lip balm in Rose

Perfume: Harajuku Lovers Super G

Nail Polish: none! (I need to fix that…still…)

The Ravenclaw Dress

10/29/12

I know this is sacrilege in the name of all the is outfit blogging, but I hate taking my pictures outside. The light is always terrible and unpredictable, and I’ve tried different spots all around my house, and it’s always awful. I want to go back to taking pictures indoors.

This is one of my tried-and-true dresses. Charlotte Russe can be very hit-or-miss, but I love this one. It’s strapless and slides around everywhere on the top now that I’ve lost some boobage, so I always wear it with a tank or a tee underneath. And today it was finally chilly, so I added a cardigan too!

The hair was an experiment. I found the tutorial on Pinterest and played around with it at home, but today was the first time I tried wearing it out. I really liked it, and I got a lot of compliments, so maybe I’ll try it again soon!

Although if I try wearing that hairstyle with last week’s sailor dress, someone needs to stop me.

Also, I watched Coraline with my aftercare kids today, and now I need to be her for Halloween.

Dress: Charlotte Russe
Tank: Target
Cardigan: Old Navy
Leggings: Target
Boots Seychelles Gallium via eBay

Nail Polish: OPI Spiderman Into the Night
Perfume of the Day: Harajuku Lovers Music

What Season Is It Anyway?

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Oy, this outfit. Spring cardigan, summer dress, autumn boots…I don’t know how to dress myself right now! Nashville just can’t decide what season it wants to be. Ordinarily I like wearing summer and spring clothes- it’s so much easier, just throw on a dress and you’re done!- but I have all these cute boots and tights and sweaters I’m dying to wear.

Today was a pretty low-key day- the usual gamut of library, theatre arts class, and aftercare. The only downside? The only movie the aftercare kids wanted to watch was High School Musical. Which they also watched on Monday. Ughhhhhhhhh…I’m bringing different movies next week.

Also, please ignore the fact that my cardigan is misbuttoned. Oops.

Dress: American Eagle
Top: Old Navy
Cardigan: Forever 21 via eBay
Boots: Rack Room Shoes
Headband: Goody’s

Nail Polish: OPI Katy Perry Teenage Dream
Perfume of the Day: Harajuku Lovers G

Today I Am a Peppermint

10/23/12

My mother walked by as my husband was taking this picture and said “so on Tuesdays, you’re a peppermint,” and I laughed. Hence my silly face.

This was a comfy outfit, but it was too hot in the morning and not warm enough in the afternoon. And I ended up changing into shorts and sneakers for rehearsal anyways, so…yeah!

Also, today I had the sock bun, but I kept grabbing at it during rehearsal so I took it down. My kids started laughing because I looked exactly like Merida.

Dress: Carnival You Could Want Dress via Modcloth
Shoes: City Classified
Cardigan: Forever 21 via eBay

Nail Polish: OPI Step Right Up!
Perfume of the Day: Harajuku Lovers G

I Am So Not Punk Rock

10/22/12

The closest I come to being punk is my collection of Fall Out Boy MP3s, which is definitely too mainstream to count.

Never the less, this is a super comfy outfit- important when you’ve had a headache for a week and have to deal with a bunch of noisy kids! I got a lot of compliments on my crazy leggings and my giant cartoon character shoes, which was awesome!

On the downside, I forgot that I was going to church at night, and while it was 81 degrees during the day, it was going to drop to the low 60s-upper 50s at night. I stopped by Target to run some errands and picked up a Converse One Star jacket for 50% percent off, which is super comfy and will probably live in my library for days when I get surprised by Nashville’s crazy weather!

Dress: Forever 21 via eBay
Leggings: Modcloth Budslide Leggings
Shoes: Fluevogs via eBay

Nail Polish: Sinful Colors Frenzy
Perfume of the Day: Harajuku Lovers Lil Angel