Lets just take a moment to appreciate male fashion…because whats better than a well dressed man?
If only my boyfriend would let me dress him all the time!!
Sweet baby jesus, has there ever been a specimen more perfect than Blake Lively? No, there hasn’t. And I challenge any of you to find otherwise. Go ahead. I have plenty of time…find a more perfect sample of the female persuasion. IT DOES NOT EXIST.
Also, its not even fair how versatile her style is. She can rock any outfit, and style, any trend and look better than everyone else. Legs for days, a glorious head of blonde locks, full lips, and a body you know she works out daily for. The chick has it all, and looks fabulous while she does it.
But lets talk about Serena for a moment, the ultimate bad girl. The trust fund baby who isn’t afraid of a good time. I find her to be a badass all around…with a fashion sense to kill. I absolutely love her wardrobe on Gossip Girl. To be honest, one of the main reasons I started watching was because you guys mentioned you get a lot of inspiration on the show (just like Pretty Little Liars). I love how they accessorize Blake’s character, chunky bracelets, boots, hats and statement rings and necklaces. I love that her character plays with different textures and mixes seemingly vintage finds with trendy pieces.
I just really love her. Thats what i’m trying to say. Can you blame me? Wouldn’t we all love a slice of her closet? *sigh*
Today I have a Valentines Day inspired “Face Of The Day” to share with you! I finally finished my makeup no buy, and I may have done a bit of shopping! Part of my haul includes some tarte products I am currently obsessed with. Tarte has really taken the beauty blogger world by storm, and its no surprise! I picked up their limited edition Be MATTEnificent palette (last one at Ulta- SCORE!) and a 12- hour Amazonian clay blush. Oh, the smell of new makeup! Who doesn’t love it?!
I’ve been playing around with my goodies for some time now, and I have to say, they are quickly becoming Holy Grail products. It comes with the perfect collection of matte shades to compliment any skin tone, all with the guarantee of beautiful color pay off. Silky smooth and creamy, the shadows spread like butter and have the same staying power with or without the use of an eye primer (total plus). I absolutely love that they aren’t the typical brown matte shades, instead a great mix of cool and warm mauve/purple/pink type shades. As a lover of matte, neutral browns this palette has really turned me around. I love that it comes with 2 shades that double as liners in black and brown. Mixing the black and brown liner shades are perfect to fill in my brows and work beautifully as a soft, smooth eyeliner.
And can we just take a moment to talk about the gorgeous packaging? I almost didn’t want to touch it, it’s so pretty! It looks like an amethyst crystal. Sleek, chic, and incredibly sturdy it fits in all of my makeup bags. The Be MATTEnificent palette is so versatile…in so many ways. Its perfect for my daytime work appropriate looks, for Adele inspired pin-up looks, and sultry smoky eyes.
1. “Sand Out From the Crowd” – warm beige with a hint of yellow tone, I would say this is
the warmest base color in the palette
2. “Peach for the Stars” – pale neutral peach
3. “Two Plums Up” – cool, rich deep purple
Middle from left to right:
4. “Pink Outside the Box” – pale cool baby pink
5. “Rose to the Occasion” – cool pink hued mauve/taupe
6. “View from the taupe” – cool grey/brown taupe
Bottom left to right (eyeliner shadows):
7. “Dream in Chocolate” – dark chocolate brown
8. “Don’t Stand Black” – black
Far Left Blusher:
elevated – neutral rosy taupe
I also picked up Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in the color “Glisten”, which is a gorgeous coral/peach type color with gold speckles. The gold specks catch the light and make for an amazing highlight on your cheeks without looking frosty. Its incredibly pigmented, so a little bit goes a long way. But lets talk about the staying power. I’m pretty sure I can consider this industrial grade blush, and by industrial grade I mean it lasts all day. Literally, all day. Through a hot Miami day, a night of dancing. It’s survived and conquered everything I’ve thrown at it. 100 points in my book. I always end up carrying my blush with me to touch up through the day and night, but this bad boy needed zero touch ups.
For this look im going to share with you I played around with a smoky eye, perfect for a date night…especially Valentines day! It’s soft and sweet, but still sexy and sultry.
-started with a healthy spritz of my Innisfree green tea facial mist and followed up with my Ponds dry skin moisturizer and EOS lip balm.
- Benefit boi-ing concealer in #1 and #2 (#2 to conceal and #1 to highlight)
- Maybelline FIT me foundation in 120
-Revlon Nearly Naked pressed powder in fair
-Benefit Stay Don’t Stray primer for concealer and eyeshadows.
-Be MATTEnificent palette: “sand out from the crowd” as a starting base and brow highlight. “Peach for the stars” on lids. Mix of “rose to the occasion” and “view from taupe” on crease. “Two plums up” on outer corner. “Pink outside the box” as inner corner highlight.
- I softly lined my eyes with “don’t stand black” from the MATTEnificent palette and went over it with ELF’s liquid eyeliner in black.
- Lined bottom lash line with YSL eyeliner also in black
-filled in brows with using a mix of both eyeliner shades from the MATTEnificent palette. (Perfect combo for my really dark hair!)
-I contoured very lightly using the limited edition blush color in the palette “elevated”
-Benefits They’re Real mascara
- 12-hour blush in “glisten”
-L’Oreal Color Riche lipstick in “fairest nude”
-Revlon lip-gloss in “Supernatural”
That’s all for now everyone. I hope you enjoyed this post and got some inspiration for Valentines Day!
I love the folks over at influenster and the awesome VoxBoxes they put together. This time, they partnered up with Sally Hansen and sent out 3 amazing nail polishes! They were absolutely correct when they called them knock outs. These polishes are rad, and I’m totally obsessed. The colors I got were Jaded (currently on my nails), all fired up (red) and pat on the black (deep purple).
Straight from the Sally Hansen website:
The formulas for these nail polishes are great. Easy to apply, thick and fast drying. They’re pretty opaque for the most part, minus the color Jaded…which needed about 3 coats to get the coverage you see in the photo. For the sake of this review I only used the polish alone, no base or top coat. I was impressed with the quick dry time, even with how thick it is, it didn’t take long at all to set. I’ve had my nails painted for about 3 days and no signs of chipping (miracle for me). They advertise a minimum 10 day wear so lets see how the rest of the week plays out!
The packaging is super heavy duty with thick glass and the brush is squared and flat (think foundation type brush). This makes application a breeze for me, and its definitely a huge plus.
I love the colors I was sent, and I’m definitely looking to pick up more colors soon. Because you know you can never have too many polishes!!! You can pick these up at any drugstore (Walmart, Walgreen’s, ulta, target, rite aid, CVS, Kmart) they retail for about $6-$7.
All in all, I most definitely recommend these. Such a great quality product for a bargain when compared to its high end counterparts. The finish really reminds me of the sleek and opaque Butter London polishes.
Have you guys tried these yet? What colors do you like?
Thanks for reading!
Disclaimer: these products were sent to me for review/consideration by influenster and sally Hansen. I am not being compensated in any way. I only post about products I enjoy using, and I don’t post products sent to me that I don’t like. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog!!
1. Websites make me scroll down farther to get to my birth year.
2. I still remember VHS, and the struggle of having to rewind.
3. I graduated from high school 7 years ago (whoa.)
4. It took me months to learn what “ratchet”, “twerk” and “basic” meant.
5. Angelica from the Rug Rats would also be 25. Crap.
6. I still remember when MTV was actually music television. Oh, the good old days
Bonus- saying “the good old days”
7. Children learn to use tablets and phones faster than I do.
8. Sometimes the music is too loud.
9. I have to pee more often at night. (Seriously, what’s up with that?)
10. Teenagers call me “ma’am” and “lady” at work.
11. Jackass seems dangerous to me now. (why did I even make those copy cat videos?!)
12. All those calories are starting to catch up to me. (I’m looking at you, late night taco bell runs!)
13. Zack Morris isnt in high school anymore.
14. Flower print shorts and jelly sandals are considered vintage. Ouch, thanks 1994.
15. Speaking of the nineties, 1990 was 20 years ago.
16. In a few years, Nsync will be 20 years old.
17. Nap time is exciting, and welcome.
18. I’m getting the Rogue streak.
19. House decorating is an exhilarating new hobby.
20. I realized I need to use an under eye cream.
Getting older sucks, but I suppose it has its perks…sometimes.
I haven’t shown off my kitty Sinatra since my august favorites video. She’s gotten so big its crazy! She keeps on growing! She’s already bigger than my 6 year old Silky Terrier. She’s still sweet as ever and so playful. I adore her, even when she constantly wakes me up at 5am (on the dot) for loves and cuddles. If you follow me on instagram, then you have seen these already lol
I can go on all night with photos of her, but I will spare you all. As you can see, she loves my lap top. Most likely because it gets really warm. She also likes to try to catch the mouse on screen lol. I don’t know if your pets do this, but she will also lean on my shoulder and watch YouTube videos or TV with me. I think she enjoys the movements? I don’t know… Cats are weird. Anyway, she’s currently grooming herself before bed. I should probably go to sleep now -.-
I’d love to see your pet posts! Have one? Link it!
That’s all folks!
Tiny T & Sinatra
Really, this should be titled “accidental galaxy print and how to kill your grass in a few hours”….but you know, whatever.
So I had a bit of a closet purge and decided to get rid of some old shoes. You know how it works, you purge then you shop and start the cycle all over again. I had myself set on buying some white converse, since I wear my navy blue ones so often and they are getting pretty haggard at this point. I’ve had them for years and they have served me well. I figured I could get even more wear out of white ones. There was a dilemma of course, I didn’t want to shell out 40 something bucks for converse. How have they gotten so expensive? Anyway, that’s when the idea dawned on me…bleach your old ones and give them new life! Excellent idea, Thalia! *pats self on back*
This was probably one of the easiest things I have ever done, and it worked incredibly well. All you need is some bleach, an empty spray bottle, and your old kicks!
That’s all you need for materials. I picked up a small bottle of bleach at Walgreen’s for under $2. I found an empty spray bottle under my sink (any sort of bottle with a spray nozzle is fine, just clean it before hand).
These are my babies before their much needed makeover.
All you need to do is pour the bleach into your spray bottle and dilute it a bit with water. On the first shoe, I used one part bleach to two parts water.I realized that wasn’t quite strong enough, so I just added a crap ton more bleach.
Once you have your spray bottle ready, remove the laces from your shoes and proceed to douse them. I mean, REALLY soak them. I filled up the entire spray bottle, and used everything inside. Just spray away to your hearts content. At one point, I had a puddle of bleach inside each shoe.
Obviously, bleach is strong. Don’t wear dark colors or any clothing you don’t want ruined. You also might want to wear gloves if you have sensitive skin because your hands might get wet. I took absolutely no safety measures because I like to live dangerously. (Not really). Dont do this on a surface you don’t want your mom to yell at you about ruining. I did this outside for the sake of not having the fumes kill me. I also did this on my grass, and my grass is a total bro for taking one for the team. RIP grass, you were green and stuff.
This was after the entire bottle had been sprayed. This is also where the accidental galaxy print comes into play. It took about 20 minutes to spray everything and really make sure everything was evenly soaked. You can already see it lightening.
I really liked this accidental “galaxy” thing that happened. How it got there was pretty simple: most spray bottles have nozzles with “settings”. Mine had 2, ‘mist’ and ‘spray’. When I started it was on ‘spray’ and instead of coming out nice and even, it shot out liquid like a water gun. When I realized that I switched to mist to make it easier to cover anything. But if you like this look (I thought it looked pretty cool) just randomly spray your kicks on the ‘spray’ setting to get those splatters. I went ahead and continued spraying everything, but I thought it would be neat to include this for you guys.
This is after a few hours. They turned pink. Almost there!
And here is the final product! I left them outside overnight so the bleach could really soak. The next morning I washed them really well to get rid of any bleach that was left.
That’s it! That’s all it takes. I have almost new shoes and all it took was a grass massacre and $2 for bleach.
Let me know if you guys tried this and tweet me pictures of your shoes @tinyxthalia!
I love you. Yea, you. Not the person behind you, or next to you. Just you. Simple you. You in the morning with bed hair, you when you laugh, you when you cry.
Things aren’t always easy. I know. Trust me, I’ve been there. I know that sinking feeling that comes with thinking you are inadequate. I’m here to tell you to stop. You are enough. More than enough, and I love you just the way you are.
That project you’ve been postponing? Nows the time to get started. The world needs to know what you have to offer. You’re full of ideas, big and small. You’re full of life and untapped energy. Harness it! Take this year by the reigns and make it your bitch. Walk into every room like Beyonce herself pissed glory on you. Your farts? Hell yea they smell like roses.
You are you. And that makes you so lovely. I see love and courage in you, don’t hide it away. You are a beautiful, glowing unicorn. You vomit rainbows and Your laughter is like the joy of a thousand angels. Hell yes you’re majestic.
So what are you waiting for, you majestical horned beast?
Really, what are you waiting for? Don’t be sad. Don’t be mad. You are too beautiful and perfect for that. Crappy relationship? Get out of it. Shitty job? Quit. Feeling fat? Work out.
Let’s do this. Let’s start our lives and be epic.
I am full of love (and tacos) and I want the same for you (even if you hate tacos).
I love you.
I love you.
I love you.
But most importantly, I believe in you. Even if you think no one cares, that no one worries, I do. I don’t know you…but I care.
You’re safe here. And you are welcome to come back to these words whenever you wish. If I could virtually hug you, I would.
Take some light with you.
Much love ♥
Can we just take a second to appreciate how perfectly put together Olivia Palermo’s outfits are? Chick is always on point, always cute, always fresh…and I’ll be lying if I said I didn’t fantasize about her closet on occasion. Lets be honest though, I bet her shoe collection alone is to die for! I love her effortless yet chic style. She always looks comfortable but fashionable…definitely my type! So three cheers for my current, polished style crush…Oh, Olivia <3
-How to tip my waiter
-How to make my bangs do that cute flippy thing (damn you, Emma Stone!)
-Matching my socks. I tried turning this into a fashion statement. Not sure if it’s working.
-Getting around without GPS. Getting lost is adventurous!
-Put on eyeliner without looking like a gargoyle in the process (c’mon ladies, you know my feels: mouth wide open and eyes rolling to the back of your head because of your insane fear of poking your eyeballs out)
-Sleeping with my mouth closed. Its cute when girls drool, right? …RIGHT?!
-Teasing my hair without looking like hair metal reject
-Going to sleep at a decent time. (its currently 3am. Yay!)
-Making a cocktail (because I rather just pour you a glass of whiskey).
I suck at a lot of things. And its totally fine.
No biggie. Do people still say that?