Archives for January 2016

01/28/16

Cozy Winter Poncho

I am loving all things winter but when the average temperature in Texas is 60* its hard to sport the heavy duty winter wardrobe. Don’t get me wrong, the mornings are pretty chilly but by the end of the day I am usually warm. I recently found the perfect cape from ASOS  that is amazing and affordable! It keeps me warm in the morning and is super easy to take off by the end of a 60 degree day………AND its on sale for under $25!!! Such a steal!

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I have also linked some similar styles I found that are fabulous!

Grey Black Woman Loose Cape – SheInside $23

Fringe Sweater Cape – Banana Republic $70

Black and Grey Poncho – Lulu’s $48

What are some of your favorite go-to winter pieces? Are you into the cape/poncho style or do you prefer a coat?

Brittany 🙂

 

Brittany
01/27/16

“Get-to-know-me” Beauty Tag

Happy hump-day friends!!!! Or as I like to call it “Wine Wednesday”

I have seen this tag/post from so many bloggers that I decided to do a “get-to-know-me” post since it has been awhile. So here is my fashion/beauty side in a nutshell 🙂

  1. What is your natural hair color?
    • Dirty blonde – I get highlights every 3-4 months (at least I try to)
  2. How often do you wash your hair?
    • Depends how cute I want to get the next day. I wash it at night and let it air dry but I wake up looking like a mop.
  3. Do you wear the same style every day or change it?
    • My hair is naturally pretty wavy so its either going up in a messy bun or I have to curl it with a wand. If I wake up in a good mood or there are meetings at work, I will curl it to make myself look presentable. It takes about 20 minutes to straighten it so that is more of a weekend look.
  4. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to the salon?
    • I LOVE nail polish so I am usually doing my own to try out different colors but I will go to the salon for special occasions.
  5. How long does it take you do your makeup?
    • 15-20 minutes depending on the status of my son in the mornings… If hes in a good mood then I have no distractions but if hes a screaming animal then its a longer process :/
  6. Do you “collect” makeup or just buy it when you need it?
    • Both. I love seeing makeup reviews and posts from other bloggers of their favorites so I will sometimes go buy them to try out. I am a believer that you can never have too much makeup!
  7. How often do wear false lashes?
    • Never! There are so many mascaras now that add length and volume to your lashes. I dread putting the fake ones on and getting the clue everywhere 🙂
  8. Will you leave the house without make up on?
    • Totally… you gotta give your face a break!
  9. Do you wear makeup when you are home/alone with family?
    • I usually do the makeup routine if I am going somewhere with people I know or to work. If we are just hanging out at home I am makeup free.
  10. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you get up?
    • Depends on the weather or the mood I wake up in… If its freezing outside I am pretty much covered head to toe. My outfits are mostly based around my shoes… And they are usually leopard print of some kind 🙂
  11. How often do you change your handbag?
    • I wish I could afford to change it weekly/monthly but I do have some good quality handbags that last me awhile.
  12. How tall are you?
    • 5’4”
  13. Do you speak a foreign language?
    • Uhhhhh I am embarrased to say no… I know like 3 spanish words and thats sad since my husband is hispanic but I do have 8 years of sign language from school 🙂
  14. Do you read the comments on your posts?
    • Absolutely and I always reply back.
  15. Do you keep a list of products to try as you read other blogs?
    • Oh totally!! I love seeing what other bloggers use and what else is out there. There are tons of skincare and makeup products out there that it is hard to know what to use. Not everything works for me and that is ok but reading new tips or new product reviews is helps me learn what works.
  16. How did you come up with your blog name?
    • I love everything glitz and sparkle!!! I would see so many creative names on Instagram or Bloglovin that I just thought of it… and no one else had the name so I was YAAASSS!!!
  17. What kind of camera do you use for your pictures?
    • Iphone (I am not a photographer but would love a nice camera one day)
  18. What is your favorite color?
    • Teal
  19. What do you love most about winter?
    • Sweater weather, cuddling by the fire, comfort food and perfect running weather!
  20. What’s one product you’re really wanting to try?
    • EVERYTHING!!!!!! I love new recommendations or products that people are passionate about… Leave your feedback if there is a product you really think I should try 🙂

 

I would love to know your fashion/beauty story!

Brittany 🙂

Brittany
01/25/16

Lorac 20th Anniversary Gift Set

Happy Monday!!! How is it already the last week of January?!?!… I hope all my friends up north are not buried in the snow! We are muggy, rainy and a little warmer than normal here in Dallas. Personally, I would rather have snow than this but then again no one can drive in the snow in Texas!!! I am back with another makeup review and it is for one of my favorite brands.

If you know me then you know I am obsessed with lipstick!! For Christmas, I received an amazing gift from a friend that made me pretty much piss my pants when I opened it….. The 20 piece Lorac 75th Anniversary Gift set!!! This limited-edition MUST-have contains 20 Alter Ego Lip products: 10 Alter Ego Lipsticks (7 of which are new shades!) and 10 matching Alter Ego Lip Glosses. Housed in a deluxe leatherette keepsake box with a removable tray, as well as a special note from celebrity makeup artist and LORAC founder, Carol Shaw. Like, this thing is amaze!!!!

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The colors range from nude all the way up to a dark wine color. Personally, I love more fushia/hot pink and purples but all of these colors are amazing! Here are the swatches of each color…

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For $75, this thing is a steal especially if you are a lippie queen! I tested my favs and reviewed them for your viewing pleasure 🙂

Pink

Color: “Hot Shot” – fuschia/bright pink shade that brightens up any outfit

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red

Color: “Celebrity” – I like to call this the T-Swift classic Red 🙂

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Color: “Dominatrix” – This is a darker red more like a wine color.. Perfect for the winter! 🙂

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Color: “Free Spirit” – OBSESSED!!!!!!! Y’all… this color is seriously amazing! I never thought I would love a darker neon purple but its the perfect excuse to wear for the winter time. LOVE it!!! The color itself actually looks way lighter than it is when its applied.

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I wore this color for the first time this weekend and everyone asked me the brand and color! The only downside to the lipstick…. it doesn’t last all day. But the color is amazing!!!

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I tested the other colors and they are more of your nude, lighter neutral colors. Being super pale, I do not care for the neutral colors much but they are great for your everyday casual look. I highly recommend this collection to anyone who loves switching up their colors and like to wear a different shade every day!!! 🙂

What are some of your favorite brands of lipsticks? Tones/hues this season?

Brittany 🙂

 

 

 

Brittany
01/21/16

Shoe Fetish Series 1: Mules

Y’all…. I have another obsession this season and its not scarves. Don’t get me wrong, I still wear them everyday but a recent purchase of mine has sparked some madness in my shoe fetish! I am going to start a new blogging series “Shoe Fetish” to get out my anxiety about shoes!!! I have a problem with accessories because I feel you cant ever have too many!!! Here is the first post for my new series…..

Mules have become the go-to shoe for comfort and style. They are backless, usually closed toe, with a high heel of some sort. They are so many different styles of mules to choose from now. I have put together my favorites for this season and linked all details below:

MulesDouble strap Mules:

1Jessica Simpson Leopard Mules – Sold Out! (I looked for these everywhere online and no one has them 🙁 … Should be restocked by Spring)

2Jessica Simpson Beige Mules – $100

3.  Mollie Point Toe Mules – $125

Peep-toe Mules:

4. Tory Burch Raya Mule – $350

5. Calvin Klein Nariss Mules – $109

6. Ara Suede Fringe Mules – $139

Closed-toe Mules:

7. Steve Madden Miilo Mules – $89

8. Woolrich Platform Mules – $88

9. Kimberly Leather Mules– $115

I recently just purchased the Jessica Simpson Beige Mules (#2 pictured) I have gotten so many compliments at work that two of my co-workers actually went out and bought them. They are super comfortable and go with everything! We are having a pretty mild winter in Dallas so they are perfect for the office.

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What are your favorite shoes this season? Styles? Trends?

Brittany 🙂

 

Brittany
01/19/16

January Style

No matter how hard I try, I can not seem to get caught up on work and life. If feels like 2016 has just come rolling in like “wrecking ball” and everything is in fast forward! How are we already in the 3rd week on January…. Trying to keep up with weekly outfits and posts has been a little tough for me. Work is crazy and our lives have not slowed down at all! Here are some of my recent looks I captured from the last couple of weeks:

black n white

Top: Charming Charlies

Black cami: Charlotte Russe

Shoes: Lulus

Coffee Mug: TJ Maxx

running

I took my chiweenie on a run and let me know tell you.. it was way different than taking my lab. He pretty much thinks hes a lab… all rabbits, squirrels and cats were saved my leash!

Top: Academy – this one is sold out but I linked one that is similar and only $12!!!

Leggings: Target

Shoes: Asics

casual

Cardigan: Ann Taylor Loft

Top: Lauren Conrad (Kohls)

Pants: Banana Republic

Shoes: Lulus

 

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Top: Forever 21

Blazer: Francesca’s

Pants: White House Black Market

Shoes: Target

Necklace: Mirina Collections

What are some of your favorite looks for the office?

Brittany 🙂

Brittany