Monday, April 28, 2014

Spring Loves

Hiya! Spring is in full force now and I thought I would share some of my favorite spring items! I really love how beautiful everything looks during spring, and how the weather isn't too hot yet, but spring has never been a season I looked forward to. I just love autumn and winter so much! And summer always meant a break from school. This is kind of my way of getting excited!

First up is a spring song! I've been loving 5 Seconds of Summer's song "She Looks so Perfect". It's just a really fun and upbeat song that I recommend you listen to if you haven't already! I don't know much about them despite seeing them open for One Direction twice, but they seem like fun kids and a lot of people love them! Next is a floral candle. The one pictured is perfect because it comes in a gorgeous mint blue color and has the most adorable mason jar packaging. The scent is sweet pea, which is just perfect and refreshing for this time of year. Of course a pastel nail color is essential for spring. I chose my absolute favorite by Essie called bikini so teeny which is just a perfect perriwinkle blue! A great perfume for spring is Chance by Chanel. It's a very light, floral & fruity scent that is really lovely to wear on warmer days. I think this is a quite popular perfume, and for very good reason! Gorgeous sunnies are a must have, and I picked these Dior cat-eye ones. Although, if I owned any brightly colored sunglasses those would probably be my top pick! This Dior creme de rose lip balm is lovely because of the wonderful consistency, the great smell, and because of how effective it is. The smell alone just oozes spring and bright roses! Next up is the Nyx lipgloss in Beige which is another popular product! Obviously, the color is misnamed because this is anything but beige. It's more of a light nude-y pink that would go with just about everything. It also smells absolutely delicious! In spring, you kind of want to stay away from the darker lip colors (almost impossible for me) and this lipgloss is perfect for that! Lastly, is one of my top essentials, the colorful statement necklace! I got this coral one from Forever21 and I can't get enough of it! I just think something like this is perfect to brighten up your outfit. If i'm wearing a black dress I just throw this on and I feel instantly more vibrant and spring-like!

I hope you enjoyed this post! It took a little time to get up but I've finally finished it! Happy spring!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Polish Focus: Butter London Trout Pout!

Happy Easter, friends! I thought I would pay special attention to my new favorite spring polish, Trout Pout! This is one of my first Butter London polishes and it certainly did not disappoint. The application is lovely; it goes on smoothly and neatly and only needs two coats to look its best! Because Butter London is quite expensive, I waited for Ulta to do a two for one offer. If they ever do another I just might have to try a few more colors because I am def impressed! The Butter London names are also adorable! I imagine this is called Trout Pout because it's a salmon-y color?? At first I was a bit apprehensive about getting this color because I thought it would be similar to Essie's Tart Deco, which I already own. Having so many nail polishes I try and be mindful of not getting dupes of what I already have. However, these two colors are almost nothing alike. Yes, they both are coral shades but Trout Pout has a much more pinky tone to it. I think I might even prefer it to Tart Deco. It's not neon but it's quite bright and lively, perfect for spring and summer months. I can only imagine how gorgeous it would look on toes or even with a tan! So, if you're looking for a fresh spring color with a unique twist then I can't recommend this color more! Enjoy your chocolate bunnies and yummy desserts today! :)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Style Icon: Laura Whitmore !

Hello! Being American, I'm not too familiar with Laura Whitmore, but I know that she's an Irish television presenter. I also know that her style is gorgeous. I stumbled upon a picture of her a while ago, and thinking she was quite beautiful with a great sense of style, I followed her instagram. I just love Laura's clean, classic outfits. She always looks so put together and elegant while maintaining an interesting quality to her looks. While looking through photos I noticed that Laura loves to experiment with color and bold prints, which I admire. So hopefully, if you aren't familiar with Laura this post inspires you to go check her out! I hope to do more of these posts in the future! :)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Review: Healthy Sexy Hair

Hi guys! Quick update- my family had been visiting from the UK for the past few weeks so I haven't really had time to get into blogging. We had a great time, took them around LA and Orange County and we all went to vegas together! It was so lovely to catch up with them! But besides all that, I've been trying not to spend money seeing as I currently do not have a job. It's been kind of hard because I see all these amazing things I want to try and let's be honest, my will power isn't that great. So, I'm just going to have to get a bit more creative with my posts! :)

The product I'm reviewing today is the Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Line. you guys, this stuff works. Oh a whim I decided to try Argan oil and saw that (at the time) this Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Nourishing Styling Treatment (wow what a name) was only 10 dollars at Ulta! It's back to being $21.00, and maybe I should have written this review while it was still on sale :/. But I swear it's worth every penny. I use this every night after I wash my hair and before I blow dry it. It smells wonderful, but not too strongly, and doesn't leave any greasy feelings on the hair. This product promises to moisturize, add smoothness, work as a heat protector, protect against damage, and reduce drying time. I've always been skeptical that hair products don't work, but after using this people were actually telling me how nice my hair was and I definitely noticed a difference myself. Most impressive is probably that it actually DOES reduce drying time. My hair takes forever to dry and this reduced my drying time to around 8 minutes. Yes, I timed it. I bought backup of this stuff and will continue to repurchase.

The other product pictured, the Soy Tri-wheat Leave in Conditioner is also amazing. I went back to Ulta and bought this after the Argan oil. This whole line was on sale for $10.00 at the time, and this product is now $17.00. I use this before the argan oil, and it leaves my hair very easy to comb through before I dry it. The soy and wheat are meant to act as detanglers and the coco is supposed to lock in moisture and repair the hair. I firmly stand by this product as well. This also smells wonderful and doesn't feel like you actually have product in your hair which I love. So, bottom line, if you are looking for a new line to give life back into your hair, this is it. My hair honestly looks and feels healthier and I don't really understand what I was doing by not using any product in my hair, but damaging it with heat every day. I also bought the shampoo and conditioner of this line, and those are also amazing. There's no going back after this! I'm a converted soy/argan oil lover!