Saturday, December 31, 2011

What I'm Loving: December

1. Tarte Ring It In Cheek Stain Set- Beautiful colors! Check out my review here.
2. Revlon Lip Butters- My favorite colors are Cupcake & Strawberry Shortcake.

3. Johnson's Melt Away Stress Cream- LOVE! Last month the favorite was the lotion version, this month its the cream. This is much more thicker.

4. John Frieda Daily Nourishment Leave-In Conditioning Spray- Makes my hair so soft!

5. OPI Cuckoo for this Color- Beautiful Green/Blue color.
6. OPI O'Hare and Nails Look Great- Lovely red for the holiday season.

7. Infinity Scarfs- Warm & Stylish!

8. Nutella Hot Chocolate- So yummy! Check out my how to here.

TV, Music && Movies:
9. Switched at Birth- I just started watching this over winter break on ABC family's site.
10. Talk That Talk by Rihanna- I have been listening to this whole album on repeat this month!


Friday, December 30, 2011

My Life: December in Disney

My name is Audrina && this is my life.

Wow! I can't believe the year is coming to an end. It was an amazing year though. My favorite part of the whole year was definitely summer break, but a close second was these last few days that I got to spend it Walt Disney World in Florida.

I've been to Disney Land here in California many times, but never to Disney World. The one in California is about the size of Disney World's Magic Kingdom. Which still leaves Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Downtown Disney, should I go on? Point is that it way over powers Disney Land. I had an absolutely amazing time!

I thought I would share my top 10 favorite rides that I went on.
In no particular order:
  • Tower of Terror (Hollywood Studios)
  • Expedition Everest (Animal Kingdom)
  • Kali River Rapids (Animal Kingdom)
  • Mission Space (EPCOT)
  • Test Track (EPCOT)
  • Soarin' (EPCOT)
  • Splash Mountain (Magic Kingdom)
  • Thunder Mountain Railroad (Magic Kingdom)
  • Space Mountain (Magic Kingdom)
  • Buzz Lightyear (Magic Kingdom)
I also loved seeing the stage shows, holiday parades and of course meeting my favorite characters!


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Kissable Lips For New Years

Want soft, kissable lips for new years? Even if you aren't kissing someone special this year, dry lips are never attractive. So here is a quick way of getting rid of them.

Homemade Lip Scrub
  • Sugar
  • Honey
Mix the sugar and honey together to get a thick pasty consistency. Then apply to your lips like a lip balm. Finally remove with a paper towel or just lick it off!

Lip Balm

Some of my favorite lip balms that help with healing your lips include:
  • EOS Lipbalm (Sweet Mint is my favorite)
  • Burt's Bees
  • SoftLips (Vanilla is my favorite)
  • Nivea A Kiss of Milk and Honey
  • Rosebud Lip Salve 


Monday, December 26, 2011

Kiss Me At Midnight Fashions (New Years 2011)

The year is coming to an end which means the celebrations for New Years are in full swing!You might be staying home with the family, or going to a extravagant ball, or going a masquerade party (Like me! Reasoning the picture above.) or seeing the ball drop in NYC. Whatever your doing you deserve to look fabulous! 
Check out my Polyvore for more fabulous creations and to see which brand these pieces are by!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Trend Alert: Sleek Ponytail

Many celebrities have been seen rocking this new hairstyle lately and honestly its one of the most easiest things ever!

1. Straighten your hair to the point were it is pin straight.

2. Gather your hair at a place where you would like you ponytail. (Keep it higher than usual.) At this point you can either use a brush to ensure the hair on top is tight with no lumps or bumps and sleek or back comb under the hair around the front of your head to add volume (but don’t forget to smooth the top of your hair down after and spray with hairspray to hold in place) then secure your ponytail with a hair elastic.

3. Spray a generous amount of hairspray to hold your style in place.

*** A great tip if you don’t want your hair elastic to showing is to take a small section of your hair and wrap it around to cover the elastic then secure with a bobby pin.


Friday, December 23, 2011

Holiday Nail Glam

I'm on Christmas break now which means sleeping in, no worries about school, hanging out with the family and the holidays! So to get ready for the holidays I love to do fun festive nail designs. Here are a few I found online and I thought I would share them with you so you could get all glamed up for the holidays!

Angel Nails

Holly Nails

Santa's Coat Nails

Reindeer Nails

Present Nails

Happy Holidays!


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Glam Paperself Lashes

Scorpion, deers, seahorses, butterflies peacocks all on you eyes? Sounds crazy, but I company called PAPERSELF makes these amazing false lashes. These lashes are probably not the best thing for everyday wear, but I think they would be great for photos, dances and major events.

Official Description: Like jewelry for the eyes, PAPERSELF eyelashes are designed with intricate patterns inspired by the art of Chinese paper-cutting. Eyelashes blend an element of traditional culture with contemporary design. Each design has a symbolic meaning: Deer & Butterfly (free, beautiful, and sensitive), Peacock (auspicious and lucky days), Peach Blossoms (love is coming), and Under the Sea (secret treasure). The lashes can be cut and combined in various ways for different occasions. Accentuate the corners of your eyes with the smaller lashes for a subtle daytime look, or make a statement with the full lashes for a special occasion. PAPERSELF's innovative lashes have created a whole new concept of eyelashes in the market.

Price: $17-$19
Buy: Sephora
Website: Paperself

Monday, December 19, 2011

Vera Wang Princess Night

Happy Monday Everyone! I can't believe I just said that! I hate Mondays, but this might cheer up your lame Monday: A new Vera Wang fragrance has just launched called Princess Night! It is a more glamorous take on the original Princess.

The scent is described exotic notes of watermelon, berries, jasmine petals, orange blossom and passion rose and vanilla. I think this is different that the original because it has more floral notes to it. However, it reminds me of the original because it still has a sweet base note.

The packaging is absolutely gorgeous! The bottle is still the signature heart shape, but has been encrusted with black and purple glitter and the top crown changed to silver instead of the original gold. Purple is my favorite color automatically making this bottle a new favorite of mine!

$60 for 1.7 oz
$75 for 3.4 oz



Friday, December 16, 2011

Trend Alert: Collar Necklaces + DIY!

Before I get into the Do It Yourself (DIY) instructions, I'm just going to let you know a little bit about this trend. The first place I saw this was on Free People's website and I fell in love with it! As you guys have probably seen bow ties have been a big trend among girls for the past year. I wasn't a big fan of that, but I'm very excited about this trend because I think it is more girly and cute.

Originally Priced from $300- $800. The one I made cost me $6 and it was fun to make!


  • A piece of felt. You can use any color
  • Sequins, beads, studs, pearls, lace or anything you want to decorate with
  •  Ribbon for tying it
  •  Scissors
  •  Hot glue gun
  •  Paper and marker
  1. Make a template with a piece of paper: draw one half of the collar on the paper and cut it out. It should look like a comma. Place it on the felt and trace with a felt marker, then flip the template over so it looks like a complete collar and trace that half too.
  2. Cut out the collar. Don’t cut them separately, make sure the two halves are connected when you cut so you don’t end up with two pieces.
  3. With a hot glue gun glue on whatever you want to decorate with. If using sequins, try to overlap them so as not to leave any spaces. Its easiest to put the glue on the felt in patches then put many on at one time.
  4. Cut two pieces of ribbon of equal length. Flip the collar over and glue them where the collar ends. Make sure they are long enough to tie.
  5. That's it! Tie the ribbon and pair it with any black tee or even a boring sweater to glam it up a bit.

This is the original one I saw on Free People. Then after researching it I found a whole bunch more! Here are some of my favorites!

All original necklaces are made by the brand Dannijo.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Clip in Bangs

Have you ever just wanted to try out a new hairstyle? Something like bangs? Well you can do it with clip in bangs! These are prefect for tricking your friends with and making them think you got bangs or adding a little bit of edge to a look. The best part is you don't have to do anything to your hair like cutting it for this glam look.

These are the HairUWear Clip in Bangs. They have to clips on them that you clip into your real hair. You can use upto a medium heat setting on them. They come in 9 different colors, so you'll find your prefect match easily!

I don't have presonal experiance with these bangs, but they are something that I've been wanting to try. I think I may be getting some this hoilday season. So, I may be doing a full review on these. But I just thought I would let you guys know so that maybe you could add this on to your wishlist or get it for a loved one.

Price: $29


Monday, December 12, 2011

Philosophy Fun in the Frosty Air Holiday 2011

Philosophy's shower gels are probably one of my all time favorite body washes. They just make them so perfectly! If something is called Brownie Batter it will smell like brownie batter, if something is called Carmel Apple it will smell like carmel apple. I think you get my point by now, the scent is dead on to what it clams it smells like! I love their holiday gift sets because you can try out a whole bunch of shower gels. This one is my favorite from all of the sets they released this year. It is called Fun in the Frosty Air.

This set includes:
  • Sugar Plum Frost
  • Fresh Vanilla Frost
  • Ginger Berry Frost
This is $25 on Philosophy's website.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

My Life: Tumblr Obsession

My name is Audrina && this is my life.

This weekend has been so unproductive for me. It all started Friday night when I was bored out of my mind. All of my friends were at a rival school basketball game (which we ended up winning!) and I was at home. Why you may ask? Well, originally one of my friends and I were going to go and see New Year's Eve, but she texted me at 3pm saying that she was super sick and I should just go to the game. Unfortunately my dumb phone skipped over that message (it does that some times) and I didn't end up seeing the message till 5:30pm. I couldn't go to the game because it is out of city, 1 hour away plus traffic. So I spent my Friday night bored at home.

Somehow I got on Tumblr and made an account. I started following people and posting/reblogging pictures right away. I was hooked! (and I still am!) I encourage anyone who does not have a Tumblr to make one!

Make an account: Tumblr 

What is Tumblr? Click here to find out!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tarte Ring It In Set Review & Swatches

Left to Right: Luster, Flawless, Vivid
The Tarte Ring It In Set is a perfect gift to treat yourself or someone you love this holiday season. The set comes with 3 limited edition cheek stains, exclusive to this set plus, a gorgeous gold adjustable cocktail ring! (Forgot to take picture of the ring, sorry!)

Clockwise from top: Vivid, Lustre, Flawless
All of these colors have a slight sheen to them, which it great because it makes your skin look glowy! The color payoff is pretty sheer, especially for Flawless, however Vivid and Luster are more vibrant.  Vivid looks hot fuchsia in the tube, but is much more wearable when swatched. Luster is a color perfect for the girls with medium, olive or dark skin. It gives your skin a very nice natural looking bronze glow. If your fair this color might not be the best for you, unless you use a very slight amount. Luster is probably my favorite out of all of the colors.


Vivid Swatch
Luster Swatch

Flawless Swatch

 The formula of these cheek stains is kind of almost like a gel. It sounds weird, but I love it! You have just enough time to work with the stain as you need before it drys. Also these smell absolutely amazing!

Price: $25 (compared to one full sized for $30 I'd say that's a pretty good deal!)
Buy: Tarte


Thursday, December 8, 2011

OPI Best Of The Best Nail Polish Set

I'm an OPI nail polish addict, so when I saw this set at a local beauty shop I got so excited. This set contain mini versions of OPI top 10 best selling shades. Its the perfect gift for any nail polish lover! Thi set is not avalbile on many websites online, however if you go to beauty store like Trade Secret or Regis you can find it there. Otherwise you can order from Amazon, but be careful because there are many fakes out there!

This set includes:
Tickle my France-y
Bubble Bath

Alpine Snow
Strawberry Margarita
Cajun Shrimp
Big Apple Red
I'm Not Really a Waitress
You Don’t Know Jacques
Russian Navy
Lincoln Park After Dark

Price: $50
Buy: I found it online at ASOS so get it before it sells out!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Madonna Truth or Dare

Madonna is going to be releasing a new fragrance exclusive to Macy’s in April 2012. Madonna says “I have always been obsessed by fragrance and for years wanted to create something personal that was an expression of me but that other people could relate to as well. Something honest, and yet daring, hence the name Truth or Dare.”

Truth or Dare by Madonna will be a floral fragrance with a blend of narcotic florals, addictive woods and vanilla. The bottle is a very classy white with some edgy detail. I for one am very excited about this new fragrance!


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Celeb Style: Taylor Swift Billboard Awards 2011

Taylor Swift looked glamorus in red on friday afternoon at the 2011 Billboard Women in Music Awards. First on the red carpet Taylor wowed everyone and then shetook home the Woman of the Year Award! Her dress is by Oscar de la Renta, pumps by Prada and to complete the look her jewlwery is by Lorraine Schwartz . Instead of her usual curls, Taylor rocked sleek straight hair! Overall I love this look! What do you think?


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sephora Lock Star Hair Kit Holiday 2011

I'm a huge fan of these kits that Sephora puts together called Sephora Favorites because they include best selling products from all different brands in one kit for you to try out. This kit called Lock Star Hair is originally a $59 value but you are getting for 49% off! It is perfect for anyone who loves to try out different hair products. Besides the six luxurious products it also has a nice surprise. A 100 point bonus if you purchase the full sized version of a product!

This set includes:
  • Ojon Ultra Hydrating Shampoo To Go
  • Ojon Ultra Hydrating Conditioner To Go
  • Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner
  • Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum
  • Oscar Blandi Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray To Go
  • Living Proof Hold Flexible Hairspray
This set is $30 at Sephora.


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What I'm Loving: November

I honestly can't believe November is over! It feels like yesterday I just got done with my October favorites. Even November went by fast there is still many products I tried and loved. So here they are, my November favorites!
1. NARS Danmari All About Cheeks Palette- new found love!
2. MAC Cranberry Eyeshadow- wore this for Thanksgiving & got so many compliments.

3. Slatkin & Co. Frosted Cupcakes Candle- My room smelled like this all month! 

4. Johnson's Melt Away Stress Body Lotion- I put this on before bed, it smells like lavender. LOVE!

Nothing to special this month.

5. OPI Gettin' Miss Piggy With It- Go to sparkly red shade.

6. Chunky Sweater- The perfect "I don't care how I look today, but still look cute" look!
7. Cheetah Scarf- Spices up any plain look in an instant.

8.  Special K Red Berries Cereal- This stuff is yummy!
TV, Music && Movies:
9. Breaking Dawn Part 1- Two words. Taylor. Lautner. He is so gorgeous!
10. It Will Rain by Bruno Mars- Soundtrack to my November. 


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My Life: Nonstop November

My name is Audrina && this is my life.

When I say nonstop, I really mean nonstop. November has gone by so fast its insane! From my birthday to hanging out with friends to tons of school work to Thanksgiving, this month has been nothing but jam packed. So for this months my life post I have decided to change this up a bit. I got this idea from a book series I use to read in 7th grade (5 years ago!) called The Clique. The main character would always write current in and outs of her life in her diary and that is what I'm doing today.

Birthday- My birthday was this month! Yay! It was lots of fun & the cake was yummy!
Spending Time With Family- Had so much fun hanging out with family this Thanksgiving!
Breaking Dawn Part 1- Saw this with my cousins love them & love the movie!
Coffee (French Vanilla)- Never been a big coffee person, but ever since I went to my cousin's house I'm hooked!

Car Travel- Adding up all the hours we drove for Thanksgiving break is 22 hours!
Homework/School Projects- I haven't had this much homework all of this year as much as I had this month.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Best of Make Up For Ever Kit Holiday 2011

If you are like me you love buying high end makeup, but you hate the high prices. Kits like these end up being my best friends because they include multiple thing from my favorite high end makeup brand all for the price of one item. This is the Best of Make Up For Ever Kit for this holiday season. It contain 3 full sized products and 3 deluxe sample sized products.

This kit includes:
  • HD Microfinish Powder
  • Aqua Cream in 13 Warm Beige (Full Size)
  • Travel Aqua Eyes in Mat Black
  • Lab Shine in Star Collection S4 (Full Size)
  • HD Microperfecting Primer
  • Smoky Lash Extra Black Mascara (Full Size)
This set is $55 at Sephora.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

My Life: I'm Thankful

My name is Audrina && this is my life.

Happy Thanksgiving! I know I haven't done a my life post since October, but November went by so fast! I can't believe that today is the 25th! So in honor of Thanksgiving I wanted to share with you guys what I am thankful for.

 I love my family so much! I'm at my uncles house right now and my cousin and I are about to go and get ready for the Thanksgiving dinner after I'm done writing this. Seriously thought I love my family. We may go through our tough times, but I know you will be there for me forever!

 This year was a big friendship year for me. I made so many friends! Love you guys!

I know it may sound kind of cheesy, but I'm so thankful for my life. I'm blessed to be living with so many people that love and support me. Those mean people can hate all they want, I don't care anymore because I know I have people who love and support me. Life is honestly great!