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!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

LUSH 2011 Holiday

I am a huge fan of LUSH's holiday collections and 2011 was definitely not a disappointment!
Here are my top picks from there holiday collection this year.

1. Snow Fairy Shower Gel
This is a yearly buy for me. It is bubble gum and cotton candy scented.

2. Christmas Eve Bubble Bar
Very relaxing! Scented like jasmine and a dash of vanilla.

3. Snowcake Soap
I don't know why, but every time I use this soap it just makes me feel very clean. It is rose and almond scented.

4. Cinders Bath Bomb
Another yearly buy for me. I love crackling effect it does when you drop it in the bath tub. It is scented like cinnamon and oranges.

5. Abombinaball Bath Bomb
Super cute! It is scented like peppermint and vanilla, yum!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Perfect Red Nails Holiday 2011

Red nails are a trend no matter what season or year. I  especially love wearing red nail polish during the holidays. I don't know why, red nails and holidays just click together in my head. Here are my red nail polishes that I will be wearing for the upcoming holidays in 2011.

Essie Fishnet Stockings
When I wear this color I feel like a 1920's starlet. Weird?

OPI Gettin' Miss Piggy With It
This is full of fine red glitters and hex silver glitters.

Deborah Lippmann Ruby Red Slipper
This is a black based nail polish with lot and lots of red glitters.

What reds will you be wearing this holiday season?


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Meow! by Katy Perry

I am a huge Kat Perry fan, but I was not a huge fan of her first perfume called 'Purr'. It was okay, but I didn't smell like anything special. So now her new perfume 'Meow!' is coming out and I am very excited. While I was at Nordstroms yesterday the lady working at the perfume counter handed a little sample of the perfume to me to smell. All I can say is I loved it! It was sweet, but not too sweet. I just really like the scent I think its great for teens and early twenties. The bottle is very childish (not gonna lie), but it goes very well with the whole theme. The perfume is not available in stores yet, but you can preorder it on Nordstroms website.

Honeysuckle, Pear, Musk, Amber, Vanilla


Overall Review: 7 out of 10


Friday, November 18, 2011

NARS Danmari All About Cheeks Palette

The new NARS Danmari All About Cheeks Palette is a limited edition palette featuring NARS blushes, bronzer, and highlighter shades all in one palette. How awesome is that! You know whats even more awesome? The price! One NARS Blush is $27 for 0.16 oz. In this palette the size of a blush is 0.12 oz!

This palette includes:
  • Hungry Heart (highlight)
  • Super Orgasm (blush)
  • Desire (blush)
  • Casino (bronzer)
  • Orgasm (blush)
  • Sin (blush)
This is $65 at Sephora for a limited time only.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Trend Alert: Sequin Clutches

Sequence is a huge trend this year, One of my favorite ways of wearing sequence without over doing it is by adding a sequin clutch. Whether its girls night out or a dinner date, sequin clutches are a cute way to glam up your outfit. Here are a few of my favorites currently available in stores.

1. BCBG MAXAZRIA Sequin Gold Clutch
2. Betsey Johnson Cheetah Clutch
3. French Connection Sequin Clutch
4. BCBG MAXAZRIA Sequin Mesh Clutch
5. GUESS Champagne Sequin Clutch
6. Juicy Couture Bow Sequin Clutch


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Make Your Hair Look Longer

 For most of us, hair grows pretty slow and at a certain point it just doesn’t grow any longer. Here are my tips for faking long hair!
  1. Wear your hair straight: Rather than curled or wavy. Even if you have straight hair you should try this, you'll be surprised how much longer your hair looks.
  2. Don't get layers: If you have layers, you might have trouble making your hair look longer. A lot of people think that if the bottom layer of their hair is still long, they can get layers. Typically, you get layers around your face and not as many in the back of your hair. This will make the back of your hair look long, but the front will appear way shorter when you look at the front layered section in a mirror. Basically, just be careful if you’re considering layers and want to grow your hair our really long
  3. Parting your hair: Take all of the hair behind the back of your head and let it fall to the back. Then take the front pieces on either side of your head that are in the front and pull them over your shoulders so the hair lays down the front of your shoulders. I know it sounds simple, but it really does the trick. If you put all of your hair behind your shoulders, the front pieces will look shorter. And if you pull all of your hair to the front, the hair from the back will look shorter.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Haul: OPI Nail Polishes

This is my first ever haul on my blog! I know a lot of other ladies do this on their blogs, so I just wanted to try it on mine. This is just a small haul over the nail polishes I purchased earlier today.

This first color is OPI Gettin' Miss Piggy With It from the Muppets Holiday 2011 Collection. I love this color! I think its perfect for the holidays. It has micro red glitters and medium sized silver hex glitters. 

This next shade is OPI I Eat Mainely Lobster from the Touring Americas Fall 2011 Collection. I saw this and instantly feel in love! I think no girl can have too many pink nail polishes. Wouldn't you agree?

P.S- Let me know if you guys like these haul posts. 


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Perfect Red Lips for The Holidays

Red Lips are a huge trend among celebrities and on the runway. They are always a trend for the holidays. Are you brave enough to wear them this holiday season? Here are a few of my favorites to achieve a gorgeous red lip look plus step by step instructions.

The Steps
1. Moisturize your lips with lip balm.
2. Line your lips with lip liner.
3. Apply your lipstick.
4. Add on a lip gloss. (Depending on if you want a matte or shiny look)

The Favorites
Lip Balm: EOS Sweet Mint, Nivea A Kiss Of Milk & Honey, Burt's Bees (CVS/Walgreens)
Lip Liner: MAC Cherry, NYX Plush Red, Revlon Colorstay Red
Lipsticks: MAC Russian Red , NYX Electra, Revlon Really Red
Lip Gloss: Urban Decay Redlight, Stila Lip Glaze Raspberry, Revlon Colorburst Fire


Friday, November 11, 2011

Trend Alert: Gold Jewlery

Gold jewelry is a huge trend for this winter. I have been seeing it on many celebrities, TV shows and magazines. I highly recommend that next time you go shopping definitely pick up a piece of gold jewelry. Something like a ring, watch, necklace, bracelet or a pair of earrings. Here are some inspirations on how to style gold jewelry.


Monday, November 7, 2011

The Perfect Skincare Routine

There are five skin categories normal, dry, oily, combination and sensitive.

Normal: Skin tends to be even with a few blemishes here and there, not many problem areas.
Dry: Pores are small and tight. Is prone to blotches, dry patches and ashiness.
Oily: Pores are often large and skin is more prone to blemishes and excess shine.
Combination: The cheeks are dry, the T-Zone area is oily.
Sensitive: Skin is easily irritated therefore more prone to an uneven skin tone.

After you have figured out you skin type, it is time to choice products that work well with your skin.

For Normal Skin: People with normal skin can use any type of cleanser since your skin doesn't have much problem areas.
For Dry Skin: It's best to use creamy cleansers because it won't strip the face from essential oils.
You may also benefit from wiping off instead of rinsing off because water can dry the skin out even more.
For Oily & Combination Skin: It's best to stick with gel cleansers because it's lighter in consistency and removes excess oil/dirt best.
For Sensitive Skin: Try avoiding cleansers that contain alcohol and fragrance so it won't irritate your skin.

For Normal Skin: Use a non-alcoholic toner so it doesn't strip your face from oil.
For Dry Skin: Use a hydrating, non-alcoholic toner to moisten the skin. Milk toners are great for dry skin.
For Oily & Combination Skin: I recommend astringents because they help remove dirt, excess oil and impurities.
For Sensitive Skin: Use a non-alcoholic, soothing toner.

For Normal Skin: Any type of moisturizer will work best.
For Dry Skin: Creamy moisturizers work best because they help the skin to lock in moisturize better.
For Oily & Combination Skin: Gel moisturizers work best because they won't make the skin feel greasy.
For Sensitive Skin: You could use fragrance-free cream based moisturizers or lotions.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

OPI Nicki Minaj Collection

I'm huge nail polish addict and I'm obbessed with Nicki Minaj's music. So when I heard OPI and Nicki Minaj in the same scentece, I might of had a mini panic attack. When I saw the colors I really went crazy.

                                                Metallic 4 Life                            Pink Friday

                                               Did It On 'Em                                Save Me
                                                                             Fly                                 Super Bass Shatter

This collection will be realesed January 2012.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dolce & Gabbana The One

The first time I smelled this perfume was when I was twelve years old. Obviously I didn't end up buying this perfume, but the name always remained in the black of my mind. Flash forward to when I was sixteen, I saw this perfume and instantly remembered how much I liked it. Now I am a proud owner of this perfume for almost two years. This is my go to perfume for special occasions. It is a pretty strong scent, so I wouldn't wear it as a everyday perfume. However, I love this for dinners, fancy events and dances.

Bergamot, Mandarin, Lychee, Peach, Madonna Lily, Muguet, Plum, Jasmine, Vetiver, Vanilla, Amber, Musk


Overall Review: 8 out of 10