Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving outfit ideas

A dressed up outfit that is cute, but will also keep you warm. Great for dinner with the boyfriend's family.
A casual outfit that is still a little dressy. This is perfect for dinner with family or at your best friend's house.
Casual, yet still in style. This is the outfit for dinner with family (and the football game afterward).

Monday, November 25, 2013

Too Faced Matte Eye Collection with Swatches

From left to right: Tufted Suede, Chinchilla, Coffee Bean, Velveteen Bunny, Pebbles, London Fog, Fresh Linen, Vintage Violet, Midnight

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sweater Weather Tag

I've seen the Sweater Weather Tag all over YouTube and I decided it would be fun to do it here on the blog. I am using the questions from missglamorazzi's channel. Hope you enjoy and I tag any of you who have a blog or YouTube channel to do this as well.

1. Favorite candle scent:
I am currently loving the Mainstays Apple Pumpkin candle I picked up from Walmart. We use a candle warmer and each time I turn it on I get excited to have this scent fill the apartment. It smells so much like fall to me. I love it.

 2. Coffee, tea or hot chocolate?
When the weather starts to cool down, I love a warm mug of hot chocolate. Sometimes I mix in two packets with milk to make it extra chocolatey.

3. Best fall memory you have:
It only took moments to answer this one. My favorite fall memory is marrying my best friend. We were married among the beautiful fall colors. I will never forget that day.

4.Which makeup trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner?
I love dark lips for fall and winter. My only challenge is making sure my lips stay moisturized in the cooler temperatures.

5. Best fragrance for fall?
Victoria Secret's Midnight Dare. The fragrance has notes of raspberry and sandalwood that create a warm and fruity fragrance that I love to wear this time of year.

Victoria's Secret Hydrating Body Lotion

6. Favorite Thanksgiving food.
It's so hard for me to decide so I'm picking two: Cranberry Sauce and Green Bean Casserole
These two foods make Thanksgiving complete for me. Yum!

7. What is autumn weather like where you live?
I live in the mountains in Virginia and fall can be a little moody. So far we have had a mostly mild fall (50s to 60s), but every once in a while it will dip into the 40s and 30s.

8. Most worn sweater.
I love this sweater from Victoria's Secret I purchased last year. It's so soft and cuddly.

9. Must-have nail polish this fall:
I'm really loving OPI's In the Cable Car Pool Lane this fall. You can click here to see my recent review.

10. Football games or jumping in leaf piles.
I love a good football game in the fall. Give me a team to cheer for and I'll go all out.

11. Skinny jeans or leggings?
I love skinny jeans, tucked into riding boots with fall-colored socks peaking out.

12. Combat boots or Uggs?
If I had to choose, I'd go with Uggs, even though I don't own any.

13. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?
I do enjoy the pumpkin spice flavor, but I'm not so sure it's worth all the hype that is put into it. What I really love during this time of year is the Caramel Apple Spice drink from Starbucks. They are non-caffeinated, but SO yummy.

14. Favorite TV show:
It seems as if most of my favorite shows are on hiatus for the moment, but I'm excited for the return of Downton Abbey on PBS in January.

15. What song really gets you into the fall spirit?
Skinny Love by Bon Iver

I'm holding a giveaway! (Closed)


Exciting news! I'm holding a giveaway! As some of you may know, I've decided to no longer sell mark. and Avon products. However, I have full size and sample products that need a good home. I want one of my lovely followers to win this prize.
The prize includes:
1. Skin So Soft Aroma Therapy Energizing Hand Lotion
2. Clearskin Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask
3. mark. Gift of Gab Phone Case (in gold sequin finish)
4. Mega Effects Mascara
Plus samples of eyeshadow, lotion, blush, skin care and perfume.
All the details and rules are below. Good luck!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Polished Up: OPI's In the Cable Car Pool Lane

First, I want to thank everyone who chimed in on Facebook about which polish I should review next. I love hearing your feedback and what you'd like to see.
Today's polish is OPI's In the Cable Car Pool Lane. This beautiful plum shade is from the San Francisco collection for fall 2013. This color is perfect for this time of year and I really enjoy it.
The look above took two coats to apply. When I applied the first coat everything went on smoothly, but on some of my nails (mostly on the other hand) the second coat gave a streaky appearance. I tried to smooth it out with my top coat but it didn't help. If anyone looked at my nails they probably wouldn't notice because the color is so deep. It's just that I know it's there.
I think this polish is great for fall and also for the upcoming winter. I definitely will wear this more through the seasons (I just have to figure out how to keep any streaks away).
Thanks again to all of you who commented on my last post.