I love throwing together a relaxed & effortless look for just about any occasion especially when I’m breaking in a few new pieces for my spring wardrobe. This outfit is mixed with both high and low end pieces with lots of neutrals and soft mossy green colored shorts that I could seriously wear day after day because they are so comfortable. I think one of the most important things when I put an outfit together is making sure all of the clothes are easy to wear and versatile enough to style with other pieces, colors, & textures. The top that I’m wearing is my all time favorite white shirt and let me tell you a white tee is ESSENTIAL to any type of wardrobe. It’s one of my closet staples. I wear it with anything and everything plus it’s linen so its really light! Outfit details below.
So if you’ve been living under a rock lately let me fill you in about subscription boxes. They are a once-a-month delivery full of different surprises for whatever your interests may be. There are subscription boxes for make-up, dog treats/toys, snacks, lingerie, etc. I mean seriously.. you name it and there is a subscription box for it. As you can guess I’ve been testing out with different types of beauty subscription boxes such as Birchbox, Ipsy, and so on. When I discovered that Sephora had their very own box I added myself to the wait-list immediately. Several weeks later I discovered I was finally off the wait-list and signed up as quickly as possible. Upon receiving my first box I was more than impressed with all of the items. What stands out the most to me about the Sephora Play box is that they only choose the brands that they carry in their store so you can expect for everything to be higher end. As much as I loved my other beauty subscription boxes there were often times I would be disappointed in the items mainly because I could find them at any drugstore which isn’t a bad thing but you definitely get more bang for your buck when you sign up for Sephora’s box. I’m thinking this will from now on be my beauty subscription box along with my BarkBox subscription box for my sweet fur-children. Read below for reviews and subscribe here. read more
Hopefully everyone remembered to “spring forward” last night. Losing an hour of sleep is not ideal but now we can look forward to longer days and warmer weather! We’ve had a really mild winter here in Atlanta which is making me look forward to spring that much more. I tend to wear a lot of black in the fall/winter months so I’ve recently started trading all my black clothes for white clothes which is what I typically like to wear during spring/summer. If I’m wearing the same color for my top & bottom I normally like to tuck in part of my top to break those pieces up. Warmer weather also means clothes in lighter textures and colors. You all know how much I love my neutrals but I love a fun pop of color every now and then like these gorgeous beaded tassel earrings from Anthropologie! Normally if I’m wearing a statement piece of jewelry I don’t like to wear any other jewelry so that piece is able to really stand out. I’m also obsessed with any shoes by Dolce Vita and when I heard they were doing a Target collaboration I was thrilled and beyond impressed with their DV for Target shoe line because you’re not sacrificing the quality for the affordable price point. The ones I’m wearing are super comfortable!
There is nothing more classic than a good red lip. It goes with every season and looks great on all types of different skin tones. There are tons of different shades which is why I’ve narrowed it down to four of my absolute favorites! There are a few tips to achieving the perfect red lip that I live by. You’re going to need to apply a good lip primer before hand (Get my favorite here). You’re also going to want a super small concealer brush & I put a little bit of Benefit’s Erase Paste on it and carefully blend it in around the lines of my mouth because when you apply your red lip or any color of choice next it will look so much more pronounced. (Concealer Brush here and Erase Paste here). Make sure you have a steady hand to apply the lip liner very precisely. Put a touch of make-up remover on a small q-tip so any mistakes can easily be fixed. I also lightly dab a little bit of setting powder (my all-time favorite here). on top to help it stay on that much longer. Ain’t nobody got time to reapply.
L to R: Diva, Icon, Kitten Heels, & Pirate.
MAC Matte Lipstick in Diva
Two years ago I found the most perfect wedding dress in the whole wide world. It was vintage, beaded, and was everything I had ever dreamed of. Right after I instantly started thinking about my make-up and I knew it HAD to be a dark red lip. I sampled what felt like hundreds of different dark red lipstick but when I tried on this one I knew instantly it was a winner. It was dark enough to do the job but not overpowering at all. It has hints of burgundy and is the most perfect shade of dark red I’ve ever laid eyes upon. I used primer underneath and it stayed ALL. NIGHT. LONG. I’m still to this day crazy about this color. Get it here.
Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo in Icon
If you want a deep, rich, cherry red lip look no further. I’m a very brand loyal person so straying away from my usual MAC lipsticks was kind of a big deal but when I sampled this in stores I knew I had to have it. Not only because of the color but how smoothly it goes on as well. They changed their applicator from a lipstick (pictured) to a now chunky pencil! It’s highly pigmented so you really only need one or two coats maximum which is great because it means the product lasts longer. It has blue undertones which make your teeth appear whiter (yay)! It goes on very glossy & shiny as you can tell from my swatch picture. This color is to die for if you’re planning on wearing white. It gives such a great pop of color! Get it here.
NYX Liquid Suede in Kitten Heels
If you’re in the mood for a matte lip I highly recommend NYX’s Liquid Suede line. I’m just going to be honest here but wearing and applying these feels the exact same as Kylie Jenner’s matte lipstick line and for 1/3 the price. The applicator is so precise that you really don’t even need a lip liner. I can’t stress this enough but if you’re wearing a matte lip I HIGHLY recommend using a moisturizing lip primer because it will help with the dryness and it won’t let your lipstick flake off after a few hours of wear. It’s an awesome product especially for the price! Get it here.
Chanel Allure Lipstick in Pirate
This is more of a soft, muted red so I think this is probably better for everyday wear. My favorite part about this lipstick is the formula they use. This is by far one of the longest-lasting lipsticks I own and my lips feel SO soft and moisturized all day that sometimes I don’t even use a lip primer beforehand because It almost feels like you’re wearing chapstick instead of lipstick. It has the teeniest tiniest hint of pink and it goes on evenly and the color is also build-able as well. Get it here.