Crop Top, Jean Shorts, and the Perfect Sandals

Crop Top Tee and Jean Shorts 2

What do you wear on days when it’s too hot to care about how you look, but you still want to look somewhat presentable? I had several errands on my to-do list for the day and my main priority was to keep me cool and keep it casual. I love this crop top because it’s just a little cropped. Maybe it’s because I have a short torso, but I can wear this without feeling naked. I think the main highlight here though are the sandals. They have a 1-1/4″ heel with a buckle closure and they are unbelievably comfortable. The best part is that it comes in three different colors: white, tan, and black!

Michael Kors London Thongs Sandals

Michael Kors London Thongs Sandals 2

Michael Kors London Thongs Sandals 3

 

Michael Kors Sandals || Tory Burch Purse – Sold Out (More studded bag styles:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5  ) || Forever 21 Top – Old (Similar:   1,   2,   3  ) || Hollister Shorts – Really Old (Similar:   1,   2,   3  )

 

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xo


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Summer Outfit: Chambray and Rompers

Chambray and Romper

Rompers (and maxi dresses) are my go-to outfit choice when I don’t know what to wear and I’m in a rush. It’s an effortless way to put together a cute outfit with minimal effort. Seriously, all you need is some arm candy, a pair of adorable shoes, and you’re good to go! I also love the addition of the chambray shirt. Not only is it useful for warming you up from the blasting AC, I think it really pulls this look together. Can we also talk about these sunglasses? I am currently obsessed with it and am tempted to buy it in multiple colors…

 

Get the look!

BCBGeneration Romper (Currently 50% off!!) || J. Crew Chambray Shirt ||  Quay Sunglasses || Rebecca Minkoff Purse || Steve Madden Sandals || Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch || Kate Spade Bangle || Kate Spade Cuff (Currently on Sale!) || Gorjana Necklace ||  Bite Beauty Lipstick

 

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xo


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Summer Outfit: A Chic Sunday

Summer outfit

Happy Sunday everyone!

This is an outfit inspired by the multicolored H&M skirt that I found scrolling through their website. The bright assortment of colors is perfect for a sunny summer outfit and I love the yellow sandals paired with the skirt for the extra “pop”! I have to admit I love my neutrals and lately, I’ve been stuck in a neutrals rut. But I wanted to embrace the bright colors while we are still in the midst of summer! Taking a bright piece and pairing it with neutrals is the perfect way to incorporate some vivid colors into an outfit while still looking chic and polished.

 

Get the look!

H&M Top (Currently on sale!) || H&M Skirt || Illesteva Sunglasses || YSL Lipstick || Kate Spade Purse || Kate Spade Watch || Nine West Sandals (Currently on sale!)

 

 

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xo


 

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New to the Game

Hello everyone, welcome to my blog!

I’ve officially launched my personal style and beauty blog this past week and I am so excited to have made it to this point! I have an obsession for clothes and makeup, but was too afraid to put myself out there to ever start my own blog. Well, I eventually learned to suck it up because this is something that I really wanted to do for so long. I realized that I was holding myself back from so many possibilities and experiences because of my fear, so, here I am!

This past month has been stressful with the setup of my blog and attempting to troubleshoot all of the technical errors. When people say that starting a blog takes a lot of work, they aren’t kidding! But, I’ve enjoyed the process thus far because I have the opportunity to learn so many new skills, and I am truly excited to put my creative side to good use.

This blog will mostly consist of beauty and fashion related topics. You can expect to find reviews, hauls, style boards, and outfit of the days among other things. My goal is to give insight into makeup products that maybe you were researching or were curious about, or inspire you into figuring out what to wear ( I know we all have that “what do I wear” panic from time to time!).

I hope that if any of you are inadvertently holding yourself back from your passion or your goals, that you seize the moment and take the first step towards your dream! #sappyrantover

 

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Review: Cover FX Custom Cover Drops

 Cover FX Custom Cover Drops 1

Many of you may already be familiar with the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops. It’s been raved about on YouTube and blogs as a revolutionary and versatile product —a real game changer. I gave in to the hype and had to see for myself how amazing these drops really were.

Application:

I was originally intrigued by customizable coverage and finish. Based on the chosen base (any serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation, BB cream, sunscreen, etc), you can opt for a dewy, natural, or even matte finish.  The coverage can also be customized to your liking based on how many drops are used. According to the Cover FX website, 1 drop gives you sheer coverage and it can be built up to complete coverage with just 4 drops.

In my experience 1 drop was way too sheer to even be called sheer coverage. 2 drops gives slight coverage but still remains very natural as it doesn’t hide your skin and imperfections. Anything above 2 drops is medium-to-full coverage.

One of my favorite ways to use the drops is to mix it with current foundations that are now too dark for me. I only need to mix 1 or 2 drops to get the perfect shade or neutralize foundations that are too pink.

*For reference I am an NC 20-25 and the G20 is too light. (The swatches look very dark but I promise it matches my face!)

Left to Right: Custom Cover Drops (G20), MAC Pro Longwear (NC25), Dior Forever (Linen), NARS All Day Weightless Luminous (Santa Fe), Revlon Colorstay Whipped (200 Sand Beige)

There are endless mix and match possibilities and I’ve experimented… A LOT. I’ve found that gel-based lotions or primers don’t work as well with the drops because it tends to sheer out the coverage.

Gel v Cream
Both are compared using 2 drops | Left: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel | Right: Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Creme

Using cream-based moisturizers and primers did help with the overall finish, but I noticed a lot of separation on my T-Zone after only a couple of hours of wear. Granted, I have combination to oily skin, but I did expect for it to hold up better.

Packaging:

The Custom Cover Drops comes with a dropper, which makes it easy to control the amount of product being used, but it creates a huge mess around the rim of bottle. The product builds up around the rim and oozes out every time you twist the lid back on. Looking at the pictures, you can see the product build-up and what happens after twisting the cap back on. It gets all over the bottle, your hands, and frankly, it’s a big waste of product.

Custom Cover Drops CropCustom Cover Drops packaging

Price:

The price point is steep for .5 oz of product, as opposed to the typical 1 oz in foundations. The justification in this, however, is that it’s concentrated pigment and is meant to be used sparingly (literally 1-4 drops at a time). I’ve used this almost daily for several months now and I don’t see myself running out any time soon.

 

Here’s a quick overview:

PROS
  • Can be used to adjust shade of current foundations
  • Can skip the foundation step in your routine
  • Lightweight — Doesn’t feel like you’re wearing any makeup
  • Customizable coverage and finish
  • Wide shade range
CONS
  • Extremely messy packaging
  • Separation/Short wear-time
  • Price

Custom Cover Drops Final Thoughts

Overall, I don’t regret my purchase but I’m also not impressed with the product.  I’ve read reviews from people who had better experiences (and it looked absolutely gorgeous on them), but for me, it just didn’t live up to the hype. While I do enjoy the convenience and potential of the Cover Drops, the wear and finish just don’t compare to my favorite foundations! Let me know how you use the Cover Fx Custom Cover Drops!

 

 

Thank you so much for reading!

xo


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