Glam Makeup and Hair Look!

Hi, fashionistas!

Summer is the season for sun, fun, and vacays to the beach! Well, that’s usually the case. Summer is also about fashion and glam! So, let’s party!

Glam is a fun beauty trend to try anytime of the year! A super-simple, natural eye look with black mascara and a powerful lip is a classic glam style!

Hair can also be glam-ified! Big, shiny curls are gorgeous and go with any look, night or day. The way I see it, if you curl your hair, you’re instantly a model. It feels great!

Ok, so enough with the chit-chat. Here’s my look:

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DETAILS: Lanc么me lipgloss in the shade 300, Est茅e Lauder mascara, CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 4-Kit Shadows in Sheerly Nudes, Smashbox highlighter stick (brow bone), Clinique foundation & concealer, Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush

P.S. I used a curling iron to achieve this look. This isn’t my natural curl (I wish!).

Until my next post, fashionistas! Thank you for reading! I hope you liked my look! Love you guys!

xx,

Lauren

 

Outlet Stores: How to Score Big!

Hi, fashionistas!

As a girl who goes to outlet stores, I’ve learned a lot! I’ve created a list of ways to get what you’re looking for and not overspend:

  1. Know what type of item you’re looking for! Trust me, you don’t want to be in a big store full of fabulous items without any idea of what to buy. You’ll probably end up buying way more than you should have (most of which you might not even need). Your wallet will thank you!
  2. Look at everything in the store! Years ago, when I was a beginner, I would look at just a few things, and then make my choices. That’s not good, because there may be something you would like more without even noticing it! It’s hard not to be stuck on a specific item, but there’s always other options. Take your time!
  3. Pick up the items you are most likely to buy, and keep them in your arms! Don’t put them back on the rack and expect to find them later. This is especially useful and extremely important at a clearance event! Girls can go crazy sometimes!
  4. Stay within your budget as much as possible and use cash! If you go in with $20, don’t spend $40. The only times when this is acceptable is when the item costs more than you thought, needed to be better quality, or you can’t live without it! The bottom line is, would you pay full price for it if you had the money? If not, don’t buy it.
  5. Take the term “I can’t live without it” lightly! If it’s not a need, you can live without it. That’s what I tell myself every time I walk into a store! I almost always see something I “can’t live without”, but I actually can. It’s a hard thing to do if your fashion and beauty obsessed, but you’ll be fine!
  6. Lastly, if there’s going to be an awesome clearance event at a particular store that you love, be prepared! In a nutshell, that means get up early, research the products’ retail prices, and, if possible, bring a friend or family member who will help you find those scores!

It’s as easy as that! I know it might seem a little scary, because of some “horror” stories about people getting trampled at sale events or fighting over that special find. But, it’s fun! I’ve found a lot of big scores in my life, and I did it by using these tips & tricks! Even if I don’t buy much or I just go with a friend, I get a kick out of seeing the sales price vs the retail price! It’s addictive!

So remember these tips, and, don’t forget, have fun!

I love you guys! You mean so much to me! Until my next post, fashionistas!

xx,

Lauren

Insta-beauty! (Instagram photos!)

Hi, fashionistas!

I have some interesting photos from the oh-so-popular Instagram app to share! I’ve been working on new beauty looks everyday, and I’ve been posting the best ones on Instagram. Here’s the photos I posted:

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I hope you liked my photos! I聽love聽makeup, and I’ve been really inspired lately. I think creating looks, whether fashion or beauty, is very fun and exciting!

Thank you for reading, fashionistas! I love you guys! Until my next post!

xx,

Lauren

PROM 2013 OUTFIT!

Hi, fashionistas!

I’m so excited to say that PROM is coming up! How exciting is that? Even if you aren’t going to Prom (like me), it’s always fun to fantasize what your dress would look like, what shoes you would wear, and what jewelry would be so chic! I always pictured my outfit to be a show-stopper (aka wowing everyone there)! I can’t wait until my first Prom!

Ok, now time to get down to business. Let’s talk price. This dress is only $36! Yes, I said $36! Score! The earrings are a steal, too! They are priced at $15! Now for the expensive part. I think shoes and clutches should be more expensive than jewelry or dresses, because you can reuse them multiple times with different outfits! Another tip is to get semi-classic shapes and details so you can wear them even more! The heels are $135, and the clutch is $398. I know, I know. This clutch is super pricy, but imagine the future possibilities! If you want to opt for a lower priced clutch similar to the one pictured below, click here!

Here’s the outfit I created on Polyvore (you can shop from this photo):

Prom Outfit 2013 and Hair!
I also put a picture of a celeb wearing a beautiful hair style. I think it gives this look another formal and party-ready touch!
Thank you for reading, fashionistas! I love you guys! Until my next post! 馃檪
xx,
Lauren

My Favorite Sunnies and My Top Picks!

Hi, fashionistas!

Today, I’m writing about my all time favorite sunnies (sunglasses)! They’re so edgy and cool! They have a very interesting shape and detail. The detailing is super edgy, because there are gold studs on each side!

Photos:

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I bought them at Nordstrom Rack for only $25 (retail: $68)! They’re from the brand Halogen. SCORE!

MY TOP PICKS:

These sunglasses are unique and really fashionable! I chose different styles and shapes, too. Some even have patterns! Here they are (you can shop from the photo):

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I hope you enjoyed my post! I love you guys! 馃檪

xx,

Lauren

Formal Valentine’s Day Outfit and Beauty!

Hi, fashionistas!

You saw my previous post about a casual Valentine’s Day look, so now here’s my formal look! Let’s get started:

For my dress, I’m wearing my polka dotted, flow-y dress. It’s romantic enough for going out, and cute enough for your loved one to notice! The beige polka dots contrast very well with the navy dress.聽

The pastel tights are a good change from bare legs or black tights. They’re unexpected, and that creates a little mystery which is important! They also are a romantic shade.聽

The clutch is simple yet has a print. Cute! It has a classic shape which compliments the dress very well, plus it’s almost the same shade as the dress itself! Win win!

These heels are what I call a neutral black. They go with almost anything!聽They are great paired with dark colors such as the ones in this outfit.聽

Dangling earrings are great, because they create the illusion of a longer, thinner face.聽

Photos:

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OUTFIT DETAILS:聽Dress: Target, Tights: Hue, Clutch: Juicy Couture, Heels: GB, Earrings: I bought them at Austin Fashion Week

Beauty:

Hair in a side ponytail is cute and flirty! Hair is a key factor in choosing makeup. It means a lot!

For formal date makeup, purple eyeshadow is a great shade to use! It’s mysterious in a way your loved one can’t explain, and that’s a good thing! You also need to put a shimmery eyeshadow (cream or white) on the inner corner of your eyes and the brow bone (below your eye brow). That makes your eyes look bigger and prettier! It’s a must for me (even on a regular day)! It also makes the look a little lighter. Berry lipstick and lip liner is a great idea, too. It plays up your eyes and give you the look of a flawless face. I love it!

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BEAUTY DETAILS:聽Eyeshadow: Lanc么me, Mascara: YSL & Clinique, Eyeshadow Primer: Urban Decay, Lipliner: Lorac, Lipstick: Clinique, Foundation: Revlon, Powder: Lanc么me, Blush: Chanel, Setting Spray: Urban Decay

Thank you for reading, fashionistas! I hope you enjoyed my post and will take these tips into consideration for your big night!聽

Even if you don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day, just know that you are loved by the people around you! You don’t need a date to be happy. Just know that I care about all of you! 馃檪

xx,

Lauren

 

Heels, Bags, and Accessory REVIEW!

Hi, fashionistas!

Today, I’m writing about four scores I found at the Juicy Couture Winter Sale (50% off all聽sale items)! I’m kind of obsessed with the way Juicy Couture items look and the quality of them. The quality of these shoes, clutch, bag, and headband are really well done, and it shows! Let’s get started with shoes:

1. These beauties are leopard-printed genius. They have the perfect amount of drama and umph to your next evening outfit! The comfort is also key for me, so these fit within that category as well. These heels were only: $35. They retailed for $198! SCORE!

photo-3 copy 2聽2. This clutch is so perfect! It’s functional, very fashionable, great quality, and not too overpriced! The material is stingray-embossed leather which makes it sophisticated yet fun! I love it! I’ve already worn it in another post. I bought this clutch for only $35. It retailed for $198! SCORE!

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3. I love this red bag so much! It adds just the right pop of color where I need it (depending on the color pallet). It’s all leather with snakeskin and stingray-embossed details! This bag is very spacious without being bulky. It was only $60, and retailed for $348! SCORE!

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4. This snakeskin-embossed leather headband is perfect for an on-the-go addition to your hair! The only problem is, if you straighten your hair or if you have fine hair, it might fall out as the day/night goes on. Otherwise it’s super cute and playful! I bought it for only $15, and it retailed for $45. SCORE!

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All the products in this post (retailed priced) totaled a whopping $790! I only paid $145! The heels and two bags each came with a gold and black dust bag! That says a lot about the quality products they sell, too.

Thank you for reading, fashionistas! I hope you enjoyed my post! 馃檪

xx,

Lauren

 

Hair Products Review: Paul Mitchell!

Hi, fashionistas!

I recently received two hair products from Paul Mitchell and a letter describingtheir “The Truth About Curlscampaign. (See below) I tried their hair products, Spring Loaded Detangling Shampooand Full Circle Leave-In Treatment, and they worked great!聽The products made my hair so shiny and bouncy, and I barely had聽any聽frizz! My hair also felt very soft even after sleeping on it.聽I’ll definitely be using these products more! Now, let’s talk about The Truth About Curls campaign!

The campaign’s website, TheTruthAboutCurls.com, allows you to submit a photo of yourself with a curl confession, such as comments about your hair, love it, hate it, anything that comes to mind. Tweet, Instagram, and/or post on the websitewith the hashtag: #curlconfession! It’s really fun, and you’ll get to see other peoples’ confessions!

Here’s a close up of my hair after using the Paul Mitchell products:聽

There are links to these products throughout this post!聽

I would love to know what you think about The Truth About Curls campaign! GO CURLY GIRLS!

As always, thank you for reading! Until my next post, fashionistas!聽

xx,

Lauren

 

 

 

SPRING/SUMMER STYLE GUIDE!

This is the spring/summer Style Blog for 2012! (More pictures will be added soon.) You will love all these chic trends! These trends from runway shows are totally cool and ready for teens! 聽Check them out:聽

1. Pastel colors are so ‘in’ right now and will certainly brighten up your day! Paired with Born comfort yellow flats and a Mulberry for Target purse.

2.聽This is a spring outfit that I’m totally raving about! The colors are so amazing together! The blue cardigan, the faded green skirt, the printed shoes, the silver necklace, and the white tank are perfect! The floral headband adds a sweet touch.

3. A city chic coat that will keep you warm on those chilly spring and summer nights is a great addition to this pretty black dress! She’s聽also wearing black tights and embellished flats to add a sweet yet edgy feel.

4. Light wash jeans with a hint of lace are simply fabulous! Lace can make an outfit look trendy. She is working these jeans like a pro!聽

5. Short shorts are so cool and look simple yet really fun! They have killer style in the color white, blue, and tribal prints! Here are some really cool ones that you can wear on vacation:

6.聽Tribal crop-tops are a must have! They are fun and flirty! This shirt will definitely turn heads!聽