Vlog Wednesdays: January Shopping Haul

Hey Fashionistas,

Just another typical makeup shopping addiction….

Face:
L’oreal Magic Lumi Primer
Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser
Maybelline Dream BB Fresh
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
Too Faced Love Flush Blush
Tartiest Pro Glow

Eyes:
Tartiest Pro Eye Shadow Palette
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette
Benefit They’re Real Big Sexy Eye Kit
NYX Adorable Eye Shadow Palette
Mac Cosmetics Pigments and Glitter Kit

Lips:
Too Faced Melted Lipstick
Mac Cosmetics Lipstick – Chinese New Year
Mac Cosmetics – Mariah Carey
Kiko Milano – Lipstick & Lip Pencils

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

Trendy Tuesdays: Leather Jackets

Hey Fashionistas,

Welcome back to another series of mine: #trendytuesdays, where I talk about a favorite  trend that I’ve been into lately. I did one last year and I’m bringing it into the new year. Today, we’re talking about the classic leather jackets.

Now when you meet me, I’m pretty much the classic girlie girl who loves all things pink, glitter, and will always pick a dress over jeans any day. However, for this look, I decided to take my rebel side out for a spin.

I decided to go for a tough girlie look and paired the jacket with a cream leaf patterned sweater. Add some dark blue jeans tucked into some black leather boots to the look. And of course for the final touches, I decided to curl my hair to completely transform my look.

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This look was super fun to wear and I can’t wait for the weather to get warmer so I can come up with more outfits featuring the classic leather jacket.

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

 

 

VLog Wednesdays: Everyday Makeup Look

Hey Fashionistas,

So this year, I’m going to start a new series for Vlog Wednesdays where I post a video….you guessed it! Every Wednesday 🙂

And for today’s first #vlogwednesdays….I just filmed my very first makeup video!!

Face:

Benefit cosmetics – How To Look the Best At Everything

  • POREfessional primer
  • Boi-ing concealer – Shade 1 & 2
  • Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation – “I’m Pure for Sure” Ivory
  • Hello flawless powder -ivory

Rimmel London Natural Bronzer – Sun Bronze

Benefit Blush – Dandelion

Tarteist Pro Glow kit – Highlighter (Lit)

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Eyes:

Maybelline MasterPrime Eyeshadow primer

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

Lancôme Definicils in Dark Brown

Lips

Maybelline Vivid Liquid Matte Lip – Nude Thrill

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

Merry Christmas OOTD

Merry Christmas Fashionistas!

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas! Today is my favorite day of the year! Christmas is finally here and OMG I can’t wait for the all the festivities to begin – Baby Jesus, Midnight mass, yummy food, family bonding, oh the list just goes on and on!

But you know me by now, of course I can’t forget all the OOTDs that go along with Christmas!

Let’s start with Christmas Eve shall we?

My very first midnight mass #blessed

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Ready to greet baby Jesus with red lipstick and a gold headband

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Christmas Day Jammies #santaself

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Christmas Day outfit

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Merry Christmas ❤

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Xoxo,

Christine

Fashionista thoughts:

What did you wear this Christmas?

Any fun makeup looks you tried today?

If I were to go to a country music festival, I would wear….

Hey Fashionistas,

Ok…so Confession time: I am absolutely obsessed with country music! I know you’re probably thinking, what is a city girl doing listening to country music?? I mean when you first meet me, you can easily guess that I listen to pop music (which I do) but more importantly, I really really enjoy country music. As a matter fact, that’s all I listen to in the summer…unless I’m working out. I just love me some Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Maddie & Tae, Thomas Rhett…oh the list just goes on and on!!

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❤ Queen of Country ❤

Now as much as I loveee country music, I actually have yet to go to a country music concert/festival. I know..I know…it’s awful, really awful…practically a sin!

But if I were to go to a country music festival, I would wear…

The Classic plaid shirt, blue jeans

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and let’s not forget these gorgeous cowgirl boots from King Ranch Saddle Shop!!

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or maybe if it’s really hot, I’ll switch it up with some cute jean shorts

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Not feeling the classic plaid/jeans look? Then maybe I would wear…

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A little summer lace never hurt anyone, right? 😉

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However, my favorite look that I would wear to a country music festival is…..

my favorite eyelet lace dress and a pink plaid tie front shirt #pinkloverforever

paired with these adorable fringe cowgirl boots from King Ranch Saddle Shop 😉

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So there you have it! My country music festival fashion style 😉

P.S. Didn’t you just love the super cute cowgirl boots? Make sure to check out King Ranch Saddle Shop for some more “Old West meets contemporary southern living”. And for an extra bonus, ladies, make sure to check out the men’s section for ways to dress up your man. They sell some really awesome cowboy boots to go with your amazing cowgirl boots!

Xoxo,

Christine

Fashionista Thoughts

Do you like country music? Who’s your favorite country singer?

Are you a plaid/jean shorts kinda gal or a lace dress type of gal?

Comment below letting me know how you would style yourself (and your man) for a country music festival!

 

Trendy Tuesdays: Spring Dresses

Hey Fashionistas,

Happy Tuesday! Today’s post is the first of my new blog series Trendy Tuesdays, where I highlight one new popular fashion trend that I’ve been noticing. If you haven’t figured it out yet, this week’s trend are spring dresses!

I’ve been reading and following more fashion bloggers lately, I’ve realized that every one of them at one point has talked about spring dresses – which makes perfect sense since it’s been feeling a lot like spring!

As a girlie girl fashionista, of course dresses are going to be a staple in my wardrobe.

Lately, I’ve really been into lace/ eyelet dresses. Pastel/ Easter color dresses are also another favorite classic spring look for me.

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I’ve been really obsess with some of these Spring styles and hopefully will be able to expand my spring look soon 🙂

To find some super cute dresses, I usually shop at American Eagle, Hollister, and Express. These stores offer the perfect sizes and cuts for petite girls like me ❤

Xoxo,

Christine

Fashionista Thoughts

What is your spring style?

What’s one trend that you’ve been noticing lately?

What’s your favorite Spring color?

Pick-me-ups of the Week

Hey Fashionistas,

It’s been pretty rainy and dreary this week which makes me…pretty sad. So naturally, I did what I always do to cheer myself up – put on something cute!

Aerosoles black ankle boots

Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world

Charming Charlie’s hot pink statement necklace

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Would you expect any other color than pink to brighten up my day?

Elf Baked Eyeshadow

White Sweater Dress

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Channeling my inner country girl for work

NYX Curling Mascara

J’adore the wand and how the teeth are spread out to really get to each individual eyelash!

Xoxo,

Christine

Fashionista Thoughts

What’s one thing in your closet that is your go to pick me up?

What’s your choice of color for a rainy day?

5 fashion thoughts I’ve had this week

Hey Fashionistas,

Have you ever had those moments when you see something unusual or a random thought pops into you head and you can’t stop thinking about it?? Like ALL. DAY. LONG???

Like for instance did you ever wonder…

How do ladies put on makeup on the subway? I mean not just lipstick but the works, eyeliner, mascara, eyeshadow…everything! Granted, they’ve probably have had years of practice but how do you keep your arms so still? I just started getting into makeup and the only thing I can put on is lipstick…and that is when the train has stopped at a station! So props to all you beautiful ladies out there who can put on makeup on a moving train – YOU GO GIRL!

How do you keep curls so perfectly curled all day? I love curling my hair but the curls are gone within an hour….maybe…if I’m lucky. I mean I’ve looked at tutorials, tried out different tips, and it never stays all day. My hair is naturally very straight so yes, it takes a longer time to curl my hair. But how do you ladies get it to stay? I’ve used tons of hairspray and then my hair becomes stiff and I’m practically suffocating in a cloud of hairspray. I’ve also tried curling my hair after not washing it for a day or two and it stays..but then my hair feels gross.

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How old is too old to wear bows? I absolutely love love loveee bows! More than half of my headbands have bows on it, so I guess at 22, it might not always be best to wear bows on a headband….but what about just putting your hair up in a half up do and then tying it with a bow? Is that acceptable for an adult? Then again…. I do consider myself a child at heart ❤

Is brown and black really a fashion no-no or does it not matter anymore? I have these super cute brown suede boots that I usually wear with everything. Yesterday, however, I wore my black Michael Kors pants to work and slipped into my trusty brown boots and I felt super self conscious about making a fashion boo-boo. Now normally, I’m all for you wear what you want and you rock it! But I don’t know….is it really that color clashing/ not fashionable to wear black pants and brown suede boots? Calling for a friend….

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Do you ever wish that your Pinterest board would come to life? As a fashionista, I find a lot of my fashion inspiration and clothing ideas on Pinterest. I must spend at least 1 hour or so pinning clothes and shoes every day. Sometimes I just wish that I can wake, open my closet, and all the clothes that I pinned had magically appeared in my wardrobe. I guess a girl can dream…

Xoxo,

Christine

Fashionista Thoughts:

What is one fashion thought that has been bugging you?

Do you have a Pinterest obsession?

What’s one category you are always pinning?

 

 

Fashionista of the Month: Katelyn <3 <3

Hey Fashionistas,

So today’s post is gonna be part of a new blog series called Fashionista of the Month! You probably already guessed it from the title already though…teehee! I’m super excited to do this post 🙂 especially this first post is about my best friend, Katelyn!

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This girl is amazing and after rooming together in college, we’ve been the absolute best of friends. You’ll prob seen her in a few of my other posts but this one is all featuring her today!

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#throwback to my Tie-dye post

My name is Katelyn! I’m 23 (still a weird thing to say, I just had my birthday on the yesterday!), born and raised in Long Beach, CA, then went off to Boston for college where I met the lovely and amazing Christine! I’m currently living the post-grad life back in Long Beach, working at my first real world job at a medical device company and trying to adult in a very adultish type manner but I obviously need some more practice! So, on to the questions!

Who is my style/makeup icon?
Many of my fashion and style icons come from the internet world. They are Youtubers and social media personalities that I have watched for a long time, people that not only have traditionally iconic fashion look but also have amazing and genuine personalities. People such as: Bunny aka Grav3yardgirl and Mykie aka Glam and Gore. These women are beautiful beyond the makeup they apply and beyond the clothes they wear. They choose to use their social media presence to lift up and build all the people of the community they have created! I very much subscribe myself to the idea that you do you, you can wear whatever style you want, you can apply as much or as little makeup as you like, just don’t be afraid to first and foremost be true to yourself. You should never have to hid yourself to conform to someone else’s ideas of who you should be!

What is my fashion and makeup style?
The ideology from above transfers over into my personal style (both fashion and makeup wise) by letting me choose who I want to be that day. Am I super tired today and don’t want to put on makeup? OK then, no makeup and comfy clothes it is. Do I need a boost of confidence to get through the day? A killer outfit and winged liner so sharp it could kill (or at least seriously maim). I am a chameleon of sorts. I change my fashion and makeup styles to fit whatever mood I’m in for the day but if I had to place a name to it, I would say my ideal fashion style is a trendy, grungy, hodgepodge of comfort meets trendy. That probably doesn’t clear up anything but it’s the only way I can think of describing it!

How did I get into Makeup?
Short answer: YouTube. Long answer: Everything is from YouTube. YouTube is love, YouTube is life.
I was in highschool, going through my “emo” stage of wearing black liner all over my eyes and smudged horribly on and just everywhere under my lower lash line. I had been watching vloggers and comedy YouTube for a while and had recently found the makeup gurus. This was when they were in full power, makeup guru’s were taking over YouTube like crazy! I started watching how much fun these women (and men!) were having playing with makeup and how they were using their faces as canvases to create art. I went and bought a 120 color eyeshadow palette online and just went to town! I experimented with color and rainbows and practiced technique after technique late at night, just having fun!
I am now using the wonderful YouTube to start venturing into the world of SFX makeup. Here is the first time I wore it out in public, on Halloween of course!

 

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These are two looks from about three years back, experimenting with colors and glitter.

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What are some of my favorite brands?
Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll say that I love NYX because it is God’s gift to broke girls who don’t want to take out enormous loans in order to fulfill their desire to still have good quality makeup!
NYX is an affordable mid-range company with a solid reputation and products that are on trend if not trend setting and still amazing quality . Another big push is that they don’t do animal testing, which is a policy I have been trying to find and support in companies in order to become a more conscious consumer. Makeup is for people, not animals.
Due to the fact that until recently I have been in school and have not had much in terms of a disposable income, I have yet to try many of the high-end products. I do have saved on my computer an expansive list of makeup I need to try, preferably before I die. Yes, I have a bucket list that is not filled with worldly places and adventures to take but rather, makeup brands and products!!

What is my go to makeup look?
Currently, I am getting back into a phase of loving the look of full makeup after wearing minimal to no makeup for a few weeks now. The basic outline I follow though is eyes, brows, and lips. My go to eye look is a skin tone shadow over the lid and light contouring with a gray or brown shadow in the crease, then a coating or two of mascara. For eyeliner it varies from a natural look of defining just the upper lash line with some brown shadow to a full winged black gel liner. The picture from my birthday showing how I like to do my thick eyeliner. Since I have hooded eyelids I have to manipulate the placement of my liner to get the look of a clean, crisp thick liner. Just a note, these pictures were taken after about 5 hours of wear so we’ll just call it a “lived in” look! Brows are just an angled liner brush dipped in NYX brow Tame and Frame, then brushed with a clean spooly to evenly distribute the product. As for lips, that all depend on my mood but I’m partial to all things matte and liquid lipsticks.

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What is one makeup item that I use every day/ carry with you?
My clutch makeup item right now is the mascara Roller Lash from Benefit. Gahh it is amazing! It curls my lashes without needing to use those scary, medieval torture device-looking lash curlers!

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But I have taken to bringing a bag of makeup with me to work in case I feel like putting anything on when I get there, because I have to go in so early that I literally, roll out of bed put on clothes, grab my coffee and get in my car to sit in traffic for an hour to get work. California traffic is just amazing!! Here’s a quick look at what I bring to work.

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What is one makeup advice I would give to anyone who has never used makeup?
If you have never used makeup and you want to, take it gradually. Start small and build up to your comfort level. And if you want to experiment with new looks but are afraid of how they will turn out on your face, start off in the comfort of your own home! If something doesn’t work out, that’s ok! Wash it off and try something else. Makeup is a way to express yourself and to have fun! Always remember that!

Xoxo,

Christine

Fashionista Thoughts

What’s your favorite make up brand?

What’s your go to make up look?

What is one make up item you use every day?

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter my beautiful fashionistas!

Easter is one of my favorite holidays because well…Jesus is so awesome! I mean he died for our sins and rose back to life! #IJustReallyLoveJesusssss!!! Another great thing that I love about Easter is the pretty colors everyone wears to Easter Sunday Mass!

Easter Sunday is a happy celebration, which means happy colors!! Today as I celebrated Easter with some really awesome people, I saw so many beautiful outfits ranging from pastels, florals, stripes….Ohhh it was ahhhmazing! I’ve never been more impressed with Easter fashion until today! #LookingGoodForJesus

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The Beautiful Seniors celebrating Easter as a family ❤

What did I wear for Easter? I stuck to my favorite color (of course) pink! As you can tell, I was all sorts of pink. The key thing to remember is that when you’re going to wear one color, play around with the shades! I wore a blush pink eyelet dress from Forever 21, my tan ankle boots, my favorite pink Coach ponytail scarf used as a headband, white Kate Spade Bag, and to finish off the look, Apple Pink Tinted Lip Balm from Cailyn!!

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Easter Sunday Brunch Outfit! #50ShadesofPink

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Today was such a wonderful day spent with beautiful people, beautiful outfits…just beautiful everything! I would go on and on about the fashion here but I think these pictures do all the talking!

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Orange, pink, and blue, OH MY!!

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Posing in florals #SpringIsHere!!

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Look at these guys working the bowties!!

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Photo Credit to all my friends: Katelyn, Louis, Rachel, Joe, Alejandra, and my blogging buddy Alison (Daily Moves and Grooves)! Sorry I would have taken my own pictures but I was feeling under the weather, which is probably why this post is super short today. Nonetheless, these beautiful pictures do the fashion perfect justice!

Fashionista Thoughts

What did you wear for Easter?

What is your favorite part of Easter?

Comment below!

Xoxo,

Christine