Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Mini Beauty Review + Haul // June 2015 // LIFESTYLE
























Hey, everyone! So these are some of the products I've been loving for the month of June.


1. NARS Mini Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien
2. NARS Mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella
3. HOURGLASS The Indestructible Matte Liquid Lipstick in Canvas
4. Forever 21 Compact Mirror

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5. NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Burgundy
6. NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Mahogany


NARS MINI LIP PENCILS
These pencils lasted all day for me! I wore Cruella on my birthday and the day before to work and got multiple compliments on my cute, red makeup look. It doesn't fade at all or wipe of onto things you happen to touch during the day. I only reapplied it because I loved the color so much. And the best part is that it comes off super easy with a simple makeup wipe! I used Rikugien as a sheer cover over my current everyday matte lip look. It adds a slightly shimmer orangey-peach tone layer over whatever your wearing and is subtle enough to wear by itself.

HOURGLASS LIQUID LIPSTICK
I liked this product but I wouldn't wear it on its own, it's a little too light in color for my taste. It forms a nice matte finish over my deep colored lip pencils but again, I don't really like the color.

NYX SLIM LIP PENCILS
I am in love with these lip pencils! I have been wearing both of them together for a matte lip everyday look for the past couple of weeks. They were also super cheap! They don't last as long as the NARS matte lip pencils but that might have something to do with my application (QUICK TIP: It helps to exfoliate your lips before you try a matte lip look). I would definitely recommend these lip pencils. Both colors are a bit similar but the Burgundy has more deep purple tones while Mahogany has a bit of brown. On deeper skin tones these colors will definitely make your smile pop!


Here are some swatches of the products on my skin tone. Let me know your thoughts on these products! :]

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I'M BACK!! + 50 Facts About Me for 2015 // GENERAL


Hello all! My blog has been pretty quiet due to college + work + family stuff taking up most of my time but I'm back and ready to continue with this lovely little space of the Internet. I think a great way for us to get reacquainted would be a nice 50 Facts About Me post! Keep reading for more :]


1. My first name is Elizabeth but my most of my friends call me Lizz.
2. I am a Gemini sun sign with an Aquarius rising/ascendent and Scorpio moon sign.
3. I'm also an INFJ (so I'm not as chatty as most Gemini's).
4. If you couldn't tell from that last fact I'm really into astrology.
5. I'm not really sure if I fear anything but I get teary eyed thinking about being without my family and I get super freaked out around bugs. Especially spiders. Me + Spiders = no bueno.
6. I am one of four children. I have two sisters and a younger brother.
7. I am 20 years old.
8. I was born on a Friday.
9. I place my glasses on the windowsill of my bedroom every morning.
10. Autumn is probably my favorite season.

11. Although I don't really like picking favorites, I think they are too exclusive.
12. Three things I love are hanging out with my siblings, traveling and connecting with people.
13. I went to see Jurassic World in 3D opening weekend and it was phenomenal.
14. The last song I listened to was "Work Song" by Hozier.
15. I have been keeping journals/notebooks/sketchbooks since elementary school.
16. I think pretentiousness and ignorance are the most unattractive traits in a person.
17. I have zero tattoos (probably the fickle Gemini in me) and my only piercings are my ears.
18. Confession: I've lived in New Jersey almost all of my life but have never been to the Jersey Shore.
19. I don't have any pets currently but I would love to have some in the near future.
20. I'd say I'm pretty talented at writing and drawing.

21. I love to read.
22. I have a pretty large magazine collection (which I'm hoping will grow even bigger).
23. I can spend hours just watching funny Vine videos and laughing the day away. 
24. The book that inspired me to start journaling/writing/keeping a diary was Amelia's Notebook by Marissa Moss which I read in the second grade. 
25. My dream career would involve traveling, drawing, reading, writing, editing, photographing, creating stuff and communicating with people.
26. I love experimenting with makeup and skincare.
27. I'm currently trying to figure out the best routine for my oily/acne prone skin.
28. More often than not I'm referred to as "the quiet one".
29. My taste in trap music tends to surprise people.
30. I despise trips to the dentist.

31. I am the worst when it come to maintaining my natural nails and hair but I'm getting better at it.
32. I didn't get my drivers license until I was 19.
33. I did ballet for a little bit when I was in second grade.
34. I still get excited when I see squirrels or deer in my front yard.
35. I'm not really into sports but I'm slightly obsessed with hockey players, particularly the Chicago Blackhawks, the Philly Flyers, The Dallas Stars and The Montreal Canadiens.
36. I watch a lot of television.
37. I'm not very good at watching the entire season of TV shows, even my favorite ones.
38. That being said, I haven't missed a single episode of Teen Wolf on MTV and I'm super excited for the new season.
39. I think the people who make fan photo edits, compilation videos, gifs, etc. on Tumblr and Youtube for TV shows/fandoms deserve an award.
40. I love getting letters, cards and packages by postal mail and I'm looking for a way to do it more often.

41. I think it would be pretty cool to have a pen pal from another country.
42. I'm (slowly) learning to not judge myself.
43. I am a (slightly struggling) vegetarian who hopes to become an amazing vegan on day.
44. I'm kind of obsessed with taking pictures flowers and posting them on my Instagram.
45. I'm kind of obsessed with Instagram in general.
46. I had braces throughout most of high school.
47. I didn't really enjoy high school at all.
48. I have been wearing glasses since the 5th grade.
49. Every year I try to get the frames bigger and rounder.
50. One of my goals this summer is to get back into making art every day.


Well that's all...for now at least. Make sure to leave one fact about yourself in the comment section!

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Monday, February 16, 2015

.01 - poetic moments // MIXTAPE


A little 8tracks playlist I made from songs I've been listening to from December '14 to February '15. Hope you enjoy! Be sure to leave me song recommendations in the comments! :]

.01 - poetic moments // mixtape - chill songs for your long drive home, drinking tea in the evening, sitting in coffee shops, calm drawing sessions or lulling yourself to sleep. indie, alternative, folk rock with a dash of r&b.