Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Look!

I finally updated to a new look! New layout, new background, new header :)
I am thinking about purchasing a domain name soon too... :)
once I pick up readership, I will hopefully be purchasing ! I have always wanted to have my own domain name! Ever since my middle school days of graphic designing for myself!
So excited.
I don't have anything fashion related for this post, but I will this weekend!
Stay tuned!

xoxo A

PS. I'm super excited for my February Ipsy Glambag! From the sounds of it on their website, it should be great! I hope to get it soon!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Reviews for recent items!

Helloooo. So here are my reviews for my Ipsy Glam bag items and some other stuff I have talked about before!
So First of all, I painted my nails with the Nailtini red nail polish and it was so shiny and glossy without a top coat! I was lazy and didn't put on a top coat and it lasted a couple of days and still had shine! It was nice. It only started to chip when I went back to work and had to wear gloves (pesky gloves, ruin all my nail polish! downside of being a scientist!)
I also have used the Big Sexy Hair hairspray. I curled my hair with the styling tool last weekend and I spritz it with the hairspray. It didn't make my hair crunchy, it just made sure the curls stayed 100%! it was pretty nice, and I was happy with the hairspray. Other hairsprays I have usually make my hair stiff!
I have also been using the Argan oil from the kit in my hair right after I shower or before bed to make my hair silky and hydrated. So far so good! I like it. But I do have the same Argan oil in a much bigger bottle from one'n'only, probably a lot cheaper than the Josie Maran oil for the same if not more.
I used the Pacifica body butter from the kit as well, as my hands have gotten really dry! It smells so good, I love it!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Going gaga!!

OMG best long weekend ever. and by long weekend I mean I still went in to work on Monday, even though here in the US it is considered a holiday. On Saturday I spent it with the boy, going for a swim in the pool and hot tub, and then heading to the beach in Santa Monica (see sunset below!). Sunday I went for a hike near Malibu, check out my cool "quad stretch" pic at the top of the overlook! It was an amazing view, after a 7 mile hike! We went to the Los Leones trail!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

New treats! Ipsy

So my new beauty subscription to Ipsy finally arrived!
If you don't know what Ipsy is, or what a beauty subscription is, is you pay 10 dollars every month and you are sent a little make up bag with deluxe or full sized samples of various make up products! I was pretty happy with this first month, as I have use for all of the goodies!
First, I was given a crease makeup brush by Soho, which looks pretty nice. I have been using a regular makeup brush for my eye shadow but I think this one is better! (on a side note, I have also bought an e.l.f. liner brush, which is really good for applying makeup close to your lash line!)
The Big Sexy Hair volumizing hair spray also looks great! Can't wait to try it out this weekend!
They also sent me a "Pacifica" Body butter in Tuscan Blood Orange, and it smells so good! I have been using it to moisturize my dry hands (I work in a lab wearing gloves all day, I constantly wash my hands and it dries them out!)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Happy Monday!

Goodmorning all!
It's a very chilly morning here in LA... Brrrr
And I'm from Boston so for me to say its cold says something!
I got an email saying my first Ipsy glam bag should be arriving today! I'm so excited! I will write a review of the items I receive!!
Here is a picture of the cute scarf I'm wearing today. It's reversible, the other side has flowers!
Also, the next pic is a pair of heels that I am just in love with right now!! They are identical to Jeffrey Campbell's night walk... But more affordable. I was just admiring them at this little boutique near UCLA. Ahhh shoes...
Anyway, I'll post more later, just checking in while I have some time on the bus to work!
A xxx


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!!
Hope everyone had a fabulous night!
I ended up going to this bar downtown that I went last year... my friend and I swore we wouldn't go there this year, but lo and behold, that is where we ended up again. But it was fun, the music was good. This is what I wore!
I curled my hair using my straightener that I bought (the PYT styling tool -- seriously best investment ever!) It took me some time because I sectioned it off and did small pieces, but I know that as I get better at using it it will take less and less time!  I think my hair came out fabulous! I love it! I intertwined pieces to get the layered look and it all was in one huge curl, i loved it! ALSO, may I note that I DID NOT USE ANY HAIRSPRAY!!!!!! And my hair stayed like this all night!!! My hair is usually so hard to curl and keep in a curl! I woke up this morning and my hair was still curly too! This styling tool is amazing, I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants an easy way to curl their hair!
As far as my makeup, I used my Dior show Blackout mascara -- my eyelashes looked fake! My mom was convinced I put false lashes on, but they were all mine! I wish I took a picture of my eyelashes!
I also used a goldish eyeshadow from Maybelline and created a smokey eye look with the MAC Smutty Green eyeshadow I blogged about previously! It came out really great! Topped my lids with liquid liner and voila!
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