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December Favorites

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December Favorites

I can’t believe this year is over. I started my blog at the beginning of this year and I am so glad that I did. I love trying new products and making makeup and outfit looks. I can’t wait for this year and all the new posts that will come with it.

Apparel

Danielle Guizo – SMELL THE ROSES LONG SLEEVE

My friends know me so well. I got this shirt from my friend for Christmas. I had been dying for this shirt, it is such a basic shirt and easy to wear but very in trend.

Makeup

Morphe Brushes

I did it, I FINALLY tried Morphe Brushed and I LOVEE them. I will have a post coming on all the ones I got.

Books

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition

I am a Harry Potter fanatic. I wanted this book so bad, the illustrations are absolutely beautiful. I can not wait to read it with Illustrations. Every hardcore Harry Potter fans need this book.


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November Favorites

 

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November Favorites

November started off really really good, very calm and relaxed!! AND now it is ending really really hectic… Thanksgiving weekend, end of semester, Christmas shopping. December is here!

Apparel

Forever 21 -Plus Size Ribbed Mock Neck Sweater

ASOS – DARLA Pointed Sneakers

Makeup

Ofra Cosmetics – Miami Fever

LOVE this shade, it’s so unique. I saw many beauty bloggers talking about this shade and had to have it. Here is a picture of me wearing it.

Jeffree Star – Androgyny

This shade is part of the holiday collection. I LOVE IT! Perfect for this time of the year. It was darker than I thought but I think that might be because i’m so pale. Here is a picture of me wearing it.

CD

Two of my favorite artists put out CDs this month. I have been listening to them non stop.

One Direction – Made In The A.M.

No secret that 1D is my fav.. I find it really hard to pic my favorite songs on this album. Some of my favorites are, If I Could Fly, Love You Goodbye, What A Feeling, Perfect & Never Enough. AND off the Deluxe edition have all of my favorites, I wish they were on the full length, LOVE Wolves, Temporary Fix & Walking In the Wind so much. So basically I love almost all the songs, there are a few I don’t love too much, but overall an amazing album.

Little Mix – Get Weird

This album is my JAM. I love Little Mix and I love their other albums so much but this is the best album that they have put out so far. I love Grown, OMG, Lighting, Clued Up & The End are my favorites. If you don’t listen to Little Mix and enjoy JAMS then I suggest you give this album a listen.


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October Favorites

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October Favorites

October has been so much fun. I went to New York City many times this month, for day trips and concerts. Many times to the city means many adventures. These are some of my favorite things I picked up this month. Besides that, nothing else exciting happened this month, I have been busy with back to school.

Apparal

Doc Martens – Magdalena

These shoes are perfect. Comfortable. Just enough of a heel to give a bit of height. They look sleek but still a bit grungy. So many good things to say about these.

Topman x Nick Grimshaw

Love this shirt is is so soft. I love Nick Grimshaw, I wanted to get many things from his collection with Topman but this was my my favorite piece from the collection.

Halsey Tour Shirt

Makeup

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed – Moonstone

The perfect shade for my skin tone, I don’t know why I did not own this before now.

Kat Von D – Ink Liner

Same thing with this liner, I don’t know why I did not own this before now. This liner is so black and glides on so easily. I don’t think I will ever use anything else ever again for a wing liner.

Music

5 Seconds Of Summer – Sounds Good Feels Good

Yes, I am a fan of 5SOS.. they went on tour with One Direction for two years so seeing them all the time made me start to like them. I liked their last album and I like this album too, don’t know what one I like better yet. I love a song off this album that is a target edition bonus track “The Story Of Another Us”. Besides that my top five off this album are “Jet Black Heart”. “Waste The Night”, “Castaway”, “Vapor”, & “Permanent Vacation”.

Events

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My best friend and I are very much obsessed with Halsey. We went to her show at Webster Hall. Not only is she beyond talented, she is such a genuine person and you can really tell that she cares about her fans. She put all of herself into her music and performing and you can tell that by watching one of her concerts. Anddd, she liked my picture I posted on Instagram from that night, so she made my year;). I can not wait to see her at Madison Square Garden next year.


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September Favorites

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September Favorites

September was such a bittersweet month for me. It was so beyond amazing because I had a majority of my concerts for the year happened in September. Then on the other hand it was sad because now they are all over and I started school again this week. But, I am excited to start school again and be back on my school schedule.

Apparel

Gap – 1969 Denim Skirt

I love this skirt so much, love the front button up skirt trend. Perfect skirt for the fall.

Celine – New Audrey Sunglasses

I have a very unhealthy sunglasses obsession. I saw these and I don’t think I have ever loved a pair of sunglasses more.

Makeup

Too Faced – Soleil Matte Bronzer – Milk Chocolate

I really like this bronzer because I am very pale and this is a perfect light shade to bronze and contour with for a pale person.

MAC – Strobe Cream

Love this cream, gives the face a glow that you wont get from any other product.

Events

This month was filled with concerts! I got to see 5 Seconds of Summer, One Direction, Ed Sheeran and my favorite band The Maine. All of them are some of my all time favorite artists to see live. Still can’t believe I got to see them all in a time span of one month, the post concert depression is real.


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July Favorties

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July Favorites

July was surprisingly such a good month for me. First off, I started trying to get a blog post out every weekday. It is hard, but I am loving it so much! The next big thing that has been happening in July is that since I am on summer vacation I came up with a very strict schedule for the day that I have been trying to stay on and I absolutely love it! I might write a blog post on how to come up with a strict schedule that fits your lifestyle. It completely changed my summer. I have quite a lot to talk about because a lot of my favorites of the month are events, so let’t get to it!

Makeup

Gerard Cosmetics – Serenity Hydra-Matte Liquid Lipstick

This is one of my favorite YouTubers Manny’s collaboration with Gerard Cosmetics. Love love love this!! Not only is it the perfect shade, it applies so easily, dries matte and actually stays on your lips for a long time.

Becca – Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed / Champagne Pop

Another one of my favorite YouTubers Jaclyn Hill collaborated with Becca and created Champaign Pop. I am obsessed with this hilighter, I have not used anything else since. I wrote a blog post about it here!

Apparel

Moschino Loungewear

I got this on sale from one of my favorite online shopping sites ASOS. I wrote a blog post about it here!

Music

Hozier

Obsessed with this album, it is perfect! I don’t know why it took me so long to actually buy the album and listen to it.

One Direction – Drag Me Down

This song came out last night at like 1AM and I didn’t sleep thanks to One Direction.

Events

Okay, so most of my favorites this month are events. I enjoyed them all so much!

– Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour

– Warped Tour

– Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway with Darren Criss

– Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Cheek to Cheek Tour


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May Favorites

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Beauty

MAC – 150 Brush

This is the perfect powder brush, when you are finished doing your makeup it just blends everything together so nicely and gives a flawless finish.

MAC – Subculture Lipliner

Obsessed! Perfect nude lipliner!!

Apparel

Sub_Urban RIOT – KALE Loose Tee

I have seen this shirt EVERYWHERE! For some reason I was drawn to it and had to have it. It is a very nice material, I purchased my from a Nordstrom store.

Topshop – Floppy Felt Hat

I also purchased this from Nordstrom in the Topshop section. It just reminded me of summer and I thought it would go perfectly with a white outfit on the beach.

Birkenstock – ‘Arizona’ Soft Footbed Sandal

My parents always put me in Birkenstock as a kid. Of course when I was a kid though they weren’t popular and I was the only one kid in my summer camps wearing them. I have not had a pair since I was 13 so I figured that I would invest in a pair since I already knew how well they were made and how comfortable they are.

Music

I went to a few Ed Sheeran concerts this month so I got the tour book. He is my favorite artist and it is coming up on three years since I saw him for the first time. The first time I saw him was June 12, 2012 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn and there were 500 people there, now this past weekend I saw him at the Barclay”s Center in Brooklyn and there were 18,000 people there. So safe to say I was feeling a bit emotional. I was very excited for all of the shows and they were all amazing, like always. Every time I see him play a live show it just gets better and better.


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March Favorites

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March, I don’t even remember it looking back. Very busy month. I hardly posted in March because I was writing final papers all month, it’s my own fault I procrastinate too much. I went to an outlet mall this month and a book signing, so that was exciting. This favorites is going to be short but here it is!


Beauty

Beauty Blender – Micro Mini

These are perfect for blending under eye concealer.

Sigma – F80 Flat Kabuki

I love this brush SO much. I don’t even know how I my foundation looked good before this brush. I would recommend this to everyone.

Too Faced – Melted Lipstick in Melted Sugar

I never really stray away from MAC lipsticks but I am glad I did on this one, It wears really well.

Laura Mercier – Secret Brightening Powder

This is one of my favorite makeup products ever. This is perfect for putting on over concealer, it brightens up the under eye so much.

Apparel

Vans -Metallic Leather Slip-On

Let’s just take a moment to appreciate these, I am so in love with them. I saw them and absolutely had to have them. I bought them for a certain even in summer and I can’t wait to wear them!!

Brandy Melville Kimono

This was bought at a PacSun Outlet so unfortunately I can’t find it online.

Books

Shane Dawson – I Hate Myselfie

This was the book signing that I went to. The book was pre signed but I couldn’t stay to meet him. I love Shane Dawson and I love this book, if you have watched any of his videos you would enjoy this book.

I also read Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher this month. It was very good! Everyone currently in High School needs to read this book! It is about a girl who commits suicide and leaves a voice recording tape to 13 people that played a part in her suicide.

Music

James Bay’s CD came out this month! It is very good, if you love acoustic music then I would definitely suggest to listen to it.


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February Favorites

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WOW! I can’t believe that it is already the end of February. That went by so fast. I have been extremely busy with school this month because I had my midterm week and all my classes announced a final paper. So, I have not purchased that much this month. I went to the drug store once, I got my hair done, got those boots online on a good boots sale and the sweater is from H&M. I have really been into writing this month so a personal essay may be coming soon.


Beauty

| 1 | L’Oréal Infallible Series

Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray

Pro-Matte Foundation (Mine is in Classic Ivory)

Pro-Matte Powder (Mine is in Porcelain)

I usually don’t buy drug store products because my skins is super sensitive and oily, so my face and drug store products always become an issue.. but this line is amazing. It is definitely high quality, the setting spray, the foundation and the powder is as good as my high end products. Would definitely re-purchase.

Skin Care

| 2 | Aveda

Botanical Kinetics Energizing Eye Cream

Hand Relief Moisturizing Cream

This is a high end product but it is so worth it. I got them at my local hair salon that I go to. The eye cream I just got a few days ago so I will let you know how it is, but I can already tell so far so good. The hand cream on the other hand I have used every single day this month. It is so worth it if you have dry hands from the winter. It is perfection, I can not say enough good things about this hand cream.

Apparel

| 3 | Boohoo – Pointed Chelsea Boots

Chelsea boots are my favorite style of boots and I have been wanted one with a pointed toe. I received an email that there was a sale on shoes on boohoo. I got them. Love them. So Much. Wear them all the time.

| 4 | H&M+ V-Neck Sweater

I saw this sweater on tumblr last month and had to find it. It is H&M+ so it was perfect for me. It is such a classic sweater and so big and comfy.

Music

I did not buy the actual cd yet, but I got it on iTunes.. Reflection by Fifth Harmony!! This album is so fun, that is the only way that I can describe it. Every single song I want to dance around my room and pretend that it’s now Sixth Harmony because I obviously think I have joined the group.

Another album that came out recently was Leave Your Love – EP by Tyler Carter. I love it so much. Love him so much.

Also, I went to a Chris Brown and Trey Songz concert this past weekend so I have been listening to them non-stop.

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Songs

I have been listening to this cover ever since it has come out. Everything Ed touches turns into gold.


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January Favorites

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This month I went back to college after the longest break ever, from May to December, and had time to explore the world and myself. But now finally in January it was time to get back into the groove of things and finish my college degree. I would be lying to myself and everyone else if I did not admit that getting back to a normal routine was very difficult. With stress comes retail therapy, so here are my favorites from the month.

Also, I will be on a schedule with posting now. There will be a new post at least once a week, every Sunday, and maybe if I am feeling inspired twice a week. Oh, and of course my monthly favorites the last day of each month.


Apparel

| 1 |  Steve Madden – Rumi Boots – White

I love black boots so much, so why not get them in white. I can not wait to wear these with either tights and a dress or with light wash jeans in the summer.

Beauty

| 2 | MAC – Viva Glam – Miley Cyrus

I can’t rave enough about this color, when I put the lipstick and the gloss on for the first time I was almost in tears! It is the perfect pink color.

Stationary

| 3 | Kate Spade – Little Gold Book

Saw it, thought it was too cute, needed to have it. Notebooks are never a waste for me, I am always writing or doodling something.

Book

| 4 | Lena Dunham – Not That Kind of Girl

I am obsessed with Lena Dunham. She is perfect. That is all I have to say. Read it!

Music

| 5 |  Fall Out Boy – American Beauty / American Psycho

I’m not going to lie, I did not have a countdown set for this album. I heard it was coming out and was not super excited but as soon as I picked it up I did not take it out of my cd player. I didn’t think anything would top Save Rock and Roll for me because I was in love with that album but I enjoy this album very much. My personal favorites after listening to the album a few times are Irresistible, The Kids Aren’t All Right & Novocaine but I am sure that will change the more I listen to the album.

Tea

| 6 | Twinings – Pure Camomile

So calming, it has been the perfect tea for this month.

Songs

Both of these songs I discovered this month and have been stuck in my head ever since I heard them for the first time.

| + | James Bay – Let It Go

I heard this song for the first time on Sirius Coffee House Station. I instantly fell in love with it and searched for it. Then suddenly I saw him popping up everywhere, a show in NYC, at the Burberry Fashion Show and opening for Taylor Swift on the European leg of the tour (ugh wish it was in America).

| + | Shura – Touch

I was watching YouTube videos and came across this video. Love the video, fell in love with the song instantly. Wish it was on iTunes in America. Can’t get it out of my head.


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