Sunday, July 28, 2013

Outfit of the Day: Sunday July 28, 2013

    Good afternoon everyone! Today I have an adorable outfit of the day for you. I think this is actually the first one I have done. I kind of like the blog format of an outfit of the day rather than the video format. I find the videos to be a little more boring. What do you guys think?

    Anyway, today I have a really pretty short black/red Chevron strapless dress. I have paired it with a pretty black bubble necklace and matching earrings. Add a simple black clutch purse and some black sandals and it's the perfect outfit for going out with the girls or college football game day. You can also dress it up with some black heels for a date night with your special fella.

     The dress is from a local boutique called Envy. They just opened a second store in Panama City, Florida. The plus side is that even though I am sure most of you do not have Envy Boutique near you, they DO SHIP!! Just check out their facebook page!!

     For those of you that enjoy maxi dresses, I have a surprise for you too! This dress also comes in a maxi length. I couldn't find any pictures of the maxi on their site, but I did see it at the store the other day and loved it just as much (however, since I am so short, Maxi dresses typically don't work for me). Finally, there are also some different color combinations available too. Check out Envy Boutique's page for more details on the available colors and to check out all of their other cute selections!

I hope you guys enjoyed this! I'll talk to you later!!

"A Little Glamour Goes A Long Way"

Thursday, July 18, 2013

RIP Austin!

     Okay, I know this is definitely out of the ordinary to find on my blog, but I really just need to get this off my chest.

     On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, my friend, Austin, went missing while hiking in Yellowstone National Park. This morning (Thursday, July 18) after 2 days of searching, one of the helicopters assisting in the search located his backpack. They found Austin's body nearby.

     Austin had just moved from our small Georgia town to Montana a month ago. Austin was one of those people that you couldn't help but love. He was smart, funny, and had a lot going for him. I can't even express how I feel about this tragedy. He was only 23 years old. He had so much he wanted to accomplish in his life and now it is just over in the blink of an eye. He will be truly missed.

RIP Austin Parker <3
     To all of the nature lovers out there, if you ever go hiking, canoeing, or anywhere else like that, don't go alone. Go with a friend, be safe, and always make sure that someone who is NOT going with you knows where you will be as well. 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Review: Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments

     Happy July 4th everyone! I thought as a special treat for this July 4th I would finally do my much awaited review on the new product from the Maybelline Color Tattoo line, Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments!! I have been wanting these since I first saw them in my local Wal-Mart two weeks ago and I finally snatched one up today (Courtesy of my daddy :) ) I must say that I couldn't wait to try it out and I am not disappointed. I love pigments and these really are no exception. I only got one for the purposes of this review since it is a brand new product released officially only a few days ago.

     To start off, the packaging is similar to the cream shadow color tattoos in shape. However, it is plastic (and won't hurt your foot if you just so happen to drop it like I did with one of my bulky color tattoo creams.) and it doesn't have so much wasted space within the packaging. I was able to purchase one at Wal-mart for only $5.99 plus tax (prices vary from store to store and state to state). This is for a 1.5 gram jar. The only thing I was conflicted on in regards to the packaging is the sifter on the top. When you open the lid it reveals a sifter like you would find on any loose face powder. On one side, if you dropped it while it was open, you would not spill it everywhere. On the other hand, you can't reach the powder directly like with a Mac pigment. I am sure you could take the sifter out but I usually make a mess when I try to do that.
     The product itself is great. I purchased the color "Buff & Tuff" and I swatched a little on my hand and at first couldn't see it except for the beautiful glitter it contained. These colors are very true to what the powder in the pot looks like. I ended up getting a color that almost exactly matches my skin tone which is why the color doesn't pop on my skin. That was simply a mistake on my part, but I wanted something I knew I would use since I tend to fall more towards neutral colors. When I arrived home, I took my Nyx jumbo eye pencil in Milk and drew a nice little patch of white to help show the true pigmentation of this product. (pictured below) As you can see it does have a nice pigmentation to it.

This picture does not do the color justice. :/

     Overall this is a great product and well worth the money. Now that I know I like the product, I will be going to purchase more!! :) I hope everyone found this review helpful, if you have any questions about these product or any other product you would like me to review, feel free to post in the comments below! :) Thanks!

"A Little Glamour Goes A Long Way"

Update 7/27/13: After using this for a few weeks, I have found that the glitter does fall all over your face a good bit. It's fine for me because it created a nice nighttime look, but just be cautious of that!!