Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Influenster YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vox Box

When I heard I was going to get an Influenster YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vox Box, I squeed in delight! Don't get me wrong, I like the YSL Touche Eclat products I got in a previous box, but of course I prefer getting lipstick to skincare. 

The shiny gold packaging is beautiful and striking, the lipsticks have a lovely floral perfume scent, and they both go on smooth and are not drying. Why do these colors have to be so pretty? Because the Rouge Pur Couture lipstick is $36!

**I received these lipsticks for free from Influenster. All opinions are my own.**

Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in No. 19 Fuschia 

Wow, talk about pigmented! This pink-purple color is bold and beautiful. You only need to swipe it on once to get that strong color. It has some serious staying power too because it kind of turns into a stain. You could also dab it on for a pretty soft fuschia color. 

Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in No. 9 Rose Stiletto

I love a good everyday rose-y mauve color and this one is absolutely lovely. It's one of those perfect colors for every skin tone. It doesn't look like it from the tube, but this color actually has hints of sparkle. It's a very faint gold sparkle, but it's gorgeous and adds dimension to the color. 

Do you go for everyday or bold lipsticks?

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Outfit: Olive + Neon Yellow

Nothing like an olive jacket and taupe booties to fall-ify an outfit, right? One of the best thing about autumn is breaking out the jackets, scarves, and booties. I own too many of all of them. Then again it is cold in New York for most of the year. 

This another outfit that I took pictures of for Her Umbrella's premiere issue. I would recommend reading her first issue; it has recipes, beauty under $10, articles about anxiety, minimalism, and how to care for cotton candy hair. 

What's your favorite fall accessory?

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Review: MEKU Slim Wallet

**I received this product for free. All opinions are my own.**

Like most girls, I find myself carrying more than necessary most days. But sometimes I only want to bring the essentials: phone, keys, credit card, cash, notebook, pen, and a chapstick. I generally use a teal wallet, but two weeks ago I went to the Brooklyn Book Festival (so many books!) and didn't want to lug around too much, considering I knew I was going to come back with books (and ended up coming back with a mug too). 

I used this MEKU Slim Wallet and put in the four most important cards: I.D., credit card, Metro Card, and Gold Starbucks card. I can't travel without my favorite drink, a peach green tea lemondade! 

This little wallet is perfect for when you don't want to bring your whole purse. It's slim, lightweight, easy to slip into your pocket, comes in five cute colors, made of leather so it's durable, and cute. 
P.S. -- I also reviewed a MEKU sunglasses case.

Do you use slim wallets?
What are your essentials?

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Watch | Read | Listen {October 2015}

The most beautiful month of the year is here: October! The leaves are changing, there's a chill in the air, everyone has Halloween decorations and pumpkins out in front of their door, and a bunch of awesome new stuff is coming out. So get ready because October is looking to be a hell of a good month. 


The Martian
A mission to Mars goes awry, and astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead and left behind on the planet by his crew. Watney manages to survive. He then fights for his survival in the harsh environment of Mars, to signal others on Earth that he is still alive. Upon discovering Watney's signal, NASA and scientists all around Earth collaborate to find a way to rescue him. {Watch the trailer.} I'm am SO seeing this! (October 2)

12-year-old orphan Peter (Levi Miller) is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan. Also starring Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, and Rooney Mara. {Watch the trailer.} Doesn't this look absolutely magical? (October 9)

After 5-year old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) and his Ma (Brie Larson) escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world. {Watch the trailer.} All I'm going to say is: Whoa. (October 16)

Teenager Zach (Dylan Minnette) teams up with the daughter (Odeya Rush) of young adult horror author R.L. Stine (Jack Black) after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Greendale, Maryland. {Watch the trailer.} I never read the books as a kid, but this movie looks like so much fun, even for adults. (October 16)

Other movies coming out:

  • He Named Me Malala (Oct 2)
  • Addicted to Fresno (Oct 2)
  • Knock Knock (Oct 9)
  • Steve Jobs (Oct 9)
  • The Walk (Oct 9)
  • Bridge of Spies (Oct 16)
  • Momentum (Oct16)
  • This Changes Everything (Oct 20)
  • Burnt (Oct 23)
  • Jem and the Holograms (Oct 23)
  • Suffragate (Oct 23)
  • Our Band is Crisis (Oct 30)

Books & Music -- Oct 2015
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell -- Simon Snow just wants to relax and savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he’ll be safe. Simon can’t even enjoy the fact that his roommate and longtime nemesis is missing because he can’t stop worrying about the evil git. (October 6)
  • The Sword of Summer (#1) by Rick Riordan -- Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston. One day, he’s tracked down and told an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. (October 6)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling -- IT'S A FREAKING ILLUSTRATED EDITION! (October 6)
  • See Me by Nicholas Sparks -- A chance encounter will alter the course of both Colin and Maria's lives, challenging deeply held assumptions about each other and ultimately, themselves. As love unexpectedly takes hold between them, they dare to envision what a future together could possibly look like. (October 13)
  • Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton -- Stories presents a whole new group of people in stunning photographs, with a rich design and, most importantly, longer stories that delve deeper and surprise with greater candor. (October 13)
  • Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (AKA J.K. Rowling) -- When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible – and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of unspeakable brutality. (October 20)
  • After Alice by Gregory Maguire -- Alice's friend Ada embarks on an odyssey to find Alice, so she tumbles down the rabbit hole and see her friend safely home from this surreal world below the world. (October 27)
Coheed and Cambria's The Color Before the Sun (Oct 16) | Demi Lovato's Confident (Oct 16)
5 Seconds of Summer's Sounds Good Feels Good (Oct 23) | We Love Disney 2015 (Oct 30)

What are you looking forward to in October?

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Inspired By: Best Selling Books {September 2015}

I was so tempted to pick up Six of Crows when I saw it at the bookstore this past weekend (apparently my Barnes & Noble put it out several days early), but my to-read list is already so long that I sadly had to put it back on the shelf. Luckily, I'm getting Why Not Me? from Blogging for Books soon and I'm excited to read it!

Six of Crows
Six of Crows

Written by Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows takes place in Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams, but he can't pull it off alone. 

Go for sleek black in order to pull off the heist: a black cape, a black dress, red stud earrings, and lace-up heeled booties. Or put on a gray jacket, a feather print shirt, distressed black jeans, and boots. 

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Why Not Me?
Why Not Me?
Written by Mindy Kaling, she shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it’s falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, and believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you. 

Wear something cute and feminine like Girl Boss Mindy by throwing on a light blue cardigan, a layered white tank top, jeans, and bow flats. Or instead a white and blue floral dress, blue rings, and blue heels. 

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The Girl in the Spider's Web
The Girl in the Spider's Web
Written by David Lagercrantz, In this adrenaline-charged thriller, genius-hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist face a dangerous new threat and must again join forces. Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a trusted source claiming to have information vital to the United States. 

Lisbeth has a bad ass style, so put on a printed red dress, a black moto jacket, knee-high socks, and black strappy ankle boots. Or for a casual day a cut-out burgundy top, distressed denim, spider earrings, and brown boots. 

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Fates and Furies
Fates and Furies
Written by Lauren Groff, this story presents a marriage over the course of twenty-four years. Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets.

For the husband's look, throw on a blue blazer, a white shirt, jeans, a map watch, and cut-out oxfords. For the wife's look, wear a chambray dress, a gold necklace, a purple satchel, and black T-strap wedges. 

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