"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is something in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening" -Coco Chanel


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

50 Follower Playlist!

Hey girls! When you entered my MAC giveaway, I asked you to name a couple of your favorite songs from July/August. Little did you know, it would turn into a playlist!

Track 1: Sky Scraper-Demi Lavato.
Track 2: Every Teardrop is A Waterfall-Coldplay.
Track 3: Don't Wanna Miss A Thing-Aerosmith.
Track 4: Best Thing I Never Had-Beyonce.
Track 5: Hair-Lady GaGa.
Track 6: Everything-Vast Vision.
Track 7: Gucci Gucci-Kreyshawn.
Track 8: Tiny Dancer-Elton John.
Track 9: We Are One-Lion King 2.
Track 10: You And Me-Lifehouse.
Track 11: China Girl-David Bowie.
Track 12: Starry Eyed-Ellie Goulding.
Track 13: Party Rock Anthem-LMFAO.
Track 14: Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)-Katy Perry.
Track 15: If I Die Young-The Band Perry.
Track 16: One and Only-Adele.
Track 17: Postcard From Paris-The Band Perry.
Track 18: You Make Me Feel-Cobra Starship ft. Sabi.
Track 19: You Need Me, I Don't Need You-Ed Sheeran.
Track 20: Just The Way You Are-Bruno Mars.
Track 21: I May Lose Everything-Ministery of Magic.
Track 22: Super Bass-Nicki Manaj (the winners pick!)
Track 23: Love You Like A Love Song-Selena Gomez.
Track 24: Everything is Everthing-Phenoix.
Track 25: Edge Of Glory-Lady GaGa.
Track 26: Distant Shores-Fire Iron Frenzy.
Track 27: The Lazy Song-Bruno Mars
Track 28: Mr. Saxobeat-Alexandra Stan.
Track 29: King of Sorrow-Sade.
Track 30: You & I-Park Bom.
Track 31: Judas-Lady GaGa.
Track 32: Of Of-Arabic Music.
Track 33: Blow-Ke$ha.
Track 34: Two Is Better Than One-Boys Like Girls [Luke Conard & Ingrid (missglamourazzi) cover].
Track 35: Be Be Your Love-Rachel Yamagata.
Track 36: Set Fire To The Rain-Adele.
Track 37: Skyscraper-Luke Conard & Landon Austin (Demi Lavato Cover).
Track 38: The Reason Is You-Tiffany Alvord.
Track 39: Pumped Up Kicks-Landon Austin (Foster the People Cover).
Track 40: Your My Best Friend-Queen.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Giveaway Winner!!!!

Hey girls!!! I am so excited to post this, I feel like I'm always excited to tell you something, but today is special! I'm finally announcing the winner to my MAC giveaway!!! I really enjoyed picking out the products and setting up the rules! And believe me I triple, double, quadruple checked that I did indeed pick the right winner! And don't worry if you didn't win this one, because I'm only 10 followers away from 100, then there will be another giveaway, after that 250, then 500 then 1,000! So now I'll get into it...
Congratulations Kelly!!!! Email me your address!!! Follow Kelley's twitter! Her blog too!!! Kelly, I hope you love your new MAC makeup and thanks for entering!

Here is Kelly's Favorite song this month!!!

Super Bass-Nicki Manaj! (one of my faves this month too!)

So many exclamation points!!!!!
love you guys,

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Fun Fitness Tips! Small Ways to Be Healthier!

Hey girls! So lately I've been on a quest to feel better, I wouldn't exactly call it a health kick, I just wanted to have more energy and change my eating habits. Here are a few adjustments I've made to be healthier!

  • Drink three to four cup of green tea per day! I actually didn't like the taste of green tea when I started my "quest" but now I love it. Plus green tea has antioxidants that fight off cancer and it can even prevent dementia.
  • Drink eight glasses of water per day! This is eight glasses or four bottles of water, I actually drink out of the plastic Poland Springs bottles, just because that is easier for me. It seems a lot simpler to grab a bottle on the go.
  • Just Dance 2! If any of you guys have Just Dance 2, then you know...life changing! It is so much fun and you burn an insane amount of cals! I love the dances: Rasputin, Cosmic Girl, Jump, Viva Las Vegas and Body Moving.
  • Laugh! It's been proven that laughing increases you metabolism!
So there are my little changes in my daily routine and so far, I've really noticed a difference! I've actually lost eight pounds since the beginning of July!

Hope this helped!


Friday, August 12, 2011

Back to School Tag!!!!

Hey girls!!! I was tagged by Jen, who I just don't have enough nice things to say about, she is one of the first fellow Beauty Bloggers I talked to and she is one of the sweetest girls ever! Follower her if you haven't already! So now for the Tag!

Are you excited and/or nervous for this year?
I'm actually really excited for this year, I signed up for some really fun classes! I'm a little nervous too, but I think it's natural for everyone to be nervous for school.

What's for favorite part of getting ready for back to school?
This may sound weird, but probably organizing everything, I am defiantly OCD about organizing my school supplies!

What grade were you in when you started wearing makeup?
6th grade, but I didn't really get into all the neutral smokey, contour fanciness until freshman year.

Where or from whom do you like to get inspiration for school from?
Youtube videos, mostly Macbarbie07, we have very similar style. Also fellow bloggers and also magazines.

What are your favorite back to school/fall trends?
Defiantly the maxi trend, not only dresses but skirts as well. Also blazers and chunky sweaters.

Where do you like to go shopping for back to school supplies?
Staples or Target.

What are your favorite stores to go back to school clothes shopping?
TJ Maxx & Marshalls are always great places to go for designer pieces at an amazing discount, I also love American Eagle and Aerie.

Will you be carrying a back pack or a purse to school this year?
In middle school I carried a bag, but since I got to High School I have been carrying a backpack. I already have back problems, I don't want to make them worse.

What are 3 non-beauty essentials you have to have in your backpack?
1.water 2. note cards 3. notebook.

What are your go-to hair products for this year and what is your go to hair style?
I really don't use hair products (hair gel, spray, mouse ect.) and I straighten my hair rarely, because it is naturally straight...And for a hairstyle lately I haven't had just one that's a go-to, mostly I've been playing with different braids and twists.

What are your go-to clothing items for this year? And what accessories do you plan on rocking this year?
My go-to clothing item is always dresses, they're great for fellow morning-haters :) with a dress you can throw it on real quick but still look adorable! Accessory wise, I'd say rings (of course!) and lots of bracelets.

Gosh darn it! Jen tagged everyone I wanted to! So I tag anyone who wants to do it!

Thanks for Reading!!!

P.S. Opal made me a signature, what do you think? I love it!!! :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Be Better on Betterfly!

Hey girls! I am so excited about this post today, mainly because of the  amazing website I'm going to talk about also this is my first ever guest post! I was contacted by Lauren (who seems super sweet!) from the Betterfly website and she asked me to check it out!

Here is some information about Betterfly that Lauren wanted to share with you!

Betterfly is all about finding the right person in your quest for "self-betterment", whether that be beauty, fitness, health craft or anything else you can think of.

"Betterfly is the first website of its kind to exclude companies, focusing on people instead to make the process easier and more efficient.

Users can refine their search based on more than 20 factors such as availability, friends' recommendations, verified reviews and value.

Each provider can create a free, highly customizable page that's like a mini-website that can be made in minutes that can be made in minutes. Users can promote their qualifications, services, locations, special offers and payment policies, upload resources like instructional videos and even create their own blogs.

Plus, it's all free! Since it's launch in May 2010, it has become on of the largest online directories for makeup artist, personal trainers and music teachers."

Here is an example of a Betterfly page, here you can see the filters, the search bar, and different makeup artist that popped up! Also you can see the price points! (click to enlarge).

Thanks for reading girls!!!
xoxo, Alex.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Dry Fast And Mega Last! My Review of Fast Dry And Mega Last Polishes From Wet n Wild!

2 Teal of Fortunes, 1 SaGreena the Teenage Witch, 1 Disturbia (Mega Last), 1 Blue Wants To Be A Millionaire, 1 Saved By the Blue, 2 Teal or no Teals.
Hey girls! So Friday I got a shipment from Wet n Wild, that contained 8 nail polishes (shown above). Yes, I got the polishes for free, for review, no that does not taint my review what so ever. My reviews are my honest opinion and I'd never change that because of a free product.

So I'm going to start with the Fast Dry polishes, they sent me 7 of them, and what I noticed as soon as I put them on was that they did not smell. Maybe it's just me, but I've noticed with some fast dry nail polishes from other companies, that they were just repulsive! With the Fast Dry polishes, they have no nasty odor, and the application is flawless, the brush gives you a very smooth coat. I couldn't believe the pigmentation too, only one maybe two coats gives you amazing vibrant color.

Wet n Wild also sent me one Mega Last, I had actually purchased an Mega
Last a week ago, in Bite the Bullet and I absolutely loved it. I was so excited when I saw that they sent me Disturbia, Disturbia is a eggplant-plum shade that looks gorgeous with Bite the Bullet. Much like the Fast Dry polishes, Mega Last is extremely pigmented, but it actually dries really fast too. I wouldn't say it dries as fast as the Fast Dry, but I'd say it dries faster than most normal nail polishes.

Bite the Bullet
Photo Credit

I really enjoyed trying these polishes out! I'm so excited to add the Wet n Wild, Fast Dry and Mega Last products to my collection, they are fabulous for not only Spring and Summer but also the colder months!

Thanks for Reading Girls!
-Alex :)