Monday, January 18, 2016

Makeup Monday: Givenchy Mister Light Instant Light Corrective Pen

I recently purchased the Givenchy Mister Light Instant Light Corrective Pen. I really like it! I had heard great things about the YSL Radiant Touch luminizing pen but when I tried it on I felt that it did a good job brightening under my eyes but I wanted something that would both brighten and conceal. A worker at Sephora told me to try out the Givenchy Mister Light and I found that it did a great job brightening under my eye and concealing dark circles. I love it and its super convenient and easy to use! I would definitely recommend this product!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Fashion Friday: Free People Dress

Happy Friday!! I got this Free People Dress on sale at Macy's and I love it! Its really short so I wouldn't wear it without tights or pants. I really like that It can be worn as a shirt (see this post) or as a dress depending on how you style it! The back is open and super cute, great for fall or spring when its not too cold! 

Outfit Details:
Dress: Free People 
Tights: J. Crew
Booties: Nordstrom BP
Bralette: Free People

Monday, January 11, 2016

Makeup Monday: Cover Fx Foundation Compare and Contrast

I have not used a true liquid foundation since the 6th grade when I bought my first Clinique makeup. The closest thing I've used has been a BB cream. But lately I haven't been happy with the coverage of my powder foundations lately so I went to Sephora to try a new one and it was suggested that I try the Cover Fx Pressed Mineral Foundation which offers more coverage. I was also told that I should consider trying the Cover Fx Natural Finish Oil Free Liquid Foundation which would provide more coverage but its oil free (which is very important to me). I purchased the powder foundation and went home with a sample of the liquid foundation but ended up going back to purchase it a few days later. 

Cover Fx Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation

As I mentioned earlier, I have never really used liquid foundation so this is very odd for me but overall I have been very happy the Cover Fx Natural Finish Oil Free Liquid Foundation! It offers a lot of coverage and I would definitely use it for special events! I don't think I could personally get used to wearing a liquid foundation everyday (especially to class where I really don't like to wear much makeup at all) but if I wanted more coverage I would definitely use this. My only complaint is that even though it is oil free, and I use a mattifying primer, my face still seems to be a little bit shiny by the end of the day.

Cover Fx Pressed Mineral Foundation 

I love the Cover Fx Pressed Mineral Foundation! It offers a ton of coverage especially for being a powder foundation. Its layer able so you have the option to have a very thin layer if you don't want a lot of coverage or use more if you need more coverage. It lasts pretty well but I sometimes do have to reapply towards the end of the day. The fact that its a pressed powder makes it very easy to throw in your purse to use for touch ups throughout the day! I have used it to touch up my foundation when I've worn the mineral foundation but also when I've used the liquid foundation and it works really well!

Overall I am very happy with both of them and I think they both make great additions to my makeup collection but I would personally choose the pressed mineral foundation over the liquid foundation for every day use!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Fashion Friday: Show Me Your MuMu Dress

I've been vacationing in Lake Placid, Florida visiting my grandparents! Lake Placid is known as the Town of Murals because there are a whole bunch of murals all over town so we took a little bit of time for a photo shoot! I got this Show Me Your MuMu dress at a trunk show a few months ago and I love it! The pattern is so fun and the dress is so cute and easy! The colors are also super versatile for different seasons! I sized up when I bought this dress because it is very short! 

Outfit Details:
Cardigan: Zara (Similar)

Monday, January 4, 2016

Makeup Monday: Tom Ford Lipstick!

I was looking for a good winter red lipstick color and I tried on about a million different shades at Nordstrom before I found this one. It was my first Tom Ford purchase and it was quite pricey but I had heard great things about the lipstick and I loved the color so I decided to splurge. I absolutely love it! It is very long lasting so it stays on all day even with eating and drinking! I purchased the color "Velvet Cherry" and its incredible! The color goes on a little brighter than it looks. 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

New Orleans & The Sugar Bowl

I just spent a few days in New Orleans! I've been wanting to go for ages and I finally got to go because my family went to spend New Years in New Orleans and watch Ole Miss play in the Sugar Bowl! We did all the fun tourist things and it was a super fun little trip! We went to the St. Louis Cathedral, the St. Louis Cemetery, explored the french quarter and walked up and down Bourbon Street. We even enjoyed some Beignets at the famous CafĂ© Du Monde! It was also great to see the Rebs win!! 

Outfit Details: 

Dress: Free People
Pants: Ann Taylor Loft
Sweater:Free People
Booties: Nordstrom

St. Louis Cemetery 
Beignets at Cafe Du Monde! 

I found one of my Littles at the Sugar Bowl Parade! 
My fam at the Superdome!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas in Chicago!!

We have had a super warm winter so far! When I came back to Illinois from school I was expecting it to be freezing because Illinois is usually super cold at this time of year but it has been in the 50s and even the 60s a lot this week! So when my mom and I took our annual Christmas trip to Chicago, the weather wasn't bad at all! We always go up to Chicago and go shopping, look at the Christmas lights and then eat dinner at the Walnut Room! The Walnut Room is a restaurant at the top of the Macy's in downtown Chicago and it is the most festive place to eat because they always decorate really well! If you want to eat there you have to go put your name in early in the day on a list for a table and they will give you a pager and tell you what time to come back to eat! Another fun thing to do in Chicago at Christmas time is go to the Christkindlmarket where they have tons of artisans from different countries! I had crepes and some of the best apple cider I've ever had!

Writing a letter to Santa! 

Monday, December 21, 2015

Finishing Up a Busy Semester

This semester has been so incredibly busy for me so obviously I haven't kept up with my blog as much as I would have liked to but I'm hoping to really get back on track in the next few weeks and continue next semester! I had a really crazy class schedule this semester but I survived and I managed to have a social life too! Here is a little recap of the second half of my semester, which was the busiest I've been but also the most fun I've had since I've been at college! 

My parents came to visit a few times because they had Ole Miss season tickets! 

I finally became a Big (with the best two littles!!)

We celebrated Halloween with good friends! 

Faith is always the Serena to my Blair. 

Anchor Ball, DG's once every four year major formal. 

Chi Psi Tacky Holiday Date Party! 

I got to help with the initiation of my littles! 

I tried waffle house for the first time! So good!!!!!
Chi Psi Semi-Formal
Grovin' with my girls! 
I got to lead some of my DG sisters in singing Christmas Carols at a nursing home! 
Had a fabulous roomie Christmas! 

I had the best semester and I can't wait to see what next semester brings!