Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Best Mascaras

Mascara is my absolute favorite makeup product, my eyelashes are the same color as my hair so without wearing it they're basically invisible.  I think eyes are such an important feature and nothing looks better then eyes framed with a thick fringe.  Since I love mascara so much it's only appropriate I continue my 'The Best' Series and first makeup installment, with it.  If you haven't seen one of these posts before I will not only be sharing my favorite mascaras with you, but my gorgeous beauty savvy friends' favorites too!

CoverGirl LashExact Mascara- I have been a big fan of this mascara since it came out.  I love how the brush is more of a comb style and helps to prevent any clumps, which is a big pet peeve of mine.  I love the Very Black color as it helps to really define my lashes and make them standout.  I have super sensitive eyes and this never irritates them.

Dior Diorshow Mascara- As far as high end mascaras go this is the creme of the crop in my book.  It's super luxe and has a cult following because it works so well.  It smoothes your lashes while adding major volume.  It works to naturally thicken your fringe and covers every lash.

Too Faced Lash Injection- This mascara builds little tubes around your eyelashes to add volume and length (you can actually see the little tubes when you take off the mascara with makeup remover!).  I love the large brush this comes with because it really adds drama to your look.  It also doesn't fade or flake while you're wearing it.

CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion- This is my current absolute favorite mascara and I have talked about it on here a few times before (read about it here, here, and here).  This is similar to the CoverGirl LashExact, but it has a much larger brush, which I definitely prefer.  It adds mega volume and never creates clumps.  It lasts all day without flaking and never bothers my eyes.

Shop my favorites here:
When I asked my friends about their favorite mascara they all had one they answered with right away.  The girls I asked always have the prettiest lashes and I'm loving their recommendations. Here are the mascaras my friends love the most!

Recommended by: Georgette, 21, Student (Instagram: @georgettelaw26)
Georgette is a big fan of the brush on one of Benefit's newest mascaras.  Of Roller Lash she says, "I love how it lengthens my lashes and curls them even better than when I use a lash curler. They stay curled all day and it really makes your eyes look more open and awake."

Recommended by: Erica, 21, Student & Blogger (Coming Up Roses)
On the blogger favorite Erica says, "I love how it makes me look like I'm literally wearing false lashes without having to put hot glue to my face! It's the easiest (and cheapest!) way I've found to get a more natural false lashes look, it lasts all night but removes easily, and it just never fails to get me compliments on my eyelashes! My eyes are one of my favorite features on myself, so playing them up is always a must for me!"

Recommended by: Shannon, 24, Physical Therapy Student (Instagram: @shannonsamluk)
Shannon has eyes that are easily irritated by makeup, but this mascara never bothers them.  She also says that "It washes off very easily and makes my lashes long and thick!"

Recommended by: Lia, 23, Graduate Student (Instagram: @liadanielle1)
Lia loves this mascara because "It's super intense and dramatic!"  Who doesn't want that in a mascara?  Also I think the brush for this looks awesome!

Recommended by: Angela, 22, Registered Nurse (Instagram: @angelafurbush)
Angela always has the most gorgeous lashes, I seriously always find myself admiring them.  She loves a few different mascaras, but right now this is her number one.  Of it she says, "My favorite part about it is that you can put on multiple coats without it getting clumpy and the size of the brush is not too big, but also not too small!" 

Recommended by: Paige, 20, Student (Instagram: @piagetmadison)
Paige is a huge fan of all MAC's products, "I love all MAC products, it's really the only company I use! The zoom lash mascara is great because it provides great shape and color to my lashes without being a super wet product!"

Shop their favorites here:
All of the mascaras in this post are tried and true favorites I recommend looking into.  Any of the picks here are sure to leave you with a gorgeous fringe and make your eyes really pop!  What girl doesn't love long, thick eyelashes?  I know I do!  Have you used any of the mascaras here?  If you have a favorite mascara that isn't listed make sure to share it below!

What is your favorite beauty product?


Today I'm linking up with WIWW, Mid Week Muse, Style Me Weekly, and WIWW.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Announcing Tutu Tuesdays

Happy Tuesday lovlies!  I hope everyone is having a great start to their week!  I have a super exciting announcement to share with all of you today!

Starting next Tuesday, September 1st the lovely Jordyn of The Fairy Princess Diaries and I will be hosting our very first linkup!  Every Tuesday you can stop by here or over at Jordyn's to link up your most favorite recent post.  Jordyn and I will of course be posting about all things girly, but you can post about whatever you like!  That's my favorite part about the link up, there isn't one specific topic so I'm looking forward to a variety of different posts and seeing just what everyone shares with us.

We're hoping to make Tutu Tuesday's a fun party that you look forward to linking up to.  Jordyn and I want you all to be just as excited as we are!  Every week Jordyn and I will be featuring our favorite posts from the previous week, which means every week you have two chances to be featured!  Our goal here is to create a community of bloggers where we can all connect, find new blogs, and support one another.  We love new friends, supporting other blogs, and meeting fellow Girl Bosses!

I have never hosted a linkup before and neither has Jordyn so this is extra special for both of us.  To celebrate this blogger milestone we will also be hosting a giveaway next Tuesday to kick off Tutu Tuesday!  So not only can you come and link up with us and join our party, but you can also win a pretty awesome prize.  Of course you'll have to wait and see what that prize is and how to enter until next week because it wouldn't be as much fun if I gave away all my secrets ;)!

So make sure to mark your calendars for September 1st so you can linkup for Tutu Tuesdays AND find out how to enter our celebratory giveaway!  Don't worry we'll make sure to remind you before then though because we're just too excited not to keep talking about it!


Hope to see you there!


Today I'm linking up with Confident Twosday and Style Sessions.

Monday, August 24, 2015

A Magical Garden

Good luck to anyone starting school, today, in the next few weeks and to those who have already begun!  I can't believe today is my first day of school and my last first day school as an undergraduate student.  In my opinion summer, and college, went way too fast!  I feel like just yesterday I was enjoying my lazy days of leisure (well I guess I was, but I really spent yesterday moving in!) and today I am back in the real world.  To keep with my summer vibes I am going to reminisce about some fun I had this past month and expand one of my posts from last week!  

So, in that post I shared my first set of pictures from my visit to Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.  If you didn't check out that post, the Magic Gardens is an entirely mosaiced space that takes up half a block on South Street created by artist Isaiah Zagar; you can get the full history here.  The space makes for the most incredible photos and I took full advantage of all the beauty that surrounded me; I had so many pictures that I had to break them up into two posts and these are the second half.

I had so much fun walking around with my Mom and taking in everything.  We absolutely loved it and I think we will be taking a trip back because you definitely need more than one visit since this space is so intricate.  One of our favorite parts were the messages and symbols that can be found among the artwork. These messages and symbols represent different aspects and occurrences in Zagar's life, in addition they also represent some major events that have happened in the world.  It's amazing know that this art has meaning beyond its beauty and that makes it even more special and interesting to see.

One of the coolest parts about the space is that you can spend as much or as little time there as you want, it's a small space that you can get through quickly or spend hours wandering around.  So if you're in the Philadelphia area I definitely recommend checking out the Magic Gardens, you won't regret it!


Today I'm linking up with #HowISummer, Hello Monday, Mingle Monday, Weekending, and MIMM.  

P.S. I'm teaming up with some awesome bloggers to giveaway $100 to Starbucks!  Who couldn't use that?!  You have until next Monday to enter, good luck!a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday Favorites

Favorite Street Style Selena Gomez in NYC August 19th
I'm absolutely loving this crop top/pleated skirt combo that Selena is rocking.  She took a very summery combination and added an end of summer twist by wearing black and gray.  I'm hoping that this look is a preview of what she will be wearing this fall!

Favorite Breakfast Overnight Oats
I'm trying really hard to get back into eating healthy after a summer of frequent indulgences.  For the school year I want to make overnight oats the night before and then I'll have a quick and healthy breakfast to start my day off, which I'm really looking forward too.  I've been checking out a lot of different recipes and am loving this, this and this.

Favorite Instagram @laurenconrad
Lauren Conrad's Instagram page is filled with feminine pretty pictures that serve as great inspiration.  Her Instagram is literally every girly-girl's dream and I always look forward to seeing her latest posts.

Favorite Room Pretty Pastels
I found this room on Pinterest and am loving the pretty pastels used to decorate.  The shades of pink are gorgeous and the painting adds a beautiful pop of extra color into the room.

Favorite Creativity Confetti Covered Champagne
 I am completely obsessed with the idea to cover a champagne in pretty confetti.  It's such a fun idea and I definitely want to make a bottle of my own!

What are your Friday Favorites from this past week?


P.S. I'm teaming up with some awesome bloggers to giveaway $100 to Starbucks!  Who couldn't use that?!  You have until next Monday to enter, good luck!
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