For a while now I have really been into red lipstick, but I always struggle with it when it comes to actually wearing it while eating. It’s always coming off on my food, water glass, napkin, you name it. So I decided to film a little video this week to test out my three favorite long lasting red lipsticks (all drugstore brands) to see whether or not they would stay on (or how well) throughout each meal. I wore a different one for breakfast, lunch and dinner and documented the experience – one in particular had impressive staying power!
I finally got my new video posted! Sorry it’s a little late…I had a few minor setbacks on the backend, but we are good to go!
I’m really excited to share my first real video with you guys, which is a shopping haul from J.Crew, sharing all the things I bought (on sale plus 40 percent off!!!) and how I styled them. I can’t wait for you to check it out and let me know what you think!
Thanks for being the best readers a girl could ask for. You guys are truly awesome and I really appreicate your support. xo
You might recognize the two photos above from Instagram that I posted yesterday, which were taken right after I first styled my hair with these products by TRESemme’s new hair care line, Perfectly (un)Done. I was really happy with the outcome and spent the rest of the day enjoying my tousled beachy waves. (For a bit of extra bounce, I touched up the ends with a clipless curling wand.)
Then later on in the day, I headed out with Casey for a bit and changed into this cozy sweater (puffy jacket not shown) and whipped up my waves up into a loose, undone top knot. Just by doing that and adding a red lip, I felt like the outcome was a completely different style and look, don’t you think? I also love how the bun looks sort of tousled in it’s own way, even though it’s pinned up.
Good morning, everyone! Can you believe it’s the first Monday of the new year? I’m excited for what’s to come in 2015 but so very thankful for what 2014 brought me, which included my sweet boyfriend, Casey. He’s quite a gem and I feel so lucky to have him in my life. I posted about him being a saint here, because when we took these photos, it was FREEZING outside. Poor guy didn’t have gloves on and let me tell you, the wind coming off the water was brutal. I can handle cold weather, but when you involve crazy wind, no thank you. He patiently shot and reshot until I got what I wanted photo-wise, and kept a smile on his face for most of it. My Dad is the same way – patient and supportive. Thank goodness for these two amazing men in my life.
Can you tell by the look on my face that I’m freezing? Haha, I was trying so hard to keep it together! Oh, what I will do for a good photograph!
As you can see, I am desperately trying to hold my hair down and keep it from blowing straight up or across my face. I’m sure I looked insane to any bystanders, especially when I took off my jacket, but I really wanted to show you guys my sweater! :)
Photos by: Casey
I am very lucky and blessed in so many ways and feel thankful for all that I have. Thank you to you all, my friends and loved ones, and to 2014. You were a good year.
Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Jacket: Maje (old) / Shirt: Brand Unknown (alternate options here and here (this one is on sale!) / Pants: Zara (old, but I also like this pair) / Boots: Zara (similar here and here) / Bag: Celine
Hello, and happy Tuesday! Today I have a fun remix for you guys where I wore a simple black v-neck, black jeans, black sunglasses and red lipstick and created three different outfits by just playing with different jackets and various accessories. Scroll down to see them up close as well as shop the looks!