[Review] Elf Cosmetics Snow White Beauty Book

Unless you have been living under a rock, and no offense if you have, there is a new Disney/make up mash up happening. Your local Walgreen’s may or may not have these sets out, but Disney Princesses and Elf. Yes, PLEASE!

Lauren purchased the Ariel collection when she came out the end of June, since her Walgreen’s wasn’t carrying it at the time. Then instagram exploded with news that a Snow White version was now out. Had. To. Get. While she isn’t my favorite Princess, (if they come out with Belle…omg. SWARMING) I thought her colors were very wearable! Some people were saying that it wouldn’t release until September, or that it was releasing in waves, so I ventured over and hoped for the best.

SUCCESS. I love my Walgreens!

They even had the make up bags that I was unaware of! How cute!

Took a quick swatch on my arms to see how they looked:

To the Left are swatches that are primed with the included eye primer. Right is un-primed.

Whole lookbook. On the side with the mirror is where the directions are for creating a face that ‘is the fairest of them all’.

When I tried to create the look in the book, I had a hard time blending the colors with out it turning into a brownish sparkly mess. They do stay surprisingly well, and the blush (not swatched, opps!) give a really cute flush on my cheeks. The lip gloss is actually very wearable! I was thinking it was going to be an opaque red, but at comes out a sheer berry pink. Worst color? My Prince. I just couldn’t get it to show up well with out millions of  swipes. Best color? Its a tie between I’m Wishing and Heigh-Ho, both are very pigmented!

I really hope they go through all the princesses!!

 

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[Inspiration] From an Outfit to a Room

So I have done a Their Way/ My Way post in which I take a pretty picture and recreate it with similar pieces so you can re create it. Well in continuing with that theme I decided to take an outfit and create a room around that. Its a bit harder to come up with pieces yourself then scouring the internet for a dupe.

They do say you should dress your self in the same manner as you would dress a room, so here is to design!

My inspiration picture:

Photo Credit: PolishedPearls

Shall we dissect? Yes, yes we shall.

First thing I notice is a ton of different textures and patterns. That’s what keeps your eye moving through out the photo.  With out the pink puffer vest it is still a nice outfit, but the pink pulls in a bit of the pink from the plaid underneath. The gold bracelets and watch pull in from the puffer vests zipper and the hardware  of the purse. The jeans are a neutral and help ground your eyes. And that necklace brings a bit of glam, lumber jack chic maybe?

With the bold pink I had a feeling of doing a Tween/Teen Bedroom. Maybe I want this bedroom too…but you won’t tell anyone. Right?

outfit2room

 

A little lot glam, but I couldn’t help myself. And apparently there is no such thing as tasteful pinkish plaid, so I went a little more ‘tribal/eclectic’ then ‘lumberjack prep’. I also may be drooling over that bed frame. I was thinking about spraying it gold, but I like the solid feeling of the original iron. It keeps the room from being too precious.

Bed Frame // Sheets // Chandelier // Panton Chair // Sheepskin Rug // Chevron Sham // Arrow Pillow // Ikat Pillow //Spotted Pillow // Throw Blanket // Gold Table // Floor Mirror // Floor Lamp // Floor Pouf //

What do you guys think? Want to see more of these type posts? I really enjoy putting these together and all the challenges they create. This one was especially fun for the freedom it gives me to pick the pieces I think would work. And as a bonus, this time around everything is available! Hurray for Overstock!

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Insta Update

In case you haven’t noticed, I haven’t been posting on the blog as often. But that doesn’t mean I’m not doing anything!

I have been pretty active on Instagram!

 

Here are a few of my favorite shots these past few weeks!

My best friend Alex sent me this lovely bracelet after I had told her about this.

Lauren came and visited me in Phoenix before going on her cruise! Had an improptu photo shoot!

Favorite summer time outfit! Accessories really do make an outfit, and stripes can only help!

Throwback to my High School days as a drummer! I ain’t got no chops, but I still remember my rudiments.

Those have been some of my highlights the past few weeks. Anything new in your neck of the woods?

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