Easy ways to Incorporate Marsala

If you’re in the blogging world I’m sure you’ve heard by now the Pantone color of the year is Marsala!

These Marc Jacobs sunglasses aren’t the most cost effective way to incorporate the color of the year, but aren’t they adorable? Finding a tinted lens in cheaper alternative options are OK too! Cheaper alternatives for some Marsala shades could include some fun aviators for this summer with a tinted lens. Like these from Target ($16.99 – much better!)

The Nine West Gushing Mary Jane Pumps are a super cute find from Macy’s. There are still some in stock if you’re a 10.5!

If you’d rather keep your feet in other colors and play up the color in your wardrobe look into getting a skirt. Pink Ice offers this really fun and flirty skater skirt that will look great this summer. Forever 21 also has a pleather skirt if you want to hurry into the Marsala style and rock it this winter/spring.

Jewelry and accessories are among some of the easiest ways to sneak in the Pantone color of the year. The necklace in the picture above is from a European website Toast, but there are US options as well. I would be crazy if I didn’t recommend stopping by my favorite place Charming Charlie. They have this beautiful wine/Marsala inspired statement necklace. Only $18.00 here!

One of the easiest ways to incorporate the color Marsala is on your nails. Essie’s “in stitches” is a perfect match for the earthy tones of Marsala, and at a price point of $8.50 (or less if on sale!) you can’t go wrong!

I hope you’ve found some easy ways to incorporate Marsala into your wardrobe and fashion choice for 2015. How will you be incorporating Marsala?

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#FrostyVoxBox – Closer Look – Celestial Candy Cane Lane Green Tea

I received this Celestial Tea Candy Cane Lane sample complimentary courtesy of Influenster to review for you! I will be up front and honest. This sample has two negatives against it for me already. 1) I’m not a huge hot tea person. 2) I don’t like peppermint… I knowwww. I can hear you from here. Sorry, not sorry.

I just have not found the right tea to give me the warm fuzzies. I DO however live in the South… and (whether or not I’m proud to admit it) I’ve become a fan of sweet tea. I decided to give this tea a chance tonight…

To me it smells exactly like it’s name sake –  a candy cane. I might be crazy, but are their pieces of candy cane in here? You tell me! It says decaffeinated and I believe it! Something about drinking a warm tea at night just screams sleepy time to me.  It was very calming to drink and smell while writing this review.

Admittedly not something I would grab for everyday, but some night when I have sore throat I can imagine myself grabbing the other sample pack of this to try.

Are you a tea drinker? Were you always? What can I do to like tea more?! Hope you’re having a great night.

“Keep Calm and Make Tea”

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New Year. New Makeup. New Wishlists.



I can’t believe it’s finally here! I wanted to say that 2014 had to have been one of my best years so far. Family memories, trips, surpassing goals, going back to school, promotion. I’m almost afraid of 2015. How can I top last year? 2015 is going to be challenging for me but I can’t wait to see what’s in store.

Now. Let’s talk about makeup. It’s only a week into the first month of 2015 and tons of NEW items are dropping at the drug stores and beauty departments. Here are a few of the ones I’m excited for. I’m going to be keeping my eyes open for them in the coming weeks.

Hello Lashes Extensions Mascara
Ulta describes this mascara as, “The look of false lashes has never been easier or more accessible with this breakthough, one-step, melted-fiber infused mascara!” I am a huge fan right now of IT Cosmetics. In part thanks to ipsy and their sample of the Bye Bye Anti-Aging Under Eye Concealer, but also a huge shout out to my sister for getting me hooked on the IT Cosmetic brushes available only at Ulta. (I have missplaced them in a recent trip to my in-laws, but even if I can’t find them I will be re-purchasing other brushes. I loved them that much!)

3C Conceal Correct Contour Palette

Ulta describes this as, “Wake up your face with the ultimate concealer palette in six color correcting shades. NYX Cosmetics 3C Conceal Correct Contour Palette is a lightweight, non-creasing formula which glides on for an ultra-smooth finish and leaves skin feeling soft and supple.” I’ve been looking for some sort of contouring kit that would be good for pale redheads like myself. I like that this set has a salmon and pink toned neutral. I’d probably have NO reason to ever use the darkest shade, but the rest look good. If I can find this during a 40% off sale I might pick this up!

Colorlicious Lipstick
Romance Mauve and Delight Blush

I have two colors of the Coloricious Lipstick line in Coquette (375) and Sweetheart (390) before they reformulated to this new collection. I am so super impressed with how moisturizing they are and how long they last. Their lasting color claim is true. This lasts through breakfast and after coffee and into the morning. There is often some lasting on my lips after lunch. Not quite an 8 hour lipstick but it puts up with a lot!

Stay All Day Brow Gel

This looks promising! Ulta boasts, “A truly innovative water-proof, transfer-proof and nourishing long-wearing brow gel that provides rich stay-true no-fade color in 5 shades to match all hair colors. The brow gel adds the perfect combination of instant definition and fullness for thin, barely-there brow hairs. Stila’s first-to-market double-ended brow brush with spooly mimics the arch of the brow to fill and shape with precision. Innovative tube dispenser with an angled well holds the perfectly dispensed dose of brow gel.” But what I can’t get from the website and reading this.. Does the brow brush come with the brow gel? The pictures make you think so. If so, $34.00 seems like a great deal!

What are some of the things you’re excited for in the New Year? Are you keeping resolutions or just happy with surviving the year?

Wishing you the best for this 2015!

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