April Favorites

Monday, April 29, 2013

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I didn't leave my house once this weekend and I'm not even sorry about it.

Today I am sharing with you my April Favorites! I don't have a ton of beauty products to show you but what I do have to share I am in loveeee with.


Sonia Kashuk Concealer Palette in Hidden Agenda-I needed a new spot concealer because the concealer I had was more for just under the eye. This concealer is soo creamy. It has four little quads that has a light, dark, and green shade concealer and then a powder to set the concealer. I personally don't use the powder to set my concealer but I will use it as a base for my eye shadow or if I am on the go.

Be A Bombshell Blush in Sweet Cheeks- I believe I got this blush in last months Ipsy bag. I find myself gravitating to this blush a lot. It gives me a natural flushed pinky tone.

Baby Lips in Quenched- I have a lot of baby lips and this is the only one that I feel gives the most moisture. Not only does it moisturize my lips but it adds shine. I had just put this on the other day and my sister asked me about 5 minutes later if  I was wearing lip gloss and I said no it was just baby lips.

UD Naked Basics Palette- I believe this was in my favorites last month and I had to mention it again. I literally use this every day. It is just so handy and perfect. I like it more than all the other UD palettes.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude- In the Spring/Summer I like to wear Tinted Moisturizers and this one is by far my favorite. It evens out my complexion yet looks like I have nothing on my face. I am almost out of this and will definitely be repurchasing this when I do.

Elf Liquid Eyeliner- I don't know why I ever stopped using this eyeliner. First off it is only $1 and second it is amazing. I was using a Maybelline Liquid Eyeliner and noticed throughout the day it would be blotchy and look purple. That's when I rediscovered this Elf Liquid Eyeliner and won't using anything else but this.

Bikini So Teeny by Essie- This color is gorgeous. This is probably my favorite color ever. It is the perfect powder blue color for Spring. Everyone needs this in there life.

BBW Fragrance Mist in Pink Chiffon- I cannot even describe this scent to you but it smells amazing. I'm not one for fragrance mists because they don't last long but I love using this after I get out of the shower.


Zad White Medallion Necklace- I got this on Amazon and love it. I have worn it a lot more than I thought I would. I know I will be wearing it a lot in the Summer to.

Lilly Pullitzer Croakies- I have an obsession with croakies lately. I think they are perfect for the beach or the pool. These Lilly Pullitzer ones have the pattern Garden by The Sea on one side and on the other side they say "Wear Pink And Make The Boys Wink". I mean c'mon how adorable is that.

Songs- Gone, Gone, Gone by Phillip Phillips
I want Crazy by Hunter Hayes
Crash My Party by Luke Bryan

TV Shows- Real Housewives of OC
Real Housewives of Atlanta
Ready For Love..I heard they are cancelling it! :(
Greys Anatomy


Let me know what some of your favorite things were in the Month of April!
Happy Monday!

Hi, My Name is Alexandra and I am a Shopaholic.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

If you follow me on twitter you know I have been doing a lot of shopping recently. Its a problem..especially online shopping. I have to tell myself to step AWAY from the computer!

I've seen this 'Shopaholic Tag' going around so I thought I would partake since I love to shop.

The Questions: 


one. Would you consider yourself a shopaholic? Yes. This girl lovessss to shop.

two. How would you classify your style? I would say classic/girly. I'm not really into trends I will try them out and then end up going back to my own style.

three. What store can you not leave without buying at least one thing? This is easy, Target! If I go shopping and I can't find anything at the mall I will go to Target because I know I can find something at Target.

four. Where do you find the best deals? I find the best deals at Tj Maxx I am becoming obsessed with that store. I love going in and finding designer items at a low price.

five. What designer are you willing to splurge for? Tory Burch.. her shoes. in love.
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six. Do you have a go to shopping outfit? In the Spring and Summer I will usually wear a dress because it is easy to just take on and off.

seven. what is your guilty pleasure? (aside from makeup) Accessories. I especially am loving statement necklaces right now. I am planning on doing a post on some of the new necklaces I have gotten recently because this girl has been online shopping for accessories like you wouldn't believe.

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eight. What is one staple clothing piece you cannot live without? A jean jacket. I love throwing it over dresses in the Spring. I also always have to have a black dress. If I can't decide what to wear I will wear a black dress and dress it up or down with accessories.

nine. What is a trend you hope never goes out of style? Hmmm. I have no clue.

ten. What trend did you love that passed way to quickly? When I think of trends I think of crocs and I'm glad those passed quickly. I can't really think of a trend I liked that passed quickly. Can you?

eleven. Who is your fashion icon? Lauren Conrad (of course) and Kate Middleton

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Currently I'm...

Monday, April 22, 2013


Currently I'm..

Drinking: Water & Diet Coke

Loving: this quote
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Stressing Over: School and Finals. I am so over all my classes and just want finals to be over with already! two more weeks. TWO MORE WEEKS. I got this.

Listening To: Crash My Party by Luke Bryan. Heard it for the first time yesterday and I am obsessed. How have I not heard this before now!?

Excited About: Summer! I have so many fun vacations coming up that I am looking forward to.

Thankful For: Family. I got to spend a lot of time with them over the weekend and I love them so much. I try and really be in the moment with them. My siblings are graduating next month so everyone will be off doing there own thing come Fall. I will miss seeing them every day. Luckily, I think my sister is staying at home with me!

Refusing To: Start my homework. Blogging is way more fun ;)

Eating: Mexican Food. If I could eat it every single day for every single meal I totally would.



I Heart Spring

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I've missed y'all! Sorry I have been MIA but school has pretty much taken over my life lately.
Today I am doing the I Heart Spring Tag. I've seen a couple girls do this and thought it would be fun to do since you know I love Spring and all.

The Questions!

one. Favorite Spring Nail Polish?
I have two: the first one is Bikini by Julie G and the second is Minted by Revlon.

 
two. What is your must-have lip color this spring?
I cheated and have two for this one as well. The first is Viva Glam Nicki by Mac and the second is Maybelline Color Whisper in Coral Ambition.


three. Show us your favorite Spring Dress!
I love this dress and think the floral pattern is  perfect for Spring.


four. What's your favorite flower?
Sunflower :)

five. Favorite Spring Scarf/Accessory?
I am obsessed with this scarf.

six. What Spring trend(s) are you most excited about this year?
I'm going to have to say I am excited about bright lips and all the bright colors in general.

seven. Favorite Spring candle?
I'm not really into candles during the Spring time but I have Peach Bellini still from last year and love the smell of that.

eight. Favorite body spray/perfume for Spring?
Daisy by Marc Jacobs. I don't actually own it but I have a lot of samples of it and when I run out of the samples I will definitely be buying it.

nine. What is Spring like where you live?
Personally for me Spring is a stressful time because its crunch time and I am always stressed out studying for classes. But weather wise it is unpredictable one day its cold and the next its hot.

ten. What's your favorite thing about Spring?
My favorite thing about Spring is that it's almost Summer!

eleven. Are you a Spring Cleaner?
Yes!

twelve. Any plans for Spring Break or upcoming vacation?
I actually have a lot of vacations coming up. I'm going on a cruise in May, California in June, and Michigan in July!

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five things

Thursday, April 11, 2013

So, basically today I feel like death. My head feels like a giant balloon and my car is yellow instead of black. I hate you pollen.

Yesterday Charissa (who happens to be one of my sponsors this month so if you don't already know her come back next Tuesday when I introduce her) did a fun tag called the five things you don't know about me. Since I have some new faces around here I thought that I would do it today as well!



one. I want to have a summer cottage in Michigan on the lake someday. & have a boat. I love Michigan in the summer time and spend all the time I can up there during the summer months.

two. I am terrified of the dentist. Even to get my teeth cleaned I make my mom come with me. I have no idea where this fear stems from but I'm a huge baby when it comes to anything dealing with the dentist.

three. photography is a huge passion of mine. I am still learning and don't know all there is to know but  I absolutely love it and hope to learn all I can.


four. I love sushi. I could eat it all day every day.

five. I've realized over the past couple months that I am kind of a neat freak. Everything has a place and if someone comes and puts something where it doesn't belong I cannot function. I blame my mom because she is the exact same way.


My Dream Closet

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I cleaned out my closet last weekend. As I was organizing everything I was wishing I had something bigger to work with. This girl has a small closet and lots of clothes.

Today I am linking up with Michelle for Oh, How Pinteresting.

Today's Theme: My Dream Closet

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I love the look of having an island in the middle of the closet to put flower arrangements, candles, and accessories on.

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I love the idea of having bright colors and a colored wall. I also just like black and white because it keeps it simple and clean looking.

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Lastly my dream closet would have a chandelier. SO pretty.

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What's In My Purse?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The week after Spring Break is always a drag. Especially when all your professors and teachers email you to remind you how much work you have left to do before finals. Way to bring me back to reality.

Anyways, I have been wanting to do a "whats in my purse" post for awhile now but haven't gotten around to it. Today is the day!

This is my baby. I got her last year at the MK Outlet. Holllla. This is what is inside. It is actually pretty organized. I like to be able to actually find things quickly so I organize things into pouches. Or at least try to. 



pouch #1. this consists of lotion, deodorant, body spray, wisps, axe, cuticle cream, etc.

pouch #2. this is my little makeup bag I have with me at all times. it consists of a kabuki brush, powder, clarifying sheets, hand sanitizer, lipgloss, and lipstick.



The rest is just miscellaneous stuff. 
Pens, Altoids, keys, wallet, change purse, makeup remover wipes, lipgloss, headphones, sunglasses, phone charger, and planner. 

That is whats in my purse! What do you keep in yours?!

Shenanigans

Monday, April 8, 2013

Darn you Monday. You came way to soon for my liking. I could use another day off to enjoy this summer weather we are having here in Georgia.

Today I am linking up with Sami to share with you my Weekend Shenanigans.



one. starting off the weekend right with froyo.

two. another awesome friday freebie from Aubrey

three. new shoes! I never used to be a shoe girl but it has become my new thing recently.

four. I might be a little late on this but I am hooked. Discovered it this weekend and cannot and will not stop playing it!

five. Sunday shopping trip to Charming Charlie

six. my little haul from Charming Charlie. new spring/summer scarf, ring, and headband!

I hope you all had a great weekend! 

High Five For Friday

Friday, April 5, 2013

Happy Friday loves! Is it just me or did this week go by super fast? no complaints here though!
As usual I am linking up with Lauren for High Five For Friday. This week most of my favorites center around coffee. Whatever, I like my coffee ok!



one. had another girls day this week. starbucks & nails. yes please.

two. coffee flavored froyo. my new obsession.

three. not usually a fan of bowling. if we're being honest there is just way to many germs and I am not even that big of a germ freak. that and the fact that I suck. Every time I go something horrible happens. I'm that girl that has the ball swing backwards instead of forwards and even hops lanes. I still don't know how that happens.

four.  chocolate raspberry coffee is the only reason I'll leave the house before 10am on a day off.

five. real housewives of orange county i love you. none of the other housewives even compare to you. I am so glad you came back this week.

In case you missed it..
monday I talked about my weekend shenanigans
tuesday you got to see inside my makeup bag  this spring
wednesday I shared ideas from pinterest on how to organize beauty products
thursday I shared my March Favorites

Have a great weekend :)

March Favorites

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Today I wanna share with you what I was loving in March. I've discovered a couple new products that I want to share with you all!


beauty blender- I dedicated a whole post to this here so I won't go on to much about it. This changed my life. I will never use a foundation brush ever again.

UD naked basics palette- I've used this probably every single day in March. It is a great every day palette. If you are looking to get a UD palette get this one! It's only $27 and it is worth every penny.

wet brush- I got this just a week ago but had to include it because it quickly became a favorite. When I was getting my hair done the lady used it on me and it didn't pull my hair. Now in case y'all didn't know. I have extremely curly hair and it gets tangled fast. The fact that this brush got all the knots out without pulling amazed me. I ran right to Sally's and picked one up for myself for $7.

wild citrus sunflower body splash- I got this last year from bath & body works and was so excited to pull it back out again this year. It smells amazing y'all. I don't know if this is out right now but if you ever see it go and smell it.

soap & glory body butter- this smells amazing like all soap & glory products do. not only does it smell good but it is so thick and luxurious and really moisturizes my skin.

garnier moisture rescue refreshing gel cream- I was noticing that my face was dry and my regular moisturizer wasn't cutting it anymore. I saw this at Wal-Mart and decided to give it a try. It has really done the trick! I use it in the morning and at night and my face is not dry and it doesn't cause me to break out which is usually a problem for me.

baby lips in peach kiss- I am obsessed with baby lips. I love the color of this one. It gives me a nice nude lip. I have noticed it isn't as moisturizing as some of the others but I just love the color so it doesn't really matter to me.

revlon nearly naked foundation- I loved this foundation all through March. I am tanner now so it doesn't match me anymore so I am using my "summer foundation" but I do plan on getting this foundation in a darker shade soon!

Now onto some of my Non-Beauty favorites...

Songs- If I didn't have you by Thompson Square
The entire Spring Break CD by Luke Bryan
The entire Same Trailer Different Park CD by Kacey Musgraves

Tv Shows- Once Upon A Time, Pretty Little Liars, RHBH, RHOA, & the Bachelor

Blog- Sarah at Silly Incantations has been one of my favorite blogs to read. I look forward to reading her blog every day. Y'all should go check out her blog!

What were some of your favorites in March? 






Organizing Beauty Products

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

I've had somewhat of an obsession with organizing lately. There is just something about Spring that makes me want to freshen things up. With that being said I have been spending hours on Pinterest looking for cute ways to organize all my beauty products.

I am linking up with Michelle for Oh, How Pintetesting. 


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On the top of my DIY list are those cute eye/face brush holders. I think they are adorable and I need more brush holders! Instead of using squares I will probably use a used up bath & body works candle jar.


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Y'all know I am obsessed with nail polish.. I have nail polish all over the place. I love the idea of putting my Spring colors in that jar! 
I have been swooning over flowers lately. I want a fake arrangement to put on my desk to brighten the area up a bit!


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I can't decide if I like the makeup seen out on the counter or in drawers. I've had my eye on that exact set of drawers for awhile but not sure if I like everything hidden because then I can't see what I have! 

How do you organize your beauty products?

What's in my makeup bag? Spring Edition!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I have decided to try and stop buying makeup. I know I will have to get mascara and the essentials here and there but I want to start using up some of my products.
Yesterday I went through my collection and got all my spring makeup out.

I broke it down into three categories: face, eyes, & lips.

Face


UD De Slick- love this for spring/summer. my face gets oily & this does a great job at keeping my makeup on my face and not sliding off.

Benefit POREfessional- I use this every single day to minimize the appearance of my pores.

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation- I put this away for awhile because it was to dark but I brought it back out because I am starting to get tan and it matches me perfectly.

Laura Geller Powder Foundation- Sometimes I like putting this on instead of liquid foundation and it really does even out my skin tone and makes me face look flawless.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer- This is my absolute favorite bronzer I cannot go a day without it.

theBalm Sexy Mama Translucent Powder- I had forgotten I had this so I brought it out again to use it up.

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (highlight)- This is such a gorgeous highlight and the only one I ever use.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer- I love this for under my eyes it really brightens it up and makes me look awake.

Rimmel Blush in Spring Flower & Autumn Catwalk- I love blush in the spring and these two blushes are gorgeous.

NYX Blush in Summer Peach- I am obsessed. OBSESSED. its the perfect pink color with gold shimmer.


Eyes



Maybelline Color Tattoo in Inked in Pink- It is the perfect pink color and I love sweeping this across my lids to add some color.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Yogurt- I haven't used this in forever. It is a pink/champagne color that is perfect for Spring.

UD Naked Basics Palette- I just recently got this and have used it every single day since. I have the Naked 1 & 2 Palette so I was hesitant on getting this but I am so glad I did!

Be a Bombshell Eyeliner- I got this in a Ipsy bag and I really love this eyeliner. I am going to be so sad when it runs out.

Maybelline Master Drama Eyeliner- I use this every day on my waterline.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance- I use this every day to prime my lids. I actually am not a huge fan anymore so if y'all have any eye primer recommendations send them my way!

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara- This is a mascara I have been trying out and loving so far. I would definitely repurchase this again. It really lengthens my lashes.

Lips


Smiths Strawberry Lip Balm- love the smell of this lip balm and it moisturizes really well

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss In Beige Pearl- I like wearing this on top of a nude lipstick

MAC Hue Lipstick- I pulled this out because it is almost gone and I want to use it up. It is a nude color and I would repurchase it again!

NYX Lipliner in Nude- I pulled this out to wear with Hue.

Mac Viva Glam Nicki- This is the perfect bright pink lip color. I just dab this on my lips because it is super bright.

Revlon Kissable Lip Stain in Smitten- I recently fell back in love with these. Smitten is a fuchsia color that is perfect for Spring and it lasts all day.

Rimmel Lip Liner in Eastend Snob- I pulled this out to use with Hue also



My Weekend Shenanigans

Monday, April 1, 2013

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend! I know I did. Not going to lie though it started out kind of crappy. My spring break is this week and I was supposed to be going to Florida..today. Welll long story short I'm not anymore. sad face.
Oh well the sun is shining today and the high is 72. not bad. I'll take it.

Today I am linking up with Sami for Weekend Shenanigans.


one. my moms cute Easter table. even though I am 22 and my siblings are 18 she still goes all out. Not gonna lie.. I love it!

two. nothing like a Friday selfie.

three. decorated some Easter eggs

four. loved this cute little Friday freebie miss Aubrey designed.

Have a great Monday. Oh, & remember not to believe everything you hear today. Happy April Fools!