Monday, June 27, 2011

Days Of Summer





Top - Longwing Pullover - Anthro, Nude cami (underneath) - F21, Denim shorts - AE, Sandals - Target, Clutch w/ chain - Aldo, Rose gold watch - Francescas, Coral ring - H&M, Long chain necklace - Lisa Taubes, Nails - Essie Mint Candy Apple


Enjoying Summer. I hope you are too, because it goes by so fast! Soak it in while you can sisters!

As always, thank you for reading,
♥ Noelle

Friday, June 24, 2011

Seasonal Beauty Favorites ~ Spring

It officially became Summer this week, and the hotter than hot temps in California were quick to remind me. I can't believe it's almost July! I still don't know where time goes.

To say buh-bye to Spring, here are the products that I used on a daily basis.

Palettes for easy eyeshadow on the go



Creme blush to get in the mood for Summer



New mascara must-haves that gave my lashes more volume than ever before



MAC's Perfect Topping MSF, a total steal at a CCO



Soliel Tan de Chanel creme bronzer to accentuate cheekbones



An unhealthy obsession with coral/orange nail polish



These babies all got me through Spring, and now we shall see what keeps me looking cool through Summer.
What were your go-to beauty products?
Happy Friday!
♥Noelle

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Loving: Mint

It's no secret that mint colored everything is appearing everywhere! On clothes, nails, bags, shoes...it is the candy color of the moment. Paired with sandy neutrals, the look is reminiscient of the beach. Other than nail polish, I have yet to buy any mint clothing, but here are some goodies I would love to get my grabby little hands on this Summer:













Currently on my fingers and my personal fave



Happy Shopping!
~ Noelle

Monday, June 20, 2011

Facebook Pictures

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Mine was great, I went down to San Diego again and had a really beautiful Saturday. The weather was perfect! I had lunch at an italian bistro, and later went out for drinks at a bar called El Camino.

In other news, my laptop is almost fixed. I'm so relieved because I didn't want to buy another one, at least not just yet. Hopefully I get it back within the next couple of days.

This will be a short post, but I wanted to show you some pictures that I have on my Facebook page. I used to take my camera with me everywhere I went, and now I only use it for blogging purposes. Such a shame! I need to start taking my camera along with me, because I love documenting happy moments. All of these make me smile.

























I'm really looking into getting a new camera. What do you girls recommend? I want something with amazing picture quality, yet small and portable. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

~ Noelle

Friday, June 17, 2011

Dressy shorts




Black shorts - H&M, Lace top - Charlotte Russe, Black suede pumps - Anne Michelle, Resin station necklace - House of Harlow, Camel and brown rings - H&M, Yellow envelope clutch w/ chain - Aldo, Nails - essie California Coral (so pretty!)


Have a beautiful weekend!
~Noelle

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Skin Deep

This past year, I have resolved to start taking better care of my skin. My love affair with cosmetics has taken a back seat, and now skincare has slowly become a top priority. The skin of a twenty-something is frustrating; I still get occasional breakouts, and I still have to deal with my oily t-zone. I also have noticed some lines forming between my eyes, and my skin seems to be more sensitive overall. I'm stuck between the remnants of a teen, and yet grasping with the fact that I'll be thirty in no time flat.  Oh, the best of both worlds ;)
Here are the products I'm currently using (and loving) to take good care of my skin's schizophrenic needs.

Cleansers
I use Cetaphil daily because it's so gentle. I use the generic CVS version of Neutrogena's Oil-Free Acne Wash once or twice a week, especially when my face starts feeling congested. I've used Neutrogena since I was 12, so I find it unbelievable that it still works for me now that I'm in my twenties.

Makeup Removers
Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover, Neutrogena Night Calming Face Wipes, Target generic version of L'oreal Makeup Remover


Moisturizers
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, Mac Fix +, Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado


Exfoliators
Philosophy Microdelivery Mini Peel Pads and Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub. I use the pads twice a week at night, the scrub once a week.

Sun Protection
CopperTone Oil Free Sunscreen, SPF 30. It doesn't clog pores and blends right in to skin so it doesn't leave a greasy residue. This stuff is amazing! Even the boy likes it.



What do you girls love to use? I hope it works well for you! The older I get, the more I realize how important our skin is. If you have any questions on any of the products I use, ask me below!
~Noelle

Sunday, June 12, 2011

IT girl

























I'm not sure what an It girl is, but whatever it may mean, this girl has got it!

When I'm not blogging or watching YouTube videos, I'm most likely scanning Chictopia. One girl I've come across several times is beautiful, and her style is my ideal. She lives in Paris, clearly loves leopard print as much as I do, has an affinity for skinny jeans, and owns gorgeous shoes and bags. I honestly don't know much about her, but I always save her pictures to my inspiration folder because I want to emmulate every single one of her looks.

*Photos courtesy of the next trend and chictopia*

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Back to Fall


Emerald tank - Gap, Gray blazer/jacket - Nordstrom Rack, Jeans - Express (old), Leopard and bow peep toe pumps - Guess (old), Bracelets - Dillon Rogers, F 21, Target, Earrings (unseen) - Chanel



Although Summer is my favorite time of year due to outdoor adventures, getaways, and fun with friends, Fall is my favorite season for fashion. I miss layering and the ability to wear little jackets and jeans without sweltering in the heat. Luckily, California weather is a bit unpredictable in late Spring/early Summer, and it's been nice dressing in Fall-like clothing this week. Bring on the June "gloom."

What's your favorite season for fashion?
~Noelle

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lights, Camera, Lashes!

I purchased Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara on a whim after watching a YouTube video in which a well known beauty girl raved about it. It was an emphatic review, and I decided right then and there that I had to try it out for myself. I've used this for about a month and a half now and in a word? AMAZING! Really, truly, hands-down my new holy grail mascara. I love it more than my CoverGirl LashBlast, more than the Physicians Formula Jumbo Lash. Which actually bums me out because those are so much more affordable. This retails at Sephora for $19. 


The packaging is just beautiful. The outside of the tube is encased in a deep metallic purple. It feels like leather.



The wand doesn't have plastic bristles like I normally like, but the wand is narrow enough that it can reach even the tiniest lashes at the corners of the eyes. The bristles are dense, but I think they vary in size.
The mascara is formulated without parabens, mineral oil, sulfates, and is fragrance free. It is very buildable, and I usually like to layer and layer just to see how big my stubby little lashes can get!
My sole brown eye, wearing two coats. Sorry for the odd picture, but I had so much trouble getting my camera to focus.

The mascara claims to increase lash volume by 424%! I thought that was a random number, and I'm not entirely sure how they came up with it, but I do agree that this makes my lashes so much thicker and longer. I feel like I'm wearing falsies!

I absolutely recommend this to you girls, and I wouldn't tell you that the price is worth it unless I planned on buying more again. I'll still be loyal to my drugstore favorites, but this will have to go alongside them. It's just that good.

~Noelle