DUB NATION

If you guys didn’t already know, I am a hardcore Golden State Warriors fan…well Steph Curry fan lol.

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BOY LONDON

I had the pleasure of attending one of my closest friends’ BBQ yesterday evening. This is actually the outfit I wore there.

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LHHH Reunion 2014: Teiarra Mari Makeup

This post is great procrastination for me at the moment. I should be writing my Capstone project…yikes!

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face of the day

Wet ‘n Wild Boardwalk Boozing Color Icon Palette Tutorial

Today, I am bringing you a Wet ‘n Wild Boardwalk Boozing Color Icon palette tutorial. From my review yesterday, I shared that there were really only 2 shades that needed a little work, making the other 6 true winners. If you are into bold colors like me, then you definitely want to grab these palettes out of your local Wet ‘n Wild retailer (I got mine at Walgreens) as soon as you possibly can!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga_D0-_wQpA

Products Used:

TOOLS

MAC #222 Brush

Sedona Lace EB09 Brush

Tmart Large Flat Shader Brush

e.l.f. Professional Eye Crease Brush

Sedona Lace #224 Brush

Sedona Lace FB07 Brush

Tmart Blush Brush

FACE

CoverFX Cream Concealer in Golden Medium

YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation in B70

CoverFX CC Cream in Medium Deep

Milani Cosmetics Coral Cove Powder Blush

NYX Dewy Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray

BROWS

e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner in Coffee

Ben Nye Creme Highlight in Medium

Milani Cosmetics Clear Brow Gel

EYES

MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot

Ben Nye Creme Color in White

Wet ‘n Wild Boardwalk Boozing Color Icon Palette

MAC Medium Plus Mineralize Skinfinish

Me Now Generation II Perfect Eye/Lip Liner Pencil in #008

Motives Cosmetics Noir Liquid Liner

Rimmel London Wonderlash Mascara

#46 Lashes

LIPS

MAC D for Danger Lipstick

The final look!

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Just in case you’re wondering and because I have included this in the last couple of posts, I will try to continue to do so, when I actually know what I’ll be posting next lol. My next post will be a new e.l.f. skincare review on the entire line, so be sure to come back Monday. You definitely won’t regret doing so. Have an awesome weekend!

OOTD: http://www.thebeautybeau.com/dye-hard/

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review

Wet ‘n Wild Boardwalk Boozing Color Icon Palette Review

Good morning beauties! I am quite excited to share this palette with you, along with 2 others coming within the next 2 weeks. Today, I will be performing a Wet ‘n Wild Boardwalk Boozing Color Icon Palette review. I have been a huge supporter or Wet ‘n Wild for at least 5 years and they only continue to step up their game. It’s amazing how much their products compare to higher end brands, especially when it comes to their eye shadows. I am bursting with excitement since their latest palette launch includes nothing but bright and bold eye shadows!

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I bet you’re just anxious to see swatches of these babies. No worries, I won’t leave you hangin’!
3A pretty exceptional pigmentation, right? There’s definitely room for improvement in the 2 greens in the palette, but at $4.99, this palette is still more than worth it. Even with only 6 great shades still makes each eye shadow less than $1 a pop. Just in case you’re a dupe searcher like me, I have some comparable shades to show you how you can save your coins. I have each color labeled for your convenience. All eye shadows shown are MAC unless stated otherwise.

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Unfortunately, MAC Chrome Yellow Eye Shadow has a bit more pigmentation than the Wet ‘n Wild yellow. I have an easy fix for this though. Grab a white base and pack that baby on top for an above par yellow. Problem solved!

I honestly swatched MAC Red Brick Eye Shadow just for kicks. The Wet ‘n Wild shade leans more coral and is super unique. You can really grab this palette for this shade alone!

So MAC Sour Lemon Eye Shadow is another failed contender. As I mentioned before, the greens aren’t all that great in this palette. I did; however, use it atop of a white base to improve it a bit, but it took a lot of effort on my end.

I’ll admit, MAC Electra Eye Shadow is way more metallic, but the silver in the palette is still pretty nonetheless. Here’s a secret: wetting this eye shadow will put you closer to your dream of having Electra. Enjoy!

MAC One-Off Eye Shadow is more metallic and also darker. Once again, it’s not really pigmented without a primer underneath, a white, sticky one to be more exact.

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Make Up For Ever #75 is pretty much identical to the Wet ‘n Wild version. Yay for dupes! Definitely get the palette rather than splurging on the same higher end color.

I failed at finding a dupe for the purple. However, the color in the palette is a lot better than MAC Nocturnelle Eye Shadow as you can see.

MAC Atlantic Blue Eye Shadow is a darker version of the Wet ‘n Wild one. You could probably easily darken the latter with a darker base underneath, or get both lol. Honestly Atlantic Blue isn’t all that great since it darkens nearly simultaneously after application.

This palette is really nice to have. I am really excited to show you the next two within the next couple of weeks. Have a great day!

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outfit of the day

Dye Hard

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I don’t know if I have shared this with you guys before, but European denim is the best denim. It fits in all the right places. This sounds awfully familiar…now that I remember, I shared this with y’all about 3 outfits ago, haha. This particular pair is marble wash denim, in which it’s my first time trying. I really like them. You can pair them with white, black or bold splashes of color as I did. Think of marble wash like the color black or white, going with anything!

Top: c/o Trendsgal Sweet Round Neck Lace Splicing Long Sleeve Sweatshirt For Women (available HERE)

Denim: Boohoo Evie Low Rise Super Skinny Marble Wash Jeans (sold out)

Shoes: Steve Madden via Nasty Gal (similar available HERE and HERE)

Earrings: c/o HauteMetal Cobalt Aztec Drop Earrings (available HERE)

Watch: c/o DressLink New Women Vintage Leather Strap Watches Auger Bracelet Rivet Dress Watch (available HERE)

Bracelets: eBay

My next post will be a Wet ‘n Wild palette review and swatch post with dupes, so definitely come back tomorrow ;)

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outfit of the day

Ruby Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday! It’s 2 days closer to my vacation. I will be going to Atlanta for the first 2 days and ending with the last 2 in South Carolina with the bf’s family. I am so ready to be back out of town. One of the things I enjoy most in life is traveling. I would go somewhere different every single week if I had the money lol. I absolutely adore these oxblood skinny jeans from A’GACI. They fit European style, in every crevice and corner of the body! They are also really comfortable, which is an added bonus!

Vest: Zara (sold out)

Top: A’GACI Short Sleeve V Neck Tee (available HERE)

Denim: A’GACI Better Butt Hyper Twill Skinny (available HERE)

Shoes: Zara (sold out)

Watch: c/o Rosegal Stylish Digital Watch with Red LED Multi-Function Dound Dial Silicone Band (available HERE)

Necklace: eBay

Hair: c/o Glam Angels Hair Cambodian Straight (available HERE)

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outfit of the day

Match Maker

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It amazes me how much scenery is available downtown, right where I live in Louisiana. I get tired of seeing grass all the time when we shoot pics. I honestly prefer to have buildings in my background, but we kind of lack those due to lack of real skyscrapers lol. I now have a new plethora of locations to shoot and I’m so excited!

As you all know, both nudes and minimalist are huge for the SS 2015 seasons. Typically when you think of nude, you may think of a color closer to beige and cream. This nude actually suits my complexion better, in my opinion. It also doesn’t seem like matching sets are going anywhere any time soon, so that’s a triple positive!

Matching Set: c/o Fashion Ataha Coffee Front Slit Two Piece Midi Skirt Set ((now comes with front slit) available HERE)

Shoes: Lulu’s Anne Michelle Midway 01 Taupe Suede Platform Pumps (very similar available HERE)

Handbag: ASOS New Look Cassie Wing Satchel (available HERE)

Palm Bracelet: Kendra Scott Toby Hand Bracelet in Brown Pearl (available HERE)

Earrings: Kendra Scott Mariah Drop Earrings in Brown Pearl (available HERE)

Nails: Kevin Nguyen at Nail Finiti in Baton Rouge, LA

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haul

HAUL: Forever 21 (OOTDs and Try Ons)

This haul post is long overdue, as well as the fact I have never shopped Forever 21 online before…*crickets* I generally only shop at this store when I’m out of town since I hate to see when someone else in town is wearing the same things as me. That’s a big reason why I stick to just shopping online! So without further ado, here is my Forever 21 haul for spring 2015!

https://youtu.be/KeYtyhQnRCc

By the way, I did not take photos of the accessories I purchased, but I did show every single item in the vide above. I will however, include promo images from the Forever 21 website of the accessories that are still available.

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Gryffindor Graphic Crop Top (sold out)

OOTD: http://www.thebeautybeau.com/gryffindor/

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Open-Front Longline Vest (black and white)

OOTD: http://www.thebeautybeau.com/great-lengths/

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Brushed Knit Fringe Top

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Faux Suede Pointed Pumps

OOTD: http://www.thebeautybeau.com/white-hot/

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Rhinestoned Cutout Rings Set

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Faux Stone Geo Stud Set

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Pentagon Rhinestone Ring Set

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Rhinestoned Cutout Ring

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Metal Tusk Ring

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Rhinestone Square Ring Set

I hope you guys enjoyed my fashion haul for spring 2015. I may do another Forever 21 haul again in the near future. I definitely have other hauls planned like this from other stores really soon. Happy shopping beauties!

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