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YSL Gloss Volupté Review

I’ve been meaning to do this post for a while now, since it seems like I bought this gloss forever ago.  Since I’m not doing much of anything thanks to my ankle, now seems like as good a time as any.

Fashion and Happy Things!   YSL Gloss Volupté Review

I bought the YSL GLoss Volupté in Grenade Pépite, which is a gorgeous watermelon pink.

Fashion and Happy Things!   YSL Gloss Volupté Review

There are 3 different types of gloss in the line, and this is one of the Golden Shimmers. They also have iridescent shimmer and no shimmer. This gloss is almost opaque, but still a little sheer which gives you great color pay off.

Fashion and Happy Things!   YSL Gloss Volupté Review

I have no complaints about this gloss. It’s gorgeous and it wears really well. It’s probably my most worn gloss.

Fashion and Happy Things!   YSL Gloss Volupté Review

On My Face: Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, The Balm Hot Mama, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer, YSL Shocking Mascara, Marc Jacobs The Lolita, Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliners

Top: Loft

I can’t wait to pick up another one. I kinda have my eye on Rose Jersey, which is a light natural  pink with no shimmer.

Spring FOTD

This has been my go-to spring Makeup look so far. I’m absolutely in love with it.Fashion and Happy Things!   Spring FOTD

I adore this makeup for spring, it feels so fresh and pretty. I’ve been wearing this look so much that I can put it on in under 15 minutes if I’m in a rush.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Spring FOTD

And I am seriously in love with these eyeshadows. They apply beautifully and last pretty much all day with out a primer.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Spring FOTD

Products Used: Clinique Universal Primer, Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Terre Neuve, Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer in Chantilly, Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer in Fair, The Balm Frat Boy, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer, Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Rose, Rimmel Scandaleyes in Black and Nude, Marc Jacobs The Lolita Palette and YSL Shocking Mascara, Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine.

Stylish Sundays: Okay, Okay

A while ago I professed my love for The Fault In Our Stars and all other things written by John Green.

Well I when I was wandering around Barnes and Noble I found this shirt, and normally I don’t buy tee shirts that have to do with books or movies or anything like that, but I just had to buy this one.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Okay, Okay

Normally I wear a large in Women’s clothing, but this is a boy cut shirt so I wear a small. I know because my husband is a Medium and his shirts are too big on me.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Okay, Okay

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Okay, Okay

I wore it with my favorite black H&M pants and my new Valentines socks from Target. It was comfortable and perfect for curling up on the couch and reading. (Which I have to say was another John Green Novel, haul and reviews coming soon.)

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Okay, Okay

On My face: Nars Tinted Moisturizer, Hourglass Hidden Concealer, The Balm Hot Mama, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer, YSL Shocking Mascara, and Chanel Glossimer Satinette Lipgloss.

I’m actually a really big fan of this shirt, it’s comfortable and has exactly the fit I like in men’s shirts.



New Year, Same Me

It’s January 1st 2014, which  means there are an insane amount of New Year, New Me posts coming out with people making all kinds of resolutions and goals to loose weight, and life changes. I however am not a resolution maker. I’ve been joking that my only resolution is to buy more Victoria’s Secret stuff this year.

I guess I’m just really happy with who I am. So instead today’s post will be last night’s Outfit Of The Night.

Fashion and Happy Things!   New Year, Same Me

I’m wearing the Victoria’s Secret Dreamer Flannel Pajamas in Navy Blue Stars and the Dreamer Flannel Slippers in Black/White Metallic Plaid.

On My Face: Nars Vanilla Concealer, Jack Black Lip Balm in Blackberry Tea and YSL Shocking Mascara.

I never go out for New Years Eve. We always stay home, snuggled up in our jammies, on the couch to watch the Ball drop. It’s tradition, and the perfect way to usher in a new year. My husband and I toasted with Smirnoff’s, our son had a cherry coke, and Howl enjoyed a Duck Stick, which is one of his favorite treats ever.

I’ve been debating for a few days about doing a what I got for Christmas post, and have finally decided that I might do a paired down version, showing the things that are relevant to what I write about here, but I have to exchange one of the items for a different size so that won’t go up for a few days.

It was nice taking a week off, because really starting from week 2 during Blogmas I began suffering from Blogging Burnout, and had no good ideas, but after taking a week off, I’ve had a chance to regroup and now I have plenty of ideas, some vague, some ready to prewrite, and others that probably should never be written at all. Plus Valentines Day is soon, and I absolutely adore Valentines Day, so be prepared for plenty of posts about that coming up.

Did you guys have a good holiday season? Or even more important did you make any resolutions for the New Year?

Blogmas Day 9: Winter Skin and Hair Tips

I was asked yesterday if I had any tips for makeup or hair when the weather outside is as they put it ” frightful.” Winter is actually my favorite season for skin and hair care, so I was more than happy to put this post together.

The first tip I have is moisturize. Not only is the cold air drying, the recycled air and dry heat in building are incredibly drying as well. For skin I recommend a heavier night cream even if you have oily skin, and if you have dry skin a heavier day cream as well. Personally I’m using the Korres Greek Yogurt Lactic Acid Sleeping Facial.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Blogmas Day 9: Winter Skin and Hair Tips

For your hand which are also exposed and which show your age just as soon as your face and neck, I really love the L’Occitane hand creams.

But I also recommend you moisturize your hair. The more moisturized your hair is the less static you have to deal with when you take off your winter hat. I personally use the Victoria’s Secret Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner. They also have a hair mask that I plan on picking up which is great for a once a week pick me up. Another great product to add to your hair routine is an oil.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Blogmas Day 9: Winter Skin and Hair Tips

Another tip I have is skip on the heat treatments as often as you can and find a heat protectant that you love and use it consistently. Also a good dry shampoo will make your style last at least a day longer.

For those days where you simply must put your hair up, I recommend Emi-Jay hair ties. They’re the best and they don’t cause breakage or creasing in your hair. They’re Howl’s favorites too.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Blogmas Day 9: Winter Skin and Hair Tips

And my final hair tip is slip some dryer sheets with a scent you like in your pocket or purse. A quick swipe over your hair after you take off your hat or hood will calm any static fly aways and make your hair smell absolutely lovely.

For makeup I recommend glowing skin. This doesn’t mean you need a tan or to pack on the bronzer. Instead go for Champagne highlights like Benefit’s Watts up. Tops of your cheekbones, down your nose, center of your forehead and your cupids bow are great places for highlighter.

I am all about big lashes especially in the winter, but just because summer has passed doesn’t mean you should put away your waterproof mascara, extreme cold or strong winds can make your eyes water and absolutely ruin your eye makeup. I love the YSL Mascaras, but pick a brand you love and stick with it.

For lips I love warmer, bolder or darker colors. A stain or tinted lip balm is a great way to wear a darker color without it over taking your face. I love Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment and Benefit’s lip and cheek stains. Bonus a tinted lip balm does double duty as color and moisture. Just remember to exfoliate your lips with a sugar scrub , Fresh has a great one, and you’ll be ready to be caught under the mistletoe all winter long.

Speaking of Cheeks, I love berries and plums for blush during the winter. Nars Sin is a color that I’d absolutely love to add to my makeup collection. But Benetint is a great just flushed in from the cold look.

For your eyes keep the inner corner shimmery and use greys for an icy look or browns and cranberry colors for warm cozy looks. I think a shimmering icy look is amazing for a New Years party and a warm brown and cranberry look is great for Holiday and Christmas parties.

And my last tip is a skincare one, don’t skimp on the SPF just because it’s icy outside. Just because it’s cold and overcast more often doesn’t mean the sun can’t still hurt you. Even worse? The snow on the ground can actually make the sun damage worse by reflecting the rays back up at you.

I love winter because I feel like with all the holiday parties you can be bolder with your makeup routine and use more shimmer and try new things that just wouldn’t work in the paired down summer, or the fresh faced spring.

I really enjoyed writing this post and if you have any other posts you’re interested in seeing from me feel free to leave your requests in the comments below.