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What I Wore: Birthday Girl

This post was meant to go up yesterday, but I am at the mercy of my photographer (my husband) and sometimes he gets super busy, and my photos get pushed to the wayside. I finally managed to get him to edit them, so here’s my what I wore for my birthday post.

I don’t know if you’ll remember but I said I wanted to recreate this outfit that Emma Stone wore this year. I knew we were going to have a really laid back day, so I wanted my outfit to be nice but super laid back as well.


I wore this Gap Fitted Boyfriend Shirt in White with Gap Legging Jeans (mine have zips at the ankle) and Toms.


I also wore my Madewell Drifter sunglasses and for my hair I pulled it up in a low messy bun and swept my blunt bangs to the side. I actually really liked them this way and haven’t stopped wearing them that way since. My earrings are my Kate Spade Small Square Studs in Silver


On my face I wore: Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Siberia, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla, Nars Blush in Deep Throat, Lancome Eyeshadow in Metallic Taupe, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Bourbon, Benefit Watts Up Highlighter, Benefit They’re Real Mascara, YSL Volupte Sheer Candy in #9 Cool Guava and Makeup Forever HD setting powder.


I was completely in love with this outfit. It was absolutely perfect for the day, and I managed (with the help of an apron) to keep my white shirt white during meal times which is an amazing feat for me because I’m insanely klutzy.


Howl thinks he’s a Vampire now and wants to know why he doesn’t sparkle! I keep telling him only Faeries sparkle.

I’ll be doing a post on what my husband and son got me for my birthday very very soon so be on the look out for that.

Hot Pink Summer Kisses or YSL Succulent Pomegrante

I’ve had YSL’s Succulent Pomegrante for a while now, and while I haven’t worn it often because of a terrible break out on my chin that I haven’t wanted to draw attention to, I am completely in love with it. So I thought I’d do a bit of a mini review.

 First like all the other Volupte Sheer Candy Glossy Balm’s it has gorgeous Silver packaging with a Gold emblem over a background that’s ment to be what the color looks like inside. I’d say it’s a close match but obviously a bit off because it’s metallic.

 The of course the color is amazing. It’s a very bright pink, which can look very scary, but it’s truely amazing on. Lets look at it, please excuse the lighting differences from image to image, I promise that the colors shown are true to color.

First my lips with nothing but lipbalm on. Smith’s Strawberry Rosebud Salve to be exact. Why yes that is the same picture from my last YSL review, thank you for noticing. In my opinion, bare lips are bare lips and there was no sense taking a fresh picture when I had a perfectly good one already.

Then we have the color freshly applied. It’s a gorgeous warm pink that’s sheer, but still bright. It feels amazingly moisturizing on the lips and wears really well.

 Finally, for some reason I have an image of it a few hours after application. I’d like to say I did it on purpose to show you how it wears, but really I’m sure it was just a random thing, or I had my husband crop the wrong photo. Whatever.

Even a few hours later it still gives a lovely rosy, glowy tint to your lips and if I could get that color on my cheeks I’d be the happiest woman in the world.

This is definitely my favorite product for summer, completely beating out Tarte’s Lip Pencil in Joy from last Summer.

Another Sephora Haul or Rebecca Bloomwood Ain’t Got Nothing On Me

Clearly I have a shopping problem, especially when it comes to Sephora. I’ve reached VIB status for the first time ever and it’s only 3 months into the year. Seriously this has got to stop. Not that I’m buying much I don’t need. And this is actually a really tiny haul. And my justifications are only a little bit pathetic.

 I bought another YSL Volupte Sheer Candy, A Sephora Professional Fan Brush and a Murad Moisturizer with SPF 20.

There’s no close up of the Brush so I’ll talk about that now. This is the brush that my favorite Sephora guy, Maxwell, used on me when he applied the Nars Deep Throat, and he recommended I buy it, but I didn’t, and then for a few weeks I’ve regretted it. It only took me a couple tries to learn to use it properly, but now I don’t think I’ll ever use anything else to apply blush. It’s the absolute best my blush has ever looked.

The Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer for Blemish Prone Skin with SPF 20 was a necessity. I’m crazy pale, ya know in case you hadn’t noticed before, and have sensitive skin with acne issues and hyper pigmentation which is only made worse by the sun. Also at 26 I am not getting any younger. Since I needed a new sunscreen and have been doing a month long test on Murad products anyway, I figured this couldn’t hurt to try. So far I’m fan.

 Then, as Fleur De Force would say, I made a cheeky little YSL purchase. I absolutely adore the Volupte Sheer Candy Glossy Balm that I already have, so I just had to pick up another. This time I got (insert drum roll here)

#4 Succulent Pomegranate. This is what I was wearing in yesterday’s Stylish Sunday Post, and I’m completely in love with it. It’s definitely bolder than #9 Cool Guava, but it is stunning. I really love bright lip colors, because they make me so happy. I can promise that this will be my color of summer. I’m so in love with it.

The boxes you see in the background are actually part of how I store my nail polish. If you’re interested I’ll do a post on that in the future.

See I told you this was a very small haul. Just a couple things I needed, and a little bit of luxury.

YSL Cool Guava Review or Hey, Look At My Lips

Fist of all, sorry I’ve been MIA this week and a lot of last week, I got busy. I did manage to have lots of pictures taken, so now that I actually have time to sit an write them there will be plenty of posts coming up.

I don’t know many girls that aren’t lip product junkies. I certainly am. So it’s was probably no surprise when I picked up a YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Glossy Balm in #9 Cool Guava a couple weeks ago at Sephora.

I just couldn’t help it, I mean look at how gorgeous the packaging is:


 and the color is just absolutely beautiful:

 So I clearly I could not leave that at Sephora, it needed to come home with me. 
As I mentioned above the packaging is amazing. It’s not just pretty, it feels amazing, and the product travels smoothly in the package. I especially lof the attention to detail, behind the gold YSL emblem, the color is different on each one, so you can easily differentiate each one at a glance. 
I had a friend ask me if it wore true to color on the lips. I think it does, but I’ll let you judge that for yourselves. I have before and after pictures, but the lighting and my makeup are different because these pictures weren’t taken on the same day.
Here’s a before picture:
I’m not wearing anything in this picture except chapstick. Smith’s Strawberry Rosebud Salve to be exact.
Here’s my lips with the YSL Volupte Sheer Candy in Cool Guava:

Cool Guava is a light natural pink that is really glossy. Sort of the perfect cross between a lipstick and a lipgloss. It also feels amazing on the lips, is moisturizing, doesn’t sink into fine lines (which I have a lot of) and stays put for quite awhile. Even a few hours later the gloss was faded but the color was still there, and that was after I ate. I’d say it wears pretty true to color when you factor in that it’s a sheer lip product.

I’m completely in love with this and I can promise you’ll be seeing more of the Volupte Sheer Candy Glossy Balm’s in the future. I’ve already got my eye on #4 Succulent Pomegranate.

Stylish Sundays or Taking A Cozy Walk

Sometimes you just want to be comfortable, and that’s totally okay. But there is a right and wrong way to do comfortable.

Right is a long shirt and leggings like you’ll see below. Wrong is ratty nasty sweats, like you’ll see on most women in my town. I don’t know why people think it’s okay to walk out of their house looking like that. I can only assume that they have no self respect.  That makes me Sad. Like Sheldon looking at stupid people Sad.

Here I am falling off the balance beam

I woke up last Saturday and decided to talk a walk with my family. So I got dressed in my coziest comfiest Saturday outfit and I was good to go. Then I decided I felt cute and convinced my husband to grab his camera. It was really lovely outside. I really enjoy grey days, and it started raining on the way home and rained for the rest of the day. Honestly, it was the perfect day.

We decided to go down to our local park, because they have a nice trail with a pretty wooded area. I actually do a lot of my pictures here, because the park is so close to my house and it has a lot of pretty or interesting areas for photos.

On my face is my Dr. Jart+ Black Label BB Cream, Nars Deep Throat Blush, YSL Shocking Mascara and YSL Volupte Sheer Candy in Cool Guava. I know, it’s the exact same. I can’t help it, it’s simple and it works. My hair is a wreck. This was not an intentional messy bun, this was a my hair won’t do a damn thing so it’s messy, oh well bun.

I’m wearing my new Twill H&M Jacket, Gap Studded Tee, Hue Leggings and Coral and Tan H&M Flats. I love this jacket,it’s warm and it has such a pretty print inside. I’m pretty fond of the Utility style of it, and that thanks to a snap the hood always looks perfect. The Top is an old favorite, I’ve had for two years, and every time I put it on I always think I should buy more tees from Gap. Obviously I adore these Hue leggings. They’re opaque and comfortable, plus they hit my ankle at just the right spot. I was totally not a good idea to wear these shoes on the walk because they were new and it was not the best time to break them in.

 Despite the face that it gloomy out I still needed my sunglasses, these are from H&M. I’m wearing Illamasqua’s Speckle on my nails. It’s gorgeous, I’m in love, I don’t think I need to say anymore about it. But I probably will, later. I don’t really go anywhere with out them. I adore H&M’s sunglasses, okay I kinda adore everything from there. I swear about 90% of my closet is H&M. I just can’t help it, the prices are great and the quality is amazing. I’m a bit obsessed.

 Okay I have to be a bit honest about something with you guys. My husband is kinda a professional photographer. He’s currently working as a programmer, but yeah. So that’s why my photos always look so great. I’m learning very slowly to take photos, but for the most part every photo you see on this blog has been taken by my husband, except the crappy iPhone pictures. Okay even most of those. They’re only crappy because they were taken on an iPhone rather than his DSLR.

However, there is very little editing ever done. He’ll fix the lighting if need be or he might clean up my face if I’m suffering from a particularly bad break out. Which sometimes can be a lot of work. But my product photos are true to real life color, and my review photos of the product on my face are as they appear in real life. He doesn’t need to do a lot of editing because he knows how to work his camera, and how to tell a person to pose so they look nice.

We don’t do the make me look thinner, or add extra “makeup” to my face. If I can’t apply it properly myself, and if I don’t look good in my pose that’s my fault. While he could fix it, I prefer for him not too.

So I told you all this to say, yes I am that pale in real life. That’s not a trick of the lighting, or editing or whatever. I really do look like an extra from Interview With The Vampire all on my own.