Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tribal Trend Pieces by Store

Hey everyone! My last OOTD had a bit of a tribal trend happening so I decided to post some of my favorite tribal/native pieces from each of my favorite stores - Mod Cloth, Urban Outfitters and PacSun. I think the tribal/native trend is great, but I like it in moderation. For example, you wouldn't wear a tribal printed dress with tribal printed shoes and a feather headband...but I guess you could if you really wanted to? hahah
Anyway, tribal print is a nice change from the usual floral pattern.
Check out the pieces I picked from each store:
1. Southern Exposure Sandal 
2. The Six Senses Dress
3. Fuchsia Infusion Dress
4. Beyond Be-leaf Necklace
5. Rising Tucson Top
6. Best Festival Headband
7. Style Takes Shape Shoulder Bag
1. Tribal Stone Bobby Pins
2. Leather Navaho Cuff Bracelet
3. Ecote Front Embellished Swing Cami
4. Ecote Ikat Dress
5. Ecote Beaded Sandal
6. BDG Tribal Print Legging
1. Roxy Runabout Canvas Bag
2. With Love From CA Circle Stone Ring
3. With Love From CA Seed Bead Stretch Headband
4. Keds Champion Jute Slip On Sneaker
5. Billabong Sea Saw Tank
6. O'Neill Chris Cross Body Con Dress
7. Billabong Tribal Corset Cami

Sunday, May 29, 2011

OOTD - Tribal Trend Inspired

Hi! I thought I would post an OOTD featuring a top I just purchased at Target. I absolutely loooove it! It has a yellow and white tribal print pattern, a lace trim at the bottom, unique tribal cut out detailing at the top and adjustable straps. You can purchase it at Target stores or online here: Xhilaration® Juniors Lace Trim Tank Top
I also had on some sandals I got from DSW and black skinny jeans from PacSun. I wore this outfit when I went to my boyfriend's grandpa's 80th birthday party...I can't believe how old he is because he actually looks and acts much younger, it's pretty crazy! Oh, and I also wore this out at night to my friend's pool party thing.

So I'm really liking this whole tribal trend. I liked it a lot last summer too! But lately I've been hearing people say that they can't wait for this trend to end and they hate it. What about you guys? Do you like the tribal trend?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bath and Body Works Haul

Hey! I have a Bath and Body Works haul to share with you guys. I loooove B&BW! I have an obsession with candles and saw online that the 4 oz. candles were on sale 2 for $10. Soooo I went there after work and picked up 4 candles. I got a Japanese Cherry Blossom candle and two Kitchen Spice scented candles. Both of those are repurchases because I love the way Japanese Cherry Blossom smells and I am addicted to bakery/sweet scents like Creamy Nutmeg and Frosted Cupcake. Kitchen Spice is definitely one of my favorite scents. I also picked up a candle in the scent Coconut Leaves which is described online as a "rich blend of coconut milk, juicy tangerine, papaya nectar and warm vanilla." It smells amazing! Mango Cilantro and Beachside are also new candle scents that were released with Coconut Leaves.
While I was there I also picked up some body sprays for my boyfriend in Ocean and Citron that smell pretty fresh. I especially like Ocean...it reminds me of Nautica or something. Bath and Body Works also released these new scent stacker things. I thought it was cute how they stacked up and they came in the Country Chic scent that was newly released for Spring. If you haven't smelt Country Chic yet you need to! I love it and it's definitely a new favorite scent of mine.The scent stackers at my store were 3 for $12 so I also picked up a Japanese Cherry Blosson to go along with my Country Chic spray and lotion. Next, I picked up a little Scent Portable thing for my car. It's a blue snail in the scent Vanilla Coconut. They also had other cute shapes like a cheetah print peace sign and a floral patterned flower. Finally, I picked up a free travel size lotion in the scent Coconut Lime Verbena (I must really love coconut...it seems like everything has a coconut scent!) If you are going to Bath and Body Works sometime soon and want to pick up a free travel size item you can click here to print a coupon good till May 18th.
OH! And I also got a full-size Country Chic body wash but I forgot to put it in the pic below and I also got a Sweet Pea Scentegg that I have at my office at work.
Here's a pick of most of the items I purchased:
My Bath and Body Works Haul

Friday, May 13, 2011

Most Wanted Dresses

Hey everyone! I think I'm going to start doing a blog series of most wanted items. For now I just wanted to post about a couple of dresses I reeeeally want.

Dress #1:
I am obsessed with this dress!! It's from Urban Outfitters and is called the Ecote Ikat Dress ($69.00). It actually comes in two other colors. I went and looked for it at my local Urban Outfitters and couldn't find it anywhere. I may just order it offline and hope that it looks good on.

Dress #2:
The green dress above is from Mod Cloth and is called the Kites in Flight Dress. I reeeeally love this one and it's fully lined. I noticed that a lot of Mod Cloth dresses are unlined and I try to avoid having to wear slips. This one is only $47.99 and was in stock yesterday and is now out of stock! grrr....I hate how Mod Cloth items go out of stock in a matter of hours. Hopefully they will replenish it soon.

Dress #3:

The last dress is another Mod Cloth dress called the Wrapped Around Your Finger Dress. It's a little pricey at $74.99, but I really like the unique shape/cut and the bow is adorable. Mod Cloth has by far the prettiest dresses.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

OOTD/OOTN Featuring Urban Outfitters

Hey everyone! I have another OOTD/OOTN. I wore this outfit to get my hair cut at the salon my friend Heather works at. Then...Heather, me, my boyfriend and Heather's boyfriend all went out to eat and to a couple of bars.

So I'm wearing my Roxy "Cut Off Indigo Shorts" again from Pac Sun and my top is from Urban Outfitters and it's by the brand Ecote. It is the Ecote Front Embellished Swing Cami and comes in a blue/purple color too. I'm also wearing this braided bracelet from Nordstroms that I got a long time ago and a pair of Ecote Shoes I got on clearance at Urban Outfitters that I'm currently obsessed with.
Here's a better pic of them that I took off of their site:
Ecote Lateral Woven Peep-Toe Skimmer

Monday, May 9, 2011

Essie Splash of Grenadine

I've got yet another Essie NOTD post. I definitely consider myself an Essie girl. I think OPI is great, but I always find myself gravitating towards Essie instead. I actually think Essie doesn't chip as easily and I prefer the thinner brush. Anyway, I'm wearing Essie's Splash of Grenadine. The Essie website describes it as a..."playful magenta pink." It's a pretty unique cream pink/purple color and reminds me a lot of an Ulta nail polish I wore a couple of summers ago called "Pink Flamingo." It's a pretty color for summer and I think it would look great with most skin tones...especially those with cooler undertones  : )
And just in case you're interested, one of my favorite YouTube Beauty Gurus, BrittanyMakeup, has an Essie collection video up on her channel:  Essie Nail Polish Haul
Essie's Splash of Grenadine - 2 coats

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Maybelline One by One Review

I have been using the Maybelline One by One mascara for a couple of months now and I probably should have reviewed it a long time ago, but better late than never. I actually won this mascara as part of a prize pack thing from a YouTube banner creation contest hosted by MacBarbie07. Bethany (aka MacBarbie07) considers it to be one of her favorite mascaras at the moment. For me personally, I find that it is an okay everyday mascara. It doesn't add any volume or curl, but it does add length and definition. I prefer a mascara that gives a more fanned out and full lash look like Maybelline's Full and Soft. Another thing that really bothers me about this mascara is the rubber brush. I really try to avoid rubber mascara wands. Natural bristles tend to grab my lashes better. I also think this mascara flakes. I notice little black specks under my eyes throughout the day and I HATE flakey mascaras! The one plus about this mascara is the bright fun colored tub aaaand I will say it lengthens pretty well. Mascara reviews are very dependent on the individual because everyone's lashes are different...so if a defined and lengthened lash look is what you are after then try out this mascara. 
Overall, if I had to rate Maybelline's One by One mascara out of 5 (5 being the best) I would give it a 2.5. There are way better mascaras out there and also way worst mascaras so it's just average for me.
Maybelline's One by One Mascara - bright fun packaging
Rubber bristle mascara wand
Me with Maybelline's One by One mascara on
You can see that it creates long and defined lashes, but had to use my eye lash curler for the missing volume and curl.