ColourPop Lippies

September 29, 2016


A few weeks ago, around Labor Day I think, ColourPop was having a sale. For a year now I've been waiting for a reason to try out their lip products, as I've heard so many great things. With lipsticks priced at just $6, I couldn't resist. In my order, I purchased three lips products and got one for free which was super exciting. I ended up giving the shade I received for free to my sister, it's a great shade but not my style. She wears it all the time and it's gorgeous on her. 

The three colors I chose are Stain, November, and Frick'n Frack. Stain is an Ultra Glossy Lippie, so it's slightly less pigmented. I love it for the transition to fall because it's easy to wear but still darker and purple-y for fall vibes. Layered on top of the other two products it looks great as well. My favorite one to layer it on is November. November is almost a Barbie pink, so it's definitely a look. I cannot describe how it looks layered with Stain, but it's kind of a dark coral and I love it! The last lippie is called Frick'n Frack. It's very similar to November in the tube, but on my lips, it's a lot darker. Frick'n Frack is a mauve that will also be amazing for fall on every occasion. November and Frick'n Frack are ultra matte lippies so they dry matte and last for the whole day, similar to the NYX Lingerie and Kylie Lip Kit which I compared here. ColourPop has exceeded my expectations so I will definitely be picking up more shades sometime soon! Thanks for reading! Stay tuned, xo Lauren.


{Stain Ultra Gloss Lip}


{November Ultra Matte Lip}


{Frick'n Frack Ultra Matte Lip}

Summer to Fall OOTD

September 19, 2016
     So, this Friday marks the first day of fall! Fall fashion is my favorite thing ever and I always finding myself wanting to wear sweaters and boots the day the season begins, but when the weather stays in the 80s well into October, it's not possible. Instead, I slowly transition into fall fashion by mixing my favorite summer pieces with some autumnal accents. This top works well for this look because of the mustard color. The color is versatile, so it can be worn with shorts and wedges during the summer yet also with boots and a cardigan come fall. The off-the-shoulder trend, as many of you know, was my go-to in the summer, and I love wearing it in this in-between season as it's not too warm for the temperature. My jeans are brand new from Urban Outfitters and I didn't get any good pictures of my shoes, but I was wearing my favorite new suede booties that I wore on Montreal Day 3. Unfortunately, I can't find my top online; I got it from a Francesca's outlet a few weeks back, but I'll link some alternatives below.
     As always, thank you so much for reading! Leave a comment below letting me know how you transition from summer to fall. Stay tuned, xo Lauren.



Top (similar options 1, 2)     Jeans     Booties
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bh Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette

September 12, 2016
     If you don't know who Carli Bybel is, look her up on YouTube right now (or after you read this post). I've recently become a big fan of her, not just because of her style and beauty, but also her lifestyle as far as faith and being vegan. When I found out she was releasing a palette I looked it up online and fell in love. I added it to my wishlist, and a few weeks later my brother got it for me for my birthday (thanks, Nigel)!


     I've been using this palette 2-3 mornings a week, and I love the way it looks. It's extremely versatile and can be used to create a new number of looks. Some of my favorite shadows in this palette are shade 2 from the top row and shades 1, 2, 3, and 4 in the bottom row. The inclusion of the four highlights is super unique to me because none of my other palettes have that. I've gotten into highlight a bit because of this palette, and my go to is the third shade.


     Concerning the product itself, I feel like you're getting a lot for the price. At $14, the palette is a nice size with lots of good quality product. It also comes with a mirror, as well as a clear plastic cover that is attached to the palette so it won't fall out. I like the white and silver coloring of the palette, it makes the shades pop and so far it hasn't gotten dirty. The palette itself isn't as durable as the Naked palette, it's more of a waxy cardboard like the Lorac Unzipped palette. But, for the price, I can't complain.


     I think this palette is a must-buy for beauty lovers who like natural or smoky looks. Once again, the palette is extremely versatile and would be great for travel. Thanks for reading. Stay tuned, xo Lauren.

Agenda Organization - Erin Condren Life Planner

September 5, 2016
I'm back today to share my annual agenda organization post! You may remember my Kate Spade one's from last year and the year before, and if you've been reading this blog for a really long time you may remember my Lilly Pulitzer agenda from freshman year. Maintaining organization in my agenda is super important to me during the school year, it's the only way I can keep track of all of my extracurriculars, internship events, appointments, homework, and this year, student government.
Early this year, I found out about the planner community through Elle Fowler, and even though I still had a Kate Spade at that time, I was intrigued by it and wanted to join. I watched a lot of Plan With Me videos on YouTube, and in June when the new Erin Condren Life Planners came out I place an order. All the planner's I've ever had have been horizontal, and it was one thing I never liked so I chose the vertical layout. I designed my cover with the honeycomb pattern because I'm obsessed with bees right now, and I chose the white and grey to remain neutral so I wouldn't get tired by my cover throughout the year.

In July, I bought tons of stickers to help decorate my planner, it was fun and I didn't have tons going on. Now that the school year has started, I still enjoy decorating my planner but I don't use half as many stickers as I did two months ago. I know that stickers sound a bit immature for 17 year old, but once you dive into it, it's much for reasonable than it sounds. I also quickly realized that buying stickers weekly was an unnecessary expense and they didn't exactly fit my needs, so a few weeks ago I bought glossy sticker paper and started printing my own.

 A run down of how I use my planner: each week I have a checklist of what I want/need to get done for that week, as well as a checklist for homework assignments each day, as well as a checklist on Sunday for things I need to get done the next week. I also use the sidebar to track chores, such as when it's my week to clean the kitchen, what book I'm reading, and how much money I spend. The weekday headers read "stud gov" for student government, "homework", and "little things" which I used to track my meals, tv shows, deliveries, packages etc. This system works for me because it's visually appealing was well as perfectly functional. I use the monthly view to keep track of long-term assignments, as well as events or appointments that happen in the future. I also use it to write down birthdays and important things happening that month.
As mentioned in my July favorites, my Erin Condren Life Planner has become one of my favorite things. I'm absolutely obsessed with it and I think everyone should have one! Thanks for reading. Leave a comment letting me know what planner you are using this year. Stay tuned, xo Lauren.
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