lookin a little rough - outfit


Jacket: SheInside.com
Dress: SheInside.com
Bracelets: IronFistClothing.com
Spiked Choker: Hot Topic
Second Choker: Cotton On
Heart Plugs: magiccircleclothing.etsy.com
Socks: SockDreams.com
Shoes: gifted

This outfit has made it to my favorites. I had so much fun taking these pictures because I felt so good in this look. I haven't had my hair up in a bun in a long time either so it was a nice little change for myself. 

Also, just a reminder that my giveaway with Aumore is still going!


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flowing in white - outfit


Top: AsiaFashionWholesale
Skirt: SheInside.com
Shoes: GoJane.com
Necklace: don't remember
Bracelet: gifted
Earrings: Bealls
Hair Flowers: eBay

I wanted to wear something all white since I haven't done that in awhile. I felt really sophisticated and princess-like in this outfit. I would of rather worn a different pair of shoes but my shoe collection isn't that varied yet! Ideally, I would of gone with ivory or golden shoes with no dark colors/details. But I still think they worked pretty well.

And here's a couple extra photos!
My cat Howl decided to join in and then the bottom one, my husband said to do sexy leg poses, hahaha!


And since we're on the subject of white, please take a listen to my newest song, White Sheets!


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7 Facial Sheet Masks from eFaceMasks.com + review!

Hello, everyone!

I would like to introduce you to my latest sponsors,


I'm so excited to be working with them since I love face masks! They specifically sell facial sheet masks, which if you're unfamiliar with them. They're the kind of face masks that come in the shape of a face so you can put it right on your own face and smooth out the air bubbles underneath and just relax!

efacemasks sells all sorts of different masks which will suit any of your needs! You can easily browse their site by brand, type, and ingredient. For my skin, I was interested in the types for extra-moisturizing, firming, and brightening, so they kindly sent me 7 different facial sheet masks from those categories! It all arrived in a bubbled envelope in good condition and their shipping was super fast :]

Let me give you a little run down of each mask that I will be reviewing!

Tightening and smooth skin. || Whiten complexion. Sooth, soften, purify.

Purify, nourish, moisturize. || For dull skin to look cleaner, brighter, and more refreshed. Detoxes and pulls out impurities and imperfections. Safeguards skin.

Firms facial lines around eyes, forehead, mouth, and neck. Makes skin look wide awake and refreshed. Tighten, smooth, and soften skin. || Soothes sore skin to make soft and supple. Good for after a day in the sun or for weathered skin.

Enhance facial contour. Firm loose skin and lift back in place. Wear while sleeping. Anti-aging ingredients.
(I'm super excited to try this one! It looks like a jaw sling, haha!)

I'm definitely happy with what they sent! These masks will help with my concerns and preferences for my skin. I have combination skin, oily and dry. For my dry skin, I need something to nourish, moisturize, and bring back life into my face. Then for my preferences, I like firming products. Even though I don't have wrinkles, I like the ingredients firming products have for skin. Plus, I don't think it's too early for me to start taking care of my skin anyways!

To start off, I tried the My Beauty Diary Hyaluronic Acid Facial Mask! It's $1.99 for one mask.


DESCRIPTION
Get into your skin! Believe it or not, you don’t need much make up or moisturizer if your skin is well hydrated! The My Beauty Diary Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing facial sheet mask is widely known for its purifying, nourishing, and moisturizing qualities. Besides religiously drinking water, you can apply this intensive moisture mask several times a week to keep your face conditioned and your looks looking young. 

About the Ingredients
Hyaluronic acid is frequently used in the beauty biz as one of the best moisturizing ingredients around. It’s able to quickly enhance skin by undergoing microcirculation and as a result forms a protective, clear, water molecule screen which locks in moisture and locks down looking fabulous. Other essential ingredients like Deep Sea Coralline, Algae extract, and oat extract combine to feed your face and brighten skin, giving it a velvety soft texture.

Usage
Don’t just dream of healthy looking skin, get it! Work this mask into your morning beauty routine or apply it when skin needs instant moisture pick me up!

1. Wash face and apply toner if desired
2. Unfold mask and smooth over face
3. Gently press mask onto face to remove air bubbles
4. Relax with mask on for ~15-20 mins
5. Remove mask and massage remaining serum into skin


Just relax!

The reason why I wanted to use this mask first is because my skin was dry. Before I put this mask on, I exfoliated my skin and then patted my face dry. I kept it on for 20 minutes total. The shape of the mask won't fit all faces perfectly. It may be too big or too small for some people or for some of your features. However, it stays on the face really well, even when walking around. It's comfortable to have on and it feelings soothing and relaxing.

I would suggest lying down and taking it easy though. Take 15-20 minutes just to yourself!
Don't forget to smooth out the air bubbles as best as you can and pay attention the different flaps and cuts to the mask. They're there to help contour better to your face and to give as much coverage as possible.

For areas that aren't completely covered, like my nose, the mask is so saturated that you can just rub some of it around. That's what I did around my jawline and my nose.


In the package, the sheet mask is aligned to this plastic sheet to keep form. It's easy to peel apart. You can throw this away. You don't need to use it for anything.


When I was done I took the face mask off and to show you just how saturated this mask is I squeezed it and it was still very soaked even though it was out of the packet and on my face for 20 minutes.


And here's my face when I took the face mask off. Peeling off the mask isn't painful, irritable, or difficult. As a sheet mask, it's literally just a soaked up sheet filled with awesome ingredients that you keep on your face, allowing your skin to absorb all it's goodness! Even after exfoliating, I didn't feel any burn either. However, my skin isn't that sensitive. For anyone with sensitive skin, I would suggest doing a light exfoliation or wait the next day to do a mask.

The shininess on my face is the residue of the mask. Don't wash your face afterwards. Gently rub the rest into your face. It will take a few minutes for it to dry completely and it may feel a bit tacky but it will go away. It doesn't dry flakey or streaky. It goes right into your skin. I didn't use any moisturizer after either because I didn't need it!

The Result
My skin felt smooth and moisturized, and even a little plump. Hours later, it still feels the same!
The only problem is that I keep touching my face because it feels so soft!
It does it's job well. I would use it again for moisturizing.

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So, let me ask you some questions!

Have you ever tried facial sheet masks?
If you have, do you like facial sheet masks?
If you haven't, would you like to try facial sheet masks?
Who would be interested in an efacemasks giveaway?
(Depending on the response and feedback, you may just get one!)

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Leather jackets are cool - outfits + sheinside review

As a birthday present, a friend got me a BOY snapback and a black leather purse with tassels. Such PERFECT items for my style transition! Thank you again, friend! ♡

I couldn't wait to wear them out so the very next day I coordinated them into an outfit. I figured, why not review the last piece I got from SheInside along with it!


I felt SO confident in this outfit. It's exactly what I want to dress like more often. It's just too bad it's still too hot for leather jackets!!

Top: Goodwill
Shorts: SheInside.com
Jacket: SheInside.com
Socks: SockDreams.com
Shoes: IronFistClothing.com
Necklace: Cotton On
Bag: gifted
Hat: gifted


Top: Love Culture
Skirt: IronFistClothing.com
Jacket: SheInside.com
Shoes: IronFistClothing.com
Bag: IronFistClothing.com


In my outfit pictures the sleeves are rolled up since I've got short arms, haha. I got a Size S and it fits but it's snug around my bust. I consider this an autumn jacket for nippy weather but not for extremely cold days so I don't plan on layering with this. Therefore, I'm okay with not being able to comfortably zip it all the way up. If you want to layer with this, carefully decide on the measurements they have the available sizes, which they also carry M and L.

It looks really good in person and it's already a favorite jacket. I like collecting jackets even though they're only actually useful about once a year, LOL. Gotta plan for when I eventually move out of Florida, right? Hahaha.

Anyways, the only problem I have with this jacket was that the belt wasn't aligned correctly where the little needle (not sure what it's called) is placed. The needle is too short and the belt is too long, so it has weird spacing. It doesn't ruin the jacket or anything. It's just a bit bothersome when trying to buckle it.

All in all, it's a good piece. I'd wear it every day if I could. It has a nice punk look to it.

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And if you're anything like me, wearing sweaters and jackets even though it's 90 degrees outside, SheInside has a coupon code for 15% off on 3D Printed Sweatshirts! The code is 3D916.

Here are a few of my favorites that are a part of the sale.



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Pastel & White Outfits + SheInside Review

I've been enjoying wearing dark colors again but I still love my pastels!

Below are a couple outfits I put together to review the white shorts.
I know lots of people are scared to wear white because of them getting dirty. I fear that too but I like the look of it against my skin tone and I'm pretty aware of myself when it comes to cleanliness.
So do you dare wear anything white?


Top: Goodwill
Sweater: Goodwill
Belt: Goodwill
Shorts: SheInside.com
Shoes: GoJane.com, I think


Top: Bealls
Jacket: Wet Seal
Shorts: Sheinside.com
Thigh Highs: SockDreams.com
Shoes: MaxStarShoes.com



This is the first pair of white shorts I've ever worn. It's taken me quite awhile to get over my fear of wearing white for two reason. 1.) Looking bigger and 2.) Getting it dirty/stained. I've learned to let go of those ideas. So long as I'm happy and confident, I could wear ketchup on my clothes and still have a good day. I probably wouldn't like the smell though.

Anyways!

 These shorts are a basic piece and it will easily go with any color scheme or it can be used for a DIY project. You can dye it or paint it, which I might do if I wind up thinking they're too plain as they are.

I got a size S. In the outfit pictures, that's how they looked right out of the package. I just put them through the wash and dryer and they do shrink a bit, but it's still longer in the back so the bottom of your booty won't be exposed  and instead of it resting below my naval, the shorts actually cover it now on their own. They also have size M and L. They look just like the stock picture.

My only complaints are the cut is too boxy for my preference, the zipper is stubborn going up and down, and the fabric is a bit rough. I'm sure they had to really bleach the fabric or thread or something to get it so bright white. It is a bit of an off white in person though. I'm sure some fabric softener will do.

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New Inspiration: Stylenanda

Most of the time, with me, a hair change comes with a style change.
I'm going from a cutesy, colorful look to a more relaxed and street wear kind of look.
I'm ready to put up most of my dolly clothes and go for something more mature.
I feel that it's very suiting for the season change. I really can't wait for cuddling weather!

A great example of what I'm going for are the clothes and looks on Stylenanda.
So I would like to share with you some of my favorite pieces and outfits from their site!
I'll link to the items below each picture.







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If you clicked into any of the links, you'll notice that some of their items are expensive but the basic look for this style is very simple. Items you can easily find in thrift stores! Plaid button ups, baggy tops, high waist denim shorts. There's a good chance you'll have to cut and sew a bit for a more up to date and fitted look, but it would definitely be just for you. You can also grab some fabric paint, stencils and/or painters tape, and paint up your own designs.

Snapbacks and beanies are a part of this look and you can design your own too! You can buy some cheap ones and paint some words or designs and sew/glue something on to it like patches, beads, horns, or wings. Make it your own. No one else will have it!

The color schemes are typically neutral, red, black, and white, with occasional appearances of neon and pastel. When using color, concentrate on one color like a neon yellow or red while everything else is either black and white or neutral, or do all neutral, either different colors or within the same shades. You can also concentrate on a fabric as the center piece of the look, such as denim or leather. Either go all out in the fabric or choose one piece.

I'm still building up my new style. It's slow going but I'm getting my pieces together! I recently bought 5 new tops at Goodwill. They're all basic. Three white tops and two red tops. A mix of fitted and loose. Those pieces will be easy to use with leather, denim, plaid, and even mixing with colors. I don't have many tops versus bottoms, so that's my priority. When shopping for a new style, I like to start off with basic pieces that I consider building pieces because it's building up my wardrobe for when I can buy more detailed pieces and have things to wear them with. It's easy to jump in and buy something that doesn't go with anything you wear and the item just sits in your closet while you're still wearing your old style. That's why I prefer basics first. Think of the color scheme you like, cuts, and what's a good in between from your current style and the new style you want to get into. That's a good way to start.

So is anyone else in transition to a new style?
And who else is excited for autumn and pumpkin everything?!

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