Friday, March 29, 2013

Random Wishlist #2 (feat. Brandy Melville & F21)


I had some free time yesterday-spring break baby!- so I was doing some online window shopping (Is that even a thing?).

So, I went on the Brandy Melville website and I was surprised to find some affordable pieces on there. They have some really cute stuff. I am SO jealous of my friends because they have a Brandy Melville very close to them, while I have to drive 8 hours to get to one. But I might be going to NYC soon so I can hopefully find some of the things I like.

Forever 21, on the other hand, is everywhere. However, my love-hate relationship with the store is going strong. F21 has really cute and affordable clothes but the store is always so hectic! However I did find a couple of harem pants that I wanted. If I see the black and white pair or the denim shirt I am definitely getting them!

All my coveted items in the picture are linked below.
{mom,dad *hinthint nudgenudge* birthday coming soon *coughcough*} :D

Infinity cropped tank $15.00
Maxi skirt $15.00
High-low floral skirt 15.00
Copper/gold ring $4.00
Turquoise cross bracelet $4.00
Cross ring $4.00
Black and white harem pants $19.80
Black and cream harem pants $15.80
Chambray denim shirt $19.80
Silver ring $4.00

Live the life you love. Love the life you live.
Elle :)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mini Spring Haul!

Hello everyone,
I don't know what has happened but lately I've been really into thrift stores. They are really cheap and you can find some gems in there! So I went and picked up this cream, sheer, button down, collared blouse which is really in for the spring. I also got a "PREP" t-shirt which I'm going to cut into a muscle shirt- I'm probably going to do a post on it.
The fist issue of my Elle subscription came in the post yesterday and I was so excited! I love the smell of a brand new magazine- I'm weird, I know. Nicki Minaj is on the cover, not that crazy about her, but other than that I can't wait to read it!
The last thing I got is a Burt's Bees lip balm in Mango. It's not really moisturizing. but it is glossy. I don't know why but I can't find the regular lip balm, for the life of me. Why do they only have it in packets of two?
I can't wait for spring and sunny weather 24/7!

Live the life you love. Love the life you live.
Elle :)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Manicure Monday- Revlon Vixen

Hello everyone,
The weather here has been very indecisive lately, so instead of putting away all my dark nail polishes I took them out, hopefully one last time. Now don't get me wrong, we all know how much I love my dark blues and reds, but I'm ready for sunshine and pastels.
Last week, I have been sporting a dark red-brownie color by Revlon called Vixen. I love Revlon nail polishes but the brush of this line is horrendous. However their new line has flatter brushes which makes the application so much easier and error free.
What nail polish are you sporting this week?

Live the life you love. Love the life you live.
Elle :)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Styling the circle skirt!

Hello everyone!
I have been super busy lately with school lately, to go outside and take outfit pictures, so I thought this would be the next best thing. I've been coveting a circle skirt for so long. They are so versatile. Throw it on with a crop top and you're out the door. Wear them with think tights or bare legs,depending on the weather. What's there not to like?
Wine Circle skirt (here)
Crop top (here)
Chain necklace (here)
Spiked bracelet (here or similar at H&M and Forever 21)
Rings (here and here)
Gold watch (here)
Black sandals (here)
What is a trend that you've been loving?
Live the way you love. Love the way you live.
Elle :)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

MAC Viva Glam V Review & Swatch


Hello everyone!
Viva Glam V by MAC has been siting in my bathroom for a few months now. My mom uses it all the time, and now I know why. It gives the most amazing your-lips-but-better color with a bit of shimmer, as it is a neutral pink shade. I am a matte lipstick lover, so I just blot it with some tissue to get a bit of the shimmer off. It is the kind of lipstick that you can just wear on the go. Very convenient, you don't even need a mirror to apply. I think it would go really well with a smokey eye!
It is a Lustre finish which means that it is quite creamy and pigmented, depending on the shade. You can pick one up for $15 at your local MAC store, Nordstrom, or at the MAC website.
I think MAC are some of my favorite lipsticks, due to their lasting power and color range. However, Revlon do some very amazing colors which are a lot more budget friendly. 
Live the way you love. Love the way you live.
Elle :)

Friday, March 1, 2013

A little "pick me up", from me to you!

Hello everyone!
I don't know if it's just me, but this week has been insanely long. Therefore, like what I do every Friday, I will sit on my laptop, watch YouTube videos, and read my favorite blogs- until Sunday comes along and I start procrastinating about homework, but that's a whole other story!
I randomly came across a certain youtuber called Ella and after watching a few of her videos, I am obsessed. She is just so funny, and totally brightened my ever so drearing week.
This is her face :)

So, here are some of her hilarious moments:
1) "You can't just sing about running the world and then not be there to run it." (about her statement of not being enough females on youtube!)
2) "We don't look like a frog in a blender when we dance. Fact."
3) "No fashion mistake that we ever make will rival that of the speedo."
4) "As soon as I hear the word 'free', I'm there."
5) "I fell off the back of a tractor and was high fived in the face by a tree."
6) "Is your dad a terrorist 'cause you're the bomb."

If you're feeling down, or are super bored, then I would strongly suggest watching her videos. My favorite is "The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Being A Girl".
You're Welcome! :P

Live the life you love. Love the life you live.
Elle :)