5.22.2013

H&M Floral Peplum Top

Hello! I am in LOVE with peplum, and coffee. Today I wore a floral printed peplum top from H&M, and black skinny pants from H&M. H&M has the best work clothes, and so inexpensive! I just wish I could shop online (but that's probably a good thing I can't!).

Prada Flats | H&M Skinny Pants $12.95 | H&M Peplum Floral Top  $17.95 | Essie No Boundaries Nail Polish 

xoxo, p&c 

5.20.2013

Pleats & Leopard Print Flats | Target Style

Good morning! I love finding great deals at Target! The first thing I do when I enter the store is hit up the clearance racks. I always find cute inexpensive work clothes.

Today I am wearing leopard print flats that I purchased for around $6, and a black pleated skirt for $6.

Target Style 

xoxo, p&c 

5.19.2013

Scarf Print Pants | H&M

I am in love with my new scarf print pants from H&M! While shopping at H&M a few weekends ago, that's all I saw in the store: bold prints and funky designs. I could not turn down this pair of pants; and they have pockets! You can dress these pants up for work, or dress down for an evening dinner outside. H&M is probably one of my favorite stores to shop at. Their clothing is so fun, and not expensive!

Tube Top H&M $9.95 | Steve Madden Gladiator Sandals | Scarf Print Pants H&M 17.95

5.11.2013

How to Clean your Makeup Brushes

Cleaning your makeup brushes should be done often - I recommend biweekly. Keeping your makeup brushes clean helps prevent bacteria from building up, and this prevents breakouts and acne. Not only will clean brushes help prevent breakouts, but you get the best results for applying makeup with clean brushes. My makeup brushes run from $1 - $50. I don't want to keep investing in new brushes. I don't buy fancy makeup brush cleaner. I normally use Johnson's Baby Shampoo, but today I used Suave Kids Naturals Shampoo.  
  1. Start by running the makeup brush under lukewarm water getting the brush end saturated with water.
  2. Add shampoo to the wet brush, and clean until the water runs clear - you might have to apply more shampoo until the brush is fully clean
  3. Once brush is clean lay brush on clean towel to dry
  4. When washing the brush make sure you are only cleaning the bristles of the brush. If you wash the whole brush, water can damage the base of the brush, and water damage will cause the bristles to fall out 




Fresh | Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

I don't normally splurge on makeup anymore. My makeup is mostly from e.l.f. (eyes lips face), L'Oreal, and Maybelline. Last year for my birthday Sephora gave me Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment as a gift. I am now obsessed. Sugar Rose is my favorite shade, it gives my lips a soft rose tint. 




Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments SPF 15 does not contain parabens, and synthetic dyes. I love that Fresh Sugar Lips contain vitamins A, C, and E which help protect your lips, and helps prevent wrinkles! My lips were less chapped, super soft, and I love the smell! I don't think it's sticky either; it doesn't feel like my lips are coated in heavy gloss. Even though this item is kind of pricey - $22 - it's a great splurge!  

5.02.2013

Maybelline Define-A-Line Eyeliner | Review

First, I would like to say that I wear a lot of Maybelline products. Their mascaras are the best, and I think some are even better than the higher end products. BUT - I am NOT a fan of Maybelline's Define-A-Line Eyeliner. I made the purchase at Target, and I had a coupon, so I ended up getting the eyeliner for $3. Awful. I wore it yesterday to work, and rubbed under my eye, and found a streak of black liner on my finger. So, I looked in the mirror and I looked like a raccoon. Eyeliner was all over my eyelids, and under my eye, but the actual line was gone. I applied the liner around 7am, and by 11am it was all over. I really liked it when I applied it. The liner went on smooth, and is very pigmented. I actually tried giving it a chance, I am wearing it today, and I am having the same problem. 


Maybelline Define-A-Line Eyeliner | 801 Ebony Black 


xoxo, p&C

5.01.2013

Mixing Prints

I am a big fan of mixing prints. It doesn't look uniform, and creates a fun style. You can use this to transition clothing from summer to fall, or winter into spring. From floral with leopard print, or floral with stripes you can create a lot of effortless looks. 

There are a few rules guidelines that I like to follow when mixing prints.
  1. Mix a bold pattern with something that will balance it. 
  2. Create a look that doesn't look like you are trying too hard.
  3. Make it fun, and be creative! 

Prada Bow Flats | H&M Floral Pants | Sweater Forver21

xoxo, p&c