Makeup Monday: Summer Lipstick


                  
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Can you believe it is the first day of Summer? Me either! I think summer is for bright lipstick, maxi dresses and cocktails on the patio. Who is with me?

Since purple is my favorite color, you know I had to wear it in a lipstick. This lip color can be found here (color heroine) Some purple or plum colors can be too deep or over powering so I try to stick with the lighter shades for summertime. Some I would suggest are this one here, this one and I really like this one. Purple lips are a great way to add color to your outfit.
                        

Bright pink is excellent for summer. If you are trying to make a bold statement go for a bold pink, like the one above. Find the exact color here. Another favorite that I have in my pink collection that stays on great is this one. For a pink that will not break the bank try this one here. Having at least one bright pink in your lipstick bag is a must.

                       
I personally think red is good in any season. It usually makes an outfit pop and your skin look instantly brighter and younger. Great for date night or if you are trying to be a little sexy. Find this exact shade here. Other reds I love are this one and this one. What is your perfect red? 

Where are all my girls who love a good nude lip? Nudes are great for daytime and workwear. Find this color here. I think the hardest thing about wearing a nude is that you have to get the right shades for your skin tone. For medium brown skin tones I suggest this one and this one. What nude works best for your complexion?

Check out all my favorite summer lip shades below and suggest some new ones for me to try.

XoXo
Alli

Throw a Blazer On: It’s International Women’s Day

There is nothing like a good blazer. Can I get an Amen! Adding a blazer to any outfit can add a pop of color and even take your outfit to the next level. I have multiples in my closet of all different colors.

  Blazers go great with everything from jeans, to dress pants, to skirts or dresses. I chose to pair this red blazer (a similar one can be found here), with black leggings (found here), and a black and white stripped ruffled shirt (similar here). I accessorized with snake skin heels (similar here), this popular leopard clutch (found here), and gold jewelry (earrings here, neckless here, and bracelet here). The watch is from Wristology (found here). Use code: AA20 to get 20% off of any watch. I completed the look with a red lip (my favorite one can be found here).

Did you know that March 8 is International Women’s Day? Today we are celebrating 40 years of liberation from a time when women did not have a choice to wear what they wanted in public, especially pants and a blazer. So today I am wearing my blazer and pants. You will also see all over your social media other women proudly wearing their blazers to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. You should definitely show your support by throwing on a blazer and  hastaging your pictures with #IWD2016, #PledgeforParity, and #Right2SuitUp.
Below I have linked similar looks. Hope you enjoy! And Happy International Women’s Day!
XoXo
Alli

Holding on to Summer

Even though summer is fading away…..I am still trying to hold on to it. Although I love fall and my fall wardrobe I am not wishing summer away.

 So with that said and the 90 degree temps….there is another summer outfit on the blog. I think there is nothing like a good light weight dress on a hot summer day.  Who is with me? This dress is an oldie but goodie. FYI…. shop your closet ladies! It probably has the best clothes around. And hint hint it is probably your style. I love pairing something old with something new. Dress old, Sandals new. I linked similar dresses below. Hope you enjoy!!

XoXo
Alli

Fun and Flirty

Morning Peeps! Have you ever had that outfit that you feel is perfect? That outfit that screams fun and flirty? Well the outfit below makes me feel like that. I love this outfit. It is great for many occasions, such as date night, a wedding, girls night or even if you just want to play dress and have a photo shoot. Sometimes it is hard to find that perfect outfit but when you do you know it and want to wear it all the time. Check out my favorite outfit below. Hope you enjoy!

XoXo
Alli
Shirt: Express

Skirt: Express

                                                             Shoes: Gianni Bini

                                                                Purse: Kate Spade

Makeup Favorites

So I love makeup, even more playing with different makeup products and colors. Doesn’t every girl? I am far from a makeup artist but I think I do good picking out colors for myself. Below I share some of my makeup favorites. Check it out. There is a variety of prices from medium to low. Enjoy!
XoXo, 
Alli
My favorite makeup product is the Nars Multiple Purpose stick (found here in orgasm). It can be used for eyes, lips, cheeks, and body. It is a little on the expensive, but is well worth it and last a long time. I use it mostly for a blush and sometimes to highlight.
The MAC matte lipstick is called Runner which is no longer available. It was a collaboration with Mac and Nasty Gal. You can find Mac lipstick here. A color that is similar is Diva.
The NARS Audacious lipstick is called Michiyo. It is a bright pink and great for spring. You can find Michiyo here
I recently discovered the Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes. You combine this with your favorite mascara and it gives you long lashes to die for. I am not a consultant so I am not trying to sell you anything. I just know a good product when I see one. You can find the 3D Fiber Lashes here.
My favorite eyeliner is Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black. It comes in a pot with a brush to apply. Very easy application. This product can be found at any drugstore or here

I keep my lips conditioned with many different products but one of my favorites is Maybelline Baby Lips. This one is Strike a Rose. It can be found at most stores where Maybelline products are sold or here.

I recently discovered Cover Girl Lip Lava. This product combines lipstick pigment, gloss shine, & balm nourishment all in one. This color is Lava-nder. It can be found at drugstores or here.

Loreal has these cute little lipstick called Extraordinaire by Colour Riche that come with a applicator kinda like a lip gloss, but it covers like a lipstick. The color is rich with great shine. The two colors here are Ruby Opera and Plum Adagio. They are also available at multiple stores or you can find it here.

Lipstick: MAC Runner 
Lipstick: Loreal Ruby Opera 
Lipstick: Loreal Plum Adagio
Lipstick: Colorgirl Lip Lava in Lava-nder 
Younique 3D Fiber Lashes 
Lipstick: NARS in  Michiyo
Eyeliner: Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Eyeliner 
Eye Shadow: MAC Beauty Marked Velvet & Sable Frost 

How to Add Some Flair to A Boring Sweater

Happy Friday! How was your week? Mine? It was pretty busy so I am definitely ready for the weekend. I started my weekend off with a little photo shoot to get me energized and ready. If you have big plans for your weekend how about pulling out a old boring sweater that you just cannot seem to give away and adding some flair to it?!? You ask “How can I do that”?
Well all of us have some of those plain basic sweaters in our wardrobe. How about adding one of this years top fashion item? The blanket scarf. Adding a blanket scarf can add flair to any outfit. Especially if it is a bright colorful one. Why not take it a step further and belt it with a skinny belt. This gives your scarf a cape effect and makes a statement. You can even get a little daring and mix patterns. My belt has polka dots on it. 
There is no need to go out and spend money on something new when you can create new outfits by just adding a few details you already have in your closet. Enjoy!! 
Scarf: Express

Shoes: Nine West

Purse: Louis Vuitton

Jeans & Belt: The Limited

Sweater: Target

Sunglasses: YSL

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