Monday, December 31, 2012

What's Your New Year's Resolutions?

Hi everyone! :) Happy Almost New Year! A new year means new beginnings! It's time for new chances, new challenges, and new hopes! Embrace all that awaits you! I hope everyone has an amazing 2013! :)

What are your New Year's Resolutions? :)

:) Becca

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Updated: What's in my Travel Makeup Bag?

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! :)
So I'm personally not traveling during the holiday season, but I know several people are, so I thought it might be a good time to do an updated "What's in my Travel Makeup Bag?" post! :) Whenever I travel, the makeup bag pictured above is usually the one I bring. I am an over packer, but I'll just share with you the essentials that I would bring. Also,I usually try to bring mini sized products. ;) Let's get started!

-Clinique Even Better Foundation
-Neutragena Concealer Stick
-ELF Golden Bronzer
-MAC Angel Lipstick
-Clinique Blush in Iced Lotus
-Maybelline Mineral Power Pressed Powder
-Bath and Body Works travel sized perfume
-MAC Expensive Pink eyeshadow
-Rimmel London Stay Glossy lipgloss in Always Lovely
-ELF Black Eyeliner Pencil
-Bon Belle Liplites in Cream Pop
-Bobby pins
-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Estee Lauder Sumptuous Mascara

What's in your travel makeup bag? :)

:) Becca

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Review: Lipstick Love ♡

Lately, MAC Angel Lipstick is pretty much all I've been wearing. I love it so much, and it's the perfect nude pink. I picked this up about a year and a half ago, and loved it since, but recently I've been wearing it nonstop. It's a frost, and it's also pretty natural, but you can build it up to a nice pinky color. It's a really soft color, and it's just perfect. :)

Have you tried MAC's Angel? What's your favorite MAC lipstick? :)

:) Becca

Fall Fun: Thanksgiving Nails!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

:) Becca

Friday, November 9, 2012

Quick Question: What's Your Favorite Tinted Moisturizer?

Hey lovelies! So today I just wanted to ask you if you have a favorite tinted moisturizer/BB cream. I LOVE tinted moisturizers, but I don't have a favorite one, and I've been on the hunt for a good one for a while now. I would love any recommendations! :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

TAG: What's Your Nail Style?

So today's post is another fun tag! :) This tag is called "What's Your Nail Style?". I'm not tagging anyone, but feel free to do this tag if you like! :) Let's jump into the questions!

1. What's your favorite nail polish company?
That's a really hard question, but I really like China Glaze.

2. Glitter or no glitter?
Glitter! Even though it's a pain to remove.

3. OPI or China Glaze or Essie?
China Glaze. :)

4. When do you start to take off your nail polish?
Usually when it starts to chip pretty badly.

5. What's your favorite color on your nails?
Any bubblegum pink color or something metallic. :)

6. Darks or brights?

7. What are you wearing on your nails right this moment?
I actually got a gel manicure about a week ago, so I'm wearing that. It's OPI's Gel Polish in Strawberry Margarita, but it's not sold in stores.

8. Matte nails-in or out?
I'm personally not a huge fan, but I think it's a very neat idea!

9. French manicures?
In! So classy and beautiful. :)

10. Favorite fall color?
I really like any dark silvery gray color.  Specifically, OPI's Number One Nemesis.

:) Becca

Friday, November 2, 2012

Liebster Award!

I've been nominated for the Liebster Award! :)

BrendaBrittaniBrooke D has nominated me! :) Thank you so much,I highly appreciate it!  I've actually been nominated for this award a couple times (thank you to all of those who nominated me!) so I will not be nominating people or listing a new set of questions, but I still thought it would be fun to answer BrendaBrittaniBrooke D's questions! :)

The Questions:

1. What's your favorite blog to read?
My favorite would probably be Chloe's Way. I just LOVE her blog. She's so lovely, and she literally has the best clothes ever!

2. Why do you write your blog?
I write my blog because it's just pure fun for me. Fashion/beauty is my passion and I love writing about it. I appreciate all of my followers so much and I can't tell you how happy it makes me to get comments and feedback from you! :)

3. What's your favorite book?
My favorite book is Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins.

4. What do you like to read about in a blog?
I really like fashion posts. But really just anything that will give me inspiration.

5. What quality or characteristic do you look for most in a partner?
A good sense of humor.

6.What is your favorite makeup product?
I have so many, but I have to go with the Maybelline Great Lash Lot's of Lashes mascara.

7. Favorite nail polish brand and color?
My favorite nail polish brand would probably be China Glaze, but my favorite color is actually East Village by NYC.

8. What public figure do you look up to and why?
I really, really, really look up to Demi Lavato. I find her incredibly inspirational.

9. If you could choose any one person to have lunch with living or passed who would it be?
Taylor Swift. (:

10. Best advice you've ever got?
Be yourself, not what others want you to be.

11. What's your happy song? (one song that always makes you happy)
Long Live by Taylor Swift

:) Becca

Thursday, October 25, 2012

TAG: What's Your Fragrance?

Hello darlings! :) Today's post is going to be a tag! It's called the "What's Your Fragrance? TAG"! I just love tags! :) Let's get started!

1. Fruity, floral, warm, spicy, or food smell?
Fruity! I love anything with cherry or peach.

2. Body spray or perfume?
Body spray, all the way!

3. What's your all time favorite perfume?
Estee Lauder Pleasures

4. What's your all time favorite body spray?
Moonlight Path from Bath and Body Works

5.What fragrance are you wearing right now?
Love Spell from Victoria's Secret

I'm not tagging anyone, but feel free to do this tag! :)

:) Becca

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Ask Becca!

Hey everyone! :) So I decided I would start a little series called Ask Becca. Basically you can ask me questions in the comments below, and I will answer them in a separate blog post! I'll probably do this about once a week. I'll try to answer all questions, but I won't be answering any super personal questions. I'm pretty excited! :)

Leave your questions in the comments below! :)
:) Becca

Friday, October 19, 2012

3 Tips to Make Your Hair Grow Longer

So today I decided to do a post that is for the girls trying to grow out their hair. :) For me,I'm not gonna lie,I pretty much have super long hair. It's kinda to the point that it's stopped growing,but it's pretty long. Here's my top three tips I suggest! :)

1. Trim regularly. You should probably schedule a trim around every seven weeks. Because let's face it, split ends just don't look good. Long hair needs healthy ends! :)
2. Be careful when it comes to heat. If you're like me, you use a heating tool almost every single day. Heat can damage hair, so just make sure to be careful and always use a heat protectant.
3. Healthy inside, healthy hair. Eating healthy actually does affect healthy hair growth. The more good you put into your body, the more beautiful your hair will look! :)

Are you growing your hair out? :) If you have any more tips, leave them in the comments below!

:) Becca

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Halloween Fun: Scary Skull Cakes

So I did my first recipe post about a week ago, and I really liked it, so I thought I'd put up another one! :) Today I'm going to be sharing with you another recipe that comes from Betty Crocker. It's called Scary Skull Cakes. I hope you enjoy the post and if you try this recipe out let me know! :) Here's the recipe!

1 box (18.25 oz) white cakes mix with pudding in the mix
Water,vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
12 large marshmallows,halved
1 container (12 oz) vanilla whipped ready-to-spread frosting
48 small chocolate-covered mint candies (from 4.75-oz box)
24 chocolate chips
1/4 cup slivered almonds

1. Heat over to 350 degrees F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make and cool cupcakes as directed on box.
2. Carefully pull back a small section of paper from each cupcakes;insert marshmallow half between paper and cake of each. Frost tops of cupcakes and marshmallows to look like skull shape.
3. For each skull cake,use 2 mint candies for eyes,1 chocolate chip,point side down,for nose,and 6 to 8 almonds for teeth. Store loosely covered.

1 cupcake: Calories 280(Calories from Fat 100);Total Fat 11g(Saturated Fat 3g);Cholesterol Omg;Sodium 170Omg;Total Carbohydrate 44g(Dietary Fiber 0g);Protein 2g

Are you going to try this recipe out? :)
:) Becca

Monday, October 15, 2012

How To: Apply False Eyelashes

With Halloween coming,I thought now would be the perfect time to do a how to post on applying fake lashes! :) Personally,I don't really like false eyelashes. I just find they look way too dramatic on me. But for those of you who do like to wear them,I hope this post helps! :) I  think the thing to remember with fake lashes is that practice makes perfect! Believe me,I found applying them very tricky when I first tried!

1. Trim the lashes. I find that usually lashes are wider than my eye, so I trim one side.

2. Squeeze a thin line of eyelash glue along the lash. Blow slightly on it so it gets tacky.

3. Using tweezers, place the eyelash as close to your lash line as possible.

4. Press both ends and hold until glue dries. This makes the glue set so when you take your fingers away, the lash won't come with them.

5. Apply mascara to both your lashes and the false lashes to blend them together.

6. If you didn't use black eyelash glue, you might want to apply black eyeliner to fill in any gaps.

I hope these tips helped you with applying your falsies! :)

:) Becca

Thursday, October 11, 2012

TV Love: My Two Current Favorite TV Shows

So lately I've been loving two singing shows. I've actually liked both of them for a while,but each of them recently launched into a new season,so I thought I'd do a blog post about them!

The first one is The Voice. I actually started watching this during its first season,and I've been hooked ever since. And this show is very easy to get hooked into! The judges are just amazing and super likable. I get so excited on days this comes on!

The next show is The X Factor. This show is defiantly a tad more critical when it comes to judging,which makes it more intense then The Voice,in my opinion. In all honestly, I like this better than The Voice. I am obsessed with this show. Don't even get me started,haha! This actually comes on tonight,and I could not be more excited! It's such a great show!

I highly recommend both of these shows if you like singing competition shows. They are both so good!  Totally two of my all-time favorite shows. :)

What's your new favorite TV show? :)

:) Becca

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Fall Baking: Apricot-Oatmeal Muffins

Hey guys! :D Today's post is a real mouth-waterer, huh? I'm going to be sharing with you this wonderful fall recipe: Apricot-Oatmeal Muffins! Yummy! I just think these are perfect for fall!

This recipe is from Betty Crocker. If you try this out,let me know what you think! :)

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1/3 cup finely chopped dried apricots
1 tablespoon quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats,if desired

1.Hear over to 400 degrees F. Grease bottoms only of a 6 regular-size muffin cups with shortening or cooking spray,or line with paper baking cups.
2.In medium bowl,mix flour,1/2 cup oats,the baking powder and salt. In small bowl,mix brown sugar,milk,oil,vanilla and egg with fork or wire whisk until blended. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture just until flour is moistened. Fold in apricots. Divide evenly among muffin cups. Sprinkle each with about 1/2 teaspoon oats.
3. Bake 23 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan to cooling rack. Serve warm or cool.

1 Muffin:Calories 250(Calories from Fat 80);Total Fat 9g(Saturated Fat 2g);Cholesterol 35mg;Sodium 200mg;Total Carbohydrate 40g(Dietary Fiber 1g0;Protein 4g

What is your favorite fall recipe? :)

:) Becca

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Happy Fall!

It's finally fall! :) I'm so excited for the leaves changing colors,wearing cardigans,wearing boots,wearing sweaters,pumpkin scented candles,cups of hot chocolate,Halloween,and literally everything! What's your favorite thing about fall? :)

:) Becca

Thursday, September 27, 2012

How To: Use Colored Eyeliner

Hey everyone! :) Today's post is going to be about how to pull off colored eyeliner. I personally really like the look of a neutral eye but with a pop of color.

Here's some examples:

If you want a post of an actual tutorial using colored liner, I can do that, but this post is going to be simply my tips on using colored liner. :) My favorite look using colored eyeliner is lining the upper lash line with black or brown,but lining the waterline with a pretty blue or purple. It's gorgeous and not overwhelming.
I really like the Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil in Deviant. Urban Decay has amazing colored liner,but they can be a tad expensive. But they literally have every single color,if you don't mind splurging. They're seriously amazing. They have colors for every eye color!
If you have blue eyes,rosy shades look really pretty. Some people say that if blue eyeliner takes away the blue from blue eyes,but I personally don't think that's true. If you want to wear blue eyeliner,go for it! Just see what works for you.
If you have hazel eyes,greens and golds look super gorgeous.
If you have green eyes,blue looks really nice. Green on green doesn't look bad,but just be careful. You don't want to wash out your natural eye color.
And if you have brown eyes,turquoise and rusty copper colors look super pretty.
And I personally think that purple and navy go with every eye color!

I hope these tips helped you in using your colored eyeliner! :)

:) Becca

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Halloween Tutorials?

Hey everyone! :) So I was wondering if you guys wanted me to do any Halloween tutorials? If you have any requests,please leave them in the comments below! Thanks! Also,I'm super sorry for the lack of posts! Life's been pretty busy right now. Would you guys want me to do a book review,autumn tutorial,or a haul next? Leave any requests (Halloween or any post) in a comment! :)

What are you being for Halloween? :)
:) Becca

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Back to School Drugstore Makeup Tutorial

Hey guys! :) So I know I've already done a back to school tutorial,but I got a request to do a drugstore version,so that's what I'm doing! :) I decided to do a full face tutorial instead of just eyes.  Let's get started! :)

First apply your foundation. I personally like to apply mine with a sponge,but you can apply yours with a brush,your fingers,or whatever you prefer. :)

To start off the eyes,take a sand colored eyeshadow on any flat shader brush. Apply this all over your lid. Don't be afraid to really pack this on your lid to make a vibrant color. :) Also,put this in your inner corner.

Use a deep brown eyeshadow to darken up the outer corner. You can make this as smokey or as natural as you want.

This next step is completely optional. If you're a person who likes a pop of color,then you can take a blue eyeshadow and run this along your lower lash line. If you don't want a pop of color,then just skip this step.

Take a brown liquid eyeliner and apply this to your upper lash line.

Take a brown pencil liner and line your waterline.

Apply mascara. I love the wand on this one.

For cheeks,I would recommend going with a pink for school. This is a Covergirl blush in Classic Pink,which is actually my all time favorite blush.

For lips,go with a shimmery pink. Revlon lip products are really inexpensive but great quality!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! :) If you have any questions about prices of the products,feel free to ask!

:) Becca