Sunday, April 27, 2014

Stylish Sundays: Spring Denim

I mentioned in my Sperry Haul that I would show you how I planned on wearing my new Sperrys. I decided to go with one of my go to Spring outfits. It's really casual and perfect for shopping or lunch with friends.


Chambray: Feed by TargetPink Tank:H&M
Jeggings: Gap
Shoes: Sperry

I don't usually wear double denim, but when I do I always make sure they aren't the same shade, and that the bottoms are darker.


On My Face: Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, Hourglass Hidden Concealer, Makeup Forever HD Setting Powder, The Balm Hot Mama Blush, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer, Marc Jacobs The Lolita, YSL Shocking Mascara, Rimmel Scandaleyes nude and black eyeliner, Hourglass Truth Lipgloss

Necklace: Kate Spade Skinny Mini

Nails: Deborah Lippmann Blue Orchid.


I am still completely in love with my new Sperrys. They're so comfortable and the pink laces I added make them so much fun for spring and summer.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Shoe Haul: Sperry

Recently Sperry had a Sperry Spring Escape instagram contest with one of my favorite bloggers Carly from The College Prepster. The prizes were 5 pairs of Sperrys, and I was lucky enough to win one of the pairs.

I chose the A/O Sahara (Honey Sole), and I am completely in love with them. And I purchased a pair of the Raspberry Sorbet Laces to relace them with.


Howl totally approves of them too!


Before the lace change


and after


I am so completely in love with them. Even though they're brand new, and I haven't fully broken them in yet, they're already so comfortable. The pink laces are so fun and bright, and were completely easy to put in, even though it looks like it would be kinda hard.

I can't wait to wear these all summer long like I did my red Sperrys last year. I even wore them on what was probably the most exciting day of last year for me. The day we brought Howl home.


I have always loved Sperry shoes, and even though I just got this pair, I can't wait to add more to my collection.


I thought I'd end this post with another picture of Howl. The top photo was taken yesterday, and this photo was taken the day we brought him home, it's amazing to see how much he's grown.

Let me know in the comments below if you love Sperrys as much as I do, and don't forget to subscribe on bloglovin, because on Sunday I'll have a post up of how I styled my new Sperrys.




Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Little Luxury

Every once in a while I buy something just for the luxury of it. Something that's just lovely to use, and there's no real need for it, except it's nice and it makes you feel good to use it.

This haul is a result of one of those times.


I went to Sephora, had a super quit chat with Maxwell, a couple weeks ago and picked up this Dior polish and one of the YSL Gloss Voluptés


This polish is gorgeous. The wear time isn't outstanding, but the color makes up for it. And the name Bouquet makes it flawless for spring. I'm completely happy with it.


But this is my favorite. I went in looking for a lipgloss, and even though he was busy, Maxwell escorted me to the YSL section to look at these. YSL lip products are my weakness and I instantly fell in love with 3 shades. Since $90 worth of lipgloss would have been a bit much, I asked Maxwell to help me choose and we settled on Grenade Pépite. It's a gorgeous watermelon pink that is flawless for spring and summer. I'll have a full review on it soon, because I adore it.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Stylish Sunday's: Take a Hike

It's spring, which means that I am back on a fitness kick. It's not for the same reason that everyone else is trying to get fit. I don't like to go swimming and I haven't worn a bikini since I was 16 and my best friend at the time decided that I needed one. So I'm not looking to get bikini ready. It's actually that I just like to walk, and our town has a very nice trail. So whenever it gets warm I make sure to use it.


Shirt: Grey Under Armour
Sports Bra: Neon Yellow Nike
Pants: Coral Victoria's Secret Most Loved Yoga Leggings
Shoes: Coral and Black Nike Dual Fusion
Nails: Dior Bouquet

Sunglasses: Tortoiseshell Drifter MadewellHair: Black Emi-Jay

On My Face: Kate Somerville Serum Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, Caudalie Lip Conditioner


I still hate these shoes, I plan on replacing them with some Under Armour trainers, hopefully by the end of this summer.  Despite wearing them at least 3 times a week last summer they just don't seem like I've broken them in yet. Plus I'm actually not that big a fan of Nike, it's just what the sports store nearest me seems to have the most of. Under Armour is actually my favorite workout brand.

What's your favorite brand of Workout Gear? When and how do you most like to exercise?



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Victoria's Secret Body Care Haul

I said in this post that part 2 would be coming soon, so here it is. This is from a few different trips.

I bought most of the stuff in one order online. I can't resist that 7 for $35 sale.



Pure Seduction Shower and Bath oil, Pure Seduction Softening Body Polish. I'd never noticed these products before and since the Pure Seduction scent is my favorite I just had to try these out. I haven't tried the oil yet, but the scrub is weird. It's a jelly consistency and it doesn't melt easily.


Luscious Crush Body Butter and Eau de Toilette. I know body butters always come in a tub because they're super thick, but I wish the would come in a tube for easier use.


True Escape Body Spray, Scrub and Lotion. I really like this scent, it's really light and nice. And I love the scrub.


Pure Seduction Bloom Body  Wash,  Lotion and Spray. This is everything Missglamorazzi said it would be. I'm so in love and wish it wasn't a limited edition.

I also bought the Luscious Crush Body Scrub but that was back ordered and didn't arrive until after I had taken all of these photos


I'm a big fan of this scrub too, and definitely will be buying more of these scrubs in the future.

And then in store I picked up two mini's because they were $12 each or 2 for $15


I have a sample size of the Bombshell's perfume that I really like, but I actually like the Bombshell's in Bloom better, and the Sexy Little Things Noir Tease is just actually a repurchase because I've had it before. I actually wear it every night to bed. It's become part of my routine now and I can't fall asleep if I haven't sprayed it.


What's your favorite V.S. Scent?


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Stylish Sundays: Summer Look with Hanna Marie Lei

I'm so excited about today's post because I'm collabing with Hanna Marie Lei, who is a lovely blogger I've followed for quite a while.

We decided on a summer look for the theme, so here's mine and then you can check out a link to her post below.


Loft Girl Tee, H&M Shorts and Sperry Topsiders


On My Face: Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, Hourglass Hidden Concealer, The Balm Hot Mama Blush, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer, YSL Shocking Mascara, Marc Jacobs The Lolita Palette, YSL Pomegrante Volupte Sheer Candy Succulent Pomegranate.

Hair Tied up with Emi-Jay Hair Tie

This is one of my favorite shirts, and it gets a lot of wear in the Summer time:fashionandhappythings-2497

I definitely need to pick up more of these Loft Girl tees, because I adore all the scenes. They don't always have them though so that's why I don't have more of them.'

Don't forget to go check out Hanna's Summer Look.



Friday, April 11, 2014

Victoria's Secret Clothing Haul

Okay so technically this Haul is in two parts. Clothes and body care. I did some major damage at Victoria's Secret. Thankfully I didn't do this all in one day, it's definitely collective. So today we'll do the clothing and then early next week I'll post the body stuff  I bought.

I decided to do this differently and am instead doing a "Try on" Haul for you guys.

I bought 4 of the 2 for $32 pink pocket tees 2 large, 2 in medium so I would have different fits:





And two pairs of the Most Loved Yoga Leggings, one cropped, and the other is full length:



I have about 6 pairs of the Yoga Leggings now, and they are definitely my favorite things to wear ever! This is however the first time I've bought any tee shirts from V.S. Pink. I actually don't wear the pink line much anymore, but these tees don't have Pink 1986 plastered all over them so I actually really love them. My favorite is that gray one with the black pocket, but I can definitely see these tees becoming a staple in my wardrobe like the yoga pants.

On my face in these photos: Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, Hourglass Hidden Concealer, The Balm Hot Mama Blush, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer, Benefit They're Real Mascara, Marc Jacobs The Lolita Palette, and a YSL lip color that I haven't Hauled yet, so you'll see that soon.

Hair: White Emi-Jay Hair tie

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

NARSskin Review

For several reasons I'm constantly on the hunt for a new skincare routine. So when I heard that Nars had recently revamped their line I decided to try it out. I mentioned in my last Haul that I went into my favorite local Sephora to see if they carried the line. Since they didn't I waited until the VIB 15% off sale and ordered it online.


I didn't purchase the full line, just the basics. The Gentle Cream Cleanser, Mulit-action Hydrating Toner and the Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer.


The packaging is simply stunning. Honestly sometimes I just want to open my cabinet and stare at it. But even better the products inside are lovely. They all feel really luxurious. The Cream Cleanser is only faintly scented with a clean smell, and lathers up nicely, but not to much. I fee3l like it gets my skin clean without striping it. The Toner has a brightening effect and the bottle which has a pump is a dream to use. But my favorite is the Moisturizer. It really does lave your skin looking luminous and feeling amazing.


As you can see from the scarring, this photo is unedited. My skin looks amazing and feels even better since I've started using this line. I've been using it for a week and as of right now I absolutely recommend it.

You may also notice that my skin is clear in this photo and that I have no blemishes. Long story short, I've been seeing a new Dermatologist who finally found the right combination of medicines and treatments to clear up my skin. If you want me to do a more thorough skincare routine, let me know in the comments below


Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring FOTD

This has been my go-to spring Makeup look so far. I'm absolutely in love with it.fashionandhappythings--2

I adore this makeup for spring, it feels so fresh and pretty. I've been wearing this look so much that I can put it on in under 15 minutes if I'm in a rush.


And I am seriously in love with these eyeshadows. They apply beautifully and last pretty much all day with out a primer.


Products Used: Clinique Universal Primer, Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Terre Neuve, Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer in Chantilly, Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer in Fair, The Balm Frat Boy, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer, Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Rose, Rimmel Scandaleyes in Black and Nude, Marc Jacobs The Lolita Palette and YSL Shocking Mascara, Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine.