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After Christmas Shopping Haul! Target and Bath & Body!

Hey ladies, so of course after Christmas we must all run out and go shopping with our Christmas money! Or do what I do and spend most of it on hot chocolates and gas money lol. But, I went out and bought some really cute things from Target and Bath and Body. Both those stores are my favorites to go in when I am shopping, I always go in being like “I’ll just spend $25” but, I end up leaving and being like “How did I spend $100 on lotion and socks?!”

I went to Target and picked up some really adorable organizers for my makeup vanity! I am someone who puts all the makeup on and just tosses it on my desk with no organization at all. So, I decided to pick up some little bins and holders to give my vanity a more professional clean look. Get this, I bought all these little cute holders below, all for $1 each! When you walk into Target they have a little $1 section, and you can find all these little containers there currently. I think they are a great bargain, and are good enough quality to hold my makeup brushes, lip glosses, and other cosmetic extras! They had a lot of different colors, but I went with the pink and white holders, so I would have some sort of theme. Below, I also have a picture of my makeup vanity, which is basically is an Ikea desk, and a giant mirror with a lamp. Haha pretty make-shift, but I prefer this set up, I have had real vanity tables in the past and they are too small! Using an actual desk allows me to spread out my stuff when using it 🙂 If you guys want a post about how I organize my makeup and my vanity desk let me know in the comments down below, and I’ll be sure to write one.

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From Bath and Body, I got lots of goodies! I went there this week during their semiannual sale! They have lots of great deals, and a million products to buy for super cheap after the holidays. Seriously this is a warning, it is dangerous to go there if you don’t have much money on you, I got a little carried away…

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Below, I picked up the Cashmere Glow shimmer Bomb, which is so incredible! It is a gel that you can rub onto your arms, legs, etc. and it is completely filled with different shimmery colored reflects. It also has a “glow” due to it’s slightly golden finish. This gel looks absolutely gorgeous on any skin tone, and smells amazing! After the sale discount, I got it for $3, which is an awesome deal for 6 oz of product. Next to it in the picture, is the Aromatherapy Sleep Lotion. I, like any other 20 year old, am a huge night owl. It takes me a lot of rolling around and starring at the ceiling in order to fall asleep at night. This lotion appealed to me, because I needed a new lotion and now I found one that aids in sleeping.  It claims that the honey and milk scent has a warm cinnamon and clove oil that promotes comfort and rest. Whether it actually helps me to sleep or not, the lotion is a great consistency; not greasy or sticky. It finishes smooth and silky, and has a very nice smell reminding me of fall; very warm and rich. The bottle itself is dark blue glass, and is very finely packaged. This lotion is originally $14 and After the sale I got it for $7!

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Next I picked up this True Blue Spa Apricot and White Tea facial scrub. I am obsessed with face products right now, and was really excited to pick up this product! I love this brand, and every product I have tried from them I have really loved! Their lotions are so incredible, and they have a pretty good selection of products at Bath and Body. Definitely check them out, if your looking for any good skin care products. I have already tried this out and the scrub is very coarse so you have to be gentle when cleansing your skin. But, it left my face incredibly smooth and clean feeling. It also smells really good, which is obviously important to me :p Next to it in the picture is by the same brand and it is the True Blue Spa Unscented Shea Butter. As I said, their lotions work better than any I have ever tried before, including high end products. This tube is a pretty good size at 6 oz, I will probably end up using it as my purse lotion, I love to use this stuff on my hands to moisturize. I like that they offers scented and non scented lotions. My skin is very sensitive, but I don’t need to worry about this lotions having any harsh scents that might irritate my skin. As well, if you have perfume, scented shampoo, etc. It is nice to have a lotion for your body thats scent won’t interfere with the scent of your other products. I bought both of these on sale for $3 a piece, which is phenomenal considering they are normally around $15 per bottle.

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That’s all for today, let me guys know in the comments below if you hit up the Bath and Body sale and what goodies you got! The sale doesn’t end at a certain date, it runs till supplies run out which is great, and dangerous for my wallet lol. Or you can comment on any of these products if you have tried them and love or not so much love them. If you have any questions about my makeup vanity or how I organize it feel free to ask as well 🙂 Thank you guys so much for reading, please remember to like this post and my page, also follow me for more blog posts! Love Always Pearlsnheels ❤

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My 5 Favorite Beauty Gurus on Youtube. What’s yours?

Basically since before I can remember, I have been addicted to watching my beloved and favorite beauty gurus on YouTube. I love all their videos from what’s in my bag videos all the way to my morning routine videos. I love reviews, makeup tutorials, hair styles, etc.! I have also learned a lot from some really great women, and men on YouTube, and it is always great to watch what other people think about products, or them using it before you buy. I have subscribed to lots of gurus, but there are some that I have been following and watching their amazing videos forever!

Let me know in the comments down below what your favorites are, I would love to get some ideas about new Beauty Gurus I could check out. Also, let me know if you share the same love for any in my list! Seriously check some of these guys out, it will change your life :p Below I also included some of their most recent videos, beauty and non beauty, all of them have lots of videos they post beside makeup related ones as well. The videos I have linked below are all great and Christmas related to get you all in the holiday mood! 🙂

1) http://www.youtube.com/user/AndreasChoice

I love AndreasChoice! I have watched literally all of her videos. She is fun, and has a great personality. She makes a lot of videos including beauty tutorials, DIY craft tutorials, and much more. Her videos have a lot of variety and are ALWAYS helpful and filled with great tips! Below is the preview of her channel, in her most recent video that gives you christmas present ideas!

Her most recent video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBsj0GCkHP0

2) http://www.youtube.com/user/Chanelette

Chanelette is a gorgeous girl who posts a lot of videos regularly! She is very sweet and posts some great makeup tutorials and reviews. She has a very inspiring classy style in her videos and is very inspirational when it comes to style. Below is a video of hers most recently showing how she decorates for Christmas.

Her most recent video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00VcJXxr4WU&feature=c4-overview&list=UUHQa9lvcnFIzIddQ2DErd_g

3) http://www.youtube.com/user/heidicupcake

Heidicupcake, omg. I literally firstly go on YouTube just to watch her videos! She is very edgy and wild, which she shows in all her videos. She is funny and very real. Her videos are beauty related but also has some great body scrub and hair tutorials as well. She is a fairly new guru to the beauty world, but has made a really big impact with her videos so far! She is amazing…Below I have one of her beautiful glitzy Christmas makeup tutorials.

Her most recent video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7FHVzJ3mls

4) http://www.youtube.com/user/CarliBel55

CarliBel55 is a great YouTube beauty guru! She mostly posts fashion and makeup related videos, but they are all really helpful! She has a very glamorous styled channel, and always has powerful makeup looks. She even has some worth while work out videos you can check out. Below is one of her beautiful Christmas makeup looks!

Her most recent video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JEKTAXNB48

5) http://www.youtube.com/user/missglamorazzi

Missglamorazzi is a very fun and involved beauty guru. She posts many videos that are helpful and mostly tutorials. She has a sweet personality and addicting to watch! Even in the video below, she is currently hosting a video for every day of December. All these videos have great tips, tutorials, recipes, and looks!

Her most recent video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOSbhOq0dO8

I hope you guys enjoyed checking out my favorites, I would love to hear your opinions on who you love from YouTube! & Please remember to LIKE, FOLLOW, AND REPOST to support a fellow beauty blogger 🙂 Thanks for reading & Love always Pearlsnheels ❤

Luscious Cranberry Lips! A glossy review.

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Hey babes, so yet another review. This one is on a beautiful lipgloss stain, I recently got and tried out from Ageless Derma. My shade is in cranberry, I chose this color from the many great colors they have on their website http://www.agelessderma.com/lipgloss.aspx

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They have twelve beautiful shades to choose from, and also contain many natural enriched beauty skin products and makeup! They have a great set up on their site and  sell great products, for good prices, and you feel good using.

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This lipgloss in particular I feel is more of a glossy stein, because one application is all you need! If the lip gloss comes off some what throughout the day, which it lasts pretty long, it leaves the color stained on your lips in a beautiful matte shade. Cranberry, the shade I chose really compliments my fair skin tone, and has incredible color payoff. The best way to apply this lipgloss is with a lipstick brush, so you don’t stain your finger tips lol It also has a great smooth satin finish on your lips.

The consistency is just right, it is not chunky, or too liquidy. It is a nice creamy texture but make sure to keep the container somewhere cool because to tends to melt in high heat. It is a great lip product to have, and has become one of my go to lip products for fall 🙂

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The packaging as you can see if very cute! It comes in a cute little black box, lined with a lilac purple interior. The lipgloss is a great size as well, I am actually more partial to the circle containers, than the tubes, so I am loving this packaging!

Check out their site, they have a lot of great natural beauty products, and is definitely a diamond in the rough site to find!

Thank you so much for reading and Love always Pearlsnheels ❤

Got Spectacles? Fall’s Latest Trending in Eyewear

The Warby Parker 2013 Fall Eyewear Collection is the latest and greatest when it comes to profound vision and high end style. Their fall collection includes classic and clean line styled glasses. They are the perfect collection for 2013, because the style these glasses bring to the table is nothing short of sharp and retro. They have a variety of styles to choose from for ladies and gentlemen and that is exactly what I would feel like wearing these sweet shades; a classy lady or gentleman. These glasses are very stylish and won’t break the bank either! My favorite pair I found from their collection, are called “Ames Whiskey Tortois” They are beautiful and retro, and are only $144 which is cheaper than most not very attractive prescription lenses out there. They are also high quality lenses with non-reflective properties and you can choose from a number of different styles, colors, and looks! The glass in the frames is really where the product really shines, apart from how cool they look! The lenses are completely UV resistant and have the most impact resistant material out there, as well as a scratch free generous coating! So no more worrying if they get dropped or bump that you will be seeing through scuffs for the rest of your life!

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After looking through there newest collection, or any other great styles you probably will be like me and get super indecisive! I know I was…but the site is very accommodating and lets you not only view different angles of the glasses on a model, but actually let you use your webcam and virtually try them on! No more wondering if the pair you love will fit your face shape or not :p

They have stainless steel frames, and coated screws..Which if you are like me and have been wearing glasses for 10 plus years, you know there is nothing more aggravating than your frames bending or screws falling out and ending up loosing a lens! With these glasses, they are a great price but not a cheap quality. With the Warby Lenses, you have nothing to worry about except how sweet they look on you. The style, really what can I say except check them out! Really, if I were to own a pair I would go nuts! They remind me of a 50’s set of stylish glasses. In these bad boys I would feel like a vintage movie star and probably wear more red lipstick than I should..If this weren’t already enough to go ga ga for them, they have sunglasses too! This is pretty dangerous, because now I want a pair of glasses and shades. They have a huge range of cute retro sunglasses, prescription and non prescription. They have dark shades, green, blue, and are all just as adorable if not more than the glasses. My favorite pair out of the sunglasses that I looked through were the “Ellison Marbled Sandstone Sunglasses” they are so cute I can’t even tell you! They have a really funky marbled frame and vintage army green lenses. I seriously need these lol. ames-sun-women-headturn-thumb ellison-sun-marbled-sandstone-angle All in all the collection seems really great. They also have some awesome men’s styles as well in glasses and shades. Besides the awesome new fall collection they also have lots of other styles to choose from, which makes picking a pair even more difficult. I would love to get a pair a these glasses and let you guys know my honest opinion of the wear and prescription quality. From looking at their collections, I can tell I would fall in love with the style alone. If you guys wear glasses, sunglasses, prescription, or non, they have all kinds of products to choose from. I would definitely check them out if you get a chance, the link is down below to their fall collection, and main site. I promise you will find a pair that you need to have…I found about 20 lol.   The Warby Parker Fall Collection: http://www.warbyparker.com/fall-collection-2013 The Main Site: http://www.warbyparker.com ^^ Check out their other styles too, they even have purple and yellow glasses! :0  They are top of the line and very fashion forward. Let me guys know what you think, if you own a pair of these…or if you found any cute ones you guys want to own from their site! Thank you so much for reading and Love Always, Pearlsnheels ❤

Let’s fall into fashion: Hello September Trends! 4 Outfits

Hey babes, here we go September fashion. Holy cow is summer already at an end? I feel like my freshman year of college just ended and I am free for the summer, not ready to go back in one week in counting! :0 Bad news Bears, right?! Well for me the only thing that can make me feel better about going to yucky old school, is shopping. Anyone agree, the best part about starting school up again, is that you have an excuse to go spend money on clothes that you have no room in your closet for? :p

Lately I feel like fashion is flashing right before my eyes! One minutes it was tribal pattern, then chiffon, rose gold, hair feathers, bigger buts, and now 80’s metal groupie…

To each their own when it comes to fashion! I say whatever makes you happy to wear on your body, go for it! Unfortunately, I am one of those people who simply can’t choose a style…Know what I am saying? Some days I dress Hobo sheik, pink n’ girly, edgy and smoky, punk and pierced, posh and preppy. It is not that I want to be someone else, it is simply and only I LOVE CLOTHES. PERIOD. ha ha I am too indecisive and love everything and all styles to stick to just one. If anything I wish I could choose a fashion category, and lye there for life. But a las, I am unfaithful to all trends, and will continue to indulge in them all.

For these four looks I am wearing all clothing I found at Marshall’s. No, they did not tell me to write this post, I just simply love this store and kind of go crazy when entering the front doors. I go in there being all like “hey…I just need to check on some flip flops…” I leave more like “I just spent $100 more than I have on home decorations and socks….”

Marshall’s, if you don’t know, is also in the same company loop as Tj Maxx and Home Goods. I hope all my blogger friends out there know of these amazing stores, or are near one because they are literally incredible. They take high end fashion labels, and some independent ones and mark them way down, and make the different clothes and styles available for the poor college folk like myself :p They sell Coach, Ralph Lauren, and even Nine West. They sell everything from purses, shoes, makeup, hair products, women’s and men’s clothing, baby stuff, cook wear, undergarments, and even luggage. They are really a full circle kind of store. The problem is….I can’t resist and spend all my cash there, and go into a deep, deep shopping denial lol

But enough with explaining how bad my shopping habits are…Here we go, let’s rock the September grunge rock ensembles!

#1 I am rocking 2 pears of jeans in these photos, two ways to wear them in 2 looks. I am wearing a pair of sleek olive green skinny jeans. They were $20, and are amazingly soft, and fit my body shape, surprisingly well for being a pear shaped gal like myself. This is usually as expensive as their jeans get, these are on the nicer end. On top, I am rocking a red and black button up flannel, that even has cute little gold studded detail on the collar! :0 Mind blown moment when I saw this on the rack.. I thought it would be cute to throw a denim vest on over the flannel, denim is really making a comeback lately. I have even seen lots of girls wearing the notorious overalls again! The flannel was for around $15 and the vest for $15, what a steal. I am such a lumberjack here.

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#2 LOVE this look…This is very much inspired by the newest Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie staring Rooney Mara. Great movie, and the girl in it has an amazing dark and edgy style which I wanted to recreate for the colder months of winter. Here in New England, it easily gets to -15 degrees where I live, so when I feel like I want to wear an eskimo suit, I can at least try and be fashion forward! You are lucky if you live somewhere warm all year round! I found this incredible black leather jacket for $40. It has cozy sweater material around the neck, and zipper and buckle clasps on the sleeves and neck. It was incredibly warm, comfortable, and made me feel B.A >:0 even though I am really not…what so ever. I paired this jacket with the second pair of skinny jeans, these guys were a slim black ripped tight leg pair for $12.

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#3 Classy in gray. Lately I have been loving the color gray when it comes to clothing. I found this cute flowy soft 3 quarter length shirt for $12. It has gold buttons, and black suede accent material on the sleeves and collar. It was great feeling on my skin, and will be a nice piece to just throw on. I also am wearing the black skinny jeans, but this top really goes with everything!

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#4 Denim Jacket. What did I tell you? Denim is the new craze. This jacket as well, I fell head over heels in love with! Why must Marshall’s be so tempting?! This is a light denim jacket for only $20! It has some man made fading and rough up spots, as well as button accenting on the collar and sleeves. I love the material, it is very soft stretchy denim, so my arms don’t feel trapped or stiff. As well, the zipper is nicely placed on the jacket, it is put onto one side so the piece fits more flatteringly to my shape, and has pockets! 🙂 I am rocking the olive jeans here as well.

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Let me guys know what you think of the latest trends we all find ourself falling into! This is just what is happening over here in New England, what is happening where you guys are at? I always forget that everyone comes from all over, so you never know what people like where :p We are also heading into the colder months, so sorry if this is a little inappropriate for your upcoming season! Please remember to like for more fashion blog posts! As well please follow me, it is free, and I would love to be your beauty blog babe 😉 Love Pearlsnheels ❤ 

The full package: Outfit & Makeup of the day!

Here is your two in one post my friends! This morning I felt like going with some peacock feather inspired blue eyeshadow to match my top. I got this top from Marshall’s for pretty cheap, lord knows I am addicted to that store! It is literally dangerous for my wallet for me to go there! My belt is just a simple leather chest belt from Debs from my local mall. I am wearing some old jean shortay shorts :p and some simple olive green leather boots I got forever ago from Target.
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I have a lacy white tank under my shirt to better conceal my bubbies! ;p I have a light opal necklace on. The chest belt is optional, I just think that flowy shirts tend to make me look rounder, so I like to synch my waste with a cute belt, which also makes the outfit more dressed up. Funny tip: Chest belts actually make your chest appear larger…if you are feeling a little extra something something ;Dimage

On my right hand I have an aqua blue ring on and some blue beaded bangles paired with a silver feather wrap bracelet. I got the stackable bangles from Lia Sophia and the silver feather one from Aerieimage

On my left hand I have an all seeing eye hamsa bracelet, a blue beaded wrap one, and a blue chain bracelet I made :p On my left hand I have the matching light opal ring on my ring finger and a chunky silver heart ring on my pointer finger. I love stacking similar colored bracelets, they add a nice touch to your ensemble. image

Here are my cheapo Target boots, they are the Mossimo brand. I love the olive color of these guys and the mixed leather and canvas texture. I think jeans shorts with half boots look really cute for summer and are comfy :pimage

My hair is back in a messy bun, because I was having sort of a bad hair day :/ My eyebrows are filled in and gelled into place. I have a gold and green eyeshadow in the inner corner of my eye, and a peacock feather blue shadow on my outer corner. I am wearing my Jordana Best Lash Extreme Mascara on my curled lashes. My lips are wearing Revlon‘s Cupcake Lip Butter with some clear gloss on top. My skin is masked with my favorite Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation in 110.  My foundation is set with the Revlon Colorstay Pressed Powder, and concealed with the Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealed in light. I misted my face with Elf’s Mist & Set just to make sure my face doesn’t go anywhere :0 image

imageThanks you guys so much for reading! 😀 Let me know if you like these duo posts, filled with my makeup and outfit of the days! Let me know what you think, and please like and follow me for more makeup madness 🙂 Love Pearlsnheels ❤ 

 

Nail Look Of The Day #1! Black & Glitter

Nails! I will be creating some posts with nail looks I create! I have since been inspired by my fellow bloggers, and their gorgeous nails! So, here is my first look is showcasing black and glitter. I am all about the flash! This look wasn’t hard to complete at all. The only challenges were found in painting my right hand with my left, this is one of my biggest life issues ha ha FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS…But I will just show you what my left hand looks like, because it doesn’t look like my right hand at all! lol

I used, of course, a base coat, a fast drive top coat, black skinny brush nail polish, and some glitter!

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I used Spoiled Nail Polish In Jewelry Heist, for the glittery tips! I used Nail Club Black polish with a skinny brush. Then, my favorite top coat, Oh So Wet! This stuff is a fast drying top coat, that literally dries before your eyes and prevents chipping.

All I did to create this look was first apply my base coat, any one will do! Then I turned my hand sideways, to make this step easier, and dragged the tip of the brush along the edge of my nail, applying a thick band of glitter at the end of my finger nails. Then I repeated this step three times, ensuring an opaque glitter effect. Then after that was all dried, I took the black skinny nail polish brush and flicked diagonal lines from the side of my nails to the center, starting thick then tapering off. This took me a couple nails before I got the hang of it so don’t worry if the lines waver a bit, hay it beats salon prices! :p I put these lines above the glitter band on my nails, and gave the look a professional touch 🙂

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Thank you guys so much for reading, please comment down below with ideas for future nail looks I can create for you! Or let me know if you like these types of nail posts and I will be sure to create some more. Please remember to like this post and follow me for some more lovin’ 🙂 Love always Pearlsnheels ❤