Thrifty Thursday

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Hello Dolls. So anyone who knows me, knows I love thrifting. The excitement you get when you find a bargain or that perfect one of a kind piece. Especially for DIY projects (which I love by the way).

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So I happened upon this skirt the other day and thought it was so cute. I grabbed it not even knowing what I would pair it with lol.

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I mixed prints and materials a little on this one and loved the outcome. Some stripes and a little jean. It came out pretty cute. I will definitely post some DIY and more of my thrift finds.

Jacket Dresslink | Bodysuit Forever 21 | Skirt Thrifted | Sneaker Wedges Justfab

I hope you all are having a beautiful week so far.

Always Remember Your Beautiful!

-Lola

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eBay Synthetic Makeup Brush Set

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Hello lovers, I know I’ve been Mia but for good reason I promise lol. I will explain soon.

Anyway, I found this set online while browsing eBay one day looking for a new camera light. I was just looking up makeup brushes on some different sites but didn’t want to shell out another load of cash on new ones so I looked on eBay and wanted to see what I found. Once I got past all the MAC fakes and cheap thin brands I found these.

I watched a few YouTube reviews on different brush sets off eBay and saw that some were dupes for Sigma and one of my personal favorite brands Real Techniques brushes.

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I came across this set and loved the way they looked. They look almost exactly like sigma brushes. They had 3 different looks to choose from white and silver, black and silver and the set I choose black and gold. I’m a sucker for a bargain and when I saw they were only $15.88 with free shipping for a set of 8 (4 face and 4 eye brushes) I thought hmm why not try them out. If they suck no large amount lost and if they are great I found a new makeup brush source lol.

So I bought them and the shipping was pretty quick since they were coming from China. I ordered on the 5th and got them on the 16th of the month. So just shy of 2 weeks. Not bad China lol.

Packaging:

The packaging was great. Nice and snug so nothing could break or get damaged. Each brush was in its own wrapping and then all of them were in another package. Then covered with foam sheets and placed in bubble wrapped packaging.

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Quality:

Right out of the package they were shiny and nice. The brushes were so soft on my skin both my face and hands. They are light and not heavy so they don’t weigh your hands down. No initial shedding. I spot cleaned them to prep them for use and 4 individual strands out of 8 brushes came out. So no heavy shedding or anything crazy like that.

Use:

After using them and doing an entire full face of makeup. There was no shedding, the bristles were soft and my makeup application was smooth. Everything was buffed and blended in well and my face had an airbrushed finish.

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All in all I give these brushes 2 thumbs up. Great quality and a great price. They look great in your brush kit both for personal and professional use. So if your looking for a bargain on a great set of brushes. Check these out. I hope your having a great week.

Always Remember Your Beautiful!

-Lola

Lilac Dreams

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I love this color and with fall here it’s time to transition into darker colors. But in Florida it’s hard to tell when the seasons change because we have the same weather all the time it seems. Rainy, hot or all the above lol. So I decided to put this color on my nails because the weather seemed to permit it lol.

Verity Polish in Lilac Cream

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This polish goes on smooth and is true to the color in the bottle. I have no base coat, 2 coats of polish and 1 coat of top coat on my nails.

I have really only seen this polish in nail salons but you can find them online or eBay as well and possibly in beauty supply stores.

Well I hope you beauties are having an awesome Friday.

Always Remember Your Beautiful!

-Lola

Vote For Me :0)

Hello all, I’ve been super busy trying to get some new projects done and finishing up my school semester so my posts have been slacking I know lol. But I will be returning shortly to posting regularly. Until then please take the time to go and vote for me in Ulta’s Beauty LOL contest and feel free to enter yourselves. :0)

My Link:
http://www.ultabeautylols.com/lol/21189

Hope you are having a beautiful week and Always Remember Your Beautiful!

-Lola

Sneakerwedges and Snapbacks

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I wanted something comfy the other day because I was just running errands all day. So what better when you don’t felt like doing your hair then a SnapBack lol.

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I’ve had this shirt for awhile but forgot I had it because it somehow got stuck in the back of my drawer lol.

SnapBack- http://www.loweredlifestyle.com
Shirt- Ross
Shorts- Ross
Sneakerwedges- http://www.justfab.com
Glasses- http://www.Retrocitysunglasses.com

Also for those that asked my hair color is Loreal Hi-Lift color in Downtown Brown

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Hope you all are having an awesome hump day.

Always Remember Your Beautiful!

-Lola

The 2013 VMAs

The 2013 VMA’s was full of surprises this year. Some good, some bad and some WTF?! But here’s our run down of what went on.

THE GOOD

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More like the amazing, OMG moments of the night.

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NSYNC performance. It just brought you back to the days of having their posters on your wall and you jumping up and down on your bed when their videos came on TV and JT was just amazing. They all looked great to.

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Lady Gaga the opening act. I was so excited. I love the new song. She looked amazing. That body was on point and she was just as crazy, wild and her performance was amazing. I also loved her gays dancing with her. AAHHHHH just perfection.

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THE BAD

Ok so I guess everyone decided to wear the same thing to the awards this year in different ways then? Because all I saw last night was jewels, feathers and lace. Not to mention 2-Chainz looked better in the Versace print pants both he and Grimes wore and I still hated the outfits.

It was so hard to choose some outfits that I loved just for the lack there of. Here were my top 5 best and top 5 worst outfits of the night.

Best

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Ciara looked beautiful and showed off her body in her Givenchy Couture feathered gown.

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Ellie Goulding. Her dress was amazing for the simple fact it was different, not sheer, see through or lace, lol. The spiked, floor length number with high slit looked beautiful.

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Ariana Grande in her Kenly Collins little floral mini was pretty and age appropriate.

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Jennifer Hudson (pictured with Adam Lambert who looks sharp btw) looked lovely on the VMA red carpet in a Dior top and skirt. Very nice and well put together. Not as glam as some but hey it’s not feathers, lace or see through lol.

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Mary Lambert. Lambert looked beautiful in a floor length sparkly gown.

Worst

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Snooki and J Wow. I’m assuming they went prom dress shopping together? Oh wait that’s right it wasn’t a high school prom. You ladies have come a long way with your style but come on.

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Iggy Azalea. She’s a beautiful woman but I was so tired of the lace, sheer, and everything else I just couldn’t deal. Her Emilio Pucci sheer gown matched her hair and skin tone on the VMA red carpet. Not a winner for me.

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Miley Cyrus. I’m guessing with her new changes and her performance that night she was so excited she just threw on whatever was shiny and jeweled to stand out in the crown? Her Dolce & Gabbana outfit was not a hit with me.

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Erin Wasson. I mean really, do I even have to say why she was on this list? It looked like she literally put on a black bandeau top and black boyshorts and slipped on a sheer curtain. She topped that off with a Givenchy turban.

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Rita Ora. Some may have been a fan of her Alex Vauthier dress but I can hardly say the same. This feathered long-sleeved gown with white fabric in the front and that black band. I just wasn’t a fan at all.

THE WTF?!

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Miley Cyrus Performance

Now I have no problem with growth and change but for real though what was up with that performance and those outfits?!

Teddy bear baiting suit
Nude bathing suit
Jeweled Red Carpet pantsuit catastrophe

I’m just saying and why in the world are you grabbing a married mans crotch and twerkin on him when his wife is clearly in the audience? The tongue all out, the whole time bro really?! The facial expressions in the crowd just said it all, I mean really.

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Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez

I mean really yes they both looked pretty last night. I’ll skip over the fact that they both wore navy gowns which just reminds me at how young they are. It’s like matching with your best friend on a night out but whatever. I’ll go right to the fact that I thought it was the Taylor and Selena show because the cameras panned to them literally the entire show. Like OMG we get it they are there, but really? Do I have to look at their facial expressions through every single performance?! So many other celebrities I wanted to see that night and all I could see was the same circle of people the entire night. MTV get it together next time.

Well that was all for my take on the 2013 Video Music Awards. What were your best and worst moments of the night?

Always Remember Your Beautiful!

-Lola

Golden Opportunity

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I love gold. Which is funny because I kinda hated it when I was younger, lol. But now that I’m older I realized not only is it a pretty color, it looks great with my skin tone.

So when I went out the other night, I decided to do a slightly neutral look with a bit of gold on my eyes for a slight pop.

I also really like the Revlon Colorstay foundations. I mixed Colorstay and Colorstay Whipped together and it gave me a perfect blend. I topped that with my ELF translucent powder.

For my brows I used NYX brow pencil in Dark Brown and a bit of concealer to clean up the edges.

I used the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette on my eyes and the Milani Colorstay lipstick in Teddy Bare.

I mist my face before and after with Urban Decay All Nighter Spray. Well beauties I hope you are enjoying your week.

Product List:

Face:
Revlon Colorstay and Colorstay Whipped Foundation
Naked2 Palette
Urban Decay All Nighter Spray

Eyes:
NYX concealer jars
NYX eyebrow pencil
NYX eyeshadow base
Miss Adoro Lashes #747
NYC liquid eyeliner in black
Maybelline Great Lash mascara in blackest black

Lips:
Milani color statement lipstick in Teddy Bare

Always Remember Your Beautiful!

-Lola

Hooka Night

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When people ask me what my style is I usually say whatever I like. Because I don’t feel I really have one. Aside from the fact that I love dresses, I really don’t like defining my style because it’s always changing.

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I can be in jeans one minute, a dress, sweatpants or cowboy boots and jean shorts the next. I bought this dress 2 years ago from amiclubwear.com and never got to wear it lol. But here it is now, I figured it was casual enough for hooka night lol.

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Boots- Traffic
Dress- amiclubwear.com
Watch- Kenneth Cole

I hope you all are having a great weekend and I will talk to you all Monday.

Always Remember Your Beautiful!

-Lola

Taxi Cab Yellow

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I have a habit of buying nail polish, throwing it in my purse and forgetting I have it for weeks and then when I get my nails done I go in my bag like oh here’s that polish I bought let’s try this one lol. Yes I’m the girl that brings her own polish to the nail salon lol. Mostly because I have so many casualties with painting my own nails at home. Head itches, kids calling, dog jumping, etc. so usually I leave the nail painting alone until I get quiet nail salon time lol.

I bought this polish from Walmart awhile back and just figured I would try it out. It’s a bright yellow. Basically taxi cab yellow lol. Perfect for summer, especially if you have a tan. It looks really pretty and bright in the sunlight but it’s not neon so if your not really into neon polish but like bright polish colors this ones for you.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polish in Butter-Fly Stroke (retails for about $4)

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When I first swatched it on paper (I tend to do that sometimes) I didn’t like it but then I painted my toes with it and loved it. It’s a very thick, fast drying formula so you need to be quick and precise when painting your nails to avoid streaking or clumping. It has a wide brush which I like because it covers a good amount of nail depending on how wide your nail beds are. But all in all I love the polish and formula and fast drying is always a plus for me. ;0)

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So here’s a great summer color for you, what are some of your favorite polish colors this summer? I hope you enjoy your Wednesday.

Always Remember Your Beautiful!

-Lola