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

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

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

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

A Midi Love Affair

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Ok so I said my obsession would become a real thing lol. I’m in love with midi skirts and dresses. I have some in my online shopping cart right now lol. What a coincidence that this one says LOVE lol.

I never buy clothes because of label or price tag. I buy them because I love them. My style represents who I am and I feel that if you have to buy expensive things to look good your doing something wrong.

Don’t get me wrong I love some high end things as well which I will feature soon. But I want my blog to be for everyone. No matter what your pockets look like.

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My clutch I have had since last Christmas and actually this was my first time using it because I forgot I had it lol.

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This skirt is also cotton, very breathable and very comfy. I have also developed a love for sneaker wedges and crop tops lol.

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Skirt- Walmart
Crop Top- Walmart
Leather Jacket- Charlotte Russe
Sneaker Wedges- Lolashoetique.com
Clutch- Traffic Shoes
Watch- Kenneth Cole Reaction

Well I hope you all are having a great Monday. What are some of your summer obsessions?

Always Remember Your Beautiful!

-Lola

Comic Midi Skirt

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Comic book lovers would appreciate my outfit the other day I would think lol. I was in some storage units yesterday and over course leave it to me to over dress that day lol.

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I’m having a love affair with midi skirts and dresses. There are still a few I’m preparing my clothes for so you will be seeing more of them lol. I loved this skirt because not only was it so cute (I’m kind of a super hero nerd thanks to my son lol) and inexpensive, It can be dressed up or down.

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I love the fun, vibrant print and the cotton fabric is so breathable and comfortable it’s great. I wore it thinking that it would be a chill work day but of course it was not lol.

As for my sneakers, I like a lot of girls (don’t leave me alone in this lol) was a huge Spice Girls lover lol so when I saw them I had to have them. Yes I know the chunky, ugly platform that some people hate but I secretly love lol.

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My hair and makeup was very minimal for the day. I’m in the process of changing my hair color so I haven’t been putting much effort into styles or extensions until I figure out my color so a top knot it was for the day lol. I just had some light foundation, concealer, and mascara on and I used my beloved little EOS egg and Milani color statement lipstick in Teddy Bare for my lips and wore my large rimmed black nerd glasses.

Outfit:

MIDI Skirt- Walmart
Platform Sneakers- Walmart
Crop top- Walmart
Glasses- Retrocitysunglasses.com

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Well that’s all for now dolls, I hope your having an amazing Friday.

Always Remember Your Beautiful!

-Lola

July Favorites

Hello dolls, so I haven’t done a monthly favorites for the blog so I figured why not now? I didn’t have many this month because I’ve been trying to give my face a break and I haven’t really been makeup shopping in awhile. (What has the world come to lol?) But the products that I have been pretty consistently using I thought I would post my most used, favorite ones for the month of July.

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I have been hearing about the Revlon Colorstay foundation and I have the Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation which is great but I’ve been using my Kat Von D which I’m in love with btw for so long that I never gave it a second thought. I was going out somewhere one night and didn’t have time to go home so I stopped at the Walmart and decided to grab that one. To my surprise it’s a really great foundation and I’ve been using it for the past 2 months. It’s usually the one I grab for when I’m getting ready. Great coverage and finish and paired with my ELF translucent powder I don’t have to touch up my face during the day.

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I’ve also really been loving the ELF studio line brushes and the fact that they are $3 at target is amazing and any brush Target doesn’t carry you can find online at http://www.eyeslipsface.com.

All in all the drugstore is winning this month I guess lol.

Of course my Naked 2 palette is my staple eyeshadow palette. I grab that and my Naked Basics palette almost all the time and especially when I’m working I use it on brides all the time. It just works so well.

The only none beauty favorite I have is my iPad mini. I love this little bug. I had the bigger iPad 2 and I got rid of it and got the mini because it fit so much better in my purse or bag and works just fine for me. I use it mainly for blogging on the go, posting photos or as my portfolio for meetings and potential clients. I especially love it because it syncs with my iPhone so I have everything right there on either one. I’m just an Apple geek I guess lol.

Well dolls that’s all for my July favorites.

Products Pictured:

ELF high definition powder in sheer
Revlon colorstay foundation combination/oily skin in 400 Caramel
Urban Decay Naked 2 palette
Rimmel stay matte long lasting pressed powder in sandstorm
NYX full coverage foundation in 10 yellow and 05 medium
NYX eyeshadow base in 03 base skin tone
Soho eyeshadow brush
Soho blending brush
ELF studio line small stippling brush
ELF studio line powder brush
ELF studio line eyeshadow c brush
ELF studio line blending brush
ELF eyeshadow brush
BH cosmetics blending brush
Ecotools blush brush
Master’s Touch 430 round mop paint brush from Michael’s for blending
Essential Tools 4 piece hi-def ultimate face set
iPad mini black 32 gig

I am not sponsored by any of these companies and I was not paid for this post. All products were purchased with my own money and these are my own opinions.

Always remember your beautiful!

Lola

RIP Angel

I would just like to take the time and say RIP to Talia Joy. She fought hard and ended her battle with cancer at 11:22 am.

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Prayers go out to her family and in the hopes we can fight to end cancer one day. Talia was an inspiration and such a sweetheart with so much spunk and excitement for the beauty community.

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Let’s all take a moment and remember this beautiful angel. I think Talia would definitely agree with my closing today. :0)

Always Remember Your Beautiful!

-Lola