What’s Next??

Hayyy y’all.

Just popping in before bed to check in..I have a looong day tomorrow.

I’ve been a bit busy lately, but I have some exciting posts on the way, so no worries. ;}

If you’re wondering WHAT’S NEXT…

there will be:

  • A bunch of reviews on some new makeup
  • Giveaway winner results! (If you haven’t entered yet, click here!) The giveaway is closed at the end of the month.
  • A new “How-To”
  • A skincare DIY
  • Aaand to top it all off, some random favorites!

Thank you SO much for being patient and lovely and amazing. I’ll be back as soon as I can.

I end this with a picture of a panda chibi.

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With extreme, tremendous, great, great love and kisses and rainbows,

Isabella

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5 Refreshing Summer Must-Haves!!

Sooo…SURPRISE! It’s summer.

Say hello to sweaty armpits, frizzed-out hair, melting makeup, and red, swollen faces. Yippee!

WELL NO FEAR, beautiful citizens! Isabella is here to the rescue! (And she brought lemonade!)

Anyway, my point is summer can be a little…uncomfortable. Sweaty. Messy. Completely unglamorous at times. And I thought I should share some summer beauty must-haves.

These are things I’ve been using every day so far, and have been loooving! Enjoyyy.

First off, I picked Tom’s Long-Lasting Deodorant in “Fresh Apricot”..because, hey. Let’s be honest. For me, it’s nearly unbearable to walk around all day with B.O.

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Plus, the smell is soo fresh…and fruity! It lasts ALL day, just like the label says!

Next is my skin-care savior…Yes-To Tomatoes Skin Clearing Facial Mask. What a mouthful!

On the darkest, most disgusting skin days when pimples, dullness, and blotching become a huge deal, this literally transforms my skin. I’m serious, after washing it off, my skin is smooth and refreshed and glowing. I’ve used up nearly three containers of this stuff! Image

After I use the mask, I need a good toner. The one I picked out to show you is one I’ve had for a while and still haven’t used up!

It’s a cleansing water by Caudalíe. Image

This is the DEFINITION of refreshing.

I just pour some on a cotton pad and use it to gently cleanse away all the icky impurities, dirt, oil, and makeup, and it leaves this delicious tingle.

It kind of smells like melons. Maybe cucumber?

Not sure…but it smells niiiiice. And I’m a sucker for good-smelling things.

Neeexxt uppp is something you guys might find dumb…but I bought it after watching Michelle spritz it on in one of her old videos.

It’s an Evian mineral water facial spray.

It’s just cold-water-mist-stuff in a pretty can.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT, I DON’T REGRET BUYING IT. IT’S FUDGIN’ AWESOME. Image

I actually bought two of the mini-sizes at Sephora for, like, 12 bucks.

On a hot day, this stuff is my best friend. It’s a really nice mist…I loooove to spray it on my arms, legs, face, back of my neck, anywhere to get that instant cold.

And now, finally, a product that isn’t skincare or something.!

Soo recently I’ve been getting into the Essie nail polishes. There’s one I specifically like…and it’s a perfect shade for summer.

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It can really make tanned skin pop, and the color is delectable, trendy, and sweet.

“Mint Candy Apple”, people!!!

Who doesn’t love a minty hue to cool you down on a hot summer day?

That’s all I got, folks. I really hope you check some of these products out, anyways, because they are wonderful.

If you don’t mind, I’ll be out lounging in my hammock with an issue of Vogue. ;}

Kisses.

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Five Weekly Faves!

Hey Curly-Fries ❤ (Can I call you guys that?)

This week I had a lot of interesting favorites that I thought I could show-and-tell. I rarely ever do favorites, but here y’all go!

Favorite #5: Natural Scents Candle in “Vanilla Latte”

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This candle smells reallllly great, sort of like a creamy vanilla candy, with no coffee-reminescent smell to be detected. Natural Scents has THE BEST candles, and their selection of scents is astounding. They have everything from Sugar Cookie to Eggnog to Birthday Cake to Watermelon to Bubblegum to Raspberry Truffle to Ylang Ylang and everything in between.

The best part is the glass square it comes in is made out of recycled materials! Score!

You can get them here. :}

Favorite #4: Lace Socks 

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Who doesn’t love some feminine lace socks? I love the little button accents and the lace on the hem! They were made by Grace and Lace Company on Etsy, who makes a lot of girly socks, leg-warmers, and the like. This particular style also came in mint..one of my fave colors!! Image

Weekly Favorite #3: Zoi Greek Yogurt in “Raspberry Cream” Flavor Image

In my opinion, Zoi makes the best greek yogurt in stores. I’ve tried all types from all brands, but this is my favorite. It’s got a solid, creamy-white upper layer, then a soft bed of fruit in the bottom. I like how it’s not gooey and chunky like other brands; it’s more like you’re eating a cheesecake than anything else. And it’s healthy!

Weekly Favorite #2: The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter 

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Not gonna lie..I’ve used up at least ten of these in my 13-year-old-life. But I just got a new one this week, and supposed that I’d better add it to the list!

First off, the scent is soft. It doesn’t bombard you, it BECKONS you with coconutty goodness. And it moisturizes your skin like no other, actually repairing it with each use. I love coconut scents, but if they’re not your thing, The Body Shop has many other options!

Weekly Favorite #1: MAC Lipstick in “Syrup” 

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I recently got this in the mail with a bunch of other MAC lipsticks, but this is one of my most favorite. It’s described as a “cloudy pink” on the MAC website, but in reality it’s more of a creamy mauve.

I love it. It’s a great everyday shade, and I’ve been wearing the heck out of it.

Anyway..that’s all for today!

I’m really tired, so I’m going to crawl in bed and take a leisurely sleep.

‘Nighty night starlets. ❤

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Shine On Award

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Shine ; to be very good at or do very well in an activity

to appear to have a specially bright or radiant quality as a result of good health or a strong positive emotion

brightness or radiance emitted by a source of light

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1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you.

Thanks so so sooo much Divine Rush!

Luv ya.

Please go check out her blog; http://divinerush.wordpress.com.

Thank you SO MUCH for this award. You’ve been supporting my blog soo much lately, and I appreciate more than I can put into words.

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2. Nominate fifteen bloggers who shine a little light in your day and be sure to notify them.

Bloggers! 

  1.  http://nonfashionista.wordpress.com
  2.  http://paintedladybeauty.wordpress.com
  3.  http://pearlsandparis.wordpress.com
  4.  http://justbglam.com
  5.  http://trendyfatale.wordpress.com
  6.  http://pinksugarsparklie.wordpress.com
  7.  http://allthingsbeautyandashley.wordpress.com 
  8.  http://rockinaroundthefrock.wordpress.com 
  9.  http://lusciousandlovely19.wordpress.com 
  10. http://vinslookbook.wordpress.com/
  11.  http://classygirlwithcurls.wordpress.com
  12. http://www.overmystyledbody.com
  13. http://www.samicitia.com
  14. http://beautyproductreviewsbydeb.wordpress.com                                     
  15. http://livelaughlovelu.com

I chose bloggers whom I think have very unique, stylish blogs that I love to read. They truly shine!

 3. Share some facts about yourself or answer questions given to you.

I love pink lipsticks!

People make me happy.

I’m terrified of clowns!!! I mean..they’re so scary!

Warm Bodies is definitely one of my favorite movies of 2013! R is adorable.

Christmas is my favorite holiday.

Aaaand..yeah. Mwah luv ya.

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Dupe for a dupe?

Hey guys!

Soo, as you know, the Maybelline Color Tattoo thingy was very hyped up in the beauty world. Very creamy, long-wearing, but known to fade. A possible dupe for MACs Paint Pots.

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They usually cost about 7-8 dollars. But what if I told you, I had a DUPE for a dupe that costed about 5 or 6 bucks? That’s more portable than the Color Tattoos. That has such similar colors, it’s crazy!!!

Well…everyone give a round of applause to the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Eyeshadow Sticks! Image

They’re creamy, easy to blend, easy to build, long-wearing, and so pigmented it knocked my socks off. I have “Paranoid Purple” and “Tempting Turquoise”. The purple shade is very, very dark eggplant purple, and the turquoise shade is bright, sort of shimmery, and BEAUTIFUL. It’s very “POW!”, ya know?

If you want a full review, let me know, guys!

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MAC Mini-Haul

Oh my goshness, guys!

I just went to MAC today and purchased a bunch of goodies. Well, not really a bunch. Like, four.

But anyway.

I’m just really excited to show you, because these are all things I’m really happy I purchased.

I ADORE THEM. And I might as well show ya. :}

#1: Face and Body in “C2”.

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I found it to make my skin very radiant, glowing, and flawless. I’m the shade C2, which matched my skin to a T, and stayed on a long time, even without any powder! I have combo skin, and my skin didn’t even get oily once!

#2: Bronzing Powder in “Refined Golden.” Image

Ooooooohhhh daaaaammmn. This COLOR. Brushed on my cheekbones, nose bridge, and sides of my forehead, it made me look perfectly flushed, sun-kissed, and healthy. Topping my Face and Body, I looked like I had just came out of a spa, or a relaxing vacation on the beach. It totally gave my face dimension, and had subtle, golden shimmer.

#3: Dazzleglass in “Funtabulous”! Image 

This is certainly “Fun” and “Fabulous.” FUNTABULOUS. How cute is that?

It has a blue-violet shimmer mixed in a pretty, fuchsia gloss, that is decently thick and tacky. It stays on the lips, makes your teeth look really white, and is overall amazing! It just makes me feel so glamorous, so sparkly. If you love your sparkles, the dazzleglasses are the way to go. They last forever!

#4: Plushglass in “Full For You”. Image 

This gloss’s texture is way different than the dazzleglass. It’s more creamy, more smooth, and not as thick and sticky.

The color is beautiful and gives a mirror-like shine, with a rosy, juicy flush. It plumps really well, and smells like rainbows and candy and happiness!! I love it. It’s delicious and sweet, and a staple color that I think everyone should have.

……Yeah I know that was a short haul. But whatevs…these are great MAC products!

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My Five Favorite Nail Polishes!

ON THIS EARTH, I only have about five real nail polish “favorites”.

I usually let my nails run around naked for the rest of the time, because I’m too lazy to paint them.

When I do paint them, I usually get bored of the color after about a week, but these are nail polishes I really, super-duper love. We’re going from 1 to 5, 5 being my top favorite.

Hehe. Let’s starrrrrt.

#1: 

O.P.I Nail Polish in Strawberry Fields

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This color really brings out the golden undertones in my skin, and makes the shimmery, strawberry color pop even more. You only need about one coat, two is fabulous, and by then you have an opaque, juicy, strawberry shimmer that screams summer. It stays on FOREVER too, and looks really smooth on the nail.

#2: 

Essie Nail Polish in Where’s My Chauffeur?

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This color is very, very pretty. I love the Essie brand, because they have so much color selection! This color reminded me of cotton candy, or the beach. It was one of those colors that instantly picked up your spirits.

#3: 

Butter London Nail Polish in Trout Pout

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This is a very bright, bubbly polish. It looks like a bubblegum pink with a hint of coral, that goes on extremely creamy. It reminds me of something you would wear for a day at the beach, or to the mall with your besties, or SOMEWHERE really fun! It looks very pretty on, and complements a lot of skin tones.

#2: 

Butter London Nail Polish in Fash Pack

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This is one of the MOST UNIQUE COLORS I HAVE EVER SEEN. Ever. I know it looks “blah” in the bottle, but on your nails, it can look like a variety of shades.

In different lighting, it can look like a purple-brown, a cool taupe, or a creamy milk-chocolate color, and it’s SUPER glossy. Plus, it goes with basically anything and everything you have to wear!

#1: 

Butter London Nail Polish in Kerfuffle

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I know what you’re thinking. “It’s washed-out pink. What makes it so special?”

Well, my friend, this color is very, very beautiful in it’s simplicity. Every girl needs that basic, creamy, ballet pink in their nail polish collection! It’s a true, timeless classic.

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My TOP FIVE Makeup Must-Haves

Hello starlets, makeup mavens, and fashionistas everywhere!

I thought I’d share some popular “makeup must-haves” for everyone starting, or building up, a makeup collection! These are popular, all-around good products that I personally really, really, really, really, really, really, really, LOOOOOOOVE WITH ALL MY HEART, but I only picked five (so this post wouldn’t take two days to read).

(But of course I don’t love these products as much as you, that’s ridiculous.)

P.S: Remember these are just opinions :} Enjoooooooooy!

Okay, #1: 

Urban Decay Eyeshadow

 urban-decay-sephora-eyeshadows-2These are the most buttery, delectably-textured eyeshadows I have EVER used, and I swear by them. If you’re looking for a great color-selection, Urban Decay is the way to go. They have great nudes, brights, mediums, darks, and high-lights. Most of their eyeshadows are very multipurpose colors, so you can use them in more places than JUST your eyes. These are amazing.

#2: 

Buxom Lip Gloss

Buxom-Time-To-Shine-1 In my opinion, everyone needs at least ONE of these delectable glosses. They slightly plump, (not sting!), and have a refreshing, sweet mint scent and taste. They make my lips look really juicy, plump, and healthy. I have only a couple of these, and because of the price, they feel like quite a luxury to use. The doe-foot applicator applies product evenly to the lips, and it’s really moisturizing without being slick. If you prefer a long-wearing gloss, these are for you. They have a slight tackiness, and hardly budge!

#3: 

Benefit Boxed Blushes

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I know there’s some people that say NARS is the way to  go, but these are the same price, and they have different shades that I find to suit me more. I love Benefit; their brand is just so full of personality! Their blushes come in a lot of gorgeous colors, so there’s always something that works for you. My favorite has to be “Sugarbomb” or “Bella Bamba.”! They give your cheeks a nice, flushed glow.

#4: 

MAC Lipstick

mac-lipsticks I’m not a complete MAC-junkie, but I do really think their lipsticks are something special. They come in so many great colors and finishes, with a light vanilla scent that smells like sugar-cookies or some kind of candy. Plus, they really stay on, and last forever and ever!! (I recommend the Cremesheens, Satin, or Lustre.)

#5: 

Anastasia Brow Wiz

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I feel like a lot of people forget how important it is to fill in your brows! It can really make a statement by framing your eyes, which, in my opinion, is really super duper important if you want them to stand out! This is a creamy, retractable pencil with a spoolie on the end to blend out the product and groom your brows. Anastasia makes wonderful eyebrow products, but this has to be my favorite of hers.

Anyways, lovelies, thanks for reading. These are all products I really, genuinely enjoy, and if you try them, or have tried them, tell me how it worked out! I’d love to hear about it.

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