Versatile Blogger Award!

Haii beautifuls.

I’m really, super-duper happy to be nominated for this award!!!! Like seriously. It made my day.

Maria Vole at Beauty On a Budget  was the one who tagged me, (along with a few other gorgeous peeps ;} ). Maria is SUCH a sweetheart, and I’m really happy she felt that I should deserve this award. It’s a nice feeling to know that people read your blog.

The whole purpose of this award is to get to know other bloggers, and it’s really fun to see what other people say!

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So here’s how the whole thingy-ma-bob works:

1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.
3. Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award.
4. Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.
5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

HERE ARE THE 15 NOMINEES! EVERYONE CLAP!

Ashley at allthingsbeautyandashley.wordpress.com. Right off the bat, her reviews and tutorials are great. She is a very sweet, gorgeous, down-to-earth lady, that is so gracious and kind to her readers! I highly recommend you check her out, because her stuff is so fun to read (I can blog-surf for HOURS)! I’ve been following her for a while, and it’s been amazing watching her blog grow.

Pearls and Paris at pearlsandparis.wordpress.com. I’ve loved this blog for a while! The daily inspirations pics are really…inspirational. Sweet. She also has posts on everything, from food, to music, to humor, to travel. And of course…beauty! If you’re looking for a chic, stylish blog, go and click over to Pearls and Paris.

Olive at eyehavealotoffeelings.wordpress.com . This girl has some of the most unique, beautiful eye looks ever! She is so beautiful, too. I mean seriously. Her posts are also very pleasant, witty, and inspiring. Her makeup looks give me sooo many ideas for how to do my own!

Christina at lusciousandlovely19.wordpress.com . She’s sweet, she’s pretty, she has great fashion reviews, it’s all perfection. I think she’d make a great magazine editor, personally. Her writing’s got a certain voice that just draws you in.

Laurell at paint-me-pretty.com. This blog is absolute perfection! All her posts are extremely well-done and are a perfect mix of beauty, fashion, and lifestyle.

S. at rockinaroundthefrock.wordpress.com . I’ve been reading this blog for quite some time. The author is sooo sassy and charming…just reading her views on fashion, celebs, and other things make me giggle! I love her DIYs too; she is extremely creative on repurposing fashion! If you’re looking for a fashionable-big-sister-you-never-had, head over to Rockin’ Around The Frock.

Deb at debelloyd.com. THIS GIRL HAS CLASS, let me tell you! She’s an artist, a beauty fanatic, and also has some great posts on lifestyle. Her most recent post, the “Face of the Day”, is so flawless and positively lovely..you have to see it!

Tori at notoriousbeautyblog.com . This girl’s blog is all about variety, so you’re never reading about the same ‘ol thing. I love it.

Colleen at brokeforbeauty.com. In her words, she posts “thoughtful reviews for the beauty-obsessed” which is totally accurate. She’s really thorough with them too, so if you’re thinking about buying a product, pop over to her blog first to do some research.

Whit at uglywhitty.com . Can anyone say glamorous? She says she’s juggling kids and her career, but she looks so flawless and fierce! In my opinion, she’s the Contour Queen….with a blog like a cupcake, sprinkled with many different things about life, love, and of course, beauty.

Popette at kissmeunderthepinkblossomtree.wordpress.com. She’s poetic, beautiful, wonderfully sweet, and has a blog full of sadness, dreams, life, and her journey of self. She’s the girl with the pink blossoms in her hair, standing in the park with her parasol. :}

Natalie and Kristen at thekingdomofbohemia.com . These girls have a wonderful taste for fashion and beauty. Their posts are so beautiful and colorful…I just adore their styles. When I look at their looks, I am inspired to create something just as beautiful.

Christine at krissy00417.wordpress.com. If you’re into your high-end beauty products, go and check out Christine’s blog. It’s full of reviews on luxurious, amazing products that are on my “When I save up” wish-list!

? at blogginginagrayarea.wordpress.com. I like nail polish. Do you? WELL, THIS BLOG TAKES NAIL POLISH TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL. All the colors are gorgeous and completely unique…making this blog stand out from all the other mediocre nail polish blogs.

Olivia at classygirlwithcurls.wordpress.com. Helpful, pretty, stylish, fun. These are all words to describe this girl! I like seeing what outfits she puts together and her back-to-school essentials. She’s so nice and bubbly!

NOW FOR 7 INTERESTING THINGS: 

  1. Because I’m Alutiiq, or Aleut, a type of native Alaskan, my great-grandmother gives everyone a native name when they’re born. Mine is Saangapaluq, which means swallow-bird, one of my favorite animals!
  2. I don’t have a religion. Seriously. For a while I though I was Buddhist-Hindu, but now I’m completely unsure what I am.
  3. Right now I am in loooove with Lana Del Rey and her music. It’s so sultry and I adore the lyrics: “My old man is a tough man, but, he’s got a soul as sweet as blood red jam, and he shows me, he knows me, every inch of my tar black soul.”
  4. I honestly wish I was brave enough to wear cool eyeshadow and eyeliner like some girls…you know, totally crazy, glam, sparkly and eye-catching. But, face it, darlings. I’m a lip-girl at heart. But I’m trying to break out of my comfort zone!!!
  5. My girl-crush is a tie between Emma Watson and Anne Hathaway. I love both of their classic, effortless styles, and all the roles they’ve played! If either one of them asked me to marry them, I’d totally say yes. HOW COULD YOU NOT???
  6. I make friends really easily, and am very trusting. If you break that trust, I make a wall though. Not just any wall, but a wall made out of bricks, titanium, and Nokia phones, so you’re gonna have to work to break it down.
  7. Blogging is one of my biggest joys. I’m so thankful for meeting everyone I’ve met, you don’t even know!

Thank you SO much, guys!

Now, if you excuse me, I’m going to go on a short jog. ;} Ta ta!

x

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My Back To School Look!

Ughhh school. It’s so close!!

I know it might be weird, but I’m really pumped to be a freshman. We’re on the bottom of the food-chain, but high school just looks so exciting!

It’s time to prove yourself, and a fresh new look is what you need.

Starting off, I picked a BEAUUUTIFUL dress from my fave online store, Modcloth.

It’s the “Soda Fountain” dress in the color ginger.

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It’s totally 50’s…my favorite fashion era.

I CAN’T EVEN EXPLAIN HOW MUCH I LOVE IT.

While other girls will go to school in their UGGs, skinny jeans, and PINK t-shirts, I’ll be the one who waltzes through the doors in a 1950’s goldenrod dress. I love everything about it, the buttons, the cinched waist, the cap sleeves. I can totally picture myself sipping an ice cream float in this. ;}

And for footwear, I chose some red TOMS to really add a nice contrast. The red looks reaalllyyy good with the dress. 

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They’re simple, classic, and comfortable. You can also pair them with a dress without making it look TOO casual, or rock them with jeans, shorts, whatever!

They are totally universal, and I love the detailed insides!

And of course, you can’t go to school without your bag! What else would you hold pens, pencils, books, homework, papers, supplies, food, and who-knows-what-else in?

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Delia’s has the cutest little backpacks. I like this one because (A: It holds a lot) and (B: It’s classic)! The leather look never goes out of style, even if it’s faux.

Forget clunky, huge backpacks! This one’s nice and petite, so it’s easy to stuff in your locker.

Now last, but not least, I picked out an adorable pair of earrings. You could call these the cherry on top of this look!

*Ba dum tiss!*

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Cute, huh? And yeah, I know, my joke was lame.

If you want to buy these earrings, you can get them here at Etsy , the utopia for all things cute and unique! These earrings add a vintage and quirky feel, which I like. Plus, when you put up your hair in science, they’ll be a total eye-catcher!

That’s all I have for today, my doves.

DUECES!

(Oh, and P.S: Are any of you excited to go back to school like I am? Let me know!)

x

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. ❤

x

FOTD

Well technically, this is a “face of yesterday.”<3  Haha

I wore this today, but it’s nearly midnight so I guess it’s “yesterday”. If that makes any sense.Image

This look is very no-fuss. I went to the zoo, so I didn’t exactly “pull out the big guns”. I just popped on some coverage, a dab of eyeshadow, and a topping of gloss. Simple, easy-peasy.

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I apologize…I can make extremely strange faces. Hopefully this squinty-eyed, puckered-lipped, peace-signed one above didn’t scar you for life.

My coverage wasn’t great..I used Maybelline’s Fit Me Concealer in #10 dotted under my eyes and on a few problem areas. It has a powder finish, so no powder was needed!

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As you can see, I have a light lilac eye and a shimmery, cherry-pink lip. When you see the lips up close, they really are super GLITTERY.

I was going out with the family, so I didn’t want to put on the cat-eye liner, falsies, and dramatic lipstick. It wasn’t like I was going to be walking the red carpet…more like modeling for a spring Vogue photo shoot, or a first date, or school. I wanted to look fresh but NOT overdone.

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So my eyes were kind of a mix of palettes. I was short on time, so I just kinda winged it.

I used an Estee Lauder Double-Wear ShadowCreme in “Gold Dust” all over my lids and up to my brow bone to provide a warm base. Then I piled on Urban Decay’s “Sin”, “Fishnet”, and “Stray Dog”.

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On my lips I just used a lip balm as a base, but you could use anything from Chapstick to MAC’s fancy shmancy lip conditioner. Then, I used MAC Lustreglass in “Wonderstruck”. It’s soooo glittery and wonderful!

And just for fun, I’m going to include what I put in my travel bag.

ISABELLA’S TRAVEL BAG 

Soooooo we were at the zoo for a pretty long time. Afterwards we ate, then stopped at Dutch Bros, then Walmart, and by the time we got home I was soooo tired.

When I’m at the zoo/fair/airport/mall/ect., I HATE lugging around a huge bag unless there’s somewhere to set it. I planned ahead this time though, and only had a small wristlet.

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It was just big enough to hold everything I needed. Which was:

Oil blotting tissues

Lip gloss for touch-ups

Hair ties

Small dental floss

Cell phone

To me, that’s all you need on the go. Sure, a little pressed powder wouldn’t hurt, but hey, I was at the ZOO. It would seem stupid to run off somewhere looking for a bathroom to touch-up your powder when your looking at elephants and other beautiful creatures!!

Lip gloss isn’t as much of a hassle to reapply in public.

If you guys have any questions or anything of that sort, leave it in the comments. I honestly really enjoy hearing your guys’s opinions and feedback. Did you like my look?

‘Night!

x

My “Wishful Thinking” Spring Outift

It seems like all the spring trends are always bright and blah: patterns, bright colors, statement shoes, bright eyewear, and the like. Let me tell you a secret, ladies…You don’t have to depend on the guidance of fashion mags for what to wear!

During the sunny, crisp days of spring, there’ so much inspiration in the weather and nature! Here’s my “wishful thinking” spring outfit WISHES, and WANTS:

First off, I found this hair bow on Etsy.com, my SAVIOR for all things cute and unique!

Image As you can see, it’s a very soft, delicate pattern, with very soft, delicate colors! The pearl accent adds to the vintage touch, and it looks girly without being TOO “little-girlish”.

I also LOVE LOVE LOVE the color mint for springtime!! Seriously. Mint is soo refreshing, sweet, and screams “Spring! Spring is here!”

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I just typed into Google “mint dress” and a bazillion options came up! This one is the “Filled With Merri-Ment Dress” from Modcloth. If I had this dress I would literally die. It’s so adorable!!

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Where I’m from, it’s mildly dewy in the spring. I like prancing around in cute little rain boots, splashing in puddles and what not. Doing happy-dances in the rain! Skipping through the damp grass!!! These. Are. So. Sweet. I adore the color…it’s like peaches and cream! These are Hunter Rain Boots from Bloomingdales, in the color “Flame”.

PLUS one jacket! Again, from Modcloth.

Image Meet “The Wheel Tough Gal Jacket”! Paired with the feminine, dainty pieces, it adds a nice contrast because it has a rebellious touch.

Anyway..I hope I didn’t bore you all to death! What are some of YOUR favorite things to wear for spring?

Luv ya!

x

Four Products I Regret Buying

I admit, I don’t feel that bad sharing makeup products I’m not happy with. So here’s some of the most recent buys I wish I could take back!

#1 Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eyeshadow Palette in Decadent

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I’m really sad I didn’t like these, because the colors are totally gorgeous in the palette. It reminds me of a sweet dessert, or a romantic, elegant atmosphere full of candles, roses, and soft, passionate kisses. It came with a light pink shade, a medium, yellow-brown shade, a pinky champagne shade, and a plummy shade, tucked into a sleek little case with a sponge applicator. The sad thing IS, these colors were gritty, dusty, and generally washed-out! NO WAY did they last 16 hours, let alone five, without creasing. It was really disappointing, especially because I had such high hopes!

#2 Pixi Succulent Lip Twin in Coral Camellia

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This was a bad product for me.

I love the idea of two products in one, but the color looked really tacky on my complexion and it felt really sticky on my skin and lips. The rounded part, as well, was a tricky sitch. The cap almost ALWAYS took chunks of product out of that little round doodad, which made me sort of P.Oed, because that was the part of the product I actually sort of LIKED. The gloss part, however, is a different story. It’s sticky, loud, and smells and tastes horrible, so overall it’s not my  favorite lip product.

#3: Revlon Fabulash Mascara

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I seriously want this mascara to go and die in a hole. It smells like a bunch of people all umm…well..peed in a bottle, added black pigments, shook it up, and sold it by the tube.

For starters, the brush doesn’t coat your lashes evenly and you end up having thick, lumpy, lashes that smell sour and musty. Plus, it dries all crackly-crispy, and flakes down your face all day long!! AND, when you first apply it, it’s all gooey, gloppy and clumpy, like bubblegum, and makes your lashes look totally funky!

I just want to throw this mascara off a cliff. It’s terrible.

#4 Avon Lip Slicks in Glossy Opal and Glossy Rose

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Truthfully, I purchased these when I was a great deal younger and had almost no knowledge of cosmetics. The pretty-colored Slick-Tints caught my eye, and I bought two with no second thoughts.

It smells like cheap, super-fruity lipstick, and burns my lips when I put it on. Glossy Rose is a hot pink shade that looks like cake-frosting, and Glossy Opal is a slightly-sheer, yellow color that looks nearly white. On me, they both make me look like a little girl that’s been playing with mama’s makeup, which I’m not too crazy about.

Anywayyy I’m sorry if this is too negative! If you have tried any of the products above, let me know how they worked out!

I love hearing from you guys.

x

Mini Update!

Hi lovelies!

I’m just writing this to say hello, and sorry I haven’t been posting as frequently as I should. Things have been so hectic in my life, I just wanted to let you know I haven’t disappeared of the face of the planet.

Anyway, I found the CUTEST clutch on Etsy. The minty color is so refreshing for spring, and it adds a graceful, feminine touch with the lace! Image

You can buy one here!

Also, just in time for spring trends, here’s some chic sandals from Jellypop. I love the flower accent; they just look so natural and girly! Image

I know some people don’t really care about updates like these, but I just wanted to let you know I can’t wait to talk to you again, and miss you all dearly. ❤ PLUS, I wanted to show some cute, springtime accessories. I’m going to try to incorporate a little more fashion into my posts!

Luv ya!

x

Dream Bouncy Blush UN-Hyped

Maybe she was born with it. Maybe it’s Maybelline.

The Dream Bouncy Blush was a sort of craze. Everyone had to buy one. So squishy! So soft! So captivating in its mysteriousness. What was it like? How did it feel?

Well. I finally bought one. (A little late on the band-wagon, I know!) And so I thought I might do a review on it…in the color “Pink Plum”.

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I love how it looks in it’s little pan, it reminds me of a plump, sweet fruit! The color is pretty basic, borderline fresh pink. It’s a cute color, but it’s not something I don’t already have.

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Packaging is pretty adorable as well, but again, EH.

The interesting thing about the Dream Bouncy is the product. It’s creamy, squishy, and acts like a stain to the cheeks. It provides a nice, healthy tint, but it rubbed right off my skin!!!

PLUS, the swatch is pretty weak. It takes a ton of product for good color! :{

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In my  opinion, you’re not missing much not buying these. On dryer skin, these COULD work…but I’m not so sure. It seems like these babies are pretty hit-and-miss. And yet, this is just another over-hype. :{

Have you tried any of the Dream Bouncy Blushes?

What did you think?

Did you like them?

KLuvYa! PEACE!

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My VDay FOTD and OOTD

Ohhhh happy Valentine’s Day, everybody!

Today was a rush of school, Valentines, and middle-schoolers professing their undying love for each other. We had a school “spirit day” today, and I dressed up in a ridiculously fluffy, pink tutu, and pink shirt, and a pink headband in my hair. Image

Sorry for the little peek of bra. And the noticeable Hello Kitty undershorts. It’s a fun look, though, you have to admit!

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My makeup was a simple cat eye, and sweet, pink cheeks and lips. I used Maybelline Baby Lips in “Pink Punch” (I was having a little experiment), and on my cheeks is Milani Baked Blush in “Dolce Pink”. I was using my Maybelline Eye Studio Liner in “Blackest Black”, and my Wet ‘N’ Wild “Reserve Your Cabana” dusted a little bit everywhere for an extra finish.

What do YOU guys think? How was your day? What did you wear?

Love ya lots!

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