Blazer and Polka Dots

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Hello all! Here is an outfit I’d wear for a day in the city, when I want to dress casual but appear well-put together at the same time. Enjoy!

Blazer- Gap (similar) | Blouse- Express (similar) | Jeans- Gap| Purse- Forever 21 | Watch- Fossil (similar) | Earrings- Forever 21 (similar) | Necklace (vintage)

Anjuli

 

Winter Vest

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This vest was so hard to get a hold of at Target last year! It is a great (and cheaper) alternative for the popular J Crew herringbone vest you see everywhere on Instagram. This is an outfit I would wear for any occasion where I want to be comfortable and warm. Enjoy!

Vest-Target (similar) | Sweater- Target (similar) | Jeans- Gap | Boots- Zappos (similar) | Purse- Forever 21 | Necklace- Gift (similar)

Anjuli

New MAC Cosmetics Purchases

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Hello everyone! Here are a few purchases I recently made at MAC. I’m really starting to love exploring MAC’s line of makeup products, so far I’m impressed!

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder-Pressed – I can’t tell you how long I’ve been on the search for a finishing powder that doesn’t make me appear lighter in complexion when I take pictures, but this powder does exactly what I want it to! As you can see from the photo, I have already used it a bunch. It finishes my makeup, leaves my skin with a matte finish, and I look normal in photos with a flash (woohoo!). What I also like about this powder is that you can apply as much as you want without overdoing the coverage.

Prep + Prime Lip – I can get some pretty dry lips sometimes (okay all the time) especially during the winter, and this lip primer is very creamy and hydrating! I love putting this on before I apply my lipstick because it helps the formula last. If you want, you could even apply this lip primer as a lip balm if your lips need some hydration.

Lipstick- Captive – I absolutely love this lipstick for everyday use! It has a Satin finish, so it appears both matte and creamy. I do find myself reapplying the lipstick after a few hours, but I personally don’t mind especially if I’m just wearing it to go shopping or run errands.

Lipstick- Lickable – If you’re like me and you’ve never tried any pink lipsticks before, this is definitely a great option. It has a Creamsheen finish, so the color pay off is sheer and not too overpowering. Overall I’m really loving the different types of MAC lipsticks, I think they definitely live up to the hype!

Thanks for reading!

Anjuli

Night in the City

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Hello all! Besides beauty posts, from time to time I will also be posting outfits for inspiration! When I came across this dress in Forever 21, I seriously could not believe my eyes. This dress has such great quality material, so I had to get my hands on it! I think this outfit is great to either wear during the day or for a night out in the city.

Some of the pieces in my wardrobe are either not sold in stores anymore or I cannot remember where I purchased the items from, so I’ll do my best to provide you with alternatives! Outfit info is posted below.🙂

Cardigan– Old Navy | Dress– Forever 21 | Booties- Payless (similar) | Purse- Nordstrom Rack (similar) | Necklace- H&M (similar)

Anjuli

What I Got For Christmas: Beauty 2014

What I Got For Christmas 2014
Hello all and happy new year! I hope you had a great holiday, here are a few things that I got for Christmas, as well as items that I purchased myself with a gift card!
 Benefit Instant Brow Pencil: Medium-Dark– This brow pencil is AMAZING. The shade matches my eyebrows perfectly, and I love the spoolie at the end of the pencil, it blends really well! This pencil is great if you are just starting out with filling in your brows, and gives you a very natural look.
Bobbi Brown Powder Blush: Pretty Pink– This shade of blush is very nice for every day use, and blends well on the skin. You could build the color for night time as well. I tend to like rosy blush colors instead of peachy colors, so if you’re like me then you will love this!
Smashbox Full Exposure Palette– I have been wanting this palette LITERALLY for the past year, and I was so excited and hyped up about trying this out, but I’m actually a little disappointed with it! I love the matte shadows, but the shimmery shadows are not creamy at all, and they look like loose glitter on my skin. Having the Naked 2 Palette from Urban Decay, the shimmery shadows of the Smashbox palette just do not compare. I will definitely still use the Smashbox palette for the matte shades, but I will most likely reach for my Naked 2 Palette for the shimmer shades. I was also disappointed because I thought I was going to get the free mascara, but I received a free eyeshadow primer instead, which I did not need.
Urban Decay Lipstick: F-Bomb– I have been on a major hunt for a TRUE red lipstick for quite sometime now, and this is a perfect option. If you’re looking for a red lipstick that doesn’t have orange, pink, or blue undertones, this is absolutely perfect. It has a semi-creamy/matte finish, and it is very hydrating!
L’oreal True Match Concealer: Fair/Light Neutral– I originally heard about this concealer from a beauty guru named Suzie (Hello October) and she raved about this so I had to try it! I definitely like the creamy formula, and I LOVE the fact that it does not get patchy or caked if I apply it to blemishes or spots on my face. My combination skin can be super difficult to work with when it comes to concealers, but so far this is working for me!
I’ll be doing a post for my recent MAC purchases, so look out for that soon! Let me know what you got for Christmas🙂
Anjuli

Gift Guide for the Beauty Lover: Under $25

Beauty Gift Guide: Under $25
Hi everyone! I’ve complied a list of products ranging from $25 and under that I would personally love to receive as a gift, and that I think would be great affordable gifts if you’re shopping on a budget for the holidays. Let me know any other beauty steals under $25!
Anjuli

Blush Review: MAC Pro Longwear Blush

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Yippee my first MAC Cosmetics purchase! Very late I know right? Well I’ve been in need of an all-day blush and I found this gem while I was on the east coast last week. The MAC Pro Longwear Blush in the shade Stubborn actually stays on and doesn’t fade! It was almost 35 degrees everyday where I went to visit (very cold for being California-grown), and my blush lasted from morning until night.

If you are looking for a deep rose-colored blush to give you that natural “flushed” look, this is a great option. Also you want to add more when you go out at night, the color won’t become patchy or blotchy.

Have you tried MAC blushes? I’d love to hear your opinions!

Anjuli