lock-it like it's hot


When you haven't been very consistent with updating your blog, what's the most logical thing to do? Start a youtube channel, of course!

All jokes aside, I'm really excited to be venturing into the world of video blogging! After blogging for over four years, I've had some periods where my blog has lagged. And in the middle of the current lag, I felt like I needed to do something new and fresh. Enter Youtube.

While I think my main focus for my channel will be beauty and style, I'm not opposed to dropping little lifestyle videos here and there-- food, travel, that kinda stuff. Of course that doesn't mean that I'm abandoning my blog! If anything, I think this was the bit of a jumpstart that I needed to get back into the swing of things blog-wise.

Soooo for my first video I'm reviewing some new Kat Von D lock-it products that I received from Influenster.

In case ya didn't know, Influenster is a company that sends out free products to people in exchange for reviews. And the products come in what they call a Voxbox (it's just a regular box, but with a special name.)

You don't need to be a blogger or vlogger to sign up, all you need is an active social media account be it Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. After you sign up you'll be asked to fill out a whole, big, crap-load of surveys and questionnaires so that Influenster can figure out which products you would be a good match for. While the Voxbox I'm reviewing today obviously contains beauty products, I've seen so many different types of Voxboxes that other people have recieved-- food, cleaning supplies, clothing, and so much more.

If you're interested in signing up, I say go for it! What do you got to lose?!

And now onto the video!

If you're interested in the full ingredient list, you can click on the next two photos to enlarge them.

Products mentioned:
Kat Von D Lock-it Concealer Crème  - $26 for 0.22 oz
Kat Von D Lock-it Edge Concealer Brush - $24
Kat Von D Lock-it Setting Powder Brush - $38
Kat Von D Lock-it Setting Powder - $30 for 0.67 oz

What I'm wearing:

Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Paprika 
Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Oatmeal Tan
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal
Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara
Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Blacquer

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
Chanel Correcteur Perfection Concealer in 40 Beige Santal
MAC 'Mineralize' Skinfinish Natural in Medium Tan 
Milani Romantic Rose Powder Blush
MAC 'Prep + Prime' Fix+ Finishing Mist 

MAC Vamplify Lip Gloss in Pamela

interwebs and trends and Coach 2016


Sometimes I forget how much blogging and reading blogs has influenced my personal style and overall perspective when it comes to fashion and trends and all that jazz.

The other day I was flipping through the monstrously ginormous September issue of Vogue with my cousin. Even though we're at different points of our lives, we still like a lot of the same things style wise so I was surprised that our opinions differed so much when it came to many of the fall campaign ads. Some things she saw as unwearable I saw as pretty normal-- I guess I've been desensitized by following 1001 street style instagrammers, pinners, and bloggers.

For example when I first saw this Coach campaign I was so excited by the bomber jackets and everything with patches on it, whereas my cousin was unimpressed by the models looking like a gang of glammed up high school kids sporting their varsity jackets. And I can't say that I wouldn't hold a similar opinion if it weren't for blogging.

A lot of trends which can be overexposed or overdone on the internet just aren't in the real world. Even if they do sell overalls and varsity jackets and printed boots at popular stores like Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters, I don't see many people wearing such things in real life. At least not where I live in suburban New Jersey. Is it like that where you live?

Aaand what was supposed to a post about how I'm feeling inspired by the newest Coach campaign, turned in a post about trends in real life vs the interwebs.

Anyways, I hope you feel as inspired as I did by this campaign (which was shot by the famous Steven Meisel.)

source: CR fashion book

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that 70s vibe


Man oh man oh man, it feels good to be posting a new outfit post after about 1000 years.

I didn't realize how boho this look was until after I opened up the photos on my laptop. The printed maxi, the messy hair, the large shades, and the idgaf stare just scream 70s to me. I feel like the living version of the hippie snapchat filter and I'm totally okay with that. #accidentalhippie

dress: minkpink 
shoes: forever 21 (basically a knock-off of these schutz sandals
choker: diy, bag: bought in Florence
 sunglasses: illesteva; similar from le specsurban outfitters 
lipstick: majella

minkpink slit dress, 70s inspired look nars majella look, red lipstick look
minkpink maxi dress, minkpink slit dress, 70s minkpink look liberty state park, downtown manhattan at night, nyc lights, liberty state park nyc view

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