OOTD- Outfit Of The Day

Hi there 🙂
I’m going to try to start posting more OOTD’s because I know I love to see what other people are wearing.
My style is usually simple & casual. I’m trying to step out of my comfort zone though, so we will see how that goes!

Here’s what I’m wearing:

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Jeans: Abercrombie & Fitch
Shirt: I got in Switzerland from Tally Weijl
Sandals: Tommy Hilfiger
Bracelet: Not sure, it was my grandmothers!

Here’s a close up on my bracelet!IMG_2703

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls!

I love Pinterest, especially for all the yummy recipes I find. The other day one of the recipes caught my eye & looked really simple to make. Chocolate chip cookie dough balls! And these are made without eggs, so you can eat as much as your heart desires!

Here’s the link on how to make it!: http://joythebaker.com/2010/06/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-balls/

I chose to make mine with the greek yogurt, absolutely delicious!

So here I made the cookie dough balls & stuck them on the waxed paper with the forks in them.

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Then after 3-4 hours I started melting the chocolate!

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After dipping them in the chocolate I put them back in the freezer for 1-2 hours and this is how they came out!

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These things are so delicious, easy to make, and easy to eat 😉
Mine didn’t like quite as good as the ones on the website, but hey they still tasted phenomenal!

Would You Rather: Beauty Edition

Me and my friends love doing tags like these. So I thought I’d do this one, because I love beauty!

1. Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lip glosses or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows? Personally for me, I’d definetly rather lose all of my palettes and eyeshadows. Just because I don’t own many palettes. I mean I have a few, including my favorite, the Urban Decay NAKED palette! Ah, I love that palette. But to not be able to use mascara or eyeliner.. I’d feel sorry for every person that’d have to see me that day!

2. Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again? This is actually such a hard question. My hair grows faster than the normal persons does.. So my hair would probably be to my ankles in atleast 3 years.. And if I chopped off all my hair I could totally rock some cool wigs until it grew back. So I go with chopping off all my hair!

3. Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek? Easy, pink cheek for sure. Coral just doesn’t go that good with my skin tone. Plus a coral cheek is basically only for summer. So there is no way I’d wear coral in any season that isn’t summer. Also you can find lots of different shades of pink that will work for your skin. It’s more versatile.

4. If you had $1,000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup? CLOTHES, duh. Don’t get me wrong, I love makeup. But would you rather go out wearing nice clothes and no makeup, or no clothes and nice makeup? Yeah that’s what I thought. Clothes for sure! Bring on the shopping spree! 🙂

5. Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner or eyeliner as lipstick? I’d rather apply lipstick as eyeliner for sure. Colored eyeliner has been in for a few years now. I have a really pretty pink lipstick that I’ve actually used for eyeliner before! It’s really easy, just take an angled eye brush, put some lipstick on it, and then apply a nice line to your upper eyelid. Lipstick as eyeliner could totally become a new thing. And when it does… you heard it here first!

6. Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora? Even though I probably have more MAC products than I do from Sephora, I would chose Sephora. MAC only sells makeup products, while Sephora has a huge range of things. Sephora sells makeup, nail polish, perfume, hair care, face wash, body care, and much more. Plus, Sephora is more wallet friendly.

7. Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life? This is actually a really tough question. But I’d probably say lipcolor for the rest of my life. Only because you look at peoples eyes when you talk to each other. And you can always play up your eyes, and have them work for any occasion. If you pick the right lip color that goes with anything, like a nude pink, I think you’d be fine. Even though I love wearing red lipstick.. that wouldn’t be a great color to have to wear for the rest of your life. I definetly would go crazy if I had to wear the same eyeshadow color for the rest of my life.

8. Would you rather wear winter clothes in the summer or summer clothes in the winter? I would rather wear summer clothes in the winter. Having to wear jeans, boots, scarves, and a big jacket in the summer time would be hell. Being hot is the worst thing. And if I had to wear summer clothes in the winter, I’d just move to Florida 😉

9. Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round? I’d probably want dark nails. Because bright nails don’t really match with a lot of things. Black nail polish however, could match with anything.

10. Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product?
I’d rather give up my favorite lip product. I only wear lipstick when I go out really, and eye makeup I use everyday.

11. Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun?
Ponytail for sure. Check out my NYFW post to read more about how ponytails are back on trend! Ponytails are very versatile. You can do a lot with it, unlike a messy bun.

12. Would you rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lip gloss?
I’d definitely choose never using lip gloss again. Because like I said, I rarely wear lip stuff, let alone lip gloss. Also you’re nails are a reflection of your hygiene..at least in my opinion.

13. Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or Sharpie them in everyday?
I couldn’t imagine having no eyebrows… So as much as I hate to say this, I’d sharpie them in everyday. Because you never know, you could be really good at drawing it in and nobody would even know they were fake!

14. Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?
I’m actually laughing. As if I’d chose nail polish! Could you imagine… But no seriously. I would much rather live without nail polish. Even tho I love nail polish, I love makeup more. I couldn’t bare going out into public without wearing makeup.. But without wearing nail polish is no big deal.

Let me know what you guys would choose down in the comments! 🙂

 

RSS

If many of you didn’t know, like myself, RSS is a fancy term for following somebody. Hypothetically… not actually following somebody. On YouTube you can subscribe to userse channels and get their videos streamed to your homepage, that’s an example of RSS. Facebook also has something similar to this, where you can add the person as a friend. When you add that person as a friend their posts stream to your news feed, that’s RSS. This site also has that feature, where you can follow users blogs and it’ll show up under “reader”. RSS stands for Rich Site Summary. In other words it’s using an XML format used for publishing and editing on various websites or blogs. Setting up an RSS onto your website or blog might take some time but it is pretty easy once you get the feel of it. There are many YouTube videos and websites with tutorials on how to set up an RSS onto your blog/website. Lucky for us RSS is already set up on most websites. WordPress is one of many that has RSS already set up for us. When you visit somebodys blog you’ll notice in the top left corner a button that says ‘follow’, that’s the RSS. Simply by clicking the follow button that users posts and future posts will show up in your ‘reader’ section. Why don’t you try it out for yourself and follow me! 🙂

Miss America 2014

Miss America is a pageant competition that awards scholarships to girls from the 50 states. This pageant is held once yearly, and the winner has the title of “Miss America” for one year. Ever since I was little I would stay up late watching this with my mom. I remember how excited I would get every year waiting for it to come on.

This 2014 Miss America pageant was quite interesting, in my eyes. There was some controversy this year. It was the first year where one of the pageant contestants had a tattoo! Now I don’t think it’s a big deal to have a tattoo, and I don’t think other people do either. But as someone representing America and being a role model to younger girls, this caused an uprise in social media. Miss Kansas, with the huge side tattoo, and who was a National Guard soldier made it to the top ten. Although she didn’t win I think it was still a big accomplishment for the first Miss America contestant with a tattoo to make it to the top ten.

For the second year in a row New York won the Miss America pageant. Nina Davuluri was the Miss America 2014 pageant winner from New York. Nina is the first of Indian descent to be crowned Miss America. As soon as I saw her in her yellow evening gown I hoped she would win! After Nina was crowned, the social media sites were going crazy. Twitter wasn’t filled with the usual congratulation tweets, quite the opposite. The 2014 pagent winner was receiving racist tweets. “If you’re #Miss America you should have to be American,” said one tweet. Nina Davuluri is American, but she just comes from Indian descent.

I’m actually quite surprised that we are still having all these racism problems. With our president being the first African-American president I can’t believe these issues are still going on. But never the less I am very happy for Miss America 2014 and I can not wait until Miss World 2014!

 

NYFW

NYFW, also known as New York Fashion Week, my favorite week of the year. A whole week devoted to fashion, how could I not love it. Although I can’t be there in person, hopefully one day, I am viewing it from livestream on my cellphone. Mercedes-Benz fashion week features many of the worlds best designers. From what I’ve seen there has been a lot of recurring trends. Flowy pants, maxi skirts, long flowy dresses, squared out shirts, and crazy designs are only just the beginning. I’ve noticed that a lot of the designs are all in the same color palette. Their designs are mostly based off black and white. But interesting twists of crazy patterns and light or metallic pops of color seem to make their way into the design. As for hair, ponytails seem to be making their way back. Sockbuns were very popular this past year. But it seems the famous ponytail is making their debut once again. Not just regular ponytails, ponytails with a twist. I’ve seen a lot of low ponytails, resting along the backs on the neck. These ponytail also seemed to be teased a lot of the time, or incorporating a braid into it. Shoes, oh we can’t forget those. I’ve noticed a lot of strappy heels. Not the strappy heels that twist up your leg, but with the one strap crossing over your ankle. These heels have made their way from the runways, to street style, to office wear. Not only are they strappy but they are also two-toned. Mostly neutral with a pop of metallic, or black. The makeup in this show didn’t really catch much of my attention. I did however notice that they are focusing on eyes. Most of the time we see the attention brought to the lips, with a pop of color on the lips and light eye makeup. This year they did a suddle smokey eye with bold brows and nothing on the lips. Although it didn’t look like they did anything on the lips. If they did it was a very light color, or nude. Stay tuned for more of my updates & opinions on NYFW 2013!