Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Lipstick From Space: Covergirls Star Wars Collection

Well, long time no write. This school year is starting to feel a lot like my third year in high school; me drowning in work. More likely, three concerts in one week was not a good idea (more on that later.) 
A much brighter spot is my lipsticks from the CoverGirl Star Wars collection finally came in, and I found some time to take some pictures of them. I was super excited about this collaboration when I first heard about it. Though I would have loved to see a wider range, it's not everyday that you get a sci-fi makeup crossover and the metallic lipsticks seemed like a fabulous idea anyway. Plus, it's hard not to lust after everything when you see Pat McGrath's advertisements for the collection. She truly went all out in an otherworldly, shiny, sharp direction and I was totally into it. 

Though I originally was set to pick up the gold color (#40) it looked too much like a Rimmel lipstick I already had, so I took a leap and got the red instead (#30). The risk paid off because this color is pretty awesome. In person the metallic finish is evident and the raspberry tone is filled with gold glitter. Maybe not my everyday look, but for something special or just a unique day this lipstick would be super cool.

The purple lipstick (#50) was the first one to catch my eye when I looked through the products, but I can't help but be a little disappointed. It was super hard to put on because it kept smearing and was patchy. I wore it for the rest of the day and the whole time I was worried it had moved around my face. With a lipliner I think the look can be salvageable, like NYX's Currant or Urban Decay's Venom. Another con is despite its smearing it stains your lips like there's no tomorrow. The color has a very clear redish-pink undertone and that's the color your lips will be for most of the next day (I wasn't able to remove it with a makeup wipe.) I really do love the color despite it not really having a metallic finish, so I may pick up one of the liners to help out, but it may be wise to steer clear of this one.

May the force be with you,
xx Jasmine 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

School Update

Hello! Things have been a little crazy just trying to get set in a schedule again, and then taking on an internship (happy dance.) Coming back to campus has made me feel so much older. I've come a long way from being a freshman, and it's getting close to making some big decisions (ugh.) It's exciting, and a bit daunting, but nothing needs to be set in stone now, so I'm ready for some fun things this year. 
Because of all the craziness I probably will only be posting once a week again with some random posts here or there. I've got two concerts coming up I can't wait to put looks together for, plus the cooler weather and all the sweaters! I am definitely ready for the cooler temperatures. 

Bring on the snow!
xx Jasmine 

Dressed in: Asos top, Forever21 overalls

P.S. Loving: 
3. Taking on adult coloring - a trend I can get behind.  

Monday, September 7, 2015

My Top Ten Favorite Nail Polishes

I've been obsessed with nail polish from about my sophomore year of high school. It may be due to the fact that I had just quit cheerleading where I had to keep polish free nails at all time. Well, the little bit of rebellion has grown into a true love, and I figured if there's anything I could whole heartedly recommend it's my favorite nail polishes. I picked out ones that I have had for many years, but have remained staples, so these are all pretty big, all-time favorites. 
Here's what made it in to my top ten: 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

My Ode to Levi Strauss

 I couldn't finish off the summer without doing an entire post dedicated to these denim cutoffs. Levi has always been my go to brand for any denim so far. (I'm a tad bit nervous about the launch of their new women's line. There old ones have stuck with me for so long, and more stretch could mean the new ones lose their shape easily.) So when it comes to denim shorts the best thing to do is to go for vintage cutoff Levi's. I cut them a little more because the length was a little weird for my height, but the fit is the best I've ever found any shorts I've tried and they are so comfy. I'm going to really miss these shorts once it gets colder, but I'm sure they'll stay around for awhile. 

xx Jasmine

P.S.: This ode is one of many. I've done three separate school projects on Levi Strauss and the brand, which sounds crazy, but I'm totally okay with that.

Dressed in: Levi shirt (similar), Levi shorts (from Urban Outfitters), Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in India Intrigue 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bringing Summer Staples in to Fall

Normally, I'm not really in to the transition from summer into fall. I do enjoy the time, but style wise I don't go through the light layers phase because I get cold so easily. One day it's shorts and then I'm diving straight into sweaters. I'm not quite sure if this year will be any different (probably not), but I've been thinking about transition dressing, because I've been in love with my summer wardrobe this year. I'm having a tough time letting go, so instead I'll try to bring them into fall. Here's how: 

L'oreal Souffle blush in Plum and Benefit High Beam (mines a sample size) 

I am super in love with this combo. The cream blush and  highlighter give such a wonderful pink glow that's going to be so hard to give up when it gets colder.

Once it gets a little too cold for globs of highlighter I'll pair the blush with dark brown eyes to bring in a bigger contrast and a darker look. 

 Flat Sandals (similar

I bought these sandals at Target as something to wear everywhere and absolutely destroy and they've been very convenient. So convenient that I don't want to part with them. Seriously they go with all of my shorts. 

This one is kind of a no brainer and has been around for a while, but boyfriend jeans and your favorite Berkinstocks or sandals always work. Great for a causal September weekend. If you're not into that look you could go full New England and wear shorts with a sweatshirt instead.

H&M Floral Summer Tank (similar)

You may have seen this top in my summer uniform post,  but it can also be a great staple for fall. I think it'll would best if the top has a touch of black a grey, so it doesn't scream summer as much.

For the fall you can amp up that darkness with black jeans (mine are high waisted) and a dark red (Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in 11) or purple lip. From flower child to sweet vampire.

Phone Cases - Kraken and Vintage Map 

Fall also means a new phone case ... at least for me, because my poor kraken has gotten rather beat up mostly due to me fooling around with it rather than dropping it. I wanted to give a shout out to the etsy shop Arete. I absolutely love her phone cases! There are just so many unique cases that I haven't found anywhere else. 

Get ready to move forward,
xx Jasmine 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Into the Woods

I'm still trying to organize and catch up from my mini hiatus while also trying to get everything ready for my move back to school. So, no outfit post this time around, but I went to a  state park to hang out with my mom and friends a few times this week and took a couple pictures. Sometimes a little nature is nice to break up normal life. 

Enjoy the trees,
xx Jasmine 

Let it be known that my palladium boots are amazing

Ok lets be serious I want another pair of these boots.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Yesterday (but actually last Thursday)

Things have been quite stressful recently, but I was able to have a night out with a bunch of my friends last week. It was a really good time and a nice pick me up. As I was getting ready this kind of Beatles fan girl look started emerging so I just went with it. The best part has to be that this dress is super comfortable. Party dresses in soft jersey-like fabric are life savers.

I only have two weeks left of summer and then I'll back at school. A bit weird to think about (it all seems so fast) but I'm excited and ready to spend more time in NYC and see my friends again. 

Here's some quick shots from the night. My camera is acting up a bit (I should be switching to a new one soon - any recommendations?) so I hope iPhone photos aren't too bad. 

Have some fun this week,
xx Jasmine 

Dressed in: H&M dress, L'oreal Colour Riche lipstick in British Red, very very old shoes (similar)

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