August Ipsy!

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my Ipsy bag from August…The theme is ‘Prep School’ and the bag is so cute and perfect for the upcoming school season! If you don’t know about Ipsy, it’s $10/month for 5 sample size products (with the occasional full size product!) Check it out here!

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LA Fresh Group ‘Good night, night cream’ – I’ve tried this only twice so far, but so far, its not bad! Its very hydrating and leaves me skin feeling nice and plump! It doesn’t have a strong scent, which is nice too!

OFRA Cosmetics Lip Liner in ‘Wne’ – I LOVE this color! So perfect for fall, and I really like how well these liners apply and last!

BellaPierre Cosmetics Mineral Lipstick in ‘P.I.N.K.’ – I haven’t tried any lipsticks from this brand, and so far I’ve only swatched this one. But the color is a super pretty pink, very wearable! And it smells like vanilla!

Glamour Dolls Eyeshadow in ‘Sorcery’ – This is a really pretty bronze, shimmery color! It is perfect for fall!

Marc Anthony Nourishing Argan Oil – Ok, I love this stuff! I’ve used it in my hair a couple of times, and it just feels so smooth and soft. Not to mention, the smell is amazing! I’m really excited about this one!


Have you tried Ipsy? If so, what was your favorite thing from this month’s bag??

❤ Rylie

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3 outfits to transition from summer to fall

Hi everyone! Today I have three outfits to show you how you can transition from summer to fall. These outfits consist of pieces you could wear in the summer, but when the weather cools down, these are some quick fixes!

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One of the easiest ways to transition into fall is to wear simple jeans and tee shirt, but add a cute scarf to give it that fall feel. I also like wearing tennis shoes like my white converse when it’s too cool for sandals.


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One of my all time favorite fall pieces is a sweater/cardigan. I love a cardigan like this one to throw on over a basic tee or tank top. This can work for cool summer nights, or cozy fall days.


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Maxi dresses are so popular for the summer, but who says you can’t wear one in the early fall days? Just add a jacket and you are good to go 🙂


Thanks for stopping by! What is your fall must-have piece??

❤ Rylie

Work Appropriate Makeup

Hi everyone! Hope you are all having a good day! Today, I want to share with you the makeup I wear to work on a daily basis. Now, depending on what type of job you have, your makeup may look very different than what I’m about to show. I am a nurse and I work 12+ hour days, so I want something that looks minimal and professional, and is going to withstand long hours and lots of running around (and potential sweating).

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Bareminerals Prime Time Foundation Primer (original)

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (Sand)

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder

Urban Decay Afterglow Long Wear Blush (Rapture)

Benefit Gimme Brow (Medium/deep)

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (Blackest Black)


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a great rest of the week! Let me know what your work-day must haves are!

❤ Rylie

August Boxycharm

Hi everyone! Today I bring you the unboxing of my August Boxycharm! The theme is ‘Gorgeous Globetrotter’. If you haven’t heard of Boxycharm, it’s $21/month for 4-5 full size beauty related products. Check it out here. Now, let’s see what I got in this month’s box!
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Nios Shield Leave-in Conditioner – Full size – $26.00 – This is kind of interesting – I have never used a hair product that had SPF in it. I’m hoping this will do good things for my hair!

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MicaBeauty Gel Eyeliner – Full size – $35.00 – I haven’t used a gel eyeliner like this in a while, but I am glad I got it. It is very pigmented and black, which is great!

Seta Eyeliner Brush – Full size – $16.00 – I like that Boxycharm added a brush to go with the eyeliner…very smart!

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So Susan Statement Skin – Full size – $20.00 – This is a highlighting crayon…it’s a very pretty light golden color! Excited to try this crayon out!

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Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette – Full size – $39.95 –  I’m actually quite excited about this eye palette. I have received both 1 and 2 from previous Boxycharms, and now I have all of them. I’m really drawn to the pink/plum shades and am excited to try them this fall 🙂


Overall, I’m really quite happy with the products I received this month! I’m mostly excited about the eye palette, but I can t wait to try everything out!

Let me know how you like this month’s box!

❤ Rylie

Fall Outerwear

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Hi everyone! Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week 🙂 Last week I posted about my favorite footwear for fall, so today I thought I’d share my favorite outerwear choices!

I’m all about light-weight but cozy when it comes to fall outerwear. My most favorite thing to throw on is a vest. It makes it so easy to layer, and just add a hat or scarf, and you’re all set!

That brings me to the topic of scarves….I have an obsession. I’m especially loving the plaid or blanket scarves right now. They are so easy to add to any outfit and it gives it that perfect fall look!

Right now I’m also obsessed with the army green color! It just screams fall and in my mind, it is a perfect neutral color!

As you can see, all of these picks are pretty neutral, which is what I gravitate towards in the fall!

Thanks for stopping by!

❤ Rylie

Anorak jacket
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Aéropostale olive coat
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GUESS tube scarf
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Plaid blanket scarf
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Essie ‘Gel Setter’

Hi everyone! Hope you are all having a great week! Essie has released a new product that it supposed to give you a gel-like manicure without all the hassle! I tried this out and wanted to share my thoughts!

I purchased my bottle from Meijer, but so far I have not seen this in any other stores yet. It can also be purchased from Essie.com. This nail polish costs $9-10 depending on where you get it from.

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Claims: “it’s a true innovation. just apply my gel.setter over any of my gorgeous nail colors to see plumper, shinier, gel-like color. no gel curing time. no lamp needed. easy removal” – Essie

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Essie claims that you can use any of their nail colors along with this – I used ‘Mod Square’

I took a picture each day to show you how my nails looked:
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This is right after application – looks very shiny and has a quick dry time which is a plus!


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Second day, still looking nice and shiny, and no chips!


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After the third day, there were still no chips on either hand!


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The fourth day is when it all went downhill….I had multiple chips 😦 You can see this hand had two (almost three) chipped nails, and the other hand had two as well. I did do some house cleaning this day, so this is likely what caused them to chip.

I didn’t take any more pics, because once my nails chip, I remove the polish.

My thoughts: So this ended up lasting me a good 3 1/2 days before it chipped. In my opinion, that’s nothing spectacular. But I do really like how my nails looked for the first three days. I will continue to use this polish since I’ve already bought it, but I don’t think I would ever repurchase 😦

Let me know if you have tried this and how it worked for you!

❤ Rylie

Bath and Body Works: Fall Haul

Ok, who loves fall candles as much as I do? (Raise your hands!). I recently bought a few new fall candles and fall soaps from Bath and Body Works, because quite frankly, I couldn’t help myself!! Here’s what I got:

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Candles:

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Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow – Soo yummy! I love the combination of pumpkin mixed with the sweetness of the vanilla and marshmallow!

Autumn – This just encompasses everything that fall is. A little bit of apple, mixed with leaves….so good!

Soaps:

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Black Cherry Merlot – I think this may be my favorite of the bunch, The black cherry scent is so delicious! This will be great in the kitchen!

Red Raspberry Vine – This is a nice, sweet raspberry scent…pretty simple!

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Sunlight and Apple Trees – Apples are one of my favorite scents in the fall. Perfect for the kitchen, I love a good apple scent!

Crisp Morning Air –  This scent is a very fresh, clean scent. I love it for the bathroom!

I can;t wait until it gets a little cooler out to use my new fall goodies!

P.S. – Candles are on sale 2 for $24 right now!! What is your favorite scent for fall?

❤ Rylie

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