Lace-Up Flats

Hi everyone! Welcome back 🙂 So lace-up flats are a huge trend right now, and I finally found a pair that I love! I’ve been having fun finding new outfits to wear them with, and I’ve found that they really are quite versatile! So I’ve put together a few looks that show how simple it is to wear these adorable flats! They can easily be dressed up or down, and my particular pair are super comfy, even after a day of walking around! See the pair I got HERE (very affordable!).

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1). A more casual/boho look. These flats give a simple jeans/tee outfit just the right amount of style!

2). A dress option. I think a solid/simple dress is all you need because of the detail in the flats. Paired with a cute handbag and some fun jewelry, this is super cute for spring!

3). A more feminine/dressed up option. I think the white and baby pink are so adorable and girly, especially with the lace-up detail in the shoes.

I love all of these styles, and am loving my new flats!

❤ Rylie

 

April Boxycharm

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great week! Today I am sharing my latest Boxycharm. The theme for April is “Cloudy with a chance of charms”. Kind of perfect for April, which has proven to be a rainy month where I live. So once again, I have five new goodies to try out for spring, and these look pretty promising!

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blinc Cosmetics Black Lash Primer – $26: I am really excited to have this. I have recently enjoyed lash primers, but I have never liked the white ones (they always end up showing through). So I am glad this one is a black formula!

Top:

Anderson Lilley Manhattan Beach Hand Cream – $24: This hand cream is super moisturizing and it smells so great. Its hard to describe but it just smells like a clean, outdoor type of smell. Very nice!

Right:

Pur-lisse Lip Comfort – $16: This smells really nice and I really want to love it, but it is really runny/liquidy and I feel like it just makes a mess all over my lips!

Bottom:

Your Minerals Eye Shadow – $21: I don’t use loose eyeshadow a whole lot, but this color is so beautiful, so I will have to play around with it! It’s a dark taupe/purple color and has the right amount of shimmer!

Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick – $19.90: I have gotten one of these in previous boxes, but I LOVE this color! It is “pasadena”, which is a nice mauve/brown. But not too dark, it is perfect for everyday!


I hope you enjoyed seeing what I got this month from Boxycharm! Let me know if you got this month’s box and what you thought of it!

❤ Rylie

April Ipsy Bag

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my latest Ipsy Glam Bag, and this mont’s theme is “The Dreamers”. The bag is a fun tie-dye print, which is perfect for spring! Once again, some fun new products to try out for spring! So stay tuned to see what I got!

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Skin&Co Roma – Truffle Therapy Serum

City Color Cosmetics – Highlight Trio

Tarte – LipSurgence Lip Creme

Adesse New York – Organic Infused Gel Effect Nail Lacquer

Luxie Beauty – Dreamcatcher Tapered Highlighter Brush

Overall, there are some fun products to try out for spring. I think the highlighter trio and brush will go great together! I’m also excited to try the nail lacquer and see how well it holds up. I’ve tried Tarte Lipsurgence before, so I know I like it, and this color is perfect for spring/summer!

Hope you enjoyed, and I would love to know what you got this month!

❤ Rylie

Stitch Fix #5

Happy Saturday everyone! I have been seriously slacking on my blogging this week, so for a Saturday treat, I have my fifth Stitch Fix! I received it on Wednesday, and just made my final decisions. My stylist this time was Maha, who I had last time, and this is the first time I’ve had a stylist for more than just one box. Once again, she did a fabulous job and seems to get my style! This month, I just told her I wanted tops and accessories for spring! So let’s dive on in to what I got and what I kept or returned 😉

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1). Papermoon Bastille Tulip Sleeve Blouse – $44

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This top is super cute with the tulip sleeve detail. The ivory/off white color is very cute for spring. Although this top is super cute, it’s a little dressier than what I would like. White is just not ideal for me, living in the country and having dogs. So while this top is very cute and would look pretty with some accessories, it just isn’t for me!

Verdict: RETURNED.


2). Daniel Rainn Norberta Halter Neck Top – $58

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As you can see in the picture, this top has the halter neck, and it closes in the back with a little button, leaving a small keyhole. I love then tops have cute details on the back! I love this top because its a little flowy which will be great for hot summer days, and I feel like I can wear this casual or dressy. I don’t own anything like this, so I’m super happy to have this!

Verdict: KEEP


3). Octavia Garland Floral Print Infinity Scarf – $28

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This is a cute infinity scarf, it is navy with a floral print. I like the print and I think it is super cute for spring. However, I have a scarf almost exactly like this, so it seems silly to keep it for that reason. But if it weren’t for me already having one, I love the style and I would have kept it!

Verdict: RETURNED


4). Papermoon Casine Crochet Back Knit Top – $44

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This top is a very soft fabric, which makes it great for casual wear. And there is the fun crochet detail on the back, which I love! As I said before, I love tops that have interesting backs. BUT…I just really don’t love this pattern/colors. If this had been a solid, or a more subtle print, I absolutely would have kept it!

Verdict: RETURNED


5). BC Footwear Dinky Fringe Sandal – $60

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So, Stitch Fix recently launched shoes, and I just so happened to get a pair! (YAY!). These are a fun sandal with a little bit of fringe! I have actually been looking at fringe sandals at different stores, but most of them had too much fringe for my liking. So I’m so excited that I got these. The orange/rust color is perfect for spring/summer and these fit my feet so perfectly!

Verdict: KEEP


So all in all, I kept 2/5, which is a win in my mind!

If you have been curious about Stitch Fix, what are you waiting for? You can sign up and get  5 items sent right to you, and you keep what you like, send back what you don’t. They make it so easy to return items, and you don’t have to feel committed to doing this every month. You can just schedule them as desired (thats what I love so much about it!).

If you want to check it out, I will leave my referral link HERE (if you use it, thank you very much!)

❤ Rylie

Foundation First Impression!

Hi everyone! Does anyone else love placing online orders and getting a free deluxe sample along with?? I recently placed an order and there was a coupon code for a free sample of the new Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid. I’ve tried it out a couple of times, and wanted to share my first thoughts!

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Claims: “A revolutionary medium-to-full coverage skin care foundation fluid powered by 100 percent pure argan oil and nutrient-rich pigments for vibrant, glowing skin” – Sephora

Let me start off by saying that if you have oily skin, you probably would not like this, but if you have dry skin like me, this is great! I found that it provided a medium coverage, but left my skin looking so glowy! There was no visible dry patches, even after a couple of hours. I thought it felt very lightweight and moisturizing on my face!

As far as lasting power, it held up a good several hours, but then started to fade. But I was happy with the lasting power for a day-to-day basis!

The packaging is so cute and pretty! There seems to be a decent variety of shades, which is great! The full size bottle is $45, and while I really enjoy this foundation, I’m not sure I would spend that much for the full size.

I would definitely recommend trying this out, and you can still get a sample size free with a $25 purchase…just use the code “vibrancy”

Have a great day!

❤ Rylie

Sephora Wish-list

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! Today I am sharing my Sephora wish-list, because today starts the VIB sale (this started  yesterday for those that are VIB rouge). If you are VIB like me, you will have gotten a coupon for 15% during the sale. So I thought I’d put together a list of some things I have been wanting and may pick up during the sale. I have been really good for the past few months of not buying a ton of makeup. So I always use this opportunity to pick up some pricier items, or just to treat myself! This is such a great time because there are so many new products out, and even some new brands! This is why I love  Spring…it’s all about finding some fresh new products!

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1). Milk Makeup – “Have a good trip set”: This is one of the new brands to Sephora, and it has me very interested! This item in particular sparks my attention because it seems like a great way to try several of the products. You get six travel-sized products, all inside a fun bag!

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2). Becca – Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush:  Becca recently came out with these blushes that have more of a sparkle or lustre to them. I just think the colors are so beautiful (particularly “Snapdragon” shown above).I think it would be beautiful for Spring/Summer!

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3). Fresh – Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream: I just happened to come across this when I was browsing the Sephora site and it sounds so lovely. I really enjoy rose scents and of course, my dry skin can always use some hydrating cream. The reviews sound really great as well, so I might have to try this out!

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4). NARS – Laguna Liquid Bronzer: Everybody raves about the original NARS Laguna bronzer in the powder form (I love it too!), and now there is a liquid version! I feel like this is becoming a trend, since Benefit has done it with their famous “Hoola” Bronzer. I have not seen this yet in stores or tested it, but if the color was a match for me, I really think this would be an interesting product to try!

Let me know if you have tried any of these products and if they are worth it or not!

And of course, if you are shopping the sale, have FUN!

❤ Rylie

March Favorites!

Welcome back everyone! Now that we are a few days into April, I think its about time to share some of the things I loved during March. I have some beauty-related products as well as a fashion item. These have been my go-to products/items and I’m happy to have found some new favorites!

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Shoes: (From Old Navy, but similar HERE) I actually purchased these shoes toward the end of summer/fall last year, but I have worn them just about everyday this month. Because the weather is in between winter and summer, I  have found myself between not quite wanting boots, but at the same time, not quite ready for sandals. These shoes go with just about everything and are so easy to just throw on and run my errands. They can be dressed up or down, which I love! (and did I mention they are so comfy?)

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Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation: I have been a long time fan of the matte + poreless version of this foundation, but with my skin being so dry right now, the matte just looks terrible. So I thought I’d give this one a try and I really love it! It lasts a long time, but keeps my skin looking glowy all day.

Smashbox Color Correcting Stick in “Light (peach)”: This has been my new favorite color corrector for my dark circles/undereyes. I love that it is crayon form instead of a pot which so many other are, and it just glides on so easily and creamy. It really does a great job of correcting my dark circles!

Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer: I received this as a free sample from an online Sephora purchase several months ago, and just never used it. But when I ran out of my current heat protector spray, I decided to give this a try. First of all, the scent is AMAZING, and it really does seem to protect my hair from the heat (I use this before I use any hot hair tools). I’ve also noticed that my hair felt so smooth after using this!

e.l.f. Selfie Ready Powder Brush: I picked this bush up about a month and a half ago, and I wasn’t even sure what I would use it for! But after doing some playing around with it, I actually like to use it with bronzer. The brush it a little bit denser and small so it works perfectly to bronze my cheekbones and around my forehead. Best part of these brushes is that they are so inexpensive!

And there you have it! Those are the things I love during the month of March. I can’t wait to see what new products April brings 😉

I would love to know what you have been loving as well!

❤ Rylie