Wine Tasting and an EOTD

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Hi Lovelies :-),
I hope you’re all having an amazing week! Happy Friday! I’ve been relaxing so much during my week off, it’s amazing and much needed. Yesterday I had the pleasure of joining my best friend, her mom, and a few friends for wine tasting in Temecula (located in Southern California). We went to four wineries and had about 25 different kinds of wines, it was a good day lol. Here’s the eye of the day from yesterday along with some pics of the trip:

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Products Used:
UDPP in Sin all over the lid.
MAC Mulch on lid just past the crease.
MAC Teddy eye pencil along lower lashes and set with Mulch; also used on wanterline.
Revlon Colorstay Liquid liner along upper lashes.
Covergirl Lashblast mascara.

Photobucket The view from the first Winery we went to. The day was beautiful, but sooo cold!

Photobucket Loved my polish, it’s China Glaze’s Peace on Earth.

Photobucket Our view during the first tasting.

Photobucket Shan loving wine lol.

Photobucket The view from the driveway of the second winery, it was on a hill.

Photobucket Amazing! I fell in love with the scenery.

Photobucket LOL! I took too long with pictures and Shan needed to find the little girls room.

Photobucket Happy Bff’s :-).

What are you all up to tonight?

<3V

Haulage!

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Hello Lovelies :-),

How is your December moving along? This month is always very crazy and very expensive for me, thank goodness for saving up!
E.l.f. had a 50% off sale for their Studio stuff and I picked up a few things because it was a great deal (I keep telling myself that). As soon as I had placed my order, I received a $15 gift card from Sephora and OF COURSE had to pick some stuff up there because…because I felt like it lol. My Sephora is in the mall and so I got sucked into picking up a few other things as well. Lets just say that my wallet was whimpering by the end of the day. Here are the goodies:

Photobucket The E.l.f. order as a whole. Pardon my bed sheets, it was too cloudy and cold outside to take pictures in better lighting. Items here: 32 piece eye palette, concealer palettes in Light and medium, HD powder, Gotta Glow blush, and two eye brushes from the Studio collection.

Closeup/Swatch of Gotta Glow:
PhotobucketPhotobucket A perfect dupe for NARS Albatross, except this is only $3 regularly. Amazing color, finely milled, and long lasting. Creates an amazing glow.

The Brushes:
Photobucket “C” brush and Contour brush. Normally $3 each.

Concealer Palettes:
PhotobucketPhotobucket Light and Medium, normally $3 each. The concealers are light to medium coverage with a creamy and easy to blend formula. They lasted about 8 hours on me without creasing or caking.

High Definition Powder:
Photobucket Normally $6. Will post a review soon :-).

32 piece eye palette:
Photobucket Normally $10. I picked this up for my sister.

All Over Color Stick in Golden Peach $1:
PhotobucketPhotobucket This wasn’t part of the online order, my bf picked it up for me randomly at Target and I looove the color :-D.

Mall Haul:

MUFE Mat Velvet+
Photobucket $34 at Sephora, I use shade 20…aka “glow in the dark.”

Smith’s Rosebud Salve in a squeezy tube!
Photobucket I was so excited about this! I love the stuff and it’s soo much less messy in a tube. $6 at Sephora.

Black Poppy Nail Polish from PacSun:
Photobucket It doesn’t have a color name or number, but it’s $3.50 and I’ve seen it at 3 stores so far. I’m sure you can find it at your local store. This was two coats.

Express Top:
Photobucket I got this on sale for $15.99. I’m going to belt it and wear it with skinny jeans and heels :-).

Have you done any shopping for yourself lately?

<3V

1,000 Hits!

So exciting! I reached 1,000 hits today. Thank you times ten million for reading my blog, I love every single comment and appreciate you taking the time to visit :-D.

<3V

Weekend Adventures


A pic that a friend of mine took a while back of his guitar. I just love the colors!

Hello Lovelies!

Thursday’s here! One day closer to Friday! I have my MAC master class tonight, and I’ll be posting pics of it this weekend. Last weekend was full of fun, check out some pics of it below :-).

Thursday night bff dinner and retail therapy with my bff, Shannon.

This is Pepper. Shan got the pup for her bf Dan for his birthday. She’s the cutest!

Shan and Ash at Dan’s birthday celebration.

The bf and I before heading to Dans.

Dustin and Carmen, que cute!

Dustin making his “hair growing” face. Love that kid lol

The boys playing pool.

Long Beach Iced Tea. Derish!

Shan, excited for her drink lol.

Tokyo Tea…tastes like very awesome Mountain Dew lol.

Dan (bday boy), The bf, and Billy Nash…obviously excited about the camera.

More boy love.

LOL, Billy was just giddy about taking pictures.

At Elise’s welcome home party. I hadn’t seen her since high school!

Jena, one of my favorite people in the world, mixing drinks. That bottle is almost as big as her!

A shot of the partay…it was too cold to be outside!

Sunday night, waiting for my hair guru, Jessica.

Love the salon, it’s so cute.

I love my weekends 😀

<3V

About Me

Hello Pretty Ladies (and gents, if there are any reading),

I thought it would be a good idea to post some random info on myself to give you a little bit of insight into who I am, here goes!

  • I’m 22, from Southern California
  • I attend community college, currently working on a degree in fashion and retail merchandising
  • I am the eldest of 4 kids and feel incredibly blessed to have them and my parents!
  • My friends and boyfriend make me happy 🙂
  • Besides makeup and fashion, I love cooking, reading, observing, the beach, my dogs, organizing, movies, and music with good lyrics
  • I can’t remember when I did something for myself that I really enjoyed, so I decided to create this blog
  • I could live at American Eagle and Express
  • Shoes are my weakness, and my collection keeps growing
  • Starbucks is my friend; a venti iced caramel macchiato, upside down, with extra caramel, and extra espresso shot  will always make me happy
  • I am pale, NW15 from MAC to be exact. Tried tanning and stopped when I thought about the damage it was doing to my skin. I’ve embraced glowing in the dark now 😉
  • I try not to curse, but it’ll happen sometimes. More when I’m mad/annoyed
  • I’m beyond excited about this blogging adventure!
  • I hope to meet lots of great people through this blog 🙂

I’m working a post about my favorite makeup items and hope to have it up early next week.

Thanks for reading, see ya soon!

❤ V

Intro

Hello Everyone 🙂

My name is Vanessa and I love makeup, fashion, and shoes. I was looking for a new creative outlet and decided to go with blogging, hope you enjoy!