Makeup

I know, you think that makeup is not clothing and we’re here to talk clothes but actually I’m here to talk fashion not just clothes and makeup is a huge part of that. With that in mind, I want to talk about my favorite places to buy makeup and my favorite items!

If you have the money, my absolute favorite place to grab a lippie is Gerard Cosmetics. They have these AMAZING liquid lipsticks that I simply cannot get enough of. Hydra-Mattes and Metal-Mattes galore! It is a bit pricey but they always have some sort of sale going on. I follow them on Instagram where they always have their promos posted and new items! They also have this Slay All Day Setting Spray that I never leave home without on a hot day or when I have a full face of cosplay makeup going on. My favorite is lavender which is super soothing but they have a ton of different scents! Go to their website to check them out!

My second favorite makeup line has to be Colourpop Cosmetics! It is quite a bit cheaper than Gerard Cosmetics. Their Lippie Stix and liquid lippies are divine! They also have super fun collabs like My Little Pony which will give you wicked 90’s flashbacks! Personally, I grabbed 2 of the Pony liquid lippies and one of the highlighters! They are so much fun!! I have yet to try out their eye shadows but I have no doubt they are just as incredible as the rest of their line. Go check out their website and see the fabulousness for yourself!

And finally, you must check out NYX Cosmetics! They have an amazing customer program where you can get awesome gifts with certain purchase amounts. I recently spent $75 and got 3 of their highlighter products for free! I use their Studio Perfect Primer which is just as good if not better (and cheaper) than Smashbox. They also have my absolute favorite finishing powder! I’ve honestly yet to find anything that I don’t like from NYX. It’s cheap and fabulous. Their lippies are amazing and I love their colored eyeliner! I use most of NYX lines for my cosplay makeup since they have such a large variety of colors and you can run down to your neighborhood Ulta store and get it there. I lucked out and they finally opened a NYX store just down the street from me! It’s so dangerous for me to walk in there! I def suggest checking them out!

I suggest going for an amazing red lippie that is great for your skin tone! Everyone feels great with a red lip! Each of the lines above have good ones. Since I have a red-ish skin tone I look for a red lip that has more of the blue undertones. If you ask one of the people in the store they can help you find the right one for you or you can ask me and I would love to help you out! Also, a good liquid liner and mascara are always needed to help make your eyes pop. Let’s not forget that brows are a huge thing at the moment, I suggest a nice powder to fill in your brows. Let me know if you have any questions!

Until next time! Xoxo

Lets Talk Basics

Alright ladies, I want to talk basics. Everyone believes that basic colors consist only of black, white, and grey. Lets not forget that basic really means a color that goes with everything. My two favorites are navy and dark purple but it could be anything! Light pink, cream, possibly a shade of green. Let your imagination run wild. It’s just a good solid color that goes with every print in your closet.

Basic clothing to have in your closet will consist of these colors. We all think, little black dress! But lets be honest here, how many of us really own one? Thinking through the vastness of my closet, I cannot say that I do. I do own a couple of great blazers, some great jeans, a couple of great basic tshirt dresses, black leggings, black slacks, a good pair of pumps, boots, sandals, and every day shoes… all of which I suggest you have in your closet as well. Each of these can be mix and matched together to make a great outfit OR you can mix them with your favorite pieces to make a great outfit as well.

We all want massive closets with tons of clothes but it’s no really necessary. As long as you have a few basic pieces and a couple of special pieces that’s all you really need. Of course, you do need a great dress in there for special occasions but trust me, it doesn’t have to be black. Pick a dress that makes you feel special and then go from there. My favorite is light pink with black lace. It’s unique and very me. You want to show off your personality with your clothes and most of the time that is not done with a little black dress unless you spice it up with some awesome jewelry and shoes. I’m not saying DON’T own one, I’m just saying that maybe you should look outside the box.

Until next time, don’t forget I’m here if you have any questions! Xoxo

Halloween Special

Do you find that Halloween is coming on too fast and you have yet to figure out a costume? Well, I’m here to help! You can easily grab something out of your own closet and turn it into something Halloween Costume Chic! I have a couple of examples out of my own closet and even one of my friend’s chipped in their fabulous costume as well!

First off, here is my Halloween costume prior to deciding I wanted to do this little blog special.

I chose to be Beetlejuice this year after being completely lost on what to do. Halloween is my thing so not being inspired was a bit disheartening. I saw this fabulous makeup online and immediately thought, “I have a stripped jacket and black tshirt! This should be easy!” I went onto Amazon grabbed stripped leggings and a green wig. Obviously you don’t have the time to do that NOW but in the future you might. The few details you might want on this are the jacket is from Forever 21, as well as the choker, the black tee is a Classic from Lularoe.

The next few are some you should be able to grab directly from your closet or can just run around the corner to Walgreens or the closest store to grab a few extras for.

Now this outfit was grabbed entirely out of my closet. I’m sure some of you are saying, “but Kayla, I don’t just randomly have a witches hat in my closet.” Ok, I hear you but stay with me because this outfit CAN work without it. I grabbed a fun orange and black dress out of my closet and paired it with some fun, different colored socks. Witches never match so don’t worry about that! A simple black dress will also work with this outfit. It is all about the little details, how you accessorize and do your makeup. Grab that cute little black dress from your closet, grab your funkiest color socks, a cute pair of black boots, and bam! You have a cute little witch outfit. You can add either a wrap around headband or run down to Walgreens and grab a cute hat headband for under $5.
Outfit details: Amelia dress from Lularoe, socks from Jo Ann’s Fabric Store, Spirit Halloween Witch Hat.

Here is another fun one that you can grab straight from your closet! Grab that little red dress and some fun textured tights and you’ve got yourself an outfit! It just takes the right makeup to make yourself into the best devil that you can be. If you don’t have horns lying around, add some red makeup into your hairline which should help accentuate the look you are going for. Or, just run down to Walgreens like I did and grab yourself a pair of $2 horns!
Outfit details: Amazon

Now, here is my fabulous friend’s work of art! She pulled a complete Belle look straight from her closet! Now that, my friends, is impressive. She grabbed a blue dress, layered it up with a white long sleeve, added a cute white apron, grabbed some books and went out the door! And look how cute her hair is! Just perfect for this outfit! Like I say, it’s all in the details!

Are you guys finally getting some cute throw together ideas for Tuesday? Great! Now go dig in your closets and get started! I’m always around if you have any questions so don’t be afraid to ask! Until next time lovelies!

Leggings PSA

Alright ladies, lets talk leggings. I am a huge fan of leggings myself BUT I see a lot of ladies wearing them where they are simply not flattering. Therefore, today I would like to discuss the do’s and don’ts when it comes to wearing leggings in public. When you’re at home, by all means, do whatever you want.

When you buy a new pair of leggings, do yourself and everyone else a favor and hold them up to the light. If you can see through them without them being on your body, I promise you that everyone else will be able to see your goodies when you put them on. IF that is the case, I have some good news for you! You can still wear them but wear them less as pants and more as something you put on under a tunic top. You’ll still be able to wear your incredibly comfy leggings and everyone else will think you look super cute other than noticing that they can see your hot pink undies.

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Another slight fauxpas that I see fairly often is wearing leggings that too closely resemble your skin tone. Nobody wants to make a double take to ensure you in fact actually have on pants. That’s enough to give anyone a heart attack. IF you find yourself with leggings that you simply love that are flesh colored, you can still easily wear them. Just get yourself a cute t-shirt or sweater dress and a hot pair of boots and you’ll be good to go. That way you can wear your leggings, be warm, and nobody is going to wonder whether or not you’re wearing pants. No judgment on this one, we’ve all done it. Personally, I have this super cute pair of light pink Lularoe leggings and being the redhead that I am… they totally blend into my skin. Let’s just say I wore them with a short tunic and got a few double takes of the not good kind.

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Now, with those ideas in mind, rock forth and wear your leggings ladies! I have a preference of not wearing any sort of leggings as pants but you do you and if you think you make it work then by all means, do your thing!

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Mix and Match Outfits

As I sit here watching my annual viewing of Halloween and drinking a nice cold Austin EastCider out of my RIP cup, I would love to speak with you about how to mix and match your clothes in order to create different outfits. If you take a look below I have a rough couple of pics with exactly how I did that. I was far too excited to wait on my tripod to arrive to get started sharing my passion with you all.

The most important part of being able to mix and match outfits are solids. In the first outfit, I actually purchased the top just to go with these fabulous Halloween Mummy leggings. As I am completely obsessed with them, I wanted to wear them again but mix is up enough as to people not realizing I was wearing the same outfit. So, as any good self proclaimed fashionista does, she digs through her overly large closet and finds other pieces that match. Now not all of us are lucky enough to have a huge closet full of clothes. (I just have a bit of an obsession.) Therefore when you go shopping you want to look for great solid pieces that you can match with anything! That way, when you find those crazy leggings that you just love and want to wear more often than anything, you’ll have multiple different ways to style them and never wear the same outfit twice!

Let’s not forget about accessories and makeup. Those are also fairly pivotal to the making of a great outfit. You can wear the EXACT same outfit, change up the accessories and makeup and nobody will ever know the difference. Find something fun that screams you! After all, fashion is not just about looking good, it’s about feeling good and enjoying what you have on. If you love it, find a way to wear it no matter your age! I’m 30 and will continue to rock my horror leggings and nerd tees until they no longer make me smile.

Now I just want to walk you through the fabulousness that I have on in each outfit here.

Outfit #1: I am a huge advocate for Lularoe (I do not sell it myself but I can point you in the direction of a few awesome “dealers.”) I am wearing a tied up Carly, Halloween OS Leggings, and some kick ass spider earrings from Amazon! As for my lipstick, I believe that is my favorite Colourpop lippie, Flawless.

Outfit #2: Again I do have on some Lularoe, again with the awesome mummy leggings, a solid black Sarah, and a grey t-shirt dress from Forever 21. As for my jewelry, it is from one of my all time favorite little Etsy shops, https://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageLoser, I def suggest you check her out! The lippie I have on is from NYX’s new Element Line and is a Metallic Violet Black.

To sign off, just a reminder, solids are your friend. Wear what makes you happy and don’t forget to shop small. Until next time! Xoxo