Sunday, February 8, 2015

Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless Foundation

I am always on the hunt for a good foundation. I have crazy oily acne prone skin and I just want a foundation that won't make me look like an oily mess an hour after application. I have tried many foundations from high end to low end, and there are just a handful I can think of that I actually enjoyed, and the Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless Foundation is definitely one of those foundations that I really enjoy.

I purchased it at Target for $6.99, which is totally awesome because I honestly don't even remember ever getting a foundation for that price. What intrigued me about it was the matte and poreless claims.  Although the foundation doesn't do anything to my pores and keep me matte all day. It feels amazing on the skin and lasts pretty much all day. I blot once in the middle of the day and for the rest of the day I'm good.

Check out my little review on the Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless Foundation.

Monday, January 19, 2015

How I Hide My Stomach

I have not blogged in a very long time. And a big reason for that is because every time I take pictures of my outfits for my blog and look at them I get discouraged. I always hate how I look and delete all of the pictures ASAP and then I think once I lose weight I will start blogging again. I have not lost weight. If anything I have gained weight. Since the New Year, I have started making better eating choices and started working out. I even started an Instagram to kind of motivate myself.
I don't want to hold off blogging until I lose weight because I honestly don't know when that is going to happen. So I am no longer holding off. In this blog post I'm going to kind of accept my body, and I'm going to show you outfits, or what I wear to feel better about my most insecure body part. My stomach. 
This is how I hide my belly...
1. If I wear a skirt I typically like to go for some type of black high waisted skirt with a colorful or printed top. This combination usually takes away from my stomach bringing the attention upwards and away from the stomach.
2. I love loose flowy tops. Flowy tops are great because they don't cling to the body and make your stomach more noticeable. I definitely stay away from tops that cling to my stomach. If the tops are a little longer sometimes I like to tuck it in to my pants and pull it out a little. This makes it look a little looser and not come close to your body. 
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3. Button down tops have been my favorite things to wear during this time. I prefer the sheer loose button downs. They are awesome because you can wear a cami underneath which suck you in and makes you look thinner and they don't cling to your body. 
4. I love printed tops or tops with patterns because they keep the eye distracted and don't bring much focus on the stomach.
These are a few tips on how I hide my stomach. I could be doing this completely wrong, but this has been how I do it. If you have any tips on how to hide a belly please let me know in the comments I would love to hear it. 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Weight Gain

Over the past year or so, I have gained a good 25 pounds. That is one of the reasons I have been avoiding putting up any blog posts because I am so insecure with my body. My clothes don't fit the same, I had to size up in jeans, and my "fat" clothes became way too tight. People began making comments about how much weight I've gained, how I need to change my diet, and exercise, etc. And I definitely know that over the year my eating habits have changed quite drastically, I started eating more fast food, larger quantities of food, a large soda every single day, and very little exercise. My job for so long was just a stressful job with weird hours. So I would eat late, and eating late where I live meant I could only eat fast food, or Ihop.

A couple of weeks ago reality really set in. I saw a picture from my brother's graduation and just could not believe what I was looking at. It had looked like the picture had been stretched out width wise. But when you looked at everyone else they looked normal. I couldn't believe how chubby I had become. 

So I have decided to start a healthier lifestyle. I have changed my eating habits for the most part, although I have had a few set backs here and there, but for the most part I believe I have been doing fairly well. I have signed back up for the gym, and plan on going regularly before work.

I know there are no pictures to keep this post interesting and I apologize for that. 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Why Must Cute Shoes Be PAINFUL?! Shoe Review

A few months ago I learned a very good lesson. If you order shoes online, make sure you try them out for a while before wearing them out. I purchased two pairs of similar looking shoes from Steve Madden probably around August? I got the Marlenee in Fawn and the Realove in black. The Realove ones are now on sale, but knowing how uncomfortable they are, I wouldn't even want these on sale. These shoes are SUPER sexy on, but SOOOO uncomfortable. I'm used to heels, and I don't mind walking in them. But both of these shoes have the most uncomfortable slope. Which is really weird because from the looks of them they look like my other heels.

I have never had much luck with Steve Madden shoes in store because whenever I went in I never able to find a 5. So when I went on their website and saw that they had my size I jumped at it.

These Marlenee shoes are super cute but painful. The little platform helps a bit, but I can't get very far with them. 

You would think of the two shoes that these Realove ones would be more comfortable because the heel is lower. But these are the walk of death. I don't know why it is, maybe the lack of a platform, but oh my goodness are these painful! The slope on these shoes are just not comfortable at all. They're super cute, and I purchased them with the intent of them being an every day simple black heel. I have probably worn these out twice, and definitely regretted both times. 

So my lesson was learned, try on your online shoe purchases around the house before wearing them outside in the case that they are uncomfortable you can return them. 

What has been a fashion lesson you have recently learned?

Friday, April 25, 2014


Hey everyone! I recently did a good amount of shopping, and although this is not all of what I purchased, here are the things I was able to gather up. I recently changed careers and needed some new clothes that fit. Going from a job where I needed a uniform, to a job where I can wear whatever I want, it is very refreshing. It is a really exciting change for me. So I wanted to show some of the new things that I purchased.

One of the biggest surprises to me was the fact that Forever 21 sells jeans for petites! I have always stayed away from Forever 21 jeans because I never thought of them as petite friendly because the rises are typically longer and since I have such a short torso it just never works out. So here is my haul. I hope you enjoy it! And I apologize for any awkwardness that comes from this video.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Heat is Back!

Hey everyone! Guess who's back? The heat! It has been so hot lately in Southern California. I feel like I haven't even seen winter this year. I've recently had some big changes happen to me. So hopefully that means more blogging time. Excuse my outfit, I know it's all over the place, but I'm kind of rusty in putting together an outfit that doesn't include leggings and an oversized tank. 

Shirt: F21 Shoes: Nine West  Bag: Louis Vuitton  Skirt:Random  Necklace: H&M

I really love these shoes! They're super comfy, cute, and they fit me. All of which are pretty hard to come by for me.

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Black and Yellow

Happy Sunday! This has been one of my favorite outfits to wear this summer. It's so comfy and casual. It's the perfect outfit for a day at a theme park or fair. 

Shirt, Sunglasses, Bag: F21  Shorts and Shoes: Unknown