Friday, August 29, 2014

THE BODY SHOP 'BACK TO SCHOOL ESSENTIALS'



Hi, my name is Noelle and I'm addicted to The Body Shop... I've never enjoyed a brand as much as The Body Shop. The natural, fair trade brand is stocked up with beautiful skincare and bodycare and luscious makeup for girls on a budget. I've used multiple makeup removers and cleansers from TBS, eyeshadows, bronzers, lipsticks, body scrubs, etc and I've loved each and every product. I don't know how they do it, but The Body Shop creates fantastic, ethical products that don't break the bank.

I picked up this 'Back To School Essentials' kit a few weeks ago and I've been incorporating the products in my daily regime. The Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash is hands down my favorite item of the bunch. It has a cooling mint feeling on the skin that clears the pores and removes any gunk from under my skin. Because it's targeted at blemished skin, I use this around every 2-3 days in order to deep clean my pores without stripping the surface of any moisture. The Camomile Gentle Eye Makeup Remover is another fantastic skin product. It's a cream based makeup remover that quickly and easily takes off my mascara and eyeshadow without leaving any makeup behind. The brand's Lip Gloss is a great dupe for the LancĂ´me Juicy Tubes without any stickiness. The color and flavor of the gloss is gorgeous and leaves my lips looking plump and pretty. Last but not least is the Kohl Kajal in Black. Although I'm not a huge mascara fan, I've really enjoyed using this one. It's creamy and blends really well especially when applied in between lash roots in order to give my lashes fullness and definition.

If you're heading back to school (or just want a cute pick me up), then stop by The Body Shop and grab a 'Back To School Essentials' kit with everything you need to look fabulous for the new school year!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Room Redecoration












I've finally finished my room redecoration and I couldn't be any more pleased with the outcome! I changed my bedding from a dark gray to a white comforter with ruffles on top of cerulean sheets. The white bedding adds more light to my room and looks chic against my white furnishings. A huge addition to my bedroom was my solid wood desk. I've been on the hunt for a desk for the past couple of years and my bargain shopper dad found this amazing one for $20! It has a lot of storage and is huge, so I can store all of my school supplies and blog trinkets without worrying about space. I've decorated my desk with fashion books, magazines, awards, and beauty products to inspire me while I'm blogging. I shared my inspiration bulletin board on the blog before, but I didn't explain my reasoning behind it. I decorated the board with gorgeous makeup looks, clothing inspiration, awards and certificates, and other mementos that remind me of days past. Of course I had to add my Baylor pennants around the room to keep me in check and remind me what I'm working towards. I purchased beautiful hanging lights for my room that I love to use in the night time. The lights are bright but add a nice glow to the room without being unbearable. The last additions to my room are possibly my favorite part. I framed a few of my favorite musical accomplishments and hung them throughout my room in order to reminisce and inspire me throughout the day.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Emmy's Best Beauty and Fashion Looks

The Emmy's was television's night to remember and of course, the awards weren't the only topic of conversation. Although I'm devastated by Game of Thrones lack of wins (come on people!), I was still amazed by the gorgeous gowns and memorable makeup looks of the night.

Natalie Dormer


Kerry Washington


January Jones



Taylor Schilling


Michelle Dockery


Julia Roberts


Sarah Hyland


Kristen Wiig


Allison Williams


Zooey Deschanel

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Jewelry Addition


It's no secret that I'm a huge sucker for simple and dainty jewelry. Whether it be a ring, a thin necklace or a bracelet, if it's chic and minimalistic, I'm all for it. My dad recently came home from a business trip to Boston and brought me this beautiful bangle from Kate Spade (similar here) and I couldn't be more pleased with it. Although I haven't worn silver in a while, it will be nice to sport this bangle with a few of my favorite rings of the same metal. The bracelet is gorgeous and chic and represents all that I love about Kate Spade! Thanks dad!
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