Work & Play

24/7 Glide on Eye Shadow Pencil

Hey guys,

I love makeup! It’s unfortunate, that I ALSO love sleep. Usually, my love for sleep trumps my love for makeup, but this doesn’t ALWAYS mean that I show up looking half done for class, or work — but what it really means is that I buy products that are easy to use, and have nice holding/lasting power.

Today’s easy to use product is the URBAN DECAY 24/7 GLIDE ON EYE SHADOWS.

I originally bought this product on HAUTELOOK.COM (one of my favorite websites). It was $20 (I think) and came in 5 colors. My favorite colors in the set are the two brown colors, and “sin” (which is a light color).


I basically take the lighter color “sin” or “cowboy” in the inner one half of my eye lid, and the use the darker color on the outter half of my eyelid, use my index finger and blend them together in the middle. I get A 30 SECOND smokey eye!

I also go back and apply the lighter color to the bottom corner of my inner eye!


P.S. I basically do what this girl does in the youtube video, just incase you want to some help, or need some visual aid!

OOTD: First Day of Work!


I just started my summer internship at an Entertainment Law practice! The practice has represented entertainment like: Jagged Edge, Arrested Development, Cabbage Patch Kids, The Black Crows, & many more! It’s exciting to be learning about such an “entertaining” field!  I would absolutely love to negotiate contracts, on behalf of, people pursing the arts. I think that creativity is the key to any thriving & successful society, and being able to participate in protecting it –is a privilege.


My boss emailed told me to dress on the casual side –so I went for business casual. It was the perfect idea. I straightened my hair & parted it down the middle. I really wanted a clean-cut, but feminine look.


Blouse: Forever21 (I think –$20- purchased in March, 2013)

Skirt: H&M (I think $20?- purchased in 2012)

Belt: Forever21 ($4)

Shoes: Ninewest (featured before)

Bag: Aldo ($25-$30. 2012)


 I’m off to start my first day—- Bye!

Casual Men’s Outfit Of The Day

My muse has finally arrived. One of my friend’s, best friends, has finally arrived to my city! I honestly have been counting down his arrival, since I’ve been dying to regularly post Men’s outfit of the day!

This guy could seriously be a male model, but, instead, he chose to attend law school. He is one of the best dressed guys I know, and puts very little effort in his outfits. I guess he is one of those guys that has a good sense of style, and knows what fits his body type. We went to Starbucks today and here is what he wore (also it took him about ten mins to shower & get ready this morning–so he instinctually has good taste!)

ImageYou can see his whole outfit from here. He is wearing a Shirt from J.Crew, Jeans from H&M, Toy Watch,  & Sperry’s.


Sperry’s & the Bottom of the Jeans


Close up of his watch


He does an excellent job pulling off the tortoise glasses.

Anyways, this is a SUPER simple outfit. Make sure the pieces fit you well & aren’t TOO baggy. Keep one or two of the buttons undone (and do some light manscaping) –you’ll be good to go! Best of luck!

Want to look cute for class?

Life as a graduate student means putting in the hours all day- everyday, even the weekend while you’re visiting your best friend. The outfit featured here consists of: Green Studded Pants from H&M ($39), GAP Jean Jacket ($30) , White sheer shirt from Marshalls ($10 or $14), Steve Madden Sandals ($30 Summer 2012), Ralph Lauren Aviators from Century 21 ($30) & MK watch.

This outfit looks effortless & so cute! The weather outside was in the mid 70’s, but the library was in the mid 60’s, so it was an excellent idea to layer up!

Product Review: Spring Facial Hair Removal

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(This is the SPRING facial hair remover. You can purchase it for $1.83 by this Amazon seller)

My friends would definitely qualify me as a TOUGH critic, seeing as I am always looking for pros AND cons when I buy a product. Hopefully, I can find more pros, than I can cons, and if I do, I usually tell all my girlfriends about the product, and they usually end up buying it one by one (I think I should get commission).

The SPRING Facial hair remover is one of the best products I have purchased under $5. It has saved me hundreds of dollars. I use to spend $5 every other week getting my upper lip hair threaded. I know going to get it threaded seems excessive, but waxing my upper lip hair was turning into a horrible idea, since I was taking off my upper lip SKIN! After numerous encounters with my skin coming off or being irritated, I decided that threading would be my only option (plucking was  an option, just NOT that realistic).

I luckily heard about this product on the Today Show, and decided  to conduct my own due diligence, and I heard some good reviews about it, so I decided to check it out!  Thank God, I did because I love it! It saves me $, time,  & gas. I can do it whenever I am free, and at my own convenience, and I can thread my upper lip hair twice a week, once a week or every other week incurring  NO additional costs!

As I stated before, I am ALWAYS looking for cons (here they are):

  1. You need to clean the spring after each use or each other use, or you will break out! 
  2. Mine rusted after sometime (I have yet to replace it, but I think I should do that soon)
  3. It hurt (but so does regular threading)

Tips on using it:

  1. Use the SPRING after showering, it hurts less!
  2. Wash your face after using the spring, and then use toner!
  3. If you’re confused about the turning technique, then check out a youtube video!

I hope you decide to give this product a try. It is cheaper than a latte at Starbucks, and could end up saving you way more than you expected.


P.S. Here is an easy video on how to use it:


Organization: Not just applicable to your closet.

There is a lot going on in my life at the moment. I have finals to prepare for, personal issues consuming my thoughts, a condo that needs to be organized, and a kitchen that needs to be stocked.

Unlike the pleasant Atlanta weather, my life is not so pleasant at the moment. I have had two weeks to reflect on certain circumstances and I have come to the conclusion that: I could be a pessimist, or I can be an optimist, the choice is MINE. I choose to be an optimist, because  the bright side, allows me to be more useful with my time, helps me get back on track, puts me in a pleasant mood, and allows me to project my happiness in others, which in turn, allows them to project their happiness upon me.

I cannot hide from my  issues, or push my issues under a rug, but I can delegate the mental stress  I devote to each issue and the order I decide to stress about each particular issue. So for example, my second year final exams are my first priorities.  Second, When I get spare time, I should go grocery shopping, stock my fridge. Third, I need clean my apartment. I do not need to do an IMPECCABLE job, but I do need to clear the sink, wipe down my counters. After attacking these issues, and after my exams are over, I will stress about issues that will affect my mood & things that if dealt with right now, would cause me to devote less than 100% towards studying for my exams.  After my exams are done, I will tackle them, surfacing/dealing with them now, will seriously just be a waste of time, and could potentially jeopardize my ability to perform well on my finals.

I hope you are not dealing with anything to serious, but if you are — remember choose to be an optimist. Delegate your time accordingly. Only love those that love you, and try to put on a fake smile, even if you feel like this is the WORST DAY EVER. It will get better, and smiling is the first step — I promise.



OOTN: Flapper

I recently went to a 1922 Great Gatsby themed Casino Night.  Dressing up was optional, but I absolutely love themed events &  I had all of these items laying around, so yeah —  I, obviously, dressed up! I always like to stay more conservative when dressing up for Graduate school events. I’m at an age in life where your actions and attire speak about you as an individual. Dressing conservatively, can still be cute and this is a perfect example. The only part of my body which is exposed are my arms. I want my classmates and future coworkers to take me seriously when we are in class and/or working together in the future. I think upholding certain characteristics, even when you’re having fun, is key to branding yourself.


The dress is from Urban Outfitters ($50)

The tights are fleece lined from TJ Maxx ($10)

The shoes are Nine West ($60)

The headband is from Target ($8)

The feather is from Ann Taylor’s Outlet Store ($4)

The Pearl Necklace is from Forever21 ($5)

The Pearl Bracelet is from from a set of bangles from Forever21 ($7)



I had about 30 minutes to get ready for class this morning & it’s about 35 degrees outside!

(Not shown) I wore orange/tan Coach boots with my outfit, which I purchased from Ross for $120 (the year before they sold for $350!)

Jeans = Uniqulo

Plaid button down= RUGBY (2010 for $15 at Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets)

Gray Cardigan= Tommy Hilfiger ( 2012 Tanger Outlets $20 or $25) 

The Rough College Clothing Advice List.

I, like any other American, LOVED college. I wish I could post pictures of my experience, but tragically they’re on another computer. I went out moderately, was involved, seemed to rarely have a minute alone, and always had plans for Friday & Saturday night.

I wish I knew some general advice for clothing maintenance when I started college. My mother, obviously, taught me how to use a washer/dryer, but she never really harped on other important maintenance and general clothing advice.

I have complied a list of ten useful things to know!

1. Try to rarely buy cotton garments from Forever21. They never seem to look the same after throwing them in the washer & never dry anything from there! It is annoying to spend $20 for a top your going to wear once or twice, the sheer tops are a good investment, since maintenance is easy and they never lose their shape (and you can throw those in the dryer)!

2. Try and rarely put your clothes in the dryer. The dryer will fade and contort the shape of your clothing and, specifically, jeans!

3. Rarely wash your jeans and when you do– wash them inside out.

4. Body Colored tank tops are a must with this sheer top trend, do not JUST wear your bra. It looks trashy, and when you take pictures with the flash on you can see the actual bra. I know you may think that showing your bra is cool, and although showing a little can be tasteful, playful & cute, it’s just like cleavage, a little is a hot and too much is trashy. (Would you want your kids to see you in your bra when when you’re 50 and rehashing photos from college? — I hope the answer is NO, and if it is yes, you probably need help.

5. Strapless bras! A good strapless bra is a must, I found an awesome one from Target from the brand Gilligan OMalley. The bra comes with straps you can take off, and they’re nicely padded for my flat chested friends. They are AWESOME. I have literally convinced all of my friends to buy one, and I, myself, have boughten three (one in each staple color). You do not need to buy one from Victoria’s Secret, which will run you $45 -$60, when you can purchase a dupe for $15- $18! Save some cash for buying another color, some more clothes, or SAVING $ for when you actually need it!

6. Buy tights from Ross, Marshall’s or TJ Maxx. Tights are so cheap at these places, and tights are a staple. Fleece lined tights and sweater rights are AMAZING for the winter!

7. Buy a nice, quality pair of riding boots. I bought boots in 2010 for $200. I was freaking out about spending that much, since that is the most I have ever spent on shoes! Last year I bought a pair of riding boots for $60. The $60 boots, true to form, got scratched up and the leather came off in in a few places, while the $200 boots looks brand spanking new! The $200 boots, were sold a year later at Marshall’s for $100 (I bought them at Nordstrom’s when they initially came out). The point is they lasted, and are still lasting, while the other are scuffed and old looking. Sometimes you truly get what you pay for!

8. Rarely buy things at Macy’s without a 20% of coupon. (I mean they mail those out like spam, so USE THEM!)

9. Macy’s clearance is awesome. I have snagged some awesome BCBG dress there for $30-$40! They are in awesome condition, and fit like a charm!

10. Buy your winter coat and favorite tall boots every January or February (you will snag an AWESOME deal). Train your eyes to spot timeless pieces.

Forever 21 Friday

My love-hate relationship with Forever 21  has been around since I was 16. I am ashamed to say it, but I’m no longer 21, and I still stop at F21. I’m a little addicted, but mainly I’m a graduate student who wants to look cute.

I have a couple of issues with F21:

  1. The dresses  or skirts are usually TOO short
  2. Sometimes the styles are TOO tight for regular proportions
  3. The styles are TOO young.
  4. The accessories are cheap (ridiculously prone to breaking)
  5. The Fabric is cheap, hence rips easily or does not look the same after a wash.

The PROS however:

  1. I get to try trends, before I decide to splurge and deem it as a BASIC or STAPLE 
  2. I can get essentials ridiculously cheaply (White, Nude and Black tank top each run around or under $3.00)
  3. Sometimes you really do only wear a dress once.
  4. Sometimes you can find great designer knockoffs (like a Henri Bendel bangle)

Here are my top three favorite items:

Chiffon Shirtdress w/ Skinny Belt | FOREVER21 – 2022846036.

Essential Polo Shirt | FOREVER21 – 2021839556.

Colorblocked Single Button Blazer | FOREVER21 – 2040496027.