Saturday, October 24, 2015

Cute and Cozy Knee Socks for Fall/Winter - Chrissy's Socks

Being from Los Angeles, anytime the temperate falls below 70°F most of us go into hibernation mode and we (figuratively) break out our winter coats. Us Angelenos are sensitive to weather changes and are a bit spoiled with the constant sunshine and warm weather. I personally love cold weather (that term is open to interpretation) but whenever it does come to southern California, I'm not used to it at all. My feet turn into icicles and my poor husband has had to put up with my cold feet on his back for so many years now. So when Chrissy's Socks contacted me and sent me a few pairs of their fun and whimsical knee socks, I, and my feet, were super stoked!

Some or all products shown in this post may have been provided by the said brand(s) and/or website(s) for potential review and/or use. For more information, please read my DISCLAIMER.

My sister Marina was kind enough to model three pairs of Chrissy' socks for you guys; Day of the Dead, X-Ray Skeleton and Astronaut. Each pair are super comfortable, ever-so-soft, and best part of all, these stay up and don't ride down! Each design on the pairs of socks I received are high quality, vibrant and super cute. They're delightful enough to wear indoors as well as wearing them out depending on how you style them. They are also perfect for Halloween!

Day of the Dead "Muerto" socks with neon sugar skulls.

Size: Women's 7-11
Material: 80% Acrylic, 15% Nylon, 4% Polyester, 1% Spandex
Length: 22" - 24" Before Stretched

Black socks with white x-ray skeletal view of legs/feet. Funky and fun for Halloween!

Size: Women's 7-11
Material: 81% Acrylic, 14% Nylon, 4% Polyester, 1% Spandex
Length: 22" - 24" Before Stretched

Black Knee high socks with astronauts floating in space. 

Size: Women's 7-11
Material: 63% Cotton, 34% Nylon, 3% Lycra
Length: 22" - 24" Before Stretched
Chrissy's Socks are made in the USA, ships anywhere in the world (including military bases, AFO and APO) and offers free shipping on orders over $50 in the USA including Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. You can also customize your socks and even add your own logo! It's a perfect option for parties, dance groups, gifts, promoting your business and so much more.

Chrissy's Socks has been featured in many esteemed publications and other media channels, including CBS Detroit, Channel 7, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue Look Books, Digital Journal, Metro Times, Lucky Mag, Eluxe Magazine, She Finds, and BlogHer.

So if you're a sock lover like me, then definitely check out Chrissy's socks! They're up to the knees (ba dum tss) in many different designs and styles (they have thigh highs too) and you're bound to find a few designs you like and if not, they have an option to customize your very own design.

Visit Chrissy's Socks here:

Take care!


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Queen of the Intergalactic Deep Sea - Halloween Look

Millions of light years away on the planet Zarine in the Aquitaini System, lives the queen of the intergalactic deep sea, Ula (meaning: gem of the sea). She is a mighty queen who uses the combined unknown forces of the deep sea and outer space to fuel her powers. She is not evil, nor is she noble, and no sane being dares to question her because of her intense space and time bending abilities. She controls everything in the oceans of Zarine, from the mortals that reside within them, to even the amount of oxygen and pressure of the deep sea. Without her, there would be nothing. Ula is the heart of Zarine, a turquoise ocean world. Only a single small land mass exists at the north pole of Zarine which Ula uses to arise from the deep sea during the yearly planet axis shift to reign her world. The earth date equivalent to her ruling is October 31st, and we all must bow down to Queen Ula of Zarine!
  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation in 150 Buff mixed with white face paint (any will work as long as the base is the same as the foundation, like cream and cream and not cream and grease paint for example)
  • Sugarpill eyeshadow in Tako to set foundation
  • Sugarpill eyeshadow in Home Sweet Home on nose and cheeks
  • Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencils in Pluie, Cote D'Azur and French Lace to create patterns on face 
  • Sugarpill eyeshadows in Mochi, The Inventor, Acid Berry, Velocity, Poison Plum and Lumi to fill in details and add shadows

  • NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean as a base for shadows
  • Sugarpill eyeshadow in Poison Plum on top inner lids
  • Sugarpill eyeshadow in Afterparty blended with Poison Plum
  • Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Corrupt on outer corners, crease and lower lids
  • Sugarpill eyeshadow in 2AM on lower lids
  • Sugarpill Dewdrop false lashes on top lids and Sugarpill V false lashes on bottom lids  
  • White Mesh contact lenses from Pinky Paradise

  • Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Corrupt to contour cheeks
  • Sugarpill eyeshadow in Lumi to highlight

  • Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil in Pluie with Sugarpill eyeshadows in The Inventor patted over outer corners of lips and Mochi and Lumi patted over center of lips

  • Flatback self-adhesive black and white pearls in various sizes applied with lash glue for more reinforcement 


  • DIY using hot glue sticks, head bands and various ocean themed embellishments. If you are interested in a more in depth blog post, please let me know in the comments down below!

I am so proud of this year's Halloween look and I cannot wait to wear it out! I am also really in love with the crown I made and I low-key want to wear it everywhere I go. 

I'm just wearing a black outfit in these photos, but if you're planning on recreating this look for Halloween, I'd recommenced wearing Black Milk's mermaid print clothing (they have leggings, skirts, dresses, etc) or something similar paired with lots of dark ocean/alien themed accessories, black fishnet stockings and dark platform boots. Here's an inspiration board I put together:

DRESS: Mermaid Straps Skater Dress // BlackMilk
STOCKINGS: Fishnet Tights // TopShop
SHOES: Jeffrey Campbell Oil Slick Litas // LoveClothing
NECKLACE: Matte Stick Necklace // TopShop
BRACELET: Shay Black Pearl & Tassel Bracelet // Gilt 
RING: Owen Cocktail Ring in Abalone Shell // Kendra Scott
EARRINGS: Sea Treasure in Black Dangle Earrings // Novica 
Have a fun, safe and spoopy Halloween everyone!


Monday, October 19, 2015

Lancôme DRAMA LIQUI-PENCIL Longwear Eyeliner Review + Masquerade Lace Mask Halloween Look

One of the very first makeup items that became a staple for me was eyeliner, more specifically, black eyeliner pencils. It was what I was known for in high school and I couldn't imagine going a day without it. As much as I loved rocking my eyeliner on both my top and bottom lids, I always ended up looking like a tired panda by the end of the day. No matter what I did, my eyeliner would smudge, fade and crease. Luckily we have many more eyeliner options in this day and age and we have a plethora of different colors, finishes and types of eyeliners to choose from.

Would you believe me if I told you that Lancôme has released an eyeliner collection that offers more than just black, brown and navy liners? Not only that, but these eyeliners are legit. They are intensely pigmented, buttery-smooth, incredibly long-lasting and completely smudge-proof.  Lancôme has been a brand loved by many and for god reason, but has been known as a brand that offered more toned down makeup and geared towards more mature consumers. These eyeliners are a total game changer for Lancôme and eyeliners as a whole!

Available in 16 gorgeous shades in varying finishes (matte, shimmer and metallic). These liners are fragrane-free, paraben-free and sulfate free. 

Some or all products shown in this post may have been provided by the said brand(s) and/or website(s) for potential review and/or use. For more information, please read my DISCLAIMER.

What sets these liners apart from other on the market is that they have the intensity of a liquid liner but in a pencil form which is so easy to use and makes it great for beginners. They are so creamy and easy to blend (but you need to do it quickly because these bad boys set pretty fast and once they do they do not budge). Lancôme claims that these wear for 24 hours and although I personally haven't tested that claim, I seriously do not doubt it because I have never ever tried a pencil that stays on as long as these do. When I first received these in the mail and swatched them, I had stains left over for a few days so I definitely recommend using an oil-based makeup remover to get these off completely. 

I only have two small problems with these eyeliners. The first is that since they are so soft and creamy, the actual product itself breaks off if you use too much force and no matter how much I sharpened them, I could never get them to a sharp point and I would have a lot of product built up in the sharpening blades, which equals wasted product. It's more of a slight annoyance than I problem I guess, because they are still usable and I sometimes even use a small precision brush to apply them. The second one is that no matter what I did, these do not transfer or stay on my waterline! Maybe these are meant to only go on the skin though which is where they obviously perform exceptionally well.

From left to right: Macaron, Soleil, Pacifique, Paradís, Côte D'azur, Parisian Night, Minuit, Ampoulé, Baroque, Brûlée, Embrase, Pluie, Lamé, French Lace, Lumiére and Noir Intense.

I filmed this quick little video to show you just how incredible smudge-proof these eyeliners are. I am rubbing HARD and even after all that rubbing, they do not lose their vibrancy and even the shimmer stays on. Color me impressed!

I wanted to create a Halloween look that could be done with only eyeliner so I decided to create a masquerade-style lace mask. I used various reference photos of lace masks and took inspiration from various ones and I just followed along and created this design. You can make it as intricate or as simple as you'd like! The Lancôme Liqui-Pencils are the perfect product for a Halloween look like this because it will stay put all night long and you don't need to worry whatsoever about it going anywhere! 

Also, I have to add that these liners are totally comfortable to wear and they do not irritate my sensitive eyes at all. They are ophthalmologist-tested so they should be safe for contact wearers as well. 


  • French Lace to trace design, Noir Intense to create design and Lumiere to add shimmering details around mask
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Corrupt
  • Sugarpill Crystalline Lashes on top lash line and Sugarpill Porcelain Lashes on bottom lash line
  • NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copanhagen

If you are interested in these amazing eyeliners, they are sold exclusively at Sephora in stores and online and retail for $23 USD each. There are so many different colors and finishes that you are bound to find a few that you like. I am obsessed with these and I hope Lancôme releases more color in the near future!

Take care!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Somber and Spice - 2015 Fall Makeup Look

To me, autumn is the absolute best time of the year. The weather gets cooler, warm colors start to appear everywhere in nature and fashion as well, and of course, PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING! Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower! I was inspired to create this look after stumbling upon this image of fall foliage. I adore the warm mustard and burgundy shades with pops of moss green, These are some of my favorite colors to wear during this time of year.

  • NYX BB Cream in Nude
  • NYX Mineral "Set It & Don't Fret It" Matte Finishing Powder in Light/Medium

  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean on inner and outer corners of top and bottom lids
  • Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Peach Smoothie above crease and lower lids to help other shadows blend
  • Too Faced eyeshadows in Sexpresso and Chocolate Martini on inner and outer corners of top lids
  • Sugarpill loose eyeshadow in Goldilux applied wet on center of lids with a small amount of Sugarpill eyeshadow in Flamepoint applied on the either side to help blend in with brown shadows
  • Sugarpill eyeshadow in Bulletproof in crease on inner and outer corners as well as lower lash line
  • Mixture of Sugarpill Love+ and Poison Plum eyeshadow above crease and on lower lid
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk on water line with Sugarpill eyeshadows in Midori and Acidberry patted on top
  • Sigma eyeshadow in Versailles on inner corner
  • Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Beaches and Cream on brow bone 

  • Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
  • Colourpop Highlighter in Lunch Money

  • Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in LAX

Take care!


Sunday, September 20, 2015

End of Summer 2015 Favorites

It's that time of year again when the air suddenly becomes crisper, the sun starts setting earlier in the day, and the air begins smelling like pumpkin spice lattes rather than coconuts and sunscreen. It's the end of summer! For some that might a really sad thought, but I'm always excited for the end of summer because my favorite time of the year is finally here...AUTUMN!

I have rounded up some of my favorite products that I used during the summer for you guys including some non-beauty favorites!

Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks in Bumble and Ouiji

If you haven't tried Colourpop's Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick's yet, then you are seriously missing out! They are incredibly pigmented, long lasting and super matte. I loved these during the summer because they seriously stay put. They're perfect for beach days when you want to look a little bit more glam, pool parties, date nights, you name it! Plus, they are only $6! If you don't like the matte look but you want something that won't budge, you can always apply a coordinated lip gloss over these. 

Bumble is a dusty warm terracotta that is the perfect everyday color for me and Ouiji is a super bright coral red that I love wearing with warm bronzed skin and eyes.

Colourpop Highlighter in Lunch Money

I'm new to the highlighting game so I haven't tried too many products, but I really like this one from Colourpop! It has a soft, light gold color, shines from a mile away and lasts for hours.

NYC Bronzer in Sunny:

This bronzer works so well for my light skin and doesn't make me look like I smothered cheeto dust on my face! It's a nice, neutral shade of brown that isn't too dark and it blends nicely into the skin. I also love that it's only $3 and can be found in most drugstores.

NYX Mineral "Set It & Don't Fret It" Matte Finishing Powder in Light/Medium:

You know, I am really mad at myself for not trying this finishing powder sooner. Where has it been all my life?! I have oily skin and I've always struggled finding a powder that not only does it's job at setting foundation, but one that also keeps me matte throughout the day without looking powdery or cakey. The powder is really finely milled so when it's applied it almost seems like it melts into your skin. I absolutely love it! 

I have naturally normal-thick and straight hair that tends to go frizzy and static-ky like there is no tomorrow, especially in the summer. The Redken Frizz Dismiss line has been a total life saver for my hair to help keep it smooth. I wash my hair every three days and even between washes my hair stayed mostly frizz free. What's cool about this line is that there are four levels 4 of smoothing and humidity protection for all hair types - from fine to coarse. For example, I use level 20 for most of the products (they range from 10-40). You can pretty much customize them for you hair needs. It's also sulfate-free and sodium chloride-free which is great and is also safe for chemically straightened hair. Redken claims that Frizz Dismiss gives you up to 82% less frizz after one use. I don't know how accurate that is, but after using this line for about a month now, I have noticed a difference. The smell of these are great; they remind me of being in a fancy salon! The shampoo lathers up nicely and the conditioner is on the thick side which I prefer. The lotion spray is great for applying to damp hair before styling. I feel like it helps keep the frizz at a minimum whilst styling.

I tend to lighten my hair quite a bit in the summer and while I love the look it gives me, I hate how dry, lackluster and thirsty my hair becomes after bleaching. I also style my hair with hot tools regularly and that takes quite a toll on my hair as well. So when I was contacted by Proganix to try out their Quench Collection, I was so grateful for the perfect timing! Proganix's Quench line has a unique supercharged blend with hydrating coconut water, power-packed with electrolytes and lightweight coconut oil that helps hydrates your hair and leaves it feeling silky and smelling amazing. If you love the smell of coconuts as much as I do, you'll definitely enjoy this. Both the shampoo and conditioner are thick, smooth and creamy and I could immediately tell the difference in softness in my hair in the shower. I could completely comb my fingers though and my parched hair was definitely QUENCHED! I really like how this hydrates my hair without weighing it down. It feels moisturized, healthy, soft and bouncy. I use the moisture balm after showering and let it sit in my hair overnight. I then I apply the leave-in treatment before styling to ensure hydration all day. I'm in love with this stuff and I will definitely be repurchasing!

Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Oil - 100% USDA Organic 

Many people ask me what my #1 recommended beauty product is, and I have to say that hands down, it is 100% argan oil. It has done miracles for my skin and knowing that it is all natural and organic makes it even better. I like to call it "liquid gold." Some people might be apprehensive about applying oil to their skin, especially if they are on the oily side like me, but believe me, it's outstanding what this does for my skin. My skin has never been better, and I have tried many different products from all end of the price spectrum. Most oily skin is oily because it lacks moisture so the skin tries to make up for it by creating more oil. Argan oil is ridiculously hydrating so overtime, it actually helps combat oily skin!  It is a true skin super food, and is rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and proteins to battle fine lines, plump and boost cell regeneration. This particular argan oil is lightweight and easily absorbs into my skin. It's also a multi-use product! I also use it on my hair, body and cuticles. This is a must have in my beauty regimen!

When I'm too lazy to properly take off my makeup at the end of the day, these handy wipes come to the rescue! They work well enough to remove even waterproof makeup and the Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks as well! The cloths are soft and gentle on my sensitive skin. These wipes get everything off without leaving my face red and irritated. 

Yankee Candle 2-Wick Candle in Pink Sands 

I LOVE this candle so much for the summer. It smells absolutely divine; a bright mix citrus, sweet florals and spicy vanilla. It makes me feel like I'm relaxing in the Bahamas!

I admit it, I am a Starbucks addict (my go to drink is a Venti black iced tea, sweetened with no water). I also love mugs and Starbucks always have gorgeous anniversary mugs. I try to collect them as much as I can. This years is probably my favorite! It's inspired by their siren's tail, featuring a grey reactive glaze and sparkling gold details.

I have always been an avid alternative rock fan, but something has come over me lately - actually, more like someone, and that someone is The Weeknd, more specifically his new album, Beauty Behind the Madness. His music is passionate, infectious and incredibly catchy. It's a blend of  PBR&B, and pop. He reminds me of a modern Michael Jackson and I'm just so infatuation with his music right now! 

I hope you're all doing well and had a wonderful summer! What are your end of summer favorites? Let me know in the comment below!