Candle: Strawberry Lemon Ice

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It is kinda funny I snapped a pic of this candle on snow because the scent is so summer-ish. That is the perfect scent for this time of year though, because you can shut your eyes and pretend it’s warm and pleasant instead of horribly cold and numbing.

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This is one of my fave. at the moment. It fills up the whole house and stays in the air well after it is blown out. It has a good mixture of lemon and strawberry. It isn’t too sickeningly sweet smelling, which I have dealt with with past Yankee Candles. I know it’s probably full of chemicals, but it’s a really refreshing scent that smells like real fruit.

Review: Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick

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So it’s been a little while since I got all of my Jeffree Star lip stuff. I am still really into his brand, I love the look and the feel of his product overall.

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What do you think? Pink is so fun, but neutral is so chic!

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Top photo, lip color is Queen Supreme, lower photo color is Androgyny.

Let’s get down to it. I really, really love the smooth application of his lipsticks, but I wish that the wand was a little smaller. The tip is made for people with larger lips, so if you have a petite mouth you will have to be very careful as to not smear it every where! Kylie has a better wand I believe, and so does Tarte, and Kat Von D. However I like the fact that his do not peel or flake like Kylie’s seem to do so easily.

You can eat with this on, as long as you are extremely careful about not touching anything greasy or wet to your mouth. That is pretty much how all these brands are. Anything oily or really liquidy is a no-go. Don’t even lick your lips! The best one to eat with is probably Tarte, because it doesn’t flake off and look so horrible, it just subtly rubs a little, and certain days it seems to not even budge because it’s so super creamy. I have had some luck with eating with Kat Von D’s, as long as I am very careful. Really depends on the food. One time I ate a cupcake with Kat Von D’s matte liquid lip stick and none came off!

I love that Jeffree star’s liquid matte colors are vivid and light weight on your lips, they aren’t drying, they aren’t too creamy, or too cracky/flaky/peely, it is a nice in between as long as you keep it dry. The pigments are very true to color unlike Kylie’s have been for me. I wish that I could layer Jeffree’s a little more, because sometimes the pigment looks a bit opaque. And honestly, I could do without the chemically smell his seem to have. All the other brands smell pretty nice to me.

I cannot think of anything else right now. I am very pleased with his colors and the way they go on/ stay on in general. I also have one of his plain lipsticks that comes in the old fashioned lipstick form, and it has glitter in it which looks incredible layered over a velour lipstick. I will have to save that more another post though!!

Hair of the Day: Hot Cross Bun

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I made up this updo, well, at least I made up the name for it! Isn’t that cute!? I know, I am sure a lot of people do a tuck and twist type of bun. It’s so easy though and can be fancified with a hairbow or headband! Just put your hair in a high pony tail, tuck it into itself, fold it out to make it fuller and round like a doughnut, and use a couple bobby pins. That is all you need to know honestly. You really don’t need the little foam structure or a sock to make a cute bun. I went to a local pizza joint with this little doo.

See how it kind of crosses itself? Oh yes, my lipstick is Lolita by Kat Von D, eye shadow is from the Urban Decay Electric Palette. Smiling cloud earrings from Atomic Lace on Etsy.

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Photos by Duncan Madaris Hill, but they were taken with my Nikon, which is crappy compared to all of his nice ones!

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Review: Hunter Boots

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A while back I ordered these bad boys and they were featured in an earlier post called “Shoes of the Day: Hunter Boots” If you would take a moment and check that.

Soooo, I would have to say that I recommend these boots for everybody. They are super comfy and pretty and easy to walk in. They don’t rub your foot like some rubbers. They don’t feel like your foot is moving back and forth inside the shoe either. They feel very stable and they aren’t too tight with big fuzzy socks, even though they are┬á US 5/6 in size! They are equipped with reflectors on the back in case you’re walking or sledding or whatever on a dreary day. They are the best for milder, rainy weather because they are not insulated with anything to keep you warm in the cold snow or icy conditions. I really dig that I have not scuffed them yet! I just wish these were taller, but besides that I don’t have any complaints.

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Shoes of the Day: Tieks by Gavrieli

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Over the holidays I got a pair of flats, which I must admit, is a FIRST for me. I don’t believe I have really had a pair of cute flats since high school. I usually wear heels, wedges, boots with platforms, etc. The reason I finally broke down and accepted a pair of flats into my life is because these are special. What I mean is that these are not just any flat shoes! They are not only delicately beautiful and handcrafted with Italian leather, but they are also the only orthopedic flat shoes that I know about! Yes, they have arch support and are great for traveling, standing, any activity on your feet. I got these for work since I am a hair stylist, AKA: a slave to standing.

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It snows here like once a year so I took advantage of this opportunity. However, I wouldn’t advise anybody to walk in snow with these babies unless you want frostbite. I’m sure the snow isn’t great for the quality of the genuine leather either! I will be sure to post a review of Tieks once I have broken them in and can accurately get a feel for what they offer my tootsies!

Review:Estee Lauder Luxe Body Creme

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Right now this is on the top of my list as far as lotions go. And trust me- I have a ton of lotions. It is hard to use them all up because often times the scents are so strong, you have to be in the mood to wear them. This lotion is great because there isn’t much of a scent to deal with, if you can smell anything from it, it is almost a light Sprite scent (Yes like the soft drink. Don’t ask! See for yourself!) It is super thick in consistency, it doesn’t itch or burn sensitive skin, and it really hydrates. I use it on my hands before I leave for work and sometimes before bed.

New: Pyro Pet Reindeer

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This was one of the main things I asked for this Christmas season. I have seen these online the past few years, and because of my love for candles, I figured it is a hot item for me! So finally.. I have my paw on the Pyro Pet..

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Meet Dyri, the lovable geometric deer candle. You may be asking yourself.. “but why hasn’t he a face?” Well, he is so plain because people like myself purchase these cute wax statues to watch them burn. Quite literally, once he melts down for 24 hours, he will be a gnarly goldish metal skeleton!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait. Once I get him melted down, I will snap a photo and write a post. ­čÖé Stay tuned. Not only do I have a blue one, I also have a white one at my bf’s house. I am curious to see if they will look the same underneath. Muahahhaha. If they are cool enough, I plan to keep them around as decor!

Outfit of the Day: Fur Vest and Wrap Choker

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I am still really digging this outfit because it’s just oh so sleek. Sometimes by the time I get around to posting about certain garments, I am plumb sick of seeing them. Lol. I wore this out to dinner on my birthday to a Japanese steak house. They asked me to do a chicken dance in order to receive a piece of cake.. which I obliged. Luckily, I am not easily embarrassed… Haha!!

This outfit is appealing for anybody  because of the vertical striping, the long line of the boot, and the elongated choker necklace strings help to draw the eye up and down as well. The vest is irreversible btw!

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Vest and leggings are Victoria’s Secret PINK, oxford is Victoria’s Secret, and so is the long gray tank. Boots from Wish. Wrap necklace was a gift. Jeffree Star lips in Androgyny.

Makeup of the Day: Jeffree Star Cosmetics

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I have been meaning to check out Mr. Star’s lipsticks for a couple years. I have been a fan of his since the Myspace days and before he was really that famous at all. Finally, for my birthday this year I got some goodies to try out. I received one lipstick in the shade Beauty Pageant, and four velour liquid lipsticks in the following shades: Androgyny, Leo, Prom Night, Doll Parts, and Queen Supreme.

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I haven’t been using them for too long, but I will make sure to write up a nice little review shortly! I am wearing Queen Supreme above, which is my fave. at the moment.

Trending Accessories

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I love cuteness. Anything adorable.. consider my name on it. I love garters and knee socks because they are so cute and fun to wear. In the first photo I am wearing some new baby pink leather garters with small metal spikes and hearts in the center. I purchased them from Wish.com and they are perf. (So far I have gotten several things from Wish and it’s all been exactly what I wanted and good quality) I have wanted them for years because I always see them when I am looking at fashion online.I know that some people wear them with shorts, but I wore mine under a skirt and with stockings.

The knee socks were given to me as a gift, and they are just a throwback to sports socks. Honestly they make me think of athletic wear of the 80’s because I used to watch Three’s Company and I am pretty sure Janet had some like this. If not, I am thinking of something else from that era. Regardless, they are very sportswear chic. I wore these out with a tunic, chucks, and a baseball hat to give it that grunge, careless vibe.