The Best Holiday Party Outfits (By Brand)

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 Quite a bold statement there, isn’t it? While these outfits might not be everyone’s cup of tea, these were my favorite pieces from holiday collections this year. My favorite time of year is fall and winter, and when the best stores bring out holiday stuff, I go crazy. These are my five favorite brands and I wanted to show you how I would put together a party look for each one! Each one has a different feel for a different type of person or party. But each of them have adorable pieces that I feel like I NEED in my closet!
Kate Spade Holiday Party

 

Anthropologie Holiday Party

 

Madewell Holiday Party

 

Zara Holiday Party

 

Modcloth Holiday Party

 

As you can see, I added a few pieces that weren’t from the brands so that you could imagine how to incorporate things you may already own into the party outfit. While I love them all, I think my favorite is Modcloth. I’ve been the biggest fan of them lately and they have amazing sales going on right now! But since these are all my favorite stores, they all feel very close to my heart.
Which was you favorite party look?
-Heather

Naughty Or Nice Tag

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#1) Brussels Sprouts…Naughty or Nice?

Definitely naughty. Are these like a Christmas thing? I don’t think anyone eats these, especially around Christmas.

#2) Christmas Pudding…Naughty or Nice?

I know this is an English Christmas tradition so I have to be honest and say I’ve never had it. But from watching Zoella’s vlogs I think it isn’t that appetizing. My mom lived in London for like 3 years and she said it wasn’t that good. But we have our own Christmas desserts that I love like chocolate pie and peppermint bark. I love watching Hello October’s vlogs and she has Christmas pudding pajamas which are absolutely adorable. Maybe one day I’ll try it, but for now it’s naughty. 

#3) Christmas Songs…Naughty or Nice?

Absolutely nice! My mom had a Christmas concert last weekend and I’ve been non-stop listening to Christmas carols ever since.

#4) Mulled Wine…Naughty or Nice?

I haven’t ever tried this since it isn’t as popular in America. But my mom said it was delicious so I’ll go with nice. I think most Christmas wines are nice around this time. 

#5) Christmas Movies…Naughty or Nice?

I’ve been watching Christmas movies since November 1st, so this is a nice. I can’t help it, I just love getting in the mood for this magical time. I just watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation last night, and it’s a classic. My favorite Christmas movie of all time is Elf.

#6) Christmas Lights…Naughty or Nice?

This is a big huge nice! I actually have Christmas lights up all year round since I pick out cute ones that go with other things throughout the year.

#7) The Queens Speech on Christmas Day…Naughty or Nice?

I asked my mom once again who told me this is a nice. I suppose it’s a good gesture from the royal family and I’m guessing it’s a bigger deal in England. I don’t think Obama does any little speech for us does he? That shows how informed I am on Christmas Speeches Via President. Maybe this year I’ll watch the Queen’s speech.

#8) The Decorations…Naughty or Nice?

This is a pretty obvious nice!

#9) Christmas Shopping…Naughty or Nice?

I’ll be diplomatic and say naughty and nice because I love picking gifts out for people, but the crowds of people give me a lot of anxiety in busy places!

#10) Christmas Jumpers…Naughty or Nice?

100% nice! I’ve been non-stop been wearing jumpers and sweaters since it’s freezing where I live. Not only are the cute and fun for the holidays, but they keep you soo warm. My favorites are one’s with woodland animals on them. I hope I get more as presents this year.

 

This was such a fun little tag to do as it’s less than a week till Christmas! I won’t tag anyone, but I originally saw this on Katie’s blog Plus+Beauty and couldn’t wait to do it myself. If you see this and feel like spreading some holiday cheer, go ahead and do it! I’m aware this is probably a British tag but it’s fun to explore other people’s traditions too. I’ll now be looking up what the deal with brussels sprouts are…

How are your weeks? Are you excited for Christmas?

-Heather

Holiday Lookbook 2014

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This is my first ever lookbook. I wanted to do one that would fit ideas for holiday outfits! I’ve put below by picture what pieces and products are shown.

1.  Dr. Brandt’s BB Cream, e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadow (Enchanted), Pacifica All Natural Moisture Lip Tint (Sugared Fig & Vanilla Hibiscus)

2. BDG High Waisted Jeans

3. Eshakti Custom Dress, Coat From Macy’s, Kate Spade Tights, Dolce Vita Shoes, Forever 21 Hat

4. Forever 21 Bird Blouse, H&M Circle Skirt, Kate Spade Tights, Asos Boots

5. Neutrogena Cream Cleanser, P.F. Candle Co. Soy Candle (No. 10: Sweet Grapefruit)

6. Guess Wool Jacket, BDG Jeans, Liberty Edition Vans, BDG Paisley Scarf

 

 

November Makeup Look Featuring Be A Bombshell, It Cosmetics, & Starlooks

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I’m doing my November Ipsy bag makeup look today. This is the makeup I wore yesterday for a day spent with family and friends and just generally hanging out. As you can see, there isn’t a picture of the lipgloss. That’s because the light wasn’t very good and I couldn’t get a good picture!

As for the Be a Bombshell eye base, I’ve been experimenting with a couple ways to wear it. Since I’m so pale, I can really use it as a cream eyeshadow instead of a buildable base color. I tried using it in my crease and building on it and that worked well too! But for this look, I simply used an ivory shadow all over the lids and then used the eye base as an eyeshadow and really coated it everywhere below my crease. Then, I took a dark brown and lined around my eyes and under my eyes for a smoky looking liner.

I also smudged a little black pencil liner into that brown eyeshadow “liner” do deepen the look. It looked very nice for winter makeup because it’s a lot softer than the bold liquid liner.

As for the concealer, I haven’t been using it the way I should be! I know this very popular concealer is usually used for under eye correction. But since it’s a bit dark for under my eyes and also kind of sticky, I use it to lightly cover any spots on my face.

The lipgloss that is sadly not pictured has been on my lips all week. I used to with so many makeup looks because it’s a perfect neutral-pink shade that compliments a wide range of skin tones and eye colors. It is a bit thick, so I wish the sample was slightly bigger. It also smells so good!

I hope all of you who celebrate Thanksgiving had a great one, and that everyone is staying safe and happy during this time of year! I have a November favorites coming up to show you that I’m excited about, as well as an outfit post. I imagine everyone is sipping eggnog and staying cozy together. Have a great week!

-Heather

Ipsy Bag November 2014

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glossHello everyone,

I’m sure you’ve noticed I went a little crazy with the Christmas decor. I can’t help it, I’m just so excited for the holidays! I got my Ipsy bag a couple days ago (I was at school so I didn’t get it sent to me there) and I have to say I’m really impressed! I know it Cosmetics is really big right now and a bunch of Youtubers I watch are using their stuff, so I’m happy to get a sample, even if it’s small and much to dark for my skin tone. The scrub is also very impressive, I used it already twice and I love how it makes my face feel! The hairspray also smells delicious.

I’ll be posting a makeup look using these items very soon. Here was last months Ipsy post!

Also, I got a new camera. I’m so pleased with the quality of the pictures!

-Heather

50 Awesome Holiday Nail Art Ideas (There’s Something for Everyone!): Girls in the Beauty Department: glamour.com

50 Awesome Holiday Nail Art Ideas (There’s Something for Everyone!): Girls in the Beauty Department: glamour.com.

Hey guys, sorry for the absence lately!!! Holidays are oh so busy…

Anyway I found awesome nail ideas from Glamour (whom I LOVE) and thought I would share it with you. There are some easy ideas and polishes, as well as some more advanced designs. Give me some feedback, and have a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! (If I don’t post tomorrow) And of course, for anyone not celebrating Christmas, have a wonderful holiday season as well

Thanks everyone!

-Heather

Item of the Day!

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Hey everyone! This beautiful item is one from mod cloth.com, a great website for vintage-y clothing!!

This is great for a Christmas or New Years dress.The top is sequin and the bottom has a band with black tulle-like material that flows out.

It is $69.99 and there are only two left!! They are smalls. http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/arabesque-and-brightest-dress

Pick it up, or get one similar for the season! And please give me feedback 🙂

Christmas Cookies!

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Hello Everyone! Here are my cookies in a little festive slideshow 🙂

The cookies were made with a Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix, and the frosting was all done homemade with confectionary sugar, milk, and butter. Very standard recipes, the reason they came out so good was I cut them with a cookie cutter a little thick. A little under and inch!

Enjoy!