Gallery Mondays: Amber Forever

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Today I said goodbye to my first apartment in East Harlem, so I thought it would be fitting to feature this mural I saw in the neighborhood recently.

It’s such a tropical and vibrant mural with a butterfly,  birds, and bright colors. Sponsored by KFC and Amber Charter School, the mural fits in so well with the community of East Harlem.

I’m not completely sure but it appears that the mural was created by
National Council de la Raza.

Adieu, East Harlem…

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Green Tree Jewelry Review & Giveaway

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*I received these earrings complimentary from Green Tree Jewelry. All views are my own.

As you may remember from two posts (1 | 2) a while back, Green Tree Jewelry‘s eco-friendly wood cut earrings have been on my radar for quite some time. Their designs are super cute and diverse, so when they contacted me about reviewing some more of their earrings I couldn’t say no!

I was sent three pairs of earrings: Pineapple Earrings, Ocean Pearl Earrings, and Profile Sugar Skull Earrings. ┬áLet’s get reviewing!

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Wardrobe Wednesdays: Kate Moss in Turkey

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Don’t we all wish we were Kate Moss right now?

A few days ago, the British supermodel was spotted in Turkey with British Vogue’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful wearing a black swimsuit embellished with a gold trim.

I’m really digging this whole one-shoulder look. It’s very chic and subtly playful.

Below is the original swimsuit Kate Moss wore (marked with *) and an alternative to help you copy her poolside vacay style!

Swimsuit:

1. Net-a-Porter, $300.00 *

2. Macy’s, $140.00

 

Fan Art Fridays: Lana Del Rey

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Elizabeth Grant’s, erm, Lana Del Rey’s new album, Lust for Life was released today, and boy, is it one sultry 16-track album.

I just can’t get enough of her voice sometimes!

My favorite track on the album is the title track, “Lust for Life,” featuring another crooner fave The Weeknd. There’s so much intense imagery and repetition in the lyrics, which I’ve always really loved about Lana Del Rey’s music.

To celebrate Lust for Life, let’s enjoy this piece of Lana Del Rey fan art by Brazilian illustrator Will Costa┬áthat I found on Facebook. It has just the right amount of playful cartoon characteristics mixed with real human qualities. He captures Lana’s lips and eyes perfectly!

See more of Will Costa’s work on Facebook and watch the music video for “Lust for Life“.

 

Maybelline Brow Drama VoxBox #MNYBrows

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*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

A few weeks ago, Influenster sent me the Maybelline Brow Drama VoxBox. I just got around to testing the awesome eyebrow products in the box, which are the Shaping Chalk Powder and Brow Precise Micro Pencil by Maybelline New York. Both products are in the shade Deep Brown.

As someone with thick eyebrows, I tend to spend a lot of time during my normal makeup routine trying to make sure that my brows look normal. And by normal, I mean sans noticeable eyebrow hair gaps (ho do those even end up happening?!) and not sticking out every which way.

I’ve only ever used eyebrow gels and pencils that can be sharpened, so this chalk powder and retractable pencil experience was very new to me.

Here’s what my eyebrows look like without any product (they are combed though, so as not to scare you away):

Before using either Maybelline eyebrow product. Notice the awkward unevenness on my right eyebrow -__-

I used the Shaping Chalk Powder first, and I was very impressed at how well it worked. At first I started to panic because I felt like the powder would make a mess. Then once I swept it over my brows, the color looked waaaayyyy too light.

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However, it started to blend in a couple of seconds and I actually kind of liked how natural it looked!

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My eyebrows after using Maybelline Brow Drama Shaping Chalk Powder

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Next up was the Brow Precise Micro Pencil. It comes with an eyebrow comb on one end and the pencil on the other. I wasn’t too impressed with the eyebrow comb because I felt that it didn’t really help tame my brows enough. The pencil does live up to its name though!

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My eyebrows after using Maybelline Brow Precise Micro Pencil

The pencil’s thinness made it very easy to fill in any gaps in my eyebrows. I felt way more comfortable using this product as opposed to the shaping chalk.

Overall, I’d recommend the Maybelline Brow Precise Micro Pencil to anyone who deals with sparseness or gaps in their eyebrows on a regular basis. If you’re going for a more natural look, the Maybelline Brow Drama Shaping Chalk Powder is the way to go.