Cruise/Back to School Shopping Haul

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This post is long over due… My 7-day cruise is steadily approaching (September! Whoohoo!), so I’ve been trying to buy things that I could wear for it. Not to mention school is starting back up in August, so I also took this as an opportunity to do a little back-to-school shopping. I went to thrift stores and department stores.

I’m not going to go too much into detail like I usually do with posts like these… Also, a lot of wrinkled clothes so brace yourself lol.
But anyway, on with it!

Here are the things I got from the Thrift Store:

(I noticed in the photos a lot of the dresses/tops look short. Which is my fault, weird angle I took the photos in.)

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I don’t like this dress lol. I thought I would, but uh.. no. I’m going to cut it in half. Turn the top into a crop top and the bottom into a skirt.

(again, sorry for weird photo angle) Here are the things I got from the Department stores (Belk, Rue 21, Marshall’s, etc.):

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I like this dress a lot, it looked ugly to me hung up on the hanger, but I decided to give it a chance and it’s actually reallllyyy cute on!

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I’m thinking of selling this dress, maybe on eBay or something. It’s a size Medium, I couldn’t find a small, but I thought I could get away with this… I was wrong lol. It’s too big :/

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Adventure Time Nail Art

Hey everyone, I just finished my nails! I did an Adventure Time theme, and while it was really fun to do… It wasn’t easy. So, while its not the most perfect, I’m still pretty proud of what I’ve done! :P Aside from some nail polishes, I only used acrylic paint and a brush.

(And I know, I need to clean up my right hand, but I’m giving it time to dry first!! :P)

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Shades of Foundation

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These days, there are many different foundation shades to match our various beautiful skintones. Although you may have a foundation that matches your tone, I think it’s still beneficial to have very light shades and very dark shades in your collection.

1. You can mix shades to create new ones (Shades to better match your true skintone)

2. You can use darker shades for contouring points of your face

3. You can use lighter shades for highlighting points of your face.

4. You get darker in the summer and lighter in the winter, so your shade may change a little- meaning your original foundation isn’t going to match you all year long. (Unless you live somewhere, where the weather is consistent all year)

I’ve have a small collection of different foundation brands (at least compared to others!), about 12+

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Here’s a photo of (some) the range of shades that I have.

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Here I ran my finger down the middle so you can see how mixing the shades can create a new one:

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Looks like between 4 and 5 would match my arm the best, huh?

 

I know how difficult it is finding the right foundation. But the next time you accidentally buy a foundation that is a couple shades too light or too dark, don’t get upset, throw it out, or give it away. Add it into your collection because you can definitely still use it!

Fashion Don’ts

Hello ladies and gents.

I’ve been wanting to make this post for a while.

Some people are just totally clueless when it comes to fashion, and don’t realize what they’re wearing makes them look ridiculous. Of course, if you happen to do any of the fashion don’ts I’m about to list…. Well….*I* believe you should cut it out, but hey, at the end of the day you can wear whatever the fuck you want. You think people don’t give me stares and shit when they see me dressed “different”? I simply don’t care… but yeah, still- just know that if I saw you on the street or somewhere, you’d get a huge sideeye from me.

So, let me help you.

1. Sunglasses at night: Stop doing this! It’s stupid! They’re called SUNglasses for a reason. You just end up looking like a douche-bag. I remember I was going to a nightclub with this girl… She picked me up in her ride and when I got in,  I noticed she had on her sunglasses. I guess she thought she looked coool (SIKE)… Unfortunately she couldn’t even see shit while she was driving. We were even 20 mins late to the club because she read the exits or signs. Needless to say, I haven’t been out with her again (not unless the keys are in my hands)… I’d like to live another 20, 30 years, thanks.

2. Sagging pants: Disgusting. Nobody wants to see your undergarments and nobody wants to see your ass. You look plain ridiculous trying to walk and balance your pants at the same time. Can you even run? If a dude approached me with his pants under his ass I wouldn’t give him the time of day. Also, ladies, nobody wants to see your thong straps… Well, maybe some sleazeball dudes. Have fun with that. Hah, no- Put a damn belt on.

3. Wrong size: Just about anyone can pull off an “over-sized” or “baggy” look… if it’s done right. But not many can pull off wearing clothes that are too small. I hate how messy and bummy someone can look, walking out of the house with some huge top or bottom. What the hell were you thinking? And wearing something too small is even worse. If your clothes shrunk in the wash, give it up, give it away. You do want to be able to breathe, don’t you? So, how about trying on your clothes before buying them..

4. Chipped Nail polish: My mom always said to me, “Put it on, or take it off.” Because it’s not cute. If your nail polish is chipping, take that shit off and re-do it. It’s not edgy, or grungy, or whatever. It’s just tacky.

5. Mixing prints: Many people like this… I do not. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes it works… But I rarely see it done to a point where I’m like, “Oh! I really like that! I need to try it!” For example, wearing a floral skirt with a striped top? What? What the hell are you doing with your life?

6. Dresses/skirts layered over denim/leggings: This is one of the ugliest trends I’ve ever seen. No one can pull this off (unless you’re like 5 years old!) I thought it died and I’d never have to witness it again after I graduated high school… Boy, was I wrong.

7. Panty lines: Skirt or pants that reveal the outline of your panties. Embarrassing! Put on a thong, and don’t give that, “They’re uncomfortable.” bullshit. This is what they’re made for, dammit!

8. Exposed bra: Sometimes this works, if it’s a really cute bra and it helps add flare to the outfit… but that’s rare. Make sure your bra straps and everything is covered.

9. Sock with Sandals: Take those fucking socks off! And that’s all I’m going to say!

10. Formal attire with sneakers: Sneakers aren’t formal. Fail! I remember a lot of fools doing this on prom night. No. Just, no. Some people just try waaaay too hard. Please wear the right shoes with formal attire, this isn’t cute or edgy. Just makes you look immature and goofy.