Shop Fall Booties Under $100

Image from Urban Outfitters 

Image from Urban Outfitters 

       "Under $100" posts are one of my favorite things to share with you guys because honestly I try to stick to it in real life. Unless it is something that I know is for a special event or I will wear it more than ten times I try to keep it under $100. My college budget appreciates this and I think yours will too! I rounded up my favorite booties for fall all under $100 just click on the image to shop them below.


Essence Makeup: Swatches and Review

The other day a package showed up at my door from Essence Makeup to celebrate the launch of their new website! Instead of just sharing an Instagram shot with you guys I wanted to give you a good review of what I was sent and my overall views on the brand as I have received some product from them before.

First a little disclaimer: I am by no means a makeup expert in fact I suck at makeup. I look for a product that gets the job done easy and cheap (sorry I just can't justify $80 blush - I just can't). So this company caught my eye because it is SO affordable online and at Target and a few of their products are something I use daily! Now for my review:

I love extreme volume mascara ($4.99)

I am the girl who gets hooked on one mascara and I have a hard time straying from it so for me trying this out was a big task. My immediate thoughts were that the volume claim held up. My lashes were bold, but I was disappointed when an hour into the day I had black under my eyes. I gave it another try and layered my Covergirl waterproof mascara on top and it held up a little better! Overall it was worth the money but required a little doctoring.

Silky Touch Blush in Adorable ($2.99)

As I am typing this I am still in shock at the price of this product. I LOVE this blush - the silky touch claim followed through. It is soft and creamy but still a powder! It also just blends like a dream. This color is a little light for my skin tone but I can't wait to pick up another shade.

Liquid Ink Eyeliner ($2.99)

When I went to find the exact product I had received on their site/Target's site I couldn't which is leaving me a little confused (??) but I am guessing the product I linked it the same thing just different packaging. Like mascara, I am stuck on one liquid eyeliner pen that I have repurchased so many times. In the image below you can see this eyeliner is BLACK like it is seriously so pigmented. The problem I have with this product is it takes forever to dry down and if you aren't patient (like I am not) then it will probably smudge everywhere.

Longlasting Lipstick in Blush my Lips ($2.99)

This was the most disappointing product to me and I think it has to do with the fact that making a lipstick that 1) stays on and 2) is pigmented costs more than $2.99 (I know sometimes life just isn't fair). In the swatch, you can see this lipstick is pretty patchy and takes a lot of work to get on. Once I was wearing it the creamy formula just slid around too much for my liking - I need something that requires no touching up and this was not that.

Overall I love this brand and a lot of the products, but be weary because not every makeup product can be made affordable and still work as good as your high-end products! Have you guys tried Essence before?


How to: Decorate Any Space with Small Accents

       Last week I showed you how I styled my new jewelry from Crystal Joys Co (you can find that post here) and today I am sharing how they inspired me to re-vamp my space with accent pieces. Just adding a few new touches really changed the look of my space - especially my new T.V. console! My style is very laid back but I love bohemian accents like crystals and succulents. I tried to link as many items as I could with the pictures but there will be a full apartment tour coming soon! YAY! 

Bookshelf Ikea // Bookends Crystal Joys // Marble tray Wayfair 

[ Tip: Ikea is a great place to find simple pieces like this bookshelf! ]

Succulents Target // Coasters Chrystal Joys // Dog bed Target

[ Tip: "Pot" succulents in baskets for a cool and laid back feel ]

Money Jar Ankit // Crystal Lamp Crystal Joys // Candle slate Crystal Joys

[ Tip: These frames were from the dollar store! I just spray painted them gold ]

[ Tip: Stack books and magazines instead of standing them up ]


Score Affordable Fall Fashion Under $100

September has come in with a bang and by bang, I mean tons of amazing fall pieces just hit stores (the online kind in particular) and I went on a search to not only find you guys my favorite pieces but also ones that are on sale for under $100. Therefor,e not only are you going to be the most fashionable person this season but now you are going to get it done on a budget. These are all pieces that will build your wardrobe so spending the extra money for the quality is worth it!

To me this season is all about rich neutrals like brown, deep wine and chambray. A little texture like fringe booties or a suede bag can go a long way to refresh your classic t-shirt and jeans! All of these pieces work together but can be pulled apart to create countless looks with items you already own!