Friday, August 15, 2014

Back To School With Mariposa Couture

Hey guys! One of my favorite clothing brands, Mariposa Couture, just came out with their new back to school collection, and I'm loving everything in this new line! Mariposa Couture prides themselves on having gorgeous clothes without the high price tag. Nearly everything in their whole shop is $25 or less! Mariposa means butterfly in Spanish, and Mariposa Couture sees their name as a metaphor for a girl earning her wings, as displayed in their logo. They just sent me one of my favorite pieces to review for you guys, their Striped Long Sleeve Knit Top


This is a simple striped top that's absolutely perfect for the fall months. One of my favorite things about it is the simplicity of the top but the touch of elegance from the crochet applique going over the shoulders.

This top is a great choice for back to school because it fits any dress code, is comfy and stylish, and makes the perfect outfit to kick off your week.
Mariposa Couture is also running a coupon code! The code is MYSTYLE, and all you have to do is enter it at checkout to get $5 off your next purchase! Make sure to check out the rest of the back to school collection by visiting mariposacouture.com and following them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Looks Collection By One Direction

Hey guys! For the One Direction obsessors out there, I can't wait to share this post! A few weeks ago, I announced in the 1D Makeup Giveaway post that I was collaborating with One Direction to kick-start their new makeup line, The Looks Collection. I was so excited to be working with One Direction to release this amazing new line, and I can't wait to share it with you! Let's get started!

The first item in this collection is the Last First Kiss lipstick. I had pretty low expectations for this lipstick because I'm usually not a lipstick person. They always seem to dry out my lips, and I end up wiping it off and exchanging it for chapstick. I had a very pleasant surprise with this lipstick because it was exactly the opposite. It was extremely moisturizing, and the color looked perfect! It doesn't show up quite as vibrant as the color initially portrays, and it gives your lips a fresh, natural looking tint.
Now for the next lip product, the Liquilights Glow Gloss. I was very curious about this one. This lip gloss is unique because it glows in UV light! It's also a shimmer gloss, so it glows in and out of the light! The color is a pale orange that gives your lips a really sweet look, living up to its name, Kiss You.
Now for the nail polish in this set! This polish is called Live While We're Young, and it's a glittery, fun sparkle polish to put over base color. It's made for long wear and quick drying, just what a girl needs on the go! I tried this varnish over classic black nails, and it completely took the color to the next level. I really love the awesome texture and random look it gives. 
Next is the stencil set for yourself, your friends, or anything! Put the stencil down and fill in the empty spaces to get the exact shape you want. These are great for taking things like school supplies to the next level!

Now it's time to head over to the eye products! First off is the I Wish chubby eye pencil. This can be used in your crease as a bold shadow or along your waterline as a liner. The soft brown gives a really natural, smooth finish that goes perfectly with the eyeshadow palette next!
This eyeshadow contains five soft colors: 

  1. Back For You is a natural, nude color that's perfect for highlighting your brow or just lightening up the look.
  2. Change My Mind is one of my favorite colors in this palette. It's a really sweet peach that shimmers in the light and adds a really pretty, girly touch to your look.
  3. C'mon C'mon is a soft grey that enhances the look by adding definition to the other colors. It gives the look more of a smooth finish and disrupts some of the harshness from other colors.
  4. Little Things is a deep brown that is ideal for a smokey eye. It's by far the darkest color in the palette, and it looks best when paired with the I Wish eyeliner. Both of those beautiful browns in one look completes it.
  5. Lastly is the center color, Take Me Home. The shimmery gold shadow is good for adding a bit of sparkle to any look, and the gold color gives it a really unique touch.
I saved the best for last with this set, and that is the Little Black Dress mascara. The name couldn't be more perfect because this mascara is truly blacker than black. The deep color adds a daring look and ties the look together. It's extremely volumizing, and with two coats, my lashes look long, healthy, and amazing.

The set also comes with a few pictures of looks that can be achieved with a combination of these eye products. My favorite is the first one with Little Things and C'mon C'mon blended in the outer corner. Back for you looks perfect right above Little Things and just below the brow, and the I Wish eye pencil looks perfect on the inner corner, bringing deep tones to that part of the eye as well.
This makeup collection is already on sale in the US at Macy's, and it'll be coming to the US at Stage Stores, Dillards, Beauty Brands, and Lord and Taylor on the 25th of this month! International release dates have yet to be released. To get updates on dates, looks, and reviews, check out the Makeup By 1D Facebook page!


Another announcement: I'll also be attending a One Direction concert with my cousin Emme for her twelfth birthday! I'm going to their Nashville show on the nineteenth, and I can't wait to see them with Five Seconds Of Summer! I'll be doing a concert outfit post for the occasion and pictures from the concert, so keep an eye out!
This review is in no way influenced by One Direction. All of my opinions are my own.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

MG Collection

Hey guys! A few weeks ago, I found this fantastic handbag brand called MG Collection. MG Collection takes pride in their affordable, stylish handbags, and even sent me one to review in detail for you guys!
At mgcollection.com, you'll find a huge variety of bags that suit any occasion, whether you need a simple crossbody to run errands or a chic evening bag for a night out. The bag I loved most from their frequently-updated collection is the Gabby Teal Oversized Soft Shopper Hobo. I was so excited about trying out this bag because it has everything I look for in a bag: fantastic color, several pockets for easy organization, including an outside zippered pouch, two pocket organizers, and a zippered pouch on the interior that divides the purse into two compartments, and a sturdy design.
It easily fit all of my things I would need during the day, and it has such a perfect, space-saving design that it's never in the way and can always be right there with me. I've gotten so many compliments on this bag, and I absolutely love it!
To check out this bag on the MG Collection site, click here. It also comes in a stunning fuchsia! MG Collection updates their styles all the time, so follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest to be sure you don't miss any of these new styles!

This review is in no way influenced by MG Collection. All of my opinions are my own.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

First Day Of School OOTD

Hey guys! I know it's been AGES, but a lot has happened this past couple of weeks! I was on vacation for a week, and my first day of high school was today, so everything's been a bit of a blur! I know most of you are about to start school, so I thought I'd share my first day of school outfit from today!

I am really loving this outfit. It's a white graphic tank I got from Belk Juniors and a black super thin jacket from Wet Seal layered over it to keep it school-appropriate. My school has a pretty strict dress code, and it's always good to keep it in mind when choosing an outfit! I also love this jacket because, as much as I love jackets, I get really hot in the summer! This jacket is weightless, and you can wear it in the sun without it adding any extra warmth. It also has a really comfy look that completely makes the outfit. 

My jeans are just really simple, fun skinny jeans that I got from Old Navy. I love wearing skinny jeans with loose-fitting shirts like this one. And what else could I have worn with this but my black Vans? They suit every outfit and give it a casual twist. 
I also have a hair update (again!). As many of you know, I dyed my blonde hair purple at the beginning of the summer to try something new. To remove the color, I used a product called Color Oops, which removed the color but changed the hair underneath, so I was left a ginger! I didn't want to go back to school as a ginger, so I went to my stylist and asked her to color my hair the color of my roots, which by this point have grown out a few inches. Turns out my root color was brown! I was surprised, but I should've seen it coming. My roots had been growing out when my hair was blonde, I just hadn't paid much mind to them. I had never dyed my hair when it was blonde, my natural color just naturally got darker. Anyway, she dyed it my natural color, and here is the result! I really like it, and she did a perfect job on my layering. 

As hectic is high school is right now, I think I'm going to really enjoy it! When do you go back to school, and if you already have, tell me how it's going!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Win Makeup by One Direction!

Hey guys! Today I have a very exciting announcement to make! One Direction has finally unveiled the details on their new makeup line, which hits stores next month, and ChromoBeauty has been selected as one of the blogs to review one of three limited edition makeup sets! Each set is inspired by one of their three albums: Up All Night, Take Me Home, and Midnight Memories. In a week or two, I'll have a review of this new set for you guys to check out before the products hit stores!
Up All Night
Take Me Home
Midnight Memories
Each Set Will Include:

Liquilights Glow Gloss (glows under UV light!)

Eyeshadow Quad

Creme Lipstick
Volumizing Mascara
Liquified Metallic Steel Nail Varnish
Eye/Body Crayon
5-Piece Stencil Set



Store Release Dates:
Macy's- August 11
Stage Stores- August 25
Dillards: August 25
Beauty Brands- August 25
Lord and Taylor- August 25

*International dates will be announced soon

To kick off their new line, I'm not only reviewing one of the sets, but I'm also co-hosting a giveaway! One Direction is giving away fifty of these sets! The giveaway ends on August 5th, so get your entries in! Enter in the form below!

Note: This contest is for US and Canada only

#makeupby1D #thelookscollection #markwins

Sponsored by BrandBacker

Monday, July 21, 2014

July My Glam Bag

Hey guys! A few days ago, I received my July glam bag. The theme of this bag was Sensationally Sunkissed, for the warmest month of the year. The items in this bag were excellent for the warm weather, and I have so many products I'd like to recommend from this bag.
First off is Pixi Beauty's Unique Pink Mini Tinted Brilliance Balm. This product doubles as a moisturizing balm and a pretty lipstick. Once applied, you'll have a really glossy, pretty finish. Once it fades, you're left with a really nice pink finish. Overall a really nice product, and its small size makes it ideal for storing in a purse or makeup bag.
Next I figured I'd knock out the only major letdown in this bag. I got a bottle of Model's Own Nail Polish in the color Red Sea. It isn't that the color of this polish is bad, it's that there was a lot of chunky glittery flakes, which totally ruined it for me. It made application more messy than usual and just was a lot more trouble that it was worth. Plus, I personally didn't even like the look of the flakes. They look like a mistake.
Next up is Bare Minerals' 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow. I received this in the shade Barely Nude, one of the ten neutral shades it comes in. This product has five excellent benefits:
  1. It has 12-hour lasting color
  2. It's a super-charged primer
  3. Contains powerful brightening benefits
  4. Smooths fine lines
  5. Contains SPF
All in one formula, this product gives you lasting color, sun protection, and fantastic coverage. I used this a few nights ago for the first time, and it made my eyes look bright, healthy, and completely natural. 
Next is Pur~Lisse's Pur~Protect Essential Daily Moisturizer. This moisturizer contains SPF 30 to provide you with maximum skin protection without the annoying white color regular sunscreen leaves you with. It's white on application, but as you rub it in, it quickly fades in with the rest of your skin. It can be work with or without makeup, and works perfectly as just an everyday moisturizer.
I decided to save the best for last in this bag. I pulled out a little bottle of Clear Clinic Laboratories Vanished Clear Spot Treatment from the bottom of my bag and was so excited to try it. This perfectly clear substance can be applied to blemishes up to four times a day for almost instantly clear skin. I tried this the other night, and after just one application I noticed it fading. Fantastic product. I would definitely recommend it.
That's it for this bag! I really loved most of the products in this bag and can't wait for next month's bag! If you'd like to sign up for your own monthly bag, check it out at ipsy.com!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Zig-Zag Fishtail Rainbow Loom Tutorial

Hey guys! It's been ages since my last Rainbow Loom tutorial, so I figured it was due time for another! This is called the Zig-Zag fishtail bracelet, and it's a brilliant twist on the traditional fishtail bracelet.
After you set up your loom, you're going to take your first band (mine is red) and triple-cap it on your center peg. The easiest way to do this is to triple-cap it on your hook and transfer it to the peg.
Now you're going to take your second band and put it in an infinity shape across the left and center pegs. This is one of the most important parts of this bracelet, so take extra care here when twisting it. Look at my picture on the upper left corner of the picture below. The part of the band on top MUST be pointing outwards. For this entire bracelet, you have to have all of the bands twisted this way, or it will come out completely wrong. After you've laid down the band, you're going to take your hook and pull the triple-capped red band through the pink one.
Now you're going to do the exact same thing you did with the pink band with your next band, but on the center and right pegs. I'm taking my orange band and putting it on these pegs with the top part of the twist pointing outward. 
Now for another essential part of this bracelet. The center peg should never have more than one band on it at once, so whenever you get two bands on it, just pull the bottom one over with your hook like you did with the cap band. Here I'm pulling out my pink band since it's on the bottom.
You're going to repeat this process with your next band, which for me is yellow, and the band after that, my green one. Just put it down with the top part of the twist pointing outward and pull out the bottom band on the center peg.

This is going to be the last change in the making of this bracelet until it's time to clip it. When you're laying down the next band, which for me is dark green, you're going to still have it pointing outward and pull out the bottom center band, but you're also going to have three bands on the left peg, which isn't right. The center peg isn't the only one with a band limit. You can't have more than two bands at once on the left and right pegs, so you're going to take your hook and just pull out that pink band on bottom.
You're just going to continue laying down bands one side at a time and pulling out the bottom bands on the center peg when it has two bands and the left and right pegs when they have three. You'll soon start to see a pattern forming.
Just continue until it's long enough for a bracelet to wrap around your wrist.
Now that your bracelet is long enough, it's time to clip it. Clipping this bracelet is a bit more complicated than clipping most bracelets, so bear with me for a moment. Take your hook and remove the bottom band on your right peg, so there will only be one band on that peg. 
Now take the two bands on the left peg and move them to the middle peg. 
Then take the bottom band on the center peg with your hook and pull it over to the right peg. 
Take your clip and hook the band on the right peg. Now you can remove the bracelet from the loom. I had an odd little blue band just sticking out randomly near the clip, so I put it in the clip also because I liked the way it looked. 
Remember that triple-capped red band from the beginning? Find that at the other end of the bracelet and hook it to the other side of the clip.
That's it for this bracelet! I hope you enjoyed, and let me know if you try this tutorial out sometime! If there's a bracelet tutorial that I haven't done that you'd like to see, drop a comment below with what it's called, and I'll try to get a tutorial out there!