Top 5 Setting Sprays You Need This Summer

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

I am a hot sweaty mess on a good day, throw Summer into the mix and I might as well not even put any makeup on. That is until I found the holy grail for all those face dripping girls out there, which is setting spray! Here are my top 5 favs that I use.


Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray $39- I love this setting spray! When I know I will be going out dancing or it will be really hot out, I use the Urban Decay setting spray because it's the best and the most long lasting. I get home and have to remove my makeup.

Kat Von D Lock-It Makeup Setting Mist $33- Another option if you prefer high end products over drugstore is this Kat Von D setting spray, the formula is great it's just not as good as the Urban Decay. 
NYX Professional Makeup Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray $7.99- This is a great setting spray if you don't want to spend a lot of money, it doesn't hold for as long as the higher end setting spray or the L'oreal Infallible but it's still pretty darn good. I like it especially the price.
L'Oreal Infallible Pro Mist & Fix Makeup Extender Setting Spray $16.99- This is my everyday setting spray that I use before work. It's reasonably priced for a setting spray but a little more pricey considering it's drugstore. I find it's worth it though because it performs as well as the Urban Decay setting spray.
e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set $4.99-  Another more reasonably priced drugstore setting spray is the e.l.f Setting Spray, it has a great mist and I love the feel of it. and for $4.99 you can't go wrong. 

How do you keep your makeup in place? What setting sprays didn't make the list that should have?

OOTD - Slip Dress

Monday, July 24, 2017

This summer I have been wearing slip dresses a lot. They are comfortable and gorgeous, both at the same time. Slip dresses are a great choice for the hot seasons as they you can beat the heat by wearing them and look great while doing so.
You can even recycle your slip dresses by pairing them with different things to get different looks. Today I paired my slip dress with a plaid shirt, which will work for transitioning into fall.

 









dress: H&M
shirt: Army and Navy
shoes: Bamboo Ballroom
purse: Kate Spade
 
How do you wear your slip dresses?

3 Essential Handbags Every Woman Needs

Friday, July 21, 2017

Regardless if you are minimalist or have a walk in closet full of bags and clothes, there are certain handbag staples everyone should have in your closet.
Most people will tell you need a statement bag, a designer bag, or a specialized work bag, which you might want and need. However, if you are looking  for essentials and to make sure you are covered for all kinds of situations you need these three bags.

Over the shoulder bag.
Everyone needs a sturdy but cure over the shoulder bag. This is your go to bag that is perfect for everyday life. For when hands will be free but still need all your essentials. I swear by a simple Kate Spade black bag. I have had it for couple of years and it my go to bag. Its medium size, with a sturdy strap that is long enough to wear cross body.  
 
top: Kate Spade || bottom: Chloe
A Structured Tote.
Everyone needs a good sized bag. A bag that is big enough for your daily essentials but also fits your iPad/laptop or note book. This way it can easily be taken from your 9-5 to weekend away. I use this tote when I travel for work and on days I need to take what seems like everything but the kitchen sink to work. I recommend a structure tote, so you can be more organized.
tote: Celine
 
Multi functional clutch.
No closet is complete with a perfect little clutch. While you could have TON of clutches in all colors, shapes and sizes, I recommend a clutch that is multi-functional and versatile. Amy, Zahra and I all own a wristlet type of clutch that we take everywhere. They are compact, stylish but big enough for us to throw our cellphones, lip-gloss, cash and ID for a night out or events.
 
What do you guys think?
 

5 Things I Can't Stop Wearing

Thursday, July 20, 2017

We were recently chatting about a previous post that I wrote - it was the My Go-To Winter Style Post - and laughing because it was a very typical "Amy" outfit. I'm pretty basic and predictable when it comes to my clothing choices - which isn't a bad thing.  Nermisa has helped me branch out and try new styles, but for the most part my closet is still basic. Here's 5 things that I will ALWAYS love and you will ALWAYS find in my closet. But thanks to the influence of my friends, there's a least one thing that isn't t-shirt and jeans.
This summer kicked off with a bang and the weather has been HOT. Which I'll  never complain about. Enter the MAXI dress. Such a life saver. The tomboy in me hates that it's a dress because it's "girly", BUT it's basically the pretty equivalent to sweat pants and a tank top because it's just so comfy!

Tropical Maxi Dress

Found at Bamboo Ballroom
 
The ladies get HOT in this weather. So I'd rather go without a shirt than without a bra. This is a mix between a sports bra and a bralette. Made of nylon, super comfy, and seriously cute.

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Found at The Bay

Bright and fun bathing suits! Many of us love to go towards to black - it's safe and always looks good. But going back over trip photos of the past, the brightest bathing suits look the best! And now I want them all to be bright!
 

A flat strappy sandal is such a great summer thing. They are dressy enough to still wear to work but still comfortable enough to wear to work all day. They can be dressed down with shorts or dressed up with a maxi.

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Found at American Eagle

Last summer it was a light grey knitted sweater that was sort of mesh. This year, it's a royal blue mesh sweater from Bench. I can have long sleeves but still stay cool. Obsessed with this top!


Found at Bench



OOTD - All White Outfit

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In this heat, minimalist, monochromatic outfit are the easy choice! Anyone can pull of an all-white outfit and look absolutely gorgeous doing it.  Head-to-toe white outfit look clean, crisp and it makes you feel completely confident. I combined my favorite lace skirt and this white blouse with simple beige accessories for a day out.








skit: Zara
shirt: Simons
purse: Kate Spade
shoes: Valentino
 
What do you think of all white outfits?
 

5 Shows I'm Currently Obsessed With

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

So it may seem like I just did a post on this, and I did but that was back in March you can check out the post here. It feels like that was so long ago, mostly because I have either finished the shows I was watching or I got bored of them. Here are my current obsessions.

Queen of the South- Love this show, if you liked Narcos or El Chapo you will love this show. I especially like it because it shows you the drug trade from a different perspective, that of someone on the outside getting in. It's also from a woman's perspective which is nice and refreshing.

Younger- I found this gem a few weeks ago. Much to my delight it's in it's 4th season so I have plenty to catch up on and it's been picked up for a 5th season as well. A woman in her 40s who is newly divorced and having to get back into the work of publishing finds that it's a young woman's game and lies about her age to get a job. She's a 40 year old, pretending to be a 26 year old. It's interesting to watch this woman navigate life, yes the age gap is quite significant so you can imagine a lot of cultural references are quite different. You can catch this show on TV Land.

Snatch- This show is based on Director Guy Rtichie's movie of the same name. I loved the movie so I had to watch the series and also Rupert Grint is in this and Ed Westwick is in a few episodes as well. I loved this show, so much so that I binged watched it. 

Big Brother 19 (US)- Okay so I had to throw in a reality show, but this isn't just any show I mean people are competing for money it's insane and this season is soooo good. It's theme this year is Summer of Temptation this new twist has already added more madness to the game.

GLOW- The story of the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling. I loved this show, so much so that I also binged watched this. It's on Netflix so feel free to binge away! I honestly can't even describe the show to you, just go watch it.

What shows are you currently obsessed with? What should we be watching?

OOTD - Denim Skirt

Monday, July 17, 2017

Denim skirt have made a comeback and I love it. Most denim skirt, like jean outfits are on the casual side of things but you can easily dress them up a bit. Today I kept the outfit simple by combining two basic pieces, a tank and a denim pencil skirt, for a cool and effortlessly chic summer outfit.







skirt: H&M
shirt: H&M
purse: Steve Madden
shoes: Call it Spring
 
How do you wear your denim skirt?

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