Thursday, December 26

Persun Mall New Year's Wishlist

Do you still need some inspiration for your night out on December 31st? Check out these frocks to ring in the New Year with!


1. Go Practical
Practicality describes me. I rarely buy dresses for one occasion... but I love it when I can wear one dress to many events. This dress not only looks gorgeous on New Year's Eve, but you can also wear it to work, a wedding or other dressy event.


Monbasa Classic Color Stitching Chiffon Dress, PersunMall

2. Go Trendy
On the other hand, if you really want a dress you'll only wear once, you should definitely try out a trend at the same time. I've seen a ton of dresses and shirts in that windowpane pattern. Maybe NYE is the time to rock it. 


Vintage Long Sleeve Check Pattern Dress, PersunMall


3. Go Luxurious
Velvet is a dated fabric and unless you're very fashionable, it can be hard to pull off. However, the one time of the year when it's pretty widely accepted is during the holidays. Both warm and luxurious, there's really no better time to wear velvet than now!


Moonbasa Luxury Palace Frilly Vest Dress, PersunMall

4. Go with a Little Black Dress
Don't have a LBD? Want another LBD? I have a very plain LBD for work, but I feel like I really want a girlier one with more bells and whistles. I love the full skirt and scalloped edges in the one below. 




5. Go Casual
If a night out isn't your idea of fun, stay home in a comfy and casual dress. Try slipping on this sweater with some leggings and staying warm indoors. This is what I end up doing every year!



6. Go Heavily Armed
No matter where you end up going... or what you end up wearing, make sure to accessorize!


Frosted Heart Shaped Bracelet, PersunMall

If it's not snowing, stun in some killer heels. If it is snowing, flats look better than on your behind in the cold wet snow!


High Street Style Boots with Buckle, PersunMall

Or perhaps... a lovely gold clutch is more your tune. Personally, I can't handle how I always have to hold a clutch, but I can't deny that they're gorgeous. 

Quiet Luxury Clutch with Jewels, PersunMall

You can keep warm in this animal printed scarf. I really like the leopard face in the lower left hand corner, it's hidden so it's not too bold... but when some one notices it, it's fierce! (Well, maybe it would be if it wasn't folded in. As it is now, it's a bit derpy.)


Leopard Patterns Knitting Scarf, PersunMall

Isn't choosing what to wear so much easier when you're not looking at your own closet? 

Monday, December 23

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes Review

After my less than satisfactory experiences with Neutrogena Makeup Removing Wipes, I decided to try out the Simple Brand. Did you guys ever see those commercials on youtube? They had some celebrity actress that I've never heard of with her "friends". One of the friends represented Simple and the other was telling the celebrity she needed to get a snake to bite and paralyze her face? 


Despite the silliness of that commercial, I'm pretty much in love with these cleansing wipes. I had an entire list of cleansing wipes to try out, but I may stick with this! These wipes fix ALL of the problems that I had with the Neutrogena brand. There's no scent to the wipes! They are very effective in getting all of my makeup off. It doesn't dry out or irritate my face. These wipes also stay wet forever! I just finished using a package I've had for 6 months. This is definitely one of my holy grail products. There's only a handful of things that I truly, truly love (Aussie 3 Min Miracle and ELF Makeup Remove Pen among them)... but this is a new one!


Have you tried these wipes? What do you think?

Monday, December 16

RnR - Oldtown Scottsdale Restaurant Review

It's hard to describe Oldtown Scottsdale to people who don't already have a preconception of it. It's a nicer neighborhood in Phoenix. It's also an older area. (Older, of course, in Arizona terms means 1970s.) Perhaps, to Gatsby fans, describing it as West Egg would be most appropriate. For the college aged, Oldtown is known for their clubs and bars, which I've never been to. What I do see every time I pass by are countless restaurants... all full of awesome.  I've mentioned a few other restaurants from Oldtown Scottsdale (Lolo's Chicken and Waffles is close, Modern Steak is at the mall in Oldtown, Sauce is also adjacent.)

Today, I'll bring you to RNR. RnR is a two story restaurant that's most known for their brunch. I went there for dinner though! One of the items we ordered the Southwest Burger pictured here. I didn't taste the burger but was assured that it was good. Combined with the price, the burger was given a "decent" rating. Definitely tasty, would have again, but no rush to return. I stole several of the sweet potato fries, however and YUM.



I got these ahi tacos which, despite the small serving, was SO GOOD. This had seared ahi tuna, sweet bell peppers, daikon sprouts, Asian peanut soy vinaigrette, guacamole, pico de gallo served on jicama tortillas.  I thought the blend of flavors was really unique and exquisite. From the list of ingredients, it's clear that they blended several flavors together. The jicama tortilla, though, must have been my favorite part. The crunchy texture with the tuna was amazing. 

Best of all, they gave us a 50% off coupon for brunch the next time we went in... as long as we brought the receipt. Which, of course, we lost. I think this means I get to go back for both breakfast and dinner!

Monday, December 2

7 Sins of Beauty Tag

Oh man... this tag just reveals your dirty secrets! I was tagged by Emily of my endless imagination.

Rules 
1. Link of the person who tagged you. 
2 . Answer the questions on Greed, Wrath, Gluttony, Sloth, Pride, Lust, and Envy.
3. Tag as many people as you wish, and be sure to let them know. 
4. Let the person who tagged you know by linking your post in their comments. 

Greed- What is your most expensive beauty item? Makeup Forever Foundation Powder. It was one of the first makeup items that I purchased, so it's several years old now. I don't use it anymore because the shade doesn't match me and it's really high coverage, which I don't like. When I first started buying makeup, I didn't know about drugstores so I brought a lot of items from Sephora... never again!

Wrath - Which item do you have a love/hate relationship with? Berry Merry ELF Studio Blush. The color of the blush is to die for... but it is so pigmented that I have to use SUCH a light hand with it or it will give me clown cheeks. 

Gluttony - What brand makes up the most of your collection? ELF. If you look through all the makeup reviews... it's pretty clear that I have most of that product. ELF is such a cheap brand. With their constant sales, I probably make 25 dollar purchases twice a year. 

Sloth - Which product do you neglect the most due to laziness? Mascara. I find it so hard to remove that I just don't do it anymore. When I do want to wear it again, I find that the mascara has dried out. 

Pride - Which product gives you the most confidence? Eyeliner makes me feel pretty instantly put together. I think it makes the biggest, most visible difference on me.

Lust - Which item is at the top of your beauty wish list? I think the Estee Lauder Night Repair Serum. I've never tried high end skin care... but now I want to. However, with how unreliable antiaging serums are and how many other natural and drugstore options are out there, I haven't been able to justify this purchase. 

Envy - Which makeup product/look is great on others but not yourself? Brow anything. I already have brows that are dark in color and very thick, so I generally do not need any of the refining that brow pencils offer.

I tag:
drinkcitra
Ellesees
Cassykins vs the World