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Apr 13, 2014

A Few Favorites

If you know me, you know that I have a really, really tough time picking favorites.  I change my mind a lot and always have a hard time making a decision.  It's a struggle, people.  However, I attribute this fault to my overall appreciation for all the really neat things that this world has to offer :)  

As you can see from above, I've photographed a mess of different items- lipsticks, perfumes, organization, etc.  And trust me, this is a very narrowed down list.  A few of these have been mentioned before, and a few are brand new to Lady Like.  See below for deets about my most recent 'favorites'!


BLUSH // $30
This is nothing new, but I've been loving my NARS blush in the shade "Outlaw".  It is a raspberry color with sheer gold pigments that gives it a little bit more depth than a matte blush.  I have been wearing this on the daily, and I think it looks great!  In my opinion, it would look even better on fair skin.  

EYESHADOW // $12
This shimmery Sephora eye shadow in the color 'Sun-Kissed' has been nothing short of perfect for spring.  With a cheaper price tag than M.A.C. and great color payoff, you can't go wrong.  Unfortunately, I don't think you can purchase this shade anymore.  A very similar color would be Sephora Collection's 'Romantic Comedy', described as a peach-beige shimmer.

PERFUME // $45
I'm very particular with my scents, but this one has won my nose over.  Aqua di Gioa by Giorgio Armani is fresh, feminine, and very classic smelling, and I just love it.  

HIGHLIGHTER // $30
NARS makes another well-deserved appearance today as my favorite highlighter.  I've tried all sorts of highlighters, and nothing does me quite as good as "Albatross".  It's leaves my skin with a soft, healthy glow and it is perfection.  I love that this is a powder, because I find with cream highlighters (like Benefit's High Beam) you can see where you've applied it.  To me, they're a bit more streaky.  With this one, there's no signs of application- just a beautiful, sheer shine.  

LIPSTICK // $7
These Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters have been on everyone's Favorites lists lately, and for a very good reason.  I've chosen the color "Pink Lemonade" because I was in need of another "my-lips-but-better' lipstick.  I love that this one is quite sheer, and really doesn't look like a lipstick at all when you're wearing it.  When I'm in a lazy mood and just need to give my lips some life, this is what I grab.  Just make sure to exfoliate well before applying!

CONCEALER // $19
I must have been living under a rock lately because it's like everyone BUT ME knew how rad the M.A.C. Pro Longwear concealer is.  I had been a MUFE concealer fanatic for years, but I have found a replacement!  I sport the shade NC20, which is quite light and has yellow undertones as opposed to salmon. It is so creamy, covers well, and offers the bright under-eye that most girls search for.  I'm LOVING IT. 

MASCARA // $7
There is no rhyme or reason to my mascara purchases.  I really just walk through the isles, find one with pretty packaging and the word "NEW" on it, and I'm sold.  I've played around with dozens of different mascaras, both high end and high street and I really don't think high end mascaras show much of a difference.  I saved my pennies this time and opted for Maybelline The Rocket mascara.  I think it's quite nice :)

Oh, and if you're wondering, the little blue clutch up there is from H&M.

This concludes my recent favorites!  Please let me know what you've been swooning over, and what I should add to my list :)  
xo

Apr 1, 2014

Pink + Gold Spring Nails

I've been going a little crazy over the pink + gold color combo lately (hence the new blog design) and thought I would share with you my current nail situation.  It's this beauuuutiful pink shade with a gold accent nail and I think it is lush.  It's also quite perfect for spring.  Keep reading for the how-to!

W H A T    Y O U ' L L    N E E D
Revlon // Bubbly (here)
Ulta // Golden State (here)

D I R E C T I O N S
1. Paint your nails as usual, except for one finger on each hand.  I usually skip my ring finger but I suppose it really doesn't matter which one.

2. While the first coat of pink dries, paint your bare nail with the gold.
TIP:  Try not to get too much of the liquid in the gold polish on your nails- it will build up when it dries and make your nail look thick.  Try "dabbing" the glitter on instead of "painting" to get a full-on glitter effect.

3.  Apply a second coat of both

xo

Mar 30, 2014

Bath and Body Works | Summer Collection

Bath and Body Works
Candles
Hello everyone.

Like any other normal girl, I'm a superfan of candles.  My space doesn't have that home-like feel without one burning, and I'd recently run out.  Bath and Body Works is normally a go-to candle spot for me because they always have a good deal, and there are loads to choose from.  Their summer collection has just hit the stores, and let me tell you... I'm smitten.  There are SO many fantastic beach-y, citrus, and floral smells to choose from that I honestly don't know how I picked just two. 

Above you can see that I bought 'Aloha Waikiki' and 'Lanikai Coconut'.  I've been on a huge coconut kick, so that one was a no brainer.  The other one smells very fresh and floral; perfect for spring.  See below to get a better description of what each one smells like!
A L O H A   W A I K I K I
Plumeria petals
Tiare blossoms
Sugarcane

L A N I K A I   C O C O N U T
Sweet coconut milk
Seawater
Palm tree leaves