Knowing When to Toss Your Makeup

It is easy to ignore the tiny symbols that are on your bottles, tubes, and containers of makeup. You probably have seen these markings hundreds of times as they appear on all of the products that you use. This includes toothpaste, shampoo, and nearly all of your makeup. However, as you are probably unaware of what it means, you tend to overlook it.

Actually, these little symbols are trying to tell us just how long we should use our makeup and beauty products for. Much like everything else, your makeup has an expiration date as well.


Thanks to for creating this helpful infograph!

Maybe it’s time to do a beauty product purge and get rid of those products you may not have known were out of date!


It’s All In The Details

It’s All In The Details







Found this gem of a dress buried in my closet, untouched for years! Sometimes I’ll see a piece of clothing that I remember not being too fond of at first, but trust me a year later you may end up loving it! And that is exactly what happened with this dress.

Dress// Forever 21

Sandals// Marshalls




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One can never go wrong with white pants, it dresses up any outfit! This top from Forever 21 and Wedges from Marshalls go perfectly with these crisp white pants. Another great look for dinner with friends or family.

Top// Forever 21

Jeans// Alloy Clothing

Wedges// Marshalls

Bracelet// Forever 21


Fun Tip Friday: Makeup Expiration Date

Fun Tip Friday: Makeup Expiration Date

Hi everyone! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas.

Today I am here with another Fun Tip Friday. This one will be fairly quick, but I hope it helps some of you out!

Recently I learned that makeup does in fact have specific expiration dates, so I went through my makeup and got rid of some products that were way past their recommend shelf life.

Most makeup products and beauty products have an expiration date, but not all. I have been checking everything! And it seems as if some beauty products do not have a date, but most makeup has a date.

Here are some quick images to help you locate the expiration date, and see if its time to throw your makeup out.

This little image should be displayed on the back of your product. The number inside of the image is the number of months the product is good for, after you have opened the packaging.


These dates may not apply to every single makeup product out there, but it is a good guideline for most.

I hope you enjoyed this Fun Tip Friday, and stay tuned this weekend for a skin care line that has been doing wonders for my skin.



Christmas Sparkle

Christmas Sparkle

As promised, my glamorous Christmas outfit idea is here! You can never go wrong with sparkles for Christmas time! This would be great for any formal occasion, perhaps an office party or dinner date.

For this look I have teamed up with the lovely Kaley Dignen at Purity Vibes. She has also picked out an outfit that embraces the sequin look, check out more of her sequin Christmas inspired outfit here!

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Dress// Alloy

Heels// Guess

Necklace// Tiffany’s

Click on the images below to shop these similar looks

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We are on the final countdown to Christmas now!

Have an amazing holiday!



Emerald Daze

Emerald Daze


 Photos by: Danielle Kroen

Top// Francesca’s Collection

Pants// Alloy

Wedges// Steve Madden

Accessories// Forever 21

Bag// Francesca’s Collection


Have a great weekend lovelies! And do not forget my giveaway ends on sunday, so enter if you have not already.



My Secret to Longer Lashes

My Secret to Longer Lashes

I think I have found the gold mine for lash growth! And it’s affordable. I started using this product the beginning of the year (JAN 2014) and have noticed an EXTREME difference in my lashes! They are at least 3x as longer then before! I wish I had a before picture to show the change! But it was all thanks to a little product called careprost. It’s a cheaper version of Latisse.



But the product is relatively affordable compared to other brands, and it is totally worth it! One small bottle has lasted me for nine months!


I use a cheap eyeliner brush by E.L.F. to apply the eyedrops along my eyelash line each night. You have to keep using the product to see long term results. After reading online, it says once you stop using the product your lashes will go back to how they were within a few weeks.


Click HERE to find careprost

mascara// Lash Blast by Covergirl

Shhh it's a secret ;)
Shhh it’s a secret 😉


Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I would like to give a HUGE thank you to XO Luba for nominating me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! She has a great blog all about makeup and beauty, so give her a look if you get the chance. Click HERE to see her blog!

It is so great to see others appreciating my blog and I love awards like these! It is basically like the Liebster Award and other awards that have been circulating the blog world, it is a way for us bloggers to get to know a little bit more about each other.


1. What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you?

Oh this question is always a hard one and I can never think of one! I guess I would have to say the most recent embarrassing thing that happened to me was hitting my head on the bus door the other day. I just moved to a new school, so it was even more awkward and I am pretty sure everyone on the bus saw it.

2. What is your favorite cuisine?

I love seafood! I grew up in Alaska, and spend summer there so we always eat lots of seafood!

3. Describe your style in 3 words.

Simple, Chic, Comfy

4. What is the last book your read?

I listened to “50 Shades of Grey” on Audible.

5. What is a workout/exercise you recommend doing?

Something you love! It is much easier to get a workout when doing an activity you enjoy, rather than going to the gym. I prefer to play beach volleyball.

6. What is you favourite movie and why?

It’s a close tie, I love “Pride and Prejudice” the newer one with Kiera Knightly because I am a sucker for those old, victorian styled romances. I always thought it would be fun to dress up like those ladies and live in that time for a day or two. But I also love the “Underworld” series. Vampires are my weakness. 😛

7. Describe something you’ve always wanted to do.

I have always wanted to ride camels to the pyramids of Egypt

8. What are your top 3 places you’d like to travel?

Egypt, Thailand and Africa

9. What is your holy grail product?

I love Last Blast mascara by Covergirl, I could have a makeup collection with only mascara and be fine! haha

10. Choose : Night out on the town or relaxing spa day?

Relaxing spa day every time!


  • Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.
  • Put the award logo on the blog.
  • Answer the predetermined 10 questions.
  • Make up 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
  • Nominate 5 bloggers.

My Nominations

The Tall Teacher 

The Fashion Creed

Girl Behind the Glasses

Skirts of Urban

Love Sarah Marie

My Questions

  1. What is the number one thing to do on your bucket list?
  2. Who is your favorite YouTuber?
  3. If you were stuck on an island, what is the one thing you would have with you and why?
  4. What is your dream vacation?
  5. Why did you start blogging?
  6. What is your favorite song at the moment?
  7. What is your dream career?
  8. What’s your favorite animal?
  9. What is your favorite makeup product?
  10. Favorite scent?


Thank you again XO Luba, and good luck to everyone!