Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sephora 2013 VIB Haul!

Hi Everyone! Today was the start of the Sephora VIB 20%  off sale & I am going to share with you the products I picked out! I haven't been this excited to shop for makeup in a long time so I might have gone a little overboard. However there were so many amazing value sets/products especially the holiday kits, that I couldn't resist and I had to pick up a few goodies! I literally felt like a kid in a candy store, I can spend (and I did) hours in the store swatching and looking at all the drool worthy beauty products! I can't wait to start playing around with my new items, filming tutorials, & posting reviews! Check out my 2 previous blog posts to see what products I recommend you check out, as well as what was on my wishlist! So without further ado, this is what I bought...

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sephora VIB Wish-List!

Hi everyone! Tomorrow is the start of Sephora's VIB 20% off sale, which will run from November 7th to 11th, 2013. This is the perfect time to pick up a few things from your wish-list or to re-stock on old favorites. As promised here is my wish-list and the products I have been eyeing. I will not be picking up everything on this list because it will cost me an arm and a leg, but I wanted to share the products that have caught my attention! Let me know what's on your beauty wishlist and if you want me to do a Sephora haul to see the items I actually end up getting!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My Sephora Favorites: VIB Sale Recommendations!

My Sephora Beauty Recommendations:

Hi! The Sephora VIB sale is right around the corner :-) From November 7th to 11th you can get 20% off your entire purchase which is amazing since beauty products rarely go on sale! This is my favorite time of year to stock up on old favorites and to splurge and try a few things I've been lusting over. In this blog post I will share my all time beauty favorites ranging from makeup, to fragrances, and hair-care. Products that I use and love on a daily basis and wholeheartedly recommend for you all to check out if you haven't already! In a following blog post I will share my wish list with you & talk about the products I have been eyeing :-) So let's get right into it & make sure you share your favorites with me as well!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

A Girl & the City! An OOTD!

Hi!! I don't know about you, but I love fashion & getting inspiration from Outfit of the Day posts :-) Fashion is a form of art! A way to express your personality & at a glance show the world who you are. I decided to start incorporating fashion into my blog & thought it would be fun to start with an OOTD! I hope you love it :-)

A Girl & the City! 

Outfit Details!

♥White Button Down Shirt-American Eagle (I love tying a knot in the front!) 
♥Bag-Alexander Wang Laser Cut Rocco (amazing sample sale find!)
♥Watch- Rose Gold Michael Kors Runway Watch 
♥Flats-Jeffrey Campbell (Comfiest pair of flats I own! Had them for years!)
♥Turquoise Necklace-Lucky Brand
♥Heart Ring-Tiffany & Co 
♥Turquoise Ring-Lord and Taylor (came in a set with 3 other rings! Great sale section find!)

I love this glamed up yet casual with a rocker edge outfit! Let me know how you like it & if you want to see more OOTD's in the future! What did you guys wear today? 

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

My Favorite Bright Nail Polishes! Perfect for Summer!

Hi Everyone!

I don't know about you... but when I look down at my nails I love seeing a bright pop of color, especially during the summer months! So with summer right around the corner, I thought what better time than now to share all my favorite bright shades with you all and thus the reason for this blog post :-) Without any further ado let's get started, but first I would love it if you shared what your favorite go-to summer nail polish is with me in a comment below!

In no particular order, my favorite bright nail polishes are:

Sally Hansen- Pacific Blue

Sally Hansen- Coral Reef

Essie- Mint Candy Apple

Essie- In the Cab-Ana

Essie- First Timer

Essie- Fiji 

Essie- Blanc

Essie- Saturday Disco Fever

Orly- GlowStick

Essie- Aruba Blue

  ColorClub- Harp On It

I hope you enjoyed the pictures and seeing what my favorite summer/bright nail polish shades are!
Share your faves with me in a comment!

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Organize your Makeup Collection! Organization Tips + get Germ Free Makeup & See how I organized my Makeup Collection!

Hi everyone!

Recently I undertook the mission to reorganize my makeup collection! I used to store my products in pullout drawer containers and while they worked for a time, I felt as if my collection outgrew them. It was hard to see the products I had, difficult to find what I was looking for, my drawers were stuffed with products and it was definitely time for a change. I wanted to get a more sophisticated form of storage, something that would not fall apart after a few months, would have plenty of room to store my collection comfortably with room to grow, and of course look great in my room. I decided to film my re-organizing process along with how to get germ free makeup & storage tips! As well as write a blog post so all the information is laid out :-)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

My May Favorites! Beauty, Fashion & Random!

Hi Everyone! Happy June 1st!!!

Fun Fact: In Poland today is Children's Day! Yay! Happy Children's Day to you all :-)

Anyway... May came and went and I wanted to share all the beauty products I have been loving throughout this past month with you guys! So let's get into it!

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara! 

I love love love this mascara. It's $10 for a tiny tube yet it's a little miracle worker and slowly becoming one of my holy grail products! The brush is supper small which makes getting all your lashes a breeze, it lengthens nicely, separates, and most importantly DOES NOT SMUDGE!!! I love the look of mascara on the lower lashes but can't stand smudging or flaking and this mascara lives up to the hype and meets all my expectations. It looks amazing and stays on all day :-D You can't ask for anything more! Highly recommend this product if you have problems with smudging or applying mascara to your lower lash-line!

Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses! 

I love my classic Ray Bans! It's been really sunny in NYC for the past few weeks and I have been reaching for my Ray Bans a lot :-) "Here comes the sun, here comes the sun, and I say it's alright" I love the way Aviators compliment my rounder face shape + they look cool and protect my eyes so I don't have to squint when walking down the street! Aviators are my favorite style of sunglasses and it might be because of my tiny obsession with movies such as Top Gun! What style is your favorite?

Mac Studio Finish Concealer!

It's like a magic pot! I have been wearing less makeup (OK, I admit it... almost none, but hey that's not a bad thing!) and instead I have been using the MAC concealer to cover up any dark spots, and blemishes. A plus is that it has SPF 35, which is great because hyper-pigmentation and acne scars seem to get darker in the sun. This concealer has a great consistency, it's not too liquid-y or too cake-y, in the words of Goldilocks "It's just right" It covers everything I need perfectly and it blends in beautifully so it doesn't seem as if I'm wearing any makeup, so Shhh... it'll be our little secret! This concealer is a cult favorite product and is used by many makeup artists with good reason: it does the job!

I love T.V shows, more so than movies. I don't know about you but when I like something I don't want it to end. So the longer the T.V show is the better :-D I really get attached to the characters and the story-line so I want it to continue for as long as possible. I'm the same with books, I love series such as Harry Potter (I cried when I finished the last book because the ending was touching but also for the fact that it was the end of one of the best stories ever!) This month I have discovered Dexter. I knew the T.V show existed for years but for some reason never bothered to watch it. Thanks to Sawyer Hartman and his recent Dexter video I decided to give it another shot! It started off slow and I was about to quit watching it but I stuck with it and yup, you guessed it, I was sucked in & now I'm hooked! I just started season 6... I know, I know, that's a lot of hours spent watching my computer screen, but I can't help it because I have an addictive personality (ha-ha, great excuse right? No but really, It's a fantastic show!) If you like crime shows such as CSI, or Criminal Minds, you will love Dexter! In a snapshot it's about a serial killer who works with the police (calls himself "the lab geek") and kills murderers!

Bloodline Novels!

The new Bloodline novels by Richelle Mead are fantastic!! There are 3 out so far (Bloodlines, The Golden Lily, The Indigo Spell) and I'm eagerly awaiting the 4th (The Fiery Heart) :-) See! I told you I loved series! If you were a fan of the Vampire Academy books (or love anything vampire related) you need to read this spin off version told from Sydney's (the Alchemist's) point of view! It's a great mystery/science fiction/romance series and I highly recommend it, but be warned... It's an addictive read! What are you currently reading?
YSL Rouge Volupte #13 Peach Passion!

Such a gorgeous coral-y peach-y pink, perfect for the spring and summer! The formulation is to die for: extremely smooth, very pigmented, and the staying power is impressive. The packaging is stunning and all in all it's my favorite luxury lipstick thus far! Check it out next time your at a beauty store but be prepared to fall in love :-) I have been reaching for this shade almost everyday and I just can't get enough. I feel as if it brightens up my face, it looks great on, the shade compliments my skin tone, and it feels fantastic on the lips! I finally understand all the hype that surrounds the YSL lipsticks :-) What lipstick did you use today? 

I hope you enjoyed reading about what I was loving in May!
Please share your favorites with me in a tweet (@StarryEyedGlam) or in a comment below!

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Colorful Feather Nail Art Perfect for Summer! Easy Design Great for all Nail Lengths!

Hi Everyone! So today I have a really fun and easy feather nail tutorial to share with you! I really loved the feather extension hair trend a few years ago and in this tutorial I’m going to explain how you can incorporate feathers in your nail design! I want this blog post to be informative by featuring the technique however when it comes to the designs using the feathers I want you to be as creative as possible. You can layer the feathers to get a cool effect, only use the feather on the tips of the nails-sort of like a feather French manicure, or try different color combinations.The options are endless so have fun and incorporate this trend to fit your own style. 

Feather Accent Nail!

  •  You will need any shade of nail polish, scissors, and off course your pack of feathers. 
  • Begin by applying a base coat to prep the nails and then 2 layers of your polish; I am using China Glaze for Audrey a beautiful Tiffany box blue. 
  • As your nails are drying pick out the feather you want to use. When you selected your feather take a pair of scissors and cut off the fluffy part since we only want the pretty natural polka dot design.
  • Take a clear topcoat which is going to act as glue and apply it to where you want your feather to adhere. In my case it’s my ring finger. Immediately after place the feather over the topcoat and press the feather down gently. 
  • After the nail had a few minutes to dry trim the excess part of the feather. 
  • Lastly apply a thick layer of topcoat to give the nail a glossy finish and to seal in the feather.

I love this creative technique especially since it looks as if you took a lot of time to accomplish the unique design when in reality it only took a few minutes.

Colorful Layered Feather Design!

  • Using your scissors Cut the feathers into small pieces.
  • Working one nail at a time apply the topcoat to the area you want to place the feather.
  • Lay the feather down and gently tap it so it adheres. Have fun layering as many feathers as you want, for shorter nail lengths I recommend 3, adding more topcoat as needed.
  • You can alternate layering feathers on one nail, and using a whole feather on the next. Don't worry about covering the entire nail because I think with this it looks pretty to have your natural nail showing through. Taking your scissors, trim the excess feather to match your nail length.
  • Apply your topcoat to seal in the feather and to give the nails a beautiful glossy look.
  • If needed file your nails to get rid of any harsh edges and you are done!
Check out my tutorial to see the technique demonstrated!

I love using feather for nail art! It's different, easy, and fun! If you try this technique out please tweet me a picture because I would love to see what designs you come up with. 

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Summer Time!

Hi guys!

Summer isn't officially here yet but it definitely feels as if its arrived in NYC! The weather reached 93 degrees Fahrenheit today and needless to say it was very hot! I love this time of year, however sweltering hot humid forecasts are on the con side of my list. Anyways there are more pros than cons about the summer time in my book and I wanted to share a few pictures that inspire and get me excited about the upcoming season!

Beautiful Sunset & Scenery 

 Colorful Flowers

Bold Lips

Beach Time!

Summer Lights

 Fun Accessories! 

Yummy Fruit!


 Bright Nails!

DIY Projects! 

 Like the seashell jewelry bowls? Check out how I made them! 

What do you love most about the summer? Let me know in a comment!

Expect a lot more summer related posts soon ;-)

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Aveeno Positively Radiant Night Cream Review!

I am in LOVE with this Night Cream!! Now that might be quite a dramatic statement to make however I feel as if it transformed my skin for the better :-D

I received this night cream to try via Influenster. If you don't already know, Influenster is a fantastic program! It's free to join, you fill out surveys to earn badges, and based on your interests you can become eligible to test out great products (for free) in exchange for an honest review  Awesome right?! Sign up here:  I'm really happy I was selected for this test & review because I have found a great Night Cream that I might have otherwise neglected while browsing the aisles at the drugstore. 

What makes this Night Cream special?
I love the fact that it is light yet very moisturizing without making my combination skin greasy or oily! It goes on like a dream, my skin soaks it right up, and the consistency is lovely! The Aveeno Positively Radiant line claims to give you an extra boost on all 5 factors of Radiance (Tone, Texture, Dullness, Blotchiness, and Brown Spots), and the Total Soy Complex boosted with tone-evening vitamin B3 to help keep you looking fresh and luminous. Sounds great right?! Does it live up to the hype? From my experience YES! My face looks for a lack of a better word- Radiant, glow-y, and healthy :-D It is an oil free formula, yet moisturizes to perfection. I highly recommend this Night Cream especially for the low price (compared to others) of approximately $16-17. It's worth giving it a whirl because just like me you might discover a new holy grail Night Cream!

Any cons?
I think this moisturizer is lovely, the only negative aspect (but it just might be me, since it has to do with preference) is the scent. The cream smells very "clean" like a soap, or a cleanser. This doesn't bother me, or make or break the product, but I would prefer a different scent (I personally like anything citrus-y). However this clean, fresh scent might be something that you absolutely love especially if you have heavily scented products.

I love Aveeno as brand! They make fantastic skincare products that are easily accessible at the drugstore for a price that can't be beat. I have been using the Aveeno positively radiant skin brightening scrub for years and I'm excited to try more products from the line in the future.
What's your favorite Aveeno product?

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*Thank you Influenster for selecting me to try & review this product!
-The review is my honest opinion and was not influenced in any way.