Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My new bedroom

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I'm so excited right now! Why??

...Because I got the same bedding that Bella Swan has on her bed in the movie, Twilight!! It is from Target

They are sold out online but they had a few at my local target so I am assuming there are still some floating around. I slept with it last night for the first time, and it is incredibly comfortable! I am SUPER excited. I have been meaning to get my walls painted for a long time so I am going to paint them a really light grey/silver that has a touch of lavender and I think I am gonna have some glitter spray on it too.

When I get it all done I will post a picture of my room!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque

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I absolutely adore face masks. Currently my favorite one is Lush's Mask of Magnaminty, which retails for $11.55 for the small size and $20.45 for the larger size. It smells and feels great, and is all natural so I feel organic using it. The biggest problem with it is that it is so fresh it only has a shelf life of 4 months. Now, this sounds like a long time, but I only do face masks about once every 2 weeks, so that is not long at all for so much product. Another problem? I have no lush store near me, which means i have to get it shipped, which means when it all comes down to it my mask really only has 3 months left by the time it gets to me. So even though I love this one, and will continue buying it, I am looking for an easier alternative.

I have heard a ton of good reviews about Queen Helene's Mask but I have never had time to try it out. This one is cheap ($3.99!), you can get it anywhere, and it has great reviews. Seems amazing right? I decided to try it out for the first time late last night when I got home from an 8 hour drive to my parents house. I was stressed out, and I thought the best thing would be a bubble bath and a face mask.

Initial thoughts?

Well, I put it on in the bath and my first thought was that I LOVED the smell! Its very minty, like toothpaste, but slightly sweeter. The perfect clay mask smell. It is also green which I like cause it makes me feel 1950s-ish. I let it dry for about 15 mins and could feel it tingling and getting deep into my pores. It felt great! After 15 mins I washed it off and immediatly my skin felt tight. So tight, that after my bath I had to slather it with face lotion, and again this morning when I woke up. At the end of the night tonight my face was greasy. Was it the mask? Probably not. It was probably all the lotion I put on BECAUSE of the mask. I had one stress pimple from finals week on my chin and it dried that up nicely.

Bottom line?

This still costs $3.99, and you can find it anywhere. It is well worth it. I do not have any major complaints, and actually LOVED the feeling. Will I switch over permanently from Lush's mask? Maybe not completely... but this is for sure a good alternative :)

xoxo

Pink and Orange Flower Inspired Eyes

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Hey guys! I am home and SO relieved finals are over :) I did a new tutorial right now, which is uploading as I write this. It is inspired by a gorgeous flower I saw.

So of course I decided to do a look using similar colors from my coastal scents palette.


I love how it turned out! Many more tutorials coming up. I am soooo excited to be home :) If anyone has any requests for holiday type looks e-mail me because those are the looks that I am gonna be in the mood to do in the next couple days!!

xoxo

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Me as a Barbie!

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So I am sitting here tonight online and my housemate, who is at the library "studying" sends me this picture she made of me as a Barbie. Seems fitting for my newest vlog huh? 



Can we just say DYING LAUGHING? This seriously made my night. So cute. 

I am going to sleep soon so I hope everyone has a great night! 

xoxo

Saturday, December 13, 2008

What I am wearing on my nails right now

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Trying to study but painting my nails instead. Right now I am wearing Sinful Colors nail polish in #87 Rose Diamond. This was a present from Wubearkitten off youtube and I believe she bought it from Walmart. The pictures are not that good because I am still trying to figure out my camera. I might need to invest in a new one for the purpose of this blog and youtube. Any suggestions for good cameras?





I tried to locate my lincoln park after dark by OPI but I could not find it anywhere and all 3 roomies said they did not have it. Who knows, maybe it ran away?

xoxo

Favorite Eye Combo of the Week

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Here is my favorite eye combo currently. These change up all the time so this will be an ongoing thread every time I come up with a new "favorite".




I am wearing:
Rubenesque Paint Pot
All That Glitters on the lid
Antiqued in the crease/outer corner
Naked Pigment as a highlight
Raven Eye Kohl
Smokey Lash Mascara by Make up for ever
Underage Gloss

Everything is by Mac Cosmetics except the mascara



I think this look is very warm and wearable. It is very shimmery and girlie :)
Now off the the library to study for finals!

xoxo
Elle Fowler

Thursday, December 11, 2008

How to dress like an American college student

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So I have noticed that college aged girls have a "look". This is pretty standard around the area I go to school, so if it does not look like ANYTHING how people dress where you go to school, then leave a comment and tell me what the trends are in other places! This is a typical "going to class" look:

Black Northface Denali Jacket

Black Leggings


Colored Scarf (my favorites red)


Ugg boots

Longchamp pilage bag for carrying books (again, I have the red one)

And any dark nail polish - I love OPI's Lincoln Park After Dark


I didn't really like this look when I first came to school here (styles are different in the south) but it is really growing on me! I'm really enjoying the longchamp bags :)

xoxo
Elle

All That Glitters T-Shirt

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I had about 8 subscribers message me on YouTube to tell me they had seen this shirt at forever21.com and that I needed it!! Well, needless to say, I totally agree!! I bought this yesterday, but I think it's cute for anyone! It's very bright and looks super comfy. It is $13.50 on forever21.com.

Days like this...

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Don't you just love mornings when you wake up completely energized ready to take on the day? I sure do, and I don't feel like that often, lol. Today I went to all my classes, did 3 loads of laundry, did all the dishes (which have been piling up foreverrr), vacuumed the downstairs, made 4 videos (that's right, FOUR), and organized my closet. The only thing I didn't do was school work, which is typical because I clean to put off studying. I am completely convinced it was because I went to bed early last night completely relaxed (those candles, ya know?). I plan on doing it again tonight!! I love days like these :)

Elle Fowler

My New Love - Candles from Bath and Body Works

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Recently I have become addicted to lighting candles around my room. They smell delicious and look nice, plus make you feel all girly. My favorite is to light them while I am reading before bed. I find them to be very soothing. My candle of choice? White Barn Candle Company. Currently I have Coconut Lime Verbena burning right now which smells lovely. I like the packaging on these candles as they look nice and with names like firewood and cinnamon bark, who WOULDN'T love these? Buy a couple and light them when you think of it... They are very relaxing :) These can be purchased at bathandbodyworks.com.

I also really like the wallflowers: they make the room smell nice without being overpowering like some wall air fresheners. The one I have plugged in right now is in coconut lim
e verbena as well.. I am not big on mixing scents. Very soothing... bedtime now :) Love you guys!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Elle's Favorites

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This will be updated as my favorites change, but as of March 14, 2010:

Skincare
Cleanser:
Laura Mericer Purifying Oil Light

Toner:
Laura Mercier Hydrating Water Rich

Moisturizer:
Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Day Creme

Exfoilator:
Chanel Extra Radiance Exfoliating Gel (although it's a bit expensive and I'm sure there are better, cheaper ones, but I am using it up)

Eye Cream:
Laura Mercier Flawless Eye Creme

Tool:
Clarisonic!! Love it!

Hair
Shampoo:
I switch these up every time I run out, but I am currently using Sexy Hair Organics Daily Shampoo. It's green, organic, and smells nice! I'll review it if I like it enough to repurchase after I run out.

Conditioner:
Sexy Hair Organics Daily Conditioner, again I switch this up constantly!

Treatment:
Aussi 3 minute miracle deeeep treatment. I ADORE this!! It's cheap, from the drugstore, and amazing. Love. it.

Leave in Conditioner:
John Frieda Daily Nourishment Leave In Conditioner

Heat Protectant:
Redken Satin Wear Blow Dry Lotion

Tools:
GHD Flat Iron
Conair 1 inch curling iron
Wide Toothed Comb

Makeup
Foundation:
Laura Mericer Tinted Moisturizer and Moisturizing Foundation mixed

Concealer:
Undereye - Laura Mercier Secret Concealer
Acne - Mac's Studio Finish Concealer (NW20)

Powder:
Any loose setting powder, I don't have a particular favorite, right now I am using Laura Mercier's Translucent powder

Bronzer:
Nars Laguna Bronzer - hands down! I have been through about 4 containers.

Blush:
I enjoy a bunch, I like Nars Orgasm and Angelika, and Mac's well-dressed and dainty.

Highlighter:
Mac Pearl Cream Color Base and Mac Trace Gold Blush

Eye Primer:
Urban Decay Primer Potion or a Mac paint pot

Eye Shadow:
Mac Satin Taupe, All That Glitters, Mutiny pigment, Brule, and Mulch. Also, Stila Kitten!

Brow Pencil:
Mac Lingering - LOVE IT! It's a little dark though, so I recently picked one up from Laura Mercier, I'll be giving it a try.

Eye Liner:
Mac Feline Eye Kohl; for all the hate it seems to get it is still my all time favorite little thing. I have a few backups too!

Mascara:
MUFE smokey lash or Givenchy Phenomen'Eyes. I also love L'oreal Telescopic for drugstore!

Lipstick:
Mac Angel or Mac Creme d'nude

Lipgloss:
Mac Underage, Springbean and Little Vi

Lip Balm:
Mac Tendertones!! But since they are not available anymore maybe Korres Lip Butters.

Tools:
Brushes from MAC! They were the best!!

Elle Fowler
 

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