12 September 2014

Back to School with Arizona Jean Co.

School is soon to be back in session so I’m going to show you a few ‘Back to School’ outfit inspirations in collaboration with Pop Sugar & Arizona Jean Co! Start off the school year making a statement with your effortless style using a few key pieces from the Arizona collection and make sure to check out my Lookbook video for the complete outfit looks!

My first rule of thumb to styling any of my outfits is layering! This will give you the option to change up your look of the day and staying comfortable just by removing a layer. Cardigans, for example are a must! They go perfectly with your favorite graphic tee and this is an instant outfit! I love this varsity inspired Arizona cardi for the perfect back to school look.

Of course you will have those days where you’ll want to dress up a little to stand out and you will need a pretty little floral dress to do just that. Anything with a bit of boho inspiration is right up my alley so this flowly floral dress by Arizona is perfect paired with an oversized cardigan. My trick with layering is to synch in the waist when you can because you don’t want to look too bulky.

Speaking of boho inspiration, this peasant top from Arizona is the perfect piece to create an effortlessly stylish outfit with the pretty crochet details. You can easily pair this with jeans or shorts and the top will dress it up your look.

Finally, my go-to, comfortable, lazy day outfit piece is this Arizona pullover hoodie. It’s super soft and lightweight at the same time! I love the loose fit of this hoodie and you can easily layer a tee or tank top underneath.

Please be sure to click on my video below to see the complete looks I created with these essential pieces from JC Penney Arizona!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by JCPenney/The Original Arizona Jeans Company through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about JCPenney/The Original Arizona Jeans Company, all opinions are my own.

02 May 2014

Bene-Faves! Benefit Cosmetics Goodies

Happy Friday! I recently received an amazing care package from one of my all time favorite beauty brands and I couldn't wait to test everything out for you guys! I opened up the box to find an assortment of their most favored products. Benefit has always drawn me in with their stand out packaging, unlike a lot of the typical stuff we see. I remember one of my very first concealers (that started off my concealer obsession) was Boi-ing, their industrial strength concealer. They pretty much had me in the palm of their hands since.

Not to anyone's surprise, I've found some must-haves out of the bunch that I needed to swatch and share with you guys!

These Creaseless Cream Shadows are exactly what the name implies. The color pigmentation is amazing but it's the creamy, smooth texture that makes them my new favorite. They glide on effortlessly and blend easily with your fingertips. I've been using "No Pressure" almost daily! They work GREAT as an eyeshadow base or worn alone and you don't have to worry about them smudging or budging at all because they are long lasting.

Lets talk about this packaging!!!! I instagramed a photo of these babies right when I saw them and it was reposted on the Benefit Instagram page and my head just about exploded with excitement :D 
I did, however made the mistake of calling them "lipsticks" because they are actually Hydra-Smooth Lip Colors. They are enriched with shea, mango butter and vitamin E. So think- a super hydrating lip butter with great color pigmentation. The two colors I got are "Juicy Details" (Top pic), which is a pretty neutral pink and "Tutti-Cutie" (Bottom pic), which is more of a bright coral compared to Juicy Details. Both are a gorgeous wash of color on your lips that are buildable for a more intensity.

And last but not least, a BRIGHT pop of color from their newest lip and cheek stain collection -Lollitint! The name itself would sucker me into buying it (see what I did there?) But their lip and cheek stains are serious business. They leave a bright and long lasting color that you don't have to think or fuss about. After I snapped this photo of the swatch, it stayed on for well into the night. I also own the original Benetint which is a rosy red color that actually smells like a bouquet of roses! 

Keep an eye out for some upcoming makeup tutorials on my channel, with these goodies and more. I'll be doing a separate post and review about the Big Easy BB Cream soon. Hope you guys have a great weekend!

xo Winnie

16 April 2014

Who, What, Where?!

I'm completely ashamed looking at the date of my very last blog post. I can't believe I've let so much time pass without so much as an explanation why. So, I have to apologize for neglecting my blog and lets get on with catching you up on the changes that have happened!

1. I've MOVED! I'm officially an Angeleno - driver's license, zip code and all! If you're subscribed to my YouTube channel, you know this all too well. As I pretty much stay in my apartment most of the time filming. With that said, I'm still getting used to my new environment. I've found it a little difficult to make connections with a lot of people here but I know in time this will change. Relocating here was a big decision that I knew would have a huge impact on my life. So no matter what, I will not take any opportunities or experiences for granted.

2. YouTube Hustling! At the moment, I'm a full time Content Creator; devoting all my time to filming, editing, planning and learning the YouTube-verse 24/7. I would've never imagined myself in this position last year but I finally found something I am passionate and motivated to do everyday. It was a deciding factor for moving and also a step closer down the path in a career in which I hope I can mold it into. I still have lots to learn and I'm reminded of it everyday. It's definitely not easy to put yourself out there to the world but nothing worth having comes easy.

3. I'm a Neutrogena Brand Ambassador! Those of you who follow my IG might have an idea of what I'm referring to. Basically, I learn all about the brand and it's products and share all the knowledge with you guys. I was flattered and fortunate to have been chosen amongst a lot of amazing bloggers and YouTuber's to be a part of this. Through this and many other opportunities, I've had a chance to meet and make friends with so many empower and inspirational women.

4. SHORT hair don't care! Many of you know I was a slave to my long locks and extensions for..forever! And every woman will tell you, if you want a change - change your hairstyle. More than that, I really wanted to shed the 'safety blanket' of my long hair after moving. It was just another thing to push me outside of my boundaries enough to make other brave decisions like... running yellow lights.

There's a lot of bits and pieces that are missing in between but I just wanted to let you all know that I'm coming back to my blog and I am going to make it a priority to update as often as possible. I've been wanting to change and revamp my site for a long time and I will be working hard on it. There's so much more to come and I can't wait to share it with you along the way.

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