Friday, September 18, 2015

Fall Makeup Faves 2015



Hi! The weather is getting cooler and I just had my first pumpkin spice steamer the other day so its a natural urge to want to share the stuff that is going to beat my face for the next couple of months ;)

1. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation - Go buy this. Now. Its worth the money and all the hype is true. I'm in the shade "Sand" and it matches me perfectly. It gives me such a flawless natural finish, way better than the MAC foundation I've been using.

2. Nars Blush - All the NARS blushes are amazing. Every. Single. One. My true love is "Orgasm" since it gives such a nice glow to the cheeks.

3. Becca Highlighter in "Champagne Pop" - This is the highlighter that was created with Youtuber Jaclyn Hill, its great. Makes you glowy, does what a highlighter is supposed to do. BUT, if you already have Opal and Moonstone just layer them and you basically have a Champagne Pop.

4. KVD Everlasting Liquid Lipstick - I recently decided to jump on the liquid to matte lipstick train. Not going to lie, they definitely dry out my lips but the color "Bauhau5" is BEAUTIFUL, definitely worth the dryness and stays on F O R E V E R.

5. Jeffree Star Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in "Unicorn Blood" - This was my first time trying anything from the Jeffree Star line.....holy shit, i need more.  Its a gorgeous color for the fall, didn't dry out my lips at all & it was soo easy to apply.

5. Tarte Gifted Mascara - This mascara along with Dior It Addict Lash have been in my mascara rotation since January and it hasn't failed me yet. It leaves my lashes long and full, doesn't take a long time to remove at the end of the day, and doesn't smudge and flake.







Wednesday, January 21, 2015

They All Fall Down



I'm the biggest fan of the Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard (no shocker there), so I was going through some withdrawal when I finished the last book of the series. Next thing you know I'm in B&N and I stumble upon this book and I was hooked.

Each year a group of girls are chosen to be on "The List" and for some reason this year (the 13th year) the girls that were placed on the list are dying from freak accidents. Kenize Summerall doesn't think she  belongs on the list as soon its released and she definitely doesn't think she deserves to be fifth either. When she notices odd occurrences that are happening to each of the girls on the list, herself included, she takes matters into her own hands and tries to solve these accidents. Attempting to figure out what's really going on can lead to her losing her life. 

The book definitely kept me on my toes and filled the hole I had in my heart from the ending of PLL. I'm honestly hoping that this becomes a series since it has potential to be something great for fans of Sara Shepard & the show.

You can purchase They All Fall Down by Roxanne St. Clair at B&N, Amazon, & other book retailers.


xo ♥


P.S. Let me know if you have read any good thrillers lately or if you've read this book! I'm thinking of reading The Cuckoo's Calling since The College Prepster recommended it! 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy New Year!! - Back for Good


Hellloooo!

After a very long absence, I hope that each and everyone of you had an amazing holiday season!

As part of my new years resolution, I'm going to try my hardest to get back into the swing of blogging again. I really want to take TAD extremely serious this year but obviously, school comes first. Its going to be extremely difficult to balance TAD & school but I will make it work!

In other news, PLL COMES BACK ON TUESDAY!!!! I'm soo excited! I have so many questions after the Christmas episode, which I thought was phenomenal. I'm definitely going to be posting my thoughts on it on Wednesday, so stay tuned for that!

till next time!

xoxo♥

Friday, October 24, 2014

My Holy Grails!

Hello!

I have decided to share with you the products that I will go out and buy 100 of them should they be discontinued.


My Holy Grails

1. Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE !! I've been using this for the last 4 months or so & it is simply amazeballs! I have oily/combo skin so sometimes powders keep the oil at bay but also make me look super matte & makes my dry skin super noticeable. This is the first powder foundation that I have used that makes my skin glowy, I think its the perfect foundation for that "No-Makeup-Makeup" look. 

2. Mac Prolongwear Concealer - My concealer gets into the creases underneath my eyes & I hate it. This is the only concealer that last the WHOLE day,does not budge & settle into those fine lines. My only issue is the smell. :(

3. NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base - This right here is bananas! I have oily lids (this phrase makes me cringe) & because of that my eyeshadows slip & slide without a primer. This is the ONLY one that will make my eyeshadows looks gorgeous and crease-free! 

4. NARS Orgasm Blush - My first blush & my first love. I have a ton of blushes and I will usually gravitate toward this baby 75% of the time. It looks good on so many skin tones & the color could go on sheer or you could build it up. NARS blushes last FOREVER, I've had mine for a VERY long time & I hit pan 2 months ago.

5. Diorshow Mascara - I first received a sample of this back in 2011 & since then we have been bonded for life. It makes my lashes look super voluminous & you could literally pack on the layers and it will not clump! 

Hope you enjoyed this short post, maybe you should tell me what products you can't live without in the comments below! 

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xo,
A

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Two Months

It has been TWO months since my last post & I sincerely apologize from the bottom of my heart.

School this semester has totally been kicking my ass. For those of you that don't know I'm a bio major & I want to go to pharmacy school. I have also been in college since 2010 & am NO where near graduating. But let me ya, when I put on that cap & gown I am going to have the biggest party ever.

In other news, the weather in NYC the last 2 days has been extremely shitty. All I want to do is curl up in my bed with my dog & finish watching season 3 of "Veronica Mars". Which by the way, is a great show!

Once again, I'm so sorry for my absence. I promise you I'll be making a comeback soon. I have a couple of post lined up, I just haven't had the time to post them. Every time, I look at my stats for TAD I see more & more people reading & I just want to THANK YOU all for reading my nonsense.

Until next time!

xo,
A ♥

Thursday, August 21, 2014

PLL - No One Here Can Love Or Understand Me (S5 Ep. 11)

I really enjoyed this week's episode! So many questions where answered and things were said that all make sense now. I was especially happy to learn what happened at the end of Ravenswood but, I was totally creeped out.  I think the spirit that came through the Ouija board was Miranda's spirit finally leaving Caleb.  

I'm ecstatic that Melissa finally spilled the beans about what happened the night that Ali went missing. I still don't trust her but, I do think that she loves Spencer enough to want to protect her. It finally all makes sense, but I now what to know who Mrs. D saw out her window that night [I thought it was Melissa that hit her with the rock]. According to Little Miss Liar Ali, her mom buried her alive but I don't know how plausible that is because she obviously can not be trusted. I'm patiently waiting for the day when the viewers finally find out what REALLY happened that night because it seems like that night lasted 26 hours if she did everything she claims she did.

Photo from Razorfine.com


As much as I hate Mona, I'm so happy that her and the liars are finally joining forces. In this episode we saw such a different side her that we don't get to see very often and it was kind of refreshing. After Mona and Aria's conversation in the bathroom I want to know exactly what Mona knows about what happened to the girls in New York because that could definitely be a game changer.

Sorry to go off in a tangent but, do you think that the person speaking to Cyrus at the end of last week's episode was Ali's twin ?? I'm fairly certain it is just for the fact that he knows Ali's a blonde so why would she wear a brown wig to meet him ?

I'm literally counting down the days till next week's finale but my question to you is...who do you think is going to die ? I'm 75% certain that is going to be Mona and 25% of me thinks its going to be Caleb because in the promo you see Hanna crying and those are the only two people I can think of that she would cry about.

Who do you think is going to die ? Let me know in the comments :D

Thanks for reading !
 
xo,
A



Monday, August 11, 2014

Updates

I'm currently in the lovely island of Puerto Rico enjoying sometime with my family! But it is hot as hell here, today I was literally sitting in front of the fan and I was sweating. Good Lawd, I had to sit in the car with the AC blasting for at least an hour. 


I know I've been posting less frequency and I apologize profusely, I'm going to try to post on Wednesday with my thoughts on PLL. It's not for sure because I don't now what my wifi situation will be, I promise I will try! 

I'll also try to take pictures depicting my time here, I spend a lot of time doing non-touristy things here. I don't spend a lot of time in San Juan, actually the only time I'm in San Juan is when I arrive at the airport. When I get back to my beloved computer I'll post them to show you all! 

It was also The Amanda's Diaries birthday last week, and I'm so happy I started blogging. It has been such a great experience to get my thoughts out in the open for you all to read. To those that have been with me in the beginning I want to thank you for sticking with me since then. I really really appreciate all of you. I can't wait to see what this year has in store for TAD! 

Once again thanks for reading! 

xo, 
A