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Thursday, July 28, 2011

OOTD + Sorority Sisters + Show Your Hearts

Hey everyone! I'm just doing a quick OOTD and a little Sorority Sisters update today!! I'll also be talking a little about the Show Your Hearts campaign!

Today I have a few meetings at work, so I have to dress more formal than usual. Even though I have to be formal, I still wanted it to be fun... so check out the shoes (they're kind of unbelievable)! I've included multiple views of the shoes because they really are unique in their design!

Dress: Anthropologie - $268

Shoes: Anthropologie - $298

I love the modern heel on these shoes! It takes a simple, formal dress to a chic, cutting-edge look :) Plus, they also come in brown, so if black isn't your thing, don't worry! Let me know if you like this unique style in the comments below!

Makeup for this look was super simple! I just used some lipstick from MAC in Malt, which was mentioned in my 11 Most Reached for Items post (Click here to read my 11 Most Reached for Items post!). As a base color, I used my Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Bone (also in that post) and added some neutral glitter using colors from my Too Faced Natural Eye Palette! Then I applied some blush from MAC's Surf, Baby collection (Click here to see MAC's Surf, Baby! Blush). For a bit of pop, I used MAC's Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Blue Noon (Click here to see MAC's Blue Noon eyeliner). I didn't wear any foundation because frankly, I was too lazy. And I just barely applied concealer under my eyes. Why not try and recreate this look as leave the link to your look in the comments below? (You don't have to use the exact same products either, just use the same colors!)

Now for the Sorority Sisters part of this post! Wanna start reading some cool tips on fashion essentials for college? Well, I knew you would and that's exactly what my first post for Sorority Sisters is about! Here's the link so you can read all about fashion essentials :)

Click here to read my Sorority Sisters post!

I also really quickly wanted to bring your attention to a devastating accident that occured. The Berry family, from Texas, suffered a huge tragedy and I'm asking for your help to bring awareness to this issue! Both parents were killed and both sons are now paralyzed from the waist down. I ask you switch out your profile pictures to help support this cause, as many celebrities have done- Lady Gaga, Ellen DeGeneres, etc! Please, please, please donate if you can :) It's so simple to donate- just text BERRY to 85944, and you will be asked to confirm your $10 donation. I've already donated and I hope you will too!

Click here to visit the Show Your Hearts website!

I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week! And hey- it's almost Friday! (If you're in a different country where it already is Friday, well... happy Friday!)


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sorority Sisters Launch!

Hey everyone! I have amazing news to share with you guys! Many of you who follow me on twitter, facebook, etc... know that I've been saying I have a special announcement that would come this week. Well, here it is! Recently, Taylor from youtube (CollegeGlamoration) posted a video talking about an upcoming idea she had to create a virtual sorority. She asked for anyone who wanted to blog or do videos for the Sorority Sisters group, so of course, I knew I had to!

So let me slow down and explain what Sorority Sisters is. It's a virtual sorority that is basically a group of 40 bloggers and vloggers dedicated to giving college advice, tips, and general college information. When I applied to Sorority Sisters, I had to answer basic questions and decide if I wanted to blog, vlog, or do both. I decided to just help with the blogging part of Sorority Sisters! Since I'm not involved with the youtubers, I can't really say what their schedule for posting is exactly, so I'll just be explaining the blog part of it to you guys!

I am a weekly blogger, but some girls are only posting monthly. I will always be posting on Mondays (which means when Monday comes, you should check out my post :D)! The things I write about are mainly fashion, makeup, beauty, and then little random things- like designing your dorm. Other girls are focused on totally different topics- finances, safety, etc. So it really is a complete guide to college, but also a type of advice column!

The girls in Sorority Sisters are either juniors/seniors in high school or in college. They are a great group of girls and let me tell you, I've read some of their posts that aren't published yet, and you will definitely want to read them!

If you want to know more about the girls I'm working with, just visit the Meet the Sisters page:

Here is the Sorority Sisters blog where we will post daily:

Here is the Sorority Sisters youtube where videos will be posted daily:

Here is the Sorority Sisters facebook page:

With this blog, I have created a second twitter:

I have also created a second email:

I hope everyone enjoys the blog and youtube! Let me know what you think too! The first blog post will be posted Monday, so that is the official launch of Sorority Sisters! My post is going to be about the top 10 items of clothing you should bring to college! I started off with a fashion post and will most likely do a makeup post next week! If you have any requests for me to post on the Sorority Sisters blog, feel free to request away! Hope you like our blog and youtube!!


Sunday, July 17, 2011


Hey everyone! I just want to start by saying thank you for following me here! When I started this blog, I had no idea if anyone would support me, but every single one of you has made this expierence all worth it :)

Anyway, you may have noticed a little update on the right column. I have added my facebook, twitter, youtube, and formspring (yes formspring, I'll explain in a second), so that you can easily follow me AND so I don't have to post all that information at the end of every single post :)

Okay so now to the formspring news! I decided to create a formspring page because if you follow me on facebook or twitter, you know I was going to do a questions tag. Well, I decided that instead of sitting down and typing out answers to all these questions I was sent, I could have an ongoing place to answer things and VOILA...I created a formspring! I hope you all ask me anything you've wanted to know :) It doesn't have to be about me either- it can be about makeup, fashion, beauty, life, food, basically anything you can think of!

So anyway, here's my formspring!

Enjoy! Oh and before I go, I have gotten a lot of requests for not only my new youtube channel (which you can find in the right side column, as well), but also to do lots of blog posts. So basically, I'm gonna be a little busy trying to get everything finished, but I will work as fast as I can to answer all your requests!
Thanks for supporting me :)


Friday, July 15, 2011

And The Winner Is... (+ Youtube Announcement)

Hey everyone! So it's the 15th :) I know everyone is anxious to hear who won the $420 makeup give away and yes, I have selected the winner at random. Before I say who won, I want to make a little announcement.

I am going to start making youtube videos! HOWEVER, I'm not going to be talking in them like most gurus. I don't really want to put my face/voice/whatever all over the internet (I'm a little scared about that, lol). I am simply going to be doing tutorials. So, when I upload my first video, you'll see exactly what I mean :) So everyone right now, go and subscribe to my channel!
I would love you guys to subcribe and spread the word about my channel- it would mean so much to me!!

So now that I've told you all my little announcement, it's time to announce the winner of the $420 huge give away! Of course, because I just told you about my new youtube account, I had to announce the winner in the form of a video! So just click play on the video below and you'll find out who won! Again, thanks to everyone who entered!! I had so much fun reading all your emails, tweets, facebook posts, and comments! I will probably do another give away in the future (**hint hint: subscribe to my youtube channel). Again, thanks to every single one of you! I can't express my thanks enough :)


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Update: Your Comments + 3 More Days

Hey everyone! So first off, I had such a great time in North Carolina! It was a lot of work, but it was all worth it :) I'm back now and trying to catch up on everything, which has been very overwhelming! Anyway, I wanted to do a quick update about some things going on this week and the next few weeks.

The first thing I want to talk about is comments on my blog posts. I read EVERY SINGLE comment and I love reading them! However, as my blog has expanded, I am not able to respond to all of them as I used to be able to :( However, as I said, I do read all of them, so if you have a question or request, still go ahead and ask about it because I will respond to those types of comments! I seriously appreciate you guys and your comments, so don't think otherwise!

Next thing I wanted to mention is that there are only 3 DAYS LEFT until I chose the winner for the $420 makeup give away!! I have been getting so many emails from you guys and I really appreiciate you entering! Some emails have made me want to cry because they're so inspirational, while others have literally made me fall to the floor because they were so funny!! I can't wait to chose the winner :D

And finally... last, but not least: I want to talk about my blog :) I want to get your opinion on the layout of it all. I'm thinking of maybe giving the blog a little redesign (nothing too major), so I want to get your feedback! If you want me to add anything (example: a new searchbar, a new gadget, etc...) or maybe move something around, just leave a comment below, tweet me, email me, or post it on my facebook wall! I would love to hear what different things you want me to add or remove!

Anyway, I have to go to work now, but I hope everyone has a wonderful week! And remember... only THREE more days until the winner is chosen!!

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