2. ALDO Menches Floral Backpack ($56)
1. JanSport Right Pack Backpack ($58)- This bag is perfect for those dirty cafeteria floors. The durable paten leather bottom is ideal for heavy duty use.
3.Esperos Bags ($80): Great for a commuter student or a working student that needs a lightweight bookbag that can hold all of lifes necessities. And get this: a portion of all proceeds help fund education for underprivileged kids across the world.
4. Slouchy Vegan Tote ($68): I'm obsessed with totes and this vegan leather tote hand/shoulder bag by FreePeople is no different. Perfect for the stylish student to hold books, laptops and makeup all at once.
5.UO Canvas Army Backpack ($59): A beautiful classic. This backpack could survive anything including the crowded hallways on the rush to classes.
6. BDG Thayer Dome Stud Shoulder Bag (NOW $49): This bag is perfect for a fashion forward girl that doesn't much to carry!
7. Hershel Supply co. Retreat Backpack in Grey. ($70): For a pretty penny this backpack will last you a lifetime. A perfect brand for a conservationist that wants both durability and style.
8. Ecote Manzano Suede Fringe Backpack ($60): And for the love of fringe I had to add just one!
9. BDG Canvas Backpack (NOW $34) : This minimalistic beauty is on sale for an amazing price with plenty of inside compartments and 11 colors to choose from its the perfect bag for any one!
10.BDG Drawstring Backpack ($30): Here's a treat for you! this incredible oversized drawstring rucksack is only $30 at Urban Outfitters!
11. So Psyched Backpack ($58): This backpack is perfect for students who want to try their hand in the translucent bag trend without submerging themselves into it. The beautiful print and peekaboo affect are sure to turn heads.
Reversibly Vegan Leather Tote Bag ($60): And last but certainly never least, my favorite tote of all: Urban Outfitters oversized vegan leather tote. This bag is the perfect go to for both school and the office. A great solution for students with after school internships! Bonus: it comes in 8 different color pairings!
Whew! Try saying that 10 times fast! But seriously this product is amaaaazziiinng!
It's especially good for those mornings when you wake up but you don't feel like going full face. Just wear a little bit of under eye or BB cream and set your nose and check area with some of this bad boy and BOOM you're done just like that. Pretty, flawless skin in minutes. Now, i should add that this is not a SPOT CORRECTOR in anyway, It is translucent so it will not blur scars and/or marks only you're pores. This is why i suggest still doing spot coverage or wearing CC/BB cream before you put it on.
This product is most comparable to the It Cosmetics "Bye Bye Pores Airbrush Silk Anti-Aging Finishing Powder- Pressed"
While these are both amazing products, The It Cosmetics pore eraser is better suited for people with fine lines, wrinkles AND dry skin. Because it is anti-aging it was created made with dry and cracked skin in mind so it's super hydrating! Which is absolutely awesome but doesn't work for my predominantly oily combination skin. Also if you have darker skin the It cosmetics may not be for you. When i swatched them both in Ulta (blog about that experience coming soon...) the It Cosmetics left a white sheen on my arm. (But that may just have been an application problem.)
If you are oily in your t-zone please use the Too Faced Primed and Poreless, it is a godsend! It feels so natural while also ridding you of gaping pores! Sometimes i forget that I have it on. It is also slight mattifying without making your face look as dry as the Sahara.
The packaging is suppeer cute on this powder, as everything Too Faced always is. It is a pretty baby pink compact with a gold border around the front face of the compact exterior. The words on the front are in Black and Gold cursive. On the back of the packaging the suggested instructions are written in both English and Italian.
Inside, of the actual compact contains 10 grams/.35 oz of product (enough to last a few months),a high definition mirror and a sort of vintage-y (that's a word now) cosmetic face pad with a finger strap and all. Its a very cute little addition, however its not very functional so i use it as a protector. The pad picks up way to much product at one time! So be careful! If you just pick up the pad and slap it on your face you will end up with this:
Yes, this can be buffed out but it will leave a whitened bright sheen. If you have fair skin this will add a beautiful glow to your skin. If you have dark skin this look is not very flattering and will make you appear ashy. I personally love to use this powder with the real techniques "Expert Face Brush." ($9)
This brush is absolutely magic. If you go into your powder directly with this brush it picks up just enough and buffs it out so beautifully all over the face. Your pores disappear in an instant! (I will do a drug store brush review soon.)
The powder itself appears an ashy white/beige color when you initially pick it up but i promise it goes on completely translucent with the correct brush.
Bottom line I absolutely recommend this product for ANYONE with oily, combination or normal skin. This product works on any skin tone but you should probably stay away from it if you are super fair as it may cause your skin to look washed out or dryer than it actually is.
Tips and Tricks:
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This is going to be a bit different this time. I'm not taking natural beiges browns and blonds I'm talking total P!nk and Nicole Riche hair dying but for girls that may feel it is impossible to aquire that style with their hair texture. I for one am an African American girl who has dyed her hair blue and purple before and it worked out great! Fair warning though: the first time I dyed my hair red I loked like Ronald Macdonald! But don't worry most hairstylist are great about bringing you towards the color that you want and my hair was perfect in no time! So today I aim to share with all of you beautiful people the tricks to having HEALTHY, BEAUTIFUl and VIBRANT colored hair..
First things first, always understand whats important here: YOU. Listen to yourself, your hair and any reactions you may have to a certain dye or clensing system. Its nice to look cute but a cute hairstyle will be ruined if you are constantly scratching at your scalp. SO to start with: the dye! Manic panic has a vegan hair dye system that comes in temporary and semi-permanent and are all vegetable based! Different colors show up better on different hair textures. I found that the most vibrant and true color for dark hair are: Purple Haze and Rockabilly Blue. These dyes are not usually carried in most hair shops but can be found in Sally's Beauty Supply Store and Online and www.ManicPanic.com
Next up always have a great conditioner! None of that fake popurii water based Bath and Bodyworks conditioner either. Crème of Nature has a Chamomile and Comfrey Healing Shampoo that is formulated for dehydrated hair! As we all now dry hair is a common side effect of bleached or dyed hair, so using a healing conditioner before there is a condition to heal is like winning a fight before it starts!
Paul Mitchell is a brand I SWEAR by, ive been using his shampoos in my hair from the time I could wash my hair by myself! Other than the delicious minty scent of his tea tree special shampoo it contains: white ginger, ALoe, Rosmary and lavender.
After you wash but before you blow dry you're going to need a good hair moisturizer to keep hair from drying out due to the loss pf nutrients caused by the dye and the upcoming heat. Oil based motrurizers are always best for dry hair in need of actual help. ORS has a Oilive Oil based Moisturizing Hair Lotion that keeps hair smooth and shiny.
A good blow-dry goes without saying but straightening your hair can be so tedious and damaging. Try Design essentials thermal strengthening serum. Leaves hair feeling silky smooth without the sticky residue of hair spray.
And finally, good hair and color means nothing if you fail to maintain it. Semi-permanent dyes will fade into different colors. These faded colors are actually the base colors that the original dye was built off of and is often a beautiful color on its own. The most beautiful dye jobs are results of a fade so just allow your hair to run its course with one dye at a time to avoid damaged hair.
To add moisture to hair after straightening it try a hair balm instead of a liquid cream. Carols Daughter makes an amazing water-free Hair Balm made specially for textured hair. The Balm is made from Soy and Corn oil and is highly nourishing without leaving hair too oily.
Pro Tip 1: Brush hair daily to avoid having to straighten every morning.
Pro Tip 2: Avoid washing hair for at least three weeks for longer lasting color and healthier hair.
Tell me what you thought! xx
It takes me approximately 15 minutes to get dressed in the morning and I have had many friends ask me how this is possible for a teenage girl at 6:00 in the morning to do without bumming it every day. So here are some pro tips for dressing stylish in a sinch.
•Quality over Quantity.
Over the past years I've realized that being a person who shops names and reputable brands is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact it makes my life a lot easier. And nothing is more expensive than time. If EVERY piece in your wardrobe is a statement peice then you will never have to "make" or "create" an outfit because the clothing will already be good enough to make itself.
•Dream it before you see it.
This rule has the same meaning as try it before you buy it. Instead of trying on multiple outfits in the morning try to visualize your possible outfit choices in your head while you brush your teeth or eat your breakfast or even while you are laying in bed the night before. Try narrowing your options down to three candidates that are all different variations of the others and share a common thread such as "green skinny jeans" or "black boots."
•The Sum is always greater than the whole:
When your deciding what to wear focus on a specific peice instead of a look. Different "looks" require completely different sets of clothing. You will end of wasting 15 minutes searching through stacks of clothes alone. Also, structuring your morning routine around a specific peice in your closet makes the entire decision process easier so long as you STICK TO THE PLAN!
•Purge your closets:
I know this one is especially hard for most of us girls. We're kind of hoarders and that can be our biggest downfall. See that closet full of clothes? Odds are you aren't wearing a third of them because they're either out of season, style or your size! Time to start over! This is not a bad thing. A closet purge means more clothes! And more space to store your new impulse buys! It also makes finding your clothes in the morning a lot less time consuming.
•Makeup makeup makeup:
Here's the deal. And guys out there...you probably won't get this. But there are some outfits that I will only wear if I can find a certain tube of lipstick or a certain look with my makeup. Yoir makeup can make or break any outfit. A bright PPP of pink can take but real colors from boring to trend setting in five minutes. So think twice about totally bumming it on bum day!
Last but not least, stylish bum days. The easiest was to look your best but feel comfortable is to wear a dress. To the outsider you appear to have spent copious amounts of time on your appearance but YOU and probably your friends know that you actually woke up 30 minutes before school and haven't even brushed your hair yet let alone shifted through your wardrobe. Moral of the story: invest in a cute cheap dress. I recommend forever 21 and Charolate Russe!
Well that's it folks! I hope some of these tips help you in your future wardrobe crisis' and keep your room a little cleaner :). If you have any other tips or suggestions on getting dressed in the morning or just want to say hi PLEASE leave them in the comments below!
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