Monday, January 11, 2016

My Everyday Makeup Routine

Well I caved and made my very first Youtube video! The new year always brings out the best in people, doesn't it?! I wanted to do a full post on my usual beauty routine, however please note that I don't do this every single day. For example, as I'm writing this I'm completely bare faced wearing sweatpants and a messy bun. My next clinical is in the hospital, so my routine will most likely consist of CC cream and eyeliner/mascara (because I look like the surprised emoji without mascara on.. #blondeyelashproblems). 

If you struggle with winged liner, definitely give my technique a try! It's all about finding the right brush/product for you.  Another tip to keep in mind is to not obsessed about getting them perfectly even. I'm type-A and I just let them do what they want to do that day.. by the time I put mascara on I can't tell a difference! Everything I used in the video is linked in the two widgets below. Some are new to my routine after Christmas (the contour palette, the highlighter) but everything else has been my go-to for months! I definitely get in a routine and stick to it.



Face Products:


Eye & Lip Products:

Thank's for reading/watching! Can anyone tell me how to create a custom thumbnail on youtube?  




Thursday, January 7, 2016

INSTA{CHIC}

 cardigan ($17!) / Top / legging pants / Boots / Scarf / bag color Fog (love this color on sale) / iPhone case 

I wore this on a date night to the Avalon and it was freezing that night! This cardigan is actually ridiculously warm, especially for the cheap price tag. My handbag is from Amazon in the color Fog. There are so many good post-christmas sales right now on these bags and a lot of other cute colors to choose from. Shop them here or here

Hat ($14 but always use extra coupons!) / Sweatshirt: J. crew (similar) / White Under Shirt  / Jeans / Booties (also similar here) / Similar bag on sale!

Last minute Christmas shopping at the Outlet Shoppes of "Atlanta". I was looking for a cute knitted hat with a faux fur pom pom on top and when picking up some PJ's for my mom at Kohls I found this one for only $7! Online it says $14, but always stack coupons when shopping there. They're great to throw on not only when it's cold, but also when you don't feel like washing your hair ;) Also, this handbag was a mega-surprise from Tim last Christmas because it was sold out. There's a newer version this year and it's currently on sale!

 Top: old from BR (similar and on sale for $25) / Scarf ($15) / Jeans / Booties / Bag

Mixing patterns these day's is so easy because almost anything goes. My favorite combo would be either stripes or plaid paired with an animal print. What's your favorite pattern mix? These booties are super old but I actually found a pair online here

 Dress: Fiore Boutique (similar) / Belt: C. Wonder from Tj Maxx (similar) / Booties

Here's my Christmas Day outfit. I wasn't prepared to show off the legs but the weather (and all the food) wouldn't have it any other way but to wear a comfy dress. It's pretty oversized and I previously styled it with a faux fur vest (see the look here), but because it was hot I just belted it to give me a waist. Also in this picture I'm wearing new hair extensions and I plan on doing a post about them soon. They're so much better than clip-in's!

Hat ($15.90) / Vest, similar / Top: Banana Republic (similar and cheaper here) / Jeans / Booties 

This hat is from F21 and I can't find it online :( This one is similar in size/color AND price because it's currently 50% off in the Nordstrom sale. I love how easy a hat can take your outfit up a notch and with them you can always fake a good hair day. 

 Vest: (similar and $35) / Dress: Target (similar) / Boots (another cute pink color here

There's been a lot of rainy days here in GA, so I've been getting a lot of use out of my Hunters. It's fun to add a pop of color to an otherwise basic outfit. I've had these pink ones for over a year (the color is lipstick), but they finally made new versions and I liked both above. 


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I've been working on some new content for SCxo this year.. A few videos are in the works and editing them has been a learning process for my type-A personality. Stay tuned for some reviews and beauty tutorials!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Cozy Blanket Scarf

blanket scarf, strawberry chic, fall fashion
I''m someone who is always cold... If I could bring a blanket with me everywhere I go without looking ridiculous I probably would. The next best thing? Blanket scarves. As soon as Tim and I got to the movies, I got to cuddle up in this cozy blanket scarf from Aerie (c/o). It's currently on sale for under $18 and would make an awesome gift for a friend. There are so many ways to style a blanket scarf, but my favorite is to just wrap and tuck. This one wasn't the typical square shape, so I didn't have to fold it into a triangle before wrapping it around (you can leave the ends out or tuck them!). Another easy way to style them is to go with the poncho trend I've seen around lately-  just drop it flat across your back and bring the ends towards the front (for a visual look at the right image in the widget below). 
What's your favorite way to style a blanket scarf?