Makeup On Pointe: December 2016 Boxycharm

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a very safe and happy holiday and are excited for 2017 to begin. I don’t know about you, but I’ve just about had it with 2016! Plus new years are always exciting to me, even if I never follow through on my resolutions.

Today’s post is a very belated Boxycharm unboxing! I was supposed to have gotten this up last Wednesday, but life caught up with me a little too hard and I totally put it off until it was too late, but oh well.

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The theme for this month’s box was Makeup On Pointe, which I thought was pretty cute, despite the fact that the items I received don’t particularly remind me of ballet. Is that just me? I feel like a ballet-themed box should have more softer colors and not a dark purple lipstick and dark red nail polish. They hit the nail right on the head with the eyeshadow palette, though!

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Anyway, enough chit chat. The biggest item in this box was the Buff Collection palette by Pure Cosmetics. This palette retails for $50 and is basically a Naked 3 dupe, so I won’t be keeping it since I already have and love Naked 3.

Next, we got the IBY Beauty lip liner in the color Rosebud. I probably own ten million other colors like this, but I do love me some lip liner so it’s going straight to my stash!

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Then we have the mini Make Up Eraser, which seems cute and I’m excited to try it! It does seem a bit too good to be true, so I guess I’ll have to test it and find out for myself. We’ll see!

One of the items I was most excited about was the Butter London nail polish in the color Ruby Murray. This color is just perfect for winter (even if I am in Florida) and it’s definitely going on my nails when I have time to sit down and do them!

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Last but not least, I received the OFRA liquid lipstick in the color Napa Valley and while I do love OFRA, this color is too far past my comfort zone and I’d never wear it, so it’s going in a pile of things to sell/get rid of.

So that’s it for today! What did you think of this month’s Boxycharm?

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All dolled up for Doll Me Up

Merry Christmas everyone! I’m back again with a new fashion post and a very exciting one at that — my first ever order from Doll Me Up!

As soon as I found out that they were having an incredible sale for Black Friday, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to stock up on cropped cardigans, which are an essential for the working pinup girl (especially when your office is as cold as mine is!), so I grabbed four different cardigans, along with four different head scarves, which are a staple for any retro-loving girl.

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Cardigan + scarf: Doll Me Up. Top + pants: Pinup Girl Clothing.

I took my lovely friend Paola out to a cute little area nearby where she lives and she was kind enough to take my pictures for me. Of course, our photo shoots are never without a fair share of funny, goofy and downright weird pictures, so I’ll be sharing some of those jewels on here for you guys to enjoy.

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Doll Me Up has a variety of colors of the Tootsie Crop Cardigan in sizes from S to 4X and they cost $23.99 each, but I was able to snag them for $16.99 each at the Black Friday sale. I only wish I had bought a couple more!

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I’m usually an XL in most repro brands, but in these cardigans, I sized down to a L and they fit perfectly. Seriously. I cannot rave about these cardigans enough. At this point, I have 11 different colors and they’re amazing, because they go well with all of my dresses, skirts and tops and they’re perfect for a chilly office (like mine).

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I bought four cardigans and four scarves, so it seemed logical to pair them up to go with the outfit I was wearing (for a different blog post, but you won’t see these pictures again). I got the cardigans in the colors Magenta, Baby Yellow, Teal Blue and Blush respectively (and I have more in navy, white, mustard, burgundy, ice blue, mint and black) and I’m fully considering going back for at least two or three more! I know, I have a problem.

I also purchased their Nifty 50’s hair scarves in the colors Raspberry, Aqua, Sea Blue and Navy Blue — and I want to go back for more! These scarves are $13.99 but I was able to get each one for $5.99 each (which is good, because 14 dollars for a head scarf is a bit much for me — sorry DMU!).

Overall, I’m really happy with my purchases and I feel like a world of outfit opportunities has presented itself to me — and I can’t wait to keep adding to my collection!

Thanks for reading — did you buy anything on Black Friday?

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She wants the D(isney brooch): Lola D’s Boutique review

Hi loves! I hope you’re all enjoying my cheesy mug in the featured photo of this post, because it’s a pretty accurate representation of who I am as a person and I feel no shame in sharing (nor should I). Anyway, before I get off track, let’s get into it!

A few months ago, my friends Paola and Kirsten over at The Hepburn Movement wrote a review about these beautiful Disney brooches they had received from Kristen over at Lola D’s Boutique on Etsy and I knew right away I needed one of these beautiful brooches in my life!

Thankfully, Kristen is the absolute sweetest and was kind enough to send me some for me to review on my little blog — the best part is I was so sure I was getting just one, and she surprised me with two brooches AND some adorable hair clips on top of it!

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Top/pants: Pinup Girl Clothing. Cardigan: Doll Me Up. Brooch: C/O Lola D’s Boutique.

The brooch I thought I was getting was this mint resin Disneyland brooch, which is pretty common to see within the pinup community amongst Disney fans, but what makes Kristen’s brooches special is that they’re amazing quality for a fraction of the price!

I absolutely love the Disneyland brooch and I can’t wait to wear it to the parks. It’s sturdy, the pin back definitely won’t undo on its own and it’s just absolutely beautiful — you can tell it was made with love.

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Top/pants: Pinup Girl Clothing. Cardigan/scarf: Doll Me Up. Brooch: C/O Lola D’s Boutique.

The one she surprised me with was this adorable glitter Minnie carriage brooch, which is very fitting because I have been obsessed with Cinderella lately (how did she know?!) and on top of that, it matches the head scarf I’m wearing in this picture perfectly!

These brooches were a wonderful beginning to what I’m sure will grow to be an extensive brooch collection, and I couldn’t be more thankful to Kristen for being so kind as to send me these beautifully made brooches. Please please please check out her shop and buy all the adorable crafty things!

Thanks for reading! I’ll see you guys on Wednesday!

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Collective haul: Sephora freebies, Bésame Cosmetics and more

Hi everyone! Today’s post is the best kind of haul there is — one where I paid for very few of the things included in it! I can’t say that often, so I’m definitely going to relish in that for now!

If you’re wondering, the reason for this is because everything I got in this haul is a mish mash of birthday presents,  Sephora point perks, birthday freebies and some Black Friday goodies! There’s a lot to talk about, so let’s get started.

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First up are two skincare products I couldn’t be more excited about: the LUSH Tea Tree Water and Magical Moringa! I have tried many, many samples of Magical Moringa after hearing a LUSH employee rave about how good it is for oily skin, but this is my first time actually owning it and I’m so excited! And of course, Tea Tree Water is also very raved about and I’ve been using sample sizes I had of it for a few weeks, but now I have a big, big bottle to last me for a while! Both of these were a present from my mom for my birthday.

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Next, we have part one of my birthday freebies, this one being the fresh soy face cleanser and rose face mask! I chose this one originally, but the Sephora employee must have really liked me, because he hooked me up with this AND the Marc Jacobs set!

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I spent all year trying to decide which one of the two I would choose and I was super lucky to get both! Thanks, dude at the Sephora check out whose name I don’t remember! The Marc Jacobs set contains a black eye liner and a lipstick in the color Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

I also had some issues with Ulta (namely not getting my birthday coupon) but a quick call to customer service rectified that and I was able to get my Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy eye shadow!

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Next in the freebies section, we have the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipstick in the color Liquorice, the Amande shower oil, and the cutest little sample of the Viktor&rolf Flowerbomb perfume.

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Up next, and one of the most exciting parts of this haul, are my first Beauty Bakerie lipsticks! I got the colors Cranberry Stiletto and She’s Just Jelly (left and right respectively) and I’m already planning on getting more, because let me tell you, they are AMAZING. They stay on for pretty much anything and when I wore Cranberry Stiletto, I basically only touched it up twice all day (both times after eating oily foods).

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And last, but most certainly not least, a total impulse purchase but one I can’t really feel too bad about is the Bésame Cosmetics lipstick in the color Victory Red 1941, which comes with this adorable pin. Not only is this the most perfect red that has ever graced my lips, $5 of each purchase goes to the Hope for the Warriors organization! How cool is that? It’s a lipstick with a cause. I absolutely love this brand and I can’t wait to get my hands on a couple more of the lipstick colors they have!

So that’s it for today, what did you think of my haul? Have you tried any of these before? Let me know in the comments!

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The dapperest of Dapper Days

Hi everyone! I’m back with another fashion post, are you proud of me?! This post is brought by a very special occasion, AKA my favorite holiday — Dapper Day! If you haven’t heard of it (and I’m so sorry if you haven’t), Dapper Day happens twice a year, in the fall and in the spring, at Disney World, Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris, and is a day for people to dress up and go to the park looking dapper, whether that be in contemporary or vintage style!

This Dapper Day, I wanted to do something a little out of the norm, so I decided to go as one of my favorite redheads, Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables! She was one of my favorite characters ever as a kid and she still is to this day, and I had so much fun creating a 1950s Anne Shirley look!

I went for something a bit more child-like, rather than something more like adult Anne, because I wanted to wear a hat and my hair in braids. I got a plaid skirt from Hell Bunny, the top from Poshmark, the hat from Pinup Girl Clothing, the petticoat from Lindy Bop, the socks from Amazon and the shoes from Amazon. As far as accessories, I wore pearl earrings my grandma gave me, as well as a pearl-like ring from Old Navy because Anne always said she wanted a pearl ring — and lastly, my friend Hayley made me an amethyst brooch! (Don’t worry, it’s not real amethyst.)

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Have you ever gone to Dapper Day? Thanks for reading!

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The littlest lipstick haul

Hi everyone! I’m back again with the cutest, tiniest haul you’ve ever seen, courtesy of my friend Kira. The reason I say that is because the OFRA lipsticks were a present from them, and the Besame lipsticks they got for me with free shipping and I keep forgetting to pay them back… oops.

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Let’s get right into it, shall we? Besame Cosmetics is a company I first heard of because of Agent Carter and my love for Hayley Atwell. In the first Captain America movie, they used one of the Besame lipsticks on Peggy, and I fell in love with the color and the company, as soon as I researched it.

The thing is, Besame makes makeup based off real vintage makeup from different eras — so all the lipsticks you see above are recreations of real colors from their respective years. The colors here are Noir Red 1930, Cherry Red 1035, Red Velvet 1946, Dusty Rose 1969 and Chocolate Kiss 1970.

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And can we just talk about how cute and little they are? I haven’t actually tried putting them on yet but they already look adorable on my vanity!

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The colors here, from top to bottom, are Noir Red 1930, Cherry Red 1935, Red Velvet 1946, Dusty Rose 1969 and Chocolate Kiss 1970.

The quality of these is amazing, so I absolutely had to get the mini lipstick set to try out some new colors! I may or may not have ordered the Victory Red lipstick they came out with after missing it the first time around, and I’m already thinking about which one to get next…

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Next, we have these two beautiful colors from one of my favorite brands, OFRA! We all know I love these lipsticks, and Kira was amazing to get me these two new colors for my birthday. On the right, we have Tuscany, and left is Cape Town. How beautiful are they?! I have tons of similar colors but these are slightly darker… that makes all the difference, right?

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Top is Cape Town and bottom is Tuscany. I can’t wait to wear these!

What have you bought recently? Thanks for reading!

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Dressed to the 9 and 3/4s

Hello again! I’m back with another post about my adventures in pinup with my beautiful friends, this time featuring two new faces to the blog!

A few weeks ago, my friends and I got all dolled up to attend an event at Universal called Dressed to the 9 and 3/4s. We wanted to meet up with the group but were there super late, so instead we just went off on our own and took pictures and had a magical time!

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From left to right, we have Reanne, wearing a Lindy Bop skirt, myself in ModCloth, Paola in vintage, Anna in ModCloth, Kaitlyn in vintage and Kyra in ModCloth, so… a good mix of repro and retro!

Instead of going by our houses, we decided to just dress up for the Yule Ball in our brightest and fanciest wizard wear and we loved it! We got our fair share of compliments, as well as a good amount of weird looks but hey, if you saw six girls traipsing around a theme park in fancy dresses and fluffy petticoats, you’d probably stare too, right?

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Our adventure started in a back alley in New York… AKA the New York street of Universal Studios Florida, which seems appropriate since Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them is set in New York! Here, we twirled to our heart’s content, cast some spells away from the no-majs eyes, and took some pretty good pictures.

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Next, we headed to London to stop in Diagon Alley, where I couldn’t stay away from the Daily Prophet office! I’ve always said that I would work there if I were really a witch, so this seemed appropriate. One day, they’ll offer me a job!

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These girls have been such a bright light in my lie, and it feels like I’ve known them for ages even though it’s been a few short months! Everyone should be so lucky to have friends like these in their lives.

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We ended the day taking pictures with the rest of our dapper wizarding friends, and of course, had to snap a group shot of the six of us before we left. It was a great day and I can’t wait for the opportunity to do it again!

Thanks for reading!

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