Style is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma. Fashion is something that comes after style.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


SHIRT- Kohl's
SHORTS- Kohl's 
NECKLACE- Local Store 

Close up of my necklace(:

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Review: Milani HD Advanced Lip Color

      I really like the color of this. It nearly matches my natural lip color with a hint of shimmer. It is just sheer enough to look give color without feeling too heavy, the pigmentation is perfect. I have read it is similar to MAC's Luster Lipstick but I have never personally tried them. Another good thing about this is how moisturizing it is. It doesn't dry out my lips at all.
     The only things that I don't really like is the packaging. In order to twist the product up you have to completely twist the whole stick multiple times which is slightly annoying. But other than that I think the packaging is really sleek and beautiful.
     Over all I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in it. For about $8 this is a really good buy, however I had this sent to me for free so I am not quite sure the exact price. However I do know this is available at CVS.


This is my daily look for school. I put the lightest color from the YBF Tempestuous Pallette all over my lid then I put the middle color on the crease & blend it together. After that I curl my lashes & add my Sheer Cover Extra Length Mascara. It is so simple  but I really like how it looks.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Review: Maybelline Dream Matte Powder

I just got this powder a few days ago & really like it. I have it in 2-2.5 Beige. Instead of wearing foundation I use this. I have combo skin and since the weather has been heating up here my face has started to look more oily. This gives me a very nice natural matte look. It doesn't look cakey or dry at all. It keeps me shine free all day, even after I work out. I would say this has a light buildable coverage. For $7 this is one of the best deals ever. I heard Rimmel Stay Matte, MAC Blot Powder, & the Matte FX are very similar products.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Healthy You = Healthy Skin

Are you one of those people who does everything to make your skin healthy but something still seems to be lacking? Well just a few alters in your diet can do wonders for your skin. All it takes is a few extra fruits and some Omega-3 to make your skin youthful looking once again(:

-LOTS of water
-low fat yogurt
-cottage cheese
-flax seeds
-green tea


2011 Trends for Men

-leather jackets
-flare pants
-textured hair
-1930s & 1940s style
-tailored tweed suits

Monday, May 23, 2011

Makeup Tag


-How many times do you wash your face daily?
Once a day
-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)Combo
-What is your current facial wash?Garnier Skin Renew
-Do you exfoliate?Once a week
-What brand do you use?Principle Secret
-What moisturizer do you use?Proactive
-Do you have freckles?No
-Do you use eye cream?No
-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?Yes

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?Tried it but hate the cleanser


-What foundation do you use?Sheer Cover Power
-How about concealer?Mirenesse Quad
-Do you know your undertone color?Neutral warm
-What do you think of fake eyelashes?They are nice for a big event 
-Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months?Yes, but I don't always follow that
-What brand of mascara do you use?Sheer Cover Lengthening
Sephora or MAC?Sephora
-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?No
-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?Powder brush, concealer brush & eyeshadow blending brush
-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?No
-For the face?Nope
-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?That's too hard!
-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?Both, but I hardly wear any eyeliner 
-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?Never
-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?.They are nice
-Do you use mineral makeup?Yes
-What is your favorite lipstick?YBF Ravishing Rose
-How about lipgloss?I can't decide that either!
-What is your favorite blush to use?I don;t really use blush, my skin already has pink undertones
-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?No
-Do you like drugstore makeup?Yes
-Do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets)No
-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?It would be fun!
-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?Not really
-Name a makeup crime that you hate?Bad blush & foundation lines
-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?Typically I wear neutral but coloured ones are fun for weekends
-Which celebrity always has great make up?Lauren Conrad
-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?mascara
-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?Yes
-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?Yes
-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?Well since I buy all my own makeup (unless I get it as a birthday gift) I only use drugstore so I don't really have experience with many brands but I think all lines are great at certain things, one doesn't really trump all in my book.  
-What do you think of Makeup?I think it's great to give a confidence boost & it's fun to play with

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Great Summer Hairstyles

-the trending feather hair extension
-messy bun
-braided bangs
-textured ponytail
-boho waves
-fishtail braid
-side braid
-sleek ponytail
-half back
-messy updo


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Black Bean Brownies

  • Sounds weird? Just try them, you'll fall in love. They are great if you have an intolerance or are allergic to dairy or gluten!

Makes 16 brownies


  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee (optional)
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x8 square baking dish.
  2. Combine the black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract, sugar, and instant coffee in a blender; blend until smooth; pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the mixture.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes.

My Fashion Inspirations

 Lauren Conrad- She is pretty much a given guess for anyone in their teen years. She has become very sophisticated, her book called Style is REALLY helpful if you are clueless about fashion related topics. Even if you think you know a lot, I suggest you check it out if you haven't yet. You'd be surprised what new tips you are able to find!

Vanessa Hudgens- She is able to pull off any look. She can switch from boho to elegant & make the whole process look effortless. In this picture she has such a clean look, it reminds me of a simplified Chanel look with the gold jewelry, clean makeup & white ruffles.

Olsen Twins- I know, sometimes they look half dead but I still love their style. They aren't afraid to try out new things even if it fails. Ever since I was little I have loved them & was often told I looked like them.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011


This outfit is from yesterday. My family & I went to Outback for dinner to celebrate my mom finishing the last of her board exams.
CARDIGAN- ebay, I don't really know much about it but it was shipped from Hong Kong & the brand is Etiam
JEANS- Von Maur
for when we went out I wore Sperry's

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Review: Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment

     Last night I used this product for the first time! It's Ojon's Restorative Hair Treatment. I really like ti & would recommended it to everyone. It is super easy to use as long as you follow directions. The oil is solid so you rub it into your palms & it warms right up. The smell is great! Kinda smoky chocolate, coffee, spice but it does take some getting used to if you aren't a huge fan of heavy smells. 
     It only takes about a teaspoon for average hair, but with mine being thick & long I used about twice that amount. After letting it sit in for about 20 minutes, I washed it out with my regular shampoo. After removing all of the product, I rinsed my hair with Apple Cider Vinegar. Vinegar gets rid of buildup & makes your hair shinier as well. However, don't do this to your hair often because I have heard it may lighten color. 
     In the morning, my hair was so silk & smooth. You can tell that it is shinier in the after picture. I think that even though it is on the pricier side it is worth it if you color your hair, heat it on a regular basis or have fizzy hair. 
     If you want to read other things about this before investing the money into it, here are a few links:

morning after

Monday, May 16, 2011

Makes Me Smile Award!

Thanks so much! I received the award from Bianca, her blog is called The Wild Dreams Of A Midwest Teen. I love her blog so much, you all need to go check it out.

1. Accept this award with a smile, and link the person who sent it!
2. Pass this on to five blogs that make you smile.
3. Contact them somehow!

So I am passing this award on to five more people. 
That is probably one of my favourite blogs. Everything she posts makes me laugh & it's so relatable (is that even a word?!)
She is one of the nicest people ever! Every time she comments on my blog I cannot help but smile. & also, her blog is great obviously. She always tells stories about her life that make me so happy.
Am I allowed to do this? Give the award back to her? Well, I don't care if it's allowed or not because I absolutely love her blog! If her happy& cheerful banner isn't enough to get you to smile, read her posts. It's one of my most favorite blogs (horrible grammar, I know).
If you visit my page often, you are either into fashion or a hardcore creeper.  Assuming you're into fashion, pretty pieces of jewelry & such most likely make you smile. She has so many pictures of her lovely jewelry collection.
HIS MUSIC IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! First off, anyone who likes the song How To Save A Life is going to be one of my immediate friends, but if you have it posted in your blog, I'm pretty much predestined to love you.

So yeah, those five people will be notified of this soon. & congrats to all of you, you have successfully distracted me from my math homework for one hour while I typed all of this.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Summer Bathing Suits

These are all from target(: & I will be wearing them with a pair of black bottoms that I cannot currently find!
The black one with teal diamonds was purchased this winter. Its actually black fabric with diamond cutouts over teal fabric. 

 This animal print one is reversible, I go it in the fall of last year for about $7 on sale for end of season clearance. 

Saturday, May 14, 2011


This week I have been trying to be more active since we finally had gorgeous weather. It was about 86 all week!
Monday- rain
Tuesday- INSANITY fitness test DVD
Wednesday- 7 mile bike ride
Thursday- walked around the neighborhood, jumped on my trampoline & played out side with the kids I babysit
Friday- walked around a baseball stadium
Saturday (today)- nothing(:

Makeup Tip #1: Mascara

So, you have a favourite mascara & it's running out but you don't have the time to get a new one, here's a quick tip to get a few extra uses!
1. get your mascara.
2. using either a hair dryer, hot water, or a space heater hold the bottom part of the tube that holds the mascara in the heat to loosen the product. MAKE SURE THE LID IS SCREWED ON!
3. take it out & dry it off if you held it under water.
4. then the product should be loosened & ready for an easier application.

does this even make sense?
summary: get the tube of mascara hot so the product becomes more runny, this way you can extend the life of the mascara!

xox enjoy

How To Save A Life

This is my all time favourite song(:
enjoy xox

Friday, May 13, 2011

A Look I Love

I want to learn how to do this so badly! If anyone knows how or has a link to a good tutorial please let me know. 
xox thanks

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

OOTD #6: Mother's Day

Alright, I know this is a few days late but isn't that better than never? Here is what I wore on Mother's Day(:
tanks- old navy
skirt- target
flip flops(not pictured)- target

Saturday, May 7, 2011

My Summer Projects(:

1. levi shorts from old jeans found at a thrift shop.
2. fringed shirt from an old shirt
3. feather earrings

Friday, May 6, 2011

Trends for the Spring/ Summer of 2011

-Small pops of color
look for things such as a bright colored purse, neon tanks, eccentric nail polish, etc.
-70s glamour
floppy hats, teased out curls, teal eye makeup, leather vests, etc.
-clean denim
no tears, studs, rhinestones or fading!
-nude colored outfits
dresses and blouses in skin tone colors
-LOUD prints
think hawaiian flowers, think stripes, zig zags, and mix matching patterns
-little white dresses
forget your LBDs this year, white is the new black. especially little white lace dresses, too cute!
-masculine tailoring
blazer and pants with no particular cut, things that hang off your body.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My Charitable Headband

Today at school my friend visited during lunch.  He lives in Haiti now, his whole family moved there in February to help rebuild their city after the earthquake. I was pretty excited to see him. During his visit he was selling these headbands he brought with him from Haiti. & if my obsession of headbands wasn't enough to get me to buy one, the back story definitely was.
So these headbands are made by amputee women that lost either an arm or leg due to the earthquake. In their country they aren't viewed as a whole person so this is the only job they can ever have. Each one costs $10 however $5 goes to the individual woman who made it. $5 might not sound like much to some of you, but there it's an average weeks pay. So to receive that for every band they braid is great.
If any of you are interested in purchasing one comment below & I will try to get the website from my friend!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


This is my outfit from Sunday. I spent the day with my grandma! We visited a Pet Expo with all sorts of cute animals & dog shows. Then we went to Starbucks & sat outside because the weather was WONDERFUL! Afterwards I came home, tumbled & went on two bike rides.

SHIRT- forever 21
JEGGINGS- kohl's
SPERRY'S- shoe carnival

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mother's day(:

So, in less than one week is mothers day. What are you getting for your mother? I'm thinking that I will get my mom something from Sephora as a Mothers Day/ Graduation gift, possibly this: or opinions or ideas?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

daily exercise(:

Well since it's starting to get closer to summer & the weather has taken a change for the better I've been quite a bit more active. I am going to start posting little things about my daily exercise. I am "training" (more like running when I feel like it & riding my bike when I'm bored) for an adventure race with my father & sister. It includes 2-4 miles of running. 6-10 of biking & around 1.5 of canoeing. The reason the numbers vary is because you have to use a compass to find your way, so consequently if you aren't skilled in that area you could end up traveling farther than necessary!
So today I tumbled on my trampoline until I hurt my hip twice, then I went on a bike ride to the library to drop off some books. & by the way, be on the look out for a summer reading list soon if you're interested in that. Now I am about to go off on another bike ride around my neighbor hood.


ps. I added some adds around my blog, let me know what you guys think. I know they bother some people so I'm sorry if you're one of them I just thought it would be a fun idea since I personally like them myself.


Yesterday I went to the mall with my aunt & then we went to my mom's school because she was having a graduation ceremony(: 
April 30, 2011

isn't the detail on the buttons so cute?

All About Me Survey

I figured that most of you do not know much about me, so I will do a quick All About Me survey(:

O1. What is Your Name? Alyssa ____  _____
O2. How old are you? 16
O3. What is your height? 5'5" 
O4. Do you have any siblings? 1 sister
O5. What is your eye color? green
O6. What is your hair color? brown
O7. Do you wear glasses or contacts? no 
O8. Are you right handed or left-handed? right
O9. Do you have any piercing? ears 
1O. Do you have any pets? 2 dogs & 3 chickens
11. Do you keep up with the trends? in a way
12. Do you get along with your parents? changes each day
13. Your heritage? german, french & a bit of many things
14. Your fears? HEIGHTS
15. Goal you would like to achieve this year? all A's(: 
16. Most overused phrase on an instant messenger? i don't IM
17. Best Physical Feature? eyes 
18. Your bedtime? normally around 10 on school nights, or whenever I'm tired
19. What time do you arise in the morning? 6:50 am if I have school 
2O. First thoughts waking up? 'I hate school'
21. Do you shower daily? yes -_-
22. Bright or dark room? bright!
23. Chocolate or vanilla? vanilla
24. Dogs of cats? either(:
25. Pepsi or Coke? coke
26. McDonalds or Burger King? NEITHER!
27. Ant or Dec? what?
28. Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea? idk the difference
29. Cappuccino or Coffee? either