Friday, February 12, 2016

FASHION FRIDAY: LOVE ME, LOVE ME

"Say that you love me."
It's finally Friday, and my WEEK OF LOVE series is almost over. It's crazy how quickly this week has passed by, and if you've missed any of my other posts in this series, make sure to check out here, here, here and here! There's still time to shop my Gift Guide from yesterday, and even plan what you're going to wear with your date or gal pals. That brings me to today's Fashion Friday post, with another outfit option that has more than one use!

If you're working on Sunday, like I am, this blouse and pencil skirt combo would be the perfect way to transition from day to night! For this Valentine's Day inspired look, I went straight into my wardrobe (besides the new bra) and pulled out items that have been in it for awhile. These are all classic pieces that any girl should have; whether it's a white blouse, black pencil skirt or a comfortable pair of flats, these are staples. Not only will you impress your date or your gal pals, you'll feel fabulous knowing that you look good in everything you're wearing. Just an FYI though, if you're going to be working in this outfit make sure to button every button on your blouse, but feel free to let loose when you're going out. 
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Thursday, February 11, 2016

MOSTLY LISA'S VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT GUIDE

We are now only four days away from the big celebration, and today's WEEK OF LOVE post is something I love to do during the holidays. What is better than creating a gift guide for those special people in your life, and obviously yourself? It's one of my favorite things to do here on Mostly Lisa and it always seems to be among the posts that generate the most viewers. For this year's Valentine's Day Gift Guide, I've decided to combine everyone into one general guide, instead of several throughout the week. The goal was to find three items that would be special for each person, and that would be unique to a holiday filled with romance. As you can see in my section, I'm a pretty basic chick and I don't require too much to be surprised with. Just give me some flowers and chocolate and I'll love you forever!
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

BEAUTY ESSENTIALS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY


We're now officially halfway through the WEEK OF LOVE and today I'm talking about my beauty essentials for Feb. 14th. Since I'm slowly getting into more ways of applying makeup, I thought this would be perfect to show what I've been using on a day-to-day basis. These are some of the more basic ways to use makeup, I'm no makeup artist, and products that I truly enjoy using. You have to look good for yourself, or on your date, right?!

  • Purse - Betsey Johnson Cheetah Print Crossbody Bag (Similar): First things first, you're going to need something to keep all your beauty essentials in check! What better way than to find the a purse that not only does that, but is also going to look great with what you'll wear on the day of. It should be fun + flirty at the same time, and this cheetah print is the perfect way to bring both with complete ease. 
  • Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer - Bath & Body Works London Tea Time Shortbread: Keep your hands germ-free on your date while smelling delicious! This version is extra sweet and based off my favorite city.
  • Mascara - almay one coat lengthening mascara: It's always helpful to have a tube of mascara handy throughout the night, even if it is long-lasting version. Get those lashes plump!
  • Lip Balm - Kiehl's Lip Balm #1: Make sure to keep your lips hydrated throughout the night, with a soothing lip balm that will protect you from the drying effects of the weather.
  • Lipsticks - Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte in Siren in Scarlet + Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom in Blushing Bud: Having two types of lipsticks in your bag can be really helpful when trying to decide what look you're going for. I tend to opt towards the Siren in Scarlet shade, as it is this great pop of red and I instantly feel sexy in it.
  • Eye Brushes - e.l.f. Essentials Eye Shadow Brush + e.l.f. Essentials Defining Eye Brush: While you might apply your eye shadow at home, it doesn't hurt to have a pair of brushes in your purse to help reapply or fix throughout the night. 
  • Concealer - Ideal Flawless Cream Concealer in Fair: For another way to refresh throughout the night, this concealer is lightweight and will continue even coverage with a silky finish.
  • Primer - Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer: This has been my favorite primer to use for the past year or so! It makes my skin feel super smooth and helps keep my makeup stay on longer than it ever has before. 8 hours of coverage!
  • Finishing Spray - NYX Makeup Setting Spray - I had never had a finishing spray in my makeup routine, but using this Matte version has really improved how long my makeup stays on. It keeps everything in place and gives you an extra boost of freshness. I highly recommend using this brand!
  • Towelettes - Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towlettes: Finally, you're at the end of the night and need to remove all the makeup you've applied. These towelettes are refreshing and are super effective at removing all the dirt and grime leftover. They're super soft and they're even gentle enough to use on the eyes.
  • Candy - BB-8 Valentine's Heart Tin Lollipops in Strawberry (similar): Treat yourself to some tasty candy, you deserve it! HOW CUTE IS THIS TIN?! 
Most of all, just make sure to enjoy yourself and make the night something to remember. Thank you to everyone who has been joining in on this series, and I hope you enjoy what else is to come! Tomorrow I will be sharing some gifts to get your Valentine's, and make sure to check out my Instagram for posts that coincide with each day on here. 
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