Monday, October 21, 2013

Unexpected Trend Alert

Light pink and grey

Light pink and grey by beinspiredbyme featuring Oroton

     This trend came as a surprise to me this season.  Generally, I think of pastels as a springtime trend, but here they are this fall.  I have to say I'm pretty excited.  Fall brings in some chunky and edgy fashion pieces, but the pastel colors are keeping them flirty and feminine.  My readers know my philosophy by now that edgy+girl=glam.  Math lesson of the day.  You're welcome, ladies.  Speaking of numbers, all of the items are linked at the bottom of this post if you'd like to purchase them.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Favorite Products for a Healthy, Beautiful Smile!

If you've noticed the cute little icon that's always at the very bottom of my blog, you probably know that I am a member of a website called Influenster.  Hence, the cute little icon in this post.  I've stated it on Twitter before, but I haven't posted it on my blog.  So, if you don't know about Influenster it's a website to which you link your social networks, blogs, etc. and review products or answer questions on the site.  Depending on how influential you are, you may be eligible to receive free products to test.


So, I was sent the Colgate SlimSoft Voxbox complimentary from Influenster.  It contained a Colgate SlimSoft toothbrush, Colgate Total Advanced Whitening toothpaste, and a Colgate Total Advanced Pro-Shield mouthwash.  I was pretty excited to receive it because it was my first VoxBox from Influenster.  I made a video unboxing the products if you'd like to watch that here or keep reading to find out more about the products.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Fall Beauty Trend Alert: Olive Smokey Eye

Olive Smokey Eye: Fall Beauty Sneak Peak!

Olive Smokey Eye: Fall Beauty Sneak Peak! by beinspiredbyme featuring a waterproof mascara

I entered this in a contest on Polyvore.  I found the image when browsing the site and thought the colors made the perfect smokey eye for fall 2013.  The picture shows step by step how to get the look and below are some products that can help you get there.  Also, don't forget the lash curler and eye lid primer!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Rose Gold & Mixing Metals

Rose Gold & Mixing Metals

Rose Gold & Mixing Metals by beinspiredbyme featuring an infinity charm

What's my current favorite trend?  Rose gold.  We're seeing this everywhere from major designers like Michael Kors to small boutique shops.  Pictured above is an example of how to rock rose gold.  If you'd like to purchase any of the above items, they're linked at the bottom of this post.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Totally Trendy Without Being Too Much!

Summer Chevron

Summer Chevron by beinspiredbyme featuring a chevron pattern dress

It has been a while since I've blogged and I am sorry about that.  Life got super busy, but I am back with even more fashion knowledge!

...And again with the Polyvore collages.  I just cannot get enough!  It lets me put all my ideas into perf!  Anywho... Let's talk trends, ladies!  This gorgeous outfit is rockin' a few of this summer's hottest. And if you want to purchase any of these they are linked at the bottom of this article thanks to Polyvore.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Stay Cool, Look Hot

Simple and elegant

Simple and elegant by beinspiredbyme featuring a heart necklace

My favorite hobby: making Polyvore collages!  This is a summery glam look.  When you're going to an event in the sweltering heat, sometimes it can be difficult to find the right balance between elegant and classy and cool and comfortable.  This outfit is just that.  If you'd like to purchase any of the items in this collage, they are linked at the end of this post.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

My Favorite Foundation Brush

In my post about mixing foundations, I featured a photo of the brush I use when mixing and applying my foundation.  It is the Stipple Brush by e.l.f. Cosmetics from the Studio Collection.  I absolutely love this brush!  It's surprisingly high quality and only costs $3 on the e.l.f. website.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

What Do You Wear With Wedge Sneakers?

What Do You Wear With Wedge Sneakers?

What Do You Wear With Wedge Sneakers? by lynntibbs featuring jimmy choo

Well, it's pretty obvious that Polyvore is my favorite site.  Here is yet another fashion collage I have made using this website.  I entered this into their contest called "What Do You Wear With Wedge Sneakers?".  So, if you're on Polyvore, please check this out.  It's one of my favorite looks.  If you like this look and want to purchase any of the items, they're linked at the bottom of this post (because I finally learned how to post straight from Polyvore!).

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Fabulous Foundation: Mixing My Makeup

If you've read my skincare routine and face primer review posts, you know that I prep my face using Cetaphil moisturizer, Aczone, and finally Korres Vitamin E Face Primer.  These products give me a great base for my makeup.  Today I want to tell you about what I do after this, my foundation routine.

My skintone varies throughout the year, as I'm sure it does for many other people; But, mine is rather drastic since I do use self-tan regularly through the fall and winter.  The springtime I usually embrace my natural fair skin and summer I try to get as much color naturally as possible (with sunscreen on, of course!).  So, I have two different foundations in my makeup bag.  Originally, I had one for when I was tan and one for when my skin was light.  During that stage in the middle, when my tan was fading, I began to mix my two foundations and I have had the best results not only with color, but also with texture.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Pretty Prints with a Classic Twist!

All of my readers already know about my love of prints... and making Polyvore collages.  In this collage, I show you how to take a classic little black dress and make it funky, trendy, and fun!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Pow! A pop of color!

Another fashion collage I made via Polyvore.  Love that website!  I spent some time exploring new parts of the city today; So, this look is really inspired by street fashion.  It uses a funky pattern and bright pops of color.  The style of the shoes and hat give it an urban feel.  The sleek, fitted solid black crop top adds a bit more order to this crazy style.  The shoes and hat coordinate with the colors in the print, but I kept them solid so that the focus of the outfit remains the leggings.

The Perfect Primer

Especially in the summer, I personally have a trouble with the length of time my foundation lasts.  Nothing is more annoying than taking the time in the morning to get the perfect complexion and having it melt off before the work day is even over.  So, primer is a major beauty must for me.

Finding a good primer, however, is not so easy.  Lucky for my readers, I've gone done all the hard work.  Through countless trial and error, I've finally found what I believe to be the best face primer on the market.  Let me just say for the record that I am not being paid to review this product, nor am I affiliated with the company in any way.  I am simply stating my opinion to help others find the best products easily.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Flawless Face Skincare Routine

Recently I posted about my favorite self-tanning products.  I touched a bit on exfoliation and moisturizing the skin before applying self-tan.  Healthy skin is a key to getting a gorgeous glow, whether you choose to use self-tanner or not.

I have combination, acne-prone skin.  Until recently, nothing I've tried has worked to clear my blemishes and give me beautiful, radiant skin.  I decided to share my routine because I understand the struggle to achieve a flawless face.  I am not sponsored to nor was I requested to review any of these products.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Beachy Boardwalk Collage

All this beautiful warm weather has got me dying for a trip to the beach!  But, technically it's still spring and the beaches aren't open yet..sad face.  I guess I'll just have to walk along the beach from a distance.  So, here's my beach boardwalk-inspired look collage.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

My favorite self-tan products

First off, I was not sent these products or paid to review them at all.  This is simply my opinion on the best self-tanning products I've found through years of trial and error.

Summer's here, the season for lightened hair and tan skin.  The risk of skin cancer due to tanning has made many fear lying out for hours to get a deep summer glow.  Self-tan is a safer and healthier way to achieve this look.  Self-tan can also help those who do choose to tan achieve a darker, but still natural-looking skin tone.

Let me just say I love self-tanning.  I am extremely fair-skinned with freckles, strawberry-blonde hair, and blue eyes.  My skin wouldn't tan a bit if you left me in Jamaica for a month.  It is hard to find self-tanners that do not turn me orange, especially being so light-skinned naturally.