Monday, May 27, 2013

Remove Blackheads with Glue?

Remove Blackheads with Glue?
Today I will be teaching you how to remove those nasty blackheads with ELMER'S GLUE! It sounds soooooo weird, but it sooooo works! I have been doing this for the past week and the blackheads on my nose I can barely see anymore! It didn't break me out and is a much cheaper alternative than nose strips if you have this glue lying around the house (which I do!). Hope it works for you!!!! :D

How To Style A Crop Top

How To Style A Crop Top
This post is devoted to giving you some ideas on wearing those crop tops that are so in style! I chose a cute crop top from Forever 21 and created three different outfits to give you some inspiration. The first outfit (left) is an outfit for a date night or a chilly day at the boardwalk. The pants will make sure your legs don't get cold and a cute leather jacket would make it so cute! The pants are pretty bold so I wouldn't go crazy with jewelry. The middle outfit is for a day at the beach. You can throw the jean shorts and crop top on over your bikini but still look cute! The last outfit is for a day with family. You can wear the crop top with a cute circle skirt to look stylish day and night! I hope this post gave you some inspiration for wearing your favorite crop top. :) Don't forget to follow me!

D.I.Y. Canvas Shoes

D.I.Y. Canvas Shoes

Hey everyone!!!! Here is a great craft for one of those boring rainy days over summer vacation!!!! These shoes can be found at Target, Walmart, Amazon, etc. Painting your own shoes is a great way to rock a piece of fashion no one else has! All you have to do is pick a design and paint paint paint! :D Enjoy! Follow me please!!!! <3

Summer Makeup Essentials

Summer is finally here! Summer is the time to go easy on the makeup and rock the natural look. I usually wear natural looking everything but then will use a bright eyeliner or shadow for that pop of color to make my makeup not look dull and uninteresting. Here are the basic essentials I use for makeup over the summer:

-BB cream: Honestly, I don't wear foundation or BB cream but most people like a little coverage. Make sure yours has SPF in it!

-Lip balm with SPF: This will protect your lips from getting sunburned. 

-Brow kit/gel: This keeps your brows looking good even with wind, rain, etc.

-Eyeshadow: Use neutral shades for the actual eye look but then use some bright colors for a cute pop of color!

-Mascara: Waterproof mascara is the way to go in the summer!

Ta-da! These products are the basic essentials you need to look great all summer long! This list is just the absolute essential products but You can wear more makeup if you want! Thanks for reading! Don't forget to follow me!

My Perfume/Body Spray Collection!

Hey guys! Long time no see! Sorry I have been so busy! Here is my perfume/body spray collection! I mostly have body sprays but love my whole collection to death! Thanks for reading this post. <3

1- PINK Shimmer & Shine in Charming and fun
2- PINK Fruity and bright
3- Scentsation mist (from Kohls) in Berry Burst
4- Scentsation mist in Cucumber Melon
5- Bath & Body Works mist in Pink Chiffon
6- Bath & Body Works mist in Aruba Coconut
7- Viva La Juicy and Viva La Fleur rollerball
8- Simple Pleasures (from Burlington) mist in Blackberry Pear
9- Simple Pleasures mist in Peach Mango
10- Simple Pleasures mist in Strawberry Kiwi
11- Simple Pleasures mist in Vanilla Coconut
12- Simple Pleasures mist in Cucumber Melom
13- Body Fantasies mist in Cotton Candy


Thursday, May 16, 2013

This or That Tag!

Today I am home sick so I figured I might as well do a tag while I am lying around ill! The 'This or That' tag makes you choose your favorite between two things that are VERY similar. I tag all of you! Let's get started!

Makeup:
blush or bronzer -
Blush! If you read my "Beauty Things I Suck At" post you would know how much I hate contouring with bronzer!
lip gloss or lipstick - I own NO lipstick so obviously lipgloss.
eye liner or mascara - Mascara! I only wear eyeliner for special occasions.
foundation or concealer - Concealer. I rock no foundation everyday. :P
neutral or color eye shadow - I wear neutral eye shadow with a pop of color everyday for school!
pressed or loose eye shadows - Pressed.
brushes or sponges - I don't own sponges so totally brushes.

Nails:
OPI or china glaze - OPI
Long or short - Short. Long nails annoy me because I use my hands so much.
Acrylic or natural - Natural!
Brights or darks - Brights! My nails are always bright and bold!
Flower or no flower - Ummm what?! I guess no flower.... :/

Body:
perfume or body spray - Body sprays... I have way too many but love them all!
lotion or body butter - Body butter is much more hydrating.
body wash or soap - Soap... I never have like body wash.
lush or other bath company - Other bath company.. Lush is too expensive!

Fashion:
jeans or sweat pants - Jeans!
long sleeve of short - Short sleeve
dresses or skirts - Dresses are awesome and make me feel pretty! <3
stripes or plaid - Stripes. I have a ton of striped shirts!
flip flops or sandals - Flip flops are perfect for so many outfits!
scarves or hats - Scarves
studs or dangly earrings - Dangly earrings! I love my jewelry!
necklaces or bracelets - Necklaces! 
heels or flats - Flats go with everything!
cowboy boots or riding boots - Neither... I didn't know there was a difference. 
jacket or hoodie - You can never go wrong with a cute jacket.
forever 21 or charlotte russe - Forever 21 is the bomb!!
abercombie or Hollister - I don't like either of these stores (I'm on a Abercrombie petition).
saks 5th or nordstrom - No opinion because I have never been to either of these stores.

Hair:
curly or straight - I have naturally curly hair so obviously curly! :P
bun or ponytail - Both! I love buns and ponytails!
bobby pins or butterfly clips - Bobby pins
hair spray or gel - Hair spray!
long or short - Longgggggggg
light or dark - Dark. Like my hair color is. Haha
side sweep bangs or full bangs - Side sweep bangs
up or down - Down!

Random:
Rain or shine - I have always loved the rain!
Summer or winter - Summer!
Fall or spring - Fall!
Chocolate or vanilla - Chocolate!
East coast or west coast - West coast all the way!



Saturday, May 11, 2013

Review: Sephora's Birthday Gift

I picked up my free BeautyInsider gift at Sephora a while back... The products I received were a mini They're Real mascara and Watt's Up highlight from Benefit! Here are quick reviews of each product:

They're Real mascara - I have heard a ton about this mascara, and even the birthday package said it was the world's #1 mascara. So obviously, I had high expectations for this product. They TOTALLY fulfilled the expectations. This mascara is my new fav. It makes my lashes extra long and separates each and every one! I will totally be buying this again! <3

Watt's Up highlighter - I use this highlighter for my brow bones and it is amazing! It gives you a shimmery but not too shimmery (if ya know what I mean) highlight that makes your eyes stand out. The color in the adorable package looks dark, but it applies on the skin quite lighter and was really easy to blend in. Even though I think this is a great product, I will probably not buy it again because $30 is a bit too much for me. I'm not into really expensive makeup. If you are, then by all means check this product out!!!! :)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Abercrombie Petition!

I was on StumbleUpon tonight looking around on some websites and found an article on Huffington Post that was quite interesting (and actually quite shocking). This post was by Sara Humphreys and was over a comment made by the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch. I think you ought to read it:

I should be working on my next manuscript, as it's due to my publisher in a few weeks. However, after reading this alleged quote by Mr. Jeffries the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch, I found myself irritated, furious and distracted.

Here's what the King of Bullies had to say.

"In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids," he told Salon. "Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don't belong [in our clothes], and they can't belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely. Those companies that are in trouble are trying to target everybody: young, old, fat, skinny. But then you become totally vanilla. You don't alienate anybody, but you don't excite anybody, either."

Wow.

My first thought was... Is this for real? Am I reading an article in The Onion or something? No. Sadly, this quote was actually uttered by a supposedly educated and successful adult.

My second thought was... Does this guy have kids? By all accounts, the answer is no. Thank God. Can you imagine having this insensitive man as your father? Clearly, he doesn't have children because if he did, I can't fathom that he would do what he's doing.

He's never had his eight-year-old come home in tears because another kid teased him in front of the rest of the class. He never had to watch his daughter cry herself to sleep because she somehow felt that she didn't measure up, that she wasn't good enough due to the shape or size of her body.

What is wrong with this dude? My guess is that he was an outcast as a kid and this is his ultimate revenge. He's now successful and feels that this makes him one of the cool-kids by default.

What he doesn't realize is that he's made himself the ultimate loser.

Shame on you, Mr. Jeffries.

Shame on you for perpetuating the bully on the playground mentality, in the online community and with our youth. The message you are sending is reprehensible and an appalling waste of an opportunity. You could have chosen to use your power and position to promote tolerance and love. Instead, you chose to promote and validate bullies. Your campaign is telling our young people that it's perfectly acceptable to exclude someone because of the size of their body.

Since when does being thin make someone a good person? All it makes you is thin. Being thin doesn't necessarily make someone healthy either. In fact, comments like yours only encourage young girls to starve themselves so they can meet some stupid standard that small-minded men like you perpetuate.

I was an outcast. From fourth grade through tenth grade I was picked on and bullied for being overweight. It was so bad that my parents pulled me out of the school district and put me in private school. Thank God they did.

I was the girl you singled out in your comments, Mr. Jeffries. I would not have been able to shop in your store and your cruel message would only have validated my tormentors and their bad behavior.

What breaks my heart is that I know there are young girls out there right now, who were brought to tears by your comments. I'm sure that you're being quoted by school bullies across the country. They're spouting your poisonous comments through shark-like smiles as their victims walk by, pretending not to hear it.

But believe me, they hear it.

However, I hope they hear this too.

To all the young girls out there who somehow feel as though you're less than others because of the size or shape of your body....don't you believe it. Not for one second.

I'm here to tell you that it gets better. Middle school and high school are mere a blip on the radar of life. I was you. I cried myself to sleep countless nights because of cruel comments made by my peers.

Remember this -- happiness and success are the best revenge.

Don't listen to the haters. Tune out their nasty remarks and listen to your passion. Find the one thing that makes you light up and gives you a sense of purpose. When you find that place, then no one and nothing can touch you.

For me, it was theater and writing. I found my escape, strength, and passion in creating unusual worlds with characters that I'd love to meet.

There will always be bullies like Mr. Jeffries and unfortunately, sad little people like him do exist. But remember one thing... the pathetic, small-minded people like Mr. Jeffries are not the majority and I think a good, old-fashioned boycott of Abercrombie & Fitch would be the perfect way to show him how the majority of us feel.

My sons will not shop at Abercrombie. I will never spend a dime in that store and I will tell everyone I know to boycott Abercrombie & Fitch. Show them that the bullies don't win.

Dream on... (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sara-taney-humphreys/a-message-to-abercrombies_b_3245941.html)

Thank you Sara! <3 You made my night! I totally agree with you and hope this petition will help companies understand how they are hurting people in the world. The Chic Cupcake supports you through this!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Jean Shorts: 4 Ways

Jean Shorts: 4 Ways

Outfit 1 - This is for a casual day at the beach. These jean shorts and cute crop top are perfect to throw over your swim suit! 
Outfit 2 - Sheer blouses with flats make you look chic but not totally formal. They are perfect for shopping on a hot day!
Outfit 3 - This outfit is great for a chilly spring or summer night. A light sweater with some comfortable shoes makes it great for partying all night long!
Outfit 4 - This is just an idea for a casual spring/summer outfit for hanging with friends or going to school. Jean shorts can be paired with almost anything!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Swatches of N.Y.C Long Wearing Nail Polish

Hey everyone! I have quite a few N.Y.C Long Wearing nail polishes that I have collected over the years. These polishes are one of my favorites because they last a long time, are great colors, and are only $1 at Target! The only problem with these is that when they get about a year old they start to get clumpy.. But not super badly. Overall, I LOVE these nail polishes! All of these colors may not be available still but I would still go check out all the other colors! All of the swatches are only one coat. Enjoy!

111 - Fuchsia Shock Creme
126 - Charming Rose Creme
116 - Broadway Burgundy Frost
131 - Big Apple Red Creme
114A - Taxi Yellow Creme
112 - Times Square Tangerine Creme
118 - Big Money Frost
110 - Luxury Lime Creme
134 - French White Tip
133A - Purple Pizzazz Frost
139 - Plaza Plumberry
115 - Skin Tight Denim Creme
124 - Cashmere Creme
119 - Black Lace Creme
105A - Starry Silver Glitter
271 - Extra Shiny Top Coat (not that great... Stick with other top coats!)


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