Dear Reader, I Caved and Bought Mules

For the longest time, the one pair of shoes I vowed to never get are mules. They are a 90’s trend I could never get on board with.  Bloggers, Vloggers, instagram influencers, etc. have made mules the shoes of the summer and to me, it never made sense. My arguments on this case were, “What’s the point of half a shoe,” and “it’s glorifying flip flops.”  On this day, (actually a few days ago) I caved and got a pair of mules; loafer mules to be exact.


Why? Well,  I found this pair that was under $25, they come in black, and they look a WHOLE lot like this high end pair. There are also three influencers that have made me convert to the mule trend: Blank ItineraryMiss Louie, and  the College Prepster. They make these silhouettes look modern and chic, so I had to give it a try.

Here is a quick pros and cons list if you’re still on the fence about this style:

Pros:

  • They give you an “effortless” put together vibe that I didn’t was possible to achieve with half a loafer
  • no straps or buckles to mess with, just slip on and you’re out the door!
  • variety of price ranges, yes broke college student, you too can give off fashion blogger vibes at a fraction of the price

Cons:

  • I can’t wear them if a lot of walking is involved. Maybe I need a different size, but they are kind of difficult to walk in
  •  Like most open shoes, they aren’t ideal for rainy days

4 Palettes Worth the Splurge

Let’s face it, an eye shadow palette is always a splurge. Whether it is from the drugstore or from the counters at Nordstrom, we get into a routine of using a handful of colors and leave the rest for the inspiring YouTube tutorial. Brands launch new palettes every season, so which ones are worth it?

Too Faced Sweet Peach and Semi Sweet Chocolate 

The scented palettes Too Faced brings out are always a good purchase. The eyeshadow quality is amazing and can be used from beginner to professional. My top recommendations are the Semi-Sweet Chocolate palette and the Sweet Peach! The Semi sweet is on the cool toned side; it has the BEST shades for the crease. The Sweet Peach is the warm toned  palette I LOVE. It’s so nice and easy to work with. The scents last a long time too; the chocolate is the oldest palette I own and she still smells incredible!



Carli Bybel Palettes:

Affordable quality sums up the BH Cosmetics palettes. I got the Carli Bybel palette to be a supporter and fell in LOVE. This is my go-to everyday palette for work. On top of quality and price, the palette also comes with highlights!



Makeup Revolution:

Holy cow this palette is the definition of longevity. Of course, I got the Ultra Eye Contour and Light & Shade  palette because it looks like the Kat Von D Shade and light eye palette, but at half the price. I wasn’t expecting the shadows to be so long wearing. It lasted a full day at Disney World, sweat and all. No creasing, and she stayed looking fresh (can’t say that for the rest of my makeup).

Graduation

Last Wednesday, one of my dearest friends was graduating from school.  Our friend group all took inspiration and dress up a little for this amazing milestone. My outfit was typical for my style, and super AFFORDABLE! I wore a black body suit from forever 21 (similar), a floral skirt from Ross, and my Aldo Yalissa loafers (yes the shoes are expensive, pretend they aren’t here). I opted for flats over heels, because the graduation took place where there were a lot of stairs to climb. The 3/4 length sleeve of my top turned out to be helpful  because it was a rainy and cool evening in Florida.

April Favorites

A video that isn’t 16 minutes long?? Have I mastered the art of editing or the art of not rambling???

Anyways hello,  My April favorites video is live!!!

Links to everything I talked about:

Clinique take the day off

Morhpe M441

Morphe R31 

Stila Shadow

Sweet Peach Palette 

 Persistence

Seduction

Frick n’ Frack

Bit-O-Sunny

 Sunglasses

 

 

Books I’m Not Finishing

Here is an important lesson: Life is too short to read through books you aren’t enjoying. I had an entire stack of books I was half way through, or haven’t started. I made a video talking about why I’m not finishing them. This is what hopefully is going to get me out of a reading slump I’ve been in for a lot of the year!

 

Tell me what books you won’t be finishing and why! If you need a sign to stop reading a book you aren’t enjoying: This is it!