Ootd: Tan and Mustard

I have had some trouble uploading an outfit post because I do not have a "photographer." Usually my younger sister takes pics for me but I am now back at my dorm and too shy to ask friends for help (and nervous with others handling my new camera). Obviously, I could buy a large tripod but I do not exactly have the funds for that right now. However, these are a few pictures I took before leaving home, so I decided to post them.

I'm wearing a mustard trench coat, tan sheath dress, and caramel wedge boots. I cannot remember who made the dress but it's from Lord and Taylor's and the jacket and shoes are Forever 21. Btw, I love my makeup in this pic. This was the first time I wore burgundy lipstick and I love it.


Crackle Grunge Nails

Hi again! Every week and often more than once a week, I do interesting designs on my nails. If you follow me on instagram (xosherley) you can see my sordid designs throughout the week. I recently did this grunge look with OPI crackle in a dark blue, a basecoat of bright yellow and random strokes of black. I love how it came out! It's sort of an artsy grunge look which one of my studio art teacher loved :). I hope you enjoy this look and try it out for yourself.


Covergirl TruConceal Review

Hey Guys,

In this blog post I am reviewing Covergirl’s TruConceal Concealer. A few days ago, I went on a hunt for a new concealer that was somewhat inexpensive. I was hoping to find one that was thick and creamy in texture; I am not a huge fan of the extremely liquid types. Since there is a CVS nearby, I decided to search for my concealer there. Currently there are a lot of beauty items on sale at CVS, from nail polish to makeup. I went through different brands and most of their concealers were in liquid form which was an utter annoyance. I did discover one concealer in lipstick form but it was more than $12, and so I was not interested. Finally, I got to the Covergirl section and spotted the TruConceal concealer. With a mineral based formula that is superblendable, I thought to myself- this is exactly what I'm looking for. Plus, it was on sale at 50% off so of course I grabbed it. The retail price is about $8 to $9 but it was now on sale for $4.25- Yippee! .

  When I first opened it up, it was a bit more liquid than I expected but it was still thick enough. Unfortunately, the shade I bought was much lighter than my skin and was the darkest shade available. However, lighter concealers do brighten up your eyes and overall look, so I was still excited to try it.

 So here I am without any makeup. I have developed these terrible dark circles after pulling a couple all-nighters and not getting adequate sleep over the school semester. As you can see I have both red and blue patches under my eyes and I look very tired. Let’s see what magic this concealer can perform.

First I add foundation. The foundation I am using is Lorac’s Breakthrough Performance Foundation.

 Now Concealer

 True to its word, it is smooth and blends very well. The product is liquid but not watery like another concealers I possess. It is the right kind of consistency in my opinion. As it blends into my skin, the jarring light shade sort of dulls and is just bright enough to lighten my eye area. I forgot to add that this is a medium coverage concealer but it is meant to look very natural, like a no makeup type of look.

 Now for powder, eye shadow, brows, lashes, blush, and lips.


TADA! I look lively, super cute, and my dark circles have about disappeared.

 My eyes look soo bright and awake and I have to say I do love this concealer. I only wish I could find it in my perfect shade or a shade lighter, but overall it does its job and provides a natural look. Thanks for checking out my blog. Next I will be talking about my New Years Resolutions! Check back often.


Great Expectations Tag

I finally uploaded another video on YouTube and it is a response video to BritPopPrincess' Tag "Great Expectations." I had fun doing this tag because I was able to reflect on the past year and where I am now and where I hope to be in the future. Yes, it was more focused on beauty and fashion but I did delve into things that were significant to me, like my weight loss goals. In my next post, I hope to talk more about my New Years Resolutions and the future.