20 Lipsticks To Try This Fall

My lipstick section in my drawer is actually so full that I don’t have any more space to put them. I decided to organize them one day and thought that I need a more diverse lipstick collection, since I usually only go for dark colors. Fall is the best season to try out new lipsticks because all colors are in style. Try out some of these shades this season and switch up your routine!

1. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Intime | 2. Tom Ford Lip Color in Nude Vanille | 3. Buxom Full Bodied Lipstick in Nudist | 4.  Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Nude

1. NARS Audacious Lipstick in Annabella | 2. Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon | 3. Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Revolution Lipstick in Mrs. Mia Wallace | 4. Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Poppy

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5 Delicious, Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

My household recently gained a slow cooker, and I honestly don’t know how I lived before I had that thing. Making dinner has gone from a daunting chore (don’t get me wrong, I love cooking but it’s hard to find the time and I hate the clean up) to an absolute breeze with this thing. It definitely makes you feel accomplished when you’ve finished preparing dinner before lunch! You can pretty much throw whatever you want in a slow cooker and four to eight hours later something delicious comes out, but here are some of my favorite recipes to use!

1. Quinoa Chicken and Kale Soup

via CookingClassy

This recipe is a hit at my house. My husband has said it’s his favorite thing I’ve ever cooked and just thinking about it is making my mouth water! It really doesn’t taste as healthy as it sounds, but its a great way to get in a hearty serving of greens. For the recipe, click here.

2. Green Chili

via Food Babe

As a native Texan, it’s in my blood to think chili is delicious, but this green chili is especially tasty. Here‘s the recipe. 

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What To Buy At SheInside Right Now!

For me, shopping online is king (my favorite thing is that the clothes have never been tried on before!) and I especially love SheInside. The site is jam-packed with so many great pieces (like this Black Long Sleeve Side Split Maxi Dress above) and is incredibly inexpensive… like, I got four sweaters for under $100 inexpensive. The only problem is that there may be TOO much selection on the site. Luckily, I’ve narrowed down all the best picks currently on Sheinside. Check them out!


Grey Short Sleeve V-Neck Split Maxi Dress | Grey Long Sleeve Casual Asymmetric Shift Dress

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Annie Reviews: Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation

I used to think that foundation was only for people with seriously problematic skin. As someone with the occasional zit, I would simply dab some concealer on my blemishes and be on my way, not realizing how splotchy and unblended I looked. Over time I finally made my peace with foundation, realizing it was a quick and easy way to achieve a smooth and more well-rested complexion. I first dabbled in mineral powder foundations thinking they would look more natural (which is not always the case) and finally took the plunge into liquid. Since the switch to liquid, I haven’t looked back. All this is to say that I’ve tried plenty of foundations and when it came time to purchase my fall/winter foundation, I knew I wanted to try something new.

There were a few criteria that my new foundation needed to meet: I wanted it to be lightweight, have build-able coverage, be luminous all while looking incredibly natural and containing no artificial fragrance or other harmful toxins. Picky, I know.

After doing tons of research, I finally settled on Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation. If you are unfamiliar with the brand like I was, Koh Gen Do is a Tokyo-based cosmetics company that specializes in skincare and foundation for the most sensitive of skin. This means their products contain no harsh chemicals or fragrances.

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Should You Really Wear Sunscreen Every Day?

If you follow a lot of beauty bloggers online, chances are they will always tell you to incorporate sunscreen (especially one with a high SPF) into your morning routine, but I’ve always been a little skeptical. Since I am Chinese-American, I don’t worry about sunscreen unless I’m planning to spend the day on the beach. Even then, it takes a few hours for me to get a noticeable tan. I also didn’t like the idea of adding another product to my morning routine that could potentially block my pores or feel greasy.

via Framed Nework 

But I couldn’t help wondering if I was wrong. And then, I came across the photo below by Cara Phillips. It’s part of her series “Ultraviolet Beauties” where she takes photos of strangers with a UV light. The light reveals high levels of melatonin (a dark skin pigment) that aren’t visible on the skin yet. In other words, there’s a whole lot of sun damage that you just can’t see normally.Too much sun exposure could lead to wrinkles and brown spots—no thanks!

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Fall Trend Alert: Tall Boots

via Glam Radar

Since the temperature has dropped, it seems as if the tall boot is everywhere. Suddenly, girls are strutting down sidewalks in long knee-length boots in order to keep themselves warm. The tall boot is great because its material is functional; it also accentuates the leg in order to make it seem longer. It alludes to height because it reaches to the knee and/or thigh (depending on the boot). The tall boot is undoubtedly a valuable fall shoe trend. So, if you’re looking for something stylish, warm and practical,  you should try this shoe.

T A L L  B O O T S

1. Metal Trim Block Heel Boots | 2. H&M Knee-High Boots | 3. H&M Leather and Suede Boots | 4. Nine West Passtime Tall Boots | 5. Crocodile Print Leather Boots | 6. Nine West Evah Leather or Suede Boots

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5 Hair Colors You Should Try This Fall

In the past week, my friend Olivia and I have been rummaging amongst magazine and Internet photos for the perfect color to dye her hair. During our search, we’ve come across all types of hues, some of which range from the atrocious to the beautiful. And although I’m not thinking about dying my hair in the least bit, there are five colors that I believe would be perfect to try this fall because unlike the summer pastels, which appear light and faded, these shades are rich and deep in color.

1. Berry

This color situates itself right in between red and purple. It’s bewitching tint is refined, striking and romantic.

via Bella Vita Guiseppe

2. Gray

More and more girls are looking to dye their hair gray/silver. This color makes you look trendy, sophisticated and wise beyond your years.

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