Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mid spring sales!

So I spent money when I shouldn't have and been saving... But what can I say, I love shopping!!
I bought this dress in the Motelrocks sale, the Penelope dress in blue floral highlight print! It's so pretty!! With a denim top and a flowy skirt! Can't wait to try it on! Hope it fits!
It was 40$ in the sale and then I had some motel credit that I used so it came out to 25$! Not a bad deal for a gorgeous motel piece!
I also bought a ring (I never wear rings!!) from and it finally came in today! It's the Marla double finger gold chain ring! It's so pretty! I originally saw it on a post from Jessica from and I just had to get it myself (she does a good job selling items!)
I'm wearing it to work because I love it but ill have to take it off the second I get there to do lab work, lol. Gloves + rings is not comfortable!
Anyway, I have to finish my entries for the motel stylist task, it ends on the 29th! Eek. I'll post my entries here!
Xoxo A


Monday, April 22, 2013

Motel Rocks now 25% off!

Hello loves,
Extended for this week as well, get 25% off your purchase at using my code Andreah227 at checkout! I need to update my wardrobe with some Motel goodies so I will post what I buy when I get a chance! I also have to finish my entries for the Stylist task! Been so busy with uni work that I haven't had a chance to really update anything here... But soon the madness will be over and I will be able to post a lot more!
Let me know your thoughts of what else I should post about!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

April - Pretty in pink Ipsy GlamBag!

Hello readers!
I have been pretty busy this past week or two with school work and actual work... Too much to do in the lab! I have an Orals Qualifying exam for advancement to Phd Candidacy coming up at the end of May, so excuse my absence if I do not post. Although this blog is a good way to escape from science sometimes.
So here is my review of the April Ipsy Glam bag. I skipped writing one for March because I wasn't very wow'ed by the items from last month, but this month totally makes up for it!

This month came with lots of goodies thats I liked. First, I tried the MICA eyeshadow in shimmery pink. I never wear pink eye shadow, but it was really shimmery, and for my daily makeup I wear a gold shimmery shadow, so this didn't really differ too much from what I usually wear! The picture on the left is with flash, on right without. Not very good quality, but it is shimmery! I liked it!

Next, I tried the Be a Bombshell blush, it was a very bright pink color, which I felt made me look a little too much like a barbie. I never wear blush, ever, but I have been wanting to wear blush more often because I feel like it gives a more polished look. I had to wipe it off sometimes because I had put too much on, but I really liked it. It gave me a rosy glow, and I will definitely be wearing it again. I am going to try to incorporate more blush into my daily makeup routine!

This month also came with a "HealthySexyHair" styling cream from BigSexyHair. I have never tried this brand before Ipsy, and from the hairspray sample from January to this month's sample, I am impressed with this brand! I am definitely going to be buying some of their things!
This sample was a styling cream, but it was more of an Argan oil. I took a shower the night before and so my hair was a little unruly in the morning. I took a dollop on my palm, spread it into my fingers and then combed it through my hair with my fingers. It was really nice. I really like using different argan oils, I feel like it really nourishes my hair!
And lastly, the last sample was a nail polish sample, it is a sheer, light pink, which I haven't tried yet, but will soon!
Oh, and the bag is pretty cute! Plain and simple from the outside, and cute pink stripes on the inside! I have already started using my other make up bags from previous months, so they do come in handy!

Ipsy is having a "Beauty Convention" in LA the weekend of May 31. I really want to attend, but that is the day that I have my qualifying exam! I know I am going to be tired and not want to attend an all day event the next day. Gah! If only it was a week off!
Anyway, I'm sure I will find other beauty events to go to!
I worked all day today, I had a group meeting presentation to prepare for Monday, and then a poster to make of my work/data. And then homework. And then working on my examination. Too much to do! Someone save me! 
It will be over soon and I will be able to relax and be able to post a lot more!
Let me know your thoughts and feedback! I always love hearing feedback!

xoxo Andrea

PS. I paid for this beauty subscription from my own money, and I just wrote a review to give my opinion on the items from this month!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Dusk til Dawn in Motel: Night Time

Dusk til Dawn in Motel: Night Time

Motel empire waist long dress
$88 -

Motel mesh mini dress
$69 -

$46 -

Motel high waisted skirt
$43 -

Jeffrey campbell wedge
$200 -

Rainbow pumps

Zatchels leather handbag
$150 -

Amrita singh earrings

Silver bracelet
$15 -

Bead jewelry
$9.15 -


Curly hair!

Curled my hair for the first time since I cut it! I think it looks really cute! There is a lot more volume and the curls last a lot longer since they aren't being weighed down!! I still miss my long hair but this makes me like my hair a little better!!
And I'm wearing goggles, haha, the scientist! Fashionable huh?

I still have to post my Ipsy march bag review... My April bag is on its way! Yikes I need to catch up!

And also! Last Friday I completed my 12 week fitness challenge! I was basically just working out 5 days a week with 2 days rest, and eating clean for about 3 weeks now!! So proud and accomplished! But I am continuing it for another 6 weeks! (Basically I'm going to keep doing it til my vacation in Cyprus in August, and it has become a habit so I'm used to it and want to do it now!!!) if you set your mind to it, you can do it!! Do something for 6 weeks and it becomes habit!!


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Recent Photoshoot :)

So about a month ago I had a photoshoot with an awesome photographer, Joshua Shelton ( or that I found through a Groupon Deal. I have been wanting to take professional photos for a while, so I thought why not. I looked through his online portfolio and his photos were amazing! He has even shot with Kim Kardashian among other famous people and models! Some of his models are gorgeous! He really does a great job catching the essence of the person and it really shines through in the photographs! This photoshoot was a steal, such great photos!
I drove all the way to downtown LA, where the studio was, it was right across the street from the Staples Center on the day of the Oscars I believe. A lot of the streets were closed but it was really cool being able to have a view of the Staples Center and see the line of people outside as I was doing my photoshoot!
Since I had never had a photoshoot before, I didn't really know what to do. Josh was great in instructing me how to pose and what to do. I had a lot of fun, and although a lot of my photos were just me being stupid, some of them came out amazing! Here are two of my favorite ones!

I want to eventually try a hand at modeling or acting or something, even though I am too short to ever be a fashion model, I would like to take more professional photos and build a portfolio! AH to live in LA and have a dream of becoming famous.... So many people trying to make it and I have no experience what so ever! (Don't mind the fact that I am head deep into a PhD program at UCLA that takes up all of my time....). Maybe once I have more time, build a look that I want to market and take some acting classes, I will go to an audition! And now I have headshots to aid in that! One step closer :)
I can't wait to try it again :)
If you need some headshots and you are in the LA area, be sure to check out Joshua Shelton Photography, great deal, and AMAZING photos!

xoxo A


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Dusk til Dawn in Motel - DAYTIME!

Dusk til Dawn in Motel - DAYTIME!

Motel paisley dress
$58 -

Motel neon crop top
$33 -

$42 -

Motel high waisted mini skirt
$38 -

Pamela Mann opaque tight
$15 -

Dr. Martens wellington boots
$130 -

Zatchels satchel handbag
$150 -

Bracelet jewelry
$36 -

Rose earrings
$18 -

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