New Year’s Eve Party Picks

Over the years, New Year’s Eve has become one of my favorite holidays. You get to dress up, drink champagne, and welcome a fresh start in the form of a brand new year.

In honor of one of my favorite days of the year, I’ve picked a few fun, sparkly pieces to help you ring in 2017 in style.

Which one is your favorite?

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New Year’s Eve Polish Picks

Am I the only one who can’t believe 2015 is almost over? As much as I love staying up late and enjoying a cold glass of champagne, I’m not sure how i feel about 2016’s rapid approach.

However, as with most things in life, all I can do is power through and apply a fresh coat of nail polish.

Below are a few of my picks for a sparkly New Year’s Eve mani. What will you be rocking to ring in the New Year?

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A Tale of Two Highlighters

Once upon a time, there was a young maiden who thought her skin looked dull and drab. She craved a golden glow so off to the market she went. After scouring the shelves she came across two bargain products, one a liquid highlighter and the other a powder.

What were these two products you ask? L’Oreal’s True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator and True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator.

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When the time came to test these two highlighters, the young maiden tried the liquid product first. She was pleased to find that it was easy to apply, blendable, and offered the natural, golden glow she craved. The subtle sheen lasted all day and into the night without any trouble.

Next came the powder product. Just like the liquid version, it applied very easily but did not impart the same golden sheen. The young maiden also noticed a few flecks of glitter which wasn’t terrible but not the look she wanted.

Layered together, the maiden found a winning combination for a night out as the liquid highlight stayed put and the powder added an extra pop of shimmer.

Overall, the liquid highlighter was much preferred to the powder due to the beautiful golden sheen and staying power it offered.

Now that the young maiden has found herself a beautiful highlighter, she is sure to live happily ever after…

Vacation Haul!

Oh hey! I’ve been up since 4:00 this morning traveling home from Chicago. I had a great vacation there (stay tuned for more on that) and of course ended up doing some shopping. Read on for a quick haul of the beauty and fashion items I picked up.

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Merona striped top: You know I had to check out Target while I was in a new city. I picked up this cute shirt and can’t wait to pair it with jeans, boots, and a cozy scarf!

Sam & Libby Peyton Ankle Boots: Also from Target, these boots will be a fall staple. They’re super comfy and a good neutral color.

Teal Flask: Call me crazy, but I’ve been wanting a cute flask for a while. I spotted this one at Neiman Marcus Last Call and knew it was the one!

Travel size dry shampoo: Dry shampoo is a major staple for me so I couldn’t resist picking up another travel size one. This one by Tresemmé isn’t my favorite, but it’s all I could find in the travel section.

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze: I’ve heard such great things about this cream shadow and was thrilled to finally find it in stock somewhere. Because I definitely needed more eye shadow. Nope…

NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Coffee: This is my favorite liquid liner and I haven’t been able to find it anywhere near me. I happened across it at Nordstrom Rack and picked up a couple tubes!

Stila Sun Goddess Smudge Stick Duo eye liner: I love buying Stila liners at Nordstrom Rack. They’re my favorite liners and you can find great deals on them. This pack comes with a blackish brown color and a metallic golden bronze.

White and gold druzy necklace: I’m so in love with this long necklace from Nordstrom Rack. I wore it every day while on vacation and it goes perfectly with any outfit.

Lust List + 100th Post!

Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner (and since my one true love right now is makeup), it’s only appropriate that today’s post is about the products I’m currently lusting over.

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e.l.f. High Definition Undereye Setting Powder: I recently started using the e.l.f. High Definition Translucent Powder, and this Undereye Setting Powder is next on my list to try!

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate: Let’s face it, we’re not getting any younger and I’m all about preventative skin care. I’ve been loving facial oils lately and I’ve heard this elixir is a great one!

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado: I’m on a never-ending quest for the perfect eye cream. This is one that looks promising without breaking the bank! And it doesn’t hurt that I’m constantly craving guacamole…

Unite Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner: I’ve been wanting to step up my hair care game and this shampoo and conditioner duo might be just the thing.

Charlotte Tilbury FIlmstar Bronze and Glow: The packaging of this highlighter and bronzer set is so gorgeous. And the product inside looks to be just as gorgeous!

Dior Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm: I’m a sucker for lip products of any kind and this one is so luxurious!

“Bitch Please” Necklace: What can I say? This necklace is the perfect accessory for the sassy cynic. AKA me.

What are you currently lusting over? Have you tried any of these products? Tell me in the Comments section so I can lust over them too!

Side note: This is officially my 100th post on That Tall Girl and I just want to give a quick thank you to all of you reading this now. Thank you SO much for all the kind words, support, and motivation. You are the reason I keep coming back to blog! XO!

Home Details

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you are all having a great weekend. The weather here has been so amazing and I’ve definitely tried to get out and enjoy it while I can!

Although it’s nice to get out, sometimes I just want to curl up at home and be lazy. Today on That Tall Girl, I’m sharing a few of my favorite details from my apartment. This apartment is the first time I’ve had an entire place of my own to decorate so it was a really fun, special experience.

I’m not a fan of color, so most of my apartment is pretty neutral with pops of metallic and different prints to keep things interesting.

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Product Review: LORAC Unzipped Gold Palette

As I mentioned in my January Favorites post, I’ve gone a little eye shadow crazy the past couple of months. When I saw pictures of the new LORAC Unzipped Gold Palette, I knew I had to have it! It finally arrived on my doorstep this week and I’ve had so much fun playing with it and I’ve definitely spent a fair amount of time just staring at all the beautiful colors (don’t judge).

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As the name implies, this palette features ten golden hued shadows (see hastily taken photo above). There are six shimmer shades and four mattes so you can easily create any look. The shadows are pretty pigmented so if you’re not a shimmer shadow lover like me, you may want to pass on this palette.

My favorite shades (so far!) are Unlocked (a gorgeous golden, champagne shade that makes for a beautiful highlight), Unleashed (it’s bronze and shimmery sooo what else do I need to say?), and Unpredictable (peachy, shimmery, yas).

All in all, this is a great palette to have. If you’re a neutral/gold shadow lover like I am, you really can’t go wrong!

If you have this palette, let me know what you think about it in the Comments!

What I’m Loving: Bold Watches

It’s no secret that I love bold, oversized accessories. The way I see it, if it doesn’t make a statement, then what’s the point? One of my most-loved accessories are watches, and I don’t go a day without wearing one!

Here are a few of my favorites at the moment:

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You can’t go wrong with this classic Michael Kors watch. It’s a bit of an investment, but I’ve had mine for years and it’s held up so well with daily use!

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Another classic, this Kate Spade watch is a bit smaller and lighter than the Michael Kors watch above.

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This Timex watch is such a classic piece, but the leopard print band gives it just enough edge.

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I couldn’t do a post on bold watches without including one by La Mer. This watch is a total arm party all by itself and definitely makes a statement!

Are you a watch lover like me? Which one is your favorite??

 

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Product Review: Sonia Kashuk Eye Shadow Quad

Wow…I have been a terrible blogger lately. But sometimes, you just need a break to rest and get re-motivated! This post will be a review of the Sonia Kashuk Eye Shadow Quad in Bronzed Beauty that I mentioned in this post. I’ve been using it almost every day and I absolutely love it. If you’re looking for some new shadows–or even a last minute Christmas gift–read on!

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As a huuuuuge fan of neutral eye shadows, the first thing about this palette that caught my eye was the beautiful bronze and gold colors. This quad features a light mocha color, a beautiful bronze shadow, a dark brown, and a glitter gold shadow.

The second thing about this quad that caught my eye was the price. And not in a good way. For a product carried by Target, the $13 price tag was a little shocking. However, I got over the sticker shock, and I’ve found these shadows to be very versatile and well worth the money.

My favorite color in the quad has to be the bronze color. It looks gorgeous all over the lid but can also be used as a crease color or on your lower lash line. The dark brown looks amazing as a liner, and the light mocha color looks good on its own or as a base shadow.

The one shadow I don’t use very often is the glittery gold one. While I love anything gold, I’m not sure wearing gold glitter on my eyes is the best look–no matter what my middle school self thinks! I have used it from time to time for special occasions, but I wish they would have replaced that shadow with a champagne colored highlighter.

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All in all, I am very pleased with this product. The eye shadows allow you to create many looks that will take you from day to night, and the fact that they are all packaged in a sleek quad is very convenient. I highly recommend this product as a gift for the makeup lover in your life–or even as a treat for yourself!

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What I’m Loving: Ear Cuffs

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As much as I love fashion and putting together outfits, my clothing choices tend to be pretty simple and classic. For that reason, I like to make things a little more interesting with my accessories. The one accessory I can’t get enough of right now is the ear cuff.

I spotted a silver and turquoise ear cuff (right) in a local shop recently and knew I had to have it. After all, I used to rock an ear cuff back in middle school when I was still begging my parents for pierced ears (little did they know I’d eventually end up with three holes in each ear).

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After picking up the silver ear cuff, I came across a photo of actress (and daughter of Phil) Lily Collins (left) sporting an insane gold chain ear cuff on the red carpet. It spoke to me.

I began the search for a similar, more wearable piece and came across this one (below) on Etsy. It’s by Femmes du Monde, a shop that specializes in unique, bohemian pieces.

After my new ear cuff arrived, I immediately wore it out with a simple jeans and t-shirt outfit. The funky ear cuff really took my outfit from plain and drab to hippie chic with a little bit of rock ‘n roll mixed in. In fact, I love it so much that I wore it in my latest YouTube video!

So if you’re looking for a quick, easy way to take your wardrobe up a notch, why not try an ear cuff? I promise you’ll be feeling like a rock star (or at least a rock star’s daughter) in no time!

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