Excuse the hiker heavy favorites this month but I’m falling in love with hiking and nature and the outdoors so I don’t fell bad at all! I hope you enjoy! Continue reading “August Favorites”
Depop and Poshmark have been my go-to thrifting apps for items I couldn’t’ normally find at my local Goodwill. Sometimes thrifting in your own neighborhood just isn’t enough! And sometimes you just have to let someone else do the hard work so you’re just left with the easy task of walking to your mailbox 🙂
If you are interested in shopping my closest, find me on poshmark @nickitea!
I’m a bit more active on YouTube now! so head over to my channel for vlogs, hauls, and lookbooks!
Jeez I need to start keeping track of when the months are coming to an end! But time has been flying lately! I’m sorry for being late once again with my favorites. Please forgive me!
Best Black Lipstick
I finally took the plunge and invested in a black liquid lipstick! Now if you know NYX’s lip suede, you’ll know that it’s not overly drying. It still keeps some moisture and velvetiness, so you don’t get the dreaded butt-hole lip! I’m glad NYX expanded this line of liquid lipsticks, they had a good variety before with dark plums and reds. But with October (now come and gone) I wanted to channel my inner goth and get a straight up BLACK lipstick…without breaking the bank. Now I will say this lipstick, though very black, has some greenish/blue undertones. Ryan of all people noticed that, but it isn’t that bad.
Bangs with no strings attached
Lately I have been obsessed with blunt bangs and full fringes. I have had bangs in the past when my hair was a bit long than it is now. But unfortunately, my hair is thin and fine and most of the bang beauties I look up to for inspiration have thick and full hair which makes their fringe look so badass! I wasn’t blessed with that fullness. So I did the next best thing to just hacking away my hair. I bought clip in bangs! I bought mine from QVC and they match perfectly to my hair. Now they do look a bit fake at the top but if I curl my hair or wear a headband you wouldn’t even tell! If you’re looking for a change but are afraid of commitment, clip in bangs are the way to go! Just make sure you look at reference pictures to get your shade correct!
So I have thrown myself into the world of wigs and I absolutely love it! These two wigs I got from WigIsFashion. The first one I bought was the black and then the witchy purple/grey one. I’ve been sporting them on and off social media. I used to dye my hair ALL THE TIME but since my pixie cut I have stopped. A whole 2 years without dyeing my hair! But I missed the fun colors so I decided to invest in some wigs! These were both $70 bucks which isn’t that bad. I haven’t had any problems with them other than the part looking unnatural. So I only wear them if I am also wearing a beanie, hat, or a headpiece. I love mixing up my look with my wigs now. It can really give a whole new sense to your look and bring it all together. Having the option to go from short brown bob to waist length grey hair is so much fun! So versatile!
The Red wig is from EvaHair and this one cost me $60. This wig….THIS wig…is LIFE! This is my absolute FAVORITE wig out of the 3 (well 4 if you include the bangs) I love how its not too long and has a full ass fringe! It looks the most natural and I don’t have to wear a hat with it at all! I did have to cut the bangs just a bit but I like that they were longer than I needed so I had the option to keep them and style them side swept or (what I ended up doing) going full statement fringe!
Conspiracy Film Theories?
The Film Theorists is a channel on YouTube that I have not been able to STOP watching! I love learning about things and hearing peoples thoughts about conspiracy theories about different things. TFT’s channel breaks down films (from 50 shades of Grey to Zootopia) and dissects possible “hidden meanings” of each film. These theories range from how to kill a non-killable superhero, or how a movie is glorifying cult initiation, and can you really grow potatoes with your own poop! It’s a really awesome channel and there is so much science to back it up as well as a very charismatic host that makes the 10-15 minute videos seem to fly by and pack your noggin with knowledge! It’s quite entertaining, so if you are bored one day and wanna obsess over hidden meanings behind seemingly meaningless movies…well give it a watch!
Practice, practice, practice! That’s all I can say if you want to get better in anything in life. And, yes I have always had a knack for makeup and anything srtistic, It’s only till recently I have tried to do more than your everyday winged liner or smokey eye. I recently went on a rampage to find some new inspiration for makeup looks outside of the usual; Jaclyn Hill, Desi Perkins, Luster Lux…etc. And on that rampage I found Rosalina Young. She is an incredible self taught makeup artist that plays with pastels, bright bold colors, funky alternative looks when it comes to makeup. She reminds me of Hayley Williams from Paramore…I think they even know each other? Like if Hayley had a little half sister or something. She’s so cute! I have never been one to venture into to the world of crazy colors, but this girl has me wanting to sky dive out of my comfort zone! Since I don’t have a huger array of bold colors, I decided to take her YouTube look and recreate it using more toned down warm/neutral colors. I eventually plan to buy the Morphe Picasso palette so I can dive head first into the world of bright and bold!
I wore this look out for a Sunday of shopping in Costa Mesa with the Jeralds siblings! Bought some cute accessories, yummy coffee and these CREEPERS! Yes! I found a pair of creepers at the thrift store for less than $20 freaking dollars!!! So you better believe I will be featuring these in an upcoming TST!!
I have a huge announcement! Come April, you’ll be seeing more of Nickitea on YouTube!
I can’t tell you how much fun I had with this look. Jaclyn Hill is one of the most amazing YouTube makeup artists ever! I decided to recreate this look and with amazing results! I got so many compliments when I wore it out! I think this may be my favorite look, it was actually very easy too! Check out Jaclyn Hill’s tutorial!
Here is what I’m wearing:
Hey there ya’ll! I have been feeling inspired lately with makeup looks and have been binge watching every famous beauty guru in hopes to get my creativity going. I ended up on Desi Perkins channel. She recently uploaded a new look that I couldn’t turn down. I had all the tools, colors, and knowledge to recreate the look. So I did! I think it came out amazing! I had nothing to do sunday…so I was all glammed up in my pajamas watching food network! Haha!
Here is the look if you want to see the great Desi Perkins in all her makeup glory! Matte Brown Smokey Eye Ombre Gold Liner
It’s low carb day for me! Watch and see what I eat! PS I’m carb cycling which means I eat low carbs on my less intense / rest days, and the I’ll eat a high amount of carbs on days that I lift really heavy. Check out my channel!