Welcome to my room! Well, as close as you can get to it via the internet. Home decor is one of my many interests and I’ve been an avid Pinner for years in regards to anything room related. After oohing and ahhing over other people’s rooms, I decided to share my bedroom in the hopes to inspire others, or even give you ideas on how to decorate your own bedroom.
I believe your room should fully represent your individual style—from the bedsheets to the little trinkets you have lying around. It should be a creative space that inspires you to get work done, while also being an oasis from the hustle and bustle of the world. I’m all about the cozy life, soft tones and empowering messages when it comes to my room. I wanted to represent all of my passions (including fashion, beauty, reading, art and animals) in its decor. What I created is this…
Follow my Pinterest here for more room inspiration. How does your bedroom represent your style?
I’m sharing the beauty products that I have been loving non-stop over the past month with you all today. From purple hues to makeup enhancers, these products have become must-haves for me on almost everyday of the week.
I recently decided to give the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer a try, and boy, am I in love. Not only does this bronzer smell like chocolate, but it also adds the perfect amount of warmth to my face when I need it. It’s super blendable and buildable making it perfect to use for day-to-night looks. I love using this bronzer for contouring, no matter if I’m going for a chiseled or soft application.
The NYX Tango With Bronzing Powder in Shimmering Light and Deep Tan is a golden dream come true. I’ve been using this duo to not only bronze up my complexion, but as a highlight as well since there is a shimmery component within its formula. And when it comes to lasting all day, the NYX Tango With Bronzing Powder will have your skin glowing like no tomorrow.
Speaking of having your makeup lasting all day, I have been blown away with the Wet n’ Wild Photo Focus Setting Spray. I picked this little beauty baby up at a local Target, after being a dedicated fan to e.l.f’s Makeup Mist and Set. I tested this makeup setting spray out for a wedding and was incredibly happy with how fresh it kept my makeup for over 8 hours! All I did was spritz the formula a couple of times onto my face after applying my makeup and then I was set for the rest of the day. I totally recommend this for anyone in the market for an affordable and high-quality makeup setting spray.
My under eye area has been bright and right with the Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer and the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder. I’ve used Maybelline concealers ever since I was in high school, and the creamy formula in this one meets my expectations by far. It doesn’t crease much and is very easy to blend; set with the Laura Mercier powder on top and your dark under eyes will have gone to the light side in no time.
Ever since the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara was released I’ve been more than intrigued. Like the Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, I finally caved to see just what all the hype was with this mascara. I am such a fan of mascaras that give you full lashes which don’t appear spidery, but instead gives them an almost feathery effect. This mascara does just that, and it reminds me so much of the L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara which I have loved for years. The Better Than Sex Mascara just takes it up a notch!
I’m not one to do eye looks on the regular, but when I do I tend to gravitate towards neutral eye shadows that have more than one hue within them. H&M’s beauty line has quickly become one of my favorites for the quality and detail found within each product’s make. H&M’s eye shadow in Creamy Almond has been my go-to shade as of late. All I do is apply it with Wet n’ Wild’s eyeshadow brush all over my lid and blend it out to show off all the beautiful brown, golden tones within its silky formula.
As for the Wet n’ Wild brush, if you haven’t heard about this drugstore brush line than I am happy to let you in on the know! Wet n’ Wild released a makeup brush line that is cruelty-free, vegan, incredibly soft and sold at an amazing price. Currently, many of the brushes are out of stock, but Wet n’ Wild has announced that they will be restocked soon. Get ready to grab them when you can!
If you know me, you know I am a ColourPop fanatic. Anything that this beautiful beauty brand releases is absolutely phenomenal. So, when the brand announced it would be coming out with brow products I of course, ordered them the morning they were released. I received the Brow Pencil and Brow Colour in Bangin’ Brunette. I’m not crazy about filling in my brows with creme gel formulas, but the Brow Colour is something I’ve been rather enjoying for full face makeup looks. For a more everyday brow though, that I have totally fallen head over heels for, the Brow Pencil is flawless. I love filling in my brows with the creamy pencil formula and then blending it out for a softer appearance with the spoolie on the end. My brows stay “on fleek” 24/7 with this brow product.
Lippies are my beauty guilty pleasure. I always love adding them to my collection, even if I am running out of storage space! The NYX Lip Lingerie in Embellishment, ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Solow and ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Tansy have been on rotation in my makeup bag. The NYX Lingerie lippie is a beautiful liquid-matte-formula that makes wearing nude hues for anyone easy as pie. Embellishment is a mesmerizing, soft mauve color that I am smitten with.
Lately, I’ve been also wanting to step outside my comfort zone when it comes to my lippie selection. This includes choosing more brown hued lippies that I have never gone for before. ColourPop’s lip products in Solow and Tansy has made my fear of going for brown colors a thing of the past. All I need is one swipe of either one and I’m set.
If you want to know more about my love for ColourPop’s Ultra Satin Lip collection, read my full review that I did for Cliché Magazine here.
For manis and pedis, Deborah Lippmann’s new Spring 2016 collections have been my go-to for their bright, fun colors. Over the month of March I reached for All Day Sucker, a pastel lavender with pink tones, as my signature color.
Want to know more about all of the poppy nail polishes in Deborah Lippmann’s collection? Read my feature that I did for the Spring 2016 collections on Cliché Magazine here.
I hope you all had wonderful weekend to start this Monday on a delightful note! This past Friday was my 23rd birthday actually, and it was more than I could ever wish for. If you know me personally, you already know that I’ve never been the biggest fan of celebrating my own birthday—I get super nervous and anxious from the days leading up to it and until it is over. I’ve been this way since I was a little tot with a head full of tight curls. Does anyone else get the jitters on their birthday? My 23rd birthday though put my nerves to rest and replaced it with tons of laughter, cheek hurting smiles, and new memories I will hold dear to my heart.
Whenever my birthday comes around I never feel like the age I am going to turn until my next birthday comes around, but this year I definitely feel the age I have turned—a 23 year old woman taking on the world. I’m still the goofy, passionate gal I’ve always been, but I do feel a newfound knowledge about the world that I believe comes with age. I know, I sound like a grandma, but to me it just feels right.
So, in celebration of me turning 23 I had to do a post birthday shoot, especially with the new launch of Creatively Victoria. It’s a celebration everywhere I turn and I think the delightful hue of this adorable Giamba Little Lip Pleated Shift fit perfectly for the occasion. The flowy garment can easily be dressed up or down depending on the type of look you’re going for. I took on a more casual style it by adding a pair of black tights and slipping into oxblood boots to contrast the brightness of the dress. Together it works as a positively darling look that you can wear on a brunch date with your favorite gals or even on a park date with someone you love. I also tossed on a black leather peplum jacket when it would get chilly.
Shop this colorful look down below!I rented the shift from Rent the Runway and I highly recommend it (not only because I work there!), but because it’s a savvy way to style designer items, without having to invest in just one item. You can receive 20% off your first rental by signing up. 🙂
Dress:Rent Similar Dresses:1, 2, 3 Similar Boots:1, 2, 3
I wish you all a beautiful start to your week. Happy Monday!
My name is Victoria and welcome to my little slice of cyber wonderland. I’m so happy and blessed to have you here. *insert smiley face emoji with dancing hands*
Creatively Victoria is live again (after almost a year hiatus) in a whole new way that I am extremely proud of. I hope you think the site is as beautiful as I believe it is; it represents my love for soft, warm tones and romantic vibes. On Creatively Victoria, I aim to share anything that stirs my heart—from beauty brands or products that I am currently loving and my personal style that I love experimenting with, to my motivational series, “Girl, You Got This” and life happenings that I just can’t keep to myself. This little site is all about creativity and with each post I publish I hope you find a creative drive within you just as well—no matter what it may be. Whether you like to dance or draw, sing or write, exercise or design; Creatively Victoria urges you to do whatever your heart is set on without hesitation.
For those of you that have followed my previous blog before and have kept up with me on my social media networks during my hiatus, I am virtually giving you all of my love. Thank you so much for keeping your eyes on me as I’ve maneuvered my way through post-grad life; your support means the absolute world and I couldn’t ask for anything more. For those of you that are new to Creatively Victoria, it’s such a blessing to have you here and I cannot wait to share a piece of my life with you. To learn more about me and how Creatively Victoria came to life click here or just head to my About page.
I hope you all are just as excited as I am for this new beginning of Creatively Victoria. Let’s see where this little slice of cyber wonderland takes us.
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