Sephora Formula X Review!

A couple of months ago, I saw Sephora’s sweepstakes to win The System. The System is a four step process that is supposed to make any color last up to eight days. After entering my name and email, I have to admit, I kinda forgot about it. Then, I received an email that said- Formula X- Formula X System Sweepstakes Winner. And I was like WHAT? Then, I was like, Oh, ok they are just announcing the winners. But when I opened the email, it said Congratulations. And I was like WHAT WHAT WHAT! What is happening? What did I win?

Anyway, after entering my special code, it arrived within about two weeks. And let me tell you, I have NEVER been so excited about getting the mail!


As I was opening it, I was a bit weary about trying it out right away. It was around 6pm,  I hadn’t started my homework just yet, and it’s four steps! I was like, This is gonna take forever to dry! But, of course, I was able, with much convincing, to find the time to try it anyway. 😉

The first step is Cleanse- It is supposed to clean and remove any unwanted oils or left over polish. It pretty much dries instantly.

The second step is Prime- Sephora’s version of a base coat. It is described as an adhesive to make the color stick to the nail. I did not experience any “stickiness”. This dried in 1-3 minutes.

The third step is Color- I was a little disappointed that I couldn’t pick the color, but I have nothing against red. I wanted the dark burgundy, but it’s fine. The color glides on smoothly and was opaque. It covered the nail completely with three swipes. This also dried in 1-3 minutes.

The fourth step is Shine: The name suits it! So SHINY. It goes on just like the color step and dries just as quickly!

Here is the finished look!


I was worried about dry time when I really didn’t need to. It took about 5-10 minutes total which is AWESOME. It feels so smooth, almost like a gel manicure. It lasted longer than usual, but not eight days ( more like six). Keep in mind that I only did one coat of each step and results will probably be better if you apply two coats.The only thing I am unsure about is whether it works with any brand of nail polish. On the box it says any color, but Sephora has an entire line of colors and the box may only be referring to their colors. All in all, I can’t wait to try out a different color and a different brand!


Both pictures were after about a month after the first time that I painted them. They lasted a long time and most of the polish is still covering the nail. Next time, I will definitely do two coats next time.

10 Fashion Trends Inspired By ’90’s T.V.

I realize that the internet has been consistently pumping out ’90’s references and you are probably tired of them. But, let me make one more reference to the good ‘ole days.The ’90’s was a very inspirational era in terms of fashion and focused most on the individual style. Celebrities, as always, are usually the first to set these “Individualistic” trends. Here are 10 of my personal favorites:

1. Rachel Greene from Friends:


2. Kelly from Saved by the Bell:

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3. Ashley Banks from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air:

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4. Gina from Martin:


5. DJ Tanner from Full House:

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6. Topanga from Boy Meets World:


7. Moesha, Kim and Niecy  from Moesha:

moesha 8. Angela and Rayanne from My So-Called Life:

angelaskirt 9.  Clarissa from Clarissa Explains It All:

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10. Pretty much every character in Clueless:clueless_beverly_hills_style1 If you didn’t enjoy the rest of this post, like for Mr. Bean! If you don’t like him, then you must like Audrey Hepburn ( Basically there is no way you won’t like at least SOMETHING in this post)

Mr. Behepurn

10 Signs That You’re A Shopaholic

I first realized I was a shopaholic when I noticed that my entire email (of 14,000 emails) consisted of coupons and sale alerts from stores. I know…I have a problem. Here are 10 ways to tell if you’re a shopaholic too:


1. Whenever you see a sale you just HAVE to go in and see what they have. Even if you may not have the…uh…ahem…funds to actually purchase anything.

2. You REFUSE to go to the mall when you don’t have any money to avoid heartache.

3. Your heart hurts when you know you can’t go to a sale.

Courtesy of Google Images :)
Courtesy of Google Images 🙂

4. Your trash consists of receipts, tags and shopping bags from various stores.

5. You will buy something even though you don’t need it, solely for the price.


6. Your email is mostly sales instead of conversations with actual people.

Rent Shment!!!

7. You may contemplate the importance of rent while staring at a pair of shoes on sale.

8. You receive text message sale alerts from your favorite stores.

9. Your friends often have to stop you from purchasing something similar to something you already have.

10. After going shopping, you feel you need to tell everyone about how much money you saved and are confused as to why they aren’t as excited as you.

Highschool as Songtitles

Freshman Year:

  • “We Are Young”- Fun.
  • “Stayin’ Alive” -Beegees
  • “What’s Going On” – Marvin Gaye

Sophmore Year:

  • “Another one Bites the Dust” – Queen
  • “Its Time” – Imagine Dragons
  • “Everybody Talks” – Neon Trees

Junior Year:

  • “One More Night” – Maroon 5
  • “Rumor Has it” – Adele
  • “Too Close” – Alex Clare

Senior Year:

  • “We Are The Champions” -Queen“
  • “I Will Remember You” – Sarah Mclachlan
  • “End of the Road”- Boyz ll Men



My Trip To the Most Magical Place On Earth

If the picture didn’t already clue you in, your probably thinking, You went to Taco Bell? 

Sorry to disappoint as Taco Bell is quite magical, it is not exactly the place I’m talking about.

This past February, I traveled with my high school choir to Disney World in Florida for a competition. And let’s just say, after 15 hours on a bus, I was not the happiest camper.

We got to Epcot and it was like all the animals were released from a zoo. We all were so ready to get off the bus, the anxiety was palpable.

The Giant Golf Ball at Epcot
The Giant Golf Ball at Epcot

The one thing I didn’t expect was for it to be the same temperature as when I left home….Its supposed to be hotter there right? Anyway, we spent the day at Epcot walking around to each country.  We saw Mary Poppins but the line was a mile long to take a picture with her, so we took pictures of her.


Throughout the park, there were these hedges that were painted and cut out to look like famous cartoon characters.

The circle of life scene!
The circle of life scene!

After a fun day at the park and a not so fun morning on the bus, we had to sing for our adjudication that night. ( We killed it, of course)

The next day was more exciting! We went on the haunted mansion ride and ate cheeseburgers and had a glorious ole time. We watched the end of a parade and I saw Frozone and Mr.Incredible and we went crazy!


While we were in line for the mine train ride, there was a sign that explained the height requirements. So I bent down and turned to the little girl in front of us and said “I’m too short, I can’t ride,” And, I kid you not, she rolled her eyes and turned around.  Seriously? Some kids can’t take a joke… 

Maximus's Hoof Print
Maximus’s Hoof Print

We also saw Rapunzel’s Castle and when we walked through the kingdom, I noticed that there were markings on the ground. They turned out to be hoof prints from the horse in the movie! Disney World is nothing if not thorough with decorations.

The next day there was the most exciting, for me at least. We actually had a plan. We ate at Beast’s Castle which was AMAZING. The detail of the castle itself was immaculate and the food was better! That’s right BETTER. Here’s what I got(Keep in mind I had already started eating and the lighting wasn’t too good.Sorry):

Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes and Vegetables YUM
Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes and Vegetables
For around $17!!!

Next we headed over to Animal Kingdom and I rode my first roller coaster! I was pretty sure I was not about to get on aa rollercoaster any time soon. But, i figured if I had to ride one, it may as well be in Disney World. I agreed that I would wait in line with my friends and if I decided to get on, we would already be there. So, one minute I’m standing in line and next I’m sitting in the FRONT SEAT and we’re moving!!!!

Oh no! where's the rest of the track?
Oh no! where’s the rest of the track?
The Big Drop!!!!
The Big Drop!!!!

Next we headed back over to magic kingdom to eat dinner and watch the electrical parade. We had hot dogs and cheesy fries (Super healthy, I know) and gathered on the curb ready for a show!

Cinderellas Castle at night!
Cinderella’s Castle at night!

The last day was the saddest for various reasons, of course. Most of the day was spent inside looking for souvenirs while it thunder stormed outside. We watched the Beauty and the Beast play and rode some really cool inside rides. I found the cutest Minnie Mouse Mug and Purple Mickey Mouse ears!!:

Minnie Mouse Mug- Around $12.00
Minnie Mouse Mug- Around $12.00
Mickey Ears- $26.00

After that we went to the Festival Disney Award show which was also a lot of fun! All of our music groups did very well which was pretty cool. Then, we all piled back on the bus and made the dreadful 15 hour trip to VA. In Florida it was 70 degrees, and our welcome home present was a snowstorm. Ahh…home at last…you were not missed, cold weather. Not at all.  Needless to say it was one of my favorite senior memories, besides Graduation of course.




Fall Favorites

Dry your beach hair and pack up the shorts…It’s about to be that time for school again.  I know, I know! It’s starting, ugh…. It’s not so bad when you think about how many people ranging from ages 5-25 have to go through this common heartache. It’s important to distract ourselves from frustrating teachers, boring classes, and stressful peers with…Style. Yes, you favorite outfit combined with your favorite pencil will get you through the school year. Here are some of my fall favorites:

Short boots


Wet Seal- On sale for $12.00!!
Wet Seal- On sale for $12.00!!
  1. Paired with leggings or jeans create a sleek and sophisticated look and super comfy
  2. Roll up the bottom of baggy or boyfriend jeans for a relaxed and cool look
  3. Add thick, fuzzy socks for warmth on extra chilly days!
  4. Wear them with a skirt for a fun and flirty feel



  1. Still going strong after so many years in style
  2. Wear with ANYTHING (haha)


I don't own one yet so Google Images will have to suffice :)
I don’t own one yet so Google Images will have to suffice 🙂
  1. Fairly new and adorable, they come in many different prints
  2. It’s important that you pick one that goes with at least two items in your closet
  3. Pair with skinny jeans or leggings and boots (Stylin’!)

High-Waisted Jeans


High-Waisted Jeans-Jcpenney $27.00
High-Waisted Jeans-Jcpenney $27.00
Teal Crop Top- Forever 21, $12.80
Teal Crop Top- Forever 21, $12.80
  1. Wear with a crop top or a high low shirt
  2. Since, its fall, cardigans are also a good investment

Fold-over Combat Boots

Combat Boots- Kmart, $35.00
Combat Boots- Kmart, $35.00
  1. Create an edgy look by matching distressed jeans and graphic tee
  2. Or create a girly-grunge look by wearing them with a printed dress and a dark colored cardigan

Rolled/Boyfriend Jeans

Goodwill- $6.00
Goodwill- $6.00
  1. Look adorable when paired with short/ankle boots
  2. Creates a relaxed, laid back look



  1. I love wearing my scarf as a headband to switch up a boring outfit
  2. Besides keeping you warm, they can also be the finishing touch to an outfit

*Renew your old makeup: It’s time to get the basics again Mascara, eyeliner, primer etc. I recommend E.L.F. or Bh Cosmetics because they both give you good products for very cheap!*



Senioritis Is No Laughing Matter

If you or someone you know is currently in the twelfth grade, you may be suffering from Senioritis. It is an extremely serious disease that only occurs when a student has reached a point in their high school career where they have lost all ability to care about anything.Ever. Don’t worry, you can help; just $1 million a month can help a teenager in need. It will provide an unhealthy snack and a blanket and pillow bundle as well as unlimited wifi no matter where they are. Upon signing up, you will receive a thank you note like the one above:

As well as a picture of the teen you are helping.

Parents, there is a way you can help protect your children from this disease. If you notice the following symptoms, please call the hotline 1-800-MYKIDISLAZY
Your child is:

•  Answering everything with either “Whatever” or “No”
•  Constantly napping
•  Seriously considering skipping school every day because they don’ t feel like it
•  Have given up on “pointless” classes because they already have all their credits to graduate
•  Never going anywhere or doing anything unless it’s after noon

You can prevent your child from this unforgiving disease by taking these steps:

•  Waiting on them hand and foot
•  Make sure they never have to leave their seats
•  Don’t badger them about homework, college applications, or SAT’s.EVER. I MEAN EVER. This could be vital to your child’s health

Call the hotline for more information on how you can help others or protect your children