Thursday, December 29, 2011

Victoria's Secret: Beauty Rush

Hey Everyone! For Christmas I received some Victoria's Secret items, including some from Beauty Rush. Earlier today, when I was at the mall (a haul will be up soon!), I noticed some more Beauty Rush items. I decided to blog about Beauty Rush in general.


What is it? Beauty Rush is a brand that sells through Victoria's Secret. They offer beauty addictions of glosses, lotions, shadows, scents, and more.
Where can you purchase? Victoria's Secret stores or online at
Deals/Prices: On beauty items, regular products are $7 each, or 2/$12, or 4/$20. For fragrance and lotions, they are regularly $12, or mix and match 3/$25. If you end up taking advantage of these deals you can save $10 or more! 

Take a look: 

Lip Gloss

They sell a variety of shades (more than 20+) with a great quality color and consistency. They all smell delicious and are great to have on hand. I have a few and absolutely love them! They also have some available with SPF 15.

Wet/Dry Shadow 

This shadow can be used wet or dry and is very buildable. They have several shades that compliment every eye color. They are smooth and rich and very shimmery. I have some bronzy shades and the shadow consistency is so smooth! 

Fragrance Mist

Beauty Rush has several fragrances with the following titles: 
  • Candy Baby
  • Juiced Berry
  • Love Addict
  • Wink, Wink
  • Secret Crush
  • Sweet Tease
  • Plum Drop
  • Wild Kiss 
My favorites are Candy Baby (duo of sugar and vanilla) and Juiced Berry (sparkling mix of wild raspberry and strawberry). Each fragrance has a matching lotion, cream, shower gel, and bubble bath.  

Hope you all enjoyed! Have you tried any Beauty Rush products before? XOXO Charlotte

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Style Star: Shay Mitchell

Sorry about the blog post break. The holidays got in the way- but it was very fun! Getting back into post writing, I thought a Style Star post on Shay Mitchell would do. She seems to be on top: Pretty Little Liars returns this upcoming week (which she stars in) and her Seventeen Magazine Exclusive PROM Photo shoot Cover. She's down to earth and wears it well :) 

 Shat looks sheek and cozy with the layered sweaters, skinny jeans, and booties. Her casual is definitely wearable!

At the Teen Choice Awards 2010, Shay rocks a teal mini. It hugs her curves perfectly, and the shoulder detailing is adorable! 

Catch Shay on the cover of Seventeen Magazine's PROM issue. You can view more Seventeen Exclusive interviews and pictures featuring Shay here.

Hope your Holiday season continues to be wonderful! XOXO Charlotte

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Holiday Party Outfit Guide

Merry Christmas Eve! In just a few hours Santa will be delivering presents under my tree :) hehehe!  Tonight, my family and I are going to a Holiday party. It's a bit dressy, so I thought I would post on cute holiday party outfits to try. Feel free to mix it up and bling up the sparkle factor! 

GOAL: A wallet friendly dress that sparkles and shines on the dance floor.
ACHIEVE: Forever 21 (They have a large selection of adorable dresses starting at $15!)

GOAL: A cute and comfy sequin tee.
ACHIEVE: Nordstrom has a large selection with a variety of styles and colors. 

GOAL: Tons of glam worthy accessories for a reasonable price.
ACHIEVE: H&M (Their selection is large and the prices are small!) 
Hope you enjoyed my Holiday Party Guide! Tonight, I'm stuck between a cute skirt or a dress made casual. I'll fill you all in :) XOXO Charlotte


Thursday, December 22, 2011

mmm... good! Apple Cinnamon Recipes

Hey Everyone! Hope your holidays are fantastic :) I've been loving apples lately, and especially with cinnamon. I thought I should round up a few of my favorite recipes to share with you all.
Click the link to take you to a delicious Apple Cinnamon Muffin recipe on All Recipes. They'll melt in your mouth and have the perfect crumbly factor (especially if you devour right after they get out of the oven!).

Ingredients:8 cups chopped Fuji apples (about 6 apples)
2 tbsp. brown sugar (not packed), divided
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, divided
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup light vanilla soymilk
1/3 cup sugar-free pancake syrup
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like
Brummel & Brown)

In a large bowl, mix apples with 1 tbsp. brown sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Stir to coat apples well. Transfer to the crock pot.

In the empty bowl, combine oats, soymilk, 1 tbsp. brown sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon, syrup, and salt. (All remaining ingredients except butter.) Add 1 cup water and mix well.

Add oat mixture to the crock pot, and gently stir. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 7 hours.

Add butter and mix well. (Do NOT forget this step. Stick a Post-it to your timer if you have to!) Serve and enjoy!

*One giant cup has only 250 calories!

Warm Cinnamon Apples
This recipe is super easy can be eaten as a (healthy!) and tasty snack. All you have to do is slice up a apple. Place apples into a microwave safe bowl and sprinkle desired amount of cinnamon (depending on liking) and mix. If you like it sweeter, add a no-calorie sweetener packet and mix as well. Then, place bowl in microwave for 1 minute. Stir a bit and enjoy.
**OPTIONAL: If you prefer to not heat it up, they taste great cold also.
**For a tastier treat, crumble up a graham cracker on top of the warm apples. If wanted, you can also add a squirt of whip cream or Fat-free Cool Whip. Yum!

Hope you enjoyed my Apple-Cinnamon Recipe Roundup. There are a variety of ideas depending on amount of time needed to achieve the meal, and for different snack options. Happy Holidays :)
XOXO Charlotte 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Anywhere Workout

Hi Everyone! For me, on winter break, if I don't plan something for me to do, I can get lazy. I've set a goal to do at least 30 minutes of physical activity, and also keeping myself active throughout the day. Other than some Seventeen Magazine health articles (which I love!), this Women's Health Workout caught my eye.

 Do each move for 1 minute. Repeat 3 times for a total 24-minute workout! You can do it literally anywhere: home, office, even while watching TV!

*For a more difficult workout, add a 5-10 pound weight to exercises 1,5, and 8. 

Hope you enjoyed this! Happy Holidays! xo Charlotte

Monday, December 19, 2011

Winter Reads Book Grabs: Nicholas Sparks

Today I went to the library to pick up some books that I had on hold. They were Nicholas Sparks, and ummm... Nicholas Sparks. hahaha! The ones that I got were At First Sight and Safe Haven. 

 At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks 

 Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

Have you read these? I'll do a review once I finish them! Have a great Monday! XO Charlotte

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sally Hansen Nail Guide!

1 week away! Yayyy! To start off, I wanted to post on one of my favorite nail polish brands: Sally Hansen. I wanted to share a few that are worth checking out, or that are on my wishlist this year :) 

 Pacific Blue: I've been wanting this color forever!! I've heard great reviews and love the shade. 

 Cherry Red: An adorable holiday color! I love this red because it pops and doesn't look dull. 

 Wined Up: This raspberry will look great on your nails for winter. I love how you have the cranberry tones without being super dark. 

 Commander-in-Chic: This is a love or hate polish. It's a mix of gray and taupe. I'd definitely recommend it if your going for more nude nails.

Hope you enjoyed! Have a great and relaxing Sunday! XO Charlotte 
Disclaimer: Sally Hansen is not sponsoring me. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Naughty or Nice Series: Christmas Candles!

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas.... I love holiday scents! They always bring back joyful memories and warm up the room. Here are some from Bath and Body Works that I love: 

 Winter Candy Apple: A blend of candy apple and winter zest with flow through your air. One sniff of this and you'll be addicted. 

 Twisted Peppermint: The ultimate Christmas theme: Candy Canes! Now you'll have one wrapped up into a candle: yummy!

Homemade Cookies: A mix of sugar, buttercream, and vanilla, this is the perfect sweet treat scent. 

Those are a mix of different types of scents that will cater to different varieties of people. I hope you enjoy! XOXO Charlotte
Disclaimer: Bath & Body Works is NOT sponsoring me to post this.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Wishlist This: Curling Wands

Happy Friday! Winter break just began and I am so excited! I have a Wishlist This post today: CURLING WANDS! If it isn't on your list yet, you might want to consider adding it. Here are a few to try: 

 Remington Ceramic 1-1/2 in. Styling Wand

  • 410F heat setting 
  • Ceramic pearl technology for a shiny finish
  • Precise control keys with automatic shutoff
  • Creates professional loose and tight curls 
  • Best Beauty Buy: InStyle
  • 4 year warranty 
  • Glove included
  • Available for $20 at Target 

Infiniti by Conair You Curl

  • 30-second instant heat
  • 3 finger glove included
  • Auto Shutoff 
  • Fast and easy with no kinks 
  • 400F heat level
  • Ceramic technology offers more protection
  • Beauty Award Winner: The Knot 
  • 5 year warranty 
  • $40 online (possibly cheaper at Target) 

As you can see, these are both similar wands. They both have great reviews and work well. The only difference is brand, and price. It depends on which one you find better reviews on, trusted brand, and amount you're willing to spend. Have you tried either of these wands? I'm asking for the Remington wand for Christmas, (fingers crossed), that I'll get it. P.S. If I do- I'll post a review! 
XO Charlotte 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Blabber: Christmas Gift

Hey! I have a random post for you. It's towards the end of the week which means: WINTER BREAK! Christmas is creeping up so fast, and I'm so excited! One of my friends gifted me with some fun goodies, (which was so sweet!), so I wanted to share. 

 Rainbow Candy Cane: You gotta have one to get into the spirit! 

 Claire's Nail Design Pen in Purple: I've been wanting one of these forever! I'll test it out and do a review! 

 War Paint Nail Polish in Dirty Pink: This is a electric fuchsia/magenta. It is sparkly, but I'll try it out to see what it's like depending on the amount of coats.

War Paint Nail Polish in Galaxy: This color is unique to itself. It is a mix of purple, blue, and green. It's iridescent and has a metallic finish. Super pretty!!

I'll try to do a review on all of these products! Have a good Thursday! XO Charlotte

Monday, December 12, 2011

Small Haul: Rite Aid

On Sunday afternoon, we needed to run into Rite Aid for a bit. While I was there, I couldn't resist these two items.
I hate the chapped lips that occur during the Winter season. I picked up this tin of lip balm on clearance for- WOW!- 25 cents! There is a ton in the tin and it smells like a tropical punch. The blue is also translucent so you don't have to worry about crazy alien dyed lips! hahaha(: 

While I was in there, I spotted a NYC blush. I have been looking for the perfect "natural" blush that glides on with a glow. This is perfect! It doesn't sparkle and leaves your skin brightened. I got the cheek glow powder blush in the shade Central Park Pink. It was originally $2.99, but all NYC products were 40% off- score!

Hope you all enjoyed my "small haul"! Happy Holidays! XOXO Charlotte 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Wishlist This: Aquolina Pink Sugar Perfume

Hey Everyone! I can't believe Christmas is a short 2 weeks away! Yayyyy!! I wanted to mention a perfume that I'm adding to my list: Aquolina Pink Sugar. It smells very playful, sweet, and yummy!

This is the gift set available at Sephora. For $48 ($65 value) you'll get:  

This set contains: 
- 1 oz Eau de Toilette Spray 
- 0.5 oz Eau de Toilette Roll-On 
- 1.7 oz Glossy Shower Gel 
- 1.7 oz Creamy Body Lotion 
- 1.69 oz Body Mousse  
- Cosmetic Bag

 A cute stocking stuffer would be the Pink Sugar rollerball. For $19, they're sure to love it! 

Depending on preference, you can gift the lotion instead. Various types and sizes range from $20-$30. 

If your looking for a more alluring or "night time" version, check out the Pink Sugar Sensual. Similar scent, and look, but this one is more enticing.

Have you ever tried Pink Sugar? XOXO Charlotte

Friday, December 9, 2011

Naughty or Nice Series: Holly Jolly Holiday Tag!

Another holiday tag: Holly Jolly Holiday Tag! Hope you enjoy <3 

Favorite Christmas Movie? 

Are you on the Naughty list or the Nice list? 
Nice list of course! 
Have you ever had a White Christmas?

Yes! It was beautiful! We went out and made snowmen! 
Where do you usually spend your holiday?

At home with my close family :) 
Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?

No way!!!
Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixon, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph! 

What holiday tradition are you looking forward to most this year?
Waking up on Christmas morning and opening up presents as a family. 
Is your Christmas tree real or fake?


Hands down, what's your all-time favorite holiday food and holiday sweet treat?
Peppermint bark or ginger/cinnamon cookies.
Be Honest: do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better?

Honestly: I love buying gifts for people to enjoy, but I love opening ones up for a fun surprise!

What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?

Wherever my family is I'd have fun! 
Does your family have a special holiday recipe you like to help make?

We don't have a specific family dessert recipe, mainly from the box!

Are you a pro-present wrapper, or do you fail miserably? 
My mom is the bomb at present wrapping, but I fail :(
Most memorable Holiday moment?

Waking up on Christmas morning and running downstairs to the tree.

Do you make New Years Resolutions? Do you stick to them?

Yes, i do make New Years Resolutions and tend to stick to them.
What makes the Holidays special for you?

The joyfulness of everyone, and the fun occasions brought along with the holidays. 

Hope you enjoyed this tag! Feel free to do it yourself! XOXO Charlotte   

Foods for Healthy Skin!

Combat the winter skin dullness with these healthy food choices: 

 Fish like salmon, tuna, and trout have omega-3s which is great for your skin. They soften dry skin by holding in moisture, which will liven up your face. Check out Peanut Butter Fingers for a this salmon recipe roundup!

Eating tomatoes can actually block out the sun's harmful rays. Eat these to prevent sun damage. 

 Berries are full of antioxidants which can help youthanize your complexion. Snack on these, or add them on top of cereal, oatmeal, or yogurt.

Tea is an all around skin pleaser. It also acts against melanoma and cuts. Here is a holiday tea recipe.

Hope you enjoy! Have a good Friday night :) XOXO Charlotte

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Winter Beauty Must-Haves!

Spice up your Winter makeup look. These are the items you need in your collection: 

 1. Lush Lip Scrub: Bubblegum
 Flaky lips are a big no-no... moisturize with the bubblegum scented lip scrub! 

2. Benefit Watt's Up! 
Gimme' a glow with this: a highlighter that will accent your rosy cheeks after a snowball fight. 

3. Herbal Essence Touchably Smooth
Dry hair no more- this will add shine and softness to your locks! 

4. Wet n' Wild Spoiled Brat Eyeshadow Trio
This is the perfect holiday eyeshadow trio. A shimmery silver, pop of pink, and sparkly black as night liner color. 

Hope you enjoyed my Winter Beauty Must-Haves! What are yours? 
XOXO Charlotte

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Naughty or Nice Series: Dear Santa!

Hey! Everyone! I'm starting a series of all the "Christmas Themed" posts I'll be doing. It might include things from tags to fashion. The first one is a tag called: Dear Santa. I saw Life of a Sweetaholic post it and it looked really cool. Here goes:

Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? 
Hot chocolate! I'm not a big fan of eggnog. 

Does Santa wrap presents or just puts them under the tree?
Well, technically, the elves wrap the presents. BUT- yes, Santa does wrap them!

Colored or white lights on tree/house? 
Colored lights on the tree and white lights on the house.

Do you hang mistletoe?
 Yes, we hang mistletoe on the roof above our front door entry porch.

When do you put your decorations up?
My family starts getting the decorations out on Thanksgiving. We pretty much have everything set out aside from stockings within a week after that. 

 What is your favorite holiday dish? 
It has always been a tradition of prime rib on Christmas Eve. 

Favorite holiday memory? 
My favorite holiday memory is waking up and hurriedly waking up my sister and parents and rushing downstairs to the tree!

Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
NO!!!! It might be usual for some families, but in mine, it's a no-no. They all look tempting, but we wait to open them all on Christmas Day. 

How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? 
The lights on the tree are yellow/whitish, red, and green. There are an arrangements of hundreds of ornaments. There are also frills and glitter sticks all with one giant sparkly tree topper. It's all out.

Snow! Love it or dread it? 
I like it if it truly is pure snow. I'm not a fan of when it's just frosty. I like it when it's pure snow so that you can ski, sled, and do all the other snow festivities. 

Can you ice skate? 
I'm not an olympiate- but, I am pretty good at ice skating.

Do you remember your favorite gift? 
I don't think I have a favorite, it's so hard to decide! 

What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? 
The most important thing is having a good time with your family and loved ones. And to also remember that the joy comes from giving not receiving.

What's your favorite holiday dessert? 
Peppermint Bark!

What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Location is a place we change regularly for the holidays. Some things that we always do are: make homemade pancakes after opening presents, stockings come last, parents presents first, presents from santa last. 

What tops your tree? 
An arrangement of sparkly decor. 

Which do you prefer: giving or receiving?
I love giving because you get to either shop or create something that someone else will (hopefully!) enjoy. There is a part of me that enjoys receiving for the fun of it as well :)

Candy canes... yuck or yum!?
YUM! Especially dipped in hot chocolate!

Favorite Christmas show?
I don't think I watch shows made specifically for Christmas. I do like watching the movies that they play on ABC Family: 25 Days 'Till Christmas.
Saddest Christmas Song:
I don't think I've heard one that's sad. I mean, some are slower, or softer, but non that are tear worthy. Have you heard one? 

Feel free to try this tag out and leave a link below! It made me get into the spirit and think all about the holidays! XOXO Charlotte

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

7 Reasons Why You'll Love: Skinny Bootcut

I have a new jean find: SKINNY BOOTCUT! It is now my ultimate favorite! They are literally glued to my thighs and calf! This is the pair I have from 7 for all mankind

 7 reasons why you'll love: 
  1. The perfect fit! They hug your thighs and bum, and then flare out! There is NO bunching or riding up. They fit like a glove! 
  2. Comfort is key :) Although the upper half is fitted, they remain the comfiest jeans ever! The material is a bit stretchy, while keeping the classy designer material. 
  3. The wash is classic. The refreshing dark color looks great on everyone while looking chic. You can pair anything with it. 
  4. They pair well with everything. Yep. Converse, boots, heels. Whatever floats your boat. 
  5. 7 For All Man Kind is a trusted brand. I love it, and is one of my favorite jean designers. It hasn't let me down yet! 
  6. $169, is pricey. BUT- considering how much I love and recommend these, $169 is a steal!
  7. Last but not least, these are the best of the best just because. They fit where you want them to and flare out at the right spot. The wash is so complimenting and the hem is perfect. The detailing is just right from front to back. Enough said. 
Just wanted to share! XOXO Charlotte 

Monday, December 5, 2011

"KARDASHIAN KOLOR" Nail Collection

HI! Recently, Nicole by O.P.I. released a "KARDASHIAN KOLOR" Collection, obviously created by the Kardashians. They are inspired by Kim, Kris, Kourtney, Kendall, Kylie, and Khloe. Here are all of the colors: 
 Shades- Top (left to right): All Kendall-ed Up, Sealed with a Kris, Kim-pletely in Love, Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam, Kourt is Red-y for a Pedi, and Rainbow in the S-Kylie
Bottom (left to right): Disco Dolls, Listen to Your Momager!, Wear Something Spar-Kylie, It's All About the Glam, Follow we on Glitter, Kendall on the Katwalk, and My Empire...My Rules

These colors are available at Walmart. I know that they are great quality and want to try out a few. I'm thinking about either the dark navy, or bright red. What about you? 

XOXO Charlotte
P.S. Check out my Kardashian Fashion posts: 
Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kylie, and Kendall