Fashion Fav

Hi everybody, how’s your Christmas shopping going? I have decided I am going to start my shopping this weekend & hopefully get most of it done! Anyway, I am so excited to do another fashion post because me & my sister had so much fun doing a photo-shoot over the weekend.

My current fashion fav has been anything with the army green color. I know it sounds intimidating but it’s really not! I use to never wear this color at all, however I decided to try it out and I am so happy that I did. I think it is the perfect color to wear not only during the fall but also into the winter months as well.


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The top I wore I found at an Abercrombie & Fitch Outlet store. I found a similar top here and it’s on sale for $10!

My pants are Rock & Republic from Kohl’s. I found a similar pair here

I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know what your current fashion fav is in the comments!

-Alissa ❤

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🎄☕️Christmas for Coffee Lovers☕️🎄

Ahhh it’s officially December, which means the count down to Christmas begins! If you are a procrastinator (like me) then you probably haven’t started Christmas shopping yet…ooops. When it comes to buying presents I always wait to the last minute because I can never decide what to buy everyone. That’s alright though, because today I have picked out my top 5 gifts for the Starbucks lover in your life!

 

This first one is my ultimate favorite and I cannot stop obsessing over it, a Swarovski crystal Starbucks Traveler! This is something you will not find just sitting in a Starbucks cafe, however it is still available online. The coffee loving, glitz & glamour girl will absolutely love this gift.

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This next gift is too cute to pass up! A penguin coffee mug with a matching ornament is adorable to give someone. It’s something they can use everyday and have a decoration for their tree every year also.

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This copper Starbucks coffee press is perfect for someone who doesn’t go out to get coffee everyday. The copper detail makes for gorgeous kitchen decor & would be great to display.

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Wanna step outside of the box when it comes to giving a coffee themed gift? Then get this cute sweatshirt for your coffee loving friend. They also have more designs, shirts, etc. on the starbucks.com website!

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Of course if all else fails and you still don’t know what they will like, a Starbucks gift card would make anyone happy! It is something you know they will actually use, if they are like me it will probably only last a week lol!

Let me know what you are getting for the Starbucks addict in your life! Make sure to check back next week for another post.

-Alissa ❤

🎄Easy Holiday Makeup🎄

Hi loves, I am so excited to be back posting especially since it’s officially the holiday season now! Christmas is by far my favorite time of the year, I love hanging out with friends & family relaxing and taking a moment to realize how blessed I really am.

One of my other favorite parts about the holiday season is obviously the makeup! I love wearing a classic winged eyeliner with a red lip, or going full glam and with a ton of glitter. The first look I wanted to do was a basic, everyday holiday look. Either something you could wear to work or to go out to lunch during the day. I am obsessed with this look because to me it’s a classic holiday look that you can never go wrong with.

Face Makeup:

  • Benefit Pore-fessional Primer
  • Loreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation (shade 203 Nude Beige)
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (shade 20 Sand)
  • Ofera Banana Powder (to set under eyes & t-zone)
  • Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Powder (shade 25 Nude Beige for the rest of my face)
  • Essence Sun Club Bronzer (shade 01 Natural)
  • Becca/Jaclyn Hill Champagne Splits (shade Amaretto for blush & Prosecco Pop for highlighter)
  • Urban Decay all nighter Setting Spray

Eye Makeup:

  • Too Faced Natural Matte Palette
    • Lace Teddy (all over lid & crease)
    • Honey Butter (all over lid – base of lower lash line)
    • Nudie (outter v & crease – drug along the lower lash line)
    • Heaven (brow bone)
  • Prosecco Pop (inner corner of my eyes)
  • Ciate Fierce Flicks Eyeliner (Black)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara
  • Essence make me brow gel (shade 02 browny brows)

Lips:

  • Tarte LipSurgence in Wonder

I hope you enjoyed my take on a everyday holiday makeup look. Let me know what your favorite holiday makeup look is down in the comments! I hope you all have a good week and make sure to check back later this week for another post 🙂

-Alissa ❤

🍂🍂It’s Here🍂🍂

Hi Loves ❤ It feels so good to be back blogging. I know that I haven’t posted anything in a hot minute, and it’s because I started a new job! In the beginning of September I unexpectedly got a full time job as a leasing & marketing associate with a property management company. For the past month I have been focusing on learning my new job, and trying to figure out how to get a “normal” schedule again lol. It’s crazy how fast things can change sometimes but so far it’s been a good roller-coaster ride.

From now on I will now be posting one day a week (either Sunday or Monday), and maybe a bonus post on some Saturday’s 🙂

Now that my long rant is over, time to get to the fun part……FALL IS HERE 🍂🍂

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This is by far my favorite time of the year and I’m going to start it off with my fall essentials!

  1. You can’t start fall without making a trip to Bath and Body Works for fall candles. This is the only season that I will have a candle in my house at all times, my current favorite sent is Marshmallow Pumpkin.
  2. Obviously it wouldn’t be fall without being on team PSL! Yes I was that person who went to Starbucks on September 1st and got some pumpkin spice….don’t lie you know you secretly love it too.
  3. Halloweentown movie marathon!!! Every year these are my favorite Halloween movies. I have finally convinced myself to buy them off Amazon so I don’t have to wait for them to come on T.V.
  4. Fall makeup is so much fun, and specifically I love the N.Y.X soft matte lip cream in the shade Cannes. It’s the perfect red-ish/brown to go with any fall look.
  5. Lastly the color I cannot stop wearing in fall is maroon. I will wear this color any way possible and I can not get enough of it!

I hope you enjoyed!!! Let me know what your fall essentials are down in the comments. I will be back on Sunday ❤

Exciting News!

Hey everyone, I hope your week is off to a good start so far. I have some very exciting news that I couldn’t wait any longer to share!

Earlier this year I found a business on Twitter called Aptitude Apparel, and they were in the process of launching their fitness clothing line. Ever since their first launch I thought their clothes were so cute, I had to try them for myself. I didn’t really know what to expect from them so when I got my first order in, I couldn’t believe I didn’t buy them sooner. A few weeks ago they were accepting Ambassador applications, I found it on the last day and figured why not try it. Three days later I found out that I was accepted as an Aptitude Apparel Ambassador. I am so excited to be an ambassador for a fitness clothing line that I genuinely love. Of course I couldn’t wait to do a mini photo shoot to show you all some clothes.

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(They included a handwritten card in the package, so it made it more personable.)

I did more of a “lifestyle” shoot because I think their clothes are great for in and out of the gym. The shirt is my favorite, it has a dry fit type of material, is lightweight and perfect for an everyday look.

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I didn’t get the chance to shoot pics of the pants I have because it rained right after my little sis took these pictures (thanks to Florida lol). However you can find pictures over on the Aptitude Apparel Instagram page here. If you want to order some clothes to see how good they are for yourself you can shop at www.aptitude-apparel.com. I love that their clothes are super affordable but if you want an even bigger discount use the code ALISSA10 for 10% off your order.

If you order anything let me know what you get and I will see you all back on Friday 🙂

Alissa ❤

Life Update

Hi everyone, I hope you all have had a fabulous week. I thought today I would do a little life update post as to why I’ve been M.I.A from blogging for the past week.

It started out being in a blogging rut, I had absolutely no idea what to post about. As summer is coming to an end, the excitement for fall is getting to me. I have not been wanting to post any more summer makeup looks or anything and have wanted to just jump into fall, but it’s still kind of early for that. However come September I won’t be able to wait any longer and fall posts will be here! Then, I also added coaching cheerleading back on my list and we have just ended week 2. From my evenings & nights being occupied,  to having my typical crazy work schedule and then getting into a blogging rut, I got stuck. Thankfully I finally got my schedule back on track and I have more blog ideas coming to me.

Also, I have to mention The Glossy Life officially got it’s own Twitter account! Connect with me on Twitter here and I will follow you back. I love being able to support fellow bloggers, it’s such a fun community to be apart of. Lastly, I will still continue to upload every Tuesday & Friday 🙂  so make sure you come back on Tuesday so we can hang out again.

Let me know what you are looking forward to this weekend (my plans include Netflix & my bed after I get out of work lol).

Alissa ❤

Halo Eye Look

Hello everyone, can you believe it’s already August?! It seems so crazy to me that fall is right around the corner. While I am going to get the most out of this last month of summer, I am so excited to have pumpkin spice lattes and glammed up makeup looks again.

Looking back at the makeup looks I have done on here so far they are mostly natural looks, because that’s what I wear on a day-to-day basis. However I want to start stepping out of my comfort zone and do more smokey, intense, fun looks. Today I did a halo inspired eye look, which I am now obsessed with! I have been wanting to dip into my Meet Matt(e) Trimony palette and play with the shade Matt Kumar because it’s a gorgeous red shade that can be used so many ways. I was going to do a step by step tutorial on this look but quickly realized that this would take 20 minutes to read, nobody has that kind of time lol. Instead, I am going to list the makeup products I used. If you want a tutorial on this looks let me know in the comments and I can do a video on it 🙂

 

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Makeup Used:

  • Primer- Too Faced HangoveRx
  • Foundation- Maybelline Dream Velvet in 20 classic ivory + Loreal Infallible Pro-Matt in 106 sun beige
  • Concealer- Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 20 sand
  • Setting Powder- Essence all about matt!
  • Bronzer- Essence Sun Club in 01 natural
  • Contour Powder- NYX contour and highlight palette with the shade sculpt
  • Highlighter- Mary-Lou Manizer by The Balm
  • Blush- Too Faced in Mademoiselle
  • Lips- NYX Liner in Peekaboo Neutral + Urban Decay lipstick in Naked
  • Eyes- Meet Matt(e) Trimony palette
    • Crease- Matt Lopez
    • Crease + inner corner of the eye- Matt Kumar
    • Lid- Morphe eye shadow ES11 (not the actual shade but very similar to what I have) + Loreal Infallible eye shadow in Amber Rush 
    • Just keep blending and intensifying eye shadow until desired look
    • Outter V + slightly inner corner- Matt Reed 
    • Mascara- Wet n’ Wild Lash-O-Matic Mascara+Fiber extension kit

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I hope you enjoyed this post and I will be back on our favorite day of the week…Friday 🙂

Alissa ❤

Fashion Fav

Happy Friday 🙂 I am so happy to write this post today because I have been loving some new finds that I have recently purchased. Today it’s going to be all about the LC Lauren Conrad taupe suede heels. I was in desperate need of a new pair of heels because I literally wore mine out, it was sad how much they were falling apart. It wasn’t all that bad though, because it gave me an excuse to go shopping. All of my other shopaholics know what I mean right?! My go fashion essentials are always in the LC Lauren Conrad collection at Kohls, and anyone who knows me wouldn’t be surprised that’s the first place I look for anything and everything.

When I first found these heels I was a little nervous. With living in South Florida and having huge rainstorms almost everyday I didn’t want the suede on the shoes to get messed up. However that hasn’t been an issue yet, knock on wood, because the majority of the time I wear these is in the morning for church or something. I also love that these shoes have a strap around your ankle for a little extra support. Knowing myself I will be prone to falling/tripping over anything (even if I’m not in heels) so having a shoe that I know will not go flying off my feet is needed. These shoes have also been a fav of mine because their neutral! I know that many people will probably find that boring, but I love neutrals. Especially for shoes because they can go with any outfit you choose, and you don’t have to stress if your shoes “go” with your OOTD.

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I just bought these about a week ago so they should still be in a Kohls store near you. However I cannot find them on the Kohls website anywhere, but I did find a similar pair that’s even at a bigger sale than what I got. You can shop the look-a-like pair here and you can shop the entire Lauren Conrad shoe collection here.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and I will be back next week!

Alissa ❤

Fitness Friyay!

Welcome back lovelies 🙂 Today’s post is going to be fitness inspired. I don’t know about anyone else but for about the last week or so I have been in a fitness slump. It’s time to get out of that and to get my butt back in the gym. One of the best ways to do that is to find a fun workout that interests you. The Tone It Up girls, Karena and Katrina, are one of my favorite fitness trainers to do that. They have a number of different workout programs and videos, some of the ones I love are actually found on Pinterest.

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If you search them on Pinterest you will find workouts that target your entire body, but today this leg and booty workout stood out to me. I love these so much because you don’t have to go to a gym to do this exercise, you can do it wherever you are. While I am challenging myself to get out of my workout slump by starting with this routine. I challenge all of you to complete this workout or another one by the Tone It Up girls, and trust me you will be feeling it when your done!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend, and I will be back on Tuesday.

Alissa ❤

Summer Office Style

Hello everyone, I hope your summer has been going well so far! Mine has been a little crazy to say the least but I never forget to take some time to slow down and remember what’s really important. I am very excited to share this post today because I was inspired by Tommy John, to share my summer office style tips. I’m sure many of us have been there, stuck not knowing what to wear because it’s boiling hot outside but -10 in the office. Today I am going to help you figure it all out.

First I am going to start off with the ladies. When going out shopping for business attire it can be overwhelming with so many options. One of the first things you want to do is pick out your essentials. This will be different for everybody, it really just depends on what your preferences are. It will also depend on your job and what you can move around in all day. However for the hot summer months, a must have for anyone is a blouse that has chiffon type of material. It is flattering on many different body types but it also is comfortable in the heat and you can easily put a cardigan on when you step into the office. It also goes great with dress pants or a pencil skirt, whichever your must have is.

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Now for the men, it can be a little bit tricky because it doesn’t seem like there aren’t as many options. However they way men style their look is what can make it comfortable for the summer months. I think the number one rule men need to know for the summer time is you can never go wrong with a button down shirt rolled with a 3/4 sleeve. Button down shirts work for so many different occasions and when you roll up the sleeves it’s a great way to keep the look professional but comfortable. Also if there is a day you have a big presentation and need to look a little more dressed up, you can always put on a jacket in the office. However vests are also a great alternative, it dresses up the look without having the feeling of a heavy jacket in the summer time.

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I hope you enjoyed these summer office style tips, I absolutely loved sitting down to write this post. Also I want to give a big thank you to Tommy John for giving me inspiration for this post. If you want to complete the summer office look for men then stop over to the Tommy John men’s underwear page because that’s the real summer essential…right? lol

Check back on Friyay for another post 🙂

Alissa ❤