Thursday, February 26, 2015

New York Fashion Week

Lincoln Center

At Milk Studios for Ohne Titel

Some looks from Ohne Titel 

Some looks from Nicole Miller

Me and Frankie Grande (Ariana Grande's brother) at the Nicole Miller show

Some looks from Carmen Marc Valvo 

Hi everyone! 

People are always asking me about fashion week, so I thought I would make a post and a video about it!  

If you don't know, I am the beauty/style editor for the Washington Square News, NYU's student newspaper.  We were able to get tickets to about 75 shows, and we sent photographers and writers to each one.  I spent most of my time editing and posting articles, but I did attend three shows myself: Ohne Titel, Nicole Miller, and Carmen Marc Valvo.  I had so much fun (especially sitting front row for two of the shows), but it has been so nice to relax this past week now that it's all over.  

What did you think of nyfw? Check out NYU's coverage here!

xo, Sophie  

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Beauty Review: NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams from left to right: Istanbul, Milan, Prague, Monte Carlo, Copenhagen; $5.99 at Ulta

Hi everyone!

So I wanted to try out something a bit different this week.  I don't think I have ever actually posted a beauty post on this blog, but if any of you follow me over on YouTube, I do loads of beauty videos on there.  I wanted to try out beauty blogging because when I'm at school it is really hard to do outfit posts, because there isn't anyone here to take pictures of me and most days I am just too busy.  Beauty shots are a bit easier because I can set them up myself right from my dorm room.  So I thought I would start doing some beauty reviews, etc. in written form.  I have had some requests for this type of post over on my YouTube channel, so hopefully it is helpful! 

I am starting out my beauty blogging adventure with the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams.  If you watch my videos, you will now that NYX is by far my favorite drugstore brand; I am absolutely obsessed and they are so affordable.  Recently I have been trying these lippies instead of my go to NYX Butter Glosses because I am loving matte at the moment, and I really have a hard time committing to expensive lip products because I change them up quite frequently. 

These lip creams are creamy when you put them on, but in about 15 minutes they are completely dry and have incredible staying power.  They last me the entire day with little to no reapplication.  The one complaint I have about this product is that the color on the tube is often very misleading.  The first one I ever picked up was the shade Milan, which I thought was going to be a neutral pink, but actually shows up as hot pink on my lips.  I have found that most of the colors are like this, but looking up swatches online has certainly helped.  My current favorite is Copenhagen, which is the perfect winter-y purple shade.  I love playing around with fun colors with these products, but not having to feel bad if they aren't my favorite shades because of the price.  Overall, I think these are amazing quality for a drugstore product, and I highly recommend them.  They also smell fantastic, an added bonus!

I hope you guys are ok with me switching things up a bit and including more of a range of posts on here, see you soon :)

xo, Sophie