Be Buddha Launch Outfit

Forever 21 crop top and skirt | River Walk, Chicago | Stile.Foto.CiboYou read about the launch party for Be Buddha Jewelry on Monday. Here’s the details from my outfit for the day.

Forever 21 crop top | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Forever 21 Crop top & skirt set | Stile.Foto.Cibo

This amazing two-piece set is a Forever 21 find. I was super surprised to find it but seriously pleased! This is the first and only crop top I’ve ever owned/tried and I’m actually really shocked at how much I love it. I would totally pair it with some other pieces in my wardrobe (read: my high-waisted black shorts!) throughout the rest of summer. It’s amazing!

Forever 21 Two Piece Set | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Forever 21 Crop Top & Midi Skirt | Stile.Foto.Cibo

The shoes are the ones I wore to Simply Stylist, as featured in this post but I didn’t really elaborate on them. These are from Topshop and were not the shoes I went out looking for. I was looking for these lace up flats, actually. But then I saw these and knew that they were the ones. I love them dearly and have been wearing them every day.

ALDO Clutch | Stile. Foto.Cibo

ALDO Clutch | Stile.Foto.Cibo

My hair was done by my amazing fiancee, Sarah. She loves playing with hair and braiding and this was a great opportunity to try something new. It’s two dutch braids twirled together into an off-center bun at the back. Kept my hair out of my face on a particularly hot day (not friendly for curls) and left my ears open to show off the amazing Be Buddha earrings I got.

Double Dutch Braid Bun | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Be Buddha London Spike Earrings | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Forever 21 Crop Top and Skirt | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Top and skirt | Forever 21 Striped Crop Top
Shoes | Topshop KAISER Ankle Tie Flats
Earrings | Be Buddha Base Collection London Spike Earrings
Clutch | ALDO Bidwell Clutch 
Lips | e.l.f. Studio Mineral Lipstick in Runway Pink 

e.l.f. Studio Waterproof Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara Review

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Let me tell you about how wonderful this mascara is.

Now, when I look for a mascara, the absolute first 100% non-negotiable requirement is waterproof. I know some people say you shouldn’t always wear waterproof and other won’t use it at all. That’s just not an option for me. Sometimes, I have really bad allergy eyes and I get a little watery. Sometimes that “arms of the angel” commercial comes on and I have a lot of rescue dog feelings. Sometimes it’s colder than cold in Chicago and your eyes start to water to protect from the cold then freeze to your face right at your lashline.

Waterproof is the only way to go for me. And this is so it automatically gets bumped a few points. This is only one of two waterproof mascaras from e.l.f. so this was pretty much narrowed down to 2.

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Price is semi-important. I don’t want to spend an exorbitant about of money on good make-up but I want it to, you know, be good enough to last all day and not come home with mascara flakes all over my eyes. That’s no fun.

This stuff is awesome quality AND really inexpensive. Seriously, it cost $3. And as part of a slightly bigger shipment, shipping was free. So just $3. So much win.

It goes on really nicely. I usually do two coats of mascara. Like, apply coat #1, go do something for a few minutes (usually make coffee), come back and apply coat #2. This stuff only needs one coat. It lifts and separates really nicely and you can actually see my lashes! I’m a secret blonde so my lashes like to play a disappearing act if I don’t put mascara on.

I used to be an eyeliner and mascara combo only kind of person but this stuff has converted me. I’m okay using just mascara (with a sweep of shadow) if it’s this stuff.

The long & short of it:

I highly recommend the e.l.f. Studio Waterproof Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara for its waterproofness, its cost, and its application!

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