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August Ipsy Glam Bag

Posted by: Kimberly Renee on 8/21/2014
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It's no secret that I absolutely love monthly subscription services and the Ipsy Glam Bag is no exception. Yet sometimes when you get them they are not always that great and you tend to get 1, a few or the whole box full of items that you have no interest in but this months Ipsy Glam Bag hit it right on point for me this time. I am absolutely loving everything that I received in the bag including the bag which is adorable and a nice change from the regular square makeup bags. I cannot wait to give these all a go especially that Urban Decay eyeliner which will be a great color for some Fall looks. 

If you got this months Ipsy Glam Bag did you enjoy everything that you received as well?

Denim Love

Posted by: Kimberly Renee on 8/18/2014
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Denim, Denim, Denim. I definitely love me some denim especially when it's all worn in and has that soft comfortable feeling. You know the one, where it doesn't really feel like you're wearing denim because it's not overly stiff like someone starched it far too muc. Like new jeans that always make me feel like I am walking funny from the stiffness of them, lol. 

Since Fall is getting close and denim just pairs well with the colder months, I figured it would be prime time to share some things that I have my eye on right now. Normally I tend to gravitate towards dark wash denim but sometimes if it is done just right I can be swayed towards a lighter wash especially if it paired with white lace.

1//   You can never go wrong with a good denim shirt that can be paired with colored tank tops. It's very simple yet makes you look really put together and the rolled up sleeves on this shirt add a bit of relaxed comfort while still looking classy.

2//    How appealing is the lace detailing on this denim dress? It's made out of a denim cotton so it is doubtful to be as stiff as the denim dresses that I came in contact with when I was little. The mid-cut waist is perfect to accentuate any figure and would look great with a belt for some extra bit of detailing but I just cannot get over how adorable the lace detailing is.

3//    What would be denim love without a denim jacket! I am absolutely in love with this one with its sleek lines and faux fur and can absolutely picture it being worn during Fall. You could definitely dress it down for a relaxed afternoon out with some cute ankle boots or wear it dressed up and pair it with some classy heels or wedges. And of course, I would think about what shoes to pair it with first.

4//    Flared jeans have always been more appealing than skinny ones unless I am wearing knee high boots. Have you tried stuffing flares into those? Oh how much of a pain it is and you always get that puffy look that is just screaming to be set free.

5//    This little studded denim clutch just had to be added. It's so simple yet the detailing adds an edginess to it that would dress up the simplest outfit for a night out with the girls.

6//    The flower detailing on these simple sneakers is absolutely adorable. Definitely ones that would look perfect when paired with a simple white sundress and the cushioned insole would probably make them a dream to walk in.

7//   What denim shoe could surpass these beautiful denim ankle boots? They are too freaking lovely and need to find their way into my closet.

8//   I'm not normally one for denim skirts but these one has me absolutely drawn in and of course it is the white star detailing. Stars are an absolute favorite of mine so it would be natural for me to love these but I can see myself pairing this skirt with some leggings and sandals or ankle boots during Fall. Plus there wouldn't be much need for a lot of accessories as the stars would be the biggest accessory.

9//    Backpacks really haven't been a thing for me since I was in high school years ago but the white crochet detailing on the front just pairs so nicely with the light washed denim and light brown accents. It's seriously eye appealing and if it was around in my high school days I would definitely have rocked it.

So there is a bit of a dedication to my love of denim and I am definitely loving these pieces. When it's the right cut and paired nicely I don't think you could go wrong with denim at all unless it's the stretchy denim jeans that within a few wears loose their shape and become 2 sizes too big which is seriously annoying.

I would love to know in the comments if you have a love for denim as well.

August Whimseybox Unboxing & Craft Tutorial

Posted by: Kimberly Renee on 8/13/2014
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Saying that I love monthly subscription boxes is very much of an understatement because I am absolutely obsessed with them. Whether they are beauty products, crafts, handmade by independent businesses or crafts, I am in love with them. Whimseybox is one that I have been drooling over ever since I found out about them and they were so gracious enough to send me their August box to review. Not only did I review it in this video but I also made the craft that came in the box on camera so you can see what it is like. I say it in the video but I'll say it again here, I loved this box and its service and would not have been disappointed had I paid for it myself rather than be sent it for review. The one thing that I will say that I didn't know about until I went to take these pictures is that the glue they sent in the box didn't seem to work entirely well as the silver findings popped off of the earrings and slice (or pendant as I call them).

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Have you tried Whimseybox before?

Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" Movie Review

Posted by: Kimberly Renee on 8/01/2014
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Disclaimer: I was compensated with 2 press passes to view this movie for review purposes. 
As always, my opinions are 100% my own.


Chris Pratt as Peter Quill
Zoe Saldana as Gamora
Dave Bautista as Drax
Vin Diesel as Groot (voice)
Bradley Cooper as Rocket (voice)
Lee Pace as Ronan
Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta
Karen Gillan as Nebula
Djimon Hounsou as Korath
John C. Reilly as Corpsman Dey
Glenn Close as Nova Prime
Benicio Del Toro as The Collector

Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 121 min


From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy's fate in the balance.