Bare Minerals Gen Nude Liquick Lipstick - First Impression and Review 

August 20, 2016

Originally posted on  https://thecuteandclassy.wordpress.com August 15, 2016

While I was at Macy's this weekend to get my brows done at the Brow Bar I saw the new Bare Minerals Gen Nude collection. A sales woman approached me and told me it was the "grand launch" of the line at Macy's and if you spent $50 you'd get a free gift with purchase. So naturally I had to pick up two liquid lips and a lip liner.
I picked up liquid lipsticks in Wink and Cookie and a lip liner in Borderline
First impression:
I love love love the packaging. It's so simple and chic, which I think is the look that they were going for. When you first open the liquid lipstick there's a very strong chocolate-y smell very similar to the Too Faced Chocolate line. For me the smell did not bother me but I do know that many people are sensitive to that. (The smell does not transfer when applied) There is a great varieties of colors so there's something to match everyone's skin tones and preferences.
Review:
Both liquid lipsticks went on very easily and very opaque. You don't have to work too quickly before they dry, but once they do dry they don't move. I can go the whole day without reapplying. That being said I'm usually reapply after I eat because I always feel like there's food on my lipstick after a meal. The formula is hardly drying and that is coming from someone who always has dry lips. I do find myself occasionally wanting to put some Chapstick on top but I do have very chapped lips.
I would definitely recommend the shade Cookie over Wink. It works better with my fair skin. Wink washes me out a little too much while Cookie is that "your lip color but better" shade on me. The lip liner is such a versatile color, you could wear it with almost any color.
Over all I give these products a 9.5/10
There's always room for improvement :)

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Link Lovin'

Originally posted on  https://thecuteandclassy.wordpress.com August 12, 2016

I want to start a series where I share some links and posts I've been loving for the week. I think it'll give you guys a chance to get to know me a little better as well as possibly introduce you guys to some of my favorite blogs/bloggers.
I feel that eventually, once I get back into the swing of things, this might morph into something more like a weekly overview of my life or a round up of some pictures from my week along with some links. I need you guys to tell me what you want to see and we'll see where this goes!
First off here's a link to a True Grit Pullover Giveaway
How cute are Lucy's back to school outfits? (You should check them all out)
 Let me know how you guys like this post and if there's any links you think I should've added!
Remember to keep it cute, and classy.

xoxo

Dorm Room Inspiration

Originally posted on  https://thecuteandclassy.wordpress.com August 8, 2016

While I may not be living on campus next year, I know that a lot of my friends and I'm sure some of my readers are. I collected some of the cutest dorm room pictures I could find to help inspire you guys to decorate your own dorms. All credit goes to the owners
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Navy and Coral Bedding:
 
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college dorm room decorations:
 
@pict_xolove coming in warm with this cozy af dorm | dormify.com:
 
Dorm Room:
 
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Ole Miss Dorm Room : Black Gold Tiffany Pink Dorm Room | Sorority and Dorm Room Bedding:
 
D2D Designs: Coral and Navy Dorm Room // Teen // Apartment Bedding | Sorority and Dorm Room Bedding:
 
Inspiration Gallery for Bedroom Decor & Bedding - Dorm Room, Teen Girl, Apartment and Home:

Leave a comment if you would like to see more college related posts!
Remember to keep it cute, and classy.

xoxo

Why I've Been Gone

Originally posted on  https://thecuteandclassy.wordpress.com August 5, 2016

I want to write this post to update you guys and reflect on things that have happened this summer. It's been over a month since my last blog post and even longer than that since I have sat down and actually written a post. So much has changed in that amount of time. This summer has definitely been much different than I had planned, and I feel like recently I have learned so much about myself and what I want out of life.
I'll start with the happy first. On June 22nd I graduated high school! It was a very bitter sweet day. There were a lot of people I wished went to graduation but for various reasons they couldn't be. Oddly enough the ceremony ended at the same time our school days use to end.
At the end of the month I will be attending a local college and be living at home until I can come up with a solid plan for my future. It's going to save me a lot in tuition costs, and regardless of what I decide at the end of my two years there I'll have a degree no matter where I decide to transfer or what I decide to do.
Now on to the less happy news, and the main reason I've been away so long and why I'm writing this post. Memorial Day weekend my boyfriend of 10 months broke up with me. It was a total shock and changed my whole world.
I have been putting off writing this post until I was at a point that I could write without getting too emotional. I will not go into too much detail for the privacy of him as well as myself. I will say that it's been very difficult to deal with the heart break. I may touch on the subject more later, when I feel I can give better advice on the topic but for now I will leave it at this.
I hope you will all understand and forgive me for not posting for so long. I will try to post more frequently because I have found that blogging is really a great way to get my mind off of things and I have rediscovered my love for it.c93a5e245de6fb1978706fc0db33f223.jpg
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Fun, Free Summer Activities

Originally posted on  https://thecuteandclassy.wordpress.com June 14, 2016

Is it just me is are there so many more things to do in the summer than any other season. That could just be because I get cold very easily and don't so any winter sports but there's just something about summer that makes you want to go out and do something. Some times those activities can get a little pricey, but they don't have to be! Here's a list of fun and FREE activities you can do this summer
  1. Go on a hike
  2. Go stargazing
  3. Back yard movie showing (just grab a sheet and projector)
  4. Have a picnic
  5. Go to the beach (or lake)
  6. Read a book
  7. Have a garage sale (you'll actually make money on this one)
  8. Go to a parade
  9. Watch fireworks
  10. Have a barbecue (invite some friends, make it a party!)
I hope you all have/are having a great summer!
Remember to keep it cute, and classy.
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Summer Bucket List

Originally posted on  https://thecuteandclassy.wordpress.com June 9, 2016

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  1. Get fit
  2. Make a summer scrapbook
  3. Redecorate my room
  4. Get tan
  5. Build a blanket fort
  6. Go to the fair
  7. Have a spa day
  8. Play laser tag
  9. Go to the drive-ins
  10. Make new friends
Remember to keep it cute, and classy.

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Cute and Classy app?!

Originally posted on  https://thecuteandclassy.wordpress.com June 7, 2016

I have an app! Sort of ;)
It actually just a homepage short cut to my mobile website but it's still pretty cool. And it can save you from having to type it in or find my blog every time
You guys can all get it too and it's super simple.
First go to Cute and Classy on your web browser 
Next hit the share/options button(bottom of the screen for iPhone 
Hit add to home screenAnd voila! You have a quick and easy way to read Cute and Classy.

Not to mention my logo will look super cute compared to all your other apps
Would anyone be interested in seeing a post showing the other apps I keep on my phone?
Remember to keep it cute, and classy.
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Summer Makeup Wish List

Originally posted on  https://thecuteandclassy.wordpress.com June 2, 2016

I love makeup. I love buying makeup, I love doing my own makeup, doing others' makeup and I love getting my makeup done. New seasons means new makeup releases and that makes me very happy. Here's some makeup I'm eyeing . I can't wait for the summer paychecks to start rolling in so I can snag some of these.
  1. Too Faced Sweet Peach palettesweetpeachUnfortunately this one is sold out :'( But I read that they're restocking soon!
  2. Tarteist Contour palette tarteistpalette
  3. Morphie 35OM palette 35OMorphe.jpg
  4. Colour Pop Ultra Matte Lip - MidiUltra-Matte-Lip-Midi
  5. Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Mousse Soleil-Tan-De-Chanel
What is some makeup you want to get your hands on this summer?
Remember to keep it cute, and classy.
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Summer Makeup Wish List

Originally posted on  https://thecuteandclassy.wordpress.com June 2, 2016

I love makeup. I love buying makeup, I love doing my own makeup, doing others' makeup and I love getting my makeup done. New seasons means new makeup releases and that makes me very happy. Here's some makeup I'm eyeing . I can't wait for the summer paychecks to start rolling in so I can snag some of these.
  1. Too Faced Sweet Peach palettesweetpeachUnfortunately this one is sold out :'( But I read that they're restocking soon!
  2. Tarteist Contour palette tarteistpalette
  3. Morphie 35OM palette 35OMorphe.jpg
  4. Colour Pop Ultra Matte Lip - MidiUltra-Matte-Lip-Midi
  5. Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Mousse Soleil-Tan-De-Chanel
What is some makeup you want to get your hands on this summer?
Remember to keep it cute, and classy.
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Have Your Own Stay-Cation

Originally posted on  https://thecuteandclassy.wordpress.com May 31, 2016

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Summer is almost here and summer means vacations. Or maybe not. Maybe all your friends get to go to beautiful, tropical places this summer and you're suck at home. Fear not my friends, I've go some things you can to do have an awesome stay-cation. I personally used some of these this past weekend while my best friend and boyfriend both went on vacation .
  • Go to Starbucks- order your favorite drink, find a cozy spot and take some time for you. That could mean people watching, reading a book, listening to music; anything you please
  • Craft-make a canvas for you room, put together a scrap book or decorate a picture frame.
  • Do a photo shoot with friends- if some of your friends are still home, get together at a park or in a pretty place in your town and take some pictures of each other or as a group. You'll have plenty of great Instagram pictures to post while everyone is posting pictures at the beach.
  • Start a blog!- I started my first blog over spring break one year because I was bored and look where it brought me.
  • Go shopping- this one is a given. Shop for some new summer clothes
  • Do yoga- its a nice way to relax and stay in shape. Follow along with a video or try out a yoga class.
  • Clean your room- I know it doesn't seem like the most fun task, but it's a good way to pass time. Having a clean room can take a lot of stress away and save time because you know where everything is.
  • Go through old emails- delete anything that you don't need anymore. Old social media notifications, expired coupons and sales, delete them all! Having an empty/clean inbox is one of my favorite feelings, especially since I have so many email accounts.
The most important thing is to just have fun. Even though you might be a little bummed out that you aren't going anywhere, you can't dwell on it. Find something fun to do and time will fly by. Before you know it, your friends will all be back and you can do all sorts of fun things with them.
Remember to keep it cute, and classy.
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I'm Back!

Originally posted on  https://thecuteandclassy.wordpress.com May 24, 2016

I know I know,  I took a much longer break than expected. As crazy as April was, May was even worse. Between Spring break, AP exams and two proms I barely had time to breath let along blog.
I wanted to give you all a little update on what's been going on with me and what to expect in the coming weeks.
First, this will be the only post this week but don't worry I'll be working on lots of posts this weekend. I'll have lots of time to write with my best friend and boyfriend both going away and it being a long weekend.
I like to pre-write and schedule all my posts on weekends to make my week a little less stressful. Unfortunately I don't have any written yet but I will.
I want to work on making improvements to my blog, which will fingers crossed start with buying a domain name! From there I hope to change up my layout a little and come up with some really great unique posts.
Now that you know what to expect for the future let me give you a little update on what I've been doing.
First was Spring break in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The weather was perfect and I fell in love with the island.

I can't wait to go back! My friend made this awesome video to document the whole trip. (You should check out some of her singing videos while you're there)
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As soon as we got back it was time to get ready to take AP exams. I had to take three this year so I really had to buckle down those two weeks.
Here's a picture of my Calculus notes. This is 11 pages. 11.

The Friday after AP exams were over, I had my boyfriends prom and then mine was just this past Friday.

We had so much fun dressing up and dancing all night together. It was so bittersweet with Friday being my last prom. I'm not ready to graduate!
So that's what I've been up to the past several weeks. I can't wait for an awesome summer of blogging!
Remeber to keep it cute, and classy
xoxo

P.S. if any bloggers are going to be in New York this summer shoot me an email. I'd love to meet up!

Munchie Monday 4/4

Originally posted on  https://thecuteandclassy.wordpress.com April 4, 2016

Munchy Monday
Happy Monday everyone! I can not believe it's already April. Spring break for us Northern gals is just around the corner and I could not be more excited to escape to some warm weather before the stress of AP exams start.
With prom just around the corner (Check out my super cute promposal if you haven't already) as well as spring break, I wanted to start working out some more. I was so good about it last year and then I kind of just stopped. I felt so much better about my self when I was in better shape and a few pounds lighter so I decided to start (real) healthy eating and working out regularly again.
So, after a very long explanation, here are some healthy recipes I'll be trying out soon
  1. GREEK TURKEY BURGERS -who else is ready for summer barbecues?
  2. AVOCADO CAPRESE SALAD-a yummy summer salad
  3. CHICKEN TACOS-these remind me of the ones from Chipotle
  4. CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS-another great summer food- can you tell I'm over this cold weather we're having
  5. PARMESAN HASH BROWN CUPS-can you say yum?
If you couldn't tell I've got quite the summer vibe going on. That's probably because at the end of this month I'm going to South Carolina! Would you guys want to see some travel journal type posts, maybe even a vlog? Leave  me a comment below, letting me know what you want to see
Remember to keep it cute, and classy

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Mid Week Motivation

Originally posted on  https://thecuteandclassy.wordpress.com March 30, 2016

 I know it's been too long since I've written a proper blog post and I'm sorry guys. This month I will have to bump down to 1-2 posts a week because school is just getting so busy. But fear not! Next month you'll have plenty of awesome posts. 
 
 
Remember to keep it cute, and classy 
Xoxo

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Weekly Roundup 3/26

Originally posted on  https://thecuteandclassy.wordpress.com March 26, 2016

Happy Saturday everyone! I can't believe Easter is tomorrow. The year is flying by way too fast! I hope the Easter Bunny is good to all of you :)
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Style Book
 This app has become a new favorite of mine and is slowly saving my closet and wallet. You can keep track of the clothes you own, or want and create outfits and packing lists with them. It tells you the stats of your closet and helps you weed through unused clothes
Definitely worth paying for!
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This canvas I found at TJ Maxx
|three|My promposal 
 
How adorable is my boyfriend ☺️
|four| Sunday brunch + this outfit 
 
 
Remember to keep it cute, and classy

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Munchie Monday 3/21

Originally posted on  https://thecuteandclassy.wordpress.com March 21, 2016

Munchy Monday
Happy Monday everyone! What better way to start off your week than with food? I have so much fun looking through Pinterest to find these recipes to share with you guys. Enjoy!
  1. CHOCOLATE CHIP PUMPKIN MUFFINS-These are a favorite of mine, especially during the fall
  2. PIZZA SPAGHETTI BAKE-Pizza and spagettii?! My two favorite things
  3. SPINACH DIP STUFFED BREAD-can you guys tell that I like spinach dip?
  4. 7 LAYER VEGGIE DIP- I like just about any kind of dip actually
  5. EASY BAKED LASAGNA -um yes please!
Remember to keep it cute, and classy
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Let's Chat With...

Originally posted on  https://thecuteandclassy.wordpress.com March 18, 2016

Lets Chat With DelaneyTell us a little bit about your blog and yourself
I'm a preppy girl from RVA whose passionate about fashion, faith, Beauty and fitness! I'm a Christian, I run track and I'm all about trying new things and going on adventures!
Why did you start blogging?
This sounds pathetic, but I followed so many bloggers and YouTubers from my personal account that I just decided to make a separate account that way my follow count ratio would remain in tact😂
What is your favorite color/ pattern combination?
Navy, and I love mixing plaid and herringbone!
What are some trends that you have been loving lately?
New balance sneakers, oversized tees, true grit pullovers
How you balance blogging with school/ work, friends and other activities?
I write down everything in my Lilly agenda! I write which uploads on which days and then plan out separate days to film, and have photo-shoots. I typically keep extra videos on my phone in case I ever need to upload and don't have time, that way if a last minute plan were to come up, or if I didn't have wifi, I could still upload no problem. I have a tight schedule but I try to keep my weekends free because this is almost like a job (but like the best job ever)
What one item can you not live without?
Does Netflix count as an item? But seriously, my phone, I do all my filming and photo-shoots and editing on here (my iPhone 6)
What would you consider your biggest accomplishment as a blogger?
Having the number of amazing followers I do have, that are so active, I'm so thankful for all of you. But I've also had big companies reach out to me and that's something that's very rewarding, and those companies are Jadelynn Brooke and Vineyard Vines.
Any recent splurges? If so what are they?
Krass and Co shorts, I bought a few pairs because I'm a rep, and I also spent a bunch of money on make up last week because I'm trying to expand into beauty!
Where can readers find you on social media?
@imapreppygirl on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Snapchat, Delaney Hogg on YouTube

Just for fun, what is your favorite Disney movie?
Monsters Inc and the lion king!

Mid Week Motivation 3/16

Originally posted on  https://thecuteandclassy.wordpress.com March 16, 2016

Hey guys! I have a half day today and I couldn't be happier! But for all of you who are stuck at work or school today here's a little something to get you through your week 
  
 
  

This Friday I'll be having another inter view on the blog so make sure to go check it out! 
Remember to keep it cute, and classy 

Xoxo

Weekly Round Up

Originally posted on  https://thecuteandclassy.wordpress.com March 12, 2016

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Happy Saturday everyone! So I've decided to change up my Weekly Round up a bit. Instead of using pictures from things I've done or gotten through out the week, I'll be linking and sharing pictures of things that I really liked that week. This is much easier for me because I really don't get to do much between school and work. Once summer comes round I'll have much more of my own to share with you all.
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Dark matte lips like these
|three|Tote bags
 
|four| All the new Lilly
 
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This awesome weather! We got lucky enough to not have any snow where I live but we had some insanely cold days and I'm so glad they're gone. 

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Munchie Monday

Originally posted on  https://thecuteandclassy.wordpress.com March 7, 2016

Munchy Monday
Have I mentioned how much I love food? Because I really, REALLY love food. Specifically Chinese food this week but don't worry, this isn't going to be a million links to at home Chinese food. Just a few ;)
  1. Baked Mozzarella Chicken RollsI made these in a foods class earlier this year and they're so good.
  2. Glazed Turkey Meatballs
  3. Lemon Poppy Seed Bread-One of my favorite flavor combinations 
  4. Turkey Lettuce Wrap TacosHealthy tacos? Yes please!
  5. Spinach DipHow can you not love this? Bonus- It's healthier than original
I really love doing these posts. It not only lets me share some yummy foods with you guys but it helps me remember which ones I need to try out myself!
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Let's Chat With...

Originally posted on  https://thecuteandclassy.wordpress.com March 4, 2016

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1) Tell us a little bit about your blog and yourself
Hi, Leah's readers! I'm Olivia. I blog over on www.ncprepsters.com I've been blogging for a little over two years now! I'm thirteen years old which I think shocks a lot of people because I've been told that I'm super mature for my age and I'm not even quite sure how I do it all. But I play three sports which include; volleyball, cheerleading, and golf. I'm an avid Instagrammer (@ncprepsters), I have a YouTube Channel, I have a Blogger Network, and then there's also that thing called the school that I have to go to every day. And I LOVE to travel! It gets super stressful at times, but somehow I manage to get it all done!
2) What website do you spend the most time on?
Oh, YouTube hands down! I love watching videos. If you need any suggestions, I highly recommend Danielle Marie and Aspyn Ovard!
3) Do you have any advice for anyone who is thinking about starting a blog?
Stay dedicated because the more dedicated you are, the more readers that you will bring in. Don't give up because I promise you, that there WILL be times that you don't think you can do it, but I promise me that you can!
4) What is your favorite quote?
My favorite quote is "Do it because they said you can't". I love this quote because I truly do believe that you absolutely can do whatever you put your mind to. There will be people in your life who don't like what you're doing and will laugh at you and make fun of you. But the best feeling EVER is when you've finally proved those people wrong. It's truly the best feeling ever and lately I've been feeling that. So if anyone ever makes fun of you for what you're doing, just ignore it and keep doing what you're doing because one day I promise you, you'll be able to prove them wrong.
5) Where do you find inspiration for your blog?
I find my inspiration from Pinterest, other bloggers, Instagram, or sometimes I'll just wake up with some kind of amazing idea.
6) What are your top 3 favorite places to hang out with friends?
1. Starbucks
2. At a bonfire
3. The beach!
7) When you go shopping what is the first store you walk into?
I'll give you three because there is no way I can put it down to one because I have too many favorites!
1. Nordstrom's
2. Forever 21
3. H&M
8) Where is your dream home and what does it look like?
I'm not sure where this house is located at.. Probably somewhere in New England or the Hamptons but here's a picture
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Like is that not the most beautiful house you've ever seen?! Ahh, I just love it! #hearteyes
9) Where can readers find you on social media?
I have Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat and they are all @Ncprepsters!
10) Just for fun, What is your favorite place you have traveled?
Costa Rica Hands down. I went there with my school almost two years ago and it was an absolute blast! I have lifetime memories from that trip! But, in a few short weeks, I'm going to traveling to Peru so make sure to follow my blog to see more about that!
Thanks so much Olivia! Make sure you go check her out!
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