Current Indulgence: Glint & Gleam

I am obsessed. I have been stalking this website for quite some time and finally took the plunge and made a few purchases! Through the Shop Lately website, they have certain boutiques that cater to different tastes and types of accessories you’re interested in. The one I found that I am completely head over heels for is Glint & Gleam, an affordable very trendy boutique that has tons of styles of jewelry that cater to many likings.

I was first intrigued by their pieces from seeing people like Amy from Vagabond Youth and Sarah from Sarah Hawkinson show their pick ups from the site as well as different stylings with them.

I placed two orders on separate occassions and got them two days after I placed the order–which is amazing! Don’t you just love when your packages ship quickly?

Anyhow, here is a video of the things I picked up:

And here are some detailed shots of the pieces as well:

I am such a sucker for cute packaging as well as good quality and Glint & Gleam does just that: delivers great quality items in cute packaging–AND did I mention they’re affordable?! Two thumbs up!

What do you guys think? Is this something you guys are interested in? Did you see anything you liked from my haul or their site? Please share!

XOXO Alyssa

Current Indulgence: Brandy Melville <3

This is pretty self explanatory. WE LOVE BRANDY MELVILLE! Long story short, we accidentally stumbled across the Brandy Melville store located here in San Diego with the intention of visiting the stores around it. With no distinct sign in front of the store, we had time to kill so we just walked in and checked it out. Needless to say, it was love at first sight! The store was filled with so many cute clothing items, not to mention their awesome accessory selection. Karla and I are happy to add this to one of our must go to places. If you have a Brandy Melville be sure to check them out, and if not visit them online!

Most of their pieces are a “one size fits most” type of deal, which we can appreciate because the clothing items we chose are universally flattering to our body types. The prices vary–for example the same prints on different material can vary in price one may be cheaper than the other. But that also shows they have various options. They are affordable, but some items like their knits and pants are a tad pricier than we’d like. Overall, we’ve always had a pleasant experience and great time shopping here. Stay tuned and see what we’ve hauled in from them recently–we have some really cool finds I think you’d all enjoy!

XOXO Alyssa

Vote for Me!

Hey guys, if you all know us by now, we love fashion in all spectrums from clothing, to accessories, and shoes. So it’s no wonder why I am in love with The Suit For Dreams and her Facebook contest she is hosting until the 15th! She is such a fashion inspiration of mine and I’ve been lusting over her handmade jewelry pieces for a while too.

It would mean the world if you guys voted for me, or if you want, your favorite “arm stack” or “arm candy” or arm-whatever you want to call it. This is my entry down below:

If you guys go to her Facebook Page, like it, and vote for me or your favorite entry! Mine is called “Armcandy and Mockingjay” (lack for a better name) under Alyssa Mopia. I would really appreciate it if you all voted for me, I’m neck and neck with another contestant and it’s pretty exciting to even see that I’m in the top three!

Please show your support and comment below if you’ve voted, I’d love to know who’s the face behind you lovely internet peoples. And if you do vote, please vote once a day!

XO Alyssa

Current Indulgence: Wet N Wild Cosmetics!

I know, I have a problem. But trust me, Wet N Wild isn’t a brand to look over. I haven’t been disappointed with their products, whether eye shadow, nail polish, or lipsticks, they have always impressed me. For one, because they are really affordable, and two, they have great quality! You can easily find these products at drugstores and if you’re lucky enough even catch a sale so they can be even cheaper! This brand is definitely one of those “bang for your buck” cosmetic brand with amazing things you can’t go wrong with!

I got all of this plus a couple more (couldn’t find it) for under $25! Now that’s a deal. I’m quite a fan of their megalast nail polishes as if you couldn’t tell from my [first] and [second] post, so I had to pick up a couple more just to try them out. I’ve always heard great things about their blushes but I could never find them when I was looking, and finally they surprised me and I couldn’t pass them up! I’m also fond of their matte megalast lipsticks as well [previous lipstick post here], so when I found the rest of the new-er colors I couldn’t resist–the beautiful pinks and oranges are right up my alley. Lastly, I got a liquid liner just to try out since the one I am using at the moment is running out.

Seriously guys, I can’t get enough of this brand! Please share your thoughts if you’ve tried any of these products or even if you have any questions.

XO Alyssa

Current Indulgence: The Hunger Games

It is safe to say that I am officially obsessed with the Hunger Games trilogy. I thought nothing of it when I first heard of the book series or movie. Then I kept hearing rave reviews about how great this trilogy was, and how different it was to the au contrare popular Harry Potter or Twilight series.

I was browsing around in Target, parusing through the different aisles getting distracted from what I initially went in there for, and stopped by the aisle with the various book selection. I was intrigued by the rave reviews I’ve been hearing and the film release about to come up next month, so I picked up the paperback copy of Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Once I picked it up, I never put it down. In total time, I finished the book in two days in between doing homework and actual work work. I disappeared into this world of Panem and I was indulging in this crazy story. Definitely a page turner for me.

I just recently picked up the second book, Catching Fire, which I can’t quite grasp the excitement I have for it. It’s been a while since I’ve found myself reaching for a good book. I’m definitely looking forward to the film releasing within the next month, and how much craze is going along with it. I was never a “Twi-hard” or a huge fan of a book series, so I’m not really sure how you would compare my excitement for everything Hunger Games related.

With the new movie about to release and the ever-so-popular China Glaze releasing a “Capitol Colours” collection, I couldn’t be more ecstatic! For one, I’m a big movie goer, and secondly, I love nail polish! So the “hype” around this movie is right up my alley being I’m definitely a contributor to it.

Have you guys read the book series? Picked up any colors from the CG collection? Took a peak at the movie trailer? What are your thoughts? I’d definitely love to hear!

“What will you be wearing to the opening ceremonies?” — China Glaze Tagline for Capitol Colours

XO Alyssa