Monday, August 26, 2013

Tag: Confessions of a Beauty Blogger

Today I was tagged by the lovely Lou of 'Bluebird' to do the Confessions of a beauty blogger tag! 
I had not heard of this tag before, so I thought I'd give it a go! (: 

1: How many hours a week do you spend writing/editing posts? 
Well, it depends on how busy I am. My classes have kept me so busy lately, so I haven't posted much. 
It's usually about 5-7 hours give or take. If I have free time, I will try to write a post or plan
so other posts for the future. You can never be too prepared when it comes to blogging!

2: Are you a spender or a saver? 
I wish I could tell you all that I am a saver...but that's just not in my nature! Honestly, I am a bit 
ridiculous when it comes to spending. Seeing how I'll be off to university next year...I need to change
my ways and learn how to become a saver.

3: When is it easier for you to blog?
I find it easiest to blog when I am relaxed and listening to an amazing playlist. I also like to plan everything out as much as possible. Never start a post before you know where you want it to go. 

4: What makes writing behind a computer comfortable for you?
I just love the idea of being able to share my finding with my readers. I think of you all as my friends, so that really makes it easier to write my honest opinions. I like to ask you guys questions because I value every single one of your inputs. 

5: What is your worst make up/hair habit? 
I overuse heat on my hair and forget to use heat protectant most of the time...which is awful for your hair and I don't recommend it to anyone! Shame on me!!

6: What is one quote you wish the world lived by?
"Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll be criticized anyway." - Eleanor Roosevelt 
I just absolutely love Eleanor Roosevelt because she was a powerful, intelligent woman who was not afraid
to fight for what she believed in. I think more people should be like her. 

7: How long do you spend getting ready every day? 
Usually about an hour on a normal day. It usually ends up taking me longer than that because I just get so easily distracted! I will just sit on instagram and forget to get ready!

8: Who's your favourite blogger? 
I just cannot pick a single blogger. I love that everyone's blogs are unique and personable. Here are a few I love: I Covet Thee , Makeup With Tea , and Spider Leg Lashes (:

9: Who is a blogger that you think deserves more subscribers than they have? 
Honestly, I think that everyone deserves followers. I know that blogging takes a lot of time, so I admire 
any other blogger who puts in any bit of effort for their blog!

10: What is one thing you are excited about in the upcoming year? 
GRADUATION!!! I am beyond excited if you cannot tell. I am just ready to move on from high school.

11: What is your most awkward blogging moment? 
I haven't really had any yet...but who knows, I embarrass myself 95% of the time in real life!

12: How long does it take for you to prep a post? 
Photos take me the longest..probably about 20 to 30 minutes, then editing (if I bother) is about 30 minutes. The easiest part is actually writing the post!

13: Are you wearing trousers right now or jogging pants/PJ bottoms? 
I am wearing high waisted shorts! I had on a tight, bandage skirt earlier..but I just couldn't be bothered 
with it anymore. haha

14: What are you most proud of in your life? 
I am proud that I have remained myself throughout high school. I have seen so many girls completely change who they are to impress people..and that saddens me. I am very happy that I have stayed true to my crazy, unique, weird personality and style. 

Finally, I would like to tag: ANYONE! I would love to see all of your responses. (:

I hope you enjoyed this tag, if you liked it, please comment! If you also do this tag, link me to your post below!

Au revoir,

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Outfit Of The Day: Dotty

Hello lovelies! I hope you are all doing well. 

Today's post is a simple outfit of the day, with my new favorite boots!

Top - Say Anything
Skirt - Target
Socks - Target

Shoes - Bamboo

Ahhhhh! I finally found a good pair of 'knock off' Dr. Martens. TJ Maxx for $29 ?!?! CRAZY
I have been searching for a good pair of these style of boots for ages now and I have finally hit the jackpot!
My lovely mum found these on the shelf of TJ Maxx and rushed over to me immediately. I am such a huge boot fan, so I was ecstatic to say the least. I wore them to a One Direction This Is Us premiere event tonight and they were just comfortable and cute at the same time! I can already tell that these will be my new favorite shoes for this autumn.

What shoes are you predicting to be your 'go to' shoes for autumn? (:

Au revoir,

Monday, August 19, 2013

Outfit Of The Day: Wild Wolf

Hello lovelies! So it's Monday, which means school for me! I chose a comfortable, 
yet trendy outfit for the day. I'm still not used to getting up super early and trying to put a 
decent outfit together at 6 in the morning!

Top: TJ Maxx (brand - One Clothing)
Skater Skirt: Target
Socks: I've had them for ages, don't remember where I got them! 

I fell in love with this top as soon as I saw it! I love the wolf on it, and the contrasting 
sweater fabric on the shoulders. I paired the wolf top with a super soft skater skirt that I 
picked up in the sale at Target. Overall, today's outfit was really comfortable!

And now for my favorite part of the outfit, the platform sneakers! I was obsessed with the platform shoes that the Spice Girls rocked when I was a child..and I still love love love them. I spotted
these at Target for $5...BARGAINOUS?! I just had to buy them because they are so fun and funky.

And I had difficulties 'posing' for my outfit of the day photos today...sorry everyone! haha (:

Au revoir,

Friday, August 16, 2013

Outfit Of The Day(s) & Follow Me Around Gen Con 2013

Hello lovelies! How are you all doing?

So this weekend is Gen Con weekend! Indianapolis hosts Gen Con annually, and being the
 happy little nerd that I am, I had to check it out. I took some outfit of the day photos while downtown
 as well, so I will include those!

Gen Con is one of America's largest gaming conventions. It features any kind of game, ranging from
board games to video games. The convention draws in thousands upon thousands of people, 
and many show up in costumes (better known as cosplay). I tried to capture the amazing costumes
to show you guys, I think you'll find them very intriguing! I want to include as many as possible 
because I am fascinated by them.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

A bit of an update!

Hello lovelies! I hope you are all doing well. I just want to apologize for not posting much this
 week; I have had a crazy, hectic week! My school work has been consuming my evenings with
 hours upon hours of homework, gotta love high school.. :\ I have a bunch of tests and quizzes
 tomorrow for my college/prep. classes. So I'm off to study some more!

I hope you can all forgive my absence..It won't be like this any more I hope. I just need to work harder
to improve my time management skills and plan more posts into my schedule.  

I have a larger post planned for tomorrow featuring my recent trip to the city to scope out the fashion/costumes at Gencon (a convention), so I will see you all tomorrow. (: 

Au revoir,

Sierra xx

Monday, August 12, 2013

Summer To Autumn: Transition Outfits

Hello lovelies! How are you all doing?

So I love summer and all, but I much prefer autumn! I absolutely adore the weather
and seeing the leaves change colors, witnessing God's creations in their most beautiful state.

I always find it difficult to come up with transition outfits, but this year I am going to stay inspired! So let's look at some of the transition outfits I will be wearing throughout the next month or so.

Fall inspiration

Fall inspiration by stylishlysierra featuring a chunky-knit sweater

Sweaters are probably my favorite fashion staple for autumn and winter. They are so warm and comfy!
I love to add a cute collar underneath just to add a different, unexpected element. I would pair a chunky sweater with a flowy little skirt and some really classic oxford brogues. I think the backpack just adds a
casual yet trendy aspect to the outfit.

Fall inspiration #2

Fall inspiration #2 by stylishlysierra featuring leather boots

Boots are definitely my go to shoes for autumn. I love how they look with tall socks and shorts. I would pair the shorts with a simple t-shirt and a cool cargo jacket. For accessories, I like to keep it simple with
just dainty jewelry that doesn't distract from my outfit.

Fall inspiration #3

Fall inspiration #3 by stylishlysierra featuring beanie hats

Personally, I like to wear my so called 'summer tops' all year long. I don't see why they have to be just for summer?! I usually just throw a cardigan over it and pull on my favorite pair of jeans. I would love to pair 
an outfit like this with heels, but that is just not practical for me. Beanies are so effortlessly chic, so they are a staple in my autumn accessories.

Well there you have it, my summer to autumn transition outfits! 
So what are you planning to rock this coming autumn? (:

Au revoir,

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Outfit of the Day: Polka Dot Peplum

Hello lovelies! I hope you are all doing well. 

This past week has been crazy! I started my last year of high school, studied for my college 
level classes, and lost a lot of sleep! Thank God for weekends!

So today's post is an outfit of the day from Friday! 

Top - Maurices
Skirt - Charlotte Russe

I am totally in love with peplum tops! They are so feminine and vintage. They are flattering on everyone
and available in every pattern and color possible! I chose to pair this micro-polka dot peplum top 
with a tighter skirt to balance out the bottom ruffle of the top. 

Bracelet - Target

Shoes - Maurice's

Au revoir, 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Face du Jour: August 6th & 7th

August 6th Makeup:
My last day of summer break, so I chose a moody looking makeup look to match my sadness over my summer ending, haha! I went with a subtle smokey eye and maroon lip.

Face Makeup:
foundation - Almay Line Smoothing Liquid Makeup in Buff
powder - Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 04 Sandstone
blush - Rimmel Blush in Plum

For the eyes, I was just having one of those day where I couldn't be bothered with eyeliner. First, I applied ELF's eyeshadow primer in Nude all over the lid. Then I just grabbed a random palette, pretty sure the name has worn off, sadly. I chose a light, shimmery gray and placed it across the first half of my lid. Next, I chose a darker, matte gray and blended it through the crease. On the outer corner, I applied a soft black shadow and took it underneath the eye as well. Then I just curled my lashes with my trusty Revlon eyelash curler and swept on two coats of the Essence I Love Extreme Volume Mascara in Ultra Black because I wanted my lashes to really stand out.

To complete the look, I applied the Rimmel Lipstick in 124 Bordeaux lightly so that it 
looked more like a stain.


August 7th:
Oh the beloved first day of school. Today was actually my last 'first day' because I'm a senior now...crazy!

By the way, I took these photos under a more warm toned light this I look like I've 
actually got a bit of a tan. Rare for me! haha (:

Face Makeup: 
foundation - Almay Line Smoothing Liquid Makeup in Buff
powder - Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 04 Sandstone
blush/bronzerELF Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in St. Lucia

primer - ELF Eyeshadow Primer in Champagne
eyeshadows - Kiko Makeup Milano Eyeshadow in 100 Light Gold Pearl (worn on inner lid)
ELF Eyeshadow in a shimmery, warm brown concentrated on outer corner but 
also blended upward
eyeliner - ELF Liquid Eyeliner in Black
mascara - Essence I Love Extreme Volume Mascara in Ultra Black

Lipstick - Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in 683 Demure

What are your go-to makeup looks right now? Any particular products you are loving? (: 

Au revoir,

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Monthly Music: August 2013

Hello lovelies! I'm back with a Monthly Music playlist! I know I said that these post will usually be 
about 10 songs, but I went a bit over (15 songs!), I hope you don't mind! 

So here is my 8tracks playlist for August! (: 

1. Baby I'm Yours by Arctic Monkeys

I love have been loving Arctic Monkeys. This song has a 50's, vintage vibe

 and I just adore it. (:

2. Hong Kong Garden by Siouxsie & The Banshees

Such a cool, funky song. And if any of you have seen Marie Antoinette, this song is in that film!

3. I Miss You (cover) by 5 Seconds of Summer

This is an amazing cover of the famous blink182 song...and I just love love love 5SOS.

4. Best Song Ever by One Direction

The official track for the boy's new movie...and I love it of course! The music video is so funny

and I've got a bit of a crush on Marcel.. ;)

5. Somewhere in Neverland by All Time Low

An all around amazing song. I jam out to this while doing my hair and makeup.

6. Magic by One Direction

I love finding One Direction songs that aren't on their albums. This one is so so catchy! 

7. The Funeral by Band of Horses

This song is absolutely beautiful. Does anyone remember when Liz from My Life as Liz (a show that 

used to be on MTV) sang this for her school talent show? She did a lovely job also. 

8. Chloe by Emblem3

Yet another catchy song that I can't get out of my head! 

9. Your Song by Ellie Goulding

The original song is a classic, but Ellie's version is so nice and light. I could listen to it over and over.

10. Toothpaste Kisses by The Maccabees

Such a cute song that always reminds me of Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging!

11. Sweet Dreams by Emily Browning 

I love music like this, very easy listening yet interesting. She has a very unique, lovely voice. 

12. She's So Lovely by Scouting For Girls

Great song, I can just see Georgia (in Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging) running

across town dressed as an olive, every single time I listen to this song! hahaha

13. Beside You by 5 Seconds of Summer

5SOS yet again, and I'm not even sorry! This song is amazing and I love the lyrics.

14. I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow 

This is one of those songs where you just have to dance around and sing along. (:

15. Green Eyes by Coldplay

I've always been a big Coldplay fan, and this song is one of my favorites by them!


So what are some songs you are currently loving? (:

Au revoir,

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Outfit of the Day: Gray Floral

Hello lovelies! I hope you are all having a great day. 

I went to a family friend's baby shower today, and I wanted to dress up a little! I wore this lovely new
 dress and paired it with simple, silver heels. I love the lace panel on the top of this floral dress; it's a very flattering detail. The dress is more of an oversized fit, so it was extremely comfortable. I can't say the same about the shoes though! They can be pretty painful. 

I had these photos snapped quickly before I left. (:

Dress: Maurice's 
Necklace: Target

Kitten Heels: Target

I hope you are all doing well. (: x

Au revoir,

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Instagram Photo Update #1: Macarons and Childhood Films

Hello lovelies! So I will be doing an 'instagram photo update' post every month. I will pick some of my favorite photos from my instagram and share them with you all. So here are my July 2013 memories!

1. Mary Kate and Ashley films?! Yes please!! These films will never get old to me and remind me
 so much of my childhood...PS, how hot were the Aussie surfer boys in Our Lips are Sealed?! ;)

2. My new favorite drink from the good old Starbuck's..Iced Hazelnut Macchiato. So yummy! :P

3. Oh my macaron! I have been obsessed with macarons for over a year now..I just can't get
 enough of them! I think the rose flavor ones are the best. 

4. Summer Calculus....ugh. I love education, but not so much during summer 'break.'

5. I read The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen in a couple hours the other 
day, and I absolutely loved it! The writer did an amazing job keeping the readers attention.

6. New purchases from TJ Maxx! Love love love the 'muscle' tanks.


8. Oh I am so in love with this show, Chuck and Blair are precious.. xoxo, Gossip Girl

9. Dark red lips and my new leopard tank top

Oh, by the way my instagram is @sierrabreannexx   (:
Do you have instagram? If so, what's your username? I would love to follow you!

I hope you are all doing well!

Au revoir,