Exciting Blog News! 

For a while now I have been saying I want to invest in my blog a little more and purchase a domain name. Guess what? I finally did it!

For cost reasons, I am moving Cute and Classy to be hosted on Blogger. In order to keep it on WordPress I’d need to pay the $13 mapping fee and honestly I think Blogger has more customization options in the free version.

Now Cute and Classy will still be up  here at thecuteandclassy.wordpress.com but I will not be posting here. I have copied all my posts over to the new site so you’ll still be able to find them all in one spot.

I will be re branding Cute and Classy over the next few weeks over on the new site so there will be a little break in posts from me. I will keep writing to have some ready to go when the blog is fully launched. For now you should follow me on Twitter @_cuteandclassy and Instagram @cuteandclassyblog to keep updated when thecuteandclassy.com will be launching! (If you go there now you’ll just see all my old posts so make sure you’re keeping a look out on Twitter for the official launch day when new posts will be up)

I can’t wait for you all to see what I’ve been working on!

Remember to keep it cute, and classy

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Bare Minerals Gen Nude Liquick Lipstick – First Impression and Review 

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’

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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 cool is this gold clothing rack that Lauren DIY-ed?!

Some tips on starting a journal- I can’t wait to start my own!

Take a look at how Brooke organizes her Lilly agenda

How to have a great first day of school!

A list of things you should always keep in your bag

How cute are Lucy’s back to school outfits? (You should check them all out)

Dorthy put together an adorable picnic in the park

Rachel has some great tips on meeting other bloggers

I love Isabella’s adorable beach day outfit!

 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

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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@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

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

Remember to keep it cute, and classy

xoxo
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Fun, Free Summer Activities

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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xoxo

Summer Bucket List

I think that a summer bucket list is a great way to keep yourself from sitting at home being bored all summer. This is totally subject to change throughout the summer. I’ll do an updated version about halfway through the summer, marking off the things I’ve done and adding new things I want to do. Enjoy!

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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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