It's all in the details and since today was the last day of classes for my spring semester of my post-bacc, I wanted to dress up for the occasion lol! Plus it was the best weather we've had all week, so it was the perfect day to wear my lace mock- neck top I got from Charlotte Russe last summer. It has literally been sitting in my closet for 8 months and I finally pulled the tag off this morning!

I've been waiting for the perfect day to break it out and I'm so glad I finally wore because it looked amazing, and I received so many compliments!

Although it's not everyone's cup of tea, I personally love lace and mock necks, and I think they look beautiful in spring! I paired my top with a pair of old Levi light wash jeans and black strappy sandals. Besides my top, my favorite detail were my earrings. I also ordered them from Charlotte Russe for $5!

I am so excited to break out more spring/summer outfits! I need to make use of the clothes in my closet so I'm not tempted to buy more!


If you didn't already know, I am a born and born North Carolina Tar Heel and today  my Alma Mater is heading to the NCAA National Championship and I couldn't be more excited, although I am a little envious that it happened the year after a graduated so I won't be able to join in all the excitement on Franklin St., but I can show my Carolina pride from afar. It also turns out that light/baby blue happens to be one of Pantone's color of Year for 2016, what Pantone calls Serenity, I call good ole' Carolina Blue baby! But either way, I get an excuse to wear the perfect pastel blue all spring!

***edit*** So my team didn't bring home to National Championship but I couldn't be prouder to wear Carolina Blue. UNC Basketball had a great season and no matter the outcome, played an amazing game.

We'll get 'em next time, but either way... I'm a Tar Heel born and I'm a Tar Heel bred and when I die... I'm a Tar Heel dead!


Now that spring has arrived, I feel it's time for me to put away my dark berry and brown lipsticks for something lighter and fresher. As a brown girl, sometimes I have a little difficulty finding nude lipsticks that work for my skin-tone and that ... well actually look nude. After years of trial and error, and many, many lipstick tubes, I finally found some shades that work for me. I also found the trick to blending and making nude shades look natural is a brown lip pencil.

 Let's start off with my all time favorite:

NYX Butter Gloss in Praline:


This is a color that I believe probably looks great on everyone, and with all the matte lipsticks that I wear during the fall and winter, this gloss is a nice refreshing change for spring. I love this gloss so much and I've currently been wearing everyday, alone and on top of one of my other nude lipsticks!

Revlon Lipstick in Rose Velvet:


When I first bought this color and tried in on at home my first reaction was "oh god!' in a bad way... I thought it completely washed me out, but after experimenting and pairing it with a brown lip liner, I love it as one of my spring staples!

Model Co Party Proof Liptick in Kitty:


I actually received this lipstick in a Birchbox last year and was so excited because I never had the courage to try a lipstick shade so light, but I love to pair it with a smokey eye or simply when I want to look light and fresh!

Revlon Lipstick in Mink:


This lipstick is actually one of my favorite lipsticks from fall that carried over into spring. On certain skin tones, this really wouldn't qualify as a nude and may be a dark brown, but it blends perfectly with my complexion and makes it seem like I'm not wearing any lip product at all! Perfect for those "no make-up" make-days looks!

NYX Matte Lipstick in Maison:


This lipstick also carried over from fall, instead of a pinky nude, it's more of a brownish nude, but I love it so much and I think it can work all year long! And who says all dark matte lipsticks must go into hiding when the flowers bloom?

Nars Cosmetics Satin Lipstick in Rikugien 

I received this little sample as a Sephora Beauty Insider birthday gift. Luckily it has lasted me a while, but trust me when it runs out, I'll be investing in the full-size! This is not only an awesome nude lipstick, but it's so nice to swipe on for any everyday look!

Make Up For Ever Rogue Artist Lipstick in Natural:


I also received this as a sample from Sephora and like the name states, it is truly natural. I love wearing this one my lazing days because it literally looks like I have nothing on, but somehow it looks but than my natural lips (hahaha!)

Revlon Lip Balm in Adore:


This last one isn't really a nude, but it's so sheer I had to include it. It gives your lips that sheer swipe of pink so you don't look like death (lol). Plus it's a balm, so gives your lips some awesome moisture!

I hope this post was helpful, I know finding nudes that don't make up look ghastly can be difficult and I believe every girl should have at least one nude lipstick that gives that glam "au-naturale" look!

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