February 24, 2015

Pacifica Beauty Review

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Amidst the flurry of snowflakes and extremely cold arctic air that came my way came a warm and inviting package in my mail from Pacifica Beauty. It was a definitely much needed happy surprise to start off the week, and I was immensely tickled to have been sent some of their all natural (vegan and gluten free too!) products to share with all of you!

Priding themselves on creating 100% natural products that give great results, Pacifica definitely offers a wide range of incredible products ranging from make-up, perfume, skincare, and more! All of their products are put in recyclable packaging to give you yet another reason to feel absolute pride and confidence that you beauty products are not only safe for you, but for the environment as well. 

If you follow me on Instagram (@StepInsideMyCloset) then you would have definitely seen me gushing over Pacifica's Vanilla perfume that has become my new signature scent. Lucky for me, Pacifica graciously sent me over a few new perfumes for me to try! Pacifica's perfumes pack a strong and admirable scent. First up is the Tuscan Blood Orange fragrance that literally smells like an abundance of oranges packed into the perfectly sized roller ball. It's so light and fresh and is perfect for a morning out! 

Getting a little bit more tropical is the Hawaiian Ruby Guava fragrance makes you feel like you're on the sandy and sunny beaches of Hawaii. Sweet and still fresh, this fragrance definitely impressed me. It will obviously be stashed in my purse for the summer!

Last for fragrances is the Tahitian Gardenia fragrance. I've always loved gardenias and this made me love the scent even more. This scent is very sweet and pure. It smells like it would just go with an all natural casual look, again hitting high marks on smelling fresh. 

Pacifica also sent me some love for my lashes with their Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara that creates the utmost dramatic look and length to your eyelashes. For the mascara being 100% natural (and with coconut oil added to hydrate your lashes!) anyones first impression would be that it wouldn't really work...but you'd be quickly proved wrong. I have no bad things to say about this mascara, except that I wish I had more! 

Another that I've tried out is their lip products! Their palates are absolutely gorgeous and bring out the natural color of your lips while giving that hint of shimmer as well. Love!

From my experience with Pacifica, I urge you to give their products a try, because I assure you that everything is completely natural and completely effective as well. 

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February 20, 2015

Drape Me in Sequins + Fab Favorites Link Up

Step Inside My Closet - Fashion Blogger - Bow & Drape, The Shopping Bag, Bella Pierre, H&M, Julep, Revlon, Pacifica Beauty, Smashbox

Sequins, sparkle, beauty, and blogging...all wrapped up into one cozy sweatshirt? Yes, please! My latest clothing obsession comes from Bow & Drape. The punniest and funniest shop on the internet, is where you can shop from already hilarious and cute sweatshirts / beanies / bags / pet sweats / etc. or create your very own and have it in just 14 days. 

Bow & Drape is all about letting women make their creative statements through stylish custom orders. Nothing is mass produced, and emits each customers' personality through the items that they create. What I loved most was the sequins that illuminated each sweatshirt - so I knew that I had to make one for myself!

I believe that graphic clothing articles are the best trend that I've seen in awhile. Whether it's a funny saying or a meaningful quote or design, graphic clothing shows your individual thoughts and personality, making it uniquely you. By incorporating these graphic pieces into your ensemble, a whole other style element is being attained because every ensemble is different.

So! With that in mind I went to town on creating my very own Bow & Drape sweatshirt. Obviously I had to show my love for Step Inside My Closet, because it's my deepest passion and my favorite thing to do is ramble on blogging about fashion, nutrition, and everything else that makes me (and you!) smile.

What also makes me smile is giving you all the best tips and deals, so I was extremely happy when Bow & Drape offered to give 10% Off Any Full Priced Item by using the code STEPINSIDE at checkout. Yay, cute sweatshirts for everyone! I like to style mine with simple black leggings, like these shiny leggings from H&M

I love the black sequins and then the bright pop of color from the pink lipstick at the bottom of the sweatshirt. Lipstick is my favorite part of my beauty routine because it's yet another element of your look that can show your personality or your mood. Splayed out on my white and metallic silver Faux Bois Porcelain Tray from The Shopping Bag (too cute!) are my top five favorite lipsticks:



1. Bellapierre Cosmetics Burlesque Lipstick
A cross between a red and a dark pink, this lipstick has become my ultimate go-to! It's a great everyday lipstick that can add a pop of color to your look.

2. Pacifica Blissed Out Coconut Kiss Creamy Lip Butter
On the darker end of the color spectrum comes my favorite lip butter from Pacifica. I love Pacifica products because it's honest and true natural ingredients coming together to make the best make-up. I like to lightly apply this lip butter for a bit of color and lots of hydrating coconut!

3. Julep Lively Lipgloss
For the days when you want the vibrancy of a lipstick, but the glossiness of a lipgloss! This color from Julep is yet another cross between a red and pink. I love that it's a lipgloss because it gives that pretty shimmer to my lips!

4. Smashbox Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Laquer in Dark Plum
This is for the days when I want to invoke a moody look. A little goes a long way with this lip lacquer, but it stays all day long. It gives a great glossy finish as well!

5. Revlon Colorburst Laquer Balm in Whimsical
This laquer balm is super sassy. The incredibly vibrant purple color is amped up with lots of sparkle to make my lips shine - and who doesn't love sparkles?

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Don't forget to let me know what lipstick or lipgloss is your favorite in the comments below!

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February 9, 2015

Valentine's Day With The Shopping Bag + Giveaway


Dear Lovely Followers,

My Valentine's Day this year has become even more lovely and special because of you. By following Step Inside My Closet and supporting me, you have truly made me feel loved! I am tickled that my insights on fashion, nutrition, beauty and more have caught your eye and have inspired you. I am thankful to have this outlet to share my passions with you and to continuously receive a positive response each and every time. I love every one of you, and sincerely hope that you have a sweet and lovely Valentine's Day! Kisses! 

Xo, Ann 

 You know who else loves you? The Shopping Bag.
 I have the perfect outfit and gift ideas for this Hallmark Holiday from my ultimate go-to online boutique, The Shopping Bag. You'll definitely be feeling the love if you continue reading, because The Shopping Bag is generously giveaway something very sweet!

First up, let's get your day time Valentine's day look covered. I was kissed with style and girliness with this Kisses Knit Sweater from The Shopping Bag. This sweater is so comfortable and so, so, so, cute that I would probably be comfortable wearing it the whole month of February. Minimalism is my go-to for the most part in my wardrobe, and this sweater lets me still have that minimalist look with oodles of girly touches!

I kept it simple and comfortable as always for my bottoms with my usual Super Skinny Abercrombie & Fitch jeans. I always gush over these jeans and honestly I probably will in every post I wear them in. They're just the best fit and my favorite dark wash!

As I lounged in my favorite outfit, I was obviously in the midst of blogging a gooey love letter to you guys! Obviously this mug from A Cup Of Quotes was the whole package for the moment. A Cup Of Quotes is awfully special to me, because...I created it. My immense obsession with cute and quirky mugs made my mug collection grow and grow and then finally gave me the idea - Why not make my own mugs? The shop has only just begun and I can't wait to show you guys all the cute mugs up for purchase soon!

To show even more love in this outfit, I put on these delicate gold XO Studs from The Shopping Bag. It's the perfect last touch to this relaxed look! Before we get into the giveaway details, make sure to shop my favorite items from The Shopping Bag!




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OK, It's time for you to get something sweet for Valentine's Day! The Shopping Bag is spreading the love by letting you have the chance to win their Don't Forget Knot Ring, Box Of Chocolates Lipgloss Set, and a $25 Gift Card to The Shopping Bag! So sweet, right? Plus, they've put together an ultimate Valentine's Day gift guide where you can put that gift card to good use (but honestly I'd take a look at their glamorous jewelry first...). Get your entry in quick because this lovely giveaway is only happening for 7 days! 




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January 28, 2015

Lights, Camera, Snow Day

Step Inside My Closet - Featuring Kate Spade, H&M, The Shopping Bag (winter fashion, fuzzy sweater, statement jewelry, statement purse)
Lights, Camera, Snow Day! The snow has made its presence along the East Coast this week, making for a lot of cozy snow days. A go to snow day thing to do of mine is snuggle up with a hot cocoa and my favorite movie - but today I decided to transform my snow day activity into something a little more chic.

Making me feel like I was wrapped up in a cozy blanket, this stylish H&M Grey Knit Sweater kept me warm admits all the glistening snow. The fluffy yarn engulfing the sweater gives this outfit a fun quirky look still giving off a high fashion street style vibe. 

For even more comfort I put on my go to Abercrombie & Fitch Super Skinny jeans which are hands down my favorite pair. They have the tight fit of a jegging but with the luxury of pockets. I honestly don't know if I could ever wear any other fit of jean other than skinny since I've grown so accustomed to throwing these on everyday! 

Going back to the high fashion street style vibe...these boots! Burberry does everything right in my book, and these black suede pointed boots are no exception. The bit of heel and tight fit of the pair give the pointed toe an even more dramatic edge. So minimalist, but so breathtakingly gorgeous! I know I could say that about just every other shoe that catches my eye, but this pair is a classic that I can keep forever.

Bringing this outfit all together is my Kate Spade Light The Sparklers Cinema City bag. Its light hearted and insanely adorable, embodying the whole theme of the outfit. This bag is the perfect detailed accessory to spice up a minimalistic look. 

Jewels! Reflecting the bright white luminous snow is this silver rhinestone statement necklace. I got this necklace at a glitzy boutique, and as much as I love it, I'm putting it on my Bloggers Closet for you to own! It's heavy look is deceiving since it's so light, but it definitely is an eye catcher! 
Speaking of eye catchers, check out these Helen Pave Studs from The Shopping Bag! A whole sphere of rhinestones gives this look an even more great glitzy touch. 

I pulled a bold move for my nails and lips with this deep red Julep nail polish in the color Myrtle and (Taylor Swift recommended!) NARS lip pencil in the color Dragon Girl

So, what's your favorite movie to watch on a cozy snow day? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me on twitter, @SInsideMyCloset so we can chat! 

Top: H&M


Shoes: Burberry


Earrings: The Shopping Bag


Beauty: NARS and Julep 

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January 6, 2015

All About Bean

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Happy National Bean Day, everyone! I'm not celebrating this day with just any old beans, but rather my very own French Bulldog, Bean! Ever since I've gotten her I have become completely obsessed with French Bulldogs, so I was tickled when I found out a way to incorporate my obsession in with my blogging.

That's where Ivy Bee Decals comes in. Specializing in decals for your walls, iPads, or Macs, her vinyl decals can stick to anything! I'm in love with every single one of Ivy Bee Decal's decals. Lot's of them include animals, just like this French Bulldog decal that looks exactly like my baby, Bean! The decals almost interact with your Mac or other device, letting your workspace and laptop come to life! This was a major plus for me since I believe in the fact that if you have what you love around you when you work, then everything will be more efficient and you will be happier.

I'm pretty sure that Bean enjoyed Ivy Bee Decals too, she's computer obsessed just like her mama! Want more of Bean? The girl's got herself her very own Instagram @DailyDoseOfBean! Hopefully your week gets better with a new sassy decal and a daily dose of my little Bean!

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