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My Holiday Look + True Match Lumi L’Oréal Product Review

My Holiday Look + True Match Lumi L’Oréal Product Review
Happy Friday! I’m so obsessed with my holiday look this year! This wine red belle sleeve lace dress wearing is in my favorite color and makes the PERFECT Christmas party dress! I’m wearing a size SM. I love everything about this dress especially the oversized sleeves and zipper accent on the back. It’s still available at lulus.com and is under $100!
This week, I got in the mail two True Match Lumi beauty products by L’Oréal- and I LOVE them! The True Match Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder in (Moonlight) is ULTRA shimmery and illuminating. The TrueMatch Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer in (Fair) is a perfect match for my pale skin tone (sometimes even fair shades can appear orange) and is lightweight, easy to blend and gives a pretty natural looking glow! It’s available in 4 differing shades for any skin tone.
*I received these products complimentary* #contest #complimentary #LumiGlow #LOrealParis @Influenster @LOrealMakeup
I’m also so excited to share with you my easy to do holiday hairstyle! I started off by straightening out my hair (with my fave Nume straightener). I took the top section of my hair (leaving out a a piece in the front) and made a classic braid then secured with a clear elastic. I teased the top for some volume and hair sprayed any fly aways. Lastly, I added a sparkly hair clip to dress it up a bit. And that’s all! So easy. I think this makes the perfect hairstyle forChristmas Day!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone! 
 xoxo Marina

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Costume DIY: Breakfast at Tiffany’s 💎

OMG!!! I’m so excited to share with you guys my DIY costume this year! It’s inspired by my favorite old Hollywood actress, Audrey Hepburn, as Holly Golightly from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
This look was so much fun to put together! When I found this little black dress, it instantly reminded me of Audrey’s iconic style. I added black gloves and this pretty tiara hair accessory (my favorite piece). I layered a few pearl necklaces and added a vintage crystal broach for some bling. I accessorized with diamond stud earrings and bracelet. To complete the look I ordered this long (faux) cigarette holder.
I kept it classic with my makeup – a pink coral lip, blue and black eye liner and lots mascara for mega lashes!
Hope you guys liked this as much as I do! Happy Halloween!


Halloween: Veronica Lodge💄❤️

Happy Halloween everyone! My favorite thing about this holiday is dressing up! I’m so excited to share my DIY costume this year- retro Veronica Lodge from Archie Comics/Riverdale.
This look was so fun to put together! My favorite piece is this cute red beret from Betty and Veronica! It gives my outfit a retro vibe and I just love the embroidered Veronica cartoon details. My turtleneck and plaid skirt (forever21) fit Veronica’s signature style. I also added a few Betty and Veronica decals on my scarf and hat.
I accessorized with these pretty pearl earrings, red scarf (amazon), vintage pin and thigh high boots (charlotterusse).
Hope you guys have a fun Halloween! 🎃 



Betty & Veronica Comic Strip Overalls

Happy September everyone! The weather is so beautiful this time of year. And there are many warm and sunny days still ahead… so I won’t be taking out my sweaters and leggings just yet! I headed over to a cute little Italian ice cream shop for this shoot- so fun!
How cute are these overalls from Betty and Veronica!!? I have been eyeing them for what seems like forever now. So you could imagine my excitement when I won them in the recent Betty and Veronica Instagram giveaway! These overalls are so unique. They have comic book strip straps- so retro! I love the oversized pockets and soft feminine material. These are unlike any other overalls I’ve seen!
I am wearing an off the shoulder Charlotte Russe ribbed crop top and a VS neon pink sports bra for a pop of color! To accessorize, I added my favorite denim choker and headband for a throwback 90’s vibe!
Hope you guys are having a great extended weekend!
Overalls: c/o Betty and Veronica // Ribbed Black Off the shoulder Crop Top: c/o Charlotte Russe // Pink Sports Bra: Victoria Secret //


Veronica Vibes

Happy Monday! I am so excited to share this photo shoot with you guys! First, how cool is this colorful street art!? I love how it compliments the pink tones in my outfit! I am wearing my Veronica T-Dress by Betty and Veronica! I am so in love with it! I was chosen as a winner in their recent contest- the Betty/Veronica style challenge. (Here’s the link to check out the blog post if you’d like)! The fishnet tights via Céduire are my newest obsession!! They are so cute and I will for sure be wearing them again. I added my favorite leather motto jacket from Zaful. The velvet pink choker I’m wearing is so cute and is from Charlotte Russe. It came in a pack for such a good price! To complete my look- I pulled my hair into a high ponytail. To accessorize, I’m wearing my Coach sunglasses with pink sides. This was seriously so much fun and one of my favorite outfits on the blog so far! Hope you like it as much as I do!
T-Dress: c/o Betty and Veronica // Coach Sunglasses: c/o coolframes // Fishnet tights: Céduire // Leather Jacket: Zaful // Heels: Fioni // Choker: Charlotte Russe
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XOmandysue Shoulder Dress & Half-Up Top Knot!

 As I already posted on Instagram, there is a new outfit post on my blog today! I am so excited to share that in collaboration with xomandysue, I was given a special promo code to share with you guys, my lovely followers!! Use coupon code MARINA35 to receive 35% off your entire online order! 🙌🏼 xomandysue is a fresh boutique based in Newport Beach, CA. The boutique has such beautiful dresses and chic casual wear, all at amazing prices! I ordered the Lenwood Drive Dress last week and it arrived to my house by Monday (I just love fast shipping)! The dress is so pretty, summery and really a versatile piece. Pair with heels for a girly look or wedges for a boho vibe.
Today’s look is a little boho chic! I love the beautiful navy color with the contrast of the beautiful white embroidery! And, of course I love that it’s an off-shoulder bell sleeved dress (I’m absolutely obsessed this- hope it never goes out of style)! The fabric is so soft and lightweight, perfect for those summer days!
In addition, I’m wearing one of my favorite wedges from JC Penney. I just love the pretty crochet design- and so comfy too!
Get the look:
Lenwood Drive Dress
Pop Mai Wedge Sandals
At the moment, one of my go-to hair styles is the half-up top knot! It’s so on trend right now and easy to do. This is also such a pretty and easy hairstyle while at the beach or by the pool.
Hope you guys liked this look as much as I do! And remember, use code MARINA35 for 35% off your ENTIRE xomandysue order! Happy Friday!