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Beauty Reviews: Crazy Masks, Blemish Busters and More!

Disney Brushes and Makeup Bags (Most are available at Walgreesn)

I'm all for fairy tale makeup and colorful flair. It was a whimsical surprise to receive a box of goodies with a Disney theme. Beauty and the Beast was my favorite film as a kid (book worm alert!) and, as an adult, Aladdin is my Disney pick. I don't own any brushes so I'm a little overwhelmed at the options, but excited to try them out. I used the larger Ariel brushes for my daytime look at the Jazz Lawn Party (photos coming soon!). It helped create a silvery smokey eye and add shimmer to my cheeks. I also really liked the eyebrow brush in the purple Jasmine set.


This mask was thick and somewhat messy. It's the kind of mask you need a moment to relax in, not to run around doing things. I expected it to smell fruity for some reason, but it was neutral which I appreciate. What annoyed me is that the "stuff" was slightly watery and hard to keep on my skin. Overall, the scary selfies were worth it. It was weirdly fun to use and my skin definitely looked better in a lot of ways, pores and all.


I liked that this too was fragrance free. I'm not picky or sensitive about fragrance, but neutral is always a safe bet. This is a white sunscreen per usual, but it blends easily and makeup smooths over it. The only issue I had was that it is definitely not water-proof. It doesn't claim to be, but after going to the ocean, getting splashed with water resulted in weird pools of white gunk settling in my neck creases (sexy stuff!). Generally, I like it for everyday use. It's light and a high SPF for NYC summers, but definitely not beach-worthy. 


Honestly, I'm not sure how this came into my possession, maybe a gift bag, maybe a PR person, but either way, I'm sold. I've heard many good (and bad) things about Michelle Phan, but I'm not an avid-Youtub-er so I don't follow her much. It doesn't surprise me that she has some sort of makeup line or collaboration. It promises "dramatic volume" and pretty much delivers. I've been using it regularly and notice a substantial difference in length.

Face Cream: Una Lux Face Cream

I have a feeling rosehip oil is magic. After using this cream, my skin looks visible better after two nights. It contains other fancy ingredients as well. You can use it as a day cream, but I only did so if my skin felt especially dry. It makes a wonderful night cream and lasts a decent length. At $25, the cream feels luxurious but doesn't break the bank, which is important to a frugal gal like me!

Blemish Remover: Una Blemish Buster

I bought two items from this brand at the BUST Craftacular. I figured the cream would be great, but I took a chance on the blemish remover. I heard tea tree oil was great for getting rid of zits and, turns out, I heard right! Usually I wait for creams or oils to dry before applying the stuff, but, one day, I got lazy, washed my face and threw this on a enormous burgeoning zit (a real monster!). The next morning, it was gone. Forget Neutrogena, I'm officially convinced of the power in oils.

Summer Picnics With Fabulous Friends!

Twee Valley High // Picnic in McCarren Park, Williamsburg
My friends are so puuurdy. We spent a summer day having a glorious picnic in McCarren Park. All dressed up, we feasted on fancy tea and treats. It was nice to see the girls all in one place. We are such busy bees. I hope to have another picnic sometime soon!

Twee Valley High // Picnic in McCarren Park, Williamsburg
Twee Valley High // Picnic in McCarren Park, Williamsburg
Twee Valley High // Picnic in McCarren Park, Williamsburg
Twee Valley High // Picnic in McCarren Park, Williamsburg
Twee Valley High // Picnic in McCarren Park, Williamsburg
Twee Valley High // Picnic in McCarren Park, Williamsburg
Twee Valley High // Picnic in McCarren Park, Williamsburg

What I Wore
Dress: Modcloth
Sunglasses: Modcloth

Dressed Up in Burlesque Babes

Twee Valley High // Pin Up Girl Clothing // Burlesque Babes
This dress is incredible and a little risque! I've admired it from afar and now I feel va va voom in it. I've worn it twice already to NYC Popfest and to see my favorite band, Belle and Sebastian at Radio City Music Hall. Thanks to Pinup Girl Clothing (and Jasmin!) for making my dress dreams come true.

Twee Valley High // Pin Up Girl Clothing // Burlesque Babes
Twee Valley High // Pin Up Girl Clothing // Burlesque Babes
Twee Valley High // Pin Up Girl Clothing // Burlesque Babes
Twee Valley High // Pin Up Girl Clothing // Burlesque Babes
Twee Valley High // Pin Up Girl Clothing // Burlesque Babes
Twee Valley High // Pin Up Girl Clothing // Burlesque Babes
Twee Valley High // Pin Up Girl Clothing // Burlesque Babes
Twee Valley High // Pin Up Girl Clothing // Burlesque Babes
Twee Valley High // Pin Up Girl Clothing // Burlesque Babes
Twee Valley High // Pin Up Girl Clothing // Burlesque Babes
Twee Valley High // Pin Up Girl Clothing // Burlesque Babes
Twee Valley High // Pin Up Girl Clothing // Burlesque Babes
Twee Valley High // Pin Up Girl Clothing // Burlesque Babes
Twee Valley High // Pin Up Girl Clothing // Burlesque Babes

Because I love you, here are some outtakes to enjoy.. ;)

Twee Valley High // Pin Up Girl Clothing // Burlesque Babes

What I Wore
Tote: YouWereSwell on Etsy
Shoes: c/o Unique Vintage

Photos by Jason Hood

Photo Diary: Pretty Princess Tallulah

Twee Valley High // Tallulah // Schweenies

It's been over a year since this lil darling came into my life and she makes the whole world better.  I couldn't have asked for a better pooch!

Twee Valley High // Tallulah // Schweenies
Twee Valley High // Tallulah // Schweenies
Twee Valley High // Tallulah // Schweenies

A Fairy Tale Moment With Pinup Girl Clothing

I've been sitting on these photos a while now. So much has happened these past few months. My boyfriend and I (amicably) parted ways, my grandfather passed away and my day-job was dissolved. I've taken it all in stride and I'm ready to move on to new and exciting things! I'm applying to companies I feel passionate about and getting ready to potentially start an online store. 

For today's post, I wanted to highlight the amazing skirt sent to me from Pinup Girl Clothing. I've worn this skirt multiple times and its quickly become a closet favorite. This top photo was snapped earlier in the day. The rest were an attempt at using a tripod since my loss of a "regular photog." Jason still snaps some occasional shots like my recent bikini shoot. I have a dynamite Pinup Girl dress that might need that photographer eye. 

Forgive the weird colors in these photos. The lighting was super inconsistent and I did my best with edits. Otherwise, I think they came out pretty cute and show that whimsical side of my style. A recent Tindr date (lol) told me that my look is very "Disney princess," which I took as a high compliment. 

There's more Pinup Girl to come including more ways to style this skirt!

What I Wore
Scarves: Vintage
 Shoes: Baitfootwear
Purse: c/o Sourpuss  
Petticoat: c/o Unique Vintage (on sale!!)