Monday, March 28, 2016

Kylie Lip Kit!

When Kylie Jenner first started becoming more popular and rivaling her famous Kardashian sisters, she focused a lot on her look by accentuating her lips. At first, I wasn't a huge fan of her overly plumped lips, but after a while, she started wearing some really awesome and flattering lip colors and I became slightly obsessed with her look. I had to get those lip colors in my hands, so I was so excited when she announced her own line of matte lip colors.

They've gone on sale so many times for months now, but each time, all the kits sold out in minutes! I tried and tried and tried to get my hands on them, but with the high volume of people ordering them, the website would time out often and would quickly sell out of products. People were selling kits on Ebay for double the price because of the high demand! Desperate to get Kylie's look, I researched and bought similar shades of the matte liquid lipstick just so I could get the color, but they never came close to the colors in Kylie's kit.

But then last week, my best friend, Natalie, texted me letting me know the kits were on sale, and I got on the website ASAP.

It's a good thing she let me know, because I finally was one of the lucky ones to get a Kylie Lip Kit!! The demand was still high so I was only able to order Dolce K. I'm a big fan of brown undertones so I thought it would be the good color for me regardless.

There are a lot of pros from the product and some issues I had with it. Let's get into it...

Color: It's important to know that the colors really look different on different skin tones! I loved Dolce K, but I didn't anticipate it being so dark and as brown as it was. I'm fairly light skinned so it was a deeper color on me than it is on tanner people. I'm definitely going to try to get Candy K for a more pinkish hue.

The Liquid: The color is very pigmented. You could cover your entire lips with one swipe, which is awesome. It dries matte and stays on for a LONG time. I'm talking all day. I ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner with it on and only had to reapply after dinner.

Usually, matte liquid lipsticks tend to dry out your lips so I was expecting this from Kylie's lipstick too, but her formula actually dried out my lips to an extreme. My lips were super dry, even more than how dry they are when I use matte lipstick from other brands like NYX.

The smell of the liquid is really cute. It smells like the vanilla flavor Lip Smackers we all used to get in 8th grade. I can't quite decide if the smell is nostalgic or a reminder of my awkward pre-teen years. But at least the scent doesn't linger when you put the lipstick on.

The Liner: I usually don't wear lip liner when I'm putting my face together, but I was pleasantly surprised with how buttery this lip liner was. It glided on so smoothly on my lips and kept the lipstick in place. The liner, also, lasted on my lips for a very long time and I didn't have to reapply it.

Packaging: I loved the packaging of the Kylie Lip Kit! The dripping lip color on lips logo is so edgy and fun. It just screams fun and youthful and it's something I can definitely get on board with. The packaging box also had the drip decal on it...I immediately knew what that package was when I saw it in the mail. I also enjoyed the note that came with the kit, which is printed, but in Kylie's handwriting. I think it added a nice personal touch to the product.

Overall, I would recommend purchasing Kylie's Lip Kit! I give it an A- only losing points for how much it dried out my lips. But nothing that a little moisturizer can't fix. You can buy your lip kit at, but make sure you go on a few minutes before they go on sale so you won't be disappointed when it sells out in 1.2 seconds. The next time they will be on sale again is today March 28, 2016 at 4pm PST. 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Dolce Vita for Target.

Dolce Vita has always been a leader in trendy shoe wear and I've always loved their designs, but sometimes, their costs can be a little pricey. There's nothing worse than seeing a shoe you love and finding out it costs more than what you can afford! That's why I am so excited that Dolce Vita has collaborated with Target to bring a line of shoes and even more excited to see that this less expensive shoe line has pieces that are extremely similar to DV original designs! There are a lot of same details and patterns in the DV for Target line so you can snag a super cool style for prices you'd never see from DV.

I copped these beauties for a cool $25! I love the style of these sandals and the modern zig zag print.

I never really liked mixing black with tan/brown colors, but I like the juxtaposition of the black and white print with the tan heel.

There are so many styles from sandals to booties! Here are the DV for Target shoes compared to the original Dolce Vita designs. Click any of the photos to shop the looks now!



DV For Target, $22.99
Dolce Vita, $90.00

Netted Design

DV For Target, $24.99
Dolce Vita, $200.00

Nya vs Noa Booties


DV For Target. $34.99
Dolce Vita, $160.00

Fringe Booties

DV For Target, $37.99
Dolce Vita, $200.00

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Five Spring 2016 Fashion Essentials.

Today marked the first day of Spring and nothing excites me more about a new season is the introduction of new fashion styles and trends! It's getting warmer so its time to store your sweaters away and bring out your short sleeves.

I'm bringing you guys 5 new trends that are in this season and how you can cop them in any piece of your wardrobe. Don't worry...I'm not going to say florals, because, as Miranda Priestly says, "Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking". It's typical, and Taltalsays is anything but!

So here we go, 5 spring trends that your closet needs. Shop all these looks by clicking the photos!!

1. Button Front Skirts: I love when fashion from different eras comes back into style and these skirts are totally reminiscent of the 90's. They're really fresh when paired with light tops. I personally like them in denim, but there are so many different styles perfect for all tastes.

Forever 21 Suede Skater Skirt, $37.90
Mossimo Supply Co., $19.99
H&M Twill Skirt, $29.99

2. Ring Details: I've been seeing a lot of details in clothing, handbags, and jewelry with metal rings and I think its really chic. I love them in jewelry, especially in chokers, which are also really in fashion right now. I'm loving these piece.

Air Sign LA Full Moon Choker. $120
Banana Republic Italian Vachetta Bucket Bag, $118
Rue Gembon Hadara Gold Collar, $58

3. Bold Drop Earrings: Statement necklaces are out and bold drop earrings are in! Drop earrings with pops of color are really great ways to spice up an outfit. It can also greatly compliment your makeup and bring your whole look together.


H&M Large Earrings, $9.99
House of Harlow 1960 Anza Drop Earrings, $68
Baublebar Nolita Drops, $38

4. Off the Shoulder: Off the shoulder tops and dresses are a fun bohemian inspired trend that's really figure friendly and can make you look like you just walked out of New York Fashion Week. I'm excited about this trend, because when I wear it, I no longer have to worry about getting strappy tan lines!

Topshop "Livi" Off the Shoulder Top, $60
Three of Something Formlines Reservoir Top, $154
Lovers + Friends Life's a Beach Top, $139

5. Stripes: Stripes are EVERYWHERE this Spring. They're in shoes, they're in tops, they're even in swimwear! I love a good laid back, striped button down top paired with a button front skirt. Two trends in one. Try to explore colors when wearing stripes, don't just stick to black and white! I, for one, am keen on pink and white stripes.


Forever 21 Lace Up Striped One Piece, $24.90
Lulu's Atlantic Seaboard Striped Black Peep Toe, $23
Forever 21 Contemporary Striped Top, $15.90

Happy spring and happy shopping everyone! 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Gold & Geo Terrariums.

I'm always trying to elevate my style, whether it's my clothes or with my home decor, so during my latest (weekly :P) trip to Target, I saw these super modern gold terrariums and I thought to myself that I just had to have them. After all, I was thinking that my bedroom could use some plants in it to add a fresh element. You can add some freshness to your home with a terrarium too with a few easy steps.

First, get a terrarium. The ones I saw at Target come in two different sizes and I started off buying the smaller sized one, thinking it would be a good small accent, but when I brought it home, I had instant regret on the size knowing I couldn't fit more than two plants in there. Obviously, I went back to buy the bigger sized one, and decided to keep the small one anyway. I love gold accents and I love modern geometrical silhouettes so I knew I could figure out something to do with it. Spoiler alert: I did.

Click the photo to shop this piece. 

Next, build your terrarium! I did mine in the larger sized piece. I decided to plant succulents in it, because they're really low maintenance and I can be forgetful about watering plants. Succulents are easy to maintain, they require sunlight and you only need to water them once every 1-2 weeks. I went to Lowe's and Home Depot to pick out the certain succulents I wanted, but I'm telling you all in advance, their selection is small! I ended up at Armstrong Gardening Center, where they had a bigger selection. You can totally get fake ones too.

To create visual interest, I mixed succulents with different heights, colors, and textures. These tall ones had red accents on them and the flowery ones had distinguishable purple and green colors. My favorite one, though, is the aloe plant, which has a textured white pattern on it! I loved it and I think all of them together compliment each other.

Much to my surprise, you can't just dump dirt in the terrarium and add the plants in. You have to create a drainage system for the water. To do that, start by adding 1 inch of pebbles. I found a bag of pebbles at Dollar Tree. Next, cut out that you use for screen doors and windows, found at any hardware cover the pebbles. You can also add activated charcoal on top of the netting to keep the terrarium from causing odors, but I didn't because succulents don't really have that effect. It just depends on what type of plants you use.

Then you just add the plants! Mix them up to create balance with their heights and spread the colors out. Voila!

After I set up the large terrarium, I had to figure out what to do with the smaller one. Instead of adding more plants to it, I stuck a candle in it and made it into a really cool candle holder! I heated up the bottom of the candle a little to melt the wax and have it stick to the bottom of the terrarium.

To the two pieces, I placed a gold geometrical picture frame I received last Christmas with a picture of my boyfriend and I from our stint at the NAACP Image Awards. I was so please with how the frame matched the design of the terrariums. Get the frame here!

The three pieces together adds a stylish element to my room and it was such an easy look to achieve. I hope you all venture out and try new things to spruce up your home decor, perhaps starting with a terrarium! 

Monday, March 7, 2016

70s Vibes.

I love when fashion from different eras come back in style, and I'm loving that this season various pieces from the 90s and the 70s are back! This weekend, I recreates a 70s look during a visit to LACMA with some pretty basic pieces, and I really liked the way it turned out.

I've always stuck to skinny jeans ever since I can remember, but I found some really cute flare jeans and thought, "why not shake it up and change up my look?". They are actually a lot more comfortable than my skinnies. I almost can't believe I waited this long to try a different jean cut.

I paired my new jeans with a ringer tee that I found at Cotton On, which has a 2 for $25 sale on tee shirts going on right now. Everyone knows how much I love LA, so when I saw this shirt I knew I had to have it. It's a cute little pun. Ringer tees are quintessential 70s. I can imagine people back then wearing them on the beach or to a roller rink ha ha!

I completed my look with a simple bright orange-ish red lip, modern aviator sunnies, and cognac colored platforms. Lips brought to you by NARS matte pencil in Red Square.

Shop my look here by clicking the images here!