Time to review some beauty products!  I've tested out drugstore make and high-end makeup.  Let's see which is worth the splurge and which is better to just save your money.  



Maybelline Lash Sensational $6.99: 

Pros: Great volume, nice brush

Cons: Not great length 

Benefit Roller lash $24: 

Pros: Great length and volume; Rubber brush separates lashed nicely



Blushed Nudes Palette in Nude $9.99: 

Pros: Spectacular arrangement of colors.

Cons: Doesn't have great pigment

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette $54:

Pros: Amazing  pigment, has a variety of color, comes with a nice brush 


The Verdict

Personally, I don't really really believe that you need to buy high-end makeup to look good, it's all about the application process that really matters. However, I do have to add that splurging on high-end makeup isn't bad , sometimes the one that is more expensive is better. Just remember, you can still look just as good if not better in drugstore makeup as well.

XOXO, MADDY For more info check out my blog

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New Year; New trends!  I've got some of the hottest trends this year for you right here!  Spoiler alert:  color, color, color!  


1. A peak of color

Colorful hair is here to stay!  Instead of making the bright statement out loud try the hidden boom factor!  Check it out and prepare to feel some hair envy.  


2. French with a twist

French tips are back but this time, they're more edgy and colorful!  Check out the looks some of the designs!


3. Rainbow eyebrows

It's the year of colorful everything!  Don't believe?  Check out these gorgeous eyebrows!  


4. Glitter everything!

Time to glitter everywhere from your hair to your lips.  Add a bit of sparkle everyday!  


5. Blue lids

Look cool in the latest blues.  Trend alert straight from Glamour.

Which beauty look will you be rocking this year?

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It's time for another round of fun quizzes!  Let's see if you were meant to be in the limelight or has what it takes to run the world like Queen Bey.  


1. What is your Hollywood Job?

Are you the star of the show, the boss behind the camera, or the jack of all trades helpful assistant?  Find out your Hollywood story here!  


2. Test your makeup product knowledge

Are you the ultimate makeup expert?  Test yourself and see if you can spot the most expensive item on the list!  


3. What's Your Super Power?

You've probably thought about what it would be like to have super powers or answered the question "if you could have any super power what would it be?".  Now it's time to find out what super power matches your strengths!  Go forth and use your power for good!  


4. What should your Disney name be?

Are you a classic Belle, an adventurest Simba, or the newest Elsa?  Find out your Disney name here!


5. How Beyoncé Are You?

We can't all be the Queen Bey but we can sure dream to be.  Find out your Beyoncé percentage here!


Take the quizzes and share your results in the comments below !

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One more semester until summer!  Can you feel the sun on your face and the sand between your toes?  Well, before you have fun in the sun you gotta study, study, study!  I've got some hacks to make studying effective and increase that GPA of yours! 


1. Cold Turkey & SelfControl

Block distracting sites while you're studying or writing that 20-page paper.  Got a PC?  Try Cold Turkey!  Working on your Mac?  SelfControl is for you!


2. Cornell Notes

Simple and effective.  Learn more about Cornell Notes here!  


3. Quizlet

Flashcards and test from all around the world right at your fingertips!  Look up your subject now.  


4. Bench Prep

Practice makes perfect.  Bench Prep has tons of standardized test you can try out!


5. Mathe Alarm Clock

Can't study if you can't get out of bed!  Make sure that 15-minute nap doesn't turn out to be a 6-hour sleep.  Try it on iOS!


Share your studying tips in the comments below!

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Let's start this year with right with some love!  Great ready to give a round of awwwwwws!  


1. Beary cute dogs

Barks like a dog but fluffs like a bear!  These dogs who could pass for bears are so adorable they are sure to put a smile on your face!


2. Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector

For all you cat lovers out there without cats, this app is made for you!  Download it here on iOS and Google Play!


3. Functional & Cute

Surround yourself with the cutest items in your home.  Make mundane task fun with the cutest products!  


4. Bunnymama

Follow Moo, Oli & Taffy on Instagram and you'll be smiling daily thanks to their cute fluffy faces!  


5. Extra Gum: The Story of Sarah & Juan

Watch a love grow right before your eyes with Extra Gum's commercial.  Extra Gum, sticking to your shows and our hearts.

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Welcome to #HerStory: a monthly installment of stories highlighting the personal journeys that led your fellow Vinties to sell, buy and swap on Vinted. 


#HERstory - meet Katia

  • Name: Katia @
  • Currently killin' it in: Old Fort, NC
  • Vintie since: December 2013

Every since I was little I always liked the idea of boarding school. As a young child I think the connection was to being able to live with friends and have everything I need right next to me. As a grew up I began to realize that my little kid dream wasn't unrealistic or childish. Honestly, going to a boarding school would most likely increase my chances of going to a good college and from there, having a job that I actually want.

In my last year of Middle School I began the journey. I spent several days touring schools in New England. I finally picked my top five schoosl and applied to each of them.  It wasn't until i was accepted into 4/5 of my choices that I realized my child hood dream was actually going to happen.

The summer before my freshman year was a challenge. I worked four days a week (for the first time ever) on the family farm. I knew that I couldn't rely on just my family to pay for my education. I made a GoFundMe to raise money for buying books and school supplies. The money I made over the summer would be used for anything during the school year. If I wanted to go to the movies, or Starbucks, Target, Shopping etc. that would come out of my own pocket.

Sometimes I really want to go to the movies with my BFF but I say no because I'm determined to save up for future school books, a car, and necessities.  When I found Vinted in my freshman year, it was like an early gift! I've always been a thrift store shopper so Vinted was the perfect thing! Vinted helped me make the money so I could finally say "yes!" to a night out with the girls. 


HERjourney to Vinted

I'm now in my Junior year and I'm doing incredible. Last year I ran into quite a few bumps along the road, but I've resolved some things in my own life and I'm having one of the best years of my life. Vinted has supported me almost unknowingly. Without the extra cash I've made here, I would most likely not even be at Dublin School now. Tuition is a huge money sucker, but most of my Vinted money goes towards school books and supplies.

Katia's Journey

Without Vinted, I wouldn't be where I am now. It's been a struggle but I know I can always rely on Vinted to help me get the extra cash I so desperately need for school books and tuition. Thank you to all the Vinties out there who've purchased from me and supported me through just being there to talk on the forums etc. I couldn't have done it without you!


Being online makes a huge impact! The quicker you reply to a message or comment, the more likely you are to catch a buyer when they're in the shopping mode. Make sure to take really good pictures. They don't have to be modeled or on a mannequin, just make sure there's natural lighting and the item is completely visible. When you read ISO forums definitely comment with relavent items.

Participate everywhere on the forums because you never know when someone will see your name and just decide to click on it.

Lastly, price things reasonably. Consider the brand, quality, condition, demand, original price, and the reason you want to sell it (is there a flaw?) etc.


When I dress up I like to look sleek and sexy. On a usual day, however, you'll find me in my school dress code which consists of a collared shirt and dress pants. On the weekends and when I'm on breaks, I like to wear dresses, leggings with long solid colored shirts and long necklaces, or jeans with a tee or tank and cardigan, or scarf. Simple usually, but when I get dresses up I like to go all out! Bring on the heels, makeup (I usually go all natural), jewelry, and one drop dead gorgeous dress.

  • Anthropology
  • UO
  • Joe Jeans
  • AG
  • Lucky Brand

Top 5 Brands

Really I love the thrifting more than any specific brand, but I like the brands listed because they're good quality and they fit my body/style well. However they're on the pricier side so I pretty much go into the dressing room, try things on, ogle the fabulous pieces and then I look for those things when I thrift.

Share the love for Katia in the comments below! 

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