Saturday, March 31, 2012

Spring Break -- Suit Up: If you've got it, flaunt it

It's SPRING BREAK you guysss!!!
This means beach, beach, beach, and more beach... hahaha.

The weather here in LA has been kind of gloomy lately though.
But no worries, that doesn't stop up us California girls from soaking up the sun. (or should I say clouds? haha.)

Here is your guide to the perfect bathing suit this coming summer season...



My picks: 1, 7, 9
(the big picture is #1)

Monokinis are really in.
It's not fully exposing the stomach which is perfect for me.
I prefer a monokini over a bikini. LOL.
It's not too revealing but it's still sexy.



My picks: 2, 3, 5, 7
(the big picture is #1)

Bandeau bikinis are really cute too.
It won't leave a weird strap tan line. It's the perfect style to wear if you're tanning.



My picks: 6, 10
(the big picture is #1)

I really like #6. (the pink tube top monokini)
It's cute and girly. I like how it has the cutout on the sides.
I also like the ruffles on the yellow bikini top on #10.
The color's bright and the ruffles adds more girly-ness to the suit.



My picks: 1, 6, 7, 10
(the big picture is #1)

Tankinis are also a great alternative to bikinis.
It's perfect for those of you who are a bit conscious and conservative.
You can dress it up with a cute cover up. :D



My picks: 1, 4, 9
(the big picture is #1)

Florals are probably one of my favorite prints ever!!!
You can never go wrong with florals. They're fun and lively.
I like to mix & match florals with other patterns..
It just works with absolutely everything.

This summer I think I'm gonna try monokinis. They're cute and they look different.

Where to buy the best swimsuits? Any recommendations?

Which one do you like the best?! Are you a bikini or one-piece kind of gal?

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday to Read My Life As Carrie!!!

Wow, I have been super busy that I didn't even realize that Read My Life As Carrie turned 2 years old 6 days ago!!!
Gahhh, how could I have forgotten my beloved blog's birthday!!!

Anyways, let's celebrate by feeding our eyes with these super yummy looking birthday treats ...




Birthday Cheese cake cupcakes =)







I want to thank you guys for making my 2 years here in the blogging world very memorable.
I still remember the day I decided to start Read My Life As Carrie.
It's crazy to think that it's already been 2 years!!!
Time really does fly by in a blink of an eye.


Another announcement... Sammy and I decided to extend my
Shoetopia Giveaway for another 2 weeks!!!
So you guys still have enough time to enter.
It will now end on April 14, 2012.


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Product Review: Revlon Custom Eyes Mascara

My everyday makeup routine consists of concealer, mascara, bronzer, blush, and chapstick.
I don't like to pack on make up because I hate feeling like I have cakey skin.
Less is more, that's for sure!


My current mascara is the Revlon Custom Eyes Mascara.
You can get it at any drugstore for only $8.99.
It comes in 3 colors: blackest black, black, and blackened brown.

2 gorgeous lash looks. 1 genius brush.
The innovative brush has adjustable bristles so you can amp up length & drama or get all-out length & definition.

New Revlon CustomEyes™ Mascara is the first Revlon mascara that offers two gorgeous lash looks with one genius brush. The innovative brush has adjustable bristles to amp up length & drama or for all-out length & definition.

I didn't really like it at first just because I felt like it clumped my eyelashes together.
It also tends to stain my undereye after a period of time which is one of the cons of this product.
But when I started using it everyday, it grew on me. Haha.
I've gotten used to using it that I'm already on my 2nd tube!!! :D


This mascara combines length and volume!
The brush has 2 sides that helps make your eyelashes long and voluminous.
This is the length and drama side of the brush.
I usually apply one coat of this first to both of my lashes.


Here is a before and after of my lashes.

After applying one coat, you can already see the difference in the length.
You can also see that it sort of separated my lashes a bit.


This is the length and definition side of the mascara.
After applying one coat of the length and drama, I then apply 2 light coats of the length and definiton.
I try to refrain from putting on a lot of coats because that's when it starts to clump and flake.


Here is another before and after look of my lashes after applying both sides of the mascara.

It's fuller and more defined. It's also more black in color.
After 2 coats, I stroke my lashes from the root to the tip by using only the ends of the brush.
It helps separate them from each other.


The Revlon CustomEyes Mascara works pretty decent.
It's not the best product out there, but it's very manageable.
However, I think it's a bit too expensive for its so-so quality.

Overall, I give it a 6.5 out of 10.

Have you guys tried this mascara? How did you like it?

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Vantage Point Vintage & a 10% off coupon code


Who doesn't love vintage clothing?
Vantage Point Vintage is an online store that offers aa variety of fine vintage clothes and accessories.

They were kind enough to give us all 10% coupon code to their store.
All you have to do is order the code readmylifeascarrie at check out.
You can use this code whenever you want -- everytime you purchase something, punch in the code for a 10% off!
They also have free shipping worldwide. That's definitely a plus!!!
















Don't forget to enter the code readmylifeascarrie when you're checking out. :D

The banner is on my sidebar. Just click on it and it will take you straight to Vantage Point Vintage. Have fun shopping!!!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

YouTube: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Sneak Peek

This was on Yahoo today when I logged on and I couldn't contain my excitement.
I just HAD TO share it with those of you are TwiHards!

I am so excited for this movie. Can't wait for November to come!!!

Btw, who's going to watch The Hunger Games this friday?! I know I aaaaaammmm.

Enjoy :D

Saturday, March 17, 2012

My New Love...

Let me share with you guys the newest member of my closet...


The LOVE Royal Blue Chiffon Long Sleeve Dress from

I love the color of this dress! As you can see, the shade of blue is extremely vibrant.
This my first "little BLUE dress" so it's definitely my new favorite.
It's polyester material feels so soft and smooth on my skin.
The fit is also great! I am a small/medium and this dress fits me like a glove.


The sleeves are sheer.
It's garterized in the wrist area so it gives the whole "genie" effect to it.
The sleeves are a bit puffy which makes me love it even more!

It also cinches at the waist so it gives me a nice hourglass shape.
It's not too short but not too long either.

LOVE Royal Blue Chiffon Dress/Forever 21 Gray Knitted Cardigan/Forever 21 Flower necklace/Pleaser Black Lace Pumps

And of course, here's an outfit just for you guys...
I wore a gray knitted cardigan over just because the weather has been really chilly lately.
I wanted a to keep the focus on the dress so I kept the look really simple.
I wore a colorful flower necklace to add more color to the outfit.
Then I just wore my plain lace black heels.

And don't forget to take advantage of the dicount code READMYLIFE20 at
It expires on April 1, 2012. GO GO GO!

What's your newest addition to your closet?

A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.
~Sophia Loren

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Something Blue...


Stay tuned...

In Love With Fashion is giving you guys a discount on their new arrivals!
Just head on over to
In Love With Fashion and use the code READMYLIFE20 when you check out.
This discount code is valid till April 1, 2012!

Go and take advantage...

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Product Review: Revlon & Rimmel Lipsticks


Revlon Silver City Pink -- $7.99
Rimmel Heather Shimmer -- $3.69

I love the packaging of both these lipsticks. They're so cute and girly.
I love the purple plastic tube of the Rimmel lipstick.
It also has an engraved crown at the top which I find really cute.


The Revlon Silver City Shimmer is a nude pink with a bit of shimmer in it.
This lipstick is a pearl, so it has a frosty finish.
If you have fair light skin, this lipstick will look great on you.
It doesn't really compliment bronzey-tanned skin.
It has a matte finish once you put it on. So coating it with lip gloss is recommended.


The Rimmel Heather Shimmer is more of a brownish plum mauve color.
It's very pigmented. The color is very thick even if you just apply once coat.
It also has shimmer and it lasts for at least 3 hours. It's also very creamy.
It applies on very smoothly.
This particular lipstick has a powdery scent to it. Once you put it on, you'll be able to smell the fragrance. I was quite surprised by it.
I didn't know that it was scented.

Here is a swatch of both the lipsticks.

The silvery pink one in the top is the Revlon Silver City Pink.
And the plum color in the bottom is the Rimmel Heather Shimmer.


Have you guys purchased any of these colors? How did you like them?

If I walk outside without lipstick, I feel naked.
~Sofia Vergara

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

1 Pair of Little Black Booties, 5 different ways

I personally think that it's important to have staple pieces in your wardrobe that you can wear with anything.
Blacks, blues, grays, nudes -- these are basic colors that any girl MUST have in her closet.


I have been wanting a pair of black combat boots. They just look really cool and rock-ish. Haha.
So I got these (courtesy of Sammy from Shoetopia!) --
Soda Shoes Oxford Style High-Top Laces.
They are ONLY $16.49. Take it from me, it's definitely a steal!!!
They come in 3 different colors -- brown, black, tan.

*** *** ***

I put together 5 different outfits for you guys.
I want to show you how I would, personally, dress these oxford boots.

1. Coachella Ready!

Michiko London White Lace Top/Old Navy Jean Shorts/Forever 21 Sleeveless Cape/Soda Shoes Oxford High Tops/To Die For Jewellry Feather Earrings/H&M 3-ring Necklace

It's been a bit warm here in LA, so this outfit is perfect this time of year.
The black cape and the booties maked the look very rock-punk. It adds an edgy feel.
My sister and I are planning to attend Coachella this year and this outfit is PERFECT! :D

2. Feeling Vintage?

Forever 21 Lace Dress/BASS Denim Jacket/Soda Shoes Oxford High Tops/Colorful Beads Necklace/Dark Brown Oval Bangles

This outfit is very old and vintage looking.
The lace dress makes it fun and girly while the denim jacket, along with the booties, spices it up a bit.
It almost gives it a "bad-girl" feel.

3. Flirty Florals.

Floral Romper/Ann Taylor LOFT Crochet Outerwear/Soda Shoes Oxford High Tops/Forever 21 Bow Headband/Silver & Black Necklace

This springtime outfit will surely catch everyone's eyes.
This is my favorite pair of romper. I've worn them countless times, I'm surprised they're haven't ripped or anything.

4. Date Night.

Forever 21 Tribal Print Mini Dress/Brown Knitted Cardigan/Soda Shoes Oxford High Tops/3-set Brown Bangles/Different Handmade Tie Bracelets/Black Braided Belt

I would wear this on a date night with family or friends.
It's not too formal but not too casual either.
It may not look like it, but this cardigan is really really warm. I LOVE IT.

5. Dare to Wear.

Old Navy Button-Up Polo/Milly Jeans Corduroy Pants/Forever 21 Stripes Knitted Cover-up/Soda Shoes Oxford High Tops/Gold & Black Necklaces

This one, I think, is something a bit different. It's a bit daring to mix a rusty colored pair of jeans with a vibrant color striped knitted cardigan.
I opted for a plain button up polo shirt because there's already a lot going on with the cardigan and the jeans.
Keep the accessories simple with gold and black neclaces.


I know I say this A LOT, but I am TOTALLY in love with these booties. I've worn them 3 times ever since I got them.
I've also gotten so much compliments, it's insane.
All my friends love them, so I'm sure you will too.

Which one was your favorite outfit? Which look best describes you?

"I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."
~ Alexander McQueen

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