Monday, July 30, 2012

RedRock Challenge: Studded Lunch Date

Hey guysssss!

So I recently heard about the
RedRock Challenge over at their blog.
It's pretty similar to the ASOS Blogger Challenge I did before so I thought I'd give it a try.

You have to pick one or more items from their
website or from the ASOS marketplace and show how you will style the whole look. Afterwards, you have to make a blog post about your creation and explain a little bit about the outfit.

It ends on midnight, July 31st UK time. So I'm not really sure if I'll make it.
But hopefully I do! ;]


Anyways, here is my STUDDED LUNCH DATE look.

I took RedRock's
High Waist Studded Shorts and paired it with RedRock's Vintage Studded Green Shirt.
I think having studs on both pieces makes it uniform.

I've also really been into color blocking so I incorporated a lot of colors in this ensemble.
I added the light pink blazer over the green top and blue bottoms.
And for the shoes, I paired the outfit with orange-yellow lace up shoes.

I accessorized by stacking a cross and leather wrap bracelet together.
I also added a cocktail ring and a double chained ring.
For the bag, I got a nude color cross body bag.

This is my perfect "lunch date" outfit. It's cute and comfy at the same time.
And you'll be free to move around.

What's your ideal lunch date look?

follow me: @MyLifeAsCarrie
like me:
Read My Life As Carrie
add me: Carrie

Thursday, July 26, 2012 I'm a four-eyed college girl!

Vision and Fashion the Frugal Way is the ultimate goal of Firmoo, the world's most popular online eyeglasses store.
Firmoo has always committed itself to providing customers with high-quality and fashionable eyewear at the most affordable prices.

Antonio from Firmoo kindly gave me the chance to review one of their eyeglasses.
I've been wearing glasses ever since I was in 4th grade. (I know that's kind of bad.)
So I was extremely excited to receive a new pair.
Plus, I've been thinking about getting wayfarer shaped glasses so this review couldn't have come at a more perfect time!


I chose to get the Full Frame Plastic Eyeglasses.
I was so surprised to see that it only costs $8.00.
That's so crazy considering that I purchased my current glasses for $250.
It's a very good deal that no one can definitely pass up.
You don't need to pay extra to add your prescription.

The shipping was fast. My glasses were delivered in about a week.
It was packaged fairly well.

The package includes:

-eyeglass case
-eyeglass bag
-micro-fiber lens cloth
-one screwdiver
-extra screws

I was so excited when I saw that they gave me a screwdriver with extra screws just because I'm notorious for breaking my glasses.
For some reason, my screws ALWAYS seem to come undone. (and at the most unfortunate times too!)


These glasses are super duper comfortable.
It's extremely lightweight. And it fits amazingly well!
I love how it doesn't leave a mark on my nose unlike my old glasses.
It's the perfect retro look that I was hoping for.
It also matches my cute outfits. That's DEFINITELY a plus!!!
These glasses are going to be perfect for when I start college.


Firmoo has recently launched a program offering free eyewear to first-time buyers.
They made it very easy to get your free eyewear. Plus, the delivery is pretty fast!
All you have to is click
here to get your FREE pair.

What are you waiting for? GO GO GO!

follow me: @MyLifeAsCarrie
like me:
Read My Life As Carrie
add me: Carrie

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

'Tis The Summer Holiday in July Coupon Code

Just a reminder for you guys!
Tomorrow is the last day to use this coupon code.
Take advantage and get everything you want from SkinCareRx.

Happy Shopping!!!

follow me: @MyLifeAsCarrie
like me: Read My Life As Carrie
add me: Carrie

Sunday, July 22, 2012

NYX: Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer Jar


When I saw the huge NYX booth at IMATS, I kind of got a bit too excited.
I looooove NYX products because not only are they affordable, but they are of good quality as well.


I was actually surprised that I didn't go too crazy -- I only bought 3 items.

- Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer
- Stay Matte but Not Flat Liquid Foundation
- Rogue Cream Blush

Although, I'm actually kicking myself for not getting some of their jumbo lip and eye pencils. (Stupid move, Carrie!)


Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer Jar

Our Concealer Jars are back and ready to hide the villains of dark circles and blemishes stronger than ever! We supply concealers in all shades with an improved formula providing long-lasting full coverage. A moisture-rich, emollient formula designed to conceal discoloration, dark circles and blemishes. Applied with a brush, the concentrated concealer goes on like a dream.

I got it in the shade, CJ04 Beige.
I was kind of iffy about it first because for me, my MAC NW25 is the one and only concealer.
However, when I applied this on my face, I was really surprised at how great it works.
It's very concentrated and highly pigmented. One swipe is enough to cover my dark circles.


It is smooth and long-lasting.
I was really surprised at how easily it glides on.
It's very light and leaves a natural look.
It gives me medium to heavy coverage. It does a great job at concealing my dark spots on my face.
It's thick but also a bit creamy. It lightens and brightens up my face, which is a plus!

I love this product!!! I am so happy that I didn't hesitate to buy it.
I am definitely going to repurchase.

What's your current concealer? Have you guys tried the NYX Concealer Jar? How did you like it?

follow me: @MyLifeAsCarrie
like me:
Read My Life As Carrie
add me: Carrie

On My Bucket List: Skydiving

Next on my bucket list is...


My brother-in-law told me and my little brother that he'd take us skydiving when we turn 18.
Hopefully I'll go this year since I turned 18 3 months ago. :D


follow me: @MyLifeAsCarrie
like me:
Read My Life As Carrie
add me: Carrie

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

£100 ASOS Blogger Challenge

Have you guys heard of the £100 ASOS Blogger Challenge over at The Discount Coder blog?

It's such a fun and unique giveaway.
To enter, all you have to do is create a rocking outfit worth £100 or less.
You can use absolutely any item from, as long as the whole look sums up to £100 or less.

I admit I had a pretty hard time choosing the items to make my outfit.
I think I was browsing for a good hour and half.
I ended up making 3 full outfits. I couldn't decided which to use so I had to ask my sisters for their opinion.

And we all agreed on this ensemble...


I am a big fan of the bare mid-drift look completed with a bralet paired with a high-waisted bottom.
I also love pastel colors which is why I incorporated it into my look.
This ensemble is girly, edgy, and bohemian all at the same time.


ASOS Denim Bra Top With Love Heart Patch

I chose this denim bralet because it can match pretty much anything.
I can also wear it many different ways.


Oh My Love Peplum Mini Skirt

I am so fond of the peplum trend.
It's super pretty and elegant which is why I chose this piece.
Mint is the color of the summer and it looks really good with the denim bralet.
It adds feminine touch to the outfit.


Mags & Pye Rainbow Kimono Jacket

To add a pop of color in this ensemble, I went for this bright tri-colored kimono cover-up.
I found it in the sale section for only £16.50.
I think it brings the whole outfit together.


ASOS LOVEBOAT Boat Shoes with Heart Detail

For the shoes, I chose this yellow boat shoes.
Since I live in LA, my family and I love to walk around.
So staying comfortable is my number one priority when it comes to dressing up.
This boat shoes is simple but still very cute.


ASOS Nude Quilted Lock Across Body Bag

I'm not really a purse kind of girl.
I hate having to hold my bag when I'm out.
Which is why I always opt for a cross body bag.
It's just easier to move around.
This nude body bag is neutral and easy to carry.

And of course, an outfit wouldn't be complete without accessories.


ASOS sunflower Headband

In the spirit of summer, I decided to add this sunflower headband to the ensemble.
It's bright and fun.


ASOS Whistle Charm Necklace

This is the last piece to my look.
I loooove the look of stacked necklaces -- short ones over long ones.
There's just something about it that completes an outfit.

After calcuting all the prices of these items, the total comes down to...
(drum roll, please)

= £99.50

We were able to put together a cute and trendy look without going over our budget. We even have £.50 to spare.
GREAT JOB, you guys!!!

So this is my entry for the £100 ASOS Blogger Challenge. Wish me luck! :)
What do you guys think?

You still have time to enter. The challenge ends on July 31, 2012.
So go go go and create your best look yet. :D

follow me: @MyLifeAsCarrie
like me:
Read My Life As Carrie
add me: Carrie

Simply Beach £50 Gift Card Giveaway -- CLOSED

Read My Life As Carrie is teaming up with Simply Beach to give all of you guys the chance to win a £50 gift card to


Simply Beach specializes in swimwear and lingerie.
They carry different ranges of swimsuits (for men and women) -- different colors, styles, and shapes.
They carry over 94 designer brands which includes Calvin Klein, DKNY, Hurley, Nike, Quicksilver, Roxy, etc.
They also offer a plus size, maternity, and mastectomy selection.

Here are some of my picks:


O Neill Triangle Bikini


Rip Curl Aloha Bandeau Bikini


Roxy Zig Zag Stripe Scooter Bikini


Sie Lei Mare Portofino Underwired Padded Bikini


Sie Lei Mare Tahiti Soft Bandeau Bikini

However, if you're not comfortable with wearing a bikini, Simply Beach also has a wide range of one piece swimsuit selection.

Banana Moon Melody Berny | Miraclesuit Top Trends Jo Jo | Seafolly Avant Garden Twist Bandeau Maillot | Miraclesuit Must Have Barcelona | Seafolly Lola Rose Maillot

They also carry a lot of really cute cover-ups:

Seafolly Havana Polynesia Playsuit | Gottex Flowers Stem Bow Dress | Protest Odiela Dress | Seaspray Shirt | Ted Baker Rose Bug Haree Jumpsuit

And of course, as I have mentioned before, lingeries:

Fantasie Lingerie Samantha Suspender | Verdissima Lingerie Fiore Plunge Chemisee | Lepel Lingerie Bouquet Basque


One of you will win a £50 gift card to

How to enter:

All you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter form below.
You must do all the mandatory entries before getting to the extra ones.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This is an International giveaway.
It will end on August 3, 2012, 9:01 pm, PST.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

D.I.Y: Slashed leggings (Kylie Jenner Inspired)

Like everyone else, Keeping Up With The Kardashians is my #1 guilty pleasure.
I record all the new episodes every Sunday night.

They're just a crazy family that's really funny to watch.
But aside from their insane drama issues, I also love to see all the cute clothes that the Kardashians/Jenners wear on the show. (Hey, you have to admit, that family sure knows how to dress up.)

I think my favorite style out of all of them would be Kourtney Kardashian's and Kylie Jenner's.
They have more of a preppy vibe going on.




I saw Kylie Jenner's leggings on their Dominican Republic family vacation episode.
She had on plain black leggings that had slashed slits on each side.
I love how edgy and rocker-ish it looks, especially when worn with black combat boots.

I tried looking for a pair in my local shopping stores but I was unlucky.
So I decided to just make my own.
Here is a D.I.Y on how to make your own slashed leggings...


What you will need:

• a pair of old black leggings (or any color you want)
• a pair of sharp scissors


Fold the leggings lengthwise.
Make sure that the back side is on the inside of the fold, which means that the front part of the leggings is on the outside. (I really hope you guys get what I mean.)
Make sure to align the sides nicely.


You can start the slits anywhere you want.
Start cutting both legs so you will have an even line on both sides.
You determine how long you want the slits to be.
I did about 2 inches. (Keep in mind that your leggings are folded so the slit will be longer once you unfold it.)


Continue cutting slits all the way down the leggings.
It's up to you how big of a space you want between each slit.
HOWEVER, as you cut down, make sure to minimize the length of the cuts you make. (You wouldn't want huge slits on your calf area, right?)


Aaaand VOILA!

This is the finished look.
It doesn't look exactly like Kylie Jenner's but I think it's pretty close.
I can't wait to start wearing these with my black combat boots and over sized knitted sweaters during the winter time.
It's going to look soooo cute!

I hope you guys enjoyed this D.I.Y! If you tried it out, let me know how it turned out. :D

follow me: @MyLifeAsCarrie
like me:
Read My Life As Carrie
add me: Carrie

Sunday, July 15, 2012

On My Bucket List: Flying a paper lantern

First on my bucket list is...


flying a paper lantern.
Must feel so freeing!

Happy Sunday!

follow me: @MyLifeAsCarrie
like me: Read My Life As Carrie
add me: Carrie

Thursday, July 12, 2012

HotSpot: Universal CityWalk

The one place my family and I LOOOOOVE to go to is Universal CityWalk.
It's very family friendly and there's always something to do there.

CityWalk has a strip of shops -- Abercrombie & Fitch, ANGL, Billabong, Guess Accessories, Lids, Skechers, etc -- and restaurants -- Bubba Gump, Buca Di Peppo, Hard Rock Cafe, Johnny Rockets, Tony Roma's, Wolfgang Puck Bistro, etc -- that will surely keep the whole family busy the whole day.

There's also a movie theater there that plays the newest movies out.
What could be better than that?










The day that I went, MTV was having a Rock of Ages Sneak Peek event.
It was a lucky day because I got to watch it for free!



Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Malin Akerman, and Rock of Ages Director, Adam Shankman shared a bit of their experience filming the movie.





I didn't really stay the whole time. I went along and continued shopping with my sister!

Have you guys ever been to Universal CityWalk? What's your favorite store/restuarant?

DON'T FORGET TO JOIN MY Shabby Apple Giveaway!!! You can win a $50 gift card which you can use to purchase absolutely anything from the website. :D

follow me: @MyLifeAsCarrie
like me: Read My Life As Carrie
add me: Carrie