Friday, July 4, 2014

4th of July Nail+ Makeup+ Outfit!

Swimming, bonfires, barbecues and fireworks! Lots and lots of fireworks! It must be time for the Fourth of July! The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays because I love watching fireworks and spending time with friends and family. An explosion of beautiful colors in the sky is just so mesmerizing to me. Plus I love to celebrate living in a country where I have the freedom to be anyone and do anything I want with my life. I wanted to go all out this Fourth of July, so I decided to show my patriotism by being festive. I came up with a fireworks inspired nail design, festive makeup look and red, white and blue outfit. This fourth of July I'm going to be attending a barbecue, watching a fireworks show with my friend, Ciera and setting off fireworks with Ciera, my family and my boyfriend. It's going to be a blast! 

Firework Nails Design

You'll need a red, white and blue polish for this tutorial. 
Polishes Used:
Red Polish: Nicole by O.P.I. in Please Red-Cycle
White: Essie in the color Blanc
Blue: Sinful Colors in #1052 Endless Blue

You'll also need a top coat and dotting tool.
Products Used:
Top Coat: O.P.I.
Nail Dotter: Essence from Ulta

Step 1. Paint all of your nails white

Step 2. Place a dot in the top or bottom corner of your nail with your dotting tool

 Step 3. Place a circle of dots around the first dot with the dotting tool

Step 4. Draw lines around the circle of dots to finish creating your firework

Here is the finished look of the blue fireworks. Now repeat these steps with your red polish to create the red fireworks. Place the red fireworks on the other corner of your nails. It's okay if the colors overlap each other. 

Here is the complete finished look

Festive Makeup

Products Used:

BB Cream: Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream in Light/Medium

Setting Powder: Loreal Hydra Perfecte Loose Powder in #917 Light

Blue Eyeliner: Loreal Colour Riche Eyeliner in Cobalt
White Eyeliner: Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Pencil in #071 Pure White
Red Eyeliner: Rimmel London Lasting Finish Stay on Lip Contouring Pencil in #1000 Kisses

Mascara: Loreal Telescopic Mascara

Red Lipstick: Rimmel Show Off Lip lacquer in #401 Aurora

Red, White & Blue Outfit

Blue Belt- Target 

Red Capris- My moms closet 

Blue Crop Top- H&M 

White All Star Converse- Kohls

Red Bandana- Target

 My outfit incorporates pieces that I found in my own closet. I wanted to be festive while still being affordable, so I chose red, white and blue pieces. This is a great way to show your spirit without spending money on a new american flag shirt. Anyone can recreate this look with clothes from there own closets! 

How cute are these panda fireworks!? My boyfriend surprised me with them! #PandaPower

*If you recreate any of these looks send it to me on twitter or instagram using the hashtag  #JulyPanda*

I also made a You Tube video of my nails, makeup and outfit! Watch it NOW!

What are your plans for the 4th of July?

Sunday, June 22, 2014

You Tube

It's been awhile since I have made a blog post. This is because I have been very busy working on a project that I'm excited to finally be sharing with you guys! I have made my own You Tube Channel and will be posting videos every now and then. These videos will include an array of different subjects, such as: Vlogs, Tags, Beauty, Fashion, Fitness & Health. It will basically consist of anything I feel like filming. I still have a long ways to go with this channel in terms of design and set up, but I couldn't wait any longer to upload my first video! The video is just an intro video letting viewers get to know a little more about me. I'd really appreciate it if you guys check out my channel and video! (My channel is called Panda Raige, just like the name of this blog. ) Let me know what you think of it and maybe even subscribe if you want to see more! Click HERE to check it out now!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Tom Boy.

The 80's called and they want there style back! 

This summer a big trend that is making a come back are overalls. Now, overalls are one of those outfits where they are either loved or hated. I happen to love them. One, I think they are comfy and two you can dress them up or dress them down. With this outfit I chose to dress it down and was going for a tom boyish type of look. 

I started off with my overalls, which I found in my moms closet. When I asked her if she had a pair she could lend me, she laughed and told me she wore these when she was my age!

Not sure what to wear under your overalls? You can never go wrong with choosing a striped shirt. Mine is a navy colored, striped shirt from Old Navy. Recently I went shopping and bought two more striped shirts in pink and light blue to pair with my overalls.

 I paired my outfit with black converses to feel and look comfy and casual!

Oh, can't forget the hat to complete the look. I wore my hat backwards for extra bonus points!

Play time!!

 This girl is on FIRE!!!

Another way to style overalls is to unhook one strap. This allows more of your shirt to show and looks extra cute! Also, instead of wearing your hair down you can put it up into a side braid, to add a girly touch. 

Overalls- Moms Closet
Converse Shoes- Nordstrom
Striped Shirt- Old Navy
Sesame Street Animal Hat- Given to my by a friend

What do you think of overalls? And how do you like to style them?

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Dorm Room Tour

Can you guess which side is mine?? Read on to find out! :) 
Hint: the stuffed animals on the beds gives it away!

I finished my freshman year of college on May 16th and boy it went by fast! At my college, freshman are required to stay in the dorms for a year. Since I moved out of my dorm, I wanted to show y'all what my room looked like. Just for funsies! I think it's fun to see how people decorate their rooms and can give great ideas and room-spiration. Many dorms are very small and space has to be used wisely. There are also many restrictions on decorating, so hopefully this can give you some ideas on how to decorate your dorm.

I shared my dorm with my roommate Cleo. After filling out a survey about our personalities and interests, we were paired together. Choosing a random roommate can be daring because you never know who you're going to get. They might not have the same values as you and you might not end up getting along. I felt like this would be a fun adventure though and I took a chance. I'm so glad I did. I got along so well with my roommate and we didn't have any problems. We also had a lot in common such as the fact that we were both gymnasts. There was a long hallway to get to our dorm so sometimes we had handstand walking races. Also, we were both organized and liked to keep our room clean.

This is the front of our door. It was boring and plain, so we decorated it with sticky notes that say inspirational quotes and silly sayings.

Each dorm gets their own sink. We only had to share the toilet and shower with our suite-mates. Also, that door was the main door to our room.

Our room was connected to another room through a bathroom, so we shared a bathroom with our suite-mates. At many colleges there are two room choices. 1. Share a bathroom with suite-mates or 2. Share a bathroom with the whole hall.  To me, sharing a bathroom with a whole hall would be difficult because there are only so many showers and I'd probably have to shower at weird times. Also, I'd have to carry all of my clothes and shower stuff to the bathroom, which is a hassle. So if you're looking at staying in a college dorm, I'd recommend choosing the first option. Plus, if you lock yourself out of your room, you can ask your suite-mates if you can get into your room by going through their room and then the bathroom. I'm was always locking myself out of my room. You'd think by end of the year, I'd have learned better, but noooo. It was also nice because they had people that would clean our bathrooms every two weeks.

We had a blank wall so we used removable hooks to hang up our towels.

 We had a shelf above our sink, which held: Glad air freshener/ soap/ hand sanitizer/ lotion. 
Under the sink: Right side- Randa's stuff & Left side- Cleo's stuff

On the door their was a little holder where I kept my straightener. Then I had mouthwash and extra body wash/shampoo/conditioners incase I ran out. Then I had my pink shower caddy. It's essential when going to college to have a shower caddy. It'll make your life easier because it allows you to have all your showering essentials in one place. All you have to do is take it with you when taking a shower. In my shower caddy I have: body wash / shampoo / conditioner / face wash / shaving cream / a razor / shower cap / wash cloth / tooth brush/ tooth paste. ( I don't brush my teeth in the shower, it's just a handy place for me to store it :p)

 Across from the sink was our closet. My roommate got one side and I got the other half. 

In my closet, I had shoes lined up on the floor and then I had a hanging organizer. I recommend getting this because it creates a lot more space in the closet. This is where I kept my makeup, jewelry and hair products. 

 On this side I had my delicate clothes that needed to be on hangers. I also had a hamper and more shoes laid out on the floor. 

In between our closets was a built in wardrobe that we shared. I got half the drawers and Cleo got the other half. This is where I kept my workout clothes and delicates. 

Cleo and I stored our jackets in the wardrobe. Then I stored my nail polish, medicine and electronic cords on the top shelf. 

Here is an overview of my side of the room! I chose to lift my bed to the highest setting, so that I could have more room for storage. Also, I placed an extra chair in the room so guests had a place to sit when visiting. 

The room came with a dresser, which I stored sweats and t-shirts in.  Then on the desk I had: Red Vines/ alarm clock/ Bible / earphones/ care package from my parents.

Under my bed I had a mini fridge and a microwave.  My roommate and I shared these two appliances because there wouldn't have been enough room for us to both have them. Next to that I had a container filled with snacks. I had a meal plan so I didn't have to cook my own food. It was nice to have snacks though, especially when I'd have a late night study sesh. 

Here's my bed! :) I bought a chair pillow so that I could sit up on my bed and be comfy whilst doing homework. I also had my panda pillow pet to keep me company. His name is Tucker!  

A great way to decorate and brighten up a room is to add Christmas lights! We had lights strung all the way around our room. It gave our dorm a cozy feel and looked really cute!

Next to my bed, I had my desk.  This was the only part of my dorm that I really hated because it was squished in the corner. Under my desk I kept some magazines and the game, Apples to Apples. Then there was a compartment with a lock, where I kept my valuables, like my camera and my purse. 

On top of my desk I had: my computer/ a lamp/ headphone/ perfume/ glasses/ planner. The lamp was useful when my roommate wanted to sleep, but I still had homework to complete. 

At the foot of my bed, I had a small fan because it got really hot in our room. Then above my desk I had my heart collage. I have a tutorial on how to re-create this. Click HERE to find out how!  

Here is Cleo's side! As you can see our tastes are very different. 

In the corner she had a coffee maker that we shared. We got a ton of use out of it and by the end of each day I was practically sweating coffee. 

We had a little T.V. that she kept on her desk. We got this T.V. second semester, which is when I began to feel less motivated. This is probably the reason why! That T.V. was such a distraction. An even bigger distraction though, was Netflix. It was a problem! Having unlimited shows and movies at my fingertips was too much power! Too much! 

Cleo and I on our last day of Freshman year. This day was so bittersweet! On one hand I was one year closer to being done with college, but on the other hand, I was really going to miss my roomie! We had grown so close over the past year. 

Have any of you lived the dorm life? Was your experience good or bad?