New Years Eve Lookbook for Winter Weather

Hello, world.

We are fast approaching 2014! Can you believe it? 2013 has gone by exceptionally fast. I went to Chicago for the first time in March. Over the summer, I went home to Malaysia, then took a trip to Thailand. In July, I went to New York City for the first time also. When the fall semester started, time went out the window.

I would love to sit and reminisce about how incredible this year has been for me, but thats a story for another day. Todays post is a lookbook for whatever youre doing for New Years Eve. Im doing a winter version because I will be staying in Iowa for mine.

{ Dinner }

New Years Eve Lookbook for Winter Weather: Dinner
{ Drinks }

New Years Eve Lookbook for Winter Weather: Drinks

{ Dancing }

New Years Eve Lookbook for Winter Weather: Dancing

These items are relatively expensive because I used Polyvore to make these collages. Let me know if there is something that you really want and I can find something similar for you.

What are your plans for New Years Eve?
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How to Update Your Wardrobe for the Party Season

Hello, world.

It is the holiday season, and that means that it is also party season. I have compiled a list of ten pieces that will instantly revamp your wardrobe. Since we will be spending most of our money on gifts, I made sure that these pieces are affordable.

{ Pleated Full Skirt }

Asos Pleated Midi Skirt | $35

{ Dark Nail Polish }

Zoya Nail Polish in Sam | $8

{ Statement Clutch }
Nine West Glitter Oval Mindiere | $69

{ Colorful Crop Top }

Love Culture Glitzy Sequin Crop Top | $13

{ Ankle Strap Pumps }

Nine West Fantine | $69

{ Shimmery Rose Lipstick }

Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor in Pink to the Club | $22

{ Ear Cuff }
Asos Slinky Snake Ear Cuff | $11

{ Tuxedo Jacket }

Merona Womens Ponte Blazer | $30

{ Pointed Toe Flats }
Asos Carvela Metal Toe Cap Pointed Flat | $76

{ Pastel Coat }

Zara Masculine Studio Overcoat | $299

Although there might be people out there who could pull it off, please dont wear all of these together.

What would you add to this list?
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Birchbox: December 2013 Unboxing

Hello, world.

It confused me to see this in my mailbox, but when I realized that it was my December 2013 Birchbox, I was immediately excited!

Birchbox usually breaks out special packaging for the holidays, like the one last December, but theyve never done the outside box.

My December 2013 Birchbox includes:
  1. Nelson J Beverly Hills Argan Oil 7 Rosemary Mint Moisture Healing Mask
  2. Camille Beckman Morelia Monarch Body Butter
  3. Greenleaf Starlight Candle
  4. Mally Beauty Lip Magnifier in Soft Nude
  5. Skin&Co Roma Truffle Therapy Serum Boosting Anti-Aging Serum

Do you subscribe to Birchbox? What did you get? Have you tried any of these products?
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Glambag: December 2013 Unboxing

Hello, world.

First off, dont forget to enter my Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette giveaway!

It took me by surprise when I came to the realization that this is my first Glambag post. Ive been a subscriber since May 2013, but I guess Im not in the habit of posting more than one unboxing post.

My Glambag for the month includes:
  1. Ardell 120 Demi Natural Lashes in Black
  2. Be A Bombshell The One Stick in Girl Crush
  3. Nicka K Nail Color in Mauve
  4. NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Cream
  5. Pop Beauty Bright Up Your Life Eye Shadow Trio in Smokin Hot

Im not sure if anyone noticed, but I dont have a picture of the NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Cream. I dont even know how I overlooked that when I was taking pictures.

The Ipsy Glambag is a monthly subscription beauty bag thats only $10. This month, the items I got totaled up to $36 so its definitely worth it. If you do decide to sign up, I would love you forever if you used my link. Click here to sign up! You might be put on waitlist but you wont be for long. I got a friend of mine to sign up and she got in less than a month later. She loves her Glambag this month too!

Do you subscribe to the Ipsy Glambag? What did you get? Have you tried any of these products?
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Giveaway: First Blogiversary (Closed)

Hello, world!

I cannot believe that it has been a year since I started ExtraExtravagant! Well, technically, it would be a year on the 22nd, but no ones looking at technicalities.

I want to thank every single one of you for making the past year super enjoyable! I want to thank my sister first of all for encouraging me to take the first step in creating this blog. I also want to give a shoutout to the girls of the Her Campus Blogger Network for the neverending support and company. This network is the reason I got to go to New York (and the east coast in general) for the first time!

Because of all this support, I decided to run a giveaway! I know right I havent had one of these in a looong time.

And this is all perfect timing because a few bloggers reached out to me about a collaborative giveaway!

Yes, we are giving away the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette! If youre as excited as I am about it, enter via the Rafflecopter below!

A few quick rules:
  • You must be at least 18 or have a parents/guardians permission
  • No multiple entries
  • All mandatory fields are required or your entries wont count
  • No cheating! We check entries
a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Unboxing: Influenster Violet Voxbox

I received these products from Influenster for review purposes; however, all opinions are 100% mine and 100% true.

The email from Influenster saying that I qualified for a Voxbox was one of the best that I have opened in a while. I was honestly not expecting to ever be considered for one again after what had happened with the Mary Kay Voxbox that I qualified for a while back. What happened was that I never got the Voxbox. I contacted them through email and Twitter multiple times, but they never got back to me. I thought that they wouldve dropped me completely since I did none of the activities for it. Anyway, I was ecstatic to find out that I qualified for the Violet Voxbox!

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Sephora Mini Haul

It was disheartening to find out that Bath and Body Works, Sephora, and Victorias Secret did not participate in the Black Friday festivities last week. Bath and Body Works and Victorias Secret only had their usual promotions, and Sephora only had Giftopia. I ended up spending too much.

I made sure to stop by these stores because I had specific items that I wanted to buy. Since I had time to burn, I browsed Express, Forever 21, and Wet Seal amongst others, and they had amazing Black Friday sales! I didnt buy anything, though.

This post will be about the products that I bought at Sephora.

I had been lusting after this product ever since I found out about it. I just couldnt bring myself to spend all of that money on it. When I saw it in Sephora, I knew that I had to have it. Today is actually Day Four of the countdown. If you want to keep up to date with what I uncover every day, follow me on Instagram!

I always hear good things about this product, but I never really looked into it until I received a sample in my November Glam Bag. Then, I fell in love with it. When I was in Sephora, I was debating between this and the Color Correcting version. I ended up going with this because I wasnt sure if the other one works well, but I know for a fact that this does.

I had to wait so long before I could get this product. When I tried it from the Sephora Lash Stash that I bought a while back, I knew I had to have it. The set comes with a coupon redeemable for a full-size of any of the samples so I was debating among this, the Buxom Buxom Mascara, and the Korres Volcanic Mineral Mascara. I decided to go with this one because its more buildable, and I love dramatic lashes.

Do you own any of these products? Have you ever tried them? What are your thoughts?
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