Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
Hey guys! I hope you’ve had an awesome week. Spring break is approaching, and it’s safe to say I’m beyond ready to be sitting on the beach, drink in hand. This look from SheIn is giving me those spring break butterflies, and really, I don’t think it can get any comfier than a t-shirt dress. Like most beauty junkies, I tend to pack my entire makeup collection when traveling. As I start to conjure up my packing list, I’m trying to determine what I will use versus what I might use so that I can avoid living in a product tornado while I’m on break. And let’s be honest, who really wants to do their entire makeup procedure on vacation? Not me, that’s for sure! I want to spend as little time possible getting ready so that I can enjoy soaking up the sun but still feel confident while doing so. I think I’ve come up with the products that will help me do just that and I can’t wait to share them with you guys!
Loreal Restoring Shampoo and Conditioner: I’m totally obsessed with this shampoo and conditioner. It makes my hair so soft and completely eliminates frizz when I let my hair dry naturally! Perfect for the relaxed beach look.
Davines All in One Milk: This is the cherry on top when it comes to having soft, naturally dried hair! Spray some in your palm, run it through your hair with your fingers, let it dry, and wa-lah! Super soft, beach ready hair.
Spearmint Eucalyptus Body Wash: This body wash will relax you with one whiff. Spearmint and Eucalyptus are used to promote stress relief and this scrub does just that!
Goats milk lotion: Goats milk? Sounds kinda gross I know. But it definitely does not smell like cheese lol. I am absolutely addicted to this lotion and it comes in a travel size!
Neutrogena self tanner: Feeling like you don’t have enough color to sport your new bikini? Well this Neutrogena Micro Mist tanner will solve all of your problems. Simply spray it on evenly after you moisturize and you will be perfectly sun kissed!
Bobbi brown tinted moisturizer: This tinted moisturizer keeps your skin full of moisture, has great coverage, and it’s SPF 15! Perfect for spring break whether you’re on or off the beach!
Better than sex mascara: I can’t get enough of this mascara guys, I swear it makes me feel like I have fake lashes on! Easy and effortless.
Bobbie brown highlighting bronzer: This highlighting bronzer will give you the perfect natural glow that you’ve always wanted. Plus, it’s pretty amazing because you can highlight and bronze together!
Neutrogena revitalizing lip balm: I’ve been using this on my lips since high school. It adds the perfect natural pink shimmer to your lips and it will protect them out in the sun!
I hope this list helps you guys sort out your packing list like it helped me! No more disorganization, only relaxation. Have a wonderful night guys, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any comments or questions. I can’t wait to see all of your spring break adventures!
Thursday, February 9th, 2017
Denim, denim, denim! When you’re like me, the perfect fitting jeans are the best thing since sliced bread. Personally, I’m all about high waisted, but being 5’2 with soccer player legs it can be tricky to find the perfect pair. Jeans fit body types in all different ways so I’ve selected a few of my must have denim styles and what makes them GRRRREAT!
The Boyfriend Jean: There is a very thin line between the perfect fitting boyfriend jean and the jean that looks like your borrowing your dad’s jeans from the 90’s. This pair is my all-time favorite boyfriend because I don’t look like I’m being swallowed or packing on a bottom-heavy layer to my legs. These are my go-to comfy jeans, they look great with a bodysuit and work well to accentuate your curves. 10/10 would recommend!
The White Jean: These J Brand white jeans are to die for! They are very figure fitting but aren’t too tight. I’ve found that when white jeans are too tight they can tend to look like they are pinching your skin, but that isn’t the case at all with these babes! J Brand is already such great quality, so it’s hard to go wrong with this pair. Comfy and cute, just don’t wear them on a rainy muddy day! I learned my lesson the hard way—Tide To Go is the real MVP.
The Black Skinny Jean: I’m totally obsessed with these black skinnies by Cheap Monday. Black jeans are so easy to mix and match, and perfect for winter when you’re trying to get away from constantly wearing leggings. I will say that these skinnies run a little small so you might want to size up. Also, this pair fits me length wise but they are a little bunched up at the bottom so they will work for you taller gals just fine! P.S. This pair goes perfectly with over the knee boots!
The Blue Jean: I am and always will be a die hard for a good pair of Abercrombie and Fitch jeans. They have such a great selection and their sizes come in short, regular, and long. Call me old school but I don’t think I’ll ever stop shopping at Abercrombie for jeans. Not to mention, Abercrombie has a revamped their look in to a simple, chic, and minimalistic style. But hey, I’ll never forget the days when I dragged my parents into the perfume filled, pop music blasting store, and wore that moose just about anywhere!
Thank you guys so much for stopping by my site! I hope you have a wonderful evening and if you’re watching the UNC-Duke game, may the odds be ever in your team’s favor. Love, love, love you guys!
Saturday, February 4th, 2017
Hey guys! I hope you’ve had an awesome weekend so far. I just wanted to do a little post of my latest Instagram looks to help you guys recreate any of these looks if you wanted to. I’ll probably start doing these posts at the end of the week and just keep them short and simple. I hope you guys like it! Have a wonderful weekend and Super Bowl Sunday!
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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Hello loves! I hope you have had a wonderful start to your week. If you guys follow me on social media you saw that we finally got snow here in North Carolina! My pup, Knight was a little excited. Just kidding, he freaked out. Sniffin’ is already his number one hobby, but when it comes to sniffin’ in snow it’s another story! My cat Magoo, who follows us on walks, also enjoyed prancing around in the snow. It’s safe to say the yard of my apartment complex was filled with my footprints followed by two sets of paw prints. I may be biased, but I think I might just have the cutest fur babies EVER!
So obviously, these photos were taken a few days before the snow when it was 65 degrees out. I snagged this chambray top at the Newbury Street Anthropolgie in Boston and these amazing boots about a block down at a boutique called Bobbles and Lace. The boots are no longer available online but as of 5 days ago they were available in store so give them a call if you’re interested! Either way you should check out their site, when I was shopping there I couldn’t stop taking items off the rack. TOO many cute things guys! I paired these pieces with white jeans, rose gold accessories, and topped it off with a bright red lip.
Today as usual, I was rushing to class. I got a great parallel spot across the street from my building, but because of the recent snow I was stepping out of my car over a huge muddy slush puddle. The guy behind me was in a truck and stopped traffic for me so I could get out, waving at me as I awkwardly stepped over the muddy pile of snow. It was so sweet and reminded me of my soccer days when my teammates and I would put together a successful play. GO TEAM!
Shortly after, I crossed the street where I then had to cross another street to get to my building. The light was green, but a car was stopped waiting to turn left so a few people went ahead and started to cross. Once the car turned, an impatient driver started to hurtle towards the people on foot, including me. We all had to dodge this reckless driver as he sped passed us angrily pointing up at the green light.
As someone who is constantly trying to come up with inspiration for writing I like to focus on my experiences throughout the day, take them in, and see what lessons I can learn from them. My experiences this morning showed me what an important virtue patience is. Maybe the speeding driver was going through a break up, lost his job, or was just having a bad morning. So, I forgive him. But was it necessary for him to act that way? No. Could he have hurt someone and made his day a lot worse? Yes. His actions were rude and made me think of him as someone who doesn’t consider the lives and safety of others. But the actions of the friendly man in the truck made me feel full and grateful, and urged me to spread the kindness that had just been shared with me.
Patience is not a one-sided thing. It’s important that you practice patience with yourself just as much as you do with pedestrians on the street. Maybe our reckless driver was just a jerk. But from my personal experience with impatience, he was probably beating himself up about whatever it may have been that ruined his morning and just wanted to get home.
Patience is realizing that everyone makes mistakes, acts like a complete asshole, and has bad days. So, maybe Speedy Gonzales wasn’t patient today. Maybe he won’t be tomorrow, the next day, or the next year. But that doesn’t mean I can’t practice patience throughout my daily life with the hope that it might reach him again at some point when he’s crossing the road rushing to class. You can define patience as many things, whether it be tolerance, composure, or self-restraint. But all in all, patience is love, patience is compassion, patience is forgiveness, and patience is the beginning of change. Practice it with others and practice it with yourself. You aren’t perfect, neither is anyone else, and that’s okay.
Thank you guys so much for checking out my site! I hope you have a wonderful week filled with great experiences. If you do come upon that one stressful one, know that you can handle it because you are amazing. If you have any comments or questions, or just want to talk please don’t hesitate to reach out to me! I love you all! As always, stay delightful!