Tuesday, August 26, 2014

First Day of School Look

Top - H&M // Necklace - ALDO
     Today I had my first day of school.  You know, it's hard to reflect on a good day with a minor heat stroke.  My head and my stomach oh my gosh.  Feeling a bit better now though so that's why I'm posting so late!  My classes seem alright and I'm currently watching Matt Damon/Jimmy Kimmel videos.  By the way, do you know how much I love John Krasinski.  So cute.

     For the first day of school, I've always heard to wear something nice that makes you look like you're taking the class seriously.  So I love this flight attendent style wear and the yellow gold looks great it!  I'm wearing eyeshadow as eyeliner because it's a bit softer and I double wing it a bit :)

What classes are you taking?  or What was your favorite?

Saturday, August 23, 2014

DIY: Lip Plumping Scrub + Recycling Beauty Empties

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Hello!  Oh my goodness school prep has been keeping me away from all computers and it totally sucked.  Finally I can get this post out!

A couple days ago I made this lip plumping lip scrub.  I love it so much and it's a great way to recycle those old beauty containers!  Here I used a cleaned Benefit moisturizer pot.  The cinnamon works with the scrub to get dead skin off while plumping your lips!  You can use it pre-makeup or just while out.  Scrub it on and lick it off. :)
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• Plastic bag
• Sugar
•  Olive Oil (can use any kind. Try almond or avocado oil!)
• Honey
• Empty jar (You can your bottles too!)
• Cinnamon
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     •  The plastic bag makes it super easy to mix!  No mess really.  Just combine the sugar, oil, and honey to get a cookie dough texture.  I didn't include measurements because I don't know how much you want to make!  It's all based on texture so if it's too soupy add more sugar and vice versa.

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     •   Basically the same with the lip plumping agent - cinnamon.  I added enough cinnamon to make the mixture brown.  About 3/4 of a teaspoon.

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     •   Like I said before, I put the sugar scrub used a Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream pot.  It's super cute.  You can use bottles too!  Just scrub it on and let the cinnamon do it's lip plumping thing and lick it off.  The honey will leave your lips super moisturized too!

Sometimes my lips need a little pick me up and this def does the trick.  Let me know if you try it out!
What is a recent DIY project you've done?

Monday, August 18, 2014

August Wantable Box Review (My first!)

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Happy Monday everyone!
This morning I'm off to get lunch with some friends, but I decided to drop this review real quick. :)

Two weeks ago I received a Wantable box, a monthly subscription service of beauty, intimates or accessories.  You get to choose!  What makes the beauty service different is that you get 4-5 FULL SIZED products.  Not samples.  Which I absolutely loved because I don't know.  Sometimes sample sized are so unsatisfying or not enough for my big face.

Gimme all of it.

I was really impressed with what I received.  I was reading over some other reviews that seemed sketch.  Like they got nail polish that they didn't want.  The thing is, you take a quiz on what you want to receive!  So if you don't like bright nail polish, you can just click dislike and you won't get it.  In addition, the customer service is great.  I know people who didn't like one of the products and Wantable happily exchanged it!

My quiz results entirely matched what I wanted.  Every product I received, I plan on using.  Not giving away to friends like I know people do with other boxes.  They even give you a little receipt with info on each product and also, what it was worth!  I loved that because I love to see how much I saved. ;)

The Rundown (Product - Worth)
Nail Tini Mango Rita Nail Laquer - $13.00
Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Hyperlight - $22.00
Elizabeth Mott Shadow Pencil - $14.99
Mica Beauty Cosmetics Kabuki Brush - $35.00

Total: $84.99 + a free BB cream sample.

Totally worth it!  What you get is far beyond the price you pay, plus you get to try out new products and discover new brands - one of my fave things about Wantable.

If you'd like to poke around the website & even just take the quiz for fun (no signup needed), visit Wantable.
Are you subscribed to any box services?  Let me know what I should try!
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

End of Summer Nails with a Nailtini Review

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     I got this shade of Nailtini nail polish in my Wantable bow (review up soon!) and I instantly fell in love with it.  Summer is ending so the soft, creamy peach shade of "Mango Rita" is perfect.  Definitely going to transition into fall with this shade and do some experimenting.

     For my end of summer nail manicure, I buffed my nails into a slight almond shape and did two coats of the Nailtini with a top coat.  So happy with how this came out!  The polish is super opaque, which is a fear of mine with pastel shades.  I've had this manicure for about a week now and those pictures are from today.  No chips or anything!  And I am definitely not careful with my nails.

You're probably what makes this polish brand different?
Well I did some research and it turns out... 
"Cruelty-free, vegan and 5-free: no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, dibutyl phthalate or camphor. Made in the USA."

I'm not sponsored by them or anything I just really love their product!  It's quality plus cruelty free like that's awesome.  I'd definitely try out their other shades.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Best Brunch Pictures Ever

Mmmmmmm brunch buffet.
So last Sunday I had a birthday brunch for myself with some close friends + boyfriend!  I went to this place by the river that I've known ever since I was a toddler.  Still just as good.

     The lighting was so amazing because we sat outside and oh the food was so yummy.  My fave was the pesto mushroom pasta in the first pic.  Ugh.  So cheesy and rich and good.  Like a typical brunch buffet-er I mixed up dessert and an entree.  Maybe that's just me.

     My favorite breakfast food in the ENTIRE world is eggs benedict and it looks so amazing in this picture.  Some of my friends don't know what it is, so if you don't, it's usually a toasted english muffin topped with canadian bacon and a poached egg.  
I'm one of those weird people that looooooooves runny yolk on their food.  Yum.

     I definitely recommend having a brunch birthday!  It's so fun and it's a perfect gift because you treat yourself to like all the best foods.  And honestly?  It's not that expensive so it's such a great option.  :)  Yelp those reviews!

What was your favorite birthday?

Monday, August 11, 2014

HOTTT.com Gift Card Giveaway!

It has been so long since my last giveaway!
I love getting giveaways set up for everyone and I love working on them and everything.  But I'll get on with it.

HOTTT.com has offered to giveaway a $25 gift card to my readers!  (Scroll down to enter)

I originally thought that HOTTT.com only sold jewelry, which I knew was amazing from other blogs but I did not know they sold other stuff!  They also stock unique home decor and party supplies that are amazing and so tumblr.  Dumb phrase but that's true.
They have a lot of cute stationary and cool bike accessories as well! 

Trust me the $25 will literally last you.  Here's some products I would get that are all under $25...
 Goat ring holder dish like I'm obsessed.
This Elephant Herd Necklace is absolutely amazing.

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Guidelines Restated
1. Must be following me on any platform.  (GFC/Bloglovin/email)
2. Must like HOTTT.com on facebook.
3.  Leave a comment linking what you'd buy!
+ I also included some ways to get more entries!

I've worked like hours on this giveaway hesitant to post because it's been so long.  Hope you enter and enjoy!
Thanks for being around :)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday Mind Summary + Recommendations

Happy Friday morning!

      I feel good.  Had some breakfast and now I have a promising amount of time before work to summarize life lately and in the near future.  Wasn't the sunset light beautiful coming through my room?  Lemme tell you I am a total fan of unusually colored sky pictures.  I try to spread them around my difti tumblr feed so I don't spam.

     So as you may know I, along with millions of other unprepared teens & adults, am going off to college in a few weeks.  Along with my friends who are moving miles and hundreds of miles away from me.  The emotions surrounding that can't be put in words.  But I came up with an idea to give to friends who are moving, especially those who don't spend 11 hours on the internet like us.  Make them a Pinterest board of things to help them ya know save money and decorate and shit.  I made one for my boyfriend.  Will probably make an "official" post about that.

     I often run out of things to watch on Youtube so when I woke up I went to the vlogbrothers channel after not watching for a long time.  I am drawn to this video about why John Green likes makeup.  I thought it was super cute that he linked his favorite makeup tutorials in the description box.  Watch below if you like! 

     On Monday I'm having a birthday brunch for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!  Super excited to see boyfriend and friends and eat a ton.  It'll be the last time I see one of my best friends for a very long time so yeah!  Celebrate and socialize and such.  Will post pictures obvi~  Follow me on instagram + twitter if you can't wait.

What are yooooouuuu doing this weekend?
Much love,
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