Girls Trip for Girls Night!Β 

My best friend and I went out last night to the movies! We just decided very lastonite to go See Girls Trip, and I have never laughed that hard on the movie theater! It was funny, I think everyone should go check it out and it’s a great movie to go see with your besties 😁

Here are a few photos from the fun evening we had:

Soooo we got a new car! Haha we wish…We got to sit in this cool car from a neighbor of my grandma’s! They were really sweet and it was nice of them to let us do it.

Next, we picked put our movie- Girls Trip and headed to the theater! Here are our outfits:

I had on a cute all denim shirt-dress that I got a great deal on at a garage sale we went to earlier. I’d love to do a post on thrifting and good deals with clothing, because I’ve found some of my best pieces on my closet at thrift stores or garage sales! ❀ I paired it with my classic white converse and also brought along my little Prada backpack πŸ’•

And my bestie, Chantel had on a cute graphic tee with a patterned skirt, tights, and black heels!

Room Tour

I just wanted to do a quick little room tour, showing some highlights and favorite points of my pink, girly room!

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This is just my laptop, phone, and diary. I am always using one of these three with writing, texting, or just having fun and maybe shopping online! My bed is so fluffy and comfy, but my headboard is not completed yet (we are going to paint it using white paint to match everything else) so, I wanted to wait on showing all of the bed.

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So, as you can tell already, my walls are a very light, soft pink. I absolutely adore this color and think it’s so pretty and feminine. These are my angel wings. They are right over my bed, and they were my first big art/decor purchase when I turned 16. I love angels, and I remember I fell in love with them from a little boutique downtown. They instantly reminded me of Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 version of Romeo+Juliet, because of her angel wings in the movie, as well as Juliet’s room.

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This is my closet, the view from my bed and I have my favorite, dreamy tulle dress from Tobi hanging up and my corsages from my Senior Homecoming and Prom! I also have my little version of a dream board next to the door. There are pictures of my dream car (a baby blue, convertible VW) my dream purse (the new White LV Damier Azur Rose Ballerine Neverfull MM- with a cute pink pom pom on the side!) and finally, my dream vacation in the City of Love, Paris! I look at all of these daily to encourage and inspire myself with my dreams, and it gives me a little bit more inspiration to keep working hard towards them. Plus, the colors go great with my room!

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The last stop along my room tour will be my romantic vanity, accompanied by my amazing Ghost chair, and my super sparkly pillow! All of these have been gifted to me, the chair and pillow my Mom found (she’s an interior designer and always finds incredible pieces) and the vanity from my Aunt and Uncle. I love sitting here in the mornings. A vanity is a great way to encourage yourself to get ready in the mornings, because it’s exciting to actually use it and sit at it with all of your makeup, and the pretty mirror and everything.

I hope everyone enjoyed my room points of view, does your room have a theme? Do you have special pieces, or are you looking for something in particular? Let me know in the comments below! ❀

Cleaning Brushes

It was cleaning day today! I cannot stress enough how important it is to clean. your. brushes!!! You must clean your makeup brushes, because they carry so much old makeup, dirt, and bacteria. That’s all horrible for both your application and skin.

The process is easy:

1. Heat up the water in your sink

2. Grab a brush and start scrubbing it clean with warm water and whatever shampoo you use

I use this kind:

It doesn’t matter what kind you use, and you don’t need a fancy cleaner that costs $40 to clean your makeup brushes. Just shampoo and scrub them by hand, and you’ll be all good! (I’ve also seen those brush cleaning machines, and not one review has recommended it). 

3. Lay each brush out to dry. This can take a few hours, up to a whole day, but it is completely worth it to have nice, soft, clean brushes 😁

My final result for the night posted above, and I also cleaned out the two containers I use to hold all of my brushes. I don’t want any of that dirt coming back too soon. (I love my adorable “C” mug!) You should also be doing this every two weeks. Just try your best! πŸ’• How often do you wash your brushes? Have you found any products you specifically like to use, or different techniques? Let me know in the comments below! πŸ’•

Product Review: Mask of Magnaminty

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(Images found on the Lush website)

Lush is known for their bath bombs and various natural products. I have very acne prone skin, and so I was constantly recommended the Mask of Manaminty. With 4.5 star reviews on the Lush website, it is known for being able to help acne, some people even claiming it β€œcleared their skin in one night”. That was not the case for me. The mint green mask made my skin dry and while I figured that there could have been a bit more drying, in order to help with acne, this brought out the dryness side of my combination skin. I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt and try it a few times before judging it too harshly. However, after trying it out for a few weeks, I have come to realize that this just is not the mask for me and I would not recommend it to anyone whose skin gets dry. It did not do a very good job of helping my skin feel better or helping with my acne. I would like to say that lush has an amazing variety of other products, this one just did not work out for me. I could see it potentially working out for someone with maybe fully oily skin, just to try it, but not combination skin because it will dry you out. I personally use a few different masks which I would fully recommend and I will be doing another blog post about that soon!

 

Summer Class OOTD

I wore this cute outfit to class (I’m taking summer courses) and I felt great! I’ll make sure to mention where I got everything πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

Pic #1: I got this super cute green + gold ring from a little boutique downtown πŸ’•

Pic #2: Necklace is again from a downtown boutique!- make sure to support your local businesses loves πŸ’• and the top is from Zaful πŸ’•

Pic #3: Just some basic black jeans that I have, any kind would work for this look and my boots are by Vera Wang! πŸ’• 

Happy Skin!Β 

Hi there beauties! (Quick intro) In one of my previous posts, I mentioned sticking to a skincare routine. Skin care is so important, it is the very first step to a great makeup look! Your makeup starts, before the actual foundation, or even the primer. With that being said, I do have a special post coming up featuring some new Mary Kay skincare products along with some other exciting Mary Kay treats that I know you guys will adore. 
I wanted to talk about skincare a bit more, but also about learning to love your skin even if it isn’t flawless naturally. I have combination skin, and what that means is that some places of my face are more acne prone, and I have dry patches in other parts of my face-mainly my cheeks. You could see how this can be very frustrating. However, part of learning to love your skin is to just accept it. You can use a lot of products to help whatever skin type you have, but you must be dedicated to giving your skin whatever love it needs. I’ve learned to accept my skin type as combination skin, and I’m figuring out how to take care of it from the inside out. But it’s up to you with YOUR skin to figure out what it needs. Vitamins? Night cream? Medication? It’s up to you to figure it out and help it along. Also, keep in mind to try and stay positive about the whole process to happy skin. Did you know that stress can cause horrible breakouts? It’s something to keep in mind so you don’t get into a cycle of stressing out and breaking out. 

My favorite thing to both avoid the stress and take care of my skin? Do a relaxing, hot bath and a face mask. How do you relax and take care of your skin? 😘

Staying True To Resolutions! + SkinCare β€

Hello everyone! One thing I wanted to talk about was staying true to New Years Resolutions. For me personally, I had to kind of tell myself- just do this one thing and stick to it! That one thing has been keeping up with my skin. By that, I mean I ha e washed my face every morning every night since January 3rd (I know I started a few days late). It has made me so happy! You’re skin goes in cycles every 28 days, so I expected my skin to be glowy and clear within a month, then I would keep on with my routine! That isn’t exactly how it all worked out…

I was making positive changes to help my skin, such as trying to only drink water or smoothies so that my skin is hydrated. Hydration is key! Did you know that your skin is the very last part of your body to be effected while drinking water? That means it’s important to keep up with drinking as much water as you can! I try to have a bottle in the morning, and I also love my to-go Starbucks tumbler! 

I also mixed up my skincare routine. I stay faithful to my favorite cleanser, and then tried out a new moisturizer specifically for my skin type that is helping to give me a natural glow that I really wanted πŸ’• What I learned from all of this, is to continue working on your goal even if you don’t get immediate results, because it could turn out really great in the end! I will post a skincare routine soon, as well as an exciting new project with some great photos taken by my friends πŸ’• 😘 What were your resolutions? How are they working out? Comment and let me know! 

Quick N’ Easy Minimal Makeup! πŸ’–

Hello everybody! πŸ’•I just had a lovely bath and didn’t feel like putting on much makeup for my date with my boyfriend tonight, so I went ahead and did my very own quick natural makeup look! And, I thought I would share it 😊

Here is everything I use:

  • A mascara to emphasize my natural eyelashes shape- Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara $15-$20 
  • Eyebrow gel to highlight and accentuate my eyebrows- Benefit Gimmie Brow, Brow volumizing Fiber Gel $12
  • Concealer for any dark circles or blemishes- Maybelline NY Instant Rewind Dark Circles Treatment Concealer $6-$8
  • A sheer pink lipstick for a small pop of color and some shine- Maybelline NY Color Whisper by Color Sensational lip bal $5.99

Do you have a quick makeup routine you love?! Share in the comments! πŸ˜˜πŸ’•

Goals for this blog πŸ’•

Hi guys! 

This is going to be a bit more of a note for everyone to understand why a post might be late and what I’ve learned from it. Basically, I could be collaborating on a post with a company. Whether it’s inspired by them, or doing something specifically with them. However, sometimes the company might not follow through on what they’re saying or their might be a reason as to why I have to delay the post with the company. What I’ve learned from this is to always have a backup post idea, or something already started! It can be hard because I do look forward a lot to sharing my ideas and inspirations with everyone, but sometimes it just doesn’t happen the way you want it to. My goal is to create content that will be able to share and express my love of beauty and fashion, and hopefully inspire others and help them as well if they want to learn more about it. I’m going to keep my goal and backup plan in mind when planning everything out, and remember that those and having fun with this blog are my number one priorities! β€πŸ’• New posts coming soon just for you πŸ’•

January 2017 Wish list!Β 

​Hello everyone! πŸ’•

While these feel a little more casual, I love doing these wish lists and sharing exciting products I would like to purchase. I also love to hear what is on their peoples wish lists, I think it’s so interesting and I’ll go and watch YouTubers wish lists (which eventually leads to hauls) I just get so into all of it. Also, talking about these things or writing them down kind if makes me feel like I’m writing in a diary or talking with a girlfriend and it’s fun! 
#1 Holographic nail powder- I’ve wanted holo nails for the longest time, and I watched @HeyParis’s video on how to do it at home, so I went out and searched the internet for the sparkly fairy dust for a reasonable price! 


#2 Jelliez lip plumping mask- I already love my lips, but recently I’ve just been curious about all of these lip plumping products and how I would look with a semi-permanent pout, so I want to give this one in particular a try. I searched for different YouTube and Instagram videos, and this one came up the most showing results😊 


#3 The Neutrogena Acne Light Mask- I first saw this in a commercial (duh, marketing doing it’s job and apparently nicely if I want it!) I was intrigued by the masks appearance and the neon glow from within. That glo is actually the treatment which you use about 10-15 minutes per session daily to help reduce acne and get rid of dark spots.

I do struggle with acne and right now I am really into skincare which I could probably do a whole post about different products and finding what’s right for your skin, and reminding young tweens like I was at one point that just covering the acne with makeup doesn’t make it go away! 

#4 Nano portable hydrating mister- I first saw this on Instagram and have just become obsessed with this little gadget. It is more for dry skin I would think, but I am sure you could use it with oily skin if you just use water, and  I do have combo skin and you could even just fill it with water and spritz it everywhere if it’s hot out, or I could also see this being really great for airplane travel because your skin and everything can get SO DRY on a plane due to the lack of moisture in the air. 


That’s everything on my list for now! Which product interested you the most, and what’s on your wish list this month?  Let me know in the comments! 😘