I love watching when beauty gurus do non beauty favorites. I feel like it gives you a little more of a glimpse into who they are. I’m so excited to to share mine with you!
1. Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera
I’m obsessed with my instant camera. It’s so fun to have and it’s always a hit anywhere I go!
2. My 3 Adopted Shihpoos
3. The Key to Missions
I love this organization and what it stands for! When you buy a key proceeds go towards supporting missionaries around the world! Check them out! https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheKEYtoMissions
3. Justin Biebers New Album Excuse the crack phone I recently dropped it but anyways this album is awesome!
4. The Selection Series
Seriously this book series is addicting. I love the story line and how it’s built. I just read the spin off of this called The Heir and it was amazing as well!
6. Trades of Hope Notebook
I bought this notebook from Trades of Hope and I think it’s gorgeous. This organization employs people and teaches people around the world a trade to help them earn wages.
7. My Engagement Ring I mean come one this one needs no explanation!
I hope you enjoyed seeing a few of my non beauty favorites! What are some of yours!! Have a happy Thanksgiving!
I love Christmas and I love Decorating for Christmas. Honestly I’ve been wanting to decorate since Halloween and today I finally got around to putting up my small tree. I love this tree. Is it perfect absolutely not but it describes me. When I look at it I see little pieces of myself. It’s early to decorate but honestly I don’t care. Why not start to have a little Christmas cheer. So today I warmed myself up some Apple Cider, put on Elvis Presley’s Christmas album, and started putting up my little tree. Happy decorating people!
Autumn is just a wonderful season. When the weather starts to change you feel like maybe life will slow down a little bit. I will be the first to tell you that when planning a wedding, working, and trying to find a place to live, life does not slow down one bit. In the midst of all the craziness that can surround us it important to slow down and spend time with the ones you love. Sometimes we get so caught up in the things in life that constantly keep us occupied that we forget to stop and enjoy the moment or season of life that we’re in. Don’t let the activities of life make you miss important moments. So this Autumn go to a Pumpkin Patch, find your way through a corn maze, sit around a bonfire, go on a hayride, and most importantly spend time with the ones who are close to your heart.
Where do I even start.. it’s been so long. Life has just become so crazy. A lot has changed in my life and that’s a good thing. As good as all of the change has been it’s also been stressful and busy. In the last months I started my fall semester, I went to Jamaica, my family took in a 3rd puppy, I got a new job and start in two weeks, and the biggest thing is I got engaged!! So wedding planning is in full swing at the moment but I am back and plan to focus on this more. I’ve decided that I will give myself the freedom to not just write about fashion and beauty but wedding planning, decorating a home, and whats on my heart etc… I’m very excited to start this blogging journey again.
Floppy hats and gold jewelry…two of my favorite things. I’m not a huge accessory wearing type of girl but I’ve recently started to love this trend and have figured out how I can wear this in a way that’s not over the top.
I have to admit that for the longest time hats scared me to death. I always thought that I looked horrible in any and every type of hat. The first step was finding one that actually worked for me. My advice is try a bunch on. You never know until you try! My second words of advice are to be confident. I’ve realized lately sometime we as females get so caught up in what people will think if we wear this or that but honestly who cares. If you like the hat wear the hat! It’s that simple.
Growing up I only liked silver jewelry but now I love gold. It’s so wearable and goes with so much. I like to keep it simple with my Giving Key that has fearless engraved on it. It’s super easy to pair with an outfit. Start with a simple gold necklace and you will literally be able to wear it with whatever you like.
Hope you enjoyed today’s post! Remember to always be confident in who you are!
I love supporting others who have the same passion as me so when I saw that Diva Makeup Queen on YouTube was coming out with her own palette of course I bought it. I’ve been watching DMQ for a while now and can say that she really does embody the concept of this palette which is “Dream Big.” It really is amazing that she did this on her own not through any company. Now lets get to the actual palette!
I absolutely love the colors in the “Dream Big” palette. They are right up my ally. I love the neutrals since I’m a neutral eyeshadow kind of girl but I also love the colorful options as well. Plus the finish of the eyeshadows are just beautiful!
In the picture I am wearing Passion in the crease and right above it. Then Faith right in the crease and Believe in the outer corners. All over the lid is actually the purple color which is called Imagination and to finish it out Gratitude is on my browbone. I love that all of the names of each shadow are what you need to dream big. Again congrats to DMQ on her launch of this amazing palette! If any of you are interested in this palette here is the link: http://dmq-cosmetics.myshopify.com
I’ve been in love with this Inglot Freedom System Palette for a couple of months now. I bought this on a whim on a trip to New York in Time Square at their studio store. Which I highly recommend it was such a fun experience creating this. Plus the girls that work there were very sweet and helpful. That aside the eyeshadows are like nothing I’ve used before so I am very excited to share this with you.
Right to Left colors: 21, 357, 457, 31, and 395
Inglot eyeshadow are nothing new to the internet in fact I’ve seen blog post and YouTube videos about the Freedom System Palettes for years. I always just figured it was all just hype but I’m here to tell you that the hype is real people! The shadows are crazy pigmented and I wear them daily. The textures vary from shade to shade. The ones that have a pearl like finish seem to feel velvety and a lot of the matte shades are smooth but still feel a bit chalky.
Now for the packaging because this is what makes it really stand out to me. First off everything is magnetic which is awesome because that means my palette will never run out. When I run out of an eyeshadow all I have to do is order a new shade on the website and when it comes in pop the old one out and the new one in. The magnets and the fact that its super sturdy make this palette ideal for travel.
As you can probably tell I’m slightly obsessed with the Inglot Freedom System Palettes. I listed all the colors I have in mine below the photo so make sure to check it out. Don’t live in the Big Apple? No worries you can order one here http://www.inglotcosmetics.com
I am so excited to share with you guys this jewerly company that I’ve fallen in love with called The Giving Keys. I love the jewelry but I exspecially love the message behind the jewelry and I think you will too.
The Giving Keys is a Los Angelos based company who not only makes jewelry but employs the homeless. They work with various homeless organizations in L.A that send people that are transitioning out of homelessness to work for The Giving Keys. The Keys themselves our supposed to serve as a message. The hope is that the recipient will one day give the key to somebody who needs that message more than them. I think it’s so unique that each key is different and that you choose what goes on it.
My boyfriend gave this to me as a gift and I love it. I was so surprised because I didn’t realize he had heard me talking about this. He had Fearless engraved on it and it serves as a reminder to me that everyday should be lived fearless.
The endless search of the perfect red lip is over. At least for me it is. In the words of the lovely Taylor Swift red lips are classic. Well recently I was watching a video from the beauty vlogger Zoe Sugg and she recommended the Rimmel Kate Lipstick 107. Zoe and I have similar skin colors so I decided to buy it. Let me tell you it’s my favorite red ever! I love the Rimmel Kate lipsticks in general but this one shines. If you haven’t tried it you must! What’s your favorite red lip?