June 23, 2014

Motivational Mondays | Sun Protection

Summer has officially started! To kick off the first day of summer, I went to the beach to get a dose of Vitamin D and followed it up with a poolside BBQ. What I ended up getting was a mean sunburn that  may result in permanent tan lines. I mean, I can't even remember the last time I was burnt this bad. Now that I'm out of school and working a 9 to 5, I get few chances to catch some rays and my body is  no longer conditioned for the sun. Laying out on the regular meant that I never got burnt. 
But for the past couple days, I haven't even been able to move and these burns reminded me how important sun protection was. In my defense, my tanning lotion did have a whopping SPF 4. But let's be real, is looking glamorously Jersey Shore tanned for a couple months worth the hassle of skin grafts and elephant skin in 10 years? There's nothing wrong with a little bronze because I am a firm believer that life is better with a tan, but it's better to be safe than sorry. If we change our tanning habits now, it'll be so worth it down the line. So ladies, if you're going to lay out, be smart! Stay hydrated, lather up, and don't be afraid to throw a little self-tanner into the mix.

With Love,

June 14, 2014

What's In My Glam Bag?! | June 2014

Marc Anthony | Dream Waves Beach Spray $3.18
NYX | Butter Gloss (Crême Brûlée) $5
Realtree | for Her $1.18
Be a Bombshell | Lash Out $15
OFRA | Universal Eyebrow Pencil $13
TOTAL $37.36

I'd have to say my favorite part of this month's glam bag is definitely the bag itself! It's designed by Rebecca Minkoff, so of course it's adorable. Love the pineapple print! As for the contents inside, I'm pretty satisfied with what I got. The perfume sample got a little messed up, but it smells SO good. It has a really sweet scent, so not something I'd wear daily, but definitely good for summer. Haven't actually tried a NYX Butter Gloss before, but I've heard a lot of good things about it! I'm always excited for beach spray, it'll be the perfect addition to my beach bag. And what girl doesn't need more mascara and eyebrow pencils? What's in your glam bag?

With Love,

June 9, 2014


Yesterday, I watched Maleficent with my family. My sister and I have been waiting for it to come out since we found out she was in it, and we were not disappointed! Angelina Jolie was amazing in it and looked gorgeous as always. There has never been a sexier villain, she was made to play Maleficent. 
She has always been one of my favorite actresses, and not it's not just because of her acting alone (or the fact that she's got Brad) but because she uses her fame to make a difference in the world. A lot of people probably think that it's all a publicity stunt, but even if it is, she definitely is bringing attention to parts of the world that need it. On top of that, her recent surgeries have shown that she's a normal woman that has to deal with real life problems. Just because she's an A-list celebrity doesn't mean she's shielded from health problems and the fact that she was so open about her double-mastectomy inspires so many affected women. 
She's such an influential woman and definitely an inspiration. 

With Love,

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June 6, 2014

May Beauty Favorites

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Can't believe how quickly May has flown by! Summer is so close, I can almost taste the sea spray! This month I have been basically using the same beauty products over and over again and can honestly say that I am obsessed!
SexyHair | Soy Renewal
 I've basically used up that whole bottle in this one month. It seriously makes my hair feel so soft and healthy and it smells absolutely amazing. 
Boo-Boo Coverup Concealer 
This concealer does wonders for my blemishes. The changing weather has really made me break out and it has been my savior. The great thing about it is that a little goes a long way and it's got great coverage. 
bareMinerals | Mineral Veil 
bareMinerals has done awesome with this finishing powder. It perfectly sets my foundation or tinted moisturizer and doesn't feel cakey at all.
Benefit | they're Real! push-up liner
Benefit's new gel liner AMAZING. It's not out yet, but I got to test drive it after getting a sample from Generation Beauty, Ive used it almost every day this week! I’ll be doing a review on it so look out for that! 
Tarte | Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer - Medium Tan
I’m not a big fan of heavy face makeup simply because I hate the way it feels like my face is clogged up. For that reason, I stick to tinted moisturizers and lighter foundations and have fallen in love with this one. It feels so light, almost like I’m not wearing anything and it doesn’t grease up my face later on in the day. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for something with lighter coverage. 
City Color | Be Matte Blush - Fresh Melon
I’ve literally worn this blush everyday for the past month. It’s great for summer because it’s more of a vibrant pink than I’m used to, but goes on so naturally. 
Nyx | Lipliner Pencil - 860 Peekaboo Neutral x Lancôme | Cream Lipstick - Love it!
This liner and lipstick pair has been my go-to this month. The pink is so subtle but adds the perfect amount of color.
Nyx | Love in Paris - Eat Cake
Just got this pallet recently, but I am absolutely loving the blushy hues on it. It kind of reminds me of the Naked 3 pallet, but different! A good different. Blush/pink toned eye shadows are totally in at the moment and I definitely haven’t gotten sick of them yet. 

What beauty products have you been loving?

With Love, 

June 5, 2014

Pretty Pink Pencil

SO excited to finally do a post about this ASTR pencil skirt! I bought it a little bit ago and just haven't worn it, but here it is! I've been really into textures lately and this skirt is the perfect combo of texture and lace. It was a statement in itself so I did a little half tuck with my gray Gap tee and paired it with neutral heels. I kept my jewelry to a minimum with a girly, pink statement necklace. To add a little toughness to the mix, I grabbed my mom's old Chloe bag to change things up a bit. How would you pair a statement midi?

With Love,

June 2, 2014


This past weekend I went to Generation beauty and had the pleasure of meeting Michelle Phan. I've been subscribed to her YouTube channel for a while now and to actually see in person was so awesome! (definitely fangirled a little) She's as sweet in person as she is in her videos and so down to earth too. 
She's such an inspiring person who shows that through determination, perseverance, and hard work anyone can achieve their dreams. Not only is a she a successful beauty guru, but also the head of her own makeup line! 
With love,