Friday, April 7, 2017

March Favorites

March has come and gone, and as you can see I am ready for tropical April temperatures based on the palm leaves. I have really been trying to step up beauty routine from hair to makeup. I have fallen in love with three amazing products.
  1. Garnier Micellar Water. This incredible product has been the key to helping me maintain blemish free skin. Even after washing my face, I see some makeup residue left behind on the cotton ball. This product gets all the dirt off and my skin looks and feel so refreshed. 
  2. Not Your Mother's Clean freak Tapioca Dry Shampoo. I have used SO many dry shampoos and this brand is one of my favorites. The price is right and it gets the job done. The Tapioca version is new to me, but I really like scent.
  3. Urban Decay All Nighter. This setting spray has changed my life! I use a few spritzes of this in the morning and my makeup does not budge the entire day. My makeup looks fresh all day. If you have not tried this, run don't walk to your nearest Ulta or Sephora and pick it up now.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Gimme: Victoria Beckham x Target

Back in October I wrote about the Victoria Beckham Collection coming to Target. October! Today, Target released the outfits on their website and I have found so many cute items I'd like to add to my cart on April 9th! This collection features a lot of drop waist dresses, black and white, and large patterns. This collab is perfect to bring in the spring weather!

Have you seen the collection? What looks are you loving?

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Weekly Spread: March 13th-19th

It has been so long since my last weekly spread post! This week I am celebrating my birthday! I thought this kit from Wild Summer Designs was perfect. The girl's style something I would wear, and makes a great fit for a week of celebrating me. My birthday falls right in the middle of the week so it's okay to claim the entire week, right? On Wednesday, my family and I will be having a low key party with pizza and cake. Later in the evening, some friends and I are going to grab a few birthday drinks. On Thursday, my friend and I are going to Paint Nite and I cannot wait!
Right now, we are in the midst of Snow Storm Stella, so I am just looking forward to going home and relaxing. I love a snowy night in. I am very excited to rent Passengers. Yes, I heard it was terrible, but I love J.Law so I don't care! 
Stay warm and safe!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Themed Parties: Denim & Diamonds

This weekend I am going on my first wine tour! My friend and coworker is celebrating her birthday in style. We are renting a limo bus and checking out 4 different wineries throughout the day. Along with the fun and excitement of the wine tour, there is also a theme: Denim & Diamonds. This was a new theme for me, but upon doing some research on Pinterest, this is actually pretty popular. I mean, who doesn't have a plethora of denim and fun jewelry in their closet. Since it is going to be pretty cold this weekend, I'm going to opt for the Canadian Tuxedo. I'll be wearing my favorite denim jeans with a lighter denim top and, of course, piles of diamond costume jewelry. I also have these incredible pair of multicolored glitter booties that will be making their debut this weekend! 
What fun plans do you have this weekend? What are some of your favorite themed parties?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Birthday Wishlist

My birthday is one week away! Twenty-eight. I cannot believe it! This weekend I am celebrating with friends by partaking in one of my favorite activities... Brunch! My girl friend is organizing a big birthday brunch will all of my closest friends and I cannot wait to toast to 28 with the ones I love. In honor of my upcoming birthday, I decided to treat myself to a few things.

Here are some goodies I order this week:

Moon Ring. I love this simple and elegant moon ring with an opal stone. I have been very into simple, delicate rings lately I plan on wearing this daily.

Pink Mules. I wanted to pick up a pair of black mules last spring and for some reason I never did. When I saw these pink faux suede babies, I needed them in my closet.

Unfiltered by Lily Collins. I have always thought Lily Collins was adorable. I loved her in Mirror Mirror and The Blind Side. I really need to see Rules Don't Apply. Hopefully it is on demand soon!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Apps I'm Loving

Here are some apps I have been loving over the past few weeks. 

This app features short stories in the form of text message conversations. Most of the stories I have read so far are mysteries. You can even submit your own short story, as well as love and save the stories you really like. The one down fall is that you only get a certain amount of messages and then you have to wait about 40 minutes until reading again. You can pay, but no thanks. But I promise, you will be hooked.

This app is really helping me save money! My friends and I are planning a trip to Vegas in the spring and I have already saved a few hundred dollars without even missing the money from my account. You can set different rules to save as much or as little as you like. It withdraws the money 2-3 times per week and once your bank account goes below $100, the savings are put on hold. This is the first savings app where I have not had any trouble connecting to my bank or over drafting. Highly recommend this app!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Music of the Month: February 2017

These are the songs that have been on repeat for the past few weeks.

Something Just Like This- The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
God, Your Mama and Me- Florida Georgia Line feat. the Backstreet Boys
It Ain't Me- Kygo & Selena Gomez
Badlands- Alyssa Reid
Say You Won't Let Go- James Arthur

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Weekly Spread: January 16th-22nd

Happy Tuesday! This week has been pretty wild! I started my Master's program yesterday and I am still in a state of disbelief that it's happening. I am very excited about it, but a bit overwhelmed at the moment. I know once I get my routine down everything will flow, but until them I feel a little unorganized. I tried to keep my planner deco minimal (if you can believe it) so I would have room to add in assignments and jot down reminders. I definitely plan on taking this white spread approach more as the semester goes on. A majority of the stickers used in this kit are from the new Recollections stickers at Michael's. I really love the designs and am looking forward to purchasing more from Recollections in the future! Hope everyone has a great week!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Weekly Spread: January 9th-15th

Happy Tuesday! I am loving this Snow Princess kit from Sticker Bloom. This kit is especially fitting since Buffalo was hit with about 3 feet of snow in some areas. Gotta love that Buffalo weather! 
I hope everyone has a great week!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Best Dressed: Golden Globes 2017

The Golden Globes kicked off the awards season last night and it did not disappoint. La La Land swept the awards and the stars were dressed to impress. Here are my favorite looks of the night:

Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad

Hailee Steinfeld in Vera Wang

Emma Stone in Valentino Haute Couture

Mandy Moore in Naeem Khan

Millie Bobb Brown in  Jenny Packham

Images via here and here

Friday, January 6, 2017

Duckie Duckie

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Before the snow even hit the ground, I bought myself a pair of duck boots in preparation for some crazy Buffalo weather. I had been looking at the LL Bean style, but I could not justify the price. I went on a duck boot hunt and found a pair from Kohl's that are very similar to the coveted brand, but a fraction of the price. With coupons and a good sale, I purchased comfortable and cute duck boots for around $30! For Christmas, my dad bought me a pair which was a very nice unexpected gift! They are so cute and have a red/maroon pattern and a furry top. They are extra cozy. I have seen quite a few fun looks featuring duck boots and I am eager to style them with jeans, leggings and skirts!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Unboxing: December Sephora Play!

December's Sephora Play box may be my favorite one yet! So far I have discovered two new products that I love. The first is the Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray. This lightweight mist is incredible! Ever since I first tried this product a little over a week ago, it has become an essential piece in my beauty bag. Before this miracle mist, I would get ready in the morning and by the time I got to work you could not even tell I put makeup on! It's like it just disappeared during my commute. Now that I am using this spray, my makeup looks freshly applied all day! I will definitely be purchasing the fullsize soon. Another product I have been using is the Dry Bar Detox Dry Shampoo. This is hands down the most effective dry shampoo I have ever used. My hair feels so clean and light, like I just washed it. The one con with this product is the smell. I am just not a fan. I do not even know how to describe the scent, but it's not very pleasant.
As for the other samples, I am very excited to try the Bobbi Brown mascara and Elizabeth & James perfume. I cannot wait to receive my Play box for this month! Best ten bucks ever spent!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Weekly Spread: January 2nd-8th

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! I had a blast ringing in the new year with some incredible friends. After a long weekend, I was having a hard time getting back into the work mindset. Luckily, I have a some fun things planned this week and this adorable spread from Stick With Me Shop on Etsy. I have been patiently waiting to use this kit for a few months now. Jenny has such cute designs and her little characters make me so happy. 
I hope everyone has a great week!