5 Skincare Must Haves

3.31.2017

Happy Friday loves! Today I'm sharing my top 5 skincare must-haves. A little background on my skin: it's mostly dry and sometimes oily during summer months. My skin needs all the moisture it can get so I tend to reach for products that won't dry out my skin. 


After doing some research and reading how amazing oil cleansers are supposed to be I came upon this one. Oil cleansers are supposed to work better at cleaning out your pores because it's oil based just like the dirt found in your pores. So basically the oil helps get the oil out. Another great thing about them is that they don't dry out your skin! Since it's oil based it cleans my skin while leaving some moisture behind.  

I've read countless skincare articles that recommend using a retinol in your 20's so I thought I'd give this a shot. Basically, retinol is an over the counter form of Vitamin A that helps with skin cell turnover and collagen production. I'm also hoping it helps with my acne in the long run. I've been using it every four days. I wash my face like normal, apply a tiny pea size amount and then layer my moisturizer on top. So far my skin is taking it very well. I even feel like my complexion has gotten a little glow! One tip: Less is more! 

This lotion is amazing! The creams I was using before were good but didn't seem to get rid of my dry flaky skin. But this has helped me and my dry patches tremendously! I apply this twice a day, at night and in the morning before applying my makeup. Now I don't have to worry about my makeup clinging to my dry skin. I only wish I would've found this product sooner!



This is one product that I've been using since high school, on and off. I've always had dark undereye circles and it probably doesn't help that I don't always get the full amount of sleep that I need. I use this almost daily. I love applying this on no makeup days but also under my makeup so it can work its magic. 


It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream
I use this as my foundation on most days because it has such a good amount of coverage and leaves my skin with a healthy glow. The reason why I bought it though is because of the SPF. Again, I'm always reading articles about how you should be using sunscreen daily but I never really cared to. Then I started noticing very tiny wrinkles and I think that's what pushed me to start caring for my skin better haha! I figured it's better to prevent now than trying to repair later on. 

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream Illumination
This is the illumination version of the one above. It's the same product but with slight shimmer in it. It's perfect for a more glowy look. I actually prefer this one to the original but I love both!

So there you have it, those are my top 5 skincare must-haves. I'd love to know what's one skincare product you couldn't live without! :)


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Workout Motivation & Wishlist

3.29.2017

sports bra|pants, similar HEREshoes



When it comes to working out I need all the motivation I can get. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy working out because it has so many benefits. I love how it uplifts my mood and clears my mind but getting started is the hard part! One thing I do find gets me to the gym is new workout gear. Whenever I have new activewear I'm always so eager to use it. It's maybe not the cheapest way to motivate myself but hey it works! 

Something I want to do is buy more colorful and fun pieces. Usually, my outfit will consist of black leggings, black sneakers, and a black/grey/white t-shirt. Sooo I made a wishlist. Right now I'm really loving light blue and yellow. I think I'll stick with black leggings but with interesting details like these. Also, these sneakers have been on my mind for weeks now. They're out of my size right now, unfortunately. They would be perfect for wearing outside of the gym too. One thing I don't have and need is a reusable water bottle. I love the fun, bright color of the hydroflask. I bought one of these for my dad last year and he loves it. He uses it almost daily and it still looks great.

workout motivation wishlist

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Sweatshirt & Converse

3.24.2017

all saints leather jacket forever 21 jeans hm sweatshirt white converse

all saints leather jacket forever 21 jeans hm sweatshirt white converse

all saints leather jacket forever 21 jeans hm sweatshirt white converse

all saints leather jacket forever 21 jeans hm sweatshirt white converse
Here's what I wore yesterday for a quick downtown walk and dinner. I wanted to be comfortable and warm so I chose a sweatshirt and sneakers! I also wore my forever 21 jeans that I DIYed. I gave them a frayed hem and knee rips! The best part is that they're under $10 so I didn't care if I ruined them but they turned out amazing! What do you guys think?

Have an amazing weekend! x

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Best Denim Shorts Under $50!

3.20.2017


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Happy Monday! Today I'm sharing my favorite denim shorts and they're all under $50 right now! I wanted to include a good mix of blue denim but also black and white! Plus, today you can get 25% off of shorts, tees, & tanks at Urban Outfitters. You can shop all the styles HERE. Shorts #5 & #6 end up being under $50 with that discount! I actually already own #4 and they were one of my most used shorts last summer and you can't beat the price! Anyway, let me know which of these is your favorite in the comments! :)
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Favorite Breakfast & Books I'm Reading

3.16.2017


target marble board, similar here



Thursdays plans: Enjoy breakfast, read my new books, shower, get ready + makeup, go to an appointment, eat lunch, relax at home, and hope some exciting packages get here. This cold weather has me feeling so unmotivated so I'm hoping that a little bit of reading will help with that! The books I'm reading are: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie, #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, and Capture Your Style by Aimee Song. I started reading girl boss about a year ago and still haven't finished it! It's not that it's not good because it is but I'm so bad at finishing books! Anyone else have the same problem? Please tell me I'm not the only one haha! THIS is a book I actually finished and 100% recommend to any of you creatives out there! Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy your Thursday :)

Friday Favorites!

3.10.2017

ysl rouge volupte shine oil in stick lipstick 08 pink in confidence

YSL lipstick in shade 08. I treated myself to this beauty a few weeks ago. Now it has quickly turned into the only lip product I want to use! It smells divine and glides onto my lips so effortlessly. The next color I want to buy is 41! 



I've probably already talked about it on the blog before but this mascara combo is my absolute favorite! The mascara is amazing but the lash primer really gives it a nice boost! THIS is the next mascara I want to try!


My nail polish here is called 'missy in pink'. I talked about it on my instagram because I love the color so much!


I've started buying myself fresh flowers to brighten up my desk area. They also make fantastic props for pictures haha! Right now I have a beautiful orchid.


Warm weather means I have to find new nail polish colors! Lately I've been a sucker for pink & coral nails. These two are the latest additions to my polish collection. The names are 'missy in pink' & 'coral support'.

burger and fries

Yes, a burger made it into my favorites! I tried the gyro burger from a newly opened restaurant in my area and it was so delicious!

all saints leather jacket hm sweatshirt adidas sta smith

Every single item in this picture has been a favorite! You can shop them in the widget at the bottom of this post.

h&m dressing room diaries

So I had tried on this sweatshirt (from h&m) and loved it! They only had two sizes left but I left without buying it. That whole next week I was thinking about it and wishing I would've bought it! So as soon as the weekend rolled around I ran back to the store to see if they still had it in my size and they did! Now it's mine! It's the perfect sporty sweatshirt to wear out or chill around in at home.

pink nails starbucks coffee girl

Coconut milk mocha macchiato from starbucks! Its's so good - I can't wait to try it iced!

Happy Friday guys! I'm so glad it's finally the weekend. Today I'll spend the day cleaning the huge pile of clothes that has accumulated in my room and working on the blog. Not the most exciting thing to do on a Friday but it must be done. This weekend they're saying it might snow too. Just yesterday it was 70 degrees. I wouldn't mind it though since it would most likely be the last! I hope you enjoy my favorites! Let me know one of your favorites down below! <3
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Affordable Spring Wishlist

3.08.2017

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Happy Wednesday guys! Today I'm sharing a few of my favorite spring pieces and most of them are under $50! With spring being right around the corner I really need to refresh my closet staples. I picked out neutral pieces that can be dressed up or dressed down and combined with items that I already own. I have these sandals, these jeans, and these shorts in my shopping cart right now. Which item is your favorite?


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Sporty Leather Look

3.06.2017

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H&M jacketLush top|Zara pants, similar here & hereAdidas shoesNecklaceSunglasses

Happy Monday guys! These pants are one of my favorites. I think leather pants are perfect for dressing up with a nice blouse and a pair of heels. But yesterday I wanted to go for a sportier look! I wore them with a loose t-shirt, a bomber jacket, and stan smiths. The only thing I was missing is a cute baseball cap. I love that sneakers, sweatshirts, caps, and all things athleisure are super in right now! What do you guys think about this trend?

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Classics

3.01.2017

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H&M top (solid version), simlar here|Zara jeans, similar hereConverse shoesH&M bagNecklace (gold version available too!)

I found this sweater at h&m over the weekend. It's just what I needed! The material is super soft and good quality. The cut is boxy and loose just how I like it. I will be wearing this combo in the warmer months too! Just switch out the jeans for a pair of distressed denim shorts. I completed my outfit with a silver crescent shaped necklace. I think it added the perfect amount of edginess! What do you guys think?



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