Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday Five 1/31/2014

Third week of spring semester is done! Heres five things I've been loving this past week:

1.) Frozen- If you haven't seen this yet, go see it. I've heard it being called "Disney's most progressive movie" and I absolutely agree. Even the soundtrack is amazing. I can't stop singing "Do you want to build a snowman?" and "Let it go". Its unlike any other movie I've ever seen and its just fantastic!

2.) America- Literally I am so excited for the Olympics coming up! Any chance I get to show of my red, white, and blue I am a happy girl. USA! USA! USA!

3.) Vintage L.L. Bean Field Coat- I thrifted one of these recently and to say I'm obsessed would be an overstatement. Its so warm and cozy and the perfect winter coat. You can find a similar one here and here.

4.) Diamond Candles- These are just so neat! I've seen them on Pinterest multiple times; basically each candle (priced at about $25) has a ring somewhere inside of it priced anywhere from $10 to $5,000. No joke. I just think they're so neat! And to top it off they're based out of North Carolina! (Right now they're even giving $10 off!)

5.) Thin Mints- Girl Scout Season!!! As a former girl scout, I can't pass a table and not buy a box of cookies. I literally will hoard them and then hide them all so I find them throughout the year. I'm obsessed!

I hope y'all had a great week! Let me know what you've been loving!

Always, kTm

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cold Weather Essentials

There's ice and snow everywhere! The whole east coast seems to be frozen over, so I've compiled a list of my snow day / cold cold weather must haves:

1.) Bean Boots- I seriously cannot get enough of these! I got a pair at Christmas and they are so warm and comfortable. I have the tan and navy pair. Practical yet perfect, I can't believe I didn't get them earlier! And they're on sale right now!! (I have to warn you though they are on backorder pretty often…)

2.) Hot Chocolate- As much as I try to stick to a healthy diet, on super cold days when I can't feel my fingers this is my go-to guilty pleasure. I love coming home from class and making a cup to warm me up!

3.) L.L. Bean Fleece Pullover- I thrifted one a few months ago, and on super cold days its all I ever wear! Its so cozy and great for throwing on to run to class. Plus I love the forest green color!

4.) Pashmina Scarves- I can't even count how many pashmina scarves I have collected over the years. You can typically pick them up from department stores for about $10 to $15 dollars a piece. They tend to feel lightweight but are super warm which I love! They also come in an assortment of colors. 

5.) Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Lip Balm- Glides on smoothly and last! My lips tend to get extremely chapped in the wintertime and applying this tends to help a lot on extra windy days. I have it in the clear color (Too Cool) but it also comes in a few reds and pinks if you prefer a tinted balm.

Let me know what y'all think, stay warm out there!

Always, kTm

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Clarisonic Mia 2

Since I was about 10 years old, I have struggled with my skin. For as long as I can remember I have had really oily, acne-prone skin. My nose is covered in blackheads, my cheeks covered in old scars. Everything else is just bad.

Early on I learned the importance of a good skin care routine, but recently I've been feeling like something was missing. This is where the Clarisonic Mia 2 comes in. I've heard about this for years, and apparently its amazing. Does anyone have one and can attest to it?

For anyone who doesn't know, the Clarisonic Mia 2 is a facial cleansing brush, known to clean your face six times better than your hands alone. The Mia 2 has two speeds, is a smaller version of the original Mia (so its easier to hold in your hand), and has a T-timer that turns off automatically once the cycle is done.

I bought it in the Emerald color (its actually much darker in person), as shown above, and haven't really seen much of a difference in the three days so far I've been using it. I've heard stories about a "purging phase" you go through for about two weeks to a month once you start using the Clarisionic and I seem to be going through that right now. If anyone has one please let me know, I'd love to hear about your experience with it. I will keep you all updated though!

Always, kTm

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Best Is Yet To Come - 2014

I have never been one for specific resolutions because I tend to break them before Valentine's Day. So no, I will not be limiting myself to one diet coke a day, but I will try to drink more water. 

This year, I will eat better.
This year, I will read more books.
This year, I will push myself academically.
This year, I will try to see the best in others.
This year, I will decrease the clutter in my life.
This year, I will enjoy today.

Happy new year everyone!

Always, kTm