Friday, May 29, 2015

Insta Roundup

Happy Friday! It's totally hitting me that I will be moving to Florida in exactly 1 week - between packing / trying to see my friends and family as much as possible / prep for Disney I don't know where my head has been. 

With today being another busy day I thought it would be the perfect time to do an Instagram roundup (shameless plug here)

Top (sold out, similar) only $8!! // Shoes // Necklace // Ring // Watch // Bracelets (1, 2, 3)
 Shoes (sold out, similar) // Shorts // Polish all under $20!!
 My Aunt's gorgeous beach house aka heaven
 Romper (similar) // Handbag // Shoes // Watch // Bracelets (1, 2, 3) // Jawbone
 Watch // Bracelets (1, 2, 3)

Holy cow y'all, we're 1 week out! Do you have any big weekend plans? I'll be headed to a baseball game with my boyfriend tonight and doing more packing this weekend.


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Product Empties

Time to talk beauty on the blog today. So truth is, there has been a shopping bag full of empty beauty products because I have been trying to get around to this post for literally a year. Pending the upcoming move, when packing up my teeny little apartment all those products were one of the first things that needed to go. 

(There was seriously so many this will be a two-part post)

These are always some of my favorite videos to watch on YouTube because I feel like you don't really know a beauty product until you get through the entire bottle. I feel like I'm always going through spells where I really like a product at first, and then my opinion totally changes after the first month or two.

(Shop all products mentioned above)

Pantene Blowout Extend Dry Shampoo // I'm constantly flying through dry shampoo, and picked this up one day on a whim. I've used a lot of Pantene products in the past, and liked the packaging a lot. Worked okay, but definitely wouldn't repurchase.

Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush Makeup Remover Wipes // Hands down, favorite makeup remover ever. This stuff works so well at taking off my waterproof mascara and doesn't break my skin out. It's usually on sale too so it's a great price point for my  budget.

Garnier Cleansing Oil // Now, this is marketed for dry skin but if you look at picking this up just ignore that label. I bought this when it originally came out and my skin was still super dry due to the Accutane, loved it then and completely love it now that my skin has returned to it's halfway oily feel. It's probably the best makeup remover I've ever used as far as getting every bit off of my face, but it's pretty messy to use. Would still definitely repurchase.

Clean and Clear Facial Cleansing Wipes // Can you tell I love testing new makeup removers? I picked this up while traveling a while back and really liked it! It was super gentle on my sensitive skin and did a decent enough job. Would probably repurchase.

Maybelline New York Clean Express Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover // Now I don't use this every day, but it's great when I have any mascara residue left or my wing-ed out eyeliner is a little too on point. It has a non-greasy formula and dries super quick.

Olay Moisturizing Formula for Sensitive Skin // This worked, but I don't think I even made it to the complete bottom of the bottle before switching to a new one. Probably wouldn't repurchase.

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation // Definitely my favorite drugstore foundation! I've repurchased this a few times now and don't plan on switching any time soon. It's a maximum coverage foundation so I don't look too oily at the end of the day, but feels super lightweight and is easy to apply. I wear the shade 840.

Julep Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat // I subscribe to their Maven box, and Julep is always a must have for me when it comes to trying new beauty products. I've gone through a few of these, and really love this base coat! It basically smooths out any ridging on your nails so your polish applies evenly.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion // Again, another absolutely must for me. Makes my eyeshadow last throughout the day without any sort of creasing. My only complaint is the size. I use so little of this product every day that I could never get through the full size before it expires. I've since then just started buying the travel size, which is only about $12.

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes // I wanted to like these so bad but they always seem to sting my skin when I try using them! I know they are super popular so definitely let me know your opinion if you've used these before.

Out the Door Top Coat // I absolutely loved this stuff - it really does dry quick on your nails and left them looking hard and shiny. Would definitely repurchase!

Cetaphil Daily Cleanser Normal to Oily Skin // I started using this after it was recommended by my dermatologist and I really like it. It's essentially just a simple cleanser, but I've found the simpler I can  make my skin routine the clearer my skin tends to look. I've used both the sensitive skin type and the normal to oily type, and the lather of the normal to oily works twenty times better for me. Plus it's super affordable and easy to find.

Do you have any products you continuously swear by? Let me know - I'm always looking for good recommendations!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Rompin' Around

Happy hump day! This week seems to be flying by for me - it's so nice to be home and just RELAX! On Monday my boyfriend and I went to this dairy farm that served all sorts of types of ice cream and then ran by this local lake to snap a few photos. I bought this romper a month or so back from Monday Dress and fell for it the second I saw the ruffles!

Watch // Bracelets (1, 2, 3)
Are you into the romper trend? Let me know!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Bug Eyes // Mirrored Sunglasses

Recently I finally got my hands on these gorgeous pair Ray-bans I've been lusting after for the past year, right in time to share one of what seems like summer's hottest trends - bright, mirrored sunglasses! You can shop my favorites below:

Sunglasses // Top // Necklaces (monogram, dainty) // Watch // Bracelets

Shop My Look
Shop My Picks
Do you have a pair of bright sunglasses you've been dying to break out for the season? Let me know!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

An Open Letter to My Best Friend // Mother's Day

Dear Best Friend in the Whole Wide World,

I feel bad for people who don't have as good of a best friend as I do.

The best compliment I've ever received is that I look exactly like you. Which as you know happens frequently. Just about as frequently as our non-stop texting during the day ever since the day I went off to college. I don't think I could ever list every single thing I love/admire/appreciate about you. Seriously, that list goes on and on and on so I'll sum it up.

Reading each other's minds makes my life 100 times easier. We literally don't have to say a word to have a whole conversation.

You just automatically know when something is up. You always know exactly what I need to hear at that moment in time. It's like some weird mom-sense.

I so admire your open heart. You're seriously so much nicer than I think I ever could be. And some times that scares me, because I worry people take advantage of that way too often.

People always laugh at me when I say my favorite thing I inherited from you is your work ethic. (You know, besides your looks obviously) They just don't understand, workaholics run in our family.

One of my favorite things to do is spoil you. I know you hate it, but I love to blow some serious money on presents for you. Even just those $5 Cinnamon Dolce Lattes we love at Starbucks - extra hot of course.

Thank you for all of those terrible, terrible teenage years. For dealing with my craziness, letting me complain to you at the end of a long day, and for your care packages consisting solely of Trader Joe's Plantain chips and coffee (you know me so well).

I couldn't have asked for a better role model, partner in crime, shoulder to cry on, shopping buddy, voice of reason, and most importantly best friend. I love you mom.


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Saturday Shopping

This has seriously been the week of weeks for me. I finished my finals week, moved out of my college apartment, and am now home for one month before headed to Disney. Scratch that, it's actually less than one month and it's suddenly feeling so real. That being said I have been doing some major shopping/stocking up/resisting anything unnecessary the past few weeks and thought it would be fun to share just what I've been loving lately.

Scroll through below
Anything you've been loving/trying to resist lately? Let me know!


Friday, May 1, 2015

April Showers Bring May Flowers Blogger Link-Up

Dress (similar) // Heels (similar) // Jacket (similar) // Watch
Handbag (similar) // Bracelets (1, 2, 3) // Lipstick
Happy First day of May and a big thank you to all the lovely bloggers who participated today! The window will stay open for a few days, so if you wanted to join in on the fun but hadn't yet had time please do I'd love to see your look!