Monday, August 24, 2015

Birthday Wish List

Y'all my birthday is literally ONE week away now! I could not be more excited to ring in the big two-one in a short seven days, and thought it would be the perfect time to share what's on my wish list this year.

Now obviously I could not accept the Prada sunnies ringing in at a whopping $385 but aren't they gorgeous? What's been on your wish list lately? Let me know!

Also if anyone has drank around the world at Epcot please send in any and all advice - it'll be an interesting day I'm sure!


Friday, August 21, 2015

At Home Spa Essentials (& GIVEAWAY)

If you're anything like me about once a week or so you love to go all out and do a big at home spa night - there is just something about a little pampering that makes your day twenty times better. Now hopefully your schedule is a little different than mine and those "nights" aren't around 2AM when you finally come home from work... anytime is a good time for a little TLC.

From my all time favorite facial mask, a mani/pedi using my polish as of late, or a quick rinse with my Clarisonic, my all time favorite part of spa nights are sitting in the shower soaking for a solid thirty minutes. Recently I had the pleasure of working with Spongellé through BrandBacker and let me tell you, their Body Contouring Buffer has really changed the game when it comes to my pamper time. Seriously y'all, there is no going back to my trusty loofah.

Essentially, it's a large sponge that smells absolutely delicious (I received the beach grass scent and would really recommend it, it's a great mix between exotic and airy) but it's so much more than that. For starters the technology that goes into this itty bitty thing I am so impressed with - it's hypoallergenic for sensitive skin, it's a body wash/buffer which is great trying to save shower space, and it contains extracts of coffee, arnica, as well as sea kelp.

What's really neat about the buffer though is it's actually marketed as an anti-cellulite product, but it works wonders on my 20 year old skin. You know how you're supposed to start using eye cream in your twenties so the wrinkles aren't so bad thirty years later? Same idea with this. Not only does it do a great job contouring,  and your skin feels like butter for days, but works as a preventative measure for those of all ages (and what a luxurious way to do it!)

The first time I wet the Body Contouring Buffer I have to say I was actually kind of surprised, it has both a hard side for exfloilating and a soft side, and utilizes SalSphere technology that helps to detoxify and smooth down those areas prone to cellulite. The best way I can say it is it's perfectly designed to pamper.

 In addition to the sample, Spongellé has been kind enough to host a giveaway for one Anti-Cellulite Body Contouring Buffer - you can enter through the widget below. Good luck!
 If you are interested in trying the buffer out for yourself, in addition to the giveaway Spongellé has offered my readers 20% off their purchase on their website with the code "BBLOGGERS20" through 10/19/2015.

If you're interested in learning more you can check them out on their website as well as on Instagram.
What are your big spa-night essentials? Have you ever tried their buffers? Let me know!


This post is sponsored in part by Spongellé in association with BrandBacker for review purposes, all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Disney College Program Bucket List (Update)

Sometimes I sit and wonder if time flies as quickly for everyone as much as it does for me. It's been two whole months living down here in Florida and I swear I don't know where that time went. I'm also officially 1/3 through my college program and with that I've been making serious progress on my bucket list.
(1) Get photos with at least 50 different characters
I've got about twenty or so... making progress.
(2) Visit all four parks in one day
(3) Eat at Be Our Guest
(4) Make a magical memory for a guest
I am so lucky to be able to do this every day at work. Last night we had a little princess who lost her ring at dinner, sure enough within five minutes Mickey himself found it, it had bounced off the monorail beam and landed right in his hands! I am so grateful to be a part of making those magical memories for guest and seeing their smiles - it's my favorite part of my job!
(5) Visit the Florida beaches
(6) Try the sodas from around the world at Epcot
I knocked this one off this past week when my boyfriend came down to visit. I liked maybe one out of the ten, so happy I did it but probably will not be doing it again any time soon.
(7) Get Pixie-Dusted at Magic Kingdom
(8) Buy a tiara
(9) Visit the Epcot Food & Wine Festival
(10) Collect 20 pressed pennies
So far I have maybe two...
(11) Eat anything and everything Mickey shaped (waffles, pretzels, etc)
I've had Mickey waffles, Mickey bars, but am waiting to cross this one off untilI get my Mickey pretzel.
(12) Find my way into a princess gown
(13) Do a character dinner
(14) Celebrate Dole Whips!
(15) Learn to draw at Animation Academy
Literally a month after arriving, the Animation Academy closed it's doors. That being said I need something new to add to my bucket list - any recommendations?
(16) Drink around the World at Epcot on my 21st birthday
(17) Try the grey stuff
(18) See a Disney wedding and/or proposal
(19) Write home each week
(20) Fill up a lanyard (or two)
(21) Be serenaded by the Dapper Dans
(22)Watch Wishes on the hub
(23) Release a paper lantern
(24) Go inside Cinderella's Castle
(25) Attend Mickey's Not So Scary Holloween Party
(26) Shoot a blog post in front of the castle
(27) Expand my Disney Alex and Ani collection
FINALLY found the Cinderella charm I've been looking for (only took about six months).
(28) Celebrate Dapper Day
(29) Attend Mickey's Christmas Party
(30) Explore the underground tunnels of Magic Kingdom

Can you think of anything to add to my bucket list? Let me know!


Monday, August 10, 2015

In the Palms

Can I quickly throw out there that I am so not ready for summer to end? My tan is not tan enough, my  white is not white enough, and my summer dresses are definitely not ready to retire just yet. One trend I have been obsessed with all summer however is the palm print - it kind of got popular last summer, but this past I feel like I've been seeing it just about everywhere (and I am definitely not complaining!)

This little number especially I have a feeling might just end up being my birthday dress, but I've linked a few of my favorites below for you to browse -

 Dress (on sale for $16!) // Shoes // Bag // Watch (similar)
Bracelets (1, 2, 3, 4) // Ring

Similar options below (all under $100!)

What has been your favorite summer print? Let me know!


Friday, August 7, 2015

Back To School Style with #BloggersBTS

Happy Friday! I am so excited to be participating in a linkup hosted by Cathleen of Classy Cathleen and Nicole of Empire Styles featuring four weeks of everything back to school. Although I will not technically be returning to school until January, I love this time of the year and absolutely had to join in on the fun! Week one was all about back to school fashion and for the occasion I had to break out this lightweight sweater I found on major sale recently.

Sweater (similar)  // Jeans // Shoes // Tote // Sunnies

Now during the school year I won't lie this is a more dressed up version of school me, I am a full supporter of messy hair and yoga pants all day every day #sorrynotsorry

Are you participating in the linkup? Let me know!