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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bermuda Summer-pt 2

I can't believe that it is almost September! I love these upcoming months, but I know I'm going to miss Summer once January hits. Yay for pumpkins and sweaters!

I posted my part one of wearing Bermuda shorts for the Summer and here is my part two. This is a casual day look that is comfortable and cute. Pineapples have been pretty popular recently and I joined the crowd getting this shirt from Oasap. They have a variety of pineapple attire that make for great Summer tees.





Shirt- c/o Oasap
Purse- Target
Hat- H&M(old)
Sandals- c/o Aeropostale(sold out)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Black & Gold

I abandoned my blog last week. I accidentally left my computer at home while we were in Texas for the week. It was definitely still Summer there. The sun was out every single day and it was hot. We were down in Corpus Christi so we were able to go the beach and swim in the pool. It felt so nice. Now it's time to face reality.

Even though we are back to real life I'm going to take advantage of the warmth. Summer is close to the end so I'm getting in as many days as I can out in the sun. It's never too late to get new swimwear. ASOS has a great selection of swimsuits and beach wear. I didn't have any black swimsuits so I went out on a limb and got this one. They actually have a big selection of black swimwear and I want it all! Be sure to check out their swimwear that they have that it up to 75% off!






Halter Swimsuit- c/o ASOS
Cover Up- c/o ASOS
Necklace- Lulu's
Sunglasses- c/o Oasap
Earring- Forever 21



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Simple Day Look with Neutrogena

"This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone." #AllDayLook #CollectiveBias


Do you ever go throughout the day wishing that your makeup would stay the same? Wishing that it wouldn't feel like it was melting off of your face? I feel that way all of the time. To be honest I found makeup that I was able to wear all day and it was still pretty similar looking to when I had just put it on.

Neutrogena has some new products out that I've been wearing everyday. I'm sharing a simple look that I do for my all day look.


STEP 1: Use Neutrogena's Nourishing Long Wear Liquid Makeup and lightly put that on your face. Then touch up spots on your forehead, chin, and top of cheeks with the Shine Control Powder. This stuff is amazing. It's great to bring on the go as well to make some touch ups during the day.

STEP 2: Use your favorite eye shadow. I did a light pink on my lid and then a light brown in my crease. Neutrogena's Nourishing Eyeliner added a light black that I was able to smooth out for a very fair smoky look. I didn't want it too dramatic because again I'm going for a simple everyday look.

STEP 3: I opened up my eyes with Neutrogena's Healthy Volume Mascara. Mascara is my favorite makeup product. It completes the look. With most mascaras I swipe probably over 10 times. This mascara I only brushed about 5 times. That's a big improvement for me!

STEP 4: Wrap the look up with a light pink MoistureSmooth Color Stick. I was a little hesitant because it looks like a crayon so I thought it was going to feel very waxy. It definitely did not. It was so smooth. Right? It's the name of it. It even smelt so yummy! Carrying this in the purse all of the time now.

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I didn't edit this last picture. I thank the shine control powder!


Go find all of these items at your local Target and check out Hayden Panettiere's "Day Off" look!


There are some events hitting Targets all over! Event begins August 24th, limited quantities available. Check with your local Target store for Beauty Concierge day and times. Use this cartwheel offer to get 10% off Neutrogena products.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Bermuda Summer-pt 1

We are getting down to the end of Summer, sadly enough, so I'm going to try and soak in as much as I can. I am very ready for Fall, but I know once the snow hits I'm going to be wishing for Summer. I need to take advantage of the warmth while I can! 

We are going to Texas this week and I will get some beach time :) I wanted to share some of the outfits I'll be wearing while in Texas. I'm big into Bermuda shorts. They're fun and I love the way they look! This week I will share 3 different outfits with the same pair of shorts. Just some different ways to wear them!

This first outfit is very beachy. The kimono is from Oasap and it definitely compliments Summer. It's a great outfit to wear to the beach as a cover up or to wear during an outside cook out.






Floral Kimono- c/o Oasap

Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Back to School Shopping

It's that time of year again! Back to school shopping :) Growing up this was one of my favorite things to do. My mom and I would travel to go find the best deals and the best looks for when I would head back to school. The first day outfit is key! I would put so much thought into what I was going to wear on the first day of school. I may or may not still put that much thought into it! Here are some of my key items for school...

JEANS!
It's a must to have some good jeans. When I buy jeans I'm looking for good quality. I will wear my jeans for a few years so I make sure that the brand I get will last for awhile!



SWEATERS!
I own so many over sized sweaters. This is a definite must for me during the school year. The start of school is getting into Fall and sweaters are great for staying warm, as well as being comfortable during a day of classes.



TEES!
I'm always layering my clothes in the Fall. That's why having a good supply of tees is very important :) Plenty of layering options for outfits.



CARDIGANS!
Tees brings me to my last key item for school and that is cardigans. It's what goes over my tees!

Cardigan-Forever 21


What are some of your key items for starting school/Fall??

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Summer Nights

Summer nights are for...

-music
-bonfires
-cuddling
-ice cream
-night swimming
-star gazing

I love Summer nights. Especially when they are little chilly and you have the perfect excuse to snuggle up close to that special someone :) I will have to admit that I'm a little anxious for Fall. I'm ready for sweaters and boots for sure! The outfit I'm wearing today is a nice transition from Summer nights to Fall. A lightweight shirt, a hat, and some ankle booties. Sheinside already has their Fall collection! 25% off all items using code autumn25. Check them out and start getting your Fall attire together!




Wednesday, July 30, 2014

First Impressions

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SmoothSummer #CollectiveBias

First impressions are pretty hard to change, so it's important to make a good one! Some things that leave a good impression on me are people that are well spoken, have good hygiene, and have a nice clean shave! I hate judging people by only looking at them, but I think it's natural for people to do that. Ahh! I will work on this.


Some of you may know that Dallin applied to some medical schools recently and he is now waiting to hear back from them. The next step is interviews! I get so nervous for him! This is such a critical point in our lives and I get so much anxiety from it! I'm not even the one who is trying to get in to a medical school. The interviews are going to be a big part in his overall application. He has to make sure he makes those first impressions stick and that they are good ones. Getting a nice clean shave will give him that professional look.




He found the perfect razor to get a clean shave from Walmart. It's Gillette's new Flexball Razor. I also like it. I love his smooth face! He doesn't stab my face! A smooth face is also perfect for Summer. It's a fresh and slick look for the outdoors! Follow along with #SmoothSummer to see some other smooth looks featuring Gillette.

Making his debut...Dallin

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