Bathroom Makeover

Hello World!

Recently I was browsing around my local Target (as one does) and I stumbled across a clearance section. Now, this area is usually full of nonsense items that I don’t actually need in my life but the aura of Target seems to convince me otherwise, but not this time.

As I’ve mentioned, I moved into my own apartment this year and I’m still in the process of making it my own.

This time this particular section was full of bathroom essentials: shower curtains, towels, bath matts, the whole shebang! It was in that moment that I decided my bathroom needed a makeover. I think after everything I spent around $80, which I think is pretty reasonable considering towels alone are more expensive than, a piece of fabric used to dry your body, should be.

Above is everything that I decided to get. I ended up not using the vanity mirror in my bathroom but I have other plans for it… Below I will link all the items (or similar ones) for you all to browse and enjoy. 

Wood and brass vanity mirror – Threshold 

Striped beige linen shower curtain – Threshold 

Soft Vinyl Shower Liner – Room Essentials

Herringbone White Bath Towels –  Threshold 

Herringbone White Hand Towels – Threshold

Double Glide Bronze Shower Hooks – Threshold

Striped Accent Bath Rug – Threshold

As I was linking all the items I noticed a theme… I love the Threshold brand!! They are just killing the game in my opinion haha I highly recommend their product lines at Target. 

Finally! Here it is, the before and after of my bathroom! 

Before:

After:

I love how my bathroom turned out! It was the exact look I was going for. Living on my own has really taught me about my taste and has given me so many opportunities to fully express who I am. If you enjoyed this transformation let me know below and comment what room I should show next!!!

xoxo!!


*All the views and opinions mentioned above are completely my own. I was not sent products, nor was I paid in exchange for a review. The photo used above is my own and cannot be used without written permission from myself.

2019 Bucket List

Hello World!

We are a month into 2019 and it has been a time of reflection. As I look back on 2018, I wonder how I ever got through the year. 2018 was full of pain, change and overall growth; and I could not be more thankful for it. With that being said, I will take a note from the wise Ariana Grande; 2018, thank you, next. 2019, I’m coming for ya. I’ve got that, “I want it, I got it” attitude and nothing will slow me down. Like every new year my social media gets blasted with everyone’s resolutions. I see these unrealistic goals that people set for themselves that they probably wont keep after 2 weeks. As much as I love disappointing myself by not sticking to one goal I pressure myself into thinking I need to accomplish: I decide to do something different.

Like every new year my social media gets blasted with everyone’s resolutions. I see these unrealistic goals that people set for themselves that they probably wont keep after 2 weeks. As much as I love disappointing myself by not sticking to one goal I pressure myself into thinking I need to accomplish: I decide to do something different.

So I started this year by sitting down and making a list. A bucket list to be exact. A list of things that I want to complete in 2019. Throughout the month I’ve added to the list and have started to cross some off. With the list constantly growing and changing, it really helps to remember the goals I’ve accomplished when I feel that I haven’t accomplished much. With that, here is my list:

Get a tattoo
Go to more concerts
Take a road trip
Be more active
Do more yoga
Finally Chop Hair (see photos below)
Be present
Say "Yes" to more things
Speak my mind
Drink more water
Do 1 thing a day that brings me joy
Set aside time to do something creative twice a week
Continue to practice self love/self-care
Before
Jan 1, 2019

After
Jan 8, 2019

 

 

 

 

I can’t wait to see what the rest of 2019 has in store for me. I look forward to sharing all my adventures with you all. I would love to hear what you put on your bucket lists! Let’s reach our goals together!!!

 

xoxo!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A New Chapter

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Hello world! I’m back. In the time that I have been gone a lot has happened. Some good, some bad, but I want to share it all with you guys! A few of the events will have their own post so I wont get into too many details here. So, lets get started. Today will be a little over two months since my last post. In that time I have travel to 2 different states, moved again (kind of), got out of a relationship, and really started my journey of self love/care.  These past two months gave me a much needed break and clarity on where I want to be and what I want to be doing.

 

 

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Even though I wasn’t posting while I was away I was still working on content for you guys! I got the opportunity to meet an amazing guy, Geoff, who gave me the chance to get out of my comfort zone a little. Geoff is an up and coming photographer in the Denver, Colorado area. Geoff is a friend of a friend and very kindly agreed to wander around Denver taking photos of me. That was something I’ve never experienced before. For the most part I like to stay behind the camera, but the more I practice self love, the more I realize that there is nothing to be scared of. All the pictures on this post (plus many more to come), were taken by him. I would love for everyone to go check out more of his stuff! His Instagram is: captured_rooster. Please go over and show him some love.

 

 

 

 

One of the more difficult things that I went through during these past two months was my breakup. I had been with my ex for 2 1/2 years. Breakups are never easy, especially when you live together and have created a whole life together. It can be devastating. I don’t want to get into too much detail on it, but I would like to say that even though at the time it felt like everything around me was crumbling down, I know that in the end I will be stronger because of it. I think it also took that experience to really push me to put myself first. I want nothing but happiness for him, as well as myself. I will continue to turn a negative into a positive.

I have so many ideas on posts I want to write but I would also love your input! Please comment below telling me what type of things you like to read most! It can be hauls, DIY, product reviews, favorites, day in the life, etc. I can’t wait to share all of my ideas with you guys!

 

xoxo!!

Pacifica Beauty Haul

Hello!! You guys, I am so excited to write this post! I’m excited because I am about to share with you one of my favorite brands, Pacifica. Now I first heard about this brand from my older sister who received one of their products in her ipsy bag. Ever since then I have loved their products! Not only is it quality beauty products but their products are two of my favorite things – 100% vegan and cruelty free. I don’t think I have found a beauty line that I have like so many of their products, as much as I like Pacifica.

You’ll notice that 3 of the 5 products listed have coconut as an ingredient. Coconut water/milk/oil has done WONDERS for my skin, face and life. If I am ever looking for new products and it has coconut listed as an ingredient, there is a 95% chance I’m going to purchase it haha. Alright, let’s get to the good stuff. Below I will list everything I purchased and the link so you guys can check them out for yourself! Enjoy!

Pacifica Coconut Milk Cream to Foam Face Wash: I have used this face wash every single day since I bought it. I absolutely love the fact that it is cream to foam. It is gentle on my skin from start to finish. I wash my face with this twice a day (once in the morning and once at night). I love that after every wash my skin looks cleaner and clearer.

Pacifica Coconut Probiotic Water Rehab Cream:  This cream has been a LIFESAVER! I have had a hard time finding a cream for my face that I really like. This product smells great and feels great on my skin. It dries quickly which made it easy to work into my everyday routine. I will apply a small amount to my face every morning before I put on my makeup. It keeps my face moisturized throughout the day under my makeup. I think that as the weather gets nicer it is nice to have a reliable face cream to keep you looking good all day.

Pacifica Super Flower Rapid Response Face Oil: I never knew how much I love face oils until I found this one. I have always been unsure about oils because I have combination skin. Which means my face gets dry and oily, sometime at the same time. I have started using this oil right before I go to bed. I feel like this allows enough time for my skin to fully absorb all the vitamins.

Pacifica Stress Rehab Face Mask: This mask worked wonders on my bags under my eyes. Some nights I get horrible sleep and using this mask in the morning before I start getting ready helps me get my day started off nicely. I would recommend to anyone who wants a little more tightening or anyone who wants to reduce puffiness in their face.

Pacifica Pollution Fight Face Mask: HOLY CRAP YOU GUYS!! This is the most AMAZING face mask I have ever used! First of all, it smells delightful. Second, it made my face so clear the next day! I have never seen such a fast acting formula. I would recommend this mask to every one I know.  It really does pull out dirt and other gross things from your face.

I could honestly go on and on about this brand and their products. I am so happy that I have found a brand that I love and meets so many of my needs. I can’t wait to try more of their skin care products and branch out into their makeup as well. Let me know in the comments if you have tried any of these products or any other Pacifica products!

 

xoxo!!

 

*All the views and opinions mentioned above are completely my own. I was not sent products, nor was I paid in exchange for a review. The photo used above is my own and can not be used with out written permission from myself. I am in no way a medical professional, these products worked for my skin type. If you have questions about your own, please ask a professional.

Adventure Time: Hidden Falls

Hello!! Spring is here!! Well…kind of. I don’t usually trust the good weather here until about July, and even then I can’t make any promises. Luckily this past weekend in the high 70’s, which means it is time to get into nature! I am pretty lucky in the sense that I can travel about 30 minutes and hit mountains. I am also lucky  because I am very close with/ and live very close to my mom and siblings. So last weekend we decided to take advantage of the good weather and go for our first hike of the season! I have hiked to the Hidden Falls before but it was the first time for my older sister, Amelia, and my mom.

 

The hike from the start to the Falls is 2 miles (so 4 miles there and back). It is one of the easier trails in this specific area however, there are a few parts that you have to climb over some larger rocks. The trail is pretty straight forward as long as you follow the correct signs haha. It really was the perfect day for a hike and we even packed a lunch! The sun was out but it was slightly overcast, which meant there was a slight cool wind. Warm enough to be outside but cool enough to not sweat my butt off the whole hike.

 

 

The one down side to it being a perfect day is that the trail was so busy! Everyone took advantage of the lovely weather which was just inconvenient to my life haha. There were children and dogs and mountain bikes….OH MY! Because the trail was busy and there were so many people at the actual Falls, I couldn’t get a good picture of it. I do know that once the weather stays nice for an extended period of time, fewer people will want to be active.  Hopefully I can get back there soon to take some more cool pictures!

 

I hope you enjoy the pictures of my adventure. If you like post like this please let me know in the comments below! Also, if you would like to start seeing videos of my adventures along with photos let me know!!! I want to hear about your fun adventures too so share, share, share!!! Until next time…

xoxo!!

*All the views and opinions mentioned above are completely my own. The photo used above is my own and can not be used with out written permission from myself. If you have questions about your own, please ask a professional.

Every Day Makeup

Hello!! Let me start off this post by saying I am not a morning person. I have an 8a.m.-5p.m. job and every day is a struggle for me to wake up with enough time to get fully ready for the day. In the past I would try to squeeze a full face of glam makeup in about 15 minutes of getting ready…the results were very bad. As I’ve grown up – and accepted that I will never leave myself enough time to fully get ready in the morning – I have perfected my everyday makeup look! I am very excited to share with you my favorite products and as always I will link each product down below!

Okay, so, I have just included my makeup portion of my routine. Before I put any of this on my face I will wash it and apply moisturizer! Let’s get started:

No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation: I get the shade “Cool Vanilla”. I have been using this foundation for YEARS!!! It really is my holy grail product. I use this all year – on the days I do a full face of makeup – and have never had any problems with it. It is hypoallergenic, so it doesn’t make me break out. It is also full coverage but doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. It blends very well! This brand has a lot of foundations like this one, but my favorite part about this specific on is that it is matte. I have weird combination skin and I don’t really like the “dewy” look that other foundations tend to create. I recommend this to everyone I know!

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer: I get this product in the color “Fair”. I like this product because it I can go a day with only this on and it last all day long. I have very red cheeks and nose and this concealer does a really good job at making my skin look even. It is also a great price and I can find it at pretty much any drugstore.

L’Oreal Lash Paradise: In the color black. I originally got this product because I heard it was a dupe for the Too Faced “Better Than Sex” mascara and let me tell you….I was not disappointed! It really thickens your lashes while spreading them out. It doesn’t go on clumpy and it comes off easily at the end of the night. I will put on a coat of this mascara

Revlon Color Stay Liquid Eyeliner: In the color black. I really enjoy the liquid eyeliner that have a felt tip. I have a love/hate relationship with winged eyeliner and the felt tip helps make it more love and less hate. My only issue with this specific liner is that if  I mess up or try to remove any part of it, it smudges real bad. So I end up wiping my all the makeup off around my eye.

L’Oreal Brow Stylist: In the color Medium Brown. I really like this product. I fill my eyebrows in every day just to give them a little more shape and fullness. In the past I would just use a dark brown eye shadow and an angled brush until I found this product. I have always been a little weary of eyebrow pencils or other filler products because I don’t like the look of wet eyebrows. This product doesn’t do that at all!!! It also has a bunch of product in the pot so it last FOREVER!!!

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighter: In the shade “Champagne Pop”. This highlighter is something that I have wanted to purchase for a very long time. A few months ago I decided that I needed to “treat myself” and get it. Best. Decision. Ever. I had a hard time deciding what shade I wanted, but Champagne Pop created more of a “golden goddess” type look that I wanted. It is nicely pigmented and goes on so smoothly. I think that this product is worth saving up for.

No7 Match Made Bronzer: In the shade “Caramel”. I just recently found this product while wandering around target. Like I have mentioned above I absolutely LOVE the No7 brand foundation, so I figured I’d give it a try. This brand has yet to let me down. I am so impressed by how the color looks on my skin. It looks like a bronze and not a weird orange/brown color.

Sonia Kashuk Limited Edition Lace Makeup brush Set- 6pc: In the lace pattern. I also found these brushes while wandering around target. The second I saw them I knew I had to get them. I got the whole set for $20 and it is by far the best $20 I have ever spent. The brushes are so soft and just such great quality. I use them every day.

 

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So that is everything I use on the daily! I hope you enjoyed reading and learning more about me! Please comment below your favorite everyday products!

 

xoxo!

 

*All the views and opinions mentioned above are completely my own. I was not sent products, nor was I paid in exchange for a review. The photo used above is my own and can not be used with out written permission from myself. I am in no way a medical professional, these products worked for my skin type. If you have questions about your own, please ask a professional.

Mini ULTA Beauty Haul

Hello everyone! I am so excited to share with you what I got at ULTA. For those of you who don’t know, ULTA is a store that sells basically all things beauty. It is kind of like a Sephora, but has hair care and skin care, as well as makeup. This time around I only purchased a few skin care products, and yes, 5 of the 6 products are face masks because I have no self control when it comes to face masks. My collection is quickly growing and I’m not mad about it! I like to justify my obsession with face masks by setting aside at least 20 minutes a day to relax and put one on. Its my “me time”.

So I went into ULTA without a plan (which to be honest is never a good idea), and I wandered aimlessly through the skincare section. Recently I watched Zoella’s Huge American Haul video and as I walked I remembered some of the face masks she got. Like Zoe, I am a sucker for a gimmick. However, since I have never tired these brands before, I opted for simple sheet masks instead of the mask pots. I will link each product to the ULTA website so you guys can check them out!

Egg White Pore Mask by Skinfood

I’m Real Rice Mask Sheet by TONYMOLY

I’m Real Peach Mask Sheet by TONYMOLY

I’m Real Seaweed Mask Sheet by TONYMOLY

I’m Real Cherry Blossom Mask Sheet by TONYMOLY

Enzyme Cleansing Gel by Mario Badescu

 

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Now the Egg White pore mask only came in  pot so I grabbed it anyway. Also the Enzyme Cleansing Gel isn’t a face mask but a face wash. Still it feeds my need to constantly buy more skincare products! So far I have tried the I’m Real Rice Mask Sheet and the I’m Real Seaweed Mask Sheet and I absolutely love both of them! These masks you keep on for 20-30 minutes and in that time about 90% of the product absorbs into your skin and any product left over you massage in after you take the mask off. I usually do my mask time right before I go to sleep and in both cases my face has felt great the next morning. I definitely recommend checking these products out!

Let me know in the comments below if you have tried any of these masks and what face mask is your favorite!!!

xoxo!!

 

*All the views and opinions mentioned above are completely my own. I was not sent products, nor was I paid in exchange for a review. The photo used above is my own and can not be used with out written permission from myself. I am in no way a medical professional, these products worked for my skin type. If you have questions about your own, please ask a professional.