Friday, May 19, 2017

spring haul & try on!

You guys, I haven't shopped for new clothes since December. Isn't that crazy? I've been trying to cut back on my spending and the amount of clothes that I have, and to be honest, it's really refreshing. But since my birthday is coming up {it's next Monday!}, I thought I would treat myself to a few things and wanted to share it with you!

I've never done a try on video before but love watching them. I think they're the most helpful since you can't really tell what an item will look like by just holding it up to the camera. Hopefully you guys like this just as much as I liked filming it! :]

All the links to the exact items are on my YouTube channel!

Friday, May 12, 2017

lemon print

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One of my most favorite things in life are lemons. From drinks to desserts, tees to accessories, candles to notebooks - if there's a lemon on it, there's a strong chance that I'm going to want it. And luckily for me {unluckily for my bank account}, lemon-printed everything is out in full force. There are so many fun things with a lemon print out right now that my closet is in danger of overflowing with the color yellow!

I mentioned some of my favorites above, including one thing that I'll be including in a haul video coming next week. My lemon print wishlist is quite long so I've linked to more below! I'm especially loving these lemon slice earrings and this sweet dress!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

five days in the philippines

So this blog is wayyyyyyy late. My parents and I went to the Philippines in February 2016, and while I was there, I took quite a bit of video footage to try and put into a little video. Then I had an incident with my memory card and old laptop not agreeing with each other and decided to put aside the project.

Well, about two weeks ago I decided to give it a go and try that memory card in my iMac. And it worked! I was so excited because I was sad over the thought of losing any of the footage that I took. I hope you guys enjoy the video! It's full of food and scenery, aka lots of traffic ;]

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

mother's day gifts

Mother's Day is just under two weeks away! If you haven't gotten a gift for your lovely momma, don't worry because it's not too late! I promise {slash hope!} that there's something for every mom out there in this post. I especially love these incredibly comfortable and stylish black flats, shoes I actually own multiple pairs of. And how great is this deluxe perfume sampler? She can test out multiple scents and then receive a full-size bottle of the one she loved the most for FREE! A total bonus if you ask me.

What are you getting your mom for Mother's Day?!

Monday, April 17, 2017

what to buy at the sephora spring sale

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If you love makeup like I do, then you're probably already aware of the Sephora sale that starts tomorrow. Since makeup is rarely ever on a discount, it's a great time to stock up on favorites or buy those luxury items you've had on your wishlist. I already have my cart full and ready to check out, but I wanted to share my top recommendations with all of you first!

Here's all the sale information that you need to know for each member tier!:
VIB Rouge: April 18 - 24, 15% off with code ROUGESPRING
VIB: April 19 - 24, 15% off with code VIBSPRING
BI: April 19-24, 10% off with code BISPRING

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo // For the past month or so, I've been using brow powder instead of a pencil and it's the best thing. I think it looks much softer and more natural but still lets you build a bold brow. I've tried a few but Anastasia Beverly Hills always knocks it out of the park with their brow products.

Clarisonic Mia 2 // I've had this for years. I try to take really good care of my skin and the Clarisonic Mia 2 plays a huge part in that. I use it, at most, three times a week with this brush head.

Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Palette // This is my go-to and all-time favorite! I love the warm-toned mix of mattes and shimmers and that each row can create the perfect eye look. This is pretty much the perfect eyeshadow palette, and I promise you'll love it as much as I do!

Living Proof Dry Shampoo // This dry shampoo beats all others. There's a reason that so many people love this and it's rated so highly. If you're like me and have dark hair, you don't have to worry about a white cast or any powder residue being left in your hair, something I worry about all the time. Plus, it smells amazing!

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber DeTox Hydra-Gel Eye Patches // Since I have dry skin, I'm always looking for products to help hydrate it. I hadn't tested a ton of eye creams before finding these, but once I did, there was no turning back. There are 30 pairs in this tub so you definitely get your money's worth. I use them twice a week, and it's really made a difference!

Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover // Caroline Hirons recommends this all the time, and with her knowledge of skincare, I had to try it. It is honestly so great at removing all of my makeup, even waterproof mascara. It doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy and it's actually rather moisturizing.

Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Candle // Jo Malone has arrived at Sephora! Exciting news, right? The candles are pricey, but they smell amazing! I know everyone loves Peony and Blush Suede {to be honest, it is a very pretty scent} but Wood Sage and Sea Salt is my personal favorite. It's fresh with just the right hint of woodsy earthiness.

NARS Blush in Deep Throat // So everyone loves and raves about NARS Orgasm blush. Guess what? I'm not one of them. There are much better and more pigmented colors in their blush line, including this one. Deep Throat is more peachy than pink and has significantly less glitter in my opinion. If you're looking for something with less shimmer, this is your best bet. I think the color pay off is better here, too...

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light // When people first talked about this as a setting powder, I didn't really get it. While searching for a new one though, I finally decided to spend the money and try it and you know what? Everyone was right. This is a great all over face powder. It has a slight radiant sheen to it so you'll be looking glowy {in a good way!} all day.

Shiseido Facial Cotton Pads // OK, so you might think I'm crazy for spending $10 on cotton pads, but these are the best. They are so soft - like little pillows that you use to remove makeup or apply toner to your face. They are definitely worth the splurge!

belif True Cream Moisturizing Bomb // My dry and sensitive skin loves this stuff. It's lightweight but incredibly powerful. If you're skin is looking or feeling parched, this will work wonders overnight!

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick // This is a recent release from Tarte and one of their best lipstick formulas. It's super hydrating but has a slight matte finish. Crazy, right? The color selection they put out is great, but I especially love Set Sail and Siesta, two nude shades that are perfect for every day.

I had so many other things I wanted to include in this list, but then we'd be here for days. I'm sharing more of my recommendations and favorites below!