Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Things I'd Like to Try/Buy #2

Hi everyone,

It's been a while since I did a post like this so here we go.

  1. Signature fragrance.  I'd like to get a new everyday skin fragrance... not too light... not too dramatic.
  2. Get a mineral foundation.  I know, I know.  What kind of beauty blogger doesn't own a mineral foundation?  ME.  Well I've tried one before and it was discontinued; I never recovered (just kidding).  I want a mineral foundation because I very rarely wear liquid foundation and I really don't want to break out.  Anyone try bare minerals?  I might invest in that.
  3. New everyday makeup.  Since high school I have been doing a simple cat eye and running out the door.  I really think it is time for a change (especially since my favorite eyeliner was discontinued).  Maybe I'll wear more eyeshadow on a daily basis; something natural looking of course, so I don't get lazy half way through the semester.
Any suggestions/advice?

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Let's Chat #22: Hair Talk and a Bit of Rambling

Hi everyone,

I named this post "hair talk" because there is a high probability that I will start rambling (I don't know where I will end up) :P.  Let me start by saying the cliche "embrace what you've got".  I know saying that is so corny, but there has to be a reason why it is said all of the time.  It is so easy to look over the fence and be wowed by what other people have (which is ok) and change it up to try new things (which is also ok) then end up hating where you started (which is NOT ok).  "Embrace what you've got"; easier said than done.  I am not going to sit here and tell you how extremely self confident I am and how I have always loved my features.  I am not going to say that there wasn't a time where I prayed that my curls would magically loosen, because "everyone loves girls with wavy/straight hair".  I'm not going to tell you that I don't have anything I need to work on.  Why? Because that would be a lie.  

I think when you are a teenager it is so easy to wish something about you was different.  Wishing that something about you was different can lead to you trying things that just don't work for you.  Just think back at your teen years and you'll probably remember an awkward phase you went through, where you decided to try out a hairstyle or makeup trend that didn't suit you.  That is ok because not everything suits everybody.  For example, I do not look good with super straight hair, because of my face shape, I think it makes me look sad (lol).   It is completely fine to experiment with looks.  I am not saying to stay the same way forever, that would be boring.  What I am saying is that even if you change things up you still have to go back to and face the way you really are (eventually), and most of all you have to be fine with it.  Also, facing the way you really are doesn't mean jus giving up and not trying, it means "working with what you got"  (more cliches, yes I know).  For example, if your hair is curly, like me, find out the right products and routine to get your curls the best they can be.  Finding out what works for you may not be easy but it is worth it! If you can work with what you got, not only will you get props from me, you will feel liberated!
Be the best YOU can be!

So here is a collection of hairstyles to inspire you...

Well I did ramble a bit but I don't think I went too off topic.
Also this doesn't only apply to hair it, can apply to any of your features.  I just mentioned hair because it was my example.
If you have ever disliked one of your features and came to love it I would LOVE to hear about it!
Thanks for reading. :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Up-Cycle Your Clothes

Hi everyone,

I was refolding some of my clothes in my closet, when I came across an old blouse that I had bought only for the beaded bib collar.  I remember thinking to myself: "I don't care for the shirt but that piece would be day."  Luckily, the blouse was cheap and I kept it in a special place in my closet until it was time to use it for a project... One year later... it was time to get down to business.

I went searching around for something to enhance with the beaded bib, with the ultimatum I had given myself: "find a use or say goodbye."  To be honest, I knew I would find a use. :)  As you can see I decided to put it on this pink little dress.  I had only worn the pink dress once and thought that: "although it was nice it was kind of plain and in need of a belt or something"... the rest was history.

I thought it would be fun to make a post out of it so here it is.  It is really easy to do and you can let your imagination go wild with all of the possibilities.  If sewing isn't your forte I included a step by step.

All you will need are...
Needle and thread
Scissors (if necessary)
And of course the the two pieces you will sew together.

Place the collar straight so that it is just right and pin all the way across.  If you are new to sewing, pins make sure that everything is in place and makes sure the fabric doesn't slip when you sew (but you probably already knew that).

Sew away... but make sure your stitches are straight.  Because I sewed so close to the neckline I had to take extra care in my stitching.  

That's the finish product! Now if only I had somewhere to wear it!

Where would you wear this dress?
Do you feel like modifying or up-cycling any of your clothes?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Fifties Dresses

Hi everyone,

I really admire vintage beauty and fashion which, is why I love dresses from the 1950's, they are feminine and classy.  It seems like everything was super classy back then.  Have you ever looked at a yearbook from around 1950's or so?  All of the girls looked like movie stars!  Not a strand of hair is out of place and their makeup is just right!  Props to anyone who takes that much care of themselves it can be a heavy work load.  
Feast your eyes on these dresses!

What is your favorite decade for fashion?
By the way... stay tuned for another dress post! ;)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Lets Chat #21: Rest & Refresh

Hi everyone,

Sorry I haven't posted in a while.  I have been away, I actually just got back in town a couple hours ago.  I was on vacation and chilling out on the beach (doing some resting and refreshing, I suppose).  It is so good to get away sometimes, which is why I love trips and vacations so much.  I realize that not everyone has the option of going on vacation.  Here are some ways to "rest and refresh" without having to pack your bags.

  • Take a bubble bath
  • Read a book
  • Do your hobbies or find new ones
  • Stay away from social media for a while (at least a day).
  • Turn off your phone for a whole day
  • Turn off your computer for a day
  • Listen to whatever music you find relaxing
  • Give yourself a facial
  • Cook or something that smells wonderful and of course tastes great too!
  • Or do all of the above for an incredibly relaxing day!
Personally I like to get up early so I have the whole day ahead of me to relax or do whatever, but if you like to sleep thats ok too.  
Also I highly suggest turning your phone, computer or social media devices especially if you find it impossible to do so (stop the addiction).