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Happy September!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Hi everyone! Where has this year gone?! We're already welcoming September and before we know it the leaves will be changing colors and we'll be wearing our favorite fall boots! I can't say that I'm sad to see summer go, but I did genuinely enjoy it this year. Usually I'm not a fan at all but I feel like I turned over a new leaf this year. Fit & flare dresses and bright colors were a big hit for me throughout the summer months. But I'm excited for the weather to start cooling down and to be able to bring my ankle boots and parkas out of the back of my closet. Mostly though I'm looking forward to October. It's my favorite month and Marc and I will be celebrating our fourth anniversary this year!

What are you looking forward to this month?
Happy September!

August Beauty Favorites!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Hi everyone! I thought I'd give the monthly favorites segment a go! I'm always trying new products so I thought it would be fun to share those with you guys! These are all products that I really like and that I've been using on a daily basis this month. Hope you enjoy! 

Skinny smolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner by Tarte in Moonstone Brown - I'm always on the lookout for a brown eye liner. They're my favorite to use because they're a little more natural and less harsh. This is such a gorgeous rich brown and it glides on very smoothly, too. It also comes with a smudger on the opposite end which I don't use since I only use it to line my water line. I'll definitely be picking up this liner in more colors!

Hoola Bronzer by Benefit - I have a fairly light complexion and so I've always been apprehensive about trying a bronzer. But I decided to give this one a try since I've used some of the other boxed blushes from Benefit before and I really liked them. This bronzer turned out to be really great for me. It blends well with my skin and gives me a subtle bronzed sun-kissed look which I love. It's also buildable if you have a darker complexion or prefer a more bronzed look.

Dream Fresh BB 8-In-1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfector by Maybelline in Light - Since it's summer I don't want to cake on a ton of product onto my face. So I've been skipping the foundation and powder and just using this BB cream. It's creamy and it provides a good amount of coverage and makes my skin look fresh and glowing. It's perfect for when you want a natural finish and don't want a ton of product on your face.

Fit Me Concealer by Maybelline in Light - I love this concealer! It gives me great coverage and stays on and doesn't budge throughout the day. I use this mostly under my eyes and on little blemishes on my face. It honestly does a better job at concealing my under eye circles than some of the higher end concealers I've tried. I do like to use this under my Benefit Fakeup concealer, also in the shade light, and the combination of the two works wonders for my under eye circles!

Color Stay Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain by Revlon in Sweetheart - I love, love, love this line of lip stains! I almost have all of them now which I don't usually do with products. They are creamy, moisturizing, and very pigmented. They stay on nearly all day and give a nice natural tint to your lips. I love a bright pink lip and this shade is perfect for that. I've been wearing this literally every single day since I've gotten it. If you get the chance you should definitely try this product!

Hope you guys enjoyed this segment and maybe found a product you would like to try yourself. If you do, I would love to hear your thoughts!

What have been some of your makeup favorites this month?

Tests and Cats.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hi everyone! I've finally submitted my application to my (hopefully!) future nursing school! I'll be taking my HESI entrance exam next Tuesday so I've taken the week off of work in order to study and prepare! I would be lying if I said I wasn't worried. Admittedly, I don't have a 4.0 GPA but my adviser told me that as long as I do well on the exam I shouldn't have anything to worry about. So, you know, no pressure! Wish me luck you guys because I'm stressing out over here!

I leave you with a photo of Tobias. He's spent all day bugging me for attention! I swear it's because he knows I'm busy!
Happy Wednesday!

From the Weekend!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hi everyone! Unfortunately the weekend has passed and today was my first day back to class! I spent my weekend preparing myself and going on a shopping trip with my little cousin for school supplies. She's going to be starting her sophomore year of high school next week, which seriously blows my mind!

Aside from getting ready for school we've had atrocious weather here! We had a really big storm on Saturday and a small portion of our apartment flooded. Nothing major, thankfully nothing was ruined, but the clean up was still a pain. This happened to several of our neighbors and our entire side of the block lost power for several long hours. After the storm had passed I made my way to the moll to kill some time until our power came back. This of course wasn't the greatest idea and I ended up with a bunch of new goodies I probably didn't need!

How did you spend your weekend?
Happy week!

A Girls Afternoon!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hi everyone! I haven't seen my best friend Isabella in about two weeks while she was away on vacation in the happiest place on earth, Disney! She came home Tuesday night and as soon as I got off of work on Wednesday I picked her up for a girls afternoon. We first got our nails done at our favorite salon in a matching bright green! Afterwards, we headed over to our favorite Vietnamese restaurant where I had a lemongrass chicken banh mi with fries and bubble tea, so delicious! We spent quite a while there chatting and catching up. It was so strange not having seen her for such a long time since we usually manage to get together at least once or twice a week. She also brought back a gift for me! She gave me this absolutely gorgeous mug to add to my collection (I love mugs)! It was really good to see her and I'm glad she's back home so we can get together for shopping trips and lunch dates again!

How are you spending your week?
Happy Thursday!

From the Weekend.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Hi everyone! I had a very low-key weekend this week. No trips to Michigan for me! Instead I was able to spend some quality time with Marc and the kitties. We watched a ton of Doctor Who in anticipation of the season premiere next Saturday! Is anyone else as pumped as I am?! We also have a little tradition that on Saturday's he wakes me up early in the morning and we make breakfast together. This week we made waffles, so good! I also did a ton of housework that I really needed to catch up on. I love having a tidy apartment, but if I'm being totally honest it usually isn't! But I feel accomplished and I'm ready for this week to start. It's going to be a busy one!  

How did you spend your weekend?
Happy week!

Blueberry Picking!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hi everyone! I've been spending lots of quality time with my family these past few weeks. Most recently we went blueberry picking in Michigan. The six of us (myself, my parents, my uncle Peter, my aunt Ewa, and my cousin Michelle) all piled into our car and made yet another 2 hour journey to the farm. As you can tell, Michigan is our favorite weekend destination! The farm was gorgeous! It was so peaceful with just the laughter of children and friends having conversations filling the air. Picking the blueberries was actually very relaxing and it was fun to eat the berries straight from the bush! We picked 50 pounds of blueberries, yes 50! I have a ton frozen in my freezer and I've been making smoothies left and right! My family is also pretty nifty and has made the most delicious homemade blueberry juice, so good! Later in the summer we're planning on going to pick peaches, I can't wait! I would also love to pick strawberries and raspberries! I love to make smoothies and having a freezer full of hand picked fruit from the farm sounds fantastic! 

How have you spent your summer so far?
Happy weekend!