From the Weekend!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hi everyone! This weekend, as most weekends, was nice and laid back for me. After a busy week I love to indulge my inner lazy girl and take it easy throughout the weekend. I did go into work again on Saturday, but the hardest part about that is just getting out of bed in the morning, haha. I spent the rest of the weekend shopping and wrapping gifts for family and friends. I already purchased most of my gifts a while ago, I like to get my Christmas shopping done early, so all I have left to do is to put the final touches on a few gifts and I'm all set! I also got to spend some time with Isabella yesterday, which was really great. I haven't seen her a lot lately because her mom has been in the hospital, so it was nice to be able to catch up with her on a little shopping date.

As for this week, I have a couple things going on. Tomorrow I have my orientation for nursing school which I want to be excited for, but truthfully, orientations are hardly ever much fun. But, I am excited that I'll be starting nursing school in January, I feel like I've been waiting for this moment and it's finally here! We're also having a little Christmas party at work on Thursday which is always nice to be able to take a break from work and just hang out with the girls. I'm also really excited because Marc and I are sprucing up our entryway. We've hit a couple of unexpected snags, but I like where it's headed and I can't wait to share the finished product with you guys!

What are your plans for this week?
Happy Tuesday!

Mittens Garland DIY!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to share this DIY with all of you! I've had it in mind for a while and I've finally found some time to sit down and put it together. It's a super simple one that's perfect for the winter season! 

+ White string
+ Paper punch
+ Scissors
+ Assorted patterned paper
+ Mittens template

1. Print then cut out the mittens template.
2. Use the template as a guide to cut out your mittens to ensure that they all look the same.
  • Or print the outline directly onto your patterned paper then cut out the mittens.
3. Punch holes in the left and right corners of each mitten.
4. String the mittens together and hang on your wall!

I really love the final result! It's so fun and colorful and perfectly brightens up this little corner of my kitchen while also bringing in the festive spirit!

What have you DIYed recently?
Happy Saturday!

Life Lately.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hi everyone! I'm so excited because I'm finally finished with school! I only have one class left tomorrow and then I'm off till January when I start nursing school. I'll only have one on campus class this first quarter and next quarter all of my classes are going to be online so I'm really excited because my work schedule is going to improve so much! I'll be getting home earlier in the day which I prefer as opposed to starting later in the day after class like I do now. Every year I take a week off during winter break but unfortunately I don't think I'll be doing that this year since I just took off three weeks for my trip to Poland. But that's okay, at least I'll still have Tuesdays off! I actually went into the office last weekend to get in some extra hours since we were off for thanksgiving. I really like working weekends because it was only me and two of my friends and so it was nice and peaceful since usually our office feels like there's a tornado going through it, haha! Afterwards, we went out for a late lunch and spent quite a while chatting. There's so much gossip in our office, it's unreal! As for next weekend I'm planning on going out with my cousin Sabrina for her 21st which should be fun, too!

How are you spending your week?
Happy Wednesday!

Wantable Box!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share with you an awesome subscription service that I recently found named Wantable! They have a range of 3 boxes: the accessories box, the intimates box, and the makeup box. This is my second month of being subscribed to the accessories box and I'm absolutely loving it! Each month for $36 you get a custom box of 4 accessories. It's a pricier box, but I love the quality of everything that I've received so far and how unique each piece is. I'm obsessed with my accessories, which I'm sure you guys can tell if you've glanced my necklace wall in the background of my Instagram snaps, so this is the perfect box for me! I also love it because it's something different from the usual makeup subscription. They also have a one time purchase option for $40 which I think would make a wonderful gift for a sister or a good friend!

01. These sunglasses are super classy! I love the black frame and the shape really compliments my face. They're a really nice pair to throw in my purse so I can always have a pair on me for those sunny drives!

02. Honestly these earrings are not my favorite item in the box because they're not really my style. But that's okay because I think they're going to make an awesome addition to my aunt's Christmas gift!

03. This necklace is really cute. Admittedly, I didn't like it at first because there was so much going on, but I think it looks really classy paired with a white t-shirt and a pair of skinny jeans. It's the perfect piece to dress up a casual outfit!

04. This set of bangles is my favorite item in the box! They're super classy, modern, and chic. I love that they came in a mix of three metals so that I can pair them with different looks or wear them all together. I also love the shape which makes them more interesting than your standard round bangle. The only downside is that they're a little big on me, but that's to be expected with my tiny wrists.

This is currently my favorite subscription box and I would definitely recommend checking it out if you're interested!

What subscription service have you been loving?
Happy Sunday!

Happy December!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Hi everyone! I'm really excited that December is here! It's no secret that I'm not a fan of cold weather, but this is such a beautiful time of year it's hard for me to be a grouch about it. I've been in the process of decorating our apartment for the holidays and I'm loving all of the white, gold, and silver hues everywhere. I'm really looking forward to my winter break from school even if I won't be having one from work this year. Marc and I are planning on getting out and spending some time together while he's on his paid two week break from work (lucky!). We bought tickets to the Shed Aquarium downtown, we're planning on going ice skating, and checking out Cheesie’s Pub for some awesome grilled cheese sandwiches! Can't wait!

I also decided to set a goal for myself for this month to blog at least twice per week. I'm not sure why, but ever since my Poland trip I've been having such a hard time getting back into blogging. Does that every happen to you guys? It's been nearly impossible for me to sit down and write up a post. But I'm really hoping to work on that this month so that I can start getting my blogging feet back under me because I hate not posting for extended periods of time. I hope you guys understand and let me know if you have any tips!

What are your looking forward to this month?
Happy December!


Friday, November 14, 2014

Hi everyone! I've been back from Poland for about two weeks now and honestly it's been so hard for me to adjust to being back home. I was super stressed this entire week trying to catch up on all of the school work that I'd missed while I was away. I've also been pretty bummed because it was such a hard trip for me. It was very bittersweet; I was happy to see all of my family but it was under such unfortunate circumstances. I enjoyed spending time with my grandma and I miss her tremendously. I'm happy that I did get to go even if it wasn't the ideal trip because I know that with nursing school starting in January I definitely won't have another chance to visit for quite a while. I hope to be back to regular posting now. I know I haven't posted much lately but it's been a hard time for me these past few weeks as I'm sure you guys can understand. But, I'm glad to be back home and I'm glad that I got the chance to see my family!

Happy Friday!

October Favorites!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Maybelline has some of my favorite drugstore lipsticks. I've tried many of them in the past and I was really excited to try the new matte line! The formula of these lipsticks is really nice and creamy and as most Maybelline lipsticks it's really pigmented. It's not too drying either, which is great for a matte lipstick. This is a really pretty pinky-mauve color that's right on trend with the 90's lip. I love using it over the NYX lip pencil in Mauve and underneath the NYX Butter Gloss in Angel Food Cake. The combination of the three creates a really pretty fall color that's not too dark.

I've been on the hunt for the perfect fall blush and I finally found it! This blush is very soft and glides on really smoothly. It's buildable so it can be used to create a nice natural look or a darker more dramatic one as well. As for the color it's one of my all time favorites! It's a really nice natural blush that gives a really healthy flush to the cheeks.

I've only recently started using lip pencils but ever since I can't wear lipstick without them. I use them to line my lips and to fill them in as well. They glide really nicely onto the lips and have really great pigmentation. They're great for filling in my lips because they're very long lasting and so even if my lipstick comes off I still have the liner underneath.

I know everyone has talked about this palette already, but I just picked it up recently and it's become my go to palette. It's full of warm toned neutrals which is right up my alley. It has a nice range of light and dark colors as well as a mix of shimmery and matte shades. This makes it a really versatile palette that can be used to create a ton of different looks. The shadows themselves are very smooth and blendable. They are also buildable and have very good color payoff. The shimmer shades can have a little bit of fallout, but it's nothing that can't be easily wiped away. 

I've been really loving this duo this month, it's literally all I've worn on my lashes! I've been using the sample size that I received from Sephora, but I'm tempted to purchase the full size of these once my minis run out. The serum is really nice to use underneath any mascara. It separates and lengthens the lashes and helps to prevent clumping. The mascara itself is phenomenal! It creates amazing volume, thickness, and length. It's also really great to use on bottom lashes because it separates them really well and doesn't create any clumps. I literally can't say enough good things about these two products!

The last two swatches are of my two favorite shades from the Naked 3 palette. I love to use Dust on the lid and Nooner in the crease.

What are some of your October favorites?
Happy Wednesday!