Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Beach Essentials w/ Erin of Modern Notebook!

I'd like to introduce you to a guest blogger, Erin of Modern Notebook! I love her candid posts and she definitely knows a thing or two about girl power! We both thought a fashion related guest post would be perfect for her, here on my blog since she doesn't typically do fashion. I serious love her tips!! Check it out!

"To me, the start of summer has always meant a trip to the beach. Even when I was in school, going to the ocean for a day signaled the start of summer more than signing yearbooks and the last day of classes. The beach always relaxes me. I love seeing the ocean waves and being reminded of how small my own problems. It’s there that I feel like I’m truly on vacation, if just for the day.

I make a point to go to the beach at least a few times during the hot months. Actually, I go all year. A little cold won’t scare me away. Living in California, I’ve been to bonfires on the beach in October, taken a walk on the pier in December and relaxed out on the sand in August.

Beach towns often have a casual cool vibe to them, which I love. At the beach, there’s no one to impress really but I still always like to look my best and express myself in style. I’m sure you fashion-minded people know what I mean.

After years and years of going to the beach (by the way, do you also refer to each and every beach as The Beach?), I think I’ve got my packing down pat.

Beach Essentials



A few tips:

Sun protection is an absolute must! Save your skin and avoid sun damage as much as you can. Definitely bring sunscreen with you. It’s a must. Don’t think you can just buy it later because whew boy! I’ve been through that. Sunscreen prices rise the closer you get to the tide. Trust me on this. To add some extra protection, bring a hat and sunglasses too.

If you’re going to be on the sand, chances are you will be trying to brush it off you for a while after. Then there’s the chance of getting sand in your car or shoes and it can just be a mess. Try this tip my mom taught me. Brush it off with baby powder. All you need is a travel size bottle. A sprinkle of the stuff and sand will be gone.


My last essential would have to be a lightweight button up shirt. These are great because they’re loose enough to keep you cool and are a great extra layer when it’s cold. They also tend to dry fast, which is good if you plan on going in the water."

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And don't forget to check out her 24 before 24 post! I think it's such a good idea and encourage all of you guys to try doing this!! I know I will! :)


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Friday, July 25, 2014

Weekend Getaway Makeup Must Haves!


I recently took a little trip to Disney Land and absolutely dreaded my makeup situation while I was packing. But then I remembered that this is the first true test I will be giving my newest foundation. After a hours of sweating, I looked in the mirror and was so impressed with my makeup. 

Now I have never actually done any sort of makeup posts, which is actually really weird because I'm makeup obssessed! So with my excitement from the staying power of my makeup, I tweeted asking if you guys wanted me to talk makeup essentials for trips and y'all loved it. 

Just a quick run down of my skin type:
I have sensitive, some what acne prone skin and I usually get quite oily throughout the day around my T-zone, usually in my nose area. 

(from left to right)

  • Dry Shampoo - Whenever I'm out and about and sweating a bunch, if I get a chance to go back to the hotel or possible pop in the bathroom, (if you have a purse size one) I love to spray some dry shampoo in my hair to keep my hair looking fresh. I love the entire Suave line.
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup: This makeup literally does stay in place. Not only that, but it also kept my T-zone COMPLETELY shine free, even when I was sweating up a storm!!! I seriously can't say enough about this foundation. (Theres a picture below of my makeup with no touchups at the end of the day) Oh and it does NOT leave your skin dry!! +++
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunscreen SPF 70: This sunscreen is so nice and really sheer so once you put it on, it really absorbs and doesn't feel like you have sunscreen on. I put this on under my makeup and practically forgot I had it on. 
  • DiorShow Mascara: Really, all you need a good mascara that lasts for YOU. I've tried water-proof mascaras that flake, ones that people recommend for staying power, new ones, old ones, but at the end of the day just find one that works with your eyelashes and has some staying power so you're not a flaky mess by the end of the day. 
  • Sephora Liquid Liner: This Sephora liner is really long wear and has never failed me. It lasts all day, doesn't get flaky, and doesn't smudge if I cry.

(This was meant to be a funny picture but I actually thought it
 showed how well my makeup stayed at the end of the day)
And the pic below was taken mid-day.


I originally planned to take this sunscreen with me but I tried it out beforehand and wasn't really impressed. It felt a bit greasy and for someone with oily skin, it just made things worse. I'd recommend this for normal skin and maybe if you're not wearing makeup!

Thanks for checking out my first makeup blog post!! Hopefully, if you guys liked this one, I can do more posts for you guys!






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Thursday, July 10, 2014

High Low Love



I recently had to organize a bunch of outfits for a prototype of the Lookform profiles. While this seemed so easy when I agreed to it, I was suddenly very aware of my "small" wardrobe. Haha, I say small because often times I'm referring to the quote, "When a woman says, 'I have nothing to wear,' what she really means is 'There's nothing here for who I'm supposed to be today.'" I totally agree with this, one day I am totally in love with an outfit and the next I wonder why I even bought it. Haha #girlproblems!

Nonetheless, I love high-low tops and how versatile they can be. I love to pair them with everything from shorts, to jeans, to skirts, and even over dresses. Here's how I paired it with jeans for a super casual outfit.





Outfit Details:
Floppy hat: CottonOn (similar here)
 High-Low Top: Olsenboye (similar here)
Skinny Jeans: Forever21 (similar here)
 Sandals: CottonOn (read more here)
 Handbag: Calvin Klein (similar here)

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