4.23.2014

Midweek Links, For Those That Need a Little Inspiration

(image via Kara Haupt. This is on point!)

Because sometimes you need to just get inspired during the midweek slump, am I right?
  • I'm obsessed with Thought Catalog and this week I really connected to this post about being in an unloveable mindset. So much truth.
  • Have your heard Elise's new podcasts? I've never really been into podcasts, but hers are awesome and I've managed to listen to each and every one. She has some amazing advice/topics!
  • Laughed my way through this article about 30 problems every millennial girl has. It's so sad that I've encountered so many of these.
  • Crushing hard on this bag (the brainchild of Elsie + Emma over at ABM and Kelly Moore) in caramel!
  • These adventure themed photo overlays are rad (and free to download)!
  • Obsessed with all the canvases from this shop and all of the phrases. They're out my price range, but they're definitely inspiring a DIY for the apartment next year!
  • Reminding myself of this quote as I finish out the week. We've got to remember to keep our chins up!
  • Would love to invest in some fun bobby pins for spring!
  • OMG, the movie American Blogger is now available for purchase. Are any of y'all as eager as I am to see this?!
  • Last, but not least, I've really been enjoying this blog lately. Everything Lyss puts together style-wise is amazing!
What's been inspiring you lately? Let me know!

4.21.2014

Weekly Wishes .012

(everything is in bloom and it's amazing!)


This Week's Wishes

  1. Get Healthy: I'm feeling inspired by the warmer weather to get outdoors and I'm feeling motivated by shorts/swim suit season to start treating my body with a bit more kindness. I feel like I haven't been making much of an effort in the health department and that needs to change. This week I aim to install a good weekly workout routine and take solid steps toward bettering my eating habits. I've done it before and know I can do it again. Here's to a healthier week!
  2. Stay on Top of Schoolwork: Finals are just around the corner and the going is getting a tad a lot busy. However, after a slew of good grades and good news regarding classes I'm feeling motivated all over again! I went to the library today and finished up all my online homework for the week. I hope this motivation and all the organization I instilled last week carries through to this week.
  3. Test Drive Orange Lipstick/stain: This is my "just for fun" goal/wish for this week. I've been dying to try the orange lips trend for spring. Also, orange is totally my color right now, if you hadn't noticed my total color crush yet. I have a Target giftcard that needs spending and there's no time like the now to give things a shot!


Last Week's Wishes
  • Get Organized: I really loved attending to this wish in particular this past week! I've been utilizing lots of organizational apps (hopefully a comparison post regarding favorites in the near future) and I felt like I got a lot accomplished on the organization front!
  • Read Before Bed: I managed to read a lot this week, maybe not every night before bed, but I was definitely more mindful.
  • Do Some Prep Work: Did this, my friend came to visit, and we all had a really fun time! Hooray!
  • Take a Photo Each Day: I didn't manage to snap one every day, but I definitely did make a solid effort on this one! Loving this idea and will continue to try and take more everyday life shots in the coming weeks.
  • No eating out: Proud of myself for saving all my spending until the weekend. Overall a win on this wish this week.

What are your goals/wishes for this week? Share them with me!

4.18.2014

Tag, You're It! Beauty Scenarios!


I was tagged by Taylor to participate in this really fun tag regarding all things beauty! Thanks Taylor for giving me something to take my mind off of school work. I blog occasionally about beauty (since I'm a product hoarder mainly, haha), so I thought it might be really fun to participate! On to the questions:

1. You have to get rid of all your foundations and you can only keep one high-end and one drugstore, which do you keep?
High End - Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation (the powder or the liquid, I love them both!)
Drug Store - Fit Me Powder Foundation

2. You go for an interview and the lady interviewing you has lipstick on her teeth. Do you approach the subject or ignore it completely?

This is a hard one! If I noticed right off the bat upon walking in and shaking hands, I'd probably try to subtly tell her before the interview got going just to save embarrassment on her end and distraction on mine. If I didn't notice until midway through, I'd probably just let it go and let the interview happen naturally.

3. You’re not feeling yourself and need a pick me up. Which lipstick do you put on to make yourself feel beautiful?

My go-to red lipstick is Maybelline's "Are You Red-dy." I always seem to feel a bit more put together after putting it on! However this spring, I've been going for a fun pinkish color entitled "Raspberry Rush" by L'oreal! I've been on the hunt for a good orange lip color this spring, any suggestion?

4. You go back in time for a day to your teenage years, how would you do your hair and makeup differently?

Oh goodness, I'd change so many things! Hair-wise, I'd tell myself to actually do more than just brush it. Take a straightener to it more than every now and again and experiment with curling my hair (which I didn't mast until sophomore year of college). Make-up wise, I'd tell myself to learn how to apply mascara before junior year of high school and then afterward I would suggest learning how to properly use an eye lash curler before freshman year of college. Also, I'd tell myself to quit caking on the Bare Minerals foundation and tell myself to invest in a good primer and to learn how to use concealer properly. You live and you learn!
5. You ask your hairdresser for a shoulder length Pixie Lott hair cut, but they hear wrong and give you a pixi cut. Do you a) Smile, say thank you, leave and call your mom hysterical b) Cry in the chair and things get awkward or c) Complain to the manager and demand a refund.
Definitely, "A." I'm one of those people who are probably too polite for their own good in situations like that. Inside, I'd be furious and probably end up calling my father hysterical. However, I figure once the hair is cut off, there's no use in crying and demanding a refund because there's very little that can be done at that point. I'd try to rock the pixie and maybe make an appointment at a different place to see if extensions could work if I really hated it that much.

6. Your friend surprises you with a 4-day city break and you have 1 hour to pack. Which ‘do it all’ palette do you pack in your makeup bag?
Benefit's "How to Look the Best at Everything" palette (in medium), plus my Naked 2 palette, and one tube of mascara and I'm set! I can do anything with that combo!


7. Your house has been robbed, don’t worry everyone is safe, but your beauty stash has been raided. What’s the product you really hope is safe?

There are several things I'd want to be safe, but if I had to just pick one, I really hope my Tarte Creaseless Concealer (in medium) is safe. That is my go-to product for my face because of it's versatility and awesome coverage!

8. Your friend borrows your makeup and returns it in awful condition. Do you a) Just pretend you haven’t noticed b) Ask them to repurchase it or c) Secretly do the same to something of theirs?
I'd most likely confront them about it. I wouldn't do it in an aggressive way, but I'd definitely ask for an explanation because most likely it was an accident and we've all been there! I think my friends would definitely offer to repurchase though if something did occur!
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Want to play along? I tag you! Share your responses in the comments below or on your own blog (and link back here). Hope y'all are having an awesome Friday!

xoxo