Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Review: Nivea Lip Butter

Hey guys!
So a couple of weeks ago I had a chapstick dilemma. I have used the Pomegranate Burt's Bees chapstick for years, but I haven't liked the last couple of tubes I've bought, so when I ran out of my most recent one I decided to switch to a different chapstick. My friend recently got the Nivea Lip Butter so I decided to give it a try since she loved it so much!



This stuff smells so amazing! If you like the smell of vanilla, then you'll really like this. It goes on your lips clear and it just melts into your skin - it doesn't get all gross an hour later like some chapstick (I don't know if you guys know what I mean haha I don't really know how to describe it). So if you're looking for a really good chapstick, go for this one! I have been using it for a couple weeks now and I've been really satisfied. I think I've found my new favorite!

What is your favorite lip moisturizer?

Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you have a great day!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Take a Hike

Hey guys!
The weather where I live has been amazing so yesterday I went on a hike with my friends and my dog. I had such a great time, and today I'm pretty sore! I thought I would share some pictures with you guys:




Here I am with my friends, Joycie and Rachel





 Okay, side note on the picture above, I was trying to take a picture with my dog, TJ,  and then he decided to jump on me (he does this when he's excited and wants to play) and so I got pushed against the wall and I was dying  laughing! I seriously thought I was going to pee my pants.
 Here I am recovering from my laughing fit haha!
 He finally posed, but of course, he had his eyes closed.


I thought these big rocks were so cool!

I am so lucky to live where I do! We have so many great hiking trails and Sunday was such a nice day to go; the weather was perfect! I can't wait to go hiking more this spring and summer - it's so much fun!

Do you like hiking?

Thank you so much for reading, and have a great rest of your day!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring Break Haul

Hey guys!
So it is FINALLY spring break! Even though I only had a three day week of school, it was so stressful because I had so many tests and I had a speech final for one of my classes that had me pretty nervous. But it is all over! I only have a little bit of homework for spring break so I'm super lucky for that. I really want to have a great spring break this year since it's my last one of high school. So since yesterday was the first official day of spring break, I went shopping with my friends and I thought I would share with you guys what I bought! I hadn't been shopping in forever, so I was super excited to go!

From H&M
I thought this hair bow was absolutely adorable; I love putting them in my hair when I'm wearing a bun, and I thought this one would be perfect for spring. It is really structured and a nice suede texture.
Also from H&M
When I'm in a rush in the mornings and don't have time to fix my hair, I tend to just throw my hair up in a ponytail, so I thought these would be really great to get so it actually looks like I tried a little bit with my hair!
I also got these bows for basically free (I only had to pay like $2!) because I had a $6 gift for H&M from the app Wrapp! You should definitely check it out because you can get some awesome deals there! And it's free!

I get this from Sephora
I ran out of this because I had the smaller size, so I just got the full size. I love this face mask! I try to use it every Sunday because it's such a great stress reliever haha I always feel so much better after my face is all cleansed.

This is from Pacsun, but it's Brandy Melville
I love this sweatshirt!! It's super soft and pretty thin so it'll be perfect for the summer. I love wearing long sleeve shirts with shorts on summer nights haha I don't know what it is. And this is my first piece of clothing from Brandy! I've been lusting over Brandy Melville clothes and was super excited to see this was on sale (it was originally $37 but I got it for $8.99!!!) so I had to buy it. I love Pacsun and Brandy clothes because they're so beachy and they make me so excited for spring and summer!

This is from Forever 21
This dress wasn't hanging right when I tried to take a picture so I just laid it on my bed haha
Anyway, I think this dress is so perfect! It's super flowy and I needed a dress that was a different color than black, red, or pink. Haha, blue is my favorite color so you would think I would have a lot of blue clothing, but usually I just don't really like how it looks on me. But I really love this dress and falls really nicely!

This is also from Forever 21
I really love this dress too! The back is super cute and open, but not to the point where you can't wear a bra. It looks more like a shift dress in the picture here, however it's a skater dress with a tighter waist, but that just wasn't transferring to the camera. Regardless, it's super cute and is perfect for spring!

Forever 21 as well!
Okay, I'm a sucker for cut off t-shirts with a big logo or writing on the front. The sides are actually completely open until the ties at the bottom, so I thought it would be really cute to throw over my swim suit. And I just think it is so cute haha I don't know what it is about these shirts.

Forever 21 again
So after I was done looking around in Forever 21, I saw this sleep shirt with these shorts that came with it:

I instantly fell in love! I love kitties (all other animals too) and my friends joke around with me about how much of a cat lady I am, so I had to get this because it is really true. And of course Perry had to get in on this picture.

This is from Tilly's
I am quickly developing an addiction to kimono cardigans! They are so pretty and I love how flowy they  are. I've also been eying this sucker for a while now, and there were only three left so I figured I should get one before they're all gone! I know there's going to be a lot I can wear this with.

So the last item is a book I've been wanting for a while! It's really cool because you literally wreck the book through crazy tasks (like taking the book into the shower, tearing out pieces of paper to make  a paper airplane) that eventually destroy it. I'm really excited to start it!

Well that's all that I got! It was so nice to have some much needed retail therapy after a really stressful time with school! And now I have some more clothes to wear for the spring.

What's your favorite item of clothing to wear for the spring?

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you have a great rest of your day! (:

Disclaimer: All items are mine that I bought with my own money.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

OOTD: Finally Getting Warm!

Hey guys!
So the sun is finally starting to shine around where I live, and the weather is warming up! I could not be happier since we actually had a pretty cold winter this year. So since it was sunny and warm today, I got to wear some new spring clothes that I got a couple weeks ago!

Shorts (I know, they look like a skirt)-Nordstrom
Shirt-Pacsun
Cardigan/Sweater-Aeropostale
Booties-Macy's
Headband-Forever 21
And I got the necklace as a gift, so I don't know where it's from, sorry! :/

I am in love with this outfit!! It will definitely be worn a lot this spring/summer. The cardigan is light but not too thin, it is seriously perfect. I actually got it from my mom yesterday! She surprised me with a Jamba Juice, Nerd ropes, and this cardigan! She is honestly the greatest mom - I was having such a bad day yesterday and I guess by mother's intuition she knew! I am so so so grateful to have her as my mom (:
Haha anyway, this outfit is super comfy and I love how everything comes together. And the cardigan will be great for summer nights so I can just throw it over whatever I'm wearing so I don't get cold (or eaten alive by bugs since I tend to get a lot of bug bites)! And for a bonus, my dogs and cats love playing with the tassels on the bottom.

Here's a better look at the cardigan

And, since it was such a nice day, I took a couple of pictures of my dogs while they were outside!
TJ loves to smell the camera
This was too cute not to include. He loves smiling!
Miki's pretty camera shy though!
Aaaand Z has to bark at everything.
A little duck playing in our creek (:
Hopefully I didn't bore you guys with my other pictures from today! Since it was so nice out I thought I would take a few quick snaps, and because I'm stoked for spring!!

What are you looking forward to the most for spring?

As always, thank you so much for reading, and I hope you have a great day! (:

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Liebster Award!


Hey guys!
So today I really didn't have an idea of what I was going to post about, since I like to post on Sunday's because they're so lazy and wonderful, and then the lovely Becca from Being Becca nominated me for the Liebster Award! I have been nominated a couple of times but I have never gotten around to actually doing it, however this time it seemed like a lot of fun! So basically you write eleven facts about yourself, answer eleven questions from your nominator, come up with eleven questions of your own, and nominate four other people! 
So here we go!

Eleven Facts About Me:
1. I am an extremely shy person at first, but once you get to know me I tend to be a little crazy!
2. I absolutely love to read and write.
3. I hope to be a successful writer one day, but I also want to be an anthropologist, archaeologist, journalist, screenwriter, or maybe a criminal profiler...I really don't have it figured out at all!
4. I adore animals, and have three dogs and four cats of my own! They are seriously my life.
5. I love classic cars, and basically cars in general, which I get from my dad.
6. I have never lived in a neighborhood, and I hope to keep it that way! I love living on acreage and having the outdoors to explore around my house.
7. I want to travel to many places, Paris, Greece, and Scotland being the top three as of now!
8. I am turning 18 in less then a month now, and I have absolutely no idea which college I will be going to next year, or what I will be studying, and that scares me so much!
9. I am addicted to Jamba Juice and I go there so much that the employees know my name and order. I get the Orange-a-peel and oh my gosh my mouth is watering just thinking of it!
10. I am a home body and I really don't mind being alone.
11. I always have to have my water bottle with me and I freak out whenever I forget it somewhere!

Becca's Questions:
1. Why did you start blogging?
I felt like I had so much to say, and I really wanted a place where I could share my life, random thoughts, likes, dislikes, fashion ideas, outfits and the beauty products I use. I also love to write, so I feel like this little space on the internet is mine to do whatever I want with.
2. What is your current favorite item of clothing?
I got this green tribal print cardigan for Christmas and I absolutely love it(it is the sweater from my January favorites). It is perfect for days where I don't really want to make an effort, but still look nice, and it is nice and warm! However, for the spring I am so excited to wear my lilac-y grayish kimono cardigan!
 3. Favorite skincare brand?
This is a hard one because I have so many skincare favorites from so many different brands, but my favorite drugstore brand is Burt's Bees (they came out with a line for animals recently!) and my higher end favorite is First Aid Beauty.
4. What is your current occupation?
I am a student currently!
5. Disney or Harry Potter?
Ahhh I love both! However I have an obsession with Harry Potter so I'd have to choose that. I have read the books and watched the movies too many times to count... I also went to Harry Potter world at Universal Studios last year in Florida, and I just about died. That is my ultimate dream summer job!!
6. If you had to dye your hair a color other than natural colors such as blonde, red etc what would you choose?
This is surprisingly easy because I think it is so pretty when it is done right, and that is lilac! I don't know why I love it so much, but I think it is gorgeous. I have seen so many pictures of it on tumblr and I just love it. However, I will probably never have the courage to actually do it!
7. False eyelashes or extensions?
Hmm...probably extensions because I think long hair is so pretty.
8. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
On a warm, white sand beach, laying out in the sun with a good book!
9. If you could only watch one program for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
Probably Reign! It is such a good show and I love history. And for some reason I have always been obsessed with Mary Queen of Scots so it has quickly become my favorite show. The characters' dresses are also SO gorgeous. 
10. One rule you live your life by?
I have several, but my dad has always told me "It ain't nothin' but a thing" so I try and think of that whenever I'm doing anything scary. Honestly, I love trying new things even if they terrify me. I get so nervous sometimes before trying things like zip-lining or a particularly scary roller-coaster, but I just tell myself it's just a small thing that will be over in a couple of minutes, so I might as well try it! It's something that doesn't allow me let myself down, because honestly if it weren't for my dad and his saying, I never would have ended up so ambitious to try new things!
11. Your favorite food?
Salsa and blue corn chips!

My questions:
1. Who is your biggest inspiration?
2. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
3. What is your dream job?
4. Favorite store?
5. What is your go-to look? 
6. If you could only use one make-up product, what would it be?
7. What is your favorite book?
8. Favorite type of food?
9. What is something that you are looking forward to in the next couple of months?
10. Biggest life lesson?
11. Favorite quote?

My nominations:

I love all of these girls' blogs, so please check them out!
 
Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a great day! (:

Sunday, March 2, 2014

OOTD

Hello everyone!
Right now I'm supposed to be writing a 7-9 page paper that's due Monday, so, naturally, I'm writing a blog post instead. Senior year has turned me into a professional procrastinator, and I know I will be kicking myself tomorrow. But you know, I just really don't have any profound ideas right now so I figured I would write a post first and see if anything hits me...
The other day for school I actually picked out my outfit the night before for once, so I actually got to school on time (that does not happen very often), and I even had time to do my hair! So here is what I wore!

Shirt: Nordstrom
Skirt: H&M
Tights: Nordstrom
Boots: Macy's
Necklace: Charlotte Russe

I just can't get enough of the back of this sweater haha I love it so much. 
I'm trying to wear my darker "winter" pieces as much as possible since spring is coming around, so this was perfect to wear. These are some of my favorites from my closet so I felt great wearing this! And I don't wear my hair up a lot since I feel uncomfortable, but I actually really liked having my hair like this. It was kind of nice to have it out of my face all day, and I thought it actually looked good. I think I'll wear it up more, especially since it'll be warming up relatively soon! The fact that spring is technically 20-something days away really is unbelievable. I can't believe how quickly this year is flying by!

Well I just thought I would quickly share this outfit with you guys since I loved it so much, and since winter is coming to an end!

What are you excited about the most for spring?

Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful day! (: