Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Weekend Hangs






bikini top: Victorias Secret Pink bikini bottoms: Volcom 

I spent this past weekend in Southern California with my best friend, and while we spent most of the weekend stuck in traffic, it was so good to see my bestie. Los Angeles/Southern California traffic is probably one of my least favorite things-ever! But it makes me appreciate coming home to Santa Barbara that much more! I have lived here for a little over three months now and it already feels like home. I am so anxious to move into my new place (this weekend!) and finally get settled in one place. I can't wait to post apartment decor/recipe posts! 
I originally bought this rad cover-up (without trying it on) to wear as a top, but I have this bad habit of buying clothes that are like three sizes too big...soooooo it is now my favorite cover-up! 
Have a great rest of your week peeps! 

xx

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Basic







Sometimes I feel the most confident when I am wearing my favorite tee + favorite jeans. My style is definitely very casual, and while I do love crazy patterns and unique clothes, I am always down to wear jeans and a tee. This tee is from Target and I have to force myself to not wear it everyday. It is so soft and comfy, and not to mention- only $9! My jeans are from Free People, and they definitely get tons of wear. I think I'm ready for a new pair! 

My sister took these photos while we were the beach a few days ago shooting some footage for a school project. She is my favorite + a beautiful writer + she has a blog! 

Happy Weekend!

xx 



Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Beach Essentials + My New Favorite Self Tanner



Hello friends! Summer is soooo close, and I think you know by now that it's my favorite. Since I moved to the beach there is always a bikini and a beach towel ready to go in my car. I love that when I get off of work and it is a beautiful day (which is like 90% of days in Santa Barbara #blessed ) I can head to the beach and still have hours of sunlight left to enjoy! But for the 10% of days that are overcast, I can still be tan and look like I spent hours laying out in the sun. Let's be honest- being tan just feels good. My mom told me that her aunt once said "tan that flab and make it look like muscle" and I totally agree. 
I've been trying out the Vita Liberata gradual tanning lotion and instant tan mouse and I love them! I put the mouse on at night after I exfoliate, rinse off in the morning, and I have a pretty tan that lasts for a week. I use the gradual tanning lotion a few times a week to give a bit more glow to my tan. I definitely recommend these products!

Normally, if I am just hitting the beach after work I will just leave my shoes in the car and grab a towel and go. Buuuuut, if I am going for the day and don't want to be a total beach bum then I will pack a few essentials. 


Because they are my favorite shoes on the planet.
I usually use SPF 15, and my favorite is Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch.
My favorite it SunBum + it has SPF 30.
Give your tan a boost if you are going out after the beach.
This thing is amazing. It has soap, water, and a razor built in! Perfect for last minutes beach sessions or to keep in your bag. Gotta be prepared, right ladiessss?
-Plastic, Creaseless Hairties
-I love these plastic hair ties because they can get wet and then you don't have a soaking wet piece of fabric chillin' on your arm for hours. 


I hope you all have a wonderful week!


*Vita Liberata Tanning and Spynx Razor did send me their products to try out, but all opinions are my own.*


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Apartment Inspiration



photo via PopSugar


photo via Bliss at Home


So, I finally found an apartment! I am beyond excited to move in and start decorating! Interior 
decorating has always been something I have loved, so I am SO excited to finally have a place of my own to decorate however I want! Because I live by the beach, I really want and open, airy feel to the place, but I also want a lot of color and eclectic pattern mixing. These photos are absolute perfection, and are exactly what I am trying to model by place after. Basically, I want it to be my little mermaid, hippy house for me and Flynn. I have been slowly collecting pieces for the past year to prepare for this and I cannot believe that I am going to have my own place soon! Now I feel like an adult (lol). 

Have a great Sunday Funday everyone! 

P.S. I have some awesome tanning products to share with you soon! I have definitely found my new favorites. 

xx 


Thursday, April 16, 2015

I'm Back!


Happy almost Fri-YAY! I'm back to blogging! 
In the past month I quit my job, got a new job, and moved to Santa Barbara--HELLO 2015! haha
One of my new years resolutions was to move to the beach. I did not know how I was going to do that, but I knew that this was the year I was going to make it happen. I wasn't thrilled with my job or the town I lived in, and just needed a fresh start. So when the situation sort of fell in my lap, I went after it. The past few years of my life have been very difficult, and my family has gone through a lot, so we definitely hoped that this year would be better. Annnddd let me tell you-WOW. So many changes have taken place for myself and my family, and I am pretty stoked for the future. 
My new job is awesome. It's fun, challenging, and I get to be creative, which is something I definitely need. I really feel so blessed to have been given this opportunity because at this point in my life, it is exactly what I need.(And not to mention- I live 5 minutes, walking distance, from the beach!)
It is so cool to be able to start my "real-adult" life in Santa Barbara. I am a true California girl, and I feel so at home here. 


Anyway, just wanted to give you a quick update! I have some really cool posts and brand collaborations coming soon, so be sure to check back! 

Happy (almost) weekend! 

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day with Milani







 Shade: Matte Diva

 Shade: Matte Orchid


 Shade: Matte Red

Happy Valentine's Day! Milani was kind enough ask if I wanted to give some of their new products a try for Valentine's Day this year! I was already a fan of the brand before they reached out to me, so I was excited to get to try some new products! First of all, let me say that I am not much of a blush or a lipstick person, but I am loving both of these products! I gave their new Rose Powder Blush in the shade "Coral Cove" a try and it is the perfect spring/summer color, and looks super natural on the cheeks! I was especially impressed with their new Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipsticks! Bold lips are something that I usually stay far away from, because I have pretty thin lips, so sometimes I look like I put my lipstick on in the dark.... haha. But I really like these lipsticks from Milani! They are definitely matte, but don't leave your lips feeling dry, and they don't look super dry on your lips. I included some awkward selfies for you all to see the color (or laugh at)! Definitely stop by the drugstore and pick up some of these new products of you want to spice up your look for Valentine's Day or the spring time! I approve :)


Love you all!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Juicing


                             
I have been juicing everyday, at least once a day, for the past few weeks. It makes my body feel so good and energized, and I am definitely obsessed! I thought I would share a few of my favorite combinations with you all.

beet + apple + lemon + orange + kale or spinach + ginger + carrot

pineapple + lemon + apple + orange + spinach or kale + ginger

celery + apple + lemon + orange + ginger + spinach + kale 

You can play around with proportions until you find what you like best. I always add lots of citrus and ginger to combat the bitterness that the veggies can create. Especially if you are new to juicing vegetables, the taste might be absolutely gross to you, but you definitely get used to it, and I absolutely love it now! 

Happy Juicing!