September Beauty Favorites

Monday, September 26, 2016

September is coming to a close (which is so hard to believe!), and in last month's beauty favorites post I said I was going to try to find some makeup that I really love to share with you guys! I definitely found some amazing products + a few tried and true products to share with you guys today! Because I work out on the water, and in the sun all day, I never wear makeup, so when I do wear makeup it has been fun to experiment with these new products I got! Let me know what your favorite beauty products were this month! 

This highlighter is beautiful + it's so affordable! I got mine at Ulta for around $4! It looks super pretty dusted on your cheek bones for a sublte glow! 
I love this product! You can use it as an eyeshadow palette, and the lighter shades work great for highlighting the smaller areas of your face! It's definitely a great dupe for the Bobby Brown shimmer bricks! I got mine at Ulta for around $7! 
This CC cream has been my favorite for years now! I really don't like wearing heavy makeup and the feeling of having a ton of product on my face. This product is super light and blendable, and has the perfect amount of coverage. Plus, it has SPF 20, which is a must for me! 
This is another go-to product for me! I have used this concealer for years, and I really think it's amazing! It's super smooth and they have tons of shades! Plus, it's only like $5! 
I got this lipstick this month, and I love it! I am always on the hunt for the perfect pink/nude, everyday color and I think this is a great option! The consistency is super creamy and it lasts on your lips for hours! 

Happy Monday! 


Endless Summer

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Dress:Free People Bracelets:Alex and Ani

According to the calendar, today is the last day of summer, but we are still having gorgeous weather where I live. In Southern California the best beach months of the year are September and October, so I'm not planning on stopping the beach time and busting out the sweaters any time soon! 
These photos were taken last weekend by my good friend, Nathan! He is an amazing photographer! Him and I have been friends since junior high school, and I treasure his friendship so much. He is definitely one of those people who I can not see in years and then we can pick up where we left off! He is so talented, but more than that, he is such a kind, genuine, and wonderful human being and I am so lucky to be his friend! 
We took lots more photos, which I will be posting over the next few weeks, and I cannot wait to show you guys! The dress I am wearing in these photos is from Free People! It is an older style, but they always have the prettiest dresses! 

Check out Nathan's skills and contact him if you are interested in photos! 


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Pinspiration: Boho Living Room

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Decorating my apartment is definitely my favorite thing of all time to do! I feel like I should have gone to school for interior design because I love it THAT much! I'm obsessed with anything that has a cool, bohemian print or texture, and my place is slowly coming together. I never realized how hard ( and expensive ) it is to decorate a place from scratch when you live alone! So I am just picking up cool pieces here and there as I find them, and I am really loving how it is coming together so far! This week I found this GORGEOUS mustard yellow, 70s style arm chair at a thrift store that is in perfect condition, and it seriously makes my living room look amazing! Sometimes it just takes a little pop of color to make the room come alive! 
Here are some of my dream pinspiration pics for bohemian apartment decor! All of the boho pillows, textured rug, and plants make me so happy- I just love them! 

Check out my Instagram to see peeks of my apartment! 

Sweet Green Smoothie

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

I am a huge fan of anything quick and easy when it comes to making food! If I can make something super healthy, will keep my full, and I can take it on the go, then that is what I will do! Today I thought I would share with you all my favorite green smoothie recipe of the moment. I have always been a huge fan of green juices and smoothies and I love to experiment with recipes, but recently I have really been liking this one because it really only has four main ingredients! 

- 1 frozen banana
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 4 Medjool dates (pitted and halved)
- a bit of almond milk 

Beyond these four ingredients you can add greek yogurt, chia seeds, ice, etc. Whatever extras you choose to add will only make this smoothie taste even better. These four ingredients are just a base! This a great smoothie if you find you have a hard time eating enough veggies throughout the day because the dates really make the smoothie taste sweet. Just because summer is coming to a close soon doesn't mean we can stop eating fresh fruits and veggies so often! Love me a good smoothie!

Flynn clearly loves a good green smoothie himself! 



Dresses + Birks

Monday, August 29, 2016

This was one of those shoots where I didn't love any of the photos of myself, but I love the outfit and still wanted to show you guys! So, you get three photos of the same pose! haha Anyway, I love pairing my Birkenstocks with pretty much anything! They are so comfortable and are the perfect shoe for running around town, especially if you live by the beach. ( I need a new pair! ) I paired them with this dress to make it a bit more casual and I love the way it looks! This dress is one of my favorites! It's actually on sale right now at American Eagle, so I will link it below for you all! American Eagle always has AMAZING sales, so be sure to give it a look! 

Shoes: Birkenstocks

Happy Monday! 


August Beauty Favorites

Friday, August 26, 2016

I am constantly watching Youtube videos of people reviewing their favorite beauty products at the end of each month, so I though I would give it a try here on my blog! I definitely lean toward the natural side of the spectrum when it comes to beauty products, and I am no makeup expert (which is why there is only one makeup product here!). Skincare has always been my main interest, especially since I had terrible acne until about two years ago, but I am trying to slowly branch out and get better at doing my makeup as well! Some of the girls I watch on Youtube who do makeup tutorials are INSANE. Seriously, I don't understand how they make their faces look that cool. Anyways, I hope you enjoy hearing about some of my favorite beauty products from the month of August! 

I love this mask because it takes a long time to dry so I can put it on and go do something else and not worry about my face feeling like its going to crack into a million pieces in 15 minutes. It really leaves my face feeling refreshed and hydrated after I wash it off. 
This stuff is the bomb. It has a bit of shimmer and bronze to it so it makes you look like a glowing goddess, and who doesn't want that? It just gives you a really healthy glow, which I love! 
3. Coconut Water Face Mist (similar) 
I am totally obsessed with face mists, if you can't tell by how many I included in this post. This coconut water mist smells like heaven and it is perfect for spraying on your face after a hot shower. So refreshing!
Another favorite mist! I use this on my face and body as a refresher throughout the day! Sometimes I will use it to give my makeup a little pick me up if it is looking a bit dull throughout the day! Plus, it smells the floral goodness. 
Along with facial mists, I am also super into essential oils. Lavender is one of my favorites, so that essence in a mist is perfection. I use this before bedtime to help me relax and I'm obsessed! 
Toner is something that I used to use religiously in junior high school when I first started breaking out. Since then I haven't really used it, but this past month I picked up this one and I really like it. It's super light and you don't get that burning feeling that you often get with most toners. 
This lip balm has been a staple for me for years now. Honestly, it's just the best. That is all. 
This eye cream is light enough to use both morning and night and I honestly notice a huge difference in my skin. My skin looks much more refreshed and soft when I use this cream, and I think it is so important to use an eye cream to protect the delicate skin around your eyes. 
Well, here is my one makeup item for the month! This stuff is so pretty! It is basically just this really gorgeous bronzy, blushy stick that you can use on your cheeks and eyes and you just look like a glowing goddess. Loving it! 
10. Rosehip Oil  (similar) 
I use this every night as a serum as a moisturizer. I really feel like it keeps my skin looking bright and healthy when I wake up in the morning. I'm a huge fan of facial oils! 

I hope you enjoyed post, everyone! I am always on the hunt for new beauty and skincare products, so hopefully I will have some fun stuff to share with you all soon! 


Love Me a Mumu

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Who doesn't love a good mumu? I could seriously live in mumu dresses, and this one is so cute and comfy! I paired this one with some casual sandals and some bracelets so that it didn't look too much like a nightgown (lol). After buying this dress, I just want to fill up my closet with dresses like this and wear them everyday. 
Free People, Flynn Skye, and Show Me Your Mumu make the best mumu dresses, in my opinion, so give them a look if you are looking for some pretty, comfy dresses! 


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