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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Four Little Ways to Find Happiness


1// Change your perspective
One of my favorite sources of inspiration is changing up my scene a little. Going for a walk, exploring a different spot in town, people watching. For me, inspiration and happiness are synonymous.

2// Be present.
One of the best things I've done so far this year is really focus on mindfulness & being present. Instead of being so focused on what's to come, I try to take one day at a time & I've found life is so much better when I'm actually living it!

3// Get used to being alone.
This sounds so negative, but really I just mean get used to going places on your own. One of my favorite things to do by myself is strolling through Target, Starbucks & soft pretzel in hand. Treat yourself!

4// Get lost in a good book.
There are few greater than feelings in life than curling up with some coffee or tea & diving into another world. 


These are four of my favorite things to do to find a little more happiness in the everyday. What do you do?


xo,

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Monday, March 27, 2017

EASY MAKEUP STORAGE




I don't know about you, but for me some good makeup organization is kind of a must. There's nothing worse than wasting five minutes of precious morning time digging through all kindsa product for one thing, no?

I like having a place for everything & everything in its place, or else it's just chaos, which is why I thought I'd share a quick peek into my space, plus a few organization picks:

I like having some drawer space (similar- this one has a charging station, say whaaat) for all my eyeshadow palettes & powders. I added a small cosmetic bag (similar) for my brushes, (I like having them tucked safely away instead of out where dust can easily collect) & then another (similar) for my blushes, highlighters & bronzers. 


Then we have the clear organizer on top, (similar) for all the rest of things. (If you're an all in one kinda gal, here's a cool organizer with both drawers & compartments for under $30!) I literally have a space for everything- foundations, lipsticks, mascara.... it's so easy to reach for in the mornings!

As much I'd love a 'beauty room' like all those cool youtubers, let's be real- who has time for that? The little space I have lets me get ready easily & I can watch netflix at the same time. A girl's dream.

LET'S CHAT: Tell me how you store your makeup!


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xo,

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Friday, March 24, 2017

A Few Recent Favorites.


If this kinda feels like one of my recent Target hauls, it's because SHOES. Thought I'd give you an update on them... they're extremely comfortable & cute. If you don't have tiny baby feet, these DFVs look like a fab alternative. 

THIS VELVET TOP. Even though I've been super obsessed with the look of velvet for years, I haven't actually owned anything velvet since about 2002. I feel like I made a good choice with the off the shoulder number! It pairs so well with so much, like culottes or a denim skirt

NYX's whipped caviar matte lipstick is a dreamy color that's not too bright but not TOO nude either... it's kind of a 90s nude & just looks really chic, plus the wear is incredible. (just like every nyx lippie, let's be real)


I've been testing this face mask for a few weeks now & I still love the way it makes my face feel after every use. Tingly & fresh!

As far as books go, I mentioned The Heiresses in this post. It's one of those novels that you just CANNOT PUT DOWN & you must know what happens next. Those are the best kind, yes? 

QUESTION: What's your must-have product as of late? For me it's the lipstick!

xo,

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

What I've Read In March


I've been on a bit of a reading binge lately. It's always been one of my favorite things to do, but there's this thing called Netflix that calls me away & before I know it all my reading time has been stolen.

BUT lately I've been trying to change that, & I'm reminded how much I genuinely enjoy sitting down & getting lost in a story. 

Here's what I've been getting lost in this month:



Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham
If you're into memoirs & a Gilmore Girls fan like I am, you'll want to read this. I really want to meet Lauren, not only because she seems like that cool aunt type, but so I can ask her if her sense of humor has always been like Lorelai Gilmore's or if she picked it up from playing the character for so long. Either way it's great! A mix of stories from her childhood & early days in Hollywood and a collection of diary style entries from the 'year in the life' set, it's the type of memoir that feels like coffee with an old friend.

The Heiresses by Sara Shepard
This book has actually been on my shelf for ages, waiting to be read. I saw it at Target one day, thought 'ooo, the PLL girl,' & it was in my cart. I've been very into mysteries recently and this is such a great read if you're looking for something light but intriguing. The premise is around five cousins from a prominent family struck by mysterious tragedies (think modern day Kennedys) & the aftermath of Poppy's (one of the cousins) death. Very PLL but also really different!

My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix 
This one I've only just started, but it's another mystery/ thriller, about, well, an exorcism.
"The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act…different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries..." 
I'm not familiar with Grady Hendrix so it'll be interesting to see her writing style. Will update! Maybe snapchat/ insta story?

QUESTION: kinda wanting to start a book club type series, maybe pick a book each month or so & chat on IG/ here about it. Would y'all be into it? ANNNNDDD......

What have y'all been reading? Anything I need to add to my (never-ending) 'to read' list? SPILL.

xo,

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