October 27, 2015

The Liebster Award!

I've been (surprisingly) nominated for the Liebster Award! Thank you so much to the beautiful Kay AND Raashi for the nominations. Check out their flawless blogs Shoes and Glitter and Raashi's blog. I love this idea of getting exposed to newer blogs, as I'm still pretty new to the blogging world myself. 

Here are the rules for my nominees:
1. Thank the person who nominated you, and comment on their blog
2. Include a link to their blog
3. Nominate 10 bloggers that you think deserve the award, and notify them
4. Answer the 10 questions you are given, and give 10 more for the bloggers you nominate to answer
5. Make a copy of the rules in your post

Here are Kay's questions for me:

1. Why did you decide to start your blog?
I started my blog honestly because I thought it would be fun! I also wanted to get more exposure to the online writing world since I hope to be a journalist when I'm older. I figured I might as well get started early! I'm not sure why, but the idea of sharing my life along with my beauty, fashion, and lifestyle tips seems so fun! 
2. What is the main thing you love about blogging?
The new, awesome people that I get to communicate and collaborate with. 
3. Is there anything you dislike about blogging?
Sometimes, it takes a lot of motivation to take and edit pictures and create posts, but I always manage to do it!!
4. What is the worst beauty product you've ever used?
Neutrogena Stress Control Night Cleansing Pads. I usually love Neutrogena products but these pads just dried out my skin too much, even when I used moisturizer after using. 
5. What is your favourite perfume?
Love Sweet Love by philosophy. (Can't live without it)
6. What is the one beauty product you couldn't live without?
I simply could not live without my Redken Curvaceous Shampoo and Conditioner. (does that count as a beauty product? lol) I would recommend this to anyone with naturally curly hair. It does miracles.  
7. Tea or coffee? What are your favorites?
COFFEE. (School would not happen without it) I'm a big fan of mochas- peppermint mochas during the winter, then the switch to mocha frappuccinos during the summer. Call me basic, but in the fall, I'm a sucker for Pumpkin Spice Lattes…
8. Do you have a quote, or an idea that you live by? If so, what is it?
Yes. "Be your own kind of beautiful". I try to live by this everyday. :)
9. What would be your dream job?
Working as a writer/content creator for Buzzfeed, stationed in New York. 
10. If you won the lottery, what would be your very first purchase?
Lots and lots and lots of new clothes. 

Here are the questions for nominees: 
1. How did you come up with the name for your blog?
2. What is the best gift you've ever received?
3. Who is your favorite Disney princess?
4. Where is the most beautiful place you've ever been?
5. Any unique/unordinary talents or quirks?
6. Best date you've ever been on (with a boy OR a friend!)
7. What do you hope to be doing in 10 years?
8. Favorite song currently?
9. Favorite song of all time? 
10. Have you ever had a nickname? What is it? 

And (finally) here are my nominations (and some blogs that I love)!

I can't wait to get to know more about you all!

October 20, 2015

3 Fall Makeup Trends I'm Loving

As I've been scrolling through my Instagram feed the past couple days, a couple of trends have really stood out and I've been wanting to try them myself. 

1. Bronze Shadow

I've been seeing the coppery eye shadow everywhere, and I absolutely love it! The look screams fall, and it allows eye colors like green and brown to really pop. 

2. Berry Lips 

via Instagram @angexla

via Instagram @acaciabrinley 

3. Bold Brows  

via Instagram @vegas_nay

The combination of these trends gives you flawless fall looks like these: 

 via Instagram @griffinarnlund

via Instagram @acaciabrinley

What are your favorite fall trends?

October 17, 2015

DIY Audrey Hepburn Costume

With Halloween coming up, I figured I would give some suggestions for some cheap and almost effortless costumes. Last year, I needed to come up with a costume on very short notice, and the idea of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in the classic movie Breakfast at Tiffany's came to mind. It worked out way better than I expected and I was very happy with the end product.

What You'll Need: 

5. Cat eye sunglasses (LOVE these ones)
6. BIG diamond earrings (a girl's best friend)
7. Some cat eye liner and a little red lip color
8. A sophisticated bun with bobby pins to hold the tiara
9. Pair it with simple black heels

What's the best last-minute costume that you've come up with? 

October 9, 2015

Homecoming Take 2

Since I go to an all-girls school, we usually ask boys from the all-boys school nearby to our homecoming. The unspoken rule is that they have to ask us back to theirs. So last weekend I got to go to another homecoming dance! I had another amazing time! 

My dress was actually borrowed from a family friend, but it's from French Connection.

Other getting-ready essentials. perfume (my favorite) // bag // watch // shoes 

Have a good weekend everyone!

October 6, 2015

20 Things To Do in October

Even though we're 6 days in… here's a list of things I think will make October a little more fun!

1. Go to a pumpkin patch and pick pumpkins
2. Carve those pumpkins! [find some ideas here]
3. Go on a hayride
4. Drink some apple cider
5. Go to a haunted house/corn maze
6. Find a costume for Halloween [stay tuned for ideas]
7. Buy some new sweaters or fall clothes [some options here]
8. Eat lots of pumpkin flavored things!
9. Roast pumpkin seeds
10. Host a scary movie marathon
11. Make a leaf pile and jump in it
12. Buy some scented candles
13. Have a bonfire and roast marshmallows
14. Eat some candy corn
15. Make an apple pie or pumpkin pie 
16. Decorate your yard or house for trick or treaters
17. Attend a costume party
18. Have an autumn photo shoot with your friends
19. Order a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks
20. Go trick or treating! [as long as you're in consume, who cares how old you are!]