Monday, July 6, 2015

Lusting: Keds

So my dad got me a pair of gray Keds two months ago from T.J. Maxx and they're so comfortable (like walking on clouds!) that I've been thinking of getting another pair, something in a fun print. You all know how much I love florals, but the navy polka dot ones are so cute and I love these key print ones
Which are your favorite? 
Do you own a pair of Keds?

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Ipsy Glam Bag {June 2015}

Unfortunately, this is not one of my favorite Ipsy bags. Either they're products that don't work for my oily skin or they're products that I just wouldn't use. I do like the sleek black bag with the hot pink zipper though. 

What I got:
 BioRepublic Face Masks in Cucumber Breeze, Aloe Rescue & Green Tea Detox (mask set $36)
 tre'StiQue Mini Shadow Crayon in Aspen Pine (full size $26, sample $10)
 Shea Moisture Lip Crayon in Sarah (full size $10)
 Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (full size $36, sample $9)
 Selfie Tan 'N Go Face Bronzer (price N/A)

This month's bag was worth about $35.

BioRepublic Face Masks in Cucumber Breeze, Aloe Rescue & Green Tea Detox 

These masks are interesting to say the least. They're made of paper, but coated in a somewhat thick clear coating of...I really don't know. They smell really great, especially the green tea detox one. It feels strange having it on your face and I honestly didn't notice any differences after taking it off, but they're kind of fun to wear and I'm sure they work if you use them a lot. 

tre'StiQue Mini Shadow Crayon in Aspen Pine 

This eye shadow goes on smooth, it's very pigmented, and stunning. It's a lovely olive green with gold shimmer shadow. It comes in crayon form, but I like that it doesn't feel like a cream shadow; it feels more like a powder, which for me always stays on better and is less prone to creasing. I really like this shadow crayon and might get another color at some point.

Shea Moisture Lip Crayon in Sarah 

Whoa is this lipstick bright! It's a bright fuschia with subtle blue shimmer that makes it seem kind of holographic. It's super pigmented and feels very smooth on the lips and I love lip crayons because it makes the lipstick so much easier to apply. I would definitely get this in other colors if I didn't have a ton of lipstick already. 

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer 

This makes my skin feel so flawless and smooth. My concealer and BB cream glide on perfectly over the primer. The only problem is that primer always makes my skin get oilier faster, so I never wear it. So whoever wins my birthday giveaway will find this in their bag!

Selfie Tan 'N Go Face Bronzer 

Well, this is a strange product. It's a clear gel with little brown beads of bronzer. You use a small amount and rub it into your skin. The beads pop and turn the gel a nice bronze color. You can use a lot or a little, depending on how dark you want to go. This bronzer is too dark for me though and a product I know I would never use, but if you want to look tan for an event this would be perfect since it washes out. 

Happy 4th of July to my fellow Americans! 
Happy weekend to everyone else!

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Inspired By: Best Selling Books {June 2015}

I haven't read any of the best-selling books below, but I've heard great things about all of them (less so about Grey, but you can't deny that it's a popular series). So far this year I've read 34 books and I'm currently reading Jackaby and The Dining and Social Club for Time Travellers

Luckiest Girl Alive
Luckiest Girl Alive
Written by Jessica Knoll; as a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancĂ©, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve. But Ani has a secret.

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Written by E.L. James, Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. 

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The Vacationers
The Vacationers
Written by Emma Straub; the Posts are on a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca to celebrate. The island promises an escape from the tensions simmering at home in Manhattan. But all does not go according to plan: Over the course of the vacation, secrets come to light, old and new humiliations are experienced, childhood rivalries resurface, and ancient wounds are exacerbated.

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Finding Audrey
Finding Audrey
Written by Sophie Kinsella, an anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She's been making progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized, and can talk through her fears with him in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. 

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How many books have you read this year? 
What are you currently reading?

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Watch | Read | Listen {July 2015}

Is it bad that I really want to see Minions? I know it's a kid's movie, but it looks so funny and those little yellow minions are adorable. I also need to see Ant-Man because I love Paul Rudd and Marvel superhero movies. 


Terminator Genisys
When John Connor (Jason Clarke) sends Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, it creates a fractured timeline. Now Kyle Reese is in an unfamiliar version of the past and must reset the future. {Watch the trailer.} (July 1)

The minions live to serve the most despicable villains, so three minions (Kevin, Stuart, and Bob) go on a road trip where they hope to get a shot to work for a new boss--the world's first female super-villain. {Watch the trailer.} Who doesn't love the minions, right? (July 10)

Master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd)  must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) protect the secret behind his Ant-Man suit from threats. {Watch the trailer.} NEED to see this! (July 17)

When intergalactic aliens discover classic video games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack Earth using video games for their assaults. It's up to four men (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, and Peter Dinklage) to save the world. {Watch the trailer.} I have to say this looks pretty funny. (July 24)

Mission: Impossible Rogue Notion
Ethan (Tom Cruise) and his team (Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) take on their most impossible mission yet: eradicating the Syndicate, an international rogue organization that is determined to destroy the IMF. {Watch the trailer.} It's a Mission: Impossible movie. Of course I have to see it! (July 31)

Other movies coming out:
  • Magic Mike XXL (July 1)
  • Amy (July 3)
  • I-Lived (July 3)
  • Aurora (July 7)
  • Do I Sound Gay? (July 10)
  • The Look of Silence (July 17)
  • Mr. Holmes (July 17)
  • American Heist (July 24)
  • Samba (July 24)
  • Six Ways to Die (July 31)
  • The End of the Tour (July 31)
  • A Lego Brickumentary (July 31)

Books & Music -- July 2015
  • Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her. (July 14)
  • Armada by Ernest Cline -- Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and video games he’s spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure. (July 14)
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahisi Coates -- Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (July 14)
  • Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty -- A spooky historical mystery-thriller about an unusual girl who lives secretly in the basement of the grand Biltmore Estate. "Never go into the forest, for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul." (July 14)

Owl City's Mobile Orchestra (July 10) | Rachel Platten's Fight Song (July 10)

What are you looking forward to?

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Outfit: Partner in Lime

How cute is this bag?! It was a birthday gift from Martie. I wrote on Instagram that it was a lemon, but it's more of a bright green shade, so it's definitely a lime. Either way it's freaking adorable! And surprisingly carries a lot. I wore it to Alex's baby shower and managed to put a small wallet, my iPhone, one chapstick, one lipstick, a small bottle of pain killers, and a mini coin purse inside. 

This swingy shirt is so soft and so comfortable and makes me so happy. I couldn't pass it up when I saw it on the rack at T.J. Maxx because I love the message and the font. We all need to be brave enough to dream and of course I'm dreaming of one day getting my novels published. What are you brave enough to strive for? 
Top: T.J. Maxx | Jeans: American Eagle | Shoes: Keds via T.J. Maxx 
Bag: gift from Martie | Watch: ℅ Jord

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