Summer Beach Essentials

Hello hello! Happy hump day everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. We went to the beach as you do in Florida and it was a perfect day. Being a Floridian going to the beach is something that happens quite often. I’ve grown up spending weekends at the beach or on the river so I’ve learned a few essential items to bring along the way. Check out my summer beach essentials below!

1. Sunscreen: I can’t stress the importance of this enough. When I was young I hated putting sunscreen on and would come home miserable and looking like a tomato. Now I am probably a little obsessive with it. I use the Neutrogena Beach Defense SPF 70 and apply it once an hour to ensure I am protected from the sun.

2:Sunglasses: These are a must for the beach. In Florida the sun can be super harsh and can be hard on your eyes. Sunglasses are needed especially if you will be at the beach for an extended amount of time. I think Forever 21 has some of the cutest and most inexpensive sunglasses out there.

3. A cute bathing suite: Okay this might sound a little dumb but I feel like its so much easier to enjoy yourself at the beach when you have bathing suite that makes you feel good and confident about yourself. I am currently in love with the one I have on. Its from Cotton On and is also affordable. Check it out here.

4. A Book: Its so relaxing to sit on the beach and read a good book. I am currently reading the Out from Egypt series. I can’t rave enough about these books. They suck you in and you never want to stop reading.

5. Small wristlet or pouch: I usually bring an empty Ipsy bag that way I can keep my phone, wallet, and keys without them falling to the bottom of my beach bag. It makes it way easier to find.

6. Massive Beach Towel or Beach Chair: While at the beach you are going to want something to sit in beside the sand. A big beach towel works great or if you prefer a chair you can easily find an inexpensive beach chair.

7. Water: It gets extremely hot in the summer and that makes it easy to get dehydrated. So while at the beach make sure you are drinking a lot of water!

 

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Top 5 Makeup Brushes

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  1. BH Cosmetics Brush 29: This is the perfect brush for blush. I never use another brush to put on my blush. It works for powder or cream and blends it all out beautifully.
  2. Sigma F80: I have loved this brush for years and its still one of my favorites. Its perfect for blending out my foundation. It feels so soft when applying liquid foundation and just gives a flawless look. Its a an oldie but definitely a goodie.
  3.  Real Techniques Contour Brush: I have never loved a brush for my powder contour as much as I’ve loved this one. Its extremely precise and perfect for contouring specific areas of your face.
  4. Morphe M330 Blending Crease: This brush is so soft and blends my crease perfectly. Plus its super affordable and works better than any of my more expensive makeup brushes.
  5. Real Techniques Shading Brush: I absolutely love this brush. Its density is perfect to apply powder eyeshadows. I also love using this with my Colour Pop Super Shock Shadows.

Get all these awesome brushes here:

BH Cosmetics Brush 29: <a href=”http://click.linksynergy.com/link?id=USZ6KtAtSx4&offerid=451576.3074&type=2&murl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bhcosmetics.com%2Fdaily-deal-014″><IMG border=0 src=”http://www.bhcosmetics.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/1/4/14.jpg&#8221; ></a><IMG border=0 width=1 height=1 src=”http://ad.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/show?id=USZ6KtAtSx4&bids=451576.3074&type=2&subid=0&#8243; >

Sigma F80: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/f80-flatkabuki/p/F80PARNT

Real Techniques Contour Brush: https://realtechniques.com/core-collection/p/1403

Morphe M330 Blending Crease:https://www.morphebrushes.com/products/m330-blending-crease

Real Techniques Shading Brush: https://realtechniques.com/shading-brush/p/1404

 

 

My Goals for 2017

I can’t believe it’s already 2017 where has time gone. I am actually very excited for this year. I feel like its going to be great! This is the time of year where everyone sets goals for the themselves and I’ve never really set new years goals because most people never actually fulfill them. This year I decided I would set five goals and I wanted to share them. So here goes!

  1. Read my bible for at least 20 minutes everyday. Sometimes life gets so busy that its easy to forget to push aside spending time in the word when it is so important for spiritual health.
  2. Make more time for myself. This something that I am not very good at but I think its vital to take some time and do things that make you feel happy and relaxed. Some of those things for me are date nights, spending time with my girlfriends, relaxing baths, and writing for fun.
  3. Blog twice a week. I am so inconsistent with my blogging and this year I’ve decided to set myself a schedule.
  4. Go on a long walk twice a week. Walking is so good for you and can really help clear your mind.
  5. Book a vacation to Paris! This has been a long term goal for me and I’ve kind of made it my husbands to. I have been to Europe but I have never been to Paris and its always been a dream of mine. By the end of this year I would love to have a trip booked for the beginning of next year!

There are my five goals for 2017! I am so excited for these and I feel like they are actually obtainable. What are some of your goals for 2017?

O Christmas Tree

I love Christmas and I love Decorating for Christmas. Honestly I’ve been wanting to decorate since Halloween and today I finally got around to putting up my small tree. I love this tree. Is it perfect absolutely not but it describes me. When I look at it I see little pieces of myself. It’s early to decorate but honestly I don’t care. Why not start to have a little Christmas cheer. So today I warmed myself up some Apple Cider, put on Elvis Presley’s Christmas album, and started putting up my little tree. Happy decorating people! 

 
  

The Perfect Red Lips

The endless search of the perfect red lip is over. At least for me it is. In the words of the lovely Taylor Swift red lips are classic. Well recently I was watching a video from the beauty vlogger Zoe Sugg and she recommended the Rimmel Kate Lipstick 107. Zoe and I have similar skin colors so I decided to buy it. Let me tell you it’s my favorite red ever! I love the Rimmel Kate lipsticks in general but this one shines. If you haven’t tried it you must! What’s your favorite red lip?

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Get to Know Me Tag!

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It dawned on me that not everyone on here knows a lot about me so I figured why not do a get to know me tag. So here goes!

1. How old are you?
21

2. What is your middle name?
Nicole

3. What is your nationality?
I am an all American girl.

4. What do you do for a living?
I’m actually a full time business student.

5. What your favorite drink?
I love a warm cup of tea with milk and brown sugar.

6. What is your favorite song at the moment? I’m currently loving She Looks So Perfect by 5 Seconds of Summer. I jam to that in my car daily.

7. What would you name your children?
I love the names Sophia and London for girls and the name Declan for a boy.

8. Do you participate in any sports? Not at the moment. I was in gymnastics through elementary and middle school and then cheerleading through high school.

9. What’s your favorite book?
I love Pride and Prejudice.

10. What’s your favorite color?
Coral, black, and army green. Such a weird combination.

11. What’s your favorite animal?
Elephants. They are so cute.

12. What is your favorite perfume?
Poppy by Coach

13. Have you graduated from High School?
Yes!

14. Have you been out of the country? Yes! I have been to 13 different countries. Last year was the most recent I went to Ireland, Wales, and England.

15. Do you speak another language?
I’ve been to a lot of Spanish speaking countries so I can pick up on conversations easily but I’m not fluent. I spent 3 weeks in Peru one time and I learned more during those three weeks then sitting in a classroom for three years.

16. Do you have any siblings?
Yes I have 3!

17. What’s your favorite restaurant?
I love this restaurant inside Epcot at Disney called Les Chef de France.

18. What’s your favorite store?
Sephora hands down.

19. Do you like school?
I have my days where I hate it but for the most part I enjoy what I do.

20. Who are some of your favorite YouTubers?
My all time favorite YouTuber is Essiebutton. She is so down to earth. I also like Tanya Burr, Zoella, and Fluer De Force.

21. What’s your favorite movie?
I love Leap Year. I know cheesy but it’s a great movie.

22. Favorite T.V shows?
Mine are so lame… But I like Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Bachelor, 19 Kids and Counting, castle, The Voice.

23. What phone do you have?
I have an iPhone 5c in coral.

24. How tall are you?
I am 5 ft 7 inches. Yes I’m tall

25. Any pets?
Yes I have two of the sweetest puppies ever. Their names are Winston and Millie and they are Shihpoos. I love them so much.

I hope you enjoyed getting to know me! I tag everyone who wants to do this! If you do leave a comment below so I can check yours out too. XOXO

Outfit of the Day

Today was a very special day because I got to go see my cousin’s sweet baby who was just born Saturday. She is beautiful and healthy. I am so in love! After My sisters and I went out for some Thai food and shopping at a rather large Target. Since it wasn’t to hot like it had been. I wore some thin tights from Target, my dress is Brandy Melville, my boots are from a boutique in NYC, and my hat is from Forever 21. I love this outfit. It’s chic yet comfortable. The hat pulls it all together. Hats have become staples in my wardrobe lately. I know this blog post was all over the place but hey just thought I would share my outfit and my thoughts with you all. XOXO

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Outfit of the Day: Disney Day

Today was a Disney day which doesn’t happen very often on a week day but today it did. My best friend and I spent the entire afternoon at Epcot. I guessed that it would be hot and I guessed right. It was scorching! So I went with a fun graphic Tank that I purchased at T.J Maxx, some high waisted shorts from Forever 21, and a pair of white vans looking shoes from Target. The outfit worked great for the weather and it was comfortable for walking around Disney. I love being a Floridian and this day reminded me why. What’s your favorite pieces to wear to a theme parks?

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Outfit of the Day

I love spring and I love spring fashion. I always imagine myself wearing all these bright colors during spring but I always tend to like darker colors on me. While my goal is to start wearing brighter colors tonight I found myself in all black. I had on a black tank top from H&M, dark skinny jeans from forever 21, and black booties from Topshop. I took a look in the mirror and thought to myself really it’s spring and you are in all black. So I stole this white kimono looking thing from forever 21 from my sisters closet and boom a little touch of spring. What is your favorite thing about spring?

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My Easter Outfit

This year for Easter I went with a white dress from H&M. I’ve never owned or worn a completely white dress so it was a little out of the box for me. It doesn’t look like it but it was. I asked which dress you guys thought I would pick. Nobody guessed this one. I styled it different from the picture. Instead of the blue kimono I paired it with a big coral statement necklace from Forever 21. I also wore gold sandals from Target. I have spent my day with a lot of family which was great. What did you wear and how did you spend your day?

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