Friday Favs: 8-29-14


This week flew by for me, anyone else? I sort of didn’t want it to go by so fast because I have so much to do. I may take a little break today, then work through the weekend to get ahead. I hope you all enjoy my favorites today. I really looove these products. Most of them should be new to you so hopefully you get some fun new product ideas! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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Bite Beauty Matte Lip Crayon in Glace’

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Alterna Lengthening Hair & Scalp Elixir

City Cosmetics Youth Regenerating Cleanser

China Glaze in High Hopes



 


Product Empties


IMG_3594 IMG_8779Another month has gone by and it’s time to show you my trash! I feel like I was trying to hard to work through some products and for some reason didn’t have much in the end. I used up so many products before we moved so I guess it will take me a little time to start pushing through some more. I love getting to the bottom of my products. I feel somehow rewarded and accomplished. Please tell me some of you feel the same way! This months empties were pretty half and half. Some I liked, some I didn’t. I hope you all get a good sense to how each product worked for me. That’s the nice thing about reviewing a product after it is used up, I completely know how I liked it or not. Thank you all so much for coming by my blog today and have a great Thursday!


100% Pure Body Wash in Vanilla Bean

Jurlique Purely Bright Cleanser

Nature’s Way Coconut Oil (coconut oil video)

Glam Glow Youth Mud

Hourglass Arch in Blonde

Maybelline Gel Liner in Blackest Black

NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil

Boscia BB Cream in Bronze

Lancome Cils Booster XL

Yarok Feed Your Volume Shampoo and Conditioner

Joico K-Pak Color Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner

(DermOrganics Shampoo and Conditioner)

Wella Shampoo and Conditioner



Loft 50% Off Select Items!


loft Happy Wednesday everyone!! I wanted to let you all know about a sale going on at Loft right now. There are a ton of clothes that are 50% off full price and it’s just in time for fall. Here are my top pics out of the sale items, and I am slightly obsessed with them. You all probably know I own a LOT of Loft clothing/accessories. My Mom has worked there for a while and she always lets me know when good stuff is out. I was shocked to see how cute these sale items were. They all are great transition pieces from summer to fall. Make sure to check everything out before it’s gone! (If you are in Temecula, CA stop by and say hi to my Mom!) Check it out HERE


 


Entering Fall


entering fallentering fallentering fallentering fallentering fallentering fall Can you believe it is almost September? What the heck? That just seems crazy to me. I swear, I always feel like summer will last forever and then…bam…it’s over. So even though it is still hot (yes even in Seattle-I think we brought the heat with us), I felt like I should start thinking about fall fashion. I am getting a tad over the ‘cochella’ look, which kind of went on the entire summer. But hey, I am all about it don’t get me wrong. So in honor of fall, I put together an outfit that is much more fall-appropriate but isn’t full-on chunky sweater and boots. Wearing pants was a big deal for me! Haha…but seriously. Adding in some heels dresses up this simple look and wearing a cross-body bag keeps the effortless summer vibe. And how cute is this one?? I hope you all enjoyed this look and have a great week!


top: shop lately

pants: c/o windsor (similar here)

bag: c/o windsor shoes: c/o windsor

elephant necklace: c/o windsor

cross necklace: shop lately

turquoise cuff: c/o windsor spike cuff: c/o windsor

watch: c/o t&j designs

gold bangle: trina turk (similar here)

sunnies: anthropologie


 


Beach Waves Tutorial


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It’s hair day! So I get a lot of questions about my hair in all of my YouTube videos so I figured I would do and ‘updated’ hair tutorial. This is typically how I style my hair when I want it curly. Sometimes I use different or less products and sometimes I’ll make the curls slightly tighter. I also have a curling iron by Hot Tools that I use when I want more traditional curls instead of waves. Either way, I always style it the same (see end of video). My two biggest tips are to tease your hair and mess up all your curls so they don’t look perfect. I hope you all enjoy this video and find it helpful! Thanks so much for watching!



Products shown:

Innersense Quiet Calm Curl Control (for some reason they only sell the liquid one on vitacost..never tried that one before-mines a cream) http://bit.ly/1tx5OjG
Acure Leave-In http://bit.ly/1mJfK3z
Alterna Beach Leave-In http://bit.ly/VKRIxM

Thickening Cream/Mousse:

Alterna Bamboo Strand Expand (so good) http://bit.ly/1tx4flC
Giovanni Styling Mousse http://bit.ly/1t6YRqT

Dry Shampoo:

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Shampoo
Alterna Bamboo Dry Shampoo (another good one!)

Heat Protectant:

KQC Thermal Shine
Alterna Bamboo Thermal Protectant Spray

Texture Spray:

John Masters Sea Mist

Alterna Hemp Ocean Waves (I think this one’s discontinued)

Shine Spray:

Alterna Shine Mist

Tools:

Cortex 4 in 1 Curling Wand (I switch between the 1 1/4 and 1 1/2 size barrel, this one is the 1 1/2)

Teazing Comb by Phillips


Meet Up Info!


meetupThis is my first meet up and I am so excited! I would love to meet you if you live in Seattle. We will be hanging out at Sephora for a while and then heading over to Cupcake Royale to eat cupcakes! I also have some amazzzzing goody bags for those of you coming! I also want to thank you all for following me during this YouTube journey. I read each and every comment you post on my blog, channel, instagram etc! I feel like you all are my best friends and I’m so happy I get to meet some of you in real life. Once we move back to San Diego, I will have one there as well, so stay tuned for that! Have a great night!


 


Exploring Seattle


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This Sunday was quite the day for Andrew and I! We seriously went all over the place. I am falling in love with Seattle. There is so much to do and everything is so beautiful. We first drove out to Snoqualmie Falls for a little hike. It was a gorgeous walk down to the falls. Coming from San Diego, it is so awesome being surrounded by a forest on hikes! The waterfall was so amazing. It reminded me of one we saw in Hawaii on our honeymoon. We hung out a while near the water and just enjoyed our surroundings. Like I’ve said in many posts lately, this trip is making me appreciate the beauty in little things. Well I take that back, these sights we saw were not ‘little’ but it really has been eye opening to Andrew and I both. Just driving on the freeway is so pretty.

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^^Bathing suit is by Vitamin A from Canyon Beachwear^^

top: blue gwyneth triangle in small

bottoms: blue paloma seamless hipster in small

I am so in love with this suit. It is crazy comfortable and fits me like a glove. Check out their site for some really cute suits!

67After we hiked back up the path (which was super steep coming up), we drove out to Lake Union. I didn’t get any pictures, but we ate at a great seafood restaurant right on the water called Ivar’s Salmon House. I filmed the day too, so a video will be up on my channel next week. We shared the shrimp tacos and fish and chips which were amazing! Then we headed over to Gas Works Park which had the most incredible view of downtown Seattle. Overall it was a great day. There is nothing better than taking adventures with my little family.


 


Love with Food


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GET YOUR FIRST BOX FREE! ( click HERE )

Here is my unboxing of my first Love with Food box! Honestly, there were some amazing snacks in here. The box is only $10 a month, unless you want to upgrade to a bigger box, or the gluten free one. I decided not to eat everything on camera ‘live’ because I’d rather not watch someone just eating the entire video. So I put in a few clips so you could see my reaction, but not the ENTIRE snacking business. I would highly suggest checking this box out if you like to try new companies. Not only were the snacks delicious, but there were some great healthy options. Overall, I was really impressed! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

PS. I am having a meet up in Seattle this Saturday!! Check my instagram for all the details!!! I will also have a blog post with all the details soon.




Friday Favs: 8/15/14


Happy Friday friends!!! Any big plans? I was going to shoot an outfit post today but it’s raining! Welcome to Seattle right?! So ya, hopefully this weekend I can get that done because I haven’t posted a fashion post in a while. Sorry! Today’s favorites are so summer appropriate. I know I just mentioned this blush in a post earlier this week, but here you can see it swatched and here a little more on why I love it! I hope you enjoy the video, and have a great weekend!

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John Masters Organics Sea Mist

Butter London Cheeky Cream Blush in Piccadilly Circus

Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation P40

Gerard Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Shimmer of Hope  (use code VWK for 25% off entire order)

Alba Oil Free Radiance Cream

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