Killin’ It


summer stylesummer stylesummer stylesummer stylesummer stylesummer styleToday’s look is all about adding a pop to something simple. Jean shorts and t-shirts are basically what I live in, especially in the summer. So when I want to spice it up a bit, I will add in a bag with a pop of color and some fun bracelets. I am loving all the printed t’s that are out right now. This one is by StyleLately and I have worn it like three days in a row…whoops. I also am loving my arm candy. I live in my T&J jewels along with my Haute Betts beaded bracelets. I hope you all are having a great week so far!


top: c/o stylelately

shorts: american eagle

bag: c/o dress link

shoes: target

watch & jeweled bracelet: c/o t&j designs

beaded bracelets: c/o haute betts

silver cuff: c/o stylelately

necklace: little boutique (similar here)

sunnies: american eagle

jacket: c/o windsor (similar here)


 


Skin Care Routine


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Well hello everyone! I am actually happy that it’s Monday. Am I crazy? Two things that make me happy are stability and predictability. This move has been such a whirl wind and I honestly was starting to go a little insane. We finally have a decent amount of furniture (I’ll have a video on all the furniture we found). I can actually sit down at my desk and type on my desktop! You have no idea how happy that makes me. It gets a little old laying in bed, typing blog posts on your laptop. I am one of those people. Yes. What else has changed? My videos are starting to get back to a normal schedule and I am finally getting caught up on my emails. There is nothing worse than a bunch of unanswered emails! Sooo, today’s video is all about skincare. I am a skincare junkie. Sort of. I really enjoy washing my face at night and applying  products. It is a relaxing experience for me and I try to enjoy it instead of rushing through. I also like skincare products a lot more since I switched over to using mostly natural products. I experience way less break outs, redness and uneven skin tone. My skin also is much brighter than it’s ever been. I hope you all enjoy this video and hopefully you can try some of these products out for yourself!

 


Nature’s Way Coconut Oil

Avalon Organics Lavender Scrub

Sibu Cleanser

Andalou Naturals Brightening Toner 

Andalou Naturals Brightening Serum

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Eye Gel

Sibu Seabuckthorn Oil

Shea Terra Argan Rosemary Oil

Reviva Labs DMAE Cream

Dr. Bradt Mattifying Lotion

Alba Botanica Radiance Cream

Mineral Fusion BB Cream

Cover FX BB Gel (p-light/medium)



Friday Favs: 7/25/14


image I finally filmed a video! But, it was super echo-y sooo I may need to film in our room since it’s smaller than the living room. I also use a mic, so I know it’s not that. We just have super high ceilings. So these products have been staples for the past week and a half. I have used them during our road trip and can always count on them! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! image

Alterna Summer Sun Recovery Spray

Sibu Sea Buckthorn Cleanser (buy one get one free until Aug. 14th with code Kendra)

-add 2 in your cart and then it will give you the discount

-us and canada only

Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black

Loreal Shocking Extensions

Kind Bar Almond and Apricot

BooHoo Cross Body Bag



Visiting San Luis Obispo


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On our way up to Seattle we had to stop in San Luis Obispo. Not only because I went to Cal Poly, but because it is such a cute town. I love all the quaint buildings and stores tucked away. If you are ever near the area you must make a pit stop to grab some food and walk through the town for a bit.

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I sure love a good brick building.

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Am I the only one who loves old buildings and signs?

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Of course the ever famous bubblegum alley. I heard there is one here in Seattle as well, but I haven’t seen it yet. There are two ways of looking at this. 1. a really cool art piece 2. lots of germs …take your pick.

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I spent way too much money in college at these cute boutiques downtown…whoops.beach

We also stopped by the San Simeon Bay to snap some pics and stretch our legs. Unfortunately it was pretty overcast, but still gorgeous!

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Water makes everything so much prettier! I am loving living right next to the water now. PS. I am having a meet up in Seattle August 23rd so stay tuned for details!


Road Trip Part 4


Here is the last part of my travel series! Let me know if you would like more ‘vlog’ type videos while I am living in Seattle. This video shoes our last leg of the trip. We go from Portland to Seattle, which was a nice short drive. We ended up getting Voo Doo Doughnuts thanks to all of you! They were delicious by the way. The drive was so beautiful once we got into Washington, much different than California that’s for sure! Today is our last day on Mercer Island and we are heading downtown to move into our apartment. I am super excited to be in the heart of everything. Thanks for stopping by, I love you all!


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Aztec Print


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Hey guys! I was so looking forward to this fashion post. I decided to take the pics in San Luis Obispo because I felt the style of this dress fit right in. This entire outfit is from BooHoo, and seriously go to their site right now and check everything out. Everything is really unique and very affordable. The print and style of this dress is unlike anything I own. Honestly, I love each accessory here too. The watch is so unique and the rings are great to layer. I have been using this bag every single day in Seattle so far. It’s super roomy and makes my life much easier! Oh yes and the shoes are perfect. They would be super cute with jean shorts or skinny jeans too. Love!


Trip to Seattle: Part 3


Happy Monday friends! Here is the second to last of my road trip series. We still are living with friends on Mercer Island. I am so excited to get into our apartment on Wednesday and be in the heart of the city. This video captures us driving across the California border and into Portland. This was the longest stretch of driving we did, so we get a little loopy!! Enjoy!


 


Trip to Seattle: Part 2


Who is ready for part 2 of our road trip??? Thanks for being patient with me while Andrew and I get settled up here! Twenty two hours of driving is pretty exhausting. We got in to Seattle this afternoon and the first thing we wanted to do was go on a walk after being cramped for so long. Breathing in the fresh air was such a nice change from the lovely smog back in LA. I am super excited to explore up here, I already am in love!


 


Trip to Seattle: Part 1


Alrighty here is the first part of our drive up the coast! We had a quick first leg of the trip, but we ended up leaving later than we had anticipated so it worked out great! I hope you all enjoy these vlogs as we embark on this new adventure. If any of you have been to Seattle, please comment below some of your favorite things to do there. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!


 

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Road Trip Thoughts


Hey everyone! I am so sorry I have been slightly MIA lately. We finally are on our trip to Seattle. We left this evening around 4:00 and are currently in San Luis Obispo for the night. Today has been super crazy. We made our millionth (I just made that word up) trip down to San Diego to drop off the last of our stuff we are not taking with us. Once we move back to California we will end up in San Diego, so we wanted to store everything there. So yes, we managed to fill up another car full of stuff. Moving really is an eye-opening experience. I feel like I am very good at hiding my stuff. Who is with me? For instance, if you were to come into my apartment, it would look very tidy. However, once I take everything out of it’s place, I look sort of insane. The amount of products I own kinda mades me sick. I know it is my job to test out and review products, but still, it is a bit much. Having a lot of storage in your house is definitely a scary thing. It is a way to minimize your hoarding problems. Not that I am blaming any of you! Ha… What were we talking about again? Oh yes moving. So, I have realized that I need to work on simplifying my life. Life is not about things. And I am sure most of you know that already, but sometimes we need to be reminded of it every now and then. We have only driven about 4 hours so far, but it has already opened my eyes so much.

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I graduated from college in 2011 and haven’t been back since. When I was making the drive up here tonight (well when Andrew was making the drive, and I kept him company) I saw everything in a whole new light. I think many times we are always looking to the future. When will I be done with college? When will I get engaged? When will I get a house? And we lose sight of what is in front of us. At once point we were driving through beautiful mountains, and a few years ago I thought it was the most boring part of the drive. Tonight I couldn’t get over how beautiful it all was. So I hope all of you can take a moment this week and appreciate where you are at this stage in your life. Enjoy each moment and spend a little less time worrying about tomorrow. Andrew reminds me of this everyday and I love him for that. Life is a blessing and I hope to see the joy and beauty out of the simple things, because that is what truly matters.

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