Friday, June 28, 2013

Photo Friday

This week has been kind of exhausting & I'm so so happy it's finally Friday. I'm working at a summer camp, and at the beginning it wasn't so bad but it just got worse and worse. Gah. I have some plans for the weekend which I'm excited about, and then next week is 4th of July! I can't wait. I hope you all have had a lovely week! Here's what I've been up to lately (according to Instagram).

I will be making this again for the 4th, you can bet on it. (I posted about it here!)

Spent one morning at work swinging and singing Taylor Swift songs. Cannot complain.

"Went running and didn't die. #success"


Went 5 miles on this puppy! Which kinda killed my butt. Bike seats are the worst.

I stopped to take this on my ride. I forgot how much I missed the back roads by my house.

Hershey turned 13 on Tuesday. I love that sweet puppy.

On Wednesday we went on a field trip during work. Also, cannot complain.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sweet Summertime: OOTD

For this month's final Thursday theme I wanted to share a summer outfit of the day with you all. I went downtown and had Panera for dinner and this is what I was wearing. My camera died as we tried to take the first picture, so these were actually taken with my iPhone. I love that thing! I think the quality is pretty dang good.

I threw on a bright dress & a denim shirt over top, and both items are from Target. It cools off ever so slightly in the evenings, so I can get away with the shirt. Bonus: it comes in handy for chilly restaurants.

I'm very proud of this purse. It was on clearance at Urban Outfitters and there was a 50% off sale going on so I got a $60 purse for only $10. Steal. The color looks different in every light; sometimes it's coral, sometimes orange, or just hot pink. I've been carrying it around all summer and I love it. 

My flip flops are Rainbows that I bought several years ago in a store called Journeys. Not the most stylish shoes, but they are super comfy and go with just about everything.

I've got some fun stuff planned for upcoming Thursday Themes! Until then go check out this month's other Sweet Summertime posts: a yummy smoothie recipe, a look inside my beach bag, & my dream vacation.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

On My Lips: Revlon's Sweetheart

Revlon's Color Stay Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Sweetheart (geeze, what a name) has become one of my favorite lip products for summer. This has been out for a while, but I absolutely love it. It is the perfect bright pink color for summer! You can apply it lightly for a nice wash of color, or build it up for a fun pop of color. Either way, it looks great.  It can be a bit drying on the lips after a few hours, but for the most part it isn't too bad. The staying power is amazing, and although it may not last all day, there will be a stain of color that won't budge. I've tried a few other of these balm stains, but this one is definitely my favorite.



Have you tried this, or any of the other Revlon Balm Stains? Any recommendations for summer lip colors?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Get Ready With Me | Summer Outfit & Makeup!

I am really excited about today's post! On Sunday I filmed this "Get Ready With Me" video, where I take you through what products I use in the shower to what I wore that day. There are some bloopers at the end, of course, mainly of me awkwardly dancing and singing. Oh, it's good stuff. I do hope you all enjoy this one, let me know in the comments if you'd like to see more videos! I've really enjoyed making them.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Healthy Banana Pancakes

Yesterday I had a bit more time to spend on making something for breakfast, so instead of my normal eggs and banana (as seen here) I decided to do something different. Cassey of Blogilates, a food & fitness blogger, posted a video on how to make delicious banana pancakes (here). I've changed it up ever so slightly and it is so good. I had to share it with you guys.

The only two ingredients you will need for this are a banana and an egg. Cassey uses two eggs in her recipe, but people warned that it tastes more like a banana omelette with two in there. This will make about two medium sized pancakes, but do keep in mind that I used a smaller banana here.

Slice up the banana and crack the egg into one bowl, and mix the two together. You'll still have some pieces of banana that haven't been completely mixed in, but don't worry too much about it.

Then, just start cooking like you would if you were making a normal pancake. I've discovered that I am terrible at flipping these.

I topped mine off with some strawberries for some extra sweetness, but they do taste good on their own. Let me know if you try these out! Enjoy!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Photo Friday (in Black & White)

Last weekend I spent an entire day cleaning and reorganizing my room and I love how it has turned out. The week month before that it had been a wreck, and it just stressed me out. Now, I look forward to curling up in bed and watching a movie without having to climb over mountains of stuff. I've actually enjoyed figuring out where I want to put things, and which items should go where. Ever clean your room? You should try it.

Eiffel Tower + I Love Lucy

I managed to organize some of my shoes, but they won't stay this way for long.

I keep magazines out because I think I'm fancy.

But then I have things like this to remind me I'm not.

My brother has given me a few different pieces of his uniforms.

They're just way too cool not to keep out somewhere.

A little shell for my pearls to sleep in at night.

Oh, hey there blog.

Well I am certainly glad it's Friday. I'll be taking full advantage of this weekend, and I hope you do the same. Relax a bit, and have a wonderful time!

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sweet Summertime: Dream Vacation

Yesterday was a pretty exhausting day at work, and it got me thinking about vacations. I wanted to run away to some relaxing beach where no one could bother me. Normally if you asked me where I would vacation to, my answer would be Paris. Duh. Lately I've been dreaming of the beach though, and Pinterest has been escape.

If you could hop on a flight and go anywhere right now, where would it be?

all images are from Pinterest

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Empty Products #1

I'm a bit obsessed with YouTube and watch a number of different beauty vloggers who have all done these kind of "empty" videos. I thought the concept was pretty cool; a bunch of mini reviews all in one video (or post in this case) after using up the entire product. So, I'll try to keep these reviews short & sweet! I do love most of these products, but there are a few that I won't be rushing to repurchase.

This stuff is awesome. It's very inexpensive & definitely keeps you from looking oily throughout the day. I think I'll be purchasing a different powder before I go back to this one, but it's become a favorite of mine.

I asked for this perfume 2 years ago for Christmas without ever smelling it, partially because I adore Taylor Swift, but I just knew that I'd love it. It is a very sweet perfume, but I tend to like those kind of scents. I do get compliments whenever I wear this one! Her new perfume is coming out very, very soon, so I'll be buying that one before I go back to Wonderstruck.

Granted, this probably doesn't have the best ingredients for your hair, but I absolutely love Herbal Essences. I've had several other of their shampoos, but I think this one is my favorite. It's a great price, it does the job, and the scent lingers in your hair all day. As far as fixing split ends, it doesn't remedy them in any magical way. I do love what this does for my hair though, and I'll be buying it again & again!

I know some people are obsessed with this product, but I wasn't very impressed with it. I didn't see it do anything amazing for my hair, and I ended up just using it as extra conditioner for my ends every now and then. I think it is made by the same company as Herbal Essences (I could be completely wrong), & I think the Long Relationship Conditioner worked a lot better for me.

I think this scent has been discontinued, but I really wish they would bring it back! This is one of those fragrances that I use to wear in middle school & it smells so, so good. It takes me right back to those delightfully awkward days. It's a very soft and sweet scent, and I love it.

I've found that I really like pomegranate scented body wash & body spray, it's kind of odd to me. This scent is a little harder to come by than the other body sprays, but I think it is my favorite. It's fruity and fresh and perfect for summertime.

{Sally Hansen Double Duty}
First, the name of this makes me giggle. Second, you may notice that there is some of the product left, but it's just gotten gloopy & nasty at this point. I think this was alright, I didn't really love it. If you have any recommendations for a good base or top coat, please let me know!

I love, love, love this concealer. It's easy to apply, it's light enough for me, and it's super creamy & blendable. I will say that it can crease a little bit, but it's still a product I'll repurchase over and over.

I've 3 different tubes of this-- two clear and one tinted. I wasn't a huge fan of the tinted one, but I love the clear version. I won't rush out to pick this up, but it does do a good job of hydrating. I love the scent of it as well. It does have a very glossy finish too, which is something you don't get in normal chapstick.

Let me know if you've tried out any of these products! Any recommendations for new ones?