May 17, 2017

Makeup Routine

Welcome to my daily makeup routine! Although, I'm an avid makeup lover, I don't have time for a face full of makeup everyday. Instead I choose to wear quick easy products that compliment my skin. 

This tutorial contains mostly Glossier and Benefit products because they are what I consistently use on my skin. 

-Glossier Priming Moisturizer
-Benefit The Porefessional
-Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation
-Glossier Stretch Concealer
-Glossier Cloud Paint (Dusk)
-Glossier Boy Brow 
-Benefit Watt's Up Highlighter
-Glossier Balm Dotcom (Cherry)

May 15, 2017

Traveling Europe

The long awaited spring break video has finally arrived. If you didn't know I spent my spring break traveling with my best friend Sammie to three cities across Europe, London, Paris, and Copenhagen. These cities all have a place in my heart. Check out the video to see some highlights from the trip.

Where are your favorite places to travel? Let me know in the comments below.

May 3, 2017


"I thought acne disappears once you hit your 20s, but boy was I wrong."

I have, to be honest, acne doesn't stop once you get to college. Well, it certainly didn't for me. Although it's definitely cleared up, I still face minor breakouts here and there. I should include my skin care regime was rather minimal... a possible reason breakouts still occurred. But I can't help it; college is time-consuming. The worst is after a night out; sometimes I even forgot to use a makeup wipe. So after evaluating my skin regime, weighing my options, and thinking about the consequences, I decided to take a stand and get in check. To make this easy for you (and me) all the products shown are from Meijer. Even living in a small town, Meijer still gives me options I love.

Over the last month, I've tried out various skin care products and found what works for me. Keep reading to see my not so secret skincare regime.

Before I spill my secrets, I figured I'd mention my skin type. I have extremely oily skin. (So oily, it looks as if I applied highlighter when I wake up in the morning.) Hopefully, this means I won't get wrinkles. Now onto my favs.

I don't care what anyone says; face masks are the bomb. Although using one face mask isn't going to cure your acne instantly, I think investing in a few different options and making it into a weekly habit can make a difference. My favorite is the Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask by Yes to Tomatoes. (Yes to Avocado face wipes are my all time favorite btw.) This mask is made to fight acne. 

Although face masks are fun, here is the "real" cure to it all, the Neutrogena Light Therapy Mask (34.99 at Meijer). It slightly resembles something out of a comic book, but it gets the job done. The trick is, it uses both red and blue lights to reduce inflammation and kill bacteria. Although it looks like something you'd finding in a tanning bed, it's FDA cleared, chemical free, and UV free. The cool thing about this mask is you can literally see results after the first couple uses.

Although, I'm currently laughing at the image of myself, you won't be once you see your results. 

Other products I'm loving

Shea Moisture African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask

L'Oreal Pure-Clay Mask

Freeman Cleansing Clay Mask & Freeman Polishing Mask

Yes to Tomatos Mud Mask & Yes to Miracle Oil Mud Mask

Are you inspired? Hopefully, you decided it's time to put your skin first. Also special thanks to Meijer for partnering with me on this post!

I'd love to hear what skincare products you are loving, let me know in the comments below!

Apr 16, 2017

Music Festival Season

With weekend 1 of Coachella coming to a close, I thought it would be the perfect time to relive my own music festival experience at Lollapalooza. Since I never blogged about "the best day of my life" I figured nows the time. 

Although we only experienced one day of Lolla, I think even that gave me a new perspective on music festivals. It's no longer just about the music. These big festivals create an entire experience based on food, style, music, atmosphere and the people. 

This year I have a new festival in mind, Govenor's Ball. Since I'm spending my summer in New York, I thought this would be the perfect fit. I'll be seeing artists such as Lorde, Beach House, Flume, Local Natives, Saint Motel, the list goes on. 

The real question is.... what will I wear? Vintage high-waisted shorts, fishnets, crop tops, the options are endless. Check out this video for a little music festival fashion inspiration.

My Look
Romper: Zara // Sneakers: Adidas // Purse: Zara // Chocker: Zara

Apr 9, 2017

My London Favs

London is one of my favorite places in the entire world. I appreciate the culture, food, fashion, architecture, accents (lol), etc. I feel like it's my home away from home. Maybe that's because I spent an entire month getting to know the city or maybe it's because it's somewhere entirely different than where I was born. Either way, I enjoy the city very much and hope to continue to explore it for the rest of my life.

In prep for my month in London, I did research, lots of it. I didn't want to miss out, so I had an itinerary of things I had to do, had to eat, etc. Although I didn't completely finish the list, I found my favorites rather quickly. When I returned in April, I was happy to relive my favorites once again.

So if you're headed to London and don't have a clue of what to do, what to eat, where to go, etc. Try out my list. I promise you won't be disappointed.

To put you in perspective real quick, I stayed in Shoreditch, a cool, trendy section of London, filled with street arts, street food, and the best street style.

To get around, I used the tube. It's a Londoners best friend, and your best friend if you want to take advantage of the short amount of time you have in London.

So let's get onto the list:

What to see:

Notting Hill: It's prettier than a picture.

Covent Garden: I love Covent Garden. It's a touristy area, but the shops and food finds are worth the wait. Make sure you try out a cider while you're there.

Kensington Palace: The gardens are pretty, I promise.

The London Eye and Big Ben: If you're a tourists, you just gotta go.

Where to eat:

Borough Market: (Or any market in particular) Markets offer the best street food, plus the prices are low so you can try many different options. (Including these Nutella Danish pancakes)

Pop Brixton: A cool place to hang out. Get some drinks and eat some food with good company.

Meat Liquor: Don't be turned away from the name. They have the best burgers in the business. 

Molly Bakes: For milkshakes bigger than your head.

Friends of Ours: My favorite brunch spot. Did anyone say avocado toast?

Where to drink:

Brooklyn Coffee: Coffee galore.

The Book Club: Library/bar. 

Queen of Hoxton: Rooftop bars are London's summer highlights.

Where to shop:

91 Brick Lane: Vintage thrills and unique street style that will inspire you for the rest of your trip.

Boxpark: Shopping and food. Does it get better than this?

Seven Dials: For a more elevated shopping experience. 

And there we have it, although my list is small, it's worthwhile.

Let me know in the comments below your favorite London spots.

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