Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tips & Tricks Tuesdays | How to Have an Incredible Birthday

Step One: Turn 20.
Step Two: Have the world's best boyfriend. Now unfortunately, since I have the world's best boyfriend, you will have to find a substitute. Good luck.
Step Three: Make some incredible friends before turning 20.
Step Four: Be so oblivious that you don't catch on to the world's best boyfriend and your incredible friends planning a surprise party for you.

Step Five: Start planning a bomb-ass thank you.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Something People Seem to Compliment You the Most On | Something You Never Get Compliments On - Days 11 & 12

I always get compliments on...

  • My hair. Especially when it needs to be done, what is up with that?!
  • My smile. And I have a gap. Get like me.
  • My teeth. I don't think they're any whiter than the next but if you say so.
  • My skin. Which I pride myself in.
  • My ideas. I like when people compliment or notice my intellect. It's refreshing.

However, I never get compliments on...
  • My eyebrows. They're perfect. They're on my face. Notice them.
  • My lips. Even though it would be extremely weird to get a compliment about them, I quite enjoy them.
  • My photography. Mind you, I haven't taken real pictures in forever but I think I have a good eye.
  • My consideration. I'm always thinking of others before myself and I feel like it goes unnoticed.
  • My consultations. People constantly ask me for advice, get mad at me for telling the truth, then tell me later that it all worked out. Go figure.

The moral of the story? Compliment me more. I'm completely kidding. 

Someone You Need to Let Go or Wish You Didn't Know - Day 10

I'm not going to put anyone out there. I'm not going to tell a story. There are a few people, for vastly different reasons, that I know I should (rather had to) let go of in order to be in the place I'm in now.

To the second part, if there is someone that I wish I didn't know, I can't say. I really believe that every person in your life is there for a reason. Even if they hurt you, I consider it a lesson learned.

Letting go of the baggage in my life has made me a much more peaceful person and it's easily the best decision I've ever made.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Fashion Fridays | Cosmopolitan

I caught this video today discussing style in London. I thought it would be a refreshing change of pace from arrogantly talking about American fashion constantly. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Check out their YouTube channel for last week's episode of Style Hunt.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tips & Tricks Tuesdays | The Power of Vaseline

Vaseline is honestly the unsung hero of the beauty world. It can be used for absolutely any and everything.

Here are just a few of its many uses:
1. Soften cuticles
2. Sooth skin after shaving
3. Soften lips (especially if applied with a toothbrush)
4. Protect skin from hair dye (apply around the hair line)
5. Smooth feet (apply at night and wear to bed with cotton socks)
6. Protect new tattoos
7. Thicken eyelashes (it really works!)

Of course most of these have to do with softening but hey, what can I say? It's good at its job.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Someone You Didn't Want To Let Go, But Just Drifted - Day 9

No one in particular comes to mind, but truthfully most people that I grew up with would qualify. I have plenty of childhood friends that I just failed to keep in contact with. Sure, we found each other on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but that stuff doesn't count to me. While it would be nice to reconnect with some of those people, it's been so long that I doubt the relationship could be repaired to its former glory. For now, I'll just hold on to the great memories and enjoy the friends I have now.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Fashion Fridays | Spring Fever

So I know I just got over a cold but now I can't help but find myself under the weather again, with spring fever. There are so many trends that I'm itching to take out of my closet or invest in this season.

Chiffon -- This trend is so lightweight it's perfect for transitioning from winter to spring depending on what you layer with it. It's also an extremely versatile look that can be dressed up for a party or dressed down for a casual date.

Forever 21 // $19.80

Longer Hemlines -- Even though it's typical for girls to want to shed their winter layers in favor of something that will show off their long lost legs, maxi dresses and skirts are here to stay. They're an edgy, sexy alternative to the mini skirt that will be sure to turn heads.

Urban Outfitters // $69.00

Neon + Skater Skirts -- This, conveniently, shows off two trends in one. Bright neons are sure to wake up anyone up from their winter funk and skater skirts are showing no sign of slowing down. I guess I'm not the only girl that believes there's more options out there besides super tight and super short. Bodycon isn't going anywhere, but at least this spring I won't have to see it everywhere either.

Express // $39.90