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Sunday, September 14, 2014

We're Just Not Working Out...


It's not me, it's definitely you. Some products just DO NOT work- no matter how many times you try and give them a chance, or how many ways you use them...you just CANNOT make them work!

I usually don't post negative reviews on my blog, but I don't want this to be a place of rainbows and sunshine and daisies either! Because there are DEFINITELY products that I absolutely hate- whether it's the formula, color, texture...whatever! I'm going to talk about them in these kinds of posts! 

I don't do monthly favorites/unfavorites because I physically don't have the money to constantly try new things often enough to do that, and when I find something good I stick with it! But now I do think I'm going to start doing these posts every so often when I've acquired things that REALLY stand out to me (good or bad) and do these posts! What do you guys think?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Kim-Oh-No!


Oops I did it again- white girl post to the max. But I don't even care because I am so ridiculously obsessed with this kimono....I know white girl problems. But I have been loving the kimono trend, I think even more than I love dresses. I love dresses for the simple reason that its a one-done deal. You can put on one item of clothing and you're good to go! But lets be honest (it may be just me) but you have to watch how you're sitting through the day, watch for strong breezes....etc. 

With Kimonos, you can have the most basic items underneath and then you put a kimono on and you automatically look SO extremely pulled together I'm dying over them. At first I was going to wear shorts with this (as usual), I love wearing kimonos and shorts in the summertime - especially long kimonos. But for this, I thought let's talk about transitioning them into more fall appropriate outfits by switching it up and throwing some leggings into the mix! I also think that some people aren't very comfortable wearing a kimono longer than what is underneath- so here's to you folks! This is for you too!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Makeup That Actually Helps Breakouts


We all break out, that's a widely known fact (and if you don't you are severely lucky or made a pact with the devil-who knows). BUT the last thing we want to do is exacerbate the problem, which 99% of the time is caused by wearing makeup!

So I'm always on the hunt for products that will help my face rather than harm it, I mean we wear makeup and suffocate our skin for 2-15 hours a day (that may sound extreme but I'm just basing this off my life...from going to get groceries or out to lunch up until my horrendously long hospital shifts) so why not put something on our skin that will help it in the long run?

Seems simple right? Surprisingly it isn't!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Black, White, & Ombre


Hey everyone! Now that I have my photographer back (a.k.a. my little brother) I'm back to fashion posting!!!

First off, is this BEAUTIFUL Wal G London dress! Everyone who reads this blog knows my wardrobe consists of white, black, grey, flannel shirts, and jeans if that counts as blue so this dress is right up my alley. ALSO as a side note I re-ombred my hair (actually my bff Kayla did it for me- shout out hey Kails! She works in a hair salon, so she also gave me a trim, thank goodness I needed it so badly!) So of course, this dress is right up my alley!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Let's Get Naked // The Bathory


Que the new Lana Del Rey album, candles, dim lighting, and a nice warm delicious bath. Have I peaked your interests? Because that is definitely how I go about relaxing after a long week! Recently I was contacted by The Bathory* asking if I wanted to test out their line of personalized bath soaks, so of course I jumped at the chance!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Photo Vacation 2014 Part 3 // San Francisco


Hey everyone! Back with another installment of my vacation photos! Now I'm sure you know I'm Californian (just look a bit to the right on my blog) but when I was home I just took a day trip with my best friend Paula and we drove down to San Francisco in her fancy new car. (If you couldn't guess by the giant Golden Gate bridge staring at you in the picture above)

San Francisco is a 2-3 hour drive from Sacramento which is where my grandparents live and I went to high school so some of my best friends are in Sacramento, but I am from Southern California and my mom currently lives in Southern California just to clear things up. But due to my ties across the state I split up my time on vacation and travel literally all over the state #theresnoplacelikehome

Monday, September 1, 2014

Photo Vacation 2014 Part 2 // Hawaii



Hey everyone! Here is part two of my photo vacation posts, this time all about Hawaii! (If you haven't seen my first one about Vegas you can find it here) I was lucky enough to be able to go to Hawaii this summer because I attended a medical conference through UCSF for doctors (I get to go even though I'm not technically an MD yet because both of my parents are), and being smart doctors love to have their conferences in tropical vacation areas! 

So I would go to the conference from 6am-12pm and they would feed us breakfast and then I had the rest of the day free to do whatever I wanted with my mom.

I just wanted to say I think it's hilarious the food that they put out at medical conferences versus regular breakfast places. Downstairs in the hotel there was a breakfast buffet place with typical breakfast foods- pancakes, eggs, sausages, bacon, waffles, juices (probably from concentrates-yuck!)..you name it. But for the conference laid out beautifully was the biggest selection of fresh fruit ever, whole grain sprouted bread, an oatmeal bar with toppings like blueberries, raspberries etc. (I would just take a bowl and fill it up with the blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries and eat that!), and they also had hard boiled eggs, tea, coffee, and water. I mean I was in heaven with the breakfasts they gave us but I could definitely see some people weren't happy. Hey! They're giving you things to fit in with the healthy life style (most) doctors have, everyone should have been as grateful as I was! Especially because I hate breakfast food...I eat fruit almost every morning or granola with yogurt or milk (that was another option! the BEST tropical granola I've ever tried so naturally I asked them what brand and I brought some home with me) so the breakfast was perfect!

Sorry for that little story shoved in there, I just thought it was pretty funny.

These are all pictures of the Big Island (I've been to Maui before too, but this time we were just on this island). **photo heavy**

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Photo Vacation 2014 Part 1 // Vegas


Hey guys! So I asked on twitter if anyone would like to see pictures I took on vacation this summer and a few people said yes! So here are pictures from my trip to Vegas! We live only 3 hours away (driving) so we go to Vegas a LOT. We used to go probably 4 times a year, so I know that place like the back of my hand.

We stayed at New York New York this time (the hotel with the roller coaster) so a lot of the pictures are from that hotel, but there's a variety of places all over Vegas. Hope you enjoy!

***picture heavy***

Monday, August 25, 2014

Organic Makeup That Works // BeBathWorks

BE Bath Works / Etsy Shop
 Hey everyone! So if you've been reading my blog, you all know I'm OBSESSED with the Tarte Cheek Stains (particularly the shade exposed) but they definitely break the bank leaving me on an infinite mission to find a good dupe.

Well look no further ladies, I think I've done it! I reached out to Malea who owns a fabulous etsy shop called BeBathWorks which is an all natural and organic makeup and body products store. She has wonderful products and I want to basically own everything from her shop, but she was sweet enough to send me a few to test out!

It was also pretty hilarious because she basically told me "I made these cheek stains because I love the Tarte ones, but they're so expensive so I wanted to make an all natural dupe for it." Because her comments about her cheek stain are everything I've been looking for.