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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.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NOUVAGLOW Gradual Tanner

NOUVAGLOW Gradual Self Tanner * £12.50
Now I know what you're thinking, gradual tanner? No thanks. I think we've all had our fair share of bad past experiences with streaky, orange, smelly gradual tanners - I'm looking at you Jergens Natural Glow! I myself like to steer clear of gradual tanners simply for those reasons listed above, but when I saw the description of this NOUVATAN gradual tanner, it was too good not to try.

"Nouvaglow is a specially formulated moisturiser, enriched with Vitamins A, B5 & E, containing a delicate Coconut aroma and 4% DHA to gradually tan your skin leaving you with that beautiful, natural sun-kissed look, without the awful smell!"

Monday, August 18, 2014

Moroccan Oil Light* Review

Moroccan Oil Light*
Hey everyone! First off let me apologise not only to my readers but to companies I work with for my extreme lack of posts lately. It seems every where I go I don't have internet, from helping my mom move houses to traveling back to school to being at our cabin where there isn't even cell reception, but I won't bore you and will just say it is very hard running a blog when you unexpectedly don't have internet.

On that note, I am back now with full internet reviewing a much talked about product - Moroccan Oil Light*

In true blogger fashion, I am the last person ever to review this but I assure you not the last person to love it. I absolutely adore this product, but keep in mind I haven't tried the original Moroccan Oil so I can't offer a comparison of the two.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Two Good Scents Review / / Giveaway

Two Good Scents Rootbeer Float Sugar Scrub* $10
Two Good Scents Blossom Sugar Scrub* $10
 Hey everyone! Today I have a super fun post all about a wonderful body scrub brand, Two Good Scents! I was recently contacted by the owner asking if I wanted to try two of their body scrubs, and after seeing the list of scents the answer was a resounding YES! Even better, she offered to give away a beautiful body scrub to three of my readers, not one but THREE! I'm so excited because after trying her amazing scrubs and seeing what a great product she has to offer I'm ecstatic that three of you will get to try them as well! (I think you can sense my excitement).

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Flower Child

Casimira Acid Wash Vest Dress - Fashion Union* (now on sale for only £8)
Daisy Headband - Black Moon Sky* $36
Hey guys!!! I took these fashion posts before I came back to California, and it's about time I've posted them! 

I absolutely ADORE this dress and have been wearing it nonstop as it is so easy to wear and works with just about any look imaginable. You can definitely dress it up, or dress it down more casually like I've done here or even wear it to the beach! (I've done that too) 

I think it's SO cute and unique due to the tye-dye / marbling of the blue and purple on the dress which also makes it very forgiving. The pattern of the dress is eye catching enough to draw away from any flaws you may be concerned about, but not a bold print to drag attention to those areas if you know what I mean. I also really love the neckline of the dress as it is high, but doesn't choke you or make you look disproportionate. (This is also a nice dress to wear if you get a sunburn as it covers a lot of the burnt areas that you don't want exposed again to the sun.)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Drugstore Makeup Haul!


Hey everyone! Being back home means that I can go shopping like crazy at the drugstores with all their mega super sales! They recently had some great deals going on like Maybelline was all 40% off and the Revlon lip products were all $6.99 so naturally I HAD to get some! 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Makeup Revolution Amazing Care Lipstick | Love A Hug

Amazing Care Lipstick #happylips - Love a Hug* £3
Hey everyone! Today I'm here with another Makeup Revolution review! I am basically in love with this brand, I made a HUGE order (like £120) with some Christmas money I found (woohoo!) and in that order I bought all the other shades of this lipstick.

I absolutely ADORE this lipstick because it is as hydrating as a chapstick, and this particular color will literally go with any look and works as your chapstick too. I keep this lipstick hanging out in my purse because a lot of times I forget to put a lipstick on, and this one just brightens up your complexion but is neutral enough to go with whatever makeup look or outfit you're wearing.