BE F E A R L E S S

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Hey guys!

I know I’ve been really M.I.A. recently. 2017 had a bit of a bumpy start and long story short (which I hope to write about later on) it came with a lot of self-discovery and growth. During these past eight months I lost sight of who I was and what I wanted… and sometimes that can be embarrassing to admit. There’s a lot of pressure being in your early 20’s, having this expectation to be further along while seeing everyone else succeed and grow. I didn’t even know what I wanted to do anymore. So safe to say, I was pretty lost- and not the good kind of lost where it’s like, ‘Oh look… I’m going for a walk and I just stumbled into this beautiful field, how beautiful life can be!’  It was more like, ‘ how did I end up in some sketchy ass part of Manhattan, and why is my phone dead right now?!’ Kinda felt like Satan personally had it out for me for me. I’m not saying I’m not any more or less lost today, but now I admit it and I’ve accepted it. Sometimes we can push past things and come out just fine, but sometimes you have to just let life happen and ride with the chaos.

I recently celebrated my birthday and a couple days after, things just kind of fell into place. I realized that there are so many amazing people in my life who constantly love and support me. These people, who I am so grateful to have in my life, are also super badass who inspire and challenge me. No one is out here to see me fail except myself. I know you’re probably thinking, ‘Well no shit Sherlock!’  but hey I just had to have one of those cheesy moments to truly rediscover that strength. C’est la vie!

So what was I afraid of? As of right now, I still don’t have an answer to that but what I did do was pick my sorry ass up. I’ve made the decision that whatever I do, I do 100%. To find what motivates me and makes me happy, even if I suck at it at first. I let other people’s judgment and opinions get to me without even realizing it. It dulled my light – which is absolutely not okay.

I’d love to share this new journey with you guys if you’d like to follow along. I may not always be consistent or at 100%, but I’ll get there eventually 🙂

In the meantime, I’m gonna mix some crazy prints together, and strut with some real fucking confidence with a huge smile on my face.

Also don’t be afraid to mix prints. It feels ridiculous for a hot second but then you realize how badass you look, and then you feel invincible- I guess you can relate that back to life!

If you were like, ‘ Okay… I clicked on this post to see where this bitch got this outfit?!’ You can find my pants here!, Unfortunately, my bomber jacket was from last season Zara… but here are some similar ones from Aritizia, and Anthropology. The tank, which everyone needs a basic silk tank is Theory. Seriously I have this tank in every single color.

P.S. Check out Bri Elledge’s work, she’s incredible!

bareMinerals GEN NUDE Matte Liquid Lipstick Review

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OK SO OBESSED. I’ve been meaning to review this product for ages… well since I got it back in September, little did I know when I went back to pick one up for my friend about a month later, it was totally sold out in Swank (the color I bought, also in the picture). But do not worry my friends, it’s back in stock now!

Let’s talk application, it goes on so nicely, and dries relatively quickly. You’re not going to have wet lips for 20 minutes where you have to worry about hair getting stuck, pulling it out… ruining your makeup…. or if a fly somehow ends up on your lips. NOPE. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

Pigmentation and color; very pigmented, rich in color, and it doesn’t feel heavy at all.

How long does it last? Well, for me I have a hard time finding lip stains/ long lasting lip products…but with this one, I found it stayed on decently for a couple of hours. Even when it fades, it’s not that awkward fade.

Overall, it’s one of my go-to products, and I’m still pretty obsessed with it. Even though Swank is sold out, go try out some of their other colors!

Just a Little Breather

Hello 2017!

Let me start off saying I apologize for being so MIA from this blog. Originally I created this as a way for me to stay creative and share my experiences, but then I started getting stressed out by it. So naturally, the postings became less and less. I think this year I’m going to focus on writing and sharing things that I am inspired by/ inspire me. The other part of that is that I work in retail currently, and at my old job, it was consuming me and leaving me extremely drained. I made the decision to switch companies and so far I couldn’t be happier so that’s definitely a positive change. WE ARE PUTTING GOOD VIBES INTO THE UNIVERSE.

On that note, I was able to get out of the city for two days, after working through holiday and it was so lovely.

 

 

Hope you guys enjoyed!

A Perfect Fall Day To Night Look

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I love me some good day to night looks. Recently I’ve been working the more traditonal business hours, where when I get off from work I just make happy hour or grab dinner at a semi reasonable time. The only thing is I can’t go home and change (like most people.) So I wanted to share an outfit that’s perfect for moody NYC fall ( clearly it’s going through some mood swings since it was comfy sweater fall to 80 degrees overnight…don’t even get me going on that…)

I started with this super chic and simple jumpsuit that I’ve acutally had for about two years now from Club Monaco, and a pair of flats from Everlane. For going out, swap out the flats for heels, and throw on an effortless overcoat! Boom instant chic boss lady.

Mini Sephora Haul Review

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Sunday Riley’s Martian Mattifying Melting Water Gel Toner, Karuna Clarifying Face Mask, Makeup Forever’s Arist Rouge Lipstick

Happy Sunday!

Recently I’ve been going a little crazy with my trips to Sephora, I love love love trying out new products whether it be skin care or makeup. As I’ve always said, I’m not a makeup skin care guru but I find things that work for me!

On this trip I decided to finally pick up Sunday Riley’s Martian Mattifying Melting Water Gel Toner, since I already love their Good Gene and was running out of a toner so why not see if lived up to the great reviews. I found that recently my skin has been more on the oily side, maybe because it was summer and still pretty warm out. OKAY, I’m not the biggest believer in toners which is also partly why I got this to see if it would be a game changer and… it wasn’t. I didn’t see a real difference in my skin, maybe there was slightly less oil but nothing that made me go WOW. The smell of the toner wasn’t something I particularly loved it was almost medicinal smelling. But hey, just because it didn’t work for me, doesn’t mean it won’t work for you!

This may surprise you guys but I have a lipstick problem. I literally have a drawer full of lipstick which my friends are convinced I have the same 3 shades… clearly I don’t see things that way. I swatched Makeup Forver’s Artist Rouge Lipstick in C108 Hazel Beige. Obsessed. The formula is really creamy, pigmented, and rather lightweight. Big fan of it!

The last item I picked up was Karuna’s Clarifying + Face Mask. My face was feeling a little yucky from the week and needed a little pick me up. The next day my skin looked and felt refreshed. My roommate even commented on how my skin looked glowy and actually thought I was wearing makeup, when I wasn’t. Definitely need to pick up more of these!

 

Have you guys tried any of these products, if so what are your thoughts on them? Comment below!

From Summer to Fall

There are some of us who love summer and totally rock that crop top, jean shorts look. Then, there are some of us who battle the constant chub rub and subway sweat everywhere we go. I unfortunately, fit in the second category. Summer in the city is not a happy time for me… even though I do love the outdoor dining and rooftop bars. Thankfully, fall is finally around the corner and I couldn’t be happier. Sweaters, leather jackets, booties, rich colors, ugh ALL THE GOOD STUFF IN LIFE.

I have to admit, although I’m not a summer person, I absolutely love those flowy dresses. With this cold in the morning and boiling by the afternoon weather, then back to freezing in the evenings. (Moody, like when I’m pmssing, and it’s mercury retrograde… ha ha ha) I found them to be the perfect transitional piece. I took one of my favorite maxi dresses, swapped out the shoes, left the sun hat, and threw on a pair of booties, and leather jacket! Boom! Instant fall outfit, easy breezy.

 

You can find the dress I’m wearing at Urban Outfitters  and jacket from All Saints (my fall staple).

 

HUGE shoutout to Charles Craigle who shot these pictures. Check out his site and Instagram

Tosca Tapes- Barcelona, Spain

What a day we had of barely any sleep, catching one of those super cheap disorganized european flights, and winging the whole tourist thing. It definitely left me exhausted, deranged, and starving. We were going to be by the Palau de la Musica Catalana for a flamenco show, so we figured might as find something close, and found Tosca! I wish I had a better picture of all the tapas we ate because it was one of the best meals we had there. A definite recommendation!

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Tapas at Tosca!

Address: Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt, 8, 08003 Barcelona, Spain