{Desert} Spring Fashion*

Desert spring fashion blog

California can’t seem to get her act together when it comes to the weather.

You’re hot and you’re cold, you’re yes and you’re no.

One day, you’re shivering outside your car, jogging to create heat and cursing your fingers for not retrieving your keys from your bag fast enough, and the next, you’re slathering aloe vera on your forearms, wondering: who the heck gets sunburned on their forearms?

Kat Von D — Makeup Review*

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Today, the struggle was real. However, I fought through the exhaustion, caffeine shakes, and vigorous ADHD to produce for you—for YOU, dear friend— a review of some pretty awesome makeup products, all things considered.

Two of Kat Von D’s LockIt Concealers, translucent powder, two brushes, and even my Kat Von D contour pallet made it into the mix.

I think it’s no secret that Kat Von D knows her makeup.

Amuse Bouche by BITE Beauty

Amuse Bouche by Bite Beauty lipstick swatches Beetroot, Gazpacho, Pepper

Do you like lemon cake? Or lemon frosting on a lemon cake? Or sugary sweet lemonade, with a lemon cookie on the side?

You may eat these lipsticks.

Did anyone else’s stomach growl just then?

eShakti — Clothing Customized

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I’m a rather small (tiny) human being.

Shifting into “adulthood,” I’ve been blessed with the special challenge of finding clothes that fit me. Clothes that aren’t sporting the latest Disney Princess, or flowers on the backside, or a bejeweled hemline.

The struggle is real.

Because of this, I flourished in the land of thrift stores, where clothes are cheap enough to destroy tailor to my fit and my liking. But, there are some times I rather just wave a magic wand over a dress and have it fit.

Enter online store eShakti.com!

Saying Goodbye To My Samsung Galaxy S4

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My dress is black, so are my shoes. I crumple the tissue in my lap. So far, I haven’t needed it. So far, I’m keeping together.

I stare at the pew in front of me. I burn letters into it with my eyes. What would I spell?

It would start with an S——No. I promised myself I wouldn’t get emotional. I need to stay strong.

“And now,” the reverend says. He collects his notes in one swift, habitual, gather-and-tap motion. He barely makes a sound. “We will hear from the deceased’s close friends and family.” His eyes fall on mine. He nods, my cue to stand.

I do. The empty clop of my heels against wood floor echoes through the church. Behind the podium, I clear my throat. My notes tremble in my hands. “My Samsung Galaxy S4 was a good phone,” I begin.

Finding Audrey – By Sophie Kinsella

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When I am older, I will curl up with Finding Audrey as a precious memory of what it was like for me, growing up as a middle child between two brothers. Brothers who like video games.

Finding Audrey begins with a livid mother, a horrified brother trotting nervously around the front lawn, and a computer, leaning precariously over the edge of a two story window.

Oh, the good ol’ days.

I Dye My Hair | Vlogmas 17

Vlogmas 17

A girly-er vlog today. However, equally as entertaining!

(It even includes a teaser for tomorrow’s vlogmas.)

I used a Garnier box dye on my hair and colored my whole head for the first time. It was an experience. I include my very first, unscripted, natural reaction in this vlog.

Disclaimer: Please don’t let the reaction scare you. It really isn’t that bad.

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Review

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I, like many other girls, have a problem. I admit to it the same way I’ll admit to liking not cleaning my room and drinking coffee.

I like makeup. I enjoy makeup. I currently am wearing makeup.

A lot of my money is invested in this hobby.

Recently, I found myself in the makeup isle at Target. Total coincidence. Very, clip-clop-clip-clop GASP! ‘Oh golly, however did I end up here?’

Then I wander the isles with my broke self, poking at the devil’s tummy to tempt me with something good.

NYX tried to allure me into a $7 eyeliner. And then my eyes fell on the Maybelline display. In all it’s pink chrome glory.

It's so beautiful

Blog Book Club: “Eleanor & Park” – By Rainbow Rowell

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Eleanor and Park is a teenage love story about two people from very different worlds.

I have one thing to say.

The feels are real.

[WARNING: SPOILERS INCLUDED]

Budget Friendly Guide To Soft Lips (Chapstick Flavor Review)

Chapstick Flavor Review

Budget Friendly Guide To Soft Lips

On the hunt for soft lips, I think guys and girls alike make the fatal mistake of buying overpriced products, thinking that’s the only way to do the job, and completely overlook the little things that could save them a ton of money.

Little things like homemade sugar lip scrubs, Vaseline, and Chapstick.

One dollar Chapstick can make my lips soft by Valentines day? You’re asking. It works for me!