November Faves

I’m a few days late with this post, but I’m back with my November faves! Now that it’s officially freezing out, I’ve added in some of my faves for the colder months. Here are my recommendations and November favorites!

Beauty

Bondi Sands Tanning Foam Ultra DarkBondi Sands Tanning Foam Ultra Dark– I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ll mention it again. This is by far the best tanning product I have ever used! It is the perfect shade and streak free. It’s perfect for the winter when you need a little color!

Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil– I haven’t experimented enough with coconut oil to know if one brand is better than another, but I do know this stuff is great. Coconut oil has a variety of different health benefits and can be used for many different purposes. Personally, I love using this once a week to deep condition my hair. My hair gets quite dry and brittle and this really livens it up!

PYT Ceramic Styling Tool– After going through countless amounts of straightening irons, I decided to invest in a good one. I’ve had this straightening iron for about 3 or 4 years now and it hasn’t let me down. It takes about 10 minutes with this iron to make my waves sleek and straight

Grace Antioxidant Organic Facial Toner– I wanted to bring my skin care routine up a notch and decided to buy this product because I heard an antioxidant toner is great for your skin. Although I haven’t noticed much of a difference in my skin, I do find the spray very refreshing and it also works as a nice setting spray! I have been having issues with dry skin and while it does not help much, it is temporarily relieving. Not to mention it’s organic and not to harsh on the skin, plus a reasonable price!

L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara– This mascara is a fave of mine and beats any high end mascara I’ve ever used. This mascara really lengthens  your lashes and overall is a must have considering its price.

Fashion

Hoodies– Hoodies are a staple when the weather begins to get colder. I’ve been obsessed with buying hoodies lately because they’re so comfortable and cute and come in so many styles and cuts. I linked one of my favorite new hoodies I bought recently from Lulu’s.

Jeans– Like hoodies, jeans are a staple. They help polish any outfit. Jeans with a cute sweater is a perfect look for when the weather is cold. It’s comfortable, but still cute. And just like hoodies, jeans come in various styles. Colored jeans, boyfriend jeans, ripped jeans, etc can all bring a complete different look. Jeans are so versatile and a closet staple. My favorite place to buy jeans is PacSun.

Workout leggings– As someone who goes from the gym, to class, cute workout leggings are a must. Victoria’s Secret and Nike have some of my favorite athletic leggings, but you can also find cute workout leggings for less at stores like Forever 21.

Riding boots– Riding boots are another step in my winter closet. I wear riding boots constantly. Invest in one black pair and nice brown pair and you’re set for all outfits! Charlotte Russe is a great place to buy shoes.

Booties– Booties are cute and look great with any outfit. I like to switch out my riding boots sometimes for my booties just because they add a different look.

Rings– I love accessorizing with funky rings. I think they just add a more stylish element to a simple outfit and overall just look super cute!

Entertainment

David Dobrik– I’ve been really into watching David Dobrik’s vlogs lately. They’re just so entertaining and honestly slightly addicting. They make me wish I had a friend group that exciting!

Animal’s People– I recently read the book Animal’s People for a class I take in school, and this was one of the few books I’ve ever read for a class that I actually enjoyed. It was a fun read and really eye-opening. I highly recommend it.

Shameless– I’ve been hooked on Shameless since I started watching my freshman year of high school. The new season has begun and I couldn’t be happier. Shameless is on Netflix now so if you haven’t watched it yet, there is no excuse.

 

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July Faves

July is over, I am no longer a teenager, and I have a month left of summer.My favorites haven’t changed that much since June, but here’s a quick update.

Beauty

  • Avon Speed Dry Nail Polish in the shade Just Peachy– This is a very old nail polish I have, but still one of my favorites. The speed dry formula really does dry within minutes, and the color lasts just over a week without chipping. Not to mention this shade is such a pretty orange that is subtle, but perfect for summer. Unfortunately, this nail polish is so old that Avon doesn’t even make it any more. Still, I managed to find some sellers on Ebay is you’re interested in finding a summer nail polish that will dry faster and last longer.
  • Conair Infiniti Curling Wand Styler– I have been curling my hair quite a lot this summer because I find it looks best with my new ombre color. Also, I love to curl my hair on days I don’t wash because it makes my hair look a little more put together and the curls last even longer. Conner makes excellent curling wands for good prices if you are looking to buy one!
  • Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in the shade Tiki– I’ve been writing about this product all summer, but I really have been using it daily. I use it as everything which makes my makeup routine way quicker and so simple. I can have my makeup done in 10 minutes or less. I apply my regular foundation and concealer, and use Tiki as my eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, and highlight. Then I just throw on a little bit of mascara, and my summer look is complete!

Fashion

  • Aerie bikinis- Aerie is one of my all time favorite places to buy bikinis. I find they have the biggest selection that caters to all different body types.
  • Pretty sandals– Sandals are a summer staple. I love to wear sandals with pretty detailing that makes my outfit pop just a little bit more.
  • Stacks of bracelets– Lately I’ve been really into wearing all of my stacks of bracelets. Some of my favorite places to buy these trendy bracelets are Alex and Ani, Helberg Diamonds, and Kohls!
  • Layered necklaces– This has been a huge trend for the summer and I’m lovin’ it. I used to love chokers in the fall, but I feel this trend is much girlier and cute for summer.
  • Cross body bags- I always carry a cross body bag with me because it is by far the most convenient. They are the perfect size, stylish, and won’t kill your shoulders.

Entertainment

  • The Beginner’s Guide to Zen Buddhism by Jean Smith– This book is great if you have any sort of interested in living a zen lifestyle. You’ll learn how to properly meditate and receive many different tips and tricks to find comfort in stillness. You’ll also learn about the Four Noble Truths, and much more that can get you started on your journey with spirituality.
  • Jenna Marbles– In the summer, I’m always spending my free time watching random YouTube videos. Jenna Marbles is definitely my favorite YouTuber because her content is so original and hilarious, and seems to only get better. I can spend hours watching her videos.
  • Safiya Nygaard- I’ve recently discovered Safiya and I find her videos not only entertaining, but also informative. She posts many videos trying out different products that I have found myself interested in buying. She’ll confirm whether the product is worth the price and the hype, or not.

Food

  • Dark chocolate– I have such a sweet tooth and am always looking to indulge in some chocolate. I am a strong believer that chocolate can be healthy as long as it is eaten in moderation. Chocolate has endorphins that can bring happiness, and dark chocolate can even be good for the heart. Just make sure the brands you are eating are high in Cacao and not processed with alkali.
  • Bobs Red Mill Whole Grain Granola, Apple Cinnamon– I’ve never really loved granola that much, but this is by far the best I’ve had. It is perfect to add to a fruit and yogurt parfait, or to add a little something to an acai bowl. I highly recommend this brand and this flavor.

 

A Week Without Washing My Hair

Whenever I tell people I wash my hair every day, I always get a lot of reactions like “you’re not supposed to do that” or “that’s really bad for your hair.” I know, I know, hair is apparently not supposed to be washed everyday that way it can produce its own natural oils. But I can’t help it. My hair gets greasy. And every time I say this, I get the response “that’s only because your hair is used to being washed daily.” Yeah, yeah, whatever. I can’t help it. I can’t stand the grease to be able to withhold from washing my hair long enough that this doesn’t happen. But this week, I challenged myself. I challenged myself to go a full week without washing my hair. I got to try out some new and fun hairstyles with this little experiment, but besides that, let’s see how it worked out for me.

Sunday

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I washed my hair Saturday night, leaving my hair fresh and clean for Sunday. Unfortunately, I made the poor decision to go to the beach today which afterwards, left my hair salty and knotty. Overall, I’m off to a rough start.

Monday

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If I could go back, I would have straightened my hair from the jump. Still, my hair actually came out pretty well despite the second day after a windy beach day. My hair remained sleek and surprisingly, not greasy.

Tuesday

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By Tuesday my hair was starting to feel slightly greasy. I dabbed at my roots with some Witch Hazel in hopes to dry it out and pulled my straightened locks into a half-up/half-down pony. Surprisingly, I didn’t need to touch up my hair with a straightening iron at all, as my straight hair had mostly stayed in tact.

Wednesday

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I knew putting my hair down this late into the week was a risky move, but I went with it. No regrets quite yet either, after curling my hair, my hair had lots of texture and volume that I quite liked.

Thursday

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Thursday I regretted my choice to wear my hair down because I woke up with extremely ready hair. Again, I dabbed at my roots with some Witch Hazel, and put my hair up into another half-up/half-down pony. This time, I touched up my curls and although a bit frizzy, I thought my hair looked cute and fun.

Friday

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It is a rare occasion that I wear my hair up, but the grease began to get out of hand and to be too much for even Witch Hazel to fix, so I opted for a pony. I found the ponytail to be great for unwashed hair because my hair didn’t look, nor feel greasy. It stayed out of my face and I don’t think my hair looked all that bad.

Saturday

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Sorry for the shade over my face, but by Saturday I was completely over this. My hair felt disgusting and I was left with no choice but to throw it in a bun because it looked terrible. Saturday after work, I went home and washed my hair, and it was the best I felt in a week.

 

After taking this challenge, I decided I will never go a week without washing my hair again. However, I realized that I do not have to wash my hair everyday. Now, I wash my hair every other day. I have to admit, I notice no difference between the health of my hair, but I do save time and money so I guess that’s a plus!

Best Color for Red Hair and Green Eyes!

Red hair and green eyes are both uncommon features. That’s not the only thing these features have in common though, they are both very beautiful. Here are a few colors that make them stand out even more

  • purple
  • dark green
  • brown
  • beige

Here are 2 makeup idea’s for you!

Everyday Look: Begin by applying a light foundation and concealer. Next, prime your eyelids and apply a beige eye shadow. Curl your lashes and apply a brown mascara. Line your lash lines with a dark brown eyeliner and fill in your eyebrows with a honey colored brown pencil or shadow. Add a warm, peach blush on the apples of your cheeks. Finish the look with a matching peach gloss.

Going Out Look: Begin by applying a light foundation and concealer. Next, prime your eyelids. Apply a shimmery gold shadow on your lids and in your crease. Use a dark brown pencil to line your waterlines and lash lines and smudge it out to add a sexier effect. Curl lashes and apply a dark brown mascara. Also, color in eyebrows with a honey brown shade. Next, apply a warm peach shade on the apples of your cheeks. Finish the look with a nude lip gloss.

Best Colors for Brunettes with Green Eyes!

Green eyes are complimented well by both cool tones and warm tones. Here are a few colors especially great for you:

  • Red (especially burgundy)
  • Bright yellow
  • Brown
  • Purple
  • Peach
  • Copper

If you have green eyes and brown hair, you are beyond lucky because you can pull off almost any color. The only color I’d recommend staying away from is any color that is too pink. Only peachy pinks or possibly a medium based pink are okay for you. Try it out and see what ya think!

Makeup idea’s for you!

Everyday look: Begin by applying your foundation and concealer. To highlight your exotic features, fill in your eyebrows so they bring out the dark color of your hair and the green in your eyes. Prime your eyelids to prepare them for eyeshadow. Apply a soft brown shade all across your lid. Next, apply mascara. If you have light brown hair, apply brown mascara. If you have dark brown hair, apply black mascara. After this, apply a dark brown eyeliner. Sweep a peach colored blush across your cheeks to add a splash of color to your face. Also, feel free to contour with a bronzer. To finish this look, add peachy pink lipgloss!

Going out look: Start off the same way by applying foundation and concealer. Once again, fill in your eyebrows and prime your eyelids. Next, apply a deep purple eyeshadow. Make sure you also apply this to your lower lashline as well. After this, apply your mascara once again and if you would like, fake eyelashes. For blush, apply a peachy-pink color on the apples of your cheeks.  To finish this look, add a berry colored lip. Then the look is complete!

Best Colors for Brown Hair and Brown Eyes!

Brown hair and brown hair are just SO common! Almost everyone seems to be rocking these dark features. Here is how you can stand out!

Colors that look good on brown hair and brown eyed beauties include

  • Brown- blends well with features
  • Tan- earth tones in general just look great
  • Green- preferably a dark, forest green or emerald
  • Orange
  • White- Ivory shades especially
  • Black
  • Red
  • Violet blues
  • Peach
  • Purple
  • Yellow
  • Blue

Keep in mind that the darker your hair, eyes, and complexion are, you may look better in brighter colors. If this is the case for you, go for vivid colors like a royal blue, classic red, emerald green, and lemon yellow. Black and white would also look good for more neutral tones.

If you have darker hair, stick to richer tones. Spicy reds, peaches, and corals look great on you.

Makeup Idea’s!

Everyday Look: First apply foundation and concealer. Next, prime your eyes. Apply a bronze shade all over lids. Apply a dark brown eyeliner with 2 coats of mascara in dark brown shades. For lips, bright shades look great on brunettes, just as long as the color isn’t too pink. Coral lips would look great paired with peachy cheeks.

Going Out Look: Once again, apply your foundation and concealer. Next, prime your eyes. Apply a purple eyeshadow. The deeper the color of your eyes, the deeper the shade. Be daring and line your eyes with a forest green eyeliner, then apply your dark brown mascara. As for eyebrows, the color should be a shade lighter than your hair color to soften the face. For your lips, you should definitely go for a tawny shade. Pair this with coral cheeks. To finish this look, apply bronzer from your cheeks up towards your eyes.

BONUS LOOK: Start off by applying foundation and concealer. Prime your eyelids. Something I didn’t mention that could really change any of these three looks is that almost any color would look good with your features. Therefore for this look, go ahead and apply any eyeshadow shade you would like, if any at all. For this look though, we will focus more on lips. So finish off your eyes by applying dark brown mascara. Next, apply a deep red lipstick. Follow this with a very neutral shade of blush. A soft rosy color would work well, or possibly a peach. Once again, fill in your eyebrows a shade lighter than your hair. Then your look is complete!