Thursday, August 27, 2015

Last Days

*Image heavy post ahead!*

Well, the last 5 months flew by faster than I ever thought they could. Even though I made the decision to leave Duluth again only 3 months in, I tried to enjoy every minute I had in my old college town before I left it again. I love this city, and always will, but I'm so happy to be back in little ol' Alexandria with my family.

Here are some of the things I did in the last few weeks in Duluth.

*Enger Tower, Duluth, MN

*Evening walk on Park Point

*Hike through Chester Creek

*Trip up the North Shore to Two Harbors

*Dinner date with some of my favorite people my last night in Duluth

Well, no guarantees how much I'll be posting in the next few weeks. I just moved back yesterday and I can't get into my apartment until the 1st. Crashing at mom and dad's!

I do have a few posts planned centered around my 25th birthday/party planning. So those should be coming out soon.

See you all in September!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Back to School Makeup

Well I sure as heck don't know where summer went, do you!? As much as I'm looking forward to the fall season and the holidays, I am left wondering how summer flew by so quickly.

Of course with the end of summer comes back to school, and even though I've been out of college for  almost 2 years now, I'm still left feeling really weird not getting ready to go back to school.
Honestly, fellow grown ups, does this feeling ever go away??

Anyway, on the lines of back to school, I thought I'd throw together a quick and easy makeup look that takes 5 minutes. Perfect for those early-slept-through-5-alarms mornings.

All of the products above I use on a regular basis, the only product new to my collection is the e.l.f. Moisturizing Primer which I am so far loving! It'll come in handy when my skin gets dry in winter!

I tried to stay simple with this look, because even though it's been a while since I was in high school, I still remember what it was like getting up at 6am every week day.

I kept the base pretty simple. Depending on your skin type, you may not need a primer at all. The CoverGirl Clean foundation is one of my favorites, and has been for a while. The Neutrogena formula for sensitive skin is very similar. It's not a heavy coverage but it does a good job evening out your skin tone. I've used my e.l.f. High Definition Powder to set my foundation for this look.
My NYX palette in Golden Horizons is one of my favorite palettes. It was a birthday gift last year and I've used it quite a lot. It has a number of different shades so it's easy to do a darker eye or a lighter eye, using the same palette.
I've had this NYC blush for years, and you could hardly tell. It's super pigmented, so you don't want to get a lot on your brush! I have mine in Rose Glow, I find it to be a perfect color to add a nice flush to your cheeks.
I wasn't really sure what lipstick I wanted to use for this look, but since my eye makeup is fairly neutral, I thought I'd add a little color. The Maybelline Color Whispers are a nice moisturizing lipstick, they don't have too much color but just enough to make you feel more put together. The one I'm wearing is Rose of Attraction.

I hope you all have a fabulous first week back to school! OR enjoy the last week of freedom, if you start a bit later.

See you all soon xx

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

For the Love of Deodorant

*This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own*

Have you ever found a deodorant that you can say you love
I've been using Secret Clinical Strength for years because it was the only deodorant that would help with my stress sweat problem. I used to be SO self-conscious about it, my mother and I literally searched high and low. I tried everything. Then I found Secret and have never looked back.

So what has brought me to write a post about deodorant, you ask?
Because Secret recently came out with a Tropical scent and I literally can't help but grin every time I use it. 
Is that crazy?

Think mangos and fresh pineapple and sunshine. That's what this smells like. I pray to the deodorant gods that this product isn't a seasonal scent because I never want to use anything else ever again.

Have you ever found a deodorant- or other essential beauty product- that you love?
Share them below!