Friday Favorites

There is nothing that I love more than a Friday morning!

Okay I lied, I love amazing beauty products and a couple fashion pieces. Here are a few that I have been loving lately. Enjoy.

First things first, foundation! I cannot get enough of this new foundation from Maybelline. I have repurchased it twice and it’s still considered a new product. I am so in love with the SuperStay Long-Lasting Full Coverage Foundation. I get so many compliments on my skin when I wear it!

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To go along with that amazing foundation, I have been obsessed with the Ghost Baking Powder from Revolution. I bake every day and can’t get enough. 2516787

Lately, I have preferred glossy lips over matte. In my bag, I have the Pixi by Petra LipLift Max Lip Gloss in the shade Honey Sheen.

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One product that I must mention is my Wet Brush. I don’t know what I would do without it. It gets all of the tangles out of my hair, without all of the ripping and damaging. I need four more for backup!

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As for fashion, I have two pieces and they are both from Target. 

The first piece is a backpack, I am so in love with it! Everything from the storage space all the way down to the color! It is the Woman’s Foldover Faux Leather Backpack. It is just stunning.

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Lastly, I have the cutest shoes to share with you! They are the Women’s Alloy Slip-On Sneaker. They have the cutest bow, they’re black, and they go with anything!! Enough said.

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I hope that you enjoyed this Friday Favorites! There will be more to come.

Q&A: Bakersfield Beauty Blogger

Wednesday means that the week is almost over! A couple of days ago, I hopped onto Instagram and asked my audience if they would love to read a Q & A and most of them said yes! If you would like to be a part of those polls, make sure that you are following me on Instagram. 

Now let’s jump in and get to know the girl in Bakersfield just a little bit more!

What primer do you use for a matte look?

I am in love with the Rimmel Stay Matte primer! It’s the best and super affordable.

Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging because, I needed some sort of creative outlet that I could be myself and really express my passions.

What was your main inspiration?

My main inspiration was honestly YouTube beauty gurus. I loved watching all of the beauty videos and all of the beautiful women getting to be their selves. I wanted to start a channel of my own, just needed something less intimidating. Then I thought to myself, duh! A blog is less scary, but still gets my message out there!

What advice do you have for a beginner blogger?

My advice to you would be to find your own style and consistency is key. When you are blogging, blog for yourself, cause it won’t be fun if you are doing it for the wrong reasons. Another tip is to use your tags! If you are trying to gain followers, those are how people are really going to find you. I can keep going trust me!

What is your favorite vacation destination?

I love going to the beach! I could live there if it wasn’t so damn expensive!

What is your favorite TV show?

I am so in love with Once Upon a Time! Hook is gorgeous and I love all of the fairytales! I am also loving Riverdale and Fuller House for sure.

So many great questions! Thank you all who asked me and wanted to know a little more about me. If you would like a part two, go ahead and leave some questions in the comment section.

Remember to stay confident!

 

Blogger Babe Series: Lizzie in Lace

This interview has been a long time coming. Today you are going to meet one of the biggest role models in my social media world. She is an amazing blogger, her Instagram is on point, she works her ass off and it is paying off 100%. Please meet Elizabeth Hugen, the lovely lady behind the brand Lizzie in Lace.  Lizzie is the sweetest person that you will ever meet, I can’t wait for you to get to know her a little bit.


 

What/who inspired you to start your blog/ Instagram?

I started my blog because I needed a creative outlet away from my non-creative day jobs and because after many failed attempts and roadblocks, I wanted to give my dream of being a fashion designer one last shot before giving up completely. It also stemmed from not being completely content with where I was in my life at that time. I felt that I wasn’t living up to my full potential and although I was going through the motions of what you are supposed to do, I still wasn’t feeling fulfilled. I decided that the only way that I was ever going to be happy was to go against what everyone else thought I should do and just do what makes me happy and what I am passionate about. My passion for fashion runs deep and has been the driving force in creating a life that I truly love. My Instagram account came afterward and even though I started with absolutely no followers because I thought Instagram was ridiculous, it has grown into my largest and most cherished platform that I absolutely adore. As funny as it sounds, I can honestly say that this social media platform has completely changed my life and given me the chance to live out my fashion dream.

How long have you been building your brand?

Two and a half years

What is the next step for you?

My next step is to make this my full-time job….my only job. I have always worked 2-3 jobs at the same time, including now and would love to have the freedom in having this as my only job. I feel like it would be so incredible to have a career that I enjoy, am passionate about and that I can give my all to!

 

Who is your biggest role model? 

LOVE Lauren Conrad!

Do you have a routine when it comes to posting content?

Yes! I feel like routine and consistency are the most important aspect of having a blog. I post every MondayWednesday, and Friday on the blog and usually twice a day on Instagram.

Would you say that blogging has changed your confidence? 

Actually no, this is something I am still working on. I’m surprisingly insecure and have never been super confident with myself, but building this from nothing shows me that I can do anything that I set my mind to if I’m willing to put in the time and effort. Seeing just how far I’ve come has given me confidence though. It shows me that some risks are worth taking and that it pays off to never give up on your dreams.

Where do you plan on traveling next?

I’ll be in New York for the first time next week to attend Fashion Week! AHHH!

If you could collaborate with any brand in the entire world, who would it be and why?

I actually have a “blogging bucket list” full of brands that I would love to work with. I have already crossed off a couple of those, but the ones I am shooting, for now, are Kate Spade, Dior, Rebecca Taylor and Zimmermann (among others) because they are my absolute favorite brands in the entire world.

What is your drink order?  (From anywhere and anything) 

Probably a strawberry lemonade or green tea.

Who is your biggest supporter?

My husband, for sure! When I was left without a photographer, he took it upon himself to help me out because he knew how important this was to me. We have both learned photography from scratch and are still learning every day. He decided to start taking it more seriously so we upgraded to our first DSLR and the rest is history. What started out as just snapping a few photos so I could get my work done turned into an undiscovered talent and something that he truly loves doing. I’m so excited to see how much he flourishes in the future!

 

Who is your favorite Instagrammer?

Aside from @juliahengel, I love @amelialiana! Her feed is absolutely beautiful!

Who is your favorite blogger?

Julia from Gal Meets Glam is my absolute favorite ever. I feel like she’s my style spirit animal.

How would you describe your style 

Feminine, romantic, whimsical, colorful, put-together. I incorporate a lot of pinks! 😉

 

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If you would like to be apart of the Blogger Babe Series, please send me an email.

10 Things to do to get Inspired: Creator’s Block

We are all artists, no matter what our passion is, we create art. I can speak for myself when I say that I have been in a funk when it comes to creativity. It happens to the best of us, but it can be a challenge to get out of. So for those of you that are going through this little phase, here are a few things that you can do to become inspired

 

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1. Take a walk

Walking can clear your mind so that you can see the world around you. Inspiration is everywhere, you just need to open your eyes.

2. Go somewhere different

If you normally go to a Starbucks every morning, try the locally owned coffee shop downtown instead.

3.  Read a book

I know that you have a book in your room that you have been meaning to read, but have never gotten to it. Read it! So much inspiration can be on the first page.

4. Take a vacation

Even if you just go somewhere for the weekend. Get out of the town that you are in and go explore.

5. Change the screen saver on your phone

I know that this may sound a little silly, but I can’t tell you how many times that I have been inspired by someone’s wallpaper on their phone.

6. Create a vision board

Creating a vision board of everything that you want in life, or the things that make you smile can really change your mood.

7.  Shopping 

It doesn’t matter if I am shopping or window shopping, it always inspires me. Grab your shopping buddy and go!

8. Listen to music

Listen to your favorite music! I love me some 80’s and 90’s country!

9. Listen to a podcast

There are so many inspirational podcasts out there, pick one!

10. Talk to your favorite person

Talking to someone that you love can really help shift the mindset.

 

What do you do to get inspired? 

The Perfect New Years Eve Party Dress!

Hello you gorgeous person, I hope that you are here to get inspired. Today I am bringing to you a fashion post! I am seriously in love with this dress!! As soon as I laid my eyes on it, I knew that I had to have it. This dress is perfect for a New Years Eve party, or just a party in general.

Some of you may think that this is a lot of sequins, and you are probably right. Two years ago if you would of told me that I would be wearing this dress, I probably would of laughed in your face. It’s a good thing that my outlook on fashion has changed. I’m not afraid to stand out, you shouldn’t be either. I live to sparkle and shine, and I won’t let anything stop me from doing so.

I would like to give a special thanks to Trina for collaborating with me on this post. You are seriously amazing and I love you so much. 

 

This gorgeous dress is from Charlotte Russe, if you didn’t already know, they have a plus size section. I am so in love with all of their clothes, they have a great price range and they fit! My dream is to one day become a model for Charlotte Russe, seriously. What a dream come true right? Imagine becoming a model for your favorite clothing store. ugh…I can see the cameras flashing now. Charlotte Russe, if you are reading this, I am interested! I don’t know if you can tell.

This dress is the “Plus Size Sequin V-Neck Bodycon Dress”. Originally $42.99 and now on sale for $30.09. There is also a  gold and a silver color. I personally love the maroon better.

I love the way that this dress just compliments my curves, it’s not too tight, but tight in all of the right places.

My tights are from Torrid and my booties are from Charlotte Russe.


I would like to thank Trina once again. I love you so much! She is an amazing photographer,  you can check out her work here! 

Sister love and fashion. 

December is here, can you believe it?? This month is the perfect time to spend time with family. I love quality time, with work and life getting into the way, quality time doesn’t happen as often as it should. Hello everyone! Today my sister, my husband and I have teamed up to bring you this fun little shoot. A little fall fashion inspiration for you. Even though it is December, it’s still toasty in California. We got all dolled up and went out and just went with it. We had so much fun taking these pictures! We hope that you enjoy them.

I would like to point out the fact that my husband took these photos. If you want to ask someone to take your photos for you, but not sure what they will say, just ask. They may surprise you, I never thought that he would even consider it. Not only did he take my pictures, but he slayyyedddd these photos. DONE!

Our hats are from Charlotte Russe. I love this photo, Sierra is so silly. Enjoy your sister if you have one. They may annoy the hell out of you, but they are your backbone. She makes me laugh and can make me cry at the same time. I can honestly say that she is my best friend. I couldn’t imagine a life without her. 

It wouldn’t be a photoshoot, if Brian’s Mustang wasn’t in it. If you have a man in your life that is obsessed with cars, then you will understand. #5.0

My top is from Torrid, this is seriously one of my favorite shirts. It’s so comfortable and easy to move in. I love my light washed denim shirt!Sierra’s top is a cute flow blouse from Forever 21. If you have ever shopped at Forever 21, then you know that it is very affordable. If you haven’t made your way there yet, then you should. There is a wide selection of styles and price ranges. I couldn’t find the shirt on the site, but you should still go take a look!  

Remember to enjoy life, smile and relax. Don’t stress over something that isn’t worth it. I learned that the hard way. Besides, it’s way more fun to be worry free.

I would like to thank my baby sister for being featured in my post, and my husband for taking my photos. I love you both from the bottom of my heart. 

My Favorites for November.

Where in the world did November go?? Seriously, I feel like we were just celebrating the beginning of 2016!

This month has brought a lot of things to my attention and a lot of beauty products into my life. I have discovered some great things about myself and will be forever thankful for this month. I would like to take a second, to thank you for supporting me throughout my blogging journey. I have found something that I love and you are helping me keep this passion alive. By reading, liking, commenting, and sharing my posts, you are supporting me in more ways than you will ever know. Now…. let’s stop with all of that mushy mushy and get on to the good stuff!img_9025Aside from you being my number one favorite, this setting spray has changed my life! I like to spritz some of this on before AND after I apply my makeup. Guess what…my makeup stays in place all day.

I have always loved this foundation, I just forget to mention it in my favorites. I have been using this non-stop. I not only love the way that this sits on my skin, but I love the color range! Some brands have limited options when it comes to foundation, but not Loreal!

I discovered this concealer a while back, but I recently fell in love with it all over again. It gives major coverage under the eyes. This concealer is on the thicker side, so if you don’t like that, stay far away. Brows cannot be on fleek, if I am not rocking the Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade. Ok, this is a game changer when it comes to highlight. It looks pink in the packaging, but when applied to the skin, it turns gold…..I know, badass right?!

Popping a little phloof onto the inner corners of my eyes, has been a must! Adding a little something extra for the month of November. img_9068All of the Kylie Lip Kits that I own, have been on constant rotation. I love these liquid lipsticks like no other! I own quite a few, but not nearly enough. (My husband would disagree). I have especially been loving Mary Jo K and Leo. I am not entirely sure why I didn’t discover Charlotte Russe boots sooner. I love the way they fit me, they are so comfortable to walk in, and they are super adorable!With these cold November days, I have been drinking more and more hot drinks. We just recently purchased a Keurig, I don’t know why we didn’t purchase it sooner. I love the damn thing!! I have been alternating between, Swiss Miss Hot Coco and Dunkin Donuts Original Blend. AMAZZIINNGGG. 

With that being said, my Keurig made it in my favorites! Along with my Gold Canyon candle in Sugar Cookie. Isn’t it so beautiful? 

Favorite movies of the month are:

  • SPY
  • ALADDIN
  • PITCH PERFECT 2
  • KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

RANDOM FAVORITES:

  1. I have been loving my day planner! Something about writing down my goals and planning out my day, just puts me in a better mood and helps me stay organized. I really want an Erin Condren Life Planner for Christmas. Hopefully Brian reads this.
  2. My hair straightener. I recently had bangs cut and have been straightening them everyday.

YOUTUBE FAVORITES:

Hayley Paige

Paige Alicia Beauty

Alisha Marie 
And you have reached the end of this post! Finally.. I know. Let me know if any of there were your November Favs! 

                                                        P.s Stay Beautiful. 

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Current Favs! 

  
Hello every one, I hope you are all having a fabulous day! I would like to share a few of my current favorites, some beauty and some non beauty related. If you are interested in reading about my favorite products please keep on reading! Also feel free to follow me on Twitter, we can keep in touch and maybe become friends! 

  • My first favorite is going to have to be you guys! All of my followers have been so incredible, you guys give so much positivity and support it is incredible! I never knew that I could be part of such an amazing team. I can’t wait to see what lyes ahead for all of us. Thank you for being amazing! 
  • My next favorite is defiantly the Morphe 350 pallet! I am so in love with this bad boy and it took me a while to get my hands on it and it was worth it!  An amazing combination of matte and shimmer shades, all warm toned beautiful shadows. If it is actually in stock you can purchase your pallet on the Morphe website. Did I mention that this pallet is SUPER affordable?!  
  • Hats have been my best friend, I have been sick this month and have not felt up to doing my hair. I purchased this Nike hat on Amazon and have not taken it off. It fits my head perfectly and just hides my face so well!  I could not find a hat that fit me so well until I picked up this beauty.  
  • Speaking of being sick, the next favorite of mine is going to have to be Excederine Extra Strength medicine. I have had headaches non stop and I take two of these and BAM! There gone. These pills work pretty damn good, best medicine around.   
  • This new product I knew from the time I first seen the commercial, that I was going to love it. This is the Maybeline Lash Sensational Mascara.  This mascara seriously makes me look as if I am wearing falsies. It coats beautifully and doesn’t get clumpy! Maybeline has done it again, they are just the top drug store makeup brand for mascaras.  
  • My favorite YouTuber of the month is Amanda Endsing. She is so beautiful and just cool. I love her tutorials and snapchat stories. If you are not already following her, you should do so now!   
  • My last favorite is going to have to be the Bring it On movies! They have been on TV a lot, I own all but the last two. You can find the last two on Netflix so it’s ok.  I would like to know your favorite and your least favorite movie. I love all of them.  

Well that is going to have to be all for my favorites! Let me know what you all think! I would love to read all of your current favs. 
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