Friday, September 5, 2014

Makeup Routine Vlog

Hello loves! I'm back and excited for today's post. I have been wanting to do a beauty routine post and decided a vlog would be the best way to go about showing you my routine. I hate when I do vlogs because I feel like I sound SUPER Chicagoan and it's just an awkward ordeal for me, but nonetheless I have filmed one just for your guys' viewing pleasure. 

This is my normal everyday makeup routine that I wear on a daily basis. I love how quick and simple the process is and have it timed to take under 5 minutes to accomplish, it's a great time saver in the mornings when I hit the snooze button a few times.






{} Benefit total moisture facial cream
{} Benefit the POREfessional pore minimizing primer
{} bareMinerals BareSkin serum foundation-Bare Caramel #14
~Coastal Scents flat head foundation brush~
{}Benefit boiing concealer
{} bareMinerals mineral vein tinted powder
~ecotools fan brush~
{} Nars blush-Orgasm
~Coastal Scents blush brush~

Sorry for the cruddy iPhone pic

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

What's Going On?

Oh hey guys, anyone still reading this? Sheesh I can't believe I haven't blogged in 2 weeks, it honestly has felt like I haven't blogged longer than that, but the past few weeks have been crazy. In the past few weeks, I turned 26 (gasp) and had an amazing weekend with my boyfriend in town. I am such a bad blogger and didn't take many pictures, but I was truly living in the moment and just enjoying spending time with the boy and hardly looked at my phone during the weekend. 

On the day of my birthday my sister, friend and I headed downtown to the One Direction concert (yes, I know I'm 26 and not 13, but they were really awesome). I am not even ashamed of admitting I went there and we sat SO close to the stage. We were sitting so close that Harry Styles got water on us when he threw it. I'll let the pictures do the talking though.







The following day, the boyfriend flew into Chicago and we hit the ground running. We headed downtown and I showed him around town since it was his very first time in Chicago. We headed to Millennium Park, had dinner at PF Chang's, then headed to Navy Pier to walk around and board for our fireworks architecture tour. I highly recommend if you are in Chicago during the summertime to not only do the architecture tour, but if there are fireworks that night, shell out for that. It's amazing to watch the firework show on a boat. 


(Unfortunately the only picture we took while we were downtown)

The next day we slept in and headed for a late lunch then for a little mini-golf date. I loved being able to do normal things with him here because we don't have the luxury of just going mini-golfing whenever we want due to the distance.


The last full day we had together we spent at Arlington Race Track and it was such a beautiful day out, perfect for hanging and watching some horse racing. I didn't get lucky and win any money, but A made up for it and then some with his winnings.



Later that evening, A met my parents and sister and I think things went really really well. My parents loved him and it wasn't as awkward as I thought it would be. Now I can't wait until November when I get to meet his parents!! Also he is the biggest sweetheart and as if coming to Chicago during my birthday weekend wasn't a perfect gift, he got me an awesome Michael Kors bag (and his mom got me matching MK flip flops, such a nice gesture!).


In other news, my older nephew started his first day of Preschool yesterday and I think I'm going to cry, he is getting so so big already and I want time to freeze and for him and his brother to stay tiny people forever!!


I also got to hang with this adorable pup the other day and it just makes me want to get one so much more. I seriously can't, look at those eyes!



Lastly, I've been seeing this float around the blog world and always love a good link up. Whitney has prompts set up so we all can get back in the blogging game after this slump. She has prompts for each weekday, but you can link up any post as long as you include her button and link back to her. I think this is not only a great way to get back in the habit of blogging, but to meet some great new bloggers. I didn't really follow today's prompt, but I'll pick that up tomorrow :)!



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Friday, August 22, 2014

Jamming It Out

Hey folks. Yes I still exist, but this whole consistent blogging thing hasn't worked out too well for me. I'm tuning in before I go and douse myself with ice water for a good cause. If I remember I'll be sure to post the video for you guys once I do it. Let me just say I am loving the attention and donations that the ALS Association is getting with this ice bucket challenge because not even 2 weeks ago, many people didn't know a single thing about ALS or the horrible disease. Along with doing the challenge, I am also donating because it is a worthy cause and I hope we are able to find a cure in this lifetime.

Some updates with me since I last blogged. My bestie asked me to be her bridesmaid in the cutest way, I cannot wait to start helping her plan and stand by her side during such a fun time in her life.


Last week was also my gramps birthday and the girls and I took him to Cheesecake Factory to celebrate.


While we were there I had a sort of celeb sighting, we noticed a huge party at the table next to us and immediately I knew it was Jennifer Hudson's fiance David Otunga. Of course I had to snap a total creep shot..

Told ya it was a total creep shot lol
I have quite the fun week coming up, my birthday is next Friday (the big 2-6) and I'm celebrating by hanging out with a buncha tweens at the One Direction concert and I have no shame in my game I love em. Then the following day, the boyfriend is coming here for 4 whole days and I am definitely gonna be MIA from the blog world because I haven't seen him since June, but follow me on Instagram to keep up with me. Then the following week my two favorite bloggers Emily & Kate will be in town and we have a blate set up. To say I'll be busy in the coming weeks will be an understatement, but I am so excited.

Now I'm moving onto the real reason why I'm posting today, I cannot get this song out of my head nor do I think I want to get it out of my head. I am obsessed with this chica who I coin as the spunkier Adele. If you haven't already heard this song, you're welcome because this is so catchy you will be walking about singing it.

All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor on Grooveshark

I love that this is talking about how body image shouldn't be an issue and if you got some curves to embrace that. Although I complain about my big booty and extra flab that I could do without, I know it makes me womanly and guys actually like a girl with something to hold onto if ya catch my drift.




Bye loves!

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday Social {Week 114}

Oh hey look, I do still blog. I know I have been horrible at consistently blogging and I don't know how you all do it. Quite frankly, my life is way too boring to even blog about right now, but hopefully after a few weeks some excitement will pick up a bit. Today I am joining Ashley & Neely for sunday social!


Social Sunday


1. One show you would love to see on Netflix that isn't there?
Since I only have Netflix streaming, I have noticed a lot of titles aren't very available. One show that I would loveeeee to see is Beverly Hills 90210. I loved watching that show and wish I could rewatch all the seasons, maybe one day they will make it available to stream.

2. One song you wish they would play more on the radio?
I do wish the radio played more Lana Del Ray in general, but I suppose her music would just be overplayed and annoying like most of the songs on the radio.

3. Your favorite song to sing loudly to in the car?
Anything by Queen Bey!



4. What movie/TV show do you quote the most?
For the most quoted movie it's between Mean Girls my most used quote, "Bye Felicia" from Friday.
For TV shows, I mostly quote Friends.










5. One silly thing you do daily?
I don't know how "silly" this is, but I set my alarms at strange times, for example 7:03 rather than 7:00, just for that extra 3 mins.


What are some of your all time favorite movie/tv show quotes?

In case you haven't heard, today is the official start to one of my favorite weeks of the year, SHARK WEEK!!!!


Happy Sunday!

*All images courtesy of Google images*

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Life Lately...

Hey folks! I'm popping in quickly today to update you guys on my life as of lately since I have been slightly MIA again. Today I'm heading downtown to take my certification exam for Medical Assisting so wish me good luck, I'm going to need it! 

This past weekend my cousins and I headed to the water park capital of the world, Wisconsin Dells to spend the day getting tan and getting lazy in the lazy river.


It was such a beautiful day and of course I had to enjoy some Dippin' Dots while I was there.


On the way back home we had the most amazing sunset to drive off in. I couldn't help myself from snapping a sunset picture.


The next day we headed to the outlets and I picked up this perfect Kate Spade wallet/clutch. I got such a great deal on it and I love how it can hold so much! 


Also, if you haven't already enter to win anything of your choice from Jenni's Etsy shop you can enter below for your chance!!




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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Beautiful Little Fools

Hey blog friends!! If anyone is still around these parts, thanks. I have really sucked at blogging during the summer consistently and from reading other blogs, I see others go through the same thing. I don't know what it is about the summer, but I am rarely on my laptop long enough to get a blog post up. I have been trying to get this post up for a while because I'm excited to introduce you guys to an awesome new blogger and Etsy shop owner! Jenni is such a sweet blogger and I was so excited when she approached me. I am always willing to help out a fellow blogger and think her shop is the cutest thing! I'll let her take over from here...




First of all, thank you so much to Nikki for working with me to bring you all this giveaway! I'm Jenni, but I also sometimes go by Jennis because of a late night mistake one of my friends made with my name and it stuck. I'm currently working at Nordstrom for the summer, but during the school year I attend university in California. I opened my shop, The Beautiful Fools, last month because I love to craft and also because I dream of owning my own business one day and think this is a great way to start on the path to that dream. The name of it was inspired by my blog, The Beautiful Little Fools, which was inspired by The Great Gatsby. I first read the book in freshman English class and instantly fell in love with it along with Fitzgerald. There was a quote by Daisy that really stood out to me it that goes, "I hope she'll be a fool--that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool... You see, I think everything's terrible anyhow... And I know. I've been everywhere and seen everything and done everything." There's something about this quote that has an honest truth to it. I by no means think girls should be fools, but sometimes it's freeing to be a beautiful little fool for a moment. 

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Doesn't she just sound awesome? I love that her blog name was inspired by The Great Gatsby, that is one of my favorite books. Being the sweetheart that she is, she wants to give one of you lovely ladies any item from her Etsy shop. Just enter below for a chance to win an adorable pair of earrings or a lovely bow!!


Check out Jenni's blog and Etsy shop and show her some love. If you have any questions at all about her or her shop you can contact her here
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Faves

Happy almost Friday folks! I have been loving this consistent blogging lately and I have a little surprise giveaway happening next week so stay tuned for that!! Today I am joining the awesome ladies Sarah & Helene for Total Social and today we are all talking about our favorites (pictures, pin, recipe, perfume, etc) so read up and join in on the fun!

Helene in Between

Since I absolutely love taking and being in pictures, I'm just going to focus on my favorite pictures for this prompt....enjoy!!


 This is probably my favorite baby picture because I'm rocking a killer baby pink sweat suit, gansta'


 This was probably one of my favorite experiences in Las Vegas, Aussie men...swoon


This was such a happy moment in my life graduating from college, such an accomplishment for me


This little goober makes my heart smile each and every time I see a picture of him. Love him!!


Yes I am "that" girl who already has my dream ring picked out (even tried on)...no I'm not engaged, but I like what I like, hopefully I'll have this pretty on my finger soon enough!


This selfie was taken after getting my makeup done for the first time, I loved it so much I wish I looked this flawless daily!


Even though I may not be friends with her, this was from my ex-friend's engagement photo shoot, I liked that I was included in the shot and it turned out beautifully.


I absolutely love this pic of me and the bf, we were just hanging out watching soccer, but the moments we shared are special to me.


New Orleans will always be "our" place and it definitely holds a special place in my heart, plus this guy is just amazing!!


Hope you guys enjoyed going through some of my favorite pictures, I definitely have tons more that I love, but I won't bore you guys with zillions of pictures. So join in the fun now and link up your favorite with the lovely hosts!!


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