NYE Makeup & Giveaway

       New Years Eve is tomorrow and I wanted to upload this look a little early! I used a few products from Urban Decay and really like the way it turned out. Hope you guys have had a great year and I'm excited to take on 2016. I've recently been inspired to make my main Youtube channel more focused and I can't wait for you guys to see the videos I've been planning.
       If you'd like to see how I created this look, click here and enter my giveaway I've included. It's for a $50 gift card to Sephora! 


Winter Reading List

        Hope you guys have had a great Holiday! I'm excited for the new year and wanted to jump on a Winter reading list before it gets any later. Click here & here if you'd like to see my other reading lists from past seasons. I love the Winter holidays and cozying up in a blanket with some hot chocolate and a great book... who doesn't? I've picked out 10 books for this list I think you guys might enjoy as well...

1. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

       After reading The Husband's Secret, I'm curious about reading more from Liane Moriarty. She's a great writer and I really enjoyed the first book I read from her. Here's an overview of Big Little Lies;

"Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.


Holiday Giveaways Take 2

      A few weeks back I mentioned some giveaways I'm holding on my Beauty Channel & my Vlogging channel! Click here to see the post and enter if you're into beauty products. While Kyle and I were away in Dallas, TX a few more holiday giveaway videos were uploaded to my second channel. See below for three more beauty products!

This giveaway features a TON of nail polishes from Butter London 


#FBF - My Favorite Snack & Drink Recipes

      Hope you guys have had a great week! Thought of adding a little #FBF to my blog today featuring some snack recipe videos. Let me know if you like these and if you'd like to see more! Here are just a few of the healthier snacks I like to make and I've also included a DIY Holiday drink recipe from Starbucks - Butterbeer! I think I'd like to incorporate more recipe videos into my vlog channel; breakfast & lunch ideas, coffee drinks & more. My current favorite for a quick to make, healthy breakfast is avocado toast.

        Click here to see how to make it. I love eating this as a side with whatever else I'm having in the morning or alone - I think it's even filling enough to have it without the toast. I was curious about making this a few months back after scrolling through Pinterest and have loved it ever since. It takes less than two minutes to make and it's so delicious!


Beauty Giveaways!

       It's been a busy month! December seems like the busiest month for everyone; planning, shopping, traveling, etc. If you haven't checked out my vlog channel yet, click here to see what I've been up to with my husband, Kyle. I'm doing vlogmas this year and am holding random giveaways on that channel as well as my main beauty channel. Here are some of the items I'm currently giving away..

1. Chocolate Bon Bons Palette from TooFaced

Click here to enter the giveaway for this gorgeous JUST RELEASED palette! 



        In case you didn't know, I'm vlogging everyday until Christmas this month on my 2nd Youtube channel! This is something I've never (successfully) done before and I couldn't be more excited to take on the challenge! Let me know if you guys like daily vlogging and what you think about it. Below are a couple of my vlogs from this past week! 

      Go subscribe to my Vlog channel for the other videos and keep an eye out for more beauty giveaways! Also, I have more giveaways on my main channel as well =) Happy Holidays everyone!

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Winky Lux Lipstick Swatches

      Winky Lux makeup is something new I've been trying and I have recently been loving their lipstick line! These lipsticks are creamy, moisturizing & there are a ton of shades to choose from.
From right to left: Meow, Dirty Love, Heart, Smoke Show, Mermaid, City & Cocoa

These retail at $13 and I've been obsessed!


Argan Oil Of Morocco by Organix

      This is a product I've been loving lately and I can't get enough of it! It's really a forgotten favorite of mine that I've used over the years but recently picked it up again. This is the Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Penetrating Oil by Organix, one of my favorite hair companies. 

I remember trying out this product for the first time, again years ago and having this OMG moment.


Favorite Boots For Fall & Winter

       Brace yourselves... winter is coming! In Los Angeles, that really means nothing but if you live in an area that happens to get colder around this time of the year, might as well have some cute boots to go with your layering outfits. I actually wish I could wear more boots out here more often but I have gotten to love shorter boots that really pull an outfit into looking a little chicer.

Here are a few boots I've been loving and let me know in the comments which ones you liked best or if there are some you love that I didn't mention in this post!


New Products From E.L.F.

       New products from E.L.F. have arrived! I was recently sent some goodies and wanted to share them with you all. I was also thinking of creating a makeup look for my channel and Instagram soon. Let me know in the comments if you'd like to see that! 


Monday Motivation

      Here's to a new week. Monday used to be something I would dread and now, not so much. I actually kind of look forward to them --- hope I'm not freaking you out. I thought it would be nice to list off a few tips that help me get motivated at the start of the week.

1. The first thing I like to do Friday or Monday, is plan out my week. 

      I like to do this on Friday before the next week comes so I'm more aware of what will be going on. If not, I'll tackle this first thing Monday morning with my planner, notebook & of course, coffee! I love sitting in the kitchen area and looking through my planner, spotting things that need to get done that day, the next day and also the rest of that week. I'll also bring my laptop into this double checking everything. I make Youtube videos every week and am constantly working with several brands so I like to make sure I have video deadlines met, any phone appointments noted, etc. Honestly, I get so much more focused and relaxed when I have a game plan of my week at the beginning.


70's Inspiration For Fall

Hey everyone! It's been too long since I've blogged and decided to create a new schedule that would make it better for me to stick to! I'm planning to have a new post on my blog Monday, Wednesday & Friday instead of Monday - Friday. I feel that will make it a little easier =) I've been busy with video projects and those are my first priority, over my blog. Sorry - but with a change in the schedule, I feel that will make it easier to be more consistent. Let me know what you guys think! & if you have a blog, share it in the comments! I'd love to check it out!
So to get back in gear, I'd love to create more fashion posts. I also have more lifestyle topics to share that I'm excited about. When starting my blog, I wanted it to be more fashion focused but I really am in love with lifestyle articles online. Tips, advice, etc. so I would love to incorporate more of that in my blog. I have also gotten more feedback from the lifestyle posts than the beauty/fashion posts haha. I really just want to share content you guys will enjoy =) If you haven't seen my 70's style video, here's a look from that.


Something Special

        First off, happy October! Hope you guys have had a great week so far - it's already almost Friday! I've been behind blogging this week and wanted to share something cool I've been working on. I teamed up with Givingstream for today's main channel video and also wanted to let you guys in on it a little early before posting the video. 
        Givingstream is a place where you can shop and know that what you're purchasing is going towards good in the world. It is "the socially conscious marketplace" and I really love it! Givingstream has a wide variety of clothing, accessories, skin care items and more. When you purchase something from their web site, you're allowing a family to eat & help restore our environment. 


Favorite Places In California

Hi all! I wanted to post about a few of my favorite places in California. My husband, Kyle and I have lived here now for a little over two and half years and there are a few places we both really love. If you guys like this, I'll make a part 2. 
Maybe for that, I could make it all about restaurants or places you have to really hunt for to find. As of now, these places are my top 5.


ShadowClutch Palette | Butter London

Butter London recently sent me their new ShadowClutch Natural Charm Palette
and I couldn't be more thrilled! I've only had this for a few days and I'm already hailing it as my favorite eye shadow palette.. EVER!

Each shadow is very unique and wearable - there are a few colors in this palette I've never seen anywhere else before and I'm excited to film some tutorials with it!


Monday Playlist

I wanted to make a different kind of post today sharing some music I've been loving! Here's a list of songs I can't get enough of, hope you guys like this and let me know which songs you've been loving lately!


Warm & Cozy Fall Outfit Ideas | 2015

Yesterday I uploaded a video to my main Youtube channel which featured some Fall outfit ideas! If you guys saw my Fall Wishlist post, then you probably know I'm loving all fashion & accessories that go into the Fall season; boots, knee high socks, flannel tops & more. 

I wanted to share some images that didn't make it into the video - let me know if you guys would like to see more Fall related posts! I have some fun, new ideas for cooking & home decor which I'm thinking of posting here instead of Youtube! #cray


Soap & Glory Now At Ulta!

Soap & Glory is now available at Ulta! I've been a fan before I even tried out any of their products - due to watching FleurDeForce on Youtube. Fleur's hauls made me want to get my hands on their products as soon as I could! Soap & Glory was kind enough to surprise me by sending a few items from their shop in New York, including my own, pink rubber duckie.

One thing I absolutely adore about their products is their packaging. That's what made me want to stock up when I first saw them online. All of the products have a pink, classic, yet fun look to them. 


My Fall Wishlist 2015

I really can't believe it's almost October! There's so much about Fall I love and I wanted to share with you all my wish list for this season. I've never compiled a wishlist before on my blog so let me know in the comments if this is something you'd like to see from me again. 

I think what I like most about fashion and style in the Fall is layering; scarves, jackets, tops. I especially love the variety of boots! These are some of my style picks for Fall.


10 Tips For Working From Home

I've been working from home now for almost 2 and a half months and am so happy with how everything has been going! I remember the day I was still working in an office in Korea Town, Los Angeles freaking out about giving my two weeks notice. I thought, 'am I really ready?' I was and I'm sure if you're currently working from home or have thought about working from home, that thought might have crept up. In this blog post, I'll give my top 10 tips for working from home as well as the steps I took before quitting my full-time office job.

1. Plan - When I realized I wanted to quit my office job, I knew I needed to start planning my exit. It wasn't just the 'I'm tired of doing this job' thought. I knew there was something else I wanted to do and needed the support to go for it.


Casual Two Piece

I fell short of last week's blog posts so I'm eager to jump into this week with more fashion, beauty & lifestyle posts! This is one of my favorite pieces I picked up from Sheinside, one of my favorite clothing brands! I was lucky enough to pick out a couple items for an upcoming video (I'm making live later today) and I'm excited to work with them more down the line.

I love this two piece because of the pattern and cut - I'm a fan of white and blue and it's perfect for the weather we've been having in California.


My Channels

Hope you all had an amazing Labor Day weekend. Kyle and I enjoyed BBQ and drinks at a friends house and going to Universal Studios Hollywood! I wanted to make today's post about my video from the past week and start incorporating my videos more on my blog. Here's the video from this past week;

This was especially fun and I got pretty good feedback from viewers. I went through how I get ready for a social media day; taking pictures, my backgrounds I like to use, products to feature and the tools I use. Check it out!


What's In My Clutch? Friday Night Essentials

I've thought about switching my Friday Favorites to Friday Night Essentials. Each Friday, I'll have a different night planned and share tips, stories or plans for what I intend to do or have done in the past. For this first Friday Night Essentials post, I'm sharing what I typically bring with me on a night out. Also you should know, most Friday nights I end up usually staying home, working on Saturday's video or chilling and watching Netflix with a GIANT bowl of popcorn. I know.. LAME lol. But every once in a while, I fancy a troll to some restaurants and bars in the neighborhood.

This is the usual necessities I'll bring in my clutch...


My Shop!

I 've recently gotten the opportunity to work with Parsel, a company that makes it easier for beauty/fashion lovers to find and shop items. It kind of reminds me of a shop-able Instagram, plus you can view videos from Youtubers on the site as well. As a Youtuber, I can add my videos to my shop and add the products from that video so my viewers can find everything in one place. I love this because I could add a photo as well instead of a video, so anyone from my Instagram can go directly to the link from my Parsel page too.

This is what you'll see when you go to my shop. I currently only have videos to choose from and I'm really excited to add more! I've added makeup and fashion items and my ideal use with my shop is to add more items each week from video projects and Instagram photos.


August Favorites | 2015

It's already September??? I feel like August went by in a week! I only have a few beauty favorites from August and you guys will get a sneaky peek of my new Favorites video on my vlog channel! I've set the video to unlisted for now and it'll be live later today... anywho, here are my beauty favorites...


My Fall Reading List 2015

A new Fall season is almost here.. can you believe it? I think Fall is my favorite time of the year and I wanted to share with you all what books I'm planning to get my hands on! Here are my top 10 books for Fall.


Fall Essentials

 With Fall around the corner, I've already started planning for pumpkin carving, DIY Starbucks coffee drink making, Halloween, scary movies to see & everything else I love about the season. I also have an exciting announcement for you guys who follow my main Youtube channel - here's my list of just a few Fall Essentials!


Boho Meets Classy

Maxis have been a thing for me lately.. at least a couple times a week! I've been caught wearing this outfit a few times and I really like the combination. I think it has a classy/boho vibe which is perfect for summer.


Casual Dress in the Park

Lately, I've been loving casual dresses, maxi skirts & more of a boho & classic style for Summer. I've had this dress for ages and have recently started wearing it again... every week! =)


Summer Romper

I've been loving rompers so much lately and think they're perfect for Summer; Light, flowy and there are so many patterns and designs to choose from. I also like that they're inexpensive, as of now I have four different styles in my closet, today I've picked this floral print one to share with you all.


Post Vacation Blues? How To Deal

You've gone away on vacation and come back to the day to day activities feeling a little... ugh...less than thrilled. Here are some tips for getting back into a routine and conquering post vacation blues!


Friday Favorites and Announcement!

Today's Friday Favorites will be a little different =) Happy Friday the 13th BTW! Kyle and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary this past Wednesday and we also got some pictures taken by our friend, Jess from Artefact Image Co. Go give her page a like!


What I'm Reading...

I stopped by the library this past weekend and picked up a few books I've been wanting to read lately.. thought I'd share =)


Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts this week! Kyle and I had a friend from out of town stay with us this week and I completely failed my Wednesday & Thursday posts! Sorry! ANYWHO... let's get on with this week's favorites!


My New Skincare Routine!


I'm very excited about my new skincare routine with Arc Beauty! I've noticed a drastic improvement in hydration and more even tone in just a few days of using the products. If you're looking for a new skincare line that works, you need to try this! Also! You can get 60% using this coupon code!


MONDAY MADNESS | How To Get Through Mondays

In the words of Elizabeth Taylor, "Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together," that drink being coffee of course ;) 'Cuz it's Monday all over again! Or as the Bangles called it, 'just another Manic Monday.' If you're off to a rocky start like me (spilling coffee on my freshly laundered shirt, clocking in 15 minutes late and smashing my thumb in my desk drawer) sit tight dear and know, everything'a gonna be alright.
Here are my top 5 tips on getting through a not-so-fabulous Monday.


Friday Favorites!

WE MADE IT! Lol Happy Friday everyone! I'm excited to share some new favorites of mine that I've been loving this past week!


Spring Reading List 2015

I might be slightly early with this post but I guess it's good to get a head start than be late (like I typically am!) Here's my top 10 reading list for Spring 2015.


Nail Polish Favorites

I have a few nail polish favorites of late I wanted to share --- each one picked up from the drugstore! I've been very into neutrals and one beautiful bright blue shade from Rimmel London's 60 Second Nail Polish line.


Color Clash Makeup

I recently entered a makeup competition and realized how much I've been missing filming makeup tutorials. I still have been filming and uploading them but when coming up with this colorful entry, I've noticed there's been a lack of more extreme makeup tutorials on my channel.
Usually, I'll post pretty, wear-able makeup perfect for everyday but I really love more dramatic looks.
So, I think I'm going to start creating tutorials that a little more wild soon!
Excited to share! Let me know in the comments if there are any makeup looks you would for me to film a tutorial for!

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