Wednesday, July 1, 2015

What's in my Summer Clutch + 10 Dollar Mall Review

Hi guys!
I have been obsessed with bright pops of color in my outfits during the summer! Usually I use sunglasses or jewelry as these bright pops, but I recently got a bag from 10 Dollar Mall that is gorgeous! I decided to do a what's in my summer clutch post for you, so I could share my summer bag must haves, and I'm also going to review the bag for you in case you're curious!

What's in my summer clutch? There is...

  • Lipstick or Lip Balm
  • Mini Hand Sanitizer
  • Sunglasses (I'm obsessed with aviators right now)
  • Keys
  • Lactaid (I'm lactose intolerant, so I keep a container with it on my keychain!)
  • Phone 
  • Wallet

So now for the mini review! 10 Dollar Mall gave me a coupon code so I could choose something from their website to review! I fell in love with the Grapefruit and Turquoise clutch. I tried looking for it again today so I could link it, but I couldn't find it so it might be out of stock for the moment. Anyways, I was pretty skeptical because this clutch was less than $10. Even at Forever 21, this clutch wouldn't be that cheap! I thought that the quality might suffer because of the price point, and while there are a few things that could have been better, this is still pretty darn good. 
Looking at the clutch on the exterior, it is perfect! The only manufacturing things that I disliked was how the piping that went around the edges wasn't sewn perfectly, so there were parts where you could see the white interior of the piping, if that makes sense. There's also a pocket on the inside, but it's sewn so tightly that you can't really fit anything substantial in it. I'm being a bit nitpicky, and I truly believe that this is still an amazing bag for the price. 
10 Dollar Mall also sells shoes, accessories, and clothing, so if you want to see the full selection, click here! 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and if you did please follow me on bloglovin! Also, let me know in the comments what your summer clutch necessities are!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Summer Reading

Hi guys!
This post is a little different for this blog, and is something that I would usually write about on my personal blog (click here to see it), but I think reading is really important and since this blog gets more views, I decided it's better if I post it here. So this list is a compilation of 8 of my favorite books. There's a lot of variety in my list, and I think that everyone will be able to find a book they'd like to read!

But before we get started, I wanted to mention that I LOVE Audible! I've been using it a lot lately, and if you want to get two audio books for free, you can do so by clicking here!

1) On the Road - Jack Kerouac
People have really strong feelings about On the Road, but I'm one of the people that likes it. This book emphasizes rebellion, wanderlust, and youthfulness, which are all things that are really relevant at some point in our life. 
Buy Book | Buy Kindle | Buy Audible

2) The Sell - Fredrik Eklund
I love The Sell and I love Fredrik. He's by far my favorite broker on Million Dollar Listings NY and his success is astonishing. I did a whole review on the Sell, which you can watch here, but if you want to be a better businessperson, worker, or even a better human, you need to read this book!
Buy Book | Buy Kindle | Buy Audible

3) The Divergent Trilogy - Veronica Roth
I really liked the Divergent books and if you haven't gotten a chance to read them yet, I strongly suggest it. I guess it's marketed as Young Adult Fiction, but I think that anyone can enjoy this book. 
Buy Divergent | Buy Insurgent | Buy Allegiant 

4) The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
This is fitting since the Festival of San Fermin is only a few weeks away, and that's where the book is set in. I think this book is beautiful, and I really want to re-read it sometime this summer. Also, I think it's fitting to mention that going to San Fermin is one of the things at the top of my bucket list!
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5) Paper Towns - John Green
The Paper Towns movie comes out later this summer, so I think it's a good time to read the book! I read it last summer, and I really liked it. John Green is just really good at writing character and dialogue. 
Buy Book | Buy Kindle | Buy Audible

6) The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
This book is such a classic, and it really never gets old. It's definitely a book that you need to read once in your lifetime. It's also a pretty easy read, so you can read it poolside!
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7) Yes Please - Amy Poehler 
This is the book that I'm currently listening to on Audible. I'm over 3/4 into it, and I am loving it! It's witty, honest, and full of really great lessons and truths. I'd strongly suggest getting the audiobook because Amy reads it herself, which makes it even more special. 
Buy Book | Buy Kindle | Buy Audible 

8) Driven - Robert Herjavec
I thought that I should put another business book in here! I am also reading this right now, and I'm close to finishing it. If you're a businessperson, an entrepreneur, or someone who wants to be either of those, then this is a really helpful book. 
Buy Book | Buy Kindle

Let me know in the comments what books you're reading this summer, and what books from my list you'd like to read! Also, don't forget to get your 2 free audiobooks by clicking here!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Everyday Makeup Routine

Hi guys!
I uploaded an everyday makeup routine on my youtube channel earlier this week, but I decided to share it here as well in case any of you missed it!

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I hope that you guys enjoyed this video, and if you'd like to request some videos, leave your suggestions in the comments below! Also, don't forget to subscribe to my youtube channel by clicking here, and give this video a thumbs up if you liked it!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

My Newest Obsession: Shirt Dresses

Hi guys!
I thought I'd do a little post on one of my newest obsessions because I've been loving Shirt Dresses for the Summer! These are staples in my wardrobe because of their loose, comfortable fit and their ability to be dressed up or down! I'll be doing some OOTDs with my own later, but for now, here's a little collage of some of my favorites! As usual, you can buy these by clicking on them!

Let me know what your summer fashion obsessions are in the comments, and don't forget to follow this blog on bloglovin for more posts!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Makeup Empties!

Hi guys!
I posted another video on my youtube channel sharing some of my makeup empties with you! I think this is my first empties video, so comment below if you'd like to see more of them!

I hope that you guys liked this video, and to see a full list of everything mentioned in this video, check the description box in Youtube! Also, don't forget to enter my Anastasia Contour Palette Giveaway! It's a little thank you to one of you guys for an amazing Stylish Summer Challenge this year!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Stylish Summer Final Thoughts

Hi guys!
I've had such an amazing Stylish Summer Challenge with you guys this year, and I wanted to do a final post summarizing my thoughts and feelings about the challenge! 

I feel as though I have grown through this challenge because it has pushed me to get to know some of you better, create different types of content (fitness videos, for instance), and write more content in general. 

I would really love to make this a yearly thing, but I want to know what you guys think about it all! If you could leave any suggestions to make this challenge better in the future in the comments, I would really appreciate it! In particular, I would like to know what the best and worst parts of the challenge was, and if you'd do it again next year!

Although the challenge is over, the final giveaway of the challenge is still open until next week! Enter to win a Anastasia Contour Palette (or something comparable if you already have it) in the widget!

I love you so much, and I really appreciate you spending the last 8 weeks with me!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

My New Hair!

Hi guys!
If you've seen my Instagram lately, you know that I cut my hair! I wanted to share a little more about what I asked for and why I cut it this way, so I made a video! Also, don't forget to enter my Anastasia giveaway at the end of this post!

Let me know if you have any questions about my hair or if you have any hair tutorials that you'd like to see in the future! Also, please give the video a thumbs up and subscribe!