Saturday, December 27, 2014

New Years Eve Three Ways

Where did 2014 even go? I think this year was simultaneously the worst and best year of my life. So much happened and that is why I am so happy to celebrate its ending and seeing 2015 come in, in full swing. This is what I will be celebrating in/ what I would be celebrating in. 

Going Out// I love this dress's cut so much, and I typically do not like body con dresses but this one is great. I paired this with a bold berry lip that will stand out in pictures. I will be wearing something similar to this for the big night. 

Hanging Out// If you are going to be going out to dinner or hanging out with a few friends this is cute. I also love the length of the skirt and you do not have to worry about how you sit. I also put this outfit with a natural eye that is not too high maintenance.

Staying In// If you are just hanging at home, grab a movie and just sit back and relax. (I am a fan of New Year's Eve. )

Friday, December 26, 2014

Back Into the Swing of Things

Pretty much everything about the holidays centered around eating, so after the holidays I need to bring my A game because Spring Break will be right around the corner. This is the work out that I will be doing for the next month and below is posted the cross fit workouts. 

Cross Fit 1:
Location: Track and Field
·         20 minutes of 60/30 sprints.
·         100 yards of walking lunges (I typically hold two 5lbs weights)
·         50 yards of jelly bellies
·         50 Yards of walking pushups

Cross Fit 2:
5 stadiums
·         1 minute plank
·         10 buddha pushups
4 stadiums
·         20 pushups
·         30 rowers
3 stadiums
·         40 flutter kicks
·         30 lunges
2 stadiums
·         15 burpies
·         30 calf raises
1 stadium
·         30 frog jumps
·         80 situps

Cross Fit 3:
·         2 mile fast paced run
·         100 situps
·         40 pushups
·         15 situps on a down hill
·         20 pushups
·         30 situps with a 10lbs weight
·         20 pushups
·         15 situps on a down hill
·         20 pushups
·         40 pushups

Cross Fit 4:
·         1 mile warm up
·         30 frog jumps
·         30 situps
·         30 leg lifts
·         30 bicycle crunches
·         30 walking lunges
·         1 minute plank
·         30 calf raises
·         30 second side plank
·         30 frog Jumps
·         20 sit-ups
·         30 leg lift
·         30 bicycles
·         30 walking lunges

·         30 second side plank

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Holiday Oh Holiday

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas filled with family, friends, tons of food, and a kiss under the mistletoe;-)
Picture Credit: 1,2,3,4,5


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

But Once a Year

I am not the biggest fan of Christmas music what so ever, but I do like to listen to it on Christmas Eve. Here is my playlist, that is not too old school. 


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

:::In a Holidaze Over these Nail Colors:::

I can only really wear nail polish on breaks because of uniform regulations so whenever I am home for the breaks I for sure play up the nail polish game. My favorite brands are OPI and Essie because they last the longest. Here are my favorite colors for the holidays. I like colors that do not scream red and green but rather colors that can match those colors. 


Monday, December 22, 2014

:::Don't Lose Sleep Over It:::

My favorite tradition of the Christmas Holiday season is that fact that I always get new PJs on Christmas Eve. Right after all of the relatives leave my immediate family  gets together and we all get new PJs. Here are some of my favorite sets and some little trinkets to go with it. 


Sunday, December 21, 2014

:::It's in The Bag:::

My favorite post are for sure this months favorites and of course what is in my bag post. It is so fun to see what people have to carry around from day to day to keep them sane. Here is what I tote around.

|The Bag| This is hands down my favorite tote bag to date. I love the color, it is just dark enough not to show dirt. It is also big enough to fit my laptop, but small enough for day to day wear.

|Water Bottle| Between workouts and chugging coffee I am always dehydrated. I would honestly die without a water bottle. Plus this water bottle comes in so many colors its fun to carry around.

|Planner| I am already the most disorganized person on the planet, so this is why I need to have dates in order. This planner is so helpful and there are so many views to look at to be as organized as possible.

|Chapstick| I think this goes back to the whole coffee and being dehydrated thing. My lips are always chapped and this really helps out.

|Snacks| Honestly the only thing that motivates me for anything is if I allow myself to snack while I am there. Plus, cliff bars are my favorite snacks so I always carry a couple where ever I go.

|Sun Glasses| These are just a must, whenever the Michigan sun does come out it is blinding to out sensitive eyes that never see it. Plus I love the blue color, they make a statement but still act like a neutral. 


Sunday, December 14, 2014

New Year, New Dress!

New Years Eve is just around the corner, and as 2014 comes to a close that means its time to start hunting for a NYE dress. Personally I feel like NYE is time for either a dark dress or tons of sparkles. (When can you get away with sparkles other than when you were 12?) I have spent a couple of days searching for the perfect dress and here is what I have whittled my options down to.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

2015's Color of the Year

This sounds dumb, but my favorite thing is colors. I love to look at them, I love seeing how different colors can be paired together, and I love how they can be associated with different feelings. 2014's color of the year was orchid and it was chosen because of Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama's outfit choices. This year was a little more of a surprise. The color is Marsala, and the second I saw it all I could think of is, lipstick color. It is so pretty and it can look great with so many other colors. These are some of my favorite marsala picks:


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

:::Finally Finals:::

Its the most wonderful time of the year again. It is finals time, so that means chugging anything with caffeine in it, showers are a luxury, and hats are your best friend. This is the time of of year where you get 99% of the stress for 1% of your school time. Even though what you wear is your least concern here are some effortless ideas to keep you focused on your studies and comfortable. 

I would say that I only wear this on exam days but I pretty much wear this once a week. However this is the perfect outfit to throw on for a 7:45am when you need to power walk across campus.

For some reason the last week of school is when a 100 last minute meetings pop-up. If it is a meeting with a professor or group project it it good to look semi decent, but still be able to be comfy and study ready. Also this shawl acts as a jacket or if you get chilly in the library it is essentially a blanket.

And at last everyone's favorite end of the year activity, the group project presentation. You have to look decent, but nothing over the top. So here is just a quick outfit to throw on and rock your prezi. 


Monday, December 8, 2014

Urban Decay: Naked on the Run Review

I am the biggest sucker when it comes to makeup palettes. I think with my first ever Ulta gift card I actually bought one of the benefit Christmas palettes (This is eons ago) I love the concept of just having everything you need makeup wise in one palette. The idea of this On The Run Palette is great especially for people in high school, if you use public transportation/ carpool to work, or if you travel a lot. I however am none of those I am a college student so I have breaks throughout the day and all of my stuff pretty much stays stationary. I love the idea of this, but here is every detail about what I thought.  
Perversion Mascara: This is the run of the mill mascara. It is a nice travel size and ready to use. 

24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil: Again basic black eyeliner, It works and is the right size. 

Stag Naked Lipgloss: I am not a fan of this color. It is more brown, which reminds  me of what was in style for my high school prom. Also there are little sparkles in it, so it reminds me of the back in middle school when everything was sparkle or die. Or so free lip gloss you get with purchase. 

Eye Shadow Colors: These colors were a little too dark for my taste. They would be good going out colors, but nothing I would wear for the day time. I love the rose gold color, that would be fun to add a pop of color without straying form brown. I also like how they put in an extra large highlighter. 

Bronzer/Blush: I wish Urban did pop in inserts where you could pick your colors. The bronzer is too orange/red for my skin stone. (I stick to purple undertones). Also the blush is way too pink, I would not wear it unless I was trying to look like Nicki Minaj. 

Overall I think Urban Decay did a great job, I just wish they had more color options! You can buy your own (here)


Sunday, December 7, 2014

November 2014 favorites

WHO IS SURPRISED- A week late on getting November Favorites out. I have been out for a while, but in my defenses I had finals last week, so I am going to let it slide. I am sad to see November go. Michigan had its first snow fall (It was horrible), Thanksgiving came and went, and the end was filled with final exams. The best thing about November was the shopping and great deals- here were my favorites.

Kendra Scott Elisa Drusy Pendant Necklace| I am all for the statement necklaces and in my book it is the bigger the better, however I fell in love with this necklace this month. I love the grey color and it is not an overbearing necklace. I rarely wear necklaces for everyday wear and this was casual enough to wear to class or meetings, but I could also wear it with busier dresses. 

Bath & Bodyworks Winter Candle|  This year I got really into candles, I think mainly because they were not allowed in the dorms (Are we 2nd graders who can not handle fire?). I am constantly burning candles in my apartment. It gives me a little more incentive  to study or write a paper. This candle scent is festive without screaming that its Christmas time. 

Nars Brigitt Lipstick| I love this lipstick one part that it is my name (Spelt wrong but still). The other part that it is a easy nude to pull off. I wore this color all through November. 

Essie Penny Talk| For the record, I hate rose gold. This color was a nice pink color thought without screaming, oh look at my Barbie nails. I also found that this color was festive without being to Christmasey.(I feel like this post is turning out to be: how to care without caring).

Pillsbury Peppermint Sugar Cookie| My go to choice for desert will always be cookies. And of course this is cookie season. My mom always makes homemade cookies, so when I am away at school I always buy premade dough. (She would kill me if she knew). This stuff is like crack. If you like peppermint bark you will love this stuff. 

Tart Gift Set| So you actually can not buy this online anymore. You can probably still buy this in stores. I did not actually buy this, but IT IS SUCH A GOOD DEAL! I promise if you got your sister, or make-up guru best friend this for the holidays they would love it. Or you could just send it my way and I would enjoy it just as much. 

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