I’m so excited to announce my first of the many Sparkly Gift Guides to come this holiday season! In this series of guides I’ll be showing you gifts personalized for every unique person in your life. From the wine lover to the techie, I’ll be rounding up some of my fave picks perfect for every budget. To kick-off my Sparkly Gift Guide series, I rounded up some of the most fabulous gifts for the #GirlBoss in your life. A #GirlBoss, defined by Nasty Gal’s founder Sophia Amoruso, is someone who “…is in charge of her own life”. Whether if she’s on the run or crunching down emails at 6 a.m. we all admire her drive and ambition. She may be always busy, but she’ll drop anything for the ones she loves. Keep reading for more on my favorite picks for your favorite #GirlBoss!
In my last fashion post I showcased one of my favorite casual outfits perfect for late night study sessions. Today, I’m stirring around the same pot, just on another level of comfort. Sporty chic, daytime casual or athleisure, whatever you call it just know that it’s comfy as hell. One of the best things about reaching this level of comfort is the benefits of no frills. No need to worry about accessorizing or thinking too much about bringing your outfit together. Keep it sleek and minimal and you’re on your way to a perfect sporty casual for the fall look.
Has anyone’s skin gone haywire from the sudden weather changes in Houston? It’s been taking a toll on mine, but thankfully, my everyday skincare routine has helped with getting it under control. Ever since I could remember, I’ve had acne and extremely oily skin. It has always been a gift and a curse. For one, I never had to worry about dry, itchy skin during the winter but the summers were always miserable. As for my acne, that eventually went away and now I only deal with it at a very minimal-scale during times of high stress or during extreme shifts in the weather. Although my acne is not as bad as it used to be, the only way I can maintain it is by using my favorite skincare products. Keep reading to learn more about my skin care routine perfect for oily and acne-prone skin!
BOO! I don’t know about you, but when I think about Halloween, I think of chocolate and sweet treats galore. This year, we celebrated Halloween a little bit earlier and went on a pub crawl in Montrose. So we’re staying in tonight with a bowl of our favorite snacks and watching our favorite scary movies. As I’m prepping for movie night, I decided to whip up a quick Halloween treat that took me less than an hour to make! One of the best parts is that you can customize it with whatever your spooky heart desires. Here’s a quick recipe to make these super adorable pumpkin bites with Cocoa Pebbles!
Are you currently in the middle of midterms or on a project deadline and the last thing you want to think about is what you’ll be wearing for the day? Back when I was in college, I was always all about the comfy casual look. As long as I had one less thing to worry about during midterms or finals season, I would be solid. Nowadays, project deadlines, blog posts and the occasional adult responsibilities have me reminiscing the same type stress. To help me relax, staying in a comfy casual look usually helps. Check out my latest look for everyone who is currently going through midterms season or have huge end-of-the-year project deadlines coming up!
Quick & easy are the two things that I rate my nail polishes on. I’m always finding myself having to go somewhere as soon as I’m done painting my nails. So I’m usually fully-dependent on how fast my nails dry to determine when I can leave the house. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty impatient and I’m not one to really wait until my nails are 100% dry so I can get started on whatever I have to run out the door for. I’ve tried multiple fast-drying top coats and none of them have really dried fast enough. Even when they did, I wouldn’t get the finish that I was looking for. Finally, after many failed attempts at finding the right top coat, I found exactly what I was looking for. Keep reading for my review on the Essie Gel Couture and why it’s my current nail favorite!
Oh mustard. A color I never expected to like, but ended up loving…of course. I’ve never been a fan of the deeper/browner yellow hues, not on me anyways. Not until one day I decided to be adventurous on a casual trip to the mall and try it on for the sake of the seasonal colors that dawned every storefront. Surely enough, I loved it. It also didn’t help that I now have red hair which complements the mustard beautifully. Goodbyes were definitely in order to my long life beliefs of thinking this color would ever suit me. Keep reading for more on my take on mustard!
If it’s one thing that keeps me inspired is 1)Where I live and 2)Where I work. Coincidentally, I do both at home! We recently moved to the Heights with a similar layout as the condo we used to live at, just a better floorplan and use of space. I am absolutely in love with our new place and how much it has brought out my inner-Kourtney Kardashian. The Kardashians have always been a guilty pleasure, but Kourtney’s avid love for interior design is one that I’ll always admire. Her sense of style at home is one that I’ll always keep under the tab #HomeDecorGoals. While we did decide on a 1-bedroom, our open-space floorplan allowed me to have an office nook in the living area without making it look out of place or too cluttered. I love the way it turned out and how the style of my office desk ended up tying into our new home.