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Summer 2015 Beauty Favorites


Below are some of my beauty favorites during this summer. I’ve been doing a lot a traveling lately so I’m keeping the products I use to a minimum, but for back-to-school, I’m excited to try out new cosmetics and share my thoughts with you guys. As for now, these are the products I use on a everyday basis and usually the only makeup I wear during hotter days.

Pantene Pro-V Blowout Extend Dry Shampoo ($5)

I bought this to bring on a 1 month vacation because my favorite dry shampoo (NYM Clean Freak) was too big but my mini Psssst one (I can never remember how many “S”s there are) wouldn’t be enough to last me 30 days. I randomly decided to pick this up at Target without doing my research prior to purchasing and I’m so glad I didn’t. Everyone seems to hate this but I love it so much. It absorbs oil so well and even with my everyday-waves, this refreshes my hair without ruining any styling I did the day before. The “con” would be that the formula is slightly on the heavier side and is why it has bad reviews (and for others the nozzle doesn’t always work; mine has been working perfectly though). I can only feel the heavyness slightly at the roots, not throughout the rest of my hair so I’m still pretty happy with this dry shampoo.

Burts Bees Lip Balm in Honey ($3.29)

With lip balms, I like the wax based type where the balm is really thick and it sort of melts when it comes in touch with the heat coming from your lips. I feel like they last longer compared to the glossy balms. This is my holy-grail Chapstick and the smell is amazing.

EOS Lip Balm in Mint ($3.50)

Another favorite lip balm of mine this season. It gives off a tingling sensation which I find really nice.

L’oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara in Black ($8)

I have tiny, stick down-pointing lashes so it’s really hard to find a way to make my eyelashes visible. Visible in-person I mean; I don’t think they’ll ever be visible in photos. :( I’ve got a whole routine on how I take care of lashes (lol) but this mascara is a product I use that has been great for achieving natural looking lashes.

NYX Tinted Brow Mascara in “Expresso” ($7)

With makeup, I like what I wear on a daily basis to be as fast as possible to apply. Instead of drawing on my eyebrows (which takes tons of time to get them just right and is very prone to overdrawing), I run this “brow mascara” by NYX over my eyebrows and they stay in place all day. I already pretty thick eyebrows so this just fills the sparse areas and adds color. My only complaint is that the brush is a little large, therefore making it hard to be precise.

What are your beauty favorites for summer?



Easy and Delicious Chia Pudding

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I normally don’t post about food or recipes, simply because I really don’t like to cook and find it a bit of a hassle. I know how you feel mom, sorry if I ever complained about dinner! And let’s be real here, there are amazing food bloggers out there who can make anything look good with their photography and streamers/glitter in the background. But today I have this super easy and healthy (healthy enough that it’s not considered not junk food, haha) chia pudding that you can make in minutes. The chia seeds act as a detox and pull all the junk out of your system. It makes a great breakfast or a quick snack. And it actually tastes good and is quite addictive! :) Here we go.

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Places I Want to Visit During 2015

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling the urge to travel more this year. There are just so many beautiful and breath-taking places in the world for us to explore. So here I am, showing you what places I’d like to visit this year.


Somewhere off in the oceans, around South America (or Central America I believe? according to Google it’s part of North America??) is this little island country called Barbados. If you haven’t heard of it yet, chances are you’re missing out. Truth told, don’t know much at all about it (or anything really, nor what you’re suppose to do there), but the pictures below literally scream tropical, beachy, and luxurious getaway-like.

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