Monday, February 12, 2018

Get to Know Me Tag (2018 Edition)

It's been a long time since I've done a tag and since I do love a good tag I thought I'd do an updated one. As always - If you do this tag leave me your link in the comments below (I'm nosy so I love to see what people answer to these questions!)

1. Are you named after anyone? My name is a family name from my mother's side. My middle name was my paternal grandmother's middle name but I changed it to my maiden name when I got married.

2. When was the last time you cried? If you read my post here, you'll know all of last year was a cry fest for me haha!

3. Do you have kids? No I do not.

4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? I think I would - Most of the time I am positive, I'm pretty fun to be around, and I am fiercely loyal.

5. Do you use sarcasm a lot? It's like a second language for me.

6. What's the first thing you notice about people? Their eyes and really nothing else. My friend was joking with me the other day because she had something stuck in her teeth and I didn't tell her because I didn't notice. I tend to look into people's eyes when they talk and don't notice much else.

7. What is your eye color? Brown.

8. Scary movie or happy endings? Both but if I have to choose scary movie all the way!

9. Favorite smells? Vanilla and coconut.

10. What's the furthest you've ever been from home? Mexico and I'm dying to go back!

11. Do you have any special talents? I guess you could say writing? Other than that I'm pretty basic haha!

12. Where were you born? Austin, Texas.

13. What are your hobbies? I love to read, travel, spend time with my family and *fingers crossed* hopefully I can say sewing after this year. I'm really trying to learn how to sew!

14. Do you have any pets? I grew up with dogs all my life but currently no pets. *Dog hungry!*

15. Do you have any siblings? I have an older brother and an older half brother.

16. What do you want to be when you grow up? I'm still figuring that one out - ultimately I just want to help people. That's my jam!

17. Who was your first best friend? A girl named Zooey in kindergarten.

18. How tall are you? 5'2 1/2"

19. Funniest moment throughout school? School was so long ago for me you guys ... I'm sure what I thought was horrifying then is actually funny now but I can't pinpoint a moment!

20. How many countries have you visited? Only 2, planning to change that!

21. What was your favorite/worst subject in high school? I always loved English and Art and was always terrible at Science. I really could never wrap my head around the concepts.

22. What is your favorite drink? Coffee. If I could just have a drip line of coffee straight to my veins my life would be complete.

23. What is your favorite perfume? It's so hard for me to pick a favorite anything but if I had to choose I'd say Lancome's La Vie Est Belle.

24. What sports do you play? I bike, if that's considered a sport ... Otherwise I've never been sporty.

25. Tell us one of your bad habits. I procrastinate. I've fully accepted that I just work better this way at this point, but no matter how much time I have to get something done, I never can do it until the last minute. It's like my brain won't function unless I only have an hour to do something. It's ridiculous.

Hopefully you guys found this fun to read, as I've always loved to learn more about the bloggers behind the blog! Remember to let me know if you do it so I can check it out!

Hope you guys have a wonderful week! We're leaving for California on Thursday so I'm definitely going to have a fun one! XO

Monday, February 5, 2018

January (2018) Favorites

Hey guys! If you follow me on Instagram you'll have seen my post about getting over the flu last week - I don't know about you guys, but I've met my quota of being sick for the year haha. If only that was how it works. Needless to say, I am feeling loads better, or at least enough to do this post on what I was loving in January.

I love this Shea lip butter from The Body Shop. I actually purchased the advent calendar half off during black Friday, so I got a ton of favorites from the brand, but this one was definitely at the top of that list. I don't think there is anything that works better for dry lips than these lip butters!

I have always loved the Vera Wang Princess scents - Rock Princess is one of the best night scents EVER - but I'm really loving this original roller ball one that's so easy to just stick in my purse for touch ups when I'm on the go. It's vanilla but not too sweet, which makes it a very "grown up" scent and one of my favorites!

Before my friend gave me this bellapierre cosmetics lipstick this brand wasn't even on my radar, but they totally should have been! This is the shade Antique Pink, and besides being so pretty, this lipstick really is kiss proof. I'm pretty impressed with the formula and the fact that it really never ever comes off. They're not the cheapest of lipsticks at $20 a pop, but man oh man, this one is worth every penny!

You guys know my love of everything e.l.f. and despite owning pretty much everything they've ever made, I'd never tried this particular primer before now - and I really have no idea why. The Poreless Face primer is right up my alley. Since it contains tea tree oil it does wonders to control my oily skin and it really does shrink my pores. And since it's e.l.f. it's also super affordable.

I don't know if I've ever mentioned this ring before because for the longest time after I purchased it, I never really wore it. At the start of the month I dug it out of the back of my jewelry drawer and since then I've been wearing it nearly everyday. It's House of Harlow and the pretty green makes this the perfect statement piece for any outfit. When I want an extra punch I just slip this on and I'm good to go.

That does it for what I've been loving this last month. What about you guys, what have you been loving in January?

I hope you guys all have a lovely week ahead as we start this new month! XO