Spring Forward

Discover, Fashion, inspiration, Outfits, Style, trend

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Is everyone like me and missing their extra hour of sleep? It really caught me off guard and took me a few minutes on Sunday morning to figure out that it was actually daylight savings – not just me being extremely sleepy. I love the whole ‘fall back’ aspect of daylight savings; the ‘spring forward’ not so much.

This outfit is a mesh of this. It’s almost complete spring weather (high 70s) with very cold mornings. I love this outfit because it’s really cute and comfortable at the same time. It keeps me warm enough to not be too hot or too cold as the weather changes during the day.

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I’m thinking of doing a post on how to grow long and healthy hair. I have so many tips (and family secrets) on how to grow healthy hair super fast. Let me know if you are interested in that.

I love leaving my hair down. It’s naturally straight so it saves me a ton of time when I just leave it down. Since I have super long hair now, I sort of feel like a princess when I leave my hair down.

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I’ve been seeing pom tops everywhere! I think it will be a major trend this spring and summer. This black and white off shoulder top with pom detail is a lot more understated than the usual pom top. It’s so comfy and lowkey cute at the same time. I love it and can’t wait to pair it with a pair of high waist shorts.

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I had been on the hunt for a truly great pair of over the knee boots (which are reasonably priced) that don’t slouch down. I found that boots with ties in the back like these ones are the best at keeping the boots up. I’ve tried many pairs of over the knee boots and walked around the store with them to only find myself pulling them up every couple of feet. I have relatively skinny legs and I wanted to find a pair that wouldn’t cause me to worry about anything to fall down.

Theses boots are absolutely perfect! They’re reasonably priced and the quality is amazing. I wear them almost every single day and I’ll wear them with spring dresses and summer dresses on cool summer nights.

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Black And White Pom Off Shouldered Top – A’GACI (Old) – Similar HEREHERE, and HERE // Blue Skinny Jeans – Charlotte Russe // Brown Over the Knee Boots – A’GACI // Black Choker – American Eagle Outfitters

New Age Braids

Discover, Fashion, Outfits, Style

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It was so sunny the day we took these pictures. California is going through this weird funk of rain, sunshine and chilly days. I don’t really know what’s going on with the weather and I really hope it’s going to go back to normal spring weather. This outfit is a perfect reflection of how I feel about the weather. I wore this to school one day and got so many compliments!

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This is my go to hairstyle when I have dirty hair. I have pretty long hair so I tend to wash it every other day. The actual name for this style is boxer braids, but I tend to call them Khloe Kardashian braids. It seems that she’s always wearing them.

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I’m a fan of white lace tops. It always pairs nicely against my skin tone and gives me a soft glow. Also, I’ve been waiting for it to be spring so I can incorporate the summer clothes into my daily style. There’s a small pattern on the top along the neckline which I adore. It’s not too busy and not that similar to the white lace top I wore in Eyelet Lace.

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I’ve had the boots forever! They’re so well made and I practically live in them. Hands down – these shoes are my most loved pair. My sisters tend to borrow them too. I like pairing them with either skinny jeans or leggings. There’s something effortless about these boots and I feel like its easy to dress down any outfit with these boots.

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White Quarter Sleeve Top – Macy’s BCX Girl (Old) – Similar HERE // Blue Denim Skinny Jeans – Charlotte Russe // Gold Bangle – Charlotte Russe (Old)  // White Lace Choker – Charlotte Russe (Old) – Similar HERE // Gold Bar Necklace – Charlotte Russe (Old) – Similar HERE // Tan Slouchy Boots – JCPenny (Old) – Similar HERE and HERE

 

Target Beauty Box: February 2017

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The Target Beauty Box is a monthly subscription beauty box. It is currently available only online at Target. The box retails for $10 when it is initially released (usually on the last day of the previous month – i.e. January 31th), but goes down to $7 after the first week or so. This beauty box is set apart from the others (Sephora Play, Ipsy, Birchbox) because there is no subscription contract. You buy one when you want to and there is no obligation to worry about automatic payments or the like.

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Each Target Beauty Box comes with a unique theme. This months theme was HYDRATION. Also, each box comes with a descriptive list of the items included along with a $3 coupon valid at Target online/in stores for any beauty, skin, or hair care purchase above $15.

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This box contains:

  • Masque Bar Hydrating Peel Off Mask
  • Raw Sugar Raw Coconut and Mango Body Wash
  • Soap and Glory Face Soap and Clarity Face Wash
  • Gliss Ultimate Repair Shampoo
  • Gliss Ultimate Repair Conditioner
  • Sun Bum Sunless Self-Tanning Towelette
  • W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Pro Mascara
  • L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask

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Masque Bar Hydrating Peel Off Mask – Value – $3.49

” Long- lasting formula made with aloe, collagen and vitamin E hydrates skin for a youthful glow.”

This was not a sheet mask like I initially assumed. There was enough in this packet to do a single face mask though I was hoping to stretch it out to at least two times. My skin didn’t feel extra hydrated, but it did feel clean.

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Raw Sugar Raw Coconut and Mango Body Wash – Value – $0.60

“Natural, cold-pressed coconut and mango offer nutrition-rich vitamins and enzymes to brighten and soothe skin.”

I’m not the biggest fan for any thing coconut scented so I will probably give this to my little sister. She’s a huge fan of tropical scents. Something that I do love about this body wash -no sulfates, no phthalates, no dyes, no parabens. And it’s not tested on animals!

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Soap and Glory Face Soap and Clarity Face Wash – Value – $1.00

Anything by Soap and Glory I love! This face wash is also the perfect size for me to take as a travel face wash. It is very minty and super refreshing. There are exfoliating beads so I would probably use this a few times a week, but not daily. I could definitely see myself buying the full sized version of this when I run out of the tiny one.

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Gliss Ultimate Repair ShampooGliss Ultimate Repair Conditioner – Value – $1.50

“Cleans and conditions while replacing lost keratin protein to restore strength and prevent future damage.”

I have horrible hair. It’s frizzy and untamable – sort of like Hagrid’s. I’m always on the hunt for that magic shampoo and conditioner that will make my hair into more Rapunzel-esque naturally. I didn’t try these out yet because they’re the perfect travel size. They have very positive reviews on the site so I’m not that nervous about trying something new while away from my battle station of hair products.

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Sun Bum Sunless Self-Tanning Towelette – Value – $3.20 

“Exfoliates and moisturizes to help skin’s proteins and amino acids produce a natural, sunless tan.”

I’ve never used a tanning towelette or any tanning products in my life. And I don’t think that’s going to change – ever. I’m pretty brown – stylishmochas. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this company and I’m planning on giving this to my best friend.

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W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Pro Mascara – Value – maybe $10 (the full size one is $21.99 and this is definitely a deluxe sample that is about half the size of the full size)

“Nourishes with a synergistic botanical blend for bold, fluffy lashes. 100% cruelty, coal tar and aluminum free.”

Truth be told, I’ve never heard of this makeup brand. It is a nice sized mascara which I could see taking in my gym back or storing in my car as part of an emergency makeup kit. I think it is a natural mascara (?) and I’ve never tried one before. It applies very nicely, but there is a very strong smell to it.

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L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask – Value – $7.50

“Trio of clay masks, including purifying eucalyptus, detoxifying charcoal & exfoliating red algae.”

I bought this box because of this mask trio. I’ve seen the ads for them everywhere and I liked that I would get to try on all three of them rather than just one. The value of this one sample alone paid for my box. I love face masks in general. It makes me feel so pampered. These masks tighten as they dry which I liked. However, I have dry skin and I felt like they dried my skin even further. There was no visible difference of the effects between the three even though they each claim to do something different.

THE VERDICT: I paid $7.00 and the value of the box is around $27.00. Would I buy this box again? Definitely! I feel like this Target Beauty Box (my very first one) has sold me on them. I don’t know if I would pay the full price though. I’d much rather wait till they go on sale.

You can buy the next Target Beauty Box here.