Dec 11, 2014

My Bedtime Routine

I cleaned up and organized my room and then spotted my camera (so I surprisingly took it out) and got a semi nice shot of my bedtime essentials that I use every night before I go to bed. 

1. First and foremost is my Cetaphil Cleanser which I accidentally dropped and forgot to put back in the picture (whoops): I use that or olive oil (especially when it's waterproof) to get my makeup off. 
2. Then I use my LUSH cosmetics popcorn lip-scrub (I don't even like popcorn unless it's caramel I don't remember why I chose this one, but I effin love it nonetheless excuse the language). 
3. Obvi. my EOS lip balm to moisturize my lips right after. By the way am I the only person that's constantly having to repurchase these bad boys because I lose them -_-?
4.  After that I put on Joy & Karma Vitamin C Serum all ova my face and massage on le neck  v. important to me (because obvious age giveaway). This stuff is bae atm.
5. I then follow it with my St. Ives Skin Renewing Body Lotion which a lot of people find is not as good as the older formula. I like it though: whenever I get scars I use this constantly and I feel it works, but I can't fully credit it. I use this on face & body.
6. Lastly, I use lavender oil (this one is a better lavender oil) on my palms and on my pillow to help me relax.
7. Ooh and omg guys this book (I heart it soooo much). I flip through to random pages each night/morning for positive thinking and it's great because it does indeed make my day better. Let me know, if you know, of any everyday optimistic reads? 

Did you notice how I'm obsessed with France (Parisian style <3) and leopard print; my PINK doggies say so much about me lol french kisses.
With Love Always.

Nov 19, 2014

Sequin Holiday Dress Ideas Under $100

Personally when I think of the Holidays I see sparkles everywhere so I found some cute sequin dress suggestions for all of you. Aside from the long gold one I think they're all wearable, but I just really like that one it's so glamorous. You'll definitely pop out in these, Plus, they make good New Years dresses as well. Stay tuned for more ideas on outfits and gifts. Links to each in mini thumbnails on the bottom.

Sequin Holiday Dress Ideas

Life Update

Goodness am I awful at the above mentioned. I've been in quite a slump lately and haven't actually sat down to just sit and focus. As many of you may not know I recently put my two weeks notice in at my job which has been a long time coming. Seeing as my current career focus had been psychology I'm enrolled in I/O Psychology. The professor for that class is very uh what's the word "empowering" so to say she should definitely be a motivational speaker. She constantly stresses going for a career and job that fulfill you and that you're passionate about. One day she played a clip of Office Space (awesome movie) and she described not doing what you love as a person accidentally stepping on a nail (you could leave when it hurt you or you could let it keep hurting you) she also said you could wait until the bus hit you to do what you love or just do it now. The stress that you surround yourself with that comes about undesirable careers and jobs tends to build up and it affects your health in the long run. Oh my stars was that an eye opener. The nail visual was mentally pictured in my mind and I related quite well even the bus in the scene was a BAM you should probably reflect moment. Soon comes two weeks and I see myself summoning up the courage to tell the boss I'm done at my current job. The only problem is that I didn't look for another job prior it kind of was sudden. I just couldn't deal with all the stress the environment of that job created and that the managers did nothing to fix even though they had a lot of control over it. I planned on waiting until I applied elsewhere seeing as that's the smarter option, but it escalated quickly. A little recap on my school. I originally planned on majoring in Nursing, but after getting my job I found it hard to leave the place for many strange reasons so my CNA certification started to collect dust with that going nowhere I ended up trying the Psych field and although I enjoy it job prospects aren't guaranteed I was told by many that went down that career path so now almost a year and a half later with around 2.5 months before my CNA certification expires I need to find a job at a hospital because I'm going back to my original career focus. Holy Moly that's a mouthful. With all that being said I've currently found a seasonal job until I get lucky with an opportunity at a hospital (optimism btw believe it'll happen and it will). Furthermore, I'm going to be (prayer hands) blogging more and I sincerely hope Vlogging as well as starting a YouTube channel which I've wanted to do since early 2009. I really want to start doing things I'm passionate about and enjoy and I hope you do too. Don't let time pass you by and one day look back and tell yourself if only...Take control of your life.
I apologize about the length. 
XO With Love Always. 

Oct 30, 2014

The Wednesday Addams Dress Trend

Hey there beautiful. Hope you're having a fantastic week. Today, I wanted to share with you places to buy one of my favorite characters, Wednesday Addams, staple wardrobe dress. The long sleeved black & white collar dress has become a huge trend this Fall 2014 season and it can totally be worn as a Halloween costume. I've seen it on a multitude of sites recently and being an enormous fan of the Addams family and the color black in general of course I ordered one. The one I purchased is from SheInside and it's currently sold out, but it's pretty similar to dress #4 which is a lot cheaper. I'm so loving the fact that it's becoming trendy not that I'd only wear it because it's up-to-the-minute so to say heck I'm all about if you like it wear it and boy do I love this dress. I've looked for affordable places for all of you beauties on where to buy a similar one. Dress 3 and 6 are a little on the higher end, but everything else is well under $50. Links to each is below on where to purchase them. 

 What character are you obsessed with?
Happy Shopping.
 XOX with love always.

Oct 20, 2014

Starbucks Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Hey beauties hope you're all enjoying this beautiful Autumn Season. I absolutely love Fall and who doesn't enjoy caffeinated drinks at this time of the year. This post is for all my Starbucks addicts...if you like cinnamon buns aka rolls you should ask for the following recipe next time you order it's delish:

The Recipe:

-Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

-Add white mocha syrup (1 pump for a tall, 2 for grande, 3 for venti)

-Add cinnamon dolce syrup (1 pump for a tall, 2 for grande, 3 for venti)

-Top with cinnamon dolce powder

Happy caffeinated drinking.

XOX, With Love Always. 

Oct 13, 2014

Tick Tock

I want to include a section on my blog of all my random late night thoughts and early morning caffeinated randomness...I think I shall hash-tag them all under #RandomThoughts for future categorical references...I swear I'm weird. Anyhow, down below is one of many to come about ;).       Hope you're all well.
The funny thing is we don't realize how short our lives are. We get so caught up in all these #trivial things that we look back to see the years flew on by. What I'm trying to say is recognize that our time is indeed limited. Don't waste the seconds, minutes, hours, & days to see they turned into weeks, months, and years of lost time. Treat everyone kindly: with love and respect. Also, remember to be kind to yourself and not to be your own worst critic. Most importantly put god first and hopefully all things will fall into place for you and you'll continually be guided #GodWilling through all hardships you may endure. Peace ✌️ and #blessings loves.
 XOXO, with so much love. 

Aug 25, 2014

Shimmer N' Florals


Jumpsuit: Event (Discovery)
I ended up going to the clearance section (Broke Girl) and the florals on this caught my eye. I usually don't do wide leg jumpsuits, but it was too cute and for $7, a size small, and it being the last one it was meant for me hehe. 

Blazer: Sparkle & Fade (Urban Outfitters)
I can't stress how much I heart their blazers. They're so comfy and figure flattering especially for petite girls! Wardrobe must have for sure! 

Shoes: ShoeRepublicLA
I just love the fringe. Shake shake. Not the most comfortable shoes. 

Clutch: Lulu Townsend (Shopstyle) 
I'm a sucker for a big clutch and this shade of pink matches so many things I own. 

Bracelets: Discovery

I'm not sure if I should include this, but I will anyhow. Makeup Deets below :)

Primer: Revlon Photoready.
Foundation- Maybelline Fit Me in shade 120
Powder- Revlon Photoready in shade 010
Blush- Jordana in Apple Cheeks
Bronzer- Physicians Formula in Sunset used lightest shade as a Highlight...wish it came on its own! It's perfect!   
Lipstick- Brand got smudged off.

Eyebrows- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pencil in Ebony.
Primer- Urban Decay in Eden. Which one is your favorite?
Eyeshadow- Elf 144 palette and NYX liquid liner in Crystal Gold gently patted on crease.
Eyeliner- ELF precision liquid liner. I loveeee this!
Mascara- Maybelline Colossal Cat Eyes

I think I covered everything. Sorry it took so long to post schools around the corner so everything's been a little chaotic. 

TGR has to be to consider your body type when dressing. It makes such a big difference. Also, buy a fitted blazer and look through that clearance rack you might find something totally you. Feel good look good

XOX With Love Rue.

Aug 21, 2014

Jungle Blues

Scarf: Not mine, no tag. 
Still have yet to find perfect leopard & cheetah ones. Suggestions?
Top: Threads 4 Thoughts.
Love there basic V-Necks. 
Leather Jacket: Forever 21 
#F21. Got on sale for $15 #Winning. The deets are so nice.
Jeans: Express
Shoes: Target. 
I'm a sucker for leopard print. 
Purse: Imoshion. 
Vegan Handbags. Found out about them thanks to #KandeeJohnson. 

#GR, When you're in a rush a quick way to look put together is a leather jacket and a print scarf: it makes you seem like you tried even if you only took 5 minutes to get dressed. 

Hope you're all well & promise my photos will get better... As soon as I find my camera charger...eep. 

XOX, With Love Rue.