Sunday, December 12, 2010


Okay so I've been watching fashion and beauty guru videos on youtube for a while now, and I'm thinking about starting up my own channel. Any thoughts? Advice? :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tag - What I am Using.


Shampoo: Loreal Ever Strong Reconstructing Shampoo.

Conditioner: Loreal Ever Strong Reconstructing Conditioner. I've been highlighting my hair for about 4 years now... and my hair is unfortunately paying the price. I just recently dyed it back to my natural color - brunette! This shampoo and conditioner is an inexpensive way to regain that healthy hair! Also, added bonus... it smells amazing (rosemary mint) and it's sulfate free. Thumbs up for that.

Styling Products: I'm currently looking for a new heat protectent for when i straighten my hair, so if anyone has anything suggestions... feel free to leave a comment below! :) When i feel like going for a more natural messy beachy sort of feel, I add in a little Pantene Pro-V Curly Hair Style Mousse, and it seems to do the trick. Holds curl well, not crunchy feel.

Hair Mask: I'm tempted to try Christophe Beverly Hills Restorative Hair Mask. My room mate tried it out and she loved it!


Shower Gel: Softsoap Nutri-Serums body wash (The pink kind) Don't let the great price of this product let you assume that it's total crap. It's actually an amazing basic body wash. It's got an amazing fresh and clean scent and it is restoring Vitamin E and Moisture Retaining with Omegas 3 & 6 back into your skin.

Body Moisturizer: Olay Quench.

Deodorant: Secret Clinical Strength. I'm not a super sweaty person at all, but I LOVE this deodorant. I've tried going to other kinds (this stuff is a little pricey, compared to the 4 dollar deodorants) but I always end up going back to this one. It's awesome! Not only does it smell good and last all day but I don't sweat even a little bit when wearing this.

Fake tan: I haven't used any sort of fake tan products for a while. Dove's Energy Glow was my go-to when I did though. Pretty sure it's discontinued :(


Face Moisturizer: Olay Active Hydrating (Amazing!)

Cleanser: St. Ives Apricot Scrub. Works like a charm.

Eye makeup remover: I'm horrible... I use dove soap. I really need to change that!

Exfoliator: None.


Primer: None.

Foundation: Revlons Photo Ready Foundation.

Concealer: Almay Clear Complexion

Powder: Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear.

Blusher: Need a new one!

Bronzer: Rimmel London - Natural Bronzer

Highlighter: I'm still on the hunt for the perfect highlighter.

Eyeshadow Base: Urban Decay Primer Potion

Eyeshadows: I've been using way too many different kinds! Usually all neutrals though.

Eyeliner: Revlon Color Stay (Liquid) and Rimmel Eye Pencil for tight/water line.

Eyelash Curler: Revlon.

Eyelash Base: I've never tried one.

Mascara: Maybelline's Lash Stiletto

Lipstick: If I'm wearing lipstick that day, it's most likely Revlon's Nude Attitude.

Lipgloss: Not a huge lip gloss fan. Call me crazy.

Nail Color: O.P.I "You don't know Jaques"

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

a new wanting of mine.

i am officially on a hunt for a light pink blazer... one exactly like this:

In addition to that: I'm so mad at myself, Coach had this amazing wristlet... and it is now out of stock and not being sold. I should have made my move while I had the chance :( For anyone who already has this, I am severely jealous of you.

damn you finances, damn you.

On a lighter note.... Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!

Monday, September 27, 2010

any reviews?

Peace, Love, & Juicy Couture Perfume

Juicy Couture knows exactly how to target their viewer. I'm obsessed with this advertisement! The bottle of the perfume is absolutely stunning as well. Anyways, onto the point. Does anyone have this perfume or know anything about it? I'm considering the possibility of purchasing it... but I haven't made my way to sephora to smell it yet. Any takers? :) Any reviews on the product would be greatly appreciated! Just leave a comment below. Thank you ladies!

Can you say, adorable?

i'm back!

Wow, I cannot believe how much time I let slip by. I haven't been blogging or checking back on fellow bloggers in quite a while, my sincere apologies! I have been extremely busy between moving to a new state, starting up school again, and scoring myself a new job! With that said, I definitely plan on getting back into blogging and putting my tips, tricks, and advice out there to the world. So get ready for that! :)

As the fall season is upon us, it is time to shift gears! Not only is school back in session, but the leaves on the trees are beginning to change colors, the weather is cooling down a bit, and starbucks is back to offering those delicious pumpkin spice lattes that everyone loves so much! So put away those bikinis and tanning lotions... and whip out your colorful scarves, those tall boots that go with everything, and all the amazing fashion pieces that you get to play up this season!

One thing that I absolutely LOVE about this time of year is the fall colors that go beautifully with your outfits. One thing I am crazy about this season is neutrals. There is nothing better than a oversized boyfriend tee in a neutral shade, pair it with some skinny jeans, a scarf, and some boots. A-dor-able!

In addition to this outfit, it's getting a little cooler outside or your planning on going out at night... one of my obsessions right now is leather! I don't know if your following this trend or not but I am completely in love with it. A semi-fitted black or brown leather jacket is a must have for this season. It adds a little bit of edge to your outfit without being too overpowering. From runway, to celebrities, to on the street... it's a hot fashion trend!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Bring it on.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

help wanted!

Okay, so I know that the point of this blog has been to try and help other gorgeous girls out there by giving my personal opinions on certain products that I've tried and little tips and tricks about fashion that I've learned along the way. I'm going to flip this around and ask YOU for some help. I'm turning 21 really soon, all the while my friend and i are throwing a big combined birthday thing to celebrate. I am asking for some advice on what you think I should wear, what styles of hair you would recommend, and last but certainly not least, makeup ideas! I'm going for something a little more bold than what I usually go for. Any help would be greatly appreciated! :) Thanks ladies.

Theme of our party

Thursday, July 1, 2010


hellllllo portland.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

the right bathing suit for you!

Okay so I'm not sure how many girls will get anything from this post, but it is aimed more towards the ladies out there with a bigger bust. If that's you, than I am here to share some tips and tricks to finding the right kind of bathing suit for you! I don't know about you, but I am not a fan of any of that double boob syndrome thing while out at the beach or by the pool. I like having support and coverage without going the not-so-flattering route. I'm not a fan of one piece bathing suits, I'm much more of a bikini kind of girl. Sad to say though, string bikini's are out of the question these days. I used to be able to go to any store, grab one, and go... but it doesn't work like that anymore unfortunately. I started looking more into Victoria's Secret swim line and I fell in LOVE. Some of the suits can be relatively pricey, but if you look at the right time they have some amazing deals that go down. The other great thing about it is the fact that each top and bottom are sold separately, so you can pick the exact size that will fit your body. For example, a large top and small bottoms. One of the absolute greatest things I've noticed is that some of the bikini tops are sized by your actual bra size, so there's quite a guarantee that it will be the right fit. I usually find myself browsing the online site, and bookmarking multiple swim suits to go back to later. They have the option of looking at swim suits specially designed for women with size D-DD as well, which is always helpful! Many of which are usually lined and have an underwire (like a bra) to offer more support to the girls. I could go on and on about how great the site is and all the things they have to offer when it comes to finding the right bikini, but I'll let you go check it out if you're interested. I have a couple suits that I've ordered off their site and I can promise you that I wasn't disappointed. The only advice I have is to look at multiple suits, pay attention to the model's bust size who is wearing the suit that you're interested in, check out the size chart if you're unsure, and feel free to mix and match different patterns and colors! Other than that, Enjoy :)

Here's a couple that I am talking about... I'm mainly referring to the tops of the bathing suits, ignore the bottoms.

I hope at least someone got a little something out of this, I apologize that it wasn't as general as I'd like it to be. I have many girlfriends that struggle with the issue of not feeling comfortable and sexy in a bikini soley because of the size of their chest, so I wanted to address it in some sort of way. I'll do another post for women with smaller busts, in order helping them find the right bathing suit for them as well! :)

Friday, June 4, 2010

summer date ideas

So this is my absolute favorite time of the year. It's a combination of the warm weather, beautiful sunshine, lazy mornings, crazy nights that go til 5 in the morning, and the fact that you can walk outside the door in nothing but some denim shorts, tank top, and some good ol' flip flops. There's a different kind of energy going around this time of the year as well... everyone seems to be a little less stressed out and willing to have a lot more fun! :) I'm sure many of you ladies out there have no problem finding things to do, but I thought I'd throw out some ideas for summer date nights! For some reason, the idea of movie and dinner seems a little hoe hum. Take advantage of those gorgeous nights and have some fun!

Note- Whether you're in a relationship or flyin' solo, everyone can take part in these suggestions! Grab some girl friends (or even guy friends if you'd like) and let loose a little. Life is too short to be tense and stressed out all the time.

Idea #1: Hot Tub Hopping
It may not always work out, and there is usually a good chance of getting caught... but that's half the fun! Whether it's you and some friends or just you and your date, find a hotel near you with a pool (preferably one that has an easier entrance to access from the outside) and jump right in. I did this a few times and it was completely worth it. Just beware, sometimes the late night security crew don't have much of a sense of humor... they may not find it as funny as you do. If worse comes to worse and you DO get kicked out, go onto the next! Find the next hotel pool to crash.

Idea #2: Random Road Trip
Find your state somewhere on a map and find a random spot to visit for the day (and/or night... up to you) Sometimes it helps if you pick out a few choices, write them down, and then choose one from a hat. Don't start making plans, start stressing out if your car is going to make it, where you'll stay the night, how long it's going to take to get there, and if there's anything happening that night. Just get in the car and go. The fact that you don't know what is going to happen is by far the BEST part. You might surprise yourself with the unexpected :)

Idea #3: Dancing
I feel like no one ever does this anymore. I'm not talking about going to a club and start grinding on the dance floor in a room with the smell of cigarettes and sweat. I'm talking about classic dancing. It could be anywhere from a romantic slow dance under the stars in your backyard to an old jukebox to learning how to salsa dance at a local spot. If you're shy about it, that's perfectly fine. Try and opt for a more low key environment.

Idea #4: Restaurant Hopping
Pick 3-4 restaurants to go to for the evening. At the first one, only order a small appetizer dish. Nothing too filling, but something that is a little more interesting that mozzarella sticks. Then, go to the next restaurant. Order an actual dish. Again, nothing too filling but enough for you to be relatively full. As for the next restaurant... my favorite part, dessert :) The next one is optional, but ending the night in a cozy cafe somewhere sipping on a small cup of coffee and reminiscing on how the night went sounds pretty perfect to me.

Idea #5: Go to a Concert
Even though this one is clearly done throughout the entire year, try and find one that is outside. That way you can bring a blanket and lay down. There's something about summer concerts that separate themselves from all the others. When I was 17, I took full advantage of this one. It's a lot of fun!

Idea #6: Picnic in the Park
It may sound very... I don't know, traditional. I've found that picnics can actually be very romantic though. That is if you're going for that sort of thing... ;) Clear a day with nothing to do and find yourself a good spot with lots of grass, some trees, and maybe even somewhere relatively quiet and private. I don't know about you but my idea of a romantic picnic does not involve the smell of dog poo, random frisbee's being tossed to the back of my head, and the sounds of constant screaming. It could be at a beach if you'd like, just prepare for the chance of sand in your sandwhich.

Idea #7: Movie Marathon
Movie night is very common, and quite frankly... a little played out! There IS a way to make it a little more interesting though. Instead of just one movie... pick three, or five. Clearly you need to have a lot of free time on your hands in order for this one to work out.. and you should be willing to be relaxed and laying down the majority of that time. If you're looking for something cozy to do on a Sunday night, this is a great option. Just take the time to connect (or reconnect) with that other person. Pick out some of your favorite classics and press play. Blankets and popcorn are an absolute must!

Idea #8: Backyard Movie Night
This one is very much like the one above, only slightly different. It's for those who still love watching movies with their loved one but are a little over the whole... popular movie night thing. This one adds a little touch of spontaneity. Grab a big blanket, a bunch of pillows, some snacks, and your lap top. Set this up in your backyard so you can see the stars. It's cozy and private, just be careful with any sprinklers.

Idea #9: Go Camping
There is nothing better than being out in the wilderness all bundled up by the campfire or snuggling in sleeping bags with the one you care about. You can make it a weekend getaway or just for one night at a local campsite, it doesn't matter. Just remember to bring bug spray, lots of blankets, and toilet paper ladies!

Idea #10: Be a Kid Again
Go miniature golfing, hit some balls at the batting cage, go for a bike ride, race go-carts, or try winning one of those stuffed animals. All that matters is that you're having a good time doing it.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

i want.

Coach Wristlet

Who wants to buy me this? :)

Monday, May 31, 2010

oh em gee.

MAC "To The Beach" Collection
Summer 2010
I want it ALL.

"There is fun in the sun, to be sure, but to the beach is more of a sensual state of mind – a pleasure we all feel near the sea. The girl and boy from Ipanema, from Cap D’Antibes to West Palm Beach…All around the world, the seaside has a romance, and a kind of golden, sexy alchemy we’re all drawn to. This collection encapsulates it, with a new, lapping-wave Lip-Pencil and High-Light Powder in coral shades, Nail Lacquer – A Scorcher! – Eye Shadow, Kohl, and Powder Blush to get away from it all effortlessly. Sandbags, seashells, the magic of marine life decorating packaging in the most soothing sultry shades of summertime. Close your eyes, and go To The Beach!

The face must be protected at all times! But we have ways to bronze and beautify…fake it, but get colour that looks sun-kissed! A safe way to evoke the golden glow of a glorious walk on the beach, the magical moodiness of sunsets all over the world, colours shifting from glowing gold to glorious bronze to sundown brown. The Chic Glamour of faraway places, a ticket to paradise inspired by the dream of a life lived sur la mer. Bronzing Powder, Cream Bronzer, Lustre Drops, Bronze Body Oil, and our stylish City-To-Seaside to the beach bags…wherever you are, see you at the beach!" -

Sunday, May 30, 2010

i better get crackin.

Summer Bucket-List

keep in touch with all my college friends here
continue eating healthier foods
stay fit; whether it be swimming, running, or even brisk walking 3-4 times a week
find a house and make it a done deal
make up for lost time with all my close friends from back home
take a ton of pictures
attend at least two concerts
go camping with some girlfriends at least once
do something nice for a stranger everyday
get back that california tan that i miss oh so much
do something different with my hair... maybe add a little blonde again
go on a hike out in the mountains
spend some quality time with my family
buy an iphone... the new one preferably
go on multiple road trips to anywhere sunny and warm
talk to my boyfriend everyday (we'll be apart for a good, month and a half)
continue trying new foods
get a bicycle
go hotel pool hopping
have picnics at the beach
eat less bread
blog at least once a day
do something for a cause
attend every event that i am invited to
go big for my 21st birthday :)
spend as much time as i possibly can with my two best friends
stay positive; no matter what happens

Saturday, May 29, 2010

pet peeves and recommendations!

So I realize that I've been doing extremely poorly on updating my blog as often as I'd like but with the last week of finals and classes ending... there has been a lot going on! So please, excuse the delay. I don't have very much to say on this blog today, but there are a few things that I'd like to touch base on.

Advisory Note: I read my pet peeves section to my boyfriend and he made a comment that made me realize that my input could be taken completely the wrong way that I intended it to. I deeply apologize if any of what I say down below offends anyone in some shape or form. That was not my intentions in any way! It is purely based off of certain circumstances that pertain to my personal life and surroundings. None of which is trying to poke fun, judge, or make someone feel less of themselves. Again, PLEASE know that nothing I say is trying to cause any negative connotation towards anything or anyone. Most of which I was going about in a joking matter.

First: I want to share with you all some of my BIGGEST pet peeves when it comes to fashion. My first one has to be muffin tops. I don't understand why so many women out there are not purchasing the right size pants, but trying to squeeze yourself into pants that are 3 times too small for you is quite unflattering. It can happen accidentally, I understand that. I am also aware that there are some ladies out there who are unaware of what a muffin top even is. Let me show you!

This is a constant view of what I see on a day to day basis. It doesn't matter if you are a size 0 or a size 20... please just do me a favor and buy the right size fit for your body. It may not be the number that you love seeing on the tag, but it can make you look and feel SO much better about yourself. If the number really kills you, go ahead and snip that bad boy off once you purchase them! No one will ever know :) Plus, I can't imagine that being squeezed all day in teensy tiny pants is a comfortable feeling.

Second pet peeve would definitely have to be leggings with ugg boots. Or even worse, legging capri's (or any capri's for that matter!) with ugg botts. I'm not anti-uggs in any way... I love them with jeans and when it's freezing outside! But some women are wearing them smack in the middle of summer with khaki, camouflage, and legging capri pants. I'm not going to go too far into this one, but in my opinion that is an absolute fashion no-no.

These are god awful
This too... it's not much better for men.

Let me clarify though, I am not speaking against ALL leggings with ugg boots... they can look cute if worn the right way. I've also found that genuine real uggs look 10 times better then the knock off "fuggs". Some of those styles look two times too big, giving your foot a much wider appearance. An example of what I think looks more acceptable...

On to the next: Visible booty dimples... not the cute ones that are above the butt, but the ones that are hanging out ON the butt. I think tiny women and large women are all beautiful, but I do not enjoy seeing them in pants where you can literally see every crevice and wrinkle in their behind. Everyone has fat stored in some places they don't like, but work with what you DO have and flaunt your body in a positive way that compliments your shape and size! Every women has the option and the right of wearing clothing that make they feel comfortable and sexy in, just make sure it's the right size and is flattering to your body.

Next... the extremely large too-huge-for-your-face bug eye sunglasses! I'll admit, the mild form of the style is okay in my book. But when I see girls who have very small framed faces with glasses that take up half of their face... I don't know, I want to let them know that not everyone looks the same in a single pair of sunglasses. Whether they saw them in a magazine and bought some for themselves or if they are borrowing them from a friend. My tip to you all: Figure out what shape of face you have, and go from there. There are many different styles of glasses that can compliment your frame. Just because it looks great on one person, does not mean it looks amazing on everyone else. You know how they say, the bigger the better? Not always the case ladies!

Lastly, sandals and socks. Enough said.

I have a few more, but I don't want this entire blog to be so negative! So now that I have a few of those out there, let's move onto something a little bit more up lifting. I have a couple summer must haves for you :)

1. Dove's Summer Glow Beauty Body Lotion. I am not 100% sure, but there is a slight chance that this product was just recently discontinued. I have not been able to find it at any of my local drug stores but this has to be the best gradual self tanning lotion that I have had for the price that you pay. I don't spend a lot of money in self tanners, but if you're looking for something inexpensive... this is a great one! If anyone knows anything about it being discontinued or any other alternative recommendations... please let me know! The only other one I see is Jergen's Natural glow self tanner.. but I wasn't as in love with the scent as I was with this one.

2. Fun, Flirty, and Colorful Nail Polishes. I'm not a huge fan of bright colored nails, but when it comes to be summer... I'd say it's very do-able! One that I have been dieing to try is China Glaze's Peachy Keen. I just recently saw a review on this one, and I want it. If anyone has this one, pleaaaaase let me know how you feel about it!

3. Olay's Active Hydrating Face Lotion. I absolutely L-O-V-E this stuff. It's extremely light weight and it does not clog your pours. The smell is pretty basic, if you've ever smelt regular Olay face lotion... it smells very similar to that. It has a very fresh scent to it though! That's the only way I can really verbally describe it. You can find it at stores like Target, and it usually goes for about 6-9 dollars a bottle... depending on the size.

4. Victoria's Secret Dream Angels "Divine". If you've never smelt it before... go into your local Victoria's Secret store and give it a try. It's not for everyone, but I have gotten many compliments on it. The body spray is a steal, usually about 22.00 a bottle. Sometimes there are deals though, so be on the look out for those!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

warm weather hair secret.

Today, I felt like sharing one of my favorite ways to wear my hair these days. In warm weather, the last thing I want to do is wear my hair down, or put hot tools to it. It's much more of a look I go for when I'm in a rush or in the mood for something easy and out of my face. I'm sure many of you ladies know how to achieve this hairstyle, but if you don't... I'll give you some pointers. Like I mentioned before though, it's extremely easy! All you need are some regular bobby pins, twist bobby pins, or if you are going for a more creative look... find some cute ones with jewels or sparkles on it.

All three would do:

This is the hair style I am talking about today.

It is very much like a regular twist bun, but it lies more flat on the back of your head. This is a great look if you have a beret that you'd like to wear as well. It keeps your hair up and away from your face, but it doesn't give you that funky bump in the back that a regular bun would.

So, the first step would be to obviously have clean hair. You can do this look with wet or dry hair, but I'm just going to assume you're working with dry hair here. Basically all you do is pull your hair back into a ponytail without securing it with anything, and loosely twist your hair til you get to the end. Swirl it around in a clockwise or counter-clockwise (whichever you prefer!) and make sure it's sitting pretty flat on your head. Obviously everyone has different types of hair so you just got to work with what you have :) After that, start securing the outsides of the twisted bun with bobby pins and where you feel like loose hair may come undone. I usually use anywhere from 5-10 bobby pins. It doesn't take very many for me, but I don't have extremely thick hair. Sometimes I put a few in the middle or even crossing a couple for an extra hold. It's really up to you as far as the bobby pins go, just try and keep them as hidden as you can so you don't have a million on the back of your head.

Friday, May 7, 2010

latest obsessions.

Happy Friday Everyone! :)

I'm sure you're all looking forward to the weekend as much as I am, it's been a long week! I was debating between whether I wanted to put up a couple more beauty product reviews or if I should share with everyone my latest obsessions. I decided to mainly go with the second one, but combine it with a review and how I feel about the item. I thought this could be interesting considering you don't know very much about me... and this would be a little introduction to my fashion and beauty must haves! Especially for the spring and summer time. Here it goes!

Number 1:
Floral prints... I am completely insanely in love with anything that has vintage looking floral prints on it. If it has lace backing, I'm in heaven! It's been a really hot item this spring, and it looks extremely cute if you pair it with the right outfit and accessories. I usually throw on a cute floral tank top with some destroyed denim shorts. Floral print dresses are also a favorite of mine right now!

Number 2:
Pureology Shampoo and Conditioner. I am not kidding you, this stuff is AMAZING! I was introduced to the product a few years ago when I started going to the salon and getting my hair highlighted professionally. They tell you that you can't buy it anywhere other than the salons themselves, but that's total BS. Not only that, you can usually find it much cheaper at well known department stores. I've seen them available at Target and even Walmart. Don't get me wrong, it's an amazing shampoo and conditioner but it can be a bit pricey. I wouldn't consider it to be an everyday cleaning solution for two reasons. It isn't the largest bottle in the world (you'd run out quickly!) and the obvious price of it. At target, they run about $28.50 a bottle. With that said, the smell is delectable with a very fresh, clean, and almost minty scent. In addition to that, after leaving it on for the requested two minutes... your hair feels incredible! Super soft, and super healthy. If you have the money and are willing to put it towards something like this, I completely recommend it to anyone looking for something new and for something that actually works!

If you're anything like me, and can't afford it every time you run out... I've got another recommendation for you that is an awesome alternative! It is much more inexpensive but it reminds me a lot of Pureology in many different ways. The smell is similar but not exact. It too has a minty and fresh scent to it and it leaves your hair extremely healthy and soft... just not to the same extent obviously. The product I'm talking about is Loreal's Every Pure shampoo and conditioner. It is sulfate free and offers a lot of moisture to your hair. This product can be found at departments stores like Target as well, but it is only $4.00-$6.00 a bottle. Which is an awesome deal for what you get as a result!

Number 3:
Bohemian braids. I'm not really sure what changed, but I feel that my style has taken a very large turn within the last year or so. I think a bohemian braid in you hair can instantly change the mood of your outfit and appearance. It throws in a very laid back feel to it. Added bonus, it doesn't take much time or effort to do! Many celebrities have been rockin' the bohemian braids, so for anyone who reads fashion magazines... I'm sure they know exactly what I am talking about. It's simple and in my opinion, adorable. Here are a few different ways you can go about it!

Number 4:
Natural Makeup. With summer approaching us, I find it easier to cut back on the amount of time and effort that goes into getting ready for the day. I've really been into the natural look when it comes to makeup. Nothing is more beautiful than a woman who is proud of her natural self. I used to do the works when it came to beauty products: foundation, bronzer, blush, eyeliner, eye shadow, and mascara. I've recently taken the less maintenance approach and narrowed it down to just foundation and mascara, with a tad bit of bronzer if I'm feeling it. I would agree with anyone who says that "less is more" when it comes to your face. When you have nothing but a little bit of foundation on to even out your skin tone and some mascara to make your eyes pop, you look extremely clean and refreshed. I've never been into the caked on barbie look, but that is simply just my opinion. When I think of summer, I think of the beach, laying out by the pool, shopping with your girlfriends, dinner dates, and late night hot tubbing. You're in the sun the majority of the time, going in and out of water... who wants to continuously deal with black smears coming down your face? Not me. Two words for you, waterproof mascara.

Number 5:
Nude nail polish. If someone had told me a year ago that I'd be into nude colors anywhere on or even near my body, I would most likely had laughed in their face. I was pretty picky about my nail polish and didn't go for anything that wasn't either french manicure, clear, a deep burgundy/purple, or even black. I've discovered that my whole outlook on the idea has been quite mistaken and a little close minded. This Spring, the Les Impressions de Chanel collection brought us a palette of three neutral nail lacquers ranging from sheer pink and classic nude to a grayed out muddy brown. With any nude nail polish, it is easy to go with any outfit you wear and in my opinion, you can get away with wearing it year round. Let me clarify though, I'm talking purely nail polish. I'm not into pure nude color tones on my clothing for some reason... I'm sort of weird about that.

Number 6:
Victoria's Secret cheekiest lace-waist cotton thong. I probably own a good, twenty or so pairs of these bad boys. Not only are they extremely cute, but extremely comfortable! When it comes to coverage, it's pretty minimal. They are most definitely low cut, but they are sexy as hell! I think my favorite thing about this product is the fact that many different women can wear this style and feel confident in the way they look. It offers a-not-so-tight fitting lace band which shows your curves in all the right ways. No more of that muffin top business that so many women complain about! They have a bunch of different colors and patterns to choose from as well, which is a major plus. Even if you're suffering from one of those god-awful bloated days, these amazing panties will keep that confidence up! I've recommended this to all of my girlfriends, and I swear by them! Another awesome thing about it... Victoria's Secret is almost always offering a 5 for $25 deal. What a steal!

Number 7:
Sushi! I'm sure many of you are probably thinking that I'm delusional for taking this long for it to become an obsession of mine... but if it weren't for my boyfriend forcing me to try all his adventurous creations, I probably would still scrunch my nose up to even the idea of eating sushi. It's filling, it's fresh, and it's GOOD! I'm still a bit of a sushi virgin, but I am working on it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated :)

Number 8:
Spin Class. If you are trying to whip yourself into shape, I would recommend taking a spin class. It may not be as much fun as riding an actual bike around town or up in the mountains... but if you are looking for a basic workout to go to that will make you sweat like crazy, this is for you! I have been taking a few spin classes at school and I have achieved such an appreciation for it. When I first started the class, my main goal for myself was to gain strength and definition in my legs. If you're persistent about it and determined to reach that goal, you'll get there! With that said, I am in the process of finding myself a good bike to ride around town.