Saturday, August 24, 2013

Home Decor // My New Room

About a week ago, I moved into my first apartment with four other girls. It's a pretty small place but our kitchen is adorable and we have a fireplace in the living room. The only problem is that we live in the basement of the building so the lighting isn't ideal. Also, since we live near the campus of the university, there are a lot of beer cans laying around outside that lead to the homeless having conversations outside my window at 3 am as they gather the cans. My room is pretty much all Ikea. My favorite area is my baby desk with my makeup and I also have a shelf with cute boxes that is not pictured because my photography skills were not functioning today. I was worried that my bed wouldn't fit in the room but everything worked out thanks to my dad. If you have any questions where something is from [although the answer is probably Ikea...] let me know!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Organix // Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil

Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil - $5.74 - $7.99

I have abandoned my poor blog for two weeks and my only excuse is that I have been in the process of moving into my first apartment (decor post to come!). While I was taping up boxes and unpacking, my blog reached 100 followers on Bloglovin'! I want to quickly thank everyone who has been reading and supporting my ramblings. I hope somebody benefited from at least one of my posts!

I have been using argan oil in my hair after showering for almost a year and I have noticed a drastic difference in my hair. I have a lot less split ends and my hair is just healthier and easier to tame. Although I loved trying out Josie Maran's Pure Argan Oil, I was not willing to spend that much on a multi-use oil. That's where Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil comes in. I have tried other products by Organix and haven't yet been disappointed. This oil contains vitamin E and will soften your hair and add shine. Make sure to only add a bit of the oil to the ends of your hair because there is a fine line between shiny and greasy with this product. Also, wash your hands after using it because the ingredient that adds the fragrance (smells like other Organix haircare products) can irritate your eyes. I personally have very curly hair and this has reduced frizz and made my hair so much more manageable. Although it is marketed as a 'hair serum', I have also applied a bit of this on my face and it did not cause any irritation and even made my skin softer. If you are thinking about trying out an argan oil, I would suggest giving this a go!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

July Favorites

August is finally here which means I will be spending most of my time packing, preparing future posts, and getting ready to go back to school. I hope everyone had an lovely July and here are some things I have been loving during the past month.

NYX 'Terra Cotta': Often compared to NAR's 'Luster', 'Terra Cotta' is a beautiful coral full of shimmer that suits many skin tones. I have been using this on the apples on my cheeks this month and forgoing a highlighter. This is my first NYX blush and will certainly not be my last.

Dr. Brandt Flexitone BB Cream: I received a sample of this BB cream in my Sun Safety Kit and have been using most of the month in place of foundation. It is a little dark for me because I lack a tan, but it does have SPF 30 which is amazing. I'm still not sure if I would purchase a full size of this because it is quite expensive.

NYX 'Emerald City': I got this eyeliner from my friend for my last birthday and I love to use it on my upper lash line to add some color to my make up look. I think the beautiful dark green color brings out my green eyes.

Maybelline 'Orange Attitude': I already mentioned how much I have been loving the Maybelline Color Whispers here, but 'Orange Attitude' is the color I have been throwing in my bag and wearing almost daily. This sheer, orange lip butter is moisturizing and has sucked me into the orange craze.

Clinique Happy. Perfume Spray: When I placed an order with Ulta, I was sent along with my order a sample size of Clinque's 'Happy.' perfume. I am not that big of a perfume girl and tend to store away most perfume samples until I go traveling, but I have actually been spritzing some of this in place of my typical body spray. According to the description on, this perfume contains "Ruby Red Grapefruit, Bosenberry Bush Flower and Hawaiian Wedding Flower" notes. I think it is quite unique and not too heavy. I have loved wearing it this July (and will continue to)!