The ones of me far away are with my Nikon, don’t know why it’s so fuzzy looking. Oh well. It’s good enough! The black tee shirt dress is Forever 21 and the camo corset belt is Fashion Nova. The belt is a little too lose and slides around, which is annoying. I like it but it’s so thick and has a zipper, so it doesn’t really suck you in like a traditional corset. At least it’s comfortable though. I have worn the dress so much, I’m surprised it hasn’t fallen a part! It’s a basic piece in my wardrobe. I will have to repurchase it before too long. You can wear it so many ways!
This little number is probably one of my recent faves, cause it includes pink and black (the best colors ever), shows my midrift, and reminds me of retro chic even though it’s very modern. I didn’t really expect them to pair together so well but I’m glad they have. It’s totally a look that is screaming Marina and the diamond vibes as well as 60’s inspired majorette. That’s what I think at least. How cute!
The top is from the Amber x Meshki collection and the short shorts are by Pretty little thing! I would say that the top is kind of tight, the sleeves aren’t comfortable even though I ordered a size larger than usual! The shorts are almost too tight as well, I’m glad they unbutton because there’s no way they would fit if I couldn’t undo them. So maybe order a size up on both of those sites.
This one is a keeper. I felt like I took a chance since it’s from CVS and not somewhere like Ulta, but I’m impressed. It’s buttery, lasts a long time, and the matte is soft, not a harsh one. I just wish it didn’t transfer, it does transfer a bit onto cups. Besides that it has a nice color, sweet taste, and smell, and it is of decent quality. The shade doesn’t quite match how it looks in the tube, but it’s close enough.
I love this mini bookbag. It’s from Disney world and I’m not usually a bookbag person, but I needed it! The one side is covered in sequins, it holds phone and wallet on the outside pockets and there’s an outside zip pocket as well. I use this for work. It’s the perfect size for snacks and lipstick and the few small items I need there.
I’ve already been sick twice this year (within a month!) thanks to clients coming in sick. People especially love to bring in their sick children. It’s super lame and won’t change, but at least I can change how I deal with the common cold!
I hate being sick and don’t get sick days at my job which means I have to go in regardless of how I feel. I have used Zicam products fifteen years, and they really work for me even though they are all natural. I have found that as long as I take it as soon as I feel that dry scratch at the heart of my throat, I can shorten the duration of the cold and allieviate the symptoms greatly!!
The old pills they make that dissolve in your mouth are pretty nasty and I would never use those again, however they do work just the same. But why would you want to taste something gross if you could just snort it into your nose in two seconds?! Those pills have zinc in them and affect how sense of taste. This nasal drip doesn’t have zinc in it.
Also, you know how with cough syrups, you feel foggy headed and dizzy? Well this stuff doesn’t cause those issues because there’s no alcohol. It really doesn’t make me feel drugged up, but I can tell that it is soothing my throat and helping my sniffles.
So, the faster you realize you’re getting sick, the better it will be. A couple times when I was sick I tried to deny it, and didn’t end up taking the Zicam until I was already with a very sore, annoying throat ache. This means that it took longer to get over it cause I didn’t catch it soon enough. But it still cut the symptoms so much, that I was still benefitting from taking it. When taking it at the first itch of throat, it will often times never develop into a sore throat, it might just go straight to a mild case of the sniffles. The congestion will never be so bad that you can’t sleep or have to start breathing out to your mouth. It also won’t let you get the chills or body aches that usually accompany common colds. If I don’t take Zicam, my cold will last up to a week, but when I take this magic stuff, it has ended the sickness between 3-5 days. That’s pretty epic, right?!
This stuff is super! Don’t just take my word for it. You’ll thank me later.
This is a top I got at Christmas this year. I donned this when we went out on Super bowl Sunday. I did get a few head turns. These pants are rather old but they’re such a statement piece that there’s no way I would part with them! Same with the boots, I have honestly re-bought these ones because they are my all time faves, by A.N.A. They are biker chic, but also dressy and have a high heel – just perfect!
Ok, so usually I’m not very picky and have good luck with products. However, this will be a more critical post. I spent some time in CVS, looking at all the lipsticks because I was just tired of all the ones I have from home/am running low on lipsticks. So I went with this L’Oreal pro matte finish liquid Les Macarons kind and one of Revlon’s lipsticks, that one I will cover in another post. I should have just waited and ordered nice lippies from Sephora like I usually do.
This color is SUPPOSED to be a pinkish Earth tone but it doesn’t look anything like the bottle shade once you apply it, so that’s annoying. Instead of being more neutral in color or pinkish even, it’s red. It seems even more red in hue when paired with raspberry/burgandy/rouge clothing. I guess it’s okay for work, but I kind of just want to throw it away! What a waste.
BTW, to put it on accurately you must start in the center of the lip, stroke outward to each side, then do the other lip the same. Then make sure NOT to touch your lips together or else it will remain tacky all day and it’s awful, trust me! So yeah, that’s all I needed to make my life more difficult, a finicky lipstick. Smh. Oh yes, and it’s extremely hard to get off, I can only get it removed with coconut oil, and it still won’t all come off. Fun times.
A month ago I went to Disney World with my boo, our first trip together even though we have been together forever. It was awesome to say the least! I didn’t quite know what to expect since I hadn’t stepped foot on the campus since I was 3!! It was a great treat. 😊😊😊
Once we got off the plane, we already had fun stuff planned! We went to Disney Springs to hang out and go to shops, and there were tons of shops and food places. Oakley, Coach, Pandora, just to name a few. It’s the place to be for young adults in the area. We ate at a fancy restaurant called the BOATHOUSE Dinner, which was nice and we ate outside, watching boats go by. The waiter was very cool, and the honey rolls of bread appetizer was to die for…. I loved it and I’m not even a bread person.
The first day (actually entering the parks, I mean) we checked out Animal kingdom, which might just be my fave. of the parks due to all the chill animal stuff. I really didn’t know how big the parks would be and this kingdom was one of the larger, spread out ones; it was pretty easy to get turned around in this one. There were all kinds of stuffed animals, Pocahontas stuff, Simba merch, and a nice restaurant called the Rainforest Cafe. We rode an uber scary water ride called Forbidden Everest, I think. It has a yeti theme and went up, down, backwards, etc. We did the Killamanjaro bus ride, where the animals were so close, it was epic! The Kali rapids ride had a few nice splashes but nothing as crazy as the first ride. That night we got to view a light show, which was very easy on the peepers.
On the second day, we ventured to the romantic, girly-princess, OG park: The Magical Kingdom. This is the place that was so crowded, people were laying in the grass, shoulder to shoulder, crowded. Elsa, Anna, Goofy, Pluto, Minnie, and Mickey were singing and dancing to “Let it go” and other songs which I can’t recall atm. The shops had gorgeous Dooney and Bourke handbags, Christmas ornaments, kitchen decor, and fancy dresses. We participated in the Haunted mansion, pirates of the Caribbean, a carousel, and rode a tripple decker steamboat! It was the most beautiful. We had a fantastic late lunch in the crystal palace, where the food was the best out of all the food around there and we got to meet Winnie the Pooh and friends!!!! This was definitely my favorite part of the whole trip!!!!!! 🥰🥰🥰
The third and final day of the trip was spent split between Hollywood Studios and EPCOT. The buses we rode this day were more convoluted or frustrating to figure out which route to partake, so we ended up taking a skyline at some point and I don’t remember it all, but we figured it out somehow. We were first in EPCOT, where we saw the Canada and England themed places, but unfortunately it rained VERY HARD, and we were soaking wet, even though I had a raincoat. (At least I got to see Alice in wonderland, and a very tiny Minnie and Mickey as well. Some of the mascots are bigger than others.) So I bought a heavier raincoat and we shivered the rest of the day, because we didn’t want to go back to the hotel, or else we would miss all of our rides and food we had planned. It was low-key miserable to have soaking wet socks and shoes for seven hours, but I lived. We rode the Soarin ride Which had different aromas you could smell along with virtual reality scenes. We also did space mountain which was pretty terrifying.. felt very fast and I closed my eyes every time I got dizzy. Our other fast pass was cancelled though due to the rain so we went ahead and left, going to Hollywood studios next, which was the smallest park to me. We ate at a 50’s style restaurant that had good food but small portions and the people were sassy because that was just the aesthetic of the vintage diner, but don’t ask me why! It was alright but I don’t think I would eat there again. I wish we had more time in that day to check out more of EPCOT, guess we will just have to travel there another time!
The Double Tree hotel was absolutely awesome! We got free water and cookies (apparently they gave out cookies at night, but we were never hungry at that time), our room was extra purified with a special humidifier, we chilled in the hot tub a couple times, and there were stores inside. There was also a grand entrance which contained a giant Christmas tree and smelled heavenly like cinnamon. The food was great at the hotel. The breakfast and dinner were honestly impeccable. All the staff were A plus people that you wanted to put in your pocket and carry home! I wish I lived there.