Summer Style

I’ve definitely been undergoing a style transformation lately. It’s weird how one day you can just wake up and be like eh, I don’t want to wear these clothes anymore. I still love my vintage clothes, and I’m keeping them, but at least right now I won’t be wearing them very often.

Right now, summer style means:

  • tanktops
  • shorts
  • sunglasses
  • flip-flops
  • printed shirts
  • friendship bracelets
  • minimal makeup
  • of course, tons of sunscreen

But anyway, let’s look at some cute outfits I’ve been wearing lately 🙂

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White tanktop with anchors on it from Pitaya and a headband from Claire’s.

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Heart sweatshirt from Victoria’s Secret. I love this sweatshirt so much.

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I love this outfit! Shirt is from American Eagle, shorts from Urban Outfitters.

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I saw this shirt at Target and thought 1) that’s the dumbest shirt ever 2) I neeeeeed it.

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Me being a cool lumberjack

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New sunglasses from Target!

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And finally, new summer hair. I am loving it. I think lighter hair might be more flattering on me than darker hair, even though I naturally have really dark hair. I just started really wanting to switch up my hair!

I know I haven’t been posting much for a while but I have some more posts ready! Next up will be a review of some natural beauty/hygiene products I’ve purchased recently.

Hope you’re having a great summer!

New Ear Piercings. Because I’m a Bad Girl.

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I haven’t gotten anything pierced in TEN years! I got my ears pierced when I was 5 or 6, got my second in 5th grade, a third on my right ear only in 7th grade, and my cartilage on the left side my sophomore year of high school. I’ve been wanting more pretty much since then. I’d been thinking about it recently – that strange feeling that only people with piercings and tattoos understand where you just want MORE. And when I decide I want to do something I feel super antsy until I do it.

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I went to a place called Velvet Grip Family that had good Yelp reviews and is a five minute walk from my house. It didn’t hurt that much – I have a lifelong habit of injuring myself so I’ve gotten used to pain. #badskateboarder

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Here I put earrings in the piercings I already had in my ear for a grand total of seven.

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I think it looks pretty.

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Sorry for this terrible picture and my weird face but this is me all bundled up before my walk to the piercing place. I love this dress, I got it for Christmas and I need to take better pictures of it.

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New piercings, 60-year-old sweater.

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And my dress! It’s a very 50’s style but it’s new.

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All right now let’s all promise to not tell my parents.

New Makeup Haul

I got a bunch of new makeup! Want to hear what I think about it? I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t!

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NYX eye primer – does the job.

Maybelline blush – it’s blush, you know. It works.

L’Oreal Colour Riche Balm – I was really hoping for a pigmented balm (that’s what you’d expect from the name, right?) but it really doesn’t look any different than Chapstick on your lips. That said, I naturally have pink lips so if you have pale lips you’ll probably see a bigger difference. And once my 4-year-old brother drew on his face with it I could see that it is indeed pigmented.

L’Oreal lipstick (in Target Red) – love it! Good basic red lipstick, not too dry and fairly good staying power.

NYX blue liquid eyeliner – This stuff is the shit. Why didn’t I own this earlier???

L’Oreal concealer crayon – love it. Great creamy texture and good coverage. So nice.

Revlon powder – good stuff but doesn’t come with a puff, just a brush. I prefer a puff for powder, personally.

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Revlon ColorStay Whipped Foundation – I love this shit. I wear it in the winter because it’s super moisturizing but it also blends in well. I like it a lot.

L’Oreal Liquid Eyeliner – good stuff and it reminded me an important lesson I had forgotten – LIQUID EYELINER SHOULD HAVE A BRUSH TIP. FELT TIP SUCKS DICK.

Arbonne mascara – it’s good! Fairly basic – it’s not going to look like you have falsies on but I also haven’t really seen it rubbing off on my eyelids, which makes me happy. Also if you want to look like you’re wearing false lashes you should probably wear false lashes.

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HHere’s me wearing new makeup! You can see that the balm is pretty sheer.

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Blue winged eyeliner is now my jam.

Well there it is, I hope you all have learned from my cosmetic exploits.

Never Buy a Body Scrub Again!

Big Bath and Beauty has been trying to con you out of your money with products you can eeeeasily make at home in like 60 seconds. Don’t let The Man win. Make your own body scrub for the bath and shower.

Step One) You have a pretty jar left over from some other product, right? Here’s mine:

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Step Two) Fill it with equal parts coconut oil and sugar. Just spoon some coconut oil in there – no need to melt it first – and then some sugar. Stick it in your shower where it will stay warm and easy to just mix around with your finger and then apply to your body. It will exfoliate, moisturize, and cost you mere pennies.

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Stick it to the man.