My Fall Beauty Morning Routine

When it comes to seasons changing, and colder fall weather, that’s when our skin can start to dry out, and get a little rough because of the cooler temperatures.

During this season, I always try to moisturize as best as I possibly can. My skin is super sensitive, and I pretty much have the worst dry skin possible when it comes to cooler weather.

Starting at the beginning of September, every morning when I wake up, I always kind of had a certain routine going for myself when it comes to taking care of my skin for the fall weather.

My Fall Beauty Morning Routine:

1. Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes

416jXJTepOL I love starting off my morning washing my face down with these Simple Facial Cleansing Wipes. What I love about Simple is that the entire brand is suited for sensitive skin, so I 100% fall into this category. If you do too, this is the brand for you.

2. Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater

wiybb-spray-l So, I honestly cannot tell you how obsessed I am with this facial spray by Mario Badescu. I don’t even think “obsessed” is the best word to describe it. This leaves my skin feeling moist, with the scent of fresh rosewater. There is nothing better then this product in the morning to refresh your face, trust me.

3. Olay Fresh Effects Bright On Schedule

eye-roller I just recently bought this at drug store, not too long ago, as I was looking for something to replace my previous eye roller with B12 in it, because my eyes get so tired from working on the computer all day, so I had to get something that would up-lift the bags under my eyes. I was pleasantly surprised with this, as it leaves a cool, and tingly feeling under your eyes. It works great so far for me!

4. Alba Botanica-Very Emollient Body Lotion

ALB-00369-2 I love this body lotion as for right when you get out of the shower. It’s great on both your legs and your arms, and it is also un-scented, which you should most of the time use on your skin.

New Favorites From Paper Crown | Fall 2014

When it comes to fall fashion, there’s nothing more that I love then layering and staying warm this season. With fashion week just ending, I found myself stuck in a few favorite trends walking down the runway, and I may just max out my credit card by next week…

Getting myself ‘giddy’ over the season of fall, and my pumpkin spice latte right by my side, I began to get overly excited that Paper Crown had fall pieces on the front page of their website.

These caught my eye, and I will be making a very large purchase this month…

collections_small_quinn-jacket Quinn Jacket

collections_small_blaire-coat-2Blaire Coat

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Carter Top

collections_small_cameron-sweater_1 Cameron Sweater

collections_small_addison-pant_3 Addison Pant

collections_small_porter-dress Porter Dress

TO SHOP THE PAPER CROWN CLICK HERE

Fashion International | Spring Summer 2015 Show In London

Every year, I always have the highest hopes to actually have a “free schedule“, to go and spend some time in London. I have never been, but one of my best friends said it’s basically the next fashion capitol aside from New York City. There’s something about the fascinating British accents, and being too fancy for my own good.

This year, for London Fashion Week, there were a ton of on-point trends, and must-haves for the season.

Here are a few of my very own favorite looks from London Fashion Week, organized by designer.

Daniel Syiem 1

Daniel Syiem

Daniel Syiem 2

Daniel Syiem

Delna Poonawalla 1 Delna Poonawala

Delna Poonawalla 2  Delna Poonawala

Lenie Boya 1 Lenie Boya

Lenie Boya 2  Lenie Boya

Omar Mansoor 1Omar Mansoor

Omar Mansoor 2 Omar Mansoor

Sharon M Osbourne 1 Sharon M Osbourne

Sharon M Osbourne 2 Sharon M Osbourne

Valdini Angels 1 Valdini Angels

Valdini Angels 2 Valdini Angels

Wajahat Mirza 1 Wajahat Mirza

Wajahat Mirza 2 Wajahat Mirza

A Few Of My Favorite Weekend Favorites | Weekend Favs

I hope everyone is having a great end to their week. It’s exciting to think that it’s already fall, and I love the fact that it’s actually starting to get a bit cooler in Los Angeles. Fall weather is literally the best weather in L.A, and nothing beats it!

Here are a few of my weekend favorites:

10492175_10153269787623868_988839545389842343_n Fresh Flowers From Gelsons & Prepping For Lauren Conrads Wedding

10672429_10153260508448868_1545575437878192392_n A Pair Of Kardashian Kollection Shoes

10570451_10153095800893868_1237884971297387733_n A Cool Change Of Wardrobe

10429316_10153078492803868_5742338495956245139_n Taking Up A New Cycling/Spin Class

10502227_10153095575128868_3079162663040611606_n A Green Tea Summer Treat

The Secret To A Fall Wedding | An Apple Pie Martini

Howdy…Hey Ya’ll…How’s it going?

So this week has actually started off kind of slow, but I am very excited and anticipating my cousins wedding next weekend. The last time I went to a wedding, it was for my best friend who lives in Kansas City, and I had a complete and overall blast of a time.

Just as it is approaching the cooler season, fall, I wanted to kind of come up with one my favorite fall cocktails of all time, and I wanted to share it with you guys as I partnered with Loverly on this post for the best wedding seasonal cocktail.

Apple Pie Martini 3fc (1) This is called “The Apple Pie Martini“. I was trying to decide if I wanted to share this recipe with you guys, or more of a cinnamon martini recipe, but I felt as though this specific cocktail was more-so for weddings, and more seasonal appropriate.

I’ve always loved cinnamon growing up on well…just about everything, so for this cocktail, I always love adding in that extra spice to flavor up the drink.

APM2Here is how to make the “Apple Pie Martini“:

+ 2 oz. Vanilla vodka

+ 1 1/2 oz. Unsweetened apple juice

+ 1/2 oz. Simple syrup

+ 1/2 oz. Lemon juice

+ A pinch of cinnamon { I like to add in a bit extra for some extra spice }

+ An apple slice

Directions/How-To:

1. Combine all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker

2.  Fill the cocktail shaker with ice, shake well and pour into a chilled cocktail glass.

3. Finally, garnish with a slice or two of apple.

My 24th Birthday | An Adventure To Put-In-Bay Aboard Miller Ferry

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Being 24 hasn’t hit me just too hard yet. I guess when you’re just getting into your mid-twenties, gaining a year doesn’t really do too much to you.

For my birthday though this year, I wanted to make sure that it was extra, extra special. I spent the early morning taking a flight home back to my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, and then soon after spent the many long hours en route to my favorite island in all of Ohio, Put-In-Bay.

Normally when I travel somewhere, I never really have too much of an agenda planned, because the beauty of life is really knowing that you never know what you’re going to expect day to day. When I went to Put-In-Bay though, I, yes, had an entire agenda planned out for my friends and family, so that we could make sure that we ventured across the entire island in only 3 short days.

When we first got to Miller Ferry, after about an 1 hour drive from Cleveland, I remember that I always remembered the sweet little gift shop, just before you entered the ferry. Seeing the ferry brought on many childhood memories, but with much excitement as I was ready to venture off into a fun-filled birthday weekend.

By the way, if you’re looking to plan a trip in the near future to Put In Bay, I will include the links at the bottom of this post for your reference and/or needs.

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IMG_0517After we proceeded to get off of the ferry, we went straight for E’s Golf Cart Rentals. Normally, when you want to cruise around the island, it’s always easier to cart around on a golf cart, rather than foot because the attractions can be a bit of a hike on foot.

IMG_0529 As soon as we rented a golf cart, we headed straight for downtown, where there are a mix and mingle of shops, as well as a personal train tour, that gives you an entire tour of Put In Bay itself.

IMG_0545 (1) Just a glimpse of my favorite thing about Put In Bay, downtown. Downtown includes multiple shops, restaurants, bars and lounging areas. There is also my favorite part of the island which is, The Boardwalk, which serves really yummy Lobster Bisque, and is a must have treat for any visitor!

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The Put In Bay monument, where you can actually go inside, and all the way to the top for viewing pleasure.

And, as always, a little fun had to be had as well…

10565103_10152766413656833_6358605095762786555_n1422355_10152766414546833_4558919826270710799_n TO VISIT PUT IN BAY CHECK OUT THESE FOLLOWING LINKS:

MILLER BOATLINE { which, you have to take in order to get to Put In Bay }

VISIT PUT IN BAY, OHIO

FOR ALL OF YOUR LODGING/HOTEL NEEDS:

We actually stayed at my aunts place on the island, but here are some recommended places, I would suggest staying at:

BAY LODGING RESORT

GRAND ISLANDER HOTEL

ENGLISH PINES

ISLANDER INN

ASHLEY’S ISLAND HOUSE

I had an overall blast at Put In Bay, and I hope you can enjoy the same experience, if you ever visit Ohio.

Everyones Must Have Clutch | Ashlyn’d Clutches

As New York fashion week kicked off this past week, we’ve been on the lookout for the latest and greatest trends, as well as the latest and greatest accessories.

One of my favorites, Ashlyn’d Clutches, has been featured on numerous celebrities throughout New York Fashion Week. Not only is Ashlyn’d Clutches unique, but each clutch is certainly inspiring, and a need.

This past week, Olivia Nervo carried an Ashlyn’d Clutch at the Stella Nolasco show during New York Fashion Week.

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unnamed (1) Here are a few of my very own favorite clutches from Ashlyn’d Clutches:

Coy Fish Clutch

unnamed Acrylic Pearl Clutch

img-thing Amelia Lucite Clutch

img_2708 TO SHOP ASHLYN’D CLICK HERE

Eau Paix Vie Swimwear | End Your Summer In Australian Swimwear

So, figuring that it’s already the middle of September, that doesn’t mean that we necessary have to put away our swimwear. It’s always good to think ahead prior to fall & winter vacations, or maybe even as far as a spring vacation.

This week, I was just introduced to Eau Paix Vie Swimwear. Just by looking at each piece in their line, I can tell that they invoke the happiness, good feelings and fun that only comes from a beautiful summer day. The line is fun, bright and flirty for that girl who isn’t afraid to show a little skin from time to time.

Even Kendall Jenner is a m-a-j-o-r fan of the line.

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Here are a few of my personal favorites from the collection:

IMG_3926_1024x1024 MOROCCO SET DARK BLUE

rsz_img_4225_1024x1024 SAFARI SET BRIGHT PINK

rsz_img_4389_1024x1024 SUNSET BOTTOMS GREEN/PINK

Unknown_1024x1024 TROPICAL SET PURPLE/GREEN

TO SHOP THE ENTIRE SWIMWEAR COLLECTION CLICK HERE

DIY | How To Stud Your Own Jewelry

Everytime I have ever been to a rock concert, or a rock show, I usually always end up buying my own outfit right before the show. This includes most likely a studded t-shirt, quite possibly a few sweat bands, and obviously a good pair of converse.

With how crafting comes easy now a days, I wanted to share with you guys on how you can make your very own studded jewelry, right out of your home. It’s easy, not costly, and less of the hassle.

studded-glossary-how-to-wld109036_vert Be sure to pick out which type of studs, you would like to use. Studs actually come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so depending on what you would like to “stud”, the choice of shape is all up to you.

studded-earrings-how-to-002-wld109036_vert You will need two types of tools. These two types of pliers will help you attach the studs. Round needle-nose pliers are great for tiny details.

The fine tips easily bend the spikes on the back of your studs, securing them in place on fabric or leather.

Lets stud a few cuff bracelets.

studded-bracelets-001-wld109036_vert Tools and Materials:

- Heavyweight cotton webbing or twill tape, about 1 1/4″ thick
– Snaps
– Scissors
– Needle and thread
– Studs
– Round needle-nose pliers and nylon jaw pliers

 Directions:

- Cut webbing to fit wrist, allowing an extra 2 for hemming. Hem both ends of webbing by folding over 1/2, then over another 1/2, stitching with the same matching thread.

 – Center each half of the snap, one on top of one end of webbing, the other on the bottom of the opposite end of webbing. Stitch snaps to each end.

- Plan a pattern by setting studs on top of webbing. When the desired pattern is found, push the studs through and secure them by folding the spikes closed around the webbing. Then squeeze with the nylon jaw pliers to secure studs.

OTHER EXAMPLES OF ‘STUDDING’ INCLUDE:

studded-keychain-wld109036_vert Studded Leather Key Chain

studded-earrings-wld109036_vert Studded Earrings

Pumpkin Quesadillas | Recipe

As a kid, i’ve always been a fan of Quesadillas, even if they were from Taco Bell, sadly. Now a days, I still love Quesadillas, but with my really bad heartburn, I can only eat them without sauce, so basically just meat and cheese.

Since fall is coming up, I figured that I would share with you guys one of my favorite fall recipes, “Pumpkin Quesadillas“. Since Starbucks literally just came out with their “PSL”{ Pumpkin Spice Latte }, I thought this would be the perfect time to share this with you guys.

Pumpkin-Quesadilla Ingredients:

  • 2 cups canned pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 8 8 inches flour tortillas
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil 

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, stir pumpkin and cumin.  
  2. Spread over 4 tortillas.
  3. Sprinkle with cheese and nuts.
  4. Top with remaining tortillas.
  5. In large skillet, heat 1 tbsp. oil over medium-low.
  6. Cook Quesadillas 1 at a time, turning once and adding more oil between batches, until browned, 3 minutes.
  7. Cut into wedges.
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