Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Foods to Make: Lime, Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Hello Everyone!

In my last "Foods to Make" post, I mentioned my love of avocados. I think that they add such a creaminess to anything!

I recently saw this recipe on Pinterest and I just had to share it with you guys!

You will need the following:
1 Avacado
1 Red Onion
1 lb of Shrimp
1 Tomato
1 Tbs Cilantro
1 Jalapeño (optional)
Olive Oil

All that you need to do to create this salad is cook your shrimp, chop up your onion and your tomato. Then cut your avocado to the thickness/shape that you desire. After you have done all of that, you throw it all together, drizzle some olive oil over it and squeeze your lime, garnish with your cilantro, then toss and you are ready to enjoy!

How delicious does that sound?! I personally cannot wait to try this! I also think that it would make for a really good dip if you cut all of the things small enough! What do you guys think?



Sunday, September 28, 2014

My Top 5 Jewelry Favorites!

Hey Everyone!

If you guys have been following me for a while, then you know how I pretty much wear the same jewelry all the time, so I thought that I would share with you guys my top five jewelry favorites of all time.

Michael Kors Watch

I have had this baby since I was in 8th grade. I first saw it in 7th grade at a Nordstrom watch counter and I instantly fell in love with it. I love how I can wear either golf or silver with it and it goes with it perfectly.

Classic Tiffany Bracelet

I got this for a christmas present when I was in 6th grade and I have loved it everyday since. I honestly wear this bracelet almost every single day because no matter what I am wearing it with, it just adds such class and beauty. It is my all time favorite bracelet that I own because I just know that it is so timeless.

Tiffany Double Heart Necklace

This necklace was my first Tiffany & Co piece and I just think it is so perfect. It is my "go-to" dainty necklace because it is just so simple and beautiful.

Monogrammed Necklace

I got this necklace as my 15th birthday present from my mom and I love it so much. It is the perfect size and I love the way it hangs. I like that this is more of a "statement" dainty necklace because it is bigger than anything else I have.

David Yurman Ring

Being completely honest, if I were to pick my favorite jewelry piece of all time, it would be this. I got it as my 16th birthday present from my mom while we were in Palm Desert, CA. It means so much to me because of how I was so surprised that I got it as a present and that I know I will wear it forever.

I hope that you guys enjoyed this post! I would love to know what your jewelry favorites are! Tweet me them @FashionandM321



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

My Favorite Lush Products!

Hello Everyone!

Over the summer I re-fell in love with Lush Cosmetics, so I thought that it would be appropriate for me to do a blogpost about what my favorite products are from them.

1) Butterball

You guys this is the most amazing bath bomb ever. It turns your bath water into this milky, oily consistency leaving your skin feeling so soft. I typically use this when I feel that my skin needs a little bit of a "pick me up" or if I just really want to pamper myself.

2) Flying Fox Shower Gel

This smells amazing and leaves your skin feeling squeaky clean. I have used this shower gel on and off for about 4 years and every time I start using it again, I wonder why I stopped.

3) Brightside Bubble Bar

This is my all time favorite bubble bar and that says something because I have tried a bunch. I am a sucker for all things orange smelling and this is citrus smelling heaven! It makes your bath so bubbly and orange and you feel like you are in Hawaii because of the amazing scent. The other great thing about this, is that you can get about 4-5 baths out of this because it is a larger bubble bar.

4) D'Fluff Shaving Soap

I have talked about this in my monthly favorites and I have to say it is the most amazing shaving cream ever. Not only does it have a mousse like consistency, but it creates enough of a barrier between your skin and your razor to where you don't have to worry about razor burn or cutting yourself. If you have sensitive skin like me, you guys have to try it!

Now I know that I didn't talk about a lot of products, but I just wanted to make sure that I kept it down to my all time favorites. Let me know what your favorite Lush products are by tweeting me at @FashionandM321

I hope that you guys enjoyed this post!



Saturday, September 20, 2014

How to: Plan Out Your Planner

Hello Everyone!

With the school year now a few weeks in (at least for me) I wanted to share with you guys how I plan out my planner. This is the item that I feel is the most essential when going back to school, because it is what keeps all of your assignments/social life straight.

First step, get a planner. I have a Lilly Pulitzer planner; mine looks like this:

For me personally, I like to write all of my assignments down in pencil. Even though you may think it doesn't matter what you write in, I think that it does. If you write down assignments or plans in pen and then it turns out those assignemtns/plans get cancelled or something like that, it just looks sloppy if you cross it out. 

I write out all of my school assignments at the top of the space provided and then I put my plans/to-dos at the end of the space provided with an astric in front of it. That just helps me see the differences in the two. 

When it comes to highlighting, the only thing that I highlight are the major assignments that are due in school, like "Stats Test" or "English Quiz" things like that. 

Planning out your planner is all very personal, but I just wanted to share with you guys how I do it. I think that keeping your planner as planned out and organized as you can is the best thing that you can do. Like I said though, it is all very personal. 

I hope that this has helped you guys! 



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Review: It Cosmetics CC Cream

Hello Everyone!

I thought that I would give you guys an in depth review about the CC cream that I have been using recently, which is the It Cosmetics CC Cream. I purchased mine at Ulta for $38 and in the shade fair.

This CC cream claims to be a color correcting full coverage cream, has anti aging serum in it and also has an SPF of 50.

I like this CC cream because I do find that it is full coverage without looking cake-y, but I find that it takes a lot to build up to a full coverage look. I typically take a half a pump and spread it throughout my face using a makeup sponge. If I want full coverage, I would have to use a pump and a half. I think that since it is a CC cream is was designed to have light coverage, but also has the option of becoming full coverage.

This CC cream is definitely one of my favorite BB/CC creams that I have tried. I think that it was well worth the price and I do plan on re-purchasing it in the future. If you were looking for a full coverage tinted moisturizer type of product, this would not be for you because it takes so much to get that look.

I hope that you guys liked this post and let me know if you would like more in depth reviews from me in the future!



Saturday, September 13, 2014

DIY Beauty Emergency Kit!

Hey Everyone!

I recently read a magazine article about how you can make your very own DIY beauty emergency kit, so I thought that I would share with you all what my necessities would be in a beauty emergency kit!

First of all, you need a bag to put your emergency supplies in! If it were me, I would choose something very simple. Something similar to this:

Now for the things that actually go in it! 

#1: I would put hair ties in it. If you are a girl, you totally understand the pain of not having a hair tie when you really really need one. So I would probably put about 2 or 3 in here. 

#2: Along with the hair ties, I would also put some bobby pins in there. There is nothing worse than rocking a side braid, but having a chunk of hair fall out of it. That is when you need a bobby pin, so make sure that you have one in your beauty emergency kit! 

#3: Put in a deodorant in travel size. You do not want to be that person that smells, so make sure that you put something in there to prevent that. 

#4: If you want to go that extra step, put a travel size of your favorite perfume in there as well. 

#5: Concealer is the only makeup product that I would put in here. One of the worst things is when it is the middle of the day and a zit has started to come up and it is all red and nasty. But if you put some concealer on it, no one would ever know it was there!

#6 To all my ladies out there, this one is just a given - tampons. Enough said. 

Those are my essentials! I would love to know what you guys would put in your emergency kit! Tweet me and let me know @FashionandM321



Monday, September 8, 2014

Foods to Make: Avocado & Egg Toast

Hello Everyone!

I feel like the last "Foods to Make" post that I did also involved eggs and toast, but this one also involves avocado! Now, I don't know about you, but I LOVE me some avocado!

Anyways, I thought that I could turn this series into not only foods that I've made and want you guys to try, but foods that I haven't made and want to try. This is one of those posts where I haven't tried this but am DYING to!

I saw this on Pinterest and thought that it was pure genius.

All that you do is toast a piece of your favorite bread, slice up or mash half of an avocado and then poach an egg and put it on top and that is it!

How delicious does that look?! I'm thinking that I will make this for myself for breakfast tomorrow! I will keep you guys posted on how I like it!

Bon Appetit!

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