This Week’s Vibež

The vibes are back! I actually had some time this week after working like a crazy person at my J.O.B. (not having a real weekend is rough). Gonna try to mix it up next week and maybe do a life update/story?

Beauty¡

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NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer(mini) @ Sephora $13.00 (Regular size $30.00)

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer- Pore Minimizing(mini) @ Sephora $16.00 (Regular $39.00)

Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray (1oz) @ Sephora $15.00 (Regular $32.00)

Viktor & Rolf Flower Bomb Travel Duo @ Sephora $35.00 (Regular $85.00)

Total Savings:  $107

Alright so I went to Sephora like a month ago because I needed my good concealer(still looking at something cheaper, but man this shit is good). Of course I got roped into getting setting spray and primer cause who can just go to Sephora and get one thing and leave (if you do I h*te you). As I was checking out, the line was long af, and they have a section of just travel sized stuff and random knicknacks. Well I found literally everything I was about to get, but way cheaper! Tbh this saved me money and I still haven’t run out, which is important since I don’t need to go to Sephora all the time and lose all my money thank you vry much. THE BEST THING EVER THAT I FOUND was Flower Bomb by Viktor & Rolf. The smallest bottle of this that you can get (that’s not a dumb roller ball) is $85 bucks, 85!!! But this magic kit comes with a little bottle, a refill and a fricken funnel!!!! and it’s only $35 dollars, which is amazing considering this perfume is fabbbbbb. I know they have it on the website, so it’s no real secret, but I never saw that ish so I know some people are wandering around buying giant bottles of everything unnecessarily. Ur welcome. 
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Style¿

Gingham Off-The-Shoulder Top @ Forever 21 $19.90

Skinny Corduroy Overalls @ Forever 21 $32.90

Since I’m moving to NYC, I’ve decided to up my style game (lol). While I was over there, sometimes most of the time, I felt horribly under-dressed or like I was wearing the wrong thing. People just dress up more in NYC than they do down here, just for like basic shit like grocery shopping and lunch??? I didn’t see a single nike short and t-shirt combo the whole time I was there. So, yeah, I’m movin on to cuter stuff. This is all from Forever 21, cause I love that beautiful website, and costs about 60 bucks altogether. The shirt is an off-the-shoulder gingham top with super cute bell-sleeve detail. Normal off-the-shoulder stuff wants to pop back up so you gotta keep pulling that mf down off your shoulders all day (which annoys the hell out of me) but this one is literally sewn to stay off-the-shoulder – so no sliding up!! Trying out this new overall craze and I can’t say I’m mad about it. These are super cute and corduroy! Perf for fall and winter (comin up fast).  And y’all already know I’m wearing my 12 dollar white sneakers.

 

 

Foodies¡

I made some really amazing vegan brownies last week using zucchini! For more info on the recipe here’s the link to that post. 

The other morning, I also made some super yummy vegan, peanut butter, and banana pancakes. So good and all I used was the regular Bisquik mix, almond milk and instead of an egg I used 1/4 cup of mashed banana. You can also sub applesauce, vegetable oil and even flax seeds for eggs!( which I want try cause I love flaxseeds). Side note- they cook faster than normal imo cause I burned one (or maybe I can’t cook?!?!) so definitely keep an eye on them. 

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Fitness¡¿

Insanity is harrrrdddddddd. Especially if you haven’t done it in forever. I found this lovely gem which is Insanity, but really fast! 21 minutes! Its intense and I sweat my butt off, without having to sit through a 40 minute video. 

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Entertainment¡

Dancing Queen By Daecolm on Spodify

Tbh, I hate when people take a current song and remix it, usually (does not include John Mayer’s cover of XO cause that is flawless). However, when it comes to remixing old songs and giving them a modern sound, I loooovvveeee. This one has some dance vibes with some awesome vocals. Definitely an awesome song worth a listen!

Below Deck Mediterranean on BravoTv

My roommate got me hooked on this random show and now I can’t stop watching it and I’m very sad this season ended :((((( It really gives you some cool perspective of crazy jobs in this world (tbh who doesn’t wanna travel the world while making bank?), and some #relatable customer service industry woes (can you say rude men who make you feel uncomfortable being around them, but you can’t leave cause its your job??). Everyone in this season was pretty problematic. (Malia and Wes???? come on !! barf me!!!) I really only cared about Bobby and Max (aka unproblematic British voice of reason) at the end of it lol. 

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Sppppppllllluuurrrrrrggeeeeeee™

Barre Class @ LSU Urec ($712.00 annually for an LSU Alumni)

I just happen to still have my school gym membership, by some stroke of luck, and by other stoke of luck, they have free classes. I did them last semester until they stopped for the summer and they’re finally back thank God! I love taking classes because they push me to do my best due to my annoying competitive nature. I gotta be the best lol. This is from my Barre class I took last week that killllleedddd my calf muscles and I burned double the calories that I normally do! Recommend Barre all day, everyday. 

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Un-success of the week√

Forever 21 let me down this week. I liked these pants because I really want some cute pants that aren’t jeans. They told me to size up on these online return only stupid pants cause they “run small.” They do not. They made me look chunky af and they were too big. So I had to pay 10 whooolleeee dollars to ship them back and get my 48 bucks back, and I hatteeeee returning stuff. I never do. Ever. But 50 bucks is a hefty sum. Never do online return only.

Broke Ventures: Vegan Dessert?

Since I’m trying to save money for my big move, I haven’t bought any cool stuff to rave about. So instead, I decided to try something a little different where I try stuff people rave about and see if its actually worth all the hoopla.

This past week I followed a new Instagram account called thevegan8. On her blog, she makes vegan meals or desserts with 8 ingredients or less. Since I’m trying to be vegan, but also can’t afford to buy millions of strange ass ingredients called for, I decided to give a couple of her desserts a try. They all claim to be super good and good for you, so lets find out.

Vegan Zucchini Fudgy Brownies

I’m not really an avid Pinterest searcher or whatever you wanna call it, but when I started cutting dairy and carbs out of my diet in April, I was on Pinterest a lot (during my classes of course) just to get ideas on what to make. They had a bunch of recipes that substituted veggies for certain foods like pasta sauce and bread. This one really sounded interesting to me just cause I love brownies and wanted to see if they would taste good or gross and plant-y. I tried to make Cheese Its once that didn’t have any actual cheese in it (dairy-free) and claimed it “tastes just like Cheese Its!” They came out bone-ass dry and awful. So hopefully this goes better than that…

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The ingredients were kind of strange and I feel like you can only get them from Whole Foods, especially the oat flour and vegan chocolate chips. Here are the ingredients I purchased!

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So you need a food processor for this (although would a blender work?? who knows what the difference is tbh), and thank God I was at my mom’s because she had one cause I don’t be buyin that fancy shit. So anyway, this is what it looked like after grinding everything up:

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Pretty normal I’d say. I added some sugar to mine, not sure if i really needed it but my brain just said to put a little sugar, so I did. The amount really wasn’t much, which was weird, but overall normal.

After adding chocolate chips and baking it, that bish was pretty good. As she said in some of the notes, the chocolate chips make it suuupppeeerrr rich, but very fudge-like and so good. Definitely a 10/10 would try again.

This Week’s Vibes

 

Beauty¡

Bioré Deep Charcoal Cleanser @ Target $5.99

Got this on a whim not too long ago and prayed fiercely that it wouldn’t ruin my skin and praise! It makes me skin feel super refreshed and so so soft. I definitely feel like its way less harsh than the product I was using before and my skin looks brighter for sure. Its a win-win, honestly. 

Revlon Color Stay Liquid Liner @ Target $5.99

I love almost every liquid liner ever because, hello, liquid liner is the only way to go, but this one is probably my favorite. Maybe because I’m partial to Revlon products? (peep my lipstick in this pic and on my first post) At any rate, I love doing winged eyeliner and my secret is putting tape on the sides of my eyes to make it extra pointy!

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Style¿

Super Skinny High Jeggings Blue/Black H&M $12.99

There’s nothing better than high-waisted jeans. The higher the better honestly, and these are suppeerrrr high.  I’ll probably never go back to low rise jeans with that awful major muffin top #momjeansforever. I love these because they’re stretchy, but hold their shape throughout the day and make my legs look skinny and crazy long. Best part? They’re on sale now!!! Cheap and amazing!!!

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Foodies¡

I was totally gonna post a picture of the one I ate last night, but it was very unappealing hah. So here’s just a picture of the box:)))))) I love these things, they don’t taste weird or “fake” and have a pretty good amount of protein! Which I need since I’m trying to be more vegan-friendly. (note the word trying) I usually pair this with my fave, sriracha, some jalapeño and some avocado! So spicy and so good~~~

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Fitness¡¿

So this girl is #goals. She’s basically built an empire from pilates and started her own workout clothing line, just from youtube! One of my absolute favorites of hers (I’ve done so very many of her videos), is her Plie Squat Challenge video. Definitely a killer leg workout and not super long, cause there’s nothing that bores me more than just rolling around on the floor for 40 minutes. Her videos are definitely worth checking out since all of them are done in real time, and usually no more than 15 minutes!

Entertainment¡

Big Little Lies On HBO

I read this book forever ago, as Liane Moriarty is one of my absolute favorite writers (so go read the book obvi), and I was finally able to watch the show! (shoutout to my mom for letting me use her HBO go hey mom). It’s basically like watching a 7 hour movie based on one of my favorite books, which is every book-nerds wet dream tbh. I loved Reese Witherspoon and how she really brought Madeline to life! A must watch ladies, especially since its up for a bunch of emmys so you know its good. 

Pod Save America on Spotify 

I’m not really one for podcasts, eve though people usually say they’re great for running, I find I really need music for that. I felt since I hadn’t been keeping up with the world around me recently, I should give these guys a try (they were featured on the Chelsea Handler show) and I’m glad I did! Keep in mind they’re very biased, but they really know the inner workings of politics since they have all worked with the Obama Administration. If you lean towards the left, as I do, then they’re worth a listen.

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Spppllllluuurrrrgggeeeee™

Nike Free RN Flyknit @ Nike.com

I started running my junior year of college after some tough stuff got me down and have been (mostly) doing it ever since. In no way shape or form do I consider myself a runner by any means, but I do it whenever I have the energy and I feel like it’s a great way to get in some quick cardio without a machine. However, my old Nikes did not appreciate my running habits and the backs of them tore up in a matter of a few months. In comes free-runs to save the day! I love these because they’re so stylish and they have a sock-like feel so that they won’t bust up in the back when you run! A spurge for sure, but add it to your Christmas list, as I did. 

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Un-sucess of the week√

I was running out of my normal self-tanner recently and I also felt like the one I was using was maybe drying out my skin a little too much so I thought Why not try this lotion one? since the one I was using was more of a mousse. Wronnnggggggggggg!!!! This stuff bleeds onto my jeans and my sheets every time I put it on. I like the way it looks when I first use it, and then I just look white again after a few days (it’s supposed to last 7 days after 4 applications). I love u Sally Hansen, but you let me down this time.