Your (late) Weekly Vibessss

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So I moved again. This is now the third place I’ve lived in in the span of one month lol. Anyway, I went to a new coffee place to blog (gotta keep up the Carrie Bradshaw vibes). I picked this place simply because it was super cute and right between me and the laundry mat cause unfortunately I still gotta go somewhere and do my laundry ugh.

Anyway more on my life later, here are the vibes.

 

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Beauty¡

e.l.f. Contour Eye Brush @ Target $2.99

Sephora Contouring Brush @ Sephora $32.00

I wanted to touch a little bit on my contouring (how the hell do you spell that??) routine that I do. Now, I aint no pro, but I try my best and I got compliments on it so don’t listen to me if you don’t want to!!! But these are the things I use and the brushes. The smaller one I use for contouring my nose, which by that I mean I draw some lines down the sides of my nose and call it a day. I also use it for highlighter after my bronzer. The bigger brush I use for my bronzer. I just sorta squish it in a straight line to get more of a straight cut down the side of my cheekbones. Then, I just go around my cheek bones and little bit on my hair line and top of my forehead. Last is the highlighter which I put on the tip of my nose, top of my lip, cheek bones, top of my eyebrows and the bridge of my nose. Sometimes I just use gold or I use my pink and gold eyeshadow like blush (as seen in my look below). Here’s a before and after!

 

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Style¿

Sequin Sweater @ H&M $49.99

It got randomly super cold on Monday, so I had to break out my sweater gear (aka the two sweaters I have rn). I wore this to work and I got so many compliments on it?? Like out of the blue. It’s so cozy, cute and definitely has like an 80’s vibe to it? or maybe thats just me.

Slip-on Mule Loafers by LUSTHAVE on Amazon $24.99

I saw something similar to this on a boutique’s instagram and almost bought them. But then I realized I could probably get them for cheaper on Amazon and so I did lol. Blush is the new fall color (in case you’ve been living under a rock and didn’t know) and these are perfect. I wear so much back and these are great just the break it up and look like I know that other colors exist in the world.

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Foodies¡

Okay FORGET what I said about the last oatmeal I posted about, like g-bye, cause this one is 10,000 times better. I got the blueberry kind and I’m sorry but I can only find it at whole foods. It takes amazing and very filling while also being gluten free! ANNDDD it has flax seeds which are amazing for digestion. Only downside is I can only find it at whole foods. Sorry guys.

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Fitness¿¡

One of the hardest things about trying to stay in shape is getting up on the weekends and working out. My mind says “do it and you’ll feel better!” but my body says “sleep in and then eat cereal cause its Saturday and who cares.” Saturday I thankfully listened to my brain (although my body almost won) and worked out BEFORE my giant cappuccino. This workout was quick, but still kicked my butt which you guys know is my favorite thing. Not too much jumping and craziness either which is good because my place is small and I hate making a bunch of noise. One of the best things was when the girl was “like ugh I can’t go any faster” and I was like yes girl same #relatable. I burned about 150 calories according to my Apple watch in 20 minutes which is amazing.

 

Entertainment¡

Managed to watch and listen and read these past couple weeks so enjoy!!!

Wuthering Heights

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I started reading this because my cousin said it was her favorite book and tbh I need to read more classics but I finished it and was like ?????? thats it???? It’s probably one of these books you just really need to take a class on or something not just read and never look at again. I really only liked the Narrator and wish they would’ve gone a different direction with him, honestly. Everyone was whiny and mean because of Heathcliff making everyone sad and miserable. Not my thing.

Dirty John on Spotify 

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My coworker suggested this at work the other day and I LOVEEEEEDD it. It’s about this con man who’s super scary and manipulate women for money among other things and the end is just like woah. It’s only 6 episodes and I finished it in a day because it was amazing. It has real interviews from the people who experienced it which is so cool. Definitely recommend if you like crime or serial killers or just crazies fascinate you lol.

Gerald’s Game on Netflix

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I was attempting to get into the Halloween vibes the other day and stubbled across this while going through my Netflix. Its based off of a Stephen King book of the same name and it was actually really good and freaky without scaring the shit out of me like his stupid IT movies. Its about this woman whose husband handcuffs her to the bed and then proceeds to literally die on top of her which is now a fear of mine lol. It was really good and something I feel like I usually wouldn’t watch or something thats super well-known.

So last weekend I had to get anew phone because mine finally had enough of me dropping it. I got the iPhone 7 plus and I love it. The pictures are ah-mazing and its huge but in a good way. Saturday I got to look at what my life would be like if I made real people money here lol. My friend somehow got the keys to her bosses apartment since she’s out of town and her view and her bed and everything about this place was so cute. Then we went to this singles mixer which was funny cause it was mostly old weird dudes  of course. The only decent guy there was a British dude and I was VERRRY upset that some other girl had already claimed him. (he was only really cute in comparison to all the other weird-looking dudes). Don’t judge my arm idk why kept doing that in every picture sheesh.

Sunday I had to move out of my apartment and that was such a mess. I applied for a place that I guess rejected me? Still don’t even know. So I had to find a place literally on the fly. Ended up staying at an AirBnB that was so cute and quiet. I recommend for sure. Then from there I moved my stuff to my new place. It’s another temporary place, but its cheaper, nicer and I’m renting it for longer because I refuse to move my stuff again in the winter. Here’s a couple pics of my new place!

I’ll post some of my room once I get it cute and fixed cause all of my stuff is currently just on the floor(which only stresses me out a lot).

This weekend I tried some new places that were fantastic.

Friday, I had drinks at a place called Root and Bone. It’s in the East Village area and all through the month of October their happy hour proceeds benefit Puerto Rico with is cool. I got some really great wine and a chicken biscuit (not part of my vegetarian lifestyle lol).

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Also they opened a fricken Target on 34th street and so obviously I had to go immediately. Kind of a small Target but hey it’s still Target. I got some stuff to decorate for fall and this super good smelling candle and my cold, black, fall loving heart is swooning.

Saturday, I went to this place I’ve been wanting to try since I saw and Insider New York video about it and it looked amazing and good, We only managed to get a table cause some crazy people didn’t show up for their reservations (thank you so much random people). It was packed for a very good reason. The best Mac and Cheese I have ever had. Not even being dramatic. So amazing. One of those places I recommend hitting if you ever come to NYC. It’s right in the heart of Greenwich Village (which I have been pronouncing green-witch no joke how awful), and everywhere you walk is so cute I was in love and actually got lost just looking everywhere and missed my turn lol.

I also finally saw the High Line, which I’d been thinking is like a dinky bridge or something but its actually amazing. So many crazy looking buildings and some apartment goals. Another recommendation if you come here.

Next we went to Legends to watch LSU play and they kicked some butt. After a few hurricanes, we ended up going out to this place that kept playing like old 90’s and ’00 hits and I was jammin. We ended up staying out till 3:30 and I didn’t even notice the time until someone said something about it. Like I’m turing into a night owl somehow and its weird? I’m so used to being the first one to leave a bar, but NYC seems to have the opposite effect. So much fun.

I said this blog wasn’t gonna be a diary but look at me talking about my life like I’m important lol.

Your Weekly Vibes

So I blogged at a new spot today in SoHo aka my favorite area lol. Ate the best cupcakes at Molly’s Cupcakes. Like better than Magnolia, seriously. (ps not vegan just good lol).

Anyways, continuing the never ending saga of the vibes.

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Beauty¡

Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray on Amazon $5.91 (2 OZ)

I used to use this sea salt spray from lush that was, I wanna say $15? And when I asked the girl like “hey will this actually give me wavy hair? Like my hair never does that.” She was like “oh yeah totally.” Of course it didn’t and I’m annoyed that she pretended it would. At the same time, how would she know but still. Don’t advocate for things you don’t believe in sheesh. So I used that for a while and liked it okay but after I ran out, I just never got any more of it. I bought this one cause it has some pretty decent reviews and it smelled really good. I’ve given up on finding anything that makes my stick-straight hair wave, HOWEVER, this stuff makes my hair smell so good. When my hair dries, it dies. Its soon flat and feels thin i don’t know why. But this stuff give it life and not a bunch, but a perfect amount of soft volume.

Nexxus Shampoo Emergencee Conditioner on Amazon $16.97

Okay I got this at CVS for too much money and turns out its half that on Amazon ugh. Anyway, I mostly get this because it smells like, actually candy heaven. I feel like after I wash my hair I smell like an expensive goddess who wears like Gucci or something. I would say using this on top of the sea salt spray above leaves me with #hairsmellgoals

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Style¿

Unisa Caytea Velvet Bootie @ DSW $49.99

I just got these cuutteeeee lil booties the other day at DSW cause I have been dying for tiny heeled booties (also note they are called cayteas lol). These KILLEDDDDD my feet the first time I wore them because I have giant gorilla feet and really needed to break them in, so don’t try to wear them all night the first time you wear them lol. I walk everywhere in New York cause I just love looking around the city (and kinda hate the unpredictable train) so finding good shoes that are cute, don’t hurt my feet and aren’t sneakers is so hard. Tbh after a while even my sneakers start to rub. These are so cute because they have a subtle design, they’re flat and closed toe. I’ve already wore them way too much they are now my go-to shoes.

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Also please enjoy this aesthetic pic of me that my friend took in my favorite skirt. (its sold out rn but Forever 21 is good about restocking the good stuff).

Foodies¿¡

Vigilant Eats Superfood Oats Cereal on Amazon $24.80 (6 pack)

In my attempt to find overnight oats at whole foods, I failed, but I failed upwards in that this stuff is so good. It’s gluten free, vegan, and still super tasty. I added a banana cause I’ve been eating this like a bunnnccchh lately. It says you can put cold water in it but uh I recommend regular hot water cause cold sounds gross. I’ve been on a oatmeal kick and this makes it easy, no spices or sugar needed.

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Fitness¿

Heads up!!! PSA!!!!! Pure Barre is doing your first week free ladies!!!! Yeah literally a week of classes for free! I scheduled one every single day next week lol!!! Anyway, I was supposed to do this on Saturday but I was a little tired (and hungover) and rescheduled to Sunday where I vowed to get my life together. Okay so going in she was like, “just a heads up you’re gonna be overwhelmed cause we go super fast just try to listen to me instead of looking other people.” My visual-learner-havin-ass was like oh okay sure. So she was 100% right, it was fast as shit. She said to listen to her, but like most workout classes, they gonna play rave-y EDM music during the entire thing, so I could barely hear her. All in all, however I got a really good workout in. I like the combo of Barre and pilates. My body will most definitely be sore tomorrow (and all of the rest of next week because I signed up for everyday lol).

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Entertainment¡

I’ve been listening to podcasts while at work these days because It calms me and makes the day go faster, I was trying to find one I liked as much as Pod Save America and was failing horribly. Most of the comedy ones were just comedians talking to themselves which is really strange to me or they would just be soo boring that I didn’t wanna listen anymore. I finally started listening to this one and fell in looovvveeeee. I know yawl all probably think I’m a serial killer now, but I promise its so fascinating knowing how these  murders thought, their lives, and how they got to where they are. (okay yeah that sounds weird to be into lol). Listen to one and I swear you’ll believe me,

Un-Success of the Week√

So the only thing I could think of for this was me getting hit(or pushed, nudged?) by a car this week looking at apartments. I’m totally fine btw, but this dude like was not paying attention and like kinda shoved me with his car. I had the right of way cause the little light thing was telling me to go so if I would’ve died I could totally haunt his ass and be justified. I didn’t fall or anything, but obviously my heart came out of my mouth and screamed for dear life like “omg i’ve barely lived plz no!!!” I then proceeded to have, what can only be described as an “adrenaline black out while being awake” and cursed this guy into the next century (i would never do that in my normal life so thats why I say I must have blacked out). Also if you tell this story to your mom, she’ll just say oh my god in a worried tone whereas your friends will laugh hysterically. I will definitely be paying attention more when crossing the street (apparently even crosswalkers need to be on defense who knew).

 

Your Weekly Vibes

For the next couple weeks (while I still live in Bushwhick), this lil place is where I’ll be blogging the vibes. Basically I’m broke Carrie Bradshaw nbd.

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Beauty¡

Dove Dry Shampoo on Amazon $3.74

Not to be dramatic, but Dry Shampoo saved my life. I started using it probably my freshman year of college and fell in love. My hair is just naturally greasy and flat hair is not my friend so before this magic, I was just using good ole baby powder and headbands. The problem with dry shampoo, however, is some of them give you white hair and make it so dry and sticky. I have tried A BUNCH of different ones that smell weird or just don’t even do anything?? Thankfully, Dove doesnt leave white junk (unless you put like a pound of it, which I have done) and it gives my hair amazing volume, so I use it even when its not greasy, just flat af. In other words, my hair is 50% Dove dry shampoo always and forever.

Maybelline Color Correcting Pen @ Target $7.99

Okay so I’m so late to this game because I suck at makeup and really hate having a bunch of crap on my face all the time because breakouts. HOWEVER, this whole color correcting thing is something I can get behind. I put this on for the first time last week and legitimately forgot to put on my concealer after cause hashtag no redness!!!!!! Since this is the first one I’ve ever tried, I can’t say its the best, but its just green stuff so I doubt other ones are much different. (Also maybelline makes my fave mascara so its probably the best tbh).

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Style¿

Stovepipe Pants @ H&M $29.99

Since I have a real people job, I gotta get real people clothes cause I can’t just wear jeans everyday. Literally as soon as I got the job I went to H&M and got these super cute pants. They have that low-key man-pants vibe, which is trendy***~~~ rn and very comfortable (plus real pockets). I’m wearing them with one of my favorite bodysuits that I’ve had for a while but here here and here are some cute ones too. Also wearing my new favorite belt and sneakers of course. And yes I did take this in the bathroom at work because I don’t have a full-length at home and I think it’s weird asking random people to take pictures of you ok!!!!!

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Foodies¿

I know this is weird and i have no idea what possessed me to buy this, but I did. They’re actually good???? They taste the exact same, no joke. I actually starting to wonder what the heck are in these things, but also amazed at how much people stigmatize Vegans and Vegetarians as people who are like missing out on stuff, when really our shit taste the same and i don’t feel like a giant cow after.

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Fitness¿¡

Arms and Abs Blogalites 

Since I live upstairs and I ain’t got no space, its hard for me to find workouts that break a sweat but don’t make a bunch of noise. I’ve done a few of her “apartment friendly” workouts and they usually don’t do much for me, This one, however, I actually broke a pretty good lil sweat. Working out has been a struggle with my current schedule and living situation, but workouts like this definitely help.

Entertainment¡¡

I did a bunch of fun stuff this weekend since I got my first pay check lol and I just wanted a fun crazy weekend cause you need those every now and then.

Friday, I saw the one and only Jim Gaffigan live at the Beacon Theater which was so funny and cool. The theatre is gorgeousss and I felt real fancy in there. One of the things I’m learning to do in New York is spending a lot of time just with myself (just cause friends can sometimes be few and far between in a city like this). So I took my own beautiful ass to this show. It felt a little weird, not gonna lie, but I had fun and I got to see a comedian I would’ve never seen back home.

Saturday was one for the books. I explored SoHo with some cool ladies and I love that area and just wanna live there tbh. The shops were so fancy, we even went into this cool lil market and I almost went full-blown hipster and got some fake glasses (don’t even judge me). Got dinner at this stunning restaurant and bar called Antique Garage. They had chandeliers, a fancy bathroom, and a man was playing the piano in the corner. I wanted to like remember ever second of it forever! Definitely made me fall even more in love with NYC. Then went to a couple clubs, which made me nervous cause I haven’t been clubbing in NYC yet and it looks intensee. Somehow, the people I was with knew some club promoters, so my lucky butt got to enjoy drinks for free (no gross man required thank u). The music was fab and the company was fab-er so a successful Saturday night in the city!

 

Spluuurrrrrggeeeeeee™/ Un-success of the week√

I did Soul-cycle when I first came here last summer and I really liked it. For some reason, this time was a no-go. I guess since I’ve done cycling classes before this one was just sub-par?? I really don’t know, It really gave me a strange cult-y vibe with all the music and shouting and periodical darkness and it just wasn’t long enough for me (only about 15 minutes of straight work). I went in expecting to feel exhausted afterward and that’s just not what I got. Also, there was a weird part where we slowed down and I thought it was about to be over and then we picked it up again, only to stop after – it was strange. All around blah. (so this is un-success and a splurge)

My second un-success was me and color correcting. I got this shade because I have naturally dark circles, no matter how much I sleep (they do look worse when I don’t sleep, however). Not really paying much attention to the colors, like an idiot I got dark ass red and was then promptly informed by my beauty-expert friend that I should’ve gotten a peachy color. I tried to just make it work a couple times, but I just looked sickly and off cause it was just too dark for me. Also, I put it on the first day I got it and didn’t put makeup over it cause i never put makeup on on Sundays. Well I forgot about it and went to do my laundry and as I walked down the street I was getting some kinda weird looks and I was like wtf do I have food on my face??? and then I remembered my eyes looked like they had just finished bleeding which tends to frighten people.

This Weeks Vibeź

Take a sip babes, the vibes are back in action.

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Beauty¡

Banana Boat Summer Color ® Self-tanning Lotion @ Target $6.99

I thought I had given up on the whole self-tanning thing, but my mom had this one just collecting dust. So here I am trying out another self-tanner. This one is going pretty well! Although, I have been using it prreeeetttyyyy sparingly. It hasn’t gotten on my clothes and it doesn’t look like I murdered an orange person in the shower. It does smell odd, but they all kinda do in my opinion. 

Shiseido Eyelash Curler on Amazon $19.99

As you all know, my eyelashes are very straight and very annoying. HOWEVER, paired with this fabulous eyelash curler and my fave mascara, my little straight lashes are fiyah. I haven’t found one that makes my eyelashes stay up or hold their position as well as this curler (and I’ve tried a lot of those babies). 

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Style¿

Corduroy Overall Dress @ Forever 21 $24.90

It’s already getting chilly in NYC (which is scary as heck), so I’m starting to focus on some transition pieces that aren’t too heavy for fall. This dress is suuuuppper cute and great with black or white (in my case black and white) and not too hot when walking these NYC streets. Also, it has pockets thank u lord. My sweater that I paired this with is gone peecon, but I liked three other options here, here, and here that are similar and would be just as cute!

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Foodies¡

Daiya Cheddar Cheese 

One of the hardest things about my attempt at vegan-ism is the fact that I can’t eat cheese anymore (mac and cheese is life). I was at this little healthy store down the street getting groceries, and I stumbled across this gem. They had a few other kinds, but this seemed the safest to me. It’s actually really good guys. Not like its only good cause I have to eat it, but like actually pretty good. I was shocked. Good cheese made without dairy? I’ve officially seen everything.

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Fitness¡¿

Aaptiv on the App Store $9.99 per month

After waking up with pizza sweats Monday morning (yes that’s a thing, maybe and we’ve all been there- don’t judge me), I decided to try this new app I recently downloaded for running and just training in general. I tried the strength training another day but it was really weird having someone tell you what to do without you seeing them do it, so that part was a fail. Yesterday, I picked a running exercise to do that was about 30 minutes total cause I didn’t wanna do too much on my first try. I also pick an intermediate level exercise because I’m not a beginner when it comes to running, but expert sounds a little too confident for me. I started the thing as the trainer coached me through what I was about to do and I was kinda nervous because she started by saying I was gonna be “cooked” by the end of it. I figured I could handle it since I do cardio a lot. She was right when she said I’d be “cooked.” If anything my ass was overdone. However, I recommend at least the free trial run of the 7 days because I managed to do 2 miles in 11 minutes (my regular time is 9 minutes for 1 mile). Also, my apple watch informed me that on this run I burned the most calories I’ve ever burned while running yay! For some reason it helps me if someone is telling me what to do. (I have great self-discipline, but it can only go so far once I’m winded). 

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Entertainment¡

Take Me by Aly & AJ

So it definitely must be 2007 because Aly and AJ are back banging out the hits again. I will admit it’s not Potential Break-up Song, but it’s so very poppy and has an awesome 80’s vibe to it that I always love.

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Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face on Netflix

Little known fact about me: I watch stand-up comedians like nobody’s fricken business. I wanna say the first comedian I ever really watched was Louis C.K. when I was in high school. This was before Netflix, so I watched him on YouTube (how I found that I have no clue at all). I must have watched his 2009 stand-up like a million times and it’s still one of my favorites. I also had the pleasure of seeing Aziz Ansari live in Baton Rouge and my cousin, Kristen, and I were basically crying with laughter. Probably one of the reasons I’m so excited about having moved to NYC is getting to see more of them live (Jim Gaffigan I am coming for u September 30th as soon as I get some money and a job). Anyway, I tend to be a little hesitant about watching new comedians (because i’ve seen some real doozies), but this dude was great. I love any comedian that talks about stuff I can relate to, obviously, and he touched on a lot of stuff about NYC people. (For instance when they say “I couldn’t live anywhere else” I died because someone literally said that to me the other day), dating (or lack-there-of) and babies (or lack-there-of). Highly recommend watching!

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Sppppppppllllluuurrgggeee™

Leather Slip-on Sneakers @ Steve Madden $59.95

I was lucky enough to get these shoes because I was returning a gift. I used the store credit from that return and I so glad I got them. I wear these babies a lot because they go with basically everything. They’re perfect for fall and winter with the quilted-looking design, but super durable because they’re leather, not suede. 

Un-success of the week√

So this isn’t necessarily a thing that failed me, but myself that failed, or maybe Rite Aid, I haven’t decided. I know from coming to NYC last year, that Target is a luxury that is not afforded to me anymore. (Today I did discover one in Brooklyn, but sadly it is like 45 minutes away by subway). I thought my AirBnb was SUPPOSED to give me towels for my showering use; however, that was not the case. September 6th was a very rainy day and I really needed to shower and get the airplane stink off of me so I trekked to the Rite Aid in hopes of finding towels. Rite Aid let me down. They didn’t even have my dry shampoo. I was at a loss. I then proceeded to go into another random grocery store and look again to no avail. My last-ditch attempt was a 99 cent store, which I assumed was like a Dollar General where I come from and the Lord blessed me and I found towels! I should have known, of course, that the dollar store would never let me down. I shall never doubt its powers again!

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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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.

This Week’s Vibezzz

Beauty¡

SheaMoisture® African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask @ Target $2.24

I don’t know about you guys, but over the years I’ve heard a lot about African Black Soap and the magic it possesses when it comes to problem skin. I probably should’ve checked it out when I got a horrible stint of acne in my last year of high school, but the thought of my skin getting worse would’ve been too much to handle. I got this at Target cause it was right next to my faves Que Bella. I wouldn’t consider my skin “acne prone” anymore since Acutane, but I do still have the remains of what used to be awful skin that I wouldn’t mind some help in clearing up. I can’t say if it has any amazing powers (since I only just used it), but definitely smells good and made my skin uber soft. 

Maybelline® Lash Sensational Mascara(Waterproof) @ Target $6.99

When buying mascara at Target, one needs to stay on her toes and READ LABELS. I, did not, and it resulted in a wonderful mistake when I bought waterproof mascara. This stuff is amazing! My lashes stay up all day with no clumps! This is an especially amazing feat because my lashes are straight as they come.Yes, it can be slightly annoying to get off, but I just use some coco butter and its G-O-N-E. (i mean peep them lashes ya’ll)

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Style¿

Qupid Studded booties on Amazon $34.99

I am living for these booties. The detail and the buckle are just so cute and I’m a sucker for grey stuff (don’t ask me why). Fall is coming up fast so grab ya some.

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Foodies¡

Organic Coconut Dark Chocolate Granola Target $3.29

I love granola. I’ve read all the dumb crap that’s like Oh don’t eat too much of it!!!! It’s really not that good for you!!!! Screw you, man. I love cereal and this is my healthy version of it. I also added these amazing almonds for more crunch and raspberries cause those are just awesome in general. Don’t let the haters tell you its not good for you. You don’t need that kind of negativity. 

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Fitness¡¿

15 Minute Fat Burning Workout Sarah’s day on YouTube

Ya’ll!!!!!! Ya girl finally did another fat burning workout video!!!! and its only 15 minutes!!!! It is seriously killer. I feel like she made this one harder than normal which I love (kinda). As usual, this works your entire body, but its super quick and I like to play weird raver techno when I do it (but low cause I workout early af). Enjoy!!

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Entertainment¡

The Bold Type on Freeform

When I first saw this commercial earlier in the summer I was like ew barf Freeform trying to be “progressive” yawn, but this show is actually really good??? I’m a little partial because I love New York, but its really a fantastic show about women in their 20s and the shit I feel like we all go through. Also, their outfits are to die for in every episode. 

I Feel It Still by Portugal. The Man

This song feeds into my love for bops that have weird lyrics and I love this one. It came on at work once and I “upped” it on our Pandora so you know its good (and now it plays all the time to my delight and fear cause I’m gonna get sick of it). Definitely worth a listen if you like 80s stuff. 

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Clarisonic Facial Brush @ Clarisonic.com $169

I have been using this brush for like 8???? years I think and I swear nothing gets makeup off better or makes my face feel cleaner. When I don’t have it while traveling I freak out and wash my face twice lol. You gotta replace the brush every month (honestly who really does that cause not my ass), but I’ve never had to replace it! Super good investment.

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Un-success of the week√

ALRIGHT I am about to just give up on self-tanners and let myself be ugly and pale cause these are annoying me. This thing is like a clear mist that goes on clear so you have no idea where you be puttin it, which is horrible. Then it’s like No need to rub it in!!! I’m like sweet! less work! well look at my fricken hand!!! and those weird circles are on my legs too just fyi. so yeah definitely gonna rub this crap in. Something I will say about it is it doesn’t come off on my stuff and doesn’t just wash off in the shower. So yeah. Being pale is hard. 

 

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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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.

This Week’s Vibes

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Beauty¡

Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition @ bh Cosmetics $22.50

Okay so I found this God sent highlighter palette literally just looking at a random beauty bloggers Instagram and I was like zaaammmmnnnn. Then I saw the price and I was like ZAMMMMMMMMMNNNNNN!!!!!! (just so ya’ll know I looked for it on Amazon and its double the price bye). It took me a while to get on the highlighter bandwagon because I always felt too shiny and overdone, but ya girl is on the wagon now. Beep beep look at that highlight¡¡¡ okay I’m done. 

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Style¿

Tassel Earrings  on Etsy $9.99

Tassel earrings have been a growing trend lately and, as with most trends and with me cause I’m stubborn, I was hesitant. But after wearing them for a day I’m pretty much in love. The ones I’m wearing are some we have in the boutique where I work. They run around 24 bucks BUT!! I found them for 10 BUCKS on Etsy!!! And they have a crap ton of great colors and mis-matched colors. I also found these more circular ones that are super cute for only 15! Bargains on Bargains

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The Bags Under My Eyes are Designer @ Shein $10.00

Cuffed Distressed Denim Shorts @ Forever 21 $19.90

Canvas Plimsolls @ Forever 21 $10.90

Layered Beaded Chocker @ Forever 21 $10.90

I was on Instagram the other day, just like going through my explore page, and I saw this suuuppeerrr classy outfit from this random girl that I really wanted to copy (as seen above). Her outfit also included a white blazer (which I didn’t have at the time) but I love this outfit so so much as a cute casual outfit that steps up your style game without looking too fancy (imo). No idea how much her’s cost but lucky for you guys!!! Mine is super cheap! My shirt is from Shein (which I know is a weird site that can kinda be a hit or miss with clothes but they have reviews and mine just happened to work out), but unfortunately they don’t have my exact shirt anymore so here’s another really cute one that could work. My shorts and shoes are Forever 21 and adding a statement necklace really brings the whole thing together (I’m linking this one, but the one in the picture is just borrowed from work, hah). This entire outfit is a grand total of a little over 50 bucks, which in my humble opinion is pretty fricken good considering just shoes can cost that much.

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Foodies¡

The Candy Cup Special @ The Big Chill

No healthy food post, this week we livin’ our best lives. I found these super crazy sno cones right in my area thank u lord. They have candy ones and cheesecake oreo ones, its insane. If you’re in Breaux Bridge Louisiana, or passing through like me, check ’em out they are delish. I mean look at all that candy¡

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FitFam¡¿

Oblique Killer Workout Rebecca Louise on Youtube

I branched out a little bit this week and tried another new video and it was a success! I have tried a few of her videos before, but this one realllly killed my obliques and for some reason this week I was really trying to kill my abs. I definitely recommend using her videos although her newer ones seem to work better for me. Apparently I like the Aussies since my last post was featuring and Australian too??? They know their fitness what can I say.

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Entertainment¡

Friends From College on Netflix

I know we’re all shocked I’m watching wayyyyyy too much Netflix these days. But anyway, I was kinda on the fence about this show at first cause #cantrelate to 40 year old struggles. Its about them all getting back together after moving away after college and its a huge mess of course. The scene that sold me though, is the one where Max doesn’t pay attention in any of the meetings at his office for like 6 months and its pretty fricken funny (spoiler alert?). Honestly Fred Savage (Max) and Jae Suh Park (Marriane) make this whole show (which helps the fact that the girl who played Robin in the God awful show “How I Met Your Mother” is in it and she’s as annoying as ever).

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Girls In White Dresses on Amazon $5.99

This book I really liked because it’s all about the confusing crap I’m going through right now as a 20-something. From awkward baby showers (cause you have no babies) to figuring out what to do in a job you hate but also have no idea what you should do instead (aka me sorta).

 

 

 

Things to Love This Week

 

Beauty¡

Que Bella® Masks @ Target $1.99

So I found these gems one day looking at the bubble bath section of Target one day. I figured I’d just try a couple cause they were super cheap and I also felt boujee  special cause I was taking french and knew what que bella meant. I’m picturing these two because these are the ones I just got, but my favorites are the Aloe Vera Deep Cleansing Mask and the Cherry Apricot Exfoliator Cleanser .    

Revlon® Ultra HD Matte Lip Color  @ Target $7.19

I actually have two of these, this one being a more nude color and this super vibrant red! They both have some awesome staying power, so cheap and easy to use. These are great for people like me who only really wear lipstick if they’re trying to be super •Extra• going out, but also are not gonna remember to keep checking it cause it holds up all night  (sans kissing tho;) ). 

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Style¿

Neck Scarf @ Target $5.99

I was hesitant about this whole tiny neck scarf revival trend (as I am with all weird trends *cough* tassels), but I really liked putting this one in my hair for a pop of color that matched my lips. Maybe Ill try one on my actual neck next time?? Here’s one I thought was cute from Target since the one I’m wearing I just cut out of an actual scarf whoops. 

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Foodies¡

Sriracha Sauce @ Target $2.99

*Technically* got this at the Dollar Store after I forgot to grab it at Target, which is typical, but I don’t even think they have a website and no clue how much it even was there (1 dollar????).  Anyway, this bottle will probably last me forever because I can only put 3 drops total on anything I eat, but it’s so good. Even with just 3 drops you can still really taste it. Here’s a link for the good stuff.

Flaxseeds @ Target $2.69

Okay I know it’s weird that I even included these cause they taste like literally nothing with a crunch, but¡¡¡¡¡¡ that’s the beauty of these babies, ya’ll. I put these in my oatmeal (like maybe a tablespoon) and I really feel a difference in my digestion. If you ever feel bloated and gross after a pizza weekend, I suggest this to *ahem* clean you out  *ahem* and restart ya health for the week. 

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Fitness¡¿

Sarahs Day on Youtube Frrreeeeeeeeee

I’m always trying to do different stuff with my workouts because I get bored easily, which means I get less motivated to do anything. I found Sarah’s Day as a suggestion from Youtube of junk I might like. I love love love her three 15 minute videos where she does the full workout with you in real time. I wish she had more of them, but unfortunately she mostly just shows you what she does in a gym in her other videos. I mostly prefer when someone does the workout in real time rather than just saying “do this 3 times for 30 seconds!” because usually I just do it twice and get bored. Some of the other videos say stuff like “do this video 4 more times!” and after the second time I’m like “oh no girl, bye I’m sick of this.” So in other words, I love when a video is a real workout in real time because I’m wayyyy less likely to stop a video in the middle. Here’s my favorite one of her 15 minute videos!

 

Entertainment¡

The Kept Woman Karin Slaughter on Amazon $15.17 (Paperback)

I just finished this book and wow. Not quiet as twisted as her Pretty Girls: A Novel, but still on the edge of your seat trying to figure out what the heck is going on. This one focuses on Will Trent, a detective for the Atlanta PD and his crazy relationship with ex-cop and crazy woman Angela Polanski. All the twists and turns definitely kept me going, which means I finished it in about one day. Then I came to realize I had skipped the entire Will Trent series and just read the ending without realizing it (ha who let me do this), I really didn’t have to have any prior info about the characters to understand the novel thank God.  

Sweat by The All-American Rejects 

Is it 8th grade again? 2009?? Nope, but The All-American Rejects came out with another banger anyway. This song definitely takes me back to my angsty middle school alternative rock days (cause who wasn’t angsty at 13 for no reason?). Just listen to feel the nostalgia

Once Upon A Time on ABC

I started watching this show the second it came out and love loved it. It’s all about this woman who is found by her son she gave up for adoption, who tries to convince her she’s the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming. Sounds kinda off the wall, but as a child of fairy-tales and Harry Potter, I loved it. After a while they started introducing Elsa and Anna from frozen and I did a huge *eye roll* and stopped watching. But seriously, the first few seasons are great, but after that ehhh. 

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Spllluuurrrgggeeeeeeee™

NARS The Multiple @ Sephora $39.99

So holy heck I didn’t know this thing was this expensive until I looked it up, sheesh. I got this on a whim/ Sehpora haul and didn’t think anything of it. This is why I always get up to the register and have to suppress my cringe face every time they read me my total. When I first got this I hated it. I couldn’t figure out how to make it go where it wanted it to go and I’d end up just rubbing it off. I finally just put it in a spot and left it and realized I actually loved it highlighter look of it. Definitely a splurge, but should last a while since the stick is huge and I only use a couple swipes. 

Un-success of the week√

Love Sweat Fitness on YouTube

As I said before, I love trying new things when I workout. Something I started doing a few months ago, sort of as a revamping of my health and fitness, was Barre classes. At the time, the studio I was going to was fairly new, so they had free classes a lot. I couldn’t keep paying for the classes (the monthly fee was like 100 bucks) so I had to find other alternatives. When I saw Love Sweat Fitness’s Lower Abs Barre Bootcamp , I was like awesome I love barre! Unfortunately this was a super-easy beginners workout that basically did nothing for my abs (which are pretty strong I might add). That’s not to say all of her workouts are like this, I will definitely be trying them again! This one was a definite miss.