365 Days Without You…

Well, actually it’s more like 342 days. But who’s counting? Since my hiatus from my blog is coming to an end, I figured I would fill you in on all that has been happening in my life since I last posted in December of 2016.

I Studied Abroad

Sorry losers, I'm outta here! ✌🏻✈️⛩ . . #stoutinasia

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One month of humidity and backpacking through Hong Kong and Taiwan.

I Got an Apartment by Myself

Just a single girl making her own way through the world.

I Dyed My Hair Pink

Sometimes taking risks pays off and change can be a breath of fresh air . . . . . . #rosegoldhair #neutral #selfie

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One of the most noticeable changes I have undergone.

I’ve Been Battling My Depression

Give me flowers or give me death 💀🌷 . . . . . . . #farmersmarket #flowers

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It continues to be an ongoing battle, but one I’ve truly been overcoming.

I’ve Done Some Shopping

Black Friday had me buying more hangers I bought so much.

Just a quick run-down on where I’ve been while MIA in the cyber world. You can see more of what I’ve been up to over on my Instagram.

Heather Grey

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If there is one thing to get me into the season, its the first snowfall. This year I couldn’t help but feel a little bit like Lorelai Gilmore as ran outside to take photos at the first sight of snow.

Dress: Missguided, Boots: Next, Purse: Coach

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Five Current Beauty Favorites

So, rather than pointing out how sorely I am lacking in make-up skills – I thought I’d share some of the products that captured my attention. Although I’m the furthest thing from a beauty guru, these products certainly make me feel like I am.

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A Pop of Color

After years of searching for the perfect eyeshadow, I may have finally found. While many shadows never go on as they appear, the ColourPop Super Shock Shadow is a beautifully pigmented shadow that packs a whole lot of punch. The colors go on bold and last all day. I may after committed the ultimate beauty no-no after having gone to bed with my eyeshadow still on. It was much to my surprise the next morning when the color appeared as rich as when I put it on.

Blue Skies

I’ve been a long time fan of Marc Jacob’s Daisy collection and can’t help but get excited when they release new scents. Daisy Dream isn’t new by any means, but their rollerball collection is a major plus in my book. The applicator makes is easy to carry in your purse and takes up little space in your make-up bag while traveling; never mind the soft floral scent that makes it great for daytime use.

Smooth as Silk

Not only does this product go on as smooth as silk; it has the longest lasting power of any lipstick I’ve ever used. By now, most of you have heard of ColourPop – having made its storm across social media. it didn’t take me long to see why it got people talking. While most matte lips are extremely drying and tend to clump after wear, this stain goes on smooth before setting. The Ultra Matte Lips is both inexpensive and worth every penny.

Double the Volume

After having been given this mascara as sample, it quickly became my go-to for long lashes. Clinique’s Lash Doubling Mascara can transform your lashes with just the flick of the wrist. The basic tapered brush catches each lash giving them a natural fullness which makes it perfect for everyday wear.

Fresh as Daisies

Just like the perfume, the Daisy Dream Luminous Body Lotion has a light and airy scent that adds a feminine touch. While some lotions can be greasy and leave behind a residue, this lotion absorbs quickly into the skin and has it feeling smoother with each use.

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Crochet

It was only a few short years ago that my wardrobe was made up of vintage garments and thrift shop finds. You could have described my style as an eclectic hot mess that somehow managed to work. I’ve come a long way since then and have been coming into a style that is all my own. Though I don’t wear my retro pieces much anymore, I continue to look for pieces that give me the same spark. People wear vintage, not just for the uniqueness, but for the confidence it brings.

Your clothing should make you feel special. You should never wear a garment that makes you feel anything less than amazing. Some people look at clothing as just something to keep their bodies from being bare, while others see it as just a trend to be followed. I don’t think it is either of those. I think they are beautiful fabrics that have been thoughtfully crafted to show off your personality. Never wear something just because, wear it because it makes you feel like you belong on the set of The Devil Wears Prada or you just had your makeover moment in a cliche drama.

Romper: Missguided, Shoes: H&M

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