Review: E.L.F. Blush in Pink Passion

– incredibly pigmented
– fun color
– cheap, $3
– great packaging

– difficult to pull off


San Diego Outfit of the Day

I wore this on a day trip to San Diego. We went to the Saturday market (which I highly recommend, I’ll do a haul and show the bag I got), shopping at the outlets near the border (I got vans for $15) and we went to Coronado. I felt really fancy which was ironic considering most of the stuff I’m wearing is from crappy stores.

Dress: Ross
Sandals: Marshalls
Bracelet: JC Penney
Bag: Coach

Review: Bonne Bell LipLites in Caramel Latte


-Smells like heaven!!!! It legitimately smells like a caramel latte
– Love the color, it is the perfect nude lip gloss for my skin tone. It has a shiny finish and it’s not as opaque as a nude lipstick so I find it easier to pull off.
– Awesome applicator and packaging. I’m a huge fan of the classic doe foot applicator lip glosses and I just like how simple it is and not some stupid tube that gets really messy
– Cheap and easy to buy, I got mine at walmart for a few bucks
–  I emailed Bonne Bell and they said that this flavor in particular does not contain carmine


– Bonne bell said that some of the flavors in the lip lites line contained lanolin and some other non-vegan ingredient so if you are a vegan these probably aren’t for you

Portland Outfit of the Day

Today we started out by going downtown, and I saw Tom Hanks and he waved at me!!! After that we just did different things near the Portland area. I changed my outfit a little bit as the day got hotter.

Dress: I really can’t remember, but the brand is “One Clothing”
Jacket: Tilly’s
Crossbody: San Diego Saturday market
Flip flops: Old Navy
Watch: Target
Bracelets: 99 cent store
Necklace: Cannon Beach

Sparkly bricks! These were so cute.

Tom Hanks!


I don’t think this is exactly the one but we went near a rock used in a Twilight scene

Santa Monica Outfit of the Day

Today is the day before I leave for the northwest so my family and I wanted to have a beach day. Sadly, it was a bit cloudy but it burned off eventually. It was so nice to just sit on the sand and watch the water and the stuff happening on the pier.

Top: Wet Seal
Bandeau swimsuit top: Target
Skirt: Marshalls
Flip flops: Old Navy
Crossbody bag: San Diego Saturday market
Necklace: Cannon Beach
Bracelets: 99 cent store holler



Review: Desert Essence Shampoo and Conditioner

Almost my entire life I have used drugstore shampoo and conditioner. Lately I’ve been more interested in buying vegan products, as well as things that don’t have harmful chemicals. I’ve read really scary things about certain chemicals and how they can cause cancer so when I read the ingredient label on this product I was really excited! You can see the ingredients for the shampoo here and the ingredients for the conditioner here.

First of all, I have very long, thick, color-treated hair. I use mostly ammonia/peroxide free dyes lately but I have used more harsh chemicals before. Previously, I was using the Finesse Texture Enhancing shampoo which really did nothing for my hair, I just continued to use it because it didn’t really irritate my scalp. After one use of the Desert Essence shampoo and conditioner I could tell there was a difference. My hair was still dry but it felt softer already. After using it for a week or two my hair feels almost perfect. It is so soft and smooth! I have naturally straight hair, so when it’s dry you can really tell and now it looks like I used a flat iron just letting it air dry!

The fact that this is vegan and free of awful chemicals is just great. Plus, the smell is amazing. Sometimes I can faintly smell the coconut in my hair after I’ve showered which is awesome. I purchased mine at Sprouts but Desert Essence has a store locator here. I can’t recommend these two products enough!