My Winter Essentials 2016

Hi everyone!

Welcome back to my blog! Since yesterday was the first day of winter, I decided to share some of my winter essentials with y'all! I love all things that keep me cozy and warm:

LIP BALM

Lip balm is definitely my number one essential during the winter season. My all time favorite is from Jack Black, but a close second is Nivea pots. Not only do they smell delicious, they go on smoothly. I like to apply lip balm generously throughout the day.

TERVIS

I highly recommend having a tervis during this time of year. I love the Simply Southern ones, but I use one with my initial on it; I also have one from the college I am attending.

They hold both hot and cold drinks- super convenient! Right? Hot drinks for the morning while I'm walking from my car to school. And then, a nice cold drink to keep my skin hydrated throughout the day.

SCARVES AND GLOVES

Scarves are my number one accessory. Yes, I own over 20. Yes, it's a problem. And yes, I don't care. I love them so much-- especially blanket scarves. I also enjoy wearing gloves. I have a white/cream pair that I wear all the time. I also have a burgundy pair.

BOOT SOCKS

Boot socks are another accessory go-to of mine (despite the fact that I only own three pair). They instantly glam up an outfit! 

TO DO LIST PADS

During this time of year, I am extremely busy! My teachers are cramming in last minute tests, while my blog post ideas are running out; not to mention I have all of my girlfriends to shop for-- and my boyfriend! I have holiday parties and other festivities to attend. It's almost impossible to manage it all. Without a to do list, I wouldn't be able to complete all of my activities.

COMFY, COZY SWEATERS

I love, love, love sweaters! I like to pair a chunky sweater with leggings, boots, and boot socks. Not to mention, a scarf! Throw my hair up in a messy pony tail and I'm good to go. If I want to go the extra mile, I'll throw on some cute stud earrings and my favorite Alex and Ani bangles. Slay!


That concludes today's post on my winter essentials.


How To Accessorize Your Holiday Wear

Hi everyone!

Welcome back to my blog! This post is all about accessories! I love accessorizing my looks to make them more girly and fun. With that all being said, here are some accessories I specifically use around this time of year:


WRAP YOURSELF UP IN A SCARF

If you've been around for awhile, you know that I take my scarf game seriously. My go to outfit is: brown Lauren Conrad knee high boots, dark skinny jeans, and a sweater. I immediately gravitate towards a sweater to dress it up. Blanket scarves are my absolute favorite!

SLIP INTO A BANGLE

Alex and Ani bangles are another fav! I have seven, but I wear the same three all the time. I wear my initial, the Path of Life charm, and my zodiac sign. I love them to pieces! They just add a little something more to my outfits.

TRY SOME STUDS

My boyfriend bought me a pair of stud earrings for my birthday. They are the prettiest earrings I've ever seen! They go with anything and everything!

SPORT A HEADBAND

Headbands are a great option if you're going to be outside for a long period of time. Not only will you be in style, but your ears will be nice and toasty!

SLAY IT WITH A CLUTCH

Purses make or break an outfit as far as I'm concerned. I love clutches- especially sparkly ones for this time of year. They are perfect for New Years Eve parties. I also love cross body bags; they leave my hands free for when I'm shopping.

MAKE A STATEMENT

If all else fails, I recommend making a statement with your favorite chunky watch. If you don't have one, I guarantee your mom will! My godfather bought me a beautiful rose gold Michael Kors watch for my birthday two years ago.


Those are the six ways I accessorize my winter wear. During this time of year I am constantly on the move; so when I'm in a pinch, these accessories help me out. Overall, I find that these accessories dress up my outfit to make it look more put together.

What accessories do you wear during this time of year? Comment down below!

Thanks for reading,

Rainforest of The Sea Skincare Line

Hi everyone!

Welcome back to my main blog! I hope y'all have been enjoying my Blogmas posts on my second blog, Guilianna's Life. I've been posting on there everyday!

So, enough about my second blog, let's talk skincare! A few weeks ago I went to New York City with my mom, sister, and grandmother. Though it was extremely hectic, I had a lot of fun. While I was there, I went into Sephora- of course; and I came across a sampler package of some skincare products from Tarte's latest line: Rainforest of The Sea.



Frxxxtion Stick 3-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser 

Out of the four products in the box, this is the one that caught my eye the most. This product is not only vegan friendly, but also hypoallergenic, and dermatologist tested. My favorite part about this product is that I don't have to get my hands dirty during the application process. (This makes for a great travel product, by the way!)


Lip Facial Lip Scrub

I love lip scrubs! Awhile back, I purchased one from LUSH Cosmetics. Unfortunately, it was very messy because it came in a pot. This lip scrub comes just like a lip stick. All you have to do is twist for application. I love how, like the Frxxxtion Stick, it is mess free! Which again, makes for a great travel product. During the holiday season, when my lips are just building up with excess skin, this product will be found in my purse.


Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost

According to Tarte's website, the Drink of H2O Hydrating boost is "a refreshing, lightweight gel moisturizer to help quench dry, dehydrated skin." I couldn't agree more! I love applying it to my chin, cheeks, and under eyes before bed. I wake up with clean, hydrated, and refreshed skin.

4-1 Setting Mist

This mist is your new holy grail. I personally think it's Tarte's best product from their Rainforest of The Sea collection. This mist works as a setting spray, primer, hydrating mist and skin refresher.  I've used it as a primer and hydrating mist. In both cases, it's worked wonders! I have yet to use it as a setting spray because I have a huge tube of Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray. This is definitely a product I can see myself repurchasing because of it's multipurpose usage.


That concludes my mini reviews on some products from the Rainforest of The Sea skincare line from Tarte Cosmetics.

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My Everyday Winter Makeup

Hi everyone!

Welcome back to my blog! Today I'm sharing my winter makeup routine with y'all! I hope you like it:


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MOISTURIZE. MOISTURIZE. MOISTURIZE. 


In all honesty, I probably apply 2-3 coats of my moisturizer. My skin gets so dry and flaky during this time of the year. It's just not cute! Ya know? And don't forget your lips! I like to cake this on, too!

PRIME FACE.


This time of the year is so stressful- I'm breaking out all around my jawline. Therefore, I like to use a canceling primer

BAKE UNDER EYES FOR 3 MINUTES. 


Like I said earlier, this time of the year is STRESSFUL. I'm hardly getting any sleep. I like to use a brightening under eye concealer, then set it with a powder. I then let my face bake for 3 minutes.

WHILE LETTING FACE BAKE, APPLY CONCEALER. 


While my face is baking, I like to apply concealer. I apply it to the spots where I have acne... but I don't blend. I let it melt into my skin. I find that I get the most coverage that way; and it looks natural. After 5ish minutes, I go back and blend it out with a concealer blush and/or my ring finger.

TIGHT LINE UPPER LASH LINE AND LINE THE OTER HALF OF THE LOWER LASH LINE.


I like to use my eyeliner from Marc Jacobs, as it goes on very smoothly. I tight line my upper lash line, and then I apply the product to the outer half of my lower lash line. If it looks too harsh, I use a smudge brush to blend it out for a smokier look.

APPLY FAVORITE MASCARA.


I'm always switching up my mascaras. Lately, I've been using Voluptuous Volume Mascara from Ulta in the shade Black/Brown. I find that it looks extremely natural.

APPLY A BAKED BLUSH AND SWIRL IT UP TO YOUR TEMPLES.


I love the look of baked blushes. I specifically like Laura Geller's Baked Blush-n-Brighten blushes. Swirl the product up to your temples for a more natural finish. I'm all about that natural glow! 

COMB THROUGH EYEBROWS. 


I simply don't have time to deal with my brows, so I just comb through them with a spoolie. If I had a clear mascara, I would probably set them with that, but I don't have any at the moment.


SET IT!


If you've been coming back to this blog for quite some time, you know that I never finish a makeup look without setting it with my Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.


And that concludes my winter makeup! It is very, very easy and also very natural. What products do you use to create your signature winter makeup look? Comment down below!

Thanks for reading,

The Winterlicious Tag

Hi everyone!

Welcome back to my main blog! I've been extremely busy lately- baking, cleaning, and doing school work. With that being said, I pulled this quick tag off of YouTube. Though this post is short, I thought it was still fun to compose!



Favorite winter nail polish?

My favorite winter nail polish is anything red... I also like anything pink and sparkly. Lately, I've been loving Princess Rule! by OPI. It's a frosty pink color. Perfect for this winter season!

Favorite winter lip product?

Lately, I've been loving Nivea's Lip Butter Cocoa Butter. Not only does it smell yummy, but it keeps my lips hydrated throughout the entire day.

Most worn winter clothing piece?

I love boot socks. They keep my piggies toasty, while still making my outfit cute and chic.

Most worn winter accessory?

I am definitely a scarf junkie. I have at least twenty scarves! I especially like blanket scarves. I have a reservable one from Kohls that I wear all the time; and I also have a blue/gray one that I purchased from Target. It's perfect for lazy days.

Favorite winter scent?

I love anything peppermint scented! Though my all time favorite perfume for the colder months is Taylor Swift's Wonderstruck Enchanted.

Favorite winter beverage?

I love hot chocolate! Mmm! I appreciate a cup of homemade hot chocolate, but I am always in the mood to hit up Starbucks for a cozy drink. I also really like Wawa's hot chocolate.

Favorite holiday movie?

I definitely have to go with ELF. It never fails to make me laugh.

Favorite holiday treat?

I love warm, homemade chocolate chip cookies. My grandmother slays when it comes to cookie baking!

Favorite Christmas decoration?

I love poinsettias. I think they are so pretty! My mom wraps fake poinsettias around the hand railings. It looks gorgeous! (If she does it this year, a picture will most definitely be on my Twitter/second blog.)

What's at the top of your wishlist?

I don't have anything at the top of my wishlist this year. I'm all about surprises this year!

What are your plans for the holidays this year?

My family is staying home this year as opposed to going to Florida. I plan on spending time with my friends and family- baking, eating, snuggling, and loving!


That concludes my answers to the Winterlicious Tag. If you want to do the Winterlicious Tag, then I tag you! Comment down below if you do decide to do this tag. I would love to read your answers!

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Christmas Wishlist 2016

Hi everyone!

Welcome back to my blog! It's officially December; and you know what that means: it's time for some Christmasy posts. 




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Photo Finish Foundation Primer from Smashbox

A few months ago, I received a Smashbox Finish Foundation Primer when I made an Ulta Beauty purchase. I fell in love with the primer instantly! I definitely want a larger tube that way I can try it out for an extended period of time.


All-Purpose Pencil Sharpener from Benefit

I have two pencil eyeliners, yet no pencil sharpener. I figured I would add it to my list.


All Nighter Make-Up Setting Spray from Urban Decay

Every single year I get this product. Ulta stores always have a brilliant 2-for-1 deal when it comes to this product.


Smooth Delivery Makeup Sponges from the Sephora Collection

I go in phases: sometimes I like brushes, and sometimes I like sponges. Oh, and sometimes I just like to use my fingers. I find that I have really good control with my fingers; but as of lately, I've been wanting to try these sponges.


Cheek Stain from Tarte

My cheek products are running low, and I thought it was time to restock on those. Therefore, I asked for this cheek stain. Tarte products never fail to amaze me, so why not?


The Cozy Short Robe from Victoria's Secret

I love, love, love Victoria's Secret, especially for their robe collection. I remember the first time I received a Victoria's Secret robe. It was the softest thing ever. I wore that thing all the time! Now, it's getting a little "dingy" so I decided to ask for a new one. I mean, I've had it for five years now!


Lace Cross-Back Bralette from Aerie

I will be the first to admit: I hate big, bulky bras. When I discovered bralettes, my life instantly changed. I currently have a gray one and a white one, but I definitely want to expand my collection. They are just so, so comfortable!


Chill Hi-Rise Legging from Aerie

Seven words: you can never have too many leggings.


S’well Water Bottle

S'well water bottles have definitely hit the charts where I live. I discovered them at Starbucks a few weeks ago. According to their label, their job is to keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours. That's pretty cool! I asked for this because I am going to be commuting to college. Having a hot drink for a 40 minutes ride wouldn't be such a bad thing. Right?


Tea Tree Water from LUSH Cosmetics

I love LUSH Cosmetics; and I hate my acne. I've heard some fantastic reviews about this product, and I deep down think this product might just be the one for me.


That concludes my Christmas Wishlist. Comment below what's on your Christmas Wishlist!

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Top 10 Winter Festivities

Hi everyone!

Welcome back to my blog! To kick off December, I decided to share some of my favorite things to do during the winter season.



Without further ado, let's get into my top 10 winter festivities:

10. Get cozy and snuggle up to a good book. 

Grab your warmest pajamas and your fuzziest blanket!

9. Drink some hot chocolate and have a deep conversation with someone.

I love, love, love hot chocolate, whether it be from Starbucks, Wawa, or my own kitchen. I just love the smell of it and the way it makes me feel. Why not head to Starbucks with a cutie and chit chat for awhile?

8. Have a movie day.

My boyfriend and I are already planning this! And, I already added Elf to our list.

7. Go ice skating.

I've gone ice skating once. I'm not sure if I have a strong desire to do it again, but it could be fun.

6. What about snowboarding? Or skiing?

I'd love to try snowboarding, though sledding is more my style.

5. Go to the mall.

I love going to the mall during this time of year. Got to take advantage of those deals!

4. Bake cookies.

I can't wait to bake some cookies this season. My personal favorites are chocolate chip and snickerdoodle. Mmm!

3. Go to New York City.

I'm actually going to New York City in a few days. I'm so excited!

2. Check out some local winter festivals.

I checked out what winter festivals were happening around me- and they actually sound pretty cool! For example, there's going to be an ice sculpture exhibit like thing- hopefully that made sense, haha!

1. Build a gingerbread house.

Gingerbread houses are so much fun to make. Definitely adding this on my to do list for the winter season!


That concludes my top 10 winter festivities! What's on your to do list this winter season? Comment below!

Thanks for reading,

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