Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pretty Girl Styles: Train Tracks & Floppy Hats

The second I purchased those fringe booties I knew summer 16 was over for me and although it may still be teetering on 90 degrees outside for most of us are thinking...


No pumpkin spice lattes for me yet but sweaters, hats, boots...yes please.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Battling Anxiety And How To Over Come Panic Attacks

10 years ago almost down to the day I was robbed at gun point with a group of friends after my homecoming concert in my freshman year of college (hell of a way to start a post I know).

The robbers made away with cell phones, purses, money, car keys etc but luckily we were unharmed physically. 

We didn't tell many people about it and I personally tried to brush the traumatic event under the rug and go about my daily life not knowing how badly I had been effected by the whole incident. 

To this day I can still remember the whole scenario so vividly as if it happened last night, I remember what I was wearing, how the gun was pointed directly at my abdomen, being frisked to make sure I wasn't hiding anything and even what the men said to us.

I thought I was going to be able to move past it all, but that one event was the catalyst that sparked my 10 year battle with Panic and Anxiety Disorder, PTSD and my struggle to find ways to overcome both without medicine.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Pretty Girl Styles: How To Wear A Maxi Dress A Work

In no specific order my top 4 fears are gorillas, spiders, thunderstorms and...boats.

But about a week ago thanks to some pretty cool interns that I've grown to love this summer, I bit the bullet and faced my fear of boats by taking a ride on The Spirt Of Baltimore.

Note: The smile above was forced...I was shaking like a leaf.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

7 Things You Should Be Doing To Beat The Heat

Even though its almost time to head back to school or face the reality that your PTO and time at the beach may be winding down.

 The heat of Summer heat has shown no signs of letting up and although I may be dreaming about pumpkins, football and Chai (Oh My!). This 90 plus degree weather is forcing me to actively think about effective ways not to melt during the day.

So after racking my brain and doing research on things that work IN REAL LIFE to cool you down I've put together this list to share with you all.

Here's to hoping these quick tips work for you and worst comes to worst your matte finishing spray is BOMB AF!

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Hunt: How To Furnish Your Entire Patio For Under $80.00 At Target!

Nothing says Summer time like spending time outdoors. 

Just imagine it. 

Feet up, breeze blowing, sipping on a sangria with not a care in the world =)
 That was me two days ago on my brand new patio set from Target.

I was able to furnish my while patio for a smooth $80.00 and I'm going to show you how to do the same thing!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

NYX COSMETICS HAUL: Whats Really Worth Your Money?

I won't say I went crazy at the NYX Pentagon City Grand Opening...but I will say that I picked up a bit more than I bargained for.

To be honest I only went in for a new eyeshadow base and a grey lipstick...but clearly my self control missed that memo.

However not all that glitters is not gold...

Find out all the deets on the products I snagged at the opening including which ones I loved and kept and which ones I hated that had to go back to the store! 

Plus suggestions on which products I think are really your dollars.

Monday, June 27, 2016

NYX Cosmetics Pentagon City Grand Opening: Review

The wait is finally over for the DMV!

NYX Cosmetics 12th storefront has opened inside the Fashion Center at Pentagon City!

I had heard rumors of the store opening for a while but hadn't had the chance to get to Pentagon City until the second day of the opening. Check out pictures of the store layout, my thoughts on the opening and what I loved below!