March 2, 2015

Making it Happen





I'm baack! Two years have gone by since I've regularly blogged. I did not have any motivation or urge to write which is how time just flew and next thing I know it's 2015. A lot of things have happened in this time span. It's crazy to look back and see how you change as a person. For me 2015 is the year of getting back to the basics in all areas of my life. 

My theme this year is to Make it Happen. The book really makes you examine things in your life and what is stopping you from making things happen. I'm still a work in progress, but I hope to share my journey with you. Check out the book here: http://laracasey.com/book/


March's blog post schedule will be Mon | Wed | Fri. My focus this month will be on organizing the home one task at a time.  I will speak more on this top in my next post. Make sure to follow me on on social media for daily happenings in my life.



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May 4, 2013

My 5 Favorite Beauty Products

Naked Palette

I literally use this everyday. I love love love this palette. I don't feel like I need to get the other two that came after this one. This has all I need.

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Queen Collection Cover Girl 3 in 1 Foundation

What can I say this foundation is the bomb. Seriously go buy it now. Primer, concealer and foundation all in one.

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Maybelline Falsies Mascara

I don't think this makes my eyelashes look like falsies, but I still love it.

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NYX Eye Pencil

This eyeliner glides on so smooth and you cant beat the price (3.50). 

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NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil

I love using these pencils as a base for my eyeshadow.

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April 29, 2013

Michael Kors Wish List

 
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 Small Saffiano Travel Tote

 
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 Small Fulton Saffiano Messenger
 
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Midsize Rose Golden Stainless Steel Bradshaw Chronograph Watch


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Large Selma Top-Zip Satchel

April 26, 2013

Spring/Summer Trends 2013



My top 3 favorite Spring/Summer Trends

Floral

I'm really picky with floral prints, but this season I want to try a few bolder pieces.


Stripes

I love stripes. It's so classic and fresh.


Pastel

Pale pink and mint green are my favorite pastels. I recently got a pale lavender crossover bag from Target that's super cute. Perfect for this trend!


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April 25, 2013

My Hair Routine & Products

I’ve been relaxer free since the end of 2011. I cut off all my relaxed ends November 2012. I don't consider it a "big chop" since I transitioned for year. 

Chopped of relaxed ends


Hair is growing


Twist out


I can finally put it in a puff!


I’m still learning how to work with my hair and what is best for it, but I thought I would share some tips and things I do with my natural hair. This may not work for you, but the key is finding what does work for your own hair.I also don't like to use a lot of products, I just try to keep it moisturized and let it do its thing.


  • I co-wash my hair 3 times a week. Co- washing is using a conditioner like shampoo to keep the hair clean and moisturized. I follow up with a leave-in conditioner and then with my styling product.
  • I use heat on my hair very little.  I straightened by hair occasionally throughout my transitioning period and only have straightened it once since I cut the relaxed ends off. Heat is really damaging to the hair so I try to avoid it.  
  • I try to deep condition twice a month. 
  • I only shampoo/cleanse my hair 1-2 times a month.


Products I use

TRESemme Naturals Silicone Free Conditioner for my cowash
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Paul Mitchell The Conditioner as my leave in conditioner.
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Shea Moisture Style & Curl Milk as a moisturizer.

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I use Eco Styler Gel when I'm doing a twist out.

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Right now I'm using up Motions Deep Penetrating Treatment as my deep conditioner, but I would like to try something else.
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April 8, 2013

Instagram Life: Warm Weather


This weekend was so nice! I'm so excited because it is the beginning of warm weather.  I went to the cherry blossom festival ith my sister and kids. Unfortunately, the trees weren't at peak like the news said it would be, but a few trees were in bloom. I think this summer season I want to try to do more things outside. You better believe it I will be sprayed up with bug repellent before I set foot outside though, they love to bite me up!