Fun fact: I LOVE Gilmore Girls. Or as I normally say Gilmore Girls is my entire life. I've seen every episode at least 20+ times, and I'm not afraid to say it. I started watching the show in seventh grade after I'd get home from school. I even got my best friend to love it, and ever since then it has become a part of my life. Once when I was working at Starbucks someone told me I should be on Gilmore Girls. Probably the best compliment I've ever received.

Rory's Lucky Dress

April 14, 2019

Fun fact: I LOVE Gilmore Girls. Or as I normally say Gilmore Girls is my entire life. I've seen every episode at least 20+ times, and I'm not afraid to say it. I started watching the show in seventh grade after I'd get home from school. I even got my best friend to love it, and ever since then it has become a part of my life. Once when I was working at Starbucks someone told me I should be on Gilmore Girls. Probably the best compliment I've ever received.
My friend Xochi and her husband Chris recently created a candle company called Inés Co. Their mission is to create a better world through their eco-friendly products. In addition they create candles with the environment on the forefront of their minds. Its so exciting to see my friends creating conscious candles. I wholeheartedly support their mission of creating sustainable candles made with love for a better world.

Inés

April 9, 2019

My friend Xochi and her husband Chris recently created a candle company called Inés Co. Their mission is to create a better world through their eco-friendly products. In addition they create candles with the environment on the forefront of their minds. Its so exciting to see my friends creating conscious candles. I wholeheartedly support their mission of creating sustainable candles made with love for a better world.
As long as I can remember John Hughes movies have been my entire life. Some Kind of Wonderful. Breakfast Club. Sixteen Candles. Say Anything. Ferris Bueller's Day Off.  I've seen them all but my favorite has got to be Pretty in Pink. Molly Ringwald's performance is so authentic and cute its hard to imagine anyone else playing the lead role. Fun fact Molly Ringwald's favorite song at the time was Pretty in Pink by the Psychadeilc Furs and she asked John Hughes to write a movie based on it.

Pretty in Pink

April 7, 2019

As long as I can remember John Hughes movies have been my entire life. Some Kind of Wonderful. Breakfast Club. Sixteen Candles. Say Anything. Ferris Bueller's Day Off.  I've seen them all but my favorite has got to be Pretty in Pink. Molly Ringwald's performance is so authentic and cute its hard to imagine anyone else playing the lead role. Fun fact Molly Ringwald's favorite song at the time was Pretty in Pink by the Psychadeilc Furs and she asked John Hughes to write a movie based on it.
Sometimes I feel like a bad blogger because it takes me so long to try products and then to formulate reviews. Moroccan Oil has been so good to me sending me so many goodies I feel like I finally have some solid opinions to share. Before MOROCCANOIL I had no idea what it was. I have long, oily hair, with unruly ends so I wasn't sure what MO was going to do for me. Plus I have been really trying to cut down the amount of times I wash my hair a week to 3, but sometimes I'll use cleansing conditioner and give my hair that fourth wash. 

My Moroccan

April 5, 2019

Sometimes I feel like a bad blogger because it takes me so long to try products and then to formulate reviews. Moroccan Oil has been so good to me sending me so many goodies I feel like I finally have some solid opinions to share. Before MOROCCANOIL I had no idea what it was. I have long, oily hair, with unruly ends so I wasn't sure what MO was going to do for me. Plus I have been really trying to cut down the amount of times I wash my hair a week to 3, but sometimes I'll use cleansing conditioner and give my hair that fourth wash. 
 
I've always been fascinated by trèStiQue, a brand that creates simple, sleek, and portable makeup with lots of multi-functional, 2-in-1 products combining color and applicator in one. Their products lingering in my Sephora wishlist for ages now. I was so excited when trèStiQue sent me some of their goodies!

As I have been trying to become more environmentally conscious about my beauty routine 2-in-1 products are everything. Check out my post here about how to green your beauty routine. I love that trèStiQue's product are refillable so I don't have to constantly recycle packaging. Their products are also super travel friendly, they  have magnetic caps so everything stays put. If only I didn't pack 5 eye shadow palettes for 3 days... than my entire makeup routine with trèStiQue could fit into a coffee cup. However, I'm me so I don't think I could ever fit my whole makeup routine into a coffee cup. It'd make a good blog post though!

This cream-gel blush and bronzer has a built-in brush! It applies very naturally and looks flattering on all fair, medium, and dark skin tones. I'm not a huge blush gal so I don't think I'd repurchase this product. This cheek stick would be perfect for any blush lover though!


This cream-gel highlighter with a built-in sponge brightens your features with subtle
shimmer —no glitter, no sparkle. This is definitely a more subtle highlighter since there's no glitter or sparkle, if you're looking for a highlighter that's less Real Housewife. I kind of miss the glitter but this highlighter still does a great job accentuating your cheekbones.

This is a two-in-one lip duo with a matte lip crayon and shiny moisturizing balm. I actually really love this idea. You get the pigment from the matte lip color and can line your lips and just fill in the rest with the lip balm or wear the matte lip crayon on its own. Both sides are very vibrant and aren't heavy. The lip balm has an ultra-moisturizing BB balm that preps lips for color or adds a shiny finish. I wasn't sure how I felt about this lip crayon but it's super smart. For me having the lip balm is genius because I'm always putting on Chapstick. Such an innovative product!

Overall I am really into trèStiQue's products! I love that you can just buy refills instead of having to repurchase the entire product. I want to check out their concealer next. What do you guys think? Have you ever tried anything from trèStiQue?

How great are these shots?! Photos by my new friend Brooke Billings, give her a follow on Instagram!

I received these products courtesy of trèStiQue. All opinions are always my own.

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Let's trèStiQue

March 27, 2019

 
I've always been fascinated by trèStiQue, a brand that creates simple, sleek, and portable makeup with lots of multi-functional, 2-in-1 products combining color and applicator in one. Their products lingering in my Sephora wishlist for ages now. I was so excited when trèStiQue sent me some of their goodies!

As I have been trying to become more environmentally conscious about my beauty routine 2-in-1 products are everything. Check out my post here about how to green your beauty routine. I love that trèStiQue's product are refillable so I don't have to constantly recycle packaging. Their products are also super travel friendly, they  have magnetic caps so everything stays put. If only I didn't pack 5 eye shadow palettes for 3 days... than my entire makeup routine with trèStiQue could fit into a coffee cup. However, I'm me so I don't think I could ever fit my whole makeup routine into a coffee cup. It'd make a good blog post though!

This cream-gel blush and bronzer has a built-in brush! It applies very naturally and looks flattering on all fair, medium, and dark skin tones. I'm not a huge blush gal so I don't think I'd repurchase this product. This cheek stick would be perfect for any blush lover though!


This cream-gel highlighter with a built-in sponge brightens your features with subtle
shimmer —no glitter, no sparkle. This is definitely a more subtle highlighter since there's no glitter or sparkle, if you're looking for a highlighter that's less Real Housewife. I kind of miss the glitter but this highlighter still does a great job accentuating your cheekbones.

This is a two-in-one lip duo with a matte lip crayon and shiny moisturizing balm. I actually really love this idea. You get the pigment from the matte lip color and can line your lips and just fill in the rest with the lip balm or wear the matte lip crayon on its own. Both sides are very vibrant and aren't heavy. The lip balm has an ultra-moisturizing BB balm that preps lips for color or adds a shiny finish. I wasn't sure how I felt about this lip crayon but it's super smart. For me having the lip balm is genius because I'm always putting on Chapstick. Such an innovative product!

Overall I am really into trèStiQue's products! I love that you can just buy refills instead of having to repurchase the entire product. I want to check out their concealer next. What do you guys think? Have you ever tried anything from trèStiQue?

How great are these shots?! Photos by my new friend Brooke Billings, give her a follow on Instagram!

I received these products courtesy of trèStiQue. All opinions are always my own.

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It has officially been a year on my journey of getting back together with Stylebook. You might remember this post I wrote last April about how I rediscovered this application. Since then this app has taught me so much about my wardrobe and my personal style. It has helped me become more truthful and honest with not only my style but my wallet.

Packing with Stylebook

March 24, 2019

It has officially been a year on my journey of getting back together with Stylebook. You might remember this post I wrote last April about how I rediscovered this application. Since then this app has taught me so much about my wardrobe and my personal style. It has helped me become more truthful and honest with not only my style but my wallet.
Back in the day I was a self-proclaimed mall rat. I used to scour Sephora and try every Urban Decay product I could see. The pink heavy metal eyeliner and hot pink eye shadow was my go to. Although I don't spend as many days trying on Sephora products and eating Auntie Annie's pretzels I still love trying Urban Decay products. Here's my review on a few products they sent me recently.

Urban Decay Haul

February 18, 2019

Back in the day I was a self-proclaimed mall rat. I used to scour Sephora and try every Urban Decay product I could see. The pink heavy metal eyeliner and hot pink eye shadow was my go to. Although I don't spend as many days trying on Sephora products and eating Auntie Annie's pretzels I still love trying Urban Decay products. Here's my review on a few products they sent me recently.
I'm not sure when I became obsessed with red dresses. Within the past year red has been one of the fastest growing colors in my wardrobe. Red takes about 8% of my closet. Not as big as black, white, or blue but getting there! I blame Jackie O. for part of my red dress obsession. She knew how to wear red so well. Whether it be a two piece evening suit or a sleeveless dress. Jackie has become one of my biggest style inspirations. Now I tend to opt for solid colors and styles I can wear frequently. I still need a leather jacket usually but I run cold.

The Mean Reds

February 10, 2019

I'm not sure when I became obsessed with red dresses. Within the past year red has been one of the fastest growing colors in my wardrobe. Red takes about 8% of my closet. Not as big as black, white, or blue but getting there! I blame Jackie O. for part of my red dress obsession. She knew how to wear red so well. Whether it be a two piece evening suit or a sleeveless dress. Jackie has become one of my biggest style inspirations. Now I tend to opt for solid colors and styles I can wear frequently. I still need a leather jacket usually but I run cold.
Hello friends! I am finally back on the blog! This post is one I truly never saw coming. When I think of Uggs it's hard not to just think of the Simple Life. I think my mind started changing when I saw Rachel Zoe style Uggs back in 2015. If one person can change my mind its certainly her. I first saw this style of Uggs in the library during my undergrad. A student was wearing them  (very stylishly I might add) and my mind started turning. The quintessential question as always where do I get these?

I Bought a Pair of Uggs

February 8, 2019

Hello friends! I am finally back on the blog! This post is one I truly never saw coming. When I think of Uggs it's hard not to just think of the Simple Life. I think my mind started changing when I saw Rachel Zoe style Uggs back in 2015. If one person can change my mind its certainly her. I first saw this style of Uggs in the library during my undergrad. A student was wearing them  (very stylishly I might add) and my mind started turning. The quintessential question as always where do I get these?

Hi beautiful people! We had a winter storm advisory this past week with an estimate of up to 8 in. of snow (which was what we got last weekend). I was going to riot if I had to shovel again. There's something about being snowed in that I hate. Plus, I had been really looking forward to my plans to visit Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen to try some of their brand-new menu items with the bf, my best friend, and her boyfriend. Luckily we barely got any snow, and got to have a fantastic evening out at Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen. Despite all being friends for quite some time we have never gone out together. It was so nice to have some laughs and spend some quality time before I go back to school this week.
A visit to Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen isn't the same without their onion rings. For real, the first time I had these onion rings my world was forever changed. The Cajun sauce that goes with the onion rings is too good.
I had been dreaming about Cheddar's Texas-Sized Nachos all week. Nachos come in close second as my favorite food.
The Texas-Sized Nachos come with chicken or beef (chicken for me), queso, black beans, jalapenos, corn, pico, and a BBQ ranch. The salsa and queso are on the side which is nice because there is already a lot of cheese, although there can never be too much in my opinion. One thing I love about Cheddar's is that they're so accommodating when it comes to dietary restrictions. I don't feel like I have to worry unlike other restaurants.
{All smiles for this huge plate of nachos}
With this freezing weather a crispy chicken tender noodle soup is a necessity. A good cup of chicken noodle soup is always my kind of pick me up. This soup comes in a larger size in case you really need to warm up.
You can't finish off a meal without dessert. Dessert is my favorite meal/food/lifestyle. When it comes to choosing dessert the decision is never easy for me. We went with the apple crisp a la mode. Delicious! Apple crisp always needs ice cream in my opinion.
My friends shared the Cheddar's hot fudge cake, and yes it is always this size?! I've had this cake before and it is such a treat. I love that most of Cheddar's desserts come with ice cream.

All in all I definitely suggest a trip to Cheddar's. The warm atmosphere, friendly staff, and home-style food is worth the splurge. Oh and this giant slice of cake is only $5.79 so don't forget affordable too!

This post is sponsored by Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen. All opinions are always my own.

Say Cheddars

January 18, 2019


Hi beautiful people! We had a winter storm advisory this past week with an estimate of up to 8 in. of snow (which was what we got last weekend). I was going to riot if I had to shovel again. There's something about being snowed in that I hate. Plus, I had been really looking forward to my plans to visit Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen to try some of their brand-new menu items with the bf, my best friend, and her boyfriend. Luckily we barely got any snow, and got to have a fantastic evening out at Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen. Despite all being friends for quite some time we have never gone out together. It was so nice to have some laughs and spend some quality time before I go back to school this week.
A visit to Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen isn't the same without their onion rings. For real, the first time I had these onion rings my world was forever changed. The Cajun sauce that goes with the onion rings is too good.
I had been dreaming about Cheddar's Texas-Sized Nachos all week. Nachos come in close second as my favorite food.
The Texas-Sized Nachos come with chicken or beef (chicken for me), queso, black beans, jalapenos, corn, pico, and a BBQ ranch. The salsa and queso are on the side which is nice because there is already a lot of cheese, although there can never be too much in my opinion. One thing I love about Cheddar's is that they're so accommodating when it comes to dietary restrictions. I don't feel like I have to worry unlike other restaurants.
{All smiles for this huge plate of nachos}
With this freezing weather a crispy chicken tender noodle soup is a necessity. A good cup of chicken noodle soup is always my kind of pick me up. This soup comes in a larger size in case you really need to warm up.
You can't finish off a meal without dessert. Dessert is my favorite meal/food/lifestyle. When it comes to choosing dessert the decision is never easy for me. We went with the apple crisp a la mode. Delicious! Apple crisp always needs ice cream in my opinion.
My friends shared the Cheddar's hot fudge cake, and yes it is always this size?! I've had this cake before and it is such a treat. I love that most of Cheddar's desserts come with ice cream.

All in all I definitely suggest a trip to Cheddar's. The warm atmosphere, friendly staff, and home-style food is worth the splurge. Oh and this giant slice of cake is only $5.79 so don't forget affordable too!

This post is sponsored by Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen. All opinions are always my own.
Hello beautiful people! It's been a minute, hasn't it?! I have been enjoying every minute of my winter break. I've had time to slow down. Really slow down. Relax with my friends. Get my nails done. Ice skate. Buy birthday presents early! Plus, I've had the time to catch up on some of my favorite shows. I finished the second season of the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and even watched all 3 seasons of Man in the High Castle with the bf!
Usually I blog more when life slows down, but I haven't had much time to shoot and have been enjoying an extended brainstorm session (or a serious case of writer's block). I'm shooting some new content early next month and I'm excited to get back into the swing of school, work, and JMC. Life moves so quickly lately I think I just needed an extended period of time to recharge, especially after my brutal stats class.

Now that I'm on my last week of break I am feeling ready for this next class (as I brace myself slightly). So in case you've wondered where I've been, I'm still here. Just enjoying living life in the present.

Talk soon, friends. New content is coming to JMC soon.

x,
S

Catching Up

January 15, 2019

Hello beautiful people! It's been a minute, hasn't it?! I have been enjoying every minute of my winter break. I've had time to slow down. Really slow down. Relax with my friends. Get my nails done. Ice skate. Buy birthday presents early! Plus, I've had the time to catch up on some of my favorite shows. I finished the second season of the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and even watched all 3 seasons of Man in the High Castle with the bf!
Usually I blog more when life slows down, but I haven't had much time to shoot and have been enjoying an extended brainstorm session (or a serious case of writer's block). I'm shooting some new content early next month and I'm excited to get back into the swing of school, work, and JMC. Life moves so quickly lately I think I just needed an extended period of time to recharge, especially after my brutal stats class.

Now that I'm on my last week of break I am feeling ready for this next class (as I brace myself slightly). So in case you've wondered where I've been, I'm still here. Just enjoying living life in the present.

Talk soon, friends. New content is coming to JMC soon.

x,
S
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