Elizabeth Kathrynx

A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

10/5/19

Almost 30 | Four months until I'm 30 AF


Est. 2015

Whole Sh!t I will be turning 30 in a little over four months! Instead of creating a 30 before 30 list, I wanted to come up with a list of future bucket ideas list. Some of my inspiration is from Pinterest, so let's get started!

1. Visit a Castle

2. Get a Tattoo

3. Travel overseas

4. Go wine-tasting

5. Publish an eBook

6. Go on a road trip

7. Host a dinner party

8. Learn cocktail-making

9. Learn photography

10. Ride in a hot air balloon

11. Go to a Yankees game

12. Go to a live talk show taping

13. Get a facial

14. Plant a Tree

15. Go to a drive-in movie

16. Start my own business

17. Take a girls trip

18. Go to a music festival

19. Travel alone

20. Send more snail mail

Some of these will be accomplished sooner but others but I love having list of things I want to do!
What's on your bucket list?
7/15/19

My Amazon Prime Day Picks for 2019!


This is just going to be a list of my Amazon Prime Day Picks for 2019! The sale runs today and tomorrow July 15-16, 2019! Get your Christmas/Holiday/Birthday shopping done and out of the way!

Let's Shop!


Amazon Devices


Fire TV Stick 4k $24.99 (50% off!)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079QHML21/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_bjllDb47EX1B2

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) $22 (56% off!)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0792KTHKJ/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_DjllDbKHRKC80

Echo Show 5 $49.99 (44% off!)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HZLHPKP/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_ykllDbXVE59W6

Fire 7 Tablet - 7" display, 16GB - $29.99 (40% off!)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FKR6KXF/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_hmllDbVMFFWDN

Home & Kitchen

iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuum 690 $229.99 (30% off!)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XRT2B3P/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_ynllDb8760JTA 

Instant Pot Duo Plus 60 $55.99 (57% off!)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBKTPTS/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_2qllDb1WDS1VD

Nespresso Vertuo Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Maker $99.99 ($88 less buying separately)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RTMVCHB/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_LCllDb9V6XK53

Shark Genius Hard Floor Cleaning System $59.99 (50% off!)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KU4BSGK/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_wEllDb69XRCY9


Electronics

Sony WH-CH700N Wireless Headphones $89.99 (55% off!)

Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS Watch $89.99 (47% off!)

Playstation 4 Slim 1TB bundle $249.99 (30% off!)

Travel

YETI Roadie 20 Cooler $139.99 (30% off!)

Office

Day Designer for Blue Sky Planner Academic Year Planner $13.99 (30% off!)


Clothing

Select Adidas styles up to 30% off!
Select New Balance styles up to 40% off!
Select Calvin Klein clothing up to 30% off!
Select Ray-Ban sunglasses up to 40% off!


There are SO many more good Prime Day Deals that you should head over to Amazon now and shop!

What are you going to pick up from the Prime Day deals?


6/2/19

Free or Cheap Summer Activities 2019

Photo by Ylanite Koppens from Pexels

If you are ballin' on a budget this summer, I complied a list of free or cheap summer activities you can do with your friends and family! Always check out your local paper and Facebook pages for free events!

  • Go to a park
  • Swim at your community pool
  • Visit the library
  • Play in sprinklers (we always did this growing up!)
  • Go for a hike
  • Play a board game
  • Learn something new
  • Take pictures
  • Watch a movie
  • Visit a free zoo or museum
  • Go to a farmers market (we have a great one every summer!)
  • Start a blog or youtube channel (like me!)
  • Attend a free workout class
  • Go to a garage sale or have your own!
  • Ride your bike
  • Go to a parade
  • Go to fireworks
  • Listen to a podcast
  • Read a book
  • Do Yoga
  • Pick strawberries
  • Pack a picnic
  • Clean out your garage (or any space!)
  • Visit family
  • Plan a tree
  • Go camping
  • Volunteer
  • Plan your next vacation
I hope this list gives you some ideas for some free or cheap things to go this summer!
5/28/19

The Travel Tag


I had some extra time this Memorial Day weekend, so that's why I am blogging agin, a little bit xx
I will be honest, between work and grad school, my time has been very limited, and the blog always seems to fall through the cracks whenever that happens but here's a fun tag for you today! I saw Gemma do this tag, so much sure you go check out her blog!

1. You are leaving tomorrow to start a new life in a new country, where would you go?
Well, the USA is a pretty darn good place to live BUT if I could live anywhere, I would probably move somewhere in Europe, maybe Finland or Sweden.

2. You can take someone for a weekend away to the place you had the best holidays ever, where would that be and who would you take to go with you?
This is tough! My favorite place I have ever traveled has to be York Beach, Maine. My most recent vacation was to Cape May, NJ and I would to take my mom and my sister's with me!

Summer 2018 Cape May, NJ

3. You can get married wherever you want to, your budget is limitless, what is your choice?
I got married almost four years ago but if I could do it over with an unlimited budget, I'd say on the beach somewhere!
Our Wedding 10/24/2015


4. You can get back in time and relive one family trip, which one?
Family vacation to Outer Banks, North Carolina

5. What is the first thing you would pack for a one year travel around the world?
A camera!

6. What would your fantasy 100th birthday destination be, and why?
If I live that long, I'd love to go to where my family came from - Poland and Italy!

7. During your travel you can learn one sport to become a pro, what would that be?
I have never played Cricket, so I think that would be really interesting to learn!

So, that's the tag, make sure you do it and tag me in it if you do xx
5/26/19

Memorial Day Weekend Sales 2019

Photo by Tim Mossholder from Pexels

Bath & Body Works
$10 off 3 wick candles
$10 off $30 with Code: OHELLOSUN

Gap
40% off everything code: READY

Loft
40% off full-price styles Code: FINALLY
 Extra 50% off Sale Style (Online only)

Madewell
20% off Dresses and Sandals Code: PERFECTMATCH

Michaels
20% off entire purchase including sale items 
50% off All summer floral & Garden Collection
50% off Red, White, and Blue
50% off All Summer Decor

Nordstrom
Half Yearly Sale through June 2

Old Navy
All Tanks, Tees, Swim, Shorts & Dresses 50% off
All activewear 50% off Saturday and Sunday only
$1 Solid-Color Flip Flips 5/26 only Code:FLIPPY

Target
Up to 30% off Patio items
Up to 30% off home items
Free $5 gift card when you spend $5 on sun care
Save 20% on select SwissGear items
Free $25 gift card when you spend $100 on toys & games
20% off sandals. Use code: SANDALS20

Vera Bradley
25% off your entire purchase

Victoria's Secret
Free Tie-dye Beach Tote with Any $60 beauty purchase
Code: 60Beach

Wayfair
Memorial Day Clearance up to 70% off

west elm
15% off 100+
20% off 500+
25% off 1,000+
30% off 3,000+



5/1/19

New 2019-2020 Erin Condren Planners

Erin Condren website

If you have been following me for any length of time on my blog or social media, you know that I am a planer girl and have been using Erin Condren products for YEARS! I got my first Erin Condren Life Planner in 2015 and I used a horizontal layout. I currently used a Vertical planner. I did not get a sneak peek of the new planners but I saw all my favorite planner YouTubers made videos and wanted to make an easy-to-access list for you to watch them all:


I am currently undecided which planner I will get for 2019-2020, but right now, I am leaning towards the neutral vertical, like I have gotten in years past. I am also interested in the horizontal, so we shall see!

The new 2019-2020 Erin Condren Life Planner launches on Wednesday, May 8th! Happy Shopping!
4/6/19

YETI Rambler vs Sip by S'well

Over the years, I have amassed quite the collection of different water bottles. Recently, I have gotten two new water bottles, the Yeti Rambler and the Sip by S'well water bottle. I wanted to do a post comparing and contrasting the two so you can decide which one is the best option for you!

I got my Yeti Ramlber as a Christmas present this year and I just got my S'well water bottle in my Spring FabFitfun box!

Materials:

  • Yeti and S'well are both made out of 18/8 stainless steel so they are puncture and rust free

Sizes:

In general, they both offer several size options:
  • Bottle - to drink your water, juice, tea, etc.
  • Mug- mostly focused on the hot drinks like coffee or hot cocoa
  • Tumbler - Meant for wine or beer or alcoholic beverages

Bottles:

  • Yeti only offers 18, 32, and 36 oz bottles. 
  • S'well offers 9, 17, and 25 oz bottles

Mug:

  • Yeti has 10 and 30 oz 'mugs' which they refer to as Ramblers
  • S'well has 12, 16, 20 oz travel mugs

Tumbler:

  • Yeti has 10, 20 and 30 oz tumblers
  • S'well has 10 and 18 oz tumblers

Shapes

Amazon
Yeti has a more traditional shape, which gives more volume for liquids. Function over fashion. 

S'well

S'well looks very similar to a Coca-Cola bottle or an hourglass figure.

Colors:

Amazon

Yeti has some more traditional color options, as well as a stainless steel option.
Some of the color names include: Brick Red, Seafoam, Pink, Navy, etc.

S'well

S'well not only has solid colors but a variety of patterns that appear to come out seasonally!

Caps & Lids

Amazon
Yeti has a variety of lids, include sip lid, tumbler lid, magslide lid, and the bottle straw lid. 
S'well

S'well places a high emphasis on design rather than function and they offer a variety of caps and lids for their products. They also come in multiple color-ways.

Do they keep drinks hot/cold?

In my personal experience, I have found my Yeti does a fantastic job at keeping cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot for extended periods of time. My S'well bottle has a very small opening so I can't fit ice cubes in it, so I have noticed it doesn't keep drinks cold for as long as the Yeti.

Which one is for you?

  • If you are looking for something stylish and sleek, I recommend the S'well Bottle
  • If you want function and volume, The YETI Rambler is the best option

What water bottle is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!