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Unboxing: Target Fall 2014 Beauty Box

A little while ago I purchased the Target Fall 2014 Beauty Box. 
This box costs $7.00 dollars and includes free shipping. 
You can still buy the box HERE if you are interested!

Keep reading for a look inside the Target Fall 2014 Beauty Box


Secret Santa Swap 2014


It is October 26th.  I know many of you are already have the holiday season on your minds.
I know am I ready to start preparing for the holiday season, whether it is buying gifts, decorations, Christmas music, baking, etc
This year I wanted to do something very special on the blog:

I have decided to host a Secret Santa swap!

1.  I will need to know some basic stuff about you. Your name, address, favorite things. Your private info will only be visible to me (your host) and your Secret Santa. Fill out the form below!

2. Deadlines

Sign up by November 10, 2014
Your Secret Santa match will be e-mailed to you by November 24, 2014
You have until December 15, 2014 to buy and send your gift
This swap will be international, so keep that in mind when shipping your packages!

3. Read you partner's blog, twitter, instagram, pinterest, etc to get to know them!

4. Let's keep the gifts below $50 and when you get your gift,
blog about what you got from your Secret Santa, or show it off on instagram!

And spread the word you guys-we can find new bloggers and spread christmas cheer! 



If you haven't seen me post across social media, I finally got my hair cut! I had about 1.5 inches cut off to get rid of all the dead/split ends. I went to a new salon I found, thanks to Groupon. The salon I went to is called Executive Cuts and there are located very close to my apartment. If you are from the Albany/Latham/Loudonville area, I highly recommend!!


Fall Makeup Swap with Rachel

This weekend I finally got my makeup swap package from Rachel. We decided to do a swap a little while back and I finally got my package. Unfortunately, we both had issues with shipping, so most of the products we both sent got destroyed by the post office. These products pictured, however, did mange the trip from overseas. I am super excited to the try CC Cream and Mascara Rachel sent me in this swap. Doesn't this Sleek palette look amazing?

I am thinking of hosting a holiday/Christmas swap, if you're interested comment below!


Easy Breakfast: Special K Protein Breakfast Shake

I am not a morning person at all. I found these Special K Protein Breakfast Shakes at my local grocery store and they have a changed my eating habits in the morning. I used to be making trips to Dunkin Donuts or others coffee shops everyday eating crap for breakfast but now I am trying to be healthier. These shakes are so easy, all you have to do is refrigerate and shake! I also love these because they contain as much caffeine as a cup of coffee! These are a staple in my diet! They taste just like a cappuccino and they are the perfect consistency! If you're looking for quick and healthy alternative, you HAVE to try these Special K Protein shakes! They are 180 calories and contain a 1/3 of your daily value of key vitamins and minerals.

You can buy a four pack for about $7.00 USD

What do you like to eat or drink for breakfast?


Nail of the Day: Julep Janel

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When I got this nail polish in my Julep Box, I got really excited! I love polishes that are this pink-red tone. I didn't do a very good job on painting my nails but this color was amazing! I love the formula and it was opaque in one coat! 
I can't wait to use the rest of my Julep polishes!
If you are interested in Julep, check out their website at www.julep.com


Beauty Blogger Bunch Giveaway- Jaclyn Hill's Top MAC Blushes

Welcome to The Beauty Blogger Bunch's quarterly giveaway! We are giving away a customized MAC blush palette that just so happens to be the top favorite blushes of none other than Jacyln Hill! 

This giveaway is open worldwide and will end on October 31st! 

If you are interested in joining The Beauty Blogger Bunch apply HERE!

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Outfit of the Day [October 10, 2014]

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Sweater: Old Navy
Cropped Pants: JC Penney
Black Flats: Marshalls
Bracelet: Jewelmint
Purse: Vera Bradley

I hope you have all had a great October so far! Mine has been pretty boring but I am hoping that will change over the next several weeks! Today I wore a pretty basic outfit, featuring a sweater from Old Navy and a pari of cropper pants from Jc Penney. These are really cropped but because I am only 5'2" they are normal length for me. I decided to wear minimal jewelry and just stick to a bracelet and my engagement ring.  P.S. I am working on rearranging my spare room :)

Do you have any exciting weekend plans?


Currently: October 2014


READING: The Maze Runner (still....)
WATCHING: 90210 on Netlifx
DREAMING of owning my own home
PLANNING our honeymoon 
WISHING for good health
PINNING recipes and wedding stuff
REDISCOVERING a healthy diet
TRYING to eat healthier and workout regularly
COOKING Amy's Burritos
STRUGGLING to eat healthy
ENJOYING fall weather
SEARCHING for fall festivals to attend