Daiso Haul

fullsizeoutput_768When I lived in Asia I used to love going to the Daiso, but when I moved back to the states their weren’t any. When I heard that the Diaso was now in the states I was really excited and wanted to go immediately. It looked and smelled just like the one I used to go to and honestly made me miss Asia a bit. It used to be that everything their was two dollars and I’m not sure if it’s because tax or shipping, but the prices tend to vary a bit more here. Most of the stuff I got was two dollars, but I got one item that was four.

fullsizeoutput_777fullsizeoutput_769I got this to use as a makeup bag. I’m not really sure if that is it’s intended use, as I can’t speak whatever language was on the tag, but it works really well as one.

fullsizeoutput_76afullsizeoutput_776I got a few things for my office. The first thing I got was these really cute gold paper clips that say love. I also got folders to help keep organized. I know it’s no longer summer, but the gold pineapples were so cute I decided to get the folder anyway.

fullsizeoutput_773I don’t have a lot of fall or winter clothes, so I got this hat. It was only four dollars and I thought it would be a good idea to have one as it snows in the winter where I currently live. I have been looking for a hat like this for about a year and a half and I guess I was looking in the wrong places. Now I really want winter to come so I can wear this hat, but at the same time I hate the cold and wish it would be warm year round.

 

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TOULON Dead Sea Mud Mask Review

I started breaking out a little over a week ago and it hasn’t been getting better. I bought this mask a few weeks ago and just haven’t gotten around to trying it, but now seems like a good time. It’s pure mud so it doesn’t smell the best, but on the plus side you know it’s all natural. Before putting it on my face I put it on my arm, waited 10 minutes, washed it off, and waited to make sure I didn’t have any reaction or irritation. I was surprised by how well it worked. I’ve only used it once and I already see a slight difference. The biggest plus is it didn’t irritate my skin. I’m going to use it once a week for the next three weeks to see how well it works.fullsizeoutput_6da

I’ve been using it for two weeks now and I love it so far. When it dries you can see the oil from your pores and it makes my skin feel so good. I have noticed a slight difference and I’m hoping my skin keeps improving. fullsizeoutput_6db

It has now been three weeks and I absolutely love this mask. I have really bad acne on my right cheek and when I first put on the mask it would sting a little in that area, but it didn’t leave any redness or anything. I have seen some improvement in my skin and will continue using this mask. To me the improvement I saw was definitely worth the eleven bucks I paid. I would rebuy this product, it of course didn’t completely clear up my acne, but I wouldn’t expect one face mask to. fullsizeoutput_6d9

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2 DIY Lip Scrubs

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So recently I binged watched a ton of YouTube videos and discovered lip scrubs. I honestly have no idea how I’ve never heard of them before. After I found out about them I started trying different recipes, altered them slightly to my preference, and ended up with too that I really like. 
Ingredients:

1 1/2 tsp Brown sugar

1 tsp Coconut oil or olive oil

2 drops of honey (optional)fullsizeoutput_635I used way to much honey in the batch I made for the pictures, but on the bright side the pictures turned out pretty.

Take all your ingredients and mix them together; once everything is well mixed put your mixture into a small container and you have lip scrub.fullsizeoutput_636IMG_6383fullsizeoutput_637

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 tsp Sugar

1 tsp Coconut oil

1 drop of lemon essential oil

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Their was a really cute bunny in my backyard while I was taking photos for this post!fullsizeoutput_638

 

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Beauty Products Mini Haul+Review

fullsizeoutput_61b.jpegSomehow whenever I go to get just a few things from the store I end up leaving with way more then I planned. I recently needed to get more concealer and walked out with notebooks and a few beauty products. Since I got some new products I decided to try them and do a quick review.fullsizeoutput_61aIMG_6291IMG_6302 Translucent Powder- E.L.F. has really good prices and so when I’m at the store I think it’s only $5, or something around their I can totally afford it, and then I walk out with a bunch of makeup products that I don’t need. I’ve never used a translucent powder before this one. I wasn’t a huge fan of the powder, maybe it’s because I’ve never used it before, but it made the concealer under my eyes feel a bit cakey.fullsizeoutput_617IMG_6299Usually by the end of the day I have more eyeshadow under my eyes then on my eyelids and truth be told I didn’t think setting spray would help, but I was very wrong. On the first day I tried this I was running around, I was taking pictures outside, finishing some things for school, basically just sweating and really testing this product out. After running around all day I checked my makeup and their was a little mascara under my eyes, but everything else was still in place. I was really surprised by how well this product worked, especially for he price. This will be going into my everyday makeup routine. fullsizeoutput_633.jpegDry Shampoo- So while I was walking up and down the isles at the drug store I saw this, it’s a little bottle of dry shampoo. I’ve been looking for a really good dry shampoo and decided to try this one out. It works really well. It gave my hair a lot of volume and it didn’t leave white streaks or specks after using it like a lot of dry shampoos. By the end of the day my hair was looking oily again, but I just put a little more in and the problem was fixed. Their is down side which is it smells like hairspray. This is the first dry shampoo I’ve used that smells like hairspray, usually they have a scent, but the smell did fade a bit after a few minutes. Besides the smell this is one of the best dry shampoos I have used. fullsizeoutput_619

E.L.F. perfect finishing hd powder- https://www.elfcosmetics.com/p/perfect-finish-hd-powder

E.L.F. mist setting spray- https://www.elfcosmetics.com/p/makeup-mist-and-set

Not Your Mothers refreshing dry shampoo- https://www.amazon.com/Not-Your-Mothers-Shampoo-Clean/dp/B0057NE7NQ

 

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Ardell Individuals Eyelashes Review

fullsizeoutput_601fullsizeoutput_5e7I suck at applying false lashes, but I decided to try individuals because I was told that they can be easier to apply. These went on so easily; I was completely shocked. I put four on each eye and you can’t really tell that I’m wearing falsies. They definitely give me fuller looking lashes and are great for an everyday look. I asked my parents if they could tell I was wearing flashes and they had no idea. The other thing I was surprised by was how comfortable they were, I took them off a few hours before I took off my makeup just because I was just sitting in front of my computer at home and when I went to take off the rest of my eye makeup I still had one of them on(at first I just thought my lashes were falling off and freaked out a bit).

Eye lash reivew 4eyelash review 5eyelash Review 2They do not come with glue, so you will need to purchase it separately, I just used my E.L.F. eyelash glue and it worked perfectly. I really cannot tell you just how easy these were to apply, I now want to try more from this brand.

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5 Detox Water Recipes and Benefits

fullsizeoutput_381Raspberries, blueberries, and mint:

Instructions: Rinse the blueberries, mint, and raspberries and put them in a container. Pour water in the container and leave it overnight.

 

fullsizeoutput_5f6Cucumber and lemon: This is great for boosting your immune system, keeping you hydrated, and removes harmful toxins from your body. You can add meant to this one if you would like.

Instructions: Cut up the lemon and cumber and add everything to your container. This one does’t need long, I usually let it sit for half an hour and it’s plenty strong.

 

Raspberries, cucumber, and mint: It will boost your metabolism and flush out toxins. Its a great detox water to have if your felling a bit sluggish.

 

fullsizeoutput_4acLemon, blueberry, and raspberry: I recommend this one if you feel like your gonna get sick, or it’s flu season. It has lots of vitamin c

 

Red ApplesApple Detox water: The apple will act as an energy booster, I like to have it around one in the afternoon when I’m starting to slow down. This drink also bust your metabolism and has lots of antioxidents. You can add a pinch of cinnamon if you want, I personally like it plain, but it depends on you preference.

Instructions: Cut 5 thin slices of a sweet apple(you can add more if you want)add water and let sit for at least ten minutes. If you want it to be stronger make it up the night before and leave it in the fridge overnight.

 

Water can get a bit boring sometimes and fruit and herbs can add some flavor when I want something besides water to drink. Their refreshing and perfect for summer. I hope this was helpful x

 

How to get the perfect beach waves

Unfortunately summer is almost over, but I still have a little while longer to enjoy the warm weather. I’m obsessed with beach waves and have been wearing them most of the summer. I usually just use sea salt spray, but when I want lots of waves I follow the same steps.

I start by taking a shower and air dry my hair till it’s only slightly damp. I then spray my hair with sea salt spray. Here’s a link on how to make sea salt spray

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In the morning I let my hair out and leave it for a bit.

Sometimes I’ll use hair spray to make the waves stay better. These pictures were taken in the afternoon and I didn’t use any hairspray. The hair lasted about a day and a half before it lost the waves.

This my last summer post:(  I’m about to start back to school post and I’m already missing summer post.fullsizeoutput_559fullsizeoutput_55b

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My June Favorites

fullsizeoutput_5c8fullsizeoutput_5cbFavorite Blogger this Month: The Fashion Arrowfullsizeoutput_5c6fullsizeoutput_5c4Makeup: 

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara- This has become my go-to mascara. It almost looks like I’m wearing false lashes. Right now I only have a travel sized bottle, but I plan on purchasing a full sized one soon. I am looking for a more natural mascara for summer though.

Too Faced Funfetti Blush- I’m not a huge fan of blush, but I love this one. I decided to give blush another chance since its summer and it would be nice to have some color on my cheeks. I just use a little as it’s extremely easy to use to much. It has a beautiful color and suits me well.

E.L.F. Liquid Eyeshadow- I love this, the color is beautiful, and I find it so easy to use.

E.L.F. Concealer- This concealer looks so natural and I find it perfect for summer

fullsizeoutput_5baSkincare: I’ve been using rose water for a few months now as a toner. The rose water makes my skin feel refreshed and has helped reduce redness and even out my skin tone. I started using a toner because I wanted to take better care of my skin and I’m happy I did it has really helped my skin.

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Foot Jewelry-I only discovered foot jewelry recently, but I immediately became obsessed with it. If you want to check out my post on DIY foot jewelry you can click here.

Hair Rings- These are so cute during summer! I love French braiding my hair during summer and the hair rings complete the look.

Polaroid Camera- I plan on taking lots of polaroids this summer

Skateboard- This is my first skateboard ever and I’m so excited to learn(and also terrified).

Why Don’t We- This band was in my recommendations on Youtube, so I listened to one of their songs, and then immediately listened to most of their songs. I highly recommend them if your into pop music and are looking for some new music to listen to.
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DIY Foot Jewelry

fullsizeoutput_57afullsizeoutput_578fullsizeoutput_579What you’ll need:

  • Chain
  • Yarn, ribbon, or clasp
  • Charms
  • Scissors
  • (Optional) jewelry tools, this will make it easier, but you can just use scissors

Instructions:

Step 1- Measure around your second toe to where you want the chain to connect to the charm and cut the chain to that length. If your making two use the first one as a guide to make sure their the same length.

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Step 2- Open the ring on your charm and connect the chain. DIY Foot Jewelry 2DIY Foot Jewelry

Step 3- I cut two pieces of chain for each one and decided how many times I wanted the chain to wrap around my ankle. DIY Foot Jewelry 4

Step 4- Open the other side of your charm and connect the chains.DIY Foot jewelry 6.png

Step 5- Cut a piece of yarn and thread in through the chain, you can also use clasp if you have them, and your done.DIY Foot Jewelry 8

 

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What you’ll need:

  • Charm
  • chain
  • yarn or string
  • clasp
  • Scissors

Instructions:

Step 1- Step one is the same, measure around your toe to where you want the charm to connect. I’m using an old necklace chain for this one, so I’m also taking off the clasp before I start

Step 2- Connect the chain to the bottom of the charmDIY Foot Jewelry 7.png

Step 3- Cut two pieces of chain to fit around your ankle

Step 4- Connect the chain to the other side of the charm

Step 5- Attach the clasp

Step 6- Cut two pieces of yarn or string to wrap around your ankle. Attach the yarn or string to the charm and your are finished. I also put a bit of hot glue on the nots to make sure they wouldn’t come loss or frayDIY Foot jewelry 5

 

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Hope you found this helpful and have a great summer! x

DIY Sea Salt Spray

fullsizeoutput_55fIt’s summer! Every summer when I was a kid my grandma would take me and my cousin  to the beach, some of my favorite memories with her are at the beach. Sea salt spray is a must-have for me during summer; it gives my hair beach waves and the smell always brings back great memories for me. Sea salt spray isn’t expensive, but it is cheaper to make and by making it you can customize it to suit you. I love beach waves and plan on having them most of this summer. fullsizeoutput_555fullsizeoutput_557What you’ll need:

  1. 1/2 cup warm water
  2. 1 1/2 tab Epsom salt
  3. 1/4 tea of conditioner or coconut oil
  4. (Optional) a few drops of essential oil, a pinch of sea salt, or a few drops of almond oil
  5. Small spray bottle

Instructions: Mix everything together and pour into spray bottle.

To use start with dampening your hair, then shake the bottle to make sure everything is mixed. Divide your hair and spray each section. Then scrunch your hair and your done!!
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