Hello! Today was finally pretty warm outside, I am not of fan of winter so it felt nice to know spring is right around the corner. Because of the weather I wanted to take advantage and wear something a little more springy looking, so I wore my new top I just recently got from Hollister. I love this top I this it is so unique, it is a coral plaid that twist in the front. I wore it with a white tank underneath, boyfriend jeans, white sandals, and I accessorized with gold necklaces. For my hair I wore it in a low bun in the back, and loosely curled a few pieces in the front. Then for makeup I wore bronze eyeshadow, and a berry lip. -k.sha
I am sure by now you have heard of the Netflix reboot of Full House, called Fuller House. Like everyone on the planet Full House has always been a favorite of mine, so I have been following Fuller House since they first announced the remake. Fuller House premiered this past Friday, and though I was excited to watch I couldn't help but wonder could this really live up to the original? After watching Fuller House I feel like it gives you everything you expect from a Full House reboot. Almost all of the characters returned, which made it feel more like the original, and I love the concept of D.J., Kimmy, and Stephanie now being the ones living together taking care of their kids. I love how older shows are coming back, especially shows like Full House that are such a classic. I really am enjoying Fuller House, and I really hope it gets picked up for more seasons. -k.sha
I love to shop, one of my favorite parts about shopping is finding a great deal. This week I went to the mall and I got some great deals form JcPenney's and Hollister. Hollister had a lot of super cute things on clearance, and everything on clearance was an additional 50% off. I got two T-shirts they where each already on sale for $9.99, but with the additional 50% off I got them for only $4.99 each, which is a awesome deal. I thought they would be super cute in the summer with shorts, and the navy one has lace detail on the side which I thought gave it a little something extra. Then at Hollister I got a super cute plaid top, the front of this top has a twist which I thought looked really unique. This plaid top was already on sale for $29.99, and with the 50% off I got it for only $15, I thought that was a good deal especially since the top is super cute. Lastly I went to JcPenney's I received a $10 off coupon in the mail, I found the grey sweater with the big buttons down the front and the tan lace at the bottom, which I thought was pretty cute. The sweater was already on sale for $11.49, with my $10 off coupon I only ended up paying $1.49! A pretty good deal if you ask me. So my shopping trip to the mall only cost me $26.47, and I got four nice pieces of clothing. -k.sha
I am a huge fan of NYX lipsticks and lipgloss! My favorite is their Butter lines, they have Butter Glosses, and Butter Lipsticks. They both are moisturizing and offer a lot of color, it just depends if you want a glossy look or not. I recently picked up a new shade of the NYX Butter Lipstick in the shade Razzle. I love this shade it is like a super bright neon pink, and since I am the type of person who loves bold and bright lip colors this shade was perfect for me. It's the type of color you want to wear when you want to stand out! -k.sha
I am all about my coffee, and I love when Starbucks releases a new flavor to try. On Tuesday Starbucks came out with there newest drink, a Smoked Butterscotch Latte. Butterscotch candy has always been a favorite of mine, I always think it is like the "better" version of caramel, because it taste similar but not as sweet. So I have been hoping for awhile Starbucks would take on a butterscotch drink. The Smoked Butterscotch Latte has a Smoked Butterscotch sauce, and a Smoked Butterscotch candy topping, yum! So did it taste as good as I thought it would?.... Yes, I loved it, the only negative would be once again this is a limited edition flavor(now through March 21), so there is only a short period of time to enjoy the smoked butterscotch goodness! -k.sha
Hey! Today I wore my new winter favorite fashion obsession, puffer vest. I love them and I bought a few this winter, they are casual but have a preppy sophisticated look to them. The one I wore today is my favorite, I got it from Macy's it is the brand American Rag and I got it on clearance for only $19, which was a really good deal! It is a pretty taupe color, which I thought was really unusual looking, and it has a hood with the fur lining. I paired it with a navy thermal, plain black books, and dark wash jeans. I added my plaid navy, red, and tan scarf, which I thought really pulled the look together. I loosely curled my hair and pulled two pieces back, then for my makeup I wore brown and gold eyeshadow, and a red glossy lip. -k.sha
Hello. As you know I am a huge Starbucks fan, I have to have my coffee! So when I heard Starbucks was releasing a new limited edition drink for Valentine's Day I knew I wanted to try it. The drink flavor is Molten Chocolate, and it comes in three forms a Frappuccino, Latte, and Hot Chocolate, and they are only available until February 14, so time is almost up! I ordered the Frappuccino, because it sounded the best with the flavors to me. The Molten Chocolate Frappuccino is basically a Mocha Frappuccino, with chocolate chips blended in, then it is topped with a mocha espresso drizzle and a mocha espresso whipped cream. Sound amazing right? It was defiantly a chocolate espresso lovers dream. My only complaint is they are only one the menu for a few more days, so enjoy them while you can! Have you had a chance to try the limited edition Molten Chocolate drinks from Starbucks? If so what did you think? -k.sha
So today is the Super Bowl, and one of the biggest parts of the Super Bowl is all the food. But it becomes hard to eat and enjoy your food, and worry about eating healthy at the same time. So I have come up with a few small ways to make it a little easier. We all know that pizza is a Super Bowl must have to keep it healthier I ordered a gluten-free crust, but you could also go with whole wheat depending on your preference. For the toppings I went with a seafood pizza(clams and shrimp) which is a lot healthier than a meat lovers. You could also opt for a veggie lovers which is another favorite of mine. People love to have subs at a Super Bowl party so I recommend starting with either a gluten free or whole wheat bun. My choice of lunch meat is always Prima Della turkey, which they sell at Walmart, I love the quality, and it is also gluten free. For topping on your sub stick to your veggies, I like kalamata olives and artichokes, and I always cheat and put a thin slice of cheese on my sub. A great way to keep the subs on the healthier side is portion control, I cut mine into small little subs, which is also great for a party. While you are watching the game it becomes easy to want to snack, so a healthy go to is a veggie tray. I have baby tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, and carrots on my veggie trey, so now you can snack away without the guilt. I love the choices I made for my Super Bowl food! -K.sha
Hey all! I am a huge macaron fan, they are one of my favorite things to have when I want to treat myself with something sweet. So when I found a 6 pack of LOOKA Macarons from my local Walmart I was really happy. In this package there are 2 Vanilla, 2 Raspberry, and 2 Pistachio macarons. My favorite is the raspberry, but I am a sucker for anything raspberry! These are great because there are not too many in the package, and you can freeze them and eat one here and there as you want. I also like how it is a portion controlled snack. I am really enjoying these LOOKA Macarons, have you ever tried LOOKA Macarons? If so what did you think? -K.sha
Trying to eat a mainly gluten free diet is hard. There are foods you want to cook and without all the right ingredients sometimes you can't always make that particular thing. I was really relieved to find McCormick Gluten-Free Gravy and Seasonings, because with these packets its so much easier to create the recipe you want. I use the brown gravy a lot for beef and gravy, a favorite of mine, but the gravy's also come in turkey. They also have seasoning packets with flavors like taco, spaghetti, or meatloaf and once you quickly add them to you dish they create a ton of flavor! I love using McCormick's Gluten-Free Gravy & Seasoning Packs to cook with, have you ever tried them? If you have any thoughts? -k.sha
Hello! Today I want to tell you all about my Apple Watch, I bet you are wondering what does an Apple Watch do? I know this because I was wondering the same thing before I got mine. I got the Apple Watch Sports Edition 38mm in Rose Gold with the Lavender Band. I fell in love with the Apple Watch from the first time I used it, and I defiantly do not regret getting it. I choose the Rose Gold color, because I think it looks very classy, and it goes well with most outfits. The watch came with the Lavender Sports band, I really like the color of the band, and I love how you can take the band off to change it if you want. So far I haven't found too many Rose Gold bands so I am waiting until I find one I love to buy another one. There is so much you can do on your Apple Watch, one of my favorites is the Activity App. The Apple Watch tracks your steps, how much you move, and if you stand each hour. The watch also can take you heart rate, which is super handy to have especially when you are working out. You can use your watch as a remote for you Apple TV, or control your music on your phone, which is nice if you are the type of person who can never find the remote( I would be pretty hard to loose one inside your watch!). If you are a big couponer like me, Kohl's has there rewards app on the watch for easy use at checkout, also Target Cartwheel is on the Apple Watch so you don't have to fool with your phone while in line. Another favorite of mine is you can quickly check your social media accounts like Twitter, or Instagram right on the watch. What I have named is just the beginning there is so much you can do on the Apple Watch, I am not sure how I have gone without it all these years. What is your thoughts on the Apple Watch? Do you love it as much as I do, or are you not that into the idea? -K.sha
I love music, it changes my mood, and the right song can motivate me to get going, and get things I need to do done. That's why having a great playlist is so important to me. Here are four of my favorite songs from my current playlist! -K.sha
Sinful Colors is my all time favorite nail polish. I have tried many brands and for the price nothing else compares. Usually you can get a bottle of Sinful Colors polish for $1.99. I just recently found a new color while shopping at Walgreens, the shade is called Cherry Blossom. I was really drawn to this color because it is a bright, but not to bright pink. I also loved the shine this color had, and I think this would be a great color for Valentines Day! -K.sha
Recently bareMinerals has come out with a new skin care line. The star of the line is Skinlongevity. I am always hesitant to try a new product so I was really happy to receive a sample. This product is supposed to do four things "Empower, Replenish, Renew, and Fortify". Skinlongevity is supposed make your skin look bright and glow, while hydrating, and helping get rid of the look of wrinkles. The first thing I noticed when I used it was the smell of ginger, since this product has Ginger Extracts (along with Long Life Herb, and California Poppy) the smell of ginger really came through. My skin felt refreshed after using the product, and thought my skin looked glowing, the product didn't feel greasy. The only negative I would have for this product is the price, $48 seems a little price, especially compared the the rest of barMinerals products. Overall I liked this product, I would love to know if you have tried it, and if so what you thought? -K.sha
I love to take pictures, and the majority of the pictures I take come form my iPhone, because it is always there when I need to snap a quick picture. So I really wanted to get some different lenses for my phone so I could take different types of photos. I looked in to different brands and the one I like the best for the price was the Photojojo lenses. For $49 you get four different lenses, which is really a good deal. The only drawback to the Photojojo lenses is they come with a magnetic strip you have to place on your phone, and the lenses attach magnetically to the strip. Which means you have to remove you cell phone case anytime you want to use the lenses. But other than that they work great, and the come with lens caps so your lenses won't get scratched when you carry them. Below I have examples of pictures from each lens.
Telephoto Lens 2x
Above is an example of the Telephoto Lens 2x. To the left is a picture taken without any lens, and to the right is the same shot with the Telephoto Lens 2x. This lens is basically a zoom lens, which is great when you want to take a picture from far away.
The Fisheye Lens makes everything look like it is almost in a bubble, and makes everything zoom out a little. The picture to the left is taken without any lenses, where the picture to the right is taken from the same place but with the Fisheye Lens lens.
The Wide Angle Lens was the Lens I was most excited to get. Basically it makes the picture "wider" by showing more on each side. As you can see on the left side without the lens you loose a lot of the room, verses the right picture where if you look closely there is a lot more on both sides of the picture.
The Macro Lens is actually combined with the WideAngle Lens. When you are ready to use it you just take the top part of the lens off by unscrewing it. When you first look out of the Macro Lens you won't see anything but a big blur. But if you zoom in close to a detail, it will become clearer, and then everything surrounding it will remain blurry, which can make you some really cool pictures. To the left you can see a sweater knit hat with pearls on it, if you take the same picture with the Macro Lens it makes the pearl clear and the sweater part blurry.
I don't know about you but I love a bold lip color, but I also love a good shinny gloss. That why NYX Butter Gloss is one of my all time favorite glosses, it has a great shine, but still maintains that bold color I love. The shades I have are Raspberry Tart- which is a berry shade, Red Velvet- a bright red color, Sugar Cookie- a neon pink color, and Strawberry Parfait- a simple hot pink. I am a fan of purple lipsticks, so I love the Raspberry Tart color, because it has that berry shade without being to dark or over the top. A red lip is always a classic choice, and just like the purple I like wearing this shade in a Butter Gloss so it doesn't look too over the top. Sugar Cookie might look like a really neon color, but on it is really pretty, and gives your lips a real pop. You really can't go wrong with a hot pink lip, which is why Sugar Cookie has become one of my new favorite shades. Butter Gloss by NYX is defiantly my go to lip product, you really can't go wrong with a bold color mixed with some shinny gloss! Have you ever tried NYX Butter Gloss? Which shade is your favorite? -K.sha
As soon as I heard Rachel Platten's new single Fight Song last spring I thought two things: this girl can totally sing, and when is her full album coming out. Well this past Friday January 1st Rachel Platten's full album Wildfire did come out and it totally lived up to Fight Song. Rachel Platten has such strong vocals and when you combine that with her inspiring lyrics, you can't go wrong. I love every song on this album, and I have been listening to it nonstop since Friday. Have you heard Rachel Platten's new album Wildfire? If so where you as blown away by it as I was? -K.sha
So with 2015 coming to an end, everyone on Instagram is trying to find out what there best nine of 2015 is. How do you do that you may wonder? All you do is go to http://2015bestnine.com and you can type in your Instagram username, then it will create a picture including your top nine posts. Also it tells you the total likes on your pictures for 2015. You can then post this picture on Instagram with the hashtag #2015bestnine -k.sha
Hey there! I have always loved to draw, sketch, and write, and I am all about all things technology, so when I saw the Pencil by FiftyThree, I totally wanted one. The one I have is the Graphite, but it also comes in Gold, and Walnut. Basically it is a bluetooth stylus that connects to different apps on your iPhone or iPad, which allows you to draw. FiftyThree has there own app called Paper, get it "Pencil and Paper". Not only can you draw but you can use the opposite side of the stylus to erase, and you can use your own finger to smudge the drawing, pretty cool huh? You can also just use this as a regular stylus. One of my favorite features is the ability to draw on top of pictures I have taken to add my own touch! I love my Pencil by FiftyThree, and anyone who loves to draw should defiantly have one. -k.sha
The day is finally here, it's Christmas Eve!!! This year I wore a deep red burgundy velour dress I got last year from Aeropostale in the Bethany Mota section. I love this dress for Christmas, the back is low cut, and the fabric just looks so perfect at Christmas. With it I wore gold accessories, and my black flats with gold chains. I wore my hair half up half down and loose curls. I wore gold eyeshadow, and a red lip to finish off the look! I hope you all have a Merry Christmas! -k.sha
Every year at Christmas time, me and my mom bake sugar cookies, it has become a tradition. This year I wanted to do something other than just plain sugar cookies, to make them taste more interesting and different, than the same old thing. Since I had just made Gluten Free Cranberry Bliss Bars, I was inspired to make Gluten Free Cranberry Bliss Sugar Cookies! These are really simple to make and are great if you don't like to eat gluten.
Hey y'all! Today I wore one of my new favorite fashion obsessions puffer vest. I have already bought three this year, I can't get enough. This one came from Aeropostale, it is navy. Underneath it I wore a new thermal shirt I also recently got from Aeropostale, the top is red, with tan and navy flowers on it, so I thought it wen well under the vest. I also wore a light wash jean, tan boot cuffs, black boots, and gold accessories. I curled my hair with the 1inch curling iron to make it look wavy, wore bronze and copper eyeshadow, and a red lip! What do you think of puffer vest? Are you as obsessed with them as I am? -k.sha
I don't know about you but I LOVE Cranberry Bliss Bars from Starbucks! But since I try to minimize the amount of gluten in my diet, I never get them. So I came up with copycat gluten free recipe, that does not only taste similar to the original, but it is pretty easy to make. This is a great recipe to make around the holidays, or any time of the year when you want a gluten free sweet treat! To make the recipe simple I used Betty Crocker Yellow Gluten Free Cake Mix as the base, and then added all the other ingredients to it.
The Bliss Bar
As a true coffee lover, one of my favorite things to get is a new coffee mug. My favorite kind of coffee mugs are the ones with lids, because even when I am staying home it keeps my coffee hot. As soon as I saw Starbucks new mug that was part of there Christmas line I knew I had to have it. It is white with multi-colored confetti, a green lid, and the words "BEST DAY EVER" in gold. I love drinking out of this mug because when I do I feel like I am going to have the best day ever no matter what, it's like happiness in a cup of coffee! -k.sha
Christmas is my favorite time of year, I love spending time with family, watching Christmas movies, eating all the holiday goodies, but one of my favorite parts is listening to Christmas music! I really wanted to share my Christmas playlist with you guys, these are my all time favorite Christmas songs. Some of them are new and some of them are a few years old but ether way they are amazing Christmas songs. -k.sha