Saturday, September 29, 2012

Let's Talk Hair

Here's the deal: I've always had good hair. I don't mean to brag. My skin has always been pretty lackluster (mild to moderate acne since I was 11), but God gave me great hair. The color is awesome, it's thick, and it can pretty easily be straight or wavy. I'm used to only having to wash it twice to three times a week without it looking bad, and usually don't really HAVE to style it.

Recently, my hair has started hating me. I wash my hair, and by the next day, the back is stringy and oily. I'm only 85% freaking out about it.

Maybe karma has come around, or maybe this is just a hormonal transition, but if anyone has a remedy to this issue: FIRE AWAY! Yesterday I washed it at 4pm, put in volumizing mousse, blow dried it, and sprayed a hint of dry shampoo, and NOTHING. I tried changing shampoos, nothing. All I can say is, BOOO! This is becoming a problem!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Grassy Knolls

Last weekend, Scotty and I hung out at the park on a nice grassy knoll with our Book of Questions to just enjoy some fall weather. You know, since Fall normally lasts about two weeks...

This year, Autumn seems to be sticking around a little while longer, thankfully!! I'm thoroughly pleased to wear my light sweaters, eat apples with caramel dip, and plan a trip to the orchard for upcoming weeks. 

The day after our little park rendez-vous, Scott just reclined down the street after morning brunch...

Basically, just some random happenings in our day-to-day lives!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Face Worth a Fortune

Today I spent about a million dollars on makeup.

A million is a bit of an exaggeration.

I've been breaking out even more and worse than usual, so I knew I had to finally be a big girl and buy some real make up. If you have good enough skin to not go that route (or are on the cusp), good for you! But for me, I finally needed to get something good for my skin and would make me look and feel good.

I went with Stila products. I just got the primer (which is amazing) and their foundation/concealer combo. The primer helps create a breathable barrier between your skin and any other makeup. It reduces redness and brightens my complexion. Even after just the primer my face looked so much better. It helps nourish the skin, too! The foundation is also 'oxygenated' which helps keep your skin 'breathing' and not completely suffocated (which leads to more breakouts). The concealer just adds the extra coverage over my real problem pimples. Basically, with these products, I look like my skin is fresh and (mostly) flawless!

Although I'm still reeling from spending so much on just two products, I'm glad I finally made the plunge!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012


"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall..." The Great Gatsby.

Oh, how true that is. This fall is the first time I haven't been going back to school. It is honestly so refreshing and much more enjoyable. Each day is so much more invigorating when I breathe in the crisp morning air. It is truly more beautiful than I can say.

It will be too lovely when the leaves change.