Thursday, August 22, 2013

Back To Basics: 10 Easiest Pre-School Products


Hey Beauties!
Whether we want to admit it or not, school is starting again and if you're anything like me you might not always have a ton of time to get ready in the morning, so I've put together a list of my favorite, inexpensive, before school products. 

  1. NYX Natural Palette: This is one of my favorite palettes because it has enough colors to help make a variety of different natural, effortless looks. 
  2. Dream Bouncy Blush: When I first got this blush I wasn't really a fan because I hated the idea of putting blush on with just my fingers, but the more I've used this product, the more I love it. Where it is a little messier than using a brush it is also faster, so it will help decrease contouring time. 
  3. Yes To Cucumbers Face Towlettes: As many times as I've been told to take my makeup off before I went to bed, it never seems like a priority after a long day, so this is my saving grace. These wipes help to remove make up  (both eye and face) and reduce puffiness. Plus they smell great! 
  4. BB Cream: I wont say that I was late to indulge in the BB cream hype but after finishing up some other products I recently purchased the Maybelline 1-in-8 dream fresh BB cream and it is by far the quickest way to cover up, even out, and hydrate my skin in the morning. 
  5. Elf Eye Cream Pot and Brush: This kind of eye liner may seem like it is time consuming, however, once you get used to using a brush to put your eyeliner on, it makes for an easy smudge free way to create a huge variety of different looks. 
  6. Nivea Rasberry Rose Lip Butter: I have heard various gurus raving about this lip butter, and while the small tin is a little on the expensive size, I believe it is worth the price. The hydrating butter is not only easy but also tastes amazing! 
  7. Revlon ColorBurst: I have been using these lip butters for years and it has become one of my favorites. I have several colors but my favorite is by far the Red Velvet oxblood lip butter. I usually swipe this on after putting on my lip balm and don't have to worry about fussy lip liners or stains because the ColorBurst line is a mixture of effortless color and a hydrating balm. 
  8. Eyelash Curler: It doesn't matter if you go for an expensive curler or a cheap one, it is the easiest way to make your lashes pop without having to apply any mascara. 
  9. Loreal Original Voluminous Mascara: This mascara is accredited with being similar to the Dior Show mascara and is my favorite mascara. This mascara offers quick voluminous lashes that I would normally have to layer other mascaras to get. 
  10. LUSH Solid Perfume: While I love traditional perfume as much as the next girl sometimes in the morning I love having the ability to roll a little of this solid perfume on my collar bones and wrists and be set for the whole day!
So let us know what your favorite morning products are and what your back to school look is for this year! Also if there are any posts that you would like to see let us know! Feel free to comment below or get in touch with us on any of our other pages(: 

Xoxo Lilly


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Beach Bag



Hey Beauties! 
So weather you live in paradise or are just visiting for a few weeks, we all come to a point when we need to pack a beach bag and while its important to always have what you need sometimes we get bogged down trying to include everything! So here is a list of some of the best things to keep in your beach bag. 
  •  Sunnies: They come in all shapes and sizes but these aviators are some of my favorites and work well with almost every outfit 
  • Vera Bradley Wristlet: This wristlet is the best for almost every kind of occasion because while I love having a deep beach bag that will hold all of my beach needs, its nice to have all of the essentials like money, phone and my license in one place. 
  • Water: This one is forgotten most often but is usually the most important. While laying out on the beach, or at the pool, its easy to become dehydrated and its the best to have water handy. 
  • A Book: While I may love just laying out, sometime it can get boring and is the best time to pull out a summer read such as Eleanor and Park the book above. I've just added this to my bag and can't wait to get started on it. 
  • Sunscreen: I will honestly admit that there have been times I've forgone the protection and skipped the sunscreen but in the end this decision is only painful and may have long term effects so lather up, spay on or rub in that sunscreen. 
  • I-pod: One of the worst things is walking out of house without your i-pod and weather you have a fancy new i pod touch or a beat up nano like me its one of the most important things in the bag. 
  • Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray: (phew! the title's long but worth it) This is one of my favorite ways to get beachy hair, just spray in and scrunch your hair after a dip in the sea or the pool and you're good to go. 
  • Make-up Bag: There are many different things you can throw into your summer make up bag but I usually like to keep the makeup minimal, so I just throw in Maybelline's Mega Plush Mascara and Nivea's rasberry rose lip butter, and a make-up mirror. 

So comment below letting me know what you take with you to the beach ! 
xoxo Lilly 



Saturday, April 27, 2013

What's In My Purse!

Hey Beauties!

When I first started getting into watching videos on you tube and checking out peoples blogs one of my favorite videos to see were the What's In My Purse entries. So I thought that I would share with you guys what I keep in my purse on a day to day basis.

So first things first my actual bag I got from Forever 21 while in Florida last summer and I have pretty much been using it ever since! I love that it's deep and can carry everything I need without being gigantic. The neutral cream and brown leather go with pretty much any outfit I could possibly think of and the purse itself came with a long handle that I use sometimes when I need free hands and could use a cross body. 

These are the things that I keep in the front zipper pocket, I like having a bunch of mechanical pencils and pens and highlighters right up front so I can easily grab them. I also keep my keys in this pocket because I hate standing in my doorway freezing searching in the bottom of my bag for keys, so I keep them here so I can grab them when I need them. Lastly I have my favorite lip balm, it is the Kehils #1 Lip Balm and I love that when I first put it on it feels like it restores any cracks or dry spots in my lips without being to sticky. 

                                       
The next group of things I have are the things that I keep in the larger part of my purse. First I have my sunglasses and their case, I just recently got these glasses from Forever 21, they are the cutest pair of cat-eye sunglasses and I am crazy in love with them! Next is my Phone and my I-pod, both are pretty old but I love them and couldn't imagine leaving the house without either one. Then I have my black studded wallet which I also just recently got from Forever 21, it is a small studded clutch/wallet but it is the perfect size and matches the rest of my things. Lastly I have my Mint-Eucalyptus hand cream from Bath and Body Works, I keep this stuff on hand because it has crazy stress re-leaving powers, any time I'm at school or out and about and get super stressed out I put a little of this on and I'm good to go!


Finally I have the things that I keep in my make-up bag. My make-up bag right now is just a small brown Lancome bag. Some of the things that I keep in here are a stain stick that I got from target, small mini nail files from Tweezerman, a mini hand mirror from Forever 21, Ulta eye liner, hair ties, bobby pins, a lace headband from Claire's, pumpkin scented hand sanitizer, Cashmere Glow hand lotion from Bath and Body Works, tea tree oil face blotting paper, and finally lip products. Apart from my Kehils lip balm I have a Mentha Mint lip gloss from Bath and Body Works, and sheer pink Revlon Lip Butter, an Ulta trial size lip gloss and my Charolette Ronson lip stick and stain. 


So these are all of the things that I keep in my purse! Comment below telling us what you think or send us a link to the things that you keep in your purse! 

Xoxo Lilly <3


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spring OOTD (Again!) + My New Bike!

HELLO MY LOVES! <3

It seriously feels like FOREVER since the last time I blogged and I've really missed it soooo much!  I just wanna say sorry for the lack of posts but I've been pretty busy with school lately.  I'm gonna try my best to get back in the swing of things though!  I thought I'd just give you guys a little update and another spring OOTD (just cause) so enjoy! c:



Soooo, here's my outfit!  I know it's pretty similar to my last one but I thought I'd show you guys anyways :P  It's finally getting warmer here in Michigan and one day it got up to the mid 60's (which is basically shorts and t-shirt weather for us!) so I took the opportunity to bring out my favorite shorts!  This pair I actually made!  I got some ugly mom jeans, cut them to shorts, sewed lace on the front left side, sewed some ADORABLE lace bows on the back pockets (which you sadly can't see in this pic :c)  and tore them up a bit!  I paired them with a big, slouchy jumper from Target (along with a simple necklace), my new oxfords from Forever 21 and my little brown bag that I take EVERYWHERE!  I promise I'll try to change the next OOTD up a bit next time ;)
(For whatever reason I look kinda sad in this pic......)



I also wanted to show you guys something I think is really exciting.... MY NEW BIKE! I've been looking for a cute, vintage-looking bike for AGES and I finally found one that's not extremely expensive!!! <3  I can't even tell you how much I love my bike, it's just so cute!  I'll definitely be riding it everywhere this Spring/Summer!

I hope you guys enjoyed this quick post!  Feel free to contact me at any time because I'd loooove to get to know you and talk about cute things with you :3  

I hope you have a fantabulous week!

XOXO,
Rae <3

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Manicure Mania!

Hey lovelies,

Since its spring, or almost spring, and trends are changing but one of the best most over looked accessories of spring is a nice manicure. I've been online scouring my favorite sites and I've pulled together some of my favorite spring trends in nail manicures!

Floral:
One of the best things about spring is floral and a cute floral manicure can be a quick easy way to add a pop of floral to your outfit













































Nautical:
The next style is one of my personal favorites because weather you're spending the day at the beach or running around a city this manicure helps to always keep a little bit of the ocean with you





Pop Of Sparkle:
The final trend that I love during spring is adding a hint of a bright silver or gold to a normally single toned polish.


So send us your pic of your favorite spring time manicure and let us know what your favorite spring nail trends are!

Xoxo Lilly

Beautiful Boutique







Hey beauties!!

Hey ladies, so its probably spring for most of you, but sadly it's still warming up here, and spring style means new trends and new adventures in where you shop! For me personally spring is my favorite time to hit up cute local boutiques.

 I have been visiting some family in Minnesota over Spring Break and while we we're in town we went to the Mall Of America, and it was everything you would want the largest mall in the country to be.  I visited a ton of different stores but one of the stores that I fell in love with was Lola. Lola is associated with BCBG and has locations in Minnesota, Puerto Rico, Nevada, Flordia, Texas, and California. The clothes at Lola had a similar feel to Forever 21 but were slightly more expensive. There was everything from cute tanks and dresses, to light airy scarves, to beautiful prom like dresses. You can find out more about this line by liking them on FacebookTumblr, or their website, www.lola.com.


Another boutique I am currently obsessed with is Francesca's  There is one at my local mall and they also have many other locations across the county. This boutique is filled with unique dresses, beautiful sweaters and some of the coolest accessories. I love shopping here because they rarely have to many of the same piece so there is less of a risk of having the same outfit as everyone at school which tends to happen when I buy popular pieces from larger chain stores. So check out their website www.francescas.com and let me know what your favorite pieces from their spring collection are!


So next time you're walking through the mall stop into one of the cute storefronts and find something for spring! Tell us which boutiques you love and your favorite boutique finds. 

Xoxo Lilly

Friday, March 29, 2013

♡ Spring/Summer Outfit Ideas! ♡

Hello my lovelies!  
Today I'm gonna be showing you guys a few Spring/Summer pastel themed outfits I put together on Polyvore!  So this is a bit random but I hope you enjoy because I love making sets on Polyvore, it's sooo fun! I'm also absolutely adoring pastels so these outfits consist of mostly pastel themed pieces which is definitely trending right now.  'Tis the season for pastels! :)


"Pretty Pastels" by bellabelle9711 on Polyvore

This first outfit is definitely much dressier than the others but I think something similar to this would be perfect for Easter!  Sometimes my family will go out for a nice dinner on Easter and this look has Easter written all over it!  It's very simple, yet classy and very feminine.  My favorite part of this set are the nail polishes! I'm a huge nail polish junkie and these color are absolute PERFECTION.

"Casual Pastel" by bellabelle9711 on Polyvore

This next outfit is super cute and casual.  I'd wear something like this if I was going to the mall with friends or just hanging out!  This might be a bit colorful for some of you, but I personally love it and think it's such a fun outfit!  I'm absolutely in love with this cat sweater because I love cats more than anything (mine is currently curled up next to me c:).  




"Beach Casual" by bellabelle9711 on Polyvore

The last outfit is another casual one and I think this is my favorite out of all 3!  This would be perfect for going on an exciting summer adventure with a few friends.  Wearing your hair in a messy bun gives it a super laid back feel but all of the pink feminine touches help balance it out!  My favorite part of this set are definitely the pink heart sunnies :3 

I hope you enjoyed this quick post!!!  If you're feeling up to it, leave a comment telling me which outfit is your personal favorite :))

Happy Spring Break!!

XOXO,
Rae

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

March Favorites/My Everyday Makeup Products!

Hey beauties!

Today I'm gonna be telling you about the makeup products I use on a daily basis!  This is kind of like a mixture of an everyday makeup/march favorites/mini product review allll in one!  And........ I finally have a picture with GOOD QUALITY!!!! If you can't tell I'm pretty excited so lets start!


So here's all of the lovely products I put on my face everyday :3  From Maybelline to MAC, this mixture of makeup is what I use to achieve my everyday look.  All of these products I would DEFINITELY repurchase (which I have already done in the case of a few of them!) and highly recommend each and every one of these to everyone!  I'll tell you about each of them in the order that I use them c:

FACE:
  • I start off with my Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream (top right corner) which can be found in the makeup section of any local drugstore! I did a review on this here a while back when I first started blogging but overall I think it's great especially for a drugstore BB cream!  It doesn't completely give me the coverage I need but it does a wonderful job at evening out my skin tone.
  • Next, I conceal all of my lovely little spots and acne scars with my Revlon Photo Ready Concealer (top left corner) which can also be found at your local drugstore or Ulta!  I believe this is my second container of this concealer and I love it! I have very bad acne and scarring and it definitely helps cover everything up.
  • To set my BB cream and concealer, I use my MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation (bottom middle) which makes your skin look UH-mazing!  It's a bit pricy but I think it's definitely worth it since powders last for so long!
  • To give some warmth to my face, I use the Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder! This is another more expensive product but I love it sooo much and I'm definitely purchasing the full size when I finish my sample!
  • Last but not least for my face, I have my blusher!  I use my MAC Cream Blush in Ladyblush (bottom left) which is unfortunately discontinued :c  Don't worry though, because I have another favorite blush!  The only reason it's not in the picture is because I couldn't find it.... But it's the NARS Blush in Orgasm.  Terrible name, but it really is wonderful and I feel like it looks great with every skin tone!

EYES:
  • Before you put anything on your eyes, you alllways have to use a primer! Well you don't HAVE to but I definitely recommend it.  My favorite is the Urban Decay Primer Potion (middle left) which you've probably heard of if you're familiar with makeup.  It has a great reputation for a reason and it keeps my eyeshadow on all day!
  • For eyeshadow, my absolute favorite palette is my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (top middle)! There are sooo many different looks you can achieve with this palette but I usually stick to a simple, natural one.  I did an everyday makeup tutorial post a while ago here if you would like to see how I usually wear it!
  • I actually haven't been using pencil/gel/liquid eyeliner recently so I just line my eyes with a dark, matte brown shadow in my Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes Palette (bottom right).  Sometimes I'll also use the same color to fill in my brows a bit!
  • And now for my favorite product EVER! The Benefit They're Real Mascara (middle right)!!!  I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this mascara!  It makes my lashes look so luscious and long and ahh it's just perfect so you should definitely try it out if you haven't already!
LIPS:

  • Since I don't wear lipstick everyday, I usually wear lip balm to keep my lips nice n' soft!  If I want to add a pop of color, I love using my Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm in Pink Punch (top left).  It's such an adorable pink color and it can add a cute hint of color to a simple look :)

Since this is kind of a favorites post, I figured I'd tell you guys a couple random favorites!  

Music Favorite: Anything from Les Miserables especially One Day More :3
Clothing Favorite: this is kinda lame but I just bought a pair of hot pink Boyfriend style pants from PINK and they're sooooo comfy and I can't stop wearing them!
Really Random Favorite: MY TAMAGOTCHI! I just found my old V3 and the addiction has returned....
Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby! I finally read it over vacation this month and it's AMAZING.
Human Favorite (sounds weird): My girl Carolina!!! She's just starting her blog so go check it out because she's adorable and funny and beaaautiful and she has a killer sense of style and she's also one of my very closest friends! <3 http://carolinaelizafashionandbeauty.blogspot.com/

Well, I hope you guys enjoyed this post!  I had fun doing it so let me know if you'd like my to start doing monthly favorites or more in depth review with swatches n' stuff :3  Also, I'd love to hear some of your favorite products!

I hope you all have an absolutely lovely week!

XOXO,
Rae

Thursday, March 21, 2013

My Favorite Bloggers!

Hello loves!

Today I'm gonna be sharing 3 of my all-time favorite bloggers!  I usually read each of these blogs regularly throughout the week.  Just as a quick disclaimer, I'm not being paid to promote these bloggers and all of these opinions are completely my own.  These girls are so fabulous and deserve a lot of love for their work!


So this first blog is probably my favorite out of the 3!  It is written by theeee most adorable girl names April (her screen name is Jasmine Blu) and she is honestly one of the sweetest girls ever!  I've been lucky enough to talk with her a couple of times through twitter and she's super nice :3  Shes blogs about skincare, fashion, a bit of beauty stuff, and she gives great reviews for a ton of online shopping websites and products!  She shares the same Lush obsession as me and she posts some really amazing homeade face mask recipes and give awesome skincare advice!  Also, her sense of style is sooo adorable and her OOTD's are always the best.  She is an overall HUGE inspiration to me <3  Go give her some love and take a peek at her blog!  She also just started a YouTube channel so go check that out as well! 
April's YouTube channel is: Hijasmineblu
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April's blog URL is: www.jasmineblu.blogspot.com


The next blogger is Zoe or Zoella!  She's from the UK (I'm extremely jealous) and she is the cutest girl EVER!  She is absolutely gorgeous and she has the most beautiful long hair c:  She started out as a blogger and as her readers grew, she started a YouTube channel (which is my personal goal)!  She still blogs often about beauty, fashion, and her everyday life along with keeping up with her YouTube channel which is quite impressive.  Her blog layout is my all-time FAVORITE out of all the blogs I've seen!  Go take a look at her blog and check out her channel! <3

Zoe's main YouTube channel is: zoella280390
Zoe's vlog channel is: morezoella
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Zoe's blog URL is: http://www.zoella.co.uk/


Last but not least, I have Elle and Blair Fowler's blog!  If you're into beauty in fashion (which you probably are since you're reading my blog!) then you've probably heard of them before!  They're two sisters from Tennessee who starting making beauty and fashion videos on YouTube for fun.  Eventually their viewers went up, they moved to LA and now they're extremely successful!  They're both so gorgeous and they have some really amazing makeup and hair tutorials and great fashion ideas!  Both of their tastes in fashion are stellar!!! After they became pretty popular they started a blog together where they write about their lives, beauty and fashion tips, tricks, and ideas, and also some organization tips too!  Definitely go check them out if you haven't already because they're truly amazing! After all, they are the two girls that inspired Lilly and I to start this blog together!  We both loooove their blog so we figured since we're basically sisters, we should start a blog together like theirs!  I appreciate their dedication to their viewers and readers and I really look up to both of them and aspire to be like them <3

Elle and Blair's blog URL is: www.elleandblair.com
Elle's main YouTube channel is: AllThatGlitters21
Elle's vlog channel is: ellesglittergossip
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Blair's main YouTube channel is: juicystar07
Blair's vlog channel is: otherjuicystar07

So I hope you enjoyed this post!  I seriously recommend checking out all 3 of these blogs cause I can't stress how fabulous they all are enough!  Comment below with any of your favorite bloggers! :3

Also, one of my best friends, Carolina (Caro-LEE-nuh ;) ) just started a beauty and fashion blog as well! Her URL is: http://carolinaelizafashionandbeauty.blogspot.com/  so go check her out cause she's just starting and she deserves more readers! 

I hope you all have an exquisite week! <3
XOXO,
Rae

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cute Finds On Wanelo! ♡

        
So if you love fun, addicting apps/websites that just make you want to buy stuff that you probably don't need, like me, than you've most likely discovered Wanelo.  Basically, Wanelo is a webite (as well as an app for Apple and Android products) where you can find and search for clothes, accessories, and random items.  When you find something you like, it will tell you how much it costs and it will provide you with two options; Save It (which allows you to save it to your various collections of things you want) and Buy It (which takes you straight to the website where you can purchase the item)!  Overall, it's a very fun site if you adore shopping! Sooo, I thought I'd show you a couple cute things I've found recently :3  I'll start out with clothing items!

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ModCloth
This shirt is one of the cutest shirts I've ever seen and I ADORE it. Peplum tops are a bit of an obsession for me!  They're so flattering on every body type and they're absolutely adorable!!! It's a perfect pastel pink, which is one of my favorite colors, and the bow on the front multiples the cuteness x456789741513468789746513


ROMWE | Black Heart Print Nude Tights, The Latest Street Fashion 
The next clothing item I found were these aaaaadorable heart tights!  They're so super cute and they can add an effortless feminine touch to any outfit!

Bunny PJ Set | FOREVER 21 - 2021839386 
The last clothing item I'm gonna show you guys is this lovely bunny PJ set from Forever 21! These are obviously the cutest pjs EVER and they're only $14!

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Now for the random items!

Amazon.com: 22pcs Professional Cosmetic Makeup Brush Set with Pink Bag Pink: Beauty 
Okay, so I just HAD to show you guys these perfect pink makeup brushes! There are 22 in total and for the entire set it's only $22!!!!! That's like, actually insane. 

Amazon.com: Melt Melting Ice Cream Detachable Hard Protective Back Case Cover Set for iPhone 4S/iPhone 4 pink(bottom colors May Vary)+Gift 1pcs Insect Mosquito Repellent Wrist Bands bracelet: Cell Phones & Accessories
Next item is this fabulous melting popsicle iPhone case!  I've been dying to get this case for the longest time and hopefully I'll be able to get it soon!!!

Furniture, Home Decor, Food & Wine, Gifts 
Last but not least, I found this absolutely charming ELEPHANT MUG!!!! I really think I need this in my life considering the fact that I'm obsessed with elephants and tea. c:

I hope you enjoyed this post and if you haven't already done so, go check out Wanelo!  And if you'd like to see more of the stuff I find, you can follow me by clicking here! I hope you all have a lovely week!!! ♥

XOXO,
Rae

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Healthy Haircare

Hello Lovelies,

So I have had the Big Sexy Hair's Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner  for some time now but I wanted that make sure I really loved  it before I did a review for you guys but let me just say, I am in love with this product!!  I got this deep conditioner at Ulta a few months ago, it was a bit more expensive than most of my other products but still wasn't over the top. At first I didn't really use it very often but recently I have used it almost every night. Since I spend a ton of time in the pool my hair tends to get pretty gross and this product weather you have damage from the pool (like me!) or from styling tools this leave in conditioner helps to heal and restore my hair leaving it soft and workable.


After I take a shower at night I will brush out my hair with a wide tooth comb and then spray the conditioner throughout my hair working it product through with my fingers to make sure it gets spread throughout all of my hair.

Then I let my hair air dry and in the morning when I wake up my hair will be soft, and tangle free. If  however you are looking for textured hair than I wouldn't recommend this product but it is a great leave in conditioner that will leave hair smooth shiny and super touchable!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Contact Us

Hello Beauties!
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Thursday, March 14, 2013

50 Facts About Me !

Hey beauties!

So Rae did this tag a few weeks ago and since I've got a day off today and need a brand new excuse not to do my homework here we go! 50 things you probably didn't know about me!

1) I put all of love and joy into making chocolate chip cookies, which are also my favorite food

2) My bedroom is my favorite place ever and I have spent years trying to perfect it

3) I am obsessed with television, and I have no idea what I would do without Rae's netflix

4) One Tree Hill will forever be my favorite show (Nathan Scott #23 all the way <3 )

5) If I could put one store in the local mall it would be Urban Outfitters

6) I owe over twenty dollars on my library card (oops!!)

7) I am on three different swim teams and go to eight practices a week (yes I realize there are only seven days in a week!)

8) I watched The Little Mermaid at least six times a day for three years when I was a kid

9) My American Girl Doll's name was Samantha

10) I am watching The Swan Princess right now (with Rae :) )

11) Rae and I watched A Cinderella Story so many times that her dad bought it for us

12) The first job I ever had was pet sitting

13) I went through a huge Twilight obsession in middle shcool

14) My first concert was Band Of Horses with my friend Sara

15) I want to be a writer when I grow up, but I'll probably be a lawyer

16) I am secretary of my class council

17) I just got the new Tomagotchi app from the Google play store

18) I had at least three Tomagotchis when I was a kid

19)  I am totally addicted to coffee

20) I am going to Greece next summer and I am so excited!!

21) I have to wait two more months to turn 16 but I can't wait to take my road test

22) My favorite magazine is NYLON

23) I really want to go Seattle and I don't even know why

24) I am super intense when it comes to writing assignments in English class and will not turn them in unless they are absolutely perfect and philosophical and yeah..it makes editing quite difficult!

25) Rae and I walk to the local Walgreens all the time!

26)  I have over 10, 000 songs on I-Tunes

27) I really really love music

28) I wish I could sketch but I am the worlds worst artist

29) I played piano for about six years before joining a choir

30) I adore Aaron Johnson, Logan Lerman and Francisco Lachowski

31) My three all time favorites are The Breakfast Club, 10 Things I Hate About You, and Angus Thongs and the Perfect Snogging

32) I am absolutely terrified of birds...crazy right?!

33) I sang I Won't Say I'm In Love from Hercules with a friend in a junior high talent show

34) I am forever in love with Breakfast At Tiffany's

35) Rae and I taught ourselves how to square dance while dressed up like cowgirls when we were 10

36) Daisies are my favorite flower

37) I have broken 7/10 toes and 5.5/10 fingers (ouch!)

38) My first boyfriend broke up with my via text message

39) I am currently failing Chemistry (HELP!)

40) I can not stand tomatoes, I get sick just thinking about them

41) I am entirely OCD when it comes to keeping my bedroom clean

42) I love rainy days more than sunny days

43) I change out of jeans as soon as I get home from school

44) Even though I am a swimmer I am absolutely terrified of the sea, mostly drowning but I can not go farther than maybe my waist into the sea, but even that freaks me out...

45) I have been trying to write a novel for the longest time but I haven't really had time lately :/

46) I have a sister who is six and a  brother who is eleven

47) John Green is forever one of my favorite people! (Seriously...The Fault In Our Stars and Looking For Alaska check it out!)

48) I want a cat so bad but my brother is allergic and cats hate me!! It is devastating

49) I can not dance, I can't fast dance or slow dance, or pretend to dance, or think I can fool myself into thinking I can dance

50) My aunt lives somewhere in the UK and I am forever jealous of her because if I could live anywhere in the world it would be there!

Phew...that was harder than I thought it would be! Okay so please leave me a comment below and let me know  50 things about yourself-or just one! That's awesome too <3

Xoxo Lilly

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New Layout & More!

Hello sunshine! :3

So you might've noticed there have have been a couple changes to our blog! First off, the layout is COMPLETELY different!  We did love the bows, but that theme wouldn't allow us to put in 3 columns which started becoming a problem when we added more gadgets!  Here everything we've changed....

  • Background! (If you have any suggestions about it, please tell us!)
  • "Profile Picture" (The last one was really old!)
  • "About Us" description
  • Social network links! (We made a facebook page! Go and like it if you please :))
  • Page tabs at the top of the site to separate our beauty, fashion, and every posts
  • A chat box! (Personal favorite addition. We can talk to you guys without you having to comment on posts! Pleaaase let us know if you have any requests, suggestions, or helpful feedback! Or if you just wanna say hi c:)
  • Members button! (Now we can become blog friends and follow each others blogs!)
  • SPARKLE CURSORRRR!!
  • Finally, our favicon! It's now an adorable pink bow! <3
Welll, we just wanted to give you a quick layout update so there's no confusion!  We love blogging for you guys, so thank you SO much for reading our blog!  It means a ton to us and we get so excited to see comments and views! You're all such lovely people <3

More posts coming up soooon! *happy dance*

XOXO,
Lilly and Rae

Monday, March 11, 2013

Lovely Lilac

Hey beauties!

So spring has sprung here and I personally can not wait to get started on trying out this years most delightful new spring trends! Now most spring trends are pretty generic, florals,  high-lows, cute sandals etc. But this year one trend that has really caught my eye is Lilac! Now there have been many different ways that this has come up recently so here's a few of my favorites :)







Here's an outfit I've put together on one of my favorite websites, polyvore.com . This outfit is one of my favorites because of the way the pieces pull themselves together. I love that the skirt plays with the flowers on the shirt and balance with the gold necklace and shoes!








Another way that I've seen lilac is in the new Essie collection! This is one of our absolute favorite nail polish brands and I was so thrilled when I saw this shade in their spring line. The name of this color is Bond With Whomever and can be found at most local drug stores, Targets and other retailers.


Finally one of my favorite ways to use this spring time favorite is through accessories! These light lavender oxfords match perfectly with the light cross body. I've picked these because I love finding ways to pull new trends into things that I already love such as oxfords and cross bodies! Now there are many ways you would be able to use these awesome pieces every day but here is one of the ensembles that I found the best accentuates these pieces. 


So let us know what your favorite new spring trends are in the comments below!

Xoxo Lilly

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Best Packing Trick EVER!

Herrrrrrrro from a sleepy Rae flying 38,941 feet in the sky! :3

Once again, I'm taking advantage of a 5h airplane ride (and free wifi) and writing a post for you guys! I'm super excited about this one because it is by far the most useful traveling trick I've ever come across! Aaaaaand it just happens to be absolute perfect timing since spring break is just around the corner! I'm going to apologize in advance for the terrible picture quality. I used an iPad to take all of the pictures since my phone is swimming in the Sea of Cortez in Mexico, but I promise that after this post I'll be back at home and I'll start using my Canon T1i which has very good quality. Anyways, I'm rambling so lets get started :)


So in this post, I'm going to share the ultimate packing secret with you guys. This glorious secret iiiiiiis...... *drumroll* ............ How to pack for a 10+ day trip with just a carry-on sized suitcase!!!! This trick has a secret ingredient which is none other than a pillow case... Yes, a pillowcase. You'll understand very soon, don't worry ;) Packing everything into a carry-on luggage saves money, and it's much easier to navigate the airport with a tiny suitcase instead of lugging around a huge one!




To give you the idea of how much you can fit into a carry-on, I too, a picture of all the clothing I took with me; 15 shirts, 2 tank tops, 4 dresses, 4 pairs of shorts, 1 skirt, 1 pair of legging, 3 swimsuits, 4 pairs of shoes (you have to wear one in the airport so I actually took 5), 2 pj shorts, 2 spandex shorts, and my makeup bag! That was actually way too much for the trip I went on, but that just goes to show you how much can fit in there!



So the big secret is rolling your shirts into a pillowcase. It sounds kinda weird but I promise you, it works! The first thing your going to want to do is lay all of your shirts flat on top of each other like so. (I didn't include my more casual t-shirts) Try to make them as flat as possible to get the best results.



This next step is a bit tricky. You're going to want to pull all of your shirts into the pillowcase by gently easing the shirts inside. To do this, grab all of your shirts from the top and pull until you reach the end of the pillowcase. Once you've done this, try to flatten out the shirts as much as possible. Then, tightly roll the pillowcase from the bottom so you create a "burrito".



Repeat the "burrito" process with your dresses (if you have any) by folding them in half (length wise) and rolling down from top to bottom. Fold your shorts in half so they're nice and flat on top of each other and do the same with pj's or any extra t-shirts.



Finally, pack your items like so!

On the larger side of you case:

Put your shirt burrito length wise on the left

Lay your shorts/leggings flat next to the shirt burrito

Place your dress burrito on top of your shorts (try to flatten it out a bit)

Stack your pjs and extra shirts sideways on the bottom, and your makeup bag on top of them.


On the left portion of the case:

Pack your underwear, bras, tank tops, and flat shoes in the biggest pocket. Make sure you pack your shoes with the bottoms up so you don't get anything dirty!

And last but not least, put your swimsuits and left over items in the remaining pockets :)


So I hope this helped you guys out because it has DEFINITELY helped me a ton! If you have extra items you want to bring, use a big purse to keep books, electronic devices, etc. in. Once again, I apologize for the the terrible quality but it will change very soon, I promise!

Thanks for reading and comment below is you have any packing tricks cause I'd looove to hear them! :)

XOXO,
Rae

Five Favorites:

Hey beauties!

So here are five of my absolute favorite quotes! Whether I'm having a great week or a terrible one these five quotes are my go to mood lifters. I've printed them out on many occasions and put them in places I'm sure to see them like my desk, or the mirror where I get ready in the morning so I can always have a gentle reminder that things aren't nearly as bad as they may seem :)







So let us know what your favorite mood lifting quote is and I hope you have a lovely week!

Xoxo Lilly 

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