strawberry fields forever? try strawberry ice cream forever! MY/MO mochi ice cream [in the ripe strawberry flavor of course!] is the perfect summer snack, morning noon + night! i've worked with MY/MO before, + i seriously love them, + so does my family! they're so fun to eat, taste amazing, + are perfect for every occasion - from a simple lunch at home to graduation parties to movie nights. have you had mochi ice cream before? let me know your thoughts!! + be sure to check out MY/MO here! happy wednesday! :)
i've been trying to motivate myself to write this post for weeks. WEEEEEEEKS. with my first year of college coming to an end + stresses of studying for finals, taking finals, packing up, moving to chicago for the summer, searching for a job, + saying goodbye to friends, i've lost some interest in this little site. i've continued posting on instagram [because i'm addicted, let's face it], but it's seriously bringing me down! i've considered just retiring T+T all together because i was [+ still am] rapidly losing followers, engagement, + more with seemingly no explanation. i'm also not even sure if anyone will ever read this post. maybe my mom will [hi mom!]. BUT, i love this brand i've built from the ground up as well as the creative outlet it provides me with. i can't quit this place. anywayyyy, lets get on to the update, shall we?!
i believe the last life update i wrote was about me heading to college, + this one is about me leaving college - haha! these past 8/9 months have been amazing. so challenging, but full of growth + new friendships + so much learning. the relationships i formed within the first week of school have proved to last + i often find myself wondering how i ever lived life without them. i was re-introduced to god in a whole different way + have strengthened my relationship with him tenfold, + am still learning/growing. i also began my first semester [of 7] of nursing classes, + it is safe to say that it is 100% my calling. the 12 hour hospital shifts quickly began to fly by as my peers + i learned our way around the floor, became friend with the nurses, + began to learn how to care for every aspect of a patient's being. it got to a point in the semester where i felt like i just couldn't learn anymore - my brain felt too full. like i literally could not put any more information into my head! but, the year is over + summer is here + i've got some time to decompress, thank. the. lord. :)
on the T+T aspect of things, i have begun to reach out to different brands for collaboration partnerships + to share amazing companies with my friends + followers! i am hoping to really kick it up a notch this summer in hopes of sharing even more awesome brands with you all :) - [side note: if you're a brand + are looking to collab, email me!!] i also hope to do more photoshoots, DIYs, recipes, + more - essentially just get the blog back to where it was + push it forward even further!
anyway, life has been crazy but life has been good. i'm looking forward to this new season of the blog, to summer, + to the potential that it holds. i hope you all are doing well! + thank you thank you again for reading, supporting, following along on my crazy journey through life, + for finding what i share interesting enough to come back, ha!
morning routines! i feel like i'm not even worthy to share mine because it's usually so quick, haha! if you've been following this blog for a while, you would've heard me mention multiple times how i'm not super into makeup or hair - i can usually get by with some drugstore gems! BUT, i thought i'd document what goes on during my weekday mornings + share with you all the products i'm currently using, including the most amazing new hairspray from tresemme!!
after waking up, the first thing i do is make my bed. picking up the pillows off the floor + straigntening out the creases of my duvet is a simple way to keep my bedroom looking neat + tidy. i'll then go brush my teeth + wash my face, which usually takes about 10 minutes. then i'll come back + open the window for some fresh air + pick out an outfit for the day. if it's a day where i'm really in a hurry, i'll usually set out the clothing the night before.
next comes makeup. usually i'll moisturize after washing my face, but if i'm extra tired + need a little facial pick-me-up, then i'll use glossier's super glow serum before. after making sure my face is hydrated, i'll dab on some powder to remove shine, fill in my brows, + darken my lashes. then i'll add some color onto cheeks + lips. [see some of my favorite lip colors here!]
finally, i move onto hair. usually i'll keep my natural hair + i almost never brush it, or else it kinda explodes, ya curly hair girls fee me?! if i think it needs a little touch up or i'm just really feelin' fancy, i'll throw in a few soft waves. i finish it off with a few sprays of tresseme's new compressed micro-mist hairspray! i have the boost version, + i seriously love how it provides amazing hold + volume, but without being stiff or crunchy! not to mention that the design + bottle are super stylish.
+ that's seriously it! takes only about 10-15 minutes every morning, which means i sleep in as late as possible, haha! if you want to try out tresemme's new compressed micro-mist hairspray, click here! it's also available at walmart, which is a total win! cheers to quick + easy morning routines! i'd love to know yours! comment here or head to my instagram + let me know what you wake up to! happy tuesday! =)
we all have those days. you know, the ones where we feel like wearing nothing but yoga pants + baseball caps? i've been sporting my fair share of lazy-girl-chic styles thought these past four weeks of college, + i highly recommend it =) dotting on some concealer + swiping my lashes with a bit of mascara is the best way to go about casual looks in my opinion, + my new favorite addition to the lineup is perricone MD's "no makeup instant blur" --- read: magic!! in seriously 20 seconds, i can blur away imperfections, redness, pores, + more. effortless beauty? count me in!! [watch the film above to see how i incorporate "instant blur" into my lazy-day morning routine!]
why spend more time on your makeup look than you have to? instant blur is where it's at, people!! i'm telling you this truthfully. it goes on clear, dries instantly, + mattifies/smoothes in seconds. a miracle worker + an essential for literally anyone else who sports a baseball hat + yoga pants look. lazy-girl-chic forever. + ever + ever. click here to learn more about it, + here to head to my youtube channel for more little films like the one above. cheers to "no-makeup" makeup!
leaving my favorite city is hard, but i'm super excited for this new adventure! i know i've been a little vague with all the details... stay tuned for a post coming soon, explaining the reason behind my move + more! cheers to delicious coffee, great cities, + slow mornings. happy monday!