January 8th, 2018 OOTD

Hello all, I hope you all are having a wonderful day! I decided I wanted to incorporate more fashion on here, so here is my outfit of the day.

Beanie: Daiso Japanese Store

Shirt: Target

Jacket: Amazon

I know it’s not much, but it’s my first one. Thank you for reading!

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2017 What I Got For Christmas Haul!

Even though it is almost over, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas! I hope you had a nice day off and spending it with your families, and if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I still hope your day was wonderful! I don’t want to come off as bragging at all, but I love watching these videos on YouTube as well as reading blog posts, I just love seeing what other people got for Christmas! I did this last year and I wanted to do it again this year, here is my 2017 What I Got For Christmas Haul!

I’ll start with what my friends and boyfriend got me. First one of my good friends got this adorable pink unicorn light. It is awesome and I cannot wait to set it up in my room.

The next thing is from my boyfriend’s parents. Its a nice little Christmas bath/body gift set. It comes with a Candy Cane body wash and a Toasted Marshmallow body butter. Its from the brand, Baylis and Harding, I have never heard of it. It says its paraben free but I don’t know if its cruelty free. I’ll have to check into it, but I still want to try it out and maybe possibly do a review on it in the future.

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The next two gifts are from my boyfriend. He likes to use my Amazon account so he can get my Prime benefits. I think he stumbled upon my wishlist and came across this. Lately I have been obsessed with Adelaine Morin and her YouTube channel and I saw that she had this nice red/burgundy sherpa lined jacket, and I really wanted it. Eventually I realized that it was from Hollister and when I went on their website, they didn’t have my size, so of course I went on Amazon, and this was the closest thing I could find that was in stock. But anyway yes he bought it for me, and it is so warm, and it is going to come in handy this winter.

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The next thing he got me was this Plugged In Curling wand. Which is quite ironic because I had this exact wand, but I lost it, and cannot for the life of me find it, so I found it very funny that he got me the same exact one.

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This gift I was actually gifted twice. First I received it from one of my best friends and then again from my family. I haven’t decided what I want to do with the spare, I don’t know if I should exchange it or just have 2. But anyway it is a mini perfume gift set with 4 Ariana Grande perfumes. There is 1 Ari, 2 Sweet Like Candy, 1 of them being a special edition packaging, and Moonlight, her new perfume. Anyone who knows me, knows that I love Ariana Grande, she is my queen, she inspires me, and I am just a die hard Arianator, and this is honestly the perfect gift for me!

The remainder of the gifts are all from my immediate family, and I got some good stuff in here. Here I got this Soap and Glory Gift Set. It comes with a Righteous Butter Body Wash and Body Butter, a Facial Wash, a Body Buffer, and the Sugar Crush Body Wash, which is so far my favorite all time Body Wash. I literally have used nothing but this body wash for the past 2 years, it smells amazing!

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The next thing I got, which I was totally not expecting was this Real Techniques Sponge Set. It looks like an Advent Calendar, but I don’t think it is one. But it has 12 different types of sponges, all for different purposes. This shocked me because I had no idea that Real Techniques even made all these types of different sponges, and this will come in very handy for a beauty lover like me.

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One of the gifts I am most excited about is this Too Faced Chocolate Gold Bar Palette. I have quite a bit of different eyeshadow palettes in my collection, which honestly I need to go through and get rid of any old or non-cruelty free palettes. But anyway I haven’t gotten a good new palette in a while, so I was very excited to find this under my Christmas Tree!

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Next I really wanted another pair of nice boots, and my parents got me a pair from American Eagle. I’m going to be honest, I never thought I was cool enough to shop at American Eagle, but now that I’ll be rocking my new boots, maybe I can try out other things from there!

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I got a ton of Victoria’s Secret Pink stuff. Like so much, that I am truly overwhelmed, I am set on Victoria’s Secret for a while. But I still may check out their Semi-Annual Sale which is coming up. But anyway, the first thing I got was this nice neon/lime green shirt, I love this color, and I have been told that I look great in this color, and I chose to believe it. Also to go with it, I got some black leggings that are fleece-lined, that will be very useful this winter.

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The next thing I got were these Pancake pajamas… PANCAKE PAJAMAS. Like what? Who wouldn’t want this? They are so comfy and I may or may not be wearing them at this exact moment that I am typing this.

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Another thing I got was this gift set which includes a Yoga legging and perinwinkle/blue sweater. I haven’t taken them out of the box yet, but just from looking at it, they look thin, but that will be good, because as much as I like to stay warm, this would be useful when it starts to warm up, but its still cold enough to wear long sleeves and pants.

The last Pink item I got was this big Black Snowflake blanket. This I also have not taken out of its packaging because I don’t want dog hair to get on it, I know, I’m weird. But it feels so soft, and it feels like it will keep me so warm. And I have always wanted my own Pink Blanket and now I have one. Also, side note, I have always wanted my own cozy blanket collection especially from whenever I move out of my parents’ house, it is literally on my bucket list to have this collection!

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I asked for a pair of jeans this Christmas, it didn’t even need to be a name brand, I was hoping to just get a pair from Target or WalMart, but no. My parents got me a pair of Michael Kors Jeans. MICHAEL KORS. I truly don’t have words, this was above and beyond.

Ever since I turned 20, my mom has been always gotten me one thing from Tiffany’s for every Christmas and birthday. Last year in my What I Got For Christmas Haul, I got a charm bracelet that I had been wanting. This year for my birthday, I got a blue box charm for my bracelet, and this Christmas, my mom got me another charm. This one is just a simple little charm with my initial on it, and I cannot wait to get it put on my bracelet.

 

That was it for all my big gifts, these were all in my stocking. I just got a candy cane full of chocolate, some scratchers, sparkly bobby pins and the Ariana Grande Moonlight Rollerball.

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That is it for my 2017 What I Got For Christmas Haul, I didn’t think I would ever see the end of it. I am so thankful for everything I got, and I want to thank everyone that took the time to find gifts for me. I honestly couldn’t have gotten any gifts and I would still be happy. I appreciate this every year, but more so this year just because I feel I worked so hard to get to where I am at as far as it goes for my position for my job, but I think I was so grateful to have this day for me and my family and loved ones and not spending it all day at work. Again I want to wish you a Merry Christmas, I hope you had a wonderful day, and thank you all so much for reading!

Black Friday Haul Part 2: Sand Cloud and Pura Vida Bracelets

I know its been long awaited but Part 2 of Black Friday Haul is finally here! I did some online shopping at Sand Cloud and Pura Vida Bracelets and took advantage of the deals I got. Both sites were 50% off EVERYTHING! Here are the things that I got!

We’ll start with Pura Vida Bracelets.

As for bracelets, I got a seafoam braided one, a seafoam with a wave charm, black platinum and then a mental health awareness and a depression awareness bracelets. I cannot wait to keep adding more to my collection. Yes I’d say a lot of the bracelets may look easily DIYable and maybe even a little young, like preteen and teenage young, but I personally still love them and everything the company stands for.

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I got a lot of rings, I don’t really remember the exact names so please bare with me. I got quite a few chevron ones and then an opposing triangle, bow and arrow, celestial and a pearl one.

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Now for Sand Cloud.

I got three T shirts, first one I got was the wanderlust long sleeve, which is just a nice rainbow tye dye. I think this would have to be my favorite one I got.

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The next one I got was a pink acid wash long sleeve tee. I love the color, one of my favorite colors to wear!IMG_1627.JPG

The last one I got was a nice burgundy long sleeve with Christmas colored marine life animals on the back, perfect for Christmas.

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The last thing I got from Sand Cloud was this Coral Oasis Blanket, it is huge and just super cozy. I have felt it but haven’t even used it yet, and I already love it.

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That completes my haul from Black Friday, I hope you enjoyed. You should definitely check out these amazing companies if you haven’t already. I do have coupon codes so you can save money! Use “ALLICEN25” atย https://www.sandcloudtowels.com/ and “ALLICEN20” atย https://www.puravidabracelets.com/. Thank you so much for reading!

2017 Black Friday Haul…… Part 1

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving if you celebrate it! I love spending time with my family and then attempting to get Christmas shopping done the next day. And I mean that, attempting, but then somehow it just turns into a shopping spree for myself, I imagine many of you can relate. Anyway I did some shopping and I wanted to share with you what I got. This is just Part 1, I have some online shopping I did as well. I would share what I got for others for Christmas gifts but I didn’t want to risk spoiling it for them so I’m just sharing what I got for myself.

First place I went to was Ulta, and they didn’t have amazing deals but I have been wanting to try more from the brand Makeup Revolution, which they carry there, and so I thought I’d take advantage of the Buy One, Get One 50% off deal.

So first thing I got was this Blurring Primer. I’ve been needing a new primer, and I have heard of “Blurring” but have never tried one myself, so I figured I would try it out and see if it actually works.

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I have been in love with holographic stuff in general, and honestly this highlighter looks like its duochromatic if not holographic. It is around the same shade as the blanket I’m using as the background for this picture, so we’ll see if I am even able to wear it.

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Something else that caught my eye was this Banana Powder. It really reminds me of the Banana Powder from Ben Nye Cosmetics. I’ve never tried it but I have always wanted to. I truly hate loose powders but I still thought I would give it a chance. I also wanted to try baking, because believe it or not, I have never tried baking.

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The last Makeup Revolution product I picked up was the Liquid Highlighter in Champagne. I’m going to be honest, I wasn’t too impressed with the Starlight one I picked up in my last haul, but I still thought I would give this one more chance before officially deciding that I don’t like it.

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The last thing I picked up from Ulta were these makeup removing wipes from Formula 10.0.6. My absolutely favorite makeup wipes are the Neutrogena ones, but as I stated in a couple posts back, I’m trying to transition going cruelty free, and I know that Formula 10.0.6 is cruelty free, and I wanted to test them out.

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The next store I went to was Lush. I’m going to be honest, I’ve never really been crazy about Lush and their infamous bath bombs. Like yeah, they’re cool and all but I don’t see the big deal. Honestly I feel like I am constantly under stress from wherever it comes from, and if I took more baths, maybe it would be good and relaxing for me. So I picked up two bath bombs, the rocket science one and some sugar bear I think, I honestly can’t remember their names.

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The other thing I picked up was this Cup O Coffee Face Mask I have been wanting to try for the longest time. I’m trying to transition into being cruelty free and unfortunately for me, most if not all the products I use aren’t cruelty free. Luckily Lush is and I wanted to try out their products to see if I can find a cruelty free option that works for me.

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The next ย place I went to was Victoria’s Secret because what is a Black Friday Haul without Victoria’s Secret? As much as I wanted to get the tote when you spend $75, there honestly just wasn’t much that I wanted that was worth spending money on, so I only picked up two things.

The first thing I picked up were the camping leggings that were on sale.

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The next product I picked up really just stood out to me. I’m going to be honest, I have some big breasts and it makes shopping for bras incredibly difficult, especially when it comes to shopping for bathing suits and even clothes I want to wear but don’t want my bra showing. So I saw these lightly lined cups that are sticky, so it’s backless. I figured it would be nice to try these out and to have them on hand just in case.

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The next place I went to was Q which is just a smaller and sometimes more affordable version of Forever 21. I most of these on sale, and I thought I would try and upgrade my regular T shirt wardrobe to something a little nicer.

First, I saw this lightly lined bralette. It looks like one I have from Victoria’s Secret but doesn’t break the bank.

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Next I got this long sleeve floral dress/shirt. It looks long to be a shirt but a little short to be a dress. But I thought it would look great with a pair of leggings or maybe even a pair of skinny jeans.

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The next thing I got was this striped dress. Its going to look great in the summer, but in the meantime, I thought it would look great over a white t shirt, since that 90s trend seems to be making a comeback and with a pair of leggings or tights.

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I also picked up a pair of Christmas socks, because you can never have too many pairs of Christmas socks.

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The last thing I picked up was this choker set. It comes with a black one and a denim one. I don’t have any chokers, and I just love the way they look.

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The last place I went to was Charming Charlie and the only thing I got from here was this light pink velvet baseball cap.

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This wraps up my in store shopping Black Friday Haul, and I will post my online one as soon as I get them in the mail. Thank you so much for reading!

I’m Now a Pura Vida Rep!

Alright I’ll just cut to the chase when I say I’m now a Pura Vida Represenative! This is so exciting because this brand not only creates some awesome and affordable jewelry but they also donate 10% of sales to Costa Rican Artisans! Also they have special bracelets that are known as charity bracelets and then a portion of that money goes back to those organizations like breast cancer awareness, anxiety disorder awareness, and so much more!

I’m so excited and so proud to be welcomed into the Pura Vida Family and I can’t wait to get some more bracelets! Also, I get a discount code which can save you 20% off your next purchase! My code is ALLICEN20. I am so so excited to represent Sandcloud and Pura Vida Bracelets, they’re both great companies that donate to a great cause!

Here are both websites linked and my codes down below!

Sandcloud: https://www.sandcloudtowels.com/       ALLICEN25

Pura Vida Bracelets: https://www.puravidabracelets.com/     ALLICEN20

Thank you so much for reading!

Ulta, Forever 21, and CVS Haul!

Alright so this past weekend, I went to a few stores, and it was so tempting, I’m on a budget with things I’m trying to save up for and with Christmas coming up…. But I just couldn’t resist on some of these goodies. So here is a little mini haul for you all!

The first place I went to was CVS, and I only picked up 2 things, but I picked them up because I do have some makeup looks I want to create in the near future. 

The first thing I have been eyeing for a while and now I finally have it is this white lipstick from Nyx Cosmetics. It would be awesome if it was a liquid but I can melt it if I have to. This is going to be perfect for some fun lip art looks!


The second thing I picked up was this colorful eyeshadow palette from Wet N Wild. I don’t have very many color shadows, and this will be perfect for some plans I have coming up in the future.


The next place I went to was Ulta. I told myself I was just going to look but who am I kidding? There is no such thing as just looking at Ulta.

The first thing I saw and I thought was a great deal was this unicorn set from Too Faced. This kit includes a Creme lipstick, liquid lipstick, a highlighter and a makeup bag all in iridescent colors giving me some serious unicorn vibes.


One thing I have been wanting to try out for so long are some liquid illuminators. I have been wanting to try the ones from Cover FX but I found a much more affordable one from Makeup Revolution. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try!


I have been really trying to invest in some good skincare products, but it isn’t always the easiest thing. I have heard of this brand before but never really heard any kind of review on any products from this brand. I decided to pick up this facial mist that can be used after moisturizing or even as a makeup setting spray and its from the brand Mario Badescu.


I also picked up some products that I have already tried in the past but seemed to have run out of. And those products are the White Matte Liquid Liner from Nyx Cosmetics, eos Raspberry Pomegranate Shaving Cream, and then just a pencil sharpener.


The last place I went to was Forever 21 and I only picked up a few things. The first thing I instantly fell in love was this striped long sleeve body suit. I’ve just really been into bodysuits lately and I love stripes, it’s screams me.


I also picked up this ring set. I’ve been fascinated with rings lately and I wanted to add some to my collection, and this was a great deal for about $7. 


I love how Forever 21 has snacks and candy, I saw these airhead bites, and I figure I should pick some up while they were there.


That’s it for this little haul. If you think there’s any kind of product I should try out, please let me know I’m a comment. Thank you so much for reading!

Sand Cloud Review and Update!

Its been a hot minute since I’ve posted and I think it’s about time I update you on my review for Sand Cloud. Sand Cloud is company that sells towels and T shirts and accessories such as hats, water bottles, necklaces, and 10% of each purchase goes back to saving marine life. I’ve had the opportunity to try out these products on multiple occasions and here is how it went…

For the towel, its a nice fabric, that is perfect for lounging on. This isn’t the type of towel I would use to dry myself after swimming, but more to just sit on for a picnic or to just lay out and tan on. And the colorful tye dye pattern is aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

As for the shirts, after a few washes they feel comfortable and not as boxy and stiff as when I first got them. I kid you not, I’ve been wearing these T-shirts as often as I can, and they’re so comfortable and cute shirts.

So after falling in love with the products I got, and loving what the company stands for, I have decided to become a brand ambassador! I haven’t posted anything on my Instagram yet, but I guess you can expect multiple Sand Cloud posts in the future. The best part is, I get a discount code that I get to share with all of you so you can save some money on your purchase. If you use my code: Allicen25 you can save 25% off your next purchase!

Here is a link to Sand Cloud, if you want to check it out!ย https://www.sandcloudtowels.com/

Thank you so much for reading!

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