Bedroom Decor Shopping

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Good afternoon!

   Last Saturday I had some fun shopping for new bedroom decor for my room. However, later in the night (3 AM), I (or should I say the Bay Area, Napa and Sonoma County) experienced a 6.0 earthquake!!! My house, bed and furniture was shaking like crazy. I've never felt an earthquake that intense! Thankfully, all of my family members and dogs are safe.

   As I was saying, earlier that day I went bedroom decor shopping. I'm redecorating my room and so very much excited about buying new decor. I plan on buying a new bed, mattress, blankets, curtains, etc. I also want to paint my furniture I have right now as well.

   A chair and comforter I liked when I was shopping around for decor... 
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I bought some of the softest blankets I've ever felt!!!

(Faux Fur Cream Throw, Taupe Blanket, Cream Sherpa Throw)

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     I also stopped by Bath & Body Works to check out their seasonal fall scented candles! I look forward every year to their fall and winter candles. As well as their other items that are fall and winter related. I'd have to say my favorite candle for fall is AUTUMN.

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(3 mini candles for $10.00!) I'll be buying each candle in full size very soon!



XoXo,

Alaina

NYC Mosaic Face Powder "All Over Bronze Glow" Review

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Good Morning!

As I'm typing, I'm laying on my bed with my iPad eating a cup of noodles with siracha while 'The Last Holiday' plays in the background lol. I'm reviewing a bronzer that I bought at Target on friday along with other items I'll review. I ended up using it last night. Now, lets get to it!

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NYC Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder ($3.99) is described as 'adding instant sun kissed color, helps reduce shine including oil absorbing and is fragrance free.' The packaging comes in a circular shape and contains four different shades in light to dark browns. The texture is matte; I had to swipe my contour brush two times to achieve the shade I wanted. I applied the bronzer to the hollows of my cheeks. It blended well into my skin and since my skin is so fair, it appeared pigmented. During the night, I didn't have a rash on my sensitive skin and it lasted about 4-5 hours. My skin did in fact have a sun kissed glow. I'm not very sure about it being oil absorbing or shine free since my skin is normal to dry. But I do know it does smell like powder which doesn't bother me. I definitely think it is worth buying and a bargain. For being cheap, it does do the job as a bronzer.

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My birthday was last saturday (August 9th)! I also decided to change my hair up about a week ago. I wanted to keep my natural hair as my base and go with some highlights. I went for a cascading, balayage, highlighting look lol. My highlights are as I like to say in tune for 'autumn/fall season' lol.





















  XoXo,


 Alaina

Vital Care Plus Herbal Naturals Shampoo

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Hello,

Recently, I bought my favorite shampoo and conditioner by Vital Care Plus. I reviewed the conditioner here. I absolutely love these products because of the scent and how my hair feels so silky after washing.


This shampoo smells the same as the conditioner, lovely and fragrant. After using, my hair was shinier and felt softer. I used the conditioner as well, so my hair was shiny, silky and smelled really good. Neither of these products left residue in my hair. As I said before, I recommend buying or just trying out the shampoo and conditioner. 

XoXo,

Alaina

Update

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Hello Everyone,

I haven't posted anything on my blog, how upsetting. I really want to start posting again. As well as updating my blog layout, basically an entire makeover on my blog. Anyways, the month of May was crucial for all college students. I studied for finals non-stop and at the end of the semester it was all worth it. I haven't bought anything worthy to blog about. My life was all about school and nothing else.While I'm updating my blog and everything else, you can find me posting on Instagram and Pinterest. Take care ;).


Visit Alaina's profile on Pinterest.



XoXo,

Alaina

Freeman Feeling Beautiful Facial Clay Mask Avocado & Oatmeal

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Good Afternoon,

I haven't posted anything on my blog in a long time...I've been super busy with school!!! It's finally feeling like spring here in Sonoma County! I love this weather it's so perfect (75 degrees). I recently went to Walgreens and seen this lovely facial mask that I've been eyeing since forever.



From Walgreens website:

Freeman Feeling Beautiful Facial Clay Mask Purifying
    Made with natural botanical ingredients to help you look and feel your best. This rich clay mask, with added oatmeal and Vitamin E draw out excess oils and dirt, purging clogged pores, leaving your skin clean and soft.
    Made in USA

    Apply mask to face and neck, avoiding contact with eyes.  Let dry and rinse with warm water.

    ©Freeman Beauty Labs/pH Beauty Labs, Inc.

PROS
Inexpensive
Cleans pores/pimples
No thick consistency
Soothing
Leaves face soft and smooth

CONS
Product comes out fast

I have sensitive skin and this product didn't make me have any sudden breakouts. I definitely recommend this product!

XoXo,

Alaina

R.I.P. Minney (February 12, 2014)

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This month has been HELL. Aside from school being a pain in the ass, an unfortunate event happened last (Wednesday, February 12th) week. My beloved baby (dog) girl Minney passed away. She was only 5 years old, gone way too soon. I swear, my dog Minney, was a baby! She was a young child trapped in a dog's body. I know that sounds insane, probably not even possible, but she didn't act like any dog I've ever known. I've had dogs all of my life. It's so heartbreaking what happened to her but I know she is in a lovely place, I just keep remembering... All Dogs Go To Heaven. I miss her so much and will never ever forget her! It's surprising to think that such a small, precious, dog could make a huge impact in my life. Today, I went to the Veterinary Hospital to pick up her cremation. I received her ashes in a beautiful cedar wood box, a stone with her paw print and a quote I chose, and a card with her paw print on the back from the sweet staff. I did shed many tears, but I know my Minney wouldn't want me upset. Minney you were the best dog I've ever had (Biddy too), you were just an innocent baby that loved us so much. Minney, thank you for all the memories, hugs, kisses, and laughs you shared with my family and I. You'll always be in my heart my Nin. Rest in peace our little baby/family member, we love you so much and will forever miss you :')


 
 Taffy (Her Mom) & Minney (Daughter)
R.I.P. Minney

Vital Care Herbal Organics Conditioner

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Hi Everyone!!!

I went to Grocery Outlet a couple of weeks ago and went to the organic body/hair care section. I came across this gem, Vital Care Plus Herbal Organics Conditioner. I believe it was priced for only $3.99! I think it is one of the best hair conditioners I've used, and I've used high end to low end conditioners. 



This conditioner made my hair completely soft and it smells so good. After my hair dried, it felt so silky and incredibly smooth. I recommend to buy it or just try it out!


Xoxo,


Alaina