Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas Haul 2016

I was very blessed this year with the wonderful gifts I received from everyone. I absolutely love seeing what other people got for Christmas, so I figured a few of you enjoy it as well! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Sephora Play vs Ipsy - December 2016

I seriously get so excited when I get these bags in the mail. It's definitely the best part of the month! It's also my all time favorite post to write and the most popular. Which subscription do you think will win this month?

Thursday, December 15, 2016

6 Winter Nail Polishes

Winter nail polishes are probably my favorite to wear. You can have really deep beautiful colors but also light, pastel colors as well. These are six of my go to colors that I'll pretty much be living in this winter.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Make Up Dupes - Round 4

I'm back with round 4 of make up dupes! These are one of my most popular posts so I decided to show you some more awesome dupes for high end make up!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

10 Ways to Get Into The Christmas Spirit

There's a lot of hype around the holiday season and when it finally rolls around, it can be hard to get into the Christmas Spirit. For me, I have unrealistic expectations about how Christmas is going to be that year and that tends to bring down my mood overall. So I have come up with ten different ways to get you pumped for this Christmas season and help you remember what it's really all about!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Black Friday Haul

It's so hard for me to say no to a good sale and Black Friday weekend is my ultimate weakness. This is when I try to get everyone's presents for Christmas so I don't have to worry about it later. And of course I get a few things for myself as well. :)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

November Favorites

I can't believe it's finally December! I've been waiting for it to be Christmas time since August. Well since another month has gone by, it's time for my November favorites!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life - Thoughts and Opinions

I was originally going to post a Black Friday haul today but I ordered most things online and they'll be arriving later this week, so that won't go up until next Tuesday probably. So instead I decided to do a little review type thing of the Gilmore Girls Revival.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving Ya'll


I'm so grateful for all the support I've gotten and for all the wonderful people in my life. I hope you're all have an amazing Thanksgiving with friends and family. 

Lexi Rachelle

P.s. Stay safe on all your Black Friday adventures and don't worry, I'll be posting my Black Friday haul next week!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

DIY Bath Bombs

I have another DIY for you and this one has to be one of my favorites. I'm obsessed with taking baths and I love using the bath bombs from Lush, but Lush is crazy expensive right? So I decided to try my hand at making homemade bath bombs and they turned out pretty great!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Sephora Play vs Ipsy - November 2016

It's my favorite post of the month! Sephora Play vs Ipsy! Both boxes this month were so good and I'm loving just about every product. If you're interested in getting one or both, the links to join are below!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Make Up Dupes - Take 3

Today I have another make up dupes post for you! Here are some great alternatives to these popular, but pricey make up products!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Marc Jacobs Beauty Review

I didn't know Marc Jacobs made beauty products until a couple years ago and I was curious to know if the high price was worth it. So I've been gathering a few of their products to do a brand review. I don't have very many (because they're extremely pricey) but I have some of their main products. I'm hoping to get some of their eyeshadows soon and once I do, I'll definitely write a post about it! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Book Review - Pretty Little Liars Series

This may be an extremely popular TV show but did you know it all started with a book? I didn't when I first started watching PLL but once I did, I bought the first four books immediately.

Pretty Little Liars Series
by Sara Shepard

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

October Favorites

Another month has flown by! We're already into November and there's only 52 days until Christmas! Yes, I'm one of those people that has already listened to Christmas music. No shame. It's the best time of the year! 
Well let's get into what I've been loving this month.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Once again I'm swamped with school this week, so I've compiled a bunch of my favorite youtubers' Halloween costume ideas! These are all so cute and very original. There's definitely something for everyone.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Easy DIY Fall Decor

I've been so crazy busy with school and work lately that I haven't had much time to write up a blog post. I was planning on doing some fun DIY fall decor but I only ended up making one of them. But all of these are found on Pinterest and are extremely cute!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sephora Play vs Ipsy - October 2016

It's that time of month again! Sephora Play and Ipsy battle it out to see who's the better subscription. Let's get into it!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Maybelline Super Stay 24 Lipcolor Review

Maybelline is one of my all time favorite drugstore brands. I probably own more things from them than anyone else. So when Influenster offered to send me a couple of their Super Stay 24 Hour Lip Colors to test out, I was all in.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

OOTD- Winterize Your Summer Dress

I absolutely love fall fashion, but I really hate when I have to start putting all my cute summer dresses away for the season. So why not convert them for the cold months?! Here are a few tips and tricks to wear your summer dresses in the fall.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Book Review - If I Stay Collection

Today is another book review! I absolutely love reading and you guys seemed to really like the last one I did. I'm sure a lot of you have heard of the movie If I Stay but did you know it was a book? 

If I Stay Collection
by Gayle Forman

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Smashbox Review: Eye Products

I've only really heard people talk about Smashbox primers and their liquid lipsticks. I knew those products were amazing, but what about everything else? I decided to try out several eye products and see if they were just as good as their other raved about products.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

September Favorites

Another month gone by, another favorites post. It's finally fall time, which means scarves, boots, and sweaters! Fall fashion is my absolute favorite, I just love getting all cozy and bundling up. Plus you know what that means? Just a few more months until Christmas! Yay! 
Okay lets jump into it!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

OOTD- Fall Stripes

Where I live, it doesn't get very cold until the end of October or early November. So I can usually get away with wearing jeans and a short sleeve shirt and be perfectly fine. This is one of my go to outfits for running errands or just relaxing around the house. It's so one of those outfits that looks like you put in a lot of effort, when really you just threw it on last minute.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sephora Play vs Ipsy - September 2016

It's that time of month again! Where we battle out the two subscription boxes (both $10 monthly) to see which one delivered better products. Here we go!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

17 Fall Date Ideas

Picture: Love and Gifts

It's officially fall time now and what better way to kick off the season than by 
coming up with a bunch of fall date ideas!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Essence Beauty Review

I recently discovered this amazingly cheap brand at Ulta! There are quite a few great quality products available for less than $5.00, which is freaking awesome. So since I'm all about saving money but still having great make up, I decided to do a little review for you guys.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

SIX Ways to Save Money

I've always been one to love a good deal and when something is free it's even better. I've put together a list of my all time favorite websites, apps or rewards programs that have awesome benefits. I seriously use every single one of these all the time and I'm sure you'll love them too!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Best Of: Dry Shampoo

I'm a huge believer of dry shampoos. My hair gets greasy after one day and without dry shampoos I'd be wasting so much time washing my hair. Not only are they great for giving your hair a refresher, they also give flat hair lots of volume. 

I am so picky about which dry shampoos I use and I hate wasting my time and money on something that doesn't work. To save you the heartache, I've put together a list of some drugstore and high end options that work great!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Back to School Lookbook

Planning outfits can be a real pain sometimes. I know I always think I'm going to plan what I'm going to wear the night before but in reality that never happens. The quickest way for me to get an outfit together is by scrolling through Pinterest or looking at previous things I've pinned. To make your life sooo much easier, I put together FIVE back to school outfits.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Back to School Make Up Essentials

When I was in middle and high school, I never woke up early enough to put a full face of make up on. Sleep was always more important to me! So I put together a list of a few beauty essentials.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

August Favorites

I seriously can't believe it's already September! Like holy cow, the summer flew by. Everyone is starting school and fall is coming up fast. Before we know it, it's gonna be Christmas. Before we get into my August favorites, I just wanted to say I'm really sorry this is going up a couple days late! It was my first week of class and honestly, I've been so crazy busy. I might start only posting once a week and occasionally twice, but I'm not quite sure yet. Just wanted to give you guys a heads up so you know why I might be disappearing a little bit!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

[More] Makeup Dupes

I'm here today with another list of makeup dupes! Who wants to spend tons of money when you can get the same product for a fraction of the price. These tested dupes are courtesy of Eleventhgorgeous.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Ipsy vs Sephora Play! - August 2016

These are both $10 monthly subscription boxes that are absolutely amazing. There's also Birchbox, but I'm personally not a fan of the products you receive. I would definitely recommend either Ipsy or Sephora Play! over Birchbox.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Book Review - The Shiver Trilogy

I am a huge book worm. I have been ever since I was a little girl and it's one of my favorite ways to relax. Since I love reading so much, I thought it would be nice to share some of my favorite books with you from time to time. 

The Wolves of Mercy Falls (Shiver Trilogy)
by Maggie Stiefvator

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Travel Beauty Essentials

This week I'm going on a road trip with my husband to Nauvoo, Illinois for my brother's wedding. It's always so hard for me to not over pack when I go on a trip, especially my make up and hair care. I can't help that I want to take my entire vanity. It would totally fit in the car... right?

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Collective Beauty Haul - Sephora, Lush + More!

Well guys, I'm addicted to make up. Seriously, I can't stop buying it. Luckily I just had a birthday so a lot of these were gifts. Which totally saved my wallet! There's just something special about getting new make up.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

OOTD - Sunny Sunday

This is one of my favorite outfits to wear to church, especially when it's nice and sunny outside. This shirt screams summer to me and when it's paired with a pencil skirt, you look like a million bucks!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

12 Fashion Accounts to Follow on Instagram

I think we already know how much I love Instagram. It's become so much more than just a place to share photos. One of the main things I use it for is inspiration. There are so many amazing fashion accounts out there but I'm going to be sharing my all time favorite ones.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

YouTuber of the Week: The Style Icon, Olivia Jade

Olivia Jade Giannulli is a beauty and fashion youtuber and style icon everywhere. You may not recognize her name but I promise you know her mom.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Summer Clothing Haul - Forever 21, TJ Maxx + More!

I've been trying to be better about cleaning out my closet and getting rid of clothes I've had since high school. You see, back when I lived at home I spent all of my money on clothes since I didn't have to pay for anything. Now that I've moved out and lived on my own for quite a while now, I have different priorities with how I spend my money. I rarely go shopping. So if I do buy something, it's like a $10 or less shirt.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

July Favorites

 This month as been all about skin care. I've been trying to get my skin smoother and more even. These products have been my holy grail for the month of July! I just couldn't get enough of them.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

YouTuber of the Week: The Wonderful, Tati

Tati Westbrook, or Glam Life Guru is a beauty guru that specifically does reviews on several different products. She has different segments depending on the day of the week. For example, she does Hot Or Not reviews and OMG!! beauty videos.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Play! by Sephora - July 2016

Back in September, Sephora launched their very own beauty subscription box. It was immediately very popular, with them selling out every month and the wait list getting longer and longer. Now that it's been going for 10 months, they've been getting a lot more boxes and several spots are opening up. I was only on the wait list for about a month, which is so lucky! I've heard of some people waiting for 4 or 5 months before they finally get their first box. But it is so worth it!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

DIY Wall Art: Popsicle Stick Hexagon Shelf

This is one of my all time favorite home DIYs I have ever done. And also one of the easiest! I found this on pinterest one day when I was just scrolling through and absolutely loved it. It looks so nice and expensive when in reality, it's one of the cheapest DIYs out there.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

YouTuber of the Week: The Beautiful, RachhLoves

Rachel aka RachhLoves is a beauty and lifestyle youtuber from Canada. She is a mother to two beautiful children and has over one million subscribers on her channel.
Wow, talk about successful!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

DIY Avocado Face Mask

Who doesn't love face masks? It's so much fun to pamper yourself and your skin feels amazing afterwords. Well I found something even better. 

Homemade face masks.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Walmart Beauty Box - Summer 2016

Walmart has a beauty box subscription that is only $5! This is by far the cheapest subscription box I've ever had. The only down side is that it ships once a season, or every three months. Of course it has products that are more every day and much cheaper than what you'd receive in a Birchbox.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

YouTuber of the Week: World-Renowned Beauty Inspiration, Zoella

I haven't been watching quite as many YouTube videos as I normally do but 
I have for sure been watching a lot of one particular person.
I'm sure you've heard of her if you're part of the YouTube community.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Marc Jacobs Glistening Illuminator Glow Stick Review

The highlight trend is still going strong and looks like it's here to stay. I have recently found the most amazing travel friendly highlighter.