Lifestyle

Transitioning Into A Minimalist Lifestyle

February 18, 2015

Growing up in Southern California has a certain lifestyle. The lifestyle of being a socialite, a shopaholic, and really trying to Keep Up with the Kardashians. I wish I knew back then what I know now.

Don’t get me wrong, life is fun and the people are great. I was very much into always stopping by the the mall to shop for clothes, accessories, home goods. However, that became a bad habit. I didn’t NEED to buy anything. I had clothes that I haven’t worn in months and some with price tags still on them. I had an array of styles that anyone would be able to find something they liked. I had home decor that I would be over having after a few months and always trying to find something to add or replace.

Here are some tips that I found while taking this journey.

Absorb Your Material Life: Sit in a space and take a look around. Take notice of any clutter, items that’s been unused, or even collected dust. Think to yourself and ask yourself, When I have I used/worn that? Do I still like it?

Let Go: Next is to start purging. I recommend getting a few medium sized moving boxes so you are more likely to get rid of it. Take the challenge of going room by room, day by day and putting items in the box that fit the negative responses to your questions. Donate to friends, family, coworkers or Good Will.

Change Your Buying Habits: This was and still kind of is, the most difficult task for me. Ask yourself do I need this? Do I LOVE this? Do I already have this? When I shop for clothes, my rule is if you don’t LOVE it, don’t buy it. I even ask myself, will this item change my life?

I believe this transition will ease my mind and simplify my life. I’ve come to realize I want to be able to travel more and essentially have more funds to do so. I decided that minimalism is the best option. I gave away 80% of my clothes and donated home decor that I didn’t care for. I’m left with a good amount of clothes, a sofa, dining table, bed and computer desk. Even with all that I have left, I still want to keep purging items I have.

What are your thoughts on this type of lifestyle?

Lifestyle

5 Must-Have Liquid Lipsticks

February 17, 2015

Time to step up your lipstick game up. Liquid lipsticks are all the rage and are available in a wonderful range of colors. Goes on wet like a gloss and dries matte for all day wear!

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001. Lime Crime: Velvetines
Ground-breaking formula that goes on liquid and dries completely matte. Touch-proof, transfer-proof, long-wearing and utterly addictive!
Colors to try: Salem and Wicked.
$20.00 //Buy Here

anastasia

002. Anastasia Beverly Hills
Full coverage, intense pigment, and a matte finish in an easy-to-apply liquid formula.
One sweep delivers vibrant long-wearing color that sets all day. Formula is ultra-pigmented. Swirl wand around tube to evenly mix color before application. Available in 20 shades.
Colors to try: Heathers and Lovely
$20.00 //Buy Here

katvond

003. Kat Von D: Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
A long-wear, full-coverage liquid lipstick with a smooth matte finish.
Colors to try: Heathers and Lovely
$20.00 //Buy Here

prettyzombie

004. Pretty Zombie Cosmetics
Colors to try: Zombettie and Dahlia
$12.00 //Buy Here

nyx

005. NYX Cosmetics: Soft Matte Lip Cream
Straddles the line between lipstick and gloss. Unique innovative texture adds the perfect polish to any look.
Colors to try: Antwerp and Stockholm
$5.99 //Buy Here

Fashion

Lilly Pulitzer for Target

February 16, 2015

“Palm Beach is a state of mind”- Lilly Pulitzer

Just in time for spring, Target is partnering with Lilly Pulitzer on a limited-edition collection that celebrates the brand’s resort chic aesthetic and vibrant prints and patterns.

Lilly Pulitzer founded her namesake line in sunny Palm Beach, Fla., in 1959, introducing a new genre of fashion – American resort wear – that to this day celebrates bold individuality and encourages women everywhere to embrace color and fearlessness in every area of their lives.

Lilly Pulitzer for Target features 15 lively and modern prints inspired by archival artwork across 250 items, including apparel, shoes and accessories for women and girls, home goods and cosmetics. The collection ranges in price from $2-$150, and will be available exclusively at all Target stores in the U.S. and Canada and Target.com beginning April 19.

I’m really looking forward to this collection. Target is my new favorite place for shoes and home decor and now a selection of clothing. Are you looking forward of this line? What is your favorite brand from Target?