Summer Time Fine

 

So this past Wednesday was the first official day of summer. Living in Miami every day can feel like summer. Although I wish I could spend most of my summer in Bimini where that picture was taken. Wherever you are, it’s summer time to enjoy the fuck out of it. When I was younger it was all about no school, music, popsicle, partying, and of course the beach. My must haves include a bit of the nostalgia of all of that good stuff with my own twist.

  • Little Black Dress: Summer approved, of course. Now i know what you’re thinking black in this summer heat. Yes it can be done. A simple T-shirt dress or a tank dress with some cute shoes and BAM your set. This is where #2 comes into play. LBDDress: dollskill Bag: killstar
  • A Statement Bag: Make it pop. It’s summer, what better time to show how you feel with a bag instead of a lame T-shirt? This can take any outfit from lame to the shit. You want something that is going to have people begging you to tell them where you copped it, just reply ” I forgot” and smile like the badass you are. boombox bagBag: dollskill
  • Starbucks: Iced Please ? What is summer with out your iced drinks and sunglasses ?ombre pink drink
  • Fishnets: Now I have been feeling these way too much lately. You can dress them up or down,  pair em with jean shorts or a dress. They are just so easy and come in so many colors. The best part? Won’t break your bank. img-7.jpgFishnets/Shirt: alien outfitters
  • Music: Now I bet you’re thinking um music? Yes ! Go out of your way and explore some new music. Support local musicians, go listen to some bands play live, ect. I went all out and got a record player. I am following in my grandfather’s footsteps and hope to start a collection. Of course i had to start with my favorite album that just celebrated it’s 50th birthday. FYI most artist have vynils and the MP3 version too.
  • Netflix: What is summer with out binge watching all your favorite movies and shows? I mean I’m all about partying and going all out but who doesn’t love to bum it out and watch an entire series in a week? Or re watch their favorite movie for the 100th time? Make sure to have fun with it!
  • Movie: The Shining

  • BEACH: If you are one of the luck ones near a beach take advantage! Not everyone is lucky as us! I have been dying to catch some up on some sun but the Miami weather has not been cooperating. Take advantage, it is summer after all! Make sure to wear sunscreen while you tan and don’t forget those lips!

      Lip Balm: stardustfunk (SPF + moisture) Towel: alien outfitters

  • Get Creative: Do something creative! Get out of your comfort zone. Do a DIY project, take a trip you have always wanted to take, get outside more. Do whatever makes you happy! Make this summer count! DIY succulentI planted this bad boy myself into one of my empty lush pots. If you are a true lushie you have a bunch left over and this is a cute way to brighten up any room.

Now if you really like all my suggestions feel free to click the hyperlinks under the pictures and help yourself. Treat Yourself this Summer! You won’t regret it! Don’t forget when shopping at Alien Outfitters Make sure to use my code for 15% off your purchase! ** StephanieR15 **

 

MDW 2017

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Memorial day weekend is very important weekend, we can’t forget why we celebrate and have this weekend off.  However this weekend I got the opportunity to have a photo shoot and I couldn’t be happier about it. It usually rains here in Miami but we got lucky with amazing weather! Between the pictures, the weather, and the sun tanning by the pool I couldn’t have asked for anything more.

romper: topshop hat: dollskill necklace: rogue and wolf lipstick: limecrime pansy

top: juicy couture skirt: nikki lipstick shoes: YRU highlight: kat von d alchemist palette

shirt//fishnets: alien outfitters belt/glasses: dollskill shorts: express boots:sam edelman

I had a blast running around Miami shooting photos. I loved styling and getting all dressed up. I can’t wait till the next one. All details are mentioned above. When shopping at alien outfitters use my code StephanieR15 for 15% off!

sylist//MUA: @stardustfunk

 

Weed Helps Epilepsy, Duh

 

Doctors who treat Dravet syndrome can’t stop their patients’ seizures—but a chemical in weed may help. Dravet syndrome is a rare, genetic form of epilepsy that affects less than one in 16,000 children. It’s diagnosed when infants who are perfectly healthy start having seizures around their first birthday. From there, doctors can prescribe medications that…

via A chemical in weed can treat a devastating form of epilepsy — Quartz

I don’t know about you but I hate taking my 3654975 pills to treat my “disability” aka epilepsy. I am just 24 years old and some day am throwing up my life or feel like a zombie from everything. Sometimes I think the side effects are worse than the pills. At the same time seizures are the worst, so what can I do when there is a gridlock state like Florida where medical marijuana is technically legal but the government has everything on hold? Just wait, it makes things frustrating and difficult. Research like this not only gives us patients hope but hopefully pushes our representatives to get moving and push the laws!

Bubblegum Lip Scrub Review

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Lip Scrub: Lush Bubblegum 25g       Price: $9.95

So I have recently started using matte lipsticks, but there’s one thing standing in my way DRY LIPS. Kylie Jenner makes those smooth lips look so easy. I tried all the so called tricks and nothing compares to the Lush lip scrubs. I know what your thinking $9.95 for a lip scrub? But hey they last forever and they get rid of dry lips before applying lipstick and left over stains of remaining lip stick.

What sets this scrub apart is the matching flavor and sweet smell of bubblegum. It instantly took me back to my middle school days walking around with my lip smackers. However this bad boy is a castor sugar scrub with bubblegum flavoring. It is rough enough to easily remove excess skin from the lips leaving them smooth and ready for lipstick application, without being too much and making lips raw. You can either rub it off with your finger or lick it off. Beware once you get a taste it is addictive! I heard of a girl who buys one for her lips and one to eat, I DO NOT RECOMEND EATING THAT MUCH SUGAR!

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Rating: 4/5  Lush Lip Scrubs 

The only reason I gave it a 4/5 is because it is a small bottle for the price. It does last forever though. Above before applying my matte lipstick I used my go to lip scrub. It makes matte lipstick 500 times easier. As you can see it glides on smoothly. Matte lipsticks were my biggest nightmare, now not so much.

PLEASE SHARE YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW SO I CAN PUT THEM TO THE TEST!

 

Super Foods for That Summer Bod

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Glasses: Dollskill-Quay Top: Tillys Bottom: Victoria Secret-Pink

Summer is coming, and it’s coming fast. We can all think of one thing that summer body! Well there are easy ways of slimming down without sacrificing flavor or spending hours in the kitchen. I’m going to give you some healthy examples that will put you on the fast track to the body you want with out all that BS. Just substitute these ingredients in your recipes. Best part is they are all vegetarian.

  1. Lentils– loaded with antioxidants that can lower the risks for cancer, diabetes, heart disease; also full of minerals including iron, zinc, potassium and folate
  2. Balsamic Vinegar– contains polyphenols or inflammation fighters, appears to help lower hypertension
  3. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder– usually you think unhealthy wrong, 2 tablespoons has nearly 4g of fiber and 16% of your daily value of magnesium
  4. Tomato Paste- research shows you might absorb the lycopene better in cooked tomatoes vs. fresh tomatoes, lycopene is the antioxidant linked to protection against certain types of cancer and skin wrinkles
  5. Pumkin Seeds– good source of minerals like zinc, iron, vitamin E, rich in lignans plant compounds that help moderate estrogen production
  6. Barley– keeps heart healthy, rich in fiber, reduces risk of hemroids, maintains a healthy colon
  7. White Pototoes– if not turned into french fries can be good for you, 140 cal per 5 oz potato, good source of fiber, contains carbs, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals
  8. Cauliflower– packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, promotes detox
  9. Artichokes- tough on the outside but soft on the inside; rich in fiber, antioxidants, polyphenols help in fighting cancer
  10. Parsley- 1 tablespoon = 1 calorie, helps build strong bones, rich in vitamin K and antioxidants
  11. Chia Seeds– absorb 10 times their weight in water, slows the absorption of glucose and keeps the blood sugar steady, high in fiber, calcium, iron, and zinc
  12. Sauerkraut– high in probiotics, boots immune system, prevents colon cancer, and can improve mood

So what makes most of these foods “super foods” is the antioxidants. That means these foods have properties that include anti-aging, protecting the body from cell damage that results from free radicals. This includes heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. I eat these foods all the time. For example pumpkin seeds as snacks, or cauliflower mashed up ( like mashed potatoes) the possibilities are endless. FYI it doesn’t have to be summer to be healthy! These foods taste fucking AMAZING and are worth a try!

 

Sources:

Prevention Magazine April 2017

Calling All Alien Babes

goddessShirt: Alien Outfitters

You are in the presence of a GODDESS. Not that my shirt needed to tell you that. Lately I have been all about over sized T-shirts displaying whats on my mind. Look no further than Alien Outfitters for some bad ass out of this world tops. I like the over sized tee because you can dress it up with a waist belt, or dress it down like I did here with some leggings. Oversized not your thing? Don’t fret they also have crop tops and halter tops.

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Blade: Alien Outfitters

So this is the first blade I added to my collection. My brother is an avid collector so he got me into this hobby. Let me put it to you this way he has a pair of WOLVERINE CLAWS. Yeah I’m pretty jealous. He is now jealous of this bad boy I picked up from Alien Outfitters  knife section. They have so much to offer I can’t wait to pick up something else to add to my collection. As a batman fan this is my new favorite joker item.

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Tapestry: Alien Outfitters

So I had been seeing this on instagram for a while and something about it was just soooo pretty. Once I found out where I could order it online I was immediately sold! You can find it right here at Alien Outfitters. I hung this bad boy up in front of my big window in my bed room. I haven’t stopped staring at it! I love it beyond words. It is HUGE lol.

Rating: 5/5.

Overall my haul was BADASS ! Everything came on time, quality was great and came just as expected! Shipping was fast AF and free for orders over $50. I got some more stuff that I didn’t post but it was equally as awesome. Keep an eye out for more pics and outfit deets from A.O.

**USE MY CODE StephanieR15 FOR 15% OFF YOUR NEXT PURCHASE FROM ALIEN OUTFITTERS **

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This card was included with my order. It’s the little things, I needed to read this. Heres a little alien inspo for you.

Xoxo Stephanie

Mothers Day 2017

 

So my mom likes to make a one day celebration into an event. So we celebrated mothers day not once but twice. She was more than happy to say the least. This year was special because I got to spend it with all the strong women in my life. With all the bullshit going on in the world we can forget how strong we are but I have these bad ass women to remind me. I am thankful for all of them and would not be who I am today with out them!

I hope you all enjoyed your mother’s day as well ! Remember who run the world? GIRLS!

NYX Cosmetics

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NYX Cosmetics is one of my go to brands. They are affordable and are AMAZING. Great prices without loosing quality. I was lucky enough to attend the opening of a store in Miami. In previous post I have posted some of my favorite NYX Cosmetics products. I am beyond grateful to have not 1 but 2 NYX Cosmetics stores in my area. My smile says it all. I will go over 5 products I can’t live without. It was hard to limit it down to 5 but here we go:

  1. Lip Lingerie– Satin Ribbon- is my shade of choice, still  moisturizer and long-lasting I can’t get enough I am dying to try the new lip liners
  2. Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick– Sway- I wore this to Ultra, not only did it stay on everyone was giving me compliments
  3. Butter Lipstick– West Coast- goes on so smooth and so pigmented I have in so many different colors
  4. Color Correcting Palette– comes with 6 different colors and blends well under foundation for problem areas
  5. Total Control Drop Foundation– this is a great light to medium coverage foundation, it comes in 24 shades and is very lightweight

When it comes to makeup I don’t spend hours doing full face and highlight contour all that jazz. I do like to have a fresh face, or what they call “lazy girl face.” All these products help me achieve that look with ease. The employees were helpful and helped me find everything I needed. From the right shade for my skin tone to every lippie my heart desired. I left as happy as my wallet was. Check out some of my badass haul.

FYI not everything fit in this picture… I have a problem 🙂

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Skin Care, You Should Care

Every one has a skin care routine, even those of you who say I don’t have one. I didn’t realize it until recently how bad I was treating my skin. It does not have to take hours, taking care of your skin has nothing to do with make up. Just a few steps can change the look of your skin and in the long run you will appreciate it! We are young now but no one wants to old and saggy one day. Once you get to know your skin you will fins the perfect products and routine for yourself. It took some trial and error and a lot of disciplining myself to get into the habit but here is a look into my skin care routine.

The most important part of any skin care routine is WATER! Drink it up. Start with the recommended 8 glasses but if you feel like you can use more go for it! No matter what skin type you have water, water, water. Drinking water will help even out your skin tones and texture. Not only your skin but body will love this.

A handy-dandy face wash is always important. When we go out into the world on a daily basis we get all the dirt and grime into our pores, we need something to get it out. My go to product is the NYX STRIPPED OFF WHIPPED CHARCOAL CLEANSER . It comes out grey and a whipped cream texture, but lathers out to white. This product contains activated charcoal so it is great for pulling everything out of your pores. I do not find that it is too harsh on my sensitive skin.

For when we don’t have time to wash our faces but we need to freshen up, you know it, toner. I think everyone should have a good toner on hand. As a lush lover my go-to toner is BREATH OF FRESH AIR . It contains sea water and aloe vera to cleanse and soothe the skin. Perfect for after the gym or for when on the run. I sometimes use this after my make-up remover to clean up whatever gunk is left behind.

What is a skin care routine without a good moisturizer? I apply my mine every night before I go to bed. It was very hard for me to find a moisturizer that worked for me. I tried serval samples some from Sephora and some from Lush before I found the one that worked for me. Best advice i have is don’t be shy and ask for help. If it wasn’t for one of the lush employees I wouldn’t have found this life saving product. So I freaked out at the price but it has helped with my combination skin and no break outs! So my go to product is GORGEOUS . The evening primrose oil must be the secret, or maybe the honey water. Damn lush somehow you got me again.

I do not wear makeup daily but I do like my face to look matte. This skin elixir wakes me up every morning with my cup of coffee. My go to is NYX TEA TREE BALANCE PRIMER . Although it says primer it can be used with or without makeup. I usually apply it with out make up on my way to work for that extra glow aka I didn’t just wake up. It does smell like tea tree but since I use it in the morning it tends to be like a wake up call.

Last but not least what is a skin care routine without a face mask? Now I have expressed my love for clay before so of course I am choosing a clay face mask. Did I just mention I love tea tree, yeah that too. Check out STARDUSTFUNK MERMAID FACE MASK . I use this usually when I need to relax and unconnect from the world. Slab some on for about 20 minutes or as long as a bubble bath and wash that sucker off. This mask contains sea clay, tea tree, and geranium so it does wonders for your face while smelling earthy and floral. Once washing off my skin I follow-up with a moisturizer.

That’s a look into what I do on the daily. I have seen my face go from blah to glow up in just a few weeks. I’m not one for lot’s of make up but I do want to take care of my skin. I have been getting compliments from everyone lately and it does feel good tbh.  SELF LOVE//CARE IS IMPORTANT. If you start when your young you won’t regret it when your older!

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Starbuck’s Unicorn Frappuccino

unicorn frap outside

Being a self professed lover of Starbucks and all things unicorn related, I literally FLIPPED MY SHIT when I heard there was a unicorn frappuccino coming my way. Now I am a lover of pink drink and you can see it in previous post, so first off pink drink forever. However this brightly colored flavor changing unicorn concoction is something to try at least once.

This frappuccino is pink with blue stripes and has whipped cream topped with glitter. Can you say kawaii unicorn? It was definitely one of the prettiest drinks I have ever seen. Now for the taste, it does change flavor. It’s like the opposite of a sour patch first it’s sweet then it’s sour. It’s kinda like drinking fruity pebbles. The glitter on top is very sour! Overall not bad, it is only here for a limited time so I will drink it then stick to pink drink.

Rating: 4/5

Make sure to check it out while they are still available. Remember always tip your barista!

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