5 Random Favorites

Miscellaneous

As Promised, I’m back with another post! I don’t have to too much to say so let’s jump right into it!

 

 

1. Patent leather boots ✨

These are my everything! Since they’re black they go with every outfit, but they add a touch of badass to every look! Plus they were on sale! These are from F21!

2. Mini LV Backpack ✨

This has been my go-to bag for the past couple of week. It’s small enough to be able to carry the basics and nothing more. That’s perfect for me, who can be a bit of a hoarder. 

3. Blush Fur Coat ✨

Peep my patent leather boots in this picture! Anyways, I have been lusting after a fur coat for months. Every blogger and their mother has a cheetah print one. But given, I’m a less adventurous girl, I went for this pale, blush coat. It’s so warm and cozy, the only thing is I wish it zippered and had pockets. Btw, this is from F21.

 

 

4. milk and honey 

Never did I think a book could change my life… milk an honey is chicken noodle soup for every girls’ soul. Read it, please.

 

5. SZA- Drew Barrymore

This song has been my national anthem for a couple of weeks now. It’s kind of about being in a controlling relationship and how one loses themself. I was once in the same position and this song reminds me of all the things I wish I could’ve said….  yeah.

Thanks guys!

A.A

 

 

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My Skincare Routine

Lifestyle

Hello everyone! Sorry for taking such a long break, I have been struggling a lot with finding inspiration 😦 But I have finally returned ! I’m also very proud to announce I have reached over 50 followers!!!! It may seem like such a small number but to me, it’s like the entire wolrld!

Anyways, here is my skincare routine!

Step 1: Removing Makeup

Now there are three ways I like to remove my makeup. When I’m super tired and lazy I just use a plain old makeup wipe. Preferably neutrogena wipes. If I have a little more time and energy, I turn to my trusted bio makeup remover from Paris. This stuff has the strength to power through stubborn mascara! However it doesn’t remove all makeup so you will have to go in with something else. Finally, my coveted coconut oil. Coconut oil has soo many uses and makeup removing is just one. I can’t say enough good things about it. Another alternative to coconut oil is olive oil, which everyone tends to have in their pantry!

Step 2: Cleansing

 Next step is cleansing! First I always turn to African Black Soap. Black soap has anti-bacterial properties and gets rid of dark spots and acne. Many people have said this is a game changer in the skincare world. Then I might create a scrub out of baking soda and water to get my pores clean. Baking soda is known to treat blackheads.

Step 3: Toning

I know this technically isn’t a toner but I’ve been using oxy-pads as a “toner”. Can’t really say too much about them. I don’t feel like they make a difference. *shrugs* Then I use witch hazel. I use Humphreys Lilac Skin Softening Witch Hazel. Like the title says, it makes my skin super soft. In terms of my hyper pigmentation, I would say yes, I have seen improvements since introducing this product into my routine.

Step 4: Moisturizing

To wrap things up I like to use 99% Aloe Vera gel for my dark spots. You can find this at any organic store. Tip: put this on any pimple for an overnight cure! Next I spray Lush’s Tea Tree Water all over my face. This is a really light moisturizer with the benefits of tea tree oil. Finally I top it off with all natural tea tree oil! And that’s my skincare routine!

Hope you guys found this somewhat helpful! Stay tuned for more!

-A.A

Fall Favorites 2016!

Miscellaneous

Fashion & Acessories

1. Berets

So, my first favorite is a cult classic! Berets are so fun to style, they make any outfit adorable! Imagine this paired with a cute pair of stockings and boots. They’re literally a perfect hat for fall.

2. Knee High Boots

Hands down, these are my most worn item this season! I’m wearing at least four times a week. I feel like cinderella in these. Paired with a beret, you’re unstoppable!

3. Brown leather jacket

Usually I always lean towards black. But this fall, I’ve been experimenting with warm tones as you can see by my instagram(@ash.leey). I really love this jacket on warmer days. Plus, I really love the style of this one. I wish it came in black or grey!

4. Sock Ankle Boots

For the past couple of weeks, it’s seemed like everyone had these except me. Now that I’ve a proud owner, I definitely don’t regret this purchase. My pair is from Aldo amd they were around $60. Lately I’ve been making a point to invest in good shoes! These fit the bill perfectly!

5. Band Tees

Such an easy piece to style! They’re cool and make me feel so hardcore. ‘Nuff said!

Makeup & Skincare

1. Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Palette

I have a newfound love for this palette! I absolutely adore rose gold and this palette is basically a dupe for the naked 3 one!

2. Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation

All month I’ve been reaching for this. It keeps me matte for most of the day and provides full to medium coverage! I’ve also been using a lighter shade as concealer.

 I definitely have more skincare favorites, however I plan on saving them for a skincare routine post!

Music

1. Childish Gambino

Recently Childish Gambino came out with two new songs and I love relaxing, jamming out to them! Check him out!

Thanks for reading! I’ll have a November haul coming out soon! Also happy 20th post to me!

-A.A

September 26, 2016 OOTD

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Hello everyone! It’s officially fall and I’m so excited for Halloween and warm, fuzzy sweaters! Here is a quick ootd to start off the season!

Jeans: F21

Sweater: Marshalls

Jacket: F21

Choker: F21

Shoes: Delias

Thanks for reading! 

 

July & August Favorites!

Miscellaneous

favorites

Hello everyone! It’s been awhile since I’ve made a traditional blog post. August has been a super busy month for me. I was on vacation for two weeks (check out my travel diary video) and I started a new job at my local music store. I really love my new job, I would be there everyday if I could. My coworkers are really funny and there’s a really cute boy there who looks like a combination of a young Leonardo DiCaprio and Cole Sprouse ( I’m in love). I’ve also been busy with my new YouTube channel which you should definitely check out if you haven’t already! Anyways enough about me, let’s jump into this month’s favorites!

Movies
Coco Avant Chanel

Fashion films have to be my absolute favorite! So of course it was only a matter of time before I stumbled upon this gem. Coco Avant Chanel is basically about Coco Chanel’s history and how the House of Chanel got its start. It’s a beautiful, emotional film that really makes you appreciate Chanel so much more. If you’re a fan of the Devil Wears Prada or fashion in general, this is a film for you.

Youtubers

The LineUp
I have admired these ladies for a long time, but latey they’ve been absolutely killing it. Their editing is on point, I just love watching their videos. Watch one of their videos and you’ll see why they’re on my favorites list.

Emily Lee
I have been watching this girl for over a year now and she has come such a long way! She’s very interesting to watch, her videos are never dull! She makes the best lookbooks and lately she’s been doing a video series in which she does makeup looks inspired by album covers. Emily has been uploading almost twice a week lately and I’m obsessed!

Clothing and Accessories

Vogue Glasses
So I got new glasses in August and they are these vogue brand, dark brown glasses. They’re really cute and I think they really suite my face! That’s pretty much all I can say.

           Band Shirts For this one I’ve been inspired by Maddi Bragg. She recently styled a band shirt with a flames skirt and I’ve been obsessed with the look! They’re really casual and laid back and super comfy!

Makeup

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

I’ve loved this palette since I got it last Christmas. It really is such a versitile palette. You can create glam looks and natural looks. It also suites a wide variety of skin tones. It’s definitely an investment that’s worth the money. I know a lot of names like KathleenLights absolutely adore this palette and so do I! Check it out.

Elf Dark Blush Palette

If you have a dark to medium skin tone and are looking for blushes, this is for you. I’m so surprised that these are so pigmented and unlike my Sephora blush, it lasts all day. So awesome!

Music

Lost in the Light by Bahamas

I absolutely love this song! It’s so catchy and reminds me of beaches and slow dances!

BORNS

My final favorite is Borns! I have had their album on repeat all month! My favorite song on their album is Holy Ghost. Give them a listen!

That’s all for my favorites! So sorry this was so delayed. Hope you all enjoyed!

Thanks!

-A.A

August Haul!

Fashion

Hi everyone! So usually I make blog posts whenever I haul, but this time I decided to make another YouTube video! If you like this way better, give me a big thumbs up and subscribe to my channel for more! Enjoy!

-A.A

Exfoliating DIY Coffee Mask for Acne!

Lifestyle

Hi guys! Sorry I haven’t been posting much, I just got back from a cruise! Today I’m bringing you guys a DIY exfoliating coffee mask. The recipe was good ven to me by a friend and I thought I would share it because this thing really does work if you have acne. The coffee grounds  will exfoliate the skin while the honey (which has anti bacterial properties) will make your skin baby smooth!

 

 

Ingredients:

Coffee grounds (I like to use leftover Keurig Cups)

Extra Virgim Olive Oil

Milk (any kind will do)

Honey

Small Tupperware Container 

 

First get a small tupperware container and empty your coffee grounds into it. Then eyeball the olive oil, milk, and honey until you get a paste like consistency. And bam! You have yourself a homemade mask! For best results, apply for 10-15 minutes before washing off with warm water.

Enjoy!

-A.A

 

Athleisure Lookbook

Fashion

So July has come to an end and that means a new favorites post. Unfortunately I decided not to do one for July. I really didn’t wear any makeup or get dressed up so I didn’t have anything for that category. On top of that, most of my favorites stayed the same. I still listen to Christina and the Queens on repeat and you will always see me sporting a bomber jacket. So, I thought it would be nice to do a little lookbook. This one has an athleisure theme which is an everyday athletic look.                 Let’s jump into it!


Hope you enjoyed this!

-A.A

Room Tour!

Lifestyle

Hello everyone! I’m very excited to share with you my room tour today! I’ve been working to perfect my room for a couple of months now and finally, I’m satisfied with everything!

So the first thing you see when you enter my room is the vanity. This is where I keep all my makeup and stuff. This one in particular is from Ikea as well as 99% percent of my room. On the chair I keep my Zara backpack. Underneath is just a waste bin and my school bag.

On top you can see my camera on a little display thing from Marshalls. I’m a big plant lover so I have a couple of plants, mostly from Ikea as well as the metal planters. On the left you can see my marquee “A” from Target! Next to that I have a storage unit where I keep jewelry and whatnot as well as a planner and my iPad.

Now this shelf is my pride and joy! The circle shelf is from Target and yes, they still sell it. On the bottom I have my watches, a fake plant from Marshalls, a photo of my city, and some glasses hanging off. On the middle shelf I have another fake plant from Marshalls, a Paris street Style Coloring book also from Marshalls, a copper geometric ball from Marshalls, and a couple essie nail polishes.  Finally on the top is a candle, mini succulent, and another photo of NYC.

Moving on is my closet and mirror. The mirror is from Target. Behind me you can see my desk and my viola case.  Next to my mirror I keep a spider plant, a record player, and a golden pathos.

Above my windows I have some prints that I dry mounted in photography class.

On the next wall is a set of drawers from Ikea. The little copper lamp is also from Ikea. I have an aloe vera and another unknown plant.

I have a little diy marble board as well as my journal and sketch book on top. Next to that is a geometric diamond from HomeGoods. Behind that I have another candle and almost dead cactus.

Next is my bed! It’s from, you guessed it, Ikea. My duvet is also from Ikea. The two black square pillows are from Bed Bath and Beyond. The furry pillow and furry blanket are from Marshalls!

Above my bed, I have this pendant lamp that I ordered off of amazon with one of those cool lightbulbs from Home Depot.

Next to my bed is my little bookshelf. I have two cacti, a fake succulent bowl, and a picture that I diy’d for about $2. In the black bins from Amazon, I store my books, colored pencils, and wires.

Finally, my door. I have a collection of bags hanging from it as well as my laundry bin in the corner. 

At last, we have come full circle! That’s it for my room tour. If you have any questions or comments, be sure to leave them down below and I’ll do my best to answer! 

Thanks for reading,

-A.A