Take a look inside my vinyl collection 

I’ve been collecting vinyls for a while and they are my favorite things to listen to and look at. Here are some of my favorites from my collection:

 

Pink Floyd, definitely a classic.
This is my favorite Fleetwood Mac album, I just love the rustic sound.

I grew up on Sting and the Police so this album stirs up a lot of great childhood memories.

Halsey’s Badlands is one of my more recent purchases and it’s definitely one of my favorites.
 

I love the pink marble color for Halsey’s vinyl.
This is another one of my recent purchases. I’ve been looking for a Glass Animal’s Zaba vinyl for a while and I found one at my local record shop.

I love Lana del Rey’s Honeymoon vinyl. Her picture book is pure art.

This Hundred Waters vinyl is one of my favorites. It’s really unique hearing electronic music on a record player. The cover art is absolutely amazing. The front is a sunrise and the back is a sunset.
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moonchildja

Photoshoot with Lindsey (Camera Linds Photography)

I’m so excited to share these photos with you guys! Lindsey is super creative and that’s why I think she’s such a great photographer (one of the best I know). She wanted this shoot to be very bohemian based and of course, that’s right up my alley so of course I was interested! Lindsey found this great idea called flower tattoos which we tried and they turned out beautifully! I’ll be posting a how to for those very soon so stay posted. So if you love these photos, please check out Lindsey’s other work on her website: Camera Linds Photography and her instagram: @lindseyremy ❤️

 

I’m still obsessed with these flower tattoos, can’t wait to show you guys how we did it!
 
 
Love this one, took a couple tries, but turned out beautifully.

 
The candids are my favorites ❤️
 
 
You can only see one deer here, but there was a small pack. They were so close!
 
 

  

Probably my favorite. I love that you can see my henna!

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Shopping online done easy – affordable and just in time for spring!

  Me when I’m waiting for a package! lol 

Anytime I shop online, the first thing I look for — before even looking at the products is promotions. Promotions can really make your purchase cheaper, sometimes all you have to do is enter a code or your email when you check out! 

The next thing I look for is a “sale” page. Most people avoid it because they think the clothing is not as up to date as other pages like “newest releases.” Well, the “sale” page is how you save money. Many sale pages for clothing websites have products from the last newest release line which means it’s only less than a month old! Which means it’s still stylish! Yes, it’s possible to find something really ridiculous and very out of date in the sales pages, but don’t let it discourage you from getting a great, cute deal. 

So what I did was “shopped” for you. I shopped from 3 different online stores: forever21, charlotte russe, and h&m. All the items I chose are affordable and make great outfits. Enjoy! 

Under $50 outfit

  

Forever 21 for $10.90 (sale)

  
Forever 21 for $29.90

Under $35 outfit 

From H&M for $15 (sale)

  

From H&M for $9.99 (sale)

  
From Charlotte Russe $12.99 each

Under $60 outfit  

From H&M for $14.99 (sale)  
From H&M for $14.99 (sale) 

From Forever 21 for $19.90 

These outfits are perfect to bring in spring with! 

Which combination is your favorite? 

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Get the spring look: Dos and Don’ts

I’m so happy it’s spring. You know what that means? Bright colors, new hair, flowers. Those who fell into the winter and fall trance of matte dark lipsticks, dark colored eyeshadow and pale skin — fear no more, it’s time to get bold. 

Please do: 

  • Get out that bold red lipstick. Might as well pull out your pinks and corals  too. Sephora’s liquid lipstick has some of the brightest spring colors around.
  • Shop spring lines. Forever 21 and Kendall and Kylie’s line are affordable and bring out the latest and most stylish spring trends.
  • Try a new hair color. If you’re feeling bold enough, go blonde, pink, or even try grey like me! 
  • Paint your nails. Use yellows, pastel pinks, whites, greys and coffee colored polishes. These are the most popular colors this spring.
  • Use bright colored eyeshadow. I’m not the only one who’s been not using certain colors on my palette. This spring is the perfect time to experiment with some brighter colors. Blue and gold have been popular bright colors, try them out. You’ll be shocked!
  • Moisturize. The weather’s getting warmer, make sure you have a good face lotion. Also, oil serums have been trending. I use Korres Rose Brightening oil serum to even and brighten my skin. I just mix it with my foundation and my face feels hydrated.
  • Hike, go for a walk. It’s the perfect weather to do so. Breathe in the freshest air of spring, it’s good for you!

Please Don’t: 

  • Over do makeup. Yes, bright colors are in this spring, but if you use a bold lip color and eyeshadow and do heavy highlighter, that’s not as in. Try using a bold lip and light eye makeup or a bold eye and a nude rosey or mauve colored lipstick.
  • Spend all your time inside. Watch the flowers bloom, take a nap under the trees, make flower tattoos. Pinterest has some great spring activites and crafts, I’ll let you google “how to make flower tattoos” yourself, they’re sweet. 

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Shopping Tips if you hate spending money + OOTD/Haul: Cheap and cute outfit 

Ever walk into a shoe store and immediately lay your eyes on the most gorgeous set of heels you’ve ever seen? They’re probably about $1000000 right? So you go from crying tears of joy to tears of betrayal putting them down after seeing the price. 

This is usually me, but I found the cutest heels at a shoe store in an outdoor mall the other day. I saw the store itself was having a sale so I decided to go take a peek and maybe get a pair of cute shoes for about $15-$20. No. I left that store with a pair of $8.04 gorgeous heels. $8??? I was so ecstatic. 

On top of that, I visited Forever 21 the same day and saw they had their “buy one on sale get another on sale for free” going on. I usually never look at these because I expect all of it to be outdated and stuff no one wants, but for some reason I was drawn over there. I ended up finding a really cute brown pair of pants on the sale rack plus another pair! The pants together were $15…15!!! I went on to look for a shirt to match and found a cute crop top to go with them both which was $12. I didn’t break $30 and got two great outfits. So enough of my freaking out and here is the end result: 

   
 
Tips for cheap shopping if you cry when you spend over $50 like me (: 

  • Prepare yourself for sales before you go out. If you know a store is going to close, go there before Victoria’s Secret or Express
  • Coupons! Register for emails and keep up with online or in store promos. Every little bit counts! Sometimes stores will send me deals that many people do not know about. 
  • Ask if the store has a rewards system. Sephora is probably one of the best for this, fyi
  • Make a list of what you need and what you want before going out. Sometimes visualizing what you want or writing it down will help you figure out what’s really important or what you actually want.
  • Go straight for the sales racks. I know the new arrivals are tempting but looking at sales racks before will accustom you to lower prices, when you look at sales before the regularly priced items you’ll be less likely to buy more expensive items. 
  • Don’t take as much money with you! If you mostly use cash and you know you don’t want to spend over $50, don’t take $100 with you! If you use a debit card or credit card and find yourself spending that easier like me, pull out just what you’re comfortable spending and tell yourself not to use your card unless you have to. 

Where is your favorite place to shop? 

What is the most you’ve spemt at one time on a shopping trip? 

I love hearing from you guys, Let me know! 
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moonchildja

Obsessions of 2015 — My can’t live withouts!

2015 was a great year! Here were some of my obsessions: 

  1.   Matte Lipstick- Holy Cow. Dark brown matte lipsticks, nude matte lipsticks, dark purple matte lipsticks. One word: Amen. Not to mention Kylie Jenner’s new lipsticks that sold out seconds after they were released. Yeah I was one of those excited, loyal fans that was ready to click the “confirm my order,” exactly the time it came out, but sadly Kylie has too many fans who clicked that button half a second faster than I had.
  2.  Younique- This new brand of makeup has had me so obsessed. Some of the proceeds go to women who have experienced domestic violence and if you know someone who sells it (it’s kind of like Mary Kay only better for your skin!) they will receive some of the profit too! I think it’s just a great company. P.S. I’ll be releasing a review of the AMAZING Younique foundation and crazy cool mascara very soon! No harsh, unnecesary chemicals and less than 12 ingredients! It’s great for your skin!
  3.   Instant headache remover- I just recently found this nifty eye cover. Heat it up or freeze it and just put on your head when you’ve got a headache or right before you go to bed! It’s only about $1 at T.J Maxx and serves as one of my favorites from 2015 for whenever I need some relaxing me time.
  4.   Glass Animals Zaba Album- I’ve come across some great music in 2015! The Glass Animals have been around for a few years now and this album is great! If you like electronic, tribal music with a peculiar taste, this is for you. Listen to Gooey if it’s your first time hearing them. You will not regret it! 
  5.   Travis Scott- Like rap with a great beat and bass drops? Travis Scott has made some great music this year on his album Rodeo. You may have heard Antidote, as it’s one of his most popular songs and has been on the radio for a while now. If you like Antidote, you’ll LOVE the rest of that album! 
  6.   Gray Ombre- Ombres in general have been my thing all year, but the color grey has been my favorite color. Although I have not done this to my hair yet, it is coming soon! I promise I will post before and after pictures! 
  7.   Heels, anything with HEELS!- Addictive. That’s all I have to say about that!  


What were some of your obsessions? Let me know! I love trying new things! 


Thanks for reading, stay golden.