Fabfitfun 2018 Fall Box

It’s about that time again when the new Fabfitfun fall box comes out! And I was pretty excited about this one!

First off, the box itself is adorable! I may be biased, because fall is my favorite season. But, look at how cozy it is!

The 1st thing this box comes with is a Beauty Blender. This one is in a light pink color, not like their usual hot pink ones. This usually retails for $20

The second item I took out are two Glamglow bubble sheet masks! I’ve used some of Glamglow’s products before and have loved them so I’m sure this mask is amazing!

The retail price- $18

The third item is a Luna bar. Which comes with a coupon to order on Amazon.

The fourth item in this box is touch-in SOL Metallist Liquid Foil Lipstick Duo in “Penny”. I’m not a huge fan of metal or foil lipsticks but the color is pretty. So who knows, I might love it.

Retail price-$24.99

The fifth item is SKIN&CO Roma Blue in Capri Shower Gel. This is a multi purpose shower gel that smells so good!

Retail price- $22

The sixth item is another skin care item. GROWN ALCHEMIST POLISHING FACIAL EXFOLIANT: Pink Grapefruit & Glucomannan Extract and it helps exfoliate dry skin.

Retail price- $67! ( I’m way too cheap to buy this on its own)

The seventh item is a cute little tea pot by Alfred. I’m not a huge tea lover but I know Chris will definitely get some good use out of this one! Retail price – $26

The eighth thing is a grey and white towel by Simply Whimsical. I love any neutral shade and it seems to go great with my kitchen.

Retail price- $14.99

The ninth product is a Catherine Malandrino Umbrella. If you know me you know I either brake or lose every umbrella I own so hopefully this one lasts!

Retail price- $39.99

LAST but not least is the Vince Camuto Luck Tote ! It’s beautiful vegan leather bag and probably my favorite thing in this whole box!

Retail price- $128

If you want to see these items or buy a box here’s the link and shop away!

https://fabfitfun.com

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I’m on a boat OOTD ( couple edition)

Recently, I went on a yacht around NYC for a friend’s birthday! It was really great! It was a beautiful sunny day and we got to see the Statue of Liberty 🗽  and of course, take as many selfies as we wanted!

I noticed when I was getting ready I really had no idea what I would wear to something like this in the middle of summer.

I wanted to wear something light that also covered me from the sun.

I went with theses pants from Forever 21. From a distance, they look like a maxi skirt but really they were loose fitting pants with a slit up the side and a pair of shorts underneath for extra coverage.

For the top, I just went simple with a blank tank top from Primark (which you can never go wrong with).

Finally, I paired this outfit with some nude sandals from Kohl’s and a hat from H&M and of course some sunglasses 🕶!

The hat didn’t last very long because it was so windy I was scared that it would fly away!

Chris was also having trouble trying to figure out what to wear on a yacht. He wore a bright white men’s dress shirt by Michael Kors with plaid shorts from American Eagle. And since we were going on a yacht, he said, “I can’t NOT wear these shoes..” His slip-on leather Steve Madden dress sneakers.

But, he’s not that fancy, those are fake Ray Bans he got on the beach in Mexico for $10…

What would you wear to a boat party?

Leave it in the comments below!

Xox

My Skin Cancer Scare

As most of you know, I LOVE to take selfies. Whether or not I post all the ones I take…Well, that’s another story. Let’s just say my phone’s storage is basically half taken up by my own face.

I have had a few moles for some years now, along with some birthmarks as well. This was nothing new to me and I was used to seeing them on my body. So, during one of my selfie-taking sprees, I noticed that a little mole that was on the very top of my forehead was more noticeable than ever before. It got me interested enough to look back to old pictures and notice that it wasn’t even there!

As you can imagine, I instantly knew what it was. I have cancer and I’m going to die. Anyone else who has anxiety, especially when it comes to ANYTHING medical can relate to that instant thought. (no, I don’t have cancer, btw.)

I went to a local dermatologist – I’ll deal with this woman in a bit – and I had them take a look. Long story short, they wanted to take a biopsy, right then and there. I have never had anything more than a tattoo needle touch my skin, and now they were about to take a piece of my head out?! The way she explained it, she made it seem like a quick and easy process. Take a small biopsy, get test results, and even if they remove it, it’ll be quick and painless. Little did I know…

Thankfully, the results came back negative for any type of cancer or Melanoma. It was an Atypical mole, which is common on people who are prone to moles and have fairer skin. So, as they said before, they would take it out and would need me to come back in.

NOW I will deal with the doctor. In the past decade I have seen internal doctors, dermatologists, gynecologists and other types of doctors. Never in my life did I meet a doctor who was so short with people, a doctor who wouldn’t slow down to explain and who set me into a panic attack over the phone, making me think that I was in danger and needed it out immediately.

After speaking to the physician assistant (really nice woman named Carla) I felt better. She explained things slowly, told me it was okay and actually made me understand. It was bad enough that I needed to have his done, but this doctor made me feel stupid on top of everything. I think she forgets that WE ARE NOT DERMATOLOGISTS. So, you saying long medical words that no one understands and then getting ANNOYED when I say I don’t know what it means, really did not make me comfortable!

The day of the procedure, they made me think (because they said so) that it would be one stich. Not SEVEN on two layers like I got. This picture below is what it looked like the day of the procedure. (this was to remove a 1/8 inch long mole)

This was a nightmare. I am getting married in April, and I look like someone attacked me with a bat. Along with constant changing of bandages, not getting it wet (or showering for two days) it also came with a giant headache. For two weeks straight. Also, as an added bonus, I went through the most excruciating pain I have ever felt when she stabbed my head with the needles for anesthesia.

Regardless of how rude and how terrible at communicating the doctor was, she did a good job and was able to remove everything. The stiches were removed a few weeks later and it is actually healing really well! It has already lightened up so much! As you can imagine I was (still am) terrified that this will ruin my wedding pictures that are costing me thousands of dollars…

Now:

This was a very scary experience. For those of you who don’t know me too well, I do not handle medical things well at all. I get very worried, very anxious, I panic and I get worried that something is wrong. A lot of people have the same experience. This was a very big learning experience for me. Not just about how to detect things that change size on my body (which we should all be doing) but also how to handle situations that are scaring me to death.

I’ve also learned how important sun protection really is. I’m very pale so I always put sunscreen on when I went to the beach, pool or any outing where I was in the sun for more then a couple hours. But now I know that it really is important to put sunscreen on everyday, even on those cloudy days that you think won’t matter! I started to do my research about what time of sunscreens are the best and the strongest so I can have peace of mind from now on.

The sunscreen I use is Blue Lizard Australian sunscreen

The only I don’t like about it is that you have to reaalllllyyyy rub it in or you’ll look like a ghost!

A easy tip to wearing sunscreen everyday on you face is using a foundation that has spf in it!

Let me know if you’ve gone through something similar and how you felt!

Planning A Wedding: Where To Start

When I got engaged, I think I waited a full 24 hours before I started planning! I’m a planner at heart and I couldn’t wait to start the process, so I figured I would share my journey with the internet and help someone else get some pointers too.

WEDDING PLANNER:

I got mine from Kate Spade.  Kate Spade-Bridal Planner ($48.00)

I’m in love with it, it comes with all the information you need and even timelines of when you should start. I know there apps and websites where you can plan weddings, but I think it’s a nice idea to have a binder full of the process. It even has inspiration pages you can cut and paste on! A couple years from now it’s going to be great to look back and see everything all together. Processed with VSCO with f2 preset

WEDDING APPS/WEBSITES:

The Knot – The Knot is probably the app/website I use the most. If you’re more of a digital type of planner this one will be great for you.

It has checklists, vendors, guest lists, wedding websites and also a wedding vision quiz to help pinpoint what kind of style wedding for you, and even colors!

The Wedding Spot – The Wedding Spot is an amazing app/website that gives you estimated quotes from vendors. This really helps if you have a budget and what to know right away what kind of price you’re looking at because sometimes it can take days for vendors to get back to you.

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INSPIRATION:

Pinterest – Pinterest is the best place to find wedding inspo, it’s full of wedding dresses, themes, flowers, days and everything you can think of to plan a wedding! It’s a MUST have while starting out to plan and figuring out your style. It may even help you come up with creative things to do for your own day.

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Happy Planning ❤

Do you like this series? Want more? Let me know in the comments =]

Lazy Sunday 

Lately I haven’t been feeling inspired, maybe it’s this annoying weather I don’t know. But last week Chris and I did a mini shoot with our growing record collection! 

Hope this inspires you to jam out in a robe and collect some new music. Xoxo 


Record player – Bed Bath & Beyond 

Records-thrift stores

Mug- Rae Dunn (homegoods) 

Pillow- Papersource 

Robe- Amazon 

Dress It Up With Lace! OOTD/Make-up Look

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I’ve been obsessed with lace recently and I wanted to share my outfit with you guys!

The top is from Francesca’s but sadly I can’t find it anywhere so I picked out some tops that have a similar vibe.

OUTFIT DETAILS

Express Lace-up All-over Lace Tank • Express •

Women’s Astr The Label Adela Off The Shoulder Lace Top •

Michael Kors Medium Selma Tote • Michael Kors •

Gaiam Om High-Rise Cut-Out Cropped Leggings • Gaiam •

http://www.shopstyle.com/collective/basically-living/42925013

MAKE UP:

Milani Color Statement Lipstick • Milani •

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Pink. • Stila •

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette • Anastasia Beverly Hills •

Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Liquid Foundation – Barcelona • NARS •

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer – Only at ULTA • Tarte •

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight & Contour Palette • Tarte •

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit – Light To Medium • Anastasia Beverly Hills •

A Day In Brooklyn​

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Chris and I went to Brooklyn just to hang out and walk around.

We stopped at this really awesome market that has all handmade items!

Fad Market  

 

 

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I bought this bracelet! Some of the money went to planned parenthood, but they had others that went to different charities to help women’s rights and even the environment.

Check them out!

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We also got these amazing handmade cups and I’m living for them! Aren’t they the cutest?! I was in love with the indent that helps you hold the cup!

The guy that made these was amazing he even had some really cool bowls that I think im definitely going to get soon!

Check him out! Jonathon Castro Designs

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