21 Things I’ve Learned At 21

Turning 21 this year, I decided to create list of what I’ve learned in that time. Things that have inspired me, broke me, shaped me into the woman I am today.

  1. Self-love is the best love. In the past I haven’t always believed this to be true, but loving yourself is the most courageous thing you can do in a world that tries to tell you not to.
  2. Keep your standards high. Keeping my standards high for myself and those that mean the most to me in life is essential. It gives me peace of mind.
  3. Know your worth. This was always taught to me growing up. Know your value, know your worth and you will be successful in whatever you pursue in life.
  4. Be kind to yourself. Being kind to yourself means providing yourself with the experiences that bring you most joy, love, and positivity.
  5. Never play small in life. Never sell yourself short in life. Always go for the gold in life. What you believe, you will achieve.
  6. Feel your Feelings. Never discredit your own feelings/emotions at the expense of others.
  7. Empower yourself, even if others don’t. Always know the strength you hold within yourself, even if others don’t see it.
  8. Let your creativity shine. Allow your light to shine through, and it will glow throughout everything you do.
  9. Never dim your sparkle. Something I’ve learned in life is to never dim your light for anyone else’s comfort. Live your life to the fullest for YOU regardless of the opinions of others.
  10. Live a life you love. Love the life you’re living in the present. Little moments in life add up to be the most meaningful parts of the human experience.
  11. Work hard in silence. Let your success make noise. Your success speaks for itself.
  12. Never be afraid to reinvent yourself. Starting a new a path can be just the change you need to bloom into the person you were always meant to be.
  13. Leave what is not meant for you. Once you leave what is not meant for you, brighter things will appear in your path.
  14. Never let life harden you. Life can be unexpected, wonderful, loving, sometimes hurtful. Never let the circumstances of your life harden your heart. Only you can determine what hardens you.
  15. Have integrity always. Always try to do acts of kindness when no one is watching. It may mean the most to someone in the world who needs it.
  16. Love the skin your in. Love the person you are each and every day. Your sense of self is going to reflect in every aspect of your life. Make sure to love yourself first. This sets the tone for the things that follow.
  17. Be Bold. Be bold in the things that you feel deeply about. This will create a positive impact of interest.
  18. Embrace your uniqueness. Embrace what makes you YOU. No one can take that away from you.
  19. Make memories. Making memories is the most meaningful thing we have as people.
  20. TRAVEL! Traveling is so exciting, but also important in life. Time never turns around. Take time to travel. It gives a new purpose and perspective to the present moment.
  21. Live life to the fullest! You only have one life so if your not in love with you’re life find the courage to change it.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Mini Palette Review

Anastasia Beverly Hills has released a new makeup item for the holiday season. This time, there’s a twist. The Soft Glam Palette has now turned mini. Velour gold material covers the product. Featured inside are 8 shadows and glitters from the full-sized palette. The Soft Glam palette was made for glamorous looks any time of day, or for a night out. This small, compact palette is perfect inside your purse on a busy day, laying around on your vanity before a big event, or on a lazy Sunday if your looking to experiment on the eyes for eyeshadow. Each row is filled with muted matte shadows and sparkly shimmers for any occasion.

When dipping into the cream colors of this ABH Collection, I use Tempera all over my lid as a base shadow to start, then adding Dreamer a pink champagne shimmer for added shine to my makeup look. Next I blend Mulberry a beautiful berry shade in my outer-corner, creating a champagne smokey eye makeup look. Personally this look I find to be perfect, because it’s bright across the eye while still having a sultry, sexy look for the season.

To me, the Soft Glam Mini Palette reminds me remain glamorous and graceful. On my worst day I reach for this palette, and instantly I feel better because I know the message and meaning behind the collection. As a buyer I always look for impactful brands and products. They make the makeup experience hold more meaning. This launch is one of my favorites so far from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Team for this upcoming holiday season.

L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Review

L’Oreal Paris has formulated an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winning volumizing mascara. Inside of its pink packaging is the L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara. The wavy, soft applicator makes it easy gliding across your lashes for maximum volume and length. This mascara lengthens my lashes, curls perfectly, and has such pretty packaging. I was first drawn to this product because of its reviews from various influencers in the beauty community on YouTube.

Many said it was a more in-expensive version of the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara for half the price. Instantly I was intrigued. I love finding new beauty steals for a discounted price, so I thought I would give this a try.

My first impression of the mascara was that it gave a very feathery look to my lashes. The product made my lashes lifted, and longer in length. In my makeup collection I’ve tried lots for my lashes, and the Lash Paradise Mascara has been one I have been using since the summer months. This product is very simplistic, yet buildable. You can use this with no makeup for added dimension. I would suggest this product to anyone just starting out with makeup who is looking to experiment and try new products.

What’s in My Purse Michael Kors Edition

My new signature bag in my collection is my Opal White Michael Kors Sandrine Studded Crossbody. I was drawn to this purse because of it’s chic, polished appearance. On the outside there are silver studs along the corners surrounding the bag. The bag also has an adjustable strap to style/wear many different ways. When you open the purse it has a nude interior with silver detailing on the pockets and zipper compartments. I’ll admit that my absolute favorite thing in my closet is my purse collection, and more recently I have been receiving questions wanting to know what my “go-to” products that I carry with me every day. Inside my purse I carry only my essentials since I am a gal on the go most days. With my busy schedule, I am running from place to place and only have time for the most important things around me that are easily accessible. Here’s what’s inside my bag.
My Wallet – My Kate Spade Wallet holds the key to my shopaholic ways. Without it, I don’t know if my style would ever be the same.

Mini Perfume – While out traveling I like to always have on hand a little perfume in case I need to go somewhere important that night, or just want to add a nice touch to my look that day. My favorite perfume lately has been Bombshell Night’s By Victoria’s Secret. This scent includes fragrance notes of Champagne, Purple Dahlia, and Golden Woods.

My Fenty Glow Gloss-Bomb Gloss – Lipgloss is always a MUST for me when I’m traveling since it adds just the right amount of color to your lips when wearing little to no makeup, or full-face makeup. Usually, if you see me I’ll be wearing Fenty Beauty’s Gloss-Bomb on my lips. This Nude stain is my favorite shade in my collection.

My Sunglasses – During the day I always wear my sunglasses. My eyes are naturally very sensitive, so if I’m driving I always just have them lying around in my bag. I’m sure if you follow my Instagram you might have seen a million pictures of me wearing my statement Cat-eye Coach Frames.

My iPhone – Lastly, yet most importantly I always need to have my iPhone with me. My phone is my lifeline to social media apps such as this one. This helps me access my apps, personal contacts, photos, music, etc.

What do you carry in your bag? I would love to know in the comments below. Have a lovely day!🥰

Dunkin Munchkins Lip Balm Review

Dunkin has released a limited-edition launch of seasonal munchkin-shaped lip balms at your local locations. After grabbing an iced coffee I noticed in the window there were little mini munchkin boxes filled with these goodies. As a coffee-lover myself, I was really excited when I saw these for the first time. The flavors are inspired by Dunkin’s most-loved donuts.
Mine I chose was a pumpkin spice perfect for the upcoming fall season. My first impression of  the set was that the design was very thoughtful for its audience. I loved the small details of the Dunkin-inspired munchkin box. I think it adds a lot of personality to the product the brand is promoting.
The lip balms are very moisturizing and small, so they’re easy to grab and go on a busy day. This set would be a perfect surprise for the special people in your life that are just as obsessed with iced coffee as you are. If you’re interested in this set be sure to pick one up soon, since they are limited-edition. I hope everyone enjoyed this review. Hopefully there will be more reviews to come for the Dunkin Brand.