Youtube made me do it!

I shamelessly believe in the power of Youtube, is that weird? Trusting the opinions of Internet strangers who make videos reviewing products? This "Youtube made me do it" tag was popular last year, I think. So I decided I would pull out some things that Youtube/The Internet made me buy...

It all started with MAC Ruby Woo, bought it in 2012 only because every-single-youtuber had it and it looked great on every single person. I can't remember exactly which Youtuber made me do it but I do remember precisely watching a video then walking to the nearby Macy's and purchasing said lipstick without trying it on. No, I don't regret it at all.

Then, EssieButton made me buy MAC Brick-O-La. She made me do it, didn't have to force my had or anything I just went and bought it trusting it would work for me too. It didn't.

Anyone remember the Maybelline Baby lips craze? When they first came out, everyone was raving about how good they were. What were we thinking? I am sure I bought every flavor they had. Blame Bethany Mota for that one.

More recently it was the Real Techniques Core Collection?. How about everybody and they mother (on the Internet) owns these and I know why. They are cheap and good quality, really they only things I use.

This Elizabeth & James Nirvana White roller ball, well it just looked sooo cool. It may have been a Fleur De Force influenced purchase. And yes I do want to buy the Nirvana Black. Don't judge me!

I have always been into oils because of my dry skin and always saw the Caudalie Huile Divine in the hub near the checkout counter at Sephora. It smelled good, I always wanted to try it but never felt the need to buy it. For a full week all beauty bloggers were talking about it.

Last week, I ordered the Retractable Kabuki...because British Youtube. It is the best brush to keep in your purse and it wont leave residue powder everywhere

Finally, the most expensive thing, the all mighty Lancome DreamTone. I say all mighty because it was worth the money. Months after its launch the buzz around it was unbelievable, 
youtubers got a hold of it, then it got a skincare award from Marie Claire. I bought it and have not looked back, or thought about how much I spent that day. 

There is a lot more that the Internet made me do/buy like eyebrows, proper makeup application, and green juice...but it would just be too much for you and I to handle. If the all mighty Youtube or Internet made you do/buy it, please share in the comments. 

Weekend Reading


This week has been...well slow, everything I was working on went on standby. All the writing and researching. But, I am so thankful the weekend is finally here/ I can enjoy more of the glorious hot sun and tend to my mini-garden. Might even do some shopping, every single one of my favorite stores are having major sales! Such enablers. 

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THE one and only Nordstrom anniversary sale started. I repeat, it has begun. The sales are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G 


Oh and JCREW is having a sale too. THIS statement necklace needs to be in our collection


THIS is making me want to trade in my Jawbone Up for a Fitbit. Well done Tory Burch, well done. 

Found out that my TWEETS are at the average 
4th grade reading level. Ugh. Time to start using big and longer words, find yours out HERE

Book lovers you want THIS kindle unlimited access to any book you want to read. How awesome is that? 

Got THIS Aveeno product from Influenster, making progress with my imperfect perfect skin.

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Leather Jacket

One of the things I want to have before turning 25 is finding a good leather jacket. It is something that I have always wanted. A wardrobe staple that is so difficult to find. In my quest, it really got down to the nitty gritty. A leather jacket really has to fit your personality and style. You can't just pick one up just because it is the right size. A little over a month ago, I went to Nordstrom Rack without a purpose, as per usual and stumbled on the perfect jacket! Still available HERE.  
What makes it perfect? The length, it hits at the right places, remember THIS outfit? It zips up without giving me the feeling that I am suffocating myself. The sleeves are half leather and a rib knit material which does not make it too tight in that area. The sides have a ribbed pin tucked detail which gives me a little bit more shape and edge. What else could I ask for? And it is real leather. 

...more leather jackets...

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5 ways to avoid FOMO


In this day in age of social media it is so easy to fear you are missing out on something. The great Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO). This year it's been hitting me a little bit more. Hear me out; in the morning on the way into work log into Instagram and see all the pictures of everyone who is going to a beach and another going to a more fun looking office than ours. During your brain break, log onto facebook only to see how much fun the over-sharers are having while you are busy being a grown-up or whatever you are doing. Or, maybe that's just only my situation...needless to say, here are a few tips I have to help us out. 

1. Sometimes we put the FOMO on ourselves. I used to say no a lot to plans. Now, I am say yes more often. Say yes to the types of things you enjoy doing. There is nothing worst than saying yes to something we already know will make us miserable. 

2. The internet is your friends. Social media and I have a love hate relationship. It is after all the source of all the FOMO. If you weren't online, you would not realize the "other" things you could be doing. So, make the internet work in  your favor. Post pictures of the little things you enjoy during the day and share it. Block the people who clearly have nothing better to do and be a curator. Carefully select the people you follow on social media. 

3. As much as it can be your friend, unplug. It's just not healthy. 

4. Speaking of health, you should do brunch too. I am not the only one who from Friday afternoon to Sunday night, sees endless pictures of #freshflowers and #brunch food. So, do the same, go out for brunch or prepare yourself a very pretty meal. 

5. Go see a show, whether it be a festival, play or concert, even a movie. There is just something about going somewhere to escape, just for a couple of hours. I do like movies, I do not go often but there is just something about going to see a funny film that will make you laugh your arse off that your troubles will be forgotten. Going to a music festival or concert to sing your feelings away. 

Remember, being a cool kid is a full time job. Could you imagine trying to keep up with every trend, going to every concert, being up to date with all things "in?"