Geek Out // Free iPhone Wallpaper

Happy November everyone!

These past couple of weeks has really felt like fall for me. My weekends consist of curling up with a blanket, a hot cup of coffee, and watching the Seahawks! And it is definitely starting to feel more like Washington weather with all the rain, wind, and chilly air. Lately I’ve become really obsessed with watercolor. I took a watercolor class years ago in college and I have to be honest, I sucked at it. I just can’t grasp the water to paint ratio. But thank goodness for free Photoshop brushes. Check out my watercolor wallpaper with some fall inspired colors. Enjoy!

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Color Punch // Chartreuse


I have always been a big fan of chartreuse. It was always that color that nobody used in their box of crayons, but my chartreuse crayon was short and stubby because I wanted to put it on everything. It’s not a color you normally see and is such a nice surprise when you do. I’m really in love with Mini Coopers and I would just die if I had one like the illustration above in real life.

1. Forever 21 Classic Cutout Trim Scarf $8.80  2. Ikea Bernhard $149.00  3. J.Crew Knock Knock for J.Crew Pocket Notes $4.99  4. Old Navy Girls Convertible Mittens $12.94  5. Society6 C. Barrett Mini Cooper Car Print $16.99


Craving // Military Jackets

I have always been a fan of military styled apparel. Maybe it’s because my dad was in the Air Force while I was growing up and I saw a lot of the uniforms. With the brass badges, gold pins, structured fit, and just an overall sense of authority, what’s not to love?

As of right now, I am craving an Army green Military jacket. I thought I was one of the “cool kids” this fall because I was on the hunt for one, then I realized that all the “cool kids” were already locked and loaded with their fabulous Military jacket finds and rocking them out. What I love about Army green is how it can be treated like a neutral. It goes really well with black, red, chartreuse, leather, gold, glitter, whatever your heart desires, it will happily hang out with any color and material you want.

What fall trend are you currently craving?


Photo Fun // October 2013

Isn't this mural fabulous?

Isn’t this mural fabulous?


I must say, I am really enjoying this fall weather. It may be 20 degrees cooler than it was three weeks ago and summer may be my favorite season, but there is just something about the cool, crisp air, the changing of the leaves, and being able to get anything in pumpkin spice that just really sits well with my soul. This past weekend the weather could not have been more impeccable. It was sunny, warm, with a slight breeze; perfect for a photoshoot. I ran around Tacoma with my friend HIlary of Cutie Cameras. Hilary took some really great photos of me; probably some of the best I have ever had.

How are you enjoying the fall weather thus far?



I really appreciate this chain link fence background.

I really appreciate this chain link fence background.

I am loving the colors of this wall way too much.

I am loving the colors of this wall way too much.

Not gonna lie, this one is definitely my favorite.

Not gonna lie, this one is definitely my favorite.

Birchbox // September 2013

September Birchbox

Happy Thursday bloggers!

Can you believe it’s October already? I feel like I was just writing my August Birchbox review and talking about how I couldn’t believe it was September! Well, I hope you are all enjoying this fall weather, I know I am. Boots, scarves, cuddling up to a good book, hot cup of coffee, and pumpkin everything! Since my schedule has slowed down a bit, I’ve been able to focus more on my blog (plus, I got a new computer, YAY!) and I am going through a blog e-course with my friend Hilary of Cutie Cameras, so beware of some changes that will be happening around here. Alright, now let’s get to the good stuff:

Benefit Cosmetics, Sugarbomb Ultra Plush Up Gloss
This lip gloss is fantastic! It’s a really great color; nude, shiny, glossy, but not overdone. It goes on smoothly and isn’t sticky. I’ve been getting a lot of bold, bright red lipsticks in my Birchboxes lately and to get this nude gloss was a new refreshing look. I highly recommend this product.

Coola, Tinted Matte SPF 30 for Face
Unfortunately, I feel like I received this product a little too late to be able to use it properly. But I did use it one Saturday where I knew I would be running around doing errands and I wish I had maybe a few more packets of it to really be able to determine how much I like it. Just from that one time use, I did like how it felt on my face. It just felt like regular moisturizer and helped to sort of even out my skin tone and to make my face feel refreshed. When summer rolls around again, I would definitely give this product another try.

Juice Beauty, Green Apple Peel Sensitive
Okay, I have to be honest, I have yet to try this product. I know, I know, shame on me. And to be honest, again, I have actually never used a face peel before. All I know is that I am looking forward to trying it out and I promise I will report back all about it!

Racinne, Ultimate Youth Power Eye Serum
I feel pretty lucky because I don’t really have any fine lines or dark circles around my eyes yet, but I have tried this eye serum and it’s pretty cool stuff. You just put a little dot on your ring finger and dab it on. Although I don’t have much to compare the results with, I do like how it sort of makes my eyes look “brighter” and more refreshed. I received a pretty good sized sample, so I’ll continue to use this stuff to see if I can get an even stronger result.

Ruffian, Nail Lacquer-Delirium
This bold purple polish is a great color to kickstart your fall look. It’s not too bright, but is still fun and vibrant. Just two coats and ta-da! A beautiful #RuffianManicure (tag your photos with that hashtag and look at all the other beautiful manicures as well).

September’s Birchbox was also celebrating Birchbox’s third birthday! I think this is such a great company doing great things and they’ve come so far in just three years–I’m impressed. They were also giving away 100 golden tickets (yes, just like in Willy Wonka) with $100 towards your Birchbox account. I’m pretty sure they forgot to put one in mine. 😉

Yet again, Birchbox has sent me some pretty awesome products and I’m already looking forward to October’s box!

What’s been your guys’ favorite new product? Tell me what you’re obsessing over!


Birchbox // August 2013

Birchbox August 2013

Happy day bloggers!

I hope you are all having a wonderful September–isn’t it crazy that we’re more than half way through it? Well, let me catch you all up on some things in my life. I have currently become computer-less. My MacBook Pro of six years has officially passed away. It was a sad and solemn day, but there is good news; I’ll be getting a new iMac (woo hoo!). As of right now though, my lovely boyfriend is allowing me to use his MacBook when he visits.

Alright, enough of my computer-less nonsense, let’s talk Birchbox! I have to be honest, when I first received my August Birchbox, at first glance I wasn’t too excited about the products I received, but then when I tried them out I totally fell in love! You know how that saying goes, “don’t judge a book by its cover.” Here’s what I got in my August box:

KMS California, Freeshape Hot Flex Spray
Hands down, this is probably my favorite product that I have received out of all of my Birchbox products. I’m so not kidding, it’s amazing! I just recently chopped my hair off (you can read the post about it here) so I’ve been styling it a lot more. With this stuff, all you do is spray it in damp hair, blow dry it and style it how you like it, and then done! I usually take the flat iron to it, too. This spray helps keep your hair in place until you wash it out. I’ve even gone a second day without washing my hair and it still keeps its hold. I will definitely be buying this product full-size, which is only $18.99.

OC8, Professional Mattifying Gel
I don’t normally use any kind of lotions or anything on my face before make-up, but when I used this Mattifying Gel, it did wonders to my skin. It helped even out my skin tone and made my face feel fresh all day, even with my make-up on. Plus, I tend to get a little “shiny” throughout the day and this definitely helped to minimize that. Super great product!

stila, stay all day liquid lipstick
I’ve been receiving a lot of different lip products in my boxes and to be honest, this one isn’t my favorite. But I will say this, it truly does stay almost all day. It comes in a liquid formula and the brush is almost like a sponge and it’s a little odd putting on, but when it dries it’s a nice matte red that sticks with you throughout your day.

Whish, Exfoliating Body Wash
This body wash is glorious. Not only does it just smell heavenly, but it scrubs and exfoliates beautifully. I’m pretty tough on my skin; I workout quite often and literally sweat like a fat piggy, but this wash just rejuvenated my skin and made it feel so soft as soon as I washed it away. And again, I just have to say the smell is just so delicious! It’s a coconut enriched scrub with sugar cane and bamboo powder; you can’t go wrong with those ingredients!

Whish, Hair Inhibiting Deodorant Swipes
Like I said, I workout quite a bit, so extra deodorant? Yes, please! What I like about these is that you don’t get that horrible white streak from normal deodorant formulas. It was quite refreshing, it’s like I didn’t even feel like I was wearing deodorant and I didn’t feel sticky, either. Unfortunately I only received one swipe, so I can’t really say if the “hair inhibiting” is true, but just for the clean and freshness I would definitely use this product again.

Birchbox’s August theme was “Finishing School” and I definitely felt refreshed, clean, and bright. And as usual, I am looking forward to seeing my September box, which is all about Birchbox’s 3rd Birthday with a focus on heritage. Happy Birthday Birchbox!

Also, guess what? My lovely friend Hilary of Cutie Cameras is celebrating her one year birthday of her blog! So in celebration, she is doing is a giveaway that includes a framed print made by me! You can enter to win this beautiful giveaway here!

Have a great week, bloggers!


Cutie Cameras Giveaway!

My friend Hilary ( is celebrating her one year anniversary of her blog! And to celebrate, she is giving away a box filled of awesome things made by her and even a print made by me! Go to her blog, find your favorite post by her, and then leave a comment on the post about her birthday!

September 30th is the last day to enter, so make sure you enter soon!

Cutie Cameras

Last September I set out on a blogging journey.
I started Cutie Cameras because I wanted to have an outlet to discuss photography and life.
It feels like just yesterday that I started.
I cannot believe it has been a year!
So much has changed and it is really fun to look back at old posts and see how far I’ve come.
In honor of Cutie Cameras’ one year anniversary I thought this would be a great time to have a giveaway!
Below are the items you could win!

To enter simply look through the blog and leave a comment on this post about your favorite feature/post!

If you like my blog, please subscribe!

Entry ends September 30th at midnight so make sure you enter right away!! The giveaway is limited to residents of the United States and the winner will be contacted shortly after September 30th.
Thank you all…

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