Saturday, June 18, 2016

New stickers from A Happy Blue Tree!

Hello all! 

I recently bought some new stickers for my planner and wanted to share them with you! I bought them on etsy and the seller's name is A Happy Blue Tree. 

I love this sheet of nail polishes. It was really inexpensive and there's a ton! I love the color variety. It will make color matching super easy!

Again, I love the color variety here! These can be used for hair cuts, colors, or just styling, which is great! There were different options of which items were on the sheet, but I loved this combo of all the choices! 
I knew I HAD to have these stickers. They fit perfectly in boxes, and would be great for planning an especially busy day. There's a huge variety with these as well. 
And finally, the reason I found this shop and convinced myself I need stickers ;) these teeth stickers! I love them because they're simple and have room for writing! I bought them to label all of my future Invisalign appointments, as I just started! These were the absolute cutest teeth stickers available and I love them! 

I highly recommend this etsy shop! The variety and selection is amazing and the stickers are super high quality and matte. 

Would you guys like more sticker reviews like this? Or maybe to see how I use the stickers? Also, let me know if I should post an Invisalign blog!

Thanks for reading, loves!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

At Home Hair Removal!

Hey guys! 

Recently I was chosen by Influenster to test out a hair removal system that you can use at home! 

I was SO excited when I heard that I would be receiving this in the mail! It's the Silk'n Flash & Go Express. The machine in stores would cost around $200. This is the most expensive thing I've ever received from Influenster, but also the item that has excited me the most! 
I've always wanted to try laser hair removal. Something at home would be even more convenient and wonderful! 

Tonight I tried it out for the first time. You have to shave the area first and make sure it's clean of deodorant and lotion. Then you plug the machine in and you're ready to go! 

You press the on switch and hold the button down, moving it a little every time it flashes. This would make a lot more sense if I were showing you. It flashes a light on the area, then you have to move it in a line or clear path to make sure you get all of the hairs. 

The machine is suitable for face, underarms, arms, bikini line, and legs.  It takes multiple treatments to work fully. I've only done one treatment so far, on every area I listed, with the exception of my face, which doesn't have any excess hair. 

The machine doesn't hurt at all to use.  The light gets a little warm, but not warm enough to hurt you. The areas I used this on have an odd sensation. They feel a little itchy but not enough that I actually want to scratch them. It's really not that uncomfortable.  I have very sensitive skin, so trust that if this machine doesn't hurt me, it most likely won't hurt you. 

I'll keep you updated on how well this works over the next few weeks (you need to use this every two weeks).  

If you're interested in purchasing one of these systems yourself, I've been given a code that will give you a discount! If you go to silk'n's website and use the code NOHAIR you'll receive 10% off your purchase of a Silk'n Flash & Go Express system! :) this code expires January 31st, 2015 so use it quickly if you are interested! 

Thank you for reading! Please let me know if you or anyone you know has tried this and how they thought it worked! 

<3 Riley

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Lash Extensions! My Thoughts♥

Eyelash Extensions!

I love them!

Hello Lovelies ♥

I thought that I would write a post about when I had my eyelash extensions put on & how I liked them!  I decided to get eyelash extensions after watching youtube videos by Alexandrea Garza.  She sold me on them!

I got on yelp and tried to find the best price for the best quality I could find.  I found a woman with very good reviews who would do it for $40.  This was for synthetic lashes and their application.

I have pretty light hair naturally, and have pretty light colored eyelashes.  They're not particularly long, but considering my genetics, are skyscrapers of lashes.

The process begins with the esthetician taping down the lower lashes, so that your top and bottoms don't get glued together.  They only put lashes on the top.  She applied each lash, one at a time.  It takes a long time, but I'm blanking on the length.  A lot of people fall asleep during this, but I counted songs to try and help the time go by.  It doesn't hurt at all.  It just feels like someone lightly touching your eyelashes, nothing mroe.

This was my after.  I asked for dramatic and full lashes.  They were so beautiful.  You can't get them wet for at least the first day to try and keep the glue working.

While you have them on, you're supposed to try and avoid eye makeup, especially mascara.  Mascara is pretty much a no-go unless you have a VERY special event. Honestly, these lashes are so beautiful and dark, you don't need mascara.

While I had them on I think I only put on eye makeup once or twice.  I found I really didn't need it on with the lashes.  They were dramatic enough on their own.  

Closer side by side.

I know it's hard to tell from those pictures, so I'm including more of me out and about.  

This is me with my Grandlittle [left] and Little [middle].

Big and I at Farrell's for my Grandlittle's Birthday!

This is a really weird picture of me, but here I am with our giant peep cake we made for Easter!

At Disneyland with one of my besties! Only wearing face makeup and a little lip gloss here.

Big and I at Disneyland :]

This picture was one of the first I took after getting my lashes done.  I took it on snapchat, which explains the weird filter :p

You cannot sleep on your face, or side of your face with these on.  You have to keep your face pointed up while you sleep, which was very hard for me.  I tended to sleep on one side more than the other, and those lashes tilted a bit, which wasn't quite so great.  

You also have to take a great bit of caution when washing your face and showering.  You can't scrub your face like usual, because you have to take great caution with your eyes.

Overall, I LOVE having lashes.  It's been a while, but I'm planning on getting more done in a bit, closer to my birthday in October! ♥


P.S.  What are your thoughts on lash extensions? Have you had them? Are you interested in getting them? :]

I Bought a Car! ♥

Hello Lovelies!♥

Just a bit of news I wanted to write about!

My boyfriend and I bought a new car! A Kia Forte EX GDI.♥

After years and years of driving decrepit old cars that did nothing but break down on me and leave me stranded, I finally have something reliable, safe, and brand new.

The first car I ever drove was a Ford Thunderbird....and it was not cute.  I often compared driving it to driving a boat.  It was huge and really low to the ground.  The car was a mess honestly.

On New Year's my mom decided that she wanted to drive the Thunderbird, and I got the Mustang.  More specifically, it was a 1989 v8 Ford Mustang convertible with a 5.0 something something.  It's all fancy to talk about to people who know cars, but to me it was just the beast that left me stranded more times than I could count.  Only the passenger window rolled down, the battery had a temper, the whole thing smelled like cigarettes, & nicotine rained down on me every time the sky did.  It was not air tight nor water tight, and had the touchiest gas pedal you've ever felt.  I named it the Go-stang, because it drove more like a go-kart, and I loved it.

Last year around this time, I was given my grandma's 2002 Mitsubishi Montero as a hand-me-down.  I was overjoyed.  Sure, it took a lot of gas, but so did the Mustang!  It was high off the ground and a lot of fun to drive.  It felt safe.  It was ruby red with a tan leather interior.  It burned oil like no other.  Soon I realized the mustang was probably twice as fuel efficient as the Montero.  It's brakes started to give out.  Some part flew off of it and left me on the side of the road.  The brakes got much much worse & would often be delayed by 5 seconds before they would start working.  It turns out it had some magical part Mitsubishi only put in the 2012 model, and cost loads to fix.  We didn't know what to do, but every time I stepped in that car it got more dangerous.

One of my friends brought up the possibility of leasing a pre-owned car.  My boyfriend Dave and I decided to go check out the sales from the holiday weekend.  One thing led to another and we ended up buying a new car!


I never thought I'd get a Kia, but I love it soooo much.  It's the greatest car!

This was the first picture I sent after signing the papers.  A picture of my new key that I sent to my best friend!

We went home to show it off and to get help taking the old car back.  I showed my whole family, except my dad, who was at work.  I sent him this picture so he knew what was up!

Get ready, a lot more pictures of my car are coming :p

I fell in love with the graphite color, which was only available on the EX GDI model of the Kia Forte.  We decided to go with this model because of the color, as well as other features.  It has a bigger, better engine.  It has a back-up camera.  It has better seats and a lot of little differences in the looks of it.  It also has the low profile tires.

I. Love. This. Car.

Such a low odometer reading! ♥

Dave and I with the new baby.  This was the first picture I put up of it.  We bought it together and it was important to me that we were both in it.  Dave doesn't drive, which is his own choice.  We drive everywhere together, and I drop him off at work before driving to mine.  We are a one car family.

One thing I have noticed, is that family and friends think Dave bought this car for me, or he bought it and I just drive it.  They don't seem to think I contribute at all to it. Sure, Dave makes more money than me, but we bought this car together. It's ours. Both of our names are on all of the information for it.

I just had to share!

P.S. What kind of car do you drive? What is your dream car? :]

Let's try this again....

Hello Friends!

It's been a long summer.....& one without posting.  Let's just consider that my summer break, and blogging is back in session!  Okay, no promises....but I really am going to try and put more effort into this whole thing.

My summer has been.....eventful.  I am a homebody.  I love staying at home and doing stuff around town.  I like traveling but I don't do much of it.  That being said, this summer has been out of the ordinary.  I went and visited my cousin in Portland, OR, drove to San Diego, CA, and went to Vegas, NV three times!  This is unheard of for me!  Would you guys like to read posts on any of these trips? Let me know :]

I now have worked at my job just shy of two years.  I like the work alright, but it isn't a dream job for anyone.  I work at a dialysis center as an assistant biller.  Lately I've been having trouble with a co-worker.  It's been a little over two months of this & I think it might finally be getting better....except every time I think that - it gets worse.  Needless to say, I'm looking for work.  I feel like I'm on the verge of getting more responsibilities, but I don't want to get trapped in one line of work, or one business.  

Anyways, I'm excited to start blogging again!  I have loads of Erin Condren planner spreads to share, and lots of months of ipsy, Birchbox, and Boxycharm subscription boxes.  I'm also a bridesmaid in a wedding I've already made quite a bit of things for, so I can upload some DIY's for you all too!

That's it for this post or I'm just going to start rambling!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Erin Condren: March 2015 Planner Spreads

Hello Friends!

I have become so over the top obsessed with Erin Condren planners!

I received my planner at the end of March, beginning of April.  I decided to go back into earlier weekly spreads so that I could decorate those as well.  

Here is my spread for March 16th-22nd.

I used washi tape and stickers for everything!

I decided to only use green washis to fully emphasize St. Patrick's Day and the surrounding weeks. 

The washi tapes were from Michael's.  The stickers were from a friend!

For the 17th, I decided to do it up big with green details, especially because I didn't have many things to write! 

I used three pieces of washi for the morning section, with a little thin washi surrounding it.  The middle section is a post-it from the Target dollar spot that I cut to fit and added some adhesive to.  The third section is more washi!

The 18th has a little piece of washi that I cut the sides to look more like a pennant.

This spread is really similar to the other side.  I didn't add too much to the days because the washis are very bright and I wanted them to be the focal point.  Then I added some flower details to give it a little extra color!  

Here is the previous week's spread!

I kept with the green detail but took it a different way.

I added the washi directly to the morning, day, and night spreads.  I then wrote the details of my day under the washi.

Here is the other spread with an added detail.

Anyways, I plan on doing a lot more of these blog posts for these spreads soon!  I have so much fun making them that I want to share them!  I also love seeing other people's spreads!

If you are interested in getting an Erin Condren planner of your own, here is a coupon for $10 off!

I'd love to see spreads you guys have made!

♥Riley :]

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Boxycharm Opening: March 2014

Hey there friends!

I recently received the March 2014 Boxycharm subscription box & I thought I'd do a quick unboxing and first thoughts post for you guys :]

Here's the unopened box! I really like Boxycharm's packaging.  It's simple and cute!

The theme for this month is "lucky charm"!  I think this is just adorable! It's got a really cute poem on it, but it implies the box will have gold and green items, which it definitely does not.  It's more of a orangey-pink box!

I love that Boxycharm does a breakdown of the items with information on how to use the products and the prices.  It really is super helpful!

The items in this box total to $112! The box only costs $21 a month, so this is $91 extra!

First item! Tarte Lipsurgence Natural Lip Tint in the color Charmed!

I have tons of these little guys thanks to my mom and a Sephora Christmas bundle! ;] They are some of my favorite things to wear on my lips.  Ultra hydrating and a bit of a stain that lasts all day!

This is what it looks like on a girl wearing no makeup and suffering from allergies! LOL >.< 
It's a nice subtle pinky color that makes me look a little less pale and a lot healthier!

[If any of you are wondering, I just got eyelash extensions!]

Guess I could've opened it for you guys.....-_-
Anyways, this is the Previse Nurtify Skin Type 1-6 Universal Tonic!  I probably needed one of these guys thanks to how dry my skin is!

This next product is the Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Thickening & Strengthening Mousse!

I've been getting more and more into big hair, so I can't wait to try this out!

OFRA Eyeliner in Coffee Bean!

I actually REALLY needed a brown eyeliner, so I cannot wait to use this!

It goes on really smooth! I have an OFRA eyebrow pencil that I ADORE so I'm sure this will just be the bee's knees!

Last but not least is this LVX Nail Lacquer, which I believe is in the color Deco.  What I love about this color is that it's perfect for spring, but I would've never bought it for myself!  

This is after two coats!  It's really vivid in person and it loses that in pictures.  I love this color! I usually am not a salmon girl but I'm going to rock this all spring!!

All in all this was an awesome box! It ranged over all kinds of beauty, nails to eyes, lips to hair! I'm actually really excited to try these and there's nothing I just feel so-so about!

Great job Boxycharm!


P.S. Thinking about joining  Boxycharm? ;]