Dear Santa…

 

Hello, December! The final month of 2017 is upon us. It’s been an incredible year for me and I’m already thinking about what to write for my “year in review” post. I know some of you know this about me, but if you didn’t know already I am obsessed with writing lists. I write lists for everything – things to do, meal plans, goals, movies and shows to watch, books to read, signs to make, and wants are a few examples of lists I like making. I wanted to practice using my newly acquired Photoshop skills and I decided to make a visual of my Christmas wishlist:

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  1. iMac. Sean bought one for me and it’s on its way! =D
  2. Garnier SkinActive Miceller Makeup Removing Towelettes. Hands down the best makeup removers I’ve ever used. I need to stock up on these.
  3. Felt board. I’d love a pink or a gray one. I have an obsession for signs… Can’t you tell? 🙂
  4. Sony A6000 digital camera.
  5. GPS Apple Watch Series 3 42mm in Pink Sand.
  6. 9 quart Instant Pot.
  7. Snow White Signature Color charm by Pandora.
  8. Pinita Colada body cream by The Body Shop and available a ULTA.
  9. Dooney & Bourke Disney Sketch Nylon Zip Satchel.
  10. Cricut Maker. To be honest – I thought it was really cool when I first saw it, but didn’t think it was something I’d use as often to be worth it. After seeing more of what it can do, I’m totally sold!
  11. Pink Starbucks tumbler. My sister brought it home today for me!
  12. Aulani bed runner. Aulani is one of my favorite Disney resorts! I love how they decorate the rooms. This bed runner is a focal point and I want one of my own.
  13. Fenty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Metal Moon.

    Items I forgot to include in my visual…

  14. Violet Volt Lipsense.
  15. Rubbermaid Brilliance Food Storage Containers.
  16. The Pioneer Woman Flea Market 2-Piece Decorated Rectangular Ruffle Top Ceramic Bakeware Set.
  17. Thomas Kinkade: The Disney Dreams Collection 2018 Wall Calendar.
  18. The Disney Princess Postcard Box: 100 Collectible Postcards.
  19. Be Our Guest: Revised and Updated Edition: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service (The Disney Institute Leadership Series).
  20. The Disney Way:Harnessing the Management Secrets of Disney in Your Company, Third Edition.
  21. Beyond the Castle: A Guide to Discovering Your Happily Ever After.

What’s on your Christmas wishlist this year?

With Love

Easy ways to add a Disney touch in your everyday style

Disney Touch

I don’t know about you, but I would wear my Minnie Mouse hoody to work everyday if I could! I unfortunately can’t in my profession. Even though I can’t wear my awesome LulaRoe Disney prints during the workweek, I am able to share my “Disney Side” in other ways.

Accessorize

PANDORA and Alex & Ani make amazing Disney inspired pieces. You’re bound to find something you’ll love from their collections and they’re always coming out with new designs. My favorite Alex & Ani bangle is Snow White inspired and says, “Whistle While You Work.” It’s definitely a nice reminder to look at, especially during a rough work day.

Another way to add a Disney touch to your style is by using a Disney purse, wallet, or wristlet. So many designers have launched Disney collections – Kate Spade, Dooney & Bourke, LeSportsac, Coach, and Loungefly are just a few examples.

Disney Style

  1. Snow White “Whistle While You Work” bangle by Alex & Ani, $44.95 on ShopDisney.
  2. Red Hair Bow. I love big bows! Find them on Etsy or even on eBay.
  3. Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs 80th Anniversary Charm by PANDORA, $80 on ShopDisney.
  4. Disney Coach Wristlet. They are no longer available at the Coach Outlet, unfortunately. I have seen them on eBay.

DisneyBounding

Another way to add a Disney touch to your style is by “DisneyBounding.” You wear an outfit that is influenced by a Disney character, but it’s not necessarily a “costume.” An easy way to Disneybound is to wear colors and use accessories that your chosen character wears. For example, I absolutely adore Snow White. Snow White’s color palette consists of yellow, blue, and red. This is what I came up with at Disneyland:

Disney Bound - Snow White

Snow White herself even noticed me during Main Street Electrical Parade! It was such a sweet and magical moment.

Old Navy is a great place to find basic shirts and cardigans in an array of colors. I found both the yellow shirt and cardigan during the same shopping trip.

Here’s another example of DisneyBounding. I wanted to partake in Star Wars Day this year (May the Fourth be With You!), but since it fell on a work day I couldn’t wear any of my Star Wars branded shirts. I wore R2D2 colors that day – white, gray, and blue.

R2D2

A great way to find character or color palette ideas is to look up #DisneyBound or #DisneyBounding on Instagram.

What are some ways you add Disney to your style? I’d love to hear your ideas!

With Love

Favorite Makeup Products

My daily makeup routine changed significantly in the past year. I thought it would be fun to start off my new blog with a few of my favorite beauty products!

My usual routine consists of filling in my eyebrows, wearing black eyeliner, putting on highlighter and blush, applying LipSense, and spritzing setting spray.

Face

I didn’t start using Highlighters until earlier this year. Boy, I was missing out! These 2 colors make me feel like I’m a mermaid, a fairy, or a unicorn. Haha! I always get compliments when I use these babies.

ColourPop Super Shock Highlighter, Monster , $8

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NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder, Lavender Steel, $8

Lavender Steel

I like using this bareMinerals color as blush.

bareMinerals All-Over Face Color, Pure Radiance, $21

BareMinerals

My makeup stays put with this makeup setting spray! Tested at Disneyland from park opening to park closing.

Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray, $32

Urban Decay


Eyes

This brow color is amazing. It doesn’t budge, even in 115 degree weather!

ColourPop Precision Brow Color, Bangin’ Brunette, $6

Bangin' Brunette

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, Trooper, $20

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara, $24

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Lips

I believe that LipSense is the holy grail of everlasting lip color. I used to be a Chapstick and lip stick only kind of gal until I tried this stuff. I was always so self conscious when I wore makeup because I get it everywhere. No matter how careful I was, I would always get it in my teeth or smudged onto my face. I don’t have to worry about that with LipSense.

LipSense Color, $25

Some of my favorite colors – Plumeria, Blu Red, Red Cherry, Strawberry Shortcake, Kiss For a Cause, and Berry.

lipsense

There are several types of glosses, but Glossy Gloss is my favorite.

LipSense Gloss, $20

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On days I don’t feel like using LipSense, I use ChapStick DUO. The pineapple and coconut flavors are my favorite!

ChapStick DUO, Tropical Pineapple & Fresh Coconut, $4.99

Chapstick


What are your beauty and skincare favorites?

With Love