“Yo, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want” – Summertime Sass

Oh summer, you are by far my favorite season! ‘Tis the season of vibrant colors, swim suits, straw hats, sandals – well, you get the picture. I had ogled at a dress that Jean from Extra Petite had posted. Though I love the vibrant blue and white color palette she had chosen, I was drawn more to the colorful, more springtime floral pattern below. I chose to go a little more casual than she did since I usually don’t get too fancy that often. Since I went with these sea foam green flats, I probably would have to get the dressed hem if I wasn’t just “window” shopping. What would you pair it with?

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NUDE Detox Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash Review

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The name sure is a doozy. This face wash, however, has been my go to face wash for the past couple of months! I came across it as I was doing my usual browsing at Sephora and noticed a bunch of powder cleansers. This is actually my first and only powder face wash that I have used! Perks include water activating enzymes – to exfoliate, vitamin C – to brighten, and omega fatty acid from coconut and acai oils – to moisturize and nourish.

How it works is that you put approximately a dime size amount in your hand and just add water. The product will start to fizz up and become paste-like. Then, you just apply it to your face.

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The directions say to use it 3 times per week. Though, I have pretty rough skin. So, I am able to use it on a daily basis. I sometimes rotate with my more gentle Michael Todd cleanser if my skin feels a little sensitive. For an exfoliator, it is pretty gentle. When applied, it is pretty smooth and does not feel like sand paper – which I had originally thought it would feel like. I do sometimes experience burning when my skin is sensitive from using strong acne products – typically around my nose.

After using it for a few months, I notice a significant difference in my skin. It is generally a lot smoother. I apparently have a lot of as well as a high turnover rate of dead skin cells on my face which contributes to my pores getting clogged. Though, my ginormous pores still get clogged from other factors. This face wash has done its job of cleansing them out every night. I see a reduction in my acne thus far. My family has even pointed out how much smoother my skin looks. In terms of its brightening qualities, I have noticed my scars fading. I couple this face wash with Origins Mega Bright Skin Correcting Serum. I have some deep acne scars so I feel like it can only do so much. However, my complexion is generally more even! I also don’t feel that this cleanser strips away too much oil after washing, which is great for my oily complexion!Β I just think it’s pretty neat having enzymes nipping away my dead skin cells. :)

The only drawback is the price. At $42 per bottle (at Sephora), it could leave you with a little heartache at the cash register. I personally believe it is worth it since this brand is known to have high quality ingredients. One bottle has also lasted about two months – even with my daily use! So if you use it only 3 times a week, it should last you quite longer.

Lacey, Sassy, & a Little Smart-assy

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I do not really dress girly too often. But when I do, why not go all out? I love lace. It has a feminine touch that just makes you feel oh so pretty. Not only is this top made of lace, but it is an off the shoulder top as well? Sold. Off the shoulder tops and dresses have been dominating my closet and is what make me feel just a bit sassier than normal. Ya’know, it just give off that sexy off the shoulder “ooh lala” then wink feeling.

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“Yo, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want.”

Kudos to the Spice Girls “Wannabe” song since that is all I have been singing as I do some online shopping. As a lady that is first entering into the first year of her post college life, I find the need to save money to be much stronger. Sadly. What is also very tragic is that it still does not stop me from online browsing and forcing myself to slap my hand away from the computer every now and then. So, I thought it would be appropriate to share “what I want, what I really really want” to you guys. Ya’know, so I don’t have to suffer all by my lonesome. You’re busy. Let me do the shopping for you.

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Got Lemons? Make Lemon Water!

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Hello! So, I have been on a real health kick lately. I mean, I did study nutrition for over four years! I think it’s time to get back on track. I swayed off the road for a little bit after trying to figure out what the heck I was doing after college. Stopped working out. Gained a little weight. Lost muscle. Drank too much alcohol. Don’t even get me started on the fast food. Time to make that 180! I am even about to embark on a two week paleo journey, which I will document after each week.

So, let me introduce to you my current delicious lifestyle change – lemon water.

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Class Pass Review

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One pass. Unlimited Classes.

What is it? Class Pass is a monthly membership where you can work out in any participating studio in several participating cities for $79 a month. However, you are limited to work out at one individual studio 3 times a month. The lovely people behind this company contacted me and granted me a free month membership to try out studios in the Houston area since they had just expanded to the area. The idea of being able to workout at different studios got me all sorts of giddy! It really is a great way to not only try new studios but to also diversify your workout! It is also awesome for those who travel often since you can attend classes at any city that is participating. Dallas and Austin are the two other for us texan folks!

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Back to the Basics!

Thanksgiving was last week which led me to pack my things and head home. I consider myself a city gal, but that was not always the case. I grew up on a shrimp dock far from civilization. I remember being so stoked when Target was coming into town, which was where my sister and I ended up hanging out at when I was bored. The city has been growing and has shocked me with how many new retailers have decided to come here.

For this post, I wanted to show case what I tend to wear when I head home. Nothing complicated. Rarely do I wear any jewelry or accessories at home. That will probably change as I become a hoarder of them!

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Meet the new dog that has wondered upon our property!

I’ve been obsessed with vests lately. They go so perfectly with this Texas winter. Hence, why I chose to wear one that day! I paired it with a quarter length map t-shirt and a light pair of jeans. It was a pretty day so I wanted to keep the color palette light minus the black boots I stole from my mom. Share with me what you wore during the Thanksgiving holidays!

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Urban Outfitters Jeans (Old) | Nine West Boots (Old)