I’m Getting Married???

Hello loves! I’ve been MIA for awhile but all with a good reason 🙂 My fiancĂ© and I have been engaged for 2 years and I have finally decided to start planning my wedding! 
My family and I were at the beach a few weeks ago just on a family vacation and we saw a family packing up their wedding materials. Something inside me sparked because I thought and thought, the hotel gave me a wedding planning packet and I have decided to get married on the beach! 

I’ve decided a small beach wedding is what I want, I’ve always dreamed of getting married on the beach. I want a small wedding so there will only be 60 guests. I’m happy to announce that my wedding date is September 16, 2018! 

I have been so excited planning small things for my wedding and planning where I want to honeymoon… I’m happy to announce we are going to Disney World! I’m so excited for all these events and the changes in my life… and marrying the man of my dreams 🙂 

Well, that’s where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing! I hope you all are well! 

XOXO, 

Ashley

Why it’s important to treat yourself now and then…

Treating yourself is a majorly important thing in life, in my opinion. I mean giving is also important but there are times where you just have to think “What can I do that will make me happy?” 

I have found that if I treat myself once in a while it boosts my self esteem tremendously. That new bra makes me feel pretty (even though I’m the only one that can see it). Those new tops make me feel pretty wherever I go. I just feel better about myself. 

There are many ways to treat yourself that isn’t just buying clothes: 

  • Get a mani-pedi
  • Buy that purse/shoes you have had your eye on
  • Do your makeup, even when you have nowhere to go
  • Go out for drinks with the girls or even the hubby
  • Take a bubble bath and light some candles 
  • Get your hair done 
  • Bake some cookies/eat some ice cream
  • Watch Netflix/Hulu

Those are only a few ways you can treat yourself, but don’t be afraid to actually do it… everyone needs it once in a while. I know I do! Life gets stressful and sometimes you need room to breathe. 

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoy and these suggestions help you out! 

XOXO, 

Ashley

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Valentine’s Day ’17

Hello lovelies! I hope you all are having amazing days and have had a great Valentine’s Day with your loved ones. 

My day has been pretty busy and honestly tiring! I have worked all day and then was bombarded with a migraine smacked in the middle of my day. 

Well I have gotten off track to what this post is about! My fiancĂ© usually works until about 4:30-5:30 and comes straight home. 

Not today! He surprised me with a dozen red roses (I am one that loves flowers beside my bed, I love the way they look and smell.) He also came home with a giant white bear with a red bow around his neck and a box of chocolates. I was so surprised with the gifts I was given. Let me make something clear, I don’t expect gifts ever! I’m happy with just being together. 


Overall, my Valentine’s Day was amazing, how were all of your days? 

XOXO, 

Ashley

July Birchbox

Hello lovelies! I hope you all are having a wonderful day! If not, I hope your day gets better 🙂 

Yesterday I recieved my Birchbox in the mail. To my surprise, it was actually good this month! Thank you Birchbox for surprising me and giving me a better box. 


The first thing I saw when I opened my box was this Marcelle micellar water. This was a free gift for re-subscribing. This is a pretty great size for a sample, I’m very happy with it. 


I also recieved in my Birchbox:

  • Balance Me face mask, suitable for all skin types. The full size costs $34. I don’t think I would buy the full size because of costs but it’s a fun thing to recieve in a box. 
  • Another Marcelle micellar water, nope I’m not complaining. I’m actually happy about it. I like micellar waters for removing makeup. This full sized costs $21. 
  • MDSolarSciences Mineral Cream. I feel eh about this product, it’s a face product and I’m always afraid to branch out and try new things but who knows right? The full size costs $30. 
  • Raw Spirit fragrances perfume sample. I’m actually happy that this sample is a spray bottle and not one of those open caps. I love the spray ones because you can carry them in your purse. The full size costs $40-$90. 
  • Lastly I recieved Smashbox X-Rated mascara. I’m super excited about this. Yes Birchbox! So happy to recieve some smashbox in this months box. The full size costs $22. 

Overall I’m happy that I stuck with Birchbox this month, hopefully they’re consistent next month! Thanks for reading! 

XOXO, 

Ashley 

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Collective haul


Hey lovelies! I have placed a couple Sephora orders and an Ulta order in the last month and so I’m here to share a collective haul with you! 

In my first order at Sephora I bought the Craig and Carl limited edition felt tip eyeliner set. This comes with 5 eyeliners. I liked this set because of the variety it provided. I also bought the Sephora collection Wishes Come True pallet and the Becca Opal Glow in the Go. The pallet was on sale for a great price and I couldn’t pass it up. I don’t own many Becca things, I have the Jaclyn Hill pallet and I love the highlighters and so I wanted to try Opal. 

In my second order at Sephora I bought Tarte’s Energy Noir clay pallet, I have been eyeing this for a long time. I don’t know what it is about this pallet that fascinates me but I am drawn to this pallet. The only other Tarte pallet I own is the Tartelette in Bloom. 

At Ulta I bought the Moondust pallet along with an eyebrow pencil and a sharpener (I needed a few more bucks for free shipping). I saw the Moondust pallet a few days before it came out and then the day it came out my fiancĂ© was nice enough to purchase it for me along with the other two orders. Ulta was also offering 5x points on all Urban Decay! The Moondust pallet is so beautiful. I can’t wait to play around with it. 

Well that’s everything I hauled in the past few weeks! I hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks for reading!

XOXO, 

Ashley

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July 2016 Boxycharm Unboxing 

This months Boxycharm is super exciting for me. It included four products and they were all full sized. 


The first thing I pulled out of my box was the PYT Argan Oil. This is supposed to do a lot for your hair but I noticed frizz free. I can use all the help in that department that I can get. This retails for $30. 

The next thing was the Mally beauty eyeliner. This ice blue eyeliner is gorgeous. I love the color, especially having blue eyes! This retails for $18. 

Next I saw a lipgloss, this summer I have been pretty into lip glosses. This Berry shade is a gorgeous color to have gotten in Boxycharm. This packaging is adorable also! This retails for $16. 

Lastly was the thing I am most excited about in my box. Six Ofra eye shadows and a magnetic pallet! This pallet was a great thing to recieve along with the six pans. This is great because you can put the other pans you own inside it also! This retails for $59. 

That’s everything that came inside my Boxycharm this month! Thanks for reading! 

XOXO, 

Ashley

Lip Monthly-July


Hello Lovelies!

This month I decided to try out Lip Monthly and see what it was about. The bag was a little cute white bag with yellow Tulips all over it. Very summery!

The products I got were:

  • Jell-O shot rosy cheek and lip gel in the color hangover $24.95. This I’m sure is a very good product but the orange just isn’t my cup of tea. I don’t think I will ever be using this to be honest.
  • Manna Liplocked priming gloss stain in the color lucky $24. This product I’m excited for. I love this color and I have heard great things about how this brand. I’m so excited to try it more for myself.
  • DLS lipstick in the color vengeance $10. I’m excited for this because of the color also. It’s a very “me” color. I’m kind of disappointed because the packaging cracked in the mail, but what can you do?
  • Jor’el Parker face mask $10. This is another one of those eh products for me. I don’t think I will ever use this because I don’t like to try a ton of stuff on my face.

Overall my thoughts on the bag were so-so. It was fun to try once but they aren’t consistent products. Maybe if they improve and give surveys to meet everyone’s needs in the future than it will be better but it was about a 50% because I will only use 2/4 products.

Do you get Lip Monthly? What do you think about it?

XOXO,

Ashley

San Francisco goodies

On Sunday/Monday, I had to head up to San Fransisco for my medical appointment that I have to go to about every 5 weeks. I have to get nerve blocks in my arm because I have nerve damage from falling off a hoverboard. 

My appointment was at 8 AM and I live about five and a half hours away so we had to stay overnight. When we got to SF, it was pretty early and we were kind of like okay what do we do? 

So, we went to Target. 

At Target I found some goodies! I picked up a Sonia Kashuk brush set, a Sonia Kashuk eye pallet and some lash glue because mine is not good. 


I’m LOVING this brush set. It is so inspiring and the quotes are just perfect. The designs are the cutest I’ve ever seen. This set costed $40 at Target. It was the last one and I was so happy I got my hands on it. The pallet was from the same line and it was the last one also, it was on sale for $12.48. Then the lash glue was a little over $2… Great price for that. 

Well, that was what I picked up in SF! Thanks for reading 🙂 

XOXO, 

Ashley

PĂśR Cosmetics Double Ego eyeliner

Lets just take a minute to talk about Pur Cosmetics Double ego eyeliner. This eyeliner is indeed waterproof… in fact more waterproof than any liner I have ever worn before. 


I have the eyeliner in a gorgeous teal color from one of my Boxycharms. Yesterday, I lined my eyes with this and added a cat flick. I was surprised with how gorgeous it looked on my lids. 

Then it came time to remove my makeup. I usually use coconut oil to remove my makeup… it removes even waterproof mascara. 

I took the coconut oil and rubbed it on my eyes and face, the face makeup and mascara came off but my eyes were still blue. So, I took some Dermalogica pre-cleanse and tried to remove it… nothing. Lastly, I attempted with Garnier micellar water and it was still there. 

My eyes still have a faint trace of blue liner on them from the Double Ego eyeliner this morning. 

I don’t know how I feel about this. 

I probably won’t reach for this eyeliner that often because it creates a tattoo like color on my eyelids. Do you have this eyeliner? If so how do you feel about it?

XOXO,

Ashley

Favorite June reads- 2016

June was a big book month for me. I read, I read and I read. Reading is sort of a safe haven for me. It is a stress reducer and it helps me with my anxiety, I tend to turn to a good book when I am having a bad day.

One of my favorite books is re-read this month, when you know a good book, sometimes you can’t help but read it more than once. Two other books are new to me, they were probably some of the best books I have read, that says a lot. Zoella, one of my favorite YouTubers and Bloggers, inspired me to read these books this month.

“Sophie May is content with her life in her small English village, working in the local coffee shop and living with her mom. But when famous actor Billy comes to town to play Mr. Darcy in a new film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, Sophie’s quiet life is quickly turned on its head. Billy is adored by women around the world, but he only wants Sophie on his arm. But being with Billy comes at a price, and Sophie is thrown in the spotlight after years of shying away from attention. Can she handle the constant scrutiny that comes with being with Billy.”

This book was a recommendation from Zoe, I’m so glad I decided to read this. This book is a roller coaster of emotions. I was sitting on the edge of my seat at points, begging for more. I didn’t put this down, it was read in one sitting. Sophie May is such a sweet character, she grew up in a small village and had no idea Billy was a famous man when he walked in the coffee shop one day. She gets thrown into a shock, dating a “hollywood” star and being thrown into the spotlight. The love that is painted between Billy and Sophie is genuinely beautiful.

If you love Eleanor and Park, Hazel and Augustus, and Mia and Adam, you’ll love the story of Maddy, a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly, the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken. This innovative and heartfelt debut novel unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations, and more.

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.”

Zoe recommended this book on YouTube. Maddy is one of those characters you immediately sympathize with. She sees Olly move in across the street and she isn’t even allowed to leave the house, she’s falling for a boy she cant even be face-to-face with. This book sucks you inside and you feel like you are Maddy. Olly… he is just one of those characters you can’t help but fall in love with. The love he has for Maddy… he sacrifices so much for her.

“Saving myself for marriage, not hardly.‬‬
Saving myself for someone who will make my heart race, most definitely.

In theory it’s a good plan, however even the best-laid plans fall through. Seeing him, being around him, alerts all my senses and I dream about being his, wrapping myself in his arms and never letting go. The only problem – he sees me as his sister.

My name’s Ava Evans and I’m in love with my older brother’s best friend, Nate Garrison.

Burying myself in work for the past two years, avoiding any thought of her, has worked, until now. She’s everywhere, in my dreams, in my gym, and in my heart. I’m not sure when I fell in love with Ava Evans, but I am completely in love with my best friends baby sister.

At first she was too young for me and that made it easy to stay away. Now, it’s a struggle to keep my distance.

How am I supposed to resist her when I can’t escape her? If he ever found out, it would ruin our friendship. Even with that knowledge all she would have to do is…

Just Say When.”

This isn’t “Just a classic” little sister falls for brothers best friend book. This book its oh so much more than that. Ava has always known that she loved Nate, her older brothers best friend. Nate is in love with Ava but is afraid of what her brother would do if he pursued the relationship. Ava loved Nate- he went off to the armed forces after high school and she wrote to him daily. This book tugged at my heartstrings.

Ava reminded me a lot of myself, she gets migraines and Nate takes care of her. He remembered how to care for her from their childhood. Ava is a strong woman and she knows what she wants in life and won’t settle for any less.

What were your favorite books this month? Have you read any of these? What did you think of them? Thanks for reading!

XOXO, 

Ashley

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