Wedding Series- The Disneymoon

Hello loves! Part 2 of my wedding series is going to be my Disney World/Honeymoon planning post.

Let me tell you out of all the planning I have been doing for everything in my wedding, this has probably been the hardest/most time consuming out of it all.

Let’s start off with how the place was chosen…

My fiancé and I planned on going road trip style, down the beach to Disneyland to stay a few days.

Well my soon to be mother in law called us and said “why don’t you two go to Florida to Disney World?” We had told her that was too expensive for us and that’s why we were doing something closer to home. She said no no… find a hotel and get the best room and stay for a week, I’m going to do this for you guys, it’s your wedding.

Yes. I was in shock.

So we looked and looked, it was kind of difficult because we hadn’t been to Disney World before so we had to go by pictures/distances from parks/recommendations from cast members.

We finally decided on Hotel Contemporary, this hotel is pretty great, the monorail runs right through the hotel! We have a Theme Park view room so if we’d like we can see fireworks/etc.

As a Disneyland AP holder I haven’t had any experience in half the things you have to do for Disney World, example making dining reservations 6 months in advance!

Yeah that was an experience… one of the hard things was we had never eaten at any of these places before so we had no idea if they were good or not but I can’t imagine anything being bad in Disney World. Another difficult thing was that a few things I wanted, the reservations were filled by the time I even got on! Yeah that was nuts!

But, this is our honeymoon… I’m going to go with the flow and everything is going to be amazing because I will have my Hubby with me!

My soon to be hubby is so easy going, he’s just letting me set up plans and just going with the flow and all he has to do is show up!

Let’s just say our Disneymoon is going to be perfect no matter how we spend it, no matter what the Florida weather chooses to be… because I’ll have my Husband by my side!

XOXO,

Ashley

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Holidays 2017

Good afternoon lovelies!

This year holidays were different to me, not because we did anything different- it was the feeling. I mean yes my family spent Thanksgiving in Disneyland but that didn’t change much for me.

My mom decided to book a trip down to Disneyland to celebrate Thanksgiving to have some much needed family time. We stayed in a hotel that looked like a house, it had a full kitchenette and even an upstairs. How did we spend our Thanksgiving meal you may ask?

One evening we had gotten back from the park and we were just relaxing, we had talked about doing Medieval times but decided against it. One of the hotel workers recommended a place where you eat your thanksgiving meal and you watch this Pirate show. This show was SO impressive! I would choose to go again because I was so impressed. This topped off our whole trip.

Moving on to Christmas… This year Christmastime felt so different to me. I felt so in the Christmas spirit. I don’t think it was because I watched Hallmark movies all month but who knows- just kidding! It felt so good to be with family and be surrounded by the people I love through the whole season. This year I planned everywhere my fiance and I had to go (family wise) so I felt so much less stress this year.

This year it wasn’t about the gifts given, it was nice of them to give but that was the last thing I cared about. This year it was about being surrounded by the ones I love.  It was also my last Christmas before I get married next September, time flies.

Overall my Holidays were pretty darn great.

How were your holidays?

XOXO,

Ashley

Must Have Festival Beauty Products

Good evening loves! Spring is upon us therefore… FESTIVAL SEASON IS COMING! I have put together a little list of must-have’s for Coachella, hope this helps some of you when preparing to go to Coachella!

Starting off with face products, I have chosen the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation. This foundation is a matte foundation and it is very long wearing. It’s perfect for the days you want your makeup to stay perfect day and night. 

With any foundation you need a setting powder, the Kat Von D lock it setting powder. This powder helps keep your makeup in place while setting any tackiness your foundation may leave behind. This is a matte setting powder and it leaves no white cast (for those selfie takers that were wondering).

For the eyes I have first picked the Naked Smokey pallet, this pallet is so beautiful for any kind of eye look. You could go more natural or more sultry and Smokey with your eye look.

For eyeliner I have two options, drugstore and high end. The first is NYX vivid brights eyeliner. I love the vivid brights not only because the cost but the colors they leave behond, so bold yet not over the top. Next is Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner, these are so beautiful if you are willing to go out and spend a little more. The glitter is just drop dead gorgeous.

For mascara I have picked the Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara. I love this mascara. I can’t say that enough. This mascara makes your lashes stand out and look beautiful. At any festival/Coachella a waterproof mascara will be super important because with all the dancing you will be doing… sweat comes along. 

Lastly for lips, Colourpop makes perfect lippies for any persons style at only $5-$6! They make lip gloss, satin lips, matte, metallic, etc. The matte lippies last ALL day! Honestly I don’t buy many lip products unless they are from Colourpop!

Overall, these are my must-have festival/Coachella beauty products! I hope you all enjoyed this post and maybe it helped some of you! 

XOXO,

Ashley

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 fiancé 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

Dupes for Kylie Lipkits

Why pay $29 for a lip kit with only a lippie and a liner in it, JUST for the Jenner name when you can use these dupes? Save the money and buy these instead! Besides they are always sold out anyway! So I’ve got some other options for you…

DOLCE K- dupe for Colourpop Beeper and maybe even NYX Sugar Glass liner

TRUE BROWN K- dupe for Colourpop Limbo or if you are willing to splurge go for Doce of Colors Chocolate Wasted

MARY JO K- dupe for Sephora cream lip stain in Always red and if you choose then line your lips with UD Gwen Stafani classic red liner

POSIE K- dupe for NYX soft matte cream in Prauge

KOKO K- dupe for Maybelline liquid lipstick in nude thrill and if you choose, use Tartes Tartiest lip crayon in Boho

CANDY K- dupe for Colourpop clueless or if you’re willing to splurge Anastasia Beverly Hills Pure Hollywood is perfect for you!

 

Thats is all I have for you all today guys! Thanks for reading! Once again, if there’s any other brands you’d like me to cover let me know in the comments!

XOXO- Ashley

Making a Difference

Hi everyone,

I came across this post on Tumblr today about a little girl named LuLu that was loosing her eyesight. They have no idea when she will loose her eyesight, like the post says it could be tomorrow or a year from now. She has a bucket list of things she wants to accomplish before it happens. The number one thing on this list is to meet Taylor Swift. I’m trying to spread the word and make this little girls dream come true, if any of you can help by liking this, sharing the post… However you can. I would be greatful. I don’t know this sweet girl myself but I can’t imagine what she must be going through. Thank you all💕

Best liquid lipstick dupes

These are some of the best liquid MATTE lippie dupes, I haven’t used some of them personally (yet!) These dupes are for MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Stila, and more. I’ve found that liquid lipstick is one of my favorite types of lipsticks, you can’t go wrong! They just get so expensive when you buy these brands and so I did some research on some of my favorite colors, here’s what I found:

•Colourpop clueless {SHADES: nudes, pinks}
(Stila patina dupe)

•Colourpop tulle {SHADES: dusty mauve burgundy/ darks, nudes, reds}
(Stila Amore dupe)

•Colourpop bad habit {SHADES: dusty mauve pink/nudes, pinks}
(Stila Aria dupe)

•Colourpop trap {SHADES: dusty greyed out beige/nudes}
(Stila Baci dupe/Dose of Colors Stone dupe)

•Colourpop midi {SHADES: soft natural beige/nudes, pinks}
(Anastasia Beverly Hills Pure Hollywood dupe)

•Colourpop Avenue {SHADES: deep yellow red/darks, reds}
(ABH heathers dupe)

•Colourpop bumble {SHADES: dusty warm terracotta/ nudes, oranges and corals}
(Kat Von D double dare dupe)

•Colourpop StingRaye {SHADES: cool toned mauve brown/ darks and nudes}
(ABH Veronica and Jeffree star Androgyny dupe)

•Colourpop 1st base {SHADES: mid tone true pink}
(ABH blush dupe)

•Colourpop Zipper {SHADES: deep blackened purple/darks, violets}
(ABH vintage and dose of colors berry me dupe)

•NYX tea and cookies
(ABH lovely and Dose of colors Stone dupe)

•NYX Vintage
(ABH trust issues dupe)

•Colourpop more better {SHADES: deep violet wine}
(ABH craft and Stila aria dupe)

•Colourpop lychee {SHADES: bright warm violet}
(Mac heroine dupe)

•Colourpop limbo {SHADES: deep chocolate brown/ darks nudes}
(Salem lime crime dupe)

Update 1/3/2016

So, I have kind of gone MIA on my blog I know… but all for good purpose! I’m going to give you all an update on what’s been going on! Life has been crazy for me the last two and a half months.

First off let me tell you… if any of you are actually reading this and want to ride a hoverboard, please take my advice and don’t. On October 14 last year, I was at my fiancé’s moms house and his little brother had gotten a hoverboard for his birthday. His little brother was riding around the house, acting like the thing was easy-peasy of course. So, my fiancé got on it first, he was super shaky at first making me nervous. He got the hang of it after a while.

I chose to go out on a limb and get on the hoverboard. It took me about five minutes for me to get stable on the board, then the board was fun for about ten minutes and it all went downhill from there.

I was getting back on from sitting on the couch, and the board went right out from under me. I fell backwards, hitting my elbow in the process. I’m not exactly sure how I fell, I don’t remember. I didn’t get knocked out I do know that I was fully conscious.

I’m so lucky I have only hurt my arm and not hit my head. I ended up making 2 trips to Urgent Care where they told me they couldn’t see clear pictures from too much swelling. After that, we went to the ER and they let me know I had a fractured radial head. I have been through physical therapy and come home feeling in extreme pain and nauseous from it every time.

Now, two and a half months later I am still in extreme pain and have limited movement. I have been sent to an orthopedic specialist 5 hours away and now a pain specialist because I have been diagnosed with a very rare condition (this would only happen to me!) I have to go through all this before they send me back to physical therapy.

I am mentally and physically exhausted. It’s so hard to sleep from all the pain, but I try to do what I can during the day… frustrated I can’t do everything normal.

Well that’s my update! My next appointment is on Tuesday… Hopefully this will all be over with soon! Trying to stay hopeful and on the positive side😊💘

My Weekend-WOF Comfrence 2015

This weekend, I went to the Women of Faith conference (the last one). This was my very first time ever going to a Women’s conference let alone a church/Christian conference. It was a huge eye opener, in an amazing way. I learned so much about myself, about my life, and also about my Faith in God.

I took so many things away from this conference and being among these amazing women. The things I have learned, will continue to stay with me. The words that were said, the things that were preached… I will never forget. A lot of these women Patsy Clairmont, Jen Hatmaker, Nicole Johnson, Marilyn Meberg, Sandi Patti, Luci Swindoll, Sheila Walsh and Thelma Wells… I had never heard of until now. Now that I have… I’m so happy I did. I took so much away from this.

I learned from Luci Swindoll… “Take everything as a compliment and you will live longer.” I can’t say this is more true… You can’t waste your time on caring and worrying about the bad things another person has to say about you. The stress will just drag you down like the Titanic. God made you the way you are because that is how He wants you to be. You are perfect the way you are.

Luci also taught me… if you don’t start living your life now, who is going to start living it for you? You can’t wait and say “Oh, I’ll wait until I have money! I’ll wait until I feel better! I’ll wait for this and that!” If you do so, you will be waiting your whole life. Live your life today, start living now… you only get one life. Make that life count.

I will admit… I was very hesitant about going to this at first. My head was saying, What are you doing going to this event with women you don’t know, what are you doing walking into something you know nothing about, what are you doing? My head was saying… Ashley, are you sure you know what your doing? Are you sure you know what your in for? Yes my head had millions of questions asking me if I should be doing this, God was telling me to do this. I was meant to be doing this, I learned it was God’s plan for me. Everything Happens For A Reason. From God’s plan of telling me to go… I have decided I loved it so much, I want to go to next years conference, even though it’s with all different people than it has been the last 20 years.

I spent an amazing weekend with God, amazing women surrounding me, wonderful inspirational speakers, and pure joy. Even though I was sick most of today on and off… it was still an amazing day.

If any of you are reading this and have wondered about going to a comfrence like this, for women. Please do. It will change your life, it will change your outlook on life and make you see the whole world differently- from a new and beautiful perspective.

The last thing I’m going to say… Don’t forget to be greatful for what you have in life, for who you have in life. Don’t take it for granted, you are so blessed💕