It’s that time of year! Spring quickly turns into summer and lends perfect weather for short little bike rides! This is my go-to bike ride outfit: Sperry’s, a cute, comfy top, jean shorts, and of course a great pair of sunglasses. I am in love with my classic Ray-bans, a birthday gift from the hubs. This shirt is super comfy and fun: I found it on an Etsy shop. Get yo-self outside and enjoy the weather with a perfect active-summer outfit!
Let’s talk birthday parties; I say you are never too old to have or throw your own birthday party! I am in my mid-twenties and still enjoy mine. You only get one a year; you might as well enjoy it! Here are a few of my birthday party themes.
I created cigar sleeves by printing out some tags and punching them with a large circle punch. The boys really enjoyed them as they played a game of poker. A little research led me to some common slang terms of the 1920’s for people to use. Roaring 20’s music was playing in the background, and for that evening it really felt like we all were transported back in time, enjoying a swanky affair!
I hired a magician for the evening and he did a short performance in my home, this was after we had a few cocktails. Yes, it was a little cheesy, but it was also fun. I made cupcakes with candles, so everyone could be involved in the birthday wish tradition.
Cowboys VS Indians
This was a great night! When you pick a theme that guys are excited about, it always helps. What guy doesn’t want to dress up as a cowboy and play with toy guns? I set up a photo area along with props where people could capture fun memories. Once again, cupcakes with birthday candles were provided for the guests. Pre-made cocktails were set out so all people had to do was add ice and the mixer. Big Gingers are my go-to drink.
-a shot or two of whiskey (I prefer honey whiskey)
These are some of my favorite products I use every day, they are staples in my beauty bag!
1. Revlon Colorstay in 310 Warm Golden (Walgreens): My skin is slightly oily, and even more so in the summer. This is a great full coverage foundation that really stays put! I’ve prefer to use a full coverage foundation to help even out my skin tone. Another great thing about this product is the price!
2. Buxom Blush in Euphoria (Sephora): I LOVE this blush! I love that it has a matte finish; I don’t care for shimmer in my blush. The color is gorgeous; a great hue for people with warm skin tones.
4. Hoola Benefit bronzer (Sephora): Once again loving this because there is no shimmer; it has a beautiful matte finish. I use this to contour my cheekbones, blending it up to my temples.
5. Make Up Forever Smokey Extravagant Mascara (Sephora): Can we just take a minute to talk about this brush! I was a skeptic at first, but after a few tries I was hooked! Thank you Ipsy for introducing this fabulous product to my makeup routine!
One day while I was perusing through an aisle at the local Salvation Army, I spotted these two ceramics sculpted into Native Americans. I really had no use for them, but their naked ceramic skin was yelling at me “Please give us some life!” I grabbed them off the shelf and took them home.
I love gold. A lot of my projects and home décor incorporate gold. It just looks rich. So, by default, I spray painted them gold. Then, I got some black paint and mixed in a little bit of water, just so it could flow and drip just right.
Voilà! I now have two beautiful, unique, and a little eerie book ends. A super simple project that adds a little luxe to your life!