Monday, November 16, 2015

Fall Beauty Favorites!

I think fall makeup is my absolute favorite type of makeup to wear. I feel that you can experiment more and become more daring. I love wing liner, super dramatic lashes, mauve or darker lips and definitely a STRONG highlight to keep that summer glow. #highlightonfleek ;) 
So here are my everyday staples for fall that I think everyone should have in their makeup bags.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (the pore minimizing one) | MUFE Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation (153=Y405 Golden Honey) | Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Concealer (Med-Light Neutral) *Hands down the best concealer I have ever used, very full coverage.

Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil (in the shade-Medium brown) | Anastasia Clear Brow Gel (best to keep crazy brow hairs in place)

Kat Von D Ink Liner (in the color-Trooper) | L'oréal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
NARS blush (in shade-Dolce Vita) *my favorite NARS blush, I'm obsessed! | Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer (in shade- Dark Chocolate) *smells just like hot cocoa! | BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector (in shade-Champagne Pop) *THE best/prettiest highlighter on the market!

CHANEL Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick (in shades 34 La Raffinée+39 La Somptueuse)
*LOVE these, very moisturizing and long wearing. Plus the packaging..I mean c'mon so perfect!


M.A.C Lip Pencil (in shade-Hover) | Marc Jacobs High Shine Lip Laquer (in shades Pretty Thing + Hey You)


Tarte Swirl Power Contour + Bronzer Brush | M.A.C Powder/Blush Brush (#129) *This was the first makeup brush I ever owned, got it 9 yrs ago and it's still going strong!




I hope you all enjoyed this post of my beauty favorites for fall. Comment below and tell me your favorite fall beauty must haves! Until next time...

XO,
Meranda

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Fall In The Smoky Mountains



This week was absolutely amazing. Alec and I went up to Bryson City, North Carolina and stayed at a family members cabin up in the Smokeys. The view from the cabin was breathtaking, we both were excited for something other than the 80 degrees we get back home in Florida. The first day was a pretty relaxing day, we just got situated, went and bought groceries at the cute little supermarket in town, and admired the scenery.
Insane right?! This was our view from the cabin. (Ugh can I go back now?)


Day 2: We met up with my dad at The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville. It was so beautiful and botanical. It even had it's own green house!

On me: Faux fur pom beanie (similar here) | Sweater: Target (old) | leggings | duck boots (the hunter green are also really cute.)


My dad snapped this picture of us at the Arboretum.  Definitely going to be a new profile picture lol. (Everything Alec is wearing is from American Eagle)




Isn't this green house cool?



The bonsai exhibition garden was so cool, I had no idea that their are that many different bonsai trees all over the world.








Hope y'all enjoyed this post from our first two days in North Carolina, we already want to go back! Next post will be on days two and three, so look out for that. 

xoxo, Meranda






Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fall favorites / necessities ♡

     It is the best time of the year and my favorite season for fashion. Fall fashion has a warm place in my heart lol. It lets you experiment with different colors, textures and layers. Look forward  to a lot of outfit of the day pictures (#OOTD) this season. Also, leave a comment below of your favorite fall pieces.


khaki jacket Gap (similar here) // floppy hat Target similar & cheaper here 
black booties (obsessed!) // plaid scarf


xoxo, Meranda 


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

LUSH-ious Christmas

How can you walk into the mall during the holidays and not stop at LUSH? It just doesn't happen, so of course I stopped in and had to look at the Christmas goodies. I ended up getting two bath bombs that were too cute and exciting to pass up.

 This may sound super dorky, but when stores bring out their festive bags I get so so happy. 

Dashing Santa (Im waiting till it gets a little closer to Christmas to try this guy out.) This jolly little guy is said to have notes of mandarin, bergamot and orange absolute. I cannot wait to pop him into the tub. *Click on the link to read more about what he does and maybe pick up one for yourself.


This one is so gorgeous and smells amazing. I actually used this one tonight and loved it! Once you pop it in you instantly smell the aroma of fresh berries. It turns your water this pretty blue and it's exciting to watch it fizz away. What makes it even better is you get a little surprise at the end when it releases little gold confetti stars that just dissolve away (so cool right?) Anyways, I love this bath bomb it left my skin so silky smooth and smelling amazing! I still smell the scent on me which is great. I highly recommend LUSH if your new to trying them like me I would say the holiday season is the perfect time to pick something up. Let me know in the comments if you have ever tried anything from LUSH and what your top picks are! Until next time loves..

Yours Truly,
Meranda


Links to products mentioned above:

  1. Dashing Santa  $5.25
  2. Golden Wonder  $6.95

Monday, December 8, 2014

Bits & Baubles


Here is just a few things I picked up on a recent shopping trip that I cannot stop obsessing over!

I found these beautiful ornaments at Pier One and could not past them up. They are so unique and stunning when the light hits them.


I stopped into the Alex and Ani store in Winterpark, FL (gorgeous btw) I could not help but add onto my collection and these two bangles were a must.

This phone case.. I mean c'mon, how adorable right? (Charming Charlie can do no wrong lol)

Last but definitely not least, this American Eagle cardigan. I want to wear it every second of the day, it's so cozy like a giant blanket. (Plus I got it on an awesome Black Friday deal, which makes it even more amazing.)



Let me know what your recent favorites are, until next time loves!
Yours Truly,
Meranda


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Gift Ideas for HIM

Ok so I think one of the hardest things to do around the holidays is buy gifts for a guy. I don't know why but I am always clueless when it comes to picking something out for my boyfriend, dad, brother, grandparent and friend. Luckily though this year I got you covered. I tried to find things I thought would be good for different guys and personalities. Like the gift guide I did for girls these all range in price.



  1. Xbox One (Perfect for the gamer in your life. This is what I bought my boyfriend this year, he cannot be anymore ecstatic.)  $349.99
  2. Sports Hat (This for the sports fanatics in your life, and lets admit we all have at least one of those in the family.) $28
  3. Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb ( Let me start off by saying this cologne smells so so good. I actually got this for my boyfriend last year and he still has a bit left. I can always tell when he has it on. Perfect for the business guys or just any guy...Seriously every guy should own this lol.) $90
  4. Game Of Thrones Complete Season (Perfect for the couch potatoes out there. This tv show is one of my boyfriend and my favorite. I do recommend getting this for someone who is a little older because it is a very graphic tv show and does have nudity.) $44.99

There you go ladies, hopefully this helps give you an idea of what you could get the men in your life. Remember you don't have to get these exact items, this is just an idea.  Anyways hope you enjoyed and until next time. 
Yours Truly,
Meranda

❅Gift Ideas for HER❅

I know a lot of you like myself get a little overwhelmed when it comes to deciding what is the perfect gift to give a woman in your life. Whether it be your mom, sister, friend, cousin..whoever. So I found a couple things that I think would be great gifts for any girl. 
These gifts are all different price points so work with what is best for you :)



  1.  Naked 3 Palette (Perfect for the makeup lovers) $54
  2. Alex & Ani Bracelet (Love these, perfect for the jewelry lovers. Btw these bracelets are expandable to fit any wrist!) $28
  3. Michael Kors Purse ( I think this gift is perfect for a parent, even your grandmother. For the ones that aren't really into fashion but always on the run.) $350
  4. Yankee Candle ( Perfect for the homebodies or even a teacher.) $27.99


I know that I personally would love to receive any of these gifts. Hope you all enjoyed and let me know what your asking for, for Christmas or gifting to someone else!
Yours Truly,
Meranda