Thursday, April 9, 2015

Easy Updo

I always get compliments when I style my hair in a low bun.  Get the look with these simple steps:

1.  Pull back the top section of your hair with bobby pins or clips.  Push it up to create volume.
2.  Put your hair in a low ponytail.
3.  Take your entire pony tail and twist it around, securing the entire bun with a rubber band.  You shouldn't be able to see your clips or bobby pins now.
4.  Pin the top and bottom of the bun to keep it in place.
5.  Use volumizing hairspray to keep your look all night long!

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Nude Nails

This spring/summer, nude nails are in!  The color is perfect and flattering for all skin types.  I love Glitter Guide's nail polishes, and actually have the Essie one--love it.  If you've tried any of them and want the world to know, tweet me @fashionably23
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Monday, April 6, 2015

Stop & Smell the Flowers

Lately, I've been noticing how difficult it is to enjoy living in the moment.  I'm constantly thinking about social media that it's gotten to the point where even I think that I'm on my phone too much.  Now, I'm not going to quit cold turkey because that would just drive me insane, so I'm going to make an effort of limiting myself.

I set up some general guidelines of when I can use my phone.  I can be on in the morning when I wake up and at night when I'm going to sleep to check up on my favorites: Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.  I'm going to try to stay off my phone throughout the day so I can do what's important--focusing on the people and events around me.

I would love to hear YOUR tips of how YOU step away from technology.  I'm going to need all the help I can get.  Comment or tweet me @fashionably23 
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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Clean Eating

Bikini and crop top season is upon us, which means showing more skin.
I'm making a huge effort to eat healthier because summer is right around the corner...and so is my wedding!
I'm not saying I'm never going to eat a burger again, but I want to feel and look my best, so I'm trying to eat more fruits and veggies and drink lots of water.

You're not going to see results overnight!  So stick with it, because the choices you make this month will be next month's body.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Fools

I love a good prank, especially on a day that is completely dedicated to pranking.  My sister and I used to get my parents really good.  We've done anything and everything, like faked being sick, failing out of school, and baking plastic lizards into muffins.  All for the sake of a good laugh.  

Remember: don't take your jokes too far.    

Happy April Fools!  Tweet me your pranks @fashionably23
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

What does this mean to you?

From the Desk of Fashionably Late:

Throughout high school and college, one question I've noticed that was repeated multiple times was what does this mean to you?

Teachers and professors obviously say it to encourage deeper thinking, but I've come to a conclusion.

Not everything has a meaning.

Sometimes the meaning is just to be beautiful.  Sure, artists try to tackle complex things in life to convey to the public through a piece of art, but some artists just create beautiful things for the sake of it being beautiful.  Sometimes, the meaning is just for fun, like books that aren't trying to accomplish complex themes, illusions, or metaphors and just want the reader to simply enjoy reading.

This concept was never really brought up because everything discussed in a school setting normally has these literary themes and stuff, which leads me to believe that most people after academia don't enjoy reading because schools forced people to read books they didn't want to.

I love reading and writing, so just because I didn't enjoy a book in school didn't mean it made me hate to read.  I was one of the lucky few.

Food for thought.

This was on Pinterest, and it's true--I can't skip my nightly reading because its improving my vocabulary and my brain!

Monday, March 30, 2015


I easily get stressed out over the smallest things.
I'm learning to take things one thing at a time, and not look at the big picture.
Stress can do so many negative things to the body.
Take slow, deep breaths, and reflect on what you're thankful for.
I'm thankful for having discovered Cocoa Dolce macaroons, especially this delicious champagne macaroon!  What are you thankful for?

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