Summer Days.

Happy Memorial Weekend Y’all!

I hope you all are having a wonderful, holiday weekend! I started the weekend off with a little bit of work (cause that’s retail life), and my grandpa and great uncle are visiting from North Dakota! Everyone has just been hanging out at home, enjoying the really warm weather that mother nature has blessed us with! I am thoroughly enjoying it, and I definitely do not want to go back to work tomorrow. 

I feel like Memorial Weekend is the official ‘unofficial’ kickoff to the summer season! Since we weren’t camping because of our family being here, we did have a really nice bonfire last night! 

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First official bonfire of the summer!

I also have been getting back into the swing of going for a walk every night! My mom usually comes with me, and once in a while my little brother Dylan tags along. I haven’t done much shopping lately due to bills, but I am going to get the Endless Weekend trio from BBW! That will probably be the only thing that I buy until the SAS– which I am STOKED for! 

Bailey update–She is adjusting really well in our home! She is still in the stage where she thinks that we’re going to leave her, so she is constantly by your side. If you leave the room, she is right there with you. When we take her back to the vet to get fixed, I know she’s going to freak out, but when we pick her up afterwards I know she’ll be very happy to see us! 🙂 

I really want to bake and cook more since I am living at home. I want to start eating a lot healthier, and find ways to make recipes that may not be so healthy, into more healthy options! Pinterest has a lot of great ideas out there to get started! 

For my OOTD today, I decided to do some pattern mixing! It was my first time so I didn’t do anything crazy. I did google if cheetah & camo mixed well together. (I know, how sad.) The top is from Victoria’s Secret PINK, and the shorts are from Old Navy! I paired the outfit with some metallic gold strappy sandals from Madden Girl. My nails are ‘Alpine Snow’ by OPI, which I am currently OBSESSED!Image

 

I hope y’all are having a wonderful weekend, and i’ll catch up soon!

 

Where Have I Been?!?!

Holy cow it has been a REALLY long time since I’ve posted on here. As I said in my last post, I started school, which means that I got busy. Life got in the way, and I kind of just *forgot* about my blog. Shame on me! *insert slap on hand here* 

Well now i’m back, and I’m going to be posting more regularly! 🙂 I am on summer break and just going to be working, so I can dedicate my time to this blog and my YouTube channel! If you haven’t subscribed already, the link is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFdY3gWO4a7_nyRqf4iBNyw (shameless plug; I know)

So what else has been going on? Let me catch you up! The whole gym and eating healthy thing that I talked about in my last post — yeah that kind of went to the wayside after spring break. Tanner and I both came down with horrible colds, and decided to take a break for a while. That eventually led to us just not going anymore. BUT it is now summer time, which means more free time — which means I can start running every day again! I’m thinking about signing up for AdvoCare, since I’ve been watching Marissa Lace on YouTube and following her on Instagram & Twitter, I contacted her about it, and it seems very appealing, especially for my lifestyle! 🙂

I want to take this blog to another level! I want to do regular postings like I was, plus more! I have been teaching myself to cook (because I’ve faced it, my mother is not going to teach me) — so I want to post some recipes on here! Also, I want to do more beauty related posts as well! I have really been growing my makeup collection, and I want to improve my skills and make quality videos/blog posts! I also signed up for IPSY, and my first glam bag should be arriving this week! 🙂 I’m so excited!

I also got a new puppy named Bailey! She’s not exactly a puppy, but to us, she is. She is a 5-year-old white lab, that my mom found in Minnesota! We are currently fostering her at the moment, but we have decided that we are going to keep her! She was found as a stray, and we believe that she had recently been pregnant. She has a lot of skin hanging from her belly, and you can see that she is still recovering. We think that someone may have stolen(?) or just kept her puppies and then dumped her on the road. Which is so upsetting! So now she is in our home, and she is comfortable and happy! My other two dogs are getting used to her, but our little dachsund Emma, is still really territorial around her. Cuddles my cat, just plain doesn’t like any dogs, so he hides in the basement. We also had to put down our other cat Oreo a couple months back, due to failing kidneys. Bailey just became a permanent member of our family, and I couldn’t be more excited! 🙂

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Anywho, not much else has been going on, but you guys will definitely be seeing/hearing more from me soon! 🙂

 

XOXO, 

Kayla

New Year, New Me!

Well this is my first post of 2014! Sorry I’ve been away for a while, I started school again (yay!) so I’m adjusting to getting back into the swing of homework, and also trying to work my work schedule around it! I have been really struggling for hours at work (curse you walmart and your cutbacks), so now i’m looking elsewhere for either a second job, or just a new job in general! I have been applying to try and get into the place where my mom works, but so far, no luck. 😦

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Years and let me know what your resolutions are in the comments below! 🙂

One of mine is to not let the little things bother me so much. I am the type of person that if someone has a problem with me, or just some little thing is irritating me, I let it affect my whole mood. I don’t want to be that type of person, so first off I decided to just get rid of all of the negative people in my life. And I am also deciding that I just need to be me, and if they don’t like it, well too bad!

Another resolution is a total cliche, but obviously I want to get back into shape and start being a lot healthier! I really let my eating habits go to the way side last year, and it took a toll on my entire body and mental health. My hips got bigger, which is a given, and just my energy and mood were totally out of whack. About two years ago when I worked out every day, and also watched what I ate constantly, I was in some of the best shape of my life, and I was a more energetic and happy person!

I have started going to the gym! Now mind you, I’ve only gone twice, and today I’m using a rest day because my legs are DYING! I’ll probably do some ab work and maybe some arm stuff too! And then back to the grind tomorrow! My boyfriend Tanner is my workout buddy, and we are also helping each other with our eating habits and for overall motivation! I am so thankful to have him to keep me on track, and I love that we have our special thing together! Even though we don’t see much of each other at the gym, because he has different goals than mine, it is still nice to have my special guy there! 🙂

My last goal (that I can think of anyways) is to blog more often this year! I love blogging, I admire so many people for their blogs and what their work has turn into! I would love to see this blog grow! I want to post more about everything! I also want to grow my fan base, especially with my Facebook page! I have one like on it, and I would definitely like to see more in the upcoming months!

Well this is all for now, I hope you guys enjoyed this some-what rambling blog post, but they will get better over time! 🙂

XOXO,

Kayla

Bath and Body Works Haul!

Hey everyone! 🙂 Today I am going to share a small BBW haul for you 🙂 I went shopping the other day and they were having buy 3 get 3 free on all of their body care..and since the holiday traditions are my absolutely favorite scents so I decided to stock up on a few things! 🙂

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I stocked up on some body wash and since I didn’t wanna buy all body wash, I went ahead and bought two of the triple moisture body creams! I already have way too many of the basic scents so I went ahead and bought one of each of the new winter scents! 

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First of all..I love the packaging on these! It’s like a mix between wrapping paper design and Christmas sweater design! Cranberry Twinkle’s scent description reads, “A playful blend of holiday cranberry, snowy freesia and pomegranate, layered with creamy sandalwood and iced winter violets.” I really like this scent although it reminds me a lot of the pink sugarplum from last year. But I liked that scent regardless so i’m okay with that! Now, as many of you probably know from reading other blogs or perhaps you’ve discovered this for yourself, Merry Marshmallow Kiss is totally deceiving by just looking at the name. I really don’t smell any vanilla, mostly just fruity scents like pears. The scent description for this one is, “A joyful blend of fluffy marshmallow, gilded pear and winter jasmine, whipped with white amber and sparkling bergamot.” I definitely enjoy these two but I think BBW needs to be more creative with the scents they come out otherwise they’re going to start losing some of their customers. 

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I hadn’t stocked up on any holiday shower gel’s and since I only had one pink sugarplum left over I decided to go ahead and pick up a few bottles to get me through the rest of the holiday season! I picked up winter candy apple which is by far my favorite holiday traditions scent. The scent description for this reads, “Winter Candy Apple is a cheerful blend of ruby red apple, winter rose petals and candied orange, drizzled with crisp maple and cinnamon.” I have loved this scent since it came out. I have many of the TMC’s and a small travel size of the body spray. I could smell this all day long! The other long-time loved scent I picked up was Vanilla Bean Noel. This was my favorite scent before winter candy apple came out, and I wish my house could smell like this all day long! This is a vanilla and bakery scent and it is amazing! The scent description for Vanilla Bean Noel reads, “A merry blend of snow white vanilla, warm caramel and whipped cream, sprinkled with holiday sugar cookies and kissed with soft musk.” I also have the body creams and mist of this scent. This is one of those scents I will use probably until about March or April when it’s spring time! The other two scents I picked up were Cranberry Twinkle, and Merry Marshmallow Kiss. I figured I would have 2/3 of each scent’s ritual. I may go back and buy travel sized sprays of those two and then also pick up some twisted peppermint as well 🙂 However that may have to wait until the next buy 3 get 3 free. 

I hope you guys are enjoying your week! It’s rather snowy here in Wisconsin, but I am using my free time to watch Christmas movies and catch up on YouTube videos! If there are any particular posts you would like me to do, please feel free to let me know in the comment section! 🙂 Spread this page with your friends too! 

XOXO, Kayla

What’s On My Nails: November 2013

The fall and winter time are my favorite seasons when it comes to nail color. Don’t get me wrong, I love the bright colors you usually put on your nails during the spring and summer, but there is just something about the darker fall and holiday colors that just draw me in! I am going to be sharing with you the polishes that I wore on my fingernails and one color I wore on my toes!

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I have always used the same base and top coat since I started really getting into nail care, and these products are staples in my everyday nail polish collection! The top coat that I use is by L’Oreal and is called ‘One stop Base’. This is a very nice base coat and it really helps the polish that I choose stick to the nail and not chip so quickly. The top coat that I use is by Sally Hansen and it is the ‘Anti-Chip Top Coat’. I’ve been using this top coat for quite some time and I can say that I like this better than the OPI top coat that comes in the mini gift sets you can buy. With the work that I do in my current job, this combo really helps my nail polish last!

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The first polish i’ll talk about is the polish I painted on my toes which is by Revlon. This polish is number 660 and is named ‘Divine’. This is a gorgeous deep red polish. This was part of their fall collection I believe, and when I saw this on the shelf I knew I just had to have it! And Revlon polishes are fairly affordable, so I could justify the purchase 🙂 This polish went beautifully onto my toenails and is still on there with little to no wear off! I will definitely be using this on my nails in the upcoming months!

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Now i’m going to talk about the first polish that I wore on my nails this month. This is another Revlon polish, and this one is number 220 ‘Rainforest’. This is a colorstay polish and let me tell you that it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I was on the hunt for a forest/hunter green colored polish for a while and when I saw this I immediately knew this was the one! This is a beautiful forest green with yellow shimmers in it. I am absolutely in love with this polish.

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For my next polish combo I used OPI’s ‘Decades of Shades’ which is a basic milky brown, and then on top of that I layered OPI’s ‘Warm and Fozzie’ from the Muppets collection. This combo wasn’t my favorite of the month, but it was a different color combination that I had never tried before! I may go back to the Warm and Fozzie polish soon!

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My next combo contained the classic style of the ‘Accent Nail’. I used Orly’s ‘Rage’ for the accent nail. A lot of people have this polish in their collection and I don’t blame them! This is the most beautiful rose gold nail polish I have ever laid eyes on. When I saw people rave about it on YouTube and then I saw it in stores, I knew it would be mine. Paired with this polish I have Avon’s ‘Berry Bliss’ which is a beautiful deep berry color. This is a perfect polish for the holidays so I know I will be turning to this polish again before the end of the season.

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The last polish i’m going to share is called ‘Haze of Love’ and it is by Wet n’ Wild Megalast. This is another berry color but this is more of a pinky toned berry with a small grey undertone. Although when I put it on my nails it came out much darker, I still really love this polish. The brush is kind of hard to work with but overall I am very pleased with this polish, especially due to how cheap this was.

So I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope it gave you some ideas for new polishes to pick up. Cause what girl has enough polishes already?! I know I sure don’t! 😉

Target Haulage! :)

Hey guys!

First off, Happy November! This year has flown by freaky fast! It’s almost the end of the year, and for me, that means my favorite time of the year is here! I absolutely love everything about Thanksgiving and Christmas, and literally would leave my house decorated for it all year if I could! 

Also I would like to address, I know the title of this blog is Bath and Body Works Obsessed…but I have yet to do any posts about BBW themselves! I just haven’t really had time or money to buy or look at things from BBW! I am hoping around Black Friday or even before I can pick up some candles or soaps and accessories! 

But let’s get on with this haul! I am thinking about making a short video for my YT channel as well but that is a work in progress! 

So I ran out to Target after watching a few people’s hauls on YouTube because there are so AMAZING products out there that are limited edition for the holidays! I am a total sucker for anything related to Christmas, so naturally I bought a lot of things that I did not need. 

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So as you can see…100% of this stuff I did not need to buy! But I at least was planning on buying the Glade air freshener because as you guys know from my last few posts, I had been looking to complete the collection of the room fresheners! Quick update on that, I have now found all of the scents except for the Frosted Gingerbread. I have gone to my Dollar General several times and there has not been any restock on their Glade section. I asked the SA and she just looked at me dumbfounded like she had no idea what I was talking about. So I am thinking unless I can find another DG near my area that I probably will be missing out on the gingerbread air freshener 😦 

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So the first item I have to show you are the new *limited edition* Lays Wavy Potato Chips dipped in Milk Chocolate! Chocolate covered potato chips have been a cult favorite in my family for many years, but when I saw that these were coming out I thought I may as well try them! Well, honestly there is nothing super special about them compared to homemade ones that I can make in my own kitchen. However they are still good! Just not worth the $3.49 that I paid for them! 

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The next items I have are m&ms! These are two of the limited edition holiday flavors, and I also believe there is a gingerbread one that is available only at Walmart. I love anything peppermint, and limited edition so I had to pick up a bag of each! Who knows, I may end up going back for a few more! I still have three unopened bags of pumpkin spice m&ms from the fall season because I love them so much! 

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The next things I picked up were these three lotions by Spa Perfect! I found these out because I watched Brandon’s haul on YouTube and he was talking about these! They were in the dollar section which is AMAZING! The first one that I am going to review quickly is the Visions of Sugar Plums (pink packaging). This one is very very subtle, almost to a point where I can’t smell anything at all! But I am sick at the moment, so once everything clears up I will be re-smelling these again! The next one is Twisted Peppermint (red packaging), and this one smells almost identical to the BBW version, but with a lesser note of vanilla. These are kind of cross between a lotion and a body cream to me. They aren’t super thick but they aren’t super thin either, so they will moisturize your hands well! And for $1 you can’t complain! 🙂 The last one is Vanilla Sugar Cookie (blue packaging). This one is a very bakery type scent. I smell more sugary sweet notes than I do vanilla. So this is definitely different than something like Vanilla Bean Noel from BBW. Overall I am actually very impressed with these, for them being only $1, but I will be sticking to my BBW TMC’s for moisturzing the entire body. 

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The last thing I have to talk about, is the item i’m most excited about! I have gone to Target about 4 times since the holiday collection for Glade was announced, because Walmart had theirs out right away, so I figured Target would be on the ball as well. Well today I FINALLY got my hands on Sweet Holiday Treats. The scent description reads “Indulge in the irresistible scent of rich cocoa, toasted nuts and creamy caramel from those special holiday treats”. This scent is AMAZING! I am seriously blown away by how good this smells. I sprayed it in my kitchen, and I can definitely smell the notes of caramel and cocoa! It smells like someone has been baking goodies all day, and it just really gives a pleasant aroma in the air. I am so happy that I kept my patience and just waited for the floor to be set so that I could get my hands on this scent! 

 

So that is everything that I picked up at Target today! There were so many other holiday related items like food and decor, just I can’t even wait until my next paycheck because I will be going HAM! And now that I moved into my own house, I can decorate however I want 🙂 

Until next time, 

XOXO Kayla

Glade Holiday 2013 Update!

Hey all! 🙂

I am back with a small update for you all! So..the collection that I reviewed in my last post is the holiday collection for this year! It has recently been released on the Glade website and in retailers nationwide! There are the main scents which are the ones I reviewed previously Those are..Sparkling Spruce, Frosted Berry Kiss, Apple Cinnamon Cider, and Pure Vanilla Bliss. There are also three scents that are limited to select retailers only! The first one is Merry Maple Morning which is exclusive to Walmart. This one I was able to find! The other two, which I have been unsuccessful in finding are Sweet Treats (I hope i’m getting these names right), and there is also a Gingerbread scent as well. I went to my local Target and I think they were getting ready to set the new products because even the fall scents were emptied out. I went to Kmart and they only had the four main scents. I’m not sure where else to find them! Brandon from YT found his gingerbread one at Dollar General and I went there but was unsuccessful in finding them! So if you guys find those two scents let me know where you found them! I am seriously on a HUNT! I want to review the Merry Maple Morning but I want to wait until I find the other two so that it can be a worth reading post! 

Hope you guys enjoyed this rambly, random post!

XOXO 

Kayla ❤