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Rediscovering My Voice

Hi everyone! It has been a really long time since I have consistently uploaded posts. I was having some trouble finding my voice in what I wanted my posts to be about. I’m not sure if I completely know what I want to do, but I do know a couple of things that I have taken an interest in. You all know that I love makeup so I will continue doing posts on that but I want to add baking and maybe even food reviews! I also want to focus on more hair posts. Yes, I know it may sound like a lot of ideas jumbled into one but I promise the blog will be a lot more organized and structured. I am reorganizing my life and making this blog one of my priorities! 

– xo Lexi ❣

Style

Fashion Nova’s School Attire

Fashion Nova is an instagram clothing sensation. They cater to those who are a little thicker in the thighs which I love. It’s always been hard for me to find jeans and bottoms my size so this is definitely a go to shop. Here are some back to school items I am looking forward to purchasing from them.

Glistening Medium Wash Jeans

Camel Steal Your Heart Jacket 

Distress Don’t Stress Overall

Olive Cadet Pants

Black Ace Bomber Jacket 

Light Perfect Jeans

It’s mostly geared towards the fall season since it gets pretty cool quickly here in Jersey. What do you like to wear for the fall season? Hows the weather in your state?

Style

Copy Her Style: Guiliana Rancic

Hi ladies! I’m actually excited for this post because yesterday was one of my favorite people Guiliana Rancic’s birthday! If you do not know who she is, she is most known as the host on E!’s Fashion Police. If anyone knows more about fashion, its her! I probably haven’t done her outfit enough justice but below you can recreate her look at a fairly more affordable price!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BIYl7bfDzUU/

If interested in her jeans: I am not sure if they are currently still the same price but it is available on hsn.com!

Ankle Length Cardigan from H&M $24.99

V Neck Tee from Old Navy $7

Blake Boyfriend Jeans from Fashion Nova $29.99

Pointed Toe Pumps from Charlotte Russe $20

Style

Copy Her Style: Keke Palmer

Hi lovies! Keke Palmer recently posted a photo on her instagram with her new short hair. But I wasn’t focused on her hair. Although it does give me Nia Long vibes, I was more focused on the outfit itself. If you guys didn’t know, I love old classic looks! I was so inspired I decided to find a mock of clothes that you can purchase yourself to achieve the same look.

Some of the items below are not the exact clothing in the photo, it is a mock. I tried to find the cheapest price for each item. 

Snapped Button Plaid Shirt from Forever 21 $19.90

Grey Spaghetti Strap Crop Top$6.99

Girlfriend High Rise Jeans from Urban Outfitters $49

Superstar Foundation Sneakers from Adidas $55

I enjoyed searching through different sites to find these. It actually introduced me to new sites! I’m actually planning on doing more of these! Also, be sure to follow me on pinterest: @alexus0!

Ladylike Learning

It’s Time For A New Bra!

I will literally wear my same bra for months. Yes, I know it’s not appropiate but ladies don’t act like you don’t do the same. It’s crazy how quickly undergarments can become overworn. But do you really know when it’s time to give up that lucky bra and throw it out? Stop ignoring the signs and make the change!

Elasticity 

Once the elastic band no longer stretches, it’s a problem. You are no longer getting the support the bra is suppose to grip onto which means you’re literally wearing a bra for no reason. Once you have the assistance, you want to maintain it.

Spillage

We constantly wash and dry our bras depending on the brand. But regardless, your bra is going to shrink but your boobs are not! Once you notice your boob spilling out the side of your bra, its definitely time for an upgrade. You never want your boobs buldging out of the protection it’s suppose to be locked into especially your nipple area.

Wiring

Pain is the last thing your boobs should feel. A bra is your comfort, don’t hold onto something that should have to be adjusted in places its not suppose to.

http://nite.com/help-underwires-coming-out-of-bra/

Dirty Bra Straps

This one is for every girl who still doesn’t understand that it’s time to bury the bra. Your straps can easily be seen by anyone! If no matter how many times you wash it, it continues to look dirty, THROW IT AWAY. There are several things that can make a female unattractive and that is one of them! If that doesn’t speak for itself, I don’t know what does. 

There are obviously other signs that it’s time for a new bra but these stood out to me because I realized through these specifically. Thanks for reading. Let me know your thoughts below!

Primp

Full Face Using Elf Cosmetics

Recently, Elf cosmetics has been added to Ulta’s website. I am super excited because most likely it will soon be available in select stores. I don’t really like shopping for makeup online. Colors are never scaled as shown so seeing and testing in person is important for me. Elf’s products are cut-rate but exceptional. They are currently having a grand final sale on their website! Literally items are $1! To check out the sale, click here

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/25/elf-cosmetics-editors-picks_n_5863836.html

But before you go, not every product you buy has be over $30 to be the best product in the world. You can create an entire face less than $30 and look just as gorgeous. Today I did what I consider a normal delicate face using only Elf cosmetics.

Poreless Face Primer $6.00

– reduces enlarged pores and fine lines

– infused with tea tree and Vitamin A/E

Acne Fighting Foundation in Caramel $6.00

Instant Brow Lift Pencil in Deep Brown $2.00

3 in 1 Mascara $3.00

Baked Bronzer in Los Cabos $3.00

– perfect use as your bronze and highlight

– contains rose, apricot and grape for hydration and nourishment


Blush in Mellow Mauve $3.00

– blends into a silky finish

Matte Lip Color in Tea Rose $3.00

Okay my total has come up to $26! This same amount is the result of 7 items rather than one item on my face.

All photos are not my own. They from the ulta website. Thank you for reading and I hope this shows you don’t need to go out and spend a ton on one beauty product.

Grow, Ladylike Learning

LadyLike Learning? What’s That?

Starting Monday I will be doing a series called Ladylike Learning which is just a journal of me sharing my thoughts on becoming a woman, body image, confidence and how you can build your presence. Whether we want to believe it or not, women are the foundation of life and every day we are pressured to do something, whether that’s looking a certain way, having sex or just putting on a smile at work because you have no other options. It’s easy to feel down about yourself but this series is going to help encourage and enlighten anyone feeling alone or taken advantage of. I believe your surroundings play a huge role in how you live your life and how you are. Create a life of joy, I promise you won’t have to pretend to smile.

Click here to like if you are interested in seeing this!

Comment your thoughts below!

Be sure to also follow me on instagram and twitter to stay updated.

XO Lex 🌼