Update//plans and rambling!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

It's officially 2015! I can't believe that it is almost February... seriously, where has the time gone? 2014 was a great year for me, with awesome opportunities, life changes, and memories made. I am so excited to see what 2015 brings-in just about 4 months, I will be a college graduate, preparing to take my state board NCLEX exam to become Kelsey, RN, BSN. WHAT?! With everything being said, wow... I have been super busy. I find myself missing this blog, because I love writing, reviewing, and "meeting" people through the blog world. I haven't had a lot of free time to devote to blogging this previous semester, but I think that will change this semester! I am so excited to go back into blogging.

 If you have been following me on here for awhile, you will know I spent a lot of time reviewing mineral/natural products over the past year and a half. Wellllll, that is pretty much one of my main focuses now! I am very interested in purging all of my old, chemical laden products, and slowly replacing them with non-toxic, natural, eco-friendly alternatives. If you love topics like that, I think you will be interested in what I have to post over the next year! I also have spent a lot of time changing up my diet and lifestyle; I want to feel my best, and be the healthiest version of me that I can be. My whole life, I have had cardiac issues and other health problems, and I have really had to deal with those things over the past year-so being as healthy and happy as I can be is something that means a lot to me. Look forward to fun recipes on here, as well as an occasional outfit post!

Lately, I have been into staple outfit pieces that you can dress up or down. I like the idea of creating a simple wardrobe that can be versatile, accessorized, and minimal. The thought of downsizing everything is something that has been on my mind a lot lately; I feel as though sometimes, you can have too much! I hold on to clothing from 6-8 years ago, because it still fits, and "maybe I will need it one day!" But how is it useful at all if it has sat in my closet, untouched for 2 years? Looking at websites such as H&M (for basic tees/leggings), Simons (dresses), Tobi (for sweaters/dresses), Loft (for blouses/sweaters), and Banana Republic (for sweaters/accessories/other basics) has given me a lot of inspiration for basic outfit items that can be worn in SO many combinations-just what I would like! Also, I recently discovered the world of outlet shopping. Oh.My.Gosh. Why did I never go before a few months ago? You can find so many "in style" pieces at the outlets, and barely have to spend money! Example: I went to the Banana Republic and J Crew outlet and got 2 mens button ups, a sweater, a casual jacket, 4 shirts, and a pair of Nikes for around $115. To me, that is a great deal for those brands. (I had to share that story because I went around telling all my friends and family how excited I was for those deals for about a week straight after that, haha).

Now that this post is all over the place, I think I have said enough for now! My next post will be a review, although I am not sure which product I want to share first! My question for you is: What type of posts interest you the most? Do you like beauty/skincare posts? Fashion posts? Recipes or fitness posts? Please share!

Until next time!
XO, Kelsey

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My [new] favorite glasses // a Firmoo review!

Friday, December 12, 2014

It's Friday-happy weekend! Finally! Not only is it the weekend, but it is officially the end of final exams for me, which means I only have one semester left until I graduate. Kelsey, RN, BSN. YES! I can not wait. This semester has been absolutely crazy, stressful and demanding. All my time was tied up, at all times! I am so happy to have a little break right now, especially to blog! I finished my last exam this morning and instantly started thinking of things I wanted to write about on this little  bliggity-blawg. One of them is the prescription Firmoo glasses I received. Not too long ago, I was asked by Firmoo if I would like to participate in reviewing a pair of glasses of my choice. I had actually been contemplating buying new glasses anyways, and had heard great things about Firmoo, so I couldn't pass up the opportunity! If you haven't heard of Firmoo before, it is a global optical online store, with a huuuuuuge selection of affordable men's and women's glasses and sunglasses. You can order your glasses with or without prescription, as well as customizing the actual lenses (quality, UV coatings, anti-radiation, etc). All of this is controlled by entering your preferences (and prescription, if needed!) during the ordering process.
I ended up choosing the Unisex Full Frame Acetate #F1006 (in black) after looking through pages and pages of different styles of glasses. It was actually really a fun process because they have a virtual try on tool where you can upload your own picture and "try on" the glasses. Having this tool made it so much easier to pick a pair of glasses because I had a good idea of how they would look on me in person. Since they have you input some detailed measurements during the ordering process, the glasses fit on my face PERFECTLY. Side note-one of my ears is way lower than the other one, and I had been struggling with my old pair of glasses; they sat on my face crookedly, which resulted in me constantly trying to re-adjust them on my face so they wouldn't be lopsided! As for the prescription-I believe it is right on; I see as I normally would when I wear contacts or any other pair of glasses.The actual product came in a nice hard case with a spectacle pouch, tiny screwdriver, and cleaning cloth. I didn't realize how handy a cleaning cloth was until I received this one! Anytime I get a little smudge on these glasses I clean it right off. I want to keep these glasses in perfect condition because I absolutely adore them! I can honestly say that I had nothing but a good experience when it comes to Firmoo; from the ordering process to customer service, and actual product. I would recommend looking into Firmoo if you need a new pair of glasses or sunglasses. Also, they have a promo where you can get your first pair of glasses half off (if you are a new customer) OR, they have a page of glasses that are free, you just pay for lenses and shipping!

If you are interested in learning more about Firmoo.com, click here!

Thanks for reading!
XO, Kelsey


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**THESE GLASSES WERE SENT TO ME FOR FREE FOR MY CONSIDERATION AND OPTION TO REVIEW. ALL OPINIONS SHARED WERE MY OWN, UNINFLUENCED BY ANY BRAND OR COMPANY.

Maxi Dress Lovin' [Outfit]

Monday, September 29, 2014


Hey y'all. I managed to spare some time recently for a set of outfit pictures (because I am seriously in love with this dress!) After another busy week, I finally got to posting them! I also have a skincare post coming up [using oil products to combat problematic skin] so keep an eye out if you enjoy posts like that. I don't want to write about how busy I have been and make excuses for not posting, because as you know, I write because I want to write. Hopefully everyone understands and continues to read this little bliggity-blawg when I do get my rare chance to post! Anyways, back to this outfit! I scored this striped maxi dress at Target about a month ago...it was on clearance and stole my fashion heart realllll quick. You can't say no to a good deal. After wearing it a couple times, I decided that summer had started to turn to fall and I should try to transition into fall with the dress-hello, definitely not saying goodbye to this gem just because the seasons were changing!  Long story short, this was my attempt at trying to sort of change gears and incorporate a fall item into the outfit. Enter scarf. It may not be a fall color but oh well. I sort of loved the combo so here we are! I hope everyone had an awesome weekend and a good start to their weeks!
Maxi dress: Target (sold out-VERY similar)//  Sandals: Loft (only color left!) // Bracelet: Forever 21 (similar) // Scarf: Old (not sure where it's from! // Clutch: Francescas //
What item do you want to transition into fall with?

Thanks for reading!
XO, Kelsey

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