Things I'm Loving and Random Rambles!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope wherever you are right now, the weather is treating you right! It was such a nice weekend; although today has been nothing but what feels like torrential downpour!  Anyways, I wanted to share a few things I am currently loving lately...I feel like this is so much easier than doing full blown reviews on products-unless you want more details on something, then of course I would love to share all my thoughts with you!

One-Yes To Tomatoes Clear Skin Daily Balancing Moisturizer
This stuff is soooo good for my oily skin! I feel like it really has helped in balancing out all the excess oils, while also keeping my skin hydrated enough that I am not over-producing oil! It also seems to help with taking away some of the redness in my skin. I am almost out of this, so I will definitely be repurchasing it!

Two-My concealer combo for concealing dark circles
A few posts ago I shared my favorite way for hiding my pesky, dark undereye circles. Putting together Maybelline  Instant Age Rewind Eraser Darkspot Treatment Corrector + Maybelline Superstay 24 Hour Concealer was the best thing I could do for my beauty routine-so mych so that I had to blog about it! You can find that post HERE. I think these two products work together so seems like both sort of play off each other, so I don't tend to use them alone very often. I have even got a few friends hooked on this combo, so I won't be straying for this favorite anytime soon!

Three-The end of the semester!
YAYAYAY is all I have to say...oh, and I am a senior in college now. More YAY's ensuing!

Four-Spring and Summer trends
I don't even know where to begin. Basically, if it is involved with either season, I probably love it. I can't wait to have a little extra cash for non-necessities so I can buy some new staples for my wardrobe! If you want to find everything adorable and fabulous in one place, I would suggest checking out Monica's Closet Essentials! Monica is a blogger that I have mentioned many times, and I've loved her blog for basically ever. She doesn't know that I am mentioning her boutique in this post, and I don't know if she will even see this, but trust me-her shop is so worth checking out. Here are a few pieces I love:

So cute! I always have my eyes on items from J.Crew, Madewell, and Express too!

Five-The little things
Today, I called my stepmom to catch up, but my five year old brother answered her cell phone because they were at the store. Sammy, my brother, is ridiculously smart, witty, sarcastic, and adorable for his age. So anyways, I never know what to expect from him. He told me that he was getting the "music for the Frozen movie", aka the soundtrack. Me: "Oh really?! That is so cool Sam! We will have to watch the movie together and sing the so-" Sam: "I'm going to sing you a song from the CD, okay?!" He then proceeded to sing the whole Let It Go song to me...I wish I could have recorded it. It was the most precious thing ever, and he didn't miss a word. I couldn't stop smiling! It's the little things guys!

I am pretty sure I could list a few more things I am loving, but I will just keep the list to a minimum since this post is already getting a little wordy! Besides all that, lately I have been looking forward to starting my co-op job at a local hospital (let's be real here, I am SO nervous too!) It should be an interesting and educating experience, so I am excited to see how it goes. On another note, I have randomly been thinking about putting my nose ring back in. I know, I know, some people hate it and some people love it...I always wore a super tiny stud that was barely noticeable, like ones from the Fresh Trends site; most people didn't even know I had my nose pierced, but I loved having it!
 (Super old picture-but you can see that I liked the tiny diamond studs!)
What do you think? If I do put it back in, I will just have to put in a clear plastic retainer when I am at work. Decisions, decisions! Could this post get anymore random? I am definitely rambling at this point, but I have so much to say! I'll just cut the post short here, so I can relax for the rest of my night! I hope everyone had an amazing weekend and a good start to the week...and-don't forget, cherish the little things!

Thanks for reading!
XO, Kelsey

Exciting News and Chambray Casual Outfit

Exciting news! Yesterday marks the day I officially ended my junior year of college and became a senior! I don't know how time has flown by so quickly-it seems like just yesterday I was moving into a dorm, and then my own apartment, and starting clinical rotations at local hospitals. It is so exciting that I am that much closer to getting my Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing and starting a career I will love! With the semester coming to an end, I have obviously been so absent from this blog, but I am hoping that will change! I have been relying on infrequent outfit posts because they are just so easy to do, but I do have makeup reviews coming your way! Speaking of reviews, what type of reviews do you like? Skincare, hair products, makeup? I would love input! Also, what would you like to see more of on this blog? I'm so interested to know! Before I show my most recent outfit pictures, I want to give a belated birthday shout out to my favorites, my friend Amanda! She turned 21 on Monday! That is such an exciting time! We went for a few margaritas with some other friends, and she continued the night without me as I needed to study for a final...wah wah. Today we are going to go out to dinner with her mom for her birthday and I can't wait! Since exams are over and I am done with classes for the semester, I think that calls for a little extra celebration...I am sure I will be meeting up with friends for some drinks this week! Overall, this week should be pretty awesome!

I know I know...My style is so casual! I like to be comfortable! When you only have classes to go to, exams to study for, and clinical to show up to, there really isn't cause for getting really dressy! I feel like the only thing this look is missing is a cute baseball hat, haha.

Outfit Details: Chambray top: American Eagle // Striped Tee: Hollister, very old // Leggings: Target // Shoes: Vans // Necklace: Forever 21 (similar) //

Thanks for reading!
XO, Kelsey

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To The Max-i

Hey there! I hope everyone had an awesome weekend; tomorrow is officially Wednesday so we are already nearing the weekend again (thank the lord!) Next Tuesday is the last day for me in classes this semester, which means I am about to have a little more free time! I cannot wait! I do start my nursing co-op at a local hospital in May, which means I will be working full time, but I know I will still have a good amount of free time for blogging and other exciting stuff! This past weekend I went back to my hometown; the weather was gorgeous! Fast forward to today and a lot of us waking up to snow. Really?! Snow? I just don't understand. Luckily, the weather for the rest of the week is near the 60's and I won't be complaining! When I was home I had a few pictures taken of one of my outfits. Maxi skirts and dresses have been so on trend in the past year and I was quick to jump on the trend myself. This is what I wore on a gorgeous Spring day!
Details: Skirt: Charlotte Russe // Tank: Forever 21 (old, similar) // Jacket: Blue Asphalt (old, similar) //  Bracelet: Forever 21 (similar) // Necklace: Forever 21 //  Shoes: Not shown; I wore white strappy sandals!

Thanks for reading!
XO, Kelsey

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Leopard Lovin'

Sometime between last weeks post and this weeks post I am pretty sure I must have done a semester worth of homework and studying. These next few weeks my schedule is going to be nothing less than obnoxious and stressful for me-which means it must be nearing the end of the semester (slow clap, yessssss!)If I am lucky I will check off the makeup review on my to-do list for this weekend. No promises though, but hey, that's school working against me! I recently bought a new pair of shoes that I kind of adore, but I wasn't sure how I would wear them/how much I would wear them! Now I am thinking I will definitely be getting a good amount of use out of them this Spring! Plus, they were a good price, and the quality is nice. Can't beat a good shoe deal! :)

Outfit details// Top: Banana Republic // Pants: Kohls, old (similar) // Necklace: Ann Taylor, old // Bangles: Forever 21, old // Shoes: Forever 21, already sold out (similar)//

Who else is ready for Spring to be here for good? No more pop-up snow storms!

Thanks for reading,
XO, Kelsey

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