Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fall Playlist

As the weather gets colder I spend a lot more time lounging around my house browsing Pinterest or doing homework. I'd say a solid 75% of the time I have my Spotify playing with my current playlist. While I will admit that I have already starting creating my Christmas playlist, (I know, I know, it's not even Thanksgiving yet) I do have a fall playlist which is what you can find me listening to on my ways to and from school and while working on homework in the evenings. 
xoxo,

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Moscato & Monograms

Before I get into this post, a very big THANK YOU to Moscato & Monograms for generously sending me a few of their products to share with y'all! 

I've been on the lookout for a fun blanket scarf for a few years now so you can imagine my excitement when I opened my package from Moscato & Monograms and saw this gorgeous blanket scarf! I was even more ecstatic to see this ADORABLE navy monogrammed purse (& a darling navy beanie that you'll be seeing once I begin my holiday posts!)

Moscato & Monograms is my go-to company when I'm in need of a cute, high-quality personalized gift for my friends and family. I already know I'll be gifting some Moscato & Monograms this holiday season!











xoxo,

Monday, November 14, 2016

My Skin Care Routine

Breakouts are easily one of the most frustrating and annoying things. One major cause of breakouts is stress and being a senior in high school has a lot of stress that comes along with it. Before I really began to implement a consistent skin care routine, there were nights when I had SO much work to do that I would simply skip over washing my face and rather just use a makeup remover wipe to remove my makeup and leave it at that. Not only was stress causing my breakouts, it was also causing me to forget the importance of a consistent skin care routine.

Once I developed a daily skin care routine, I noticed that my complexion was so much clearer. Yes, I still experience small breakouts every once in a while but they never last for more than two days because I'm so adamant about sticking to my routine.

Along with keeping a consistent skin care routine, I've also been trying to be more aware of the food I'm eating and the amount of water I'm drinking. I mentioned in my latest Friday Favorites post that I've been drinking a lot of lemon water recently. Water does wonders for your complexion and personally, I'm more likely to drink water if there's lemon it in because I love the taste.

face wash // face moisturizer

Every morning immediately after waking up I head over to my bathroom where I wash my face using the soap shown in the photo above. After I wash my face I pat my face dry with a towel and then apply the moisturizer shown in the photo above.  Then at the end of the day I'll remove my makeup with a makeup remover wipe and then wash my face again with the soap shown in the picture above. 

The soap & moisturizer I use are formulated for acne-prone & oily skin. I always worry that moisturizers will just make my skin appear even more oily but this one doesn't! Added bonus that it has SPF 30! 


xoxo,

Friday, November 11, 2016

Friday Favorites

Long time, no Friday Favorites post! It finally looks like the fall weather is here to stay & I'm super excited to finally get to bring out all of my boots & vests! Surprisingly, this week at school was actually very low-stress (shocking, right?). Perhaps it was because we had Tuesday off for Election Day since my school is a polling site or because I only had two major tests and one presentation to give this week. Whatever it was that resulted in this low-stress week, the stressed out senior that I am is thanking it. 

|Flannels|
I wore this flannel from Old Navy this past weekend when we went out to take our Christmas card photo for this year. Not only are the colors in the flannel beautiful but the shirt is so soft and can be styled so many different ways!

|Lorac Pro 3 Eyeshadow Palette|
I picked up this eyeshadow palette from Ulta last weekend & oh my goodness am I obsessed with it! The colors are gorgeous neutrals and the palette includes 8 matte shadows and 8 shimmery shadows. I'm not one to go for a bold eye so this palette and the simple neutrals are perfect for me!


|Heels|
If you follow me on Instagram (@northprepster) then you've probably seen me post a few photos of these heels. I wore these black heels to my senior homecoming and they were so comfortable that I didn't even have to take my shoes off at the dance! I know I'm going to get so much wear out of these, especially this holiday season!

|Lemon Water|
Recently I've been putting a few slices of lemon into my water bottle before leaving for school and I find that I'm drinking a lot more water than usual. Not only is it good for your complexion but it also adds a hint of flavor to the water so if you aren't a huge fan of water like I am, maybe adding a few lemon slices may help! 

xoxo,