This week Nikki Reed wore an effortlessly perfect outfit to the Hollywood Denim Party. We spotted this look filling the #1 spot on BuzzFeed's Fab or Drab page and we couldn't agree more that it is 100% fabulous.
This never-ending heat is getting to me, I think it might be melting my brain! My go-to refresher has been frozen watermelon! I have never been a huge watermelon fan (go ahead, be mad at me), but this perfect refreshing snack is a huge exception.
My friend Acacia showed me this oh-so-simple sweet treat and I cannot thank her enough. I have the tendency to over-indulge on ice cream or frozen yogurt or even a popsicle, but this is a guiltless refresher. Trust me, it is delicious and you should try it.
I have been using mini seedless watermelons all summer, but this heat wave called for a full size melon. I use half of a watermelon at a time, wrap the unused half in plastic wrap and keep it in the refrigerator.
Slice your watermelon into triangle wedges by taking the half of the watermelon, cutting it in half again, cut that quarter into slices and either cut them right down the middle, or lay the slices flat and cut into thirds.
If you have never cut a watermelon before don't worry, it is easier than it looks. Just make sure your knife is sharp, a dull knife is so dangerous. Since watermelons are round you can make sure your knife won't slip off when cutting by inserting the point of your knife first, then sliding the whole blade in.
Put your watermelon into a bowl or place them on a plate. Try not to stack the slices right on top of each other or they may be hard to pull apart.
If you want to get fancy, you can put a popsicle stick into the rind before freezing so they look like little popsicles, but it is totally not necessary because the rind is the perfect handle.
Place watermelon in the freezer and check back in an hour or so, depending on how thick your slices are. When the watermelon slices show a light dusting of ice on them they will be the perfect frozen treat that is ready to eat.
Frozen Watermelon is great no matter how solid it is, but the more freeze time you give it the less it will be like a popsicle, the more it will be like an ice-cube. If you check on them and they are too frozen for you, that is OK, just pull the slices out and let them thaw for a couple minutes. They will be ready in no time.
I bought "Baby Lips- Peach Kiss". It is moisturizing and has fun colors, it's a win-win.
Its the perfect everyday lip color, that literally goes with anything!
Forever 21 nail polish cost less then any other polish and dries faster!
This has been a life saver, especially when I forget to do my nails before work.
It takes me literally a few minutes to apply and dry!
I am in love with the "light grey" color which doubles for a fall color.
Forever 21: $2.90
This summer I was introduced to Steller, my new favorite app. It has somehow found a way to combine what I love about Instagram, Pinterest and blogs all in one. You can share your own adventures, projects and pictures while browsing others. Each post is called a "story" and had multiple pages of pictures, words and video. It is stunning, simple and fabulous! We have each been posting on it recently and have plans for more to come. See you on Steller!
App Store: Free!
Let talk about the coolest thing in the entire world-- "Roomba"! This summer my brother decided he was going to make a little investment for our apartment, and let me tell you it has been my favorite thing to ever enter into our little home!
It's the iRobot Roomba vacuum. It has saved me so much time and makes the entire down stairs of our apartment seem so much cleaner! She (We always refer to "it" as a female for some reason) has an alarm built into her that goes off at the same time every day. She also has a built in sensor that helps her avoid any furniture or the stairs. She just goes and cleans her little heart out! Our apartment always feels a little bit cleaner and more put together. I do not know how we lived with out it.
We spent our four hour drive playing every embarrassing song on our iPods, reading funny stories out loud and enjoying the ever changing scenery around us.
Santa Barbara itself was darling, as we walked back to our car in the morning fog there were groups of people gathered in corners of the parking structure and building doorways practicing classical music pieces on stringed instruments. If I wasn't drinking coffee, I would have thought I was dreaming.
See it on Steller:
Lorac Pro Pallette 2 . All the tones I used for the eyeshadow were from this pallete. It even came with the eye primer I used.
$42 Lorac Pro Palette
My favorite ever, go-to mascara... Full 'N Soft by Maybelline is cheap and of so gorgeous. It lives up to it's name and compliments this Mila look perfectly.
$7.99 Full 'N Soft by Maybelline
This Sleek all in one face pallet is all anyone needs when it comes to bronzer, highlighter, and blush. It comes in a array of different shades. Its great for everyday use and a dream for traveling.
$15.00 Sleek Face Form Pallet
This pretty, nude, Revlon lipstick suits lots of skin tones and has a nice shimmer that is not too overpowering and makes lips look full and kissable!
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick $4.99
A super cheap eyebrow duo that comes with a powder and gel by E.L.F. I only use the powder, its great and nothing can beat this price!
$3.00 Elf Studio Eyebrow Kit
Black eyeliners are everywhere and there are literally hundreds to choose from, but if I could recommend one to you it would have to be the 24/7 eyeliners from Urban Decay.
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil $20
Any eyelash curler will do. I used this beautiful Hot Pink lash curler from Sephora . Curling your eyelashes is key in this Mila Kunis look.
$17 Sephora Collection Eyelash Curler
A Spoolie is a great tool to manage and control eyebrows at Crown Brush. They are so affordable and great for looking groomed.
Pro Spoolie only $1.72
Essential Brush Kit $159.00