Thursday, April 24, 2014

Coachella 2014 Recap!♡

So I had the wonderful experience of going to the second weekend of Coachella 2014 last week and I'm already feeling nostalgic of the atmosphere and wonderful food! If you don't know what Coachella is, it's a music festival in Indio, California that features many famous bands and also the not so famous. There are multiple genres being represented and it's a great chance to listen to some bands you've never heard of! 

 This is my day one outfit, I didn't really take many outfit pictures ): I was too caught up in how HOT it was! My wonderful boyfriend is featured, isn't he cute?

The flower crown on my head was made with my very own blood, sweat, tears, and a hot glue gun(:

 Here's my day one makeup and hair.

 Take a moment to look at the roasted corn and coconut. Let me tell you that Coachella corn is the best there is. It was so delicious I kept going back for more. I miss it so much ):

 I don't know who the guy is, but there was a giant astronaut that would drive around (VERY slowly I might add) and he was super duper cool because his fingers would move and you could have your face projected onto his helmet. I'm pretty mad at him though, because when he would show up you'd have to get out of your "seat" and move and wait for him to roll away. -.-

Here's the La Grande Wheel. It is "the largest mobile wheel in North America" meaning they can drag it around, not that the wheel detaches and rolls around squishing people, that would be bad. 
 And of course the view from the top!

It was great, the weather was a bit more extreme than I'm used to but I  adjusted. I would love to go again but next year my boyfriend and I are gonna try to make it to lollapalooza, another music festival in Chicago(: I'm still not recovered from the trip though, the twelve hour drive drained me and I wish I could sleep for ten days straight ):

Monday, March 31, 2014

♡REVIEW♡: Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream

I'm excited to review my first sponsored product, but of course I must announce one thing;

*Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by Studio Gear but only to provide both them and you with a 110% completely honest review. I would never lie about a product, I'm too harsh. I thank Studio Gear for the opportunity and hope you find this review helpful*

Okay, now on to the fun stuff. Thanks to BrandBacker and Studio Gear I was able to receive the SG Hydrating CC Cream (found here). Normally this product is $34, but luckily they gave me a 10% off code to share with my lovely followers, bloggercc. 
My first impression of the product was pretty much "this so isn't going to match me!" It looked crazy white and I couldn't figure out why my shade was called "natural", but silly me didn't read the back which clearly stated that there were encapsulated pigments. Once I finally blended it out on my hand I did see that it was more of a natural color. As a CC cream, it is supposed to be a color correcting cream, something that I feel like my face really needs. I went ahead and applied the product onto my face and I did see that my skin looked more of a natural color. I was completely barefaced before so I immediately felt the hydration, also something my face really needed. I'm assuming CC cream is a bit like BB creams, in the sense that it's not full coverage but more of a light coverage. While I do look natural I still see a bit of my imperfections, but prefer this over being barefaced. I apologize for not having a 'before' picture, I was just really excited to try this baby out! 

All in all, I believe this product is perfect for when you don't feel comfortable going out with a naked face, but don't feel like caking on your makeup. I'm sure I'll love this product over my normal foundation for when the weather starts to get blistering hot, especially with its SPF 20. I truly do love how hydrating it is, and this product is making its home in my makeup bag!

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Do not fear change.

With a new season comes a new hairstyle. I would love to be as daring as many other people and chop my hair off, but I've been growing out this mane for a reason! And of course, I love having blue-black hair so that's not going anywhere anytime soon. I haven't had straight bangs since freshman year!(four years ago). Coachella is a month away, maybe I'll dye it another color? I hate to have my skin limit me, but I really can't see myself looking good with any other hair color, sigh.

Along with my hair I've had other changes in my life, the main one being that I got into my first car accident this month. It wasn't anything too serious, I was hit from behind by a van that was also hit from behind. The damage to my poor 2007 Toyota Corolla wasn't even anything severe but it was enough to total my car, forcing my mom to shop for a new one. After a week of appointments -doctors, dentist, insurance peeps, car dealers- I ended up with the greatest car ever, a 2011 Volkswagon Jetta! I really do love my new car, I've named HER Jenny, but have the habit of calling her simply "The Jetta". I do miss my Korin, (my Corolla), she was a good car and we went everywhere together, but she wouldn't want me to refrain from driving all because of a broken heart. Can you tell I'm easily attached to things? I myself didn't have much damage, just some soft tissue damage, a little whiplash, and muscle spasms. Nothing serious, but enough to get me physical therapy and wimpy muscle relaxers.

I've spent and am spending this month prepping for Coachella, I used a bit of the money from the pain and suffering part of my settlement to fund my shopping needs once I'm actually in Cali, and I have my outfits all sorted! I'll go into that soon, I'm really excited to share with you though!

Till next time, Gabi.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

So Exciting!

I don't know if it's because it's the beginning of spring, if it's because forever 21 is now stocked in floral prints, or because it's my birth-month...but I love March! Well, it's most likely the ladder. This year I'm more excited about my birthday than I've ever been because, I'm turning eighteen! Save the date because it's the 29th (: I don't know what my plans will be on that day, but it's a Saturday so that gives me countless opportunities. 

But the fact that it's March also reminds me that Coachella is just around the corner and I haven't even saved any money )': nor do I have that fancy Canon Rebel T3i that I desperately want, but my friend is letting me borrow hers so there's that. I haven't even gone shopping for the necessary hippie-esque clothing (Vanessa Hudgens is my Coachella inspo). Gee, time flies. Even though it's my birth-month I did not lose sight of the frugal person I am, I'm looking forward to my free Sephora beauty insider gift and I've signed up for plenty of birthday freebies.

I have so much I want to rant on but I'll save it for another post. Do you guys know what a Marimo is? Well if you don't don't worry, I'll write a post on it soon!

Also, MessyBunsUndone finally reached 50 followers on bloglovin! Thanks guys!♡

What's your favorite thing about spring/March?