You Beauty Queen, You

You Beauty Queen, You

Hey there,

Happy Wednesday (I think.. it is Wednesday, right?) Honestly I have no idea anymore, but happy day of the week.. whichever one it may be. 🙂 Hopefully you have taken the time in the past few days to compile a list of things that aren’t all so bad during this uncertain time. Remember, I assigned it as a homework in the last post? It’s cool if you didn’t do it, just know that it’s chalking up to a zero in my book. 😉 Most definitely kidding there. I have no sense of what day it is, let alone a grading system to keep track of.

Whether you made the list or not, I am here to tell you that there are more things to be super stoked about. And that thing, my dear friends, is the spring sale at Sephora. You read that right, it is time to save dat money (while also spending it, but we don’t talk about that) I know right now isn’t exactly the most popular time to spend money or get yourself all done up to plant yourself at home, but hear me out here… these may just be a few products you NEED. The word ‘need’ is a relative term here and may be an over-exaggeration, but it’s my blog.. let me write it how I want to. 🙂

So essentially the way the sale works is that you save money – I know, I was shocked too 😉 But really, Rouge members save 20%, VIB members save 15%, and insiders save 10%. Now if you don’t already have an account, you can sign up to be an insider now at no cost to ya (besides the money you spend on the products. I will not be held accountable for your actions!) The sale has already started for Rouge and VIB members, and starts tomorrow for those of you late bloomers that are just starting off as insiders! The code for the discount is ‘SPRINGSAVE’ and just has to be entered at checkout.

Quick intermission for some video and photo evidence of when my dear brother did my makeup since I haven’t taken a whole bunch of photos lately, and it seems like a good time to expose myself while showing off his artistic talent. Beware.

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My apologies to your eyes for those. I promise that buying these products and the correct usage of them will not result in anything close to the looks done by Jusibear boo boo pie.

Now, with you all in mind, I have compiled my picks into three separate categories in which you can browse (and maybe even purchase) at your own convenience. Happy shopping!! Disclaimer: I tried not to include anything that has already sold out, but my deepest condolences if you do come across an item that is gone with the wind.

  1. Need you now – these babies are tried and true or near and dear to my heart, and I absolutely cannot live a day without them.
  2. I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it (and would reorder, but probably can’t count them as necessities) – I’ve bought these a few times and really love these fellas too.
  3. Rich b*tch status – no, these items are not all expensive, but I’m broke and have to make tough choices about which items to purchase. Buuuuuutttt these are the things that if I was a rich girl, see I’d have all of the money in the world (and not have to pick & choose, therefore I would also buy all of these things)

If you picked up on the fact that all of those categories were loosely based off song lyrics and began singing in your head, thank you, you are my people. <3 Anyway, I hope you get to shopping and pick up some good good at one of the best sales of the year!!

Xo, Ciera

Let your hair down and live a little

Let your hair down and live a little

Hey hi whatcha doin,

Haps Thursday my pretties! One day closer to the weekend and actually getting a decent amount of sleep compared to the nightly 4-5 hours during the week. Huzzah! I cannot even tell you the amount of times I have yawned within the last 48 hours. I don’t even notice it anymore.. one second I am fully awake and then the next my mouth is wide open, one eye is closed, and I look like I’m waiting for someone to throw a gummy bear in my mouth while also closing my eye after squeezing lemon juice in it.. I just can’t win. If that didn’t paint a pretty picture of my yawning behavior, I don’t know what will.

But anywhoooo, for all of those wondering.. my hair is pink. And not like a 7th grade emo vibe with bangs all the way across my face and me saying ‘rawr :D’ a lot, but instead like a cute little rose gold pinkish tint. I am sure my pink hair means nothing to most of you, but the temporary tint on my hair is a segway into me telling you that it is time to change up your boring hair routine. I also get stuck in a hair rut once in awhile when my hair has the same curl going for 4 days or so (may also be because I don’t wash my hair very often, but don’t judge me). Ya know that week when your hair looks like it hasn’t seen a shower, blowdry or other heat tool in ages? Well I am here to help you out and give your hair a little pizazz.

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The best part about hair is that it grows back. I am going to say that one more time for those in the back, front, and middle that chose not to listen.. HAIR GROWS BACK. I really am the least attached to my hair when it comes to getting beautified. I mean in physical terms, yes my hair is very attached to me, but metaphorically I could do anything to it and remember that I can try again next time. You could dye your hair dark brown, hate it, (wait a safe 6-8 weeks to not fry it off) and add in some highlights to get you on your way back to blonde. You could chop off 12 inches and hate it the next day, but the good news is that extensions are a thing or crazy concept here… HAIR GROWS BACK. Anyway, our hair deserves some tender love and affection and a little bit of newness if I do say so myself, so here I am with my hair favorites to spice up your hair life. 🙂

  1. Plastic twirly twirl hairties – clearly not the technical term, but Invisibobble hairties have saved my gosh dang life. They don’t leave creases in your hair and I loveeee that you cant see them when up in a bun. Disclaimer: they are like all other objects you put in your hair, if you aggressively pull them out they will rip your hair.. that’s user error. 🙂 Also, they do stretch pretty quick but last forever. 
  2. Kristen Ess Rose Gold Tint – this is the stuff that is in my hair to make it pink. Ya know when you just have those days where you feel like you want a quick changeup that won’t haunt you for the rest of your life? Try this stuff out for a fun pastel look. Disclaimer: it does turn your bathtub pink, but there ain’t nothing a magic eraser can’t clean up.                                                                     
  3. Hair accessories – I am pretty sure I have mentioned these about 68392 times in the past month or so, but I guess I am really passionate about hair accesorization. There is nothing easier than throwing on a bandana as a headband or adding a bow to pretty pretty braid.                                                                        
  4. Hair masks – Do NOT overlook a conditioning treatment for your hair. Just living in this cruel world is harsh on your hair, so you need to give it the love it deserves. Split ends will never be in style, so take care of em now!                      
  5. Trim your gosh dang hair – this isn’t a product, just a suggestion.. I also used to be that person that went in and asked for 0.005 millimeters to be trimmed and was very upset when it looked closer to 0.006 mm gone. Freshly cut hair is healthy hair, so take off an inch or so and your hair will thank you.

That was a lot of hair talk, and even the word ‘hair’ now doesn’t seem like a real word.. but it is, and it’s also a real thing so take care of it! Until next time!

Xo, Ciera

Rollin it all into one

Rollin it all into one

Heya hiya how ya doin,

It is Friday my dudes and I could not be more excited that this week has come to an end. I am a super nerd, but I love when the weekend comes so I can listen to a conversation that doesn’t involve the functions of the thalamus and best practices of X Ray Crystallography.. but never forget, science rules. Anyway, on that topic.. very exciting news – ya girl is 99.999% graduating next semester! Legit wasn’t sure this day was ever coming but thank you Jesus that it finally did. I even sprinted to my car, fully winded and all after this big revelation. 🙂

But today’s post isn’t really about me, it’s about you.. my forever boo thangs always supporting me. And to be more specific this post is about my fashion, lifestyle, and fitness posts wrapped into one to get ‘er done. So really this post is about me, who am I kidding? I kinda sorta missed the Wednesday favorites this week (no surprise there), so I am going to give people what they want and make this post an extra long favorites one to hold you over till the next one! Sit back and enjoy the posts hunniesssss. <3

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  1. James Michelle Jewelry – so I am not too much of a jewelry gal, but a super cute ring reallyyyyyy gets me. I feel like an edgy girl that studies witchcraft or something when I am all ring-ed up, but in such a gosh dang good way! Photo-Aug-18-3-42-04-PM-1_900x.jpg
  2. Trader Joe’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups – These things are DANGEROUS. It is almost impossible to eat the entire box in one sitting because they are that good. Heaven in a small package.
  3. Functional training – so there’s workouts that build muscle and then there are ones that tone muscle and build a stronger core. The latter of the two helps you in everyday tasks to get be a better, more well-rounded person. Try slow and controlled movements using a bosu ball or glider once or twice a week!
  4. Essie Fall collection – my nails give me a headache on a weekly basis because I either take 3 hours to paint them only to have them get smudged in my sleep, or I paint em in two minutes and they stay on for weeks! This new collection of colors are fun fall shades like olive, navy, and burnt oranges. They look super badass with a layer of matte top coat over them too.                                       
  5. Black leopard Adidas – these shoes make me question every decision I have ever made in my life because I think they say ‘Ciera Farley’ even more standing in front of you in the flesh. Size down a half a size! Also plus – you don’t even have to know how to tie your shoes. 😉                                                                                  
  6. Every single gosh dang fall scent at Bath & Body Works – 3 wick candles may be my obsession during the fall & winter months and I ain’t even mad about it. Pro tip: Bath & Body Works has a special every weekend on the candles from now until Christmas, so don’t you dare pay full price for those babies!

Welp I guess that wasn’t as long as I would have imagined.. but ya know, double the favorites = double the fun this week?? I may have a post up tomorrow with a full Sunriver recap so stay tuned. K lots of love.

Xo, Ciera