One of my favorite ways to stay cool in the California heat is to go to an indoor mall and walk around, maybe buy a few things, but mostly window shop. In between all that strolling around in the nice air conditioned space, I’ll get a pretzel. Hence, the shots in this summer lookbook video of me eating a pretzel and laughing like a big dork.
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Hi guys, welcome back to my blog! I’ve been focused on YouTube and the rest of my life but I wanted to stop in. Happy doughnut day, by the way.
In the time I’ve been away from this blog, I posted three new videos to my YouTube channel, including an everyday makeup routine which you can see below.
If there’s anything you would like to see on my channel feel free to let me know. I’ll be back to posting more recipes and photos on here soon.
P.S. I realize it wasn’t too long ago that I showed a makeup routine as a blog post on this site, but I hadn’t made a video. The blog post is more about the products. The video shows the process.
I published my second video on YouTube a few days ago, so go ahead and take a look. It’s a little embarrassing and low quality. It was fun to make though. I did it all by myself and just filmed on my laptop. No fancy set up yet, but I’m figuring out how to be a better one man band.
I’m sharing my favorite beauty products as of late, which includes skin care, makeup, and a few other things.
I thought I would share makeup routine with you guys because I love seeing other ones online. I keep my makeup fairly simple and don’t even wear makeup every day. But when I do, I tend to use the same types of products, no matter the brand.
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Paul and I spent this Easter Sunday in our home city of Santa Monica. It was a nice, relaxing day.
I made buttermilk waffles in the morning with our new waffle maker. I sort of combined this recipe from King Arthur Flour with this recipe from Betty Crocker. We topped them off with fresh whipped cream made the day before and some strawberries.
After washing an overflowing sink of dishes (I had been putting them off), I talked to my mom on the phone for a while and then we took a walk along the beach. When we came back, we made dinner out of leftovers. That’s always a good thing because it means no cooking, just reheating.
Now it’s a little past 5 pm and I’m watching Charmed before heading to work a closing shift with the memories of a lovely day.
Have you heard of the idea of a capsule wardrobe?
I think I first heard about the idea from the Jess Lively podcast, specifically the second time she had Caroline Rector of the blog Unfancy on. I’ve also watched all of the videos that Ana of VivianaDoesMakeup has done on her capsule wardrobe. I actually found out about her and her YouTube channel from Jess Lively too.
Basically, you pick out a select amount of your clothing and shoes to wear for one season. It’s a mini wardrobe made up of versatile pieces that you love to wear. That way, you can create a lot of outfits out of a few pieces without feeling sick of them or stuck.
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Pretty much every day, I’ll watch a YouTube video or like 10. After literally years of thinking about putting up videos, I finally did!
In my first video, I’m sharing what’s in my purse and what’s in my backpack.
I use the same pink cross body bag from H&M every day. I got it on Black Friday two years ago, so it’s no longer on the H&M website, but you can find similar options here and here.
I have become so used to it. I’ll switch purses if say I want to bring my camera in a purse and I need a bigger bag for that. If I’m going on an interview or somewhere where I want to look extra nice, I’ll use a tan purse that’s at least twice the size.
My backpack is the gray and tan Heritage Mid Volume backpack from Herschel. I didn’t mention this in the video, but what I especially like about this backpack is that it has a laptop sleeve.
I’ve never blogged about what’s in my bag before, even though it’s a very common thing for bloggers and vloggers. I actually took pictures to do a post on this a while ago, but deleted them.
Any way, I hope you get a kick out of me being a big goofball as I talk about my stuff and that this video makes you smile.
Once every season or less, I decide to do an outfit post. Today just so happens to be that day. I’ve been wanting to share this outfit because it makes me feel relaxed but put together at the same time.
My boyfriend Paul and I were wearing very similar version of this outfit on a recent trip to Trader Joes. When we were on different aisles, I kept seeing plaid shirts out of the corner of my eye and thinking for a second that it was him, but it would just be some other shopper.
Maybe I’m wrong, but this feels like such a California outfit. It’s easy to throw a button up shirt on over a tee shirt and take it on or off depending on the weather. These days it’s raining one day and in the high 80s the next around Los Angeles so versatility is key.
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