Monthly Favorites: April

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Gap ripped sweatshirt. Yeah, I wore this a ton in April! I just love the ripped neckline. Can’t get enough of it! And it’s so comfy/cozy! My kind of sweatshirt!
Benefit cosmetics Roller Lash. Guys, I never thought I’d like this mascara. I tried it once, and said I didn’t like it. (I know my friend Kristen from Hunnybee beauty is shaking her head right now, I’m sure! As she loves this mascara…) However, I love this mascara. To me it’s an everyday mascara. And it’s super wearable! Without fall out and it’s super lengthening!
Bite Beauty lipstick in Gingersnap. This lipstick. Ugh. It’s beautiful on my lips. I’m more of a coral/orange lip girl anyway, and I just love this shade. It’s so Gorgeous!
Paper 53 Stylus and app. This app is amazing. My sister actually got me the stylus a year & a half ago for Christmas. I never really got into the app, therefore I never used the stylus, but y’all, this combo is amazing! I’ve used it this past month for clothing ideas and jewelry designs. It’s awesome! I so hope that they make it Android compatible soon!
Perfect Formula pink gel coat. This nail coat is a nail strengthening polish annnnd I LOVE it! I can already tell a difference. My nails are growing and they aren’t in a fragile state. Totally worth the money!
Sexapeel. This. Stuff. Is. Amazeballs. It makes my skin sooooo incredibly SOFT! It’s an exfoliator that you just squirt into your hands and rub on your face, and it sloughs off ALL the dead skin within seconds! You need to try it!
Biofreeze. This is life changing! I use it whenever my shoulders are hurting and it gives an amazing cooling/numbing sensation, that just makes your ache less achy and its great in the summer, as it cools you down!
Instant Pot. And this is life changing to cooking. I can make dinner in 30 min time. That’s including prep + cooking time!!!  Pressure cooking is wonderful! Everybody needs one in their life!
Saving Hope. This is a TV show on ion TV. And I really enjoy watching it. It has Smallville’s Lois Lane actress as a lead role, and I really like her in this show. It’s worth watching!
Steven Furtick. And last but certainly not least, Pastor Steven Furtick. He’s an awesome preacher. He has revolutionized my walk with God. I watch his past sermons on YouTube any chance I get, especially when doing my make-up! Love He & Holly! (his wife)

I hope you get to try a few of these products and people! Because, I wouldn’t be sharing them if I didn’t love them! Enjoy!

Monthly Favorites: March

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FASHION
LiveFashionAble ‘Tadesse’ Bucket Bag. This bag as been a catch all bag for me this month. It seems small, but once you start packing, it just holds so much! Plus, I really like the black color!

JEWELRY
Madewell Hoop earrings (similar).
I’ve had these for 4+ years and I just recently started wearing them again! I wuv them!!! I’ve always love the way hoop earrings look. They’re such a classic!

BEAUTY
Essie ‘Master Plan‘ nail polish.
I adore this nail polish. I wear it when I want a neutral color on and this does the trick! Wore it for a photoshoot this month, and it was wonderful.
L’oreal ‘butterfly kisses‘ nail polish. This is the best spring time nail color. I wore it for Easter, and I couldn’t have been happier! I currently have it on my tootsies : )
Revlon Ultra HD matte lip color ‘flirtation. I feel as if I’ve talked so much about this lip color, but i can’t help it. I reallu enjoy wearing it!
Marc Jacobs Fineliner ultra skinny gel eye crayon. This stuff is uhhh-mazing!!! I think it’s for your tightline, but I’m not totally sure. I just know it’s incredible and the staying power is worth mentioning.
Herban Cowboy ‘Dusk‘ Cologne. I love a good mainly scented cologne that i can pair with florally scents, that normally wear by itself. I constantly get asked what perfume I have on!
Nest ‘Indigo‘ perfume. And this just so happens to be the florally scent. But paired together with DUSK, it’s amazing!

FOOD
Organic Strawberries
Chia seeds
Late July Sriracha Fresca Tortilla chips. These chips are amazing! I feel as if I’m eating doritos, just minus the GMOs and gluten. I wish I could buy a boat load of them!
Allegro blended espresso. I only tried it once, but I’m fairly sure, I will be ordering again. It’s from Wholefoods at the coffee bar, you can choose whatever milk you want(I chose half & half), and I added mocha syrup in it aswell.
Sonic Ice Tea. I live in the south, ice tea is a must! And with sonic ice, it just makes tea better!

MEDIA
• ‘Medicine‘ – A dance film. Ugh, the choreography is amazing in this video. You need to watch. It’s so beautiful, if only I could dance like this! 😍😍😍
The TV show Ed. This show is not to be confused with Mister Ed. This has Elizabeth Banks and Tom Cavenaugh as the main characters. A lot like the Gilmore girls humor.
Gilmore Girls reruns. I love Gilmore girls! I’ve been watching from start to finish on the UP channel. And i am thoroughly enjoying it.

Tell me, what were some of your favorites from March?!

Monthly Favorites: February

My all time February favorite was my birthday… Always! Even if I had to turn another year older!

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Brooklyn Street Style book. I’m loving this book! I haven’t finished it, but I love all the color in it.
Real Techniques 301 contour brush. I really like this brush, first it’s rose gold, second, It works really well!
Marc Jacobs Highliner. This liner is at it’s blackest black, perfect for smudging out.
Marc Jacobs Velvet Nior mascara. You probably know how much I love this mascara with this post, but yes, just YES! MY FAVORITE!
• DIY make-up remover wipes. These take off all of my makeup, they’re healthy, and super easy to make! (Recipe will be posted on Friday!)
Marvis cinnamon mint Toothpaste. For a non fluoride toothpaste, this one is amazeballs. It leaves my teeth so clean. I love using it.
Bite Beauty ‘blood orange’ lip pencil. I’ve been in a nude lip funk for the last few months, until receiving this. It’s the  perfect orange lip you’d ever want to have!

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{Marc Jacobs ‘Blacquer’ high liner
Bite beauty ‘Blood Orange’ matte créme lip crayon}

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Great Value Gluten Free Pretzels. These are some of the best pretzels I’ve had. Not only are the gluten free but also grain free!
Siggi’s 4% yogurt. This yogurt is amazing!!! So smooth, cream and delicious! You can’t go wrong with it!
Against the grain gourmet Bagels. These are the BEST GF bagels. If you haven’t tried them, you need to!

Music
‘Good good Father’ by Chris Tomlin. Best worship song right now!
Sia ‘this is acting’ album.
Um, I like every song besides the last one on the album. It’s a pretty rad album.

What were your favorites this month?
Xoxo, Ryn

Monthly Faves: January

Another month has gone by… January was a great month filled with really great things and people! This month I was able to go to Austin! To relax and see some of my beautiful friends! Oh, how I love them!

How was your Month? Tell me in the comments!

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Kirkland(Costco) Black Sheepskin boots. These were great for the cold days in January… They kept my feet super warm! Which I loved, as I do love my tootsies being warm!

Madewell 1937 Transport tote. I’m absolutely in love with this bag. I’m totally smitten. I just feel super cute in all my clothes because of this bag. Whether I’m in a sweat shirt or a white button down. I just love it.

Sejour Striped Duster length Sweater (similar). This sweater has been on repeat in January and it will probably be on repeat in February too. I love to throw it on with a vneck tee and boyfriend jeans or skinny jeans. It gives off a cool girl vibe.

Five book(Where will you be in five years from today?). This book makes you think… But in a fun way. You fill out certain questions/fill in the blank areas they ask, like, what will you do with your talents? It’s laid out in a fantastic way.

Bite Beauty duo Latte/Cortado. I love both colors. But I think I wear latte more. It’s my perfect nude color.

Tarte ’embellish’ blush. I’ve never been a big blusher person. But I received three blushes during Christmas and I like all of them, but I really ‘Embellish’ as it’s a mauve-y wearable shade.

LaVanila Vanilla Snowberry deodorant. This Deo smells so GOOD! It makes me smell so good too. And all day too, definitely the best “healthy” deodorant.

Emjoi foot scruffer. This scruffer is great. It’s battery operated. And makes my feet so smooth. But I need to do it every other day, as my skin builds up skin to scruff sooner than anticipated.

Quay sunglasses. These Sunglasses are just fun! I love wearing them. They just make life more fun.

Old Navy flannel PJs. Best money I ever spent! These pants are so comfy. They are the first thing I change into when I get home from babysitting my niece or running errands. Plus they’re so cute too!

Activated Charcoal.
I use half a capsule on my toothbrush with hydrogen peroxide to whiten my teeth. If I had done a before/after photo, I would probably be amazed too. But this process makes my teeth squeaky clean. Amazing!

Send my love (to your new lover) by Adele. I’ve been listening pretty much nonstop. I love it! Go Adele!

See ya next month with monthly favorites!
-Ryn

Monthly Faves: December

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Sam Edelman petty boots in taupe. I wore these constantly in December. They go with everything and they’re incredibly comfortable.
Washi tape. Washi tape is THE best! I love using to hang stuff on the wall, wrap presents with, use on hand written letters etc. It just gives a quirky twist to everything!
J.crew leopard slip on sneakers. I think I told you, but these are from Canada. And I think I paid around $20 for them. Such a steal. But a great pair of shoes that I can pair with anything.
Eileen Fisher sweater. This actually my mama’s. And I steal(I mean borrow) it anytime I can. Its so soft & so flattering.
Dried Mandarin oranges. This are amazing! If you’ve never tried these jewels, you are missing out. Pro: they’re a healthier snack being made with fruit. Con: it’s coated with sugar. But still so tasty.
Skinn 6x lip balm in mango. This is the MOST moisturizing lip balm ever! It’s amazing!
BareMinerals eyeliner brush. This brush is an essential to my eyeliner applying life. I’m not fully committed to a winged out liner, but the smooth line you make from corner to corner is used by this brush. It’s so great!
Butter London ‘champers’ nail lacquer. This is the perfect rose gold shade. If you’re into rose gold like I am. This shade is for you. I’m not one to polish my nails the same color back to back. But I kid you not, I used this stuff consecutively 4 times. It’s lovely.
Metallic drawing pencils. For grown up coloring. These are amazing, as I do love metallic pretty much anything!
Tokyomilk dark bulletproof °45 perfume. This is an amazing scent. I constantly reach for it. And I smell so good all day long. It is a dark musky smell, so be forewarned…

Music
Hello by Adele. Obviously. I wuv it.
Pentatonix Christmas album. I had already decided I wouldn’t like this album. But I was in a friends car and she had this on and I was hooked. Amazing Christmas album!

Foodie
Limoncello Panatoni. Most of the time I choose any other flavor besides lemon. But on a whim I decided to buy this and it’s delicious. It has lemon curd in the center and it’s great slathered with butter.

Film
Dolly Parton’s coat of many colors. Great story line and a peek inside of how dolly parton was raised. Worth a watch!

So those are my favorites for December! What’s one thing you loved in December?! I’d love to hear from you!

-Ryn

Monthly Faves: November

Another month down… 1 more to go! 😐 Is it bad that I don’t want this year to end… Oh how I loved this year! It was one for the books. And I believe 2016 will be even better! I feel like I grew… In a good way, definitely. Sure there were trying times, but after, I could see blue skies & sunshine! And 2016 seems really bright, good thing we have stylish shades to wear! 😉

Here’s my favorites from November…

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Wardrobe:
Philosophy Marled sweater. This was the BEST $17 I’ve ever spent! It’s so soft, comfortable and flattering. I don’t know about you, but to me that calls for a fantastic sweater!

•Black Skinnies. All through the year I was a boyfriend jeans kind of girl, come Autumn and I’m a skinny jeans girl. And not just any skinny jeans, black skinny jeans! I loooove black skinny jeans. They’re so easy to style. I believe most peeps should have them in their wardrobe!

•Leather moto jacket. First off, I made this jacket. Secondly, I finished it in November and have been wearing it since. And I really like it. The front part is leather and the back & sleeves are cotton/spandex fabric. Suuuuper cute paired with those skinnies & sweater.
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Beauty:
•Tokyomilk Dark °45 bulletproof perfume. Y’all, I could not stand this smell a year ago. It was so strong to me once I purchased it. But this month I’ve been looooving it! It’s dark, sultry & woodsy. Definitely a win for me.

• Essie nail polish in master plan. This is one of my all time favorites. Everyday nail polishes. It’s a light taupe color and the perfect neutral color.

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• NYC long wearing nail polish in plaza plumberry. This polish has proven that $0.94 polish is one of the best decisions yet. And they work just as well $18 nail polish I’ve used. Go get you some.

• Skinn lip balm in Mango. This skinn lip balm is my favorite. It’s suuuuper hydrating & moisturizing. Perfect for winter. And it has a light taste of mango.

• Mac cosmetics lipstick in Diva. I’ve been loving this shade on my lips. It’s basically a wine color on my lips. And paired with Tarte exposed shade, it’s just fantastic. Gives it a 2D matte effect on the lips. And I even got a compliment from my MUA sister, who gives out compliments sparingly… Atleast to me. 🙂 so I’d say that’s pretty rad!
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• Tarte lipsurgence in exposed. Just like I like said I like to pair it with MAC’s Diva. But I also like it on its own. It’s my favorite nude shade for me.

• Hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is great for sanitizing, but its also really great for whitening teeth. And that’s exactly what I’ve been doing! And my teeth are already 2-3 shades whiter, hallelujah!

Food:
• Eggnog. I’ve been using eggnog as my creamer for coffee and it’s delicious! I just brew drip coffee and pour over ice 3/4 of the way up and then pour eggnog the rest of the way. I’ve always loved eggnog, so this tastes wonderful. My favorite brand, Promise Land.

• Pecan pie.
I’m originally from Kentucky. I’m pretty sure its a sin to not like pecan pie… So, I REALLY like it. Pecan tart, pecan bars, pecan pie… I haven’t met a pecan I didn’t like! 😉

Music:
• Adele. Y’all probably knew I’d say this, and if not you should have. She’s gorgeous and I would love to be her stylist, yes please! And her new video and single are the bomb.com! Her voice, ahhhh!

• One Direction. And more Brits, I love the Brits. And their songs apparently… Yeah, One Direction is on repeat. My fave song from them right now is: end of the day.

• Gardiner Sisters cover “dirty paws/home. My favorite!!! It’s just amazing! Check it out!

Miscellaneous:
• Tiffany & Co coin purse. My sister actually blessed me with this coin purse about 5-6 years ago… Had no idea what to do with it, so I just didn’t use it, until it dawned on me, put my ear buds in it! BEST idea ever! My ear buds don’t tangle and the coin purse will be used. It’s a win-win!

Apps:
• Solitaire. Such a great exercise for your brain. And the app I use has a game a day. Perfect.

• Free cell. I used to play this game on my family’s computer. And it just brings back memories. Plus it helps strengthens the noggin. Ain’t nothing wrong with that!

• Spotify. On my computer, it’s free and I can listen to any song I’d like. From Bethel to Adele. It’s perfect! You do get advertisements, but I can look past that when getting ready for the day!

So as you can see, I’ve had a bunch of favorites that may have interested you! Please know these are all my opinions, I’m getting paid for any of it. And even if I were, it would still be my own opinions!  🙂 enjoy! -Ryn

Monthly Faves: October

I was kinda naughty this month, as I didn’t really put down a lot that I loved… Maybe nothing really stood out to me. Who knows really! But I did like a few things, and I’m pretty sure you will too!

Here they are:

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•Bite Beauty in pomegranate. This red shade is gorgeous. It’s a soft red. Not totally sheer, but not opaque either. And totally seasonal.
• OPI tints. this nail polish is totally sheer. Just as the name states, its a pinky tint on your nails and it lasts roughly four to five days. I bought mine from tj maxx for $4.99.
• Surya Brasil henna cream. This gave my hair such shine. If you’ve never used henna before, it can dye your hair red, brown or black. But I chose the wrong shade, so it just conditioned my hair. And I’m okay with that. However, I will be trying another shade soon. Hopefully it’ll turn my head o’hair red! : )
• Maybelline New York 24hr tattoo in tough as taupe. This is my go to lid primer. Cream shadow is where its at! And this taupe color is gorgeous. Just make sure you apply it evenly on both lids, as you can end up with uneven lids…don’t ask me how I know… ; )

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•  Threshold Copper Terrarium. I love the copper. I’m so happy I bought it and I love that I put my lippies in it! BEST STORAGE EVER!
• Marble + wood cake stand. I have yet to actually put a cake on it. But I love the look and I love that I can decorate with it. Looks so chic.

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• Diamond shape henna tattoo. That was my memento from the Texas state fair. I got a tattoo. Thought it lasted a little under two weeks, it was fun while I had it.

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• MIA suede black ankle boots. These are the best! I bought them from DSW like 3-4 years ago. And they are so comfortable. I’ve even roamed NYC streets in these babies! Best monies I’ve spent.

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This ring is from The Silver Craftsman. I received this ring for Christmas one year as we were both vendors at a indie market, and I found myself in October reaching for it.

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(Tough as taupe & Pomegranate)

Hope you enjoyed!
Tell me 2 things you were loving this past month!
-Ryn