LipSense Winner! 

Thank you all for participating in my LipSense giveaway this past week. I’m happy to announce the randomly drawn winner is AmandaRuns! I will get you in contact with Meg from LipSense. 

Here’s an outfit that I love! This sweater is Kalina’s but I have borrowed it several times because it is sooo nice! 

Here I wore it with my Kmart skirt and my boots from Goodwill. 


For church I dressed it up a little with a black skirt, gold statement necklace, and my brown oxfords. Those took me ages to find. I went to at least five stores in the mall looking for them, including Payless Shoe Source and Famous Footwear. I finally found them at some clothing store which I can’t remember the name of because this was ages ago. It was so worth it, because I love them! 

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Spring Stripes

The weather has been so amazing lately! It is warm and sunny, he birds are singing and flowers are blooming. The other day I took one of the kids I nanny on a walk and saw a frog, a snake, and a bunny! Spring is such a beautiful season, and it’s so exciting and fresh. 

This shirt and Old Navy skirt are from Goodwill and I wore my blue Keds. 


I wore my hair in a French braid and then the next day when I took it out of the braid it was curly. 


Anddd there’s a new baby I get to snuggle! She is so tiny and adorable! 

Don’t forget to check out my LipSense post and enter the giveaway before it ends on Monday! 

LipSense and Giveaway!

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Hello! I have been tremendously busy lately so I must apologize for my lack of blogging. However I’ve somehow still managed to wear a few cute outfits since my last post, so I do have some fashion to share with you! Anddd new makeup!

I recently got sent some LipSense lipstick, and I have been really enjoying it! I like it because it lasts for ages and it doesn’t rub off. You don’t have to worry about reapplying it throughout the day. Once you’ve been using the lipstick for a little bit and your lips are used to it, it should last eighteen hours. Last Sunday I used the color Napa and I applied it before church in the morning (putting on bold lipstick when you’re in a rush is a really bad idea by the way. It’s like eyeliner. Agh! I am not quite an expert at either, so it takes me a bit of time to get it even.) I had lunch and then I took off the lipstick and reapplied it, for two reasons. One, since I was in a rush in the morning it wasn’t perfectly applied and so I wanted to redo it. And two, awkward but I wasn’t being the most careful when I was eating lunch so it did start to rub off a bit. Plus I was bored so it was fun to do. Now that my lips are more used to it, it does last longer than it did then, and even at that point it did last a long time.

I really liked how the color Napa complemented my shirt and hair, I think it went well together. I wore it with this skirt of Kalina’s and my white statement necklace. I did wear shoes but they’re not in the photo because they didn’t totally go with my outfit because I was in a hurry in the morning. 😉

There are tons of different colors, which is awesome because there’s so much to choose from! With so much variety I think there’s something for everyone.

Here I’m wearing the color Roseberry with my Old Navy dress and this purple cardigan. I think it’s such a fun color!

I really love LipSense, it’s longlasting and comes in so many colors and it feels good too. When you first put it on, the first few times it stings, but once your lips get used to it that won’t happen. You put on three layers of the lipstick and then apply lip gloss. For me, my lips felt kind of dry before I put on the gloss, although maybe that was just me at the time. However once I did put the gloss on they felt great, and then I just kept the gloss in my purse to reapply when needed. It’s easy to wear LipSense with confidence because you don’t have to worry about smudging or wearing off, and I love that because I can put it on and pretty much forget about it- I don’t have to worry about it.

Meg, who contacted me and sent me the LipSense, has generously offered to give some lipstick away to my readers! Just head over to Facebook and join the group Meg’s Lip Gals to see the colors that are currently in stock, then leave a comment on this blog post telling me your favorite color, to be entered in a drawing. In one week I’ll announce the winner and get you in contact with Meg!

Here Kalina is wearing Mojave and I’m wearing Roseberry.

{Shoutout to my Mom for taking these photos of me and Kalina}

{I was sent this product for free in exchange for my honest opinion}

 

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Easter Florals

On Sunday I wore this adorable floral dress from Old Navy, with a purple cardigan, brown boots, and white statement necklace. It was such a fun springy outfit! I am just loving how nice the weather is getting right now. Well it’s kinda iffy. Some days it is cold and ugh. Other days it is warm and sunny! I love the flowers and the warming spring sun.

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And this is my friend Hannah! Sometimes you just feel like taking a selfie, so, might as well 😉 Easter Sunday was so nice and warm (if you stood in the sun and ignored the breeze) and church was really great! There were lots of people and there was such a lively spirit. Plus all the food after, yummm…

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But Easter is much more than just a holiday with food, and celebrated by many with bunnies and eggs (what like where did that even come from??) It’s the day that we get to celebrate the miracle that our Savior Jesus rose from the grave and conquered death, after He died to pay the price for our sins. How amazing is that?! I am ever thankful for His love and forgiveness for us.

Cute Kids and Stripes

Hey! Guess what, the other day I spent some time with some adorable kids that I can post pictures of! Yes!

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Abigail and Ella, they are so cute! Their family came over on Saturday and I spent a bit of time playing with these two and Charlotte, and my brother Apollo. They are such fun and energetic kids, and so cute too.

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This dress from Old Navy is one of my favorites! The cardigan is secondhand, as are the shoes. I think the necklace might be from Charlotte Ruse, but I can’t remember. I really like it but it actually broke the other day, so I have to fix it.

And seriously guys sorry for the lame title but I can never think of what to title things…

Selfie Time!

Avi and I had some fun taking selfies together the other day! I made her- well, asked her to 😉 – take a picture of my outfit so then we were goofing off.

Here’s one of my outfits from earlier this week! I got the jacket at Labels, a consignment store. The shirt is from the Australia Zoo! The skirt is Old Navy, from Value Village. The boots are Goodwill, and the necklace is the one I made several years ago.

Crazy Makeup!

The other day I got home and Kalina and Jubilee were in the girls’ bathroom doing makeup. I walked past and Kalina freaked out, saying ‘Don’t let Tilly see!’ Well of course now I had to see. So I made her show me, and she had done this dark makeup on one side of her face. I was like, whoa… that’s cool! Let me do the other side! She thought I would freak out and I might’ve if she actually intended to wear it, but she was just having fun experimenting. So I made her let me do the other side of her face. It was really fun! She kept saying what are you doing?! Uhhh Tilly what? Why are you using that? But I was having way too much fun. Here is the finished product! She did the black side and I did the side with color. Just so you know: It IS supposed to look ridiculous.

On Sunday I wore this black pencil skirt that I got at a thrift store. In the morning I wore it with this blouse from Goodwill, cardigan that a friend gave me, and Kalina’s booties. They booties aren’t really my style but I was in a hurry and they were on the floor so I just grabbed them and put them on. In the evening I wore this shirt from Warehouse in NZ and my gray boots from Goodwill. I wore a cute necklace that I made ages ago.

Me and Avi 🙂

Vanilla Bagels

The other day I fixed myself a bagel with cream cheese and then went to do something real quick, leaving my bagel, and my lotion, on the counter. Jubilee walked in and saw this and thought I put vanilla lotion on my bagel. Nah, sorry! I do like vanilla but I think I’ll pass on this one!

Also, I love this cardigan that I found at an op shop!

It is so cute! The other day I wore it with a gray t-shirt from Walmart, this denim skirt from another op shop, and these gray boots from Goodwill. I’ve been wearing these boots everywhere lately! They’re so cute and comfy. They fabric, so wearing them when it’s wet results in soaked feet if I’m not very careful. But oh well!

Nannying

Hi, sorry it’s been a while! I have been pretty busy with work, which is like, hey what’s new, aren’t we all? So it’s not much of an excuse. The kids I nanny are so cute! The other day I brought my Instax camera when I babysat overnight for two girls I’ve been nannying for a few years. They loved it! We did pictures of them and then they wanted to take pictures of me too. We also did nail polish, and that was fun! Except the four year old then started crying she wanted it off, but we did find nail polish remover and resolve that issue. Which was a pretty good thing for me too because I let her do my nails and while she did a great job for a four year old, she did a great job for a four year old. So I couldn’t really wear it out in public. But I was actually pretty impressed with her nail painting skills. Another child I nanny, she’s a year and a half and she loves worms! It’s so cute.

Dressing cute and nannying don’t really go together that well. So I haven’t been taking a ton of outfit photos lately. But I do have a few to share over the next few days!

I love this dress that I wore when I was a bridesmaid in Adalia’s wedding. It’s so pretty and I love the color! I got the boots at Goodwill a few years back. Somehow I keep forgetting that it’s anywhere between 40-60 degrees right now, so I keep wearing short sleeves (at least this dress has long sleeves) without a sweater. I just don’t like coats very much because if you don’t have a cute coat to go with your outfit, it kinda ruins the look. I know, I’m picky, haha! I do wear coats when necessary. I’m just not used to the Washington weather yet. I know it’s been a month but I’m still thinking hot sunny NZ.

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Work

This week has been pretty busy with work. On Tuesday evening a bunch of us from church went bowling, and that was tons of fun! On Saturday, my friends and I are having a movie night, so I’m looking forward to that. Besides that, it’s just been work and church. And man it’s so cold. I mean I know it’s spring already and if I was here for winter I would probably think that this 50 degree weather is amazing. But guys let’s face it I came from NZ where it was in the 70s and 80s. This is cold to me. It is still really beautiful out though, even if it is cold. Today the sky was so clear and blue for a bit, and it was so beautiful.

I don’t really have a ton of photos to share, and although I do have some adorable selfies with the kids I nanny, I can’t post them. One thing I love to do with the kids I nanny is art. Drawing, painting, coloring. Any of that stuff. Painting can sometimes get… interesting. Like, paint all over hands and arms, type of interesting. But the girls really enjoy it and I don’t mind the mess. I enjoy coloring and drawing with the kids too. I just think it’s really fun.

Also, I nanny a family that speaks Russian, so I have been making feeble attempts to learn a bit. I know the easy letters, and I can spell a few words. Check it out guys. I spelled a word using wooden blocks.

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It is Russian for Captain. I know this word cause for a bit I had an app on my iPod that was the Russian alphabet, and the word for the letter K was kapitan. Pretty cool eh? 😉 It’s so fun to learn a new language, even just a few words. It’s like, hey! I can read this! I took Japanese for a year and a half, when I was like ten, and I still remember a bit of hiragana, one of the alphabets. Not much though. And I took three quarters of Spanish at college but I really need to review that or else I’m going to forget it and that would be really sad.

Well, I hope I will be able to take a few minutes and blog, more often. Just I think I should tell you, don’t really expect my posts to make much sense because I am a bit busy and so may at times be tired and just babbling. Anywaysss I hope y’all have a lovely day. 🙂