Easy Breezy

I had a pretty bad shopping week this week and splurged on a few things, two of which are these awesome shoes and floral kimono. I had a pretty big event today though, so I wanted to wear something new for the occasion. 

Since we had a DSW open up in town recently, I booked it there and got these early 2000s-esque shoes for under 40$! I saw a pair at target for a few bucks cheaper, so make sure to check both places out. They look eerily similar. 

The kimono was a last minute pickup to use as a cover up but I actually ended up falling in love with it. I don't know how I am going to incorporate this into more outfits, but I can't wait to see what I come up with.


NuMe Silhouette Review

If you watch youtube videos as much as I do, you've probably run into the company NuMe in some way or another. They have recently become incredibly well known for having one of the highest quality heat products for hair, including the interchangeable curling wands and of course, their straighteners. While doing immense research on the company, I found out that most of the people reviewing the products were sent the items for free and regardless of how much a person says their opinion isn't going to be biased, it usually is. I tried finding some people that have purchased the straighteners and wrote reviews but it seems as though the wands are the main hype of this company.

I've been in the market for a straightener for awhile because I've been using an extremely inexpensive one to get me by until I had the money to invest in a decent one. I know growing up CHI and GHD had been amazing but I really wanted to give NuMe a shot, and at their steep price range, it was a pricey one at that. Luckily, there are always coupon codes available so if you are considering purchasing anything from them, please look out for one.

I have had this straightener for quite a few months now so I am able to give you the most honest review possible, so I hope this helps!

Initially when straightening my hair with this, I was really upset at how horrible it was. My hair was being ripped and pulled and I was slightly furious that I spent my money on this horrible product. As I continued to use it, I found a way to use it that didn't pull as much. Even today, I still feel some hairs being ripped if I take it with too much of a heavy hand so I'm not too happy with that.

A positive aspect about this straightener is it's open rounded edges which means it has the ability to wave and curl the hair when it is wrapped through the iron. Although my hair does pull quite a bit doing this, the curls are beautiful. 

The heat setting on this product goes pretty high as well at 410 degrees Fahrenheit, which for most of us, we don't really need. Another positive about the straightener is its rubberized exterior with diamond embedded grips. This really does help quite a bit, especially for those of you who get clammy hands holding heat for a long period of time (which happens to all of us, lets be real). Its swivel cord also helps a ton when you are at a very awkward angle!

This product is also available in Magenta, Purple, Blue and Black.
You can purchase it HERE.

My overall score of this product is probably a 6/10. Ladies, for this price, stick to your good old CHI or invest in a smooth GHD. 


Embracing Loneliness

Like most people, I've had trouble making close friends since leaving high school. It puts us in a situation where we've had to put a lot of work and effort into simply just trying and understandably it gets tiring. With lack of response, of course, comes discouragement and we end up getting lonely. I have gone days really upset that things didn't work out and in turn makes it that much harder to get up a try again. The longer you put that contact off, the harder it becomes for us to try to get on our feet again.

For me, this blog serves as a mean of social contact, although it isn't as direct as I previously stated, it helps me get by until something comes along. Thats how it is with most people, I have come to learn. Everyone is a lot more lonely than they want to admit, whether it be through social media or something else. But here is my question to you.... Why are you ashamed to admit you are feeling alone? We are all there. We all understand, yet we fight off any signs of weakness to save us the embarrassment. I'm tired of pretending I'm okay all the time. I just want someone to be there with me and hopefully I can also be that person in return.

Yet even as I type this, I still feel alone yes, but I understand that I am not the only one. I will not allow this feeling to drown me. I will not allow myself to give up, and neither should you.


Cruisin' at the Hangar

Today was my day off and if this were any other day, I would probably be on the couch drinking myself to death with coffee and binge watching some three star TV show on netflix. Fortunately for me, I was feeling a bit brave and decided to get out of the house. I went to a coffee shop with a friend and had some great conversations and then spent the rest of the day just enjoying myself outside. 
I was exhausted but more than anything I was happy I actually did something!

Not only that, but I was excited to test out my board after fixing my squeaky trucks. It was so obnoxious to ride before that I refused to skate on it until I fixed it. With a little help from my dad we managed to get rid of that horrid squeak (at least temporarily). 

cruiser board//globe 
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