Posted on July 29, 2016

90s Patched Denim

Style

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Yay! It is finally the weekend!! I am ready to just relax and take it easy this weekend, how about you guys?! It has been HOT in San Diego and I mean REALLY hot these days. I literally can’t go outside without breaking a decent sweat. I secretly love and hate it at the same time. I love it because I can enjoy beach days endlessly without being afraid if it’s going to be “too gloomy” by the water but hate it because, well I can’t live without my A/C on 24/7 and let me tell you my electricity bill is not fun to open these days.

I was looking for a good denim skirt and when I saw this 90s Patched Denim skirt from GUESS I knew it was perfect. It gave me the exact vibe I was going for which is a vintage look that is really trending right now. It has a mix of patches and destroyed details which makes it an immediate favorite of mine. At the same time I had gotten this adorable plaid blouse that had shoulder cutouts and wasn’t like a any blouse I currently had. Since I liked the mix of the patterns I thought the two would pair perfectly together.

I felt the look was missing a little something extra and whenever that happens I usually gravitate towards adding some kind of accessory like a scarf or a hat. For the beach vibe, this wide-brim fedora was so perfect and it is on heavy rotation lately. One thing to keep in mind, not everything in todays look is matchy-matchy. My tip is to not be afraid to mix and match different prints and textures. Sometimes as long as you stay in a relatively similar color palette the mixture of prints does wonders to a look!

xoxo

Posted on July 28, 2016

Engaged for the Day

Style

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Wondering if I got engaged overnight? Sorry to disappoint you guys, but it didn’t happen, sadly! Instead I had SO much fun teaming up with Robbins Brothers to style their perfect engagement rings for the day! Not gonna lie when I put these on for the first time, I have to admit, I kind of liked the feel of it.

Who have I become?!

Honestly, I think I pranced around all day in my engagement rings without one care in the world, and let me tell you — being engaged for a day was fabulous, especially in these beauties. Today I’m wearing two beyond gorgeous Robbins Brothers rings by Simon G. The first one (above) is my absolute FAVORITE! I die over this one!! It is a 18k White Gold Engagement Ring and is absolutely stunning in person. If you are looking for a show stopper then this is definitely the one. I wore this all day without hesitation and felt like a princess in it — seriously!

The second engagement ring I wore is below:

Robbins Brothers Ring Robbins Brothers Ring This one is the 18k White Gold Halo Diamond Engagement Ring Setting 3/8 cttw by Simon G. It is another absolutely stunning ring. I feel this one is a little more subtle and classy while the other one is a bit more of a flashy so just depends what kind of look you are going for. Personally, I would go for the first one I mentioned above since I still feel like it is very classy and I mean, can you really go too big in an engagement ring?! I am not too sure! I do however feel this one is SO elegant and classic and gives off that effortless look that many women desire.

For that special day or to show your special someone the rings you’re eying right now, make sure to check out the amazing selection of Simon G rings available at Robbins Brothers! They have such a beautiful variety of styles that you truly will not be disappointed.

Posted on July 27, 2016

Open Back

Style

GUESS White Romper 526-2 GUESS White Romper 526-2 open back romper GUESS White Romper 526-2 GUESS White Romper 526-2 GUESS White Romper 522-2 GUESS White Romper 526-2 GUESS White Romper 526-2 open back romper Romper: GUESS // Bag: Henri Bendel // Sandals: GUESS // Necklace: Mint by Noel // Bracelet: Mint by Noel

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a low sexy/bare back, don’t you think? I don’t know what it is about it but every time I find a piece that shows some back I am immediately drawn to it. I just find that there is something about exposing a little skin in a classic way that makes it even that much sexier, don’t you guys think!?

This open back romper is the perfect example of that. From the front you wouldn’t think much — a cute white romper. Modest on top, cute bell sleeves and beautiful sleeve detail and again not too short. But then turn to the back and voila — there is that statement! Those are the kinds of pieces I’m talking about. Something that doesn’t scream for attention but does it in a subtle way without asking for it.

Catch my drift?

What do you guys think of this trend and style? Would love to hear your thoughts down in the comment section below! As usual make sure to follow along on instagram (@oliamajd) for more outfit inspo and style tips! xoxo

Posted on July 26, 2016

10 Makeup Tricks Every Girl Should Know

Beauty

Below are 10 makeup tips and tricks I live by and think you all should know too! Hope you enjoy!

Tip #1: Fake Your Cheekbones

 We all want killer cheekbones but aren’t all fortunate enough to have been born with them. My tip to fake it a bit is to sweet a shimmer powder along the top of your cheekbones and just under your temples. Next, pucker up to find the hollows of your cheeks and place your blush into the sunken area just under the cheekbone. This really helps emphasize and give the appearance of those cheekbones we all desire!

Tip #2: Mascara Tip

Make sure your mascara is no more than a month or two old. Fresh mascara glides on easier and won’t flake. Wiggle your mascara at the base of your lash and sweep it upward & outward.

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Tip #3: An Eyelash Curler is Your Best Friend.

I am obsessed with them and curl my lashes almost every day! Be sure to choose on that creates an upward curl and always curl before applying mascara.

Tip #4: Clear Eyes

4. Your eyes are key to your face, and all of the make-up in the world won’t cover up tired, bloodshot eyes. When you are feeling like your eyes are in need of a pick-me-up I recommend using Rohto Cool Max Eye Drops to whiten and brighten eyes and to give them that fresh, awake feel. I know with my job I am always in front of a computer and when I find myself getting ready for my day my eyes usually seem tired and red so I like to use eye drops to brighten them up and have my makeup look more fresh!

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Tip #5: Easy Cat Eyes

If you’re not a pro at the whole “cat eye” look, fear not because there is an easier way! If you always have trouble with your liner or eye shadow and easy way is to actually use a piece of scotch tape and apply it to the outer corner of your eye right where you’d like your liner to be. Now you can apply your liner and shadow as you normally would and not have to worry about going over. When finished, carefully remove the scotch tape and you will have a perfect fool proof line!

Tip #6: Where to place lighter shades

The placement of highlights is very important when trying to create naturally beautiful eye makeup. Lighter colors (whites, creams and pearls) should be applied to the inner corners, the middle of the eye and just under your brow bone. Apply your lightest colors first, then move on to your darker shades.

Tip #7: Overline a bit

Of course, we weren’t all blessed with Angelina Jolie’s gorgeous lips so for the rest of us, we have to improvise. To make them appear larger, don’t be afraid to line your lips just outside of your natural line. And when I say that, I truly mean just slightly. You don’t want to look weird by over doing it!

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Tip #8: Make eyes appear larger

To make your eyes appear bigger, use a nude pencil to line your water line. You basically apply it the same way as you would lining your water line with a dark liner just with a nude pencil. If you don’t have a nude pencil you can also use a white liner.

Tip #9: Test Foundation on Your Neck

To find the right foundation shade, match it to your neck, not your cheek! This is the one thing that no matter how well it is applied, if it’s the wrong color, it will look terrible! We all dread that our foundation will give us a ghost face, or and orange jaw line, right?! But because your neck isn’t exposed to the sun as much as your face, it is a much better match to your true color.

Tip #10: Downward Strokes for Foundation

When applying your foundation and powder, try to stick to downward strokes. The reason why is because if you apply it with upward strokes it will cause your “peach fuzz” to stick straight up making it more noticeable. Just a little tip!

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Hope you guys enjoyed these 10 makeup tricks to make your beauty routine a bit easier! I live by these on a regular basis and hopefully you can find some of these useful yourself too!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Rohto. The opinions and text are all mine.

Posted on July 25, 2016

The Perfect Blogger Snack

Behind the Blog

Noosa Yoghurt We all want to live a healthy lifestyle, right? The truth is, healthy is not always delicious. I mean, it’s true.   For me to actually want to crave something super healthy like yogurt, then it truly has to be the best damn yogurt ever made. That’s just how I am.

I don’t eat crap – plain and simple.

Well — believe me when I say, noosa yoghurt is the best yogurt I’ve ever had. Although usually I like to keep these little gems to myself, today I decided to share this little secret and let you all in on this little gal’s perfect blogger snack.

So let me tell you a bit about why I got super into noosa yoghurt and just in general a healthier living. I won’t bore you with all the details but about 4 months back my mother got very ill — so much so that she actually has been living with me the past month so that I could take care of her. She lost a tremendous amount of weight, her health was declining and I was very worried about her. Having never had the best eating habits (I too included) I knew a change was necessary. I stopped buying anything processed, cooked everything from scratch and made sure she ate a well balanced & extremely healthy diet. Noosa Yoghurt Parfait After a couple months of eating this way, my life was changed. I could no longer even look at any packaged/frozen foods and forget anything with GMO’s etc… Since I had covered my bases with my daily meals, it was onto finding great snacks. I had never really jumped onto the yogurt bandwagon because everything to me still felt processed. (I swear, once you start eating this way, everything changes and you can tell a difference!) When I heard about noosa yoghurt I figured, I’d give it a try. From the first bite I had, I was totally hooked. Unlike ANY yogurt I’ve ever had in my life. It really wasn’t just any yogurt. It was thick and velvety and tasted like a dream.

noosa yoghurt is made with milk from happy cows never treated with rBGH. It’s also built on a foundation of all-natural fruit and is a great source of calcium and protein and contains live, active cultures and probiotics. Having finally found a yogurt I loved, I started making the easiest little snack for a blogger like myself who finds herself with limited time and well, not the best cooking skills. Just add a bit of granola, some of your favorite fruit (like raspberries and/or blueberries) and Voila! The perfect and HEALTHY mid day snack.

Finished Noosa Yoghurt For those of you stuck in a rut of maybe not the healthiest eating, I strongly encourage you to try small steps to change and I promise it changes your life! Start with something small like something like a yogurt change. I promise you will be hooked once you try this one. If you are interested in trying noosa yoghurt head to their site to see where you can find them near you! Noosa Yoghurt

Big thanks to noosa yoghurt for sponsoring this post.

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