Summer Beauty Wish List

When it comes to beauty products, I am a drugstore girl at heart. I love finding quality products are great prices. The majority of the products I swear by can be found in drugstores or Target.

But sometimes, there are those higher-end products that I would just love to get my hands on. When I splurge on makeup, I do so with items that fall into one of two categories. 1) I have tried a smaller sample and LOVED it, or 2) the reviews I've seen on Ulta, Sephora, Influenster, and YouTube had been amazing! So I have complied my list of higher-end makeup items that I hope to eventually add to my beauty collection.

Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil

Stila Heaven's Hue Highlighter

Nars Liquid Blush

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Urban Decay The Velvetizer Translucent Mix-In Medium

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer

Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick

BeautyBlender

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer

Have you tried anything on this list? Loved it or hated it?  Think I missed anything? Let me know in the comments below. I love hearing your thoughts!

As always, thank you for reading, XO-

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Kaleidoscope Spinning Turns One!

On this day, one year ago, I posted this, my first blog post. Thus began a year of many changes and many adventures. 

Top: Mossimo (similar here and here) | Tank: Merona | Skirt: Mossimo (similar here and here) | Shoes: Mossimo | Watch: Old Tommy Hilfiger (similar here and here) | Sunglasses: American Eagle | Nail Polish: Essie | Lips: CoverGirl | Balloon: Pink Antlers Studio

Words cannot truly describe how incredibly the last year has been, but I'm going to do my best!

I should start by thanking all of my friends and followers who have supported me throughout the past year on this fun adventure. The positive response I have gotten from everyone has been overwhelming and just absolutely wonderful! I couldn't be happier! In addition to the blog, this is also the anniversary of my Etsy Page.

I constantly go back and forth about which was more of a risk; my blog or my Etsy page. Both have required to me to be vulnerable and transparent. I've put myself out there in my writing, my photos and my designs; Open to judgment, critique, and potential failure. Kaleidoscope Spinning was born from a need for change. I've had this call inside of me to do this for quite some time, but ignored it for years.

Finally, one year ago, I decided I was tired for waiting. I had dreams and goals and I decided to stop waiting for someone else to tell me it was okay to chase them.

I've learned a lot about myself this year, as I am sure you guys have too. It's been a wonderful year, filled with some amazing memories. But now, onto the future. I have some big plans for the next year, specifically the next few months, and I am so excited to get started!

As always, thank you for reading, XO-

P.S. If you liked this, you will also like The Other Side of my 20s and The Paper Year: Our First Anniversary.

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