Motivation to Chic

As much as I love being a girly-girl, I must admit that it can feel like a hassle at times. Waking up early to do my makeup or “put my face on” as I like to say, going over outfit combinations with jewelry and makeup, making sure I have something pink to wear on Wednesdays. I lose motivation sometimes, especially when I think about my job: alone in a closed office, eight hours a day, the only people I see are the cafeteria staff when I fill up my coffee cup or people refilling their water bottles in the break room.

This morning I asked myself, “Why? Why bother?” I may as well wear jeans and a hoodie like a good techie, no one would notice anyway and I’d save time in the morning.

Here is a reason or two.  Continue reading

10 White Elephant Ideas (Under $25)

10 white elephant ideas under $25

Tis the season! For holiday parties, gift exchanges, Secret Santas for people you barely know or maybe even don’t like (let’s be honest). My office does a White Elephant at our holiday party and I thought I’d put together a list of sure-to-please gifts under $25 (that is our limit). Even if you don’t have an office party, use this as inspiration for that hard-to-shop-for person in your life. Continue reading

Breakfast In Los Gatos | Southern Kitchen LG

I love trying new places, especially local mom and pop types. Current me shakes her head at younger, college me that frequented the national chains and ate generic franchise food, hardly worth the calories in retrospect. Today I am much more selective about where I eat and where I spend my money, away adulthood, but I am here to tell you that Southern Kitchen in Los Gatos is worth it.  Continue reading

My Apartment Decor

apartment decor

In one of my last posts, months ago, I mentioned changing it up and that I wanted to talk just a tad less about makeup and I had just decorated my apartment. It only took me about five months of living here and my friend shaming me for not having couch pillows to get me started. This was back in March I want to say so a few things have changed or I’ve added and that may come in later post but for the most part this is my apartment decor, and on a budget! Continue reading

What’s In My Gym Bag – Beginner | Collab with MakeupBeautyAsh

What's in my gym bag

Happy New Year ya’ll! I hope everyone had a marvelous eve and that you’re not too hungover today. I am starting 2017 with a collab with Ashley from MakeupBeautyAsh and we’re going to share what is in our gym bags. If you made a get-fit resolution or just want to see what people carry in their gym bags, this is the place for you.

Ashley is a certified personal trainer and I am a cardio junkie, so we have both ends of the workout spectrum covered.  Continue reading

DIY Glitter Makeup Brushes

DIY Glitter Makeup Brushes

Life is better with glitter and I responsibly apply it to every thing I can, including makeup brushes. This year I have seen an increase in girly and cute sets of makeup brushes yet the majority are still plain old black. While I can’t show you how to carve your makeup brushes into unicorn horns, I can show you how to jazz them up for less than a dollar. Continue reading

Vacation Time

travel goals

If being MIA lately isn’t enough, I’m going on vacation for three weeks now! The last two weeks I have had no energy and this week my boss asked me to work overtime, including Saturday. Not that I’m complaining, I have an amazing boss and I get free lunch.

So now I am off and probably will not be on as I’m not packing my laptop. My boyfriend and I are doing a one week road trip through Sweden and Norway before heading to his home in Germany, where I will probably go on a makeup buying binge. Yay!

All of that will be on my Instagram (@allieveryday) if anyone cares.

 

See you next month!