Spring Photo Shoot

Considering today one of the first real day’s of spring with this gorgeous weather in Seattle, I could not pass up the opportunity to have some fun in the sun by having my own personal photo shoot.  Plus, how cute is this palm tree scoop tee from Victoria’s Secret PINK?

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Spring Playlist 2017

 

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Springing forward to nicer weather, it’s that time of year where spring and summer music are at their prime, and it gets me so excited and ready for summer time.  Here are the songs that currently consume my iPod and Spotify playlists that I cannot get enough of.

 

  • Outside // Ellie Goulding & Calvin Harris
  • I Need Your Love // Ellie Goulding & Calvin Harris
  • Mercy // Shawn Mendes
  • Shape of You // Ed Sheeran
  • Slide // Calvin Harris
  • It Ain’t Me // Kygo & Selena Gomez
  • I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix) // Mike Posner
  • Something Just Like This // The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
  • Paris // The Chainsmokers
  • The One // The Chainsmokers
  • Sun Goes Down // Robin Schulz & Jasmine Thompson
  • Into You // Ariana Grande
  • Side to Side // Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
  • I Feel It Coming // The Weeknd
  • Treat You Better // Shawn Mendes
  • Cold // Maroon 5 & Future
  • Can’t Stop The Feeling // Justin Timberlake
  • Faded (Tiesto’s Northern Lights Remix) // Alan Walker

Why I Use Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummy Vitamins

For those who may not know, my hair is considerably thin and I am always on constant lookout for hair strengthening vitamins to help with my hair’s overall volume and health. My hair actually doesn’t really grow, only to a particular length, along with being thin and fine.  And while there is nothing particularly wrong with that, I get so tired of having super thin hair all the time and not being able to do much styling with it.

After about two years of trying out an assortment of hair strengthening vitamins, I finally found the one that has been working out the best for me, Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails gummies.

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Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies

I’ve always been someone who prefers gummy vitamins over others for ease and convenience.  With its natural strawberry flavoring, dosage of vitamin C and E, and biotin, I’ve noticed positive results not only on my hair, but with my skin and nails as well.  The vitamin C and E in the gummies have helped out my skin and nails with their overall vibrance, and the biotin has been keeping my hair healthier with all the heat damage that comes from using a flat iron or curler on a day-to-day basis.

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Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies

While my hair may not grow as much in general, these vitamins definitely help with my hair’s health and strength, as well as for my skin and nails.

How I Use My Erin Condren Life Planner

About a week ago, I received my very first Erin Condren Life Planner and I was beyond excited.  Recently, I discovered Erin Condren Life Planners on Instagram through following one of my role models, Nastia Liukin, who recently did a brand collaboration with Erin Condren, designing her own life planner cover.

After seeing her collaboration, I instantly adored it and felt that it was perfect and just what I needed.  Nastia’s cover design includes her life motto that I believe to be super motivating, “Be Fearless.”  I love the powerful quote with the pretty pink color and pink and white stars surrounding it, definitely a girl’s type of planner!

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I started exploring erincondren.com and found the gold-medal collaboration.  When going to purchase, I found it so awesome to have the freedom of customization of how I wanted my planner to look on the inside (such as horizontal or vertical layout) as well as my name printed on the cover.  I loved it and had so much fun designing and customizing it!

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But moving on.

I have noticed that as I get older and my life schedule seems to get crazier and crazier, I am becoming one of those people who needs to have things written down in order to motivate myself to get things done and check off tasks from my lists.

But I didn’t want just any ordinary black and white planner you can find at the office supplies store, I wanted something colorful and fun to look at as I plan out my day to day life.  And I have found that Erin Condren planners are the way to go to make that happen.

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As I have started using my planner, I think one of my favorite things about it has to be the motivational quotes.  The quotes are everywhere through the planner and they are definitely words that I like to hear, and words that motivate me to work towards my goals.

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When penciling in my day to day tasks, I like to match the fun and color of the planner by using some glittery gel pens of my own to make it look pretty.  That’s just something I like to do to make it more fun to look at!

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Going about the actual planning process, I like to go week by week and day by day for the most part.  In the month calendar portion, I like to plan out little things throughout the week that I’d like to accomplish, such as goals I am currently working on, as well as using the Erin Condren sticker pack to mark important dates such as birthday’s or appointments.  Shown in the image above, I have penciled in working out every night of the week that correlates with my list of goals on the side panel of the calendar.  This is because fitness and training for upcoming 5k’s are currently motivating me to put myself on a regular fitness routine, and penciling this in on my life planner really pushes me to get that done each day.

When I look at the weekly calendar views, I like to write down important things happening that day such as my goals or whatever else that might be happening, while finishing the day with a thankful thought or reflection of the day’s goal in the little side box at night time before I go to sleep.

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For those who love planning or being organized and motivated, the Erin Condren life planner is definitely a must have.  It is seriously one of the best things I have purchased in quite a while.  I have never felt so motivated to stick to my goals, in such a fun and creative way too!

Getting Ready for Spring

Getting Ready for Spring

 


Cut off shorts
tradesy.com

Flat sandals
$81 – dunelondon.com

Miss Selfridge white purse
missselfridge.com

Alex and ani bangle
lordandtaylor.com

Urban Outfitters claw hair clip
urbanoutfitters.com

Gel nail polish
$12 – wilko.com

Instagram RoundUp

Reflecting on my blog’s growing Instagram profile, I decided to do something different today and write a blog post regarding a couple of my Instagram’s top liked and most viewed pictures.  If you’re on Instagram, make sure to follow me @justkelsco to follow my day to day life.

1) Looking back at November 24, 2016, I wore one of my favorite fall outfits for Thanksgiving and felt so cute wearing it.  Definitely my go-to outfit for fall and showing off those fall colors.

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Outfit Details: Shirt (Forever 21), Jeggings (Abercrombie & Fitch), Boots (Madden Girl – Hollister Co.), Watch (American Eagle Outfitters), Necklace (Forever 21)

 

2) One of the best vacations.  This photo is from my vacation over Spring break last March, visiting sunny Los Angeles, California.  I absolutely loved Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach and walking around the beaches, boardwalk, and towns, while catching some California sun rays.  Definitely going back again soon.

 

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Outfit Details: Tank Top (Target), Skirt (American Eagle Outfitters), Flip Flop Sandals (Kohl’s), Bag (PacSun), Sunglasses (Target)

 

3) A must have.  Referring back to one of my recent fashion & beauty blog posts, I wrote a post about my trial run of e.l.f.’s Nourishing Night Cream and how well it was working for my skin.  I definitely recommend, not to mention it’s also super affordable.

 

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Available at Target

4) Love love love.  These makeup/beauty products are amazing.  I use the primers every day and they are wonderful.  I never knew how big of a difference primers could make on my makeup routine before I started using it.  Along with the primers, I love Tula’s beauty products and always make sure to use their exfoliating treatment mask every three days.

 

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Primers (Macy’s), Exfoliating Treatment Mask (Tula – tula.com)

5) One of my favorite places.  This photo was taken last summer in Langley, Washington, on one of my many visits to Whidbey Island.  Not only was the weather amazing, but the clear view of the mountains in the background reminds me why the pacific northwest is the best.

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6) This photo was taken in my room in my current apartment where I decided to display one of my new towels/tapestries from Sand Cloud for room decoration.  As a brand ambassador for Sand Cloud, I am always sure to keep up to date with their products and how I can make use out of their cute towels.

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7) This photo was taken at the top of the Space Needle in Seattle as I was home for Presidents’ Day weekend not too long ago.  I love looking at this photo because it always reminds me of such a fun day that I had with my boyfriend and the fun adventures we went on together that day.

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8) Summer time, summer time.  This photo was taken last September at the University of Idaho arboretum when my boyfriend surprised me by taking me on a nice date.  The summer weather was amazing and seeing all the different kinds of flowers in the sun was so relaxing.

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Presidents’ Day Weekend Festivities

After being at school and away from home for six weeks, I was so ready for a much needed weekend trip back home in Seattle and it was so much fun.  It was probably one of the best weekends I have had in a while.  Being such a short trip, it went way too fast and I am missing home already.

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After a night of traveling, the next day could not have been more perfect.  As a late Valentine’s Day and anniversary celebration, my boyfriend planned the best surprise for us to spend the day together and celebrate.

The first thing planned was to go to the top of the Space Needle in downtown Seattle.  As a Seattleite, you’d think I have been to the Space Needle before, but I have not! As my boyfriend knew that, he surprised me by taking me there and spending time on the observation deck for some great views.  It was so much fun and I loved finally being able to go there, even on a rainy, typical Seattle kind of day.

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After visiting the Space Needle for a few hours, it was time for surprise number two, a visit to Discovery Park.  As my boyfriend also knew that I hadn’t been to Discovery Park either, he surprised me by taking me there as well!  I loved it.  It was a total pacific northwest kind of beach and it was so fun to walk around the beach area and look at the cute, old lighthouse.  Despite the fact that it was totally freezing and a rainy and windy day, it was totally worth the visit.

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When we were ready to leave after hanging out at Discovery Park, my boyfriend surprised me by taking me out to dinner at one of my favorite Italian restaurants, Maggiano’s (Little Italy) in downtown Bellevue.  It was the best.  We both enjoyed our pasta’s and fancy dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day and our anniversary together.

To finish off our perfect day together, there was one surprise left for me.  My boyfriend rented out his apartment’s movie theater for the two of us that night to watch some of my favorite movies and eat some of my favorite snacks.  The day could not have ended any better.  It was perfect.

We spent the next day on Whidbey Island, visiting with family and celebrating my grandpa’s birthday.  I always have a great time visiting Whidbey Island and love riding the ferry boat over and back.

It was sad to have left after one of the most perfect weekend’s and I cannot wait to come back home again soon.

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