Everyday Cosplay: Anna


Heyyyy! Today I’m going to share an everyday cosplay outfit – my version of Anna from Disney’s Frozen! I tried my best to put my hair in braids and then just one braid and it’s just still too short for all that! So I naturally left it down. Boo!




I have a bright pink hat to go with this outfit, but it was too hot outside. I didn’t want to wear it and ruin my hair, haha! But I’ll be wearing the hat in the fall/winter time when I cosplay. :)



Y’all know I love them dang boots more than anything else! And mainly because I don’t have any other boots… :p

Outfit: Shirt: Target // Vest: American Eagle (old) // Skirt: Amazon // Hat: Amazon // Boots: DSW

Makeup: Foundation: Almay Smart Shade CC Cream in ‘Light’ // Under Eyes: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser // Bronzer: Tarte Park Ave Princess // Blush: NYX Stick Blush in ‘Pink Poppy’ // Eye Shadow: NYX Adorable Palette (pink & white), NYX Hot Singles in ‘Herlequin’ // Eyeliner: Maybelline Master Duo Liquid Liner in ‘Black Lacquer’ // Mascara: L’Oréal Miss Manga // Eyebrows: NYX Adorable Palette (darkest shade)

Designed: Christa Lei Says…


I had the pleasure of creating a brand new blog design for Christa from Christa Lei Says… last week! I love it to pieces! Actually, I love it so much that I kind of inherited some of the coding into my theme. >_<

Anyway, GO CHECK OUT CHRISTA’S BLOG! I’ve only just started reading her blog last week and now I’m visiting her blog every time I get online. ♥ Her posts so far have reminded me to stay positive in life, which I have a hard time doing sometimes. It’s like therapy… I love it!

Also… Although my design site, Olive Kite, is undergoing a major revamp, I am still accepting new design requests for July & August 2014! Just so you all know, I only work with WordPress themes. ;)

Throwback to Blogging


Yeah, I know that I love to boast about how I was blogging before it was cool. Whatevs. But I’m pretty proud about it. I don’t know why because there are other people who have been blogging along with me for just as long (KYA!). Anyway, I wanted this throwback Thursday to be dedicated to my old blogging layouts. This will give you all a different perspective on how blogging USED to be. ;P

Note: These range from 2002 until 2009-ish? Maybe. Waddup.


Sephora & Ulta Mini Haul


Hey everyone! I have another haul for you today, but the items that are in the featured image were purchased two weeks ago. I just haven’t had time to actually write a post or edit the video that I made. I did start using the NYX Adorable palette, peppermint cracked heel treatment, and Benefit’s It’s Potent eye cream. SO FAR those products are working out well for me. We’ll see what happens! :)

I also LOVE Benefit’s They’re Real! Push-Up Liner. It’s been my go-to liner since I bought it! #obsessed

Ulta (6/20/2014):
- NYX Adorable Palette
- Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser Concealer x2
- NYX Hot Singles Eye Shadow
- Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herb, & Rosewater
- Benefit It’s Potent Eye Cream
- Benefit Cheek Me Out
- Ulta Anti-Bacterial Soap x2
- Ulta Peppermint Heel Treatment
- FREE: Benefit Glamboree 4-piece, Mario Badescu Foaming Cleanser
- SAMPLES: Matrix Shampoo/Conditioner, Anastasia Eye Shadow, (something else, I forgot!)


Sephora (6/20/2014):
- Tarte Golden Opportunity Tarte-To-Go Kit
- Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara
- Benefit They’re Real! Push-Up Liner
- Sephora Collection: The Perfectionist Makeup Sponge
- SAMPLES: Murad Clarifying Wipes, NEST Amazon Lily Spray, Versace Pour Homme Spray


Ulta (6/30/2014):
- L’Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. Cream
- L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara x2
- Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover
- Hot Tools Tint/Dye Brush x2
- Hairuwear Light Purple Color Extension
- Formula 10.0.6 Seriously Shine Free Mattifying Moisturizer
- Round Cotton Pads
- Essie Smokin’ Hot Polish
- Essie Wicked Polish
- SAMPLES: Matrix Shampoo/Conditioner, Anastasia Eye Shadow, Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel

That’s it for this haul! It was a mini haul when I made the blog post image, but uhm, yeah. I did make a video for the first batch, butttt I’m feeling too lazy to edit and upload it. xD

Want reviews on any of the above products? Let me know in the comments! ♥

Our 5th of July


No, the title of this post is not a typo. We celebrated Independence Day on the 5th of July! We couldn’t shoot off real fireworks since we live in good ol’ North Carolina, but we got sparklers and other neat things to show the kids! We had a lot of fun!





Jude was trying to blow out the sparkler (from a safe distance). He thought it was a candle! lol!


Jude with a stick pretending it was a sparkler because I wouldn’t let him hold a sparkler.







Lyra running though sparklers that my husband stuck in the ground. I love her face in the first one! haha!

How did you celebrate Independence Day?