Friday, September 16, 2016

Lecce, Italy 2016

Here is my capstone to my Italian summer! I'm still sorry I've been so MIA but I finally finished editing this project and although it isn't the best travel video ever I feel like it really completely and beautifully showcases my experience in Italy that I would love to share with you all. Those of you who were reading Love by Meagan over the summer might remember all these Italy posts. This is the final visual I've made for myself and you all. This is a super short blog post, I know, but I really hope you will all watch the video! If you like it be sure to subscribe and like it and hopefully I will have more fun vlogs and video montages coming up! Thank you so much for your support this summer and with this hiatus I've been on.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Influenster's Endless Summer Voxbox!

Okay. First of all let me address the elephant in the room. (Maybe it's only in my room?) I'm so sorry I've been gone for so long! I know I posted that Trunk Club post the other day but besides that I've been so MIA! I just started my sophomore year of college as a transfer (which I will write about of course!) and it has been so busy. I'm in my first apartment and have two great roommates who have been so welcoming. I've also been visited by my best friend and my boyfriend these past two weekends. In between all of that, school, extra curriculars, and settling in, I just haven't had any time to do anything. Especially blogging. Which breaks my heart because I missed it! I needed this time off though and honestly, I might still be a bit sporadic in my postings these upcoming weeks because I'm still a bit all over the place. But I am officially back in America, there will be an Italy vlog coming soon, and I promise I will try my best to figure this whole schedule out.

PHEWPH! Okay. That's all for that for now. Let's check out this Voxbox! Honestly, I don't completely understand how Influenster works still. Basically though, you sign up, you hook up all your social media, and you try to get these cool "Voxbox" boxes that they send out full of free goodies! All you have to do in return in promote the products on social media and blog (or YouTube or Pinterest or...) about the products! And oh boy I am so excited for these products. I was lucky enough to get Influsneter's Endless Summer Voxbox. Check out the amazing products below!
Max Factor's Masterpiece High Precision Liquid Eyeliner: $9.99
I gotta be honest. This eyeliner was not my favorite. But also to be fair, I am super picky with my eyeliners. I love liquid eyeliner (I practically only use liquid eyeliner) and this was a marker which I'm notoriously bad at applying. The applicator tip was in the shape of a paddle, so you can make your eyeliner thick or thin which I think is a great idea. I can't say I'll be reaching for this one a ton but it's a great idea and if you love marker eyeliners I highly recommend this one! I am just a lost cause in terms of marker eyeliners.
Max Factor's Masterpiece Max Mascara: $9.99
I loved this! You know when you get a mascara and it's just way too goopy and you have to wipe off the excess and then you blink and the skin around your eyes gets all black? Not this eyeliner! It made my practically nonexistent eyelashes totally noticeable (my boyfriend even commented) and didn't get everywhere. I think I'll be grabbing this one to use on my bottom lashes and on natural makeup days!
Numi Organic Tumeric, Jasmine Green, and Pu-erh Teas: $7.49-$8.99
I love tea and I love this tea. I got three tea bags with the above listed flavors and they were truly so flavorful and delicious. I felt weirdly relaxed while drinking them? Is that a thing? I'll definitely be grabbing these and recommending them to my tea-loving mother next time we're at the market!
Not Your Mother's Way to Grow Leave-In Conditioner: $3.50 or $9.00
I have always wanted to try Not Your Mother's products and I just never have gotten around to it so when I heard that this product was in my Voxbox I was beyond excited. It certainly didn't disappoint either! I'm always in a rush when I shower because I have so many other things to do and I never get to really sit there with my conditioner so I was so happy to receive leave-in conditioner. I just spray this on after I shower and it works to strengthen and lengthen my hair!
Seche Vite Mini: $1.99
Okay I know this is technically a mini but it's a great size! I got a pink color called "intrepid" and a clear topcoat. I've been wearing it for a few days now and it hasn't chipped at all! This top coat is really working wonders and the luminescent pink is so pretty for an end of the summer pow.
Iron-Tek Essential Protein: $44.99
A normal sized container of this is thirty servings! It lasts so long and really helps improve your performance and appearance paired with working out. I got a chocolate flavor (my favorite!) that I mixed into some of my morning smoothie shakes and I felt so awake and ready for the world the rest of the day. I can't wait to buy a full size of this one because it's such a winner.

Thanks so much to Influenster for providing these complimentary products and sponsoring this post! Can't wait to receive my next Voxboxes and review some new goodies!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Trunk Club #2

Back again with another Trunk Club! If you missed the first one check it out! Trunk Club is sort of like a clothing subscription service but you only get a box when you want one, you work with a personal stylist, and you only pay for what you keep. Like not even shipping. They even send you a return label! The entire process is so great and easy and I would recommend it for honestly everyone. My stylist's name is Alyssa and like. This entire box. I want the entire box. If I had the money, seriously, I would buy it all. This entire box was perfect. Unfortunately I had to narrow it down. Read ahead to see what I thought! You can get your own right here!
Print Sleeveless Mock Neck Blouse in black from Vince Camuto: $69
This shirt was really cute! Would be great for a nice dinner night. Nothing too special about it but it fit my body really nice since it was flowy.
Side Shirred Knit Dress in black from Halogen: $68
Okay. Okay. This dress was PERFECT. It was like a warm hug. SO comfy and so cute. It really complimented my figure and when I paired it with the Steve Madden shoes it was like a dream first date outfit. Assuming I can find a guy over 6'2 cause I was tall with these on.
Long Sleeve Turtleneck in black from Halogen: $39
Long story short I just can't do turtlenecks.
Zip Detail Square Neck Drop in burgundy from Halogen: $78
This one wasn't my favorite but like if I had the money I honestly would have bought everything in this box. The zippers confused me (I unzipped the wrong one at first) but it was such a pretty deep color and would have been great for meetings and work. It was also THE HARDEST THING EVER to take off over my boobs. Eek.
Zip Front Midi Skirt in black from Halogen: $69
I WAS SO TEMPTED. So tempted. I didn't even love this skirt. But I still loved it. It was comfy and sexy librarian and great. Does that make sense at all? All I can say though: panty lines. Womp womp.
Double V Neck Shift Dress in orange from Halogen: $69
I didn't love this at all. Also very shapeless. And short. AH.
Shoulder Pleat Sleeveless Tee in white from Trouvé: $39
This one also wasn't my favorite. It was basically a nice, soft white tank top. I didn't look great on my body and it was a bit sheer which is always my least favorite thing. I never know what to wear under it!
Twist Front Crop Top in black from Topshop: $30
I kind of already have a decent amount of crop tops with nowhere to wear them. And this one just didn't do anything for me. My roommate said it looked like just the front shrunk in the wash. Cute, but not for me. It looked fire with the leather jacket. Unfortunately as you will read later in this post though, that one didn't fit me.
Off the Shoulder Trapeze Dress in red from Topshop: $75
This dress was super short on me and it really only worked with a belt that my roommate gave to me. Otherwise it was very shapeless. It was also orange. Not red. I did really like it with the belt but it was just a tid tad too orange and a tid tad too short.
Crinkle Twist Back Midi Dress in black from Topshop: $55
This dress was a little too formal and a little too sexy for me to have anywhere to wear it. The material was unreal though. I loved it so much. Get me a dress like this that's a BIT shorter. And I am so down.
'Joni' High Rise Skinn Jeans in black from Topshop: $65
I went back and forth on these jeans for a while. Jeans that fit me are pretty hard to find because I have a small waist, wide hips, and a relatively tiny booty (not too tiny just relatively). These jeans were STRETCHY though! And the only other black jeans I have owned were for my job at Starbucks and they didn't fit at all lol. These however, were so comfy. Only downside is there weren't belt loops. So I kept pulling them up even in the few minutes I had them on.
Cold Shoulder Shift Dress in pink from Vince Camuto: $148
For $148 it just wasn't worth it. It didn't fit my hips or butt well but the off the shoulder/open shoulder type thing was very cute. I wish it would've worked. But just short and not fitting the hips well. As usual. Pray for my body type please.
'Claara' Block Heel Sandal in black from Steve Madden: $119.95
So here's the thing I literally don't own heels. I'm tall so I've never needed them. I think they're so cute though and I'm growing into this phase where I just want to wear heels all the time. I feel like I've missed out on so much (but also saved a lot of money). These are perfect and considering how expensive shoes are these days, a great price from Steve Madden.
Faux Leather Jacket in black from BLANKNYC: $98
This leather jacket was so cute but it also had weird zippers, and it didn't fit my arms or shoulders very well. My roommate actually almost bought it, but the shoulder pads killed it.
Crepe Shift Dress in purple from Felicity & Coco: $88
I thought this one was pretty cute! It was a shapeless purple dress that hit mid thigh. Not shapeless in a bad way, just sort of a high end t-shirt dress. It could've been cute with a dress and the right shoes but was just a biiiiiit too short for my tall stature. (I''m 5'10 and 3/4 if anyone was curious at this point)

I ended up getting the side shirred knit dress from Halogen and I think I'll find some cheaper heels somewhere like Forever 21. I love these heels so much but I spent too much at Disneyland the other day. You understand, right? Alyssa did such a wonderful job with this box and I can't wait to get more from her! If you want your own Trunk Club click this link!