Dear 16-Year-Old Me

Everything changes, yet it all stays the same. People will come and go and you’ll be heartbroken – more than once. You will learn to protect your heart, to be cautious and to be picky. You will learn to value your strengths and work on your weaknesses. You will learn to accept the things beyond your control. You will blossom. But all the lessons you learned, and the heartbreaks you carry will make you strong, even though you feel weak right now. You’re not weak, you’re just growing.

And that feeling of never quite fitting in? Of feeling like the odd man out? That won’t last forever. I know this. You’ll see, people will run to you, trust you, come to you for guidance. You are a light. It’s not that you don’t fit in, it’s that you stand out from the crowd. Remember this.

And all that rage? All that anger? That sense of abandonment? Let it go. Don’t let it shape you into the wrong person, don’t let it darken your spirit. You have all the love in the world, and what you consider to be lacking, you’ll soon learn is a blessing for you. All is as it should be.

You’ve already met the love of your life, who will complete you in a way no one else can. And he will be there 10 years later. 

You’ve discovered your passion for photography. 

You have a life goal.

Identify the essential, eliminate the rest. No one can ever belittle you if you realize your worth.

You are strong, you are a force to be reckoned with…you just don’t know it yet. 

Love,

26 year old me.

Inspiration for the Day: Braids

Now that spring and summer are finally here, I thought it would be a good time to revisit some fun, messy and cute braided hairstyles. I love braids, and even though I suck at them sometimes, I still love to try to recreate all the beautiful styles I find on Pinterest. Here are a few ideas that have peaked my interest. These would be great for festivals, night outs or just quick morning do’s. ­čśÇ

   

             

Inspiration of The Day: Spring Flower Arrangements

You know, I’ve always considered myself to be the kind of girl who didn’t like or need flowers. For some reason, as I have gotten older, I’ve grown quite fond of them.

I feel like having them around really changes the atmosphere of a room, and lifts my spirits if I’m feeling down.

Derping around on Pinterest I found some great inspiration photos for some arrangement ideas. I’d love to run to Trader Joes, pick up some pretty flowers and try my hand at some of these. 

   

           

Which ones do you guys like? What are your favorite flowers?

Nails of the Week: Sally Hansens Jaded

  

Hello my friends!

I have another nail post for you tonight.

A few months ago I received this nail polish in an Influenster VoxBox. I’ve been obsessed with it since I got it. I’m sure if I have posted about this before, but I love this color so much I figured I’d share it again :) 

Jaded is a beautiful mint/sea foam green color. It’s perfect for spring and summer! 

This color is usually super opaque, and I never need more than one coat to fully cover my nails. But tonight I used a base coat to ensure the longest possible lasting time and it made the color go on a bit thin, so I needed a second coat or two. 

I love Sally Hansen polishes, they’re bright, glossy and super long lasting on my fickle nails.

:)

Thanks for reading!

Beauty Swaps!

hello there my friends!

I’m posting today to see if there are any fellow bloggers who would like to do a beauty swap with me. I’ve done one in the past, and I’m itching to do it again.

Beauty swaps are such a great way to try out new things that maybe aren’t readily available where you live. Anyone up for the challenge?

I’d love to do some themed swaps, summer/ spring related or challenge one like a $20 full face makeup challenge.

If you’re interested, shoot me an email chromamesilly@gmail.com or tweet me @tinyxthalia

:)

Hope to hear from you guys! 

Thanks!

The Hair Care Product You Didn’t Know You Needed; Just In Time For Summer!

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Even though in Miami it’s always been summer, I know the rest of America is itching to shed their winter coats and get their daily doses of sun. I don’t blame ya!

So in honor of spring being officially here, and summer just around the corner….it’s time to freshen up! Starting with our locks. 

Spring and summer are my favorite times of the year to sport beachy, messy waves. There’s just something about unkept hair that screams “I’ve been at the beach all day!”

That’s where Tresemm├ę Perfectly (un)done comes in to save the day. I’m a lover of hairstyles that are as effortless to create as they look. And this little miracle potion makes My life easier for sure. In the bottle, it’s a liquid…but once you dispense it, it becomes a foam, almost like a light mousse. It’s not sticky at all and it doesn’t leave your hair stiff or dried out. You can still run your fingers through your hair, it keeps it voluminous and doesn’t clump up your curls the way a hair spray would or some texturing sprays. Plus, it smells absolutely amazing. I wish my hair would smell that way all the time. I can’t quite place the smell, but it’s fresh and clean.

Here’s how I achieved the style in the photo above:

First, I washed my hair and let it air dry until it was mostly just damp.  

Then I took about two or three pumps of the foam and applied it to my hair, from the roots to the ends. Just running it through with my fingers. 

I put my hair up in a messy bun and let it finish drying. My hair dries really fast so it didn’t take long at all. I’ve even left it in a bun over night. The result is perfectly tousled, undone hair. For extra volume, I went in with a curling wand and touched up a few bits here and there, but other than that, voil├á! Perfect hair, in almost no time! 

I can’t explain how much I love this stuff. My hair is naturally wavy…but not enough to leave it alone. There’s always a myriad of products and tools to use and Tresemm├ę has successfully cut it down to just one product for exactly the style I want. ´╗┐it holds waves perfectly and I don’t find the need to go in with hair spray.

This has become a serious staple in my hair care and I’ve officially named it holy grail status. 

Amen. 

Oh, how the hair gods have blessed me. 

Face of the Day: Sexy Bachelorette Party Makeup

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Went to my first bachelorette party last weekend, and needless to say…it was exactly as the movies make it out to be. Wine, strippers and all lol

Anyway, I thought it would be cool to share my makeup for the night…as it’s much sexier than what I usually wear. 

Products used:

– ponds dry skin moisturizer to start

– maybelline baby skin primer 

– covergirl the de-puffer concealer in medium under my eyes and around my nose.

– rimmel stay matte powder in translucent 

– benefits Bella bamba blush

– nyc smooth skin bronzer in sunny

– Mac mineralize skinfinish in soft & gentle

– tarte “view from the taupe” shadow in my crease from the Be Mattenificent palette 

– for brow highlights and inner corner highlight I’m wearing “sand out from the crowd” also from tartes Be Mattenificent palette 

– Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara 

– stila stay all day liquid liner in intense black 

– Mac lip liner in Redd 

– Mac Matte lipstick in Lady Danger 

And that’s it, there’s my face lol

Thanks for reading folks!

Nails of the Week: Essie’s Butler Please

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I have dozens of nail polishes, yet I always gravitate towards the same ones. One of those is Butler Please. It’s the perfect color to get back into the spring and summer mood. It’s bright, long lasting and I consider the perfect shade of blue. Essie can do no wrong in my book, with my temperamental nails and all. Polishes don’t always survive very long with me without chipping but Essie and their ´╗┐formulas always keep my nailsies looking cute.

:) 

Warby Parker & My New Glasses

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Hey everyone! Today I want to share with you my new glasses from Warby Parker. :) If you follow this blog, you know I love them and have posted about them before. Well the time finally came to purchase new … Continue reading

Never Lose Your Headphones Again!

I’m the kind of person who constantly loses my headphones. Even the giant ones. As a matter of fact, the bigger they are…the easier they are to misplace for me.

So I have come up with a solution that can maybe work for some of you as well. I spent a lot of time online looking for a stand or something where I could always keep them readily available. But the stands were either not my taste, too big or too small or just too expensive.

During a trip to TJ Maxx, I was wandering around the home stuff when the idea hit me….

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Yes! Those adorable iron hooks make excellent headphone holder keeper things! (That’s exactly how I said it in my head too)

Anyway, I thought it was a neat way to keep my darling headphones always in reach… Instead of them doing some weird tango around the mess in my room.

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