Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Polished Beach Waves Tutorial (with heat)

Hey Y’all!
            During the summertime I don’t like to use a lot of heat on my hair, most of the time I just wash it and go. Beach waves are all the rage during the summertime, but personally I hate the way my hair looks with “no heat” waves (it ends up looking like a rat’s nest). For days when I want the look of beach waves, but more polished and less crazy, I use this method. So let’s get started!

1.      Brush and section hair into three parts.
2.      Starting at the bottom section, take a flat iron (mine is from Remmington) and a small section of your hair (less than an inch).
3.      Starting about two inches from the root of your hair, turn the flat iron 180 degrees toward your head.
4.      Slide it down your head about half an inch, and turn is 180 degrees away from your head.
5.      Repeat on the entire bottom section of hair.
6.      Take the middle section of hair and a section of hair a little bigger this time (about one inch).
7.      Repeat step three, but starting about three inches from the root of your hair.
8.      Slide the flat iron down about an inch between each turn.
9.      Finally, take the top section of hair and a section of hair that is about an inch and a half or bigger.
10.  Start about four inches away from the root this time, so as to keep the hair on top of your head a little straight and repeat step three.
11.  Keep the space between turns about two inches apart.
12.  After finishing all of the sections of hair, grab some beach spray and spray a light mist into hair.
13.  Flip your head upside down and lightly massage the roots of your hair to loosen up the waves, and then quickly flip head back up.
14.  Arrange your hair how you want and lightly spray it with hairspray.

            That’s it for my “polished beach waves” tutorial! Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to leave them in the comments section below or send me an email. I am currently trying to catch up with my posting schedule and I have several posts going up this week so look forward to that, and have a wonderful day J

Xoxo,       
Sadie Kate

*For some reason, my computer wouldn't let me upload the photos I took for this post. Sorry :(

Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer Lookbook 2014

Hey Y’all!
            I have to apologize for my posting schedule being a little off lately (for once I have actually had plans this week). Today I am doing a lookbook with three different outfits that are summer appropriate ranging from casual to dressy. So, let’s get started!






Blouse: American Eagle
Shorts: Blue Spice
Shoes: Sperry
Watch: Michael Kors





Dress: Sweet Rain
Heels: Bandolino
Sunglasses: Rockawear





Dress: Monteau
Shoes: Jack Rogers
Necklace: Bealls

            That’s it for my “summer lookbook”! Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to leave them in the comments section below or send me an email. I have another post about social media going up this weekend so look forward to that, and have a wonderful day J

Xoxo,        

Sadie Kate

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Cook with Me: Peanut Butter and Banana Parfait

Hey Y’all!
            This Saturday has been a day of relaxation from a hectic week of being out of the house almost every day. In the words of Bruno Mars, today I didn’t feel like doing anything, especially not spending time on making myself an elaborate breakfast. So, I put together this cute, but super easy parfait; let’s get started!

            Peanut Butter and Banana Parfait:


Ingredients:
·        Activia Vanilla Yogurt
·        Special K Low Fat Touch of Honey Granola
·        One Banana
·        Reese’s Pieces

Directions:
1.      Grab a clear container (I use a mason jar), and some vanilla yogurt. Using a teaspoon put a heaping teaspoonful (about half of a small container) into the bottom of the jar.



2.      Layer about a handful of granola on top of the yogurt.



3.      Peel and cut the banana into even pieces, and put enough in to cover the granola completely.



4.      Sprinkle some of the Reese’s Pieces over the banana slices.



5.      Repeat the process, starting from the yogurt, until the jar is full.


6.      Enjoy!

            That’s it for my “cook with me” post! Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to leave them in the comments section below or send me an email. I have some fun posts (and news) coming up next week so look forward to that, and have a wonderful day J

Xoxo,        

Sadie Kate

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Melt-proof Makeup Tutorial

Hey Y’all!
            Despite the depressing stormy weather, it has managed to stay consistently hot and humid. This makes wearing a full face of makeup difficult because after a few hours it seems to fade or crease. I wanted to put together a look that was both flattering and humidity proof for those of us who want to wear a little makeup even on unbearably hot days. So, let’s get started!



            Face:



1.      Physician’s Formula Super BB Cream in Light/Medium (SPF 30). Using your fingers, pat the BB Cream all over your face and blend it in.
2.      NYX Incredible Waterproof Concealer in Fair. Swipe under eyes and blend out with fingers, you can also put some on your eyelids to help prime them.
3.      Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Sand. I pat this in my t-zone and over my concealer and with a fluffy brush and blend it out to keep everything in place.

            Brows:



1.      Ofra Universal Eyebrow Pencil. Lightly fill in brows following their natural shape and “seal” with a clear brow gel (or clear mascara).

            Eyes:



1.      Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal Cream Eyeshadow in Inked in Pink. Use your ring finger to pat this all over your lid and blend it well.
2.      Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal Cream Eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze. Blend this shadow into the crease using your finger to make the eye more defined.
3.      Maybelline The Rocket Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara in Very Black. Curl your lashes and apply mascara to only the top lashes.

            Highlight/Contour:



1.      Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Candy Coral. Swirl this onto your cheekbones from the apples to your temples using your fingers.
2.      Benefit’s Sunbeam. Use this as a highlight by dotting it on top of your cheekbones, brow bones and anywhere else you want light to reflect off of and blend in with fingers.

            Lips:


1.      Wet n’ Wild Mega Last Liquid Lip Color in Do I Make You Blush? Swipe a lip stain on your lips for lasting color.

That’s it for my melt-proof makeup tutorial. Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to leave them in the comments section below or send me an email. I have a “cooking” post going up later this week, so look forward to that, and have a wonderful day J

Xoxo,

Sadie Kate

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Day in My Life: Keys Edition

Hey Y’all!
            If you follow me on Instagram, you probably have seen countless pictures from my adventures in the Florida Keys. For those of you that don’t know, my family owns a vacation/weekend house here. Every time we come here it’s always a good time and full of new adventures. I thought a sort of “day in my life” post would be a fun thing to share with y’all. So, let’s get started!
           
            Most days in the Keys, like today, I get to sleep in.

            Once I finally stumbled out of my bed, I grabbed something quick for breakfast and browsed Pinterest. 



            The weather here has been iffy with a lot of thunder storms during the afternoon. But, today we got lucky and were able to take a boat ride over to a little “beach” that we like to anchor at for picnics and swimming. It is one of my favorite opportunities for family time.




 

            After some fun in the sun, we headed back to our little piece of paradise to get cleaned up and relax.
            Some nights we go out to dinner at one of the local restaurants, but tonight our neighbors offered to cook us dinner. How could we resist home-made picadillo and rice and beans?


That’s it for my very first “a day in the life” post. Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to leave them in the comments section below or send me an email. I have some great posts planned for next week, so look forward to that, and have a wonderful day J

Xoxo,
Sadie Kate

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Outfit Ideas: Fourth of July

Hey Y’all!

            The Fourth of July is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to whip out any and every red, white, and blue article of clothing that we own. I love the idea of dressing up for and planning outfits around Independence Day. Today I have three outfits to show you all that are perfect for any plans you might have for the Fourth. Let’s get started!

Outfit One:


Blazer: Kenar
Tank top: Mossimo Supply Co. at Target
Shorts: Blue Spice
Shoes: Sperry’s Top Siders

Outfit Two:


Shirt: Levi’s
Tank top: Lebody
Shorts: Hollister
Shoes: City Sneaks at Payless
Necklace: Francesca’s

Outfit Three:


Shirt: Aeropostale
Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: Montego Bay Club at Payless
Watch: Michael Kors

            That’s it for my Fourth of July outfit ideas! Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to leave them in the comments section below or send me an email. I have a fun post involving the Florida Keys going up later this week, so look forward to that, and have a wonderful day J

Xoxo,
Sadie Kate


Friday, June 27, 2014

June Favorites 2014

Hey Y’all!
            This month has been all about trying new products; several of which have made their way into my day to day routine. I have been waiting to do a monthly favorites post for a while now. It’s a good excuse to think about which products I have been favoring more than others and give my opinions on them. So, let’s get started!
           
            Beauty:
1.      Avene Thermal Spring Water. I have mentioned this in some of my previous posts before, it is really that great. It adds extra hydration to my skincare routine, especially during the summertime.


2.      Maybelline Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara in Glam Black. Another favorite that has made frequent appearances here on my blog, this mascara is a great product to have when you are in a rush and want to give your lashes extra volume and length.


3.      Pixi Flawless Face Primer. I’m going to be honest and say that I have never been one to prime my skin. But, recently I have fallen in love with this primer because it gives my skin a nice glow and I don’t feel the need to wear a foundation over it.



            Fashion:
1.      Michael Kors Watch. I’m not exactly sure what style mine is because it was a gift from my parents for graduation, but I know that it is rose gold with a mid-sized face. I absolutely love it and wear it any chance that I get.


2.      Black tank top. A basic black tank top is a staple in my wardrobe. It’s a versatile piece that can work alone with a pair of high-waisted shorts or under a cute blouse.


3.      Jack Rogers in Fire Coral and Platinum. Again, I’m not exactly sure of the style because these were also a gift. If you are unsure about splurging on a pair of these, I highly recommend that you do. I wear mine every chance that I get and they dress up any outfit.



            Random:
1.      Orange is the New Black. I started watching this show earlier this month on Netflix, and enjoyed the storyline and sarcastic humor. But, they rated it “Mature Adult” for a reason, a lot of cursing and sexual references (sometimes scenes), so if you are sensitive to that I do not recommend it.


2.      Beat of the Music by Brett Eldredge. You can bet that 90% of the time, a country song will be my favorite song. I have had this song on repeat all month.


3.      The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I love reading, especially during the summertime by the pool or on the boat. I am probably one of the last people on earth to be reading this book, but I don’t care because it was worth the wait to read.
                                                                                   
                                                                            
            That’s it for my June (and very first) favorites! Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to leave them in the comments section below or send me an email. I have some great posts planned for July, so look forward to that, and have a wonderful day J

Xoxo,
Sadie Kate