Adventure update! Watch my youtube channel to see what I've been up to lately!
MY VLOG CHANNEL!
Friday, July 17, 2015
I have a vlog channel!! And there's actually a video or two on there! I love recording when I'm out and about traveling or in Atlanta, but I never actually end up posting anything to social media. One day I decided I would give vlogging a try. I used to say my friends and I should have our own show because we always get into something. I love that my friends love to live and explore. And yes...I am a snapchat addict, but the time has come where 10 second videos and a 24hr expiration date is not enough. I'm still getting used to filming in public, but check out my first video! I don't do much talking...yet, but I do a lot of filming of friends and activities. I need to remember to look at the camera more often.
Anyways! Check out my videos! Subscribe if you like!
Until next time,
A Trip to Savannah
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Over the past two years, I've been to many festivals and have made amazing friends along the way, but it's hard to see them when they live out of town. Every once in a while I love taking spontaneous trips to go visit them in their cities. Not only do I get to catch up with them, but I get to travel and explore hole in the walls. Recently, my boyfriend and I made a trip to Savannah for 4th of July to visit one of our friends we met at a festival. It was only a 4 hour trip, and we were able to stay with him, his wife, and his awesome dog. Here are a few photos I managed to snap during the rainy weekend.
Until next time!
Good vibes, happy times!
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Breakfast. Something I rarely ever get to cook for myself. I spend most of my days at work downing an iced coffee and running around. One day out of the week however, I can cook myself some breakfast at home. And that is exactly what I did this past week. But somehow...breakfast turned into more than just the first meal of my day...it became a therapeutic session. It was my time to disconnect from the world and have a moment to myself...
Until next time!
Review: KISS Gel Fantasy (ready to wear gel) nails
Friday, June 26, 2015
So I just want to say that I'm not a big fake nail kinda girl and this was actually my first time trying anything like this out. I was a little worried when I bought these because I use my hands a lot at work and having a missing nail...was not something I wanted happening to me. The pack came with several different sizes to fit everyone's nails. It also came with two types of adhesives; an adhesive tab and glue. After I cut my nails, I peeled off the sticky tabs and put them directly onto my nails and then pressed on each nail. I loved the way these nails looked in the box, but once I had all of them on...it looked like I just got my nails done for my wedding. I love anything sparkly, but I think this was a little too much for my complexion. It only took me about 15 minutes to apply. Shortly after, I was out the door and on to my Atlanta adventures! That night I came back with 9 nails. Yup...not for me. I got home and applied another nail...but this time with the glue. Lesson learned? Always use the glue. It held up so much better. So what are my official thoughts?
Here it is: I love how pretty the designs are and I like that there are bigger size options for nails. Would I wear an entire set? Heck no lol. Personally, an entire hand of sparkly is too much for me. And truth is, I can't wear these with my job. However, I can absolutely wear one nail on each hand just for the design itself. It looks so much better as an accent rather than having the design on every nail. I've had mine stay on this entire week! Also, I'm not very good at drawing designs on my hand, but if I can attach a pre-designed fake nail, I will totally do it. *insert muahahahaha here* I'm currently looking into buying more. Will I buy the same brand? Maybe, maybe not. I paid about $11 for these and I think I've seen more inexpensive ones available. Think of the possibilities ladies!!
Until Next Time!
Good vibes :)
Review: COVERGIRL truBLEND foundation + L'OREAL Voluminous Million Lashes Excess
Thursday, June 18, 2015
I'm the kind of girl who loves sticking to what she knows works best, but sometimes I get that urge to find something bigger and better. Well guys...I don't think I've found it yet...at the drugstore anyways. I love my L'OREAL true match foundation. It's the best one I've used so far from the drugstore. I always go back to it, but recently I decided to give another guy a chance. Same goes with my mascara...although I'm more willing to explore several different mascaras! Keep reading to find out what I thought about my new purchases!
I was immediately drawn to Covergirl's truBLEND foundation because the color looked insanely similar to my skin just by looking at it. So what did I think about it? Straight to the point, this foundation wasn't for me. I'm not sure if I like the lotion feeling consistency it has, but I would consider it a light-medium coverage just because I currently have acne scaring and it was hard to cover with this foundation -with or without a brush. It did feel nice once on and the pump was a great plus, but if this was a first date, we didn't have chemistry...we didn't click. :( But remember guys, what might not work for me, could work for you. The color I used was in m5, and it cost me about $8.
Moving on to the next product! I'm always trying out new mascaras, but I'm very picky about the type of mascara I get. I have very long lashes and have found that big brush type wands work better for me...not the plastic/rubber comb ones. Why? Because the brushes give me more volume and coat more individual lashes. So here I go, out of my comfort zone, I tried one of these rubber wands.
With the rubber comb type wands, I tend to get messy and get mascara all over my eyes. I also have a really hard time getting my bottom lashes. Maybe I just haven't quite figured out the technique for using these brushes, but the formula itself isn't bad at all. It does last long and it dries once you apply it. Totally a good thing because I've tried mascaras that somehow still feel wet on the lashes. Even after a nap, my lashes were still looking pretty good and not clumped up. Oh another thing, I really don't like mascaras that have a strong odor to them...and this isn't one of them. It has a low, mild odor. :) I won't be returning this mascara because well...the packaging is pretty and today I received a compliment on my lashes. That's worth something right? It's going into my back-up mascaras. At around $7, I think I'll be okay keeping it. I did like the formula.
Well guys...thats all I have for you today! I hope my personal thoughts and experiences helped you in some way. I've been so busy lately, I'm glad I had time to write up this post! I'm off to go color my roots and lighten my brows! As you can see in my photos, my roots are trying to say hello... If you enjoyed my post, follow my blog! Or follow me on google+! :) ...pssst, I have an instagram too!!!
Until next time!
Keep the good vibes,
LAKE CAMPING TRIP + YOUTUBE UPDATE
Monday, June 15, 2015
Here are some photos from my camping trip back in May. I didn't take too many photos because it was sort of a therapeutic trip I took with my friends, but I did manage to take some footage. Hopefully, I'll be able to upload a video soon!
If anyone has been wondering where I've been or why I haven't updated my Instagram or blog lately, it's because I've been going on a lot of adventures lately. Between out of state music festivals, camping trips, and shows in Atlanta, I've been pretty busy to update my blog :( I've also been studying for a new job I just started! I get to work from home so I'll be able to work on my blog and youtube channel!
It may actually be a while before I actually upload videos on there because I'm still experimenting with editing and music. If you're interested in what I will be vlogging about here's a quick summary about LifeWithLaly:
Follow me here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjP59hw0FrqsL1cifofc63g
LifeWithLaly: In case you haven't figured it out yet...I am Laly! It's the nickname my closest friends gave me. Music is a big part of my everyday life, every day has to have a soundtrack. I need to have my music just like I need to have my iced coffee. Follow me as I go on adventures in Atlanta or out of state for music festivals, shows, or life adventures in general! Meet the people I meet on a weekly basis. Everyone has a life story and a journey, join me as I cross paths with them. :)
Until my next post!
(sooner than you think!)
Good vibes, iced coffee, and wine! ;)
SELL YOUR UNLOVED CLOTHES ON VINTED!
Thursday, May 14, 2015
I have been using the Vinted app for quite some time now. I know I'm not the only girl who holds on to clothing and shoes she no longer wears! Sometimes, I love looking at my shoes more than I do wearing them hahah. One day I decided to put up some items I no longer wanted. I have since sold quite a few pieces! Here's a quick rundown on how it works.
On the vinted app, you can shop other girls' closets and vice versa! You can make offers on items or you can also trade items! (Note: Vinted does take a percentage out for being the middle part, but they let you know exactly how much you would make on an item) The buyer always pays for shipping, you just have to make sure you select the correct size for your package! Once the buyer submits their payment, Vinted then emails you the shipping label to print. Pick up a couple of boxes from the Post Office (totally free), package your item nicely, tape the shipping label on it, and ship it out! Just be sure to grab the proper boxes! You do NOT want the FLAT RATE boxes. Vinted gives you a timeframe to send the package to the buyer and also lets you know once a package has been scanned and sent! When the buyer receives the package, payment is then forwarded to you via Vinted. You will have to add your bank account info for them to pay you.
So far, I have not had any problems! I've tried using Poshmark before, but I get so easily overwhelmed, I end up giving up. Vinted is just simpler to me. When I decide to try Poshmark again, I'll be sure to post about it. I have friends who love that app! Are you a Vinted girl or a Poshmark girl? Want to check out my closet? (You can click on the side of the page on the Vinted Button)
Or check me out here:
(Ps- Autocorrect messed up my name when I was signing up!)
Until Next Time!
Good Vibes, Iced Coffee, and Wine… ;)
Sensationail FUSE gelnamel Review (Bonus: Sensationail gel primer + base & top coat)
Monday, May 4, 2015
I am a huge gel polish lover! I do a lot of work with my hands and getting a regular manicure is usually a waste of money for me. My nail polish will always chip within the first two days. With gel polish, my nails can grow longer, won't chip, and last for as long as two weeks. However, going to the nail salon every so often can get pricey and I still have not found my go-to nail salon. Most of the salons I go to, don't have a wide variety of colors I want, or do a mediocre job on my nails. So what better solution than to get my own gel polish kit and do it myself? That's exactly what I did. I went to walmart and picked up the affordable Sensationail FUSE gelnamel kit for $13 as well as the Sensationail Gel Primer + Base & Top Coat for $10. Here is my first impression of these products:
I was initially doing a test run before I would fully commit to a review on this, but I did manage to capture some photos along the way. I followed the directions step by step. I buffed the shine off my nails, wiped each one individually with the cleanser, applied a light coat of the FUSE polish, and capped the ends before moving on to the UV light. I repeated a second coat of the polish making sure I did not have any unwanted excess. I used the UV light again and so far…everything was going well!
I was instructed to use the cleanser to wipe off the sticky residue left on top of the nail, but I immediately noticed the shine was dulled. According to the instructions, they claimed the shine would come back over time… I also noticed a tiny tiny bit of the blue polish come off with the cleanser. It also did not feel like a regular gel polish on my nails.
Halfway through the next day, this is what my nails looked like. The ends were beginning to chip and I began to peel away at them. I was completely convinced I was going to return this product.
Later that day when I got home, I decided to use the primer and base & top coat that I purchased seperately with my own nail polish to see if I got better results.
After removing the blue FUSE polish, I buffed my nail of any shine, and wiped it down with the cleanser from the FUSE starter kit. Then, I applied the primer onto each of my nails.
Next, I applied a thin base coat and put it under the UV light from the FUSE starter kit for 30 seconds.
After each base coat, I applied my regular nail polish and waited for it to dry. This part was tricky because you need to make sure each coat is flat and even. Once the regular nail polish was dry, I applied the gel top coat and used the UV light for another 30 seconds.
After I was done with the base coat, I then wiped off the sticky residue with the cleanser and pads from the FUSE starter kit. My nails did not lose their shine and to this day have still not chipped on me. :)
Honestly, I would not repurchase the Sensationail Fuse Starter Kit again, I will actually be returning it. I wasn't fond of the formula at all.
I did however like the Sensationail primer + base & top coat. I have heard of girls being able to use their own polish by just using the top & base coat, and I'm glad I was able to do it too. Go ahead and just invest in a full hand UV light starter kit that comes with a polish and top coat. It's less time consuming and you'll be happier with the results!
Until Next Time!
Good Vibes, Nice Nails, and Wine… ;)