Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Words of Wisdom: December 3

Hello, hello!
I hope you are doing well! Here's your extra dose of inspiration for this week. :)




Which did you like most?

Seeing the happiness,
Ashley

Monday, December 15, 2014

Photo Diary: Enjoying Spain

Hello again,

The time has come for my to share the latest happenings with me here in Spain. Enjoy!

Spanish Classes:
Doing some homework, deberes en español
Mi escuela
Even the Metro station in downtown Barcelona is pretty 
Mediterranean Food:
Typical Mediterranean salad
Jamón, it doesn't get more Catalan than that!
Pinchos, the smaller version of tapas

Homemade 
Niñas:
I'm au pair to this girl and her older sister, Marta
The little girl on the left is Nuria, a cousin

Sights:
Las Ramblas
On a hike in November
Watching Castellers build a human tower
:)
What have you done lately?

Enjoying Spain,
Ashley

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Winter Bucket List & Autumn Recap

Welcome to Winter.
For many, it has already felt like winter for a few months but it doesn’t officially start until December 21st. So I saw this a great time to share with you my bucket list for this winter and fill you in on how I did this past fall.
Here is a refresher on my Autumn 2014 Bucket List:

How did I do?

Well, look at that; I managed to achieve each goal for the season. Some were easier than others and I’ll give you an in-depth look at my time in Germany very soon. I fully embraced fall fashion, as it is my favorite. I also made time for reading and came across a great book which I have already shared here.
What did you accomplish this autumn?

Now here is a look at my Winter 2014 Bucket List:

This winter I will...
Give Thanks
Be Present
Celebrate in a New Country
Embrace Winter Fashion
Enjoy Cocoa and Christmas Movies
Take Winter Walks

How do you think I will do? What’s do you hope to accomplish before this year is finished?

Ready to take on the cold,
Ashley

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Words of Wisdom: December 2

Hello there!

How are you doing this fine week? Are you getting into the holiday spirit?!
Enjoy this week's weekly pick-me-up. :)



Don't make these mistakes and you'll get where you want to be

Don't assume you know the best for others
Motivated,
Ashley

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Words of Wisdom: December 1

Hi there!

How are you this week? I have been a bit down, but reading through these quotes helped to perk me back up! I hope they do the same for you. :)





Have you heard any great advice lately?

In need of some holiday cheer,
Ashley

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Words of Wisdom: November 4

Hi,

Today is Wednesday and you know what that means.. another roundup of picture quotes.



Letting the words speak for themselves,
Ashley

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Beauty Swap Review

Hi!
A while back I shared with you that took part in a swap with another blogger, Eli from Marshmellow Diary. It was a great experience that started back when I posted my makeup collection this past spring. Eli is from Spain and so once I knew I was moving out here, I let her know I’d be happy to bring her some U.S. beauty goodies in exchange for an introduction to some that can be found here in Europe.
She did a terrific job choosing lots of things for me to try out. After spending some time using everything she sent, I feel ready to give you my thoughts on each thing.

My beauty box included:

‘Zaija’ Manuka Tree Cleansing Gel- an awesome, natural cleanser; one of my favorites!
‘Balance Me’ Face Oil- comes in a rollerball, used like other facial oil; I use this after nightly cleansing
‘China Glaze’ nail polish in “Be Merry, Be Bright”- I haven’t used this yet, but it’s perfect for a BCN game or this season
‘Model Co.’ eyeshadow duo “Bronzed Goddess”- neutral shadows are my favorite and these enhance the eyes nicely
‘Essence’ eyeliner in white- I use this in my lower lash line, I like this look but I still prefer nude liner
‘Essence’ eyeliner in “Leaves are the New Beef”- gorgeous bronze/brown creamy eye pencil
‘Essence’ lipliner in “Honey Berry”- bold blue berry hue; I’m not big on bold lips but I love this!
‘Essence’ XXXL Shine lipgloss in “True Love”- I used this on top of the lipliner, beautiful combination
‘Catrice’ Shimmering Bronzing Powder- I have been using this as a top layer of sorts to wherever I apply bronzer
‘Catrice’ Light-Reflecting Concealer- this stuff is great, very creamy and easy to apply. I haven’t quite perfected how to make it not crease though
‘I <3 Makeup’ Goddess of Love Highlighter- gives skin a pretty luminescence
double pocket mirror- every girl needs one!
Bracelet- not a “beauty item” per say, but it does dress up an outfit
‘Valor’ (Spanish brand) chocolates- SO GOOD!! :D
Pouch with samples- I'm using this pouch as a makeup bag while I'm in Germany this weekend!

Thanks again, Eli! :)

Ashley