Pool day Playlist

Good Morning 🙂 I hope you all are having a great week so far. To continue on with my summer series, I am sharing my top songs that I can’t stop playing. I don’t know about anyone else but any day that I am not working I have spent laying in the pool. It’s so relaxing to kick back and listen to your favorite songs while soaking up the sun. No matter if I’m in the car, laying by the pool, going to the beach, here are my top songs that you need to have on your playlist this summer.

  • Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake ( I am obsessed with this song!)
  • Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers
  • Kill Em with Kindness – Selena Gomez
  • Me Too – Meghan Trainor (Every time I hear this song I can’t get it out of my head lol)
  • Work from Home – Fifth Harmony

And I have to throw in some country songs for the summer too. These songs are not new but I have been loving them for a while and never get tired of them.

  • Play It Again – Luke Bryan
  • This Is How We Roll – Florida Georgia Line
  • Where It’s At – Dustin Lynch
  • That’s My Kinda Night – Luke Bryan
  • Cruise – Florida Georgia Line

If you couldn’t already tell I really like Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line lol. Let me know what is on your summer playlist down below!

Alissa ❤

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Summer Lovin

Hey everybody, my summer was off to a rocky start (being sick for two weeks), but now I am feeling great and can’t wait to write some more posts. I love everything about summer from the beauty products, fashion, and activities I can never get enough. So one day me and my little sis decided to do a fun summer shoot. She took photography classes this past school year and really got into it. I couldn’t just pick one to use for a post so I am showing you my top picks that she took. I love the way they turned out and this was so much fun to do!

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I hope you all are having some summer fun, let me know what you’ve done so far 🙂

Alissa ❤

Weekly Beauty Obsession

Happy Humpday 🙂 I hope you all have had a great week so far. My schedule has been busy and off for the last week, so I’m happy to finally sit down and write a post! Last week me and my sister made a quick stop into  Walgreens and I found a mascara that I love….it’s the Wet n’ Wild Lash-O-Matic mascara and fiber extensions. I have never tried a fiber mascara before but since my lashes are so tiny and short I thought I’d give it a go. When your using this there is a process that you have to follow to insure that your lashes are going to last all day. First put on the mascara like you normally would, then take the fibers and focus applying them just on the tips of your lashes (if you put the fibers on like you would mascara then your probably going to end up with fibers in your eyes). After that you seal it with the same mascara you started with. I love this because it’s a “your lashes but better” look.

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The only cons I would say to this product is the removal. It’s kind of annoying to have fibers all over your face when your removing your makeup. Also when you first open the fiber tube there’s a million little fibers that pop up. However those aren’t deal breakers for me but I know some people really don’t like that.

This mascara is my go-to lash look because it looks amazing without having to deal with false lashes.

Let me know what your favorite mascara is and if there is anything that I should try!

Alissa ❤

Summer Style: Day to Night

Hello everyone, today I am sharing one of my favorite looks, which is an easy way to wear a summer dress from daytime appropriate to a night out look. For me a basic flowy dress is essential for the summer time because you can dress it up or down and no matter how hot it gets it will still be comfortable. I love this dress I got from H&M and the best part is it was only $17.99 and all you need are a few accessories.

Day Look:

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I love the pocket detailing on this dress it makes it unique.

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This dress paired with a crystal necklace and a cross-body makes it simple and cute for any summer day.

Night Look:

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To make this a night out look just pair it with a long necklace, some wedges or booties and a clutch then your good to go!IMG_0304

I’ve had a lot of people ask me if you can mix brown with black, and my rule is yes! Some people don’t like to and that’s totally fine, but whenever you are working with neutrals they always work together.

I hope this helped to give you some summer style inspo. Have a great weekend!

Alissa ❤

Play Ball

Good Morning, I hope everyone’s summer is going great so far! Summer is probably my favorite season, one of those reason’s is because it’s baseball season. I was so happy this weekend to finally have some time to go to a game. When your at the stadium it calls for taking as many pictures as possible and using all of the teams snapchat filters, it’s to much fun to pass up. Today I am taking you into my snapchat of game day.

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Gotta keep yourself entertained on the way to the stadium. Although this is pretty much an everyday pic with my little sister lol.

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Pre game, everyone was out getting food so it looks empty here. When the game actually started it was pretty full.

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It was finally game time.

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If you guys haven’t seen the video of “chewbacca mom” then you need to go to YouTube right now to watch it. She was so funny and it was Star Wars night at the stadium so they had her throw out the first pitch of the game.

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Since this is the Tampa Bay Rays Stadium you can’t go there without going to the touch tank filled with sting rays. (Sorry it’s blurry I couldn’t upload the video, so this was the best I could get)

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By the end of the game we were dead so we were trying to stay awake at this point.

I love game day’s so much it’s fun to be in the stadium with so much energy. I hope you enjoyed my little look back of the weekend. What’s your favorite summer time activity to do or go to? Until next time have a great day 🙂

Alissa ❤

Hello Weekend

Ok. So, not entirely but each day would start so happier if I didn't have to be jolted awake by that thing.... which leads to more happiness. .. so I say. .. it's a thing!:

Happy Friday!! This morning has been a spilled Starbucks drink all over the car, kind of morning. Although this quote isn’t so true for me this weekend, I have a pretty busy schedule but I am so excited for it. Tomorrow I will be up at a football field for cheerleading camp at 8:15 am, then come home, get ready and I’m off to Tampa for the evening. I will be going to the Tampa Bay Rays game with my family. Anybody who knows me, knows that I love watching baseball. I really love going to the games because there is so much to do around the stadium (sometimes I don’t even get to my seat for the game lol). Then Sunday will be spent working all afternoon. For tomorrow though I thought I would share my fun with you all so I will be periscoping periodically throughout the day.You should go follow me on periscope @alissagilbert14 so you can come along with me 🙂 I hope you all have an amazing weekend!

Alissa ❤

Favorite Fitness Brand

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With summer starting that doesn’t mean working out is over. Now that you got your summer bod it’s time to maintain it and keep yourself healthy the rest of the year. Let’s face it, it’s a lot more fun to do when you can go to the gym feeling confident in what your wearing. I love trying out new workout clothes, but in order for it to work for me they have to#1 look cute and #2 be functional (which probably should be #1). I have to feel comfortable when I workout and I don’t want my active wear to fade after washing it a few times. Thankfully I have found that with my favorite pair of workout leggings from Alphalete Athletics.

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The company was started by Christian Guzman, a fitness YouTuber, and he makes nothing but high quality products. After I ordered these in the mail and saw them, yes they looked cute and fit will, but I thought they would for sure become faded and falling apart after wearing them for about a month. However that is not the case, I have worn these through numerous workouts, put in the washer and dryer and they still look really nice. I have become obsessed with these, they are so comfortable and look good with anything. These are not compression pants but they kind of have that feel. Which is nice because they don’t stretch out. I think Alphalete is an amazing, high quality brand that is definitely worth splurging on. Let me know if you have a favorite fitness brand or have tried any products from Alphalete!

Alissa ❤

New Urban Decay Lipsticks!

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Don’t you love it when you get unexpected mail! With a rainy summer start Ulta and Urban Decay fixed that right away. I was lucky to receive 24 samples of the new vice lipsticks that are coming out in about a week! Since yesterday (or today) haven’t been the best days to go outside, I spent some time experimenting with the new lipsticks. I have never tried Urban Decay lipsticks before but their new collection is amazing. With 100 new colors and six different finishes there is literally something for everybody. The finishes are Sheer Shimmer ( a light wash of color), Sheer (light, matte wash of color), Metallized (glittery and gorgeous), Cream (glides on your lips so smooth), Comfort Matte (very matte without looking or feeling dry cracked lips), and Mega Matte (very pigmented, no shine at all but easy to glide on your lips). My favorite by far was the Comfort Matte finish, it was the matte look everybody is obsessed with but didn’t feel matte on your lips. The color stayed in place without that gross drying feeling many matte lipsticks have.

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I loved all of the lipsticks in the collection so it was hard to narrow down my favorites. I picked three different colors that every girl should have in their makeup collection. The first picture on the top is the Comfort Matte lipstick in the color Menace. This is the perfect pop of pink for summer. The second on the top is the Mega Matte lipstick in the color 714, a classic red for a night out. The last color on the bottom is the Cream lipstick in the color Naked. This is the perfect color for an everyday look no matter what time of year it is.

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Here are swatches of all 24 lipstick samples that I received. They are releasing these amazing colors (plus 76 more) on June 16 at Ulta. If you can you should definitely stop by Ulta to check out the colors for yourself they really are good, high quality lipsticks. If you can’t already tell I’m obsessed.

I hope your summer is off to a great start so far, and I will be back later this week!

Alissa ❤

 

 

Summer Series

Happy Monday everybody! I am so excited that June is here and after having a pool day on Saturday I finally feel like summer is here. I love summer so much between the pool, beach, getting tan and having movie nights I can never get enough of it. Today is going to be my first post of my summer series 🙂 This summer we will be covering beach essentials, summer makeup, cute diy’s and so much more. We are going to start off this summer series today with some fitspo.

Over the weekend I saw a post about a guy on YouTube called “The Fitness Marshall” and I just thought it was another fitness youtuber. He’s definitely not though, Caleb Marshall incorporates fitness, dance and your favorite songs in a fun, energetic, and entertaining way. The best part is you don’t have to be a dancer to be able to learn his dances. You just have to love to dance and put your own spin on it. To me dancing is my favorite exercise I never get tired of it and watching The Fitness Marshall is so entertaining and I’m now obsessed with his videos.

This is a great workout option for rainy summer days when you don’t want to step outside or can’t make it to the gym. His video work is one of my top favorites and I’m probably going to learn all of it today lol and maybe some of his other dances because I can’t stop watching them.

If there is anything you want to see in my summer series coming up let me know in the comments. I hope you all have fun working it in this dance 😉 Have a great day!

Alissa ❤

 

The Beauty Tag

Hi everybody, I hope your week is amazing so far! Earlier this week I was reading a post by one of my favorite bloggers, Amanda Bella, and she did The Beauty Tag. She invited anyone who wanted to participate in this tag to do a post. I thought it was too cute I couldn’t pass it up. Here it goes:

  1. What is your favorite brand of makeup?
  • As much as I love drugstore makeup, Too Faced is by far my favorite brand. Everything I try from them I always love.
  1. How do you feel about fake lashes?
  • I think fake lashes look so pretty and some people can pull them off whenever they want but that’s not me. I only wear them when I want a dramatic look or if I am doing something cheerleading/dance related.
  1. Where do you sit/stand to put your makeup on everyday?
  • I sit down and do my makeup in my bedroom every day (it’s also where I film all of my beauty videos). I have it all set up on my dresser and my parents found a vintage vanity chair at a garage sale that I use every day and love so much!
  1. Do you like to watch any YouTube beauty gurus? Who?
  • I am kind of obsessed with watching YouTube videos and it all started with Jaclyn Hill. I saw one of her videos in a recommended section clicked on it and loved watching her. I learned so much from watching her and I love how I got to watch her career grow so much in just a few years.
  1. When did you start wearing makeup? Do you remember the first product you ever used?
  • I didn’t start wearing a lot of makeup until my senior year in high school/beginning of college. I would wear a lot when I had to cheer at a football game or had a performance but wouldn’t really wear it day to day. The first product I used was lip gloss. When I was 6 or 7 I got a pack of 12 Lip Smackers that smelled like fruit and I would wear it everyday. Ever since then I have always been obsessed with glossy lips lol.
  1. What’s you’re favorite mascara?
  • My favorite mascara is the Better Than Sex mascara by Too Faced, but for an everyday mascara I love the Maybelline Falsies.
  1. What’s your go-to everyday hairstyle?
  • It is definitely a bun, whether it’s a ballerina bun, donut, messy I wear them all of the time. People at work are always surprised when I wear my hair down.
  1. When do you feel most beautiful?
  • This question is hard for me because I can feel confident and beautiful being glammed out in a full face of makeup. Or I can be wearing very minimal makeup and still feel just as great. I guess it just depends on what I feel like but I think nothing beats the cat filter from snapchat, the eyeliner is too great lol. IMG_0112

I hope you enjoyed this post, if you haven’t seen Amanda’s blog yet you should definitely check it out here. If you are feeling up to it I invite anyone who wants to answer the questions to do so, and let me know so I can read it too 🙂 I hope you all have an amazing day!

Alissa ❤