orlando beauty blogger

Classic Casual Look

Hey guys! Hope you're having a great week so far! Quick life update for you I'm gearing up for a busy fall. We are headed to Vegas this month, possibly planning some beach trips for September, and I'm boarding my first cruise ship in October. I have weddings booked, wedding planning for my own big day, and starting to plan for the holidays, I seriously need more time in a day, anyone else? 

Anyways...I've got a classic Laramie look for y'all today. When it's not boiling outside a look like this is pretty much my go to. I love everything girly and dressy don't get me wrong but I'm a jeans and t-shirt girl through and through. Old Navy has always had some of my favorite jeans and I love a good distressed pair of denim! Paired with a fun t-shirt with some embroidery from Loft and fun flats (again from Old Navy) add some sunnies and I'm good to go anywhere. This look in total is under $50, you know I love me a sale!!! I hope you love this look!

Let me know what you would like to see next on the blog? Do you want to see some beauty products? Transitional pieces going into fall from summer? Let me know!

 

Blushing Pink

We are gearing up for spring which means I'm pulling out my pastels, my favorite! This is one of my favorite outfits to go from a day at the office to happy hour after work. I really love to have pieces in my closet that are easy to wear casually or dress them up, versatility is key! This top is from Loft on sale, skirt is TJ Maxx and shoes are from Nordstrom Rack. All classic pieces that can mix and match with other things! This is also a great look for Easter coming up and I'll be posting some great dresses for the holiday as well in the next few weeks! Make sure to keep an eye out! 

Microblading Game Changer with VAMPD

So if you didn't know I fill in my brows everyday, it's a necessity! In middle school I got my hands on a pair of tweezers and needless to say my mother warned me and guess what I looked surprised for like a year with the little brows I had left. Moral of the story, mother is always right! Anyways since then I've filled them in with any and every eyebrow product! Filling your brows in is a process and part of my daily routine but it takes me a good 10 minutes to do my brows and living in Florida and especially in the summer time brows just don't stay in tact with swimming and pool days they would just wear off.

I decided to try microblading and am super happy with my choice! Yes I will probably still use my brow products because it's a habit and I like to be extra but it's nice to know I don't have to! The process takes about an hour and a half give or take and will last you a year to 18 months. Yes it's an investment but super worth it! 

The process entails measurements and creating an outline of the desired shape of your brows, then numbing your brows before starting the microblading process.  It's not super painful either and if you're like me and can't handle a ton of pain don't worry, if I can do it so can you!

Interested in learning about the process or interested in getting your brows done? 

Check out VAMPD: Here

Some of the process as well as the before and after is below:

Mary Kay Skincare Review and Q&A

I've been testing out the Mary Kay Timewise skin care routine for about the last month and am really loving the results. Below I'll talk about the routine as well as do a Q&A with Julie, a Mary Kay consultant about working with the company and what she loves about it! Keep reading!


DSC_0017.jpg

I've been using this skin care routine for about a month and am easing my way into it as my skin is super sensitive and freaks out at any change in product especially when changing a whole routine. I started by just using the routine at night and am just starting to incorporate it in the morning. If you drastically change your skin care routine your skin will more than likely go through a phase of purging. The first week or two I did go through a little bit of purging, a few breakouts but nothing major and they wouldn't last long as the products are improving my skin. Just be aware when using new products how your skin reacts, if your face drastically breaks out or gets a rash maybe that product isn't for you, it happens! 

I was so surprised with the difference in my skin just by using the routine at night that I'm excited to see how my skin will improve using it both day and night! 

I will be doing check ins over the next few months with these products and keep you all posted as to what I think!

Below you can find my Q & A with Julie about her Mary Kay Journey and if you want to chat with her about products here is her IG: @julievanderwerf


1. What made you get involved with Mary Kay and become a consultant?

 I was at my first facial with my beautiful sister and at the time I really struggled with acne, so the Clearproof products by Mary Kay that felt so amazing on my skin and I noticed a difference after just one use. The consultant who gave us facials was so friendly and down-to-earth, she shared her vision and goals of building her team and earning her first free car. I never in a million years thought I would make a great consultant but after a my sister told me I would be great I decided, why not?! I knew I could work the business around my school schedule and my other job and was so impressed by the company's values of Faith first, family second, career third and living life by the Golden Rule I knew it was the perfect fit. So the very same day I started my Mary Kay journey. 

2. What is your favorite part about the company and being a part of it?

 My favorite thing about this company is the people and our founder Mary Kay Ash. I read her story after starting my business and was so impressed by her grit and her love for women. She truly went out on a limb to start the company less than one month after loosing the love of her life, Mel Ash to a fatal heart attack. She knew women needed an opportunity for financial independence, so she kept going and started this beautiful company. I love that the leaders of our company do everything within their power to keep the legacy of giving going so we can enrich more lives. 

3. What is your favorite product, if you could only pick one?

This is such a tough question, if I only had to pick one- I couldn't live without my moisturizer. I use the TimeWise combination/oily and I couldn't live without hydration. 

4. What advise do you have for other girl bosses out there?

Best tip ever, forget P&L as far as profit and loss. Switch to People and Love- Yes we are in business and need to provide for ourselves and our families but when you focus on others and filling their needs, or simply making them feel special- you will always be successful. Get the dollar signs out of your eyes and focus on building relationships. (I got that one from Mary Kay but it has become my motto) 

September Favorites

I can't believe September is already over and we are heading into October and then we'll blink and it will be the holidays! This part of the year seems to fly by always. September has been a busy month, full of apartment hunting, collaborations, and brunches! We finally found an apartment and we couldn't be more excited to move! I'll keep you all posted with all that fun on my IG stories :) I'm so excited for all the fun things October holds and I'll be sharing all the event on my blog and IG! For now here are all the things I've been loving in the month of September!


Beauty Products:

In September I've been playing with all kinds of fall colors and pulling out my richer tones. I've been living for the L'oreal Infalliable Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick, this is probably one of the most comfortable liquid lip I've ever tried! The product lasts all day through eating and drinking without ever re-applying! There's a great range of colors and they are perfect for this season! Another beauty favorite as always is colourpop, I've been obsessed with the "I Think I Love You" palette as well as the "Yes, Please!" palette both are great for everyday and can create tons of looks! One more essential that has been my go to this month is the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation! I love how it looks on my skin and doesn't feel like I'm wearing anything and they have tons of shades!


Skin Care Products:

Along with my products from last month these are some of my must have skin care products for this month. Formula 10.0.6 is one of my go to's for masks especially and I love the "Get your Glow On" peel off mask! Next up my favorite cream cleanser ever is from Aveeno, this one is my ride or die I use it every night before I got to bed to help keep my complexion blemish free and skin feeling clean! Finally for skin care I love the Pixi by Petra Glow Tonic To Go Pads these are great for everyday and especially great for travel! 


Fashion & Accessories:

I love rich tones for fall, plum, mustard, forest green, they just really scream fall! Old Navy as always is my go to they have tons of great fall looks right now with a variety of beautiful colors and pieces to choose from! Also my favorite earrings all month have been these simply gold oval hoops. I love gold for fall to go with all the warm tones so these are my favorite touch to any fall look! Next up is this stunning LC by Lauren Conrad bag from Kohl's. I again love the mustard color which is still a neutral for fall and the detail on the bag is perfection! Lastly, booties are a given for the fall season and Sonoma at Kohls always has the best ankle boots at killer prices! They go great with every look and are so easy to wear especially here in FL! 


Those are my September favorites! I hope you enjoyed and please let me know your favorite below! Anything I need to test out let me know!

Loving my Lash Extensions from Vampd

This past weekend I took a chance and tried out lash extensions! I love my natural lashes but love how they look even more when I wear falsies. Lash extensions are the perfect solution! If you want to look a little extra but still natural definitely look into lash extensions! They look way more natural than false lashes as well as they are totally safe for your natural lashes. 

I went to the girls at VAMPD to get my lash extensions and let me tell you the process is so worth it! The process takes about 2 hours as you are getting individual lashes placed along your natural lashes so that they look natural and blend in! These lash extensions last about 6-8 weeks and it's recommended to get weekly or bi weekly fills if you want to keep them up. 

I would highly suggest lash extensions if you are looking to make your lashes longer and thicker while still keeping them natural and beautiful looking. Also this is a great thing to do for special occasions as well. I'm recently engaged and already know I want these on my wedding day because they read stunning in photos. It's the best that you also don't need mascara or eye makeup they make you look so put together without trying, what more can you ask for?!

Check out VAMPD: Here


VAMPD 


Before lash extensions

DSC_0267.jpg

During the process


Final Product

Miami Trip

Happy Wednesday Everyone! I'm still getting back to my normal routine from getting back from our amazing trip to Miami! We had such a fun time visiting and I'm excited to share all the details with you guys!


We drove to Miami on Friday and for the most part missed rush hour traffic...for the MOST part lol! Once we checked into our hotel we immediately got ready to go to happy hour at a retro place I found called Vagabond Kitchen & Bar that is part of a motel! Guys! This place was probably my favorite place of the entire trip! The drinks and food were absolutely amazing! The menu is simple and clean the food is impeccable paired with the craft cocktails this place is a must when visiting Miami! Also the decor in this place is like none other, it's like something out of a movie, very retro chic! Seriously so good! Below is some of the food which included truffle fries, croque monsieur, and goat cheese croquetas! Also how awesome is the interior of this place?! So cool!

Below that you will find my light and airy outfit from happy hour and can shop the look as well! 

Check out the Vagabond Kitchen & Bar HERE


Saturday was our South Beach day of course! We hit the News Cafe for brunch before hitting the beach! This place is so fun and right across from South Beach! The food was delicious and it's a popular place for locals and another must if you're just visiting the area! Below you can find some of the food and details from this fun restaurant! After brunch and the beach we hit Wet Willies for a cold daiquiri before walking around Collin's Ave and Lincoln Rd. Later that evening we got take out from another cool place, Crust! Super yummy pizza and great price point! Needless to say Saturday was a blast!

Check out Crust HERE

Also check out News Cafe HERE


Sunday Funday consisted of the Dodgers vs. Marlins game! We were representing the LA Dodgers! Go Dodgers go! The last time I went to a baseball game I'm pretty sure I was 10 and had no idea what the point of this game was! Needless to say I still don't understand all the rules but it was really cool to be pretty close to the field and watch the game! You can't go wrong with a hot dog and a baseball game on a Sunday, right?! It was a pretty cool and fun experience! My outfit was a pretty standard comfortable and blue of course pairing to represent our team that of course WON! Shop my look below!


As you can see we had an amazing time in Miami! It was a blast exploring another city! I've always loved Miami and it's a different experience every time I visit, that's the best part about a city like this! Let me know where you guys would like to see us venture to next! xoxo

Red, White, & Blue for the 4th!

Happy almost Fourth of July Everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your long weekend! I'm sharing my go to Fourth of July outfit with you today! I paired a royal blue romper with some red tie up sandals and I am loving this combo!  It's the perfect outfit for all your holiday activities, whether you are hitting the sales are the mall or going to a BBQ and don't forget fireworks! This outfit is perfect for all of that, it's super comfortable and festive without being to in your face! Also it's super affordable, so you can't go wrong! I hope you all have a fabulous rest of your holiday weekend and enjoy this look for the 4th! Shop the look below!


Romper: Old Navy $19
Sandals: Target $25
Sunnies: Avalon Exchange $10

Summer Dress Series - Look 1

Happy Sunday Everyone! This is the start of a new series on Lifestyle with Laramie! I'm starting a Summer Dress Series as most of the summer my outfit of choice is usually a dress or t-shirt and shorts! I already have the T-shirt shop series and the second installment of that will be coming soon, so why not start a summer dress series?! I love dresses for every occasion shopping, work, dinner out you name it I love wearing a dress for almost any occasion! I will be showing ya'll some of my current favorite dresses over these next couple months for summer time! I hope you enjoy!


The first look in the Summer Dress Series is this dress from Kohl's I believe, my fabulous mom actually got this for me! I love the style of this dress and how it is perfect for work and then going out after. It's super colorful and full of pattern but yet not to overwhelming and a plus, it has pockets! I paired it with these fun tassel earrings from Shellsea and wedges from Target! This is the first look on our summer dress series lineup hope you love it!

Daytona Beach Vacation

Happy June everyone! My Fiance and I started June off right this weekend with our favorites by escaping to Daytona Beach, FL and staying at the Hyatt Place Daytona Beach-Oceanfront! This trip was actually a gift to my Fiance for his birthday and we had literally one of the best weekends we have had in a minute! Again like our St. Pete trip I'll take you on a play by play of our trip! Hope you all enjoy and please let me know if you enjoy these travel blogs!


We got to Daytona Beach around 5:30 pm on Friday and immediately grabbed some food to take back to the hotel. We grabbed some pizza at this sweet little Italian restaurant called, Rossellini's. This place is located super close to the beach and had some super delicious pizza at an amazing price! I highly recommend if you are in the mood for some authentic Italian food and pizza while out in Daytona hit up this yummy restaurant. After dinner and hanging out a bit in the hotel we walked down to the pool area and hung out. My favorite part about this hotel is you walk out to the pool and then just walk right onto the beach, so convenient and easy! 

Below you will find my car outfit, every piece from Oldnavy and super comfy! You will also find my swimsuit from the first night there!

Top: Old Navy $10
Jean short: Old Navy $10 (each)
Sneakers: Old Navy $20
Sunnies: TJ Maxx $10
Swimsuit: TJ Maxx $25
Flipflops: Nordstrom $19

Saturday was our big beach/pool day! The weather held out for us and it was beautiful on Saturday! Blue skies and sun on a sandy beach, that's my happy place! We were able to grab free hotel breakfast that morning and oh was it good! Then walked out to the beach and spent most of our day out there! We really just relaxed and had a great time. We grabbed some quick Subway sandwiches to hold us over till dinner later and hit the pool right after that! Below is my outfit for Saturday and the details!

Top: Old Navy $10
Jean short: Old Navy $10
Sunnies: TJ Maxx $10
Swimsuit: TJ Maxx $30
Flipflops: Kohls $10
Sandals: Old Navy $19

Following our fabulous beach day we went to one of my favorite restaurants on Daytona Beach, Ocean Deck! I highly recommend this place, there is something there for everyone, especially fresh seafood and yummy drinks! I had the ahi tuna with rice and potatoes and can I tell you it was so good, melt it your mouth deliciousness! We dressed up a little bit and had a great time! Outfit details below :)

Dress: TJ Maxx $20
Bag: Kohl's $22
Earrings: Target $13
Shoes: Macy's $20 (I swapped out the sandals for the wedges pictured)

So needless to say our trip was amazing! The Hyatt Place is the place to be on Daytona Beach and I would definitely give them 5 stars with the free breakfast and wifi you can't go wrong! The food was great and overall we were so happy with everything on this trip! Want to see us travel somewhere else? Let me know in the comments below!

Photo Jun 04, 10 13 36 AM.jpg

New Beauty Products & What I Think!

I have been trying out a lot of new beauty products lately and wanted to give you all the low down on all these fun new things! I am always shopping around for new skincare, haircare, and cosmetics and love to share when I find things I really love! Here are just two of the brands I've been loving recently!  

Formula 10.0.6

Formula 10.0.6

I have to start with Formula 10.0.6. This brand has really blown me out of the water with their products. The quality is amazing and the products do exactly what they say! You can shop these products online as well as find them in local retail stores, such as Ulta and Old Navy. I also really appreciate that the brand uses fresh, natural ingredients specifically formulated to promote clear and healthy skin, isn't that what we all strive for?! Formula 10.0.6 graciously sent me these products to try and I can honestly tell you I am really impressed with this brand! The masks especially have to be my favorites! I've been using these products for about a month and love what they have done for my skin!


J'aime My...

J'aime My...

Next up is The brand J'aime My... this is a new hair line that is carried exclusively at Ulta and was created by Franck Provost, one of the top hair stylists in the world. First I die for the packaging, I love the foiled look, I also love the shape of the bottle, guaranteed you will not waste any product! I've been using these products for a few weeks and love how my hair feels and the scent is like I just left the salon! These products are great and perfect for all hair types! Thank you also to J'aime for sending me some products!


You can find the products discussed here:

Formula 10.0.6

J'aime My...

Clearwater/St. Pete Vacation

This past weekend I took a mini vaca with my guy and some of our closest friends and had the best time! I'm from Florida born and raised but I never get sick of visiting all the parts of Florida. Sign me up to be a FL traveler because I will never be sick of my sunshine state! We went to to some amazing restaurants, hit the beach, and had a blast exploring! Below is a recap of the looks and activities of our weekend, I hope you all enjoy! If you have a place we should visit next let me know in the comments below! xoxo


First stop on this trip was an authentic Mexican restaurant for Cinco de Mayo of course! We went to Monarca's Mexican on St. Pete Beach. The food was amazing, definitely give them a try if you are in the area and love authentic Mexican food! I of course was dressed very festive with my bright colors and statement necklace!

combo 1.jpg
Top: Old Navy $13
Jeans: Old Navy $20
Necklace: (gifted)
Purse: Kohl's $22
Shoes: Target $25

Next stop on our trip was of course Clearwater Beach! If you have never been to FL I suggest vacationing on the west side of the state, the beaches are the best, no really they have been voted the best and the vibes are amazing! Can you tell I love my home?! Haha! Anyway we saw an awesome sandcastle, grabbed some grub and had a blast having a beach day! Surfside Taphouse had amazing food and great prices for being right on the beach and the atmosphere was great as well, definitly a must!

Swimsuit: Old Navy $20 for both pieces
Cover up: Target $15
Hat: (gifted)
Headband: KRZA $15
Sandals: Nordstrom $20

That night we went out to another great restaurant called Gators Cafe & Saloon, which is right on the water in Treasure Island, FL. Another great spot, unique to the area, with live music and a really fun atmosphere as well! Didn't get any photos that night as we went out to eat pretty late, but flat lay and details are below :) This was probably my favorite outfit from the trip, super comfortable and beachy yet put together all at the same time!

Dress: Old Navy $15
Earrings: Kate Spade $30
Purse: Kohl's $22
Shoes: Target $25

Finally on Sunday we went out to brunch at Lodge in Tampa, and the food was A-Mazing! We went to the Soho area in Tampa which is super cute and full of yummy places to eat and cute shops and beautiful apartments! Such a stunning snippet of Tampa to visit on our way home! Below is my casual Sunday Brunch outfit, I've been super into this color combo lately,  perfect for spring and summer!

Dress: Target $19
Earrings: Forever 21 $5
Purse: Kohl's $22
Shoes: Target $25