Spring Break

It’s that time of year again – spring break.  That time where all of the college kids forget what school and responsibilities are and adventure off somewhere new.  This spring break my place of choice was California.  I love the beach and the vibe in California so I went and visited a friend.

IMG_0011.JPGI drove from Las Vegas to Camarillo, CA on Sunday and it took me the longest time to get there.  It normally is only a 4-5 hour drive… and it took me 8 hours to get there.  8 HOURS!!  It was the worst and I was all alone the whole time.  Never again aha.

When I arrived I more or less just went to sleep because it was 11:30 at night.

Monday, I went to Panera Bread and got a pitaya bowl.  It was a pretty relaxed day considering my friend had school.

Tuesday, we went to Good and Healthy, then drove out to Santa Barbara.  We spent the afternoon walking down State st. and peeking throughout all of the cute shops.  Then we stopped on the beach for a little photo shoot.

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Then we drove home. It was such a relaxed, chill day that it really just made me realize how much I can’t wait for summer!

Finally, the last day arrived and it was seriously tragic.  I was so so sad that I wasn’t able to stay a little longer.  But on the bright side… I got my belly button pierced!

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I had some super duper cute outfits throughout the few days I was in Cali, so cute I just HAD to snapchat them duh. (add me tasianicolec)

Day 1:

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Day 2:

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Day 3:

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The rest of break I just spent my time at home or at work… so what I do typically.

Sunday was Easter and so I had dinner at my grandparents house here in town and then went to my sister’s house for a little while to play board games with her friends.

What did you do over spring break?

A parade, a bachelorette party, and a wedding!

You could say I have been a little busy this holiday season.  Just like last year, I was in the annual Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade as a little dancer, and I loved it just as much as last year too.  Here are some pictures I wanted to share from that, as well as the display picture for this post.  Also, I made it a slideshow cuz I thought it was cuter.  Don’t judge.

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Next we had a bachelorette party and a wedding for my brother Bret and my friend Bella’s wedding.  Probably the most adorable thing I have ever been a part of and might I add I am so thankful for having been a bridesmaid in their lovely wedding.  I will definitely share more professional pictures of the wedding on my Instagram and Twitter so definitely check those out (links on the Contact ME! page).

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So definitely been an experience.  On top of all of this madness, I had my birthday and Christmas which were both wonderful thanks to my friends and family.  Love you all.

How was your holiday season?

New Face Product

Okay so I know I don’t have any experience reviewing any products ever, but I just bought a brand new makeup remover from Sephora thats from IT Cosmetics.

And trust me, I am no beauty guru but when it comes to this product, all I want to do is rave about it.

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So, it comes out as a waxy material and you apply it all over your face where there is makeup, including on your eyelashes, and you leave it on for 1 minute.  After the minute is up you will rinse your face with minimal scrubbing, you won’t need to scrub hard, and the makeup will literally melt off of your face.  I know that sounds too good to be true so I have before, during, and after pictures of my face when I used it.

img_2622This is the before picture, my makeup is still on and in tact, as you can see I am wearing foundation, concealer, mascara, and I did my eyebrows.

This is the during picture, I just applied the remover and it was already MELTING off of my face, mostly my mascara, I hadn’t waited the minute yet and I hadn’t rinsed.img_2623This is the after picture where I rinsed off my face and patted it dry.

img_2625LIKE, HOLY CRAP.. IT WORKED.

I was also wearing waterproof mascara and idk if you wear waterproof, but if you do you will know that stuff NEVER comes off, but it did first try with this makeup remover.  I was seriously impressed.  So if you are interested in buying this lovely product it is by IT Cosmetics.

img_2627Called BYE BYE MAKEUP. It is 3-in-1 which means it is a makeup remover, a cleanser, and a moisturizer all in one.  Now, don’t use this product for every day cleansing of your skin, but feel free to use it any day you have makeup on.  They do recommend using a normal cleanser/face wash after to completely clean your pores but if you are exhausted and don’t have time to do so, don’t worry about it because it does do the job already for you.

10/10 would recommend.  And like I said I got this product from my local Sephora so go pick one up it is LITERALLY magic.

Nature, School, and other…

Schools all around the world are so different, from elementary, middle, high schools to college.  But what do some of our schools have in common?

Let’s find out.

I took some pictures from all around my campus, and I want YOU to help me find out what kind of campus’ are most popular.

 

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This is one of the more beautiful aspects of my campus, there are palm trees and a beautiful view of the Las Vegas skyline from the library … is this like your school? How? What city is your school in?

 

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This was taken on the same day on the same campus… not so beautiful huh?  Is your campus more like this? How? What city is your school in?

Is your campus a mixture of the 2 like mine? How? What city is your school in?

I can’t wait to hear from all of you in the comments below.  I wish more campuses looked like the first 2 pictures rather than the 3rd…. it’s much more beautiful.

Downtown..

I love to adventure throughout the city I live in because there are a ton of beautiful places to go and parts of the city that are under-appreciated like Fremont street to be more specific.  I believe that Fremont street is known for all of the crazy druggies who hang around down there as well as the naked people just kinda walking about but to be honest, that’s not all that is there.  There are musicians and artists who work down there to attract tourists and some people are just blow my mind amazing at what they do.  I saw one street performer who really stood out to me.  He was accepting tips, but he wasn’t asking for them.  He put on a small show where all he explained was how he believed in peace and happiness and how the world should just live in harmony.

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Also, down by fremont is the container park!

IMG_2414It’s pretty much a bunch of shops built into old shipping containers and there is some really amazing food in there!  My friends and I went into the toy shop and played with all of the toys for about a half an hour before we realized we probably looked suspicious touching everything and not buying anything so we left.  However, if you want a chill space to hang out and grab some food, this is the place to go.

Las Vegas is known for the bright lights and the busy city but that’s not all that is here.  There is culture and music and people that who have traveled across the world just to come to the city to gamble and throw away all of their money but what they dont realize is that there is more to the city than just somewhere to gamble and get drunk, they just don’t go past the city to find out.

IMG_2415I compare Vegas to New York, there are striving artists around every corner and also you see some beauty behind every building whether it has a tiny piece of art on it or a full blown picture on the side of a building.

It really is beautiful and I love exploring it with my friends.

This day, I explored with my best friend Ashley, and our friends True and Cade.

Keep your eyes open and your mind clear, because you will find some things you may have never seen before.

Break Over!

I’ve just returned from Washington, and boy oh boy was it beautiful! I am so excited to share everything I did!

First things first is the flight!

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I love flying (as you may have read in my post Traveling!) and I was so happy to fly to Washington for my visit with my family! When I arrived, I walked straight off the plane down to the baggage claim and lucky me my bag was right there on the carousel waiting for me! Then I proceeded to my grandma’s house to hang out and relax for the day.

While we were there, my grandma insisted on bringing me shopping which, obviously, I would never pass up! IMG_2354These are the things I bought! All of the shirts are from PacSun, but the shoes are from Famous Footwear (I think).  Anyways, I bought a white shirt with a red collar that has a cute pup on the front and says “snap me” in cursive above the dog (snapchat is tasianicolec).  I also got a grey shirt with a  maroon collar which reads “too cute to care” in cursive! Also, there is a grey long sleeved top that cuts down the front in a low V with strings across, and then also a black and white stripped dress.  My grandma also insisted on buying me a pair of Adidas, black and white and they are so super comfy!

So the next day we just stayed around the house and then went to Olive Garden for a late lunch, but then the next day I hung out with my cousin and we had dinner at my grandmas and I met his lovely girlfriend Meghan.

Finally, on Friday I hung out with my cousin David and Meghan all afternoon/evening.  We went to a park and we were pokemon hunting (pokemon go is an awesome game, might I add) and then we went to the roller skating rink and we hung out with a few more of David’s friends from his school.

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Saturday I sat around the house bored, until my grandma decided that I needed to get a new purse so we left the house and went shopping again!IMG_2370I got a black Michael Kors purse which was quite expensive but it is so cute and simple and I love it so so much.

Finally, Sunday came and it was time for my cousin’s party! We hung around by the pool and ate lots of food.  The party was very fun and I was so happy to have gotten to see him before he left and also I really loved meeting Meghan and her sister Ellie (who is her twin).

IMG_2393After the party I went back to my grandma’s house and had quite the dilemma with 2 spiders in the room I was staying in, so I decided I was going to sleep in the living room for the night!  Overall, the trip was so so amazing and I am so grateful I got to go on it!

Monday morning I woke up at 5am to catch my flight back to Vegas, and I was sitting next to a guy who oddly smelt like Ritz crackers… I know, weird.  On the flight I wrote 18 pages of a story that I have been avidly writing for my friend Rachael, and I was very productive! When I stepped off the plane it felt as though it was a hot hair dryer outside considering I had just come from 70 degree weather and it was 105 degrees when I arrived home.  Yay for living in the desert… 😦

winter is here, better bundle up!

Thank you to everyone who continues to read my blogs, you’re all awesome.

 

But winter is here! So it’s getting a little cold out.  How can we fix it? BUNDLE UP!

I love winter time because it is the best time for cuddles, hot chocolate, sweaters, boots, scarves, you name it.  It also is the best time for winter dates to the movies to see a Christmas movie or go and see the lights at different places.  It’s all so exciting and wonderful.

How do I bundle up?

Below I have a few pictures of me and my friends at Mount Charleston where we encountered snow.

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So how did I stay warm in the snow?

I wore plain black leggings, grey UGG boots, a black t-shirt, a cream colored sweater, a white and grey scarf, a cream mittens like headband, and black and white mittens.

This outfit kept me warm in the snow and I was able to have a wonderful time.  I had such an amazing time up on the mountains so thank you Dane and Owen for inviting me.

 

Thanks for reading! xx