2014 | Looking Back One Sip at a Time

Just like that, this year has come to it’s end. 2014 was a challenging one and to be honest a bad trip at times. I learned things about myself I thought I already knew, accepted the situations and things I had no control over, not to mention making certain life changing decisions. I’ve grown much more this year alone than ever before. Looking back, I can’t believe how much has happened and yet I managed to accomplish plenty. The beginning was a fun ride but as time passed, the more I came to the realization of where my life was headed. I found myself settling, unhappy, lost my motivation, and the list goes on. One of the most important lessons was figuring out what made me happy. It was almost like being in a room full of mirrors without an exit sign. I had no other choice but to look deep down inside and handle my shit or continue to be that bitter-sappy bitch. As things began to fall into place, others started to notice the change in me and I knew there & then I was headed in the right direction.


Ah, the band tee(s). This year’s go-to featuring my favorite boys ❤
similar herehere, and here
CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-In-1 in Soft Honey was
my foundation of choice this year.
NARS Luminous Powder in Punjab to set
NYX Hi Definition concealer (Medium)
Fave blush from Sigma’s Paris Palette (Pêche)
This year’s obsession: filling in my brows
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo (Brunette/Dark Brown)
Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil bronzer (Original Chocolate)
Can’t forget the discovery this year on the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
2nd Best 2014 investment goes to the NuMe Lustrum Styling Set
Discovered this little gem earlier this year, Pantene Pro-V BB Creme, the only
product I use to keep the curls in place
Skater/Circle skirts in every color, print, texture were my ride or dies
What I’m wearing: Forever 21 Similar here and here
When crossing the street you have to look both ways and make sure the coast is clear in order to make it to the other side. Choosing the “right path” is the same. Weigh your pros and cons and take that leap of faith.
Always listen to your intuition.
Another 2014 favorite, the “Frattapolesine” by ALDO (sold out)
See similar shoulder bag 
Cute little sneakers like these from Forever 21 made a comeback to my wardrobe
Any and every shade of pink lipstick became mine this year
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain (Lovesick)
Benefit They’re Real Mascara
Makeup For Ever’s Mist & Fix 
helped me survive the humidity.
Sets makeup beautifully!
2014 accessories – oversized stone rings and beaded bracelets
Life shouldn’t be so black and white. You owe it to yourself to have fun, laugh, and live! Sure, structure is great and extremely necessary, but for your sanity add some life and color. Enjoy life and don’t be afraid to not be so put together all the time. Let things get messy, it’s what helps us grow and learn. Embrace it. Love. Travel. Burp & fart, who cares. Live life the way YOU want to!
I wish everyone a Happy & Prosperous New Year! May 2015 bring you happiness, health, and new experiences!!!

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