A Day In Los Angeles

by The Classic Brunette, 1:12:00 PM
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I've lived in Orange County for around five years and every so often I say to my friends "I want to go to LA more!" It rarely ever happens, mostly because no one wants to make the hour drive in the traffic. But this weekend my roommate and I decided that we needed some time in the city, especially since we'll be moving soon and don't have much more time to explore! I thought I would share the places I went to and some photos from the day. Warning this post is a bit photo-heavy!

Five Beauty Products To Add To Your Vanity

by The Classic Brunette, 12:57:00 AM

As a blogger I come across a good amount of beauty products in my day to day life. There are some I love, some I hate, some that are good for only a few things, and some, like these, that I end up reaching for all the time. I always love hearing about what new products my friends are using, and that's always how I hope to come across here. Just another friend sharing my thoughts on some products that I'm loving! I typically test out new products for a few weeks to decide if I really like them as well as to give myself enough time to see if the product has any faults or gives me any kind of reaction. Here are five products that have made it into my everyday use pile!

Updated 101 in 1001 Goals

by The Classic Brunette, 1:09:00 AM
Remember when all the bloggers were doing those 101 goals in 1001 days lists? Well I made one as well, and those 1001 days just ended on the 16th! It was so fun making that list a few years ago, and I wanted to circle back to that post to see what I accomplished and what things I didn't. I'll also be writing a new set of goals for the next 1001 days. This past year has been all sorts of challenging, and it's given me a much different perspective on life so I want to create some goals that aren't as superficial as before (although let's be honest there will still be plenty of those. I have 101 goals to come up with!)

In my last 101 in 1001 list I crossed off 67 goals. Not bad, but definitely not great. I did make it through some big ones like graduating college, adopting a cat, and buying a domain name (as well as preliminarily crossing off "move to a new city" since it's currently in the works!), and a lot of the ones I didn't end up finishing were small goals like putting all my nail polish on some app. I don't think I even touched that app after creating the list, oops! You can go ahead and look through my old goals, but here are my new set of goals! Of course there will be some silly, materialistic, trivial, etc goals, but there are also some deeper and more personal ones on this list as well.

My Dream Living Room

by The Classic Brunette, 12:00:00 AM
Art Piece | Papasan Chair | Blue Vases (similar) | White Cabinet | Spotted Pillow | Pink Pillows | Blue Couch  (couch we actually bought HERE) | Coffee Table | TV Stand |

I'm ending this week on the blog with a little home inspiration! My best friend and I are moving soon (more on that in a few months!) so we get to decorate a whole new apartment. Woo! I LOVE when I get to decorate a new space, so just for fun I decided to create a mockup of my dream living room. Since I love reading about home decor, I wanted to find out if y'all were interested in it as well. I'm so thankful for Instagram Stories poll feature because it's been so helpful in coming up with ideas that I know you will enjoy. I asked and 99% of you said yes to seeing this mock-up! This is just a rough draft of the living room space to come as we don't even have an apartment or accurate gauge of how much space we'll have in our new place. However, we do have a general color scheme and a vibe that we're going for.
Have you ever watched a movie or tv show and wondered how a character's lipstick stayed in place and glossy for the entire episode? One of my goals in life was to somehow achieve the amount of color and hold of those actresses' lip colors, minus having a makeup artist reapply my lipgloss every 15 minutes. Well folks, I can finally say I've done it. I've found the secret to that weird and random goal of mine, and it's so much simpler and better than you would have expected. The answer? Lipsense.

Valentines Day Gift Guide

by The Classic Brunette, 11:17:00 AM
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I know it's the second post about Valentines Day this week, but what can I say, I'm just really feeling the love lately! I wanted to share my favorite picks for yourself, your mom, your girl friends, and your girlfriends as well ;) Whoever's on your list this V-Day will be excited to receive any of these gifts!