On Christmas Eve, Arizona got an early Christmas present...RAIN! Too bad it wasn't a bit colder, otherwise we could have had a white Christmas. My family bundled up, put on our hats, and ventured out to go see Moana. Disney really knows how to kick it out of the park because this was another great movie. The whole family loved it; especially Dad since his idol (The Rock) was in it. Afterwards, we decided to stop at In-N-Out for a very high-class, gourmet Christmas Eve dinner haha. As usual, we opened up our new pajamas, then spent the rest of the night playing games until our parents sent us to our rooms so Santa could come.
On Christmas Day, Whitney came around at 9:00 waking everyone up. We opened gifts, ate brunch, had the annual fashion show to try on all of our new clothes, watched movies, made dinner, and just hung out.
Next year, I'll be coming home from college to celebrate Christmas with my family, and I couldn't picture a better last Chrsitmas living at home.
Christmas time is here and that means countless family parties (unless you're like me and don't have any family in the state). So, instead of getting together with my family and doing Christmasey things like a white elephant gift exchange, I get to do them with all of my friends, and in our pajamas! Now, in my opinion, white elephant parties should not only be a Christmas time thing. Hands down, it might be one of my top 5 favorite things about this holiday season. Last night, some of my friends and I got together and had our own gift exchange, and it was so fun, I couldn't not share it with everyone.
Today is Thursday, do you know what that means? I'm throwing it back to the 90's and busting out the body suit. When I first started seeing these in stores, I didn't think they would actually come back into style. Turns out I was wrong. Now, I'm not wrong very often, so don't get used to it. I decided I needed to try it out, so I decided to go and buy a very basic black bodysuit. As soon as I put it on, I think I fell in love; it's the shirt that never comes untucked!
I guess Arizona was a little late to the game, because it is the middle of December and the leaves have just now started to change colors. But, I can't really complain because it looks so pretty outside! Also, I would choose leaves over snow any day of the week (that's probably why I like living in sunny Arizona). Even though the summers here are so hot you don't want to step foot outside, the fact that it's still 70 degrees this close to winter makes it all worth it.
Lately, skirts have been my go-to when trying to find something to wear. Right now, my favorite is this denim button up skirt. Not only is this style of skirt super popular and trendy right now, you can wear it with just about anything. Since all of the leaves were a really pretty yellow right now, I decided to pair it with a red sweater. I finished the look with a pair of black booties and a watch. You can definitely add a big chunky necklace if you wanted to dress this outfit up a bit more, but sometimes I just like to keep things simple.
For months, all of us cosmetology girls have been hard at work getting ready for the hair show.
hair show (noun): an event where we put ourselves into groups and pick a theme. Then, the group gets a group of models to do hair and makeup on according to their theme.
I was in a group with some of my best friends and the theme we decided on was Intergalactic. I was so excited to get to work; it all looked so good in my head, and I hoped it was going to look just as good when we actually tried our ideas on our girls.
model 1: Brenna did a fun galaxy look on the side of her face, and added lots of rhinestones. For her hair, Ashley put three braids in and a messy bun, then they gave her glitter roots. (you can never have too much glitter right?) and Jaycie sprayed some color in her hair. ps her white pants looked so cool in the blacklight!
model 2: Shay and Amanda curled and gave her lots and lots of volume. Shay also did her electrified makeup
model 3: I colored her hair with pink and blue, curled it, teased it, and added some fun braids in it. For her makeup, I did a bright purple eye with matching lips, and glued a few rhinestones by her eye
model 4: Ashley gave her a very dark and dramatic eye, and matching blue lips to the first storm model. Then she added a few braids and curled and teased her hair
model 5: For her, I pained a galaxy on her face and addes rhinestones as stars. Amanda did her spacebuns and of course we had to give her some glitter roots!
I'm so proud of our group and how everything turned out. Even though it was a very very long day, everything ended up coming together really well, and we all had so much fun. Also, huge shoutout to our models for letting us cover their faces with makeup they probably wouldn't be caught dead wearing out in public :)