a day at the market

going to the market is one of my favorite morning activities in the summer. and with summer fast approaching I decided to go and enjoy a sunny morning at the Vista Farmer’s Market. I love looking at the beautiful flowers, handmade items, and fresh fruit and veggies. with a coffee in hand, my boyfriend and I walked around admiring all the yummy things and we got some fresh blueberries and strawberries to snack on. it was such a beautiful day and I can’t wait for the relaxing and adventurous days of summer to come.

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grad night

the number of blog posts I have done about Disneyland is almost embarrassing… but here is another one because why not. this time I went with my whole senior class for grad night. we piled in a school bus and drove up to the happiest place on earth. the day was super fun and the weather was almost perfect until suddenly we were waiting in line for Screamin’ when it started drizzling, then raining, then pouring hail!! yes it started hailing! luckily I got my rain poncho on just in time and my boyfriend and I ran to find dry covering but still got soaking wet. we hid in a little shop for a bit to dry off and then went back to get in line because we were able to stay in the park until 2am. we went on a ton of rides and the rain didn’t really help, but I still had a fun time and made the most of it. and I can’t believe I graduate in 2 weeks!!

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copa vida

everyone has those places that bring back great memories or feelings. feelings of summer vacation, or Christmas traditions, or a specific day that had a lot of meaning. the small coffee shop Copa Vida in Carlsbad reminds me specifically of summer vacation, do-nothing days, and sunny afternoons. this coffee shop has many other locations, but this specific one is closest to my home and is found in a little tiny business area. last summer I came here so many times with family and friends and it just has that small feel and not many people know about it. with summer close approaching, I needed to go back and get my fix of coffee and that summer feel. I took my boyfriend, two sister, and cousin to go and it was such a fun time of hanging out. it makes me even more excited for this summer and all the fun things that are to come.

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big bear trip

zip lining

on the first full day of my trip to big bear with jacob and his family, we went zip lining. some were 100 feet high and 800 feet long which was so crazy! we flew through the trees so fast and it was such a rush but such a fun memory.

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farmer’s market

on the second day we went to the first farmer’s market of the season! the ski slopes were closed for the first week of the year and there was barely any snow left on the ground. the market was full of different kinds of vendors like fruit, veggies, kettle corn, soaps, jewelry and so much more. we go toms little sprinkle sugar cookies, walked around, and had such a fun time looking at all the goodies and taking pictures!

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bob sledding

also on the second day, we went bob sledding! we rode the chair lift up to the top and raced down to the bottom. we went so fast and it was such a fun, cheap thing to do!

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hiking

on the last day of the trip, we went to castle rock to make the journey up to the top to see the most gorgeous view! there was some snow on the ground as we made our way up, along with pretty streams and trees. it was about a 2 mile hike that was not too hard even for me who doesn’t get out to hike much and definitely worth it for the sights we got to see.

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videos!

we also videoed our whole trip on our youtube. so if you want to see more make sure to go over there and watch those.

top 10 beauty products

I absolutely love viewing the products other bloggers and Youtubers use in their daily routines. for me, it is so interesting to see what different people love and swear by. as women, I feel that beauty products and skin care is something in common we all share, and I find it so entertaining to talk about.

so, I thought I would share my top 10 skin care and beauty product favorites that I would not be able to live without. hope you enjoy! let me know if any of you guys use these or try them by sharing pictures to me on Instagram (@kyliemariet)! I would love to see what you love about these products or if you have any recommendations of things you love that I should try!

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first, one of my favorite body sprays is Zoella’s Blissful Mistful fragranced body mist. I love the smell so much and it reminds me of vacation and being in the sun. its a light, airy mist that you can smell throughout the day but definitely is not heavy or too overpowering. and a plus is that it is made by Zoe Sugg who inspired me to start writing a blog!

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next, my all time favorite lotion/skin cream is the POND’S dry skin cream. it’s a facial moisturizer that I use after I wash my face in the mornings and at night. my skin is naturally more oily, so I don’t like heavier lotions and this one is so light and moisturizing. it makes your skin so soft without the thick feeling of lotion that I hate. I personally use it on my whole body even though it says facial and the smell of it is a typical plain, not-too-strong lotion scent, not to fruity or scented so its perfect. it is found in most drug stores and grocery stores but I get mine at Target.

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for face wash, I use the Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash. It has exfoliating beads in the wash, smells like grapefruit and the best part is its pink! again, I do have more oily skin, so this acne wash takes all the dirt and oil from my day off and makes my face feel super fresh and new. It can also be found at most drug stores.

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for quick and easy makeup removal, I use Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes. they are perfect for traveling, the beach, the pool, or just a lazy night before bed. they take off every little bit of my makeup and clean my face so well. these are always fully stocked in my cabinet, and I can barely go anywhere without them. they have a super clean/fresh scent and don’t irritate my skin at all and are available at most stores.

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another facial product I absolutely love are the Que Bella face masks. The peel off ones are so satisfying and make my skin feel so clean. they have a variety of different scents and kinds but my favorites are the peel-off masks. I am not sure where there are other places to buy them but I get mine at Target.

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I am not a huge makeup person and I don’t know a ton about it but I really love this simple, pretty eyeshadow pallet by NYX. the colors are perfect for every day and you can dress it up for more formal events. the gold and pink colors are simple and elegant and not too showy which is perfect for me. It is also available at most drug stores.

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ok, so I kind of have an obsession with chapsticks. once I find a brand I love, I make it a mission of mine to own every single flavor, color, you name it. and Burt’s Bees is definitely one of those brands. I own about every type of chapstick they make and a few other little things and I love them. this Coconut and Pear one is always in my reach for my dry lips. they’re clear, moisturizing lip balms that feel so refreshing and smooth. and they also can be purchased almost anywhere.

for mascara, I have tried a few different brands, but my favorite daily go-to is the Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara in black. On any regular day, I always reach for this mascara. it separates my lashes so well and has the perfect color and consistency for both my upper and lower lashes. you can also buy this at most drug stores and supermarkets.

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for eyeliner, I don’t think I have ever used one other than the Covergirl perfect point plus liner in the number 200 (black). I do struggle with doing liquid eyeliner quickly, so this eyeliner pen is so useful on my quick getting ready morning (which are most mornings if I’m honest). it has the perfect color, thickness, consistency, and it lasts me all day without hesitation. i have found it in a ton of stores and don’t usually have a problem finding it.

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lastly, the Snow Fairy body conditioner by LUSH is something I use after a totally stressful, jam-packed day. it smells just like cotton candy and is the softest body conditioner ever. this isn’t something I use every-day and sadly it is a seasonal item, but it is one of my all-time favorite things from LUSH and it brings a smile to my face every time I use it. my skin feels so soft and creamy after like I’m floating on a cloud.

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the getty

I have always had a love-hate relationship with field trips. when you’re younger they are so exciting and thrilling. you get to skip class and be with your friends and maybe even pet a weird animal. but, as I’ve gotten older they got increasingly less exciting and I guess thats just part of life. I was happy to spend time with people I enjoy but less excited to get out of my normal routine and go on longer bus rides (7 hours to be exact… thanks LA traffic). but, in the back of my head I tried to enjoy it because I know I will look back and miss the long bus rides, the crazy conversations on the bus, and the one person who always has to go to the bathroom.

on my last field trip of high school we piled the whole senior class on a yellow bus and drove up to the getty art museum. I enjoyed the sort of sophistication and peacefulness that went along with the place. it was fun to walk around and admire the artwork that was made centuries ago by these talented people. I liked imagining where the artists were when they painted them and the kind of people they most likely were. I like to think that I would’ve gotten along with the amazing painters who created my favorite pieces… but who knows.

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coffee convos

if you know me, you know I love a good vanilla latte and some eggs for breakfast. I always know my day will be a good one if I start it at a cute cafe with some friends. this time I tried a new cafe called cafe topes with my cousin Katie and a new friend Brenna. we enjoyed our little meal and the cute cafe around us while chatting about life. I love meeting new people who I find so much in common with, and Brenna’s personality felt very similar to mine and she had such a sweetness about her. So Brenna if you’re reading this, we should hang out some more:).

after we ate, we walked around Carlsbad. we walked in a little garden alley with cute plants and pots and took some pics and enjoyed the sunshine (which I was very happy about because this girl can only take so much rain).

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