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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Summer Outfits and My New Aesthetic


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Summer Fit. I am living in crop tops and short. Living in San Diego again has been so fun,but covid is making it difficult to work and meet new people as you can imagine. I am absolutely obsessed with crop tops and sneakers all summer. Below are some cute fits and items I have been loving.  Links Below :).







These Nikes are brand new and I have been living in them! I started trying a new aesthetic as well and I am loving it so I hope you guys are too :).





Metallic stripe Air Force... I bought these, because I had to have them too!





Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Summer Beach Wear Under $30

Find me on instagram @carleybe These are becoming some of my favorite summer pieces. Some bodycon dresses, and rattan bags I have been eyeing. Everything is linked below :).



Love kahki all summer and this tie shirt is so cute all summer.
Paired with a pair of white shorts and a tan.. you can't go wrong. I am just hoping covid doesn't ruin beach season. A girl can dream right?




I have this in black and I am wishing I had it in this cream color. So pretty for a beach date. 




The aesthetics and lighting here are gorge and so is her outfit Loving the rouffled sleeves and the slouchy top. 





Here for a bodycon dress all summer long. What are your favorite summer staples? let me know :). 




Saturday, May 30, 2020

Favorite Summer BodySuits


 
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One of my favorite looks this summer is a bodysuit. I live for a neutral moment too so I am obsessed with nudes at the moment. Paired this $14 Snakeprint   Body Suit with my Abercrombie Shorts and my brown Target Belt. My brother asked if my square purse from Amazon was for samwhiches... It's such a cute wicker bag for the beach or a day out. Sandals are leaopard print and from Walmart. Walmart has Stepped up their fashion game so check them out.  Hoping with covid being over we can finally do somethings, but we will see how the reopening goes.

Amazon-Bodysuit $14

Amazon-Wicker Bag $20

Nordstrom-Shorts $29

 Tillys-Sandals $21 could not find 
   the walmart sandals online :( 


Monday, May 25, 2020

When Your Life Explodes During Covid / Quarantine

                                                       Find me on instagram @carleybe 

What a title right? I’ve thought about writing this post for months and finally feel like I have a grasp on words. It’s been really hard to process my relationship ending. 

We were together for almost 3 years, we lived together for 2 of those years, and we owned a 1 year old mini Aussie. He was a coach, I worked at the same University as he did. He was one of the first people I met when I moved and I never thought I would find someone that I loved. I didn' think i was really capable of love honestly. I dated a lunatic in college who stalked me from 2013-2018. And in highschool I dated an amazing kid, but we were literally 18 and had so much growing to do. I think I loved the two people in my past, but it wasn't the same. 

I’ve never had a love quite like this. I’ve never been as open and honest, and I’ve never quite loved like this before. Which is why this ending has been so hard on me. Let me start by saying both of us were not ok. During these three years the state of our mental health slowly deteriorated individually and then our relationship fell apart.

I had worked an insane job which led to stress and anxiety and then I quit which led me down a new path of stress and anxiety while i flipped my business.My now ex pushed me to quit and work for myself because he knew I could, and he knew it would make me happier. Well within those couple of months of me quitting my boyfriend decided to not pay rent on time, or pay for much. I took care of us because I thought we were in this together. 

Needless to say after countless meltdowns I was done. He had done this so many times before. Freaking out because of his anxiety and stress and taking it out on me. The whole time I supported him. Pushing him to finish his bachelors, working hard as a coach, and not complainging about 15 hr work days because we both worked extremely hard for what we wanted. I have no idea where he went, but  between november and march it was like I was living with a different person.

The man I knew and loved had disapeared and I was left to deal with everything. Telling me that because I sought treatment for my anxiety that I should be fine and basically I'm crazy. No guess what I'm not. So after going to the hospital because my anxiety was so bad i was having panic attacks and passing out.... I took my dog and moved out. He took off to Texas during the schools spring break in march and blocked me on everything. 

After many fights via text i had no idea if he was coming back to Arizona or not because of Covid. So I went Back to the Apartment around my birthday in April and he ended up throwing me into a wall and threatening to kill me. After that I called the police and he was arrested. I have never EVER been through something so insane. 

So needless to say I am back in California trying to decide where I wanna be and what I wanna do in the middle of a pandemic. I have no idea where the man I loved went, but that wasn't him. I tried to get him to seak treatment for ptsd, depression, and anxiety and he never would. Even when he himself called his mother to tell her he's not ok and then tells me he's not ok... But no I still won't go the doctor cuz he was too good for that apparently. Or maybe he enjoys feeling out of control. But I don't.

On top of all of this my Alma Mater and Former place of employment OUAZ in surprise Arizona know what he’s done and continue to allow him to coach and work with students. So needless to say with everything that’s happened since covid started. I’m no longer going to stay quiet about the bullshit I deal with from people or companies. If you wanna act shitty then enjoy your tea being out in the open. I am me, will always be me, and being open about my life is part of that. 

All I can do is work and create and keep doing me. If you've ever been through something similar feel free to DM Me. I am always here to talk :). 
Sunday, May 17, 2020

The Drugstore Skincare That Works For $24

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So this is by far one of my newest and favorite product right now. Loreal Hylaronic Acid 1.5% . If you are over the age of 25. You need this in your life. I have been using this for 2 months now and it works so freaking well. 

First my skin type. I have dry skin from being in the desert these past 3 years in Arizona sooooo, my skin has so many fine lines. I was considering botox and then I found this. Forehead fine lines are barely noticeable and even my crows feet around my eyes have diminished and I barely apply it there. For $24 this is an AMAZING DEAL AND PRODUCT. Don't walk RUN to get this. 

I also apply yhis on my hands whats like left over from my facial application and my hands also look so much better. I apply this before anything else after washing my face. Whole skincare routine coming next week. If you have tried this let me know. If there is something I should try for you guys let me know that too! Happy Selfcare Sunday. 




Thursday, May 7, 2020

Summer Trends Under $25

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Loving the biker shorts trend This summer is all about over sized tees, crop tops, annddddd biker shorts. Here is a cute outfit for summer. I would Totally pair this with a black or nude blazer to dress it up. Would be so cute for a date night this summer. Some affordable pieces are linked below! :) 



Steve Madden-Biker Shorts Cheetah 2

Target-Biker Shorts 2 Black

Skimms-White Bra 

Urban-White Bra




Target-Graphic Tee

Nordstrom-Moto Boots

Free People- Nude Tee







Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Summer Reformation Pieces You Need... And Some Dupes For Your Wallet

Find me on instagram @carleybe  I am living for these reformation pieces... just not always the price.Reformation came out with some great summer pieces and these are some of my favorites. Below I have some great options from reformatino and a great dupe. All Linked below :).
















Summer Beach Looks



Find me on instagram @carleybe  I am back in california and loving all the summer looks. The beach is my second home so you can catch me in these styles all summer. Items linked below :). 



Revolve-Hat

Revolve-Top

Revolve-Pants



Urban- White Top 1

Revolve -White Top 2 as pictured





90s Fashion is Back For Summer 2020 ( Pieces under $25)


Find me on instagram @carleybe  With quarantine about to get a little bit of a lift, I am so ready for summer. I am seeing so many fun pieces so I thought I would share some styles and things I am loving. I am obsessed with an oversized tee and shorts. Wrap tops are back again and giving me all the 90s vibes.... I'm here for it. Items linked below :). 




Urban-Shorts



Forever-Easy Tee

Target Shorts-Light Wash



Target-Wicker Bag

Forever 21-Flats

Forever 21-Wrap Top

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Summer Dresses



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Love a fun summer dress with boots and sunnies. need to grab a few of these from forever they have so many great little dresses. Normally not a fan of boots and dresses but transiontioning from spring to summer I love to where them. 

Forever 21-Dress
NordstromBoots

Summer Fashion 2020




Find me on instagram @carleybe Living for neutrals at the moment. Totally inspired by Desi and Katys Style from instagram,which is why, i love it so much. The blazer makes it more of a date night classy outfit and the tank and shorts are perfect with the beach bag and hat for a summer night out. Items linked below

Forever 21-Shorts
Forever21-Black Tank Top
Nordtroms-Black Hat
Urban Outfitters-Belt
Target-Bag
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Souk Skincare. The All Natural Line My Face Is Loving

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    Souk asked me to take a look at their products and sent over their SeaWeed Face Wash, Vitamin C Serum, and the Rose Hydrating Gel. Below are some photos along with a review of the claims the website makes vs how I liked the products. 
    Website info for VItamin-C Brightening Serum 
    Restores complexion to appear more vibrant and firm.
    - Prevents breakouts and blemishes.
    - Boosts collagen production, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and pores.
    - Reduces puffiness, bags, and dark circles.
    - Hydrates and plumps skin.
    - Corrects hyper-pigmentation.


    Vitamin C Review: This is another great Vitamin C. I love a Vitamin C that doesn't irritate my skin and I found another one! These I have such a hard time finding so I am pretty pleased that they sent this over. It has reduced my find lines on my forehead slightly and around my mouth. Doesn't burn or irritate my skin and leaves a beautiful glow. I get asked a lot about my skincare and Vitamin C has changed it drastically. Do yourself a favor and grab one. 

    Rosewater Hydrating Cream

    • - Reduces the appearance of redness in skin.
      - Provides deep hydration and prevents blemishes.
      - Soothes & brightens skin, reducing the appearance of dark spots. 
      • Review: This with the Vitamin C Serum Is amazing and gives an amazing glow. My skin looks plump and my makeup goes on beautifully over this. 


        Seaweed Facewash 
        • - Nourishes and hydrates skin.
          - Gently detoxifies pores.
          - Packed with skin enhancing nutrients.
          - Prevents blemishes and breakouts.
          Clean but not squaky. I like that this doesn't leave my face tight, but cleanses my skin thouroughly. It also has the sleekest packaging. I am obsessed. 





Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Wavy Hair For The Win

This Wavy hair craze is out of control and I’m freakin here for it. So I have never ever been into hair. I barely brush it TBH... I know crazy lol so recently the beach waver wand and my bed head Waver have been the easiest things to use and I am 100% hair incompetent. Here’s some photos below and click here for the hair tutorial and here for the waver

Leave a comment on the video so I know you came from my blog :). 

Saturday, February 1, 2020

CBD Bath Salts For SelfCare Sunday or Valentines Day

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This week for Sundays blog post I wanted to talk about some amazing CBD Skincare products I have been using and LOVING. I struggle with back and shoulder pain from a long life of playing sports and working out so i am always so along with some other permanent injuries, tore a muscle in my left leg playing college soccer. Fun times. So I normally have some pain while working out or after depending on the excersises. Anxiety is also something that I have struggled with forever so relaxing isn't something that comes easily. I have been using cbd a little bit already in lotions for mt back so   when &Sunny reached out I was happy to try their CBD bath salts.



How did they do?
    Better then eva. Seriously. I felt so relaxed after and my body felt like I had a massage I was that dreamy after. Slept like little bb. I was sent these, but I would 100% buy these again. I am already looking at purchasing more I am almost out :). Check their website out by clicking here  all thoughts are my own and I was not paid for this review :).


                                                         
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Sunday Brunch and Haircare I'm Loving

Haircare and Sunday Brunch In Scottsdale 
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Met up with Tiffany and Meghan this weekend again for another brunch in Scottsdale. After 3 years of living here I am finally explroring the area and it's been fun. So first we went to one spot. realized it was family style (i dont like it and both Tiff and Meg have Diatary restrictions). So we bounced real quick and walked our way down to Olive and Ivy. We had brunch in this beautiful little sunroom that I wish I had in my apartment.... A girl can dream right.  My dress is so perfect for valentines day and I can't wait to show you the photos. Dress is under $25. Linked here: from Forever 21 . Neckalce is from Kendra Scott. Also perfect for Valentines Day and linked here: Kendra Scott Necklace . Cute, dainty, and everything you think of when you think glam for Valentines Day.   I also have been using the crap out of my Beach Waver curling wand. I will either being using this or a crimper on Valentines Day. 

After Talking about my unruly hair so much on instagram, Beach Waver decided to help a girl out and sent her this lovely curling wand to try. Find it here at beachwaver.com This is a 1.25 inch barral and I love it. It creates a loose wave that is so pretty in photos. I also love the Living Proof Flex Hair Spray which I use to create a nice curl. To create my curls I section 1 in pieces and curl away from my face. I then run my fingers through my curls. My hair has a little bit of a wave which you can see in the photos below. But when I am looking for a more structured look I like to use this and do a loose curl. 




                                
























 








Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Bae Brunch at Hash Kitchen In Scottsdale



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I love getting together with like minded women and Tiffany and Megan are two of my favorites. Bae Brunch was super successful. This weekend we got together and got to talk content. I could not be happier for both of these boss babes and their journey for 2020. And Hopefulllyyyyy we can create some bomb A$$ content together this year. We are ready to create and have so many ideas.  


Hash Kitchen of course did not dissapoint and we will for sure be back... it’s my favorite place to get brunch in the Phoenix area hands down. The avocado toast is one of my favorites along with their bacon charcouterie plate. Yes I sound crazy... but its good people.. so good. Also Bring an appetite. Every Plate is large. The avocado toast could serve two but I mean... I want left overs so Ill order my own :). 


Outfit was a quick Ross and Target throw together. Linked some similar dresses both affordable and high end. Target jacket is my all time favorite and is still on their site if you need one 💁🏻‍♀️💕 



Dress Options High and Low End 
Target 

Can’t wait for more food and photos this Sunday. Check my stories to see where we’re headed. 






   












Wednesday, January 8, 2020

2020 Life Update and Vlog/Blog Plans

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Honestly part of why this post came second is because I wasn’t sure where to start I started my blog after graduating college, And since then I have worked and worked and worked on instagram and blog growth. But in reality what I was missing was creating. The past 3 years have been dedicated to creating content and last year my commitment was to again add the growth of my platform.

3 years ago I moved from California to Arizona for work. I    committed that moment to my Instagram and blog, and never looked back. Fast forward to 2019 resolution last year and I told myself by the end of the year I wanted to be out of my job that was killing me... literally. I lost 30 pounds in a year, because of the stress and anxiety along with my hair. It was a rough freaking year, but I committed to myself and my business and told myself I was done. My boss literally messaged me one day going off about some nonesense that wasn’t even relevant to my work... and I quit on the spot in his office. 

Since committing to myself and my business I have doubled my monthly income and may possibly be on my way to increasing that already. I’m not writing this to gloat. But what I’m trying to say is that the commitment you give to whatever you’re doing is what is going to bring you success. If you love what you do then commit to it. If you don’t find something that you can monetize and find your way out. 

Now when I Quit... lemme tell you... I wasn’t doubling my money, I have student debt, and I still had bills to pay. So no way was this transition swift and easy but in less then 4 months I was able to increase my clicks, and conversions just by working with social media and understanding how my audience works. I was making money on my platforms and I didn’t need my full time job. I also started picking up part time hours at a marketing company to supplement the income I was missing, but am about to cut that as well probably after this month just because I have so much to do for my platform and I need the time to create... which was my 2020 resolution. All comes full circle right? 

This year I want to dedicate my year to content creation, travel, and working with other creatives. La and europe are in the mix now where else should I try and go this year? Looking for fun destinations here in the states or elsewhere. 






Wednesday, January 1, 2020

How I Grew My Instagram From 10,000 to 90,000 in a year

Hello Friends! Be sure to follow on Instagram for daily updates @carleybe . 
Read below for 2020 updates on my blog 🙌. 

2019 was such an epic year I cannot begin to express the gratitude I have going into 2020. So last year in December I told myself. I was done with my job. Done with my boss, and done working for someone else’s dream.


2019 was my year for growth, and not only do I work for myself now, but I quit my job and flipped my business in under 6 months. One of the biggest things I took from a friend was this “you are working so hard and killing yourself doing both, if you took the leap I think you’d make it happen because you are already”. I’ve never had such a lightbulb moment in my life. So let’s start with how I grew my Instagram.


So I grew, and I grew.... and I grew some more. Giveaway after giveaway week after week seriously it was insane to see the growth.I proabably did over 100 giveaways. A year later of doing at least one or two giveaways a month and I have grown by over 80,000 followers in just a year. My engagement is not what I would like it to be, but I am killin myself everyday to change that. What I’m really noticing is that If you want the engagement, if you want the brand deals... You have to have it all.



You have to show up on Instagram Every. Single. Day. You have to create YouTube content, Tik Tok is now the new vine and yes you should be on that too. Pinterest is the biggest traffic driver I’ve ever used and I spend as much time there as I do Instagram.
I grew from 20k views on Pinterest a month to over 10 million in 6 months. If you’re interested in that info let me know and I will create a post for that. Dm me on insta or leave a comment below.

So what does this mean? START SMALL. Do what you can with what you have. If you can’t create that much content grow one platform and then work on integrating those other platforms as you grow the one. But you need to take a hard look at your platform and what you are trying to do. If you are just trying to be anothr fashion or beauty blogger you have to think beyond that if you want to be successful on here.

Instagram is soooooooooo saturated you have to stand out, and in order to do that you HAVE to do more.Very few people get “seen” on Instagram so if you wanna be seen do more. This is also part of my motto for 2020 collaborate and do more. I want this to be the year of travel, creating content, and working with other creators. I hope you can stick around for the ride. I know it’s been a crazy year and I am so thankful for you all ❣️❣️❣️ For more tips and tricks every day check out my insta stories @carleybe