3 Yellow Makeup Looks

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Makeup is one thing I have fallen in love with lately. I’ve never really been a person to put on a full face of makeup every day, but when it’s time to go out or dress up I love trying different looks. I think getting to learn and experiment with several products has helped me become more creative and ambitious with the makeup looks that I like to try. With that being said, I have had bad looks or colors that clearly don’t suit my skin or eyes well and yet I still tried. This whole makeup thing consists of a lot of trials and error, however, once you find your groove it’s a great way to express yourself and have some fun. 

I find a lot of my inspiration on Pinterest and Instagram. I will pin or save them and often try out the looks in my free time when I have a few hours. This allows me to take me time instead of rushing which I normally do when I get ready. Does anyone else have the same struggle? TikTok has also been a great resource for me as many artists post their looks. All of which just fascinates and encourages me to challenge myself with designs and colors I would’ve never thought to try. 

One of the colors I’ve really enjoyed creating looks with is yellow. Now yellow is a pretty vibrant color but I have found out that it looks great with brown eyes and lets you get away from the neutral colors that we always love to use. The color brings warmth to your face and is a nice contrast color in your eyelids. Below are some looks that I have done with yellow. If you love them as much as I do, why not try them out and see what you think! 

4 Color Trends for Fall 2020

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It’s that time of year again for trips to the cider mill, football games, and everything that’s pumpkin flavored. We’ve officially entered fall, and why not do it in style! I’ve been picking up color trends all summer long that I’ve been eager to wear during these cooler months. All of these colors are simple yet super chic. When paired together for a monochromatic look they are a statement, however, separate they are timeless colors that capture the essence of fall. From deep chocolate browns to dynamic pops of orange, I’m sharing with you some color trends that you will want to wear!

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chocolate brown

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cream

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tangerine orange

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See ya later!

Jacqui M. Green

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What I’ve Been Loving: Summer 2020

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Every summer I find trends that I can’t get enough of. Whether they’re super trendy, pretty basic, or a classic, I fall in love and can’t get enough of them. As sad as I am that summer is coming to an end, I still wanted to share with you guys everything I’ve been loving this summer! 

Mom Shorts

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Talk about a throwback for our moms but I was loving this trend that made its way back. Mom shorts are essentially those shorts that your mom wore when she went to the beach with her gal pals or had a picnic in the park. They are the high-waisted, long, denim cutoffs that don’t necessarily seem like the most flattering but are clearly timeless and chic. I have been wearing my mom shorts all summer with my sneakers, slides, and heels. They are easy to dress up or down, and with the extra coverage they are a modest yet stylish short to have in your closet. The shorts pictured above are from ASOS.

Gold Jewelry

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Gold is always in for the summer. Whether it’s simple or chunky jewelry, when it’s against your summer sun-kissed skin it’s really just a vibe. This summer I have been all about the chunky, in your face jewelry. Gold chain necklaces are everything!!! And when you stack them with some simple necklaces it just completes the look. I have been in love with my chunky gold chain necklace from ASOS. It’s an affordable piece that is perfect for this trend and something I can’t get enough of. This necklace goes with any look and I love the way it can enhance any outfit. 

Sneakers

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I’m sure this didn’t seem like much of a surprise but sneakers are my everything. They’ve become much more versatile within the fashion world and are clearly accepted for more than just an athletic shoe. Sneakers have always been my favorite, and now with the recent obsession with Air Jordan 1’s and just in general, anything Nike, I have been in heaven. I find it fun being able to dress them up and pair them with more sophisticated looks rather than a t-shirt and leggings. Sneakers paired with a dress, trouser, or a stylish outfit out on town make a statement. Not to mention, so much more comfortable than heels. The sneakers pictured above are the Nike Wmns Blazer Mid ’77 ‘Light Bone Orange’.

See ya later! 

Jacqui M. Green

Easy Go-To Lunches

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Do you get tired of having the same lunches over and over again? I know I do, and I sometimes even decide to skip lunch when I’m too lazy to make anything…NOT A HEALTHY HABIT! I am constantly in search of healthy lunch ideas that’ll give me the motivation to make lunch and eat healthily. 

Lately, I’ve been loving these three recipes that I seem to repeat throughout the week. These recipes are super quick and easy to incorporate into your routine. They also don’t require a lot of preparation so if you have limited time for lunch, these will work! All recipes are pescatarian based meals. That means no chicken, beef, pork, lamb, etc. Only tuna and eggs since those are my go-to protein sources for lunch. 

Now let’s get to the recipes!

Blueberry & Avocado Salad

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This salad has been the newest addition to my lunches. It’s a spinach based salad and includes blueberries, avocado, walnuts, and hard-boiled eggs. For the dressing, I will combine a caesar and balsamic vinaigrette since I’m not always a fan of plain caesar dressing. Of course, the dressing is your preference and you can choose whatever you want! I’m really loving this salad because it’s so simple yet screams summer. It reminds me of the apple walnut or strawberry salads that I love to have whenever I go out for lunch. This salad is full of healthy fats and protein while also being a light meal. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups spinach

  • Handful of blueberries

  • Half of an avocado

  • 1/4 cup crushed walnuts

  • 2 boiled eggs

  • 1 tbsp caesar dressing

  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette

Instructions:

  1. Add spinach, blueberries, and walnuts into a bowl.
  2. Slice the avocado and hard boiled eggs, and then add to the bowl.
  3. Dress the salad with the caesar and balsamic dressing and enjoy!

Greek Salad with Tuna

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This salad is an oldie but a goodie and a great way to eat your vegetables! I feel like I’m always struggling to eat enough vegetables, but this lunch helps a lot and puts me back on track. With tomatoes, cucumber, and feta, it’s super fresh yet very filling. I add tuna as a protein source so I can make this salad more into a meal. However, it can always be a refreshing afternoon snack or appetizer for dinner if you decide not to add protein. For the dressing, I use balsamic vinaigrette. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of chopped grape tomatoes

  • 1 cup of chopped cucumber

  • 1/4 cup feta 

  • 4 oz drained tuna w/ tbsp of mayo

  • 1 tbsp of balsamic vinaigrette

Instructions:

  1. Chop up tomatoes, cucumber, and.
  2. Combine chopped ingredients into a bowl, add feta and tuna.
  3. Dress the salad with the balsamic vinaigrette and mix.

Tuna Melt

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Love, love, love this lunch. It’s always been my go-to, however, mine isn’t your basic tuna melt. I’d have to say it’s a mix between a tuna melt and avocado toast. It fulfills all of my cravings when it comes to bread, cheese, and avocado. I also add red pepper flakes since I’m always adding some sort of spice to my meals. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 slice of bread (I use ezekiel bread)

  • Half of an avocado

  • 4 oz drained tuna w/ tbsp of mayo

  • 1 slice on munster cheese

  • Some red pepper flakes

Instructions:

  1. Slightly toast your bread.

  2.  Mash up the avocado and spread it on your toast.

  3. Top the toast with tuna and then cheese.

  4. Toast until cheese is melted.

  5. Sprinkle red pepper flakes and enjoy!   

I hope you can enjoy all of the these recipes I’ve been loving!

See ya later!

Jacqui M. Green

8 Best Places to Get a Latte in Metro Detroit

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Now that coffee shops are starting to open again, its time to start fulfilling your caffeine fix! I was loving my weekly trips to different coffee shops up until quarantine started and unfortunately that had to come to a halt. However, now that we are getting back to normal I can start going again and enjoying all of the lovely lattes!

Ever since I started college, coffee shops became a great place to meet friends, study, and not to mention, work on my blog. From the chill vibes to the stunning aesthetics, they are filled with inspiration and, of course, caffeine! About a year ago they became more of a part of my weekly routine. I loved spending mornings sipping a latte and writing or listening to music. It was a way for me to feel relaxed while also getting a lot of work done.

After spending my mornings in coffee shops, it became a hobby of mine to check out a new place every weekend. I’ve gone to quite a few and I have finally put together a list of my favorite places to visit in Metro Detroit. Some have exotic lattes while others have amazing aesthetics, but all will satisfy your need for caffeine.

White Wolf Japanese Patisserie

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First on the list is White Wolf Japanese Patisserie in Clawson. It just recently opened up in the fall of 2019 and embodies a fusion of French and Japanese flavors. Their matcha lattes by far my favorite, and their pastries are just exquisite. All are made by their chef, Chef Doran Brooks, who perfectly crafted a delicious menu showcasing all of his experience from NYC and Japan.

Must try: Matcha Latte (I get it with oat milk) & Matcha Mille Crepe Cake 

Atomic Coffee

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Second, we have Atomic Coffee. I’d have to say the aesthetic is what makes it for this place. The orange accents with the white subway tiles have me in love! Along with their coffee and tea drinks, they also offer quite a variety on their menu including smoothies, raw juices, pastries, and sandwiches. They are located in Royal Oak.

Must try: Lavender Latte & Mexican Mocha Latte

Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters

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Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters has a few locations within Metro Detroit, all of which have a very cozy and social vibe. This shop offers live music from local artists as well as a variety of lattes and cheesecakes. If you’re looking to have a chill night with a tasty coffee this place is perfect for you!

Must try: Matcha Latte & Zebra Latte

Madcap Coffee Company

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Jackie Moon Latte & Chai Tea Latte

Madcap Coffee Company is another place where I absolutely love the aesthetics. Located in downtown Detroit, it’s super sleek and modern. In the summers they have a walk-up coffee bar, perfect for beautiful sunny days and easy if you just need a grab-n-go coffee!

Must try: Jackie Moon Latte

Drifter Coffee

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Drifter Coffee is an intimate and corky two-story coffee shop located in Ferndale. The shop is perfect for any plant enthusiast or anyone trying to get a little peace and quiet. They are all about the environment, diversity, the community, and of course, coffee skills. Check out their website (www.driftercoffee.com) for awesome wallpapers, recipes, and workshops!

Must try: Matcha Latte & Chai Tea Latte

ASHE Supply Co.

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Located right in downtown Detroit, we have ASHE Supply Co. The coffee shop offers some wild latte flavors including beetroot, turmeric, butterflypea, and purple potato. The colors are just insane! If you’re wanting to try something new, this artsy shop would be perfect for you!

Must try: Beetroot Latte

Populace Coffee

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Populace Coffee is the perfect little cozy, vintage coffee shop nestled in Detroit’s Siren Hotel. With plenty of comfy seating, you can enjoy both your coffee and the bundle of books they have to offer. The menu is quite simple, but that just adds to its elegance and effortless vibe.

Must try: Matcha Latte 

New Order Coffee

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New Order Coffee is known for its funky twists on lattes and vibrant pops of color throughout their shop. Their style is very fresh and modern which is exciting and quite different from the normal cozy and rustic vibes. In addition to their location in Midtown Detroit, they just recently opened up a shop in Royal Oak right on Woodward Ave.

Must try: Cereal Milk Latte

See ya later!

Jacqui M. Green

Summer 2020 Trends

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As much as we all loved lounging in our sweats for the past couple of months, I’m sure we’re ready to put on some normal clothes again. I’ve been dying to wear some cute outfits, and quite honestly, any excuse to get out of my house means I will be dressed to the nines. 

While staying home has been relaxing, it has also given me time to focus on things I’m really interested in. One of those things being fashion. I’ve been doing my research and I have found some summer trends that I think I am just going to love. Now that the weather is warmer, it’s the perfect opportunity to try them out! 

Scarves

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I’m in love with this trend! There are so many different ways to style them, and I think every way looks super cute. Scarves can be used in your hair, as a top, or even as a belt. The versatility of this item makes it a necessity for your summer wardrobe. I’m looking forward to pairing them with dainty gold jewelry and light washed jeans.

Hair Clips

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This trend isn’t new for me, as I’ve already been using them. However, I see myself using them a lot this summer, especially in the hot weather! Hair clips or some people like to say claw clips, are an easy way to keep your hair up and out of your face. This ‘90s hair accessory is perfect for any casual outfit or a day at the beach. I’ve been loving wearing them with oversized tees, gold necklaces, and my brown rectangle sunglasses.

Wrapped Ankles

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This trend of tying your sandal straps around your pants is going to make it big this summer. It’s an edgy look that several street style enthusiasts have already been rocking. It will be a style you’ll want to try for any night out or a nice dinner date. I plan on wearing it with light washed jeans, crop top, and hair clip for a more ‘90s style vibe.   

Halter Tops

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I have always worn these tops, but apparently, it has been decided by the runways that they would make a come back this summer. These classic tops are easy to pair with any outfit and are quite comfortable in the summer heat. Not to mention, they are flattering and help accentuate your collarbones and shoulders. They are simple yet sassy and another ‘90s trend that’s back! 

I hope you all can enjoy the nice summer weather and try out some of these trends:)

See ya later!

Jacqui M. Green

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Redecorating My Room 2020

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I took it upon myself to redecorate my room. I figured since I have entered a new phase in my life, being a recent college graduate and landing myself a full-time job, I wanted to revamp some things. Although my room was already quite mature and done to my liking, I felt as though it was time to change styles. 

Overall, I’d describe the new style of my room as boho chic. It has very elegant and clean lines while also being artistic and vintage. I ended up loving this style because it brought together several elements that I treasure including my art and plants. The room has a very simple vibe yet it showcases myself in a very effortless way. 

I found inspiration for my room through Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube. Many influencers I follow are into interior design or had just recently bought new places and were decorating themselves. I fell in love with a lot of their ideas which is what led me to this boho-chic styled room.

I absolutely adore my new room so I wanted to share a few aspects that I am so proud of. I’ve never thought of myself as someone with an eye for interior design, but I think I did a pretty good job!

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I designed my desk in a way that I could also use it as a vanity. As you can see above, I placed some of my jewelry in this wooden tray along with a few perfumes. It’s a great way to stay organized while also showcasing accessories in a simple yet elegant way. 

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On the other side of my desk, I layered some books and picture frames. Layering books is an easy way to jazz up any table, or in my case, desk. I used a few art books along with my sketchbook. This allowed me to showcase my passion for art. On top of layering books, you can always add more design elements as I did with my mirror and ring dish. Candles will always work as well! 

If you’re looking for coffee table books, Amazon has several or try out some local old bookstores and be more sustainable!

As for layering picture frames, this is something super easy and requires little work. I ended up using my drawings in the frames, again, to showcase my art. What I love about this is that you don’t have to use any tools or nail anything into the wall. 

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When it came to decorating my walls, I kept it very simple. I didn’t change anything besides the decor on my shelf. I decorated with my plants, more art, a candle, and a smaller vase. Pictured above you see a wooden box with the vase, a decorative black knotsphere, one of my plants, and another drawing. I like having the contrast in height between all of the items since it gives dimension to the shelf. The neutral colors of all of the items also tie in well with my white shelf. Once again, giving off that boho vibe. 

As for my shelf, I figured I would let you know that it is a DIY shelf! My mom and I went to Menards, bought a plank of wood, industrial pipe, and spray paint. This is a super quick, and affordable way to make a shelf that adds a bit of character to the room. 

If you’d like a full room tour it is in my daily vlog! In my room tour, you can see more design elements and items that I used to create my oasis. 

I’ve listed some items below if you would like to check them out! I also have a lot more design inspiration on my Pinterest where you can check out my boards and pins that inspire me.

Cover Picture:

  • Mirror – At Home 24x70in (similar one but different dimensions – HERE)
  • Clothing Rack – Amazon
  • Woven Basket – Similar one found HERE

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  • Wooden Tray – Similar one found HERE
  • Candles – Home Goods
  • Lotion Dispenser – Amazon

Second Picture:

  • Coffee Table Books – Similar one found HERE
  • Frames – Similar ones found HERE
  • Vanity Mirror – Similar one found HERE

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See ya later!

Jacqui M. Green

My Favorite Affordable Sunglasses for Summer 2020

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Sunglasses are some of my favorite items to accessorize with. I can never seem to resist buying a pair, and I now have a pretty good collection with several different styles. I’ve put together a few pairs that I am absolutely loving and will be wearing throughout the summer. Not to mention, they are super cute and affordable! All of these sunnies and other similar styles are linked below.

1. Square Sunglasses

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These classic black sunglasses can be found HERE!

2. Cat-Eye Sunglasses

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Similar pairs HERE & HERE

3. Rectangle Sunglasses

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These rectangle sunglasses can be found HERE! Another similar pair can be found HERE

See ya later!

Jacqui M. Green

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

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Yes, you heard me right, I’m giving you a recipe for flourless chocolate peanut butter oat cookies. I was really tempted to call these “healthy cookies” but I guess technically with the peanut butter and chocolate chips they wouldn’t qualify. However, they are a great alternative to regular cookies!

These cookies combine peanut butter, chocolate chips, and oats all into one without using any flour. They are perfect for any craving and don’t let you feel as guilty after having one or two. I’ve been trying to stay away from sweets, however, the whole health kick thing isn’t as easy as it looks. These cookies have helped me reduce my craving for sweets and have kept me on track.

I’d also like to mention that whipping up a batch takes less than 20 minutes! The cook time is 10 minutes and the prep time is about 10 minutes as well. I didn’t expect it to be so easy, but I was pleasantly surprised. Most often I end up spending hours in the kitchen when I bake so being able to make cookies in 20 minutes is a luxury. 

Now let’s get to the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
  • a little bit of salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grab a baking sheet. I used a baking pad instead of parchment paper to line the sheet, either will work.
  2. Mix the peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract, egg, and baking soda in a stand mixer until combined.
  3. Once done mixing, remove the bowl from the mixer and add in the oats and chocolate chips. Make sure you stir these ingredients instead of mixing them so that they do not become mushy. 
  4. After all of the ingredients are combined start scooping a small amount of batter onto the baking sheet. Usually, a spoonful of batter will do the trick for one cookie. Make sure you separate the cookies about two inches apart to be safe.
  5. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes and then remove from the oven. Sprinkle a little bit of salt on each cookie when they’re still fresh out of the oven.
  6. Let the cookies cool and then enjoy! 
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In addition to the recipe, I wanted to give a few more tips and recommendations. For the peanut butter, I did just use Jiff. However, more natural peanut butter would work just fine with the recipe. As for the oats, I used quick oats which make the cookies seem more like traditional cookies rather than oatmeal cookies. If you decided to use rolled oats instead it’ll just give the cookies more texture. I also noticed that the batter is very runny before you add in the oats. If you feel it’s necessary and you want to have a thicker batter just add some more oats. It won’t ruin the batter, just help the cookies keep their form on the baking sheet. Finally, store the cookies in an airtight container and don’t be worried if they stick together, they are a little sticky. Then enjoy and try not to eat the batch all in one day! They’re addicting.

See ya later:)

Jacqui M. Green