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August Favorites

August was a super hot but fun month and I'm crossing my fingers maybe by the last week of September it will cool down a bit. Maybe? Some of the highlights from August include celebrating our 6th Wedding Anniversary, visiting my PaPa (my Grandfather), catching up with some of my friends and seeing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles twice in the theater. Speaking of which...

August Favorites - TMNT | Style Through Her Eyes

Jason grew up with TMNT and though I never saw one episode I did see the original movie and the CGI cartoon after we were married. I'm not a huge fan like he is but I am familiar with the story and enjoy it and was excited for the new movie to be released. The movie is a blast! The story is good and the turtles are HUGE! Because of their size this makes the action scenes that much better. Each of their personalities really stands out and it's so fun seeing them each have their special moments. I unexpectedly balled my eyes out at one point during the film. I am a cryer but it takes A LOT to make me cry when I'm out to see a movie. If you want to see it but don't know anything about TMNT, don't worry! There's a lot of back story involved so you're never left in the dark.

August Favorites - Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara | Style Through Her Eyes

August Favorites - Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara | Style Through Her Eyes

In the August Beauty Box 5 box there was a full size of Revlon's new Bold Lacquer mascara in Blackest Black. I'm such a mascara junkie and was excited but hesitant since it isn't waterproof. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it never smudged and lasted all day! It's a great lengthening and volumizing mascara though I don't think it quite beats Maybelline's The Falsies. But it's honestly a great mascara and I have used it every day since receiving it. If you expect you might cry, I'd probably add a primer beforehand or just opt for a different mascara that day ;)

August Favorites - Beauty and the Beast Cosmetic Bag| Style Through Her Eyes

I love Hot Topic for all their movie merchandise. During my last visit I stumbled upon on their new Disney make-up bags and couldn't resist the Beauty and the Beast bag. I featured it last week in my What's In My Bag? post but had to share it again in case you missed it. You can find all of their cosmetic bags here.

I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend!

Throwback Thursday: 6 Years of Marriage

Throwback Thursday: 6 Years of Marriage | Style Through Her Eyes

Throwback Thursday: 6 Years of Marriage | Style Through Her Eyes

Throwback Thursday: 6 Years of Marriage | Style Through Her Eyes

Throwback Thursday: 6 Years of Marriage | Style Through Her Eyes

Throwback Thursday: 6 Years of Marriage | Style Through Her Eyes

Throwback Thursday: 6 Years of Marriage | Style Through Her Eyes
(Wedding/Honeymoon)

On the 30th of this month Jason and I will be celebrating six years of marriage! Though it's been a long time since we said "I do.", the memories of that day are also so vivid that it doesn't seem quite that long ago. Jason and I enjoy each other's company immensely and never run out of anything to talk about. We definitely have different personalities but we appreciate the way God made us individually and love who we are as a couple! We balance each other out and we can get through anything as a team. Plus, having a decent amount of the same taste in things like movies and food are a plus! Marriage never seems to be discussed positively these days, which is such a shame because it truly is a wonderful thing to be celebrated!

What's In My Bag?

What's In My Bag? | Style Through Her Eyes

What's In My Bag? | Style Through Her Eyes

What's In My Bag? | Style Through Her Eyes

What's In My Bag? | Style Through Her Eyes

I don't know how I carried anything around before I got my hands on this Simply Vera Wang bag from Kohl's back in January. There are two dividers inside the bag with each divider being a zipper pocket allowing more room for all my goodies. One divider holds my wallet and the other my keys (which have not been photographed for privacy reasons). Clearly this bag makes it easy to keep things separated and organized, which is why I haven't switched purses in a while! Plus, it has the regular side zip pocket and two other pockets on the opposite side which fit my phone and iPod Touch perfectly. Now let's get on to all those goodies I mentioned...

What's In My Bag? | Style Through Her Eyes
If you're wondering why I don't just have a smart phone, it's because I don't feel like paying the extra thirty-something per month for internet, which is why I have a regular phone. My iPod Touch does everything an iPhone can. I just get free Wifi wherever it's available (including our home).

What's In My Bag? | Style Through Her Eyes
I'm pretty much obsessed with sunglasses. There's even an extra pair I like to keep in my car, just in case I forget mine. I've had it happen a few times before and it's a tragic experience. These are a great classic cat eye I got years ago from American Eagle.

What's In My Bag? | Style Through Her Eyes
This adorable polka dot case is the wonderfulness that conceals my ibuprofen, vitamins, and medicine if I'm sick. I found it about a year and a half ago at The Icing.

What's In My Bag? | Style Through Her Eyes

What's In My Bag? | Style Through Her Eyes
I'm a huge note taker so I always have paper and a pen with me. I also take my planner with me wherever I go. I use it to plan out our days which includes everything from errands and work schedules to blog posts and to-do lists. The weekly pages have very spacious sections to write in which I know everyone with a planner appreciates!

What's In My Bag? | Style Through Her Eyes
This red squishy pouch from American Eagle has been acting as my wallet lately. I have a silver Steve Madden wallet that I love but when I'm going to be out for long periods of time I try to make my bag as light as can be. It makes it so easy I just haven't switched back yet.

What's In My Bag? | Style Through Her Eyes
I was at Hot Topic last week and was thrilled over their new Disney cosmetic bags. There was no way I could leave the Beauty and the Beast bag behind. It holds everything I need and there's still room for more! Speaking of my make-up bag. Let's take a look inside, shall we?

What's In My Bag? | Style Through Her Eyes

Contents inside my make-up bag:

TRESemme' hairspray
Aveeno lotion
Total Refresh Cooling body cloths
Revlon Bold Lacquer mascara
Cattiva eyeliner
L'OREAL The Super Slim 12hr Infallible Liquid eyeliner
Mary Kay lipstick in Cherie Rose
Maybelline Crystal Baby Lips in Pink Quartz
Body Drench Candy Licious Chapstick in Cotton Candy
Pur Lisse Sunscreen
Tweezers
Bobby pins
Hair tie
Nail filer
3 Shout Wipes
Blotting cloths
Band aid
Rimmel Stay Matte powder in Creamy Natural
Harvey Prince Perfume in Hello
NYX HD concealer in Porcelain

So there's everything in my bag! Do you carry similar items? Which of your bags do you use the most often?

Aarynjay Crochet Slouch Hat by Harvester Products

Aarynjay Crochet Slouch Hat by Harvester Products | Style Through Her Eyes

Aarynjay Crochet Slouch Hat by Harvester Products | Style Through Her Eyes

Aarynjay Crochet Slouch Hat by Harvester Products | Style Through Her Eyes

Aarynjay Crochet Slouch Hat by Harvester Products | Style Through Her Eyes

Teresa of Harvester Products is always coming up with wonderful new crocheted creations for men, women, and children. Her newest hat design, the Aarynjay, is so comfortable and has a beautiful textured look. It is also customizable with your choice of two colors. I took forever to choose a color combination for myself and after several days I decided that a baby pink and camo print would be perfect! I think these colors will transition well into Fall and will compliment many outfits. You can see some different variations of the Aarynjay hat here. It is available to order for $30 on Etsy or you can purchase the pattern for $3.95 on Ravelry and make it yourself! It would make a great Christmas gift!

Be sure to follow Harvester Products on Bloglovin' or Facebook for more fashionable options as well as tons of disney character hats!

Which two colors would you choose for your Aarynjay hat?

Disclosure: This post was a collaboration with Harvester Products. All opinions are 100% my own.

3 Ways To Stay Positive

3 Ways To Stay Positive | Style Through Her Eyes
(Instagram)

I strongly believe that staying positive is important and that it greatly benefits our mind and heart. For me, being positive makes each day much more pleasant because I'm in such a better mood and it plays a big part in my happiness. Positivity has a significant impact on how we think and feel which will also affect the way you approach different situations and how you treat people. The things we listen to, read, and even the people we are around will influence us to some degree and if those things are constantly negative we're setting ourselves up to become negative. We are whatever we fill and surround ourselves with!

One of the ways I like to stay positive is to find the good in a bad situation. There is always something! Recently our car was in the shop longer than expected which brought upon some stress with figuring out work schedules with only one car. Instead of getting really frustrated I reminded myself that had we not purchased the second car a few months ago we'd be in a much worse situation. I turned the stressed into thankfulness!

If I'm having a not-so-great-day I like to think about or do something that makes me happy instead of dwelling over it. I'm not saying it's not ok to be sad or upset, but we shouldn't waste our entire day feeling that way. Have your cry or appropriate rant and then take charge of the rest of the day! Some of the things I like to do to distract myself from bad feelings are watching videos on YouTube, cleaning and organizing, or talking to someone that I love. What are some of the things that make YOU happy?

Of course, I'm saving the best for last...

The absolute best way to stay positive through anything is to trust in God and ask Him for patience and strength. He is in control of all things and is always there to guide you through whatever it is you are facing. Even if you aren't going through a rough point in your life He can help you become a more positive and happy person. Talk to Him. Tell Him how you feel and ask Him to fill you with His love and to help change your heart. He loves you more than you know!

I hope this inspired you and that it will make your day and week so much more wonderful! Always remember, there is something good in every day!

Beauty Box 5: Silver & Mint Green Manicure

Beauty Box 5 - Silver & Mint Green Manicure | Style Through Her Eyes

My last nail polish post was back in February which honestly seems forever ago! Obviously, I had to fix that problem. This gorgeous silver nail polish by Style Essentials that I received in my August Beauty Box 5 box (which, by the way, applied beautifully!) left me inspired to do a fun Summer manicure that is easy and perfect for all occasions!

Beauty Box 5 - Silver & Mint Green Manicure | Style Through Her Eyes

Beauty Box 5 - Silver & Mint Green Manicure | Style Through Her Eyes

Beauty Box 5 - Silver & Mint Green Manicure | Style Through Her Eyes

After painting your nails the color of your choice wait until the next day to do the french tip that way you can be 100% sure they are dry. Use a piece of tape as a guideline to do your tip accent. I would not recommend doing it this way on every fingernail just because it would be extremely hard to make sure the width of the tip is the same on each finger. Carefully paint the tips and don't remove the tape until it dries completely! I realize they aren't the most perfect french tips ever. However, this was my first time trying it this way and I think it looks pretty good as long as you don't look too closely! Practice makes perfect, right?

How do you attempt a french tip? Let me know if you try it this way and send me a photo on Twitter of how they turned out!

If you're interested in receiving five deluxe beauty product samples every month you can get half off your first box (that's only $6!). Be sure to sign up here and enter the code "HALFOFF". There is not yet an end date to this promotion, so act fast!

Disclosure: The Style Essentials nail polish was sent to me by Beauty Box 5. All opinions are 100% my own.
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