Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Bachelor Recap | Week Two



Okay, we back bitches! Right where we left off HB & Peter on a couch talking about coming back to the house. He is rubbing her back and they are sitting so close...I've never sat like that with an ex (well if I did, it lead somewhere that it shouldn't have.) He just said "I can't do this" I guess this is a wrap, kids. 

So Peter cuts the day portion of the date short, the girls aren't happy. And I get it! 100%, they're right. They put their lives on hold to have a chance with him and HB his ex gf keeps showing up. And this time around it was ABC's doing. Now onto the evening part of the date. One of them is particularly pissed-I don't remember her name, but I get where she's coming from. 

Sydney is going to spill her guts-we've got our first one! She is interracial and dealt with bullying...which made her a strong individual. I like her. She's v sweet and pretty-they kissed (keeping track cause it matters haha!) 

He's into Mykenna, lifted her up on the counter, making out, and he made a weird "ooh" noise. I like her dress, but she's a fashion IGer, so duh of course I do. 

SYDNEY GETS THE ROSE! Cuteeeee!

Cocktail Party: 
I'll be honest nothing throws me off then this new structure, I remember the days when it was dates, blah blah, bullshit, and then the episode always ended with a rose ceremony. It buttoned up the episode nicely. But now we willynilly throw them around. Anywaysss, Lexi's dress has plastic straps. It's confusing to me. Does anyone understand them? She was the one that didn't get a date this week. He had a gift for her of her entrance (a little red convertible-cute). I want her to wear more mascara I think. KISSING AGAIN. 

Kelsey brought champs cause she got it on her bday? I need to see what kind it is...is it Dom Perignon? If it's not, I'm going to be not impressed. Ohh Mykenna swooped in and took him...Kelsey calm down, you want that champs to be cold girl. THEY FIGHTIN NOW. Mykenna brought out syrup and whipped cream...what happens? This fight is lame, like it wasn't that disrespectful, there's no signup sheet for time, damn Kelsey calm down. Instead of fighting with her, here's an idea...go grab him now. 

He's with Madison now and it feels like they're bf/gf. He is saying how much he loved slow dancing with her. His fam loves her already. He is surprising her with...a framed picture of his family and her. That's sups cute, but sups OFFICIAL DAMNNNN. Madison is the one to beat. 

Kelsey had her contour touched up (and I've seen some spoilers) something happens. OMG SOMEONE IS STEALING IT. Hannah Ann and Peter just got caught champs handed. Kelsey's friends are pissed. Kelsey is CRYING (sidebar, it is Dom). Peter goes to see if he can console her and she says nah. She's still crying...oh gosh, she's really upset. NOW she's stormed outside to scream at HA in front of Peter. Peter is trying to talk to her and she just keeps saying "I['m really upset" over and over. Oh and "I set that up". Now there's a bottle of Prosecco that they're opening together. People are cheering-dumb. Drinking from the bottle and she gets it everywhere and I'm dead. I'm dying. HOLY SHIT. She's now crying again and fighting w/ HA. Hannah Ann is a repeater too and saying "I've acknowledged your feelings and I apologize" god, these girls are broken records. 

Rose Ceremony time! 
Phew, thank god. I'm going to do my best to speed type these names without my dad yelling them to me from the next room (cause he's on vacation!) 
Mykenna
Victoria P
Natasha 
Jasmine
Sarah (I had no idea there was a Sarah..)
Lexi
Hannah Ann aka HA
Alexa
Tammy
Alyahha (still spelled that wrong)
Deann (is that right?)
Victoria F
Shiann
Kiera?
Savannah
they should have to wear nametags
Kelsey

Group Date:
I missed the names. It's DVRed & I'm not going back to jot them down-#layz it's my brand, but HA and Kelsey are both on it.
They're at Revolve aka the store for all the Bachettes when they get off. They get to go to every Revolve event and wear all the new arrivals. Janice Dickinson and Carson from Queer Eye are there to give them a challenge. They're modeling in a Revolve fashion show. Hannah G (my fave from Colton's season) is shook somewhere (Mexico, I know cause I follow her on IG). The girls are styling themselves for the fashion show and this is a cute group date. The weird quiet one, what's her name, is being shy and awkotaco. And she's crying in the interview-goodness, maybe I should be counting the crying. Nah, then this would be come a post about "kissing", then "crying", repeat. 

Peter walked the runway-yikes, ha! Winner of this gets the whole Revolve closet to set their post-Bachelor Instagram career off on the right foot. HA WORE A WEDDING DRESS. Revolve makes wedding dresses??? Dylan-Hannah G's fiancĂ© HIDE YOUR EYES. Victoria F-shy girl, killed itttttt! Kelsey gave Peter a bottle of Andre-that's $4 champs, that's a drop from the Dom. SHY GIRL IS KISSING HIM IN NEXT TO NOTHING-she isn't shy anymore. Hannah Ann won and will be the next famous IGer from the Bachelor franchise...oh wait, that's not what the competition is about. 

Peter and Victoria F are having a private, quiet moment cause she's feeling insecure cause he has stronger outgoing connections already. Now he's with Kelsey with the CHEAPEST CHAMPS. He said "very classy this time" bahaha, all that foam. HA gives me Jesus camp vibes, like I'm waiting for her to put on a tee shirt and start singing "Jesus Loves Me" next to a campfire. I think it's her face. 

So HA throws Kelsey under the bus for bullying her over #champsgate. They kiss and he says I like you, he says I like you. He gives the rose to Victoria F and HA looks pissed. 

Peter is pulling Kelsey aside to discuss #champsgate and I can't wait to put this behind us. Wait, those chandlers are gorgeous-woah, so pretty! Kelsey is trying to get Peter to see that HA doesn't act like the way she does in front of him like she does in the house. Peter looks so confused and kinda like "why did I sign up for this?" Nothing was resolved, awesome, #champsgate lives on! I need Kelsey to drink more water...she cries SO MUCH. Stop with the champs, drink water. Her pee is probably bright yellow. 

Tonight was an annoying, crying rollercoaster...but I was here for it. The preview has BOTH of them crying, mother of Mary...Kleenex has to sponsor this freaking show. Let's chat in the comments and please send me champs,





Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The Bachelor Recap | Week One



Woahhh, we're here! The Bach is back and it's PILOT PETEEEEE-yay! I'm so excited for his journey. Grab a coffee or a snack...cause this is a LONG one-it was a three hour ep! 

Intros:
Waxing girl-meh, not into it. 
Hannah Anne? the model-She has beautiful blue eyes...her family seems real into. I feel like she'll go far. 
Tammy-isn't wowing me off the get
The nurse (I'm doing stellar at grabbing the names...)-awe, her story is sweet. I like her.
Kelley-she's cute
Madison-a bball girl-again beautiful blue eyes. is that his type-dark hair, blue eyes? (I'm out-ha!)
Maurissa-what is her skin care routine? I need it ASAP. 

First limo:
Alayah or something, ugh; gam wrote him a letter...that's v sweet. 
Sydney; oh dissing Hannah, she's cute tho. He liked her dress
Hannah Ann; she's v cute and pure looking if that makes sense-I KNEW he'd like her.
Sarah; I could see them as a couple, based on looks
Lauren; okay, girlfriend with the jumpsuit, I see you. She's gorgeous
Victoria P (the nurse); happy dance, awe he is really embracing it. 

Second limo:
Mykenna; umm I have nothing to say
Maurissa; pinky promise
Kelsey; v pretty
Eunice; angel wings-flight attendant (took me 3 tries to spell)
shit I missed one
Megan; another flight attendant
Madison; paper airplane, v cute and unique entrance
Tammy; screened him
Shiann; barf bag-now I'm just writing things about them
Courtney; rode in on the little airplane, he loved it. I liked that it gave me time to take a bite of my built bar
Kiarra; was in a suitcase...yikes
Lexi; he lovessss the car and her already...he was into it
Deandra; windmill
Payton; just yelling 4 times at him
Jasmine; says 4 times in a different language 
Kylie; condoms
pussy cat girl; I have no words
Victoria F; she looks like someone from the Disney Channel, she has  a dry sense of humor
brought a cow; she was cute-Ashley P maybe? ugh..
Savannah; blindfolded him, she is very pretty....omgggggg THEY KISSEDDDDDD!
Kelley; wait, he knows her. they did a dance...oh gosh, okay, front runner. He was HOPING for her.
Alexa; like the dot
Avonlea; there's too many girls
Natasha; pretty

Third limo:
HANNAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! The girls are literally running around trying to see what's happening. She is back to give him what he gave to her when they started their journey. I think that's so sweet. 

Okay, now the cocktail party is starting. He is addressing that Hannah was there, that he was in love with her, and she returned his wings (his wings of love). Now he can give the wings to one of them. 
He's been sitting with some girls, but nothings stood out so far. First impression rose came in and the claws start to show...dayummm. 

Kissing Hannah Ann, I told you he liked her. Called her his lucky charm...I will say that I feel like she may be a front runner, but may turn out to be like a Demi (remember when she was just trying to fight everyone?) Okay, now he's making out with Tammy...while being handcuffed. Gosh, he's going for it. Mykenna interrupted with the airplanes, so HG came back with that big airplane and then waited while they made out...yikes. Natasha, it's not for you. 

Hannah Ann just swooped in for more time...told ya, that she was going to ruffle feathers. Man, am I on my game or what? Oop, and then she did it again-third times a charm. Kissing again. Shiann pulls Hannah Ann aside to say "yo, that shits not cool" and Hannah Ann is all "go get your mans, girl". 

I don't understand the girls that don't get time. Like hop the eff in there! Get your man. 

Victoria F will not stop crying...I need her to go home. Like please, send her home. Ohhh, Peter likes him some Kelley. I think she's getting the rose. 

OHHH, damn, okay my second choice got it. TARGET ON HER BACK NOW tho. Hannah Ann, sorry girl. (I need to insert here that my dad is watching in the living room and is yelling out to me questions or his thoughts.."HOW MANY GIRLS STAY TONIGHT?" "SHE'S PRETTY, BUT ANNOYING") 

Rose Ceremony: 
Victoria P
Madison
Kelley
Lexi
Savannah
Lauren
Tammy
Alaha -you know I spelt that wrong
Jasmine
Sydney
Natasha
Mykenna
Deandra
Sarah
Alexa
Kelsey
Payton
Kierra
Courtney
Shiann
Victoria F

First Group Date: 
Hannah Ann
Kelley
Deandra
Tammy
Courtney
Shiann
Victoria F & P
Jasmine

I feel like all I'm doing is writing out their names, but okay now we can get down to the real shiz. It's a flying date. Oof, it's a math date? Wtf. I'd be out real quick. He's sitting next to HA (I have to abbreviate her name now), he is SO into her you guys. That spinny game from the fair is the next part, I would barf in a second! Victoria P conquered her fear and threw up, so there's that. Top Gun moment and an obstacle course, cause it's not the Bach w/out one!

So Kelley cheats and wins...Shiann cries cause she took too long to get dressed...and Tammy (the fighter, I remember I took notes) will probably kick her ass. Can I just say my dream date takes place in white tees? Like we don't have to be flying in a plane watching the sunset, but I just want us to be in white tees. Back to the show, Kelley sits down and Tammy jumps on her about the cheating. Peter could've said "yo, you cheated" but he didn't so. 

I feel like I should keep track of who he kisses, will that be telling? Who knows, but I feel like it could mean something in the long run. OH IS HE GETTING ROSE? Nope, he stole flowers from outside for her...that's really sweet. Oh and he is kissing her...this is Victoria P who threw up. 
Kelley got the date rose and then Peter spilled the tea that this is where they first met. But the best part...HE UP AND LEFT RIGHT AFTER. Pilot Pete is a savage.

One on One; with Madison
She's very pretty (Hannah Ann and her are v similar in looks to me). HE TOOK HER HOME. WTF. Omg this is so special, oh gosh. All this guy wants is a love like his parents have...how stinking sweet. Surprise, surprise that she caught the bouquet...so predictable. 
Madison talking about her family and what she's looking for reminds me of when Peter first met Hannah...watch out for her, she's going to be around for a whileeeee, kids. 

Group date:
okay, I dropped the ball...I missed all of their names and I can't rewind anymore on my live tv for some reason. I'm sorry, but really who cares right? Hannah is showing up and she's crying. 
Hannah comes and spills the tea we already knew, but then tells them that they need to share a story about sex in front of a live audience. It's her birthday? How much does ABC pay her for appearances? Is she wearing three separate rings on that finger or is it one ring? I have questions...

This is a whirlwind you guys. I feel like we are watching a couple that broke up have a hash out fight when one of them comes to pick up their stuff after. Awe, this poor guy...he loved her so much. Does anyone remember there is a group of girls out there that he is on a date with? 

TBC. they hit us with the TBC. 

That was one heck of a first episode, we had a cow, tons of planes; of the real and paper variety, dranks, and lots and lots of tears. Idk about you, but I am SO here for this season. Let's chat in the comments about who you think will win Peter's heart


Tuesday, December 17, 2019

skincare | Papillon Organic Review


I received these products from Papillon Organic in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Dry skin is my worst nightmare and ongoing battle, so when I was given the chance to work with an organic skincare brand, I couldn't sign up quick enough. Papillon Organic has a little bit of everything for everyone! From lash serum to face rollers, there's something for each skin type or skin need. 

The products I received to try were the Camelia facial oil, jade roller, and lash serum. I was so excited to test these out for the past couple of weeks and share my thoughts with you...enough chit chat, let's dive into my review!


Let's start w/ the facial oil; the description says that it will absorb quickly and leave your skin looking glowing. You can use it day or night and even pop some in your hair-love a double duty product! 

My thoughts; to say I love this product would be an understatement. I love to put it on before bed before a night mask or in the morning under my primer. I'll put it on a dry, clean face when I feel like my skin needs a drink...it just makes my face feel like so smooth and hydrated. I love that there isn't an overpowering smell (which we know I hateeee in a face product) 


Next up is the facial roller; I knew I would love this cause I had one, but left it on vacation-if you've been around for a while then you know that's a reoccurring theme. I like to use this after the oil, in the morning when I first get up, before bed, when I'm reading emails, or blog posts...you know any old time. If you haven't grabbed one of these yet, you really should! The benefits from them are so crazy; reduced puffiness, youthful glow, improves skin firmness and elasticity, less noticeable wrinkles and fine lines...the list goes on. And this roller is Amethyst which is stone that is said to help with physical well-being, sleep troubles, and balancing the body and mind. 


Last, but certainly not least...the lash serum! Now, we know that I strive for long lashes, so when I saw this was an organic based product I thought this would be much better than the last serums I had used on my lashes. And I was right...kinda. While this helped my lashes look dark and longer, it was pretty tough to apply without a brush. With putting drops in my fingers and then rubbing into my lashes, it was way too much. The serum does come with a spoolie which helped a lot, but I still ended up having a some irriation and redness the following day which I think was because there was too much product being applied.

If you're in the market for organic skincare, look no further than Papillon Organic! Even tho I have a tough time applying a small amount of the lash serum, I highly recommend each of these products They are amazing quality, travel well-I brought the oil to DC/Delaware, and you only need a little a little of the oil to go along way! And I promise if you get a facial roller you will NOT be disappointed! Oh and the owner is the sweetest thing ever, so it's a win-win!


Monday, December 16, 2019

GIFT GUIDE | AMAZON PRIME



I took a poll and a lot of you still are shopping and need ideas. SO here is a bunch of things that are all on Amazon Prime and some are even on lightening deals! I tried to keep every person in mind and threw in a little something for everyone...I hope this help!

*hot guy not included...ugh.


I'll get a small commish if you use the link which means I'll just love you more, 


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

November Glossybox | Box Review


this post is sponsored by GlossyBox. all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I love subscription boxes. (don't forget I made a whole gift guide around them!) They really help break up the junk mail and bills that you normally get, so when they hit the market, I thought "this is brilliant!"-a way to try a bunch of different, new, or brands you never heard of before. 

GlossyBox has a bunch of different options from one month to purchasing a whole year of boxes. The box is $21 and ships free in the USA, but $5 shipping in Canada. You can gift boxes, buy for yourself, and at this time of year-you can even get a holiday box or an advent calendar. I have a code for all of my readers to get 22% off of any subscription, use code: KAYLA20 


here's what was in November's box

Mystic Black Novex hair mask (retails for $8.99)
Ardell Whispies Mascara (retails for $8.90)
STYL London Eyeshadow 9 pan in Hypnotic Eyes (retails for $9.99)
Real Chemistry 3 minute peel (retails for $30)
Lord & Berry Crayon Lipstick in Maximatte (retails for $15)

what I was most excited about

The Lord & Berry lip crayon definitely was the standout product for me from this-the color, the silkiness of it, everything was exactly what I was looking for. I was also excited about the mascara cause I always need a new one to throw into my desk at work to have on hand. 

what I could do without

I don't love another eyeshadow palette even tho the colors in this one are gorgeous, I guess I do like it enough cause of the size. It's a great one for travel. The hair mask isn't something that I think I'll use or try to be honest. I always stick with Olaplex. 

I def think the GlossyBox is a fun subscription box and would make the perfect gift for the beauty loving woman in your life or a great gift for a girl away at college! Don't forget my code: KAYLA20 gets you 22% off any box-even the one for a whole year! 

Do you get the GlossyBox? What do you think of it, how's it compare to other sub boxes? Let's chat,



a big thank you to GlossyBox for sending me the November box to share with all of you!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

GIFT GUIDE | For Her







CaseApp Phone Case, Skin, or Mac Case-completely customizable or choose from any of their amazing designs!
and a special thanks to CaseApp for giving me a coupon code to share with all of you: LAYZ20 gets you 20% off site wide!

What's on your wish list this year? Let's chat in the comments, 



Tuesday, December 3, 2019

beauty | Office to Holiday Party Glam



I don't know about you, but my office throws the holiday party right after work on a Thursday...not ideal if you want to get glammed up. So today I teamed up with one of my blogging girlfriends Brooke to bring you our Office to Holiday part glam looks! 


for my office look, I kept it pretty close to my normal everyday makeup minus highlight. pro tip; wait on the highlight until you're doing your party glam, this will help make you look like it took way longer than it did to get you ready!


another pro tip; do your normal foundation routine and set as you would. Bring your setting spray with you to refresh later, but this will save you time as well. 

 Now for party glam, if you want to keep it simple, but look totally put together and party ready-pop on some highlight (spray your brush with some setting spray to really make it up pop), another coat of mascara-blackest black you have, and then a red lip. Classic and the typical holiday look, but I promise it's a classic for a reason. 


I went in with the bronzey shades from the Jaclyn Hill palette to create a more golden smokey eye. Shades used: Silk Creme, MFEO, Queen, SBN, and Enchanted on the inner lower lash line-outer half. I used Beam on the brow bone and inner corner. 


Tamed my wild brows with the It Cosmetics brow pencil, used my friend Samantha's highlighter collar with Ofra. Topped off my lashes with the Push-Up Drama mascara and added the Telescopic to my lower lashes. I finished off the glam look with a red lip and my fave is the Wet & Wild. 



products used;
Loreal Infallible Pro-Glow Powder

brushes;
wet & wild blush brush
It Cosmetics Duel eyeshadow brush
It Cosmetics Duel liner and smudger


What's your go to holiday glam? Tell me how you get glam quick in the comments and be sure to check out Brooke's post to see how she's taking it from Office to Holiday Party!


ps*some of these links will get me a small commish! love youuu forevaeva!


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

GIFT GUIDE | Amazon Prime For Her















To be honest, all of these things can end up under my tree and I'd be a happy girl! In fact, a few of them are on my wish list ;) -the massager, candle, Chloe dupe, and headbands! What are you eyeing? Let's chat in the comments, 


Thursday, November 21, 2019

EASY Thanksgiving Recipe ROUNDUP!


Layz is a lifestyle I've always lived by (I wore my hair in a top knot 98% of the time in HS and I went to school in the early 2000s before it was like a major thing to do), so here's a post I shared last year, but I feel like you need these yummies in your life...



Tuesday, November 19, 2019

GIFT GUIDE | For Him




This gift guide for him has a little bit for every type of man; the tech guy, the casual guy, the fancier guy...I wanted to make sure it was well rounded so everyone could find something here. I make these with the men in my life in mind; that's my family members, friend's husbands, and my imaginary husband who would love each of these things ;)


Apple TV $149.99 - $199.99
AirPods $169.99 - $249.99 (these are for the Pro model)
Wallet $17.94
Half Zip Pullover
Sherpa Bomber Jacket & it's reversible $118.80
Cameo Hoodie $35.94
Kiehl's Shave Set $48
Patagonia Beanie $29
MINO x Bluetooth Speaker $39.99
Sephora Cologne Sample $65 *bonus you get a voucher for a full size one of these!
YETI 14oz Rambler Mug $24.99
Glass Decanter $39

Let me know what you think of these gifts for the guys in your life in the comments,


*ps-these are affiliate links && I'll get a little commish from purchases made from them = me love you longggg time, xo!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Holiday Movie Must Watch List & A HUGE Pajama Roundup!


There is something about snuggling on the couch in the light of the Christmas tree and having a great holiday movie on...I think it's one of my fave parts of the holidays hands down. It's something you can do any night, with friends/family or alone, and it will leave you feeling in the spirit long after the credits roll! Here are some of the movies I HAVE to watch each year....


The Santa Clause 1-3; fun fact-first one is my favorite movie OF ALL TIME.
Christmas Vacation
Elf
The Grinch
Rudolph
Christmas Every Day; "Make a basket, Billy!"; may or may not have already watched this gem!
It's A Wonderful Life; tradition alert-we save this for Christmas Eve!
 Prep & Landing and Prep & Landing Naughty vs Nice
Olaf's Frozen Adventure
Christmas with the Kranks; fun fact-I watch this movie about 12 times a year. Clearly Tim Allen is my favorite actor

Now, what goes better with a movie night then popcorn and hot chocolate? PJS! (or cozies, which I snuck in here too cause you may need to look a little presentable...) 

Old Navy


Nog Going to Work
Very Merry
Santa Paws
We Came to Sleigh


Green Dots
Santa Ski
Buffalo Plaid
Dogs


Aerie


Oversized Pj Pant $27.56


Flannel Pj Jogger $27.56



Sherpa Jumpsuit $48.26 -are you kidding me? these are everythingggg, so cozy!



Leopard Satin Sleep Set; top $20.66 joggers $27.56

Target



Soft Pjs-set $29.99



Plaid Henley Sleep Pj-set $24.99



Cozy Flannel Pj Pant-$17.99



4 piece Santa set-$27.99-this is a steal!



Buffalo Plaid Flannel-Sleepshirt $19.99

Walmart





Cozy Fleece Plush-Set $15
Long Sleeve Cotton-Set $15.92



2-pack of superminky sleep pants-$15;
this is a deal! you can keep one & add the other to a gift basket!


Buffalo Plaid Onesie-$19-a must have!


Forever 21




Faux Fur Reindeer-jumpsuit $35



On the Nice List-Pj set $22.99

Amazon


Silk Satin Pjs-set $28.98-tons of different colors, prime, and 4 & 1/2 stars!



Flannel; baby it's cold outside & champagne cheers-Set $31.51



Long Sleeve Reindeer-set $24.30



Soft & Warm Fleece-set $18.99

Marshall's



Dog Ballerina Slippers $6.99



Ettie Cozy Socks $12.99



Betsey Johnson 3pk Jingle Bell Cozy Sock Set $9.99



Betsey Johnson 12 days of Cozy Socks $14.99

Shein



Mixed Print-Set $21



Deer Print Striped-Set $20


Victoria's Secret



Flannel PJ Short-Set $49.50




Model Top & Jogger Set-Cheetah $69.50


Phew, which pair or set was your fave? If I find more that I love, I'll update this post, so be sure to check back!



ps-some links will give me a small commission, but that just means I'll love you foreverrrrr, xo!