Thursday, May 26, 2022

I'm bringing youtube back?!

 

if you know anything about me it's that I LOVE youtube. it's one of my fave ways to consume content. I watch two podcasts on there weekly, been following the lives of some of my fave creators on there for over 5ish + years, and can find the best live performances I never had access to! to me, it's the best way to get closer to your faves. 

now I had started a yt journey a gazillion years ago...and was pretty bad. I filmed on my MacBook, didn't edit, had no lightening...it wasn't pretty. BUT with that being said, I recently went over to that channel and  "embraced the cringe" as Dr. Taylor Alison Swift said & changed the handle from my old blog name (rip polished & bubbly) to the layz blonde. 

what does this mean? I'm not really sure, but yt has been a bucket list item of mine for years now and I'm all about creating the life I imagined. so I might just eff around, buy a camera, and start creating videos. why not right? 

you'll watch...right? ;) 

until next time, xo



Sunday, April 3, 2022

Sephora Sale | tried & true

 


what's in my cart aka wish list-done. BUTTTT here are the things I swear by or loved at one time or another. trust me & this list, I wouldn't lie to ya ;)

airbrush flawless finish setting powder | Charlotte Tilbury

*I've hit pan on two of them...nothing compares

CC+ cream w/ 50+ spf | it cosmetics

*fave for summer

confindence in a cream | it cosmetics

*buy the biggest size & the smallest for travel-thank me later

sleep version for the confidence in a cream | it cosmetics

*same with this one-buy the mini for travel!

bye bye under eye cream | it cosmetics

*this stuff is SO good

watermelon sleep mask | glow recipe

*my fave in the summer

watermelon toner | glow recipe

*love this as my night toner

hyaluronic acid | the ordinary 

*part of the boujee night routine-iykyk

essential lip enhancer balm | jouer

*this is my must have in my bag balm

forget the filler plumper gloss | lawless

*comes in colors now-I have two of the clear, need the colors!

bum bum body cream | sol de Janeiro

*the smell alone is worth it

superherry hydrate + glow dream mask | youth to the people

*an oldie, but a goodie

what are your tried & trues? give me all the deets, please! XO







 



Saturday, April 2, 2022

Sephora Sale | what's in my cart


 

the Sephora sale is the BEST time to shop the things you've been dropping in the cart. I'm a VIB which is the second level of % off coming in at 15% which is a steal! here's what I'm hoping to snag...

caffeine eye cream | inkey list

brighten i-eye cream | inkey list 

party recharge eye patches | INC

elasti-cream | sol de Janeiro

Brazilian crush spray | sol de Janeiro

no 3 hair repair | olaplex 

bust your brass | amika

tlc happi scalp | drunk elephant

gloss bomb in $sweetmouth | fenty

gloss bomb in fu$$y | fenty

Mario ultra suede lippies

shade : pinky brown

shade: miss mauve

shade: almost bare

shade: nude suede

liquid matte in miss America | huda beauty

what are you picking up from the sale? when you do you get to shop? let's chat in the comments! Xx









Monday, March 14, 2022

what to wear | bridal shower guest

 


if you're anything like me, an occasion calls for a new lewk (toxicish trait alert! at least for the bank account) & as a bridesmaid in a wedding in April, I have a few events that I need new outfits for! Which leads me to this post...can I now write this off for next years taxes? ;) anyway if you are headed to a bridal shower soon, here's some ideas.

boho midi dress | amazon

wide leg jumpsuit | express *comes in 3 colors

floral maxi | amazon

satin dress | H&M *comes in 2 colors

tunic dress | amazon 

jumpsuit | amazon

what do you like to wear to these kind of events? I'm actually thinking of wearing a monochromatic moment or a color blocking look, but I'll keep you posted and if it works-I'll post it :)



Tuesday, March 1, 2022

creating a vision board FOR any space


I know you read the title and thought "K, it's March", but here me out! It's not too late to create the vision board you wanted to for the year or even the month or even the week, we all start somewhere. I recently watched a TikTok and saw this girl who graduated law school & landed her dream job after passing the bar and she makes one every season! So feeling inspired by her, I took her tips and opened up Canva & got started.

I decided to go the route of making mine my Mac background so that way any time I'm on my computer I can see my goals, main character shit vibes and feel that energy. I also made my work phone background a pic I took while in LA of palm trees and it gives me INSTANT serotonin every time I see it. Which I think is the overall point of a vision board-raise your energy, raise your vibration, step into that feeling of seeing what you want...let's get elementary with it..."believe it, achieve it". 

Whether you're going to get some old magazines & clip the pics out and glue them out on to a poster board or find pics on the web & collage them out like I did on Canva, this is your sign to JUST DO IT TODAY! If collaging out isn't your vibe, create a folder in your photos of pics that inspire you or a board on Pinterest, save the photos that inspire you & want you to level up.

You're not only the author of your story and the plot line can change at any time, but you're also the main character, own that baby!


 

Thursday, February 24, 2022

amazon lately

 




sharing what I've bought in the last couple of weeks or added to my wish & some must haves! let's get right into it cause these are all that good...

split hem flare pants

cropped sweatshirt *comes in so many colors

NYX lingerie XXL lippie in flaunt it

seamless bikini undies 

oversized crew neck

drop shoulder sweater

white noise machine

suspender earrings

what have you grabbed from Amazon lately? anything I need or pick up for a Try It Tuesday? let me know, xo



Monday, January 24, 2022

amazon lately

I decided not to name this new series (!) "amazon wish list" or "amazon purchases" cause let's face it, if it's in the wish list, it'll be a purchase soon! Ahhh, curse you amazon, you make ordering so easy. Okay, let's hop in!

love this bomber or spring | bomber

blazers are the TREND rn and will be for spring | blazer

blazer #2 | blazer

sweatpants-I just never have enough | sweatpants

these earrings come in different sizes & I'm obsessed | earrings

the reason I haven't gotten this bag yet? idk what color to get! | dumpling bag

the color I want in this is back ordered | sweater

cutest sweatshirt! | sweatshirt

check back next week cause this will be a weekly series! what have you picked up from amazon lately? anything I need...let me know, xo



Thursday, January 20, 2022

gift guide | galentines!

 

cause let's face it, celebrating your girlfriends is best! Galentines is the day where you celebrating your best friends and the ladies in your life and show them a little extra appreciation. I wanted to throw together a little gift guide to help you get started on your shopping ;)

lip butter | Etsy

forever galentine candle | Etsy *so many scents from old library books to tropical vibes

conversation heart soaps | Etsy

makeup bag | Etsy *different sayings & fonts

smiley face slippers | Amazon 

moisturizing gloves & booties | Amazon *I really want these!

truly lip plumping mask | Amazon 

tweezerman eyelash curler | Amazon *this is having a moment rn

best of lashes set | tarte *code: thelayzblonde to save 15%

now if you think there's nothing wrong with treating yourself with any of these things as well, you are your galentine, too ;)








Wednesday, January 19, 2022

and just like that...I have a lot of thoughts. | a sex & the city reboot review

 


phew a lot to unpack here, let's dive in.

Miranda; ooookay...welp. She is going for it. I'm a big believer in if you aren't in the situation you are in anymore, then leave that situation before you start something else. Clearly she isn't happy with Steve and that life, no reason to destroy him and his heart like this in the process. V INTERESTED IN THIS CONVO HAPPENING NEXT. 

*speaking of Steve, I read an article, we aren't the only ones who agree that he is being done dirty, the writers know they turned him into a fucking annoying, mombojumbo 

Charlotte; speaking up for herself, finally and not being annoying. Phew took awhile, but we are here. I'm so confused by why everyone had to go to the fundraiser and why she put Carrie up for bid (if the roles were reversed, she would NEVER let Carrie put her up if Harry died and she was alone.)

Carrie; the date. OOf. I'm not into this at all and the fact that it's her publisher pushing her? Her column was just as much about her friends as it was about her. She could add a spin about she's watching the people around her grow into their own or their thriving in their relationships and that's giving her a glimmer of hope for her own future and that she won't remain in this sad place. There use that. I know they need a plot line, but man, Big you are getting done dirty my guy.

Excited for tomorrow's episode which apparently I'm just like Steve and I have no idea which number it is and talk a lot of mumbojumbo ;) catch ya in DMs, xo



Wednesday, January 12, 2022

and just like that...I have a lot of thoughts. | a sex & the city reboot review


 

So I kinda liked this week's episode! It was fun, had moments of comedy, some drams, fashion-galore (little faux-paw; Carrie's Diwali look), and overall was great. Let's dive in shall we?

Miranda; is going through it, but is also owing her shit-for the most part. Not w/Steve so it seems. I really love her teacher and that whole story line (as an added bonus). Her hair is just great-I had to throw that in there. I CRINGEDDDD big time when she DMed Carrie's boss. I can't wait to see what happens next there.

Charlotte; old Char is back! AND I'M HERE FOR IT. Lily is the voice of reason and I'm obsessed with her. Rock is really find their own and I love it. 

The picnic fight was a little epic and I like that Carrie was like "nope, come back. Need to move on" THAT IS WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED WITH SAMANTHA. (I'll never let it go...sorry.)

Carrie; well her new apartment sucks-it's just so not her. Neither of the Carries we saw this week; 55 year old Carrie and 30 old Carrie AFTER that "this could be you for a price, Carrie." I cried when she opened up the records in the storage unit. But come on man, the movers didn't label the effing boxes?!

I feel like I don't have tooo many notes this week, but just that I really liked the episode as a whole. Now, I did learn that there is a preview for next week and well lets's just say I don't think I'll have the same feelings? idk let's chat, xo



Wednesday, January 5, 2022

and just like that...I have a lot of thoughts. | a sex & the city reboot review

 


well, I'm happy to say I'm not alone in how I'm feeling after the first 4 eps of the reboot! We've had some great chats in my DMs on IG about the show so far and I can't wait to hear your thoughts after ep 5. Let's dive right in...

**SPOILERS AHEAD**

Dare I say this episode felt like season 4 of SATC a times? It had little glimmers of my girls and I was here for it...! BUT I wasn't obsessed or head over heels in love, now with that being said, there is a sense of peace I feel seeing the gals on the screen again. 

Carrie; her plot line this ep was decent. She had some funny little moments, good fashion, and she reached out to/talked about Samantha. I hate to say it those were my favorite parts of the show this week. I kept waiting for her to grieve the fact that Big wouldn't be there to care for her after her surgery, but she never made mention of him. (then or at all really...)

Miranda; gf is really having her moments! I cringed BIG time at the book-did she buy it or did Charlotte send it? It wouldn't be out of character for Char to send it, but then Miranda mentions her "drunk buying it" and it made me wonder. I WAS INTERNALLY SCREAMING AT THE KITCHEN SCENE. OH. EM. GEE. Poor Steve, poor Miranda, poor Carrie. AND thennnn what Che says after??? Fuckkkk, yikes. Major yikes. (did anyone else feel like this was a throwback revenge moment for when Carrie sent Aiden to help Miranda when her back went out and she was naked on the bathroom floor? like yes, v different scenarios and both unplanned, but I jumped there when Carrie dropped the pee in the bed and was in pain.) Good for her for finally saying out loud that she is stuck in her life.

Charlotte; didn't annoy me that much this week! She was more of her old self and that was probably why I was more on board when she was on the screen. Who knew she was so strong? Also, Rock's TikTok coming out song was catchy. Lily is v adorable too-love her!

I'm v excited for this next episode...oh wait a second. WHY THE FUCK DOES IT END WITH HER SAYING "and just like that, it's 3 months later?" what time machine are they in that it's jumping this quick? Big's body is ice cold now...Carrie looked fuego in that last scene, but sheesh...is ep 5 going to start and Steve & Miranda are divorced? Like shit has gone down. UGH, okay okay, one more day, cannot wait for the next ep, but until then, catch me in DMs to chat about ep 5, xo



Thursday, December 30, 2021

and just like that...I have a lot of thoughts. | a sex & the city reboot review


 

I'm a SATC super fan. I've seen every episode at least 30 times, I had party to celebrate (mourn) the series finale, the first drink I ordered when I turned 21 was a cosmo. I was raised by Carrie & Co...so when they decided to reboot naturally I was THRILLED. 

I asked on IG if you all wanted me to share my HONEST thoughts about the reboot and it was a whopping 100% vote for yes. So kick off your Mohonlos, pour a cosmo, and sit back cause...I have thoughts.

I saw the pics online, I heard whispers of what could happen, I knew the drama between the queen SJP and Kim C. But to say I wasn't prepared for how eps 1-4 (I'm writing this Weds night) have played out is a bit of an understatement.

***SPOILERS AHEAD***

Samantha; it was NO secret that SJP and KC weren't friends off screen. Money, screen time, storylines, whatever the case may be, there wasn't endless love-so when they said Kim wasn't coming back, I was a little sad. SATC is 4 women at its core, but I could see past it as it's top 2 fave shows of all time. As the first eps drew near I was getting almost excited to see what they would do with Samantha's character...what was the reason she wasn't there? WELL LET ME TELL YOU HOW DISAPPOINTED I AM. There is no way that the reason they gave would be the reason Carrie and Samantha would end a 30 year friendship. They had ONE FUCKING FIGHT (that we knew of) over the course of 30 years (over Carrie walking in on Samantha giving a BJ in her office) and you are going to tell me that Samantha who is a HELL of a business woman dropped Carrie cause she wasn't going to write books anymore? Carrie said "no more books, no more need for PR" (which is dumb, she could've needed PR for her IG, brand, done her own podcast, etc) and Samantha said "fine, fuck you and fuck our 2 other friends, I'm OUT!"?! No. Nope. Nah. Talk about LAYZ writing. Stanford's exit-RIP Willie :( (the reason NOT how he did it, Berger pt 2) was much more of a reason for Samantha to be gone. No need for the drama, she is off managing a TikTok star in Japan would've worked WAY better for her. OR have her pass away from Cancer. 

Big; this was spoiled for me prior to watching, but it doesn't mean it didn't hurt any less and I wasn't SOBBING. NOW with that being said, it should've happened later in the series. Ep 3 after we got to see Big & Carrie as a married couple which we never actually got to experience. They went from Paris, to planning a wedding, to broke up, to married, to dealing with the Aiden kiss...we never ever ever got to see how they worked as a couple. I really we never got to see that over the whole show. Carrie was always chasing Big-which is the plot and the reason he is "Big", BUT give us that. Build it up more, make it sadder. I also needed Miranda to put on the lawyer hat for a smile of a sec in that will reading and say "maybe it was in the prenup" while seeing Natasha in the will. Did love Carrie chasing Natasha around the city, lol.

Miranda/Steve/Brady; I get it, boys can have less boundaries, but for the love of god, SAY something when you can hear them fucking in the room next to yours. Make him respect you just a little. Please. 

Steve; yikes my guy. you went from likable doof who we were rooting for, to annoying guy who can't hear and is just there yelling for his ice cream? oof.

Miranda; v excited for her upcoming storyline to see her explore her sexuality! Bummed about her drinking problem, but feel like she has a lot on her plate in typical Miranda fashion. 

Charlotte; this will be the meanest thing in the post...I hate her. Ever since the movies, she just has become so dumb and throw away. I saw a glimmer of smart Char when she was explain the pieces of art at the bday dinner and I was SO happy, but for the most part she is just playing a Park Ave wife and it's driving me mad. She is more than this and I want her to want more. She also would have researched when Rose said she didn't want to be called a girl anymore and not just spoken to Anthony. if you're going to make her be overly perfect and cross all the Ts/dot all the Is in all other spots, let's keep it across the board. OH AND, she shits on Miranda's hair before her first day of school in such a rude way...I happen to think Miranda's hair looks so great. What type of friend just rude says "you're going to dye your hair before school, right?" UGH, BE BETTER, CHAR.

Harry; is the best character in this reboot!! Charlotte's best line was; "you better not be holding on to the wall!" when he came in skateboarding.

I have two random thoughts to end this week's review; 

* Carrie barely used her flip phone, didn't want a new phone, couldn't send an email at one point and now I am to believe that she is 55 with two phones? and on IG? ...yeah, no. (also why does she have two phones?)

* DID SHE REBUY THE PURPLE FENDI BAGUETTE THAT WAS STOLEN FROM HER WHEN SHE WAS MUGGED IN SEASON 3?! Did she buy it off eBay? The Real Real? I HAVE FUCKING QUESTIONS. (I do know that Fendi relaunched the bag recently BUT NOT IN CARRIE'S TIMELINE?)

If you made it this far, I love you v much & please let's chat in the comments and keep this going. I'll share my thoughts next week on ep 5 of AJLT...until then, I'm rewriting Samantha's plot line, xo


*image is from google 

Sunday, December 19, 2021

2021 gift guides | last minute gifts

 




Christmas literally snuck up on me. Idk if it was cause I went to LA for 40 hours or what, but I literally bought all my gifts on the early morning-we're talking 1am of the 18th...and then I did a poll and all of you seem to have the last minute blues as well and begged for ideas, so here we are! 

Now if these don't show up in time in the wise words of my savior "don't blame me" ;)

bose quietnoise cancelling earbuds | Amazon *my dad bought these for himself for his bday & he is OBSESSED! they will arrive the next day!

10 piece cocktail set | Amazon

cocktail drink challenge set | Amazon

foreo UFO masks | Amazon

simple modern water bottle 32oz | Amazon

simple modern cup 28oz | Amazon  

elf jet set hydration kit | Amazon

gallery wall kit | Amazon

JBL portable speaker | Amazon

It Ends With Us *or anything by Colleen Hoover | Amazon

be sure to check out the other gift guides to as there are def some things on those that can get to you in time & Target was prettyyyy stocked when I ran there at 10pm the night before my Dad's bday to get his prezzies...ugh, last minute Kayla is a bit all over the place! 


ps, I'll get a small bit of coin from any of the links, but that just means I love you big big! XO!