Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New York City Day 1 ♥

Photos from Day One of my amazing weekend in New York City! I know there's a lot..I just couldn't help it (: View of Manhattan from Brooklyn

These photos are blurry, because I was riding in a bus on a tour (:

Giant Macy's!

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station

Top of Empire State Building

The Very Top of the Empire State Building (:

View from the top of the Empire State Building

Top of the Empire State Building

View from the top

More view from the top

Mini Empire State Building (:

Sephora. I bought three items and I'll do a haul soon (:

A beautiful church we visited.

51st street

Armani Exchange

Stain glass window in the church

Versace (:

The stairs of Juicy Couture

Juicy Couture

Juicy Couture



Giant MAC store (:


Times Square

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Sorry for so many pictures! And this is a very long post, because the spaces are messed up..oh well.
I hope you enjoyed the NYC photos (:
I'll have Day 2 Photos up sometime, so stay tuned (:

(Enter my giveaway)
Any extra thoughts? (:

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Dear Diary..♥

Hey Everyone!

I'm back from New York City and just decided to write a quick post about my experience. So all the places I visited:

Times Square

Fifth Avenue

34th Street

City Lights Tour

Statue of Liberty

Central Park

Mary Poppins Broadway Show

Brooklyn Bridge


I explored some small parts of the city too. But, let me tell you, it was so overwhelming, exciting, and crazy! The people were indeed so interesting and so were all the sights! I miss it so much and need to go back!

On some different notes, please, please, please enter my giveaway! It's super easy to enter and I'll love you if you do. Click right HERE

And notice that my poll on the side is closed. Looks like foundation is the number one beauty product most people can't live without. I chose lip gloss. Haha, I just find lip gloss so fun and there's many different varieties. But, I need a question for my next poll! Any ideas???? (:

Sorry about all the rambling :P

I'll have NYC photos up sometime this week, so stay tuned!

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

New York City, Here I Come! ♥ +Update

Okay, so I just wanted to let you all know that tomorrow morning, my dream is officially coming true.

I'm Going to NYC!

Sorry for shouting. I'm just so excited that I can hardly breathe. I've wanted to go to New York for like ever and my dad has booked a weekend trip just for the two of us. Quality time with the dad. And to think I thought my summer was over. The only bad part is I have to fly on a plane and I hate flying it scares me so much! But Starbucks and a good book= a great flight. Anyways, my dad planned out what we're going to do and I just want to share it with you! Just to let you know, it's going to be a little jumbled up.

Friday: Fly to New York City and get settled in our hotel in Times Square. Then we grab a bite to eat at this cafe and stroll along 5th Avenue. (I might take a peek inside the stores and buy a thing or two) Then we have a free dinner at a really fancy hotel restaurant. After we eat, we take a City Lights tour around the city to see all the amazing and sparkly lights!

Saturday: Wake up early to take a tour of the Statue of Liberty. Just the outside of it, since indoor tickets were like sold out! After that, we are taking a carriage ride around Central Park. Six o'clock, we have a dinner booked somewhere. After dinner, we go to a Broadway Show, although I'm not sure which one yet, since we still have to choose.

Sunday: Chill out for a little bit. Hang out around the city. Catch a flight home.

So much to do! But, I'm still so excited! Everything I've dreamed of doing there. Now, I just have to finish packing and get ready to wake up extra early tomorrow.

I will most likely not be updating the blog in NYC. I'll be updating next week sometime about my trip, so stay tuned!

Aside from this post, don't forget to enter my giveaway here. Deadline is September 10th and entry is easy!

New York City, Here I Come! (:


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Blog Giveaway! Win a Signed Copy of my book "Misfortune in Manhattan" ♥

Misfortune in Manhattan By: Reyna Hurand

Reading Level: Teen/Young Adult

Publisher: Omni Book Publishing, First Edition (April 26, 2010)

Paperback: 168 Pages

Language: English


After being forced to live with her stuck-up aunt Julianne in Manhattan, Kylie Fisher's life changes completely. When Julianne forces her to go to work with her at the Manhattan Fashion Magazine Company, Kylie develops an unknown talent when she accidentally sends an article to Julianne's boss on her computer. Little did she know that her articles would become famous, but not her. When Julianne starts getting all the fame and fortune, she forces Kylie to keep writing for her, or she'll send her back to Wisconsin to a foster home. Can Kylie keep such a secret? Or Let Julianne down, including herself down? Join Kylie Fisher on her Manhattan adventure, where her life transforms from decent to dazzling.

Entry is Easy!


One Winner will receive a signed copy of my book, "Misfortune in Manhattan"

-You may only enter once!

-If you are a follower of my blog OR twitter, 2 entries will be added for you. Note that you don't have to be following either one, but it gives you an advantage if you are following one or both

-Contest ends September 10th. Winner will be announced on that date

- Once contacted, the winner will have 48 hours to reply with their mailing address.

-To enter, everything in the form below must be filled out

Thank you so much for your entry! This is my first giveaway and I'm so excited to share my book with everyone. Please help spread the word and I wish you all good luck if you entered! I would love to know if you entered and your thoughts on the product in the comments down below! (:

Sunday, August 22, 2010

My Top 3 Fave Fashion Magazines ♥

#1 Seventeen Magazine

My number one favorite fashion magazine would definitely be Seventeen. It's for teens and probably everybody, but there's so many amazing clothes, makeup, fashion, and so many easy tips for a beautiful look. There are also real life teens that model, so it doesn't make you feel inferior. I get Seventeen every month and I'm always so happy to receive it (:

#2 Glamour

My second favorite would be Glamour. I just started buying the issues two months ago, and it's a very mature magazine, but it's also very fun. There's a lot of fun info to read, and it's just very glamorous (:

#3 Elle

My last favorite would be Elle. It's a really mature magazine. There's so many designer ads and sophisticated clothing and tips. I really do like it (:

Tell me your favorite fashion magazine(s) (:

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Fashion Photo of the Day ♥

You may have noticed that I've been doing a lot of photos of the day. I don't know why, but I just find simple photos so much fun! When I saw this, I found it really cute, but also mysterious. The cute, floral dress is only shown a bit and you don't know who it is, what everything is. But, all in all, I really like this picture. (:

What are your thoughts on this photo? (:

*photo from weheartit.com(not my own)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Beauty of your Dreams ♥

Have you felt yourself dreaming of your future often? Wondering if the present will stay the same. The hard work you do, all the hardships, people bringing you down. Sometimes, you just want to give up on your dreams. But, if you really think about it, once you succeed, the past no longer matters in the future. ♥

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ♥

~Eleanor Roosevelt

What is your biggest dream you believe in? (:

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Outfit of the Day: A Beautiful Day Out ♥

I decided to do an outfit of the day. Today, I'm probably hanging out with my mom and one of my older sisters and we're going out to the mall, the hair salon, and Starbucks. I put this whole outfit together, and decided to just post in on the blog. Here's some pics (:

For makeup to go with this outfit, I chose a very light bronze eyeshadow, mascara, natural foundation from Bare Minerals, and a light pink lip gloss.

Pink Cardigan: Wet Seal
Light Gray Tank: Abercrombie
Light Blue Jean Shorts: Abercrombie
Key and Heart Necklace: Vanity

Thoughts? (:
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Monday, August 16, 2010

Sweet Friends Blog Award/Tag ♥

I was so happy to find out that I received a blog award! Down below are the rules of the tag.

1. Post who gave you this award.

2. State ten things you like

3. Give this award to 10 other bloggers and notify them with a comment

1. I was tagged by Lauren at

2. Ten Things I Like ♥

1. Fashion! Of course, it's not my number one priority, but I just can't get enough! There are so many different styles, possibilities, and it's so fun!

2. Writing. Whether it's blogging or just writing, I love it. I want to be a fashion journalist when I'm older (:

3. My two dogs. I have a black lab and a cocker spaniel/poodle. I love them to death!

4. Make-up. I don't wear much of it, just foundation, eyeshadow, and mascara, but I love shopping for it and experimenting with all the stunning cosmetics!

5. Photography. Not only do I love taking pictures, but I love looking at beautiful photos too.

6. My two older sisters. Sometimes I don't like them, but come on, we're sisters, we fight. But in the long run, they are always there for me.

7. Reading. Whether it's fashion blogs, or a great book, I love to read. I'm in the middle of The It Girl series and it's amazing!

8. Twitter. I really like twitter. I believe I'm a twitter addict lol. To learn more about me, go to twitter.com/reynah13

9. Friends. When you're a teen, you truly learn who you're true friends are. I have a few that I know for sure that are really great and I am so thankful to know that!

10. Quotes. You can find so many that can inspire you with love, life, and your dreams (:

3. Tagging

1. Erin- http://www.gottalovebeautyx.blogspot.com/

2. Nicola- http://www.cosmeticsmile-x.blogspot.com/

3. Claire- http://www.apieceofrandomthought.blogspot.com/

4. Kerry- http://www.alittlefashionromance.blogspot.com/

5. Michelle- http://www.michelle-chic.blogspot.com/

6. Kei Kei- http://www.misskeikei.blogspot.com/

7. Jemma- http://www.juicyjemma.blogspot.com/

8. Chocokittyxx5- http://www.chocokittyxx5.blogspot.com/

9. Yana- http://www.littlestripedbag.blogspot.com/

10. The Mirror- http://www.lifeimpressionss.blogspot.com/

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Item of the Day ♥

This flower ring from Urban Outfitters really caught my eye. It may not be bold, but it's so girly and I would be able to wear it with a really cute outfit. What do you think? (:

Porcelain Flower Ring $14.00 Urban Outfitters/Urbanoutfitters.com

Friday, August 13, 2010

Back to School Style Guide ♥

Mostly everyone dreads the word school in the summer. But, why not make the best of it? Whether you're going back to elementary, middle school, high school, or college, you want to look and feel your best. One of the upsides of going back to school, is new clothes, new styles, fashion, accessories. And you want to find the right style for you! (:

Sweet and Girly ♥

Sexy and Sporty ♥

Lovely Leather ♥

Fun and Bright ♥

Although these aren't all the styles you can conjure up to look amazing while hitting the books, these are just some fun ideas. I can't wait to go to the mall (:

Everyone at school has their own style, whether it's dark, bright, sporty, or girly. What's yours? (:

Tell me your favorite style and which one you'll be rocking in the classroom! (:

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