4th of July outfit ideas

4th of July outfit

4th of July outfit ideas

4th of July outfit ideas

4th of July outfit ideas

So these are two 4th of July outfits ideas are something I would wear to a fourth of July party and or BBQ. Therefore I would suggest throwing on a bikini under this and relaxing. The white off-the-shoulder top is from Forever 21. As for the shorts, They are from Charlotte Russe. Finally, The flip flops are from Uggs.

The black romper is from target. I got a medium but it’s a little too big for me. As for the hat and shoes, I got the hat at this monogram store in Burgaw, NC. The name of the monogram store is Carolina sisters monogram and more.  The shoes are from Toms. As for the wedges, I would definitely suggest buying them. They are very comfortable as well as easy to walk in.

I also got coffee from this amazing coffee store in Burgaw, NC. The coffee was so good. Bradley and I went there when we took these awesome photos. I got a delicious vanilla frappe while Bradley got tasty strawberry smoothie. They place is called the Brown Dog Coffee Company. Here are some photos of our visited the coffee shop.

4th of july outfit ideas

4th of july outfit ideas

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Hask hair care

So today’s post is a beauty review on the Hask Hair Care. * I would like to note I was compensated for writing this post but all opinions are my own and I genuinely love this product If I did not I would state that I didn’t*

The Hask Charcoal Hair care set I received came with a deep conditioning hair mask, a charcoal shampoo and conditioner. As well as a hair brush which is not pictured.

Hask Hair Care

Let’s start with the shampoo which can be purchased from here. The charcoal in it is suppose to clarify the hair of gunk from all the dry shampoo, styling gels, hair sprays etc. This product does just that which is why I love it. It is strong enough to get left over styling products out but gentle enough to use every day or every other day. I don’t wash my hair every day or every other day. The smell is so nice. It is a very light and refreshing citrus scent which if anyone knows me they definitely know my favorite scents are clean laundry, citrus (Aka Lemon, orange, lime) and light fruit smells. Also they occasional musky or manly smell.

Now the conditioners are amazing which can be purchased here. After using them my hair was so so so so soft. Bradley said my hair smelled of apples (honestly I don’t think his sense of smell is his strongest sense) but whatever… A little definitely goes a long ways. You DO NOT need more than a nickel or dime size amount depending on your hair length and thickness.

If I was to rate this I would definitely give it a 9 out of 10. I would definitely suggest they make them in a bigger bottle size. I also want to try their other hair products. The next one I’m trying is the coconut one.

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Mind Dimensions Omnibus


*I was compensated for writing this post but all opinions are my own.*

Reading Mind Dimensions Omnibus

I read the book series the Mind Dimensions Omnibus by Dima Zales. You can purchase the book here. Let me tell you this series was amazing. By the way this is one of those books you will NOT be able to put down. This book had a very interesting storyline. I enjoyed it immensely.
Darren has the ability to freeze time. He doesn’t know why or how this is possible but I love how he lives his life doing what he does. One day, he runs into someone who also has this gift. At this time in the story, this exact moment, I knew I was hooked and I needed to know more. Mira was intriguing to me, she can do what he does, but she lives a completely different life than Darren.
As the story unfolds, Darren learns that he has more abilities than he thought and it was fun watching him experiment with his gift. Imagine if you could stop the world and then read peoples minds. That would be incredibly interesting right? Well reading it through Darren’s eyes was so much fun.
Darren gets wrapped up in gaining knowledge and information (from others who share this ability) which put him in some compromising and dangerous situations. The suspense and danger kept me interested and had me trying to think about what could potentially happen.

This is a story I would recommend whole to everyone who enjoys suspense and action. Along with the fact that it is science fiction.

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Beach Bag Essentials

So today I am talking about what I consider my beach bag essentials during my trips to the beach and to the pool. I just got this colored tassel bag from target. It is super big and spacious. It is large enough to hold mine and Bradley’s towels. Along with everything I need. It is also so cute. I love it.

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Beach Bag: merona

I usually keep a drink of some sorts in it whether it be a bottle of water or a Mucho Mango Arizona tea. I need to have something to drink in my bag.

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Cover-up: Xhilaration

Then I keep my beach cover-up in my bag when I am in the water. I have sunscreen and chapstick with SPF 30 in there as well. Sunscreen and spray tans are my go to recently because I really don’t want leathery looking skin when I’m 30. I have headphones and a good book in there to keep my entertained while laying out. Although I usually don’t end up reading or listening to anything on my phone because Bradley is plenty of entertainment. These are beach bag essentials

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I also keep sunglasses, ibuprofen, band-aids, keys, and all those other important things.

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Bikini Top: Victoria’s Secret Similar Here | Bikini Bottoms: Victoria’s Secret

If you wan this bikini you can find it at victoria’s secret. I really like it. When I first saw it, I wasn’t sure if I would like because of the slits on the side.

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A day in my life on Thursday

So on a normal day which I am writing about Today (AKA Thursday April 7th,2016) I start by waking up between 6am and 7:30am. Here is a day in my life.

During this time I am either sleeping or just waking up. Today I woke up at 7:30am to take my younger brother, Hunter, to school. He has to be at school by 8:30am. He likes to be at school between 8am and 8:15am. Today I had to get hunter to school at 8am so I could get ready for my public speaking class.

I’m usually at the college around 9:15am sometimes a little earlier than that. I go to the college for public speaking. The class is actually very fun. I also heard if you take it at a community college it can be easier. Today I had a speech and ended up making an A.

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Then after class I go home to work on school like my public speaking and English class. I use that time to also work on my blog as well as other things like cleaning my room or playing with my dog,Willow.

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Then about 3pm, I go to pick up my brother from school. Luckily he was picked up by my dad who happened to be in town working.

Then around 4pm, depending on the situation, I call Bradley to see if we are hanging out. Some Thursdays we hang out some we do not. It really depends on whether he has test coming the next day. I don’t really have to worry much about my schooling due to the fact most of my classes are online.

But as for this past Thursday, we didn’t hang out because Bradley was working.

5:30pm, My mom and I went to target so she could find a baby shower gift for her supervisor. Then we went to Lifeway christian book stores.

About 7:15pm, we went to the restaurant where Bradley and I work. I have bacon cheese fries and my mom had the varsity burger. It was so good.

Then about 8:30pm, I took a nap from eating too much.

By 10pm, I’m at home with a fresh, clean face. Continuously working on a new blog post, scheduling tweets and other blog related things. I’m also usually on Facetime with Bradley.

Then 12am and 2am, I’m in cozily in bed asleep. Last night I was asleep by 12:30am.

Sorry if this wasn’t very interesting…Maybe I’ll do “What I do in a day” vlogging/blogging over the summer when I actually do stuff like visit my family in New York or traveling. If you enjoyed this please comment, share on social medias such as facebook, etc.

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Mango Watermelon Smoothie

Today’s post is a Mango watermelon smoothie recipe. I just came up with this recipe recently because I had limited fruit in my refrigerator. So here is the mango watermelon smoothie recipe.

  • Nice splash of apple cider vinegar
  • Nice splash of lemon juice (preferably fresh lemon juice)
  • A little orange extract (I used this as I didn’t have any oranges)
  • Frozen cubed mango (You can use fresh mango but I didn’t have that)
  • Fresh cubed watermelon
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • a good amount of Greek yogurt
  • A little water

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I was lacking fresh fruits so I made do and it actually tasted good. Also if your concerned about the apple cider vinegar…You can smell it but nor taste it.

I first get out all of the ingredients such as the apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, etc.  I put in the Greek yogurt in the blender. Then I put the frozen mangoes in the blender. I put the cubed watermelon in after the mango. Then I put in a dash of cinnamon. Then a splash of apple cider vinegar. The a little lemon juice and some water.

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Tips to be healthy

*NOTE: I AM NOT A CERTIFIED FITNESS OR NUTRITION EXPERT. CONSULT WITH YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANYTHING IN THIS POST. I AM NOT LIABLE FOR ANYTHING YOU DO.*

Well for starters, I love fitness and health. I love trying out healthy recipes and new workouts. I love working out in my home, riding bikes and walking on the beach. So here are some of my tips to be healthy and therefore happy.

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1. You should eat as clean as possible. That means fruits, veggies and protein. As well as some sweets once in a while.

2. Make a workout schedule. Plan different workouts during the week. Go on Pinterest and we heart it and find leg workouts etc. ride bikes, walk, lift weights.

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3. Do meal preparation. This makes life so much easier. Pre cook chicken and make a salad etc. I always try to do this because after school I am famished and will grab whatever is in arms reach.

4. Don’t get bummed if you “mess up” you didn’t mess up you ate something that wasn’t that healthy. Just go and eat a lovely salad for your next meal. It’s fine do not beat yourself up over some cookies.

5. Listen to your body. You may feel hungry but you’re probably thirsty. You may have exercised Monday but you’re so sore that you skip Tuesday that’s good you listened to your body and just continue being healthy and eating right and you’ll be fine in the end.

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-Cara 💋

Hunter’s birthday!

So Monday was Hunter’s birthday. If you don’t know hunter is my younger brother. If I refer to Hunter as Joseph, it’s because Joseph is Hunter’s first name.

HAPPY 16th BIRTHDAY HUNTER!!!

He went to school like any other 10th grader. Afterwards I picked him up from school. I took him to my dad’s neighbor’s house. They are pretty much our grandparents. They love celebrating birthdays like Hunter’s birthday and my birthday.

So when we went over there, we helped them clean some of the tables we were going to be using for hunter’s birthday. The reason we had to clean the tables is because the pollen had collected on them.

After that I helped set up for hunter’s birthday. We had a banner and plates that said happy birthday.

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Hunter's birthday cara lynn blog

Hunter wanted to cook hamburgers and build a fire in the fire pit. He built a fire…It started to get extremely warm. The hamburgers started smelling so good after a few minutes.

Hunter's birthday cara lynn blog

Hunter's birthday cara lynn blog

Hunter's birthday cara lynn blog

My hamburger was so so so good. It was heavenly. I put potato chips on my hamburger because it taste so freaking good. I don’t like onions, mayo, mustard, etc. Here’s what it looked like!

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Then we sung happy birthday to hunter and ate ice cream cake. The ice cream cake was really good as well. Hunter really enjoyed it. Here’s a look at the ice cream cake!

After eating cake, we had hunter open some of Hunter’s birthday presents. He only had one to open on m\Monday because the other has to be ordered.

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Top tips for college students

So here are my tips for college students. I know that your money is tight as a college student and you probably want to quickly retain the necessary information.

1.) Highlight important information. Please don’t highlight the entire page…that defeats the purpose.

2.) Actually read the readings. Or you can use sparknotes or whatever other website similar to that. (I do not encourage this but I have done it…)

3.) Get free makeup samples at Sephora. This not only saves you money but you can figure out which products you like and which you don’t before buying the product.

4.) Get free samples from websites that are offering them. You get to try out new products as well as save yourself a couple bucks.

5.) Take 10% of your paychecks and put it in a savings account. You can eventually buy something large with that saved money.

6.) If you live in state as well as go to college close to home. LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS OR A FAMILY MEMBER. It will save you money.

7.) Study for about 30 minutes for each class everyday. This way you don’t have to cram the night before a test.

8.) Buy stuff that is on sale from places like clothes mentor and tjmaxx. This way you can buy cute items for wayyyyy less. I buy cute notebooks with sayings on them for like $5.

9.) Use a planner. It will help you know what you have to do for the day.

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Voxbox From Influenster

Hey guys!

Today’s post is the Vobox. I received this from Influenster for free for testing purposes. The packaging was cute. It says Influenster on it and is turquoise.

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The first thing I saw when I opened the box was Snickers Crispers. It was so so good. The puffed rice was a great touch. I would definitely buy the Snickers bar again. Although I don’t know where I can buy another. (If you know where let me know in the comments!)

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Then I tried the NYC lip and cheek tint by Demi Lovato. I got Cheeky Pink. My only two issues were that it made my lips really really dry. Also I couldn’t use such a bubblegum pink on my cheeks without looking a bit odd. Also when blending it out on my cheeks, it left streaks. As for a lip color, it was pretty good. It was buildable so if I wanted a very bright lip, I could add more. I advise you to moisturize your lips before wearing this.

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In the box was the Sweetspot Labs to-go wipettes. The smells I got were the mandarin and vanilla blossom ones. The mandarin one in my opinion didn’t smell like mandarin. It did make me feel cleaner than I was before using it. The vanilla blossom one smelt amazing. It was that disgusting vanilla smell. It was a gentle vanilla smell which I really enjoyed using.

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Next was the Yogi tea. In my opinion the Green tea blueberry Slim Life one didn’t taste good. In my opinion it had no flavor or tasted like plain green tea. The Green tea kombucha was much better. It tasted like plain green tea like I was expecting.

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