Contrasting Textures.

Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all survived since Mondays are sometimes not so fun.

I first want to start by saying I hope you are all looking forward to Thanksgiving (if you celebrate it), because I know I sure am! Thanksgiving is surely my second favorite holiday of the year, following Christmas. I love looking forward to precious family time, yummy, home-cooked food, and the warm feeling of the holiday season. What is your favorite thing about Thanksgiving?

…. When I woke up later then I had planned to today, I quickly racked my brain for a classy, yet grunge outfit that was easy to throw on in a pinch. Luckily, my tired brain was able to function early this morning and I came up with this all black, contrasting textures, entirely vintage, look. Although, from a distance, it may seem very simple, being that it is all the same color: black, when you take a closer look you will find that the different textures, such as angora wool, denim, cable knit and leather come together nicely to create a more interesting and sophisticated feel.

At times, when all black is paired together, it may relay almost a goth-like vibe, however, since I sported a soft turtle neck sweater with fashion forward lace-up boots and a trendy button-down denim dress (in which I styled to replicate a skirt), the look is transformed into something much more edgy.

I decided to put my hair into a simple half ponytail in order to keep it out of my face. I kept my makeup very neutral, as I do most days, with bold brows, a hint of bronzer in my crease and natural mascara.

If you choose to replicate this look, I would love if you would send me a picture (Instagram listed below). Thank you for reading. I am so thankful for you! I want to know what all of you are thankful for, so please leave me a comment below!

Love all. Love Madeline.

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Hask Keratin Haircare Line Review


Hello friends!

During the chilly months of the year, do you ever find your hair to be lacking in moisture and shininess? Or does your scalp ever feel itchy?

I know that I experience all of these qualities in my normally-shiny, hydrated locks when the fall and winter months begin to show themselves. And just let me tell you, I do not like dry, brittle, dandruff-dusted hair, and I’m sure you don’t either.

Now that you know my thoughts on gross winter hair, I feel the need to tell you about a variety of products I have absolutely been loving. Just recently I began using Hask’s keratin-infused hair care line of shampoo, conditioner, hair oil, and deep conditioning treatment mask. This array of products is designed to infuse hair with a great amount of moisture and nutrients, such as keratin. When all four products are used together, the outcome is luscious, healthy, repaired locks.

I tend to gravitate towards very thick formulas of conditioner to keep my hair looking and feeling it’s softest all year round. When I first used the Hask Keratin conditioner I enjoyed the thick consistency, but the application felt to be very generic; however, once I washed the product out, I was extremely pleased to find that my hair was smoother than ever. The shampoo was also very good for my hair; lathering well and leaving behind a very clean feeling. But my main focus for a hair care line is the conditioner, which I have nothing bad to say about it.

After leaving the shower, I proceeded to lather my hair (root to tip) with the deep conditioner that is apart of the line. I left it on for ten minutes (as is directed) and followed the application with a thorough rinsing. This product made my hair feel nice and hydrated in the moment, but in my opinion, left no lasting results. Not to say that I didn’t like it, but my hair didn’t benefit tremendously from the thick treatment.

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I finished my routine by thoroughly distributing a pea sized amount of the repairing hair oil into my damp hair; beginning at the ears, making my way to the ends. I had tried this product on it’s own about a year ago, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint the second time around. This product is definitely my favorite one out of Hask’s keratin line! The formula does not leave my hair feeling heavy or weighed-down, but rather silky, shiny and weightless.

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Overall, I would surely recommend all of these Hask hair care products to anyone looking for a rejuvenating hair boost. The formula does just what it’s said to, hydrate! which is the perfect thing my hair needs as we transition into winter. Not only do the products work incredibly well, they are also free of sulfates, parabens, gluten and artificial colors.

If you would like to purchase or simply browse any of Hask’s wonderful items, just click the link -> http://haskbeauty.com/brand/keratin

Thank you all for your endless support, and keep an eye out for my skincare routine which I will be posting in the near future! Until then, I would love any post ideas you may have, please leave them in a comment for me. Love all. Love Madeline.

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Derma e Firming DMAE Moisturizer Review + EXCLUSIVE COUPONS


Happy Sunday!

Fall is such a wonderful time that is packed full of color, holiday spirit and yummy autumn scents, however, the weather begins to turn chilly and my skin feels the biggest impact due to the dryness in the air. Most of the other months of the year I find my skin to be quite oily, but during the later months it takes on very different characteristics, causing occasional dry patches and discomfort. Moisturizer is my best friend during this time of year, and nothing makes a girl like me happier than finding a truly magnificent facial moisturizer.

I am only fifteen years old, and my skin is still in it’s youth, so thankfully I don’t have to worry about any loss of elasticity quite yet (hallelujah), however, I do struggle with uneven and blemished skin due to my teenage years and genetics. And many skincare products, such as new cleansers or moisturizes, can often break me out because of the ingredients they seep into your skin. I have found, over the past few years, that natural skincare products make a tremendous difference in keeping my skin healthy, and I tend to reach for them many times instead of chemically-infused products.

I recently began using the Derma e Firming DMAE Moisturizer to keep my skin looking smooth and hydrated for the fall time. Not only is Derma e one of the first all-natural skincare brands, but their products are also vegan and cruelty-free. After trying out this product for around one week, I can honestly say that my face feels much softer, moisturized and glowy. The product applies easily, being that it is packaged in a pot, and glides onto the skin effortlessly. Unlike many moisturizers I have experimented with, the firming DMAE moisturizer does a nice job of absorbing into the skin for a deep hydration and does not leave behind a heavy residue. Another plus to this product is that a little goes a long way, making for a lasting supply of moisturizer.

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One of the firming DMAE moisturizer’s main characteristics is that is helps to firm and lift skin with it’s skin-firming formula, rich in vitamins and nutrients. It contains 1% of Alpha Lipoic Acid; which occasionally causes an adverse reaction on some skin types, but most times this ingredient performs it’s job of bringing elasticity back to the skin. Although I don’t need any firming done to my face, I believe it’s a quality that could be more beneficial for a slightly older customer base, or for people who are searching for a good, natural skincare product that firms their skin, no matter their age.

Here a test is shown between the well-known product Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer and Derma e’s Firming DMAE Moisturizer that clearly results in the outcome of Derma e’s product to be better by most people.

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One of the best things about the Firming DMAE Moisturizer is that it can be found at most Walgreen’s! Yes, although it is a great, seemingly high-end, skincare product it can be found right at your local drugstore. And Derma e was kind enough to supply me with a discount coupon for you guys, to use at your Walgreen’s …

Print out the coupons and buy some derma e at Walgreens!
http://dermae.com/coupons.html 

Try something new this fall… derma e Natural Skincare. Available at Walgreens.  

Thank you for reading, my darling moodies! Thank you for sticking with me after these few sparse weeks of writing. Love all. Love Madeline.

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Fall Is In the Air // 10.17.15

Fall has finally fallen upon us. 

Today, in Oregon, has been the first official day that feels like fall (and not the middle of summer); bringing autumn showers and fallen leaves. 

Just a few days ago, WordPress kindly reminded me of my one year anniversary with them. Can you believe it? I’ve stuck with blogging through writers block, late night jumbled words and many times of limited creativity. Yay me!  

I want to let each one of you know just how special you are to me, because without you all, I probably wouldn’t have stuck with this whole blogging deal. I want to remind you that I am passionate about what I do because you encourage me to pursue my dreams. Thank you a million for all of your love and support💜💜. 

& please lookout for a giveaway sometime in the near future on honor of my one year. & please give me any ideas of future blog posts you would like to see from me, I would really appreciate it!

Love all, Love Madeline. 

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His plan for me // 10.5.15

A day filled with emotion, but in the end, faith in His plan.//

School terrorism is NOT funny, ever. Not last week, and definitely not today. When will people turn from evil, and rest their eyes on the one who created everything good?

I can only hope and pray that that day will come soon; when people finally take off the blinders and see clearly that there is comfort in His words and promises.

God always has a plan, even though you may not be able to see it in the moment. And this is something I am trying to constantly remind myself of; because even things like not getting much playing time during a soccer game or not being on time to an event are apart of his plan. It’s learning to put your undivided faith in Him that makes life worth living, and it’s something we all could use some practice doing.    plaid4  plaid1 plaid2

Listen for His voice and you will hear it.

I love you all. Love Madeline. xoxo

p.s. – each morning I send out a bible verse that speaks to my heart, if you would like to receive my daily text messages, please contact me and I will gladly personally send them to you!

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Shirt- RVCA

Earrings- Urban Outfitters

Necklace- unknown

Boots- Dr. Martens

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A Walk in the Woods // 9.27.15

Stand tall in what you believe. Do everything with passion.

Plaid, black and messy ponytails //

As I took each careful step on my voyage up the mountain, I was filled with a deep knowing that I’m on the right path. Not following anyone but my Creator, not changing myself for any reason other than improvement. I am me; different than every other person who has walked this earth; made for a purpose.

… and so are you.

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What a beautiful view, what a wonderful life. Am I right?

This pretty place is called Onion Mountian lookout in Southern Oregon, and my oh my, I’ve never been more in love with one single place. Where do you love to spend your time outdoors? Do you prefer mountains or flat lands?

Love all. Love Madeline. xoxo

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Shirt- Old Navy

Pants- Rag and Bone

Boots- unspecified

Down-to-earth Saturday // 9.26.15

Earth tones. Growers Market. Coffee dates.

These are the days I love, the days I look forward to, the days that remind me of my beautiful life.

I was finally given a moment of silence, free from the commotion of non-stop soccer and constant school work. I was able to spend a day with a good friend of mine, sipping coffee that warmed our souls, eating hot donuts and speaking words that illuminated our hearts. There is nothing better than a day off, and this one called for dressing up…

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My style is changing with the leaves this time of year. I find myself reaching for earth/neutral tones instead of patterns or bright colors. mad4

This skirt is equipped with large pockets and a belt, perfect for transitioning from summer to fall.

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Shirt- Old Navy

Skirt- Old Navy

Shoes- vintage

Thank you for reading my thoughts today, you guys are lovely. What have you been up to? School, sports, work? Tell me about it!

Love all. Love Madeline. xoxo

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Fallin’ for Autumn

When the weather begins to cool down, leaves start to change from vibrant greens to warm hues of orange and red. Fall is right around the corner, and as much as I’ve tried to hold onto summer, I’m now ready for a change of season. 

So many wonderful things come with Fall. Cozy, cute clothes that keep the cold away, hot drinks that warm you from the inside out and traditional scents that remind us all of the holidays. 

With is outfit, I decided to pair the maroon jogger-type pants (from old navy) with a dressier button down patterned shirt. I wore converse to finish the look, not drawing any attention away from the clothing. Although the outfit is simple, I really like the dark colors and comfort that it gives. 



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What would you girls like to see me blog about next? Thank you always for the constant love and support💜💜 

Shirt- billabong

Pants- old navy

Shoes- converse 

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Finding comfort in the uncomfortable. 

When was the last time you decided to do more than what is asked of you?

As summer slows to an end, I am suddenly aware of many people (including myself, a lot of the time) that are simply too comfortable in their daily routine. Instead of having passion or excitement for each new phase of life, they boringly walk through each day, oblivious to what makes their hearts happy; what drives them to become a better person.

We, as humans, were never created to live monotonous lives, empty of happiness. We have become comfortable; we look forward to sitting on the couch in the middle of the day or scrolling through instagram and twitter instead of going for a hike. The first way to wake up our lazy generation is to find our passion once again. I know we can do it, it just takes a little faith, and slowly our eyes will be opened to the adventure, beauty, love and miracle our great God always meant for us to enjoy.

The message of salvation that Jesus so kindly gifted us with was never intended to be kept only to Christians, or people who are already saved. If you know that God loves everyone and Jesus is the one way to eternal life, you should proclaim it to anyone and everyone you come to know. Too many people (including myself) choose to speak about our faith with only those who have similar belief systems instead of spreading the love and truth of the bible with those who actually could benefit from the Word.

Mark 2:17 states, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

I know that many times, I choose to speak words of encouragement or grace to the people in my life who I am most comfortable with. However, I have been trying to expand my messages to people who may have never heard what I had to say, who could gain knowledge from my words. 

“‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding;
    you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.

For this people’s heart has become calloused;
    they hardly hear with their ears,
    and they have closed their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
    hear with their ears,
    understand with their hearts

and turn, and I would heal them.’

– Matthew 13:14-15

Do what sets your heart on fire. If you like to make art, let your hands create. If you love to cook, make whatever you feel like. I love to write, therefore, I blog. And I can’t explain how happy soccer makes me, so I play. If you don’t have a favorite pass time, try out multiple activities and when you stumble upon one you like, don’t hesitate to pursue it.

Let’s push ourselves to be the best we can be. I’m no longer content living a life with no adventure, nothing to look forward to, and no people to share in my happiness. I want to be the best person I’m capable of; choose kindness instead of rudeness, positivity over negativity and love in place of hate. I do not want to be comfortable, but I wish to feel uncomfortable in my pursuit of faith and with each new obstacle of life. 

I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” – John 12:46

How are you going to challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone? What can you do to be the best you? 

Thanks for reading my thoughts. Never forget my gratefulness or you. 💜💜 

Room Inspiration // 9.4.15

Last month I took a look around my room, and thought to myself, ‘wow, I need to spice things up in here!’

Do you ever feel like that?

Well, after some internet searching, I found a crafty piece of artwork that caught my eye. I was inspired by a tumblr picture of dangling photographs tied on by strings to a hanging branch, displayed on a wall. The great thing about this wall art is that it’s very inexpensive and extremely easy to make.

I walked out my back door, found a worthy fallen branch, attached my favorite photos to it with earth-toned yarn, and hung it above my bed. Simple as that. It looks modern, and it’s a great way to display some of your favorite moments; whether they be from instagram or off of your camera. branch3

I now feel like my room fits my personality better, and gives me inspiration each time I glance at my decorated wall. I even added a couple bible verses that help remind me to be thankful for every moment in the day.

What inspires you? What diy room decorations would you like to see me post?

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