Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Reflecting On Year 23

Wow I'm 24 it's such a blessing !!!! 
I took some time to reflect on how much my life has changed since my last birthday . 

The biggest change is the death of my mother . I never would have thought I would be entering year 24 without my best friend  . My birthday morning I read the card my mother gave me last year . It was perfect . Just reading her words explaining my birth and how I was a wonderful gift and blessing from God . I miss my best friend , I know I will see her again . 

23 brought me a lot of heartache and happiness . Such s bipolar year ! 

I've learned so much about  myself .
I've learned that I need to open up more . I have a habit of closing myself off a lot . I lived a very safe / boring. Not stepping outside my bubble . 

Year 23 I finally made a decision on my career goals. I made the best decision ever to join cosmetology school . Learning so much more about the beauty industry ... I can't wait to graduate in May ......

I have this amazing man in my life . He is   such an blessing. The love this man has for me and I have for him is so indescribable . I see an amazing future with him. 
But sometimes this love scares me because I've never loved someone as much as I love him . 


I'm so excited to see what year 24 has in store for me . Hopefully more traveling , more love , and happiness .  

        Stay tuned !
           Xoxo 
           Brittany 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Monday Music

                                               Happy Monday ladies and gents ! 
               There will no longer be Friday Hit List . I'm changing up the schedule . 
                Music is my life ! There is a song  for every emotion , every moment in life . 

                       There are 5 songs that have been stuck in my head nonstop 

                                                 1. Wake Me Up - Avicii 
                                                 2. Roar - Katy Perry 
                                                 3. Royals - Lorde 
                                                 4. Radioactive - Imagine Dragons 
                                                 5. Safe and Sound - Capital Cities 


                                             What are some of your favorite songs ? 
                                                     I would love to know !! 
                                                Leave it in the comments below !! 

                                                              Til  Next Time 
                                                                     Xoxo 
                                                                    Brittany 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Update !! I'm Back !! πŸ‘πŸ’‹

I know ! I know ! I've been gone for a while ! I needed some time to rethink my vision for my blog . I felt like I lost my mojo , and was just doing the bare minimal . I felt like I was just doing what everyone else was doing instead of being me !  
There will be a lot more personal post because I do want to keep you all updated on what's going on with me . 
So let me catch   you up . I am in school . I love my school . I'm learning so much . Hey if you need a relaxer , highlights or whatever hit me up . Lol . 
I'm still jobless ! It's so hard to find a job going to school 830 - 5 everyday . But hopefully I will be going back to sephora in a couple weeks 
My love life ........ Well  I met someone . We will  see how this goes :) Hmmm 
That's basically it ! 
Of course I will be doing some fall posts because duh that's my favorite season !!! 
Til Next Time !
Xoxo 
Brittany 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday Social

Sunday Social


1. What is your favorite TV  show as a kid?
I love Sabrina the teenage witch , 

2. What is your current favorite TV show?
 I cant just pick one : Scandal , Pretty Little Liars , Grey's Anatomy , and Sons of Anarchy 
3. Which reality show would you NEVER do?
Fear Factor and Wipe Out
4. Which reality show would you LOVE to do?
Real World 
5. What is the TV personality/character that you feel is most like you?
Melissa Gorga from Real housewives of new jersey 
and 
Lauren Conrad from the hills 

6. Which TV character would you want to date?
the president from scandal
Alex from greys anatomy 

xoxo
B

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Starting A New Journey

This week I signed up for cosmetology school . I'm so excited but yet I'm so scared . This is me finally living out my dream . I love everything beauty and I really see a future in it . I don't know why I'm so nervous . It's been almost a year and a half since I've been in school and when I was in school . I was doing what I was suppose to do and not what I wanted to do . I need to get over this fear of change and got for it . I'm always telling others to follows their dreams but I'm  sitting here scared of my own . Crazy right ? ! I hear my mom now " Brittany do what makes you happy ! Don't let others opinions get to you , " . Its time for me to take that leap . I'm scared but I know at the end I  will be happy ! 

( ill keep you all updated on my journey ) 

Til next time 

Brittany 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunday Social

Sunday Social

What is your favorite store to shop at?
I love target. I can walk in there for one thing and come out with 5 bags full of things ! 
For clothes I would have to say Torrid . I went in there yesterday and couldn't help but spend some money in that store.There is something new in there always !.
And my for body sprays and candles  I love bath and body works especially when they have a sale on their candles . 




If you could afford anything and everything, which designer brand would you covet?
Tory Burch and Michael Kors 


Must have closet staple?
I have a long list of stuff. But I think every girl should have a great pair of jeans . The length is perfect and it make your butt look amazing !

Favorite kind of shoes? (brand or type)
I love a great flat . Something stylish and comfortable . I heard some great things about Tory Burch flats . I think I need to invest in a pair. 
Best clothing deal you’ve ever gotten? (sale or amazing find)
I got some torrid jeans ( never been worn) on ebay for $5 and those jeans are actually $60 
Style you’d love to try?
I feel like my style has been really safe lately . I would love to glam it up a lot more .
So I just want to step out of my box when it comes to style .

xoxo
Brittany

Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday Hit List : Mac Miller

A lot of albums was released this week . 
But only one stole my heart and got my money .

Watching Movies With The Sound Off
Mac Miller 

I've been waiting forever for this album
I love Mac Miller .

This week my Friday Hit List is dedicated to Malcolm James McCormick 

Top 5 Songs from Watching Movies With The Sound Off

~ Goosebumps


~  Someone Like You 


~ Watching Movies 


~ O.K

~ S.D.S

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If you haven't checked out his new album yet . Please do you won't regret it !!! 

Til Next Time 
xoxo
Brittany 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

My Summer Reading List Part 1

1. Bridesmaid Lotto - Rachel Astor 
Josie is shocked to be picked in the Bridesmaid Lotto. Now how will she keep her true klutzy self from showing up for all the world to see?

2. The Causal Vacancy - J.K Rowling 
When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.
Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.
Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…Pagford is not what it first seems.
And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?
Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults

3. The Sassy Belles - Beth Albright 

Meet the Sassy Belles
They're strong as a mint julep, sweet as peach cobbler, and no matter what, they stick together.
There are only two seasons in Tuscaloosa—football and waiting-for-football. When Lewis Heart, football announcer and voice of the Crimson Tide, vanishes after an impromptu romp with Vivi Ann McFadden at the Fountain Mist Motel, Vivi does what any Southern woman would do: call her best friend, Blake O'Hara Heart, attorney-at-law.
With the town gossip swirling around them, Vivi and Blake are determined to find out what happened to Lewis and clear Vivi's reputation. Because after all, men may come and go, but the Sassy Belles are forever.
Not since Steel Magnolias have we fallen in love with such sexy, strong and hilarious Southern women. So grab your best girlfriends and join these Belles on the first of many joyrides through the Deep South….
4. Pastors' Wives - Lisa Takeuchi Cullen

What’s it like when the man you married is already married to God? asks Pastors’ Wives, an often surprising yet always emotionally true first novel set in a world most of us know only from the outside.
Lisa Takeuchi Cullen’s debut novel Pastors’ Wives follows three women whose lives converge and intertwine at a Southern evangelical megachurch. Ruthie follows her Wall Street husband from New York to Magnolia, a fictional suburb of Atlanta, when he hears a calling to serve at a megachurch called Greenleaf. Reeling from the death of her mother, Ruthie suffers a crisis of faith—in God, in her marriage, and in herself. Candace is Greenleaf’s “First Lady,” a force of nature who’ll stop at nothing to protect her church and her superstar husband. Ginger, married to Candace’s son, struggles to play dutiful wife and mother while burying her calamitous past. All their roads collide in one chaotic event that exposes their true selves. Inspired by Cullen’s reporting as a staff writer for Time magazine, Pastors’ Wivesis a dramatic portrayal of the private lives of pastors’ wives, caught between the demands of faith, marriage, duty, and love.

5. The Moon and More - Sarah Dessen 

Luke is the perfect boyfriend: handsome, kind, fun. He and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby, the beach town where they both grew up. But now, in the summer before college, Emaline wonders if perfect is good enough.
Enter Theo, a super-ambitious outsider, a New Yorker assisting on a documentary film about a reclusive local artist. Theo's sophisticated, exciting, and, best of all, he thinks Emaline is much too smart for Colby.
Emaline's mostly-absentee father, too, thinks Emaline should have a bigger life, and he's convinced that an Ivy League education is the only route to realizing her potential. Emaline is attracted to the bright future that Theo and her father promise. But she also clings to the deep roots of her loving mother, stepfather, and sisters. Can she ignore the pull of the happily familiar world of Colby?
Emaline wants the moon and more, but how can she balance where she comes from with where she's going?
Sarah Dessen's devoted fans will welcome this story of romance, yearning, and, finally, empowerment. It could only happen in the summer.

6. What Happen To Goodbye 
Since her parents' bitter divorce, Mclean and her dad, a restaurant consultant, have been on the move - four towns in two years. Estranged from her mother and her mother's new family, Mclean has followed her dad in leaving the unhappy past behind. And each new place gives her a chance to try out a new persona: from cheerleader to drama diva. But now, for the first time, Mclean discovers a desire to stay in one place and just be herself - whoever that is. Perhaps her neighbor Dave, an academic superstar trying to be just a regular guy, can help her find out. Combining Sarah Dessen's trademark graceful writing, great characters, and compelling storytelling, What Happened to Goodbye is irresistible reading



This is part one . I know I will finish these books fast. So I might have a part 2 with 3 or 4 books that I will post later after I finish these 6. 

Til next time 
xoxo 
Brittany 



Friday, June 14, 2013

What To Bring To A Concert

Concert Season is in full effect and I've already been to couple this season .
Tomorrow I will be attending the B96 Summer Bash ( same concert I attended last year )


There is a couple of thing you dont want to forget to bring or wear while attending a concert

1. Wear Comfortable Shoes . I know some girls want to wear heels they can barely walk in . WHY ??
Your going to be on your feet for hours dancing why hurt yourself . 
For the Summer Bash my shoes of choice are : Vans 

2. A Camera - Capture these moment in film and photo ! And don't forget to charge your battery and bring at least 2 or 3 sd cards just in case .. you have to be safe !. 
3. Money ! -  Bring money so you can buy merch , food , drinks , or get a cab . 


4. Sun Screen - For those outdoor concerts . You don't want to burn while having fun ! 


5. Lip Balm and Lipstick ! - Keep your lips looking good . Who knows your favorite singer could come in the crowd an kiss you . ( Yeah in my dreams ) 
6.  The TICKETS !!!! DUH .  You would never get in ! 

This is just a list of basic things you should bring to a concert . I'm so excited for tomorrows concert. 
What concerts are you going to this summer or have already been to ?

til next time 
xoxo
Brittany 



Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Finding Something Your Passionate About !

It took me a long time to find something that I love to do . 
I love MAKEUP !

 I love FASHION !

I LOVE YOUTUBE !

I know some of you are like 
" YouTube"????
Yes I love YouTube. 
I'm still new at it But I love making videos .Some may think its weird that I sit
 in  my room for hours and talk to a camera. Buts its fun . 
The Setup 
The Filming 
The Editing 
The Uploading 
Not my set up . But im working on getting something like this soon ! . 


I love it all !!!!
I love all 90 of my subscribers. Hopefully I will have more one day but for now I'm happy 

I took a little break from my YouTube after my mother's death . 
But I'm ready to go back full force. I have a lot planned for my channel .
Some fun fashion and beauty videos and I'm starting to vlog again. 
Not daily yet but there will be vlogs. 
I'm so excited to get back to my love " YouTube "

I'm happy in the direction I see my life going . 
Michelle Phan is my inspiration . http://www.youtube.com/user/MichellePhan
I know you tube is something I know I can make a future out of . 
Its opened my eyes to many other possibilities 
I want to be a makeup artist and one day start my own makeup line. 
And for those who know me I still want to come out with my own plus size clothing line . 
So join me on my YouTube journey  
Check out My channel If you like it subscribe . 
Til next time 
xoxo 
Brittany 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday Social

Sunday Social


1. How did you come up with your blog name ?

Actually my mother came up with the name " Living With Brittany " .
I had two other blogs on talking about different things 
1. Makeup and Dress Down  ( my fashion blog )
2. Bows Over Bros ( my life blog )
* I still have the urls for both just in case i go back to them . 
But with Living With Brittany I combined it all .



2. What is your favorite thing about blogging ?

Blogging is a great way to express yourself. Be it fashion , life , makeup or etc. 
I just love picking different topics to talk about and getting everyones opinion on it . 

3. What is one thing you have discovered because of blogging and now cant live without?
Blogging . I could never not blog . I love it so  much . I know I haven't posted as much as I use to but I'm working on that and I will have it together  soon . But I love blogging and I don't want to give it up anytime soon .  It has been a great outlet for me . I couldn't live without it and reading all my favorite bloggers !! . 

4. Facebook or Twitter? and why?
TWITTER . 
Its short and sweet . Sometimes I need a little more than 140 characters but hey I make it work. 

5. If one celeb read your blog who would you want it to be?
I would love for Corri McFadden to read my blog . I would love to work for her one day . She owns a consignment store here in chicago . She is really my inspiration . She started her own business and I would love  to start my own . If you have never heard of her look her up. She also had a tv show for little while about her business . 

6. If one celeb read your blog who would you want it to be?

My blog is a great representation   of me. I try to keep it real with all my readers . I'm an open book. That's why its called " Living With Brittany " . I talk about my everyday life , music I love , makeup , fashion , and so many other things that I love . 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday Hit List

I need a vacation ! 
I want a beach , spa treatments and dancing all night at a club .
There are three places I want to be !
California , Miami and Las Vegas . 
If I could leave tomorrow and go to all three for a week a piece . 
I would. 
I just want to let loose , be 23 and just get away for a while ! 
But until then I will just enjoy my time here in IL.
Wrigleyville here I come tonight !! 


Now for my song list of the week ! 

1. Waking Up In Vegas - Katy Perry 

2. Drank In My Cup -  Kirko Bangz

3.  Red Solo Cup - Toby Keith 



4. 22 - Taylor Swift 





5.  I Feel A Sin Comin' On - Pistol Annies 




Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sunday Social

Sunday Social
1. What is your favorite Social Media outlet?
I love Tumblr and Pinterest  are my favorite . They both have been my little addition lately. 
Especially with me looking for a place of my own . I have so many decorating ideas . 

2. Do you subscribe to any daily news reads?
Nope I just read select blog post everyday 

3. Favorite Magazine to have by the pool?
Cosmopolitan , People , In-style , Glamour 

4. Favorite summertime song?
 I have a list . 
1. Cruise - Florida Georgia Line / Nelly

2. Summertime - Kenny Chesney 


3. 22 - Taylor Swift 


I'm gonna leave it there . I have whole cd worth of songs for this summer !! 


5. Best Summer concert you’ve been to?
The B96 Summer last summer was amazing . Lots of dancing and we even got rain on toward the end . But we kept on dancing . No umbrella needed . 
Going again this year . June 15th . I'm so excited 








xoxo 
Brittany 


Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday Hit List :

Happy Friday Ladies and Gents !
Its time for Friday Hit-list 
This week has been horrible . If you read my post from thursday that was part of it . But its just been a lot of random crap . 
I have a lot of go to song that help me feel better . 

1. Wings - Little Mix


2. Skyscraper - Demi Lovato 


3. Titanium - David Guetta / Sia 


4. Part Of Me - Katy Perry 



5. Shut Up Christina Aguilera 


xoxo 
Brittany 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Citrus Merlot Sangria

I've been in love with sangria's lately ! 
Ive been trying so many different recipes and I finally 
found one that I love !






Ingredients 



Merlot


Lime
Grapefruit
Oranges

Lemon


A Simple Syrup
- 1/4 cup of lemon juice
-1/4 cup of water
-1/2 cup of white sugar

* It taste better if you make it the night before an event.


This sangria is so yummy . I can't wait to make this for girls night in my new apartment ( when I find a new place )

xoxo 
Brittany 





Tuesday, May 28, 2013

50 Random Questions

*I saw this as a tag on YouTube but I decided to make this a blog post 

50 Random Questions 

Where were you 3 hours ago?
3 years ago I was still in college going to school to be a doctor ( pleasing other , long story another post)
Who are you in love with?
Myself!! I becoming this new women and I'm loving every minute of it .
Have you ever eaten a crayon?
Sadly as a kid I did . I love the PINK ones !!
Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?
Yes . too much pink . Sitting at my desk , My folders , nail polish , and etc too  much to list
When is the last time you went to the mall?
Wow now that I think about it . Its been over 2 months ( saving for a new apartment is killing me )
Are you wearing socks right now?
Nope barefoot as always
Does your family have a car worth over $2,000?
Yes, I now my car isn't worth that much . Its  time for me to upgrade her . She keep breaking down on me ... ( maybe after i move )
When was the last time you drove out of town?
Well I drove to crete Il and that was a journey from my house lol but it wasnt that far .
Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days?
No !! But i want to see hangover 3
Are you hot?
Im freezing the air is on right now !
What was the last thing you had to drink?
I'm drinking a glass of wine as i type this . 
What are you wearing right now?
Twilight t shirt  and sweatpants 
Do you wash your car or let the car wash do it?
When I had my car I took her to the car wash 
Last food that you ate?
Ribs and a cheese burger ( hey its Memorial Day )
Where were you last week at this time?
Sitting in this same spot working on new blog post .
Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?
No :( saving movie sucks 
When is the last time you ran?
Yesterday . I was playing with the little kids at church
What's the last sporting event you watched?
The Pacer and Heat game .. GO HEAT !! 
What is your favorite animal?
I love dogs . but I have two cats . I think its time for a puppy ( when I move )
Your dream vacation?
2 weeks traveling to Rome , Greece , and  London I want to see it all
Last person's house you were in?
My friend Sol's house .
Worst injury you've ever had?
Popped my ankle out of socket , got it back in then walked downtown Chicago for 8 hours shopping ..    My ankle looked a mess when i got home 
Have you been in love?
I have been !
Do you miss anyone right now?
My mother ! I still can't believe its been a month since she passed .
Last play you saw?
WICKED , LOVE ITS !! 
What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex?
If I told you it wouldn't be a secret . 
What are your plans for tonight?
Writing more blog post and drinking wine and a little face-time later. 
Who is the last person you sent a MySpace message or comment?
I have no idea its been years !!
Next trip you are going to take?
Hopefully California Then Vegas with some of my PB sisters ( Let's go girls !! )
Ever go to camp?
Yes but it was a fail . I wouldnt mind trying again ! 
Were you an honor roll student in school?
Yes I was !
What do you want to know about the future?
Nothing . I want to enjoy life the way it is now and grow into the future .
Are you wearing any perfume or cologne?
I am wearing Dot by Marc Jacobs 
Are you due sometime this year for a doctor's visit?
Yes its time for my check up with my gyno 
Where is your best friend?
probably in bed with her boo or in the couch watching tv
How is your best friend?
She fine . I haven't heard any SOS lately 
Do you have a tan?
NO
What are you listening to right now?
I'm listening to Kiss Fm Chicago on I Heart Radio 
Do you collect anything?
Yes Comso Magazines
Who is the biggest gossiper you know?
I will not say she reads my blog lol 
Last time you got stopped by a cop or pulled over?
3 months ago . 
Have you ever drank your soda from a straw?
Yes all the time 
What does your last text message say?
" I miss you 2 "
Do you like hot sauce?
Yes especially on my popcorn 

Last time you took a shower?
This morning ! 
Do you need to do laundry?
Yes I do . Like ASAP !! 
What is your heritage?
Jamaican , Native American , Italian and etc .......
Are you someone's best friend?
Yes I am !!
What were you doing at 12AM last night?
Watching Jurassic Park with my brother 

Til Next Time 
xoxo
 Brittany