Triangl Bikini - Bibi Mare Blue Tie-Dye
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Takin’ it to the Top with Triangl!

If you’ve spent any time on Instagram, you’ve seen Triangl bikinis.

They blew up on social media and brands like Victoria’s Secret have even tried to copy Triangl’s signature neoprene swimsuits. But I’ve always had my eye on THE scuba-sweet OG. And I FINALLY own one!

Triangl Bikini - Bibi Mare Blue Tie-Dye

Swimsuit: Triangl (Bibi Mare); Sunglasses: Forever 21; Sandals: zulily

Full disclosure, the lovely team at Triangl recently contacted me to send me a complimentary bikini from their new arrivals. And let me tell ya, it was a hard decision. It literally took me days to figure out which one I wanted. Partially because I’m grossly indecisive, but also because I’m greedy and I want them all.

I finally decided on the Bibi Mare, which is a beautiful sea blue tie-dye. I went with the regular bottoms instead of the cheeky style because I wanted that extra bit of coverage. It’s a lovely classic bikini shape that shows off a bit of cheek but is totally modest enough to wear on a family vacay.

I’m obsessed with the fit of the top. It has a sturdy clasp closure, darts and a double shoulder strap design, not a halter strap (so it doesn’t exaggerate my wide, football player shoulders). Also, there are no ties on the top or bottoms, which is exactly what I had been looking for since ties tend to bulge under coverups and I don’t really go for the hunchback look these days.

I took advantage of their online Live Chat to help me find my correct size and they totally nailed it. Seriously impressed since sizing is usually an issue for me.

The one drawback is that these swimsuits are hand wash, hang dry only and need to be carefully stored so they don’t form creases. So they’re not really designed for people who want easy-as-pie care.

But, it’s neoprene. And it offers awesome shape. So, worth it? For me, yes.

Do you own a Triangl swimsuit? Or maybe a cheaper version? I’d love to know your thoughts on the neoprene swimwear trend in the comments! I’ll totally respond and prove I’m a real human being!

Ciao for now,

Ashley

Swimsuit: Triangl (style is Bibi Mare)

Sunglasses: Forever 21

Sandals: zulily

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Je T’aime! Summer Makeup Essentials

Summer is a time for playful pinks, carefree corals, and shimmer, shimmer, shimmer. All summer long I’ve been wearing makeup that reminds me of juicy watermelon and pink lemonade. What are your summer makeup essentials?

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Pouch: Forever 21

Lip gloss: Revlon

Lipstick: MAC, Syrup

Blush: Bourjois Paris, Lilas d’Or

Eyeshadow Palette: The Blushed Nudes by Maybelline

Mascara: Voluminous False Fiber Lashes by Loreal

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POST-CHRISTMAS HAUL PART 1—Lush & Forever 21!

Hey lovely people!

We’re well into January and, yes, I am still celebrating Christmas! As I mentioned in my What I Got for Christmas 2014 post, I received some money and gift cards this year so the first week of the month, I took my Christmas money to the mall to treat myself to a rare shopping trip. And let me tell ya, those four hours at the mall flew by!

I wanted to show you all what I bought as I am really excited about everything! As a broke college girl, getting to go on a shopping spree is really rare for me, so when it happens, I get REAL EXCITE.

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My first stop was to Forever 21 where I bought two packs of skinny silver rings, both regular and midi. I’m definitely late to the midi trend but Forever 21 is so cheap and had some daintier looking styles (I have SUPER FAT and stubby size 8 fingers so I try to avoid chunky rings that truncate the length of my fingers and accentuate the width).

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One pack contained plain silver rings with a few rhinestone ones ($3.80), the other had silver rings with the same smooth band but cool designs (couldn’t find it online, was about $6.80). (Pardon the hand wrinkles…)

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My favorites are the twisted knot rings, the midi one looks like a pretzel, yummm.

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Also at Forever 21 I got this insanely soft and comfy cowl neck sweater in a fleck pattern of soft blue, white, and dark gray. I couldn’t find this exact one on their website but you can type in ‘cowl neck sweater’ and see other options.

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I’ve pretty much worn this every time I’ve stepped out of the house since I bought it, I love it that much. I’ll be mentioning it later on the blog, so if you want to hear more about my recent sweater purchases, stay tuned.

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Okay, don’t judge me for this one, but I bought myself a onesie. Yes, adult footie pajamas are now in my life, it’s white and fuzzy and has a bunny hood and I am NOT ashamed! Being 22 never felt as good as when 1) TSwift released her ode to 22 and 2) I put this bad bunny on.

I actually bought everyone in my family a onesie for Christmas this year and have a really hilarious family picture of all of us in them! Dad is Batman and brother is Superman, both with pockets and detachable capes, mom is a french bulldog and sister is Minnie mouse, both of theirs have hoods. The photo shall never be released but the fact it exists is priceless.

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I’m not going to show you what I got from Lush just yet because I’ll be doing another post on them (you can see that here), but I bought my first two bath bombs that I am really excited to try out. (Hint: I bought one for the scent, the other because I want my bath to look pretty.)

I got a few other random things with some of my Christmas money that I will show you in my next post, so look out for Post-Christmas Haul Part 2 (you can now find that here)!

Also, comment down below what you got or gave for Christmas or what you’ve bought recently, I love hearing about what other people like as personal inspiration!

Ciao ciao,

Ashley

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