California Lifestyle

The December Update

I can’t believe we are coming to the end of 2017. The winter seasons has always been my favorite because of the joyful vibes of the holiday season, the cozy weather that calls for hot chocolate & tea, and the way these months especially seem to bring everyone together.  Although we don’t get the winter weather much in California, I have warm, fuzzy memories of winter.  I remember exploring Prague Christmas markets with my mom, sitting by the fire with my family, and opening presents in my college apartment with Andrew.

How can you miss California weather living in a place like this? ❄️

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TBT to European winters…(sigh)

To me, December represents a month of giving and comfort.  My goals for this month in a summary are: to learn more, to listen more, to give more, to focus more on my mental health through yoga, reading, and learn to let negativity affect me less.

November Favorites

Shop my winter fashion favorites:

Travel Destinations: Krakow, Poland & Vancouver, BC

Candles: This month is my time to stock up on holiday season candles from Bath & Body Works.  I love the smell of Christmas trees, peppermint, hot chocolate… basically everything Christmas.

Skincare: Usually my go-to moisturizer is the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+™, but I decided to switch it up a bit and try out the Clinique Pep-Start™ HydroBlur Moisturizer (wild I know).  I really like the HydroBlur Moisturizer as a primer/base for applying makeup, but still favor the other as an everyday dry skin moisturizer. If you have any suggestions for dry skin/sensitive skin moisturizers please let me know in the comments!

Books: Things Fall Apart- A Novel by Chinua Achebe

This novel I first read in high school, but it is a novel that with stick in your head for a long time.  Achebe tells a story of a respected warrior in the Umuofia clan through such vivid and incredible language that the book is hard to put down.  This novel address this issue of white colonialism and the issue of writing about diverse cultures.

What to Expect from Blue Skies This Month

I am really trying to put some love and effort into my Youtube & Instagram profiles.  I am working on travel videos, and other lifestyle/beauty/travel content that I am really hoping you guys will enjoy! For example, I want to take you along to some day in LA, do a Winter Lookbook, and do a Get Ready W/ Me plus I have tons more ideas. I want to show you more of my fashion & beauty style, day to day activities, and personal favorites.  So if you want to stay updates, SUBSCRIBE & FOLLOW here!

Also, you bet Andrew & I are getting travel fever, so expect some travel plans in the works soon.

How I’m Spending December

You can find me editing, watching Harry Potter and cuddled up on the couch this month. You bet I am excited for Christmas records and Elf in my pajamas.

Let’s get to know each other, comment that you found me from my blog on my Instagram & I’ll return the love on your page!

If you are looking for some new music or vinyls for your collection, check out my video below!

Thanks for tuning in,

L x

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