December 8, 2017

Weekly Wrap Up: Week 43

Another week is over, the first full week of December and we're one day closer to Christmas. Since I hit my twenties, I feel like Christmas has never felt like Christmas but I make the most out of it every year. I thought this year would feel different because I was REALLY looking forward to it, but I am feeling the same.

It just doesn't feel like Christmas. I don't feel like I'm in the Christmas spirit -- maybe because it's a little warmer than usual. I'm doing my best, watching Freeform 25 Days of Christmas & sitting by the Christmas tree, but I feel like I really need to focus on being in the Christmas mood.

Does anyone else feel like that?

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Also, has anyone else been addicted to playing HQ? I'm in the middle of a game right now and I'm so competitive with myself. I've only gotten up to question 6 on all my games and I get so frustrated -- I just want to win!

Last weekend I went out for my 25th birthday and my goodness, was it a lot of fun. I also got very, very sick so you know it was a good time.

This week, Mercury went into retrograde and boy did I feel it. I've been getting more into astrology lately and I really like it, it's very calming and comforting.

Ok, I will stop rambling... here are my links for the week!

What You Missed on Royally Pink:

Have a great weekend everyone!

December 7, 2017

Blogmas Day 2: Favorite Winter/Christmas Candles

With the entire blogosphere in the blogmas/vlogmas spirit, I figured I'd try to join in as much as I can. Most of my content this month will be Christmas & winter related so I figured I could name it blogmas and just do as much as possible.

I named this day 2 because I went and changed my Hot Drink Station post (which I am obsessed with) to day 1... it seemed appropriate. 

For today, I want to talk about one of my favorite topics: candles.

I love candles so much it's actually kind of embarrassing. With the introduction to Evil Queen, I've been burning candles all year round and while fall candles are pretty much my favorite, I'm always reminded that Christmas and winter scents are king. 

This year, I have a nice little collection to burn through, mostly Evil Queen & Bath and Body Works. There is just something about the house smelling like winter that makes the holiday season much more special. I mean, who doesn't love drinking hot chocolate, watching Christmas movies by the Christmas tree with a holiday candle burning? It's my IDEAL NIGHT.

I try to buy the same scents every year because I like what I like and I stick with it. I try to branch out but I'm much more picky with my holiday scents than my fall ones. Sometimes there is just a bad holiday scent and I can't stomach it.

For this year, these are my favorites:

Bath & Body Works Winter Candy Apple: I've already burned through an entire candle and have another one on it's way. I also bought two lotions & a soap in this scent because it's so good. It's a heavy winter scent but still feels very light. It's not overpowering but has a really nice smell. It's a must try in my opinion and probably my #1 favorite.

Bath & Body Works Mahogany Teakwood: This smells like the inside of an Abercrombie store or the really hot boy you loved in 8th grade.  It is my go-to winter scent year after year and I never tire of it. It is so good it's almost impossible to believe how good it smells.

Bath & Body Works Twisted Peppermint: I have this burning right now and it's more faint than I remember but it's still so good. Just a touch of peppermint fills the air and you feel like you're inside a candy cane.

Bath & Body Works Marshmallow Fireside: This is a candle that everyone in the blog and Youtube world go nuts for and rightfully so. It is warm, woodsy but also a little sweet. I can't wait to start burning it! 

From Evil Queen, she changes things up every year. I forget what I had last year but this year I bought Shimmy Down My Chimney & Ice Cold -- both are heavenly, like all of her candles! 

What are your favorite winter/holiday candles? Suggestions below please! ;) 

December 6, 2017

Fashion Files: Fuzzy, Cozy Winter Coats

I've noticed one thing this winter/holiday season and that is that teddy bear, fuzzy coats are having a huge moment. I for one, am all for this trend because I think these coats look very chic and fashionable but not over the top.

Anyone can pull off one of these coats and to me, they dress up any outfit. You can wear a fuzzy, cozy coat with sweats and sneakers but it'll look like street style.


These coats also feel super fancy and can enhance a very dressy outfit.

I have a white fuzzy/furry coat that I got at J.Crew Factory last year (it's no longer available) and I get so many compliments on it! It makes me feel so put together and is just the perfect touch to any outfit.

I wore my coat to my birthday brunch over the weekend!
Here's a saved Instagram story!

I love these coats so much and I want to try to add at least one more (maybe a leopard one?) to my collection before the season ends!

Below are a few that I rounded up, mostly under $200!

PS: The leopard one from Target is to DIE FOR! 

What are your thoughts on these fuzzy coat trends?


December 4, 2017

Blogmas Day 1: Holiday Hot Chocolate Station

Today starts some fun holiday content and I've been wanting to post this for so long! These are always some of my favorite posts from bloggers -- fun, festive, and entertaining.

Around the holidays, my friends & I  always get together for fun little parties, whether they're lowkey Friday nights or a more of a fun party-like atmosphere.

When I do have my friends over for these types of get-togethers, I like my house to be as festive as possible. There is just something so wonderful about the house being decorated for all the holidays (especially Christmas) and makes everything cozier and just better.

Basically, whenever we have these gatherings we create little stations to make entertaining a little easier; we usually have a drink station, a food station, and then a dessert station. That way, everyone can get a little bit of everything and everything is organized -- you know how much I love being organized!

For Christmas, I especially love the idea of a hot drink station, which is great if you're doing a more low-key night with some sweet things and not real food.

You can decorate a hot drink station in so many ways and really customize it to what your guests like and what kind of vibe you're going for. I love getting inspiration from so many places for interior design, including Pinterest & the awesome website Havenly, where you can hire an interior designer (if you're in the market for something bigger than a holiday part!)

For my hot drink station, I chose a lot of fun, festive hot chocolate flavors, and toppers -- add some coffee and tea and you've covered all the bases! You can even put out some Baileys for a little alcohol fun if you're into that!

I got almost everything at Target and I'll link it down below! I had so much fun with this little shoot -- it was really allowing me to flex my blogger muscle and do something I don't normally do!

Reindeer Games Sign (similar)
White Christmas Tree (similar -- I have this tree & it's SO cute!)
Snow Day Mug (similar)
Evelyn Henson mug (no longer available but here are her others)

Cup of Cheer Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa
Cups of Cheer Peppermint Hot Chocolate Kit
Chocolate Peppermint Hot Cocoa Toper
Peppermint Hot Cocoa Topper

Let me know in the comments if you liked this sort of post!

Thank you for reading!

December 1, 2017

Weekly Wrap Up: Week 42

I write this as a 25-year-old... a 25-year-old who for the first time fainted while getting blood taken.

YUP, I fainted at the doctors' after getting blood work done. I didn't faint because I was afraid of the needle but, because my blood sugar and blood pressure dropped. My face turned white and my body went numb; I needed glucose and oxygen and it was hands down one of the scariest moments I've ever experienced.

After getting some glucose in me, I felt so much better. I drank some water, had a granola bar, and laid down with a cold compress and the oxygen tank.

It was really scary and I'm resting up on my couch now, after drinking some water and eating some Burger King Chicken Fries.

So, I guess you could say old age is not treating me well!

I did have a great birthday and if I must say, I feel a little different. I made a vow to myself that I was going to try and be different this year, be better and make the changes I've wanted to make. Maybe it's that vow that is making me feel different but I'm happy about it.

Tomorrow I'll be heading to bottomless brunch with my friends and I cannot wait to eat & drink & be merry!

Speaking of being merry, happy December 1st! Next week starts my holiday content and I cannot wait!

For now, here are the links I loved this week:

Have a great weekend everyone!