Week of May 27- June 2

Hey Besties!

Last week was a great week! Monday was memorial day so I was off and so was Christopher. This meant we could finally spend some time together ๐Ÿ˜ We went to his moms house and had a pool and BBQ day!

Guys I LOVE THE POOL!! So your going to be hearing a lot about it this summer. #sorrynotsorry haha

Having Monday off meant it was going to be a short and fast work week. Expect one of the days we had a field day at work. So now it was an even shorter and faster work week. ๐Ÿ˜ If your wondering what is field day? This is when we go out into the field and see the process. Working in corporate you often don’t realize what the people actually do outside in the field. You get stuck in the financial and business end of the company and forget about the hard working people doing the actual building and selling. As many of you know I work for a home-building company. It was nice and humbling to see everything outside the office.

Once Friday hit I was excited it was the weekend again! Over the weekend I had a photo shoot. Thank you to my love for being my photographer! We got food, walked the dogs, spent time with his grandma and cleaned up the house. It was a happy weekend.

How was your week? Send me emails/ comment on the post! I love hearing about your adventurers too!

Thank you for reading!

Love, Alex ๐Ÿ’‹

Say Hello to me on Instagram, Youtube and Facebook @alexribau

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Outfit of the Day

This whole outfit was bought for less then $30!!

Top and jeans were both bought on amazon. The jeans were only $20 and they are my favorite jeans ever. I wear them so much because they are so comfy, form fitting and flattering to the body. But the best part is that they are high wasted! The top comes in many different colors but I got the royal blue. Click on the words tops and jeans and the link will take you to the ones I bought!

Unfortunately I can not share with you guys the shoes because they were bought at Charlotte Russe that is now out of business…. but as I went on their site I did find this!!! They will be coming back ๐Ÿ˜ƒ For those of you who have shopped here I know your excited. I loved their clothes and finding out that they are coming back and better then ever makes me so excited for my next shopping trip!

Thank you for reading!

Love, Alex ๐Ÿ’‹

Say Hello to me on Instagram, Youtube and Facebook @alexribau

DIY Laundry Closet Makeover!

Heyy Besties!

Today I would like to share the before and after of the work I did in my laundry closet… (Of course with the wonderful help of Christopher and my loving dad ! ๐Ÿ˜œ)

I didnโ€™t think I needed much else besides the obvious washer along with the dryer and cleaning products. So I headed out and picked those up. After 3 weeks the laundry room became a mess.

Cleaning supplies all over the floor. Clothes drying on top of the dryer because it cant go in it.

After enough times of getting annoyed of bending over to get something every time I needed to wash; I decided to use my best friend google. I remembered my momโ€™s laundry room having cabinets over the machines so I looked up laundry cabinets. To my surprise there were a bunch of options! Many where too big for my laundry closet and others to much money. I needed something efficient and cost friendly.

Thatโ€™s when I came across cube storage. I have had these in my room growing up. They were cute cheap and there are tons of different style bins all over the internet. I found the perfect cube shelf and my fiancรฉ got to work installing them while I went out and bought the bins and jars.

After installing the cubes storage, I deiced I wanted somewhere to hang my bras. All you ladies know bras canโ€™t be put in the dryer and not having somewhere to hang them to dry was a tad bit annoying. So I just decided to get a rod and some hangers from target and put it up as well. I ended up with

The shelf is just a regular piece of wood siting on brackets. In the cube shelf bottom right cube I have an anchor jar with Gain fling pods. Next to that is a mason jar that is suppose to have the gain aroma booster, fireworks but I ran out haha In the last bottom cube is my gain dryer sheets. The one storage basket has all our single socks that are missing their mates. The other basket has cleaning supplies.

What I used:

Cube storage, Bins , Jars, Rod, Hangers

Thank you for reading!

Love, Alex ๐Ÿ’‹

Say Hello to me on Instagram, Youtube and Facebook @alexribau

Week of 5/13-19

Hey Besties,

This week was a greatt week!! Work was busy but I always think that’s good because it makes the days go by fast. It would be time to go and I would be like omg already! That is always a great feeling!

When the weekend came around i was so ready for it. Friday after work I made sure to clean so that I can have my weekend free to enjoy.

Saturday I hung out with the babies a bit. We played outside until Christopher had to leave for work. Then we came in had lunch and took a quick nap.

After our nap Sairy (my mother in law) and Alyssa (my sister in law) came over. We took some head shoots for Alyssa who is going back to acting. they came out super good and I was so proud of myself.

Sunday we all got together for a fun and chill pool day! Every year I burn and cry like a baby because of it. This year I put on sunscreen and I lived haha

It was nice to spend time with family and was the cherry on top of my week ๐Ÿ’•

My swim suit for this pool day was bought at amoresmiles ๐Ÿ˜

Thank you for reading!

Love, Alex ๐Ÿ’‹

Say Hello to me on Instagram, Youtube and Facebook @alexribau

Week of 5/6 – 5/12

Hey besties!

This week was a great week with very down moments.

The down moments are mentally challenging moments. As I posted about before I am going to start sharing all of me! For some years now I have been struggling with hours, days and or weeks where I get very sad. I cry all the time, I get lazy and don’t want to do anything. I force myself to get up and go on with my day. Then I get mad at myself for feeling this way because I don’t understand why. If one was to ask me why I am sad there is no answer to that! I have an amazing and loving finance, two beautiful puppies, and am forming my career.

I don’t understand why these waves of sadness come, and it’s really upsetting. but I am going to be talking to my doctor about it soon โค

So today as been a good day and I wanna talk about the good things that happened this week. I got Promoted at work! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I visited my friends and family. I spent time with Christopher’s family for mothers day. ๐Ÿ’– Luna got spayed! (yes this is good) haha She wont be getting her period and bleeding on my floors. I filmed a new you tube video and organized my Social media planning/ thought board ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I can’t wait to share some posts I have in store for this week!

Thank you for reading!

Love, Alex ๐Ÿ’‹

Say Hello to me on Instagram, Youtube and Facebook @alexribau

Bar Soap as Facial Cleanser?

Hey besties!

Today we are going to talk about Facial cleansing ๐Ÿ˜

It is soo important to have a good facial routine when using makeup and just to stay healthy in general. I have have been following my routine for a couple of month now and it has made my skin game and makeup game change! I can do a full in depth video on my skin are routine, leave comments below if you would be interested in that!

But for today I have too talk about this Bath bar I have been using as a facial cleaner! I know that sounds crazy right? All bloggers and you tubers talk about are liquid cleansing solutions. After I tried the Yardley Charcoal Bath bar I feel in love!! When Yardley sent me this one I put it in the shower and used it for about 2 weeks. I stared to notice how it left my legs feelings so nice and smooth especially after shaving.

One day I was in the shower and I did not have my facial cleanser, so i just grabbed this bath bar and used it on my face. After my shower my face felt so clean and energized I was shook. I then began to use it everyday as my quick morning facial cleanser. I mainly use it as a great first step to getting that top layer of dirt and dead skin of the face. but I love on those days when I hit snooze and don’t have time to do my whole skin care routine.

I just use this and it leaves my skin supper clean and a bit moisturized. It is a great soap for cleaning the skin of dirt and germs.

Check them out on Facebook or on their site
yardleylondon.com.

You can also get some on amazon if your a prime member you get free shipping ๐Ÿ˜

Thank you for reading!

Love, Alex ๐Ÿ’‹

Say Hello to me on Instagram, Youtube and Facebook @alexribau

#theunhappytruth

Heyy Besties!

As I sit at my desk while eating my lunch I think to myself โ€œanother dayโ€. Another day I find it so hard to post on here, Insta, and youtube.

Iโ€™m tired!

Iโ€™m tired of only sharing the good; even when everything is not ok.

At this point I think we all know these influences, bloggers, models, celebrities, Youtuber’s lives arenโ€™t perfect.

Each person uses their platform to showcase what they wanna give to the world.

I wanna show the full me.

I say full me because yes the super extra, girly, fun, makeup faced girl is me!!!

But I am also the emotional, shy, and anxious cry baby.

I am done!

Iโ€™m going to share it all. All of me. The good the bad the happy and sad days.

#theunhapppytruth

In my PJs all day with no makeup standing in front of my window because I just cried about missing my family. This is me ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

A full on beat face with a cute black blouse and my photo lighting. This is also me ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thank you for reading!

Love, Alex ๐Ÿ’‹

Say Hello to me on Instagram, Youtube and Facebook @alexribau