Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Bubby Collection//

Most of you know that I work at lululemon. I absolutely love my job + am blessed that I can call the people I work with my best friends. Through working for this rad company its only fitting that I have met some AMAZINGLY rad + talented individuals. One of my dearest coworkers + friends Afton started her etsy shop {here} + I just had to share her incredible talents with you all. She has a keen eye for design + is so creative. All of her designs are stunning. This new mom puts so much hardwork + effort into everything she does + her shop is no different. Go check out all her amazing pieces on her shop! I put my pieces from The Bubby Collection on our dresser in our bedroom. They were made for it :) I absolutely love them! "Love God, love people." xo

For any custom requests you can reach Afton here// thebubbycollection@gmail.com

xoxo,
Alyssa






Monday, June 12, 2017

Microblading Update Pt. 2// Q + A

Hi friends! I have recieved so many compliments + questions regarding my microbladed eyebrows from @highbrowamanda I thought it would be fun to do a little "frequently asked question" post - {I am now healing from my touch up appointment}.  Plus some of these questions I asked before getting microbladed as well. Enjoy!

Q//  How long do I need to wait after my microblading session to get my eyebrows waxed/how long before my microblading session do I need to get waxed?
A// 2 weeks before or after. Make sure you give your skin enough time to heal so it doesn't interfere with the microblading.

Q// Does the color come back after my brows peel?
A// Yes, sometimes the color does come back after they peel. Sometimes a thin layer of freshly healed skin has formed over the pigment and it will exfoliate off in a couple of weeks. You will see the color come back then.

Q// How long will my microblading last?
A// The average life span of microblading is 12-18 months depending on your skin type + how well you take care of them during the healing phase + after they have healed.

Q// How do I take care of them post session?
A// No heavy sweating. {this was the hardest part for me} aka no gym! Keep them as dry as possible, keep them out of the sun, do not exfoliate them + no harsh skin products.

Q// Does it hurt?!
A// Numbing cream is applied which will prevent you from feeling a lot of the microblading. {TMI but I happened to be on my period during the first session + I was a little more sensitive.} Everyone is different!

If you guys are debating whether or not to take the plunge on getting your brows done...I HIGHLY recommend it. I love not having to fill in my brows #iwokeuplikethis follow @highbrowamanda on Instagram + check out her amazing work. She is so talented + SO SWEET!

PS** Can I be the first one to call out the water bottles on Jeffs side of them bed...haha! #reallife 








*ring via Raptor Jewelry, necklace Harper Made, Happy Planner

xoxo,
Alyssa  

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Outfit Post// Summer Heat

It's that time again here in AZ when the only time you {want} to be outside is if you are poolside with a drink in hand. This is a fun look I did at the Hello Luxe Shoot-Out with a few amazing photographers Jess Legaspi, Portraiture by Chelsea Herrera + Love Audrey Photography. I'm not usually the type to whip out my swimsuit for a photoshoot but they made me feel so pretty + I loved all the colors in their photographs. 

I shared a little bit about my struggle with insecurities, self love + self acceptance the other day on Instagram. It is so hard sometimes to not compare yourself to others + to judge how your body looks. Society is SO hard on women + the expectations. We all have a little extra fluff in some spots, stretch marks + imperfections that we don't necessarily love. But God made you just the way you are + made you in his image. Who are you to judge his handy work. At work we have been working on being in the practice of bettering ourselves + living a purposeful life. My practice I am focusing on BIG time is self acceptance.  I have made a shift in my day to day routines not just with my workout routine but with being mindful of what I eat + continuously being positive + loving myself. What is something you are in the practice in?





 bikini top// bikinigirl_ vintage shorts// hat// Lizard Thicket kimono//old

Makeup// makeupbyhollywood
Venu// The Moxy Tempe

xoxo,
Alyssa


Monday, May 22, 2017

Outfit Post// Gems + Stones

I have always loved stones, gems, rocks etc. ever since I was little. I always would find rose quartz rocks + keep them in a little jar in my room. You could say I was a rock hoarder haha! Well my love for these precious gems haven't let up which is why I was so excited when Tiny Devotions reached out to me. I am wearing their Ocean Master Healer + their Peace Bracelet. These little gems were gifted in a aqua blue box neatly tucked inside. I'm a sucker for cute packaging! You will be seeing me rocking these all Summer long.





 
jeans Urban Outfitters, top Pitaya, booties Lizard Thicket, necklace + bracelet Tiny Devotions, ring Harper Made

xoxo,
Alyssa  
 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Outfit Post// Summer Vibes

I wanted to share another look from The Hello Luxe Shoot-Out. I love all these soft colors + Summer vibes. You can catch me rocking this kimono, side braid + hat all Summer long! Enjoy!











one piece The Bikini Girl, skirt Forever 21, boots Lizard Thicket, Erin Fader Jewelry, Raptor Jewelry

*All photos by Alyssa Ryan Photography

xoxo,
Alyssa 

Friday, May 12, 2017

#CATCHMEATLUXE

"Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women, who have her back."
A few weeks back I had the amazing opportunity to be apart of something BIG. I was able to feature amazing brands + work with amazing photographers all while {pretending} to be a model. This was the first Hello Luxe Shoot-Out where over 25 photographers, 7 bloggers, videographers, awesome vendors, beyond-talented makeup artists {the list goes on!}. It all took place at the Moxy right here in Tempe. If you remember from my post last year - Jeff and I had the chance to stay there. We were OBSESSED to say the least. Everything from where you check in {you check in at the bar...so awesome} to the hotel decor was spot on. Anyways, Bre was the mastermind that created this fabulous event. I not only got to meet so many amazing local entrepreneurs, I was also able to get infront of the camera to create amazing content for YOU!

This look was my first look from the shoot - perfect weekend getaway outfit. Enjoy!








 dress// Lizard Thicket, shoes// Lizard Thicket, necklace Lizard Thicket, ring Raptor Jewelry

Now here is everyone that was apart of this magical day!


Hello Luxe Co.†//




MOXY Tempe //




Copper + Cotton //



DE Photo Cinema //



Mustache Pretzels†//



The Gypsy Cup†//







Bre. // @TheSentimentalMama // www.TheSentimentalMama.com

Everly Grayce //

Smitholator Cookie Shop†//

Urban Oreganics //

Brittany Garner Design //

Pink + Peach†//

Harveys //

Nixi †//

Decadent Macaron† //

Kristine in Between†//

Floured Cupcakes //

Her Name is Mud†//


Katie //†@Katie_Garday //†www.RaisingMyArrows.com

Lane 201†//

Pink Blush†//

Good in Store†//

Rad Swim†//


Alyssa // @alyssamaywilson //www.sincerelytrulyscrumptiousxoxo.com

Raptor Jewelry†//

Erin Fader Jewelry†//

Top Knot†//

Lizard Thicket Boutique†/

Harlee Rae Designs†//

The Bikini Girl†//


Ashley //†@sunshineandlullabies //www.sunshineandlullabies.com

Pink Blush†//

Weestructed†//

Nena And Co†//

Sissy Fists Jewelry†//

Crew and Lu†//


Joanna // @MotherhoodAndMerlot //www.motherhoodandmerlot.com

Tobi†//

AMI Clubwear†//

Charmed Avenue†//

One Thing Lockets†//

Brittany Garner Design†//

Shop Mey†//

Time Los Angeles†//

Adidas†//

Quay Australia†//

One Thing Lockets†//

Hip Kids Boutique†//

Little Trend Setters†//


Uyen // @house_of_lu //†www.crewandlu.com/blog

Crew and Lu†//


Jenn // @thebodytypestylist //www.thebodytypestylist.com

Dress Barn†//

Bauble Bar†//

Bar3†//

Kendra Scott†//


Melissa // @stylistafitness //www.stylistafitness.com

Tobi†//

Kendra Scott†//

Shop LV Kiki† //


MUAs:

@diangelmakeup

@denisetanigawa

@vidogisalon

@makeupbyhollywood_


Photographers:

Love Audrey Photo

Golden Arrow Photo

Storybook Families

Portraiture by Chelsey Herrera

Rachel Baker Photo

Michelle Praskins Photography

1G3B Photography

Danielle Apple Photography

Lacie Waddell Photography

Jess Legaspi Photography

Malia B Photography

Simple Bliss Media

Ashtyn Nicole Photo

Meagan Gibson Photography

Shealin Ashley

Sarah Hoag Photography

Stephanie Lindsey Photography

Ashley Haxby Photography

Georgiann Marie Photography

Jade Min Photography

Alyssa Ryan Photography

Ashly Shae Photography

Ariel Miles Photography

Sunny Side Up Photography

Luxe & Co Photography

Willow and Wallflowers

Lemon Wing Photography

Kirk Photo Co
I'm so lucky that I was able to be apart of this! 
xoxo,
Alyssa