Astrid*Stars: April 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Trendy Tuesday: Flowers in my Hair

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This week's Trendy Tuesday is all about the Flower Crowns that seem to be everywhere I go. While this trend isn't especially new (hello, Lana Del Rey), it seems to be much more prominent lately, and it seems to have nothing to do with Coachella, this time around anyway. I've also noticed that this time around the crowns are filled with smaller, fainter flowers so as not to come off as costumey as the bigger ones in years past. 



Makeup Monday: MAC's Maleficent Collection

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Today's Makeup Monday features another very much anticipated MAC Collection. It is the upcoming Maleficent collection that is in collaboration with the upcoming live-action Disney film of the same name. Honestly, I'm loving that this form of cross promotion is getting more and more popular.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Friday Favorites: Garden Inspo

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This week's Friday Favorites is mostly focusing on my latest Pinterest search obsession: gardens. If you follow me on Pinterest, you may have picked up on this since I've been pinning different garden related stuff on there. The reason for this is because my mom recently decided(thank god) to finally fix up our backyard after 9 years or so of leaving it on the back burner while she focused on other areas of our home that needed TLC. This is also thanks to Charlie, who seems to love spending time outside, so why not make it nice for him(and us). So here are some of my top garden related pins. 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Love in a Box Blogger Swap ~ April 2014


This month I decided to be part of the the Love in a Box Blogger Swap that's hosted my Megan of Lush to Blush and Kimberly of Kimberly's Chronicle. And I'm so glad I did. My partner this month was Chloe of Wanderlust in the Midwest and it was a blast getting to know her. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Shop Hope's


A few weeks ago, Allyssa from Life With Lyss, reached out to me and other fellow Her Campus Blogger Network bloggers to help her in promoting one of her favorite online store's Shop Hope's.

*Giveaway Winner*


Sorry I have seemed a little MIA this weekend. I really just needed some time to myself but I'm back and with good news! The results of the giveaway are in and we have a winner. Yayyyy!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Friday Favorites: Snack, Gone Girl, Baby Pins & Shopping

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So this week has been a bit stressful both for things in and out of my control. Thankfully however, I still had bright spots this week. Here are my Friday Favorites, enjoy :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Trendy Tuesday: Lady In Lace

Lady In Lace

Lady In Lace by astridstars featuring a lace dress

Today's Trendy Tuesday is all about the lace. I personally am a sucker for this trend. I think it's feminine while not being overly girly and in your face like ruffles can be. Lately I have been seeing it everywhere, although I don't think it's ever gone away. It's classic, yet trendy, in my opinion.

*Giveaway* : I reached 150 Followers on BlogLovin'




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So I'm doing my first giveaway to celebrate reaching 150 followers on BlogLovin'.
 I am so excited to be doing this and that people are actually following my blog so a giveaway felt right! Thankfully I also found a wonderful shop on Etsy to help me with this giveaway.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Celebrating Michael's 24th Birthday

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My Love and BFF :)
Yesterday(Saturday) was a pretty amazing day. I got to celebrate my love's 24th Birthday at the race track. That's right, we headed out to the Auto Speed Club in Fontana to be up close and personal with some pretty nice cars. But of course, if you know me a bit, you may have figured out I'm a bit of a car aficionado. I have always had a thing for cars, but that got stronger when I met Michael who share this love with me. So it is not surprising that he chose to drive/race a few cars for his birthday. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Favorites: Yummy Obsession + Other Things

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Here's to another Friday Favorites! 
This week I'd like to feature a new yummy favorite of mine as well as other things that made me happy this week and made me feel understood LOL. It's been a quiet Spring Break week, but I'm glad I got to slow down a bit since school is kinda crazy. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thoughts on Thursday: To Do Lists

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For this week's Thoughts on Thursday I wanted to talk about To-Do Lists. I don't know about you but I live by these little lists. Some people might find it silly or tedious, but personally I love them. They keep me focused and help me visualize what needs to be accomplished for the day, even if not everything gets done and there's just sweet satisfaction when I get to cross things off them. Over the years I have also found ways to make my list work to the fullest by applying the following tips.

Wellness Wednesday: Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

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Today I decided to start a new feature for Wednesday(I know this is going up late) that will be focusing on health and fitness called Wellness Wednesday. The feature will help me when I don't have Workplace Wednesdays for you or anything else planned. I'm also doing this because I love the topic of health & fitness and strive to live as healthy a lifestyle as I can. For the first post, I'd like to discuss the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, something I really should be having more of these days. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Trendy Tuesday: Caged In Spring

Caged In Spring

Caged In Spring by astridstars featuring flat shoes

Today's Trendy Tuesday is dedicated to the returning trend of the caged sandal. While the trend has been around for some years now, it seems to have gotten bigger attention this springs, or at least that's the way I feel seeing as it seems to be much more in my face than in the past. And I don't mind it.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Motivation Monday: Take Command

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Today I wanted to do a Motivation Monday post after having found the above image on Tumblr. After having a somewhat drama filled weekend due to some family sh** that went down, this quote truly lifted my spirits. I can either let these family issues consume me and control me OR I can decide to not let these issues get to me and let the family members involved deal with their own mess.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Friday Favorites: Links + Pics

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This week's Friday Favorites is basically a round up of a pics and links I liked this week with a few findings I came across while browsing a few stores. The first one is the above pic that I sent Michael while pretending to pay attention in class. It is basically how I feel about coffees and school days. Plus who doesn't like funny dog pics? You would be insane not to smile at this pic.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

LBD Goes Street Chic

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Dress: Forever21 || Denim Jacket: American Eagle || Necklace: Forever21(but I got it as a freebie on my last day interning) || Tights: TJ Maxx || Ankle Booties: MIA via 6PM.com
Today I wanted to share an outfit I wore a couple of weeks ago. I was going to post it then, but since Spring was around the corner, I wanted to highlight the upcoming trends. However, I feel this outfit works just as much for Fall/Winter(well California Winter) as well as the chillier days of Spring. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Workplace Wednesday: Resumés

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I've been wanting to post this Workplace Wednesday for a while, but really had to think about what I wanted to write in my post. It is inspired by the fact that my little sister recently had me help her make her first resumé and also due to the fact that I need to update my own since I am looking for internships and post-graduation jobs(so scary LOL). These are tips that I've been given and have worked for me. It is not a step by step guide on how to write one, as it can vary by field.