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About Rain

Hey, im rain. I have brown hair and green eyes. I love fashion and beauty. I love to make my own clothes and keep up with trends. I love the internet but i also love outdoors as well as traveling. I am american. Im very outgoing and friendly

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Hello everyone,

I have some unfortunate news and it’s really hard to say, but rain has passed away. This is her sister and so it pains me to say this but it was a horrible car crash that took her away from us. She was with some friends when they got hit by a drunk driver, after being placed in intense car she was taken in her sleep. I was searching through some papers of my rain’s when i found her papers for her blog. She had never told me about it but it now makes me smile because she aspired to be a fashion magazine editor and it saddens me that she won’t be able to reach that dream. I thought it only right to come and let you all know, for i’m sure it is what she would want. And i want to thank you all for making my sister happy with your comments and reading her blog- i know it would meant a lot to her. I don’t know who to leave the blog in the hands of but i am sure you other writers could figure it out. Me and my sister shared a passion for fashion together and i have considered taking her spot her so that her joy could live on- and in a way it makes me feel closer to her and i quite enjoyed reading her old posts no matter how sad it makes me. But i realized it is in no way fair to take a spot on this blog when no one knows me and the others have worked for their spot. It’s a beautiful blog and those of you who are continuing to write are carrying my sisters dream so thank you very much.

My rain rest in peace.

Thank you for reading her blog

– Savannah

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5 Healthy Drinks

Hey everyone,

First let me say how sorry i am for being gone like a whole month! Ahh :( Anyways i was gone because i was on Spring Break for a while, and then i was really focused on school because my grades went bad :( boo, and i got grounded from the computer until i did better. But, i’m back! Sorry, i missed you all. Anyways today i have a quickie post on some healthy drinks, sometimes if your like me, you dont want to always drink water, so this may be a good post :) This is a rather simple post but i hope you will forgive me, so i can get back into the blogging groove. also these are just my favorites

Also thanks for all your views :) we have now over 3,000 views

Sports Drinks

Sports drinks are nice, they have little calories and give you vitamins and stuff that you need. Plus, there are many types and flavors.

 Mio flavor

Okay, this stuff is really like coffee, lol. It gives you the energy you get from coffee but is so much quicker. Also it tastes good and gives you a nice boost to your water.

Snapple

I drink snapple all the time, there are so many flavors and its good for you as well. not to much sugar. Also i am a huge tea person but if you are not there are other kinds too that are not tea :)

Arnold Palmer

This is half tea and half lemonade, i love tea as i said so this is another good one for me. I like how the lemonade tastes in it. Also it is only a dollar. I drink these all the time

Naked Smoothies

Smoothies are so great and they are like one of my favorite snacks/drinks, there are many flavors and they are thick and creamy. Not so sure i am good at describing drinks, lol. but they are healthy and yummie :)

Well, that’s all i have for today. These are my favorite healthy drinks. let me know what your faves. are. Stay tuned into our blog because i will be posting on One Direction, The Hunger Games, Titanic, and much more!

Love you all and thanks for all your views, sorry for the quickie post

XOXO
R

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Spring 2012 Shoes

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Hey everyone,

Spring is pretty much here and with that comes new shoe trends. Today is just a post on what i think are the spring shoes that are IN this season and shoes i think you need. I hope you like it!

And be sure to check out all of our spring 2012 posts!: last-minute-ideas-for-spring-breakflorence-and-the-machine-inspired-3spring-break-fashionspring-nail-polish-picks

#1- TOMS

I honestly can’t explain how much i adore TOMS! They are the comfiest shoes ever. TOMS have been huge by me and weather or not they are by you now, they are bound to be! They are a great investment shoe because they are super comfy, come in tons of colors or patterns, and are super versatile. Plus they last for ever! They can be a bit pricey but that is because when you buy a pair they send a pair to a child in Africa! How sweet :) And if you don’t want to pay that much there are a million knock-offs. And these shoes are great for spring because they are cooling, simple, and fun. You can even DIY yours.

#2- Rain boots

Along with spring comes rain. Rain can be a wonderful thing but at the same time can ruin your shoes! Or make your feet all wet :( Rain boots are great for those rainy days because they come in so many styles and are just so quick and easy! They can be hard to style but i think they look best with skinny jeans. If you are not as daring try buying a pair in a simple print like i did, such as polka dots. It makes them much more easier to style than say, whales, like above. Another thing is i have been seeing these a ton lately!

#3- Boat Shoes

Women s Boat Shoes

Omg, im so in love with boat shoes! Almost as much as TOMS. Boat shoes are the best shoes for Spring, hands down. They are basically Sperrys, just a different version. I love the nautical look of them. They are great for you preppy people but flatter anyone. They can be worn with just about anything and always look nice. Again, i have seen these everywhere ;)

#4- Open toed flats

I’m a huge flats person but i really have been into open-toed flats for spring. They are just such a nice step up from regular flats and are perfect for showing off that pedicure! They are a timeless shoe and look great with anything. They are so simple but will give extra omph to your look.

#5- Wedges

I feel like wedges are known universally as the Spring shoe. They are just so cute, simple, and well spring-y. I love how they look and are a different look from heels. They make your look more spring appropriate and are so much easier to walk in than heels. Try one in a pastel shade for spring :) They are very casual as well.

Thoughts?

So what did you think? Do you have any of these shoes at all? Do you like my picks? Plan to try any out? Leave a comment! Don’t forget to subscribe and follow our twitter!

XOXO
R

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Last-Minute Ideas for Spring Break

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Hey everyone,

My Spring Break is approaching quickly as i’m sure most of yours are. And i could not be any less pumped! It may be only 1 week for me but it’s so nice to have off of school. Unfortch. not all of us can afford to go away to somewhere tropical or what not. Some of us ( like myself) are stuck at home. But just because you are does not mean you have to be board! Here are some great things to do on Spring Break. Enjoy!

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1. You can go on a Picnic ( COST: nothing, unless you buy some food from the store)  Make some sandwiches at home and grab some fruit and water and what-ever else. Grab a picnic basket and a blanket and head to the park. Extra points for you if you exercise. This  outing is fun with friends or sweet with a boy friend. Just make sure the weather is warm and it will be even more fun. If your really sporty, you could even bring a ball to play catch or something.

2. Cooking ( COST: only what you need to make the food) I love to bake cookies with my friends. Play some upbeat music and just have fun inside. And after you get to eat all the yummy treats :) I personally like to make Pillsbury cookies

3. DIY day ( COST: you can find things at home or buy stuff at a craft store) I love to get crafty and just update my clothing or make my own. It’s extra fun with friends. Check-out some DIY blogs like http://glitternglue.com/http://psimadethis.com/, or http://www.studs-and-pearls.com/

4. Go on an in-town road trip with friends! ( COST: nothing, unless you have to pay to go in some places) Go visit random/tourist places with your friends in your town or towns near-by. I did this last Spring and we turned out to have some good adventures.

5. Have a Dinner Party- (COST: depends on how much you spend on food) make it fancy and go all-out. Make or buy a nice super and turn your dining room into a fancy restaurant type and dress up nice. Invite your friends and maybe even crushes! It’s much cheaper than a fancy resturant.

6. Be a Bookworm-  (COST: Free!)i love reading and to be honest i love to sit in the spring sun or cool library with lemonade or tea and just let myself fall into a book. I plan to re-read the Hunger Games series before the movie comes out!

7. Do some Spring Cleaning-( COST: free! only effort) there is no better time than spring to clean out your room and closet. Spend a day organizing and going throw old things. By the time your done, your room will feel a lot fresher!

8. Have a relaxation day-( COST: free!) We all know school is tough, so just take a day for yourself. Set up your own home spa, take a bubble bath, give yourself a mani/pedi and then curl up and watch re-runs of your favorite shows or movies. Example: The twilight series or like me catch up on Gossip Girl!

9. Make Videos- (COST: Free!) It’s really fun to make videos with your friends and put them on youtube. Dance around to a fun song or make a spoof of something. Even if you don’t upload it to youtube it’s still fun!

10. New Spring clothes- (COST: free!) Need some new clothes for the season? Have a clothing swap with some friends. Have everyone bring old clothes they don’t want and trade with each other. You will be sure to find some fun stuff :) Or if you have a bit of cash go to a local thrift store for some good buys.

11. Create your own beach vacay- (COST: Free!) If it’s snowy or cold where you are ( it was for me last spring) bring the beach to your living room! Lay out some towels for you and your friends. Put on swim-suits, a fan for your summer breeze, some air freshener, lemonade and fresh fruit, a CD of beach sounds or a beach-y movie like Soul Surfer, and if you really want to go crazy like i did turn up the heat in your house or turn on a lot of lamps for your heat.

12. Go on a Bike Ride- (COST: Free!) I like to go on long bike rides in the warm weather. Sometimes to no where other times to an ice-cream shop :)

13. Photography session- (COST: free!) Get together with some friends and have a fun outdoors photo shoot. Dress up in fancy or spring outfits and snap away. Then post on Facbook if you want :) Tip: Late Afternoon has the best lighting.

14. Get a free makeover- Go to the mall and go to one of the makeup counters for a free look and maybe even samples! This is perfect for if your at the mall and have no money :(

15. Sprinkler time- Lacking a pool or beach?? Break out the sprinkler. It can be more fun than it sounds and make you feel like a little kid again!

16. Road-trip-(COST: gas and then up to you) This one is very popular for those of you with cars. I was not sure about including this but because i don’t know about our readers ages i figured i should include it. Find a near-by tourist city or a random city and drive there for a day. I love finding un-known stores in their down-town district or little cafes or beaches. So you should bring some money. Also don’t forget snacks for the car ;)

17.  Goodwill adventures- (COST: depends on how much you plan to buy) I love going to a thrift store with friends and just trying on really weird stuff and taking pictures. And of course you may find things you like.

18. Work-out- (COST: free) For those of you going out for Spring sports now would probably be a good time to train. Try working out outside by doing simple activities or such.

19. Job-hunting- (COST: free!) i really need a summer job again and so i like to do some job hunting. It’s best to do this when you have a long time so Spring Break is perfect. Go to any places nearby and just ask for an application and the age requirements first. Then you can even take some time to fill them out.

20. Stargazing- (COST: Free!)  love to look at the stars and a warm spring night can be perfect for just that. Grab some friends, find a field, a big blanket, some hot chocolate, and go have fun. Just make sure it’s a night where the sky is clear!

Thoughts?

Was this post help-ful to you or not really? I would love to know! What do you plan to do for Spring Break? Leave me a comment below and don’t for get to subscribe for free :)

XOXO
Rain

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Florence and the Machine inspired

Hey Everyone,

One of my favorite singers ever is Florence Welch of Florence and the machine. I adore her music. Today im doing a post on outfits inspired by 3 of my favorite songs by her. I’m sorry if the outfits seem off a bit, i just wanted to get a post up today. Anyways, hope you enjoy!

Outfit # 1 – Dog Days Are Over

 So maybe it’s just me but this song makes me think of a warm summer day and dancing and just chilling out. Like the other outfits i based this one off of how i felt listening to it and i felt that peaceful free feeling. So here is my outfit:

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Wet seal dress, $27  Denim jacket, $35   Toms shoes, $89  Forever 21 shoulder handbag, $16   Forever 21 jewelry, $7.80   Yellow fedora, $10   Wet Seal aviator sunglasses, $7.50

This outfit for me is a great one for spring. When listening to this song the first thing i imagined was a boho tribal print dress. I built the rest of the outfit around that. A denim jacket is perfect for cool spring weather. And the accessories go well with the look. Together it’s a laid-back chill spring look.

Outfit # 2- Cosmic Love

This song i feel is dark and mysterious yet i feel there is something light to it. Im not sure if my outfit actually fits well but even if it doesnt i like it anyways. I think this is my favorite song of the three.

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Quiksilver beach top, $30   Forever 21 floral print shorts, $20   Converse rubber soled shoes, $50    Forever 21 peacock feather jewelry, $5.80   Forever 21 chain jewelry, $2.80   Slouchy hat, $15  77kids 77 Black Washed Chambray Shirt, $17

For this outfit i started with lace shorts that are big for spring and give a unique look. Then i added a flowy top and a darker button up and converse to off the darker vibe. And of course i included a star necklace.

Outfit # 3- Heavy in your arms

 

This song is the darkest of them and that is why the outfit is the darkest

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This last outfit is darkest of them all because it has that haunted feeling. So for that i picked out a skull tank top. I added pink pants because its huge for spring and adds lightness to the look. The chambray top is also springy and will keep you the right amount of warm

Thoughts?

I just want to say sorry for the really F-ed up layout of this post. WordPress is going glitch y again and i cant fix it and really wanted to post this! Anyways i hope you liked it. Also do you like the blogs new spring layout?

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XOXO

R

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Book Review: Last Song

Hey everyone,

I’m a huge reader and so i decided it would be fun to do book reviews to help you find some things to read. I could also do certain books if you request. If i have not read it yet i will and then tell you about it. I’m always up for a new book :)

I have always liked to read Nicholas Sparks and one of my favorite books is The Last Song. I’m sure most of you have seen the movie, which was really good :) So if you have not read the book here is my short summary!

I thought this was a great book for those that love, love stories!

It was rather long and the beginning was a bit slow to get into but overall it was good when you got farther in.

I will admit to liking the movie a bit more just because sometimes the book has tons of extra information that makes some parts boring.

I do usually like the book better because it did have more detail but i feel some of it was not needed.

I liked the ending a lot better in the book as well as some parts.

It was in general a good book but unless you are really into Sparks books or really into love stories then i don’t recommend it.

It is great for those who like love stories.

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Sorry, for such a short post. I should have some good ones coming soon so keep an eye out!

I hope you liked this

XOXO
R

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What to keep in your Gym Bag

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Hey everyone,

As it gets closer to Spring i have been going to the gym more often than working out inside and i thought it would nice to do a post on what to keep in your gym bag along with some examples. Enjoy!

First i picked out some cheap gym bags in stores now that you may like:

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Abercrombie Fitch tote handbag, $25 Roxy bag, $48  Harajuku Lovers logo messenger bag, $49  Forever 21 duffle bag, $20  Olsenboye backpack bag, $24  American Apparel tote handbag, $11  Forever 21 weekend bag, $27  Forever 21 tote handbag, $11      Old Navy bowling bag, $25   Old Navy duffle bag, $19   Aero SoCal Drawstring Bag, $8   Sunray Messenger Bag, $15

So i know these are not typical gym bags but i don’t like to stay with the same all the time and i don’t really care for the same duffle bag that everyone uses. I like unique ones with different patterns, as long as they have fun patterns. Above are just different types i picked out for cheap prices.

Now for things to keep in it:

1. Lip Balm

A lip balm is a good product to have just because i know my lips usually get dry. EOS is one of my favorite.

2. Sunscreen

Sunscreen is a good product to have, if  your going to be working out outside. Just be sure to pick a sweat proof one.

3. Wide-tooth comb

I like to have a wide-tooth comb because if i do take a shower at the gym ( which i usually do) i use it to brush out my hair afterwards because a regular brush causes it to tear.

4. Detangler

I like to use detangler when brushing my hair with a wide-tooth comb because sometimes the comb can get stuck and i just think detangler helps it brush smoother. Johnson’s for babies is one of my favorite just because its so gentle.

5. Body Lotion

I really like to have a lotion on hand when i’m at the gym for afterwards just to smooth my skin. This oatmeal one is great for any irritation.

6. Body Mist

A body mist is great to have for after wards to get rid of smell of course. The dove go fresh is so fresh and natural. perfect.

7.  Evian Facial mist

This is an amazing product because its mineral water to spray on your face while working out and it really does cool you down. You can find it at Sephora.

8. Deodorant

This is sort of an obvious product, no?

9. Facial wipes

This is a good alternative to the facial mist to wipe any sweat off your face.

10. Pony Tail Holders

I just use these to put my hair in a ponytail so it’s out of my face.

11. Ipod

I usually like to have my own music in the gym just to get into the workout, so i bring my ipod

12. Water Bottle

I like to have a water bottle of course and the bobble one is great because its recyclable and filters the water itself.

13. Snack

Usually if ‘im there for a long time i like to have a snack and so usually i just pick up a granola bar

14. Gum

Gum is another thing i love to have on hand

15. Leave-in Conditioner

Great for making your hair soft afterwards

Thoughts?

Did you like this post? Did it help? What do you keep in your gym bag? Leave a comment below

XOXO
R

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