7 Things to Make You Not So Basic… Well Maybe A Little


I’m a legging wearing, selfie taking, Starbucks drinking, top knot kid of girl. All are things that categorize me as “basic.” And as much as I LOVE my morning routine of stopping at Starbucks, I wanted to share some of my favorite things that will make all my fellow “basic” girls feel… not so basic.

1. Buxom Satin Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick
I’ve never been one to obsess over lipstick… especially when it is in a bold color, but this gel lipstick from Buxom is fantastic! I picked up the Graphic Grape hue on a whim the other day from Ulta, and let me just say it was the best decision I could have made. If you are big on bold colors, Buxom also offers nudes and pinks, you can even select a Matte finish over the Satin one. Whichever you chose, it will be the best $22 you’ll spend this week.
Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipsticks

2. Fitbit Charge HR
After recently (as in Monday) starting a new fitness regiment, my Fitbit Charge HR is my tracking savior. Sure that’s a bit dramatic, but it’s the truth. This handy little tracker sits perfectly on my wrist and monitors everything I do throughout the day. Though it has a hefty price tag, to me it’s 100% worth the money you’ll spend on it. Did I mention it is perfect for the bride-to-be who is “sweating for the dress?” Cause it is. It monitors your heart-rate, steps you take, sleep you get, stairs you climb and so much more. Visit Fitbit to get yours today!

Fitbit Charge HR

3. OPI Is Mai Tai Crooked?
On Easter Sunday, my Mom and I went for pedicures. When asked to pick a color, I selected my traditional nude hue for my toes. We both sat down in our comfy spa chairs and the pedicures began. While sitting in the chair I noticed the lady to our right was getting her nails painted with this FABULOUS peach color, and I quickly made the decision to switch colors. And am I glad I did. The OPI color is so bright and fun, it was the perfect selection for Spring. Oddly enough, I went out and purchased to color so I can do touch ups and even paint my finger nails later down the road. Peachy Perfection!

OPI Is Mai Tai Crooked

4. Customized Bow & Drape Sweatshirts
Sure this may seem pretty basic, but I am totally obsessing over the customizable sweatshirts from Bow & Drape right now. B&D give you the opportunity to coin your own phrase and wear it in public. Not feeling punny? They have pre-made sayings that will have you and your basic friends laughing all day long. I mean just look at this one!

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5. Snapchat Filters
Do I really need to explain how fun the filters are on Snapchat? I mean who wouldn’t want to distort their face or add angel wings and a halo to their selfie. No many.

Snapchat Filters

6. Prickly Pear Margaritas
After living in Austin, Texas I’ve quickly come to realize (aside from great tacos) there are few places on the East Coast that offer Prickly Pear Margaritas. These bright pink margaritas pack a punch and are perfect for a sunny Spring day.

Prickly Pear Margaritas

I love that there is an entire day, well evening, designated to some of my favorite shows. And that it even has it’s own fun name. My personal favorites are Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder. Both of which are full of intense moments and the perfect pinch of drama. If you haven’t watch either I suggest jumping on Netflix to play catch up. Highly recommended.


I’m sure I could think of a lot more items to add to my obsession list, but we may be venturing in to real basic territory by doing so. Instead I will leave you with these things and hope you find them just as enjoyable as I do.

Have some things that you are loving at the moment? Share them in the comments below.

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