I am a lot of things, and one of those things is a collector of quotes. I can’t help but scroll through my instagram a few times a day, it’s a problem, and when I do, I’m constantly screen-shotting my truly favorite things. Since I just uploaded all my images from my phone to my computer, this seemed like an opportune time to give you a little mid-week inspiration. May you leave today feeling totally pumped and ready to rock today and the rest of forever. Dream big or go home right?
This one’s just a glorious bonus piece of summer advice
Are you feeling inspired to win at life now? Be honest, but don’t hurt my feelings. Oh, and if you have a favorite inspiring quote, you should probably take a second to tell me, thanks for being cool about this.
I got this UNIF dress for the best price of my life (that’s a lie) during a crazy Nasty Gal sale a month ago and it’s been my pride and joy ever since. If you want to hear a story about patience, this is it. I saw this dress on Unif’s instagram when it came out eons ago and knew I needed it, but also knew I couldn’t shell out around $150 for it. So, I waited. Then it went on sale at Unif and mild excitement ensued until I realized I also couldn’t pay $105 for it. On a glorious random day a few weeks later, Nasty Gal decided to offer half off all their sale items and victory, and the dress, were mine for $50. I think the best part was watching the dress go back to $100 after the sale. There’s nothing like a good deal that doesn’t last long. In addition, I’m just head over heels obsessed with both tie dye and velvet right now, so this dress is essentially my current holy grail.
A month and a half ago I told you all about my teenage obsession with Seventeen Magazine. You just never know where you’re going to find inspiration, unless you have an understanding that you’ll find it everywhere…in which case you will. I just got around to reading August’s issue which was doused in denim and beauty, both of which I wasn’t exactly pining for. But per usual, there were a few things that totally inspired me, so here’s to hoping they get the creative juices flowing with you too.
Coral Nail Polish
I’ve been doing tons of turquoise and blue nail polish tones but the moment I saw Essie’s ad with 20 shades of corral, I knew I needed more of that color on my fingers. Searching through polishes for something similar now.
Tweed Nail Art
There’s just something about the messy lines and random assortment of colors that makes me feel like I’m capable of doing these tweed nails. I’ll get back to you. In the mean time, let me know if it works out for you.
Healthy Snow Cones
Totally into snow cones, but can’t validate the calories. If I’m going to stuff my face with 400 useless calories, it’s going to be with ice cream. This healthy snow cone recipe, using fruit instead of artificial sweeteners, is an awesome alternative. For something easier, Seventeen recommends blending 1 cup of your favorite fruit with a 1/2 cup of water to make the healthiest option ever.
Finish…it’s an app
Short and simple. there is a slight chance Finish may eliminate procrastination for good. Basically, take that to-do list you write every morning when you wake up and plop it in the Finish app. As you finish things up, mark them as finished. The more things you finish early, or finish at all, the more rewards you get. I’ve only been using it for a day so here’s a bad example of how it works. I did three things on my checklist, Finish sent me a free song. I’m digging it.
A lot of what determines my fruit purchasing pattern is what’s on sale so when Sprouts put these papayas up for 98 cents/pound, I had to buy a small one. This was my first papaya experience and it would seem although I strongly dislike the flavor of papaya by itself, I sincerely adore it when mixed with apple and orange for the most delicious tropical juice that ever came without pineapple.
What You’ll Need:
1/2 a papaya
Makes 32 oz of delicious juice
Let’s Do This:
Peel the orange. Cut the halved papaya in half sideways (after you’ve taken out the seeds) and scoop out fruit contents with a spoon. The fruit will slide off the skin super easily. You can just toss as large of apple chunks as possible in that juicer of yours.
When juicing, I alternated between the papaya, orange, and apples so the papaya didn’t get stuck.
Pour into two mason jars, share with a friend or store second juice in the fridge for later (good up to two-three days as far as I know), snap instagram picture(s), enjoy!
Made any super yummy concoctions in the kitchen recently? You should probably tell me all about it.
Hi, I'm Sarah, the loser behind Loser Girl Wins. If you're a fashion lover, word enthusiast, nail polish collector, cooking pretender and/or a mermaid and unicorn aficionado, you've come to the right place. if you hate all those things, I don't know what to tell you. Stick around, I'll be back in a second to do stuff!