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Monday, March 13, 2017

Travel Diary: March 9th Bonner's Ferry

March 9, 2017

In my last blog post, I talked about how I've found someone who encourages my love for blogging and sharing my life through pictures. Better yet though, he even shares my love for traveling to cute,

little, unique places! Finding people who share the same interests and enthusiasm with you, really makes this world a better place! Have no idea who I'm talking about? Meet Nathaniel Wardwell! It truly is wonderful finding someone who allows you to take on the word along side of them! We definitely have more trips in mind and we are so excited to share our travels with you, through pictures and of course, more travel vlogs like this! It seems like this might become a new hobby of ours! Take a peak at our first attempt and let us know what you guys think!

Here's to many more adventures, spontaneous trips, and of course more travel vlogs! I'm really excited to share our future adventures with you all! Happy Monday!





XOXO,
Latisha

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

February Fourteenth

Hi Valentine! 

Happy Valentine's Day friends! I hope you're enjoying your day with all of your loved ones! I spent my day touring downtown & enjoying taking pictures while the sun was shining bright today! 
If you don't follow me on Instagram {which you totally should be ;) @agirlnamedlatisha} you may not have heard my announcement on my story yesterday! Guys! I'm totally excited because I finally found someone who's shares as much enthusiasm as I do about taking Instagram/ blog photos! We've been having so much fun lately spending our time in the sun finding different opportunities to take photos! His name is Nathaniel Wardwell; we actually just officially launched his Instagram yesterday {you should totally give him a follow and check him out @nathaniel.wardwell}. He is such a sweetheart & I know you guys are going to totally love him & his style! 

In the name of Valentine's Day, I wanted to share 14 things that I love.

1. Listening to {really} loud music in the car while driving to no place on particular. Heck, even when I have a destination, if I'm by myself, you can probably bet that my music is up as loud as I can bare it & I'm singing along!

2. Starting my mornings with motivational podcasts. I would love to do an entire blog post dedicated to sharing my top favorites, what do you think?

3. Waking up to the sunrise shining through my bedroom window {the best part of my day hands down}!

4. Sheet masks, all the way! I've totally been a sucker for skincare products recently!

5. Sewing! If I have downtime, you can definitely find me sitting at my sewing machine creating a new piece of clothing! I get so, so excited when I finish a new project!

6. Red sneakers; I've totally been living in these since the snow has been clearing up a bit.

7. Handwritten letters found in my mail box, I love stationary & taking the time to personally write a letter to friends & family, it's so relaxing & it totally puts a smile on my face to get a letter in return!

8. Connecting with other bloggers! I love the blogging community, everyone is always so friendly & encouraging, it makes my day when I get to have a genuine conversation with another blogger about the things we are passionate about!

9. Exploring, traveling, experiencing new places & ideas!

10. Lately, I've really been enjoying my time working out. Who would have guessed?

11. Creating, anything really!

12. The smell of the crisp air as the winter transitions into spring.

13. Phone calls with my family, even if it's just for a few minutes!

14. YOU! For reading, for supporting, & for your encouragement. It completely makes my day when I get to read each comment or idea! I genuinely get so, so excited! You are all so amazing! Thank you for continually inspiring me!














How did you all spend your Valentine's Day? Did you spend it with the girls or on a romantic night out? I  hope your Valentine's Day was  filled with lots of love, whether that be shared with a partner or with friends & family! May your week be filled with the simple joys of life. 

Until next time! 

XOXO, 
Latisha 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Feathered

Hi love!


There are moments in this life when you find something that your soul just lives for; you know, that feeling you get when you're doing something you love or when you're with someone you care about and you can feel it in the very depths of your bones, that burst of purpose & strong intention. For some, this feeling might pertain to a person, for others, your passion and love might be found in your work. For me, my soul craves the life of creativity, my spirit just lives for it! That feeling of putting your whole heart and purpose into a creation gives me such a high! Creating has always been with me, it's what I know! I love finishing a project and taking a step back to look on it and gazing at the work that my two gentle hands have put together. I surprise myself with the things that I'm capable of! 

Today, I want to share with you, one of my latest creations; one of the projects that I've been most excited for (mostly for the fabric itself)! Really though, can we just take a moment for this fabric? For those of you who are new to A Girl Named Latisha, I've currently been obsessed with fashion and creating my own clothes. I've never had much luck with sewing machines, but within the last couple months, I was given one to call my very own and I have spread my wings and soared since then! I love the feeling of being completely in control of designing & creating my own line of clothing, I think it's the freedom of expression that I love the most. 

I've shared another one of my pieces last September, which you can find here, in case you haven't seen that one yet! Since that post, I've been sewing so much more; coats, blazers, vests, you name it! I'll be sharing more of that in the weeks so come so make sure you're subscribed to A Girl Named Latisha to keep up with all the loveliness to come! 

As for now, I bring to you one of my favorites. I'm totally a girly girl, I love makeup, hair, & lately more so fashion. I styled this skirt with a ribbed long sleeve turtleneck for New Years Eve this year. I love a good reason to go all out with my attire & this skirt was absolutely perfect! It has the perfect amount of spice and spunk while still being completely feminine with how big and fluffy it is! What more could you ask for to kick off the New Year, you know?!

Do you sew or have you ever thought of starting? What should I make next? I'm quickly falling in love with the process, you'll be seeing more from me for sure! Enjoy my love! 




XOXO,
Latisha

Thursday, January 19, 2017

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation First Impression & Demo | agirlnamedla...

Hi Friends!

Happy Thursday! I was so extremely excited to get my hands on this foundation! It has such a natural finish with a buildable coverage, you're sure to find your perfect fit! As I continue to wear it, I've been loving it! This foundation has quickly become a go to for me, what are your thoughts on it?

Check out the video for this makeup look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfRfjqVXpnk



Until Next Time!



XOXO,

Latisha




Thursday, January 12, 2017

Quick & Easy Neutral Smokey Eye | agirlnamedlatisha

Hi friends!

Happy Thursday! Today I'm sharing a makeup look that was recently on my Instagram (follow me @agirlnamedlatisha). This neutral smokey eye is beginner friendly, with only the use of two (yes two) eye shadows! I hope you all find this helpful, be sure to leave me a comment on what other types of videos or blog posts you would like to see from me!

Enjoy my loves!



XOXO,
Latisha

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

So Long 2016

When looking back at 2016 as a whole, there is one strong word that comes to mind, growth. 2016 challenged me as an individual on more than one occasion, allowing me to overcome these obstacles and to grow stronger and bigger than the day before. There was a lot that came out of 2016, but for me, the big milestone this past year was taking each day one by one, leaving one day to go into the next with a greater appreciation and a stronger mindset. This year, I grew into a new person; I stepped out of my comfort zone and challenged myself to be a better person than I was the day before. Looking back, there had been times where I struggled and fell flat on my face; 2016 had pushed me to my limits, exposed my true colours, and for that I am grateful.

2016 was a lesson, for each day, there was something new to learn. Both physically and emotionally, this past year pushed me until I couldn’t anymore, but in times of question and doubt, I surprised myself and pulled through every time. 2016 was like climbing a mountain, sometimes you would come across boulders and occasionally you would trip and scrap up a limb or two, but despite the pain, you poured a little hydrogen peroxide on it to cleanse the wound, slapped a Band-Aid on it and called it a day, you kept climbing towards the top; once you’re halfway up, why turn around and go back now? 2016 taught me that despite the ugly, there was always going to be a rainbow to follow. No matter how many times you fell, you still had the willpower and the drive to keep climbing.

Relationships, distance, passion, and emotions were tested this year. Although there is still some unfinished work that is being carried into the New Year, I have grown and overcome a lot of the unexpected, allowing me to look back and admire the hard work and effort put into myself over the course of last year. I have learned a lot about personal growth and what it means to mature into the person I am today. Although it seemed that many times throughout 2016, things in my world were falling apart; it’s a blessing in disguise. Looking back on it all and seeing how it has made me stronger, grateful, and more open-minded has made me smile on more than one occasion.

 I am so thankful for all of the wonderful people surrounding me, my family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues, for they have allowed me to grow with them throughout 2016 and they have pushed me to persevere day in and day out. They have offered a lending hand when it was needed and for that I am extremely and doubtfully obliged.



Jumping into present day 2017, I am so excited for this New Year, for new opportunities! I'm looking forward to new adventures and experiences that will teach me to grow as an individual. I'm looking forward to learning new things and sharing with others what I have learned. 


Here’s to a New Year, enhanced me! Here’s to last year’s troubles and today’s growth; to new obstacles that we will overcome and to the adventures we will have! So long, 2016.

With love,
Latisha



Saturday, December 31, 2016

NYE Glitter Makeup Tutorial 2016 | agirlnamedlatisha

Hi friends!

It's been a crazy month, and the start of a new year is just about to begin! Goodbye 2016, hello 2017! The year of branching out and trying new things (& throwing lots of glitter on while we're at it) is officially about to kick off! What makeup look will you be rocking at your party?



Products used:
Too Faced Hangover RX Primer
NYX Soft Focus Primer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Morphe 350 Palette
Buxom Pure Platinum
NYX Face & Body Glitter in Crystal
Morphe Coal
Rimmel Match Perfecting Concealer
Loreal Infallible Pro-Matte
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer
NYC Lose Face Powder
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer
Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette
Kat Von D Shade & Light Blush Sid & Nancy
NYX Illuminator Ritualistic
Salon Perfect 614 Lashes
NYX Lip Liner Nude Beige
Maybelline Lipsticks 577 & 570

Until next time!

XOXO,
Latisha