Growing up in the late 90’s!

As winter starts to fade, my friends and I have planned a girl’s road trip to let loose and get out of town for a while! So I’ve been spending my free time creating an amazing playlist of songs from my childhood to help us celebrate. The songs have brought back so many memories from growing up in the late 90’s- early 2000’s. Here are some things you may remember if you were a 90’s child!

1. Disney Channel Original Movies

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~Let’s~ watch ~a Disney channel movie~! Many of you probably still remember that catchy tune! Okay, let’s face it. All of us 90’s kids wanted to BE the kids in these movies! Who wouldn’t want a Barbie Doll become your new best friend? Or have Hilary Duff’s awesome fashion style?? Yes, the acting was over the top- cheesy, but that was the whole point! After re-watching “Smart House” recently all I could think was “… I used to think these boys were cute?!!”

2. Lisa Frank

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These two well-known words would strike excitement and creativity into the hearts of every elementary school girl growing up! It’s amazing how many things the psychedelic- rainbow- girly brand created. I had folders, notebooks, pens, diaries, even bedsheets! And who could forget all the Lisa Frank gifts you would receive at your birthday! My favorite memory was making the famous Lisa Frank friendship bracelets for all my BFFs!

3. Risque Female Singers

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The first time I watched Britney Spear’s “Oops, I did it again” video I was stunned! The schoolgirl outfit, the belly-shirt, the dancing.. it was crazy! And that was soon followed by Christina belting out “Genie in a Bottle” (Which I seriously thought was about Robin Williams in Aladdin). Even Avril Lavigne’s punk style (Army pants with men’s underwear, charcoal rimmed eyes, and swearing! Eek!), it was all so risque to me! Of course that didn’t stop me from putting the CDs on the stereo, and dancing around the living room when no one was home… ūüėÄ

4. Inflatable Furniture

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I”m laughing as I type this post up… Oh god, the inflatable furniture craze! The purple Britney Spears chair that you see above was the EXACT same one I had in my room in elementary school! After selling a million magazines, or cookies, or whatever the school was pushing us to sell that year, I won the inflatable chair; the world’s most ridiculous, funny and short-lived piece of furniture. Sure it was so totally “Groovin’ and Stylin’!”, that was until you realized it made the most awkward squeaky-fart noises whenever you moved the slightest bit… and you had to re-blow it up every. single. day. But they were still the coolest things ever, right?!!

5. 90’s Fashion

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Clarissa Explains it all… but can she explain the weirdo- fashion sense of the 90’s?? From the early 90’s we have the Tie-Dye craze, Jelly Sandals, and Neon colors on EVERYTHING. Then the late 90’s rolls into shiny pastel fabrics, turtle-neck sweaters, and belly-baring shirts. Overalls were my go-to outfit for EVERY occasion, and as the early 2000’s came that transitioned into flared jeans and ponchos… *Shudder* And let’s not even talk about the entire outfits composed of jean- material…

6. My Little Pony

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Collecting My Little Pony horses in the 90’s wasn’t a hobby, it was a lifestyle. You’d invite friends over from school solely for the purpose of playing ONLY with My Little Ponies, and hoping to trade to further expand your collection. The average 9 year old girl¬† had 20 or so ponies proudly displayed in her room, but the true fans would have a collection of well over 50+

Thanks everyone for remembering the 90’s with me! I hope I brought back some fun memories for you!

~Glitter Peach~

New Years Goals and Plans

It’s time to let 2013 fall behind us as we ring in the New Year! I was interested to see what the most popular goals are for people so I did a little research online. Here is what I found;

Lose weightGet OrganizedSpend less/Save MoreStay Fit/HealthyQuit Smoking

Awesome goals, right? Usually these are year-round goals that people tend to get more serious about at the end of December (We all need a fresh start, and it’s a brand new year! The best time, right?). Unfortunately, only 46% of people kept their goals more than 6 months into the new year! Here are some good ways to make (And keep!) your goals for 2014…

Almost there!1. Ask yourself WHY you’re making this specific goal. Is it because you keep putting it off during the year? Or because all your friends or co-workers are doing it? Is it something YOU really want, or something you think you should have?

Why?¬†If it’s a goal you truly want, you’re more likely to keep it when no one else is around/ you have no motivation. A goal should be something personal that you do for yourself, not the people around you. In the end, it will have more meaning in your life and you can be proud you accomplished something hard!

Write Here!2. Plan it out on paper! Is your goal to loose some weight? Write down exactly how you plan to do it (Running every other day, planning out your meals, buying cute exercise gear.) What if you want to organize a part of your house? Try writing a list of categories to fit things into (Things I use everyday, sometimes, once a year,etc.)

¬†Why?¬† Physically writing out our goals makes them seem more real and achievable! Getting your thoughts and ideas on paper may also make you think of your goals in a different way. Organizing your crazy craft room might seem quick and simple… But once you write down where your mountains of fabric and ribbon collection will go, you will have a better picture in your head of how to do it!

Possible!3. Make your goal as detailed as possible! Turn “I want to save more money” into “I want to take $20 out of each paycheck to put into my savings account”. What? $20¬†¬† Where? Into my savings account¬† Why? Because I want to save up for a vacation!

Why? Breaking up a goal into the smallest details helps us understand exactly how to make our plans a reality. It also can show you what plans are realistic vs. unrealistic. If after planning out your goal it starts to become unreasonable, don’t fret! Just adjust it so that it can still be accomplished.

Celebrate!4. Give yourself motivation to keep your goal going! Watching friends and family members try to quit smoking over the years has taught me something very important; Rewarding yourself for accomplishing something hard is the absolute BEST way to keep your goal! Start with small rewards for little bits of progress, and work your way up from there! Maybe every week you’ve kept your goal you buy yourself something you’ve reaaaalllly wanted, and once you’ve fully accomplished it you get something big! (A day at the spa anyone?!) ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†

Why? There will be moments when you are tired, cranky, worn out, and just plain ready to give up. When you have something to vision in your head, it makes it easier to say “I NEED to do this! I can’t give up just yet!”. Plus, when you have an hour-long hot stone massage at the spa on the line… you might think twice about that cigarette!

~Happy 2014 everyone! I wish you all the best luck and a bright future!~ GlitterPeach

These are few of my favorite (Holiday) things!

Ho Ho Ho, GlitterPeach here!

Here are some of my favorite holiday things this year:

Printed Holiday Leggings

ImageWhy I love it: They’re comfy, cute and versatile!

What to pair it with: Over-sized sweaters, a cute thigh-length dress, or under your snow gear.

Knee-high, Leather Boots

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Why I love it: They can be worn year-round, the flat sole is comfy, and your outfit options are endless!

What to pair it with: Skinny jeans, plain leggings, or tights!

Nordic Sweaters

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Why I love it: Festive designs and super warm? Heck yes!

What to pair it with: Plain black leggings and ankle-length boots (Or even jeans!)

Holiday Coffee

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Why I love it: It warms you up, and gives you energy (And tastes amazing!!)

What to pair it with: A good book and warm fireplace

Holiday Scents

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Why I love it: (Candles or stovetop) Makes the house smell lovely and puts me in the holiday mood

What to pair with it: A day of holiday baking!

 

A Gift for everyone on your list!

Okay, so the commercials where everyone is excitedly walking around the mall finding the perfect gifts for everyone they know while cute, festive songs play in the background… we all know that’s not how it happens. If you’re anything like me, you’ll make a list of gift ideas, then Re-make the list a week later, then re-think everything! Okay… Time for a new list! Wait.. now I’m running out of time!! And the malls are scary…and pricey! No worries, I’m here to help you get some inspiration for every situation and person!

“They have EVERYTHING!” Okay, so we all know that one person who insists they really don’t want a gift. They have everything they need! (Or they’re just really picky…)

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The solution: Instead of a present, give them an experience! Honestly, these are my favorite types of gifts because they are so unique and people enjoy them so much! I like to check out Amazon Local, LivingSocial, or Groupon to find deals on things I would never think to look for! Some good ideas? Cooking classes, art workshops, spa packages, or day trips! Bonus Points: Buy a double package to go together and create some fun memories!

“I don’t know them that well…” Maybe it’s a distant family member, a new friend or someone you’d like to get to know better. Whoever it may be, your gift should be a sweet gesture (Without the anxiety of finding the perfect gift.)

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The Solution: Food. Yes, the answer is that simple! (Just make sure you know if they have any food allergies, or restrictions.) Who doesn’t love getting sweets shaped like cute snowmen, or baking mixes, or hot chocolate around the holidays?! It’s inexpensive, kind, and fun! Bake up a batch of cookies and frost them with holidays colors and patterns. Then put them small bags or containers with holiday ribbon. You can also make Hot chocolate mixes in Mason jars (With candy canes, marshmallows, and chocolate chips). Bonus Points: Make it extra-large so they can share with their families at home!

“I am completely BROKE!” We’ve all been there during at least one hard winter during our life. The moment when you realize Christmas is only a few weeks away and you have no extra cash for gifts. Or you over-spent on other gifts, and now your last few presents have a SUPER limited budget!

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The solution: First, figure out what you can spend for the gifts. Is your limit $10? $5? or “Time to look through all the craft bins and get creative”?

If you have under $10… The Dollar Store is now your best friend! “What kind of gift can I possibly throw together at a Dollar Store?” you ask… Well, an amazing one when you get creative! 1. A mini-baking kit! (Cupcake liners, A Spatula, Cake mix, Sprinkles and a Basket+ Christmas tissue paper) 2. Movie Night! (Buy a popcorn bucket + paper confetti or tissue paper, boxes of candy and a microwavable bag of popcorn) 3. Spa Day! (Basket+ Blue/Green tissue paper, Cooling eye mask, Spa Music CD, scented candle and Facial Mask).

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Or if your wallet is completely empty, make a coupon book! Using rectangles of scrapbook paper, decorate them to resemble “Coupons”. Add things in there like “60 minute aromatherapy Massage”, “30 min dish-washing service”, or “House Cleaning Service”. Your friends and family will ADORE this idea! (Who doesn’t want their house cleaned??) Bonus points: Do something nice for your friends or family! Grandparents: Put up Christmas decorations for them, or shovel snow and throw some salt on their walk ways.Friends: Offer to run errands for them, or be a designated driver for a fun night out. A simple gesture, but a thoughtful one!

~Happy Holidays Everyone!~

Goodbye 2013

You know that moment when everything changes in a big way? That was my entire 2013 year! So many things happened that completely changed my life, but in the end all these crazy changes made me so much happier! So here’s what’s going on with GlitterPeach…

New Job- Sometimes, in order to make a better future for yourself you have to take a very scary and unsure step forward. And that’s exactly what I did this year. I realized that my job was making me miserable. I love skincare and beauty, but my work setting was slowly going downhill and causing stress on me. I knew it was time to say goodbye and so I did. Luckily, I found a job that is perfect for me! I am now a receptionist and assistant manager at a local Barber Shop.

Home, Sweet, Home- When I first began this blog I was in-between living situations (Thanks to school, bills and work.) Since then I have moved into my very first apartment. Since I was little it was always a dream of mine to have a space to call my own! Spending hours everyday looking at Home Decorations on Pinterest made me long for a place I could decorate and love. Although it’s small, it’s still mine! ‚̧

Thank you all for following my blog. I promise to fill my blog with lots of new posts, pictures and fun stuff to keep you all entertained!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ GlitterPeach~

 

Fun Orders for Starbucks

To get me through my work- all- day- at- the- spa days, a little Starbucks always gives me a kick of energy! They have so many flavors and orders to choose from! But I love to mix things up, so I found some fun “Secret Menu” recipes you¬†can order!

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1. Rasberry Cheescake Mocha.  Order a white chocolate mocha. Then add on 2 pumps of Rasberry. This can be ordered as hot or iced coffee!

2. Oreo Frappucino  Order a double chocolate chip Frappe. Ask to have white mocha syrup instead of regular mocha. Yum!

3. The Nutella Order any drink. Ask for a pump of chocolate and a pump of hazelnut. Also for for caramel drizzle on top AND inside the cup. This beats eating the whole jar at home!

4. Strawberry Lemonade Frappucino Order a Strawbery Lemonade and ask for it to be blended. It’s a sugary, sweet and icy treat!

5. Chocolate Turtle  Order any drink and ask for a pump of mocha, a pump of caramel and a pump of toffee nut. Perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth!

Suncare Facts

As we make our way into summer we find ourselves rushing to the beach, tanning in our backyards and walking in the sunshine almost every day! To help protect your skin keep these facts in mind.

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1. Sunblock and Sunscreen are two different products! Sunscreen contains chemical blockers that protect your skin from the sun by absorbing the rays. They are colorless, but usually leave a film on the skin when applied. Many people have bad reactions to them though, such as irritation, redness and allergic reactions.

Sun block, on the other hand, has physical blockers that repel the sun rays off your skin. They protect againist UVA and UVB rays, but usually are thicker. When applied they can stay visible, but the protection is much better!

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2. A wide brim hat can act as a sunscreen! Wearing a hat with a wide brim in the summer is the same as wearing SPF 33 on your face! For people with fair skin that burn even with a sunblock, this can help againist freckles, sun spots and slight burning. Although it helps protect skin, you should always apply a sunblock to your face as well.

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3. Sun protectors should be re-applied every 30- 40 minutes! Most of us who go to the beach only apply sunscreen right before we go! The right way to protect your skin is to throw that sunscreen in your beach bag and re- apply every half an hour (Especially if you play a game of beach volleyball or swim!)

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4. When should you apply a sunscreen? Most people would think “When I go to the beach” or “On a Hike”; things that take a few hours. The reality? When you plan to be outside for 20 minutes or longer! That could be walking your dog, reading on your porch or watering your plants. Even driving in your car on a sunny day leaves skin vulnerable to the¬†sun’s rays!¬†Not sure if you’re going out or staying inside? Apply some just in case.

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5. The sun is responsible¬†for 90% of aging! Sunspots, freckles, hyperpigmentation, sagging, wrinkles… the list goes on and on. Next time you think about skipping the sunscreen just imagine yourself in 30 years and ask yourself what you plan to look like!

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