Friday, October 18, 2019 / Lubbock, TX, USA

EASY DIY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

It's spooky season! Let's get a cute Halloween outfit put together. My goal with this post is to give you easily achievable costume ideas by using things that are already in your closet, or you can buy cheap from Amazon. Literally, Amazon is the best!


LEOPARD LOVER
This is always my go-to because it's cute, cheap and you can use some things that you already have. Get some ears and a tail, wear an all back outfit & call it good!

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UNICORN
I got inspo from Jenna Dewan  for this one. I swear she could pull anything off! This costume looks very easy to piece together and sparkles are always fun.

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1980s
You can't go wrong with a 1980s get-up! I love all of the neon. 

Inspo

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All Halloween 


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Friday, October 4, 2019 / Lubbock, TX, USA

WE'RE HEADED TO NEW MEXICO


I am so excited for this weekend! 

Connor, Keridan and I are headed to Albuquerque, New Mexico to the Balloon Festival. You might have seen me post about this lately, I hope you have! I did a full travel itinerary to help with anyone wanting to go! It covers food, drink and excellent recommendations from locals. If you're wanting to go it's never too late to start planning your trip for next year! Airbnbs will be cheap too. 

I have an Airbnb code HERE to get $$$ off of your first stay through Airbnb. 

Okay, Connor is rushing me to get this done and get out of the door because we still need to get gas and take Jenny (the puppy) to a friend's house for the weekend.

 I'll share a complete blog post covering our weekend in ALBQ within a week or so! I know y'all will want to see our photos. 

Oh! But in the mean-time check out THIS post and our new YouTube video!! 

xx, braylea 


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Full Face Makeup Routine with Veronica




I hope you love today's YouTube video as much as I loved filming and making it for you!

My Brayleas Bazaar Guest in September was Veronica. Veronica and I went to high school together and she has always been amazing at doing makeup. She did my makeup for prom as well as numerous other girls' hair and makeup. She's truly gifted at it. So I was like, why not bring her onto Brayleas Bazaar  (here's her guest post) and let her share some of her favorite makeup, techniques and hacks with YOU. 

I am genuinely excited about what I'm bringing you today. I know if you watch it, you will learn something new. I DID. 

Here are two things I learned by her doing my makeup in this video. 
1. Don't pick up another eyeshadow shade to blend- I have been doing this wrong for so long! 
2. When baking your face- leave the undereye baking for as long as possible (10-15 min) and wipe off the rest! 

We started off priming moisturizing the face with Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask. It is thick in consistency and is the first time I had ever used it, I loved the way it went on. 

Then we used Estee Lauder double wear foundation. I have grown to be obsessed with this foundation. It can make anyone's skin look flawless. I've heard a few people say it tends to be drying. However, I have normal to dry skin and I've noticed if I moisturize beforehand then I don't have any problems. 

Next up, my favorite concealer the Tarte shape tape, followed by another product I'd never used before the Hoola Cream-to-Powder Quickie Contour Stick. Again, I loved this product. 

Veronica used a ton of really amazing BUDGET friendly products. Which I appreciated. The budget friendly products worked as well as my more expensive products. A few budget-friendly products I'm referring to is the NYX eyebrow pencil that is $7 that is the same thing as the Anastasia Beverly Hills eyebrow pencil. Also, something that impressed me was the Banana Baking Powder that is $8. It works flawlessly. I will be making the switch to these in the future! 

My tried and trues are this foundation, this concealer  and this contour kit. Those are all repurchases, that I love.

Here is a list of every single product we used in this video. 
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Monday, September 30, 2019 / Lubbock, TX, USA

BRAYLEAS BAZAAR SEPTEMBER













Septembers Top 5 
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Sunday, September 29, 2019 / Lubbock, TX, USA

EASY MEAL PREP with VIDEO

I'm about to share two meal prep ideas I make often. 

Both are courtesy of Alex Snodgrass at The Defined Dish. She is such a great source for healthy, whole30 compliant recipes. 

She even recreates not-so-healthy meals into healthier meals. Like her One Pot Hamburger Helper recipe. She also just came out with a cookbook and you can look at that here

Anyways, you get the point. SHE HAS AMAZING RECIPES! Today I'm sharing her "Sloppy Jane" recipe which is a healthier alternative to Sloppy Jo recipe and her "Potato, pepper and Kielbasa Skillet" that is so quick and easy to make.

The Hummus Recipe
in a ninja blender or food processor
2 16 oz cans of garbanzo beans. Rinsed and drained well.
Roasted red peppers (Jar or Homemade)
2-3 Tablespoons Minced garlic
Half of a lemon
Add to taste... pepper, seasoning salt, cumin, smoked paprika, cayenne
Then add olive oil as it’s mixing in the food processor. 

Stop and stir several times and add more seasoning as needed.
Blend until the consistency of your liking

Check out my YouTube Video below to see! Also, check out her blog to find other recipes. www.thedefineddish.com



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Monday, September 16, 2019 / Lubbock, TX, USA

WE LAUNCHED A YOUTUBE CHANNEL


Connor and I launched a YouTube channel! 

Hopefully, this is of no surprise to you because we've been posting about it like crazy. But if you didn't know, I'm glad you do now. And I'd also love for you to follow me on Instagram @brayleafisher and Facebook @Beingbraylea so you stay up to date with what we're doing. 

OUR GOAL
Our goal with this isn't to get famous, rich, or follow the crowd but it IS to allow you into our lives on a more personal level. I also love being able to share with our family- they feel like they're with us. 

 We're always doing things, learning, and growing and we love to share this growth with you. It is also so cool to have an archive of our lives. 

That's one reason I love having my blog.  A few weeks ago a friend text me and said "Will you send me a photo of you at Horseshoe Bend? I want to show someone." My first thought was well.. that was a few years ago... I've gotten a new phone and deleted photos for space since then. BUT my second thought was, I have a blog and I know I shared about it on the blog. So I went, grabbed a photo for her and that was that. 

Same with YouTube. 

THE LOGISTICS
We have a goal of reaching 1,000 Subscribers in our first year. Huge goal but we truly feel like we can do it. Will you please subscribe to our channel here? 
We want this so that our channel will be more visible to the YouTube community. YouTube deems us "Unreputable" and won't share our videos to outsiders until we have that many. I'm also going, to be honest. Once we hit 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours we will get approved on Instagram to start getting sponsored deals (get paid). Though that isn't our initial intent, to get paid for putting in over 50+ hours into EACH video would be amazing. 


WHAT WILL WE BE SHARING
I say "We" because this is mine & Connors YouTube Channel. I'm going to share my life on there and he's going to share his. He's big into fitness, motivation, and personal growth so those are a few of the topics he'll be addressing. You really will just have to follow us on our life adventure because we're both constantly growing and changing so I hope you'll do so with us. 

THE LOGISTICS
We have a goal of reaching 1,000 Subscribers in our first year. Huge goal but we truly feel like we can do it. Will you please subscribe to our channel?

We want this so that our channel will be more visible to the YouTube community. YouTube deems us "Unreputable" and won't share our videos to outsiders until we have that many. I'm also going to be honest. Once we hit 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours we will get approved on Youtube to start getting sponsored deals (get paid). Though that isn't our initial intent, to get paid for putting in over 50+ hours into EACH video would be amazing. 

WE WANT YOU TO LOVE IT
We created this channel for you, a place to escape, indulge in someone else life and hopefully learn something from us and of course we will share ours together. We have BIG plans, especially after college and hope you'll be apart of it. 

Bringing you to date on our videos 
Our first video Connor went skydiving!!!









Thank you for following!
xx, bray

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

CONNOR SINGS AND SPEAKS AT HIS BROTHERS WEDDING

You might remember a few months ago when Connor and Carter went skydiving for his Birthday? Well, last weekend Carter took another leap of faith and married the woman of his dreams. 

Back story
Carter and Kaitlin got engaged in March and shortly after, they asked Connor, and Devan, Katie's brother if they would play guitar and sing for their first dance. Of course, they both said yes. So flash forward to last weekend the pressure was ON! You can watch of those videos below!

Watch the Best Man Speech Below

Watch the First Dance Performance Below

The wedding was absolutely beautiful! Here are some photos I took. 

 Sound Check 
 Connors Mom Misty 
Connors Dad Jeff

Congrats again, Carter & Katie!

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