Wednesday, June 29, 2016

VidCon 2016 | Day 3

First of all, I am so pleased with my very first time at VidCon! I had so much more fun than I even expected. I met so many new friends, learned some very helpful advice to improve my YouTube channel and my videos, and I also got to meet some creators that I really admire! I just wanted to thank my dad, because he is what made this possible for me. Going to VidCon has been a dream of mine for years, and I was finally able to go this year for the seventh annual VidCon! It didn't matter to me that I had to take a bus for almost three days to get there. It didn't matter to me whether or not we stayed in a nice hotel. I just wanted to be there. And now, I can say that it was, hands down, one of the best things I've ever experienced. So thank you very much to my dad AND thank you to VidCon for giving me such a memorable experience. 
Alright, enough of the cheesy stuff, let's get into what we have today! Today we have my LAST VidCon vlog! VidCon 2016 Day 3!! This day was especially fun because I went to the Awesomeness TV Concert Series and the TWIX PROM! I had tons and tons of fun, I didn't want it to end! I even crowd surfed, which is something I never thought I would do! Anyways, I hope you enjoy this vlog, and have a fabulous day! 

XO, Lauren

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

VidCon 2016 | Day Two

Each day of VidCon 2016 kept getting better and better! I experienced different things each day, and I ended up finding a pretty good balance between everything! On this second day of VidCon, I went to a lot of good panels and I met some more people that I watch! Also, OMG GUYS THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS IS MY NEW FAVORITE MOVIE! I'm not even kidding. We got an early viewing of the movie, and I fell in love with it! It comes out on July 8th if you want to watch it too! Anyways, just watch the vlog to find out what other fun things I did! Have a super fabulous day! 

XO, Lauren

Monday, June 27, 2016

VidCon 2016 | Day One

I have been dreaming of going to VidCon for a few years now, and this year I finally got to attend the 7th annual VidCon in Anaheim, California! It was honestly everything I expected plus more. I had amazing experiences, hung out with new friends, met some YouTubers that I watch, and overall just had a bunch of fun! I hope you enjoy watching this vlog, and the next two coming out! Have a super fabulous day! 

XO, Lauren

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Roadtrip to VidCon 2016

I still cannot believe that I am in California right now to attend the 7th annual VidCon! I went all the way across the United States to get here! It was such a big adventure. I rode the Greyhound bus for two and a half days!! What an experience that was haha! Anyways, I filmed my traveling adventures and put it into a vlog so that I could remember this trip across the country, and also so you guys can sort of travel along with me! If any of you guys are at VidCon and you see me then don't be afraid to say hi!! It would be so fun to meet some new people and hang out! Anyways, hope you have a fabulous day!

XO, Lauren

Sunday, June 19, 2016

My First Year of College

I had such an amazing first year of college. I definitely made sure to put myself out there and make new friends, and because of this, I was able to have so many fun experiences! I wanted to make a video to share a reflection of my first year in college, and also share some of what I learned/ my advice for those of you going into college! Anyways, hope you have a wonderfully fabulous day!

XO, Lauren 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Bok Tower Gardens

It is absolutely mind blowing how vibrant nature can be, and how satisfying it is to just surround yourself with a beautiful environment. I recently traveled to Bok Tower Gardens and was so amazed by the gorgeous flowers and greenery, along with the architecture of the tower and surrounding buildings. Hands down, it was one of the prettiest places I've ever been to. One thing I really enjoyed was the calmness. The scenery spoke for itself. You didn't need fancy attractions or flashy signs. You could just sit under the trees for hours looking up at the sky and admiring the world around you. It was a much needed refresher from the fast paced world we live in. 

I filmed a vlog and took a few pictures, but it's crazy how they don't even compare to the real thing. 

bok tower gardens, Lauren Banawa, alex and ani bangles, fashion blog

bok tower gardens, Lauren Banawa, orange flowers, fashion blog

bok tower gardens, Lauren Banawa, strappy sandals, ootd, marble fountain

bok tower gardens, Lauren Banawa, florida scenery, lake wales

bok tower gardens, Lauren Banawa, fashion blog, ootd, leather backpack

bok tower gardens, Lauren Banawa, small pond, florida scenery, lake wales

bok tower gardens, Lauren Banawa, lake wales, florida scenery, purple flowers

bok tower gardens, Lauren Banawa, lake wales, bok tower

bok tower gardens, Lauren Banawa, lake wales, florida scenery, pink flower

bok tower gardens, Lauren Banawa, lake wales, frog fountain, mosaic fountain

bok tower gardens, Lauren Banawa, lake wales, florida scenery, orange flower

From this experience, I've realized how important it is to take a break and enjoy the things that nature gives us for free. Instead of staring at our screens, go out and look at the real thing! I've always felt this way, but with class assignments and managing my youtube channel and blog, I've found that I am not always able to actually do it. Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this little taste of the amazing experience I had! Have a super fabulous day!

XO, Lauren

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Alice Through The Looking Glass DIY Projects

I recently fell in love with the costumes in the movie Alice Through the Looking Glass. The level of detail and attention to color and mood inspired me so much. So, I decided to make a DIY video inspired by these costumes/ characters! I'm so proud of how this video came out! I am definitely still improving, but I spent a lot of time planning and filming to bring my ideas to life. I hope you end up trying out these Alice Through the Looking Glass inspired projects, and definitely send me pictures if you do! Also, if you want, you can even leave suggestions on video ideas and what I should do next! Anyways, have a super fabulous day!

XO, Lauren