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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

a peek into my life (feb & march)

Hello everyone! For some of February and March i've been taking little videos for a small video I wanted to do to show you guys around my months. I've been thinking about doing this for a while and I finally decided to do it, I figured I would have fun while doing this, collect some memories, and learn about editing! So I wanted to show you my first video of this series, there will hopefully be more to come and hopefully I will improve!



I hope you guys enjoy it, tell me what you think down below! Have a wonderful day! 



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Saturday, March 12, 2016

e.l.f review: baked eyedshadow palette

Hello everyone! I've been gone for a little, i'm home for spring break but it's almost over! I'm going back to school this Sunday. Today I bring you a little review of the baked eyeshadow palette from E.L.F this palette is called Texas and you can find it here for only ten dollars!

E.L.F is pretty inexpensive and they do not test on animals. For someone who is starting with makeup (like me) or someone that doesn't want to spend a lot this is a great brand! Lets begin!


This palette brings 10 shades and they are so pretty! The photo doesn't do them justice. 


So I wanted to show you guys how the colors would look on skin so I swatched them on my arm. Let me just say, I love these colors they are so pretty! I don't know if you can notice (thnx camera) but some of them are very shimmery. Also, perhaps you're thinking... but Gen they aren't very pigmented! Well my friend, this palette can be used both wet or dry (your choice) so if you use a wet brush to apply this the colors will be more pigmented! 

Obviously this isn't some high quality top of the market palette but it's ten dollars and it does a pretty good job! They also have 3 other palettes with different colors that are very pretty as well.

Pros:
☆ Easy to use
☆ Very pretty colors!
☆ Dry or wet
☆ Affordable price

Cons:
☆ Sparkly (if you don't like sparkly eyeshadow) 
☆ Can be a bit messy 

Overall would I recommend this to a friend? definitely! If you don't like sparkly eyeshadow then this one may not be for you but if so then this is great! It's affordable and easy to use. 



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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

the five favorites: books

Hello again everyone! On Saturday I wrote about deciding to do five favorite things of five random somethings. So today I bring you the five favorites, featuring recent books I've been digging! Lets begin!


I just finished this book today and I gave it a four out of five. It was such a short book too, only 64 pages! It's a short novella written by the same author who wrote Gone Girl. I picked this small book up because it was on sale and I ended up really liking it. 

What it's about: A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in.













I don't know if you guys have heard of Lovely Complex but when I was younger I saw the anime and fell in love and since then it's been my favorite anime. Recently i've been wanting to read the manga and I own the first so I read the second one online and it was just as great as I expected!

What it's about: Risa and Otani are always being laughed at as the comedy duo. Risa, a girl, is taller than the average girl, and Otani, a boy, is shorter than the average boy. The two are always bickering and even their teacher sees them as a comedy act. But as their friendship develops, so do Risa's feelings toward Otani.








Okay so yeah, i'm totally late on this but I'll definitely finish this one soon! I love the Divergent trilogy and this addition was just perfect so hopefully i'll be able to finish this one soon, it's very short!

What it's about: Four: A Divergent Collection is a collection of five short stories from the Divergent trilogy, told from Tobias Eaton's perspective, and written by Veronica Roth. 














Ao No Exorcist is another one of my favorite animes so I went ahead and decided to read the mangas and I finished volume too sometime last month maybe and as expected I loved it! 

You can watch the anime online it's pretty easy to find, you can also read the manga online although usually I like to buy them (online for cheap) because they're just so beautiful!

What it's about: Ao no Exorcist follows Rin Okumura who appears to be an ordinary, somewhat troublesome teenager—that is until one day he is ambushed by demons. His world turns upside down when he discovers that he is in fact the very son of Satan and that his demon father wishes for him to return so they can conquer Assiah together. Not wanting to join the king of Gehenna, Rin decides to begin training to become an exorcist so that he can fight to defend Assiah alongside his brother Yukio.






So I actually started this (small) book in Janurary and still haven't finished it thanks to school, but i'm half way done and I'm really liking it. It was recommended to me by my best friend who said she really loved it! 

There is actually a movie out for The Giver, but I heard very bad reviews for it. I plan on watching it after I finish the book. There are more books after this one, it's a quartet.

What it's about: The Giver is a 1993 American young-adult dystopian novel by Lois Lowry. It is set in a society which at first appears as a utopian society but is revealed to be a dystopian one as the story progresses.














Have you read any of these books? Comment below! I'm really excited to finish and continue some of these, I have so many books i've gotten at thrift shops. How can I resist? Perhaps a book haul will be coming soon.. see you then!




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Saturday, February 20, 2016

THE FIVE FAVORITES: MOVIES/TV

Hello everyone! So while sitting in the library studying for my upcoming cognition exam I decided to do five posts of five favorites of something. I know, I probably don't make sense but bare with me. So today I wanted to share with you guys five favorite movies or tv shows that I have been enjoying recently. Lets begin!


I love Korean dramas, they are the absolute best! I started watching this one recently on Netflix but if you don't have Netflix then you can just watch it on Drama Fever. There are 20 episodes and it's only 1 season but it's hilarious! If you've never seen a Korean drama you should definitely give it a try.


My title font is a little to perky for this. This is a new documentary on Netflix of an ongoing case of a man that was accused of a crime he did not commit only to later find himself in the same position again. It's a ten episode series. This short series will make you sad and angry and so much more. I found that it gave me a different look at how things work on the inside.

One of my favorite types of movies is historical romances, that is the only type of romance I do. I watched the 1999 version of Mansfield Park on Netflix not too long ago and I really enjoyed it! It's based off Jane Austen's book.

This movie is about a girl who was born into a poor family who is sent away to live with her wealthy uncle and other interesting characters and only one person treats her right. Later on you meet more characters who change the story.

This is such a great movie that I would definitely consider watching again!











This anime is one of the most hilarious anime's I have seen in a while! There is only one season out with twelve episodes. You can watch it on Anime Season or Hulu. It's ridiculous and stupid but so hilarious and I love it!


Finally, we have Scream Queens! I watched this one on Hulu and I loved it! It's from the same creators of American Horror Story which is another one of my favorites, and Glee. There is only one season out so watch it quickly before the next comes out! The comedy is so great, it's just so addicting to watch.

Do you watch or have seen any of these? Comment below what are your current favorites! I hope you all have a wonderful day and look forward to my next five favorites!


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Monday, February 15, 2016

nice things from: mixxmix

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share somethings with you for this months Nice Things From. This time featuring a shop I found online recently called Mixx Mix. It's a Korean shop that has a ton of cute things so lets begin!







I was so happy to find this shop because they have so many cute items and the prices aren't too bad! On my college girl budget I'd prefer cheaper but that's alright! The most expensive item I showed were the pumps which were 44 bucks, not too bad! Did you like any of the items I showed? Comment below! I hope you all have a wonderful day! 


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Friday, January 29, 2016

a mix for you // January


Hello everyone! I decided to make a short little playlist for you all of the songs that I have been listening to lately. I love sharing music with other people and having them share music with me so if you have some recommendations please leave them below! This playlist has a little bit of everything, just the way I like it. 



I usually make playlists on 8tracks which you can view here, but this time I decided to go for Spotify since on 8tracks you have limited skipping and I see a lot of people have Spotify. Can I just say, I love Spotify it's great! But anyways, I hope you all have a great day/night! Comment any songs you've been listening to lately! 

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Review: Etude House - Dear Darling Tint

Hello everyone! How's it going? I hope everyones having fun these days! I just started my last semester of my Sophomore year in college, wish me luck!

Today I bring you a review of one of the Etude House products called Dear Darling Tint. I've always wanted to try something from Etude House and recently on Amazon I found this lip tint and it was pretty cheap so I went ahead and bought it. I got the lip tint in the shade Vampire Red. You can buy this tint on their website or an Amazon like I did. They have three other shades on their website.


I paid $4.90 on Amazon with free shipping. It also came with three free samples. Shipping was much faster than I expected which was great!




The consistency is like water and like the picture shows, it does stain.


So when I applied it it was nice, water like, smelled like grapes, and to my surprise it actually looks good in the photo! but in person i don't like it quite that much. BUT, I won't complain for that price!

I decided to see how it would look like on my sister since she has much lighter lips than I do and this is how it came out


I have to say, it looks much better on her! It stains rather quickly so at first I messed up on myself and I was like "ahhh!" because it wasn't coming off, so I wiped it with cocoa butter and tada! 

Pros:
☆ Nice color (especially if you have light lips)
☆ Stayed on around 2-3 hours 
☆ Doesn't smell bad, smells like grapes!
☆ It doesn't feel cakey/heavy

Cons:
☆ Doesn't stay on my top lip much 
☆ Lips looked a little too dry (but that could be fixed by exfoliating) 


After I tried this lip tint I decided to try the samples they gave me, I tried two of the three they gave me and I love them! I tried the TonyMoly Tomatox Massing Mask and after I washed it off my skin felt and looked great. I then tried the TonyMoly Brightening Peeling Gel and that one definitely brightened up my skin like it said! I'm planning on buying both of those!

Now, after trying this out I asked myself was this worth it and will I buy it again? The answer is yes this was worth it! Because $4.90 isn't bad! But, will I buy it again? No, I probably won't be buying this product again but for now i'll definitely keep using it until it's gone. 


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