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Saturday, May 14, 2016

THE AM AND PM ROUTINE TAG


Hello everyone! I saw this tag around and I thought it would be fun to do so lets begin! Send me a link down below if you have done this tag before, i'd love to read it!

AM

01 // Whats your morning beauty routine?
This depends on whether or not i'm in school. At the moment i'm on my summer break, so my routine consists of washing my face with my African Black Soap and then moisturizing my face with Aveeno Smart Essentials moisturizer. When i'm at school I do the same thing but apply mascara and i'm on my way.

02 //  Whats for breakfast?
I know it's bad, but on school days I either forget to eat breakfast or am in too much of a rush to stop and eat breakfast. During break, i'll make breakfast whatever time I wake up. I like to make toast with boiled egg or just anything I see.

03 // Coffee or tea?
I prefer tea over coffee, but I don't drink either of these in the morning. I drink water which is usually beside my bed.

04 // How long does it take you to get out the door?
I don't take long at all especially when I have classes, probably a max of 30 mins because of sleep. I prep everything like outfit and my bag the day before. If I have nothing to do that day, there's no getting me up.

05 // What is your go to makeup on a fuss free morning?
I don't really wear makeup honestly. I never know what i'm doing, I usually just go for mascara and on some days lipstick but that's about it.

PM

06 // What is your evening beauty routine?
I usually wash my face again with my African Black Soap and if i'm wearing mascara i'll take that off with my Aveeno moisturizer or lately i've been using coconut oil.

07 // Snack time! What in the bowl?
As much as i'd like to say something healthy, most of the time it's not. I'm working on it! Honestly, it's usually something pretty sweet.

08 // How do you wind down and prep before bed?
Before bed I like to clean up whatever mess I made throughout the day like clothes on my bed etc. I pick out my outfit for the next day if i'm going somewhere or have classes and I pack up my back if I have classes. I like to fix up my bed for bed and crawl in with my laptop or a book.

09 // Cozy up! What are you wearing to sleep?
I go for a comfy tshirt and usually basketball shorts or just comfy pj shorts. Sometimes just a big tshirt because i'm always hot and then I can't sleep.

10 // What are some things you must do before hitting the hay?
Like I said before, I have to choose my outfit and pack my bag. If I don't do this the night before, I feel disoriented and disorganized the next day.

Have you done this tag? Link it below if you have! What does your routine look like?

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

A PEEK INTO MY LIFE (APRIL)

Hello everyone! Here is this months little video for April. Hopefully this summer I will be able to use my camera more and have better footage. April was a pretty fun month, the best thing was my trip to Wahsington, D.C. which I actually made a post about (here). 

   

I'm finally on summer break and officially a Junior in University! Little by little becoming an adult and honestly it's kind of scary, wish me luck. But anyways, I hope you enjoy the video, many more to come! Have a wonderful day and watch out for my next post! 

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

my trip to washington, d.c.


Hello everyone! Recently I took a trip to Washington, D.C. and I was soooo excited! I had never been so this was a first for me. I wanted to share with you some photos I took!



Lincoln Memorial 

Lincoln Memorial (I ran up the stairs because we were in a rush and snapped this quickly) 



Holocaust Museum
Arlington National National Cemetry 


Best mac n cheese i've ever had in my life! (corner bakery cafe)



Washington, D.C. was incredibly beautiful and I can't wait until i'm able to take a trip back there again.


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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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