Friday, June 27, 2014

Random Picture to Pass the Time

I haven't done a post in quite a while, and being about 700+ miles away from home, there's a limited amount I can do. So I'm sorry that I don't have much, but enjoy crappy quality picture of these ducklings I took! How cute! I promise there will be something good coming up. See you soon!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Movie Review #2

Time for another movie review! No spoilers I promise.

22 Jump Street: This is my first R-rated movie in the theater. I absolutely loved it too. It was so funny, and for the most part not trashy at all. If it's your first R movie, it's a good one. The actors are great at playing those roles too. You don't have to see 21 Jump Street to understand 22, but I'd highly recommend it just because it is so funny. I gave it an 8.5 out of 10.

The Amazing Spider Man 2: This movie was both awesome and not so good. I will continue to love Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, but I wasn't crazy about the plot of the movie. I read some other reviews and I agree that they should have kept it with one villain. And a lot of scenes from the trailer aren't actually in the movie, which I wish was different. But overall I love the action and of course I'm a geek when it comes to Marvel Movies. I gave it a 6 out of 10.

Have any movies to suggest? Comment below!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day!

Father's Day is always a special time for my family because we get to relax and celebrate dad's everywhere, as well as my Grandpa that passed away, and my other Grandpa that is alive and well. Even if you don't have a Dad, I feel like a relationship with someone who can be a father figure is really important, because there just isn't anything like it. I know that some of my favorite moments are when my dad and I are alone and we just talk about anything. Thanks for being there for all the tears and laughs and whatever random mood I'll be in! Love you!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Packing for a Road-Trip

Tomorrow I am headed for a 26-28 (all together) hour road trip, and as fun as that sounds (haha sarcasm) I am think I'm ready to beat the boredom, especially since it's mostly on highways. Here's what I'm bringing from food to fun to clothing!

SO pretty much I'm just listing what I'm bringing;
Skinny Pop, low fat Cheez-It's, granola, grapes and cheese, fruit snacks, peanut butter rice cakes, and some peanut M&M's. Bringing a cooler is a great idea, because it truly does stay cold and it's pretty easy to pack and stuff in the car. I tried to keep things relatively healthy, but I will never leave out the peanut M&M's.

Car items:


I mostly wanted things that would take a long time to do, so I brought some summer homework (Ew), a new book, some movies on my iPad, my phone and headphones for some music, a pillow pet for sleeping, and some magazines. Just some normal past-time items, but it should keep me occupied. I'm keeping it all in the best bag in the world, a mid-sized Vera Bradley bag. (The peanut M&M's needed to be in the picture). 


More is less when it comes to traveling anywhere. I'm using a tinted moisturizer versus a foundation, chubby sticks that double as a balm, and some face sunscreen that is also moisturizing and tinted. Otherwise, everything is part of a normal makeup routine. I keep this in another Vera Bradley item, their makeup bag which is a good one because it's big enough to carry shampoo bottles and has the plastic lining. If I would say the single most important thing, ALWAYS use a plastic bag or a bag with a lining for makeup and liquids because they will spill at some point in your life. 


I have an even amount of cute everyday clothes for out of the car and comfy clothes to wear in the car and laying around, plus a Lulu jacket. And of course, I have some giant sunglasses that's great for in and out of the car. I think always go more comfy than cute for car rides. Nobody is really going to see you. Always pack extra underwear too. You never know...

Well how about those quickly taken pictures (because I had to put everything in the suitcase pretty fast) Anyways hope this helps if you're going on any trip! See you soon!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

I'm Free! (And a Closet Update)

Ready... I'm done with finals and junior year!! I'm seriously so excited for the summer. It was a super tough year and a lot happened, and I'm so glad it's over. I might be posting a little less because of the traveling I'm doing, which I will also talk about later, but I'm still going to try as hard as I can. Anyways now that I have the time I'm doing some closet cleaning! 

Summer is a great time to look at your closet and see what really should go. I split everything up. One pile of sports bras and camisoles that are too small, one pile of things I'm going to donate, and one pile of things that I just need to get rid of because they are too trashed to donate. Sadly, the white shirt is something I'm really getting rid of because there is a 4 inch rip that isn't really shown. I love that shirt but it happens. If you are cleaning out you closet, one of the biggest things I can suggest is ask yourself "Am I ever going to wear this again" and be completely honest. I think there's always a sentimental feeling, so it's hard to part with pieces, and the guilt if you have only worn something twice, but the best thing is to be honest. And if you're donating, there will always be a good feeling that you're giving it to someone who needs it. That's all I have for now but expect a Topshop haul soon! I now have room to put everything in my closet :) 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

May Favorites!

Time for another May favorites! Why I took pictures of them on my fuzzy chair, I don't know :). Anyway, like always, just click a link below to see where to buy something! Hope you enjoy and happy summer!

Last Month:
Last month I mentioned I would review the Nars sheer matte foundation and the Stila liquid liner. Both of them I enjoyed a lot, and I wear the Nars foundation every day. The color Santa Fe is a little dark for me, but I'm going to be spending a lot of time in the sun so that shouldn't be a problem soon. Otherwise I just use a bit of bronzer on my neck to even it out. The Stila liner is great, a nice opaque black. Being waterproof, it's a harder to smudge than a non waterproof liner, but it stays put all day which is a blessing for the humid summer. Overall, I'd recommend both of them!

Enjoy Hair Mask: My hair did not take bleaching very well, and it has become so dry. This mask helps put a lot of hydration back into the ends. I usually put it on the ends, tie in a bun, leave it in for 20 minutes then rinse it out and do my normal shampoo and conditioner. Although it's pricey, I notice a big difference in my hair after I use it.

Real Techniques Starter Kit: I'm sure a lot of you have heard of these brushes but if you haven't I highly, and I mean highly recommend them. They are relatively cheap but a super nice quality. They are soft, really easy to clean, synthetic, and overall just super awesome brushes. I use them for different applications then they are meant for, and they work just as well too. Beginner to pro, they are really awesome. 

Tarte Lip Tints: I've had one of these for a while and I fell in love with it, but I stopped using it. Then, I found a coupon for these in 17 magazine, bought way to many, and fell in love with them again! They are buildable, gorgeous colors, very hydrating, and overall a great chubby lip pencil. They last a long time too. Pictured are my three favorites I just bought and my older (but not too old I promise) red one. 

Fresh Lip Polish: This is more of a winter product, but I'm finding I'm still using it. It is basically a scrub for the lips, and it helps to take off all the peeling dead skin so lipsticks and balms can go on much smoother without those annoying creases. It's amazing for those who have dry lips. It's full of brown sugar, and that is also what it smells like so there aren't any vile chemical smells. A great travel item too, it's really a wonderful product.

Julep Nail Polishes in Harriet and Liz: These are cute polishes for summer. Julep is a great brand too. I have extremely brittle nails that peel all the time to the point where gel nail polishes would only last a week. Julep polishes, although more expensive than drug store brands, stays on for so long without chipping. I just put 2 layers and a top coat, and besides the tiny chips at the tip of my nails, they stay like steel for a solid week. 

Aromafloria Bath Salts: If you want to feel like you just stepped into the spa, this is for you. It smells so, so, so, so, so good, and it lasts the entire duration of your bath. Not too expensive for how much you get either. I mentioned them before in my Ulta haul, so if you want a little more info head there. 

Pens?: Yup. Pens! These Vera Bradley Pens (which are on sale right now!) are such a cute gift and they are much more fun to write with than simple Bic pens. 

Since that was a ton of stuff this month I don't really have anything for next month. Comment if you want to see a review on something though!