Helllooooo GlamMies! What's Crackin? It's currently midnight, and I am running low on sleep, hence my hyper state of mind. Today was the last day of June. Can you believe it? It seems like this summer is just going by way too fast.
The first product I've been oh so obsessed with is the Rocket Volume mascara. There are not enough great things to say about this mascara. It works so well on my eyelashes, and I've experienced less breakage with this mascara than I have with any other. Which, btw, did you know a bad mascara can damage your eyelashes? Keep that in mind when trying out new products.
Pro: Works well, stays on, less breakage.
Con: A little hard to remove even with a good makeup remover.
My next favorite would be the NYC BB creme 5 in 1. This product fell right out of heaven. This cuts the time it takes for me to complete my makeup routine in half. While this creme provides optimal coverage for my skin, it also hydrates and makes my skin feel so soft. One thing I recommend when buying this product, which should be a no brainer, but make sure to get the right tone for you. I accidentally got a shade too dark, and had to go back and get the right one, because it's really pigmented.
Pro: great coverage, hydrates your skin
Con: sometimes streaks if your wearing while working out, etc.
The next favorite I have is my Rock Your Hair Miracle Leave In Conditioner. This has really helped my hair a lot. My hair in the summertime ends up dry, and frizzy. But, with this conditioner, my hair is soft, silky and sleek even on the hottest days. I use this, along with a moroccan oil spray. I put 2 sprays in my hair, one at the roots, and one at the ends, and it works wonderfully. I'd encourage you to try it.
Pros: Protects well against frizziness.
Cons: If you apply too much, it will make your hair oily.
Here are just a few more items I've been loving this month. I hope you'll all go check them out!!
TV: Pretty Little Liars, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Modern Family
Music Artists: Sam Smith, The Neighborhood, Daughter
Songs: "Stay With Me", "Lay With Me", "Say Something", "Amsterdam"
Movies: "Devil's Pass", "The Family", "The Fault In Our Stars"
Books: "An Abundance Of Katherines", "Cage of Stars", "A Song For My Mother"
Authors: John Green!!!!
Food: Chicken Nuggets (obviously), Kale Chips,
Stores: Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, Hobby Lobby
Ya know, probably the thing I'm worst at in terms of vlogging is being motivated enough to film a makeup tutorial. I have to set up all my makeup, step by step break down how I prepare my face on camera, edit the film, then, go back and explain it on VoiceOver. That's what I am worst at. I get ahead of myself, and have to start over a lot. But, their my favorite videos to watch. I love watching them, and I enjoy making them honestly- I'm just bad at it... Ya feel?
But, today I say down to make the first of many tutorial to come up over the next few weeks, and I have to admit something- it was actually a lot of fun and I felt confident. This routine was so simple since it was for summer. I loved showing off my new BB Crème, so if you'd like to see a review, it'll be up shortly. Any who, I guess I'm branching out and finding what I like best. That's not a bad thing, either. I guess, practice makes perfect. Makeup looks are an ever changing thing, and I guess my desire to film makeup looks is an ever changing thing as well. Funny how that works out.
Don't forget to change the world around you.
Hello all you lovely readers! How are you all doing today? It is currently 1:08am where I am, and I'm getting ready to catch some zzzz's. But, I wanted to remind you all to go check out my YouTube channel. I will pay you in love and cookies if you check it out :) It would mean so much to me!
I hope you all enjoy the videos, because I ENJOY making them so much! There will be a new video up Wednesday, and one Friday. There will also be a 'real' blog post tomorrow :)
Thank you, lovelies!
Hey, GlamMies!! How are we doing today?? Are you enjoying your summer weather? I know it's been so super duper warm here, and the sun has been out everyday. I've enjoyed spending time out in the sun getting my tan on (not really. I'm still pale. ugh). Ahh, yes, summer is my favorite time of year. It's so beautiful, and warm, and I'm so very thankful for summer.
But, with summer comes different skin struggles. I know in the summer, my skin is more oily and red throughout the day. What works for me in the winter, doesn't always work for me in the summer. It's important to change our skin care routine to adapt to our ever-changing skin!
I've grown to love face scrubs and exfoliating masks. I have been avid about the Biore charcoal scrub, and I really love the way it feels on my skin. But, when I went to my local drugstore to pick some more up, THEY WERE OUT. I know, how do they have the audacity to be out of MY face scrub? (BTW, totally kidding- I wasn't mad) Any who, I had to adapt and overcome. out of the corner of my eye, I saw this gem, and decided to give it a try- The Garnier Blackhead-eliminating Charcoal Facial scrub.
I have to say, this scrub really surprised me. I know Garnier is a good brand, I've used their moisture renewal cream for years, but I've had bad luck with their scrubs. But, this charcoal scrub works really well on my skin. It is coarse enough to feel like it's really getting down into your pores, but not coarse enough to hurt and damage your skin. I will say, it says may cause a light tingling feeling, and for me, it was more of an ice cold feeling, but it didn't hurt, just felt really cold. When I rinsed it off, my skin felt so smooth and soft. I was really pleased with this. I will remind you- it is always a good idea to moisturize after a scrub, because they do dry your skiing out.
I hope you guys will have just as good of an experience with this as I had, it was so worth trying. It retails in my area for about $8, and it works really well for being that cheap.
Check out my full skin care routine right here:
I'm literally in tears as I write this. I had my graduation party last night, and it finally hit me... I am finished with school. For years I waited for this- I worked for this. And, now, 12 years, countless exams, too many late nights, and many, many ups and downs later, I am finally done with school.
WHAT AM I GONNA DO? WHAT DO I WANNA BE? WHO AM I? WHAT? WHAT? WHAT?
Okay, breathe. Graduating is scary- lets be real. I mean, our entire lives as we know them are about to come to an abrupt halt. We have expectations of what our futures will be, but they're still scary. So, here are some tips that you can use to make the trip into early adulthood an enjoyable one.
1. Set Short term goals
Yes. I'm telling you to set short term, easy to achieve goals. This will get you excited for the near future, and can set you up for your long-term future. Set goals that you're excited about- like saving enough money for a nice computer, or for that new iPhone you wanted, or something bigger- like a car. If you're like me-moving away for school, set goals you can keep to motivate yourself to get things done for your big move, like saving for new furniture. Don't be afraid to have many things you want to do in the near future.
Ahhh. You're finally in that bittersweet state of being done with school. Whether you're going to college, taking a year off, or heading straight into the workforce, your future plans may scare you a little. That's okay. Change often strikes fear, and that's okay. One tip I can share with you is this- take time for yourself. You will never have a more perfect time to discover what you want. For me, I'm looking forward to traveling. I love the idea of going to a far off land and finding myself. I may find myself on the beach in SoCal, or in a quaint coffee shop in London, or maybe I'll find myself walking along the green hills of Ireland, maybe under the warmth of the African sky. Or, maybe, I'll find myself in all of these places, all for different reasons. Wherever you go- make sure to find yourself.
3. Set Long Term Goals
Yes, we already covered setting short term goals. But, it is equally important to set long term goals. One thing I like to do is set up a five, ten, and 15 year lineup for myself. I come up with 5 things I want to have completed in 5 years, 5 more things I want to have completed in 10 years, and another 5 things I want to have done in 15 years. This helps me stay vision-focused, and it makes it easier for me to see what I want in the next chapter of my life. The only thing with this mindset, is you have to make sure you allow yourself room to change and grow. Unexpected things always come up, so learn to expect them, and you can tackle anything.
4. Figure Out what YOU want
We all have voices in our ears that tell us what we want. They try to tell us which profession to follow, which school to go to. A lot of times, students who choose not to go to college are afraid to tell their family and friends out of fear of what they'll say. But, I will admit, college is not for everyone. Neither is jumping into the work force, or taking a gap year. There is no 'right' way to do life, I feel. What works for me, might not work for you. What works for you, might not work for me. While advice is always welcome, sometimes loved ones can go a little overboard. I know they mean well, but it's as if they aren't completely happy with their decisions, and want to guard you from them. Maybe they want you to make more money, or they don't want you to have to work as hard. For whatever reason, people are quick to say what they want you to do and don't do. So, take this time and figure out what you'd like. What interests are you going to pursue? What career do you want? What are you passionate about? This is the time when you can find out who you are, and what you want.
No matter what you decide to do with this next chapter in your life, I hope you find where you're supposed to go, what your supposed to do, and who you're supposed to be. And no matter what, I hope you end up happy.