Sunday, November 22, 2015

What’s on My iPhone

Hi Everyone,

I love watching what’s on my phone videos on YouTube and thought it would be a great post and a way for y’all to get a look in at who I am and how I function.

The Phone

I currently have an iPhone 6, my case is from Agent18.

The Lock Screen

Currently I have a picture of my grandpa, aka my best friend, and myself from over the summer.

The Home Screen

The background picture is of a sunset in Costa Rica that I took when I visited the country back in 2008. I’m a person that has to have everything organized in my phone so all of the apps are in groups.

The Dock

Phone, Messages, WhatsApp, Safari


Weather, iTunes Store, Clock, Maps, Settings, App Store

Fun Times

Facetime, Music, NHL, YouTube, AHL


Photos, Camera+, Instagram, Aviary, BeFunky, InstaCollage, VSCO, Camera, Google Photos


Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Snapchat


Meijer, FirstMerit, Walmart, Walgreens, Cartwheel


Checkout51, Snap, Ibotta, MobiSave, Coupons, Shopmium, SavingStar, Shopkick, Krazy Coupon Lady


Compass, Tips, Voice Memos, Contracts, Watch, Game Center, Podcasts

Extras 2 

Health, Wallet, iBooks, Stocks, Reminders, Notes, Videos, Calendar, News, Mail, Calculator, Influenster, Pink Nation, Blogger, Find iPhone, Find Friends, Kohl’s


STEP, EyeEm, Tadaa, Vine, Tinder, Dropbox, Angry Birds 2

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

October Favorites

1. Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick

The formula on these Lipsticks is creamy and they smell delectable. It is long wearing, I wore the shade reckless for nearly four hours at a hockey game and it still looked great after all the yelling I did. After the main product wears off it leaves a stain on the lips that doesn’t wear off patchy at all. $3.00 (Ulta)

2. Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette

Soft and blendable this is an inexpensive palette that leaves a more natural look on the eyes. The only disadvantage, there is no matte shades. The shades on the left are ones that I tend to use if I want a more natural makeup look for work. $4.68 (Walmart)

3. MicaBeauty Gel Eyeliner

I try not to fall completely in love with high-end brands because I really don’t want to spend the money on it over and over again. However, when I got this in my BoxyCharm back in August I couldn’t help but fall in love. I’ve never really used gel eyeliners because the ones I tried at the drugstore were never black enough or they didn’t last long enough. This one lasts for days if you don’t use makeup remover at night. It’s a dark black and it goes on pretty evenly. $35.00 (Online)

4. Girl Meets World

The 90s kid in me couldn’t help but watch this when it came out back in 2014. Shawn Hunter was one of my childhood crushes and Cory and Topanga was a love that I dreamed of. I give everyone a part of this show kudos, because it stays true to the lightheartedness and dorkiness that Boy Meets World gave my generation. It also teaches about real world problems and talks about controversial topics that are unusual for Disney to do. I’m 24 but I DVR and watch every single episode.

5. Pentatonix Deluxe Edition

Acapella music has been making its rise since Pitch Perfect came out. I love acapella music, there’s nothing more amazing than making music using the one instrument that you were born with. Pentatonix broke the barriers because they are current, pop, and young. They make old songs sound new again. This album is amazing, and I if I have a small crush on Avi Kaplan, than so what, I’m a sucker for a good bass voice.

6. Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

I’ve always said that I live my life through organized chaos. I’m not a naturally tidy person. You’ll often fine clothes and paper strewed all over my floor. I know where everything is in my room even if you can barely walk through it. Marie Kondo’s book didn’t change my life but it was an interesting read, and it got me thinking. I went through my wardrobe and got rid of over half my clothing. Only keeping the stuff I absolutely loved and that which I have to wear to work. I think this is a great read if you need some motivation to even make a small change in your life.
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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Birchbox Vs BoxyCharm

So this month I decided to get Birchbox for a couple months. I wasn’t a fan of Birchbox a couple years ago but I figured I would retry it and see what I thought. Birchbox is $10 a month and is sample or deluxe sized products, with the rare occasion of a full-sized product. Boxycharm is $21 a month and is deluxe sized or full-sized products. Each usually has five products in the box.


Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

Avène Thermal Spring Water

BioRepublic Cucumber Breeze Soothing Fiber Mask

Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara

Manna Kadar Lip Locked Priming Gloss Stain in Lucky


Beauty For Real Lip Gloss

Lord & Berry Eyeliner

Cult Cosmetics Nail Polish

Bellápierre Cosmetics Cheek and Lip Stain in Coral

Palmetto Derma Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Weekend Getaway

I feel like everyone has that one outfit they dream of for every scenario. This weekend I was able to get away from the craziness that has been my life for a little bit and I thought maybe for this blog post I could show you want my dream outfit for a weekend getaway is.

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Hots, Nots, and Everything In Between - Mascaras

I’m a makeup junkie but I’m very particular about which ones I like. I often have a quite a few open but I tend to rotate between the same four or five. So here’s my Hots and Nots and everything in between.


Maybelline Lash Sensational

This is by far my favorite drugstore mascara at the moment as you might be able to tell by the fact that there are two of them in the picture. I own both the Waterproof and the regular formula because I love both a lot. I tend to only wear the Waterproof if I know it’s going to be a long day or I know I’m going out (or if I workout). I wear the regular to work and if I’m just doing basic errands. This mascara gives me the length I’m looking for and good seperation. I think it’s natural enough to be worn during the day but still has that va-va-voom to be worn at night even without falsies.

Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal Volum’Express

This is another mascara that I own the waterproof version of. If I can say one thing about Maybelline’s waterproof mascara it’s that it is hard to take off. I tend to use coconut oil because it’s the only thing that will get it off my lashes without doing damage. I like this mascara because it gives a little more thickness (but not clumpy) to my lashes that the Lash Sensational doesn’t, and I do like that look occassionally and I especially love wearing this mascara with falsies.

Rimmel ScandalEyes Rockin’ Curves

I actually bought this when it was 40% off and as a double pack a few months back. This is a lot like the Maybelline Pumped Up but is not waterproof. This is my go-to for chilling in my car on days that I am running late and just don’t have the time to do my makeup. I wear mascara every day and having this in the car means I can put it on quickly before getting out of my car and going into work.


Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless

There’s nothing wrong with this mascara. To be honest I use it quite often for work days because it’s got a very natural look to it. It lengthens my lashes but adds no volume to it. It is also a very black mascara. This is one that I will definitely repurchase because of how often I use it for work.

Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes

I don’t love or hate this mascara. Like the Rimmel Lash Accelerator it has a natural look to it. However, it’s not as dark or lengthening as I would like. I probably wouldn’t repurchase this again but I think this is the perfect mascara for teens and people who are just getting into wearing makeup.

Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing

For some people this is their Holy Grail drugstore mascara. For me it has a nice look to it but I find that it flakes and smudges on my lower lash line. I just don’t have the patience for that. However, for the price I think it’s a decent mascara.


L’Oreal Lash Out Butterfly

I absolutely loved this mascara when I first got it. I thought it was going to be my holy grail. However, after about a month it started getting this weird smell to it and I threw it out right after I took the picture because it’s literally been sitting in my collection for a few months without me ever touching it. I get a very similar look (but better) from the Maybelline Lash Sensational and I haven’t gotten the weird smell from the Maybelline one and it’s been in use for a couple months now.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes

Once again this is a mascara some people swear by. I personally found that it didn’t do anything exciting for my lashes. For the price of this mascara I can find ones 10x as better than this for the same cost or even cheaper. It just doesn’t seem worth it to me.

Hard Candy Ginormous Lash Volumizing

Hard Candy products tend to be hit or miss (mostly miss), but this is one that takes the cake. It gives no volume or length. All it really does is darken the lashes. It is also very flaky and smudges extremely quickly on the lower lash line. I don’t know if it was just mine but it started having an off smell only two weeks after opening it.

Flower Cosmetics Extreme Measures Lengthening Mascara

Oh Drew Barrymore, how beautiful your packaging is on your products, but how off some of them can be. This is a basic mascara and I don’t think it does anything besides make the lashes look darker. I think this is a mascara that only pre-teens and teens who are wearing makeup for the first time would be interested in. Once again flakey and smudges.


Urban Decay Perversion

Urban Decay is probably my favorite high-end makeup brand. I say this as I only own  a few things from Urban Decay but I absolutely love and use everything I own by them. I’ve heard that the Subversion co-piece to this mascara is awful, and honestly mascara primers aren’t something I personally would use. This does an amazing job of lengthening my lashes; it doesn’t budge at all throughout the day. The thing I love most about it is, the darkness it gives my lashes. Seriously if you want the blackest of black lashes this is the mascara to get. I absolutely adore this mascara.

Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant

I love this makeup as an everyday makeup look. I find it dark enough that my lashes look dramatic but not too long or clumpy where it doesn’t look like a more natural look for daytime. There’s just something about this mascara and the look it gives to my lashes that I love but just can’t put into words.

So there we are those are my hots, nots, and everything in between of my mascara collection. I’m thinking of doing this for a few other types of products in my collection. Hope this helps a little if you’ve been debating a product. If I did mention a product that you love and I didn’t, then we probably have different tastes and I feel each product works different for different people.


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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Washi Page Markers

So I have a not so secret washi addiction and another not so secret addiction to reading. However, I could never find the perfect solution to mark my page in a book, especially for long periods of time, until I came across this corner page marker on Pinterest of a bunny for Easter. I couldn’t help but think to myself, hmm just imagine if you used washi instead of the bunny design. Now I will say that this is not an original idea I did go on to see if there were other people who had this oh hey moment, and sadly I’m not much of an original thinker but here’s my tutorial on how to make an easy page marker

Items Needed:
  • Washi Tape
  • Old/Used Envelope(s)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler (Optional)
  • Marker/Pen/Pencil (Optional)


Using your ruler measure the sides of the corner of an envelope at the same distance and create a mark with the writing utensil. I did one page marker at 1.5” and then 2.5” for the second page marker. You don’t have to use a ruler you can eyeball what looks to be equal lengths for both sides.

Then cut off the corner using the marked edges as a guide.

Next place the washi in strips over the envelope corner. 

Cut off excess, or you can leave a millimeter or so extra so the washi sticks together and no white shows. 

Then flip to the other side and repeat the washi process.

Now you have a cute and efficient page marker that won’t destroy your book!

It's simple and easy. I personally love using the fabric washi in my collection because it grips so much better and holds in place a little big better. Make sure to comment below and let me know if you tried it and how it turned out for you!


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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wellness VoxBox

To be completely honest I wasn't expecting to get another Influenster box, mainly because things have been so crazy I honestly haven't been on the site in over a month (that's changed now that I have internet and am steadily living at my new place). 

So when I did receive this VoxBox (I did the pre-survey assuming that I wouldn't get it) I was shocked and really happy. If you aren't familiar with Influenster it's a site where people can review products, discover new products, read articles by other Influensters. Every so often Influenster sends out boxes to chosen members for them to review. Like the one I received they are complimentary for reviewing purposes.

It helps brands generate attention. I've found a lot of products and brands I love from trying out Influenster Voxboxes. 

 So without further ado the Wellness VoxBox:

Can I just say I love how the boxes are different colors every time. I use these for random things like storage and gift boxes.

Olay Botanicals Refreshing Gel Cleanser
     $5.99 - Full Size

Attitude Color Protection Shampoo
     $9.99 - Full Size

Colgate Enamel Health Mouthwash
     $2.99 - Full Size

Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer
     $7.99 - Full Size

Attitude Green Apple & Basil Dishwashing Liquid
     $0.12 - Trial Size

Urgent RX Ache & Pain Relief To-Go Pain

I will have a review of all of the products up by the end of the week. I've already tried a couple of these products prior to receiving this VoxBox, but four of them are completely new to me. So make sure to check back in a couple days (hopefully I'll have it up on Thursday) to see my full thoughts and review on these products!

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