NYE EDIT
Christmas has come and gone which means that 2016 is getting ready to follow in it's footsteps. If you ask me, new years are far better gift givers than Santa Clause could ever be. A new year brings things far more valuable than any material good. They bring us new beginnings, adventures, experiences, and so much more. I absolutely love the beginning of a new year and while I'm sad to see 2016 go, I'm ecstatic for what 2017 will bring. 
Sentiments aside, I think that one of my absolute favorite part of ringing in the new year is the parties. Granted that probably comes from the cliché NYE parties that you see in movies, but still. You can't tell me that getting to go out dressed to the 9's to ring in the new year with loved ones doesn't sound like an amazing time. But since I don't have any special parties to go to this year (or ever), I decided to put together a few inspirational outfits that would be definite contenders if I were to venture out this New Year's Eve. 




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Style: Classy/Grunge
Key pieces: velvet, leather, and pearls.




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Style: Elegant
Key pieces: lace, leather, and faux fur. 




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Style: Classic/Quirky
Key pieces: silk, faux fur, and red lips.





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Style: Edgy/Cool Girl 
Key pieces: velvet, leather, ankle boots. 





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Style: Trendy
Key pieces: all white everything. 

One day I'll be the one standing in a fancy dress, wrapped in pearls, holding a glass of champagne waiting for my steamy New Year's Eve kiss. Well, that's the dream at least. Until then it'll just be me hanging out with my best friends, drinking cheap liquor from whoever or wherever we can get it from (until we turn 21) in my basement. But hey, at least I have something to work for. Until next time. 

All the love.




CHEERS TO THE NEW YEAR

NYE EDIT
Christmas has come and gone which means that 2016 is getting ready to follow in it's footsteps. If you ask me, new years are far better gift givers than Santa Clause could ever be. A new year brings things far more valuable than any material good. They bring us new beginnings, adventures, experiences, and so much more. I absolutely love the beginning of a new year and while I'm sad to see 2016 go, I'm ecstatic for what 2017 will bring. 
Sentiments aside, I think that one of my absolute favorite part of ringing in the new year is the parties. Granted that probably comes from the cliché NYE parties that you see in movies, but still. You can't tell me that getting to go out dressed to the 9's to ring in the new year with loved ones doesn't sound like an amazing time. But since I don't have any special parties to go to this year (or ever), I decided to put together a few inspirational outfits that would be definite contenders if I were to venture out this New Year's Eve. 




Untitled #593
Style: Classy/Grunge
Key pieces: velvet, leather, and pearls.




Untitled #594
Style: Elegant
Key pieces: lace, leather, and faux fur. 




Untitled #595
Style: Classic/Quirky
Key pieces: silk, faux fur, and red lips.





Untitled #596
Style: Edgy/Cool Girl 
Key pieces: velvet, leather, ankle boots. 





Untitled #597
Style: Trendy
Key pieces: all white everything. 

One day I'll be the one standing in a fancy dress, wrapped in pearls, holding a glass of champagne waiting for my steamy New Year's Eve kiss. Well, that's the dream at least. Until then it'll just be me hanging out with my best friends, drinking cheap liquor from whoever or wherever we can get it from (until we turn 21) in my basement. But hey, at least I have something to work for. Until next time. 

All the love.





Life's hectic and my makeup bag has hit an all time low. What with graduating and getting ready for college in the fall (read: dorm shopping and trips to Indy for orientation), I've been neglecting my makeup collection and have let many of the products in my collection run dangerously low. But with things dying down I plan on re-stocking very soon, and what better time to check out some new products than when I actually need them. Some of these products I've tested and loved, and others are completely new to me and I can't wait to get my hand on them! Click the links below to check out the beauty products I'm currently coveting.

1. BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($38)
2. Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub ($10)
3. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation ($45)
4. Glossier Boy Brow ($16)
5. Alima Pure Pressed Foundation with Rosehip Antioxidant Complex ($34)
6. Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask ($26)
7. Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer ($30)
8. BECCA Ombré Nudes Eye Palette ($40)
9. Too Face Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Fig and Peony ($21 each)
10. The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder Pore Vanishing Stick ($28)
11. L'Oréal Infalliable Makeup Extender Setting Spray ($17)

Let me know if you've tried any of these products or if there are any other products that you guys think I should try out. Until next time...

All the love.


CURRENT BEAUTY WISH LIST


Life's hectic and my makeup bag has hit an all time low. What with graduating and getting ready for college in the fall (read: dorm shopping and trips to Indy for orientation), I've been neglecting my makeup collection and have let many of the products in my collection run dangerously low. But with things dying down I plan on re-stocking very soon, and what better time to check out some new products than when I actually need them. Some of these products I've tested and loved, and others are completely new to me and I can't wait to get my hand on them! Click the links below to check out the beauty products I'm currently coveting.

1. BECCA Backlight Priming Filter ($38)
2. Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub ($10)
3. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation ($45)
4. Glossier Boy Brow ($16)
5. Alima Pure Pressed Foundation with Rosehip Antioxidant Complex ($34)
6. Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask ($26)
7. Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer ($30)
8. BECCA Ombré Nudes Eye Palette ($40)
9. Too Face Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Fig and Peony ($21 each)
10. The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder Pore Vanishing Stick ($28)
11. L'Oréal Infalliable Makeup Extender Setting Spray ($17)

Let me know if you've tried any of these products or if there are any other products that you guys think I should try out. Until next time...

All the love.


So if you couldn't tell by the title of this post, this is the first post in my College Series. This is just a quick timeline of things you should do leading up to college, starting with the beginning of high school and ending with the summer right before your freshman year. Remember that this is not, by far, all that you have to do. Everyone's experiences are different and these are just some of the major and more universal things that need to be done.


BEGINNING OF HIGH SCHOOL
 Start building a good high school profile - grades, extracurriculars, etc.
 Take classes that help you figure out what you like to do and what could be a possible career path. 
 Start taking college prep classes aka AP classes, courses through local college, etc.

JUNIOR YEAR
 Start looking at colleges and taking tours of campuses.
 Narrow down possible career paths (and take classes accordingly).
 Take respective college entry exams - ACT, SAT, etc.
 APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!

BEGINNING / MIDDLE OF SENIOR YEAR
 Start filling out the CommonApp/applications for colleges that don't accept the CommonApp. 
     - Be conscious of deadlines. Early action and early decision apps are usually due around this time       
       while regular decision applications are typically due later on in the year. 
 Start narrowing down college selections and make sure to tour each of your top choices. 
 Attend a financial aid meeting (example: how to fill out the FAFSA)
 APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!

MIDDLE / END SENIOR YEAR
 Fill out FAFSA - remember first come, first serve so don't procrastinate!
 Finalize college decision and send final transcripts and any other necessary documents. 
 Pay enrollment deposit and any other fees/deposits. 
 Keep up on grades, fulfill graduation requirements, and graduate!
 APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!

AFTER GRADUATION
 Attend your college's orientation session. 
 Register for classes.
 Complete any necessary enrollment papers.
 KEEP APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!


I hope this helps give you some direction or sense of organization. I know I could have used a little bit more of both of those things on my journey to college. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some scholarships to apply for ;)


All the love.




COLLEGE PREP TIMELINE

So if you couldn't tell by the title of this post, this is the first post in my College Series. This is just a quick timeline of things you should do leading up to college, starting with the beginning of high school and ending with the summer right before your freshman year. Remember that this is not, by far, all that you have to do. Everyone's experiences are different and these are just some of the major and more universal things that need to be done.


BEGINNING OF HIGH SCHOOL
 Start building a good high school profile - grades, extracurriculars, etc.
 Take classes that help you figure out what you like to do and what could be a possible career path. 
 Start taking college prep classes aka AP classes, courses through local college, etc.

JUNIOR YEAR
 Start looking at colleges and taking tours of campuses.
 Narrow down possible career paths (and take classes accordingly).
 Take respective college entry exams - ACT, SAT, etc.
 APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!

BEGINNING / MIDDLE OF SENIOR YEAR
 Start filling out the CommonApp/applications for colleges that don't accept the CommonApp. 
     - Be conscious of deadlines. Early action and early decision apps are usually due around this time       
       while regular decision applications are typically due later on in the year. 
 Start narrowing down college selections and make sure to tour each of your top choices. 
 Attend a financial aid meeting (example: how to fill out the FAFSA)
 APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!

MIDDLE / END SENIOR YEAR
 Fill out FAFSA - remember first come, first serve so don't procrastinate!
 Finalize college decision and send final transcripts and any other necessary documents. 
 Pay enrollment deposit and any other fees/deposits. 
 Keep up on grades, fulfill graduation requirements, and graduate!
 APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!

AFTER GRADUATION
 Attend your college's orientation session. 
 Register for classes.
 Complete any necessary enrollment papers.
 KEEP APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!


I hope this helps give you some direction or sense of organization. I know I could have used a little bit more of both of those things on my journey to college. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some scholarships to apply for ;)


All the love.






Today marks a very important benchmark in my high school career because as of today, I only have one month left of high school. I have finally reached the home stretch and I can taste the freedom from the hell that is high school. And considering senioritis is REAL and has been in full swing since, well honestly, probably the end of my junior year, I can already tell that this last month is going to be rough (and I don't even want to think about AP testing starting next week).

Now if I'm going to be completely honest, the thought of graduating has me ecstatic, but also completely terrified. The secondary education system is all I've really ever known so the thought of moving on to college and having so much freedom is scary. Not to mention that I have absolutely zero clue on how to adult. But I've always loved the idea of being independent and getting to do all the typical college things like finding a roommate and going shopping for dorm stuff. And I think it's safe to say that I am 100% to start the next step in my life, and I want you guys to join me.

I've decided to start a series deemed "The College Series" (creative, I know) which will consist of posts and videos about my college preparations. And with this series I hope to help soon to be college freshman like myself as well as soon to be high school seniors who are just starting their college journey. Keep in mind that I barely know anything and this will be me simply sharing my journey as a source of inspiration and maybe a little bit of guidance because I know I could've used more than I had. And with that being said, I'll see you at the next installation of The College Series.

All the love.



THE COLLEGE SERIES



Today marks a very important benchmark in my high school career because as of today, I only have one month left of high school. I have finally reached the home stretch and I can taste the freedom from the hell that is high school. And considering senioritis is REAL and has been in full swing since, well honestly, probably the end of my junior year, I can already tell that this last month is going to be rough (and I don't even want to think about AP testing starting next week).

Now if I'm going to be completely honest, the thought of graduating has me ecstatic, but also completely terrified. The secondary education system is all I've really ever known so the thought of moving on to college and having so much freedom is scary. Not to mention that I have absolutely zero clue on how to adult. But I've always loved the idea of being independent and getting to do all the typical college things like finding a roommate and going shopping for dorm stuff. And I think it's safe to say that I am 100% to start the next step in my life, and I want you guys to join me.

I've decided to start a series deemed "The College Series" (creative, I know) which will consist of posts and videos about my college preparations. And with this series I hope to help soon to be college freshman like myself as well as soon to be high school seniors who are just starting their college journey. Keep in mind that I barely know anything and this will be me simply sharing my journey as a source of inspiration and maybe a little bit of guidance because I know I could've used more than I had. And with that being said, I'll see you at the next installation of The College Series.

All the love.




Hey babes! Today I have something that I've never done on here before but hope to do a lot more of, that's right I'm talking about DIYs. Lately I've been watching a variety of YouTube videos that have me itching to redecorate my room. This posed a problem at first considering I'm a broke high school student, then I remembered that I am an able bodied person that loves to get crafty. And that my friends, is exactly what I've been doing and what I'll be showing you how to do. And for my first DIY post we will be making mock terrariums. So enough with introduction, its time to get crafty!


For this DIY project you'll need:
 Faux succulent plant
 A container of your choice
 Sand
 Rocks/pebbles

This project is actually pretty self explanatory, but I'll still give you guys the rundown for any of you that don't know how to make a terrarium. To start off, you'll need to acquire all the materials above and any other decorations or adornments you may want in your terrarium. I found all of my supplies at the dollar store aside from the succulents in the first and third pictures. Once you've got all your supplies you put the sand in the container you chose, followed by your succulent, and finish with the rocks/decorations of your choice. Literally it's that easy! You now have a cute little terrarium that doesn't require any care, which is great if you're like me and have no trace of a green thumb.


If you do decide to give this a go then make sure to send me pictures via Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter or drop a comment down below to let me know how they turned out. Until next time.

All the love.


DIY FAUX TERRARIUMS


Hey babes! Today I have something that I've never done on here before but hope to do a lot more of, that's right I'm talking about DIYs. Lately I've been watching a variety of YouTube videos that have me itching to redecorate my room. This posed a problem at first considering I'm a broke high school student, then I remembered that I am an able bodied person that loves to get crafty. And that my friends, is exactly what I've been doing and what I'll be showing you how to do. And for my first DIY post we will be making mock terrariums. So enough with introduction, its time to get crafty!


For this DIY project you'll need:
 Faux succulent plant
 A container of your choice
 Sand
 Rocks/pebbles

This project is actually pretty self explanatory, but I'll still give you guys the rundown for any of you that don't know how to make a terrarium. To start off, you'll need to acquire all the materials above and any other decorations or adornments you may want in your terrarium. I found all of my supplies at the dollar store aside from the succulents in the first and third pictures. Once you've got all your supplies you put the sand in the container you chose, followed by your succulent, and finish with the rocks/decorations of your choice. Literally it's that easy! You now have a cute little terrarium that doesn't require any care, which is great if you're like me and have no trace of a green thumb.


If you do decide to give this a go then make sure to send me pictures via Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter or drop a comment down below to let me know how they turned out. Until next time.

All the love.




Hey babes, I just uploaded my FIRST EVER YouTube video (for this blog of course) and I'm super stoked! Please note that some parts of the video are slightly blurry, but I'm still new to the whole YouTube video world so cut me some slack! Anyway I hope you all enjoy and I'll see you guys soon.

All the love.




EVERYDAY BROWN LIP // VIDEO



Hey babes, I just uploaded my FIRST EVER YouTube video (for this blog of course) and I'm super stoked! Please note that some parts of the video are slightly blurry, but I'm still new to the whole YouTube video world so cut me some slack! Anyway I hope you all enjoy and I'll see you guys soon.

All the love.




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