Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Review | Colour Pop Up and Away Lip Trio

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday to you all!  I hope you're all having a wonderful last week of October, which is just so crazy I can't even deal with it.  A week or two ago, I bought the Up and Away ColourPop trio because A) I'd never tried ColourPop and I thought it was time I did and B) it was free shipping sooo I basically had to y'all.  Since it was my first ever time trying ColourPop I thought I would do a first impressions/review for y'all, in case anyone is interested in trying the brand but is a little unsure about it.

So this set has two ultra-matte lips, Love Bug and Mama, and one satin lip, Calypso.  Love Bug is a dark, rusty red/orange, and Mama is a more orangey red.  Calypso is a dark mauvey pink, but it's not too dark so it comes off pretty natural.  The two ultra matte's are SO matte y'all I wasn't prepared, they go on your lips and they are instantly super dry.  Definitely definitely make sure you're lips aren't dry when you put these on, because that would be like disaster in the first degree.  As for the color, I definitely found that they are much much darker than they look in the bottle, which isn't bad but it did surprise me for sure.  I still need to get used to the formula of these but overall, they seem to be pretty nice and definitely worth the $6.  As for the satin one, Calypso, I wear it most often for sure.  It's just a shade or two darker than my natural lips, and the formula is much less drying (although still matte) and comes off as much more wearable to me!

So all in all, I think I would suggest these, though I still definitely need to play around with the matte ones, but I definitely like the satin one and honestly for the price these are so fun to just add some variety to my normal lip product rotation.

Well y'all that was my review, really a first impression but whatevs, of the ColourPop trio, I hope y'all liked it!  Have an absolutely wonderful day and I will talk to you all very soon!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

How to Handle a Bad Day (Or Week...)

Hello everyone!! So today I have a little bit of a different post but one that's just very applicable to my life right now, and I'm sure a lot of you can relate as well.  I have just been having a plain old awful week this week I'm not gonna lie y'all, from feeling overwhelmed and lonely and just plain unloveable, not to mention a parking citation and someone stealing all the CD's from my car (I hope they like Taylor Swift...), I just feel like the sooner this week is in the books, the better off my life will be.  But honestly, we all have to go through these times, if for nothing else, to help us learn how to handle tough times! And since I have an abundance of knowledge on the subject at the moment, I thought I would share my tips for surviving even the worst of days, parking tickets and all!

1 // Let it Happen

Y'all I'm probably the most hypocritical person to be writing this, as I've been known to stuff away emotions for a ridiculously long time, but I promise it always makes me feel better to just let my emotions happen.  This week I've just been feeling absolute crap about myself and my life in general, and I just found I have to let myself feel sad and all of that so that I can get it out of my system, if that makes sense at all!

2 // Get Away From it All

If it's at all possible, try to find a place where you can just be completely alone, or at least away from people you know.  Sometimes it just is such a nice refresh for me to go to a coffee shop off campus and just not have to feel like I have to put on this happy face, because especially at a small school it can feel like there's always someone I know around, which can be great, but also sometimes overwhelming.  I find it really amazing to get away, and read and pray and just be by myself doing something that makes me feel peaceful.

3 // Talk it Out

Nothing makes me feel happier than talking on the phone to my mom, sister, or best friend.  I always end up laughing about whatever went wrong in my day, and it just can flip a negative situation around in my mind!  Whoever it is that makes you feel totally comfortable and loved, just call them and have a nice conversation, even if you don't talk about what's bothering you, just hearing someone's voice who you know cares about you can do wonders!!

And that's my little spiel for today, I hope this helps some of you out there!! I also hope that if you too are having a bad day, week, or even month (Friends theme song anyone?) that it'll turn around soon.  I hope you all are doing wonderfully, and I'll talk to you all very soon!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Dorm Room Details

Helloooo everyone and happy almost Friday!  It's my fall break this weekend, so after class gets out for me at 3:50, I'm hopping in the car and heading home for a much needed break!  I thought before I left though, I'd show you guys my dorm room, as I realized I haven't actually shown any of it yet on the blog, that I can remember at least... Anyways haha, I thought I'd just show y'all a few pics before I bounce the academic bubble for a long weekend!

This is my lovely, plushy, warm, soft, amazing bed... Y'all can you tell I love my bed?  Like it's so so comfortable, and the Christmas lights make it so magical it's just so hard leaving each morning.  It's lofted, which you can't tell from this picture, so actually getting up into the bed is a process!! The comforter is PB Teen, and the fluffy white pillows are from target, as are both of the throw blankets and the gold pillow, and then the pink and orange pillows are from Anthropologie!

This is underneath my bed, where we have our little futon area.  It's not honestly that comfortable, but I thought I'd show y'all anyways just to complete the tour you know?  The middle pillow is the same one from Anthropologie, my roommate actually bought this one (#twins!!) and the fluffy ones I think are from TJ Maxx, but again my roommate bought them so I'm not too sure.

And then last but not least, this is my little desk.  Honestly y'all I'm sort of obsessed with how cute it turned out!!  I bought a Rifle Paper Co calendar and cut them and just taped them up, then just decorated it with mostly stuff from my desk at home, mixed with a target lamp and pencil cup and little pink and orange organizers!! 

And that's my dorm y'all!! I honestly really love it and I feel so at home in it, but don't get me wrong I'm reallllly excited to be in my own bed tonight!  I hope y'all liked this post, and have a wonderful weekend wherever you are!!