Thursday, October 31, 2013

Review: EOS Lip Balm

Let's face it: we are all in need of a good lip balm every now and then. To be honest, though,  I went most of my life without ever using any sort of chapstick or lip balm. The reason lied in the fact that I had never tried a very good one nor did I make the effort to. I assumed all were the same and they were at least supposed to serve the same purpose. However, the cheap ones I tried as a kid and growing up failed me because I felt like all they ever did was dry my lips out, which defeats the purpose!

I just never liked the way they made m lips feel and how sticky they were. So I pretty much gave up on even thinking about lip balms, even though there were times where I was in desperate need of some.

I had heard about EOS constantly all over the Internet as well as real life. I would be sitting in class seeing someone have one of those cute little colorful eggs sitting on their desk. I knew it had to be pretty decent for literally everyone and their moms to be using this stuff. Out of curiosity (and because I really liked how it looks, to be real) I decided to give it a try and boy was I glad I did.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Awesome Youtubers: Alli & Charles Trippy!

Okay I know, I know it has been a real long time since my last post. Long story short, I moved into college a couple of weeks ago and finally felt like now was a good time to start posting again (hopefully regularly). In light of recent events, I thought the best thing to come back with would be a YouTube post regarding the amazingly awesome couple of the interwebz Alli and Charles Trippy.

Oh wow where do I even start? There is so much when it comes to these two and their channel. For starters, they've been daily vlogging NON-STOP for FIVE YEARS. On August 12, 2013 they won the Guinness World Record for their achievement. I mean, how many people can say they're done that?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Backstreet's Back, ALRIGHT?! - Backstreet Boys In A World Like This

So pretty much anyone who knows me knows my obsession with the Backstreet Boys. Seriously, they may or may not be the greatest thing to happen to this world. I listened to them as a kid but I'm probably much more into them now that I'm an adult haha.

Anyway, at the end of July they released a new album marking their 20th anniversary and the first time being all together again (with Kevin!) in seven years. I've been looking forward to hearing this album since I first found out they were working on it which was well over a year ago. So, I really felt like I needed to write an official review on this new record due to the fact of how impressed I am with it.

I also thought it'd be appropriate to touch on the fact that I had the absolute pleasure of being able to see them live on their In a World Like This tour last Friday! My craziness of being a superfan brought me to fly two states away to Irvine, California (since they came nowhere closer to the Pacific Northwest!) in order to check this off my bucket list.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Netflix Instant Queue

I don't know about you, but I spend virtually all of my free time taking advantage of the beauty that is Netflix. I've been using Netflix for quite some time now. What started off with just being mailed a DVD once a week has now become something I can watch whenever I want. Granted, Netflix streaming doesn't exactly have as wide of a variety as the DVD side. However, I still immensely enjoy streaming content.

From time to time I will watch the occasional movie. But what I really cherish are the TV shows that are right at my fingertips. I've always been a huge TV person/watcher and now I watch more on my iPhone than on my actual television. I thought it would be fun to share what my holy grail programs are that I keep in my Instant Queue. This way, you can get an idea of what kind of shows I love watching and maybe even discover some new favorites of your own. After all, their Netflix Instant Queue says a lot about a person.

In the order as it appears on my Netflix (which is the order of which it was added, first being oldest):

Prison Break
This is one of my all-time favorite shows...ever. Prison Break is my first obsession from Netflix. I only discovered it two years ago but I love it as if I'd been watching it for years. This show is amazing. So amazing, in fact, I watched the first 3 seasons in only a couple of days. I don't know what life would be like without this in existence. Even though I've already seen the whole series, i still watch it over and over again because it never gets old. This is a must watch! I HIGHLY recommend! (but then again, I highly recommend all of these shows :p)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Drugstore Beauty Haul

Hello Internet! I know, I know. I have been gone for far too long. I've missed blogging but have seriously had some major blogger's block. I just haven't thought of anything too interesting or inspiring to blog about. I'm sure I'll have more to write about once I start school (although less time lolol) in the fall. Speaking of school, I spent the past week shopping to the point of exhaustion for my upcoming college experience.

In one of my previous posts, my college haul, I mentioned that I was moving into an apartment to attend a community college for two years before transferring. Well, long story short: things have changed. I'm not attending a 4-year university and will be living in the dorms! I'm excited for this and have been anticipating the shopping for dorm/college stuff for a very long time and that time finally came. Even though I don't move into my dorm for another two months (Sept. 20th, to be exact), I wanted to get a head start on shopping so I could get my hands on things before everything is picked clean (and because I was anxious).

I bought a lot of stuff recently and I originally wanted to do a haul of this stuff but, honestly, it would be pretty hard to make a post of all this stuff. If you're interested in seeing the stuff I bought for my dorm then let me know! But for now, I thought I would show you the makeup goodies I bought on one of my shopping trips from a couple of days ago.

I haven't really used any of these products yet, aside from the occasional swatch. This is why some of the products are already opened (I couldn't wait!). Most of them are from Target, with the exception of a few items. After that long-ass intro, here it is!:

Sunday, July 7, 2013

My Haircare/Hair Routine

So today I thought I'd do a haircare post to explain the products and steps I use to (attempt to) keep my hair under control. So maybe those of you who have a similar hair type can get some ideas and try out some new products. So here's what I do!
(please excuse my face in this picture; I got massively sunburn and just in general I look bad)

All of the products I use
First of all, I have thick, dry hair I'm always looking to get hydrating or moisturizing products or products that are specifically for curly hair. Since my hair has grown out, it has been a lot more wavy than curly.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Liebster Award 2.0

So I've been nominated (again!) for the Liebster Award, this time by Sarah from Eyeshadow Addicts Anonymous. I though I would do this again because, hey, why not! New questions, new people to nominate: let's get started!

1. Lipstick or Lipgloss?
Probably lipstick because I love the color payoff it gives! I think lipgloss is used to further enhance the color.

2. What do you have the most trouble with during makeup application? Eyeliner, brows, eyeshadow, etc?
I've never been that great at eyeliner, particularly liquid. I'm horrible!

3. What is your dream car?
This has definitely always been a Mustang Convertible. I would also really love a Lamborghini :)