I Blame Veronica Roth

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

I've been absent lately from the blogosphere. I'll get right out and say it. It was all Veronica Roth's fault.

If you're not familiar with the Divergent trilogy, I'm here to tell you to get familiar with it.




A couple weeks ago (about two or three) I innocently picked up the Divergent book, not expecting much. But, boy, were my expectations low. This is one of the best books I've ever read. Possibly my favorite. It's not anything like the Hunger Games and I'm not really sure why people are saying that. The only similarity is that it's set in the future..seriously..that's it.

I'm almost done the third book, Allegiant, but I'm trying to read it slowly so I can savor every word. I really wish it never ended, to be honest.

I know what happens in the third book (I mean like the super big thing..if you read it, you know what I'm talking about). I saw spoilers on Tumblr before I even started the series, so. But that doesn't take away from the quality of my reading experience.

And if you know a thing or two about these books, you'll know they aren't short. To me, an ameatuer reader, they looked like the biggest things I've ever seen. All three books are 500+ pages. To read all of those in just a few short weeks is a pretty big feat for me.

I've also been busy with Camp NaNoWriMo, which is writing so give me a break. Hopefully, I'll have some more beauty posts in the future. I've been dressing up more for various things and trying out new products and such, so I'll definitely fill you guys in on that eventually.

Ciao for now, cuties!


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NaNoWriMo

Wednesday, March 26, 2014




Ah..the time for Camp Nano. I can practically smell it. The new Internet friends, the late nights, the thirsty writing, the sugar fueled fingers tapping away on the keys. It's all there.

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. As most of you probably know, that's in November. But the cool kids at the NaNo offices host a smaller NaNoWriMo two other times a year. One is in April and the other is in July. Since these are the Spring/Summer months, they are named Camp NaNoWriMo. I've heard about them for over a year, but after attempting NaNo last November (and, well, failing to complete my novel), I decided Camp NaNo would be a much better option. You can make any word count goal you want for yourself in these months, whereas in November, you're supposed to opt for 50,000 (the standard novel length word count).

My word count goal for April is 20,000 which I will hopefully surpass eventually. I just wanted to make a little post about it to inform you guys! It's really cool and fun to do and you can make tons of new friends on social media websites with it. If any of you are doing Camp NaNo or decide to do it last minute, just hit me up and we can talk alllll about it!



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In Case You Wanted To Know...#1

Wednesday, March 12, 2014



I apologize for not blogging for almost two whole weeks. Everything in my life is coming  so fast and all of a sudden, I'm always busy. But I'll be blogging more this week, for sure!

That and I totally could have chosen blogging over binge watching The Fosters on Netflix, but whatever...Seriously though, that's a quality television show, let me just tell you. Actually the best show I think I've ever seen in my entire fourteen years.

As I'm telling you this, I'm listening to Callie Jacobs themed playlists on 8tracks with my brother's green Beats headphones. I'm also reading the latest Seventeen magazine, which is fabulous as always.

So, let me tell you some stuff about what I've been doing recently.

Play practice at school has been consuming quite a bit of my time. This year, we're putting on High School Musical. I have a total of one line that is..wait for it...two words. But I still have to go to all the practices and all that jazz. But it's pretty fun for the most part, actually.

I got third in my category at States for archery! It was my first tournament, so that's pretty good, if you ask me. I don't care what my place or score was, though. I felt really good that day and even if I came in last place, I would have been proud of myself. That being said, I've been practicing every day.

This Friday night, I'm going to an Ellie Goulding concert in Philly!! I'm super excited..it's actually gonna be my first concert if you don't count DigiTour back in October. I'll probably be going to the Lana Del Rey concert in May and I'm going to the One Direction concert in August, so that's pretty exciting too!

I've been compiling lists upon lists of makeup items and things that I need want. Hopefully, I can get my hands on a few of them soon. Some of them include the Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes and the Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation.

But let's get back to the Fosters. I'm so obsessed with that show, it's ridiculous. I've seen every episode almost twice and I just started on Sunday afternoon.

I've also discovered that I really want to get into photography and start playing the guitar (which is unusual because all my life I've watched people play guitar and it just looks so difficult, but I think I could do it..eventually.)

I have some blog posts planned that aren't just as boring and useless as this one. But in the meantime, leave me some comments! How have you been? Any big milestones or setbacks? I genuinely want to know, so hit me up in the comments!


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February Faves

Friday, February 28, 2014



Today, I thought I would do the usual end of the month favorites post. Mostly because I can't think of anything better, but I'll just roll with it.

As I'm writing this right now, I'm painting my nails with Essie's Mint Candy Apple. It's one of their more famous nail polishes and it's just the perfect winter into spring color! I can only paint my nails on the weekends which I've been taking advantage of lately. So since that had to relevance to the post whatsoever, without further ado I present to you: my February Favorites.

TV Shows: New Girl, Bates Motel, Teen Wolf

Beauty: Naked 3 Palette (as always), Tarte Maracuja Oil

Music: Ellie Goulding (I'm seeing her live in 2 weeks from today eeep!!), Bombadil, The 1975, The Neighbourhood

Books: The Book Thief, Divergent

Apps: The Hunt, 8tracks









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First Impressions - Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy

Sunday, February 16, 2014




Overall, today was a pretty good day. I slept in until noon then raced to get ready to go to the mall. I made plans with my best friend previously for us to spend a few hours shopping before we would have to go back to school on Tuesday. I did a little damage, you could say...Only three stores though, so it's alright. We'll start off with Bath and Body Works. A while back I heard of their aromatherapy collection and was instantly intrigued. It's just so fascinating that a simple scent could completely transform your mood. And Bath and Body Works makes that luxury affordable. I've been wanting to try these products for a while, but wasn't able to purchase them until today. I ended up with two items - the Eucalyptus Tea Stress Relief Body Lotion and the Lavender Vanilla Sleep Pillow Mist. (Looking up those links, I've discovered that they're having $1 shipping on any order over $25 with the promo code PREZDAY In case you wanted to know (: ) 

The Eucalyptus Tea Stress Relief Body Lotion smells..just so relaxing. It's very soft and light and fluffy and not overwhelming whatsoever. I don't think it's great if you want to moisturize though. Just specifically for stress relief, I would say. I'll be sticking to my trusty Lush products for moisturization, if that's a word. It feels as if a knot in my stomach is being detangled when I smell this stuff.

The Lavender Vanilla Sleep Pillow Mist has got to be my favorite right now. The smell of this is incredible!!! It relaxes you and you honestly don't even have to spray it right before bed. It's supposed to relax you before you hit the hay, but I sprayed it all over my sheets the minute I got home. (I was a little excited, okay?) The smell is almost..sweet. I was a little hesitant to buy this because I hate the smell of lavender, but it is actually quite subtle and the whisps of vanilla make it so much more bearable. 

Have any of you guys tried aromatherapy products? What do you do to de-stress, if something else?

Ciao!



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Word(s) of the Day #2

Saturday, February 15, 2014




Icarus

noun. 1. (Greek mythology) son of Daedalus; while escaping from Crete with his father (using the wings Daedalus had made) he flew too close to the sun and the wax melted and he fell into the Aegean and drowned

Defeatist

noun. 1. a person who expects or is excessively ready to accept failure.

adjective 1. demonstrating expectation or acceptance of failure


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