Books, Books, Books!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Here's a quick list of a few books I've been interested in lately. I hope they inspire you in some way, shape, or form!

Of course, I had to add a few magazines in there. They absolutely count as reading if you really read the articles and don't just skim the pictures.

Recently read: 

  • IT by Alexa Chung
  • Teen Vogue February Edition
  • The Bell Jar
  • Michelle Phan - Make Up

To be read:

  • The Great Gatsby
  • Peter Pan
  • Fangirl
  • Darling Magazine Issue No. 10
  • Slice of Cherry
  • Rebels: City of Indra

If anyone has any book recommendations or anything they want me to review, just put it down in the comments! Have a lovely day x

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Welcoming 2015.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

As I look back on my post from last year about New Years Resolutions, I am finding that I have accomplished many of them. Now they seem like they were so simple, but at the time they were completely the opposite. Over 2014, I have heard many people's opinions on various topics and have been able to personally find a part of my own voice through the world's. I have gathered and collected my own thoughts and opinions that are..mine. Something I can call my own. These ideas that I have concocted in my own head that were inspired by people I don't even know. It's amazing in a way.

I have also figured out myself that I have so, so many different thoughts I want to share with the world, but it would be impossible to fit them all in a single post. Even if I tried, I'm sure I would forget a few.

This year, I want to simplify my life. I don't want to think ahead or think about the past. I want to live in the now, as cheesy as that sounds. You can't change your past. You can't control your future, only do things now that may direct it. There is no reason to worry about anything except what you are doing right now, today.

The one trend I loved this past year was self love. Even if most of it was in a cocky, arrogant form - it was such a great message. I am a firm believer in the fact that you cannot love other people until you learn to love yourself. I can make a whole other post on that though. Loving and taking care of yourself is honestly the most important part of living.

So here are a few of my New Years Resolutions.

1. To take care of myself. Drink a lot of water, eat whenever I'm hungry and stop whenever I'm full. Take off my makeup every night, brush my hair every day,
2. Treat myself.
3. Inspire others.
4. Make some new friends.
5. Stop judging people at first glance.
6. Be more optimistic.
7. Save up money.
8. Read and write every day.

I highly encourage you all to make a small set of your own resolutions for this year. Just some small, simple things. Like listen to new music - branch out. Try new foods. Google something you hear that sounds interesting to you! Learning a few new things everyday is what life's all about. Even if they seem stupid and useless at the time. No information is ever useless. Good luck and I wish you all the best 2015!

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Good as New

Sunday, December 28, 2014

I'm ashamed to say it's been almost six whole months since I've last posted on here. If you're still reading this, I love you for sticking by.

I have countless posts in my drafts at the moment. Over the months of getting acquainted at a new school and making new friends and keeping up grades, I've tried to write several different blog posts, but couldn't seem to make any of them good enough to post. I think I'll try to go make and fix them up after this.

I'll let you in on a little recap of my life over the past few months..

I started high school, so that's pretty cool. Nothing too much to talk about there. It's a lot easier than I expected it to be for some reason.

I've been practicing saving money and spending it only on the things I really want, and I highly recommend you to do the same. It's very rewarding. I buy mostly clothes and makeup with the money though, of course. Haha.

Another thing I really branched out in this year is my music taste. I've discovered I like basically every genre of music. And my favorite has to be indie folk. A couple months ago I didn't even know that was a type of music. If you want to hear some of my playlists here is my 8tracks and I'll definitely be updating it soon, because I haven't for quite a while.

I'm really getting into more high end makeup shopping and saving up to go on a shopping spree at Sephora every once in a while. I'll probably be doing a Christmas haul type post because of all the shopping I did this past week and with all the gifts I received. Would you guys like to see that?

Now it's already going to be 2015 in a couple of days..I almost can't believe it. This year has definitely been quite monumental for me.

This week I finally get to re-decorate my entire room! The excitement is almost unbearable, let me just say. I've been waiting a year and a half to do this and now it's all coming together. Pictures to come, for sure, my lovelies.

How were your holidays? Did you get any good presents?

Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year! Good luck, muffins. <3

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Faves for Summer 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

  • Lana Del Rey's new album 'Ultraviolence'
  • Ed Sheeran's new album 'X (Multiply)'

  • Eleanor & Park
  • TFIOS (also, the movie was fabulous! This was also a re-read, haha.)
  • The Looking Glass Wars

  • The Body Shop Honey Bronzer in 01
  • Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
  • Tarte smolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Brown
  • Lush
  • Forever 21
TV Shows:
  • The Fosters
  • Teen Wolf
  • Next Great Baker
  • The Middle
  • Awkward

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Style Icons

Saturday, June 21, 2014

I haven't really had any actual style icons up until a few weeks ago. I would just see a picture of a celebrity and say 'oh, that's a cute outfit', but never really paid much attention to their constant wardrobe or obsess over their style. I say that like it's a bad thing, but I don't really think it is. Now I've been starting to admire and appreciate other people's style and fashion choices. 

As of now, two people come to mind when I hear the words 'style icon'. 
Maia Mitchell and Kylie Jenner.
They both have that modern, grungy, not trying too hard look. While Kylie's style is more understandably put together, Maia's is more laidback. 

Maia Mitchell:

Kylie Jenner:

That's all for now, folks!
Who are some of your style icons?

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Summer Renewal

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

As you have noticed, I've been gone lately. But now it's summer. Finals are over, school is out, and I'm starting high school in less than three months. I've been thinking about that a lot - high school. I mean, how could you not? It's..everything. At least that's what everybody thinks about it.

A few weeks ago, one of my teachers explained that if we had one time in our life where we could start a completely new slate it would be right now. Here, most of the kids are going off to different schools. We'll be in new environments with totally new faces and challenges. No one will know us and we won't know them. So over the summer, we could completely change ourselves and basically restart our lives. That's a pretty big opportunity if you ask me. And I intend to take it.

So, this summer, I encourage you to take maybe a single small quality that you don't particularly like about yourself and attempt to change it. Who knows? It might make things a lot easier for you. It's nice to get a fresh start.

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