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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Spending lots of $$$ at Sephora

So today I had a wild idea to spend all of my money! Joking. But I did spend A LOT of money at Sephora! There were products I have been dying to try out and I am so so happy I finally got the courage to have a little spend and buy them :) They are high end products so they were expensive! But save save save and you can have them too! Most of the products I bought were from watching reviews of other bloggers/YouTubers like Zoella and Meghan Rienks. I actually bought so many products that they gave me like a million samples! Lucky me! Haha

Above shows all of the products I bought. I bought two lipsticks, Nars and YSL, a Laura Mercier mineral pressed powder, a 24/7 Urban Decay eye pencil, a Soap & Glory body cream and the Origins Out of Trouble 10 minute facial mask.

I have heard only good things about Origins products. I did have the Accutane treatment and it ended about three months ago and my face has been blemish free. But college can get to you and it can be hard to keep up with your normal face routine at night! I wanted to buy something that wouldn't expire after two weeks - like the Lush facial masks I usually buy - and something light as well. I don't need heavy duty on my face, just something to keep it hydrated and smooth. I will do a review on it once I have used it for a few weeks! Zoella has used it and many other YouTubers so I would look up reviews if you are really interested! 
The Soap & Glory body cream is the first product I have ever bought from Soap & Glory! I am the type of person that after I get out of the shower I always moisturize! I usually use Nivea but I wanted to spice it up and try something new! I usually steer clear of body creams because I don't have time to sit and wait for the lotion to dry! But I heard that it is extremely moisturizing and it dries super fast! So I will give it a go tonight and let you know in another blog post as well :)

The Laura Mercier Mineral Pressing Powder I heard is a very light foundation! I always put on liquid and then powder to set it all, so I don't like it to be heavy on my face. I also live in Florida so if my face make up is too heavy it will literally sweat off my face in the worst places. I have been using Bare Minerals for almost a year and it works great! But I like to change my make up after using the same products for a while. I got the shade Rich Vanilla and I am very excited to use it! 
I already have two other 24/7 eye pencil glide ons by Urban Decay and I fell in love with them. I have it in a shade of purple and black. My eyes are a light brown so I wanted to get a brown eye pencil since I do not have one. The shade I chose was Whiskey. These are extremely easy to use and I don't even have to pull on my eye to apply it. They are just my favorite eye pencils.

Lately I have been really into lipsticks. I was never a huge fan of lipstick just because it made you look older and you kept having to reapply it. Now that I am older and love make up even more I became extremely interested in lipsticks. I have two Mac lipsticks, and then drugstore lip products like Revlon and Covergirl. Both of these lipsticks were suggested to me (and other viewers) by Zoella. I have always wanted a YSL lipstick because I have only heard good things about YSL and when I saw the whole YSL lip counter I understood why everyone loves them so much. The colors are so unique and pigmented. Since it is fall my make up is beginning to have darker shades..that also means lipsticks will be darker as well! So the shade I got in YSL is Rouge Pur Couture. 
The Nars lipstick I actually was looking for this specific color because a YouTuber - can't remember which one - did a make up routine with this lip color and I fell in love with how it looked. It is a bit daring and I might only have the courage to wear it once or twice but hopefully I am able to wear it more than that. The shade is Scarlett Empress and it is a very deep dark plum. 

Thank you for reading about my little splurge! xo

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Are you happy with yourself? But really are you?

Hi! So I know this blog is about beauty..but it is also about my thoughts. So I know everyone always says stop thinking about what other people think and just be happy and confident with yourself no matter what. Yes, that can be very inspirational but how many times does that work? I know for me insecurity is a BIG issue, especially now since I am in college. I thought it would go away because I am in college and no one knows me but nope I actually think it got worse. I know it's hard to put other peoples opinions to the side and not think about them. I know they don't matter but you can't escape how you feel, even if the feeling is coming from someone else. I also find it hard to be happy with yourself when you've been rejected or felt unloved or even when you're really lonely. None of these situations make it easier to be happy with yourself. Moving away from home and starting fresh I thought was the only thing I wanted. Well, I thought wrong. It is hard and scary and like I said, lonely. I'm so lonely here because I don't know anyone and I am afraid to get myself out there and talk to people because of what they will think about me. So here is a little advice that I am trying to use on myself as well. STOP EVERYTHING. Every single time you are hesitating on doing something or talking to someone stop for a second and don't think. Immediately say YES and just do it. I know it's scary and not comfortable but once you get out of the comfort zone it will be easier to do it again and again. Even if it didn't work out how you planned, you have to think back on the first reason why you did it. That reason was for yourself, to get over the fear of whatever it was you just conquered! So instead of being upset, which is usually the first feeling I get, get happy with yourself and think I actually did it! You just conquered your fear. Be proud of yourself.  

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

First few weeks of college

Hello lovelies! I apologize for the lack of blogging recently. My weekends are always crazy and my schoolwork has become my priority so it is difficult to put my effort into my blog! Enough of excuses, I've decided to write about how my life at college has been so far. Obviously there has been ups and downs like any normal college student experiences but all in all it has been an OK experience. I do not love but I also do not hate it. I miss my hometown and family more than words can describe. Lucky for me, my whole family planned a trip to see me this past weekend! I had a ball with them and I was just so relieved to finally have my family with me again. They all live in different states so it was a once in a lifetime shot that we were all spending the weekend together. If you didn't know, I have 3 siblings. An older brother who is 26, his name is Steve, a sister who is 24, her name is Samantha, and another sister who is 22 and her name is Sophia. I know, where in the world did my parents get my L name from! Who knows! Anyways, Thursday night Sophia drove in and so we had all day Friday to spend together. I did have class in the morning but we went for lunch at this Mexican place that I have never been to before! It was absolutely delicious and I know that won't be my last visit there! I posted a picture of the food I ordered on my Instagram: lilliemyselll if you would like to check that out ;). My mother and Samantha came Friday night and we went to this club called Cowboys and it's basically a line dancing place. Yes, I am a huge country fan, so that was a lot of fun, especially because my family was with me. Saturday Steve drove up and we all spent the day downtown eating lunch hand just reminiscing over good times. Samantha and I went to an amusement park that was showing a concert Saturday night and we just had the most fun. Even though it was a torrential downpour, we still had the time of our lives. :)

 Unfortunately the family left Sunday evening but during the day, but I got to do my absolute favorite thing with my mother, SHOP! We went to Yankee Candle which is her ultimate favorite store and we bought some candles for the Autumn season! I am extremely excited for Autumn this year and I think it is because it gets a little colder where I live then in my hometown. I do not care for the cold but I do love big sweaters and I am a huge boot girl! 

I bought some new books that I am in the process of reading, The Book of David by Anonymous and The Cellar by Natasha Preston. If any of you have read either of them let me know what you thought of them in the comments and I will do the same :) 

I'm back at the gym thank goodness and I feel like this week will be a very organized and relaxing week. Thinking of driving home for the weekend to see my old friends and my church!  I miss them dearly so we will see if that happens! Until next time bloggers xo

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