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Sunday, February 3, 2019

TESTING A FULL FACE OF WET N' WILD

Hey what is up hello! Thank you for stopping by! This is my Wet n wild review. Which it  absolutely surprised me!

 So we went in with the wet n wild foundation and it was a little to pale for me. However, I really like the formula. Because the foundation was so pale I went in with the wet n wild contour palette. I went in on the cheek bones and the forehead. 

I also talked about my favorite bachelor picks while I was priming my eyes with the wet n wild eye primer. From there I added on the wet n wild blush. I added some eye shadow, and talked about the business I am trying to launch.

To finish off eyes I tried out the wet n wild eye liner and finished the look with mascara. I sprayed the setting spray and finished the look off with wet n wild mascara! 




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Monday, December 31, 2018

Blogmas Review

 Hey what is up hello! This is the last post of blogmas! The goal of blogmas was to post a blog post every single day. I do not know why December is the month to do this, but that was the goal. This is the break down.


Did you blog all 31 days?

NO! I did not. I failed, I only did 28 post. This was the most I have ever posted in a month though, so that honestly I call it a win.

Will you continue to post every single day? 

NO! My readers have told me in the past they only want 3 post a week. I had the same amount of views on my blog, but I posted more. Overall, I am going to focus more on quality over quantity.

Will you ever do Blogmas ever again?

Probably nawt. Although I am glad I can say I did this many post, my blog at this point in time does not need it. 

What did you learn from Blogmas?

That I forgot why I really started this blog into the first day. To become better at graphic design and focus on being a better artist! Spraying out blog post did not help with that at all!
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2018 Lifestyle:

 Hey what is up hello! 2018 was a super interesting year. Every year I am like "IT WAS WILD", but 2018 I learned so much about myself. Which 2016 I was so super single and I was doing every single thing in the world to make sure I "found myself". And 2018 I really worked on myself despite being part of a partnership. I 100% think that you need to love yourself before you love someone else. In 2017 I knew I truly knew who I was and I appreciated who I was. I also knew I would be a growing human. I have always been in the boat that no matter what single or dating you need to grow as a human, and you can not find who you are in another person. That is my soap box on relationships do not make you happy, only you can make yourself happy. 
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I always say my blog audience is my "best friends" that whoever reads this is what I would write to my sister. I want to say all of this before I get into the nitty gritty of my yearly favorites!

Stress Management// This year I actually seeked out help on how to deal with stress. You are not taught how to deal with real stress your whole life. And sometimes you just need to talk to a 3rd party to get what you are thinking, and organize your thoughts. I would recommend to anyone to seek help if they need it.  You can be sad or depressed and not have depression. You can feel stressed and feel anxiety and not have anxiety. You still need to know how to sort our those feelings. 

Alex// As always there are not enough words to express how lucky I am to have this guy by my side. We could be half way across the world and Alex would be my constant. In fact he made me watch the lost episode called "constant". Alex would always be himself no matter what and I am so lucky for that. 

Doha// I do not think I would have 2018 except for Doha. When I think of 2018 I will think of Doha. It was exciting to go to a country that is so far ways from home. 11,000 miles to be exact. 

Saying Good-Bye//Leaving for the middle east was something I did nawt want to do what so ever, but ya got to go what ya got to go. Saying bye was so hard, it was bitter sweet, but probably the hardest thing I have ever done.

Moving// I moved twice this year, and it was horrible equally both times! I have nothing to say about this but I will forever hire movers. Also I have so much stuff, I got rid of so much stuff, and I still will be getting rid of more. 

Blogging// Blogging was so fun this year, I think I am getting too much into my groove. I am going to go more into this, but my goal for next year it to create better content. This year though it was fun working with brands, growing my platforms and learning more about this blogger world.

GymShark// I noticed I was only wearing business casual or sweats, but I was buying all these going out clothes all the time that I never wore. This year I stopped buying going out clothes because I never wore them, and started buying athelisure clothing. Which I am so happy, because my life is so much more cozy. 

Michigan// I missed being "home" so bad. I forgot how much I love Michigan, and I loved spending time with my family. I think we went to happy hour like every other day when I was home. 

Staying In// I was so sick of traveling this year, I lived for weekend I had nothing to do. Also in 2018, for the most part I was in a distance relationship, so when I did have a weekend off it was totally what I wanted to. I remember I got some mac n cheese BBQ nachos after work on a Friday, got some wine, watched a movie, slept in for the first time in MONTHS. And it was literally the best day of just hanging out. Yes, I love doing stuff and hanging out with people, but this was so nice. 

Old Good Friends// I got to see my best friend from Kindergarten! It was so fun to catch up and remember the good old days. ALSO I got to hang out with my college friends! We have not hung out in about a year and a half, and it was exciting to see each other and go back to East Lansing.
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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Weekly Update

Hey what is up hello! I kind of already did one of these this week, BUT I NEEDED TO UPDATE. Number 1 (because bike update is the big news) so this is my favorite story ever. My grandpa when he was in WWII, he wrote my grandma a letter saying he was eating Spam for Christmas Eve and whenever he eats spam it reminds him of my grandma. And my grandma was always like, "Why do I remind you of spam" 


I have loved that story so much my whole life and I always thought it was so funny. (Also side note I can not believe people could not facetime/ see their significant other for months and months back then") This year on Christmas Eve, I was talking to my mom, and I was eating (THIS)  Which I love these, if you ever want to send me a care package, this is literally the only thing I want. My mom got all upset and she was like "I can not believe we make our troops eat canned chicken for Christmas eve dinner!" And I was laughing so hard, because I LOVE those so much and I had lobster for Christmas lunch. 
ANYWAYS, why you really came here. I FEEL PERSONALLY VICTIMIZED by the new bike rule on post and the new bike rule was put on post because of me (and maybe my blog post about how happy I am) That being said, I turned my bike in for my monthly inspection, and when I signed the rules there was a new one added to the list. Guess what that new rule was... YOU HAVE TO PARK YOUR BIKE AT THE BIKE RACK NOW. I feel every feeling about this. I want to know why one bike had such an impact on this post. Also the one time I had my bike stolen was when I parked it at a bike rack. There we go. 
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2018 Travel

I was going to put this in my lifestyle post, but it got so long, so I thought I would put this in its own post!

Jan// Kansas City! I have no photos but I went for work and never been before. Also Alex was not going to come, but I could only handle being a bachelorette for one night, and he came and we got to explore the city! 

Feb// Denver- This was such a relaxing trip. We went for a long weekend, and we had such a fun day skiing two days in a row. And hang out in the hot tub, drinking red wine, and looking at the mountains. and pf course skiing!

March// Wisconsin for a work conference (never been). Missouri instead of Las Vegas. Because who would not want to spend a week in Vegas with your favorite people. (This is the month where stress started getting pretty bad, I might be blaming it on not being home at all haha)

April// Michigan- Went back to the old stomping grounds for Easter! It was great to be back and I forgot how much I miss Michigan.

Omaha- This was the month distance started, which when we were in the states it was not too bad, it was actually fun going on "Vacations" all the time. 

Dallas- For work. I literally spent an evening in Omaha and turned around had 30 minutes to pack and head to Dallas. Trust me Dallas was the last place in the world I wanted to be. BUT I got to go and see my old childhood home and eat dinner at the best Mexican food in the world. 

May// Seattle- Alex was going to a different clerkship every single month. Seattle was so fun to go to. We did not do the tourist stuff, but stayed in the burbs and it was so much more fun than our trip (last year).

El Paso- Again for work. I did get to see my best friend from which was awesome! 

June// Michigan- I went home for a long weekend and I really needed this weekend. I last minute decided to come home. My dad talked me into going. I did not realize how much I missed being home and being with my family. 

Buffalo- (You can see why I hate traveling now) 

Twin Cities- Again to see Alex. (For the record Alex came to see me a lot too, but it was in Des Moines haha!) This was my second time in the twin cities, it was actually a lot of fun to go to the sculpture garden. That was my favorite part. There was also this super cute cider brewery #GlutenFree and a lot of them tasted like a real brews, which I loved. 

July// I move out of Des moines and go to army training in Des Moines! This got changed super super last minute. It was suppose to be in Wisconsin, and I packed up all of my stuff and was ready to roll and I get an email saying Just kidding. I moved my stuff back to Michigan AND Headed back to Des Moines/Missouri 

Kentucky- A was in Kentucky for the next two months. We had so much fun in here. We went to Mammoth Caves which was perfect for the summer because the caves temperature wise are so cool. We rented a little cabin by the lake (I would highly suggest not staying at the park there are a lot better options a little bit farther away.) And of course we stayed in Louisville. The city is so cute, and we loved going doing all the touristy things.

August// This was the last month before all the fun started. The last trip was to Nashville. Which we were not able to make it to Las Vegas this year, but this was a close second. We went out the town and really just enjoyed the last trip of the year!

September// Back in El Paso, essentially just got ready to go. I got 4 days off before I left and I got to hang out with my parents and Alex came down before the final count down!

October// I have been in Doha since! You can check out my weekend (here) 

So I am 500 shades of done with Traveling at this point, and when I get back in 2019 I never want to travel ever again. 
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Friday, December 28, 2018

2018 Fashion Favorites

Hey what is up hello! Fashion was at an all time simple this year. I will not ever go into too much detail, but here were my faves:

Military Jacket// If you live in the midwest you know how amazing this piece is. You can throw this on with leggings, jeans, or work pants. All of which it matches amazing!

Plaid// As every year goes this is a preppy essential. You can layer this under any sweater or coat, or pair this with anything.

Backpack// I love something that I can put my laptop or tablet in. Seriously I do not know how to just sit there and enjoy life, so a backpack can hold everything and look super cute!


OTK Boots// I love these because this makes every single outfit look even more put together.

Levi Jeans// So stretchy and so comfy. This look is professional and put together all while being comfy and casual.

Chunky Sweaters// I love a good turtle neck sweater. Anything that is conservative you can wear to work or at a cozy night in, and that is all I ask for in my clothes.

Black Jumpsuit// If you live in the midwest, there are a lot of moments where you are like "Do we dress up... OR do we dress super super casual." A black jumpsuit is the look for you.

Black booties// Pair this with black pant/jean/leggings. It will make your legs look so long, and will make you look so trendy.

Last thing!// Jacks are literally the best shoes for your casual summer look. It makes you look so put together and so preppy. I wore these with every outfit this summer.


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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Top Blog Post from the year

Hey what is up hello! So We are wrapping up the year and I want to reshare some of my favorite post from the year. I am not even kidding I forgot about some of these post. It is fun to rewind and see some things that are actually still relevant! 

BLOGGER LIFE: THE ALGORITHM:
NATURAL DEODORANT REVIEWS: 

5 MINUTE MAKEUP CHALLENGE- TINDER AMBASSADOR: 

STRAPLESS DRESS ARM WORKOUT: 

TIPS FOR MOVING:

ROSE AND THORN:






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