Wednesday, February 12, 2020

valentines day 2020 thanks to the help of amazon student!



Soooo if you didn't see my big "secret project" over on my Instagram story last week, let me inform you all over here! I was recently given the opportunity to be a Campus Manager for Amazon Prime Student at Florida Atlantic University for this semester! This whole experience still seems very surreal that I get to work alongside one of the biggest companies here at my school! Now that the secret is out of the bag, I can't wait to share with you all where this journey takes me and obviously you all will be right along my side the whole way through!

Now that I got that off of my chest, we all are *hopefully* aware that Valentines day is only just a few days away. Not to be all lame or anything over here but this is my first Valentines day in a while that I'm single. A lot of people may be sad or even uncomfortable at the fact that they don't have a significant other to share the holiday with, but i'm using this day as a chance to share more love to myself as well as the ones in this life that always express love to me on a daily basis. After all, this "day of love" should be way more than just expressing it to one person, but to pour out to all of those who make you feel like the best version of yourself each and every day! Speaking of showing yourself some love this Valentines day, Prime Student made it easier than ever before for myself to indulge in a little bit of self care. Down below I liked my guide for all the essentials you will need to give yourself a little TLC this holiday!

So go ahead, watch your all time favorite romcom, call your girlfriends, crack open your favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry's, because after all you deserve it!

xoxo

Monday, February 3, 2020

life update 2.3.20!



Sitting here on my couch this oddly chilling south Florida morning while sipping my freshly brewed canned coffee (s/o to Starbucks double shot espresso lol), I thought it would be a good time to chat with you all. Let's cut right to the chase. I started my spring semester only 3 weeks ago and life is kinda hitting me like a bus already, but I did see this coming. Clearly, I’m being over the top (I mean, when am I not) but this semester I have so many new responsibilities that I know must get done that require a lot more attention compared to stuff in the past. This spring semester I am taking honestly the ugliest classes that I’ve never in a million years fathomed I’d have to take. In order to me to move forward and get to the excited courses that pertain to my major, I have to go through hell and back to get to the fun classes. Trust me, there is no way of getting out of these hellish classes, I’ve tried. I just keep reminding myself that this is only temporary, I know when the end will be, just gotta keep trucking on, I can do it. On top of my heavy course load this semester I have a really major ~sEcRet pRoJecT~ in store that I obviously can’t wait to share with you all the details regarding it! Oh yeah, not to mention, in addition to these new eveners, I am still trying to land a summer internship, workout, have a great time with my friends, working, creating content for the blog and trying to balance being sane in between.

I think I mentioned it before, but as I’ve grown up, I have realized that their truly isn’t enough time in a day to get everything done. I always relate back to that photo of the triangle titled “choose one” and each side of it is either sleep, a social life, or good grades. Majorly corny, but I always think to myself, why can't I strive to balance it all? Who said I can only choose too?! I wanna challenge that motif for this semester. Sure, I might have to wake earlier but if that’s what it takes than so be it! My biggest inspiration & motivation when it comes to finding the balance between everything is vlogger Danielle Carolan. I legit have no reason to complain of having “too much to do” when this girl is almost in the same position and is such a go getter, her work ethic is seriously aspirational! A full time student, as well as being apart of Greek life and still managing  to do what she loves as well as other hobbies reassures me that as long as if I have a good mentality, I can get stuff done!! Another tidbit I always reflect on to keep myself motivated even when I seem extremely overwhelmed is oddly a quote from the office that I think about a lot. If any of you are office fanatics like I am, you might be able to pick up on the reference. To quote the most "Powerful Woman of Tallahassee" Jo Bennett, "If you had to sign your name on today, would you be proud of the work that you did." Let that sink in.

In other news, I’m really excited for this semester especially now that I’ve settled into my own for my sorority. No more new member obligations or being confused of what this ~whole process really is.~ there is so many exciting memories and things I have in store that I can’t wait to share with you all! OH HOW CAN I FORGET! My golden birthday is coming up this month, I turn 21 on the 21st of February! Obviously i'm beyond excited for this day and I can't wait to have my waltz as well as go on a little vacay for the occasion! Alright well, I promise I’ll chat soon, gotta run! (But for real I actually have to go workout lol.) xoxo.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

favorites of 2019



Not only did this past year lead me to some great memories and experiences, but also lead me to open my wallet to make some great purchases!! Clearly, being in college and working like a lunatic during the little breaks that I during the semester doesn't give me the financially freedom to spend my income on outfits just to post for my instagram lol. Getting older and having to budget i'm quickly learning the principle that less is more! Sure, some things are worth splurging into now and then, but even then my new frugal outlook is wanting to see if I could ever get that special item on sale. 

With that being said, I thought I would round up my favorite products from 2019 that, dare I say, I can't live with out! Shop each item in the descriptions i've provided below!

Ring: I'm already on my second one because I wear this rainbow statement ring all the time, even with it looking kinda crusty, I always get complements on it! Not to mention, it's now on sale for only $12! Time to stock up on one of my favorite accessories!

Slip pillow case: I've legit been dreaming of owning one of these bad boys for god knows how long already. This Christmas, my dreams of wanting a slip pillow case finally came true when I unboxed my very own navy pillow case! Celebrities, beauty experts, and myself highly endorse this luxurious little pillow case. It may seem a bit frivolous, but this pillowcase is key for great skin, hair and sleep. Don't believe me? Read some of their reviews! Pssst, I've also found one on sale here.

AirPods: All I can say is....  can someone lemme know how did I function before AirPods?! P.S. they are currently on sale!

Hydroflask: After legit trying a S'well, Yeti, Arctic, every insulated drink container out there, Hydroflask truly lives up to all the hype it gets. Fits tons of ice and keeps your drinks cold, not to mention, the easy to cary handle makes this clunky water-bottle more easily to carry around wherever you may go.

It's a 10: My holy grail haircare product. This product tackles every issue that your hair could possibly face with the bonus of smelling INCREDIBLE!

Sherpa Pullover: I'm not even being dramatic when I say I live in this pullover. From traveling, to wearing it to class, running errands, staying at home, etc. I always find myself wearing this jacket. It feels like your constantly bundled in the coziest blanket and i'm not too sure what could be better than that.

Foundation: This $6 drugstore foundation provides me with full coverage, doesn't feel heavy, and makes my skin GLOW! Legit better than any expensive foundations i've tried In the past. This stuff does wonders..... *chef kiss*

Amazon Echo: I have developed this new routine in the mornings that I carve out some "me time" by making a nice breakfast for myself and listing to jazz music to ease me into the day. I swear i'm 20 going on 57. Thanks to my Alexa, the convince of yelling at her to crank up the Frank Sinatra makes me sort of happy to be living in this era of technology. Oh, also it's under $60.

Blowout Brush: Okay, to be honest, this is my sisters, buuuuut I have used it a few times and I don't know why I haven't already gotten it for myself. If your a girl like me with ungodly amount of thick hair, blowdrying your hair is a real pain in the you know what. This blow dry brush eliminates half of the struggle of doing your hair and making it look as if you just went to the drybar!



Monday, January 6, 2020

my goals for 2020!



Happy 2020 everyone!! It may be 6 days late but hey, it's still the same sentiment! I guess I should add becoming more punctually about my post to my resolutions list haha. Anyways, after spending some time concocting my “goals” for 2020, I couldn’t help but recognize all the completely unrealistic ones I set for myself last year, which you can check out right here

Sure, some were mixed in that I attempted to get at but I never got up at 4am and to be completely honest, that just sounds completely criminal. Regardless, I’ve definitely become more of a morning person within the past year but I clearly did really get close to the resolutions only a nut job would set. This year, Instead of creating these loony resolutions like i did last year, I thought I’d create goals for myself that I find my self either struggling/lacking in any way shaped or form. The list is down below, feel free to read up on it. I hope this year is one of the best yet, the best is always yet to come afterall! 


NEW YEARS 2020 GOALS

1. Only apologize when necessary... like Jillian u really gotta stop over apologizing for everything 

2. Be kind to yourself and be mindful of how you talk to yourself 

3. Do yoga! 

4. Read more.. finish at least 5 books

5. Say yes to every opportunity that is presented to me, you’ll regret it in the long run

6. Get stuff done the day of instead of just “leaving it for the morning” and acting like a crazy person to complete it 

7. Go to the beach more!


 

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