Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This weeks installment of Wednesday Wisdoms

1. Never say you won't do something, give everything a chance, you may surprise yourself with what you learn

2. Hugs are magical

3. Dream big, always

4. No one will ever love you quite like your family loves you

5. Good friends are there for you, no matter what

6. You will always know the lyrics to the songs and words to the books you enjoyed and loved as a child, no matter how old you get,

7. Everyone loves Shrek ( which is such an underrated movie, in my opinion)

8. Always be nice to customer service representatives

9. Persistence pays off

10. Time to yourself, while doing absolutely nothing is the best way to relax sometimes

11. No matter how long you stare at your computer screen, the paper really won't write itself,

12. It's always the little things

13. Asking help from others is not a sign of weakness or lack of knowledge, but a sign of strength to say you need help and are brave enough to ask for it

Hope everyone is having a good week so far. For me, I only have two more days till Spring Break, which means there may be more updates and even a few other surprised along the way. Who knows?


Lots of Love,

Catherine

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wednesday Wisdoms

Here is this weeks installment of what I have learned. I thought this was a fun and cute way of putting it.

1. Technology is a wonderful tool to use...when it feels like working.

2. Being resilient is something to take pride in, remember that on your bad days

3. Wednesdays are now referred to as Pop Tart Wednesdays

4. Tests are not an accurate representation of your intelligence

5. Do large tasks in small increments, it makes the world of a difference

6. Day by day calendars make me look forward to each day

7. Retail therapy/window shopping is a great mood booster

8. Love yourself

9. Waiting is hard, and patience is importance but never wait so long that you forget why

10. You're RA's are there to help you, so never hesitate to ask questions and always appreciate them, they have a tough job ( Shout-out to my wonderful RA Avalon)

11. Hand written notes are a true sign of appreciation, it takes a more time and though to write one than you think

12. It will get harder before it gets easier

13. You are your own worst enemy and your own worst critic

Hope some of these wisdom's you can use for your own benefit. Is there anything you learned this week?  I hope you enjoy the rest of your week, you are almost to the end!

Lots of Love,

Catherine

Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Friday 13th everyone!

I hope every one had a good week. My readers on the east coast, Please stay warm, I heard its in the negatives with the wind chill. For today's post I thought I would share some updates on the beauty scene. So here is what's new



Color Pop Cosmetics
Color Pop Cosmetics has released a line of 20 new blushes. I myself have not tried any of color pop cosmetics, but I would love to get my hands on them since it seems that every time I watch a youtube video, someone is talking about Color Pop. If you don't know about Color Pop Cosmetics, they are a US brand based out of California, Santa Monica to be exact. They are famous for not only their amazing lippie sticks, their take on lipstick, and their matching lippie pencils and their wide range of highly pigmented single eyeshadows, but the price  for each is, wait for it... $5 dollars. 

Yes $5 for a lipstick, lip pencil or an eyeshadow. The blushes are a little more at $8 each, but from what I have seen and heard, for a few dollars more than drugstore makeup and a lot less than high end makeup, you are getting top quality products with the hefty price tag.

So want a new look and don't want to break the bank, head over to colopopcosmetics.com and go explore. ( Shipping is free for orders $30 and over)


Tarte Cosmetics 
Tarte Cosmetics, as some of you may know, is now available through QVC. If there are any readers not from the United States, this may be something you want to listen to. Today, on QVC you can get 4 LipSurgence lip creams for $35, a 96 dollar value. That's an incredible deal.

Or, if gloss is more your style, you can get 5 LipSurgance lipglosses for $30, a $76 value.

Head on over before they are all gone, this is a limited time offer.


Gerard Cosmetics 

Jaclyn Hill, the queen of the youtube beauty scene, teamed up with Gerard Cosmetics to bring you a wonderful selection of lipstick and lipgloss. While this may not be news to some of you, as this collection has been out for awhile, what is new is her discount code, 'pickurpout' where you can get the pick two combo (originally 43 dollars) for just $20. That's more than a 50% discount.

Another discount code is lips4you, which gives you the Just 4 Lips bundle for $39.

Follow their Instagram for updates. And subscribe to Jaclyn Hill on youtube, because her personality and videos are fantastic.



Extras 
Tarte is also running a contest over on their Instagram account, where you could win a whole bunch of goodies. Check it out, the contest ends today.


For all of my Sephora Beauty Insiders, VIB and VIB Rouge, they have new deluxe samples that you can use with your points, one of which is a deluxe sample of the beauty blender solid cleaning soap.



Well, I think that is all I can remember. Hopefully updates will be more frequent since the craziness of exams are over ( for now) until then happy shopping.

Lots of Love,

Catherine






Saturday, February 7, 2015

Good Morning/Afternoon Bookworms,

I hope everyone is doing well this Saturday morning.
I have been absent for a few days because, well, college. Now the second semester is in full swing, so is the course work and to say its a lot is an understatement. I had two exams this past week and two this upcoming week, but I figured I would take a break to update you.

I have found a few things to help me get through the past few weeks and hope these help you too. There will not be pictures ( I am trying to get this up quickly for all of you, if I have time later I will have a follow up post including pic) and I will include a brief description of everything mentioned.

Consider these my January Favorites, ( these are late, I know)


1. Fit Bit
   I received a Fit Bit as part of my christmas present and I love it. I have the Fit Bit Flex which is not the most basic model, but the one right below the basic. It automatically tracks my steps throughout the day, how many miles walked and a estimate of calories burned. Manually I can, through the app that can be downloaded from the App Store, log in the food I have eaten for the day, track my sleep and set goal for myself to set. It's a wonderful gadget to have, especially if you are dead set on keeping your New Year's Resolution to stay in shape or just be mindful of what you are eating.

2. Your Tea- Tiny Tea 14 day detox
 This tea is, and I don't say this lightly, a wonder in a tea bag. It helps get rid of the toxins in your body and restores everything to normal, much like a juice cleanse without drinking green looking concoctions for three days straight.

3. Prada Candy Florale
    Another Christmas present, I absolutely love this perfume. It's very sweet smelling when yo first spray it, but after a minute or two, the top, very floral notes dissipate and the more mild scent of flowers and sweet smell of caramel. Not exactly a winter scent, but it sure cheers you up from the doom and gloom of winter.

4. Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream
     Speaking of the doom and gloom of winter, my hands have been super dry to the point where they start cracking. Not a pretty sight. This hand cream is the only thing that heals them and the best part of this lotion, besides the fact that it was no smell, it's about $5-$6. Go get some if your hands are suffering

5. Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil
   To go along with the hand cream is this wonderful cuticle oil. While it may see redundant to use this, the cuticle tougher than the skin on your hand and for me at least needs a little extra something to keep them from cracking. One sweep on each finger and the cuticle in conjunction with the hand cream, and my hands are as good as new.

Moving on to the beauty section of these favorites

6. NYX Blush in Natural
  AA very underrated blush, this gives the perfect, just in from the cold flush pink tint to your cheeks. It's cheap, small, and matte, so its good for every day looks, especially the days you have 8 AM Chemistry lab, and need something that you can do without a lot of time or sleep.

7. Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer
   Speaking of a lack of sleep, this past month, especially this past week has had a few late nights. This concealer has done a good just of just making me look more awake and ready for the day, despite the want to crawl back into bed.

8. NYX Tea Tree Blotting Paper
   Despite it being winter, I have really oily skin and need to get rid of that shine halfway through the day. These are great at eliminating the shine without taking off any makeup. They take up no room in my bag and they are cheap.

Miscellaneous Favorites

9. YouTube
  Alright, some of you may be going, "Really, YouTube is one of your favorites?" And my answer is yes, it really is. It is one of my favorites sites, but not just for pleasure, I use YouTube a lot for academic purposes. ( Later, I will have a post on my favorite channels to watch if you need help in a particular subject or just want another resources to use.) And then, of course, during my breaks in-between homework and studying, I love watching beauty gurus/artists.  Essie Button (Estee Lalonde) , Jacyln Hill, Dana Marie and Meghan Rienks to just name a few.

10. Valentines Day Non Perils
  These may appear to be the most simple candy, but these have a serious addicting ingredient in them I swear. My friends and I do homework in the hallway of our dorm and love to have these are share them, so we all don't fell so guilty when we eat them. They are dark chocolate, so they have some health benefits( or so I tell myself)  We also get a good chuckle out of how pink they turn our tongues and teeth.

11. Supernatural and Pretty Little Liars
   I honestly do not watch any TV while I am at college. The only time I had the TV on was to Watch the State of the Union Address for my Microeconomics class. However, I watch these two shows online, when I have a spare hour for a break. I have watch every single episode of each season for each of the shows. For Supernatural, what's not to love, great music, an awesome, to die for car and brother's kicking butt ( and they just happen to be extremely attractive.) And for Pretty Little Liars, awesome style, unbreakable friendship, and somehow, despite everything the Liars have been trough, I can't help but want to one of them. ( My personal choice is Aria.)

So those are all of my favorites for January. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below. Also, what have you been loving this past month. Comment down below. See you all very soon.

Lots of Love,

Catherine


 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Hello Bookworms,

I have a few updates for you very soon, they should be up by tonight! Hope everyone is having a good day.

Lots of Love,

Catherine