Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ok, so I was bad last week, but in my defense, it is the last two weeks of the semester,  so as an apology, I have a lot of words of wisdom for you this week. Let's begin!

Wednesday Wisdoms

1.  A phone call means more than a text, no matter what the message is

2. Boys will always be confusing

3. Guys are genuinely scared of spiders ( trust me on this one)

4. There will be some things you will never understand and that is ok

5. The end of the semester is bittersweet, so enjoy every minute of it

6. Online math homework is never a good idea

7. Spring fever is a very real sickness

8. "You never lose, you either win, or learn"- Anonymous

9. Waiting to hear back from someone about something important is one of the most stressful things

10. Getting concert tickets, no matter how many concerts you have been to, will always be exciting

11. When doing economics homework, you need at least a dozen different colored pens

12. Reading an economics textbook is a great way to get yourself to fall asleep in under 2 minutes

13. Hearing the words I miss you is one of the best phrases to hear

14. Crossing tasks off a to-do list gives you a great sense of accomplishment- try it and see what you can get done

Good luck to everyone during their last week or so at college/university. Talk to you all very soon.

Lots of love,
Catherine

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Good Evening Bookworms! So this is a long overdue post, but with the semester coming to a close in less than a week, ( can I just say how quickly my first year of college went, the fact that I'm basically done boggles my mind), I have been very busy recently.

When I went home a few weekends ago for Easter Break, I was met with a little surprise on my front door steps. It was an Influenster box. I was kindly sent the Campus Voxbox, which included a Saint Ives apricot scrub, a Jergens Instant Sun self tanning mousse in dark, soft lips cube lip balm in mint, sour patch straws and a package of chewy candy and a sample of the L'oreal smooth intense ultimate strength shampoo, conditioner and treatment.

I have tried the chewy sour punch candy, and as a sweet tooth lover, especially sour, I really like these, though they do dye your tongue an interesting color when you are done.

I have not used the St. Ives scrub from this box, but have used this scrub in the past and I am excited to try it again for the first time in a long time.

As for the others, such as the Jergens, Softlips and L'oreal, I have not tried the products in this box but have used, and loved, other products from the brand previously.

I promise, and I mean pinky promise, that when I go home for the summer, there will be an in depth review of all of the products and maybe even a video to go along with it.

For now, I hope this gives you a little insight into what I have been doing recently.

Lots of Love,

Catherine

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Good Evening Bookworms!

Hope everyone has had a good week. I personally am excited for the approaching weekend, but thankfully, it is only two days away. Here are this weeks installments of Wednesday Wisdoms. Hopefully this week, I will be able to post something that I have never posted/talked about before on my blog. Stay tuned !

Wednesday Wisdoms

1. Somethings just don't go the way you planned

2.  You will have days where nothing that normally works won't, but remember, breathe, even bad days only last 24 hours

3. Mac and cheese + sriracha = *heart eyes*

4. You don't realize how much the stupid little mundane things mean to you until you loose them

5. Throwbacks are a great way to relive memories as well as embarrasses your family and friends

6. There are many ways to show you care about someone, and more often then not, it is shown without words

Enjoy and talk to you all very soon!

Lots of Love,

Catherine

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

As promised, the Wednesday Wisdom's are going up, with just about an hour to spare. So enjoy,


1. Walking in the rain is magical

2. Being a gentleman will never go out of style

3. Not everyday is good, but there is something good in every day

4. Enjoy every day, live life in the moment, time does this funny thing of passing too quickly without us really noticing

5. What is right for you will not always be right for someone else

6. The best surprises are the ones you never thought were possible

7. You never really outgrow your childhood passions, or rather, you never outgrow the child within you

... And that is all I have for this week. Hope everyone is having an amazing week and will continue to pray for good/warm weather. A girl could get used to 70 degrees.

Lots of Love,

Catherine
Hello Bookworms,

I cannot believe it is April! And with a new month means a monthly favorites. The past few months I have had favorites written down to post, but by the time I got to actually writing up the post, it was already two weeks into the following month and I just said to myself, just wait for next month.

Starting now, there will be no more, 'just wait for next month', I will keep on top of updating.

I apologize in advanced for no photos of my favorites as I left them at school when I came home for Easter Break.



March Favorites 


1. Bare Minerals Matte Foundation

I will be honest, I was not expecting to like this, but on a whim, I walked into one of the free standing stores and asked them to match me for a foundation shade. I have combination skin, so it's very oily in spots and extremely dry in others. For me personally, with a primer, it works pretty well, but only for a very light coverage. I find it works best for my skin to use this to touch up my foundation throughout the day. In a simple phrase, it gets my stamp of approval. 

2.  Clinique Super Primer 

I got this as a sample from Sephora and was super excited when I got it as I have been a Clinique lover since my mom would let me use the makeup she would get with purchase ( the ones that always came with the really cool and colorful bags) This is a white primer, but they do make one targeted for particular areas of concern. Wile this does not work very well with mineral makeup, it works extremely well with any kind of liquid foundation. I have to use for a little bit longer to see if getting the full size is worth it.

3. Gerard Cosmetics

 I ordered a lipstick and lipgloss awhile ago from Gerard Cosmetics, and after a small delay and a wonderful lady who works in there customer service area, I finally received my makeup. I am in love with their lipstick, the formula is on the matte side, so once they are one, they will not move. The lipgloss, I got the shade in buttercream, and while it is gorgeous, it just doesn't wow me. Its pigmented but it's quite thick, and for me at least, it leaves little pieces of 'stuff' on my lip. A great brand overall, just not sold on their lip glosses.

4. Organix Keratin Oil Shampoo and Conditioner

The winter months and weather have wreaked havoc on my hair and these two products saved my hair from the dry weather, put moisture back in and overall, gives life back into my hair. I love the smell, yet I'm not too sure how to describe it. Its a warm smell, yet there is something else about it that appeals to me. If your hair is in need of some moisture, try this one out, its cheep, can be found at the drugstore and works wonderfully.


5. Lush Mask of Magnaminty -

I have had acne since I was in the 7th grade, and have been going to a dermatologist since I was a sophomore in high school, needless to say, I have had my fair share or acne and red spots. This mask is amazing for drawing out the gunk in your face and calming the skin. A bonus for me is it combates the ridiculous amount of oil in my face and smells like a giant bottle of peppermint oil.

6. Youtubers -

I have loved watch Dacey Hapa on youtube. She is stunning, funny, intriguing, and incredibly talented. If you find yourself surfing the web while on a study break, go look her up and explore her channel!

I have also loved watching Samantha from Batalash. She is 100% real all the time, gorgeous and can pull off every look she ever wears, from silver hair to her 'talons' as she calls them. Again, take a look at her on Youtube during your next study break.



That is all I have for March Favorites, I will hopefully get weekly Wednesdays up sometime today. But until then, enjoy your day.

Lots of Love,

Catherine

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Happy Wednesday Bookworms!


 Hope everyone is doing well, and hopefully enjoying the warm(er) weather. I just hope that this time, it sticks around for a while. With Easter Break approaching, that means a few days of relaxation before the last stretch of the semester is over.

And with that, here are a few things I have learned over the last few days,

Wednesday Wisdoms


1. Always use pencil when doing economics/ Calculus homework, trust me, you will thank me later

2. Family doesn't end in blood, and it doesn't start either

3. It takes longer than you think to remember that someone is gone

4. And its okay to cry when that realization hits you

5. Don't ever be afraid to ask a professor about what will be given on an exam. Don't be afraid to ask if certain formulas will be given, the worse case scenario is they say know, the best, they include them on the exam if you ask nicely. Asking nicely works wonders.

6. Being able to validate your reason, opinion, or answer is important ( it help me learn my previous 'wisdom')

7. Keep holding on, and always keep fighting

8. Friends are the people you can spend hours talking about the random things with, not those that only come to you for help and never offer it

Hopefully you either learned something or realized something yourself this week. Have a great rest of the week and talk to you all real soon.

Lots of Love,

Catherine