Lifestyle

April Resolutions Update

9:00 AM

Wow already four months through 2015; this year is already flying by!


One | Spring 2015 Dean's List: Well, my classes end today and I have a two finals/projects due next week. From what I have been able to track on my study app, I have been doing pretty well so I think I will be able to get on the Dean's List again!

Blogging

Liebster Award

9:00 AM


Happy hump day!

I didn't actually have a post scheduled for today but I got an email nominating me for A Liebster Award {again! You can see my first one here!}. I was nominated by Jenny of Breakfast at Lilly's! It is an online-only award given from bloggers to bloggers to help promote...that's right...bloggers! Thank you so much Jenna for the nomination!

Rules
  1. Thank and link the blogger(s) who have nominated you.
  2. Nominate about eleven bloggers (with less than two hundred followers) who you think deserve the award. (Don't forget to leave links to their blogs!)
  3. Answer the eleven questions posted by the blogger(s) who nominated you, then write eleven new questions for your nominees to answer.
  4. Notify your nominees
Questions

1. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? 
Europe! Especially Italy! I also would love to travel to Dubai, Hong Kong and other places! I just want to travel really!

2. What are some of your spring and summer wardrobe staples? 
J. Crew Chino shorts because spring starts in February here! A light cardigan, cute sandals but also some cute boots. 

3. What's the reason behind your blog name? (If any..)
I feel like I've explained this before, or I was planning to. Anyway, I wanted to start something in Arizona to "cut ties" with California. I wanted to do something that had to do with Arizona and also was going to reflect my evolving style. Thus, The Arizona Prepster was born! {Side note: I actually started as Arizona Prepster first but I added the "The" near the beginning of 2015...I think.}

4. What are your top 5 Favorite Songs?
  1. Polaroid - Imagine Dragons
  2. Chandelier - Sia
  3. Afraid - The Neighbourhood
  4. Shots - Imagine Dragons
  5. Anything Imagine Dragons actually

5. What's your proudest accomplishment? 
Making Dean's List three consecutive semesters {Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014}, and hopefully making it this coming semester!

6. What does your perfect day look like?
Sleeping in and not having to set an alarm. 

7. Which social media site is your favorite? 
Twitter. I'm a twitterholic. I need to go to TA {Twitter Anonymous}! Follow me @TheAZPrepster!

8. If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to? 
Kelsey, my middle name. 

9. If you could pick any career, what would it be?
Sports Journalism, for the Dodgers. Or working in the Dodgers Front Office. Or, you know, owning the Dodgers.

10. What's your greatest fear? 
Um, I'm actually not sure. Scary clowns? I really haven't thought about this in awhile.

11. What makes you smile?
Matt, Jingles {our cat}, sunny weather, good food, kind people, a good book, writing, playing my piano, blogging, the kind comments of my lovely readers!

My Questions

1. What is/was your dream college?
2. Coke or Pepsi?
3. What is an interesting fact about your hometown?
4. What is your favorite Starbucks drink?
5. What do you enjoy outside of blogging?
6. What is your favorite home cooked meal?
7. Do you have any family traditions?
8. Why did you start blogging?
9. Where is your favorite place to shop?
10. What is your favorite article of clothing?
11. If you could give one piece of advice to new bloggers, what would it be?

My Nominees

Jacquelyn of Breakfast at Blondie's
Leanne of Stamford Stylist
Morgan of Mermaid Tales
Claudia of Why this is my life
Emily of E for Emily
Graciela of Miss Graciela
Alexandra of Prep of the South
Olivia of Prep Essentials
Julia of Jules Adele
Meghan of Me as Meghan
Olivia of Liv, Laugh, & Leopard


-XOXO
Check out The Arizona Prepster on Social Media below!!

College

Moving Out of the Dorms

9:00 AM

Happy Tuesday! For many the school year is about to end and that means that it's about time to start moving out of the dorms!


You have your entire family there to move you in to your dorm, but at the end of the year what happens? You're all excited for move in but all of a sudden move out time comes and you have no idea what to do! Moving out can be more stressful than moving in if you're not prepared.

College

My Study Playlist

9:00 AM


Studying seems like the biggest chore and bore. Many people use music to help them study, myself included!

I have many playlists on my iPod {old iPhone}, and I have one that is specifically named {Exams}. Since it's the playlist I listen to the most, I always add new music to this one {as well as my massive, all music, playlist}.

I listen to various types of music and on some days I skip songs and on other days I skip other songs. I guess that's the beauty of having 53 songs on your playlist! Check out what I listen to!

Lifestyle

Friday Favorites

9:00 AM


Happy Friday! Next Friday is my last official day of class! How exciting! Next Friday, I will be doing an "End of School Year" edition of Friday Favorites! First, let's get to this week's Friday Favorites!

The Royals

The Royals is a new TV show on E!. It's like Gossip Girl but instead of being the Upper East Side, it's the British Monarchy. It's just a fun show that's perfect for Sunday night. It's on Sundays at 10pm on E!!

#WipeForWater Challenge from The Southwestern Prepster

I love Neutrogena and although I haven't gotten these wipes, I have heard so much about them and I think I will see if my local Fry's has them. Check out The Southwestern Prepster's post for all the information on this challenge!

If you've used them, what do you think of them?

Chipotle Delivery

As Jaclyn Hill would say, "YAS GIRL YASSSS". This makes me so happy, I love Chipotle but according to the article, the delivery fee could be pretty steep. We'll see how this works!

What are some of your favorites this week? Let me know!

-XOXO
Check out The Arizona Prepster on Social Media below!!

Beauty

Softlips Cube Review

9:00 AM

This is a sponsored post about the Softlips Cube that I received complimentary from Influenster. All opinions are 100% my own and are in no way influenced by this gift.


As you know, I received the Softlips Cube in my Influenster Campus VoxBox. It's so cute and it was the first thing that I used when I got my box. I've never used something like this before; I've always used a regular tube of chapstick, so this was something new for me.

I don't know if I would go out and buy it myself or not. I got the mint flavor and I'm not that big on mint lip products. I know they have other flavors and I would try them out before deciding to forgo Softlips.

Now for the actual chapstick. The chapstick itself is a dome and I don't really like that. For me, it's harder to apply it make sure I got everywhere on my lips but maybe that's because I've never used something like this before. I do like that all of the product is there and available for you to use.

I will keep using it and maybe buy some different flavors to find the one that works for me. I suggest trying it though because it is so cute! It looks like a little ice cube and it's easier to find than a regular tube of chapstick in your purse.

Have you used the Softlips Cube before? What are your thoughts?

-XOXO
Check out The Arizona Prepster on Social Media below!!
*I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing and review purposes

College

Finals Week

9:00 AM

This is my second to last week of classes and that means the next week after that is the dreaded finals week.

Fashion

Oh Shift! Lilly for Target Fiasco!

9:00 AM

So yesterday, Lilly for Target launched online and I was beyond excited for it. Except when yesterday rolled around it was such a fiasco I walked away with nothing.



Lifestyle

HopeFest Phoenix 2015

10:00 AM


Yesterday I volunteered at HopeFest Phoenix. The actual event is today from 9am-2pm but ASU and Changemaker needed volunteers to help set up yesterday.


Lifestyle

Friday Favorites

9:00 AM


Happy Friday everyone! I'm so close to the end of the semester, I can almost feel it! {Plus, my professors keep reminding us about it}. Alright, let's get to your favorite part; my Friday Favorites!

Fashion

Lilly Pulitzer + Target

9:00 AM


T-minus four days until Lilly for Target launches. I can tell you I will probably drive out of my 0.5 mile comfort zone to our Target and just gawk at everything.

College

College Tips: Applying to College

9:00 AM

Happy Tuesday!

It's about that time for students to start thinking about/applying to college! And even if that's not you, you probably know someone who is about to. However this is not just directed towards those about to apply; there will also be tips for those who are not quite there yet.


Applying to college can seem like the scariest thing in a teenager's life. Where to go? What are the requirements? Do I even want to go to college? There are so many questions that flood a student's brain. It's no wonder that many just push it off until the very last minute.

Beauty

Campus VoxBox Unboxing!

9:00 AM

*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing and review purposes. The sign up link is an affiliate link


I received my very first VoxBox from Infuenster over the weekend and I'm very excited to share with you my unboxing video!


If you want to receive free products to review, then I highly suggest signing up for Influenster, you can do so here: www.influenster.com/r/1052535 or at www.influenster.com!

I can't wait to test out these products individually!

-XOXO
Check out The Arizona Prepster on Social Media below!!

Lifestyle

Friday Favorites

9:00 AM


Happy Friday everyone! I only have three more Friday's left! The official last day of class is May 1! Alright, here are my favorites!

Beauty

Spring Makeup!

9:00 AM


Happy Thursday! I hope your week is going well! Today I want to talk about spring makeup!

College

How to Safely Use Yik Yak

9:00 AM

In the age of the internet and Yik Yak is something that I'm surprised hasn't show up before recently {and if it has then I guess I missed it}. Yik Yak is an anonymous {yes actually anonymous} social media {?} app that allows you to post anonymously if you are over 18. You download the app and that's it.


Now the only way {that I know of} that Yik Yak knows you are over 18 is by your location. It uses the location of your device and if you are not near an elementary, a middle, or a high school then you can use the app. Every time you yak or vote on a yak then you get yakarma. It's really simple.

Lifestyle

Motivational Monday #4

9:00 AM

It's already April! How crazy! It's time for the fourth Motivational Monday!


Recently, I've been feeling swamped so I really need some motivation right about now.

Lifestyle

Happy Easter + My Very First Vlog!!

1:45 PM

Happy Easter everyone!

I hope everyone has a great day with friends and family. Now I want to share something with you all, my very first vlog! It's only about one minute and thirty seconds long but I'm excited to start this new branch with you all!

As you may have seen on my Instagram, I am going to receive the Influenster Campus VoxBox and I want to do a vlog about it when I receive it so this is just to help get me used to being behind the camera!

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