Lifestyle

June Resolutions Update

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We are officially halfway through 2015! That is so exciting!


One | Spring 2015 Dean's List: As you know from last month's update; I finished the school year with a 3.63, meaning I made the Spring 2015 Dean's List. However, in May I applied to Barrett, The Honors College at ASU and I got in!

Beauty

ncLA Nudes Swatch & Review

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Last week, I unboxed my very first BOXYCHARM box and it included a beautiful nude nail lacquer! {You can watch the unboxing video here! Also, I'll give the details on this at the end of the post!} I was so excited to receive this in my box because I've never ever owned a nude polish/lacquer before. I put it on last Sunday and fell in love with it!

Fashion

Fourth of July Outfits

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Fourth of July is almost here, next Saturday to be exact! That means it's time for girls to dawn their multiple pieces of flag apparel. Now, I'm not saying there's anything wrong with flag-designed apparel, but many people cannot wear that to work or office party the day before. So here are some red, white, and blue themed clothing that give of that patriotic vibe, subtly.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4
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1 | 2 | 3 | 4
I love all three of these outfits and would wear them all if I could! I actually have a similar outfit to picture number one {minus the white cardigan} and I love it!

-XOXO
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Lifestyle

Insta-Lately

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I've been pretty busy the last couple of weeks and I've been trying to document more on Instagram because I love taking pictures! You can follow my Instagram here!

If you have been following me, you will know that many exciting things have happened recently! So, here's what has happened!

On Monday, I posted my latest College Tips! You can read about it here!
H&M Jersey Dress | Black Cardigan (very old)
Last Monday, I talked about all of the new clothes that I got! You can read about them here!
One of the {very} many pictures that I took during my shoot for my New Clothes blog post!
June 8th was Jingles' birthday! No, she was not actually born June 8th, but you can read about that here!
If you didn't take a picture of your new stuff that night, did you really go shopping?
Phoenix ComicCon 2015!
My first two coffee table books! {They're also a very good read.}
-XOXO
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Lifestyle

2015-16 Lilly Pulitzer Planners

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The time has come, Lilly Pulitzer has released their 2015-2016 planners! I currently have the medium size Spa Blue Let's Cha Cha planner and it's alright {I mean it does have Joc Pederson and Tim Federowicz's autographs in it, so it's quite alright}. I definitely should have gotten the large size last year but I managed just fine with the medium size. However if you really are a busy bee, definitely get the large size.


These planners run through August 2015 - December 2016, just like always {which I sometimes find weird. They come in four sizes; small {also known as pocket}, medium, large, and jumbo. They come in a variety of prints. Inside, they have weekly and monthly views, notes pages, and stickers! They also have some new features including travel pages! Also, according to the website, they have a journal section; which I find a bit interesting. I don't know if I would want to "journal" in my planner that I took everywhere with me.

College

What to Do the Summer Before College

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For many recent graduates, summer has officially begun! This is your final summer before you head off to college, possibly away from your friends and family. It is very important that you cherish the tine that you have with your friends this summer because this time next year, who know's if you'll all be back in town!

Lifestyle

Friday Favorites: New Job

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So, my first week of training is over, and I'm so excited! I know I didn't post on Wednesday, but I think for now I will only be doing three days a week because of my schedule currently. I'll be posting every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; I'll try to post on Tuesday's if I can! Okay, let's get back to talking about my job!

Blogging

How to Use MailChimp

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I've seen people asking how to create a Newsletter and MailChimp is the most commonly known free service {even Her Campus and HCBN use it!}. For the free service, you are allowed up to 2,000 subscribers and you can send 12,000 emails a month. It really isn't hard, there are many tutorials, so I decided to walk you through how to use MailChimp!

Fashion

New Job, New Clothes

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Happy Monday! Today is my first day of training at my new job! So I figured I'd show you some of the awesome clothes {and other items} that I got last Thursday. The outfit pictured is the one that I'm wearing today! Everything I got, pictured or not, will be linked at the bottom!

I'm always up for new clothes, and I'm so glad that I actually had a reason to get nice clothes! Clothing wise, we went to H&M, Macy's, and Kohl's {but didn't find any good clothes at Kohl's}. We got shoes from Kohl's and Target and went to MAC for the makeup spray. I had so much fun going around and trying to find clothes, but it was also a struggle sometimes because the company has specific guidelines that need to be followed. A majority of my clothes are from H&M, and I wish I could've gotten more clothes from them!

Here's what I got, and what I'm wearing today!







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Bar III Envelope-Hem Sheath Dress | LC Lauren Conrad pumps {Unavailable, similar here| Style&co Watch | Mac Prep + Prime Fix+

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Have you gotten any new clothes recently?

-XOXO
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Lifestyle

Life Lately | June 2015

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I haven't done a "Life Lately" for awhile; the last one was right after Thanksgiving last year! So much has changed in the past six/seven months and I couldn't be happier! Let's get started!

School | I finished my sophomore year of college! It's incredible to think that I'm already halfway done; I feel like I just started yesterday! I'm excited to start my upperclassmen classes but I know that these classes really matter and that I need to really focus on them. I'm excited for my fall classes, especially BIO 305, Biology Behind the Crime Scene and IAS 415 Life in the Universe.

Job | I got my first job! Now this really is huge for me! I got a job with Piedmont Airlines and I will be working at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport! I start training next Monday and will be training for roughly four weeks. I'm very nervous but extremely excited! I will be a gate agent, the person who check you in, so if you ever fly into Phoenix, fly US Airways Express/American Eagle!

YouTube | As you know, I have my YouTube channel and I'm hoping to continue doing it after I start this job. The only tough thing will be getting around this training. It's Monday - Friday, so it'll be really hard. Once that's over, it'll be more manageable and I'll definitely figure out a schedule for filming. I'm very happy that I started this YouTube channel, I'm just still trying to figure out how to set up for the best video in our tiny apartment.

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone | This is one of the most rewarding things I've done, and encompasses the job and YouTube. Another I've done outside my comfort zone was drive more often and further from the apartment. I've also applied to Barrett, The Honors College at ASU and I will find out if I'm in on June 19! I may have a very small comfort zone but that's what anxiety does; however I'm so happy and proud to say that I've come so far in a short amount of time.

That's my life lately, how's your life been going? Have you done anything exciting?

-XOXO
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Lifestyle

May 2015 Favorites

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Well, May is over and I decided that I'm going to start doing monthly favorites! Starting next month I'll do an accompanying video, but I have too much going on right now. So let's get into it!

Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo

I've never used a dry shampoo before I got this, I didn't really know what it was; at first I thought it was powder that you would put on your hair.

Real Techniques Core Collection

I've only used these brushes a few times but they're so great! They are so soft and the buffing brush is definitely my favorite. When I used this with my foundation, I couldn't feel the makeup on my skin; it was great!

Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation

I love this foundation! If you've seen my first impressions video, you already know that; but still! This foundation actually makes me want to wear makeup and was definitely my go-to foundation this month!

The Royals

The Royals technically premiered in March but ended in May so it can still be a favorite; and it was my favorite show this month. I was always looking forward to Sunday nights so I could see this show and I can't wait for it to come back this fall!

Jingles

Well she's always my favorite so that goes without saying.

Gary Visiting!

It's always fun when Gary comes to visit!

Well, there's my favorites for the month of May! I can't wait to see what I like this month! Also, I just subscribed to Boxycharm, so you can expect to see monthly unboxing videos!

-XOXO
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