Expectation vs. Reality: What I Wish I Knew Before Graduating College

It has officially been one year since I graduated from my university. Last May, life was a whirlwind of excitement, stress, and doubt. Since then, I’ve come a long way and learned quite a bit about the workforce, my personal habits, “adulting”, and what makes me happy. Seeing as we’re in the peak graduation season,…

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September Goals.

Graduate school and the high school I work at both started this week. To say the least, it was an exhausting, difficult, tearful week. But after handing out a whole bunch of syllabi, receiving my own stack of them, and juggling a few things, I think I have some idea on how the next 4…

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Fall 2016 Masters Schedule.

As I was falling off the face of the blogosphere last year, I was also in the process of going back to school. I fell out of blogging before I even got to tell you guys what I decided to get my masters in or what my career, academic, and life goals were! Don’t worry, I’ll…

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Mini Ulta Haul.

I got this tiny haul a little while ago actually, but I am now just breaking it out. I know it’s only a few items, but I think pretty much all of them are going to be game changers to my everyday makeup routine. Tarte Mascara – Honestly, one of the best parts of this mascara…

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5 Ways to Make the Transition Into Fall a Little Easier.

I know that I am in a minority when it comes to wanting summer to be over. I cannot wait till the next few days or so when both university and my work start back up again. But not everyone is as excited when it comes to giving up their vacation, or warm weather, or…

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Makeup and Self Portraits.

Yesterday was an interesting day, but it at least was a killer makeup day. I tried quite a few new products, like my jumbo UD setting spray, my NYX super nude colored gloss, and the famed RCMA powder. On top of all that, I also tried a few new techniques, like using my Becca highlight…

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Trying Out Kylie Cosmetics.

Being the lipgloss fangirl that I am, I finally gave into all the hype and waited in the online queue for my Kylie Cosmetics’ birthday product last week! And I have to say, I was happily content with the results. Even right down to the packaging and getting the box in the mail, I enjoyed…

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Sinfully Perfect Summer Nail Polishes.

Despite my hatred for summer, I will admit that I don’t loathe every aspect of it. One thing I do enjoy is the bright colors and some of the more fashionable trends that come along. I will admit, that after a long winter, I love breaking out my wedge collection and using the whole rainbow on my…

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5 Reasons Fall is Way Better Than Summer.

Guys, I am so sick of summer. This season messes with me on many, many levels. I have a serious need for autumn and all the beauty and brilliance that accompanies it. For anyone wondering, fall is the best time of year… especially compared to summer. Pro of fall: New schedule. As both a school teacher…

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My I’m-Not-Wasting-My-Luxury-Products-in-this-Heat Everyday Face

Long enough title for you? At my very stressful, nonstop job, sweating and literally getting thrown up on is a regular occurrence. So dressing up, spending more than 10 minutes to get ready, or putting on a $200+ face is not in my M.O. NYX CC Cream If I’m doing a cheap, run out the…

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