Skincare

New Beauty Product Haul – Part 2

Hello guys! Welcome back to part 2 of my massive beauty product haul from my own purchases and from Christmas. Part one will be linked here, and it was all makeup, this will be skincare and haircare and body care!

Skincare:

Kiehls Ultra Facial Cleanser – I know this is not cruelty free, but it was a gift so I will use it up! I am excited to try this face cleanser out.

Pacifica Kale Detox Deep Cleansing Face Wash – I love pacifica products and this face wash looks lovely. I hope that it works out and I am excited to test it out.

Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner – This toner is literally famous and I’ve always wanted to try it! Since my skin needs some serious brightening help I am going to try this out since everyone has said it makes your skin glow. Continue reading “New Beauty Product Haul – Part 2”

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Girl Talk/Advice/Motivation

Life Update: First Semester of College!

Hello guys! Welcome back to our blog. Today is going to be a more personal post so I hope you are along for the ride! Grab a snack because I don’t know how long it will be. We will return to our regularly scheduled beauty blog programming in a couple of days.

I go to a college in California, at my dream school! I am majoring in Music industry studies, so I’m learning about the music business. I’m so excited to graduate and be an artist manager, or a social media marketing person for an artist, I’m not sure what the job title is.

Anyway, I moved into my dorm in mid-August of this year, my roommate is lovely and she and I are good friends. I’m happy to report that I had no roommate horror stories, which is great because we will be rooming for the next semester as well.

My dorm was so fun to decorate! it is all cute and Pinterest-y. I enjoyed creating my own space, all the wall art is from Marshalls and I love it.

I also joined the cross country team! I love all the girls on the team and I had a great time getting to know them. I was the only freshman but I had so much fun! I wish I could show you my uniform but it has my school name on it and I’d like to keep that private.

We run 6k races and we practice every weekday morning at 6 am, which I struggled with a little, not gonna lie. We did weights on Monday and Wednesday, and then a pool workout on Thursday. I am incredibly in shape right now and I love it!

My classes are not super difficult, they are based a lot on meeting industry people, so I’ve been able to manage my classwork with sports. I’m chasing down a social media marketing internship as well, so fingers crossed!

I am also in a rock band, and frequently write songs with a couple of composing friends so that is awesome! I enjoy being creative in my free time, I’ve been really busy with new projects so it has been preventing me from blogging!

I was able to make friends, I have several good guy friends, and a few good girl friends! Of course I still miss my high school orchestra cross country friends, Christine and I face time every couple of weeks if we can. I wasn’t homesick, but I did feel a little lonely during the semester so that was the only part that wasn’t the best, I just missed being around familiar people. Other than that I really enjoyed my college experience and I’m excited to go back for next semester!

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Skincare

Charcoal teeth whitener

Hello lovelies! Now if you’re like me, you’ve probably noticed these little teeth whitened popping up on YouTube and Instagram lately. Like my usual self I have always been curious to try new and interesting things.

The charcoal teeth whiteners have been on my list for awhile! So when I went to Marshall’s and found this for $6 I was sold instantly. Now I will note it did not come with a tooth brush like most of this do, but luckily I had some extra.

After my first use, I found that the powder is magic because somehow it gets EVERYWHERE. so I would recommend you do it over a skin or in your shower, the charcoal itself looks really cool as your brushing it, I kinda feel like a pirate with gross looking black teeth. And it does feel very grainy as your brushing your teeth as well as after.

After use I would recommend swishing some water or mouth wash because there do tend to be little black specks left on your teeth right after use.

As for results you can see a slight change after the first use, but for best results I would use for a week.

The container says you could use this as a substitute for toothpaste, Which I mean you totally could, but if you’re like me, who likes minty fresh breath, I would use this charcoal Whitener first, and then right after brush your teeth with your normal toothpaste!

Comment down below if you’ve used any of these and what you think!

Tata

Christine

Girl Talk/Advice/Motivation

Life Update – High School Graduation, College, Our Pets etc.

Hello our loves! This is a super chatty post, so grab your popcorn ‘cuz this will be a dense one!

Okay, lets start off with our high school graduation!

We will be graduating high school in two weeks. For the both of us, it hasn’t really set in that our high school career will be at an end. We met our freshman year, so this will be bitter sweet. The two of us have already gotten our caps and gowns, as well as our graduation dresses. When we got our caps and gowns, we thought finally it would sink in that we’re graduating, but it hasn’t. We both feel so ready to be out, yet at the same time we aren’t ready to leave.

Both of us are going to college next fall, but it was tough to make the decision of which schools we wanted to attend out of all that we had applied to!

Hailey: I was stuck between a school in Boston and one in California for the longest time. The college in Boston was the best in the world for what I was studying, but I didn’t like the people or campus as much as the California, and it was hard to let that opportunity of such a good program go even if I knew it wasn’t a good fit for me. It made me so stressed, but I didn’t realize until I had picked the California how much it had been affecting me. That was one of the reasons why Christine took over so much in April, I just was not able to blog from the nerves of picking a school.

Christine: Choosing the college that i am attending to caused me a lot of stress too. In one hand I had my family, who were very set upon me going to the school of their choice, and in the other I had Continue reading “Life Update – High School Graduation, College, Our Pets etc.”

Girl Talk/Advice/Motivation

Dorm Room Decor Idea

Hello love bugs!

As many of you know, Hailey and I will be college freshmen this coming fall, which means…DORMS

I am so uber excited to decorate my dorm. And since I strongly believe that myself, and all women are queens/princesses in their own way, I’m decorating my dorm in a princessy way. Now it’s not going to be uber little girl girly, my plan is to make it girly yet chic.

Bedding

I really like the blush pink ruffle bedding idea with accents of white pillows. I think it’s super cute. And not overly girly. Real talk though. While shopping for this I realized how EXPENSIVE duvet and comforters are! Like OMG WHAT?!

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Girl Talk/Advice/Motivation

How I Deal With my Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and Depression is something most people experience, some more than others.

I experience both, my anxiety tends to be the worse of it, after an anxiety attack I do suffer from depressive spells.

When I was younger i didn’t really know how to handle them. I used to feel someone to physically hold me tight as I let it all happen, then after I was done and my depressive spells started I would close myself away for a few days. It was really hard to motivate myself to do anything but sleep.

As i grew older I figured out better ways to deal with all this. Continue reading “How I Deal With my Anxiety and Depression”

Blogging

Dollar Store haul!

Hello lovebugs!

A few months ago, Hailey and I went to the dollar store in search of some props to use for our blog photos.

beads:

These beads will be super cute neatly scattered around a product

Flowers:

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