January 30, 2015

January Favorites

Alright. To be honest, I feel really guilty about not posting yesterday, so I may end up writing another post today and scheduling it so that it looks like I posted it on Thursday. That's dedication people.
Anyways, I thought I'd share some of my favorites from this month because to be honest I had a lot. Get ready for a lot of reading.

Beauty:
NYX Dream Catcher Dusk til Dawn Palette
I received the NYX "Dream Catcher Dusk til Dawn"  palette for my Birthday from one of my good friends and have been using it daily since! I love the range of colors from light and everyday to smokier colors that would be perfect for a night out! It's similar to my Urban Decay Naked 1 palette, but it has a much more affordable price tag and has comparable quality. Yay for saving money!

My mom picked this mascara up from the store last week when she saw it was on sale and I've been really liking it! It's a nice change from my usual Maybelline Falsies and I'm surprisingly pleased by it! Not too dramatic for every day and it doesn't flake all over my under eyes.

I talk about this more in my Everyday Makeup post, but this stuff is a lifesaver. Fo real. Highly recommend. Also, I have what I would describe as combination skin because my skin is dry but typically oily and I like the matte formula. I haven't tried the original version, but I don't really find the need to.

I'm not going to lie. I feel kind of guilty for liking this perfume so much, but it's a perfect everyday scent for me! I typically don't go for very sweet or powdery scents, but I really enjoy this one and think that the scent lasts quite a while which is always a plus for long days at school or work.


Jewelry:
Holy smokes. These earrings are my favorite (that's why I'm including them in my January favorites, see what I did there?). I got these from my parents for my birthday and they ROCK. They are a bit heavy though, so just beware of that. My ears have been particularly sensitive this winter, so I had a little bit of trouble, but it's nothing a little Neosporin can't fix!

From my Instagram

I had to do a whole post on this brand I'm so obsessed. So much love. 
From my Instagram

Fashion:
White "Low" Converse
Can you call converse fashion? Well I'm going to. They're comfortable, cute, and all-season shoes. I'm fairly confident these will never go out of style.

Everything Else:
I got this as a gift and it's really cute and functional!

Peanut Butter
Yum. I really enjoy eating this out of the jar with a spoon. Fun times.

Music



This is what I've been listening to lately. The most random mix of music ever? Yes. Do I still love it? Yes.

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Currently Loving:
Somethings have really been catching my eye this month and I though I'd share a few of them with you!

Do any of you guys have the Fitbit Charge HR and love it? (Or hate it!?)
Let me know in the comments below what you think!
Have any questions? Hit me up on Tumblr!

January 28, 2015

Letting Go & Looking Forward

So here's the deal: my High School is crazy and second semester didn't officially start until yesterday. Yes, January 26th. Anyways, I feel like whenever the new semester starts, it's time to ket go of whatever happened last semester. I have trouble starting over at the new year just because I know that the semester isn't over yet, but once it is, I always feel better.
I think that learning to let go is a really important skill. Although I've mastered it in some parts of my life aka school and my appearance, I'm not the person to ask when it comes to grudges or relationships/crushes. I'm also a bit of a type A control freak, so learning to not have control is a really difficult thing for me.
When it comes to school, I've learned that once a grade is in, there is really no changing it. You can't dwell on last semester's grade so much so that it's affecting the new semester. If you did something wrong (like I did #APStatistics) look at what you did, learn from the experience, and change. Act like Elsa and let it go.

Looking forward, I really hope to kick ass this semester and achieve some goals that I've set for myself. The semester is going well so far, and I hope to keep it on the upswing. I really only have February, March, and April left of high school, so I hope to make the best of it. I can't do that by concentrating on the past, so here we are, looking forward to these next four months and hoping to make the best out of them.
I've struggled to find the balance of work and play in the past, and this semester I'm determined to perfect it before I leave for college and am on my own. Also I hope to figure out what the heck I want to do with my life because currently all I want to do is watch Scandal and Parks and Recreation.

And with that, I leave you all.

January 27, 2015

In Between the Lines

I've recently been hoping to get back in to journaling. I've journal in the past, mostly sporadically through out High School, but I've never been very consistent with it. Blogging often serves of a bit of a photo journal for me, but I really would like to look back at things that happened daily. I think the best motivation for journaling would be finding an adorable journal. I think I'll end up either purchasing a Maybooks journal just because they're so adorable!
I love this one!

And this one is so adorable too!

Here are so more that I love:
So tell me: Do you journal?
Comment down below telling me which one is your favorite!

January 26, 2015

Buttercup's Bookshelf

I'd like to start out by apologizing for the lack of posts at the end of last week. I had my (hopefully) last set of High School finals last week and by the time I realized that I hadn't posted anything, it was Friday night! I hope to redeem myself this first day of the new semester by sharing what's currently on my bedside table waiting to be read. I always seem to have more time to read at the beginning of the semester, so I hope to get through some of these before the heavy load hits. 

I plan on doing reviews on some of these books as I finish them, so keep an eye out for them!


As you can see I'm on a bit of a law kick and spent most of my weekend catching up on "How to Get Away with Murder" and reading Law 101. 

I hope to resume my regular posting schedule this week of posting everyday at 8:30 am Central Time!
Check back tomorrow to see a new post!

January 20, 2015

Tip Tuesday Roundup

Okay. So back in 2012 (woah how is that already three years ago?!) I used to write these "Tip Tuesday" posts almost every Tuesday. Some of them were very popular while others got lost in the shuffle. Some of these posts however, had pretty good tips in my opinion - especially for my sophomore year writing skills, talk about embarrassing.

So here you are: The Tip Tuesday Roundup. I'm bringing it back.







Okay. Enjoy. I guess. you may not. I'm not trying to peer pressure you.
Okay. Good bye.