September 17, 2015 • bucketlist, fall, Inspire
I do love a good bucketlist. My life is a little different now that I'm at college, but I still have plenty of fun things I want to do this fall season. However, I'm still mourning over the fact that I can't burn candles in my dorm room.
- Football Games. College football games are so exciting and fun, especially when the weather turns cold. I can't wait to bundle up in my spirit gear and cheer on the team.
- Beanies. I LOVE beanies. They're such a cute addition to any fall or winter outfit, plus they can hide your greasy hair. I've pretty much been waiting all summer to wear them again.
- Moisturize. Ha. I suck at putting on lotion. Before it gets to the point where my skin is super dry in the winter, I'm going to get into the habit of moisturizing every night (or at least try).
- Apple Donuts. Now that I'm away from home, I don't get to have some of the food that's popular where I live. I grew up having one particular type of apple cinnamon donuts in the fall, and if my parents don't bring me any when they visit, I'm going to be a little disappointed.
- Baskin Robbins Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream. So random, so good. This is the perfect seasonal ice cream, and I need it in my life. Right now.
- Walk outside more. I'm already achieving this solely because I have to walk outside to get places on campus, but I really want to appreciate the outdoors more. Fall is such a beautiful time and I can't wait to see all the trees start to change.
- Keep eating fruit. College eating is weird. And I always find it difficult to eat fruit in the fall and winter, because my favorite types aren't in season. But, as fruit is incredibly healthy, I must keep eating it. No excuses.
- Boots. Best of all, I'm so freakin' excited to start wearing boots again. I have a bit of an obsession, and I've tallied up that I have 6 different pairs of black boots. I don't know.
What's on your fall bucketlist?
September 9, 2015 • Beauty, Highlighter, Review, Trend
If you haven't heard that beauty guru Jaclyn Hill released a highlighter in collaboration with Becca and it's incredibly stunning and everyone's dying over it, you've probably been living under a rock. Basically, Jaclyn does beautiful tutorials complete with amazing contouring and highlighting. If you're ever looking for super glam inspiration, seriously, go watch her videos.
So, it's no surprise that she released a limited edition highlighter with Becca as part of their pressed highlighter collection. It's exclusive to Sephora, and literally impossible to find. I went to so many stores throughout a couple weeks and finally saw a whole display of them in the Sephora in Block 37. I think I did a little jump for joy/happy dance sequence when I found it.
The shade, 'Champagne Pop', is definitely just as beautiful as everyone says it is. It's warm and golden with peach undertones, and I find that it especially suits my olive-toned skin. In saying that, I think this could be a universally flattering shade because it's not overly warm and adds a natural, sunny glow. The cool thing is that you can apply the tiniest bit to the tops of your cheekbones and have a subtle glow, or you can add more for a glamorous night look. And this is great for a night out, because it really lasts.
The powder is very finely milled and buttery, and because of that it's soft and breaks easily. Guard this with your life! Jokes. But do be careful. At $38, this isn't your best bargain (although it is worth it), and the limited edition aspect makes it tricky to find another one. If you can find it, do yourself a favor and buy it. I mean, just look at how gorgeous that swatch is.
Did you manage to get your hands on this special Becca product?
Here it is. The time I've been anticipating for about 4 years. If you've been around these pages for the past few months, you might've noticed me going on about how I leave for college soon and blah blah blah.
My whole life has been pretty constant, I guess as constant as anything can be in the constant state of change. I've lived in the same house, stayed in the same school district, driven the same roads, and seen the same people. There have been plenty of small changes, shifts, transitions -- but nothing like this. Before, I changed my room around, went from junior high to high school, nearly failed my driver's license test, and found new friends. The catch with all those changes was that something was different, but everything else was the same. But now, everything's new.
New room, new classes, new roads, new friends.
I want to say I look forward to the next stage of my life with an open heart and an open mind. I want to say I'm 100% excited for what lies ahead. I want to say I'm not afraid.
I want to curl up in bed and have my mom tell me everything will be okay.
I recently read something that told me it didn't matter what everyone else was doing, and to do things when I feel ready. One of those things included going to college. But do you really know when you're ready? Honestly, I don't feel prepared. But will I ever? I don't believe anyone's ever quite ready for a big change to happen. But it does, and you take it and run with it.
And really, what is being ready for something? Is it when you can let go of everything familiar and say, "I'm ready to step forward into the unknown."? To me, the lines between being ready and not are blurry. You can be ready and still be afraid. You can be afraid, but don't let that stop you.
I don't know how things are going to turn out. I don't know if I'll be able to keep up with writing, as much as I want to. I don't know. But what I do know is this: change is scary. But change is necessary. Without change, life wouldn't be what it is. We would never have the opportunity to grow and expand. And lastly, if you think you're not ready for change, you probably are.
September 1, 2015 • Beauty, College, organization
I'm a self-prescribed makeup addict, and while I have plenty of space for my collection at home, college is another story. Narrowing my collection down is not easy. I am guilty of picking up a product I haven't worn in months (maybe even years) and saying "but what if...". NO. Just get rid of it, Cassie. You don't need a sparkly purple lipstick leftover from the dance team years. This post is long and chattery, just like my makeup collection (am I trying to be funny?).