Yes Please

Yes Please

Hello, everybody! I hope you all have had an amazing past couple of weeks. I have been really busy with school but I did recently finish Amy Poehler’s book “Yes Please”. Amy Poehler is one of my idols. I love her strong personality and feminism. This book is basically about her life and her career. Her writing style made me feel like I was having a conversation with a friend. It kept me interested throughout the entire book. I also loved her story of how she got into her career. Hollywood and comedy used to be a mainly male dominated kind of world. Obviously, there are always female comedians but it can be hard to really break through. It was really cool reading about her start in the comedy world and her rise. Towards the end of the book, she has a section about Parks and Rec. Parks and Rec is one of my favorite shows of all time. She had some moments in that section that actually made me laugh out loud. I’m not the kind of person to actually laugh at a book. Along with the stories she told, there was a lot of advice given. It was pretty general advice, not very life changing. It was nice to read nonetheless. I would totally recommend everyone to read this book. I think everyone will thoroughly enjoy it.


The Cleanser That Ruined My skin And The Cleanser That Saved It

The Cleanser That Ruined My skin And The Cleanser That Saved It

Hello everybody! I hope everyone has had a good week. I start school this week and I hope this semester I can keep trying to post. Last semester was very hectic and I put blogging on hold for a bit. So I’m always trying to new face cleansers. I’m still trying to find one that I want to stick to. Every once in a while I’ll find a cleanser that I really like and I’ll keep buying it. After a few months of using it my skin will change and then I need to find a new one. I recently had an experience where a face wash made my skin break really bad.

The cleanser that made me break out really bad was the Body Shop Tea Tree skin clearing facial wash. I love having tea tree in my hair products but I haven’t used it much on my face. I do like the tea tree toner from Lush. After using this face wash I kind of think that I had an allergic reaction to it. I don’t know if it was the tea tree or something else in the cleanser. My skin was so broken out and inflamed. I had no idea what was causing it so I decided to just start changing different things in my routine to figure it out. My first step was to change my face wash and I found out that is exactly what was causing my irritation.

I decided to pick up the Pacifica Kale Detox deep cleaning face wash. This face wash a miracle for my skin. I saw a huge difference in my skin overnight. There has never been another time where I have actually seen results so fast from a cleanser. After seeing that I completely stopped using the tea tree cleanser and have only been using the Pacifica one. My skin has been looking pretty nice lately. I think this is going to be a cleanser that I continue to buy.

Having the tea tree cleanser break out my skin really surprised me because I have heard great things about the Body Shop’s tea tree line. Personally, I don’t think that I’m going to try anything else in the line. Let me know what your experience is with this cleanser or any of the other tea tree products. I’m curious to see if anyone else has had the same experience as me. Well, I hope everyone has a great week and I hope your cleansers don’t break out your skin.



Empties| End Of 2017

Empties| End Of 2017

Since the year is finally over I’m going to talk about a bunch of products that I used up in the last half of 2017. I made a post in June about all the products that I used up in the first half. If you want to see those you can check it out here. I don’t think that I saved every product that I used up. Sometimes I just throw them away without thinking to save them. It seems like I have a pretty small amount of products this go around. Let’s get into the products!

L. Organic Tampons and Liners

This is a brand that I saw at Target. Apparently feminine products have all kinds of chemicals in them including chlorine, rayon, and fragrances. These tampons and liners are made without all of that. They’re mainly just organic cotton. I have really been enjoying them and they are not any more expensive than the other brands at Target. Also, the packaging is beautiful! I’m a sucker for good packaging. I would totally suggest checking this brand out here.

Garnier Moisture Bomb Sheet Masks

I’ve really fallen in love with these sheet masks. I’m not the biggest fan of sheet masks because they always seem to fall off my face. Garnier’s masks actually stay on and I really did see a difference in my skin right away. I’ve used much more than just this one. These masks are about $2.50 at Target.

Yes To Wipes

I went through plenty of different wipes this year and for some reason, I only saved these two. There really isn’t much to say about makeup wipes. These ones were great and I love this brand. I think you can get this brand pretty much anywhere. The smell of the primrose oil wipes was extremely nice.

Aveeno Conditoner

I’ve never seen Aveeno conditioners before but their lotion is really nice. The pure renewal conditioner was ok. Personally, it didn’t do much for my hair. Of course, everyone’s hair is different so this might work nicely for someone else. This is about $6 at Target.


The colossal big shot mascara was kind of a disappointment for me. I heard a lot of people talk about it so I thought it would be nice. It just didn’t do anything for my lashes. I would not buy again.

It cosmetic’s superhero mascara was pretty nice. It definitely gave my lashes length. This was a nice mascara. However, I think there are plenty of cheaper mascaras that do the same thing. One example is the one I’m going to talk about next.

Rimmel Londons scandal eyes retro glam mascara has become a staple mascara for me. I did buy this again and am very happy about it. This gives me both length and a little extra volume. I bought this mascara for around $4 at Ulta, but I’m looking on their website and I can’t find it now. They also sell it at Target and Walmart.

Boscia Detoxifying Cleanser

I’m glad that I only bought the small size of this. The cleanser did nothing for my skin and actually started to make me break out a little bit. It smells good and has a warming sensation. My friend who has drier skin than me tried it as well and didn’t like it either. I would not recommend.

ULTA Demi-Matte Foundation

Nobody ever talks about Ulta’s brand and it’s a little disappointing. Ulta really does have some nice products in their collection. This foundation is one of them. It’s very light coverage kind of like a BB cream. I do want to pick this up again.

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Detox Scrub

This ended up being one of my favorite products of 2017. This smells so nice and makes my skin feel so good! It’s also made with pretty good ingredients. I would really recommend checking this out!







Let’s Talk Resolutions

Let’s Talk Resolutions

Hello everybody! 2017 has come and gone but 2018 is here! 2017 for me was an overall great year. I had some rough times like a break-up and a rough semester. However, the good times greatly outweigh the bad times. I had so many great experiences this year. I saw the grand canyon for the first time which was unexpectedly amazing! My hamster, Zoidy, came into my life. Honestly never knew that I could love a hamster so much. I also recently graduated from college! Graduating college is probably one of the greatest moments of my life. I’m excited about what 2018 has to hold and I hope it’s a great year.

Since it’s the beginning of the year everyone is making resolutions. It’s a brand new year and feels like a fresh start. I personally am not really a fan of resolutions. I feel like I never actually stick to them. This year I decided not to set any new resolutions. In 2018 I’m going to just continue my current goals that I have been striving for. I’m going to list below some of the goals that I have been working towards. I think it is really important to not only set goals but make specific plans to achieve those goals. Let me know some of your guy’s goals or resolutions for 2018. Let’s have a great year!

My Current Goals

  • striving towards a healthier body
  • reading a couple times a week
  • organizing and staying organized
  • spending less unnecessary money



Book Review: Adultolescence

Book Review: Adultolescence

Wow! It has been so long since I’ve posted on this blog. I really had to focus on school this semester so I decided that needed to come first. The good thing is that I have a lot of posts that I can do because they’ve kind of been building up. I hope you all have had a great past couple of months, and I hope that I can start posting more consistently again.

I recently finished a book called Adultolescence. This is a very different book for me to read because it is a poetry book. Adultolescence was written by Gabbie Hanna. If you watch YouTube or Vines then you might be familiar with the name TheGabbieShow. Her real name is Gabbie Hanna, which I think is a beautiful name. I’m not one to really gravitate towards poetry books but I love her so much that I thought I would give it a try. This book really changed my mind about poetry books and I want to get more now. Her poems are all about being that period in life where you’re transitioning from kid to adult. I really like that idea because I kind of feel like that is the part of my life that I’m in. While reading these poems I feel like I could really relate to some of them. Reading this book has made me want to try other poetry books. I know there are some really popular ones right now and maybe I’ll try those next. Unfortunately, I don’t really know what else to say about a poetry book but I think everyone should check this out. The cover is really pretty as well. I got this book at Barnes and Noble for about $17.





My Day to Night Look| AUrate New York

My Day to Night Look| AUrate New York

Hello, everybody! I hope you had a great week. My week has been busy with a lot of studying. I recently learned about a company called AUrate New York. They are a jewelry company and all the jewelry is handmade and ethically sourced. If you want to learn more about them and their mission you can check it out here.

What I really like about this company is that they’ve partnered with Philadelphia schools. For every piece of jewelry sold they donate a book to a child in need. This is super important to me because books are an amazing thing for every child to have. I loved reading as a child and still do. If you click here you can read more about their effort which they call A Book for You Look.

AUrate New York is running a campaign for women to show how they incorporate jewelry into a day to night look. This idea intrigued me because I’ve been wanting to start incorporating fashion posts in my blog.  My definition of a day to night look is having one staple piece that you can just change the accessories around quickly. For my staple piece, I chose a simple black dress. I’m going to show you my day and night look with the dress. I’m also going to show you some of the jewelry that I like from AUrate New York that I think would go well with each of the looks.

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I really like to be comfortable during the day so sneakers and a flannel are definitely the way to go. For the necklace, I chose the black stones choker from AUrate.

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For my night look, I like to be a little more dressed up. The flannel was changed to a blazer. The sneakers were changed to some cute booties. The earrings I chose the icon earrings in white gold.

Let me know how you guys put together your day to night look. I would love some more tips on how to expand my wardrobe. Be sure to check out AUrate New York and all their beautiful jewelry.



I Drink This Everyday

I Drink This Everyday

Hello, Everybody! I hope your week was amazing. I have recently started to drink more water because I know that I do not drink enough. For the past month or so I have started drinking a mixture of things in my water. My mixture is a spoonful of agave, a spoonful of apple cider vinegar, and 15 drops of chlorophyll concentrate. Once a day I drink this all mixed into a glass of water. It surprisingly tastes really good. It’s really sweet and the chlorophyll I bought has a peppermint taste to it. The agave is mostly in there just to sweeten it up a little. I also prefer agave over honey and the agave has a lower glycemic index. However, honey has a little more health benefits than agave. So if you would prefer the other benefits then I would say go with honey but I’m just gonna stick with my agave. Now the other two ingredients I actually use for the health benefits and I’ll get into each one.

Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

  • antibacterial
  • lowers blood sugar
  • helps you feel full (especially helpful if you drink before each meal)
  • lowers cholesterol
  • reduces risk of heart disease
  • balances pH

Benefits of Chlorophyll

  • skin benefits
  • supposedly helps with detoxification (I’m a little wary of things claiming to be “detoxifying”)
  • improves digestion

I totally suggest trying this mixture. I have noticed a difference in my skin and my bloating with this mixture. To be honest it also just tastes really good. Let me know if you guys have any specific health mixture you like to drink.


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