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.

Mascaras

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!

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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

 

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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.

 

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My Study Tips|School 2017

My Study Tips|School 2017

Hello, Everybody! I hope you are having a great weekend. Today I wanted to talk about my study tips. I am in my last semester of college and I feel like I am just now getting the hang of studying. It has always been something that I struggled with.  Studying is so important and should not be ignored. So here’s my most important study tips.

1. Find the technique that works for you

Everybody studies differently. Most people used to tell me that you should study for a long time and then take a short break. To be honest that does not work for me. I have to study for a small amount of time and have a break for a small amount of time. What works for somebody else is not necessarily going to work for you.  I suggest just trying different techniques and finding the one you like the most.

2. Snacks! Snacks! Snacks!

I don’t think I could survive studying without snacks. I always make sure to have water, another flavored drink, and maybe some candy or fruit. For some reason when I study I really craving refreshing things like fruit. Having snacks already ready is good too so that you don’t have to get up in the middle of studying to get some.

3. Make a playlist

Most of the people I know like to have some sort of background noise when they study. I actually let youtube videos play in the background. Another thing I like to do is make playlists to have. I usually like to have motivating music or music that I can kind of sing to.

4. DON’T PROCRASTINATE

This is literally the most important tip out there. I procrastinate at everything. Sometimes I actually get things done in a timely manner. When I actually have things done, it feels so nice. It feels so nice not to stress to rush. So just try really hard not to procrastinate.

 

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Backpack Essentials

Backpack Essentials

School is just around the corner! I start school on the 28th and it is my last semester of college. After having gone through all these years of college I have learned what is the most important to keep on you at all times. I’m not going to elaborate too much on everything because it’s pretty straight forward, but I show you what I like.

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  1. of course the most important is your school supplies. I have five-star notebooks and folders. Highlighters are great for when your teacher gives you hints to what might be on the test. The pencil bag I’m using is actually an Ipsy back from Halloween. Then inside that is just pens and pencils. pretty boring.
  2. Lip balm is so important! That little tube by the highlighters is the yes to coconut lip oil. I’ve really been enjoying this lip oil that is not greasy. Along with lip balm, you need hand sanitizer, lotion, deodorant.  I personally like the bath and body works hand sanitizers because they have so many different scents.
  3. Lens cleaning wipes are another great thing to have. You can use them to clean your glasses, phone, or computer.
  4. A portable charger is perfect if you are a commuter. I got this one for $5 at Target, which is a great deal.
  5. Having a planner has always been important to me. Some people don’t use planners and some do. It just really depends on the person. I’ve been enjoying the badass planner for this year.
  6. Last, but not least, is a laptop. I have a Chromebook which isn’t the best laptop but it was very affordable. This laptop does everything that I need it to do and that’s what matters.

 

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My Hamster’s Cage Tour

My Hamster’s Cage Tour

This is so completely different than any other post I have ever done. In case you guys didn’t know I recently got a long haired Syrian hamster. Her name is Zoidy and I love her immensely. I had her in two hamster cages that were connected with a tube. I felt so bad for her in those cages because they really are too small. Everyone online raves about using fish tanks as cages. I went to Petco and they were having a dollar per gallon sale so I picked one up. I’ll show you guys some pictures and then talk a little more about her tank.

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The tank I got her is a 20 gallon long which is 30L x 12W. 360 inches is the recommended minimum for hamsters and that’s what this is. She would chew on her cage bars in the other ones which was going to damage her teeth. This way she can’t chew on the bars. That big square is actually a part of one of her old cages. One of her cages had an upper section connected to a tube and she turned that into her nest rather than her igloo. I decided to keep that for her because she really likes it. She really likes climbing on top of that jungle gym and of course, loves her wheel. There’s a tube in the corner near her nest that is an edible tube. She doesn’t really like to eat it but does stash food in there. I attached her water bottle to the cage with some command strips. I’m really glad that I switched to this tank. She looked big in her old cage and looks like the perfect size in this tank. She seems to enjoy it better too since she has so much room to stretch. This was something really different for me to post. Let me know if you guys liked that and if you want to see more posts about sweet Zoidy.

 

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This is a terrible picture but I can never get her to sit still for just one

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Get To Know Sariah

Get To Know Sariah

Hello, everybody! In case you didn’t know, my name is Sariah(yes that is spelled correctly). Customers at work for some reason always assume that my name is pronounced Sarah and that I’ve just spelled it wrong. Anyway, welcome to my blog, ‘My Neon Thoughts’. I use this blog to mostly talk about beauty things in my life because I have a slight passion for it. Sometimes I talk about other things on here also. Since I’ve started this blog the ‘My Neon Thoughts’ family has grown a little bit. I want to name our little family, so if you have any ideas, let me know. I have never really done a post about me, so I thought I would tell you guys about a little bit about me.

Why did I decide to start a blog?

I’m going to be really real with you guys. There was this Disney Channel movie a really long time ago about a girl who had a blog and became a famous author. Seeing that made me think that it would be really fun to have a blog. I was not really serious about it until I was in college. Watching so much YouTube made me realize what I wanted to blog about and then I started to post more frequently. Posting more frequently has made me start to love blogging and the blogging community.

What do I do outside of blogging?

I’m just a normal college kid. I go to Grand Canyon University and I’m studying Forensic Science. This next semester is my last semester with only two classes left. I also work full time at a major retail store working at the customer service desk. Even though working retail kind of sucks, I’ve learned to love it. Irrationally angry customers make my day a little better because it gives me some entertainment at work.

What are some of my goals for this year?

I definitely want to get better at this blogging thing. I want to be more creative than I have been. I’ve just been doing the same kind of posts. Monthly favorites and product reviews. I do want to start living a healthier lifestyle in general. Hopefully, I’ll get to start blogging about my fitness journey a little more. Special effects makeup is something that I have always been interested in and I want to start building up my kit.

These are just a few things that I wanted to share with you guys. If you want to know anything else just ask me. I’ll be happy to answer just about any question. Have a lovely weekend!

 

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