Monday, March 31, 2014

My Pampering Essentials!

Hello Everyone!

I wanted to share with you all things that I find essential when I want to pamper myself for the night! Now this isn't in any specific order of things that I feel are most necessary, but I'm just writing it as I think of it!

1) A Face Mask
I love putting on a face mask when I decide to pamper myself. Something that I have done a lot recently is wait to put on a face mask until after I get out of the shower because then the steam from the shower has opened up my pores and I feel like the mask can get all of the "gunk" out better!

2) A Steaming Hot Bath
An essential for me when I am having a "spa" night is a hot hot hot bath. I love either putting some generic body wash and getting it all bubbly, or if I have one - using a Lush bath bomb (specifically mr. butterball because it turns your bath into milky buttery goodness)!

3) A book or movie/show
Something I love to do while I'm soaking in the tub is watch a  show on my computer or bring my kindle into the bath with me and read a good book!

4) Candles
When I am soaking in the bath, I turn off all the lights and bring in some of my favorite candles and light them all! It really makes me feel relaxed and feel as if I am in a spa.

5) Tweezers
Now this may sound weird, but I feel so much more put together when my brows are groomed. So after the shower when I feel that it's easier to pluck out the hair, I tweeze my eyebrows and I love it! It makes me feel so refreshed.

6) Your Favorite Drink
Now I love drinking on tea while sitting in the bath, but if you are of age or something drink something alcoholic if you want to!

I hope that you enjoyed this post about some of the random things that I find essential when I want to have a night to myself and really treat myself!



Saturday, March 22, 2014

Things Everyone Should Do Before Bed!

Hey Everyone!

I thought that I should tell you guys some things that I find necessary to do before bed! This post doesn't include essentials like brushing your teeth, washing your face etc. These are just random things that I think everyone should do!

1) Brush Your Hair
Now this may seem obvious for some people, but I think that brushing your hair is so essential before bed because when you wake up the next morning, your hair will look so much better than it would have if you hadn't brushed your hair.

2) Apply Cuticle Oil
I love applying cuticle oil before I got bed because then it has the entire night to sink into my skin. Personally I get really dry cuticles so I have to do this, but I think that everyone should do it to keep their cuticles hydrated!

3) Say goodbye to social media 10 minutes before bed
This gives your mind a chance to separate itself from social media and the things that aren't as important in life. It gives you a chance to unwind as well before you do to sleep. I love doing this because I think that it helps me sleep better getting to focus on other things and not just my phone right before bed.

I hope that you guys liked this post and that it gave you guys a couple of ideas that you didn't think of before!



Saturday, March 15, 2014

Foods To Make: Poached Eggs and Toast

Hey Everyone!

I thought that since I am converting my fashion blog into a lifestyle blog that I should probably start sharing foods with you guys that I love to make!

Poached eggs and toast has always been one of my favorite things, but recently I have been having a lot of it! It is such an easy meal and not that bad for you!

What I love to do after I have made my meal is season my eggs with salt, pepper and olive oil. The olive oil gives your eggs so much more flavor and a lot more moisture. I actually learned this tip from Byron Talbott (my favorite chef on YouTube)!
Here is a link to his channel:
He actually has a whole video dedicated to poached eggs:

Let me know if you guys would like more of these posts and let me know what some of your favorite foods to make are!


Chef Abbey (lol)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Books To Read - The Fault In Our Stars

Hey Everyone!

A long time ago I started a series on my blog called "Books to Read". Since my last post I have read some pretty great books and I wanted to talk about my favorite book that I have read. That is "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green.

Guys. I cannot tell you how amazing this book is. I finished it in 2 days. It is a really easy read in that you get into it really quickly (at least I did and everyone else that I have talked to about it) and you get very attached to the characters. You feel like you're in the story.

This is the first book by John Green that I have read and I think that he is so incredibly talented. I really want to read more of his stuff! So if any of you recommend any of his other books, please tweet me what your favorites are and I will try and read them!

Anyways, back to the plot of the book. Here is it's description :

"Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love."
Now if that doesn't make you want to get in your car and drive to the nearest book store to buy it then I don't know what will! This book can teach you a lot of things about life and love and I think that that is something really special about it. 
They are actually coming out with a "The Fault in Our Stars" movie this summer and I cannot wait to see it! The girl playing Hazel is actually one of my favorite actresses - Shailene Woodley! Since the movie is coming out, it gives you a perfect reason to read it!
I hope that you guys liked this post and let me know what books you guys recommend and I will try to read them! 


Sunday, March 9, 2014

My Traveling Essentials!

Hello Everyone!

I am currently on my college tour so I am doing a lot of traveling! I figured a perfect blogpost would be for me to tell you guys my essentials when traveling!
Also, I can't upload a new video this week because wifi has been very unpredictable, but I figured that I can at least get a blog post up for you guys!

Anyways….here are my travel essentials:

1)  Headphones
This is a pretty obvious one, but headphones come in the most handy when traveling. I am currently wearing headphones right now as I type this because my dad is asleep next to me and I wanted to listen to Rachel Talbotts "February Favorites" video. Headphones are great if you are like me and you like to listen to music when flying or if you're also like me and you're going to be traveling with someone else and you don't want to disturb them while they are doing their own thing!

2) Chapstick
When flying or even driving your lips are going to get really chapped because your environment is changing! The chapstick that I brought with me on this trip is the nivea "a kiss of milk and honey". Personally, I think this does a great job of moisturizing my lips, but I am not crazy about the smell. To tell you the truth, it actually kind of stinks. After I finish this tube though, I will be re purchasing the product, but for sure in a different scent!

3) Journal/Book
I personally brought both on this trip. I have been writing down all of my thoughts on the colleges at the end of the day in my journal and I love doing that! Even if you aren't going to be documenting your thoughts on colleges, write down your thoughts about what you did that day during your vacation!
I also brought a book on this trip because
    a) I had to because I need to get caught up on my school reading
    b) I find reading so relaxing!
Decide which ever one is best for you, but I like bringing both while traveling because then I can do two different things to keep me entertained!

4) Socks
I could not live without socks while traveling. Even when it's summer I have to have socks because to be honest I cannot stand the thought of walking around a hotel room with bare feet. It just makes me cringe. So I highly recommend that everyone bring a pair of socks when traveling!

5) Jewelry
Now this may sound obvious, but jewelry is an essential while traveling. Whether you are just having a beach vacation or your going on a business trip, jewelry is the make or break of an outfit - in my opinion.
If you are even traveling in a super casual outfit - like I do, then jewelry is what I rely on to make my outfit semi fashionable!

I hope that you guys liked this post and maybe it gave you a few ideas on what to bring the next time you travel!



Monday, March 3, 2014

Things to Do When You're Feeling Stressed

Hello Everyone!

So recently I have been feeling quite overwhelmed with the amount of school work that I have and all of the things going on in my life.

I thought that the perfect blogpost would be for me to share what I do to make myself feel better when I'm feeling stressed!

1) Have a DaNcE pArTy
You guys have no idea how relieving it is to start blasting your favorite song, dancing around your room and just get your thoughts back in place. Even though this only lasts a few minutes - it makes such a difference
* I recommend any Taylor Swift song

2) Go on Tumblr (or any blog)
There is something so therapeutic about going on tumblr. I don't know if it is seeing what other people are interested in or think is cool. Or if it's just escaping from your world for the amount of time you are on the site.
Something about going on tumblr just makes all of my thoughts drift away…

3) Take a bath
Taking a bath is such a stress reliever. I will either prop my laptop up on the toilet and watch a show/movie, read a book on my kindle or just sit there in silence and take in the peace.
Sitting in a tub full of warm water tends to soak up all of my stress and gives me the opportunity to breathe.

4) Eat
Now I know that a lot of people are stress eaters - I am one of them. I'm not saying to go and eat all of your pantry - but there is something about eating a cookie and drinking ice cold apple juice that makes my stresses just fall apart. Find something in your pantry that is your go-to-stress-relieving-snack!

5) Do something you love!
For my final tip - do something that you love to relieve your stress! Whether it be working out, playing a sport, knitting, drawing etc. For me, that is either journaling or filming a YouTube video! Doing what you love is the best present that you can give to yourself when you are feeling stressed.

When feeling stressed it is very easy to loose your positiveness and your happiness. Check out my YouTube video on how to stay positive and happy!

I hope that you all enjoyed this post and found it helpful! Let me know if you guys like these kind of posts!

Until next time,


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