Wednesday, March 30, 2016

What I've Been Loving Recently!

Hey Everyone!

I used to do these videos on my YouTube channel, but they sound the same every. single. time. So to mix things up a bit, I thought that I would tell you what I've been loving recently on here instead!

Yeti Rambler 20 oz Drink Tumbler

Okay, I promise you that I am not redneck and do not carry this around in the back of my pickup truck -- I truly love this thing. I got it as a gift for graduation and didn't even touch it my first semester of college, but for some reason when I came back from Christmas break I started using it and fell in love. If you don't know what Yeti is, it is a cooler company that also makes tumblers that will keep your drink cold for 2x longer than the average tumbler and it's really true. You can also use these tumblers for your hot drinks, but I've never done that before because when I drink my tea, I just use a mug!

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

I've mentioned this in my most recent "Get Ready With Us" video on my channel, but 2 weeks ago I bought the sample size of this mascara at Sephora and absolutely loved it. It gives your lashes so much volume and length, without looking clumpy. I always like trying new mascaras when I run out of one, but I think this could be the mascara that I buy the full size of after I run out!

Nume 32 MM Wand

I've had this wand for so long and have loved it for a while, but I'm mentioning it in my favorites because over the last couple months I have found myself reaching for my wand rather than my straightener. I feel like curled hair is so much more flattering on me than straight hair. Don't get me wrong, I love when my hair is pin straight and in a ponytail, but if I'm going to put effort into my appearance, I loooove messy, beachy waves.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer

I bought this the same day that I purchased the Too Faced mascara and let me tell you, this concealer and I are having a love affair. It really does what it says it will do -- gives you complete coverage, without looking or feeling cakey. The wand on this concealer is also fantastic because it is super flexible and makes maneuvering around your face really effortless. This product is a miracle worker and if you are like me and have been suffering from some rough under eye circles lately, then you have to check it out! I'm in the shade fair neutral for reference.

Friends & SVU

If you follow me on twitter, then you know that I have been binge watching both of these shows. I  started Friends back in October and finished it in January. It has always been on my bucket list to watch every episode of Friends and I'm so glad that I did. It is such an easy going show because of the brilliant writing and amazing cast. If you haven't watched the entire series before, do it! I am warning you though that after you finish the series you may go into a slight depression -- I know I had some serious Friendspression (get it? Friends depression..)

I started watching SVU after I finished Friends and I love it! I am currently at the end of the second season and this show makes me want to change my major from fashion marketing to criminal justice. Olivia Benson is a rockstar and I love seeing her and her squad kick the bad guys butt every episode! If you're into shows like The Blacklist and Chicago PD, then you will love this!

Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins

If you guys don't watch The Bachelor, then you are probably wondering who those two people are. Well readers, Ben Higgins was this past seasons Bachelor and Lauren Bushnell is the girl who stole his heart. This season of The Bachelor was the first season that I had watched from the first episode all the way until the end, and I have to say I was completely addicted the entire time.

If you follow me on twitter, then you know that I was seriously routing for Jojo, but after the finale aired and I watched the "After The Final Rose" episode, I can't imagine him ending up with anyone but Lauren. I spend most of my time these days watching videos of the two of them on YouTube and stalking their Instagrams. Y'all, I need a life.

Also, Jojo is the next Bachelorette, which when that was announced I full on screamed -- no joke. They are filming her season now and I believe it airs in May, I cannot wait!

Katey McFarlan: Chronicles of Frivolity

You guys are probably reading that thinking "why is she loving a girl recently?" Let me just explain to you -- this girl is amazing and has literally inspired me on so many levels that I can't even describe. I first discovered her on Instagram back in July or August and loved the pictures that she would post, so I started reading her blog and now I am a loyal follower/reader. I mentioned her in my  San Francisco Haul on my channel because of how I pointed things out in stores to my friends being like "Katey has this, Katey has that!" This girl is literally my idol.

She is absolutely stunning, has the most incredible taste, a beautiful marriage and is a devout christian. She has inspired me to work more on my blog and YouTube channel, to put more effort into my outfits when I do decide to take off my sorority t-shirt and lululemon shorts and to live for Jesus everyday.

I've always talked about my faith on my channel and blog, but I haven't mentioned it in a while  truthfully because I think I lost my faith a bit first semester in college. Before I came to school, I would always turn to God first when I had a problem, praying about it and seeking help in Him. First semester I found myself turning to friends or family first, which isn't a bad thing, but wasn't what I wanted to do.

I wasn't reading my daily devotional and wasn't talking to God on a regular basis. I missed Him so much, but didn't really know how to start again. I feel like every person can get a little lost at some point when it comes to their faith, whatever it may be. I just hit a little bump in the road with mine, but reading Katey's blog and following her on social media, truly inspired me to get back to where I started and be even stronger. I am happy to report that I feel like I am in the greatest place in my faith that I've ever been and I owe so much of that to Katey.

Please check out her blog, she posts Monday through Friday, bright and early in the morning. I always read her posts on my way to class to get my day started on a happy note!

Let me know if you guys want me to start doing these kinds of things on my blog now rather than my channel!



Sweatshirt: Daydreamer LA Sports Bra: Calvin Klein Necklace: Tiffany & Co Earrings: Tiffany & Co

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