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January 19, 2017

6 Reasons I'm A Bad Beauty Blogger



I completely owe this post to two beautiful ladies, SamanthaMarch a YouTuber, the first channel I saw this video on and then I read Katie’s post about this and totally stole this idea from them! I wont take any credit but I will totally use there amazing idea and put my own spin on it! Here are six reasons why I’m a bad, sometimes awful beauty blogger!

1. Like mentioned in my last post I rarely do my hair and makeup and if you saw me running errands you will see my hair in a bun and a completely naked face. I pretty much do my makeup when I feel like doing it for photos, obviously or if I’m going out for a special occasion. That special occasion is also never my weekly Target run. This is the main reason people give me so much crap about buying so much makeup! You would think most beauty bloggers and vloggers go glam for everyday errands or for work and you could very well be right but not this beauty blogger!

2. You would also think omg beauty bloggers and vloggers that aren’t MUA’s must watch so many YouTube videos to learn how to do their makeup. Also not me! I primarily watch two family vloggers, beauty hauls and product reviews. It is very rare that you will you find me actually watching a makeup tutorial and if I do, it’s to get ideas and not to necessarily learn things. Like when I first got my Naked 3 palette I watched Shaaanxo’s tutorial video to see which colors best went together.

3. I am complete shit and taking nice photos of my makeup. Excuse my language but for the absolute life of me when I take photos of my makeup or eye look it looks horrendous and I can’t use it for anything! I’m hoping now with my fancy schmancy ring light ill be able to take better photos. PRAY FOR ME!

4. I have a skincare routine which consist of 5 products, I only get my nails done when they are either cracking off or if a special occasion is coming up, I don’t moisturize regularly, or exfoliate for that matter, I don’t do face masks every week, I don’t whiten my teeth with a super cute sponsored light, I don’t discount get codes for every brand that exists and I also do not have a million lit candles in my house at all times. You may think this is the norm for a beauty blogger or vlogger but GIRL, its not.
Disclaimer: I may just actually be a horrible blogger but this life doesn’t exist, does it?

5. I have horrible brows, basically they have zero tail to them and I am also not the greatest at filling them in. Somehow my sister has BOMB brows and literally does nothing to them and I have to deal with mine looking bald on an everyday basis. Keeping on trend I also have horrible hair, hence why it ends up in a bun 7 out of the 7 days a week. I literally have gotten chemicals put in my hair to tame it since my 5th grade graduation and I am now 20 and still doing chemical treatments at least twice a year.  I have kinky, wavy and thick hair, yes that combination is possible and yes I hate it. My ends are lovely and straight but my roots are a literal nightmare. You know that line you see on girls who don’t straighten every inch of their hair? Well think that times fifty. My root line is intense AF! Also my sister has perfect hair, DAMN YOU FRANNI.

6. Lastly, I do not have a million and one dollars to spend on makeup every time a new product or product line comes out. Like Kylie’s peach palette is going on sale again today and the Anastasia lip palette went on sale earlier this week. I wish I could buy literally every launch but I cant like most normal people. I need to spend money on realistic things and not on my 20th eyeshadow palette that consists of the same colors in the last palette I bought. Mom, if you are reading this clearly the Kylie and Too Faced peach palettes are completely different but called the same thing, trust me.



TAADAH, 6 reasons why I am a bad beauty blogger but also just a realistic 20 year old girl trying to live life. I thought this would be a fun post and show you guys how hilarious I am in real life. Duh. No, just kidding, even though I’m totally not. Let me know if you would like more fun posts like this and also let me know what kind of YouTube videos you want to see from me! I literally have no idea where to start!

Hope you enjoyed and see you next Thursday beauties!

January 12, 2017

10 Things You Didn't Know About Me



Happy Thursday!! We almost made it to Friday, one more day! Today I was feeling in the mood to post something random and thought why not do a post about 10 things you didn't know about me but I also want to know something I didn’t know about you, comment below!

  1. Reality television is my EXTREME guilty pleasure but secretly crime shows are my absolute favorite! Anything crime and creepy, count me in! My current favorites are Law & Order: SVU (just started watching on TV and binge watching on Netflix), Chicago PD and one of my all time favorites, which is now off the air, The Following.
  2. For being as obsessed with makeup and beauty as I am, I go most days without wearing a stitch of makeup. Literally nothing like not even my no makeup, makeup look! People call me out on it all the time and ask why I buy so much if I don't wear it and its simply because I want to! No harm in that, right?
  3. I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease in 2015 after being sick for quite a few years and going completely undiagnosed but thankfully I finally got diagnosed and am extremely grateful for my doctor.
  4. Staying on track with how messed up I am, I also suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and have a really screwed up sleep schedule and cycle, right now I'm sitting on my phone writing this at 1:00, I mean you gotta write when you feel creative right?
  5. My sister and I get mixed up or called twins constantly! We are 3 years apart, she is 17 and I'm 20, she is taller then I am but still get the "are you twins" thing more frequently then you would think. If it's not twins, they always ask her "oh how much older are you?" Sometimes when on vacation we totally mess with people and say were twins and were celebrating our birthday!
  6. My mom’s parents are named Sonny & Suni. WEIRD RIGHT? My grandpa's real name was Malcolm but he went by Sonny for almost his entire life and my grandma's real legal name is Suni.
  7. I HATE driving. I actually hate it and think my only option for adulting in my future is living in New York City so I don't have to drive.
  8. My favorite candy is Reese's, especially the Easter eggs and Christmas trees I feel like they taste better.
  9. My dream job would be to blog and travel the world for a living.
  10. I love me some YouTube and will be starting up my own YouTube channel this month. This has been something I have been thinking about for two years but now I fully want to commit and be a Youtuber and blogger. I’m really excited about my future right now and really want not only blogging but YouTube to be in it.



I guess we can consider this post my official post that ill be starting a YouTube channel! I am so thrilled and ready to do this and put myself out there a little more in the online community! What do you guys think of this!? What do you want to see from me!? I need to start somewhere and will be working hard to get out the best first video that I possibly can, STAY TUNED!

January 5, 2017

Keeping Up With 2016



2016 was one crazy year to say the least. It had its ups, its downs, its hard times and fantastic moments I will never forget. With this post I want to give you some insight into my more personal 2016, here we go!



I EXPERIENCED JURY DUTY! That was one of the things I will only be able to say I experienced my first jury duty once in my life. Yep, it was jury duty, it's exactly what everyone says it is. I waited, I walked, I walked some more, I waited and eventually left. I know I will experience many more calls for jury duty but sorry, nothing like your first time. 

On my least favorite holiday Valentine's Day I was feeling myself SO hard in my Valentine's Day makeup, OH MY! Exhibit A



I went to my first college basketball game, go St. Johns!



I GOT A PILLOW! Okay now I'm not crazy I swear but my sister, my mom & I have a Joy Mangano obsession and we found her Memory Cloud Warm & Cool Pillow on clearance at Target, damn that was a good day.



I went to my first ever trade show, because of you guys, my blog and my social media. That was unreal and so amazing and I will absolutely never forget my first time at Natural Products Expo West. Shoutout to my assistant & GUESS WHOS GOING AGAIN THIS YEAR. Yes its me. 



They day before the expo started me and my family went to Disneyland AND SAW GWEN STEFANI WALKING AROUND THE PARK NBD.



I also had my first In and Out burger and cheese fries bc I HAD TO. Also Californians put weird stuff on their burgers- BEWARE!



I got my hands on Koko K by Kylie Cosmetics, YAAAAAS!!

I attended a Milk baking class and almost died from sugar overload.



I had the job of Snapchatting for a plastic surgeon, AS MY JOB. I GOT PAID.

I met Regis & Billy Bush and then attended one of the most fun blogging/press events of my year, Beauty Press.



I tried to diet, I failed multiple times.

The highlight of my year was my 20th birthday. I not only got a year older, I got tickets to a Jimmy Fallon taping ON MY ACTUAL BIRTHDAY. He also wished me a happy birthday and held my hand. DEAD. PS his hands are soft AF.



I spent quite a lot of times with my besties! I LOVE MY BESTIES, what the hell would I do without them?



I spent approximately 166 hours watching my favorite family YouTube vloggers, SacconeJolys & ItsJudysLife.

I SAT FRONT ROW AT A 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER CONCERT. Courtesy of my sister Franni because SHES THE BOMB DOT COM. I met Luke's mom and heard and watched the live world premier of Girls Talk Boys. Shoutout to Andrew for this photo! 



I met my first online friend in real life, YAY FOR BEING SOCIAL! Well kind of.

I went to Chicago, one of my top five favorite cities in the world! UGH Chicago you have my heart, but only in the summer. I don't do the cold, also note I'm a New York girl saying this aka why I hibernate in the winter.

I brunched, yes I brunched multiple times and cannot wait to brunch when I'm 21 and drown in mimosas and waffles.



I attended New York Fashion Week and got to see the Supima Design Show! NYFW has my heart! Ugh I just love everything about it.

I also attended Natural Products Expo East, which was amazing and my first time to Baltimore!



 I ESCAPED THE ROOM!

I attended a taping of Match Game, which is my favorite updated game show! I will tweet when my episode is airing. I say my episode like I was on the show but I was just in the audience. Fun fact: the Game Show Network is the channel my TV is preset to and I literally am ALWAYS watching or hearing Family Feud.

I bought a shit ton of makeup, like way too much, like WAAAAAY TO MUCH. 

I also bought way to many things on Black Friday; I am now broke but ITS COOL.

And to top it all off, I rang in 2017 with my best friends who were also featured earlier and could not be happier to start 2017 and make this year, my best year ever!




2016 was unlike any other year and it was amazing! Like the fact that I can count 20+ things just by going through my camera roll (basic.) is amazing and I could not be more thankful. I make it my mission every year to make the current year better then my last, I have a lot of work to do and need to top some amazing things but stay along for my journey. I can assure you I wont disappoint.


Side note: if you are interested in seeing any more in depth posts about any one thing I mentioned comment which one and ill happily write it!!

December 30, 2016

Top 5 iPhone Apps of 2016



I can sit here and say that I cannot believe 2016 is basically over, it is unreal how fast a year really does go by. To cheers to a new year I wanted to do another recap of some of my favorite apps from 2016! Here we go!

2. Buzzfeed
3. VSCO
4. Youtube
5. Facebook

Now I know what you’re thinking, why are basically all of your favorite apps social media? Well, social media has become not only my life but it has also become my job. I work on social media for pleasure, blogging and now for work. It is a huge part of my life and it really keeps me happy and entertained basically at all times. For my last post I explained why each beauty product was my favorite but I don’t think these need explanations, they are what they are. Instagram is my livelihood; it keeps my eyes and mind happy every time I scroll through. Buzzfeed keeps me up to date with current events, weekly sales and of course QUIZZES! What would 2016 have been without Buzzfeed quizzes? VSCO is where I do all my editing of photos and make myself prettier. Youtube is where I watch my favorite beauty gurus and vloggers which seems to always put me in a better mood. And Facebook which would normally not even be on one of these lists has become amazing for me due to the fact I now am part of so many amazing groups and am able to communicate with people from all over the world about the things we have in common.


Thank you social media for being bomb this year, you killed it. Yes im talking to you Instagram update!
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