Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Number 18: Gavin DeGraw

One of my absolute favorite things to do is go to concerts! My goal is to get to twenty concerts before I turn 20! I think I have a pretty good chance, I just went to my 18th, I have my 19th planned and I still have two years until I'm 20! Anyway, the most recent concert I went to was Gavin DeGraw. He was amazing. Like jaw dropping amazing.

I love pretty much every single one of his songs. His voice is just mesmerizing and he isn't to hard on the eyes either *insert blushing emoji here*. I enjoy his musk so much because he is able to tell a story through a song and by the way he sings the song. I was curious to see if he would be able to pull that off while trying to still entertain an audience. Boy was he! He was up on that stage dancing and singing his heart out, it was amazing.

Another thing I loved about him was the incredible range his voice has. While listening to the CD he obviously sang perfectly, everyone does. I was interested to see how well he would be able to hit the high notes while jumping around the stage. Every single note was spot on. I was actually in shock. I had to record certain songs because I couldn't believe what was going on in front of me.

This concert was definitely in the top five best concerts I have been to. I had such a great night!

Do you enjoy concerts? Which is the best one you've been too?

Ipsy Bag: December

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, time has gotten away from me! I recently started a new job and had my first ever finals week in college. You could say that I have been sort of busy! But, now I'm back and totally ready to brag about the amazing new Ipsy bag I received this month! One of my friends recently signed up for Ipsy and received her first bag this month, she loved it! If you haven't signed up yet, I really don't know what you're waiting for! Here's what I got this month!

1. NYX Lip Butter (Red Velvet)- This lip butter was definitely made just for me. I love lip butter and red velvet is pretty much my most favorite thing ever! (I'm eating a slice of red velvet cheese cake as I write this post) It goes on so smoothly and really hydrates my lips!

2. Pixi liquid eye shadow- The color is sort of like a bronzish gold color! I haven't tried it yet and I'm a little worried too. It seems very liquidy and I'm not too sure how I am going to like having that on my eye lids. I'll have to try it out soon!

3. BWC Facial Cleanser- I havent had the opportunity to use this product yet either. I have suuuuper sensitive skin and this cleanser is supposed to be perfect for that. I looked online and the cleanser got amazing reviews. I'm very excited to try this and see how it works

4. Make-up brush- There's actually no name anywhere on the brush or the packaging that it came in. I can tell you that I absolutely adore this brush! It's so soft and applies the makeup perfectly. I'll have to look on the website and see who distributes the brush. Even if you don't receive and Ipsy bag each month, you can visit the website and see what is given out each month!

5. Tarte: Lights Camera Lashes Mascara: Love love love love love. I don't really know what else to say! It's great!

Do you receive and Ipsy bag each month? What did you get?!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Be Your Own Superhero

Sometimes the most comforting feeling is that of feeling like someone has "saved" you. They may not have physically saved you but they could have done or said something that had gotten you out of a dark place or has just helped you to smile. Although this is one of the best feelings, it's pretty much the worst feeling when it seems like nobody is really paying enough attention to realize that you need to be helped.

In order to avoid the feeling that nobody has come to save you, save yourself from the lonely place you may be in! I guarantee you that it will be ten times more rewarding when you pull yourself out of that dark place rather than sitting around and waiting for someone else to notice.

Once you learn how to pick yourself back up you will be so much stronger than when you were knocked down. You learned how to figure out what was wrong, change it. Then, next time you find yourself knocked down you will have no problem picking yourself back up because you have been there before and know how to save yourself.

Try not to rely on other people because there is no guarantee that they will always be there for you.

Next time you're feeling down, I challenge you to take action and fix your situation. Do something that will make you happy again.

Have you ever had to pick yourself up after being knocked down? It's not easy to do, but it's worth it.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Keep Moving Forward

Whenever tragedy strikes, I'm never really sure how I'm supposed to handle myself, the situation or the people around me. There's no rule book on dealing with loss and apparently everyone does it differently, so, how am I supposed to know what to do? Here is a quote I found that cleared a few things up for me.

Cry because you're hurt, but keep moving forward.

Everyone faces a time in their life when they're pretty much at their breaking point. The point where they're just about ready to throw in the towel and walk away. It's okay to grieve in that moment, cry because you're hurt, cry because you're sad, cry because you're lonely. But once you're done, you can't forget the most important step, you have to keep moving forward!

I am by no means saying move on and get over it. I find that its impossible to move on from certain things, but, that doesn't mean we can't try and still live life to the fullest and try to find the good things in life that are still happening around you. I always say that it's the little things in life that count. This couldn't be more true after you have suffered some sort of loss, hurt or sadness. Yes, you're in pain, yes things may never be the same, but it can't hurt to try and move forward!

I challenge you to try and push through whatever you may be suffering through. I know its not easy, but things will get better, they have to. Try to appreciate the little things  and eventually life may sort itself out. 

Tuesday's Top 5: Horror Movies

I know they're not the most popular type of movie but I have to say, they are one of my favorites! I have seen plenty of scary movies and have stayed up till all hours of the night terrified from what I remembered in the movie, but I still love going to them! I just love the suspense. Plus, they're so fun to see with a huge group of friends because then everyone gets scared and its hilarious! Here are my top five favorite scary movie!

1. The Conjuring: AMAZING! This movie was sooooo scary I still have nightmares about it sometimes! I think I loved it so much because it wasn't just all about guts and people being chased by chain saws. There was an actual story line throughout the film that kept the audience on the edge of their seat!

2. Annabelle: It's a sequel to The Conjuring but the story line is supposed to come before the story seen in The Conjuring. Another awesome story line that kept the audience on the edge of their seat. I saw this movie with a bunch of my friends and it was the funniest thing! Not the movie, but everyone's reaction!

3. Silence Of The Lambs: O.M.G. I honestly don't even know what to say about this movie. It's not so much scary just suspenseful and twisted! Keeps the audience thinking the whole time and wondering what the main character could be up to next, definitely a classic!

4. Amityville Horror: Another classic! This one is particularly scary because it is based on a true story! It makes the movie so much scarier because its based on true stories and the things i nthe movie actually happened to the family represented in the movie! SO scary.

5. The Shining: Another classic! This one is especially scary because it takes place in this abandoned hotel and the son has a power where is able to see everything that has happened in the hotel, all of the terrible things that have happened there. It's crazy!

Do you have any favorite horror movies?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

How To Beat Those Finals Blues

As a first time college student, finals have pretty much blown me away! I had always heard from my older friends that finals week was rough, but I never could've imagined that it would be this difficult. I don't think it's the actual tests or papers that worry me, but the week leading up to all of this stuff is what really stresses me out! Here are some things I have been doing that have been helping me get through these few weeks.

1. Baby Steps: I'm in a communications class and my final is a four to five minute speech...I have been dreading it since the first day. My teacher finally gave us the assignment and boy was it overwhelming! I decided to break it up into a few steps and set myself mini due dates! I couldn't believe how helpful it was. I was able to finish my project and now I'm all ready for my speech, with plenty of time to practice!

2. Plan Ahead: I just started a new job, the week before finals...I couldn't even tell you how much that stressed me out! I am supposed to be studying and focusing on my classes but instead I have to go to work every night. Since I knew that this was coming, I decided to try and get as much work done as possible for my finals before work started. Since I did that, I have more time to focus on the new things that come up with school.

3. Utilize Your Time: With my schedule this semester I have big gaps of time between classes. Whenever I have this time between classes or time between school and work, I am sure to use it to get work done for school! Then, while I'm at work, I don't have to constantly be stressing about all the work I have to get done when I get home.

4. Take A Deep Breath: I know finals are a huge deal but you have to remember to live a little and rest. If you're up until all hours of the night studying and writing papers, chances are that you're grades aren't going to be as good as they could be! Everybody needs a little time for themselves, don't forget to take time to relax.

How do you make it through finals week?