Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My 2015 Goals

Well well, today is the last Tuesday of 2014, and the second to last day of the year! Isn't that exciting? Fun fact: 2030 is as far away as 2000.... 15 years. Oh how time flies. With each year coming to an end, and a new one about to begin, millions of people create their "New Years Resolutions." If you're someone who does that, awesome. If you're not some who does that, awesome. I've done it before, but lets be real, by the second week I've lost all hope and fall right back into my old habits. Because of that, I haven't made any New Years resolutions in a few years.
With that being said, I won't call these resolutions, but goals instead.

BUT

This year I have my Day Zero Project to work on. And yes, while I still have 95 things to do in the next 2 years, I wanted to share with you the handful I will be giving the highest priority.

51. Complete 365 Project
If you don't know what that is, a 365 project is a photo a day, uploaded to your media of choice. Mine will be my Instagram page. I will be starting on January 1st 2015 and ending December 31st 2015.

16. Lose 20 pounds
Ah yes, the typical "lose weight" goal. Now I have a bunch of things pinned on my fitness pinboard on Pinterest, so we'll see how much weight can be lost without a gym membership... Because nobody has time for that... At least not yet. With this goal, I will be also aiming to complete 16. Complete 30 day ab challenge, 1. Wake up before 8am on work days, and 95. Take Kimo running at least once a week

87. Read a book a month
I have failed miserably on this one, and I need/want to get back on track.

96. Obedience and socialization training for my dog
He needs it. He has bad dog anxiety, and there is a specific trainer in the area we are moving to that we want to work with.

Those are my top priority goals from my Day Zero Project that I will be working on in 2015. In reality, I will be trying for all of them, but these are my top priority!

What are your goals/resolutions for 2015?

Saturday, December 27, 2014

December Recap!

Well, its that time again, where I recap the month of December! Now on my Youtube channel, I'll be recapping my whole year as well as doing my December favorites. Both of those will be up in the next few days or so. Without further ado, here was my December in a nutshell!! (in no particular order) - I attempted and completely failed in my first Vlogmas. - my girlfriend and I went to my cousins ugly sweater party, and I brought some delicious enchiladas. - I completely organized my jewelry and makeup (if you want pictures of how I did that, let me know). - CHRISTMAS. - I became absolutely addicted to MAC lipsticks. - My laptop barely survived a two foot drop on tile. The hinge broke, and if I move to screen, it wants to fall apart. - My cousin had her baby!! He's so adorable!!! - My family and I drove down to see the lights in St. Augustine. I wish I had gotten pictures... But I'm going back next week, so I'll show you all pictures then! - I got the Keurig I've been dying for wanting, and an iPad mini! There were a few more things that happened, but this was the result of a ten minute brainstorm of events from the past month. Your turn!! What did you do in December?

Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas Update!

I hope you all had a very wonderful Christmas!! I had a wonderful Christmas myself!! I spent my first Christmas with my moms side of the family, and it was really nice! My girlfriends mom joined us too, that was the first time and of our family met each other. 

We spent Christmas Eve at my grandparents house, opened a few gifts and had dinner. I was super excited that my mom was able to join us, working retail and all... So that was awesome. Christmas morning we went to my aunts house and had a delicious breakfast. She makes this breakfast pizza (best way to describe it is an omelette in pizza form), and a bunch of other delicious breakfast foods. Now to back track a little bit, my cousin had her baby on Monday and came home from the hospital on Christmas Eve. They were going to stay home on Christmas, but they ended up surprising everyone by  coming over for breakfast!! 

After breakfast and some chit chat, we opened our gifts. I got money from my grandparents, my dad and my moms boyfriend, and with that I bought an iPad mini (thank you everyone)! My aunt got me some herbs so I can start my herb garden (I can cross that off my Day Zero Project now!!). My mom got me the Keurig I've been wanting for what seems like all eternity, as well as some accessories and coffee to go with it. My girlfriend gave me this amazing pair of black boots. There were other things as well, but I don't want to seem like I'm bragging.

Next week is New Years! 2015..., I don't have any New Years Resolutions yet, do you? I don't know if I should seeing how I have my Day Zero Project that I'm working on, as well as starting a 365 project starting January 1st. 

Speaking of that, I will be posting my 365 project pictures to my Instagram, which you can see on the right of the web page here! 

My brainstorming for content for both my blog and my YouTube channel is going really well! I'm looking forward to all the posts and videos I have been planning!! 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

I've Been Absent And I Need Your Help (With This Whole Blogging Thing)

I HAVE BEEN ABSENT I AM SORRY
Don't be mad at me.
I haven't written anything in a week, but here's why.

I haven't felt like the content I planned was good enough to post, and I'd rather not post anything than give my readers bad content. If my heart isn't in it, I don't want to do it because it's not going to turn out the way it should.

I've been doing Vlogmas on Youtube, and to be honest I'm failing pretty hard core at it. I'm not a daily vlogger, and it's made me not want to even make normal videos.

Sure, I may vlog here and there, but daily vlogging isn't my thing, and I give props to those who can. What I've come to realize is that it it's pretty difficult.

This is what I am going to do:
There are only two and a half weeks of the year left, and with that time, I may or may not post things. If I do, they will most likely just be life updates. But what I WILL be doing is brainstorming really hard to create content for not only my blog here, but as well as my youtube channel. Within that two and a half weeks, I should have more than enough ideas to create really good content.


This is what I want you to do:
I want to know what my readers and viewers actually want to see from me. Do you want to see vlogs? Do you want videos like I have done before? Do you want beauty product reviews? Tell me what you want to see from me and I will work my hardest to meet your expectations.

I don't want to do this half assed. Half assed blogs and channels don't do anything for anyone, because they aren't worth anything.

Its an end of a year, and a start of a new one.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Ipsy and Vlogmas!!

I'm sorry I didn't write yesterday... Internet problems and I ended up getting busy.
This post is from my phone, so its gonna be short.

Anyways, a few updates:

I'm doing Vlogmas on my YouTube channel!! Its going pretty well too! Be sure to check it out!

I just subscribed to Ipsy!! I get my first box in January! If you don't know what Ipsy is, its a monthly subscription (such as Barkbox or Birch box) but with beauty products! Ive been watching unboxings on youtube for awhile now, so naturally I can't wait to get my first box!

Do any of you have an Ipsy subscription?

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Living With A Side Cut


Hello everyone!!!
     Today I wanted to talk a bit about hair! I wanted to talk about my hair... well, sidecuts actually. I get a lot of questions about mine, so I wanted to share some information about my sidecut and why I decided to get it for those who A) are curious and B) who are thinking about getting their own, and also some pros and cons of having a sidecut. 

     I got my sidecut about a year and a half ago. However, I didn't get it cut just on a whim. I went back and forth with it for what seems like forEVER before I decided to commit to it. My hair has always been my prized possession. I've never had it shorter than my shoulders (just above them was the shortest), and its always been between mid-back and mid-chest length) so having it shaved on the side was a big thing for me. I LOVE the look of sidecuts on any length hair, but wasn't sure if it was right for me.

     Now, there are ways to "fake" a sidecut, but it takes a lot of gel and finding a way to glue down bobby pins into your head to hold the hair down.... but it's still a good way to see if you like how it looks on you. 

     I had gone back and forth with it for about two years, and one night after my girlfriend came home from school, I asked her to cut it for me. I talked about it all the time to her (she says at LEAST once a week), so she was relieved that I  finally asked her to cut it. I'm not going to lie, I was terrified as she was cutting it. What if I don't like it? What if it looks different than the fake sidecut? How long is it going to take to grow back out? But there was no looking back. She sat me down, parted my hair and cut it off. Boom, it was done. Awesome. That was a year a a half ago, and I've loved it ever since!

Now for some Pros and Cons!
Pros: Sidecuts are awesome. They are easy to hide when your hair is down (and you're able to change your part), they can be incorporated into a LOT of different hair styles, sidecut can be short, kinda long or really long. I like mine kind of long.

Cons: They can't be hidden well if your hair is being worn up, can't hold bobby pins (unless your sidecut is longer). It will take time to grow back. 

Verdict: If you want to get a sidecut, do it!!

Below I have pictures of me and my sidecut, so you can see it in different styles.





Now, go get yours done!!


Monday, December 1, 2014

My Favorite Things About December

Happy December everyone! My favorite recycled twitter joke, "Today it's Christmas first!"
December, its the last month, it contains one of the best holidays all year (in my opinion), and its just so cheerful. Cold, but cheerful. With that being said, I wanted to share some of my favorite things about December with you!
Tiny string of LED lights be fancy

- It gets colder! Winter officially begins just before Christmas, so I don't feel bad for breaking out the boots, the hoodies and the scarves! Granted, it doesn't get too cold where I live, or where I grew up, but still cold enough to break out some cold-weather accessories!

- All the snuggles! I'm such a cuddler, and it's really hard to cuddle when its hot any other time of the year, its just downright uncomfortable. However, when it's cold, it makes it perfect cuddling temperature!

- Christmas lights are literally everywhere. People decorate their houses, businesses decorate their stores, the city decorates their downtown areas... its just beautiful! There's something about Christmas lights and decor that just make me so cheerful and happy!

- GLITTER IS EVERYWHERE, and that makes me happy. If glitter had a season, it would be winter. Christmas tree decorations are covered in glitter, you can buy (or make) wreaths that are glitter-clad, glitter makeup becomes all the rage...  I can wear glitter make up, and no one judges me.... as much. and don't even get me started on New Years! New years is all about glitter and confetti!! All the sparkles, all the glitter!

- VLOGMAS!! Many YouTubers participate in vlogmas every year. If you don't know what vlogmas is, its when someone makes daily vlogs (or close to daily vlogs) and upload them on their channel. It's a lot of fun to watch, and this is my first year participating!! Check out my YouTube channel here!

- CHRISTMAS (AND OTHER HOLIDAYS)! When you think of December, you think of Christmas (or any other holiday you celebrate in December)! And because Christmas and other holidays happen pretty much all at once, everyone feels extra generous. Now, only to get people to be just as generous and nice year round...

- As the year ends, I reflect about the year that has passed, and see how much my life has changed. This year, I had the biggest change I never expected, moving across the county.

All in all, December is a time of cheer and reflection. What do you like about December?

Friday, November 28, 2014

November 2014 Recap!

Hello everyone! I hope you had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving, and if you went Black Friday shopping, I hope you were nice to the retail employees. I had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner at my aunts house, so much food and so much family time! It was the first Thanksgiving I've ever had in Florida with this side of my family!
All the deliciousness!
Well, its the last Friday in November! What does that mean? Time for a November Recap!
I'm going to quickly cover the things I did this month!
I wish I had taken more pictures, that's definitely a habit I have to be better at. Hopefully in December I'll take more pictures of my outings and what not... so without further ado, lets recap November!

- My crazy leggings came in the mail! Mermaid leggings and galaxy leggings!! This also allowed me to cross the first thing off of my Day Zero Project!!
- Went to the midnight release of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
- My family and I went to see Mocking Jay part 1 the day after it came out... it was amazing!!
- I went to my cousins baby shower!
- I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family.
- Catherine and I put up our adorable Christmas Tree!
- Went to Books-A-Million and finally bought some books for my Day Zero Project

These are the videos I uploaded to my YouTube channel this month!
Video: California vs. Florida Living
Video: UNFOLLOWED
Video: Things I Am Good At
Video: Black Friday and its Supporters



Some of my favorite Instagram pictures from November


1. Omega Ruby Case!
2. Mermaid leggings with a spying dog.
3. Selfie because I need more.
4. Over saftey man!! I'm glad he's wearing so much gear.
5. This is how you know its Christmas season in our house.
6. Video editing with wine!

What am I looking forward to in December?
A lot, actually! I am looking forward to Christmas, of course. I am also looking forward to New Years Eve/New Years because not only will it be the beginning of a brand new year, but I actually get to go to St. Augustine with my girlfriend, and we get to do tourist-y things! I love being a tourist! I also have some videos and blog posts planned already, but not too much yet.... And I already can't wait to finish Divergent! As soon as I finish the book, I have to watch the movie... and of course read the other books.


I think that's it for the November Recap! Check out my channel tomorrow, I will be putting up a November Favorites video. You know, things that I am obsessed with and have been for all of November. See you then!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I Am Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving Eve everyone!
Is that a thing? Well it is now! Hehehe.

Well with Thanksgiving coming tomorrow, I wanted to write a list of some of things I am thankful for!

I am thankful that I have a job to help put a roof over my head and food on my table.
I am thankful that I have a roof over my head.
I am thankful for the family I have, near and far. Without them, I would not be who and where I am today.
I am thankful for my loving girlfriend, who has helped me grow up since we have been together.
I am thankful for our future choices for the future.
I am thankful that I have money to buy material items.
I am thankful for the internet.
I am thankful I was able to leave California and start a new life.

What are you thankful for?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Drunk Book Finds.

I didn't leave you guys with much content the past few days, so I am writing today to tell you about some shenanigans over the weekend... and by weekend I mean yesterday (Monday).

My girlfriend and I went to Hooters for dinner, because we can't get enough of the wings, and their nachos are the closest thing I can get to Mexican food here in northern Florida. Anyways, I drank some long islands, and got a bit tipsy. Not white girl wasted, but enough to loosen up a bit and not care about judgments. After Hooters, Catherine and I went to do some shopping. The first stop was the dollar store (which Catherine went to), and I went next door to Books A Million.... and I bought a few books. I haven't been much of a bookworm for a while and I really need/want to be, especially for my goals for my Day Zero Project!

Heres what I bought!
I know the movie just came out, but I haven't seen it, and I really wanted to read the book! Here is the Amazon synopsis: "In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself."






This one caught my attention because its 's set in the 1920's so I definitely want to read it!
Amazon's synopsis: New York City, 1924: the height of Prohibition and the whole city swims in bathtub gin.
     Rose Baker is an orphaned young woman working for her bread as a typist in a police precinct on the lower East Side. Every day Rose transcribes the confessions of the gangsters and murderers that pass through the precinct. While she may disapprove of the details, she prides herself on typing up the goriest of crimes without batting an eyelid.
      But when the captivating Odalie begins work at the precinct Rose finds herself falling under the new typist's spell. As do her bosses, the buttoned up Lieutenant Detective and the fatherly Sergeant. As the two girls' friendship blossoms and they flit between the sparkling underworld of speakeasies by night, and their work at the precinct by day, it is not long before Rose's fascination for her new colleague turns to obsession. But just who is the real Odalie, and how far will Rose go to find out"

 
Cinder is a Cinderella story told as Cinderella as a cyborg. Werid to hear, I know, but it sounded interesting to drunk Stephanie, so I thought I'd give it a shot!
Amazon's synopsis: Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . 

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

Last but not least, this wonderful book! Of course I like chick-flicks and the like, so I just had to buy this! Here is Amazons synopsis: Almost a decade has passed since Andy Sachs quit the job “a million girls would die for” working for Miranda Priestly at Runway magazine—a dream that turned out to be a nightmare. Andy and Emily, her former nemesis and co-assistant, have since joined forces to start a high-end bridal magazine.The Plunge has quickly become required reading for the young and stylish. Now they get to call all the shots: Andy writes and travels to her heart’s content; Emily plans parties and secures advertising like a seasoned pro. Even better, Andy has met the love of her life. Max Harrison, scion of a storied media family, is confident, successful, and drop-dead gorgeous. Their wedding will be splashed across all the society pages as their friends and family gather to toast the glowing couple. Andy Sachs is on top of the world. But karma’s a bitch. The morning of her wedding, Andy can’t shake the past. And when she discovers a secret letter with crushing implications, her wedding-day jitters turn to cold dread. Andy realizes that nothing—not her husband, nor her beloved career—is as it seems. She never suspected that her efforts to build a bright new life would lead her back to the darkness she barely escaped ten years ago—and directly into the path of the devil herself...


I don't know which I should read first!!! I currently have Divergent in my bag with me, so I might start with that. 
Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? Let me know in the comments below!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Shopping On Black Thursday

Yesterday I posted a video about black "Thursday" and the dumb reasons people are supporting shopping on Thanksgiving, and I wanted to link it here for you all today.Click here to see my video. Just a forwarning, there is cursing. 

Enjoy!

Friday, November 21, 2014

OMEGA RUBY HAS ARRIVED

ITS HERE AT LAAAAST
The post below may contain some nerddom.

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have arrived to the United States! And naturally I was the fifth person in line to pick up my copy of Omega Ruby! If you have been playing Pokemon for forever and a day like I have, chances are the third generation was on your top favorites list. This is a wonderful remake of the third generation, and boy, is it amazing. 

It was my first midnight release of anything, so I didn't really know how it was going to go. They were giving out posters, but I didn't really care about it though, I just wanted the game!! I took Catherine with me, but I don't think she was prepared for the "gamer world" she was stepping into, so that was funny to see. (Love you!)

But withough further ado... HERES SOME PICTURES.
How powerful is this?!?!?


I literally stayed up until 2am playing this.

                                                                                 There are new features, old features, friendly faces, same layouts of towns with much upgraded scenery, the graphics are smooth. Just, I can't even. 
I could talk about this for hours, but I don't want to give away any spoilers!!

Did you pick up your copy of the game?! Who was your starter? 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Rambly Rambles: Leaving California, Holidays In A New Place, and Things I'm Excited For!

So I don't really have a topic to talk about today, so I'm just going to place my rambling thoughts here today! Don't mind the rambling.

    This year is my first year from being away from California for the holidays. It's a bit strange. Yes, I do have family out here that I haven't spent any holidays with yet, and that is very exciting! But it doesn't change the fact that I am starting to get a bit homesick. (It only took four months!) But then I remember why I left California in the first place, and how there are way more opportunities for a better life here in Florida, and then I'm happy again (and of course, I still miss my friends and family back home)!

       People always give me weird looks when I say I'm from southern California, as if to say "what? You left California to come live here? Why?" Some people actually ask me that. I don't want to answer with "because California is stupid and ridiculous," but I do because that's the truth. What is even better than that, is that people who have never even been there seem offended! They give me looks like "WHAT? BUT ITS CALIFORNIA! HOW CAN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BE STUPID?!" Then I give them the whole, "well, it's a wonderful place to visit, but it's terrible to live. Way over priced" yadda yadda yadda and so on. I think I just found a video topic.

     Speaking of video topics, I have been thinking about vlogging. Yes, I know I already make silly videos, and I blog here, but I don't ever really blog about my day! Now, I'm not talking about doing daily vlogs, because my life isn't that interesting day to day. Mostly because if I'm not at work, I'm  at home doing not so interesting things... and the lighting in my studio apartment is absolutely horrendous for videos. I know I talked about vlogging my experiences with my Day Zero Project, and I have been slacking with that. I'm a month in and I have only crossed off one thing! Would you actually watch my vlogs if I made them? If there are other videos/topics you want to see from me, please let me know :)

     This is also my first year in a few years that I'm not working retail, so NO BLACK FRIDAY FOR ME. Thats a whole other post I'll be covering next week.... because Black Friday is stupid.

     This Friday, however, the new Pokemon game comes out!!! I know I keep saying that over and over in the past few blogs, but I'm just so excited I can barely contain myself!!!

I think I rambled enough.... keep an eye out on Friday!! NEW GAME YAY
   

Monday, November 17, 2014

PET PEEVES

Hello everyone!
I had a blog post planned for today, but I changed my mind and wanted to do this one instead!

Couple little updates:
I now have chargers for both of my cameras!!! That's super exciting! I use my DSLR for my main videos, thinking about doing some vlogs with my point and shoot. Let me know if you'd watch those. Also, THE GAME I PREORDERED COMES OUT FRIDAY. Pokemon Omega Ruby. Judge me. I will, however be vlog/blogging about it, so be prepared.

Anyways, I wanted to talk a bit about pet peeves, and put a few of mine out there on the internet!
I don't have a lot of pet peeves, I like to think of myself as a simple person. I do have some however, and they are as follows;

1. Sliding teeth on silverware. That sound is horrendous, stop doing it.
2. When someone tells me I don't know what a storm is because I'm from California. It literally makes me want to punch you and tell you to shush.
3. People tailgating you when they can clearly pass you. I am not going to go any faster. Just go around me.
4. People don't return shopping carts. The cart return isn't far from your car, walk the extra 30 feet.

Let me know in the comments below what your pet peeves are!

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Day Zero Project!

Years ago I was on the train of attempting to complete a 101-in-1001 list on livejournal. I tried to find my original post, but I guess my livejournal account was inactive for too long, and was deleted (what a pain!!).
Anyways, I wanted to create a new list of goals to complete, some major, some minor, and actually follow through with them!
To keep myself accountable, I am going to be blogging about my experience of each one, and for a majority of them, upload videos to my Youtube channel (shameless self promoting here). If you haven't seen my channel, check it out here!
On my channel, I have a video about my "hobbies," and how I start a new hobby, and then one day just stop doing it. I am hoping, by making my goals public to everyone on the internet machine, that I can hold myself accountable for actually following through with these goals, and the project overall.
Without further ado, here's my list of goals.
Day Started: October 27, 2014
Day to Complete: July 27, 2016
Goals Completed: 6
Goals in Progress: 5

Self Improvement
1. Wake up before 8am. on work days.
2. Touch my toes with out bending my knees.
3. Find out my blood type.
4. Try Lyra.
5. Learn to boogie board.
6. Go to Vidcon or Playlist Live.
7. Write down 100 things that make me happy.
8. Answer the 50 questions to open your mind. Start here!
9. Take a dance class.
10. Try 5 new foods. (0/5)
11. Go back to school.
12. Find my new favorite wine.
13. Learn basics of a new language.
14. Try/do 5 things I don't like. (0/5)

Appearance
15. Complete 30 day ab challenge.
16. Lose 20 pounds. (0/20)
17. Find my "signature" boots.
18. Color my hair purple.
19. Color "fringe" teal.  (I ended up coloring my "fringe" purple and my sidecut green!
20. Grow hair to boob length.
21. Buy flashy leggings.
22. Buy Jaws bathing suit.
23. Find a "signature" necklace .
24. Double conch piercing.
25. Get a new tattoo.

Experience with Catherine
26. GO TO DISNEYWORLD!
27. Go to Sea World Orlando.
28. Go to Universal Studios.
29. Go to the Jacksonville Artwalk.
30. Visit San Diego.
31. Have a white Christmas.
32. St. Patricks Day in Savannah GA.
33. Go camping.
34. Go on a picnic.
35. Go on a haunted tour.
36. Ice Skate.
37. Go Wine Tasting.
38. Try Archery.
39. Take a swing dance class.
40. Take Christmas Pictures.
41. Fill mason jar of good memories and jokes. Currently in progress
42. Have a Harry Potter Marathon.
43. Fish all day.
44. Plan a date without telling her.
45. Complete 1000 peice puzzle.
46. Jump in a pile of leaves.
47. Plant a tree on Earth Day (4/22).

Media and Skills
48. Improve photography.
49. Buy good photo and video editing software.
50. Day in the Life blogpost.
51. 2015 365 project. Being done on my Instagram
52. Paint with light.
53. Improve my writing.
54. Blog regularly.
55. Youtube Q&A.
56. Take a painting class.

Doing things for others
57. Hand write 10 letters to people in California (0/10).
58. Bake 3 birthday cakes.
59. Buy from a local artist.
60. Give money to a street performer.
61. Give 100% tip.
62. Give home made candles as gifts.
63. Babysit for my cousin.
64. Post its in books at book stores.
65. Inspire someone.

Investments
66. Buy a car.
67. Buy new camcorder.
68. Buy a new gaming console.

Saving Money
69. Pay credit card debt.
70. Have 6 months in savings.
71. $10 in savings for ever completed goal.
72. See what my pokemon cards are worth.
73. Get health insurance.

For the Home <3
75. Have a vegetable garden.
75. Have a herb garden.
76. Purchase a good blender.
77. Master a dish (dinner or dessert).
78. Get internet.
79. Organize movie collection.
80. Make home made candles.
81. Complete 5 DIY projects from Pinterest. (2/5)
82. Quill C&S monograms.

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!
83. Do Edward 40-hands with someone
84. Catch up on Walking Dead series
85. Read 10 books recommended to me. (0/10)
86. Read 10 books from my own curiosity. (0/10)
87. Read at least one book a month, even if previous reading goals fufilled. (0/33)
88. Read all Game of Thrones books
89. See a movie premier.
90. See ten "classic" movies. (0/10).
91. Go to a music festival.
92. See Kesha/Green Day/Fall Out Boy/Lindsey Stirling in concert.
93. Complete National Pokedex in either X/Y or ORAS.
94. Complete Sims Legacy challenge. Currently being posted on my Gaming Channel

Animals
95. Take Kimo running at least 1 time a week
96. Socialize Kimo
97. Have a doggie playdate
98. Touch a shark
99. Volunteer at an animal shelter
100. Adopt another pet
101. Write a new list
That's my list! I hope you enjoy it. Please stick around and accompany me on this journey!

First Thing Crossed off my Day Zero Poject!!

This is going to be a quick update... but I GOT MY MERMAID LEGGINGS IN THE MAIL. I would have taken pictures of the unboxing, but I wasn't expecting them for at least another week, so I had no idea what the packaging was. ... And I don't have any remotes so I can take good photos by myself... but I promise, PICTURES SOON.

I can officially cross off number 21 off my list... Buy flashy leggings! I could have crossed that off when they were purchased, but I wanted to wait, just in case!!

I have galaxy leggings on the way too... so keep an eye out for those!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Quest For The Perfect Red Lip: Lime Crime Review

For those of you who know me, and the rest are about to find out, I have forever been on a quest to find the perfect red lipstick. I have used many different brands, many different colors. Some I like, and some I don't. What I've discovered is that I am able to wear pretty much any color, any reds with any undertone, and have it look alright. However, I am looking for certain qualities of a lipstick. What are these qualifiers you ask?
 Must Be Matte.
      I want it to dry to a matte finish (preferred) or I can use translucent powder over it to make it matte. I can't stand the feel of gloss, and I hate how messy non-matte lipsticks are. I get it all over my teeth, straws, food, and my chin, no matter how careful I am.
Easy Application
        I hate waking up unnecessarily early to get ready for work. My every day makeup consists of simple foundation with slight contouring, a somewhat neutral eye with winged liner, and a bold red lip. Minus the red lip, I have this routine down to about 15 minutes, depending how my hands are handling my eyeliner. I want to find a red lipstick that I can apply quickly and have it look like I spent time doing it.

     Seems easy enough right? One would think. If you have seen my YouTube videos, you know I wear red lipstick in just about all of them. Chances are, they are different lipsticks. I buy many different lipsticks all the time, I almost have more lipsticks than eyeshadows (now thats a feat!).

What I want to do is take you on this quest while giving you reviews of different lipsticks I find.

Today I am going to be doing a review on the Lime Crime velvetine, Red Velvet!
     I first discovered Lime Crime because of my infatuation with Kesha. She has been using their blue lipstick for who knows how long. I found myself on their website one day, and I found their velvetines! At the time, they only had two colors, Red Velvet and Suedeberry. I loved the way their Red Velvet swatch looked, so I decided to do some research on YouTube. 
     I liked everything I heard from different reviews online. Its a true red, goes on like a gloss, dries matte, and even smells like cake!! I had to order one to test it out, and lo and behold, IT WAS AMAZING. I put it on as soon as I opened the box, and it did really smell like cake! All it took was one application to make it a nice red. No lipliner, no prepping, nothing. I was worried that it would feather since it goes on as a gloss, but its pretty thick and stays exactly where you put it. There is very little transfer, I would consider it a kissable lipstick. It comes with the applicator, but I like applying with a brush instead, allows for better precision (yay lip rings and wonky upper lips). The only thing(s) I didn't like about it was there wasn't enough in the tube for my every day use! I wear a red lip almost every day, and using this daily made it last for about a month and a half, and with a $20 price tag, it can get expensive.... but totally worth it.

tl:dr
PROS: Goes on as a gloss, dries matte. No feathering. Smells like cake. Survives a messy meal (burgers, noodles, etc). Comes off easily with makeup remover.
CONS: Chips in center after several hours wear. Dries out lips (since it dries matte). Not a lot in the tube.

Overall, its an amazing lipstick, one I would give an A! 

But of course, I can't stop there... I must find more lipstick...     


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Guilty Pleasures!

Guilty pleasures, we all have them, here are my top 7 that I'm willing to admit.

1. Playing Pokemon
     I have played Pokemon since the games came out. Now, I forget if I watched the show first, or played the game first, but I've been playing the game since 1996. I still have the Red, Blue and Yellow version in my Game Boy case! I didn't play for a long long time, since the third generation, but I picked up a Nintendo 2ds and Pokemon X (6th Generation) a few months ago, and I am forever hooked again! I preordered the remake of the third generation, and it comes out next week! Hang around my Youtube channel, I'll be vlogging all about it!

2. Sims
     I never had the chance to own the first generation on PC, but I had every Sims PS2 game, and got Sims 2 on PC, and now I have Sims 3 with just about every expansion pack. I want to get the Sims 4, but I just can't justify 60 bucks for a base game. The game itself is just so fun. Make families, watch them succeed, light them on fire, or watch them suffer, depends on my mood that day!

3. Read gaming stories
     There are different stories that content creators write with Pokemon and the Sims. Pokemon has what is called a "Nuzlocke run", and the Sims has a "Legacy Family." Basic breakdown, Nuzlocke has certain rules you have to follow (if the Pokemon faints you can no longer use it, and you can only catch the first pokemon per area and it must be nicknamed). There are people who write stories and comics along with these, most of which are amazing. The Sims Legacy family, you start with one Sim you create as your "founder" and you have them marry, have kids, etc, and have the family line survive for ten generations. Its so much harder than it sounds. I know both of these sound weird, but hey, I like them. Nuzlocke rules and stories, and Sims legacy rules and stories.
     
3. Miley Cyrus
     Oh how I love Miley, always have and always will. She's a wild child, and is way out there, but when she is being real she is such a wonderful artist. People say she's a bad role model? I say its not her job to raise your kids.

4. Random Netflix documentaries
     If I have a day off to not do a thing, I turn to Netflix like everyone else. I don't really watch movies on Netflix, but instead I find random documentaries. The other day, I watched one about voice actors and one about bartenders! There are so many on there. I don't care how dumb they look, I'll end up watching it.

5. Dance in my kitchen
     This one sounds normal, like everyone does it. But, if I get caught doing it, I get way more embarrassed than I should be. I think its mostly because its not just "gonna shake my hips to the music," but instead I do the mediocre jazz and ballet I was trained in. Its not my fault I can do perfect chaine turns in my socks on the tile.

6. Cats and internet
      Because nothing says "something to do" while watching cats be unmajestic creatures on the internet.

7. Zoo tycoon
     As if Sims and Pokemon wasn't enough, I play Zoo Tycoon like no ones business. Build a zoo, have crazy animals, and turn velociraptors and lions loose on my zoo guests, its a party.


Those are my top seven guilty pleasures, I know most of them are dumb.... but they aren't to me!! What are some of your guilty pleasures? Let me know in the comments below! Follow my on BlogLovin, you can stay updated on my blog, and every other blog you want to follow, all in one place!
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Getting My Dog a Kong Toy Was the Best Decision Ever...

Hello friends! So as all of you probably know, I have a dog. If you don't, hey, just so you know, I have a dog! I want to tell you all why getting a Kong toy for him was the best decision I've ever made.
This dude right here.

Handome devil isn't he? His name is Kimo (like Kemosabe), and he's a 3 year old Boston Terrier. Let me tell you some back story about us in case you don't already know!
My girlfriend and I got him July of last year. We were on the search for a smaller dog (about 20-30 pounds, no more, no less) and we found this booger online. After some back and forth with his previous owner, we took him home! The only thing we knew about him was that he was the familys second dog, the first being a teacup Yorkie), and several kids under the age of twelve. They said he didn't get along with the Yorkie (but come on, not even Yorkies like Yorkies). We later discovered that he's not a dog friendly dog. He doesn't really know how to behave around them, but we are currently looking into different trainers to help with that.
He was a big mooch, and dang is he quick when food hits the floor. Again, he was used to getting table scraps from all the human devil spawn kids, so after some time, we alleviated that too... somewhat.  He loves people, cautious around most children, but loves pretty much everyone who wants to give him love. And oh boy, does he love couch cuddles. He loves sleeping on the couch, cuddling on the couch... and the bed, and everywhere. We don't allow him on the bed anymore because he takes up more room than we do, and he snores louder than any man I've ever heard. 

    Let me get to the point of this post, because I could go on for hours about this dog. When Catherine and I are doing our own thing on the couch, like playing on the computer, phone, A.K.A not playing with our dog, he does one of two things; thrashes about with his ropes so loud that we have to give him attention because its just so funny, or, stare at us until we let him on the couch. Not just like a stare across the room, no, he will sit at the foot of the couch and stare at you like he's looking deep into your soul to see who you were in a past life. He doesn't understand the concept of "go lay down." 
He also knows when Catherine and I are leaving for work, and sulks in a corner, and acts like he's in trouble the entire morning. It was adorable for the first few times, but then I started to feel terrible, Getting him a dog friend would cause so many more headaches than we have time to deal with.so, a few weeks ago we decided to get a Kong toy for him. If you have a dog and don't know what/who Kong is, you're in for a treat (no pun intended)! Kong makes toys that are long lasting and can resist the constant chewing, even for extra large dogs! The most recognizable toy they have is this wonky thing here:

You put a treat in it, either from Kong, or your own, and it keeps the dog busy for a while. You can put their normal treats in there, hell, even peanut butter.  If your dog isn't food driven, this probably isn't the toy for them, but what dog doesn't like peanut butter.It keeps them super busy while they try to get the deliciousness out of there!
We put a long lasting treat in there before we leave in the morning, and when we are home at night, we put some Kong cookie treats in there, which also keeps him busy and helps us not feel like we are being stalked. A win win for everyone! 
In the comment section below, tell me about your dog :)

I hope you all enjoyed! 

Friday, November 7, 2014

My Current Wishlist


Its almost that time of year.... I know I know, skipping Thanksgiving, I'm a terrible human being.
But I'm not skipping it, I'm just getting ahead on my wishlist! Some of these are on my list for my Day Zero Project, so I thought I would tell you about them!

These six things (I want five of them) are on the top of my wishlist. What are they?

The first one you see is the lovely Keurig Coffee maker. But Stephanie, you just said you cut out coffee. I know I did! This thing makes hot chocolate and tea too! I've wanted one of these things for years. The Keurig is everything anyone that likes to drink hot beverages ever wanted in a single machine! 

The tablets! Why are there two? No, I am not being greedy, I just can't decide which one I want yet. The top one is the Asus Transformer, and the bottom one is the Samsung Note 10.1. Both are awesome, but the difference is that the Asus runs Windows 8, and the Note runs Android. The Asus would be great because I can use Microsoft Office for when I go back to school next year, but the Note would be awesome because every account I have in everything is Google anyways (Email, Hangouts, they have office equivalents that I can copy to my laptop), and I already have a Galaxy phone, so transfer of things would be easy because of compatibility, and I already know how. 

Bottom right is the Roku. There are about 3245679 4 different versions of the Roku, but what it comes down to is that it is a media box that is super easy to install, and I can add a USB to it for things I have downloaded! Netflix, HBO, Hulu, and so many other networks. All I need is a TV with an HDMI connection and Wifi. I already have WIFI, looks like its time for a new TV! 

PS4.... yes, the lovely PS4. All the games I have are either PC or PS3, neither of which will play on the PS4 (stupid no backwards compatibility), but I have had every PlayStation since the first one. Remember the big gray one? Yup. I had that. It also doubles as a DVD/Bluray player, so that cuts out the need of getting more devices. Don't hate on me gamers, I can't do the XBOX controller >.<

Last but not least, I know its not a gadget but I REALLLLLLYYY want it, is the whole collection of the Game of Thrones books. I will admit that I didn't know these existed until the show, but the show has sucked me in to an infinite vicious circle of different emotions I didn't know I had, so I can only imagine how amazing these books are!

Well that is the rundown of my current wishlist. Are any of these on your wishlist? What else is on your wishlist? Let me know in the comments! 

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Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Obsessed


I've recently discovered that I had some credit on my Amazon account. With everything I could buy, I decided to buy leggings.... because I'm on the border of being a basic white girl. 
Now, I didn't just get a pair of black leggings. No. I bought, in-your-face, I-can't-believe-I-want-to-wear-these leggings. (Its on my Day Zero Project, so why not?)




Yes, the two above are the the ones I bought. These are the pictures from the Amazon store I got them from. (Link to Mermaid Leggings Link to Galaxy Leggings) Sorry not sorry to say, that I love wearing leggings (as long as they pass the "bend-over" test!). Colors, patterns, anything.

They are so comfortable to wear, they aren't like jeans that chafe and pinch if you move wrong. They aren't like yoga pants that are loose fitting and fall off when I run (true story). AND THEY COME IN MERMAID SCALE PATTERNS OF DIFFERENT COLORS. If thats not a valid reason to buy them, I don't know what is. 
Now only if I can find leggings that have pockets.



Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Leibster Award Nominations!!

Thank you very much Victoria from Style Me Darling for Liebster nomination! Go check out her blog for some beauty tips! The Liebster Award was created for smaller bloggers who don't many followers quite yet, and allow for some networking.


The rules 
Answer the questions the person that has nominated you has asked in their post
Share 11 random facts about yourself
Ask 11 questions yourself
Tag other bloggers to answer them

Victoria's questions
What’s your favourite go to item of clothing?
  - Leggings of course! I wear them way too much.

Who is your celebrity inspiration?
   - Its definetly a tie between Kesha and Sandra Bullock, both for different reasons.

What’s your favourite animal?
    - Orcas, always have and always will be my favorite animal. They are just amazing and I can't put into words how beautiful they are.

What is the blog post you are most proud of?
     - I would have to day my Day Zero Project! Its my list of 101 goals to complete in 1001 days.

What helps you concentrate when you are writing?
     - Having something play in the background, whether its a movie (that I'm not really into, or a movie I've seen a thousand times), or music. I can't work is silence.

Who is your favourite person in the whole world?
     - I can't pick just one person!

What is your favourite TV series?
     - Game of Thrones, hands down.

What accomplishment are you most proud to tell people about?
     - I graduated community college with two AA degrees!

Where do you most want to visit in the world?
     - I've always wanted to visit Spain and Australia.

What’s your favourite colour?
      - Glitter is my favorite color. If you tell me it isn't a color, you haven't seen glitter sparkle.

If you could be anyone for a day who would it be?
     - As cliche as it sounds, I like being me! I don't want to be anyone else.
11 random facts about me
·       1. I love tumbler mugs, I want all of them. 
        2. I got my septum pierced on a whim, and I couldn't imagine not having it anymore.
        3. Ariel is my favorite princess
        4. 2 of my 4 tattoos are Disney tattoos
        5. I used to be in love with Josh Hartnett when I was a kid
        6. I want to live on a homestead and leave the city life.
        7. I've never been huntine
        8. I am terrible at cooking, but I attempt it anyway.
        9. I was in colorguard on and off for eight years, and taught for two years.
        10 . I love the smell of "fresh linen" candles.
        11. I haven't had cable since I moved out of my parents house.

      My questions
1. If you could create another blog, what would it be about?
2. Where would you like to visit?
3. If time and money wasn't an issue, what planet would you want to see in real life?
4. What is your go-to accessory?
5. Whats one food or drink that you can't live without?
6. Are you a cat or dog person?
7. If you could the the opposite gender for 24 hours, what would you do?
8. What song do you have on repeat right now?
9. What is your dream job?
10. What would you do if you won the lottery?
11. Who is your favorite Youtuber/Blogger?


I nominate (Click names for links!)
Catherine Lux
Hungry Travel Style
London Olive


Don't forget to give all these wonderful blogs a read through, you'll love them!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Cutting out coffee??

   

Hello everyone! If there is any time of year that I am more likely to drink coffee, it's definitely this time of year, Fall, autumn, the time before winter, you know, this season. I have never been much of a coffee drinker, but its gotten pretty bad since I cut out soda a few months ago, and it didn't help when I started working where coffee is is readily available all day long.


     I found my perfect blend, hazelnut coffee with 2.5 pumps of vanilla, half and half and 3 packets of sugar. Sounds delicious right? Absolutely. The thing is, coffee leaves a nasty taste in my mouth, and it gets me super jittery. I don't like the taste of coffee, so I end up putting so much sugar and flavors in it. Because of the sugar mixed in with the caffeine, my hands would shake, I would feel light headed, and I couldn't concentrate.
     I wanted to find something else to drink that tasted good, keep me awake (or help me sleep), but didn't get me all hopped up on caffeine. I've recently cut soda out of the picture, and I don't want to go back to drinking it. I don't want to drink something that can disenegrate corrosion on a car battery, clean rust off a bumper, and dissolve a beef flank. The idea of putting that into my body disgusted me.


    What have I turned to? Tea. Yes, tea. There are so many kinds of teas, and they all have soooo many benefits. My personal favorite is green tea and chamomile!

Benefits of Green Tea - It raises the immune system while lowering cholesterol and blood sugar, and can even help clear up acne!
Chamomile - Has tons of antioxidents that help prevent complications from diabetes. It stumts growth of cancer cells! It helps you fall asleep, which helps me the most.

     I recently bought some tea from Winn Dixie the other day, and its absolutely delicious. I had to get the green tea (infused with white tea), and some chamomlile infused with vanilla, which doesn't need any sweetening at all, and it really does help me fall asleep!

     What is your go to drink, whether it be coffee, soda, tea, Sunny D? Let me know in the comments below!


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Good News!!

I have news I want to share with you all!


I am going to have, for the first time, a schedule to publish blog posts and YouTube Videos!

The schedule goes as follows:
Blog posts- Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Youtube videos - Saturdays

There is a chance where there will be more uploaded/published than this, but this is the minimum I will have! I already have all of November planned... are you ready?!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Quest for the Perfect Red Lip | Lip Tar Review

For those of you who know me, and the rest are about to find out, I have forever been on a quest to find the perfect red lipstick. I have used many different brands, many different colors. Some I like, and some I don't. What I've discovered is that I am able to wear pretty much any color, any reds with any undertone, and have it look alright. However, I am looking for certain qualities of a lipstick. What are these qualifiers you ask?

 Must Be Matte.
      I want it to dry to a matte finish (preferred) or I can use translucent powder over it to make it matte. I can't stand the feel of gloss, and I hate how messy non-matte lipsticks are. I get it all over my teeth, straws, food, and my chin, no matter how careful I am.
Easy Application
        I hate waking up unnecessarily early to get ready for work. My every day makeup consists of simple foundation with slight contouring, a somewhat neutral eye with winged liner, and a bold red lip. Minus the red lip, I have this routine down to about 15 minutes, depending how my hands are handling my eyeliner. I want to find a red lipstick that I can apply quickly and have it look like I spent time doing it.

     Seems easy enough right? One would think. If you have seen my YouTube videos, you know I wear red lipstick in just about all of them. Chances are, they are different lipsticks. I buy many different lipsticks all the time, I almost have more lipsticks than eyeshadows (now thats a feat!).

Full tube of STALKER. 
     What I want to do is take you on this quest while giving you reviews of different lipsticks I find. Today, I'm going to give you a review on Lip Tar from OCC Cosmetics.

     I have known Lip Tar for their crazy colors, but never considered to try their reds.  I have seen it online countless times, thank you Tumblr, mostly because I've also been on a quest to find a blue lipstick. I bought my first Lip Tar lipstick at Sephora. They had different sample packs for about $18, which is about the price of a single tube depending which collection it is. The sample pack has two colors, the primer, and the lip brush applicator. Mine has the colors Stalker (red), and RX (blue), two birds with one stone ;)

REVIEW 
     The first thing I noticed is that it is EXTREMELY pigmented. This made me very happy! It only took one drop on the brush to cover both my lips with good color. However, it does need to be shaken up from time to time because it has a tendency to separate. I applied Stalker once while it was separated and it wasn't as pigmented, but it didn't look terrible. I've only used RX once, and it was a true blue, which was also wonderful!
Picture Credit Stalker on the lips

     It goes on glossy, and it eventually somewhat dries to a shiny finish, but it does take a long time for it to dry. One thing I don't like about it, is that it takes time to apply. I have to do the application during different stages of my makeup routine which slows me down. I have to first apply the primer, let it dry some, and then apply the color. I like to add a layer of translucent powder over the color, it helps it dry faster, and gives it more of a matte finish. Even then, you have to be very precise with it because it is hard to fix mistakes. It feathers like no ones business. This can be sometimes avoided if you buy their colorless wax pencil, or the matching lip liner. The pencil works wonders, but its also pricey, and its just another step to add.

The best application that works for me is wax pencil, primer, let dry, red layer, translucent powder, light red layer, blot. This helps it last for HOURS without fading or (much) transfering.

TL:DR Wonderful lipstick if you have the time to apply it, and have the money to fork out the wax pencil, or the matching lip liner, to keep it from feathering.  It is not a quick application, so I wouldn't say its useful if you're in a hurry.
My blue!!!!!.... and a judging girlfriend :P


       Have you had any experience with Lip Tar? Do you have any advice for me or others? Have a specific brand/color you want me to review? Leave a comment below! Talk to you soon!