September Favorites

Good morning, everyone!

Today, I'm sharing some of my favorites from this month. I don't have too many beauty related favorites, however, I do have some lifestyle and fashion favorites.



Tea Tree Body Soap from Primark

I shared this product with y'all in my What's In My Shower Caddy? blog post. I've been using it everyday in the shower. Not only does it smell really good, but it's been keeping my skin really clear. Highly recommend!

Charcoal Nose Strips

I am all about staying in on a Friday night and doing some self-care. I'm thinking: bubble bath, chocolate, Netflix, and a peel off mask. There's nothing better than that. On top of a face mask, I like to do a post strip. You wouldn't believe how much gunk these strips pull out. They're amazing!

FitBit App

I mentioned awhile back that I got a FitBit. I love my Fitbit and I love that it tracks my steps. My goal is to reach 8,000 steps everyday. However, on days when I go to the gym I reach over 13,000. If you have a Fitbit, definitely download the app! Oh, and join challenges! They definitely motivate me to get some extra steps in.

Going To The Gym

With that being said, I've also been enjoying going to the gym on a consistent schedule. I usually go on Monday and Wednesday mornings since I have later classes. If you're looking to start going to the gym, my number one tip would be to find a gym buddy!

Starbucks Hot Chocolate

Yes, yes, and yes! I recently bought the reusable cup that allows you to save 10 cents every time you use it.

Taylor Swift's Latest Music

Not going to lie, I was pretty surprised with Swift's latest releases. However, I'm excited for what she has in store for November. Who else is pumped?

Question of The Day: What have you been loving this month?


What's In My Backpack?

Welcome back to my blog, everyone!

I thought I would share the contents of my backpack with y'all. I know I've done multiple of these posts in the past, but this is A College Girl's Edition. 



Let's start off with my backpack. My backpack is from L.L. Bean. And yes, for the record it has my monogram on it. #IfItDoesntMoveMonogramIt

MacBook Air

The first thing I pulled out is my MacBook Air. I love my MacBook to death. I've had since the end of July and it works great! (Oh! And, keeping it protected is my Kate Spade laptop case. I love it to death!) 

Lilly Pulitzer Jumbo Agenda

The next thing I have in my backpack is my agenda. I swear by this thing. I actually did a whole blog post on how I organize my agenda. Click here.

My Notebook(s)/Folder(s)

This semester, I have six classes. I use a three subject notebook for my main classes. I usually end up throwing this in my bag along with whatever folders I need.

Any Books/Textbooks That I Need

Again, depending on the day my textbooks will change. However, I almost always keep my Spanish textbook in my bag. Whenever I have free time I work on assignments for that class. The class is both in person and hybrid. I also have some sort of chapter book in my bag. I have heavy reading assignments for both my history and English classes.

Writing Utensil Pouch

I picked this pencil pouch up a few weeks ago from T.J. Maxx. It was in the clearance section; I couldn't resist. In this bag, I keep a variety of colorful pens, highlighters, and pencils. For the record, I love Sharpie Pens. They write so smooth.

Emergency Kit

The Southern Wicked Shop was so kind and sent me this monogrammed cosmetic bag. I use it to store oil absorbing sheets, pads/tampons, etc. 

Tissues

It's allergy season!

Headphones

Headphones are a must for me. Not everyone wants to hear your FaceTime call with your family. 

Snacks... And More Snacks

I like to keep a bag of pretzels, a bag of popcorn, some protein bars, and some chocolate chip granola bars in my bag. A girl's gotta eat!

Sticky Notes

I love sticky notes! I post them every where: my agenda, desk, laptop, etc. They're nice to post reminders.


That includes everything thats in my backpack!

Question of The Day: What are three things that you have to have in your backpack?


A College Girl's Morning Routine

I am officially into the swing of things here at Cabrini University. With that being said, I wanted to share with y'all what I do on a typical morning at CU.


8:00 AM

Wake-up! I spend about 10-15 minutes scrolling through all of my social media: Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. Oh, and I also check my email.

8:15 AM

I make my bed. Like every other beauty blogger/vlogger, I feel like it's a good start to my day.

8:20 AM

If I didn't pack out my clothes the night before, I do this now. My go to outfit is a pair of leggings and a soft v-neck. I like to dress this up with pearl earrings and a dainty necklace. Oh, and I can't forget my FitBit. I average 10,233 steps a day, for those of you who are wondering.

8:25 AM

Then, I get my shower gear together and head to the communal bathroom. I will say, I actually like my bathroom a lot. The door shuts all of the way for complete privacy.

8:45 AM

I'm out of the shower! I come back to my room, where I do my hair and makeup.

9:00 AM

I log into my college account to see if any of my teachers posted any announcements.

9:05 AM

I go through my planner to see what I have to do for the day. Sometimes I have reading assignments I have to complete, other days I have blog posts to write, and other times I have "me time" to grasp.

9:15 AM

Then, I begin to tackle any work that needs to be done!

10:00 AM

I pack my bag for classes and get on my way!


Everyday my schedule is different, so some mornings I might go to the gym, I might grab breakfast, etc. Let me know if y'all want to see a fitness routine. I think that would be really fun to film on campus.

Thanks for reading!

Fall Fashion Wishlist


The fall season is quickly approaching. And I need to revamp my closet-- fast. This wishlist features some of my favorite designers like J. Crew and Lauren Conrad. 

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L.L.Bean PrimaLoft Performance Flannel Shirt

I've been on the hunt for a flannel since the middle of summer. I found this one on the L.L. Bean website and fell in love. Definitely a fall must-have.

L.L.Bean Trail Model Down Vest

I've also been looking for a solid black vest. I think this will be a great piece for layering.

LC Lauren Conrad Pullover Sweater

I am a lover of all things Lauren Conrad. Whenever I go to Kohls, I checkout the clearance section for any LC markdowns. I think this sweater is so bright and fun. Pair with jeans and some riding boots, and you're good to go!

Vineyard Vines Pima Cotton Whale Tee

Long sleeve tops are my favorite! They're so easy to throw on, whether it be with jeans or leggings. This pink color has been one of my favorites lately. And of course, who doesn't love a classic Vineyard Vines tee?

Chicwish Cable Knit Sweater Dress in Beige

In 4th grade, I used to wear sweater dresses all the time. Where did they go? I definitely want to bring some sweater dresses back into my wardrobe.

Hunter Women's Original Tour Rain Boots

Hunter Boots are so in! And, I have a feeling they're never going to go out.

Jack Rodgers Chole Duckboot

I think these Jack Rodgers are absolutely adorable. They'll be the perfect shoe for walking around campus in.

LC Lauren Conrad Poppey Women's Ankle Boots

Last Christmas, I received a pair of short black boots from Lauren Conrad. I think it's time I expand my collection to a pair of brown ankle booties. They'll go with everything!

MICHAEL Michael Kors Ginny Leather Tassel Crossbody

This blush cross body is just the cutest! And the tassel completes it.

J. Crew Factory Pearl Headband

I've had my eye on this headband from J. Crew for the longest time. (Like, since last summer!) I think I'm just going to end up ordering it online. It will go with everything in my closet!

Citizen Women's Pink Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Swarovski Watch

I saw this watch and couldn't resist adding it to my wishlist. It's adorable! I think this would go great with some collared shirts and skinny jeans.

Majorica Pearl Studs

I've been wanting a pair of pearl earrings for quite some time. However, I don't know if I should go for the real deal or if I should just purchase a cheap pair from Target. What do you think?

J.Crew Signet Flap Bag

This brown cross body is so, so cute! I have a black cross body, so I think it's only fair I pick up a brown one.

J.Crew Italian Silk Square Scarf

I think this square scarf from J. Crew is adorable! I can definitely see myself tying this scarf around my neck. It's the perfect transition piece.

Lands' End Plaid Wool Throw

I am a lover of all things monogrammed. I have monogrammed shirts, monogrammed shorts, cups, etc. However, I don't have a monogrammed scarf. Definitely need to get my hands on a monogrammed scarf this fall and winter season. 


Question of The Day: What is one of your fall must-haves?
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Dorm Room Tour: Bright & Preppy

Welcome to My Dorm Room Tour!

I am so excited to share how I decorated my dorm room with y'all! Early on, I decided to decorate my room with a bright pink and navy blue color scheme. I am a lover of all things bright, girly, and preppy. That's exactly what my dorm room shouts.

Here's an overview of my side of the dorm room:


Here's an overview of my desk:

I absolutely love the way my desk turned out. It's so bright and colorful.






























Here's an overview of my dresser:



Here's an overview of my closet:







And here's the latest addition to my dorm room:


I needed something to take up some of that boring white space. Ya know? 

Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope y'all enjoyed this blog post. I loved designing and putting together my dorm room. 

A Beauty Blogger's Guide To Perfect Skin

Ever since middle school, I've struggled with mild to moderate acne. I was so insecure in my own skin. Once I reached high school, it began to slow down. However, last year, it came back. And it was bad.

I decided it was time to see a dermatologist. I had it on my back, chest, and face. That trip saved my life. I gained not only clear skin, but confidence.


Drink lots and lots of water.

I know, I know... everyone tells you to drink plenty of water to reach flawless skin. Well, it's true. I go through two water bottles a day. Sometimes three if I'm feeling motivated. I recommend setting reminders on your phone every 30 minutes. This helps a lot!

Try lemon water.

Whenever I'm having a bad breakout, I gravitate towards lemon water. I don't know why, but it does the trick.

Exfoliate.

I love exfoliating. My skin always feels so much smoother. I like to use a baking soda paste or a walnut scrub. Something gentle.

Go on an antibiotic.

My doctor prescribed me an oral medication. I took this for 2-3 months. Within the first two weeks my skin cleared up. There wasn't a single pimple on my chest/back. (I was perfectly clear for prom!) However, please note that this only a temporary treatment. You can't stay on this medication forever.

ACZONE Gel is my secret.

According to the Aczone website, "ACZONE Gel, 7.5%, is a prescription medicine used on the skin (topical) to treat acne in people 12 years and older."

After taking my nightly shower, I apply a layer of the gel on my back and chest. I then take a small amount and spot treat any spots on my face. This has helped my acne immensely.

Neosporin. 

Because the ACZONE Gel is a once a day treatment, I like to use Neosporin throughout the day. I apply this 2-3 times a day on a popped pimple. This encourages my skin to heal faster.

Exercise. Exercise. Exercise.

Ever since I've found an exercise routine that worked for me, my skin has been glowing. Sweating pushes out any "gunk" that might be in your pores. I like to workout 2-3 times a week.

For more on healthy skincare, read this article.

Question of The Day: What's your go to zit zapping solution? 


What's In My Shower Caddy?

Today I’m sharing my shower caddy essentials with y’all. Because I’m in college and sharing a bathroom with several other girls, a shower caddy is extremely important to have.


Gracie Mae Gifts was so sweet and sent me this shower caddy back in July. This shower caddy is in the Mia Tile print, which I absolutely adore. It also has my monogram in light gray. (And you know me, I love my stuff monogrammed!) It retails for $16.99, with an additional fee for embroidery.


Haircare

Revucell Organics was so kind to fill up my shower caddy with a shampoo and conditioner. I've been using the Revitalizing Shampoo and Volumizing Conditioner.  After usage, I've noticed a change in my hair. It is not only softer, but shinier!






Body

For shower gel, I am using a body wash from Primark. It contains tea tree oil which is super helpful for me. Sometimes I break out on my back where my sports bra lays. This cleans up any of the bacteria on my back.


I also have a basic razor along with some shaving cream. I just picked these up at Target. I'll be honest: I usually pick up whatever is on sale.

Skincare

For skincare, I tried to keep it down to a minimum. First things first, I have my holy grail makeup wipes from Neutrogena. I also have my Cucumber De-tox Foaming Cleanser from Peter Thomas Roth. I raved about this product all the time. Back in my room, I kept some skincare goodies from the Laughing Tree Organics for when I'm having a bad breakout. I also brought my spot treatment.



Teeth

I just have my favorite spin brush from bed Bath & Beyond and some toothpaste from Crest.




Deodorant

I also keep my deodorant in my shower caddy. I usually use a clinical strength one from Secret. But, Target was having a deal on Degree, so I thought I would try one out.





That's everything that's in my shower caddy. Pretty basic!

What's a must-have in your shower? Comment below!