My Monthly Loves / September 2018 // Blogtober Day #2

Hey everyone!

It’s already the beginning of October. I can’t believe it. It feels like the month flew by. Since it’s the end of the month, everyone knows what time it is. The flood of monthly favourites are coming out. I have to admit I don’t have many favourites this month. I have been sick a lot and not really doing anything it seems like. Does anyone else get that way? If you’re not feeling well you kind of just don’t really do anything with your life? You just watch Netflix or YouTube all day? Just me?

I don’t have a lot of physical things this month I realized as I was prepping this post. I also only have 4 things to share with you guys. Sorry 😦

1.Bob’s Burgers

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I’m pretty sure last month I talked about Archer. This month I am coming back with another adult cartoon. I have had a thing lately with adult cartoons. Bob’s Burgers is just easy to put on while I’m doing something else or just trying to fall asleep. I don’t know what I like so much about it but it just keeps me entertained. I’ve already watched 3 seasons. I find the characters relatable and funny. There’s something about it that reminds me of exaggerated versions of people I know. I recommend it if you’re into adult cartoon humour.

2. Fall Candles

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I bought these so early in September. I got them from Winners for 3,99$ each. They got me so excited for fall. I’ve been burning them so much not only for how good they smell but also the atmosphere they give off. Both my boyfriend and I like the lighting candles give during the evening in our room. Also, our place traps smells so badly and I hate Febreze. I feel like it’s too strong and I have a hard time breathing when it’s sprayed. So candles help a lot. Winners is a fantastic place to get seasonal candles. I will be picking up more soon.

3. Tati Westbrook

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So I started watching Tati on YouTube this month. I think I just binge watch people for a month straight. I’ve done it with so many channels. For someone who is horrendous at makeup, I love to watch beauty gurus. I was also looking for new people to watch because I was over the drama that surrounds the beauty community. I found Tati and loved how drama free she is. I also love that she’s not about promo codes. She uses a lot of affordable makeup. Honestly, she is a breath of fresh air.

4. Tumblr

I am back on Tumblr! I have a Tumblr dedicated to fitness. Since my post about feeling a bit insecure about my physical appearance, you can read that post here, I decided to try and create more healthy changes in my life. I use my Tumblr to motivate myself.  I get food and workout ideas. I also love the community. You just have to be careful with the eating disorder triggering things on Tumblr. There is an awesome healthy community though if you’re just looking for that push. You can follow me at the-nerd-girl-health.tumblr.com.

So that is what I’ve been loving. What have you guys been loving? Have you guys ever liked anything I’ve mentioned in this post? I would love to know!

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Monthly Loves // August 2018

Hey everyone!

August just flew by. It feels like yesterday that I was getting excited for school and going on vacation. We are finally reaching fall making it almost a year of doing these posts. I know people are getting tired of monthly favourites. I get it, it’s same old, same old. I on the other hand like making them. I find them fun and I feel like it’s more personal than anything else. I love that I can go back and see what I was obsessed with a few months ago or in this case almost a year ago.

I really wanted to share a few things with you guys that I loved during August. Something I realized while writing this post is that I have a hard time writing them sometimes. It’s like I completely forget what I liked to do for a whole month. Does anyone else get that way?

1.After by Anna Todd

So I don’t know if you guys remember but I put this book in my summer reading list. You can read that post here. I read this book when it was still a FanFiction on Wattpad. At the time I was still young and thought that Harden and Tessa had a relationship to look for, sorta. I wasn’t a complete naive little girl but pretty close. It was like I had this allusion that a relationship had to have fights for it to be one that was worth fighting for. Now that I am reading it again as a 19-year-old in a steady relationship, yeah that’s now how it works. At the same time though I don’t find it too unrealistic. I know there is a lot of controversy over this book and how Harlen is “abusive” to Tessa. I am still on the first book but I would have to disagree, I don’t find it abuse. I think it could be a relatively toxic relationship but no abusive. Also, it’s a book. I’m not reading it to get a real representation of life, I want to be in another world for a while. I am devouring it and forgot how many sex scenes there were, oops. I ended up buying the whole series of books on my vacation to ensure that I would be able to finish them. All in all, I have been loving this book and am so so so excited for the movie to come out next year.

2. Archer (TV Show)

So my boyfriend got me hooked on this show. We have been watching it just casually and I am in love. I’m not usually one for adult cartoons. I was never allowed to watch them as a kid, with reason, so I never really got into it. This show though is amazing. I love how dry it is and just how crude it is. It’s the best show for when I just want to chill and not really use any brain power. We put it on when we just want to relax. I love a good show where I can just laugh and not really have to think about it. If you’re looking for a stupid show with crude humour on your Netflix, this is my suggestion. It’s not for everyone, there are some really inappropriate humour moments but if you don’t mind those kinds of things then this show is golden.

3. My student planner

Okay so maybe this is cheating or a bit of self promo but I swear it’s a favourite. If you guys had no idea or well…don’t care, I have created a student planner. It has been helping me a lot since starting school. It really is the best student planner I have seen out there. Probably because I created it for my specific needs. Regardless, if you’re looking for something to just keep your organized and on top of your school game then this is the planner for you. I have been really scared about selling something for the first time but you have to lead with fear and not let it consume you. I have it up on my Etsy for a really affordable price, 5$! You can’t beat that, a lot of student planners go for 10 to 20$, sometimes even more. You should really check it out.

You can get it HERE!

4. Hauls

So maybe I really am a basic white girl. I have been watching hauls on Youtube like crazy. Why? I have no idea. I just like watching people trying on clothes or showing off stuff. I think it feeds my need for spending money. I’m going, to be honest, money burns in my pocket. I do have a hard time saving sometimes. Watching hauls really gives me other people’s opinions on things so I don’t buy it if it sucks. I also like to see other people’s style. I put them on when I’m cleaning my apartment or folding some laundry. It’s just a great way to escape and pass the time.

5. Getting on a schedule

So I’ve mentioned this briefly in my How to Nail Syllabus Week post I talked about creating a schedule. So I’ve been trying to stick to it and it’s been working really well. I’ve been going to bed around 10-11pm and I wake up at 7 am. I sometimes wake up around 6 naturally and make myself sleep the extra hour. I love waking up and not feeling exhausted. It’s super nice to just feel rested and awake. I’m not a morning person, not at all. So, feeling awake and rested when I get up early is really something different for me. Before creating this schedule I would always wake up so tired. I would try and sleep 8 hours but it would be different every night and usually end up being 6 hours of sleep.

So there we are with the same old same old. I hope you guys aren’t getting tired with monthly favorites. If you are, why is that? If not, do you agree they’re like a fun little archive? What are some of you guy’s favorites?  I would love to know!

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What I Loved in July // Monthly Favourites

Hey everyone!

We are officially back on the regular posting schedule. That also means we’re back on the regular posting topics. I think people are tired of monthly favourites but I’m not. I think it’s super interesting to see what people are into even if it’s for a short amount of time. I also set a goal to post a favourite every month for a year. I really want to be able to look back in a year and see what I was into over the course of the year. I always want to see if I’m still going to be interested in those favourites next year.

I actually recorded a video of all my favourites this time so less writing from me today and more talking. I really wanted to get back into filming videos again. I love making YouTube videos but I’ve been just a bit insecure. That and I made a whole post that is an open letter to YouTube that you can read here.

What are some of you guy’s favourite from July? Are you guys tired of seeing monthly favourites? Do you guys like seeing more YouTube videos from me?

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What I Loved In May // 2018

Hey everyone!
Long time no post, I know. I have finally moved into my new place and unpacked most of my boxes. I hate living in boxes and it was my top priority for the last couple of weeks besides work. I am back with my monthly favourites. I know this isn’t the most interesting of content I could make but I haven’t done my May favourites yet and I decided I wanted to do one for every month this year. So with no further ado my May favourites.

How To Get Away With Murder/ Netflix

Okay, so last month I finally decided to get Netflix. I had Netflix before but it was my ex Step-Dad’s and he stopped paying for it after awhile. I decided it was time that I got my own. I started How To Get Away With Murder finally and it is so good. I watched the first two whole seasons in like a week. I am high key addicted and I can’t wait for the next season to go up on Netflix. I am someone that if you haven’t noticed with my other monthly favourites gets very obsessed with one show at a time. Next month I may be binge-watching Blacklist (hint hint).

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Furniture Shopping

So as you must know by now I have moved into my own place. That meant that I had to do a lot of shopping for last minute things. Though I haven’t bought any furniture yet (both our families gave us more than enough stuff) we are still looking to buy stuff we want. I have been in love with looking at how furniture stores have their stuff set out. It’s giving me so many ideas for my own place. Hopefully, I will be able to film a studio apartment tour soon. It’s one of the many things I want to film. Make sure to key an eye out on my YouTube channel for all the new videos I’m planning on filming.

Loaded Salad

I posted a bit ago a what I eat in a day post that had one of my favourite salads in it. I have been eating it non stop all of May. It’s just so fresh and yummy. If you haven’t seen that post I highly recommend getting the recipe. Do any of you guys have a go-to salad? I love getting new recipes. I am a bit of a food addict if I do say so myself.

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Invisible Secret Deodorant in Cocoa Butter

I find this one a bit funny but I thought I would mention it. I mean I see other people post about their favourite deodorant in their monthly favourites so why not me? I have been loving a deodorant by Secret in the scent, Cocoa Butter. I think it’s my new holy grail. I started using it way before May but it wasn’t till when I had to buy new deodorant that I saw myself reaching for it again. I just love the way it smells and I feel like I never smell. I barely feel it when it’s on because it’s neither wet nor sticky yet it isn’t dry either. The only con is that the company is owned by P&G which tests on animals. I am on the hunt for a new deodorant that works just as well but is cruelty-free.

Honey by Marc Jacobs

Last but not least, my favourite perfume of the month. I feel like it’s such a spring scent. I find it fresh and flowery. The Bay describes the scent as “The fragrance energizes with the freshness of green pear brightened with a splash of fruity punch and juicy mandarin. At the heart of the fragrance is orange blossom, a note of sparkling femininity that mingles with nectars of honeysuckle and peach, honey, vanilla, and smooth woods dry down to a warm, golden base.” I absolutely love this perfume and I think this is going to be one of my summer scents.

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I hope everyone is having a great beginning of summer. I can’t wait to get back on here and post more. I miss writing. What is everyone else liking recently I would love to know.

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What I Loved in April // 2018

Hey everyone!

I am late, like always. I am the worst of getting these monthly favourites up. I think it’s because I don’t really think about it during the month. I just do and like things but don’t keep tabs on them. Oops. It’s here though as expected. I am really happy to talk about what I’ve been liking this month. I don’t have much to share but these things are still worth sharing in my eyes.

1.HGTV

So I am a sucker for home renovation, house hunting and Caribean Life shows. I just love home design so much! It also might have to do with the fact that I am moving soon. Whenever I move I feel the sudden urge to get my interior design on and think up all the ways I want to decorate my new place. I am moving in with my boyfriend for anyone that is wondering. It’s a new and exciting journey for us and I am so excited. Okay, back to the monthly favourites. I have always been a huge fan of HGTV it just seems when this season comes around I feel more motivated to watch. I don’t know why! I just feel like late spring/early summer is the most motivating time of the year.

2.Instagram

For all those who don’t know I have been posting almost every day on Instagram for about a month now, so beginning of April. I am actually really enjoying it. I have never been on to post much on Instagram. (I was really bad at it shhh) I just have now found a theme that I love and am enjoying! If you guys don’t follow me on Instagram, I talk about my life and post weird pictures! I have also really been wanting to up my Instagram traffic so that I can grow more of a following here on my blog. I am the worst at using social media to promote myself, It’s a problem. Maybe I can add that to my summer goals, try being more active on social media every day. Bare with me you guys I am no blogging guru just yet.

3. Essential Oils, Lavender and Sandalwood, Body Wash – Bath and Body Works

I have a new body wash! I bought it at the same time I made my Christmas Bath and Body Works and Lush Haul from Blogmas! I have been really loving this guy. I smell amazing and it leaves my skin feeling super smooth. I have been pairing it up with the skin oil from the same collection. For whatever reason, my skin has been all over the place. I have never had this much acne in my life and I never wash my face. I have always been blessed with relatively clear skin. I get one big pimple during my period and that’s it. Now I have had really bad acne and I am trying to figure out why. I’m starting to get suspicious of the weather! All that to say that the rest of my body has been pretty dry so this body wash has really helped me out, I highly recommend it. Just a little btw I have sensitive skin that reacts to literally everything and I have never had a problem with Bath and Body Works products, also they’re cruelty-free!

4.Fresh Fruit

Last but not least food. This wouldn’t be my monthly favourite if I didn’t talk about food of course. I have been really loving fresh fruit. This is actually not a new thing or something that is super surprising about me. I just thought I would mention it in this favourites. I have also just learned how to cut a pineapple and I am so proud! I have been eating pineapple, mango and any other fresh fruit I can get my hands on. I am doing a “Fast” today to jump start my diet and this post is making my stomach growl. I have no idea why I was convinced a fast was a good idea. (According to my research it’s not bad every now and again)

Well, here you have it, my monthly favourites! I know this wasn’t the most exciting post to read, I’ll try harder to be more entertaining next month. I promise. I usually have a YouTube video to go with but for whatever reason my camera has decided to act up so I couldn’t film 😦

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What I Loved in March // 2018

Happy Easter Monday everyone!

I can’t believe the month has already come to an end. I feel like March went by so fast. It’s like it almost didn’t happen. I am currently writing this post from my boyfriend’s bedroom. We are having a really chilled out and relaxed Easter weekend. Like every end of the month, I decided to share my favs. I realized this post was supposed to go up last Monday but…I forgot…shhh don’t tell anyone.

1. Expedition Unknown

So I feel like I’m a bit late to the party for this show but I am royally obsessed with it. I have been watching it every night before going to bed. Expedition Unknown is a history show where the host goes and uncovers some of the world’s biggest legends. I have tried to get everyone I know to watch this show because I love it so much. I am a huge fan of history especially when a show makes it fun and interesting. The host Josh is funny and super respectful of other cultures (Which I love!!!). He also is always doing some mildly dangerous things that keep you on your toes.

2. Scheduling

This may sound really boring but I have been all about scheduling this month. I have been trying to be on top of my upload and posting schedule more than ever before. I like when everything runs smoothly. I’ve been pre-filming and writing blog posts for what feels like the first time. It really has been helpful with my crazy life. It’s just nice to know that I am growing my blog and YouTube channel even when I’m at work or school.

3. My Boyfriend

March for whatever reason has been really hard for me to be away from my boyfriend. For all of you guys that haven’t seen my other post about long distance, my boyfriend lives 2 hours away from me. I see him every other week but I still miss him a lot. I think it’s because May is coming up soon. In May I am moving into his place for the summer. I’m just getting really exciting. I also feel good when I’m with him. I hate missing him. So I guess this month my boyfriend get’s a golden spot on my favourites list.

4. Puzzles

I’m going to sound like a little old lady haha. I have always loved puzzles. I think it runs in the family, my grandfather loves them and so does my great grandmother. They’re just so soothing. I’ve been doing puzzles to help with anxiety lately or when I’m bored. I’ve also discovered a few websites where I can do puzzles online. That really helps since I don’t have a lot of space to do a puzzle. Honestly, I recommend puzzles to anyone that has the patience for them. They really are the best.

That is all that I have for this month. I feel like I didn’t do too much this month because of all the school work I had to do. I really have been focused on trying to get school finished with so I didn’t have much time to just do stuff for me. Hopefully, next month I’ll have more to share with you guys.

What I Loved in February // 2018

Happy Monday everybody!!

I know surprise! I don’t usually upload on Mondays, but I thought I would make a blog post to go with my YouTube video. For all those who don’t know I post videos on Youtube every Monday at 9 PM eastern time. Today I am sharing all my monthly favourites. So let’s get into it.

Beats

I love my beats. I got them at the same time I got my MacBook. They’ve been featured a few times in a couple of other posts like “What’s in my Carry On??”. I decided to add them into this month’s favourites because I have been using them every day. They are the best for students. The sound cancellation is pretty good. I’m sure they aren’t the best headphones for it ever, but I do really like them. I feel like I can really focus at school because when they’re in I can’t see or hear anything other than my work. I have the Rose Gold ones but if you want to buy some similar you can get these Gold ones here: http://shopstyle.it/l/zJ61

YouTube

As much as I’ve always been a fan of YouTube I feel like this month I have taken a special care for it. I have been watching YouTube as a YouTuber and not as a fan or consumer. I was watching videos and taking mental notes on ideas for my own videos. I’ve been watching small channels lately too. I feel like there is a different atmosphere when you watch people that are still growing their channel. These people are in the same boat as me trying to build their career and hustling as hard as they can. Honestly, I really do suggest taking time to watch smaller accounts. You’ll be very surprised with what you’ll find. I actually talked to my boyfriend about this. We both agree that we find more genuine and interesting in smaller accounts. I think it’s because these are the people that are dedicated to their craft and are not just in it for the money.

Notebook

I love notebooks. I am a stantionary-aholic. I have a genuine problem. So, this should come to no surprise that I like taking notes by hand. I decided to create a notebook to start taking my blog from personal to business. I’ve been reading ever pin I can find and taking as many notes as possible. I am the worst note taker. I have notes all over the page. Checkmarks, boxes, crossed out things, I have it all. I am the only person who can read my notes. I highly suggest getting a notebook if you are really looking to be more serious about your blog or YouTube channel. I think paper is the safe option rather than leaving everything on a computer. Your computer can crash or lose files out of nowhere. Just do it! Trust me. If you liked my notebook in the video you can get a similar one here from Kate Spade: http://shopstyle.it/l/zJ7f

Perfume

This was in last month’s favourites. I’m sure you guys are sick and tired of hearing me talk about this perfume. Almost all my perfumes are from Bath and Body Works. I love their brand, it’s cruelty-free and always good quality. Everything always smells so good too. I have never been disappointed with any of their products. They have a few other scents in this range if this isn’t your favourite. I have the Rose scent. Be warned, this is a real perfume, it’s not like their other body mists. If you don’t know most of Bath and Body Work mists don’t stick to you very long. This one sticks to you for what feels like forever.

Jalapeno Cheetos

I think this is one of the most embarrassing favourites but if I didn’t share I wouldn’t be true to my monthly favourites. I love these Cheetos so much. I am sort of obsessed with them. I will eat a whole bag in two days. If you like spicy snacks this is for sure the one for you. I find food harder to explain because I never know what to say about it. It’s very unhealthy and I probably shouldn’t be suggesting this to anyone but they are so yummy.

 

If you want a more in-depth talk about these products I did upload a YouTube talking about my favourites

 

 

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