Happy Birthday To Me! // Blogtober Day #1

Hey everyone!

On September 30th, 1998, in Paris France, little old me was born. I decided to give myself the day to just celebrated and waited till today to post about my birthday. I am finally 20 years old. The big 2-0!

I spent the day sick! I had the worst cold and felt like dying. I also was alone at my place. My boyfriend was coming back from his parent’s place later in the day. I spent the morning sleeping and just watching TV. I also did go out to buy some meds at the drugstore up the street.

My boyfriend bought me a lovely gift that he gave me once he got back. It was so thoughtful. He got me two bracelets with lava stones that you can put essential oils in to help with my anxiety. I thought that was the best idea and I’ve been wearing it since.

We had dinner with my parents. Nothing too fancy. I just wasn’t in the mood for a big party or crazy anything. As I get older I realize that I don’t need all those fancy parties and going to the club. It really isn’t for me.

I also left the house another time to go pick up the Ariana Grande perfume with some birthday money. I will be blogging about that later this month!

All and all, I had a very relaxing and quiet birthday plagued by sickness.

I also wanted to mention in this post that I am doing Blogtober this year! Super exciting! This will be my third full month that I blog every day this year. Clearly, I am crazy and like to stress myself out haha. I am hoping you guys like it. I have a bunch of content that I am preparing and I can’t wait for you guys to see!

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400$ Forever 21 Haul!!

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If you read my last post then this is for you. If you did then I tried to post a try on haul from the Labor Day weekend and I just couldn’t get myself to do it. I just felt too insecure. As much as I didn’t want to post myself due to my own insecurities, I still wanted to share with you guys what I got. It would be a waste almost if I didn’t.

So I went a little crazy during the Labor Day weekend. Forever 21 had a 50% sale on all sale items making everything dirt cheap. I spent like 400$ for both me and my boyfriend.

I heard a lot of horror stories of Forever 21’s customer service so when I saw there was a shipping error I got myself ready for a fight. To my surprise, the person I talked to was so sweet and fixed everything no problem. The last time I bought from Forever 21 I got my stuff in 2 days. There is a warehouse 20 minutes from me. This time it took a bit longer. I could be because of how many items I bought or of the high demand but it took 7 or 8 days. That is pretty much the time they advertise when you choose free shipping which is 5 to 7 days.

Also, another thing I wanted to mention is that I am on average a size 12-14. At Forever 21 their size 12 is more like an 8 or 10. It’s super weird because I  am too big for the “regular” or “average” sizes but too small for their “plus sizes”. They have a whole size missing. So I bought a lot of things in an ex-large or other bigger sizes than what I usually am. It’s funny because as much as I couldn’t post my try on haul I have no problem with the sizes of the clothes. To me, it’s just a number that means nothing and changes wherever you shop.

So anyways enough blabbing. Here is everything I bought!

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I also got a couple of other little things but they were put away because they don’t fit. They’re like a size too small so I just put it away for when I get back down to my normal weight and stop eating McDonalds haha.

I hope you liked everything I got. I am hoping to make it up to you guys by doing a lookbook soon for fall. I will try and feature some of these items in the haul. I also tried to link everything I bought if you’re interested in checking them out!

I will see you guys on Monday!

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My Own Insecurities Caused My Try On Haul to Fail!

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I know I haven’t been as active on my blog and YouTube this week like usual. It’s because I have a problem. A body confidence problem. I filmed a whole video and just couldn’t find myself to edit it. I just didn’t like how my body looked in the try on haul I was filming.

I’ve always been a confident person but when it comes to my weight I have more of a problem. I’m not fat by any means. I don’t hate my body either but I know when I need to lose weight. When I’ve been eating a lot of junk I can see and feel a difference in my body. I just don’t feel as good about myself as I would when I feel healthy and have been eating good.

So, I have a whole try on haul that I won’t be posting on my channel. I thought about posting it just because it could all be in my head. I decided not to because I just don’t want to put that on my channel and blog. I want to share with you guys someone who is healthy and I am not healthy right now.

I will still make a blog post about my haul but I will be taking new photos and it will go up next week. I just wanted to talk to talk to you guys about confidence and weight loss and talking about our bodies.

I have insecurities. I know that it’s probably more in my head than anything else but it eats me alive. I just can’t find the confidence to say “this is me” and “deal with it”. I know I don’t look healthy. Not to say anything against plus size woman and men or anyone with any body type. This is more about me and my mental state. I find that I am harsher on my body when I know I haven’t eaten well or been working out.

As a blogger especially a lifestyle blogger who talks about clothes and life and makeup and whatever it is, I have to show myself. I have a hard time showing myself when I don’t feel beautiful. It’s something I struggle with. I can’t image people who have immense followings who always have to show up do it. Are these people confident in their bodies and how they look or do they just get over it and move on?

I am hoping one day to figure it out and be able to see myself in a better light when I do gain weight. I don’t believe that we should always be obsessed with our weight. I don’t want my life to revolve around how I look and the number on the scale.

Do any other bloggers feel down about themselves sometimes and not want to post online? In a world that is so preoccupied with followers and likes it really is hard to put yourself out there to be scrutinized.

What do you guys think? How do you guys feel about insecurity and the online world?

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First Review of Zoella Beauty Christmas Collection!

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So I am finally early to the party. I get to blog about some products before the hype has really picked up. I am feeling on top of the world because I haven’t seen a lot of posts or YouTube videos about the new Zoella Beauty collection! That is just crazy to me. Usually, I see a lot of posts when Zoe comes out with new products. I have a feeling it has to do with the fact that she hasn’t been as present on social media as of late and has said she is not feeling too good about her channel.

All that aside, I love Zoella Beauty. I don’t know if that is a bias because I love Zoe and have been following her for a long time. Though I’m not a huge fan of her body washes, they left me pretty dry. (I have a full blog post all about that HERE). I do absolutely love her body creams though. They aren’t sticky, they smell great and I feel hydrated after using them.

So that is why I was super excited to see that her whole Christmas line was on FeelUnique.com. You can get both the things I bought HERE and HERE! I bought two of her gift sets wanting all of them but knowing that I shouldn’t. I have enough body cream and I don’t have a bath in my current place so I couldn’t get any bath stuff. So I stuck with perfumes. I really have been wanting to try all of the scents from all of her collections but it was super hard to find, living here in Canada.

I have a full review of all the products up on my YouTube Channel!! If you want to hear more about what I have to say about the products you can watch my video down below. (SPOILER!! I’m super in love with what I bought!)

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Monthly Loves // August 2018

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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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My First Week Of School // Back To School 2018

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The first week of school is finally over! I hope everyone made it out alive. For those of you who haven’t started yet, I wish you luck. For those who have, are you as tired as me?

I am fortunate to say that I love the program I am in. I love what I am studying. I know that the Arts, Literature and Language: multidisciplinary program (a college Art Degree) is the best fit for me. For some of you guys who don’t know my past struggles with school, I have a YouTube video all about why I dropped out of college. In brief, I went from a horrible horrible situation in my life to one where I feel like I can actually have a future. Though I was pursuing an art degree at another school it was not where I wanted to be.

My first week has been crazy. It has been trying to figure out a new sleeping schedule, it’s been figuring out how to eat, yup how to eat and where all my classes are and if I like the teachers. For the most part, I’ve been falling asleep super early and naturally waking up at 6 am yet I force myself to sleep till 7. I don’t know what’s wrong with me but it’s like I hate the idea of being up at 6. Like why wake up at a reasonable hour and get ready for school when you can rush?

I’ve also been eating less because I don’t have time to eat. Some of my days are back to back classes from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. I can’t just eat a full meal during class so it’s become eating little bits every now and again when I can. Also, cafeteria food is just not worth it! It was so expensive. I’m bringing my own food or waiting it out next time. (Which I usually do but the other day I was in a pinch).

So far I’ve been really liking my classes, even the classes I wasn’t too sure about. I’m excited to see where my classes will take me. All my teachers seem awesome and the actual content is interesting and engaging.

I have a locker buddy who is super nice but I’ve only seen her once. I leave most of my stuff in my locker much like I said in my backpack post. It’s been working out really well. I’m really happy with my decision to take fewer things to school. It has made my life so much easier. The only thing I will be adding to my bag is Tylenol because I’ve been getting a lot of headaches at school since it’s so loud and I think I’m tired.

I own an Apple watch. Over the summer I didn’t really wear it but I think I’m going to start wearing it more often. I noticed there were times where I wanted to know what the time was but some teachers are super strict about phone use. So I’m going to start wearing my watch so I can see the time. It’s such a super simple thing but I’m so used to using a phone to check the time. It doesn’t help that very few of the classrooms in my school have clocks. WHY? I don’t know! But I would love to know why.

So this is basically a sum up of my week. I’m super happy and can’t wait for the rest of this semester. I would love to know how everyone else’s first week is going? If this is not your first week of school I would still love to hear from you guys too!

Also if you guys didn’t see my last post I have created a Student Planner! You can purchase my planner on ETSY for is on sale right now for only 1.50$ for a limited time!!!! I swear that it is the best planner for your money and it will help you like crazy! Check it out here!

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My Student Planner // 2018-2019

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I have some super exciting news for everyone! The day has finally come! My student planner is live on Etsy! You can get it for 5$ which is super cheap compared to the other student planners out there.

I really wanted to have a student planner this year but I just couldn’t find one in my price range or that I liked. So, I created my own student planner for all of you. My student planner is super easy to use and you can print it as many times as you want.

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I have everything including teacher and classmate contact pages, a homework schedule, a monthly and daily goal page and so much more. I desired a planner that was both easy to use and had everything I needed to get my ass into gear and get organized. I am someone that thrives the best when I am organized. I had a feeling some of you guys are as well. So that is why I created this planner.

Most of my competitors are selling their plan for 10 to 20$ so just for you guys mine is at 5$. You should get it while this offer lasts. Why pay the hefty price tag when you can grab this one for just 5$!

MAKE SURE TO CHECK IT OUT HERE!!

My art classes really came in handy while creating this baby. Everything is made by me personally. I will also be taking requests for custom colours too. I’m really excited to hear what you guys think. Will you guys be picking one up?

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