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 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 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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What I Loved in January // 2018

I feel like this January went by so quick yet so slow at the same time. When I was listing all the things I was loving this month I felt like I had no clue what I liked. After much thought, I was able to make a little list to share with you guys.

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Reality TV

I usually like my good old Netflix but this month I put it away and opted for some reality TV. Now I don’t usually like reality TV. I find it brain numbing and a waste of time. For some reason thought this month I was hooked. I would put on Keeping Up with Kardashians, Botched and My 600lb life just as noise. I would be prepping blog posts or editing youtube videos and the shows would be playing in the background. After a few days of doing this, I suddenly was interested in what was happening.

MacDoesIt

So in youtuber news, I have found my end all be all holy grail fav. I love Mac he is hilarious and just makes my day a better place. I think I have watched all his videos even the old ones. I love the image he portrays its relatable and just good entertainment. I honestly think everyone should go check him out if they want a laugh.

School Sweater

I have been living in my school sweater. I bought it on the first day of school because it was the coldest day of the year and I was freezing. I was crazy cold. I was buying my school books anyways so I just picked it up. I bought it like 3 sizes too big and I couldn’t be happier. It is so warm and comfy, it’s my new favourite sweater. I’m sure I will be wearing it for years to come.

Vitamins

I started taking my vitamins like an adult this month. I was feeling a bit down and a bit sick in December so I thought I would start there. I see a change in just my energy. I have so much more energy in the morning. I’m starting to think it’s because I wasn’t getting enough vitamins. I am currently taking the Centrum multigummies for adults. They taste like candy.

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The Body Shop Liquid Lipsticks

I got this set of three for Christmas. They aren’t exactly my favourite liquid lipsticks out there but they’re just so easy to wear. I find them just easy and smooth to apply that I don’t care about the longevity. I keep them in my backpack as a quick go to if I feel like I need a little colour on my lips.

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Elijah Wood x Jaime Fine

I’m always looking for new music to listen to. I happened to watch an episode of The Launch that featured these two. I am obsessed. I listen to their songs over and over again. I can’t get enough. Jaime’s voice brings tears to my eyes and goosebumps. I recommend 110%!

WordPress Reader

I really slacked when I started this blog. I didn’t look at the other blogs on this platform. I didn’t think it would help me as a blogger in any way. Boy have I changed my mind. The more I start reading other blogger’s work the more motivated I am to post more. It’s like a small community of people that love the same things I do.

My Perfume

Now, this may be a strange one but I no joke wear this perfume everyday! I love how ROSE from Bath and Body Works smells. It’s just so fresh and yummy. I have a bunch of body mists from Bath and Body Works so I assumed that it would be similar to those ones. Nope, this is a real perfume. It lasts forever and you don’t need that much. The first time wearing it I sprayed so much on and knew I made a mistake only a few minutes later.

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So this is just a short list of everything that I’ve been loving this month. I am hoping to do this every month. I have a feeling it’s something that will be nice to look back on in a few years time. What are some things you guys had been loving all of January?

 

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