Saturday, August 24, 2013

Waterfall Braid

So the past few days I've been on Pinterest a lot and been trying new hairstyles! I saw a lot of waterfall braids and it inspired me to do one on myself! So I'm not very great at tutorials, so I will link to a good tutorial but I'll put some pics of how mine turned out...

Excuse my awkward selfie on the last one! But yeah that's what a waterfall braid will turn out like!

Personally, I do a French braid for the first part because I have a side part and I don't want little bang pieces in my face, so for the first few parts of the braid I just do a normal French braid for the bangs and then start doing a waterfall braid! I think this works well if you have annoying bangs that would just hang in your face!

Well here is a link to a tutorial on how to do a waterfall braid:

Hope your waterfall braids turn out good!

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Visit to Boise State University

So over the past few days I've been visiting Boise State University because we're dropping my sister off there for her freshman year at college!

It is such a pretty campus and everyone is super friendly! Also the weather in Boise is super nice and warm! A very nice change from the Seattle area!

Here's a pic of me and my sister in front of the BSU sign...

It was such a fun visit and I especially love the food places they have there! In Seattle they don't have Chick-Fil-A or Sonic and so going to Boise was like heaven because they have both! Gotta love 'em!

Anyways, Boise is a super great college and I love it!

Also, lots of super cool spirit gear... ;)

But seriously those sweatpants are super comfortable.

Well, overall, had a great trip to Boise even though the car ride was about 9 hours long... Currently we are driving home and it is literally one of the most boring things ever.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

DIY Binder Cover

Sorry I've been gone for a while, I'm visiting Boise to drop my sister off at college!

Anyways, today's post is about a DIY binder cover! Here is one I did for my family psychology class...

To do this, I just searched a bunch of magazines and tore out pages I thought would have good colors/patterns to use!

After that, I cut out strips of the parts that I liked and just used the ones I liked! Super simple!

Overall, this is a super easy way to decorate your binder and I think it looks super cute! Sort of like a very simple collage!

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Back to School Basic

So I'm at the mall and I realized that there's another bts basic you should have! A maxi dress!

Here's an example of one that I found at the mall and I'm gonna get!

And here's a pic of the back...

Totally like in love with it and it's like the softest thing ever. I would definitely wear this to school and I cannot wait to.

Well that's all I have for now!

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Favorite Country Songs

So this is constantly growing but here is a list of all my favorite country songs so far...

She's country - Jason Aldean
I want crazy - Hunter Hayes
Musta been a good time - Parmalee
Summer nights - Rascal Flatts
You're gonna miss this - Trace Adkins
Love like crazy - Lee Brice
Here's to the good times - Florida Georgia Line
Even if it breaks your heart - Eli Young Band
Whatever it is - Zac Brown Band
Toes - Zac Brown Band
Jump right in - Zac Brown Band
Where the boat leaves from - Zac Brown Band
When the sun goes down - Kenny Chesney and Uncle Cracker
All my friends say - Luke Bryan
Barefoot blue jean night - Jake Owen
Beat this summer - Brad Paisley
Boys round here - Blake Shelton
Crazy girl - Eli Young Band
Don't ya - Bret Eldridge
Done - The Band Perry
Drunk on you - Luke Bryan
How country feels - Randy Houser
I got you - Thompson Square
Roll with me - Montgomery Gentry
Runnin out of moonlight - Randy Houser
Song of the south - Alabama 
Springsteen - Eric Church 
Summer jam - Jake Owen
Sweet thing - Keith Urban
Take a back road - Rodney Atkins
This - Darius Rucker
Follow your arrow - Casey Musgraves
All over the road - Easton Corbin
Cruise - Florida Georgia line
Days go by - Keith Urban
Dayum baby - Florida Georgia Line
Downtown - Lady Antebellum

Excuse me if I spelled someone's name wrong or something, but I definitely recommend checking out all these songs on YouTube or iTunes or whatever!

Personally, I use 8tracks to listen to all my music and I LOVE IT. I listen to the playlists "Sweet Summertime... All the Time!!" and "summer 2013 beach country mix" cause those are my two faves, but there is thousands of playlists to choose from on 8tracks so listen to whatever your heart desires!

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Country Mini-Poster Progress

So today I started working on this little mini-poster thing that has a bunch of country song names on it! Here it is...

This is basically my fan girl poster for all those hot country stars out there like Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, and Lee Brice like ptl for them.

I'll post a list of my favorite country songs later cause there's a LOT. Basically I'm obsessed with country music. I listen to like all the playlists on 8tracks of country music.

Anyways, I'll post another pic once I'm finished with this mini-poster thing! Super pumped to finish it!

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OOTD - Friday, August 17

Okieeeee here's my outfit that I wore on Friday!


Yes, yes, I know. I wear my leggings a lot. But I can't help it! They're so comfy and cute!

Anyways, leggings are Zella live-in leggings for $52, shoes are city sneaks at Payless for about $15, and the shirt is from Target and was $12.99.

You can't really tell, but the shirt is like gray/white heathered kind of. Here's a pic of the shirt in better lighting! Lol ignore my face...

Anyways, there's my ootd! Hope you enjoyed!

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Movie Review: Drive

This movie is so effed up. I don't even know where to begin. So much blood. At this point I don't even know what the plot line is... So overall I would not suggest this movie! Lots of graphic violence and a little nudity so eww.

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OOTD - Thursday, August 16

Here is my outfit of the day for yesterday!

Ignore my awkward face and pose in this pic, but here is my OOTD!

So in it I'm wearing the classic white shoes that I got from Payless for about $15! Check out my previous post for more details! My leggings are the "Zella Live-In Leggings" that were also mentioned in a previous post and are $52 and I absolutely love them. They seem to go with almost everything. Lastly, my shirt is from Nordstrom Rack, and I don't know the exact price cause I got it so long ago, but it was definitely under $30!

Well I hope you enjoyed my OOTD!

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Back to School Outfits

So, yesterday my sister, my friend, my friend's sister, and I had a photo shoot! In it, I wore some of my possible back to school outfits so I thought I'd share them with ya'll!

I got the top at The Buffalo Exchange for like $8 and the skirt at Forever 21 for about $13 and the shoes are my sisters and I believe she got them at 6pm (the store not the time lol) for about $30. I don't typically like heels/wedges but for some reason I am in love with these! I basically tried to wear them with every outfit, oops! ;) Anyways, this is one of my favorite outfits, but the shirt is, as you can maybe tell, is see through, so I wore a bandeau with it, but I think I would have to wear a tanktop underneath if I wanted to wear it to school.

From this pic you can tell that it's kinda see through, but I still love it just the same!

And here's my next outfit...

So these are the leggings I talked about in one of my earlier posts, but they're "Zella Live-In Leggings", they're $52, and I LOVE them. My shoes are also from an earlier post and they were about $15 from Payless. My sweater was like $8 or so from Value Village! 

Seriously thrift shopping is soooooo worth it. So many great deals and cute stuff. Now, thrift shopping is about 85% totally horrifying clothing you would rather die than wear, but the other 15% is stuff you would kill to wear. So if you go, don't get discouraged if you don't find anything right away, just keep looking!

Well that's how my day went yesterday. I'll try and take a pic of my OOTD soon!

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Horror Movies

So basically today I'm just chillin and watching a horror movie with my sister and eating some Coldstone, yay!

But for all you horror movie fanatics out there, here are my thoughts on some of the ones I've seen...

The Conjuring: Okay this is by far the scariest movie I have ever seen. I'm all for horror movies, but this scared the living crap out of me. I'm still not really sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing but if you want to be scared out of your wits then this is definitely the movie for you.

Would You Rather: This movie had a terrible ending. It was kind of gory but not too bad. I thought it was pretty good though and very intense.

Nine Dead: This movie is kind of like a whodunnit movie where you're trying to figure out what the connection between all of the people that have been kidnapped is, and why someone wants them dead. This is on Netflix so if you're bored, I'd recommend it as some mindless horror to watch while doing something else.

Mama: This movie is super creepy and I actually think it's pretty good! The kids in it are pretty eerie but they definitely make the movie! I would suggest this movie, although the ending is pretty dumb and doesn't really make any sense.

Grave Encounters 2: So I haven't seen the first movie, but I have seen the second one. It's VERY good and VERY freaky. I would suggest it cause it's a kind of different type of horror movie which makes it good. I've heard the first one is really good, too!

Chernobyl Diaries: Well first off, Jesse McCartney is in this movie and HELLO he is fineeee so that's a plus. This movie is based on a true story so that, to me, makes it even creepier. Overall, it's very pop-out weird and scary, and the ending makes like no sense, but it's still a good movie and so I'd recommend it!

Saw Movies: Be warned, these movies are DISGUSTING. Body parts are chopped off, skin is ripped, just bad things happen. Honestly though, injuries just kind of make me laugh. So when I'm watching those movies, someone chops off their foot for example, and I just kind of start laughing, but then I feel bad so I just look away and stop laughing. Anyways, if you're even a little squeamish at all, I would suggest NOT watching these movies, you will most likely throw up. They are nasty. But the plot line is pretty good and definitely creepy.

The Stepfather: This movie hits very close to home because it is a lot like a real situation. I love this movie though, it's so scary and life-like and good. The ending is scary as well.

Prom Night: This movie is scary af and makes me freaked for prom night. There's a relatively large amount of bloody scenes in this movie, but it's not too gory. I did like this movie though and I think it was a good amount of scary and gory, not too much of either.

The Last Exorcism: This movie is just plain weird. If you like supernatural movies though, you'd like this one. It's all about an exorcism that just goes horribly wrong. It's really weird. I would recommend it, it's just one of those movies ya kind of have to see.

Texas Chainsaw 3D: So these movies are pretty good, the massacre people are creepy looking. But overall, I think it was a good movie. Scary, but good.

The Orphan: This movie basically is so freaking scary. The ending freaks me out and just the whole plot line is super creepy but I really liked it and it actually freaked me out.

Paranormal Activity 4: First, this movie actually has a good plot and I really liked it, and second, the girls boyfriend in this movie is basically the perfect guy and I love him. I pretty much want to marry him. Anyways, yeah good movie, definitely recommend it!

Sinister: Well this movie scared the crap out of me as well. This movie has one of those creepy faces in it that you'll definitely see in your dreams if you're not careful. I just tried to look away when the creepy face was there, but I honestly couldn't even watch the ending, I just had my sister tell me what happened cause I was so freaked. 

Insidious: This movie is also super creepy and kind of hits close to home because of the plot. I really liked it even though it was scary though! Would recommend this one!

Dark Skies: This was really good, but it's like an alien movie which I found kind of weird. But I really liked it and it was very creepy which made it even better!

House at the End of the Street: This movie has Jennifer Lawrence so all you hunger games fans out there will appreciate that! This was a good movie too, and also creepy. Would suggest this to others!

A Haunted House: Kay well this is basically the dumbest movie ever. I do not suggest watching it, it is pretty much a complete waste of time. The ONLY good part about this movie is that you get to see that one main guy from White Chicks' butt. So that was nice. But other than that it's super dumb and really sexual and weird.

A Nightmare on Elm Street: This movie is hecka weird and creepy but I totally liked it at the same time. It's super creepy and the ending is creepy as well, but I would definitely suggest it if you're looking to be scared to go to sleep.

The Roommate: This movie is very creepy and there is one scene that involves a belly button ring being ripped out of someone's stomach and eww. I think I almost threw up. But this movie is so creepy it's awesome.

Flash: This movie is very creepy and there's lots of intense pop out moments but it's so good. I really liked it! Would definitely recommend it!

House Hunting: This movie is soooooo long, but if you have time, it's worth it in the end, cause it's a pretty good movie. Not my favorite, but not bad!

Okay well I think that's all the horror movies I've seen so far. I'm probably going to watch more, so I'll do another one of these later!

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Back to School Must-Haves

Personally, I am a giant fan of leggings; I would wear them every day if I could. So it's no surprise that one of my bts must-haves is a pair of leggings.

These leggings are Zella's "Live In Leggings" in black and they are my absolute favorite and they are not see through at all and I just love them and you can wear them with basically anything. They are $52 at Nordstrom.  Here's a link if you want to check them out!

Another bts must have is a comfy sweater. You can find these basically anywhere, from thrift shops to Forever 21. Here are some examples from

These sweaters range from $14.80-$22.80 at Forever 21 and I think they're definitely worth it! You can pair these sweaters with leggings or skinny jeans, and ankle boots (combat, cowboy, etc) and scarves too!

Another bts must-have is some cute tennis shoes! If you're willing to pay the money I definitely suggest investing in some Vans or Keds or Converse! All 3 brands last a long time and are super cute! But, if you're looking for a cheaper version of those kind of shoes, check out Payless for some cute, simple off-brand ones! Personally, I have some from all 4 places. Here are some of the choices you have from each brand!

The above shoes are from the brand "City Sneaks" and are sold at Payless and cost around $17.99 when not on sale. I have a few pairs of these and I love them, they stay together very well and if you wanted you could draw on them to customize them (but I'll get into that later). Just beware that since they are white, they will get dirty! You can always wash them though!

These shoes are Converse and are typically $50 (or less if you go to an outlet) and also last forever. I've had my pair for 4 years and they are still in pretty good shape, not perfect, but I can still wear them! These shoes also might get dirty, but you can definitely wash them (I've done this before) and the color doesn't fade!

These particular Keds are $40, but on sale you can find them for cheaper. I don't love these, but I have only had one pair and it was a while ago, but from what I've heard they're pretty quality shoes.

I have these exact pair of Vans (they're canvas authentic) and I absolutely adore them. I've only had them for about a year, but they have lasted very nicely! You would think that the color would make them hard to match with stuff, but they definitely work well with a BUNCH of different stuff. These are typically $45 and I think they are well worth it!

Alright, my next bts must-have is some graphic tees. You can basically find these at any department store. Forever 21 carries loads of them, Nordstrom has some as well and almost any store you can think of.

All the above tops are from Forever 21 and range from $13.80-$17.80 and I think they're all well worth it, Forever 21 stuff is very cute and seems to last long enough!

Kay, one of my last bts must-haves are flannels and denim shirts/vests/jackets. 

Personally, I found my denim jacket at a thrift shop for under $15 and I love it and it's totally cute, so I suggest hitting up your local thrift shop or Value Village or Goodwill for some cheap denim jackets!

I also found my denim vest at a thrift shop (sort of). I bought a denim jacket and did a little DIY magic and voila I had a denim vest! I'll post a how-to soon! It's perfect because it only cost like $8 and it's super cute! I suggest checking your local thrift shops before you go and pay 40 some odd dollars on something you could've done yourself for under $10!

Another super cute top that is definitely a must-have is a denim shirt! These are different from denim jackets because they are MUCH thinner and more like a shirt! I personally found a super cute one for about $15 at Fred Meyer, but you can find them at places like Forever 21 as well. 

This particular one is from Forever 21 and is $22.80 and super cute!

Lastly, I LOOOOOVE flannels so they are definitely a bts must-have. I got one of mine from Kohls for pretty cheap and good quality, but you can also find these in most thrift shops! And Forever 21 of course, they seem to have everything!

These flannels range from $19.80-$24.80 at Forever 21 and are super cute! The last one is studded!

I hope you get inspired to grow your bts wardrobe after seeing this!

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Back to School Outfit

Soft Bronze Smokey Eye Tutorial

This tutorial is by "samanthaschuerman" on YouTube and I absolutely love the makeup tutorials she does. Here's a link to her "Soft Bronze Smokey Eye!":
Link to Video

5 Makeup Tips for Blue Eyes

As you can see by the title here are some makeup tips for blue eyed gals...
Brown eyeshadows are definitely a MUST.

Depending on the shade of blue your eyes are, blue eyeliner can make your eyes look even bluer.

Shimmery bronze shadows are a must-have for blue eyes.

Try some orange eyeliner or shadow to make your blue eyes totally pop. This may sound crazy, but since they're so diverse colors, they'll really bring attention to the color of your eyes.

Purple shimmery shadows help to accentuate your blue eyes.

Hope you've enjoyed!

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Yay for my first blog post! Basically, this blog will be your go-to place for beauty help with links to YouTube videos and Pinterest boards and anything else your heart desires.

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