Revamping the Blog: Part 2

Okay, sooooo….

Next week may have been a bit of an optimistic/unrealistic deadline for new posts on the new blog…

This is hard guys! I mean, a lot harder than I expected. Props to everyone who has gone the whole self-hosting route and made it successful, because I am STRUGGLING! It’s okay though! It will get done, and it will be up, and I will let all of y’all know when; it just might not be up by April 16th.

I want this new blog to be perfect, and because of that, I wont be setting a specific date. Could it be the 16th? YES! Could it also be May 1st? That one is looking more likely, but that’s okay.  SO STAY TUNED!

K

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Revamping the Blog

Hiiiiii guys!

So, I have been in the process of researching and all that jazz to make my blog bigger and better than ever! With that being said, I still have yet to actually take the plunge, UNTIL TODAY! Starting next week (16th of April) I will have a different URL and different blog. I am a little sad to close this chapter of blogging, but it was always meant to be a kickstarter. I would like to take this blogging hobby to the next level, and to do that, I need to make some changes. I will have a post up at the end of this week with the details on everything and how to find me, so make sure to tune in then, and I really hope all of you will join me at my new site!

Thanks to everyone who has viewed my page, commented and liked, and all of the support you all have given me in the last year. I truly appreciate it and it has made me realize that this is something I really want to take the next step in.

See y’all soon!

K

Starting 2018 Right!

OMG! I LIVE!

Hi guys!

So I kind of disappeared off the face of the earth almost 2 months ago, and in doing so, I failed Blogmas! I wish I could tell you guys something amazing happened like I won the lottery and went on a month long trip to a place with no cell service, but the truth of the matter was that I just got so busy with the Holidays, and then my anxiety took a turn for the worse. I realized I was obsessing, unhealthily, over making sure I got posts up and all that stuff, and I needed a step back. I have been planning this post for quite some time, but every time I thought of posting it, I would have a little mini panic attack-worrying about sticking to a posting schedule, having to take pictures, etc!- and I lost sight of why I started his blog to begin with!

With us fast approaching the half way mark in February(!!!!) I figured it was time to really crack down and let you all know what was happening, and that I was still alive and well (or as “well” as I can be). Anxiety is something that I will have to deal with my whole life, and realizing what is causing it and being strong enough to step back is a HUGE step in the right direction! I’m not going to make any promises about when I will post and all that because that was my downfall last time. This blog is a way for me to express myself and get my voice out there on my own terms. It is a hobby, not something that should be a source of extreme anxiety.

I just wanted to say hi guys, hope your Holiday and New Year were great, sorry I went MIA(it was what I needed) and I look forward to reading everyone’s posts and sharing a little bit of my 2018 with you all!

All the hugs and squeezes!

XOXO, K

2017 Fall Favorites: Makeup

Hi guys!

So, like promised, here is my list of fall beauty favorites. I have bought a lot of makeup recently, because I was getting stuck just using the same stuff over and over again, and I had decided that enough was enough. So I took my credit card, made my way to Ulta and bought some new stuff that I had been peeping at for a while.

The first one was the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette, and OH MY GOD is it beautiful! I have been obsessed with all of the Naked palettes for quite some time now, and they are my go to for eye shadows. I had been wanting this since it came out, but I wanted to wait until I did a proper makeup clear out before I bought anything new. I’ve had this for about a month now, and it has changed my life. The colors are beautiful for fall-and year round, lets be honest- and they layer beautifully. AND THE BRUSH! The brush that comes with the palette is one of Urban Decays best brushes yet IMO. I’m just obsessed with this and its beautifulness (Katie word, get used to it!)

The next thing that I’ve been rocking this fall are liquid lipsticks. Now, I’ve never been much of a lipstick person, but I love the way it looks on everyone else, so I decided to give it a try. I had heard a lot of rave reviews on the matte finish ones, and felt like that would be perfect for me. I got two new ones, one a nude shade one from Tarte and a pink shade one from Too Faced and they have completely changed my outlook on lippy’s.

The one from Tarte is a tarteist lip paint in the shade Bestie, which is a beautiful nude. This one goes on beautifully and is extremely comfortable. I use this one almost daily, and HAVE to go find a few more shades that go with my skin!

The one from Too Faced is one of their melted matte lipstick in the shade Bend & Snap! This shade is a bit on the edgier side as it is a very deep pink, but it is so comfortable and lasts so well! While I wear the Tarte one almost daily, I tend to grab this one for the days where my outfit is a little more subdued, just to give myself some extra color.

Last but certainly by no means least, I finally, FINALLY, learned how to do a flick on my own eyes. This was one of those things that I could do perfectly on other people, but never came out right on myself. I think the eyeliner was key. Before, I had been using liquid eyeliners from Revlon and L’Oreal, the high street brands. But I recently discovered the Stila stay all day liquid liner pen and decided to give it a go. OH MY GOD IT HAS CHANGED MY EYELINER LIFE! It is so easy to apply, the tip is perfect size for flicks and my eyeliner just comes out damn near perfect every time!

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I would definitely recommend all of these products, I mean come on, I wouldn’t tell you to buy shit beauty bits. So the next time you are looking to spice up your makeup routine, I say go for one of these; they are super cute and really hassle free, which is my favorite kind of makeup!

Until next time! XOXO K

August thoughts

Oh how I have neglected my little blog this summer!

Hi Guys!

It’s been a while, but with the summer winding down and us entering my favorite time of the year, I am vowing to become a better blogger! I think it’s absolutely insane that we are only 4 months away from the start of 2018 (say it again for the people in the back)!! HOW?! This post is not to debate how fast time is going, because that is a lose-lose battle, but oh my god, time is flying!

I often think of time in my age, which shouldn’t surprise anyone I think most people do, but to think that I will never spend another August as a 23 year old is a sobering thought. I’m not going through a crisis, trust me, but it’s kind of a wake up call for me, because I feel like I haven’t done much of anything in my 23 years of existence. I remember my summer as a 16 year old, with the love and loss that went along with it, and thought my life was ending (OH HOW NAIVE!) but this one is a different kind of heart break.

This summer brought with it a lot of good times as well as some which I wish hadn’t happened. A lot of times I will cherish forever, and some that I don’t ever want to remember. I learned more about myself as a person, and did a lot of self-discovery. It sounds cliche and annoying, even to me, but I guess that’s the kind of shit you do when your 23 and trying to figure out who you are.

So, as for now, I vow to try to be the best me that I can be, whether that goes against everything I’ve ever thought, and to challenge myself everyday. I sit here, on the eve of a new month and urge anyone who reads this to do the same. I will get on a better writing schedule, and will hopefully (fingers crossed, really, because LIFE) be more consistent with my posts.

Until next time!

XOX K

 

New Blog Thoughts

Hi Guys!

So, I’ve been doing this for about three months now, not super consistently, I admit, but *life*. I love my little blog regardless, and I really enjoy having a place to call my own, where I can kind of write what I’m feeling and all that stuff. But, one thing that I can’t settle on is the layout and design. I think when I started this, I wasn’t too sure how much I would actually be writing, so I went with the easier, less time consuming WordPress. And I hate to admit it, but I’m kind of kicking myself for that now. I see some of my favorite blogs-PoppyDeyes and Zoella- and their blogs are just flawless and perfect (in my own opinion, Im sure they worked their asses off the get them like that) and I want mine to be like that. So I’m thinking of taking some time to redesign everything and get it to a place where I enjoy looking at everything and hopefully, it’ll make it easier on you guys! So bare with me while I go through this, hoppefully you guys like the finished product!

XOXO K

College Squad=Best Squad

Hi Guys!

It’s been a while, but I had a very relaxing-and HUGELY needed- week at the beach that culminated in a massively fun weekend with my girls from college. We laughed and drank way too much, but hey, we haven’t seen each other in a year, so it was acceptable. On Saturday Portland Maine hosted a 90’s themed bar crawl, and having gone to school up there, all of our favorite going out spots were partaking in the festivities. So we donned our best 90’s garb-yes the overalls were there and we rocked them-and frolicked around Old Port listening to Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys, and it was a frickin’ blast!

Somewhere between the 4th or 5th $4 PBR, I realized just how much I have missed these girls in the past year. We spent 4 years together growing into the women we are today, and to not have seen them for a year was surreal. The best part of it all, was the fact that although it had been a year, it was as if no time had passed. I guess that goes to show just how strong the bond between your college Squad is. I know they will always be there for me, and I know that they feel the same way about me.

We may not see each other for another year, but I am looking forward to the reunion that is bound to happen soon. Until then, enjoy these pictures of us, and keep in mind, this was about 4 hours of day drinking in-yes we are all of age at 23.

XOXO K