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

2017 Fall Favorites: Sweaters

Hi guys!

We have now entered- and are actually more than half way through- my favorite month ever! The apple crisp and the pumpkins, the leaves and brisk air; if I could live in a perpetual October, I so would! Along with everything I listed above, one of my absolute favorite parts of October, and autumn in general really, are the sweaters! I frickin LOVE sweater weather!

This year, I was able to buy a couple new sweaters, and I absolutely love them!! They are all comfy and cozy and just perfect!

The first sweater I bought, I actually loved it so much I bought it in three different colors. I found it at Kohl’s and it was extremely affordable! I got it in a cream, a dark green and a mustard color and I switch between these three sweaters all week!

The second one I bought was one that I had had my eye on for a while. It is from H&M and it includes a cheeky little slogan, which is my favorite thing ever! It’s a cream sweater, plain on the front, but on the back it says “get off my back” in red terry cloth. I. AM. OBSESSED! I unfortunately can’t wear this to work, but it’s a staple piece on the weekends. I’m a bit late to the party on this one, and because of that, it is now sold out, but you can find them on EBay, so take a peak there!

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So those are some of my favorite buys of the season, and I hope I’m able to give some of you some style inspiration, because if you’re anything like me, then you love to take a peak into other’s closests.

Look out for my next post, which will include my favorite beauty bits of the season!

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

 

My Purpose

 

Since I was little, I always told stories. I was always the one who wanted to wow my family with an awesome story about a dog I saw the other day, or a really great day I had with my best friend. I would go on and on, putting so much detail into these little stories that everyone listening felt like they were petting the dog’s downy fur or licking sticky vanilla ice cream off their own hand while sitting on Bestie’s rough, checkered couch (favorite couch ever). I had a knack for it, so much so that I would literally spend all of my experiences planning how I was going to tell the story later on.

I’ve kept this love of story telling throughout my childhood and early adulthood, nourished it and grew it into something that I cherish, something that lets me express myself in ways that I could never imagine while speaking words. Writing just works better for me, it always has.

So when I started my final semester of college in January of 2016, I contacted the Odyssey branch for my school. I was chosen as a contributor, and was publishing articles every week, on this online community for college students to write. While there, I published 8 articles a few of which are still gaining shares on social media platforms. For the first time, I had a real place for my writing to be shared, for people to be able to read it. For the first time, I really had a voice.

This opportunity ended when I graduated last May, and since then I have been writing in journals and on my laptop, but nothing as substantial as that website. Truth is, I miss the feeling of being able to get my voice out there. So, here I am, starting a blog, something I have wanted to do for a long time, in the hopes that people can find something in my writing. That anyone who is struggling, or shares my views on certain things, or just wants confirmation that they are not the only one struggling with this odd transition from college degenerate to “functioning” adult, can read my posts and realize that they have a friend in me (cheesy I know).

So, stay tuned while I try to figure this out, and bear with me, because I will probably mess something up a few times along the way. Until next time!

XOXO K