How to Create Your Go-to Badass Makeup Look

These can be hard times. Usually during bad times I come out looking like a mess. Self-confidence is key to riding easily through.

You are going to want to start by reminding yourself NOT TO WEAR TOO MUCH. This is a super minimalist look, you don’t want to cover-up insecurities with this look. While doing your makeup, you want to have in mind the image of what the powerful half of you looks like.

Step 1.

Put on your favorite music

Step 2.

Use primer. This will keep your makeup on strong all day.

Step 3.

Go light on foundation if you decide to use it. Foundation will minimize the “you” in the look.

Step 4.

Put on a small bit of bronzer where you find it necessary for glow.

Step 5.

Apply a nude eyeshadow. Blend in order to create a very subtle smoky cat-eye.

Step 6.

Use dark brown eyeliner on your waterline. You may bring it up to the corner of the eye, and line that as well, but only a slightly.

Step 7. 

Create subtle wings with liquid liner to elevate your eyes, right before it slopes down to the corner. This will make you look awake and ready.

Step 8.

Apply mascara heavily to at the end of the eye, but keep it lighter as it slopes near your nose.

Step 9.

Use a subtle lip.

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Christmas Season Begins

On Black Friday, while I ate sandwiches stuffed with Thanksgiving leftovers, I relished in the fact that I could officially start celebrating the holidays. The only thing I really love about winter is Christmas. Why? Because it’s freezing outside. And the only thing I can enjoy is when everybody is happy and listening to cheesy but wonderful songs and stringing white and silver on a green tree.

When I was a little girl it was all about the presents. All really loved about Christmas was tearing open the wrapping paper and taking out a “dress-up dress” Now, I love Christmas because everybody’s celebrating something, and even if the world is messed up (like right now) there is family, and Christmas always stays the same.

Confession: While writing my last post I was listening to Christmas music on the radio because… I don’t know! Well, now I have “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” playing in a loop in my head. 

This Christmas I am heading south to visit my Grandma over break because she didn’t have any family to see this Christmas. My dad decided to tag along too. I’m very excited. I need a break from school, and even though I need to wait two weeks, it will be so worth it. I swear I JUST had Thanksgiving break. Fml.

But I do find myself sitting in math class, staring out the little-revealing window trying to take myself somewhere else. As a result. I get bad grades.

Anyway, I’m currently working on developing my Christmas playlist and here are the beginnings:

I’m still figuring out whether or not I should spend the money to decorate my room for Christmas, aside from the sting lights which I have year-round, my room is bare from anything Christmas.

I want to know your opinion in the comments below, should I decorate?

Why I Love Studying?!

 

I just entered my second trimester of high school and I’m still figuring out what to make of it. I don’t always love doing schoolwork. In fact a majority of the time I’d rather just chill on my phone, but recently, I’ve grown fond of studying for my classes. Instead of the act of studying being a serious drag and reason to complain when I get to class, I actually enjoy the learning process and opportunities it brings. Here’s why:

  • You feel better about tests. Studying creates more confidence for me when I walk into class on a test day.
  • …And better about yourself. When I study I feel good about what I’m doing.
  • Because highlighters… A few school years ago I got a set of Yoobi mini highlighters which are slowly dying, but are still my little best buddies. There are a little under 10 and they are all different colors of the rainbow plus variations. Any cool school supplies make studying an actually fun.
  • It’s calming. 
  • Study buddies. Your mom is OK with you hanging out with your friends even if you have homework, so you can study together.
  • It’s something to do in your free time. Instead of spending my time looking at my phone, when I study it gives me something to do.
  • It’s sexy, people.