A College Girl's Christmas Wishlist

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The countdown to Christmas is on: 14  days! I am beyond excited for Christmas!

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Bluetooth Headphones

To work off the freshman fifteen.


To play Taylor Swift's new album when she's up at 1:00 AM writing a paper.

Kate Spade Wristlet

So she doesn't have to lug her whole purse to the campus bookstore to snag that deal.

Lilly Pulitzer Notepad Set

So her notes will be just as cute as she is.

Bubble Umbrella

To survive not only the rain, but the wind. (Especially for those girls who are attending a college up North!)

Rain Boots

To take on the long journey to her 8:00 AM math class.

Brown Ankle Booties

For all of the Friday night parties in her dorm.

Kiel James Patrick Bracelet

To keep things simple, yet elegant in the dining halls.

Pearl Headband

To keep her hair out of her face during her English presentation.

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Detox Cleanser

To keep her skin clear-- even under all of the stress.

Troublemaker Mascara from Urban Decay

For the makeup lover that still has her life together. 

7th Heaven Peel Off Masks

For the mid-week spa nights she has with her friends.

BB Cream

To look fresh before class.

Eyebrow Gel

To keep her eyebrows in place all day: from the 8:00 AM class to the 4:30 PM class.

New Blush

To appear more youthful-- you know, before the college life.

Question of The Day: What's on your wishlist this year?

November Favorite: Reputation by Taylor Swift

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Today, I was planning on sharing my list of November Favorites. However, when it came down to it, I realized I only had one favorite that I truly had to share with you: Reputation by Taylor Swift.

Here are my favorite lines from each song on the album:

"...Ready For It?"

Stealing hearts and running off and never saying sorry.

"End Game" (feat. Ed Sheeran & Future)

I just wanna be/ Drinking on the beach with you all over me.

"I Did Something Bad"

So I fly them all around the world/ And I'll let them think they saved me.

"Don't Blame Me"

I once was poison ivy, but now I'm your daisy.


This ain't for the best/ My reputation's never been worse/ You must like me for me.

"Look What You Made Me Do" 

The world moves on, another day, another drama.

"So It Goes..."

And our pieces fall/ Right into place/ Get caught up in the moments/ Lipstick on your face.


You should take it as a compliment that I'm talking to everyone here but you.

"Getaway Car"

I wanted to leave him/ I needed a reason.

"King of My Heart"

Say you fancy me, not fancy stuff/ Baby, all at once this is enough.

"Dancing With Our Hands Tied"

And darling, you had turned my bed into a sacred oasis.


Carve your name into my bedpost.

"This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things"

Friends don't try to trick you/ Get you on the phone and mind twist you.

"Call It What You Want"

Bridges burn, I never learn/ At least I did one thing right.

"New Year's Day"

You squeeze my hand three times in the back of the taxi.

Question of The Day: Do you like the album? What's your favorite song on the album?

Makeup Wishlist: Fall & Winter Edition

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I apologize for not uploading a post last Monday. My life has been crazy busy lately. Midterms have been my number one priority. With that being said, I'd like to announce that I've received A's on all of my midterm exams and papers. Woo hoo!

Without further ado, here is my makeup wishlist for the colder months:

This mascara has been on my wishlist for the longest time. (Not to mention, Urban Decay's mascaras never fail to disappoint.)

I am a huge fan of Marc Jacobs' eyeliners. They glide on so smooth. I'm sure their nail polishes are very similar. I'm also in love with this color-- super festive!

I am currently in need of a new concealer, and I've heard nothing but good reviews about this one. I also adore the packaging. It's so cute! 

I'll be completely honest: I've never heard of this brand before. I discovered it on Polyvore while I was making this graphic. I'm currently on the hunt for some new blushes. (I've been using the same blushers for as long as I can remember!)

I love using sponges for my makeup When I use a sponge, I find that the foundation or concealer is distributed evenly across my skin. (Just remember to run your sponge under the faucet before hand. This way, the sponge doesn't absorb any of the excess product.) 

I've heard nothing but good things about NARS. However, I have yet to try a product from their line. (They're kind of pricey for a college girl's wallet!) They have a number of other colors that I would like to go swatch at Sephora sometime! 

I have been loving NYX products lately. They're not only affordable, but they are great quality. I would love to give their highlighter a fair try. Apparently it's supposed to be a dupe for Benefit's High-Beam highlighter, which I am a huge fan of.

I am in need of something to keep my eyebrows tamed during the long school day. As a college student, I have 9 AM classes and 4:30 PM classes. I think this gel would most definitely come in handy since I'm on the move ALL day. 

Like I mentioned earlier, I am a college student. I'm up until 1:00 AM, working on my blog, writing papers, and spending time with friends. Combine that with an 8:00 AM wakeup call. Not. A. Good. Combo. Hopefully this concealer will help conceal those tired eyes I wake up with every morning.

Taylor Swift's Wonderstruck Enchanted perfume has been my go to perfume since my freshman year of high school. (Yes, a little bottle has lasted my 4+ years!) I am in desperate need of a new bottle. However, I think a rollerball would be more convenient. Plus, it's easier to apply.

I have yet to get my hands on a big, fluffy kabuki brush. This one is calling my name!

This blush looks like it would be the perfect shade for my skin tone. I've also been wanting to try a cream blush!

Lately, I've been enjoying wearing minimal makeup. I think NYX's bb cream would be an exciting product to experiment with.

I apologize for all of the blushers I have included in this blog post. Here's the last one, I promise. I have yet to try a gel blush. Again, this is a product I would love to experiment with during the holiday season.

Though I am in need of a new blusher, I am also in need of a new concealer. I had the opportunity to try this concealer awhile back and liked it a lot. I think I'd like to give the whole tube a purchase!

That concludes my makeup wishlist for the fall and winter season.

Question of The Day: What makeup product do you want to get your hands on this season? 

October Favorites

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It's definitely been starting to feel more like fall where I live-- and I'm not sure if I love it or hate it. I love wearing boots and sweaters, however, I could do without the freezing weather.

Today, I'm sharing my October Favorites with y'all. This month, I've been experimenting with some new makeup products. I've also been decorating my dorm room and jamming to some new songs.

NYX No Filter Finishing Powder // $12

I've been wearing this powder pretty much-- every single day. I actually wore it to Cabrini University's Homecoming dance. My skin looked flawless in all of the pictures. Highly, highly recommend!

Total Control Drop Foundation Brush // $14

Lately, I've only been wearing concealer. I use this brush to blend out my under eye concealer and any other concealer I may have on my face. It works wonders!

Mauve Nude Press on Nails from Nails on Lis // $13.99

I love, love, love this color! I think it's so flattering. I love how the nails come with all of the tools necessary to apply. Super helpful! I also found that they come off with ease.

*My friend Carmen helped me take these pictures! I think these nails look absolutely stunning on her. However, please note, that we did trim them quite a bit and file them.

Joleen Creations Bracelets // $10-$25

I love accessorizing-- especially during the fall season. I've been rotating between these bracelets throughout the month. They're the perfect colors!

*My friend Erin helped me model these bracelets. They looked perfect with the outfit she was wearing that day.

Magnolia Events & Creations // $20

Another thing I've been loving this month-- my It's Fall sign from Magnolia Events and Creations. It's the perfect decoration for my dorm room. If you're looking for some fall decor, I highly recommend checking out Magnolia Events and Creations. They have a bunch of decor that is bound to amp up your apartment, dorm room, or living room!

*Again, my friend Erin helped me showcase this adorable sign. I think these pictures turned out super cute! Her boots and the sign-- ahh! I love it so much!

"High School" by Kelsea Ballerini

"Strip That Down" by Liam Payne

"Lights Down Low" by MAX

"What Lovers Do" by Maroon 5

Question of the Day: What have you been loving this month? Specifically, a song.

Thanks for reading!

Semester Midpoint Update

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Today, I'm sharing an update with y'all. I thought it would be fun to give you some insight as to the classes I'm taking.

Click here to read my first impressions regarding the classes I'm taking.

Europe in The 20th Century

My history class isn't as bad as I thought. That's between you and me, though. If anyone else asks, I'll deny it. For being a three hour lecture hall, it's not horrible. My teacher is entertaining and he gives us a 10-15 minute break in the middle of the class. A girl can appreciate that.

Honors Engagements of The Common Good

So, I'm actually kicking butt. For real. We played the Manhattan Project Board Game and I won. Multiple times. As a reward, my professor gave me a $15 Starbucks gift card and a Cabrini University travel mug. That's what I'm talking about!

Images of Women: Literature and Media

Fun fact: This is a 300 level course. Say, what? I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, I'm getting into the swing of things. I like to material we're studying. For our "big assignment" we have to write about women in a specific genre. I'm focusing on how women are perceived in Vogue. Body image. Sex objects. Ahh! It's so interesting!

Spanish Conversation and Composition

I'm in Spanish 203. And, I'm the only freshman. At first, it was definitely a little intimidating. Now, I walk into class like I own the place. (Just kidding!) This class is definitely my hardest class by far. I like to dedicate 15-30 minutes of my day to this class. I study vocabulary, grammar concepts, and do the homework. There's SO much homework!

Honors College Success 

This class has been a breeze for me. We talk about time management and study tips. Not bad at all! Every now and then we have a writing assignment, but I like them. They're fun to write.

Question of The Day: If you have any questions about "The College Experience" comment below!