Eat me, try me, savor me: Breakfast Edition

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Here’s a little known fact about me: I love breakfast. I mean, I love breakfast so much that I find myself lying in bed at night imagining what I’ll have for my first meal of the day and quite honestly, catch myself getting excited about it.
I’m not embarrassed and no, I am not ashamed. I proudly stand by my firm belief that breakfast is what keeps this world together because if it wasn’t for that meal, the world would be a very, very scary place in the wee hours of dawn (but, isn’t already?). Continue reading “Eat me, try me, savor me: Breakfast Edition”

A beauty guru’s dream, a competitor’s nightmare: Fenty Beauty 

 

Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to your ride or die product, the definition of perfection and your endless beauty craze. No, I’m not talking about the discovery of setting spray (even though that really transformed my life), I’m talking about the latest foundation that hit stores and shook the boots of beauty glamazons and competitors alike. That’s right, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, the musician turned beauty queen. 


At this point you have probably already heard about this newest phenomenon and its’ unusual ability to take our skin on a much needed vacation and somehow injects our skin with a colassol amount of confidence. Rihanna has provided a wide variety in her collection such as: highlighters (bring sunglasses for this one), foundation (tears from God himself), countour sticks and smooth, creamy primer that offers unbelievable moisture to your skin. But this isn’t the only thing that has sent her buyers in a frenzy, Rihanna has provided an incredible amount of colors for her liquid foundation line and has truly offered an option for everyone (it’s about time someone did this).

 Just a few weeks ago, Lily and I took a trip to the mall and decided to take our minds off of midterms and stress and bring our focus into the wonders of Sephora. My ultimate mission was to get a color match from this collection and if I liked it, I fully intended on spending a pretty penny on its’ many wonders and would eat a jar of mayonnaise to finally get my hands on it. I marched right up to the Fenty Beauty’s wide selection and asked an associate for a skin match. After trying two colors, the employee tells me, “Give it a couple minutes to let the foundation set”. Waiting, waiting, waiting…before I know it she takes the hand mirror and brings it to my face. “Wow, my skin looks….almost unreal”, I said with a hypnotic gaze. Unfortunately upon popular demand, they did not have many colors left so I had to resort to ordering online. I was so eager to get this baby in the mail that I checked the mailbox every day, stalked my tracking number from UPS (and shamelessly my mailman) and gazed out my living room window with the uptmost anticipation. 
Because it’s that good.

My point here is that the hype is REAL! Yes, you are hearing that from everybody and reading positive reviews left and right but its true, this isn’t a paid advertisment and I am not getting sent free Fenty products by this positive review, I am simply impressed.

For those of you who have not jumped on this trend, take some time out of your day and prance your pedicured feet into your local Sephora. You will not regret this decision and thankfully, neither will your bank account.

Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation: $34.00


Pro Filt’r Retouch Primer: $32.00


Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter: $34.00


Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick: $25.00



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Kombucha Power

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WARNING: DO NOT SMELL THE PRODUCT BEFORE TASTING.⚠️

Cleanse your body with a nice cold glass of fermented sweet tea with a culture of yeast and bacteria. Doesn’t that just make you want to run to the nearest bathroom stall and upchuck your last meal? That’s exactly how I felt when I heard the Kombucha train making its stops around town, picking up more people every time it came back around. My hometown is the birth and center for most trending fads, especially if it can be categorized with the health-nuts. Now I’m not a Kombucha-enthusiast or connoisseur in any way. I’m just a curious-mind who decided to jump on the fermented-beverage bandwagon to see what the hype was all about. Besides, you’ll never know if you don’t like it until you try it. When I say “try it” I don’t mean to take one sip and that will be my deciding factor, like what I did with Monster and Rockstar energy drinks. *Cue the gag reflex* (No offense to those who like beverages that taste like battery acid.) My point is, I wanted to try every single flavor, brand, and style of Kombucha to get a solid opinion on it. Continue reading “Kombucha Power”

Hot Seat: Should president’s be allowed to use Twitter negatively for their own perks?

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Freedom of speech has been seen as a right of passage for all walks of life. I imagine that back in “horse and carriage days” our ancestors dipped their toes in gossip and shared their opinions over the butter churner. Fast forward to the year 2017 and people are sharing their opinions through social media platforms (i.e. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook (repeat offender) and public forums) within their techie toys for the whole world to see. All it takes is one screenshot, one news article, one curious set of eyes to see something that perhaps cannot go unseen, let’s use Twitter as our shining star.

Continue reading “Hot Seat: Should president’s be allowed to use Twitter negatively for their own perks?”

Apple: Now Taking your Soul as Payment for iPhone X

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We have finally reached the month of September and you know what that means? I’m talking about Starbucks advertisements invading your personal space with Pumpkin Spice Latte flavored EVERYTHING, seasoned decor that you refuse to put away the rest of the year because “it fits your theme” and Uggs, the shoes you can’t wear in the office but will try with diligence and resistance.  Now, don’t get me wrong all of this is exciting enough to get your panties in a bunch but something bigger just came our way and I think you know what I’m going to say. September is known for much more than what I just mentioned, this month is famously known for being the staple “iPhone release month”. Yup, the new iPhone 8 and better yet, the iPhone X has just been announced and it’s more extravagant than ever. Continue reading “Apple: Now Taking your Soul as Payment for iPhone X”