Ipsy March 2015


IMG_3383 copy This month’s bag!

Better late than never right? This is my first Ipsy bag, and I was finally able to open it after spring break! Ipsy sends you five beauty samples or full-sized items for $10 per month! If you are interested in subscribing, feel free to use my referral link. I initially thought the bag itself was smaller than I imagined, but it’s pretty with some abstract flowers to match March’s Floral Fantasy theme. Here are the contents of my bag this month:

  • NYX CosmeticsButter Lipstick in Pops
  • ChellaIvory Lace Highlighter
  • Crown BrushOval Concealer Brush (C224)
  • Pixi by PetraMesmerizing Mineral Duo in Apricot Glow
  • CoolwayGlow Oil Treatment

NYX Cosmetics: Butter Lipstick in Pops NYX Cosmetics: Butter Lipstick in Pops, full size

NYX CosmeticsButter Lipstick in Pops Retails for $6.00 Every subscriber received a full sized NYX butter lipstick this month! There were three shades (Hunk, Little Susie, or Pops), and…

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Almost Famous Blueberry Buttermilk Scones

Real Food, Please.

Hello again my lovely followers!  Let me start this post by saying that this is the most requested recipe that my friends and family ask me to make.  I started making these babies when I was in third grade and the recipe has stuck with me ever since. In elementary school, my mom taught the cooking elective, and as you can probably imagine, I was always first in line to cook and taste every dish we made.  I kept the scone recipe that we used, and have been baking these ever since.

When I was studying abroad in England (spring of 2012), I made about seven or eight batches of these scones because my friends just kept asking for more.  When I returned to Clark for my final two years of school, I baked these for anything from dinner parties, to nights of tea and Netflix.  They just go with everything!  This…

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Ipsy April 2015


Here’s the Ipsy bag I received in April! I’ve had a hectic month, hence the very late post, but I will be done with finals soon, so I should be able to post more regularly over the summer. Now in case you didn’t know, Ipsy is a subscription beauty service which sends you five beauty samples or full-sized items for $10 per month! If you are interested in subscribing, feel free to use my referral link.

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April’s theme was Beautifully Bohemian, and the bag was a colorful, woven material. I received the following products:

  • Hikari CosmeticsBlush in Tango, $15.00
  • Hey Honey Good Morning – Honey Silk Facial Serum, $11.55
  • theBalm CosmeticsNUDE Dude Eyeshadow Single in Fit, $3.75
  • Jor’el ParkerFemina rollerball perfume, $21.00
  • Starlooks Satin Finish Lip Gloss, $2.79

Total value of my bag this month = $54.09

While the value of this bag is quite high…

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How to Activate your ‘Full Creative Instincts’

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Find your Passion

Each and every one of us has our passion of what we want to do in the rest of our lives. In order to activate your full creativity you must first know your passion. What you love to do. Find the perfect work or career path where you will have a profound inclination with it.

 Deep observation

In your chosen field, collect ideas and understand them deeply. Never stop wondering how they came up with these novel ideas from great people. It is also ideal to benchmark great people and know things about them.

Master the basics and rewrite the rules

Before you can be creative you must be an expert in the basic foundations of your chosen field. I recall when I was an art varsity in way back in high school when my coach once said that no one has the right to make an…

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The Scariest Part of Traveling

Vagrant. Anonymous.

is the thought of not traveling anymore…

After enough time, it becomes a companion, friend, family. Traveling. So, in a way, to stop traveling would be to lose a loved one. And when you’ve traveled primarily alone, like myself, you’re not only losing a loved one, but the only one that knows what you’ve been through. The only one that has been there through it all. The good and the bad. It loves you unconditionally, never asking too much of you or to be anything other then yourself.

It encourages you. Lifts you up. Teaches you to be strong and carefully nudges you in the direction you should be going. In this relationship you learn who you are. Your needs, wants, and desires. You learn your limits.

People come and go. Live and die of their own accord. But travel only dies when you neglect it.

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