Sunday, January 31, 2016

Bath & Body Works Obsession

Every girl likes to smell good. It attracts others to you and just makes you feel clean and good about yourself. Smell good products for me are considered self-confidence boosters. It makes me feel great about myself knowing I'm wearing a great smelling scent. Sometimes, after a long day it feels wonderful to destress with a good shower and a wondering scents.

I was about 10 years old when I got my first Bath and Body Works product. I got the all too popular "Japanese Cherry Blossom" as a gift. To me, it was just lotion and I didn't really care.

Oh my, how things have changed. My roommate, Micah has a collection of Bath and Body Works products. Once we moved into school, she has rubbed her obsession off on me.  My obsession has and is continuing to grow and it gets deeper and deeper. For my 18th birthday, my boyfriend got me "A Thousand Wishes" which I fell in love with. Then he brought "Vanilla Bean Noel" into my life and my obsession got worse.

Once we went on break in mid-December, there are a sale where everything was $5 a piece. During this sale, I got a lot of new scents. Then, the 26th of December came which kicked off the semi-annual sale. I went crazy in BBW. I went back at least 4 or 5 times before I had to come back to school. My poor credit card just kept getting swiped.

Now, my collection is huge and it's continuing to grow. Everyday I smell like a different fragrance. As of now, I love them all. I just feel great looking at them.

My favorites for right now are:

- Georgia Peach & Sweet Tea
- Velvet Sugar
- Sheer Cotton & Lemonade
- Pink Lemonade Frizz  

Recently, they introduced 3 new scents to the signature collection:
- Hibiscus Guava Fresca
- Iced Pear Margarita
- Agave Papaya Sunset

As of now, I only have the Iced Pear Margarita and it smells great, but I soon hope to have the other two. I've smelled the hibiscus guava fresca on an in-store visit and it's great too.


Sunday, December 20, 2015


Have you ever been so sure of something you could almost see it? All my life, fashion has been my thing. It's what I know I'm good at and what I have a passion for. When deciding on a college, I even made sure the college I was looking at had a fashion major. 
I know fashion is something I'm passionate about and I definitely see myself dabbling into the fashion industry a bit, but not in the way that I was previously thinking. 

Recently, (as in like 2 weeks ago), I changed my major to Public Relations. I think it'll be a good fit for me. I want to go into the entertainment industry along with fashion and everyday lifestyle too. Eventually, I hope I can have my own management agency. 
I plan to be skilled in a host of different things. Fashion, PR, Managerial Tasks, Blogging/Vlogging, Media Personality, etc. I want to do a lot and I don't want to be confined to one section of life. 
2016 is the year of re-invention. It's the year I plan on doing a lot of work, getting myself out there more and trying new things to better myself and the brand I'm trying to build for myself. I'm aiming for a lot and my plan is to accomplish it all. 
With that being said, I've decided to start fresh for the new year and create a new blog with a simpler name. New posts, who dis? 
I plan to show you all a better representation of myself and show you exactly who I am and what I plan to do going into the future. 
I know I'm not like blog famous, but I do want to say thank you if you've been reading my posts and thank you in advance for riding this wave with me. 2016 and beyond has some great things in store for me, I know it. Can't wait to show you all exactly what I have in store. I'll be sure to post when my new blog is up and running and thank you all in advance for the support..

xo, Dee.

Monday, December 7, 2015

The Roommate Tag!

How well do you know your roommate?
Living with someone can be nothing short of difficult. Who cleans what, where things go... It can all be very stressful. Luckily, I love my roommate like a sister. She's probably the sister I always wanted. Living with Micah is a breeze.
The TAG videos on YouTube are very popular and actually have really good questions. I decided to grab my Roomie and make our own Roommate Tag video! 
I've been wanting to start my YouTube for a while now & this was the perfect platform to do so. 
The questions we used were very solid and we found them by simply searching Roommate Tag Questions.

1. Did you guys know each other before you became roommates?
2. What did you guys initially think of each other the first time you met?
3. How long did it take until you guys became friends?
4. What do you guys usually argue about?
5. What is one thing that really bothers you that your roommate does?
6. What does she think of your YouTube?
7. Who spends the most time getting ready in the morning?
8. What was something that you two didn't notice about each other until you became roommates?
9. Do you guys sometimes get fed up with each other from seeing each other too often?
10. How do you avoid tension while living together?
11. What's one rule you guys have while living together?
12. How do you deal with sharing a bathroom?
13. What are your favorite things that you like to do with each other?
14. What is the funniest thing you've done together?
15. Has being roommates helped or hurt your relationship?

Watch, Like, Subscribe! Click this link to watch the video!
Let me know what you think about me and my roommate's video! 
Follow my roommate:
Instagram: Melanin.Mic

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

NYX Butter Gloss Review

I've missed blogging so much, but being in my first semester of college, I had to get adjust. Now, I'm back and I'm coming better than ever! I've got a bunch of new ideas that I can't wait to show them off.
To begin, I have for you all a review of a new product I started using. I absolutely love ittttttttttt!
If you know me, you know I love lipgloss. I'm all about the shine and making those lips pop.
I'm dark-skin, so I'm a bit self conscious when it comes to brighter colors. I still buy them because why not?!
MAC has been my all time favorite for a while now, but I wanted to try something new. I didn't want to be stuck in one brand. So, on a late night trip to Target with my bestie, I found my new love.
 This lipgloss is absolutely amazing. One of my biggest pet peeves is lipgloss that goes on sticky and thick. The NYX gloss does the exact opposite. It's composition is just right. It isn't too runny where you use too much either. Another great side is the cute colors they come in. The two colors I have are Strawberry Parfait and Eclair.
 These lip glosses are also very useful due to the fact that they stay on much longer than a lot of the lip products I own. They last majority of the day actually, and that's without touching them up like I feel the need to do.
So far, I only have two but I'm definitely going to get more. The best part (besides how cute they are) is the fact that they're only $4.99! For a college student who's always broke (like myself), they don't break the bank and they get the job done.

Would you recommend this product to others? 

I absolutely do! I was a bit skeptical at first because I was so stuck on MAC, but now I'm definitely going to buy more and expand my collection.

Stay Pretty, 

xoxo Dee <3

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Move-In Day

The wait is over and it's finally happened! I made the transition from living at home, to being an official college student. It all happened so fast and suddenly, it actually threw me off guard.
From shopping, to packing, to organizing... it took months! I couldn't wait to actually leave the nest. I was so prepared to be on my own, doing my own thing. The wait got shorter and shorter as the days went by. Days leading up to the big day, I was an emotional wreck. I cried at the very thought of being away from my Mommy. I couldn't deal with anything rationally. I didn't know what to do. It was too late, I had no choice but to suck it up and prepare myself to move. I was sure that I wouldn't survive.

It now makes 5 days that I've been on campus and honestly, I think I'm doing pretty well.
It wasn't easy moving all these items into school, but it wasn't as bad as I thought.

I'm absolutely in love with my dorm room, even though I'm not in it a lot these days.. haha.
The theme I decided to go with on my side was along the color scheme of blue, black, white and grey. Now everyone that knows me knows that I am in love with pink, glitter and all things sparkly. I was able to get out of my comfort zone and try something new.

I decided to include Christmas lights to brighten up my life and add some sparkle to my life.
They're great for nights where I want to relax and just chill everything out.
As you can see, I added the two canvases from a previous post. They really tied my room together and made everything absolutely adorable. On the opposite wall, I have photos hanging up. They're pictures from important moments and people in my life. It really helps to keep my humble and close to home.

I have my desk area set up for just learning. I tried my very hardest to keep my makeup and extra things off of my desk. That way I'm better able to study and do homework. I also added a rug right in front of it so my feet will always be comfy.
Since I have to split the closet with my roommate -- space isn't as I would prefer, BUT I'm able to make it work. I have a shoe organizer (even though they don't all fit). I also have a six part organizer which I use as storage. I put extra towels, makeup, and products I'll need in it. In the blue tote, that is where I put all my extra snacks and drinks that aren't in my refrigerator.

Hopefully you all like my dorm designs! Have a productive and positive school year no matter what level you're at.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Girls' Emergency Kit

Being a girl is far from easy. Actually, I'd consider it a full time job. As a girl, there are situations we land in where we think - "Wow, it'd be great if I had ______ right now." or "I really need _____ right now." The words "right now" are the most important. I hate being in those situations, so it's better to avoid them. It's imperative that we're prepared for the most awkward of situations.

We are forced to expect the unexpected. There are items every girl should carry. These items are something like an emergency kit which can be a real lifesaver.

I personally have an emergency kit that I keep inside of my purse and carry it around with me. I keep it at all times.

Items to carry:

1. Deodorant - You never know when you'll need a little back up. It could be a party that gets way too crowded, or an early morning class that you ended up rushing to.

2. Hand Sanitizer - Clean hands are a must. When you're in public and grab a bite to eat, it can be a bit of a hassle to run to the bathroom first, so carrying sanitizer will make things quick and easy. 

3. Lotion - Ashiness is serious, ladies. It feels dry and it isn't attractive one bit. Carrying around lotion can come in handy on more than one occasion.

4. Lipcare - Whether it's MAC, an EOS egg or Carmex, carry around something for your lips. You'll never know when your lips are dry or you simply need a little shine. Personally, I chose which lip product I carry depending on the day. Some days, I want the color of MAC. Other days, I want just simple Carmex.

5. Ponytail Holders - Hot or cold, sometimes you need to pull your hair up. Sometimes, you don't always want it down. This is a good item to have with you because you're always prepared. It also saves you the hassle of asking others if they have one.

6. Tylenol - I don't know how many times I've been out somewhere and caught a headache. It's even worse when you don't have anything to take for it. Having Tylenol available is perfect for those cases.

7.Gum - Sometimes, our breath isn't the freshest. Having gum at the ready is great. It can also be a really good icebreaker when you're in an awkward situation.

8. Pads/Tampons - One of the worse things that can happen is getting your cycle while you're out and have NOTHING to use. It feels disgusting and can ruin your day in an instant. Being prepared with one or two of these at the ready will always be safe. 

9. Travel Pack Tissue - Snotty noses are a pest! What's even worse is having that one little bat in the cave and nothing to get it out with. We're not five, so using your finger is a NO-GO!

10. Emergency Cash - This is pretty straight forward as it is exactly what it's intended for... an EMERGENCY. Carry as much as you think you'll need, whether that be five dollars, ten dollars, etc. Be mindful of your cash. Use it for an emergency, not for "I could really use a burger right now.." or "Starbucks would be great." A frappe isn't an emergency. Use it wisely.

These are the contents of my personal emergency kit. I put all of these items in a clutch because I have a fairly large purse. Use whatever you're comfortable with. Good alternatives are possibly make up bags, or even jewelry pouches. 
These emergency kits don't have to be made expensively. They're actually items that are lying around your house somewhere. Items that you use, you just don't carry.

Having an emergency kit can be a great thing and can truly be what you need when you get that unexpected nose bleed or the lecture is running a little too long. Whatever the situation may be that comes up, you'll be fine.

- Be prepared ladies! 
           xo, Dee ❤️

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Re-Inventing Yourself

As a teenager, especially going into college, everything is more than it seems to be. There is a daily struggle to find who you are and what you want to happen from this point forward. It feels like you're in a rut and every time you try to pull yourself out of that rut, you find yourself in deeper. 

All of your problems won't be solved by dressing differently or changing your hairstyle but it can truly help. Often times, people will say "If you knew better, you'd do better." I feel this is similar to who we are. If you can look a little better, maybe you'll feel a little better. Dressing like a slob because you feel gross inside isn't the answer, TRUST ME. 

I'm going through this mental battle myself, so I know exactly how it feels. I've been going through some crazy things in my head and often times I don't know what I'm going to do next. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired. 

I've wanted to change my hair color for a while now. With that being said, I finally went and got it done. Why not? I couldn't possibly feel any worse. Sometimes, those mental breaks are worse than any physical pain you can experience. 

Getting this color in my hair actually helped me. I gained a little confidence because after I saw it, I was like "omg I look fine." It also helped me to remember that everything will be okay. The joy I felt when I first saw it and loved the way it looked, I remember feeling like that all the time. I want to feel like that again. 

Now that I'm going into college, I have a new look that I absolutely love and I've taken a sigh of relief. 

This doesn't have to be a direct relationship as everyone is different. You don't have to dye your hair. Do what's going to bring you back to that place you once were. Whether it's changing your outfits, wearing lipstick more often, reading novels, or listening to different music. Whatever it is that can help to put you back at your happy place, go for it. As long as it isn't dangerous and hurting you because that's not good either. Any progress is good progress because you're moving forward. No one likes to be in a rut. Get yourself out. Don't do it for anyone else, do it for you. 

Stay Positive ❤️,