Storytime: Roommate Situation Turns Sour

If you follow my Twitter, you'll already know I'm dealing with a roommate situation gone sour. So what happened? Over the last few months... really since August, I noticed a strain between my roommate and me. And I lot of the time I think one thing due to my anxiety, but it's not like that at all. Which leads me into situations where I was off either by calling it out or ignoring it completely. In August, my mom and sister spent the week over at my house while they were moving. They didn't stay for free and gave money to my roommate for crashing at our house and for their use of the garage. Which I thought my roommate was cool with since you know she was getting paid by my family for this. She also never told me any differently and asked multiple times when she was getting the money, which I didn't pay much attention to.

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Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Palette Review & Swatches

I love highlighters from Wet n Wild, I wear the MegaGlo Highlighter in Blushing Petals almost on a weekly basis. They are affordable, uberpigmented, long-lasting, and blinding as all hell. Which is exactly what I want when I'm reaching for a blinding highlighter. So when I say they came out with a highlighting palette with four full sized highlighters that are not available individually. From what I can tell. The palette is $14.99 making each highlighter in the palette only $3.75. Typically the individual highlighters are $5 so this is a great deal if you love the formula and don't want to buy four individual shades from the permanent collection.

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Anti-Haul: Makeup I Won't Be Purchasing: Holiday Edition #3

I've done two of these Anti-Hauls before, and I haven't done one in a few months. And since I can't really dig into the new products I got as I'm in the process of packing everything up and moving at the end of the month. I thought I would do another one of these but focus on the cruelty free  holiday collection items that have come out for this year.

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How to Deal with the Winter Blues

Winter is getting closer and many people are looking forward to it, but some just can’t stand everything that comes with it. The days are getting shorter, temperatures are getting lower, and the holiday bills are higher than ever, so if you find yourself feeling depressed, irritated and less energetic than usual, here are a few things you can do that’ll help you fight off the winter blues.

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How to Become Less Camera Shy & Gain Self-Confidence

Since I was in Junior High School, I have always been the one taking the pictures. I have hardly any pictures of myself from those years up until senior year of High School. Mainly because I was never comfortable being in front of the camera, sure I made video blogs or vlogs on and off during that time frame but not photos. And I'm still a little camera shy, which is why I did the 100 Days of Makeup on Instagram to force myself to get used to taking photos of myself. And to just overall gain some confidence in myself as it all roots down to there. I don't feel confident with my appearance so I never took pictures of myself. Or let anyone take pictures of me. So how do you go from being extremely camera shy to openly wanting to take selfies? This was the mission I set upon myself several months ago. And here's what I've learned.

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How to Choose the Right Contacts?

Regardless of the reason why you chose to wear contacts, it’s very important to be aware of your options. Today there are many different types of lenses, from disposable and extended-wear contacts to corrective and purely aesthetic lenses, and you might get overwhelmed when trying to make a decision, especially if you have no prior experience. Luckily, here’s a little guide on contact lenses that will help you choose the right contacts for your needs.

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Healthy Breakfast Options For Rushed Mornings

I'm not a huge breakfast person. Don't get me wrong I do love some breakfast foods like cheesy scrambled eggs, omelets, donuts, oatmeal and waffles... but I don't like eating when I wake up. I need a solid hour or two before I can even think about eating. So I don't plan that time in when I'm getting ready in the morning. But then when I get to work, an hour later I'm starting to get hungry. So these are 3 healthy breakfast choices when you don't have time in the morning to make yourself a full breakfast but still want something to eat.

The first thing to note all these things are items to make ahead of time, because if you don't have time in the morning to eat... you probably also don't have time to make something either. So if you fall in both boats, these meals are for you!

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30 Beauty & Lifestyle Blogger Post Ideas

After blogging daily for about two years, I've hit writers block multiple times where I just had no idea what to write about and I looked up guides for ideas on what to write about. They always helped as they resparked my mind into coming up with ideas. And I haven't done one of these in well over a year. So I thought I would come up with my own little updated list as I find these insanely helpful!

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Dreaming of an Industrial/Rustic Living Room

One thing when I move in April that I'm going to try my hardest to save up for to achieve is creating an apartment that actually looks like something out of an HGTV show or magazine. I know I won't be able to do it right away but I'm tried of having a "college" like place. And by that I mean a bunch of random things thrown together that looks more like a place I crash rather than a place I live in. So the first room I want to tackle in the new place is the living room as this will also double as my study most likely. So throughout the house I want to have a industrial yet rustic feel.

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Makeup Comparison: NYX vs. Tarte Brow Pomade

On YouTube I've seen a lot of videos where people do comparisons by doing one product or look on one side and the exact opposite on the other. So I wanted to started a new series that I'm going to do every few weeks where I do a makeup comparison. For the first one, I decided to take similar products from two of my favorite brands and put them to the test against each other. Plus I want to switch up my brow routine every now and then, because as much as I love the Wunderbrow I think variety is generally a good thing. So I picked up NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomande in Expresso and Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse in Rich Brown. Which are very close in color and formula.

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How to Master Pin-Up Makeup with Limited Time and Money

Although the pin-up style is something we associate with the ‘40s and ‘50s of the previous century and the old-era IT girls like Betty Grable, it still hasn’t lost its spark and the power to make a girl look more feminine, sexy, but at the same time, more powerful. Just look at all those modern celebrities rocking the pin-up style, such as Katy Perry, Dita Von Teese and Christina Aguilera. However, you don’t have to have Beyoncé’s budget to be able to pull off a masterful pin-up makeup. Here are some tricks that will help you do it quickly even if you’re on a budget.

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Is Function of Beauty Cruelty Free?

For today's Is (BLANK) Cruelty Free? I'm going to be focusing on the brand Function of Beauty. Who creates customized shampoo and conditioners from both the formula to the color of the product to the fragrance of the product. All of their products are sulfate free, paraben free, and toxin free... but are they cruelty free?

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Moving in Together, 6 Space Efficient Tips

When a couple has decided to move their relationship to the “next level” they often decide to move in together. This allows them time to learn each other’s habits and lifestyles on the most intimate level. Roughly 48% percent of couple practice cohabitation before marriage according to USA Today.

As exciting as this time in your life is, it also promises to be your first challenge. Space is always an issue to some degree. Along with the physical restraints of increasing closet, cabinet, and bathroom space, this is when you discover the habits of your partner.

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5 Simple Ways to Bring Some Style to Your Bedroom

Sydneysiders have an awesome sense of style, especially when it comes to home decoration. You won’t see that many poorly decorated homes around Sydney. For the most part, Sydney homes are modern and expensive looking.

Now, it’s easy to decorate a home when you have a budget for expensive accessories or even for an interior designer. But what can you do when your budget is not that far reaching? Well, one thing is certain, you don’t give up on decorating.

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Cruelty Free Highlighter That I Basically Live In

Regardless if I'm having a full makeup day with foundation or a half-makeup day with concealer and a few other products, if I'm wearing makeup that day I'm wearing a highlighter of some type. As I mentioned in my Fenty Beauty First Impressions, I prefer two different types of highlights depending on their placement. A subtle highlight that gives a glow from within on my forehead, cupid's bow and chin. And a blinding highlight on the top of my cheeks and down the bridge of my nose. Though days where I'm only wearing concealer, I only highlight the tops of my cheeks as otherwise it will generally vanish too quickly as there's nothing underneath to hold it in place. So I have more blinding highlighters in this list then subtle ones.

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Jeffree Star Cosmetics Family Collection Review & Swatches

I love Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks. I reach for this formula almost every single day. With my ColourPop liquid lipsticks mixed in, but for the most part I only wear the Jeffree Star formula as it just works better on my lips. This collection is named after every member in their family and on the inside of the collection packaging is a picture of all of them and their signatures. This collection is cruelty free and vegan like all of Jeffree Star Cosmetics products. I did not get the Skin Frost (highlighter) named Neffree but I do want to get that at some point in the future. Hopefully it will still be available. I just didn't have room in the budget for that as well. You can get each of these shades individually for $18 or all together for $75.

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6 Things to Consider When Finding a New Place

I've been mentioning this for a few weeks now. I'm in a process of finding a new place to live in starting April. Yes it's a few months out but it's never too soon to start debating on what you want to go to next. For me that means moving into an apartment of my own with my dog Pixie. So I thought it would be a good idea to go over all the things you need to considering when finding a new place.

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