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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Long Time No See

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Heyyy Everyone!!

It's been so long since I last posted on here; 11 months to be exact! :O That's practically an entire year!!
Since then I have started a Youtube Channel, where I've started posting a bit more often.

I have to admit, I originally started blogging because it was close enough to the feeling of me posting youtube videos (which is what I have always wanted to do, but like mostly everyone else on youtube I was too afraid to start.)

However, I did not expect to enjoy blogging as much as I had. At times I really do miss it. I also miss a bit of the community that it came along with. I still nonetheless go around and read the blogs that I love, especially those that I have built friendships with ;) And even if I'm not always commenting on the posts, believe me I'm there ;)

I would love to come back to blogging! I just need to get myself together and find some time to sit down and plan out some cool post ideas and get back into the swing of things :)

But for now! I'm over on Youtube and if you have the time, I would love for you to check out some of my videos <3

This isn't a goodbye, but a see you very soon ;D <3


What is Glossier?!

Friday, August 19, 2016

So what is Glossier? Great question! (Yes, I did just technically ask and answer myself haha). But I promise it's worth reading about! I had never heard of Glossier before until I was contacted by and outreach associate from the company advising me about the brand. So, of course, I had to check it out!

Glossier is a makeup brand that puts your skin first and makeup second. How does that work you may be asking yourself? Well. Glossier aims to provide makeup that enhances your flaws without completely distracting away from your natural beauty. It's makeup that gives you that little extra bit of confidence. (yes I did just come up with that all on my own. I think I should just quit my job and become a slogan writer? :D no? haha okay.)

Little side note: Glossier's products are specifically designed so that you don't even have to buy brushes. They want to make applying makeup simple and easy, that all you really need are your fingers ;)

I went on the website (check it out here) and instantly loved the design of everything! I especially love what they stand for. I personally love to go more natural when it comes to makeup. ESPECIALLY in the summer when makeup doesn't even last on your face. If it's just going to sweat off, then why make the effort to apply it. Just me?

After browsing through the website and coming across so many great products I was able to narrow myself down to two products. Which are the Generation G Matte Lipstick and Stretch Concealer. Both products were priced at $18. Which in my opinion was such a great deal! Being that typically high end concealers start at about $20. The lipstick was a little pricey at $18 but again high end lipsticks start at about $20. Plus, I typically don't think twice when it comes to spending money on lip products. I'm a sucker for anything lips! It's a problem...

Oh! Something I noticed when checking out. They didn't charge me taxes!!! I'm not sure if that was a one time thing or what but I was so excited to see that I paid an exact amount without having to pay extra for taxes. :D I was a happy camper haha.

The Matte Lipstick really caught my attention because it wasn't like any other. It was more of a 'popsicle' lip stain (as the website claims).  Did you ever eat a red popsicle when you were younger and intentionally rubbed the popsicle along your lips for color? Technically, I still do haha and I have no shame! Popsicles always leave such a pretty stain on your lips. So when I saw that I could get that effect without looking like a weirdo and numbing my lips, you can bet I was excited! :D



Shade: Jam


As for the concealer, I've been on the look out for a new concealer to try out because the one that I did have (the CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous concealer) was not my favorite. So I decided to give this one a try. They have a couple of shades (5 to be exact) ranging from Light to Rich. I got the middle color in the shade dark. I have to admit I was a bit nervous that the color wouldn't match, but it was actually a perfect match. When it comes to concealer I like for the concealer to be a good match with a little bit of a lighter tint just so that my eyes look more awake. The first thing I noticed when I tried on the concealer was how good it was at hiding my dark circles! On top of that, it literally didn't feel like I had anything on. The concealer is so light weight, which I love because it won't feel as cakey or thick under my eyes. 



Shade: Dark


I just want to take a minute to appreciate the packaging! I'm a sucker for great packaging, to the point where I may or may not hoard them... 
The first thing I noticed was how much pink there was :D I LOVE pink! #glossierpink
Secondly, I loved the cute little slogan "Skin First. Makeup Second. Smile Always." 
Lastly, stickers!!! :D I immediately added them to the back of my phone and honestly had I just received the stickers I would have been a happy customer haha. 

These stickers are now happily resting on the back of my phone :) 




The products actually came inside of this cute little pink makeup bag, which I was hugely impressed by. Not only did I receive my products nicely packaged, but I received free stickers, a free makeup bag, and a cute poster (which is definitely going on my wall). 



This is my "I'm so pleased by Glossier." and "I'm a little pissed that I've never heard about it before and I am only just know hearing about it" happy face :D haha 



Best of all, the lipstick is literally so small and compact that you don't even have to carry a purse, you can simply just wear it behind your ear and look cool while doing it :D haha



All in all, I really enjoyed the products that I ordered and will definitely be buying more come next paycheck. I'm looking into the Boy Brow brow gel and the Milky Jelly Cleanser! As soon as I heard about this new website I had to share it with you guys! Let me know if you've heard about this brand before or if you're just hearing about it too. What are you currently loving? 


A little Uncertainty never hurt nobody..

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Guilty, I've neglected my blog as some of you may have noticed. I've just barely posted once every month. I guess you can say that I've lost myself in so many thoughts that I lost any sense of direction that I had or so thought I did. I recently, well not so recently, graduated from my community college and am no longer in school. I don't know if it's because I've been in school for literally 15 years of my life that now I don't know what to do.

We're expected to know what we want for ourselves the minute we graduate from high school. But I was never fully sure of what it was that I wanted. And I know I'm not the only one who feels this way. I mean I know what it is that I want to do but the thing is that I don't know how to get myself there. This feeling of uncertainty has lead me to feel unmotivated. I guess you can say that I've been stuck in a rut. A rut so deep, the ladder to climb out of it only reached half way through. So I was left to search for another way out. And I think I've realized what it is that I needed.

I need to not be so hard on myself. I need to not feel like my hobbies are pointless because I don't think they're going to get me anywhere. Blogging and making youtube videos have allowed me to express myself creatively in the past and it isn't any different now. So why push these things aside if they're good for me?

So here's to a new beginning. Because everyday is a new fresh start. I want to start posting again. I won't have a schedule for posting just because I feel like I work best without a schedule, at least to start out. Once I get back into the swing of things I'll try and stick to a schedule :) But as for now, hello!

Crystal ❁

Simple Pleasures

Friday, July 22, 2016

Hello Everyone! :D 

I was tagged a while back by my beautiful friend Marianne from Don'tBurstMyBubble. I know it's been a while since I was tagged but hey its better late then never right ;) At least that's what I like to tell myself haha. 

I want to do this tag because I love the message that it sends. "Simple Pleasures." Sometimes, when life gets hectic and we begin to feel like everything is out to get us, we tend to over look some of the positives in life. Those positives don't have to be huge, noticeable things but rather those little things that make you smile even when times are rough. 

The rules:
  • List the simple things that make you happy
  • Tag others to do the same
My Simple little pleasures
  • Waking up before the alarm goes off (even if it's just by a minute)
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Finding a new song (that I'll have on replay and soon get tired of)
  • A nice cold glass of water
  • Taking A Shower after a long day
  • Taking your shoes off after a long day
  • Taking your bra off after a long day ;)
  • Swimming
  • The fresh smell outside after it rains
  • Finding a random dollar in your pocket
  • When your favorite song comes up first on shuffle play
  • Crunchy Ice 
  • Putting on clothes that are fresh out of the dryer (especially in the winter)
  • When I can make someone smile/laugh
  • Getting in a good workout
  • Finding a really cool journal
  • Finishing a journal (I have never succeeded at this but I'd imagine it would be beautiful :') 
  • When your favorite youtuber uploads a new video
Okay, so those are just some of the ones I could think of off the top of my head. But let me know some of your favorite simple pleasures in the comments :) 

I Tag Kim from (The Thirty Something Life) and Lor from (ACozySpace). You are not obligated to do the tag but I would love to see what some of your simple pleasure are if you would like to do the tag :) 

"Keep Smiling"

Crystal ♥

Also, feel free to check out my new video :)