Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

I'm in PA with family, but I took this picture about a week ago at Faneuil Hall in my lovely city of Boston!

Friday, December 22, 2017


Wow, you guys. I've been through so much with this hair. Basically, I got a balayage style done this Summer, which I loved. It started to grow out a lot though, so I decided to cut it and try doing it myself, but I wanted it all to be blonde rather than just the end.

Long story short, I bleached the whole thing, tried bleaching it again because I didn't like it, didn't like that so I dyed the roots red so they wouldn't turn green, went over the red with brown hair dye, and then toned the end. A few weeks later I toned the whole thing again to make it blend a little better. It basically looks exactly like what I already had, but more blonde. I love it now, but holy cow. It was such a process! Even though it was stressful and bad for my hair, I definitely want to keep doing it myself.

The picture above is my hair currently and the pictures above that are the process and colors I went through. Right now my hair is a little more blonde and less grey than it looks there. I think it's so fun, though. Don't worry - I'm deep conditioning as much as I can! And if you have any questions about box coloring, I feel confident that I can answer them.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Photo room tour

I finally got around to taking some photos of my room! I always like taking pictures of simple things like this - I always recommend people to take pictures of things around them. Later when we're older, we're going to wonder what our senior year closet looked like, not other things. You know? Sorry it's so messy - I'm currently watching Elf and packing for my flight tomorrow morning.

I broke out my freshman year comforter and I think it looks so cute! I usually like to stay with a grey comforter, but I switched it up this year.

This is the cleanest my desk has looked in about 3 months... whoops.

Some photos of Roma, a cool skull I got at Michaels around Halloween, vodka and Red Bull. Also apple cider vinegar that I need to throw out because that stuff is n-a-s-t-y!

Some books for both learning and leisure. Amy Schumer's book was so good in my opinion... then again reading about comedians is pretty much my favorite thing. Also, how cute is that little cat hanging off the pot! I had to throw out the plant because it was super dead, I'm excited to get another though.

Photos of Europe hanging in the back, maps of Italy and the world, and some pretty lights and other simplistic wall hangings.

I love my Roma scarf - it looks perfect right there and, while I do have photos of Italy everywhere, it's a piece of the country in my room. Also, that side table is from Amazon and is probably the best $10 I've ever spent. So simple and so helpful! Along with those curtains. I think I got those at Ikea for $5? They really make the room.

Probably my favorite corner. I stacked some boxes and painted them black to make the mirror taller, but they also came in handy as a little table for my make up. It's a perfect little space. I'll be so sad to take down my tiny tree!

This room is definitely the coziest I've had so far. I think through research, I've discovered that curtains, rugs, and lamps make the room cozy. I've done all 3 of those this year and I can confirm it works! I get so sad when I have to leave this room. I think it's so 'me.'

Happy holidays! Hope you're enjoying this great time of year!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


I found this photo on Julie & Kathryn's Flickr... throwback, huh?

What have you all been up to?
Happy Tuesday! I'm soooo sleepy today.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Macy's Parade

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! This year's Thanksgiving was probably my favorite so far. Also, how cool is this picture? I'm not sure of the original source, but I found it on Little Shopper Girl's Tumblr. If you know, please share!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Loving: Baths. This isn't really new, I just really love running a bath, using my Lush supplies, putting on a face mask, and catching up on shows. That's what's been keeping me happy lately.

Watching: I'm not really watching anything new, but mostly catching up on all the shows on right now. I don't have time to watch shows when they come on TV, so I usually set aside time on the weekend get watch them. Right now I'm loving I Love you, America with Sarah Silverman, which is actually on Hulu, Modern Family, Survivor, and This is Us (OMG who else watches? Each episode makes me both laugh and cry so hard.) I've also been watching a lot of comedy specials - those are my favorite.

Reading: The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer. I love her! Earlier this year I read Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari and I loved that too. Books by comedians are my forte.

Coffee & Cigarettes by Vic Mensa
Die Trying by Michl
We Do Not Belong by Psychic Friend
Empty by Kevin Abstract
See You Again by Tyler, The Creator
Still Beating by Mac Demarco

Thinking about: A lot... I have days where I'm super happy and excited, and others where I get really down. I'm trying to think about my future and what my goals are rather than thinking about all that's happening right now in my life.

Looking forward to: Going back to school probably. After Thanksgiving I go back to Boston for about 4 weeks before coming back to PA. I really like my room and life at school and get kinda bummed when I'm home. I'm excited to get back there.

What are you currently up to?
I got this post idea from Dani over at Sometimes Sweet and the picture is from my Tumblr.

Happy Thanksgiving Eve :)

Sunday, November 05, 2017


I've been feeling so nostalgic towards Paris lately. I've been scrolling through all my photos and watching shows that have episodes in the beautiful city. Paris has always been the #1 place on my bucket list, so to think I got to go there still blows my mind. It feels like I dreamt it.
I thought I'd write out some quotes, not necessarily about Paris, but I like the quotes and the pictures are pretty... so might as well throw them together in this post, right?

"Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they're big, flashing signs that something needs to change."
-Gretchen Rubin

"Being alone and actually sitting with our own thoughts can lead to such growth and realizations that are rare in our everyday busy lives."
-Kourtney Kardashian

"Is being single hard? It depends where your mind is. If you are focused, being single is an enjoyable experience, but if you hate being alone, you'll hate being single. I think it depends on the individual are where they are in life."
-Lauren London

Hope you're all doing well! I'm trying to get through these next few busy, stressful weeks before Thanksgiving and Winter break...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Sorry for the hiatus! I'm so busy these days and it just seems like it's going to get more hectic as time goes on.

Are any of you familiar with Yayoi Kusama? I love her. She's such a great artist with a really interesting background. In November there's a cool exhibit called "Infinity Mirrors" showing at David Zwirner's galleries in NYC and I want to check it out so badly. We'll see!

Photos from here.

P.S. Happy Halloween! It's my favorite holiday, in case you couldn't remember ;)

Monday, October 09, 2017


Found these cute photos while scrolling through Tumblr. Love this time of year!

From here.

Sunday, October 01, 2017


It's my favorite month! I love October so much. I can't imagine living somewhere that doesn't have Fall.

Here's to a great season!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Current favorite beauty products

So I've been running more lately. I got an arm band that hold my phone and money while I run, so it encourages me to run outside more, which I used to hate. I just lover running along the Charles River and seeing Boston on the other side. Where was I going with that..? Oh yeah! I haven't been wearing makeup in the mornings just because I get up, run, get food, and then I finally shower and begin my day. I really don't enjoy going without make up - I don't like how I feel or look without it. Sometimes I do, but typically I prefer to do everything except sleep, with makeup on.

This came to my mind because I just showered and got to put my makeup on for the day and I feel so great! I wanted to show you some of my go to beauty products lately. I highly recommend all of them!

Yes, it's pricey. But it lasts forever and it's so worth it!

I really want to try everything that this brand has! They're having a sale right now and as I was finding the links for these it became dangerous because I found myself adding one too many things to my cart.

Ahh, I got this while in Rome. Kiko Milano was my friends and my favorite spot for makeup. They have the best eyeshadows as well! I miss it so much.

Another product in this brand. This is probably the #1 thing on this list that I recommend. I have yet to find a better brow pencil. I love this! I would rather not spend $12 on something that only lasts a few weeks, but honestly I would pay anything for this product.

This one isn't really a beauty product, I guess. I colored my hair blonde about a month or so ago and I've been really loving it! I think it might be my color. I hate when it gets bronze-y though. One day at work I complemented a girl's hair and she told me about the purple shampoo she uses, so right when I got off I sped to Ulta to get it. I've been loving it and I try to use it about once a week!

What have you been loving lately? Do you have any eyebrow pencil recommendations that I might find useful?

**Sorry for the awful picture quality! I'll just take the pictures myself next time.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Future family

I mean... can we just... how cute are these photos?! For some reason my future family has been on my mind a lot lately. I guess because I've been kind of boy crazy lately. You have no idea the amount of boy drama I've endured recently. Obviously I'm excited for this part of my life, but I also have so much more to look forward to. I just found these pictures so so precious.

All found on Pinterest.

Thursday, September 14, 2017


I've been so obsessed with this song lately. I think it puts me in the best mood and lifts me up after a tough day. I love listening to it on my walks back from class or on the subway. Also! The video is SO cute! Give it a watch - I promise it'll put a smile on your face.

I hope you're all doing well! Sorry I haven't been blogging. I'm back in Boston all moved in and trying to get a good start on senior year! So far so good, but I have so much on my mind. I wish I could share every bit of it with you, but I know it would bore you and at this point there's so much to say I think it would take forever!

Monday, September 04, 2017

To The Bone

Have you watched Netflix's To The Bone?  I watched it for the first time a few weeks ago and again last night. I think they do a wonderful job portraying eating disorders and the difficulties surrounding them. I definitely recommend this movie!

This is one of my favorite scenes. I screenshot them last night while I was watching it. I just think it's done so well and is so beautiful.

"Why are we here?"
"Because we're alive."




This is the song played in the background, and I've been loving it ever since: