Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Currently


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.

Listening:
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

Paris

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

Kusama



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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

Pumpkins




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

From here.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

October!

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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






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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

Glorious

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:

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Today's reminder

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Trying to keep this in mind all the time!

From here.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Lombard Street


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San Francisco.

From here.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Music for your feelings

Here are some love-y songs I've been listening to a lot lately. I put the title, singer, and some of my favorite lines of each one. Don't they make you feel some type of way?

IFHY - Tyler, The Creator

Cause when I hear your name I cannot stop cheesing
I love you so much that my heart stops beating when you're leaving
And I'm grieving and my heart starts bleeding
Life without you has no goddamn meaning


She's Mine Pt. 1 - J. Cole

It would take more than some years to get over all my fears
Preventing me from letting you see all of me perfectly clear


Sober - Childish Gambino

If you just give it a chance, loving you is not my plan
Cause I know one day you'll see
All the things that we can be


Get You - Daniel Caesar

Every time I look into your eyes I see it
You're all I need


Shot Down - Khalid

If we're keeping it a hundred, you're all that I need for me
From the jump until forever from now, I would ride for you


Electric - Alina Baraz

Whisper in my ear, I'm the only one you're loving on
Take advantage of the moment, you're the only one that I want

Monday, August 14, 2017

Roller coaster

Doesn't this picture give you the ultimate comfort? The books, the rain, the lamp, the candles. Ugh, I love it so much.


Lately I've been feeling a lot of things. I should be using my blog more as an outlet, but I've mostly been journaling. Some days are really awesome and others I feel really alone and down. Weird, right? I'm stuck between wanting to stay here with friends that I know and wanting to go back to Boston to start senior year. I'm not really sure how to put it all into words, but I thought I'd write a little something on what I've been feeling for the past few weeks or so.

Hope you're all doing well! I'll write more soon and I promise to put together some better posts. My parents went to the beach for the week, so it's just my dog and I at home, which is awesome but it's also pretty lonely sometimes, so I'm trying to use the alone time to my advantage.

Photo from my Tumblr.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Portland, Oregon


Powell's City of Books

I've been super obsessed with Portland lately. I've even been looking at jobs over there for after graduation. I think it would be the perfect spot because it's in a new location but it's still a reasonable distance, rather than Hawaii or Iceland like I was looking before. Plus it's an awesome city! I think I was meant to be in Portland.

Have you ever been? What's it like?

Thursday, August 03, 2017

August + tattoo prospects

Happy August! Can you believe how fast the year is going? I'm ready to go back to school though. Exactly 1 month! Until my senior year! What?!

Anyway, my next tattoo is going to be a black and grey floral piece on my shoulder and upper arm. I'm thinking a quarter sleeve. Right now I'm just trying to think of the flowers I want incorporated in it. I'm thinking Margherita flowers but I'm not sure what else! I'm hoping to get it before graduation, I just need to find the perfect artist. I have a really specific style that I'm going for and it's actually really hard to find someone I like that's fairly close.





Pretty, right?! I'm so excited. I've wanted this tattoo for a super long time but I've been saving so much for travel that I haven't really put any aside for the ink. But now I finally can!

All the photos are from my Pinterest.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Holga lens

I've had my eye on a Holga camera lens for quite some time now. I just love the look of the pictures and after getting all my disposable camera pictures from my trip, I really wanted something that would give that same look. I finally gave in a few weeks ago and got one from amazon for $20! It's been so fun playing around with it. It's hard to get used to, but it's so cool and the pictures come out so nicely.












Friday, July 28, 2017

Currently


Watching: So lately I've been watching pretty much every stand-up comedy special that Netflix has. I have a secret that's going to sound like a joke, but I'm 100% serious - ever since I was about 14 I wanted to be a comedian. I love making people laugh and I feel like I've just always had the makings to be a comedian. It actually really made me think because I had to do a presentation in Rome for my internship and one of my teachers pulled me aside afterward and told me I should do comedy shows. Another teacher told me she thought I had a theater background because of how fun I was infant of the group of people listening. Isn't that crazy? So these comedy specials are fun for me and really inspire me. Most recently, I watched Joe Mande's special and it was SO good. Recommend.

Reading: Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot. Ok, I know that sounds like a dieting book, but it's actually a murder mystery haha! It's a YA novel, so sometimes things are a little slow but I'm actually really intrigued. My friend raided her little sister's room and gave me about 4 books to read for the Summer and this was one of them. There's also a sequel that I plan on reading!

Listening: Let's see... this one is always super random. I've found a bunch of songs I've been loving this time around:
Jungle by Tash Sultana (the video that I linked is dope, watch it!)

Thinking about: So much. Am I in the right major? Where will I be this time next year since I'll be a college graduate? Should I continue with these friendships even thought it's usually me doing all the work to stay in contact? Should I try other online dating websites and apps? Should I continue going out on the weekends, drinking, and behaving like a fool? Or clean myself up a bit and stay in like I used to? Am I actually happy where I am in life right now or am I faking it most of the time? How am I supposed to handle that this is probably my last year in Boston ever?

Baking: Well I haven't had a lot of time to bake for fun lately, but if I do I'm usually either making this Triple Berry Cobbler Pie or this Strawberry Pretzel Salad. Just thought I'd share!

Loving: The Summer thunderstorms. As I'm typing this I hear thunder outside right now - yay! I love when it rains late at night because I want to listen to it, so rather than watching Netflix or listen to music, I'll usually put it all away and just read and listen to the rain. Love!

Thought I'd try out some new ones this time to switch it up a bit! As usual, I got this post idea from Danielle at Sometimes Sweet and the photo is from my Tumblr.

What are you currently up to?