Friday Favorites: Week 1

Happy Friday lovelies! I hope you all had a wonderful and productive week!

I, personally, got a lot done, and have mapped out my plans for this summer and next semester. I also had three exams, a quiz, and two homework assignments. Ah, the life of a college student. But, I digress.

Some of my favorite things I have stumbled across this week are:

1. The new chevron in the background of the site! I personally think it looks a lot cleaner and easier to look at. I loved the old layout, don’t get me wrong, but the way that it was tiled didn’t match up, and my OCD didn’t like it.

2. The Honey Maid: This is Wholesome Campaign. I know that this is a very touchy subject, so I’ll make it quick.

3.  I watched the movie Syrup last night, and pretty much loved it. I don’t know why, but I’ve always been interested in marketing and advertising, so this movie was pretty entertaining for me. Here’s the trailer for those of you who haven’t seen it. (Please note that the film is rated R).

4. Select Longchamp bags are on sale for 20% off at Nordstrom! (I found out from The College Prepster).

5. Lauren Conrad’s April Fool’s Day Joke.

 

Well, that’s all for today! Have a fantastic weekend! 🙂
Thanks for reading!

XO,

Sarah

 

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Tips and Tricks Tuesday: Week 1

Hello lovelies! Sorry for the late post. I was very busy with homework last night, as I had an exam today, and went to bed early so I didn’t get the chance to schedule this post.

Anyways, the trick I wanted to show you today, most of you already probably know. It’s the art of the inner corner highlight! This really comes in handy on those days where you pulled an all-nighter preparing for midterms, finals, or even just working on a project that you procrastinated on  didn’t have time to do earlier in the week.

My favorite inner corner highlight of the moment is actually the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in (604) Milk. I love this because it’s multi-functional as a base for your other eye colors, and a highlight for your brow bone. The trick to this one, though, is to blend it really well or you risk looking like a clown.

Eye without inner corner highlight     Eye with inner corner highlight

Can you tell which eye has the inner corner highlight and which one doesn’t? Hover your mouse over the picture to see if you’re right!

Hand Swatch     Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

Thanks for reading! Be sure to check in tomorrow for Wear-This Wednesday! (Which will probably just be a very quick OOTD (Outfit of the Day) that I snap before running out the door to class! 🙂

XO,

Sarah

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Happy Friday; Where Have I been?; Questions for you! Maybe a Giveaway?

Hello all! Happy Friday!

I am so sorry that it has been forever since I have last posted. I promise I will work time into my crazy schedule for blog time!

School started! And, as all of you college students and alum know….college is crazy! I digress.

So I was sitting around the other day reading a textbook, and there was a whole article on blogging and the “blogosphere” as it’s called. I got to wondering…”I wonder what I should do next.” I thought it may be nice to do a giveaway when my blog hits 100 subscribers!

But you all have to promise me that you’ll spread the word about my blog so that we can get to 100 soon! 🙂

Also, let me know in the comments what you want to see? I’m thinking about starting a few series just to kick off 2014 and help me get in the blogging zone!

XO,

Sarah

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5 Quotes to Inspire You

Hello loves! I don’t know about you, but I am kind of feeling down today. I go back to college tonight after spending the week with my family, and the weather is gloomy and cold.
There is nothing I like better when I am feeling sad than some inspirational quotes (and some hot chocolate), so I thought I would post some for all of my lovely readers to enjoy!

  1. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky
  2. Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. –Babe Ruth
  3. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain
  4. Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. –Charles Swindoll
  5. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs

I hope everyone has a happy and sunshine-filled week!
Thanks for reading!

XO,
Sarah

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7 Ways to Prevent and Relieve Stress as a College Student

As a college student, I am always on the go. Classes, club meetings, study groups, and spending time with my friends! It’s easy to get overwhelmed with everything going on. It’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms that you’re too stressed out and need to take a breather.  Here are some ways that I personally deal with stress, and ways to prevent it from overwhelming you!

1. Get enough sleep.

This might go without saying, but sleep does wonders on helping your brain function properly, and help you cope with the everyday demands of life. How many of you get cranky when you are sleep deprived? I know I do! Make sure you’re clocking in 7-8 hours of sleep per night! Your body will thank you!

2. Get enough food and water.

Many people I know get so caught up in their work that they forget to eat. Carbohydrates and protein are essential for acquiring enough energy to make it through the day. Brain power comes from healthy foods. It’s also important to stay hydrated while you are studying.  It is essential to flush the toxins out of your body so that you don’t get sick.  See my article about water’s effect on beauty!

3. Go get some exercise.

You are supposed to be getting 60 minutes of exercise every single day! So why not take a study break and get that 60 minutes in. It is bound to wake you up, and you’ll feel 100% better afterwards! Just don’t forget to hydrate!

4. Don’t procrastinate.

I know, I know. I sound like your parents, and every academic adviser on your campus. But bear with me here! How many times have you put off a project until the night before and was scrambling to get it done? I’m sure most of us have. It isn’t a good feeling to have to pull an all-nighter (which breaks rule #1) to ensure a good grade on an exam, or to complete a project that you’ve had 2 weeks to work on! Talk about creating unnecessary anxiety!

5. Listen to music

Personally, one of my favorite ways to relax is to just listen to some music! Put in your headphones, and just close your eyes and take in the music. This, of course only works if you’re listening to something soft and mellow.

6. Organization matters!

There is nothing more stressful than trying to find something in a sea of papers, or worse, forgetting to do something because you haven’t written it down! Taking the time once a week to straighten things out on your desk and in your bag will do wonders for your academic performance. After all, bad grades stress us out, too!

7. Schedule some time in for friends!

Just because you are crazy busy with homework, class, and extra-curriculars doesn’t mean that your friends should constantly take the back burner! They are just as important now as they were before you stepped into this world of crazy! It’s important now more than ever that you foster these friendships! Go on crazy adventures together, take pictures for Instagram and Facebook, have Disney movie marathons. Basically, just remember to spend quality time with your friends! Laughter is the best stress reliever of all, and when you’re with your friends having a good time, laughter is inevitable!

Well, there you have it! My top 7 ways to prevent and relieve stress! How do you relax when things start to get overwhelming! Feel free to leave a comment below!

Thanks for reading!

XO,

Sarah

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