LIFE HAPPENS #79

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It's another week of going off my editorial calendar. It's slightly annoying, but I'm still adjusting to the new school semester. I have a tendency to work all at once which a bad habit that I'm trying to break. While typing this post, I actually have several assignments due tomorrow. What a procrastinator, right?



Besides agonizing over my productivity skills, I've listening to more TED Talks and podcasts. I enjoy learning new concepts, but some TED Talks are contradictory or have no clear point. I listen to them while doing something productive as a way to make sure I'm using my time wisely. Or as wisely as a procrastinator can.

Once this week's homework is over, I vowed that I'd start next week's homework immediately. Let's see if I can keep that promise.

What have you been up to this week? 

AUGUST FAVORITES OF 2017

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August is over, but I'm still excited to share my favorites of that month.

MOVIES

things to scream at the sun // I enjoyed the retro vibes in this short film. One of my favorite YouTubers Mei Yan (princessmei on youtube) is one of the main roles. It's a very interesting movie.

MUSIC

congratulations - hamilton // I know I mentioned Hamilton in my JULY FAVORITES post, but this song really spoke to me. Although Angelica is definitely not an angel like many people think she is (she had feelings for both Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson while she was married), I definitely understand her protectiveness over Eliza.

woman - kesha // Kesha coming back from being hurt and being better than ever will never stop being amazing. I definitely support her on her journey.

look what you made me do - taylor swift // I know, this song is definitely different from her other music and might not be the best off her new album, but it gives retro emo vibes. I know. I don't know what comes out of my mouth sometimes.

savage - lights // lights was one of my favorite bands growing up. I didn't think she was making music again after she became pregnant, but I'm glad she is.


YOUTUBE CHANNELS/VIDEOS

peter monn // He's technically a drama channel, but the type to have constructive criticism instead of just bashing someone. It's ironic that I have a YouTube channel on my favorites post when I talked about unsubscribing to people in an earlier post, but I love Peter's personality and honesty.

basic hair care video // I'm trying to take better care of my hair. It's been dyed a few times which has definitely changed a lot of the texture. This is a very informative video about the science behind hair care with added citations.

STATIONERY

post it notes // I had forgotten how useful these were until I had to take notes again at the end of August for both my bullet journal and my school notes.

EVENTS

solar eclipse // I mentioned seeing the solar eclipse on one of my LIFE HAPPENS posts. I took a few photos with my phone and camera, but I definitely just tried to soak in the atmosphere.

What were your favorites in August?


LIFE HAPPENS #78

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This week was a lot better than last week in terms of productivity. I was able to finish most of my work by the end of yesterday. I still have a few more items to finish, but I'm not too worried about them.

However, I seem to be a bit behind on my blog posts, but that's what editorial calendars are for. I know how important they are to magazines, blogs, and other media that runs on a schedule, but I always resisted the urge to make one. Now I regret never implementing them in the first place despite the fact that I made this blog for fun. An editorial calendar is definitely a blogging staple I can get behind.


In other news, my photography skills are slowly developing. I took a few photos yesterday in preparation for an upcoming blog post, and they are looking a lot better than what I took a few years ago. I might start using my blog Instagram account again with how much I want to show off how my skills are doing. If you haven't followed me yet, I'm @laceituplove and @laceituploveblog on Instagram! I have a tendency to lurk instead of post, but I'm thinking of creating an editorial calendar for both of my Instagrams to see if that'll help me post more consistently.

What have you been up to this week?

UNSUBSCRIBED - CHANNELS THAT I'VE STOPPED WATCHING

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YouTube has always been one of my favorite social media platforms. However, it's become overly saturated with similar channels. There's only so much that I can take. Not only that, I've outgrown some channels that I was interested in months ago. So it's time for a YouTube cleanse. Here's a list of people I'm unsubscribing from YouTube and why I'm not interested in them anymore.

Good Mythical Morning // The channel is amazing, don't get me wrong. I'm just not watching their videos. If I want to, a quick search will get me to watch at least one video before going to a different channel.

IISuperwomanII // I love Lily, but I'm just not clicking on her videos anymore. I'm more into her vlogs, despite the fact that I'm so behind. As in, I'm only on vlog number ten. Yeah.

Alexa Ilacad // She's a Filipina actress who makes YouTube videos on her spare time. Although I like her, I'm not that interested in her.

ardenBcho // I subscribed to her because of RyanHiga. My crush I've had on him since 2009 has been crushed by their confirmed relationship. Although her singing voice is amazing, I'm not a fan or interested in knowing more about her.


RRcherrypie // I loved watching this channel open collectibles and other boxes, but I don't really watch it anymore. I do hate that their videos are being reuploaded by other channels and YouTube lets anyone put in a counter-claim so that their claims to copyright are being questioned. Just another reason to start looking for another video uploading site.

Alexa Poletti // I used to love her bright and cute videos where she showcased a lot of her fandom items and her how to take care of wigs series. However, I'm (currently) not interested in wearing wigs and her adventure into the NYX Face Awards.

AndyBlackVEVO // I love Andy and Black Veil Brides, but his Vevo channel only uploads his music videos, and I can search them up at a later date. There's no reason to have it in my subscription box when he's not coming out with a new album anytime soon.

Anne Curtis // She's a well known Filipino actress who doesn't really make videos. They're more like added TV segments, but either way, I'm not that into her.

I know that I'm going to get a lot of flack for some of these. I can already hear my cousin's voice in my head: You unsubscribed to Lily?! Yes, yes I did. I have over 500 subscriptions, and my feed is too overloaded with the same content. I'll be going through my subscriptions in the upcoming weeks to get it down to who I watch the most. It's only natural for interests to change.


Who have you unsubscribed to lately?

LIFE HAPPENS #77

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This week I started my third year of college. It was exhausting. My legs are still sore from my athletic classes. I didn't expect to start off fast in my kickboxing class, but here I am with jelly legs after two days of rest. My form was not very good, so I asked one of my friends who knows karate to help me out. She's almost done with her first term of classes which I didn't expect at all. I feel slightly behind, but I have to remind myself to go my own pace so I don't burn out.


If you live in California, then you've been hit with the heatwave that has me scrambling to do anything. Whenever it gets too hot, I become more lethargic. It's only the first week of classes, and I'm slightly behind on one of my classes. There is just so much work to do for this one specific class that I'm not surprised that people were already dropping in the first day. And speaking of work, I think that's my cue to go finish it up.

What have you been up to this week?

LIFE HAPPENS #76

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It's a late night LIFE HAPPENS post because I am a mess. No, literally. I've been getting ready for my third year of college this past week by trying to sleep early. It's not really working out well. It's a good thing that my only class on Monday starts in the afternoon.


I saw the solar eclipse on Monday at one of my local parks. I'm currently editing my vlog to upload on Monday or Friday. I'm thinking of trying to be a week or two ahead with recording videos, but creating ideas that haven't already been done yet is difficult. A lot of what I want to record involves a lot of researching so long term projects will be mentioned on the blog before they get to see the light of day.

What have you been up to this week?

STYLE IT // BACK TO SCHOOL FASHION

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I made another STYLE IT back to school fashion post last year. Click here to read it. Since most college students aren't focused on their fashion choices (except if they go to a fashion school of course!), it's always fascinating to see what people wear at different schools. My community college's fashion scene is a mix of laid back sweats and trendy clothing. In contrast, my style is all over the place. School starts on Monday for me, so here's what my outfit might look like on Monday!

STYLE IT // BACK TO SCHOOL (1)


STYLE IT // BACK TO SCHOOL (2)


STYLE IT // BACK TO SCHOOL (30




What's your school style?

MY MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE

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My morning skincare routine has changed throughout the years. It's even changed extensively by the time I've written this post and made the graphic for it! However, I thought it would be a good idea to still talk about products that work well for me since I'm still testing out my new skincare routine.

I used to use Acne Free which can be found in WalMart. It worked for a few months, but I noticed that my skin became dependent on the products. When I forget to go through my skincare routine, my acne would come back with a vengeance. I switched to the St. Ives Apricot Scrub after a year or two of using Acne Free. However, my skin got dependent on it too so I started experiment with different brands and products to find the right mix for me.

The most important lesson I learned while trying out new skincare products was to understand what caused my acne and to act accordingly. My acne is passed the preteen and teenager phase where they pop up because of practically anything I do. Now larger pimples only come when I'm about to have my periods and when I'm stressed. My skin is noticeably clearer than my younger years, but since my parents have skin problems, my acne isn't totally going to go away. I've learned to embrace my acne to a point where it doesn't bother unless I'm breaking out badly for no reason or when I know my period is coming.


From oily to combination and dry skin, my skincare routine reflects the needs of my skin. I found that The Body Shop's Vitamin E line works wonders in helping balance out my skin. My skin doesn't break out if I stop using the products for a few days which is amazing. Besides using the Vitamin E cream cleanser, I wash my face with a Black Bar Soap from Shea Moisture or another brand with similar ingredients. Sometimes I quickly use the Gairner Miceller water, but since I usually use that for taking off my makeup, I didn't include it into my morning skincare routine.

Next I use The Body Shop Vitamin E Toner then the Drops of Youth Concentrate serum. The toner helps add hydration and cleans up any makeup residue left over from cleansing. The serum is new to my routine as I used up most of my Valentia Hydrating Rose serum a while ago. There isn't a notable difference in my skin, so I'll update you guys about how it works for me.

The Etude House Dust Cut Finish Cream is a primer that I use before I moisturize. It supposedly protects your face from dirt and grime, but I use it to make it easier to take off my makeup. For my daily moisturizer, I use the Vitamin E Moisture Lotion in SPF 15.


 Do you have a morning skincare routine?

LIFE HAPPENS #75

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Yesterday I posted a reaction video on my YouTube channel. Watch it here. I created a vague schedule for my YouTube channel, and I am excited to see where this new project goes. Although I'm going to be making a mix of content, I will still be posting on my blog. I feel like this will really help me with staying on task and writing blog posts in advance.

I'm currently not entirely on schedule with my blog posts, however I made my blogging schedule flexible enough for me to switch posts around. I feel a lot more at peace with creating content lately. I'll be trying to keep up with this streak of creativity as much as I can to create healthier habits.


I also found out this week that one of my favorite shows is currently out in comic book format. I can't wait until I can buy it as I'm behind on a lot of the comics I follow. Web comics seem to have taken my attention as it's easier to find comics online than going to a store. I love my local comic book store, but I find that I gain a lot of attention while I'm there. Whether it's because I'm a woman in a comic book store or because my bag makes a lot of noise, going to a physical store for comics books have taken a back seat for me.

There's only two weeks until I head back to school. I can't wait until I'm back into a routine since this summer has been particularly hard for me. I'm not sure why. Once school starts, the blog posts and YouTube videos might come out slower, but I'll always be haunting my social media.

What have you been up to?

WHAT'S IN MY BAG FOR 2017

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I know I recently wrote a post about what you should have in your school bag (read it here!), and what I have in my bag is not too far off the mark in that post. However, I thought it would still be fun to take a peak at what's in my bag because I like to be look inside other people's what's in my bag posts and videos.



folders // I usually keep one for each class or a general folder if my classes don't have a lot of notes.

clipboard // For when I can't find an open table, I find a planter and lounge around the flowers.

bullet journal // I keep most of my life in this notebook. I find that it's a great way for me to be organized and artsy.

pencil pouch // Not all of my stationary materials are in here because I like to have a lot of pens. I keep the ones I use most in the pencil pouch for my backpack and the rest in a separate pencil case at my desk.

laptop // I bring my laptop with me almost everywhere. I usually work on personal projects or try to get ahead of my schoolwork.

usb mouse // Having one of these is so much easier with my smaller laptop.

emergency bag // It's filled with band aids, pads, and other bits in case of an emergency.

reusable water bottle // I need to stay hydrated especially when I'm out for a long time.



socks // In case I need to change shoes and forget socks.

altoids tin filled with crystals // A small protection and grounding spell.

poncho // When I forget to bring an umbrella or it rains unexpectedly.

disposable plastic bag // Just in case things get messy.

a set of juggling balls // I practice my juggling whenever I have the time.

tissues // I go through an alarming amount of tissues when I'm sick so having a small pack is good for on the go.

light with rape whistle // I've been followed by strange men before when I was alone, so this is a must have.

What's in your bag?

LIFE HAPPENS #74

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It's a late night LIFE HAPPENS post because this week was actually busy. My brothers helped put together my new desk for my room. Then we had to rearrange furniture so it had space to actually be in my room. I'm one step closer to being ready for school. Now I need to remember what classes I'm suppose to be in because my memory is not good.

In other news, I'm thinking of restarting my YouTube channel. Not only would it have beauty and fashion videos, but I want to talk about my geeky interests in a format that would be easily digestible. I'm recording a few ideas tomorrow or Monday to see how well the topics are presented through video.


I haven't seen any of the previews for SyFy's Channel Zero which means a reaction video is coming up soon for that. This season they're doing NoEnd House which is a creepypasta that I haven't read yet. I'm excited to see the previews since I haven't watched regular television in a while. Speaking of television shows, I haven't seen any previews for ZNation either. The new season is coming up soon so I'll be back to tweeting regularly on Fridays. I hope to see you guys there.

What have you been up to this week?

WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE IN YOUR SCHOOL BAG

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If you've been a long time reader (or have read my Instagram bio!), I'm currently in school. It's my third year of college, but I'm nowhere near graduating yet. I think it's important for me to take my time since I know that if I try to speed up my schooling, I'll end up crashing from fatigue and stress. That's one reason why I organize my backpack in a way that I have everything I need while still having my bag feel light enough to carry.

pencil pouch // Unlike my youngest brother who tends to keep his writing utensils in his pockets, I like to have all my pencils in a place where I won't get poked. I recommend pens for college students since it's easier to cross things out than eraser them during a lecture.

laptop & charger // If you spend a large amount of time at your school campus, you're going to end a laptop and it's charger. You can get ahead and research topics during your free time while you're out so you can lessen the workload at home.

usb mouse & batteries // I don't like using the mouse pad sometimes, so I always keep my usb mouse hooked up with my laptop. I keep some batteries in my room and in my bag for my mouse.

loose leaf & graphing paper // Depending on your classes, either regular college ruled or graphing paper is the best for taking notes. For math classes, I tend to use graphing paper since it makes it easier to make graphs and pictures. Other classes I use college ruled paper that I can organize and either retype onto my laptop or into a notebook.



calculator // The type of calculator you might need for college depends on the classes you need to take for your major. I use a regular calculator instead of a graphing calculator since I don't need to take higher math classes.

emergency bag // I keep a small bag filled with band aids and other first aid supplies for those times I trip on the side walks. Having a bag for emergencies is always a good idea.

reusable water bottle // I have a bad habit of not drinking enough water. It's important to make sure you're hydrated especially if you're out for a long time. It'll also save you from having to buy water from the cafeteria.

snacks // I opt for fruits or nuts like bananas or walnuts, but snacks are especially important if you skip breakfast or don't have a lot of time to eat between classes.

extension cord // My school campus only has a few outlets and the best ones are almost always taken. Having an extension cord to have more outlets is important for charging your laptop and phone.

If you go to school, what do you keep in your school bag? If you don't go to school, what would you recommend people carrying?

LIFE HAPPENS #73

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We're now a week into August. I can already feel school looming over me. I don't even remember what classes I'm taking or when they are, so I should really get on that. This week was not very productive (as always).

I watched all seven seasons of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy in the span of a week. If I had the energy I would've been finished within two or three days, but I didn't want to rush through the series. Re-watching the series has really opened my eyes to the different references and jokes that flew over my head when I was younger. Now I'm looking to binge watch Courage the Cowardly Dog. It was my favorite cartoon growing up, and I still remember the fear whenever I see one of the monsters on screen.



Besides letting my life fall into the vortex of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, my dad and brothers spent a day putting together my new cabinet for my room. It's a small cabinet with four small shelves. I thought most of my clothes would fit in it, and I was mostly right. The thicker sweaters refused to stay in a small space. My intimates need a little bit more space. I'm happy with my progress in cleaning up my room.

However, I find that I need to get rid of a few more items in my room. I wrote about how "the life-changing magic of tidying up" by Marie Kondo opened my eyes to getting rid of what doesn't make me happy. (You can read it here.) I'm happy with what I currently have, but I do feel like I can still let go of a few more items in my life. Hopefully next week will be more productive for me.

What have you been up to this week?

JULY FAVORITES OF 2017

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July was a slow month. As you guys may know from my latest LIFE HAPPENS post, I do not have the best time management skills in the summer. But I do like to note down practically everything I love in one of my apps.

BOOKS/MANGA/COMICS


bastard - webtoon // A psychological drama with the smallest dash of romance thrown in. I was not expecting any of the events in this comic. I'm still around episode 30 because I got so surprised at a plot twist. It's a completed comic at 94 episodes.

saphie the one eyed cat - webtoon // It's just like the title says: a comic about a one eyed cat (and her siblings). It's a cute and comedic take on what the artist's cats do. There's the occasional "What if the cats turned into humans?" alternate universe (aka AU) episodes that will hopefully cause a spin-off series. It's currently ongoing.

hooky - webtoon // A comic about fraternal twin witches who miss the bus to wizard school. The story lines has twists and turns with romance sprinkled in. The interaction between the different characters feels realistic, and I totally understand where Dani (one of the witch twins)  is coming from when certain events happen. She's twelve years old and going through a difficult time. She has to work with what she has and believes in. But I definitely didn't see episode 112 coming. Now, that was a surprise.  It's currently ongoing.

witch hunt - webtoon // Another comic about witches that may seem slightly confusing. I recommend reading it in one setting since it's completed at 88 chapters. There's a lot of different characters that are introduced and each have multiple names which does cause a lot of confusion. Although it's definitely worth the struggle to understand once everything comes full circle at the end.

a budgie's life - webtoon // A comic about birds - specifically budgies. It's very cute, and I love the different personalities of each bird. I learned a lot about budgies and their characteristics, but of course it's not a "How-To" type of comic. It's currently ongoing.

the tarot cafe - manga // I saw this manhwa (Korean for comics) series on sale at my local Half Priced Books. I currently have the first four volumes. It's about a tarot cafe where the tarot reader, Pamela, does card readings for supernatural beings (or people who need help with supernatural beings) in exchange for a piece of a jewel. I enjoy the style of drawing in this comic and how there's different types of stories in each volume. Each story doesn't have a happy ending which makes it a tad more realistic.


MUSIC


hamilton soundtrack // I blame my friend Adri for getting me hooked on Hamilton. I told myself that I wouldn't check out the play or the soundtrack no matter what happens when the play first came out. Now my favorites are The Schuyler SistersBurn, and Satisfied.

dreamcatcher // I love this K-Pop group. They just debuted around January after adding new members and a name change. Their style is vastly different from other K-Pop groups which is why they're on my radar. They're going for a more rock approach with a dark story line. I'm definitely going back to my stanning days for them. I recommend going in order to fully see their concept: Fly High, Chase Me, and Good Night.


What have you been loving in July? 


TO BLOG OR NOT TO BLOG

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It's no secret that the blogging community is now over saturated. In recent years, many other bloggers have written about how the community has grown and the hardships of trying to get noticed. You can scour the Internet that's filled with articles like "How to Grow Your Blog," "What You Should Know Before You Start Blogging," and "There Are Too Many Blogs That Talk About The Same Shit." When I started blogging in high school, I had no illusions that I would end up as an "influencer." If you don't know what that means, then I'm not sure where you've been the last few years. It's exactly what the word implies: people influencing others (whether it's in a good way or not, remains to be seen).

YouTube is the place to know understand how influencers affect people. The beauty community on the Internet is where people can easily see the affect it has on others. Most beauty gurus have codes in their descriptions or videos that rave about one product or another. Of course, it's up to the viewer to decide what is genuine or not, but when almost everyone is pushing the same product or brand, it can get tiring to see who is real and who is not.

But I'm not going to be writing about my thoughts on the ever growing beauty community in terms of different niches and how it affects people today. Today I want to address the pressure of creating great content and whether or not blogging is worth it anymore.



It's rough. 


I'm not going to deny that sometimes I take an event that happens in my life and try to figure out if I can spin it into some grand adventure. You read or watch bloggers going on amazing adventures for free almost all the time. They get free PR packages and are cherry picked for events. It can be maddening to see especially if you're new to the blogging world.

There are days where I ask myself: Do I even want to have a blog anymore? 


The answer to that is yes. But it doesn't come easy. I created this blog as a hobby. I didn't expect to become an "influencer" overnight or even in five years. When I started this blog, there was a lot of people making blogs and trying to be the next Bethany Mota, Meredith Foster, or Michelle Phan. Most of them give up in a few months because they can't handle the work. Some find genuine love for blogging. 

Blogging is definitely worth it.


However, I'm not going to sugarcoat everything I write anymore. It's taken me years to get to this point. I'm finally starting to become comfortable with exposing myself more on my blog. I have created a persona over the years of being slightly cold and cynical when writing blog posts. I want to be more open with who I am and what I like. Sure, I may lose a few readers once I start writing more geeky posts. I may even have no readers by the end of it. 

It's okay. As long as I'm staying true to what I write, I'll always be happy with what I post. My interests will change as I grow older and learn more about the world. Some categories will leave and more will be added. I'm excited to see myself grow in my blog posts.


What do you think about blogging? 

LIFE HAPPENS #72

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My time management skills have definitely take a hit whenever I'm out of school. On Tuesday, I thought it was Monday. At least that's not too bad right? A part of me wants to blame my lack of knowing what day it is on my inability to check the date consistently, but it might be because of my lack of interest.

I think I mentioned in a post a long time ago (and I'm talking, a year ago or so) that I have a mental illness. Or maybe I haven't mentioned that on my blog at all, and I was just thinking it instead of writing it. But the cat's out of the bag now. It's been about ten or so years since I've been diagnosed with depression. I might go into more detail about the hows and the whys once I can get around to figuring out how to explain it in simple terms. It's a work in progress.


It's one reason why this blog is falling on the way side lately. Summer makes everything worse as I don't have a strict schedule to adhere to. I end up falling into an unhealthy cycle that I've tried to break. It's not going too well. If I can somehow find the right schedule for me, maybe I can be more productive. It's an "if" though. I have tried numerous apps, but not a single one has helped me.

I have started to make an editorial calendar for the next two months. Here's hoping that it will help me in my endeavor to become a better blogger. There's no such thing as learning too much. Unless it comes to weird topics. And believe me, I have heard some weird things coming out from my teenage brothers' mouths.

What have you been up to this week? Have any tips for time management?

LIFE HAPPENS #71

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Yet again, it has been another slow week. One of the only exciting events that has happened to me was that I took a walk around one of my local lakes. I took my camera with me to practice my photography. It felt a little awkward to be walking around with it. The camera also felt like it was getting heavier every step I took which is definitely a sign that I need to gain a little more strength.

While taking the walk, I tried to center myself and sort through my feelings. Since I've been feeling hopeless lately, I knew that I had to reevaluate myself and my goals. Of course, I want to accomplish my summer goals, but I don't want to finish them and mess up my mental health. For now, I'm not dropping any of my goals. I'll most likely be adjusting them so I don't burn out.


Since I didn't do much this week, I'll leave you with a new song that I've been listening to lately. It's definitely going onto my July favorites post next month.


Thanks for reading! What have you been up to this week? Leave a comment down below!

JUNE FAVORITES OF 2017

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June was a slow, long month. I ended up reading a lot of comics and listening to new music.

SKINCARE

acne fighting face wash in spearmint, orange and green tea from tara lee naturals // I wanted to find a more affordable face wash than the


BOOKS/COMICS/MANGA

webtoon // The site in general has a lot of comics and makes it easier for creators to get paid. The Webtoon app easier to navigate than the Tapastic app also. 

siren's lament - webtoon // I love the art and the storyline. The concept of the sirens in this comic is interesting and there's a lot of twists and turns. I'm not sure who to root for in this one.

lumine - webtoon // This comic is only in the early stages of setting up the plot, but I already love Lumine and Kory. I'm excited to see where this comic goes.

trump - webtoon // Contrary to the name, it is not about political policies or the like. There is a bit of politics, but it's mostly about keeping a certain group of people alive and the politics of school. I've finished season one, but I haven't gotten around to catching up with season two and three.


MUSIC

don't mess with me by temposhark // I was scrolling through the Reverse!Pines tag on Tumblr and saw a few lyrics from this song. It's amazing.

hopeless fountain kingdom by halsey // I love practically every song off this album. Each song is different, but together they create a story. My favorites are Lies ft Quavo and Bad At Love.

biggie smalls - cupcakke // I've seen a few posts about cupcakke, but I hadn't listened to any of her songs since I'm not into rap. However, I fell in love with this song for its beautiful message. It doesn't fat shame or skinny shame women, and it actually takes about loving one's self without bringing others down. I definitely recommend it.

That's it for what I've been in love with in June! Thanks for reading. What did you love in June? leave a comment down below!

LIFE HAPPENS #70

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It was another slow week for me. I have been working on my resume, but I keep delaying on sending it out and finding a job. I'm sure there's a psychological reason for it, however I'm more concerned about my mental health than getting a job. For the past week or so, I've been using an app called Pacifica to track my daily moods. Practically every input is an "Okay." The only day where it was "Good" or "Great" was when I met up with some friends on Thursday. Spending so much energy with them has made me tired to socialize for the next few days. I honestly don't remember the last time I spent time with other people besides my family or left my room for so long. It's getting to the point where I know it will start hurting me mentally and physically.


I can't let it get to that point. So I have decided to be more proactive in getting treatment. Although I hate going to a therapist/psychologist/whatever, it's something that I have to take into consideration. I am due for a check up anyway. You would not believe how long it's been since I've seen a doctor.

In other news, I've started to learn Greek in addition to Irish and Spanish. It's a hard language to write as I'm not used to letters. I might learn how to write circular gallifray for writing secret messages and other fun stuff. It looks complicated, but there are a lot of different ways to write and read the language since it didn't have an "official" codex in Doctor Who.

Thanks for reading! What have you been up to this week? Leave a comment down below!

LIFE HAPPENS #69

Hey everyone!

I didn't do much this week. I went thrifting for some new teacups for divining, but I ended up getting a large cup and saucer combination for making sweets and tea. There were a few teacups that I was eyeing, however I wasn't sure if I had space for them. I might go back for them if I can't find any teacups anywhere else.


I've been looking for shirts to turn into crop tops whenever I go out. Buying crop tops are usually a hassle especially since I tend to want a certain material or image, but can't seem to find them. The best crop tops are the thicker material shirts like cotton and such. Guy's clothing seems the best way to make a crop top that's not too thin and see through. Maybe I'll go to Target to find shirts on sale to make crop tops in the next few weeks.

That's it for this week. Pretty boring right? I'm trying to get my summer goals done, but I holding myself back. I'm planning to just start something tomorrow so I can get some of them done by late August or early September.

Thanks for reading! How has your week been? Anything exciting happen to you? Leave a comment down below!

APRIL AND MAY FAVORITES OF 2017

Hey everyone!

This post is late, but better late than never right? April and May went by fast. I didn't really have a lot of favorites for April which is why I put my April and May favorites together this month.


APRIL


WITCHCRAFT

manga tarot // I've had this tarot deck for years, and I've finally gotten the nerve to learn how to read them. I always thought learning how to read tarot cards would be a huge production, but it's pretty easy once you get the hang of it.


BOOKS/MANGA/COMICS

super secret by eon on webtoons // The story of a werewolf who's in love with his best friend. It's not the typical kind of supernatural love you'd expect from a plot like that. The dynamics between Ryan and Emma makes me want to cry. The latest updates has hurt my heart.

oh! holy by Ahyeon on webtoons // Another love story where the main characters like each other, but everything gets in the way. This comic is a roller coaster ride of emotions.


MAY




WEBSITES

ebates* // I've started using this cashback site since I've been loving Etsy lately. It's slow going, but at least I can get some cashback whenever I shop.


ETSY SHOPS

sacred rock stars // I love the selenite heart crystal I got from this shop. The rose quartz I bought is also gorgeous.

slytherin morse code bracelets // I found this shop while looking for Slytherin merch. I only know the morse code for SOS, but I never thought of this idea before. I'll definitely buy a custom bracelet in the future.

shymyrtle // A great place for buying bulk ribbon and velvet. I use them to make chokers and other jewelry pieces.


MUSIC

mad love album by jojo // I'm late to the album, but at least it's in my life now. High Heels,Vibes, and Reckless are my top three favorites from the album.


What did you love in April and May? 


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LIFE HAPPENS #68

Hey everyone!

Not only have I not been writing blog posts like I want to, my desire to do practically anything I love is dwindling. Although I've gotten better at going out and taking long walks with my family to enjoy nature, I just haven't really been feeling anything lately. I know this is a lot heavier than my normal posts, but it's something important to me that I need to work on and grow from.

What does this mean for you guys? A lot more witchcraft related posts that I might cross post on my Witchcraft Tumblr. More in depth posts about my wardrobe and why I choose each piece. A little bit more insight about my mental health and how mental illnesses don't really go away. Lots of pop culture as I can't hide it on this blog anymore since it's a huge part of my life. I want to be more open, and this blog was created for that purpose. It's time to own up to it.


Hope you guys had a great week! Thanks for reading!