Sunday, November 24, 2013

My Goal For the Day

So, with finals quickly approaching you may have noticed my ever growing absence around the blog. Let me tell you, after my 12-14 hour days of studying the last thing I want to do when I come home is blog. I don't do anything instagram worthy either... so I feel as if I've fallen of the social media map! Nonetheless its finals season so I have to keep pushing. So today this is my motto.  

Be happy is a lofty goal, but if I can wrap up my paper (due tomorrow, so I'd better!) and get a good jump on outlining, I may be able to sleep without being awoken by a law school nightmare. That's my measure of sanity at this point. Last night I dreamed I was giving jury instructions in a case where my sister negligently ran into someone who then ran into someone else, who died. What those instructions were... I have no idea.

Law school does strange things to your mind y'all. I swear I'm slowly going insane. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Beauty Tuesday: November Favorites

It's been a while since I've done a monthly favorites round up, so I figured this post is long overdue. Lately as  sleep has become more of a priority in my life, I've begun to focus on mastering a five minute look. I swear it's quite the change from my working days were I routinely spent 20 minutes on just my eyes every morning. Ha. Now I feel good if I use more than 2 eye shadow shades.

nov. favorites

So let me take you through my quick routine. I wash my face, then moisturize. While I'm waiting on my lotion to dry I go ahead with an eye shadow primer, then a light all over color, maybe blend a slightly darker color in the crease. I'm loving both the coastal scents natural palette and even the bronzer from the Naked Flushed palette. If I'm feeling really good I may even add an eyeliner. Ha! Then a quick swipe of the benefit they're real mascara (seriously the best mascara ever!) and I'm done with eyes.

Next up, blend the Supergoop CC cream all over. Great coverage, I don't even need a concealer! Finish with a setting powder, a little blush from my Naked Flushed palette. Done.

Then it's coffee time and apply the revlon just bitten kissable balm stain on my walk to campus.

Easy. What are your five minute face tips?

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Sweater Weather

Hey folks, popping in for a quick Friday's Fancies! Thank goodness sweater weather has finally arrived to New Orleans! The last few days have been lovely. Fall is in the air!

sweater weather

Hope y'all have a great weekend! "No Fun November" has officially started, so I'll be outlining, study grouping and reading ALL weekend long!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

DemoDiaries: U by Kotex

So lets get real for a second ladies. There are products we all use, every month. But we rarely talk about them. Tampons. I don't know about y'all, but there is really nothing worse than a bad tampon. Now, normally I'm a product junkie. I can never stick to one shampoo or foundation or even mascara for more than a few weeks without wanting to try the next new thing. But when it comes to feminine hygiene products? I find one I like and stick with it. I've been using the exact same brand of tampons for the last ten-twelve years. So imagine my shock when I discovered U by Kotex. I am not going to lie to y'all, I was actually shocked by how much better these tampons were than my old brand. 

Lets talk about the applicator. You thought all plastic applicators were the same right? wrong. U by Kotex Sleek Tampons have a no slip grip for "just right" placement and a smooth tip for easy insertion. I mean seriously, the grip is awesome and the plastic itself is slim and easily maneuverable.

You know what else drives me nuts? when a wrapper gets torn in my purse and I find random tampons floating around in my purse. No more with U by Kotex. The wrapper is secure, though still easy to open when you need to.

Want to try U by Kotex for yourself? Of course you do. Click here for your own free sample. They're available in Regular, Super and Super Plus.

Don't forget to follow U by Kotex on Facebook and Twitter for even more fun and offers.

I wrote this review while participating in a content series through Clever Girls Collective on behalf of U by Kotex, and received products to facilitate my post and compensation for my time to participate.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Quoted... focus on me.

I saw this on The Well today and I thought it was just too perfect not to share. Lately with all the competition in law school, I've become overly concerned with comparing myself with what my classmates are doing, and what they'll think about me. But with exams right around the corner I need to forget it. It's time just to focus on me.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday's Fancies: City Style New Orleans Edition

Hi Friends! Remember me? Yah, it's been a while, I know. But I've wrapped up practice exams, and I decided to have a lame Halloween, so I could say in and read. Well after a long day I decided there is nothing more I'd love to do that put together a friday's fanices look for y'all!

Now that I've been a New Orleanian for a few months, I'm starting to really love this city. And let me tell you, this city loves to do it up big. Everything they do is bigger and better, and lord knows there are always plenty of sazeracs to go around.

So I'm thinking the perfect city style look for this town has to be a mardi gras ball look. 


Hm... maybe my old boss will invite me back to DC for washington mardi gras next year so I could wear this look twice?

A girl can dream right? 

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