Hey everyone! I am swamped with the last-week-of-school work pileup but I wanted to do a TMI Tuesday since that would be a fairly easy post to crank out. I PROMISE I will post more regularly when exams are finished!! As always play along if you would like :)
Feeling pretty accomplished since I just finished my Senior Seminar presentation! But also overwhelmed with the rest of the deadlines I have this week.
2. Do you write in cursive?
No. If I'm writing quickly my letters will link together but I wouldn't call it 'cursive'
3. When was the last time you ate Sour Patch Kids?
about 3 weeks ago as one of my frozen yogurt toppings :)
4. Current Nail Polish:
still OPI's Last Friday Night
5. What is your favorite makeup removing product?
if I'm taking off just a normal day's worth, philosophy purity made simple cleanser
if it's after a night out or some heavy duty makeup, neutrogena's facial wipes
6. Do you prefer to shower at night or in the morning?
morning! If I shower and wash my hair at night it will look like a hot mess in the AM!
7. Current outfit:
KKG cupid's cocktail tee and blue plaid sleep shorts
8. Halter tops - yay or nay?
can be a cute look that can be VERY bad VERY quickly!
9. What is your favorite Disney movie?
this is the hardest question! My first love was Little Mermaid, but I also love The Lion King, Sleeping Beauty, Enchanted...is all of the above an option???
10. Weekly goals:
get everything done so I can have a relatively simple exam week. As long as I get through Friday I'll be good!
So after 2 days, I am pretty pleased to say I have made a pretty good dent in my to-do list. The pink highlighted items were done Tuesday night, blue = Wednesday, and orange is the things I did today. The majority of what is left is preparing for studying for exams and events I have to go to.
Only 6 more days of class!! Then exams and I am OFFICIALLY done with 4 years of college! The classes I take this summer and in the fall are just my "super senior victory lap"! I can hardly believe I have made it through these first 4 years, and can only imagine what the next 4 hold!!
Its that time of the semester. You're down to the last 2 weeks of classes and all of a sudden it feels like you have SO much to do and no time to do it! Enter the end of the semester to-do list!!
I have avoided writing everything down I need to do because writing it down makes it seem too real! But now that I've done it, I'm SUPER overwhelmed!!! I have blog posts lined up that I want to do but just don't have time! So *hopefully* I'll at least be blogged daily or every other day with an update on how my to-do list is going.
Ok so technically it isn't Wednesday anymore BUT I thought this was too appropriate not to use WILW. Let me just preface this by saying....
today started out awful! I set my alarm for 7am so that I could wake up and study for my spanish test that was at 10:10. Well, I didn't wake up till 9:40, so I had to rush out the door without washing my face or makeup and made it to my test just in time. Needless to say I didn't do much studying before hand.
Wednesdays are my long days where I go from 10:10am until 5pm. From 2:30 to 5 I am in lab, and if you've ever had a college lab, it is SO frustrating to have so much work to do for a ONE CREDIT HOUR class!!
For said lab, I had a paper due at 11:55pm that nobody had any idea how to do correctly.Needless to say I submitted mine with about 2 minutes to spare and it wasn't even completely done.
So after all that, this news that popped up on twitter MADE MY NIGHT!
Mariska Hargitay and her husband adopted a baby girl!!!! You can read all about it on people.com. When I saw this news I quickly got tears in my eyes. Adoption holds SUCH a special place in my heart (read my story here) and this makes me love Mariska even more. As you all know I am a huge fan of L&O:SVU and a major reason is because of her. After learning more about her and her life story, she is SUCH an inspirational person to me. These days when Hollywood is filled with people going crazy, I feel people like Mariska, who work hard and use their notoriety for good, don't always get the credit that they deserve. She is someone I consider a role model and comforts me to know that she didn't find her 'purpose' in life until she was in her mid-30s when she started SVU (an issue I'm struggling with now).
Anyways, my not-so-fabulous-day had a HUGE pick-up when I heard this news. Everytime I look at this picture I can't help but smile :) Hope everyone else had a great hump day. I would be excited for the weekend but starting tomorrow I am working 5 days straight :/ Which I guess is a good thing considering I have about $10 in my bank account!
"The riskier the endeavor, the more exhilarating the reward"
This weekend my family took a trip down to Charleston. We originally planned this trip months ago so that we could do the Cooper River Bridge Run, but last week just drained us all (me: school, parents: work) that we ended up sleeping in Saturday morning!
Around noon we decided to head downtown and just walk around a do a little shopping. Of course I had to spend some time at the new Forever 21 on King Street! It was mid-afternoon when we went so it was jam packed with teeny-boppers and the fitting room/check-out lines were insane! So I stuck to the jewelry section and picked up some great things! I can't wait till the Forever 21 opens here in Columbia...I'll never buy accessories anywhere else! (I hate spending money on jewelry I will wear every once in a while or is such a statement piece I can only wear it so often)
I didn't mean to stick to the same color palette, but you can't go wrong with black, white, and gold!
This ring might be my favorite piece! I wore it shortly after we left the store and realized it matches my Michael Kors tortoise watch PERFECTLY!! I thought it was such a neat piece with the black and brown stones.
This bracelet set was a great find! I would have spent $5.80 on the top bracelet alone! It's hard to tell from this pic but its 2 strands of pearls, a couple chains, and a black ribbon all intertwined into one bracelet with a black bow! I tried to find both of these pieces online but they aren't listed :( I would definitely check out your local store though!
Sunday we got to sleep in again (first time in forever!) and my mom and I got to shop at the outlets in North Charleston before heading home. These outlets are only a couple years old, but from each time I visit it has gotten a couple new stores and seems to be well on its way to becoming an outlet worth making the trip for! Some of the stores I will ALWAYS visit when going to an outlet are:
1) Coach: I used to be a HUGE Coach fanatic (not so much anymore) but my mom loves their leather purses and they ALWAYS have either 20% or 30% off the entire store, so it's worth going in to look for a steal.
2) Cosmetics Company Outlet: I always used to go in here to stock up on my Clinique skincare items, but now that I have fallen even more in love with makeup, it's so much fun to browse this store and see what you can find. Often they have items from MAC's previous collections, but also have items from Bobbi Brown, Origins, Bumble and Bumble, Estee Lauder, Prescriptives, and all kinds of fragrance. Definitely a must for any makeup junkie!
3) Ralph Lauren Polo: Like with Coach, I was a HUGE Polo fan back in high school and early years of college. I have realized that unless I catch this store with a really good sale (think Thanksgiving or Christmas time), they are still kinda expensive. But if you need to replace a certain color polo or one of their oxfords, this your place!
4) Nike: I will ALWAYS go to Nike and pick up at least one pair of my tempo shorts! This trip I restricted myself to just one pair, but it was hard! Unless you find them on clearance, they are typically $3 cheaper than in retail stores ($25 vs. $28). The outlets also have their own 'style' of the tempo shorts, so if you want the exact ones you see in stores, just looks closely.
I ended up buying the light blue pair on the left and have already worn them :)
Unfortunately the outlets as a whole just weren't having that great of sales, and I was getting kinda bummed I wasn't buying anything, so I headed over to Bath and Body Works. This was just a regular store, but I knew I could pick up some of my lovely PocketBacs for cheap and get myself outta my funky mood! The ones I bought are below...
The first 3 are from their new collection of scents in honor of the royal wedding. There are 3 different scents to choose from, but I only picked up 2 because I wasn't too fond of how the other one smelled (I believe it was a berry one or something). They also have a couple lipglosses with the royal wedding theme as well, so make sure you check them out!
Hope everyone else had a good weekend and start to the week! I gotta go study for a spanish test now :(