People always do 'monthly favorites' videos on YouTube and I thought it would be cool to do the same thing: blog style! I'm not going to guarantee this being a monthly thing, but depending on how it goes we'll see. Let's get started shall we?
First up Papermate Gel Pens.
It's no secret that I'm a writer, and as a writer I have a thousand journals and a preferred writing tool. Gel pens are always nice, they're way easier to write with in my opinion. These gel pens however, they really have that 'glide feeling.' You know the one? They write really easy and it's nice to use these ones. Plus they come in like a hundred different colors so you can pick a favorite. Mine is either green or orange, but those can be hard to read sometimes so I mainly stick with blue. (When I'm in a rush I'll grab which ever is closest.)
Next up The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. (NCWTS)
That sounds both obvious and kind of goofy, but I don't normally watch the NCWTS every weekend. The last couple of weeks however I've found myself loving it more and more. So now I've got two series of race kicks to fill each weekend.
Twinnings Peppermint Tea,
I'm kind of weird when it comes to tea. I have seven different boxes of Twinnings tea in the cabinet but my favorite is Peppermint. It tastes the best (Prince of Wales is a close second!), and has a lot of benefits. It helps you feel better when you're sick, (stomach aches or a head cold or headache!), it's good for reducing bloating and it helps me relax - which I often have a hard time doing.
My favorite iPhone game at the moment is Animal Crossing Pocket Camp.
I remember when it first came out I downloaded it immediately and skipped the "make an account just in case!" option. Which as you can guess I regretted about a month later. I just restarted the game a few days ago. My friend code is 4992 0596 968 if you wanna add me. Animal crossing is such a dorky game I love it. The music is nice, it's relaxing to play and it's just really, really cute.
I first found this strange genre of relaxing music at the beginning of last school year. I wanted some relaxing studying music to play because I do online school and it gets quiet during the day. After a while I found myself clicking on more and more 'Lofi' style mix videos on YouTube. I also have zero clue how you pronounce that so if anyone could tell me in the comments that would be nice.
This last one is going to sound weird until I explain it: Squats.
So at the beginning of the month Cassey Ho founder of PopPilates (Blogilates on YouTube) said she wanted to try to do 100 squats every day for 30 days. I really didn't want to even try doing the challenge but I decided it was the easiest way to make sure I'm working out every day. Turns out its not that hard, I'm having a ton of fun and I'm seeing positive results. Both in my body and in the fact that my asthma isn't flaring up anymore! (I'm going to do a more in-depth article on this soon!) I think you guys should give it a try next month, I'm loving it! (So much in fact I'm considering following along on Cassey's 1000 squats video)
I hope this was interesting to you guys, while this is uploading I'll be watching my little cousin turn laps in his Quarter-Midget!
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Okay. Okay. I just finished getting all of my pictures and trying out the products in this month's BOXYCHARM and just - okay. This is my favorite month so far, hands down. This is my last month with BOXYCHARM for a bit, and I would just like to say we are going out with a bang! The theme of this month's box was "Caribbean Queen."
So right off the bat when you open the box this is what you see:
This month's box includes, three Luxie brushes, an Ofra lipstick, the 'Monroe' style Battington Lashes, a Jonteblu eyeliner, 'Brazilian Bum Bum Cream' which is just like a body lotion and my personal favorite - the Alamar Cosmetics Reina Del Caribe palette.
So first thing's first, the Luxie brushes. The set comes with three brushes, a precision foundation, a tapered highlighter and a duo fiber powder brush all of which come sealed in a little air tight baggie. They are extremely soft, like crazy soft. The brush set retails for 42 USD.
Now for the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream - I'm not gonna lie I giggled a little when I read the name. It's just a regular body lotion that smells pretty nice and it made my arm feel pretty soft where I tested it. The container doesn't come completely full, but I'm not goingto complain because a little bit of this stuff goes a long way. The body lotion retails for 10 USD.
The Battington Lashes are in the style 'Monroe Silk Lashes' They retail for 28 USD, and come in a cute little protective box. The lashes are a nice regular size they aren't gigantic like the ones I bought from Walgreens the other day. (Whoops!) I definitely am going to get some use out of these! They retail for 28 USD.
The OFRA liquid lipstick is a brown liquid lipstick, there's not a lot you can say about a brown liquid lipstick but it wears pretty comfortable it's a bit tacky at first. Also it's not as light as it looks in the tube, the pinky undertones are pretty hidden in my opinion. This lipstick retails for 21 USD.
Alamar Reina Del Caribe palette - I started out by using a little bit of the tan color left on my brush from my Jaclyn Hill palette since there wasn't a tan transition color. Then I took Coco-Taxi (Orange) and windshield wiper motioned it across my eye's crease, I took Tropico (red) and dabbed it in the corners before windshield wiping it across my lid a little lower than the first color. Next I took Guantanamera (purpley-red) and put it in the corners and blended it out lower, and then took Caefecito (brown) and used it directly in the outside corner and inner corner of my eye before sweeping it across the line line. I took Elo Malecon (gold) and planted it in the middle of my eye before trying to highlight my inner conrner with La Costa(silvery-pink) which I realized failed when I got into better lighting (my fault not the palette's!). I took the eyeliner swiped some of it on and then topped the look off with the Battington lashes. (Yes I also am not pleased with the way the picture turned out but it's what we've got to work with.) This palette retails for 28 USD.
The Jonteblu pencil eyeliner was an interesting story. It's a grey eyeliner, which I was not expecting. Grey eyeliners are good for smokey eyes. So It may not have been a complete success with what I was trying to do in the picture above, but it will come in handy in other looks. The eyeliner retails for 5 USD.
So this has been a really fun series. As of right now I don't know when I'll be back with another BOXYCHARM hopefully soon. But have no fear! I'm trying my best to be prepared for Jalcyn Hill's new vault launch. If I can get the palette collection before it sells out next week then I'll review it on here. Fingers crossed, bye!
If you didn't guess by the title, this is my everything blog, where I write about... well everything! You get the idea. The only thing I don't write about here is NASCAR because I have a different blog for that.