Face Product Essentials

My favorite products when it comes to doing an everyday makeup look as well as a product I use to clean my face weekly.

Marc Jacobs eyeliner and Mascara: personally I think Marc Jacobs is the best eyeliner I’ve ever used. Its a felt tip and is very smooth. The mascara does not make my eyelashes have clumps of product and makes them look natural and long.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Foundation: Such a light product gives full lasting coverage by just using a few drops.

Too faced lip gloss plumper: It makes your lips a little fuller looking

For washing my face I use this product from Forever Flawless.

THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER USED. It is diamond infused facial peeling gel. I use this once a week on top of regularly washing my face. You put 5 little dots on your face and use a damp cloth and start rubbing your face and it starts exfoliating your skin peeling the dead skin off leaving your face feel smooth and with small pores.

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Captions and Instagram Randomness

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Why is it that people can solve a rubrics cube in under a minute, but it takes people over an hour to come up with an Instagram caption? My friends always text me almost every time they need advice on what to put for their Instagram caption. I’m flattered they want me to do it, but honestly I don’t get what is so hard about coming up with one. School is supposed to be hard, not captions. People on social media think it needs to be these specific, well thought out, words that have to go with the picture. For my Instagram captions I say one of the first things that come to mind. Simplicity is almost always key for Insta. Why would I risk damaging my brain and losing brain cells overthinking a stupid Instagram caption. In the end, after all the thinking, the caption most likely ends up being a few words or a couple of emoji’s anyway. So keep it simple people, keep it simple. If you really think about it, sometimes captions are just for personal pleasure to make yourself feel better about what you are posting to world. When the caption is on point, you just feel so much better about life. I’m guilty of this too; I have freaked out before and have asked everyone what should my caption be. But someone won’t like your great looking picture just because your caption is off or you have no caption at all. If anything, it will make your photo standout more because it is different than what anyone else does and sees. I think being unique and different is also something good to have in an Instagram caption. Creating a caption is not like putting on makeup, you don’t have to blend in all the time (?? Idk just made that up), you don’t always have to use the Valencia filter for every picture because your friends do, switch it up and use Sierra. AND when a hit album comes out, YOU KNOWWW there will be millions of Drake, Kendrick, RiRi, etc. lyric captions. That is the time I choose to be different and don’t post a picture using the same thing everyone else does and I wait until the craze calms down.

There are also the unsaid rules of Instagram that everyone knows but never talks about. To me it’s annoying. For example, why is it that its not socially acceptable to post more than one photo a day unless you are famous or something?! Sometimes I post two photos in one day or delete the first one I posted because I changed my mind. Most people would call that an Insta “no,no” or make fun of it because why did you post it. I don’t get why. If you like one picture over the other 10 mins after posting it, change it, who cares?? Am I offending or hurting anyone? No. It is only Instagram, but society sets all these weird rules for what is okay. I don’t understand when someone posts two pictures on the same day; 95 out of 100 times the second caption will be about having a second post. Like we know it is your second post, just own it, you don’t need to caption it that (Maybe that goes back to what I said before about feeling confident about posting) but your followers will like the Insta anywayyss.

I guess I just have the idgaf attitude when it comes to all of this and I’m about doing what you want. So, if you want to post the same lyrics, in depth thought, double Instagram type of captions, go ahead and do it. Live life, More Life- Drake. And I will be more than happy to come up with your captions at 1$ a photo. Hmu jk. Actually I’m serious I will do it.

Chao! xoxo..gossip girl.. jk its just me Alexa..ok this is awkward bye.

Cuddle At Your Own Risk

It doesn’t matter if it’s your significant other, “fwb”, or whatever the hell you want to call it. Everyone loves to cuddle. There is no better feeling than being wrapped in someone’s arms under the warm covers while watching Friends late at night. Although it all may seem cute on the outside, your body may be telling a different story. Sometimes cuddling comes with a cost. You’ve just arrived to the cuddle location for the night. The “Netflix” part of “Netflix and Chill” is over and now you are about to just “Chill”. As a girl with long hair or a guy with a man bun, your hair gets all over the place so Tip #1: of common courtesy when cuddling, is shift your hair to one side or tie that birds nest back because no mans, girl, or whoever it may be, doesn’t want that all up in their face and in their mouth. It is now time to get in position. Some cuddling positions include, the spoon, the chest pillow, or just laying on top of each other. Don’t put too much thought into the positioning, let it happen naturally. It’s time to regain interest in the show you attempted watching an hour ago. Now, you finally start to cuddle. 10 minutes pass and just when you start to relax, your body slowly begins to feel uncomfortable. You start adjusting different body parts but not all at once or else it will be too obvious how uncomfortable you are. 30 minutes into cuddling and your neck cramps up from trying to twist and hold it up at a 90-degree angle in order to see the screen. As for your mans, his arm is now tingling because your 8-10 lb. noggin is crushing the muscles you thought looked so strong. You are both in pain and no one is saying a thing. Tip #2: ask the person you’re with approximately every 10-20 mins if they are comfortable. If you are the person being asked, make sure you answer honestly because you will only suffer in the end. Even if you are comfortable, it is only common courtesy to ask back if they are also comfortable. You can do this by saying, “Why? Are you comfortable? Do you want me to move, are you sure”? The movie or show is now over and its time to go to bed. It really comes down to a personal preference whether or not you want to cuddle throughout the night. From what I hear, most people do not like to cuddle while snoozing. Tip #3: Go your separate way and have respect for each other’s personal space. Personally for me, when comes to bed time, leave me alone. Your body is only going to interrupt the specific way I need to sleep (when its time to hit the hay, get the eff out of my way). After this long duration of separation, the morning is a great time to morph back together again… and the cuddle cycle continues. Tip #4: the final tip- if this is NOT your BAE. DO NOT LINGER, do not over stay your welcome. Stay just long enough to make it look like you care. There are a plethora of excuses you can use in order to leave. Whether it is that doctor’s appointment you forgot about, or have to go and let your dog out to take a whiz. *Walks out door, queue mocking jay call and symbol * But in all seriousness, cuddling can be fun, but do it at your own risk.

The Ultimate Guide To Being Petty

Pettiness is a lifestyle. Nothing compares to the satisfaction when you know you have successfully blown something out of proportion that didn’t need to be (oops am I being petty?). Confronting the problem right away can easily solve the problem, but what’s the fun in that? Instead of speaking up, just let all the emotions you have linger then take unnecessary jabs at the issue. It’s like when you’re fishing, the fish knows the food is there but it takes small bites out of the bait instead of grabbing the whole thing (did I just compare being petty to fishing? Yeah I’m weird). But it’s true, people sub-tweet on twitter, or make an Instagram caption about someone all the time instead of @-ing them or picking up the phone to confront the person. But honestly, petty twitter fights are what makes your twitter followers refresh the page every second. Some people just don’t know how to take the pettiness and need a petty pad, (I just made that up, it’s like a maxi pad but for the pettiness to be absorbed up into). The word petty suddenly blew up over the past year, and I think it’s because people found the word to describe what they are. However, let’s get to the point… I am writing this for you because I believe pettiness is the ultimate self-defense mechanism. How else are you supposed to protect yourself in this cruel world? If you know you are wrong in the moment (scratch that), NO you are actually RIGHT, and you BE PETTY, be petty till you die! You MUST ramble on about how right you are and how what you’re saying makes sense, even if it doesn’t… eventually, You. Will. Be. Right. At that moment you will have achieved successful pettiness. The key factor to all of this is CONFIDENCE. How can you be petty without confidence? You can’t. You must always be prepared and ready. Make sure you know ALL information surrounding the issue, because that is your ammunition before you go into war… I mean knowledge is power, am I right? Some people can talk sh**, but can’t take it. These are the worst kinds of people. DO NOT be one of these people. Its how the game works, always be prepared for the backlash of it, because chances are, they will be petty too. Even if you get sensitive about a subject, do not act like it bothers you at all. Put on a smile and go about your petty life, because that is what being petty is. IMPORTANT: if someone makes a valid point publically (especially on social media), you can delete messages and block people for a reason. The gift of deleting and blocking, sets you up so you cannot lose! If it’s NOT on social media, it does not exist. THEREFORE, you didn’t lose the petty battle or you just make it look like you won. THE NUMBER 1 RULE to being petty, is just to OWN IT. It’s what you think, it’s what you say, and it’s who you are. Don’t shy away, EMBRACE THE INNER PETTY. Now I’m going to end this post with one piece of advice, GO LISTEN TO THE PETTY SONG-STARRKEISHA CHEER SQUAD FOR SOME MOTIVATION.