Finding The Right College For YOU


I’ve decided to start the series I have been talking about doing for about a year now. Here’s the start of a brand new college related series (:

So you’ve decided to go to college, but there’s SOOO many of them. How do you decide which one is right for you? How do you even BEGIN looking for colleges?

The first step is to decide what you want to major in. If you don’t know for sure that’s absolutely fine, most schools have an undeclared option.  If you are going to start out undeclared, decide on a few things you might be interested in.

Make sure you have paper and something to write with and begin your search. There are a lot of different places you can do a school search. If your high school requires you to use naviance there is a searching tool on there. If not, you can use collegeboard.org. Another great option is a simple Google search. One of the best things you can do is to go to a college fair but I will make a separate post just about those.

As you start coming across schools start writing down information about them on your paper. Make sure you write down the Web address for the schools website so you can go through their site at a later time.

Once you have a list of schools you want to look into grab some index cards or some more paper and have a separate paper/card for each school. Go through their website and write down some things you really like about each school so you can look back at it later. I personally used index cards and kept them in a coupon filer in alphabetical order.  If you are going to school as an undeclared major make sure you write down on the paper/card what majors they have that would interest you. If that is the case you should probably look at schools that have more than one major you are interested in incase you decide that you want to change your major.

If you have a chance talk to a representative from the college. They will give you a lot of information about the school. Before you talk to them make a list of questions you want to ask them. They will be able to answer most if not all of the questions you have.

A very important part of the process is visiting the college you want to go to. You can’t make a decision about going there until you visit. I know of a lot of people that go to the school I am at that did not visit before they came and they found out once they got here that they don’t like the school. One school that I visited I knew the moment I walked into the buildings that it wasn’t the school for me. You will get the feeling that it either is or isn’t the school for you.

Most importantly,  the earlier you start searching the less stress you will have in the process. Good luck in your searches! <3

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Project Pan Finish Seven by Spring 2015 Update #1


I decided I’m going to do two week updates on my project pan. I know it has only been a little bit over a week, but that is how it works out so that the updates fit in the time frame I need them to (:

I’m actually surprised at the progress I have made on some of these products in just a week. Especially since the only thing I tend to reapply is lipstick. I have made progress on my Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara, but I can’t show you a difference because it doesn’t show through the tube. I had to add saline solution to it because it started drying out. I want to be able to finish it off. I think I will probably only get a maximum of one more week out of it.

I have made some progress on my eyeliners.

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On the left is the first picture of them, and on the right is where they are now. I have sharpened Zero (top) twice and I don’t think I will be able to sharpen it anymore. I think once that gets down all the way that will be the end of it. I will try to sharpen it more though.

Perversion has much less progress. I’m trying to use up Zero first and then move on to Perversion.  If those two both get finished I have a few other eyeliners I want to work through.

I have made a very small dent in Buck in my Naked palette. 

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The pictures on the left are from the first post, the ones on the right are from today. I have been using it in my crease every day, but I’m going to try something with it on my lid to make a little bit more progress. Through this project pan I’ve realized there are a lot of very pretty shades of eyeshadow in the Naked palette that I never use. I’ve started using the darker colors much more than I was before.

My Rimmel Stay Matte has a lot more progress than I thought it would at this point. I didn’t realize how easy it is to finish up a powder once you begin to hit pan.

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It’s almost hard to believe that I’ve used that much powder in a little bit over a week. I’ve been trying to work around the ring to make it easier to see the progress I’ve made.

The Maybelline blush has quite a bit of progress but I wouldn’t say it’s anything drastic.

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I have been applying it with a foundation brush. I never liked applying foundation with the brush but it works very well for this blush!

Last, but not least, is my Covergirl lipstick.

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I have made so much more progress on this than I expected to! It’s almost to the point where I can’t apply it straight from the tube! When I do get to the end of it I will start using a brush because there is a lot more product on the inside of the tube.

I will update you guys again on this in about two weeks! See you soon!

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Project Pan Finish Seven by Spring 2015


I have a very large makeup collection and it is always growing, but I recently discovered many people on YouTube doing “Project Pan.” I thought this was a great idea and I wanted to jump on the band wagon. My original plan was to just go through my makeup and pick a few things out and pick a date, but once I picked products out I realized I had seven so I’m going to jump on board with everyone who is doing finish 7 by spring!

In case you don’t know what a project pan is, it is picking a few products from your collection and using them completely. You can also set a goal instead of having your goal be to completely finish it. Often times if you are doing a project pan you also go on a no buy where you dont purchase any new makeup products. I am on a no buy through my project pan. There are many different project pans happening on YouTube right now including Pan That Palette, 7 by Spring,  and 5 by Cinco De Mayo. I will update you guys on my progress a few times before the end date, and I will definitely update you at the end. March 20th is the first day of Spring, so I’m hoping to pan these products by then!

The first thing I want to use up is this Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in the shade Soft Plum.

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I’ve had this for quite some time. It’s a darker color and it’s great for Winter time, so I want to just finish it up and move it out of my collection.  I believe these were discontinued,  but I bought mine after that at Big Lots. I love this blush, but I stopped reaching for it when my collection started growing.

I want to pan two of my Urban Decay eyeliners. I have so many of these liners and I need to start getting through them without buying any more eyeliners. The first one I want to get through is Zero. 

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This liner is so small. It will probably take less than a week for me to get through this if I use it every day. I stopped using it when I started using perversion and I kind of forgot about it. The pink line marks how much product I have left right now.

The second one I want to get through is my Perversion liner. I have another one as back up and this one is getting small so I want to just finish it up.

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This was originally a full sized eyeliner and has gotten pretty small. I know these are expensive, but I have so many black eyeliners and once Spring hits I will probably start using more colored eyeliners.  Panning this liner will make the second full sized Perversion I have gone through! 

I also want to completely finish my Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder. I loved this powder for a very long time but my skin has been very dry lately and this powder makes me look like I’m peeling after a bad sunburn.

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I have already significantly hit pan so this shouldn’t take too long. I’m really hoping I can get through this one in the next two months!

I am a lipstick hoarder. I know. But this one NEEDS to go.

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This CoverGirl NatureLuxe lipstick is in the shade Peony and it is so beautiful. They discontinued this line and I was very upset about it, but I have two back ups of this lipstick so I want to finish it up as much as I can. I used this a lot in the summer one year because it has an spf of 20 and I work outdoors. I just recently found this in Big Lots though, so now that I have two back ups it’s time for this to go.

My favorite mascara is my Too Faced Better Than Sex.

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But I think it’s almost empty, and I have so many samples of mascara that I haven’t even opened yet. I want to be able to start moving through some of those, so I want to finish this one up. Expect to see a review of this on my other blog very soon!

The hardest thing for me to pan is my last product. This one I don’t intend on completely finishing because I know it’s not possible in two months. However, I do have a goal of at least hitting pan on this one.

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The shade Buck in my Urban Decay Naked Palette. I LOVE this shade so much. I use it in my crease a lot, but it doesn’t look like I’ve made a dent. I want to at least hit pan in this because I have the full sized shadow in another palette from Urban Decay. I’m not sure how long it will take me to completely finish this one, but eventually that is my plan.

If any of you guys are doing a project pan let me know!  Comment the link to your YouTube video or your blog post or even just tell me what the products you are panning are! Good luck!

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A New Year, A Fresh Start


Happy New Year everyone!

At the beginning of the year everyone is always making new years resolutions and many are struggling to keep them. I have decided to make a few that will be easy to keep for me. First on the list is I want to get back into blogging on both of my blogs. I plan on starting a section on this one about college related things. If there’s anything you want me to post about let me know,  I’m always open to ideas!

I also want to get into healthier eating. I started my first semester of college in August and since I am living on campus my eating habits are not at all the best.

As this is the beginning of a new year, I also decided to make a change that’s not a resolution. I want to drink more tea. My senior year of high school I went through a period of time where I was drinking tea every night and often I would also drink a cup during the day. During that time I felt the best that I have felt in a long time mentally and physically.  I just bought a beautiful little tea pot that I can take to college with me last night.

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I also purchased a few things from Teavana online last night because they are currently having a sale. You can also use the code RMN15 to get $15 off an order of $75 or more. It is a great deal especially with so many teas on sale. If you want to get into it now is a great time. If you are going to do this I would definitely suggest going through ebates because you will get 6% cash back on your order!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. As far as all of our resolutions go, may the odds be ever in our favor (:

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I’M BACK!


Hello my loves! I have missed you all! After being gone for so long, I needed to come back. I got so busy at the end of the school year last year, and I just hadn’t gotten the chance to come back on.

Now I’m in college, and I’m thinking of starting a mini series on here about the application process, FAFSA, and college life in general. What do you guys think? Is this a good idea or a bad one? Let me know.

Anyway, I have some new things coming up on here AND my other blog! Stay tuned to see!

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I Got The Lead!


This post is a bit delayed since I have been so busy with rehearsals and things like that, but I got the lead in the school musical! This year is the first year my school will be putting on a 9-12 musical, so we will be making school history.

We will be putting on Little Shop of Horrors in April, and I will be playing Audrey. Sadly, our school doesn’t give us money for this, so we are working hard to raise it. At this point we are working towards lavalier mics because we have none.

We really need these mics to be able to put on a good show. Please please take a second and donate to our cause. Any amount will help, and we will all greatly appreciate it! If you can’t make a donation, I hope you would be willing to share our link on your facebook or twitter or other social media. http://www.gofundme.com/SaugertiesHigh

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Merry Christmas! Where Did My SD Card Go?


Merry Christmas everybody! I hope you are all having a wonderful day!

I said last week that I would be posting a review every Tuesday and Thursday. I spent a day last week taking pictures for blogs that would have gone through the end of January. I put my SD card in my computer, made two blog posts, and then put away my computer with the SD card still in it.

Sadly, yesterday I grabbed my computer to make a new post, and realized that my SD card was gone. I don’t know where it could have possibly gone because it was left in my computer, and it isn’t in my camera either. I guess my Christmas money will be partly put towards a new SD card because I need one to continue doing reviews. For now, I am going to continue doing reviews on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but they might not have pictures until I get the new SD card unless I can find some online.

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