1000 Followers Mac Giveaway!

Help her reach 1000 followers!

I’ve nearly reached 1000 followers!What?!

Even when I first started this blog I never imagined anyone would even read it, let alone would I be at 850+ followers! Not only that but my Instagram is also starting to reach the better side of 500, so I said to myself after I got to 500 followers that if I ever even got near to 1000 followers, then I would do another giveaway just to show my appreciation and say thank you! I have thought long and hard about what I can give away, I have been saving up my little pennies and trying to think of something that hopefully won’t be out of stock when I come to purchasing them!Here’s hoping haha!

So, what is up for grabs?

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The first thing I want to give away is aMac Lipstick Of Your Choice!I have already given away a…

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Holiday Adventures | Yankee Candle

Its the most wonderful time of the year!

The holidays are here and for those of you who know me at all know how excited this makes me! This time of year is always so fun and full of cheer. This past weekend some friends and I visited Yankee Candle Village up in Deerfield, MA. I love Yankee Candle to begin with but during the holidays it is a must-see! From the holiday decorations to the candy store to the abundance of amazing candles there is tons to see and do. Here are some pictures from our visit:

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Looking forward to sharing many more winter adventures with you guys!

Until next time,

xo Rickie

September Goals | 2017

Happy September!!!!

To me September feels like a new year. Perhaps it is all the school I’ve been through, but even now as a professional, I am looking at September as a new beginning. September-December is hands down my favorite tie of year. The weather is fabulous, the trees are gorgeous, the colors are darker, holidays are coming, love is in the air, everything is just great! So I figured what better month to begin committing to monthly goals again.

My September Goals:

Get my schedule down pact

So I recently graduated college but the hustle is never over. I’m a working professional during the day but also managing our family’s bar at night. On top of that I’m studying for the LSAT. I’ve been doing pretty well balancing them all actually, however with the LSAT getting closer I will have to shift more time towards studying. This just means I have to commit to using my planner 🙂

SAVE money

Again, I’m fresh out of college (aka broke), with two jobs and living at home. I have such potential to save money right now and I need to take advantage of that. I even opened a bank account for 20% of my check to go to every month for savings. I’m excited to see this grow.

Study Study Study

The LSAT, oh the LSAT. For those of you who don’t know, the LSAT is the Admissions Test for Law School. I’m beginning a prep course next month but I want to be ahead of the game so I’m not going in blind. Law School has always been a dream of mine and I’m finally taking the chance on myself. I can’t wait to see where this takes me…literally (NYC anyone??)

Read more often

Since I’ve been studying I’ve been spending a lot of time in my happy place, Barnes & Noble. This has made me realize how much I miss just sitting back and reading a good book. I feel like I let Netflix take over my reading habits and I’d like to change that. There’s nothing better than laying cozied up, candles lit, and getting lost in a good book.

Until next time,

xo Rickie

Guess Who’s Back

Hello Strangers!

I can’t believe it’s been 6 months since my last blog post. Shame on me! You’re probably wondering where I’ve been, or not; I’m going to let you know anyways. As many of you know in May I graduated college. Last semester kicked. my. butt. On top of final projects and enjoying every last moment I had with my friends everything else was lost in the mix. Let me tell you though, we had some fun! Then in June it was back to business with work and since then I’ve been focused on that. Then of course me being me, I’m making a few pretty huge changes (which I’ll let you guys in on soon). So in a nutshell I’m still everyone’s favorite hot mess. 

So now why am I back? Well, I had a reality check the other day when my best friend texted me asking me why I stopped blogging. Honestly, I didn’t have an answer for her. I didn’t even realize people would notice. Since then I’ve been determined to get back to it. I don’t have anything specific to write about today other than my messy life but I figured some writing is better than no writing, right? At the end of the day I’m just a 22 year old girl fitting the pieces of her life together, and I’m having fun doing it. So here’s to that! 

Talk to you soon (for real this time).  

xo Rickie 

Life Update | Change of Mindset

Well it’s fair to say that 2017 has gotten off to a fast start. Already I have a new job, new goals, and new motivation! A big focus of mine for this year is mental health. I’ve said it a million times but last semester was really difficult for me in a variety of ways. I’ve made some positive changes that have lead to where I am now. I am getting comfortable with my lifestyle and spending more time doing the things that I enjoy. I just want to share some actions I’ve taken to change my mindset for the semester.

Find a hobby and stick to it

For the past 5 weeks or so I’ve gotten back into fitness. This is not long at all, I know but it’s something new and exciting. It gives me confidence when I see self-improvement. I also look forward to this part of the day. I know it sounds cheesy but I really changed my routine and have had incredible support from my roommates. Which leads me to my next point.

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Share that hobby with someone you love

My roommates, man I love them. Being able to share something with people who are just as excited as you is so incredible. It’s motivating, reassuring, and such a great place to push each other. We’ve taken boxing classes, yoga classes, done workout plans and more. It’s just nice to share something with someone you love, and in this case its my friends.

Make sure to schedule some time for yourself

Spend time alone!!! I’ve been learning a bit about mediation and just clearing my head, and it makes a world of a difference. I use the app Headspace for meditation and it’s a great tool for beginners. Sleeping does not count (although you should be getting plenty). Put your phone away and just free yourself from the world for a few minutes. It’s harder than it sounds, but it pays off.

Read a book- one that can help you grow

I’ve tried to make it a point to replace binge watching Netflix with reading a good book. Personally I enjoy psychological, business, and self-help books. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll watch Netflix here and there but I just want to feed my brain with more positivity, rather than obsessing over these dramatic shows. Right now I’m reading You are a Badass by Jen Sincero and I highly recommend it.

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As for beauty, don’t worry I’m still obsessed. I’m still buying makeup and will hopefully be getting some reviews up for you guys. I’m just working on getting this new schedule down.    Until then thanks for reading and I’ll talk to you soon!

xo Rickie

New Year, Better Me

Happy New Year!

Let’s talk resolutions. I’m someone who is very goal-oriented so I’ve been putting some serious thought into my resolution. If I had to put it into one sentence, it’d be becoming a better me. I don’t want to change who I am, drop 30lbs, dye my hair, etc. I just want to improve myself. Here’s how:

  • Focus on positivity: this is something I’ve been saying I need to work on but never keep up with. Focusing on positivity means instead of be jealous, being greatful, instead of dwelling on the past, loking forward, and instead of sulking in bed all day complaining about my life, getting up and doing something about it. This year is one that will be full of change and big decisions and staying positive is something I will rely on.
  •  Spend less time staring at a screen: this may sound a bit cliché but it’s something that been bothering me for a while now. Wen I go out to eat I look around and see everyone looking down in their phones rather than the person across from them. I want to be able to put my phone down and listen more. Rather than watching Netflix all day, I will pick up the book I’ve been meaning to finish. Don’t get me wrong, I love technology, social media, and what not but I want to be able to enjoy the moment and the people around me.
  • Continue learning: I graduate from college in May 2017. That always sounded ages away and now here we are, just a few months away. For the first time in my life I won’t be a student. Learning is a passion of mine and just because I’ll no longer be in a classroom, does not mean I stop learning. Whether it be about politics, how to knit, or managing my own budget, I will continue to learn.

Positivity, togetherness, and learning are the keys to my growth this year. I wish everyone a happy and healthy new year!

xo Rickie

December Boxycharm

 

This month Boxycharm really spoiled us subscribers. The theme for December was “Makeup on Pointe” and they hit the nail on the head. Here’s what was in the box:

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  1. Ofra Metallic Liquid Lipstick $15.00
  2. Butter London Nail Lacquer $15.00
  3. Pure Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette $50.00
  4. Beauty For Real Lip Revival Scrub $14.00
  5. IBY Beauty Eyeliner $14.00

That is a total of $108.00 worth of makeup for $21.00………..I’m serious.

Let’s explore the products.

I’m already a fan of Ofra Cosmetics so I was excited to say the least when I saw this beauty. Metallic Lips have been all the rage lately. This month, Bocycharm paired the liquid lipstick with a matching purple eyeliner. How cute?!

There is nothing I struggle more with than chapped lips in the winter. This is the perfect time of year to include a lip scrub in the box. The scrub is made with sugar and oils and smells quite nice! Most importantly, it does the job.

I know what you’re thinking, UD Naked 3 palette? That was my first thought as well. This is the first I’ve heard of Pure Cosmetics. I’m not sure how I feel about the company’s lack of uniqueness, but I will definitely give this palette a whirl. The colors seem very pigmented. I’ll update you all upon use!

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ButterLondon is my newest obsession. I’ve never really fallen in love with a nail polish brand until I first started using this brand. I received a nude shade from BL in a previous box and absolutely love the formula. I’m so excited to try out a darker shade!!!

That completes my Bocycharm for the month of December. What did you guys get? If you’re looking to subscribe you can do so here!

Until next time,

xo Rickie