thank you!

Time for some good old sap.
It has been just over a month since I started this blog, but I am SO SO SO grateful for all the support that I have had from you guys! I have followers from many places around the world, it blows my mind! You guys probably don’t even understand how much just ONE ‘Like’, comment or follow mean to me. It’s really nice to know that there are people that are actually appreciating what I’m doing, and that it’s just not for the sake of it. Although, I would STILL keep up with the blog regardless of the number of followers/likes I was getting. I’m just your average teen girl, out living her life, and being ‘real’, and sharing my interests. To be on the featured page or something great like that would be my ultimate DREAM(I don’t know if “dream” is the right word choice there..more like it’d just be super cool), or like maybe get reblogged on some fashion/beauty magazine blog? 😉 but that really is out of grasp for me at the time being. 😛  I originally wanted to direct this blog towards people that were young and closer to my age, but it has attracted people beyond that, which I mean is okay, I really do appreciate it — but it’s nice to have people that can relate to me follow my blog, if you get what I’m saying? So once again, I just wanted to say thank you to all of you that have followed, and feel free to share this blog with your friends if you like it enough! 🙂 Thank you all once again for all the kind support and encouragement! 😀

quote of the day #4 – so true.

I found this lying around on the world of the interwebs..and felt like sharing it with you all. Why? Because it’s so true. Young people in our world are lacking confidence due to the media brainwashing them into thinking that they’re all supposed to be a certain way. You gotta be you, and the best you, you can be, ‘cuz YOU is amazing. 🙂 BEYOURSELF.
source: weheartit.com

QUICK UPDATE.

Hey all! Sorry about the recent lack of posts on this blog — unfortunately, for the next little while, posts will be very lacking, but don’t worry, they’ll come back up again at full swing SHORTLY! SO YEAH! I just wanted to put that out there, and I apologize for that. Thanks for understanding. 

 

xoxo

– Liz

quote of the day #2

I haven’t been doing any “NOTD” posts because my zebra nails have held up QUITE well (absolutely NO chipping and they’re still shiny and look as good as new!), and plus I’ve been feeling a little under the weather so I haven’t really bothered to change up my nails ….. which isn’t normal, but yeah, look out for a new NOTD shortly though! 🙂 But until then……

I guess this isn’t much of a “quote” – but whatever. You know it’s true. quote source – weheartit.com

“Turning on sad music and looking out your window and pretending you’re in a movie. It’s priceless.”

and now I’ll have more time to post stuff that may be of some interest.

I just had my final exam today — I can relax now, and actually do my nails and blog and do other things to fill all the free time I have. YAY! I can’t wait to go back home and be ‘reunited’ with my nail polish….that probably sounds really sad…but I get happy over such things. 🙂 

quote of the day.

Here is la quote. And I wish to enlighten on it soon, so until then, ponder upon it yourselves. 

edit: this has been on my mind a lot recently. you can feel one way towards someone, or something…and then the next minute you completely change your mind about them. “it’s not because people change, it’s because it’s not the same anymore” — our perspective changes, the way we perceive things about them/or something changes. sometimes the way we see someone isn’t who they really are, it may be what WE want to see them as, and our mind manipulates them to our favour. when you truly love someone, you don’t let their faults get in the way, you look past that, and see the good in them….but sometimes if we were to get upset with them, we start seeing the ‘faults’….and the faults become overpowering….and hinder all the good that we used to see in them . see? that person still stayed the same, and as did we…our perspective just changed. we just have to live and let live. and just let things be as they are. 

“I don’t think feelings change, nor people. I think situations change. I know that it’s possible to dislike someone after loving them so much or to love someone after feeling so much hate towards them but, it’s not because people change, it’s because it’s not the same anymore. It’s because something made you think differently, something opened your eyes, something caused you to see everyday the way it is at last. It’s like days. Days can be cloudy, or days can be sunny- but days don’t change, the weather does. And nothing can play a part in that or fix that, they can just let it be.” 

 

*feel free to leave feedback/your thoughts on this quote. 

tips for clear skin(face)

Girl. You’re GAWGEOUS, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. One thing that MANY people have problems with is their skin. Personally I don’t think I have “perfect” skin, but I really have been blessed with pretty good skin overall, and I thought I would share with you MY tips on how to make your skin more manageable, and have the effects of good maintainence show.

Firstly, you want to try to figure out what skin type you are; oily, dry, combo, sensitive, “perfect”, etc. I have very dry skin, that is my biggest downfall, but most of the time, you probably couldn’t tell that I have dry skin, and that’s what you want to do, you want to give off the appearance that you have good skin. I am a strong believer that if you are confident with your skin, it just boosts up your overall confidence by A LOT. Putting on pounds of makeup to cover up your skin sure does do wonders, like look at all those airbrushed models out there — but that isn’t always the BEST way to go at it. I always say that ‘less is more’. I hate using a lot of product and keeping product on my face for long periods of time. Product really can clog up pores, and that causes pimples and all that gross stuff. Also, you need to drink LOTS of water, this helps SO MUCH to clear your skin up, and water flushes away toxins. 

My Daily Face Routine:

  • I wash my face and brush my teeth RIGHT after I wake up
  • Teeth is another important factor, you want to keep your teeth as clean as you possibly can. Brush your teeth about 2-3 times a day. Toothpaste with baking soda helps polish your teeth(making them look whiter). The taste may not be appealing at first, but later on, you get used to it. Toothpaste I use : SENSODYNE – Baking Soda. Sensodyne is generally very recommended by Dentists, so you’re pretty safe with anything recommended by Dentists. And always remember to floss as well!
  • As with my face. I wash it with lukewarm water first(opens pores)…and then I use Clean & Clear Morning Burst Skin Brightening Facial Cleanser. This is an oil free product, so for those of you that have oily skin, have no fear. For those of you that have dry skin( like me) just moisturize after using this. So you just pump out a bit, and then lather it over your face(it doesn’t actually lather THAT much, but a small amount) and then I wash it off with cold water(closes pores), it really makes me feel refreshed. I have gone through two bottles of this stuff already, so I will definitely promote the usage of this. This retails for about ($6-$10 CDN)
  • Once I’ve washed my face with that cleanser, I just moisturize. I use AVEENO Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer (this is slightly on the pricey side for drugstore products…. ranges around $19-$27 CDN. for about 120 mL ….yeah that’s a big price range I know, but it goes on sale frequently). In my opinion, this is a better product if you have oily skin, it tends to be a little drying if you don’t put a fair amount on. But I still like using this product. 
  • Another moisturizer that I use daily for my face is PONDS- Dry Skin Cream. I would NOT recommend this if you have oily skin, it would probably just make it more oily. This is REALLY hydrating and it just quenches your skin making it feel INCREDIBLY moisturized. This retails for about ($5-$10 CDN) and you get a good amount of product…and I have gone through 2.5 bottles/containers in the past 3 years. 
  • I don’t really use foundation, because as I said before, I don’t like having product that stays on my face for long periods of time, especially make up– but if you want something that is LIGHT, you should try a tinted moisturizer. One that I have and use on occasion is AVEENO’s tinted moisturizer. This gives you very light coverage but helps even out your skin.  I find this to be drying, so I just use one of the above listed moisturizers underneath. Retails for about $17-$25 CDN.
  • LIPS. You can’t forget about them lips. EOS Lip Balm — my favourite, and it tastes so good. It’s made with 100% natural ingredients, and 95% organic? something along the lines of that. They have so many ‘flavours’, it’s great, and they last FOREVER and keep your lips SO SMOOTH! Retails for about $4-$6 CDN.
    Nivea lip balms are also very popular, and I have used a fair share of them – they’re available EVERYWHERE.
    If you’re looking for something ‘tinted’ — I would say go with Burt’s Bees, my favourite shade is Rhubarb by Burt’s Bees ($4-$6). 
    Another option for tinted lip balms – Maybelline BABY LIPS, I was thoroughly impressed by how moisturizing this was. PLUS it has SPF 15 in it. I currently own Pink Punch and Cherry Me(my favourite!). They also have non tinted, clear ones as well. Price: $4-$7 CDN.
  • Remember to moisturize throughout the day if you feel the need to, especially in the winter months!
  • Night time face care = IMPORTANT! So much bacteria and dirt build up on you face during the day- it’s gross, but that’s reality.
  • Sometimes I’ll use a makeup wipe to wipe off my makeup before hand – I really like the Yes To Cucumbers face wipes, it smells really good, but it does dry out my face but it’s expected, plus you’ll be washing it with water and stuff afterwards. Price: $10 CDN.
  •  I wash my face with water, and then I use AVEENO Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser. When you pump it out, it just comes out as foam….and it really washes away any unwanted oils and dirt on your face. Your face just feels clean. (Price: not completely sure…around $10-$13 CDN)
  • St. Ives Apricot Scrub for Sensitive Skin – this is an exfoliating scrub, and I use it about once or twice a week. You want to be careful with scrubs, you can’t use them daily, or they’ll scrub off your skin — and you don’t want that! This just does what a scrub does, scrubs off dead skin and just helps your skin look more fresh. 
  • After I have washed my face…I will moisturize AGAIN — usually with AVEENO and/or PONDS (as said above).

Try to do something along the lines of what I do, even with other products to fit your skin type, and within a little while, you should start to notice some changes. No matter what, you’re beautiful. 🙂 

intelligent conversations among construction workers.

The university that I go to is undergoing some massive construction momentarily — actually, not just momentarily, it’s ALWAYS under construction because they keep ‘beautifying’ and ‘expanding’. But now that it’s summer they’re just taking advantage of the fact that there are less students on campus, so they can block every accessible route and do construction there. SLIGHTLY annoying, but I can’t wait until it’s all over! So there are some ‘benefits’ — some construction guys are very ‘easy on the eyes’. Blatantly, they’re hot, and you all full well know that, so that’s nothing new. And some of them are super friendly so it’s like ‘win-win’, good looking AND sociable enough to talk to you. OH HOLLA. So as I was walking back to my place I heard these two construction guys yelling at each other about beer…they were literally YELLING….I was just like WHOA hold up, calm down. It just sounded really intelligent…not really.