makeup haul: sephora, ulta, + nars

I am a self-proclaimed makeup junkie. Whenever I see something new on Sephora, Ulta, or even the drugstore, I just drool. It’s crazy how many shades of mauve lipsticks I have and I still do not have enough. I recently bought a bunch of new makeup bits and thought I would share why I purchased and my first impressions! What’s the latest beauty item you’ve purchased? Let me know in the comments below!...

unboxing: legion of collectors plus mini funko haul

It’s been a while since my last post, but I’m back and with another video! In case you missed it, I’m obsessed with anything Funko. I am subscribed to smuggler’s bounty, legion of collectors, and collector corps, so I (on a monthly basis) am always adding to my collection. This month’s Legion of Collectors was a DC TV theme, so you got goodies from arrow, the flash, legends of tomorrow, and supergirl. DC is killing it in the TV game right now (movies…not so much). I was super excited for this box, so check out the video where I unbox and share my opinions! Also, I bought a bunch of new Pops and a...

funko haul! new pop vinyls & rock candy

funko haul: rock candy + pop vinyl

One of the things I love to collect is Funko figures: Pop!, Dorbz, and, now, the Rock Candy line. I went a little Funko-crazy this weekend while shopping (when I should have been shopping for work clothes!) I am in love with the new rock candy line. They are gorgeous, well done, and super cute! I only have the classic Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn, but I am on the hunt for the rest. These are definitely worth the price tag. Plus, I bought a bunch of the warcraft pop! figures, making me really excited for the movie next month. Check out the haul below!...

emerald city comic-con adventures

Remember how I said a long, long time ago that I wanted to delve into doing videos? Here’s the first one! Cameron and I both went to Emerald City Comic Con a week ago and I filmed a bit of what was going on, what I bought (spoiler: a LOT), and more. I’m planning on posting a video a week at this point; mostly weekend vlogs, but I do want to do some additional content. Do you have something you would like to see? I’m already planning on filming an April Favorites video, but I would love to do some beauty and fashion videos as well....

looking back: a year in seattle

a year in seattle: city skyline

I cannot believe that it’s been over a year since I moved to Seattle. It’s been a crazy whirlwind, that’s for sure. I have yet to regret the move — especially since the move was a big one, without help from family or friends. There has been a lot that happened in just a year: i adopted a cat, who completely changed my life. Luna is my whole universe and I love her more and more each day. Adopting her made me feel a little less lonely in a big city and has taught me to be more patient. i changed jobs. I haven’t talked about this yet on the...

on moving apartments: packing and organizing

on moving apartments: packing and organizing

It’s been a couple of weeks since I first talked about moving apartments and a lot has happened since then. After reading the life-changing magic of tidying up, I set out to remove clutter from my life. It ticked the first box off my list. The next box to tick off, securing a new apartment, was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I had set up appointments for one weekend, viewed several places, and came to an agreement on one all in the span of a week. It was quite a feat – and lifted a huge weight off. So next on the list: packing. I definitely...

6 months later: the continued adventures of a cat owner

the adventures of a cat owner

It’s crazy to think it’s been six months since I’ve adopted Luna – especially since I feel like I’ve known her for her whole life. But, also, it feels like we’re finally getting into a rhythm of living together. We’re all on her schedule now (even if that means meowing at 4:30 in the morning) and the floor is either covered in cat hair or her toys. She owns this place and I don’t really mind it. Don’t get me wrong: 2 humans + 1 cat in a sub-600 square foot apartment is a little crowded at times. She is part of the reason why I knew I needed a...

finance report: budgeting retrospective

the finance report: all the pretty stars

One of the things I want to focus on in 2016 is my finances – especially as I plan for moving and vacations throughout the year. This meant not only planning my budget on a monthly cadence, but looking through the next several months as well. Starting on January 1st, I really buckled down on following my budget. I use Mint to manage my budgets, but I didn’t normally go into my account that often. However, I knew if I wanted to save money for both a new apartment AND vacations, managing my money needed to become a bigger priority in my life. Here’s what I learned from my first...

reviewing drugstore nude eye shadow palettes

reviewing drugstore nude eyeshadow palettes

I have always been an eye shadow palette kind of girl. There’s just something about having a bunch of different coordinated eye shadows all at once, plus I just like having options. So when drugstore brands started to release their version of nude palettes, I knew I had to try them out. As a fan of neutral eye shadows, I knew that I would get a lot of wear out of them. I picked up three palettes: Covergirl’s trunaked Eye Shadow Palette in Nudes 805, L’Oreal’s Colour Riche La Palette Nude in Nude 01, and Maybelline’s The Rock Nudes Palette. Throughout the week, I tried out each palette – here’s...

on moving apartments: the magic of tidying

the life-changing magic of tidying

As I mentioned in a previous post, one of the things I wanted to focus on in 2016 was my home life. I’m moving in a few months and it’s given me a little bit of anxiety thinking about it. There’s a lot of moving parts to, well, moving, so I decided to focus on different things at different times. By focusing on bits at a time, it feels so much more manageable to move. I’ve done it in the complete opposite way – do everything at once and freak out immensely. Let’s just say – I never ever want to do that again. The goal is to finish one task...