Black Friday Haul!

So…. as I do every year, I went Black Friday shopping with my family right after Thanksgiving dinner. My family always likes to go during the night instead of waking up early to go because….we hate waking up! Unlike other people, we don’t really go to find great deals (although it’s always nice when we find one). Instead, we just use it as a time to spend time with family, get a jump start on Christmas shopping, and have fun.

SO, here is some of what we got.

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Before we went to the mall, we stopped by Target because they usually have some really great stocking stuffers in the dollar section at the front of the store and movies for great deals. At the dollar section, I found some really cute silver and white Christmas trees for a dollar to put on my desk in my room. I also found some inspirational posters and a clipboard to use in my future classroom because I think that it’s really important to fill classrooms with inspiration to follow their dreams.

After we moved on from the dollar section (or rather my family forcibly removed me from the dollar section….) I found a pretty awesome passport holder that I’m planning to take to India with me very soon. I also got a 2018 planner which I love because it’s so big. I feel like it’ll be really great to put on my desk to plan out the year. It also has a lot of room to write to-do lists for each day which I use to destress.

And, of course, for me it wouldn’t be black friday if I didn’t get a few Christmas movies and books. This year they had Christmas classics for only $4 each, so I got some of my favorites that we watch as a family every year. I also got The Lion Kingย to add to my Disney collection (I’m trying to collect all the Disney movies and for some reason I didn’t have The Lion King yet which is crazy because it’s one of my favorites! The last movie I got was The Big Sick which is an incredibly awesome and funny love story. It reminds me of what me and my boyfriend went through when we first started dating, so when I saw it, I had to get it.

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Next up was Old Navy, which was probably the craziest place we went the entire night since they had such great deals. I got two incredibly comfy sweaters which I absolutely LOVE and some pajama pants with little foxes on them ๐Ÿ™‚ They’re adorable!

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The last two places we went were Lush and Sephora. (I didn’t take any pictures of what I got from Lush because I already broke the bubble bar filming the video and didn’t want to do anymore damage lol) At Sephora, I picked up a First Aid Beauty moisturizer which I got for a really great deal! I also got a Hoola Lite Bronzer which I’ve been wanting for a really long time since I think it will go really great with my skin tone. Last but not least, I got the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation which I’ve also been wanting for a really long time since it’s supposed to be a high coverage foundation that actually matches my pale skin.

Anyway, that’s everything I got during my Black Friday shopping trip! I hope everybody had a great and safe Thanksgiving!

Cute and Simple Thanksgiving/Fall Look

It’s Thanksgiving week, and I wanted to share a cute and simple thanksgiving (or fall for those of you without Thanksgiving) look that you can wear to all of your holiday parties! I hope everyone has an amazing Thanksgiving!!

Makeup Products Used:

  • MAC Prep & Prime
  • L’Oreal True Match Foundation
  • Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
  • Pixi by Petra Color Corrector in Brightening Peach
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Concealer in Ivory
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent
  • Anastasia Brow Whiz in Taupe
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Palette
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara
  • Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer in Light
  • Tarte Goddess Glow Highlighter
  • Too Faced Peach my Cheeks Blush in Peach Dream
  • NYX Suede Lip Liner
  • Too Faced Peach Kiss in Drunk Dial

A Hint of Adventure: Impromptu Backseat Picnic in Helen

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Since my mom works for the school system and they had their spring break, she decided to come pick me up from college so that we could get away for a day. Not too far away from my college, there’s a cute little German town with a lot of unique shops and beautiful scenery. We were planning on having a picnic….but then it started to rain. At this point it was around 2:00, and we hadn’t eaten all day, so we finally found a BBQ restaurant that had good reviews online. Unfortunately, one thing the reviews failed to mention was that they don’t have tables inside.

We finally had to take our food to the trunk of the car, and (since it was cold) let the back door down. Even though I tried to explain to my mother that the trunk door doesn’t open from the inside, she didn’t listen, and after we ate, we found ourselves stuck in the truck of the car. My mom ended up having to climb over the backseat and let us out (after she got stuck between the seat a couple of time….I have a video *insert evil laugh here*).

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Anyway, after we escaped from the car, we had a great time browsing through all of the shops. There’s one store in particular that sells glass blown art. My parents got their wedding cake topper from there when they were getting married, and while we were there, she found a glass blown 25 for anniversaries. Since my parents celebrated their 25th anniversary this year, she bought the 25 and hung it on the cake topper from their wedding. Isn’t that just adorable??

If you ever get the chance to visit, I definitely recommend it as a weekend getaway. They have beautiful hiking trails which I’m sure would be really nice when it’s not cold and rainy….haha. They also have little picnic benches by the river, so you can have a fun, relaxing afternoon picnic. Plus, the shops sell a lot of really neat homemade things like wind chimes, quilts, honey, candy, the biggest cookies I have ever seen, etc.. If you do end up going, make sure that you bring a piece of chalk to sign the underside of the bridge going over the river. I love things like that. There’s something really special about seeing a part of all the people who have stood where you are standing right at that moment.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed seeing and hearing about my little adventure. Happy traveling!

P.S. We saw this beauty on the way home ๐Ÿ˜€ You can just make out the second rainbow in the picture.

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Double rainbow! ๐Ÿ˜€