World Poetry Day // the sadist

Happy World Poetry Day! I hope today brings you a plethora of good vibes and great thoughts!  Continue reading “World Poetry Day // the sadist”

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How I Stay Organized: My Planning Routine in 3 Steps

Hello loves! It is a brand new year and so many people are trying to get organized, so I’ve decided to share the very simple methods that I use to plan my life. Planning is a great way to declutter your mind. If you are feeling disorganized, I highly recommend finding a planning system that works for you.  Continue reading “How I Stay Organized: My Planning Routine in 3 Steps”

What I’m Thankful For: 2016

I’m probably a little late on the bandwagon, but I’d like to post about what I’m especially grateful for this year.

1. My Parents

Can I write a whole page about them?? Every time I’m down or I’m sick or I’m the littlest bit antsy, they’re right there to catch me. They are the reason I’ve been able to feel so secure in myself and I love them to death. Without them, I wouldn’t be able to prosper in anything I do. They have given me so many wonderful opportunities and have allowed me to be someone I can be proud of. Best. Parents. Ever. Continue reading “What I’m Thankful For: 2016”

Cinnabon Cupcake Recipe

Here is a great recipe for cinnamon bun cupcakes. They taste even sweeter than cinnamon buns—just like little drops of heaven. They are so easy to make, you’ll wonder why you never thought of this recipe yourself. These are perfect for any event, club meeting, or for treating yourself! Continue reading “Cinnabon Cupcake Recipe”

Movie Review: Clueless

I stayed up last night watching the 1995 film Clueless. It is not exactly a classic, but I believe that the motifs you can take from this movie will hold true for a long time. Clueless was filmed in the age before laptops or smartphones, but because 1995’s technology wasn’t the movie’s main focus, this shouldn’t be a reason you decide against watching it . Before I begin my review, yes, Clueless is available on Netflix.  Continue reading “Movie Review: Clueless”

Compare & Contrast: Covergirl Lashblast Mascaras

Happy Fall! Today I will be doing a compare and contrast of two different Lashblast Mascaras. I would like to start off by saying that these are topnotch drugstore mascaras. They go for about $7 each and they are perfect for everyday use.
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1. Covergirl Lashblast Fusion Mascara
Rating 6.5/10

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What Halloween Means for Me + My Costume, Makeup & More

Growing up, my family didn’t celebrate Halloween for religious reasons. On Halloween night, my church would host a communal gathering with games and songs, and at the end of the night, we would all go home with candy bags. Naturally, this made me hate everything about Halloween: the parties, my friends trick or treating together and all of the costumes. In Elementary School, we had a big parade around our school’s lot to show off our costumes and promote school spirit. Afterward, every class would have a Halloween Party. Kids who didn’t celebrate could sit in the library all day or stay home. Being the attention-hog I was, I refused to stay home. After a lot of pleading, my mom reluctantly picked up 2 4-piece costumes from the discount section at a Halloween store: a cat and a devil. From the time I was in the 3rd Grade until now, I have found ways to either make new, unique costumes or mix these two basic ones. Continue reading “What Halloween Means for Me + My Costume, Makeup & More”

Life isn’t Consistent

As I write to you from the belly of the beast, I’d like to apologize to those of you who have enjoyed the consistency with which I’d written on this site in the past. As some of you may have noticed, this site has moved from whenever inspiration strikes to Bella XO. 

I will not delete my old posts because that would be like deleting my past, and we all know that we can’t change the past.

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A Letter to a Different Me// Writing Prompt: Entry 6

For this prompt, I was told to write a letter to myself, and I guess because I’m young I’ll write to my future self. There are a lot of things I hope for when I think about who I’ll be when I’m older. Continue reading “A Letter to a Different Me// Writing Prompt: Entry 6”

How to Stop a Cold FAST

I’ve been sick for the last few days. Because I’m a busy gal, I decided to research some natural ways to get over the common cold fast. In this post, I will tell you some surefire ways to help you kick the cold to the curb! I’ll also give you some tips on how to take care of yourself when you get sick. May the goddess of health be with you! Continue reading “How to Stop a Cold FAST”

Blog Update: Renovation & Reader Appreciation

Today I will be telling you about my blog’s new theme. I will also be thanking my readers. My blog has undergone a few changes and reached important milestones recently—and that shouldn’t be left unnoticed. Hope you enjoy reading! Continue reading “Blog Update: Renovation & Reader Appreciation”

Butter LONDON Pretty Proper Eyeshadow Palette Review +Swatches

Butter LONDON is a makeup company that isn’t widely known. It is an American brand inspired by London. This company sells makeup that is on the more expensive end of the makeup spectrum. The palette I will share with you today has 3 beautiful, opaque matte shades and 3 lovely shimmery shades.  Continue reading “Butter LONDON Pretty Proper Eyeshadow Palette Review +Swatches”

Would My Life Make a Good Reality TV Show?

imgres.jpgOn the radio this morning, I heard the anchor ask this question in reference to a family who started their own reality show after becoming obsessed with Keeping Up with the Kardashians. I find this to be an intriguing prompt due to the fact that it’s a question I have asked myself my whole life. When I was little I used to narrate my life and try to make it seem as though every moment was was worth watching. To this day I wonder if my life is something people would enjoy captured on the big screen. Continue reading “Would My Life Make a Good Reality TV Show?”

Take These 5 Steps to Feel AMAZING About Yourself

Have you failed recently? Do you get annoyed by the success of your peers? Do you feel as though you need to work harder to gain the approval of the people around you?  You can stop that right now. Here are 5 things you can do right now to feel amazing about yourself. Continue reading “Take These 5 Steps to Feel AMAZING About Yourself”

Everyday Makeup Look Using Affordable Products

The makeup you wear every day has to be subtle. It can’t damage your face and it can’t take very long to apply. Unless you’re an absolute pro, you probably can’t afford to do full face makeup when you’re running late to work. Here are the products I use when I’m in a rush and don’t want to look as though I’ve just rolled out of bed. This post is also a tutorial, so the products are in order of which I recommend using first.

1. Eyebrows

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Brow Pencil, Brush, and/or Gel. I use the ColourPop Bro Pencil. It’s just $5. I absolutely love Coloupop and I definitely recommend this product. It is a subtle and very gentle pencil to fill in your brows. It also has an eyebrow brush on the other end of it. Buy it here for just $5. You can also use a small amount of brow gel if you’re worried about your eyebrows staying in place.  Continue reading “Everyday Makeup Look Using Affordable Products”