What I’m packing for my weekend getaway to New Orleans! ✈️

Good morning and happy Monday you guys! 

My trip to New Orleans is 24 days away and you know I always love to plan ahead with everything because it makes me feel more organized. So I thought I’d go ahead and think about what I’m packing for those 3 days especially since we decided to go to the beach! 

I think I’m going to bring 4-5 outfits total to wear out in case I need to change or I’m not feeling it. So for those I will have to go shopping for, but this is how I am imagining it to be. 

  • two dresses (need to buy some pretty ones)
  • pair of jeans
  • leggings
  • 4 pairs of shirts, can be casual or fancy 
  • 4 pairs of shoes
    • converse
    • wedges
    • sandals
    • flip flops for the beach
  • swimsuit (need to buy a new one from Target soon unless my old ones can fit)
  • beach cover-up
  • sunglasses (need to buy a nice pair because I just gave mine to my mom)
  • possibly a cute sun hat
  • my pjs (a shirt and shorts)
  • an outfit to travel in for the car ride

I think that’s about all the clothes/accessories I should be bringing since we will just be gone for 3 days. I always overdo it, but I guess you can never have too many back up clothes right?! 

Some of the other things I’ll probably pack in my purse or book bag is my Kindle for the car ride so I can read my book, my planner (maybe, not sure if I want to carry this around yet), chapstick, wallet, my camera + charger, phone charger, and my camera stick. Want to carry around a light book bag, so I’m either going to use one of my older ones or get myself another one! I have been eyeing this Coach one, but I’m not 100% sure if I want to buy it yet. 

What are some essentials you guys pack on a short trip like this? Should I bring anything else?! Let me know in the comments 🙂

 

Ulta 21 Days of Beauty is here!

Hey guys!!

We are having some great weather here and to make it even better, Ulta has released their list for the 21 Days of Beauty! Every year, Ulta has their 21 Days of Beauty sale and I always get at least 1-2 items that are really good deals! Here’s the link to the event!

Now since it’s specific items each day, I like to go through each day and see if I want anything and then write it down so I remember to go that day or order online if I can’t make it in! For some of the days, nothing caught my eye, but here’s my list! 

3/19: 

  • Mario Badescu* Botanical Exfoliating Scrub on sale for $13

3/22: 

  • Urban Decay* Eyeshadow Primer Potion on sale for $12, this is one of my favorite eyeshadow primers and works great with my skin
  • Peter Thomas Roth* Hungarian Thermal Mask & Moisturizer on sale for $29.. a little pricey, but I’ve never tried it and it looks good

3/23: 

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills* Brow Wiz on sale for $10.50.. this is a STEAL! I would get one of these, but I have one brand new one at home and one I just started using recently so I don’t need it. If you’re looking for a light, easy brow pencil this one is great

3/25:

  • Skyn Iceland* Eye Gels on sale for $7.50-15.. never tried these but they look like they would work well

 

3/29: 

  • Tarte* Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette on sale for $19.50.. have always wanted to try this one out and it’s a good price. Might be useful for traveling especially because it has a mirror

3/30:

  • Mario Badescu* Drying Lotion on sale for $8.50.. my sister uses this and says it works really well

4/1: 

  • Clinique* Moisture Surge 72 Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator on sale for $19.50. One of my favorite moisturizers and it’s a great price on sale, will stock up

4/5: 

  • Mario Badescu* Vitamin C Serum on sale for $22.50. Vitamin C is super good on the skin and I have been looking for a good serum from a brand I can trust
  • M•A•C* Prep + Prime Skin on sale for $15.50.. I have the Mac fix + spray and I love it so maybe this will work as good

4/6: 

  • IT Cosmetics* Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara on sale for $12.. one of my favorite mascaras so I need to stock up! Also got my mom hooked on it, so I will grab one for her as well! 

So there’s my list, does anyone else have any favorites they stock up on from events like this? Might as well get it when it’s on sale, right? 🙂

Tuesday April 17, 2018 🌿

Good morning!

Happy Tuesday, it’s a much better day weather wise than this weekend and yesterday and it makes all the difference in everyones moods! I have lots to blog about which I am going to do in the next 2 1/2 hours before my class so be prepared for A LOT! As of right now, I am drinking coffee in my room and just having a good time. I cut up some bananas and oranges – these oranges I bought are like pink on the inside and no I didn’t accidentally buy grapefruit, but they’re actually pretty sweet!

So, yesterday I got everything done that needed to be done for my bridal shower, I’m going to post some pictures of what we did. It was a very long, tiring day honestly. That took FOREVER especially because we ran into some dilemmas, but in the end everything turned out so cute! So here are some pictures:

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So those little boxes have rose petals inside and then some little candies. We had to put the boxes together, fill them up, then close them back up and tie those little bows around the top. I think they look so adorable! Then we did these ribbons on the flower vases, well Sejla did because she made the best ribbons hahahah and real flowers will go in each of them (I think there’s like 7 or 8) and we will put them on each table. What I forgot to take a picture of was the props Sanela and I had to glue on a stick. There were a bunch! Medina was our little helper throughout this whole day, she gave us which prop to glue 😂 And omg I totally forgot to take a picture of the party favors… but I will add more pictures the actual day of my shower! They are little nail-polishes and they are soooo adorable because they look like they have veils on them. Anyways, that seems like it wouldn’t take a long time, but it took a couple hours. We also thought of some games, I think we’re going to do like 3-4 of them to take up the time. But yes, that’s all done with finally. Everything else is just decorating on Sunday. I also got my dress and shoes so I am set to go!!

Mirhad started packing up his stuff from his room, basically everything besides his clothes and I also need to start doing that soon. I think I’m going to need a couple storage containers to pack my stuff up because I have a bunch of small things and I think it would be best to do just 2-3 big containers. But OMG…. 29 more days till I move out and get married!!! WOOHOO!!! I can’t believe how fast time flew by… well not really but now that it’s getting closer and closer I feel so anxious. I know our parents will be sad, but I know we will see them a lot so it will be like we never left (kind of). Anywayssssss, I am so excited to have my own place and I can’t wait to start decorating. We will be looking at furniture a lot for the next 29 days so we can furnish this place!

I also need to get in touch with my future workplace so we can finalize stuff, they said around this time or end of April would be when we start doing the process. Oh, also…. Adisa will be working with me!!!!!! She got an offer and we are sooooo excited!!! I’m so happy for her and I think she really deserves this after a tough semester of searching for jobs and going to tons of interviews! I can’t wait to work with her, I think we will be in the same building so it will be fun! We can carpool, eat lunch together, go on breaks together, etc., I can’t wait 🙂 🙂

Just came back from driving Mirhad to school and now I am about to start getting ready for class. I need to make another to-do list today so I make sure I don’t forget to do the stuff I need to do. It just little things and some aren’t even pertaining to the shower, it’s just stuff I need to do for myself.

Today when Mirhad gets out of class, we’re going to go to Weekends Only to look at furniture. Hopefully we find something we like, it’s so hard for us to like the same couch apparently lol. —— Weekends Only is CLOSED bc it’s a weekends only store… dumb moment for me hahahaha. So instead we will go buy storage bins so I can start packing!

Meant to upload this post earlier today, but I went to school and didn’t bring my computer, so now I am at home finishing this before I leave to go pick up Mirhad. My mom went to SAMS the other day and I feel like she didn’t get anything good 😐 so I think at Walmart I’ll pick up some bagel thins and maybe one orange because Walmart’s is the BEST. So I didn’t get what I was hoping I’d get on the test, but I did really good on my homework so my grade basically stayed the same.. YAY! I also think if I do well on the quizzes and rest of the homework that I can pass with an okay grade which is just enough for me 🙂 That means I don’t have to stress too much about it. I have a micro test coming up and I don’t even know what I have in the class because he hasn’t posted any grades this semester at all.. eh, I think I’ll be okay with this one too.

I think we’re all going to go on a trip like after graduation and school ends in May probably for a week or so, it’ll most likely just be me, Mirhad, Ermin, Anel, and Sanela. We might go somewhere in the mountains which GETS ME SO EXCITED!!!!! It’s been way too long since I have hiked at the mountains and inhaled that fresh crisp air ❤ so I will probably get going on planning that too 😀 I don’t even care if it’s Colorado again… you know that’s my favorite place!! But just anywhere outside, maybe even Yosemite or Grand Canyon? Who knows?! But that means travel posts, woohoo!!

But yeah, that is pretty much everything I’ve needed to update on. Now that I am a little less stressed out, I can focus way more on blogging. See ya! 🙂

Tuesday April 3, 2018

Hiiiiiiii!

Happy Tuesday! It’s April, can’t believe how fast this year is going by, but that means one more month until school is over. Let me calculate how many weeks exactly – okay so 5-6 weeks because I know one of my classes ends in 4 weeks and the other our last exam is like the week of graduation. So I’m just going to say 5 weeks to make myself feel better 😂

Meant to blog yesterday about my day, but time flew by so fast I was in bed before I knew it. I woke up this morning around 9 and cleaned the kitchen.. seriously my siblings don’t know how to clean anything SMH so I spent like 30 minutes cleaning the kitchen. Apparently Mirhad came over last night and played FIFA with my brother all night and slept over.. I didn’t even know so it was funny to wake up to him in my dining room doing his homework hahaha. I drove him to school after I cleaned and then I came back and watched an episode of This is Us and I seriously miss watching that show but I feel like I have so much to do in this month that I don’t know where my mind is so when I’m able to sit down and watch it or any show I like for that matter it makes my mood better. 

So I downloaded this app called Like to Know it and you can take screenshots of stuff you find on Pinterest or anywhere else and it’ll tell you where you can buy the clothes or whatever you screenshot. You can also follow a lot of bloggers who use that site and I found some people I like to follow so I know where to buy clothes from in the future. My goal is to change my style for when I start working because at that point I’ll be starting a new job and it’s important to look my best going into a professional setting! So on that app I found these wedges that I have been looking for in stores for like maybe 3 months now no joke and the link took me to Target’s website and guess what?! I found them at Target for $35!!! Everywhere else I’ve seen them they’re like $60+. Plus, I also had a 20% shoes coupon through the Cartwheel Target app and it brought my price down to $28, so it was deff a steal. I can wear those to graduation and even my bridal shower, they are so comfortable. 

I’m about to go work on the house a little bit and then possibly go to the gym. We’re supposed to switch out all of the ceiling fans and clean the floor again and then Mirhad’s dad has some electricity stuff to finish up. We will finish the basement by the end of this week and when my parents are back from their vacation, we will go buy a kitchen, YAY!!!!!!!!! I’m very excited about that part. After the kitchen is done, it will be time to furnish our home 😀 I’m seriously going to have so much fun doing that. And then as soon as we are done furnishing… we are moving in! So like one more month and I get to live with the love of my life, yasssss! I’m so excited ❤ 

Last night I wrote out the ultimate to do list and I have sooooooo much to do 😦 May hurry up plz. At least when it’s May, most of my worries will be gone, like the anxiety from my bridal shower and all of that planning. All I will be worried about is graduation (I know I will be super nervous about that) but it’s all going to pass by so quick and then I’ll be married before you know it!!!

So yeah, that’s all, bye! 🙂