Spring Break

It’s that time of year again – spring break.  That time where all of the college kids forget what school and responsibilities are and adventure off somewhere new.  This spring break my place of choice was California.  I love the beach and the vibe in California so I went and visited a friend.

IMG_0011.JPGI drove from Las Vegas to Camarillo, CA on Sunday and it took me the longest time to get there.  It normally is only a 4-5 hour drive… and it took me 8 hours to get there.  8 HOURS!!  It was the worst and I was all alone the whole time.  Never again aha.

When I arrived I more or less just went to sleep because it was 11:30 at night.

Monday, I went to Panera Bread and got a pitaya bowl.  It was a pretty relaxed day considering my friend had school.

Tuesday, we went to Good and Healthy, then drove out to Santa Barbara.  We spent the afternoon walking down State st. and peeking throughout all of the cute shops.  Then we stopped on the beach for a little photo shoot.

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Then we drove home. It was such a relaxed, chill day that it really just made me realize how much I can’t wait for summer!

Finally, the last day arrived and it was seriously tragic.  I was so so sad that I wasn’t able to stay a little longer.  But on the bright side… I got my belly button pierced!

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I had some super duper cute outfits throughout the few days I was in Cali, so cute I just HAD to snapchat them duh. (add me tasianicolec)

Day 1:

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Day 2:

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Day 3:

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The rest of break I just spent my time at home or at work… so what I do typically.

Sunday was Easter and so I had dinner at my grandparents house here in town and then went to my sister’s house for a little while to play board games with her friends.

What did you do over spring break?

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DISNEYLAND!!!

Disneyland is probably my favorite place on this planet.  I don’t really know why, but when I think of Disney, I just immediately become overjoyed!  So, I’m thankful for having some friends who feel the same way about it!

My lovely friend Lacy had her 19th birthday on February 28, so we decided to go to Disneyland to celebrate!

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So, Monday the 27th at about 11pm we got on the road from Vegas to Anaheim. There wasn’t any traffic so it was a smooth drive straight there!  We stayed in a little motel for the night and got some sleep for our big day!

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As we arrived at Disneyland and walked up to the gate, we scanned our tickets overjoyed when we head the WORST sound EVER!!!! The ticket was being declined.  Not just one ticket either, no, 2 tickets.  Nick and Ashley’s tickets were both declined and Lacy and I had already gone through the gate.   Now, if you haven’t been to Disneyland before, the tickets expire one year after purchase, so as long as you don’t scan them you can go anytime.  However, once you go through the gate you can’t get a refund.  Whether you were inside for 5 minutes or 5 hours.  It doesn’t matter.

Now we start to panic, because Disneyland tickets are not cheap.  Apparently, what had happened, Disney refunded the tickets to the cards and the money would return in 3-5 business days.  This is upsetting because now how are we supposed to enjoy our day at Disney if we don’t have everyone there.  So, I ended up paying for Nick’s ticket in full and then Ashley and Nick payed for her ticket.  We made it in the park!

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Now, the world was our oyster!  We walked around and rode on so so many rides!  I don’t know about you, but I love to be comfy at Disneyland.  So, before we left, Ashley and I went shopping!

For any of the below items, if I couldn’t find the exact same item I linked to similar or something else I loved & recommend.

The jeans – Forever 21

The shirt – Forever 21

The flannel – Forever 21

The backpack – Forever 21

The shoes – Vans

The ears – Disneyland

Anyways, I took a lot of super cute pictures so here is a slideshow of me & my cute friends!

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Pretty much, the moral of the story is – don’t take life for granted.  Take an adventure, stay up that extra hour, do what you want to do to be happy because in the end that’s all we have.  Memories and joy.  Live your life.

 

 

A parade, a bachelorette party, and a wedding!

You could say I have been a little busy this holiday season.  Just like last year, I was in the annual Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade as a little dancer, and I loved it just as much as last year too.  Here are some pictures I wanted to share from that, as well as the display picture for this post.  Also, I made it a slideshow cuz I thought it was cuter.  Don’t judge.

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Next we had a bachelorette party and a wedding for my brother Bret and my friend Bella’s wedding.  Probably the most adorable thing I have ever been a part of and might I add I am so thankful for having been a bridesmaid in their lovely wedding.  I will definitely share more professional pictures of the wedding on my Instagram and Twitter so definitely check those out (links on the Contact ME! page).

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So definitely been an experience.  On top of all of this madness, I had my birthday and Christmas which were both wonderful thanks to my friends and family.  Love you all.

How was your holiday season?

Breakfast of Champions?

The other morning, I was running late for school (which happens to be a normal thing for me) so I wasn’t able to grab anything on the way to school for breakfast because on this particular morning, I was running REALLY late.

So, I was in my car when I realized… I HAVE A BAG OF FLAMING HOT LAYS IN THE BACKSEAT OF MY CAR OMG.

Now I know what you are probably thinking, flaming hot lays? What? When has this ever been a thing?? Well, I didn’t discover them until the other day when I went to Walmart with my friend Lacy.  She decided to walk down the chips isle and BEHOLD – flaming hot lays.  Sure, I’ve had your typical flaming hot Cheeto or your Takis, but never had I ever had a flaming hot lay.  So I tried them, and OH MY GOODNESS!! They’re delicious.

Back to the story – I was driving and I realized I had the bag of chips and I got ridiculously excited because well, I love those chips.  Only problem, however, it was 7:30am and I don’t know about you but I don’t really consider that the prime time for eating chips. But, I did it anyways.

I ate the whole family sized bag.

Not my proudest moment.

Now, it was around 8am and my mouth was on fire and I had nothing to drink because, once again, I was running late.  I noticed a bottle of water on the floor of the passenger seat of my car and deeply thought about whether or not that was the best idea.

I concluded that yes, it was a perfect idea.  So, I sat and drank my water that was probably sitting in the car for about a week.  It tasted a little funny but in the end it was an okay decision.  So, that’s it.  That is the best breakfast you can have when you’re running ridiculously late. 🙂

New Face Product

Okay so I know I don’t have any experience reviewing any products ever, but I just bought a brand new makeup remover from Sephora thats from IT Cosmetics.

And trust me, I am no beauty guru but when it comes to this product, all I want to do is rave about it.

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So, it comes out as a waxy material and you apply it all over your face where there is makeup, including on your eyelashes, and you leave it on for 1 minute.  After the minute is up you will rinse your face with minimal scrubbing, you won’t need to scrub hard, and the makeup will literally melt off of your face.  I know that sounds too good to be true so I have before, during, and after pictures of my face when I used it.

img_2622This is the before picture, my makeup is still on and in tact, as you can see I am wearing foundation, concealer, mascara, and I did my eyebrows.

This is the during picture, I just applied the remover and it was already MELTING off of my face, mostly my mascara, I hadn’t waited the minute yet and I hadn’t rinsed.img_2623This is the after picture where I rinsed off my face and patted it dry.

img_2625LIKE, HOLY CRAP.. IT WORKED.

I was also wearing waterproof mascara and idk if you wear waterproof, but if you do you will know that stuff NEVER comes off, but it did first try with this makeup remover.  I was seriously impressed.  So if you are interested in buying this lovely product it is by IT Cosmetics.

img_2627Called BYE BYE MAKEUP. It is 3-in-1 which means it is a makeup remover, a cleanser, and a moisturizer all in one.  Now, don’t use this product for every day cleansing of your skin, but feel free to use it any day you have makeup on.  They do recommend using a normal cleanser/face wash after to completely clean your pores but if you are exhausted and don’t have time to do so, don’t worry about it because it does do the job already for you.

10/10 would recommend.  And like I said I got this product from my local Sephora so go pick one up it is LITERALLY magic.

Nature, School, and other…

Schools all around the world are so different, from elementary, middle, high schools to college.  But what do some of our schools have in common?

Let’s find out.

I took some pictures from all around my campus, and I want YOU to help me find out what kind of campus’ are most popular.

 

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This is one of the more beautiful aspects of my campus, there are palm trees and a beautiful view of the Las Vegas skyline from the library … is this like your school? How? What city is your school in?

 

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This was taken on the same day on the same campus… not so beautiful huh?  Is your campus more like this? How? What city is your school in?

Is your campus a mixture of the 2 like mine? How? What city is your school in?

I can’t wait to hear from all of you in the comments below.  I wish more campuses looked like the first 2 pictures rather than the 3rd…. it’s much more beautiful.

Bad Study Habits

I’m not going to lie, I am quite the procrastinator.  I know, big shocker there but when it comes down to it, I really am bad at making myself do homework or study for tests I don’t want to have etc.  I mean, can you blame me?  It’s not like sitting and studying is how I want to be spending my afternoon right? Exactly.  Well anyways, I wanted to just get that out there before I explain my INSANE LUCK on my first quiz in a class in college.

I LITERALLY just got extra credit on an exam I didn’t study for.  I guessed on all of my answers, and I got a 28.5/27 on my quiz.  Don’t ask me how I did it, because I have no idea. But I’m not going to lie, I am not proud of not studying.

I have a pretty busy schedule with school, homework, work, and life getting in the way… but I could always make time to study.  With saying this, I encourage all of YOU to learn from this and don’t be stupid like me :]

If you don’t know how to get started, let me help you.

  1. Everyone studies differently. Whether you focus better in quiet or if you have music playing, just set up your ideal study scene and get cracking.
  2. Don’t stress yourself out.  When studying, don’t focus too hard on the negative aspects because you might end up frying your brain and you won’t be able to retain any of the information you need to.
  3. Use your resources.  If you have a test on the chapters of your textbook, read it over and take notes that you could further study off of.
  4. Ask for help.  If you haven’t ever been good at studying, ask a friend or someone to help you out!  Even getting a group of friends together and studying all at once you can get a lot more done and it has a little more of a fun aspect to it!

There are plenty more tips and tricks I could give you but, these are just a few that come to mind. Personally, I like to sit in my school’s library with my headphones in and focus on whatever subject I need to study for, but I’m also the person who loves being surrounded by my friends as we all study together!

Try some stuff out and see what works for you!

Do you have any neat study habits? I’d love to hear them :] Comment below!