Milk And Honey: The Hurting Review

Milk and Honey is a ‘poetry’ book that’s divided into 4 chapters. So what I decided to do was take my favorites from each one as well as talk about what I thought of each chapter. To save this from being an extra long post I figured I would break it up into 4 separate parts that I’ll publish every Thursday over the next couple of weeks. I don’t really consider this poetry, I mean it is in some ways. But it just seems more like someone ripped pages out of a diary and placed line breaks. Which I don’t see a problem with, I actually enjoyed it. I felt like it gave it more of a raw emotion feel too it. This book focuses on a bunch of different feelings and purpose. It deals with healing, abuse, femininity, loss,love, and trauma. A lot of people can take feelings from this book and connect them to a time in their life when they felt certain ways or dealt with certain things.

I’m going to share with you the ones that I took something away from, and give you a little insight on why I took something away. So in a way you’re learning more about me as well.

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My whole life I was told to be kind to people even when they weren’t kind to me cause you never know what anyone is going through in their life at that moment. And one small kind gesture can change the way the day goes. It was always common courtesy.

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Another thing I was told my whole life was to speak up or I was going to get walked all over. But whenever I spoke up I struggled to find the words and always got laughed at. So I stayed quiet, afraid that if I used my voice I would be shut down by the laughter or by someone who just felt the need to interrupt and shut me down completely. When we get to more parts of the poems you’ll certainly be hearing how I grew out of this and how I managed to deal with people.

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So many reasons behind this and so little words I really want to say at this moment. I don’t have a relationship with my father anymore due to his choices of words and his actions when it came to things with my sister and I. I learned that I have better people in my life who deserved my attention than someone who wasn’t going to change and continue to tear me down. Maybe someday I’ll share more.

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This is the last one in the hurting chapter that I felt an deep amount for. Once again it has to deal with the people that have always interrupted by their laughter or their words. I was like that for a good majority of my life up until 2 years ago when I finally started to speak up for myself and how I felt about the way people were treating me in my life. I’ve been much happier since than cause I knew now that some people deserved my words while the others deserved my silence. I pay no mind to people who can’t build me up and who I can’t build up. I don’t need to explain myself to anyone, if I feel a certain way all that matters is that I stick to it and never let anyone persuade my decision otherwise.

Well there you have it guys! My sort of  review on first chapter of milk and honey. Did you guys read this book? Which did you connect to the most if you did? Or if this is your first time seeing any of them, do you think it’s something you want to read? Leave your comments below, and I’d love to talk about them!

How I deal with Humidity Hair.

Ahh, don’t you just love it when your hair starts to get all wavy and frizzy? Cause I sure don’t. I’ve struggled day in and day out with my hair frizzing up and my waves coming out in full force. I didn’t really prepare my hair for the humidity that was going to happen today, and usually I do. But I forgot, and I didn’t really get much of a chance to fix it during my day yesterday. But it’s supposed to be the same way today as well as the rest of this week, so I figured why not show you guys how I deal with humidity hair. I took this picture last night, it might not look bad but the pictures I was sending on snapchat throughout the day were hilarious might I add but my hair was so annoying. Every time I brush it, my hair just kept getting worse and worse.

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First I like to make sure I do it after I get out of the shower. So every morning after I shower I like to comb my hair to make sure that it’s straight and easy to run my fingers through. Next I like to take my Pantene Smooth frizz fixing serum and pump some into my hand.

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I’ve had this for over a few months now and I still didn’t run out.Which is amazing by the way with how much I use it. After I use it I just let it sit in my hair before I comb it again once it starts getting a bit more dry. You can either use a blow dryer or not, I prefer not too unless I’m going somewhere. This is how it looks after all of that.

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The lighting is horrible in my room and too bright in other rooms.( I can never win) But from very wavy to pretty much straight I may need to do it again sometime throughout the day but it stays in pretty well. But if you haven’t tried this product before, I recommend it. It works so well, at least for my hair. I really think you should give it a try, but if you have. Does it work for you? Or no? Comment down below, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. Thank you guys for reading!

New Blog Days

Hi guys! I told everyone before that I will be changing the blog dates closer to the time that I start school, and I just want to let you guys know that the new days are going to be Tuesdays and Thursdays starting this week. I was supposed to post about this yesterday but I ran into some technical issues and they finally got resolved. I may post a blog on Saturdays too but I’m not quite sure if it’s going to be an every Saturday thing just yet. As always thank you guys for reading and I hope you guys don’t mind about the switch up on the days.

Reviewing every drugstore liquid foundation I have tried.

Today I’m going to talk to you guys about pretty much all of the drugstore liquid foundation I have ever used. Pretty much all my life I have used drugstore foundation and I have loved getting it. I always found myself going back to it, possibly because I haven’t found a high end make up foundation that was affordable and available near me.

I struggled finding a shade my whole life that actually fit me really well and didn’t make me look pale or orange. But after a few tries I actually found some that matched my skin but sometimes didn’t really quite work.

So for #1 I have the New York Color BB Creme Foundation 

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I always struggled to find the right color for my skin. I tried the light and the medium but both weren’t right at all. They didn’t have that many shades so whenever I did use this I had to use a slightly darker powder which just made everything look really bad. Not to mention this always ran out so quick no matter how little I used. The instant matte just felt weird on my skin as well and the coverage pretty much sucked. But I hope they changed some things in this and made it better but I don’t really see this on the shelves in any more stores.

#2 E.l.f. Beautifully Bare Foundation Serum

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This has to be my favorite drugstore foundation. E.l.f. pretty much never failed me when it came to affordable make up that looked like it belonged in a high end store. The foundation pretty much matched my skin correctly every time, but this one is my favorite. I use the fair/light because it works either way. The coverage is medium for me so I usually use a concealer in places where I feel I need it. But other than that I love this foundation, it feels very light on my skin and just compliments my skin so well.

#3 Wet N Wild Coverall Creme Foundation 

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I feel like I went through some sort of phase where I liked foundation that looked like this. Cause pretty much right after I tried New York Color creme foundation I tried this one. While this one I was able to find a better match for my skin, and it definitely felt better on my skin. This still isn’t my favorite thing in the world, and I didn’t find myself using it again after I ran out. A little went a long way with this and it lasted way longer than NYC one. For something called coverall you think the coverage would be better but it didn’t really cover a lot for me even with concealer.

#4 New York Color Smooth Skin Foundation

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Yeah, I tried yet another New York Color foundation. Once again I struggled finding a color that matched me the way that I needed it too. I learned very quickly that their options for shades pretty much failed in comparison to a lot of the foundations that were out by the time I started to wear make up which was pretty late in the game. It was said that this could last up to 14 hours and that was not true. The coverage was so good at first and this was on the lighter side. But after an hour or so of wearing the make up I could see pretty much every imperfection shining through. Plus side of this it lasted a little bit longer than the BB creme and a little bit went further than the last.

#5 COVERGIRL Clean Makeup Foundation

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This ended up being my second favorite foundation even though the shades sort of fell off a little bit but it was never something a little powder wasn’t able to fix. The coverage of this is amazing. But it does has it’s downsides where I find that I need to blend and blend so that way it’s not looking orange on my skin. The lightest shade is too light so I always go the next one up but sometimes it just looks a little too dark for my skin tone. I will admit that this is a very light foundation and I don’t feel like it’s clogging up my pores every time I use it.

Well there you guys have it, that’s a little bit of a review on all of the drugstore foundations that I have used over my time of using make up. I want to try on the fenty beauty foundation cause I’ve seen so many videos about it and heard that it’s amazing. I know it’s not really a drugstore price but at I believe $34 I still don’t think that’s too bad. So when I do try that out which I’m hoping is very soon, I will let you guys know my thoughts on it. And if you guys have tried any of these foundations that I talked about up above, tell me what you thought in the comments. Or if you tried a different drugstore foundation that you love or hate for that matter I would love to hear about that as well. Thank you guys for reading!

 

My updated skin care routine

Hi guys! Today I wanted to tell you guys how my current night/day skin care routine is. I would like to say that I use less products now and I’m kind of happy about that. I put a stop to using the apricot scrub all together. I don’t even use cetaphil anymore as well. However I do still use the equate all day moisturizing lotion.

My night time skin care routine is pretty easy, I just use biore deep pore charcoal cleanser before I use equates all day moisturizing lotion.

So this is how it usually goes. If I’m wearing make up that day I’ll take a make up remover before taking my biore deep pore charcoal cleanser and to get it in really good I’ll use my facial scrub brush in rose gold. ( I know it just looks gold in the picture but it’s not the lighting was just not agreeing with me today) I don’t remember what brand the facial scrubbing brush is, I got it as a gift last year. But the bristles are so soft and it comes with another one that has a little bit rougher bristles. It has 3 different settings but I like to use the medium paced setting or the slow cause the faster one feels a bit harsh on my skin. After I use all of them I usually just put on the equate all day moisturizing lotion and a little truly does go a long way.  I don’t really do the night time routine as often as I should. Usually if I don’t wear make up the morning routine lasts pretty much all day and I don’t feel the need to re do it. However I do use soap and water on my face on the days where I don’t wear make up so that way my face still has that clean feeling and I don’t have a set soap that I use all the time but I do make sure their is no fragrance or anything like that in the soap. I haven’t use it in a little while though because I’ve had a pimple on my cheek that has been causing so much discomfort.

For that I usually just go in and use the oxy on the go acne stick.

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Now for my morning routine it’s pretty simple, I like to use my e.l.f. hydrating gel mask that I have talked about for a little while now so I put that on and leave it on for about 10 minutes before I wipe it off and take a baby wash cloth because it’s not rough and it’s actually a really good thing to use for your face if you have sensitive skin ( or even if you don’t) it’s just better to use to be honest. After that I take the loreal hydra genius daily liquid care for normal/oily skin and it really does make my make up routine and everything else pretty easier.

Well I hope you guys enjoy it, and I would love to know if you guys use any of these products or what your current skin care routine is. I’m always open to hearing new things or trying them as well.

Keeping The Moon / Review

This book was a breath of fresh air. Probably one of the shortest books I’ve read this year,at just 228 pages. Keeping The Moon by Sarah Dessen is a definite must read if you haven’t already. It has a young girl who is afraid to stand up for herself or see herself as someone that can be beautiful. She doesn’t have friends until she goes to live with her aunt Mira for the Summer and meets Morgan and Isabel. This book has a hint of a love story but it focuses on Colie figuring out herself and having friends that actually care about her for the firs time.I just think that’s so wonderful, it actually focuses on a characters growth and not just meeting some guy and learning about herself through him. Not to mention I absolutely love the name of the cafe she begins working at which is called Last Chance. I got some pretty good take aways from this book, and it was certainly something I needed to read when I was Colie’s age and going through some things. So now onto sharing my favorite quotes from the book.

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I love this so much because I always sought out the good in people and in every situation. So this sort of makes me feel like that’s okay. That no matter what anyone else says, if I want to look for the good in situations most of the time that I can.

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I don’t really have a way to put this in words on how I feel about this except PREACH.

#3

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I love this so much just because it makes me feel all happy. That there is a song in your head that you can’t stop singing no matter how old it gets.  It’s just like friendship in some ways.

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I’ve always been a strong believer in other people can build another up. Whether it be in a small way at first and the rest you can do yourself. Or if someone has a huge impact on another and they start slow to building themselves up.

Well there you guys have it, that’s my review on Sarah Dessen’s book ‘ Keeping The Moon’ and my top 4 favorite quotes from it. I began to read a new book recently so I’m hoping to post about it really soon. xx, Katilyn

My top 2 August Favorites + E.L.F. GIVEAWAY!!! – CLOSED-

Today I wanted to do something new and talk about a few products that I loved throughout the whole month of August. There isn’t that many that you probably didn’t hear of cause I like to tell you guys when I try new things so this is pretty much just going to be an update on how it’s been since I started using these products.

#1 L’Oreal Hyrda Genius Moisturizer for Normal/Oily Skin 

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As you guys know I tried this for the first time when I got it as a freebie and I can say I’m in love with it. I ended up getting the full sized product and I can say that it’s become one of my favorite products. I don’t use it everyday it’s more like every other day but my face feels okay the day after as well so I don’t feel the need to use it everyday.

#2 E.L.F. Hydrating Gel Mask

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Once again I talked about this a few posts ago,and I have been using it nightly ever since I got it. I pretty much ditched my night time skin care routine and just started using this. It’s not harsh on my skin at all ( and my skin is pretty sensitive) and I feel like my skin is soft and feels way more hydrated than it usually would after using some other face masks.

Now onto the part I know you guys are waiting for and the part that I am so excited to announce.MY SECOND GIVEAWAY!

Lately I’ve been posting about skin care and some eye make up products/ removers. So I figured why not giveaway products that I love.

First off I want to say that this is in no way sponsored by e.l.f. and this contest will start today ( September 11th) and last until next Wednesday. ( September 20th)

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Prizes Include:

 

  • 2 Eyeshadow Palettes ( Happy Hour and Golden Goddess)
  • 1 Volumizing and Defining Mascara ( Jet Black)
  • 1 Natural Lash Kit
  • 1 Eyeshadow Brush
  • 1  Smudge Brush

 

Rules to Enter:

  • MUST BE 13 YEARS OLD OR OLDER
  • MUST LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES ( I am sorry once again guys, I’m going to work on an international one soon)

All you have to do to enter is click the link below and good luck!!! **Remember I do check all entries multiple times to ensure a fair chance to everyone who enters.**

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/52e6780d1/?

WINNER HAS BEEN CONTACTED!!!

My Fall Reading List

I haven’t been able to read much this past week so I don’t have a weekly quote round up of the current book I’m reading. Therefore I decided to tell you guys what is on my current reading list this fall.

There is currently only 4 books on the list because I don’t really know how much time I’m going to have because I start school on October 9th and hockey season is picking back up really soon. But I’m sure I will have more books which you will know about when they get added cause I am going to be getting John Green’s new book when it comes out so that will be added once I get the book itself.

For now the 4 that are on my list is

  1. Supernatural: Nevermore by Keith R.A. Decandido 

I was looking for this book for so long and waiting for it to come back in stock and now I finally have it and I’m looking forward to reading it cause Supernatural is my favorite show of all time.

2. Supernatural: Bone Key by Keith R.A. Decandido 

Once again I was waiting for this one to come back in stock as well and I finally have it so I need to read them. I have most of the others but it’s the same story where the stock where I like to get my books is very low on certain ones but they will be coming back in soon.

3.  The Alibi by Sandra Brown 

I originally got hooked and wanted to know what this book was about when I seen the cover of it. I ended up reading the back of the book and I can say I’m interested in knowing what else happens in the book.

4. Keeping The Moon by Sarah Dessen 

I don’t think I need to say why this is on my list just that it’s Sarah Dessen and she pretty much will always be on my list in one way or another.

 

There you have it guys. That is my fall reading list so far, I can’t wait to read these books and add more to it as everything goes on. I’m sorry for the short and sort of boring post I hope to make up for it next week.

I tried false lashes for the first time yesterday.

I’ve never used a pair of false lashes until yesterday. I seen them at the store countless of times before but I always felt that my eyelashes were already long enough so why should I use a pair of false ones? Well I tried my hand at a pair of dramatic lashes and I can honestly say I’m impressed.

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Of course I used my first pair is from e.l.f. you really can’t go wrong with their stuff. I just felt like this pair looked better and I figured if I wanted to notice a big difference I should either go big or go home. I learned that you should cut the eyelashes to match the shape of your eye ( thanks to all the beauty bloggers and youtube videos for that tip) and I went ahead and followed the directions on the back on how to apply the lashes.

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I tried my best and I believe I got it mostly on my lash line. I ended up taking my eye lash curler to try and get them to blend in together ( which is another tip I learned) and used my e.l.f. volume plumping mascara.

On the left is what I look like with the false lashes on while the right is they look like without any false lashes on. I thoroughly enjoyed using these and next time I’m going to get the other pairs that I really had my eyes on which is the flirtatious luxe lash and the natural lash pair.

Also I started collecting things for the next giveaway so expect that really really soon!

Trying Albolene Eye Makeup Remover

In a previous post I mentioned that I got one other sample product off of womanfreebies.com and this post is going to feature it. It’s called the Albolene Eye Makeup Remover and it’s paraben,fragrance, and preservative free.

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I ended up putting 3 different random eye shadows on my hand as well as eyeliner and mascara since this apparently removes even waterproof mascara. It tells you that a little goes a long way so I added a few tiny drops and they weren’t kidding when they said a little goes a long way.

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This is what it looked like once I put the products on. I really packed on the eye shadow, my eyeliner was liquid so that’s why it looked like that. So I did as I was told and put a few drops on my hand and rubbed it in a circular motion until it started coming off.

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Almost immediately the eye shadow came off. But I still struggled with the mascara and the eye liner. I even took a soft cloth which it recommended to use that or a cotton pad and wiped it off. This is what that looked like.

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Once again it’s not that bad so I put two more tiny drops on the area and once again began to rub it in circular motions gently like they said and it still wouldn’t come off all the way. At this point I would have rather just used a make up wipe and just went along with my normal night time skin routine.( which changed and I will write an updated post on that later this week)

I wasn’t really impressed with the way this worked. A pro is that it made my skin feel really soft in that area. So if that’s something you enjoy this product is right for you. Other than that I am not a fan and will not be buying this product any time in the near future.