Category Archives: Writing

New Goodies


Neautrogena water gel (I am loving this stuff at the moment)

Zoella fizz bar (so excited I found it at Target!)

L’Oréal true match powder in C2

Burts bees mango lip balm

L’Oréal collide Riche lipstick in Julianne’s nude 620 (juliannes red is gorgeous too, I wore that ALL last summer practically) 

What are you’re favorite products at the moment? 🙂

Love, 

            Nat 💖

It doesn’t get to you 

It doesn’t get to you until you step inside the doorway.
It doesn’t get to you until you hear ” I feel the baby kick.” 
And you’re immediate reaction is to place you’re hand on her stomach. 
It doesn’t get to you until the hour long drive back home that feels like a breeze,
But over time grows more and more distant.
It doesn’t get to you until empty spaces are filled with friends of family.
It doesn’t get to you until you look at the backyard and remember looking up instead of down
It doesn’t get to you until you drive down the road you learned to ride you’re bike on.
You’re first wheels. 
It doesn’t get to you until a tiny hand is placed in the palm of yours and you realize, this is the most precious thing. 
It doesn’t get to you until tears well up in you’re eyes and everything stops briefly.
While you’re hand is on her stomach,
And you can envision the life ahead. 
It doesn’t get to you until then. 
It doesn’t even phase you. 
*** Note: I literally just wrote this out of nowhere thinking of earlier today. Hope you don’t mind me sharing it. I hope you all have a good day too. *** 

Love,

           Nat 💖

FOTD: Rainy Friday

Today, my makeup is simple. It’s raining (normally I love it, today eh not feeling it too much) but it’s all good because I have on my yellow raincoat. 🙂


What I’m wearing: 

Benefit Cosmetics erase paste concealer in “light”

Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow in “light brown”

Too Faced Better than sex mascara

Benefit galifornia blush 

Wander highlighter in “ivory” 

Tarts park avenue princess lipstick 

Mario Badescu Rose water facial setting spray 

P.S. I know, I need my brows done BAD haha.

Love, 

          Nat 💖

Lee Stafford Miracle 

This is the Lee Stafford Miracle Heat Defense Spray with Argan oil from morocco. It’s pretty amazing. 

Here’s why: 

1. It smells great.

2. It makes hair look shiny and healthy, not to mention keeps it healthy when used before blow drying or using a curler etc. 

I bought mine off of Amazon last summer (it’s not too available in the U.S. from what I know, sadly), realized I never mentioned it before and so now here you go, it’s the flippin’ best. ✨

Love,

           Nat 💖

I Have A Choice

Get this.

I’m wearing this eyeshadow, I’m wearing this full face of makeup, or at least what *I* consider a full face of makeup— for Myself.

I’m not wearing it because social media told me to.

I have a choice.

I have an option of whether or not I want to wear makeup.

Everyone seems to try to pinpoint what is “right” and what is “wrong” all the time, or they try to keep on everyone’s side to seem like they aren’t bias.

Now let me tell you, I care, I do. I care a lot about everyone I meet, what people think of me (semi-sometimes) because everyone feels this way, it’s just natural to care.

Everyone questions “am I good enough, is this winged liner even, do I even feel like wearing foundation today… no, but I’m going to wear it anyways because there’s this cute guy in my class and in order for me to work up the courage to even look at him I have to look inside my soul, find this confidence that’s buried somewhere, and LET IT FREE by wearing whatever make-up makes me feel damn GOOD on this day.”

Yes, that sentence was completely bombastic and slightly unnecessary.

But the key thing to remember out of what I just said is confidence.

Everyone has it, it’s fueled by different things. Me for instance, I do better at life in general when I feel like myself, when I feel good, whether that’s with make-up or without.

There used to be a time where I wore make-up because I felt like I had to. I felt naked without it, or I felt just completely not myself.

And sometimes I still do feel that way, but I’ve noticed the caring on that level has SUNK, let me tell you.

I went out in public, with no makeup, hadn’t washed my hair, I looked like I was going through a crisis slightly, because I kinda sort of was, and I took a smoothie to this guy that sort of liked me but I wanted to be clear we were just friends and I thought he was sweet.

SoooooOoOoooOOOOOO I went back in the house and immediately was asked “what, you went out like that?” and I said “yes, who cares? If he likes me anyways then he needs to see the real me, and accept me, right?”

*laughs at self *

…………………………………

ohhh my goddd

And then the other person just looked at me and smiled probably internally screaming “what happened to you?!?!?!”

But seriously, I’m sitting here telling you that you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing to feel good about yourself.

You don’t have to wear a full face of makeup; you don’t even have to wear any make-up.

And yes I know there are girls that exist who do both proudly and props to you, I am that person too—sometimes.

But the truth is, I just love makeup. And, I also just love rubbing my eyes.

Everyone stresses about being liked but it’s all about doing whatever you like— that will help you achieve this happiness and validation you’re searching for.

And if you’re really looking for likes, you need to be yourself. An original, not a copy of a neighbor or celebrity; you’ll be surprised how many positive responses you get when you yourself feel good about what you’re doing, wearing, and putting out into the world.

*P.S. I sort of want to film a video on this, do you have any thoughts on it? Am I missing anything or do you sort of relate to me at all? I’d love to hear. 🙂

Love,

Nat

New Changes 

I got an apartment!!

I don’t know how the hell im going to afford it, but I’ll figure it out. 🙂

I’m really excited, it will be much better than living in the dorms.

My own space, no crazy drunks, a bit off campus so I’m not constantly thinking of school or things I should be doing…

And away from my crazy roommate now, that I love but has some tendencys to drive me insane.

Considering I’m an introvert, moving into an apartment with someone that has a lot of the same views is going to be really good I think. 

As I told my sister the details on the apartment she responded with “I won the lottery” sooooo that was cool. I’m hoping this summer that luck spreads to me haha. 

Also, in the spirit of this semester almost being over and new things happening, I decided to try the mango black tea lemonade from Starbucks (I’ve never had before) which now has become a favorite.

Here’s to new beginnings 😄

Love,

           Nat 💖

High End VS. Drugstore

Because I just feel like it I’ll make a mini list of makeup, both drugstore and high end that I love.

*Note: These are not dupes, they are alternatives that I personally found work well*

High End

  1. Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream $43
  2. Hourglass Mineral Veil face primer SPF 15 $19 / $54 / $75
  3. Benefit Erase Paste $26
  4. Nars Sheer Glow (Have not tried this yet but hear it’s amazing) $47
  5. Bare Minerals Original Foundation ( I like to use this as a powder or foundation) $28.50
  6. Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer $20
  7. Too faced Natural eyes Eyeshadow Palette (One of the least expensive yet amazing quality at Sephora) $36
  8. Urban Decay Eyeliner $20
  9. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (yep, that’s really what it’s called, Benefit They’re Real Mascara, Tarte Light’s Camera Lashes Mascara $23 / $24 / $21
  10. Tarte Blush, Benefit Coralita Blush $28 / $29
  11. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit $40
  12. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer $30
  13. Dior LipGlow Pink $30
  14. Becca Highlighter $38
  15. GlamGlow Glowsetter makeup setting spray $32

Drug Store

1. Olay Complete Daily Defense All Day moisturizer SPF 30 $13

2. Rimmel London Fix and Perfect Primer $7.99

3. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer $8.99

4. L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation $12.99

5. Essence Matte Powder $4.99

6. NYX High Definition eyeshadow base $6.99

7. Wet N’ Wild walking on Eggshells trio $2.99

8. Rimmel London Waterproof Retractable eyeliner $5.99

9. L’Oreal Miss Manga, L’Oreal Carbon Black, L’Oreal Telescopic / Maybelline Great Lash $7.99 / $7.99 / $9.99 / $5.99

10. Revlon RavishingRose (I don’t know why but at first I thought it was called ‘Racy Rose’) blush $10.99

11. Wet N’ Wild Ticket to Brazil Bronzer $4

12. Revlon Lip Butter, L’Oreal Colour Riche $5.99 / $8.99

13. Mario Badescu Face Spray $7

Genuine Music and Genuine Soul

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (assuming you’re not Patrick Star that is), you should know that Harry Styles is kicking ass in the music industry.

He’s making a mark, his own mark with music influenced from what he enjoys listening to and what he would listen to.

“Sign of The Times” has been out since a couple weeks ago and just recently on Saturday Night Live (SNL) he debuted another song called “Ever Since New York” which I have to say might be even better than the “Sign Of The Times” track.

I’m writing this simply to let you know that Styles is worth listening to whether with old or young ears, it’s a new vibe that isn’t electronic or auto-tuned to the hilt– it’s fresh, new, and genuine from the artist.

Music like this, is music that will never go out of style.

Also, I have to add that Jimmy Fallon and Styles were Amazing on SNL. Amazing with a capital “A.” Both are hilarious, both are talented AF, and both do something to me heart I can’t describe besides make it smile.

Love,

Nat

P.S. I watched Moana for the first time EVER last night (finally!), and that Disney movie is fantastic. Go watch it if you haven’t, just go. ❤

Also, The photo on the SNL set I believe was taken by Rosalind O’Connor (who’s amazing, at least from what I’ve seen over on SNL’S Facebook page. 🙂

She’s Me 

She’s silly. 
She’s an absolute goof. 

She stays up watching episode and episode of Doctor Who until she gives into sleep. 

She loves ramen noodles, but only the chicken kind and she eats them with a fork. 

She loves twinkly lights, they give a touch of magic. 

She feels a pounding in her chest when she remembers people from the past, but also people in the present and future. 

She wants to give her parents the world but has no means to do it just yet. 

She loves the sunrise, much more than the sunset. 

She always ties her straw wrapper into a knot to see if anyone’s thinking about her. 

She laughs at anything awkward, tears at anyone’s heartache, and smiles when she finds something funny. 

She feels everything happens for a reason. 

She watches funny YouTube videos to distract from the world when it gets a bit too much. 

She strives to be unique rather than ordinary because ordinary is too simple and bland. 

She’s a girl, in love with the world and everything, and everyone in it. 🌎