Category Archives: Mixed Bag

How to Lessen the Appearence of Dark Circles

Dark circles are pesky, unsightly, and difficult to get rid of. There are a number of reasons that you may have dark circles; the main reasons are heredity, lack of sleep, swelling of blood vessels, and vitamin deficiency. There are products on the market designed to help lessen the appearance, we have made a list to help you decide which is the best for you as well as something you can do to help.

1. Get more sleep

Sleep is the best way to relax and let your body rejuvenate itself. An average adult needs about 7-9 hours of sleep, even more so if you are a high school or college student.

2. Eat well and take vitamins

Your body tells you when something is wrong and dark circles are one of them. Make sure your body is getting all the nutrients and vitamins for it to keep looking healthy and young.

3. Cosmetics

If you are like me and all else fails, it may be heredity and sadly there isn’t much you can do but try to cover it up. There are creams and concealers that claim to help.

My Picks:

Best Concealers

Harry Potter Rings

As everyone who personally knows me, I am a full-blown Potterhead. I absolutely love it and now that it’s over, I find myself wanting to show the world my love for it is still strong. These rings are subtle, adorable, and a great way to add a touch of you to your outfits. They come in 3 metallics: gold, gunmetal, and silver.

You can buy them here.

How to Deal with Chapped Lips

The cold has yet to cease and our poor skin, hair, and lips are taking a pounding. We put on endless amounts of Chapstick but to no avail. What else could we do?

Lip Scrubs are a great item to invest in and add into your beauty and care routine. They rid your lips of dead skin cells and reveal and new layer. There are many great lip scrubs out there but our personal favorite is from Lush. They come in great flavors and are edible—bonus! Protect your new, smooth lips with a layer of your favorite lip balm or chapstick.

Start a new bedtime routine by smoothing on some lip balm before bed. A lot of times without realizing it we sleep with our mouths open, leaving our throats dry, imagine how your lips are when you wake up. You can protect them before hand. A great lip treatment to invest in is Sugar Lip Treatments. They glide on and Fresh has the scent of lemon and sugar—la la love!

Do Avoid licking your lips. Your saliva and the cold dry out your lips even more. We know how difficult this can be but try to stop the habit to have healthy, chap-free lips.

Favorite Lip Treatments

Update + Obsession

I know I have not been writing but a lot has happened since my mother has been in the hospital. She is all better thankfully but I am now done with my internship.

Sadly, the company has to shut down due to some problems raising money and getting investors. It’s all in the life of a start-up company. I am now beginning my search again. I would love to get a break but I think it’s best I just keep myself very busy, it’s not like I go out much anyways.

I will write about my current obsession instead: Organization

Organize your Space

All of these items are from The Container Store. I have both the Brocade items. I absolutely love them, they bring dimension and femininity into my room. I have them both on my desk, I placed my favorite Vogue, Elle, and Glamour magazines into the file as well as placed all my pencils,markers and pens into the cup. I had bought two of these cups, the other I use to hold my makeup brushes.

I am planning on getting the acrylic organizer because I currently have a plastic one but it’s not as aesthetically pleasing to the eye as this and my makeup routinely gets the drawers stuck. I can also clearly see what makeup is where instead of guessing, I think that is a plus.

They were all relatively inexpensive and I cannot stop looking at almost every single item without wanting to gut my whole room and start fresh. Hopefully, we can move into a larger space, but for now organization is key.

I think I am starting off on the right foot this year with finally tidying up. I actually gave away some clothes that I have not worn in a long time, or at all. Now, what to do with all my shoes on my closet floor…

I babysat an adorable little boy and his mother paid me in makeup, I will review them as soon as I get the chance to use all of them.




Since some people may stumble upon my new blog, it would only be right for there to be an introduction to be made.

I am a 20 year old Fashion student currently residing in the largely misinterpreted state of New Jersey. I am the offspring of Nicaraguan and Syrian/Kurdish parents. I am a soft spot for cute little babies and cannot live without my laptop.

I don’t have a specific style but I am particularly fond of stripes, gold, studs, and collars (obsessed–honestly). I am a plus-sized gal struggling to love myself for who I am (So many clothes I would die to wear, but cannot). I am striving for a career in Fashion PR/Social Media. I am currently interning at a wonderful start-up company in New York City’s Garment District called Quincy.

I am surrounded by lovely people at my internship and my job (Sales Associate, of course!). I really do hope that my personality and love for clothing, beauty, and accessories comes through my writing and I really would love to take you all on my journey whether it be my blog posts, successes, failures, and other things!

Tomorrow is a new day, a new outfit. Maybe an OOTD! Till tomorrow everyone!




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