DIY Makeup Brush Holders!

Hey everyone!

Today I wanted to share with you this fun and easy craft to organize your makeup brushes! I decided to make these on a whim after becoming annoyed by how cluttered my previous brush set up was. These new holders make it so much easier to organize and find my brushes. If you want to learn how to make these, keep reading!

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The first thing you are going to need to do is visit the craft store and pick up candle holders or jars (with out the lids) that will fit the size of your brushes. I opted for two tall jars and one short. You will also need some type of decorative beading to go in your jar. I suggest getting beads that match your style-so make it fun!

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Next, you will need to pour the beads into each of the jars.

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After you have all your beads poured, you can start putting in your brushes!

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Now you have super cute (and easy!) makeup brush holders. I love these because they are so customizable and work great for displaying brushes!

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Let me know what you guys think! 🙂

-Kelly

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The 1975 Concert


Recently, I attended a concert in Philly for the 1975! The tickets were not very expensive (ranging from $35-50) and then venue was very clean and organized. They had food trucks, food stands, drinks, and merch for sale. The band merchandise was a bit on the pricey side- $40 for a tank top. All in all, the band put on an amazing show and the whole atmosphere was relaxing. During the first song, some people started moshing (not sure why ? Lol) but Matt immediately stopped the whole show and asked everyone to stop and to “help everyone up, give them a kiss, and show some compassion.” The music was incredible and I highly suggest everyone to see them live!

Mini Golf and Arcade Games

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Hey readers!

These pictures aren’t the best and they we’re taken on my IPhone. However, this day was too much fun to not document. My boyfriend called me up and said something along the lines of, “Hey! Let’s go play mini golf and arcade games and pretend we’re kids again!” I already had a free mini golf game for the place so I decided it’d be fun. My boyfriend, his three friends, and I all headed over and played a game of mini golf (which I did not win lol). Then we all went back inside and spent tons of tokens on ski ball, air hockey, driving games and more. By the end of the night, we had acquired a giant pile of tickets! Which I, obviously, tried to fold up all nicely for the lady at the ticket counter. Only problem was that the guys didn’t care and just ran away with the pile towards the counter. The girl counted our tickets and we ended up having over 2,000 tickets! Basically my childhood dream. I didn’t really want any of the prizes so the guys picked out four blow dart things, candy, slime, and giant smarties. I had the most fun that I’ve had in awhile. I absolutely love how Steven (my boyfriend) can make any day fun and adventurous. Next time you decide to go out, maybe try mini golf or an arcade! You might have more fun than you think 😉

-Kelly

How to Start (& Stay) at the Gym

Hello readers!

Within the past six months, I have started to really get into going to the gym and eating healthy consistently. This has been somewhat of a revelation to me. I had gone to the gym plenty of times over the years and never seen results or felt like it had made that big of a difference for me. However, I’ve learned that it is the consistency that truly makes changes in the long run. This has been something I have struggled to do all my life and now that I’ve finally reached my goals (for now) when it comes to fitness, I wanted to share some tips to you about how to start and stay at the gym.

1. Start small- and I mean it

Don’t decide you’re going to go three times a week and do an hour and a half workout if you are not working out already because it just won’t happen. I’ve tried, you’ve probably tried, we’ve all tried. To be successful, start small with once a week or even once every two weeks. It is also important to not overdo it on yourself in the beginning or else you might scare yourself from wanting to workout again if you become sore for three days after. Just saying. When you start small, you develop habits and it doesn’t become this overwhelming new aspect of your life that you can’t keep up with. Simply, start small and take it at your own pace.

2. Bring a friend

This one is super helpful for multiple reasons. The first one is that friends will hold you accountable. You can easily skip a gym sesh by yourself but you are less likely to if you made plans with someone. The second reason is that it reduces gymtimidation. You and your friend are both newbies and learning how to use the equipment together and you no longer feel as uncomfortable around all the senior gym-goers. Lastly, having a friend makes it more fun because you laugh, catch up, and get HOT together!

3. Find a good workout routine

This one really did the trick for me. I’d go to the gym and have no real idea of what I wanted to accomplish or felt as though I did not get that full “workout” that I needed. There are tons of resources from YouTube, Pinterest, blogs, and fitness websites that have free workout routines. Pick a routine that, based on your level, you think you can handle. Then, go to the gym and test them out! You may need to try a couple different workouts until you find one you enjoy and still makes you feel like you got that full “workout”. Keep in mind that you will need to switch up your workout routine from time to time or else your body will get used to it.

4. Educate yourself & learn from others

You pick out this awesome workout that people rave about online and you head over to the gym and you realize you don’t know what a mountain climber is. And what’s this thing called a clean and press? Well, the gym is way more fun if you know some cool exercises to do besides the traditional push-ups, sit-ups, and squats. You can learn these by googling or by watching others in your gym. Some of my most favorite exercises (ie russian twists) were learned by watching other people doing them. So definitely google some fun exercises online and take a look around your gym next time you go.

5. Have gym clothes that make you feel AMAZING

This was one thing that got me excited about going to the gym. I am a clothes addict and style lover so being able to bring this to the gym made me want to go more and more! I mean who wants to workout looking like a potato? Not me! I used this as a reward a couple times by saying, “If you go to the gym for a week, month, etc; you can get a new gym outfit!” This got me to start going to the gym and then after I got my new outfit, I was even more excited about going because I knew I was going to look super cute! Definitely give this a try if you like style or if all your workout clothes are “eh”.

 

I hope you found my tips helpful and that you can start going to the gym more and more! Since going, I have seen results in the way I look, how I feel, and how I eat. All for the better, of course! I’d love to see more and more people experience how rewarding and fun going to the gym can be. Comment below if you have any good tips, questions, or stories!

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Rainy Day 

Yesterday, my friend was getting her senior pictures done at a local park and wanted me to come along to make sure she “looked right”. Well the day started off kind of grey and gloomy but she said she still wanted the day to go on. So I put on my indestructible Vans (mud) and my hooded jacket (rain). Once I got there, it had already started drizzling! She still wanted to shoot so I went along with it. During the whole process of her getting some pictures, I took some selfies and random pictures.


  



This last picture is Karissa asking to do weird pose that obviously didn’t work and then laughing about it for ten minutes straight…

Exploring

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“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

Pictures 1,2,4 by Stosh Wojcik (ig: stoshxjames)

Pictures 3,5,6 by Ezekiel Paul (ig: z.e.k.e)