Sunday, November 29, 2015

♡| 50 Things About Me! |♡

Well, the title says it all but I'm going to give you 50 random/interesting/important facts about me! Enjoy! 


1. I have a twin brother - no we can't read each others minds.

2. When I was born I weighed 3 lbs. I wasn't premature, my brother was a healthy weight.

3. I have 5 sisters & 1 brother. 

4. I have 2 pet snakes, 4 fish (including a baby), and a bearded dragon.

5. I'm not a very big dog or cat fan. #reptilegiiiirl

6. I've been in a relationship with my boyfriend for a little over 5 years now.

7. I moved out of my parent's house when I was 16 & I've been living on my own ever since.

8. My first crush was on Aladdin.

9. I'm a huge Disney fan.

10. But I don't really like watching movies, I'd rather watch T.V.

11. I actually love Glee.

12. Don't ask me if I like The Walking Dead or Breaking Bad, I've seen them & I hated both.

13. I love wrestling! (wrestling > football)

14. I honestly love every movie Leonardo DiCaprio is in, I think he's a great actor.

15. That being said, The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite books, although the movie wasn't that great.

16. I'm not much of a drinker, but when I do its always White Zinfandel.

17. Beyonce is overrated.

18. I hate fruit but I like vegetables.

19. I hate coconut & banana everything. The scents make me gag.

20. I have generalized anxiety disorder & I used to get a lot of panic attacks (none lately).

21. I'm terrified of the dark & spiders.

22. I really want to swim with sharks.

23. I love singing & I would love to take professional lessons.

24. I love anything that allows me to show my creative side.

25. My favorite colors are yellow & pink but I actually like every color.

26. I feel the need to have various colors of things (ex. clothing, nail polishes) & I try not to always pick my favorites.

27. My first born son will be named Elvis.

28. I'm a huge fan of older music, I rarely find anything new that I enjoy listening to, but when I do I'm always so happy.

29. I really like to eat dessert after every meal. 

30. I'm not naturally blonde. I have brown hair but I've been dying it since I was 16 & I'll probably continue doing it for the rest of my life. Brown hair doesn't suit me well.

31. I want to write a book.

32. I was majoring in psychology in college to become a neuropsychologist, but for financial reasons I stopped going.

33. I might decide to go back but for a paralegal studies certificate.

34. I want to travel to Germany, Russia, & Africa.

35. My favorite vacation spots I've been to were Canada & Aruba.

36. When I was younger, I loved Pokemon & Dragon Ball Z.

37. Family comes first. I'm so loyal to them.

38. I used to love rap music & only listen to that.

39. I'm very mature for my age.

40. I used to play soccer for 7 years.

41. I took dance lessons for 2 years, I wasn't very good.

42. My boyfriend is my best friend.

43. I had my belly button pierced but I got an infection & now I don't. :(

44. I hate a lot of the fashion trends right now (crop tops, overalls, etc..)

45. I really like Dianna Agron as an actress, I wish she got more recognition.

46. I honestly miss Juicy tracksuits, they were so damn comfy. hahaha.

47. I love Christmas, I love giving gifts.

48. It took a long time, but I finally love myself.

49. I'm really against drug use, but I will never promote any stigma about it. I've watched people I know suffer with addiction and I hope to one day raise awareness, inform people, and help find more treatment and coping options. 

50. I really enjoy staying up late & sleeping in. 

I hope this helped you learn a little more about me.
Let me know in the comments if we have anything in common.

XoA

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

GoFundMe | Rant

Out of boredom I was scrolling through GoFundMe.com just now, to see if there were any causes I could donate to. I typed in my zip code to get some local results because usually those get much less attention then the nationwide news story fundraisers and I have to say I'm utterly repulsed at some of these things people are asking money for.

One second I see a fund for someone who needs help with rent and food and very little of the projected amount of money they wanted has been donated so far. Then, I see some punk college student who literally started a fund so he could buy a video game...

First of all, he's a college student so he should be working as well as going to school, (and don't say that isn't possible, I used to work 40 hours a week & go to school full time & maintained a 4.0 GPA), second, a video game is NOT a necessity under any circumstances. He only asked for $70 and it's not as much as say, someones medical bills or funeral expenses may be, and I understand that a lot of GoFundMe has to do with how much you use social media, (more bs), BUT there are people out there with serious things going on in their lives. 

There was also more than one fund set up for people to take recreational vactions. "Molly needs $5,000 so she could probably go to Italy and get drunk with her friends for a week but she's going to claim it's because she wants to experience another culture", (not an actual fund but it might as well be). Once again, traveling recreationally is NOT a necessity. (Unless it's a "bucket list" sort of thing for a person with a short amount of time left to live). I would love to travel and being someone who is 21 and pays ALL of their own bills and has been for almost 5 years, it's not something that I can even picture doing in the near future. Maybe in a few years when I start a career and such, but I'm not going to sit there and beg strangers for money for an African safari when I can't afford one myself. I find stuff like this extremely ridiculous. Go get a second job to fund your travels or to buy your toys. Try not going out on a Saturday night, or try to eat all of your meals at home instead of going out, then maybe you can reward yourself with a nice vacation or something.

I just think it's a selfish thing to do, to post about something stupid and have it appear below someone who just had their son die and can't afford for funeral services and such. We need to start focusing on helping people who really need our help. Whether it be an illness or death in the family, a possible foreclosure, bills that someone needs help paying, or a cause someone is trying to raise money to donate to, even if you don't know who this person is, if you have the money help. If you see someone post a GoFundMe fund and you happen to click on it and donate, why don't you also look at the local feed and see if there's anyone else you can help out. Also people, think twice when you post ridiculous things on a site like that because not only does it anger people like me, but I'm sure people who are going through real traumas don't appreciate it either.

End Rant.

Let me know in the comments what you think. Whether you agree with me or not, let me know. I'm always down for a debate!

XoA 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Free Sample Clutch At Sephora.com! | Review & Link!


So right now Sephora is doing an awesome deal where if you spend $25 you can get a FREE clutch/make-up bag filled with 8 samples! [This deal is online only, for Beauty Insiders. If you're not a Beauty Insider, sign up online.]
The best part is, you get to choose what kind of samples.
There is four different sample kits to choose from, (I'll have a link at the bottom of this that will take you right to the website page that shows you your choices).

I ordered one because I actually had a $15 Sephora gift card, so I really only had to spend $10 of my own. Unfortunately I can't show you the things that I got because I'm in the middle of packing because I'm moving, but if you want to see my buys, let me know in the comments and I can definitely make that happen when I get settled into my new apartment. 

The "type" I chose was the Playful Prep bag, because it had more of the things I actually like to use and some things I really wanted to try. It had the Urban Decay setting spray that I heard a lot of amazing things about and I can't wait to try it!
There's also three other "types" of bags.

The samples are pretty decent sized too, the perfumes are the regular tiny samples Sephora usually has, which for me, is sometimes enough to last me a couple of months, (I have a pretty decent collection of those). I also got two mascara samples in my bag. One is NARS and the other is Lancome and they're both actually pretty big, they'd probably last me a couple of months also. I also got a small sample of Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Oil, (it's the same size as the perfume sample bottles), which I also heard great things about and I can't wait to try!
So if you're planning on shopping online at Sephora anyways, it's so worth it to just punch in the promo code and choose your free bag!

Everything I got:
  • Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Oil
  • GlamGlow THIRSTYCLEANSE Daily Hydrating Cleanser
  • Sephora Collection Oil Infusion Color & Care Lip Gloss
  • NARS Audacious Mascara
  • Jack Black Lipbalm
  • Lancome Full Body Mascara
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Make-up Setting Spray
  • Stella McCartney Perfum sample
Also, if you're a Beauty Insider and you haven't gotten your birthday gift yet, put that promo code in at checkout also and you get two NARS Lip Pencils.
And of course don't forget about the 3 free samples you always get to pick out at checkout.
Happy Shopping! :)
XoA

Link To Free Clutch:
Promo Code for Free Clutch: PARTYPICKS

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Hello!

Hi everyone, I'm Ali & welcome to my blog!
I've always loved writing so I decided to create a blog!

If you're into:

Fashion
Beauty
Hair
Cooking & Baking
Music 
Art

Then you've come to the right place!
I'll also post random stuff, because you doesn't love that!?
This is for everyone & everyone, I hope you enjoy.
Remember to follow me & to leave any comments, I'm so excited to hear from everyone!
Thanks!
XoAli