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I made a Glossier order and went on a Target run to pick up a few new goodies. I haven't done a beauty haul on here in a bit, so I thought I'd share some of the things I picked up! 

As you may know, Glossier* recently launched a new product called Solution and with it came the launch of Glossier* cotton rounds. I don't have acne-prone skin so Solution isn't super on my radar, but the cotton rounds totally were! I usually buy my rounds from Ulta, but the most recent batch I got was terrible - they totally left cotton fibers all over my face after each use. Yuck! So far I've used the Glossier* rounds once, and they totally did the trick. I love them!

After ages, I finally decided to pick up the Perfecting Skin Tint and Stretch Concealer. Again, I've only tested them out once but so far I'm into them. I'll definitely be doing a full face of Glossier* video on my channel in the coming weeks! I also picked up a new boy brow because my current one is running low. I bought it in brown since I've been growing out my natural hair color again so my eyebrows won't look too harsh in contrast to my hair. 

On my Target run I picked up a couple of e.l.f. products and my holy grail mascara, L'oreal Voluminous Carbon Black! This mascara is my tried and true, and no matter how many other brands I try out, I always find my way back to this one. I've been wanting to try out a cream blush product and I found this one from e.l.f. for only $4. I also picked up a basic lip tint and clear gloss. Hopefully these all work out well! 
What's your most recent beauty purchase? 
x Alicia
*I'm a Glossier rep! Get 20% off your Glossier order by shopping with me! I earn a small commission, and you get $$$ off! http://glossier.com/reps/aliciaenkhulzii
I am a homebody. I love being at home, relaxing, and in my own space. Today I wanted to share a few of my favorite things to do on a typical winter's night in when I just want to enjoy my own company. 
As you all know, I absolutely love jeans but my favorite thing to do to get cozy is to pop on a pair of sweatpants! My favorite pair are these from Gap - yep, they're from the boys section so I got them in XXL! After I'm cosy in my sweats, I'll turn on my electric kettle to get ready for some tea. My tea of choice on a cold winter day is chamomile. It's so calming and tastes great with a teaspoon of honey. 
Once I've got my tea, I'll cozy up on my couch and wrap myself in a throw blanket for extra warmth. If I'm feeling up for it, I'll spend a few hours reading a book - I'm currently reading Not Alone by Craig A. Falconer. It's about aliens, so naturally I'm into it. After that I'll switch gears and watch something on Netflix or Hulu. I've been watching season 2 of The Magicians and Supernatural on Netflix, and SVU on Hulu (they have like every season!). I'll usually watch a few episodes (or an entire season) and head to bed! 
I love chill winter nights where nothing is on my agenda. I can just chill out and clear my head.
What are your favorite things to do to wind down when it's cold out? 
x Alicia

Okay, so it's the third week into the new year and one of your resolutions is to finally get your life together, right? Well, I probably don't have all the answers you're looking for but I can help you with organizing your life! If you're struggling to stay organized, follow these tips.

IMO things don't go right without a plan. Grab yourself a planner that has monthly and weekly calendars with space to plan out your days. The first week of the month I made a content planner for the next 6 months to help keep myself organized, and I know its going to keep me on track! 

To do lists are lifesavers. If I don't write things down, then chances are I won't get them done. I like to make daily lists with things I need to accomplish for that specific day. If I've got a ton of things to get done, I'll break my day up into segments and give myself time slots to get things finished. To do lists are also great because when you cross something off your list, you feel like a boss. 

I love a good file folder. And storage boxes. Also, baskets. Baskets are awesome. The best way to keep my house organized is to stick everything in its own separate container. All legal, financial, and important documents are separated into different folders within a hanging file box. I do the same with all school documents that I decided to keep after graduating. I keep all TV and extension cords in a storage cube in our TV shelf unit, our throw blankets are housed in a wire basket next to the couch, and our dog has her own toy basket. Keeping all our items in separate places helps for easy access and an organized home.

I wouldn’t necessarily say I enjoy cleaning, but I do it quite often. To keep my house organized I pick up the house daily. This is easy as putting shoes back to their proper spots after taking them off, and always hanging up coats and putting away scarves and gloves. Before we go to sleep, I like to put the throw blankets away, and put the remotes back onto the table. Picking up your house helps to reduce the amount of clutter you have, and makes the weekly “deep cleaning” day a breeze.

Organization is great to give you a clear head, and just makes life a lot simpler. What’s your favorite organization tactic? I’d love to know!

x Alicia

Obsessed with this pic I snapped at a ski resort in Wisconsin. That tree looked so lonely, but made for a great photo!

I love date night, but once the cold weather hits it can be a bit more challenging to find fun things to do. If you're super lost on where to start for your next date night, I've got you covered. Here are a few ideas for a fun date night in the winter time!

Ice Skating
If you want to brave the cold and do some winter activities, go ice skating! This date idea is especially fun if you and your date both suck at skating because you'll make fun memories falling on your butt together.

Dinner and a Movie
Spice up the traditional movie date, and check out a dine-in movie theater! You'll get your food and drinks served to you in your seat while enjoying whichever new movie floats you and your boo's boat (my husband and I love Marvel movies!). 

Game Night
Sometimes the weather is going to be in the negatives, and no one is going to want to actually leave the house. Have a fun night in, get in your pj's and play some games! This would be a good opportunity for him to teach you how to play his favorite video game, or you teach him yours!

Bowling and Pool
Have some friendly competition and play a few rounds of bowling and finish off your night with a game of pool! These games are fun whether you win or lose.

Comedy Show
Comedy shows are such a good time because you get to let your guard down and laugh together in a super chill environment. This is also a great stress reliever!

My husband and I on date night after seeing a comedy show!

Build a Snowman
When there is snow on the ground, there are snowmen to be made. Get outdoors and build a snowman then go inside for a hot cup of cocoa. You two will have so much fun and you don't have to spend any money!

What's your favorite winter date night activity?

x Alicia


I think I've mentioned this before on my blog, but every year I like to create a "things I hope to accomplish by age __" list. Granted, I probably won't actually look at the list more than twice in the whole year, but I just like to have a general idea of some goals and milestones I'd like to hit. So to kick off 2018, here are some things I hope to accomplish by age 25 (oh my goodness I'm going to be 25 this year)!
  1. I feel like this is on my list every year, and every year I fail. But I really do think this is the year I succeed at blogging and posting content consistently. If anything, I will have at least one post, be it a blog post or a video, live each week. Count on it!
  2. Build a closer relationship with God and read my bible more!
  3. Be more productive and take fewer naps (I literally nap every single day - not even kidding)!
  4. Save more money.
  5. Have new experiences.
I never make true "new year's resolutions", but more milestone goals. I've written down a ton more in my journal, but these are a few of the ones I really need to make happen! 
Do you have a "Things I Want to Accomplish" list? Let me know if you do, and how many things you've crossed off your list this past year.
Here's to a magical 2018, and a fruitful age 24.
x Alicia