June Haul 2014

Hello everyone! The beginning of this year started out bitter-sweet for me, but this month I’ve finally been given a break. I still have had a little bad luck, for instance my iPod Touch broke (the home button got stuck) and I wasn’t able to purchase a Macbook for university either. But I’m slowly starting to be able to look at the bright side of things and remembering that everything happens for a reason.

Some big news that I have which is the only reason I was able to do this little haul, is that I finally got hired somewhere!! You can click here to read about my getting a job issues because I don’t want to repeat myself, but I’d like to thank anyone who knew I was struggling with finding a job and who sent me positive energy or kept me in their prayers. I really appreciate it, you have no idea =)

I don’t want to go on a rant, so I’ll move on to my June haul and after I’m done I’ll try to give a little update on how I’ve been doing since my last blog post.

Skin Care

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I’m going to try to do this in sections, so the first one will be skin care I guess. Nothing fancy, I got the Jergens Natural Glow daily lotion because I wanted a healthy glow for the Summer. Once I use them up I plan to get something better for my face since it doesn’t have SPF. Next I bought some toner by Simple, I have normal type skin but have trouble getting rid of my acne and recently found out it’s because I have problems with Whitehead’s. So that’s why I decided to try it out and I use it after I wash my face and then apply my moisturizer. Last I bought the Secret clear gel deodorant (2 pack) because I’m sick of my clothes getting white stains on them, I have no idea why I didn’t try it sooner because I love it and now it’s my staple!

Beauty

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The next haul section is beauty. I’ve always wanted to make cat eyeliner my signature look and finally purchased a bent eyeliner brush to help me learn how to apply it on my stupid hooded eyelids. I haven’t used it or the Maybelline gel liner yet, but can’t wait to start practising! The next two are my staple products that I always use, you can see my review of the rocket mascara here. Sorry if the pictures are not showing, it seems that each time I transfer blogs, the posts get messed up. The Fit powder is my favorite face powder because it lets your skin breath and it actually goes with your skin tone, women of color have a hard time finding makeup that fits them and I’m happy Maybelline keeps that in mind.

Entertainment

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I already have Spirited Away because it’s my favorite movie and this weekend I was able to get Kiki’s Delivery Service while it was on sale, I think the prices can go as high as $30 but I got it for $20. I’m hoping to start collecting all my most liked Miyazaki movies, next I’d love to get Howl’s Moving Castle or The Cat Returns.

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This is just my Summer reading, I’m still stuck on chapter 8 but I do plan to finish it when I have more free time. If anyone is into spiritual stuff, I’d recommend this book to them. Sonia Choquette is very knowledgable in my opinion and I hope to buy more of her books in the future.

Fashion

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The last section of my June haul is fashion. Now that I have a stable income, I hope to build a better wardrobe because I’ve been long overdue for some clothes that actually make me look like a young adult. I can’t stand being called cute, even though people say it as a compliment I don’t take it as one. To me it basically means you think I’m a child or don’t take me seriously etc. Just the other day I had a woman at the cash register talk to me like I was 12. Apparently we were around the same age when I showed her my ID card, but she just kept talking about how I looked like I was someones little sister (I’m the oldest child) and how “precious” I was when I wasn’t really doing anything but trying to get my stuff I was buying before I got smart with her LOL.

Hopefully I’ll learn how to do the perfect cat eye soon and at least that will make people think I look more my age before I can get more clothes. Anyway, to get back to the haul the neon bracelet above is a gift from my new significant other. He gave it to me from a rave he went to and he has a matching one, so I thought that was really sweet. I don’t want to get too personal on here, but maybe I’ll post some pictures of us later down the road. All I have to say is that he makes me happy and that’s all I care about for now.

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These are just a pack of socks I bought for work, they’re supposed to cushion your heel and toes. I never wear sneakers because they don’t go with the arch of my foot, so I hope these will help and if not I’ll buy some gel cushions or something.

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This pack of socks was just telling me to buy them and one of my goals this Summer was to wear more color, so I got them. If I can’t wear them at work to show my personality through my uniform, then I’ll just buy some Vans and wear them with those since it seems to be the only type of shoe I can stand wearing besides boots.

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Next is a top I got on sale, I really want some tribal outfits and this was kind of like that so I got it. If you click on the picture of it, you should be able to see the elephants on it. Sorry that I didn’t model it, but what makes it so cool besides the pattern is that it has little slits on the sides of it and it’s also shaped like a maxi dress. My goal for my new wardrobe is to dress in more layers and have more clothes that go with my body shape, so this was a good start.

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And last of my June haul is this see through crop top, I plan to wear it at the beach and use it to wear with my skirts because I have a hard time finding shirts that go with skirts. I feel like it has to look or be shaped a certain way for it to go with it, I can’t just wear a regular shirt and tuck it in like I see some people do.

Now for a little ranting, LOL. I hope you guys enjoyed this haul, maybe I’ll be able to do more in the future but we’ll just have to wait and see. I definitely would like to do more fashion type posts and start doing product reviews again. I’ve been thinking about switching back over to Blogger, only because it seems that people care more about the style of a blog than the content that’s on it. If I knew I was going to be a very active blogger, then I’d get a hosted blog again. But sadly I don’t think I’ll be doing it, plus I want to start vlogging and feel like the challenge of video will be more fun.

So if I ever suck it up and start copying & pasting all my posts from here onto Blogger, then I’ll start using it again. I think it’s really stupid how they only let you import other Blogger blogs. If they cared at all, then they’d start listening to our complaints which is why I still think Google might get rid of Blogger.

I want to say more, but it’ll just be random thoughts going on in my head at the moment. Thanks for reading and please comment if you liked this post!

Princess Jellyfish Anime Review

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I used to be really into giving anime reviews for a while, but stopped after I felt like there was no point writing a review if it was a popular anime that everyone had or was watching already. However this particular anime that has gotten popular on Tumblr recently, made me want to do a review on it simply because it’s very inspiring and entertaining! If you haven’t seen it yet, I hope this review will make you want to watch it =) Continue reading