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Words To Live By

Quotes can be so powerful and inspirational. I am constantly surrounded by positivity and motivation. My current school planner has quotes at the bottom of each month and I have a mini chalkboard on my desk in which I write a quote I like. I hope these serve as motivation to better yourself this year.

"It is not selfish to put the oxygen mask on yourself first." -UnknownI heard this at an event where a fellow student shared that she would like to be more selfish this semester and focus on herself. I think that sometimes, especially in college, we can get caught up in helping others that we don't notice that we are hindering ourselves from achieving more. While it makes us feel good at the moment, we may be stripping ourselves of the time and energy we would rather want to pour onto something else. By putting the oxygen make on yourself first you are prioritizing yourself and allowing yourself to have more time to get to tasks you keep putting off. Then, when you have done…

The Top Shows and Movies I Watched This Winter Break

My winter break sadly came to an end yesterday, but I noticed that I watched a lot of movies and shows during the time that I would like to share. Does anyone watch tv anymore? Most of the shows and movies I watch are either on Netflix or Hulu, but I don't know if that is just me. Anyways, here's my list:

ShowsFriends This is my favorite show of all time! I have probably watched this show from beginning to end three times. Naturally, this has become the show my boyfriend and I watch together and I love remembering lines and singing the theme song. I always find myself coming back to this show because of the comedy. My favorite characters are Chandler and Phoebe because I can relate with them on so many levels and love their quirkiness. This Is Us I didn't hear about this show until Christmas. My cousin told me it was a really good show and would make me cry. I am a big cry baby, but I saw this as an opportunity to make my younger brother cry. He still hasn't cried, but …

L'Oreal Paris Rouge Signature Influenster Voxbox Review

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What is Influenster?
As an Influenster member, one can look at reviews on many products (not just beauty products), ask questions about products, and try out many things for free. They also started selling beauty boxes with many items (some full-sized) for a much lower price. I use it mainly for reviewing purposes: either I review free products or I look at reviews on items I'm curious about. I think it's a great way to look at reviews in one app instead of looking at various sites. If you're interested in signing up, click here
The L'Oreal Paris Rouge Signature Voxbox I received three complimentary matte liquid lipsticks from Influenster for testing purposes. The shades I'm testing out are I Create, I Rule, and I Am Worth It. Overall, I LOVE these lipsticks and think the names are so inspiring. They are light, not too drying, and high pigmented! I don't often wear pink or red lipstick because I always feel like they are too pink or too red, but these are real…

Reflecting on 2018

The Best of My YearLike every year, 2018 has its ups and downs. My life mainly consists of my school work, but I have learned to balance my personal life with my academic life. This year consisted of many great lessons and memories. These are my best memories and accomplishments of the year:
Volunteering at a Dog Shelter I started the year by joining a club in which I was able to walk dogs each week at a shelter. It was such an amazing experience and I hope to do it again when I go back to school. I am a huge animal lover (specifically dog lover) and I had a great time connecting with them and seeing what the environment at a shelter really is like. I was always afraid of walking the bigger dogs because I'm a small person and I was scared of the dog jumping on me and accidentally hurting me. If they did, they would have to be isolated, so I did everything in my power to be safe around the dogs. However, my friends encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and I had a lot of fun …

Why Everyone Should Crochet A Scarf This Winter

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I Made an Infinity Scarf in 3 Days
I find that crocheting is a very relaxing activity and now that I'm back home from college I have time to do so much! I've made an infinity scarf for my sister before, so I am not a complete beginner, but it has been so long that I felt like one. You can easily find YouTube videos for beginners and the pattern I chose was very simple. For reference, this is the YouTube video I used: How To Crochet an Infinity Scarf - EASY for Beginners

This took me three days and I had a lot of Christmas shopping and gift wrapping to do each day. So even if you have a pretty busy day, it should not take more than a few days to complete. I like to do this at night before going to sleep while I watch TV or YouTube videos.  

I think that everyone should crochet themselves a scarf because it's cute, inexpensive, and a great stress reliever. I opted for this BEAUTIFUL royal blue yarn because 1. it's my favorite color and 2. I had so much yarn of that color.I …

Bubble Tea Discovery!

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Le Moment Maspeth, Queens This bubble tea place opened up a while ago and I have been waiting for the perfect time to go. I've only known of one other place nearby to get bubble tea, but I would have to take the bus. Finally, my brother got out of school and told me he hasn't tried it out yet either. We decided to go on a family trip to see if this place meets our expectations. So my younger brother and I met our sister there and here are our final thoughts. The Drinks
My drink: Strawberry Bubble Tea ($3.75) I really enjoyed this drink because it was really sweet and I have a big sweet tooth. I gave this to my mom to try and she thought it was too sweet, but even after I added water to the drink it tasted just as sweet. So maybe if you take it to go, you can really stretch out how long you have it. The smallest size they served was a medium, so that's the one I got. The price compared to the size and taste of it was really good. I would definitely buy this one again. My bro…

Crepe-alicious!

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Crepes are one of my favorite things to eat. How can you go wrong with a nutella-banana-strawberry crepe? I always look for different places that have crepes so I can purposely make plans nearby. Recently, I started taking yoga classes and on the first day I noticed that there was an adorable crepe place right on the corner. I was so excited that the next day I made sure to go there right after my class (I'm feeling good, don't I deserve a treat?). As I kept exploring Astoria, I found another crepe place with a twist -- Japanese crepes. What??? I've never heard of this and knew I had to try it.
Sunberi Frozen Yogurt & Crepe; Astoria, Queens This was the first place I visited. It was around mid-day and the place was pretty empty, which I did not mind. I tried my classic nutella-banana-strawberry crepe (~$6) and loved it. This is a great place to go, especially if you are going in a group and someone doesn't want a crepe they can easily get frozen yogurt. I'm sur…