July Ipsy Bag 2018

Sorry my July bag is so late! Better late than never I guess! Here goes nothing!

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This is the bag. It’s actually really shiny and glittery in person and I love it.

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I was surprise to get another makeup brush! Not that I’m complaining but it was just surprising, that’s all.

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This is the eyeshadow in Exquisite. I’m not much into black eyeshadows so this was kind of disappointing. I’m still willingly to work with it to see if I like it or not.

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This is liquid highlighter and I like the color. I’m pretty excited to try to play around with this.

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I love this color and I love lipsticks so I was pretty excited to see this!

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I actually never used a sheet mask before and I’ve been interested to see how it works, to see if I like it or not.

That’s it folks! I know this was short but I hope you liked it nonetheless!

-Ashli

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50 Questions You’ve Never Been Asked Tag

I watched Erika over at The Perks of Books on YouTube did a video answering these questions so here I am doing this on my blog! I hope you like it! Also, if you want, you can do this tag as well! 🙂

The questions:

1) What’s your favorite candle scent? I don’t have a specific scent. I just like what I like. There’s a.winter scent from Bath and Body Works I really like called ‘Sweater Weather’.

2) Which female celebrity do you wish were your sister? This one is hard! As of right now, I can’t really pick. Maybe Anna Kendrick?

3) Which male celebrity do you wish were you brother? Hmm, Gaten Matarazzo possibly; he’d make a cute little brother, I’d probably tease him constantly. He’s in Stranger Things and his characters is one of my favorites. He also is an activist. I already have four brothers so why add him to the mix? lol.

4) How old do you think you’ll be when you marry? I have no idea. I’m already 27. My boyfriend and I aren’t ready to take that step.

5) Do you know someone who is a hoarder? Yes. Yes, I do.

6) Can you do the splits? Nope!

7) How old were you when you learned to ride a bike? It was actually pretty late in my childhood. I didn’t really care to learn because I thought it’d be too hard. One day I just hopped on and went. (To this day, I’m still a horrible bike rider though lol).

8) How many oceans have you swum in? Um, maybe two.

9) How many countries have you visited? One for only a few minutes (because of a cruise).

10) Is anyone in your family in the army? No but there was, my grandpa. My dad and my uncle were at one point for a short period.

11) What would you name your daughter if you had one? Elizabeth, aka Ellie

12) What would you name your son if you had one? Aaron

13) What’s the worst grade you got on a test? I’m a terrible test taker. I got F’s on so many tests.

14) What was your favorite TV show as a kid? I had tons. So Weird, Pokémon, Yu-gi-Oh, Are You Afraid of the Dark, and plenty more!

15) What did you dress up as for Halloween when you were 8? I believe I was Jasmine or Snow White that year.

16) Have you read any Harry Potter? Hunger Games? Twilight? All three series. Harry Potter is my favorite out of all three.

17) Would you rather have an American or British accent? I have an American accent so I think I’d like a British accent just for a change. (maybe just for a day or two).

18) Did your mother go to university? She went to college but not to a university.

19) Are your grandparents still married? My paternal grandparents are.

20) Have you ever taken karate lessons? Nope.

21) Do you know who Kermit the Frog is? Of course.

22) What was the first amusement park you visited? I’m not sure. Maybe Disney.

23) Which language would you like to be fluent in? I always wanted to speak French. Also ASL because I already know some; I would like be more fluent in it.

24) Do you spell it ‘gray’ or ‘grey’? Gray.

25) Is your father bald? Mainly.

26) Do you know triplets? Nope!

27) Do you prefer ‘Titanic’ or “The Notebook’? That’s hard because I love both. Maybe The Notebook because ‘Titanic’s’ ending is always hard for me to watch.

28) Have you ever had Indian food? I don’t believe so.

29) What’s the name of your favorite restaurant? Mmm, I have a few favorites actually.

30) Have you ever been to Nandos? Nope!

31) Do you belong to any warehouse stores? Yes, only because I work in one.

32) What would you parents have named you if you’d been the opposite gender? Honestly, I’m not sure. Maybe I’d have gotten my brother’s name, Jonathon.

33) What’s your nickname? Some call me Ash. My dad called me Angel Bunny, my mom Princess. Eric calls me a few nicknames but the main one is Pickle.

34) Who’s your favorite person in the world? I have some “favorite” people but Eric is probably my main.

35) Would you rather live in the country or the city? Country.

36) Can you whistle? Not well.

37) Do you sleep with a nightlight? Nope!

38) Do you eat breakfast every morning? I usually don’t eat breakfast at all.

39) Do you take any daily pills or medication? Not right now.

40) What medical condition to you have? I don’t have any.

41) How many times have you been to the hospital? As a patient, maybe three. Visiting wise, I’m not sure.

42) Have you ever seen ‘Finding Nemo’? Of course! I saw it theaters when it came out!

43) Where do you buy your jeans? My boyfriend’s mom gives me a lot of jeans but I usually shop at Goodwill.

44) What’s the last compliment you got? Eric telling me I was cute.

45) Do you usually remember your dreams in the morning? Mostly.

46) What flavor tea do you enjoy? Peach!

47) How many pairs of shoes do you currently own? Too many.

48) What religion would you raise your children to practice? Christian. I’m Baptist but my boyfriend is a non domination.

49) How old were you when you found out Santa wasn’t real? There was a part of me that didn’t want to believe that he wasn’t really so I guess maybe 11.

50) Why do you have a blog? I used to have one a few years ago and I missed it so hince why I have this one.

There you have it! Have a great day everyone!

-Ashli

When Fear Slips In…

I know I haven’t really written anything in a bit, besides my Ipsy bags (and I still have to make a post for the month of July). I wasn’t really planning on doing this topic but something happened to the point where I needed to write about it?
About a month ago, I got into a car accident. It wasn’t too severe, expect my car did get totaled by the insurance company. I didn’t get hurt either; my chest was just a little sore. I was yielding off the highway and hit the person in front of me. I hit him hard enough, my airbags imploded. After asking what I wanted to do, he got back into his car and drove away!
I didn’t get my drivers license until pretty late in life. I always claimed it was because of a ‘driving phobia’ but in reality, it was just nerves. I was nervous every time I got behind the wheel. After I did get my license though, I became a whole different driver. I was pretty confident, a completely different person to who I was than just two n half years ago.
I get ended up getting a new car, about a week after the accident. I didn’t realize how nervous I was about driving again until as I was searching for a car but more so after I did find my cute little car. I felt like I was going backwards. That nervousness I felt years ago was starting to slip right back in. It was more just being nervous though. The small little word was starting to make it’s way in. You know the word. Four words. Big meaning.
FEAR
Yes. Fear. I hated feeling this way, I still do. Every time I feel like I’m taking a step forward, I take a step back because of fear.
I’m slowly getting over this. I still get a jumble of nerves, mind you. I always hated getting on highways and getting into that accident didn’t help that. With that being said, I have to go on the highway for a tiny amount of time to get to work and I dread it. Every time.
What gets me through is what I heard years ago when I was around 11. I was at church for Easter Sunday. I remember hearing the pastor say “‘Fear Not’ are the words of God.” As a kid, church kind of bored me but when he said that, I perked up. I liked that. Fear not. Every time I felt I like was going through something significant as a kid, I said those words and I felt better. Fear Not. The words of God. It always reminded me, don’t be scared, don’t be afraid, God is with you. God is with you through fear, and any trial or situation.
I had fear after this whole accident thing, and don’t get me wrong, I’m human so I’m still anxious and nervous about driving. At first, I didn’t even think of it, those words, I mean. When the words came back at me, it really hit home to me after all this time. Fear not.
Fear is always going to slip in; it’s something everyone going to experience, more than once. There’s going to be a part of us that are going to be afraid to take that leap. That’s just the way life is; it’s kind of funny like that, I guess. The next time, if I’m feeling scared and nervous, I’m just going to remember those words for the start…
FEAR NOT.
Isaiah 41:10: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

June 2018 Ipsy Bag

I’m sorry for the lack of posts lately! I’ve just been in a slump lately. Anyway, here’s my Ipsy June bag.

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I thought this bag was okay. I wasn’t too exited for any of the items but I’m still going to use them. I know this post was lame. I’ll try to do better with updating because I do have some blog ideas that I want to put out.

May Ipsy Bag 2018

I got the May bag a few days but I’ve been in a blog runt since I did the song challenge. Here are the items:

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makeupbagThe bag is cute. It has stamp prints all over it.

whitepowderI got this Tarte clay finishing powder.

eyebrowpencilI got an eyebrow pencil from sugar cosmetics in the shade Taupe Tom. Pretty excited to try this out.

eyelinerThis is the brand Eyeko. I got a travel size eyeliner in black.

lipcreamI got this Nyx Matte lip cream in London. It’s not my favorite color but hey I always love a good lipstick/lipcream/lipgloss

lavendermoisturizerThe brand is Jivi. I got this Lavender Moisturizer. I love a good lotion/moisturizer.

I liked this bag well enough. It wasn’t my favorite but I’m pretty excited about all the products so I guess there’s that.

Until next time– Ashli

 

25 Songs, 25 Days: Day 25

Day 25: A song you could listen to all day without getting tired of

Incomplete by The Backstreet Boys

Yeah, I know, a Backstreet Boy song? Yes, dang straight, a Backstreet Boy song. I grew up with Nsync and The Backstreet Boys, no judging. I remember actually listening to this for the first time. I was still living in my hometown and at that specific time, I liked putting MTV on so I can watch music videos. The music video to this song came on day and I fell in love with it. I hope you take a listen. The lyrics are amazing and the music actually goes with it.

That was it for the challenge! I really hope you like the songs I put out for the challenges! My next post will definitely be one of my regular ole things! Stay tuned.

–Ashli

Savannah’s blog: Just Getting Through

25 Songs, 25 Days: Day 24

Day 24: A song that you have danced to with your best friend

Midnight Memories by One Direction

Savannah and I went to a church retreat a few years ago and yes we ended up dancing to this song because WHY NOT?! It was fun and one of the best memories I have with a friend. We also recorded it because again why not? Here’s the evidence: Dancing Terribly

–Ashli

Savannah’s blog: Just Getting Through