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February 2014 My MuseBox & Giveaway!!

I recently received another My MuseBox as I opted for a two month subscription; their subscriptions work a little differently from other services, where it costs $29.99 for every other month. I was surprised to receive this as I got my last box in October. 
Here are the goodies I received:

Makeup brush roll with magnetic closure: very nice design, will be useful for future traveling

Prada Visual Skincare samples: Not sure how to use these but I will try them out anyways

Sally Hansen Salon Effects French Mani: These look really fun! I can't wait to apply these!

Mary-Kate and Ashley Eyeshadow Quad: I have never heard of this brand, but the colors are very pretty in this 729 dynamic quad. Let me know if you want a review of this product!

Revlon Baby Stick: I have never tried a product for lip and cheeks, so this will be interesting.
Let me know if you want a product review!

Stila lip glaze stick: This color reminds me of something you'd see straight out of the 1990s decade.
I'm not sure how well this would look with my skin tone and is this a lipstick of lip gloss?

lip elixirs: love me some new lip products!

The best part about this post: I am giving away a second My MuseBox to you guys!
This post is NOT sponsored by My MuseBox. I received a second box in the mail for no apparent reason and I figured, why not give it away!?

Giveaway runs from 2/21/14 to 2/28/14, good luck!

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What I Got for my 24th Birthday ❤️

I went shopping over the past weekend for my 24th birthday and here are the few things I decided to purchase. We went to Ikea, Ulta, and Banana Republic.I got the Hemnes Nightstand from Ikea in Black-Brown.I am obsessed with the Hemnes line at Ikea and am looking to buy a new dresser this summer possibly!


OOTD - Shift Dress [2.18.14]

I haven't posted an outfit of the day in awhile so here is a quick post! I went shopping over the weekend and picked up this dress (my sister bought it for me) for $15 on clearance at Banana Republic!
I paired the dress with a pair of black leggings and riding boots. 
I kept it simple with no accessories except for my engagement ring. 
I love this pattern and fit of this dress!
 I am def. going to do more shopping at Banana Republic in the future!

Leggings: Target
Boots: Target


February 2014 Update Video

If you can't tell from the title of this post, I put up an update video on my YouTube Channel.
My big news....I'm ENGAGED! My fiance proposed to me over the weekend. We are going to get married sometime in Fall 2015 but we don't have an exact date yet! I plan on doing as many blog posts/videos as I can about the wedding!


The ABCs of Me!

Hey guys! 
Here's a tag that I saw my friend Hope do  this one and it is so fun, 
and gives a lot of great information about the blogger. I hope you guys enjoy  it! :)

A - Age: 23, almost 24! 

B - Birthday: February 17th

C - Color: Blue

D - Drink: Chai tea

E - Eyes: Blue

F - Flashback: Drama Club stage hand in high school!

G - Gent: My boyfriend , Grant! We are celebrating our 6 year anniversary on 2/9!

H - Hobby: Blogging, movies, YouTube, video games

I - Indulgence: Makeup!

J - Job: Sr. Application Specialist at a local Hospital

K - Kiddos: None right now!

L - Love: My family and my boyfriend!

M - Music: A little bit of everything except country!

N - Nickname: Liz

O - One Wish: To travel the world!

P - Pets: none

Q - Quote: 

R - Residence: Upstate NY in my own apartment

S - Siblings: Two sisters, one brother

T - Temperature: Currently 15 degrees Fahrenheit, brrr!

U - University: I graduate with BS in Information Science in May 2012

V - Vehicle: A 2009 Silver Kia Spectra

W - Worst Habit: Sleeping in late

X - X-ray: My teeth at my dental appointment

Y - Yuck: Bugs

Z - Zodiac: Aquarius

I tag everyone to do this!

Learning about Myself

I was on The Coffee Darling's blog and saw that she recently did this post which helps you learn more about yourself. I thought just for fun I would do this too to see if anything surprises myself!
If something is forbidden, do you want it less or more?
Things that are illegal make want to do them less because I don't want to get myself in trouble with the law
Is there an area of your life where you feel out of control? Especially in control?
I feel out of control with my habits, such as waking up on time, eating healthy, exercising, etc. My goal is to get on track in all these ares this year.
If you unexpectedly had a completely free afternoon, what would you do with that time?
If it's nice weather, go to a park. Otherwise, read a book, watch a movie, play video games.
Are you comfortable or uncomfortable in a disorderly environment?
Very uncomfortable.
How much time do you spend looking for things you can’t find?
I know where everything is in my apartment, so not too much time.
Are you motivated by competition?
I always fear that somebody is better than me, so competition is definitely motivating.
Do you find it easier to do things for other people than to do things for yourself?
It honestly depends on what it is.
Do you work constantly? or think you should be working?
I work a full time job, so yes I work 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. I am also occasionally on call, so that forces me to work extra off hours.
Do you embrace rules or flout rules?
Embrace them.
Do you work well under pressure?
Yes, I feel I got my accomplished under pressure
What would your perfect day look like?
Sleeping in, coffee, yummy breakfast, being lazy in pajamas all day.
How much TV do you watch in a week (include computer time spent watching videos, movies, YouTube)?
5 hours of TV a week and way too much YouTube videos
Are you a morning person or a night person?
Neither. I used to be a night person but since I work 8-5 I can't get into a routine.
Do you like to be in the spotlight?
Yes, I do enjoy being the center of attention from time to time.
Is your life “on hold” in any aspect? Until you finish your thesis, get married, lose weight?
The only thing I would that is "on hold" is travel because I don't have a passport and it's very expensive.
What would you do if you had more energy?
If you suddenly had an extra room in your house, what would you do with it?
Buy a treadmill
What people and activities energize you? Make you feel depleted?
Energize- Getting chores done around the house
Deplete- Work
Is it hard for you to get rid of things that you no longer need or want?
No, unless the held some value to me
Do you get frustrated easily?
Yes, I do.
On a typical night, what time do you go to bed? How many hours of sleep do you get?
I usually go to bed anywhere between 9p and 10:30pm. I usually get 8 hours of sleep.
If at the end of the year, you had accomplished one thing, what is the one accomplishment that would make the biggest difference to your happiness?
I would like to have a consistent routine, being to wake up in the morning on time or even early. 


#2014BloggerChallenge - Favorite Books


Today is the third post in the #2014Blogger Challenge and today's topic is favorite book(s).
I choose multiple books that are a part of two book series that I love to read! They are two young adult/teen series that I highly recommend you read!

Pretty Little Liars! I have a few of the books in physical form and the rest are on my Kindle.
These books are about five girls: Ali, Hannah, Emily, Spencer, and Aria.
They are trying to figure out who killed their friend Ali and who is A.
The TV show is also a favorite of mine, which is on ABCFamily. 
The TV show is very different from the books but still stays true to the story of the book series.

L.A. Candy! This series is written by Lauren Conrad, who is well known for her role on The Hills and her clothing line at Kohls. This series  of six books (I have Infamous on my Kindle) follows a girl named Jane, who moves to Hollywood and eventually gets her own reality TV show, similar to Lauren Conrad. It follows her life as well as the lives of three other girls: Scarlett, Gaby, and Madison.

What is your favorite book(s)?