April Favorites

Happy May!

It may already be a full week-ish into May, but it’s better late than never!

Today I’m here to share a few of my favorite things from the month of April. Near the end of this month, I finally got to transition into spring. You may know that we actually had snow here in Indy this past month, so I was more than ready to get into the whole spring thing.


Beauty

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+ Hair Ties

I saw these hair ties everywhere. At school, on Instagram, even ladies wearing them while at the grocery store, so I decided I had to try them and see what the hype was about.

I have been wearing a clear one on my wrist almost the whole month and I have to say, I really like it a lot. It is cute and kind of a unique style first of all, and they don’t get stuck in your hair.

I feel like I may have tried some hair ties similar to these in the past and found myself in excruciating pain when trying to remove it from my hair, but with these, that’s not the case!  I’m super happy with these and will probably buy more of them later on.

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+ No Makeup

Not wearing makeup has been something I have really been enjoying the past month. There’s something really cool about learning to be confident enough in your own skin to go out and just let it be seen as what it truly is.

I have never really been insecure without makeup, but I have always been insecure about my acne. Sometimes I have to take a break from makeup and allow my skin to breathe. This month I gave my skin a break and it is currently the clearest it has been in months.

I highly recommend this to anyone with acne troubles or even facial insecurities. Knowing you are giving your skin the break it needs from your pore-clogging makeup can make it a little easier to become less reliant on your makeup.

Besides, you shouldn’t be afraid to show off your bare face. I told this to a good friend one time when she was feeling bad about not having the time to put on makeup before school: “Makeup isn’t what makes you beautiful, makeup just emphasizes the beauty that’s already there.”

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+ Travel Vaseline

Okay, so for some reason my lips have been obnoxiously dry recently. I don’t know if this is an allergies thing or what, but either way, I am really not loving it.

I bought about five or six tubes of Blistex while I was at work because I kept losing them all, and then my mom read an article that said some brands of chapstick actually have an ingredient that makes your lips drier, which therefore means you feel the need to reapply it more often, which means you have to buy more tubes.

First of all, that blew my mind. It’s not great, but what a crazy strategy they have going there. Anyways, most all brands including Blistex supposedly have this ingredient in them which was why my dry lips were only getting worse.

The article said that Vaseline is the best option to use for dry lips. So I have been buying up these little tubes like crazy and my lips look and feel much better. Crazy how when you use the right stuff you see results, right?

Style

7516749616_IMG_0330+ Forget-Me-Not Ring

I love this ring so much. My mom and I went to Lily & Sparrow Boutique here in Fishers and we found this line of jewelry made by young women who were rescued from human trafficking called Purpose.

I love this ring because it is a little knot, which I like to think of as a forget-me-not. It is a little reminder for me personally to take a deep breathe and remember where I came from and what I believe. Your identity is something important you should hold onto and never forget.

7516749616_IMG_0339+ Brown Tote from Target

This bag has been my go-to for several months now and will most likely get carried all summer long. I don’t know what it is about this brown color, but I feel like it is just the perfect color for summer.

I actually bought my grandma one exactly like it as a thank you for helping me get my prom dress altered. She also thought it was a super cute summer bag so you heard it first people, this bag has the grandma seal-of-approval! You can shop it here in a variety of different colors.

Books

7583933360_IMG_0373.jpg+ The Help

If you haven’t read this book, or if you’ve only seen the movie (which is fantastic), this book is an experience. This is one of those books I feel everyone should read at least once. It portrays what life was like for African Americans during the civil rights movement almost to perfection. It’s such an important thing to read.

7583933360_IMG_0369+ Notorious RBG – Young Reader’s Edition

“The life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.” I would love to read the original version sometime, but this was the version my library has so here it is! I’m not quite finished with it yet, but I’m already loving it. I also would love to see the movie that just came out based on this book.

Music

I discovered a ton of amazing songs this month so I’d like to share a few of my favorites.

+ Love Lies” by Kahlid with Normani

+ FRIENDS” by Marshmello & Anne-Marie

+ “To Be Human” by Sia & Labrinth

+ Remind to Me to Forget” by Kygo feat. Miguel

+ Real Friends” by Camila Cabello

You can listen to the rest of the songs on my April playlist here.

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Shoutout to My Camera

This last month I did something crazy, I finally got myself a DSLR camera. I decided on a Canon Rebel T6. One of my good friends has one and she let me take a few photos with it at school and that was all it took for me to know it was the one I wanted. I am very excited to really test the waters with this beauty this summer. So stay tuned!


I apologize for this post being so late in the next month, but it’s just been crazy recently. Final projects, a speech, and other busy work assignments have been taking up all my time recently.

And when I haven’t been working on homework, I’ve been at work trying to save up enough money to help improve this site.

I actually just recently got to upgrade my WordPress site to the Business plan for a really great price, so I am so excited to see what I can do with it.

I have a lot of fun new content planned for the summer and I will have the time to get them all done and out for you to read! Only a couple more weeks people . . . Thank you for sticking around 🙂

What was something you were loving in April? When do you get out of school?

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