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Saturday, February 28, 2015

March madness

Although I may not be a busy Betty with an extra stressful life; anytime I have anything even semi big coming up, I become an anxious mess. I'm the first to say that I don't do well under pressure and I never bite off more than I can chew if I don't have to. But with that being said, I do have a semi busy Betty month and a half ahead of me. Which means planning the heck out of the next 45 days (which won't actually happen bc I'm a procrastinator but it makes me feel better  to think I've tried). 

So a few weeks ago, my parents sprung on my sister and I that we're going to Disney for spring break! Not only Disney (if that weren't enough) but Universal Studios, thus (yeah I'm getting there) HARRY POTTER WORLD; excuse my fangirling but I'm more or less obsessed with the books and movies.

But Orlando is kind of in Florida which kind of means we're also going to the beach, which kind of means I'm absolutely not bikini ready. Weight has always been something I've struggled with and once again, less than a month out from vacay and I've yet to even come close to an ideal weight. 

The main staple, and less exciting event of this month, will be trying to lose as much weight as possible before I step foot on FL soil. Eating healthy will be the death of me. But I can't disappoint myself again. OH. And not only am I working toward an ideal bod for the  beach but on April 11, I'll be attending prom in the most breathtaking dress I've ever seen (in person at least). My dress fits and that's all fine but I'd love to really feel comfortable in my own skin on prom night. For the amount of pounds I wanna shed, I'm really gonna need to hit it hard; which is something I've obviously never accomplished or I wouldn't be here right now. 

Along with what I've said above, my junior year of high school has proved to be the hardest year yet. From school work to relationships and friendships, 11th grade has really taken a toll on me. I'm hoping that maybe planning everything out will give me at least a little control of all of the craziness. 

I realize this post has been very about myself, and possibly very boring to some people who live far more extravagant lives than I do. But I'm really laid back and I get squirly over the smallest thing, so I couldn't help but share. 

Thank you so much for reading! 
Sincerely, Erin 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Bubble Bath Ritual

For the past week Ashland, KY has been snowed in; leaving all schools in our area closed. Giving me loads of free time while being cooped up in the house. So for the last week I've lived a no makeup, natural hair, all day PJ's, Netflix enthusiast kind of lifestyle. But after sitting in one place, and doing a whole bunch of nothing gets boring, I take on something actually productive: a bubble bath. 

First off, I run about half a bath full of steaming-hot, hot tub type of water. After I get in the tub, I'll pop in a bath bomb, this time I used Butter Bear by LUSH. And once the fizz has completely dissolved into creamy heaven, I'll add a few dollops of The Body Shop's Honey Bubble Melt. When I get in the bath, my makeups normally off so I just go ahead with an Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleansing Pad. These pads are great for the bath because they're easy but effective to help you feel clean. To channel my inner tween I used one of those generic face mask packets from Walmart; the one I just used was a coconut moisturizing mask. After letting my mask harden and rinsing it off I'm done with my bath. As soon as I get out of the tub I'll moisturizer with some sort of lotion, I'm currently using Forever Midnight Lotion by Bath and Body Works. I'm not one of those people who wash their hair in the bath tub, it's just gross to me. So I'll just put my head over the edge of the tub and wash it under the faucet. After shampooing & conditioning I'll put in some sort of leave-in spray; I'm running out of my That's a 10 spray so I used Tresemme Keratin Smooth Serum. Honestly I've found that it can be super heavy on the ends of my hair but with a light hand it's not too bad. 

But that's it! Pretty simple and straight forward but it's a system that seems to work well for me. Comment with your bath time favorites! 

Sincerely, Erin