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I wasn’t positive if I was going to be doing another one of these posts this year, but y’all asked for it on Twitter so here we are.
This year I really thought I would be asking for mostly practical things. But here I am, 21 years old, still asking for Shawn Mendes merch and a novelty lamp. Although I would like to argue the lamp is practical since my bedroom is always so dark. Just watch my Vlogmas vlogs and you’ll see.
Which yes, I am doing Vlogams!! I didn’t think I would be doing as well as I am, but we’re on day 9 and I’ve uploaded every one or two days!! So proud of myself honestly.
But now what you really came here for! Here’s my Christmas wishlist for 2018:
Team Peter Kavinsky
The only way you wouldn’t know my love for TATBIL and Peter Kavinsky would be if you live under a rock. Or don’t follow me on Twitter.
Peter quickly became every girl’s dreamboat, but I would like to use this time to state he was mine first. Thank you.
Moving on, I found this absolutely perfect tee from My Oh My Supply Co that says “Team Peter Kavinsky” and if someone were to buy it for me I would love them forever and ever.
I am so in denial that it’s November. November is one of my least favorite months of the year. I don’t like Thanksgiving, I think a holiday centered around food is unhealthy mentally and am a vegetarian, and October is spooky season. And spooky season is my season. As you would know if you follow along with the books I read, podcasts I listen to, and what I was for Halloween. This girl is spooky at heart.
So to keep that up, I decided to let that show in my November mood board by keeping it dark and mystical. I’ve always been enthralled by the mystical. The idea of witches, tarot cards, zodiacs, how the stars align, inner selves, meditation, chakras, crystals, moon phases, etc etc. So, this month we’re diving all in.
My intentions for November are to prioritize sleep, see more sunrises and sunsets, journal once a week, and work on my yoga practice.
All of my intentions are drawn from what I need in my life right now, and my leaning toward the mystical side of life. I chose black as the overall color scheme because it’s very often associated with the unexplained and also because sleep was the main thing and pitch black means sleep time.
One of the compliments that has followed me for years is, “You have such a nice complexion!”
Some people think it’s a genetic thing, that it all came easy and I was born with great skin and never gets a blemish. Yeah no. You’d just have to take a look at me in middle school and early high school to see that isn’t true.
However, over the years, I learned what helped keep my skin clear and fresh and today I’m going to share those tips with you along with all the products I use regularly!
My ride or die face lotion is the one from Simple with SPF. It’s a bit pricey, so I didn’t buy it the last time I ran out because at the time I was balling on a tiny budget. Instead, I got the Up & Up morning facial moisturizing lotion with sunscreen for normal to dry skin. Which is basically a knockoff of the Simple one. I like it just the same, however, this one smells more like sunscreen than the Simple one. But you also need to use less of the Up and Up one to cover your entire face than you do with the Simple brand.
I’m also a fan of the Bosica cactus water hydrating cream (*I received this product from Influenster to review back in June*). I tried that out this summer and my only complaint was that it didn’t have SPF in it. It also has a very different texture and smell than other lotions. It’s literally made out of cacti so if you don’t like the smell of plants, I wouldn’t recommend it, but that also means it’s super gentle and good for sensitive skin.