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    Conversations with Caitlyn | Vol. 4

    sunset with view of the moon at Sandbar

    Wow so much has happened since I wrote a proper chit chat post! My last proper one was back in December, although I did do monthly updates while I was abroad in Scotland. Those were purely study abroad related though. Time to get you all updated on my life since I’ve been back in the States and what’s coming up for my life and the blog!

    Laryngitis

    Anyone remember last year when I somehow came down with laryngitis the day before my birthday and had it for three months? And could barely talk for two weeks and couldn’t work for a few days because of it? Well, it’s back. But this time not nearly as severe.

    I started losing my voice last Saturday, after having cold symptoms for three days. That Friday before my cold was so bad, my co-workers made me leave early in fear of getting sick. After getting worse Saturday, and scared they would send me home again, I went to a clinic Monday to find out what was wrong, and was told I had a small cold and laryngitis. But most importantly I am not contagious.

    No word on why I keep losing my voice, though, but I’m really hoping it doesn’t become a yearly thing. Read more…

    Colourpop No Filter Collection Review and Haul

    *Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. If you click on a product link, I may receive a small compensation at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products I love or use myself!

    Somehow I manage to never talk about makeup here on my blog. Which is insane since I talk about it all the time in real life and on Instagram and Twitter. One thing I’m always talking about is my love for Colourpop and their liquid lipsticks.

    My mom bought me my first liquid lipstick from Colourpop two Christmas’s ago, and the rest is history. I know own about 15 of them. But besides their lipstick, I had tried very few of their other products, so when they dropped the No Filter collection I knew I had to snatch it up and do a review. And of course, I couldn’t help but buy a few other things to review as well. So here we go!

    No Filter Foundation

    colourpop no filter concealer and foundation

    So fun fact about me: I can’t stand regular foundation. I’ve been wearing almost exclusively BB or CC cream for about six years now. I’ve tried out other foundations like Milk’s Liquid Blur and Lancome’s but I just always find them to be too cakey no matter what I do and super drying.

    But y’all, Colourpop’s No Filter foundation isn’t cakey and really doesn’t affect my dry skin much at all! I was so surprised but hey I won’t complain!

    The formula is very runny, which is a little strange and annoying since I squirt it on the back of my hand to dip my beauty blender into. But other than that I really don’t have any complaints.

    It was super easy to get a color match from the website, too. You can filter the shades by what skin tone you are and undertone. I think the undertone thing is the most important thing since I can’t tell by myself what undertones a foundation shade would be good for. I got the shade Light 50, which is a little bit too orange for me right now, but that’s because I haven’t been to the beach yet this summer.

    Rating: 4/5 stars Read more…

    Summer Clothing Haul | Old Navy, Forever 21, Target & Thrift Shop

    *Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. If you click on a product link, I may receive a small compensation at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products I love or use myself!

    One of the things I was dying to do after I got home from Europe was to go on a shopping spree. Nothing beats being able to buy as much clothing as you want and not having to worry about fitting it all in your suitcases home.

    I was the most excited about hitting up Old Navy and Forever 21. But I also went to Target, a local consignment shop, and some random shoe store in the mall. If you follow me on Instagram then you actually help me pick out which shoes I bought there!

    I’ve actually never done a blog haul before (unless you count my What I Got for Christmas post) so I’m very interested to see how this goes. YouTube hauls are usually more my thing, but I don’t think I’ll be filming anything until I get moved into my apartment in August. But still let me know if you’d rather have blog or YouTube hauls for future reference!

    Target

    I only got one piece of clothing at Target: a green medium support sports bra.

    green target sports bra

    I saw it a couple weeks ago but passed it up because it was $19.99. Twenty bucks for a sports bra? Nah, this girl needs a bargain. But then last weekend I was at Target again and just couldn’t bring myself to pass it up after thinking about it on and off for two weeks.

    That’s actually a good rule on how to save money. Don’t impulse buy anything, especially full price items. Instead, wait a couple days and if you’re still thinking about it then go out and get it. That little trick has probably saved my bank account hundreds of dollars.

    Anyway, this sports bra has removable pads, and extra support straps in the back, which is lovely because then I can run without my boobs hurting. I would definitely say $20 for a good running sports bra isn’t bad.

    I actually didn’t try this on before I left the store, but lucky for me it fits perfectly! For reference, I got a size medium and I’m a 34C.

    Consignment Shop

    There’s this amazing consignment shop in Northern Kentucky that my grandma showed me years ago and every time I visit her I always have to run over there to search through the racks. It’s called Classy and Sassy(which ME) and usually gets donations from more so older women with nice budgets, making the clothing pieces really nice quality stuff.

    Read more…

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