Here | 2 Years Later

It's been awhile. Too long honestly. The past two years of my life have been the craziest, hardest, most rewarding time in my life. I've learned a lot, gained a lot, and lost a lot. I have a list of excuses I could give for the reason I completely went MIA on basically all of my social media accounts but the easiest excuse I can give you is that I just had too much going on. I've moved four times in the past two years, which is more than I've moved in my entire life. I've lived in a guest room, a couch, on my own. It's been insane. The only constant in my life has been my job and my friends, which thank god for them because if I hadn't had them I probably wouldn't be where I am currently.

If you missed my post awhile ago, I don't blame you, but I moved to Arizona, by myself, in December 2015. I had lived in Ohio previously and moving across the country to a city by yourself with the majority of your family living thousands of miles away isn't easy. It's super scary and exciting and it makes you grow up a lot faster than you can expect.

Being present on social media was once such a fun and almost important part of my life for so long and then just dropping it to focus on my "real" life was strange. But honestly I hardly even thought about keeping up with Instagram or blogging. It's not that I didn't want to, I really wanted to. I would plan posts and photos to post but I would just never follow through. I never had the motivation and things were so cloudy at the time I didn't know how to make posts without sounding down and stressed out constantly.

Recently I moved, again, but to a place that is much more stable. I'm living alone now for the second time and I'm much more comfortable and things have been going so smoothly so far in this new year. I don't want to get my hopes up but it's like I can finally relax and breathe. I guess with all of this relaxing and thinking I got motivation to start up blogging again. I've really missed it, it was something that was a great creative outlet for me and connected me with a lot of people and friends from around the world. I'm not going to make any promises yet, or set up a post schedule because I feel like I'm basically starting all over. I'm not completely the same person I was two years ago and it's going to take some time to figure out what I want this to be. I still plan on posting similar things I posted before, but who knows.

So, I guess what I'm trying to say is, I'm here. I'm still here and I hope that you all are too.

Florapy Beauty | Review

Florapy Beauty was kind enough to send me two of their sheet masks awhile back. I like most face masks but sheet masks are always a hit or miss for me. I feel like they never stay on my face and are always too messy. But regardless, I was still eager to test these out. 

They allowed me to choose, but I really liked all of their options, so I asked the brand to choose their personal favorites or their most popular masks. I was super excited to try the Jasmine and Peppermint, I love anything minty.

The first mask I tried was the Dandelion Lemongrass and it was really nice! The scent was light and when you placed it on your skin it didn't move around or fall off like the average sheet mask I've tried in the past.

I left it on for about 15 minutes and then rinsed it off with warm water. It was nice but I didn't feel like it did anything remarkable for my skin, however it did smell nice and was a nice way to relax.

(Detox Mask - $8)

The Peppermint Mask, however I really enjoyed. The smell was wonderful (I adore jasmine and peppermint!) and I felt like it really made my skin feel very clean. 

Overall, I would recommend this brand if you're looking for some new sheet masks to try. They have a variety of scents and masks to treat every type of skin. Every mask is $8, which might seem steep for something that is a single use. But if you're looking for the perfect thing to add to your girls night or even if you just want to take a night to treat yourself and relax, these are definitely worth checking out.

I'm really interested in trying the Deep Hydration and Sweet Dreams sheet masks next. 

Leave in the comments below what ones you'd like to try!

VIDEO | Mexico Trip

I visited Mexico for the first time in April! Here is a short little video of some of the things I saw while I was down there. I will be having a whole blog post dedicated to Mexico going up very soon! 

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VIDEO | Disneyland Vlog

So, I recently started a Youtube channel to document some of the cool things I do and I will eventually put up some different kind of videos later as well. If you want to check it out and subscribe, feel free! I would really appreciate it. Just please keep in mind this is extremely new to me and I'm still learning how to edit and film, but it's been a lot of fun!
Check out the above video to see some clips of my trip to Disneyland earlier this year!

My First Trip to Disneyland!

I visited Disneyland for the first time this past New Years. I was so incredibly excited. My whole life I had always wanted to go but never had the chance until now. I was not disappointed. 

We spent two full days there and every day was an adventure. I was constantly seeing new and very detailed things and having so much fun! At the end of every night, my feet would hurt so bad! We would end up walking around 18 miles in ONE day! No wonder I was so sore. 

There were SO many many. Ride times were so long and we had to push through people constantly. I guess that's what you get for visiting on New Years but man, it was packed. I'd really like to visit during a time of year that typically isn't as busy, that would be nice!

This is the one ride a refused to ride. I mean, it looks amazing but I am not too keen on rides that suddenly drop you. No thanks.

Mr. Toad's ride was the first one we went on! It was a nice slow ride, I was really shocked to see how detailed everything is!

The rides were a lot of fun. My favorite rides were California Screamin’, Splash Mountain, and Thunder Mountain. I was terrified to ride California Screamin’ but I am SO happy I did. 

I was able to see Fantasia which was an amazing and lucky experience considering the are taking it away for a year or two. I didn't really think I was going to enjoy it as much as I did. It is SO incredibly impressive. 

We went to a show that was the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Which is basically a little concert with performers dressed as characters from Alice in Wonderland, people drink, dance and sing. It was pretty cool!

The infamous Mickey Mouse ferris wheel!

Goodbye Disney! Thank you for a wonderful New Years and a magical first visit. See you soon!