So I am not 100% sure of what day it is or if I'm posting twice in one day or a day late because I today I flew from Sweden to Los Angeles! So not much to write about. At the end of stay I'm going to do a big haul and over all trip, stay tuned!

Question 12: What's my definition of love?

That moment when you feel you're heart stop, weather that's a guy, girl, experience, a place etc. I think love is when you get that feeling of happiness and the sense you want to do it again and again You feel love in your body, mind and soul, to me that is what love is.

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Hello! Today I am super busy with packing and getting together the final things for my trip! I thought I'd share some of my packing essentials.

In my carry on I have most of my comments because they are fragile and I don't trust the airline people because sometimes the people that handle bags are not very careful. I also carry an extra pair of fuzzy socks so I don't get cold. In my small bag of liquids, I have cuticle oil, a face mask, deodorant, lip gloss, eyelash glue, and toothpaste. I don't sleep great on a plane so I bring an eyemask wear lots of layers to stay warm. I also have 3 movies on my computer and a couple seasons of my favorite shows. I love to bring my coloring books and a good book to keep my mind active. For my makeup, I keep it simple with no crazy makeup because when I land in LA I will be going straight to bed but I want to at least look presentable and not like a rag. Some concealer, blush, contour and some gold on my lids are good enough! Color palette this year I'm wearing a lot of rosegolds, gold, pink, black and white. My suitcase is very empty because I am buying a lot of my clothes in the USA because I like the stores there better.

Question 11: How do I feel about making a friend over the internet?

Sounds great, there are so many people out in the world that we don't know about and the internet is a great way to find people like you.

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Grattis Mamma! Today is my moms birthday day so I bought her some flowers. Unfortunately, we did not do too much today because we were so busy packing. Instead, we are going to celebrate when we get to LA with our friends and family. Pretty boring day but tomorrow I am going to do a travel essentials blog and talk about what I'll be doing for a month.

Question 10: Your favorite book.

I love to read I try to read a book a month. The last book I read was The Memory of Us by Camille De Maio. This book made me laugh, it made me cry and it made me want ot fall in love. I 100% recomend reading this book because it was one of my favorites this summer.

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Goodmorning! Today I am deciding to write in the morning, I usually write at night but I thought I'd try something new. Today I don't have much planned except start packing a little and buy some flowers for my mom for her birthday. I thought it would be fun to discuss some of my favorite fashion trends and what I love the wear and look at.

My morning routine summer edition: I usually wake up at 9 or 9:30, I check social media, my emails etc. After I put on my slippers and make my bed, next I make an almond milk latte and have a smoothie or an egg while for breakfast, then I do 15 minuets of cardio. Lastly, I take a quick shower, throw on some clothes, do my makeup and head out for the day.

Question 9: Write a letter to your childhood.

Dear little me,

Please stop stressing and stop trying to make everyone happy. It is not your job to make the world smile. Never let go of bright light inside your heart because one day that light will be out and it will be so hard to rekindle it. Life sometimes gets tough but as long as you smile and sing your songs and dance your dances then nothing can stop you but you. Forget about social standards and what people want of you and be you. You are beautiful, unique, loving and free spirited.

Love,

Me.

Pink shorts from Brandy Melville. I love these shorts! I would wear them during the summer and in the house as comfy shorts. I would hope that hey would be more high waisted so I can wear crop tops. I would pair these shorts with a black, white or light blue top with a cute sweatshirt or oversized PINK sweatshirt. For shoes, I would wear sandals, vans or converse.

White tube top(Forever 21), I would get so much use out of this. I would pair with a skater skirt of any color, high waisted jeans or jean shorts, soft pants like the pink ones or a pencil skirt to dress it up.

So I am inspired by scream queens fashion but a toned down version for everyday wear. I love the sequined skirt, I would wear for a fun night out or photo shoot. The lace white crop I would dress up or down depending on the event. I love being able to purchase items that I can easily dress up or down. Skirt(Forever 21, top, ASOS, Forever 21, Brandy Melville(they all sell white lace crop tops)

Black is always instyle. Okay, I am kind of obsessed with the lace bra top style I want one in pink, white and black. They are super versatile and never go out of style. (Jeans, any clothing store, top same stores as above, sweatshirt, any fashion store.)

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Hey everybody I am sorry I'm writing so late tonight but today has been great! I slept in and worked out a little this morning. Then I got ready to go out with my dear friend Emily. We went to PM bar for drinks and then went to Umni Monkey for burgers! Then we went back to my place to hang out and talk about the Victoria's Secret fashion show(which is amazing!) Goodnight all, talk to you tomorrow.

Question 8: Are you religious?

Yes, I do believe in God and Jesus, I'm not the type that thinks that if you sin you'll go to hell etc. I believe that God is loving and if he wanted humans to be perfect then why give us the ability to makes mistakes and learn from them? I haven't always been in touch with my religion and I am a firm believer in everyone has to have their own personal journey with their beliefs whether that is God, Buddha or mother nature.


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Hey everybody today I'm going to do something different. I want to share a few thoughts on some foundations I've been trying out. I am super hard on products and I tell the truth about them. I have combination skin that doesn't break out easily but I am a teenager so breakouts are a part of my life, so let's get started. I will only be reviewing four foundations today because some foundations I own I don't wear often or have had enough time to judge them.


Foundation: Born This Way-Too Faced.

This is a very popular foundation, the product is great because it comes with a pump so it is sanitary and very neat. Let's start with what I liked about it. To start the initial coverage was great, I applied it with a beauty blender and it blended like a dream, the product looked fantastic in photos and stayed on all day long! Concealers and other cream products blended great on the foundation and it is a buildable medium to full coverage. Although this foundation is very good it is not my favorite, although the foundation looked great in the beginning of my day my face always felt heavy and it felt like the foundation was clogging my pores. It also got cakey if I layered it too much. The shelf life isn't very long either, I got the foundation May of last year and by July I started noticing that the product separated and had a very strong smell.

Would I recommend? Yes for photo shoots. 

Would I purchase again? No.

Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless

I know I'm going to get so much hate for saying this but I cannot stand this foundation! For some reason, it oxidized so pink on my skin so I tried a different color and the same thing happened. Oxidized means when the foundation hit oxygen it settles on the skin a different color than in the tube. I know so many people love this foundation, it is a great price but I think it would be better for someone with oily skin. This clogged my pores, exaggerated my dry spots and wouldn't blend properly into my skin. I've tried this with a kabuki brush, beauty blender, regular foundation brush, I've tried this out so many times. Even when I would spray it down with Mac Fix+ it still looked heavy and didn't blend into my skin. The wear time wasn't great either it started patching off and flaking after a couple of hours of just sitting in school or doing nothing.

Would I recommend? No

Would I purchase again? No

Number 7 dual action tinted moisturizer

Another on I just do not like. For a tinted moisturizer it gives a nice light coverage but the problem is this foundation refused to blend. It has a strange crackle effect on the skin that doesn't look good. It smells like sun screen and just doesn't look good. I've never actually worn this product out because it looks so bad on the skin.

Would I recommend? No

Would I purchase again? No

Loreal infallible 24h foundation

Finally a yes! I love this foundation. It looks light but it's full coverage and best of all it's not too expensive. This foundation seriously lasts long but that is one con, I have to wash my face two times at least to get this off and if I don't wash my face a lot this foundation can cause breakouts. It photographs beautifully and does not oxidize on the skin. Easily blendable with a beauty blender or a flat top foundation brush. It does have a have strong fragrance but it doesn't bother me but if you are sensitive to sent have caution. The formula is a medium to full coverage but when I want a lighter coverage I'll mix in some skin oil or moisturizer. I haven't owned the foundation for long so I don't know about the shelf life but so far I have had no complaints!

Would I recommend? Yes

Would I purchase again? Yes

I hope you enjoyed this review I really want to bring in more beauty related reviews and hauls because I love testing products to find the good stuff. It can be so hard to find good products with so many beauty gurus getting paid and sponsored by companies to give good reviews.

Today's question: What is the hardest thing you've ever experienced?

So first I'd love to say I am so blessed and although life can be tough I think it's how you move on and learn from the hard times. The hardest thing I've done so far is a move to a different country. I moved here from America to study in a small town and it was very hard. Leaving my friends and my culture and jumping into a new one. The language barrier made it very difficult to follow along during class and social times so I often felt left out. Also learning a new culture and customs have been difficult. I feel like I don't belong a lot so I've tried to focus on me this year which has been great.

I am so lucky that I have had this opportunity and I have learned so much and I am so grateful. My friends here are wonderful and have helped me so much get into a new culture and lifestyle. I cannot wait to continue my journey here in Sweden.

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Today was a lovely day, my mom and I planned to have lunch with our family friends which was great. We ate at a place called PM&Vänner which is a hotel in Växjo. They have a delicious lunch with a great salad bar everything is organic and vegetarian. After my friend, Emily, and I went to Kicks and I bought some things I needed (foundation and perfume). Then we went for ice cream and came back to my apartment for some family time.

It is so nice to see family because sometimes I feel limited here, I believe it is because when I moved here from America I didn't take any of my things besides clothes so all of my craft and baking supplies are still home. Now I am going back to the states and then I have to move to Stockholm so I will be very busy! Have a good day all talk to you tomorrow.

Question 6: How did you find blogging and how has it changed your life?

Well I haven't been blogging for a long time but so far blogging has forced me to find activities and do something with my life. I decided to start a blog to challenge myself and find something new to do.

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​Nothing really important today just sat and did absolutely nothing which is pretty lame. It actually became so bad I started to walk in circles so life lesson always do something, find anything to do.  

Question 5: How important is education? 

Education is so important! I believe that as humans for us to grow we must always be learning. Education can come in all forms like university, travel and self experience. The brain loves to grow and is always welcoming new information. I love learning new things and am always welcoming new information and growth! 

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Today I honestly did nothing...I really need to find some activities for myself but I am broke and all it did was rain today so there wasn't much to do. Tomorrow I am also not doing much besides organizing my trip back to America. I'm thinking about taking more photos of things I do and sharing them maybe you'll be inspired? Also I plan on doing monthly favoritese at the end of each month including fashion, music, beauty etc...The next couple of months will be much more exciting as I will be moving to Stockholm and moving back to the states! Stay tuned for a fun summer!

Today's question: What's my middle name and how do I feel about it?

My middle name is Marie which is my mom's name so it's very nice to have her name within my own. We are very close and always have been so I love it!

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Cleaning day! Today I really needed to clean and re-organize. I'm not a messy person at all, in fact, I'm kind of a neat freak but I don't deep clean every day, I usually deep clean once a week. Deep cleaning is where I pull out all my furniture and vacuum and mop between all of the furniture and inside the drawers in my dressers. When I was done my mom and her cousin came home and we had some pastries and coffee. Then I watched two episodes of Scream Queens which is hilarious, I highly recommend watching it if you enjoy horror/ comedy. Then to finish the day we all went out to an Indian restaurant.

Today's question: What are your top five pet peeves?

1) I cannot stand when people do not stay excuse me.

2) When I make a plan with another person and they cancel the last minuet.

3) People being late

4) When I am on the bus and people talk on the phone very loud.

5) Not having food in the fridge


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