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Use 18 in 2018 | Project Use It Up

USe 18 In 2018


This is not the first time that I have ever tried to attempt a project pan project (there were 2 other times that were complete failures) but this time is going to be different. I plan on finishing up 18 different items in 2018.

  1. Jordana Easyliner, lipliner in the shade rose crush


2. Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation, shade light 44


3. Essano Rosehip Micellar Water


3. Loreal Infallible Pro-matte Foundation, shade 101


4. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind, Eraser For Dark Circle, shade light



5. Wet n Wild Multi-stick, marigold roundsDSCN1561DSCN1560


6. E.L.F. Contour Palette, lightDSCN1559DSCN1558


7. Kat Von D, eyeshadow primerDSCN1557

8. Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer, Park Ave. Princess


9. Tarte Amazonian Blush, in the shade Quirky


10. Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette



11. Wet N Wild Megaglo illuminating highlighter palette, catwalk pinkDSCN1550DSCN1549

12. N.Y.C. smooth skin, translucent powder


13. Beauty 360 essential face oil with lavender and sage


14. Lucky perfume


15. *No picture, but it’s a bath and body lotion that I got for Xmas

16. * no picture, Colourpop eyeliner in the shade get paid

17. *no picture, E.L.F. matte lipcolor in the shade coral

18. *no picture, NYX cosmetics liquid lipstick in milan

I hope you i can finish all 18 products this year. I plan on filming updates and taking update photos as well and posting them every 2 months this year.

Are any of you starting a project pan? If so, what are some of your products that you plan on using up this year? Let me know in the comments.

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Giveaway of a signed copy of the heroin diaries by Nikki sixx + storytim…

Alright! this is the storytime video about my experience meeting Nikki Sixx at his book signing for the 10th-anniversary copy of the heroin diaries. I did something different, with implementing a get ready with me as well while i tell you about my experience. All in all, i would do it again in a heartbeat, and spend that 2 hours waiting in line to get my copy and the one that one of you will be winning at the start of the year next year! so good luck to all those that enter into the giveaway! Instructions for submission into the giveaway: 1) like the video 2) leave a comment on this video, let me know a personal struggle so that maybe someone watching this video can see that they are not alone in their struggles. 3) follow my blog: and leave a comment on a post of mine, letting me know that this video sent me to the post your commenting on.

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Skincare Routine For Acne-prone/Combo Skin

Products mentioned:
Cetaphil Moisturizer
Clean and Clear 3 step process
Origins Charcoal Mask
First Aid Beauty Facial Cleanser
Alba Acnedote Face & Body Scrub

college · university · youtube videos

What’s In My Backpack


This post, is mostly because doing this gave me a reason to clean out my backpack from last semester (because there was ALOT of trash at the bottom of my backpack), and because I do want to share with you guys the items that I keep in my backpack and take with me every day.

  1. Backpack

The backpack that I have is a Trans Jansport backpack, that is in the patriotic print. Now, don’t get me wrong but I only got this backpack was because it was on clearance after the whole back to school sale was over in 2016 for like $10, so of course, I bought it, but if I had more of a selection of colors I would have picked something more neutral. But nevertheless, I have had this backpack for 2 years and it has held up through all the textbooks,  and notebooks that I would carry on my busy days at University as a history major (cause yes, we write and analyze historical events but us history majors usually carry around A LOT of textbooks and reading books). So this backpack has done great.

2.  Pencil case

Now, my pencil case is an old ipsy bag that is big enough to carry around all my pens, pencils, highlighters and post-it notes and page flags. (if you want a more detailed blog post about what’s in my pencil case let me know)

3. Necessity case

Aka, the girly things I need. Like Pepto Bismol (cause you never know when you get acid reflux from the huge amounts of caffeine that I consume on the daily while I’m at uni). I also carry some period products, Midol, aspirin, hand sanitizer, lip balm, and lipstick.

4. Dictionary/Thesaurus

Pocket versions of both reside in my backpack, but as of my 3rd year at the Uni that I go to, I have yet to use these items, to be honest. But that are still in my backpack cause I never know when I’ll use them, especially with me taking my senior research seminar where I have to write a minimum of 30 pages, so you never know I just might use it to figure out synonyms that are long words to make my final big paper sound jazzy.

5. Bullet Journal

I did a fun blog post about the spreads that I created for january and february. This gives me my full weekly view when I need it and it gives me the option to change things on a whim when I need to and adjust deadlines for certain things. The great thing about creating a bullet journal is that it’s customizable and no so rigid like other planners.

6. Day Designer/Blue Sky Monthly/Daily Planner

Yes, I carry a bullet journal and a daily/monthly planner, this is more because this is the one that I whip out when professors mention deadlines or changes in assignments. What’s awesome about this particular planner is that it has the monthly view but then goes into having a page for every day and then a shared page for the weekend. I love this because then I can create tasks lists for all the assignments or readings that I need to get done on a particular day.

7. Notebook

I carry a single subject notebook. I just write all my notes for all my classes in the one notebook and then go and highlight the edge of the page to denote which pages correlate to which set of notes. This is useful when you have exams that ask for lecture materials.

8. Charging Cords

kind of self-explanatory, charging cords are always in my backpack since you never know when my Chromebook, wireless headphones or phone is getting low on battery.


again self-explanatory. But I really noticed that when I started to bring my own lunch, I wasn’t going to one of the campuses many Starbucks to get coffee and junk food, and found that I just would stay fuller longer with eating stuff that I brought with me for the days that I would be staying on campus for longer than a couple hours.

10. Chromebook

I have a Chromebook instead of a regular laptop, since its literally 1 lb., has a battery life that lasts up to 10hrs (a life-saver while in class when there are no outlets to plug in your charger), and i haven’t ran into any problems with using the online versions of word for essay writing.

11.  External Harddrive

This is more for me since I do upload my youtube videos while on campus since campus wifi makes video uploading only take seconds instead of hours.

12. Reading Book

I always have a reading book in my backpack, because you never know when you have free time when you’ve been ahead in your readings (currently not me…I’m playing catch-up but you never know).


What’s in your backpack? Let me know in the comments and follow me on my social media because I’ll be running a few more giveaways on my youtube channel!

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January 2018 Empties and Declutter Items | Would I Repurchase?

SmashBox Photo Finish Primer/ Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume

The smashbox photo finish primer was a deluxe sample that i got in an ipsy bag, and honestly I can get the same type of primer from E.L.F. for like around $3-6 so i would not purchase the full size primer. The Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume however, oh i would so buy at least the roller-ball version of the perfume because me and glass container don’t go together. But from the multiple samples i have received of the perfume it would definitely be a repurchase cause i love the subtle sweet scent.

DryBar Triple Sec Dry Shampoo

This dry shampoo only last 2 times. The pro to this is that there was no white cast given like when i use the batiste dry shampoo, but it left my hair kind of crunchy, and to be honest the white cast has never bothered me, so I’m sticking with repurchasing the batiste dry shampoo when i need to.

Juicy Couture Perfume Lotion

This perfume lotion! I love the juicy couture scent and i loved this lotion cause then it was like 2 steps in 1, while i moisturized my arms, i would smell like the perfume. Only downside is that you can only get this lotion as part of a set, which i don’t really mind but I’m going to have to wait to even consider repurhcasing the juicy couture set to get this lotion again, cause as of now after purchasing a few things from sephora for my bday in january, i have alot of perfumes to work through.

Skinnutritions New York Age Defy Dark Circle & Puffiness Serum

This is a definite dupe for the garnier one that has the little metal rollerball that you run on your undereyes. This i never really used consistently to see if it gave any results, since i don’t even get puffy undereyes. But you can pick it up at the dollar tree which is a pretty good deal.

Tarte Cosmetics Maracuja Oil

This i finished off because when i opened the bottle there was a crust around the opening and kinda grossed me out that the oil would end up doing that. Since the whole controversy with the brand, I wouldn’t repurchase this, and just because I am working with trying to use up a drugstore oil/serum that i love and know that works with my foundation application. So i wouldn’t repurchase the oil, #1 cause of the shape tape foundation issues, and because there are cheaper options that are available.

Allure Makeup Remover Wipes

These makeup remover wipes i have repurchased multiples time, and once i finish up using up the miceller water in my 18 in 2018 project, I’ll be driving to the 99 cents store to pick up a couple packs of these because they are great. I only have the use one wipe for my face, and it removes waterproof makeup.

Sephora Instant Moisture + Cream

This moisturizer was really nice, but not worth me spending $20+ for a facial moisturizer, but it was nice as a sample.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Loved this deluxe-sized sample, wouldn’t purchase the full-size cause i realize that i like using deluxe/trial sized mascaras if they are high-end, and i usually just purchase full-sized mascaras from the drugstore.

Nicel Daywear Defense Vitamin E Moisture Cream

This was a declutter item because when i opened it after awhile of taking a break from using this moisturizer it didn’t have the same texture as before, and it’s just old. Wouldn’t repurchase because it isn’t available anymore at the local 99 cents store.

New York Color Cosmetics Lipstick (violet shine)

Another declutter item, that went through my declutter series, and somehow missed the trashcan. Just getting rid of it because the brand isn’t available in the United States anymore.

Tarte Cosmetics Marine Boosting Mist

A setting spray from tarte, again wouldn’t repurchase, because of the controversy with the brand, and I love the Wet n Wild setting spray more because this one had an odd scent to it.

Covergirl The SuperSizer Fibers Mascara

This mascara lasted me a long time, and I love it and would definitely repurchase it because it’s surprising, because of the wand. It has a small plastic wand with tiny bristles, but it gives the best volume because every one of those little bristles attaches to every lash.

Sheamoisture Anti-breakage Strengthening Masque

Last but not least, this sheamoisture hair mask. Had to use this up ’cause it expired in august but I wanted to use it in the place of conditioner. Despite being past the expiration date, i found that it did help strengthen my hair against breakage, and it isn’t the expensive at all, so i would definitely repurchase this hair mask.



My Bullet Journal

So that was my bullet journal, with January and February spreads which included and expense tracker, personal and work monthly layout and my dailies for the entirety of January. If you like this type of content and want more let me know in the comments!

Do you bullet journal? If so, what type of spreads do you include? Let me know in the comments!


5 Things I Learned My First Semester of College

Life With Karla

Now that I am two weeks into my second semester here at Central Michigan, I thought I would reflect a little bit on last semester. Being a first generation college student I didn’t really know what I was getting into and adjusting was hard. So here are some things I learned my first semester! I hope you guys can take away from this and be more prepared for college or relate to it if you are already in college! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram!

  1. Managing your time in college is hard

I was someone who always on a tight schedule with school and softball so I really didn’t have any time to manage. So when I came to college and had a whole lot more time I didn’t really know how to manage it effectively. I am still learning this and I know it will take a…

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Youtube Demonetization of Small Channels

Above is the link to the blog post that youtube made live January 16th, 2018. In it, they state that they are changing the monetization policies making it so that small channels on youtube, like myself will no longer be eligible to receive monetization on any of their videos until the channel reaches the threshold of 1000 subscribers and over 40,000 hours of watch time.If any of you have a google account or youtube account, please please please, subscribe to my channel. Read the article if you have a youtube article. 1000 subscribers and over 40,000 hours is not something that I  have but the few cents that I make every month, and my subscriber count really motivates to me to continue posting videos on my youtube channel because I have loved sharing all the fun moments that I’ve had since I started consistently uploading videos onto my main channel in 2016 and last year on my vlog channel.

so please subscribe to my main channel and vlog channel or if you don’t have an account please share this please because everyone on youtube that has less than 1000 subscribers only has until February 20th to try and obtain over 1000 subscribers on their channels.

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If you have a youtube channel, let me know in the comments and i will subscribe to your channel.

Thank you for your help.

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How To Prepare For A New Semester

So in the spirit of Spring Semester starting up for me in about a week or so, I thought it would be good to make a blog post about how to properly prepare for a new semester.

Continue reading “How To Prepare For A New Semester”