Things I Loved in February

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Blog Posts I Loved:

Music I Loved:
 Jealous by Nick Jonas
 Last Request by Paulo Nutini
 Stolen by Dashboard Confessional
 Let It Be Me by Ray LaMontagne
 Closer to Love by Mat Kearney
 100 Years by Five for Fighting
 The Reason by Hoobastank
 Elastic Heart by Sia
 Sugar by Maroon 5
 In My Life by Jake Shimabukuro
♥ Work Song by Hozier
 Open Season by High Highs
♥ Deep Focus playlist on Spotify

Videos I Loved:
♥ Chandelier feat. Maddie Ziegler  by Sia
♥ Elastic Heart feat. Shia LaBeouf & Maddie Ziegler by Sia
♥ Dance Moms: Group Dance: Stomp the Yard (S5, E2) from Dance Moms
 100 Years of Beauty in 1 Minute - Episode 1: USA (Nina) by Cut Video
♥ 100 Years of Beauty - Episode 2: USA (Marshay) by Cut Video
♥ 100 Years of Beauty - Episode 3: Iran (Sabrina) by Cut Video
♥ Historically Accurate Disney Princesses by BuzzFeedVideo
♥ Without Question from The Road to El Dorado
♥ Nick Pitera Sings "Belle" From Beauty and the Beast by Oh My Disney
♥ Thinking Out Loud / I'm Not The Only One MASHUP by Sam Tsui & Casey Breves
♥ 3 Easy & Thoughtful DIY Valentines Day/Anniversary Gifts Ideas by ElaineMokk
♥ How-To Pull Off Short Hair. (or something like that) by Arden Rose
♥ Minimal Makeup Routine by Madelynn De La Rosa

Movies/Shows I Loved:
 Once Upon a Time
♥ The Road to El Dorado
 Dance Moms clips on Youtube
♥ The Walking Dead
 Faking It

Things in Life I Loved:
 Dancing to the ChaCha Slide and Cupid's Shuffle with Leslie at the bowling alley
♥ Finding a hotel on a special that's on the beach at South Padre (for Spring Break)
♥ Getting ALL into a duet with Thai every time "I'm Not The Only One" came on the radio
♥ Buying tennis and boxing gear (being more active this year!)
♥ Receiving a Toothless stuffed animal from Thai for Valentine's Day
♥ Making a Baymax themed card for Thai for Valentine's Day
♥ A girl ran up to me just to tell me how cute my outfit and I looked
♥ Finding another hat to wear on bad hair days and looking cute in it
♥ Getting noticed in the math club I'm in even though I'm new
 Revlon's Colorburst lip balm stain in Honey 
♥ Singing Jealous by Nick Jonas with Leslie
Beautiful sunrises on the drive to work
♥ Feeling comfortable driving by myself
♥ Getting all A's in all my class's first tests
♥ Going on a tennis double date
 Going on a picnic double date
♥ Minimalist style and wardrobes

The second half of this month was not the best for me. I found myself starting to really procrastinate on my school work after the first tests, I didn't stick to my diet so therefore haven't lost any more weight than last month, and the weather has been very rainy and cold lately. I don't know what happened. All my motivation and determination on my resolutions went downhill. However, with my diet I felt like I was really depriving myself of satisfying meals. I'd honestly rather eat more of what I want and work it off through exercise like doing tennis or boxing, but this cold, rainy weather has me curled up in front of my computer instead. I haven't been reading as much as I would like to either. But I won't let this setback be my downfall! I will try to work harder in March. Here's to hoping for sunny days! 

Growing Out My Pixie Cut: 2 Months

Wooow! Would you take a look at that mullet! This is my hair growth progress after 2 months. I honestly didn't feel like my hair grew much at all between 1 month and 2 months, but once I compared the pictures, I could definitely notice a difference. Compared to the 0 months photo, I can tell that my hair has grown a good amount in only 2 months. This past month I stuck to using the same shampoo and conditioner I've been using since growing out my hair (Mane 'N Tail). I'm not quite sure how I feel about this product. I still couldn't tell you whether or not this product is actually helping my hair grow faster, but I can tell you one thing, and that is that this product does not help my curly hair texture at all! My hair never felt soft after washing and conditioning, and it may have made it feel worse if anything. Because of this I feel as though my hair was more unmanageable than usual. Another side note is that this product does not lather well, so it felt as though I had to keep squeezing more product out in order to get it all over my hair. I can't imagine how much would have to be used in order to get it to lather over long hair! This next month I will be using a different shampoo and conditioner and we shall see what happens.

Together Let's...Go Bowling!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The next thing that Thai and I did together from our "Together Let's..." list was bowling! This was more of a group hangout rather than a "date" because it was for my friend Leslie's 20th birthday. The bowling alley we went to was called Bowlero and it was pretty awesome. The pins had a black light shining above them which made them look as though they were glowing, neon lights lined the lane, there were screens with many different things playing in the background, and the score screen had hilarious clips between each person's turn! Everyone took silly pictures on the score machine and it would use our faces on funny toons. Some of the guys accidentally put female as their gender and that made some clips even more hilarious! I think one of the best parts of the night was when Leslie danced to the Cha Cha Slide and Cupid Shuffle with me (and Thai attempted to dance as well and looked pretty ridiculous). I would like to go with just me and Thai or more of a double date sometime.