f» Inspired by the changing of seasons and the orange leaves falling, this is a playlist to listen to when the light dims and the trees die and the Earth sheds its former self. This is a playlist of warmth, of solicitude, and of growth. This is a playlist to listen to while nestling close a warm cup of joe or the hand of a lover. They say that days pass more slowly and there’s less light that streams through. This is a playlist for aging and the reluctance of doing so. This is a playlist to close your eyes and dive into a blanket listening to.

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After traveling around Europe for a better half of the month of August and moving back to DC for another wonderful (yet whirlwind) year of school, I’ve hardly had any time at all to post. You know how it is– always school, friends, boyfriend, family first… not always in that order.

Blogging, for me, is a form of therapy. It’s not something I do because I have to, or because I want to make money from it, or because it’s cool. It’s simply a fun way for me to keep track of my day to day. Seeing as I haven’t had much time to keep track of my day to day as it happens, much less blog about it, I thought I’d share my most helpful apps for blogging on the go.

My last blog post was written, created, and edited solely on my iPad, and it has been my new baby as of early August. The iPad really does simplify my social media inundated life, and it’s just an added bonus that it’s so easy to carry around. Below I’ve detailed some apps that are useful for iPad blogging.

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2016-08-07-10-43-26-hdr-3I know, I know… I’ve been a little absent as of late, but I promise it’s for a good reason! I’ve been having the time of my life, gallivanting around Europe (Germany mostly, but we’re headed to France in a couple days), and making little stops along the away. It’s been go-go-go since the night I got here two weeks ago, and I only just stumbled upon a free moment to sit down and write out my thoughts.

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Today was one of those days where it felt like I had lost control of my own life. It was as though time were passing me by and I had zero control of where my life was headed. Don’t get me wrong, I’m at such an exciting and pivotal point in my life right now; but at the same time, a part of me is always reaching for what used to be. I am in love with, of all things, the past.

Today I came to the realization that I just need to take a deep breath, gather myself, and learn to slow down. I’m always searching for the next best thing, awaiting this or that, hoping that the time will pass faster so that I can achieve x-y-z. I acknowledge that I need to stop sometimes and appreciate what I already have… but when there’s so much changing and growing and evolving within such a short amount of time, I find it difficult to keep track of the weeks as they pass. I realized I need to learn to savor each moment as it transitions to the next.

It sort of goes without saying, but as of late, my life has been absolutely crazy. Not crazy in a bad way, but crazy in a good way. Here you can see ‘What’s Next’ in Heather’s grand plan as well as some positive little updates that have taken place along the way.

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I did it. I jumped on the most overhyped, talked-about trend in the beauty blogosphere (and rest of the world really), and got my very own Kylie Lipkits.

Sure, I’ll admit it, when these were first announced, I wasn’t very impressed. “It’s just a passing craze…” I said. Never in a million years did I think Kylie Jenner’s small cosmetic venture would actually succeed. Months later and not only has Kylie sold out hundreds of thousands of lipkits, but she has grown a devoted fanbase within the beauty community and even managed to make me desperately want to get my hands on her lipkits.

If it’s not obvious enough, I’m not the hugest fan of the Kardashians (but if I had to pick one I liked the most, it’d be Kylie).

After reading (and finally feeding into) all the hype, I decided that I just had to try these out for myself. Below you can find my unboxing and review for the shades Exposed, Koko K, Dolce K and the glosses Literally and So Cute.  View Post