June Favorites!

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This past month has been jampacked full of all different types of things, new experiences, adventures and things I have fallen in love with! So here are some things I loved during the month of June!

Beauty/Haircare

Now that it is summertime it is so important to make sure your skin is protected, especially the sensitive skin on your face! I have been using this sunscreen on my face for years and recommend it to anyone! It is not greasy at all and does not feel heavy on the skin! It also allows your skin to breath and still get a good tan without burning!

I was in search of a new leave-in treatment for my hair and I am so happy I found this one! This Mist is amazing for when you get out of the shower, it detangles and hydrates your hair as well as takes away frizz! You can also spray it on dry hair to refresh it when you are in between washes!

 

Books

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

Image result for where the crawdads singI have a full review of this book on my blog which you can read here! This book was absolutely amazing and definitely sparked my love for reading once again!

 

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I recently finished this book and will be posting a review next week! This book was an amazing murder mystery and thriller, I finished it within a day because I just could not put it down!

 

Podcasts

  • Gals on the Go

This podcast is perfect for any girl bosses looking to get tips and tricks on how to be the best they can be. Brooke Miccio and Danielle Carolan are college lifestyle YouTubers, their podcast is absolutely amazing and I recommend it to anyone who is in need of some motivation and insight on various topics! Check it out here!

  • Young & Ambitious

I have been watching Siena Mirabella for years now and I have always loved her videos! This podcast talks about various things and is the perfect podcast for girl bosses! Definitely, go check and out here!

Random

  • Music

All of the songs I loved in the month of June can be found on my June Spotify playlist! If you want to check it out you can click here!

  • JBL Flip 3 Speaker

Image result for jbl flip 3 blueI have been using this speaker for a couple years now and it is absolutely perfect for the summertime! It is splash resistant so is perfect for lounging by the pool or going to the beach! The sound quality is amazing and the bass on the speaker is pretty good for such a small speaker!

 

 

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What have you been loving this summer?

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Current Music Favorites!

If you are new to my blog hello! My name is Karla and I am a junior at Central Michigan University! I post lifestyle and college-related posts and would love if you would subscribe to this blog to keep up with me and of course follow all my social media listed below! Follow my blog Instagram here!

I have been absolutely obsessed with listening to music and discovering new artists and genres lately! I have been making a separate playlist for each month in order to prevent myself from listening to the same things over and over again! So here are some of my favorite songs right now! Don’t forget to follow me on Spotify! 

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Here is my June Playlist!

 

 

Favorite Songs:

Alaska– Maggie Rogers

Motion Sickness– Phoebe Bridgers

High Horse– Kacey Musgraves

Grow as We Go– Ben Platt

Free Animal– Foreign Air

La Song– Lewis Watson

Not What I Meant- Dodie (ft. Lewis Watson)

Up, Up and Away- Chance Pena

Rose-Colored Boy– Paramore

figure it out– Faith Marie

21– Mitch James

bad guy– Billie Eilish

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There are my current music favorites! What have you guys been listening to lately?

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October Favorites 2018!

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I seriously cannot believe it is already November, this past month has flown by! With that being said here are some of my favorites for the month of October!

  • Clothing 

– Maroon Converse/Accessories

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Seasonal Low Top Unisex ShoeShout out to my bff Candice for these shoes because they are seriously my favorite shoes to wear! My school colors are Maroon and Gold so these are perfect to wear around campus and to tailgate to show some school spirit! However, they are currently covered in mud from the last football game so if anyone has any tips on how to get mud off shoes please let me know!

Alex and Ani Harry Potter Bracelet

I bought this bracelet a while ago as a Christmas present to myself and I seriously love it! Anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love anything Harry Potter so when I saw Alex and Ani had a Harry Potter line I knew I needed this bracelet! My next purchase from them will for sure be something else Harry Potter related!

  • Beauty/Skincare

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes

Image result for neutrogena makeup remover wipesIf you are looking for good makeup remover wipes these are it! I have been using these for so long, they are perfect for on the go and they make taking off your makeup so easy. I keep a pack in my nightstand so when I’m too lazy to get up and wash my face I can just grab one of these and wipe all my makeup off! They come in a variety of kinds including oil-free, sensitive skin and night time!

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer 

Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer Makeup, Sand, 0.2 fl. oz.Remember when you were younger and would steal makeup from your mom or grandma to wear? Yea this concealer was the first I took from my grandma and I still use it to this day. This concealer is seriously amazing, I apply it under my eyes and over any blemishes before I go to class or work and it makes me look more awake and refreshed! If you are looking for an affordable concealer this is for sure the one for you! They also have a pretty good shade range!

  • Food/Candy

Bolthouse Farms Smoothies

Being in college I don’t always have time to make breakfast in the morning, and something I love to have for breakfast is a smoothie! These smoothies are seriously so good and for the price they are for sure worth it, they come in a big size or small individual ones which are good to grab and go on busy mornings! My favorite flavors are the strawberry banana and the berry boost flavor, these are a cheaper alternative to the Naked brand smoothies!

Black Forest Gummy Bears 

I first discovered these on a road trip when I randomly bought them at a gas station and ever since then I have seriously loved these. The best thing about these gummy bears is they are organic, which makes me feel a little better for indulging on sugar. If you have never tried these I 10/10 recommend!

  • Music

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Anyone who knows me knows my music taste is all over the place. I like everything from rap to hip-hop to indie to country to throwbacks, I seriously listen to a little bit of everything. My Spotify is the best place to keep up with what I’m listening and loving, for the time being, you can follow here!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! This month has been so hectic and busy but I’m happy to say that I meet my big for sorority tomorrow and I am officially initiated on Sunday! Follow me on all my social media listed below to see this weekend!

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There are my October 2018 favorites! 

What have you been loving recently?

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August Favorites!

I know this post is kinda late but I still wanted to share some of the things I was loving during the month of August!

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  • Beauty/Skincare

– Biore Deep Pore Cleanser(Oily Skin)

Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser for Oily Skin (6.77 oz)This face wash has honestly been my holy grail because it not only has cleared up my acne, but it has also gotten rid of my blackheads! I have combination skin and even though this cleanser is targeted towards oily skin types it didn’t dry my face out and left my skin feeling soft and refreshed!

Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless

This foundation has been my go-to foundation for years now but the matte and poreless formula is perfect for the summer time! It provides a natural coverage with a smooth matte finish and probably the most important thing about this foundation is that the shade range is extensive with 40+ shades! If you are looking for a good foundation I highly recommend this one!

  • Decor/Home

Grey Mandella Tapestry

This tapestry from dormify.com is one of the staple pieces in my living room! I ordered this last year for my college dorm and it made the room look and feel that much more like home! I love dormify because they have so many different products to choose from including dorm decor and they even sell removable wallpaper that will for sure spice up any room! If any of you bloggers want to be apart of the dormifam and receive exclusive products and get amazing discounts, email me at lifewithkarla@gmail.com! If any of you are interested in anything off the dormify website you can use my code and save 20% off your first order! This is not a sponsored post by any means I just really love the company and I would never promote something if I personally haven’t tried it and loved it!

– Suhani Comforter Set

My favorite thing in my room is my bedspread! I got it from bed bath and beyond for anSuhani Comforter Set amazing deal and it is so cozy and warm! If you sign up for bed bath and beyond’s college pass you will get 20% off everytime you shop! If you don’t like this comforter they have so many more to choose from. This is where I did a good portion of my college apartment shopping mainly because they have pretty much everything you need from kitchen stuff to bedroom decor to mini fridges!

  • Clothing

Adidas Cloudfoam QT Racer

adidas Cloudfoam QT Racer Women's Shoes

These shoes are probably the comfiest tennis shoes I have ever owned! Having to walk long distances every day for college I wanted a shoe that was cute and would go with everything but would still be super comfortable! These shoes are only $60 which is not a lot for a good quality shoe that is going to last a while!

– Macrame High Neck Bikini 

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Because it is the end of summer I thought I would share the bathing suit that I wore most of the summer! This one from target was my absolute favorite because it was comfortable and the high neck provided support! I got it in a dark green color and it looked really good on my tan skin, I love targets bathing suits because they are an amazing quality and they have such a big selection to pick from!

  • Music

Sweetener by Ariana Grande

This album has been my absolute favorite this month! Some of my favorite songs are God is a Women, Breathin, and R.E.M. Ariana has always been one of my favorite artists because she is so down to earth and she sounds amazing live!

New music I have discovered recently

I always like to go through and clear out my playlists of songs I am not into anymore as well as make new playlists with songs I have discovered! This playlist has many different genres and artists on it which is why I love it so much! There is nothing like finding and falling in love with an artist and their music!

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There are my August 2018 favorites! 

What have you been loving recently?

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January Favorites!

This is something I want to do every month just to show you guys my favorites of the month! Don’t forget to follow me on all my social media listed below!

Beauty

I absolutely love this product! After I wash my face I will spray this all over and rub it in and it leaves my skin feeling soft and refreshed! I also use it to set my makeup and will spray it throughout the day to freshen up my makeup and just make my face look hydrated and radiant! Rose water is super good for your skin and this product is easy and convenient to apply making it that much better!

I use this to take off my makeup at night and I absolutely love it! I also use it when I wake up in the morning just to get the excess dirt out of my pores and it leaves my face clean and matte. I tend to have very oily skin so when I saw they had a mattifying formula I knew I had to try it! I bought it at the beginning of the month and have barely used any of it so this bottle goes a long way!

I had heard great things about this product so when I saw it at my local walmart I knew I had to try it out. I grabbed the honey beige color and I love it, it is light enough to provide highlight to where I apply it while not making me look washed out. It keeps my face set and matte all day and is a cheap alternative to some expensive face powders!

Hair Care

I always tend to have a dry scalp when it comes to winter time so when my grandma bought me this product I was excited to try it out to see if it worked. I have been using it twice a week for the past 3 weeks and I can really see an improvement in my scalp, it is not as dry as it was before and it leaves my hair feeling healthy and smelling amazing. If you have dry scalp I would for sure recommend this product!

  • OGX Renewing Moroccan Argon Oil Hair Mask

I use this product once a week and leave it in my hair for about ten minutes, I feel it leaves my hair feeling healthy, strengthened and less frizzy. It is only about $6.00 which to me is a good price compared to some hair masks that don’t work nearly as well as this one does. If you struggle with dry, frizzy hair I recommend adding this to your weekly hair care routine!

Music- Follow my Apple Music 

  • Revival- Eminem

This album is one of my favorites at the moment, I love the songs Walk On Water and River. This album is very different from what Eminem usually puts out and I like the overall message he conveys through this well thought out album.

  • Divide- Ed Sheeran

I know this album is a little old but I still love it, it’s the perfect album to relax to or listen to while studying. I have always loved all of Ed’s music and this is no exception to that, this album is simply amazing and so down to earth. My favorite songs at the moment are Dive, Perfect Duet and Supermarket Flowers.

Apps 

  • Google Calendar

As I stated before in my post “How I Stay Organized In College” I use Google Calendar to keep up with assignments and life in general. The app itself is easy to navigate and provides a simple and clean look to it. I love the customization options of being able to categorize my different events and make them different colors. I like this app a lot better than the Apple Calendar just because it provides a lot more customization.

  • Sweat Coin

This app literally pays you for the amount of outdoor steps you take a day, being in college I do a lot of walking so why not get paid to do it right? Sweat Coin offers a in app currency where you can use it to buy different offers like amazon giftcards and paypal money. Here is the link if you want to check it out here.

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July Favorites!


I have recently purchased a lot of different things in preparation for college and just to try out some new products I have heard good things about. These products have been amazing and have done good things for me and hopefully they will for you too!

 

Makeup

I have been using the Maybelline Fit Me foundation for a very long time and I absolutely love it! I use the dewy and smooth formula in the winter (Shade 310) and the Matte and Poreless formula in the summer (Shade 330). This foundation keeps me matte throughout the day and leaves such a natural look to the skin. I often get compliments on how good my skin looks when I am wearing this foundation and that is just the best feeling. If you are looking for a good foundation for the summer time I highly recommend this one! They have forty different shades which is a huge selection! This foundation can be found anywhere makeup is sold and runs around $6.00!

 

Skin Care

As I mentioned in my Skin Care Routine post, I have been recently loving the Dr.Bronners 18-in-1 Hemp Tea Tree Pure-Castile Soap. I use this twice a day to cleanse my face and each time I use it I absolutely love it! The best thing about it is how little you have to use! I use about two drops when I wash my face and that is the perfect amount to get my skin a deep clean and leave it feeling soft and moisturized. I have combination skin and I have noticed that this has reduced the amount of oil and dryness in my skin leaving it the perfect balance! You can purchase this really anywhere I got my 32 oz. bottle at target for $15.00!

 

Another skin care product I have been loving this month is the Gold Bond Ultimate Healing body lotion with Aloe. I apply this after getting out of the shower and it absorbs into the skin super fast and leaves my body feeling soft and moisturized. My skin tends to be on the dry side so this is perfect for me, it gives me the perfect amount of moisture and smells amazing! This can be found pretty much anywhere and will run around $8.00

 

Hair Care

I have pretty wavy and frizzy natural hair so finding something to control that and leave it feeling soft and hydrated is important. I have been using Moroccan Oil hair products for a while now but I have recently started using their Curl Control Cream. I let my hair sit in a towel for about ten minutes, take it down and apply a quarter size amount to my hair making sure to really massage it in especially at the ends of my hair. This can be found online and in Sephora. It is a little pricey running around $34.00 but it has lasted me for around a year and I still have a lot left! It also smells absolutely amazing.

 

Electronics 

Recently I invested in a computer for college. I purchased the MacBook Air 13″ and I absolutely love it! Apple offers an amazing student discount which gives you around $300 off MacBooks! Mine was $849 which is pretty cheap for a Mac. I have never had a MacBook in the past however I have always had iPhones and iPods so I am familiar with how Apple products run. This laptop is perfect for college and is super lite so you won’t have to worry about it weighing you down when going from class to class. You can find these discounts on apples website if you are interested!

 

Going along with this purchase I also got a free pair of Beats Solo 3’s! They are amazing and have such good battery life. Apple includes a free pair of these with your student laptop which is an amazing deal because they are normally $300! The quality is what I love the most because they are noise cancelling and play the music crystal clear and the bass is amazing on them. I love that they are wireless because I do have an iPhone 7 plus so I can listen to music while charging my phone again!

 

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What products have you been loving this month?

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Happy August!- Karla