One of my suggestions for things to do while at home or during social distancing is do something artistic or practice hobbies. You can check out my full list here. So I decided to work on my aesthetic photo editing skills by setting up a little overlay photo shoot with some of my favorite cute pieces. Might I add, that some things from this shoot are from Amazon, Huda Beauty, Fenty Beauty, Victoria's Secret, and Poshmark. I used my android phone to take all the pictures and used different phone editing apps to see what I like. These are some of the results.
Things to do at Home while Social Distancing
I don't know about you but, I didn't expect the first 3 months of 2020 to be this overwhelming on such a global scale (to say the very least). It was just a few months ago that some of us were scrolling through social media reading about the Australia bush-fires, memes about the possibility of WW3, and even collectively feeling the pang of loss with the death of Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant, and the 7 other passengers of the deadly helicopter crash in Calabasas Hills. It's been exhausting and scary. Now we are struck with the reality of a global pandemic with the Covid-19 outbreak. In times like this, I believe we all need to remember our own feelings are valid and that prioritizing our mental health is important. But let's not forget about being kind and considerate of all people especially those who are homeless, old, and highly susceptible to respiratory illnesses or any sicknesses. Let's show appreciation to health and medical professionals working around the clock and listen to credible health safety sources about what we can do to decrease the spread of Corona virus. This means coughing or sneezing in your sleeve or a tissue, washing your hangs consistently, wiping down frequently used surfaces, consulting with a doctor if you don't fell well, and practicing as much social distancing as possible.
Easy DIY Chocker Necklace
I've been known to carry a lot of clutter in my wallet, and I mean old receipts, chapstick, necklaces and other random stuff, so I like having a big wristlet type wallet with a lot of space. So, apparently I carry a little too much for even something that's as thick as a descent length novel. It all started when I got this cute double zippered nude wallet from Charlotte Russe that worked so well for me until both zippers broke. I do like a lot of their stuff, but c'mon, if I'm paying more than $10 for a wallet, it needs to last better. Even one of my friends, who had the same wallet as me, had the same experience of the zippers jamming and breaking. I left the wallet as is but after a while I got paranoid that I might lose something very important so I bought a new wallet, but of course I didn't just want to throw away a cute $12 wallet. Sorry, that's my cheap-self reasoning; so I decided to do a DIY choker out of the wristlet strap because it just so happened to fit the circumference of neck. Also currently using the storage/zippered part of the wallet to hold letters and random stuff on my desk. So without further ado, the DIY choker out of a wristlet.
Hey Lovely people! These are some of my favorite empty beauty/hygiene products from the past Fall and Winter months. I'm also including somethings that I started using at the beginning of Fall that have become some of my all-time favorite beauty products ever! I know that’s big of me to say but, I mean it, these are amazing and they just work well for me. And a lot of these are drug store products, so you know my “broke college girl on a budget” self is here for y’all!
Recently, I got to attend the Vevo Certified Live concert featuring the band 5 Seconds of Summer. I remember when first heard their song She Looks So Perfect over a year ago and loved it. Now I got to see them in person!
It was a really exciting experience that I got to share with my best friend, who's also a fan. She was pretty much the official unofficial photographer for the evening because I left my camera in the car the whole time. Nonetheless, the band's set was great, I got some free concert swag, and some minor hearing loss but it's all good.
I enjoy using makeup. There's a certain confidence and artistic factor that I find so appealing in it. Even with the many beauty gurus I watch on YouTube, I don't believe I'm all that good at doing makeup just yet. At least not on other people.
As much as I enjoy having pictures taken of the outfits I come up with, I also enjoy taking pictures of other people and places. There are many beautiful places to visit in California and I've gotten some great shots of them from all over LA. This past weekend I attended two weddings and visited a botanical garden. The first wedding I visited was in Long Beach and the other in San Diego. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to take many shots from the weddings but I have a lot of photos from my visit to the botanical garden.
I feel most productive when I'm out and about from my home headquarters. Whether I'm studying like crazy for finals, working on my blogs, or planning for a project; Starbucks is my go to spot to get work done. Maybe it has something to do with the chill environment, the food, or the fact that others around me are getting stuff done too. I generally find myself coming here often.
This week has been crazy busy but I'm so happy it's almost the weekend! One of the highlights of this week though, was picking up this adorable cake.
I'm all for having fun and going on grand adventures but my life doesn't always work that way. That's why I also love doing simple things like having a movie marathon night with my sister, or walking to my local library to pick out a good read, or even just trying to make something different for dinner.
Hello, my name is Nicole.
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