Wrapping Up January

Hello Beauties!

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? There have been finals, internship work, and whatever else that has been keeping me busy. But why don’t we talk about this month’s favorites according to yours truly!

Beauty

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I haven’t been having a lot of skin issues lately– just some redness here and there. regardless, Almay’s Smart Shade CC Cream has been the perfect remedy. It takes away redness and other discoloration without feeling greasy or thick. I like to use a damp Beauty Blender to work it in and get that smooth look that we all strive for!

Skincare

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Since I’ve been having some problems with redness and slight acnes, I’ve become a serious fan of Neutrogena’s Redness Soothing Acne Wash. It’s gentle, but effective, and the more I use it the better my skin looks. I also included Earth Therapeutics Smooth Face Brush because this is one of the best and least expensive cleansing brushes I’ve seen on the market!

Moisturizer

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My mom grabbed this for her sister so I decided to give it a try. Since then it’s been featured in Allure and other beauty sites and rightly so; all you have to do is apply it to wet skin (it’s slightly greasy at first), then gently pat dry and voila! Instant smooth and radiant skin with ease!

Book Of The Month

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I loved this book so, so, so much. I knew right from the beginning that it was going to get me, and it most certainly did. It follows the lives and perspectives of multiple immigrants from South America to the United States. Some are legal, some are not, but each has a riveting tale of how they got to where they are now. It’s brilliantly written, and will definitely give a different perspective on immigration.

Outfit of The Month

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The pants are from American Eagle and are one of the most comfortable pairs I’ve ever owned! The shirt is from Target; it’s super lightweight and loose, with a dipped back and matching shorts. I also added this wishbone necklace as a simple yet key accent, without deterring from the pattern.

peace, love, and baby ducks,

Marin

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I’M BACK!

Hello My Beauties!

I’ve missed you so, so, so much during the time that I was gone. I took a well-deserved break from Youtube and this blog while I studied for finals, but now that those are over I’m back in the game!

I’m really excited to be back, and I’m filled with new ideas for my channel. But I want to be able to dictate what/when I film and upload more. I don’t want Youtube and making videos to control my life, and taking this break has kinda brought me down to Earth and I was able to reconnect with the people I love more.

So please enjoy this new video, stay tuned for more, but remember that it might not always be on a schedule. The best things in life are done without planning or expectancy, they are just created in a moment. I don’t want to expect myself to have to have make something on a deadline because then it won’t be as good as it could have been.

Anyways, enough of my rambling! Watch the video kids, and feel free to tell me what you think!

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin XO

January Interview Featuring Maeve

Hello My Beauties!

It’s been a while since I have written to you, and I have noticed that other bloggers are going through a small lull as well. I think this is like a little universal break that’s really needed. Back to the topic at hand, I want to introduce all of you to Maeve at Thrift O’Clock! She’s a super cute blogger, Youtuber, and this month’s interview star! Please enjoy and check her out!

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Maeve: Hello, I’m Maeve! I’m an 18 year old girl from Northern Ireland and my blog is called Thrift O’Clock. I absolutely love thrifting and sharing my thrifty finds on my blog, whether that be fashion, beauty or otherwise. My little cat Mia is my favourite thing in the world alongside blogging.

Questions

Q: What/who inspired you to start blogging?
A: I started watching a few Youtubers & reading a few blogs and thinking, I’d like to do that! In the beginning I loved Becca Rose and Amarixe, and I’ve always looked up to the likes of The Sunday Girl for inspiration. I remember I’d just come back from a thrifting trip, the name Thrift O’Clock just sprung into my mind and I created my blog that night!
Q: What have you liked most that has come from your blog?
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A: I think it has to be the confidence I’ve found through blogging and the fact I have a creative outlet of my very own. I’ve also made some lovely blogger friends which is a big positive!
Q: When you aren’t on your blog, what is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
A: Of course I love to shop, but I also love baking and creating art which are two things I’d really like to start incorporating on my blog!
Q: What is your favorite product that you’ve written about?
A: Difficult question! I loved talking about starting a MAC 15 Eyeshadow palette because it started a conversation in the comments where we discussed our eyeshadow recommendations. It was also brilliant to talk about my Personal Planner because it’s so handy and I was able to give one away to one of my readers!
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Q: And finally, what do you hope to accomplish in 2015, blog related or not?
A: I actually wrote about my blogging resolutions for the new year in a blog post! My own personal goals are to get a bit healthier, pass my A Levels and be happy!
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Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,
Marin XO