Monday, August 26, 2013

Tips for Sixth and Seventh Grade

hey! So hopefully this helps people who are entering sixth and seventh grade. Well, I'm in eighth grade and I will share some things I have learned from sixth and seventh grade.

1. Stay Calm

    I was so nervous on the first day of sixth grade. It was my first time in a co-ed school. Yes, I went to an all-girls private catholic school until fifth grade. Also I went from a grade of 17 kids to a grade of 50+ kids. I knew about 2 people that were in my grade and later on in the year they ditched me. But that's a different story. I get anxiety over the smallest things or when I am talking to teachers. I didn't know why I got so nervous. In seventh grade it was bad because some people use to make fun of me because I would get so nervous I would stutter (bullies). But towards the end of the year I started to take a deep breath and it really does make a difference.

2. Stay away from Drama

    I know parents and teacher say to students, "stay away from drama," but I am being serious. Middle School is the most dramatic time. I am still in middle school but I have realized that. I have my group of friends and then there are other people I am friendly with. Stay away from people who are craving attention. Those are the people who make rumors about themselves and other people.  In other words, those are the people that everyone talks about. Well in seventh grade there were so many rumors about these two people and at first I was like, "glad that isn't me." But as the year went on, everyone was making a huge deal and then I realized, "who cares that they are dating?" The two people started to look miserable and I honestly felt bad. I feel like I am rambling on but the point is, IF SOMEONE IS CAUSING DRAMA, STAY AWAY.

3. Be Careful what you put on the internet

    If you notice on my instagram, I don't have a lot of photos. One reason, I didn't like what I put on instagram and I saw so many flaws. But be careful at what you post because what is funny to one person might be offensive to someone else. People in my grade would be like, "Christina, your not even looking at the camera." or some people would rudely say, "how do you have so many followers?" I am not trying to be mean but I honestly don't know how I have 700+ followers. Some people put photos (I am going to call them R-rated photos) and they are showing things you shouldn't be showing at 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 years old. Those things give people the bad impression of you and they never go away.
    Another thing I hate on the internet is this website called ask.fm. I know this sounds rude, but if you have an account you are basically giving yourself to people who hate you. Even if people do hate you, I am sure my readers are pretty amazing people since you read my posts but there are people jealous of your pretty faces. Ask.fm is basically inviting bullies. Trust me, I have witnessed it first hand. The fact that people are being anonymous and giving you hate is just proving how much of a coward they are. Hate is bad but remember I love you.

4. Do all your homework

    I know there are times when you can't finish all your homework because of personal reasons. But if you are sitting on the couch and your watching television and it's 5 in the afternoon and you haven't started homework, do yourself a favor and start homework. It will save you some stress. There were times in sixth grade I stayed up until 2am doing homework. You want to be that student that teachers know is an excellent student and won't get mad at you if you forget once.

5.  Be Nice to EVERYONE

    Even if there is that one boy or girl that you can't stand to look at, be nice to them. I am not saying you have to be best friends but just be nice. I am not lying because there are some people that were so mean to me but being nice kills the bullies. They want to see you be upset because it makes them feel better about themselves. They are jealous because YOU are being nice to everyone and they can't be.
    Also being nice to people can get your more friends or one smile can make someone's day. I know people that think they aren't good enough to have friends. These people are the ones that need a friend and one smile, one hello, one conversation, a "hey want to work together" can really make their day.

"It costs nothing to be nice." - Harry Styles

6. Always be prepared for school

    My school uses iPads for our notebooks but I personally like using notebooks to write in and a kindle to read on. But always have a pen and bring your books to school. I have annoyed people by asking them for a pen, pencil, or  paper. So being prepared and organized honestly helps a lot.

7. Have fun with friends

     Don't always be studying, doing homework, or reading my blog (haha jk) but go out with friends. Go to starbucks, or if you don't have money go to the park. My friends and I like to do both. If you go to starbucks I strongly suggest the cotton-candy frappe (secret menu!), mocha cookie crumble frappe, refreshers, or passion fruit ice tea. In the winter my best friends and I have sleepovers in my basement and watch youtube videos and movies.

8. Always look nice

     Well I have to wear a uniform but if you don't I suggest skirts, jeans, crop tops, and pretty shirts. Youtubers like macbarbie07 (Bethany Mota), madisenrosebeauty1 (Maddi Bragg), and makeupbymandy24 (Amanda Steele) have some amazing fashion taste for back to school. I wear a uniform and to me its okay. I hate the gym uniform because who wants to wear unisex sweatpants? Ew. My hair gets puffy since its curly but keep your hair looking fresh and nice. Keep your uniform nice and don't roll it up. Keep it classy never trashy.

9. Take Care of Acne

    I have a post I wrote when I was in seventh grade about what makeup I wore. Since I am in catholic school, I am supposedly not suppose to wear makeup. But I do anyway because I make it look natural. I had such bad acne in sixth grade! My forehead was terrible and it was really gross and they would pop and bleed. How attractive is that? I strongly suggest going to a dermatologist, they know what to give your skin. In seventh grade my skin cleared up a lot. Of course I get breakouts sometimes but its mild compared to sixth grade. In seventh grade, I noticed a lot of kids were getting really bad acne and it was noticeable. That's kind of an ego booster.

     In sixth grade since I had bad acne I tried using foundation which kind of sparked my interest in makeup. But I did it terribly then and people would point out of the fact that I was wearing makeup.  If I had to go back to sixth grade I would definitely do my makeup different to cover it.
If you are allowed to wear makeup and want to cover up acne or have a neutral look, I suggest buying:

For covering acne:

       Concealer (liquid or stick)
       Foundation (covergirl i love so much)
       Blender or makeup brushes

To have a neutral look:
(use the covering acne items too)

      Urban Decay pallette (or any neutral colored pallette)
      Baby lips (you can use it for lips and and cheek tint)
      eyelash curler
      clear or black mascara


10. Be Yourself

     If anyone ever makes fun of you for being yourself, never let them get to you. I'm the girl during free period that listens to music and reads books and fanfiction. I am the girl who has a blog that no one from my school knows about because this is my place. This is your place. Who are you? You are You. I am me.


If no one ever says this to you, I love you.

xoxo,
        Christina




   
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Thursday, August 15, 2013

THIS OR THAT TAG

    Hi my lovelies! Thank you for all the views I have been getting. If you like what I post please become a member, it helps me a lot! So, today I am going to do the this or that tag. A lot of youtubers do tag videos, why not do a tag post? I don't know who I should tag for it, but if you like the questions feel free to do that tag. Let's do this!

This or That Tag

Makeup:
blush or bronzer? blush because I like the look of rosy cheeks
lip gloss or lipstick? I don't really use either very much, I use lip stain
eyeliner or mascara? mascara for the win
foundation or concealer? (this is a tough one!) foundation because it hides blemishes and evens the skin tone.
neutral or color eye shadow? I usually go for neutral unless I am going to parties where I would do a taliajoy18 inspired eyeshadow.
brushes or sponges? sponges for liquid foundation but brushes for everything else

Nails:
OPI or china glaze? I don't know what china glaze is, so OPI
long or short? long
brights or darks? definitely bright colors! They are so fun and festive!
flower or no flower? no flower, sorry

Body:
perfume or body splash? perfume ( I am in love with ralph loren number 2 women's perfume and viva la juicy)
lotion or body butter? omg definitely body butter
body wash or soap? body wash unless its soap from lush.
lush or other bath company? well I don't know where the nearest lush is but if I were able to I would go to lush.

Fashion:
jeans or sweat pants? jeans usually but VS sweatpants are amazing
long sleeve or short sleeve? I really like long sleeve sweatshirts
dresses or skirts? skirts
stripes or plaid? stripes! My school uniform is plaid and its gross.
flip flops or sandals? flip flops!
scarves or hats? scarves! I do not look good in hats.
studs or dangly earrings? dangly earrings, they are so cute!
necklaces or bracelets? stacking bracelets, definitely.
heels or flats? I love heels! Since I am 5'2 I am kind of short.
cowboy boots or riding boots? ugg boots
jacket or hoodie? cute hoodies or my tommy hilfiger jacket.
forever 21 or charlotte russe? forever 21 since I have a lot from there but I have been meaning to check out charlotte russe.
abercrombie or hollister? abercrombie definitely.
saks 5th or nordstorm? saks 5th!

Hair:
curly or straight? my hair is naturally curly but I love it when it's straight.
bun or ponytail? messy bun!
bobby pins or butterfly or clips? bobby pins since I am a dancer.
hair spray or gel? hair spray sometimes.
long or short? long!
light or dark? my hair is light brown.
up or down? up!

Random:
rain or shine? rain!
summer or winter? I honestly don't know. I like the fact that I have no school in summer. So probably summer.
Fall or Spring? Both!
Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate.
East coast or west coast? I live on the east coast but I would love to live on the west coast.

So that was the this or that tag! If you do the tag, send me your link! I would love to see it! Until next time! xx
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Monday, August 5, 2013

Summer Fashions 2013

   Even though there is only one month left of Summer, I will talk about the styles from Summer 2013. Some clothes brands I saw were Forever 21, Brandy Melville, TopShop, Pacsun, and H &M. All 5 of those brands have clothes that are expensive or reasonable.

     Skirts are really popular especially high waisted. High waisted anything is popular at the moment. I saw a lot of people wearing skirts like this. Also bralets are popular. The one in the photo has a back like cut fabric but not all of them are like that. You can look at Ariana Grande, and Selena Gomez for inspiration.



         High waisted shorts are a bit more expensive then regular shorts. I honestly don't know why. I have two pairs from a boutique which were 32.00 dollars. Usually I wouldn't spend that much money on shorts but I got them with the money I got for my birthday. But at least one pair is good enough to have and you can pair it with bandeaus, bralets, t-shirts, or three quarter sleeves.


     Graphic Muscle t-shirts were one of my favorite trends of the summer. I have a muscle t-shirt that says, "geek chic". People were pronouncing chic as chick and were making fun of it. *flips hair* They don't understand fashion. But muscle t-shirts are worn with bandeaus and I really liked the trend.

  
      Band t-shirts are pretty popular. I noticed that people wear nirvana, the ramones, and even modern day bands like 5SOS, and one direction t-shirts. I like the look of more older bands because I personally like rock music and the t-shirts are pretty cool.


        Maxi dresses also known as high-low dresses. These dresses are bit more formal but I like the way it looks. They are good for events or if you want to go out at night. 


This is a typical outfit I've seen recently. The American flag shorts are popular and you can 
buy them at forever 21. The brand name shirts like Coca-Cola shirt is popular and I have seen many people wearing clothes like that. 


         Open back dresses and heart back dresses from Brandy Melville and other stores have been very popular too. I, myself don't have the type of dress but my friends do and I have seen YouTube gurus wearing these dresses (madisenrosebeauty1 and makeupbymandy24) and they look gorgeous in them. 


       Overalls are back in style. It's not like it was in the early 2000's which I barely remember. But crop tops and and long sleeve shirts with overalls or overall dresses are perfect. I love them so much and I hope it doesn't go out of style.

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BB Cream Vs Foundation

       Hi everyone! So recently I have tested out BB cream. I tried Maybelline and Covergirl BB Cream. I personally did not like either one.


   I saw so many youtube videos on BB Cream and everyone was saying it was amazing, and it works really well. Maybe I used it wrong but it made my skin really shiny. It looked really bad on me. At first, I liked it and then like an hour after it started to fade and my skin looked oily. About 50% of time I wear concealer and foundation or no makeup at all and my face looks matte. I think none of the BB Creams did that for me.

     At the moment, Im using covergirl Stay Fabulous Foundation. In one of my other posts I talked about it. I highly recommend it because its easy to use and keeps your face matte. If BB Cream works for you, comment below or email me (thisfashiongirl1@gmail.com) about how you use it because maybe I did something wrong.


until next time,

        xoxo


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