March 29, 2016

6 Relationship Questions Answered by a Long-distance Couple


Hey y'all!

I've wanted to do a post about my long-distance relationship for a while, but I couldn't really think of what exactly to write about. So thanks to our friend Ian, he wrote us a list of questions to answer! S is for Sarah aka me, and the M is for Michael aka my boyfriend!

What motivates you to stay confident and never give up in your relationship?
S: Knowing that Michael loves and supports me in every single choice that I make really helps me get through the hard times.

M: Looking forward to the next time we see each other. It's hard being away from each other but looking forward to the future when it won't be an issue anymore helps make it easier for the time being.

What kinds of challenges have you had to overcome?
S: Whenever one of us is sad or sick, it's hard to not be there to comfort them. And sometimes people aren't supportive of our relationship. It hurts but I have to remind myself that it's not their relationship, it's mine. So if I'm happy, that's all that matters.

M: For me, the biggest challenge is the distance. Knowing that other people get to spend time with Sarah while I am stuck miles away missing her can be hard. Both of us can be protective and learning to trust each other and not get upset is a challenge that isn't easy to overcome.

What advice would you give those also in a long distance relationship?
S: It's honestly so worth it. I know it isn't for everyone but I promise it is worth it. Not to sound cheesy but it's true that when you love someone, no distance is too far.

M: Stay strong and remember why you are in a relationship with that person.  Don't let the small things get you down and try to remember the big picture. Spend time on skype together and come up with fun ways to communicate that make the distance seem like a small obstacle.

What personal growth have you recognized while in your relationship?
S: I have become a much more patient person. My parents have also noted that I have become a kinder and more confident young woman. Michael pushes me to do what I love and tells me to not worry about what other people think.

M: I've become a more caring person.  Being with the person you love makes things that used to seem like chores rewarding and fun. I've also developed more patience. Waiting to see Sarah can be hard, but the payoff is so worth it that it helps remind me to be patient.

Other than your significant other, who has been your biggest supporter(s)/motivator(s)
S: My mom, definitely. She loves Michael! She continuously tell me that she will be extremely surprised if we don't end up getting married. It makes me happy that my family loves him almost as much as I do.

M: My family has been very supportive of our relationship, even before meeting her.  They want me to be happy and they know that Sarah is good for me.

What accomplishments are you proud of in your relationship?
S: I'm proud that we have been able to handle two years of long-distance. It has been very hard but it will all be worth it.

M: Being together for over 2 years is a huge accomplishment, especially considering we only see each other every 2-3 months usually.  I think staying committed and together while we are both at college is an accomplishment and moving in together this summer will be the next big step.

I hope that these provide some insight to what it's like for us (and for other long-distance couples). I think that there is a lot of judgement surrounding these types of relationships when they are honestly just like any other relationship.


 

March 24, 2016

How to Earn Free Stuff by Staying Off Your Phone

Hey y'all!

Like free stuff? Me too. Are you a little addicted to your phone ? Well, yeah..me too. There's this really awesome app called "Pocket Points" that can help you with that issue. It can be downloaded on the App store or the Google Play store!

In a few easy steps you can be working your way towards free (or discounted) food/clothes/etc.
  1. Download the app (duh) and use my promo code D12Bu for us to both earn 10 free points!
  2. Make sure you're on campus
  3. Open the app
  4. Lock your phone
  5. And you're on your way to earning points!!
Now, I know what you're thinking. "I bet the stuff isn't even worth it." But they have companies like Papa Johns, Smoothie King, Which Wich, and CHICK-FIL-A on their list. I mean who doesn't want a free chicken sandwich???

So do yourself a favor and earn free stuff while paying attention in class. Your wallet and your grades will thank me later.


 

March 20, 2016

LUSH Review: The Golden Egg


Hey y'all!

Being back home for spring break was awesome because I got to visit my favorite store ever, LUSH! Not to mention it was nice actually having a place to take a bath. So you better believe that I went in and bought an Easter themed goodie!

I saw the "Golden Egg" and I knew I had to have it. Not only is it my favorite color, but it's covered in GLITTER! And when I say covered, I'm not kidding. I had it stuck to my fingers for hours after picking it up.

According to LUSH, this product is described as:
"Creamy honey-toffee luxury. How do you like your eggs? Toffee-scented with glittering gold and packed full of fair trade cocoa butter? Soak in a dazzling bath of moisturizing olive oil and golden luster until your skin feels softer than caramel and smells more scrumptious than anything from Mr. Wonka's factory. Uplifting bergamot and sweet, wild orange oils help to tone and brighten the skin, and give a sweet fruitiness to this most luxurious soak."
So this product is a bath bomb melt. That means that it works like a regular bath bomb and will change the bathwater a different color BUT it also has a melty center which leaves your skin moisturized. I was a bit skeptical but I definitely noticed a difference in my skin. It had such a nice silky-smooth feeling to it that I kept making people feel my leg, saying "feel how smooth!"

Unfortunately, the color that the water turns is not very aesthetically pleasing. It's a yellow-orange mixture, so it's definitely not "insta-worthy" but the egg itself is. Remember that since this product is for Easter, it is limited edition! So if you're looking to try out a new bath bomb, check this one out! You won't be disappointed.

Pros:
  Moisturizing
☻  Long-lasting
  GLITTER

Cons:
☻   Limited edition
☻   Color of bathwater


 

Be sure to check out my skin care routine that features a few other of my favorite LUSH products!

March 1, 2016

9 Dorm Room Essentials You'll Actually Use

Hey y'all!

My freshman year is almost over unfortunately! I have loved every second of it. I would give anything to go back to this time last year and get to relive my freshman experience all over again. If you're about to head off to college, get ready to have the best year of your life!

By far, the worst part about going to college is having to live in a dorm. I'm fortune enough to have my own room because I live in a suite style community. So I asked my roomies' opinions on this list and we have compiled some things that we are thankful for bringing to college!


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