Tuesday's Tunes- Ed Sheeran

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Going back to work after a long weekend is brutal.
To get me through the day these are the songs I am currently loving & will be on repeat all day today.
You will notice I am on a little Ed Sheeran kick.
I loveee his voice.
Kiss Me-Ed Sheeran
Give Me Love- Ed Sheeran
The City-Ed Sheeran
& last but not least
Love Sucks-Nathan Angelo

Leslyn's Lovely Life

5 For Five (8)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Getting to sleep in on a Monday and knowing you have nothing to do today is pure bliss!
Thanks MLK
Linking up with  Jenn & Jessica for my favorite link up
 Lets see how I did last week..
1. Start my homework early
I did almost all of it by Thursday!
2. Blog every day this week
I was close I blogged every day except for Wednesday.
In my defense I was sick all week so 4/5 isn't bad!
3. Clean the bathroom
Finished this Tuesday..of course now it needs to be cleaned again
4. Do not take my problems home with me
Well I only went to work a day and a half because I was sick so that was easy
5. Be in the moment
I thought this was going to be harder then it was but it was actually really easy
 This week..
1. At least 30 min of "me" time
During the week I am so busy with work, classes, homework, etc. that at the end of the night I didn't do anything for myself.
2. Clean my make up brushes
I haven't done this in about 2 months. its time.
3. Finish my work assignment
Its not due till March 1st but I just want to get it out of the way.
 4. Eat breakfast
I have been really bad about this lately. Then when I get to work I am starving & have no energy.
5. Get more organized with blog stuff
I've gotten super organized when it comes to all my school stuff. This week I want to concentrate on my blog and get all that stuff organized.
Have a great day lovies :)

A-Z of me

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Happy Thursday Ladies!
I'm home sick today. This flu going around is no freaking joke!
Today I am stealing this post idea from Allie
I think its a fun way for new & old followers to get to know me a little better
A) Age: 22
B) Bed size: Full.
C) Chore you hate: This is probably the easiest chore ever but I hate making up my bed.
Not to mention I am a crazy sleeper. I toss & turn so much my bottom sheet comes off!
D) Dogs: zoe & cosmo
 E) Essential start to your day: coffee! I am by no means a morning person so I need coffee to function properly.
F) Favorite color: Pink
G) Gold or Silver: I always used to be a silver girl but lately I have been really getting into gold.
H) Height: 5'5
I) Instruments you play: When I was little I tried the flute & piano and none of them took. I wish I could play the guitar!
J) Job Title: Assistant Teacher
K) Kids: Working with 13 kids every day is my birth control. Don't want kids for awhile.
L) Live: Georgia
M) Married: My mom wishes! She reminds me at least once a week she is ready for grandchildren. Any one else's mom do this?
N) Nicknames: My whole family pretty much calls me Zanny. Alexandra is just to long of a name.
O) Overnight hospital stays: Once. When I was little I was constipated so my parents took me to the hospital. That's not embarrassing or anything.
P) Pet Peeve: When people crack any bones. It makes me cringe!
Q) Quote: You are braver then you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
R) Righty or Lefty: Righty
S) Siblings: twins- Victoria & Austin
T) Time you wake up: Mondays whenever I want. Tues-Thurs 6:30. Friday 5:30.
U) University Attended: Kennesaw State
V) Vegetables you dislike: broccoli & cauliflower. nasty.
W) What makes you run late: Not being able to find anything to wear.
X) X-rays you've had: just mouth x-rays
Y) Yummy food: pizza, frozen yogurt, cupcakes, etc.
Z) Zoo animal favorite: lions, penguins, & monkeys

My Winter Must Haves!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Is anyone else like me and always dead tired Tuesday mornings?
For me it is because Monday nights consist of the Bachelor, Teen Mom 2 & Catfish!
Why I feel like I have to stay up & watch it that night instead of just recording it is beyond me.
Today I am going to be sharing with you my Winter Must Haves!
Soap & Glory- The Righteous (Body) Butter
My skin needs to stay hydrated during the winter. This body butter soaks into my skin fast and keeps it hydrated. Not to mention it smells ah-ma-zing!
Soap & Glory Hand Food Cream
This cream is obviously for your hands. I keep it in my purse. Since I work with kids I wash my hands a lot and so they constantly get dry. I love having this on hand.
Simple hydrating moisturizer
My face gets really dry during the winter. I love this moisturizer because it is designed for people with sensitive skin.
Macadamia Deep Repair Masque
holy grail product right here. If you don't own this you need to.
It is kind of expensive ($30) but sooo worth it.
I use it once a week and my hair isn't dry and damaged looking anymore!
Lorac Pro Palette
I have been loving this palette this winter. It has every color I would want.
I will be doing a review on this soon!
Loreal BB Cream
I like wearing BB cream when I know my skin is a little dry. If I put foundation on it is just going to look flakey.
This is my favorite BB cream I have tried so far.
Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub
I use this almost every. When my lips are chapped I like getting all that dead skin off.
It also tastes really good.
Sugar Lip Treatment
Hydrating your lips is a must in the winter. Especially after using the scrub I need to put moisture back into my lips.
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift Perfume
This is my favorite perfume for the winter time. It is woody/floral smelling.
Knitted infinity scarves
They are a staple for winter. American Eagle has some great ones!
Some people hate on them (I used to be one of those people)
but they are beyond comfortable!
Scented Candles
The one I have been burning lately is Vanilla Bean Noel. I love cozying up with a candle burning watching the Bachelor or reading a magazine.

5 for FIVE

Monday, January 14, 2013

Happy, dreary, yucky Monday morning! Well at least in GA anyway.
At least the Falcons won yesterday :)
Today I am linking up with Jenn & Jessica for 5 for Five.
This is my favorite link up. It has really kept me accountable!
 Lets see how I did last week:
1. Go to bed earlier
It was hard the first two nights. What helps is once I get in bed I tell myself no phone.
2. Respond to all my unanswered emails
yes! it felt so good. I don't think I ever let it get as bad as it did.
3. Drink 8 glasses of water every day
I started strong in the beginning of the week then by Thursday it cut to about half.
Why is it so hard to drink water?!
4. Write Christmas thank you cards
5. Make an eye doctor appointment
well I just forgot all about this. oops.
This week:
1. Start my homework early
I have a bad habit of saving it all for Sunday afternoon.
I was in stress mode all day yesterday. not fun.
2. Blog every day this week
I haven't blogged all week since before Christmas
3. Clean the bathroom
holy tornado! make up & hair junk everywhere
4. Do not take my problems home with me
I have a bad habit of taking my work problems home with me. It annoys the heck out of my fam.
5. Be in the moment
When I'm hanging with friends & family I need to put the phone or computer away

Pit & Peak!

Friday, January 11, 2013

This week has been crazy! Trying to adjust to my new work schedule and my classes.
I am so so so so glad it is Friday.
Today I am linking up with Allie & Brin for Pit & Peak
Pit- I have been going back and forth about my job all week. I have come to the conclusion I need to move on and start a new chapter in my life. I have been thinking about this for the past 6 months. This week some events happened that finally led me to the conclusion of leaving. Its bittersweet because I will miss my kids like crazy but I need to do this for me!
Peak- All the awesome shows that came back on this week!
the bachelor
biggest loser
greys anatomy
snooki & jwoww
Teen Mom 2
I hope y'all have a great weekend!

5 for Five

Monday, January 7, 2013

Not only is it Monday.
But, it's the Monday after vacation.
I just want this day to hurry up so I can go home and watch the bachelor tonight!
Who else is excited to see Sean tonight?!
I'm linking up with Jenn & Jessica for 5 for Five
Because of the holidays I've been a little MIA so I'm not recapping my last goals.
This week:
1.  Go to bed earlier.
I've been staying up till1-2 since I've been on vacation. It needs to stop now that I have to wake up early again.
2. Respond to all my unanswered emails.
I have A LOT of em.
3. Drink 8 glasses of water every day.
For some reason this is so hard for me to do but really want to start doing it!
4. Write Christmas thank you cards.
I'm a little behind.
5. Make an eye doctor appointment.
 My eyes have been killing me lately. I wear glasses but I know my eyes have gotten worse so there not really helping anymore.
I hope everyone has a great week! 

Sunday Social!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

I hope everyone has had a fab weekend so far!
I know I'm enjoying my last day of freedom before school starts back up again! bleh!
Today I am linking up with Neely & Ashley for Sunday Social
Sunday Social
 1. Do you plan to change any of your eating habits in the new year?
I am going to cut out sweets and soda! I was never a big sweets eater but the rest of my family is so last year I started to eat more sweets. 

 2. Any workout tips to get us back in shape after the Holidays?
Work out with a friend. I know at least for me it keeps me motivated to want to work out!

 3. Favorite thing you did over the Holidays?
This year was the first year in 6 years that we actually stayed home & didn't go visit family.
My grandparents came to visit us.
It was nice just to be able to enjoy the holidays instead of having to worry about packing, the long drive, etc.

 4. What is something you hope that you accomplish in 2013 that you did not in 2012?
Cook more! I was on a roll in the summer and then when school started back up I stopped completely.

 5. Name 3 things happening this year you are excited about and why
A lot is changing this year.
First, my cousin and her husband are moving here in March. This is huge because we have no family here so I am excited to finally have family in GA! 
My grandparents will most likely be moving here as well sometime this year!
Second, my siblings are seniors this year and are graduating. I am so proud and excited for them.
Third, I really want to find a new job. I'm becoming more and more unhappy at the school I am at. I hope I can eventually move to a different school.

The Nail Files-New Years Nails

Friday, January 4, 2013

Even though technically it was a short week it felt like an eternity
Linking up for The Nail Files to share with you my New Years nails

Sonia Kashuk- Dime A Dozen
I got this for Christmas & love it! I have never tried a Sonia Kashuk nail polish before but I am in love with the formula. It lasted a pretty good few days to.
Have a great weekend!

Campus Book Rentals & Operation Smile!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Classes start back up on Monday.
You know what that means. Time to buy those expensive textbooks!
I always try to buy used but sometimes I can't so I have to buy brand new books.
I am sure you all know that new books are not cheap.
I cringe every time I see just how much they are.
If you need to buy textbooks you need to buy them through Campus Book Rentals
Why you ask?
Lets take a look!
1. You can save 40-90% off of bookstore prices!
Take a look at this Engineering Book it is $47.17
How stinking cheap is that?!
2. Free shipping BOTH ways!
umm holla!
3. You can highlight in the textbook!
How awesome is that?! I am a huge fan of highlighting so this will come in handy for me
4. Flexible renting periods
You are actually able to choose the day you need to return your book!
5. Campus Book Rentals donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented!
You are not only saving yourself money but also helping out Operation Smile
If you have any other questions or just want to know more check out this video!
& thank you to Ricci for sharing this with me! this will be saving me a lot of money!

December Playlist

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Well, vacation is over.
After 12 glorious days off I have to go back to work today.
All I did yesterday was dread today!
So, If you are like me and have to go back to work today. I feel your pain!

Anyways, I thought I would share with you today my December playlist

The A Team-Ed Sheeran

Wipe Your Eyes- Maroon 5 

Oath- Cher Lloyd

Ready Or Not- Bridgit Mendler 

Better Dig Two- The Band Perry

Boyfriend- RaeLynn

Catch My Breath

I Knew You Were Trouble- Taylor Swift 

Somebody's Heartbreak- Hunter Hayes

Let me know what some of your favorites songs were! 

Top 12 Products of 2012

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

I have a fun post for you girls today
My top 12 products of 2012

to help narrow it down its broke into 6 categories:
3 Face
2 Eyes
2 Lips
2 Nails
2 Hair
1 Palette

Hoola Benefit Bronzer- I absolutely love this bronzer. I bought it about 5-6 months ago and have used it pretty much every day since. Its not orange or muddy like some other bronzers are.
Rimmel Match Perfection 2-in-1 concealer and highlighter- I have gone through 3 of these. It brightens up my under eyes and conceals problem areas pretty good. I will say that there are better concealers for covering problem areas but I love this for my under eye area. 
Laura Gellar Balance-N-Brighten Foundation- I wore more tinted moisturizer and BB creams then I did foundations this year. This product gave me the extra finished look I was looking for.

Covergirl Lash Perfection Mascara- This is a surprise one for me. I looked through my mascara and this is my only non Maybelline mascara I have. I used this all the time in the beginning and middle of the year. It gave my eyelashes volume and was not clumpy at all
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 hour eyeshadow- I have bought a ton of these this year and love every single one of them. They are perfect as a base or just on there own. 

Revlon Lip Butters- These are just amazing. If you don't own one of these you are missing out. It gives the color pay off of a lipstick but is hydrating like a lip balm.
Maybelline Baby Lips- If you have been reading my blog for awhile you know how obsessed I am with these. I literally think I own every single one. They are so moisturizing and smell really good. 

Revlon Spanish Moss- I got this a couple months ago but it is one of my favorites for sure. I am obsessed with the color.
O.P.I Lincoln Park After Dark- It is such a gorgeous color. I wear this color all the time during Fall/Winter

Macadamia Deep Repair Masque- This has been a god send to me. It has really helped my dry hair. I use it once a week and have really seen a difference. It is kind of expensive but it is so worth it. 
Dove detangler- This is such a cheap product and works just as good as higher end detanglers. 

Naked 2- This palette is just so pretty. I love all the colors and I think they work great with my skin tone.

Let me know what some of your favorite products were!