Six Word Story

She ran but he caught up.

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My Favourite Vegan Brands: Skylar

“After many months of working with world-class perfumers and testing our products in real life, we created a collection of perfumes that gave us the answer we were all looking for. Skylar is a brand of natural perfumes that you can feel great about spritzing. The name Skylar was inspired by the qualities of a clear day – airy, natural, and beautiful.”

The other day I was lucky enough to receive some amazing samples from a brand called Skylar. They make perfumes which are vegan, cruelty free and hypoallergenic. Their products are also Paraben free, Sulfate free, Phthalate free, Allergen free and they also have no Synthetic Dyes. Plus since they are certified vegan they have no animal products in their perfumes either. For more on their ingredients click here.

Skylar prefers to use as many natural ingredients as they can and the rest of the ingredients are also tested to make sure they are not harmful to the person using them.

I had been looking for vegan and cruelty free perfumes for a while now when I came across their site. It was actually one of those freak instances where the universe kind of pushes (or usually in my case shoves…) you in the right direction.

They have six perfumes in the sample box and for this part of the blog I will be talking about them individually:

  1. Arrow- “Warm, spicy and seductive.” I really liked the smell of this one. It smells exactly how they describe it. I think this would be perfect if you’re one of those people who loves socialising or going out a lot. I also think this would be the perfect perfume to wear on a date. It has that punk rock aura to it that I absolutely loved.
  2. Capri- “Sparkling, zesty, and sweet.” I really liked this one too. I think this is perfect for spring when the flowers are coming in and you’re no longer freezing to death. If you’re a social person with an extroverted personality this is what I assume your scent would be like.
  3. Coral- “Fruity, floral, and flirty.” This one was my sisters favourite out of all of them. I think this is the perfect scent for summer because it’s so light and fruity- it feels like you just came back from picking fruit. My sister has been using it every day even though it’s winter but I think it still totally works!
  4. Isle– “Clean, dewy, and fresh.” This scent is very reminiscent of the ocean or the beach. This is another perfume that would be absolutely perfect for summer. It kind of reminds me of when you’re a kid and your parents take you to the beach. The perfume really brings back good memories.
  5. Meadow- “Floral, elegant, and beautiful.” This is my second favourite scent out of all six of them. It smells very fresh like you’re sitting in a garden full of flowers. I think this is the perfect perfume for spring and summer especially it you’re an outdoorsy person.
  6. Willow- “Woodsy, lush, and cool.” Although I loved all the samples this was my absolute favourite. I’ve been wearing this every day since I received the samples. It is totally the perfect scent for my personality. It’s earthy and it feels like your sitting in a forest and I just absolutely love it. I love nature and to be able to smell it all day long is just the best feeling ever especially since it’s winter and nothing smells earthy right now.

My Final Thoughts

As I say a lot on this blog I have very sensitive skin and a lot of makeup products and perfumes cause me to get eczema and so I was a little nervous to try out Skylar, a brand I had never used before. However, thankfully my skin was totally fine and there was no reaction from the perfume at all. So if you are very sensitive I would recommend trying out these perfumes.

I think the price is not the most affordable but I do think it’s worth the price. It lasts the whole day for me even though I spray it on in the morning and since it’s hypoallergenic it doesn’t mess up my skin. Plus, it’s vegan and cruelty free and better for the environment then other perfumes.

In case you’re confused about which one to buy they have a quiz that will match you with the perfect perfume for you.

If you’re still not sure whether you want to buy the perfumes try out their sample palette. It costs $20 but you earn a $20 credit which you can use to buy a full sized bottle of whichever one you liked the best! And if that’s not enough I was able to get you guys a discount! Use the code POOJA10 (all caps) to get 10% off.

Giving Back

“We contribute a portion of our proceeds and time to Step Up – non-profit organization that provides mentorship for underprivileged high school girls across the country.”

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8 Amazing Graffiti Art

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My Goals For 2019

I know this post is a little late but these are the goals I’m hoping I’ll achieve this year!

Be prepared- I want to try and be prepared more for my classes and juts life in general. Stop doing things last minute and plan things out instead.

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Be more open- Just in general be more open about my thoughts and feelings.

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Read more- I wasn’t able to read a lot last year and I want to read more this year plus do more book reviews for you guys too!

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Travel more- See more new places!

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Don’t be afraid to take chances- Do more things that I’m afraid to do.

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Do more writing- Work on my writing much more then last year.

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Build a snowman- This year I’m going to finally do it!

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Reach 10K WordPress Followers- This one is pretty ambitious but I really want to try!!

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6000+ WordPress Followers!

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I honestly had a totally different post planned for today but I woke up and to my surprise I realised this blog had reached 6000+ followers!

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I want to thank everyone who followed me and I also want to thank everyone who took the time to read, like and share any of my posts. I truly appreciate it and you have no idea how much your support means to me.

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I have started posting regularly over the last few months and honestly it’s been amazing. You guys have been so sweet and supportive of all the posts. I know it takes me a while before I respond to comments but I’m busy with school too so I’m sure you can understand. I will however try to respond to all the comments as fast as I can.

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I also want to thank you guys of being so supportive of all the six word stories and poetry I’ve been putting out. I’ve only just recently begun writing those again and your support means the world to me!

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I was not posting as regularly last year because I was in kind of a rut but I will talk about all that in a different post. For now I just want to appreciate you guys for being so awesome!

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I really hope you guys keep supporting this blog and sharing your comments and opinions because I love reading them. Again thanks to everyone for following me and I hope you guys enjoy my blog especially if you’re new to the blog!

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Six Word Story

Bad breakup. Twisted words. Lives ruined.

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5 Ways To Save Money Shopping Online

Do your research- I think this is the most important one of all. Google is your best friend when you’re shopping online. Before you buy anything make sure to check on multiple sites to find the best price you can. You should also reviews to make sure the product your getting is worth the price. Some online stores also have student discounts and other such discounts so make sure to do all your research and find out about these.

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Sleep on it- I don’t know about you guys but when I start adding things to the cart I tend to go a little crazy with it and add a bunch of stuff I don’t need as well. To avoid wasting money on unnecessary items let the items stay in your cart for a day or two and really think about whether you need them or not. Then go back and remove anything unnecessary. Another perk of waiting a day or two to check out is that some sites see that you haven’t checked out yet and send you a promo code for a discount to give you extra incentive to check out.

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Wait for discounts- Always find out when the site you’re using has discounts. Most sites have Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals as well as discounts at the end of each season so if you can wait it out you definitely should.

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Birthday deals- A lot of sites also offer you a discount or free products on your birthday so if you can wait until then you may end up getting a better price.

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Always check the shipping cost- A lot of times when something sounds too good to be true it usually is. If something is being sold super they may be charging a lot for shipping. Shipping is often how they get you so always make sure to check how much shipping costs before you actually buy something.

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How To Have The Best Experience In University As An Introvert | Guest Post

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University can be a very confusing and terrifying time with so much going on and in my opinion it can be even harder when you are an introvert because you are forced into so many new situations and a lot of the time have to make a whole new set of friends. Here are my tips on how to have the best time as an introvert in university

  1. Don’t force yourself to be social- As a university student you may feel pressured to join a lot of clubs, go to parties and make a bunch of friends but that is not for everyone although it may seem like it. Of course it is great to go to parties, join clubs, meet new people and make new friends but don’t do it just for the sake of it until you are absolutely drained. Make sure to make time for yourself and…

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My Experience Of Being An Introvert

The terms introvert and extrovert haven’t been used in my life up until about two months ago. I stumbled across a couple of blogs talking about introversion and decided that I wanted to find a definition. All it says on Google is this
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and for an extrovert it says this
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I’m not shy, but I’m neither socially confident. This could mean that I am an ambivert (a mix of the two) but in the grand scale of things I’m closer to the introvert’s end of the scale and miles away from the extrovert’s.
Looking into unimportant definitions of peoples – from all of my overthinking – I found that I must be more of an introvert. To me, the definition is a broad term for someone who enjoys being around certain people but finds it awkward to build conversation or firmer relationships with people they have only just been introduced to. It takes a long time to a build a friendship, but when thrown into at a stage in life that you are comfortable at, it’s harder. At school you are told to grow and make friends. You may not be aware at your age about who you are going to be, and when you become an introvert it’s harder to make friends later in life (for me, but I’m not socially awkward. I’m a little bit shy and very unconfident but that’s not a definition of an introvert – that’s just me).
What I just described is a stereotype, and people will be different. If you are more confident to open up or to make conversations when thrown into a new situation, you are more of a extrovert. When I, an introvert, is thrown into these conversations I rely on someone else to start the conversation and I make little statements when I think I need to (or I just wont at all, and I’ll hide).
Introversion isn’t a fear to share your opinion. You may, but in a different medium (like written down words or images, rather than speaking loudly), and I try to use disclaimers so that I don’t try to hurt other people. The word is subtle.
An introvert isn’t perfect. Introverts aren’t good. We are not a different species, we are humans. It’s a way of describing yourself.
Introversion is the opposite of extroversion. Neither are wrong. One is not better than the other. You may not think of these adjectives often, or have identified yourself with either, but it’s something to consider and think about.
One of my greatest regrets is being outspoken, or not thinking before I blurt. It hasn’t hurt anyone but myself.
I want to embrace my introvert and not try to be someone I’m not, as an extrovert. This post is directed more at introversion because that is what I know of better. I know it’s late but Happy New Year! I hope you’ve embraced whatever ‘trovert’ you are.
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I have written this post in collaboration with Pooja! We have both written separate posts to put on each other’s blogs. If you wouldn’t mind checking out my blog to see Pooja’s post about How To Have The Best Experience In University as an Introvert!
Erin is such a great blogger and I had such a great experience working with her for this collaboration. I really hope you take some time to check out her amazing blog because I can assure you it’s going to be amazing.

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15 inspiring quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Originally posted on Reinventing Life: Martin Luther King, one man who gave dreams to millions of people. Because this man lived many men and women are celebrating their lives. Some people are just like blessing to the entire humanity and he was one of them. Today, we are left with the persuasiveness of his words…

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