Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Reasons to Live: #211-225 | lifestyle

hello friends! 
I have since switched to blogging on wordpress (, producing about the same lifestyle + diy-esque content that used to be on here! I've left all 'reasons to live' posts, as well as my original first post that began it all. 
-Jan 3. 2016

hi hello!
I hope you're all having a lovely day! 

Before we get into the post, I just want to say: each and every one of you is a lovely and wonderful person, and I hope that only good things happen to you. If you are ever having scary thoughts, please, please, don't hesitate to call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) if you are in the United States. Someone will be available to talk to you 24/7. 

211. Mermaids I love mermaids and lately, I've been super obsessed with them. I really want to dye my hair multi colored, but my mum is major against that!

212. Spontaneous Hair Cuts I do this. a lot. and not even professionally, just me and my kitchen scissors. I know, it makes your hair super uneven, but I'm just way too impatient to schedule an appointment. 

214. Matte Nail Polish I want matte polish sooo bad! it looks so cool and chic, and a really lovely combination of badass and classy. 

215. Formal/Prom I finally bought my ticket! I was super confused about the price, so I had to pay $15 more than the original price, but I'm so excited! Mine is on May 20th, and I'll share my pictures and makeup shortly. Until then, read: 10 Things to Know BEFORE prom!

216. Cute Couples My friend Lauren and her boyfriend are so adorable. I don't know her boyfriend very well, but she's always talking about him and all the lovely, sweet things they do together. 

217. Childhood Homes I'm moving back into mine! I'm currently a senior in high school, and when I was in the 8th grade, my family and I moved house, renting an apartment so i could go to a specific high school. At the end of May we are moving back into it (after all of my finals are over) and I extremely excited. 

218. Redecorating My parents bought the house when my sister and I were going into first grade, from people who owned the house for about ten years, and the people who rented it after also had younger kids, so the house received plenty of wear. My parents have decided to remodel the kitchen and remove the carpet, and they're letting me help with the process.

219. Granite Recently, as part of the remodel, I've been coming along with my parents to chose exactly what the house should look like. I've always loved decorating and fixing up areas, so these trips have been pretty fun for me. We just chose the granite for the kitchen countertops, and I'll be posting more about the remodel in a separate post!

220. Cruelty Free Kitty I am currently in the process of transitioning my makeup so that it is all cruelty free! I feel like such a doofus for not having done this sooner, but I naiively thought that most companies did not test on animals. I'm still on the hunt to find a cruelty free drugstore foundation, but this blog has been extremely helpful in teaching about being cruelty free and where to find products.

221. Leggings Lately I have been wearing leggings so much! I usually don't wear them, because I personally don't find jeans to be uncomfortable, and I really like the put together look wearing jeans gives you! However, in the past month, I have been reaching for leggings and yoga pants so much. (second semester senior life)

222. Minimalistic Living I am currently doing a minimalism challenge, created by Rachel Aust! It's only been about a week of the process, but so far it's been okay. Obviously, partaking in this challenge doesn't make me a minimalistic person (as that would require a much bigger life change), but I thought it would be nice to explore!

223. My Baree Mami (Aunt) A little while back, in January, I visited India to go to a wedding and spend some time with family! I was only there for two weeks, and I spent a fair amount of time in Gurgaon, with my mom's side. My eldest Aunt on my mom's side is one of the nicest, sweetest people that I know, and lately I have been missing her so much.

224. My Grandma's Use of WhatsApp If you didn't know WhatsApp is a messaging app that connects to your phone, and allows you to individuallly and group message people all around the world. It's something that I use a ton, especially to communicate with my family in India! Recently, my Nani (mom's mom) got a smartphone, and she's been so active on it. She'll send jokes and audio messages to me, and I love how she'll forward all sorts of messages in our family group.

225. False Eyelashes I'm actually super intimidated by these, by I really need to practice my skills, because I want to wear falsies for prom! I just love how beautiful and dramatic they look, and they make any look appear way more special.

Thank you for reading this post! In the comments below, tell me one thing that you're grateful for! 

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