Thursday, January 29, 2015

Beauty Blogger?

If you know me at all, you might be aware that I am slightly obsessed with all things beauty. In other words, I have far too much makeup, nail polish, hair and body care products for one girl to possess. I love trying new brands and techniques, finding what works- and what doesn't. Over the course of a few years, I have come to find that I am not completely horrendous at applying said products. Makeup has been a love of mine since middle school (at that point in time I was all about the raccoon eyeliner and blue eyeshadow), and has evolved over time into something more sophisticated and mature. Any inspiration, tricks, or tips concerning beauty mostly come from hours upon hours of watching Youtube videos. The beauty gurus I watch specifically are anything but amateur, and they taught me the key to perfecting any kind of art form: practice, practice, practice! Anytime I come across a new way to deep condition my hair, or wing out my eyeliner, I will now have an outlet to share the wealth. Who knows, maybe you'll find your new favorite beauty regimen? With that being said, I'm going to share one of my new favorite skin care secrets that will leave your skin feeling refreshed and hydrated (as smooth as a baby's butt). Here's the secret:
Deep Exfoliating Coffee Scrub
1 part ground coffee
1 part sea salt or sugar
2 parts coconut oil
 small reusable container 


Now listen up, this is not brain surgery. The ingredients do not have to be exact, just as long as you have more coconut oil than coffee and sugar. You will know your mixture is perfect when all the ingredients combine into a smooth paste.
*Be warned: this scrub does not look appetizing, but it smells DIVINE*
Use all over your body and face in the shower, letting it sit for up to a minute. Rinse off and enjoy the skin you're in. You can use this scrub up to twice a week, but no more than that or your skin will damage and dry out. Put whatever is leftover in the reusable container, and save for up to three weeks.
I did a little research and found that the caffeine in the coffee helps diminish and fade cellulite, stretch marks, and dark spots. The combination of the grounds and the sugar/salt also help provide a deep exfoliation to remove dead skin and build up in your pores. To top it all off, the coconut oil is one of the best natural moisturizers out there. After using this scrub, you will not remember the last time your skin felt so soft. This has now become one of my favorite beauty staples, and I had all the ingredients in my pantry. In other words, I got to feel pampered for FREE. 
Mama like.


Hope you guys enjoyed this fun little post, I know I did. I really want to do more posts of this nature along with my regular content in the near future. Thank you for keeping up with my sporadic moods and random posts, I love that I can completely express myself on here with no limits. 

xoxo
-Hill

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Humor Me: The Love Edition

This is a quick and cynical post on something that I just experienced a mere twenty minutes ago. Let me set the scene for you: I am sitting alone in my favorite little corner booth in the education building at UNO. I'm munching on a grody peanut butter and jelly sandwich that I bought at the cafeteria, which by the way was made with CRUNCHY peanut butter (kill me), and I attempt to start doing my homework. At this time, I have been slightly focusing on this girls voice behind me, for she sounds like the love child of PeeWee Herman and Steve Urkel. God bless her soul, but this girls voice could make Adolf Hitler cry. I was trying my best to ignore the shrill jabber going on behind me, but I could only hold out for so long. It all started going down hill when it appeared her and her boyfriend were ending their phone conversation.

Shrill Voiced Hussy: "Ok, well I need to go finish my lab. I love you."
*What I can assume is silence from said boyfriend*
SVH: "Babe, say it back."
*Silence can be detected from other end of the line*
SVH: "JAMES, SAY IT BACK! JAMES!!"

At this point, Shrill Voiced Hussy starts to whimper which surely must be a joke right?? Wrong. I turn around to see SVH actually start to sob with her phone plastered to her ear, just waiting for James to reciprocate the message. 

SVH: "JAMES! I have spent the past three nights helping you study for your big placement exam, so the least you could do is tell me that you F****** LOVE ME WHEN WE HANG UP THE PHONE!"
*Weak mumble*
SVH: "Thank you, now was that so hard? You're the best. Bye, babe."

Guys, I can't make this stuff up. I just watched this crazy freak of a human have a complete and utter meltdown, that in turn dissipates in a matter of seconds. Her tears miraculously vanish, and a huge scary death grin becomes plastered on her face all because her boyfriend (God bless his soul, who knows how much longer he will be alive) told her he loved her. 
I bring this horrifying experience to attention for one reason. If anyone ever witnesses me acting in this way around a boy I want you to personally walk up and punch me in the jugular while chanting:


Thank you, and good night.
xoxo- Hill


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Hillary In A Nutshell


Here are ten facts about me that are not at all important, but good bathroom reading material if you wish. You're welcome in advance.

I sometimes listen to Taylor Swift on the down low because her songs are so damn catchy. Trust me, I hate myself every time it happens. 

I've never been in love, not even close. 

I can rap the entirety of a certain explicit DMX song...I do this quite often. Mostly when I feel like I need to be more cultured, and less white. 

I'm terrified of whales. This irrational fear most likely stemmed from my own imagination. Either way, you couldn't pay me a million dollars to swim with a whale. (Quick side note: I had a panic attack just looking up pictures of these beasts).

I hate bananas. They are a disgrace to the fruit population, and the smell alone makes me gag. Other things that make my skin crawl: clusters of holes, wet paper, smoking, the process of puking, and boogers.

My first kiss was awful. The last kiss I had was also just as horrible. I am really hoping God has some better kissers lined up in my future. (Public Service Announcement: NO ONE likes dry lips people! Guys, please moisturize for the love of God).

I dance in the car. No, not just a cute little head bob. I'm talking straight up arm and torso movements that make it unsafe for driving. I can't help it when my hood jam comes on, this girl gotta dance.

I want a huge family. I've always dreamed of having tons of kids running around the kitchen as I make dinner, having a life of beautiful chaos. Some my own, some would be adopted, all loved just the same. They will look like the adorable crew of 'Little Rascals', and one will be named Alfalfa for comedic purposes obviously.

Dream goals: be a princess. This is not a joke, it's real life. I want to live the life of a Disney princess because the heart wants what it wants. If that does not work out, Beyonce is the next best thing.

I'm a sucker for vulnerable people. Let me in, and I am all yours. I admire nothing more than a person who is genuine and not afraid to be honest with others. I'm said to be an excellent listener, and the best hugger of all time. What can I say, I love to love.