Solutions for every dorm room problem

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Dorm rooms are actually the worst thing ever.  You’re paying $1,000 a month for a 10 by 10 room that smells like old chinese food, because your windows are stuck closed. But you have to deal with it, so I’m here to help.
If Your Dorm Doesn’t Have…Kitchen Storage
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 You’re going to get sick of eating at the dining hall and you’re going to eat at least two weeks in your room.  The only problem is even if you’re lucky enough to have storage in door, chances are your printer and books has taken up most of the room.  

 

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 If you have a closet or wardrobe, bring a storage container and place your kitchenwares in there and put it on the top.  Unless it’s a coffee mug, you’re not going to be needing it every day.  If you place it uptop, it won’t take up empty room in your dorm.
Cute cart: Bonanza
Boxes: Target 

 

If Your Dorm Doesn’t Have…A good closet
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 For starters, do not bring too much clothing to school.  Even if it’s really cute and you think you’ll need it, chances are you won’t.

 

If Your Dorm Doesn’t Have…Good Lighting
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 Dorm rooms have horrible lighting, whenever I try to take any photos, it turns out yellow.  If you can, take advantage of the natural light or buy lighting for your room.  

If Your Dorm Doesn’t Have…Adequate Light Exposure

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My dorm room is on the first floor, right next to a sidewalk, so sadly my window is covered up by blinds and a curtain. To add a little light to your room, add a mirror to your wall.  The light will bounce off the mirror and create brightness. 

3 Biggest Makeup Myths

 

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I honestly don’t believe that anyone is really “bad” at makeup. I also don’t need that anyone “needs” makeup. What I do believe is that you need to have the right philosophy to avoid having bad makeup. Whenever I see someone who can’t do makeup, I realize that they generally follow certain beliefs that make makeup useless.

#1: Makeup Hides

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 You can’t really hide anything with makeup. I always see people boast that makeup is so powerful that it can disguise everything on your face but that’s usually just for pictures and bathroom mirrors. In real life, light will fall on your face and reveal that unsightly bump you’re trying to hide. This is not to say that your scars and facial flaws cannot be alleviated with the help of a good foundation or concealer, but nothing is actually hidden.
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 Once makeup becomes about hiding the parts of your face that you do not like, you become addicted to piling it on and on especially on your worst days. This just leads to a masked, cake-face. Try to think of seeking instead of hiding. You want to lead people’s eyes to the best parts of your face (and I know there are many).
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 Makeup is really like a neon arrow saying “hey look here!” rather than a bandaid covering up a blemish. Lip colors that suit you, highlighter and eyeliner are used to bring eyes to the parts of your face that you favor. Applying makeup with this mindset always makes you happier in the morning, too, so you’re focusing on your good parts and not the things you resent about your (probably perfect) face.

#2: Some People Need Makeup

 

I really hate this one. There are always people who are going to hate others for wearing makeup and they always claim that some people are just plain ugly without makeup. Refer to Myth #1. Without makeup, no one is going to suddenly have a haggard face. Most people just look tired or younger without makeup. I’ve never seen anyone that’s transformed into another person.
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 Even with contour, the face you were given at birth is pretty much the face that you will reveal to the world every day. You only know yourself through pictures and the bathroom mirror in certain lighting, so maybe you are actually shocked when you take of your Kardashian contour – but they human eye is often more clever. No one is going to think you are hideous without makeup. They might ask if you’re sleepier, but sleepy is cute. Have you ever seen a sleeping puppy or kitten? Totally adorbs! Don’t worry about it.

#3: Wearing Makeup Means You’re Vain

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Let’s be honest. Almost everyone is concerned to a degree about thier appearance. It is not really wise to say that just because someone is intervening with what nature gave them is actually more concerned or vain. I think most people who wear makeup actually find application fun and colors interesting.
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 It’s horrible to assume that just because someone wears a crop top it means that they think they have the worst body ever and they are self-conscious, right? It’s like that with makeup. Just because someone wears makeup to show off the parts of their face they like or to experiment it doesn’t mean they are robots that are obsessed with physical appearance. It just means that they, um, like makeup. That’s all!

Hey Everyone!

First I have to apologize.  I created this blog to be here for people and express why fashion is a great thing and should not be something that is critiqued.  But working three jobs at the beginning of the summer then two throughout the summer to make money for college left little time to work on this blog and sadly no time to do any shopping haha.  I thought it would be cool do do a  little question tag for what I’ve been up to this summer.

Question 1: What is the best part of summer time?
The best part of my summer was realizing what and who is really important in your life.  If something you are doing or someone is your life doesn’t make you happy change that for the better because trust me you’ll be sad for a few moments and then you’ll smile and you will realize it was all for the better.

Question 2: Do you tan or burn?
Normally during the summer I am a complete lobster but this summer the largest time I’m outside is when I’m eating my lunch in-between work so I’ve built up a nice gradual tan and only had one painful burn this summer.

Question 3: Favourite summer nail polish?
I love my purple pastel Revlon nail polish.  And the best part is it dries in under a minute and anyone who knows me knows I’m the most impatient person in the world and waiting five minutes for polish to dry always leaves to smudges.

Question 4: Favourite summer drink/beverage?
Newmans own lemonade.  Honestly the best lemonade out there trust me.

Question 5: Favourite summer clothing item?
High waisted shorts.  I got three pairs from American eagle for about ten dollars and they are the best shorts because they look good and they actually can fit an iPhone in the front pocket.

Question 6: Favourite current phone app during this summer?
Wanelo would have to be the most used app on my phone.  It easy to just scroll through and see things you like and especially finding cute objects for your dorm room.

Question 7: Favourite summer movie?
I’m actually going to change this question if that’s ok.  my favorite summer show has to be big brother.  Ive watched it every summer sense I was 8 but this summer i am obsessed with it.  And I’m so sad Hayden is gone absolutely the best showmance on big brother.

Question 8: Favourite summer beauty product?
Bath and body works cucumber melon body lotion.  It smells amazing.

Question 9: Favourite summer activity?
Reading a book outside on a sunny day.  I just recently just finished dear nobody and am about to start if I stay. (Yet i haven’t even started my summer reading book for college.

Question 10: Favourite type of lip product for the summer time?I love baby lips by maybelline.

(sorry I just had too lol)
i hope everyone’s summer is going well. xoxo-dbc