Advice on Choosing a Major

Sunday, March 27, 2016

I think choosing your major can be very difficult but it can also be one of the best ways to discover yourself. When I was applying to colleges, I told myself that I needed a place that would prepare me for a career in the real world. In high school and even my freshman year in college, I participated in so many extracurriculars in an attempt to build a strong resume. Like any other college graduate, my hope was to land a job right after college and to move out of my parents' house to earn my complete freedom.

Before my love of philosophy, I tended to focus almost all of my attention on making sure I would be able to land a solid job after college. I wanted to have a car, an apartment, and to be able to live independently on my own. Little did I know how materialistic this life was. How did I allow money and capitalism to cloud and manipulate my judgement so much?

I never knew how much I would learn about myself here at Providence College. It's been almost two years that I've been a student at PC. Within the past year, my view on the world has changed enormously. I can't say it got better or worse, but I can say that I am more proud of who I am.

I think that growing up in a world where money is basically everything--we need it to live in a house, to travel, to go to school, to be healthy, hell to be a woman (when we buy our tampons and pads)--it can really destroy our positive outlook on the world. One thing that I am so curious about is: How did we let ourselves and our minds become so engrossed in capitalism?

When applying to colleges, I decided majoring in Education would land me a solid job. I would be helping children and our future generation learn how to be great human beings. But did I really want to be around crazy screaming children 24/7? To be honest, no.

Between the summer of my senior year in high school and freshmen year in college, I changed it to Health Policy and Management. I had participated in a two week internship where I shadowed two directors in the Human Resources office of a hospital. Everyone had been so kind and welcoming and I thought, "Wow, I want to work in a hospital." But did I really want to work there because I enjoyed what I did? Or because of the environment and the people I was working with?

So when choosing your major, don't think about your plans right after college. Think about your talents and how your can best maximize them in a certain field. Feel what you love, and then do it. Don't think about your plans right after college, but your plans for a lifetime. Is this what you would want to do for the rest of your life? Do what you love, study what you love and enjoy, and if you're really passionate about what you are doing/studying, you will most likely be happy for the rest of your life!!

St. Patricks Day Makeup!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

St. Patty's Day Look 

St. Patty's Night Look 

Would've used green, but I only had blue :( 

Makeover Monday: Emily

Monday, March 14, 2016

This is my one of my roommates Emily!! She rarely wears makeup except the nights that we go out. I did a full face of makeup one night and this is the result! I did a gold eyeshadow based color to bring out the gold tints in her gorgeous hazel eyes. I extended her eyeliner out into a wing to give her eyes a little lift. Enjoy the video!! 

Products I used: 
L'oreal True Match Foundation in n1 Soft Ivory 
Tarte Airbrush Foundation Brush
Elf Complexion Brush
Physicians Forumla Bronze Booster
Urban Decay Naked Flushed in Streak Palette 
Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette 
Maybelline Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner 
Rimmel London Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Noir 

Sephora Contour Color in Tranquil

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

I had been using bronzer to help slim my face the past few years and with the whole contour rage that occurred, I found myself surfing the web to see which contour kit/palette would be the winner. I came across reviews about this Sephora gray contour being a dupe for the Chanel gray contour color. 

Because of its reviews and cheap price of $15, I decided to test this product out. At first, I was hesitant about whether I liked it or not. It was a lot less pigmented than I thought. I guess this can be good because you can at least build it up to a darker color. I also have a light to medium skin tone which probably did not help with the pigmentation. I think this product would work best on lighter fair skinned people. 

I also have sensitive skin and random products can make me break out really bad. I was scared to try this out because the Sephora Collection isn't exactly super high end. However, I'm not breaking out so all is good!! 

Another reason why I like this product is because the shade can pop out of the case and be placed in a bigger palette with different colors. I found this out when I first opened the case and it slipped right out of my hands onto the floor. Instead of the powder cracking, the shade just popped right out! 

Overall, I would recommend this product to those who are beginner contour makeup artists. This is a good first step to learning the ropes of contouring! 

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