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Its finally that time of the year when we are going back to school. I personally only have one week left to get all my back-to-school things together. That includes buying school supplies and preparing for all my classes this fall. The thing I dread the most is spending all that money on textbooks. Some of them are $200 or more for just one class. That’s why I am loving Cengage Unlimited. It is a more affordable option to access the course materials I need for my classes, and more.
Cengage Unlimited is a new, one of a kind, subscription service available for US students. You pay only $119.99 per semester for the subscription service and get access to all digital education materials as well as other study materials online with Cengage. The service offers more than 20,000 products from over 675 courses and you are able to access and use how ever many as you want or need. Besides getting access to ebooks and study materials, you also have access to all your Cengage courses on platforms like Mindtap and WebAssign, and you can get print rentals for every activated digital course for only $7.99. Shipping is free.
I have been loving the subscription service a little bit extra because not only can I access the materials my class requires, but I can also access other books within the same subject to further my knowledge. It has been really helpful in terms of preparing for my classes and also understanding the subjects better. What I don’t understand in one book, another one can explain in a different way. I have been extra nervous for the upcoming semester since I am taking all my gateway classes, so I can advance to my upper division classes. Having access to extra materials and study services is really going to help me out.
With only one week left to prepare for the fall semester I have made a list of the most important things I do in order to be prepared for the new semester. College can be super stressful at times so I like to plan everything out ahead of time.
Making sure I have the material for my classes (Cengage Unlimited has managed to make this a whole lot easier for me.)
Buying school supplies, notebooks, pens, staplers and anything else I might need.
Mapping out free time for studying and also planning out different areas where I can study in peace and quiet.
Planning out my schedule and mapping out where all my classes are so I know on my first day. I even put in all my classes in my calendar so I keep track of my weekly and monthly schedule.
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Brahmin was kind enough to send me one of their new bags. The Priscilla Melbourne Mini Satchel in color Tart/Gold. This is the first Brahmin bag that I own and I am already in love with it. If you know me, you know that I love smaller bags and a mini satchel is exactly what I needed to add to my collection.
Since this is my first bag from Brahmin and also a new brand for me I wanted to talk a little bit about the brand and their vision. Im sure a lot of you may be familiar with the brand. But I’m sure that a lot of you, just like me just recently discovered them.
Brahmin was founded in 1982, so yeah they have been around for a while now! They pride themselves on having some of the best quality materials and a lot of their elater goods are imported from Italy. All products are hand made in Massachusetts and one single product can have as many as two-dozen people work on it until it has been finished.
Before even making a sample bag in leather, they use paper to create a sample. Making it easy to correct and perfect the design until it is actually made. You can also learn about the different materials and textures of their products on Brahmins website.
I was gifted the bag via Octoly. Octal isa app where you can get free items form major brands in exchange for posting/reviewing them on your social. You need at lest 5000 Instagram followers to be approved, but if you do have that and sign up via my link you get 5 extra octo-points that later can be used to get gift cards to major stores like Amazon and Sephora. Sign up here via my link.
This post is sponsored by Zynga, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
I have always been a big fan of games that challenges me and makes me use my brain. Words With Friends 2 makes me feel super smart while playing against friends and other people online. If I’m ever unsure of whether a word actually exists I use the dictionary feature in WWF2. I find most of my friends by connecting the app to my Facebook. If you guys want to challenge me, my username is sofiaN100.
Since Words with Friends 2 is played on the phone is the perfect game for me. I can play wherever I am or wherever I am going. I have a ton of travel plans coming up and it will be the perfect pastime activity. This summer I’m enjoying laying out in the sun a lot or walking around the city. No matter where I go I can bring Words With Friends 2 with me – and play together with my friends even if they’re on the other side of the world. I’m really not the best at this game. But I am learning more words as I go and progressing towards becoming a better player.
Have you ever played Words With Friends? If not you can download it right here. Let me know in the comments down below what your favorite Words With Friends moment is. It can be an epic Words With Friends game you’ve played or just a story of maybe how you met a new friend.
The Balm sent me a package with all the shades of their new Creamy Lip Stain and I am so excited to be sharing this product with you guys! The Balm Jour Creamy Lip Stain comes in 8 different shades and are named by greeting phrases from different countries round the word. You can find shades as Hello, Ni Hao, Ciao and more in the collection.
National Lipstick day is just around the corner. As “national holidays” like lipstick day is becoming more popular companies are starting to catch on the trends and use it as a promotional day. Some companies will even give away free lipsticks! Yep, you heard that right. Keep on reading to find out where the best deals are and where you can snag some Lipstick freebies this weekend.
I decided to gather a bunch of my favorites for Nordstroms anniversary sale this year. And to make it easier for you guys I have split them up in categories so you can shop what you are looking for. Ive kept almost all items to under $100, most of them $50 or less. Get your shop on before prices go up!
One thing I love about the summer times is all the fun I have with my friends. Wether it is at the beach or by the pool we always have a great time. And for great times you always want to look and feel great. So I have gathered a few of my absolute favorite swimwear pieces that costs only $30 or less. Many of these are on sale! Scroll through my favorites down below. To get to something you like you just need to click on the image.
Perricone MD are famous for their amazing skincare. So when I got a package from them containing their No Makeup makeup line. It is safe to say that I was more than surprised. I actually did note even know that they carried makeup products. A very simple makeup collection made to look like you aren’t wearing makeup when you are. We have everything from foundation to eyeshadows in the collection. And majority of the products are liquid products. But with a starting price of $30 for products, are the products worth the money?
Perricone MD No Makeup Foundation Serum $60
4.4 stars, 158 reviews on perriconemd.com
No Makeup Foundation Serum instantly softens imperfections and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and pores with Neuropeptides without settling into fine lines. A luxurious fluid texture leaves a semi-matte suede finish with a breathable second skin effect. This lightweight and elegant formula contains a non-irritating, natural sun screen that protects skin from the age-accelerating rays of the sun. It comes in one universal shade or you can customize to match your skin tone with No Bronzer Bronzer.
Perricone MD No Makeup Foundation $60
4.4 stars, 366 reviews on perriconemd.com
The foundation only comes in 5 shades. With that being said I think it is time to develop some more shades. The packaging makes the foundation look a lot lighter than it actually is. And while I’m usually a light to medium or medium in my regular foundations. For some reason fair to light was my perfect shade with the no makeup foundation. Perricone MD states the following about the product on their website.
The only foundation that combines the proven results of Perricone MD science with a natural-looking, buildable no-makeup texture and finish. Scientifically formulated with ALPHA LIPOIC ACID, No Makeup Foundation minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores over time.
The formula of the foundation is extremely light and a true liquid foundation. I experienced that I used a lot of product when applying with a beauty blender. I did not try any other application methods but would assume a silicone base might minimize product usage. The foundation did however look absolutely stunning. It evened out my skin tone but at the same time it did look like my skin. It minimized the pores somewhat but they were still visible. I would rate this product 4/5. The missing rate for the lack of shades and the fact that so much product had to be used. Overall I absolutely love the foundation and how it looks on my skin.
Perricone MD No Makeup Concealer $35 – I didn’t really get a chance to try the concealer. It had a very foul smell. Not sure if this is normal but the expiration dates on the concealers were towards the end of 2019. I could simply not take the smell of the product so I opted out from using it at all. I really love the blush and the bronzer. It gives you a natural finish without being too much and the liquid formula blends out effortlessly with everything else.
This post is sponsored by Private Label Extensions, all words and opinions are 100% my own.
Private Label Extensions were kind enough to send me a few pairs of their Mink Lashes to try out. And although Im in no way consider myself a lash expert, I have tried quite a few different brands. Private Label Extensions makes handcrafted, 100% mink lashes that are super affordable. On pair of lashes starts at under $10. And since they are made of 100% Mink hair they can also be reused up to 25 times (recommended).
I got two pairs sent to me – Lola and Claire. They both start at $9.75 and can be purchased in a single pair, 5, 10 or 25 pair sets. The lashes does not come with any glue so you do have to get that separately – but on the other hand you can use your favorite lash glue. I also got their new rose gold applicator to easily apply my lashes. I have used one of these tools before and it definitely helps you if you’re new to lashes, or if you just want a fast and efficient way to get your lashes on. Highly recommend you guys to check out Private Label Extensions they have so many different lashes to choose from!