Tuesday, November 24, 2015

College Day In My Life

Hey guys!
I recently did a Weekend in My Life video, so I thought that I'd do a normal day in my life one. This video is short and not super interesting, but keep in mind that I was in class for 5-6 hours that day and I had hours of school work on top of that after I finished. My schedule varies depending on the day of the week (fyi it's a monday for this video), so I can definitely do another one on a different day if you'd like to see that!

I hope you enjoyed this video! If you did, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel to help support me! Also, let me know what other videos you'd like to see! I'm trying to stay away from makeup tutorials until I go back to Hawaii in December and I can use my DSLR and have nice lighting and all that, but everything else is on the table! Haha sorry this part is getting kind of long, but I want to do a holiday giveaway, so make sure you're following this blog on Bloglovin!

Monday, November 23, 2015

My Week On Instagram #5

Holy smokes guys! I have actually been really consistent with these posts and it's been over a month since my first one! So this is another My Week on Instagram post where I go through each of my instagram posts and tell you a little about what was going on at that moment and why I wanted to post it! If you haven't read the others, click here to see them all! Also, my instagram is @miss_sienna if you want to follow me!

A photo posted by SIENNA ☄ (@miss_sienna) on

Monday 11/16:
This picture was actually taken in October at one of the local parks downtown by the river. I honestly posted this because I wanted something to post, as stupid as that sounds. But really, the last picture before this was the one with me and my guy friend, which is great and I'm keeping it up there, but it's not the nicest quality picture, so I didn't want that to be the first one on my feed. That sounds really dumb and shallow, but we're keeping it real here! Also, I've been meaning to post this picture for a while because it's one of my favs!

A photo posted by SIENNA ☄ (@miss_sienna) on

Tuesday 11/17:
This picture was taken through my window in my room because the sunset was INSANE! I did end up filtering it to make the colors pop more and seem a little more true to life because my phone kind of washed it out a bit. This was the best sunset I've seen in Reno (although nothing can compare to the Hawaii sunsets), and I was so happy I had my window open so I could see it! 

A photo posted by SIENNA ☄ (@miss_sienna) on

Thursday 11/19:

This is another throwback post because there's less than a month until I get to go back to Hawaii! This picture was actually taken in Reno in December last year when I was touring the college! Also, unrelated, but I miss these sunglasses because I broke them and had to get rid of them!

A photo posted by SIENNA ☄ (@miss_sienna) on

Saturday 11/21:
Saturday was really quite boring, but I had lots I needed to get done. I really wanted to post an artsy shot (haha how basic of me), so I snapped this. Let's be real here, I didn't just stage this shot, though. I drank all my coffee and read over 100 pages of Siddhartha as well!

A photo posted by SIENNA ☄ (@miss_sienna) on

Sunday 11/22:
This picture was posted the same day that I'm writing this, so I'm gonna use the present tense. I really didn't do much today because I was really busy trying to study for a huge chemistry test that I have on Tuesday. I really wanted a break (to read more about my study tips, check out this post), so I went on a little walk downtown to get a McFlurry. I am totally aware of how bad this is for me, but I was craving one, so I got it. I took this picture when I was walking back to my dorm at a random stoplight with crazy strangers and a dude that smelt like weed behind me. I thought it would end up really crazy and blurry, but it looked really nice, so I posted it! So, not many pictures were posted this week, but that's okay! I hope that you enjoyed this post, and if you like my "My Week on Instagram" posts, show your support by following me on bloglovin and letting me know in the comments!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Stay Alert When Studying

Hey guys!
I know a lot of you are going through midterms right about now, and so am I! I totally understand the struggle of having hours of homework and studying to do. Today, I'm sharing some of my tips for staying alert when studying! These tips probably won't work for you if you're studying in public, but if you study in your room like I do, then this will probably help a little!

1) Move
I find that I feel the most sluggish when I'm sitting down for hours doing homework. I like to take breaks in my homework and get up and move. For me, that's usually doing some handstands or doing some ballet warm ups just to get the blood moving. You can really do anything, though, you can walk around your room, do some jumping jacks, push ups, the options are endless! You just want to get your blood pumping again, so you can refocus on your next assignment. 

2) Time
Sometimes you have projects that take forever, or you're studying for a test and you know you're going to be doing that for hours. I like to set a timer for 45 minutes and then take a 5-10 minute break once the timer goes off. During the break I can pee, get food/drinks, move a little, and then refocus once my little break is over. 

3) Reward
This is the best way for me to get myself to do homework for a class that I'm not super into! I'll tell myself that I can have a piece of candy or that I can watch a tv show once I finish whatever it is that I need to do. That provides a little incentive that I need to push through and finish what I need to get done! 

4) Music
This is going to totally depend on the type of person you are. For me, I like to listen to classical music when I'm reading because it helps me to stay present and remember what I'm reading. Personally, I am a huge Vivaldi fan so that's been my go to lately, but I totally get that music can be distracting for some people. 

5) Sleep
Sometimes you're rightfully tired. It's not because you're trying to do a lot and are bored, but it's because you're physically exhausted. Your brain can't work as efficiently when you're sleep deprived, so if this is the case, it might be better to sleep for a little bit, and study once you're well rested. 

I hope that these tips help a little bit! If you have your own tips that I haven't mentioned, leave them below because I'm sure others would love to read it! Also, don't forget to follow me on bloglovin! I'm thinking about doing a giveaway for my bloglovin followers soon :)

Saturday, November 21, 2015

MAC Enchanted Eve Eye Compacts and Bags Online First Impressions

Hey guys!
I am back with another online first impressions! We're sticking with MAC because it's easier for me to go brand by brand, but this time we're talking about the Enchanted Eve Shadow Compacts and Enchanted Eye Bags. Once again, click on an image for more information about a product and to purchase!

Enchanted Eve Eyes
Each of the compacts comes with six shadows and a double sided brush. MAC lists the value of it as $44.80, but they retail for $39.50. This comes in three different shades: mauve, navy, and warm. I don't think that any of these palettes have any standout colors, and makeup enthusiasts will likely have dupes for these in their collection. These do look like amazing travel palettes, though, because you can go smokey or neutral with pretty much all of these palettes. I also think that the warm one would be a great gift for someone new to makeup!

Final Thoughts? Good for travelers and newbies!

Enchanted Eve Eye Bag
Each of these bags have a false lashes mascara, an angled brush, a fluidline, and a pro longwear paint pot. This also comes in three different shades smokey, neutral, and plum. The fluidline colors vary depending on the shade and the paint pots do as well, but the mascara, brush, and bag are the same. I really like the bag design this year, and I think that it's something people will actually use. I also am a huge fan of the fluidline formulation and the mascara as well, so I think that this would be a really nice gift. I really like this as a gift idea and I think that so far it's my favorite thing from their holiday collection. 

Final Thoughts? Like this

I still have to do the lip and face products from the Enchanted Eve collection, so those are going to be coming really soon! Let me know in the comments what holiday collections you've been eyeing so I can do online first impressions on them for you!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Fear Of Being Alone

By reading this title, you're probably thinking this post has something to do with romance and being single for the rest of your life. That's not exactly what we're talking about today, though. Today's going to be focused on independence, dependency, loneliness, and personal growth. Sounds like a handful, right? Well, we better get started then!

First off, I think that fear of being alone or doing things alone plagues teenagers and young adults more than others. These are the people who have been dependent for most of their lives and getting to a point where you can do stuff alone is what becoming an adult is. Think of yourself right now. Would you get lunch in a school or college cafeteria by yourself? Would you go shopping alone? If you're thinking "hell no", that's fine! But that's why I'm writing this post. Since being in college, I've realized that while people think "hell yes, I'm a grown up now!" they're still not actually adults. 

Doing things alone seems like such an obvious, easy, thing, but it really isn't for most people! A lot of people I know don't like to do things alone. Especially eating alone. People tend to blame this on "shyness" or "insecurity", which may be true to an extent, but I think there's a deeper issue. Today we're so connected with others whether it's in person or through social media that even when we're alone, we're not actually alone because we're texting someone else, snapchatting someone... Social media has made some people so incredibly socially awkward in person and society today has made some people so afraid of taking initiative and actually doing stuff. 

Let's take an example from my personal life. The other day I walked through the downtown Reno to get to the Riverwalk because I wanted to check out some of the changing leaves and the river in some parks. I did that alone, and it was so worthwhile! It gave me some time to meditate, take pictures, de-stress, and connect back to nature and my inner-self. Would most people my age do that? OH HELL NO! I can picture the excuses like "oh, but it's so far" (aka laziness), "it's so dangerous" (lame excuse), "I don't know where it is" (that's why we have phones). 

I'm not saying that if you can't bring yourself to eat alone there's something wrong with you. I'm just saying that we all need to be a little more introspective. If these fears are what's keeping you from living your life, it's time to do something about it. Push yourself a little more each day. Maybe first it's sitting at a table alone at lunch if you're friends have already eaten before you. Then the next day go exploring alone. Soon you'll feel comfortable and independent, which is what life's all about. 

I have a gut feeling this post wasn't super helpful for most of you, and that's okay. If just one of you becomes inspired to take back your life and gain your independence, that will make me so happy. This is something that I'm working on myself, so there will be more posts and this will be an ongoing conversation between us! Let me know in the comments what your thoughts are on this topic and if you have any other topics like this you'd like me to cover!

What's On My Desk?

Hi guys!
I made another What's On My Desk video because I wanted to share a little bit of my desk organization (or lack thereof) with you! I know that I showed an overview of my desk in my Dorm Tour (click here to watch), but I wanted to do a more in depth one because I switched a few things around since that video! 

I hope that you enjoyed this video! If you did, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel! Also, let me know what other types of content you'd like to see in the comments! I'm thinking about doing vlogmas this year, so let me know if that's something you want to see!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fall Orange Makeup of the Day

Hey guys!
I thought that I'd do another makeup of the day post because this was slightly different than my usual makeup look and I wanted to share! This makeup literally took less than 10 minutes to do, and looks really put together! I think it would be perfect for when you have no time before running out the door :)

lighting makes the lip color look very pinkish! I promise it's a very orange toned coral in person :)

I filled in my brows using my NYX eyebrow pencil and MAC Espresso eyeshadow as a brow powder. I didn't want to do a ton of face makeup, but I did use a little bit of NARS Creamy Concealer on a couple blemishes. Today I ended up wearing blush, which is quite a shocker because I very rarely wear blush! I used a little bit of my Covergirl Sophisticated Sable blush(the middle shade) on my cheeks to add a bit of glow. 

I used a peachy color on my eyelids blending it into the crease. I used a Clinique shadow, but you could definitely use your blush to do the same thing and it'd look just as good! I also took a darker eyeshadow (Clinique Olive in my Martini) on an angled brush and smudged it on my upper and lower lashline as an eyeliner. I then layered my Covergirl Flamed Out mascara under my waterproof Covergirl Super Sizer mascara. 

This is where the pop of orange comes! I was going through my lipsticks and I realized that it's been a really long time since I've used my MAC Vegas Volt lipstick. I reviewed this years ago here, but it's kind of gotten pushed to the back since then. I really like this lipstick and I think that it's a really pretty bright fall color! 

I hope that you enjoyed this makeup look! If you want a more natural Fall makeup look, you can also check out this look that I posted a little while ago! Let me know in the comments what your favorite lip colors are for the fall! I personally love cherry reds, bright oranges, and brown toned nudes!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

What I Eat in a Day #2

Hi guys!
I got such great feedback from all of you after my first "What I Eat in a Day" video, so I thought that I'd do another one! If you haven't already seen the first video, you can click here to do so!

I really try to eat healthy whenever possible, but it's really hard when I eat at the dining hall pretty much every day and most of the food is boring and served every week. In general I try to eat a high carbohydrate diet because that's what works best for me and gives me the most energy! I filmed another video about the Freshman 15 that hasn't gone up yet, so subscribe to my channel to be notified when that gets posted!