Abby Schmidt
truebeautytuesday:

I used Flower’s Eyeshadow Chubby in shade “Keep Your Pansies On!” - The actual shadow is creamy and like velvet when applying. I love that it’s easy to blend and build. You can go light and use it as a shadow primer or go dark and make an intense smoky eye. I used Urban Decay’s Naked color Half Baked in the center to add a pop of gold. I also used the Flower Liquid Liner & Mascara in color “Intense Black” - the liner, being liquid, was easy to handle. But, it felt like I was holding a permanent marker. I think I could learn to love it. The mascara, on the other hand was very thick and chunky and hard to apply. I ended up using my own to finish. Overall I give the Shadow 4 out of 5 and liner/mascara 3 1/2 out of 5. I can see the shadow apart of my daily routine. #makeup #review #eyeshadowchubby #flower #beauty

truebeautytuesday:

I used Flower’s Eyeshadow Chubby in shade “Keep Your Pansies On!” - The actual shadow is creamy and like velvet when applying. I love that it’s easy to blend and build. You can go light and use it as a shadow primer or go dark and make an intense smoky eye. I used Urban Decay’s Naked color Half Baked in the center to add a pop of gold. I also used the Flower Liquid Liner & Mascara in color “Intense Black” - the liner, being liquid, was easy to handle. But, it felt like I was holding a permanent marker. I think I could learn to love it. The mascara, on the other hand was very thick and chunky and hard to apply. I ended up using my own to finish. Overall I give the Shadow 4 out of 5 and liner/mascara 3 1/2 out of 5. I can see the shadow apart of my daily routine. #makeup #review #eyeshadowchubby #flower #beauty

Check out my makeup review on the Eyeshadow Chubby on my makeup account @truebeautytuesday #makeup #beauty

Check out my makeup review on the Eyeshadow Chubby on my makeup account @truebeautytuesday #makeup #beauty

My 200th post! Jeeze! This calls for a celebratory selfie. #dormlife #selfie #200thpost

My 200th post! Jeeze! This calls for a celebratory selfie. #dormlife #selfie #200thpost

I’ll be trying Drew Barrymore’s Eye Shadow Chubby and Eye Marker & Volumizing Mascara from her makeup line “Flower” tomorrow on my new makeup page @truebeautytuesday check it out. #makeup #beauty

I’ll be trying Drew Barrymore’s Eye Shadow Chubby and Eye Marker & Volumizing Mascara from her makeup line “Flower” tomorrow on my new makeup page @truebeautytuesday check it out. #makeup #beauty

WWHHHAAATTTT!! Pre-made puppy chow!! Made my day! #heaven #amazing #favorite

WWHHHAAATTTT!! Pre-made puppy chow!! Made my day! #heaven #amazing #favorite

I refuse to get sick. The best way to stay healthy? Plenty of water and daily Vitamin C and Echinacea. And in case I do catch something, I have Zinc to shorten the cold and get me back on my feet sooner. #prepared #healthy #college

I refuse to get sick. The best way to stay healthy? Plenty of water and daily Vitamin C and Echinacea. And in case I do catch something, I have Zinc to shorten the cold and get me back on my feet sooner. #prepared #healthy #college

Giant hot chocolate and Doctor Who? Yes please! #doctorwho #hotchocolate

Giant hot chocolate and Doctor Who? Yes please! #doctorwho #hotchocolate

Culture Shock When Starting College & How To Cope

I’m in my third year in college, but I recently transferred from my small community college to large State College. Although I know what I was getting into, classes and studying wise, this was the first time I’d experienced being away from home and living on my own. Move-in day was hectic and overwhelming at times, but it was also very exciting. I got to make this little space my own and getting all new things like bed sheets and coffee mugs which were almost as exhilarating as the actually shopping for those things.

But when my parents left and I crawled in to my new bed, in my new room with new sounds from outside my window; I felt a heavy homesickness that I’ve never experienced before. Right then and there, I wanted to throw in the towel and go home. I wanted to be where it felt similar and safe, but then I thought of all the money I have invested in this education, and I just couldn’t give up. 

I know its early in the game to giving advise, but if you are coming across this and you are on the verge of tears and regretting that you wanted freedom in the first place:

1) Breathe. Do yoga stretches, meditate.

2) Its OK to call your parents. Or Face time/ Skype. I call mine once a day, usually to tell them how I’m doing or what I did that day. It doesn’t have to be an hour, maybe just a few minutes. And, chances are that they miss you too and what to hear your voice just as much as you want to hear theirs.

3) Don’t spend all day in your room. Isolation never helped anything. I know school work is important, but its as equally important to get out and socialize. Get food, do laundry, talk with the room down the hall or even your roommate(s).

4) Don’t go home every weekend. I know its tempting, but leaving campus so often takes away from prime social events on campus. Try and go home maybe once a month, if you’re able. I’m living two hours away from home, so just gas prices alone are keeping me on campus.

5) Leave your door to your dorm room open. Not only can you hear life in your dorm, but you literally open the door to meeting new people who walk by.

Last, but not least (probably the best advise I can give):

It’s OK not to be OK.

It feels like I’m drinking a candle. Yummy Apple Cider. #fall #favorite

It feels like I’m drinking a candle. Yummy Apple Cider. #fall #favorite

Bow-ties are cool, and also fruity! #fruitsnacks #fridaynight

Bow-ties are cool, and also fruity! #fruitsnacks #fridaynight