Thursday, September 29, 2011

Free Works For Me!

Today as I was walking out of my Linguistics class, I spotted a tent in the middle of campus swarming with girls.
"I'm a girl," I thought to myself, "Should I, too, be milling about that attraction?"
Somewhat warily, I walked over.

And I was in.
Turns out, Seventeen and Cosmopolitan magazines had paired with Mary Kay cosmetics to give UCLA students some free goodies and makeovers!

Being the non-makeup wearer I am, I asked very nicely for the "most natural look" they could possibly give me. No, not the blue eyeliner or the smokey eyes.
It was only 11:00 in the morning!

I like to think it turned out pretty well.
Nothing gaudy at all, just a bit of daytime glam to get me through the rest of my classes!

Oh, and addition to that makeover, the ladies at the counter gave each girl a generous goody bag- consisting of over $50 in Mary Kay merchandise!
(Including an eyelash curler, "Lash Love" mascara, eye gel, makeup remover, hand cream, and moisturizer!)

The clutch that everything came in was pretty cute, too!

Boy, sometimes it pays off to go to a large school in LA!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Just Because We're In College...

... doesn't mean we can't act like kids every once in a while!
And what better way to let out our inner-child than to roll down a couple of hills?

I guess it really started when we were walking down The Hill (where all the UCLA dorms are) towards Westwood, and the guy in front of us- completely obliviously, I'm assuming- was singing along to his iPod rather loudly.
In fact, so much so that I took a picture of him and put him on this blog.
Good job, singer walking boy.

Anyways, on our walk back, we passed by a delightful hill (not to be confused with The Hill), perfect for rolling down.
It took a little convincing to get Alexa and Christian to agree to roll with me, but oh, what loads of fun we had!

Gearing myself up to roll for the second time- and cheesin' it up!

Our rather wobbly walk back up the hill after a successful roll down!

Looking far off into our future college careers... looks promising!
(And a tad surprising, if you ask me.)

If you must know, about an hour after our escapade, we realized how itchy we had become.
As of now, I'm not sure if this adventure will be repeated while I have the memory of the scratching still in my head!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Owls in Urban Outfitters

Today was my first day of classes, and you know what that means-
first day of school pictures!

Alexa, my roommate, snapped a quick one of me in our dorm's courtyard right before we went out to stroll about Westwood Village after our day's classes.

On our walk about the Village, we ran into a lazy bear!
Being just as tired and lethargic as he, I felt very empathetic and took a second to mope about with him on the little rocking chair next to his.

And of course we couldn't pass by Urban Outfitters without popping in for a window-shopping session!

Because who doesn't love trying on the bajillion glasses on the rack and choosing the ones most unflattering for your face?
Christian, thank goodness, had just as much fun as I did being goofy.

I really have to give the prize to Alexa, however.
We agreed that those feather hair clips and huge glasses make her look like the friendliest owl ever- isn't my roommate amazing?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

That's LA For You!

I guess I got my first taste of "LA" this week.
I put LA in quotations because people seem to treat Los Angeles as this city swarming with celebrities and film locations, and honestly, it's just another city.
Except when you do run into those celebrities and places that you recognize from TV and you say to yourself, "Oh my goodness, it's LA."

I had two of these realizations in the past three days.

The first one was when I went to church Sunday morning.
Reality LA is held in the theater of Helen Bernstein High School, and I made no connection to the name of the school until I walked out of the service towards the parking lot, and saw this:

Recognize it?

How about now?
That's right- it's the lunch area on the set of Glee!

The second was when I went to UCLA's pre-screening of the movie "50/50".

I thought seeing the movie early (and for free!) was cool enough, but that wasn't all.
Right before the movie started, I heard "... and we have some special people to announce the movie, today: 50/50 actor, Seth Rogen and director, Jonathan Levine."

I guess I made the right choice to sit in the fourth row!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Picnic, Anyone?

So I was just browsing Etsy the other day (because who doesn't, right?) and I came across the cutest vintage thermos set ever:

Adorable with plaid thermoses, different sized caps, a sandwich box, and a plaid carrying case!


I'm kind of having a craving for a good ol' fashioned picnic right now..


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

DIY Roundup - Lights.

Can someone tell me why people are so darn creative?
Because it's amazing.

Lights made from teacups and saucers- I don't know how much porcelain I would break before accomplishing this, but they're just darling!
Can't you just imagine a Alice and Wonderland themed party with these dangling from the ceiling?


I so badly wanted to make a few of these sans-light to hang in my dorm room.
Anyone have some extra wallpaper glue I can borrow so I don't have to buy in bulk?


Magical fairy lights made from egg cartons!
The best way to recycle!


Granted, for this one, you need to start out with a chandelier of some sort...
but it's so pretty!


Perfect for a picnic or a hot day!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Little Guy, Big Voice.

So I'm sure everyone at one point was familiar with that boy who did a cover of Lady Gaga's paparazzi, became viral on Youtube, and then made it to Ellen.

Well, he's back.
As cute as ever, his first album already released- just 14 years old.
Ridiculous, right?

Emily introduced me to one of his new songs, "Stranded", and I am HOOKED.

I mean, look at him!
3 years younger than I am, a beautiful voice, and such a catchy song!

So if you don't mind me, I'm off to dance in my room.
By myself.
To this song.
For the thousandth time in a row.