Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year :)

Happy New Year , everyone! This past year has been full of amazing experiences, and I hope that this year is even better.  I hope you all have a fabulous and safe year.

EB xx

Monday, 13 October 2014

Enjoying the Little Moments of Life

Howdy! It seems that I've taken up the role of the elusive blogger, rather than one that can't stop raving about the newest mascara. Sometimes, its good to take a break. I've kind of let school take a huge bite out of my available free time, as I recently switched universities. Its close to the one that I used to attend, but now that I'm another year wiser ( let's be real, I still have no idea how to study properly) according to the school system, I have more, er, knowledge to absorb. I know, what a drag. It's taken me a while to get into the swing of things, but already having friends at this new school made things a lot easier. It doesn't hurt that any new people that hang around are super approachable and enthusiastic.

I will admit, it can be hard at times to appreciate these things. Especially when your routine at school ( or work, home, etc.) can make you feel like your a wind up toy that only stops to rest once you run into a wall, and nobody is there to wind you back up again.It's currently 2:07 AM as I am writing this. Kind of an odd time to be up and writing, but for a busy college student, this is still "early" in my evening. All puns aside, it makes a huge difference in your day, after a lab that ran over its scheduled time ( didn't know it was possible to be half an hour OVER a three hour ochem lab) if you happen to receive a text from a bunch of your friends asking you to come grab a bit of questionable tacos at the cafeteria to unwind. It may not seem like much; while you debate the identity of that taco that may or may not be filled with shredded chicken, and laugh about spilling your whole sample of extracted chemicals onto the floor.

Learning to look back and appreciate all of the little things in your life may be the one thing that finally gets you to your degree, even if those wonderful ochem labs seem to be running later and later.

Well, I'm off to go study. Good luck to all of you first timers with your midterms ( and hey, you second years can try to get a little bit more shut eye, too)


Monday, 21 July 2014

Tip of the Day- SPF, Your New BFF

The sun is shining, and the beach is just calling your name, so why waste any time putting on any heavy products. Bathing suit season isn't meant for cloying face products, plus the water will wash them off anyways. Not like you can harm you're skin from an hour lounging by the pool, its better to go natural in the summer, right?


As much as we all hate to apply sun screen or sun block and risk looking like one of those lily-white children from a retro Christmas special, its better to look the fool than be the one that risks healthy skin, just to show off how "sick" your tan has become. 

 Though it sucks to have to reapply it over and over again, its less risky than having to fork over some serious cash for expensive treatments, that most likely won't be able to repair a lot of the damage done to YOUR skin. 

The much coveted tan of North America can still be acheived, as there are a bunch of sun protectants on the market that will delay the tanning process, while protecting the skin from the most harmful UVA/UVB rays, and that's even if its applied properly.

C'mon. If you have 30 minutes to spare curling your hair before you enter a pool and wreck that work of art, then I'm sure you can manage the same amount to protect the most visible organ: your skin. 

Try to avoid cosmetics that have built-in sunscreen (BB creams, I'm looking at you), as there is usally not enough of the protectant in the product itself, to do the job right. Just stick to applying sunscreen before makeup, and afterwards ( usually between 1-2 hours) of first applying the sunscreen. Also, avoid using just body or sun lotion, as the sunscreen for the face may not be as effective as the body one, and the body sunscreen may irritate your face It may be a hassle, but you'll save yourself the time and effort of trying to repair deep wrinkles, or even something as extreme as melanoma. 

Be smart, stay chic, and make sure to pack extra sunscreen.

EB   xx


Thursday, 26 June 2014

Electric Blush Turns 3!!!

Well, this is exciting. I can't believe that I started this blog three years ago. I just want to thank all of my readers for sticking with the blog, and I hope to keep blogging for as long as I can :)

Electric Blush xx

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Confession: Singin' the Blogger Blues

Writing was always something that I enjoyed doing. The only exception that I can make is of literary essays; I think we can all agree on how much fun they suck out of creative writing. 

To be honest, I made a promise this year to keep up with my blog writing. I kept setting goals for myself, and taking pride in following a more regular schedule, but it appears that I have ,er, fallen off the blogging bandwagon. Why? There's not a single reason that I can give, other than for the fact that I didn't want to keep second-guessing my writing. 

I always have so many ideas for article to write on this blog, to share my musing with you guys. As soon as I get home, I write down all of my ideas onto sticky notes, and post them on my mirror, as a way to visualize the concepts for the articles. However, I felt as of my ideas were coinciding with those of other beauty bloggers, and a lot of my material would resemble work that other bloggers had put out a few moments before I hit the publish button. I've decided to abandon the notion of backtracking with my own ideas, because it's not worth losing one of my favourite things, to something as small as writer's anxiety. 

I also took a break because I wanted to focus on making my content worth reading, and develop more of a "voice" for my posts. Like you guys, I get bored to death by bloggers who say the same thing in every post; it wouldn't be fair for you to go through such a tortuous ritual anyways.

Out with the old, and in with the new.

Electric Blush xx

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Farewell to First Year :)

If you listen closely, you can hear millions of students rejoicing at the conclusion of their first year of university. I am happy to say that I am a part of this joyful group! This has been such an awesome year, as I can't imagine my life without experiencing university. I am so happy to have met so mamy people andd experience so many different situations. Though it wasn't always happy-go-lucky, I am just so glad to have has this experience.

Well, happy end of first year to all of my fellow undergraduates, and here's to an even better first year!

Monday, 11 November 2013

Back into the Swing of Things

Hello there!
As a bunch of you readers have noticed, I haven't been posting for about several weeks, and boy, I wanted to blog so badly! I am currently enrolled in university and am loving every bit of my experience, as I am finally settled in and used to how things work. My lack of posts was due to me feeling as if I would only have time to do reviews, and not everything else that I had planned, so I decided to just take a break, and focus on getting used to a new experience and forming a new routine to incorporate everything.I shall try to use my Instagram account more often, seeing as I created an account without using it (who knows, may end up as one of those people who obsessively post stuff, but let's hope not). Well, since I've been gone for a while, what have you guys been up to lately?

Catch you on the flip side,

Electric Blush   xo