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Movie Review: Spring Breakers !



How is everybody’s spring break going? Mine is swell but is sadly coming to an end. Today, I thought I would write a movie review since I saw Spring Breakers last week.

There was an enormous hype about this movie everywhere, on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc… I have to admit, I was really excited to see it also.

Movies like this can be either really good or really bad. Not in between.

Spring Breakers starred Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, Gucci Mane, and James Franco.

Summary: (yes there are spoilers in here)The movie is about these girls, Faith, Cotty, Candy, and Brit who all want to go on Spring Break. However they don’t have enough money to go to Miami. Cotty, Candy, and Brit rob a local fast food restaurant to get the rest of the money. When Faith finds that her friends used violence to get the money, she’s really disappointed. But they all go to Miami anyways and have a lot of fun. However, the fun ends when they get arrested from one of the many spring break parties. They either had to pay a fine or spend two more nights in jail. A drug dealer and rapper named Alien bails them out. Faith doesn’t feel comfortable with Alien and what he does so she gets on the bus and heads back home. Cotty, Candy, and Brit stay with Alien. Candy and Brit hook up with Alien and Cotty is passed out. Later Alien takes the girls to a strip club and talks to Big Arch, who is also a drug dealer. Big Arch was Alien’s childhood best friend but they are now enemies. Big Arch tells Alien to stop selling drugs in his part of the neighborhood. However Alien doesn’t listen to Big Arch and this results in a drive by shooting. Cotty gets shot in the arm and decides to leave. Candy and Brit are left with Alien and come up with a plan to get revenge on Big Arch. When they get to Big Arch’s house, one of Big Arch’s men kill Alien. Brit and Candy kills that man and continue to shoot everyone who comes in their way. They kill Big Arch, give Alien a kiss on the cheek, and drive away in Big Arch’s car. The End.

Review: They I’m not really sure how I felt about this movie. I didn’t have high hopes but it left me really confused. Like what exactly was the plot of the whole thing? I have no idea. I think that Alien wanted to kill Big Arch all along and after Cotty and Faith left, he was left with the strongest of the group: Candy and Brit. Maybe he knew that he couldn’t do this alone so since Candy and Brit are the strongest, they would  guarantee the death of Big Arch. That’s what I thought.

Another thing is that Selena Gomez was only in the movie for like 30 minutes, then she left.

Rating: I honestly have no idea. I still don’t know how I feel. I didn’t like it, but I don’t hate it.

Did you see Spring Breakers? What did you think? Leave a comment below!



The Gingerly Touch… of shampoo



Ginger shampoo? That’s so weird! Those were my exact thoughts when I saw this item at The Body Shop. I am a Love Your Body member at The Body Shop, which is a rewards program. You get 10% off of every purchase! To be a Love Your Body member, you only need to pay $10 a year. To find out more about being a Love Your Body member, visit your local Body Shop or visit their website.

Ginger Scalp Care Shampoo from The Body Shop is for dry and flaky scalps. I don’t necessarily have a flaky scalp but it really soothes my scalp and it feels AMAZING! The shampoo itself smells like ginger and lathers really well. I felt a difference after my first time using this and so did my friend because I bought her a bottle also! This has done wonders on my hair and I hope it does the same for you!

If you’re looking for a new shampoo, give this one a try! Or you can try the other shampoos from The Body Shop!

Price: $14

Where can I get it? You can get this item at your a Body Shop near you or here

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Makeup Tip #1

ImageDid you know that cleaning your makeup brushes every once in a while helps prevent breaking out and acne? Your makeup brushes collect a lot of dirt from sitting in your room, bathroom, being exposed to different beauty products, and from your face. If you don’t clean your makeup brushes, when you use them, the dirt will clog your pores… and poof! breakout! 

You do not necessarily need to buy makeup brush cleaning solutions at makeup stores. You can clean your brushes with Johnson and Johnson’s baby soap. A small travel size bottle from Target will last you a while. Baby soap is gentle and will get all the makeup off of your brushes. Just wet the brushes, apply soap, gently scrub, rinse, and let them air dry! 

The Perfect Red Lipstick

ImageI have been searching for a vibrant red lipstick that would last and look amazing with my skin tone. I have tried many different colors and brands and was never fully pleased. That was until I came across Nars Pure Matte Lipstick! This is literally heaven in a tube. Before purchasing this item, I already owned Nars Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita and I loved it. The thing I love about Nars products is that their products are so high quality and their pigmentation is phenomenal. So when I needed a new red lipstick, I decided to give Nars Pure Matte Lipstick a try. Nars also has a semi-matte version, but I prefer a fully matte lip.

Unlike other lipsticks, this one is super long lasting and doesn’t dry out your lips! Which I think is super great because who likes dry lips?

I have pretty fair skin and Vesuvio just pops and goes so well with my skin color. Nars does carry a few other red lipsticks and lip pencils so be sure to check them out and find one that fits you!

I love being able to put on this lipstick and some mascara and just walking right out the door. A rep lip is a great way to add something extra to your look. But remember to tone down your eye makeup when applying red lipstick. Keep your eye makeup somewhat simple (a small winged eye instead of a dramatic one). Too much eye makeup can over do your look and look really unpleasant.

Price:$26 (It make seem like a lot but it is so worth it!)

Where can I get this? You can buy this item at your local Sephora, Nars, or order them online at or

Rating: 5 Stars!

Have any questions or comments about this product? Leave a comment below!



Simple Avocado Toast Recipe!

Image After seeing countless pictures of avocado toast on tumblr, I decided to give it a try. (and i also needed to get rid of the surplus avocados that are in the fridge!)  This delicious dish is so simple to make! Avocado toast is perfect for breakfast but it also acts as a perfect snack. The one thing I really like about this recipe is that its so simple and I can literally make it any time.


-1 ripe avocado

-2 slices of whole wheat bread (or any bread)

-olive oil

-hot sauce (optional)

-salt and pepper


  1. Toast your bread until it has achieved your desired color.
  2. Cut avocado in half, and take the pit out.
  3. Slice the avocado lengthwise and use a spoon to remove the avocado from the peel. Repeat to the other half of the avocado.
  4. Take the slices of avocado and place them on top of the toast. (this is where you can be super artsy so line them up nice and neat!)
  5. Drizzle with some olive oil and hot sauce
  6. Top it all off with some salt and pepper
  7. Enjoy your delicious and simple

*You can also mash up the avocado and use it as a spread instead of slicing the avocado into individual slices.

Avocados provide many vitamins, fiber, and potassium, and healthy fats! Did you know that avocados are actually  fruit? That makes guacamole sort of like avocadosauce…

This super fruit is also great for your skin!

I hope you enjoy this recipe!





FF. Flower fragrance. Daisy by Marc Jacobs is one of my favorite fragrances. It has a really floral scent (hence the name) which I love! This isn’t really overpowering like other floral fragrances. The scent lasts for the whole day which is a total win! If you love Lola by Marc Jacobs, you will definitely love Daisy too.

Price: $65

Where can I get it? You can get this at Nordstroms, Macy’s, or Sephora.