The ‘Me Time’ TAG

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Hello lovely,

Sorry about my lack of constant posting as of late~ As always, I’m going to blame it on my crazy semester. Especially in months where I’m particularly stressed out, I find that it is absolutely crucial to save sometime for yourself. I was recently inspired by two of my favorite youtubers/bloggers essiebutton & amelialiana who created a sweet ‘Me Time’ tag that I’m going to try out!

I’ll link both of these gorgeous ladies’ channels and the ‘Me Time’ video here, check them out! :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NcTs4ArSng  ‘Me Time’ Tag video

essiebutton channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvFyPrPVotqsTlqxUmAOYRw

amelialiana channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/amelialiana

Allright, so here are the official questions for this little tag and my personal answers for my special ‘me time’…

What do you watch or read during me-time?

As far as reading… oh man. I always say I should read more but never really do UNTIL I picked up Lena Dunham’s (writer/ Star of HBO’s GIRLS amongst many other things) book, “Not That Kind Of Girl”, and immediately became obsessed. Now, whenever I have a bit of free time, I curl up to her raw, quirky humor, and very undisguised outlook on her life. Lena talks dry and candidly, and there are so many mind-blowing quotes throughout the pages. I would HIGHLY recommend picking this up, it’s such a good read.

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For watching movies/shows, I’m really big with Netflix (of course), but even more so with HBO GO. Since I’m in college, It’s not that practical for me to have a T.V, so almost everything I watch is on my macbook. On Netflix, I have really guilty pleasure obsessions like “so-bad-it’s-good” kind of shows like “Cupcake Wars”.

HBO Go is where I get down and serious with my binge watching. From GIRLS to Game of Thrones, The Newsroom to endless movie options, I can find myself easily spending a day lounging by my computer screen.

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What do you wear during me-time?

I kick back in the softest clothes I own. I must have fuzzy socks and I must have a cozy sweater. MUST. This sweatshirt below from ZARA is über comfy with a super soft fleece fabric. It’s in stores now! It’s classic and you can get a lot of wear out of it.

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What are your me-time beauty products?

hmmm.. it’s hard to narrow it down because I change my products up so much but I would say that I almost always do a face mask when I have free- time to myself. One of my “Holy- Grail” masks is this BOSCIA Black Mask  ($34) that is deeply detoxifying. It’s a nice, peel-off mask and ,I don’t know about you, but there’s something special to physically peeling off a mask from my face~ it feels soooooooo refreshing.

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I also love to get out a super- nourishing lotion on lazy days and lately I’ve been using this SOAP & GLORY body butter ($22) that makes your skin insanely silky. It’s made with all-natural ingredients too like Shea Butter, Aloe Vera, Rosehip Seed Oil and Vitamin E.

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Current favourite nail polish?

I’ve been loving Saint Laurent’s polish in (22) Beige ($27). Yes, it is a splurge just for nail polish, but than again this isn’t “just a nail polish”. It’s a glossy, magical polish that makes your nails look like pure perfection. (see below)

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What do you eat/drink during me-time?

I love to make smoothie concoctions with my mixer. My usual go-to smoothie is a sweet, Mediterranean combination of mangos, oranges, pineapple, strawberries, bananas, and coconut milk. Ooooooo just writing this makes me crave one of my smoothies right now.

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Current favorite candle?

I typically don’t like a sweet- smelling candles- I’d much prefer a rustic kind of scent. My go- to candles as of late is this Paddywax Apothecary candle ($18) in Tobacco & Patchouli and these BOHO candles in Wanderlust and Moonsparkle ($24) -both from Urban Outfitters…

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Do you ever have outdoor me-time?

Sometimes! I love to walk around my college town because it is so beautiful, especially in the fall!

Would you ever go see a movie alone?

I never have gone alone, but I think if there was a movie that I just HAD to see and no one else could go/was interested, I wouldn’t have a problem going by myself.

Favorite online shop?

oh man where to begin:

Topshop.com

etsy.com

urbanoutfitters.com

sephora.com

Zara.com

americanapparel.com

ahhhh… I can’t pick one. 

Anything to add? What else do you do during me-time?

Basically during “Me Time”, I like to curl up in a fuzzy blanket with my dog and my smoothie, watch some guilty pleasure shows, maybe take a nap… OH! and YOGA. How could I forget.

I know I’m technically supposed to “TAG” other bloggers, but I’m going to leave this open to anyone and everyone! Make sure you let me know if you decide to do this tag! Comment down below or send me a message.

Thanks for reading!,

~JAX

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