3 Important Tips to Staying Organized

One of the most important things a new college student learns is that organization is key. Since we head back to college in August, it’s time to start thinking about how we’re going to keep up to date with our assignments and succeed. These are three things I do and because of them, my life is radically more organized and my head is no longer spinning. These are great tips for school but also, if you’re like me and have a job during summer these tips are super helpful.

1—Clean Workplace:

My first piece of advice is to keep a clean and well organized workspace. The easiest workplace to use is some sort of desk or table. If you’re like me and your room is always cluttered with clothes, make sure that this work area is kept clutter free. It’s hard to stay organized when you have no idea where anything is because it’s under a mountain of clothes and other clutter. Make this the place where you keep all of your important papers and schedule.

2—Keep an agenda:

Secondly, keep an agenda. An agenda is one of the easiest ways to begin to get organized and then stay organized. Write everything down, no matter how minor it may seem. I write down everything from shifts at work to when I take my dog to the dog park. Doing this helps you see when you have free time and when you have deadlines. During the school year, it’s really helpful to write down assignments and due dates so that you don’t forget to submit an assignment. Something that helps me is to color code by using different color ink pens. Since I have two jobs, I write my shifts for one job in blue and the other job in pink. I color code my assignments for different classes, too.

3—Keep an up to date weekly calendar:

Finally, keep a calendar that you update weekly. I use a whiteboard because it’s the easiest way for me to update and see it. You can use whatever works for you but this is one of the most helpful things I’ve started doing. This allows me to to see what my week looks like and it’s somewhere in my room where I see it every morning and I know when I need to get to ready or if I can sleep in a bit. This is where I write down my work shifts for the week so that I know when I’m off and can hang out with friends or catch up with my favorite shows on Netflix.

 

xoxo,

Tay

“I Like Natural Girls”

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Ladies, one thing I’ve definitely learned since being at school is that guys do NOT care what your makeup looks like or if you’re even wearing any. Another thing I realized is that I 100% have a love affair with makeup and love wearing it. Also don’t mind my HUGE forehead, my hairline is literally in the middle of the top of my head (thx mom). My go-to makeup is always, always the “natural” look. My lippy is Beige Tribute by Yves Saint Laurent (and it is unnecessarily pricy). Any type of nude lip is always a good idea, in my opinion. If you’re pale like me, you could consider putting a pop of color on top of that nude by just dabbing a natural looking pink on top, which is what I did in these pictures. For eyeshadow I LOVE, LOVE the NAKED basics palette and I always do the lighter brown on my lids and the darker in my crease. Also, if you’re pale and look like a vampire at all times, you might want to invest in a good bronzer! I love Too Faced and I have the Pink Leopard bronzer and honestly, it might be my best makeup purchase yet. It gives you a nice, natural glow without making you look like an oompa loompa. Along with all of this makeup, I decided to curl my hair 5 HOURS before I went out so that it would fall out and create these nice little waves that you see in the pictures. The entire look I was going for was natural, so even my hair was supposed to look natural. If you’re wearing a daring outfit (my plunge neck bodysuit), I wouldn’t make your makeup too elaborate and bold. Like I stated in this week’s fashion blog, you should choose a statement piece and that’s where you want people looking and for this outfit, it was my (not shown) boots and that’s where I wanted the focus to be so I went pretty basic with my makeup. Also, if you invest in silver glitter and put a little bit on before you go out, you will feel 10x sassier and I swear it always makes me feel like I can do anything. Again, guys don’t care about makeup and will not know an Urban Decay eyeshadow from a wet n’ wild eyeshadow so if you are wearing makeup, do what you want with it and wear it how you want to wear it. It’s your face and you should feel comfortable and confident in whatever you do to it!!

xoxo,
Tay

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