Monday, August 15, 2016

Eye Awakening





This morning after my 5 mile run, I sat inside of Cincinnati's children's hospital outpatient center. The waiting room was packed. All different kids, all different ages. Some were happy, while others looked emotionaless. But they all had one thing in common with each other. Sick. Not as sick as gross, or sick as in a head cold. No sick, as my parents don't know how much longer I'm going to be with them or how much longer they can handle all these blood test, ultra sounds, X-rays and treatments

It truly is an eye awakening to realize what might seem like a mountain to you, is just an ant hill to others. For me, being anemic and pancytopenia seemed like the end of the world. I have to watch my blood levels and make sure I'm not feeling to tired.. But to others, some would give up another limb just to be anemic. Just to go for a blood test every other month, just to be able to take a pill and everything will be over. I'm able to go to school, hang out with my friends on the weekend; I might feel tired or dizzy, but I'm always able to go home to my bed. Some of these kids don't go home. This is their lives. They're excited when they're able to leave, when they get to go out to eat, just things that seem so basic for us. You never think walking into a doctors office that you'll be there for the rest of the month, or even your life. You just don't think about that stuff.

You never think about how your body can drastically change. How one day your bone marrow can just be like, "hm.. Today I've had enough I'm just going to slow down." You don't think about that. You don't think "Hey you know this bruise on my leg, well it's going to drastically change my life." We are so used to being healthy, that we don't think about the "what ifs," people ALWAYS claim that "it won't happen to me." But life has such a funny way of saying "yes it will!!" We are so used to be healthy, and don't realize that it is such a blessing. We don't realize that those sick kids, patients, and adults had a normal life before. They didn't ask for a life in hospital, when they were born their parents didn't say, "Oh! I can't wait for her cells to mass reproduce!" 

I didn't think about it, until today. I know I should be thankful that I'm only a blood disorder that is curable, but that doesn't mean I always am. I don't consistently think about how lucky I am that it's just a simple pill I take, not chemotherapy. So if you reading this, maybe just take time to be thankful for your healthy, or think about those who aren't as blessed. 

With love, 
Lu 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

A Letter to My Friends as We Start Senior Year..

Currently, I am eating a box of starburst and constantly checking a group message that contains 12 of my closet girlfriends. I'm all ready to go out for the night while they still debate the driving situation, either way I'm driving because I'll be heading home at curfew (I'm totally a homebody, I love sleeping in my bed.) Maybe they realize this or not, but it's our first weekend of senior year. First out of around 40ish. I'm still in shock that this is seriously my last year spent with the girls who've I've spent every waking moment with since freshman year. I'm ovbiously ready for college and to start over, but I defiantly am not ready to leave my best friends (even if they are being super annoying right now...)

That's why I want them to know..

Wherever we go, no matter how far or close, they will always hold a special place in my heart. No matter how many new girl friends I meet, or if I find the love of my life, they will still be with me. Whenever White Iverson comes around or I see a giraffe, I know I will always think of them. We have to many memories to forget..

I'm thankful I had not one, but 12 shoulders to cry on. We might have had our fights and our ups and downs, but we are always there for each other, no matter what. I will always support them, even if it going into the military, or just committing to play for a d3 school. I will always be a proud little mom of theirs :,)

I'm excited for our adventures this year! Senior spring break, new boys, how exciting! But really.. I'm pumped! Last year was just the beginning of fun, and this year will truly go down in history as one of the best and I'm glad I get to spend it with the 12 girls I've made the most memories with. I can't wait to take so many cute pics that I'll get to hang up in my college dorm!

4 days down- 199 more to go (including weekends)
With love,
Lu

Friday, July 22, 2016

Bucket List!!

As I'm counting down the days till my 18th birthday, I keep thinking of how fast time is going but yet I'm still considered young.. So I decided to create a bucket list that I can complete through out highschool, college and 20s!

1. Graduate Highschool and College 
2. Go somewhere in Europe, maybe even study? 
3. See the 1975 in concert 
4. Travel with a boyfriend 
5. Go to a really famous club in Los Angeles, Maimi, or NYC 
6. Go to California
7. Go skiing out west
8. Hike somewhere out west 
9. Be a bridesmaid! 
10. Go to an art museum 
11. Join a sorority 
12. Take a girly road trip 
13. Live in Seaside, Florida for a whole summer 
14. Be an extra in a movie 
15. Radio host 
16. Write for a top notch magazine 
17. Move to a really small town and be a news anchor 
18. Go camping with my friends
19. Get a internship 
20. Run a marathon 
21. Drive over the Bence Sprence Bridge.. It's right outside my city and I'm too nervous to drive over it :/ 
22. Kiss 12 boys at a concert (I'm going to one next Friday- I'll keep you updated) 
23. Go skinny dipping 
24. Get my cartilage pierced 
25. Cut my hair short and sexy 
26. Wear high heels while walking around a city!! 
27. Go to a bar and order a fancy drink
28. Work in a soup kitchen


... To be continued :) 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Let's Be Real... Acne

Ah, A 5 letter word that makes every person cringe and can make or break a situation... Acne... The tale is as old as time, wash your face and you'll get clear skin! HAHAHA... Not necessarily... Some people are blessed with flawless skin, for example; a girl in my grade has only washed her face with dove soap her whole life... If you are that type of person, this blog post is defiantly not for you! Unlike her, I was blessed with cystic and hormonal acne, yup a double wammey. Most people either get one or another, but luckily for you I was blessed with both so let's be real...

Cystic Acne is when you get the really bad break outs of big red zits, the worst. The break outs can happen anywhere, face, chest or back. These are the type of pimples that when you pop them, they only get worse and can even end up leaving a scar! Where as hormonal acne, can be just as bad but mostly happens along the jaw line of your face. Both types aren't fun, but defiantly are treated differently.

First please go see a doctor!! Seriously!! I know acne sucks!! It takes over your whole life, you feel like your acne controls you! You think people only notice your acne, and not your beautiful smile, but trust me, it will get better!!

 If you acne is pretty mild, like not covering your whole face, maybe just your forehead and isn't too red, you can always try over the counter stuff! My favorite type of face wash is PanOxyl. It's very drying but definantly does the job! Get in a habit of a face routine, like a fierce face wash in the morning and a mild one at night time, or oppisite.

Cystic and Hormonal aren't that easy to cure, sadly. But you will get a clear face with they help of a doctor! You can get on oral pills (bless up) or prescription strength creams and wash. The oral pill that changed my life is, Isotretinoin or known as Accutane. It is very high risk requiring blood test every month and online test. You CANNOT get pregnant on it, because of very deadly birth effects, but trust me. This pill is a miracle worker. It permanently clears your skin, I don't know how but it's defiantly God's gift. It doesn't happen over night, but 6 months!

Now since I've also been blessed with hormonal acne, after I finished up Accutane, I went on birth control. Hormonal acne is caused by your hormones (ovbiously) having an imbalance. I should have seen this as a sign when my periods were extreme long and heavy. I'm knocking two birds out with one stone, my acne and my terrible periods. Birth control clears up skin within 3 to 6 months. I'm on my third month of it and my skin is pretty much flawless. Also hormonal acne can be caused by all the freaking uncessary hormones in are foods, like milk! Try to take a week off drinking milk and see if your face clears up!

It's a long and painful struggle- but trust me, having clear skin is a blessing and it's worth it
With Love,
Lu

Sunday, July 17, 2016

SELF LOVE

My whole life as a teenager, I've struggled with the concept of self love. I was always an attention seeker. I loved to have eyes on me for all the wrong reasons. I loved to start drama, show off my body (I literally have a body of a 12 yr old boy??) act stupid, and be the loud girl in class. I acted like I had it all together, when really I was dying on the inside. I hated myself. As I've grown up, I've learned a lot about myself and really came to realize who I am. It's been a long journey, but at 17 years old I can say I'm comfortable in my skin. Self love doesn't come over night, you just don't fall asleep thinking, "I want to be confident" and wake up glowing! It comes with tears, and over coming fears. If your anything like me, you're probably searching online like "tips to be confident" (there's nothing wrong with doing that-- trust me! I'm just as guilty as doing it also..) and luckily for you, here are my tips and advice, that really helped me loved myself


  • Don't stress the little things- the pimple on cheek will not determine anything in your future
  • Only you know yourself best- if you need to stay home for the weekend, then do it! Take a hot bath, watch a good movie, the party doesn't matter! 
  • Others opinions don't matter- honestly, at the end of the day, it's only you who matter. If you like those new shoes but they aren't in style then who cares????
  • Love your body- now this is a hard one, personally I always struggled with loving my body. I always wanted a bigger butt or a skinnier belly. You're body is you're body. If you want to get skinnier, then put in the effort to work out more (but please remember to workout at a healthy rate.) Thats what I did. I put in the time and effort to get my body to where it is now. No I didn't starve myself, or work out every waking moment. Your skin should fit like a cozy sweater, not like the itchy one your crazy aunt bought for you the past 3 holidays. 
  • Learn how to dance with yourself, and only yourself- sometimes your going to be your biggest fan and you gotta learn to love all those awkward quirks and moments. You gotta love the way you look when you wake up, you gotta love the way your legs look in high heels, the way your voice sounds after crying. 
  • Say your name in the mirror, over and over- Of course your name sounds beautiful when it's coming from your crush, or your comfort zone mother/friend. But your name needs to sound beautiful to you. You are the only one who can determine your worth and trust me, it's a lot more than the teenage boy dming you. 
  • Don't be afraid to go out of your comfort zone- try everything! That's the only way you learn who you truly are. Try new foods, new friends, new music, new clothes! Try a new sport, or a new Netflix series. Try reading a new book. 
I hope these help you find yourself, the same way they helped me! Remember: it doesn't come over night!
With Love, 
Lu

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Running Away

I am running away... No, not from home, but from everything I have came to known in the past year.. My boyfriend of my teenage dream relationship and I have called the quits on our lovely, blissful relationship, and I'm running away. I want to start over, I want to meet new people, I want to try new foods, maybe get my cartilage pierced? I want to grow and flourish in different ways. After all this is my senior year, might as well live it up and learn about myself before I enter the real world.

You're probably wondering something along the lines like "Damn.. A whole year down the drain and you aren't upset? Did it even mean anything?" Well of course, I was devistated and tears where shed but I have peace with the stitation because I know I cannot change it, nor would it be worth it to change because it will just end drastically again. Having peace after a breakup is honestly one of the best things. You might feel like your world is falling into pieces, but realizing that what is meant to happen is going to happen and you have no power to change, is ok. And you'll be ok.

You have to cry, you have to let out your anger. I always thought that you had to hide your feelings and act like your life isn't crumbling, but that isn't true. Let out all emotions, let them out and be proud, because your human and after getting disappointed by someone who you thought would never let you down hurts like shit. Watch a sad, soppy movie and eat all the comfort foods in the world, but don't let this phase last forever...

... Pick yourself up and start over. Run away from everything you've known. Try new things, talk to new people. Let yourself explore and grow. Learn how to accept that you can't change everything. You can't control others, and they can't control you. Make peace with your ex, and be ok when they start over. It's only human, to start over. My favorite quote right now is by F. Scott Fitzgerald- "For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of. And if you find that your not, I hope you have the strength to start over." It just speaks to me because for the past year, I have only known myself as "Pauls girlfriend" never just "Lu." I'm excited to be known for myself, and be whoever I want to be. I'm excited to do myself!

So lovely lu readers; if your going through a heartbreak or a loss of a loved one, pick yourself up and run away. I hope you find the encouragement to start over, learn to love the tears strolling down your cheek, and peace within something you cannot change. If you guys ever need to talk, I promise I'm always here.

With Love,
Lu (PS: I'm going to start writing a lot more!)


Saturday, July 2, 2016

I spent a week with ten 7 year olds...



This past week I was blessed to have spent it at not only the best camp on earth, but also with the coolest girls! It was my first week as a counselor this summer, and to my luck I was placed with the babies of camp! 10 little girlies who will be going into the 1st grade during the fall! I was honestly super scared when I first got my cabin assignment...

"Who sends their kids to camp this young?" "Ugh, I'm not going to get any sleep because of homesickness/bed wetting.." "Can they even do stuff, like the rock wall???" All these thoughts ran through my head as I set up my bunk/home for the week last Sunday.. You could probably say I was over thinking, or just being selfish because I really wanted older kids who I could connect with or have deep conversations with. The week went by way too fast, and I really proved myself wrong. Little girls rock and taught me more than a deep conversation would have. 
  • You don't have to have it all together, to have fun. You can easily just go with the flow
  • Pimples, blemishes, imperfections?? They don't matter as long as your nice 
  • Nap time is a must
  • Eating healthy is cool and all, but have you ever tried bread and butter sandwich? But in all honestly, eating in moderation is key and you don't have to shove salad down your throat every waking moment to feel good. 
  • If you having fun there is no reason why you should care whose looking or what others are thinking 
  • You don't have to be the best at everything to still feel good about it. You don't have to get first place or be the fastest. If you climb the rock wall in 8 minutes when it usually takes 2 minutes, you still climbed it. 
  • Don't over think. If I usually make a mistake I cringe and constantly think about it, but after a girl peed her bed every night this week, it made me realize...Things happen, and you just move on. 
They brought back my innocence and it was great to spend a week with girls who think relationships are icky, they don't have to have 30 pounds of makeup on or even shower every day. You can still simply feel beautiful and wanted with just a little love and a toothless smile. 

Tomorrow I will start my counseling journey with 7th grade girls! So wish me luck because I'm even more scared then I was last week!! Ahh boy crazy girls, here I come! 

With love, 
Lu! 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Forever A Belieber



Hi Friends! Well before I start this blog post I wanted to say sorry for not posting in over week! I've been super busy and just super worn out, I couldn't motivate myself to write a blog post or even think of a good topic! Also, I would like to apologize because I will be heading off for two great weeks as a camp counselor and I will not have internet, but I promise there will defiantly be a good blog to catch you up on my life when I get back!

...Anyways, last night it is true to say that I had the best night of my life! Three words: Justin Bieber Concert! AHHH!!! It was beautiful and everything I could have hoped for! I've been a belieber since 5th grade when little, chubby, middle part Lu was searching on YouTube, "Singing competitions" (I wanted to be famous singer- little did I know I sounded like a screeching cat!) As I was clicking through videos to help me find my future stardom, I found a boy name "Kidrauhl" and well the rest is just history.

I've been a true fan ever since, no matter how he behaves. I honestly felt like a proud parent when I saw him on stage last night. I saw him in concert when he was just a baby during his "My World Tour" which was amazing, but something really hit me last night.

"Parents will love their children, no matter what." I've been told this since I was little and I've always kinda questioned it. Will my mom really still love me if I'm a criminal?? Or an addict?? Home-Less? Greedy? Wouldn't she get annoyed and give up? When Justin Bieber started to sing "Baby" these thoughts just flew into my head, and I realized, I loved him when he was innocent, I loved him when he went through a weird crazy period, and I love him now. Even though I know it's not the same as a mother's love, but I've been pretty deeply in love with boy for how many years now????? It's just crazy to think how you can love someone so much that when they do something bad, you don't look at them as a bad person. For example- Justin's Journals album, like boy wtf where you thinking. It was defiantly one of his rough patches, but guess what, I forgave him and moved on with still loving him. (Disclaimer: I know his bad album isn't equal to committing a crime!! Don't hate on me!)

This realization just hit me hard last- but in general I would defiantly recommend seeing JB in concert. It's one hell of a light show and there's nothing like seeing your crush since 5th grade do what he loves, even if my grandma hates him for peeing in a bucket

PS: I think I found my senior yearbook quote- "Gonna be taking it easy tonight on stage sprained my ankle playing ball smh all good still gonna crush it" - Justin Bieber

With Love
Lu
(I tried to upload a video of Baby last night but it wasn't loading for me, let me know if it is for you!!)


Saturday, June 11, 2016

11 Reasons You Should Go To Summer Camp

Growing up, The Parent Trap, staring Lidsney Lohan was always one of my favorite movies! It's about two twins, who were seperated at birth after their parents split up. Each twin live with either the mom or the dad, but some how they are both sent to the same summer camp! Crazy right??? I won't spoil the rest for those who live under a rock! Although, I highly recommend the movie if you haven't seen it yet, but what I recommend 10x more, is sending yourself, kid, or friend to a summer camp!! Seriously! I don't care if your 23, and have never gone to a summer camp, you need to apply to be a counselor and your life will change!

I've been going to summer camp since I was in 5th grade, so about 7-8 years! This is my first year as a counselor and I'm super excited to watch kids grow and learn, the same way I did years ago. I started going because my older brother went, and he really liked it so I thought "why not?" Well this "why not?" Changed my life for the better.

Here are some reasons why summer camp is where you should be spending your summer:


  1. Lasting relationships! I have met people in elementary school at camp, and they still hold a positive aspect on my life, seriously! My camp directors maid of honor in her wedding was a girl who she shared her first cabin with. 
  2. You will grow in flourish in ways you didn't even know you could. Being around new people, trying new foods, activies, and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is a huge part of camp that will help you grow and find yourself! 
  3. Yes internships are cool and all, but colleges seriously LOVE camp counselors! Seriously, they will eat you up if you put that on your college application. 
  4. A week with NO parents!! It's one of the best vacations ever.. 
  5. No technology! If your having friend drama, or just getting sick of friends, this is the place to be. Most summer camps outlaw having phones, and technology while campers are there and trust me, it's one of the greatest breaks ever. 
  6. Food parties- ah. One of the best parts of the night! All the campers sit on the floor in a circle and you all share snacks. FOR FREE!! Campers love sharing food with their counselors (blessed)
  7. The atmosphere is always positive. If you've been dealing with depression or just need a safe/happy spot hit up summer camp 
  8. No one cares what you look like??? SHowers??? What are those??? 
  9. Dance parties- who doesn't love a good dance party to highschool musical with all your closest friends? 
  10. You learn to trust God or even yourself (if your not religious) by trying new elements like the ropes course!
  11. You don't have to go to a local camp, camps will pay you to come travel to work for them! My camp gets counselors from Europe, and Austraila all the time!! I'm hoping to go to a camp in Hawaii soon! 
I'm promising you, going to summer camp is one of the best things you will do for yourself. There are so many! It doesn't just have to be a traditional summer camp, there are plenty for sports, religion, hobbies, animals, nature, YMCA!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Why Morning Runs Rock

Morning runs... Two words the automatically freak people out. I've grown up in a running family, so those two words don't scare me too much, but about four years ago, I would have ran and hid. Four years ago I couldn't even finish a mile, but now a days a spend about an hour of my day running. Call me crazy, but it's true.

If your like me, maybe an XC runner, or just like to run to stay fit, you know morning runs are beautiful and one of the best parts of the day. If you aren't a runner, your probably thinking why am I reading this? Well I would like to give you some motivation that way you will hopefully one day understand the beauty of morning runs.

First off, when I say morning run, I don't mean "morning" as in 12 pm run.. I mean set your alarm clock for 7:30 morning run...

Morning runs are the best because you don't have to worry about your schedule. You don't have to worry if you have to get your car washed, if your friends are going to the pool. You don't have to worry at all, it's honestly the best time to just clear your mind and think about your mental, and spiritual health. Whenever I make a bad decision, morning runs are where I turn to that way I'm not "over thinking" or creating aniexty over something not isn't a huge deal.
If you ever get out of bed and still feel tired, then morning runs are for you. They wake you up!

Although at first you when you first hear that alarm clock go off, you feel like crap, but trust me, after the run you will feel like a brand new person! It's a good start to your day, that way you don't feel like you woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Plus you can always go back to bed!
You can eat whatever you want!! Seriously, morning runs rock because you don't feel fat and gross the whole day! Excercising shortly after waking up helps your metabolism!! Your like "Oh yeah, I ran today, I deserve that donut." It's beautiful feeling to feel happy in your skin and I can truly say you will get that feeling when you go for a morning run!

For people who aren't runners, but would like to be, don't go out and try to kill yourself. Run/walk for 10 minutes, take a rest day, then add on 5 more minutes the next day! It will get easier and easier, and will defiantly help with your summer body!!

Best of Luck! Go out there and run!
- Lu


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

18 Things I Wish I Could Tell Freshman Me

As I'm sitting in bed on a Monday summer night, while all my friends are at a party in the woods, my mind has been pondering... What would I have told myself, if I could go back to the summer of freshman year?

A lot of things have defiantly changed since then, physical appearance and mental state of mind! I grew apart from my best friend since kindergarten, but I've also grown closer to the best group of friends anyone could ask for. I cut over 12 inches of hair off, and probably lost about 10-15 pounds. I thought I was in "love" with my next door neighbor, and now I've been in a relationship with a rocking dude for 11 months and we haven't even said "I love you yet" and I'm perfectly okay with that! 

A list of things I would tell 14 year old me.. 

1) STOP WITH THE HEAVY EYE SHADOW!! Seriously girl!! You look 10x better without dark circles around your eyes 

2) Be nice to everyone in the grade, don't judge to quickly. Popularity literally doesn't matter!! Being nice to everyone will help you grow in so many ways!

3) Don't form a friend group so quickly, make friends with everyone! You never know when your "friends" are just going to decide that they don't like you... 

4) Spend time with your mom, it's perfectly okay to stay at home some weekends. She's going to be your best friend

5) Try your hardest to make friends with your teachers and administration! Seriously, in the long run for college, they will turn into your best friends!! No Joke! 

6) I know Spanish sucks, but just put in a little more effort! You can raise that 85 to a 90, trust me. 

7) Start focusing on the ACT early. You will thank me for this, it sucks trying to raise it junior year.. And yes your grades might rock, but the ACT still is challenging. 

8) Don't subtweet. Please don't. Just don't.

9) Driving at first sucks, but thank Dad for teaching you! 

10) Boys don't matter, go ahead cry over them, but seriously. I look back at it now and laugh. It's actually better just not to date until you can drive!

11) Don't cause unnecessary drama, it's really not needed and doesn't give you the attention you need. 

12) Don't be the super loud girl who always needs to have eyes on her. It's annoying. 

13) The girls who you "hate" now, might become some of your good friends.. Let the hate go 

14) Don't go bragging about how you ran varsity, humble and kind is so much better.

15) Don't worry if you don't have a stable friend group, or if your not always invited. Everyone always says "Junior year, you'll find true friends." Guess what, they were right. 

16) Don't throw God away, just because others don't think it's "cool" to believe in him. He's a baller, and you'll always need him. Try to pray more often! 

17) Posting a selfie, is not bad!!

18) Love yourself. Love your hair, and the whitehead on your chin, love your nose, your smile, your body, love it. Look at yourself in the mirror, and say your name over and over until your just smiling. 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Cheap Makeup Hacks!

I've never been the type of girl to go spend hundreds of bucks on makeup. You usually can find me in the drug store aisle!  I love going into Sephora or Ulta, but the price tag usually scares me away! Through out the year I've noticed more and more my friends and girls in my grade, are always dying to get the new high end makeup. Seeing them spend 100$ on lipstick, made me do some research.

Is it really worth it, to spend all that money? Can drug store make up really not live up to those expectations? 

Looking on many makeup websites and seeing many swatches (when people test the makeup on their hand) I have decided, NO!!! Buying expensive high end brand name make up is not worth it!! Sure it will make you feel classy and good about yourself. But won't saving 20$ and looking the same feel even better? I think so!

NYX and E.L.F are easily the cheapest makeup and are most similar to the high end brand makeup. For example; Nars Desire Blush is 29$ compared to ELF Pink Passion for only 3$! If they are the same exact color why would you by the 29$?? No boy or girl is gonna look at your cheeks and be like "Oops, sorry! I can't talk to you, your not wearing Nars Blush!"

If you really want to see for yourself, Dupethat, on Instagram does a really good job of comparing cheap brands from high end brands! I also put together a collage of some brands that are the exact same, just to give you an idea!







Saturday, May 28, 2016

Face Mask DIY!

Acne.. That four letter word can either make or break your night out, your prom night, or even just in general, your day. If your anything like me, I struggle hard core with acne! It's honestly my worst enemy. I've had it since 7th grade, so I know how to cover it up with makeup pretty well, and I've also have become a pro at home remedies!

I will spend hours and hours searching through pintrest for the perfect remedy to get rid of the white head on my chin. We live in a world where that one pimple is known to be a sign of imperfection, but really it's just natural!! Acne is a part of life and although it sucks, I've learned to combat it through serval techniques!

Honey and Cinnamon are perfect match together when fighting acne. Honey has antibacterial property and skin saving antioxidants, which will help your skin glow! It helps prevent bacterial buildup that can lead to breakouts. Honey is also a natural humectant which means it draws moisture from the air, into the skin, so if your face wash is drying your face out, that this face mask will help revive your pretty little face :). Now Cinnamon helps get rid of acne by drying the skin and bringing blood and oxygen to the outer skin surface. It also helps removed dead skin cells and help restore shine to the skin.

As you can see this face mask is full of benefits and it only takes 2 minutes to make!! Seriously! It's so quick and easy and it won't make a mess! I've used this mask many times, especially during times of uncessary break outs! I highly recommend it! If you only have one annoying pimple, it works equally as well as spot treatment, but all girls know that it's always fun to wear a face mask!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Just Getting Started

Welp, here goes nothing...

Hi! My name Is Lu, well actually only my family calls me that! But lately I've figured out my name doesn't sound too good in a blog post. So for you my friends, just call me Lu! I'm currently 17 years old, and I just finished my junior year in high school. I'm super freaked out that in 3 months, I'll be starting my last and final year of high school. Woo!

I've always known that I have wanted to do something with writing when I got older, and now that I am starting to grow up, I have decided that I want to major in college with communications/journalism/publications... So that is why I'm starting this blog! I hope that this will  help me get a little head start for my future career and help me not be so bored in the summer. I don't know where this blog will take me, or actually how it's going to turn out, since almost all blogs fail, but I have good hopes.

Anyways, here is some background information about me because I bet your seriously wondering who is this girl and do I even relate to her??? Like I said before I am 17 years old and will be a high school senior in August! I run XC and track for my school. I love to work out and keep active, but I'm not some super health freak!   I don't live some crazy teenage life, it's pretty normal. I like to hang with my friends, drink iced vanilla chai tea lattes, I'm struggling with my ACT score (don't even get me started on that), I get in trouble with my parents for driving around "too much," and now blogging!

I hope you have faith in this blog and my life dream to be a professional journalist, that way this blog can actually go somewhere. Maybe when I'm living the Carrie Bradshaw lifestyle in New York City, I can look back on the blog and be like "that was my starting point!"

- Lu