New Year, New Blog

Happy New Year everyone!

Over the past few months, I’ve been thinking about the direction I want my blog to head. I knew I wanted to narrow it down to a specific topic, I just didn’t know what. One thing I did know was the topic had to be something I was passionate about, otherwise I wouldn’t be motivated to think of content.

Reading and writing have always been my two biggest passions for as long as I can remember. Journals I had to write in elementary school were always filled with long, detailed commentary of the book we were reading or what I did over the weekend, reading time was something I always looked forward to, I didn’t dread essays or small papers in middle or high school, and I took creative writing classes in both high school and college. My goal in life has always been to make a career out of writing.

The biggest goal for my blog is to create content more often, whether it’s an infographic, a long or short post, a photo of any recent book purchases with a short description, or tips for starting a research paper or writing a work email.

I know a blog about reading and writing isn’t for everyone, but I hope those who aren’t huge fans of reading or writing (or both) find value in some of my posts. Some things I plan on writing about include:

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10 Fun Things To Do in Metro Detroit

Below are some ideas for the holiday season and beyond!

1. The Rink at Campus Martius Park, Detroit

A family-friendly outdoor skating rink located in the heart of downtown Detroit on Woodward Avenue. The rink is open now until March 6th, and ticket prices are as follows:

  • Adults: $11.00
  • Children (12 & Under): $9.00
  • Seniors (59 & Older): $9.00
  • Military/First Responders: $8.00

Additionally, it costs $5 to rent a pair of skates. Below are the hours from now until March 6th:

December 13 – January 2

  • Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m. – midnight
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – midnight
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • New Years Eve: 11 a.m. – midnight

January 4 – March 6

  • Monday -Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday: noon – 8 p.m.
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OPI Fall Nail Polish Colors

Fall: the time of year where Bath and Body Works has the best scents, people are debating about whether or not it’s too early for Christmas decorations, and people (me included) begin to transition from bright “Summer” nail polish colors to darker “Fall” colors. Below are my recommendations for Fall polish colors.

Of course, these colors can be worn in the winter as well. To make any of these colors pop even more, add a coat of a glitter polish – either silver or gold.

I’ve also compiled a list of colors I feel are great for any holiday parties you may be attending this year.

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Spotify Podcasts and Playlists You Need to Listen To

The amount of playlists and podcasts on Spotify is never ending – and chances are there is a playlist or podcast out there for everyone. Below are a few of my favorite playlists and podcasts for when you want to dance in your room, sing in your car, or learn a few things.

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Three Hair Products I’m Currently Loving

Over the past few weeks, I have faithfully been using 3 products that have made a noticeable difference in my hair: Olaplex #3, Olaplex #6, and Moroccanoil. I saw the biggest difference after using Olaplex #3 (I seriously saw improvement overnight), but all of these products combined have helped my hair look and feel great between washes and hair appointments.

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COVID-19 and Exercising: How I Made Working Out Work for Me

Happy Sunday, guys!

Since today is Sunday, it’s the end of my 3-day break from working out. Once the weather is consistently nice (consistent weather in Michigan is rare, but fingers crossed) I’ll probably go for a walk one day over the weekend, but for now I exercise on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. It’s a routine I started a few months ago, and I find it’s what works best for me. I enroll in programs on the CCFIT workout app, which helps me stick to the routine even more – the exercises are already planned which takes all the planning out and allows me to just jump into the workout.

Before COVID, I had begun to go to the gym and was feeling my way around and learning the equipment. I remember going one day with my friend and asking her what workout app she uses, and she recommended CCFIT. I went home and downloaded it and perused the different workout programs (at the time, they were almost all intended for the gym). I didn’t have any gym equipment at home, so once quarantine started I resorted to workout videos on YouTube. The one positive that has come from COVID and gyms being closed is the amount of home workout videos that surfaced. They were great options when going to the gym wasn’t an option, but they’re also good for people who are hesitant or uncomfortable to begin work out at a gym.

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Product Reviews

Hi everyone! Over the past few months I’ve bought new products (thanks quarantine) and now that I’ve had them for a few months, I figured now would be a good time to review them.

Billie Razor: The concept of this razor is awesome – new razor blades are shipped to you for $9 depending on how often you shave. I shave every day, so 4 new blades are sent to me every month. Not only is this a great deal (I get 4 new razor blades for only $9) but I honestly think the blades have helped my leg hair either grow back slower or lighter. The only downside is that the blades are shipped via USPS so there may be some delay in receiving them.

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Christmas Gift Ideas Part 2

Target Finds

Time for part 2! All of these products can be found at Target.

First Row: Powerbeats Pro True Wireless In-Ear Earphones, Beats Studio3 Wireless Over-Ear Noise Canceling Headphones, Apple Watch Series 5, JBL Portable Waterproof Speaker Flip 5

Second Row: FitBit Versa 2 Smartwatch, Phillips Norelco Series 3600 Men’s Nose/Ear/Eyebrow Electric Trimmer, Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case, Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

Third Row: Amazon Echo Dot (3rd generation), Phillips Norelco Series 3000 Multigroom Men’s Rechargeable Electric Trimmer (13 pieces total!), Chi Digital Flat Iron, Apple AirPods Pro, Chi Digital Flat Iron, Keurig K-Mini Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker (perfect for a dorm room!)

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