Top 30 Songs In My “Untitled” Playlist

Now you may be wondering, why does she have an untitled playlist? Can’t she just name it something for the sake of the blog? And yes, I could… I just didn’t.

I wanted to share with you guys the top 30 songs in my playlist so that you may get a better understanding of me because I think you can generally learn something about someone based on the music they listen to.

In this case, “top song” is synonymous to “most played” so let’s get started

  1. Moonlight, Ariana Grande
  2. Stickwitchu, The Pussycat Dolls
  3. 03′ Adolescence, J. Cole
  4. A Long Walk, Jill Scott
  5. Love Yourself, Justin Bieber
  6. Voices In My Head (Stick To The Plan), Big Sean
  7. Love on the Brain, Rihanna
  8. Close To You, Rihanna
  9. Pose, Rihanna
  10. Love, Keyshia Cole
  11. Daydreamin’, Ariana Grande
  12. My Everything, Ariana Grande
  13. Don’t Change, Musiq Soulchild
  14. Superman, Monica
  15. Not Tonight, Elle Varner
  16. Sunday Candy, Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment
  17. Ready For Love, India Arie
  18. 1+1, Beyonce
  19. Honeymoon Avenue, Ariana Grande
  20. Partition, Beyonce
  21. Rocket, Beyonce
  22. The Truth, India Arie
  23. Higher, Rihanna
  24. Feelin’ Myself, Beyonce & Nicki Minaj
  25. Guap, Big Sean
  26. This Woman’s Work, Maxwell
  27. Lay Me Down, Sam Smith ft. John Legend
  28. Be Your Girl, Teedra Moses
  29. Ours, Taylor Swift
  30. Say Yes, Floetry

If you want access to my entire playlist, click here.

What’s your favorite song? Let me know!

2 Braided Hairstyles For Spring!

Hey everyone!

March 21 marked the first day of Spring! I wanted to show you all two simple, cute, and versatile hairstyles that would go great with your new Spring clothes! 🙂

Side note: I’m washing my hair today, so I will also be doing some braided styles for curly hair soon!

Style 1

I started by parting a section of hair in the very front of my head (the picture has disappeared), and then splitting that section into two.

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After braiding both sides, I used a rubber band to secure the ends so it doesn’t come out.

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Here are a couple of other ways to style with these two braids.

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Style 2

This is the basic two braids, except instead of braiding until the end, I secured the braid at the base of my head with an elastic, to create ponytails.

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Usually when I do this style (on curly or straight hair) I do buns at the end instead of leaving my hair down.

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I hope you enjoyed this post!

Look out for more hairstyle pictorials in the future!

Updated Skin Care Routine 2017

Recently, I’ve been breaking out. (You’ll probably look at these pictures and wonder where, but trust me, today was a good day.) I really want clear skin, so I’m changing up my skin care routine. I’ll post a before and after in two weeks to show you all my before and after pictures. For now, I’m going to share with you all my weekly routine.

Every Morning:

Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Daily clarifying Cleanser. It smells great!

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Afterward, I’m going to finish with Clean and Clear essentials Deep Cleaning Astringent to tone my face.

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I’ll finish the morning routine with Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream.

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Monday and Wednesday Night:

Before bed on Monday and Wednesday nights I will use Burt’s Bees Peach and Willow Bark Deep Pore Scrub.

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The amount in my hand is enough for more than half of my face. It doesn’t smell as good as the Yes to Tomatoes daily cleanser but it definitely makes my face feel goooooood.

I follow up with moisturizer, skipping the toner because it’s not necessary for my combination skin.

Friday night:

This is my favorite night because I get to use my Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask.

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It feels great and leaves my face feeling super smooth. I follow up with toner and moisturizer to complete the job.

Hopefully this routine solves all of my acne problems. I’ll let you know soon!

TMI Tag!!

Do you want to learn more about me? Read my TMI tag to find out!

1.What are you wearing?

I’m wearing jeans and a belt. Yes, that’s all lol.

2. Ever been in love?

Yes.

3. Ever had a terrible breakup?

No.

4. How tall are you?

5’7.5″

5. How much do you weigh?

About 125 pounds.

6. Any tattoos?

Nope. And I don’t want any.

7. Any piercings?

My ears are double pierced. I had my belly button pierced but I took it out after a year.

8. OTP?

What’s OTP?

9. Favorite show?

Ummm…. I have too many, but I’ll say my top two are The Walking Dead and Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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10. Favorite bands?

I don’t really listen to bands. Does Maroon 5 count?

11. Something you miss?

My best friend forever in the whole wide world. Her name is Alliyah.

12. Favorite song?

Currently Moonlight by Ariana Grande.

13. How old are you?

20.

14. Zodiac sign?

GEMINI! (:

15. Quality you look for in a partner?

Adaptable, good sense of humor, smart, and always willing to learn and try new things.

16. Favorite Quote?

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

17. Favorite actor?

Tom Cruise.

18. Favorite color?

Azure.

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19. Loud music or soft?

Both.

20. Where do you go when you’re sad?

To my room.

21. How long does it take you to shower?

Anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour. I know, it’s sad.

22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

About 30 minutes.

23. Ever been in a physical fight?

Do siblings count?

24. Turn on?

Smart.

25. Turn off?

Dumb.

26. The reason I started blogging?

I liked to write poetry and I wanted to share it with the world. I started with Quibblo, then Wattpad, then finally WordPress. My poetry is mostly on Tulips in June.

27. Fears?

Spiders.

28. Last thing that made you cry?

I watched A Girl Like Her on Netflix last weekend. The tears were streaming down my face lol.

29. Last time you said you loved someone?

Yesterday.

30: Meaning behind your blog name?

I started this blog on my 19th birthday, and I wanted it to document my life until I reached 20, so that’s why it’s called Growing into Twenty.

31. Last book you read?

My legal theory textbook.

32. The book you’re currently reading?

My legal theory textbook.

33. Last show you watched?

The Secret Life of an American Teenager.

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34. Last person you talked to?

Milan.

35. The relationship between you and the person you last texted?

The last person I texted was my boyfriend.

36. Favorite food?

Pasta. It doesn’t matter what kind. (:

37. Place you want to visit?

I want to take a tour of California.

38. Last place you were?

Atlanta, GA.

39. Do you have a crush?

Yes.

40. Last time you kissed someone?

I don’t kiss and tell..

41. Last time you were insulted?

Last weekend. She said it was a joke, but I don’t fully believe her.

42. Favorite flavor of sweet?

It’s between lemon and strawberry.

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43. What instruments do you play?

The violin and the flute, but I do want to learn the guitar, cello, and piano.

44. Favorite piece of jewelry?

A shark tooth necklace.

45. Last sport you played?

Tennis.

46. Last song you sang?

Listen by Beyoncé.

47. Favorite chat up line?

Are you from Tennessee? Because you’re the only ten I see.

48. Have you ever used it?

Never.

49. Last time you hung out with anyone?

Tuesday.

50. Who should answer these questions next?

Whoever’s reading this! 😀

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Basic Halloween Look: Fierce Lion

The cat or lion is every girl’s last-minute go-to halloween costume. This quick look is a little more than black eyeliner and a black nose. Follow this pictorial, and you’ll look like you’ve put in twice the effort with the same amount of time.

You’ve probably seen this look a thousand times since the beginning of October, and you’re probably wondering why you clicked on this specific pictorial.

First, I primed my face with Trust Fund Beauty Gimme Good Face Face Primer. It’s vegan and gluten-free and works wonderfully. For foundation I used Fashion Fair Finish Foundation Stick in the color Brown Sugar. The color is a little dark, but that’s okay for this tutorial.

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Next I filled in my brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Granite. Then, I used Boo-Boo Cover-Up Concealer to outline my brows and make them look cleaner.

For my eyes, I primed my lids with Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer. I used tréStique Shadow Crayon in Venetian Gold on my lid, and Estée Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow in the color 38 Chocolate Bliss in my crease.

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Next, I did the most important part: contour. I used Boo-Boo Cover-Up Concealer for the lighter sections, and Covergirl Queen Collection in the color Cocoa for the darker parts. The darker parts are on my hairline, and any other place I didn’t put the lighter parts.

Next, I worked on deepening the nose contour. I used Estée Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow in the color 38 Chocolate Bliss to outline the initial shape. Then I went in with a black shadow and Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in the center of my nose to darken it. I dragged some of the black shadow past the bottom of my nose to create more of a shadow.

Next, I did the most basic part of the look, the winged liner. I used Eyeko London Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner in Carbon Black to make the wing. I used Colourpop Cosmetics Créme Gel Liner in Swerve on my waterline.

For the whisker dots, I used the same two liners and randomly placed dots on my upper lip.

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Now, for my favorite part: highlight! I used the gold color in the City Color Highlight Trio palate. I highlighted the top of my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, the top of my forehead, underneath my brow bone, and my chin.

I used it Cosmetics Superhero Mascara in Super Black on my top and bottom lashes. Lastly, I used Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in TooLips and Ruby Kisses lipstick in Black Diamond. To create the curved sides, I used Illamsqua Liquid Liner in Abyss.

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And that’s the final look! I used my fro and hair color to my advantage with this look and let it go wild Lol. Of course this look would look cute with any hair style/color. I hope you enjoyed this pictorial. (:

All the pictures in order are in the slideshow below:

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