December OwlCrate Unboxing

December OwlCrate Unboxing

Hello and happy Wednesday. Long time no unboxing, huh? Well, I’m fixing that by sharing with you the stuff I got in my December OwlCrate. The theme for that month was Seize the Day, and if that’s not one of the cutest themes I don’t know what is. Let’s get started, shall we?

I’ll start with the book of the month because it looks and sounds amazing. It’s Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills, and the premise is super interesting because it’s about a girl who overhears a couple’s breakup and somehow gets tangled in the drama, which I think it’s really original. Of course, you can be sure that as soon as I read it, I’ll share a review in here. Along with the book, as always, came a signature sticker thingy as well as an adorable patch with the title of the book.

I also got a double-sided bookmark from Little Inklings Designs . You know I collect bookmarks, so it’s nice to get new ones, especially when they have cool quotes. Because I’m moving soon, I’m pretty sure this bookmark will end up in my best friend’s hands, but until then, I’ll enjoy it as much as I can.

It was a nice surprise to find this card thingy with a note from Kasie West, as well as a link to an exclusive Q&A and an excerpt of her latest novel, Lucky in Love. I will be sharing my first impressions of it next week.

You know I love pretty things, so I was super excited to get the magnet from Ink and Wonder Designs with a Rick Riordan quote. I personally love to display powerful quotes around my room or places I frequent so that I get empowered by them. This magnet was also an exclusive design for OwlCrate.

Honestly, as I’m writing this post I can’t believe there are still more items. I love OwlCrate and I’m waiting for the moment when I’m financially stable enough to pay for a full year in advance. The next item is one of those both my teacher and my reader’s heart appreciate in equal parts. I’m obviously talking about the “Don’t let the muggles get you down” by Bookworm Boutique. And yes, this too is an exclusive OwlCrate item.

To continue with the good stuff, let’s talk about the candle inspired by The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord. This was made by Novelly Yours, so you can be sure it smells like heaven. I’m not a candle lover, but my sister is, and she was very grateful.

An item that went straight to my happy little heart was the wooden tree ornament created by Juniper & Ivy Designs. It’s the cutest book stack with a quote from Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon. I haven’t read this book yet, but it’s been on my TBR list for a while now. This will for sure be the first ornament I’ll put on my tree this Christmas.

I saved this item for last because it was my very favorite. I’m talking about the planner and reading journal created by OwlCrate and Blue Star Press. Now, you know that I have various notebooks I use for book blogging: I have one where I write my thoughts on books, then there’s the notebook where I have a long list of  post ideas, but now that I have my planner my blogging life has improved by 300%. I’ll write a whole post on how I use this baby, so expect it soon.

In the comments tell me what your favorite item from this OwlCrate was and why.

Happy reading!

Love, Miss Camila

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Girl Boss Makeup Look

Girl Boss Makeup Look

Hello and happy Monday. Have you heard Bubblegum B*tch by Marina and the Diamonds? Well, that’s the song that kind of inspired today’s look. Today was feeling like putting makeup on and getting stuff done, you know? This is one of those borderline looks you can rock both at work and during the weekend, and trust me, nobody would want to mess with you. Here are the steps I followed to achieve it:

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Primer
  2. Foundation
  3. Concealer
  4. Powder
  5. Eyebrows
  6. Pink (eyelid)
  7. Silver (outer corner)
  8. Black eyeliner (tightline)
  9. Black (lower and top lash line)
  10. Mascara
  11. Bronzer
  12. Blush
  13. Lipstick
  14. Lipgloss

Do you have a “girl boss” makeup look? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Monday!

Love, Miss Camila

 

 

Trying Halo Beauty: 1 Week

Trying Halo Beauty: 1 Week

Hello and happy Sunday. Don’t you love my just-got-out-of-bed selfies? Well, it’s been a week since I first started taking the Halo Beauty supplements and, to be honest, I haven’t seen much improvement in the “skin” department.

I’m really not surprised that there haven’t been great changes. For one, I’d been super stressed this past week, so I’d been having breakouts (and picking  my face, which only makes the breakouts worse). I’ve also only tried these pills for a week, so I’m not expecting to see major changes right away. I know some people have experienced them from the start, but they probably had more serious issues than just a few pimples here and there, so the results are more evident. Anyways, we still have three more (hopefully stress-free) weeks to go.

With the nails, it’s been pretty much the same. They’ve grown a bit, but not enough for me to really see whether they’re stronger or not. They look healthy, though, so that’s a good thing.

 

 

 

 

 

What really did it for me this week was the hair. I haven’t washed it since Sunday, so you bet it’s gross, but aside from that, look at that beauty. I obviously wouldn’t be able to tell if it grew in a week, but what I can notice is the volume and the shape of the waves. My hair is getting it’s body back and I’m living for it! Something I’m also super happy about is how bright it looks.

That’s it for today’s update. In the comments let me know what would you take supplements for.

 

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

Call Me Miss Camila

Call Me Miss Camila

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Hello and happy Saturday. I’m exhausted but I feel super accomplished and excited today because I’m (finally) officially Miss Camila in TpT.

TpT stands for Teachers Pay Teachers, an awesome site I love because I have access to a ton of resources made by teachers like myself, and I can also create and sell my own products. I’ve had my store for a while now, and one of my objectives after quitting my job would be to dedicate that extra free time I had to my little material development projects.

My store was originally called The Cool Teacher Diaries because that was the name of my teaching blog and Instagram. Now, when I created this unified blog and my unified Instagram account, I thought it would be nice to someday change the name of my TpT store as well, but I didn’t give much thought into actually doing it until a few months ago.

Changing the name of the store was easy, and took no time. The annoying, exhausting part was having to change each individual product as well as its cover design because these all had my old name. I procrastinated for quite a while, advancing on other TpT and blogging projects until today I decided that I just had to get my store’s name changed and move on with my life. So, yes, I’m finally Miss Camila in all of my public social media, which makes me super happy.

If you want to check out my store, click here. I’m always open to suggestions and requests in terms of the products you’d like to see in it.

Happy teaching!

Love, Miss Camila

My Pinterest “Book Lists” Board

My Pinterest “Book Lists” Board

100th.pngHello and happy Wednesday. Despite my obsessive behavior, I like to think I’m an organized person, and that’s why I absolutely adore Pinterest. For me, Pinterest is like this huge closet where I can just keep cute all the cute things I find, and I even get to select which drawer they go in.

I use it for my teaching stuff (I even have boards for subjects and grades I’m not currently teaching justincase) I have a board with pins of cute Hello Kitty stuff I see, and (please, potential romantic interest don’t see this) I even have a board called “Wedding Stuff” because I don’t want to be caught off guard when the moment comes.

Pinterest also fuels my love for books, which is what you came to read about, isn’t it? I have two bookish boards: one called Mila Loves Books, which is basically a collection of bookish quotes, memes, and relatable stuff; and another one called Book Lists. I created this second board to have a space where I could store all those challenges, rankings, and lists to feed my own TBR and wish list. I don’t really have a filter for the pins I save in this board: as long as they contain a book list, I’ll add it. This doesn’t mean I’m automatically adding the books to my wish list, but I might sometime in the future.

If you’re a parent or a caregiver and you want book recs for your child, I’m sure that in this board you’ll find pins that will help you. If you’re a teacher and you’re tired of reading Charlotte’s Web with your students, look for alternatives in one of these lists. If, like me, you just want to read the world a book at a time, pick a list, challenge yourself.

I have decided that my free time is worth nothing and that I will go through all of the lists in my board and I will add them all to the ultimate reading challenge. Now, as soon as I have that, I will make a post and share the details with you so that you can join me in the challenge.

Do you know of any reading challenge you’d like me to check out? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading!

Love, Miss Camila

Brown Weekend Makeup

Brown Weekend Makeup

Hello and happy Monday. When I got started with makeup, writing down different looks in my little notebook, I decided to categorize the looks according to the occasion. This is why sometimes I’ll label a look as “everyday” while another can be, in my opinion, more of a “weekend” kinda deal.

Today I’m sharing something that I considered a little too edgy for weekdays, probably because of the pop of color with the green eyeliner, and of course, the bold lips. Here are the steps I followed to achieve this look:

 

 

 

 

  1. Primer
  2. Concealer
  3. Foundation
  4. Powder
  5. Matte brown (crease)
  6. Golden brown (eyelid)
  7. Dark golden brown (outer corner)
  8. Green eyeliner (tightline)
  9. Dark golden brown (lower lash line)
  10. Mascara
  11. Bronzer
  12. Blush
  13. Highlight
  14. Matte brown liquid lipstick

Are you into colorful eyeliners or do you prefer more traditional shades like black and brown? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Monday!

Love, Miss Camila

February Ipsy Glam Bag Unbox + Review

February Ipsy Glam Bag Unbox + Review

Hello and happy Sunday. Hauls and unboxings are two of my favorite posts to make because I get to share products that are new for me, as well as my thoughts on them. Today, I’ll tell you all about the stuff I got in my Ipsy Glam Bag for the month of February. Let’s get started, shall we?

PÜR Mini Fully Charged Mascara

In terms of volume and length, this mascara does the job beautifully. I like the fact that it’s not jet black but rather a brownish black because it makes it less intense, and that works for softer eye looks. I don’t like the fact that it’s too liquid so it takes way too long to dry and it’s not waterproof, so if you’re a crier like me, don’t even think about this.

LUXIE BEAUTY Blending and Shading Eye Brush 

This brush is all you need to achieve halo eye perfection. I love Luxie brushes, but this one has to be my favorite. I mean, honestly, if you have this brush, you have your eye look done. You use the shading end to apply the base shadow to your lid, and then the blending one to get the halo eye effect with a darker shade. And it looks perfect, I’m telling you.

IT COSMETICS Bye Bye Undereye

This is one of those products that I wouldn’t be trying if it weren’t for Ipsy. I hear every Youtuber out there talking about this concealer, but to me it’s not worth all the money, even if it were the best concealer in the world. It has a thick consistency, and sure enough, it covers dark circles and other potentially problematic areas like a dream.

JERSEY SHORE COSMETICS Apple Harvest Hydrating Balm 

It’s lip balm, I love lip balm, pretty much that’s all there is to say. It does the job nicely, leaving my lips hydrating, and it has a soft scent that I like.

SERAPHINE BOTANICALS Lychee + Gold Blush 

This is the pinkish version of a blush I’d gotten in a previous bag, and I love this one even more because I live for the rosy cheeks. Besides, I don’t know why but this blush smells like dreams and flowers and all the nice things in the world. I’m not sure why I’ve been into soft looks lately, but this blush is the perfect complement for my mood.

Which out of these products would you be most eager to try, and why? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila