So…Zayn Malik has officially left One Direction… it still hasn’t hit me yet because I don’t believe it… but when it hits I’ll need a way to distract myself and you should too! Eat your hearts out after making these cupcakes!Things you’ll need:
•One Direction playlist + speakers
•cupcake mix (any recipe/cake box)
•eggs (# on box)
•oil (on box)
•water (on box)
•frosting (white colored or colors of your choice)
•food coloring for colors of your choice
•bowl and frosting spreader for mixing the food coloring into frosting
•Wilton cake decorating Tip no. 22 (star-tip)
•Plastic piping bag
•tissues for your tears
•follow all instructions on the box to make and bake the cupcakes
•take cupcakes out of their pans as soon as you can after they are out of the oven (without burning yourself)
•take the frosting and divide it in half and mix in the food coloring to achieve your desired colors
•alternate between scoops of one color and the next of frosting into the piping bag until you have enough for the cupcakes, it should look somewhat like this before you twist the bag up: •hold the piping bag over where you want to place the stars at 90° angles and pipe until you’ve reached a size of star pouf you want and lift and repeat until your cupcakes are covered!
•and now you’re done!
^the best you can do for today: unite with the rest of the fandom, pour over magazines and things with Zayn, and eat your pretty cupcakes!
Have you guys ever heard of store beauty sample boxes? Well if you haven’t, Walmart has one!
The box is FREE but you have to pay $5.00 for shipping. Once you make an account and register a credit card #, they will automatically send you them quarterly (4x a year, one per season) until you unsubscribe from the box. I received mine in the mail yesterday and it includes these samples/full-size products:
•Lady Gaga Fame Black Fluid (Eu De Parfum) (0.04 FL OZ)
•Schwarzkopf Essence ULTÎME Omega Repair & Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner (for damaged, depleted hair) (1.7 FL OZ ea.)
Hey! It’s been a while and I’ve finally decided to look over my journal entries from the summer and put them online. This is the 1st part out of my 6-part traveling series, do you have any more bus experiences to add on to mine? The next one will be about why Canada–the second country I’ve ever been to–was cool to explore!
-use the restroom at every stop or whenever you can because something may happen and who knows when you’ll be able to see another one (plus avoid the bus bathroom, I’m so grateful I never needed to use it but others told me it smells)
-not care about how stupid you think it looks when you’re wearing it, a memory foam neck pillow is your best friend if you’re going to sleep on long rides… I mean, unless you like a sore neck
-bring an ebook device, get a head start on your summer assignments, or read that new dystopian book you’ve been meaning to!
-keep spare plastic bags, our seats didn’t have cup holders so it was a handy way to reuse it
-pack an iPod and headphones to help you think of better things than being stuck on a bus for who knows how long
-buy yourself portable charger(s) this is a must, especially if you have an iPhone
-maintain an optimistic outlook
-bring snacks, both healthy and too-good-to-be-true ones
-be that person who turns their screen brightness all the way (and avoid using it in the dark), there may be people behind you whose eyes are being very discomforted by it, especially after a long day of being out and about
Check out all my experiences that took place over the span of six days! I’ll be linking them as they are posted. Pictures from my momentous trip are included, in the hopes that you’ll like them. Feel free to comment about any questions for places I’ve been to!
Hey guys! So my last official day of high school is approaching fast and I’d like to get a list out there of the dos and don’ts I’ve learned so far. I’ve organized my scrambled thoughts into a few categories; for your senior year, for the SATs, for college mail, for your paperwork, etc. I’ll definitely keep adding to and revising this list until it covers all you should know! FOR SENIOR YEAR (AT SCHOOL): Do:
•go to school events, you don’t need to go to everything but try everything you’re interested in at least once, you never know, you might just stick to it.
•challenge yourself, I mean, you’re going to attend college in a year, you have to be prepared! Take an AP if you haven’t considered doing so already or try dual enrollment! I highly encourage dual enrollment because I was able to meet more people, see what a college environment was actually like, and get high school credit at the same time! Let’s not forget about the access your college student ID grants you too, to places like the gym, library, discounts, etc.
•get enough sleep…I’ve probably slept 5-6 hours a night for the past two months… Don’t:
•procrastinate too much. I definitely procrastinated and still do it A LOTTT A LOTTTT but I realize now that it’s a little problematic. I passed things in online on nights of the days they were due… Or even worse. And it just kills your time… oops
FOR THE SATS: Do:
•Take it ASAP or if you still have time the end of this year, at least once junior year and once or twice your senior year!
•Try a college/SAT preparation program, even if you are already content with your score(s) because you’ll still be practicing and maybe even learn things you didn’t notice before! Don’t:
•say “I’ll just show up and take the test” please please please prepare yourself, even one question a day could help!
FOR COLLEGE MAIL: Do:
•Respond to “FREE T-Shirt” promotions by colleges in return for your basic information. I’ve gotten a few thanks to this and they’re so comfy to sleep or lounge around in. Did I mention they’re FREE?
•Try to open the brochures and letters you receive when you do because I once got this letter and ignored it until things piled up, I opened it and saw that if I was one of the first 200 students to complete a one/two-minute survey for them, I’d get $5.00 Amazon credit. Don’t:
•sign up for too many emails/address-required college things, they WILL share your information and continue to spam until you go and contact them or click unsubscribe in your email settings
FOR YOUR PAPERWORK: Do:
•organizer a binder consisting of: colleges you’re applying to and got accepted to, scholarships you’re applying to and received, financial aid information, your HS transcript, (unofficial) SAT/ACT scores, recommendation letters, and make a few copies of each document and put them into clear plastic slips so you can easily send them out to wherever you need to. Don’t:
•lose or misplace important documents. This will definitely become a hassle and you’ll end up wasting too much time looking for things instead of getting them done.