GET READY WITH ME FOR WORK

GET READY WITH ME FOR WORK

I AM FINALLY BACK!!!!!  It has been waaaayyyyy too long since I’ve posted on my blog and I am so sorry for that!  I was having some issues with my computer and the things I wanted to post were new videos for you guys that I’ve filmed these past few weeks.

So today I am posting a get ready with me.  I actually filmed this like a month ago so it is definitely over due on here.  But I still wanted to post it for you all because I used some new things like the Aspyn x Tarte palette (which I love by the way, I use it everyday). But the day I filmed this, I was getting ready for work and I also had a friends birthday party that night too so I put on a little extra makeup so it would last longer.  I don’t wear this much makeup everyday so maybe I will film like a summer everyday makeup look for you all soon! Click the link and I hope you guys enjoy this GRWM!

 

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ROSE GOLD SPRAY: DOES IT WORK ON DARK HAIR?

ROSE GOLD SPRAY: DOES IT WORK ON DARK HAIR?

Hello my lovely sunshines! So yesterday I bought the oh so popular Kristen Ess Rose Gold Temporary Tint Spray.  I tried it out last night and wanted to test out if it would work on darker hair even though on the bottle it says for blondes or lightened hair. I do have some highlights in my hair and thought that counts right?  First of all it smells soooo good so that’s a plus.  To answer the question “Does it work on dark hair?” I think I’m gonna say kinda not really.  If you’re a brunette and want to try it out for yourself, I highly recommend that you don’t go into it thinking it’ll be full on pink because it’s not.  Even the bottle calls it a “tint” and I highly agree with that for brunettes.  In the lighter areas of my hair like my ends, you can see a slight rose gold color in the sun.  But anyways I still enjoyed this product very much and it’s a fun way to spice up your hair in the summer time and not have it be permanent!

To show the results, here is a little before and after,

This picture is when I first cut my hair back in April but I haven’t changed anything to the color so it’s still an accurate before picture. The only thing is that my hair has grown a little since then!

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Here are a few after pictures in direct sunlight! Just a little tint!

BEING IN A SORORITY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

BEING IN A SORORITY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Hello my lovely sunshines! You’re probably thinking wait it’s not Friday why in the heck is Mikayla posting today?  Well you see, 1. I didn’t post this past Friday because I just didn’t have anything to post if I’m being honest & 2. I am soooooo busy with work so it’s very hard for me to like pre-film things so that’s also why I didn’t post last Friday.  With that being said, this summer I will be posting simply whenever I feel like it.  Some weeks maybe multiple times, others maybe not at all, it all just depends on my schedule! Also guys, I filmed a Get Ready With Me the other day and I edited the WHOLE thing and was getting ready to post it and then my computer freaked out on me and deleted it so I have to re edit and all that fun stuff but the only reason I am bringing this us is because do you guys even want to see a get ready with me? if you do just comment below that you do(: .  OKAY ANYWAYS, obviously all this mumbo jumbo I just talked about is not the main focus of this blog post but I just wanted to give y’all an update.  Okay now to the good stuff.

As you all know, I am in Delta Gamma at ASU and I know I know I’ve only been in a sorority for a year but I feel like I had a very well-rounded experience in DG this past year.  So for all you lovely ladies thinking about joining a sorority this may or may not be helpful I don’t even know but I know if I wasn’t in a sorority I would want to know what I was getting myself into (that made it sound really bad but I swear it’s not. nothing but positivity is coming from this post).

First of all, going through the recruitment process is EXHAUSTING.  At least here at ASU it is.  I believe we have 13 sororities at our school now and in order to know or have any kind of idea what sorority you think you would fit in to, you have to talk to all 13.  Recruitment at ASU is 2 weekends in a row and pretty much all you do is talk to people in the sorority for a specific amount of time and then you move on to the next one.  For me, I talked to my big during recruitment and was really the main reason why I went DG. I remember telling my roommate and being like oh this girl Mekaila is really cool, if I ever went DG I would want her to be my big & look at that, SHE IS MY BIG.  This leads into my next thing you need to know about being in a sorority.  There is always a stereotype that being in a sorority is just paying to have friends.  But it’s not like that at all.  You’re paying to be apart of things like fundraisers and philanthropies and volunteering.  You get to do fun things like date parties and formals.  And through all this, you make friends.  My bff and I literally became friends because we walked to a chapter meeting together and talked about trail mix and now we are going to be roommates next year.  Another thing you should know about being in a sorority is that in my opinion, being involved is way better than not.  I was told from the very beginning that you get what you put into it. Meaning that if you choose not to go to sisterhoods and date parties and things like that, then you’ll probably not have the greatest experience.  I am so shy and being in a sorority and not knowing anyone you have to put yourself out there and be involved and meet new people.  I went to almost everything and took the opportunities I could and I had the greatest first year in Delta Gamma.  So here is the takeaway from this post,

  • Recruitment is EXHAUSTING (for both the PNM (potential new member) and recruiters)
  • You are NOT paying for you friends
  • (I think this is the most important) BE INVOLVED!!!!!!!

By no means is everyone’s greek life experience the same.  Individual chapters at different schools are even different.  Like my roommate/bff is in Alpha Chi Omega and another one of my best friends is in Alpha Chi Omega at Sac State and seriously they are two different people.  But I am going to tell you what every recruitment counselor will tell you, “Trust the process”.  Throughout all of recruitment I thought I wanted to be in Alpha Chi Omega and it didn’t end up working out that way but I can’t imagine not being a Delta Gamma.

Thanks so much for reading guys! I am waiting on some things to come in the mail and then I am going to film another haul video so stay tuned for that! Love you all & thanks again for reading.  ♥

PS. if you want to see more about DG at ASU look at our Instagram page! @asu_deltagamma

10 FACTS ABOUT ME

On this lovely Friday I’m coming at you guys with 10 facts about me! Some of these are really random but I tried to come up with things that weren’t completely boring soooooo let’s get started.

okay, fact #1

  • As you all know, I am a student at ASU but you may not know that my major is Marketing and I have a minor in Fashion.  Some of my favorite classes I’ve taken are my fashion classes.  It’s so cool to me that my love for something so simple like clothes can become my career and I can learn more about and it and actually educate myself to be knowledgable in fashion.  I could have my major be in fashion but all the classes I would have to take don’t interest me that much and the business aspect of fashion is a lot more interesting to me than fashion design and things like that.  I always figure too if the fashion thing doesn’t workout for me I can do marketing with Southwest and work for them like my momma.

Fact #2

  • Okay this one is kinda boring but if you don’t know me personally and you’re just a reader from some other part of the world, I am actually pretty tall for a girl lol.  I am 5’9 everyone!!!!! Some may say that’s not even that tall but yes, yes it is tall, for a girl at least.  Makes wearing heels kind of a struggle but oh well I like being tall (sometimes).

Fact #3

  • So my full name is Mikayla Cameron Garcia.  The fun fact about this one is that I am named after my great great grandmother and my great grandfather paid my mom $500 to name me Mikayla after his mom.  And of course no one told my mom how to spell it so she spelled how she liked which is how I have it now but I guess I was supposed to be spelled “Michaela”.  Let me just say here and now that I like my way better but let’s just keep that between us.

Fact #4

  • As for my family, I’ve talked on here before about how my parents are divorced.  They have been since I was like 3 or 4 or something like that. But both remarried and my mom never had anymore kids so I’m technically an only child on my moms side but my dad remarried and had another baby which is my little sister, she is 7 years younger than me and then his marriage with this lady didn’t end up working out but a few years ago, my dad started dating who I call my step mom cause it’s just easier and they had a baby a little over a year ago.  My dad finally got his son and now I have THE CUTEST little brother and we are 17 years apart.

Fact #5

  • There is a certain food that I could literally eat every meal of the day and even sometimes order them at restaurants even though I can make them for so much cheaper at home.  Guys, my favorite food is a quesadilla. Love em so much.

Fact #6

  • This is another thing I have mentioned a couple times on here is that I have a boyfriend.  We have been together for almost 3 years now but we’ve known each other since the 7th grade.  If you talk to anyone we went to high school with they’d probably tell you we’ve been dating off and on for like 5 or 6 years but that’s besides the point.  He plays football at a college in Idaho and obviously you guys know I go to ASU so we have done long distance for our freshman year and I think it’s safe to say we kicked long distance ass for our first year.

Fact #7

  • I HATE doing things by myself.  I mean I still have my mom come o the doctors with me (my bff came with me when I went to the doctors at ASU).  Not like I’m not capable of doing things on my own I just enjoy the company of others (:

Fact #8

  • I love to travel.  Since my mom works for an airline, it makes it very easy to go places in the US.  I’ve been to New York 3 times, Washington DC, Hawaii 3 times, Florida, Oregon, Washington, Arizona (obviously), Rhode Island, Idaho (to visit my bf), and Nevada which isn’t that exciting.  Out of the United States I have been to Germany twice, Austria, and Canada.

Fact #9

  • My favorite color is white.  I have so many white tops it’s crazy.  But idk there is something very fresh and feminine about the color white.

Fact #10

  • I feel like this last fact should be something really cool and exciting but I don’t have any cool facts to end with.  I played soccer for 10 years and I cheered for about 5 years.  Cheer is the way I decided to be  involved in high school and I loved it when I was doing it but it’s not something I particularly miss.  I do miss soccer though. It’s been awhile since I’ve even kicked a ball around so maybe I’ll do that sometime this summer I’ll get around to doing that.

 

I hope you guys enjoyed getting to know me a little bit better and reading these 10 facts about me! Thanks for reading and all the support! Stay tuned to next Friday’s post! ♥

 

 

FRESHMAN YEAR RECAP

FRESHMAN YEAR RECAP

On Friday’s I usually am sitting on my couch in my dorm room typing away to create something to share with you guys, but on this sunshine filled Friday I am sitting in my bed at home and technically is my first day of summer! In honor of that, I decided to share with you guys everything from my freshman year.  Freshman year of college flew by and I am so grateful for all the people I met and all the opportunities I was given.  ASU was the greatest decision I could’ve ever made.  Even though I miss my family and sometimes consider going to school at home, I know ASU is the place for me.  They offer everything I never could’ve imagined.  Like c’mon I’m a business student AND a fashion student, how cool is that? ASU has helped my dreams become a reality and I can’t wait to see what these next three years have to offer me. Here is to the best year of my life filled with friends, happiness, and just plain fun at Spring Break University (; .

Of course I have to share with you the things from the VERY beginning. Before I switched everything around this is what my room looked like.  This was on move in day and I hadn’t even started classes yet but I was so excited to at school with my best friend.

 

I went to all the little activities before school started like painting the A white for the new year and my roomie and I even went to a community service thing too! The picture on the far right was the very first day of school that I took to send to my parents hahahaha by no means was I going to post this ever–just for the memories.  I remember not having any idea what to expect of college classes and I remember walking to class and looking at the map I had on my phone of where my classes were so no one could easily point me out as a freshman.

 

I went through sorority recruitment and probably was the greatest decision I made all year.  I have met all of my friends because of Delta Gamma and given the greatest opportunities of community service, leadership, and pretty much has helped me grow and adjust throughout my freshman year.

 

With this, came LOTS of fun DG events…..

 

Where I met the greatest people…..

 

and of course MY BIG!!!! My favorite person I have ever met and I am so happy Delta Gamma brought us together.  This beauty is studying abroad next semester in Paris and I don’t know what I am going to do without her.

 

I turned 19 in my freshman year (yeah I know, that’s kind of how it works) BUT my bff and future roomie took me to DISNEYLAND!!!! Let me tell you, having your birthday during spring break is pretty cool and so convenient. A special thank you to Lucy for making my 19th one to remember.

 

One of the best parts about going to school and being roommates with your lifelong best friend is people love to come visit.  Shoutout to these people for visiting us throughout our freshman year.  It made it even more special.

 

Last but not least (like at all), a special thank you to my best friend and roommate for keeping me sane this year and being my source for constant laughter and dance parties.  Sophomore year we are living in our sorority houses so we won’t be roommates again next year but just wait guys, junior year we’ll reunite as roommates and be like freshman year all over again (besides living in a dorm and sleeping on twin XL beds).

PS. our sorority houses are literally right next to each other and I’ll still see her everyday (we have classes together), I’m just being dramatic (:

 

Thanks so much guys for reading and I am so excited for the content I want to put out for you guys now that I have all the time in the world to do so.  SO STAY TUNED, I promise you won’t want to miss out on any posts I have coming this summer! ♥

WHAT’S NEXT ON MY LIST OF THINGS TO PURCHASE?

Hey sunshines! It’s the best day of the week and I’m coming at you with a list of things I’ve been dying to buy but haven’t yet because ya girl is BROKE.  Coming to ASU I didn’t get a job 1. because I couldn’t find somewhere I wanted to work on campus and 2. I couldn’t work off campus because I don’t have a car here! So this coming summer is going to consists of pretty much just working the whole damn time.  As my semester is winding down, I have started coming up with a list of things I have wanted for a really long time that I could potentially buy when I start working and have the money for it.  By no means am I going to buy all of this, just things I wish and hope to have in my wardrobe sometime in the near future. (:

  •  Overall Dress/Overalls

I have ALWAYS wanted overalls but haven’t found the right ones that fit me so I am definitely on the hunt for some!

  • Denim shorts

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I have the HARDEST time finding shorts that don’t show my butt cheeks.  I have a few pairs of Levi shorts that don’t know my butt cheeks BUT they aren’t high waisted enough so if any of you know a Levi style pair of shorts that are high waisted PLEASE LET ME KNOW.  It’s honestly a struggle and I hate when my butt cheeks are out so help a sista out.

  • Gym Shark Ombre Set

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I have been obsessed with the new gym shark ombre leggings and tops.  I want almost every single colors but they are always sold out and I don’t have money soooooo I have two problems there.

  • Swim Suits

I haven’t bought new swim suits in probably two years so I need to get rid of like all my swim suits and buy new ones. And I’m totally digging the high waisted bottoms with the strapless top trend going on right now so I’ll probably buy a BUNCH of those in every color I can find.

  • Jewelry

I literally never wear earrings so I definitely need to buy some cute statement and simple earrings ASAP.

  • Bandeau crop tops

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I love bandeau tops with really high waisted pants, it’s one of my favorite things right now so if any of you know where I could find some cute ones let me know cause thats probably what ill be wearing all summer.

  • Checkered vans

I have a new obsession with shoes.  I have so many it’s kind of ridiculous but I can’t resist with this two pairs of Vans.

  • Apple Watch band

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I got an Apple Watch for Christmas and I am thinking about getting a new watch band that looks more like “professional” I guess and looks better with cute outfits!

  • Dr. Marten boots

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I love this kind of look and want to cop some of my own Dr. Martens.  My only fear about them is they might make my feet look ginormous but oh well.

  • Ray Ban Hexagon Sunglasses

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I love the look of round sunglasses and I don’t have the face to pull them off and these hexagon glasses are the perfect way for me to get my fix on round glasses without them being too small for my face.  I already have a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses but they are one of there cheaper styles, I think I got them for like $70 so I want a cuter pair like these.  They also come in cute colors too so I might get them in a color so I can justify my purchase as I need “fashionable” glasses.

 

I hope you guys enjoyed reading about what I want to purchase these coming months.  Who knows, if I do end up getting all of this stuff, I can do a haul and show y’all what I got! Thanks so much for reading and I hope you have a sunshine filled day! love you all. ♥

 

PS. All the photos in this post I got from Pinterest!

 

COLLEGE DORM TOUR

Hey sunshine’s, so it’s the greatest day of the week and as requested from my Instagram, I did a dorm tour! Today’s post is on my YouTube channel (which you guys should definitely subscribe to) and I’m thinking that every other week I will do a blog post and then a youtube video just to spice things up a little. I’m so stoked for summer so I can focus on putting up/creating content that I love! But anyways,  as you all know from my last blog post (if not go read it!) I go to Arizona State and my freshman year is coming to an end in just 3 short weeks!!!!!! So I figured it’s now or never to show everyone my dorm room before I take everything down and get the hell out of here!! It’s honestly so crazy how fast this year went by but I’ll get into all that in a later blog post so stay tuned for that!  I hope you guys enjoy this, I mean you all wanted it anyways so you better like it people.  Hahahaha just kidding, but subscribe and watch my dorm tour below!

 

 

Thanks for watching sunshines! Stay tuned as always for next Friday’s post. ♥

Also, leaves comments on my blog or on the video if you have any requests for my next posts!