On YouTube: Shane Dawson Conspiracy Palette (Real Customer Review) // My First Big Girl Palette!

On YouTube: Shane Dawson Conspiracy Palette (Real Customer Review) // My First Big Girl Palette!

On YouTube I’m unboxing and trying out the Jeffree Star X Shane Dawson Conspiracy Palette! I even spill a little tea about my buying experience as a REAL customer. Disclaimer: Not a beauty guru. Don’t come for me.

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Sunshine Blogger Award (+ tags)

Another special blog award! I have to admit, every blog award I get makes me feel so good about this blog, like I’m on the right path. Special thank you to Merlin at Merlin’s Musings! They nominated me a couple of weeks ago for the Sunshine Blogger Award. For great posts on anime, books, and games, be sure to check out Merlin’s Musings! Thanks again for the nomination, Merlin! On to the questions…

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The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

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5 Budget Friendly Board Games Perfect for Thanksgiving

5 Budget Friendly Board Games Perfect for Thanksgiving

If you’re participating in The Nerdy Girlie’s 5 Fandom Friday, you may have noticed a few of us have made some DLC’s (downloadable content) to complement the already lengthy blog prompt list courtesy of The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick. You can check out my first DLC for 5 Fandom Friday at the GG Pack (the Geeky Gal Pack) and my second DLC here at  GG2 Pack!

While this post doesn’t follow one of the prompts mentioned above, I think this is the perfect opportunity to present five board games that are perfect for Thanksgiving in two weeks. Whether you need something family friendly for extended family or something with a little more spice for your not-so-family-friendly Friendsgiving, this list has got you covered.

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Spoilers! Mental Health Update

Spoilers! Mental Health Update

It’s been a rough couple of months, my friends.

I’ve recently been diagnosed with depression. I shouldn’t have found it as shocking as I did, but here we are. After uncovering my stuck points and working on my triggers, I have found depression lurking under the surface of my PTSD and anxiety. I am back in therapy full time to tackle these new obstacles, and, I’m not going lie, I am struggling.

Depression and anxiety have been weighing me down. October was an anniversary of trauma but also the anniversary of the best day of my life. I’ve felt pulled in different directions. I’ve questioned myself, my career, my friendships/relationships, and my social media presence. I have struggled with trying to find what is right for me while also trying to discern actual unhappiness and fulfillment from my depression and anxiety. So far, I haven’t been successful.

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I want to focus on what I haven’t questioned, too, though. I have never questioned my marriage. I have never questioned going to the gym. I have never questioned going to therapy. I have never questioned my blog or YouTube channel. Those things genuinely make me happy every day. I wish I had more time to give the attention to the things that make me happy.

I’m going to be focusing more on myself, more so than I have ever before. I’m making this an accountability post of sorts. From now on, I’m going to eat better without obsessing over the number on the scale. My goal is to be stronger. I’m going to do things that make me happy. I’m going to find fulfillment in hobbies that aren’t my career. I’m going to make peace with my path changing and my journey taking a route I’m not familiar with. I’m going to focus on my mental health so I can be my best self for me and my husband. I’m going to make time to spend with him and our dog.

October is behind me. November has better things coming my way. I’m putting it into the universe and manifesting the rest of 2019 to be better. 

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Saturday Suggestion – Game: Catherine Full Body

Saturday Suggestion – Game: Catherine Full Body

Catherine is by far one of the weirdest yet most addicting games I have ever played. I wanted it as soon as it came out simply because I’m all for choice-making games and puzzles that make you think. It’s definitely not for kids though as innocent as puzzles sound. I’m sure by now you know how much I love a good romance, but you know what spoils it? A love triangle. So… who will you choose? Katherine or Catherine? — A Geeky Gal, Saturday Suggestion – Game: Catherine (2014)

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10 Ways to Practice Real Self Care

10 Ways to Practice Real Self Care

We’ve talked about burn out, and we’ve even talked about self care for geeks and gamers, but today, I’m about to get very honest with you about real self care. There’s no Lush bath bombs or cute animal face masks here. It’s just me and my  journey to finally figuring out what makes me personally feel the best. It probably shouldn’t have taken this long, but here we are!

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