My First Colourpop Order: Swatches & Review

ColourPop Swatches & Review

OMG. I’m insanely excited because after many weeks of adding things to my cart and never clicking ‘checkout’, I finally ordered products from ColourPop! I’ve heard such great things about this brand and I just drool over the lipstick shades… Continue Reading

The Ultimate Guide To Doing Laundry In College

how to do laundry in college

One of the biggest tests of adulting is being able to do your own laundry right. If you cannot pass this test, I’m sorry, you’re just simply not an adult yet. I’m kidding (somewhat). I still wear pineapple printed socks and… Continue Reading

How To Have A Productive Library Study Session

how to have a productive library study session

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I’m the absolute worst at studying. I end up spending about a third of the time on Twitter and watching those yummy looking recipe videos on Facebook. Aaaaand then I get hungry and spend another… Continue Reading

The Collegiate’s Ultimate Guide To Skincare

The Ultimate Guide To Skincare

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Clarisonic and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that make Macarons & Mascara possible!  I’m not going to lie, it’s really hard to take care of yourself… Continue Reading

How To Get At Least 8 Hours Of Sleep In College

how to get 8+ hours of sleep in college

If you’ve been following my blog for a while now, you probably now that I’m an avid believer in adequate sleep. Actually, no, that’s an understatement — there are no actual words that can describe my intense love for those… Continue Reading

12 Ways To Avoid Getting Sick In College


This lovely picture was taken by my boy Jack Yu from Being sick in college is one of the most miserable experiences you’ll have. What’s worse is that it can be really easy for colds and viruses to be transmitted when… Continue Reading

The Ultimate Study Session Playlist


How many times have you found yourself in this situation: you’re chilling in the library, or your favorite study spot, with textbooks and lecture notes in front of you, preparing for an upcoming exam or just trying not to fall… Continue Reading

The Ultimate Guide To College Game Day

the ultimate guide to college game day

Attending college football games on my campus is one of my biggest goals this semester. You see, I don’t know the first thing about football and I never really cared to go out to any of the games. But this… Continue Reading

11 Things To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed In College


Is it bad that I’ve only had three weeks of classes and I already want the semester to be over? No? Okay, good. Don’t get me wrong, I do love most of my classes and I feel like they’ll only… Continue Reading

7 Matte Lipsticks Under $8

7 matte lipsticks under $8

Beauty confession: I’m in absolute love with matte lipstick. To be fair, I prefer a matte finish to basically everything — eyeshadow, foundation, eyeliner????????? — so I really love the look of perfectly mattified pouts. While I do splurge from… Continue Reading

The Ultimate Guide To Organizing Your Life In College

how to get organized in college

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by May Designs. As always, all thoughts and opinions are completely my own, I’d never lie to ya!  Whoever said college was easy is a big liar and I’d like to high-five their face with… Continue Reading

10 Secrets For Making New Friends In College

how to make new friends in college

Social life can play a big part in your college experience, whether you want to believe it or not. You don’t need to be the most popular kid on campus, and let’s be real, that contest has “cliche high school food… Continue Reading

6 Things To Do To Make Your Mornings More Exciting

how to make your mornings more exciting

Sidenote: The cupcakes in my photo have absolutely NOTHING to do with boring morning routines. I just thought it was a really pretty, fun picture on my camera roll so I decided to use it for this post! Aren’t they… Continue Reading

How To Survive Back-To-Back Classes (With No Breaks In Between!)

how to survive back to back college classes

Last year, I had a lot of gaps in my schedule — like, I’d have my first class at 10a.m., then a FIVE-HOUR break, and then class again. I learned how to deal with that in a way that worked… Continue Reading

13 Tips For Saving Money In College

how to save money in college

So you’ve probably heard over and over again that “college is expensive” and “you’re going to spend a lot of money,” and I can tell you with absolute confidence that all that is 100% true if you don’t know how… Continue Reading