Astrid*Stars: June 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Help Bring Back Reading Rainbow!

This is a very special post to me and one that I meant to post up earlier last week, but life and such pushed it back. Also to be clear, this is NOT a sponsored post. It is simply one that I was inspired to make by Katie from Inkspot after she asked fellow Her Campus bloggers to help support the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter. As a loving book lover, I had to join in!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Save the Undies!

*This article is sponsored by U by Kotex® Pads, all opinions however are my own*

I don't know about you, but I'm very particular about my undies. I actually annoy my mom with how picky can be when buying new pairs. I look not only for comfort, but also for ones that won't give me panty lines(my pet peeve). Because it takes me such a long time to find the perfect ones, it breaks my heart when I lose my favorite pairs to my evil period. That's why I'm glad to join the Save the Undies campaign brought to you by U by Kotex®!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Must-See Monday: Cold Justice, "Stranded"

*Sponsored post, but opinions are completely my own*

Remember I had said I had exciting news to come sometime last week? Well this is one of the things I was talking about. Today's Must-See Monday is all about the return of season 2 of TNT's show Cold Justice. The show returned last Friday with the episode "Stranded" and I was very kindly (and surprisingly, LOL) asked to review this show. 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thoughts on Thursday: Summer Bucket List

create your summer, summer bucket list, thoughts on thursday,
{Source: me}
For this week's Thoughts on Thursday, I wanted to do something fun and that's appropriate with summer just around the corner. Each summer, I like to create a bucket list. Sure I have a bucket list for my life, but I also like making one specifically for the summer because it is usually when I actually have the time to attempt the items on my list. It also makes me more excited for summer.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wellness Wednesday: H2O Hydration!

Lucky you, today I decided to write two posts. I had planned the Workplace Wednesday post last week, but wanted to do a Wellness Wednesday post about the importance of water since summer officially starts this weekend and the weather is about to become HOT HOT HOT. 

Workplace Wednesday: Cover Letter Tips

Workplace Wednesday is back today and I wanted to share some recent cover letter tips that were passed down to me. They came from my professor for my internship class so they are legit. I'm so glad for this lesson since I was terrified of cover letters, but with these useful tips, I now feel (more) confident. But before we begin you first have to throw out any rules you may have previously passed down about cover letters. Done?! Okay now that you're ready, read on and absorb :)

Trendy Tuesday: Favorite Bathing Suits


Since summer is soon upon us, I wanted to dedicate this week's Trendy Tuesday to some of my favorite bathing suits for the season this year. These are the bathing suits that have made it onto my wish list and I hope to be able to get at least one or two of them, if not all, especially since the ones NEED to be replaced LOL. I'm going to be keeping this post light and simple, so here are my picks:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Makeup Monday: Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer Beauty Essentials

For this week's Makeup Monday I wanted to feature some of my summer beauty essentials. As the weather warms up, it's a good idea to switch up your makeup routine to something more light and natural. This allows skin to breath and you to have more time for summer fun.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Friday Favorites and a Little Recap

friday favorites, weekly recap, life, film, fit, lifestyle, spin, sister bonding, the fault in our stars, home goods, style,
Spin Class
So I was going to have a post yesterday, but then I decided to save it for next week since it fits next Thursday better. Anyway, before I get to my Friday Favorites I wanted to do a recap of my week. 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Makeup Monday: Summer 2014 Nail Trends

For this week's Makeup Monday, I wanted to feature some of the Summer Nail Trends I've come across. I don't often paint my nails, usually because I get busy and it becomes the last thing on my list, but never because I don't actually want to paint them lol. I'm hoping that this summer I can have more days with nail polish on my nails then days sans polish. So here are some of the trends I found.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Friday Favorites : Moments with Friends

Chocolate Stour and Book Lover's Edition of Trivial Pursuit

This week's Friday Favorites is all about time with friends and family. I had the great opportunity to be able to spend time, which I feel I haven't done in a while, with loved ones, having a good time and even better conversations. I'm hoping this is the prelude to a great summer with great company.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Trendy Tuesday Wednesday: White Out

White Out, summer, trendy tuesday, style

White it Out by astridstars featuring satchel handbags

This week's Trendy Tuesday Wednesday(sorry it went up late by an hour or two) is all about the color white. With summer just around the corner, white seems like the perfect choice to wear to keep things fresh, yet chic. I personally have always been afraid to wear white because it's so hard to not spill coffee and stuff on myself, but I'm obsessed with this trend and ready to just take the "risk" already.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Makeup Monday: The Curse of Oily Hair


So I haven't done a Makeup Monday in some time and decided I should do one today since I've been dealing with a beauty dilemma as of late. Yes guys, I have a confession to make, I have oily hair. It's something I've been dealing with for some time, with my hair being ok some days, and just plain gross others. So I finally seeked some possible solutions to "cure" this problem because let's face it, it's embarrassing to walk around with gross looking hair. Also it's made me self conscious and even my hair stylist has pointed it out. Anyway, here's what I found.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Spring Cleaning: Better Late than Never

{Source: Delightfully Dishy}
So I want to keep today's post short and sweet and to the point instead of my usual rambling. I'm pretty tired from waking up early, on a somewhat productive Sunday. Oh and I had a spin class, which is my first one in over a year and a half(my very first one was, eh). Anyway, today I wanted to address spring cleaning, which I'm aware is kind of late to be doing, but better late than never.