The name of this monthly update post has been changed more times that I can count, and I’ve changed it again. While monthly mixings was cute and alliterative, it wasn’t getting my point across so now I’ve changed ‘monthly mixings’ to ‘In review’. 

In review: my month of August!
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Why didn't the toilet paper cross the road?









Because it got stuck in a crack













Sorry if you found that crude, I just couldn’t stop laughing when I heard it.

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My Latest Obsession

Okay, so this concealer is PERFECT for those pesky dark circles under your eye. Well it’s great for all those spots on you face that you want to cover up, but I mainly use it for my eyes. I wasn’t sure what shade to get so I used their shade finder.

I dab some under my eyes and then blend it with their cushion applicator.

Then I blend the layered product with this powder- this leaves my face with an even and covered look.

This concealer has 5 benefits in 1! I used this post as a guide also. Finish off the fresh face look with this mascara and some lip stain. This has been my go-to school look. 

Read more about this product here.

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Blog Stats

Last month’s recap was eventful. My blog stats were down, but I went to CA for two weeks so I didn’t promote or update as much.

Pageviews: 5,124
UPV: 2,243
Users: 1,650
Sessions: 1,135

Not as high as I’d like them to be, but I’m growing!

Monthly recap

So this past month was fun-filled and also terrible. I won’t go into the nitty gritty, but my godfather died (and we weren’t able to attend the funeral) then a family friend then our other super close family friend died right before Hurricane Harvey hit. Speaking of Hurricane Harvey, a lot of our families and friends live in the Houston area- prayers upon prayers are needed.

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Making a (much needed) 180 turn, the weather has been nice, I’ve been working with some awesome companies and Fall is coming!


So school has started and I’m in a acoustic, laid back mood-this playlist reflects that. Except T-Swifts new song-I love it! 


How was your August? Anything to review?

Author: Alix Maza

Alix is a college student, Step Up Magazine contributor, wannabe author, blogger and a super girly-girl who loves dogs and is entirely too dependent on coffee.

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  • Rachel Ritlop

    OMG girl! I am so sorry for your losses! I hope that your September is much better!

  • Allison Ellzey

    Love this post! And you are growing –keep up the hard work!

  • I’m so sorry to hear about the tough month you had 🙁 Glad you have some good things to look forward to in the coming months!

  • Im sorry about your friends and family. My thoughts are with you. Keep up the persistence with the blog and it will be where you want it to be. All the best!

  • Your pageviews are really great! Cool playlist too! I’m loving both Taylor’s new songs!! They’re on repeat! 🙂

    • Someone told me her new song sounds like Kidz Bop and now that’s what I hear haha.

  • I love this idea for month reviews! I cannot believe its already september!

    • Seriously! It’s almost 2018-craaaazy!

  • I’m so sorry about all the loss you had this month! Hoping for a much better September! Thanks for the playlist. I’m definitely going to save this and listen to it later.

    • Hope you like it! It has a lot of acoustic covers on it.

  • Wishing you a great September that’s eventful in more positive ways!

  • Angeline Holub

    Can’t wait to listen to all the songs on your playlist! Love finding great new tracks!

  • So sorry to hear about all that bad news hitting at once! I’ve been there and it’s never fun. Here’s to a better September!


  • Ooh I didn’t realize Taylor Swift had a new song out. I’m so behind the times! I need to listen to it!

    • Haha it was all over my social media so it was highly anticipated for me!

  • Amanda Faber

    I’m so sorry to hear about your godfather and family friend. That’s so sad!!

    • And it all happened at once! It was a sad week.

  • Oh man, I’m sorry for the rough time you’ve had. Hoping things get better soon!

    Grace //

  • I’m sorry for your losses. Hope your September is better!

  • Ok, Your joke made me laugh. but I am so sorry to hear about your godfather!

    • Haha I laughed a little too hard at that one!

  • I’m excited for fall too! A much needed season change!

    • Yes! I’m ready for scarves and boots!

  • Oh goodness, I hope September goes much better for you! Sending all the positive vibes your way.

    x Kate

  • My Veteran Woman Life

    Sorry for your loss! Praying for a better October!

  • I am so sorry for your loss! Hope you have a better month ahead of you.

  • Sounds like you had a really rough month sweet girl. Best wishes for September bringing healing a fresh perspective.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, Alix 🙁 I hope September goes much better for you! I also really want to try that concealer, it looks amazing!

    • Thanks, girl! That concealer is the best.

  • Christine Martinez

    I’m so sorry for your loss. That must have been awful not to attend the funeral. Hopefully this month has more happy days.

    • It was a little heart breaking, but we were able to talk to my godmother and see her after we came back home.

  • nicole simonetti

    I cannot stop listening to portugal, the man’s feel it still – love that it’s on your august playlist! x, nicole //

  • I’m sorry for your loss! Sending you big hugs.

    Diary of a Debutante

  • I’m so sorry that you lost some close friends and family. And I’m excited for what you have planned for this fall!

    • I am too! Here’s to a better September.

  • I’m so so sorry for your loses this month. I understand how it feels to have everything hit you at the same time.

    • It really did pile up ha, but we got through it!

  • Yikes, sounds like you had a rough month. I’m so sorry for your loss. I admire your upbeat attitude despite everything going on though!