Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour Experience

Hello everyone, I hope you all are having a marvelous day. Today’s post is a different one, it’s more of a storytime kind of post, and if I’m going to be completely honest, this was one of the best nights of my life and I wanted to share it with you all! It’s gonna be a bit of a long one, but I promise it’s definitely worth the read!As I shared with you earlier, I just lost my grandmother, and I was hurting, and I still am. But months ago, my friend bought Taylor Swift tickets and invited me to go with her, so I said sure why not. No it’s not my queen Ariana, but I love going to concerts, I was down for Taylor Swift. Anyway a couple weeks ago, we went shopping for outfits for the concert. My friend is a huge Taylor Swift fan, and she keeps up with Taylor as if she’s a Kardashian. She knows that her parents walk around at her concerts and scout people that are decked out in Taylor Swift clothing, and sometimes these people are able to meet Taylor after the concert. We had planned on dressing like one of the outfits in the “Look What You Made Me Do” music video, but we settled on wearing some cat tops with leggings.

And then the worst week of my life happened with everything with my grandmother, and to be honest after losing her, I didn’t feel like I could go, like I needed to mourn before I could go out and everything. But my mom said to me, “No, you have to go to the concert. You already paid for the ticket, and grandma would want you to go, she wouldn’t want you here crying at home, she would want you to go and have a good time.” So I complied and I went, I thought it would be good for me, something good to happen that week and something to distract me.So the day of the concert, we left my friend’s house a little later than planned and ended up getting to the concert fairly late. We had missed Charli XCX who had gone on first, and by the time we got to the outside of the stadium through security, Camila Cabello had just came out. So we went through security, went to the bathroom, and went to go look for hot dogs for me, because hot dogs are one of my all time favorite foods. But then I suggested we go up to our section and then look for a hot dog stand up there, because our seats were way up, the nosebleeds, and the lines were way too long, so it felt like the better choice, so then we were trying to figure out how to get up there, and we found ourselves at a map of the stadium.As we were trying to figure out where our seats were, a lady came up to us and asked where our seats were and where we were from. Then she complimented our outfits, hair, and makeup, and then asked who our favorite cat was. I was confused and I wasn’t sure if she was talking cat breeds or Taylor’s cats, so then I turned to my friend and she said Olivia. And then the lady asked if we wanted to have better seats.

At first my friend and I thought she was gonna ask for money to upgrade our seats but it turned out that she worked for TaylorNation and she gave us wristbands to the floor and to Club Olivia, which was a little cabana on the floor, about 20-30 feet away from the stage… For Free!! I started crying and hugged the stranger and told her how I’ve had a terrible week, and she told me that she hoped that this would have made it a little better, and boy did it!

So by the time we had gotten to Club Olivia, Camila Cabello was wrapping up her set, and we thought it was such a step up considering, we were supposed to be sitting in the highest section. And then we found out if we went up to the security near the stage and showed them our Club Olivia wristbands, that we were able to get Snake Pit wristbands! And that is where we spent all of Taylor Swift, she was literally 10 feet away from us, and I could see her makeup so perfectly, I kinda want to do a YouTube Tutorial on it, we’ll see. Also a little side note, I picked up a bunch of confetti that looked like newspaper as a souvenir, because this is one night and one concert I will never forget.

As for Taylor, she was fabulous, and she literally went all in, with all her dancing, and the fire and fireworks, and the big giant snakes, there was not a moment where I was not entertained, it was amazing. She played all of her Reputation album and some of her hits such as Blank Space, Shake it Off, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Love Story, You Belong With Me, and Bad Blood.

It was honestly one of the best nights of my life, definitely what I needed after the difficult week I had just gone through. I am Catholic, but there are things I don’t always agree with, and I’m not sure what you all believe in but I really feel deep down in my heart that that night was a gift from my grandmother. Yes my friend and I were at the right place at the right time when we got scouted, but I truly believe that my grandmother was looking out for me and essentially made that happen.

Anyway that is it for this long story time, I really hope you enjoyed, I think I might make this a story time on my YouTube channel, but we’ll see. Thank you so much for reading!

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Saying Hello and Goodbye

Hello everyone, I hope you all are doing well. I guess that pretty much covers the “hello” in this post. I know it’s been a while, but I thought to myself that it’s been a while and it’s time to get back into blogging. Even if it’s just at least once a week, I just need to connect with you all, especially at a time like right now.

This past Thursday, May 10th, heaven gained an angel, my grandma. I don’t want to go into full detail but she was fine until she wasn’t fine. To be honest I’m not sure exactly what caused it, it started out with pneumonia, but as they did more tests, they found some masses on some organs, and she eventually became septic and left us peacefully.

I feel I have been pretty fortunate with death in the past, not having to really face it or deal with it as often as some people I know, but this one hit me hard, harder than I thought it ever would. We were very close, not to where I would tell her my darkest deepest secrets, but she was someone I could talk to if I wasn’t feeling well, or if I was mad at my mom, and I would always look to her for a laugh, I’d like to think I get my humor from her. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so lost, broken, and alone. I know I have my family and friends and they are here to love and support me, but I still feel so alone. That day, May 10th, one of the worst days of my life, I just spent hours and hours just crying, feeling that physical heartache, which I still feel today, and will probably feel tomorrow, and for a while after that.

I just felt I wanted to leave a little tribute to my grandma here on my blog, I’m missing her a little extra today, and I’m hoping that maybe sharing this on here and leaving a little mark of her on here will help me cope with this heartache and letting it out to you all will make me feel not so alone. Thank you for reading!

Nico 8 Month Update!

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a splendid day. Today I wanted to talk to you about my puppy, I know it’s been a minute.

First, he’s getting so big. That’s to be expected, he is a German Shepherd after all, I just remember when he was small, he’s grown so much and I can’t believe he’s just gonna get bigger. Here is a picture when we first got him.

His biting has not improved, if anything it has gotten worse, now especially because his teeth are so big. But I remember someone commented on my last puppy post to not use so much negative reinforcement, and that has helped because whenever we would slap him on the nose or hold his mouth shut, he would be viscous back, so that’s good I guess.

We discovered some different ways to preoccupy him as far as the chewing goes. I found that he really enjoys chewing on pig ears. We are constantly buying him cow hooves to chew on, and he loves them even more when you fill them with peanut butter or but the pre-filled ones with beef or bacon flavor.

We have started taking him to training classes, and I feel his behavior has improved, and he has learned basic commands like sit and down.

About last week, he started acting like a boy, if you know what I mean. He formed a relationship with one of my favorite teddy bears and absolutely destroyed it. But we are definitely going to be taking him to the vet very soon to get him fixed.

That’s about it for his update. Even though, he’s a pain in my butt, I love him so much, more than I thought I ever could. He does have an Instagram account if you’re interested, it’s Nicothegsd13. Thank you so much for reading!

Decluttering Highlighters/Highlighter Collection

Hello everyone, I hope you’re having a great day, sorry for the lack of posts this week. Today I wanted to declutter my highlighters, but I realized after going through them that there wasn’t really any of them that I wanted to get rid of, so instead, here is my highlighter collection.

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I know, not too many, but definitely more than enough for one face. Sorry for the super short post, I’m trying to work in a solid posting schedule, but it will happen. Comment your favorite highlighter! Thank you so much for reading!

Declutter With Me: Bronzers

Hello everyone, I hope you all are enjoying your Sunday. Today I have another declutter post for you all and I will be decluttering my bronzers. Luckily I don’t have too many, but I think I will mainly be getting rid of my non cruelty free products and very old ones.

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The ones on top are the ones I will be getting rid of, and the ones on the bottom will be the ones I will be keeping. I noticed a few of these, I only have used a couple of times, but I’ll probably go back and get rid of the ones, I will most likely never use.

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That is it for this delcuttering post, sorry it was so short and sweet. I hope you all enjoyed, and thank you for reading!

Declutter With Me: Primers and Powders

Hello everyone, I hope your day is wonderful, I have another declutter post for you and today I will be decluttering my primers and powders. This one is going to be a short one, my stash of primers and powders is pretty small.

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Surprisingly I have a few product empties, so no need to keep those. Then I have products from brands like Maybelline and Neutrogena, which aren’t cruelty free, so it is a must that I get rid of those. Also one product that I just don’t use and won’t really get use out of it is this NYC powder. There isn’t anything wrong with it, I’m just not a huge fan of loose powders and this one can get so messy, it’s just not one of my favorites.

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These are the products I will be keeping, its less than half the size it was before. Of all the makeup I have decluttered so far, this is probably the most where I have gotten rid of products.

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That is it for this declutter post, I hope you all enjoyed, and thank you so much for reading!

 

Declutter With Me: Foundations

Hello everyone, I hope you all are doing well. Here is another decluttering post for you all, today I am decluttering my foundations.

I do have quite a bit of foundations, a lot are old, non cruelty free, and some aren’t even my shade, so it is clearly time for a little clean out.

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Here I just organized the foundations I’ll be keeping, from the ones I’ll be getting rid of, the ones on top are the ones I’m leaving, and the ones on the bottom, I’m leaving.

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Its funny, I showed all the ones I’m getting rid of to my mom, and she ended up taking them all and added them to her collection. She actually did that with a good portion of the makeup I decided to get rid of.

That is it for this installment of my Declutter With Me Series. I don’t want to make any promises, but I’m trying to post everyday. I’m set for a while, and these decluttering posts really help me out with that. So I am aiming to post a decluttering post every other day, or at least every other post. I’m not sure, we’ll see, I just hope you look forward to all of these like I am. Thank you so much for reading!