AU Bound!

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The last few weeks have been stressful and suspenseful as I wait for college decisions to come out. After all the waiting, I am happy to announce that I have been accepted to my dream school- American University! More good news: I have a yearly $56k scholarship that covers the tuition and room/board! 

Honestly, I feel so blessed to be accepted, and with such a generous amount of money. I feel relieved that all my hard work at school and in my community has been reflected in my application. American is very highly ranked, its atmosphere is perfect for me, and the campus is a beautiful place I'd love to call home for the next four years. It still feels so surreal that I got accepted, I remember crying so much. I am so happy that my parents are so proud of me. 

Obviously, I committed to the school a few days after I had found out. I am so excited to finally start school in the fall. American University is in Washington DC, and it is about four hours away from NYC, which makes me a little bit nervous because I've never really left NYC. However, I know this change will help challenge and teach me so much and help me explore and meet new great people! After all, isn't that what college is about? :)

This Thursday, I will have my first overnight college visit at American University. My family, boyfriend, and I will be driving down super early so we can explore the city together before I leave for my visit! As of now, I am still planning the trip and what to pack (???help please???). I will keep all of you guys updated on my trip! 


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Poshaholic

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Do you have alot of unwanted or new items in your closet? This post is for you! Do you like buying designer brands for cheaper? Find out how to receive $5 for shopping!
For the last two weeks, I have been obsessively selling and buying on Poshmark. I'm a Poshaholic! 
Poshmark is a protected site to sell and buy; it makes sure that you get money for selling and when you buy you are protected too because it ensures that you get what you paid for. I think it is a great way to clean out your closet of unwanted items and to make some side money. Currently, I am saving my money to pay off college deposits! 
To buy or sell on Poshmark is super easy! Just download the Poshmark app, or go on Poshmark.com! Set up an account and then plug in your sizes so Poshmark can cater items that fits you! Then you are finished! Three easy steps to get started! 
 
Buying on Poshmark is very easy and safe. You pay $5 for everything, no matter how heavy! The people on Poshmark are so friendly and nice.You can make offers on items to save even more!
Selling on Poshmark is easier than selling anywhere else, I believe. All my items have sold so quickly and easy! Poshmark also makes the shipping labels for me. All I have to do is to pack up my items and then ship them out! 
I do hope you join me on Poshmark (@thequirkyprep)
I created the side app on my blog labelled "Shop My Closet." There you can get a preview of what the Poshmark platform is like! 
Use my code to get $5 to go towards your shopping! My code is BDBJN. Have fun shopping and selling!
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New York, New Art

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"An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.~Langston Hughes

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I sold my first piece of art! A few weeks ago, there was a concert named "New York, New York." For that concert, I painted a New York themed poster for them to hang up. After the concert, I received my poster back and it was once again in my shelf of art. (In my art class, everyone had shelves to place their art once it has been completed,or finished with use.) I planned to keep the poster in my dorm room in the fall because it was something I was extremely proud of, but I did not think anyone else would be interested in my poster. I've given away many pieces of my art in the past, but I'd never think to slap a price on my art. However, yesterday, when I was in art class some people mentioned that someone was very interested in buying my poster! I thought it was a prank because it was just a poster! Nothing special like a canvas or sculpture! But, yes, someone was actually interested in my "New York, New York" concert poster! After some thinking, I sold it! My art did make me happy, but I am even happier knowing that it can also make other people happy. 




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Fresh Paint

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“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” 


Color will usher your look into any season, be it light pastels for spring, or warm shades for the fall, so give neutral nails a festive shade of the season. I'm a little rebel, a rule breaker, and I say, "To it with the seasons!"

Forget warm, comforting shades of oranges and browns for the fall. Forget cute little painted pumpkin nails.

I'm going for a fresh paint of spring.



Fresh Paint




1. Green Thumb

"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."

This minty green is a subtle, livelier alternative to the darker hues of green.

2. Pretty in Pink

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
-Audrey Hepburn

The color pink reflects light, and so it makes your hands look younger!

3. The Teal Deal

"It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color - not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression."

It's a bold and daring color, teal me about it!

4. Red Hot

“Red", I write "is the color of life. It's blood, passion, rage. It's menstrual flow and after birth. Beginnings and violent end. Red is the color of love. Beating hearts and hungry lips. Roses, Valentines, cherries. Red is the color of shame. Crimson cheeks and spilled blood. Broken hearts, opened veins. A burning desire to return to white.”
― Mary Hogan, Pretty Face

Traffic stopping shades such as this looks amazing on anyone! Especially short, rounded nails!

FUN FACT: Red is a man's favorite color on a women's nails.

5. Orange Juice (My most favorite drink ever!)

"There is no blue without yellow and without orange."
Vincent Van Gogh

This is a fresh color that works best on warm, olive, skin tones.


Have fun painting! What are your favorite hues?



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