All That Glitters

A lifestyle blog

Month: October, 2014

Getting Restless Again

Remember a few months ago when I moved my blog from Blogger to here on WordPress? Yeah, I am getting that rootless feeling again. I still do not think that this is my blog home and I am not as motivated to log into WordPress to edit posts. Needless to say, I am working on moving it somewhere else. I know that this is a bit tiring–I understand! I can be a frustrating individual; just ask anyone who made the decision to be friends with me. Just know that if and when the site does move, I promise to make it as smooth a transition as possible!

Thank you for at least pretending to be patient with me, I appreciate it!

❤ Ashley

Am I the only one who gets this way? Any other restless spirits out there?


Refreshed and Recharged

Happy Tuesday (feels like a Monday!) I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend if you were off for Columbus Day. I know I did! Friday night we celebrated a friend’s 21st; still no update on how he faired through the night after leaving haha! Saturday I tried to do schoolwork but could not for the life of me find the motivation to do it…so I didn’t. Then Sunday night we took the bus to Kennywood for Fright Night and BOY was that fun! Shoutout to all of the actors in the haunted houses who got screams and sobs out of me. You did your job well.

I finally buckled down and did all of my work yesterday. I woke up at 9 AM and parked myself on the couch surrounded by books and wrapped in my blanket. I read close to 200 pages and began working on my PR Writing assignment. But of course I couldn’t just do all this straight through; I had to break it up. Between assignments I caught up full on Gotham and was able to watch last night’s episode. I AM OBSESSED! I only have a 3-day class week this week and am very positive and not panicky at all! I’m going to give credit to a solid and chill weekend.

❤ Ashley

How was your weekend? Do anything fun?

Being Positive

Happy Monday! Today I have truly woken up on the right side of the bed despite having two exams and a paper due today. Among all of the challenges I bestowed upon myself this weekend (time to budget!) looking on the bright side and stop being a real “Debbie Downer” is very near the top. Instead of freaking out about my schedule today I am choosing to think about the fact that after these exams, I am pretty much done for the next few days. My history professor has actually given us Wednesday off class to take a breather and focus on other midterms. Maybe some other time I will talk about how I’m actually obsessed with this woman and just want to impress her with my knowledge of post-war America. #teacherspet

Also, I have gone ahead and bought what I need for my Halloween costume! Now I can cross that off the list. In entertainment news, I have started watching season 3 of New Girl on Netflix and am loving it. Plus, this week new shows are starting up for the fall. The CW will have my full attention with the season 3 premiere of Arrow and the premiere of The Flash! Note: I have a thing for superheroes. I am also excited to meet with my advisor this week to discuss classes for next semester; I have already made up a mock schedule and next semester should be so much nicer than this one. I will also be submitting my application for my certificate program. Things really are looking up on my end!

❤ Ashley

What are you looking forward to this week?

Obsessed: Sally Hansen Magnetic


My roommate, who is pretty much a certified nail Picasso in my book, recently introduced me to the beauty that is Sally Hansen Magnetic nail polish. when she asked me what color I wanted her to do I said “You’ve known me for about 2 years…surprise me!” After a bit of thought she grabbed a bottle of dark gray polish and set to work. I pulled my hands away when I thought she was finished just to find out that it wasn’t over yet. “Just wait…this will be cool.” She told me–she knows how much I consider myself to be cool! She applied another coat to each nail and after she painted each nail she held the cap of the bottle which has a magnet on it over the nail and seconds later a cool metallic effect appeared. I gotta hand it to her, she knew I would like it! Days later it is still holding up and I’m still completely obsessed with it!

Target carries the polish at $6 a bottle. I’m wearing the dark gray but I do believe there are other colors to experiment with!

❤ Ashley

Have you tried this magnetic polish? Your opinions? What is your go-to polish brand?

Hello, October

Here we are! We are entering probably the greatest month in my opinion–no foolin’! October is the perfect fall month since we are just getting out of the warm but it is also not -30 outside. You can still comfortable take a trek through the park in yoga pants and a hoodie and then swing by the local coffee shop for a hot drink. The leaves are just changing and the warm colors are taking over. Plus, Halloween…I don’t have to say anything else there.

My roommates and I have our scary/Halloween movie calendar planned for the month; we are watching one every night! We are also online looking for inexpensive things to do this month. We are talking haunted houses, apple orchards, pumpkin patches, hayrides and all that kind of fun. Any Pittsburghers with any suggestions? I’m also getting ready to get my Halloween costume together. In recent year I have gone as Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Marilyn Monroe. This year I’m taking a break from Hollywood’s Golden Age and am opting instead for the woman of my childhood…Britney Spears. Dilemma: picking which Britney to go as. I’m caught between “Me Against the Music,” “Toxic” flight attendant, “Crazy” waitress, or just a comfortable athletic look from “…Baby One More Time.” This is a struggle (what do you think?)

❤ Ashley

What fun awaits you this October?