Today’s the 10th of May, which means April is obviously over, which also means I’ve been on the medication Isotretinoin for 3 full months. One, I seriously can’t believe it’s already MAY 2017, and two I seriously can’t believe I’ve been taking this medication for three months. I feel like I was just celebrating New Years a week ago? Anyways, I had quit doing weekly updates about my acne, because there weren’t any major changes to my face. Therefore, it wasn’t necessary to write up a full blog post each time about how a pimple moved from my chin to my forehead and vice versa. However, like I said we’ve hit three months of the treatment and now it’s time for an update. THE CHANGES: On the face There haven’t been any major changes to my face. Like I said in previous posts, usually a couple pimples appear here and there…they go away and reappear somewhere else on my face. It’s a constant battle that the pimples seem to be winning against the isotretinoin. I hope they surrender to the isotretinoin sometime. On the body I’m happy to say that all the acne that was on my back, shoulders and…

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I say this with modesty but, if there’s one thing I can bake really well, it’s definitely brownies. It’s an extremely easy brownie recipe and I don’t do anything out of the ordinary to make them taste amazing. I think it’s just the simplicity of the recipe and the way they’re prepared that makes them turn out delicious and better each time. I decided that I’d share “my” brownie recipe with the rest of the world because I want everyone else to be able to experience theses crusty-on-the-outside-and-chewy-on-the-inside brownies. In no way do I take any credit for this recipe. I’m pretty sure I just found it on the side of a cocoa powder package a long time ago and have stuck to this recipe ever since. Ingredients  6 table spoons of dark cocoa powder 1/4 cup of butter 3/4 cup of sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar 1/3 cup of flour pinch of salt walnuts or pecans (optional) Step 0.5: Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahenheit Step 1: melt the 1/4 of butter either in the microwave or on the stove. Once melted mix the melted butter and cocoa powder in a bowl by hand or with a…

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When I travel, I have to bring my phone loaded with apps with me. I wouldn’t even think about leaving it at home. Sounds kind of sad and a “classic teenager” type of thing to do, but if I didn’t have my phone on me while I travel alone I most likely wouldn’t be able to make it back to my hotel. Well actually, scratch that. I’d probably be to scared to leave my hotel room without my phone, and would maybe go a maximum of 20m away from the hotel. Not only is my phone on vacations a camera for my Instagram, it’s an all in one guide to destinations and restaurants, helps me edit my photos and in a way makes me feel so much safer while travelling. Like I said, my phone is the perfect tool to keep my Instagram updated…but that’s definitely not the only app I use. I have so many apps that are so beneficial and I absolutely need, to make my trips possible. I don’t think I would survive another trip without these amazing apps. 1. Google Maps I know everyone’s thinking that there’s paper maps and it’s not that hard to pick…

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Early mornings. When beside each other, two words that I absolutely hate. They’re the definition of restless sleep, alarm clocks, quick showers and contemplating whether or not to eat breakfast in the morning. Which if you didn’t know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and if you skip that then you aren’t doing yourself any favour. As much as the majority of the population dreads “early mornings”, we all have to get through them at some point in our lives.  Here are some of the things I do to make my early morning routine run as smooth as possible. 1. Get enough sleep  This one is pretty much a given, but getting enough sleep the night before is essential to stay awake for the next morning. Not only will it do that but, it’ll make waking up in the early hours so much easier. I personally always count how many hours of sleep I’ll be getting if I go to bed sleep at a certain time. Going to “bed” for me usually means laying in bed for 1 hour on my phone checking social medias and texting. So I have to remember to take that into consideration when…

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My 19th birthday was Tuesday and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate on my blog other than with a “19 things I’ve learned at 19” post. I hope you enjoy reading and maybe (I hope!) you can take away something from this. Before I start, I just want to add that I can’t believe it’s been almost two decades since I was born. I feel like just a couple months ago I started grade 9 and now 4 years later I’m about to start university. Where did time go? I have no idea? Ok let’s start. 1. Highschool grades are everything I know lots of people are going to disagree with me on this one, but if you really think about it, it’s nothing but true. When you’re in highschool, your grades should be one of your top priorities. They set up your future and play a key roll in the few years after high school and can be the make-or-break decision for your dream school or dream job. Every year I took them more seriously, and continued getting higher grades. And I’m proud to say that all my university applications were accepted.. not trying to brag…

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