I’m not sure how exciting a room tour is to you guys, but for me personally, I love seeing how other people set up their living spaces and let their creativity show. I love my room because it feels so true to me- peaceful, clean, organized, and full of life. It feels in a lot of ways like my studio- my creativity flourishes here when I’m left alone to tackle artistic tasks.

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My mom and I moved into our apartment three years ago, and since then, it really does feel like home. My favorite part of my room is definitely my desk, because it’s where I get to let most of my creativity flow. I keep the majority of my makeup up here on this spinning storage thing, and the rest of it in this silver kitchen organizer. (By the way, putting my palettes in a kitchen organizer is probably the best idea I’ve ever had). I’m hoping to update my desk in the future, because my makeup collecting habit is slowly but surely growing. This little flimsy desk doesn’t even have draws, so it’s not even really doing its one job. 

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Like many other young people, I’m also very fond of my bed. I really wanted to keep my room relaxed and minimalist, and I love the a e s t h e t i c of having a mattress on the floor. It also makes it super easy for Duke to get in and out of my bed, which is very important to me. My dog loves to sleep in my bed every night, and it absolutely warms my heart. I also have all my plants above my bed, facing the direct sunlight where the sun rises. I don’t actually harvest any of the plants and herbs I am growing, especially since they are all young. Actually, the only reason I have plants is because I love to watch them sprout and grow. I love to take care of living things- animals and plants alike. From left to right, I have Tyrone the aloe, Keisha the basil, Giga the succulent, Malone the sunflower, PeePee the other succulent, and Pancake the silver daisies. I also have a tomato plant named Miss Jenna and a sage plant named Charles, but unfortunately they are not pictured.

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I keep all of my clothes in a walk-in closet, and as you can see, it’s mostly filled with black with (a few) pops of bright color. I still have all of my vintage dresses, and though I don’t wear them very much, I like to keep them around. During the summertime, I’m mostly wearing band t-shirts, shorts, and some new Stranger Things sweatpants I bought at Newbury Comics. Score! I also keep all of my shoes in here, and most days, I rotate between my black sneakers and red slip-ons. 

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SO much floral. And black.

The final stop of my room is this large white shelving-type thing, where I keep my crystals, essential oil blends, and balls of yarn. I love knitting while I watch Netflix- it keeps my hands busy, and helps the knitting process go by much faster. I would prefer to keep my crystals directly in the sunlight, but as you can see, I definitely don’t have enough room to fit them all on my windowsill! Nonetheless, I love turning on my oil diffuser and letting the mist spread over my crystals- in a way, it feels like they are being cleansed when I do this. 

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That, in a nutshell, is a little tour of my bedroom. I like to think of myself as an artistic, creative-focused person, and the layout of my bedroom really allows me to express that creativity. If you’d like a closer peak at anything else in my room, let me know in the comments! I am planning on doing a complete makeup show-and-tell in the future.

Coming up next: I Bought the Alyssa Edwards Palette, and….Oh.

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Look at him. LOOK. AT. HIM.

My morning routine came out last week, and genuinely had such a good time putting it together, it seemed right to make a nighttime routine as well! Just like my mornings, my nighttime routine can vary daily depending on the day. Sometimes I like to pamper myself with bubble baths and movies before beds, and other times, I’m out late with my friends and the only thing I bother to do before getting into bed is just taking off my makeup.

Taking off my makeup, actually, really is the only task I will do FAITHFULLY. There is absolutely no way in hell I will get into bed with makeup on my face, no matter how tired I am. I also absolutely cannot go to bed until I’ve taken all my pills, because even forgetting them for one day can give me really aggressive side effects. If you’d like me to put together a complete article all about Lexapro and how it has affected me, let me know in the comments!

Anyhow, like I said, removing my makeup and taking all my pills are the two most essential steps in my nightly routine. My current favorite makeup wipes are these Crystal Melon ones by Pacifica, which is a vegan beauty company based in Oregon. The wipes smell truly amazing, like some kind of fruity smoothie, and they remove even the toughest mascara and full-coverage foundation off of my skin. After that I’ll do just normal bathroom washing, like brushing my teeth and washing my face. And if I discover I have a pimple, hey, I’ll probably mess around with that for ten minutes or so.

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Something I did tonight (Tuesday the seventh) that I usually only do once a week is straighten my hair. Like I said last week, I only wash my hair on Tuesday nights, and after letting it air dry for a few hours, I give it a really solid flat ironing. I have a lot of hair to flat iron, and it usually takes around 30-60 minutes, so I like to pass the time by listening to audio books and podcasts. I talk a lot about self-care and pampering on this blog, and for me, doing my hair is just another relaxing way for me to take care of myself.

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Before…and after.

The next thing I’m doing tonight, and what I do on many nights, is fill my oil diffuser with water and essential oil- usually something relaxing and sleepy, like lavender. Surprisingly, even though I have an anxiety disorder, I actually sleep very well throughout the night and can fall asleep very easily. I partly (mostly) attribute this to having ASMR/Bob Ross videos on, but additionally, I think aromatherapy can really help in aiding with sleep. Tonight I used Silver Fir essential oil in my diffuser, because I’m feeling very nostalgic for the winter months. If you’re interested in getting an oil diffuser, I’ll leave the link to where I got mine below.

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I don’t do this every night, but I try to sit down with my crystals and cleanse them at least a couple times per week. If you are an avid crystal user like me, then you know that stones need constant cleansing to restore their energy and help deplete them of any negativity they may have picked up. You can do this by using water, sunlight, moonlight, or just focusing positive intentions on your crystals. Depending on which stones I’m cleansing, I like to use a mixture of all four of those methods. I also occasionally like to set up crystal grids, and hand-pick the crystals that I think will particularly aid me for that week. If you’re unfamiliar with crystal grids, I’ll leave a link to a great video below that describes the concept very well. The crystals I have chosen for my grid this week are selenite, citrine, emerald, clear quartz, smoky quartz, hematite, and black tourmaline, which will harmoniously work together to detox and energize me. At least, I sure hope it will, because I’ve been needing energy to get through the intensive new workout regime I’ve started this summer!


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I love having my plants right above my bed on my windowsill!

The last thing I do before bed is water my plants, assuming they’re dry and they need a drink. My newest sprouts, which are tomato, sage, sunflower, and silver daisies, get generous water every night. My succulents only get watered once a week, because over-watering those types of plants can effectively kill them. I’ve been absolutely obsessed with plants lately, as you may have guessed, and I truly get excited when I see them growing with my love and care. I’ve heard people say that positive reinforcement can help plants grow, so while I water them, I like to remind my plants how beautiful they are and how big and strong they’re going to grow. Am I a weirdo?

That’s more or less everything I like to achieve in a calming, restorative nighttime routine. Every night is a little different, like I said, but my main goals are to take care of everything around me, like my crystals and plants, and most importantly, take care of myself. I have four favorite channels that I rotate listening to before bed: Bob Ross, WhispersRed ASMR, Vsauce, and The Buddhist Society of Western Australia. I think tonight is going to be a Bob Ross kind of night, and honestly, I think my plants feel relaxed by his voice, too.

That concludes my average nighttime routine. Goodnight, sleep tight, and I’ll see you all on Thursday!

(Note: I don’t think I officially announced this yet, but my summer posting schedule is going to be Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a few extra articles sprinkled in!)

Oil diffuser: https://www.amazon.com/Diffusers-Homeweeks-Colorful-Essential-Adjustable/dp/B01NBH66QV/ref=asc_df_B01NBH66QV/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167159788949&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4216281603644499064&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9001922&hvtargid=aud-643574997066:pla-310552205223&psc=1

More about crystal grids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RMW6cbwwiQ