Saturday, December 5, 2015

Staying Motivated Until Those Decisions Start Coming In

Tumblr Source: enjoycolorfullife
Hello Everyone!

In my school district the semester ends right before winter break, which means finals are coming up!

Although it's hard to stay motivated to try in school and do well, we must stay motivated until we graduate really.  Here are some tips that have been helping me stay optimistic and motivated until I start receiving college decisions.

Motivation Tips by Glittery And Glam
- Play music, I love Christmas and Holiday Music.  Here's my fave Christmas music playlist that i created: Spotify
- Make pretty notes, there;s tons of inspiration on Tumblr: theorganisedstudent & printables!
- Make goal for last week was to finish watching the first episode of Scream Queens
-Study with friends and Starbucks!!! Gotta get those iced tall vanilla soy lattes and mozzarella and tomato paninis!!!
-College Confidential????(ummm only if you are a very strong and secure person)
-Some acceptances come early so don't worry you won't have to wait long
-Finish Common App Applications, which reminds me...

<3 Cheers!


Wednesday, November 25, 2015


I thought this was fitting, Source


I know I have not been posting at all, but I wanted to do a brief update.  I have submitted both my UC and Cal State applications.  I also got my SAT Subject Test scores back yesterday as well.  Goof luck to everyone also in the application process. Happy Thanksgiving!

Final Lists:

Los Angeles
San Diego
Santa Barbara

Cal States:
San Diego State
San Francisco State

(Im also applying to UMich still, but that's a separate application)

SAT Subject Tests:
Math 2: 720
US History: 590

I wish I had done better on history, but I was very happy with my math score.  Btw College Confidential is a great place to lower your self-esteem.  I have not learned obviously.



Quick Info will be updated shortly.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

So So Sorry!


It am so sorry I didn't post anything yesterday or today, I totally forgot in this whirlwind of college apps, SATs, and school.


Have a happy Halloween!  Good luck to all!  Hopefully I will remember to post next weekend!



Sunday, October 18, 2015


Lately I have been really tired.  This may have been due to the fact that new week I went to sleep at 3am consistently, or that there is so much to do in addition to my coursework.  College applications are stressful, because of everything required.  Letters of recommendation, which mean brag sheets.  And essays for college, just so many things to write.  And on top of all of that, SATs and SAT Subject Tests.  Everything can be really tiring, so here are some of my favorite caffeinated drinks!

For School:
Mugicha(Japanese Barley Tea)- I take it to school in my thermos, and it kept me from falling asleep the week that my bedtime was 3.  Its super easy to prepare, I put the cold brew tea bag in a jar that i fill with water and stick it in the fridge.

Starbucks Tall Iced Vanilla Soy Latte- I have no idea if this will actually keep you awake or not, because I have never tried drinking this before school; however, it tastes really good!  Here in LA, it never really gets cold, especially now, its been like 80 degrees everyday, so I usually order iced drinks at Starbucks.



Saturday, October 17, 2015

Thoughts on College Essays

I am currently in the process of writing my college essays, namely my UC Personal Statements, find out more about them here.  And I just have a few thoughts/tips for college essays in general.

Although I usually just ask myself why I am writing these essays in the first place, I realize that I actually do have some thoughts circulating around college essays

Essays are one thing, college essays are another.  Although an essay can impact your grade, college essays can really impact your life.  I am putting in twenty times the effort of a normal essay into my college essays, mainly my UC Personal Statements, since I most likely am going to end up going to an in-state school.

College essays can be stressful, but at the end of the day, they are not that bad.



P.S. I have updated the quick info section of my blog once again, check it out!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

So where am I in the college application process?


I figured that the best way to start my college journey blog, was to tell you where I am in my college journey.  I am still at the application phase, with two more essays to write, and SAT's to take and get scores from. I have yet to make my final list of colleges that I am applying to.  Here is the most up to date list.

University of California(UC):
Los Angeles
San Diego
Santa Barbara

California State University(Cal States):
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Monterey Bay
San Diego State

Out of States:
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
University of Washington-Seattle

Yours Truly,


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Introducing the new Glittery and Glam!!!


I am ecstatic to relaunch Glittery and Glam.

There are so many new cool features to my blog, as well as major changes.  A makeover always helps to revitalize a blog, but the makeover had a different purpose.  I am going to make this blog and college journey and lifestyle blog.  I am so excited to blog my entire college journey from deciding where to apply to, all the way up to starting college!  I invite you to join my on this once in a lifetime journey, literally!

You will notice that I have taken away tabs and added new ones!  Student Profile is literally my student profile, if you are curious to know what I'm applying with you can see there.  I also have added Quick Info, a page that will update you quickly on what step of my college journey I am on.  Lust Lists and Friday Folio are gone, because I am completely transforming my blog.  Because exGlittery and Glam had many posts, I will not delete anything from it.  It will show up in archive, and on the home page.  If you want to read purely exGlittery and Glam, you can visit the exG&G tab.

My last important change is that I am now going to post every weekend, Saturdays and Sundays.  The posts should go up at 1am PST, but there might be bonus posts throughout the week!  First post will go up tomorrow!

I look forward for what's to come with Glittery and Glam.

Yours Truly, 


Relaunch of Glittery and Glam!



I am over the moon to announce that I am going to relaunch Glittery and Glam.  I am so excited to post new content for you soon, and please excuse any weird activity on my blog as I transform the look of my blog again.  The relaunch date is TBA, so stay tuned.

With the highest regards,


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Redirect Link

I know I'm not currently posting on here, but I'm still on Tumblr!  Let me redirect you to it.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Off Studying...

Tumblr Source: caitstadler
Sorry that there was no post yesterday.  And I am sorry to say that I will not be posting for awhile, I really want to finish all of my summer homework by the end of the week, and in order to do that I need to completely focus on that.  I also am starting to work on my college applications.  I apologize for not posting consistently, and I hope to return to it.  Until my next post, have a nice summer!



Picture Pic of the Day:
pretty floral arrangement and artistic latte. Tumblr Source: agentlewoman

Monday, August 3, 2015

Manic Monday

Tumblr Source: caitstadler
Happy Monday!  I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend, now back to work again, here we go!
New content will hopefully be up tomorrow, this has been a little nice break from doing a week's worth of posts in two days.  But I will be back!



Picture Pic of the Day
Pretty pink flowers, Tumblr Source: dailyglamorous

Friday, July 31, 2015

Have a Happy weekend!

A little inspiration for your weekend, Tumblr Source: moriina

I hope that you all have a wonderful and happy weekend!  Remember that tomorrow is the first day of  August, wow July just flew by.



Picture Pic of the Day
Pretty things, Tumblr Source:

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Michigan Bound!!

Tumblr Source: dailyglamorous
So I know I originally stated that I was going to continue to post while in Michigan this week.  Unfortunately I was unable to fulfill that statement throughout the week.  I hope you enjoyed this week's content, and next week, starting Tuesday everything should go back to normal.  Don't worry though, I will still post a little note tomorrow and Monday with my Picture Pic of the Day.  So technically posts still are going up every weekday.

I hope to post about my experiences in Michigan when I get back.  Hopefully they will all be positive.



Picture Pic of the Day
Pretty pool entrance, Tumblr Source: shinebythree

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

How to: Faux Calligraphy!

A year ago I learned faux calligraphy, and ever since I have been using it frequently to dress notes and envelopes up.  The basic techniques are very simple and easy to learn, and it only takes a little bit longer than cursive to execute.  It really can add that little something to your writing, that makes it look so much better.

Here's my guide to faux calligraphy.
I have re-written it below for your convenience.

Step One: Write in cursive
Step Two: Trace the down strokes
Step Three: Fill in any "missed" areas
Voila! Faux calligraphy

Have fun using faux calligraphy!



Picture Pic of the Day
pretty flower bouquets, Tumblr Source: birchbox

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lust List: Cute & Quirky Purses

Origami elephant, Kate Spade
This week I have been lusting after these really cute and quirky purses.  I don't know if I would ever buy one for myself, but they are just so cute!  They are available for a variety of price ranges, Kate Spade definitely is the luxury brand of quirky purses.

Pineapple crossbody, Kate Spade

Petite Peach, Nasty Gal
Soft-Serve Ice Cream Cone, Modcloth

Sleeping Cat, Modcloth


Picture Pic of the Day
Sprinkle covered Ice Cream bar, Tumblr Source: Birchbox

Monday, July 27, 2015

Advice for Going into High School: Freshman

Tumblr Source: agentlewoman


So today I wanted to try something different and write an advice column of sorts, so here it is.

A incoming Freshman's Guide to High School:

Prep before the first day:
Get your schedule if possible.  Go online and find a map of the school, map out your day.  This will make you feel more prepared and less worried of getting lost. Contact friends and plan to meet at free periods.

First Day:
Do not be nervous, it's not as hard as you think.
Don't be afraid to ask for directions of you get lost, most likely the person will be very understanding, they were once in your exact same situation.
Don't be worried if you are late to a class, teachers are very understanding the first week, everyone is trying to navigate the school and their new schedules.

First Semester:
Join lots of clubs and look into extracurricular.  Most people recruit at the beginning of the school year, and sometimes close their doors second semester.  
You will have the most time freshman year, so do anything you need to do now.  For example, health is only required for one semester in my school district, and you can fulfill it by taking a seven week take-home packet class.  Take stuff like that first semester freshman year!
Also it's never to early to start prepping for the SAT and ACT.  You'll thank me later if you do.  
Also this is a wonderful time to start drivers Ed and work on your license.

The First Year in general:  
Do your homework, and begin to develop good study habits.  
Get as much sleep as you can and savour it.  
Do not go in with the mindset that freshman year doesn't matter, because it does.  It sets you up for your other three years.  Some colleges even look at freshman year grades.  Two of my friends cannot apply to those schools because they messed up freshman year.

Most importantly remember that you only have one high school experience, so make it a good one.  
Go to homecoming and the dance, be involved, have a little bit of fun.  And most importantly do what makes you happy, and what's gonna make you happy.
Are the "popular" kids going to help you get into college?  
Is not doing your homework going to result in a good experience with your parents?
This is your life and your future, don't give up to peer pressure, use common sense and do what's right.



Picture Pic of the Day
Sipping tea next to the Eiffel tower, Tumblr Source: the-fashion-alba

Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday Folio

Upgraded funfetti cake, I must try this one day, Tumblr Source: foodgasm

This was actually a productive week.  I am working on creating content for next week.  I cannot believe that my summer is almost over.  It truly went by so fast.  I hope that you all have an amazing weekend and rest of your summer.  Here are some of my favorite Tumblr posts of the week.

a single latte on a beautiful table, Tumblr Source: hemingwayandhepburn

stunning chandeliers, Tumblr Source: disorganized72

pretty floral bouquet, Tumblr Source: meghanrosette

reminds me of LA, Tumblr Source: cestvibe



Picture Pic of the Day
a peaceful shoreside, Tumblr Source: mattbruening

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Talking Thursday!

Tumblr Source: ksulave
Today I wanted to try something different and just write about whatever, in no particular order of sorts.  I am currently in a good mood, because I finished the first part of my Physics homework, and i have finished both math and government.  I have yet to start on english and I will very soon.  I want to bedazzle my dress today, because the competition is next week(figure skating competition).  I have never bedazzled my dress before, so this shall be interesting.  I am sort of having a writer's block, because I feel overwhelmed with all the content I need to create before I leave, in order to keep posts going up every weekday.

I really want to add a drop-down menu on my blog, so I have been looking into it and it is definitely harder than I thought it was.  I think I will attempt to put one in as soon as I have enough time to really dedicate to getting one up.
Update 7/23/15: I have added what I thought was a dropdown menu, after doing a little research I realized that it was actually quite simple.

My Tumblr is getting better, I think.  I have realized that I really like flowers.

I have to start doing college applications very soon, and it sort of scares me to think that I might be going off to college in just a year.  I might do a college applications and prep series, once deadlines start coming.  I could like document my whole journey, and it might be fun to look back on later.  I was also considering doing a back-to-school/high school tips series.  All are just currently ideas, and none of them have been produced.

Academic decathlon is starting to really freak me out.  It is definitely one of those things that are easier said than done.  I think taking baby steps, would be the best way to go.

I really want to make this blog successful, and better.  I will learn by my mistakes, and time will tell it's tale.  I want to provide the best content, that is easy to read and interesting.  I also want to make my blog more visually appealing.  So many possibilities for the future!



Picture Pic of the Day
Pretty and fresh flowers, Tumblr Source: cestvibe

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Water Wednesday: Peach Sparkling Water

super summery and refreshing peach sparking water
 For today's water Wednesday I am going to show you how to make peach sparkling water.  Add a little flavor to your water and some fizz to get a soda-esque drink, that is way better for you.  Here's what you'll need.
Ingredients and supplies for peach sparkling water
- a cup of cold sparkling water
-a fresh peach
-a spoonful of sugar
-a knife
-a small spoon
-a small glass

First cut the peach in half, remove the pit, and cut a quarter piece of the half.  Peel the skin off of the peach and remove any bitter pit remanants.
Slice the peach piece with the knife

Sprinkle sugar over the peaches and mush with the spoon to combine, this is what you should have

Pour the sparkly water directly over the peach and sugar mixture

Stir to combine, and enjoy!

Enjoy this summer refreshing drink.  You can also add ice if you like!



Picture Pic of the Day
Something about this pic is just so satisfying, Tumblr Source: everyoneslame

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Lust List- Desk Acessories


This week I have been lusting after some cute desk decor.  And with back-to-school shopping season just around the corner, i thought it would be perfect to do a lust list on some cute things to put on your desk, functional or otherwise!

The cutest place to store paperclips, Source

One of the coolest post-it dispensers, Source

Such a pretty stapler, Source

The most adorable catch-all, Source

A pretty bird speaker, Source


Picture Pic of the Day
Such a pretty cake, Tumblr Source: hallelujahweddings

Monday, July 20, 2015

This or that summer tag!!!

Tumblr Source: rocxky
Just a little fun, laid-back, Monday post.  Enjoy!

This or that Summer Tag, from

1. Ocean or Pool
Ocean during the summer.  I love the waves and the sand.  The beach is just very relaxing.

2. Beach Vacation or Wilderness
Beach vacation, I hate the wilderness, i.e. this post.  Beach vacation all the way.
3. Watermelon or Strawberries
During the summer I prefer watermelon, but in general strawberries are my favorite.
4. Bikini or 1-piece
Bikini for anything that doesn't involve hardcore swimming.  If I was going to do laps in a pool though, bathing suit.
5. Lemonade or Iced Tea
Arnold palmer, but if I had to choose, iced tea.  Sometimes lemonade can be a little too sweet or sour for me.
6. Hotdogs…grilled or over a fire
I don't really like hot dogs, or care how they are prepared really, as long as there is ketchup on top.
7. Hat or Sunglasses
Sunglasses for the win.  They are easier to store, and do not add extra warmth to your head.
8. Windows Down or AC all the way
It depends.  I get cold really easily, but in some places I die from the "heat".  At home though, we have no AC, so windows down.
9. Tanning Lotion or Sunscreen
Sunscreen!  You need that SPF to be protected.  I prefer spray form.
10. Baseball Game or Concert
Baseball game, because I hate large crowds and loud noises.  I really do not care about baseball, but at least there is fun baseball game food.
11. Ice Cream or Popsicle
Ice cream, I love ice cream!  My favorite ice cream favorite changes all the time, but currently I am really liking the classic vanilla bean.

12. Fireworks or Fireflies
Fireworks?  Because I have never seen fireflies, or experienced them to my knowledge.  I especially like pictures, because there is no noise.  The was a Friday post a few weeks back with a picture of fireworks.
13. Flip Flops or Bare Feet
Flip flops outside, bare feet in my own home.  I still wear flip flops at home sometimes, so i guess flip flops win.
14. Water Balloons or Squirt Guns
Squirt Guns, because they are less work to prepare and there is no mess to clean up afterwards!  The water will just evaporate eventually.



Picture Pic of the Day:
Pretty flower crown, Tumblr Source: flowergirllosangeles

Friday, July 17, 2015

Flashback Friday

Hey hey hey,
I came up with a name for this series, "Flashback Friday", it is of course temporary, but until I figure out a good name for this series, "Flashback Friday it is."
Update 7/23/15: I named the series Friday Folio eventually.

This week I have been volunteering at VBS everyday, and it has been so fun to work with all the little kiddies.  Fortunately it is only half-day, so I can come home in the afternoon and write blog posts for the following day.  I hope to have a restful week next week, before I head out to Michigan for National Showcase.  I will need to really work ahead, in order for me to continually put up blog posts when I'm gone.  I hope you all have had a wonderful week, and have a wonderful weekend!

Here are my favorite Tumblr pictures of this week.

wall covered in flowers, Tumblr Source: sugarinteriora

pretty palm leaves. Tumblr Source: airows

beautiful island oasis, Tumblr Source:

stone and wood staircase leading down to the ocean, Tumblr Source: clublilllies

a variety of pretty pastel necklaces and bracelets, Tumblr Source:



Picture Pic of the Day
a beautiful shot of perhaps Venice, Tumblr Source: wwworldandwords