Freshman Year Part 2: Roommate

I may or may not have said this before but I chose to do random roommate because the searching process to me seemed to fake and didn’t fit my antisocial personality. I have finally gotten into contact with my roommate and she seems amazing and great.

I’m still nervous though, but that’s to be expected. Honestly I just feel like I’m failing at this roommate situation already. Like, should I be reaching out to her more? But I also don’t want to be too clingy. We’ve already set up dorm rules so thats a good step I guess? Should I have waited before picking out the colors for my side of the room?

Still trying to figure it out as I go. If anyone wants to share their roommate stories or their steps in the process so far, feel free to comment below! (still gotta find a way to make my desperate ploy for people to comment less cheesy. Bear with me and my terrible post, I’m still learning :p )


e.l.f Poreless Primer

I have done it people! I have bought what I consider to be my first big girl makeup item. I purchased the e.l.f Poreless Primer.


So I had no clue what the hell I was doing or how to do it but I think I actually did it right. Hallelujah. I made sure I had already scrubbed my face (which I think you’re supposed to do) and moisturized and dried it. I applied a quarter sized amount (I don’t know what the standard is).


I mean the amount seemed fine. I personally thought it was too much, but I’m also not used to having stuff only my face.

My overall thoughts are that it was great for a first primer, but also I’m not sure what the desired end result should be. My face did look smoother when I applied foundation, but I did feel like I was wearing a crap ton of makeup. I might try to go for something lighter once I run out of this, but overall I enjoyed it.

Thanks for reading. Share your own experience with face primers and the do’s and dont’s in the comments!


What is Let’s Talk?

I am only now realizing this should have been the first post in this thread but you know, learn as you go. So Let’s Talk.

Basically I want this category of the blog to be sort of like a forum page. I will post installments here with whatever topic I feel like sharing that others might find interesting to talk about too and hopefully, as the blog grows, people will host conversations in the comments and connect with each other.

As time goes on I hope to have guest bloggers write a post for this thread and overall just connect people together. Conversations will be both silly, embarrassing, serious, thought-provoking, just whatever can be talked about.

Overall though it is important to note that this will be a SAFE SPACE. So while differing opinions are welcome and in fact encouraged, I WILL DELETE AND REPORT THOSE WHO:

  1. Bully/ Disparage others
  2. Write offensive and demeaning post
  3. Cannot learn to let others have their own opinion

That said, I hope Let’s Talk becomes a great community space for all. Thanks for visiting!

Installment 2: Post Graduation Feels

It has officially been one month (plus some days) since I have graduated and I’m having some post-graduation feels. They’re not necessarily good or bad, they’re just there. I thought it would make a good Let’s Talk post so…. Let’s Talk.


Feeling 1: A little lost 

It’s just that for the past 7 years of my life I have known what my school is going to be like, who I will be hanging out with once classes start again, what to expect in my classes pretty much. And now, everything is up in the air. Like I don’t know anyone at all except people I met at orientation who I will most likely never see again the next four years cause my school is fucking huge. I have yet to get my dorm assignment so I have no clue where I will be living. I don’t know what to expect from my classes or what my daily routine will be. It’s just an overall feeling of unknowing (is that a thing?). But I guess that is to be expected.

Feeling 2: Pretty damn sentimental 

This was something I totally wasn’t expecting. I usually love change and I tend to distance myself so even though I love love love my friends, and I knew I was going to miss them, I didn’t expect it to be at this level. I keep looking at old photos and wanting to hang out with people, but I don’t want to come across as annoying or clingy. Ridiculous, but that’s where I’m at.

Feeling 3: Excited yet nervous

Again this is a totally expected feeling. I know I’m going to have a great tine, well I don’t know know cause no one really knows anything, but I’m 99% sure that I’m gonna love college and my new life. But also I keep having these little doubts like, “what if I don’t make friends?”, “what if I have a sucky roommate?”, “what if the food is shit?”. Overall though the excitement is out-weighing the nerves so let’s count that as an accomplishment.

Please share your feelings that you have/had post high school graduation along with your grad photos!


Smashbox Eyeshadow Palette

As I start up this blog I will be doing a What’s In My Makeup Bag. Number 1 on the list: Smashbox Eyeshadow Palette.


I use this whenever I need eyeshadow. As you can tell I basically only use two colors. 😅


However this is great cause it gives a range of colors from lights to dark that are great for everyday. I also use the plain dark brown for my eyebrows which I will show in another post. (Yeah I’m that inexperienced with make up that I use eyeshadow for my brows.)

I love the formula for this eyeshadow too as just a little will usually last me the whole day without having to re-apply.

lol at my attempt to swatch, hopefully it will get better as I practice this

Overall this product is a great stocking stuffer, or addition to your travel make up bag. Whatever your makeup level experience is, I’m sure you will enjoy!!

*I am in no way affiliated with Smashbox cosmetics or sponsored by them 

More Info on Blog Plans (6.24.17)


Beauty Section:

While I save up to buy more products for reviews, I will be going through my makeup bag and sharing what I use now, how I like it, and also showing how I do my makeup now as a basic tutorial.


Right now, the plan is to share more about the college search and application process as well as my experiences so far as an entering freshman (the good and the bad).


Let’s Talk:

While I will be sharing a few Let’s Talk post, this section of the blog won’t really be up and running until there are more subscribers and I’m able to make connections with others. 

That’s all! I just wanted to give a little more insight to this blogs direction at this moment! 

Love, Jess 

Welcome / Plan (6.24.17)

Welcome to Trial and Error! Home of the weird, the funny, the embarrassing, and the human!

This blog was created 6.21.17 so please be patient as it works out the kinks and gets a handle on the situation.

The plan over the next week or two for this blog is to create a shit load of content. That way until a schedule for posting is organized, there is enough material to generate follows and subscribers and eventually (hopefully, cross your fingers that this runs how I want it to) a community where everyone shares, and multiple perspectives can be read.

The content will range from silly to weird to serious to random, just like the content of the human brain. Because that is what this blog is supposed to showcase, humanity.

That’s all for now folks! Thanks for clicking and thank you even more (wow what is grammar) to those who choose to stick around.

Much love, Jess