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MY EXPERIENCE SNORKELING IN COSTA RICA I NEON DOTS

Hey neonators, it's neon dots here. Today, I thought I would talk about my experiences with snorkeling, for those of you who want to try it out, or who want to visit Costa Rica and try out snorkeling, so let's get started!

Snorkeling can be extremely fun, and it really depends on the company you are snorkeling with. Different companies will take you to various locations, and although they may be great to snorkel in, the weather can be a huge side effect. I went to Costa Rica, late summer and that day, it started to rain, so the water was misty and I couldn't see too many fish, however I still had a lot of fun with the fish that I did spot.

One tip that I recommend you guys do when you go snorkeling, is buy your own gear! Although the company that I snorkeled with was outstanding, most of the goggles weren't working, and salt water was getting in my mouth, so I personally think that you guys should buy your own snorkeling goggles just in case, because you never know if …

LAZY DAY MORNING ROUTINE : WEEKEND EDITION I NEON DOTS

Hey neonators, it's neon dots here. Today, I thought I would do a different type of post, and show you guys my lazy day morning routine for the weekend, so let's get started!

1) First thing I do when I wake up in the morning is check my Instagram and Snapchat repeatedly, and then I drink some water to wake me up in the morning.

2) Next thing, I head over to the bathroom and wash my face and brush my teeth. I typically won't do my makeup, unless I am going shopping or hanging out with friends, which in that case, I sometimes apply some foundation, and mascara. Nothing too crazy.

3) I run upstairs and check on JoJo, my dog, and lately, since I am still sick, I am typically not hungry in the mornings, so I will scramble up some egg whites and cut up an apple.

4) After I am done, I make myself some coffee with my breakfast blend in my Keurig and bring it with me downstairs, so that I can catch up on any school work I need to do, or blog for you guys, or just roam around on Pin…

HOW TO CREATE INSTAGRAM INSPIRED FOODS I NEON DOTS

Hey neonators, it's neon dots here. Today, I thought I would show you guys how to recreate the famous foods on Instagram at home. Super easy and adorable, so let's get started!

1) ACAI BOWLS



These bowls are everywhere and a lot easier to recreate than you would think. Take your favorite smoothie recipe and blend your ingredients in your blender. Pour the consistency in a bowl. Add a dollop of yogurt, to add a thicker mixture. Slice up some bananas, and add some fruits, and nuts. You can customize it to whatever fruits or nuts you love, and play around with designs. Instagram worthy, colorful, and extremely healthy.

2) CALIFORNIA DONUTS



If you don't know what California Donuts are, they are famous donuts based off of an LA shop. They are trendy and I personally see them everywhere. You really need some plain donuts that you can get at your local grocery store, some frosting, and some food dye. Pick up some oreo's, fruits, and cereal.

After dying some food dye, dip it in…

HOW TO MAINTAIN STRAIGHT A'S I NEON DOTS

Hey neonators, it's neon dots here. Today, I am going to show you guys some ideas on how you can get straight A's, so let's get started!

1) GO OUT TO STUDY



If there are too many distractions at your home, you can go downtown to a cafe, with or without some friends, and study. You can grab a snack and be able to focus.

2) ENJOY TAKING NOTES



I personally love taking notes. I can customize it to my personality. All you really need is some highlighters. You can add stickers or post-it's as well. When you are studying for a test, you can have fun reading your notes as well. It's small, but it always helps me have fun studying.

3) CREATE A STUDYING SCHEDULE



Creating a schedule will be really helpful. You can keep track of what classes you have, when you are going to study, and when you are going to take breaks. You can bring it with you to school as well to see what classes you have.

4) CLEAR YOUR DESK



Try to clear your desk when you are studying. That way, no clutter wi…

LOOK BOOK : GIRLS NIGHT OUT! OUTFIT, MAKEUP, AND HAIR I NEON DOTS

Hey neonators, it's neon dots. It's been a while since I did a look book post, so I thought I would do a girls night out look book for you guys, so that you have some ideas on what to wear, how to style your hair, and how to do your makeup when you go out with your friends, so let's get started!

1) OUTFIT



I know that because it's winter, people typically gravitate towards dark colors. You don't always have to wear a bulky sweater and jeans. You can create this outfit by taking a black turtleneck sweater dress and some grey over-the-knee boots. This is such a cute outfit, because it has a girly play on the dark colors that roll around in winter.

2) MAKEUP



You can apply your concealer, foundation, and powder like you usually would. Add some primer to your eyelids, and a soft brown color in the center of your lid. Take a piece of tape and add it to the end of your eye. Add a dark brown shade at the end, bringing it over your lid towards the top, and a black shadow ove…

HOW TO : STAY FIT FOR 2017 I NEON DOTS

Hey neonators, it's neon dots here. Today, I will be sharing with you guys some healthy meal plans, tips, tricks, and workouts that you guys can try out, if you guys not only want to loose weight, but want to feel healthy this year, so let's get started!

1) DIY WORKOUT POPSICLE STICKS



•Popsicle sticks
•Sharpie
•Two cups

Take one cup, and write "To Do" and with other, write "Complete". On each workout stick, you can write how long you want to do your workout, how many sets, and the amount of that type of workout that you want to do as well, and place them all into the to do cup. That way, you can have a new setup for your workout every day.

2) MEAL PREP



If you guys have not tried meal prep yet, or you have a certain diet that you are on, or you just want to keep track of what you are eating throughout the week, you should definitely try out meal prep. Check out the link down below. These are two videos that can help you with meal prep, by Arika Sato and Gigi…

5 WAYS TO KEEP UP WITH SCHOOL WORK 2017 EDITION I NEON DOTS

Hey neonators, it's neon dots here. Today, I thought I would help out all of those students out there who are still in school and are struggling to keep up with all of your classes. I feel your pain guys. I thought I would share with you guys some tips on how you can keep up with all of your school work to be more efficient, so let's get started!

1) GET APPS : QUIZLET AND THE HW APP

For those of you who basically live on your phone, like myself, I really recommend downloading apps that can help you keep track of everything or can help you study. I love the Quizlet and The HW App. Quizlet is an app and site where you guys can create flashcards, and check out your spelling, make quizzes, and play games, and it makes studying so much more fun and easier.

I also recommend The HW App. It is so easy to keep track of all of your assignments and homework. It has a chart where you can keep track of when certain things are due, you can color code your classes, and keep track of assignme…

3 ALBUMS TO LISTEN TO I NEON DOTS

Hey neonators, it's neon dots here. I've been pretty busy lately, but I wanted to tell you guys about some albums I have been loving. I love to listen to music, so I thought I would share with you guys the albums I have been listening too the most lately, so let's get started!

1) EVOLUTION BY SABRINA CARPENTER



I heard about this album through her Instagram, but put off listening to it until my friend insisted that I check it out, so shoutout to my friend for introducing it to me! My two favorite songs are Thumbs and Run and Hide. The lyrics are so beautiful, and I love her voice. She is such an amazing person, and I love her music.

2) THE MISADVENTURES OF FERN AND MARTY BY FERN AND MARTY



I am not one to listen to wrap music. I actually saw this when I was browsing new albums, and the album stuck out to me, mostly for the bright colors. I checked it out, and honestly loved it. For me to be impressed about wrap music, is extremely rare. I recommend listening to Love 4 Real a…

5 MORE UNIQUE FASHION ITEMS TO TRY OUT I NEON DOTS

Hey neonators, it's neon dots here. You guys seemed to really enjoy one of my Blogmas posts, where I talked about five fashion items that I was loving, and recommend you try out. I thought I would do five more unique fashion items to try out, so let's get started!

1) STRIPED PANTS



I have been loving striped pants lately, because they really make a plain outfit stand out. It can look really flattering loose, or tight. Pair it with a matte strappy heel and a blazer with a t-shirt. Throw your hair up in a bun with a bold red lip, and you are done. I find this item so chic and adorable.

2) PLAID DRESSES



The inspiration for this item was actually from a purchase I recently bought. I got the cutest black and green plaid dress from this small boutique downtown, and it is so adorable with a grey floppy hat and some booties or sandals and a brown shoulder bag. Plaid anything is great for winter, especially fall, and I find it so adorable to throw on for errands.

3) OVERSIZED CLUTCHES



I…

10 APPS I LOVE I NEON DOTS

Hey neonators, it's neon dots here. Today, I wanted to share with you guys some of my favorite apps right now, that I have personally been loving. Just wanted to say, I am not sponsored! Definitely not a big enough blogger to be sponsored, but anyways, let's just get started!

1) THE HUNT

I have been extremely obsessed with The Hunt lately! Essentially, whenever you find literally anything online, and you don't know where it's from, just screenshot a picture and post it up on the hunt app, and you can write a description, your price range, if you want that exact item, all of those fun things, and people will help you find it immediately, or as soon as they are able too.

You can also help other people find what they are looking for by posting the link up, the picture, and the price range, which is actually fun to do because I feel like it's almost like a competition, and you can favorite what someone is looking for, so if someone else finds that certain item, you too…

SPRING SALAD RECIPE I NEON DOTS

Hey neonators, it's neon dots here. Even though it is still Winter, I wanted to share with you guys one of my favorite salads. One day, I was actually shopping at Target, and I felt like making a salad. Off the spot, I started grabbing ingredients, and after making it, which didn't take too long, I fell in love! It is seriously so delicious. I don't have a photo for you guys, however, if I decide to make it any time soon I will come back to edit this post if I can so that you guys can see what it looks like, and let's get started!

INGREDIENTS:

•Handful of spinach
•Sliced strawberries
•Sautéed mushrooms
•Slivered almonds
•Panera Bread Asian Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

Toss half of each ingredient, and drizzle a small coat of the vinaigrette (i.e. half of the spinach, half of the sliced strawberries, etc.). Afterward put in the rest of the ingredients, and drizzle a small layer on top of that, so your salad is coated nicely. If you want more, fill free to add more dressing. …

2017 + 2016 RECAP I NEON DOT

Hey neonators, it's neon dots here. I know, I have been gone lately, and that was because I was traveling to Boston with my family, and I wanted to take a break and focus on that, but I am back, and I am really excited for this year. As we know, for most of us, 2016 wasn't the best. I was really disappointed by myself because I barely posted, and I did not have a good strategy when it came to publishing content for you guys.

I hope you all don't think that I don't like to blog, or what not. I love to write for you guys because I only write about the things that I am passionate about, and trust me, if I wasn't in love with blogging or what I talk about with you guys, I would immediately stop, because I feel like I would owe it to you guys to tell the truth, but that is not the case, trust me!

I really want to post more for you guys, so I will be trying my best this year. I have a lot going on in the next couple of months, so I am trying my best to keep on writing po…