Friday, May 13, 2016

VIC3001 Introduction Video ♡ itsjillaine

Hi everyone! I had to do a quick little introduction video for my Sight, Sound & Motion course here at the University of Florida this summer. I figured I should post it here on my blog as well because we were required to upload it to YouTube and I think I have decided that I am going to start making YouTube videos! I think it would be something fun that I would enjoy doing.

If you have any video suggestions or things you'd like to see me upload, please let me know!

Girly Bathroom Makeover! ♡ itsjillaine

Hi everyone! Back in February I got the urge to redecorate. I first thought about doing my bedroom, but was having a hard time finding the decor I wanted and knew that it would be more expensive redecorating my bedroom so I decided to do my bathroom instead!

As you can see the bathroom was pretty dull before redecorating. Before moving to Gainesville I had a vision as to what I wanted my bedroom and bathroom to look like. I had bought a lot of the stuff before coming up here and just thought that my vision would come to life once everything was placed in the rooms… I was wrong. My bedroom turned out nicely, but my bathroom was very boring. Not to be gross, but for someone who has a lot of tummy problems and spends a lot of time in the bathroom I decided the room needed a pick-me-up.

After searching relentlessly through Pinterest, I came across a pin that really sparked my eye and gave me the inspiration necessary for my bathroom! It was from Less-Than-Perfect: Life of Bliss. So happy I came across this page. My roommate and I ran out and bought the Sherwin William’s Diminutive Pink paint and painted the wall adjacent to the bathtub this baby pink color. On Less-Than-Perfect: Life of Bliss’s blog I saw that she put gold foil dots to the ceiling and I had to do the same. I thought it was absolutely adorable. So the next day we went to Hobby Lobby and picked them up. They’re $20 for the package of 22, but I used a coupon and got them for $10. Such a steal. I also managed to find this adorable gold foil pineapple photo that came in a white frame that I grabbed for my bathroom also, which only cost me about $7.

The shower curtain I already owned but I don’t remember where I got it from. I think Home Goods back at home. Same goes for the picture above the toilet that says, “Love, Love, Love,” my laundry basket, my over-the-door towel holder and gold and white desk organizer that I use for my lady products. The light pink trashcan was bought from Amazon. I also keep a small basket with all of my hair product on the back of my toilet. It's just easy and convenient for me to grab stuff when I'm getting out of the shower.

The mason jars were my roommates. I just bought gold spray paint and now use them for my toothbrush and toothpaste!

The two flamingo pictures I have on my wall I got from Ross. They were a bit pricer than I’d usually pay, but I didn’t want them to disappear (you know how Ross is) so I got them. I was able to get 10 percent off each one though!

Now, personally my favorite part of the entire bathroom are the lights I put around the mirror. I absolutely HATED the light that came in my bathroom. I wouldn’t call it florescent but it really gave me a headache. I didn’t like how there was no frame or anything around the sides of my mirror, so the next day my roommate and I ran to Target and I grabbed some lights to put around the mirror. I decided to go with the yellow color and it worked out great. I also was able to get a little pink bucket to put all of my face products in. It was at the front of the store at the time and was only $3. 

Hope you all like it! I want to say it was all done for under $100 and only took two days to do. Have you redecorated recently? Comment below with links to your posts!

Monday, March 28, 2016


GAINESVILLE, Fla. —  The New York Knicks (30-44) fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers (52-21) on March 26, 2016 after a two-game winning streak against the Chicago Bulls. The Knicks have lost five straight at home to the Cavs. 

Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points after a tough start for the Knicks, who were coming off sweep of Chicago. Porzingis scored 19, according to ESPN

Anthony missed 10 of his first 11 shorts but turned it around in the second half. He said he had fun competing against James, his longtime friend, according to Fox Sports

“I wish I could have won but it’s definitely fun to go out there and compete knowing he’s going to battle, I’m going to battle,” Anthony said. “His team won tonight but those nights competing against him are always fun.”

Source: ESPN
Lebron James had 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in his third triple-double of the season, Kevin Love added 28 points and 12 rebounds, according to ESPN

James also picked up a technical foul when he stared at Amundsen after driving to the rim and dunking over the Knicks forward, Lou Amundson, and Kristaps Porzingis, according to Fox Sports

“I haven’t jumped out of my seat like that in a long time,” Love said. “I’m usually out of my seat, clapping, yelling, but I ran with J.R. to about, almost the basket. That was impressive. That was a strong man there.” 

Anthony made four 3-pointers in the third quarter but the Knicks couldn’t really get close enough to have a realistic chance of winning, according to ESPN. Making a rally brought out James’ fiercest, with his dunk in the third quarter.

Source: ESPN
James recorded his 42nd career triple-double and moved within three points of Dominique Wilkins for 12th place on the NBA’s scoring list, according to ESPN.

“I was just in attack mode and understanding that they had two shot blockers at the rim and just try to finish strong at the rim,” James said. “I have the ability to do that at times and we needed a bucket.”

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Writing Assignment #5: Crisis Management

The New York Knicks have lost 10 straight games. Phil Jackson, the New York Knicks team president, has been seeing too much of a loser's mentality infecting the team. Frustration is boiling and Derek Fisher, first year as head coach for the Knicks, has to keep everybody calm, keep everybody believing in the triangle and keep everything from falling apart. Between multiple injuries and in-house bickering between some players, things are not looking too great for the New York Knicks.

James Dolan is going to be the New York Knicks organizational spokesperson. Walt Frazier is going to be the New York Knicks back-up organizational spokesperson.

The 10 Steps of Crisis Communications

1. Anticipate Crises
2. Identify Your Crisis Communications Team
3. Identify and Train Spokespersons
4. Spokesperson Training
5. Establish Notification and Monitoring Systems
6. Identify and Know Your Stakeholders
7. Develop Holding Statements
8. Assess the Crisis Situation
9. Finalize and Adapt Key Messages
10. Post-Crisis Analysis

Questions from the Media:
  1. What is being done to better the Knicks game?
  2. Was hiring coach Derek Fisher was a bad idea?
  3. Have the Knicks been thinking of any type of trades?
  4. Should the New York Knicks organization look into hiring a new head coach?
  5. Did hiring coach Derek Fisher negatively impact the Knicks? Put them in an even worse position than they were in prior to him being hired?
  6. Are there any specific players causing issues behind the scenes?
  7. What is Coach Fisher doing to snap the players out of the funk they're in?
  8. Are team meetings being held to address any issues going on on and off the court?
  9. Do any of the players have anything to comment about the issues at hand?
  10. When can we expect to see some improvement on the court? 
A vast majority of the New York Knicks front office should be involved with motivating the organization and it's fans about the Knicks basketball games. More specifically, the New York Knicks Public Relations team should be heavily involved with the crisis management plan for the Knicks.  

The Knicks organization should not fret over what the media may be saying about the teams current state. Derek Fisher should not listen to the media because it could truly negatively effect his position head coaching. None of the players should do anything foolish to add to the Knicks bad name. 

(Source: ESPN and Bernstein)

Monday, February 22, 2016


GAINESVILLE, Fla. —  The New York Knicks (23-33) lost their seventh consecutive game to the Brooklyn Nets (15-40) on February 19, 2016. 

The Knicks led by five early in the third before the Nets stormed ahead with a 20-2 run for a 74-61 lead. Brooklyn shot 12 of 19 in the period (63 percent) and scored 34 points to take an 84-76 advantage to fourth, according to ESPN.

It can be noted that the Knicks have lost their fourth straight at the Barclay center. This is the longest the Knicks have gone losing to the Nets in the Nets home territory. This is the first time it has happened since the Nets won seven games in a row in New Jersey from 2001 until 2004.

Brothers Robin Lopez (left) and Brook Lopez (right) on the court together
Brooklyn Nets Brook Lopez was the star of the night with 33 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots. Lopez shot 13 of 23 from the field and added eight rebounds in dominating twin brother Robin, who had 10 points and seven boards, according to ESPN. 

Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks into the fourth with 17 points six rebounds and five assists. Brooklyn took an 84-76 advantage to the fourth.

“We can’t be giving away games like this,” Anthony said. “It’s crunch time now.”

The Knicks committed 16 turnovers that led to 21 points, according to ESPN.

“It all comes down to us not being able to execute our offense,” Rambis said. “They ramped up their defensive pressure and then turnovers.”

Friday, February 19, 2016


For the past couple of years I’ve had issues keeping my skin clear. I don’t mind having a few blemishes on my face at all but it has gotten to the point where 2-3 times a year I get huge cystic pimples on my nose. Yikes! I went from having great skin to not-so-great skin in a very short period of time. What’s even worse is that the worse my skin is, the more make up I wear, which means the press on my face would clog up even more!

When I was younger I would watch beauty vloggers on YouTube religiously and you would constantly hear them rave about the Clarisonic. So a few years ago I decided to save up the money and go purchase one. I went to Macy’s and purchased the Clarisonic Mia 2 with this cute pink polka dot design. I was really excited to start using it until I went to the dermatologist about the cystic pimples I get on my nose and she told me she didn’t recommend using the Clarisonic. I was pretty upset. I debated on bringing it back to the store but ultimately decided to keep it and I’m glad I did! I was only able to use it for about a week after first purchasing it before I stopped. I’ve decided that I’m going to start using this baby again and I am hoping it helps clear up my skin. 

What’s Included?

Unfortunately I no longer have the box that the Clarisonic came in to show you what was included but my Mia 2 came with the charger, a brush protector and a 30ml tube of refreshing gel cleanser (which I didn’t love). I have extremely sensitive skin and the cleanser that came with my Mia 2 seemed to dry my skin out completely and cause irritation. My aunt is a Mary Kay representative and sent me a handful of face products to try out so I’ll be using those with my Mia 2. If you’re interested in buying any of the Mary Kay facial products check her Mary Kay page out here! Clarisonic recommends to change your brush head every three months. You can buy the Clarisonic replacements from Sephora, Macy’s, JCPenny, etc. but I have been buying the Sonimart Compatible Replacement Cleansing Brush Heads from Amazon!

My Everyday Skincare Routine

As of right now, I am using my Mia 2 once daily at night after taking my makeup off or showering. I tend to use the lower setting because my skin is more on the sensitive side. I splash my face with water and then either rub my cleansing gel/face scrub on my face or apply it to the middle of the brush. Mia 2 has a built in timer that lets you know when you should move on to the next part of your face. Once finished, the device turns itself off. I wash off the cleanser with warm water and then wash the brush of my Mia 2. 


I think that the Clarisonic is a great buy for a wide variety of skin types. Depending on which one you grab they tend to get a bit pricey but are ultimately worth it in the long run. I’ll do a follow up post in the near future to show how the Clarisonic has affected my skin. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Happy Wednesday! I have always wanted to do a fun “What’s in My Bag” post or video on Youtube but didn’t actually start carrying large purses until recently (and when I say recently, I mean within the past few years). When I was younger I would typically just carry my phone and money in hand or I’d grab a Vera Bradley lanyard and ID case and shove everything in there. More recently, I’ve been known as the “bag lady.” I’m the friend who always has a purse with me regardless of where we're going.

Purse: The purse is a Kate Spade Newbury Lane Loden. I had been eyeing this purse for quite some time before purchasing it in October when Kate Spade was having one of their surprise sales. I typically go for larger bags but thought this one was absolutely beautiful. 

While I frequently change which purse I'm using, the stuff inside usually remains about the same. I rotate a lot of this stuff between purses and my backpack (which I use to walk around campus and for class).

1. Make It Happen Notepad: I'm not going to lie, I don't use this that often. When I do use it I'm typically jotting down little notes or things I need to remember. Sometimes I'll use it to write down groceries that I need but I usually use my phone for that. This was a gift but it was from Home Goods. 

2. PocketBac Hand Sanitizer: I always always always carry a hand sanitizer around. It's not too often that you catch me without it. Both the hand sanitizer and the holder are from Bath & Body Works. As soon as I saw the holder I knew I had to get it.. It reminded me of Kate Spade! I have (another) Kate Spade wallet that looks just like it.

3. Car Keys: These are kind of essential.. ESPECIALLY in Florida. I have two sets but this is the set I carry around most frequently while at school. The other set is a bit clunky. I got the keychain holder from H&M. 

4. Inhaler(s): The most important thing in my purse (besides my wallet) are my inhalers! Around this time of year my asthma/allergies get really bad so it's important that I always have them with me. The reason I have two is because one if just albuterol, which is just air, and the other one is albuterol with steroids (just incase the regular one isn't working well).

5. Wallet: I also got this Kate Spade wallet during their surprise 70% off sale back in October. I wanted the black one but that one wasn't on sale, so I grabbed this light pink one. I figured it would look cute with the pink purse. 

6. Phone: Technically not an essential but it practically is. Don't know what I'd do without my iPhone!

7. Lipstick: For those who know me, you know that I ALWAYS have my MAC Cosmetics Velvet Teddy lipstick with me everywhere that I go. This is an essential. I wear it practically every day! I have over 25 MAC lipsticks and this is the one I'm constantly repurchasing. Don't know what I'd do without it.

8. Nail Polish: I always carry a nail polish in my purse but depending on the time of the year depends on the color I have. During the summer months I like to carry around more vibrant and brighter colors. During the winter I typically have a red or brown laying in my purse. This shade is by Essie and it's called 'Jump in My Jumpsuit'.

9. Mints: Because I'm like a little kid and swallow my gum I tend to not carry it around. A great alternative are mints!

10. Tissues: Used for a multitude of things! Usually for my stuffy nose or to blot my makeup though. 

11. Epipen: Back to what I was saying about my inhaler(s), my allergies tend to be pretty bad around this time of year until about June or July. While I'm not severely allergic to a lot, I am super allergic to certain bugs. With flowers starting to bloom soon and bugs coming out of hiding it's imperative that I carry this around!

12. Planner: And last is my planner, which I couldn't fit into the other photo. I'm the type of person where If I don't write everything down I WILL forget! I mainly use it for school related things but will jot down the occasional doctors appointments and important birthdays. If you can't tell, this is also from Kate Spade. I might have an obsession.

There were a few items that I left out, such as lady products, my headphones and sunglasses but the items listed above are things that I almost always have on me. Let me know what's in your bag!

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