One of the tips I've seen all over Pinterest for moving into college is to leave your dorm room door open. Everyone recommended during move in to do this but also during the rest of the year to signify that people are welcome to stop in and chat (and also that it motivates you to keep things clean!).

At orientation, though, I ran into a problem with this (and I've also had the same problem at camps where we stayed in dorm rooms at different colleges):
THE DOORS WOULDN'T STAY OPEN! As soon as you let go of the door, it would slam shut. Some doors would even have an automatic lock function on them. A chair did the trick to keep the door open but truth be told, that isn't very cute and it blocked the door way for the most part.
I felt much safer with these doors shutting like this BUT I still wanted the option to be able to keep my door open!
And thus I came up with a solution:
Painted door stops!
I simply washed the rocks, sanded off any moss, painted on the logo in acrylic paint, and then sprayed a coat of clear spray paint on top.

This one is mine...

And this one is for a friend....
I totally love my cute (and free!) solution :)
So if you haven't heard of it before, the website Influenster is a hub for product reviews for all kinds of products. I was recently given the chance to try out their most recent "voxbox" of products. All the products I received were from Rimmel London. Here's what I thought about everything!:

They all came in a cute pink box which made me very happy. They arrived just as I was getting over the flu so it felt AMAZING to shower and put on makeup!

What was included was Rimmel London's Scandal Eyes Mascara, Natural Bronzer, and Stay 3D Lip Gloss.

I incorporated them all into my normal beauty routine and I really loved the way everything turned out.
The mascara was pretty good. I normally use Mabelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara and I'd say that this about rivals that. 
The bronzer was amazing. I normally NEVER use bronzer and so it was great to switch things up and use it. I at first thought that it was going to be too dark for my skin but it ended up being very thin and easy to apply lightly so it could work for a wide variety of skin tones.
The lip gloss was a tad bit disappointing. The bottle claims that it will stay glossy for up to six hours which is obviously does not because it wears off with normal usage. HOWEVER, it never got sticky or gloopy or any other gross texture. It did stay glossy but would need to be applied more frequently than the bottle claims.

Overall, I am highly satisfied with all three of these products and would definitely recommend them.
*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes but the opinions expressed in this post are my own.
We all know that gym memberships cost an arm and a leg. But what if there was a way around that? Groupon always has some good deals but I have a better solution and it's a free one. Below you will find a list I've compiled of gyms in Metro-Detroit that offer a free work out class for first timers! Hop around to all the gyms in your area to mix up your work out and have some fun (for free)!

Berkley
Shanti Yoga
Zen Martial Arts

Beverly Hills
Get Some Fitness

Birmingham
Orange Theory Fitness

Bloomfield Hills
Cross Fit Bloomfield
Fitness Innovation
Karma Yoga

Canton
Orange Theory Fitness

Clarkston
CrossFit Clarkston
Dignified CrossFit
Encore Pilates

Commerce Twp
Fitness 19

Farmington
Title Boxing Club

Ferndale
Body Morph Boot Camp

Harper Woods
Pointe Fitness

Lake Orion
Oakland County CrossFit

Livonia
Fit Zone for Women

Macomb
ReVamp
CrossFit Macomb

Northville
9Round Fitness

Novi
One Training 

Ortonville
Anytime Fitness

Pontiac
Retro Fitness

Rochester
CrossFit Deviate
CrossFit Inclusive
Rochester Gym 
Zen Martial Arts

Rochester Hills
Burn Fitness
Sola Life and Fitness 

Royal Oak
Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Citizen Yoga
New Species Crossfit

Sterling Heights
Studio Z Fitness
Top Shape Fitness

Troy
6 Degree Burn
Explore Yoga

Washington
Anytime Fitness

Waterford
American Fitness
I Can CrossFit
Iron City Fitness and Yoga

West Bloomfield
Function of Fitness

Please let me know if any of these gyms have changed their services or if you know of any gyms to add to this list! Thanks and happy sweating y'all! And also remember that lots of places give a discount to new customers as well!