Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Review | Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™

Hey loves!

I was lucky enough to receive the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Color and Top Coat in 330 | Redgy, complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster this month! As soon as I was able to sit down, I began playing with it. I was so excited to read about a non-UV/LED light gel nail color and top coat system. I can tell you that I was skeptical at first. I mean, really, a non-UV/LED Gel nail system that lasts up to 14 days? Hmmmm...we'll see about that.

I received the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Color and Top Coat in 330 | Redgy, complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster

Friday, August 8, 2014

FOTD & Tutorial | Gunmetal Smokey Eye

Hey girl haaaaaaaay!
Happy Friday!! :)
I have to preface this post with a quote that I found on Pinterest. Do whatever it is you are passionate about. No matter what it is. There will always be haters, Debbie-Downers, and Bitter-Bettys.
Doing what you love is one of the best things about life.

Monday, August 4, 2014

When It's Over, It's Time to Start Over

So, ladies... it's over.

You've cried all of your tears. Spent most of the days and nights thinking it all over and over and over again. You're done calling, texting, and social media stalking your ex. You've finally accepted it.

So... Now what? 

Since the end of my relationship, I ask myself the same question everyday. I think about what to do next. Being in a relationship calls for spending a lot of time with the other person and eventually planning a future with them. In the midst of all of this, you may forget what it's like to be yourself as an individual. I becomes Us and You becomes We. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but after being in a serious relationship for a while, you may forget how to distinguish between the two. 

So if and when the relationship ends, you may have the same conversation that I have with myself everyday. What the heck am I gonna do now? 
If that's the case, I have a few tips on what some of those things may be...

1. Get fit!
Join a gym! Get back to the gym! Start getting active!
What's a better way to get your life back on track then taking control of your health?
Plus, it wouldn't hurt getting back in those old jeans! ;)

2. Rediscover Your Friends and Family
Surround yourself with people that love, support, and care about you. 
Head out with your girlfriends for a ladies night! 
Call up the ladies in your family for a mani/pedi day or movie night!
In the moments when the pain of a relationship hits, being around them will make all the difference.

3. Have Quiet Time
When ever I'm feeling overwhelmed with phone calls, texts, emails, social media, 
I shut my phone off (or put it on silent), close my laptop, turn the television off and just lay back.
You'd be surprised what this can do.
Meditate, do yoga, listen to soft music, write down your thoughts, or just sit in silence and clear your mind.

4. Redefine Your Goals and Meet Them!
This is something I do every single day. I take my notebook and start thinking of things that I want to accomplish. I start out with my short term goals and begin to think about the long term.
This year, I want to finish a certain amount of classes, lose weight, move out, and possibly start a new job. 
What are yours?

5. Get Dolled Up!
Girl, go get your hair did!
Get yo nails did!
Get yo makeup did!
Get a new outfit!
Go look and feel beautiful for you, girl!

6. Know Your Worth
Never, ever forget your worth. 
Even though the relationship is over, that does not mean that you are a failure...period! 
Things happen for a reason, we all make mistakes but this does not mean that we are failures. 
We live and we learn.
WE define our worth. No one else.
Plain and simple.

7. Find a Hobby
For me, it's makeup. 
When ever I get the chance, I sit myself in front of my makeup and go to town.
And now, I'm slowly turning back to music and writing again.
What's something that you're interested in but never tried?

8. Understand That It's Okay to Be Alone
Everyone needs someone, it's true. We'll all find that special someone one day.
In the meantime, it's okay to be alone. In fact, it's a good thing.
Rediscover you. Find out who YOU are as yourself.

9. Remain Positive
Having a positive attitude on things makes all the difference.

10. Live
Keep going, girlfriend.
Things only get better from here.
...but only if you want them to.

Talk to you soon ladies...
A post I originally created for The Realtionship Daily.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Monthly Favorites | July 2014

Hey boo!

For the first time ever, I've decided to share my monthly favorites with you. Normally, I reuse a lot of the same products over and over again, so that's why I don't post these kinds of things. Once I fall in love with a product or company, it's hard for me to move on to something new. I know, I know... us beauty junkies don't do that since we are always in the stores swatching, testing, and buying new things. Buuuuut if I love something, I will kiss it, hug it, squeeze it, and love it until I find something better.

This month is somewhat special for me, though. I've started to really get into makeup artistry and practicing on myself and my friends. I've also been watching a lot of instructional videos on techniques for doing someone else's makeup instead of watching the normal eye look tutorials from my favorite beauty youtubers. I think that becoming a freelance makeup artist is a lot closer than I think it is, and that makes me so happy and excited for the future! Who knows... maybe you'll see me on tv or my work on the big screen one day! Or maybe just on your computer filming videos on YouTube. That would be enough for me!

Anyway... on to my beauty favorites for this month! Sorry for the photo quality in advance. I broke my camera a few weeks ago, so my phone is stepping up to the plate for now!

Monthly Beauty Favorites | July 2014