I have been reflecting on some things in my life and realized that I have kept hold of some things that I do not truly need in my life. This includes not only material things, but also emotions, and people!
I have decided that 2015 will be my Love it or Leave it year.
This means if I do not really truly LOVE something, someone, or some emotion connected to one of those then I will simply LEAVE it behind.
In order to make the transition I think I need to begin right now. This means starting with simple things like cleaning out the closet. I have held on to some clothes that I do not really LOVE because I feel like I need them. This was mostly because I did not have the money to buy new clothes at the level that I would like.
Some of these clothes are simply unflattering or some may even have small imperfections that I really need to just let go of. I am going to begin by throwing away one item for every new item that I have bought.
Some of the clothes have other issues. You all know that I sweat a lot and because of this I have seen some small sweat stains on some shirts. I have tried MANY things to get rid of them but nothing is working.
As for getting rid of people...there have been a few toxic people in my life recently that just need to go. There is one girl in particular who pretends to be my friend when she needs something but then is very unavailable when I am the one in need.
I will have to stop going out of my way to do things for her out of the belief that she really can be a friend. I have to come to terms with the fact that she is using me and since I don't LOVE that relationship I will simply LEAVE it.
I recently bought three new shirts so I need to get rid of three now!!!
I am working on getting a few more things in my life to where they truly bring me joy and I will update you as things fall into place.
What changes are you making for the new year?
Monday, December 22, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
I don't normally do this but I figure I can do a shopping haul like I see the vloggers doing. I will not do a vlog but just a normal blog post on what I bought.
I got a fabulous striped tunic that is is lightweight enough to wear during the warm months, but can be paired with something under for the colder months as well.
This blouse is a lovely striped blend featuring a deep purple, white, orange, and maroon. It has long sleeves which can rolled up with a tab, as you can see by the way the sleeves bunch up a bit. The bunched part is where the tab pulls it up..I just have not rolled the sleeves to properly fit.
The v-neck is not very low so it does not bare too much cleavage. I always wear a cami under my tops so I will wear one with this as well.
The blouse is long enough that it falls below my hips....making it perfect to pair with even skinny jeans. The length is perfect as it covers the hips and butt, so I don't feel too self-conscious.
It cost $19.95 and I think it is a great addition to my wardrobe, especially for the upcoming semester.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Here at this blog I not only write about what other beauty bloggers consider beautiful...but I also take a different approach.
I write about everything that I find beautiful...not just make up or skin care. Today I want to take a look at Pens.
I got one of these pens in purple as a gift and fell so deeply in love that I just had to try out other colors.
These are the smoothest writing pens I have used in a looooong time...apart from fountain pens but without the mess. I loved them so much I ordered in sky blue, green, and pink because I do a lot of writing.
The pens are smooth and the color is vibrant and they make my notes look absolutely gorgeous...which makes studying a lot more pleasant.
If you wish to order these pens you can get them directly from Amazon..or you can use the image above to order and I will get a referral since you go through my portal.
In any case if you love colored ink these would make a great addition to your writing stash and can also be given as a gift.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
So you know I always have a new girl crush and this time around it is beauty blogger Beauty Crush. I have been sporadically watching her videos and she is just so adorable.
Yes she sometimes wears a lot of makeup and I don't 'love' every look that she does but she has been refreshingly honest about a lot of things that many other bloggers keep under wraps.
She even admitted that she wears a weave!!!!
Anyway check out Beauty Crush for a few tips on hair, makeup, and relationships...and don't forget to check out her winged liner tips as well.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
School has been stressing me out and I have been losing weight slowly. I am finally under 170 lbs and it feels great.
I really need to get back into exercise mode because the holidays are right around the corner...and with them comes tons of great food and non-stop eating!
I hope to get back into a regular posting schedule once finals are done!
Sunday, October 19, 2014
It has been a while since the last post but I have not forgotten you all. I am happy and sad at the same time because of a candle.
I just found the BEST smelling candle I have smelled in a LONG time...but I cannot get any more.
So I was at Walmart last week and saw this candle in a shopping cart with a clearance sign. I picked one up and it smelled good on the first sniff so I got one.
I had it on the top rack of the shopping cart and went along getting my stuff. At one point I noticed a girl in front of me and thought I got a whiff of her perfume and it smelled so sweet and fruity that I was going to compliment her but she turned down the aisle.
I continued walking and got another whiff off something sweet and fruity and saw the same girl a few feet ahead. I was heading to check out or I would have tried to catch up to her to ask what her perfume was.
Then while standing in line I smelled the same thing again but did not see the girl. It was THEN that I realized I was smelling the candle!!!!!
So now that you guys know I am not a stalker...back to the candle.
I only bought one on that day because I was not sure if it would still smell as nice when it burned. I got home and lit it up and was instantly in love.
I went back to the store three days later and could only find 2. When I had the customer service check the system they only had two in stock and were not reordering because that was a clearance line and would not be restocked.
I quickly went to the Glade site and saw that this was an old line from last summer and was a limited edition. I could find the spray refills but not the candles.
I searched on Amazon..no luck.
I searched on eBay and found people were selling them for over $7 apiece. I got them on clearance for $2.50 and thought even that was a bit much but I will not pay $7 for such a small candle...no matter how great it smells.
I only managed to snag those last two on that day so I have a total of two since I burned the first one all the way through already.
I am torn between wanting to burn them to get the full effect...or keeping them unlit because I can still get a faint scent. Decisions, decisions!
If you know where I can get this candle for a low price hit me up in the comments!!!!
Monday, September 29, 2014
Bras are expensive. Well at least the good ones are. The ones for those of us with larger breasts CERTAINLY are expensive. The bad thing about them is that no matter how much you paid or how well you take care of them they tend to lose their shape or supportive capabilities.
But have no fear. There are a few simple things you can do to make the most of your bras and ensure they retain their shape.
1. Stack your bras.
Yes ladies, you need to stack your bras when you store them. You can do this by simply placing them in the drawer with the cups of one nestled in the cups of the other. When you are done they should look like bowls (or cups ha ha) that have been stacked and then placed on their side.
You can always buy a bra separator like the one shown below but I believe you can achieve the same thing if you just do it yourself.
The other thing is that you will lose some storage space because of the gaps between the dividers.
2. Rotate your bras.
Now I don't mean that you should hold the bra by the straps and swing it about your head. No...rotate means that you should have enough bras that you are not wearing the same ones constantly. You should really wear a bra about two to three days and then wash it. If you sweat a lot and you are wearing it all day then you might need to wash it after only one use!!
If you are on the 2 day cycle then you would need about 4 bras for the week.....not counting what you wear at home when you get off school or work. So if you are on a 4 bra cycle then you would need to have at least 5 bras so that the first one for the current week does not automatically get worn again during the second week. That is just suggestion though!!!
Yes you need to give your bras a break. Do not wear the same bra continuously..let it rest for a while as you wear the others. I have heard people say you need to give your bra 48 hours to rest...but I do not strictly believe this.
If I can get by on less than 7 hours of rest so can a bra!!!
In any case, have multiples if you can so that you avoid wear and tear.
3. Hand wash your bras.
Yes I know this one is a pain...and I actually only do it for ONE of my bras. It is good tip though and if you only wear the bra for two days it should be easy to clean by hand washing.
4. Air dry your bras.
Another pain in the nether regions...but it helps so much. The heat from the dryer is so bad for your bras as it breaks down the elastic.
The best thing is to place your bras on a flat surface to dry if you can. Of course if you live in an apartment or anywhere that you cannot get good circulation you run the risk of an eternity of drying time...or improper drying.
Those are just a few tips to help care for your bras...share your best bra tips here!!!