I'm Not Censoring My Blog Anymore

Saturday, September 24, 2016

This year will mark four years as a blogger for me. During this time I feel like I haven't shown my full potential. Am I making sense? Here's what I mean; being on the Internet can have its consequences. Everyone is attacked for speaking up or even talking at all. I was afraid to talk about certain situations or topics, because of the criticism I would receive. Those thoughts stop now. This is my blog and I can do whatever I want.

I am not someone who wants to try new things out of my comfort zone. But I feel like I shouldn't censor myself, because someone might not like what I say. If you don't that's fine, but this is my opinion and I'm entitled to have one right? Since I started blogging I've grown a lot. I want my blog to be a place where people can relate to. I don't want my blog to be stiff; I want more of who I am to come through! 

I'm not the most organized blogger and I don't really have a set schedule. I am learning to plan ahead which has helped me, but that's about it. If you are struggling to find your own voice, it's already there inside. If you're like me you tend to worried about what you should and should not say. I started out as a beauty blogger and that will not change. I'm also a lifestyle blogger too! I am expanding what I talk about because I have a lot to share. I am a personal and private person to a certain extent, but that doesn't mean I can't share my favorite movies or my life experiences to help someone else. So here's to not censoring my blog!

What's your thoughts are censoring your blog and have you experienced this struggle?

5 Things I learned in High School

Friday, September 23, 2016

1. Not everyone liked me
I was the kind of person who wanted to be liked. I mean I'm a nice, so why wouldn't anyone like me. I was completely clueless. You don't have to do anything wrong, there are just people that do not like you. As I got older I accepted that and I'm fine.
2. Everyone was not my friend 
When I was a kid I thought everyone was my friend, until I entered middle school. From there it pretty much went left in high school. I went from believing I had "a lot" of friends to not having nothing, but a handful. I was confused about this, but I learned my lesson.
3. Losing friends isn't bad 
When entering high I didn't think I would loose friends. Let's just say I was naive. But I guess that's because I would make better friends in the long run. I accepted the fact that I lost them. But for awhile I didnt understand why. I was the type of friend that was there. But I guess they didn't feel the same. You know high school is so different. People start to change and they leave you behind.
4. People will talk
This goes hand and hand with, not everyone will like you. There doesn't have to be a reason for someone to talk about you. You know the word "rumors". People make up lies to hurt other people. It's a verbal part of bullying. 
5. My self esteem wasn't as good 
As soon as I became a freshman in high school the confidence I thought I had, disappeared into thin air. It was a rude awakening for me. When I say confidence, I don't mean being "self absorbed". This was a different ball game  and I didn't feel in control. I started to feel about myself. I didn't like myself anymore and I felt no one would.

Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer

Saturday, September 10, 2016
Lately I've been doing a lot of research on natural products and the benefits they on our bodies. I have experienced what it's like to use products with harsh chemicals. Our bodies natural oils, whether it's our skin or hair become damaged over time. Valentia is one brand that does not harm the skin. The Valentia Brightening Moisturizer is a lightweight fast absorbing cream that illuminates the skin, while providing all day hydration. It Lightens dark spots while evening your skin tone. Not only that, but it restores radiance in your skin and diminishes fine lines. This paraben free and it's great to use for all skin types. 
I really like Valentia products; as I have mentioned before their products/ ingredients are natural. Another great thing about them is the fact that their ingredients are listed on the product and the meaning of the ingredients as well.
Botantanical Hyaluronic Acid:
This is a plant based substance that penetrates deep into the skin, to secure moisture, help skin skin elasticity, and plump the skin within.
Kojic Acid:
Known for its skin lightening properties, this antioxidant helps to naturally control melanin production and prevent dark spots. 
A symbol of long-life, strength, and wisdom, Ginseng boosts skin firming collagen, fights wrinkles, and gives the skin a brighter and more energized look.
Safflower Oil:
Rich in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that helps to repair the skin's natural moisture barrier, providing superior protection.
Shea Butter:
This wonder nut contains a myriad of regenerative vitamins and essential fatty acids, providing a welcome dose of moisture, hydrating and nourishing the skin.

The Pure Glow Brightening Moisture is so far a top favorite of my mine. Unlike most products, this one does not dry out my skin. My face looks moisturized and hydrated; more importantly it feels soft and really smooth. On some parts of my face I have an uneven tone. I have not been using this for long time, but so far my skin is starting to even out. The consistency is not heavy and it absorbs in my skin, without leaving a greasy feeling. This moisturizer has a texture similar to lotion. If you're like me anything with a strong scent turns you off. With this product there is barely a scent which is pretty great. Overall this product is great and so it has helped my face. To use this product, it can be applied in the morning and at night. This is the final step after you have cleansed, toned, and applied a serum; it can also be used under makeup. I do not really use makeup like foundation, primers, bronzers, and etc... so I would just leave my face as is after the moisturizer.

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*This is a Sponsored Post. I was sent this product for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.