Avene Skin Care Soothing And Hydrating Mask

Monday, August 28, 2017

If you're anything like me finding the right skincare products can be challenging. For one when you pick certain creams and oils to apply to the skin, you are risking irritation or other side effects. One thing I like is face masks, it's perfect for a at home spy day and just for relaxation in general! Notino is a great and affordable site that I got the Avene soothing mask, I'm going to talk about.

The Avene soothing and hydrating mask renews the skin barrier and optimized skin hydration. The Safflower oil, in this mask immediately makes your skin feel comfortable and gives it  a smooth and youthful appearance. This hydrating mask also contains thermal water, which among other ingredients soothes irritated skin and prevents the sensations of tightness. Not only does this hydrate the top layers of your skin, the mask also brightens and softens it up. If you experience redness, irritation and sensitive skin, this would be good to use.

I like this soothing mask, initially I didn't know how I would feel about this. Some of the masks I have tried in the past either left my skin irritated or left a greasy residue. The mask was easy to apply and it sat well on my face until it was time to take it off. To apply you have to put a thick layer of mask onto your face and neck, then leave it on for about 10 to 15 minutes. While you're waiting this would be a good time to, finish getting ready if you are on the go or make this apart of your me time. After wipe away any excess product using a make-up remover pad. Overall I think this is a good product and I like how my skin feels after using this. It feels rejuvenated, moisturized and comes back to life.  
For more information on the Avene Skin Care Soothing and Hydrating Mask click the link below:
I hope you enjoyed reading! What skincare masks have you tried or will like to try?

I Stand For Equality

Sunday, August 27, 2017
I'm all for equality, it's something I strongly believe in. When you're younger, things aren't quite as complicated. Before  I continue, this is my opinion and how I feel. Everything is pretty simple and everyone looks at one another as the same. It's when you become an adult that things aren't quite as clear. Like many other kids when I was growing up, I didn't really see how sexist, racist, homophobic and judgmental this world really is.
No one should have to be afraid to show some skin, because it might give someone the "wrong" idea. Just because someone wears revealing clothing does not give people the right to take advantage of them. That doesn't give people the right to make them feel uncomfortable like they've done something wrong, no means no. Why is it that women have to be labeled as weak? Why can't a women do a "mans job" better than him? Wake up people it's the 21st century, a place where women have rights! 
I didn't think in 2017 people would still be fighting for equality, but I guess that's the judgmental world we live in. No one should have to live in fear for their lives, because of their race or religion. No one should have to hide who they are and who they love, because others think it's not normal or even human. Has anything even changed? 
I mean let's really think about it. There's still racial profiling, there's still sexism, and there's still judgment towards the lgbtq community. The question I have is why is this still happening? I guess this is a rhetorical question, because no one has an exact explanation. I believe in equality and instead of things changing for the better, I feel like things are going backwards in the wrong direction. 

I hope you enjoyed reading! What do you think about the situations that are currently taking place in this world or wherever you live?

Coco Shea Cucumber Body Scrub

Saturday, August 26, 2017

One thing I love trying out almost as much as hair products is body scrubs. They make my skin feel smooth, soft, hydrated and refreshed. The Coco Shea Cucumber Body Scrub is no different. I got this body scrub from Notino , which is a site that has a wide range of beauty products. From makeup to hair to skincare and this list goes on.
Cocoa butter and Shea butter moisturizers and replenishes your skin. Cocoa Shea blends two of nature's most nourishing ingredients, the vitamin packed cocoa butter and the rich moisturizing Shea butter creates the ultimate collection of skin loving formulas.  Also included is the Cucumber water which is great for revitalizing the skin to look hydrated and smooth. With smoothing pumice and a cleansing gel formula, the foaming scrub leaves the skin feeling revitalized and touchable.

My skin feels so much better while using the coco shea cucumber body scrub and it's definitely worth the try. This foaming scrub is very refreshing and I love how soft my skin feels and how hydrated it looks afterwards. The size of this product is 8 oz., which is great because it lasts awhile and can be used more than six times! The consistency of the gel in thick and creamy but does not leave a sticky feeling after using. Depending on how much product you use will determine the amount of foam and lather. So if you want to feel like you're taking a bubble bath, than you would use a good amount. Overall I like this body scrub and I can see myself repurchasing in the future.
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I hope you enjoyed reading! What body scrubs do you like to use?

Does Real Friendships Still Exists?

Friday, August 25, 2017

Remember when you were younger and you had like one hundred friends and by the time you reached adulthood you were lucky to have at least three real ones. Friends are a tricky situation and when you're little you have no idea what adulthood is really like. Honestly friends are hard to find, well at least in my opinion. I feel like you have to climb the biggest mountain in order to find a friend that's honest, loyal and respects you. If you have a friend with these qualities, consider yourself lucky. 
Does friendships even have the same meaning anymore? I mean whatever happened to going to the movies or having slumber parties and painting each other's nails. I understand people take different paths in life, obviously it's apart of growing up. But when you don't keep in touch and everyone is busy, you wonder is the friendship even there. I remember being a senior in high school and I would hear people say, 95% of the people you're in school with you'll never see again. Honestly that scared me a bit. I've known a good amount of people since elementary and after graduation, it's like we won't even exist to each other. 
It was so much easier when you were a kid. Everyone became friend s by sharing coloring books and crayons or playing with Barbie dolls. Now as an adult, it seems like you have to create a checklist to make sure someone has the qualities you're looking for in a friend. But if you already have good friends, especially ones that have been there for since childhood or as adult I suggest you hold on tight to them. 
I feel like it's just best to have a small circle of friends, who you know will always be there for you. You know what they say, it's better to have a few real friends than to have a lot of fake friends! 
I hope you enjoyed reading! What do you think about friendships, do they still hold the same meaning?

30 Things To Do Before 30

Thursday, August 24, 2017
In less than five years I will be turning 30 years old. Where has the time gone, I remember my 21st birthday and I cried. You would've thought I was having a midlife crisis. I guess the thought of being an adult scared the hell out of me. I wasn't ready and to be honest I'm still not ready. But I'm blessed to be here and I can't complain!
I have managed to accomplish quite a few things in my life, that I didn't even see coming. But I have so much potential to be great I'm just getting started. I gave myself this amount of time because I don't want to rush life. I just want to take my time enjoying life and getting to know me better. So I decided to share all of the things I want to do before 30. Some of the things I want to are really out of my comfort zone and some are the simplest things you can imagine. 
Write a book/e-book
Create a family recipe book 
Collaborate with my favorite brand
Help raise money for a charity 
Get a tattoo 
Get two more ear piercings 
Meet my other bloggers
Own a shop
Go on a road trip
Create an Etsy shop
Create a hair care line
Create a nail polish line
Go to beautycon 
Volunteer at a soup kitchen 
Host a blogger event 
Get a pet goldfish 
Own my own business 
Go Canoeing 
Become a wedding planner 
Design wedding dresses 
Create a YouTube Channel ?
Go to Wrestlemania 
Donate clothes & food to a shelter
Talk to people about self love 
Meet Ashley Graham 
Write for a magazine 
Paint a masterpiece 
Knit a blanket or quilt 
Go camping

Easy Breakfast Ideas

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Who says being healthy could taste pretty good. Well to be honest I didn't think it could, until a couple of months ago. So I decided to share some ideas I like to eat. By the way these are very easy to make in no time. Whether you're in a rush or you just don't feel like a time consuming meal. Some of these recipes you can even make the night before, so when you get up in the morning all you have to do is put everything together! 

Peanut Butter & Banana On Wheat Toast: This is an easy breakfast and it very fulfilling at the same time. It's also full of protein and some carbs. 

Boiled Egg with Wheat Toast: If you're looking for a quick bite to eat for breakfast here's the perfect idea! Boiled eggs in my opinion feels you up, until you eat a snack in between the day. 

Scrambled Eggs With Toast And Turkey Bacon or Sausage On The Side: This suggestion is easy, but may take a little time. If you're going to be busy that day, maybe get up a few minutes early to prep. 

Banana Bread: I love Banana bread, it's definitely a morning favorite for me. Anytime I make it, I use "Laura In The Kitchen's" recipe!

Oatmeal: As a kid I did not like oatmeal at all and I thought it was gross. But a couple of months ago, I decided to try it again and I actually loved it! To spice it up I like to add Bananas and honey, I also put cinnamon while it's cooking. Now that I am getting use to it, I really want to try making overnight oatmeal.

I hope you enjoyed reading and please leave suggestions of what you like. I want to try something new! 

6 Things I Love About Blogging

Friday, August 18, 2017
I don't know what my life would have been like if I wasn't a blogger. For some reason I don't ever want to know. I can't believe I'm saying these words, very sentimental and funny at the same time. I didn't even know what blogging was until I started on social media. 
Sometimes I wish that I had started blogging sooner than I did. What if I hadn't deleted my blog in June 2012? What if I gave up completely and never started again in October of that same year? So many questions but yet I don't really have a clear answer. 

Over the years I've learned so much about myself and about other people. I can go on a long rant about how much blogging has changed me. But I'm pretty sure that would be boring and awkward. So I decide to share the 6 things I love about blogging. 

The Blogging Community 
I haven't experienced any negativity from the blogging community, so I would have to say it's amazing. Everyone is so supportive and that doesn't come by often. If you have a question people will take the time to help and if they don't know the answer, they will direct you to someone who might.
Twitter Chats 
I love twitter chats, you meet a lot of bloggers. I feel like these chats are a way of getting to know people on a more personal level. Most of these chats are fun and the others are super informative with helpful tips for your blog.
Creating Content 
I actually love writing, because it's a form of expression for me. I can write for hours and hours, which has never been the case for me in the beginning.
Receiving Comments on my blog
I love receiving comments on my blog it makes my day. I take time to reply to comments and I also go on the persons blog to comment. I know I have been slacking, but because of that I like to comment on more than one post from a blogger.

Taking Photos
This use to be my least favorite thing to do and the passion for it was a struggle. I didn't realize how creative I could be with photos, which made it difficult for me to enjoy. But now this is my favorite part.

Supporting Other Bloggers
I love supporting other people especially bloggers. Whether it's a retweet, like, commenting and sharing their posts or blog I'll do it. I want them to know that I like reading their blog and how much I enjoy it.

I hope you enjoyed reading! What are the things you love about blogging?

Places To Buy Props

Thursday, August 17, 2017
When I first started blogging I either used images from google or I just didn't have any. As time past I realized it would be better if I took my own pictures. So three years ago, I bought a camera but there was still work to do. My pictures were ok since I was just starting, but there was still room for improvement.
So let's fast forward to the beginning of last year. I was in a slump about my blog and nothing could make me happy about it. My pictures weren't good enough and I just wanted to give up. I decided to get out of my comfort zone and start taking better care of my blog. During my break from blogging, I researched ways I could make my photos better and I came across a lot of helpful tips on props and backgrounds for my pictures. 
Before I did my research I would look at other blogs and wonder how did they create such gorgeous pictures. I always thought that everything was so expensive and personally I wasn't going to pay for all of that. But reading bloggers tips and tricks on great photos, showed me that you can create a marble background or the white fluffy background we all admire. I guess that's the whole point of a D.I.Y. Project! 
So listed below are the props that I like to use for my blog posts. You can find these items or similar ones at the Dollar Tree, Walmart, and Shopping Online. Most importantly a lot of these items can be found at home. In my opinion it's nice to use what you have on hand. It honestly makes the pictures unique.

The Dollar Tree is great because, well the name can speak for itself. I like buying candles, flowers and succulents from here. It's affordable and there's a variety of colors or scents! I get most of my beauty products from Walmart. So I like incorporating them as props in my photos. Some props may not be available in stores, so Shopping Online is your best friend. I've never bought props online, but I have seen some things I should put on my wishlist.
Beauty Props: If you're looking for props for beauty posts, you probably already have them on hand. I don't mean products that you're reviewing, but ones about makeup tips or hair hacks. 
Makeup Brushes 
Nail Polish
Hair Products
Hair Ties
Bobby Pins
Lifestyle Props: These are my favorite props to look for. It's super simple and this topic is so versatile. 
Fashion Props: If You're into Fashion, I think there is so much you can do. You have so many different and unique styles to take pictures of!

Purses/ Handbags
Home Décor Props: I love reading décor posts because you get a sense of the bloggers style and they may post some good tips and suggestions to follow. Also some of these products, if not all are found at your house.
Fruit Bowls 
Pots & Pans
Tea Cups

Backgrounds: For my backgrounds I bought marble contact paper from Amazon for about $12. You can also get contact paper from Walmart or Target, but it will not be marble. I also like using my shag rug, it costs $5 at Five Below.