Netflix Movie Birdbox

Thursday, February 21, 2019

When a new movie comes out, I don’t jump on the bandwagon to watch it. Unless I planning to watch the movie ahead of time that’s a different case. I’m not usually persuaded to watch anything, but seeing everyone on social media talking about the movie birdbox I had to see it for myself. Before watching I heard the movie just came out, but I never saw the trailer. Seeing all of the memes on Twitter and Instagram made me wonder what in the world was this movie actually about. I wasn’t sure whether it was a comedy, drama or suspense film. So I jumped on the bandwagon and saw the movie. If you’re not a fan of spoiler alerts than, I recommend you stop reading this. 

So I’m not going to lie, when the movie first started I was a little skeptical. I thought it was going to be boring because it didn’t really start off being interesting. Well I was way off base with this one. So after Malorie found out she was pregnant, she went to the hospital for a check up. This is when everything starts getting weird. As she’s leaving a woman is randomly hitting her head against the window. Now in the beginning of the film, Malorie and her sister Jessica saw on the news that everyone in other parts of the world people were not acting normal. So I guess she realized that whatever is happening has made its way to where she’s at. This is where everything starts getting intense. 

While in the car with her sister, everyone outside is acting erratic and running from something. We don’t really know why at first. Then her sister is staring into space while driving and something is wrong with her eyes. All of a sudden they get into a car crash. Fortunately both manage to get out, but the sister walk into on coming traffic and gets killed. I was low key shook and thinking what the heck did I get myself into. So why running to safety Malorie falls and this woman goes against her husband’s wishes and goes to save her, unfortunately she too got infected and died. 

That’s when the characters Tom and Lucy helped her and they went into the house. I’m not going to bore you with every little detail but what I will say is that being in a house with strangers you don’t know is already nerve wracking. The character Doug was a jerk and he did not like Malorie, because was the reason his wife died. Other than that, he was just a pain in my but. But that all changed in the end. 

Other characters like Greg, Charlie, Felix, Olympia and Cheryl we’re also in the house. Basically I was so upset that Greg sacrificed himself believing whatever this monster was, would not hurt him through the electronics. He was selfless, but was not thinking at all. After him everything started getting really intense amd serious. A few of them went to the store and once again, Doug being an airhead said they should stay at the store and forget about everyone else. During their time at the store Malorie found birds that proved to be helpful in the movie, by knowing when this unknown would arrive. Charlie sacrifice himself by running out the store and tackling someone who was possessed. 

Since then they went back to the house and this is where I became pissed of, Lucy and Felix took the car and ditched everybody. So if you watched it you could pretty much guess where they ended up. Later on in the movie Olympia let this strange guy Gary in and I was skeptical with that because he seemed off. So obviously Doug had problem it like always but I actually agreed with him. But because everyone didn’t like him with good reasons, Lucy ended up knocking him out and let locked him in a room. So I know I said I wasn’t going to tell you everything, but I also didn’t want to leave a big space in between either. So the next day Malorie and Olympia were on the brink of giving birth and that’s when sh** hit the fan. 

We all found out that the house should have listened to Doug and not let Gary in. Gary is one of those people who survived the plague just so he can infect more people. But you would have to see how we figured it out, if you haven’t watched the movie. After that he tried to kill Doug by opening the garage but Doug outsmarted him and didn’t look. So he made his way upstairs to infect everyone else. Cheryl and Olympia was some of his victims which is really sad because the girl just gave birth. He also knocked out Tom but he didn’t die. Before he tried to kill Malorie and the babies came to the rescue and shot Gary in the arm before he ended up dying. Tom managed to get Gary and he save Malorie and the kids. 

So five years had passed and they are taking care of the kids. The kids names through me off, just like everyone else but I understand why. She name them boy and girl because she didn’t really want them to have identities just in case they didn’t make it. Moving forward they got in contact with people who gave them directions to a location. Unfortunately people that were infected by still survived caught them. Tom ended up killing them but he took his blindfold off for the last one and died. That was one of the saddest moments of this movie.

After that while on their journey, Malorie needed one of the kids to look out so she could steer the boat. Boy which is her son and real child volunteered, she threw a small fit. I was low key shook and I felt bad for girl because she felt alone. But then Malorie decided that no one would look. In the end they all made it to the location which was a place for the blind which was a very powerful moment in the movie. Some people were able to see, that’s how Malorie and the kids got in. Malorie saw her doctor from the beginning there which was a nice thing because she’s a familiar face. When the doctor asked what the kids names were and they said boy & girl I laugh a little because of her facial expression. But what special about this moment is that she named girl after Olympia, her real mom and boy after Tom. 

I really enjoyed the movie and I think you should watch it, if you haven’t. A lot of people said this film was overrated and in my opinion I don’t think so. Everyone has their own taste in movies and it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. But for me it’s a deeper meaning than a woman running with two kids named boy and girl. Birdbox has so many messages in the film, it’s all about paying attention and understanding. For me what I took away from this movie is survival. More importantly it symbolizes trust, loyalty, sacrifice, love, betrayal, selfishness and how far you will go to survive. 

I hope you enjoyed reading and if you got to this post in my post, you’re a trooper and I appreciate you. I did not realize how much I’ve written. I basically summarized the movie, sorry about that! 

Brightech's 'Dress Up Your Home' Giveaway

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
If you love giveaways, this is the perfect one for you! Good luck to all of you that enters! 

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I’m A Proud Introvert And I Approve This Message!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Just because an introvert is at home chilling does not mean that they don’t have friends. Understand that we’re content with staying home on a Saturday night binge watching Netflix and eating a tub of ice cream. Also introverts are not boring, we just enjoy staying on the couch or in bed on the weekends doing nothing but living our best lives! 

There’s a misconception about introverts and it really confuses me. Why do people feel the need to force introverts to get out of their comfort zone. First of all we’re not awkward, it may seem like all of us are out of place and you could probably point us out from a mile away. The point is stop judging we are fine and content. There is no need to call fun fairy. Unfortunately I don’t think that makes sense, but I’m sticking with it. 

Another thing that bothers me is when people who are the opposite get around introverts, they assume we’re party poopers or we are trying to damper the party. That is not here, we just like being snuggled under the covers and feeling cozy by the fireplace or some lit candles. It’s interesting the things I here so here’s a list of what I heard people say or read on social media. 

“They are weird”
“They have no friends”
“They are boring”
“They are awkward”
“They are anti social”
“They take the fun out of everything”
“They have no life”
“No one wants to be around them”
“They don’t know how to have fun or what that even means”

This is just a few of many things people say. In reality we’re probably stuffing our faces with popcorn, laughing at the latest comedy. Watching the latest makeup/ hair tutorial, looking up recipes on Pinterest, playing board games or throwing parties at “home”. We are not robots, we’re just normal people like you. Not everyone is the same and that is perfectly fine. 

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Tell me the things you hear people say and does it annoy you? 


Taking Care Of Yourself Is Important

Thursday, February 14, 2019

There’s a difference between taking care of yourself and being selfish. A lot of people are confused by the two, so here’s why these are not the same things. When you take care of yourself: you are focusing on your health, mind, body and spirit. You are finding your happiness and improving your well being and lifestyle. You surround yourself with positive people. When you are selfish, you mainly think about you and no one else. The only person you’re concerned with is you and taking peoples feelings into thought and consideration is not on your list. Now that I have explained these meanings, the next time you want to take care of yourself remember that’s not being selfish. 

Everyone needs to start practicing self care. Remembering that you are a person and your feelings matter is apart of self care. Do things that help you relax like: exercising, taking a walk, reading, meditating, get your hair or nails down and watching your favorite movie, tv show or YouTube channel. It is normal to want time for yourself. Do not feel guilty because you want time alone. If you can find the time to care for yourself, do it. Whether an hour or even five minutes take a moment to just meditate and breathe. 

Here’s a few things you can do:

Wake up a few minutes early to meditate. When you relax and have a positive mindset for the day you will feel a lot better!

Making lists is great so why not make one to remind yourself to take sometime out to relax and enjoy yourself. Remember me time is important!

In your free time get a new hairdo, get your nails and maybe even buy those shoes you’ve been staring at! 

Binge watch your favorite tv in your favorite pajamas! 

Remember to eat healthy, it’s very important to take care of yourself on the inside because that makes an impact on the outside. But every now and then indulging in your favorite dessert isn’t bad!

Exercising is great to relax, even if you walk for 30 minutes a day! 

Is there anything you do to take care of yourself or unwind after a long day? 

Freeman Purifying Avocado & Oatmeal Clay Mask

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Skincare is so important, it starts on the inside of your body but using products do help. I struggle forming a skincare routine, I just like trying out different products. But as I am getting older I realize I need to start getting one together. I hope I’m not the only one who doesn’t follow a regimen. One product I love are facial masks. 

Most recently I have tried Freeman’s Avocado and Oatmeal Clay Mask. I love using freeman masks, it’s relaxing and perfect for a spa day at home. I don’t really use clay masks often, the last time I used one was a couple of years ago. I wasn’t really a fan of them because the texture is thick and product itself feels a little heavy on my skin. But I guess because it’s clay. So I was not sure how I would feel trying this one out, but I was actually surprised I liked it!

This nourishing clay mask digs deep into the skin to purge dirt and oils from pores. The Avocado, oatmeal and Vitamin E Help moisturize for lasting softness to the skin. This mask is great for people with normal to combination skin. I have combination so I was very excited to use this. After applying to the face and neck leave on for 7 to 10 minutes, I recommend going the full ten. Rinse with warm water and use twice a week or as needed. 

Overall I really like this product and my skin appreciates it too! My skin looks so hydrated and feels soft afterwards. The consistency is not thick at all and there is no greasy or residue left. It does not feel heavy on my skin and that’s one of things I like most about this mask. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. 

Have you tried this clay mask before? Let me know what skincare products you enjoy using and recommend! 

Shea Moisture: Jamaican Black Castor Oil Line

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Shea Moisture was the first hair care line I tried when I went natural. It’s the one I always come back to. There are other products I like to use, but this brand is by far my favorite one.  I’ve heard that you are suppose to switch up  products because your hair get use to them. If you don’t know how to tell look at your results. If your hair does not look like it usually does than you may need to find new products. 

I really don’t mind changing up products, but lately I want to stay with the same brand. Shea Moisture gives me the results that I want. Luckily they have one than one hair care line so I don’t have to go outside of the brand. It’s also cool to mix and match the products to. What really matters is finding the products that work well for you. 

With this particular line I have always wanted to try them. Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil my newest products to try. I have tried their Deep Masque treatment before and really liked it! This time around I didn’t get every single product in the line, I only bought the ones I wanted to try at this very moment. So I have the strengthen & restore shampoo, conditioner and leave-in conditioner. The one complaint I have is the ratio between the shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo is a little bigger than the conditioner bottle and if you’re like me or most natural hair girls we need a lot of conditioner. 

One of the things I love about Shea Moisture is how their products are sulfate free and color safe. These products intensely smooths and nourishes natural, chemically processed or heat styled hair. Most importantly, these products have no parabens, mineral oil, propylene glycol, phthalates, petrolatum and does not test on animals. 

So if you have decided to go natural, I definitely recommend using any line in this brand for your transition. Ingredients included are Shea Butter, Peppermint & Apple Cider Vinegar. I am not a fan of Apple Cider Vinegar, it’s just too strong for me. But one you keep using it, the smell is quite pleasant especially since it’s mixed with other things like peppermint. 

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Shampoo
This shampoo removes buildup, while nourishing and hydrating your hair. It does not matter whether you color, straighten, perm or heat style your hair, as well as kinky, curly, and wavy natural hair styles. The Jamaican Castor Oil and Organic Shea Butter helps to promote growth by, nourishing and strengthening damaged or chemically processed hair. This reduces breakage and shedding. The Peppermint Oil helps stimulate the scalp. 

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Conditioner 
This strengthening conditioner detangles and restores moisture without weighing the hair down. The Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Organic Shea Butter nourishes the scalp and strengthens damaged, brittle hair while helping to reduce breakage and shedding. Leaving your hair shiny and rejuvenated. Also included is Vitamin E, which is great for the hair and skin! 

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave-In Conditioner 
This leave-in softens and detangles hair while controlling frizz. The Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Organic Shea Butter nourishes, moisturize and support elasticity so hair resists breakage when detangling. Conditioners provide a protective layer that improves the appearance of split ends. 

I hope you enjoyed reading and let me know what hair products you like to use it want to try!

Goals For My Blog In 2019!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Blogging has taught me so much over the years, but two things have stuck out to me the most. The first thing is confidence. I struggled with my self esteem, but blogging has since boosted my confidence. Writing has made me feel important and I am proud of myself. The second thing is very important, this platform gives you a chance to show everyone who you are and what interests you. You might say why is this an important factor when blogging. I’ll tell you why if you’re a shy person like me, sometimes expressing how you feel and showing people what you like is hard to do in person. So having a diary on the internet gives people an idea of who you are. The cool thing about it is that you find others who enjoy some of the same things as you do.

Not to stray away from the point of this post, but I thought I would share this. It’s not totally random but I do have a point in this situation. In a previous post I wrote about blogging, I explained why writing wasn’t fun for me anymore. I said that I was stuck and I felt like I was forced to stay in one niche. But the whole time I was not blogging I was slowly trying to find my passion for this again. During that time I realized that I need to write what makes me happy and if people enjoy reading my blog, they will come back. 

So with that being said I’m very optimistic about my blog and excited for the posts I have written. When I write my goals it’s to share with other bloggers and non bloggers, but it is a reminder to myself to keep going. Practice  makes perfect, we’ll nothing is perfect but you know what I mean. 

Writing more relatable posts
It’s nice to know that you’re not alone and that’s what I want my blog to be for people. I want others to know that we have similarities between us and we can laugh and talk about them through the computer. I want others to feel comfortable while reading a post. More importantly I want everyone to feel like we’ve been friends for a long time. 

Improving on my photos
Not to toot my own horn, but I’ve come a long way on my photos. I have changed a lot of old photos, because I didn’t either have any to begin with, I didn’t like them or I needed to change my watermark on them. But I’ll talk about photos in another post. There is always a lot you can learn in any craft you want  master in. Whether it’s lighting, position, backing, adding details like props and whatever the case may be. For me I still have things to learn. Maybe I’ll share all of the tips and tricks I have learned, but for now I’ll probably write a post on other websites you will probably find more helpful!

Having a plan
In my older posts I have always had a love/ hate relationship with makin lists and schedules for my blog. I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but it’s actually important. I want blogging to be more than just a hobby, I want to take it more serious while still enjoying it. I hope that makes sense to you. It’s not all bad having a plan and maybe I became stuck with my writing because I had no plan of what I actually wanted to write about. I feel like this hindered me of being where I wanted to be at this point in my blogging life. 

Supporting other bloggers
I do support other bloggers, but I definitely could be doing more. I retweet and like posts, I follow blogs and social media links. But as far as commenting on blog post, I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve been slacking in that aspect. Not because I didn’t want to and I don’t want to make excuses, but I was trying to stay away from blogging as a whole last year and part of the year before that. But it’s very important that we support each other because we are in this blogging thing together! 

Self promoting my posts
I have always had a very hard time promoting my posts. It’s like I don’t want to spam everyone’s timeline with my blog, but that is the only way for people to read it. In the past I have used buffer and hoot suite and both are very helpful. 

I hope you enjoyed reading and if you have any goals for blogging feel free to let me know about them! 

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