IN THE MORNING: Home is where the Heart is 

A little back story so I was watching this documentary called the minimalist(its on Netflix btw) and it really did open my eyes and give me a change in perspective

They essentially talk about how we usually collect all this stuff most of which we don’t use or has no value to us and how we can de-clutter our lives and have happier ones as a result

I immediately went through my clothes and took out items I knew I wouldn’t wear and decided to donate them instead

But I did minimal things here and there because I do believe you can still have decor in your house that means something to you

Five item essentials to make your home and you(obviously) a little brighter and better:

  1. This Himalayan rock salt lamp is a must have for your room or living room. When my mom first bought this I was a bit skeptical but when its turned on and you touch it, you immediately become calm. It can clean the air around you and can be used when doing some meditation. Its not too bulky so it won’t take a lot of space in your house. Also its 16 bucks which is a steal (compared to reg price)!!Screen Shot 2017-07-31 at 8.57.09 AM.png
  2. On the subject of Himalayan salt, there is also a cutting board which seems pretty cool and can also give a lot of flavor to your food! If your a foodie and love to cook this is definitely something to try out in a house or over the grill. I suggest getting the tray as well since the himalayan salt can get dirty. This retails for 30 dollars.Screen Shot 2017-07-31 at 9.11.07 AM.png
  3. Blankets are probably one of my favorite things in the whole world and because of this I keep a few in the living room for myself and guest. I like really soft cozy ones but that can be affordable. Target is a great place to get your monies worth without putting a hole in your pocket.

    Items above by number: 1. 2. 3. 4.

  4. Candles!! They smell so good and can give you a relaxing vibe (if your in the mood). They also can give your room a cute look without being overwhelming. I personally love candles in my room. Just remember to turn them off. I usually prefer candles in jars.

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5. Last but not least some plants or flowers are great to give your place a cute look without spending a bunch of dollarrss. Remembering to water a plant is sometimes a hard job but seeing it grow is actually really rewarding. You can get flowers and plant seeds at your local store. Down below I’ll show some of my favorite flowers/plants.

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AND thats is all Comment,like, share and tell me some of your favorite items and if you would like me to do more of these

(images from section 1 is from amazon, images from section two is William and Sonoma, images from section 3 and 4 from target and images from section 5 is home depot)

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IN THE AFTERNOON: Update on HAIR PRODUCTS

SOOO yayyyy it’s been a month or so that I have tried out these products and thought it would be a good time to give my update on them

Now for those of you that are probably reading this like what hair products I’ll leave a link right here

So starting off with the CHI INFRA shampoo I really like this product because it smells good almost like a cologne kind of smell and it’s not as sudsy as other shampoos I’ve tried it also cleans my hair really well. Also I use about two dime size of this product meaning this will last me a lifetime. ALSOOO THE 32 OZ IS ON SALEEEE FOR THE SAME PRICE AS THE 12 OZ ON ULTA!!!

The only negative thing that I have to say about this product is if I use like a treatment or product before using the shampoo my hair can feel kind of stiff after I wash it out but when I use it regularly it works good

The CURLS blueberry bliss leave in conditioner GAME CHANGERRRRR I’m in love with this stuff not only does it smell like blueberries(yum) it works so well on my hair and I don’t have to use a lot I usually use two quarter size on my hair and trust me when I say  usually use a lot of product in my hair (way more then two quarter sizes) but this stuff is BOMB and the SLIP is amazing

Carols Daughter sacred tiare fortifying conditioner another winning streak for me again its smells amazing and I like that it has a pump( I get lazy squeezing a bottle) and the slip on this is amazing I use about a palm size on my hair and it works wonders the only thing I’m sad about is that I wish they had a bigger size because I can see myself running out of this in about a month

SO THATS IT! LMK if you want me to do another random product try out I’ll love to experiment more on my hair on any products you would like me to try

Also what works for me might not work for you I have 3b/3c curly hair but all the ingredients on these products are safe and could work on anyones hair

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IN THE : Why I Dislike Makeup/Beauty Trends

This is a random post for a random rant kind of day

Five reasons why I dislike makeup/beauty trends:

JUST an FYI its not that I hate the trends but these are just things that bug me out and might even bug you out

  1. Everyone(meaning beauty gurus or insta makeup guru or aspiring blah) swears by these oil or these brushes and I’ll tell you why I dislike it too and its because it unrealistic and what works for them might not work for you we all have different skin, texture, pigmentation etc… but saying that everyone that has tried it has gotten this magical skin is like hmmmmmmmm
  2. Everyone is starting to look the same and hey if your doing a cosmetic treatment for you go ahead but we should start to question why some beauty gurus are looking alike and start to remember that its good to be different
  3. This is just a personal hate of mine but NOSE HIGHLIGHTING now I do highlight my nose but some of the makeup I see while I scroll through my instagram/snapchat, the highlight on the nose is EXCESSIVE and it just looks too much and I get it if its for the occasional going out but everyday its just too muchhh
  4. Gimmicky teas and such and although they could actually work I think its best for the consumer to just have a balanced diet
  5. Everyone all of a sudden is a makeup artist and hey if thats what you want to do for the rest of your life don’t let me bring you down but not everyone can do makeup and the average person is also a self taught makeup artist

BONUS: Because I just remembered this while upload the picture OVER LINING THE LIPS

all I’m going to say about this is that we notice we can see it maybe not in pictures but when you hit that door outside we are aware

LOL sorry for this long rant guys this is just things that have been bugging me out for a while and I had to share let me know if I missed anything

Also comment if you agree disagree what you ate hows your day LOL ill love to hear from you guys

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IN THE TEMPRANO: New Beginnings 

I truly believe that everything happens for a reason and that most times we can’t control what happens to us 

BUT we can control how we react to these things 

NOW I wanted to make this short but very informative because let’s be honest sometimes reading long article,blogs journals etc.. is a lot so bare with me 

This summer has taught me a lot about myself and although it’s not completely over yet I thought reflecting midway would be a good idea 

Now I’m not perfect and I make mistakes all the time but I always try to improve myself and make myself to be the best version of me 

And yes that sounds corny but it’s true and it’s also necessary 

I am trying to get back to the basics the parts that I really liked about myself that I’ve lost but I’m also evolving myself and reaching out when I can 

So I say all of this to let you guys know that it’s okay to feel down and to have off days 

It’s okay if you need outlets and extra help (having a therapist doesn’t mean your insane) and I think it’s great to ponder and reflect on the things you need to improve in yourself

You can become new everyday. You can have a new beginning 

All you have to do is try to be the best you that you can be 

Now I challenge you to try something new tomorrow it could be anything and it could be small but just try it 

LIKE, COMMENT SHARE LAUGH CRY EAT whatever gets you through the day :))))) have a great one though 


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IN THE LATE LATE NIGHT: Darkest before the Dawn 

So my health has been pretty much Crap and I’ve been feeling pretty low most days but It’s fine cause I’ll get better

It is true what they say that you might have some pretty bad days but there would always be some good the key is to be optimistic, to understand the situation your in now, own it and figure out how to either fix it or work around it

And trust me when I say this is probably a big low for me this summer because everytime I think I’m getting better with my health something else happens

BUTTTTT a lot of good has come out of this and I’ll tell you some

First I realized that I need to eat better and have a healthier lifestyle if I want to enjoy my time here and I just need to be more aware of what I’m putting into my body

I realized that’s getting sick really sucks and not knowing what’s going on with you sucks even more

I realized that I need other outlets that can help me balance and keep me sane and one of those things is Headspace (App) it’s basically a meditation app and the guy that talks for the meditation; his voice is so soothing and after a session I promise you’ll feel zen

I also pray, I know for some that isn’t an option but an alternative could be mediation similar to meditation, prayer keeps me happy and optimistic while also giving me some peace

I also read because it calms me down while also teaching me something right now I read medical journals because they just interest me

I also realize that people really do work at their own pace and that right now my body is saying to take care of myself

I am more aware of myself and my surroundings and am taking the steps to better myself and I hope that this could inspire or comfort someone that is going through a similar situation

Comment, Like, Share would love to hear ya!! Have a great day and if your having a really bad day just remember that after darkness is light.


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Also lmk if you guys want me to recommend any bible apps or medical journals apps :))))

IN THE GoOD MORNING:SUMMER Care

So I decided to write some summer essential/needs for anyone that is going to be out in the summer:

  1. Since I have dry skin (as you guys already know) I tend to get even more dry in the summer especially around my face area because I also wear makeup so to combat that I use a facial cleansing oil. I’ve been using the Julep love your bare face and it has been amazinggggggg. Its 28 zollas which is a bit expensive for 3.5 oz but its worth it.

And I am hard to impress but this stuff I LOVE. Not only does it get rid of all your makeup and you won’t have to go in with wipes or another cleansing wash. It also hydrates and balances your skin. Its crazy because I’ve noticed my skin becoming more normal after using this. You can use this to cleanse your face daily or to take off your makeup.

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  1. Rose waterrrrr has been a holy grail for me. I use it for everything to refresh my face, to set my makeup, to hydrate my skin everyyyything. Now I have two that I enjoy first being the Mario Badescu rose water because its cheap 7 zollas for 4.0 oz and its really sets your face and hydrates your skin.

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2. But the rosewater I’m super impressed with is the glossier soothing face mist. Now I’m already an advocate for glossier stuff because everything that I have purchased from them has done my face wonders. I don’t know what it is about this face mist but it can set and hydrate but also it balances your skin. I saw a dramatic difference in the way my skin looked and feel it was crayy. Also it has a lovely scent for those that like a good scent.  Screen Shot 2017-07-07 at 11.35.28 AM.png Its 18 dollars and I’ve repurchased this twice.

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Now the last two items I want to talk about our my favs favs

One is the simple protecting light moisturizer in spf 15 this is awesome for the summer because for dry skin people who have those issues of finding a facial cream or even a body lotion that’ll moisturize your skin without leaving like an oily residue is hard. But this is it and its works very well under makeup as well. Its gentle on the skin and really hydrates. Its 10 dollars which is awesome (thank god for drugstore brands)

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Now the lasstttt thing (sorry by the way that this is a bit longer then most post but I get super excited about skin care) is the Anderson Lilley Manhattan beach beach butter body cream. This stuff is sooo good. It smells amazing, it literally smells like being at the beach and its super hydrating on the skin. I put this on multiple times a day because its so good. Price is 24 dollass for 5 oz and its very much worth it. It can be used for your body or as a hand cream.

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So that is all thanks for being here on this long post. Comment, share or like beloww and tell me about any products I should try out any products that I miss or if you’ve tried any of these products.

Comment if you would like to see more post like this or any ideassss. THANKSS

 

IN THE MORNING: HELP

Theres nothing wrong with asking someone for help

And I know its hard for some people because being prideful is a really hard thing to deal with

And having to ask for help could seem more like a job then actually something that could help you in the future

BUT we all need help sometimes no matter how independent we might think we are

And it could be for the smallest thing or for a life changing thing but you need help

So ask for help!

You might not like the answers and you might not even like what people have to tell you or when they also include their opinion along with their answer

But thats a step you took and eventually if you keep asking question and figure out whats the right question to ask then you’ll get the answer you want

And nothing feels better then getting the right answer

or better an answer and an action

SO I’m here to tell  you that SUCK IN YOUR PRIDE and just ask the question

and if you don’t get the answer you want then ask a better question or ask someone else because eventually you’ll get the answer

AND don’t give up just don’t….don’t do it….. I’m telling you not to

Because eventually you’ll look back and think maybe I should of done more or maybe I should have asked that question

AND last thought (promise)

If the answers are taking a little longer then usually to get to you BE PATIENT I understand I’m very impatient myself but a desperate person looking for an answer is not the best thing

So relax, ask questions and wait to see what comes along

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IN THE EARLY MORNING: Comfyy Clothes

Now no one can tell me they don’t have their favorite pair of jeans or shirt and some sweats

I know comfy clothes might not be for everyone because lets be honest some people like dressing nice everyday and that completely fine

But if your like me and you look at assembling an outfit as a chore then you would probably look at your stack of clothes(cause who folds them or puts them in hangers anymore) and pick any random thing that looks decent and be on your way

And I am saying this because lets give awareness to comfy clothes and maybe even a THANK YOU (yay) because those days you stay home all day or you have to run to the store or go to that 8:00am class thank your comfy clothes for being there for you

And because they are super comfortable and usually affordable and no matter how many stains or holes they have you’ll probably never get rid of them

Lets not forget all those times that you needed something for a long day or for a lazy day and your comfy clothes were there

For those that don’t have comfy clothes though but want to have some because my post inspired you (YAY) or not here are some tips/ideas on what clothes to get

SO your in the store and you don’t know what clothes to buy and your thinking really hard about this you might want to look at some the sweats/pj shorts sections you can always find some nice sweats and comfy clothes there

Buy a size bigger if you like the extra space/baggy feels (I personally prefer this option)

Oversized anything is awesome

Look for long sleeve shirts if its cold or flowy shirts if its hot

And last but not least make sure your comfortable in it!

Like this post if you liked it 😉 Comment below your favorite comfy clothes or if you would like me to give you some links/ideas where you can get comfy clothes I would love to hear from you guys!!

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IN THE MORNING : PACING 

There is nothing wrong with working at your own pace or having your own pace 
And I completely understand that sometimes working at your own pace is not an option when there are other factors involved
BUTTTTTTTTT  I am here to tell you and you and youuuuu that working at your own pace is completely FINE 
I know it can be a little discouraging when everyone else is getting a house or a car or is settled down and your still living with a roommate or still have that horrible job 
But all of this is temporary all of this will end eventually 
If you think back in time, you weren’t taking L’s(loses) forever….eventually something good came along 
And sometime gals and guys we will have to take those L’s because it’s life and there’s not much we can do about it
But even when you getting back on your feet from all those L’s you can start to work at a better you and I’m not here promoting you to sit on the couch all day and think about it and eat those nachos (I mean eat your nachos) 
BUTTTTTTTT(how many times am I going to say but) if you need some time to chill and relax and collect your thoughts thats completely fine 
And don’t let anyone make you feel guilty if one day all you want to do is chug a bottle of wine or watch a marathon because it is your right 
So do what you gottaaa do and be great!!!!

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IN THE GOOD MORNING: CURVY GIRLS

Well a little back story before I begin 

First let me just say I’m pretty late to the grey’s anatomy boat but this show is just too good I go through seasons so fast and now I’m up to season 7 Episode 16

Let me know whats your favorite season?

Anyways so when I was younger all my cousins were pretty skinny and I was always one of the curvier girls however in a Spanish household they consider you fat

I hadn’t realized till now that their was nothing wrong with the weight I had back then and that the influence your family has on you was tremendous 

Anyways I would always try these diets and try to lose those extra 20 pounds until I got to college 

And let me tell you when I got to college I gained so much weight probably like 40-50 pounds in a span of 2 years 

And it had a tremendous impact on me because again my family made sure I knew about the weight gain and my cousins were still skinny 

Now being the odd ball out is hard because you don’t feel worthy but a couple of weeks ago I’ve been having stomach pains (really bad ones) and I decided that I need to change my eating habits

And although I love food, I also love my life and I know that I have to do better for me and for no one else

And this took me a really long time to understand because before I would try to lose weight to get more guys to notice me or to get my family to be happy with the weight I was 

But now I realize that any change I make to my life is for me and has to be for me and to all the curvy girls that want to stay curvy DO IT! screw what anyone says!

Curvy girls can be fit and now all I want to do is eat better and become fit! 

Side note: Im LOVINGGGG how society is now loving curvy girls

YAS to the thunder thighs and the little rolls 

Let me know your experience with weight gain or how you dealt with your family 

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