Depression... The Taboo... The stigma... The community...

Friday, February 22, 2019

I think we can all agree that there's a sort of taboo surrounding depression.. I mean not so much in recent years because people have been so much more vocal and I think that's incredible...



I mean it sucks that there is this stigma around it like "oh, suck it up" "it's only for the weak of mind" NO! It's real! The sad part is, some people don't even realize whats happening until it's to late and they are deep in the throws of it...

It's normal to want to stay in bed longer and snuggle, it's not however normal to not be able to get out of bed. It's not normal to have to physically force yourself to get up and get your kids to school on time...
Maybe you feel ashamed, maybe you have a really good marriage and really good kids and you feel like you have no right to be depressed... No friends, that's not how it works. Depression does not discriminate.  Maybe you have this guilt that you have a really good life and fear that people will think what could you possible have to complain about.

Guys this is a really hard subject for me because if you aren't in my inner circle I probably have never told you that I struggle with depression.. You know what though it's good to be open, if I would have kept this to myself I probably would have never realized that I'm not alone.

To be honest I don't know when it started, I can't pinpoint a time... I know I didn't realize what it was up until about two years ago. I know I felt ashamed to say it... Everybody has their own problems or issues, everybody has their own struggles and pain. Just because we can't see is doesn't mean its not there or relevant.

Check on your friends that seem like that have it all together because I can almost promise you that they don't...



It also seems like when you are trying to get things together or in order that's when it can rear its ugly head... Like say, trying to restart your blog...

The point is maybe you are struggling in silence and you don't have to friend. There is a whole community out there with you, there are more of us then you know.

I'm here, and if you ever want to talk feel free to message me. In the mean time I'll be over here sniffing my valor and bergamot and reading because believe it or not for me that helps...

Sulfurzyme

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Guys here's something I've been wanting to share for a while, because when you find something you love you can't help but share it right? 

So, one of the MANY products that I love from young living is sulferzymes! It's like little magic pills... I'm over here replacing all the things, sorry not sorry sugar bear hair vites!!! 



Why do I think they are magical? I don't know, maybe it's the way my hair and skin have responded to them!!! What makes them so magical?? I'd say mainly MSM!!! 


Here’s a little info, but I encourage you to GOOGLE MSM BENEFITS. I think you’ll want to add this to your diet, too...
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What is Sulfurzyme?
"Sulfurzyme is a unique combination of MSM, the protein-building compound found in breast milk, fresh fruits and vegetables, and Ningxia wolfberry. Together, they create a new concept in balancing the immune system and supporting almost every major function of the body. MSM has the ability to equalize water inside the cells, which is a considerable benefit for those needing joint support." 


- From the Essential Oil Desk Reference, Life Science Publishing
Why should I take Sulfurzyme?
If you have skin, hair, nails, or joints (and we hope you do), you are likely not getting enough of this compound. Weak and brittle nails, hair that doesn't grow or isn't healthy, joints that are painful, and skin issues can all be giant billboard signs telling you that you need more nutrition in this area. Skin that is ultra sensitive to the topical use of oils can be another telltale sign. This one supplement can do so much to help you benefit from everything else you are doing with your oils to increase your health.
"What makes this product different from the other products is the exceptional purity of MSM we use. This pharmaceutical grade MSM in Sulfurzyme is light years away from the low-grade material imported from Asia. Unfortunately, a great deal of the MSM sold in the U.S. originates from Asia. I believe that the key ingredient that makes Sulfurzyme so effective is the Chinese Wolfberry. With over 18 amino acids and 21 minerals, the wolfberry is one of the most nutrient-dense foods known. Few people realize that in order for us and our pets to properly metabolize the sulfur in MSM, the body requires minerals like molybdenum. When these are missing, MSM does not work as well. This is why wolfberry is so important." - D. Gary Young, founder of Young Living


Want more research on MSM? Try the Miracle of MSM by Stanley Jacob:
http://tinyurl.com/y97dfxvk




Overall friends, these have defiantly shaken up my routine!!! If you have any questions at all about them let me know!!! Also feel free to go to my young living page here !!!


-XOXO

A few things I'm loving in January

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Hey Everyone!!!! Hope you have had an amazing month! January has been a great start to the new year. I figured I'd blog about a few things I'm loving right now!


adidas ultra boost

Ok ladies and gents, this may not be the best picture but these are the best shoes!!! Promise! Here's a little pro tip, go to the adidas outlet for these. They sell these exact ones for $180 at dicks. They were the same price at the outlets but they have 30%-50% off of all the shoes and there's an additional coupon for $25 off a $125 purchase (it's an online coupon for Simon outlets). So it the beginning of the year every one's trying to get into shape, here's your new gym/running shoes!




orange blossom face wash
photo credit @theoilyden on insta


Orange blossom face wash from young living is the end all be all to me. I have tried literally hundreds of face washes! I was an avid clinique user but guys seriously when I turned 30 my face was like whoa girl we are 15 again let's break out! This was my face's saving grace. I will never ever go back, after three years of using orange blossom I can honestly say that! 





grande lash
photo cred @grandecosmetics on insta


I have a whole post devoted to this stuff it's absolutely incredible... My lashes are so much better now then before, in the past five months I have had incredible results and its something that will definitely be sticking around in my beauty arsenal. Check out my blog post review here !!!





peach bubly

Next up peach bubly, ok seriously guys... Sparkling water is how I kicked my soda addiction, I haven't had a coke in almost 3 years... Shocking I know! This helps me stay on track for real guys! This flavor is everything, EVERYTHING!!! I'm all about the peach flavor and this is much better for me then stopping by Starbs for a white citrus peach iced tea with hwc... #ketolife





I could go on and on but I said I would only go over a few things!!!

Until next time loves,

-XOXO










Grande Lash Review

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Hey Lovies!!! So I can't keep quiet any longer about this wonderful lash serum that I've been using...

 I have had lash extensions for the past 2 years and to say that they put some strain on your natural lashes would be an understatement!!! I have always had super shot baby lashes, like 10 coats of mascara later maybe you could see a little somethin somethin...! So lash extensions obviously were calling my name until... duh duh duh... They stared looking less and less full with every fill (insert scream) so what do I do right?!?! I can't stop the lashes that's clearly not an option, I can't go back to that no lash life but something had to be done!


So when my lash lady told me about grande lash I was to say the least skeptical, I mean I had tried these things before and they never worked.... This one though, this one was safe to use with extensions so of obviously I'm all in... Now to give you an idea of my natural lashes, when I went in the first time she had to use mostly 9's but the very longest she could use on my lashes were 12's, seriously nothing longer would stay on.. Now after three months with this serum, this wonderfully amazing grande lash.. I'm happy to report she's now using 16's on my lashes with no problem.... Guys this stuff is so legit and I'm happy to report the fullness is better then ever!!!



           So this was back in august when I started the serum and also right after a fill 
           vs today five days after a fill


                             
                                                                     OCTOBER


JANUARY 






So as you can see I'm a pretty satisfied customer! I will never go back. I actually use it twice a day and it's supposed to only last three months but I still have some left in augusts bottle. You apply it just like you would apply liquid eyeliner. you can get your here directly from the grande lash website or here at sephoria!!!





Let me know if you have tried this before or if you have a different lash serum you prefer! 
Until next time,
-XOXO

2019 here we come!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Wow!! It's been forever.... Like two years, I'm probably talking to myself forever!!!! I mean I'm a mom so I'm pretty much used to talking to myself anyway..... LOL!



So life has been CRA-ZEEE the past few years! I mean everyone has their own things going on lets just say I'm glad it's a new year and I'm committed to making 2019 my best year yet!

I remember starting this blog simply because I liked makeup and because my son was starting kindergarten and I wanted something to distract me from sending my first baby to school...

Now this coming year my third baby is about to start school and I'm like here you go take all my kids... hahaha!!! Just kidding but stay at home moms you know what I'm saying!!

I love my kids more then anything but it's defiantly easy to get sucked into this thought sucking vortex of I'm just a mom....

FIRST OF ALL..... No you are not just a mom, we need to stop looking at ourselves as not enough because we stay home with our kids.... Now this is not at all to discredit working moms, I've done both and I can honestly say that sometimes being a stay at home mom can be a lonely place sometimes... Just like being a working mom can come with (at least it did for me) immense guilt for feeling like you are missing out on your kids lives.



So I'm going through a re-branding of sorts... I want to pick this blog up and build a community of moms and women in general that can lift each other up, support each other when the days look and feel dark...
That can support each other through the mom guilt of both having to work and wishing we had to work!

So this is me, talking from my little corner of the Internet... If you are still interested in following I will be posting about

-Motherhood
-Keto
-Makeup
-Oils
-Faith
-Community
-Depression
-Aging Backwards
-Building our empire
-Bossing Up
-Marriage
-Traveling
-Decor
-Building a House
-Chalk Painting
-Clothes/Fashion


That should pretty much cover it... I hope you guys stick around.... 
Until next time,
        -XOXO





Bellimisa Masterful Eyes Mascara

Sunday, November 6, 2016


Hey loves!!! How's it going? It's only a four day work week, thank you to our Veterans!!!
 
So I have something to go over with you today that I'm really excited about... It's the Bellimisa Masterful eyes mascara. Guys you know I have itty bitty baby lashes and when you have those type lashes it's really easy to get that spider eye look when applying multiple layers of mascara. Guess what?!?!? This mascara was formulated with a creamy texture that is great for building layers!! UMMM, YES PLEASE!!! I have to tell you after using this for a stretch of time I'm still surprised when I wake up in the morning that I don't look like I have two black eyes! Really guys, this is one of the only mascaras that I've had success with not flaking and it has actually lived up to it water resistant claim.

This mascara is conditioning, lengthening and shaping my baby lashes and it's doing it all without the chemicals and toxins. I mean look, it's free of paragons, dea/tea, propylene, glycol & harmful preservatives.
Not only that but this stuff is jam packed with vitamin e which conditions the lash & peptide which helps restructure and help with lash growth. It's also safe for sensitive eyes and cruelty free.








It defiantly gave my lashes a volumizing effect and I love the water-resistant finish.  




Now something to mention is that bellimisa has a subscription service. The reason I like the idea of getting mascara sent to me automatically is because I don't ever have to worry about it getting old and crusty and making my eyes water. Here's the details on how you can get yours.

HOW TO PURCHASE : 
You can either purchase a Monthly (30 day cycle) or Bi-Monthly (60 day cycle) subscription for $16. Billed and shipped monthly, Exclusive pricing, No commitment, & Free shipping. If you do not want to commit, you can purchase a single tube of Masterful Eyes Mascara for $28 a tube. Also with the subscription service, you have the option to add on our other products - Natural Fiber Brow Gel ($14), Hydrating Silk Remover ($10) or Facial Cleansing Sponge ($4) These cannot be purchased separately.  
Use code bblogger to get $2 off your monthly subscription!

I have really begun to love this mascara and see a big difference in the health of my lashes.

Do you have a favorite mascara? I'd love to hear your thoughts!!!

Bellimisa sent this to me for an honest review, all opinions on the product are my own.

-XOXO


My top pics for the Sephora ROUGE VIB sale

Thursday, November 3, 2016

So guys the Sephora sale is TOMORROW!! Who's excited?!?! I know I am, so I thought I would do this post to either tell you what I would repurchase or what I plan on purchasing with my 20% off...

Ok so here goes! First up, a clarisonic! Do you have a clarisonic? I have three!! You can see I really like them, right?!?! I have the mia, mia 2 and the mia fit.. All of which I love, it just so happens that sephora has a holiday kit for the mia 2 for $169 then you can add the 20% on top of that. That's an amazing deal!!






Next up the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics I did a review on this you can fine that  here . This palette would be a great addition to your collection or a great gift. The normal price is $55.00 so your saving a chunk getting it with this sale.





Have you been wanting to try out a good contour kit but didn't know which to try or if you would even be able to figure it out once you got it? Well I've got the perfect user friendly kit I always tell people if you are a beginner and not sure how to contour this kit is for you! The brush is not included but it is a MUST!! Now I'm not saying this kit is only for beginners it's my personal favorite. It's the kat von d shade & light palette, I did a review before you can find it   here. The palette itself is $46.00 at sephora and the brush is $34.00.





Next up, now this is something I plan on purchasing it's the kat von d metalmatte eyeshadow palette. It's $60.00 and it looks amazing! It has both mattes and metals and it's supposed to be great for maturing eyes. I don't know if you know this or not but it's not easy to use metallics on aging eyes it just seems to pronounce all the lines. So i'm super excited to try this, also it's huge! 


I have been dying to try Huda Beauty lippies, they have this cool little set for $24 so I'm defiantly scooping this up!





At this time of year bare minerals always comes out with their huge holiday sizes and while I don't need another foundation from them I might grab this super size mineral veil for $38.00.







Look how cute these glitter tweezerman tweezers are!!! They are $30 for the pair! I think I will defiantly be scooping these up...


That's about all for me, I mean I might get there and totally change my mind but for now this is what i'm thinking! Maybe I will grab a mascara too, who knows?!?! 

What do you think? Is there anything you will be grabbing with this sale?? i'm so excited!!!!




-XOXO

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