Lifestyle

Good Vibes Only

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This isn’t one of my usual posts, but I felt inspired to talk about positivity and how important it really is. I recently came across a post from The Zoe Report on Instagram (I love their account as it always has really great inspiration) and it reminded me how much we all need to do this on the daily. No one day is the same, but let’s make each day better than the last. Why the hell not?!

I usually wake up early everyday to get my workout in, take the dog out, and make some coffee before my hubby wakes up. There’s something about having those moments to yourself early in the morning that tend to put my day on track. Though, like anyone else’s day, it can spiral and sometimes it feels as though the world is against you.

I try to find ways to fulfill my day from morning till night and keep positive vibes going throughout the day. With all the negativity in the world today, it can be hard. I’ve dealt with anxiety for years now. There’s nothing that quite describes it better than, it sucks.

I’ve found that taking a moment to take in the day with breathing exercises and meditation really seems to help my mental clarity. It’s helped me be more present when things can sometimes feel like they are out of control. It tends to bring me back to my center and feel more focused on the tasks at hand.

We live in a crazy, busy, judgy wudgy world and I think it’s always important to step back and find the positive in something. Even if it’s something so minute, it’s still something that brings YOU joy. We need to be more kind to ourselves and to also remember that we don’t always know what someone else may be going through. You never know, you may just make someone’s day with your uplifting, positive attitude.

 

Good. Vibes. Only.

Please, and thank you

Makeup

The Pink Eyeliner That Will Change Your Makeup Game

I hope y’all had a great weekend! The hubs and I finally started packing up our apartment to move into our new home in Orlando! We’ve grown to love the big city of Orlando over the last year and all it offers (including great restaurants; we’re total foodies!). It’s been a long time coming and we’re so excited!

I recently have been in a makeup rut. I’ve been go go go lately (new house, crazy work schedule, etc) and, to me, I tend to do more simple makeup as the weather is stifling here in the Summer. Not to mention, I’m pretty sure this is the hottest Summer thus far. So, to give my eyes a little pizazz, I decided to use a colorful eyeliner. I love using a product as simple as an eyeliner to give my makeup a whole new vibe.

I recently picked up the new Make Up For Ever Artist pencil in a hot pink color and fell in love. These pencils can be used for eyes, lips, and brows however you see fit. They’re creamy and glide on super easy that it literally took me two minutes to do my eye makeup. Who doesn’t love that?! The strip of hot pink across the lash line was subtle yet impressive. Women were so intrigued and I received so many thoughtful comments. It totally inspired me and made my day.

What’re some ways you spice up your makeup??

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Summer Makeup Vibes

Summer is upon us here in Florida and I’m loving every minute of it. Yes, it is blazing hot and requires me to take multiple showers a day, but I just can’t get enough of the longer days and fresh everything. It’s my favorite time of year.

This makeup is my go-to look for Summertime; most of all, because it’s easy. Summer is always the time of year I can get away with putting little to no effort into my look. Of course, I can’t imagine walking out of the house without a stitch of makeup on. In this case, I like to focus on my skin and make that the focal point of my look rather than a dramatic eye. A fresh, natural glow can actually be one of the hardest makeup looks to achieve. Making your makeup look like “I just woke up like this,” is challenging but yet doable. This time of year is the best time to practice this technique. I always love a good challenge so I love to see how I can improve on this.

Here’s a “barely there” makeup look I did a few weeks ago.

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Makeup

My Favorite Concealer and Why I May Never Turn Back

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If there was one product I couldn’t live without on the daily, it would have to be concealer. I would throw down for concealer if it came down to it. I have been super insecure about my dark circles for as long as I can remember and it is something that I have had the hardest time trying to cover up. I feel as though I’ve tried every concealer under the sun to help with this issue with some no avail.

I’ve been a MAC Pro Longwear Concealer girl for years now. I do love this concealer. It covers nicely, the product is consistent, and the color matching is right on point, as they have ones for warm and cool toned skin. I just feel I’m in a concealer rut. I have always had a belief that our skin gets used to certain products and they don’t lay like they originally did; with this being said, I think it is necessary to switch up products every once in a while to refresh our look as our skin ages.

At a girl’s night out a few months back, my girlfriend Keira (she’s a fabulous blogger and you should check her out) mentioned she had been using the NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer and raved about how much she was enjoying it. I was extremely intrigued and went ahead and ordered a pot.

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The moment it came in, I shelved my MAC concealer and haven’t looked back. I have to say this concealer is one of the best I’ve seen. It goes on super smooth without creasing.  The texture doesn’t get cakey and thick either like some concealers tend to do. I chose the shade Custard which matches perfect with my olive skin tone. I apply it with my beauty blender and buff it into the skin all the way around the eye area. I also like to add a little concealer to my nose and chin since my allergies tend to make them a touch pink. I wear this all day and by the time I wash my face at night, it’s still covering my imperfections. Another plus, it’s been about two months since I purchased it and I have barely made a dent in the pot, so you do get your monies worth with this one.

 

What is your absolute favorite concealer?