Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Counseling

Hello Everyone!


As some of you may know, I have depression and anxiety. Back in April, I started to notice that my mental health issues began to affect different aspects my life. Depression and anxiety can leave you feeling sad, anxious, afraid, tired, and alone...or at least those are some of the things I feel.

After trying to cope with my feelings on my own, I recently decided to go back into counseling. I also went to counseling during my Junior and Senior year in college. I'm all for getting treatment for mental health, but I realized I wasn't taking my own advice. Having a B.A. in Psychology, you would think I would have sought out treatment before now. I think it was hard admitting myself that It's ok not to be ok.


Strength 

Like so many people, I was in denial that I was finding it hard to cope with depression and anxiety. Depression can be hard. Anxiety can be hard as well. I used to feel life was so unfair that I struggle with both, sometimes at the same time.  I felt like I was putting on a brave face for the world, but I felt like my world was slowly falling apart.

After going to my first therapy session in years, I started to feel some relief when I talked about some of the things bothering me. For those of you that have never been in counseling, your first visit is typically an intake and plan for treatment.


Wisdom

By the end of my first session, my counselor asked me how did I feel, and I answered hopeful. Hopeful is a word I haven't used in so long regarding my anxiety and depression issues. I feel hopeful that with therapy, working on my treatment plan, lifestyle changes, and medication that I can begin my journey on feeling better again.

July 2018 Posts

Happy 4th of July

Perfect Peach Lipstick 

Zoya Lipsticks

Monday, July 16, 2018

Zoya Lipsticks

Hello Everyone!


* Disclaimer: This post contains PR Samples provided Zoya Nail Polish for review purposes. I would like to thank Zoya Nail Polish for sending these products. All opinions are 100% my own. Product information is provided by www.zoya.com


Lipstick is one one of my favorite makeup products. I love trying different brands of lipstick. So naturally when I found out Zoya Nail Polish also sold lipstick on and website, I was interested in trying them! These lipsticks were displayed in my Spring/Summer 2018 Makeup Haul



Layne by Zoya is a medium dusty rose in a hydrating cream formula.

Back to basics but even better; Zoya perfects the classic lipstick cream formula to allow lips to stay moist for hours without the mess. The medium wear formula is specifically designed to last 4 to 6 hours without cracking or drying. All this in a light weight yet well pigmented unflavored formula that you're going to love. Trust us!



Addie by Zoya is a pinky nude apricot in a hydrating cream formula.

Back to basics but even better; Zoya perfects the classic lipstick cream formula to allow lips to stay moist for hours without the mess. The medium wear formula is specifically designed to last 4 to 6 hours without cracking or drying. All this in a light weight yet well pigmented unflavored formula that you're going to love. Trust us!



Cameron by ZOYA is a creamy nude lipstick with a hydrating, satin cream finish. Flattering on all skin types, this shade has a flawless, opaque formula for luxe lips all year round!

Back to basics but even better; Zoya perfects the classic lipstick cream formula to allow lips to stay moist for hours without the mess. The medium wear formula is specifically designed to last 4 to 6 hours without cracking or drying. All this in a light weight yet well pigmented, unflavored formula that you're going to love. Trust us!


My Thoughts

I absolutely LOVE these lipsticks! The formula is creamy and not drying my lips. The colors are so pigmented and long lasting. Cameron is the only color that gave me a little trouble because it looked a little patchy when applied to my lips. After 3 applications of lipstick I finally achieved the look I wanted. I think im going to pair Cameron with a lip liner or a clear lip gloss next time. Layne is a beautiful mauve shade that goes well with a variety of makeup looks. Addie is my favorite shade. Addie's soft pinky nude apricot color makes a beautiful lipstick!


July 2018 Posts

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Pilar in the Pantry: Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce and Homemade Meatballs

Hello Everyone!


Today I'm sharing a easy meal that I made back in April, slow cooker spaghetti and homemade meatballs. It's no secret that I love using my crock pot to make meals, but for some reason I never cooked the spaghetti sauce in the Crock Pot. This has to be the simplest meal that I have made in a long time!


For this Spaghetti Dinner I made my own homemade meatballs, but you can always use frozen meatballs. As a healthier alternative, I always baked my meatballs in the oven instead of trying them. I cooked the sauce and meatballs on high for about 4 hours. I also made the garlic butter for the garlic bread. For my Garlic Bread RecipeCLICK HERE. About 30 minutes before the sauce was done, I boiled the noodles in a pot on the stove.


For the side salad


The finished product. The spaghetti dinner was pretty good. This meal is so quick and easy to make! I think that I'll start cooking the spaghetti sauce and homemade meatballs in the Crock Pot more often! 



Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Perfect Peach Lipstick

Hello Everyone!


I was going through some of my drafted posts, and I mentioned that I wanted to incorporate more peach in my makeup looks. Today I wanted to focus on a peach lipstick that I love wearing, Colourpop Echo Park.


Me wearing Colourpop Ultra Satin Lipstick (USL) in Echo Park topped with Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss in Sugar High. 

July 2018 Post

Happy 4th of July


June 2018 Posts

Spring/Summer 2018 Makeup Haul

Festival Ready Makeup Feat. BH Cosmetics Weekend Festival Palette 


Summer Glam Makeup Feat. Tigi Cosmetics

Covergirl Trublend Matte Made Foundation

Moisturizing Summer Skincare Routine 

Bath & Body Works SAS Haul Summer 2018




Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!


I still can't believe it's July! Today's post was spur of the moment, but here's a little recap of my day. Today was a pretty easy day (it's just too hot outside!) My mom loves July 4th, and I spent the day with her. 


4th of July selfie


Old Navy Flag Tee


On the menu slow cooker bbq shredded chicken, baked beans, and Lays Lightly Salted Chips


For dessert I made banana pudding 


I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July!


June 2018 Posts

Spring/Summer 2018 Makeup Haul

Festival Ready Makeup Feat. BH Cosmetics Weekend Festival Palette 


Summer Glam Makeup Feat. Tigi Cosmetics

Covergirl Trublend Matte Made Foundation

Moisturizing Summer Skincare Routine 

Bath & Body Works SAS Haul Summer 2018







Saturday, June 30, 2018

Bath & Body Works Summer Candles 2018

Hello Everyone!


Today I'm sharing my Summer Candles Collection, As promised in my Bath &Body Works SAS Summer 2018 Haul . During April and May I picked up and exchanged a few candles from Bath & Body Works. Some candles are long time favorites such as Pineapple Mango, Watermelon Lemonade, Georgia Peach, and Mango Coconut (aka Mango Coconut Cooler). I'm also sharing candles that I wanted to try. Near the end of this post I'll be showing the new Summer Collection at Bath & Body Works.


Memorial Day Mini Haul 


I was surprised I liked this candle since it has a floral scent. It's not a strong floral scent, more of a fresh floral scent.


Happy Island Papaya smells so wonderful! How cute is this magnetic sea shell candle topper?!


Mango Coconut and Happy Island Papaya make a great candle combination!


Tiki Beach is new to my collection. This has a light coconut beach type scent. 

The New Summer 2018 Candles at Bath & Body Works 


Orange Cream Soda


Cherry Snow Cone 


Boardwalk


Endless Weekend 


Waffle Cone


Pool Party


Other than the cute packaging, I'm not that impressed with this year's Summer collection. Endless Weekend is the only candle I might purchase in the future since it smells the same every year. 


What are some of your favorite Summer candles?


June 2018 Posts

Spring/Summer 2018 Makeup Haul

Festival Ready Makeup Feat. BH Cosmetics Weekend Festival Palette 


Summer Glam Makeup Feat. Tigi Cosmetics

Covergirl Trublend Matte Made Foundation

Moisturizing Summer Skincare Routine 

Bath & Body Works SAS Haul Summer 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018

My Life in June 2018

Hello Everyone!


It's time for another monthly lifestyle post! I worked on a lot of upcoming drafted posts, so I can't show some of the pics I took this month.

Selfies


Festival Ready Makeup Feat. BH Cosmetics Weekend Festival Palette 


Another flower crown I made for this look.


I used Tigi Cosmetics for this FOTDq


Summer Glam Makeup also Feat. Tigi Cosmetics 


June 21st was the first day of Summer and National Selfie Day.  I didn't get to take a selfie on that day, so I just used one of my pictures I took last weekend. 

Food


Rainy Night and Homemade Slow Cooker Chili. This was my first time making homemade chili. It was pretty good!

Miscellaneous 


My Spring/Summer 2018 Collective Haul 


Bath & Body Works SAS Haul Summer 2018


This is the 3rd Bath & Body Works I visited during the SAS (the sale ends July 5th). The sun was so bright when I took this picture!


New Fine Fragrances


Cute store display


I finally found a crate Bath & Body Works lol!


Moisturizing Summer Skincare Routine 


These are the items I won in my blogger friend Drea's giveaway on Instagram! Thanks again Drea!


June 23rd was National Pink Day!



 June 2018 Posts

Spring/Summer 2018 Makeup Haul

Festival Ready Makeup Feat. BH Cosmetics Weekend Festival Palette 


Summer Glam Makeup Feat. Tigi Cosmetics

Covergirl Trublend Matte Made Foundation

Moisturizing Summer Skincare Routine 

Bath & Body Works SAS Haul Summer 2018

Counseling

Hello Everyone! As some of you may know, I have depression and anxiety. Back in April, I started to notice that my mental health issues...