Sunday, October 24, 2021

The Ultimate Skincare Sunday

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Today I'm having the Ultimate Skincare Sunday at home. I'm doing a full skincare routine, and my nails. 

Since I usually show my bathtime routines, today I wanted to stick with my shower routine. I love baths, but I usually take more showers.  This is my current set up in my shower caddy.


I love this body wash. Dove has some of the best body washes. 


Sunday Skincare Face Products 


I received this as a gift from Vanity Planet about two months ago and I love it! 


The steam feels so good on my face. 


I can't wait to incorporate this facial steamer in more of my skincare routines


The weather is all over the place again. It feels cool in the morning and warm in the afternoon. I've switched over to using more hydrating products to keep my skin hydrated. I love this DERMA E Vitamin E Skin Oil. I use on my face and my body. 


Now for nail care. I've been caring for my nails for a while now so I know what works and what doesn't work for them. Having nutrient deficiencies can cause my nails to be brittle, but my nails have been getting stronger. Remember nail care is also important when doing skincare routines.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Countdown to Christmas on Hallmark Channel

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It's that time of year again! Countdown to Christmas begins tonight on Hallmark Channel! Tonight is the first Christmas Hallmark Movie for the upcoming Christmas Season. I like to watch a few Hallmark Christmas Movies. I know some may think Christmas movies can be cheesy, but I think these types of movies can show the spirit of the season through hope, love, and kindness. In the world we live in now, I think these movies help remind of us there is still good in this world. Don't forget those little magical moments.


It's starting! 🙂🎄


You, Me, & The Christmas Trees 


This was the alternative, but I just had regular popcorn instead. 

I'm unsure if I'm going to watch all three premieres this weekend, but I'm making tonight a movie night. I made a cup of Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate and a bowl of popcorn. 


This is a pretty good movie!

Friday October 22, 2021 @ 8:00 PM / 7:00c

You, Me & The Christmas Trees


Photo and movie information courtesy of hallmarkchannel.com

Olivia is Connecticut’s resident expert on evergreens who, just days before the holiday, agrees to help Jack, a fourth generation Christmas tree farmer in Avon. A mysterious illness has befallen their firs, causing them to die out and threatening his family’s 100-year business. As Olivia tries to get to the root of the problem and extends her stay in town, she and Jack spend more time together and feelings begin to develop. Starring Danica McKellar, Benjamin Ayres and Jason Hervey.

Saturday October 23, 2021 @ 8:00 PM / 7:00c

Boyfriends of Christmas Past


Photo and movie information courtesy of hallmarkchannel.com

Leading up to Christmas, marketing executive, Lauren, is visited by the ghosts of four ex boyfriends. She must learn to open her heart or risk losing her best friend, Nate. Starring Catherine Haena Kim, Raymond Ablack and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee.

Sunday, October 24, 2021 @ 8:00 PM / 7:00c

The Santa Stakeout


Photo and movie information courtesy of hallmarkchannel.com

Tanya is a police detective who is reluctantly partnered with fellow detective Ryan to solve a recent string of heists taking place during high-profile holiday parties around town. They go undercover as newlyweds Tasha and Rupert, moving into the vacant house next to Mr. Miller, the jovial chair of the community’s Christmas committee…and the prime suspect in the case. As Tanya and Ryan partake in the neighborhood’s holiday happenings to keep up appearances and crack the case, they get swept up in Christmas. Before they know it, their cover story as a couple in love starts to become reality. Starring Tamera Mowry-Housley, Paul Campbell, and Joe Pantoliano.

Countdown to Christmas Schedule 2021


Photo and guide information courtesy of hallmarkchannel.com

Here is the guide. All new holiday movies every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 8/7c on Hallmark Channel.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go finish watching You, Me, and the Christmas Trees. My Christmas candles are lit and I have my cup of hot chocolate (I already ate some popcorn). I'm so happy it's been semi cool at night this week so I can truly enjoy my cup of hot chocolate!

Are you watching any Christmas movies on Hallmark Channel this holiday season? 




Thursday, October 21, 2021

Zoya Collections- Nostalgic: Fall 2021, Rose Palette, and Sunset Palette

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

Today on the blog it's all about Fall Nails! Zoya kindly gifted me their recent collections. If you've been following me for a while, you already know that I'm a huge fan of Zoya Nail Polishes. The quality of their polishes are amazing and the colors/seasonal collections are beautiful. 




Zoya Nostalgic Collection: Fall 2021 🍂🍁So many beautiful hues! 


Zoya Austin




For all my Rose lovers this is definitely a nail polish palette to have in your collection. All the shades are so pretty and it comes with a shiny lip gloss. 


Zoya Susie


Zoya Marcia




The Sunset Palette has all the colors for a perfect Fall Manicure


Zoya Jackie


Zoya Honey and Cory

Right now I've been wearing hues from the Sunset Palette. It's been feeling like Fall here in South Carolina for the past few days (It's supposed to be hot again lol) I really love all the collections and the hues in the collections go perfect with Fall!







Monday, October 18, 2021

Moderna Vaccine: My Experience

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Today I'm going to share my experience with the Moderna Vaccine. As of October 6th, I'm fully vaccinated. I was debating if I wanted to post this topic, since it's been a lot of drama concerning this vaccine.

I feel like this, yes I decided to get the Moderna Vaccine, but am I going to condemn those who don't?  Absolutely not. It's not my place to judge anyone if they decide or not decided to get vaccinated regarding Covid. You have to do what's best for you and your family etc. This is a judge free zone. However, if you don't get vaccinated I think you should wear a mask to protect yourself and others. I'm still wearing my mask in general.

I don't think that it's fair to blame the rise of Covid solely on unvaccinated people. At one point we all were unvaccinated since researchers were still developing a vaccine last year. Honestly pointing fingers isn't going to solve anything. People who are fully vaccine can still get a breakthrough case of Covid-19, but hopefully won't get as sick.

1st Moderna Shot: 9/7/21

The shot itself wasn't bad at all. My arm did start itching a few hours later and I had low grade fever. I felt tired for a few days, a little nauseated, and my arm was sore.

2nd Moderna Shot: 10/6/21

This shot hurt a little bit. My arm started itching withing 30 minutes of getting the shot (nothing more than itching) I took a Benadryl Tablet and that helped. I was more tired with this shot and I slept a lot. I don't think it was the Benadryl because I only took one tablet. My arm was swollen where the shot was administered and my arm sore for 4 days. Lifting my arm hurt so much, but Tylenol helped.

Thankfully I didn't experience that many issues with the Moderna Vaccine. I took a few days to get extra rest with each vaccine. Since I have nutrient deficiencies, I was worried about getting the vaccine, but it went okay. I don't have any regrets, and it's too soon for me to get the booster shot. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.

Did you get the vaccine? Why or why not? Remember this is a judge free zone, you can be opinionated, but please be respectful in the comments.


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Finding Myself After Domestic Violence

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During the 8 years I've been blogging I try to focus on social issues. Domestic Violence is one topic that I have discussed before and after I found myself getting out of a domestic violence relationship. 4 years ago I shared my own personal story. In my initial post when I first shared my story in 2017,  I mentioned that most of the domestic violence I endured was verbal, emotional and mental abuse. 


My Original drawing I created for Domestic Violence Awareness in 2019

Dealing with a narcissistic abuser is exhausting, and it took time for me to find myself again. All the I love yous wasn't enough to make me stay especially when his actions didn't reflect the word love. One thing I did once I ended things is make myself a priority again. I've said this numerous times on my blog, self care isn't selfish.

Unbeknownst to me at the time I didn't realize that I wasn't making myself a priority. All the negativity took a toll on my self esteem and the perception I had for myself. I began to get back to doing things that I loved. I started putting on makeup and dressing cute again just because.  Anytime I started to feel depressed, I thought about how good my life was going to be without him in it. I allowed myself to acknowledge my feelings, but I refused to stay in a dark lonely place. As I mention that was 4 years ago. 

You can find happiness after domestic violence. You have to start with yourself. Self love and self care are two elements that are so important. I love myself enough to know that I deserve to be happy.

Surviving Domestic Violence (2017)

Surviving Domestic Violence: One Year Later (2018)

Surviving Domestic Violence: Two Years Later (2019)

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (2020)


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Glowing Fall Makeup

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It's seems like forever since I last did a makeup look on my blog. Today I wanted to share my latest makeup look I created. Summer is over, but you still wear a glowy makeup look during the Fall. 


Since it's Fall and it's not been humid I wanted to try out Tarte's Amazonian Clay Foundation. It's a full coverage foundation and it applies flawlessly. I typically keep my foundation light to medium coverage since it's so humid here, but I do like when I can wear full coverage foundations that don't feel heavy on my face. I also paired my favorite concealer, Tarte Shape Tape Concealer to go with this look. 35F Fall Into Fabulous Artistry Palette is one of my favorite palette to use during the Fall. I've had this palette for a few years and it has so many beautiful shimmer shadows.


DERMA E recently released their New Nourish & Glow Skin Illuminators from DERMA E in partnership with Celebrity Makeup Artist @colbymakeup and Beauty Guru @makeupjackyluvv!! These highlighters are so pretty! They apply smoothly and both highlighters are creamy in texture and very pigmented. As I mentioned Summer is over, but these highlighters are luminous. Both highlighters will look great with fall makeup looks or you can wear these highlighters without makeup. Either way, your skin will have a healthy looking glow. You can check them out on www.dermae.com




Sunday, September 26, 2021

First Weekend of Fall 2021

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The sunny and cool weather in South Carolina has been absolutely beautiful the past few days. I saw on the news it won't last, but I can enjoy the beautiful weather while it lasts.


Since the weather has been fall-like, I've been going on morning walks the past few days. These were gifted to me, but if you're looking for cute and comfy Activewear check out adoreme.com 


I also can't forget about how much I love this cozy oversized waffle knit sleepshirt. It's lightweight, yet warm. The perfect sleepshirt for those cool fall nights.


Publix is one of favorite grocery stores, and I tried their glazed donuts for the first time the other day and the donuts were soooooo good! 


I spent a good bit of this afternoon opening, organizing, and planning for some upcoming PR Sample Posts etc. As always thank you to the brands that send over products for me to review etc.


I also spent some of the afternoon organizing makeup as well. So far I just reorganized some brushes and a few palettes. I wanted to take out more Fall related makeup products so they'll be on hand.







Friday, September 17, 2021

The Original MakeUp Eraser

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*Disclaimer: This post contains PR Samples and affiliate links from MakeUp Eraser. I may earn money from the company mentioned in this post. I would like to thank MakeUp Eraser for sending these products. All opinions are 100% my own. Product information, courtesy of makeuperaser.com  #sponsoredpost #MakeUpEraser

I typically use makeup remover and makeup remover wipes, and cotton rounds/cotton balls to take off my makeup. Today I wanted to focus on a few products from MakeUp Eraser. 


Photo Courtesy of makeuperaser.com 


Photo Courtesy of makeuperaser.com 
 
Photo Courtesy of makeuperaser.com  

The Original MakeUp Eraser 


MakeUp Eraser comes in a variety of different colors and patterns. I choose the solid pink, white, and black colors.



The Original Pink MakeUp Eraser 


Cute floral headband from MakeUp Eraser 


Does MakeUp Eraser Work? 

YES!! Makeup removal has never been easier until I started using MakeUp Eraser. MakeUp Eraser removes all my makeup and leaves my face feeling so clean and smooth. I've been using MakeUp Eraser for about a week and I noticed my complexion also looks better.

I really like the simplicity of MakeUp Eraser, just add warm water and wipe away all of my makeup. I'm very impressed with how easy it is to remove my eye makeup. I'm very impressed that I didn't have to tug or pull at my delicate eye area to remove my makeup with MakeUp Eraser. If I'm using darker eyeshadows it can be a challenge to remove all the makeup with a cotton wipe or cotton round. MakeUp Eraser also helps reduce the amount of time it usually takes me to remove my makeup. 

I also like that MakeUp Eraser is Eco friendly since the cloth is machine washable and reusable. I've been trying to use more Eco friendly and vegan makeup products accessories. MakeUp Eraser is also 100% vegan.

The Sponge by MakeUp Eraser 

I also wanted to review MakeUp Eraser Sponge. Washing makeup brushes and sponges can be such a chore, so I love the concept of a machine washable and dryable makeup sponge. 

The sponge it's self is pretty durable, and it applies powder, foundation, and concealer well. The sponge absorbs foundation and concealer well without absorbing too much product. The sponge makes applying powder effortlessly. 

I've been using the sponge for about a week, so I decided to put it in the washing machine. The sponge looked brand new. The sponge came out really clean and so soft. The sponge didn't tear after washing or drying in either machines. Overall all the products I've been using from MakeUp Eraser are great quality and I look forward to continuing using these products in my beauty routine. For more information about MakeUp Eraser and my affiliate link, Click Here


The Ultimate Skincare Sunday

 Hello Everyone! Today I'm having the Ultimate Skincare Sunday at home. I'm doing a full skincare routine, and my nails.  Since I us...