How to deal: Anxiety

Hello everyone!!

I hope you’re having a wonderful sunday, Happy mothers day to all you mommas out there! I commend you!

Recently, I’ve decided that I’m going to start a mini serious called “how to deal:” and talk about different things that a lot of people deal with, so if you have any suggestions, please fill a sista in with your ideas! (Of course I’ll credit you in the video, and I won’t just steal your idea)

I hope you all enjoy this video, bad lighting and all, and i hope it helps a few of you!

Share your tips on how you deal with being anxious.

I love you all!!

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Guest blogger, the uses of rose water

 

How To Use Rose Water To Treat Dry Skin

When it comes to skin care, one is always advised to go for the natural products. Examples of these natural products are rose water that always ensures that your skin is fresh and it also leaves you feeling comfortable at all times. Rose water is the best solution in dealing with problems brought about by harsh climate as well as skin care products. It ensures that your skin is hydrated and appealing. In order to make sure that it works perfectly well on the skin, it is important to follow some procedures. These involve using the water maximally with other products as well as making sure it is the main ingredient in all the skin care products that you are using.

1. Toning up the skin

The use of rose water refreshes your skin by spraying it mainly on the face. It happens, especially during summer when excess sun rays can become the worst experience on your skin looking toned up. You can spray the water on the face or skin. This naturally hydrates and cleanses it leading to glowing as well as preventing your skin from appearing old.

2. Prevention from puffy eyes

Rose water is used to prevent puffiness under eyes which is a standard issue in the present days. This is due to the type of work as well as the mode of work that involve the use of computers for the better part of the day. The area beneath the skin is prone to wrinkles and therefore it requires particular attention by the use of natural products, for example, rose water. The steps to follow are: placing a bottle of rose water in the fridge to cool for about 30 minutes, soak a cotton wool in the water and put it on the eyes for 20 to 30 minutes. It soothes the skin around your eyes and prevents unpleasant sagging.

3. Accompaniment of moisturizers

The use of rose water with your daily moisturizer is an effective way to keep your skin hydrated at all times. The simplest way to do this is adding a few drops of the water in your lotion or moisturizer and applying it on your skin as usual. The positive changes by using the water will be noticed from the 1st week onwards, and the difference in how the skin feels and looks. This is mainly because rose water makes your dry skin soft with a feeling of less tightness.

4. After-shave

After shaving the skin tends to be less moist and is always irritating. Rose water, in this case, can be used as an after –shave as a way of moisturizing and soothing the skin. This is through applying the lotion immediately after shave and continuous applying for about three days.

5. Makeup remover

Most makeup removers are harsh to our skin as they are not natural. They also contain chemicals that affect the normal production of oil on the skin. Rose water, however, does not interfere with the normal production of oil on the skin as it is gentle and soothing. For most effective use, you can add a few drops of coconut oil to make sure that no traces of makeup are left on the skin as well as to ensure that your skin is glowing.

6. Unclogging pores

The fragrant water is also used to unclog pores on the skin that lead to blackheads as well as the lack of moisture on the skin. Through this, the skin is not affected by problems like pimples and acnes that lead to the face appearing to be wrinkled and dehydrated. To be certain this is effective, the water should be used mainly before going to bed to keep your skin fresh and cool by ensuring that the pores are open.

7. Skin toner

The use of rose water as a facial toner helps in the treatment of damaged skin. It provides this by keeping dryness away and improving moisture as well as maintaining a healthy skin. This is because most of the skin toners have larger amounts of alcohol that interfere with the pH of the skin, leading to an unhealthy skin, but the use of rose water restores damaged skin. This application of the water should be after cleaning your face to ensure freshness and moisture boost.

Conclusion
Using rose water is recommended for all skin types to ensure that one has a healthy toned up skin. It is essential for damaged skins like sagging under the eyes and aging of the skin through the appearance of wrinkles. It is therefore recommended to use the product as a toner, cleanser, moisturizer, makeup remover as well as aftershaves to ensure a healthy and an appealing skin at all times.
Author Bio:
Ella James is an aspiring author who is pursuing Health Services Administration degree from St. Petersburg College. She is an active contributor to Consumer Health Digest, which is a leading Health News. In recent years, she had the opportunity to review eyelash enhancers. Get connected with her on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Bronzed and glowing makeup

Hey Everyone!!

How are you all? I hope you’re having a lovely spring (even though parts of this country are snowing:(( )

I wanted to post my favorite spring makeup look (I probably say that about them all) but currently I’m obsessed with this simple, but glowing look.

I hope you guys like it! thank you so much for watching!

End Of no buy Haul and empties! (1000 followers!!!)

Hey Everyone!

today is a good day. It’s the end of my no buy anddd I reached 1000 followers! I’m so excited and happy. I wanted to take a second to thank you all so much for the support!

Thank you to everyone, you’re all just so amazing!!

 

thanks so much for watching! tutorial coming up next 🙂

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Spring Favorites

Here is my spring favorites video! Let me know what you guys think! 🙂

 

I love you all, thank you so much for the support!!

 

xox Lo

I’ve been gone for so long

Hey Everyone ♥

I’m sorry I’ve been gone for so long! Life has been so crazy! My blog hosting site was down for three whole days (enter hysterical sobs here) and moving and starting a new job have just been so crazy.

but fear not ladies and gentlemen, I am back! I’m doing my best to record and post as much as possible, I just feel like I have NO time! agh.

thank you guys so so much for all your patience!!

I have a look planned to film, and I’m actually obsessed with it… I’ve literally worn it every single day for the past week, if you have the lorac pro 2 palette (I know, I can’t get enough of that thing) stay tuned!

and pleaseeee send your suggestions on any thing you would like to see 🙂

 

I love you all so much! I’m still planning a giveaway for sometime soon also <3

XOX Lo

 

 

Products that are worth the splurge

Although youtube tutorials, and blogs are extremely helpful in the process of learning makeup application, it can also be really tricky to know what products to try. Maybe it’s just my trust issues talking, but how do you know when someone is being sincere in what they’re preaching?

I’ve tried so, so many products! It’s a little out of control I won’t even lie, but this works out for you! Instead of you going out to spend your hard earned money on new products to try, my honest little blog and my hard earned money have tried them for you!

Although, I do understand if you lump me in with the other beauty bloggers, and choose not to trust me either, I can say that I am now and always will be completely honest. I’m not sponsored in anyway. So I got your back!

Since everyone’s skin is different, nobody is going to LOVE all the products that I list, but for my normal, neutral skin.. I love them all.

Laura Mercier Radiance primer, $36 on amazon
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I bought this product on a random whim, I really never planned to buy it and it took months to try it even after I bought it. But I count my lucky stars that I bought it, because I absolutely LOVE it! It give such a beautiful radiance. You can apply it underneath your foundation or mix it in with your foundation and It looks absolutely amazing both ways!

If your skin is oily or combination, you probably won’t like it. If you’re skin is normal or dry and you like to look like your a tad oily, go for this! You won’t regret it.

Clinique Beyond perfecting foundation + concealer, $47.50 on amazon

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I know this is ALL over the place lately, but it really is amazing. I was extremely skeptical of how well this stuff actually worked, until I saw Victoria Donelda use it on camera, and I knew I had to try it. If you have marks on your face, you’re going to love this. It really does cover everything, and it definitely… beyond perfecting! (the name holds true to the product) 

Besamè Cosmetics Lipstick, $40 on amazon

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I absolutely love this lipstick, I honestly don’t know why I haven’t heard much about it from other beauty bloggers or youtubers. I fell in love last year when I bought one for my sister, since then I knew they were awesome. The color is fantastic! My favorite is American beauty, they’re SUCH beautiful colors, but I’m a sucker for good packaging and the gold vintage speaks to me. If you haven’t tried this out yet, you should definitely get your hands on one.

Urban Decay All nighter Setting spray, $30 at Sephora 

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I don’t think there’s been a day, in years, that I didn’t set my face with setting spray. I’ve used several different ones, most high end sprays, seem just the same as drugstore spray to me, to be honest. I don’t normally see a difference, other then the high price tag. However, Urban Decay’s all nighter spray, is amazing. My makeup does not move at ALL the entire time I’m wearing it. If you’re going to splurge on a setting spray, definitely make sure to give this one a try. It’s a little bit pricy, but the bottle lasts foreverrrr. Definitely worth it!
(I linked the amazon link instead of sephora because Amazon is international, and I’m not sure who can get it from sephora. But amazon is much more expensive.)

Lorac Pro Palettes, $42 on amazon.com

 

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I’m in love with the pro 2 palette, I keep coming back to it over and over. The colors and quality are just absolutely perfect. I haven’t yet owned a mega pro, but it’s on my bucket list! I’m obsessed with these palettes, I always fall back to the Lorac shadows!

There are definitely some products that I would definitely prefer to invest in, but there are also so many products that just aren’t worth all that hard earned money!

Let me know what your splurge products are!!

I love you all and thank you so much for reading

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Look Fantastic beauty box unboxing

Hey Everyone!

I know that this is a little late, but I got back tracked on everything! Today I’m unboxing the two beauty boxes that I got from Look Fantastic in February! They’re amazing!!

Check them out here

and if you have an unboxing, be sure to leave the link down below for me to check out.

Thank you so much for watching!!

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My All time favorite makeup look

Hey Everyone!!

I’ve literally been trying to upload this video for DAYS! My new internet server is not the best!

but! it is finally up! I really hope you guys enjoy it, it’s definitely my all time favorite, go to makeup look.

 

 

What are your go to makeup looks?!

 

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Romantic & Chic valentines day outfit

For those of you who have been lucky enough to visit, or even live on the west coast, I don’t need to tell you amazing the culture is there.

More specifically, The Fairmont in San Francisco is absolutely amazing! If you haven’t been there, it’s one of the best hotels in San Francisco and you must visit!  They are throwing a wonderful Valentines day event, and have asked me to provide my idea of a romantic outfit that would be fit for the occasion. I was so flattered that they had even seen my blog, but to add to that, they actually appreciated my fashion sense. So I of course jumped right on the opportunity.

The Hotel is absolutely lovely.. I mean, how beautiful is this?!
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I wanted to draw inspiration from the complete beauty of the hotel, but without loosing my personal style.

These are some of the photos I drew my inspiration from:

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The absolutely beautiful simplicity, mixed with neutral chicness actually speaks to my soul. So that is what I decided to work with when designing a valentines day outfit.

I chose a nude dress. Going along with the theme of heavy neutral in the hotels decor, and my obsession with with all things nude colored.
Some lace in the design adds some texture, and makes the look overall a little more romantic and classic.

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I found this Diane Von Furstenberg beauty at Nordstrom.

I fell in love with the elegance and simplicity of this piece and thought that it went perfectly with the design of the hotel.

better yet, it would look amazing on almost anyone!

 

 

 

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To Keep in the Valentines Day spirit, Adding a touch of red to this otherwise neutral outfit is extremely classy.

I found these beauties at Macy’s. I fell in love with them! They make me wish I had a formal valentines event to attend.

 

 

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This outfit is so simple and romantic, that it speaks for itself, and really doesn’t need a lot of accessorizing, but a little bit could never hurt. What’s more romantic then pearls? I chose this beautiful Ralph Lauren Pearl bracelet to complete the look. I love the chain links between the pearls, keeping my personal edgy style in an otherwise feminine and romantic outfit.

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For at least half of the country, Valentines day is a pretty chilly holiday. Since I’m located in the cold half, I thought I’d include a jacket option in this ensemble. This is of course 100% optional, but like I said, I wanted to keep my personal style in this. and leather jackets are definitely a staple in my personal style.

I’m obsessed with wearing a leather jacket with something super feminine underneath. So I thought this was the perfect opportunity to layer with a biker jacket from topshop.

 

I’m actually totally in love with this outfit, designing this was a blast and actually makes me want to throw a formal affair for the holiday… Dinner party anyone?!

I hope you all enjoyed reading this, let me know what you plan on wearing for your own valentines day events!

Thank you so much for reading! 

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