Beauty · Uncategorized

How much is YOUR face worth?

This thought literally blew my mind when I started thinking about in detail.

Women on average apply a minimum of 16 products a day to their face before they even walk out the door and start their day!

Women’s routines are becoming faster than ever now. The average woman spends just 12 minutes on their morning cleansing routine and makeup application. I would think this is a result of skincare products evolving and becoming much more advanced and profession than ever before – meaning your skin needs less time for correcting.

Everyone is always in a hurry today and it is difficult to find the time to spend on ourselves. In addition to the 12 minutes in the morning, it seems we on average spend 6 minutes a night removing our makeup and going about our nighttime skincare routine. Some ladies like myself, opt to carry our regime overnight as well. Specialist nourishing moisturizers and serums help to repair your skin while you’re sleeping and correcting signs of anti-aging. This is a dynamic duet I can get behind!

Take a moment and grab a pen and paper.

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How to not care what others think.

As a blogger, this has been a LONG journey. Mix putting yourself out there with a natural first-child syndrome, and it’s a recipe for REALLY FREAKING CARING, so to feel in a good enough place to write this is very, very liberating and humbling at the same time. Mainly I’m grateful to be at a place where I feel qualified to write this, and I’m hoping that if you’re not there, this might help. When looking back to what impacted me most, here’s what helped me to get better at not caring:

Know your worth.

This comes first and foremost because I think it’s the most important. I am lucky enough to have family and friends who are always great at making me feel worthy, and I’ve met so many people who came from different backgrounds but have taught themselves their worth. No matter how you get there, it’s a crucial step to confidence and freedom.

There’s a difference between knowing your worth (aka being confident in yourself and feeling valued) and being conceited. I believe that being confident is extremely healthy. Having self-worth doesn’t make you a jerk or cocky, it makes you confident in yourself – it’s showing yourself some love.

One of my favorite lines when it comes to knowing your worth is actually from the movie “The Help”. One of the characters repeats “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” to the little girl she watches daily, and it’s something I keep in mind and even say to myself if I’ve been putting myself down a lot.

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Real Talk · Uncategorized

Living with others.

When the word “roommate” comes to mind, a positive association doesn’t always come with it. And it’s totally understandable why. Many of us have had at least one not-so-great experience with a roommate. Luckily, I’m in a great situation now, but I’ve definitely learned a lot along the way.

I mean, when I think about it, it makes sense that this is a popular question/topic because it’s so relevant to nearly all of us at some stage of our lives. It’s sort of one of those #adulting things that people don’t really prepare you for; or at least, I wasn’t totally ready for it. And I feel like there are some unwritten rules that aren’t always explicitly stated too? It’s just different living with people that aren’t your family; there’s certainly a learning curve. And sometimes the sheer logistics of doing life *well* with other humans is hard; like figuring out how to confront conflict with grace, communicate hard things, or deal with personality differences.

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What I’ve learned + tips for how to be a good roommate.

Whether it’s a friend or a stranger, living with a new roommate is always a little risky – no matter how well you *think* you know them. I also want to extend this topic to living with your significant other also because I think it’s important to touch on. You are literally sharing a home and your personal space with that person. And people are very different when you experience them occasionally and when you LIVE with them, you know? I mean, obviously. But sometimes we learn the hard way #amiright?!

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