I would love to know what you think of the blog! Please comment & I will respond as soon as possible. I have also included more information on the Contact Me page. Thank you so much for visiting!!!!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Are You Still There??

I haven't been inspired to write as of lately....

Thinking of making little changes to this blog.



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Why I Needed a Break


I have been taking some time away from blogging. Work has been causing me a lot of stress and anxiety which led to a depression. I’m going to be okay. I just didn’t feel like talking about beauty products when I hadn’t slept in weeks. I felt like a zombie. So I shut down by not writing and chatting on Twitter. I did what I thought was needed. I’ve missed blogging but I needed to take care of me.

I've honestly missed you all.




Friday, July 12, 2013

I Did Not Intend To Be So MIA.....

Let me start off by saying that I have been a terrible blogger lately.  I want to share with you what has been happening. 


I woke up one morning with chest pain. I felt it was odd, but I went to work. When I was at work, I noticed that my breathing got worse. I called a health care questions number on my lunch break. When I told them how I was, they called an ambulance. I spent seven hours in emergency getting tests run. The doctors told me I had a pulled muscle and I was sent home. 

So I went back to work after a weekend's rest.

On Wednesday, I began vomiting. I was a little scared, but didn't do anything about it. The next day, was a complete nightmare. I vomited five times and became so weak. I was scared and went to outpatients. I spent another seven hours getting blood work.  I got an ultrasound done Friday morning--- and spent another five hours in the hospital where I found out I had gall stones.  I was given meds.

I was off work for two weeks.  I was not used to the meds and when I went back to work, I couldn't stop falling asleep.  The pain would not go away. 


I woke up one morning with such extreme pain that I began to cry. I felt like I was being torn apart and I could not move. I went back to the hospital and spent a few hours  crying to the doctor to get my gall bladder out.

I was scheduled for surgery and got my gallbladder removed.  I have been recovering really well, and I go back to work on Tuesday. 


I do want to let you know that I wish I could have updated sooner. 

Please take care of yourselves.



Sunday, June 9, 2013

Break

I've been taking a break from posting for health reasons. I hope to be back to blogging soon.



Sunday, April 7, 2013

Learning Along the Way-- Goal Update 2013


Well this past month was a challenging one for me.. While my monthly goal update posts are usually mentioning my specific goals, I decided that this one will be different. I want to share with you one particular goal and tell you how I’ve grown over the past few months.

  I have always had the biggest barriers up concerning self-esteem and especially relationships. I wrote a post about that here  so feel free to read because it goes along with what I have just realized. 

 I began to get to know someone, and things were great. At first. However, they began to take things in a direction that really did not make me feel comfortable. I tried to stay silent because I wanted to make them happy. I began to lose sight of who I was and felt that  if they couldn’t accept me for being a plus sized girl, then they are definitely not worth accepting all of me.  I realized that I could no longer keep everything in and that I was empty on the inside.
So I told them that I could no longer do it anymore, and that I was never going to be a priority but only an option with them.  

 

I am worth more than that.


 I learned a lesson here. Don’t make yourself an option when you should be a priority. Find that person who is going to treat you with respect. Respect yourself first because you if you don’t, then you’ll let people walk all over you and steal who you are. Find the person that will compliment all of you.  Forget what they expected of you and take control of what you expect of yourself. You’re worth more than someone telling you that you will never meet their expectations. Take value in yourself. People come into your life for a reason; but it’s up to us to find out what the reason is.  It’s okay to say that things are not working and that it’s best to walk away.

I realized that it’s not up to the person I am with to put all of the broken pieces back together. It’s my job to do that and they are only there to compliment the journey.

It’s all about what you learn along the way......

 

Sunday, March 31, 2013

How I Store My Nail Polish

 photo 09878505-be5b-469d-8140-b559c0509fb1.jpg


I've been on the lookout for the perfect storage system for my nail polish. I didn't want to spend too much money, but found everything around my house! 

I used covers from photo boxes and one box. The large plastic container was under my bed holding things I have kept for years (we're talking high school).


So while cleaning, I decided to give my nail polish storage a makeover! 


Here's the finished result:
 photo IMG-20130331-02670-1.jpg
Blue/Green/Coral/Nail Art Stuff, Neutrals/Silver/Gold, Red, and Pink/Purple.



How do you organize your polishes? Please share your storage tips as I'd love to hear them!





Sunday, March 24, 2013

FOTD- Snow Day Makeup

 photo 3224b511-1346-4682-a3bf-adb5a20a8f4d.jpg

Considering the fact that we still have a huge amount of snow here, I thought that I would do a FOTD that looks effortless, but yet pretty too!
 photo IMG-20130324-02654-1.jpg


Products used:
 photo IMG-20130324-02655-1.jpg

Before I start, I want to state that I did receive some products used in this post for review purposes. I have always been upfront about products received for review purposes[products for review are in bolded italics and will be posted shortly]

Revlon Nearly Naked in  Ivory
Cover Girl & Olay Simply Ageless Eye Concealer in 205 Very Light
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Plus
It Cosmetics Vitality Cheek Flush in Magical in Mauve
Revlon PhotoReady Primer + Shadow in Impressionist (used the top color only)
Revlon ColorStay Smoky Shadow Stick in  Torch
Maybelline New York The Rocket Volum' Express mascara
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in  Raspberry Pie


Hope that you are doing well---- and that you have no snow!!