Hi Loves! I am here with a beauty post about #naturalbeauty I feel that individuals (including myself) are more into makeup due to all the wonderful YouTubers/Beauty Gurus, however I wanted to bring it back to protecting your canvas (a.k.a your face under the makeup). #PROTECTYOURCANVAS! What is your skin routine? You should have some type of skin routine to cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize your skin to keep your skin looking healthy! My skin routine is fairly simple and I decided to share it with you guys! I hope you enjoy this video as much as I enjoy filming it!
Today I have yet another lifestyle post about my 20’s! One thing that I learned about myself is that I absolutely love Self-Help books! Self-Help books helped me so much with self improvement thus far. Today I want to talk briefly about three self help books that I’ve read and enjoyed: The Happiness Project, The Secret and The Power of NOW. Hope you enjoy this post and if you decide to pick one up, make sure to add me on “the gram” @TheFashionCrazexo, take a photo of the book (of course) and tag me!
- The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
I first picked up this book after I went through a break up an ex boyfriend. No, it was not that I was completely unhappy nor depressed, but after that relationship ended I noticed that a lot of activities and time spent supported majority of my happiness. After that ended, I wanted to find a new happiness…joy, that no one can take away. After reading the first page in Barnes and Nobles, I just had to pick it up! The author Gretchen Rubin decided to devote a year to promote her happiness and documented it along the way. The book is split up to months and each month Rubin decided to focus on something specific. January focused on vitality, February focused on marriage and March focused on work. One of the best takeaways from this book is “An important aspect of happiness is managing your moods, and studies show that one of the best ways to lift your mood is to engineer an easy success, such as tackling a long-delayed chore. (pg 35)”. Definitely pick up this book guys!
- The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
I picked up this book when I first started my online business www.ShopFashionCrazeBoutique.com . I was motivated more than ever, browsing the Self-Help section of Barnes and Nobles and I glanced through the pages of this book. The Power of Now solely focuses on being present at this present moment. The Power of Now includes ideas from Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism and other religions/practices to explain the authors point on ‘being-ness’. One of my favorite takeaways from this book (just one of many) is “You are not your mind”. Tolle explains that having control of your mind and thoughts are crucial. If you become a watcher of your thoughts instead of an identifier you won’t be able to elevate to a higher consciousness. This tip is one of thee most important tips from this book!
- The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
“Be grateful for what you have now. As you begin to think about all the things in your life you are grateful for, you will be amazed at the never ending thoughts that come back to you of more things to be grateful for. You have to make a start, and then the law of attraction will receive those grateful thoughts and give you more just like them.”
― Rhonda Byrne, The Secret
One of my very close friends let me borrow this book and this is what started my whole “Self-Help book addiction” (lol)! The Secret by Rhonda Byrne is about the law of attraction. In case you aren’t aware of what that is here is a definition from SuccesConsciousness.com:”The law of attraction is the attractive, magnetic power of the Universe that draws similar energies together. It manifests through the power of creation, everywhere and in multiple ways. Even the law of gravity is part of the law of attraction. This law attracts thoughts, ideas, people, situations and circumstances.” Byrnes explains different ways and examples of how people attracted what they wanted by using the Law of Attraction. I do believe this up into a certain point, which is yes, there must be positive thoughts , but there also must be action. Although Byrnes talked very little about the action portion of attracting what you want and succeeding, she still made quite a few great points about life, gratitude and more!
Until Next Time…xoxo!
Hi Loves! In case you didn’t know (as if my sidebar doesn’t say my age), I am 23 years of age and I got really inspired from one of my all time favorite YOUTUBERS Patricia Bright. Two random things! I know it will all come together in the next sentence haha!She did a video called “20 THINGS I’VE LEARNT IN MY 20’s“. Since I am only 23, I decided to name my video “12 THINGS I’VE LEARNED THUS FAR IN MY 20’s“. I hope you guys enjoy this video!
So yesterday I decided to pick up a product that some of my FAVORITE youtubers are raving about and it’s the Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser Primer. If you are unfamiliar about what a primer is, it is basically a skin base that creates a smoother surface before applying a foundation. One of my first primers I’ve used ever in my life was Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer and that stuff is AMAZING. Honestly, I been too lazy to pick up another one, but this time around I just had to give the Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser Primer a try.
So let’s first talk about the consistency of this primer. Like most primers, this primer has a gel-like consistency. It’s quite thick, but it thins out after application.It’s also a clear gel, so it goes with all skin tones. When applying, my skin instantly felt so smooth! In fact, it reminded me so much of the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. I researched to compare and here is what I found:
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After comparing, the biggest difference in ingredients compared to the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer is the absence of Cyclohexasiloxane which is a silicone found in most high end brand primers. After applying, I saw that this inexpensive product works perfectly fine! The Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser Primer erased small pores that were visible before application. See below before and after photos. Lastly I wanted to remind you all that this product is also fragrance which is a major plus for sensitive skin!
L-R (No product–>Application of product)
L–R (Primer is Applied—> Foundation is applied)
Its fall so you know what time it is….FALL LIPSTICK TIME! I honestly love Fall because it calls for darker makeup shades and grungy fashion looks. Who doesn’t love that? I did this video a while back on my YouTube Channel sharing my favorite fall lipsticks! I hope that you guys enjoy. Let me know your favorite fall lipsticks as well!
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Hello October and…Hello Blog!
I honestly cannot believe how fast September came and left! Pretty soon October will be completely done and then *BOOM* the holidays are here. So, I know I haven’t been blogging for a while and I completely apologize. Let me tell you guys, when working full time….. I’ll just say LIFE GETS REAL. Nonetheless, I am back in full effect! I will be doing my normal beauty, fashion and lifestyle post as usual. Also tell me what you guys have been up to! What are your monthly goals? Here are my monthly October goals! Will be sure to keep you guys posted throughout the month on how it goes.
Monthly October Goals:
*Find an Apartment*
*Become a certified Zumba Instructor*
…and of course *Vlog & Blog more frequently*
In case you were wondering where I was, I am busy with filming videos on my Youtube Channel. YouTube has definitely been more of my hobby nowadays so please make sure to subscribe there! As you may know (obviously you do know hehe), Fall is approaching soon. Fall calls for darker colors in fashion, makeup..and nature of course, so I was inspired to create a Fall Makeup Look for you all. This Fall Makeup Look includes a gold and purple smokey eye and a daring red lip. I hope you all enjoy it!
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Complete Face Products for this Fall Makeup Look:
Foundation: CLINIQUE Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup
Concealor: MAC Studio Finish NC45 Concealor
Bronzer: Covergirl Queen Collection Ebony Bronzer
Motives Cosmetics Shadow: Vino (Applied w/ MAC 224 Blending Brush)
L’Oreal Paris Smoky Palette (Les Ombres)- Purple Used In Crease. Applied w/ MAC 217 Blending Brush
Indus Gold Marble Eyeshadow- Purchased from The Makeup Store in London
L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara
Ardell Demi Whispies
Black Radiance Lipstick- Shade 5033
MAC Lip Stick- Film Nior
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I’m sure you had this exact same moment. You are satisfied with your skin and the products you use, but you just feel that maybe there will be another product out there to try? Yes, that is always me. Recently, instead of picking up my usual face scrub (St. Ives Apricot Scrub) I decided to pick up this Bioré FREE YOUR PORES Unclogging Scrub. I was quite scared to try this because I heard mixed reviews about it, but I said “What the heck? It won’t kill me haha.” I’ve been using it for over 3 weeks now and I love it! I use this in addition to my Cetaphil Gentle Face Cleanser. When using the Bioré FREE YOUR PORES Unclogging Scrub, your skin starts to tingle (in a good way). I actually feel that the Bioré FREE YOUR PORES Unclogging Scrub is really doing a deep cleanse. The exfoliating beads aren’t too hard for the skin as well. Once rinsed, my face feels amazingly soft and clean!!! I don’t usually get breakouts so I can’t say it helped me with skin problems, however the scrub really cleans my skin. I love it and you should try it!
This is the last straw.
Today was the first time in about three months that I called out sick. I feel like my diet definitely has to do with this. Besides this video that inspired me this morning, I’ve been trying my best to improve my meals for lunch and dinner. While on YouTube (as usual), I decided to look up some recipes for cabbage. For some reason, I thought it was rocket science (don’t judge me haha), but it really isn’t. I decided to mix up some steamed veggies and grilled chicken for dinner. Guys, it was extremely yummy. I honestly like anything with chicken! This quick healthy dinner meal only took about 20 minutes.
For the Veggies:
Veggies Used: Carrots, Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Cabbage
First I put a large pot on the stove on low heat. I then put in a bit of olive oil and a LITTLE BIT of butter ( about 1/4 of a table spoon) and a pinch of salt. Then I placed the carrots, broccoli and cauliflower in the pot first. They usually take a bit of time to get tender so I wanted those vegetables to cook first. Lastly I added about a cup of Vegetable Stock (similar to chicken broth) and covered the pot for about 7 minutes. After I cut up my cabbage a placed that in with the rest of my vegetables and covered the pot for about 7 minutes. All done!
For the chicken I decided to use the Perdue Carved Chicken Breast. This chicken is already cooked and is also USDA approved. It only has natural ingredients and it’s also gluten free! All I did was microwave it for about 1 minute and 30 seconds and it was ready. It comes with a lot in the pack so I only took about 5 pieces and saved the rest!
Clearly, I am trying you guys haha. I hope you all enjoyed this post about my quick healthy dinner meal!
I am pretty consistent when it comes to most things I want to accomplish, however there it one thing that I cannot stick to. That is eating healthy! Most of the time when I tell people I want to start eating healthy they usually just focus on my skin and bones (haha) because I weigh a little over 100 pounds. Little does everyone know, being skinny doesn’t mean you’re fit nor healthy. Therefore starting Monday, July 21 2014 I want to start my “Eat Clean Challenge”. Being that I am constantly on the go, I find it much easier to grab fast food rather than grabbing something healthy or bringing something nutricious from home. The healthiest meal of the day I eat right now (Monday-Friday) is my favorite oatmeal and granola from Pret-A-Manger located in Manhattan. After breakfast, everything goes downhill! This week I’ll be researching some healthy meals to eat for breakfast , lunch and dinner in order to have a better diet. I will be posting them on my blog as well as my YouTube Channel Stay tuned for a healthy me and YOU :)! Lets motivate each other to eat healthy! If you have great healthy recipes, leave them down below.