Know Your Self-Worth

This is just a friendly reminder to let you know that you are amazing. Don’t let anyone take away your shine, it doesn’t matter who they are. Know that you are on this planet for a reason. You are worth everything and more, believe in yourself. Cheer yourself on just the way that you would cheer on your best friend. You are here to make a change. Let go of those that try to put you down, they are jealous of your success.

 

Fall Transition OOTD

I cannot believe that November is here. This year went by so fast, it came with so many ups and downs. We will get into that topic in a whole other blog post.

Today’s blog post is going to be short and sweet. I wanted to share my cute OOTD for the fall weather. It’s officially time to bust out the booties. Ugh, I can’t get over this look. The boots are from Charlotte Russe, my jeans are from Torrid, and my top is from Lane Bryant. Did I mention that I have officially went down an entire pants size? Yea, that’s right!

What is your favorite fall item?

 

Blogger Babe Series: Lizzie in Lace

This interview has been a long time coming. Today you are going to meet one of the biggest role models in my social media world. She is an amazing blogger, her Instagram is on point, she works her ass off and it is paying off 100%. Please meet Elizabeth Hugen, the lovely lady behind the brand Lizzie in Lace.  Lizzie is the sweetest person that you will ever meet, I can’t wait for you to get to know her a little bit.


 

What/who inspired you to start your blog/ Instagram?

I started my blog because I needed a creative outlet away from my non-creative day jobs and because after many failed attempts and roadblocks, I wanted to give my dream of being a fashion designer one last shot before giving up completely. It also stemmed from not being completely content with where I was in my life at that time. I felt that I wasn’t living up to my full potential and although I was going through the motions of what you are supposed to do, I still wasn’t feeling fulfilled. I decided that the only way that I was ever going to be happy was to go against what everyone else thought I should do and just do what makes me happy and what I am passionate about. My passion for fashion runs deep and has been the driving force in creating a life that I truly love. My Instagram account came afterward and even though I started with absolutely no followers because I thought Instagram was ridiculous, it has grown into my largest and most cherished platform that I absolutely adore. As funny as it sounds, I can honestly say that this social media platform has completely changed my life and given me the chance to live out my fashion dream.

How long have you been building your brand?

Two and a half years

What is the next step for you?

My next step is to make this my full-time job….my only job. I have always worked 2-3 jobs at the same time, including now and would love to have the freedom in having this as my only job. I feel like it would be so incredible to have a career that I enjoy, am passionate about and that I can give my all to!

 

Who is your biggest role model? 

LOVE Lauren Conrad!

Do you have a routine when it comes to posting content?

Yes! I feel like routine and consistency are the most important aspect of having a blog. I post every MondayWednesday, and Friday on the blog and usually twice a day on Instagram.

Would you say that blogging has changed your confidence? 

Actually no, this is something I am still working on. I’m surprisingly insecure and have never been super confident with myself, but building this from nothing shows me that I can do anything that I set my mind to if I’m willing to put in the time and effort. Seeing just how far I’ve come has given me confidence though. It shows me that some risks are worth taking and that it pays off to never give up on your dreams.

Where do you plan on traveling next?

I’ll be in New York for the first time next week to attend Fashion Week! AHHH!

If you could collaborate with any brand in the entire world, who would it be and why?

I actually have a “blogging bucket list” full of brands that I would love to work with. I have already crossed off a couple of those, but the ones I am shooting, for now, are Kate Spade, Dior, Rebecca Taylor and Zimmermann (among others) because they are my absolute favorite brands in the entire world.

What is your drink order?  (From anywhere and anything) 

Probably a strawberry lemonade or green tea.

Who is your biggest supporter?

My husband, for sure! When I was left without a photographer, he took it upon himself to help me out because he knew how important this was to me. We have both learned photography from scratch and are still learning every day. He decided to start taking it more seriously so we upgraded to our first DSLR and the rest is history. What started out as just snapping a few photos so I could get my work done turned into an undiscovered talent and something that he truly loves doing. I’m so excited to see how much he flourishes in the future!

 

Who is your favorite Instagrammer?

Aside from @juliahengel, I love @amelialiana! Her feed is absolutely beautiful!

Who is your favorite blogger?

Julia from Gal Meets Glam is my absolute favorite ever. I feel like she’s my style spirit animal.

How would you describe your style 

Feminine, romantic, whimsical, colorful, put-together. I incorporate a lot of pinks! 😉

 

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HOW TO SET GOALS

You have goals in life…. You may not know that you have goals, but you do. If you have told yourself that you’re going to get your husband to notice your new hair, that’s your goal. If you are trying to get all of the laundry done before your mom gets home, that’s your goal. If you are someone like me, then you have so many goals, it is hard to keep track of them all. If that’s the case, then I am here to help. I have created two kick ass lists to help you get your shit together and set goals like a #bossbabe.

Before you even begin to think about what you want, you need to be thankful for what you have. Praise the hard working husband that works 12 hours a day to support the family. Be thankful for the car that you drive around. Be thankful for the house that you live in. Take a second to think back to the days when you were living in a shelter home, and be thankful that you aren’t there anymore. Knowing that your bills are going to be paid on time and your kids are going to be fed is something to be thankful for. Giving thanks is so important, because if you are not thankful for what you have, then why are you working so hard for something that is unappreciated?

Now that you have given thanks to your mom for being the best mother that she can be, it’s time to move on to the fun stuff! When setting goals, you need to keep a few things in mind. This is going to be very important when writing your goals out.

  1. Your goals need to be specific. If you are unsure of what you want, how are you suppose to achieve the goal?
  2. Make sure that your goals are realistic. I am not saying not to shoot for the stars, but they also have to be attainable. If not, you can will discouraged and give up. We both know that you don’t want that, now do you?
  3. Set a time frame for each goal. Knowing that you have a time period will keep you on your toes. It will also get you to achieve your goals before your time is up. You will accept your own challenge!
  4. Take action! List the steps that you need to take in order to achieve each goal.

Take as much time as needed and write down your goals that need to be accomplished. It can be anything; to loose 30 pounds, get the house organized, reach 10,000 blog and Instagram followers. Big or small, write them all down. At this point it doesn’t really matter where they are written, we just need to make sure that we know where the list is in a little bit. You know what, I lied, it does matter where you write down these goals. How about printing out the goals list that I have created for you! Setting goals is fun, isn’t it?

Here you go: Goals List.jpg

Now that you have created your goals list, it is important to write down the steps that you are going to take to achieve those goals. No matter what the goal is, you need a plan of action! As promised, I have a third and final list for you! This will help you understand what it takes to get those goals accomplished. Print one of these for ever goal that you have.

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It’s very important to keep these lists somewhere that you are going to see them every day. Put them in that important binder that you have. Tape them to the inside of your planner. Frame them or even put them on your refrigerator. Wherever you think will work the best, let them shine!

Now all that is left is to have a positive mind set and start crossing those bad boys off of your list! Before you know it, all of your goals will be achieved, and it will be time to make new ones. Have fun!

 

I got an overwhelming amount of love on my last #bossbabe post, so I hope that you love this one just as much. If you would like to know what my goals are, let me know. I would be more than happy to write a separate post just for them! Be sure to tell me how the lists worked out for you!

 

I would like to dedicate this post to my beautiful Aunt Cindy. Thank you for being the inspiration behind this post, I love you so much! 

Inspiration is everywhere, I came up with this blog post idea in the gardening aisle of a Big Lots.

Summer Fashion

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I know that it’s not technically summer yet, but here in Bakersfield, it has already been over 100 degrees! Just because it’s gross outside does not mean that I need to look gross.

I am in need for some cute summer clothes, but something affordable. Where do I go? If you said Forever 21, you are absolutely right. How cute is this off the shoulder top that I picked up from there? Guess how much it was? Never mind I will just tell you… $12.90. Yes, the mind was blown, you’re welcome! I love Forever 21, not only are they affordable, but they have a large variety of plus size clothes. I know that every time I walk in there, I am going to find something cute. That tends to be good and bad. This palm tree print on my shirt has been everywhere lately. Everything about this top is just so adorable and appropriate for summer time! This top is off the shoulder and very light weight, it also cinches in at the waist to give a flattering look to the body. I absolutely love it!

What would summer be without sunglasses? I picked these cute ones up from Charlotte Russe for $5.

You can find similar ones here.

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There you have it, my fashion find for today!

Skin Care Routine

Hello everyone! Today I am bringing to you all my skin care routine. This routine is something that works for my normal to dry skin. I hope that some of you find this post helpful! Now, let’s jump right in!

Wash my face!

I like to use an exfoliate scrub cleanser to wash my face, since I wear makeup often, I feel like an exfoliant product helps to remove whatever is left on my face. This one is from Walmart and super inexpensive!

Coconut Oil!

This product can be used for many things, but I  like to use it as a part of my skin care routine. Before I wash my face, I like to use this to take off all of my makeup. It breaks down the mascara and just helps all of the makeup come right off. After I have washed my face, I like to go in with the coconut oil again, and apply a generous amount to my face. I leave it on for about 5 minutes and then wipe it off. You would be surprised how much stuff this product removes. 

Soft lips! 

One all of that coconut oil is off I like to apple some type of lip butter or chapstick, this one is from the Fresh Picked collection at Bath and Body Works. It’s super hydrating and smells like strawberries. 

Last, but not least, I use some type of mask! 

I tend to get a lot of blackheads, so I gravitate towards a mud or charcole mask. These types of masks unclog pores! While I wait for my mask to dry, I like to clean up around the house or watch a show! 

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Skin Care Product Review 

Ahhhh!! Back with another product review post! I love these types of posts, I get to try out new products and fall in love! Today’s feature is from a brand that I have reviewed in the past. Tara Lee Natural Beauty, is an amazing all natural, skin care line. All of her products are sold on Etsy. I reviewed her Charcole Clay Mask. AMAZING. If you would like to read that, I will leave that right here for your enjoyment!

I love makeup, but skin care is just as important! Taking care of your skin, helps keep the canvas that we paint; nice, clean and smooth! I have tried out just a few of the many products that are available in Tara Lee’s shop. I will have all of these products linked, so that you can try them out yourself! 

Packaging: 

I would love to start this review by saying, the products come very well packaged! They are in plastic tubs, twist off lid, and are extra sealed with tape for the traveling. That way, when you receive your products, you don’t have to worry about any of it being spilled out. 

French Green Clay Mask: 

This mask comes in a poweder form, you mix with a little water, and then apply to the face. I love the fact that it come as a powder. I feel like the product won’t be wasted that way. Sometimes when the clay masks are already mixed, they can dry out fast. If you don’t properly close the lid, or of you leave the lid off for a long time, it tends to harden faster. The scent of this product isn’t too overpowering, which I love, that way you aren’t too scared to wear it because of the smell. 

I like to apply this mask when I am cleaning my house, I call it multi-tasking! 

Whipped Scub: 

I have the Herbal Whipped Salt Scrub and the Whipped Sugar Scrub. I love scrubs in general, but the Whipped Sugar Scrub is my FAVORITE! It smells like lemon cake batter, I love lemon cake. It contains coconut oil, so it doesn’t dry out your skin. It’s a scrub, so that means that it exfoliates. It is just an all around great product! 

The Herbal Scrub is just as good, the only difference is that it contains herbs. When you first open the product, you will find the herbal smell, and a small amount of the herbs right on top! 

The cool thing about these scrubs, you can choose the color that you want and the ounces! 

Sea Kelp Mask: 

This is an Organic Sea Kelp Mask, or a seaweed mask, and it helps to purify the skin. This mask has the same concept of the others, you mix it with water and then apply to the face. You can also customize the masks to your liking. There are some extra add ons and different ingredients that are available. I leave the mask on until it is completely dry and then wash it away with warm water. No redness, just a clean smiling face! Again, what I love about her products, is that the scents are not too over powering. 

There are 31 different items to choose from in her shop. Next I want to try out her Strawberry Sugar Scrub and the Eye Brightening Makeup Remover! 

Tara has been so kind and has give me a discount code to share with you! If you use “TARALEEBEAUTY” at checkout, you don’t have to pay for shipping! I know that you are just dying to try these products out! I hope that you enjoyed this product review and if there are any more products that you would like for me to test for you, just let me know! 

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