Stop Apologizing: Love Yourself

 

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“Oh, I’m sorry.” 

Wait……. Why am I sorry? That person bumped into me. 

“I’m sorry.” 

Why did I just apologize for laughing? That person is laughing too. 

 

I do this all of the time and if you don’t know what I am talking about, I am talking about the fact that I apologize for being me. I can’t help myself and it’s a very bad habit. I can’t be the only person that does this. I recently made a promise to myself that I am no longer going to apologize for being me. I’m going to start living my best life and stop second guessing myself. I’m going to laugh however I want, I’m going to walk freely, I’m going to smile if I want to. I have a right to be on this earth, just as much as anyone else. Apologizing for everything that I do is something that I do as an insecurity. If I apologize, that means that I am lesser than the person that I am apologizing to. I know that I am not any less than that person. I am a human being that has emotions, I am a human being that walks down a street, and I am a human being that compliments something that I like. If you are like me and apologize for something that you didn’t need to apologize for, I want you to stand with me and stop apologizing. Tell yourself that you’re allowed to laugh, you’re allowed to breathe, and you’re allowed to be yourself. Promise yourself that you are going to stop saying sorry for no reason.

 

I would like a friend of mine for inspiring this blog post (you know who you are).

 

Photos were taken by Kaya Irene Photography

My dress is from Torrid

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Meet the Woggn Family

I know that I don’t share much of my family, but here you go! Meet the Woggn’s.

 

A big thank you to Vintage Roots Photography for always doing an amazing job.

10 Things to do to get Inspired: Creator’s Block

We are all artists, no matter what our passion is, we create art. I can speak for myself when I say that I have been in a funk when it comes to creativity. It happens to the best of us, but it can be a challenge to get out of. So for those of you that are going through this little phase, here are a few things that you can do to become inspired

 

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1. Take a walk

Walking can clear your mind so that you can see the world around you. Inspiration is everywhere, you just need to open your eyes.

2. Go somewhere different

If you normally go to a Starbucks every morning, try the locally owned coffee shop downtown instead.

3.  Read a book

I know that you have a book in your room that you have been meaning to read, but have never gotten to it. Read it! So much inspiration can be on the first page.

4. Take a vacation

Even if you just go somewhere for the weekend. Get out of the town that you are in and go explore.

5. Change the screen saver on your phone

I know that this may sound a little silly, but I can’t tell you how many times that I have been inspired by someone’s wallpaper on their phone.

6. Create a vision board

Creating a vision board of everything that you want in life, or the things that make you smile can really change your mood.

7.  Shopping 

It doesn’t matter if I am shopping or window shopping, it always inspires me. Grab your shopping buddy and go!

8. Listen to music

Listen to your favorite music! I love me some 80’s and 90’s country!

9. Listen to a podcast

There are so many inspirational podcasts out there, pick one!

10. Talk to your favorite person

Talking to someone that you love can really help shift the mindset.

 

What do you do to get inspired? 

A Celebration List

Work, work, clean house, some more work. Ugh does it ever end? How come I have been working for the last three days, and still feel like I haven't accomplished anything?? I have crossed some things off of my list, so why is there so much left? It's because I am looking at my list all wrong. You heard me, all wrong I tell you!

Every Monday morning I sit down with my coffee, listen to a podcast, and write a list of everything that I need to accomplish for the week. That's normal right? As the week goes by, I will cross off everything that I have done on that list. Well when I look at that list at the end of the week, I get so pissed off at myself when I look at everything that is still unaccomplished.

One morning while I was sipping my amazing coffee, I was listening to the Style Your Mind podcast, hosted by Cara Alwill Leyba. She explained that she writes a celebration list. At the end of every day or every week, she will write down everything that she had accomplished during that time. So instead of kicking herself, she celebrates herself for all of her hard work.

What a brilliant idea! I will make two separate lists, one for everything that needs to be done for the week, and another for all of my celebrations! If I keep throwing out negative thoughts out into the universe about my list, guess what the universe is going to hit me with?

So from now on, I will be writing a celebration list to go along with every to do list!

5 books to read! 

In order to be the best person that you can be, you need to have a good mind set. You need to have the confidence that you can do anything in the world. In order to do so, what would help you get that set of mind? Mine is to read amazing books! If you are not a book reader, then I would suggest downloading some of these books on Audible, because they are that good. 

Book #1

YOU are a BADASS; if you are ever doubting yourself, you need this book. This Bad Ass book is filled with amazing quotes, meditation, and vision boards! This book is the perfect confidence booster and good for the soul.

Book#2

#GIRLBOSS; this book is all about hard work, dedication, and real life! Sophia explains how she got to where she is now. The struggles that she went through in the process and that sometimes you have to fight it alone. This book is perfect for those of you wanting to start a business or those of you that have a business.

Book #3

You’re Here for a Reason; This book holds a very special place in my heart. When you are questioning yourself, and your reason for being on this earth, read this book. It will make you cry! Plus, there are some amazing pictures! Nancy Tillman really hit home with this one.

Book #4

The Ultimate Writing Guide for Students; the main reason that I purchased this book was for my blog. If I wanted to take my blogging seriously, I needed to have proper grammar! This book has helped me out tremendously! I have a lot more confidence when I hit publish at the end of a post.

Book #5

Rich Dad Poor Dad; This book talks about what the rich and the poor teach their children about money. The different perspectives that humans have on working for what they have.

 

That brings us to the end! I challenge you to read one of these books that intrigue you the most. I promise that you will fall in love with which ever one that you choose! I know that you can do it, I believe in you.

Being a Boss Babe

BOSS BABE, READING THOSE WORDS IN YOUR HEAD, WHAT DO YOU PICTURE? IS IT A WOMAN THAT WORKS HARD FOR WHAT SHE WANTS? A GIRL WITH A DREAM BIGGER THAN HER HAIR AND A PLAN TO MAKE IT HAPPEN? WHAT ABOUT A SINGLE MOTHER OF FOUR, WORKING TWO JOBS, JUST SO THAT SHE CAN FEED HER BABIES AND STILL HAVE ENOUGH TO PAY THE RENT?

What if I told you that you that all of those are correct. You don’t have to be the CEO of a huge company in order to be a boss babe. You don’t even have to have a job at all! If you have a passion for something and the drive for that passion, you are a boss babe. So for all of you boss babes out there, this is a post just for you! I am going to be sharing some tips with you to help you manage your time as a boss babe.

#BOSSBABETIPS

The very first tip that I have for you is to……wait for it…….GET UP EARLY. If you are a night owl like me, this tip is going to be very difficult to get used to. Let’s be honest for a second, the earlier that you get up, the more time that you have during the day to get your shit done! So before you go to bed try setting more than one alarm, and place your phone across the room you. This will make sure that you have to actually get up, and by the time that you turn it off, you won’t want to climb back into bed.

On to the second tip! After you get your ass up and your coffee is made, find somewhere that you can sit to gather your thoughts. Go sit out on the patio, head to the cozy chair by the fireplace, wherever you feel that you can relax the most. You can call it meditation or whatever you like best. Just set aside 10 minutes each day to think about whatever you want. This could be the time to; come up with blog post ideas, business proposals, school, maybe a stretch, anything that makes you happy. Try not to worry, there will be plenty of time for that after your work is done.

Something else that is helpful would be to make your bed (if you don’t already do that). When you make your bed, you won’t want to climb back into it. Why mess up the 36 pillows that you just arranged for only you to see.

When getting ready for the day, try to avoid all social media. Facebook can be an easy waste of 15 minutes believe it or not. We are all guilty of falling down that rabbit hole that we like to call Pinterest. “I just need to look at something real quick.” That is one of the biggest lies that anyone has ever told. That 15 minutes could go toward trying something different with your hair or adding on some false lashes that you don’t ever really have time to apply.

Once your makeup and hair is all done up, you want to make sure that you dress the boss babe part. Just remember to dress for the job that you want, not the one that you have! If your dream job is to be the face of Torrid 2018; put on those super cute capri pants, that bright coral top, the cutest heels that you own, and strut down that hallway like you own it! Oh wait..that’s my dream. Well, I guess that I can share it with you.

This next tip is by far my favorite and that is to set goals for yourself! In order to be a boss babe, you have to have at least something that you are working towards. It doesn’t have to be big, it can be as simple as drinking more water. Find something that you want to accomplish and put it somewhere that you can see all of the time. Try writing down some of your goals, take a picture of them, and set that photo as your wallpaper! That way you can always see them, and remind yourself that those goals need to be accomplished.

No matter what is happening throughout the day, you have to keep a positive mind. Moods can change very easily, but if you feel that bad mood coming through, try and shift your mind. This is easier said than done, but all it takes is practice. When you have a positive mind, you can get so much more done during your day. Especially when you aren’t still pissed off at the driver that cut you off on the freeway.

Another tip that can save you so much time as a boss babe is to keep your work space organized. No matter what you are doing, make sure that you can find what you need. If you are a makeup artist, make sure that your kit is packed and your brushes are cleaned. If you are a stay at home mom, make sure that you know exactly where the pacifier and blanket is. If you are a fashion blogger, make sure that you have that shoot outfit ready to be put on! Make it easy for yourself! Did I mention that this will save you so much time? I sure did!

My final tip for you is to read something inspirational! I know that this is the most obvious tip, but for some reason reading something that is inspiring makes me want to get up and work! I want to take on the world because a book told me that I could! Silly right? Well, whatever works! I am not really sure if this tip can save you anytime, but it sure can make your heart smile. Besides, inspiration is one of the many meaning of being a boss babe.

 

Cheers to the mom out there kicking ass all by herself, high five to the passion driven entrepreneur, and a big hug to the soon to be a Torrid fashion model. I hope that at least one of these #BossBabe tips helped or inspired you in some way! I would love to hear any of the tips that you have. I can always use them! 

 

 

THE DISNEY TAG

Oh my goodness! I can’t tell you how excited I was when I found this tag! This is so perfect and so fitting for me. For those of you that don’t know, I am a huge Disney fan. I love all things Disney, I take all of the Disney quizzes on Facebook, the whole shebang! My mind is still blown that I came across this tag on twitter! I love it!

FAVORITE CHARACTER: Dory from Finding Nemo. Who doesn’t love her. Did I mention that the Ellen plays the voice of Dory????

FAVORITE PRINCESS: I would have to say Jasmine or Ariel. Tough call.

FAVORITE HEROINE: Merida for sure. She goes after what she believes and she is just so brave. No pun intended!

FAVORITE PRINCE: Shang from Mulan. Best looking prince by far. 

FAVORITE HERO: Prince Eric, hands down. 

FAVORITE ANIMAL: Pastel, the little thing from Tangled. He is just so adorable.

FAVORITE SIDEKICK: Tito from Oliver & Company. He is just so hilarious.

FAVORITE VILLAIN: Maleficent, I LOOVVVEE Maleficent the movie. It shows the good side of her and really explains why she is a villain.

FAVORITE ORIGINAL CHARACTER: The Aristocats. A great classic and family movie.

FAVORITE LOVE SONG: Love is an open door, (Frozen). I don’t like the fact that the cutest love song ever was a duet with a villain, but I will get over it.

FAVORITE SONG: Stand Out by Power Line. If you have never watched “A Goofy Movie”, go now.

FAVORITE VILLAIN SONG: That would have to be Mother Knows Best by Mother Gothel.

FAVORITE KISS: Max and Roxanne.

FAVORITE CLASSIC: I am going to keep referencing A goofy Movie, because it is my favorite.

SONG THAT ALWAYS GETS STUCK IN YOUR HEAD: Hakuna Matata.

FAVORITE PIXAR MOVIE: Inside Out, it is just so adorable and real.

LEAST FAVORITE MOVIE: Dumbo. It may be because Dumbo gets drunk and sees a bunch of pink and purple elephants? Or that his moma gets beat and separated from him. I don’t know, just not my favorite.

FAVORITE SEQUAL: Finding Dory, baby Dory is just so cute.

OVERRATED DISNEY MOVIE: I don’t think that any of them are really overrated to be honest.

UNDERRATED: The Great Mouse Detective, it is such a good movie.

MOVIE THAT MAKES YOU LAUGH: The Aristocats and The Emperor’s New Groove.

MOVIE THAT MAKES YOU CRY: UP! Oh my gosh, I remember the first time that I watched that movie, I balled my eyes out!

SADDEST SCENE IN YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE: I would have to say that the saddest scene in A Goofy Movie is when Max yelled at Goofy at Lester’s Possum Park.

SADDEST DEATH: Bambi’s mom. Tear..

FAVORITE QUOTE: “You’re only a fool if you give up.” -Aladdin

FAVORITE THEME PARK: I have only been to Disneyland in Anaheim once, and it was for grad night. 

FAVORITE ATTRACTION: Never rode one.

FAVORITE SHOW: This question isn’t really specific, so if we are taking about shows at Disneyland then it is the Firework show. If we are talking about shows on the Disney Channel, then they are Hannah Montana and That’s So Raven.

We have reached the end! I had so much fun answering these questions. They were a lot harder than you think! Feel free to do this tag and pass it on! 


Disclaimer: I found all of the pictures on Google. 

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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The Mystery Blogger Award!

Hello to all of you gorgeous creatures! I am hopping that you have clicked on this post because you are excited to read about the award that I have been nominated for!

I would like to thank StyledbyMckenz for nominating me! I am so honored! She is super adorable and her Instagram is the best. Do yourself a favor and go check out her links.

The creator of this award is Okotoenigma! This tag is seriously the best! Thank you for coming up with such a great idea.

 For those of you that are not familiar with blogger awards, here is how they work.

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide their link as well.
  5. Tell your readers three things about yourself.
  6. Answer five questions from the nominee.
  7. Nominate your blogger (10-20 bloggers).
  8. Notify the bloggers by leaving a comment on their blog.
  9. Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, including one weird or funny question.
  10. Share the link to your best post.

3 facts about me

  1. I love elephants!!
  2. I have 4 tattoos. 
  3. I hate Mayonnaise! Yuck.

 

 

Here are my questions to you-

Where do you picture yourself in ten years?

In ten years I see myself owning a home, blogging full time, and having one baby.

What was the first camera you ever had like?

The first camera that I ever has was a tiny pink cannon digital camera. Santa got it for me for Christmas!

How has your dad impacted your life?

Unfortunately my dad is no longer on with us, but he has had a huge impact on my life. He has taught me to be kind, true and selfless.

    What is your favorite TV show to binge watch? YouTuber?

I LOVE YouTube. I watch a list of girls. My favs are ; Nicole Guerriero, Nikkie Tutorials, Jaclyn Hill, Eleventh Gorgeous, Lauran Curtis, Alisha Marie, Megan Leigh, and so many more!

When do you feel most productive?

I feel the most productive when I wake up early!

 

Nominees

Samslookbookblog
Jamie

Yangandbeyond

Theresamariedaily

Galelagasetheblog

Dasalavric

https://www.beautifulgraciousandgood.com/

Elenarasbear

Ashley J

Zoestyle

My questions for my nominees are: 

  1. What is your favorite makeup brand ?
  2. If you could be an animal, which one would you be and why?
  3. What would you say that your fashion style is (Boho, chic, comfy,glam) ?
  4. What is your number one goal for this year ?
  5. Why did you start blogging? What inspired you?

Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial 

My first attempt at a step by step eye shadow tutorial.. not bad right? Hello everyone! I promised more makeup posts, so here you go! 

This look is perfect for a party, special event, or just because! I hope that you enjoy! 

The first thing that I do before any eyeshadow look, is prime my eyelids. This helps the eyeshadow stay longer and creates a nice clean base to start with. 

Transition shades are always a good step. Light browns or skin tone eyeshadow are good transition colors. This step makes it easier to transition from a lighter shade of eyeshadow, into a darker shade. I make sure and blend the light brown like it’s no ones business. 

Once that light brown is all blended, I went in with a deep cranberry color to blend right in with that first shade. I cannot tell you how important it is to blend. Keep on blending! 

The step that helps create this smokey eye, is the dark outer corner. On a very small blending brush, I picked up some black eyeshadow and slowly started blending that into the outer V of the eye. I am making sure to take my time on this part, black eyeshadow can be very tricky to work with. 

Once that black is all blended to my liking,  I went in with a light, shimmer berry color and packed that onto the lid. 

To brighten up this look a little, I went in with a highlight shade and placed that right under my brow bone. This just gives the smokey eye a little bit of something extra. Another trick to opening up the eyes a little, is to add the highlight shade to the inner corners of the eyes. 

To balance out my eyes, on a blending brush, I used that same cranberry shade that I used in my crease,  and ran it under my lash line. I also added some black eyeliner in my waterline. 

After that was all completed, I threw on some mascara and a little highlight on my cheeks.  This is my finished look! I hope that you enjoyed it! Smokey eyes are my favorite looks to create. 
The pallet that I used for this tutorial is the Morphe X Kathleen Lights Pallet.

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