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Trend Intention.....

February 21, 2018

Curating a fun and personal style isn't always easy. Finding pieces that you love and not succumbing to fads and trends can also be difficult. One of my intentions this year is to fill my wardrobe with classic pieces that I love. And in addition, I have also challenged myself to include trendy pieces that are out of my comfort zone as well.

With that being said, I have been loving big, fun, bell sleeves lately! I adore how airy, fun, and feminine the sleeves are. My favorite blouses that I have been wearing often this season is the white blouse, which is from the brand, Free People and the three-tiered sleeve yellow blouse which is from the brand, Gianni Bini. I bought these two from Dillard's, and they are a great addition to my wardrobe.

Know that it is definitely okay to try new trends, but make sure that you love them and that they add unity to your style.

Outfit from Valentine's Day
Blouse (similar here) | Denim | Boots | Lipstick | Earrings (Kohls)


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The Ordinary.....

February 19, 2018



Being the skincare addict that I am, I am constantly looking for new brands to try. There are many brands out on the market that sometimes it's difficult to commit to just one. Before I try a new brand, I spend a lot of time researching about it and its products. One particular brand that I've been wanting to try was the Ordinary and I finally purchased four products from them about a month ago. 

The Ordinary has taken the beauty market by storm. What attracted me to this brand was the price and the ingredients in their products. All of their products does not contain "parabens  (which are chemicals that can interfere with hormones such as estrogen), sulphates, mineral oil, animal oils", and other harmful substances(more info here). And they do not test on animals.

I have been using these products for the past four weeks and I have noticed a difference in my skin. I have noticed that my skin is more softer; my dark spots are slowly fading, and I have not gotten any pimples in the past month. Also, I have been eating more healthier so that also contributes to the overall health of my skin.


The Products...

This toner contains 7% glycolic acid which is an AHA (alpha hydroxyl acid) that "exfoliates the skin" (theordinary.com). This product is supposed to exfoliate and  improve radiance and clarity of the skin. The main ingredients are "glycolic acid, amino acids, aloe vera, ginseng, and tasmanian pepperberry "(more info here). I use this product right after I cleanse my face. It doesn't sting my skin and my skin feels refreshed after using it.

Salicylic acid is known to be one of the most powerful and active acid for fighting blemishes. It is BHA (beta hydroxyl acid) that also "exfoliates the skin"(theordinary.com). This product has 2% salicylic acid and witch hazel in it (click here for more). I use this product after I apply the toner. I have noticed that the blackheads on my nose are less visible than they used to be. 

This serum is said to" reduce spots and hyperpigmentation". I use this after I apply the salicylic acid solution. Honestly, I don't know if I like this product. I don't have any hyperpigmentation and my spots are not that big so I can't say much about it. Also, I like serums that improves the skin's elasticity and I was hoping this product would do that, but so far, it has not. So I will not be repurchasing this.  

I am a skeptic when it comes to natural oils that can be used on the skin, because I have tried natural oils like coconut, olive, grapeseed, and almond on my face and I disliked how they made my face feel afterwards, especially coconut oil. I get rashes everytime I use coconut oil on my face. So I was a little hesistant to buy this oil, but I've heard great things about Marula oil so I decided to give it a try. Marula oil is rich with antioxidant and it's referred to as a "luxrury oil"(theordinary.com). I love this oil! It hydrates my face and has definetly helped improve the radiance of skin. 


Overall, I do like this brand, and I think their products are an amazing quality, especially for the price. I will definetly encourage you all to try prodcuts from this brand.

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I appologize for not writing the LOVE Challenge post for the third week. I just got busy with school because it was midterms, and I had project due for every class. Thank You all so much for your patience.

Valentine's Day Date Ideas.....

January 31, 2018


Happy Wednesday!

January is officially over and Valentine's Day is just two weeks away. In this short time, coming up with date ideas can be such a struggle so I have come with seven date ideas that I think is
I also want to share with y'all some Valentine's Day date ideas for all the couples out there.
Here they are:
  1. Have dinner at a fancy restaurant on the rooftop of a skyscraper where you can see the entire city
  2. Instead of dining out, stay home and cook your significant other's favorite meal, and have a candlelight dinner at home
  3. Go to an amusement park and spend the day riding most of the rides and then have dinner afterwards
  4. Plan a getaway to the mountains and rent a cabin. Then light up as many candles as you want (they don't have to be real), then order some food or cook( your choice), and afterwards, create a fort with pillows and blankets, dim the lights, and just spend time with each other, talking.
  5. Re-create one of your favorite dates you've gone on so far
  6. Be unconventional and go camping. Set up a bonfire and make s'mores, and just enjoy each other's company
  7. Spend the whole day enjoying each other's company in any way that suits you both and just appreciate each other. 
I hope you enjoyed reading today's post and I hope you found it helpful!

Have a blessed day!

Daily Word
Song of Solomon 2:16
"My beloved is mine, and I am his.
He feeds his flock among the lilies." ~ NKJV

Scripture Writing Challenge: Week 2.....

January 29, 2018

Happy Monday!

Scripture Writing Challenge Update: Week 1

My favorite scripture this week was Romans 8:37-39, particularly the verses 38-39, which says that:
 "And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about about tomorrow- not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love.
No power in the sky above or in the earth below-indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord."~NLT

Reading and writing this verse gave me so much assurance that the love God has for me is greater than I can imagine. His love is so reckless and overwhelming that no human being, and absolutely nothing under the heavens or the earth can ever taint it or separate me from it; and that despite all my fears, and hidden sins, He still loves me.

The challenge continues with new sets of scriptures to write and this week, it is all about loving God. Truly, understand how it means to love God this week through reading and writing of His Word. Here are the scriptures:


Cozy Scarves.....

January 24, 2018


Happy Wednesday!

One of my favorite winter accessories is scarves. I love scarves especially the big ones that look like blankets. Finding the perfect scarf to add to your winter wardrobe can often times be a hassle. So I have come up with five places that I think has scarves that are cute, cozy, comfortable, and has a good quality.

Places to shop for scarves....

  1. H&M
  2. Urban Outfitters
  3. American Eagle Outfitters
  4. Forever 21
  5. Charlotte Russe (I have a scarf from here that has lasted me for almost 4 years and it is still cozy and comfortable)
Daily Word
Psalm 136: 26
"Give thanks to the God of heaven. 
    His faithful love endures forever."- NLT

I hope you enjoyed reading this! Have a lovely Wednesday!

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