Saturday, November 29, 2014

Black Friday Haul 2014

This Black Friday, my family and I decided to brave the long lines and take advantage of some amazing deals. After a long day of looking around and debating whether I should get something or not, I've ended up with a pretty good size of items I bought.

With Christmas break coming soon, I decided to get some books to read while on vacation. After waiting for it's release for months, I was finally able to buy Zoe's book, Girl Online. While looking around the store, I found The Infinite Moment of Us, which seemed pretty interesting so I decided to get it as well.


Then we went to Aeropostale, which had one of the best deals ever with 60% off everything. From there, I decided to buy a LLD Eyelash Sweater in coral pink that is so soft and comfy, I'm definitely going to get a good use out of it this season. I also bought a graphic tee from the United XXVI brand to use as sleepwear since they only had the larger sizes left.


From Walmart we bought a Sony Wifi Blu-ray Player and some DVDs, together with others from Best Buy.


After a long time of debating, I also decided to buy a GoPro Hero3+ from Best Buy. Since the deal of this product came with a free LCD Touch BacPac and a SD card, the price was worth it. Although this purchase pretty much left me broke, I'm glad that I bought it because I will be able to capture so many memories with such amazing quality and ease.


So this is my black friday haul; what's yours? Hope you found some great deals and treated yourself to a shopping spree. Until the next post. Never forget to be you.

*Disclaimer: All opinions are my own, and I am not being sponsored by the company(ies) mentioned above*

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

#Kindnessxox

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, people are starting to show their appreciation for all the things they have been blessed with; things that we take for granted and should be thankful for everyday. As we go on with our daily lives, we don't realize just how how fortunate we are to be able to do things that seem unimportant to us, like taking a car ride or even going to school.

We forget about those who don't have the privilege to go to school. We forget about those who don't have anything to eat, while we are being picky with our food and at times wasting it. We forget about those who don't have the comfort to sleep on a bed at night, or don't have a roof over their heads to protect them.

This Thanksgiving, we should make it our goal to reach out to those who are in need, whether it be a compliment to a stranger who passes you by or donating to charities or organizations that help others. Starting today, we should take every opportunity we have to be a source of joy to others. As I try to do this myself, I would like to encourage you all to do some random acts of kindness that just may make someone's day a thousand times better. By helping others, we will be able to share with them the joys of life and hopefully inspire others to do the same. Through this, we will be able to make the world a better place, one act of kindness at a time.

If you do choose to accept this challenge, post a picture or a message on any social media using the hashtag #kindnessxox. Through this, we will be able to share the many ideas we have all come up with to try and make a change in people's lives.

Don't be afraid to go out and try to bring joy into the world. Until the next post. Never forget to be you.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Kiss gelDress

Not having the best skills at putting on nail polish, I always find myself having to redo my nails over and over again. Whether it be having to apply more coats or taking off everything I did and restarting the process, I'm never always completely happy with the end result. As I got tired of the hassle in trying to make my nails look somewhat presentable, I began to search for products that made the manicure process easy and left me content with the way my nails looked.

While looking through my local Walmart store I found Kiss's gelDress products, which are sticker like nail polish gel strips. As I looked through the selection, I absolutely loved all the colors and designs that they had. To test out the product, I settled with buying the designs called "Moon Shine" and "Majestic."




Only costing about $5, this product was easy to apply and it was able to give me salon quality looking nails. All I had to do after putting it on was apply a clear coat on top. After having them on for about a week now, they still look amazing and I've received so many compliments on them. I would definitely use this product again and recommend it for those of you who want to save time and money and skip the hassle in doing your own nails at home. There are so many choices you can choose from for you to be able to express yourself and show your personality, just by a look at your hands.

Until the next post. Never forget to be you.

*Disclaimer: All opinions are my own, and I am not being sponsored by the company(ies) mentioned above*

Monday, November 17, 2014

How to Successfully Follow a Blog

Lately, I have realized that whenever I tried to follow a blog and clicked on the "join this site" button, I would always receive this message:
As I tried to search up reasons for this and ways to fix it, I found that many people have been having this problem since 2012, or maybe even longer, and there was still no solution to it. So I decided to play around, and after clicking many different buttons, I was able to successfully follow a blog.

Just incase any of you wanted to follow my blog, or another one for that matter, this blog post will show you how to do that.

First, you click on the blue square that is at the right corner of the members tab.
Next, you click on the follow button at the right corner of the screen that pops up.
Then, if needed, log into the account you want to follow the blog with.

As soon as you are logged in, click on "More Options" located at the bottom center of the brown/beige box that appears.
On the next screen that shows up, you can finally click on the follow button.

Hope these steps help you out and let you follow your favorite blogs. Until the next post. Never forget to be you.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Confidence

As we all go on with our daily routines, there always seems to be that one person we see who makes us feel bad about ourselves and the way we look. Whether it be that photoshopped model on a magazine or that tall and 'beautiful' person who passes us by, it seems like we can never escape the expectations society has set for us to be able to call ourselves beautiful.

With all the stress and importance placed on the way someone looks, we always end up wishing that we were someone else rather than ourselves. We end up trying to make ourselves someone who we're not and covering up the true values we have in life. As we tend to follow the trends that have been set by society, we take on completely different looks as we seek the approval of others. Because of this we lose who we are as individuals and follow the temporary ways of the world.

Struggling with confidence myself, I understand how hard it is to just be yourself without caring about what others think. But we need to remember that everyone is different and beautiful in their own way. Beauty isn't about how tall someone is or how much they weigh. It isn't about what kind of clothes you wear or the hair style you have. Rather, its about being the person God has created you to be and the ability for you to be able to love yourself and the people around you. Makeup and fashion should be used to express who you are and not what the world wants you to be. You don't need to use makeup, but if you do, it shouldn't be used to completely hide your face but to respect and enhance the amazing features of the body you have been blessed with.

The way you see yourself is the way people see you, so once you start to realize and believe that you are beautiful in your own way, it will start to show on the outside. Take a chance and be confident. Never forget to be you.

1 Samuel 16:7 "...For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Something New

Hello and welcome to my blog!

After a long time of thinking and planning, I have finally decided to start my own blog dedicated to basically anything and everything that I can write about. Trying to juggle school, family, and my future together, I also hope to have some fun and make many amazing memories. 

As I write about things ranging from what I love to the places I go, I hope to inspire and help you make the best out of life. After realizing the many choices one has to make, whether it be what clothes to wear or what food to eat, I am willing to try out new things so that I can share my tips and opinions with you and at the same time try to find myself. So hop on and let's take this journey together, one step at a time. With each other's support, we can take on the world and live life loving the person that we are.

Hope you are all as excited as I am! Never forget to be you.