My adventures in weight loss land.

I want to talk about weight loss, dieting and working out. It’s constantly on my mind and I do it everyday so I thought it might be a good idea to share my struggles on here. I know weight and dieting are touchy subjects for some and I don’t mean to offend but this subject has just been weighing (no pun intended) so heavily on my mind.

This is going to be a long post. You’ve been warned.

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What’s in my shower?

I got this idea from a youtuber, GwenInRealLife, I found her while surfing youtube trying to fill the Lush shaped hole in my heart. I haven’t bought anything new from Lush since February or early March but I digress. Being a big fan of fun bath and shower things, I thought it would be fun to share the things I use regularly. I take showers more often than baths so I won’t be including bath bombs and bubble bars in this post.

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So after weeks of nothing…

I finally decided to wear makeup. Yesterday was my first day on the job unsupervised so I thought I would do an almost full face of makeup to give me a little confidence boost. If you want to know how I created this look, keep reading.

 

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Just a little life update

I know I’m always saying I want to/will blog more often but there’s a good reason as to why I haven’t been doing so lately. I am about two and a half weeks into this new job. Today will be my first day on the job without any supervision and I’m super anxious about it. Getting this job in general has caused a lot of anxiety and sadness for me. Not because it’s a difficult job or anything like that, but because it’s an “office job.” Ever since I was a child, I swore to myself that I would never get an “office job.” I am an artist. At the very core of my soul an artist is who I always have been, am, and always will be. I feel like by  taking this job, especially while being trained for it over the past two and a half weeks, my art has suffered. I can’t recall the last time I’ve worn a full face of makeup or even just sat down to paint on canvas.

This job has even been affecting my energy levels while working out. I love working out. Getting in shape is so important to me that I even upped my workouts to 6 days a week with a trainer. I’m hoping now that I’m done with training for this job and my schedule will be my regular 2pm-9pm now, I’ll be able to maintain better energy levels for working out.

If I keep reminding myself that this is not a career; it’s just a job I have to take to make my dream come true, I think I’ll be ok. I’m too creative to stay stagnant for too long.

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Spellbound Herbs

So I finally started using the pine scented soap I got from Spellbound Herbs in Cambria, California way back in November. I had a  very hard time making myself use it because it’s such a pretty bar of soap. I’ve used it a few times now and I feel I can give my honest opinion on it.

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Surrender to silence hear the butterflies whisper…

… is what the tag for this “butter ball” says.

“Sshh…be still and listen…you may hear the butterflies whisper. Your skin will enjoy the plant butters extracted from the seeds of the cocao and shea nuts. Expressed coconut oil is also present to luxuriantly nourish your dry skin. The water will carry the exotic scent of the butterfly pea flowers carried from the opium triangle.”


I am going to preface my review by saying I am always honest if I post about something on here and that is not about to change.


It sounds like a lot of melodramatic hullabaloo for a bath bomb to me. This is the second “butter ball” I’ve used from the rain Africa shop that I stopped in during my trip to New York City last December and I still have mixed feelings.

I’ll start with the pros on this butter ball. Their butter balls are advertised as being really good for your skin and very moisturizing. It definitely delivers on that. My skin feels so soft and moisturized. I’ll admit with all the stress of training for my new job, I haven’t exactly been taking care of my skin so I feel like this is really making up for that.

The scent is amazing. I’ve never heard of butterfly pea flowers but they smell devine. It’s a very fresh floral. So fresh I feel like it almost borders on citrus. I love it. The scent is strong. I think part of that is because  it’s because it’s filled with so many bits and pieces of flowers. It’s pretty much makes your bath look like someone dumped lawn clippings in it but they’re fun to squish between your fingers. They turn your fingers blue for a moment but it rinces away quite easily.

Now for the cons. My biggest pet peeve when it comes to bath bombs is when they sink to bottom and barely fizz. I’m wondering if these have a shorter shelf life than the lush bath bombs. I feel like I only really experience this with lush bath bombs I’ve had for a while.  The fact that it took forever to fizz out while rolling around on the bottom and the lack of color just made it boring.

Part of the fun of bath bombs, for me at least, is how pretty it makes your bath. This particular butter ball does not deliver on that. I don’t blame the people who made it. Its just my personal preference.  I do feel the store I got these butter balls from is geared more toward a sophisticated, dare I say mature bath. To be quite honest though,  the bath just looked like someone dropped lawn clippings in it.

This is the second butter ball I’ve used and the second time my whole body is just on fire. I highly suggest being cautious if you have sensitive skin. I’m posting this 2 days after the bath and my skin is still on fire.

Have you ever used this brand of bath products? What do you think?

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A little update…

It’s been a about a week and half since I last posted on here. A lot has been going on since then. I guess the biggest recent change in my life has been getting a “real” job. I say “real” job because it’s my first job that doesn’t have anything to do with art or makeup in any way. I’ve been training for this new job for just about two weeks now. About the same time that I haven’t blogged on here. It’s been going really well. I like the people I’m working with a lot. The schedule doesn’t interfere with my workouts and they’re flexible enough to give me days off if I get a makeup job. Over all I really like it.

What’s going on with you guys?

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