After a looong time designing my new site, I finally pulled the trigger today and switched to Squarespace! 🙌🙌
I absolutely love it. ♥️♥️
Tell me in the comments, are you on Squarespace? I’d love to see your site!
Happy Tuesday my peeps!!! Todays post is a long one, but worth the read!! .
Now that the hard transitioning day from Sunday to Monday is over, time to welcome Tuesday with open arms! Yesterday I saw the MOST beautimous (my favorite Ellie word) double rainbow of my entire life and a gorgeous sunset from this beautiful field. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always been fascinated with the stars, the sky, and especially colorful things such as: rainbows.There’s a song that I was taught in primary and the first verse and chorus says,” I like to look for rainbows whenever there is rain, and ponder on the beauty of an earth made clean again, I want my life to be as clean as earth right after rain, I want to be the best I can and live with God again...” Every-time I see a rainbow my mind wanders to this song and I think to myself,” how wonderful is it that because of Christ I CAN be made clean again like the Earth after rain?” We all have the opportunity to be forgiven of our past mistakes and the mistakes we make in our every-day lives. Sometimes we can really be harsh on ourselves and dwell on the negativity because we feel like we deserve it, but as we rely on God to ease our pains and lift our burdens, we can find peace and direction in those times that seem cloudy. And as the tears and sorrow begin to wash away, God will create beautiful things to remind us we are not alone and that we are destined for greatness- like this rainbow. I saw it and for the first time in a while I felt completely filled with gratitude and HOPE. So, I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday and don’t forget to look for Gods hand in your life- because it’s there!
I don’t typically do the type of post where it’s like ‘oooo I’m a girl💁🏼♀️ that’s smoking weed😜💨’ but I thought this was too funny to not make lol
I also am not the one to make a whole blog-type post but I’ve been feeling like it’s time I get some of my thoughts out there.
I never did either of these things and skipped out and so many other choices because I was afraid of what others would think. And I’m So. Fucking. Sick. Of it. I do smoke weed and I hate when I feel like I can’t post something because I’m scared someone will get offended or think I’m ‘not professional’ or any other odd negative connotations that come with the tittle pot smoker. No human should have to try to explain their human circumstances to another human for acceptance. I’m done worrying about what others think; it’s too tiresome and it’s way more fun living for myself.
I'm a little obsessed with the colour green at the moment. I'm also a little obsessed with smiling, fake lashes and fringes. .
Im not ashamed to admit that I go through phases. I hardly ever finish anything (including my coffee in the morning) and I put things off until they become a real problem. When I'm in a great mood I tend to talk too much and I'm pretty sure I freak a lot of strangers out when I do that.
I have flaws and I'm not afraid to admit them, but there's also a lot of good things about me too that I love. For example: I love ❤ that I'm obsessed with the colour green right now, even though it's probably just a passing phase and I'll end up loving grey next or black again, but I never get tired of black.
I guess you could say this post is about depression and anxiety in a way, if you know me well enough by now. .
Constantly trying to love myself more each day so that I can fully love the others around me too. One step at at time. One day at a time.
#selflove#fuckinghell#thecolourgreen#ilikegreenrightnow#green #🧵 #flaws#blogpost#lashextensions#onestepatatime#anxiety#depression
🙌🏻 🙌🏻 SELF CARE RITUAL LACKING SOMETHING ?
Okay okay okay I got something for you: MORINGA OIL… yep, I have been raving on about this goddam oil & you’re all prob thinking why the heck is she is SooOOOo obsessed.. ! well.. as you know I love healing myself naturally, I try a bunch of products, but this one I keep coming back to - it’s a staple in my skincare rituals🙀
I am aware of the powder form having incredible vit c properties, so when I found it as an oil I haven’t looked back! It’s my fav face oil after I cleanse & tone I apply this 🔥
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More in depth info on the oil via a blog post on my website 💫(link in bio) 💫
& the team have reached out to me with a code for you all to get 10% off… ☺️👌🏼 (“OYSTORE”) I adore this oil & highly recommend for anyone suffering with acne or skin issues, it will assist in calming your skin also great for intimacy and decreasing stress..it’s just perfect..... 💕😋
A Song of Ice and Fire.
Who else is super excited (or nervous) for the final episode of Game of Thrones? I'm not the biggest fan of this season but best believe that I'll be awake at 3am tomorrow.
As a huge fan of GoT, I was excited for the Urban Decay x Game of Thrones Collection but, upon seeing the products, I couldn't help but feel disappointed. The eyeshadow palette is not what I expected and I wish UD had released a few smaller palettes inspired by the different houses. Needless to say, I didn't purchase anything from the collection.
However, I was inspired to create my own palette (using single eyeshadows from my makeup collection) based on House Targaryen, House Stark and House Lannister. Even though icy silver and blue tones come to mind when I think of Daenerys and House Targaryen, their house symbol is actually red and black (red dragons against a black background). House Stark immediately makes me think of snow while red and yellow shades are seen in the Lannister symbol.
So photographed above are a couple of eyeshadow shades that are reminiscent of these house colours. Sugarpill's Love + is a true red (represents both dragon fire and the striking red shades seen in the Lannister and Targaryen symbols) and Nabla's Absinthe and UD's Lounge and Loaded are gorgeous icy blue shades that make me think of snow and white walkers.
Have you tried the UD x GoT collection? Let me know below!
Various Empties Part 18.
Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop - this is a lovely serum that has more of a lightweight oil consistency. Formulated with centella asiatica and vitamin C, this product helped to fade recent acne scars and blemishes (but didn't do much for more stubborn blemishes). What I liked about this is how gentle and moisturizing this was on my skin. It's not the most effective vitamin C product but it was a great way to slowly and gently introduce my skin to vitamin C.
Vitaderm Enzymatic Gel Exfoliator - I usually love Vitaderm's approach to skincare (simple, effective and gentle products with minimal ingredients) but this exfoliator did nothing for my skin. Seriously, it has zero effects on my skin. Repurchase? Nope.
The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% - this is, by far, the most effective vitamin C product I've ever used. It has a creamy yet gritty texture and it slightly stings when applied to active acne. But, it does an excellent job at fading blemishes and PIH. Plus, it's super affordable. Repurchase? Absolutely!
Have you tried any of these products? Comment down below! #burgundyxempties
Low-Buy Update: May 2019.
Rule Recap: I'm allowed to buy 4 beauty (makeup, skincare, haircare, body care, etc) products per month excluding replacements and gifts for other people.
My low-buy year started off really well thanks to being uninspired by the latest beauty launches. However, it became increasing challenging to stick to my low-buy these past two months for two reasons. Firstly, I travelled to Durban and was able to visit a Lush and Urban Decay store. Since we don't have these stores in PE, I did end up buying quite a few products (most of them were replacements but 5 products were not). However, I sort of justified this type of spending because this was the only opportunity I had to physically visit these stores.
Secondly, thanks to Skinoren, I don't have as much acne as I once did. As someone who has had acne for years, this felt amazing. But I soon realized that most of my skincare products are geared towards treating acne. So, before using Skinoren, my skincare goal was to heal my acne but, post-Skinoren, my skincare goals are to repair and hydrate my skin and to fade acne scars and blemishes. This, of course, meant changing up my skincare routine and buying a few new products. That being said, I still tried to stay within my low-buy rules.
Weirdly enough, I found that I'm still spending a relatively significant amount on beauty products even though I'm on a low-buy because I finish products at a faster rate. #burgundyxlowbuy
La vida es ya.
Es justo el sonido de la aguja que está moviendo en tu reloj, el parpadeo en tus pestañas y hasta el sonido del silencio cuando te olvidas de las palabras. La vida es ya porque si fuera después, amigo, la vida no llegaría nunca.