How To Get Your Life When You Feel Lost

I’m been away from my blogging safe haven for a while and during that time I had a breakdown, an epiphany, felt lost and confused .. and ultimately got back up and began to re-find myself.

I. Am. Still. Trying. To. Figure. It. Out.

Everyday is a challenge.

No, seriously.

A multitude of things has happened during my time away from my blogging safe haven. I am finishing up the final touches of redecorating my room. My heart was broken. I booked a vacation rental to Costa Rica for my 23rd birthday. My heart was broken again lol. I lost my voice. I stopped writing. I began to feel very uninspired. I re-found my voice. I wrote. A lot. I realigned my goals. My laptop broke – which ultimately stopped me from blogging to you all about all the things that I’ve been dealing with. I got a new laptop. I started to revisit the world of dating -yass honey! I started my natural body butters. I’ve been learning and experimenting with new jewelry designs and finding ways to better myself and my craft. I tried being vegan for a week. I realized that I can only be vegan for a week and the pescatarian lifestyle is for me lol. I also realized that my working environment isn’t one that makes me happy. Realized that a part of the reason that it is so hard to steadily be happy and journey on towards peace is because I am surrounded by more negative things, people and places than I thought. I realized that I need to separate myself from those things now more than ever for the sake of my mental health, clarity and continuous path to self love. Oh, I need a new job guys. This is FACTS. I’m actively looking. However, I also realized that my true goal is to work for myself. Aside from that, I also had to remind myself that even during my times of doubt and frustration that I am an extraordinary, exceptional, brilliant and beautiful human being. So for the time I was away ….. I laughed, I cried, I learned … and realized that I am a confused, beautiful but … seriously a confused mess and I need to get my life.

Yes, you read that long ass paragraph only for it to end with “I’m confused”. I am lost in translation. Swept up in thoughts of how to make myself a better person than I was yesterday and caught between making those around me happy, helping out where I can and perfecting my craft and writing and re-finding my voice and just wanting some plain old love and attention!

If the title has compelled you to read this then you’re probably waiting for the part where I give a list of proper advice about how to get ya life! Listen, this is one time where I am just as lost as you. No proper advice over here just the beginning phases of life getting that I went through, lol.


During my time away I learned that the best way to start is to identify the problem. The source of stress. Source of sadness, hindrance, confusion etc. For me, that was identifying that I felt stuck, stagnant and complacent.

Then I stopped in my tracks and thought about why I felt this way. I’ve been out of college for over a year now. I don’t have a job in my field. I gave up a year of my life to help out someone who doesn’t seem to appreciate it. My business has been open for a year and I feel like it should be bigger than it is (while I do know these things take patience, time, hard work and dedication). A relationship that I thought was going to flourish in every sense of the word … failed. I couldn’t hold on to money. Felt like important people in my life weren’t matching the effort in which I give them (this still holds true but this is for another post lol). Oh man, and so much more.

I cried. Then I cried some more. I let out a rage of emotions.

Then I snapped out of it.

If you are a frequent reader of my blog, it won’t surprise you that I then made a list.

I made a list of goals. Then I prioritized them. Then I made a list of how to accomplish them. I made a list of my feelings. Then I made a list of how to work through each one.

I consoled myself. Because at 2 a.m when you feel like the world is crashing down on you and there’s no one you can call .. you’re all you have. And even when you feel like you deserve more than that or you don’t feel like that’s not enough … YOU HAVE TO BE ENOUGH FOR YOU. No matter what.

I revisited yoga and different breathing practices. Because during this time, I stopped and I could feel the tension rising within me.

I prayed. I’m not religious in any sense of the word but I believe in a higher power and I find solace in talking to that being.

I woke up one morning and I decided that I could no longer let my feelings of complacency stop me from being motivated and taking charge of my life.

I woke up that same morning grateful that I have been given another chance to make things right & to be my best self.

I applied to jobs. I read a little. Put on a face mask. Laughed. Facetimed bae and told myself that the following days would be different.

I spoke my goals into existence and I have been doing it since that morning.

Then I smiled because the only place to go from here is up. There will be a few more bad patches along the way -I know. There will be more times, when I’m feeling less grateful and less blissful, more discouraged, more frustrated but I know that I will overcome it. As I stated before, I am an extraordinary, beautiful, intelligent, confused mess and I realized if it wasn’t so, I wouldn’t be me and I couldn’t and wouldn’t have it any other way.

& CHECK .. there you have it, in the midst of all things confusing, ya girl has begun to get her life.

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Along My Spiritual Journey: The Beginning

A few months before my 21st birthday I think I had an epiphany. I kind of fell … into myself. Let me explain.

I have always felt like the odd one out. Externally, I was happy and just like everyone else. Internally, I knew I was different. I pretended to enjoy the same things that everyone else did. I pretended that my beliefs were the same as theirs. I pretended that I cared about the same things. I knew I didn’t but externally it made me fit right in. So much so, that in high school it became me … or rather I became it. I became the girl that cared about drama. I became the girl that was hard on the exterior. I became the girl that didn’t take any shit. I became the beauty queen that everyone desired to be. The alpha female. Externally.

Internally, I was fighting. With myself. With what others would think of me. You see, when I was living in Boston .. although I pretended and I kind of fit, I never felt comfortable. It never felt like home. But when I moved back to New York, my pretending got me accepted. The boy I liked, liked me back. I mean he worshiped the ground I walked on. I made friends instantly .. and we clicked just the same. My home life wasn’t the best (I resented my family a lot because they continued their life in New York while I had to start over in another state … but that’s another story lol) but I was healthy and happy .. externally.

Internally, I still felt different. Awkward. Always trying to find the right thing to say. Although everyone thought I had it all figured out. So I went along with it. Up until the last day of high school. Good riddens, except for a few close friends I left high school and my pretend games behind. Or so I thought.

When I got to college, I was ecstatic. I felt like a new chapter had begun. Until one piece of high school followed me to college. She didn’t know me all too well, but we had the same group of friends .. and she felt safe, so we clung to each other. I could tell that she was playing a pretend game too, although we never spoke about it. Together along with some other friends we met, we became the cool freshmans. But we, us two stood out. For different reasons, and this story isn’t about her sooooo yea lol. I stood out for those same reason as I did in high school. I became one of the popular girls. In my group, I was considered the outspoken one, the one that people went to, the one that everyone wanted but couldn’t get, the one that couldn’t be figured out but had the answers, the plans. I was once again an alpha female.

I won’t lie. While in college, I did enjoy my pretend game. I felt on top of the world. And I had my group of best friends that I could turn to. To release the real me … at a bare minimum. Until a bare minimum with 5 or 6 girls wasn’t enough. I got tired of being sheltered. Sheltering myself and who I really was. I began to hate myself again. The fight and anger brewing inside of my yet again. External vs internal. Who I want to be vs Who I am. Ah.

The transition from sophomore year to junior year was the hardest and most fulfilling. Don’t worry, I’ll tell you why. Lol.

Sophomore year, I lost a good friend (yes, it was the girl from the previous paragraph). See, her game of pretending ended .. quite abruptly. Then she transferred schools. But, like I said this story isn’t about her lol. After losing her, I began to reevaluate things that were important to me. Over time, my views on things began to change. And I voiced them. I no longer stated what people wanted to hear. I stated what was from my heart .. as cheesy as that sounds. Buttttttttttt, something was still, I don’t know .. blocking me? Maybe it was me blocking me because I was so used to hiding the bitter parts of myself.

Well anyways, I continue to struggle internally and I think externally it began to show. I distanced myself from my loved ones, buried my head in books and work and went on a small hiatus. Then things went left. On my haitus, I fell off. I didn’t care about anything and fell into a spell of depression. And I mean things really did go LEFT. Everything that could go wrong .. was going wrong. Love life – wrong. Friendships – wrong. Work – I got fired so yea wrong. School – WRONG.

This is going to sound so cheesy and cliche and every word that is synonymous with cliche … but then I had a terrible hair mishap. Bare with me readers, lol. This hair mishap resulted in me having to cut my hair (something that I wanted to do for a while but was too afraid to do). Let. Me. Tell. You. I had never felt so free. The day I cut my hair was the day I got fired. I had cried on the way to my moms friends apartment but when I got there I was at ease. I guess I knew a change was coming lol. I told everyone that I got fired and they gasped. I remember giggling and although I felt terrible, saying “It’s okay, everything happens for a reason”. He told me to prepare myself and I sat in this little chair while he gathered his equipment. I vividly remember the buzzing sound as he turned the clippers on. I was scared as hell! And as he took this razor to my head, I began to shed so many fucking tears it was unbelievable. I just cried. It felt so good. Like years and years of fake, bullshit, sucky moments were being washed away. Oh my goodness. I remember when he was done, I let out this huge sigh, I wiped my eyes and he gave me a mirror. I was afraid to look, but everyone in the house was cheering me on and making me feel so pretty and awesome lol. I looked in the mirror, smiled and cried all over again because I truly did feel free in that very moment

That exact moment was when I think I had the epiphany.

The next week at school, listen honey… I slayed. It was the last week of junior year but I still felt on top of the world. I carried that same attitude through summer vacation and back again into my senior year. Oh man, senior year (once again, that’s another story lol).

The beginning of senior year was met with so much positive vibes and good energy. The start of my spiritual journey had begun. I said what I wanted. Dressed the way I wanted. Felt the way I wanted and without apologizes.
This time around, I was still outspoken but in the most genuine and authentic way. Like, I am cheesing as I write this. That is how amazing it felt. I was still a reliable source for people, I was still dependable, tactful, charming and beautiful and people saw that. I was still an alpha female, but in a more positive and luminescent way. As a matter of fact more people gravitated towards me and the energy that I gave off. Was I still guarded? Of course. It was just the beginning. But opening up myself to receive the energy of other amazing and positive people was something I had never felt before and it was invigorating. I was satisfied externally and internally for the first time in what felt like forever.

I remember a friend of mine, Brian pulled me aside and he said to me “I see a change in you from the girl you were when I first met you and the woman you are now. I love it. Keep getting better. I see you, Sky”. I wonder if he remembers that. Lol. That comment was one of the best compliments I had ever received in my life .. even to this day. It just let me know that all along, I could have been myself .. and been happy being myself and the right people would have gravitated towards me from the beginning.

But everything happens for a reason.

I know that.

As a matter of fact, I am grateful it didn’t happen from the beginning because I wouldn’t have learned to love myself the way I do now. I wouldn’t have grown. Every hardship that I have overcome has helped shape me into a better person.


Making this this blog, has been about continuing to open myself up, in hopes to inspire at least one person. Or to help at least one person. Or to let at least one person know that they are not alone … and it is okay to be weird lol. With that being said, I hope that you guys enjoyed this post – a little more intimate side of me and who I am. Like the title says, this was just the beginning so stay tuned for part two. ❤

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Outfit Diaries| July 4th Weekend

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Shirt| H&M
Shorts| American Eagle
Arm Candy| Anne Klein, DeLaJipi
Sandals| Target
Bag| Forever21

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Haul Time| Home Decor & Style ReVamp

It’s always fun to have a day (every once in a while) where nothing matters. You just enjoy the day for what is, take in the scenery, breathe and let go … and if you can do a little shopping!

This past Saturday, I visited Tanger Outlets/Foxwood Casinos in Connecticut and picked up a few different items (boyyyy, was I loving the sales!)

Btw| I won $40 at the Casino. I felt like a superstar! Lmao

Here are the things that I purchased:

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There’s something sexy yet sophisticated about Button Up’s. These H&M Button Up’s cost $12.99 which drew me right in (usually, I see Button Up’s going for $20 and up) and lately, I’ve been trying to revamp my style. It’s not news that my style is very bohemian inspired but lately I’ve become drawn to the minimalist/chic look which reminds me of sultry yet ‘grown woman’ vibes.

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I then saw these jeans and listen …. I loveeeeeee a good sale! I had been looking for a nice pair of black ripped jeans (and white ones) so when I saw these (and that price) I had to get it. As for the second pair of jeans, you really can’t go wrong with jeans that cost 10 bucks so I picked those up as well. When you’re a bit of a curvy girl, it’s hard to find jeans that compliment both your hips and waist but I find that H&M very rarely lets me down in that department.

Note: These jeans are a size 10 but my size varies with the style and cut of each pair of jeans. These two jeans had AMAZING stretch so size 10 was perfect and gave me some breathing room too.


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I stopped by Bath & Body Works (who is having an amazing sale by the way!) and picked up a few fragrances, two candles and a some lotion. Let me tell you, those Pineapple Mango candles smell soooooo good!

Note| If you are interested in candles, fragrances, shower gels etc … the sale is 75% off. These items were originally 13 dollars and up and I ended up getting them for about 3-4 dollars.


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I am lacking in the summer department so I decided to pick up a pair of shorts. American Eagle is another place that does me justice in the jeans department … however their prices aren’t always ‘broke blogger’ friendly. So, I was really happy that these shorts were 40% off, high waisted and with great stretch!

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There’s nothing really to this shirt. I bought it because I thought it was cute lol.


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Before leaving the outlet, we stopped in Charlotte Russe. I loved their clothing items and their prices but the quality of clothing wasn’t doing it for me so I opted out of purchasing anything in that department lol. However, along with that minimalist/chic look that I been loving lately, statement neck pieces are slowly but surely becoming my thing. Like I said the prices in CR are great so I snagged these for 5 dollars each.


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Last, but certainly not least I picked a few things at my local TJ Maxx, yesterday. I have been redecorating my room and the sign “Choose Your Own Adventure” really stuck out to me so I had to purchase that. I’ve been printing out all of my pictures recently so I snagged a vintage picture frame as well. To finish off my purchase, I picked up  2 Indian made porcelain dishes.

I have a few more purchases to make to kick start my summer and the redecoration of my room but I think this was a good start. I hope you all enjoyed this mini haul ❤

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12 Black Businesses To Shop From

For the past few months I have been really keen on switching over to buying from my black sisters and brothers. Here, I have compiled a short list of 12 black businesses that I have (or plan) to buy from/support in the upcoming weeks. Check it out ! ❤

For Head Gear

  1. Visit The Wrap Life .


Out of Brooklyn, NY, Nnenna Stella offers a variety of beautiful hand printed African inspired head wraps among other things.

2. Visit Loc Soc

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This business offers a wrap that is for fashion and protective styling. Two in one! Made with locs in mind, it has now been adapted to wear with any style, length or texture of hair.


Apparel

3. Visit Kashmir.VIII

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Kashmir Thompson’s giant selection offers everything from clutches, t-shirts to even coasters.

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4. Visit The Very Black Project

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5. Visit Tees In The Trap

This website features phone cases, coffee mugs, totes and of course t-shirts. All of these items are accented with popular terms and catch phrases from the hip-hop community, black culture and just everyday life.

6. Visit Mo’s Bows

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A 14 year old from Memphis is the CEO of Mo’s Bows hand made bow ties. He realized his love for fashion and at the age of 9 started his own company. I think we should all take the time out to re-evaluate our lives because this kid is amazing, lol!

7. Visit Gloss Rags
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This website features the names of our brothers and sisters that have been victims of police brutality, unfair justice system and unjustified killings on t-shirts. It’s a beautiful way to pay homage to those who are no longer with us.


Hair Care

8. Visit Camille Rose Naturals
Moroccan Pear Conditioning Custrad is a culinary cocktail blend of nourishing oils to soften and protect the hair's moisture barrier. Recipe: Our natural buttercream base is silkened with a culinary cocktail oil blend of Moroccan pear, Cherry Kernel and Urica (nettle). Vitamin-rich extracts A,B,C,D & K are mixed with protective Antioxidants to offer potent nourishment to strands in need of a little TLC. Rich Omega 6 and 9 top off this powerfully sweet conditioning treat for all hair types.

To all my brothers and sisters that are interested in using all natural products, this is for you! Developed in 2010 by Janell Stephens, Camille Rose Naturals is dedicated to providing hair care as well as beauty care products that are natural and hand made.


Beauty

9. Visit The Lip Bar

 

This website features a variety of beautiful lipsticks. Besides the amazing price, I love that they use natural ingredients such as jojoba oil and shea butter in their products.

10. Visit  Ka’oir Cosmetics

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CEO Keyshia Ka’oir offers a make up line that has the most radiant and beautiful lipsticks. Her website also features lashes, and nail products.


Fun!

11. Visit Cards For All People

Black Card Revoked - Original Flavor

Reminiscent of the popular game ‘Cards Against Humanity’, Cards For All People challenges your knowledge about black culture.


Jewelry

12. Visit Cielo’s Hippie Shop

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Now what kind of person would I be if I didn’t feature myself in this list of black businesses to shop from, lol! I am very much inspired by bohemian culture and incorporate a variety of healing stones in my designs.


With that being said, I hope you enjoyed this short list of black businesses to buy from. ❤

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Haul Time| Summer Sandals featuring Asos & Missguided

Summer time is coming! Vacation time is near!

And I’m out of control, lol.

Recently I’ve been stocking up on a bunch of summer essentials ❤ and sandals have been high on that list.

Below are some of the new members to my shoe family. I got some great shoes and even better deals!

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I needed some new neutral sandals and brown is always the first color on my list when I think of items that are versatile. While peeking around in Target, I came across these beautiful leather and strap up Mossimo sandals. For people that have wide feet (like myself), these sandals are perfect because they have a unique design that helps to give your feet a slimming effect. Oh! and that wide leather band isn’t squeezing your feet into oblivion – which is always good.

Price – $20.00


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Ironically enough, I have never owned a pair of simple black sandals. I get so stuck on brown and tan colors that I neglect every other color. Lol. I definitely wanted to add black to my shoe collection and when I saw these on Asos, I had to get them. When it comes to shoes, I tend to be quite basic. However, these sandals also have a 3/4 inch platform so it gives it a little edge while still keeping true to my simplistic shoe style. Also if you are shopping on Asos, you get a student discount!

Price – $17.00


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I’ve noticed that when people hear “Payless” they tend to start the judging game. I am not ashamed to say that some of my best shoe purchases (especially for summer sandals and wedges) have been from Payless. There are a few things I love about these sandals. First the color. If black is not something I usually get then you can only imagine how out there silver is for me! I also love the unique ankle straps – that is certainly something that I haven’t had in my closet so I was excited about this purchase. The only con with these shoes are the front straps. For wide foot gals like myself, it is a little tight but after wearing it a couple of times I am sure that it will strength to become more comfortable.

Original Price – $39.00 | Price I Paid – $14.00


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These rhinestones make me feel like I’m back in 8th grade but something about these sandals screamed “Buy Me”. I love the double strap and the hippie vibe that the rope around the perimeter of the sandal is giving me. I also like the mini platform and the overall look of these sandals. Missguided is another online store that gives students a discount.

Original Price – $40.00 | Price I Paid – $17.00


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Rounding it off with some simplicity, I also got these beautiful sandals from Missguided. I love these shoes because while an all white sandal is a first for me, its still simple simple simple! This is something I can pair with just about anything and I love it. My favorite part about these sandals is the lightweight feel of it. While it does feature a platform and one inch heel, it is extremely comfortable and so free feeling. Walking around the house in these, I literally forgot they were on my feet – I did not want to take them off. The only con with these shoes …. it’s white so I will have to be extremely careful with these babies.

Original Price – 40.00  | Price I Paid – $12.00


Summer hasn’t arrived yet so I still have time to get more .. but I hope you enjoyed this mini haul and potentially found some new places to get some inexpensive summer deals ❤

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Outfit Diaries | Suede On Suede

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I have been dying to wear this outfit! I recently got these beautiful suede pants in the mail and was immediately thinking of way to rock it! The first thing that came to my mind was this suede olive green shirt/dress that I got from a boutique in Bay Ridge. I indecisively struggled between what shoes to wear before opting for these pointed toe snake skinesque heels. Finally I topped off my outfit with a thrifted Rugby snake skin clutch and face full of glam -check my highlight lol ❤

Shirt/Dress| Flavour
Pants| H&M
Shoes| ZooShoo
Accesories| My moms closet
Clutch| Thrifted

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Travel Goals – 2016 & Beyond

I’m in my early 20’s. No career, currently out of school, no MAJOR bills to pay and no kids. If you are like me then you know .. this is the time to travel! Now, don’t get me wrong, this is NO shade to people that have careers, children, bills or who are in school – actually I respect those that are in those situations but I am also happy that I don’t have those responsibilities yet! Not saying that if you have these responsibilities that it can’t be done but quite honestly, not having those major responsibilities like a career or children does make it easier to dive right into the world of traveling.

My mother always told me that this is my time to live! To explore and to conquer! With that being said one of my goals for the next 5 years is to start traveling like a maniac. So I thought, why not create a bucket list -if you will- of places that I have my eyes on. Some of these places I’ve been to but I never really got the chance to explore and really submerge myself into the customs and culture and that is really my main goal. Hopefully, I can start crossing these beautiful places off my list sooner rather than later!

  1. Amsterdam
  2. Sweden
  3. England
  4. Kenya
  5. Jamaica
  6. Panama
  7. Costa Rica
  8. Puerto Rico
  9. Texas
  10. Las Vegas
  11. Trinidad
  12. Barbados
  13. Bahamas
  14. St. Thomas
  15. Turks and Caicos
  16. Thailand
  17. St. Lucia
  18. St. Marteen
  19. New Zealand
  20. Fiji
  21. South Africa
  22. St. Kitts
  23. Belize
  24. Mexico
  25. Venzuela
  26. Chile
  27. Colombia
  28. France
  29. Curacao
  30. Cape Verde

What are some places you hope to visit in the next few years?

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Surprise!

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So, sometime last week I was invited to a surprise gathering for a friend of mine. One of my new years resolutions for 2016 has been to start going more – so when I was invited I immediately headed to my closet and called two of my best friends to tag along. So without going into a thousand details, here is my outfit from that night!

Necklace| Boohoo
Dress| Missguided
Clutch| Missguided
Platform Ankle Shoes| H&M
Lippie| Colourpop Ultra Matte – Guess

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Let’s Fix This Face – A Mini Beauty/Skin Care Haul

For the past few weeks I have been trying to find a skin care regimen that works for my skin type. I did a lot of research by looking into what works for people with similar skin types and watching lots of YouTube videos by some of my favorites. Unfortunately, I was still hesitant on what products I should get. Well, a few days ago I found myself in Walgreens and I picked out a few beauty products that kind of just called to me! So, I hope you guys enjoy this post and this haul and hopefully it gives you some insight into what products you might want to try.

What is my skin type?

Well, I have combination to oily skin. However, not all products work on my face because it is extremely sensitive. My problem areas are pretty typical – oily T zone with random dry spots.

So, what did I get?

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Witch Hazel – I already had this but it’s something that I wanted to include in this haul because it is in constant usage for my face. When it comes to wiping away excess dirt and oil, this is my go to product.

Studio 35 Beauty Premium Facial Cleansing Pads – I picked this up because I wanted something to use with my Witch Hazel. Paper Towels are too harsh and Cotton Balls just weren’t doing the trick. What I like about these is they are double sided (one side has an exfoliating pad while the other is soft and smooth) which gives you the choice is how exactly you want to clean your face.

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PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash ;Maximum Strength with Benzoyl Peroxide 10% – I picked this up because it was recommended to me by my dermatologist about a year ago. However, I could never find this product in drug stores so I would also end up getting its sister product – which was a soap bar (instead of the foaming wash). I actually stopped using it for a while because I felt that it was to harsh for my face and it left my skin feeling severely dry. However, I am down for trying a product out a second time. Also, I did use this product everyday in the past. This time around I plan to use this product once or twice a week in hopes that it really gets out those impurities and oil build up that my face tends to sustain during the week.

Burt’s Bees Brightening Daily Facial Cleanser with Daisy Extract – 98.7% natural written on the bottle is what made me buy this product. Burt’s Bees is known for being one of the more natural lines of beauty products out .. which means you really can’t go wrong trying out their products. Being that I got PanOxyl as a once of week cleanser, I decided that I should get something for everyday usage. I’ll tell you, I just used some before writing this post and I’m in love!

Side bar: I do try my hardest to use all natural products but sometimes you just can’t get away from the unnatural things. So until I find an all natural way to take care of my skin, some of these products will just have to do.

Burt’s Bees Peach & Willow Bark Deep Pore Scrub – Now 99.9% natural had me. Lol. Not only that but I am plagued by white heads (problem area – my nose) and I have found very few scrubs that work for my face. Once again, my skin is too sensitive to take tons of exfoliation so I’ll probably use this once or twice a week.

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Frank Coconut Body Scrub – This stuff I’ve had for a while but I thought that it would be a good idea to incorporate with my new skin routine. Like most people, if I use the same product too often my skin will start to reject it. So, I plan to switch this out with my Burt’s Bees scrub every other week or so just to keep my routine fresh and skin vibrant.

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Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture for Sensitive Skin – So, by now you guys should know … I am the token child for sensitive skin. So literally, as soon as I saw sensitive skin I was sold! I have been using this for the past couple of days as well and already my skin feels so hydrated without feeling oily. I have used a sister product of this before but the one I used contained SPF 15 and it made me extremely oily and I couldn’t stand it. Furthermore, I have tried well known brands like CetaPhil and it just doesn’t work for me, so I’m excited to see how my skin will continue to react to this product.

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Last but not least on the things I picked up from my Walgreens adventure is the Sally Hansen Nail Polish in the color 310 Slick Slate. You guys know I’ve been trying to grow my nail polish collection so I threw this in my basket.

The last two products (purchased from The Body Shop) are things that I have had in my regimen and will continue to use.
Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter – This is basically what I use to remove my makeup and I still have found nothing that compares to it. Whenever I use this there is no product residue and my face feel smooth and hydrated after washing.

Tea Tree Face Mask – This mask just makes my face feel minty fresh and lifts those impurities from my face. I use this on a bi-weekly basis and it hasn’t let me down.

These products along with my cold pressed, unrefined coconut oil are going to make up my new skin care routine. Of course along the way I will switch out and try new products but I’m pretty excited for the new items that I purchased!

I hoped that you guys enjoyed this post and hopefully you see some items that you want to try! ❤

xoxo Cielo.