My Morning Routine

First off it is extremely difficult for me to wake up in the morning. It is awful!!! I am not a morning person at all! So I thought why not tell y’all how I get past the horrible morning and take on the day.

So I reluctantly wake up and lay in bed for about 30 minutes messing around on my phone, checking instagram, pinterest and so on. I think about what I am going to wear and how to do my makeup and hair. IT RARELY ACTUALLY HAPPENS THE WAY I THOUGHT IT WOULD.

I get up and get some coffee then walk to the bathroom, and brush my teeth, I use activated charcoal tablets 3 times a week, if you haven’t and you use other whiteners, STOP!!!! Activated charcoal tablets are the best, the are all natural and they don’t hurt your enamel after use. It is also great to have around your house in general, it can help with stomach aches, any kind of poisoning rather it be food or ingesting something you shouldn’t have, it is a good face mask, obviously I LOVE ACTIVATED CHARCOAL. After that I rinse my mouth out with mouth wash and then brush my teeth with regular toothpaste. On the days I don’t use charcoal I do the last two.

After that I wash my face. This is where I get a little complicated. First I run HOT water and rinse my face, I want to open my pores as much as possible without having to steam all the time. Then I wash my face with Neutrogena Pore Cleanser and then Cetaphil Cleanser. After that I use an ice-cube and rub it all over my face, it closes pores while they are still clean and keeps dirt out. I use Redness Relief after and then end it all with Ponds Lotion. I know it is a lot but face is very dry, I have never had oily skin so to keep hydrated this routine is what I have found works best for me. I would not recommend to everyone to use multiple products like I use. It can be harsh on your face if it is not the right products for your skin, it has taken a lot of trial and error to find what works for me. I also have this routine down to a science so it takes me about 5 to 10 minutes to get it all done.

Then comes the hard part finding what to wear. As I said before it rarely comes together how I thought it would but I try. Choosing what to do with my makeup comes next and last my hair.

All and all the process lasts about an hour and a half, then I am ready to take on the day! Woohoooo!!!

Weekend Blog #5- Figuring out my life

I spent the majority of this weekend really thinking about what I want out of life. I know that is pretty deep but I was looking on Facebook and realized that I was dwelling in the past and need to move on from my old life and look to the future. I found myself getting kind of depressed looking at things going on in my old town and with people I used to talk to so I decided I am done. I deleted my Facebook and I am looking toward the future.

I made a Bucket List with the hundred things I want to do in my life. My list includes places I want to travel to, things I want, the job I want, dream places to live and so on.

I came up with my five year plan as well. And decided when I graduate from the Art Institute I am going to find a job in New York and take a huge leap of faith to move out there. I want to continue my education in a masters program at The Fashion Institute of Technology and really get my dream job and this is the best way to do so.

I am excited to continue on the path that I am and I think all of the trials I have gone through in the past year happened to gear me up for what is to come and I am actually happy I went through them.

Weekly Blog #4- And thats a wrap!

I have watched Glee from the beginning and it is so sad when shows end, it feels like you are missing a part of yourself and something you identify with. I’m not a singer or anything, I used to dance a lot, but I think the great unifier of the show was more or less Just Be Happy Being Yourself! Find what makes you unique and true to yourself and don’t let anyone tell you what to say, do or how to act. That is a strong message for a show to have and I am glad there was a show on T.V that spoke to that. You will be missed Glee.

Other than that I spent some time with my grandma this week, we went shopping and hung out it was really nice.

Not much else happened I should find out this upcoming week about jobs, it is hitting the deadline the gave me.

Talk to you soon.

Weekend Blog #4- Drop Dead Diva

Had a few things to do this weekend…

I watched the first two seasons of Drop Dead Diva on Netflix. If you haven’t seen it, it is adorable and funny.

I read some of “Yes, Please” by Amy Poehler. OMG one of my favorites.

I went to dinner at my grandparents and hung for a while, since I just moved back to Colorado it is nice to get to spend more time with them. The ask a lot of questions but thats family. What can you do?

I went and looked at some apartments Downtown. I found a few I am in love with so as soon as I save up a little bit probably for the next month or two I will be out on my own and oh so happy.

Weekly Blog #3 – Interviews and Meetings

I did a few things this week. Not as much as I thought I would but I was pretty busy.

I had a morning meeting with a potential employer/ my mom’s mentor which was pretty fun, she bought me breakfast which was a major plus!!! We had a long talk about positions she has open, what she would have me do and just about life. I have known her since I was 6 and she helped my mom so much when I was growing up and guided her to be what she is now so I definitely take anything she says to heart. She is extremely successful and independent, she is a role model for me and I am excited that she is offering what she is offering. She told me in the next week if don’t hear from the other jobs I interviewed for I have a position with her that pays really well so that is on my list for sure!

I got another job offer to be an Event Coordinator for a marketing company here in Denver. It is an awesome opportunity so I have yet another interview this week. I hope I hear something soon because talking about myself in interviews gets repetitive and annoying. I think my gripe with the interview process is they don’t really get to know you at all, most in them have a set of questions and they aren’t very personable. I think that the person you are has a hand in the job you do and how well you do it but questions like “tell me about a time you worked well with others to accomplish a goal”, what the heck, I want to say “every job I have had, at any moment in the day because I don’t work for myself I work for a company so your question is kind of irrelevant.” Of course I don’t say that but I want to so bad!!!!! What I am trying to say is I’m over interviews.

Again I will let you know what happens!

Talk to you monday!! Have a good weekend.

What’s In My Purse???

I love when blogs are as personal as possible and I think it is awesome when people show what is going on in their lives including products they use on a daily basis so I thought I would do a post about what is in my purse.

-From Left to Right-

I have my Michael Kors wallet, I am surprised how long I have had this it has been over a year and a half and I have not thought about buying a different wallet which is weird for me

My knit hat, I live in Colorado and I never know when I may need to cover my head

I have a Miranda Lambert koozie, I went to her concert for my best friend’s birthday and for some reason I always have it with me, I am a born and raised Texan as well so that might explain it

My glasses and sunglasses. A hair tie.

I also have a baby lips lip balm, I love this one because it has a great color as well as a shimmer

I have a Michael Kors Glam Duo Stick, it has a really pretty plum-colored gloss and a Jasmine perfume on the other side

I also have two Victoria Secret body sprays, not sure if they still sell them but they are Night and Very Sexy Temptation.

I also have my tablet and blog journal.

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Weekend Blog #3- Got my hair did, Netflix will be the death of me

So I didn’t do much this weekend again but I did get my hair done. I got a trim so nothing big but my aunt owns her own salon so it is really nice to catch up with her. I feel like she is one of the few people in my family I can really talk to and not worry about judgements or either of us getting pissed off, she is like a 21-year-old herself so it is easy to talk with her. She really does give me advice I can follow instead of telling me what to do, which is a huge problem in my family. Everyone does that to me, tells me “advice” but they are really telling me “DO THIS because I know better and I am right.” It’s a struggle but I’m used to it by now.

I watched the new Tina Fey show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. SO FUNNY!!!  Tina Fey is one of my favorite comedians and she is a comedy genius. The show is so cute and funny but relatable at the core of it. All the issues she has are more like a teenager, or a young adults issues. The issues manifest for a 29-year-old who just got out of a bunker after 15 years but she learns things and understands more as time goes on and grows more and more. I feel like that is the place I am in now, just trying to find my way and learning new things as time goes on. I recommend it!! It is an easy watch and defiantly a binge watch but doesn’t take long and you will want to continue. 🙂