Makeup Monday: Woodland Wonder

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Happy Monday Everyone!

Today kicks off my Makeup Mondays looks for this month and I am so excited to bring you some fun holiday looks that cater to all range of skills. I want you all to feel inspired and not overwhelmed by the content that I post. So, I am starting with a pretty neutral and wearable look for all my readers who want something easy and simple.

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Products Used:

NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara

Jordan Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color in Rose Macaron

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This look uses one palette and only three shades. You can build up the intensity if you wish, but it’s pretty simple and can be recreated with any neutral palette you may own.

I hope you all enjoyed this look and stay tune for the other more fun/playful looks I have for you all throughout the Fridays in December.

Have a great day and I will see you on Wednesday!

-M

 

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Create – My new tattoo

 

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Happy Monday Everyone!

Welcome back, where do I begin to explain where I have been. It can be summed up by saying that I needed time to live life. Explore new opportunities and make mistakes. I am back to blogging with a new perspective and have a new found energy for what I want to put out into the world.

For starters, I got a new tattoo that embodies this new feeling. I wanted my first blog post to be exactly about creating the life you want. I feel like I have taken these steps in the last few months. This new tattoo is a reminder that I am capable of creating so many wonderful things in my life.

I want to thank you for sticking around and continuing to join me in this journey called life, and all the snapshots I share with you all.

Do any of you have any tattoos? If so what are they and do you mind sharing their meaning?

Have a great day! I will see you on Wednesday.

-M

Thru My Eyes #5

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Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you another through my eyes. You can check out my previous post here if you are curious. In summary these are pictures that didn’t really fit all of my old blog post or are pictures I have captured just because they catch my eye. I hope you enjoy them.

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I hope you enjoy this random post of my extra pictures. I need to remember to do these post more often so my pictures don’t go to waste.

Have a great Day! See you all on Friday. 

-M

Update + Future Giveaway

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Happy Wednesday Everyone!

2018 has been such a interesting year for me. I learned such a valuable lesson straight off the bat that has shaped who I am becoming. It wasn’t anything earth shattering it was a lesson I was avoiding all of last year. I kept putting my head in the sand and just pretending it wasn’t meant for me. Life took the veil off my eyes and here I am today feeling like the same old me, but with more life bruises than I would have liked. I have learned to accept that I will get scrapes, bruises and scars during this journey called life and you can either embrace them or continue to sit with your head under the sand and ignore them.

These upcoming weeks are going to be crucial because I took a huge step towards my own happiness and better mental health. If all pans out I will be writing a follow-up blog post explaining a bit about what I am referring to. I think others like myself may find it helpful. As vague as I am currently being I just want to let you know you always have a option, even if it’s not convenient at the moment life has a way of figuring things out to give you a way out of any tough situation you may be in.

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Okay… Enough emotional stuff let’s talk about my future giveaway. I have decided that once I hit 700 followers on my blog I will be doing a exciting giveaway for you all. I want to give back to all of you who have supported me and have stuck by me through the good and the bad.

With a grateful heart I want to say thank you!

Stay tune for the giveaway and make sure you share my page if you think this may help someone.

Have a beautiful day!

-M

Graffiti Park – Austin, TX

Happy Friday Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you the last installment of my trip to Austin Texas. Keeping with the theme of creativity and art. I visited the Graffiti Park at Castle Hills. This place is a paradise for Graffiti and art.  You could bring your own spray paint and add you own master piece to the walls. Normally Graffiti is frowned upon, but not here. I was too busy spray painting my own art, but I did manage to get a few pictures of my favorite art that other artist had left behind.

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I absolutely loved being able to partake in this experience. I never thought I would of been able to spray paint a wall that was out in the open without getting in trouble. This was definitely a 2017 highlight.

Have a great weekend and I will see you on Monday!

-M

Cathedral Of Junk, Austin TX

Happy Monday Everyone!

Today I am sharing a little bit more of my trip to Austin, TX. One of the things we did was go to the Cathedral of Junk. Think of the saying ” One man’s junk is another man’s treasure”. Well this is definitely a hidden treasure in a suburban neighborhood. As you can see from the first picture even the artist house has personality. img_0013

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This is the artist of this Cathedral of junk. He was out and about answering questions other visitors had. I stood back and listened to what he said taking everything I was surrounded by. He plans on adding more to the cathedral and says he plans on tackling the new additions all by himself. This was definitely one of the highlights of my trip. It made me appreciate the creativity that Austin, TX has.

I hope you all enjoyed this blog post! It’s definitely a place I recommend you go if you are in Austin, TX.

Have a great day! See you on Wednesday.

-M

17 things I learned in 2017

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Happy Friday Everyone!

I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since the start to 2018 and I’ve had a lot of time to think about what 2017 taught me. What lessons I learned that I want to apply to this new year. Coming into this year I am determined  to keep that growth going. I truly believe 2018 is going to be an amazing year for me and I hope for you all as well.

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  1. It’s okay to be scared. Life will through you curve balls and it’s okay to be afraid of what can happen. Just remember that everything happens for a reason and that one day you will look back and be thankful for how those things that you are scared of ended up shaping you.
  2. Love yourself. I spent most of my year focusing on others and putting myself on the back burner. I completely crumbled at the end of the year because I did not know how to love myself. The relationships I had built started to fall apart because something was missing, and that was knowing what I wanted and being okay with myself.
  3.  It’s okay to not be okay. The last 7 months of 2017. I was hanging on by a thread and I was faking being okay and having my sh*t in order only to fall apart behind closed door. I learned that it’s okay to not be okay and that everything will be okay if you decide to take care of yourself.
  4. Nothing is permanent. 2017 taught me that you have the power to change your situation. I also know you have to want to change your situation, but don’t let yourself thing you are stuck in a situation forever. You can control where you stand in your life.
  5. Wear Makeup if you want to. For the majority of the year I focused every morning on creating a beauty routine that would make me feel beautiful no matter what I was doing. I am so proud I took the time to do this because it has helped with my own self-esteem overall. I do have days where I don’t wear makeup, but I have realized that my morning routine is essential part of my day IMG_2287
  6. Travel more. This year I decide to travel and I cannot recommend this enough. I decide to treat myself to a big trip overseas and three smaller trips within the U.S and I am so glad I was able to do so. I learned so much and got to enjoy myself.
  7. Hustle. In 2017 I learned that when you want something you have to work really hard on achieving your dreams. So I hustle twice as hard as those around me. I currently have two jobs and I am planning on accomplishing big things this year.
  8. Spend more time with your loved ones. For the past two years I have made sure that I spend time with my parents and loved ones as often as I can. You never know when they won’t be here any more and you won’t be able to see them.
  9. Take more pictures. Capture more memories you won’t regret this.
  10. Take time to see the beauty around you. This past year I stopped to look at all the beauty that surrounded me; the sunsets, the moon, the stars, the faces of all of the people that surround me. I truly stopped and soaked it all in.IMG_0841
  11. I got creative. This past year I focused on more of my creative side. I baked, I drew, I stepped out of my comfort zone and started taking more pictures.
  12. I can do anything I set my mind to it. I was fortunate enough to be able to graduate with my MSW. This was something I did not think I was able to accomplish. It was hard and one of the most difficulty things I have ever done. At the end of it all I did it and no one can take that away from me.
  13. I learned to be okay with my sarcastic self. I realized that those who love me love that I can be sarcastic and I don’t need to hide that side of me.
  14. Do things that make you happy. Life is too short to not do what makes you happy. This past year I explored places I wanted to visit, I listened to more music, I created things I wanted to create and I listened to my heart.
  15. I let go of relationships that weren’t helping me grow. I stuck to my guns and removed those that did not add anything valuable to my life. I stopped begging for people’s time and attention. IMG_1086
  16. Red Lipstick. I started wearing more red lipstick because I can!
  17. Take a moment. Last but not least I learned to take a moment each day to reflect on just how wonderful I am. Even on the worst days I still managed to get out of bed and  that’s an accomplishment on it’s own.IMG_9291I hope that 2018 is filled with many more exciting adventures and that I continue to figure out who I am and what brings joy and happiness to my world.

    What are some things you learned in 2017?

    Have a great weekend! I will see you on Monday

    -M