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L’Oreal Pure-Clay Cleanser: Product Review

Hey guys! Welcome back. After Black Friday I did a “What I Tried This Weekend” Post and it was extremely popular. I talked about getting the L’Oreal Pure-Clay Cleanser. I have tried it several times and I thought I would do a product review. This is my first one here on my blog, so I hope you enjoy it. Let me know if you have tried it and what your thoughts are.

I have tried the Detox-Brighten clay to mousse cleanser. My first impression was it was great. I thought it was amazing. It cleaned my face and left it feeling hydrated. But the more I used it, the more I realized that it doesn’t really do anything special. I can’t see a difference all that much. There just isn’t anything all that special about it.

The product is $5.88 at Walmart. For the price I wouldn’t say that it’s the worst thing. But I have tried face masks that are a bit cheaper that work better. This is supposed to detox and brighten your skin. It brightened it, but it didn’t last long. It is a daily cleanser, but it’s just not something I want to use every single day.

One major concern I have with the product is it burns my face. I know it’s this cleanser because it’s the only thing I have changed. I don’t want to use a cleanser that burns my skin and doesn’t work all that well. So I would say pass on this if you are on the fence about buying it. There are so many better ones out there. If you do try it let me know what you think and if you have the same reaction.

Thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this! Please like it if you did. Don’t forget to follow if you are not already and I hope to see you next time!

Blogmas Day Twelve

Hey guys! Welcome back. Blogmas is going strong and I have encountered several of your Blogmas posts and I really enjoy them. Thank you for sharing them with me. Today is how to survive family gatherings because honestly, more often than not, there is going to be one that throws you for a loop. Even though it’s not meant to happen, sometimes there are things we have to force ourselves through when it comes to holidays. So here are a few tips and tricks on how to make it through.

Avoid Politics. This is a rule I abide by at all costs all year, but when you get your entire family in the same room it’s bound to come up. I avoid including my input because my opinions are far too radical and modern for the other members of my family. It’s a good idea to avoid this topic if you don’t share the same views as your family because things could get really heated, really quickly.

Have something to talk about. When it inevitably comes up, “What’s new with you?”, it’s good to have at least one thing to say. One is enough because after that one thing they will probably move on to someone or something else. Talk about something you are proud of or did well. Talk about your grades, a relationship, something you are/were a part of. Try to avoid talking about the wild parties or many hookups if you can. Your family may not approve of such behavior.

Know that they mean well. They may be a pain sometimes, but they mean well. Sometimes they can be a little off-center and make you want to pull your hair, teeth, and eyeballs out, but they can’t help it. Just remember that they don’t realize what they are doing and telling them wouldn’t end well.

Enjoy your time. It may be a struggle, but at the end of it all, it’s okay. Remember to enjoy your time and be thankful for all that you have. It’s not everyday you get see everyone together. Make the most of it while you can. If anything, you can show how much you have changed and how well you are doing.

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Don’t forget about my Q&A coming up. Leave your questions below. Don’t forget to follow if you are not already and I hope to see you next time!

Why Being Home For Break Sucks

Hey guys! Welcome back. I am home for winter break and have been for a couple of days. It’s…well…not the best. Coming home is never all that fun because there are eight people living in a four bedroom house and it’s just too much. There are always too many things going on, everything is so loud, and I can’t find any peace. It’s more stressful and overwhelming than college usually.

At school I can do whatever I want. I can sleep whenever I want, eat whenever (and whatever) I please, shower whenever, and just about anything else. And the best part is no one cares. But coming home is coming into an abyss of judgement. It never ends. People make remarks about other people, they are rude without realizing what they are saying, and everyone has a chip on their shoulder. It is incredibly uncomfortable.

Now don’t get me wrong. There are things that I enjoy about coming home. Seeing everyone is nice, catching up is great, and I love not having any real responsibilities. But some things will just never change. And when they do they are ultimately for the worst. College is great because it comes with independence and freedom. Being home comes with wounds and battle scars.

I wish I could change certain things about the home front, but I can’t. So I live with it for now. Hopefully soon things on my end will change and I can move on. But for now I must endure the insanity. Looking forward to the future.

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Do you enjoy going home for breaks? How do you feel about visiting with your family? Let us know in the comments. Don’t forget to follow if you are not already and I hope to see you next time!

How To Believe In Yourself

Hey guys! Welcome back. I figured since it’s finals season I would do a Motivation Monday post. I hope you are all doing well, whether you are partaking in finals or not. I hope you enjoy this post.

I believe that believing in yourself is the first step of the road to success. It’s important to have confidence in your abilities or you more than likely won’t go through with what you want. However, sometimes it’s kind of difficult for us to believe in ourselves. I always find myself focusing on my weaknesses and failures that I can’t believe in my strengths and successes.

College is the time to believe in yourself. In college you have the opportunity to figure out who you are and what you want. It’s so important to branch out of your comfort zone and test the waters. Pushing the boundaries will help open up your options. It’s why Gen Ed courses are a thing. They give you classes in all the different core areas to help you know and figure out your strengths and weaknesses. So don’t just whiz through it, pay attention and try.

Believe that you can. Believe in yourself and things will work out. Sometimes believing in yourself just comes when you decide you don’t like the life you are living now, so you change it. It doesn’t matter where it comes from, as long as it comes and stays. So the first step is deciding what and why you want to change. Understand who you are and who you want to be. Let life take it’s course and follow the path YOU think is best.

Another tip is to tell your story. Telling your story allows you to understand who you are and where you come from. You can find motivation in the most unlikely places. Don’t be afraid of your past. Don’t put things in the back of your mind. Everything and anything is fair game when it comes to believing in yourself and making a change.

You have to work hard. You can’t decide you want it to happen and then never do anything to get there. Most things don’t just happen, there has to be a force, an effort. So get up and do what needs to be done. Even if you fail, at least you know you tried.

You have to believe in yourself before the attempt. You have to know yourself and understand your strengths and weaknesses. You won’t be great at everything, but you should at least try. You will learn so much more about yourself and you will be thankful you decided to believe in yourself and try later in life.

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this and found it motivating. Please like it if you did. Don’t forget to follow if you are not already and I hope to see you next time!

Blogmas Day Eleven

Hey guys! Welcome back. Happy eleventh day of Blogmas. I hope you are enjoying your December and Holiday season. If you are taking finals this week, as I know many of you are, I wish you the best of luck. I know how hard it is. Today I thought I would share what I think the best and worst parts of Christmas is. I hope you enjoy this!

We will start of on the positive side: the best part of Christmas.

I think my favorite thing about Christmas is the sense of peace. I don’t know about anyone else, but I find this holiday to be so peaceful and calming. It’s nice with all the music, lights, and treats. Everyone comes together and enjoys the Holiday season. I look forward to this time of year more than anything. It is so magical and peaceful. There is so much meaning and purpose behind this time of year.

Now on to the worst part of Christmas.

I hate the wait. First we have to wait all year for Christmas to come. Then when it does the anticipation is so strong. I hate having to wait until Christmas Day. That’s why, most of the time, when I buy presents for someone I give them to them immediately. I hate waiting and surprises and secrets. It makes it less meaningful for me when I am forced to wait. I think you can give presents anytime during December and it could still be considered a Christmas present. The wait is unnecessary unless you’re a little kid and believe in “Santa”.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. What are your favorite and least favorite things about Christmas? Let us know in the comments. Also, don’t forget my Q&A is coming up, so be sure to ask your questions. Don’t forget to follow if you are not already and I hope to see you next time!

Blogmas Day Ten

Hey guys! Welcome back. Today’s Blogmas post is stocking stuffer ideas (for girls). I hope you enjoy this or it gives you some ideas. Let me know in the comments what your favorite stocking stuffers are.

The first is perfume. It’s always great especially if you know what scent(s) she likes.

Gift cards. These are amazing because it’s kind of like gifting money, but with a more personal touch if it’s to a specific place you know she loves.

Chocolate. You can’t go wrong with this.

Makeup. There are so many directions you could take this. Chances are if you buy it for her she won’t have to.

Portable phone charger. I don’t have one and would personally love to find one in my stocking (hint hint).

Nail polish. It fits perfectly and makes an excellent filler for the stocking.

Pens. I love pens. Black, blue, colorful. Most people use pens or pencils, especially in college or at work.

Hand lotion/hand sanitizer. It’s great for winter and she will really appreciate this.

Makeup bag. This would be perfect if she loves makeup. It makes packing and traveling so much easier.

Dry shampoo. It’s a better gift than you think it is. Trust me.

Headphones. You also can’t go wrong with these.

Chapstick. Dry lips are never good. Chapstick is always good.

Hot chocolate. Even just a few packets is an excellent idea. It’s a worthy stocking stuffer.

Those are all the things I would love to find in my stocking. Chances are I will get a few of them. I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Also, ask your questions for my Q&A coming up in just 13 days! Ask anything and everything. Don’t forget to follow if you are not already and I hope to see you next time!

Blogmas Day Nine

Hey guys! Welcome back. I want to start by saying I love Christmas. I love the lights, and the music, and all the cheer. However, there is one tiny issue I have with it: Santa Clause. I know that Santa is a long standing tradition and many people feel like it is an important thing to pass on. That is their prerogative. I, on the other hand, don’t see Santa as a big deal. I don’t think he is an important part of Christmas, and therefore, will not be passing on to my future children.

At some point everyone finds out that Santa is not real. So why lie and say he is? Why convince children that this person comes and brings them presents if they are good? I don’t understand this. I know that Santa is a tradition that many people love and cherish. But I never really understood it. It may just be me, but I think Santa is the least important part of Christmas.

I think children should get presents. I think they should love Christmas and enjoy it. But Santa isn’t really necessary for that. My biggest issue is, there are children whose parents can’t afford to buy them a lot of presents. “Santa” only brings them two or three presents. Then, that child goes to school and hears other kids talking about the ten to fifteen presents that “Santa” brought them. The child who got less is going to feel bad.

I understand the concept of Santa and why people love it so much, but I don’t think I will carry it on. It just seems like a ploy to get your kids to behave. Honestly, you should be able to do that without Santa. Like I said, I love Christmas. I think it should be enjoyed. And if you think Santa is a part of that then by all means, keep doing it. I just don’t think it fits for me. I can’t understand the magic behind lying to your children no matter how “fun” it seems right now.

I think Christmas is magical and fun without Santa. I feel like just this time of year alone is amazing. Santa isn’t all that important in my opinion, so I think I might skip that tradition. I will somehow teach my children not to ruin it for others, but I think it doesn’t really matter since they will find out (hopefully) eventually anyway.

Those are my thoughts and feelings on Santa. Please don’t be offended. If you choose to continue the tradition I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. I just thought I would share my opinions. I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Don’t forget to follow if you are not already and I hope to see you next time!

 

Blogmas Day Eight

Hey guys! Welcome back. Today’s post will be my favorite beauty brands of 2017. One of my Q&A questions is which makeup brand was my favorite, so I won’t tell you my absolute favorite. I will just give you a list of all the brands I loved. I will include makeup, skin care, hair care, and maybe a few more. I hope you enjoy this. Don’t forget my Q&A will be on December 23rd (Day 23 of Blogmas), so leave your questions for that down below. That’s all the introduction I have so let’s just get started.

Makeup: 

  • Wet n’ Wild–I loved their PhotoFocus Foundation especially. Great quality for a great price.
  • TooFaced
  • E.L.F.
  • Maybelline
  • L.A. Colors
  • SmashBox

Skin Care:

  • E.L.F.– I love all of their skin care items. They are great for a super great price.
  • Mary Kay–Their skin care line is PHENOMENAL!!! It is more expensive than E.L.F., but definitely worth every cent.

Hair Care:

  • Aussie
  • Dove
  • Suave (Professionals)
  • L’Oreal

And I brand that I always love no matter what is Bath and Body Works.

That’s it for this one! I hope you enjoyed it. Please like it if you did. Let us know in the comments what your favorite brands were in 2017. Don’t forget to follow if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!

Blogmas Day Seven

Hey guys! Welcome back. We are continuing on with Blogmas today. So here are my hair care tips for the Winter.

1. Deep condition your hair. Conditioner is great, but it’s a temporary fix usually. Deep conditioning your hair at least once a week is like lotion for your skin. I recommend the L’Oreal Damage Repair Hair Mask. It works wonders and smells great. Also, the Aussie 3 minute miracle deep conditioner is great.

2. Wash your hair less often. I only wash my hair twice a week. It keeps my hair from drying out more than it already it.

3. Trim your hair. It’s easier to manage without all those dead ends. It looks better too.

4. Avoid using heating tools. Try not to blow dry, curl, or straighten your hair as much as you can. Let it be natural and give it a break.

5. Drink water. This benefits from the inside out. It will hydrate your hair (and you skin too). Your hair will look healthier and shinier.

6. Handle with care. Be gentle with your hair in the winter. Especially if you tend to be harsh with it other times in the year. Let your hair relax. Avoid those heating tools, don’t use too many sticky or harsh chemical products, and take your time with it in the shower. You won’t regret it.

7. Switch up your shampoo. I switch up my shampoo and conditioner every time I run out because it keeps my hair from getting too used to one brand. It helps my hair react to what the products are trying to do.

Those are all of my tips! What are some of yours? Comment below. I hope you enjoyed this! Please like it if you did. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you are not already and I hope to see you next time!

 

 

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