• Minimalism,  Videos

    5 Habits That Simplified My Life // Tiny Routines For Happiness And Productivity

    In the journey to discover what self care is and what it means to me, I’ve discovered 5 habits that simplified my life. I’m not a minimalist by any means. I do miss my college days where I lived in an apartment with no television and no microwave, and where I was on a food budget of $50 a week. But marriage means compromise, and these days I don’t ind treating myself to pre-cooked mashed potatoes and a lot of Netflix. That said—at my core, I really do like to keep things simple. And I’ve found that these 5 habits that simplified my life help me to feel happier, more…

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    Gratitude,  Happiness,  Self Care,  Videos

    How to Create Tiny Happiness // 6 Tips

    What do you think of when you hear the phrase “create tiny happiness”? A while back, I made a video about “how to be happy”, and while I think that the tips addressed how to find more contentment, I also think “how to be happy” or the idea of being happy in general is overused and misunderstood. You’re not going to be happy all the time. And there’s a reason for it—your brain needs the highs and lows in order for you to comprehend relative positive and negative experiences. One thing I think most articles miss when talking about how to create tiny happiness and contentment is something that I…

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    Fashion and Style,  How to,  Intentional Living,  Videos

    How to Build a Versatile Wardrobe // 34 Outfits From 10 Items

    After wearing the same outfit for 21 days and creating a dress code out of it, I’ve felt intrigued at the idea of how to build a versatile wardrobe from a few items. Tell me if this sounds familiar… You’re subscribed to emails for a few clothing stores you like. All of a sudden, you get a sales email from Forever 21 and you excitedly head over to the website or app. You begin browsing and you see all these cute people wearing cute clothes and you imagine how DANG awesome you’ll look in those same clothes. You put in an order. Anxiously await for the clothing to arrive. Then…

  • Confidence,  Mental Health,  Self Love,  Spiritual,  Videos

    Building Self Esteem, Confidence and Honoring Intuition // Live Event Recap

    I was invited to speak live in  a Facebook group, where I covered Building Self Esteem, Confidence and Honoring Intuition through sharing the most transitional 7 years of my life.     I discussed how to make difficult changes, accepting transformation and how to utilize and practice self care and I broke it down into three phases… Phase 1: Building Self Esteem Phase 2: Building Confidence Phase 3: Honoring Intuition A lot of what I shared in this event are things I’ve shared in the past through various articles, so below, I’m going include 1) references to the full story whenever possible and 2) any resources that viewers may find…

  • Self Care,  Subscription Boxes,  Videos

    Therabox Unboxing // Self Care Subscription Box Review

    This week, I’m doing a Therabox unboxing. If you want to catch this self care subscription box review, check out the video below! –> Try the Therabox Self Care Subscription Box Therabox Unboxing: Packaging Just like my Hopbox unboxing review from Cratejoy, this the Therabox packaging was adorable. The contrast is really low and the printing wasn’t as intricate as the Hopebox, but I still found it very sweet and endearing. Recommended reading: Hopebox Unboxing   Therabox Unboxing Items Review There were fewer items in the Therabox self care subscription box, but I’ll start by saying… They were much higher quality than what I got in my Hopebox. Not only…

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    Featured,  Self Care,  Videos

    Self Care Guide for Extremely Busy People // 5 Tips

    Recently, I’ve been extremely busy, which is why I’ve been thinking about what a self-care guide for extremely busy people would look like. I have a full-time job, I’m working on growing my YouTube channel, and I’m focusing on my blog. And I’m 100% committed to these things every week—which means I’ve been spending a lot of time working. And even though I’m passionate about all of these things—no one is making me do them—I still feel overwhelmed sometimes. So, since I’ve been writing a lot about self-care recently, I realized that due to my limited time, I needed to start thinking about how I could personally incorporate more self-care…

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    Fashion and Style,  Videos

    Size 12 Shorts for Women // Mini Summer Amazon Haul

    Are you struggling to find flattering size 12 shorts for women? Well, I was too and decided to buy a bunch from Amazon and have myself a good old fashioned Amazon haul. (Ok, mini haul). For ages, I hated my legs and wouldn’t wear anything that showed them. They’re thick. They rub together. I’ve never had thigh gap? But you know what? I look heckin’ fine and I’m ready to try on some shorts, look cute and be comfortable. I tired on 5 pairs of shorts from Amazon, and at the end I also showed a pair of shorts I recently bought from Walmart during a summer emergency situation. Below…

  • everyday makeup routine
    Beauty,  Videos

    My Everyday Makeup Routine // Awkward Girl Does Her Makeup

    After getting a few requests over the years, I finally decided to film a video on my everyday makeup routine. This makeup routine is what I’ve been doing almost every day for 5+ years now. Once I discovered how to do a wing…it was all over for me. Almost everything in the video is from the drugstore except the Jeffree Star highlighter, which was worth every penny. I literally had no idea how much L’Oreal makeup until I filmed this video. I’m not sponsored, but some of the links below are affiliate links on Amazon. I’ll list everything below… Concealer: L’Oreal Paris Cosmetics Infallible Pro Glow Concealer  (this is what…

  • Happiness,  Videos

    Kawaii Squishies // Squishy Unboxing Review

    This week, I did something very silly…. I ordered a crap-ton of kawaii squishes from Amazon and reviewed them. #whatismylife I’m not sure if you’ve ever experienced these before, but if you haven’t, you’re truly missing out. I know these are still popular, but when they first started trending two years ago…I didn’t get it. Then recently, they started appearing at my local drugstore and I couldn’t help myself. So, I bought one, fell in LOVE, and went to Amazon to try a ton more. And… I’m hooked. If you liked this video, definitely go to YouTube and comment so I know! If you hated it…let me know that too. Here…

  • how to be more confident
    Confidence,  Happiness,  How to,  Self Care,  Videos

    How to Build More Self Confidence // 5 Tips For Anyone

    It’s easy to live my life comparing myself to other people, which is why, for me, learning how to build self confidence was extremely helpful. Building self confidence has been a component of learning and practicing self-care, which is still pretty new for me. “Her thighs are thinner than mine.” “I’m not as smart as him.” “I’m not as talented as her.” “People don’t like me as much as they like…” When I don’t consciously STOP and think, my mind can get flooded by insecure thoughts and fears. But I’ve realized, especially recently, that I have a lot to have self confidence about and to feel self worth for. I’m…