Can we talk about how time is flying? I cannot believe that October is here. September was definitely a crazy month, but we made it through. Even though it was a very challenging month, there were many blessings. I got my first two campaigns! also I was able to host a fall fashion event, and sketch live at Vera Bradley (Post coming soon) I was on a roll and something unexpected happened, something that I was not ready for in any way. Unfortunately my fur baby/best friend and companion Echo died this past Wednesday October 4, 2017. My dog was a huge part of my life, I truly wish I would have posted more about her, but God knows how much I love her and gave her the best life. It has been a very rough couple of days for my family and I, but we are thankful for the time we were able to spend with her, the memories and the great dog that she was to us. If you have fur baby, a dog or any kind of pet; cherish it, love it, spend time and never take it for granted. As you can tell, time is flying and is very important to spend time with the ones that really matter.
For this month as much as I want to work and do so many things, I want to focus on taking care of myself. Taking care of yourself is very important. If you are not resting, eating healthy, exercising, and slowing down from your crazy schedule you can get sick and feel burned out. I have been there where I do way too much, and forget about myself. I want to share with you certain items that I have been using, and will continue to use throughout this month, to make sure that I feel and look healthy. Making sure my mind, soul and body are in a good standing place, so I can continue to work hard and do the things that I love.
For mind & Soul: A Devotional from a really good friend of mine Carrie Lucarini. She is a woman who has dedicated her life to God, and shares her heart on this devotional. It has been very helpful to me everyday because it helps me to get a scripture before I start my day. You can get a copy here: http://www.xulonpress.com/bookstore/bookdetail.php?PB_ISBN=9781545611562
Another great item that has helped me to relax and enjoy “ME” time, is this Caramel Corn handmade soy candle from Marcish Market. My friends Marc & Trish have started this awesome business, and they create this awesome soy candles. My house smells great, packaging is so cute and on the top of the lid, it has a scripture. They use man made synthetic oils, but their oils are non-toxic. I highly recommend it so check it out when you guys can.
Simple Skincare : With all the craziness and stress that I have been under, I have been using Simple skincare products. I have used this products for almost a year now. My skin is very sensitive, and I have tried it all pretty much, but this products have been the only ones that have helped me. They don’t use harsh chemicals or artificial perfumes. I truly enjoy using the cleanser and the smoothing facial scrub.
L’oreal pure face mask: I love love this mask! it’s such a good investment for your skin. It exfoliates, unclogs and tightens pores. It’s very smooth on the skin, and afterwards it feels refreshed and soft. They have three different kinds and the one i’m using currently is the red algae.
Olay regenerist micro-sculping cream face moisturizer: Great moisturizer! I was given one at the blogher 2017 conference that I attended this year. I really like it and it’s very soft on my skin.
La Vie Est Belle Fragrance body lotion: Body lotion that smells amazing, and it last throughout the day. I use this after I get out of the shower and leaves my skin very soft.
OPI Fiji Collection: I was sent a small set to try it out from the ELLE Magazine inner circle that I am part of, and the colors are so rich and pretty. Even though they are spring/summer colors, they are great for any occasion during the year.
Skinn Cosmetics Lip 6X Balm: This lip balm I use it before going to bed, and it helps my lips to stay hydrated and moisturized. You can use it throughout the day too before putting on your day to day lipstick or lipgloss.
I hope you guys found this post helpful. I encourage you to take some time, rest, take care of yourself, eat healthy and exercise. Also invest in products that are good for you and will help you to stay in balance. I would like to thank Marcish Market for my awesome candle, Simply Stylist for my Skinn Cosmetics Lip balm and Elle inner circle for the OPI Fiji collection. I have enjoyed using this products, and I am sharing my honest opinion on them. Thank you all for your love and support, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog so you won’t miss a thing.
Have a great week friends!