Reading list for 2018

Top Recommended Books & My 2018 Reading List

One of my goals for this year is to read 2 books each month, so by 2019 I will have read 24 books. I believe this goal is attainable and realistic.

Last year, my goal was to read 50 books, which I did not get anywhere close to that. Why? Because my goal was unrealistic (not everyone can be Bill Gates), and not achievable from the start. That is not to say that I cannot achieve that goal maybe in a year or two, but I just need to build momentum first.

If you want a list of my all-time favorite self-help books, you can check out this post here.

2017 was a good year for some amazing books, but there are some I haven’t finished yet. I tend to read about 3 books at a time. Who else does that? I like to go from one book to another depending on my mood. At the end of the day, reading should be enjoyable. It’s kind of like watching TV; you tune into the show or movie you are in the mood to watch, so I tend to do the same with books.

Here is My 2017 Recommended Books:

  1. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, Or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel with Blake Masters

This was the last book I read in 2017, and was a great choice. This is written by the co-founder of PayPal and advises on anyone who is looking to start a business, although, if that is not your goal, it’s also a great read for anyone interested in stories of many companies and powerful people like Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos. This book was very well written and super insightful. It’s one of those books that you can look back on and reread any parts that are helpful. It’s an easy and quick read, which is also great for anyone that doesn’t want to commit to a long book. This is also a great book to inspire you to keep the “American Dream” going as Peter shows you that there is still so much we have yet to discover.

  1. The $100 Start-Up By Chris Guillebeau

This is a great book for anyone who is looking to travel and work remotely by building a startup with a low cost. It’s also inspiring to know that you don’t need millions of dollars to start a company. I really enjoyed this one to get some ideas on how I could be creative myself.

  1. The Four-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris

This is a great book for anyone in the work field and who wants to maximize their efficiency in their work and how to be effective every single hour of the day. We don’t realize how much time gets wasted in the day by minuscular things. Tim shows you how you can fix the process and shorten the time for projects or meetings. He talks about how to be productive and how you can migrate your work or outsource unto others. There was even a story of how one guy outsourced all his work to an assistant in India, where she would even reply to his wife. Crazy, I know. This is also a great book for anyone who owns their own blog/business/start-up. It teaches and gives you so many resources. This book is raved about for all the good reasons.

  1. The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

If one of your goals this year is to get out of debt, or to be better with your money, then Dave Ramsey is your guy. This book shows you how to quickly, but realistically, get out of debt. If you have student loans – this is your book. If you don’t, you still would benefit from this book tremendously as it shows you how any average American can become a millionaire by saving and putting their money in the right investments. It was quite eye opening for me.

  1. Boost Your Brain Power in 60 Seconds by Michelle Schoffro Cook

On the contrary, if one of your goals is to be healthier, this book is for you. It shows you how we can prevent many diseases by the foods we eat, how each food effects our body and what is best to feed our brain for optimal use. I enjoyed this book very much and it’s still by my bedside for as a reference for any of the concepts.

  1. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Lastly, if you read any book from my list, make sure it’s this one. This one wins my favorite for 2017. I have it on my Audible app, and re-listen to it whenever I feel that I need to hear Elizabeth’s words again. If her name sounds familiar to you, it’s because it is, she is the author of Eat, Pray, Love. This was beautifully written and the audible is narrated by Elizabeth herself, which is so calming to listen to. I absolutely love this book and cannot reiterate how much every creative person needs this book in their life. It shows you concepts of Law of Attraction, talks about how to tackle your fears and how to be the best version of yourself. I read/listened to this book 3 times this year.

List of Books to Read in 2018:

  1. Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowits

This book is about how big corporations, or the government takes all our information and uses it. I quickly became interested in this book after I heard the speech from one of the data analytics, who shared his process of how he helped Trump win office from all the research they did with our data. Facebook is one of the places where a lot of these companies go and I figured it’s time to learn what kind of information is getting used and what they know about who we are.

  1. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks by Steven Pressfield

I saw Mel Robbins reading and recommending this on her Instagram story, so I figured I’d give it a try. It’s a book about breaking out of your fears and succeeding in your creative space. For anyone that is wanting to create something, but having blockage from your own thoughts, I think this would be a nice book. This book talks about resistance – which deters you from showing up, and not giving it your best.

  1. The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield

The author of this is the co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Souls – popular series of books. This is a classic and maybe you guys already know about this. I think this book will be good for me to change my mindset, how to build my mind to be stronger, to persevere and how to be an achiever. So much of success comes from within your mind and I think this will teach me how to have a stronger mind. From my recommendations I’ve received, this seems like a good one to pick up if you are looking to create your dream life.

  1. The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

This book is a good book if you want to be consistent with your work. It also talks about small wins, which is something I highly value. Seems to be a good book to learn about good work ethics and how to persevere through any work.

  1. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Brief history of humans – I think it would be interesting to learn more about humans and the history of how we have evolved.

  1. Storyteller’s Secret by Carmine Gallo

This one teaches you how to be a better public speaker, which I believe everyone can benefit from. It’s a skillset you need as an adult and it’s better to be prepared now, then hope you knew more about the topic once an event comes up.

7. The Company of Women by Grace Bonney.

This book interviews a bunch of women entrepreneurs, which I’m sure as a female will be quite inspiring. With so many movements in the few couple of months for women; this year really feels like the year of women – so I’m sure this will be a good read.

8. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Lastly, this one is a classic. I’m sure you probably have already read this or it may also be on your reading list. I have yet to read it, and I am excited to see what the rave is all about. I heard that it has the law of attraction embedded in it without being too much.


That is all for all my recommended list and 2018 wish list! If you can tell – I love learning and I find that consistently growing your mind is super important, hence why most of my books are self-help. I find these types of books, personally, are the ones that grow my mind the most. You may be different and that is totally okay.

Let me know in the comments below if you have any recommendations for me!

Thanks for reading and have an amazing day!

xxo,

Ozzy

“I am part of everything that I have read.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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Playlist to get over your ex

Soundtrack You Need to Get Over Your Ex

Hey Ladies!

Thought it would be fun to share with you guys my soundtrack for days when I was “Miss Independent”, and listened to this playlist to remind myself that I don’t need a man to make me powerful, strong and to feel good being alone.

For any of you ladies that are struggling to get over your ex or struggling to feel confident while being single – this playlist is for you!

Ladies repeat after me: I DON’T NEED A MAN – I am strong, smart, confident and beautiful all on my own!

Playlist to get over your ex

This playlist that I have here is something I would always listen to at the gym to pump myself up and get me even more excited about being single. Honestly, being single is a beautiful time to get to know yourself better, to become a better version of yourself and truly learn how to be independent and confident. You really don’t need a man to fulfill you or to make you who you are, you can do it all on your own. And when you become the best version of yourself is when you can give back so much more to the relationship.

As it is repeatedly said, you cannot love someone else if you don’t love yourself first. So, ladies (or guys), start to fall in love with yourself – completely and unconditionally because you deserve your own love! I’m sending positive vibes your way and I know that you deserve every ounce of love and affection that is coming your way so soon. Don’t be hard on yourself and know that your time is coming. Everyone has a different timeline; whether that is in terms of success or to finding your other half. In the meantime, enjoy the process and fall in love with your life now!

Here’s the Soundtrack You Need to Get Over Your Ex:

  1. I Don’t Need A Man – The Pussycat Dolls
  2. Raining Men – Rihanna, Nicki Minaj
  3. Ridin’ Solo – Jason Derulo
  4. Woohoo – Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj
  5. Upgrade U – Beyoncé
  6. Goodbye – Kristina DeBarge
  7. Do It Like A Dude – Jessie J
  8. Blue Jeans – Jessie James
  9. Girl On Fire – Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj
  10. Independent Women, Pt. 1 – Destiny’s Child
  11. Dua Lipa – New Rules

I added the last one, which was not originally in my playlist a few years back, but it’s such a good vibe song that I think could help you! Now, go dance around in your PJ’s in your room and have fun with being single and getting to know yourself better. Trust the universe – I know you’re in a good place!

Let me know in the comments below, what songs makes you feel confident, strong and sexy!

Thanks for readings and have an amazing day!

Until next time,

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Life's too short eat the dessert first

Life Is Unpredictable & Short – Eat the Dessert First!

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone!

Hope everyone is with the ones they love this holiday season and hope that your heart is a little more giving this time of year to share the joy of one another.

I’m sure most of you will be eating more desert than you ever have in the next few days and so I figured….why not talk about it.

This brings to mind the saying/quote; Life’s too short, eat the desert first.’

I want to take a moment to digest that saying and to fully understand it….

Some of the most cliched sayings have the most truth to them because life really is too short to be anything but happy. To be able to do the things you love, you must eat the dessert first!

This may go against what your mother has taught you with ‘eat your dinner first’, but what I am trying to say is things in life don’t always go in perfect order.

Let’s try to understand it with 3 different points:

1) Life Is A Beautiful Chaos

There is beauty in the imperfect and the chaos of everyday life. Once you see that and once you embrace it, the second part of your life begins. You do not need to wait until the right moment comes because in reality no one is guaranteed this life. You were gifted this life but death is our reality as we know it. Since that is all we know in this age, why wait to start your life now and to create it with the magic you were given? I say you should have the courage to bring forth what is within you and share your treasures with the world.

2) Perfection Is Overrated

Trying to achieve perfection is a dead end road. Perfection, in its definition, is flawless. In reality, perfection is the only impossible thing as we know it on this planet that I believe is unachievable.

What is perfect, in my opinion, is this life. Life has so much to give to us, and there is so many beautiful things that surround us every single day. All we have to do is take a moment to see it and to fully appreciate it. This earth is imperfectly perfect. There is so much beauty in it without it being perfect. In another point, nothing about this life is normal and if you don’t believe that there are any ounce of magic in it, then you may need to look closer.

There is so much beauty in the imperfect and beauty in embracing things for what they are. There is tremendous amounts of beauty in taking action and taking small steps into your goals. I have learned that it is better to make mistakes and learn then to be too timid to start. I started this blog on a whim and had no idea what I was getting myself into, but all I knew was I rather start then to always wonder “what if”.

More often than not, chasing perfection puts you at a bad place because it is not achievable. All that is achievable is being a better person than you were yesterday and the only day that is perfect is today. Live your life each day as a beautiful mess that it is.

3) Your Journey Is Your Own

One of my favorite songs lately has been “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield. I know it is overplayed and perhaps many people don’t like it anymore after the show, “The Hills”, but the other day I was listening to it and I noticed how beautiful the lyrics truly are. It’s funny how the universe gives you things when you need it the most and you don’t notice it when it doesn’t relate to your life.

This song is exactly where I am in my life – which is in its simplest terms, to live my life to the fullest and to live my best life creating it the way I want to. I am at an age where it is time to see what I have to offer to this world and it’s a new chapter in my life. It’s all scary and exciting in one breath.

In the song, I love how she says: “Feel the rain on your skin, no one else can feel it for you.” and “No one else can speak the words on your lips.” Both of those are incredibly true. They are so simple yet so powerful.

This is your life to live. Don’t apologize for living it the way that you want to live it. If you want to have the best part happen now (aka ‘eat the dessert now’), then just do it! Go for it! Don’t wait because I would not want  you to waste a single moment in our imperfectly, perfect world. Don’t reach for perfection rather reach for progress and follow your heart.

I hope your journey is meaningful, loving and I hope it makes the little girl or boy proud. I hope you achieve all of your dreams.

Lastly, I hope you always eat the dessert first because this life is unpredictable and imperfectly your own journey to live out. You get to decide to live the best moments now….in this moment right now, how exciting and amazing is that?! Your life is a blank book in which you get to create for yourself and like Natasha Beddingfield said – the rest is unwritten. Now, go write your own story!

Happy holidays!

Lots of love,

Ozzy

“‘Life’s Too Short’ is repeated often enough to be a cliché, but this time it’s true. You don’t have enough time to be both unhappy and mediocre. It’s not just pointless; it’s painful.” – Seth Godin

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Ulta Haul and Review

Huge ULTA Haul & Review | Winter 2017

Christmas came early for me this year! I had the 20% coupon at Ulta, and of course I had to use it…..

This haul consists of a lot of ‘cult favorites’ and stuff that I’ve been meaning to try for quite some time.

I’m so excited to share it with you guys as I’ve been trying these products for a few days now and have been loving all of it!

I figured I would share this before Christmas as all my makeup junkies may be (hopefully) getting gift cards to Ulta or Sephora and you can have an idea of what to buy!

I bought everything online and was eagerly waiting for my package to share with you guys. I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited for a package. It’s nice that it came a week early as a Christmas present to myself! Sometimes you gotta treat yo’ self because if you can’t value you then who will!?!

I think the key is to do what makes you the happiest and to enjoy it without any guilt. For me, that is makeup. I get so joyful thinking and talking about makeup, that I know it’s something I should do without any guilt.

Anyways, let’s get to the important part…..

Here is what I got at Ulta:

Dose of Colors –

Liquid Matte Lipstick in Truffle & Liquid Matte Lipstick in Stone

Huge Ulta Haul

So, apparently these two shades are a cult classic and are shades that most beauty gurus have. Before this purchase, I never tried anything from Dose of Colors and I am quite shocked at how amazing they are from what I know of these two products.

The stone shade is more of a mauve tone and it is absolutely beautiful. The Truffle shade is a little more on the brown side of things and is a great nude shade. It’s a bit darker than your typical nude.

These two shades are super wearable and an everyday stable. What I was so shocked about with these lipsticks is that usually matte lipsticks are very drying and can also look dry on your lips.  Those types of matte lipsticks can be quite uncomfortable to wear, but these ones felt so moisturizing and yet still looked matte. Honestly, I was shocked…. it doesn’t even feel like you are wearing lipstick – it’s crazy!

I am officially a Dose of Colors fan. I can’t wait to try their other products. 🙂

Too Faced –

Chocolate Gold Palette

There has been such a rave around this new palette that I had to try it myself. Not particularly because there was so much rave around it, but really it looks beautiful and caught my eye. I had a good feeling that I would really like it. I was not wrong. This is so pigmented and so festive, especially around this time of year. I do love Too Faced eye shadow palette’s so I wasn’t too surprised of how great this one is. I love that this palette comes with transition shade colors, so you can really do a complete look using only this palette which is great! Apparently, the gold is real and yes, it does smell like chocolate as always. Too Faced has a 20% off your first purchase when you sign up, so if you’re looking to purchase their products, I would suggest you do that. I’m all for saving any type of money whenever I can.

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Benefit –

Hoola Bronzer & GALifornia Blush

From Benefit, I got my ride-or-die bronze – Hoola. I’m sure many of you love this one as well. I love using their contour stick and then setting that with the Hoola powder. It really looks so beautiful and ‘natural’ or as natural as makeup can look! Those two products are really products I don’t think I can live without.

Something new for me is Benefits blush. I was intrigued after I saw someone on YouTube using it. It’s the GALifornia Blush. It smells so nice and looks so beautiful – both on and in the package. It’s shimmery and has a sun kissed glow type of feel to it. It’s honestly so beautiful and is subtle. I really don’t like overpowering blushes and this one is not one of those. I was a little hesitant because looking at it you’d think it’d be too pigmented, but it really is not. This in some way reminds me of the Nars Orgasm blush. I love that one as well as it is also super wearable.

Maybelline –

Ulta Haul and Review

As many of you may already know from this post, that I am obsessed with Maybelline’s Super Stay Matte inks. The formula is wonderful, especially for a drug store brand. So, I had to try different shades to see how if they perform the same. I got the shades 75- Fighter and 10-Dreamer. I haven’t tried them yet, but I have high hopes for both of the shades. I am loving the brown fighter shade it seems like such a great winter shade. Dreamer is more of a pink shade and I think it will look so cute as a date night look or for Valentine’s day!

Real Techniques –

Ulta was having a deal where you could buy one get the second 50% off some brands, and Real Techniques was one of them. So was Maybelline, which is why I bought those two shades above. Real Technique has some of the best brushes for an affordable brand. They really are the winners for me in this department.

Ulta Haul and Review

I bought the Diamond shaped sponge and the blush brush. And I may say I did such a good job choosing these two products because I am obsessed with both products. In particular, I AM ABSOLUTELY OBSESSED with the diamond sponge. I honestly bought it because I thought it was cute and packaging really wins me over for makeup, but it exceeded my expectations. Honestly, I may like this more than the original Beauty Blender. Really, I do. It’s crazy, I know.  The bottom of the Diamond is flat and great for applying your makeup and the tip of it isn’t as sturdy as I’d like, but it still works. If you don’t like that you could also just squeeze it and use the other edges, which is what I’ve been doing. I love this so much.

Tarte –

Empowered hybrid gel foundation in light sand

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I was done with my cart and didn’t want to purchase anything else…. but then I saw that Tarte was having a sale for one of their foundations, so I had to try it out. I believe I paid only $10 for it. They were also having the sale for the brush that goes with this foundation, but it was sold out. Such a bummer! I didn’t have high hopes for this foundation and wasn’t going to be too disappointed if it didn’t work out as it didn’t break the bank for me. But it ended up being perfect for me. It is not full coverage but leaves your skin looking so flawless and is perfect for those days that you want to do a natural look or want to wear it in a professional setting. I will for sure wear this in the office. I love it so much and love the packaging as it makes things so much easier.

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The second product I got from Tarte is no new news at this point and that is the Shape Tape concealer. This one is my second tube, and I was out of it, so I had to restock on it.

Ofra-

Ulta Haul and Review

I’ve been so intrigued to try Nikki Tutorial’s collab with Ofra as Nikki is the queen of highlights. I knew that I wouldn’t be disappointed, so I purchased it. And yes, as highly expected, it did not disappoint. It is really #goals for highlighting your face. I got the shade “Glazed Donut” as I do not have a highlighter in this shade. I love it so far and can’t wait to play around with it.

Wet N’ Wild-

319B Highlighting Powder

Ulta Haul and Review

Wet N’ Wild has been killing it with every product that they’ve come out with this year and I figured I’d try their highlighter as well. This was only $4.99 which is crazy so I’m hoping to like it. I haven’t tried it, but it looks beautiful. I love their blush and have talked about it in this post, so I think this won’t disappoint. The packaging is gorgeous on this. It has a flower embedded on the product which is so beautiful to me.

Physicians Formula-

Butter Bronzer

Okay, I think many of you have heard of this product already, but I have never tried it. I’ve heard so many beauty gurus rave about it, so I had to try it for myself. And I have not been disappointed. I really love this one as well. It is buttery as the name suggests and it smells like a vacation. No, seriously it does. It has a coconut fragrant to it. It’s not too overpowering, either. So far, so good with this.

Elf –

Sculpt & Shine Brush Set

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Lastly, I bought this package of brushed from Elf. This might be my first product from Elf and it did not disappoint. This is the contour kit. I really needed something like this as I usually use a beauty blender for my contouring needs and now when I don’t want to use a beauty sponge for my look, I can just use this kit. This was only $10, and it is amazing. The first brush is for baking around the cheek area to fix your contour or bronzer so that it’s sharper. The second brush is for setting your concealer under your eyes. The third brush is great for nose contouring or getting smaller areas. Looks like this is only $7 on Amazon, which is even better!


That is all for my Ulta haul this time around. I was not disappointed with any of the products I tried and I guess that’s mainly because I did my homework before buying all of these products. I would highly suggest that you guys do the same before buying anything. If I’ve said something works great on me, go and research that product more, maybe on YouTube or other beauty bloggers to get the best idea of that product!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

xoxo,

Ozzy

“You cannot heal in the same environment that you got sick.” – Unknown

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Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lipsticks Review

New Smashbox Cosmetics Be Legendary Liquid Lipsticks | Review

I wanted to share these lipsticks with you guys before any of your holiday parties that may be coming up for you because these lipsticks are definitely holiday approved!

They are so festive and so wearable. Even the darker shade looks amazing and not too crazy. Usually, darker shades are hard to pull off, but I did not feel that I had that problem with this one. Continue reading “New Smashbox Cosmetics Be Legendary Liquid Lipsticks | Review”

Morphe Brushes Review

Morphe Brushes + Palette | Review

Morphe has become one of the most known affordable brands out there and has become even bigger this year as they have gotten investors to expand their business. Honestly, I am very impressed.

You can find Morphe products online and perhaps someday at Sephora. They do have their own store in CA, but unfortunately that’s not helpful for those of living outside of that.

I wanted to write this review as the only way for someone not living in California would be to purchase their stuff online – which can tend to be quite hard to decipher which products will work for you.

Before this purchase, I never used Morphe products….after this purchase, I AM OBSESSED. The thing that really makes me love it is that they are so affordable. Some of the brushes I got were I believe around $4 – so crazy and yet the quality is so good!

As the holiday season is approaching, this may be a good gift idea or you can just treat yo’ self because the holiday season is all about being happy, right?!

Let’s get to the review…

Pro Round Blender E27

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This is probably one of the best blending brushes I’ve ever used. It’s so fluffy and easy to use. The best part is it’s only $7! Compared to MAC brushes, which tend to be in the $20s range, this is a much affordable price! It blends everything so smoothly, is lightweight and now I understand why all the YouTubers rave about these brushes!

Mini Concealer Brush – M421

Morphe Brushes Review

This brush is great for doing a look such as a cut crease or it’s great for cleaning up your eyebrows after you’ve lined them. It’s super small, which  makes it great for precise application. This brush is only $3.50 and I absolutely have been loving this!

Crease Precision Blender – E17

Morphe Brushes Review

This is again, a great blending brush, but more so for the outer corner of your lids as it is smaller and you can get more precise with it. The above blending brush, E27, is great for the transition shade application and this one is great to build up that outer corner darker shade. This one is only $7.

Pro Firm Blending Fluff – M433

Morphe Brushes Review

This is another blending brush and is great to blend right below the transition shade. I absolutely love this one. It’s a great brush to build up a tone of colors that you are working with. This is super fluffy – as all of the above brushes are, and blends beautifully. This brush is priced at $6.

Detail Crease – E36

Morphe Brushes Review

This brush I use for the outer corner as well, but can really get super precise with it. This one is great for really dark shades such as dark browns or blacks as they can get really messy really quick. This is much smaller than the E17, which is why you can get much precise with it but also work together with both of these brushes to create a beautiful look. This one is only $5.

Pro Precision Smudger – M326

Morphe Brushes Review

You can use this brush for your lower lash line and create a beautiful smokey eye. It can also be used with any shade you want, so it does not need to be a smokey eye. I feel that you can never just put eye liner on your lower lash line, you also need some eye shadow to add some depth, and this brush is perfect for that. Not sure if you can really tell with the picture, but this brush is super small. I absolutely love it. This one is $4.

Deluxe Buffer – M439

Morphe Brushes Review

Lastly, I had to purchase this because I’ve seen Jaclyn Hill rave about this for years and always wondered about it. I absolutely love it! It’s not too big or not too small – it’s perfect! I had the Tarte brush similar to this, but it was much bigger. I do not like that one as it is too big and it also just soaks too much of the foundation. This Morphe brush doesn’t seem to do that and it is super precise. This is the only foundation brush you need! This one is priced at $14.

Fall Into Frost Eye Shadow Palette – 35F

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I’ll start off by saying – wow these shades are beautiful!!!! When I swatched them for the first time (and touched them for the first time), I was shocked at how smooth and creamy they are. I love the range and you can really create so many looks with this palette. I loved playing around with this for fall and found that the shades are super easy to work with. The pigmentation is fairly good for the price point. Of course, high-end products do have better pigment than this one, but this palette wins for any drug-store brands or less expensive brands! You definitely need to set this with a setting spray so that it stays all day because I’ve found if you don’t, your eye shadow won’t last you all day with this palette. This palette is only $23.

Continuous Setting Spray

Morphe Brushes Review

I’ve heard so many great things about this product as well and had to try for myself. I do like it a lot. I love that it is continuous which makes it gentle and doesn’t feel like something is pouring on your face. Overall, I think this is a great setting spray and I’ve found that the eye shadow palette from above lasts much longer when I use this.


That is it, guys. Overall, I am so happy with all of my purchase and have been using them for over 2 months now. I think they are great for the price point and feel just as good as pro brushes such as MAC. Don’t get me wrong, I am still obsessed with MAC brushes, but if I want to be money-conscience and save my money, then these will be my go-to brushes to purchase.

***I am unfortunately not a Morphe affiliate so I cannot give you guys a discount, but if you go to YouTube, you can find it there. Some beauty guru’s that I know who have the 10% discount are Manny Mua (he’s the one I used, I love him so much!!), Jaclyn Hill or Laura Lee.

Hope this was helpful and let me know if you guys own any of these brushes

xoxo,

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10 Morning Affirmations for Happiness, Love + Positive Energy

Good morning beautiful people! ♥

Mornings are my favorite — if you couldn’t tell by now! I love waking up early and having the mornings to myself to improve my well-being.

One of the habits that I used to have, which I am slacking, is saying affirmations in the morning. It sets a good tone for the day and allows for a positive start!

I would recommend meditating for at least one minute before saying these as to calm your mind and get your body ready to feel these out even more strongly.

By saying these affirmations out loud, you really allow your brain to digest what you are saying and believe it to be true. As silly as some of it may seem, give it a chance and watch it do its magic overtime. And honestly, when is the last time you called yourself beautiful? I think you should start now!  Continue reading “10 Morning Affirmations for Happiness, Love + Positive Energy”

Sephora Haul - Fall 2017

Sephora Haul – Fall 2017

As some of you know I used to work at Sephora and it was great, but financially, not so great. Last week they had friends and family coupon floating around, and thanks to one of my old colleagues, I was able to shop with a 20% discount! Now, for all of my makeup lovers, that is a BIG deal. I am also excited that the next 20% VIB sale is coming in a few days. My bank account, on the other hand, is crying sad, sad tears. I also had a 20% off at Ulta this past weekend, which of course, I HAD to use. Gosh, I sound like a makeup addict…oh because I am! 🙂 Continue reading “Sephora Haul – Fall 2017”

My Liebster Award & Nominees

I am excited to announce I was nominated the Liebster award by a fellow blogger. I am honored and humbled to know she thought highly of this space! Thank you to Our Front Door Look In Gin Blog for nominating me! Make sure to visit Sara’s page for delicious recipes! I am particularly excited to recreate this recipe! Simple and delicious. 🙂

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