Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog. Happy Monday! I am so happy it’s finally holiday break for my oldest. And it’s even more insane that Christmas is literally this week. I had a list of Christmas posts lined up and am going to try and get them out before Christmas or at least before December is over. For today’s post I’ll be talking about my winter skincare tips. This winter has been brutal …least for me. And trust me if you follow these tips your skin will love you!
Tip 1: Hydration
One thing I learned that’s one of the most important steps to skincare is hydration. Yes, even if your an oily skin type you still need hydration. If you lack the hydration this can actually cause your skin then to produce more oils. With this issue it can cause you to even look more oily. When you keep up with your hydration your skin can then become e balanced and you’ll have less problems. In the winter because its so cold our skin demands more hydration. You are going to want to as much as possible with the right moisturizer for your face hydrate your face morning and night.
Tip 2: Sunscreen
Believe or not but yes even in the winter you need sunscreen. Trust me in my beginnings as an anesthetic in school I didn’t want to believe this rule. But every season you need sunscreen to protect your skin from the rays. This is because the sun reflects off the snow and can then affect your skin. Sunscreen should be applied in the mornings before you leave your house. I suggest a few minutes before leaving so that it takes a while to sink into your skin. It’s also good to apply throughout the day as needed. Keep this tip up and it will make a big long term difference in your skin.
Tip 3: Water Intake
This last tip kinda goes hand and hand with the first. The more water we drink the more our skin will be hydrated. I feel like this will help or skin stay clear and make a huge impact in the feel and look of our skin. Also the more water we drink while staying on a daily regimen will help our skin stay perfect majority of the time. I am not going to lie it’s so hard for me to drink water. And when I do and I am doing great for awhile I always fall off and am back on my sugary drinks. Luckily I barely break out and I have pretty clear skin already but I do get dry skin. And I know it would make a huge impact in helping my skin if I just drink water. Not only does it keep your skin clear and plump but also it will help your hair and cleanse your system from toxins.
Thanks for reading today’s post, I hope one of these three tips help you this winter. What are some skincare challenges are you facing this winter? Like & comment I always love reading your comments! Also if you haven’t read my last post you can find that HERE.
Hey everyone, welcome back. First things first I was suppose to have a blog up Monday morning. But due to me throwing my youngest daughter her first birthday Sunday night I literally got thrown off schedule. I was so busy Sunday night I didn’t even get to start half of my post. I was deciding if I should put up Monday post for Tuesday and keep Wednesday post the same. But that would be too close of a catch up for me so I am now posting Monday’s post today Wednesday. For today’s post I wanted to talk about the three major things I wish I knew before starting a blog. Now this is going to be my raw thoughts based on my experiences.
Initially I started blogging when I only had my oldest. At the time I started she was about four years old started school. I decided to quit my job and was fed up in my field of work and that’s when I decided to start my dream and start a blog. Now since in the days I had a lot of time of my hands I had time to meet my deadlines and post whenever I planned on posting. Now obviously things and life has changed but before starting a blog I never knew the amount of time in and time loss I’d have. Now that I am a mom of two I have loss time on post schedules and sacrifice uploads for sleep. I never knew the difficulties of blogging while being a mom and wife.
Another major difficulty’s many bloggers have is gaining traffic. Being a blogger I have realized time and traffic go hand in hand. If you want more traffic and interaction you always need to put time in. This has been the hardest for me especially when I don’t get to make out time a specific day because that week or day can just be busy for me. Usually kids never really want to go by your schedule you just have to go with their schedule. Sometimes this makes me feel like am not getting anywhere with my blog especially if I see my traffic go down a bit. I always try and remember to try and motivate myself to keep going and remember why I started my blog. Another tip I use is to try and find the day and time I can fit in my blogging and social media time into my schedule even if it is for an hour. Sometimes I even include my mommy time, for example taking pictures of my toddlers outfits and using them for my Instagram post.
In conclusion, the last and not least is interaction. I never knew how hard it is to get and gain social interaction on social media with other fellow bloggers. I find this the most frustrating thing ever being a blogger. I know it involves vice versa but i find it really irritating. It’s even harder for me being a mommy blogger since I can’t be on so much and I go M.I.A for a few days so I don’t get to interact online. Whenever I do I swear I get 0-2 responses back, I mean if I get 1-2 that’s a start but it’s really hard. The hardest platform is instagram and I know it’s not just me as a blogger but for a lot of other bloggers too. I decided to put in more motives when being more social online. I do admit that I am an introvert so I can be a little more outgoing and open online. I realized doing this can help grow my platform grow more and also for Instagram. It can also show my follows who I am more and it’s one way people will interact more with you as a blogger. Furthermore it’s the best way to overcome our challenges as bloggers to to change and find solutions that can work for us to fix these challenges we have.
Thank you all for reading this post. If you haven’t read my last blog post you can find that HERE. Please tune into a new post next Monday 9AM EST standard time. I hope you all found this post helpful, if you have anything you wish you knew before blogging please let me know in the comments! Please like, comment and follow! I always love to hear from you all!
Hey everyone, and welcome back to another blog post! Happy Wednesday I can’t believe it’s fall already. This is one of my favorite seasons. I feel so inspired since fall as arrived, I have decided to make November more lifestyle post. I want to this month do more posts on my life. So for today’s post I am going to talk about my mommy daily routine. Now since my youngest is a baby soon to be one, my morning routines sometimes ends up different. You know with babies it’s more you following their lead then them listening to you.
The first thing to my morning routine is I wake up at 7:15Am. This is to get my oldest daughter up to brush her teeth and get ready for school. I try to get up as soon as my alarm goes off but to be honest sometimes I can’t and I lay there till 7:30am. So while my daughter is brushing her teeth I go in her room and try to get an outfit ready for her. Sometimes during this time my youngest is still sleeping and sometimes she’s up already. If she is up I will leave her in her crib and turn on her favourite show. And when she is still asleep I usually just leave Alexa running and close the door.
Next after my daughter finishes brushing and I have her ready we head down stairs for breakfast. So if the baby is awake I will head down ahead of time and have her in her high chair and give her something to munch on. I will then get my oldest something for breakfast while I make her lunch at the same time. A super mom moment lol. I am usually doing this till 8:00Am or till 8:15Am it all depends. I usually then put on the baby favourite show down stairs also while she eats it helps distract her while I am making lunch and breakfast. After I am done all that I leave them to run and brush my teeth, fix my hair. I then after get ready and make sure I have everything by the door. By then the time is 8:30Am and we always try to leave on time. I then try and get the kids by the door dressed and ready to leave. My daughter school starts at 8:45Am and it literally takes us 15 minutes to walk. And that is usually our routine every morning literally my weekday.
Downtime, as soon as I get back from dropping my oldest off. Now this is my favourite time in the day. I don’t know if it’s cause am still tired but I love as soon as I get back and I get a little bit of relaxation in. After I get back me and my youngest head up stairs and back in bed lol. I then either let her watch a little bit more of her show depends on her mood or I put on mine. And then we both relax, I usually relax till 11:00am …yup 9 till 11:00am. And this is because between those times my youngest goes back to sleep so I wait it out. Then usually throughout the day am either cleaning, let her get her exercise in. I also plan out what am doing for my blog and manage my social media pages. This goes on until 3:00pm, by that time it’s time for me to head back to get my oldest. And that is pretty much my morning routine from Monday to a Friday.
Thank you all for reading, I will most likely put up my night routine as a mommy blogger next. If you haven’t got to read my last post you can find that HERE. Please give it a read, this is the first post of November and it also gives an update on what has been happening. There will be a new post up by Monday 9:00amEST.
Hey everyone, and welcome back to another blog post. Wednesday already and half way through the week. For today’s blog post I wanted to share my usual self care routine. Now since am a mom I dont get much time for myself to be honest so whenever I do get a chance I do these usual routines. Its important to get some time out of the day or week to have a little self care time I believe its healthy for us. And its extremely important of course for us mom because it helps us not lose ourselves in motherhood. Now the best brand for your care needs would be Farm House Fresh. They have the best products go check them out now!
Now I know a shower is just a shower, but I love when I get time out. This is one of my best care times because I love doing a good body scrub. Right now I am currently using a caramel body scrub and I absolutely love it. Almost every time I get my time out to go shower I am using this. Another great tip I use that I actually found on Pinterest is a great shaving tip. If you are a shaver like me a great tip is to use Johnsons baby oil prior to shaving. In the shower and then your going to want to shave. This prevents ingrown hairs and helps get a better shave then shaving dry. This also helps hydrate your skin when you come out your legs will be so soft I promise yall!
Working out is another great idea, I am going to be completely honest I hate to work out. After having two kids my tummy has not been looking to great. And I gave in to least try and change that. One of my revolutions was to least try and work out this year so I have been trying to. I have not been doing it on a regular but I try to whenever I have the energy. Its not as fast results but I am proud because we all have to start somewhere right.
Nails & Make up
Now another great thing we can do for ourselves is least get our nails done or get pretty for no reason. One thing I do whenever my husband is home is go and get my nails done! I love just having time out for me and have time to relax. And to be honest it feels pretty good I dont even care how much I spend on them. I do though always do my own toes at home. I dont trust nail salon tubs I just have heard to many horror stories in college since am a esthetican. However if I am not doing that another great thing that makes me feel good is make up. Sometimes we just need to put on some makeup, even if we not going out sometimes we need to do something for oursleves. I use to prior to baby number two always have time for this and now I rarely touch my box. I usually not even in the mood to put it out when I go out because I dont have the time. But I honestly want to get back into finding time, hopefully soon I can.
So I am not much a healthy eater but I always try to have breakfast in the mornings. My usual routine after dropping my oldest off at school is laying down with little one for awhile. Then when she goes down for her nap by 11:00 AM I am then usually hungry and go quickly make something. My usual : Eggs, Oatmeal, Toast, Banana, Waffles, Bagels with a cup of coffee.
Last but not least having some down time. As a mom I always make sure to get a break into the days and especially after the kids go to sleep. Throughout the day my down time usually consist of Netflex and some good online shopping or browsing. This helps me reflect relax a bit and rest my body. Even if your not a mother we humans are always on the go. Its always good to get a break in and relax a bit and gain some energy. If I honestly didn’t take any down time for myself I couldn’t have typed this post lol. By 6pm I usually dont have energy in me and cannot wait till 7pm – 8pm bedtime to finally get the whole night to myself. I am sometimes to exhausted and just need that whole time and night to regain my energy.
That is all for my self care routine, I hope you all found some of my tips useful. I am surprised I found energy to type this out tonight. But remember to squeeze in a little care through out your day we all need to be pampered. I feel like all of this is what least helps me and keeps me going. Thank you all for reading, please remember to like & comment I always love hearing from you all. And if you haven’t checked out my last post you can do so HERE.
Hey everyone! Happy Monday hope everyone is having a great start to their week and morning. For my first blog post for September I wanted to do a post on The Ordinary skincare brand. Due to the changing season this does cause for our skincare re gamin to change and our skin to change. If you would like to check out the brand you can find that HERE.
“The Ordinary skincare brand, is a collection of skincare treatments. These treatments are of clinical technologies to increase communication in the skincare industry. ” The Ordinary is a brand from DECIEM. We are an umbrella of brands focused on advanced functional beauty. Our team is specialized in materials chemistry and biochemistry, and we have brought pioneering innovation in skincare through our core brands, Hylamide and NIOD. “– The Ordinary
How The Ordinary Helps
For instance, one of the things I love about this brand is how it can help benefit your skincare. Did you know the brand can help you mix and match your products? I love how the brand helps by having a regimen guide on their site. The guide is there for everyone who needs suggestions in combining products into one whole regimen. Therefore implementing their skin guide can help with your AM and Pm steps. Help combine formulations to combat all your skincare needs and achieve you ideal skin goals. The ordinary holds a chart which can help you map out everything, they also help by giving skincare mix and match examples which is awesome! Need a regimen guide head over to the ordinary HERE.
In other words, the ordinary brand has stated about DECIEM products. Which they said is the parent company to the ordinary brand. All products go through safety testing which is great I feel like it feels great to buy from a brand you know their formulations are safe to apply to your skin. The products also do not test on animals and majority of their products are vegan. Need help with finding the right products for your skin? You can actually submit an inquiry to them and they can help you! In other words I’ve never came across a brand that can be this helpful. As an esthetican I feel like the brand comes off as a personal esthetican in your own home. The amount of help and affordable products their products is worth the buy to me.
How does it help me?
In conclusion, why not go with a brand that gives enough tools to help you a long the way in your skincare? One of the major issues I come across in the skincare field is clients walking in confused on how to start a proper regimen. Not everyone has the time and money to be honest to walk into a spa to be educated on how to start a good guide. The ordinary brand has started the easy way on how to get across to their clients and market a way to help you with your everyday skincare. And they have honestly sold me on this, I am planning on giving this line a try. If any of you have bought any of their products let me know! Thanks to everyone on reading today’s post, if you haven’t checked out my last you can find it HERE.