Gingerbread State Of Mind

 

#ItsAllAboutYourMindset

-A holiday inspired note to my friends-

 

I truly believe from the bottom of my heart that everything we do in this life is mental. The secret to success and happiness is visualizing what you want and going after it full steam ahead.

I am of the thought that everything we do is 80% mental and 20% physical. This means we have to train our brain to perform and our body will follow suit.

 

Ever notice that if you want something bad enough, you get it ?


Ever met a thin person who claims they can eat whatever they want and not gain weight?


Ever known a person who is constantly trying new things and being successful at them?


Its a mindset.


Changing the way you think changes the way you live.
Putting positivity and gratitude into the world will allow you to receive it back.
Live with a grateful heart and dream your goals into reality.

 


Back to the gingerbread:


For those of us who push through long work days, tough workouts, have families, have time-consuming hobbies, or are just running around constantly- our souls need a reward.


Around the holidays stress starts to pile up, food intake increases rapidly, and a lot of the time we start to feel pretty bad about ourselves.

 

Change that.


Find excitement in shopping for others. Give back to those who may be in need. And for Christ sake eat those Christmas cookies you’ve been staring at for days !
I’ve found in my journey that I can put in the work, eat well, keep my nutrition on point, and still cheat without consequence.

 

Why?


Because I believe I can. I know it won’t hinder my goals. I know I will bounce back. I know how well I eat, how hard I push in the gym, and how much I deserve to feed my soul.

Try this in your daily life beauties. Turn a negative mindset into a positive one and watch your life flourish. Take charge of your destiny. Dream big. And never, ever, give up on the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.

 

Xoxo



Violet Voss x Laura Lee😍😍😍

#ThankYouJesus 

OH MY GOD beauties !!! One of my absolute favorite babes in the whole world, Laura Lee, released a pre-sale today at 3pm on her palette that sold out a few months back. She teamed up with Violet Voss to create these absolutely STUNNING eyeshadows. Thank you jesus above I will finally get my hands on this gem. 

LOOK AT THOSE SHADES😍😭😭😭😭 the excitement is real right now people. I seriously feel like Christmas morning has come early. Not to mention the names of the eyeshadows are seriously so bomb …ugh my girl nailed it💪🏻
In addition to being absolutely beautiful I truly love that she made her palette infused with Jojoba Oil, and it’s cruelty free, vegan, and super pigmented. I. Love. Her. If you guys don’t watch her YouTube channel you seriously are missing out. She has so much life and seriously cracks me up in every single video. 

These swatches from the website look so pretty and I love that there is a healthy balance of matte and shimmer shades and a wide range of colors. I cannot wait to review this palette and do a makeup look with it for you guys! 

If you’re interested in hitting up the pre-sale while these palettes are still available head over to shopvioletvoss.com 

Palette priced at $45. 



Thank you all soooo much for reading and like I said before I cannot wait to share with you the gorgeous looks that I know I will achieve with this beautiful palette. I am already obsessed 💕💕💕 love you all and have a wonderful night babies

Xoxo

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Holidays Got You Feeling Rushed?

#TwentyMinuteWorkout

Hi my loves! The holidays can be unbelievably stressful and have us running around like crazy people!! Who has time for a workout between work, holiday parties, friends, family, holiday shopping, wrapping, baking….you get the point! The fact is…everyone has 20 minutes of their day to devote to their health! 
One of my FAVORITE quotes maybe ever is…

“We all have the same hours in the day as Beyoncé” 



And let me tell you….that girl slays. 

And so can you!!


Find a space that suits you and some equipment. Either at the gym with weights or even modify this at home with body weight exercises.

Put 20 mins on a timer



Pick two exercises to alternate. Today I chose push-ups  and Bosu Ball Crunches with 15 lb Dumbbell 



Alternate these two exercises with some form of cardio in between until the timer goes off. The circuit I chose was as follows:

5 push-ups 

30 jumping jacks

8 crunches on bosu ball with dumbbell

30 jumping jacks

5 push-ups 

30 jumping jacks

8 crunches on bosu ball with dumbbell 

Etc… 



By the time I was finished my heart rate was up, I had a major sweat going on, and I had burned a ton of calories. Circuit training is honestly the best ! It combines cardio and weight training so you can skip boring 40 minute sessions on the treadmill and instead blast out a 20 minute circuit that will give you tremendous results. 

Next time you don’t have time in your day for a workout remember two things:

  1. Beyoncé has time
  2. It only takes 20 minutes

Thank you beauties for reading and I hope this workout gave you some inspo to get up and get moving and burn off some of those cookies we all know you’ve been shoving in your face (because I know I have) 

😘😘😘

Xoxo

 

Hello There Beautiful

#ProductsOfTheWeek

Hi babies!!! I am absolutely loving my morning  and being able to catch up with things I’ve wanted to blog about all week! It’s so nice to have some down time to myself to drink coffee and write and zone out💕

Today I will be talking about some products I’ve picked up recently. These have come from purchases, beauty subscriptions, and DIY products that have been given to me as gifts. I cannot wait to share with you what awesome products I have so if you are interested in seeing them then please keep reading😘😘😘

As you can see I have an array of different products from skin care to powder to oils and even some foiled eye shadows. This is definitely a well rounded bunch of products that could truly work for anybody. 

The first product I want to talk about is one of my absolute favorites. I received this in my December BoxyCharm box and am absolutely in love with it. This is a Beauty For Real Lip Revival Scrub and it has literally saved my lips since I first tried it! I use it to exfoliate my lips either in the morning or before bed and it leaves my lips smooth and soft and gets all the dead skin off while holding in moisture so they don’t dry out. It has a citrus smell to it that is literally heaven in a jar and I cannot say enough about this product! It is definitely affordable as well…it is priced on their website for $14 and they are also currently offering free shipping. 

To follow up the lip scrub I have been obsessed with the Hanalei Lip Treatment. First of all, not only is the product amazing but I truly love what this brand is about. They are based in Hawaii and use all local oils and botanicals extracted from the islands. How cool is that ? They are also cruelty, paraben, sulfate, and phthalate free. The second I put this on I could tell this Lip treatment was made from very quality ingredients. It contains kikui oil, agave and grape seed oil, and shea butter. It was so smooth and creamy and delicious and really really hydrated my lips and got them ready for my lip color. I tend to use this product more at night to let it really soak in while I sleep. This product is priced on their website at $20. 



Next up I want to mention the new Tarte Maracuja Oil. This is one of the best oils for my skin I ever have tried in my life. I struggle with oils because I have combination skin and a lot of oils leave me feeling heavy and greasy. This oil is so light weight and doesn’t leave a greasy feel at all. Maracuja oil itself is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C which helps firm the face and leaves it smooth and bright. I would highly recommend trying this product and using a few drops of it on your face before bed time! Priced at $48


Next up I must talk about these bomb  BH Cosmetics foil eye shadows !!!! Oh my god guys seriously these are so amazing. For being a compact palette with only six shades they are seriously so beautiful and pigmented. I do highly suggest spraying your brush with MAC Fix+ or another high quality setting spray before going in with this product so it will really really pop on your eye. I do wish that this palette gave names to the eye shadows so I could list them for you but I did swatch them in crappy light (sorry) so you can get a feel for how they look on my skin! Unfortunately, this palette is not available on their website but you can purchase the full 28 shade foil eyes palette for $12 







Moving on to a brand that I love soooo very much and will rave about until the day I die…Josie Maran. I  absolutely LOVE everything about her and her Cosmetics. They use 100% Pure Organic Argan Oil as their main ingredient in their products. Her goal was to provide women with  products that are luxurious but also conscious. They use only Fair Trade Argan Oil that is harvested by co ops of Moroccan women that make a living wage. She is not only providing us with amazing products, but providing women across the world with jobs and security for their families. Ugh😍😍😍 I want to talk about two of her products I picked up. First being the  Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Powder. I am a huge fan of this. When I first bought it I thought it was going to be a highlight. Which it is but it’s very subtle and doesn’t leave my skin looking like it has a ton of texture like other highlights tend to do. It’s a beautiful almost rose gold champagne shade and looks beautiful on my skin. If you are looking for a more subtle mature highlight I would definitely recommend this product. Priced at $30 




Next is her Argan Color Stick in shade Dreamy Pink. Guys this is so beautiful and creamy and blends out so nicely if you are looking for a cream blush. The Argan Oil obviously leaves the skin hydrated and beautiful. You can also use this as a lip product! The shade is absolutely gorgeous and could be worn honestly all year round. Love😍 This product is priced at $22






And last but certainly not least I have a couple of amazing products that were given to me. These are items you could make yourself or most likely find an awesome dupe at Lush or another organic essential oil type brand. Both of these products leave my face unbelievably hydrated and soft. The scrub cleans my pores and removes dirt and dead skin but isn’t harsh because the essential oils heal and hydrate. And the anti aging oil is an absolute dream. I use this before bed to let it set in my skin overnight. 



Ingredients used in Scrub: cane sugar, coconut oil, rice flour, colloidal oat flour, lemon oil, sweet orange oil, lavender, rosemary, pomegranate oil


Ingredients used in Anti Aging Oil: sweet almond, jojoba, vitamin E, frankincense, geranium, lemon, lavender, pomegranate oil 




Okay babes that’s all I have for you from the last week!!! I hope you enjoyed my list and it gave you some inspo to try new brands or make some amazing products yourself. Have a wonderful Sunday beauty queens and I cannot wait to hear what you have to say about the products I mentioned. 



Xoxo

Impressions Are Everything 


#ImpressionsVanityCo

Good morning and happy Sunday you beautiful humans !! I am so happy to be off from work and relaxing with my family at home. It’s icy and rainy and cold in Philadelphia today so you know what that means 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Slippers. Robe. Candles. Christmas music😍

Speaking of Christmas I am getting SO excited !! One more week to go🌲❄️☃️ I have so many amazing gifts that I can’t wait for my family and friends to open.  And these next items could be a perfect addition to your gifts AND they are on sale!! Anyway…thanks for stopping by as always. My blog has become such an awesome outlet for me to express myself and to read what you guys think about the topics that I am most interested in. It’s an opportunity to always be learning👌🏻

Today I want to share with you guys and gals something I am absolutely so excited to receive in the mail later this week. I’ve been seeing this brand and their products all over social media and I am SOO excited for it to arrive. Yesterday I ordered a bundle from Impressions Vanity Co. This is a legit bomb online only shop that provides makeup mirrors, lighting, tables, organizers, and basically everything a girl with a large and growing makeup collection will eventually need in her life ! They are soooo affordable and right now they are having a HUGE sale so get on over there and get your hands on some products that will change the game for you.

Lighting is so crucial in creating a bomb makeup look and we all know how frustrating it is when we think we did an amazing job and we look in the mirror in our car or at work and we’re like… 😳😳😳

I knew I definitely needed a makeup mirror because my IKEA one is literally hanging on by a thread right now. But I also was sooo interested in one of those selfie lights that attaches to your phone. So you already know your girl found the most perfect bundle on their website🔥🔥🔥 I ended up picking up these three items in a bundle on sale for $50 and it included free shipping anywhere in the US. The original value for these three items was $109 I believe so the sale was pretty on point. 

This first item is the Touch 2.0 Matte White Dimmable LED Make-up Mirror. Originally priced at $35. This is battery operated and totally portable. You can even dim the lights by pressing its touch sensor on the mirror. I absolutely love the look of this mirror…it is so sleek and clean and will look super pretty in my beauty room!!! 

Next up is the selfie light. Okay guys seriously whoever came up with this is a fuggin genius! I cannot wait to be able to show you guys my makeup looks without going out and spending hundreds of dollars on lighting. This is such a bomb idea and I cannot wait to see how it works. This product is called the GlowMe 2.0 USB Rechargeble LED Selfie Ring Light. Originally priced at $45. 

And last but not least they threw in this adorable matte white compact ! This will be a game changer for touching up makeup at work or on the go! I love this so much and I’m actually quite obsessed with the look of all these products as well. It has 8 LED lights built in to keep your lighting on point anywhere you go. This product also has dimming capabilities which is soo cool!  This item was originally priced at $12.99 

Okay beauties that’s all I got today but listen this sale is only going on for another SIX DAYS!!! If you are interested in any of these products I highly highly suggest getting your butt over to this online store and picking some up while the sales are going on. Nobody got time for full price items let’s be real !!!

As always babies please comment down below and let me know what you think and if you pick some products up please share your story and review with me !! Have a fabulous Sunday. Relax. Revive. Renew. Love you all 💕💕💕

Xoxo





Click the link below to check out all they have to offer !

Impressions Vanity Company



A few of my favorite Friday things

#WeekendVibes

Hi beauty queens !

Wanted to share with you a few of my favorite things from my day today💕💕💕of course my outfit, some accessories, and makeup. If you want to see what I’m obsessed with this Friday please keep reading …

 

 

 The most important thing for work is obviously my outfit💋💋💋 not getting my paperwork done or talking to customers😭😭😭 since its Friday I decided to dress down just a tad and be a little bit more comfortable while still looking put together. It’s like 15 degrees in Philadelphia right now so there was no way in hell I was throwing a skirt or dress on. Black pants it is….💕

 

Today I paired my FAVORITE black pixies pants from Old Navy with a another TJ Maxxs find !!! What else is new 😍 on my feet I have my Madden Girl booties that I adore. They are so comfortable and the heel dresses them up just enough for work. 

 

 

My necklace today is a chunky silver piece that my dad got me for Christmas last year. Guys this brand is seriously so amazing. Check out Wendell August on their online only shop and check out what they have to offer. I seriously love all of their pieces and hope to get more this Christmas under the tree❄️🌲🙏🏻



On my lips today I have a new LOVE. We already know the obsession with Tarte is so real but guys this Matte lip tint is unreal!! It’s the most gorgeous mauvey shade. These lip crayons are called Lippie Lingerie and it’s in the shade Pure. Do yourself a favor and buy one of these now !!!

 

Okay beauties I better get back to work before I get fired 😭😭😭 love sharing my life with you all and I hope to give you some inspo for fashion and cosmetics. Have a wonderful Friday💕💕💕

 

Xoxo