Have the Best Day Ever

best-day-ever-1.pngHello Everyone!! I hope you’re having a great start to the new year. During the first quarter of the year, it is important to establish routines for yourself to follow and help guide you throughout the year. One thing we all go through sometimes, is finding ways to make a day great. Here are 8 tips to help you achieve and fulfill your journey on having a great day. Let me know some of your tips for having a great day !

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Set out clothes the night before: Doing this will save you some time in the morning. You can sleep in a little later or spend some extra minutes doing something else. I like to get out all of my clothes for the week on Sunday so I don’t even have to worry about it during the week. However, taking baby steps will help you achieve that therefore starting the night before is will still save you time.

Preset your coffeemaker: I have found this to be very useful. The night before add water and get out your coffee & coffee cup. In the morning all you have to do is press start. Also you can make your lunch the night before as well to save more time.

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Drink water: Before you touch that coffee or orange juice, drink a glass of water to help jump start your energy. Throughout the day keep a water bottle with you to drink from. I find this easier then just drinking from a glass. With the water bottle you don’t have to keep refilling as you would a cup.

Eat breakfast: Breakfast is really the most important meal of the day for a reason. You can cook a full meal or just grab something on the go. A slice of bread or even a piece of fruit, just make sure you grab something.

Do a quick workout: Even if it is only 10 mins, a quick session can help start your metabolism and give you that extra energy you need.

Listen to an inspire song, read a quote, or watch a quick show: Help start the mood of the day off right. I like to read a bible verse and listen to a pop song to help start off my day. Find something that you enjoy and easily get into the habit of doing everyday.

Set one goal: Normally my days consist of me doing this same thing every day and following the same routine. Sometimes this makes it hard for me to accomplish anything else. Setting a goal for the day can help motivate me to get at least one thing new done.

Leave on time: This can really be the deal breaker for you. If you leave on time, then great you have nothing to worry or stress about. However, leaving late can put you in a bad mood and you start overthinking & stressing to make sure you arrive. Do not give yourself this negative energy, so try and leave 5 minutes before.

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Makeup & Beauty Products I Don’t Use

Makeup Wipes-The thought of using a makeup wipe is a no for me! At one point I used makeup wipes just like everyone else. While I was using them, I noticed my skin would hurt and burn afterwards. For the longest, I overlooked this problem and ignored it. I never thought a wipe could burn my skin.  I continued to use them because naturally makeup wipes are a fast makeup remover. This past year I discovered micellar water. Micellar water acts as a makeup remover, eliminating excess oil, and also as a toner. Essentially think of a makeup wipe just in liquid form. I am obsessed with micellar water. Since using I have not touched a makeup wipe once. While using micellar water I haven’t felt my skin hurting or burning.

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Contour Products-I have no use for contouring my face. I have nice, defined features; high check bones, a thin nose, and a strong jawline. Contouring would be absolutely purposeless for me. I do use a bronzer to outline these features. I love using this an alternative, because it outlines my features while giving me a bronzed look at the same time.

 

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Eye Creams-There are so many skincare products to use that I just can not fit all of them in my routine. I already have a full skincare routine that sometimes I already forget to use all of the products. Although eye creams can be a hit or miss product, I do not see myself using on a regular basis. I only have one eye cream and it is the Benefit It’s Potent Eye Cream. I have had this product for a couple of months now and I have only used once. For one, I have no idea how to use it or even when to. If I do some research on the product maybe I will be able to eventually find a use for the eye cream.

BB & CC Creams- Before I started using foundations heavily, I used Maybelline’s BB Cream. I used it so much I repurchased it twice. The reason I stopped using the product was because I want coverage. For me, BB Cream did not provide coverage at all and that ultimately was the reason I stopped using. I have never used a CC Cream before. However, I have had my eye on the IT Cosmetics CC Cream, and would one day like to try.

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Face Oils- Having a sensitive face has kept me away from just trying anything on my skin. I have never done research or looked into face oils. Hearing others talk about it, especially youtubers, sparked an interest at one point for me to try. I never followed through and still have not tried a face oil. Aragon oil, coconut oil, and maracuja oil are the top three I would try. I am hesitant because I do not know how to use face oils and I am not sure how they would react to my skin.

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Anti-aging products-I am younger than 20 and currently do not have any aging spots. I do not want to jinx myself, but I don’t think I will be getting any aging spots any time soon. At the moment I do not have a use for anti-aging products. I am not saying that I will never use them, however, I will not be using anytime soon. I have heard some people say that if you start using them before you get the spots or wrinkles, then you can prevent. However, I do not want to add a product to my skincare routine that I do not need.

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Things in Your Closet You Should Get Rid of Right Now

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Don’t use it? Never used it? Can’t use it? So sell it! In the year of 2018 we’re out with the old! Start the year off with going through your closet and giving it a deep clean. Overall, we are what we wear right!?I do this at the start of each year and I have found it to be very suceescul. By doing this, I gain new room in my closet & I can focus in on my favorite pieces. Instead of throwing away my clothes, I will donate them or sell them for extra cash! Why not start off the new year with some extra money!

My favorite apps to use to sell are  Poshmark & Merci. These 2 apps I use to make money by selling my clothes, shoes, and accessories. I like being able to control & interact with people with my own personal items. Check out my detailed review here of these money making apps.

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Anything that doesn’t fit

This list has no order, however, this is #1 for a reason. Go through your closet and the first thing you should ask yourself about the clothing item is, “Does it fit?” If not immediately get rid of it. DO NOT start asking more questions, because it’s likely that you’ll convince yourself to keep it. Plus clothes that don’t fit often do not look good on because on the outside someone can tell if something is too small or too big for you.

Pieces that are no longer your style 

I can admit that my style changes like crazy. I keep many pieces in my closet because I tell myself that when I change my style, I’ll wear it again. I never wear it again! Why not make money from the item instead of just keeping it to sit there and collect dust.

Items that were gifts

Remember when your aunt gave you a long baggy sweater two years ago that you have yet to wear!? Of course you couldn’t be rude and say you didn’t like it, so you kept it in your closet and it still remains there. Yeah now is the time to get rid of it, especially if you have yet to wear. Now chances are you’ll probably still not wear it, but maybe you will.

Things that you’re only  holding onto because they cost you

I remember I spent $50 on a shirt and at the time I really wanted this shirt. My mom told me not to buy but I insisted that I would wear it. I have yet to wear this shirt but I can’t get rid of it because it still has the tag on and I spent so much money on it. If this is the case for you, you can sell your clothes. TIP: things sell faster when the tag is still attached. Use words such as : “New With Tags,” “Brand New,” or “NWT,” in the description so buyers know!

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The items you held onto the last time you cleaned your closet

Overtime I clean my closet there are some items where I look & say to myself, “I’ll wear them soon.” It never happens and I keep saying it to myself every time I clean that, “I’ll wear it.” If you have cleaned your closet at least 2 times and you find yourself saying that phrase to the item, then it is time to get rid of it.

Pieces you wore 5-10 years ago.

I have so many items from middle-high school that just sit there. Now some of the pieces are memorable so I want to keep. However, there are a couple of pieces that I say, “Oh I’ll wear this again,” but I never do. They’re only in my closet because I know I can still fit them. If you truly believe you’ll wear the items from 5-10 years again, then keep them. If not get rid of them and replace them.

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Duplicates

I can honestly this is a serious problem for me. I have so many basic black and white shirts that they all look alike. There is about 7 black and white stripped shirts as well in my closet. Having duplicates can be a good thing, especially when you want to wear the item but it is dirty. However, having multiple duplicates can take up space and will you really wear all 7 of the shirts.?

Too Tight

If you have shoes that are too tight and hurt when you walk, GET RID OF THEM! If you have a shirt, jeans, shorts, pants, or dress that is tight when you wear it, GET RID OF THEM. Wear clothes that fit you and are for your size!

I hope these were helpful tips to motivate you to clean out your closet or even while cleaning out your closet! If you have any tips, please leave them below!

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Makeup Questions!

Good Evening Loves! One of my favorite things to do is to reflect on my makeup experiences. Girlytreasures allows me the opportunity to share what I love, which mainly is makeup! I gathered some questions below that I have either been asked or just simply wanted to share. Let me know some of your answers in the comments!

What skin type do you have? (Oily, dry, combo etc)

Definitely oily skin for sure! However, in the winter my skin becomes super dry and my entire body can become very dry as well. During the summer months I could definitely do without the oily skin. Other months of the year, its fine and I can control it. The past couple of months I have found all oil free makeup and skincare products to use on my skin.

How many times do you wash your face daily?

On a typical day I wash my face twice, morning and night. In the monrings I normally use a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. During the night if I don’t use my cleanser and moisturizer then I will do a face mask or use a cleansing soap.

Where do you buy your makeup usually?

Most of my makeup I buy from Sephora. Now that I’m thinking about it, I think all of my makeup has been bought from Sephora. I love buying from Sephora because they have a lot of brands to choose from, I get free samples, and I love their rewards system. I get my skincare products from Target.

Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?

Yes of course! I am so glad that I am comfortable with my skin that I do not have to wear makeup 24/7. Also being in college, I do not always have time before class to do a full face. With my 8 am classes, I rarely will wear makeup.

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What is your favorite eyeshadow palette? 

The Too Faced Peach Palette without a doubt! This is my all time favorite palette. There are so many looks you can do with the palette: a simple look, a smokey eye, and even a cut crease! Only con I have about the palette is that there is no black inside. There is a dark green and a dark purple that I use instead, however, I would love a black for my smokey eyes!

What brand of mascara do you use?

I once used the Benefit They’re Real Mascara until I discovered the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. This is my everyday mascara and I absolutely love it. Honestly this mascara could be my favorite makeup product that I own! I cannot use any other mascara besides this one. I have to have volume & length with my mascara. The Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara provides me with both!

Matte, liquid, gloss – which do you prefer?

My favorite matte lipstick is MAC’s Whirl lipstick and my favorite lip gloss is the Fenty Beauty Gloss bomb. I prefer lipsticks to any other lip product, however, I will use the Fenty Beauty Gloss bomb on an everyday occasion.

Who are your favorite Youtubers?

Aunty Jackie (Aina), thataylaa, Kyrah Stewart, Brooke Miccio, Danielle Carolan,

img_9587Do you use mineral makeup?

I do not use mineral makeup expect for my translucent setting powder.

What do you think of celebrity branded makeup? 

I have only bought from Rihanna and so far I love her products! I truly feel that she works hard to find products for ever skin type and every skin tone. Although, I have not tried any Kylie Jenner products, I really want to try them. Although I want to try Kylie’s products, I do not want to try Kim’s.

What do you think about the pressure or hype around having the perfect eyebrow?

I honestly hate the whole eyebrow trend.

What do you think of fake eyelashes?

I hope to wear them more in 2018! I have some high end lashes and some from the drugstore. The one I bought from the drugstore I would wear on an everyday basis and some to classes. My higher end lashes from Sephora & MAC, I would wear when I am going out with friends or to a party.

In your opinion what is the best make up brand?

There is no one brand that I just love and that I go crazy whenever they release a new product. I will say that I recently I have been loving Too Faced! The quality of the products are worth the price and every product I have tired from the brand, I absolutely love and they become my favorites. In the future I hope to try products from their ‘Sweet Peach’ line.

Do you like colorful shades of makeup?

I am a more neutrals type of girl. If I use a colorful shade then I will use it on my lid while my crease color is more of a neutral.

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What makeup tools do to use in your application?

  • Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki
  • Morphe m439
  • Real Techniques Buffing Brush

 

 

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