Your mental health influences how you think, feel, and act daily. It also influences your ability to cope with stressors, handle your emotions, and manage your feelings. Anyone can struggle with their mental health but there are ways to elevate your mood and enjoy the little things in life. Here are 3 strategies to help you accomplish this:
1. Prioritize socialization
Face-to-face interaction with friends and loved ones is stress-busting and mood-boosting. Find someone in your life who is a good listener to share your thoughts and feelings. A good listener will validate your feelings and won’t judge, criticize, or interrupt you.
Tips for connecting with others:
Call a friend or loved one and arrange to meet up
Spend some time disconnected – step away from your computer/phone screen for a little while to nurture your real-life relationships
I’ve always loved the way a sleek, full high ponytail looks but I never tried the look on myself because I used to be insecure about my thin hair and crazy, uncontrollable hairline. I used to fill in my hairline with eyeshadow but I recently discovered an easier trick to conceal a thin hairline using […]
I skipped out on a LOT of makeup palettes recently including the Huda Beauty DESERT DUSK, Kylie Cosmetics PURPLE PALETTE, and the Fenty Beauty GALAXY palette. Watch the anti haul video below to find out why along with some great alternatives that I absolutely LOVE right now! Products I regret buying this year: Anastasia Beverly […]
I have never been able to afford a day at the Spa. Let’s face it, it’s so expensive! But why should anyone have to pay hundreds for something they can enjoy at home?
I like to have my own Spa Day at home. I call it, my “Day of Beauty.” I devote most of a day (when I have spare time) just to self-care.
I like to make sure unwanted hair is plucked and shaved, my face is cleaned and moisturized, and my hair is treated. I actually enjoy doing this for myself and I want to share with you some products I love to use when caring for my beauty needs.
Starting from the top of my head, at least once a week I make sure to do a deep moisturizing treatment in my hair using coconut oil. My go-to brand is SheaMoisture, their 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Head to Toe Nourishing Hydration. You can find this good stuff everywhere, now! I purchased mine from Big Lots!
I shampoo my hair and then leave in conditioner and a scoop of the oil in my hair for a few hours, and then rinse it out. Sometimes, if my hair is super dry-I will leave it in overnight and wash it out in the morning. I love these stuff! It is a necessity to me, being my hair has been colored and is already pretty damaged. This oil brings it back to life, adds shine, and makes styling so much easier
Now, on my face-I have two go-to masks that I have come to love and enjoy!
If my face is really dry (I have combination skin), I turn to this delicious baby!
Avon’s Planet Spa Pampering Chocolate Face Mask! Yes, I said CHOCOLATE!
Not only does it smell amazing, but it really does perk up my dry skin and gives it the moisture it deserves! Mmmmm! Delightful! But I must warn you, you might want to eat your face! (It smells that GOOD!) Order your own at: http://www.youravon.com/beautybydavisduo
My other go-to mask is for my acne concern. I LOVE this Pumpkin Mask made by Perfectly Posh! MY GOD IN HEAVEN! It helps so much and smells amazing! It’s called Smashing Good Pumpkin Anti-Acne Face & Body Clay! And the best part is that there are some natural, essential oils in this mask that really make you feel so pampered! Pumpkin+Tea Tree+Witch Hazel=Awesomness!
It really does help the breakouts and leaves your face less oily & bleh. That’s the best word I can use to describe my breakouts. BLEH. (Ewwy)
You can order your own online by visiting my friend Julie’s site: https://JULIESTAVISH.po.sh
I really do enjoy taking care of myself at home. I’ve always been a homebody, so why not just enjoy relaxing at home and make it fun, ya know?
I have the luxury of self-care (I know) because I don’t have kids yet, but I think any woman-whether she has kids, is single, married..what have you-deserves to have an allotted amount of time dedicated to self-care.
You’re worth it, ladies!
Even if you have to look incredibly goofy in front of your kids and husband wearing a mask or having your hair all wet and messy-so be it!
Your needs are important, too! And it’s important to feel good about yourself and take care of the body God gave you!
Can I get an AMEN?!
Make some YOU time.
Take care of the skin you’re in.
You deserve to feel good!
So put on that mask and put your feet up, for goodness sake!
You’re too beautiful to not devote time to self-care! You’re worth too much to not invest in yourself!
You take such good care of others!
It’s worth putting time into taking care of YOU!
So make it a day or an evening for yourself-just to take care of YOU!
And let me know how you enjoy your Spa Day!
Are you like me and do you dread the crowdedness of Holiday shopping? I can’t stand having people on top of me when I’m trying to make a decision about what I’m going to get for someone I really care about. It’s distracting and annoying!
And then having to drive to a mall and find a good spot-it can be really stressful!
So why not make your life easier and just shop online?
I love online shopping! I really do! It’s so much fun getting to scroll through a site and look for good deals without having to leave my living room! I especially love to shop in my pajamas! Oh yes! Why not?
Cyber Monday is where it’s at for me. I love getting a good deal without the hassle of having to show my face anywhere. It’s not that I don’t enjoy people. I really do! I just have always been more of a homebody. It’s cozy and comfy! Two things I enjoy most!
So, if you’re reading this you’re probably wondering what to get for your loved ones this year? Well if you’re also into online shopping, let me tell you! I have a lot of really precious gifts that I offer through my Avon eStore! Have you checked out what Avon has yet? If not, you’re missing out!
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I am sure you are thinking of a special someone who would adore seeing one of these on their tree!
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So for over a year now, I have been an active member of Influenster & been blessed with the privilege of trying full-sized beauty products! (If you enjoy freebies and testing new products, ya gotta check this app out!)
Recently, I qualified for a Shea Moisture Vox Box! When it arrived, I hadn’t known what they had sent me but automatically was elated because I have used Shea Moisture in the past and loved it!
I swear by their coconut oil 🥥 as I have color treated, dry & damaged hair. This oil gives my hair a shine that is both healthy and just plain gorgeous!
When I opened the box, I happened to be LIVE on my Facebook beauty group 🌹Beautiful & Mighty🌹-so my beauty friends got a chance to bask in the glory of the awesome products that were sent to me!
✨ Travel Size Head to Toe Coconut Oil
✨ A dropper bottle of Facial Oil (which hubby has used for his dry, flaky skin & ❤️ loves it!)
After a few weeks of using it: Ah! Now that is much better! 👌
Earlier this month I ordered the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette and some of the shades arrived broken. Thankfully, ABH replaced my broken prism palette, so here is my full REVIEW and TUTORIAL of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette:
Overall, this palette has gorgeous colors and I love some of them but the formula is inconsistent. My all-time favorite palette from ABH is hands down the Master Palette by Mario, and I wish they would bring it back. I also just can’t believe this is the second palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills that arrived broken this year! My original reaction and review of the broken palette is in the video below:
I’m giving away a TON of makeup including the Prism palette, an Artis Brush, a PUR Cosmetics palette, and more! Watch the video below for rules:
I’m currently in Europe traveling for work and fun and I’ve…
Three simple words that make a huge difference in a person’s life. When I hear them, I am immediately reminded that I am loved and cherished.
My husband Alex and I say ILY quite a bit throughout the day. I can’t understand why some believe you can say I love you too much. I totally disagree!
YOU CAN NEVER SAY IT ENOUGH!
Those three words hold a very divine power that have a lasting effect. Saying, “I love you,” should come natural to us as human beings but especially if we claim to be Christians.
Also, keep in mind that our time on this earth is limited. You never know when someone will be taken home to be with the Lord-so say I love you often-they could be your last words!
Our society has developed this mentality that saying I love you implies some kind of weakness or that if it is said too much it loses its meaning. I feel that this is one phrase than can never be overused, overstated, go out of style, or be inappropriate.
LOVE NEVER FAILS!
And if Love never fails, then why reject the idea of being loving at all times?
It is a sign of strength and faith that you care enough about someone to speak life into them and affirm them. It calms, soothes, protects, ensures, and declares.
There is nothing more powerful than love. There is nothing more important than love!
With that said, know that you can say I love you to anyone anywhere at any time for any reason. It doesn’t diminish, lessen, destroy, or degrade.
LOVE inspires, increases, builds, and establishes!
SO SAY I LOVE YOU!
And say it often!
Claim it as your creed, your most quotable line, your statement in this broken world!
We all need love-so don’t let it become a curse when it is such a blessing!
Alex and will continue to be mushy and say I love you constantly because that is our way of life. We walk in love and our purpose is to fight back against the concept of hate.
We love each other so much and our relationship is strong because God is at the center of of it. God created love and we honor it because of how special it really is!
Don’t be afraid to say the words that will set you and the person you care about free.
Don’t waste another moment holding that awesome truth inside!