Monday, January 12, 2015

5 Products that add a little Sunshine to each day

I'm one of those people that enjoys the little things in life. Don't get me wrong, I love looking forward to extravagant events just as much as the next person, but something as little as a morning face wash routine or the smell of my favorite perfume can be enough sunshine to jump start a day. Being that its the new year and all, I thought I'd go ahead and share with you, dear reader, some products I'm currently loving. Below are 5 products, I believe, that add a little Sunshine to my day. I hope the snippets I wrote about each help you find something you are looking for or inspire you to 'treat yo self'!

1. Tea Tree Face Wash by The Body Shop

This face wash by The Body Shop is specifically designed to address skin care problems, such as acne blemishes, on the face. Since its not an exfoliator, I find it to be a great product to use for everyday face washing. The scent is a little strong and its consistency is like that of hand soap. I've heard from friends who have sensitive skin that this product is a perfect addition to their routine and is not harsh on their skin. I definitely recommend this one. 

2. St-Ives Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub:

I was at the grocery store the other day looking for scrubs when I stumbled across this little gem. I've only been using this wash for about 2 weeks now but I absolutely love it. Its a moderate exfoliator and its beads are much smaller, which makes for more precise exfoliation.  It doesn't feel rough at all on the skin and honestly, I think my skin looks brighter when I use this. As a bonus, it smells goooooood! 

3.Bath and Body Works - Paris Amour Perfume

Ah Paris, the city of lights and love. Although I'm yet to visit the city of love, this perfume makes me feel like I'm enveloped by a thousand little bubbles of affection whenever I use it. Okay... that might be a little excessive but I really LOVE this perfume and, I've gotten multiple compliments on it from parties of both genders. Spraying it on after a shower makes you feel and smell fresh! It can be a little strong if overused but I think its a perfect mixture of sweet and more mature scents. 

4. Nars Tinted Moisturizer:

I've been using this product for the past 2 and a half years and I'm yet to find a product that works as well as it does. As a student, this product works well at producing the 'no make-up' look when needed and it's also buildable for those occasions when I really want to dress up. As a plus, it's also helped moisturize my skin a lot and unlike other foundation-like products I used before this, it does not make me break out. It's a little bit on the pricey side but based on my experience, I say its definitely worth it!

5. Walkers Pure Butter Shortbread Assortment

This list would not be a favorites list written by yours truly if it did not include some kind of food, and there's no other food product I would love to include in this but Walkers shortbread cookies. Maybe because I'm staring at a box of these shortbread cookies right now! But seriously, these cookies are delicious! Everytime I eat one, I'm happier and I'm pretty sure I smile too. They're perfect for breakfast, dessert or snack time! 

I hope the above list helps you find a product that you have been looking for!



*** As a disclaimer, the above reviews are honest opinions penned by me and I did not receive any compensation for any thing written above. ***

Thursday, January 1, 2015

15 Inspirational Quotes for the New Year

It's official, we're in 2015. Welcome to the best year yet. A year of much success, much growth and many blessings. As we enter into 2015, I wanted to share with you some inspiring quotes that will help inspire you as you set out to accomplish any New Years resolutions. 

15 Inspirational Quotes for the New Year

1. On being uniquely yourself:

A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.

2. On moving on and letting go:

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. 

3. On treating others how you want to be treated:

See the light in others, and treat them as if that is all you see. 

4. On being confident and taking chances:

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong. 

5. On getting up every time you fall:

You may encounter many defeats but you must not be defeated. 

6. On being daring and trying out new things:

Adventure is out there. 

7. On travel :

The world is a book and those who do  not travel only read one page. 

8. On growing up and maturing:

Accept responsibility for your actions, be accountable for your results, take ownership of your mistakes. 

9. On having faith:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will direct your path.  (Proverbs 3:5-6)

10. On keeping a good attitude:

Your day will go the way the corners of your mouth turn. 

11. On speaking up:

If you fight for nothing, you will fall for anything. 

12. Something Audrey Hepburn would agree with:

Always be the leading lady of your life. 

13. On love:

Love is patient, love is kind. (1 Corinthians 13)

14. On love... again:

We must be our own, before we can be anothers. 

15. On the opportunity of the New Year:

Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one!

Happy New Year!!!