I am back from my Hiatus!

 Oh my goodness…  It feels sooo good to be back!!!! I am very sorry for the hiatus, I was doing 15+ hour days with school and work.  But I am back and better than ever.  I am  a licensed esthetician doing what I am super passionate about, I couldn’t be happier!
So the first thing I decide to do after getting my life figured out, blogging!!!!  How much I have missed it!!  But trust me, all my good advice hasn’t been doormat. I have been told a few times recently that I should write a book or teach a class. I think I’ll just go back to my small followers on this :)…
 I have so much going on in my head I don’t even really know to put it all to words!  In my hiatus, I  fell in love, had my heart broken, fell in lust, fell out of lust, had fun and now I am with a man who not only makes me the happiest person, he will also be surely helping me provide material for this blog….We have  a lot of history(side info, we met 2 years ago…for him he says it was love at first sight but yet  our timing never worked out the way we wanted, finally our stars have aligned). 

In my hiatus I have learned a lot, and I am ready to share my info with you.  
What is up and coming:
~Contests
~New formats
~Weekly skin tips as well as my Monday quotes  to get you through the week
~Guest writers
~Much, much more

I have more time and new found perspective to being able to write this, I hit a road block because I really wasn’t thinking I was writing to anyone.  But then I was found on facebook by a women who completely  changed my outlook and has give me inspiration to know that at least one person has and will be affected by this blog. (I am hoping one of  these posts she will be writing as a guest writer about her experience).  Overall she read my blog and is now pledging my sorority  AOII  at Purdue University. I thank her for renewing my inspiration to write my blog.  I thank her and you can thank her too, because there is more to come!!

Challenges help define you, but don’t break you

What we have face us and how we overcome them, are true testaments to the type of person we are.

I was recently “seeing” a guy, I use the term seeing very loosely because we fell quickly before he left for a long distance gallivant.  I have a hard time writing this blog because I feel like the last ohhh 9 months were a bit of joke… it was like having a pen pal  you had known only for 3 months… instead of signing “write soon” we wrote “I love you”….which don’t get me wrong I easily could say I didn’t love him…but that wouldn’t be true…..  I have written many blogs about love…  I know I wear my heart on my sleeve that is because I care for a lot of people far before they care for me…. Call me emotional, call me hopeless but you can’t call me uncaring. I would rather wear my heart on my sleeve then not wear a heart at all. But now that, that is said…we can move on…. for the purpose of this blog I will call it a relationship..but don’t think it was…. it was nothing of the sorts…  It was a good time, good stories, great friend…. he was there when I needed him most, some of the time….  he was the friend  I needed at the time I needed….
There were things I regretted during that time, but that only taught me how to change my future since I can’t change my past.  I guess you could say it was a mutual ending only because I wasn’t willing to “wait”  around for him to figure out how awesome I am… I know I am awesome, but I don’t need to wait around for someone to think and figure it out….. the person that is going to be worth my time will realize that from the get go and get to constantly experience it…. I sit and think about what a future could have been…  it all would have been a lie…a complete  180 from the life I lead now…  and I know I said I was willing…  and I would be, but I don’t think I could have been for him…  because he wasn’t giving as much as I was giving… and healthy relationships require give and take… So I guess I get to thank him for trying to over think  things that ended the relationship…  I am happier, which is hard because I was happy all along…  I have since met people that show me I can have the type of religious/cultural balance that I want, because I want, not because I have to…. The give and take is there…or has the potential to be there…either way it will be fair.

Life is a ongoing lesson, Moral of this lesson:

Go with your gut-–Your instincts, your family and friends usually are correct, no  matter how much you want to deny it…..
Listen to your heart ..&  mind.…Don’t put all of your heart into something your head isn’t into
Love works the way it is suppose to…  sometimes you don’t realize it right away
Tears are a waste… don’t cry because in  the end… it just wasn’t meant to be and you can’t change that.

 This is what I want, what everyone should be allowed  to have 100%  of the time:

Happy Living & Hopefully Loving

Be kind to your skin, it will be kind to you!

We have all heard they hype and talk about mineral make up and the benefits to a person they can have. But what does that mean to you? I will try and figure this out for you purely from my own research and experience(I am not trying to claim this to be that of an educated perspective).

There are so many lines out there that claim to be good to your skin. Well honestly there really isn’t anything that is amazing for your skin, even if you don’t wear make up and go all natural you still are damaging it. It is the sad truth. But, just because there are not things that are good for it doesn’t mean you have to provide more damage to it.
Liquid make up is not that amazing for your skin, it can A) concave into your pores suffocating them, B) trap your own natural oils in your skin causing acne or C)adding to much oil to your skin with its longevity formula. Liquid has the tendency to give you uneven coverage, with lines at the jaw line if not perfectly matched.
Powder is a great base make up, but isn’t perfect. I love bare essentials but every line has it down falls.
Powder is messy, it can get all over your clothes if not applied correctly, there is a small chance of blotchiness. But overall powdered has more pro’s than liquid. It can absorb oil, it has a longer wear and less ability to smudge. And if you opt for the natural kind you are putting less chemicals on your skin which is always a plus.

If you have troublesome skin, just make sure you are washing and mosturizing with hypo allergenic products. That is the only sure fire way to keep your skin looking good. Vitamin D mosturizers are amazing for the skin especailly if you live in not sunny parts of the world.