Tuesday, May 24, 2011

"Livin' on reds, VITAMIN C, and propane." -King of the Hill

So first off, I MUST say how AMAZINGLY FABULOUS Lady Gaga's new CD is. Maybe I'm a little partial since she is my ultimate IDOL, but whatever. And anyone who says it sounds like "80s Madonna," is so wrong. Lady Gaga's songs blow other pop songs out of the water- and lets face it, she has an awesome talent for writing her own songs that make you eager to read into them further to understand the point she is getting across. Not to mention, "Born This Way" can make any person feel great about themselves ;) Now, on to beauty, another thing to make you feel great about yourself.

When you think of Vitamin C, what do you think of? Oranges, grapefruits, Flinstone pills you took when you were 7? Well, ladies its time to start thinking of Vitamin C for your face. Yes, your face. Vitamin C powder acts as a antioxidant and helps to prevent early aging on your face and also brightens your skin tone. I heard about using Vitamin C on your face from a friend, and it sparked my interest and I had to try it out. I ended up choosing the Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder, and I love it. I have been using it now for a few months. I can also tell a difference on days I use it and days I don't- days I do use it my skins glows :)

To apply, simply mix the powder (1 scoop) with your daily moisturizer in the morning and apply. You can find it at Sephora or online for $35.

DISCLAIMER: I advise if you plan on traveling with this, to put it in your checked luggage. If you go through security and they find a little tinted vial with a scooper for a white powder substance in your carry-on, you will most likely be strip searched and questioned by TSA....just saying... ;)


Thursday, May 19, 2011

"I was born to survive." -Born This Way, Lady Gaga

A recent event took place earlier this week that really brought me down. While being down about it I gained 2 lbs (which almost made me cry), broke out from stress(which almost made me throw a tantrum), and even caused a really bad nights sleep in addition to migraines. While I am not going to go into the details other than that NO- it was not a break up- I cannot tell you enough how hard I took this event.

While the beginning of my week started off rocky, things started to look up by today. It made me remember that even when things hit bottom, there is no where to move but up. And sometimes, we all must be reminded that nothing will be perfect forever.

With that said, do not lose sight of yourself when things turn south. Trust your instincts, remember who you are, and do not lose faith. The biggest mistake I have made in the past is losing faith in myself. I look back now and wonder what I was thinking. Stand up for yourself and do not let others dim your shine. At the end of the day, if you don't believe and respect in yourself then why would anyone else? Self confidence can take years to build, and sometimes people never build it. Don't be one of those people. Always be proud of who you are, remember where you come from and know your importance. If you have any issues, listen to BORN THIS WAY by Lady Gaga and it should cure them. Or give me a call and I will help set you back on track ;)

So what's with the GIRL POWER moment? No one can ever be reminded too many times to keep their head up. Plus, its a tough world out there. Us girls have got to stick together.