Body Positive: Skin Care Routine/ Products

Hey babes! I thought I’d take today to really talk to you guys about what I use for my skin!

So my secret so having such good skin is I use two products from Sephora as an everyday day and night skin time routine. The first product I use is an AMA Cleanse skin gel. It’s for the face, neck, and around the eyes. It has a blue tag. The benefits are that it tones and cleanses your skin. The ingredients are water, coco-glucoside, glycerin, xanthan, sodium PCA, parfum, citric acid, sodium Benzoate, potassium sorbate, aloe extract, and sodium hydroxide. Usually I use this while I shower right before I get out of the shower because you’re supposed to massage it over wet skin and rinse. The next product I use is a HYA super hydration all day hydrator. You can use this product as a primer but apply this when your skin is dry and all clean. It has a pink tag. There are too many ingredients to list so I’ll insert a picture of the ingredients instead. I recommend these two highly because my skin has looked way since using these two products on a daily 🙂

This is all my own opinion based on my own results.

What kind of communicator are you?

There are four general categories of communication. First is the outspoken, direct, and assertive. These kind of people tend to stand up for own needs or wants. They’re usually more stubborn and set in their own ways and ideas. Also, tend to not like the idea of change. Second, are those who are quiet, reserved, or passive. These people avoid arguments, don’t really like confrontation, like to keep things peaceful, and usually just keep more to themselves. An example would be like if you and your partner got into a fight and they leave the room, that’s when they’re passive, reserved, etc. Third, are those who are thoughtful and analytical. You analyze certain situation, you don’t jump into conclusions right away, take your time, or you like to hear ideas, to name a few of ways to be like this. Lastly, are those who are friendly and unassuming. These people are modest, nonjudgmental, or unpretentious. I find myself falling into all of these ways of communicating, however I find myself in friendly because I have a personality where I’m open minded and I tend to get along with everyone. Which kind are you?

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Being Mindful of Others

It is important to keep in mind about those around around you because your actions can effect them either negatively or positively. For example, if you live with someone and they have the habit of staying up late and coming home late, let them know ahead of time that you have to get up early in the morning or that you’ll be asleep by a certain time each night. That way they know to be quiet when they get home. It’s difficult to live with people at times, especially if your experiences are all new to them. Another example is, if there is a large group of people walking in front of you and there isn’t a way to go around them, just ask to say excuse me or pardon me, that way they can get out of the way. Those people can also be respectful and form a single file line. Every action can lead to another action. It is important to be looking up while walking, running, or any time you’re on your feet and to be aware of surroundings. If you’re out on a date and its cold outside and who ever you’re on a date with is clearly freezing cold, be generous and offer them your jacket or sweatshirt. Hold doors open for people because sometimes they have their hands full and may not always have a chance to open a door. Being mindful in a positive way can even change someones day. Let’s say your partner is having a rough day and you want to make them feel better. Doing little things for them can greatly change their mood. Buying flowers, taking them out for dinner, or giving them a massage to name a few can really impact them.

Childhood Sexual Abuse: How it can effect your child as an adult

Childhood sexual abuse hasn’t been studied a whole lot till more recently in the past few decades. It’s also something a lot of people are unaware of inside their own household or environment. When a child has been exposed to beatings, emotional abuse, such as foul language, or even sexual trauma to name a few it can have a huge effect on them greatly. Take a look at beating your child to start off. When your child goes to school and they show up with bruises, scars, or even serious injuries, it can raise concern from a teachers perspective. Then as an adult, they can inflict that same pain to their own children if they have any because that’s how they were raised as a child. Everything has a cause and an effect. As a parent you can potentially get your children taken away without even knowing it. You may think you’re doing the right thing but in reality you’re causing more harm than doing good. Sexually abuses your child is definitely a topic a lot of parents or anyone wants to talk about, but it is something that needs to be addressed. Abusing your child like that, especially at such a young age can make them feel so insecure about themselves and can leave ever lasting scars. It can effect the way they’re able to build relationships with other people especially friends or even a potentially spouse. They may never feel comfortable ever having sex as an adult ever again because of the trauma they had lived through and experienced. As a child, they don’t talk about those kinds of things because there is a fear of getting harmed from that parent, when they return from wherever they were at, like school or sports practice. There is a great risk of developing anxiety of any kind and even depression. Lastly, abusive language can leave a mark on your child and can reflect on how they develop as an adult. Abusive language can lead to your child abusing others with language because they don’t know anything else. Their social skills and development has been greatly impacted because it reflects back onto how they were raised. These three things are also things that can lead to crimes of any kind. We need to be aware of our actions as humans because it can leave impacts good or bad.

Dream journal: the fight against the master of Halloween

I had a dream last night that I was with my family at my grandmas house when an the evil spirit Halloween took over the neighborhood. This demonic Halloween master would summon all these evil spirits or things we were the most afraid of. For me it was spiders. At some point I was trapped in a spider web struggling to get to a knife I had in my pocket to cut me loose. It was a real life horror event because Halloween is supposed to be scary. I had to rescue my own family throughout because I didn’t want anything bad to happen to them. We eventually found a way to summon Santa Claus to help save us. We broke a glass ball that at anytime would summon Santa to help. I’m not sure where this ball came from but there was a giant chest full of them all labeled differently. But Halloween feeds off of fear so he was already stronger than Santa by a long shot. Then out of no where the zodiac signs were summoned which was pretty cool than some how Zeus comes in and kills Halloween and sends him back to his realm. It was a clash of many different realms and beliefs in cultures.

Is there a true ideal weight?

We all are born differently. We have different traits eyes noses color of skin etc.. So is there really a perfect weight someone should be at? The answer is no. We all have unique bond structures that sometimes make most of our weight. For example, I have a thick bone structure, so most of my body is boney but I do have some muscle on me too. Women going through child birth, our bodies are never the same after giving birth to a child. We can try as hard as we can to slim down but it won’t be like it was before. There are those people who are always on the road for their jobs. For example, truckers who are sitting in a truck most of the time tend to be on the bigger side because they’re not exposed to exercise like other people are daily. Also fast food tends to be more convenient for them. We all can’t help the way we are. For some people it’s easier for them to lose weight than others. We have different life styles when it comes to work and being at home etc.. Some people are more attracted to bigger people than others. Some people like butts over boobs. Some people like a dad bod and others don’t. There is someone made for al of us. So why should we be judged on our weight? It makes us beautiful and unique individuals. Be happy with the way you are. You were made to be special whether it’s in your families eyes or others, it shouldn’t matter as long as you love yourself than that is what the biggest power there is. Some women with bigger boobs have self confidence issues because they don’t like the size of them. I have a friend who she loves her body for the most part but wishes her chest was smaller, she can’t help the way she was born. I think she is blessed to have big boobs! Sometimes I wish I had bigger boobs but I do love my boobs in the end. Who cares what people say or think about our weight, let you do you. With social media these days, we have the influencers who put into our heads that if you don’t look this way then you won’t get likes comments etc. you won’t become popular. We think oh if we look this way then we will get a woman or man but in all reality it’s not true. We shouldn’t conform to outside influences but who do because it’s hard to avoid it. l

Also happy birthday to my amazing boyfriend❤️