The Liebster Award

Liebster

Thank you to  iblissmakeup for nominating me. I’m truly thankful that you thought about me. This is a great way to meet other bloggers and network. Thank you so much, I really appreciate it.

The Rules

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you
  • Share 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
  • Create 11 new questions for the nominees to anwer
  • Let them know they’ve been nominated

11 Facts about me

  • I was born with 12 fingers, I had surgery when I was a baby to remove them. I still have the scars.
  • Black is my favourite colour, (Yes I know it’s technically not a colour but it’s my favourite).
  • I’m  an extrovert
  • I love going out, I hate staying in, when I stay in I start to feel depressed
  • I love my family, I don’t know where I’d be without them
  • I love hot weather because I love the sun, in Canada we don’t get a lot of sunshine so when it’s here I’m happy
  • I’m a very bubbly person, in a room of people I’ll be the one laughing
  • I LOVE fashion
  • I have more guy friends than girl friends
  • I love dancing even though I can’t dance
  • I love to talk about things, discussions about any topic are my favourite

Questions to me 

  1. What made you enter this community…. what inspired you? I read blogs all the time from fashion to relationships and I love taking pictures and I love clothes so I thought why not start a blog? So I bought a camera and did my research and now here I am.
  2. What kind of music do you like? I like all kinds of music, I like pop, alternative, gospel, EDM, basically almost anything except hard rock, metal and scream.
  3. Besides blogging what do you do? I also have a full time sales job
  4.  Are you a “stay at home person” or a party person? I’m not a stay at home person I hate staying at home but I don’t party either. I like doing adventurous things like going around the city and exploring or going to dinner or movies
  5. What inspires you in life…. what drives you? God and my family are what drives me. I want to make my mom proud and God is the one who gives me the strength to keep pushing
  6. Are you a sneaker person or a heels person?  I love heels, I’m not really a sneaker person, the only sneakers I have are converses
  7. What’s your dressing style like? My style is a mixture of sophisticated, edgy and cool
  8. How do you like your makeup….. what’s your makeup style? I like my makeup simple, typically I don’t wear eyeshadow at all and if I do it’s usually a sublime colour. My makeup is usually just foundation and contouring.
  9. What do you like to do when you’re bored? I like to sleep when I’m bored
  10. Do you have pets? No I don’t have pets but I want a rabbit and puppy and an elephant Lol
  11.  Describe yourself in 3 words I’m intelligent, fashionable and I love helping people.

I would love to nominate

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My questions to you

  1. If someone gave you enough money to start a business – no strings attached – what kind of business would you want to start and why?
  2. What makes you happy?
  3. What matters to you most?
  4. How do you like to do your makeup?
  5. What’s some of the best advice you’ve ever been given?
  6. What’s your ideal weekend?
  7. What made you start blogging?
  8. What’s your favourite quote?
  9. What’s your life story in 2 sentences
  10. What’s your favourite beauty product right now?
  11. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

This was really fun I hope you’ll enjoy doing this as I have.

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How to be Happier

People might think that happiness is elusive, it’s not. Just because you’ve had a lot of sad days, it doesn’t mean that you won’t be happy. Bad days don’t last. Yes, sometimes life  circumstances might occur that are out of our control, but happiness can be attained. God didn’t place us here, to wallow in sadness, he wants us to be happy. God says “Though weeping may endure for a night, Joy, comes in the morning”.

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I’ve often feel like I don’t deserve to be happy, or I shouldn’t feel happy because of this, or that. I used to feel so guilty. But you know what? Tell that voice to shut up. YOU DESERVE TO BE HAPPY. You deserve to laugh after all you have been through, you deserve that house, you deserve that new job. Stop feeling guilty because God wants you to be happy.

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How can someone feel happier? Well, here are some tips that help

Play an Upbeat Song– You know that song you like? Yeah, that one that makes you get up and dance? Yeah play that. And get up and dance. I like playing Cardi B’s “I like it”, to get me in the dancing mood or some of Kesha’s old songs. Dancing makes me happy.

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Go Outside– Fresh air, is good for the soul. If you’re feeling stuck or sad just go outside it will do wonders for you, try it out.

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Make Plans– Even something small like going to the movies to see that film that you’ve wanted to see with a friend will make you happier. I like going out at least once per month. If I don’t go out sometimes I start feeling blue.

Get off Social Media and Find Something to do– You wanna know something? Endlessly scrolling through social media is not healthy. Get up and go do something. Go call a friend or go for that run that you’ve been planning since last week. The only reason, I’m on social media so often these days, is because I have to keep up my engagement and for my blogging. I’ve deactivated my Facebook so many times in the past and honestly, I felt happier. Find a hobby, clean your house, that’ll make you feel better.

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Express Gratitude – Sometimes when I’m feeling blue, I  start listing off all the things i’m grateful for.I feel so much happier and lighter afterwards. I say things like “I’m grateful for my 10 toes”, “I’m grateful for the roof, over my head”, “God, thank you for my family, I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have them”.

Be kind – One day, last year, when it was really cold, I helped this blind guy find the bus stop and I helped him get off the bus as well. I felt really good about that. I couldn’t stop thinking about how, if I wasn’t there, there would be no one to help him. That made me really happy that day. Sometimes the smallest acts  of kindness can do wonders for others and for your soul as well.

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Treat Yourself – Girl, go on that shopping spree, or go for that massage. This will break you out of that rut that you’re in.

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Let things go – Negativity isn’t good for anyone. That person that you hate from 3 years ago is enjoying their life and what are you doing? Hmm?. Holding on to things will only make you angry and unhealthy. If you don’t know how to let things go you will never be happy. Leave the past in the past.

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Be positive – My philosophy is that, a positive attitude always goes a long way. I say it to my coworkers all the time, and when I do I always feel like some motivational speaker or something LOL. But it does go a long way. Mindset is everything. The computer broke down at work? Still a good day. You forgot your jacket at home? Still a good day.

I’m not saying that you’ll never have bad days. In fact, happiness is something that you have to work on consistently. I’m also not saying you’re going to be walking around giggling all day. But, happiness is a choice. You can choose to be Happy or wallow in sadness. Choose Happiness. Life is too short to not be HAPPY.

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Outfits : Spotlight on Dungarees

In Canada, the weather can be very volatile. Recently, we’ve been having somewhat warmer days, as recent, as last week. Dungarees, are a great option for this transitioning weather. They’re long, so if it gets cold, you won’t be freezing and they’re very versatile.

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The ones that I’m wearing are from Asos.com. They’re made of polyester and they’re very comfortable. Throw on a T- Shirt underneath and you’ll look like one of the cool kids, or add an off the shoulder top and you’ll look like a bohemian babe.

 

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Dungarees are making a comeback this season and I’m here for it.

 

I chose these black ones because black, is my happy colour and I feel like my best self wearing black.

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You can wear these to brunch or on a hot date with your man. They are very effortless and fashionable and you won’t break the bank trying to purchase one of these.

 

I bought these about 4 years ago, but here’s a link to purchase similar ones : Asos.com

Here’s to living our best fashionable lives!

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How to Build Your Self Confidence

Dictionary.com describes the word Confident as “Being sure of oneself, having no uncertainty about one’s own abilities; Bold”. I may seem confident now, but I wasn’t born this way. Confidence is not genetic,I’ve had to work hard over the years to build my confidence.

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Bullies, self doubt, fear and life in general can deflate your confidence.How do I know this? Because I’ve personally experienced bullying, low self esteem and fear. I still have self doubts, because I’m human, but now I know I can beat them.

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How does one gain self confidence? Is your self confidence in your control?

Yes, you have the power to build your self confidence. Yes, you can be in control of your self worth.

Below are some tips that will help you build your confidence, in no particular order.

  1. Dress Nicely. When you start to dress nicely you will start to feel good about yourself. There are days when my self confidence feels so low but the minute I put on a nice dress or shirt, my confidence goes from 5-500%. Find something in your closet that makes you feel good about yourself
  2. Stay away from Negativity. Try to avoid people who bring you down or make you feel bad about how you look ,or act. Negativity only decreases your confidence. Surround yourself  with people who make you feel good about yourself. People, who uplift you and make you happy.I’m not saying that you should rely on your friends all the time to make you feel good but if they make you feel more bad than good, what’s the point?
  3. Stand Tall. I have the worst posture, so who am I to give this advice?. But I know this works because I do it a lot. When I remind myself to stand tall, with my shoulders pulled back I feel better about myself. In fact, I feel like the baddest bitch in the room.
  4. Create personal boundaries. Learn to say no. Teach others to respect your personal boundaries. Boundaries = more control over your life = higher self confidence.
  5. Care for Yourself.  Make time to take care of yourself. Exercise, eat healthy, get enough rest. One thing I also like to do is masks. Putting on a mask helps me relax and helps my mental health tremendously. Find ways to take care of yourself. When you feel good about yourself, you will feel more confident.
  6. Fake it till you Make it. How does one become more confident? You fake it, till you make it. Yes I said it! And how do you do that? By practicing. Start by looking in the mirror every and telling yourself that you are beautiful, smart, intelligent and that you deserve the best things in life.

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Am I the most confident person? No but I’m learning and confidence can be learnt.

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Own you Confidence Baby Girl.

Why It’s important to Write Down Your Goals

I’ve never been the type of person to write down my goals. I’m a very spontaneous person and I believe whatever happens, happens. So, where did I get this idea from about writing down goals? Well, the very first day when I started my job in sales, my boss said to us “It’s a good idea to write down your goal for the week in not just sales but for your life, if you’ve never done it before, you should try it and see what happens”. I was really skeptical at first, saying “hmm I don’t really know”, but I decided to take my boss’s advice and try it out

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At first I wrote down how many sales I wanted to make for the week and I would email that number to my boss, I was still skeptical but I said to myself, what’s the harm in trying. And lo and behold, I started hitting my sale goals for the week 99% of the time and that made me really happy. It actually really works!!!

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Then, I started applying the same principle to my personal life and things really started happening. One day I said to my boss “where did you get this idea from about writing goals down” and she said ‘I know that it works because I’ve tried it”

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Something magical  happens when you write down your goals. It’s not just about writing down goals, you have to take the steps needed to achieve  them, whether it’s putting in more hours at work, or studying more to get that grade that you want.

When you don’t have a plan, you don’t how you will reach your destination. So here are some steps on how to achieve your goals

  1. Figure out what your goal is-  Everyone has different goals. Some people want to lose weight or make more money, figure out what you want
  2. Write down your goals- Use paper and write down your goals. Start with small specific goals first then add on to the list if you want to. Put this list somewhere where you can view it daily
  3. Set a plan to achieve your goals-  If losing weight is one of your goals, figure out ways to achieve that. Maybe in order to start losing weight you have to start taking the stairs at work instead of the elevator. Find ways that work for you.

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In the past year since writing down my goals, I’ve accomplished so much, Heck, starting a blog was one of the goals that I wrote down and here I am today on my Blog.

You don’t have to  do what I do, but I’m telling you what works for me. Try it out, something magical might happen to you.

What are some of your goals for 2018. Comment below