Finally! I have finished this book that took me almost a full year to read! I first bought this book when Oprah raved about it on her show. It’s been years. When I started to read it back then, I just could not grasp the information so I sat it back on the shelf. In an effort to read all my unread books in my bookcase, I decided to give this one another shot and Im glad I did! I never would have imagined the change in me this book would help me make. It has to be the longest time I have ever spent with a book. I had to read a paragraph, re-read the paragraph, ponder the information for a few minutes, take it all in, process it and then keep reading. I just feel more at peace with myself and my journey in life. I have had quite a few life altering circumstances already this year. Along with prayer, I feel this book has helped me to check my ego, accept certain situations for what they are and instead focus on my evolvement on the type of person I want to be and the life I want to have for me and my daughter. Situations that would affect me just don’t anymore and I get it now because those feelings would be coming from my ego and no where else. It’s so refreshing to just be able to put everything in perspective good or bad and keep moving. Also to enjoy the moments for what they are and not how you wish they were. This book goes so much deeper than I am able to ramble about…lol so, if you are looking for some self reflection (because it causes you to do that) or if you are looking for help with positive change I totally recommend you read this book.
EEEEVVVERRRYYYBOOODDDYYYY!!!! (In my best Oprah voice.)
Que screaming and instant crying.
Summer is almost upon us and it gets hot here! I like to keep my makeup routine easy and breezy. I thought I would share some of my favorite essentials for the hot summer days ahead.
Instead of applying thick lipstick every couple of hours, I like to use a lip stain. The one I am currently using is by Revlon “Just Bitten” line. One side has the stain the other lip balm! EOS lip balm is a must have! Not only do they taste yummy, they keep your lips extra hydrated. I love this stuff! The Neutrogena daily sunblock I use everyday on my face during all seasons. The thing I love about this product is that it is not greasy whatsoever on your face. Apply it before your makeup and it dries instantly and you are good to go.
During the summer I like to use blotting papers to cut down the shine. Who wants to keep packing on powder every hour when it’s just going to start running down your face in the heat!? Just blot that shine and go! I love my perfume. It may just be me but doesn’t perfume seem stronger during the summer? I like to use a roll on and just lightly roll it across my wrist and behind my ears for a light scent. Lastly, matte finish primer. You can wear it alone or apply it before you put on makeup. It smoothes out your skin, fills in any deep lines or pores and also helps to make your foundation and the rest of your makeup last longer.
I do appreciate all 25 of my followers but in NON Oprah fashion, I will not be sending you all home with swag bags. One day, though…one day….