Hello, everyone! I hope everyone has a great start to their week and I hope it’s a happy and quick week! I’m not ever going to lie to yall and say I don’t get stressed because I do, so I came up with my 5 ways I de-stress to share with Y’all!
- Grab some fuzzy socks, a cup of your favorite tea and watch your favorite YouTuber.
- Take a warm shower. Grab your favorite body scrub and body wash! Then when you’re done, get your favorite smell good lotion and moisturize your skin. Nothing like smelling good to make you feel a bit better!
- Read a book! I love reading religious books or adventure books! Here’s one book that I just finished and man- it’s worth the read I promise you!
- Light a candle. I stock up when Bath and Body Works has their candle sales for this exact reason! I light a candle and read or watch videos- do something YOU like to do.
- Pamper yourself. Put on those fuzzy socks, wash your face & apply a mask and just relax! I Make all of my off days my spa day, self-care is very important!
Mint mask // Book // Candle // Aloe fuzzy socks // Lotion
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I hope all of these tips help anyone who needs to de-stress! Like I said, self-care is very important and it’s just as important to do stuff that you like to do when you’re off and have free time!
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Happy Friday! I’m loving this camo trend and this shirt is the softest one ever from Francesca’s for only $28! I will link cheaper versions of everything below as well.
I know y’all love affordable products so from now on I’ll try to find outfits and designer items for less! I’ve been wanting one of these gold layered necklaces for months now but dropping $40 at baublebar (all though I know their products are great) I just couldn’t. I got this necklace from The Styled Collection and they give $$ back to animals! The gold hoops are from Francesca’s as well so I’ll link them or similar ones below. These Vigoss jeans can be more than other jeans but they last forever and are super comfortable and worth it. I bought my Tory Burch bag from @shopkateyscloset on Instagram for half price! I highly suggest seeing if your favorite bloggers/YouTubers have a postmark or Instagram page where they sell their designer items or go to fashionfile or any resale authentic website to buy designer bags for a cheaper price. Like I said in my Ballin’ on a Budget post these black heels are under $40 and they’re designer! This lipstick is one of my holy grail products because it dries on and literally stays on all dang day!
1.Exact shirt // Cheaper version of the shirt
2.Similar jeans // Cheaper version of jeans
4.Exact necklace // Cheaper version of necklace
5.Exact shoes // Cheaper version of shoes
6. Exact bag is no longer Available // Similar & cheaper bag version
7. Exact lipstick
Hello everyone! I’m starting a new blog post series called Ballin’ on a budget which means I’ll show y’all how to find designer items at affordable prices, and items that are trending/in style without breaking the bank! Sadly I won’t be doing any “save or splurge” posts but this will be very similar!
1. Tory Burch // 2. White shorts // 3. Denim skirt // 4. Off the shoulder top // 5. Oversized cardigan // 6. Layered necklace // 7. Nude espadrille sandals // 8. Saddle bag // 9. Monogram necklace // 10. Black heels
I’m in love with everything in the photos! I’m a lace up shoe fanatic so both of these designer shoes are right up my ally plus they’re great prices! Especially for Marc Fisher. I don’t know if y’all know this about me, but I love wearing sweaters and nice cardigans all year around (I know that makes me sound crazy in Houston) but I can’t help it. This oversized cardigan is definitely on my wish list. These gold layered necklaces are so in style right now so why not get one without breaking the bank? To top everything off this Tory Burch pink pouch is super cute and it’s a great price. I love finding designer items that don’t make you feel guilty for spending a lot…That’s what ballin’ on a budget is all about!
Happy Fri-yay everyone! This week started off kind of “EH” for me, but I had to turn it around and now it’s great! I’m getting so excited for this Nordstrom sale thats going on- because who doesn’t like getting great items on sale?! I’ve listed some of my favorite items from this years sale as well as some items I got from their previous sales! Plus, this is a great time to start buying Christmas gifts (I know it sounds crazy) but it’s great to get it out of the way!
1. White shirt // 2. Leopard sandals // 3. Black bag // 4. Cluse watch // 5. Sunglasses // 6. Leopard espadrilles // 7. Good Vibes // 8. Rain boots // 9. Bow top // 10. Tote bag
Here’s some items I’ve gotten from previous Nordstrom sales:
Black jacket // Ankle boot // Blue jeans // Black jeans // Over the knee boot
I hope y’all love this post! Go check out the sale for yourself because there’s something for everyone.
I recently teamed up with Ginamarie products to test their skincare and makeup products to share with y’all! I’ve been using their skincare products for over a week now and my skin has been so soft and healthy. I suffer with dry and sensitive skin, so trying new skin products usually scares me (unless my sister gives me the ok) because she is an esthetician. However, these Ginamarie products are so gentle and simple! I love it all. One of my favorite products is the Herbal E Oil, which oils can be bad or good due to them clogging up pores but this one is so good.
If you’re a mask person then you’ll love the Marine Mint Mask. If you go here and search for the ‘Mini Skincare Kit’ you’ll get a nice sample of everything before you fully commit to the full-size products! You can read all of my tips and tricks about their products here as well. Just click on ‘Natasha’s Beauty Tips & Tricks’ on the page to read!
I hope y’all enjoy this review of Ginamarie! I post for them every month so always go back to that link.
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Have you ever had someone tell you something completely rude? Have you ever had a rude coworker? I can raise my hands for both. Another thing is that when I see what awful things are happening in this world, I hurt. We’re allowed to get our feelings hurt from rude people, and we’re allowed to be sad from the world issues.
But how do I stay positive??
Whenever people get sarcastic with me or just flat out rude, I take a second to breathe and try to understand why they’re acting this way toward me. Trust me that reaction of mine didn’t happen overnight. I had to work on being still during a moment like that. I work in retail, so when I have a customer give me attitude or just being rude I try to find out the issue and try my best to fix it. If you can’t help someone then you’ll have to know that it’s okay and you tried. You’re not responsible for people’s unhappiness so don’t take it personal.
One thing I was taught years ago was to not judge anyone or assume anything because you never know what their day/life is like. I take every opportunity (the best I can) to shine some light. Remember no one is perfect and even we have our bad days. I’m not going to lie, when there’s just no way that a person will be nice I just tell myself “This is God’s daughter/son and he loves them so I need to show some love no matter what.”
When bad things happen:
Yes, we all deserve to be sad or upset whenever something bad happens. I had a crappy day last week where I just got so tired of struggling and seeing other people struggle that I just wanted to cry. Instead, I took a few deep breaths and told myself it could be way worse and God will help me and us through this. I’m always blessed to have a healthy family, a roof over my head, and a job I love so things will be okay. When I see bad things happen around the world it hurts my heart and it makes me angry and sad. I think so many people make decisions based on what they want and what’s best for them that they just forget about everything and everyone else in the world. Y’all I honestly get sad when I hear that trash is in the sea and it’s bad for turtles. I wasn’t kidding when I said things make me sad. The only thing we can do is our best and that’s it. One person can’t change the world, but if everyone does the best they can the world will be fabulous!
Similar top // Purse // Similar shoes // Jeans
I’ve had people talk about how they don’t know what to do during hard times so I hope y’all enjoyed this post!
Happy end of the week y’all! I hope all of you who are in college are sticking out finals. I’m so excited to be done next week!
One thing I wanted to share was this gift guide for Mother’s Day! My mom loves to write everything down in her planner and has tons of notebooks so if your mom is busy like mine she’ll love these gift ideas! For busy moms and a relaxing night, here are my favorite items for mothers’.
Who wouldn’t want a mini spa night? These Voluspa candles, tea set, and skincare set are perfect for that! Plus to top it off this Fresh hydrating mask is one of my favorites.
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This is the notebook I was talking about for the busy moms. If your mom is anything like mine, she’ll need these headphones. I always walk into my mom’s room and see her binge watching shows on Netflix; it’s hilarious because she’ll tell me how she’s already finished 6 different shows haha.
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My mom is very simple, that’s why these mothers love earrings are perfect and not too flashy.
It’s always a great idea to get a sample set of perfumes! This DefineMe fragrance set is such a good price, plus they give back to girls’ education! Read more about them Here
Make your momma feel glam with these beautiful sunglasses and this Barrington tote that you can completely customize to your own style!
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Hope you have a great weekend!