How to deal with negative people & things

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??

Rude people:

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!

Xo, Natasha

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Blush and white tones | Giveaway details

Happy Good Friday to those of y’all celebrating! I don’t know about y’all, but this week has been too crazy. I’m starting to get antsy because Daniel and I are flying out to visit his family next week! Plus I’ll be cooking for my family this Sunday, so I just feel like a chicken with my head cut off haha.

Let’s talk about this adorable blush top! I got it from Francesca’s during their buy one get one 60% off last week along with another one I’ll post about soon. The only downside I have about the shirt is that it wrinkles soo easy! Other than that it’s the cutest top that is perfect if you’re wanting to dress up a pair of jeans. These white jeans are from vigoss that I got during the yearly Nordstrom sale, and I love them! Sadly, I can’t find this exact color of my bag but I will link it in different colors below! Y’all.. these gold sandals are $17!! They’re my go to slides for errands because the gold doesn’t make me feel like a complete bum.

Shop the outfit:

Similar top // Similar jeans // Sandals // Similar sunglasses // Bag // Earrings

Now for the giveaway details! It will start the 19th of April and will last for about a week! Also, I will be giving away some beauty products! Make sure you’re following my Instagram to keep updated. @Natasha0x_

Xo, Natasha.

Save or splurge | Pt. 4

I know this is kinda late since this is the March Save or splurge, but I promise I’ll be on time haha. I’ve had so many blog post ideas and this month is busy! I’ve decided to do blog posts Mondays and Fridays from now on just because I’d love to make y’alls Mondays brighter and Fridays happy!

Now let’s get to the fun part! I’ve seen these straw beach bags on every blogger’s Instagram, but not everyone has hundreds to spend on a beach bag. I found this similar one at SheIn and it still has adorable Pom poms! I’ve also seen this blue ruffled top on everyone, but I believe if you can get something like a shirt cheaper than the expensive version then you should do it! These black Valentino sandals are super cute but definitely a splurge if you want the real ones, but I found a similar (cheaper) version! The gold sandals are around $80, and even though they have a texture on the straps, you can get similar ones for under $20 (which I have). Some of  y’all know I’m obsessed with Jessie James Decker, and she has an amazing clothing line Here, but some of her items have cheaper dupes. This black lace top from Jessie’s clothing line has a dupe for $19! Although, I must say her clothing quality is one of the best I’ve seen and is worth the price because it’s still affordable. I’ve talked about these Chloe sunglasses (that I’m obsessed with) in a previous post about how they’re $376, well I’ve found a pair that’s under $50! Not ashamed to say I bought them for my upcoming trip this month!

 Lastly, one shirt that I’ve loved for months is the eyelash and lips shirt from Nordstrom, but $50 for a  simple graphic t-shirt just makes me go “eh”.  I’ve recently created a fundraiser so that I can go to an eyelash certification class this summer, and I’m selling the cheaper version of these shirts! They come in different styles and colors and guess what?! They’re under $24! What a steal, and you’ll be helping me achieve my dreams! You can get them Here!




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I don’t think I’ve ever told y’all how the links work, but all you have to do is click the number that I linked that matches the item number and it sends you straight to that website and item if you wanted to buy it! If you end up buying a shirt (#13) with the link provided just know that I greatly appreciate you! There’s a little story about why I’m selling those shirts on the link!
I hope y’all have a great Monday and week!

Xo, Natasha

Where to Houston

   Houston is growing so much and is filled with so many amazing cultures, no matter what part of Houston you go to you’ll find something great! I’ll be telling you about the coolest mom and pop shops, restaurants and places to go!

   So to start off, my FAVORITE place to go for coffee is a2ndcup. I get the toffee coffee. Not only does this place have good coffee, it helps raise awareness about sex trafficking! Everyone is so nice, you’ll love it. 

   Everyone loves icecream right?! FatCatCreamery has regular icecream AND vegan icecream. I believe the flavors are different everyday, but you can’t go wrong with their unique flavors. 

   Y’all. Brasil Cafe is a need. If anyone in Houston hasn’t eaten here, you need to. They have good pizza, but I usually get the butternut squash and habanero tamales with an arugula salad- it’s heaven!! Also, CommonBond Cafe is right across the street if you want amazing pastries! 

   Now let’s talk about shopping. A little gem is Casa Ramirez in the heights. They have tons of Latin/Hispanic gifts, books, art, you name it! 

   Let’s talk about free! The Contemporary Arts Museum  and Menil collection  are some really good places to go. The contemporary arts museum changes its collections often, so it’s a great place to always go back to! The Menil has different sections of art that’s sometimes thousands of years old, to modern and cultural art. 

   Montrose has tons of cute resale shops and antique stores back to back, so you can make it a day there! Especially if you eat at Brasil Cafe.

   Rice Village  is basically a mini mall. They have Half Price bookstore, small boutiques, and affordable restaurants all around. You can’t go wrong visiting, or walking the little trail around Rice University! 

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   Wherever you go in Houston you’re bound to have fun, and good food! I hope y’all enjoyed this post for future Houston trips, or just to get to know HTown more. 

       Xo, Natasha