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Favorite Things About Being a Mom

I am sometimes asked how is it being a young mother, my answer is, it has its ups and downs. I gave birth to my son at the age of 19. I was in labor at the time when there was a tornado in the town 15 minutes away from me. I was in labor all day that day on April 28th. On April 29th 2014 at 1:30 p.m. I finally gave birth to my 6 pounds and 2 ounce baby boy. He was so tiny I was scared to hold him. He measured 17 and a half inches long. I could not believe that I was someone's mother. I was the type of person to always say that I was never going to have children because I didn't like them. All of that changed when I had my son. The first couple of months were really rough; he didn't sleep well at night and neither did I. When he cried I cried, it was just rough. I found that I had became depressed but I never told anyone about it. I had thoughts of running away and taking my own life because things were not going how I pictured it to go and from being stressed and depressed…

Fenty Beauty: What's the Hype?

I have been seeing everyone being so hyped and excited about a new makeup line by Rihanna called Fenty Beauty. I was wondering why everyone was going so crazy over her makeup line and I now see why. She has shades for every female! Even multiple shades for our melanin rich sistas! No shade is left out in her shade range and I appreciate that so much! She has a variety of makeup, from highlighters to contour sticks. I went on the website and her makeup is reasonably priced. Sephora is also selling her makeup so if you don't want to purchase from the website itself you can at seohora. I really want to try the foundation that she has but I am unsure of my shade from her makeup line. I believe I am color 450 but I want to be sure before I purchase. I have fell in love with the Trophy Wife highlighter. It is sooo pretty! I cannot wait to get my hands on that for sure. I've never contoured my face before so I am a little skeptical about buying the contour sticks. Rihanna did a grea…

Makeup must haves

Today's blog post is about 3 of my favorite makeup must haves! We all have our favorite pieces of makeup that we just have to have or have to wear. One of my favorites is my Minty Shine Refreshing Lip Gloss by Victoria's Secret. It is practically the only clear lip gloss that I wear. It's one of my must haves because it has that refreshing sensation, smells good, and it makes my lips pop. The second must have is my black liquid eye pen by Avon it is the absolute best! I love how darkly pigmented it is and how easy it is for me to do a winged eyeliner look.it makes doing a cat eye or wing super easy!
 I use this all of the time for my top eye line. The final must have is my black Revlon Grow Luscious mascara. It definitely gives my eyelashes some definition an length. It is my go to mascara for everyday looks. The products I named in the post are products that I use just about everyday when I wear makeup. I even use them when I am doing a more dramatic/formal makeup look. T…

Hello September

This is the first day of September! It is finally getting closer to fall (my favorite season) I am so excited. I hope that the month of September is full of nothing but blessing and new opportunities for all of us. The month of August was not really a good month for me. I was turned down from multiple jobs that I applied for and that really made me discouraged. I am going to apply for more jobs this month though. This month I am going to try to focus on doing fall inspired makeup looks on my YouTube channel ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD9QQL3ntvvRXziCq9nfg6A ) and on here as well. For the month of September I plan to read more of my devotionals, better my relationship with God, keep applying for jobs, and work on my health. My health has not been the best that it could be this past month and I really need to devote some time to it. I need to stay in shape and good health for the sake of myself and my 3yr old son. I also plan on having a more positive outlook on my life as well…

Favorite ways to unwind after a stressful day

We have all had those days that were just extremely stressful. It can be a day at work, a day with unruly or over excited children, or even a bad run in with your significant other. However, there are ways to unwind from a stressful day. One of my favorite things to do is to take a nice hot bath. I will fill the tub with warm/hot water and add in bubbles and then I would I just hop in and sit. I'd soak for a good 30 to 45 minutes in my own little world. I have this body scrub that smells heavenly and I would also use that to take my mind off of things. The scent would give me a peaceful, serene feeling. I recommend using something with lavender scent to use while engaging in a nice, hot bath to ease stress. Oil from Nature's Origin Aromatherapy is perfect for this, it's amazing! I close my eyes and I lean back, relaxing in a world full of peace and serenity. I pray and talk to God while doing this and it helps me calm down. Another one of my favorite ways to unwind from a…

My Biggest Mistake

Hello my fellow bloggers!
Today is a brand new day, a new day for me to share another experience with you guys. Lets admit, we never like to be wrong or ever have to say we made a mistake. We often let pride get in the way of that. I am here to say that pride definitely got in the way several times in my life. Today I will be sharing you with you all my biggest mistake. My biggest mistake is holding on to things that I need to let go. I am sure I am not the only one who does that either. It could be a person, thing, situation, or a certain feeling that we need to let go of. I've learned that holding on can actually do more damage than letting go. The more you try to hold on to something that is causing you pain or sadness will only continue to cause you more pain and more sadness. Its like a domino effect, it keeps going and going until you finally get knocked down. If you something that you are holding on to is causing you to lose your peace, happiness, positivity, or mind then i…

Treat yourself, don't beat yourself

Yesterday I posted a nice quote on my Instagram page (@leahhhh__)  it said "Treat yourself. Don't beat yourself." When I made that quote I didn't really elaborate on its meaning right then. I mean, I knew what I meant I just didn't sit down and actually ponder on it for a while. Well, this morning I did my usual, I woke up got myself and my son dressed so I could take him to his bus stop, and as I we were sitting waiting for the bus I started to feel really sad. I began to beat myself up on how I didn't look a certain way, dress a certain way, how much of a parent I was and other things. I got into a kind of depressed mode as we sat there. I was telling my fiancé about it and he was telling me to stop. He told me I was hurting myself because of the negative and discouraging things I was saying/thinking to myself. I realized he was right. I was literally driving myself crazy with my own thoughts. Then my quote from yesterday popped in my head. I now fully unde…

L'Oréal Paris Matte Lipstick

So I received two of these lipsticks complimentary for testing purposes and I instantly fell in love with the colors! I received colors milk and cookies and cowboy. The milk and cookies is my absolute favorite shade! It matches my skin tone in a way. The cowboy color was a little too bold and light for my comfort but it is very pretty. I am not too fond of matte lipstick because of the effect it has on my lips afterwards and this lipstick did not change my mind about that. My lips were extremely dry after I let this lipstick stay on my lips for some minutes/ it was hard to come off as well. That's the only downfall of these lipsticks. Other than that they are totally great! They have wonderful scents also. I recently did a video on YouTube showcasing makeup I had received that weekend. These lipsticks were part of the video and I had the milk and cookies color on my lips in that video. The video on is on my YouTube channel. Here is the link https://youtu.be/lUoeUBBzw8g be sure to …

Olay Regenerist review

This is a really great product! It has sunscreen in it which makes it even better. It has a nice scent as well! No one wants to have something that stinks on their face so I'm glad this smells good. It makes my skin soft and more youthful. It's a really great moisturizer! I definitely recommend this! I am entering in this Olay campaign as part of a contest!

Tree Hut Mask

I have been using this exfoliating clay mask from tree hut and it is the best one I've ever used. I've been using it for about a month now. I deceived to share my experiences with it with you all. I applied the mask two times a week and I left it on until it dried completely. As I washed it off my face I scrubbed in circles to get that extra exfoliating feel. It made skin really soft and I have noticed that some of my dark spots and acne scars have diminished in color. It takes away all dead skin and traces of makeup too. I absolutely love it. I think you all should check it out! I received this complimentary to test out and review!

Showing Support

It has been a few days since I have made an actual blog post about my day or something that I have learned but I'm here now. I have been busy getting my YouTube channel together and doing reviews/promotions for makeup and hair that I haven't had time to just sit down and blog. After sitting back and looking over my blog posts and video submissions I realized that I do not receive as much support as I give out. It's kind of crazy how people support others and their ideas who are popular but don't support people around them with their ideas. There are people around us who have talent and great ideas but they never receive the support they need because they are not popular. We should learn to support everyone whether they are new and upcoming without much popularity or very popular. Support makes a person feel good and it boosts their confidence. I would love to have the support that I give others. I am learning that even though I do not receive support from a lot of peop…

Juvias Place Masquerade Mini Palette

P.U.S.H

It has been a great day! Woke up feeling refreshed this morning and I had an awesome day. We were on our way to pick up some groceries and it began rain. It rained really hard and the sky was dark and gloomy. I thought the day was going to stay gloomy and dark, I thought let the storm wasn't going to end. As we drove further out the sun began to shine and the rain stopped completely. The storm don't last always. Just when I thought the sun wasn't going to shine it did. Through life we are going to go through many different trials, storms, and troubles. Those challenges don't last a lifetime. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Just when you think your life is about to be over or that things will not get better, it turn around for the better. Everything will be fine. Never give up and pray continuously. P.u.s.h : Pray Until Something Happens! I pray everyone comes out of their own personal storm.

Family is Everything

On the way to Florida with my family and I'm very excited! This will be the first time my son gets to go to the beach! We have seen so many things and he was very excited about it. It makes me smile and very good to know that he loves the things that we have seen so far. I love that he is happy. His happiness means the world to me. As we are riding I am thinking to myself "Family is Everything." Family is supposed to get along, love each other, be there for each other, comfort each other, and most importantly stick together. When you don't have anyone else or when all of those so called friend vanish you should be able to fall on your family. They should be there to help pick you up during bad times and bring out the best in you. Family over everything right? It is important to get things right with each and every family member if there is ever problem amongst each other. You never know when that person's last day on earth is and it would be a horrible feeling if…

Encourage Yourself and Others

Life is truly a roller coaster. One minute everything will be peaches and cream the next minute it's falling apart. I've learned that you can encourage someone as much as you can, be an anchor for that person but it is ultimately up to them to make the best and right choice. You simply cannot mold or change someone on your own. It's beyond your power. It's up to God and that person. Sure you can be a positive influence to that person but it's up to them to do right. One minute you can be having the best time of your life the next it's crumbling. Life comes at you fast but you must be prepared to take on every obstacle that it throws your way. It's all about making the best and right choices. You either listen to the angel on one shoulder or the devil on the other. The little devil on your shoulder can get you into a lot of devilish things. It can make your life a living hell if you allow it or stay in your old negative ways. Again I say it's up to you t…

Stay Focused

Today has been another long day. From going to one city to another city to home has drained me out. I came home to another load of schoolwork that I have yet to complete. As I'm sitting here I'm telling myself that I need to remain focused and keep my eyes on the prize. I do not need to slack up. When you slack up you become comfortable with it and end up not accomplishing your goals. I'm not trying to do that. I have places I want to be in life and right this is not where I want to be. I often get frustrated that some things come in my way from getting things done. More so I let people get in the way of me completing things. Something someone says about me sometimes usually stays on my mind and makes frustrated and lose focus from my prize. Today I learned something about not letting anyone get to me and wasting my emotional energy. It is a quote from Joel Osteen and I will leave an attachment of that. I hope that it helps someone else out as much as it has helped me.

Negativity is a No No

This has been a very long day. I haven't had the time to just sit down and relax at all today. I have had tons of schoolwork that I needed to get finished today and it has literally taken majority of my day. My family and I leave for Florida in a few days and I am just now starting to pack. I can say that packing is not as easy as I thought it would be. I have a lot more to pack but I decided to take a minute out and write my blog post for the day. On yesterday I attended my nieces basketball game and I was presented with a picture that spoke volumes to me. It is a quote from Joel Osteen and it really touched my soul. He stated that "some people will try to bait you. They feed off of arguing. They'll do things on purpose to try to stir you up. If you give in, you take the bait, then you're allowing them to control you. Do yourself a favor and do not take the bait. Next time that happens, just smile and move forward. You have a destiny to fulfill. You don't have ti…

Live Life

These past two days I've learned that family can be your biggest critic. They can sometimes be your biggest down fall. Have you ever felt like no one believed in you or the things you want to pursue? I had that happen to me yesterday. It is not a great feeling at all especially coming from a close family member. It's crazy how people can try to compare you to another person. There can only be one you and of them. No person is going to be the same as the next person. You can marry who you want for the reasons you want. You marry the person that you accept. You don't try to compare them to someone else as if the other person is better. You marry that person because you accept them as they are, flaws and all. Some may not like it but it is not up to them. The lesson I learned this weekend is that you should do what makes YOU happy. People are still going to talk about you whether you're doing good or bad, happy or sad. As long as you're happy then that's the only …

Have Faith

Today was a very scary day. My fiancé and I went to another city to handle some business and when we arrived we were amongst bad weather. Time passed by and all of a sudden the sirens began to sound off. We were under tornado warning and were told to take shelter. I immediately began to pray and plead the blood of Jesus over each of us. There was a bridge in front of us and there was a funnel cloud passing right by us. The sky began to clear up and the clouds began to move in another direction. The sun began to peek out a little and everything calmed down. Before there was heavy rain, high winds, and it was very dark. My lesson go today is to pray and have faith. I prayed for God's protection over us and I have faith and believed that he would take care of us and keep us from harms way. He did just that. It is very important to pray, have faith, and believe. We must not doubt the things God can do for us. Has there been a time when your faith was being tested?

Change is Good

Today has been a somewhat good day. I had a rough start this morning with some issues that I've been having for a while now. I've been praying for things to change with that situation and I'm not sure how things are going to turn out. I know prayer is the key to everything. Prayer changes things. My son and I went to my nieces basketball game today and we had a good time. Today I learned that no matter what you do you cannot change a person. The person has to want to change for themselves. You can be the best person ever or the most encouraging person ever to someone but if they do not appreciate it then that is not your fault. You know you've done your part so you must keep going forward. Things get better with time.