Friday, December 9, 2016

Ways to Feel Pretty

Do you ever have those day, when you just are feeling down in the slumps. When all the talk about inner beauty just gets thrown out the window? Sometimes, I can’t help but compare myself to the beauty standards of today and think, man. I’m ugly. This is our mind playing games with us, We can’t allow ourselves to feel this way. That’s why I want to share with you my go to ways to feeling pretty when you don’t really. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

#1. Makeup! I’m a momma bear of three. I don’t sleep. So I like to conceal my under eye circles. Doing this brightens up my face and makes me look less tired.

You’d be surprised what a little black line can do for your spirits and confidence. Even a simple look can go a long way and change your mood.
You can do as much as your feeling up to with your makeup. I’m adding a bit of mascara, just to feel like I tried today.

#2. Instead of point out and settling on your flaws, focus on everything you do like about yourself. We all have something beautiful to be proud of.

#3. It might sound cheesy but a smile truly is the best accessory! When you smile, you tell your brain you’re happy, and thus actually become happier.

#4. Even smelling good, can change your view about yourself. How could something ugly smell so nice, that’s right, because I’m not ugly! Convince yourself of what you already know.

#5. Sometimes you just need a good pampering by making sure to take care of yourself. Manicures definitely do miracles for my mood and I’m sure they’ll work for you too.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder… always be sure to do what makes you feel pretty, inside and out! Till' next time,


Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Art of Being a Lady

Lately I've been working on one of my many projects I had set out to do for 2016, and as it grows to and end I figured better late than never, right?! I finally took out the time to go through inspiring photographs and quotations for my vision board.

As, I was doing this, I asked myself what I wanted to project through my board. What did I want to accomplish, who did I want to be, what was the grandest vision possible for my life? Pinterest was my best friend during the entire process. Inspired by the many photos and little things, I began to notice something about myself. All of my pictures had to do with self growth but also femininity. I have woman like First Lady Obama, Emma Watson, and many other influential woman in our society. What do they all have in common? They are all elegant woman. 

 You know, I don't consider myself to be very feminine. I put on makeup and dress in female clothes but I'm not the girly girl type. I've always been a bit of a tomboy. Always sporting comfy and relaxing clothes. I CAN go outside without doing my hair or makeup, I can wear the same thing two, three and even four times, I rather put on a pair of sneakers than a pair of heels. That's just me, so then why is my inner self projecting a completely different woman in my board?

I concluded that the problem lies with number one, self esteem and number two, the lack of money. Although I'd like to think I have good self esteem, the image I project to the rest of the world may not be what I think it to be like in reality. I'm a mom of three toddlers. To find the time for me is next to impossible. So, I don't look my best all of the time. Really though, who can chase toddlers in heels? Not me that's for sure! I'm then obligated to opt for the comfy sneakers and yoga pants. Some may suggest waking up earlier before the kids get up in order to have time for myself to get ready. Let's be honest, ain't no body doin' that. My 10 month old has yet to have a sleeping pattern/schedule and is up the majority of the night and up bright and early with the other two. My spirits sometime's are just dragging behind me in the dirt...

As I mentioned before, my other struggle is the lack of money. What do I mean by this? I mean, being broke! Although my husband works a full-time job, we only make enough money to make ends meet. We budget as if there was there is no tomorrow! We don't really have the means to buy "extra" things. Affording things like, going to get my nails done or even updating my wardrobe is a hard feat to accomplish...ever.  The fashionable and luxury attire I want is simply unattainable at the moment. 

But that's okay! Therefore, the purpose of the vision board. To aspire to better! This brings me to what I wanted to share with you all. In planning my vision board, I came to the realization that I want to be better, a better person, a better wife and mother, a better woman. The art of being a lady has disappeared and I want to be an example and help empower woman by bringing it back. This doesn't mean taking away the progress woman have made over centuries but to strengthen what separates us from the men and be inspiring, influential, strong woman for the rising generations. I invite you to subscribe to my channel and follow my blog to join me in my journey of becoming a badass woman in today's world. Yet remaining, poised, elegant, and feminine. I want to be someone people respect, admire and aspire to being. Hopefully, you will too. So join me next week for our first lessons on how to be a lady. There will be a new video up to go along with my posts! Till next time,...


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

I have to say, it's glad to be back! I haven't posted a lot this year, mainly because life became very busy very quick. But one thing let to another and here we are with a new video. 

I recently purchased the Morphe 350Matte Pro Palette and wanted to do an unboxing video. I thought to myself how I was going to go about this. It seemed that videos like this have not only already been done, but have been over done. 

So, I decided to show you up close the whole un-boxing process but leaving out my reactions, since there are so many videos like this already out there. I included a little more detail of how the product looks and what my initial thoughts were. Later I plan to do a first impressions video and continue the series named Showcases. I hope you enjoy and stay a while. 

Till' next time...


Saturday, August 20, 2016

My Pursuit of Happiness

Just feeling like I should make a quick update. I've had so far, just about 9 months now to reflect on myself. What I want to do, where I want to be, who I must become. I've come to the conclusion that it doesn't matter. Life takes detours and doesn't go as planned. I just need to be happy, or at least learn to be. Even if it takes a lifetime to acheive that happiness. So far along that journey, I've pick up a few hitchhikers. They are my husband and my three beautiful kids. Each day given is a new opportunity to start fresh. And that's what I plan to do. I've spent too many nights wishing, pondering and hoping things would be different. That I could reach my goals. It's made me a bitter person. It's time to be thankful for what I have, instead of focusing on the potential of what could be. I am where I'm meant to be for a reason. Its made me who I am now. 
Last weekend I took a few pictures of myself, hoping that it would spark something new inside me. Let me tell you it did. Seeing these pictures it reminded me that I am beautiful. I am unique, that I can be happy. That I need to think and take care about myself more often. I am a woman with great potential. I see in these pictures, how much life has changed me and the way I look. I finally have matured. This year was about finding myself,...and I think I just did.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Cute & Creepy: Entrevista con Ayame Shiroi

Hace unos meses atras, explorando el mundo de tumblr me entontré con un artista maravillosa. Ayame Shiroiuna ilustradora conocida por su uso de colores vivos, moda juvenil y temas espeluznantes. Espero que disfruten conocer mas sobre ella.

Cute: atractiva de una manera bonita o entrañable
Creepy: causando una desagradable sensación de miedo o malestar.


P: ¿Por favor preséntense a nosotros?

R: ¡Hola! Soy Ayame Shiroi y me gusta dibujar. Me encanta las cosas extrañas y lindas, tratando de hacer del mundo un lugar más raro y más colorido, un dibujo a la vez. Amo el color rosa, brujas, el brillo, demonios, temas ocultos, cristales y plástico. Gracias por estar aquí , espero que disfruten de esta entrevista!

P:¿Qué te hizo ser interesada en el dibujo y cuándo empezastes a pensar en ello como una profesión?

R: La mayoría de nosotros empeza a dibujar cuando somos niños , sólo que nunca me detuve, me encontré en ella una manera de expresarme de una manera que no puede con palabras. En un sentido, siempre quería que fuera mi profesión, por un breve tiempo pensé de ser una traductora, pero yo era / soy demasiado obsesionada con el dibujo. Empecé a considerar más seriamente cuando empecé a hacer un poco de dinero con él . Hoy en día todavía estoy luchando la batalla por el dibujo a ser mi profesión.
P: Comparte con nosotros acerca de tu proceso creativo. ¿Cómo se te ocurrió una idea, ¿cuáles son tus medios preferidos y cuánto tiempo te tarda en completar un proyecto?
R: Esto es un poco difícil, porque mi mente es un caos completo asi que dibujar un mapa de mi misma es muy difícil , pero voy a intentar . Mis principales fuentes de inspiración son los sentimientos y la moda, sobre todo la moda callejera Japonesa ( y estoy empezando a notar que la comida realmente me inspira también, jajaja ). Bueno, comienza con algo que quiero expresar , no siempre vienen desde el interior, a veces refleja el mundo a mi alrededor. Puede ser algo profundo, como sentirme sola o atrapada o algo alegre como disfrutar de comer un bocadillo . Con esto en mente, empezo a dibujar . Trato diferentes a los colores, ropa otros accesorios como parte del carácter de modo que pueda conectarse con la sensación principal. Espero que tenga algo de sentido.

Por lo general trabajo digitalmente, es muy versátil y rápido, en comparación con los medios tradicionales, que también estoy disfrutando últimamente. La mayoría de mis bocetos comienzo en piezas al azar de papel que encuentro.

El tiempo que me tardo realmente depende, pero en la mayoría de los casos va desde un día hasta una semana.

P: Usted describe su arte como una combinación de " lindo " y " espeluznante " . ¿Cómo se te ocurrió esa mezcla y que es lo que te atrae a cada uno de estos elementos ?
R: Han sido parte de mí desde que puedo recordar . Siempre me ha gustado cosas lindas , que me hace realmente feliz y cuando era una niña tenía mucho miedo a la muerte y los fantasmas. Este miedo de alguna manera evolucionado hasta convertirse en fascinación pura cuando empecé a aprender más y más. Creo que ambas cosas me conectan de manera diferente a mi infancia. Hoy en día, lo espeluznante y lindo provoca la misma reacción para mí. Son lo mismo para mí asi que los mezclo sin darme cuenta. Yo diría que mi arte es sobre todo lindo, pero ¿qué sé yo? Para mi sangre, globos oculares y esqueletos son lindos también jaja.
P: Una de las cosas que he notado mientras se navega a través de su Tumblr es que usted es aficionada de Mahou Shoujo, especialmente de títulos como " Sailor Moon " y " Puella Magi Madoka Magica ". ¿De qué manera te han influido estos programas de televisión como artista?
R: Me enseñaron que la fuerza viene en diferentes formas, que siendo frágil no te hace débil, que todos somos diferentes y que debe valorarse y que los estereotipos se deben romper. Y la sensación de magia! La sensación de que todo es posible. Todo eso es muy importante para mí como persona y que son mensajes , también yo quiero decir. Y no nos olvidemos de los vestidos con volantes brillantes.

P: Vamos a suponer que soy un jinn ( genio ) y te puedo otorgar la oportunidad de trabajar, en tus propios términos, en tu proyecto ideal . ¿Cuál sería ?
R: Me gustaría estar más involucrado en la creación de la moda, me gustaría hacer ropa y accesorios, todos ellos con ilustraciones y otras decoraciones . Me gustaría pasar el tiempo sólo creando y diseñando. Haciendo nuevas ilustraciones e ir a eventos relacionados de vez en cuando. Tendria mi propio negocio y me gustaría en algún momento emplear a más personas. Sólo dame, un lindo estudio y un salario decente. Eso me haría feliz!

P: ¿Qué consejo le darías a alguien que quiere seguir tus pasos?
R: Sé fiel a lo que te gusta, No te ocultes, no hay ninguna razón para hacerlo. Trabajo duro y práctica mucho. Habrá momentos duros, pero trata de aferrarse a las cosas buenas y no darse por vencido.
Sitios de Ayame Shiroi
English is not her first language; Spanish is not mine. Please be forgiving of any grammatical mistakes made in the process, Thank You.
Credits: English Interview by The Beautiful World | Diaries of Two Travelers