Goals to work towards in 2018

Normally I don’t really do New Years Resolutions. Honestly I dont think I ever have. But I thought it would be a nice change to make some goals to work towards for the new year. So here is a list of things I would like to change or work towards in 2018.

  1. No soda. I’m not a huge soda drinker. The only time I really have soda is when we go out to eat or sometimes when I’m at work. We normally don’t buy soda for the house just to have unless its for mix drinks and I do like my rum and cokes at times. So for the occasional drink I think its fine. Like when I’m out of wine, and had a long day or week at work.
  2. No red meat. I would like to go completely no meat but we will see. Baby steps.
  3. Workout. Accordingly my Fitbit I already surpass the daily 10,000 steps. I do like 13,000-14,000 steps in a day. So Minimum of 3 days. Yoga. Squats. Something else.
  4. No unneeded spending. Enough said.
  5. Read 18 books for 2018.
  6. Downsize my closet. I still have to many clothes, shoes, jackets, etc. Help.
  7. GROW MY HAIR OUT. NO MORE PIXIE. I’m already half way where I want to be.
  8. Paint, create, art more.
  9. More sales in my Etsy shop. I sold 2 items this year.
  10. Blog more often.
  11. Finish my classes on Udemy. I have 6 classes that I paid for (paid no more the $12 for a class). Not taking any more till they are all done. 5 of 6 done so far.
  12. Finish Lost. Ive been watching it on and off for about 2 years now. Oops.
  13. Practice Mindfulness more.
  14. Banish the psoriasis from both shins. 3-5 years overstayed welcome. It has been lighten up slowly more and more but BE GONE!
  15. Shrink the products that are taking over the hallway closet. Face, hair, body products. I have too many.
  16. Drink more water. I fill up my 16oz bottle 1-2 times a day. So I’m half way there.
  17. Read tarot daily.
  18. Not to be so critical. On myself and others. I’m a Virgo. I’m sorry. I just cant stop sometimes.

So far that is my list. Nothing that I cant do. Just need self discipline to accomplish them. What are some of your goals you would like to work towards.

Yes to Miracle Oil Review

Since I have finished up my Nourish Organics Rose hip Face serum, I have been using Yes to Miracle Oil Argon Oil, for the last few months. I had been looking for a new face oil and was having a hard time find one that wasn’t with an outrageous price tag. We happened to be at Burlington Coat Factory, browsing around while waiting for Floki to be done with his neutering appointment. I found it in the beauty aisle and thought why not. Normal price is $11.00 and I bought mine for $6.99. It comes in a 1fl oz solid white bottle with a dropper. So you get a lot for the price. I also have to hide it from Floki because he likes the rubber on the stopper and I found him chewing on it. Silly cat.

Yes to Miracle Oil Review

The description from their website:

“Yes to your glowing-self and brightening your day with Argan Oil! Argan Oil is a natural multi-tasking moisturizer that helps to nourish, brighten and condition skin. Perfect for the face, body and hair, this oil can be used anywhere that needs an extra boost of moisture. This lightweight, non-greasy oil absorbs easily and can be used alone or under makeup or moisturizer. 

99% natural. 

Formulated without Parabens, SLS and Silicones. 

Leaping Bunny Certified”

 

I have been very pleased with this product. I use 3 drops morning and at night. One on my forehead and one on under each eye. Then I rub it over my face and rub in what ever is left over on my hands. I love how it makes my face and hands feel. You can even use it on your hair, which I have also done when I have a little extra leftover. There is a slight smell to it but I had to put it very close to my nose to even smell it. It also doesn’t leave your skin really oily, it soaks in pretty quickly for me and leaves my skin so soft.

I have also found that it works well when putting on my makeup. Expect,  don’t put it on your eye lids even with eyeshadow primer, your shadow will crease no matter what you do. At least for me it does. The Same goes with eyeliner, the liner won’t stick to your skin, it will rub off. To me a while to figure that one out. So when I do my makeup I just avoid my eyes with the oil altogether.

Purple Hair, New Apartment, I’m a Auntie Again, Reiki Certification

A lot has been going on the last few weeks and I thought I would make one blog post and share with you guys. Work has been busy now that we are getting ready for the cold weather and holidays. I some how got off of work for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Not sure how I did that. I even got a raise at work which is really cool. We were planning on have Thanksgiving by us but plans have changed and my sister will be hosting it this year but we plan on hosting Christmas this year.

Couple of weeks ago I dyed my hair purple using Splat’s Midnight Amethyst. I use the formula for brunettes so I didn’t have to bleach my hair. It’s AWESOME! I love it! It’s supposed to last up to 6 weeks. I did mine about 4 weeks ago and the tips on the top are starting to fade slightly with a pink tinge. Otherwise it still looks about the same.

If already follow me on twitter then you would know that we are moving. Again. In the winter. Again. Why do we do this to ourselves? I don’t know. We live in big city and we are just tired of all of the drama that goes on with it and I’m not talking about the good kind of drama. Our apartment building is fine, in the 11 months we have no problems in the building, its the neighborhood. Way to much crime and to many sirens etc. In September even had someone sideswipe the front tire side of our new 2016 that we JUST got in April! Only real damage was needing a new tire and a small piece that is under the driver mirror. You can barely tell there is a dent above the tire, from far away it looks like it part of the car. There is also some minor scratches. But man. New car. New tires. New. And we will never find out who.

Anyways, we decided Halloween week that we were looking for a new place. In one week after looking at a few others, we found our new place in one of the areas I have been saying I wanted to move to. I emailed a few people, didn’t have much luck with them. Ether they were not very clear with the ads and were misleading. One was perfect but we found out later at the showing it was a affordable housing. Hello pool, fitness room, dishwasher and garbage disposal. Dang. Good thing we didn’t waste the $40 on the application. Another one, not so great. Wise words before showing a place. Clean the food off your god damn walls! That shit is gross. Plus she looked at me like I had three heads when asked your very normal and basic questions. Like, does it have washer and dryer hookups? Or is the security deposit same as rent? What is the pet deposit and fees?

So we will be moving out at the end of the month on the 30th and moving in on the 1st of dec. It is going to be a long 2 days. Plus we have to be out, returned keys and cleaned the apartment by the end of the 30th. Otherwise if we don’t return the keys by the end of the day we will be charged for December rent. Oh hell to the no. That is not happening. Right now we have been bring boxes over to my sisters apartment, she has a huge living room by the way. Our new place is only a 15-20 min walk from her, so we are super close. By doing this we are hoping to have mainly furniture on move out day.

I have each room is about half packed right now. Our bedroom was the easiest room to packed up. I have a few 3 drawer sterilite containers and bins holding bedding, important papers and other items. We don’t have a storage space at our current apartment. So everything is already contained. The living room is all packed except the video games and systems for the next 2 weeks. I just did the kitchen last night and packed up anything we are not using. So all of the glassware for cooking and eating and only kept out the plastic dishes. Then all I have to do is throw that stuff in a box the night before and done. Bathroom will be the night before we move out.

Speaking of my sister, she is due with baby spawn #2. April 1st is her due date. She finds out this week what she is having but wont be telling any one until she has her gender reveal party. Not sure when that will be. My niece wants a girl, since she is a girl and mommy is a girl. I think my sister also wants a girl but would be happy with a boy, her husband I think wants a boy. I think she will have a boy since she keeps say he unconsciously. I’m super excited to find out!

I not sure if anyone has heard of the site Udemy. Well, I signed up for a Reiki certification course. I haven’t started it yet since my work schedule has changed to more regularly and now we are packing to move. But I am hoping to start it for sure after we move and get settled. I’m scheduled at 7am but since we only have the one car and I don’t drive I take the bus so I have to wake up at 5am and by the time I get home I’m tired. I haven’t even watched tv or play video games much since starting this new schedule, and on my days off I’m packing and going through stuff I don’t want to pack and bring with.

Elf Cosmetics Mad for Matte Eye Shadow Palette

I don’tu think I have done a makeup product review in while. So I thought I would share with you my thoughts on the Mad for Matte Eye Shadow from Elf Cosmetics.

This is the first full matte eye shadow palette that I bought since a majority of my eye shadows are shimmered. This palette, I bought at Target for $10. At first when I tried it, it seemed to be chalky and kind streaky. But I have found that when I use a eye shadow primer, I don’t have these issues. I was also having some creasing issues, even with eye shadow premier, I have found that if I apply my argon face oil everywhere but on my eye lids, before applying my make up I have no problem. So lesson learned. No face oil on eye lids. Check.

I really like this palette. It’s very versatile, easy to blend and work with. The colors in this palette are gorgeous. I love that it come with a mirror, which is really handy at times. I still have a problem working with any super dark colors so I haven’t used all of them. I tend to go from naked eyes to raccoon eyes in seconds and its not just this palette. It’s me in general. I just have to practice more with dark colors. I’m very heavy handed when applying dark shadows for some reason.

I’m very happy I picked it up. It’s in my top favorites of eye shadow palettes that I own. I hope to review more makeup products in the future, so please stay tuned!


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Divination tools: New cards

As of lately, I have been trying to in corporate my tarot and oracle cards into my daily life more. The same goes for affirmation cards, I downloaded  and printed some awesome ones from Five Sixteeths. I also use affirmation, tarot and oracle apps on days when I’m on the go,  I’ll share those another time.

I have been using tarot cards since I was about 16. Which at that time I  had the celtic dragon tarot deck.  It worked really well for me at the time, but I no longer have that deck for reason I wont go in to at the moment, but it really worked well. I wish I could say that I can read the cards without looking at a book but sadly I cant. I know what some are without looking. This is one of my goals for 2018,  to become a better reader and not have to look at a book when doing a reading. Wish me luck.

Recently I took a trip to Barns and noble and found Postcards from Spirit which were also on my amazon wishlist. I was so excited when I saw this deck it was unreal. I was not expecting to see it at all. I also found a deck called  Karma Cards, I haven’t used them just yet but I thought they were different from anything I have so far. Right now I have 4 oracle decks, 3 tarot decks and karma deck.  And it’s very very possible that I will be adding more to my collection. I mean just look at my Amazon wish list. Not even kidding.

I think The wild and unknown tarot deck and The universe has your back affirmation Cards are next,  I also have my eye on the Connected Chakra Cards by Five Sixteeths, The Spirit De La Lune Oracle deck by Spirit De La Lune, The Golden Thread Tarot and Luminous Tarot are both from Labyrinthos.  I wish I could get them all right now, but I must have control. I just don’t have the money to throw around as much as I would love to. Oh Neptune, take my money!

My collection of decks consist of The Vision of Oracle (Shh, my absolute favorite oracle deck, don’t tell the others.), Egyptian Pyramid Oracle, Oceanic Tarot, Shadowscapes Tarot ( My favorite tarot deck), Angelarium Oracle and Celestial Tarot.  They all work well for me, some more than others but that’s okay. Some I just have a stronger connection with and im not sure why. I try to treat them all the same and equally share the love between them.

Visions of Oracle, there is just something about that deck when I use it. It was also my first oracle deck.  I havent used the egyptian Pyramid as much as the others, that one is a little different how its set up. The oceanic deck is just gorgeous and is easy to use. Shadowcapes is just awesome for me, it was the first deck that I bought my self. Angelarium is one that I bought a few months ago and let me say it’s so different that all of my other decks, I’ve used this one on others and works well. Like really well. The celestial deck was the first one I had since my Celtic Dragon deck, and that damn High Priestess card keeps coming up like a lot, for example, for the lunar cycle of october, this month,  week, day and etc. 4-6 times so far and its only the beginning of October.  Hmmm, what oh what is it trying to tell me. Oh and its upright too, most of the time.

So that’s it as for my tarot and oracle decks. I do have other tools that I use, like pendulums, runes and others but I will share at another time.


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