How To Get Out Of A Funk And Get Motivated

Every one has moments where they get into a funk. It can be because your doing to much, feeling uninspired, or to much of nothing. It can also be from SAD-Seasonal Affective Disorder which is more of a environmental issue. A lack of sunshine, under artificial lights, and even when the sun is outside, being covered from head to toe and not spending the amount of time outside like we would in the warmer months.

When I start feeling kinda blah or in a funk I like to ether pick up a book or tv series that I have been kinda interested in and is on my list to read or watch. For an example, I kinda wanted to start watching Riverdale, but wasn’t sure about it. Then one week I was in a blah kinda funk and put it on in the background, next thing I knew I was half a season in. I also find Pinterest and youtube both great sources to fall down the rabbit hole and come out with something fresh. Two words: Shane Dawson.

So here is a list of ways I like to get out of a funk.

  • Go for a walk  
  • Listen to music
  • Laugh
  • Create Art
  • Try baking/cooking
  • Make a cup of tea
  • Read a book
  • Browse Pinterest
  • New Tv series
  • Try colouring
  • Declutter/clean
  • Start working out
  • Try doing yoga.
  • Have a bath or shower
  • Watch a movie
  • New haircut/color
  • Dance and sing
  • Meditate for 10 minutes
  • Dress up
  • Write a list
  • Phone a friend
  • Youtube
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Febuary Favorites

Far Cry New Dawn

I have been slightly obsessed with this game since it came out . It takes place sometime after Far Cry 5 in the same town, but different storyline. Overall not a bad game. The husband has already finished it.

Boxy Charm

So I signup for a month to month subscription with boxy charm in late January and received both the January and February boxes around the sometime. Boxy Charm is roughly $21 a month, they have 3, 6, 12 months plans also. So far i have really enjoyed each item that I have received. In the January box I received one of the Tarte Limited Edition Rainforest of the Sea Highlight Which alone is $36.

No Poreblem Primer

This primer is one of the items I received in my February Boxy charm, and I have been using it so much now. I really like how it applies and makes my makeup look.

Medusa piercing

I finally went and got my medusa piercing that I have been wanting for the longest time now and I’m so happy I finally did it! I have to wait until about mid march to be able to change it, I’m counting down the days. The longer bar that I have in, to help with healing and swelling, is so annoying. It catches on the bottom of my teeth sometimes when I’m trying to eat or drink.

Silicon Wedding Rings

We finally went ahead and got some silicone wedding rings. This is something we have talked about before and felt this was better for our lifestyle. Nether one of us has to worry about losing or having something happening to our “nice” wedding rings. I just keep our “nice” rings in a safe place where if we choose to wear them we can.

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation

I have finally found my go to foundation that works so well for me. Blends like a dream and is more on the dewy side. I don’t find the need to powder after applying and is long lasting. I would give a 5 star but I could do without the scent. It’s not bad but not terrible, it does fade over time.

Crystal Water Bottle

My mom bought her self and me one of those water bottles with the crystal that sits at the button of the bottle. It is the coolest thing ever! She picked out the fluorite crystal for me and her birthstone, amethyst.

My 4 Favorite Blogging Apps

After a year later I wanted to share with you my 4 favorite blogging apps that I use every time I write a blog post. I did do a blog post a while back on 6 Blogging Tools Any Blogger Needs. But I wanted to focus more on what apps I find myself using and going back to a year later.

Twitter

I dont think I can say this enough. I love Twitter. Until I started using twitter for my blog, my blog did not get the traffic it does now. I have connected with so many other bloggers by using twitter to throw my blog post into the web, retweet accounts who most of the time also host chats and daily threads.

Adobe Spark

I have been using Adobe Spark for awhile now and I keep going back to it. It is my favorite to use for blog headers and other graphics that I may need to make for my blog, both my Twitter & Retweet Account.

Snapseed

Snapseed is great for editing photos and the best part is, its free. I have it on my phone and iPad. I wish they had it for desktop/laptop. It has so many features and so easy to use. I love it! It has everything I need to edit photos.

Hootsuite

Hootsuite does all of my scheduling for my tweets for my blog. I use the free plan and it works well. You only get to schedule 30 tweets at any given time but I make it work. I also use it for my Retweet Account for schedule posts I have for that week. I really enjoy using Hootsuite, it is very easy to use.

WordPress

I use the wordpress app on my iPad, laptop and sometime on my phone for blog posts. You have everything that you need all right there for you that you would have if you were on a browser. It’s virtually the same. I just prefer the app if I’m on the go. I don’t write up a post on my phone because I find it is just to small to be doing all of that typing. I just prefer a bigger screen to do everything.

9 Holy Grail Skin Care Favorites Of 2018

I wanted to make a list of items that I really enjoyed and repurchased thought out 2018. I feel that I have a good skin care routine now and I have my cystic acne under control with the help of this supplement. All of these products work really well for me and my skin. Also none of them break the bank.

Alba Acnedote Deep Pore Wash I really like using this to deep clean my face once a week when I use the exfoliating brush head on my facial brush. I bought the spin brush during black Friday sale.

Yes to Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Facial Wipes These do a great job of taking off any makeup that i might have on and they leave your face feeling clean. Honestly any of their wipes work well, but the cucumber wipes are my favorite scent.

Yes To Cucumber Micellar Water I like to use this for heavy eye makeup, eyeshadow, eyeliner or lash glue that I might have on. It does a good job of removing everything and cleaning my eyes. Again any of their Micellar water works, I just love the cucumber scent.

Aztec Secret – Indian Healing Clay I like to use this once a week to really get in the pores of my skin. As the clay dries it sucks all of the nasty junk out of your pores, think of it as a vacuum. Just make sure to moisturize after really well since it can be very drying.

MARIO BADESCU Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater I love this spray. I”ll admit i went through the first bottle a little too quickly because I keep spring myself with it. I like to use this after washing my face and right before applying my moisturizer. The smell is divine.

Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask This mask is my last step in my skin care routine. I have been using this since fall now and it does a great job with the couple of dry patches that I have on my face. It’s very hydrating and smells amazing.

Pacifica Sea Foam Complete Face Wash I use this wash daily. It has coconut water which is a natural toner, skin balancer and cleanser. The sea algae extract, helps with moisture content and brightness. 

Pacifica Beauty Kale Lux Oil-Free Multi Cream I use this every night after washing my face and using the rosewater spray. Not a lot of people like the smell of it but honestly I like the smell. It is great for acne. After i run out i will most likely keep using it even though I seem to have my cystic acne under control by using this supplement.

FORMULA 10.0.6 Keep Your Cool Mask I use this mask whenever I have a breakout. Which consists of maybe one or two very tiny zits that appear around the time of my period. This mask will help with redness and shrink the zits.

January Favorites

I cant believe January went by already! Hope everyone is is having a good start to the new year! We are just going to jump right in to my favorites for the month of January.

Pacifica Glow Greens Beauty Powder

So pacifica came out with beauty powders, one for sleep, skin, probiotics and stress. Im not going to lie, when I saw that they were coming out with supplements, I was so happy and wanted to try the one for the skin. I am finishing up my 1st bottle of the Glow Greens and will be opening the a second one in a few days. You don’t even know your drinking greens! It has a lemon flavor and is so good. I drink this every night with my vitamins.

UpSpring Reproductive Support

For a while now I have been battling with some pretty bad hormonal cystic acne along my jaw and chin. No amount of exfoliating or deep cleaners has completely cleared it up even with my spin brush. I didn’t want to be on medication, so I found an alternative solution. So far, I’m on my third bottle and my skin has not had a flare up once. It’s so clear and good looking its unreal. Mind blowing, honestly! I do still get the occasional, what I call pop ups (tiny/small zits that are gone by the next day) but nothing like before where it would be weeks going into months where I would have a cystic zit.

I mainly bought UpSpring Reproductive Support solely to try on the hormonal acne but it also has added benefits for reproductive health, and it also helps with female fertility and  libido. Shatavari helps with hormonal balance, Black cohosh supports increased fertility and pregnancy and Maca with  libido.

Overtone Vibrent Purple

Well I went back to purple hair and used the overtone vibrant purple deep conditioner. It smells so good and minty. I always go back purple, there is just something about purple hair, its my favorite.

Static Nails Glue

Im not sure what Staic Nails does with their nail glue but it is amazing. Their nails are great also but that nail glue is the shit. I also have use the glue with other glue on nail brands and it works just as well. Im talking, these nails aren’t going anywhere for 3 weeks. And did I mention the glue is only $4! I have tried other glues and after a day or two the nails pop off. Right now im trying to use up some of my other glue on nails from kiss and other brands that I have bought in the past before I buy more from Static Nails. But I will be ordering more from them for sure.

New Glasses

So I ordered some more glasses from Zenni Optical. I couldn’t decide between the the black or tortoiseshell cat eyes so I got both, and I’m so glad I did. I love the clear frames also! Not sure which ones are my favorites.

Thanks for reading!

6 Ways For Using Twitter To Grow Your Blog

It is so strange to think I have been on twitter since about 2007 give or take, it was in the beginning. I no longer have that account and made a new one in 2015. I can’t remember what the reason was for, but I’ve been on twitter a long time. These last few years Twitter has been so helpful with growing my blog I even wrote a blog post it here 3 Reasons why is my blogs best friend. I wanted to share with you some tips that I found helpful to bring more traffic to your blog.

Following Others

Following others is a great way of connecting with others and building a community. There are no rules on following each other on twitter. But I would recommend that you follow people that you want to follow since it is your feed that your seeing. I would also recommend to follow a verity of people that are similar to your interests. If that makes sense. You might find someone that you normally wouldn’t follow this way. I know I have a few that I’ve found this way.

Following threads are nice to participate in and can get you a nice amount of new followers. Basically these are done by someone tweeting an announcement of their follow thread, asking you to follow them and to retweet their tweet, and then you follow all others who have retweeted the tweet. I like to do these throughout the month but paced out so it doesn’t like to spammy.

Again my advise would be, only follow people that interests you, and that you find to be enjoyable. you are not required to follow anyone you don’t want to.

Engagement

Link dropping and nothing else can look spammy. I know we all have lives and twitter might get put on the back burner. Even of you pop on for a few mins and send a tweet out, retweet somebody or like a tweet. Anything. Some kind of engagement is better than nothing. You can ask questions that may not even be related to blogging. Silly thoughts that may of come to mind or maybe something that happened that day.

Retweeting

Retweeting is that best way to show other bloggers support. Retweet their blog posts, leave them comments. Let them know you like their content! See anything else that your followers may like? Retweet it! I have a lot of UK followers and will retweet tweets that I think someone will appreciate.  

RT Accounts

RT accounts are great! Using the hashtags of the RT accounts your tweets/posts are getting more exposure then they would of alone. Which is great for discovering new bloggers. When you follow RT accounts, you see all of the blog posts you might not have been able to see on your own.

Some shameless plugging here. I run Bloggingbeesrt, which retweets your blog posts to other bloggers. We have been up and running for a whole year now January 3rd. We have weekly threads which are, Recent Blog Posts Mondays , Wednesday Instagrams, Blogger Train Friday and Free for all Saturday.

Hashtags

Hashtags allow people who don’t follow you to see your tweets. But you don’t want to over do it and use too many. No more then 10 hashtags is best and use hashtags that are relatable to your post. It is so annoying when searching and having tweets/posts that have nothing to to with what you are looking for.

Schedule Tweets

Scheduling tweets in advance saves so much time, and has allowed me to promote my blog posts in the background. For a while now I have been using solely  Hootsuite  and schedule a week worth of tweets so that I have more free time and not always on social media.

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