Up A Nelms Tree

Lush has completely changed how I bathe, before in our old place I did not have a bath tub so I honestly did not know what I was missing. Now I can’t imagine not having a bath tub. I also now have a Lush right down the street, which makes my pocket book cry. I even have my husband using Lush products, his favorite is the Kalamazoo.

The winter has wreaked my skin, drying it out a lot more than I would have liked but Lush has quite a bit of bath oils, as well as bath bombs that can help with that. I choose You’ve been Mangoed not only because the clerk recommended it to me, but because I love the smell of mango (and the taste but I swear I did not eat it) and I am curious how it be on my skin.

The citrusy smell reminded me of Spring which the first day was Monday so I used it just in time. I decided to split it in half since the oil looked a little big, and I am glad I did because despite only using half of it, it still worked really well.

The bath turned a weird green shade, with patches of orange intermixed. The water felt soothing on my skin, and slightly oily but not to where I felt greasy. My skin almost felt as good as new, and super moisturized. These oils are super inexpensive too compared to Lush’s other products, just $3.50 each.

If you had a rough week, or just need time to relax I would definitely recommend trying one out.

I was given this wine by a friend a while back and well some weekends after work or school I want to relax and enjoy a glass (or a bottle). So I unscrewed the top (yes, it did not come with a cork but that is 100% okay with me) and poured me a glass, my husband had a glass as well. Gallo Family Sweet Peach wine smelled sweet and peachy just like I thought. It taste good and crisp, and I drank the first glass quick.

Halfway through my second glass, my face started feeling very hot. I didn’t know if it was just getting hot or what but my face was red. I then started feeling very bad, lethargic and not right. My husband was the one that pointed it out to me that I may have been having a allergic reaction. I immediately took Claritin to help with my reaction.

My husband had no reaction to the wine at all, and he had a glass. We ended up pouring it however since what happened to me. We are not sure what happened and why I had the reaction I did, I drink wine a lot and never had a problem with a peach wine. I am allergic to Raspberries and Blackberries but I check the ingredients to make sure what I drink doesn’t have it (it’s why I tend to drink white wines).

Sunday was not a good day for me. Since decided to continue blogging and also getting a part time job, on top of going to school, I’ve decided Sundays and Tuesdays are the perfect days for me to take time out and plan blog posts.

The day started off really well, I had a nice breakfast, ran some of my errands and got home in time to make some lunch and settle down.

Until my stomach decided it speaks creature and it does so very loudly.

I’m about to get really personal with you all so if you don’t want to read it that’s fine, you can close now and be done with it.

I spent the entire night in the bathroom and had no idea my body could hold so much, when I thought it was over it just kept coming! This really pissed me off too since I had a 10 hour shift at work the next day and I was dying and dehydrated.

So forgive me for not keeping up my part of the bargain yet, but I will. Oh yes, I will.

18. 03. 2017

Hello, Hello

 

How is everyone doing? I am pretty happy, this week was pretty good despite me really not doing anything. I was productive on my blogs, I am a head of my reading to be done, and so far nothing has been too bad (knock on wood). Let me share with you five things I’ve loved about this week.

 

  1. My new workstation!

    So I bought a desk, it’s been a while since I’ve actually had a place of my own that I can work off of. I didn’t have enough room before so to have a small little corner where I can work on my things makes me tremendously happy!
  2. The Expanse
    I’ve read the first book in the series and I was finally able to watch the first season of the show on Amazon. I have enjoyed it, and I can’t wait to watch the second season (and read the second book), Hopefully I’ll write about it in a Currently Watching
  3. Part Time Job
    While I did not need to get a job, I am the type that needs to have my own money and independence. I as able to find a part time job so I can purchase some of my stuff I really want without breaking our budget.
  4. My new Coffee machine

    Now more than ever I need coffee, with my part time job and school I am running on fumes. Our Keurig just stopped working suddenly one day and we immediately had to run out and get a replacement, instead of getting another keurig we decided to get a actual coffee maker. After a little getting used to it, I can finally make some good coffee
  5. Spring Break
    Spring break is next week and while I still do have work I don’t have to worry about getting up early for school. Woot!

 

So I know I am no longer a teenage girl interested in watching teen dramas unfold. I don’t understand teen angst anymore than I did when I was 16, however I couldn’t say I was not interested in one of my favorite comics becoming a live action drama show based upon murder and mystery.

 

I have long been a fan of the Archie comics. The gang that included Archie, Reggie, Cheryl, Betty, Veronica and my very first fictional crush Jughead Jones. To see it live action on T.V. Set into the modern age is something I could not have passed up. So I booted up the laptop Typed in WB then realized I was old and this station was now called the CW. You must be wondering why I had to stream it, well I don’t have cable.

 

I honestly don’t know how I feel about my beloved characters being played by real flesh and blood characters, how Riverdale will somehow become some dramafest murder mystery, but I got to say I am super surprised that it seemed to have worked out. While it is a little bit weird to see Ross’s son Ben now grown up and being teensy, I got over it quick. It’s entertaining and intriguing enough to catch my attention.

 

Am I going to be glued to the T.V and trying to watch every single week it comes out? Probably not. Will I watch the show when I feel like it and have time? Yes I will. It’s a good show, and that much I can admit.

14. 03. 2017

It was a sudden lack of air and this moment of clarity that I realize I am turning 30 this year. With the day fast approaching I thought I would feel different, maybe more grown up. Just like all the milestones I’ve hit in my life however I didn’t see any difference. The only thing I’m aware of is my certainty. I know what I want to do and what I need to be happy.

I am not even mad I’m turning 30.

The day is now upon us and I’m a little relieved. While I know I am getting older and probably shouldn’t be wearing/doing/saying certain things anymore, but I don’t care. 30 is just a number I utter to people when they ask my age.

It does not define me.

Happy 30th birthday to me!

06. 03. 2017

So while I’ve been on my break I thought things through, one of these things was should I continue to blog. Well kiddies the answer is yes! I love this blog, I love writing for this blog, and I want to continue writing for it.

 

With that decision made I needed to think about what I wanted to do with this blog, and I decided to go back to the basics. The reason why I created this blog was to write about Beauty, Fashion and Life. Somewhere along the way I think I lost that. I want to get it back again, I want to enjoy blogger something I have not done in a long time.

 

So In a way I’m going to start over (Not fresh) and hopefully build this blog back up to something I love. Wish me luck!

21. 02. 2017

I’ve decided for this blog I was going to take a small break for the rest of this month. I feel like I haven’t been able to bring you quality content, and I don’t want to just phone it in on this blog. I love blogging but when it starts to stress me out and my other work begins to suffer I realize I need to step back and evaluate everything and prioritize.

My scheduling has been very off and I am taking measures to fix that, plus I have a demanding school schedule which is just going to get worse as the year goes on, I have classes this summer to so I really need to get my scheduling down.

I hope to come back kicking in March with loads of content, that is full of quality and hopefully attracts more people.

Welcome to another Blogging 365, where I open my little blue book of blogging ideas and pick at random.

Today’s topic is 5 things I believe in. (it’s actually 10 things but I decided 5 was better.) I didn’t know if I want to be silly or serious so I settled for a slight combination of both.

  1. I believe in Feminism and Equality

    I believe that people should be paid for how well they work and not by their gender, race, religion or sexuality. As a women I want to be able to decide what I wear, who I love and what I do with my life. If you don’t believe in this that is your prerogative, but you should really take a step back and confront why you feel that way.
  2. I believe in Bigfoot, Yeti and the lockness monster

    Why not? Why can’t there be a giant beast man in the frozen tundra or wilderness? Why can’t there be a giant lizard creature living in a lake?
  3. I believe Religion can be a good thing

    I am actually not a very religious person, but I don’t prosecute people who choose to believe in a god (no matter what name you call him/her). The amount of faith people have is such a beautiful thing, and If it gives you comfort and happiness to believe in your religion then that’s that and don’t let anyone take that away from you. It’s only when people commit acts of hate and discriminate in the name of religion that I take offense.
  4. I believe aliens exist.

    Considering how big the universe is, it’s hard to believe there is not other forms of life out there. We just need to create the technology needed to be able to find out. The only thing I doubt is the fact that they come to our planet and abduct farmers or livestock and well if they do I hope one day we can find out why.
  5. I believe people should love who they want to love

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    The LGBT+ community has had it so tough, and really why is it anyone’s business who and what they do? If they want to get married and spend the rest of their life with the person they love then let them! If they want to give a child in the system a loving caring home, then let them! Why is it fair that I can marry my husband but they needed the right to be able to marry the person they care about?

I enjoyed writing this, let me know what you believe in down in the comments below.

13. 02. 2017

So in my tiny little corner of the internet I have been blogging for years. However I never really took my blogging seriously. I don’t look at stats, I stay away from comparing myself to other bloggers and I don’t even try to have a schedule. I blog when I please and just hope someone out there can read it and enjoy it.

Recently though, recently I’ve been looking more closely at my stats. I have been trying to write more engaging content. I still don’t have a schedule yet but it’s not for a lack of trying. I have been feeling envious because I can’t seem to break through. I didn’t even know I wanted to.

I want to give this blog my undivided attention. I want to meet other bloggers, attend events and partner with brands. I want to break out of my little corner and scream out my blog name to the world wide web. There’s a part of me however that keeps whispering, ‘Your too late’ , ‘Your not engaging or witty’ and ‘No one wants to read what your writing’. I can’t help but wonder if I should even continue trying.

There’s a side that wants to just start over, just delete all my content, rebrand and see if I can make it. A second side says that maybe I should just stop and count my losses. Spend my time in another way, stop trying. The third side wants to continue. The third side is rampaging not to give up, that how dare I even think about deleting years of work just because I am feeling a little insecure.

I feel like a freaking triangles in a world full of rolling circles.

I just want to roll!

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