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Let talk about mental health + tips

Getting myself filmed on a philosophy work

Hello, everyone, I partner up with Nicole Carmen on a project she is doing about
mental health. The holiday season is already here and it can be a wonderful time of the year but it can also be one of the worst time of the season. I can't speak much about those who suffer seasonal affective disorder also known as SAD due to I live in a tropical island and it always Summers all years long but I can speak for those who suffer depression all year long especially during the Holiday. Depression suck, yeah we all know that. It important to talk about depression, PTSD, anxiety, and other mental health and break the taboo. One of the things we can start is by talking to our loved one it may be scary but it can be something and they will be there for you whenever you feel alone. For those who are in college talk to your counselor and it very likely they will recommend you visit a psychiatrist that is connected to your campus or something similar it totally cool to get professional help and taking medication. I'm well aware of the stigma of those who take the anti-depressant along other medication we do get the pressure telling us "workout", "paint", "dance", some rant that depression can cure by smiling more or something like that. Here is the thing. Take your medication, talk to your psychiatrist and psychologist it may be scary talking to a psychiatrist or to a psychologist due to their stereotype but let me tell you that I visit every week to psychologist and the past month it be good sure I do come back home super exhausted after talking about my problem and finding the "solution" about my childhood trauma, Post Hurricane Maria (dealing a humanitarian crisis is horrible), loss and many other things in my life but it feels like a lift on my shoulder.

Here are some few tips:

RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH! On finding a local psychologist later on they may give you a reference on seeing the psychiatrist later on.
Don't be afraid of opening up about your mental health
Don't ignore your hobbies. Do you love roller skating? Go ahead and skate! What about cooking? Go for it!
Change your diet I know it may sound bs but changing your diet is good. I used to drink around 4 cups of coffee per day and I was super anxious and adding the coffee always muffin or sweet bread so now I cut to 1-2 but not every few days. 
Exercise I know it sounds another bs but it does help not just your physical but it releases endorphins.
Clean your house. I'm a big believer of energy we are made of energy and whenever we don't clean our house we accumulate energy where it becomes a negative energy so clean your house and open your window!
Read self-help books or blog post! I don't have to explain much but it can help you with so many things.


Marc Jacobs: see-quins review

Marc Jacobs See quins

Hello, everyone, Happy Holiday! It has been a while that I haven't reviewed some beauty products lately. Well, today I finally found something worth reviewing and it, of course, the Marc Jacobs See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow! I got it during one of the Sephora sales and since then I'm quite hook-up with it I wished I had purchased more of this but unfortunately, I only purchased just one. 

I've done some research to make sure that Marc Jacob beauty is cruelty-free before purchasing except their perfume since it's own by another company but we can talk it later by another post.

The See-quins did not disappoint me at all, in fact, it's easy to apply both in makeup brushes and finger with just one swipe it gives you the glam coverage. I personally like to use my finger and just dab to my eyelids and yeah I'm still obsessed with this it does last long, it doesn't crease (as long you're wearing a good eyeshadow primer and one base of eyeshadow) easy to apply so no need to be a makeup expert even a rookie can easily apply. I highly recommend this if you are into glam looks anything related to glitters worth the $28 and I would be definitely be buying more of this.

I enjoy that the copper gives like a compliment on my eyes that I don't have to be applying many layers to make my eyes pop (yeah, I don't wear false lashes I work with hazard material) so I'm obsessed the only thing that I find a bit downer is that I can't make wing liner but it may be my liquid eyeliner that it just straight up of the tube.

As I mentioned before I really love this product I'm not disappointed it perfect for the holidays and if you are like me who love anything that is glitter than it also a perfect everyday look. Keep your eyes on Sephora sales perhaps you might be lucky to get it less than $28

Is your friendship becoming toxic?

Hey, everyone, this post will be pointing out about toxic friendship (while being under the wheater because hey it flu season!). Toxic friendship is something we should talk more openly just like any toxic relationship. Sometimes there are moments where your own bestie becomes too toxic to the point they become on something I call "the vampire energy" where they basically suck all your energy and you just feel tired and or irritated and it SUCK!!! So let mention some few things if you're dealing with a toxic person and what can you do? 

Do they talk negative all the times from an XYZ person to the new generation where they play fortnight?
Do they listen to you?
Do they most of the time talking about the past especially their past?
Whenever you tell them something they are like glued on their phone?
Have they ever made you feel bad about yourself like your appearance?

The question is too many but if you feel so tired seeing them it better off on becoming distance to them. It may be hard regardless of the situation but taking your moment is important. Sure communication is great but if you feel like even communication is not working on both of you becoming distance to them is an important focus on other things in life like your job, school, friends, family. and hobbies alongside other things. A few days ago I was talking to my psychiatrist and I mentioned to her that I have this friend let call this person Salty and I was about to give this person a good new that I managed to do my philosophy presentation well but unfortunately this person didn't bother to listen to me instead wanted to give me a full story of a drama that I personally do not care so I felt pretty ignored and annoyed on something I work hard on for weeks and practicing my speech and praying on not to have a panic attack. She told me it better start becoming a bit distance and surround myself with positive people who will help me flourish and right now I'm working on it. I don't know how I'm going to end this post exactly but give yourself some time go and meet some new people or talk to that acquaintance more than before who knows if that person will help you in the future.

Shop luxury items on a budget while being ecofriendly with TheRealReal

Hello everyone, today I will be talking about this store called TheRealReal. TheRealReal is a luxury store where they sell well-known brands like Gucci for example and let be honest most of us drool to own a piece of luxury and that is totally okay no need to be shy about it we all heard and read oh so many articles about telling us  to “stop spending money on a $5 coffee on Starbucks” “stop buying a lot of things”, “learn to save some money” and so on…Well, it’s true that we need to save some money if we want something that is quite a luxury but I got some good news!
The photo was taken by Maria Michelle
TheRealReal offers great discounts in a lot of well-known luxury brands plus they’re second-hand luxury which is great for the environment and nothing is better than buying a second hand while knowing you’re helping the environment even if it a small impact but a small impact can lead to a bigger impact to the environment and teaching other on not to be afraid about second hand and educating about the environment can make the world a better future for us and those who will be part of the future and to be honest TheRealReal is totally worth to check them out for several different reasons they’re partner with Good+ foundation where they donate clothes and their mission is to break the cycle of poverty while keep most of the clothes out of the landfills. Do you know the second biggest pollution are clothes being thrown away into the landfill? Thanks to the fast fashion industry we buy more clothes made of cheap material and throw them away when it no longer useful and that is a big problem in the fashion industry. TheRealReal sell more than just a handbag like Gucci but also sell Kids clothes, Men clothes and other man items, home stuff, and so many stuff also if you sign up you will get a $25 of credits plus if you refer to your friend and your dear friend purchase from them with a $25 credit you will get a $125 of credit, pretty cool right? It basically a win-win situation you’re getting credit for sign in up, referring to a friend, getting a sweet discount on the store plus helping the environment. So, make sure to save up some money on that Gucci purse that you’re eying on for a while because it will be yours and who doesn’t love shopping while doing an environmental impact? Nothing is better than just buying guilt-free knowing that you’re making sure that the purse, clothes, jewelry, and other purchases that you made from them are not in the landfill and it got a new opportunity to be used. If you're interested in researching about the fast fashion industry and what can you do to help the environment there are many wonderful resources online always support a second-hand shop as I’ve been mentioning before helping the environment is important not just for us but also for the wildlife.

                                                   (This post is sponsored by TheRealReal)

The rise of Lime Crime a vegan & cruelty-free company

Hello, everyone today I will be talking (again) about Lime Crime. When we hear the company name like “Lime Crime” there are many things comes to our mind whether it something negative or positive to this company we all have or had some history with them before. I personally never had trouble with Lime Crime, in fact, most of my lipsticks are from them because I enjoy their formula and all their products are certified cruelty-free and vegan  and those are one of the few reasons why I still support them, for me finding a cruelty-free beauty products is hard due to where I live for example for me to visit Urban Outfitter is two hours away without traffics (totally not worth the drive!) so I personally rather just purchased online, searching other retail stores they usually lack brands that are cruelty-free and well I like supporting indie company trusting that their beauty products are vegan and cruelty-free. We all know Lime Crime have this very long history from the founder controversy to security breach hack since the founder Doe Deere step down from CEO and sold her company to Financo it was quite shocking when I found out that Doe stepped down plus selling her company one of the things I got worried was “is it going to stop being vegan and cruelty-free?” it was one of my worried due to seeing other well-known make-up brands selling themselves and stopped being animal friendly thankfully Doe Deere clarified that the company will be the same the only difference is that she is no longer CEO and the new person who is going to be managing the company is Kim Wall who has a lot of experience since the late 90’s. I’m looking forward to seeing more products maybe (hopefully) bring back some of the few old products like their liquid eyeliner.
Whatever happen in the past I personally still support them like I have mentioned before vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics are very important for me since I don’t see the reason why is important testing animal on many products since it 2018 we have a lot of advanced technology, anyway I still love Lime Crime I think they’re one of the few makeup companies who started selling “crazy unicorns lipstick colors” for everyone from grunge, Lisa Franks and to Bratz you know that their makeups are unapologetic giving you an awesome bold look plus look great in all skin color! Every product from Lime Crime gives you a story and for me it gives me this Lisa Frank and Bratz vibe where I can express myself from wearing a bold color to a nude one same goes for their holy grail their Venus palette one of my personal favorite eyeshadow palettes where I can just grab one of their color and good to go. I believe that Kim Walls will push Lime Crime to a better future with more products and still as the Lime Crime that we know now on the day but like I said it will be better and more magical than we know.

                                                                 (This blog is sponsored by Lime Crime)