Artistic Flair

Artistic Flair

A really good friend of mine introduced me to the book THE ARTISTS WAY https://goo.gl/AsWNG2 a few years back and it LITERALLY changed my life. It’s an amazing guide to tapping into your inner voice, the core of who you are, whether you want to be a professional artist or just get in touch with yourself. Whether you want to paint, sing, write, or be a lawyer doesn’t matter; what matters is that you’re opening yourself up to a new way of expressing yourself. When that happens, you’ll be shocked at what you have to say that you’ve never known was ready to come out of you! It’s my personal go-to guide. Whenever I feel disconnected: from myself, from the world, it’s the perfect tool I use to get back on track.

 

A glint in your eye:

A glint in your eye:

A sparkle in your baby blues doesn’t always have to come from a great idea or a naughty thought. When I’m looking for a dash of glam, I go nuts with URBAN DECAY’S HEAVY METAL glitter eyeliners. They come in lots of colors but I love the teal (Stagedive) and gold (Baked) ones; they just happen to work with my eyes and skin colors. But there are enough colors for everyone of every complexion and are impossible not to play with and when wearing it it’s impossible to not get noticed! Even straight men will compliment me and that is saying a lot. I get different effects putting it on the inner corners, outer corners and lower lash lines of my eyes- anything goes really! Have some fun with it! When I wear them during the day I feel like a little kid doing sparkly princess make up. At night, I add the glitter to smoky eyes and am instantly a disco queen. This look pictured above was a more dramatic look for a music festival I went to recently! For a more subtle sparkle I just put the gold on my inner eyes. Get creative and send me pics! I like the nightlife, I got to boogie!

My hair gets very tangly after washing it, so I use a blob (about the size of a quarter) of Moroccan oil in my hair.  It softens, defrizzes, detangles and smells AMAZING!

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ORDERLY MIND

There are SO many ways to find your way to a healthier way of thinking about yourself and the world around you, it all starts within you. We always wait for our environment and people within it to tell us how to act, how to feel etc. But it’s totally backwards! It starts within YOU. Sometimes that’s hard because our whole lives we’re told what we think/feel is wrong, so it makes us questions ourselves. I challenge you to find YOUR identity-not who your parents think you should be, how your teachers tell you to act etc. , how your boyfriend (or girlfriend) wants you to act , but how YOU truly feel. We all think we know how we feel but do we? Our minds and spirits are such complicated things that it’s okay to need help and guidance in this department. I know I do! We don’t have all the answers, and that’s okay! If you’re really feeling lost and in need of guidance out of depression and/or anxiety, seeing a licensed therapist or psychiatrist can be a wonderful starting point. And no, therapy isn’t just for “crazies” or people with severe issues, I think everyone should see a therapist! The human mind is a complicated thing to try to figure out, so why not have some help and guidance with it! I love this article on the blog XOJANE that talks you through how to find a therapist on your own.  It’s really down to earth and simple. http://www.xojane.com/healthy/how-to-find-good-therapist There are other things you can do on your own that help you to know yourself better and, as a result, make better life choices for you specifically. Better life choices, once you give them a chance to take effect, always seem to lead to greater happiness and fulfillment, they do for me, I hope they do for you!

 

HOW WILL I KNOW?

Whitney Houston sang about wondering how she’d know if a guy really loved her. I think I’m a little behind the curve. I’m not sure if a guy is really DATING me! Everyone is so into going out in groups (less pressure I guess?),and if it’s one on one guys ask if I’d like to “hang out”, it’s impossible to tell if I’m on a date and a guy is into me until the date is over and he lunges in for a kiss. Or the “Non-date Date” I don’t want to assume if a guy asks to “hang out” that he’s asking me out on a date (this goes back to the whole guys and girls just being friends thing). But at the same time don’t want to be caught off guard. What constitutes a “date” and how do you know when you’re on one? Enough already, dudes-get some game! There’s so much confusing stuff to figure out in this world (how the elections will turn out, if North Korea is really a threat, if Ben&Jerry’s will ever bring back “mission to marzipan”) it would be AWESOME if you could give us girls a break and just say “would you like to go on a date?”. I guarantee your success rate with the ladies will skyrocket. Am I right? Or… is this just me?!