Saturday

Dreaming Your Dream



A Dream is a wish your heart makes, so says Princess Aurora in Disney's Sleeping Beauty. 
I believe this is true and I also believe our dreams aren't easy to follow.

Life can surprise us and take us for a loop, turn us upside down and inside out in a second.
If you're still passionate about your dream after all of that, then its worth pursuing. There are times when I question what I do, with so many people asking why do you do this if it serves no purpose to you.

The problem is, they don't see what I see. They don't see my long term goal or my vision becoming a reality.
Are you going to give up on what I want because someone else can't see it? 

Dreaming your dream is what makes it all worth it.
So you keep dreaming little dreamer.




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Blog Growth Updates!

Hi, Everyone!

I am back again with another installment of my blog growth updates! Since my last update I experienced a little growth spurt and then things died down, so I made a few changes and hopefully things will pick back up again :)



Twitter:  

I currently stand at 2,042 followers! I truly love twitter, although I have to admit I haven't been tweeting much, That's still 333 new followers since february.

Instagram:

I have 866 instagram followers that I interact with on the daily! There are some talented makeup artist on there. Since February I have gained 244 new followers. I have a giveaway going on here, but I am not expecting much from it as I am giving away a product that isn't well known.

Pintrest:

I have 108 followers here, I just can't get into it. I have tried maybe its the app that I don't like. I still gained 45 followers for an app I hardly use.

Google +:

I have 285 people in my circles and 316 people have me in their circles. I stopped using G+ since I switched my commenting to Disqus. I do miss it as it helped me see the blogs I follow easier, but the app has changed for me, maybe its a setting I applied I dunno.

Facebook:

On the Makeup Squid Page I have 1,329 likes, 288 friends. Interwebs Chic has 59 likes.


Bloglovin:

Interwebs Chic has 255 followers I have gained 44 followers here, The Makeup Squid has 340 I gained 54 followers and the new kid on the blogging block  The Relationship Daily has 9 followers.


YouTube:

My Channel The Makeup Squid has 281 subbies as of right now, I am currently running a giveaway, so I expect this to grow. I have gained 75 new subbies since my last update which was in february.


I am happy with my growth, it seemed to be growing at a steady pace, then it stopped. So I have learned that you have to keep on, keepin on to keep your growth coming.

Here is the video of my giveaway.





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Urban Decay Wantables



Hello, Beautiful!

URBAN DECAY

is beauty with an edge. Feminine, dangerous and fun, it appeals to women who relish their individuality and dare to express it. From our insane range of velvety Eyeshadows—including the bestselling (and often-copied) Naked Palettes— to our award-winning eye liners, budge-proof mascaras and legendary Makeup Setting Sprays, we've been shaking up the industry for over 15 years. 

URBAN DECAY is one of my all time favorite makeup brands and they are just getting better and better with every new release. Today I want to share with you some of their products I find needable and wantable.




1. Urban Decay Baked Bronzer

2. ELECTRIC Pressed Pigment Palette

3.Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder

4. Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Makeup

5. Urban Decay Naked Lipgloss

6. Grindhouse Sharpener

7. Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder

8. Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2

9. Urban Decay Naked 3

10. Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Makeup

11. Urban Decay Supersaturated High Gloss Lip Color


I cant even explain how bad I am wanting these products! Whats on your urban decay wantable list?



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Friday

Friday Flakes, Fab & Fails





Hello, Beautiful!

Friday is here again. Is it just me or is this month going by very fast? If you follow me on twitter you would have heard that last night someone tried to come into our home at 4 a.m. This person was obviously intoxicated and got really lost, after the police came and a few hours later I finally got some sleep.It's very gloomy and drizzly here, so I shall go blogging today :)

Friday Flakes, Fab & Fails


FLAKE

COTY AIRSPUN LOOSE FACE POWDER


I have heard people saying that this powder is great for setting concealer and hiding fine lines in the undereye area, but I have to say this was a complete fail and the smell reminds me of a bingo parlor ladies restroom.


FAB


COVER GIRL CLUMP CRUSHER




I  know I have been going on about this mascara, but wow. This stuff is amazing! It separates and thickens up my lashes in a way I never thought possible. I love that my lashes don't get crusty and the drama lasts until I am ready to take it off. This is a definite fab for me.



FAIL


NYC DUO 814B 




I feel that I shouldnt say what I really feel about this product because a child may be reading this. But man this sucks so bad I can't even think about it. The black comes out a soft weathered grey and the white is not even there. There are no other uses for this product except to hold up a rickety night stand. FAIL!

So there you have it my Friday Flakes, Fab & fails.
Do you have any experiences with these products?
Can you give me another reason for the NYC duo? lol.




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Beauty Secrets Everyone Should Know



Hello, Beautiful!

When I hear the word secret, the things that come to mind are friends and their dirty little secrets. I mean there has to be someone in this big world that knows that stupid thing you did with you know who long ago. Right? Thank heavens, I thought it was just me :) What if we couldn't trust that person? What if that person decided to spill the beans? How would I handle it? What would I do? The horror!!

Well, thankfully I am at the stage in my life where I just don't care who knows what anymore. I can tell you it's a very liberating feeling. So since we are on the subject of secrets I wanted to share some secrets that I have found around the net pertaining to beauty and makeup. Some of these are tricks of the trade and some just make you go aha! 



BEAUTY SECRETS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

Skin

Adding that milk of magnesia works best on normal, oily, and combination skin and helps minimize pores, evens out skin tone, and keeps foundation from oxidizing and changing color. I know during the summer months I am going to be doing this for sure.

Lashes

Bring lashes out with gel eyeliner and a lash curler, First, take the lash curler and paint the liner on the sponge area of the lash curler. Wait about 10 to 15 seconds to let the liner dry slightly. Then, place the curler as close to the lash line as possible, hold for a few seconds, and release. After, apply a few coats of clear mascara to finish the look. It creates the perfect full lash and defined lash line but the look is a bit more natural and edgy. This sounds so nice for the days when you want a little something, but don't wanna go all the way.

Lips

Trace the outer edge of the top lip with a highlighter, concentrating the product at the Cupid’s bow and fading out towards the outer edges, a pearled cream highlighter is perfect for creating this effect. I personally do this often as my lips are disappearing as I get older, 

Brows

Dust a bit of translucent powder using a small brush over your brows before setting them with a tinted brow gel, it immediately boosts the brow hairs and amplifies your natural brow shape even if you have fine or thin brows. Then just fill in any sparse areas with a pencil to get the definition you need. I know my powders always enhance my facial hair, so this makes sense to me.

Do you have any secrets to tell? Do share, I promise I won't will tell.

P.S
I am having a giveaway on my YouTube channel! Come by and enter for a chance to win some awesome skin care products from around the world!




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Thursday

branding logo

Hello!

I have been busy with youtube videos and re designing my beauty blog. I wanted something simple, but eye catching at the same time. I wanted a brand logo and this is what I came up with. I am in love with this logo, I wanted a circle, I feel circles are very welcoming shapes. I also added my moto and repeated it around the logo itself, with my T, M and S in the center. I added the established mark and year, over all I love it. I still kept my black and white, but found a soft pink number #ffcccc that I am in love with for a pop of color.

So what do you think?




This is the banner as a whole. I had to add the stripes because Blogger would not center it and it looked bad in a corner all alone.




I am in love!! If you need or want a tutorial on how I made this just let me know down below :)


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I have been missing out!

Hello, beautiful!

I was looking through my twitter the other day and I noticed that I have been missing a lot of what's been going on with my friends and their blogs and I noticed that I have been missing out!

I have to admit, I haven't been posting as much as I would like. I have been putting a lot of effort into my YouTube channel trying to establish some growth there.  I have not gone blogging in a while and I am going to try to get some time and visit my favorites!

I made some changes to the blog, I made all the images myself. If you would like a tutorial on banner and button  making let me know and I will get on out as soon as I can.





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Tuesday

Video Editing Software

Adding Quality to your videos


Investing in video software is something every YouTuber should do. Even if you have a so-so camera the software can add great quality and effects to any video giving it a polished look. If you follow me on YouTube you will see that my last set of videos have greatly improved.Yes I did get a better camera for filming, but with the software I really see a big difference in my videos.

Video Editing Software 


Wondershare Video Editor. 

A easy to use software and has a very simple layout, everything is easy to find and can ad some nice effects to your videos, but if you want to get really specific with your effects I found this to be difficult and it crashes a lot. Any good video editor will come with a crash reload, where if your system or the software crashes it will reload your last project. Unfortunately this happened to often for me with this software. I did pay for this after a trial period, but after the trial it went wonky on me.
Free Trial  http://download.wondershare.net/video-editor_full1107.exe



Free Download of VideoPad Video Editing Software

Videopad.

Is a editor that gives you the intricacy of a high end video editor, but nothing is really easy with this software, in fact its too intricate and you find yourself constantly going to the web for tutorials on how to do simple tasks. it is a good software, but it wasn't giving me the ability to do what I wanted with text and animations.
I did pay for this software, but found myself having to use another software for animations and edit the rest of my videos with this software, not something I liked doing with a product I paid for.




Express your creativity for free!

Serif Video Plus.

Is a video editing software that was very good to me during the trial period. I was limited with the things I could do with the trial, but over all it helped me with the things I could not do with VideoPad. I was really loving this software and wanted to purchase it, but what caused me to stay away was the fact that there isn't much online about this software in regards to tutorials and how to's just in case I got stuck. So I just use it the trial to create short intros.



Vegas Pro 12

Sony Vegas Pro 12.

Now, This is a software that has everything and video editor should be. Yes there is a big price tag on it, but once you use it in trial mode you are instantly hooked. Their are a bazillion how to videos all over the net in case you get stuck. You will have to know something about editing before jumping into this bad boy, but after a few videos you get it down and it becomes very easy to use. I like the fact that you don't have to use a separate software to create a video thumbnail with text for YouTube, with a few clicks you can get a beautiful thumbnail with text. All the elements available in this software give you a side by side comparison to see a before and after as you edit and for me this is perfect.


Your video editing software should be easy to use and have the ability to help you easily if you get stuck.
I do love my Sony Vegas Pro and I know I will be using for years to come.



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Monday

CoolWay True Smooth Spray




Hello, Beautiful!

I can't believe spring is here and it's still so cold here. I truly cannot wait for summer! The clothes, the shoes and the styles. Everything is going big and bright this summer and I am loving it!

Every summer I always go through that same routine with my hair, humidity, frizz and all the other wonderful things summer brings to my hair, so when I was contacted by beautystat.com to try this I  jumped at the opportunity.

CoolWay True Smooth Spray 6.7oz





Are you ready for damage-free, smooth, beautiful hair today? True Smooth allows you to get gorgeous flat iron results with just your blow dryer and without heat damage! Infused with low heat-activated AminoLock MAB, our patent-pending molecule which holds your hairstyle safely from inside the cuticle as you blow dry. The result – smooth, healthy, beautiful hair – faster, easier, and without damage.
Look like you just stepped out of a salon, everyday.


  • Get flat iron results with just your blow dryer.
  • Fast and easy! Blow Dry to smooth in half the time!
  • Clinically proven to: Strengthen hair four times 
  • reduce hair breakage by 75%, and reduce frizz by 50%
  • Safe and effective for all hair types


Here is a short review on my thoughts and opinions of CoolWay True Smooth Spray.




Use code BeautyStat14 to receive a 10% discount on all °Coolway purchases at  getcoolway.com  (not including shipping revenue and taxes).


This item was provided for review courtesy of BeautyStat.com.


Product was sent to me by beautystat.com for review
All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Sunday

Lavina SkinCare Hydrating Facial Serum Review




LAVINA SKINCARE HYDRATING FACIAL SERUM

Barbary Fig Seed Oil is one of the most precious and expensive oils in the world. Extracted from the seeds of a rare cactus plant commonly known as the prickly pear (opuntia ficus-indica) by cold pressing and thus retaining it's purity.

BENEFITS

Wonderful for hormonal skin types
Extraordinary hydrating powers thanks to Vitamin E and Linoleic Acid
Fights wrinkles and under-eye darkness
Reduces rosacea, soothes sunburns and calms inflammation
Powerful antioxidant stimulates cell renewal and helps protect against free radicals

HOW TO USE

The bottle is equipped with a roll on to conserve oil. Roll a fine layer of Barbary seed oil directly on CLEANSED affected areas then massage gently until completely absorbed. Recommended use is once a day before bed but for extra hydration use twice a day.

LAVINA SKINCARE HYDRATING FACIAL SERUM REVIEW.




I was sent this product for review all thoughts and opinions are my own.



Photo Credit: My Daughter Jamie.

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Friday

250 Subscriber Favorites Giveaway!!

250 Subscriber Favorites Giveaway!!

250 Subscriber Favorites Giveaway!! I am so excited to be giving away some of my favorite products in celebration of reaching 250 subscribers on YouTube!!

I am giving away 4 products that I love.

Manomai Facial Serum specifically made for your blood type.
http://www.manomai.com/

SteamCream  a cream moisturizer created with steam and comes in customized tins.
https://www.steamcream.com/

MommyMakeup a concealer that can be used as a highlighter as well as a eye shadow primer base.
http://www.mommymakeup.com/

Skinetica a toner that give instant results and can be used as a base before foundation.
http://www.skinetica.co.uk/




The rules for the giveaway are simple.

Like this video.
Comment on this video.
Subscribe to my channel.

You have to be an active subscriber to my channel to be eligible for the giveaway.

If you unsubscribe after the giveaway you will not be allowed to enter in future giveaways.

This giveaway will run for 2 weeks, the winner will be announced in the first week of April.

Good Luck to all who enter :)


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Wednesday

Camera updates

Today I wanted to talk to you all about cameras. If you run a blog or vlog you will know that your camera helps represent your blog or channel. Your photos or videos help get the message across that you mean business and you take pride in what you do.

I recently went to bestbuy to see what they have to offer, I really wanted to get out of filming my videos  with a webcam. I wanted to step up my game a bit. so I found a camera that was pretty decent and a good price under 200 dollars, filmed in HD and had a viewfinder.


SAMSUNG HMX-F90


Get the Best Shots with a 52x Zoom
720p HD Video Recording
One-Touch Sharing Button Lets you Quickly Upload your Videos to YouTube

The Samsung HMX-F90 Is a lightweight camera films in 720p HD, has a viewfinder and is able to take snapshots. I talked to the salesman about the options, if it had a rechargeable battery, can I record while its charging, all the usual questions and I liked my options so I said yes to the camera and walked around the store while holding the box to my new camera.

As I was walking through the Aisles, I spotted the most beautiful thing I have even seen.
The SONY NEX-5T. OMG! This this was amazing, the only thing it didn't do was juliann fries.
It had more bells and whistles than I knew what to do with. So impulsively I took that instead, mind you I was not talked into the purchase my the salesman, but my 15 year old, who said we will always have it and since she is a photography nut it was worth it. I did pay over 600 bucks for it and was kicking myself in the ass on the way home, asking myself, why did I do that? Do I really need that much camera?

SONY NEX-5T


16.1MP APS-C sensor
Up to 10 fps shooting
Fast Hybrid AF with phase detection
Full HD movies at 60p/60i/24p
Built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC
180° tiltable touchscreen
Up to ISO 25600
E-mount 16-50mm lens


I brought it home and immediately began playing with it, I even instagrammed it trying to get some gratification for my purchase, but the truth is I only felt worse.

I made one video with it and discovered that I am not ready for that much camera. There were features on this camera I would never use or never need to use.

So I returned it and went for the original camera I went to look at. Yes it doesn't do all those fancy things the other one did, but the price difference takes a lot of guilt off of me.

I do like the ease of the camera, the portability and the price.

DO you feel guilty after making a impulse buy? I know I do.


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Thursday

Manomai Around the Clock Facial Serum




Hello, Beautiful!

If you follow me anywhere you will know that I got a new camera and I am in love! It does amazing things, I will share all the details about it on interwebschic.com.

Now, I have another item I am in love with and it also does amazing things!
I am officially addicted to Serums! I love them and the benefits are so much greater then that of a normal moisturizer. The are able to go deeper and work harder to moisturize and deal with imperfections we are all trying to hard to get rid of, fine lines, large pores, scares and wrinkles. I love applying a good serum especially at night, because that's when my skin does it most powerful work to rejuvenate itself. Now there are a whole boatload of serums out there in this great big world, but there is only one that is tailor made just for you!

How can this be? One word Manomai. Try saying that three times fast!


Manomai have created an innovative range of moisturizing face creams exclusively formulated to work in harmony with your blood group. Your skin is the largest organ in the body, providing a natural barrier against the outside world. Manomai moisturizers contain only the highest-quality active ingredients, specifically blended to gently boost your skin’s defences and restore your natural genetic rhythm. Manomai bring an entirely new approach to natural skincare.

This serum is created based on the skin type of each blood group





Now, when the company first approached me to review this product I will admit I was a bit freaked out, I mean they wanted to know my blood type?! If I hadn't gone through issues with my last pregnancy I would not have known how to answer lol!





I received the product about a week ago, now I do like to review all my products at least two weeks before I give a review, but this couldn't wait! This stuff is a miracle in a jar.
My kids noticed it first after two days and said my skin looked better, they know I have been battling skin issues for a while, then my husband said something, then the ultimate test! My sister mentioned my skin while we were face timing and she remarked how she noticed my skin looked brighter and more soft.

I have large pores you can fit a family and their mini van inside one pore! I said you guys are all nuts, what ever drugs your taking I want some too! So I went to the mirror and I am not going to claim they were gone, but you had to look for them now! They weren't at prominent as they used to be. I also read some of the facts that they have on the website about blood types and our bodies and they make a lot of sense.

The creator of the serum did not want to put anything harmful on her skin, not being able to find anything to suit her need, she made it herself!



The product looks like a milky liquid and applies watery. I apply this in a thin layer over my face and neck and allow my skin to absorb it day and night. There is practically no scent to this product which I love. the only thing I have a problem with is the dispenser.
I don't know if its the plastic or what, but it doesn't dispense the pea sized amount you are supposed to apply, so I just open it up like a jar and get what I need out.



The packaging itself is adorable and feels very luxurious with the frosted glass in its cute egg shape. When I received my package It was so beautiful I didn't want to open it, I tried to salvage the beautiful bow, but that never happens hehe :)



You really do feel the quality and the passion of the company behind this product.
This serum has become a daily staple in my routine in the short time I have owned it.

I recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a healthy alternative to skin care.

You can visit the Manomai website http://www.manomai.com/ and hear for yourself all the ways it can benefit your skin in a way that is tailor made to you.

This Product was sent to me for review. all Thoughts and Opinions are my own.

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Tuesday

SteamCream Review

Hi, beautiful!

I few weeks ago I was sent a tin of SteamCream to try out and review.  I decided  to film the review and share it with you down below.

SteamCream Review


to order visit the Steam cream official website https://www.steamcream.com/

This product was sent to me by the company for review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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How long should your YouTube video be?


YouTube has given us the ability to make longer videos and this is great for webinars, talkshows, news shows and the like, but why is everyone jumping on the 15 min and over bandwagon?

I am going to share with you the unspoken truth about how long a video should me and why.

How long should your YouTube video be.

There are two different categories we will be looking into the newbies and the vets. 

Vets. 

Are the YouTube stars, you know who they are because you watch them almost every other day and if you are watching them you obviously aren't a vet, yet anyway.

Newbies.

Are people like me who are trying to find a place or a corner in the YouTube world. We have less then 1,000 subbies and majority of our subbies are people looking for the same thing.

So lets talk about videos. 


A Vet makes a video and in the first hour it's on the popular page of YouTube, everybody and their mom has seen, like and commented on the video. Great everyone is happy. You know why? I'll tell you in a bit.

A Newbie makes a video uploads it and crickets start chewing at the cobwebs in your corner of YouTube, Why, I'll tell you later.

Editing.

The average Vet sets up and films for over an hour, edits the video for almost over 3 hours and uploads a 10 minuet video on a certain day.

The average Newbie records 20 some odd minuets of footage slaps a song on top, snips a few clips here and there and in 30 minutes they upload their 20 min video.

Did you catch that right there?

Right! Nobody wants to see a nobody do anything, do you? I know I don't. I mean I don't have twenty minuets to sit through the news some days, let alone watch someone do something on YouTube.

There is nothing wrong with a long video, but not right off the bat, straight out of the gate. People will start to say oh no, they uploaded another 20 plus min video, I really like this person but man 20 minuets, really?

You can upload a 20 plus minuet video once you gather a following and have a reason for it.

YouTube is like fishing you need to be patient, find the right bait, then reel them in. Once they are hooked they are hooked. Feed them small amounts, then go on to bigger things.

I have a list of what is average for a YouTube video length. Please understand that you have to sell your video in the first 30 seconds for anyone to sit through the rest of it.

Think movie trailer, the highlights of the film are put into a 1 min spot to make you buy the ticket to see it.


  • If you are teaching something do it under 10 minuets.
  • If your are reviewing something do it under 5 minuets.
  • If you are doing a collection do it under 15 minuets.
  • If you are just vlogging 5 minutes is enough.



Keep in mind these are newbie times, once you go vet add 5 - 10 minuets
depending on what you are filming about.

Do your research and see what the vets are doing and how long their videos are.

Do you think this is a good summation? If not please let me know :)



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Monday

Google Analytics real time overview junkie

Hi everyone!

I wanted to share my newest addiction with you. Over the past few months I have gotten into a lot of SEO type stuff and I have learned to do some pretty nifty things to get my blog off the ground and I do share what I learn as I learn it with you, so that you can apply these things to your blog too!

Now onto this addiction! I have been watching my Google Analytics real time overview. Whew, did you get all that? Google analytics is a bit of code you get from google and you place it somewhere on your blog and its gives you your site stats.


Where you place this code is important as to how you want your page views to count. If you place it at the bottom of the page, then your readers will have to get towards the bottom of your page, if you place it near the top then just them opening the page counts as a view.

I personally placed my code at the bottom, I want to track real views and not fly by night page opens.

Google Analytics allows you to view your stats in real time.


Google Analytics real time overview


This is a screenshot of what it looks like in live view, the info has been blanked out, but you get the idea.

How I like to do this is, I let my post go live, I visit my page, send it to buffer and visit my Google Analytics and watch how many people visit my page. Sometimes I get many visitors, sometimes none. It depends a lot on time of day and day of the week. I am so addicted I have to watch at least once a day.

Are you a Analytics junkie too? if you would like a tutorial on how to add Google Analytics to your blog please let me know :)

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The Relationship Daily




Hello beautiful!

If you follow me anywhere on the interwebs, you may have seen my posts about relationships and the like.
I am going through a separation right now and I am not sure where its going to end. What I am sure of however is that my happiness and peace of mind will be at the center of my decision.

I also looked online to try to find a blog or something pertaining to relationships and nothing that really spoke to me popped up. I wanted a site where I could hear someone's opinions on what I was going through, someone to understand and it is sad that I couldn't get that.

So I created a relationship blog, a place where I can state what's going on in my heart and mind pertaining to what I am going through and the only opinion I will have to fall back on will be yours.

 The Relationship Daily. I wrote this blog to give people hope in their decisions about their relationships and to fight stereotypes in relationships.

www.therelationshipdaily.blogspot.com



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Sunday

How to Spend your First Day Alone

How to spend your first day alone


The first day alone will be pretty calm and quiet, even though there wasn't much talking going on anyway. There is a serenity about it. you feel like a weight has been lifted. The day even looks a little different. You wake up with a sense of what do you want to do for you today. Here are some ideas that you can do on your

HOW TO SPEND YOUR FIRST DAY ALONE.



Lounge out.

I am wrapped up in a fuzzy blanket right now sitting by a window with a cup of coffee. I love lounging out, fermenting, just sitting and pretty much doing nothing.

BREAKFAST.

 After lounging I will go to a little diner I know and have a small breakfast. I find that eating light on your first day is best, you don't want to feel heavy. But if thats your thing then knock yourself out, this is about you right?

ENVIRONMENT.

After breakfast, come back home and look at your place or room, where ever you are. If you lived with someone or not an environmental change will help. Move all their stuff to the garage or basement. You dont want to start a war over what's mine, what's yours, so be fair and put them somewhere safe and dry. The change in scenery will feel good.

PATIENCE.

Taking your time is so important right now. Nothing needs to be done in a day, do little things that make a big impact. You shouldn't want to talk to them right now. It  will confuse the situation more, if they do call, just have a as needed conversation but nothing more, be civil, not rude and let the conversation come to a close. whether they say you have an attitude or not shouldnt matter to you. You're talking a break and if they cant understand that then too bad.

Now I am going to go and enjoy my FDA. What would you do on your FDA? (First Day Alone).

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What you Learn After a Terrible Fight


Take a deep breath and exhale. Relationships aren't like fairytales or Disney movies. Infact they are sometimes the exact opposite. I am not going to tell you my story because it is just too long and sad to tell, but I will tell you what I have learned from them. Having a fight is a normal part of any relationship in fact if there isn't any arguing, odds are something is wrong.  I am not talking about those little what are we going eat? or Why did you look at her that way? Kinda fight. The one where you get that light bulb moment where you say, I have has enough and I am done kinda fight. The fight where you hold nothing back and aren't afraid to let it all out.

What you Learn After a Terrible Fight.

I didn't say breakup, I said fight. After all this maybe what the relationship needed.

People lie.

Not in general, but they do lie. When dating people don't show they're lazy, insecure, procrastinating or whatever ways. This comes after time spent together and the reality is you may not like it.

Compatibility.

The relationship has to be good when things are bad. If the relationship can't weather the storm then it just won't last.

Trust.

Relationship secrets are never kept. After a terrible fight anything you say during the good times, can and will be held against you.

Change.

the things that you once found cute or adorable, now make you irritated and you find them annoying.

Reality.

After a terrible fight, if you don't get a sense of what you want or you are not able to deal with the relationship being over afterwards, keep your mouth shut.

Self Worth.

Don't ever forget who you are and what you bring to the relationship. Don't feel you have to settle for anything you don't deserve.

Time.

Sometimes you need a break from the relationship in order to see how you feel. Maybe you will miss them, maybe you will want to work on things and maybe you wont. Maybe you will feel being alone is what is best.
The only way for you to decide what is best for you is to give your heart and mind a much overdue break.


I am not telling you to go and have a terrible fight, but if you do, give yourself some time and space and see what arises, you may feel free or you may feel alone, either way you have to do whats best for you.
Don't feel pressured to stay in a relationship if you aren't happy, you shouldn't have to sacrifice your happiness for someone else's.

Thats just how I feel about it.

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Saturday

Saturday Night Showdown


Elf cover everything concealer VS Cover FX Foundation


Hello, beautiful! It's Saturday and I am going to have a showdown between to products that I adore.
These products may claim to do the same things or may be used the same way. I am going to Put them in a head to head comparison, I am not going to tell you which I like best, but I am going to tell you how they can be used in the same way,

SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN

ELF COVER EVERYTHING CONCEALER VS. COVER FX CREAM FOUNDATION


product comparison

PRICING: 

ELF- $2.00 
COVER FX - $42.00

PACKAGING:

ELF - Clear plastic very simple.
COVER FX - Silver plastic has a large mirror and a compartment for a sponge applicator.

PRODUCT SIZE:

ELF - 0.141. oz
COVER FX - 33.oz


saturday night showdown

ELF COVER EVERYTHING CONCEALER

ELF.COM SAYS: This rich blendable cream concealer easily covers under-eye circles and imperfections for flawless looking coverage. Simply dab concealer onto areas you wish to cover for a flawless, natural look! The safe, gentle formula is ideal for all skin types for beautiful healthy-looking skin.

HOW TO APPLY: With your fingertips dab onto areas you wish to conceal and gently pat into the skin to smooth and blend. Build coverage as desired. Set with powder for long-lasting coverage. 

INGREDIENTS: Octyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Cera Microcristallina (Microstalline Wax), Mica, Polyethylene, Ozokerite, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499

PERSONAL OPINION:

This product blends well and leaves a nice finish, can be a tad drying. Good coverage, using a hydrating face primer is recommended.


Saturday night showdown

COVER FX CREAM FOUNDATION

SEPHORA.COM SAYS: This foundation provides an all-day radiant finish that nourishes and protects with antiaging benefits. The buildable formula can provide medium to full coverage and offers SPF 30, full UV protection, and all-day wear. This clinically tested, vegan product does not contain gluten, mineral oil, or talc.

HOW TO APPLY: -Apply a small amount with the Cream Foundation Brush, starting in the center of face blending outward until the desired coverage is achieved.
-Build Total Cover Cream Foundation on areas/spots that require more coverage.
-Set with Matte or Illuminating Setting Powder.

INGREDIENTS: -Octocrylene 8.5% -Octisalate 5% -Avobenzone 3%

PERSONAL OPINION: Thick formula, you have to work in smaller sections, great coverage blends well, a bit drying. A hydrating face primer is recommended.



Elf Cover everything VS. Cover FX

Note: I use both of these products as a highlighter and a concealer under my foundation. Both work the same and offer the same result.


So there you have it, the final decision is yours.
Have you used either of these products, what are your thoughts?


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Friday

Friday Flakes, Fab and Fails

I am going to share with you three products that fall into three categories for me Flake, Fab and Fail. I do my best to love all my products, but sometimes, geez, they just don't work out. And here we are.



Hello, Beautiful!

Well it's Friday again, I can't believe how fast this week has gone by. Before we begin I just want to say thanks to everyone who has subscribed, liked, commented and followed this week. I also have a series on my other blog that talks about things that ticked me off this week,so if you want to check that out click http://www.interwebschic.com/2014/03/things-that-ticked-me-off-this-past-week.html now on to.


Friday Flakes, Fab and Fails

I am going to share with you three products that fall into three categories for me Flake, Fab and Fail.
I do my best to love all my products, but sometimes, geez, they just don't work out. And here we are.



Flake

ELF TINTED MOISTURIZER SPF 20

I saw it and thought I would love it, but I didn't. I will say a little goes a long way with this, because it wouldn't go into my skin and it ended up looking streaky and patchy.

I saw it and thought I would love it, but I didn't. I will say a little goes a long way with this, because it wouldn't go into my skin and it ended up looking streaky and patchy.




Fab

SEPHORA WATER PROOF JUMBO EYE PENCIL 12HR WEAR


This lil or Jumbo pencil has saved many eye shadows from the trash. I apply this to my lid and it gives life to any shade I apply to it. it give a nice white pearled base. I have a warning though. Don't blend it out with a swipe, I found that patting is best and sharpen before use, when it gets dry it can get patchy, but other than that it is a great base for the eyes or a inner eye brightener.

This lil or Jumbo pencil has saved many eye shadows from the trash. I apply this to my lid and it gives life to any shade I apply to it. it give a nice white pearled base. I have a warning though. Don't blend it out with a swipe, I found that patting is best and sharpen before use, when it gets dry it can get patchy, but other than that it is a great base for the eyes or a inner eye brightener.



Fail

MERLOT GRAPE SEED EYE CREAM


As a kid, have you ever put glue all over your hand and peeled it off? Well, that is exactly what this looks like and feels like. Don't get me wrong I am no expert on eye creams, but aren't they supposed to moisturize the eye area? For me this was the exact opposite. I will say that it does reduce puffiness because it makes my under eye area so tight and dry that it enhances my fine lines and wrinkles in my eye area. I really wanted to like this, I have heard good things about it, but for me it just didn't.

As a kid, have you ever put glue all over your hand and peeled it off? Well, that is exactly what this looks like and feels like. Don't get me wrong I am no expert on eye creams, but aren't they supposed to moisturize the eye area? For me this was the exact opposite. I will say that it does reduce puffiness because it makes my under eye area so tight and dry that it enhances my fine lines and wrinkles in my eye area. I really wanted to like this, I have heard good things about it, but for me it just didn't.

So there you have it. Friday Flakes, Fab & Fails, until next week :)

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http://www.themakeupsquid.com/2014/02/friday-flakes-fab-fails.html


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Thursday

Is it wrong to ask for help?


Hello, beautiful :)

Today I wanted to ask you a question. As a blogger, there are certain things that are shunned upon, blogger bashing, false reviews, being full of yourself, not being apart of the community and other things like that. So my question to you is.

Is it wrong to ask for help?

This is something that I have been thinking about for a while and was very afraid to do anything about it.
My plan is for my Blog and Youtube channel to grow and I want to run it full time, This is something that has been a dream of mine for a long time now. Truth being told I had to actually talk my husband into me taking on this venture. He isn't big on social media and me being out there in the internet world. So This has actually been a year in the making before I posted anything. I had to make sure my household was going to support me and to be honest, he supports me even though he doesn't like it.

So getting back to my point is that, this has been very hard for me to get going and I have been scrimping and scraping all that I can to get it going and it has been great, to me anyway. He still doesn't see it. But he is on board. Now, my problem is I have kids and filming during the day is impossible, thats why most of my videos are filmed with music over them. There is a lot of footage of me stopping my eye makeup to deal with the kids and a lot of me yelling down the hall. This has become very discouraging for me and there have been times where I have just turned off the webcam and walked away with a half of my face done. either something had to be done or the sun went down and I lost my window to film in decent light.

I really want to be able to film at night without a problem, when the kids are asleep and the day is done.
I want to be able to turn on the lights and film without the worry of my coloring being off and whole video wasted because everything is washed out. Right now I film with a webcam and its ok for reviews and tags, but tutorials or GRWM videos are almost impossible to do.

I went to the site gofundme.com and I set up an account. This website allows you to place your need,want,wish, etc. You set a amount you need and generous people make donations to your cause. Which is really a great idea, but I chickened out and didn't put the link anywhere for fear that people will not like the idea of my asking for help.

A blogger friend of mine set one up and when I saw it I wanted to cry, she had the guts to do something I didn't. I went to her account and tried to give what I had in my paypal, but I had less than the $5 minimum.
So I couldn't donate to her. Which made me feel even worse.

So my question to you is, Is it wrong to ask for help?


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Things that ticked me off this past week

Things that ticked me off this past week


Okay, So we have made it through another week and here we are with another ticked off thursday.
You may be saying to yourself, hmm she gets ticked off a lot. I do, sometimes things just tick me off and I want to tell you about them :)

Things that ticked me off this past week.

I have noticed that my blog growth has slowed down since I have become more active, which makes no sense. When I did post as often, people followed more.

I also have a problem when I film my videos, it really takes alot out of me and I cant film with ease, but who does film with ease?

My editing software keeps crashing as I am doing more intricate stuff with my editing, so I had to switch to a better program, but its the free version and I cant afford the full version yet.

I signed up with gofundme.com to get some help in getting a better camera for videos and a lighting setup, but I chickend out and didn't post it, so it sitting on the website awaiting me to post it.

Now that I have though of these things I am ticked off again!
What has ticked you off this week?


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