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Ways to Stay Productive

Hello my fellow followers!

 

I am back on this page to share with you another post for my blog.  So I wanted to do a personal development piece because I find that very important.  How many of you guys know the importance of staying productive throughout the whole week? It is very important because if you are a goal slayer like me, then you should understand the importance of being productive and on top of your A game!  Here are some ways to staying productive .

 

  1. Write down your goals down; whether you are typing it on the computer or writing them down.  Make sure you are ahead of the ball game to what you want to achieve 
  2. Meditate and pray about what it is that you want to accomplish in life
  3. If your job doesn’t require a lot of work (like mine for instance) and you aren’t that busy, work on some of your goals at work.  I always blog when I’m at my desk and I’m not that busy.  I work on interview questions or new book projects.  That way I will have those tasks knocked out the way.
  4. Stay focused! That’s the important part! In order to succeed at what your goals are, you must first stay focused and don’t allow distractions to get you off track!

 

 

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Outfit of The Day

 

One thing I like working at Kohl’s on the weekend is the fact we can wear jeans and any shirt except for graphic tees.  Because VA weather in October is bipolar and some days it gets hot and other days are cold.  That’s why now I’m feeling a little sick because of this weather. I wanted to share a little bit of what I usually wear on the weekends. My style is very unique and simple.  I don’t always follow the fashion trend out here just because I like my own style and I’m very content with that.  Today I am wearing a black and pink hoodie I got from Rainbow Shops in Williamsburg, VA a couple of weeks ago that has Faith on the front and back as well.  

I love inspirational hoodies and shirts because it makes me feel good.  My outfit costs less than $80 and sometimes you have to learn how to shop smart without going over your budget!

My high top converses came from Kohl’s when they had the 35 percent off for associate shop.  I ended up paying probably less than thirty dollars for them.  I love these shoes because of the colors and the fact that these are my very first high-tops with converses.  All my other ones are low tops.  The jeans I had for years and years and believe it or not, they still fit! LOL.  I didn’t put the jewelry to go along with it, but I will be wearing silver hoop earrings and no necklace only because of how the neck is set up on the hoodie.

 

 

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Lip Stick Colors That Will Get You in the Halloween Spirit

This post is for all my beauty bloggers, beauty lovers and those who just love anything that’s beauty related! Happy Halloween to each and everyone of you!  I want to share some of these hot colors that can be worn for Halloween…or anytime really if you are really bold enough to wear these colors.  This purple metallic color  is called “Two Faced” that can be purchased at Nordstrom Rack. It is a throwback Metallic Lipstick. 

NYX Professional has always been one of my favorite brands for make up.  I wear their eyeliner, eye shadow and eyebrow liner products.  I haven’t really tried their lipsticks yet, but I will be trying it soon, especially this color which can be worn almost everyday if you dare to be gold! It has that matte finish to it which doesn’t fade or anything.  This color is called “Goaldigger”  I like that name because I am always trying to achieve all my goals every month and every year!

This color is from the Pretty Zombie Cosmetics Line.  I’m not really a big fan of this color, but it is perfect for Halloween and for parties in general.  If you decide that you would like to wear it out, you are very BOLD!

I found this image on Pintrest and thought this was really awesome! I like the ombre mixed color, but I don’t think I can wear a two-toned color out in public, but for this special day, I think I could pull it off.  This color is called Indigo Summer.

I definitely love this color! This reminds me of a lipstick I have at home which is by the “The Balm” Brand and the color I have is called “Adoring” This matte color can go good with just about everything!

Another Bold combination of colors for Halloween.  I like the dark colors more because it goes better with my complexion.  Most basic colors to wear for Halloween are bold like dark reds, plums, greens, and some blacks.  Whatever colors you decide to wear, be Bold and be You!

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Cell Phone Case Addiction: Save Me Now!

I don’t ever want to limit myself on the number of obsessions I decide to share on my blog posts because they will vary.   So today in this new blog post I have another obsession and a product review all at the same time.  

Ever since I owned a cell phone, I always had a heavy addiction to phone cases.  Over the years, I had about 12 cases for each phone! I know that sounds really crazy, but that was the honest truth! They were different ones from Disney to blinged out ones to water proof cases.  But now that I have a new I phone, I only have three cases for this one.  I just recently changed my phone case and put on the new army print Military Grade phone case which I love because it makes my phone bigger than it already is.  I love the way it looks and feel on my phone and the fact it has a strap is even better!

Trust me, this is my last phone case! I can’t continue wasting money on new phone cases when I know good and well I can’t wear all of them. LOL. I have three so I can rotate whenever I feel like it.   Now that I have a better I Phone, I just love using the picture effects and portrait mode for my pictures.  They look very professional.  So no more phone cases for me. The one I just recently purchased on Amazon I truly love!

 

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Bead Hauling at Michael’s

I started making bracelets several years ago and I definitely don’t regret it at all! It’s a great therapeutic way to regain your focus and stress.  Michael’s has everything when it comes to jewelry making! I like to go when they have coupons and sales.  The current sale that is going on is 3 for $9.99 for ALL beads! Now if you are a bead addict like me, then you know this is a great sale! LOL! I had a very hard time deciding what three colors I should get to make more bracelets, but the sale ends on November 2nd, so I definitely will be going back to buy other colors and styles especially with my coupon I have to save money!

I saw an angel pattern I really love so I decided to get a strand of that and other purple beads to blend in when I make about two or three bracelets.  Awesome huh? I make Breast Cancer bracelets as well in honor of my grandmother who passed away from breast cancer back in 2012.

I have made earrings as well, but bracelets I enjoy making more.  The breast cancer bracelet is called “The Catherine Britton Breast Cancer Bracelet”  One day I want to sell 1k and donate half to the local breast cancer foundation.  I really want to partner with a local chapter or an event where I can sell my customized bracelet.  I will have a video in the next few posts of me making a bracelet that will be uploaded to my You Tube page as well.  Stay tuned!

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Skin Care Product Reviews: The World of Nivea, CeraVe and Dove

How many of you know the importance of having a clear and hydrating skin?  I have tried over the years various of face cleanser products since I have sensitive and dry skin.  I tried Clean N Clear, but it left my face feeling tight and dry and I think my face was a little allergic to it.  I just decided not to use any cleansers on my face for awhile and just wash my face with warm water to see how it does.  Then I started using dove beauty bar to wash my face some mornings and every night especially when I wear make up.  

 

I haven’t tried the Hydrating cleanser, but I will in the near future.  This facial wash goes on really smooth and it leaves my face feeling moist and hydrated.  I can definitely feel the difference between the clean and clear brand and CeraVe brand.  I definitely recommend this brand if you are looking for a good facial wash to use.  We finally have a winner! 

I definitely wanted to try this type of dove soap since I’m always using the pink one and the original.  I grew up using Dove soap ever since I was an infant.  It is so good for your skin and it smells really good!  Now the Dove exfoliating soap smells really good too and it leaves your skin feeling renewed! It even makes my bathroom smell good! I will highly recommend any Dove products.  When it gets really cold, your body gets a little dehydrated and it requires extra moisture on your skin. 

 

Another product I’ve been using for awhile is Nivea.  Actually my dad introduced me to that brand because other lotions I was using wasn’t giving me enough moisture to my body.  I have been using Nivea products for about two years now and I love every moment of moisturizing my skin, hand and feet. 

 

This 48-hour body lotion is really good and I like the fact it has Shea butter in it.  I use Shea butter on my hair as well.

Looking for a reliable hand creme? Nivea Creme does wonders for your hands! Especially in the winter months, it gets the job done.  It’s made small so you can keep it in your car or purse.

 

Nivea Soft smells AMAZING and I enjoy smelling this scent every morning.  The big jar I use on my feet every morning along with Vaseline and Bath and Body Works True Blue Spa foot cream.  Sometimes I will use it on my skin as well.  The tube I use just on my hands and I keep that in my purse and on my desk at work.  I lotion my hands every time I wash my hands so the moisture doesn’t disappear throughout the day.  You can purchase these products at Wal-Mart, any drug store or even Target.  Oh yeah, Amazon carries them as well!

 

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Monthly Obsessions Part Two

On my last post of monthly obsessions, I showed you guys some cool purchases I made at Kohl’s.  Now I want to share with you guys in this post a purchase I made at one of my favorite stores called Rainbows.  The prices are awesome and the quality of the clothing is decent.  You just really have to know how to shop for good bargains.  And to be honest, not all the quality of clothing is great.  The brands I normally shop for is On Fire which I have to wear a medium because some of the tops run a little small.  I get at least a year of wearing out of the tops I buy for there which is decent because I try to keep all of my tops and sweaters over a year.  It gives me a great reason to not shop as much.  

$10.99

I’m a huge fan of graphic tees and hoodies and when I see them at Rainbows, I try to get them when I see them, but to be honest, my closet is packed enough so I can’t really buy anymore right now. LOL But it was between this hoodie and another one that was gray and pink that had Faith written on the front and back.  But of course i ended up buying both of them.  The Rainbows at Williamsburg Premium Outlets only been there for a month and it was much bigger than the one I normally go.  I just like the colors and the dripping lips which makes this hoodie stands out.  I will probably wear it with my rip jeans and either vans or converse.

I did ended up purchasing the other hoodie as well because the other Rainbow might not have carried it and I don’t plan to go back to the mall anytime soon.  Now I am completely set on my fall gear and I don’t need need any any more clothes for the remainder of the year! (at least I hope I don’t buy anymore.  They have cute graphic sweat shirts as well) 

 

 

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Monthly Obsession: Tis the Season of Boot Season!

So this is my first time ever writing about a monthly obsession and I can honestly say that I have more than one.  We all that one thing that we are obsessed over and whether we can’t afford it at the present moment or can’t eat it at the present moment, we have a plan to get what we want! Sounds familiar?

As for me, I’ve been more of the “go-getter” type in anything that I want, whether it’s a new eye shadow palette or a new phone case for my phone (I am actually proud of myself because I just upgraded my phone and I haven’t purchased a whole lot of phone cases) This month or shall I say the last couple of months I have been obsessing over a few things.  The first item is a pair of combat leopard and plaid print boots I ordered online at Rainbow Shops.

One thing about me is that I don’t tend to follow the latest trend or style because I create my own trend and style! My taste is rather unique and I like to go outside the box just a little to see if I can pull it off! When I first saw these boots online in my promotions email, I knew right then and there that I had to have these cute combat boots! You can say that I am a big fan because I have two other pair of combat boots at my house.  A pair of pink waterproof converse and some Candies combat boots from Kohl’s Department Stores.  It just started getting a little cold where I’m at in Virginia, so I will have plenty of opportunities to wear these boots.  I was thinking of wearing them with a solid denim collared shirt and mild accessories.

What do you guys think about that combination? And be honest! lol. I don’t bite! LOL I purchase a lot of my plaid button down shirts from Kohl’s since I’ve been working there for the last eight years and the discounts are great!  With my associate discount and other discounts we can stack on top of that I sometimes be racking up! There are other obsessions that I have, but I want to save that for my next blog post which will be a continuation.  I can’t wait to share with you all what I’ve been obsessing over! Until then take care and don’t forget to hit that follow/submit button to keep updated of all my blog posts.  

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Become a Side Hu$tler: Creative and Unique Ways to Make an Extra Income

It’s always good to make a little extra money every now and then.  Technology has very well expanded where you can make money even in your sleep.  Check out these creative ways that you can make extra money while still being employed at your full-time job.

  1. Voice-Over Work and Script Reading: Do you have that funny and unique voice or does your friend say that you have a nice voice for reading things? Definitely consider doing some work for a local radio station.
  2. Writing Reviews for Money: How many books do you read or when is the last time you went to a new restaurant? You can leave reviews and express your opinion.
  3. Review Music for Cash
  4. Get cash rebates for scanning your receipts.  There is an app called “Ibotta” where supposedly you can make money off receipts that you keep.  Usually I keep a lot of receipts, so now this has me thinking because I can make extra money on the side.
  5. Sell your wardrobe.  I have heard about people making money by selling their clothes and accessories.  Apps such as Thred up and Posh Mark are pretty decent for selling your wardrobe.
  6. Sell Your Photos: If you have a keen eye for photography or taking unique pictures, then you can definitely start selling your photos to small businesses or local magazines.
  7. Become a Dog Walker: If you are a dog lover, then this is the perfect job for you! You can go to sites like Rover.com or Wag!
  8. Sell your skills: Are you a writer? Do you enjoy editing books? Then how about turning your skills into an income?
  9. Sell Plasma
  10. Take surveys and give your opinion.  Try using Inbox Dollars

Now let’s go out here and make some extra money!!!!

 

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Tis’ The Season of Black Friday

It’s that time again where a lot of retail stores world wide and online is gearing up for all types of sales; marking prices at it’s lowest so customers can buy them.  What’s so crazy is that people will actually camp out the night before whether it’s cold or not waiting for doors to open so they can get what they want.  How many of you all will actually do that or have done that? There is nothing in this world that would actually make me wait in line for hours at a time.  I work at a retail store currently and the first year I’ve worked Black Friday, people were lined up.  I’m not even sure what they wanted so bad that they couldn’t wait until the doors actually opened.  

All I can say is that to prepare for the madness is to mentally plan what you are going to stores for and plan out how long you will be in there and what you will need.  Remember lines will be long, so patience is a must.  If you are planning to go out on Black Friday, what do you normally get? Because I work at a retail store, I don’t even bother to shop there after work because I don’t feel like dealing with the crowd nor the line.  For me personally, it’s best that I work on Thanksgiving day (I don’t know why they even open up on that day) so that I can work when it opens and into the early morning.  There is no way under the sun that I will be working that Friday.  I think another reason why people like to be out in the crowd so much is just to see what others are shopping for or because they just want to be in the crowd just to tell people that they went out on Friday.  

 

 

 

 

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