Pros and Cons About Etsy

Happy Thursday!
Hope your week has been a good one so far. Today I will be talking about the good and the bad about shopping on Etsy. Enjoy!
Pros:
The website provides you with many products to choose from and competitive prices. The products offered are unique and many handmade. You support small businesses and discover cool little shops to buy from in the future.
Cons:
The biggest downside is the shipping cost, shipping can sometimes be more than what the product you want to purchase. There is also no way to really communicate with sellers about products you purchase from them. Lastly there is no way to verify whether a product listed as vintage really is legit.
Overall, I would still shop on Etsy but only once in awhile and for items I can’t find anywhere else. I would rate the website a 7/10.

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Always Changing

“Personality can change more during our 20s than at any other decade in life. Our 20s are the defining decade of adulthood. 80% of life’s most defining moments take place by about age 35,” (Megan Erickson, 2017).
It is a time where people are exploring and trying to figure themselves out. I know this all sounds so cliché but it honestly true. College is a time for finding out who we are and who we eventually want to be. I don’t believe that we ever stop exploring who we are, I think we are always changing throughout our lifetime.
Recently I kind of had a revelation, I realized I didn’t like who I was becoming. It hit me like a ton of bricks just out of nowhere. With someone that has depression this new “hatred” for myself made everything worse. I hated myself for everything I had done in my past, I started regretting choices I had made, reminded myself of the people I hurt, and just started to think I was a failure. It honestly was scary having all these thoughts in my head and thinking my whole life was a mistake and I had wasted it doing everything wrong. Thankfully I had my husband there to help me get out of that state of mind.
Now that it is over, and I am feeling better I have made the following conclusions:
1. I’m human, I will make mistakes.
2. It is ok to still not be sure who I am.
3. Don’t dwell on your past, focus on what you can still change.
4. Lean on those you love, that is what they are there for.
It is never too late to change or to explore who you are and most of all make sure to love yourself no matter what.

Should I start a Youtube channel?

I am back once again, yes I’ve been gone for awhile once again. I suck at this ok! Please forgive me I am just all over the place. Anyways, I wanted to run some ideas with you guys and I need your help! Ok so for the longest time I have been wanting to start a Youtube channel but I keep pushing it off. First, I can’t even figure out what theme I even want to go with then I don’t know how to start a video, what my catch phrase will be, etc. So that is why I am here begging for your input.
Should I make a channel about depression, anxiety, and how to deal with it, makeup/lifestyle, or a combo of both? Any piece of advice would be greatly appreciated!

I got Married!

Technically I got married back in September but since I was gone from my blog for so long I am barely sharing now. So here are the deets!
I got married September 2, 2017 at my husband’s parent’s backyard. It was a super intimate ceremony that was conducted by one of our friends. There was only 17 people present that day. The weather was a bit hot but ceremony was done at 5pm so it was definitely much cooler by then. The ceremony itself only lasted five minutes! World record i’d say! lol
Overall it was a great intimate wedding. We do plan on having a second church wedding next year which will be much bigger and at a different location. Now I leave you with some wedding photos!DSC_0474.jpgDSC_0491.jpgDSC_0528.jpgDSC_0624.jpgDSC_0693.jpgDSC_0729.jpg

Thanks for reading! 🙂

Make Your Own Sanctuary

Recently I received a generous amount on a gift card for my birthday and I decided to use that money wisely. I used it to buy items to create myself a “sanctuary” a place where I can go and relax. It is important to create a safe place where we feel the most comfortable and relaxed. When life has you stressed and overwhelmed we need to take a moment to breathe and being surrounded by things that relax us is essential.

When making your sanctuary make sure to include plants or elements of nature. It is scientifically proven that the color green and nature brings calming affects. Another thing to include is a comfortable place to sit/lay such as a chair or sofa. A blanket and pillow is good as well because when we get really relaxed we might want to cozy up and take a nap! Lastly I would recommend to include a table to place items on such as a hot coffee, laptop, or a book.

Now go create your own sanctuary loves!

Mystic Divine Hair Dye Review

Mystic recently came out with a hair dye line. They use to only carry hair treatment products which I have used a few times and liked so I figured I would try the dye as well. The color I used was 1N (natural black) and I used a 20 volume developer. I followed the instructions that were provided on the inside of the actual box itself which I did not like because you had to rip open the box. The packaging itself is cute and price was reasonable ($6.49 for color and got developer free as part of a buy 1 get 1 free at Sally’s).

The developer smelled pretty good, wasn’t too strong or anything. The color comes in a tube and it has creme texture. Once mixed the product was easy to apply and did not make my scalp burn like some dye. I left the dye on for 45mins as instructed and washed my hair out. While I was washing it out for a good 5mins color was still coming out?! Normally permanent hair color does not bleed so much so I was surprised this one was. The final color was true to what the box claimed: black. You usually can’t go wrong with black.

I am writing this review two weeks after dying my hair and the color seems to be sticking but I am still seeing color in the shower! Also my old color that I had dyed over is starting to peak through! I have never in the history of dying my hair had a black hair dye let color show through. This product was a fail! I will have to redo my hair soon to coverup the peaking color. The will give it a good note that it did not damage my hair. The product contains a lot of good oils to help with your hair health(maybe why color didn’t stick due to oil?) but besides that overall not a good product.

I would give this product a 1 out of 5 stars due to the previous color peaking and the bleeding. I have never had this issue with any other permanent hair dye. I would not recommend but feel free to try it for yourself.

Hair Color Addict

 

Hey Guys! Today I wanted to talk about how often I change my hair color like its a new outfit. I am addicted! I love experimenting with colors and hair is one thing I feel like is a great canvas to use. Not only does it give you a whole new look, but it helps you express yourself. I would totally recommend for those up for it to try it out! Its fun and unique. Only thing I advise is you do it the smart way because I surely did not. Yikes!
Since January I have changed my hair color four times and thats in the short time of three months! I had another crazy phase about a year ago where I changed my color three times but in just a month! That definitely killed my hair that I had to chop it off (why I have short hair now).  I know I AM INSANE! Don’t get me wrong, I do love the colors but doing it so often definitely takes its toll on your hair health.
With that being said, I have made the smart choice to go back to a normal hair color and give my hair a break for awhile so it can get healthy again. So if you plan on taking that journey down wild hair make sure you treat your hair well. Be patient, don’t go bleaching your hair over and over again until it falls off just because you already got tired of a color and you want it out of your hair. Condition, condition, and condition! Don’t let your hair get thirsty.Don’t repeat my mistakes!
Will I ever go back to vivd colors?
Probably, haha. I will learn from my mistakes and be smarter about it!
Thanks for reading! 🙂