Why I Wear Lipstick On Tuesdays

Most people hate Mondays. And I understand why. You come back into work from a fun weekend with tons of emails and a lagging brain.

But I don’t hate Mondays. I like coming in refreshed from the weekend and catching up on everything. It’s Tuesdays, the day where all of my work piles up on me, that really causes me a lot of stress.

It got to the point where the dread was so heavy that I needed to figure out something to do. Our office tries to not wear black on Tuesday, because let’s face it we all wear black probably way too often. But apparently it’s also bad for your chakra – I don’t know if this is true, but I can’t really afford any more bad juju.

I also took it upon myself to wear lipstick on Tuesdays. It is just the one thing that makes me feel pretty and the one thing that brightens my day. I start my Tuesdays with a bright pink smile and that makes it just the tiniest bit better.

It’s the little things that make a big difference. We can’t always make the changes we want, I can’t just not come into work on Tuesdays. But I can make the whole experience a little brighter and better.

And that’s how I try to approach everything in life. I might not be able to change the bad things completely, but I can make them a little more bearable if I try.

The Hookup On: Groupon Coupons

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This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

As if I haven’t talked about my trip to Iceland enough, I wanted to focus on a different aspect of the trip. We booked our vacation to Iceland through Groupon and the deal was incredible. Everything went so smoothly and the price was fanastic, I was really happy with the whole process because I don’t have a lot of experience booking trips. I really wonder what I would’ve done without Groupon for this trip.

With Groupon Coupons, you can save big on the deals you’re already getting.  This site allows you to find verified coupons from all of your favorite retailers and it’s completely free to use!

Some coupons I’ve used recently are:

  • 20% off my Fossil purchase
  • Specials at Dominos
  • Free sample of Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash
  • 20% off Gilmore Girls Gear at CafePress

Groupon Coupons puts all deals online and exclusive Groupon deals in one place. I can search for coupons based on where I live or based on where I like to shop. It has coupons to my favorite places like Target, Kohls, and Sephora!

I’m all about saving money and freebies lately. Now I don’t have to search high and low for the best deal possible. If you’re all about sales and deals, you should check out Groupon Coupons at https://www.groupon.com/coupons – happy shopping!

 

8 Things I Don’t Like About Myself

A couple of days ago I wrote about the things I care too much about. It’s refreshing to see all of the things you need to let go written down in a list. Therefore, I decided to write down the things I don’t like about myself in hopes that I can one day let those go as well.

  1. Being introverted
    A lot of people just don’t understand the amount of time I need alone.
  2. My roots are too dark for my blonde hair
    And literally this is always a problem
  3. My weight
    I think I started my first diet in like 7th grade, I’ve always been insecure about it.
  4. Being self conscious without make up
    I don’t go anywhere without it
  5. My pessimism
    I’m very realistic and this often causes me to be pessimistic
  6. My fear of public speaking
    I seriously suck at it
  7. My overthinking
    It drives me insane
  8. I get easily frustrated
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    photo by: https://www.flickr.com/photos/face_it/

The Hookup On: Another Chance To Win!

If you entered my last giveaway – thank you so much!!! And you should do it again! This time there are even better prizes 🙂

I received this amazing JORD watch and really wanted to get a bunch of you guys on board to enter this new giveaway! These unique watches are seriously perfect for men or women, and you just can’t beat a good deal when the watch looks this good. Now that the holidays are here, these watches make the perfect present!

They will even size the watch for you before they send it out and they come in very fancy and beautiful packaging!

Please enter this giveaway to automatically win a $50 e-giftcard for your next watch purchase – no strings attached, just enter!🙂 You have nothing to lose and everything to win when you enter! Go here and enter now: https://www.woodwatches.com/g/hookupcultures

You automatically get the $50 e-giftcard, but you could possibly win a $180 e voucher for these watches. You can buy your Christmas presents with a major discount with these prizes!

You can check out the men’s watches here: https://www.woodwatches.com/shop/men/#hookupcultures

And the women’s watches here: https://www.woodwatches.com/shop/women/#hookupcultures

Let me know if you decide to enter the giveaway – I would really appreciate seeing lots of you enter! I wish you the best of luck🙂

Don’t forget to enter here!

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6 Things I Care Too Much About

I care a lot, I pretend not to care a lot. There are many things that I pay no mind to – but there are just some things that I care too much about. That don’t deserve as much attention as they get. It’s the ugly truth, these are the things I care too much about:

  1. How much I weigh
    It’s not even the number that haunts me, but any extra jiggle.
  2. How many likes I get on Instagram
    Guys I know it doesn’t matter, but it kind of matters.
  3. Going out without make up on
    I’ve seriously been conditioned to wear make up, I’ve been wearing it since I was like 13 and don’t think I’ve left the house without it since then.
  4. When friends hang out without me
    Idk why I get fomo because I probably didn’t want to go anyway
  5. When everyone looks better than I do
    Like, I’m the one who decided to look like bum at dinner but everyone else is in heels with curled hair.
  6. Almost everything I can’t control
    I overthink those little things to death.
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Blush Voxbox Review

I received a box from Influenster this month for free! It was filled with all types of goodies that could come in handy for wedding season – which is perfect for me because I just so happen to be a bridesmaid this summer. I was super excited about getting some cruelty free products as well!


Cruelty free:

Simple Make Up Remover Wipes

Is there anything better for a lazy girl than make up remover wipes? I have pretty sensitive skin, so Simple is a great brand for gentle products that won’t be too harsh on your skin. Plus they’re cruelty free so I 10/10 recommend 🙂

Ardell Lashes

I’ve never used fake lashes before!! But I was super stoked to receive these, they look SO natural and aren’t too chunky on my eye lids. They can be a little sticky, but this was also my first time applying lashes and I wasn’t great at it. They are also cruelty free so I would 9/10 recommend 🙂

Not Cruelty Free:

Pantene Expert Shampoo and Conditioner

I’ve made the switch to sulfate free shampoo and conditioner for the most part, as far as I can tell these are not sulfate free. I don’t wash my hair often so using a sulfate product every once in a while won’t kill me, but Pantene is also not cruelty free. Did it get my hair clean? Yes, but I didn’t notice a huge difference. 4/10 recommend

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant

I have not made the switch to better-for-you deodorant products. I know I need to. Secret is not a cruelty free company. It worked, it kept me dry and nice smelling – but I am also not one of those people who need extra strength deodorant. It was an okay product. 4/10 recommend.

Bonus****

Perfect Details

Perfectdetails.com sells jewelry and accessories for brides and the wedding party. I received a 15% off coupon, but didn’t buy anything because I’m pretty broke. I might pass it on to my family. The stuff on the website looks cute, unique, and fairly priced for fancier products so I would sort of recommend it.

Are you on Influenster? Did you get this Voxbox – let me know what you think in the comments!

Buying Cruelty Free: Wet N Wild Setting Spray

So I got a free sample of Urban Decay setting spray from Sephora once and didn’t start using it until a year later. Then I was unsure how I ever lived without a setting spray for my make up!!! Like it’s a must. And pretty inexpensive.

I read a post here that recommended Wet N Wild Photofocus Setting Spray. I just so happened to run out of that free sample at the time and basically went out and bought this the next day 🙂

I have been attempting to make my life as cruelty free as possible. As a vegetarian, I was completely unaware that most of my make up products were tested on animals. I just ignorantly believed that in 2016 most major companies wouldn’t see a need to test on animals anymore.

Is Wet N Wild cruelty free?: As a Peta-certified, cruelty-free brand, we’re proud to say we have never and will never test on animals. We also make it a point to work with cruelty-free, third-party vendors. wet n wild® loves our furry, scaly, and feathery friends!

They do also have a large listing of vegan products 🙂

I snagged this setting spray for $4.99 at Target. I do most of my make up shopping at drugstores because I’m pretty basic, but a lot of those drug store brands aren’t cruelty free so you need to be careful!

All in all, I love this setting spray! Keeps my face on during the work day and stops it from getting overly shiny and oily. It’s a big bottle for such a cheap price and I would definitely recommend!

 

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