The Hookup On: VII Code Eye Masks

It was about two months ago when I woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and realized I looked like I hadn’t slept in two months. Maybe I haven’t, but I didn’t know the toll it was taking on the bags under my eyes! I look sleepy, I have purple pockets under my eyes, and I just look worn down!

I think you reach a certain point where the fear of aging really starts to strike. I’m still young, but I’ve definitely noticed that I don’t look like my 21 year old springy self anymore.

I’ve started battling the effects of aging and one thing I tried was VIIcode O2M eye masks! I wear them for 8 hours while I sleep every 2-3 days, which is so different from other sheet masks. They are an oxygenating mask that are meant to revive the bags under your eyes over night! I find this so convenient because I now wake up in the morning looking fresh and ready for the day. It really takes some time off of getting ready because I don’t have to conceal my under-eye bags anymore.

The gel-like material is the real feature of the mask, they are like little patches with a cool gel that conforms to the shape of your eye. They are so comfortable to sleep in and the cooling membrane is such a nice feeling after a long day of staring at the computer for work. It is even recommended to keep them in the refrigerator, they are so cool and soothing to put on before bed!

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If you’re a tosser and turner, you can even wear them during the day when you’re watching tv or lounging about. I did this a few times because I roll around a lot when I sleep!

I’m sharing my results below because I’m so impressed! I started with deep purple under eye bags and ended with my 21 year old springy eyes again!

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An Appearance Slump

I don’t know if I should chalk it up to weather or laziness, but I’ve been in a slump with my appearance.

I rarely do my hair, just throw it up in a pony or let it be its frizzy, wavy self. I put eyeliner on maybe once a week, my make up is always bare minimum. Unless I’m going out on the weekend, my appearance is always a little half assed.

Even when we go out to dinner after work or out to take a walk, I opt for sweatpants and minimal make up. Which is fine sometimes, but eventually your self esteem takes a hit because you’re not really taking care of yourself.

I can’t really blame myself for falling into this slump. I see the same people almost every day of the week. I have the same routine. What’s the point in jazzing it up and spending time getting ready when I could be sleeping?

The weather warmed up this week and I really realized the neglect I’ve been imposing on myself and the impact your appearance and inner confidence has on other people. The weather put me in a better mood so I threw on a dress and had a great day. Then I put on a skirt the next day with some lipstick and I got so many “good mornings” and another great day!

I took selfies this weekend, felt good about myself, and felt motivated enough to want to start my healthier habits of eating better and working out more. That has been a goal for me for so long, but I just couldn’t get out of the slump.

Just a little extra effort has gone a long way for me. Have you ever had an appearance slump?

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The Hookup On: Rootie The Rootlifter

I’m not gonna lie guys, I don’t wash my hair a lot. Mostly because it’s not good for my hair, my hair is dry enough as it is, and I kind of hate showering so I just want to get in and out as soon as possible.

My second day hair often falls flat. It already has some dry shampoo in it and is just not feeling the love. That’s when I use Rootie the Rootlifter that was gifted to me from Voloom!

The Rootie essentially looks like a straightener with checkerboard type plates. It works almost like a crimping iron – I know some of you might not know what that is and have never crimped your hair in your life time. Yikes. But, you crimp the under layers of your hair and bring the top layer over it, adding some awesome volume!

This would work great with really thin hair or hair that is often flat at the roots. It works perfectly for my second day hair and I’m thrilled with the results. I also might try it to crimp my hair – we can bring it back into style right???

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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The Hookup On: Another Chance To Win!

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