Positivity is key πŸ’›

hi guys !! πŸ‘‹πŸΌ

I promise I will be getting on a regular schedule for blogging as I find it very beneficial for me and for you guys, too! so in honor of all that has been going on in my life lately, and just for the people that need it, this post is going to be about positivity!

first and foremost, I will begin by saying that I am by NO means perfect, I struggle with very bad anxiety and sometimes it impacts everything I do. I have panic attacks, I cry and I break down, but something I have learned is that each of us have our own baggage and it’s so important to be able to get back up after being knocked down. Rather you’re going through something like anxiety or depression, or you’re struggling financially, whatever it is, BOUNCE BACK EVEN STRONGERπŸ’ͺ🏼

I can promise you that most things you struggle with are going to be incredible hard to overcome, but you need to have the mindset of “I will get through this” and “there is a light at the end of the tunnel”. take the situation you’re in and use it to make you the strongest person you can be. don’t give up. don’t give In. Fight. Get help. Laugh. Smile. Realize that life is short and you need to make the most of it. The comeback is always stronger than the setback. Know that you have purpose. You are here for a reason. And you can literally do whatever it is you wanna do. this is the mindset you need to be in to prosper and do great things. Use your situation to find your purpose, and remember that you are SO incredibly loved. Stay optimistic and promise yourself that you will see the good in all things. I believe in you! ✨

Makeup Favorites

makeup is one of my favorite things, to both wear and just play around with in my spare time. I have tried SO many products and have made a list of a few of my makeup favs that I genuinely don’t think I could ever live without!!

  • 1. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation, Matte+Poreless
  • -I LOVE this foundation. I am fairly pale and have always struggled with cheap foundations because they always seem to be more orange on me, this one however is affordable, blends in super easily, doesn’t have a strong fragrance, and has a variety of shades to choose from!

2. Loreal Lash Paradise Mascara

– So I have always struggled with finding a good affordable mascara that gives my lashes both volume and length. I have tried just about everything from low end to high end and finally came across this mascara, seriously the BEST!

3. Tartelette in Bloom Eyeshadow palette

-I am more of a natural makeup person forsure, but I believe that this palette is something everyone needs to have in their collection. It’s compact and has colors for natural looks, shimmery looks, and smokey looks too! It’s a definite go to for me!

4. Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer

-I’m just going to say what everyone is thinking, makeup, especially something as little as concealer, is WAY overpriced. This concealer is full coverage, creamy, blends really nicely, and is comparable to the Tarte Shape Tape concealer which is priced at $24, SO much more affordable for the Age Rewind πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

these are just a few of my all time favs and I hope that if you haven’t tried them yet that you will consider trying them, because they are life savers and will seriously change your makeup game!! πŸ’›

How I deal with anxiety…

Lately, I have been struggling with anxiety, and as isolating as it may feel sometimes, I know that the world is such a different place now and SO many people struggle with anxiety too. I’m writing this to potentially help somebody and to share with you all how I deal with being anxious.

To begin.. if you are struggling with anxiety, know you are not alone. And there are many different ways to cope with feeling anxious. For me, the first thing I like to do is bring myself back into the mindset of right now. I take big breaths in and out and remind myself that in that particular moment I am okay and that I am way too in my own mind. I sit and breathe and try to redirect my mind of the negative thoughts. Even though this can be hard sometimes, the more you work on it, the easier it will become.

I also really like to try to find something else to focus on. The thing about anxiety is that it is very individualized . It’s all about what makes YOU feel better. For me, I like to read books that are lighthearted, watch YouTube videos, color, watch funny tv shows, and write. In fact, this is why I started my blog in the first place. Writing makes me feel a lot better. And I could potentially help someone else in the process.

Another thing that really helps me is to exercise. I like to start my day off with meditation and yoga, and then if I feel anxious throughout the day, I like to run on the treadmill or do Pilates. this gets my adrenaline going and makes me feel better. Even if you don’t really like exercising , I promise it will make you feel good. Also, hot baths! They are amazing when you’re feeling anxious.

Also, with anxiety, I find that the more time I have to sit and think, the more anxious I am. So I like to be around other people so I am not just sitting around focusing on nothing. if you feel better around other people, then go be around other people. Again, anxiety is a very individualized thing to deal with.

So, if you too struggle with anxiety, I hope this helped to give you some insight into what I deal with and maybe how you can also deal with it too. remember, you are not alone in this, even if you feel like you are, and that the more you learn to work on it, the better it will get with time. Don’t give up! πŸ™‚

Hair care routine!

Hi friends!! So my entire life I have always been really into skincare and bodycare but not so much hair care, until recently. I have gone through quite the strenuous hair journey (believe me) from coloring, bleaching, heat damage, etc, and I decided recently that I was going to start taking care of my hair, and I’m going to give you my tips!

so to start, I would like to preface the fact that I have very thin, wavy, dry, fragile hair, and I have for awhile. As a backstory, starting probably in about 5th grade, I used to get up and straighten my hair EVERYDAY, that’s right, everyday at 450 degrees. And that went on everyday until about 7th grade, when I decided that I wanted some blonde highlights in my medium brown hair, and then I decided that it would be smart to completely bleach my hair blonde at the start of 8th grade, while still using heat on it everyday… here’s how I’ve been getting it back to a healthy state!

1. CUT THE BLEACH/COLOR

If there is one piece of advice I could give you, it would be to not touch the color of you hair, you will regret it later. After bleaching my hair, it felt so fried and dry. plus, the constant root touch ups and maintenance aren’t worth it, remember that everyone wants what they don’t have, and someone would kill to have your natural hair!

2. SHAMPOO LESS

I used to wash my hair every. single. day. and then I read an article about how you should give your hair at least 2-3 days in between washes to make sure the natural oils are doing their job. Once I started training my hair to get used to me not washing it as much using dry shampoo, my hair became SO much healthier!

3. HEAT

This one is pretty self explanatory, however, I have to say it, straightening your hair and curling it and blow drying it everyday isn’t doing your hair any good. you are only damaging it more and more by doing this. as soon as you learn to only put heat on your hair when you absolutely have to, the sooner your hair will become healthy and grow.

4. YOU HAVE TO DEEP CONDITION

When it comes to hair, you have to make sure that you are conditioning it daily, and deep conditioning at least once a week. I personally recommend the more natural hair masks such as eggs and olive oil, or coconut oil. However, you can also buy hair masks pretty much anywhere that will seriously improve the overall quality of your hair (I recommend olaplex)

5. TAKE BIOTIN PIILS OR VITAMINS

taking biotin, vitamins, or fish oil pills will also help your hair to become healthy and start to grow, these however, are a personal choice because not everyone wants to take vitamins, but you will seriously start to notice a difference when you start putting healthy things into your body. Remember, you see a difference from the inside out, if you put healthy stuff in, the outside will look more healthy!

6. TRIM DEAD ENDS!

this one seems odd to talk about, because why wouldn’t you, right? Some people will not trim dead ends because they like the longer look, and honestly, I don’t blame them, because I used to be the same way, I always wanted long hair and even if the ends were dead, to me it added length. but, if you don’t trim your split ends, they will just break up, making your hair break off, and nobody wants that!

if there’s anything to take away from this post, it should be to learn from my mistakes, but also, take what I say with a grain of salt because I am NO professional, I’m simply just telling you what has worked for me, and trust me when I say I have seen a HUGE difference in my hair in the past couple of months πŸ™‚

Best of luck on your hair journey!! ❀️

20 facts about me!

Hi everyone ! So since I’m still new to this whole blogging thing, I thought I would share with you all some facts about me so that way you guys can truly feel like you know me and like we are just some friends hanging out! please leave a comment of some interesting things about you so I can get to know you better, too!:)

1. I am currently 17 years old, born on November 18,2001. (18 later this year, yay!) πŸ™‚

2. I am only 4’11

3. I LOVE Dr Pepper more than any other drink

4. I love writing & reading just about as much as I love listening to podcasts!

5. I was born and raised in Arizona AND I still live here

6. The summer is my favorite season! I love the warm weather, long nights, swimming, bonfires, tanning, and cookouts!

7. Chipotle is my FAVORITE.

8. my favorite music artists are Lany, Lauv, and Khalid

9. I love my family sooo much!

10. My favorite tv show is the office and I’ve probably watched it about 8 times over and I still laugh every time

11. I am trying super hard to get back into my faith and I am loving it!!

12. Coloring and painting are also some things that I like to do in my free time

13. When I’m older i think it would be cool to be an ENT (ear, nose, throat doctor)

14. I LOVE Disneyland !!

15. Some of my pet peeves are when people are full of themselves, when people are suddenly loud for no reason, and sneezing (weird I know)

16. My favorite food is lasagna

17. I would rather eat fruits and vegetables over candy and day

18. There is nothing on this planet I love more than ranch

19. I have two dogs, both yorkies, and they’re my babies.

20. In the future, some small goals of mine are to travel more, become more strong in my faith, and to grow my blog following! ❀

Hi everyone, welcome to the blog!

Hi everyone! i finally decided to make my own blog after debating if i should or not for about a year now. i simply just love writing and reading about others lives as well as getting my thoughts out in a creative way. i thought it might be interesting to use my first post as a little get to know me, so to start out, my name is Hayden. i am 17 years old and was born on November 18, 2001. i love reading, drawing, writing, makeup, listening to music, and watching the office, of course! some of my favorite things are Twix, Dr. pepper, and all things happy. i hope that my blog can be a place of peace and positivity for everybody, and i hope you stick around!