Memorial Day!

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance, a day to reflect and give thanks to the fallen warriors, to those who gave their lives so that we could live in a “Free” country. Freedom is not Free, it’s sacrificial.

Today, I want to take the time to stop, say a prayer to those families who have lost a loved one in the line of battle. I want to pray for our soldiers still out there today fighting for our Freedom. We want to have a moment of silence for our fallen heroes.

Many will be celebrating this 3 day weekend and although that is not a bad thing, many forget what Today is about. All I ask is that you take 5 minutes of your day to give thanks to a veteran and if you don’t know one just say a small prayer.

Happy Monday

4 Tips on How I Handle Anxiety

Hello Amigos!

The battle of life continues as we move forward into this thing called life. Unfortunately, I have been through some through rough waters and I’ve had to face some real situations face to face. I can’t say I’m proud to even say it, I suffer from anxiety but I am still standing so I’m guessing that’s a good sign. Over the years I have learned a few things that have helped me handle anxietyΒ and it’s become much easier that I have decided to share them with you on the blog today.

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1. Prayer: This may sound cliche’ but I truly believe in the power of prayer. I’ve seen miracles happen right before my eyes. I have a group of friends that I call my “prayer warriors” and when I am feeling in a rut or am going through something difficult these are the people that will lift me up in prayer and encourage me along the way.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; {Phil. 4:6}

2. Meditation: Now, I can’t criss cross my legs and meditate like those cool yogi girls I see, but I do take a moment to myself and I will sit in a room close the door, shut the lights off and close my eyes. As I am sitting down, I proceed to take deep breaths in and out until I feel that my heart beat has gone down.

Finally, bretheren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy, meditate on these things. {Phil. 4:8}

3. Read: Personally, I read the bible, I read God’s word because it brings me comfort and peace. But, if you’re not into reading a bible then I would suggest reading books that will motivate you and inspire you.

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. {Hebrews 4:12}

4. Music: Once again, I will personally choose a song that has a softer tone to it, I will listen to it and sing along if it has words and if it doesn’t I will just sit there listening to the sounds. There are other times I listen to songs like “Oceans” by Hillsong or “Shout to the Lord” by Darlene Zschech.

Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. {Psalm 100:2}

Note: Please understand, I am noΒ expert on how to deal/handle anxiety, these are the ways I handle my anxiety, my faith helps me relax and meditate on the goodness of my God and all the good things & people I have surrounding me. Everyone handles/deals with anxiety differently and that I understand.

xo,

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Motivational Monday

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“Struggle is temporary, Struggle makes us stronger”

We all struggle, We all go through tough times. This is something we can all relate to because this is something we all have in common, struggle. Your struggle can be different to mine and different to your neighbors. We need to realize that the problem or situation that seems that it is out of our hands will soon be finished. Keep pushing forward, Keep the faith, Stay on the right path.

The struggle you are facing today will prepare you for a stronger tomorrow.

Happy Monday

So, DeLIPcious!

Hello Amigos!

Today’s post is a fun one for me to write because it is a beauty post…. YAS! If you know anything at all about me the first thing you would know is that I love, love makeup, I love wearing it, experimenting with it, I love putting it on others and making them feel beautiful. I’ve been into makeup since the age of 14, but I really didn’t start buying {loads} and wearing as much until about a year ago…. and part of that was because how we were raised… but that’s for another post… ha ha!

So, today I’m going to share my favorite lip colors…. I gave a sneak peak into this post on my snapchat so if you’re not following me there, well, you simply should… there’s so much more I get to share there than on Twitter or Instagram. Anyway, so after posting selfie after lip selfie I just decided to write about the colors that I was wearing yesterday night with you all today….let’s begin…

Lips 1

 Rimmel London Lip Liner; 004 Indian Pink & Revlon Colorburst 225 “Sultry” 

Lips 2

FLOWER Lip Suede Velvet Lip Chubby & Mary Kay “Gold Rush” Lip Gloss

Lips 3

Rimmel London Liner 024 “Red Diva” & Revlon Colorburst 250 “Standout”  & Mary Kay “Berry Sparkle” Lip Gloss

Lips 4

Revlon Colorburst 215 “Shameless”

Lips 5

BH Cosmetics “Moody Merlot” Creme Luxe Lipstick

lips 6

BH Cosmetics “Berry Bite” Creme Luxe Lipstick

lips 7

Rimmel London “Rossetto” Lipstick

lips 8

Mary Kay “Merlot” Lipstick

lips 9

Milani Color 21 “Sangria” Statement Lipstick

lips 10

Milani Color 29 “Teddy Bare” Statement Lipstick

lips 11

NYX “Soft Mauve Pink” LSS565

lips 12

Forever 21 “SugarPlum” Creamy Lipstick

lips 13

Forever 21 “Hot House Flower” Creamy Lipstick

These are the the lip colors I played with last night and I had fun doing it too. I know the picture quality isn’t so great and that has to do with the lighting in my room, so, I apologize for that. All these colors are perfect for light to medium skin and the bolder colors are great for my medium to dark skinned ladies!

I hope you have enjoyed this post, I enjoyed making it and writing it.

Share with me your favorite lipsticks/lip liners/lip glosses below..

xo,

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Motivational Monday

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afraid.

These past few months I’ve been going back and forth on a specific little something that I have been working on for quiet some time. I will go into it a little bit later this month, but it is something I am really, really EXCITED about.

But, I am also very afraid of the “what if’s” I don’t know what to expect or the reactions that I will receive. I know it’s been a long time coming and I just need to start, take a step of faith forward and not look bad. No matter how scared I may be…

Do not be afraid… this is what I will keep telling myself until the beginning of the new journey for Hello Scar!

If you’re afraid of doing something, just do it anyway.

Happy Monday

My Top Favorite Apps!

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Lately, I have been obsessed with some of the apps on my phone I cannot get a hold of myself sometimes and my husband has to forcefully remove my phone from my hands, he wants me to be present and in the moment. I get it. I’m telling you these following apps that I will be sharing with you today are all from photo editing apps, games and video apps.

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1. Snapseed: I love every single aspect about this app its one of the apps I use to edit my photographs before posting them on Instagram. I like the fact that the app allows you to leave your photo looking untouched. Simply great.

2. Afterlight: To be honest, I do not use the filters on this app {I used too} but now I use it to crop my photos but it’s still one of my favorite editing apps.

3. NoCrop: YAS! you have no idea how long it has taken me to look for a cropping app that fits not only pictures but more importantly videos, this little thang has changed the way I video for the better.

4. VSCO: YAAAAASSSS! let’s just say this has replaced my iPhone camera. yup, it has.

5. Snapchat: I cannot get enough of it, I love how easy it is to interact with my friends and with readers/bloggers. I’m always sending someone a silly face or some love through a snap. ;)

6. Dubsmash: “Get with it or get lost” why haven’t you tried this app out? I mean, its one of the funniest ways that I choose to send text messages, my friends and I literally die of laughter…. you must check it out. It’s a voice over app in which you must repeat the phrase and it records you as you do.

7. Phhhoto: At first, I must be honest I was very hesitant about getting this app because you have to put in your phone # so they can verify that you’re a person and not a robot. So, when it comes to apps like that I usually don’t even bother, but what really caught my eyes was the creativity created and I just knew I had to be a part of that world, it’s challenged me out of my comfort zone to explore and be more adventurous! This app takes about 4 pictures and then creates a very cool gif.

8. Covet Fashion: A fashion game. If you love fashion then you will thoroughly enjoy this game.

Any favorites that aren’t on this list and are yours top favorites? Share them with me below.

xo,

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