This is my personal self care routine when it comes to my skin.
its 3 easy steps and it takes me 3-5 minutes tops.
1. i wash my face (fancy that!). this takes 1- 2 minutes depending on how long i allow the mask to stay on (note it takes 30 sec to dry but i like the tight feeling on my skin ;) ). i do this while i brush my chomps!
2. i tone.
why? it gets deep into my pores, further cleans them, tightens them, and preps my skin for the last step!
3. i mosturize.
during the day- day cream with spf. at night...the night cream / retinol. pssst....this night cream is one of my top 3 fave products!
that's it. 3 easy steps. 3-5 minutes while i'm getting ready, brushing my teeth. it fits into my crazy busy life.
i do it because i am worth it.
you are too.
ready to take care of you?
“if she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. if she’s easy she won’t be amazing. if she’s worth it, you won’t give up on her. if you give up, you’re not worthy. the truth is, everyone is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for”.
i have many faults. i never claimed perfection, nor would i want that burden of responsibility to always hold high. i make mistakes, a lot of them. i am still learning to trust myself and my intuition. i hide my insecurities well but if you know me, i allow them to reside on my sleeve along side with my heart. i am still learning my truth even in my adult years. i am still embracing and getting to know myself. i discover a new piece of me everyday; some of which i don’t love. i am learning to love every part of me, past, present & future. even the parts that i feel are unlovable and the parts of me that only by seeing the reflections of others, truly teach me how much i have or have not, grown. .
i am still learning completion. i have been completely whole and yet never fully complete. iam love and i am nothing without it. i am continually evolving & growing, no matter how hard the lessons and life patterns become. i can forgive others easier than i can myself, but i am not afraid to admit when i’m wrong. i may not be perfect, whole, mastered or easy in the least, but i am worth it. i am worthy of love and forgiveness. i am worthy of my own gentle compassion & my own forgiveness. i am worthy of loving myself, the good, the bad, the flawed, the unchangeable and the misunderstood. i am worthy.
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Hope ya'll didn't think i bailed on day 3 of my workouts...lol.
i won't be posting every day; however, i did have something to share with you today.
due to my extra movements yesterday (gym, hiking & then a zumba class), my body needed a bit more z's. glad i listened.
it was nice to be at the gym during a later time for a change w/a different crew around. #balance was my focus for this workout...& i'm proud to say that i achieved it.
while experimenting with amout of weight for each exercise...then the amout of reps, whether i did the movements concentrically or eccentrically...i focused on my breathing, etc.
i was totally good until this one song came on (my gym playlist was on "shuffle") & i immediately thought of a friend, who had passed away. i started to push myself - just because that person is no longer able to "push" anything! i started to get emotional.
right then, i knew i had to break & just breathe. i could feel mania creeping-in.
i did not want to stop mid-song...yet, i knew that i needed to find control in this moment. so...instead of doing a set of 25 reps, i did 5x sets of 5 reps. it totally worked!
i found a way to get the reps in, without going over the top. yaay!
What do you do when the people who should be a support system are actually looking for your failures so they can call them out?! 🤷🏽♀️ you keep going regardless and know that the people who need to be in your life will find their way in 💗 and those who don’t belong will eventually fall away...
This tattoo is more than a tribute to mac miller. it is a tribute to myself.
though, through the words of mac i was able to recognize this. i am divine. i am the divine feminine. i am worthy.
i will make this as short as i can while saying as much as i can.
i listened to mac miller through the most pivotal periods of my life. but i never looked at his music as a scapegoat nor did i turn it on with the thought that it would help me feel a little bit better.
his music was the soundtrack to my life.
and i didn’t even realize it, till it was gone.
now it’s my turn to make the music.
and i accept this challenge.