Beautiful BoomYou feel like no one sees you. You are kind to those around you. You are not after the paycheck but after the cause. You genuinely compliment strangers. You are willing to draw a smile into someones face, even when yours is faded. You offer your seat when you are on the bus or subway for someone in need. You use your metro card to get on the front of the bus, despite of how many people are smuggling themselves in the back of the bus. You look in the eyes of a stranger and smile. You challenge yourself to be better than yesterday everyday. You feed your mind, soul and body with positive juice. You indulge yourself in love and pure joy. Just like the font on the picture above, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL in and throughout. Do not get weary in well doing, God sees you even when no one is watching.

You hear me? God sees you. 🎀

 

Love,

Deyla

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You are beautiful
You are different
You are YOU!!!

People today tend to compare themselves to others because they want to be them or even possess what they have. We all have role models but there is difference between and idol and following someone else’s trend.

Begin by analyzing yourself in the mirror, admire your features as you look at yourself. DO NOT THINK ABOUT THE NEGATIVE BUT INSTEAD THINK ABOUT THE POSITIVE!!!

NEXT, Have you ever sat down to actually contemplate what makes you beautiful?
Take the moment to think about five things that makes you beautiful or even happy and if you cant that is a problem.
The problem is your not identifying the beauty within yourself and now it is time to get out of that shell.
That barrier that you have can be broken down! Do not build upon it but break it instead.
Look upon my 5 ways to be more creative blog post on how to branch out to be different and unique.

However this post is to make you more focused on yourself and who you are a s person.

Then, each day as you wake up place a post-it note of a motivational thought on your mirror, or somewhere you will always see the post-it.

Lastly, say “I am confident”, each day and night, even when you in the car going to work, or even taking public transportation.

Your confidence is the key to everything. It shapes who you are as a person, and that positivity needs to be shared throughout. That is what people will want to see.

Remember you came out into this world alone, now its time to make your own image of yourself. Make yourself your own role model.

 

Written by Nanayaa

 

Love,

Deyla

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 Happy day lovelies! How are you doing? 🎀

I have so many beauty favorites and a love for makeup that I have been wanting to share with you all. I wear makeup occasionally throughout the year and I makes me feel good knowing that I can do it myself. I put this together to highlight my current beauty favorites that are giving me so much life.

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  1. Glow Kit – Anastasia Beverly Hills 
    • I have been on a hunt for a good highlighter and I must say that this is a great choice. Do not let the price fool you, it is worth every penny. Besides, within this kit you get four different highlight shades that you can bounce from. I love it and I highly recommend it for those who are beginners with makeup.

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  1. Contour Cream Kit – Anastasia Beverly Hills
    • This contour kit is also really good! It is easy to use and not so heavy on your face. I was a little nervous about the cream kit vs. the powder kit but its not so bad. Also, you can use this contour kit as a highlighter for your eyebrows or color corrector for some or maybe even as a concealer. There are different ways to have fun with makeup, so do not be afraid to be creative!

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  1. Sleek MakeUP – Storm Palette 
    • While I was in London shopping for makeup in Boots, I discovered Sleek MakeUp. Which is a brand that has pigmented eye shadow pallets. But there’s good news! Sleek MakeUp has partnered up with Walgreens, which is good news for those of you that live in the U.S because you can visit one locally for this eye shadow palette. In my opinion, its better and cheaper than most of the upscale brands.

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Have you tried any of these products? What is your beauty favorite? 💋

 

Much love,

deyla

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Besides Spring, Fall is my favorite season of the year. What I enjoy the most, is the ability to layer my outfit. I love to pair a simple outfit with a beautiful, rich colored coat. As we move closer to Winter, I will continue to layer my outfit before slipping into my heavy duty winter coat (which is not so cute). I must add that I had so much fun, shooting for this look; which I shared with you guys on my Instagram page. Anyways, I hope that you enjoy it!

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.: J.Crew Camel Coat :.

.: Fashion Nova Black Jeans (Similar) :.

.: Forever 21 Black Classic V-Neck Cami :.

.: Guess Snake Skin Pointed Toe Pumps (Similar) :.

.: Neck piece from TJ Maxx (Similar) :.

Thank you for stopping by, hope you enjoyed!

deyla

“Turns out, my Pantene contains a chemical linked to cancer and lots of products in my bathroom from sunscreen to lipstick and even baby shampoo; also linked to cancer or other problems such as learning disabilities, asthma and even male fertility (damaged sperm.” – The Story of Cosmetics (Short Youtube Video)

It is no secret that we do not know for sure what goes into our foods but how about our beauty products? Although there is a list of things unsaid, it is our job to be mindful and educated in these areas. Just because it taste good, does not necessarily mean that it is good for you to consume, right? Same goes for beauty products, just because it smells good or look pretty, this does not mean that it is safe for us to use.

”The average woman in the U.S uses about twelve personal care products daily. The average man uses about six. Each product containing a dozen or more chemicals.” – The Story of Cosmetics (Short Youtube Video)

If you look closely, you will learn that some of products contain deadly chemicals and some are not even approved by the FDA! Chemicals that are banned in many countries, are legal in America and freely swimming in our daily products. Anyone can understand that some ingredients used for our products are not safe for humans to consume but it is allowed on the market, for us to buy and consume!! (I don’t know about you but that is insane to even think about, please take a few minutes to let this information marinate)

The bottom line is; we all want to enjoy a fruitful life without devoting half our lives to the healthcare industry paying medical bills.

Using some graphics from Safe Cosmetics, here are some ingredients to look out for and why:

Parabens

Butylated Compounds

Ethanolamine Compounds

Now that you know about a few ingredients to look out for, pick a beauty product and search for these ingredients.

This is what I got rid of, after learning about the ugly ingredients:

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If you feel like you need help identifying the ingredients, you can use these websites/app that will tell you exactly what is in your product. My top favorite ones are Safe CosmeticsThink Dirty App and Good Guide.