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Being Comfortable In Your Own Skin

In today’s world, it’s so easy to be bombarded by the media telling us what we should look like. Whether our hair is styled perfectly or if we’re wearing the hottest clothes (I’m still trying to find a romper that doesn’t make me look weird #truth). It’s harder than ever now that Facebook and Instagram have taken over our lives and we’re reminded of these images every day. We are constantly bombarded with the world’s idea of beauty. Here’s my opinion on finding joy and being comfortable in your own skin.

Being Comfortable In Your Own Skin

As I became more involved in social media in the past year, I noticed that there’s always a group of people who will tell you how to lose weight or how to gain weight. ┬áThin is in, thick thighs save lives, and quad goals are some of the phrases and hashtags I stumble upon DAILY. (Maybe I just need to follow a bunch of puppy pages?) How the heck am I supposed to be happy with myself?!

It took a lot of trial and error but for me, it came when I simply didn’t care. I used to workout as a way to “earn” my food. This way of thinking quickly spiraled out of control. Then I used to workout to “relieve stress” but that quickly turned obsessive as well. It wasn’t until I began to pray HARD and listen to my body that I honestly became comfortable with myself.

I get it, it’s hard for women to be happy with their appearance. However, you have to look inside for a moment. Is what you’re doing honestly making you happy? Are you dressing a certain way because you believe you are supposed to? I say this to my friends a lot, just do you boo-boo!

I run because it brings me so much joy. It sounds silly but honestly nothing makes me happier than ten miles on a Saturday morning with my husband riding his bike alongside me. Are there some mornings where I don’t want to run? Of course! And guess what, I don’t go run. I don’t feel bad about it AT ALL. I don’t restrict my food later in the day either. If I’m hungry, I’m going to eat! Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not eating cake and cookies all day long because honestly that makes me sick but I can put away a good portion of a cheesecake by myself.

What I’m trying to say is that, do what make your heart happy and soon you’ll be comfortable in your own skin. Look inward and if you’re of the praying type, I would recommend spending a moment to pray about your feelings. Acknowledge that what you are feeling is real whether it’s feeling like you’re inadequate or you’re not enough. Realize that those are lies. Then find what truly makes you happy. Whether that’s baking cookies, going on a stroll with your spouse, or chatting with your girlfriends. Fill your cup with what makes your heart burst as many times as possible. Soon, you’ll be so preoccupied with these feelings of joy that you will truly be comfortable in your own skin.

If you are a bare face Jane or a contouring queen, you are absolutely beautiful! Whether you prefer sky high stilettos or sneakers on the daily, you are absolutely beautiful. If you’re like me and wear leggings every day or you feel more comfortable in dresses, you are BEAUTIFUL! Do what makes your heart happy.

Now go show the world your beauty!

 

Friday Favorites: Skin Care Edition!

Friday’s are amazing for all the reasons. Friday’s are rest days for me so I get to sleep in. I usually treat myself to some awesome coffee in the mornings and most of my day is in meetings which makes the day go by quickly. Also, every Friday evening is date night! Keeping in the fun spirit of Friday, I decided to share a bit of my favorite skincare products today!

Friday Favorites: Skin Care Edition

*All of these pictures are clickable links and take you to the appropriate Amazon page. I do get a small percentage if you do decide to purchase these items*

Skin Care Favorite #1

If you haven’t tried BB Cream, you are missing out! I wear a full face of make up to work every day. However, some days I’m running late or I’m just not in the mood for the full routine. That’s when I bring this baby out. Not only does it give me a full coverage throughout the day but it hides all my acne scars! It’s super lightweight so you can simply apply this in the morning and go on with your day.

Skin Care Favorite #2

As I mentioned before, I get the occasional break out and I have a few acne scars from when I was a teenager and I used to pick at my face. However, this scrub from Lush is AMAZING! Not only does it feel great to get everything off your face at the end of the day but it helps avoid blackheads and lightens up any scars. I really love how all Lush products are vegan and don’t contain any harsh chemicals.

Skin Care Favorite #3

I love Lush products so much that I’m sharing another one of my favorites! For some reason, I really love a good exfoliation session. This is a face mask which contains caffeine so it perks up your skin and leaves you feeling fresh. But what I love about it is that it contains little coffee grounds. When you wash it off, those grounds exfoliate your skin and gets rid off any leftover gunk from your day. I use it in the shower and use the grounds to exfoliate my neck and collarbone too. I’m low-key obsessed, haha!

Skin-Care Favorite #4

This is one is something I use every day. I really like it because not only does this provide a good level of moisture but it also contains sunscreen. Obviously, if you’re out in the sun a lot, you’ll need more protection but this serves as a good base. Aveeno also offers a tinted moisturizer which you can use on days you wish to skip the makeup. This moisturizer is also great for sensitive and acne prone skin!

Skin-Care Favorite #5

Since I workout a lot and that means a lot of sweat, I want something that’s going to remove all my makeup easily so I don’t have to deal with clogged pores. I also have sensitive skin so I don’y like using products with a lot of weird chemicals. Not only is Simple good at make up removal, it’s gentle for use on all skin types and doesn’t leave your skin feeling oily. This is definitely a must for all skin types!

What are some of your skin care favorites?

Pinch Me November Sample Box!

Raise your hand if you love samples! I’m all about researching new beauty and household products so when I heard about Pinch Me, I fell in love! Pinch Me is a program where you sign up and if you meet brands needs, they send you products for you to try and review. November was my first qualifying box and I got a bunch of goodies to share!

sample pinch me

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Fitness Beauty Products

I love posts like these because I get to share all of my favorite products with you! On the rare occasion that I get, I like to try out a new class or studio and hit up lunch afterwards. Depending on the workout, sometimes you come out looking a little worse for wear. These are some of the products that I like to use to freshen up after a workout or when I’m short for time.

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