Feeling discouraged

Hello all! I know it’s been well a long time since I’ve posted on here. I really want to start writing again. But lately I’ve been stuck in a rut and can’t seem to get out. I have lost all of my creativity. All of my energy and time has been on school and trying to find a job. School has been fine, I actually really enjoy the online course that I’m in. But trying to find a job in a specialized field when you live in a small town and you have very little experience is extremely difficult. It can drain you. Every day I wake up and go online to see if anyone has a posted a job. Then if someone has I rush to fill out an application then I take it the company and I wait and wait. I still have not found a job and it can be very discouraging even when everyone around you is saying ‘don’t get discouraged, God has something better for you just keep applying”. When no one is hiring you why would you want to keep trying? How are you supposed to not feel discouraged? How are you supposed to write when you are feeling discourage and all of the creativity is being drained out of you? I want this blog to be a place where I can share my life with you in hopes to not feel so alone. I also want this blog to be a fun place where we can talk about all of the things we enjoy. I want this blog to be a place free from judgement. But right now I feel like I have no inspiration. I don’t even know what to talk about right now. But I’m going to try. I want to start writing again and I will.

Essential Oils

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a great day so far. Today I wanted to talk about essential oils. Now I am not an expert on them, I’ve only been using them for a little over a year. But I really do enjoy them, so I thought I would share my thoughts about Essential Oils on here.

So like I just said, I’ve only been using Essential Oils for about a little more then a year. I am a huge fan of them now though. I am on my second Oil Diffuser because my first one broke. But I must say I do like this one more. I am using the InnoGear Diffuser. Before I started using Essential Oils I used to go through candles like crazy. I still love candles because they give that warm and cozy vibe. A vibe that I think an Oil Diffuser just can’t give.

I’m not going to sit here and tell you that Essential Oils have completely changed my life because they haven’t. But they have changed some areas of my life. I can honestly say since I’ve started using Lavender Essential Oil every night when I go to bed I feel like I have been sleeping a lot better. And when I use Peppermint Essential Oils for joint pain/ growing pains it really does take away the pain.

So yes some really do help with certain areas. But mostly I just enjoy the different smells.  I really enjoy candles so I thought I would give Essential Oils a try and see if they do anything for me. I don’t believe Essential Oils are miracle workers or anything close. But I do really enjoy them. Would I recommend them? Well I would say it is up to you if you want to try them and spend the money.

Here are some of my favorite Essential Oils.

  • Lavender
  • Frankincense
  • Rosemary
  • Eucalyptus
  • Peppermint

I hope you enjoyed my thoughts on Essential Oils. What are your thoughts on Essential Oils? Please leave a comment.

-Brooke

Current Skincare routine (mostly drugstore

In todays post I am sharing my current skincare routine. I love skincare and trying out different skincare items. But so many skincare brands out there are just so expensive. So I have been trying find drugstore skincare items that I feel really work. I have oily to normal skin, oily around my nose and on my chin. So if you have dry skin these items may or may not work for you.

So lets start with my morning skincare routine. I am not a morning person so I don’t want to take more steps then I need to get ready. So when I first wake up I use the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water to cleanse off all of the products I put on me face the night before. If I feel like I need a little more cleansing then I will use the Clean and Clear Morning Burst facial cleanser(oil free). Then after I have cleansed my face it is time for toner. Now I got a Lush gift card for Christmas so I decided to try out their one of their facial toners. The one that I’ve been using is their Tea Tree Water Toner Water. It says on the bottle that it is beneficial for anyone with oily skin. I feel like it really has been helping my oily skin. The next step is to moisturize your face. I have been loving Neutrogena naturals skincare line lately so I decided to give their day moisturizer a go. The one I’ve been using is their Multi-vitamin nourishing moisturizer. It claims to replenish essential skin nutrients plus continuous moisture nourishment throughout the day. It also says it’s a daily moisturizer fortified with vitamins B,C,E and anti-oxidant omega bionutrients for healthier, younger looking skin. It says it won’t clog pores. That is my morning skincare routine.

Now onto my night skincare routine. This is the time were I really try to take care of my skin. I am not half asleep at this time (usually), so I really like to pamper my skin. I do like to take a shower at night before bed, I feel much cleaner if I do. So before I get in the shower I take of my makeup with Simple kind to skin cleansing facial wipes. Then I get my Garnier Micellar cleansing water and get all of the makeup that the facial wipes didn’t get. Then I get in the shower, and in the shower I use Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser and I can honestly say I have seen I difference with my pores while I’ve been using this. If I feel like that isn’t enough then I will go in with the Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub. This is a recent product so I’m not sure if it has really improved my skin or not. But it does make my skin feel really clean after. So those are the products I use while I am in the shower.

Next lets talk about the products I use after I get out of the shower. First of all I use my Tea Tree Water from Lush, I use this toner morning and night. Then I go in with my Elf Illumating Eye Cream. This is a recent also a recent purchase so I can’t say if it really helps my dark circles. I let this soak in for a few minutes before I go in with my next product. Which is the Neutrogena naturals multi-vitamin nourishing night cream. It claims to replenish moisture and essential skin nutrients. I have noticed a difference in my skin while I’ve been using this product. I feel like my skin is a lot softer then it used to be.

So there it is, my current (mostly drugstore) skincare routine. Please comment some of your favorite skincare products at the moment. Even if they are high end products. I love trying new skincare brands. Also please leave a comment if you would like a update on the products that I just bought and still seeing if I like them.

-Brooke

 

 

Favorite Youtubers

I thought I would share some of my favorite Youtubers on here. I honestly can’t get enough of youtube, it’s part of my daily routine now. I probably watch youtube more then I watch TV. My favorite types of videos to watch are makeup tutorials, organization videos and vlogs. I LOVE vlogs. No matter how crappy my day has been some youtubers can always brighten my day and make me laugh. And I’m going to share who they are right now.

So lets start with Zoella (Zoe Sugg), she is probably my favorite youtuber ever. I just feel like we have so much in common and it’s so nice to watch not only her main channel videos, but I also really enjoy her blogs too. I just watched some( a ton) of blogs in her new playlist she recently made called her “My Favorite Vlogs” and she had my smiling, laughing and crying(happy tears). I just feel like she is the most genuine youtuber and I love how she is so open about her anxiety. It makes me feel like I’m not alone. She is just a very casual, relaxed youtuber and I really enjoy that.

Another one of my favorite youtubers is Casey Holmes. She is a beauty guru, but I trust her 100%. Every time I try one of her recommendations they never fail me. But keep in mind that she has very sensitive and oily skin so some of the products she recommends may not work for your skin type. But I still highly recommend checking out her videos. Casey is really sweet and genuine. I also like watching her vlogs, though she doesn’t post a whole ton on her vlog channel.  I still enjoy watching them.

Last but certainly not least, I really enjoy watching Remi Cruz on Youtube. I just absolutely love Remi. She is the most positive, upbeat and happiest person I’ve seen on youtube. I love Remi’s personality. Now she does a little bit of everything on her main channel, from makeup tutorials to DIYs. She is just an awesome person to watch if you need a little more positivity in your life. She also has a vlog channel  She  that I am also subscribed too. She has been posting a lot recently on both of her channels and her viewers (including me) have been loving it. So I would highly recommend her channels.

There you go , some of my all time favorite youtubers that I totally recommend you go and subscribe to them. I have many more you tubers that I watch on a daily basis. Maybe later on I will do another “favorite youtubers” blog. Comment and let me know if you watch any of the you tubers that I have recommended. Also comment some of your favorite you tubers I’m always looking for more you tubers to watch. 🙂

I will add their links below

Zoe Sugg

Casey Holmes

Remi Cruz

-Brooke

 

 

 

 

 

Hello!- new blogger :)

Hi everyone! I recently have gotten into blogging. I feel like it’s a safe place where I can write how I am feeling instead of trying to find the words to tell someone how I’m feeling.

So here’s a little bit of information about me. I’m a 20 year old girl who LOVES animals and I’m actually going to school to be certified Animal Trainer. Animals have always been a passion of mine. I’m so excited to start school in March. So I thought maybe throughout my schooling I can come on here and share what I have been learning.

I also started volunteering at local animal shelters near me and I absolutely love it. I love making all the animals there feel a little more comfortable and I little more happy.

But I also really enjoy photography. I am still learning about photography, but the more and more I learn about it the more excited I get to capture more memories and cool photos. So I thought I would also share some of the cool moments that I capture throughout my journey on here.

So I hope you learned a little something about me. This is my very first post on here so there will be more to come. Thank you for stopping by and reading. I hope you all had a wonderful day.

-Brooke