Thursday, August 28, 2014

The CYCLE MUST BE BROKEN! : Achieving Goals and How to Overcome Struggles!

I woke up this morning (Praise God!) and I was sitting there thinking about my life (As we all do if life grants us that extra 3 Minuits in the morning!) I'm  on a much needed vacation and I was hoping to clear my mind and hit the re-set button. In my mind I was going to work out everyday...I planned to do a Juice Fast on Monday to kinda cleanse my system, and I also wanted to do some things around my apartment. Its Thursday now (My Vacay Started on Sunday...) and I have realized that I mentally make all these GREAT plans all the time and I rarely fulfill any of them. When I Come home some days...all I want to do is lay on the couch and take a nap!!


Its a cycle I tell you!!! I, with good intentions, plan to do things to better my not-so-exciting life. Then I am sooo tired from working my glorious Management Job that I don't have the energy or just "don't feel like" doing anything! Then I beat myself up over not doing the things I told myself I would do, which in-turns stresses me out! Then I Start trying to figure out what I need to do to fulfill these goals of mine...then I make more plans.. DO YOU SEE WHERE I'M GETTING AT???


Hell I don't know what my problem is! I feel like I'm being lazy sometimes. Other times I am truly tired and need to give mu brain a rest! I do know that I am a very creative person and have the attention span of a Knat on Crack!!! I have known myself for a while...34 about to be 35 LONG years and I do know that I get board easily and if there isn't any variety in my life or in my daily/weekly routines, I SHUT DOWN! (Hell..I cant even eat the same thing over a span of 24 there goes Meal Prepping and all that jazz!). I have tried to come up with a Set routine for my health Journey...eating plans, exercise charts, etc. Nothing has worked for me! But I do know that I beat my self up a lot..a whole lot. I look in the mirror an feel discusted. If I have to go somewhere and am tring to get dressed, I sometimes litterally have a breakdown. I wouls sit in the midle of my closet room and cry...thinking How in the hell did I let myself get so Big!!! As I pass mirriors...I tent to always look at me self...judging my body at different angles. Its a sickness! Im fully aware that its a problem and I struggle with it every day! And I have other areas in my life where the same type of struggle exists.

What is a Girl to do???

Well First, Im sharing my story. I think when you stumble upon people who share the same struggles, It really makes you feel like you are not alone. Now I just dont want a bunch of like minded people having a pity party together and be done with it! I want people to be able to share there struggles and there triumphs and not feel like they are being judged! I want for people to be able to say "I Did this and I followed through with it! You shoudl Try it!" I want to generate excitement and triumph! (Thats why I created a FB Group Called "Fit, Healhy and Motivated!" a while back! Heres the Link !!

The Next thing I need to do is take it easy on myself! There are some days where I actually feel good about myself! I alwasy find peace in putting on my make-up and Helping another person pick out the best clothing that suits them. I LOVE Styling people and shoppin is my fave! I honestly feel that if I emmerse myself with doing the things I love, and less time obsessing about the bad thing I just ate or the workout I didnt do....I would be MUCH better off! But then again, I need to learn how to insert those healthy things into my life so I can be a more fit person!


I will learn to MAKE time for my self...Time to Budget and Plan out my Bills. Time to Do a PiYo video or take a walk in the Park. Time to record a You Tube Video! Time to go shopping with a friend and maybe Post Pictures of a look I created for him/her! But for the most part I need to stay accountable! So I charge ALL my Immediate Family and Close Friends and my Readers/Viewers to Help me out!!! (PLLLLEEEEEESSSSEEEEEE!!!! With Nutella..I mean Splenda on top!!!!!).
I do know that I am a VERY visual person and is stimulated by "Pretty Things". Bo Maybe I will Start a Vision Board!!! Hummmm......Great Idea! Ill Make one on Pinterest and see how that goes! And I think whenever I am feeling stuck, I should definatly write it down..get it out and not feel like I have to hold in all in rather then become someone else's inconvenience. I Know it seems like randomnes...but sometimes you have to brainstorm to get the ball rolling!!! So WHO'S WITH ME????

So My Question is...What are your struggles??? What are ways you could improve??? What have you done to make improvements???

Comment Below! We could help each other out!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lovely Eats and Outfit Deets! OOTD 08/27

Bonjur Ladies and Gents!
 So today me and my friend went to lunch in a cozy off  of Highland Avenue ( in the Inman park area...) The Restaurant is called ZUMA Sushi and Sake Bar and it is pretty good if you ask me! Hears the LINK if you want to check them out! They have Great loch specials (:Like all you can eat Sushi for $15!!!) And they have a cool modern atmosphere BUT is still casual and Friendly. We sat outside and the weather was perfect!! Blue skys, sunny and not to hot!

My face was adorned with my usual basics...MAC Studio Fix an power foundation, Highlighter was Dior, Blush were both from Nars and Eyes were Urban Decay and Also from my highlighter Pallet from Dior (Its so versatile!) Lips a Gloss from Malani.
(If you want a breakdown for each product, comment below!

The Outfit:
  • Dress: This frock is a short,  flowey black and white Aztec print! It has a flirty Faux Wrap look and a Chiffon ease! ($9.99 Ross SCORE!)
  • Shoes: by MIA - A Flat ad a Sandle all in one! These Feature an edgy ankle strap that had a faux leather lace which adds an added funky detail to the Shoe. ($19.99 Burlington Coat Factory)
  • Shoes (alternative. "TAXI Cab" heal)They are sexy caged heals with gold accent spaces!! So Bad!! Wide-width too!! ($79 Lane Bryant)
  • Necklace: $6.99 at Burlington (Has matching earrings...but i didnt wear them...)
  • Bracelet: $24.99 ($9.99 on sale) Ann Taylor Loft
  • Handbag: $39.99 Just 

Thanks for stopping by Divas and Gents!


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"LOVE You LONG TIME" of the Week: Freeman's Charcoal & Black Sugar Facial Polishing Mask!

Hello Ladies and Gents!!!
(((Kisses))) what kinda had happened is that I sorta bought this facial mask and stuck in in my medicine Cabinet when I first moved to my new place (Like almost 4 months ago...) and I JUST NOW said...I guess ill try this out! LOL! (Yall dont judge me! You kniw you have stuff that you discovered WAY after you bought it! mm Humm... you over there judging and stuff... Humph!)

Here Goes!!!

Top Left: Consistancy
Top Right: Package
Bottom Left: On Mah Face!
Bottom Right: Giving you Straight Cole Beat Face!!

Quick Facts:
Where: Walmart
How Much: About $2
What: Facial mask
By Who: Freeman's

What to do??
Step One: Cut open the pouch and pat on clean skin. you will probably not be able to make it perfectly even. You pretty much smooth the Mask onto the skin, concentrating on your trouble areas (For most of us this will be out t-zone) you will immediately feel an AWESOME warming sensation! It feels like a Spa treat!!!

Step 2: Leave on face for 5 to 7 mins! Let it Werk Hun-tee!!!

Step 3: wet your finger tips with warm water and massage you skin! The mask will warm up again and you will get a great lightly abrasive feeling to the skin! (Feels soooo good!)

Step 4: Rince with warm water (I use a Hot, white wash cloth and wipe away)
Note: Make sure you get ALL of this mask off! If you miss some spots, you will have sticky residue left on your face!
(Trust me I!)

Step 5: Pay Dry


I give this mask 4.5 Stars!!

I totally Love this and WILL be repurchasing this mask and keep it in stock!!!
I LOVE the way my skin smooth and soft!!! 
Black Coal is know to be beneficial fro all skin types, specially oily skin! And Boy can you fry chicken on my face!!! LOL!!! I definitely suggest a person with oily skin who is about to do a full on face fro  special event to treat your face to this wonderful Mask! It will supply you with a smooth canvas and your makeup will appear more flawless!

Here is a excerpt (And some helpful facts) from another site:

Perhaps this year you were more naughty than nice.  Well fret not!  And though you may be anticipating a stocking full of coal, it turns out that the dark, ashy rock is great for your complexion.  Not only does it reduce inflammation and normalize skin cell turnover, it also absorbs excess oils and acts as a natural exfoliator. According to Dr. Joshua Zeichner, Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center, coal is a type of resin that's been used as a dermatological treatment for over 2,000 years."

Well thank you for reading my review!
I know your over there still judging me about my long lost Medicine cabinet product!! 
But better Late then never!!! 
(Still not buying it huh??)
::Shruggs Shoulders::

Thanks for visiting!!! 


(P.S I purchased this product with my own personal funds. This Blog Post is NOT sponsored by Freeman's (Although I wouldn't mind working with them!! Win Wink!!! #Shameless!!!)