DIY facial routine

Weekly at home facials have become a staple in my self-care routine. Since starting this practice I get a lot of compliments on the state of my skin. Overall this has helped with moisture, clearing blemishes, and giving my skin a natural glow.

Here’s a walk through of my routine:

Products used

1. Earthkiss: Pore Cleanse Mud Mask

2. Trader Joe’s: Rose Water Facial Spray

3. Earthkiss: Revitalise Bamboo Sheet Mask

4. Virgin Unrefined Coconut Oil

*I found the Earthkiss products at Sprouts for $2, the Rose Water spray is $4 at Trader Joe’s, and I get my coconut oil from ALDI for $4.

Journey to 26- Finale

I am officially 26 and I feel good.

Doing this blog challenge has been just that, a challenge. Overall it was fun and I didn’t expect to learn as much as I did during this process.

August has been a busy month for me in general, so now that I’ve gotten through my birthday I’m starting to feel settled.

I’m getting excited about a trip I’m taking to Paris & London in a little over two weeks!!!! You guys will definitely see lots of pictures during & after the trip.

I wanted to take this time to give this series a proper ending and talk about some of the things I’ve learned from this challenge/my 25th year.

I can stand on my own two feet

25 was my first full year of living alone and while challenging I have learned how to be a better problem solver and how to support myself.

It’s okay to ask for help when you need it

I had never realized how much I struggled to ask for help before the past 6-9 months. Before even 3 months ago I got anxious when I had to ask people for things, even when I knew they would say yes without hesitation. Now, I’m able to ask for help quickly and easily, because I understand that we are here to help one another.

Doing something everyday is hard

Whether it’s fitness, meditation, eating healthy, or this challenge I have found with all my routines it is hard to do something every single day. My job is somewhat unstructured so my day to day often looks different. It makes it hard sometimes to stay grounded with routines when your work hours change daily. The biggest thing with this one for me is to be gentle with myself and go with the flow. I’m actively practicing not allowing a failed routine ruin the rest of my day.

There are many other things I’ve learned over this past year, but I don’t want to go on forever.

Thank you all for following along in this journey! I have lots of ideas for more content that’ll be coming soon. In the meantime, if you all have questions or things you’d like to see from me, feel free to leave a comment!

The Virtue of Doubt Review

The Virtue of Doubt is a new, original book by Jillian Richardson, a self published author and professional therapist.

I am so glad I have been able to experience this book. Not only is it a classic, beautifully conceptualized piece of literature, it also features unique artwork by jry_designs.

Reading this was like taking a journey through the African diaspora. In the book, Richardson addresses the feeling of being black in America, the silencing of women in a patriarchal society, the voyage of two lovers trying to find their way, and many other topics relevant to us today.

This is a true work of art and I think everyone will take away something different from reading it.

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You owe it to yourself to experience this book.