Hello Friends!

First off, welcome to my blog. If you choose to follow my blog you will see an array of post from daily journal like entires to my photography and helpful post.

Let me tell you a little about myself. I am 24 years old. I live in West Virginia with my husband of 1.5 years (been together 8 years) and my fur baby Symba, he is a rescue cat. I enjoy photography, writing, vlogging, reading, doing crafts and traveling.

I hope you will stay awhile. I look forward to creating fun and useful blog posts for you!

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Lipsense Review

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I told myself I would never use Lipsense but here we are. I decided to cave in a buy myself a kit. I chose the color Bella as my color for my kit and I also won a unicorn color for the consultant I bought from which was Sheer Berry Diamond. I tried the colors the next day and I absolutely love it and will probably not go back to regular liquid lip color.

On my first day I chose to wear just the Sheer Berry Diamond. I put it on around 7:30 AM and wore it all through the day without reapplication. I finally removed it about 9 PM that evening. When applying it I noticed a slight burning sensation which I later learned is part of the process because the product has alcohol in it. Over all I was extremely happy with the results. After a sandwich, an apple and multiple drinks it still looked absolutely amazing!

Here is the before and after photo. Can you believe it? There is barely any difference.

On day two I decided to just wear Bella and I think the Bella color is so beautiful. I prefer it over the Sheer Berry. The application is very easy and I love that I can just put it on and go about my day. Its smear proof, kiss proof and will last up to 18 hours. Here is what day two looked like, I applied it around 730 AM again and left this one until around 10 PM. I ate multiple meals and even took a nap while wearing it and it did not budge.

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On day three I decided to combine the two colors and try to make a new color. I put 1 layer of Bella, 1 layer of Sheer Berry Diamond and then another layer of Bella. It turned out so pretty and once again didn’t disappoint. Wore it from about 7 AM to 10 PM again and still looked fabulous as ever. This is a product I see myself using for many years to come. I currently have an order on the way with different glosses and more colors. I cant wait to see how the colors look!

 

Overall I give this product a 5 out of 5 stars. If your interested in getting kit use this link. https://www.facebook.com/groups/150200955620912/

How to Keep Your Husband Happy

We all have those moments in our relationship where we lose sight of what truly made us happy in the beginning and we start to question our relationships. Take a moment and step back look at what’s going on and if you are still doing the things you use to. To help I’ve compiled a list of things you should always do or do more often to maintain the happiness!

1. Don’t forget to let him know he’s the only one for you!

Often times we get so wrapped up in our own lives that we forget to make time for the ones we truly love. It doesn’t have to be extravagant just a simple I appreciate all that you do and I love you so much will do.

2. Don’t hover.

Now I’m not saying your husband doesn’t love to Netflix and Chill with you but sometimes he needs time to himself. Go out with your friends or go for a walk for a little while. The time apart will be good for both of you!

3. Don’t whine or complain non stop when your together.

It’s easy for us to nag, whine and complain during the times we do get to see or spouse due to not seeing them often but the time you do have to spend together needs to be spent loving each other and catching up on life not complaining because you don’t get to spend time together!

4. Keep the house clean.

Imagine working 50+ hours a week and come home each night to a messy home. That would make anyone feel grumpy. Even if you just do a load of dishes a day and do a 15 minute pickup. He will notice and appreciate the clean home.

5. Have Sex

You’re busy, overworked, exhausted. Girl, we feel you. But it may actually make you feel better if you get a little action, and he’ll be on top of the world if you’re the one to get things going. Sex isn’t just a physical thing for men it’s their way of feeling connected to you on an emotional level as well. Yes I understand it may get tiring initiating all the time but he will find it sexy when you know what you want and go for it!

6. Compliment him

He’s been working out at the gym for a few months and he wears your favorite shirt and he looks fine as hell. Don’t keep it to yourself make sure he knows how great he looks. Not only will it lift his mood but he will love knowing that you noticed him changing.

7. Learn to let things go.

That one night 5 years ago where he went out with the guys and passed out at his buddy’s house or that night he came home really late because he was working out with his buddy. Let it go. Life is too short to keep bringing up the past and making him suffer for it. You don’t have to agree it was right but agree to disagree.

8. Put down your phone

You know late at night when your both in bed and you are turned away from each other flipping through Facebook or Instagram? That is quality time you can’t get back. Put your phone down and roll over and kiss him or hug him. He will like the gesture and return the favor.

9. Show interest in his hobbies.

Now I’m not saying go out with the guys and play basketball with him every time or stand beside him working on the car but show him that your admire what he does and show interest. Ask him questions and make him feel like he’s teaching you something. You’ll both benefit from it and will both love the quality time.

10. Take care of yourself

Nothing makes a man happier than a woman who cares about herself. Whether it be going to that Yoga class you’ve been putting off or go get a massage. Wear makeup one day just because he will notice and remember all the little things he loves about you!

Now I’m not claiming to be a relationship expert but these things work for me and I hope they will work for you! My favorite saying is take care of your husband and he will take care of you! Many say relationships are 50/50 but in all honesty it takes both parties giving it 100%. I hope you put these to use and they work for you as well as they do me.

Top 10 Best Pallets on Hush

If you love makeup but your wallet can’t handle it I have just the app for you! It’s called Hush and believe me it will get you in trouble. Everything is affordable yet the products are amazing!

I have compiled a top 10 list of my favorite pallets to purchase on Hush!

Number 1 &2: Bad Habit Beauty

My two favorite pallets are After Shock and After Hours. They are very pigmented and look amazing!

Number 3 &4: Highlighter Pallets

My two favorite are Face Candy’s Mermaid Glow and Profusion

Number 5: Okalan

I have purchased multiple pallets by this brand. They are pretty pigmented and look nice. My favorite pallet is the Cosmic pallet.

Number 6: KleanColor

Ive bought a few of this brand but my all time favorite is the Rosey Nude pallet.

Number 7: She Cosmetics

This is a beautiful pallet. Not a super great brand or pallet compared to the others I’ve listed but it’s pretty good for dash out the door looks.

Number 8: ELF

I feel like you can never go wrong with an ELF product! I’ve been using a ton of there products for years. Their color correction sticks, face primer, setting spray and of course their eyeshadow. My favorite pallet on Hush by ELF is the Baked Pallet.

Number 8: Beauty Creations

I love the pallet. It’s super cheap and looks amazing!

Number 10: Face Candy

This pallet is one of my favorite Face Candy pallets.

This concludes my list of my top 10 favorite pallets to buy on Hush! I wish you best of luck in your make up search and hope this helps you make a decision!

90 Day Weight Loss Challenge

Hello everyone!

It’s been awhile since my last post. A lot of good things and a lot of bad things have happened but I will only be talking about the good things from now on.

First off I joined a few friends of mine in a 90 day total body challenge. Your probably asking what’s that involve right? Well first and foremost I contacted a nutritionist and a trainer for support, both were amazing and very helpful. From the information I collected from each of them. I came up with an easy meal plan and workout regime that works for all bigger women like me who are looking to lose weight!! Below I will tell you all about it!

When it comes to nutrition I have always had a major issue sticking to what’s good for me. I always have those slip up where I just really want Pizza 😂 but with this meal plan I no longer have those cravings and constantly feel full which is huge for me.

Every morning I wake up about 930, I take my vitamins (Thrive Capsules) and wait 20 minutes and then make my Thrive Lifestyle drink. About 10:15 I make an omelet in the microwave with 3 eggs, spinach, shredded Feta cheese, a pinch of Colby Jack shredded cheese and pepper to taste. I pair it with water of course. I eat that every morning.

Between 1 and 3 I make 2 grilled chicken breast and top with Havarti cheese. I eat that along with 2 cups of fruit salad and a Greek yogurt. That is my lunch! I usually work 3-8 so in that time I always keep Flatbread chrisps as a snack those are 140 calories a bag and a great snack.

Dinner is my biggest meal of the day. I make some kind of meat, I usually stay away from pork and hamburger. I pair it with 1 cup of some kind of grain (noodles, mashed potatoes, sweet potato etc) and also 1 cup of vegetables. I add 1 cup of fruit salad and pair it with water. This is usually about 930pm.

I usually stop eating at about 11 and only drink water. My exercise consists of an at home workout which I will post a picture of below. I also try to walk at least 10k steps a day and I also go to the gym 2-3 times a week to weight train. I do 3 sets of 10-12 to lose weight and tone but not bulk up.

I repeat this 2 times.

In conclusion to lose weight you should consume about 2200 calories a day to lose weight fast you should consumeabout 1600 calories a day. I consume some where between the two and workout everyday whether it be at the gym or at home. It’s been a week so far and I have lost 4 pounds so I feel like it’s working nicely!

I hope you will join me in this journey! Happy losing!

Going Once, Going Twice

Hello everyone! Hope all is well. I know it’s been awhile since my last post but lots of things have been going on in my life! I’ve stopped in today to tell you about these awesome companies I am a direct sales consultant for.

First is Practical Paper Co. I absolutely loved this company so much that I decided to PR for them. All items are handmade by a wonderful group of women in their shop in Arizona. Some of the items we sell are Luxe Planners, petite planners, fitness planners, bullet journals, prayer journals, gratitude journals, notebooks in small, medium and large, desk pads large and small and many other options of stationery. Go to practicalpaperco.me/stenney and use code STENNEY at checkout for 15% off.

Next I am an independent sales consultant for Country Scents. We are certified Kentucky Proud and Kosher certified, using only FDA approved 100% pure soy and 100% cotton, lead-free wicks. We try to primarily use essential oils to scent our products when we can; however, we do also use phthalate free fragrance oils in some of our products to create special, festive scents  we know you will cherish. These candles last much longer than paraffin wax candles and burn cleaner. Not to mention the scents are amazing due to the fact that we use essential oils. Go to https://www.countryscentscandles.com/store/wildflowergal to buy. One fun thing about this company is that you can join just by clicking Consultant Sign Up and get a E Store for FREE.

Lastly I am also an independent sales consultant for Country Suds which is a sister company to Country Scents Candles. We offer Earth friendly, cruelty free products made with only the best ingredients. We use only the highest quality ingredients. We believe in offering the best ingredients to our customers at an affordable price. These bath and body items smell absolutely amazing and make your body feel clean and makes your skin feel soft. Go to https://www.countrysuds.com/store/wildflowergal to shop our amazing products. Also sign up for this company is also free so join my team!!

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I would also love to help support your small businesses. Please leave a comment below if you are an independent sales consultant and I will check out your page!!

Happy selling!

No Spend March // Update

Hello all! I hope everyone is having a wonderful month so far. I just wanted to check in to tell you all how I have been doing with No Spend March!

So far it has been a little rough for me. I got a new job so I had to buy work pants which was an unexpected spend I wasn’t looking for. Other than that tho I have been staying on track. Only 13 more days left!

I’d love to k ow if you joined me on this quest or not and if so how is your no spend going? Leave me a comment!

Happy March!

What Is Your Planning Style?

Each of us use our planners in different ways, but what type of planner are you? Below you will find four of the most common ways we plan.

1. Objectives Oriented Planners – If this is your planning style, you gravitate toward goals, objectives, milestones, 1-3-5-10 year plans, etc.  You know the process and order of the steps that you need to take to move closer to the final destination.

2 Domain and Direction Planners – You create and use a strategic map (either written down or mental) to move ahead.  You know that where you are at is not where you want to be, you know what the destination is, and you’ll figure out the “big” steps as you go along.

3 Task Oriented Planners – Your primary methodology is to make lists of everything that you need to do.  You are less concerned about the final destination, and more concerned about what has to happen in order to actualize the steps needed to get there.

4 Present Oriented Planners – Your primary focus is on what is happening right now.  Someone else’s plans are nice, but somebody has to do something today, if things are going to happen.  And that person is you.

You may look further into these for types by reading James Galvin’s blog post!

I myself am a present oriented planner. I use my planner for daily to do and things like that. Below is a picture of my current spread!

Happy Planning!