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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Fun Facts About Me And My New Channel

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Making New Year Goals Without The Guilt



New Years inevitably start the resolutions/goals and "gottas". The year starts and I have so many huge goals and things I want to change. That ever present weight loss goal and the exercise more goal. Yep, every year I have a renewed sense of hope that this will be the year I have spectacular results. And then a month in, the defeat and guilt and shame set in and I start beating myself up. It's not a great feeling, yet I continue to do the exact same thing!

DETAIL THE GOAL
Instead of a sweeping statement, make the goal "bite sized". By that I mean be detailed in your goal that makes it easier to define and accomplish. For instance, "Workout more". Great goal but leads to failure because it's not defined. Here's how I would put this: Walk a mile three days a week. Go to Yoga class once a week. This goal is direct and concise making the goal not as overwhelming in its generality.

PLAN
I've learned over the years some hard truths. Namely, without a plan to execute that goal, the goal is dead in the water! It's so easy to write down the goals, hang them on the mirror to see every morning and then not DO anything different. That's where the detailed plan comes in that gives me the tools to accomplish that goal and to take baby steps. Make your plan as detailed or broad as you like; however, make them attainable. The detail the goal paragraph starts that idea and you can add the specific work you need to do in your plan to execute the goal. Make them enjoyable!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Write it down in your everyday calendar so that it's a part of your daily and weekly routine. Plan ahead and it will make it easier to do and you will feel a sense of accomplishment on a smaller scale, such as weekly!

REFUSE TO BEAT YOURSELF UP
Any habit worth breaking needs a habit worth doing! So you want to lose that stubborn weight, you have a plan, you've scheduled the ideas and are doing them daily/weekly. Then you have an off day or week, maybe an illness, family crisis or just plain exhaustion. This is where giving yourself loving support is most necessary. There's nobody harder on ourselves than ourselves!! Remember you are human and no one is perfect; gentle self care is necessary to get through a rough patch without throwing in the towel. Plan for self care and do it. It's not the end, it's a rest stop.

HAVING A SUPPORT GROUP
Having an accountability partner or group is an excellent way to achieve the goals you have set and shared with someone that supports you. We all hit roadblocks and need encouragement and a helping hand or ear when things get rough. It's good for you to know you aren't alone and are able to open up and share your feelings.USE the support group even when it's hard to admit you had the super buffet twice that week and fell off the weight loss momentum! It's ok, another new day starts and you will be able to start a new 24 hours!

NO BEATING YOURSELF UP ALLOWED
Oh yes, easier said than done! It has been proven through countless studies that the way you talk to yourself predetermines a lot of outcomes. Sometimes, that self talk is so automatic we don't think about it. Pay attention to how you talk, practice self encouragement. I've caught myself just reciting crap I have ingrained by habit and I am learning to stop the words and listen to myself. This one is a lot of practice makes perfect (well better!)

The anxiety and pressure of setting New Year resolutions/goals will be minimized by a positive, detailed goal, a plan of action, support and keeping your words and thoughts on the positive and GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK!!

Thank you so much for stopping by, may you have a joyous and productive 2018!
Blessings, Sherry

Monday, September 4, 2017

Summer Tints

Neutrogena healthy skin anti-aging perfector SPF 20
Shiseido Urban environment tinted UV protector SPF 43
Philosophy retinol treatment lotion SPF 30
PERRICONE MD  face finishing moisturizing tint SPF 30



Sunscreen is a necessity for anti-aging and prevention of skincare.  The added bonus is a tinted SPF.  I love a good skincare tint for under makeup or on its own. Skincare is important to me as I'm 51, dry skin menopausal.

Another thing is several family members have skin cancer and I don't want that! Ladies get your skin checked and don't tan. Educate your young ones to wear sunscreen no matter what!

There are plenty fake tan sprays and products that give you a tan. They are safe and easy to use. Hispanics,  African Americans and men burn too. Educate all.

Leather skin is not in I tell ya! Whats your thoughts?  Do tell!

Blessings,  Sherry




Friday, August 18, 2017

The AZO difference, Go Less, Worry Less

*Product sent for review
@smiley360


We all have some bladder leaks when laughing,  sneezimg, running. Then you add genetics,  pregnancy, child birth and menopause and the bladder urgency and frequency can make life a bit stressful! Not to mention embarrassing. So I'm always on the lookout for products that are designed to uniquely help. After being sent this product, I read up on the ingredient list and usage. I then talked with my doctor to make sure my daily medication was okay to use with this supplement. I was given the green light!

I  started taking it as directed, one pill three times a day for the first two weeks.  Then one capsule twice a day thereafter. My bladder issues are frequency especially at night, urgency during the day and bladder leaks. To be sure a unpleasant consequence of my aging body.  Let me tell you though,  after the second week, I had considerable reduction in the urgency and frequency and my sleep patterns were better, as well as getting to the bathroom on time. I will take anything supplementary and do lifestyle changes to help and this one ticked all the boxes!

The product is readily available at most drugstore ad supermarket chains and the cost is wonderfully inexpensive.  This will definitely be a staple in my daily medication and supplement use. If you have any of these symptoms whether large or small; get yourself a bottle and give it a try! It may very well tick all the boxes for you as well!

I'm loving that we women and men can be more open today about health and wellness issues. The conversation is easier than generations before.
Thanks for your time reading this post and if you've had experience with this or other lifestyle help, please do tell!

Blessings, Sherry


Friday, August 11, 2017

Multi-tasking Products




We all have products that we regret purchasing and don't know what to do with. I've come up with several ideas! Multitasking is the key. For example,  there's an eye cream that drives me crazy, so I used it as an elbow and feet moisturizer. It worked excellent!  So I went through my forgotten and sample stash , making an added benefit and use.

Some moisturizers worked as a lip balm, some as neck and decollatage. Oils worked as cuticle softener and for the ends of my hair  (just a little ya'll)! Witch hazel wipes make a great toner. The Bobbi Brown eye cream was used on my feet! 



I also use my multiple samples as they give me an idea as to whether I'll buy the full size. Plus they don't go to waste!  Eyeshadow as highlighter and concealer as foundation.  Let me tell you the list goes on. 

What are some of the products that you use? Multitasking,  in my opinion,  saves money !

Tell me yours in the comments. 

Blessings,  Sherry 


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Decluttering Is The Buzzword!


It's oddly satisfying to watch YouTube videos about a makeup stash/collection declutter. Cleaning out the old, unused,  gone bad products  and donating, selling or giving to family and friends.

Some of these videos garner intense opposition. For instance,  people get upset at the perceived waste or the extravagant collections;  while others wish that half the stuff decluttered would magically come their way!

Larger Youtubers are sent whole collections to test, try and review for ad voice as
influencers . They may put duplicates or products that don't suit them in a giveaways to their subscribers.

In a world of ads, commercials and influencers, the product may become entangled in a perceived and sometimes real paid for review but that's another rant/subject! Ultimately,  it's about curbing the impulse to have all the latest and greatest; while using what we have and love in a meaningful way.

Declutters are therefore necessary!
Decluttering can be very hard. I'm speaking from personal experience because when I think of all the hard earned money I've  spent!
This last month, I did a huge makeover and declutter of my beauty room/office. I put on a declutter video from one of my favorite YouTube and got to work. All in all, I was happy with the results. I tossed expired, off smelling products and donated a huge bag of sanitized switched items and sold some languishing items. It felt a bit liberating and I felt lighter.

The temporary pain of the clean out made me realize my rampant consumerism without the actual long term use of a product was showing!

Nope, not going to stop buying or receiving makeup but I  consciously make these decisions based upon each purchase. I feel a bit happier at using some of the things I forgot about in the "new"  flush.

Have you had a declutter?  Do you love watching those videos? Do tell in the comments below.

Blessings,  Sherry

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Ulta Is Giving Sephora A Run For Their Money

That nifty little post button on Bloglovin had me fooled ya'll! I uploaded several new posts and they didn't show up on my blog in blogger. So, this girl has to figure out how to make those posts live here.
Please be patient as I work on the hiccups! Thanks so much,  Sherry

In the meantime,  here's the link to my latest post, enjoy!

https://www.bloglovin.com/@gypsygoddess/ulta-is-giving-sephora-a-run-for-their-money