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Social Obsession: Why to get away from your Phone

Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, VSCO, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest- it’s all I’ve been doing this week!

I’ve been home a lot this week from the weather here in New England and all I’ve done is been on my phone. I’m constantly on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr etc. Since when did my phone and social media account become so important to me and take over my life? The simple answer, when society said that it was more important to be on my phone/social media than to actually experience life.

So yesterday, I tried an experiment. How much could I accomplish when I only went on social media once every 3 hours… my results turned out pretty spectacular.

Yesterday I was able to:

  • journal
  • complete homework
  • clean my bathroom
  • clean out my closet
  • write this blog post
  • enjoy dinner with my family
  • read
  • go outside in the snow with my dog
  • do some yoga with my mom
  • relax and rejuvenate my skin/hair

In other words, I was really productive! Instead of looking relentlessly at a screen filled with people’s “perfect lives”, I was able to get some things done to improve my life. Yes, it’s hard not to go on Instagram and Twitter every 5 minutes, but why be a slug, when you can get stuff done!

I hope this was helpful and will inspire you to get off your phone and go to do more of which makes you happy!

Love Always,

Luce E.

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Why I Want to go Minimal

Hi Beauty Babes,

Happy Friday! As promised, today I want to talk about why I want to go minimal and start to live the minimalist lifestyle. It’s something that I’ve been thinking about for a long time and it’s starting to come about a lot more on my social media accounts. To me minimalism is less about getting a lot of things and more about bringing in the calm, simplistic lifestyle into my life to bring a little more zen into my life. 

As you may or may not know from my New Year’s Resolution post that I want to redo my room. I’m planning on painting my walls white with a gray accent wall with very simple decorations that keep my room clean and a stress free zone. I find that more and more, I’ve been decluttering my room in order to keep a clean state of mind. I find joy in cleaning out my room and donating the things that I don’t want anymore so I can keep my space clean. I’ve donated a lot of clothes over the  past few months and have donated 3-4 pairs of shoes and I can honestly say that I feel better. I feel less stressed and more confident in myself.

When I redo my room, the theme is obviously going to be minimal. Not many pictures, a few plants scattered around to bring some color into the room without making my room loud. I plan on getting a cactus and maybe some fake plants so I don’t have to worry about making sure they live. I want to change the environment I live in and give myself an even fresher start to the year.

I know this was a short post but I don’t have much else to say! I hope you have a great rest if your day and I’ll talk to you all in next weeks post! 
Love Always, 

Luce E.

Products I want to Try! (for Prom!!)

Hey, Beauty Babes!

I’m so excited for this post today! It’s going to be a relatively quick post but I wanted to have something up for all of you. Today, I’m going to list some products that I want to try and will try soon for reviews and for a prom tutorial! Those posts will come up around mid to late February! Here are some of the products that I’m going to try out!

  • Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Foundation
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • Maybelline New York Eye Studio Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner
  • Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Pallet
  • Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
  • Coty Airspun Translucent Powder

I know there isn’t a lot of drug store products but I want to look as flawless as I possibly can for prom and I feel that these products will do the trick!

Next week’s post: Why I Want to go Minimal!

Have an amazing week everyone!!

Love Always,

Luce. E

 

Christmas & New Year’s 

Hi everyone!

I’m so sorry about my absence on my blog. Between school, dance, theatre and work, things have been pretty busy. I’m going to be posting a lot more over break and especially at the start of the New Year. Speaking of, this post is going to be pretty different from my usual posts so bare with me.

I’ve always loved the holiday season. Ever since I was a little girl, I always loved the lights, the spirit of giving and the love shared by everyone. (In case you were wondering, I celebrate Christmas.)  To me, Christmas isn’t just about the presents and the religiousness, rather, it’s a way to end the year in a solid note. Usually this time of the year is hectic for most with the Christmas shopping, decorating and traveling. For me, it’s a chance to reflect on the year. I can get caught up in the everyday hustle and bustle and I always seem to forget what life and this world is really about. The holiday season reminds me that I need to stop every once and a while and just enjoy what I have and experience life. This time of year is more than presents and traveling and craziness, it’s about giving and reflecting and ultimately, preparing for change. 

Now many are not as fortunate as me to be receiving the gifts I will receive and some may not have a family like mine, so this is also a big time of giving for me. At my school, we have this fundraiser called “The Christmas Project” where each home room adopts a family and buys them the items they need/asked for for Christmas. It’s such a beautiful and humbing experience and every year I make sure I contribute. I am especially blessed this year to have been able to go out and actually buy the things my family asked for for Christmas this year. Their needs were so basic and they were essentials to be quite frank. In a way, it made me feel even more bratty than I feel whenever I receive such expensive, unnecessary gifts. 

This time of the year is always wonderful and it’s even better to start off the year surrounded by my loved ones. New Year’s is a way for me to reset and refresh myself. It’s an opportunity for me to set myself on the right path for the rest of the year. Being my junior year, I have to really focus on school and looking for colleges and ultimately, by September, I’m going to be applying to schools. By this time next year, I will (hopefully) be getting college acceptance letters. I can’t wait to be surrounded by my friends and family as we welcome the new year with hope and ambition. 2017 is going to be a big big year for me and I feel that I need to start off on the right foot to get where I need to go for the upcoming months.

This year, I plan to write more on this blog, expand on my makeup and fashion knowledge/experience, possibly start a makeup YouTube channel, try and meditate/do yoga more often and overall better myself and my community. This holiday season, reflect on 2016. See what you did well and continue that through 2017, but also see what you did wrong in 2016 and try to improve upon it in 2017. 

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa and all the best at the start of the New Year.

Xo always,

Luce E