Posted in first impressions, vegan

Ipsy glam bag

A good way to sample brands and learn about different companies that make non toxic cosmetics is to sign up for subscription boxes. You pay a small monthly fee in exchange for a curated box or bag of products tailored to your liking. I am a subscriber to Ipsy bags. For only $10 a month I receive 5 products in a cute makeup bag based on my favorites profile. The questionnaire is super easy, just let ipsy know what type of beauty products and color schemes you prefer and what brands you already use or want to explore. Out of the list of companies you get to choose from I picked all the ones that make natural and non toxic products. I am very pleased with the 3 bags I’ve gotten so far. I love the Trial size products. I can try them out see how I like it before I buy a full size.

Living holistically while broke!

Leah

Posted in stay wonderful, words of wisdom

Missing in Action

Hey wonderful ladies,

It’s been a good little minute since my last post. You could say I’ve been MIA. What have I been up to? Well I’ve been around, working long hours, going through writers block, and feeling uninspired. But I’m back and I’m better! I’m regaining my drive. Patience is not my strong suit. I felt as though I should have been getting a better response to my writing. I am learning that it takes time and the focus should be on owning my craft rather than recognition. Through that realization I have embarked on a journey to holistic living and self love. The two go hand in hand. I find that when you pay more attention to what goes in/on your body you develop a deeper appreciation for yourself. Know your worth! I alway say you can’t help others until you help yourself first. As I go through my holistic journey, I am focusing on 3 major areas: mind, body, and soul.

 Mind-Meditation has become a staple in my morning and nightly routine. Being self aware is very important. I handle situations differently when I have mental clarity. Less stress more progress. I am becoming more discipline. I have a schedule to adhere to. Exercise, cooking, meditation, and a little tv watching all need to take place in a short time frame before or after work.

 Body– I have always eaten pretty decent but now I am taking my diet very seriously. More raw clean eating and absolutly no processed foods. I eat organic as much as I can. I will slowly work towards becoming a pescetarian but for right now I’m taking baby steps lol but that’s only half the battle. when it comes to paying close attention our exterior we all know beauty products may be applied topically but they get absorbed into the skin and eventually the blood stream. It was Hard coming to this decision but if I am going to give 110% I had to go all the way. I have made the switch to only using all natural, non toxic, paraben free cosmetics. This includes makeup, nail polish, face, body, and hair products. The thought of giving way or trashing ALL my stuff was a little overwhelming but now I have a reason to shop and re up on a few things. With a little research I have a growing list of beauty brands who cater to the all natural consumer. In the end my skin will thank me.

 Soul– This is where everything comes together and the Self love starts to kick in. I am becoming a better woman from the inside out. All that I do is for me and no one else. Everyday is a “Me” day. I want to look to myself for validation instead of others. I believe that the universe rewards good behavior. I am learning to let go and and let God. I pray often and show appreciation for all my blessings.

So with that being said bare with me while I get my life and navigate through this new Journey. I will not be posting too much on here until i’m ready to present new works but you can follow me on twitter and instagram as I document my new holistic lifestyle. Lets all strive to glow inside and out, because everyday could be wonderful.

Leah   

 

Posted in todays reflection

Todays reflection

Coming into a shift in my energy, worry, insecurities, and anticipation are at the forefront of my mind on the daily. Im at that awkward stage in life where you are on the right path to your goals but just far enough behind to let self doubt hold you back. The universe has something up its sleeve; I just have to embrace it and enjoy the journey. Positivity will be the only active force to drive me through this roller coaster of a time. By staying on track with my daily schedule and continuing to make the most out of everyday, I can be optimistic and confident about the blessings that are sure to come my way. How do you work through this stage in your journey?

Because everyday could be wonderful,

Leah

Posted in words of wisdom

Words of wisdom.

Think back to a time when you were ‘doing you’ to the highest level of ‘doing you’; give it a second you know what I mean. You were ‘outchea’ so to speak, happy, having fun, making moves, everything was copacetic. The insecurity or self doubt you may be feeling now would have never crossed your mind. That was you then and you are still that person now. Put your big girl pants on and make it happen. No second guessing yourself. Boss up and be the leader of your decisions. Know that whatever you chose to do is right, down to to the smallest everyday tasks. You can and will get back to a place of stability. I had to tell myself every morning that ‘today is going to be a good day, I will get shit done, make progress, and be happy with my small accomplishments.” It was hard but you have to find that inner confidence and pull it out. It may be deep in there but it’s in there.

Because everyday could be wonderful,

Leah

Posted in todays reflection

Today’s reflection

Don’t get comfortable being uncomfortable. It is very easy to become complacent with your insecurities and bad habits. We have these problems and chose to leave them alone. We allow them to trouble us, yet we have become numb to their effect. Don’t be lazy! Self evaluate ever so often and address any concerns head on. For me I have gotten comfortable with being anti social. I want friends now that I live in Virginia but I am not making the effort to hangout or connect with anyone. I know that part of the problem is that I am not 100% ok with getting around being that I just got my license. So I made it a point to familiarize myself with the area when ever I get a chance. I acknowledged my problem and took the first step to fix it. Sometime today think about what is a constant struggle in your life and figure out the first steps to solving it.

Because everyday could be wonderful,

Leah

Posted in stay wonderful

what do you have to say?

hey ladies, I want to hear from you! I’m not just all talk I like to listen too. lol If anyone is interested in sharing their story don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to put your testimony on the blog and share your experiences. We can definitely benefit from your words of encouragement. Send me an email (everydayswonderful@gmail.com) or comment what you would like for me to share, I look forward to hearing from you all.

Because everyday could be wonderful,

Leah