How to Stay Motivated


Having your own blog or business can be tough. It’s been slightly over a month since I last posted which makes me quite saddened. Every time I sat down to start a blog post, I would feel uninspired. Perhaps it’s the weather, or maybe my day job has been taking a toll on me, but I am in dire need to get back into a set schedule. Below are some tips (in no particular order) that I try to keep me motivated:

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Birthday Wishlist

I love October for a few reasons. The rain begins (in California at least), it’s my anniversary month, birthday month, and the holiday season is around the corner. In a previous post, I mentioned that Kamal and I were planning to take a vacation. We finalized on going to Tahoe! I can’t wait to share photos with you guys. Since both my anniversary and birthday fall on October 30, I get 2 gifts! I get to pick at least one gift and Kamal gets to decide the other. Picking a gift seems like a lot of fun but this time, it was so difficult! I feel like the older I get, the harder it’s getting to pick gifts. This year, I didn’t want to choose something random but rather a gift that I truly want and will cherish. I picked a few options for my birthday wishlist. You will have to wait until October 30th to find out what it is!

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Affordable crossbody bags

Crossbody bags are my favorite. I can dress them down or up and most importantly, I don’t have to continuously carry it on my arm. However, the price tag on some of these bags is in-sane. We want the expensive, luxury handbags for special occasions, but also have to take extra good care of them. I would definitely not take a luxury bag to the movies. Affordable crossbody bags are what every girl needs; a bag we can quickly throw on and head out. I’ve put together some cute and affordable crossbody bags all under $100, that you can stock up on! 

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How to create a skincare routine

The skincare industry is enormous and there are heaps of products for us all. While some of us have 50 products, the others may only have moisturizer. I didn’t start taking skin care seriously until about 6 months ago. I started to analyze my skin and realized that I wasn’t happy with the overall complexion. I’m not sure why I waited until 24 years old to start a proper skincare routine. I went in for a chemical peel to clear up my hyperpigmentation around my mouth. (FYI, this was the very first skin appointment in my life.) Along with the chemical peels, I was given a rigorous skincare routine with multiple steps that my esthetician recommended and within 2 months, my skin looked amazing! I was so happy with my skin that I decreased how much makeup I wore on my skin. Rather than covering up marks on my skin with makeup, I wanted to show off my skin, without makeup. I want to share with you guys, a routine that has worked for and may also work for you!

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Organic Shampoo

We all wash our hair, but do we actually look at the ingredients or what we should and shouldn’t be using? My mom is a salon owner and I’ve always used professional brands that she recommends. I feel as if the general population only looks for a shampoo that smells good and visually appealing packaging. Recently I was introduced to a brand called Maple Holistics. Their products are cruelty-free and sulfate free. Don’t know what sulfate free means and why it’s important? Check out this article. I tried the Degrease organic shampoo since I have an oily scalp and love how gentle it was on my scalp.

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