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:
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!
There is nothing more that I love than socially responsible brands. Not only socially responsible, but brands who help the lives of others in need. I was born in Punjab, India and immigrated to the United States when I was 4 years old. I have only been back home once in the past 20 years of residing in California. Although I have spent most of my life in the States, I will always have a soft spot for India. The last time I went back home, I was speechless by the lack of opportunities and the way of life some are forced to live. Heavenly Organics is an organic brand that reached out to me recently. I read their story on how they started and immediately fell in love with the brand and their purpose. Heavenly Organics currently makes a positive impact for 600 farmer families in India; that is 600 families who have been given an opportunity to succeed in life.
For the longest time, my laptop has been bare and my iPhone had a black, bulky case on it. It wasn’t cute at all and of course, I had no business adding my phone to my flatlays. I had been looking for a cool, new case for my phone that I could personalize somehow. I also needed something for my laptop so it wouldn’t get scratched, but I didn’t want it to be bulky. Recently, I tried a Swedish based company, CaseApp and I got to try two of their products. I kept my phone simple (with flatlay photos in mind) and I went all out with my laptop skin!
If I had a choice, I would be without makeup 90% of the time; and recently, I have been. After getting my chemical peel treatment, I started to follow a strict skincare routine which did miracles for my skin. I am so much more confident to go out without any makeup on my skin. Now my go-to products include mascara, brow pencil, and a lip product. If I happen to do a full face of makeup, it’ll be for Instagram or a special occasion. I decided to do this look yesterday since I haven’t posted a makeup selfie for a while!