I am not a Late Bloomer, I am a Procrastinator

Procrastanation depletes the energy and will power is a muscle that you have to train.

I find that I either wake up and get to work and be productive; the productivity carries through from each small task onto the next. Or I wake up and linger bad and the bad cycle starts of bad food, bad energy, bad attitude, self-hatred and guilt, and days that look  the same. So I start small and I eventually have the energy to tackle the big  tasks.

I have lived with procrastination for a very long time and that is an understatement. It convinced me that I am a “late bloomer”. It led me to feel guilty for wasting my potential and hate myself and took a toll on my self esteem. On the outside, I convinced myself that I am young and had time and shouldn’t take life too seriously, and that I was “relaxing”. But the truth is: procrastination leads to a lack of preparation which never put me at ease or made me  relaxed.

So tomorrow, get enough sleep, eat a good, healthy breakfast, and have a yourself a productive day.

Tip: If you’re day revolves around doing mundane things like cleaning/organizing, or driving around, get an audiobook that will inspire you and listen to it. I always convince myself that I am actually “reading” and doing the other stuff on the side,whenever I feel like I am missing out cause I am sitting at home doing “boring” tasks. Audible.com gives you the first book for free and if you don’t like it you can return it (wink, wink).

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I can relate and It sucks!

Honecado Smoothie

So good, so creamy!!

  
Recipe:

Half diced avocado

3 tbsp honey 

3tbsp Greek yogurt or any yogurt of you preference (or even vanilla ice cream😋)

Half a cup of milk

Chia seeds

4-8 icecubes

Then blend, blend, blend and prep a cute mug and a matching straw (optional)

P.s don’t forget to belive in yourself

Some beauty favorites

Hello there, 

Here are some stuff that I think are worth your  $$$ if you need them. Just some of my favorites. This post is going to be a little girly so you have been warned. 

  
Despite how much I love watching makeup tutorials on YouTube, I never feel comfortable with to much makeup on and I just can’t make it my lifestyle to always have my face caked or made up. So above I have Milani blush in romantic rose ($8-walgreens) and it is so perfect for that makeup flushed looked. No shimmer, no fuzz, just so damn natural, healthy glow. It makes me look like I had just done working out. Though, it is definetly more on the muted side, if you wear little to no makeup then this may be the blush for you. Also love the packaging and the title, so valentines day-ish.  

Maybelline eyeshadow palette in the blushed nudes ($10- target). Love how it has 12 colors so you’re not constantly switching between palettes ( not a beauty guru), had a good variety of darks and lights, with a little shimmer which I find gives of a very feminine vibe since I will be using this very subtly. Again this is for an easy makeup application for someone who wants to look soft and feminine (and didn’t want to post the $50 for an urban decay palette). 

The selling point of the eyebrow gel from Wet and wild for me was the price. Only a couple bucks to teme your brows; half the price of the maybelline one. 

  
My best friend got me this set for christmas and I love the scent because it reminds me of Victoria Secret stores (ironic!!, though they are sister companies) and they always smell so good. 

  
My best friend slay got me this and you could see already how much I have used up. It’s fruity but subtle and romantic ( valentines day!!!) oh and is pink Hahaha 

  
Bought this sally Hansen top coat and nail hardner because I am planning to take care of my nails from now on. I feel feminine and put together when I have a smooth coat of color on. And those colors are the ones I selected for the weeks leading to valentines day. 

  

Last but not least some skin care products. I am really pleased with this unscented Lotion and how it softens and soothes my skin. I am all for scents and flavors and I am actually a perfume fanatic, but lately I feel like my nose had became really sensitive and lots of scents that I love make me sneeze and irritate my nose so I had to start being more conscious of my body and it’s needs. Also its great for when I am sick cause I can’t use lotion because of its scent. 

Then I have three charcoal products I like. The mask from origins is great. The first few times I have used to, it made my skin tingle then j don’t know what have but I don’t feel that anymore which is good. 

The biore charcoal bar is really great and smells like peppermint which is great. It’s a little bit on the expensive side for a soap bar but I think of it as face wash and I use it with my clarasonic. Though, you can’t used it as an eye makeup reminder because it will irritate your eyes. 

My favorite thing is the biore charcoal strips; they have exceeded my expectations. Like most of you I use the regular biore strips on my nose, which were great the first few times I did them and I could actually see everything that has been pulled put on the strip and let me tell there is no greater  feeling bihahahaha but then I don’t what happened but they didn’t pull out anymore (obviously I had less black heads but I still had some) and using them just became a formality and everyonce in a blue moon, one strip would work as itshould . So when I saw the charcoal ones I had to try them since I had lost faith in the originals and man I was not disappointed. 

Warning: gross biore charcoal strip

  
As you can see for yourself, this strip actually pulled out a lot of black, white heads or what have you. So yaaaaasssss well worth it. 

 Happy valentines day!!!

when we were young

I was consumed by this song today. It took me back to those years of my life when I learned all about unrequited love. I guess what hits home for me is the part where she says something like you were just like, you still sound like a  song, my God this lremindsof when we were young (too lazy to quote or copy and paste but pretty much the first part of the chorus). I used to romanticize the person that I thought I loved then and looking back at how I used to feel towards him, it was a very surreal feeling so he was just like a movie and a song. Also, on another level reminiscing about the past (it was painful but still precious) and replaying in my head feels just like a movie. It’s that feeling when we look back at our life, but it doesn’t feel like our life somehow but feels like a “story” that we watched from a close distance; an out of body experience. I love the feelings this song evokes in me. It’s  like I’m young, fragile, and tender again but with all the wisdom that comes with age and the truth that it gets better. Also, that the lyrics preoccupation with age is something I relate to. I felt old then, I feel old now even though I am not old neither then now now but I guess I am haunted with thoughts that I Haven’t “lived enough” then and I guess now. Another part that hits home for me is the fact that Adele wants to photograph her lover, something I always did do because I never knew when will I see him again. So Taking pictures on him was my way of savoring the moment and keeping it forever. 
I experienced the pains (and the beauty?) of unrequited love at a very young age and listening to this song made me reflect on Thais long years. I guess when I first heard it I thought that I miss that person whom I thought I loved. But listening to it (repeating it to be accurate) again and again made me realize that I miss the girl I used to be in the past. He was my first experience of “love”, pain and heartbreak. I miss her tenderness, innocence, raw feelings, and in a way her naivity. How it felt to experience all those feeling for the first time. 
Sorry for the lack of organation in this post, it was written as a stream of consciousness. Needless to say I love everything nostalgic and sentimental; yep iam that kinda person. 

http://youtu.be/DDWKuo3gXMQ
Everybody loves the things you do

From the way you talk

To the way you move

Everybody here is watching you

Cause you feel like home

You’re like a dream come true

But if by chance you’re here alone

Can I have a moment

Before I go?

Cause I’ve been by myself all night long

Hoping you’re someone I used to know
You look like a movie

You sound like a song

My God, this reminds me

Of when we were young
Let me photograph you in this light

In case it is the last time

That we might be exactly like we were

Before we realized

We were sad of getting old

It made us restless

It was just like a movie

It was just like a song
I was so scared to face my fears

Cause nobody told me that you’d be here

And I swear you moved overseas

That’s what you said, when you left me
You still look like a movie

You still sound like a song

My God, this reminds me

Of when we were young
Let me photograph you in this light

In case it is the last time

That we might be exactly like we were

Before we realized

We were sad of getting old

It made us restless

It was just like a movie

It was just like a song
When we were young

When we were young

When we were young

When we were young
It’s hard to admit that

Everything just takes me back

To when you were there

To when you were there

And a part of me keeps holding on

Just in case it hasn’t gone

I guess I still care

Do you still care?
It was just like a movie

It was just like a song

My God, this reminds me

Of when we were young
When we were young

When we were young

When we were young

When we were young
Let me photograph you in this light

In case it is the last time

That we might be exactly like we were

Before we realized

We were sad of getting old

It made us restless

I’m so mad I’m getting old

It makes me reckless

It was just like a movie

It was just like a song

When we were young

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