Polyvore Shuts Down

HELLO!

By now I know that must of you know that Polyvore has shut down and SSENSE (luxury clothing company) has acquired the company. Today I was trying to get into the website and the SSENSE website kept popping up. I literally googled “why is Polyvore not working?” and I found out about this tragic event (I am overreacting lol). In all honesty, I did shed a tear when I saw the news because I have been using Polyvore since 2014 and it was one of the things that got me interested in blogging. I remember that back then I use to have this blog that I only used twice and one of the articles I wrote was about my love for Polyvore.

 

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Reading this is making me cringe 😂

 

I posted my outfit sets from Polyvore to my blog and now I have to look for an alternative way to do that. All of my sets are now gone and even the ones I posted on my blog are not available. This is really sad because it was really fun and easy to create outfits sets in the website.

Polyvore you will be missed.

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Peace Out Pore Treatment Strips Review

Hello!

Lately, I have been seeing a lot of buzz about the Peace Out Pore Treatment Strips, which are these “re-engineered” pore strips that you leave for the entire night, and remove them in the morning. They do not work like your average pore strip, that you leave for 10 minutes and when you remove them you see the little blackheads that come out, instead the Peace Out ones absorb the oil and  it kind of traps it in the strip and once you remove it you will see circles of the junk absorbed from your pores all over it.

These strips are $19 plus tax at Sephora and it comes with 8 strips. 4 for your forehead ( or chin) and 4 for your nose. So without further a due, these are my thoughts on the peace out pore strips.

 

THE WAY IT FEELS: The material used for the strips is like a thick and elastic rubber, which to me seemed very cool.The strips are very comfortable especially when you take into consideration that you will be sleeping with them on your face. I would say that the only discomfort I experienced was when I used them on my chin, but it was nothing major.

THE PACKAGING: The packaging is very aesthetically pleasing and different. It opens like a flip phone and the strips come in little white ziplock style bags and it also has a free peace sign sticker. The packaging is cute, convenient and functional.

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THE PRICE:  ($19). These might be the priciest strips out there (I might be wrong) but they are quite pricey for only 8 strips. Every time I used them I used 3 of them at once (One in my forehead, nose, and chin). They ran out pretty quickly. I literally was only able to use them twice. I would like for them to put more strips for the price they are charging.

USE: Before using them you must remove your makeup and wash your face so that the skin is completely clean. As I mentioned before the strips can be used on your forehead, chin, and nose but I have seen many people that struggle with back acne using them in that area.

THE RESULTS: Removing them is quite satisfying and it feels like when you remove a normal strip or peel mask. It hurts a tiny bit and the skin is left red for just a couple minutes but they are not harsh on your skin at all. Once you remove them you can see what the strip absorbed from your skin.My skin felt very clean, hydrated and detoxified after I used them and it was pretty matte as well. Throughout the day my skin did not get as oily as it usually gets and after a couple days, I noticed that my blackheads were not that noticeable anymore. I feel like if you use them regularly you can get amazing results.

TIPS: Use them over the night even though the packaging says from 4-6 hours I find that the results are better if you leave them for a little longer. I would also recommend to not use them the day before you have to be somewhere important because your skin might be red in the parts you used the strips and it might take a couple minutes for it to go away.

RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

COMMENTS: They also have acne dots that work the same way as the strips.

Hope you found this helpful, xx.

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Por Amor.

Esta semana mientras recordamos lo que Jesus hizo por nosotros les queria compartir algo que aprendi hace algunas semanas, y que cambio la forma en que vivo mi fe. Dios mando a su hijo, Jesus, a morir por personas que no lo merecian. Por personas que lo iban abandonar, traicionar, defraudar y rechazar. Teniendo esto en cuenta, El se dio como sacrificio sin que eso le importara, pero porque?

Jesus lo hizo por amor, y por mas sencillo que suene, hacer algo por amor lleva el mas grande singnificado para nosotros en cuanto a como vivir nuestra vida. Me di cuenta que Jesus me amaba tanto que le importaba mas que yo tuviera salvacion que la inmensidad de mi maldad, porque cuando lo estaban crucificando el no me vio por lo que era si no por la tranformacion que ese sacrificio podia causar en mi vida. El amor lo motivo.

La semana que tuve libre para mi spring break fui a un retiro de la iglesia. La primera mitad de la semana nos quedamos en unas cabañas y nos relajamos, pero la segunda parte fue una experiencia que en cierta forma trato con mi humildad y con mis prejuicios. Hice cosas que jamas huebiera hecho, si Dios no me hubiera motivado y ayudado. La segunda parte del viaje trataba de ir a una iglesia y trabajar con el ministerio de jovenes que esa iglesia recientemente habia iniciado. Nuestra tarea era ir a Middle Tennesse State University y repartir volantes del primer evento que el ministerio iba a tener e invitar a las personas. Cuando ami me dijeron esto yo me puse muy predispuesta, porque soy una persona muy penosa y en verdad no lo queria hacer y de tanto tiempo de estar con las misma personas, llegue a un punto que ya no queria estar alli.

Dios trato enormemente con mi corazon, y me hizo ver que aveces no se trata de nosotros si no de las personas que necesitan un cambio en su vida. Aprendi que tengo que amar, pero amar de verdad. No rechazar a nadie por su apariencia, ni por como viven su vida, pero ver la oportunidad que hay para que Dios transforme sus vidas, como lo hizo con la mia. Pero si nadie los ama verdaderamente, si nadies les enseña, como va a suceder esto? Aveces nos quedamos estancados creyendo que somos tan buenos que no les podemos hablar a cierto tipo de personas y que si nos miran hablando con ellos nos van juzgar, y que eventualmente nos convertiremos como ellos. Jesus siendo el hijo de Dios era amigo de pescadores y recolectadores de impuestos (lo cual era una profesion muy mal vista en esa epoca). Entonces si el siendo el hijo de Dios, convivio con esas personas para traer cambios a sus vidas, entonces yo tambien lo tengo que hacer. Pero si nadie se preocupa por convivir con esos que la sociedad rechaza, y si no demostramos nuestra fe en amar a nuestro prijimo, entonces como cristianos no estamos viviendo nuestra fe. Yo soy culpable de eso pero agradezco que Dios me mostro uno de los lugares en donde estoy fallando.

Y si tuviese profecía, y entendiese todos los misterios y toda ciencia, y si tuviese toda la fe, de tal manera que trasladase los montes, y no tengo amor, nada soy.-1 de Corintios 13:2.

Jesus es el mejor y mas grande ejemplo que tengo de lo que en verdad significa amar.

Mas Dios muestra su amor para con nosotros, en que siendo aún pecadores, Cristo murió por nosotros.- Romanos 5:8. 

En la cancion de Hillsong “So Will I (100 Billion X)” hay una parte que la cancion dice

Cada preciosa persona.  Un hijo por el cual moriste para salvar. Si diste tu vida para amarlos, tambien lo hare yo…

Eres el unico que nunca deja a nadie atras.

Vivamos nuestra fe de esta manera, amando a las personas verdaderamente, independientemente de cuan diferentes sean a nosotros. Dios los ama, y si Dios hizo ese cambio en mi vida, yo tengo que ir y no juzgarlos, compartir, amarlos y que Dios haga el resto. Porque mi trabajo no es cambiar a las personas, porque no lo puedo hacer pero lo que si puedo hacer es amarlas. Yo se que aveces es dificil tratar de convivir con personas que son diferentes a nosotros, o que son personas que en nuestra mente decimos “jamas seria su amiga” pero cuando dejamos a un lado nuestro prejucio y dejamos que Dios obre, vidas cambian.

 Y ahora permanecen la fe, la esperanza y el amor, estos tres; pero el mayor de ellos es el amor.- 1 de Corintios 13:13

Glossier “Phase 1” Review

Hi everyone!

This is a post I have been so excited to make because:

1. I love glossier

2. I finally got to test and play around with their skincare products.

I will be reviewing the phase 1 set, which is Glossier’s basic skin essentials. The set includes:

  1. Milky Jelly Cleanser
  2. Priming Moisturizer
  3. Balm Dotcom (the flavor of your choice)
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Here are my thoughts on these cult favorites:

Milky Jelly Cleanser

  • Time used: 4 Weeks.
  • Observations: – It is not like a normal cleanser (foam free) and it does not irritate your eyes, meaning that you can open your eyes while using the cleanser. It is a combination of a jelly cream that takes your makeup come off if used on dry skin and it simply cleanses when used on wet skin.
  • What I like: It does not make my face tight and it is very moisturizing. Other cleansers leave my skin feeling tight and dry afterward but this one is very gentle and moisturizing. My skin feels extremely soft and clean.
  • What I don’t like: I use the cleanser to remove my makeup but I feel like it does not remove my foundation completely because when I use my toner the cotton comes out dirty. For it to completely remove my makeup, I have to use about 3 or 4 pumps.
  • To whom would I recommend it to: EVERYONE! This is a very gentle cleanser that would work for any skin type in my opinion. It is moisturizing and mattifies your face at the same time.
  • Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Priming Moisturizer

  • Time used: 4 weeks
  • Observations: Fast absorption.
  • What I like: It is quick and easy to use. I am always in a rush in the morning so I mix my foundation and my moisturizer to create a bb cream (kind of) and I find that it mixes very well with my foundation and it sets pretty quickly. Foundation looks good on top of it, it creates a nice base for your foundation.
  • What I don’t like: I have a combination skin type. My t-zone is oily and the rest of my face is dry, so I find that it works just fine on those oily parts of my face but the rest of my skin feels as though it needs a bit more hydration, especially during the winter.
  • To whom would I recommend it to: I would recommend this to someone who was looking for just a primer but not a moisturizer I feel like you need to use a separate moisturizer with this in order for your skin to get proper hydration.
  • Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Balm Dotcom

  • Time used: 4 weeks.
  • Observations: The balm is supposed to be a salve but after a couple of weeks mine started to become an oil. It kind of applies as a gloss after you have spread it on your lips, unlike the EOS lip balm that feels thicker and ends up drying your lips.
  • What I like: It is extremely hydrating! My lips have suffered during the winter and this has been their savior. Not only does it feel luxurious, nourishing and nice but the coconut one smells like paradise.😍
  • What I don’t like: It started to melt even though I always kept it in cool places but regardless it still does the job and my lips love it! Not much to dislike.
  • To whom would I recommend it to: EVERYONE THAT HAS LIPS!
  • Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Overall I am VERY pleased with my purchase. The packaging that it came in was so aesthetically pleasing and cute (as everything they do). I think glossier is every girl’s dream brand. They represent the cool new york women everyone ones to be. I love their brand, what they stand for, and their products. I hope they come up with bigger sizes for each product because I am using them non-stop.

If you want to get 10% off your first Glossier order use the link below:

http://bff.glossier.com/hFE_z

See you next time,

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Self-Love & Care⭐️

Hola Hola!

Esta semana se me ocurrio hacer un articulo sobre cosillas que hacer para relajarse y practicar el amor/cuidado propio. Aveces despues de una semana estresante ya sea por el trabajo, la escuela o la vida en general es bueno darse un detox para empezar la semana con energias nuevas. Aveces puede ser que nuestro entorno nos mantiene ocupados  o estamos viviendo para llenar expectativas de los demas que nos olvidamos de hacer las cosas que enrealidad nos gustan y nos relajan.

Asi que aqui les dejo una lista de ideas para hacer:

  1. Ir a tu restaurante favorito sola y probar algo nuevo.
  2. Ir a un cafe y leer un libro o simplemente observar el ambiente.
  3. Tomar un baño y ver tu pelicula favorita.
  4. Probar hacer algo nuevo en el gimnasio.
  5. Organizar tus cosas y regalar o botar lo que ya no necesites.
  6. Orar y hacer un devocional o meditar.
  7. Ir a conocer un lugar local nuevo.
  8. Comer tu ice cream favorito #sinculpa.
  9. Salir a tomar un cafe o a comer con una amiga y platicar por horas.
  10. Hacer tu propio spa day en tu casa o incluso ir a un spa.
  11. Cambiar de look.
  12. Comprarte tu perfume favorito. (Derrochar un poquito😉)
  13. Escuchar un podcast.
  14. Cocinar algo que nunca has comido.
  15. Ordenar algo para comer y quedarte la tarde viendo Netflix.
  16. Trabajar en algun proyecto de tu interes (un mood board, journaling, una idea de negocio…etc).
  17. Escribir por lo que estas agradecida.
  18. Ir a una galeria de arte o museo.
  19. Dibujar o pintar.
  20. Hacer cualquier cosa que te haga feliz.
  21. Deshacerte de amistades toxicas.
  22. Acostarte mas temprano.

Muchas de estas opciones son cosas pequeñas que parecen insignificantes pero que hacen la diferencia en nuestra vida. En lo personal creo que darse un gusto de vez en cuando y salir sola es parte de cuidarse y quererse. Hacer las cosas que te gusten o cosas que nunca haces por el ajetreo de la vida te ayudan a relajarte y a pasar mas tiempo con vos misma y en realidad conocerte. El no invertir y cuidar de nosotros nos hace vivir vidas toxicas llenas de amargura y estres asi que aprendamos amarnos y a cuidar de nuestra mente y cuerpo para poder amar y cuidar de otros y asi vivir una vida llena de felicidad y pasion por lo que hacemos.

El cuidar de nosotros mismos es una cosa del dia a dia, considerandonos en cada decision y acción que tomamos y en como nos afecta. Por supuesto no estoy diciendo que seamos egoistas y solo velemos por nuestros intereses pero al contrario estar mas al pendiente de nuestra mente y de nuestro cuerpo para poder transmiritir ese mismo positivismo a otros.

“Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.” -Deborah Day

Para mas ideas pueden ver mi pinterest board sobre self care: https://www.pinterest.com/genesisjacobism/self/

Hello!

This week I thought I would write an article about things you can do to relax and practice self-love/care. Sometimes after a stressful week, whether it is because of your job, school or life, in general, it is a good idea to give yourself a detox to start the week with renewed energies.  Sometimes our own surroundings and environment keep us so busy fulfilling everyone’s expectations that we forget about doing those things that we really enjoy doing and that makes us feel relaxed. 

So here is a list of ideas of things that you can do:

  1. Go to your favorite restaurant by yourself and try something new. 
  2. Go to a coffee shop and read a book or just simply enjoy and observe the environment. 
  3. Take a bath and watch your favorite movie.
  4. Try something new at the gym.
  5. Organize your things and give away or throw out those things that you don’t really need.
  6. Pray and have a devotional or meditate.
  7. Go and visit a local place you have never been before.
  8. Eat your favorite ice cream #guiltfree
  9. Go out to have a cup of coffee or go out with a friend and talk for hours.
  10. Have your own spa day at home or even go to an actual spa.
  11. Get a fresh new look.
  12. Buy your favorite perfume. (splurge a little😉)
  13. Listen to a podcast.
  14. Cook something you have never had before.
  15. Order takeout and stay watching Netflix.
  16. Work on a project of your interest. (mood board, journaling, a business idea…etc).
  17. Write down what you are thankful for.
  18. Go to an art gallery or museum.
  19. Paint or draw something.
  20. Do anything that makes you happy.
  21. Get rid of toxic friendships.
  22. Go to bed early.

Most of these options are small things that seem meaningless but do make the difference in our lives. I personally believe that treating yourself every once in a while and going out alone is part of loving caring for yourself. Doing the things that you like or doing things you never do because of how busy life is can help you relax and spend time with yourself and as a result get to know yourself a little better. When we don’t invest and take care of ourselves.

To take care of ourselves is a day by day thing, having into consideration how our decision and actions affect us. Of course, I am not saying that we must be selfish and only look after our self-interests but to be more aware of our minds and bodies so that we may be able to transmit the same positivity to others. 

For more ideas on self-care, you can look through my Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/genesisjacobism/self/

 

 

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