Sometimes you have an off day. Sometimes you have an off week. Sometimes you just don't feel like yourself. Busy schedules, long days at work, cloudy skies; there's many a thing that can get you feeling like you're in a funk. I just had a whole weekend like that. I didn't want to go outside, I wasn't very hungry, I didn't really want to do anything, and I would have been content doing nothing but staring at the wall for a whole day. That's for sure not me. I let the funk get a hold of me for a few days, and then I had to hit it hard to get back in the swing of things. Here's my Feel-More-You list for when you're off and not your normal self:
When I'm feeling out of it, I usually need to get a grip with Jesus and remember what He thinks of me. I always pray for peace and rebuke whatever is around me that's not of the Lord. Some of my favorite passages to read are Hebrews 13:6, Hebrews 4:16, 1 John 4:17, and 1 John 5:14. Getcho' self some Jesus.
2. TREAT YO'SELF FOOD
Eating my favorite food or whatever I'm craving always helps me feel better. This doesn't necessarily mean I eat the double double and bacon covered-extra cheese pizza that I'm dreaming about and go crazy, I try to keep it on the healthy side because sometimes eating half of a greasy pizza and a milkshake doesn't always make me feel better. But, having a salad or a healthy snack with a bowl of Ben and Jerry's never hurt no one. When I get moody and distant with myself, My weird crave food is from Native Foods Vegan Restaurant. To each their own, *insert your weird food cravings here*.
3. CLASSIC YOU CLOTHES
Wear the most you outfit. Pick out your favorite clothes, your favorite shoes, and do your hair the way you love it. My favorite outfit is some black pants, vans high tops, a floral tank, and a comfy little jean jacket. I curl my crazy locks and grab the shimmer eye shadow, and instantly I'm feeling a little more Carlie.
4. FAVORITE STORE EXPEDITION
Making yourself get up and get out can always help you feel better. Sometimes you have to force yourself. Head to your favorite feel-good store, and even if you don't buy anything, walk around. Try on clothes you like, look at the things you're interested in, window shop, whatever does the feel-goods for you. When I'm down, I ALWAYS go to Target. Walking around Target is therapy for me. The employees probably think I'm psychotic, but it always does the trick.
5. THINGS YOU LOVE LIST
It sounds odd, but make a list of things you love. You can make a pinterest board or save pictures of your things, or just simply write a physical list of them. Sometimes I make a mood board, sometimes I make a list of the places I want to travel, sometimes I just Pinterest and pick out cute outfits. Find things that inspire you. My things are glitter shoes and wallets, red lipsticks, off-the-shoulder tops, pale pink nail polishes, heels, and makeup. You do you boo.
If you find yourself feeling down, don't fret. Give yourself a mini-vacation, and focus on Jesus, the things you love, and treat yourself to your favorites. It's a foolproof formula to feel extra you ❤
Lipstick is a girl's best friend for Christmas party season ❤
Here's a little lip guide for your upcoming lipstick-wearing season.
If you're a one-time-lipstick wearer, and you just want a little color on your lips for a Thanksgiving with the fam or a Christmas party or two, I get you. You want to add some fun flair but you don't want to break the bank on a one or two wear stick of make-up. If that's you, grab a tube of Revlon or Elf. You may have to re-apply a few times during the night, but it easy and inexpensive. Try some deep and rich dark red tones with some simple cat-eye makeup or a smokey eye. If you're a lipstick all the time kind of person, try mixing it up with warm shades of brown. NYX's "Lingerie" glosses are smooth and glossy and comes in twelve toasty shades. Warm tones like these are super complimentary to natural makeup looks. If you're a girl who is all about the good for you beauty, pick up a tube of Burt's Bees lipstick. It's great for your lips and comes in a range of fun tones. If you're going for a "I just walked off of the set of Frozen the broadway musical show" sort of look, go for light and glossy pinks. The more shimmer, the better. Mac and Lipshine have some bubbly, light pinks and light, shiny shades.
If you're a Christmas fanatic, and especially if you aren't, you definitely need a good and solid Christmas playlist to amp you up for the Christmas parties and holiday lines at Best Buy. You know what I'm talking about. There's some Jesus lovin' music, a few oldies but goodies, and some under the mistletoe with Justin Bieber. Sue me.
Add a few to your list this year ❤
Is summer really over? The not going to school part? How did that even happen, June was like last week. I moved to California in January, so my internal season changer is very confused as to why it's been summer for the last eight months. But, even though school is here again, we have a whole month of summer left. So break your rompers and off the shoulder tops out and get your paddle boards, because there's 4 more weeks to live it up!
Here's a little something to give you some live-it-up inspiration.
They're the coolest kids on the Christian clothing block! He>i has just one logo that they use for everything, but they really rock it. The famous "HE>i" is printed on hats, bags, shirts, and the ultimate way to be sure you're a Christian, with some vinyl car stickers. Add this to your lists people! It's a must go-to. They have store locations in Hale'iwa and Honolulu Hawaii, and one on PCH in Newport Beach. But if you can't jet set all the way to the islands, their online store carries everything.
Sone boho-outfit-inspo because you just have to mix it up sometimes. Here's the formula: crazy beach hair, lace and or something flowy, and denim.