WOOOOOOW okay I swear this is how I start all of my post but omg forgive me for abandoning you! I have missed this so much but I promise promise promise I will be back like how it use to be! But maybe better? Idk lol. But I’m here and alive I haven’t forgotten! Anyways I wanted to come back on here with my SKIN CARE routine(ish). These are products that I use in my everyday and night routine. The products that are good for MY type of skin. Which is oily/dry, but mostly oily lol. It took me awhile to find some good products that don’t irritate my skin because I do have sensitive skin. So I am very careful when it comes to shopping with skin care products. And I have found, as you will see, that most of the products are very affordable. I will say tho if you want to invest in some good products, skin care will be my number 1 choice but for now the ones I use work for me and I’m ok with that. If I’m saving money then I’m happy lol. Ahh okay well enjoy todays post and I will see you very very soon!
As you can see I keep it very very simple in the morning. I try to use as less products as I can. When I get out of the shower I use my C E T A P H I L C L E A N S E R which is gentle on the skin but will still take off all the excess oils and dirt in your skin. Once I rinse with cool water and towel dry my face I prep with my M A R I O B A D E S C U spray. I absolutely LOVE this stuff. I don’t think I can go a day without using it lol. I personally have seen a difference in my skin since I have used it. The rosewater and aloe are great for your skin. They give you a nice healthy looking glow and is just very refreshing. My moisturizer from F O R M U L A 10 is kind of a new product in my collection but I also LOVE it. It soaks into your skin fast and makes you actually feel moisturized. What I also love about it is it has SPF 15 in it, which I know isn’t a lot but for my fair skin I try and always use something with SPF. It doesn’t leave a white cast or anything under your makeup which is a plus right? So these are the products I use every morning before I put on makeup.
These are my holy grails for my night time skin routine. So I have discovered K I E H L S is my favorite skin care line. Their products are so gentle but yet work AMAZING on your skin. The ultra facial cleanser is great I love it for taking off my makeup. I also love the deep cleanser (which I don’t have pictured) but I do use that one once in awhile when I feel like I really need it. After cleansing I go in with my toner. I will say I don’t use toner every single night but whenever I feel like I need it or want to lol. Then I go in with my other new favorite R O S E H I P O I L . Wow do you need to add this to your skin care. I am oily but this does not make me feel more oily. Idk there is something about it thats very hydrating and when I wake up in the morning my skin feels plump! Its crazy. I will go in with it sometimes before I put on makeup to. Its an amazing product! After that I go in with my N E U T R O G E N A moisturizer. I love using this one at night because its a gel consistency so it soaks into the skin quick and won’t clog pores. And after all of that I go in with my drying lotion on spots that pop up on my face lol. You ever get that feeling of a pimple coming and you’re like shit! If you use the drying lotion over it then in like 3 days its gone! I absolutely love this product! M A R I O B A D E S C U is another skin care line I love.
Im also sharing my lazy skin care routine and the masks I love to use when I’m feeling like pampering my skin a little more lol. The only thing different in the first picture is the makeup wipes. I can’t be the only one who has those days where you just ant be bothered taking off your makeup at the end of the night so you go In with a makeup wipe and call it a night!! Becaaaause I sure have those nights lol. The S I M P L E micellar water makeup wipes will always be a go to. Very gentle on the skin (always) and they don’t burn my eyes or leave a weird residue. But when I’m not lazy and want to take an EXTRA step in my skincare I love face masks. These ones shown above are form L U S H. I use the Just to Clarify one for when I feel like the texture on my skin is at a high. And then I use the Mask of Magnaminty when I want to deep cleanse my skin, plus it has a minty/cooling feeling and to me thats relaxing lol. Last but not least my number 1 rule H Y D R A T E!!!!! Drinking water every single day I swear can and will make a difference! Not just for your skin but your body as a whole. Water is like a god lol. You need to make sure you drink plenty of water everyday. I usually always fill up a tumblr like my starbucks one and continue filling it throughout the day. It literally reminds me to drink water and its cute so its a win win.
Enjoy a little quote I love💕
Long time no see guys! I know I say this a lot but yes I know its been awhile… How is everyone doing??? I hate leaving my blog for so long, I was always so busy with work and stuff but now I have a little more time on my hands with my new place so I am determined to keep posting more!! Okay anyways this isn’t what todays post is about. I want to share how I edit my pictures for Instagram and for my pictures on here! It took me awhile to finally figure out how to have a “theme” for my instagram page. Believe it or not I actually put a lot of time and effort on it lol. It’s still not at a point where I want it but as for now I’m happy with it. Im going to share not only what I use but what inspires me and how I go about choosing where to shoot. It’s honestly really easy once you understand it all, it just takes time and effort like anything else in the world right!? Lol okay lets get to it!
Step 1: What I use
Okay so the app that I use to edit my pictures is an app called V S C O. It’s a very popular app to use on an iPhone or android (I think?). If you like taking pictures then this is definitely something you should have. You can buy presets on there and you just have to play around with them and see which one you prefer for your pictures. When you download the app it already has presets in there that are free so you can play with those instead of buying some.
Step 2: Inspiration
My most used app for inspiration is P I N T E R E S T. As you know I can spend hours on there lol. But when I started really getting into actually editing my pictures and wanting to make my instagram looking cute and pleasing I started going to Pinterest for my inspo. I have a board on my Pinterest page where I save all kinds of VSCO edits. So if you want to follow me on there (Danielle Willis) you can see that!!The cool thing about those boards too is it shows you exactly how to saturate your picture. How much to use for exposure. So many tips and tricks. I usually use the ones they show on there but I will go in and mess around with the settings myself until I’m happy with it. But it does help if you have no idea what you’re doing because it shows exactly what numbers to put each setting.
Step 3: Picking location
So again for picking where I want to take pictures I just look on pinterest or on instagram. Usually I’ll just spot out a cute wall and go pose in front of it lol. But there are times where I’m like okay, I want to go to a certain location for a photoshoot. I think finding a nice scenery/background for pictures is important. You not only want to look cute for peoples attention but you also want whats around you looking chic and cool to. It will make the picture look 10x more pleasing to the eye. Well in my opinion. Here are a few examples of where I typically like to take pictures at. I hope this was helpful!
Hello!! Ahh okay for starters whats up? How are you? As I’m posting this its march WHAT THE HECK!! I decided I wanted to dedicate a blog post for my 23rd birthday that was back in February on the 17th! Its weird to me that I’m already 23, I don’t know where time went but shoot here I am. I had the best time with my friends and family the whole weekend. I seriously am so damn lucky to have such loving people in my life. They all made this birthday the best with just being there with me. No matter what they make time for me, alway supportive and are a grand ol’ time lol. So THANK YOU to those who celebrated with me. I LOVE YOU ALL SO DAMN MUCH!! Okay sappiness over.. So I stayed out in downtown San Diego, which is by far my new favorite place. San Diego is such a beautiful place I think I found my future home lol. The bars are fun, the people are crazy, the food is great and all the views everywhere are to die for. A weekend I won’t forget (well kind of..oops hahah) at least I have pictures and videos to look back on. Alright now enjoy a bunch of pictures and a little video I put together from videos I don’t remember taking so I thought I should throw them together lol. Oh and happy M A R C H, let me know what kind of posts you want to see this month!
Hi guys! Okay so I know I had said I had more posts coming this month and trust me I wanted to do more than 1 for valentines day but the flu got to me and I was out since the beginning of the month): This is literally the first time since then that I actually felt like putting on makeup and really getting ready! So forgive me! I wanted to put at least something up for Valentines Day so of course I did an outfit inspiration that was literally last minute ideas. One of them is a more casual and the other one is a little more dressy, but I utilized 1 pair of shoes! Brought out the burgundy booties because duh red and velvet? Perfect for Valentines! This is proof that if you really have no idea what to wear the night before you can always come up with something! Im definitely a last minute person anyways. Now I’m most likely not going out for valentines day (#singlelife), but fashion is my favorite when it comes to doing something for my blog. I hope everyone has a wonderful day with loved ones! I have another post coming soon before the month is over so be on the look out for that! I’ll give you a hint, my birthday (; lol love you guys and enjoy!
Top | Shop Lux
Pants | Forever21
Booties | Forever21
Top | Forever21
Sweater | Forever21
Pants | Forever21+
Booties | Forever21
Belt | Target
Social anxiety, a subject I wish would be talked about more. I tend to deal with it A LOT with different things. I wanted to talk about that today. Not going to lie I was having anxiety posting about anxiety lol. Just because I know people all have different views on it. Whether its mild or severe. We all handle it differently and that doesn’t make us any less or any more. I would like to think and hope that whoever reads about my experiences (which I still deal with to this day) and how I like to handle it, it will help them understand they aren’t alone. When I think about social anxiety I think about it as having tiny little conversations with yourself in your head over and over again. Where I have it the most is being out surrounded by people I don’t know and talking in front of people. I can’t tell you how many times I have turned down my friends when they ask if I want to go out and have drinks at bars. Yes it can’t be fun sometimes but only when I go with people I feel comfortable with or if I’m being honest, getting drunk and I HATE that. I don’t like when I have to have a few drinks in me to lighten up and feel comfortable. When I’m out or before I even get to where I’m going I start to go through scenarios in my head like “omg do I look ok?” “is that person staring at me?” “everyone is judging me” “Is he going to come up and talk to me?” “how do I start and continue a conversation?”. Literally thats what goes through my head EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. Im always afraid of getting left behind and I’m just standing there alone because I don’t know how to communicate with people sometimes lol. Its dumb things like that, that make me just want to stay home where I’m comfortable. Sometimes I’ll be out and I’m not enjoying myself so i’ll come home and cry because I felt stupid. Also talking in front of people I go through the same thing. I have to sit and think to myself, thats not how its always going to be stop talking down on yourself and enjoy life. Enjoy the fun with your friends don’t let something like this bother you and stop you from anything. Im lucky to have friends who actually understand where I’m coming from and why I get like that. They never judge me and always have such great advice for me and calm me down. They are the ones who make me realize that its okay to not always have to go out to enjoy yourself. If being at home or somewhere that you feel comfortable is what you like then do it an they’ll risk it for me. Its hard for me to stay confident with myself all the time and always be positive. Having people like that in your life is SO important. You will learn that not everyone will understand what its like to have social anxiety and thats okay. If you can find people to just vent to and know they won’t hold it against you, keep them. Another thing that helps me to is music. I will BLAST that shit and forget about anything else. Finding ways to calm yourself down from all of the stress you put yourself through helps so much, that is my number 1 rule. Remember to always stay true to yourself, if you don’t want to do things that you know isn’t you and you aren’t comfortable its okay not to do them. You’re not a loser or dumb for feeling that way. The whole reason I wanted to talk about this is because this is an everyday struggle I go through and I always feel dumb for feeling that way. But people tell me all the time that its okay. I have sat and cried all night because I’m 22 and I should be out having fun. But thats why I am picky when it comes to my friends and who I want in my life. They all make me feel comfortable. They get me and sometimes I wonder why they are still friends with me because I feel like I’m the boring one lol. Anyways, I hope this helps other feel better about themselves and that no one is perfect and everyone is always going through SOMETHING.
If you made it to the end thanks for reading the thoughts that go through my head sometimes. This is like a big diary for me lol. LOVE YOU ALL!!!!