Posts tagged health
5 Things No One Tells You About Wearing Makeup

Most people talk about their interest in makeup stemming from elementary or high school and growing exponentially as they got older. While I am somewhat in that boat, I only recently really fell head first into the beauty community online. Before 2013 I only ever wore a bit of mascara and maybe a powder to smooth out my skin if I needed it that day, but other than that I never really understood what all the hype was about. It was only when I started appreciating the techniques that went into application and the formulas that different brands produced that I learned a few lessons no one tells you before you start wearing makeup. Seeing as I’m a very realistic person, I thought I’d share a few of these for anyone else who might be dabbling in the art or just completely unsure why no one else is talking about these issues.

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How To Be A Bit More Body Positive When It Feels Impossible

My body image has always been an issue for me, ever since I was a little girl. It’s hard to live life and spend a lot of it worrying about how you look and how others perceive you, which is why we often fall victim to body negativity. I am definitely guilty of putting unnecessary pressure on my body and stressing myself out over things that, in the grand scheme of life, don’t really matter. So, for today’s post I wanted to share a few methods I use to be a bit more body positive.

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SOME TIPS FOR WHEN YOU FEEL USELESS

Recently I’ve felt the overwhelming pangs of uselessness. They start in my chest then work their way outwards to every limb until I feel immobile, unable to leave the couch. This is not by any means me admitting that I regret leaving my full-time office job because I think that was the best thing for my mental health and future. However, now that I am in the transition period of finding a new job I actual click with, it’s made me feel somewhat stagnant.

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MY EXPERIENCE EATING A (MOSTLY) PLANT-BASED DIET

This past week has been devoted to self-discovery and giving up milk. I’ve always loved milk and was raised with the notion that it was necessary in our diets. Some people could argue that it is, but I’m not here to throw facts or diet shame. Milk was always how I started my days—with a nice big bowl of cereal—despite being lactose intolerant and breaking out due to it. I also have an insatiable sweet tooth that usually involves ice cream or milk chocolate. So, yes, it’s been hard without it.

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HOW EXERCISE HAS IMPROVED MY MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

I can sit here and tell you that I wholeheartedly enjoy working out and staying fit, but that would not be honest of me and I try to stay as honest as possible on my blog. The truth is that for much of my life I’ve hated fitness. Maybe it was the school system’s mandatory gym classes that made me feel like I was being forced rather than encouraged to participate in physical activities. Most of my childhood and adolescence was spent either hanging out with friends or locked up in my room writing—that was exactly how I liked it up until I entered university and acquired the inevitable stress of adulthood and post-secondary education.

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