Some days I love to wear false lashes. They give you that extra touch and everyone just looks so good with them.
I started using false lashes often when I was a freshman in high school. I started using them because my right eyelashes were literally ripped out during cheerleading practice lol. Basically what happened was that I was basing and the flyer somehow kicked eye. The worst part was that my eyelashes got STUCK on her shoe and most of them ripped off. It happened so fast that I didn’t even notice at first. So since one of my eyes barely had any eyelashes I had to start using false lashes for when I would put makeup one. I didn’t wear makeup to school so it was only when I had to do my makeup for football games and going out.
Since then, obviously my lashes grew back but I still love using false lashes. I don’t wear them too often since I’ve been really into a natural makeup look. Let’s be honest half of the time it’s because I’m too lazy to put them on.
Throughout the years I have tried a few but, I have a current favorite; the Kiss Look Natural Lash in Shy. I’m really specific when it comes to lashes and these are perfect. I love the placement of each individual lash and the slight angle they having. It’s not too much of an angle where it looks to crazy but they have a bit of a fan effect.
They blend in with the lashes very well allowing them to look natural and often like you are not wearing false lashes. These lashes aren’t too long where it’s very obvious but, they do give you that extra length and fullness.
The fullness of the lashes is so important for me too. I don’t love it when it looks too full and it’s just a dark shade of black. Like I mentioned, I want something that blends in with my natural lashes and not be too obvious that they’re fake. The Kiss lashes work amazing for that look I’m going for.
These feel very light on your lashes. That’s important because you want the lashes to open your eyes, not weigh them down and make them look closed.
These lashes are easy to reuse and super affordable. I like to buy the pack of 5 pairs of lashes. The pack of 5 is less than $9.00 at Walmart or 11.99 if you want to order them online through Ulta. If you know how to take care of your false lashes, you can reuse them and they will last for such a long time. I am telling you guys, these babies are amazing and will look good on everyone.
Hello loves, how has your week been so far? Mine has been great besides a whole cabinet from my bathroom falling and breaking my jade roller. It broke my heart a bit but luckily they’re easy to find. My other stuff was fine, but I took this opportunity to reorganize stuff. Basically, I want to make sure that good energy is following in, aka Feng Shui.
I have grown up knowing about Feng Shui. It’s something that my mom loved learning and implicating it into our lives for as long as I can remember. If you don’t know what Feng Shui is, it’s a type of pseudoscience that originates from China. It harmonizes energy forces with your surroundings. By arranging things around you, you make it possible to bring you the best energy. Recently I started to personally implement it into my life because I am a huge believer in this kind of stuff. With a few simple changes, my bedroom was Feng Shui approved!! Feng Shui is very easy to add to your life, why not surround yourself with good energy?
When you look into Feng Shui there are a lot of mini details that can seem overwhelming. I wanted to write a post to outline the very basics and show how simple it is. Starting by rearranging things in your room is such a great way to start.
The first thing to take notice of is the position of your bed in your room. First thing is that your bed should be facing your door but not directly in line with it. Then make sure that the bed’s headboard is against a solid wall. Besides your headboard, you want to make sure no other part of your bed is touching any of the walls. Keep in mind that the wall that your headboard is against should not be one that’s connected to your bathroom. It’s not the best for when it comes to positive energy flow. If it’s not possible, that’s okay, but try to stick with the other things I mentioned.
Once your bed is set, make sure to avoid having a mess under it. I prefer to not have anything under there because it’s just easier to avoid clutter. The theory is that the things under your bed may create blocks in your life. When there isn’t anything under your bed, you are encouraging a more free flow of energy around you when you sleep.
Toning down the electronics in your room is major for Feng Shui. Even though it’s quite popular to have a TV in your room, Feng Shui recommends not too. The negative energies that technology gives off can affect you and your sleep. If you were up for it I would start by moving the TV out of your bedroom. It’s an easy change to make that makes a difference. For your phone, try to make a habit of it being away from you and on the ground when you sleep. Besides the effect it gives your Feng Shui, its just not good for your health. That means no more leaving your phone next to you while you sleep or under your pillow!! The same thing goes with tablets or computers. Try to keep them away and you will be good.
In general, having a clean and organized room is one of the best things you can do for good Feng Shui. When you have a messy room it is encouraging stuck energy. Without a clear and good flow of energy, it will be more difficult to attract the thing you want.
If you want to get more personal in your Feng Shui, I would recommend finding your Kua Number. This number is based on your gender and your birthday. Knowing your Kua number allows you to use Feng Shui to attract wealth, love, health, and happiness in a more specific way. I used this website that offers a free personal Kua Calculator. Using it gives you a really specific outline of how to apply proper Feng Shui. It even gives you colors you should be adding into your room to harmonize with you and good energy. I am obsessed, you guys need to try it out!
Arranging your room to have good Feng Shui is pretty simple and a great way to encourage good energy into your life. Here’s to living a bright happy life.
Hello loves. I’m back to normal life at home after my short vacay to the happiest place on earth. If you follow me on Instagram @kamilacoellar then you would probably saw all of the photos I’ve been posting on my story! It was a short visit for Mickey’s The Very Merry Christmas Party and The Food and Wine Festival.
Every time I go to Disney I always bring my white drawstring backpack that I got from Forever 21 five years ago. It has been my travel go-to backpack and I’m surprised that it hasn’t broken yet. Anyways, I have been going to Disney three times a year for the past 14 years. Its crazy that it has been that long but I never get tired of it. I feel like I get more excited about it now than the years past. Since I have been going for so long, there are a few things that I’ve learned that are a MUST to bring when visiting during the winter season.
Let’s start with my mini must-haves. Lip balm is a must for me; soft, plump and moisturizer lips are a must always. I also love to bring around tiny Vaseline with me. I always need to have some on me, so it’s a must for Disney. I always bring with me a tiny mirror. It’s so useful and necessary.
Obviously, I have to bring my wallet to spend a crazy amount on anything Disney right? To save space, I use my mini wallet that I got from Marc Jacob. It fits the necessary and has a little pocket for change, which is great! I love mine because it goes really well with anything and matches my black clothing obsession side.
I always bring two chargers with me, my phone and camera charger. Finding a charging outlet is pretty hard so bringing my portable charger is also a must. When I’m in Disney I take an insane amount of pictures and my battery gets used up quickly. I bought this one from amazon and it works so well. I use it for charging my phone and camera. This protable charger saves me and I never have to deal with a dead battery.
I do love taking iPhone pictures but I always have to bring my Sony Camera. I love this one for traveling because the quality is great and it’s smaller than other high-quality cameras. It has a bunch of different settings to help you get the best photo possible. Like I mentioned before I take a lot of photos so its essential to bring some extra memory cards. I always bring one extra and it tends enough.
Snacks, it’s a must because as much as I love some Disney junk food my body always craves something healthy. I love to bring some baby carrots in my bag. It’s a fresh and sweet snack, perfect for waiting in long lines. I also always bring a simple sandwich with me if I’m a bit hungrier, I don’t know why but the sandwiches are always so satisfying lol. Then I like to buy the Emmy Organic Lemon Ginger cookies. These are AMAZING, but if lemon ginger flavor were not your thing I would recommend the cocoa ones. The cocoa cookies taste like a brownie but with some coconut in it. They’re amazing and the ingredients are simple, organic and non-GMO. They’re vegan gluten-free and addictive. Finally, I always bring some water. I never buy water at the park because it tends to be over prices, so I always bring a reusable water bottle to fill up throughout the day!
For all my Disney trips, these tend to be my basics that I bring in my backpack and cannot leave without. Plus I can NEVER go to the park without one of my Minnie ears and my magic band. As soon as I got my first Minnie ears I was hooked and now I have an addiction, but it’s fine because they are so cute. If you guys want to see all my pictures from this trip make sure you’re following me on Instagram @KamilaCoellar and checkout my saved stories. It’s basically like you’re there with me!!
So if it isn’t obvious by now, I am obsessed with anything related to health and wellness. Basically, if there is something that can make you feel better in any way, I want to know what it is and where I can get it. I grew up with my mom always using incense in my house and she always told me how good it is for you. Recently I have started to use incense sticks again and remembered why I used to love them so much as a kid.
If you didn’t now, incense has been around for a long time and often used for religious and spiritual reasons. They’re known to purify the air and your soul. The smoke that comes from burning incense has three major properties that purify the air. These three properties are that it’s antibacterial, fungicidal, and insecticidal. Having a purer form of air around you increase positive energy and moves negative energy away from you. It’s also known to help with depression,anxiety, stress, increases focus, motivation, and creativity.
There is a lot of good that you can get from burning incense but, there are also some dangers that you need to be aware of. The incense smoke can harm you, especially your lungs. That’s why it’s important to also know howto avoid harm by taking a few simple steps. When I use incense I always makesure the windows are open, allowing smoke to go outside. It’s a simple way to lower the amount of smoke you’re exposed to. I also always have a salt lamp nearby. Salt lamps are AMAZING for purifying the air so it will help you avoid any toxic particles. So once yougot everything open and your salt lamp is ready I always make sure I’m not too close to the incense when it is being burned. They tend not to burn for too long either so there is not too much smoke coming from the incense. I would also recommend getting good quality incense from India. They tend to be less toxic and some great smells. I like to light some incense maybe two times a week to get some of the great benefits.
So now for the fun part okay. Let’s talk a bit about what incense are my favorites and why!
Perfectfor the holiday season and a scent most will love. It’s known to attract wealth into your life and gives you a warm and comfy feeling. A great one to relaxyour mind and soul. And like I said, perfect for the holiday season so it’s amust this time of year.
Such a major one in India for its powerful healing properties. It helps eliminate negative thinking and energies while manifesting changed and opportunities fora better happier life. I just love that whole idea and it gives you a sense of calmness.
Witha sweet scent like cinnamon, vanilla is supposed to bring bright happy energy into your life. The smell is great for any day and such a classic scent. I love this one for when people come visit.
Thisone is great for getting in a meditative state. It’s supposed to relax yourmind and increases our spiritual awareness. I love that and it is such a great thing to add to your yoga or meditation routine.
Now obviously once you got your incense, you need to have a little stand for it.There are so many cute ones that they can easily fit in with your aesthetic. I have linked a few of my favorites!
I love how incense sticks smell and you get so many great things from them. They look chic in your room and they are an affordable way to boost your mental health. Let me know if you guys have tried any and what your favorites are!
Hello loves, how was your weekend? Mine was pretty uneventful, filled with work and self-care. Currently, I have an agave mask on which, I love for several reasons that I will talk about soon on another post. I wanted to take a quick moment to talk about something I have been really into recently. If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen on my story a quick video of my golden turmeric latte. Ugh, it Is so YUM and vegan! Super simple, delicious and so good for you because of the amazingness of turmeric. Turmeric is my go-to spice for getting that extra health kick. I will add it to everything and anything. The benefits are amazing and I love how easy it is to add to your day.
Turmeric is something basically everyone has heard about and it’s amazing. There are turmeric lattes, desserts, dressings, and more. People are obsessed and putting some turmeric in basically anything. I am so here for it too!!
One of the most known benefits is its ability to fight inflammation. Turmeric has a substance called Curcumin that helps reduce inflammation in the body. That’s why taking a turmeric supplement or adding turmeric into your food is often recommended for bloating. It’s even helpful for swelling and pain because of its antioxidant. Making a simple paste using turmeric and honey is a great face mask for puffiness and acne. The same mask can be used for swelling and pain on your hands, legs, and more.
Since turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory, it also promotes a healthier digestive system. By reducing inflammation and stress in your digestive system, you can break down food more efficiently. The amount of vitamins, minerals, and fiber that turmeric has can help with muscle movement of your digestive system. Having a stronger and healthier digestive system will also improve your body’s natural process of absorbing nutrients. When your digestive system is working at its most optimal state, your body will look and feel healthier. Adding turmeric into your daily routine you can help prevent acne, weight gain, and more. When it comes to weight gain, turmeric can increase the bile production in your stomach. Bile is a type of liquid that your stomach produces that helps burn fat and increase your metabolism.
The benefits of turmeric go on like breaking down sugar, promoting a healthier and longer life, helps fight cancer and more. It’s the real deal and I try to add it to every meal. Like everything else, the quality of the product is such an important part when shopping. Unfortunately, there are a lot of FAKE turmeric products that you want to watch out for. Many brands will add fillers into turmeric like dust, chalk powder, starch, chemical dyes, and more. It’s kind of insane but true so, you want to take a second look into what you’re buying.
First off, you want to check on the amount of turmeric extract of curcuminoids is in the product. Turmeric without curcumin just doesn’t work as well. Without curcumin, you are missing out on all the benefits. Try to aim for 200 milligrams of Curcumin in every teaspoon of turmeric. This way you will have higher amounts of active ingredients in each serving. These active ingredients are the amazing properties I mentioned before that turmeric has like being anti-inflammatory, and an antioxidant.
When you are reading the ingredients label, keep in mind the amount of turmeric root the product has is not as important. A higher amount of turmeric root usually means a lower level of curcumin in each serving. Another thing to look out for is for the product to be label with BioPerine. This will help with the absorption of turmeric and if your body isn’t fully absorbing the nutrients then, you will be missing out on all the benefits. Finally like always, try to aim for organic and non-GMO. Products that are organic and non-GMO help you avoid unnecessary toxic chemicals and consuming a healthier product.
Okay so that was a lot of information and slightly complicated but it is okay I got you!! To make your life a bit easier I did all the research for you and found a great option for you. This Micro Ingredients Curcumin Powder that has Turmeric Extract and Natural turmeric powder is organic, pure and vegan. It contains 95% standardized Curcumin which is exactly what we want!! It’s a perfect option that you can order straight to your house. You can click the link if you want to check it out!
When I cook, I like to always add a bit of turmeric. It’s important to always add FRESH ground black pepper with turmeric. The black fresh ground pepper has this natural oil in it that helps your body absorb the Curcumin up to 2000% more. It’s such a crazy amount for something so simple. I like to add it into my gilled or steam veggies, my protein of choice and even sometimes a bit into my breakfast oatmeal. I will add about half a teaspoon into my oatmeal with a bit of ground pepper that way the bitterness isn’t too overpowering. For my other foods, I’ll add a full teaspoon with ground pepper.
It is so easy to add some high-quality turmeric to your meals. Even though quality products may cost a bit more, you will know that what you’re getting is healthy and will work. I do not want you to buy a low-quality product that does nothing and ends up being a waste of money. You have to try adding some into your life and get those benefits babe.
Happy Monday loves!! It is another start of the week, which means we have a new week to get things done!! I’m someone who can get distracted easily which isn’t great when it comes to work. See not everything related to my business is always the most exciting thing to do which leads me to go on my phone. I’ll scroll through social media and take up way too much time doing something that gives me no benefit at all. It’s the worst and such a waste of time. For your girl to get it together, I will do a few things to help myself stay on track.
First off, I make sure I do the IVY Lee Method. I wrote a post about already that you can read it by clicking here. How it works is you list all of the things you need to get done and you put it in order of importance. Having this list keeps me focus and it’s a great way to make sure I remember what I to do next. Also, it feels great when you check something off the list. This is such a must for me because it works so well.
Music, it’s a big thing for me but, it needs to be specific. My all-time favorite type of music to listen to when I’m working is French music, like the kind you hear in French restaurants. Other than the fact that it makes me feel like I’m back in Paris, I can focus so much better when I’m listening to this relaxing kind of music compared to any other kind. There is this playlist on Spotify called French Restaurant and it’s the perfect vibe I’m going for. I put it loud enough where I can’t hear anything around me, which is pretty helpful to avoid getting distracted.
Finally, I love to do this thing called time batching. So when I want to get something done, I’ll set a certain amount of time assigned for one task. Usually I’ll set a timer for 30 minutes to 3 hours. The amount of time depends on what I’m doing. The thing is that during that time I do not allow myself to do anything else. I stay focused on the thing I’m doing and I usually finish whatever I’m working on before the time ends or end up doing more than I planned. I just start to get really into what ever I may be doing that I get things done quicker. This is such a perfect method for when it comes to writing multiple blog posts or getting some accounting work done for my logistic company.
Those three things are my trifecta for getting things done.
I feel like setting some type of structure in preparation for your work makes
everything more efficient. Being able to get organized saves you time,
something that’s so valuable. Everything I mentioned is so simple but trust me
guys it works.
I have been obsessed with gold jewelry lately. I feel like golden tones are really in right now and having some gold jewelry is such agreat way to add that extra touch. I’ve been really liking dainty & chains style jewelry. So I found some of my favorite pieces that match the style I’m obsessing over for you to check out.
This one goes perfect with that dainty look I’m aiming for. What I love about this necklace are the two layers and the little coin pendant and the small details. It’s such an easy way to add that little extra gold touch into your outfit.
I love how big the rings are with the simple style. It’s a perfect statement addition without being too overpowering. Plus there is no need to add additional rings. It’s made from sterling silver and plated in 24-carat gold.
If you want a gold statement piece with a touch of color, this is the one for you. I love the drop earrings look and the blue color tone. Plus the small details of the pearls and gems are such a cute touch.
Okay, this one is just SO CUTE. I love the tightness of each chain in this one, makes it look more simplistic but a slight statement piece. I feel like this one is perfect for day and night, def going to have to buy it for myself.
All of these are so cute and so affordable; I’m tempted to buy all of them. Let’s hope I have some self control!!!
Okay, we NEED to talk about warm water with. This is a MAJOR game changer for your health and something that I am trying to make a habit of. Warm water with lemon juice is something that is often talked about but not always practiced, myself included. Recently on my trip to Ecuador, I was drinking warm water with FRESHLY squeezed lemon every morning and learning about its major benefits. I love how something so simple can improve your overall health. This is the kind of stuff I live for guys, I LOVE an easy addition to my day for some CRAZY good benefits.
Lemon is pretty famously known for its high amounts of vitamin C and one of my favorite things for skincare. Adding some lemon to warm water in your day can be great for your skin by brightening your skin and fighting acne. Lemon and warm water can even help with again by preventing wrinkles and other signs of aging. It’s also great for helping your skin stay hydrated.
Lemon with warm water will help your whole body stay hydrated and maintain PH levels by adding electrolytes into your body. When your body is well hydrated its ability to digestive food is a lot easier on your body. Warm water and lemon is so great right in the morning on an empty stomach because it almost wakes up your digestive system. By having this 30 minutes before you eat, you will feel less bloated and sluggish after you eat. Warm water and lemon in the morning even detoxes your body and helps cleanse your liver. Such a great way to flush out toxins right in the morning and helping your body prepare for the rest of the day. It’s even known to help people lose weight by promoting the Polyphenol antioxidant that helps with weight loss while improving insulin resistance.
Lucky Warm water and lemon is simple and fast. Like I mentioned before its best to drink some right in the morning before breakfast. I like to try to have it 20-30 minutes before I eat it because it gives my body more time to digest all of it allowing it to get the most benefits possible. What I do is warm up some water in a teakettle and squeeze a half or a whole lemon depending on how much water I want to drink or how big the lemon is. I would recommend drinking about 8oz of warm lemon water in the morning as a minimum. If you want to drink more I wouldn’t go over one whole lemon just to not overdo it with the citrus. It’s also important to do warm water not boiling. One it’s easier to drink without burning yourself and its more gentle on your stomach.
Warm water with lemon juice is major and something everyone needs to add to your morning every morning. I am currently working on getting this into a habit that I just need to do every morning but sometimes I completely forget about it! Either way, I am trying my best to make it into a habit because the benefits are just so amazing to not have every day. Try it out loves and take in the benefits of this cute little lemon.
It is getting COLD here in Chicago and I have some major mix feelings about it. Even though I’m not the biggest fan of the cold, I love the things that come with winter. Like by November 1st I am already blasting Christmas music and I love shopping for winter clothes. Winter fashion is my absolute favorite, coats, pants, and accessories. It’s just so much easier to look really chic and put together in the winter. Here are some must-haves for this winter and to have some killer additions to your daily looks.
I love an oversized scarf. Like its an accessory that goes with any outfit and looks cute while it being like a huge blanket to keep you warm. I love that it has a mix of colors because if you’re like me, most of my winter clothes are black so adding some colors with accessories is ideal.
Intermitting fasting, the thing that everyone is talking
about it. I love a simple thing to add to my life that will add some health
Intermitting fasting is exactly what it sounds like; you
have a specific amount of time during your day where you eat and then a longer
portion where you do not. Things like water, tea, and plain coffee are okay
when you’re fasting as long as there are no calories. While you’re fasting your
body does a lot of things like repairs calls, change hormone levels, detoxes
and a lot more. Your body focuses on maximizing your health during these hours
instead of working on digestion.
Intermitting fasting is also a great way to promote weight loss. When you include intermitting fasting into your life then usually you will eat during a certain time frame, helping prevent mindless snacking which helps promote weight loss. When you are your insulin levels get lower, your growth hormone level gets higher and you get a larger amount of norepinephrine. It sounds complicated but it means that it promotes the ability to breakdown fat and use it as an energy source. Plus some studies claim that fasting speeds up your metabolism, an extra benefit we love.
One of my favorites benefits is the ability to reduce
oxidative stress and inflammation in the body. Nobody likes waking up bloated
and this is such a great way to prevent that. Your body has a greater ability
to breakdown food and fight stress when you’re fasting. Since digestive issues
and stress is such a large part of bloating and discomfort this is a great way
to help prevent it.
There are so many other benefits but often people avoid
intermitting fasting because they think it means that you need to restrict.
That is not the case if done correctly.
The idea of intermitting fasting is to give your body more time to focus
on repairing and detoxing while making sure that you’re eating enough calories
during the non-fasting time frame. When you’re fasting you still need to eat a
proper amount of calories but you’re just eating them in a smaller amount of
time. By preventing yourself from eating too late you’re helping your body
digest the food you ate earlier a lot easier.
Keep in mind that if your fasting but all of a sudden you get hungry it
does not mean that you should ignore your hunger. It is completely OKAY to
break the fast! The first thing is to listen to your body. It knows what you
need so go ahead, eat a snack, and feel better. It’s also important to check up
on yourself throughout your fasting journey and make sure you are not feeling
restricted or developing a complicated relationship to food. This should be
something that adds guilt or stress to your life. Instead, it should be something that helps you feel good and
If you want to try it out I would recommend going into it
slowly. It’s so much easier when you build up to it giving your body more time
to adjust. What I currently do is the 8/16-hour rule. That means that my eating
time is for 8 hours and I fast for 16 hours. It sounds a lot but the time you
spend sleeping is included in your fasting time frame. Sleeping usually takes
up a majority of the time so it’s really easy. I love to use the app called
ZERO because it helps me keep track and make sure I’m sticking to the full
Most people tend to skip breakfast but I do things a bit
different. I love to workout in the morning in a fasted state, I feel like I
have so much more energy doing it this way. Since I wake up and be ready early
that means, I workout early. Most of the time, I will start my workout 5-6 AM.
I like to have some source of protein after my workouts. That is why I break my
fast early, around 7 am. Since I break my fast so early, that means I start
fasting earlier than others at around 3 pm. This is not for everyone but it
works well for me. I don’t like going to sleep feeling full so having my last
meal early works perfectly. I go to sleep feeling a lot better and I get a
better night of sleep. It just helps me wake up feeling so much better and with
so much more energy. The difference is so noticeable to me and it is something I
like to try to do every other day or any day I feel like my body needs a reset
I think fasting is just about keeping in mind your current
habits and fitting it into your schedule. At first, I think it may seem a lot
harder than it is. The good part is that slowly, your body will adjust and it
will become a habit. For me, it has become a habit and I rarely feel hungry
after my last meal. If for some reason I
do feel hungry I’ll have a small snack and feel great. Fasting is simple and
easy to add. A simple habit that brings you so many benefits making it so worth
it to try!!