Beauty Product of the Week

 

Peel Mask

So, I’ve never been one to have bad skin but I have always been one to use a peel mask.  A few years back, I started ordering Birchbox once a month there was a small sample of peel mask in there and that’s when I fell in love with the peel mask.  It made my skin feel smooth as a baby’s bottom afterwards.  I got this gem, Formula 10.0.6 Get Your Glow On Peel Mask from Target and I absolutely love it.  I use it every other day and my it unclog pores, banish breakouts and removes dead skin.  My skin always feels so clear, smooth and refreshing afterwards.  It also smells amazing!

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2018 Goals

Around this time every year, everyone bring out the pens, pencils, and paper to begin writing down their goals for the following year.  This year, I sat down and thoroughly thought about all of the things that I plan to accomplish next year.  I wrote everything down and came up with about 100 things but then I narrowed the list down to everything that I absolutely can and want to accomplish by the end of 2018.  Everything else, can be pushed to the year of 2019.  What are you goals for 2018?

2018 goals

Update: So, I wrote this about 2 months ago and it’s just been sitting in my drafts waiting to be published, so a couple of things have been accomplished and/or changed.  Switch to MBA Program, I have decided to either stick to my current program, Organizational Leadership or if I do plan on switching, it would be to a Human Resources program (I’m strongly thinking about doing USC MSHRM program).  I have already landed a full-time job in recruitment/talent acquisition.  Finding a Summer Internship in LA, NYC, HTX or MIA was a goal of mine before I moved to Nashville and got a job and could potentially still be a goal of mine, especially with an upcoming interview for a Summer Analyst, Human Resources Business Management position in NYC, just don’t know what to do about that.  Everything else still remains the same.

xoxo

-Jas ❤

Update on My Life

 

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Here lately, I’ve been doing a check up on my life after college.  I did a “What My Life is Like A Year after College Graduation?” and a “What My Life is Like 2 Years After College Graduation?” But now, I just want to give an update as to What My Life is Like, point blank period. LOL.

What’s New?

So, as you all know I had relocated from LA to Owensboro, KY.  I was a Hall Director at one school and  a graduate assistant at another school that was an hour away and three days out of the week I was commuting for an hour back and forth.  I quickly realized that I wasn’t happy with my job as a Hall Director nor was I happy with a daily commute.  When I say my happiness is SO important to me when it comes to a job, I mean it and because I wasn’t happy, my search for a new job in a new location began.  I put in thousands and thousands of application in Memphis, Nashville and Bowling Green, however the only location to consistently call me about jobs was Nashville. So, here I am newly relocated in my new city of Nashville, TN.

Employment

I am back in the Talent Acquisition industry.  Working as a Talent Acquisition Coordinator with Aramark.  My plan is to stick with them for at least the next year and hopefully a promotion to a Talent Acquisition Specialist is looking bright or a transfer to the human resources department is looking bright.  Either or would work for me.  However, I eventually want to transfer to the Aramark in Burbank, CA to get back out to LA.

Housing

I live in Lebanon, TN which is about 45 minutes away from Nashville.  The area is extremely nice and quiet and I love it.  My rent is also pretty nice compared to if I were to actually live in Nashville.  All the 1 bedrooms and even studios were at minimum of $1,000 and baby who about to spend that much money on an apartment? Not I.

Debt

Well… you guys.  I am still in debt.  Probably in more debt than what I was before.  I got a text message from my mom a couple of next ago asking me WTF was I doing that I hadn’t paid one of my credit card bills.  I had nothing to say but girl, I don’t have the money right now. We are just going to pray on this now and hope that I get that money soon to pay off these bills.

Lifestyle

It’s pretty boring AF.  I don’t do anything but go to work and to the gym and sleep.  LOL, but I am not complaining.  The only time I really have something to do is when I go to Bowling Green with my line sisters.  Hopefully I’ll get some friends soon and can get a social life.

Goals

This Month’s Goals:

– Workout twice a day (So far, I have gotten back into the groove of working out everyday, once a day)

– Lose 5 lbs by the end of the month

– Consistently blog and come up with content for the rest of the year

– Begin vlogging

– Enter into Nashville Fashion Week Modeling Contest

Overall, life is life and I still feel as though I haven’t found my purpose.  Waking up everyday and going to a desk job does not sound appealing to me at all and I struggle to wake up everyday and have motivation to really do anything at all.  I am more of a creative person.  I just want to wake up whenever I want to and go to a photo session take some photos, go to the gym, go shop a little bit, brunch or tea with some friends and go home and paint some portraits, vlog some videos and style some celebrities. LOL, like I legitimately think those are my life goals.  Getting paid to be pretty, take pictures and do videos.  Getting paid for my creative arts.

Self-Care or Escapism

Inspired by the Friend Zone podcast, today’s blog post is about the topic of Self Care vs. Escapism.  Is it really self-care when we decide to binge watch TV Shows on Netflix or Hulu or are we just avoiding the real world?

What is even the different between Self-Care and Escapism? How do you know if you’ve turned your self-care into escapism?

For me, self-care are things I do in order to take care of myself: getting my hair done, getting my nails or eyebrows done, shopping, reading a book, going for a brisk walk or to the gym, removing myself from negative energy.

For me, escapism is when I go to sleep and decide to avoid the problem and not get it done.

But if I do self-care activities and begin to avoid any problems/responsibilities that I have.  Has it then turned into escapism?

Three questions to ask to decide which you’re engaged in:

  1. What proportion of your time do you spend in goal-oriented activities versus the self-nurturing (or escapist) activity?
  2. Do you often feel a compulsion (or a strong pull) toward the escapist activity?
  3. How do you feel when you have completed the escapist or self care activity?

Self-care is very important for everyone.  We are all dealing with difficult things, jobs, family, relationship, etc.  Being selfish for a day or a couple of hours is okay and important for your soul.

 

Social Media Addict

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Why am I posting this?

Is it to impress you or myself?

What if I don’t break 100 likes?

Am I ugly?

Why do y’all delete pictures?

And then repost it at a different time like I didn’t see it 2 hours ago when it only generated 10 likes?

Do the amount of followers matter?

Why follow to unfollow?

Numbers matter that much to you?

Why are you buying followers?

Am I pretty? Am I interesting?

She’s an Instgram model?

Why can’t I be perfect like her?

Do she really live like that? Or do she close the app and go to sleep on her twin size air mattress while eating ramen noodles and shrimp – sort of like a Hood Red Lobsters?

You follow me and see me in person, but you don’t speak? For Why?

If you put it on Insta Story did you really enjoy it? If you didn’t, did you really do it?

Do y’all even care?

Why do I even care?

“Instagram is the worst social media network for mental health and well-being.”

 

Woman Crush Wednesday

This week’s Woman Crush Wednesday is the beautiful Symphani Soto. I found her because I follow Skye Townsend on Twitter and Fenty Beauty posted a tweet about how they were looking for models and to reply back with pictures.  Well, Symphani replied back with her photos and Skye Towsend liked her tweet and she popped up on my timeline and I immediately fell in love with her beauty.  I just had to go find her on Instagram.  I found her and she was more beautiful than what I thought.

She is a YouTube beauty specialist and does vlog entries on makeup tutorials and beauty advice.  She is also an amazing singer and has a cover of Beyoncé’s Hold Up on her YouTube channel

She is also only 24 like, so can we be friends girl? Hey girl hey! Especially when I move back to LA!

You guys can follow her on Instagram at: @SymphaniSoto

 

Double Dutch Bus

For this Monday’s topic, I wanted to talk about Elementary, Middle and High School.  I have a list of questions that I have answered and want you guys to answer about your experience in grade school (K – 12).

1.  Who was your favorite teacher?

My favorite teacher in middle school, was my math teacher.  His name was Mr. Otis.  He had slight anger problems, but you can tell he truly cared about his students and wanted what was best for us!

2. Who was your least favorite teacher?

OMG, so during our 8th grade, we had gotten a new teacher.  I think her name was Mrs. Chatman, but LORD nobody liked that lady and sure as hell did not like her.  I think it was the fact that she was new and tried to come in and run shit, like girl sit down somewhere and calm your nerves.  Y’all I was the quietest person in the entire school, but she stayed giving me a S in conduct and I was just like HOW SWAY? And she knew I was quiet, she even brought that up to my mom at a meeting that had. “People who are quiet like usually get picked on in college.” Bitch, I’ll pick on you.

3.  Who was your crush?

So, I’ll do my crush for elementary, middle and high school.  In elementary, I had a crush on this guy named Derek? I think.  He was light-skin and had braids and for whatever reason whenever I was younger, any guy who was light-skin and had braids was my type of guy (I loved Lil Fizz from B2K and Kelly from B5).  LOL, idk what my problem was with that.  Needless to say, I have no idea where the young man is at or what he is doing with his life.  In middle school, I had a crush on these two guys, who will rename nameless because their names are so distinct and people will know who they are.  But as you can assume, they were both light-skin and both had braids.  Today, idk what one of them is doing because we are not connected on social media, but he dated my cousin and I really wanted him and wanted to steal him from her hahaha and the other guy, is weird as shit today and he’s tried a couple, like 3 or so times, to get a me and well the last time I was like no sir. In high school, I don’t know, I didn’t really have a crush on anyone.  I lived in a predominately white area, I wasn’t attracted to white guys at the time and the black guys, I wasn’t so attracted too.

4. Have you ever been in a fight?

LOL, I got into a mini fight with this guy who had a crush on me on the school bus on the way home one day.  My biggest pet peeve is when people put there hands on me, particularly in my face and he flirted that way with me.  I think I was having a bad day or I was just irritated with him and he stuck his finger in my noise.  My bus partner said I turned into the incredible hulk because I literally stood up and started swinging.  Of course, he was one of those respectable guys so he didn’t swing back, but I am one of those people who blacks out and will go for blood, so I stopped myself after a couple of swings because I felt myself really hurting this boy.  Outside of that, I never got into a fight in grade school.  I am just not a fighter.

5.  Bestfriends?

In elementary school, my bestfriends were Jasmine G. and Shecarra

In middle school, my bestfriends were Shecarra , Ariel and Kelsea

In high school, my bestfriends were Jasmine T., Ieisha  and Ashley Centers

I follow everyone on social media, but I am not close to any of them anymore

My grade school life was pretty boring.  I was a shy, quiet and anti-social kid, LOL.  There were a few things I did that I had no business doing, like sneaking a guy over to my house while my parents were out of the country, driving a car and it over-heating on me while they were out of the country to go out where I wasn’t supposed to be, or getting drunk for the first time while my parents were out of town, but other than that, yea I was pretty much a good kid. What did you guys do in grade school? Where you good or bad?