Here is this week’s Link-End Round Up! I spent most of this week dealing with a major skin breakout. A MAJOR breakout, which included every type of acne and dry skin. I’m not sure of the cause of this breakout, but I have introduced new products to my skincare routine. Also, I’ve slowly been adding dairy and red meat back into my diet. So, the cause could be any of those or a combination of all this additions to my daily life. So, for the past few days, I’ve been going makeup-free and using a simple and natural skincare regimen. I’ve also given up all dairy and red meat. Once my skin clears back up, I will slowly try each thing individually to find which one is the culprit. I’m playing guinea pig with myself for myself. Fun!
It’s homecoming week for my alma mater, The University of Memphis. So, a couple of my old college friends are coming into town and we plan to have a couple of catch-up sessions. Not sure where, but the only prerequisite is for the places to have a nice wine list and cocktails. I haven’t seen them in years and I can’t wait to see them!
Well, I hope you have a great weekend by indulging in some Halloween candy and watching some classic Halloween movies. I prefer the classic ones, because the newer ones are more gory by the year. Oh, don’t forget to check out the links in this week’s link-end round-up!
With Halloween being only a few days away, the window to coming up with a costume is quickly closing. However, I’m not one that’s into the whole extravagant costumes and over-the-top make-up. I prefer to keep it simple by trying to come up with a costume with things that I already have. One thing that I have a lot of make-up and I do mean a lot. So, I’ve been looking at some last minute Halloween makeup tutorials on Youtube that I can create using my makeup and can pair with simple clothing items.
I still haven’t picked one, but here are the ones I’m leaning toward that I call for nothing than a ton of makeup. This could get messy, but fun!
I’ve been having a very difficult time selecting the right shoe in the morning. Here in Memphis, the weather has been very typical; inconsistent. One day it’s a perfectly chilly day to wear your favorite denim jacket and the next day you find your self looking under your bed for your other black flip flop. I was so frustrated with my fall shoe options while I was getting dressed this morning. I needed an option that was chic and comfortable enough to wear to the office, but didn’t have many options. The answer was a pair of leopard print loafers.
I firmly believe that every stylish closet needs a pair of leopard print loafers, which I had until this past spring. I wore out my Jeffrey Campbell loafers until they were too big to wear. Leopard print loafers are so easy style and comfortable to wear. So, I need a new pair ASAP! There are plenty of options out there and here are the ones that I’m leaning toward.
Although I’ve been natural for almost 10 years now, I wear my hair straight most of the time. However, I mentioned last week that I’ve been trying to embrace and wear my natural curls more. This new path of loving of my curls has helped me discover and try different products designed for naturally curly hair. One product that I recently tried was Design Essentials Natural Honey & Shea Edge Tamer to help tame my hairline.
Welcome to this week’s Link-End Round-Up! I hope you had a great week. Mine’s was pretty ‘bleh’, mainly due to me being anxious. Anxiety is one of the worst emotions to deal with, because you know you’re dealing with and know why. However, you can’t easily snap out of it and you have to just ride it out. For me, I tapped on Wednesday night after the debate. So, before I went to bed, I meditated for 15 minutes and followed it with 10 minutes of stretching. I instantly felt better and my mind was cleared and I slept like a fat drunk baby. I had wine while I watched the debate.
This is going to be one of the first chilly weekends of the season and I’m going to enjoy it from the comforts of my sofa. I love chilly weekends, but the allure of lounging on my sofa, watching horror movies, and eating fun size pieces of Halloween candy sounds amazing.
However, I might also do some closet purging, because I want to minimize my clothing options. There are some more pieces I would like to add to my wardrobe, but I already have so many things that I don’t wear taking up space. So, before I add anything I want, I need to get of the things I don’t want. Just being practical and making mindful decisions.
In the meantime, have a great fall weekend and enjoy this week’s Link-End Round!