Wednesday, April 22, 2015

How to be a Best Friend to your Spouse

Hello! I have been planning on writing this post for at least a month now.  But recently, I read a post that someone wrote about how their spouse is not their best friend. She had some valid points and explained that she had a girlfriend to get pedicures with and gossip about work and life with. I couldn't help but disagree though. My husband is my best friend and has been since we started dating.  He is the person I want to spend time with and talk to (I bet he would get a pedicure with me too if I asked:) )  I have had girlfriends before who have hurt me deeply, but I know my husbands intent is sincere. Today I wanted to share some of the ways we continue to stay best friends after years of marriage.
How to be a best friend to your spouse

1. Communicate. One of my favorite things to do is just sit and talk with my husband. It can be easy to get caught up in the busyness of day to day life and not really talk to your spouse. Ask them about how their day went and whatever is going on in their/your life.
2. Never stop dating. It is important to make time to spend with each other. Laugh and have fun together. Get dressed up and go out on a date. Maybe take turns planning a date to go on and have it be a surprise.
3). Motivate and support each other. Encourage your spouse to achieve their goals. There were times when I wanted to quit school, but my husband pushed me to continue and get it done.
4. Trust: Be open and honest with your spouse.
5. Be there for each other. That doesn't mean only through the good times, because things will get tough sometimes. Use the tough times to make your relationship stronger and use it to grow closer together.
6.  Respect each other. I can't tell you how many times I have seen people post negative things about their spouse on Facebook. Or, they will say things about, or to their spouse that they would never say about anyone else. Sometimes it is easiest to hurt the people we are closest to by the things we say and do. Make it a priority to respect each other.
7. Listen. Really listen to your spouse when you have a conversation and take interest in the things they are saying. There is something therapeutic about talking about issues with others. Even if you can't help solve their problem, it sometimes helps just having someone there.
8. Never give up on them. You should be their biggest fan and they should be yours.

How do you stay best friends with your spouse?
Thanks for reading.
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Monday, April 13, 2015

Empties Part 2

Hello! I hope everyone had a great weekend. It was tough to go back to work today after having a week off for Spring Break. Today I wanted to share my second post of empties. My last post was makeup empties, but this one has more skin and hair care.
Dove Dry Shampoo- I have gone through numerous cans of this dry shampoo. I go back and forth using this one and one by Suave. I like this because it has a nice fresh scent that isn't too strong. It does leave white residue in my hair if I spray too close, but I am sure to hold it away and brush the excess out.
Simple Sensitive Hydrating Light Moisturizer- This moisturizer is perfect for oily-combination skin. I like that it is light and seems to absorb into my skin quickly. I have a different moisturizer I use in the winter because it isn't moisturizing enough for the colder months. I did repurchase it, but the one with SPF in it. I probably wouldn't recommend this if you have dry skin.
Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser- I am thinking about doing a full review on this product with my Clarisonic. But, this is a trial size that came with my Clarisonic and I did repurchase a full size version. I liked it and feel like it helped clear my skin up, but I am currently using a different wash.
Essie 3-in-1 Glaze- I love this product! My polish normally lasts a few days longer when I use this as a top coat. You can't tell from the picture, but this bottle is over half full. Unfortunately it got very thick and too goopy to apply. We don't have central air, and our house got very hot this past summer. I am hoping that's why it got too thick. I did purchase another one and keep it in a cooler spot hoping I have better luck with this one.
Paul Mitchell Spring Loaded Detangling Shampoo- This is another trial size, but I ended up buying a full size version of this. I was excited to use a Zero Frizz, Zero Sulfate shampoo because they are less harsh than other shampoos. At first, I really liked how this made my hair feel after washing it. Over time though, I felt that my hair wasn't getting as clean as it should. I started using this one every other time I washed my hair, and using a different shampoo on the other days. I probably won't repurchase.
I hope you like this post.
Thanks for reading!
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Monday, April 6, 2015

Makeup Empties- Part 1

Hello! I hope everyone is having a great week so far. I am on spring break this week, so I should have a couple more blog posts up this week. Today I wanted to share some of my empties. I always enjoy reading these because they are a mini review on many products. I will have another empties post up soon with some skincare, haircare and a couple other things.

Loreal Lash Out Butterfly Mascara- This mascara does a nice job lengthening and the brush is designed to evenly apply mascara to the outer lashes too. I liked this mascara, but I prefer mascara that volumizes over lengthens. If you are looking for a lengthening mascara, I would recommend this one, but I probably won't be repurchasing this one.
Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara- This mascara also lengthens more than it adds volume. While I thought the formula for this mascara was decent, I will not be repurchasing it.
Studio Gear Hidden Agenda Concealer- This is the best concealer I have tried for under eye circles. This concealer blends nicely and covers dark circles well. I sometimes use it on blemishes, but I don't think it is the best for that. If you would like to see a full review of this product, click here.
Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Eyeliner- I used this product daily for months and like the formula. It glides on nicely and lasts all day long. I haven't had an issue with it drying out after using it for a little while. If you are looking for a good gel eyeliner, I would recommend this one. I have already repurchased this product.
Neutrogena Nourising Eyeliner- I have repurchased this eyeliner a few times. It comes in a few different colors, but I have only used the Spiced Chocolate color. I am sure they have black and a plum color as well. It glides on nicely and lasts for most of the day. I haven't repurchased it since I ran out this time, because I have been just using eyeshadow on my lower lash line. I am sure I will pick up this product again though.
Covergirl Outlast 3-in-1 foundation- I have talked about this foundation on my blog so many times, but I figured I would add it again, just in case you are new to my blog. This is my absolute favorite foundation. It is a medium coverage, so it looks more on the natural side when applied with a beauty blender. I use the color 810, and it matches fairly well. They have a wide selection of colors too. My skin is oily-combination and this works well for my skin type.

Thanks for reading!!

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