Happy 4th of July!!!

Hello everyone! Happy 4th of July! I hope you all have a wonderful day and celebration. Enjoy the fireworks and family.

A huge thank you to our armed forces and law enforcement. And to all those who have given their lives for this country, so we can enjoy the freedom we do today, a big thank you. As well as to their families, and to the families of servicemen and women everywhere.

Don’t forget to watch the fireworks live from D.C. and you can rewatch the President’s speech and military air craft flyovers here:

Happy 4th of July everyone!! Enjoy this Independence Day. God Bless!! ❤ God Bless America!! 😀

Watercolor Cards

It’s no secret my creative talents don’t lie in art, particularly drawing or painting. However, since my best friend has been sending me pictures of her pretty watercolor cards that she’s been doing and it’s my day off, I figured I’d give it a try. Here are the cards I created. Nothing special, but I guess they’re aren’t too bad. It was definitely pretty fun! I’ll try and get better at it, but I need to buy some better brushes first. Have you tried watercolors? 🙂

I apologize for the bad picture quality/background….I was lazy to make it look nice 😛 whoops!

And this is a card I did with pen and coloring pencils (better than the rest, imo!) 😀 ❤

Dear Mr. President……

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr. President! You have been a blessing to this country and we could not be more grateful for you. You have our vote in the 2020 elections, and our support ALWAYS. Keep doing the wonderful work you have been, we are praying for you, your staff, your family, and America every day. God Bless and Happy Birthday! 


I just wanted to write a quick appreciation post to our president because I think after almost four years of being in office and five years since he first ran, the country has not only regained so much of the wonderful qualities we’d started to forget, but also has drastically improved in so many areas. If you’d like to spread the love, appreciation, and love of our country, please re-post this article, share it on social media, and write your own Happy Birthday to our president! God Bless!

Also, can we just take a moment to appreciate the absolute perfection of our First Lady? She is SOOOO beautiful and gorgeous and I think she has an impeccable sense of fashion. I wish I could dress like her for a week and look half as good. We love you Melania!

Please share everyone! #MAGA Let’s show OUR president our love and support! Thank you! ❤

Summer Skin Care, Makeup & Beauty Products

Hey guys! So lately I’ve been kinda obsessed with skin care and beauty products lol. It’s been really fun and I’ve been trying to find natural products as well. I thought I’d share in case any of you wanted to check them out. (I’m linking everything down below)

I wear minimal makeup usually, so having a good moisturizer is important. I tried a tinted moisturizer from Ulta for a while but it didn’t really give me the effect I wanted. So right now I use the FirstAid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. It’s an amazing moisturizer and it smells amazing (grapefruit). It’s also very natural and safe for sensitive skin. I totally love this cream, best one I’ve found so far!

I also really love the Shea Moisture facial moisturizer. It’s great for putting on after you take the day’s makeup off and leaves your skin really fresh.

Shea Moisture also has great facial wipes, which I use to take off my makeup since I use very little. They moisturize as well. I did find another brand though, that’s less natural but works a little better and smells great! The brand is Polish’d Beauty Supply but I can’t find them online. Neither of these brands have negative effects on my eyes, which are pretty sensitive so that’s great!

As far as face wash goes….I use the Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream. My mom gets a lot of extra Clinique beauty products and so I use those for most of my makeup and stuff. I also use their liquid facial soap on a more daily basis if I wear heavier makeup and I wash using a facial cleansing brush.

Since it’s the summer and I am finally getting tanned skin, I put on very little to no foundation. If I do put on, I use the Clinique superbalanced foundation in the Ivory (03) tint. I then apply the Ulta full coverage liquid concealer in the light warm shade (works great!). I use the Clinique high impact mascara in 01 Black (but I might buy another brand to try and get waterproof–any suggestions?). I use a simple Clinique pallette for my blush and highlight and sometimes apply a light pink shade of eye shadow from a Max Studio palette I found at TJMaxx. (A ton of beauty products can be found there and I love it!) I don’t really like eyeliner and eyebrow filler and stuff. So I don’t use those normally. And I rarely use any lip products either. But I do love EOS’s lip balms and have several of those.

I found an amazing deodorant, which is truly the best natural, aluminum free one I’ve ever tried that worked! It’s the Humble brand. I use the non-scented one since I prefer less smells. Highly recommend this product!

I found a teeth whitener at TJMaxx by accident that wasn’t full of chemicals and I decided to try it. It works wonders! It’s a very easy to use whitener pen and you see the results very quickly. Dr. Brite also has other products like toothpaste and stuff, but I haven’t gotten those. Yet.

I thought I’d also mention perfume/eau de toilette as well. I like the Pacifica brand for a lot of scents, but they don’t last real long. Especially the roll on ones, even though I like to carry them around for a quick application. Right now my favorite is the Elizabeth Arden green tea cucumber scent. It’s very fresh and simple and lasts quite a while. I don’t like overpowering scents and since I’m very sensitive to them I can’t have super long lasting ones either.

What are some other products you guys use? If you have any recommendations I’d love to hear them! I need some good hair products, which I currently am trying to find, so any help is appreciated!

Here are the products I mentioned:

 

Happy June to you all! ❤ 🙂

I Haven’t Posted a Poem In a While…

I don’t really like posting my poetry, cause I don’t think it’s very good lol. But I wrote this for an assignment last year and I have a couple more. They didn’t turn out that bad, and I thought I’d share. If you want to see more of them, let me know. This poem may not make that much sense since it was for an assignment, but the background is as follows, so you have a general idea. A young soldier going to Vietnam; almost dies. That’s pretty much it. Enjoy! ❤

Walking down the valley,

Thinking of the homeland,

Wondering if I’ll make it back,

Me and my little band…

 

We came over here only to see,

The true horrors they didn’t tell;

We were proud and stood there tall,

There we were by the Liberty Bell.

 

We felt the impulse to come over,

Some with courage, some with fear,

Our mothers, sweethearts and sisters,

We all were scared, we all shed tears…

 

We were there wishing we were here,

Now we’re here wishing we were there…

 

The trees loom dark, I am hearing things,

My body bold, my heart grows cold,

I shiver inside; is this my last day?

 

My brothers-in-arms, they stand there,

An outward skin of bravado and heroism we show,

Inside we’re all quaking…anticipating that awful moment…

 

It must be over…I am lying there,

I see myself, bloody, torn and shook,

My buddy’s trying to revive me,

My will isn’t there…I am leaving.

 

You have the choice, to go or stay

The light grows nearer, it continues,

Very shortly your spirit will leave your body,

Make your choice!

 

My mind races as pictures flash through,

Home, girlfriend, buddies, ‘Nam, life.

The pain and grief were gone, but could I leave?

I could see my body growing cold…

 

I looked straight at the light and then at myself,

And then I knew an intense pain,

“Matt, he’s alive, s***, the old boy made it through!”