It’s the first day of 2016 it is such a blessing to be alive and transition into this new beginning. Wow, I would say I have 365 blank pages waiting for me to fill but no one knows the future, so I will stick to page 1 of 2016.
Oh where are my manners, I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year filled with nothing but blessings of good health, happiness and long life. It is also that time again, you know the New Year’s Resolutions I am bad at that so no resolutions, no to do lists I find them boring, but I will keep one promise I made on my last post (find a reason to smile every single day no matter what).
Here are some quotes that I will be starting the year with and choosing one to follow for the rest of the year.
It has been an interesting year I do not have a word for it, I have learned a lot this year about life and running a blog. Emotionally, it has been overwhelming as I learned to forgive myself for some of the things I have done, which were wrong and I realized that dwelling on them will only cause me depression and oh yes I realized something,motherhood is so hard wow there are things I wish I knew about being a parent before having my daughter back in 2009, each year, it’s different and as they grow up, the more difficult it becomes with that being said being a parent is not for the faint hearted.
Regarding my blog this year I had no idea that you need to put in the time to actually succeed, when I started, I initially it was one easy thing to do few pictures there and few words oh boy was I wrong.I have made friends online which I have not met personally, but these ladies they are amazing, there has been some drama and I am happy to be a part of it and hard work really pays also learned that I need to create content that matters that will make people want to come back to my blog even comment. Got some bruises, but I am still moving, I am happy with my social media growth and hoping to grow my blog visits.
The year, twenty fifteen, I read one book, bought my first blush and wore a whole lot of nail polish I have a collection now and I have grown personally. I just want to say thank you to everyone who has shown me support by commenting and visiting my blog, thank you to all the ladies who run links which have introduced me to other bloggers I really appreciate each and every one of you keep up the good work.
As for 2016 I am not making any resolutions I will be taking it one step at the time, but one thing I know for sure is I will find a reason to smile everyday. I would to take this time to say happy holidays to your families and may you have a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous New Year.
I have found my new favorite perfume the flirty Far Away Bella Sunset perfume by Avon. I love the sweet scent it has after it has breathed after applying it. The body lotion scent lasts long you don’t have to put the perfume its perfume on its on.
It has the following notes, jasmine, sandalwood and Clementine. Far Away Bella Sunset it’s an easy going fun perfume like the packaging its really a girly girl perfume. Love the sparkling lilac packaging it is really eye catching. I find it an awesome perfume for summer and it’s not overwhelming once it breathes.
It comes in a 50ml EDP bottle, 150ml body lotion and 10ml EDP purse spray. If you are a Far Away Fragrance Fan I totally recommend it and I love that it does not give me a headache like most perfumes.
Woolworths kids department has the most beautiful and fun summer dresses for the girls and the colors are vibrant and summery. Bought 2 sets for R 190.00 each and here is my daughter strutting her four Woolworths Girls Summer Dresses
Since I had my daughter that is 6 years ago,I struggle to buy myself clothes, every time I see something I think about what Abeerah needs its been difficult.I went shopping today, but I got nothing for myself as I worry about a whole bunch of things and people.
When I eventually buy myself something I feel guilty about that as I think I could have used that money to buy Abeerah two more pairs of shoes its really difficult to break this cycle or way of thinking whatever you want to call it. I went to Woolworths today and I saw about five dresses that I really like and I seriously need them, but I painfully walked away because I have to be responsible with spending money.
Any mommies struggle with shopping for themselves, because I feel like I am losing my mind motherhood has taken over. Here is what is in my wardrobe that I can say it’s something I can wear to go out 2 pairs of pumps and 1 pair of sandals, one pair of jean that fits correctly and still in good condition and about four tops, Gosh its been a year since I bought bras which I seriously need and I cannot stop thinking about those dresses.
How do I go shopping for myself without worrying about what my daughter needs?
I am asking this because I had some amazing and shocking stories while travelling from work in a taxi I was so shocked. What is my deal breaker in my marriage would be physical abuse that is something I seriously cannot forgive, and move past and cheating even though I am a reformed cheater I might sound like a hypocrite, but I might or might not forgive my husband if he ever cheated on me the bottom line is I am not the forgiving type of person I try.
So these ladies they were talking about their marriage and they were adamant that they will not leave their marriages and their houses if their husbands beat them up or cheat. Let me call the ladies, Mary and Joyce.
Mary she has a bump on her forehead, she said her husband beat her with the bottom of the gun and she didn’t leave, she was just angry for a few days and life went on as she will never leave her house for that the only time she will leave is in a coffin. I was like what the hell with the bottom of the gun well then again its none of my business.
With Joyce she is not going to leave her house no matter what her husband does as she will not walk out on her achievements, like her house she worked hard for, for a woman who will just come in with a further duster and has no clue how the house became what is today and she swears that she will also leave her house in a coffin too.
They fall under the generation of tolerance and endurance, they work on their marriages and do not just leave so I would is it the fear or starting over or what is behind their stay in an abusive relationship filled with infidelity.
What is your deal breaker in a marriage?
I have grown to love these products that I decided on doing my November beauty favourites.
Aromas Artesanales de Antigua the packaging is phenomenal wow it looks luxurious and expensive. It gentle and smells lovely just don’t know its I am willing to pay such a price for a bar soap though.
Botanical Tropical Hand and Nail Cream
I have about 4 of these 2 at home , one in my bag and 1 at work, I have finally found my match this hand cream it moisturizes and lasts longer and my hands have recently been looking my age not all that wrinkled dry hands.
Pepper Tree Bubble Bath Berry Blast this one is my all time favorite I can buy when I have few rands to splurge.
Rubybox Rapture, wow I love how this perfume smells with a mixtures of all things nice but I had a little problem the the nozzle I just could not get it to spray.
Cat Kohl Liner
I am still figuring this one out to tell the truth but I love the intense colour
oh so cheeky Angled Blusher Brush and Super Seamless Foundation Brush
I have never owned a brush until I met these two lovely ladies and I am impressed with Rubybox tools as they products they efficient.
That rounds up my November beauty favorites some which I will be buying again and some which I will be thinking about due to the price tag.