carefree blondecarefree blondeokay, so this whole social media world is a pretty scary place.  I’ve seen some things that elementary school girls do to each other and it makes me sad.  It makes me sad that there is so many flaw finding and nit picking people in the world/and on the internet.  When I first started blogging, I was worried as what others had said about my decision to be in the blogging world.  I was nervous for the publishing of my blog and kept it a secret for a while. For those who knew me, knew I always wanted to do it. So, I had to face the fears of people talking about my blog. (and I’m so happy I did) 99.9% of what I’ve seen from my blog are positive, (besides the fact that I still haven’t created a post schedule. sorry….) the sweet comments never fail to make my day.  I am so happy that you are confident with yourselves and don’t feel the need to nit pick flaws. If I could go back in time, I would take back the judgmental comments that I have made in junior high or high school. (everybody judges, it’s inevitable. But from personal experience, it’s hurtful to point flaws to people that the person can’t help; regardless of if was directed to someone else or to you.) Friendships are much better and stronger when you build each other up and are happy for one another’s success, regardless of what it is instead of finding enjoyment in other’s drawbacks.  This past year I have learned a lot about friendships and relationships.  My philosophy is, surround yourself with lovely people who bring positivity in your life and just do you!  Okay but really, my train of thought is all over the place in my post, I swear lol. I just love meeting confident and inspiring women!

I found Be.Belle and it’s such a good site for women to get together and be kind.  Be.Belle asked me questions and I would like to share a few of them with y’all!

Be. Belle  —  Best advice you’d give women to feel confident in their own skin?
Me  —   The best advice I can give to women to feel confident is to just do you. If you want to wear a full face of heavy makeup, girl do it! Make those cheeks look contoured and those lashes reach your eyebrows. If you want to wear no makeup, rock that beautiful skin!  Also, take care of your skin!!! Wear sunscreen and moisturize. Having beautiful skin, for me at least, is easily one of the best ways to feel confident and beautiful.  Be kind. Have a good soul. You can’t expect to feel confident (and have others believe you are confident) if you’re nasty and rude. As for personal experience goes, I was told I look better without makeup on. As it was such a sweet compliment, I didn’t feel beautiful without makeup on. (Having blonde hair means having blonde eyelashes. And that means my eyelashes look invisible. And my eyes are like the size of dimes so… Mascara is a must for me.) I wear makeup to enhance beauty. Confidence shines through and is obvious to others. Make a mark on someone’s day. Inspire them to be confident as well.

Be.Belle  —  What makes you most happy?
Me  —  What makes me most happy…. hmmm. I’m still trying to find out what is the top thing that makes me happy! But dancing makes me happy. Especially to 90’s music. Cruising around in a car makes me happy. Seeing people I haven’t seen in a long time makes me happy. Eating makes me really happy Haha. Traveling is pretty high on my list of things that make me happy. But all in all, a lot of things make me happy, I can’t choose just one.

Be.Belle  —  Where are the top 3 places you’ve traveled and best advice for women traveling?

Top three places I’ve traveled would have to be…. omg this is so hard to choose. Probably Provence in France, New York City, annnnnd… Madrid, Spain. To the women traveling, pack light. I decided to take, what seemed like, my entire closet! It made walking around so hard. Plus with more space in your suitcase, more stuff to bring back. haha. I would probably recommend traveling with just a carry-on though and skip buying shampoo and other liquids before the trip. I promise wherever you go, they’ll have that stuff for you. It’s just wasted space.

Head over to Be.Belle and read the rest of the Q&A!! Thank you so much to whoever actually finished reading this entirely too long blog post  — it was just on my mind for a bit! I’m glad I have my support group and great friends along with me. Y’all seriously ROCK!  As you read this, I’ll be on a roadtrip/camping! Eep! I’ve backed my bag and headed … somewhere… I’m not sure exactly where I’m headed … Stay tuned to see where I’m off too! Thanks again for reading! XOX

Thank you Be.Belle for allowing me to answer your questions!  & sorry for the extremely sappy post, it's unusual for that kind of post but I just wanted to get my thoughts out -- next post will be back to normal lol

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CONGRATULATIONS CAITY!!

You won the giveaway to Pink Blush!

Okay so listen, for those who follow my Instagram know in my Insta story (is that a thing? Snapchat wanna be, Instagram story) knows I was so extremely nervous picking a winner.  I had really bad anxiety because I wanted everyone to win.  I hate that kind of pressure on me…

I ended up using a generator online and the name was picked.  I was going to write everyone’s name down and place it in a hat but that would’ve been over 100 names to write… and nobody got time for that. (lol, I need to stop.) Plugging it in the computer was the easiest way. Giveaways are so much fun, I love them so much that I will be doing another giveaway really really soon. (promise.)

Thank you so much to everyone who entered, I wish I could’ve given you all $75 to Pink Blush! Congrats Caity on winning and your baby girl!

xox emily

 

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Finally!!! The giveaway is finally here! As this is my first giveaway, I’m excited … and nervous because I hope it turns out well!  But anyways, remember my last post? About the new shop that I’m slightly obsessing over? Pink Blush?! Wellllll, we’ve teamed up together and are giving one lucky reader a 75 dollar gift card to the entire shop of Pink Blush! Ahhh!! Since this shop has so many good deals, you could get two or three items, depending on what you get! Which is so awesome!! The shop has a little somethin’ somethin’ for everybody, especially expecting mama’s.  They also have women’s clothes, shoes, and accessories. And the shoes are so stinkin’ cute.

Sooo… what’s the catch? Nothing. It’s a giveaway but there are rules you need to follow to be entered into the drawing!

RULES —

  1. SUBSCRIBE  —  Subscribe to my blog!
    • If you’re on a computer, the subscribe button is to the right of the screen, and it say’s subscribe. Enter your e-mail and done.
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  2. THAT’S IT  — Really. That’s all you have to do to enter to win the $75 Gift Card to Pink Blush.

You can increase your chances by following on social medias. (ok, let’s see if I can explain this …)

EXAMPLE  —

  • instagram + follow = 1 more entry.
    • instagram + commenting a friend = 2 more entries.
      • (you can comment a friend how many times you like for more entries.)
  • twitter + follow = another entry.
    • twitter + retweet = 1 more entry.
  • youtube + subscribe = and another one.
  • share on facebook = equivalent to 5 entries.
  • pinterest + follow = another entry.

You get the picture. (at least I hope…) There’s many ways to get more entries but you have to be subscribe to my blog to actually win!

If you are already subscribed to my blog and want to enter, just fill out this contact form and say “enter me into the contest” or something like that and I will enter you in the drawing!

 

 

Thanks so much for reading & good luck!!! XOX

THE GIVEAWAY WILL END NEXT FRIDAY! AUGUST 5 2016!

 

 

*I have no affiliated links with the Pink Blush brand.  --  Contest winner will be contacted by me by the e-mail you subscribed with. GIVEAWAY IS INTERNATIONAL!