Beyond Beauty || Current Favorite TV Shows, Books, Blogs, Food, and Others

While makeup is awesome and skincare is addictive, beauty is not my life. It’s actually a very small part of how I spend my free time! As obsessed as you may be with Sephora or Ulta, I know you have a life outside of the makeup world. Without going so far as sharing social media diary entries about my personal life, I want to be authentic about what I post on my blog. I’ll still post plenty about makeup and beauty, but I want to start to share some other interests. I try to keep sight of life in its fullness, and that involves remaining at least an arm’s distance from superficialities. Without boring you (hopefully you’re still here…), here are some of my current favorites beyond the beauty bubble. Continue reading “Beyond Beauty || Current Favorite TV Shows, Books, Blogs, Food, and Others”

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Disney’s EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2017

Disney and food lovers, rejoice! The EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival is a dream come true. Running through most of the Autumn season, the festival features unique small plates and beverages for less than $10. To celebrate the 35th year of EPCOT, the 2017 festival rolled out 35 Marketplaces in addition to all of the permanent pavilion offerings. Personally, I think it’s only ever worth it to visit EPCOT during festival season, but maybe I’m just biased. I was able to visit this past weekend so I only find it fitting to share.

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Monday Motivation: Hot Water

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A habit of mine is to write a quote for each week in my agenda. I do all of this when I first purchase my new agenda, so it adds an element of serendipity when the weekly quote speaks to my current circumstances. I would like to share these quotes with you; perhaps they may speak to whatever challenges you face at the present.

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5 Positive Affirmations to Get You Through the Week

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Mondays don’t have to be soul-sucking. A lot of the dread we feel comes from within, as a sort of reflection of our own insecurities. While affirmation from others is wonderful, giving ourselves the same love in the form of thoughts, words, and actions is equally important. Speaking and thinking positive affirmations provides us with the ability to transform our perspective, which can shift our gear mode from a standstill to a steady start. Give yourself the appreciation you deserve with these five affirmations, guaranteed to positively influence your ability to tackle whatever workload sits on your desk.

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Introducing THE OFFBEAT VENUSIAN

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WHAT IS AN ‘OFFBEAT VENUSIAN?’

The offbeat Venusian is a mystical, enchanting, and unearthly being. Her dreamlike beauty allures even the most worldly folks; it is a beauty that comes from the depths of her own peculiar self, unattainable by all and desired by many. Within each of us is an offbeat Venusian. The strength of her individualism surprises us, but when we realize that “she” is “me,” a lovely little sense of empowerment seeps into every aspect of our lives. A true Venusian is offbeat– she is no one’s but her own.

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