Count Down to Christmas

Hello, Lifestylers!

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun! I don’t know about you, but I love this time of year. Although I don’t enjoy the cold weather, there is something about Christmas that brings joy to my life. I like to focus today’s blog on Christmas cards. You may be wondering Christmas cards, Terry? Lifestylers we live in a fast-paced world where technology has taken over our lives. I’ll be honest I am guilty I’m using technology on a daily basis. However, I feel this time of year is about connecting with people we rarely spend time with throughout the year.

I take the time to send Christmas cards the old fashion way every year. This is something I enjoyed doing year after year it never gets old. It Is not only an inexpensive activity, but it brings joy to the person or family receiving the card. You can purchase Christmas cards at your local drugstore, Target, and Walmart.  I like to decorate the cards with Christmas stickers to give it an extra touch.  This year I spent less than eight dollars and that quite a bargain. I will start sending cards this week. Let me know if you enjoyed sending Christmas cards.  I will be back tomorrow with a new post.  Don’t forget to leave a comment and share with your friends.

Card was under $5.00 at Walmart.com Stickers under $3.00 at Walmart.com

Big Announcement

Hello Lifestylers,

I’ve been MIA the last few months, and I sincerely apologize for it. For those of you who do not know, I’m a graduate student and have been swamped with academic work these past few months. I like to announce I will be participating in Blogmas!  This is my first year doing this, and I’m genuinely excited. I like to challenge a couple of bloggers to join me in this experience. Let’s make this Blogmas an unforgettable experience. State for tomorrow’s blog and if sign up to notified of new blogs. By the way keep up-to-date with me on Instagram @Lifestlyewithterry find the link on the right bar of my site. Keep Styling!

 

Colour Pop Ulta-Matte Lip Review

Hello lifestylers,

I know it has been a while, but I have been extremely busy with school. Nonetheless, some of you may already know I am lipstick junkie.  I recently receive several lip products which I have not been able to review until now. The past few weeks I have been obsessed with Colour Pop Ultra Matte liquid lipsticks. Let’s get on with the show!

Product Information

Colour Pop claims their formula is lightweight making it easy to glide onto the lips. Leaving a super intense color with a bold ultra-matte finish. They also claim to be long wearing and kiss proof formula.

Application Tips

Before applying the product, lips should be bare and dry. It is recommended to exfoliate for a smooth finish.  Outline the lips with a matching lipliner before applying the liquid lipstick. Colour pop recommend storing the lipsticks upright shake well before using.

Ultra-Matte Shades

The Foxy mini collection comes in five shades.

1     Beeper is a warm mid-tone taupe shade. It is a great the daytime color.

2    Clueless is a dusty mauve pink shade. Also, another color that can be used during the day.

3     Tulle is a dusty mauve, burgundy shade. I absolutely love this color it is one of my favorite.

4     Creeper is a real classic blue, red shade. Another great color that I love makes a great evening look.

5     More Better is a deep violet wine shade. This color is perfect for fall and also absolutely one of my favorite as well.

My Thoughts

I picked up the Mini set for a couple of reasons. First I wanted to invest in several colors as oppose to one full-size lipstick. Second, I noticed that’s for $18.00 I would get five different shades which in my opinion is a good deal.  In my opinion, this liquid ultra-matte lipstick is a long-lasting formula. The colors are beautiful and can be used for a day or night time look. After using these liquid lipsticks consecutively on hot weather days, it did dry my lips.  My suggestion is to apply a moisturizing lip balm before the liquid lipstick this should help minimize drying your lips. I do see myself purchasing the full-size bottles of each color shortly. Do I recommend this product? I sure do! They extremely affordable are long lasting. Follow me on Instagram to see pictures of these shades click here to follow.

Until next time Lifestylers xoxo!

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Fifteen Years Later

Do you remember where you were fifteen years on September 11, 2001, at 8:46 A.M? It is hard to believe 15 years have passed since the terrorist attack. I like to take a moment to reflect on those who are no longer with us. Gratitude is something I try to practice at least once a day. I believe in giving thanks for the things we have necessary to help us appreciate those around us (excluding materialistic things).

A few ways you can keep track of the things you are grateful for is by the following. First, the most popular way is with a journal (Gratitude Journal). I like to use a journal with positive quotes on them. Target carries beautiful, inexpensive notebooks you can use as journals. Another way I find helps me remain grateful is through using sticky notes. I particularly use virtue sticky notes on my computer. Not to mention you can post them in your home office. If you have an organizer, you can write daily gratitude notes to remind yourself of positive moments in your life.

I realize the more grateful I am, the more I enjoy life. We live in a fast-paced world, but I recommend you to take a few minutes and the end of the day to write down what you are grateful for. The more you appreciate life, the happier you will feel. Lifestylers, do something nice for someone today in honor of the 9/11 victims. I like to end by letting you know I am grateful for the new people I have met through my blogging journey.

be-grateful

Beauty Time

In a previous post “I am Still a Woman”, I stated that our inner beauty is important. However, I also believe in getting pampered and feeling pretty for yourself and not for others. We are all aware that people judge a book by its cover, and I know this by experience. Let’s face it, when people see us (wheelchair user), the first thing they notice is our wheelchair. If they are mature enough to see beyond the wheelchair, then perhaps our beauty will be notice. Just because I cannot walk does not mean I cannot feel pretty.

As a teenager, I had a personal hairdresser come to my apartment once a month. Having my hairdresser come to my home, was an excellent idea. It made things easier for the three of us (my caregiver, my hairdresser, and myself). I did not have to struggle to get out of my wheelchair to get my hair wash. After, a couple of years my hairdresser moved away. I had my share of inpatient hairdressers. Nonetheless, some excellent workers do not mind accommodating their clients. I currently have a great person who does my hair, and she is very patient. If you are some who requires accommodations communication is essential. As a consumer, you may be necessary to bring specialized equipment you may use at home to wash your hair. My wheelchair tilts which is helpful when I get my brows done.

Don’t be discourage if you cannot find a salon where you feel comfortable. It is a work in the process do not settle for less. Sooner or later you will come across caring professional people. What I want you to know is that we can and are beautiful women no matter what. Do not allow your disability to get in the way of maintaining your hair, your face, and body. Go out there and get pampered! It is time focus on yourself!