L’oreal lash serum solution*

I have been trying out L’Oréal lash serum solution eyelash serum and it’s amazing!!! This serum is a quick and easy way to get longer fuller lashes with out the need for expensive mascara or itchy false lashes. I love the false lash look but strip lashes kind of annoy me. I feel like they’re difficult to apply correctly and itchy so a serum that’s meant to

For transparency I do need to let you know that I didn’t pay for this. I was gifted this product from L’Oréal and Influenster in exchange for an honest review on L’Oréal and Influenster’s websites. I was not asked to write a blog post but I really wanted to tell you about it.

What is it?

L’Oréal lash serum

This is a serum to condition and nourish your lashes with glycerin, pro vitamin B5, hyaluronic acid, madecassoside and arginine. This gentle serum is safe for sensitive eyes, and contact lenses.

How do I use it?

This serum is so easy to use. Simply twist the bottom until the product appears then let it click 5 times and apply to lash line. This product works best when used 2x daily for 4 weeks. You should let it dry for at least 60 seconds before applying mascara.

Would I recommend this to a friend?

Short answer, yes. I’m loving this, it works and is super easy to apply. It’s also very affordable at around $15. I love that this is a trustworthy brand too. I felt confident in applying with out researching what exactly was in this.

L’Oréal lash serum xojohnnielynn

If long thick eyelashes are something you want then you should give this a try. Let me know in the comments what if anything do you use to make your lashes look longer?

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Accept failure and move on.

Awe man how awesome were all of my blog posts for February? Oh right I didn’t post anything. I started the year with a goal of 2-3 blog posts every week. I started to fizzle the end of January and completely flopped all of February. So I have two choices, I can beat myself up about it. Or I can accept failure and move on.

Accept failure.

For me this is easy, mostly for the sad fact that that’s what I kind of expect anyway. I like to go through life not knowing what I’m doing and hopeing for the best. Anxiety really takes a toll on your self esteem. Also I tend to be a bit over dramatic and see every set back as failure.

The thing with failing at something is that it doesn’t have to be the end of the world. It’s ok to not be perfect. One of the things I’ve often told m cheerleaders, is “I will never ask or expect you to be or do the best. I only ask for your best.” I try to remind myself the same thing. I don’t have to be the best. Just my best, which is definitely possible.

Moving on

I thought that I would share with you a few tricks that help me move on when I fail.

  • Give yourself A few minutes to feel sorry for yourself. It’s ok to be frustrated, assuming you don’t treat any one or anything poorly. Last weekend I made a cake for my nieces birthday and it turned out to be much smaller then I expected. I spent a good ten minutes yelling at the cake. But it ended up being big enough.
  • Take a deep breath, and shake it off. I had to remind myself that if I keep pouting then tay wouldn’t have a birthday cake. Or at least not one like she wanted.
  • Step back. If anyone else had made the cake I would t have thought anything of the size. It would have been fine. I find it’s like that with most things. We are way to hard on our selves.

I hope this helps or at least makes sense. How do you deal with failure or set backs? Go follow me on Twitter to hear about more times I fail at things.


Lavender oil: My favorite Essential oil from the PSK

Hi guys! Some of you may know that I love essential oils. I was hesitant at first because seriously how can a smell cure what medicine didn’t even help? Last summer I jumped on to the young living bandwagon and I haven’t looked back. Now yes young living is one of those paramid things where you try and get more people below you to make more. But you don’t have to do it as a business. You can just enroll and reap ths benifits of doscounted oils. I want to tell you about my favorite oil. Lavender oil.

Lavender oil

Young living lavender oil

I’ve been a long time fan of lavender essential oil. I first tried it about 5 years ago, my anxieties were so bad it was painful I was signed up to volunteer at a summer camp with church I didn’t want to go back on the medication* so I thought I would try essential oils. Lavender oil is soothing, and can lull you to sleep, calm anxious nerves and it has a ton of bacteria killing abilities.

I’m not going to lie I didn’t love the smell of it, and it took a bit to get used to it. Once I did, I loved it. It smells comforting and soothing.

I started using it by rubbing 2-3 drops in my hands then running them through my hair. I’d also taken a bit of felt and glued it to the back of plastic BFF necklace my niece gave me. I also put it in my diffuser and let them comforting smell soothe me to sleep.

Check out this DIY: whipped body oil

Where do I get it?

I purchase my oils through young living. They don’t reccomed using oiles from like the grocery store since the FDA doesn’t check them so there’s no way to know know what you’re getting is pure and safe. Young living has a seed to seal promise. Where they gurantee that it’s pure and safe.

If you’re interested you can sign up and purchase your own Premium Starter kit (which includes lavender) here. When you do you will also beavlebto purchase

Young Living Premium Starter Kit. Essential Oils

*Obviously I’m not a doctor so please don’t stop taking any medications without consulting one first.

Young living Lavender Oil

Elvive Rapid Reviver| product review*

Last summer I’d made the decision to bleach a bunch of my hair so I can color it a pastel lavender. Um. It was a bit of a mistake. My hair did not take well and I was left with a lot of damaged hair. But thanks to L’Oreal Paris Elvive Rapid Reviver that damage is being repaired.

Elvive rapid reviver

What is Elvive Rapid Reviver?

The L’Oréal Paris Total Repair 5 Rapid Reviver is a deep conditioner for damaged hair. With a 20% conditioning serum and almond + protein to help fortify each strand, reinforcing the hair fiber this repairs 2x more damage then other conditioners. This product is so quick to use. All you have to do is after shampooing apply from the middle to ends of your hair and rinse after only 1 minute.

Why I like it.

I am loving this! For awhile my hair was so damaged it was constantly tangled. Which if you’ve been around for a while you’ll know that I hate brushing my hair. I think the only thing I like less the brushing my hair is when it’s tangled. I had accepted that that was how my hair is going to be until it grew out enough to cut it off. Thankfully I’d received an offer to try the L’Oréal Paris Rapid Reviver deep conditioner. You have no idea how happy this product makes me. I was able to notice a difference after just one use. My hair is soft, smooth and essentially tangle free. Another great thing about this is that it has such a dreamy lovely scent.

What I don’t like

If I’m being totally honest, the only thing I don’t like is that I couldn’t find the matching shampoo.

Would I recommend it to a friend?

Yes absolutely! This has done such great things for my hair why wouldn’t I tell my friends about it? It was the easiest thing to add to my morning routine. There’s a few different formulas so there’s something for everyone.


*For transparency purposes I did not pay for this. Influenster sent this product to me in exchange for an honest review. The agreement was to review on L’Oréals website and an instagram post but not a blog post. I just love this so much I wanted to tell all of you guys about it.

Quick Makeup Look

Hey guys, I feel like it’s been so long since I’d worn makeup. So I thought I’d film this quick look that is definitely going to be new go to look. This is seriously the quickest full face look I’d done in a very long time.

Below are a list and links of all of the products that I used in creating this look. I hope you enjoy it. And if you did you should subscribe that way you won’t miss a new video.

Treasured Palette from Kokie Professionals.
HD Foundation From Kokie Professionals
Contour stick From Hard Candy
Eyeliner From Ciate London
Blush From Pixi by Petra
Lippie Stix From Colourpop
Mascara From Rimmel London

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