Embrace Yourself.

Embrace yourself, your flaws, your quirks, the things that make you special and the things that make you the same.

The realization…

I don’t or well for the longest time I didn’t. I’d forgotten how subdued I’d kept a lot of my self. While I was taking down my Christmas tree I’d noticed this ornament.

Yep out of literally hundreds of choices at Bronners– the worlds largest Christmas store- this was the only one to represent me. Yes I’m left handed, but surely there was something to better fit my personality. Only the thing is I didn’t have much of a personality. I hid every part of myself, anything that might draw any kind of attention. I was an uncredited extra in my own life, blending into the background.

Express yourself

Maybe this was all a part of my anxiety. To be fair most of what I do can be linked back to my anxiety some how either caused by it or I pushed myself to spite it. I am constantly working on reminding myself that if it makes me happy, and doesn’t effect anyone else then I need to do it. Weather it’s a sweater that says something silly, or just about anything mermaid I need to go all in.

Honestly, I think since I’ve started embraceing all of the parts of me that I’d pushed away, I’ve been happier. Especially since it’s becoming more and more natural. I’m still very much aware of what I do and how it reflects on me, but not to the same extent. I’ve also realized that practically no one is paying attention to what I’m doing.

Embrace yourself!!

If you take anything away from this post I hope it’s that you can be yourself completely and you should. You need to embrace your self and share the you you hide. Please remember that If it make you happy, and doesn’t hurt anyone then do it.

Xojohnnielynn

5 Things I can’t live with out

I am not a materialistic person. But we all have those things that we just can’t live with out. Here are My top 5.

My blankets

Go ahead and laugh all you want but much like a toddler I can’t sleep with out my blankets. I think the worst part about this is that they’re not even blankets from when I was a child, I was in my 20’s when I got them. One is a knitted one I bought because I liked the colors and the other just has to be a fleece tied one. I have like 5 of those and yes they’re all on my bed. I sleep with 6 blankets. I only bring the knitted one and one of the fleece ones anytime I go over night somewhere.

IPad

I’m not entirely proud of this but I am kind of attatched to my iPad. It’s how I watch Netflix, read books, write blog posts and keep up with YouTube videos I like. I don’t like the idea of being attached to a piece of technology but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t need it.

“Good”shampoo

I bring shampoo and conditioner whenever I am going away over night. I however did not bring it with me to my sisters about a week ago. I had to use hers. My hair is still mad at me. My skin is very sensitive, my scalp included. After I’d used it the whole day my hair was so full static. It was unbareable. I thought that my past complaints were a bit dramatic but it’s not.

Salt lamp

I can’t say for sure that these work. I will say that the orange glow they give off is soothing and provides enough light for someone who… lets say is afraid of the dark to be able to sleep with the lights off. I did notice that once the light burnt out I was not sleeping as well as I do when it’s on. I was so tired that week.

Socks

Ok this is weird but if there’s any bit of clothing that I’m going to wear it’s going to be socks. They’re not going to match either. I mean obviously I’m not going to go around naked just in my socks but I’m going to have them on. Also I find it very odd to be inside someone else’s house with out socks on. But that’s probably just me.

Well those are my Five things I can’t live with out what are some of yours? Let me know in the comments. And as always thanks for reading. Please share this with someone who you think would enjoy this too.

Xojohnnielynn
5 things I can’t live with out.

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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Bath and Body Works haul

Have I told you that I love Bath and body works. Last week I took my mom to meet with my sister so she could ride up to stay her for the week. Since I was there I decided to pop into bath and body works real quick. Well I had a bit of a splurge. I’d picked out a few items took them to the register to be told if I spend another 4 dollars I’ll get 10 dollars off. It’s only the best kind of sale ever! I’d decided to share with you what I’d bought.

Twisted Peppermint candle

I love Bath and Body Works candles. They smell amazing. I do have a slight problem and just want to burn it all of the time. I went through one of the big 3 wick candles in like two days. Anyway. This one’s scent is twisted peppermint. Twisted Peppermint is probably my favorite line of theirs. Especially this time of year, its legit the only good thing about winter. This candle has notes of ‘cool peppermint, sugared snow,vanilla buttercream, and a hint of must. Probably one of the best things is that this soy wax blended candle is made with Essential Oils.
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Twisted Peppermint foaming handsoap

Still loving the twisted peppermint scent. Bath and Body Works has the best hand soap ever! I try to make sure I buy a bottle of this soap. It’s not usually twisted peppermint but they always smell so lovely. This gentle soap Washes away dirt and germs and thanks to the aloe and vitamin E they leave your hands feeling soft.

Car scentportable holder and refills

If you saw my birthday haul from a couple years back you might have seen that I’d already bought one but.. I mean how could I pass up this beyond cute mermaid one? I also bought a couple of the refills. Waikiki Beach, Mahogany Teakwook, and Endless Weekend. These things keep whole my car smelling so lovely and dreamy, without being overwhelming.

‘At the Beach’ Shower jelly and body butter.

I don’t know what shower jelly is, if i had to guess its jello made out of soap. It’s really solid though, so I’m not entirely sure how it works. We all know what body butter is right? We’re coming up to the time of the year when I start really missing the sun.  Oh who am I kidding I miss  the sun when ever its not out. This smells like summer i thought maybe, if i tried hard enough, I could pretend it’s summer.

Pocketbac and mermaid holder

Lack of impulse control for the win right here. I’ve never gotten the pocketbac holders only because they seem kind of a waste of money… but its a mermaid and it lights up. The pocketbac was to put me over for the $10 off, but smells so citrusy and delicious.

Do you guys like Bath and Body Works? What’s your favorite scent or item? LMK down in the comments!

New Years Resolutions


We’ve all head the new year new me nonsense. Well maybe it’s not nonsense, maybe it’s just a good excuse to make some life changes. Either way, I’ve never jumped on board with new years resolutions. Until this year but for my blog and this online community.

I understand that I had let my blog go a lot this past summmer and fall. I regretfully let my anxiety take over, and prevent me from writing. This is the one place that I can fully be myself and I let it go, and for that my friends -we are friends right?- I am sorry. So for the sake of my blog and online community I have set myself some “New Years Resolutions”.

Write 3 new blog posts a week.

That one might be a bit much. Go big or go home right? Ive got about 12 very vague post topics that way each week I can use the general suggestion to creat content around. I think I might post videos essentially reading the post that way if you know someone who could use to hear what I have to say but they don’t particularly want to read well we can share that way.

Post everyday across social media

I am so bad at social media. I love it, I always have. I’m pretty sure I have signed up for all of them. I love that it’s a ‘safe’ way to socialize. Ive always been one to hang around on the outside in a group setting, observing but not really participating. I tend to do the same on social media I delete a lot of posts before I even post them because “no one cares” and I worry that I’m irritating everyone who follows me. Though you all wouldn’t be following me if I was annoying you.

That’s all really. Just those two things. I mean maybe when I start putting more into my blog and stuff I’ll come up with more goals for myself. Please tell me in the comments do you set New Years Resolutions? How long do you keep them for? Be sure to sign up on the right to keep up with the new posts, plus it tells me that you like them!

New Years Resolution