The POWER of NO!

Dear stylers,

I am currently sitting on my couch watching season 2, episode 4 of POWER. If you don’t know what that is, then i am currently a few seasons ahead of you. I decided to give this show a shot after so many people made it a point to tell me how much i was “missing out”. They were right, it IS a good show.

However, that’s not what this post is about at all. I was speaking to my sister today and i realized how much in “limbo” i am with life. This new relocation, finding a new job, starting a new company, managing my blog and youtube and most importantly school! Your girl has been busy! So much so that i have lived more in my car for the past 4 months than in my actual home. Today, my sister brought it to my attention how thin i have stretched myself and proceeded to tell me what i could have accomplished by now if i decided to stay put in my new home. She is RIGHT.

The word NO is a powerful thing. I have heard of the yes man as im sure you have too. That’s when you decide to say yes to everything asked of you as long as it doesn’t endanger the welfare of others or yourself. BUT. what about NO. What about people like me who say yes to everything? Going to all my friends events and being there for whomever i need to be there for. It’ll be nice to learn how to say NO every once in a while. There are so many events in the next two months that thinking about them actually gives me a bit of anxiety!

If i focused my energy on finding myself or working on my company for the past 4 months, i am sure something productive would have come out of it by now. I think it is time i exercise saying NO. NO thank you, i will not be able to attend. NO, unfortunately, i cannot go with you. NO, i cannot do that for you at this time. I know, it sounds selfish, but sometimes you need to be. I think I’ve had so much going on in my life that i felt like i welcomed the disrtactions but its time i simmer down.

It’s truly unfortunate that i have so many commitments before i go to Ghana, but i will be the new NO woman in town when i return. Mark my words!

Stylishly, Elle.

Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Palette

Hello Stylers!!

So excited to be back with you for another makeup review. But before we get into that, i wanted to let you all know that i am going back to San Juan this week! Yes, Again. But my bestfriend is getting married and wanted her bachelorette trip to be there as well. So her wish is my command! I really want to shoot a blog for you guys while im there and maybe a vacation lookbook? Let me know in the comments if thats something you want to see!

Here is the Youtube Link reviewing and using the palette! make sure you subscribe if you havent already!!

Lets get on with this review!

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10 GO-TO SUMMER LIPS

Dear Stylers,

Hi!! Sorry for no post last week. I figured that not all makeup looks deserve a full on blog post so i decided to skip last week. I am also dealing with so much when it comes to being stable in my new location and my life in general. I have been promising a life update and i hope that once this house project (i’ll explain in the life update), i will be more stable and be able to figure out how i want to navigate my life going forward.

But…. That’s not what you’re are here for today, are you? Lets get on to these lips.

You can Watch the Youtube Video on the lip swatches here!

Stylishly, Elle.

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Foundation Review

Dear Stylers,

We are back again with another foundation review! Also, you know its wednesday so head over to my youtube and watch me review this foundation and give you my initial reaction to it. Before we get into the review, i just want to say thank you to all my friends and family who have been here for me. I have been dealing with a lot lately and usually i would pull away from blogging or doing makeuo or any of the things that i love, but i realize that only gives more power to the devil and i am NOT here for it. In the video, you can tell i have so much texture on my skin due to all the stress but i will be handling it, not to worry! I was actually asked to do a skin care routine ( its been a while and a few things have changed) so this may be a perfect time to film one especially with my skin acting the way it is.

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