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Easiest & Best Way to Apply Fake Lashes

I use a different technique than most people when it comes to applying fake lashes. But it’s a technique that is great for beginners and for those of you that are tired of your lashes falling off. Watch my video to see just how I do it!

 

If you have any more questions, ask away!

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How I Lost 15 Pounds Without Hating My Life

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I could name a bajillion things I would rather do than diet and exercise. I don’t hate a lot of things, but I would almost say I hate those two things. I recently lost some weight and a lot of you have noticed and have been asking me what’s my “secret.” Well, it’ll no longer be a secret because I’m revealing it to you now! But sadly, there is no secret to how I lost weight. Just a few tips I learned along the way. My photos show that I am not some super fit, super model looking woman. So I can’t tell you how to get a six pack and get extremely toned when I’m not even at that level! But I can tell you how I lost a few pounds without hating my life.

The summer of 2013 I realized that I had some weight I had to loose so I had no choice but to diet and exercise. So I renewed my membership at the gym and stocked my kitchen filled with healthy food. That summer I lost one pound. One itty bitty pound. I almost lost all hope until I tried something new this summer. And lost 15 pounds. Here’s how I did it:

1) I don’t do anything that I don’t want to do. Last year, I would go to  the gym and use the treadmill and elliptical and the painful stairmaster. But I was bored out of my mind. Five minutes would pass and it would feel like half an hour! I would say to myself “I’m going to the gym for an hour today!” But it would never happen. After 30 minutes I would be so bored out of my mind that I would just leave. This summer, I knew I had to stay active to loose weight, but I made sure I enjoyed it! I started hiking, which has a way better view than anything you would see at the gym. I took dance classes which felt more like a party than a work out! And on the days that I absolutely did not want to work out, I went shopping! Walking around the mall for hours is exercise too 🙂 Since the weather has been nice, I  go to the biggest outdoor mall around me. Outdoor malls usually require more walking than indoor malls. I also just prefer being outdoors!

2) I don’t eat anything that I think is disgusting. I know that sounds bad but let me explain! Some healthy foods are just so bland. I’m sorry, but I’m not going to force myself to eat something that’s making me cringe. I tried that last year and I had to eat a whole box of See’s candy to get that bland taste out of my mouth, so there went my diet! I recently did some research online and looked for recipes that still had vegetables and were low fat, but still had some flavor to them. And if I’m still really craving a greasy pizza, I would eat a salad with it to make sure I don’t eat more than one slice! So I recommend everyone try different healthy recipes until you find a few that you actually want to eat. Because nothing is more discouraging than eating flavorless food. Nourishing yourself should be enjoyable!

3) Alcohol is the enemy! I am not much of a drinker, I probably will only have one glass of wine a week, sometimes a pina colada instead 🙂 But when I lived in San Francisco I lived near every popular bar and club and I was drinking a lot. That caused me to blow up like a balloon. I know people who drink a lot, and they are never loosing that five pounds they keep talking about. On top of that, alcohol makes you very hungry and I have seen people, including myself, devour a large pizza to themselves after a night of drinking. It’s not pretty.

About a month ago I ran into a friend I haven’t seen in almost two year. And she looked really good! I asked her what her secret was and she said she got rid of alcohol, that’s it! That made me realize that another reason why I feel and look better is because I no longer drink as much as well. Like I said, I still drink once in a while and I know a lot my friends love wine, especially since we live so close to the wine country! But limiting your drinks will make a huge impact.

My methods obviously won’t work for some people. Like I said, I’m not very knowledgeable in health and fitness. I am just sharing how I lost weight and I’m hoping it’ll help someone out there, even if it’s just one person. Leave me a comment if you have any other questions!

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There’s No Such Thing As A Fake Woman

This is me the other day, chillin’ in my front yard. The Leanzy you all know:
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 This is me right now, chillin’ in my room. The Leanzy you all know, just without any makeup. NONE AT ALL:

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Do I think I need makeup? No. But am I going to go get dinner without makeup on? No. Why is that? Because I like makeup. Plain and simple. I am a girly girl who likes to dress up, wear makeup, and have big hair. Society has changed a lot in what they define as “beautiful.” I am now considered a “fake woman.” You might hear that term be used a lot with Victoria’s Secret models, actresses, etc. Because here’s societies characteristics of a real woman: Little to no makeup, content with their body, doesn’t feel the need to dress up to impress people they don’t know, and would prefer to stay in than go out at night. Here’s societies characteristics of a fake woman: too much makeup, too skinny, dresses up for no reason, and would rather go out at night than stay in. But wait.. I wear a lot of makeup, I just lost 15 pounds, I dress up almost everyday and I do like going out occasionally.. Does that make me fake? Well, I’m touching my arm right now and it’s there. My dog is staring at me, begging for food, so obviously I exist. I’m real! Woohoo! And I’m sure that if you go to a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, you will realize that those models aren’t holograms, they’re all real women. So here’s what I think about Fake vs. Real Women:

1. I get so annoyed when I hear other women moan and groan about how long it must take me to get ready in the morning. Did you have to wake up an hour early this morning and put my makeup on for me? No. I did. So please tell me how this is affecting your life in any way? Exactly. It doesn’t.

2. You don’t need to be content with your body if you’re really not. The people writing articles about that are just lazy human beings. When I was a lot heavier, I was still completely confident with my body, I even wore two pieces to the beach! But that doesn’t mean I didn’t see the need for me to lose weight. So I started eating a little less and started going to the gym a little more. Viola! The weight went away and I will confess that I am a lot happier with my body now. Like I said, love your body! But if you feel the need to change, do it!

3.  You want to know what really picks my mood up? Wearing a brand new dress with some brand new heels. I’m sure 99.9% of women will agree with this. Don’t worry, that doesn’t make you or me shallow. We can’t help it if we like to look good! And it’s better to wear it than let it collect dust in your closet. So dress up if it makes you happy. And if you’re happier wearing sweats and a t-shirt, then go right on ahead!

4. Photoshop was not meant to be taken personally. When you see Lady Gaga in a Versace ad, it means Versace is trying to sell the purse she’s holding. And it’s hard for people to focus on the purse if she has a huge zit on her forehead. As someone who went to an art school, I realized that Photoshop is an art. And it is also a way certain people make a living. So banning it, like people say they want to do, might be too extreme. And to be honest, if I was on the front page of a magazine and I just ate a double cheeseburger beforehand, I would beg that they Photoshop my bloated stomach! It’s not like they’re Photoshopping paparazzi photos, that would be bad.

5. If you can’t admire another beautiful woman without feeling angry, you might be insecure. Every week I see a new article about women getting angry at models. As an ex-pageant girl I can tell you right now that you don’t get a body like that through starving yourself. You have to eat right and work out like it’s your job. Why did I quit pageants? Because I don’t like eating right all the time. Because even though I do it, I hate working out. I wasn’t motivated enough to double my workout schedule or get rid of all my carbs. But when I do see a beautiful, fit model, I don’t feel angry or jealous or upset. I applaud them for their hard work and dedication. And even if you wanted to look like them, that’s impossible, because no two women were built the same. So be the best that YOU can be. If you are truly happy with yourself, a model isn’t going to make you feel inferior.

What I’m basically trying to say is that if you are unhappy with your appearance, or your body, or anything else in life, don’t be afraid of change. And don’t judge the women who take extra time out of their day to make themselves happy and confident. There is no such thing as a fake woman. We are all living, human beings. We are real. Beautiful women are confident. And whoever they are on the inside isn’t going to change, no matter how much makeup they put on.

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Get Clear Skin ASAP!

I have suffered from psoriasis, eczema, severe acne, dry skin, oily skin, and sensitive skin. Because of that, I have learned A LOT about what it takes to clear my skin. I’m here to share some of my tips with you! My top tips are 1) Find the right medication for you 2) Cetaphil is you BFF 3) Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! 4) Choose your makeup carefully 5) Clean your makeup brushes every week and 6) Keep your hair out of your face. My video goes deeper into detail so please watch it! I’m sure at least one of these tips will work for you!

 

 

If you have any other questions, leave me a comment. I will answer them all!

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