Lifestyle

My Lifestyle Goals| 2018

My Lifestyle Goals| 2018

Like my Blogging year, my life in general suffered in 2017. Last year was like a perpetual fall into the abyss in terms of health, so I really didn’t enjoy those 365 days because I was hurting all year. Juggling between medical appointments and exams, trying medications like a guinea pig and without any results, it took a toll on my happiness, my motivation & my usual drive. Frankly, I need to reconnect with the things I used to passionate about, so much so that lots of changes need to happen in 2018.

Health

Being healthy again is my #1 priority. I will need to change a lot of things after my operation mostly to control my weight and to alleviate my feet problems (plantar fasciitis). I also need to start a proper workout regimen to help my insomnia. Fortunately if there are no complication, the endometriosis + fibroids & permanent bloating should be a thing of the past at the end of January and I will now be able to focus on getting back in shape. I need to prioritize my health and doing so, why not start blogging about it? I may help someone along the way…

Travel

After such a lousy year, it made me want to live my life to the fullest. I really want to travel even if it just means discovering new places within my own province. BeardMan and I share a dream about creating something, a reference guide about all our hiking experiences across Quebec and New England area. When we look on the web, we always see the classic hikes but we have so many interesting regions to share, with different landscapes and climate, wonderful wild Provincial and National Parks, it needs to be recorded somewhere… Corsica, Hawaii, Walt Disney World again in 2019 & a road trip from California to Nevada are already planned for the coming years, and some smaller venues to visit in-between. In 2018, I want to discover my own back yard, specifically the wonderful Province of Quebec.

Cook More & Share my Best Vegetarian Dishes

I’ve never been a good cook (maybe it’s one of the reasons that BeardMan has now a small belly), but the foodie inside me wants to learn new easy recipes, experiment, and share them. I absolutely adore these 5 ingredients, basic recipes that are good for you and good for the soul. My desire is secretly to make BeardMan enjoy my lifestyle! He likes and craves meat but I would really like to have a positive impact on his life too.

The pleasure of being healthy and contented is also to have someone to share our passions and happiness. Changes in my life will surely positively impact my boyfriend. The last year was also hard on him; he’s standing tall, undaunted through all my hardships, sorrows and mood swings while he still has to manage his career, his own challenges and heartaches. Regaining control of my life will undoubtedly make his life easier ❤️

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Transitioning to Cruelty-Free Makeup & Skincare|Curly Spring Blossom

Transitioning to Cruelty-Free Makeup & Skincare|Curly Spring Blossom

Like stated in my title, I’ve decided to only BUY Cruelty-Free beauty products, unless I can’t find a great CF replacement for a certain category. My goal is not to become a  propaganda blog and show you pictures of what’s going in these testing labs or advocate my personal decision to make this transition! I only want to write about my best discoveries and share them with you.

Why going Cruelty-Free?

Why not!?! Men walked on the moon, we discovered cures for innumerable diseases, we are finding new ways to do things better and faster, we are more aware and concerned about the environment, and large brands still test on animals 🤔?!? I don’t believe that in 2017 there should be any more animal testing; it’s barbaric, cruel and TOTALLY unnecessary. Test on me instead, please!

Which brand will I miss the most?

Makeup wise, I will be crying my eyes out when I’ll pan out my last MAC Paint Pots and my Fix Plus, or all my Make Up For Ever eyeshadows, but other then those, it’s been a breeze. The most challenging part will be skincare and perfumes since half of my favorites are brands that do test on animals.

Did I throw away all my none Cruelty-Free products?

Of course not, it would be stupid to do so and the last I checked, I haven’t found a money tree in my backyard. They’re still great products and some will probably even end up in my empties or favorite products’ posts regardless of my CF passage. Like I previously said, I’m not someone who is rigid in life in general, so I feel alright using my old products, enjoy them and still review them!

Will my blog suffer?

Let’s focus on the positives: with this transition, I’ll give some well-deserved exposure and free press to smaller brands with exceptional products. I’ll also try my best to let you discover some great CF alternatives in the makeup marketplace, if you’re thinking of making the move too. I’ll probably loose some readers but I’ll also gain a few and, honestly, I like to think that views and followers are not the most important aspect of my blogging.

Is it hard or easy?

Ridiculously easy! In fact, I found a ton of new products that I absolutely love. Great Cruelty-Free makeup items are easy to find and surprisingly, I noticed that 75% of my Holy Grail makeup products were already CF! My quest to find replacements for the other 25% fosters an amusing opportunity to get out of my comfort zone! So far, the only products that I can’t seem to find good CF substitutes are eye primers, perfumes & setting sprays. And seriously, it’s been a fun adventure to discover new brands, new products and frankly it’s way easier than I thought. The process is refreshing: after 3 years of blogging, I wanted a new direction and to be excited again about the beauty industry. This move gave me purpose…

 

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Lifestyle

15 Motivational & Inspirational Quotes

15 Motivational & Inspirational Quotes

I don’t know about you but inspirational QUOTES always resonate with me. I write one on a daily basis in my agenda. Studies have shown that reading motivational and inspiring quotes on a daily basis can boost a person’s motivation, and help them to take action towards what they wantHere are 15 that I keep reading/writing over and over …

10 Motivational & Inspirational Quotes

10 Motivational & Inspirational Quotes

15 Motivational & Inspirational Quotes

15 Motivational & Inspirational Quotes

15 Motivational & Inspirational Quotes

15 Motivational & Inspirational Quotes

15 Motivational & Inspirational Quotes

15 Motivational & Inspirational Quotes

15 Motivational & Inspirational Quotes

15 Motivational & Inspirational Quotes

15 Motivational & Inspirational Quotes

15 Motivational & Inspirational Quotes

15 Motivational & Inspirational Quotes

15 Motivational & Inspirational Quotes

15 Motivational & Inspirational Quotes

 

 

 

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