Grocery Haul

Hi guys! I completely forgot to film what I bought when I went grocery shopping but I’ll condense everything into a list:

  • Blueberries: they’re in season right now! They’re full of antioxidants which is good not only for your skin but your body as well. I got a strawberry box size for only 3 bucks!! Can you believe it!?
  • Soymilk: I bought this at Wal-Mart instead at Ralph’s, so I couldn’t get my usual almond milk. But it’s fine! Next time. I don’t like drinking regular cow’s milk.
  • Red & Yellow Bell Pepper: These aren’t that bad tasting, really! I can eat them raw or cooked. Full of Vitamin C which is good for both your body and skin. :)
  • Spinach & Kale: Kale is a superfood and super cheap, I got one bunch for only 99cents!!! They’re both full of Vitamin A and dark greens are important to have in your diet for your digestive system.
  • Soy nuts: If you don’t eat meat, nuts are a good way to get your protein! 
  • Chobani Greek Yogurt: They were on sale 10 for 10, so I had to get in on this deal. These have a good amount of protein for snacking or a small lunch. 

It’s important to get the right amount of protein your body needs so you’re full and you’re full for a long time. This helps in not eating a bunch of random foods to get full. Random foods as in junk foods, candy, going out to eat, etc! The more you know what’s in your food, the better! 

For breakfast, I’m eating a Chobani Greek Yogurt, a cup of blueberries, one cup of Soymilk, and a prepped meal. I know prepped meals may sound boring and (sometimes, taste boring) but in the end, my body feels healthy and my skin is goooood!

Have a great day everyone! 

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audreyinthesun said: What does acne on my cheek bones mean? And its not from make up because I only use concealer

http://thebeautygypsy.com/what-is-your-acne-telling-you/

This blog post helped me a lot and I hope it helps you as well!

Anonymous said: But how do I know if it's hormonal or not??! x

Before your period starts, do you break out a lot? Do you have a lot of chin acne and acne on your jawline? 

Anonymous said: My acne is really bad, worse than ever atm. Would you recommend going on 'the pill'? I'm not sexually active, I'm a Virgin But I heard it's really good to get rid of acne. What do you suggest to do?

If your acne is due to hormonal reasons, then it would help! For me, my acne wasn’t due to an imbalance in my hormones so when I got on the pill, my hormones changed which resulted in acne. Some people suffer for three months of acne and then it settles down, but I didn’t want to suffer through three months of acne so I went off it. 

It just really depends! No one can tell besides you and your doctor. I mean, you can try it out and see but I’m personally too much of a hippie to mess with my body like that, lol.

I filmed another video! My next video will be about skin supplements and vitamins for clear skin. I’m planning to do a grocery haul video on what to eat to fight acne and to have healthy skin! Stay tuned! :)

ikkaylove said: can a guy still be in love with a girl even with acne and im talking like body and face acne. like do guys even find that attractive or do they prefer girls like on tv with clear skin and makeup which im totally jealous of. having acne sucks big time. my worst fear is falling in love then getting cheated on with someone 100x prettier than me :(

Hey girl! I made a video response and I’m kind of (actually, very) all over the place but I hope this video answers your questions and more! :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnZOtOLoZbA

Anonymous said: hi! your blog is really informative thanks so much! *sorry if you already answered this question* I get lots of acne on my forehead and hairline! It is so obvious when you cover it with makeup (like giant flesh colored bumps). I cleanse, tone and moisturize and (spot treat night) my face RELIGIOUSLY every morning and night, legit every. single. time. I have stopped using all hair products, and wear (clean) headbands as much as possible to keep hair away! Any tips?? PLEASE HELP

Sometimes where we break out on our face says a lot about our body and our eating habits. Do you eat unhealthy foods that are fatty, oily, and the like? Also, it could be the shampoo or conditioner you’re using? 

http://thebeautygypsy.com/what-is-your-acne-telling-you/

Acne doesn’t start in one day nor does it go away in one day. It takes time for a pimple to come through so it will take a while for the pimple to go away. Come back to me in a few months if your acne hasn’t cleared up and we can try to figure it out once more!

My first video on YouTube is up! 

I basically explain my summer skincare routine and how I keep my oily skin matte. Comments and critique welcomed! I’m still a newbie! LOL

Anonymous said: Oooh, a summer skincare routine is a really good idea. What about adding something about food? I mean, which fruit would be good for the skin and also really fitting for the season, stuff like that.

I think I’ll do a grocery haul video! 

Anonymous said: I think videos talking about how to make the skin less greasy, I hate summer so much haha. I hate having red spot-like scars and my face completely oily.

Definitely a good idea! Thanks! I was actually thinking of making a summer skincare routine!

Hi guys! Since I have more time during the summer, I think I’d like to start making YouTube videos. Send me a message or reply and let me know what kind of video you’d like to see? :)

Anonymous said: hi :) recently i scratched a pimple that i don't think was ready yet :( it had caused a big, painful, seemingly under-the-skin swelling! i really need it to be gone within two days how can i get rid of it

Hello! So, you popped a pimple and now, it’s ruining your life? Haha, I understand! Try Queen Helene’s Mint Julep Masque, it’ll help the redness go down. If you don’t want to buy anything, try out some toothpaste! Stick some of that on the pimple and let it slowly die down. If you’re bold, wear the toothpaste on your face during the day and night!

Health, Happiness, & You

Hello everyone! I wanted to blog about something that I feel like I have to share with all of you. We all come from different walks of life and we all live different lives. But there are some things I really want to stress that everyone should be thinking about! You’ve followed my blog because you share the same thing as me: acne

But what I want to share with you today isn’t necessarily the cure to acne but I will share tips with you that will help your skin, with me as your living proof.

Being healthy is more than just eating fruits and vegetables and going to the gym. It’s more about you and how you treat your body in every way possible.

Here are some things that I feel like everyone should follow. It’s more of the non-Conventional medicine type of tips. :)

1. You are what you eat. So therefore, your skin shows what you’ve been eating. Ever notice being in a food coma after you eat out at that buffet or getting 20 chicken nuggets at McDonald’s? It’s not good despite how good the sleep feels afterwards. After a month of eating healthy (and NOT taking my skin pills), I find that I wake up better, feel better during the day, crave less of the junk food, and my skin improved! My hair grew more and my nails grew faster and are stronger. I feel like a new woman, inside and out. It’s better to eat healthier than to rely on supplements to do all the work for us. :) I’ll write up a post about what I ate during my healthy month soon!

2. Your body is your biggest investment. What’s the better choice? That high paying job that will help pay your medical bills or not having to pay medical bills at all? If you’re thinking what I’m thinking, it’s the second choice. Of course, I’m not saying you can’t have both (a good job and a good body) but what I’m trying to say is that your body is something you should cherish the most. In the end, our skeletons in our graves are all the same. No one can tell you apart from another body of bones.

3. You are what you think. Ever notice that if you wake up feeling terrible, you just think more about your negative emotions and the day just seems to be bad all the way through? Stop that. Don’t think that way and don’t be that way. Tell yourself that you are beautiful, each day will be a good one and you will conquer them. Carpe diem! Also, what you think of yourself is the most powerful energy ever. Seriously. If you hate yourself and always find flaws, you will never be happy. Just as you continue to gossip about other people (with other people), you guys will never be happy for them. Why does a celebrity’s marriage or outfit matter? It doesn’t and it shouldn’t. You are the most important person in your life. Love yourself first and always.

4. The world won’t change, only the way you see it. Change your perspective and your whole world will change. The world isn’t perfect but you aren’t either. Help make the world a better place and the first thing to do is with yourself. Look in the mirror and ask what you can do to leave the world in a better place than when you first came into it. It doesn’t have to be big. You don’t have to find the cure to cancer or donate a million dollars to a charity. Sometimes, the littlest things mean the most. Do things because you genuinely want to, not because you want some good karma back. Treat your unemployed friend to lunch. Write your professor a thank-you note because you’ve wholeheartedly loved their class, not because you want an A. Volunteer and don’t half-ass your help just because you’re helping for free. Compliment a stranger and really mean it. Treat everyone like it’s their last day on Earth. Small things make the biggest impact.

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer but remember, always wear sunscreen! :-) If you’re still in school, good luck on finals and push through! But don’t forget to wash your face at night! Haha

Anonymous said: Hey! So I'm 13, and about three months ago I started getting pimple after pimple on my chin. It really poked a hole in a my self confidence since so many girls in my grade have near perfect skin. So I started washing my face twice a day and it has helped, but now I'm stuck with red scars. Do you have any tips of how to get rid of these? And if I just keep washing will they go away eventually? Thanks :)

Hello! Many girls your age have clear skin because they either haven’t hit puberty or they’re lucky to have good genetics. Sometimes some people get acne before others do. It’s weird. 

Anyway, you are young so acne will be an inevitable issue but kudos for you to start a skincare routine! Prevention is better than cure.

Also note that pimples on your chin area, especially if you’re female, are due to hormonal changes (dun dun dun, puberty!!). 

Use a gentle cleanser, one without any acne fighting ingredients, use a toner to help keep down your oils, and moisturizer. Get an acne cream for spot treatment. And above all, wear sunscreen! It’ll help a lot.

Good luck! Let me know if you need more help.

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