Thursday, September 29, 2016

September roundup

A lot of interesting things have happened this month. It's officially fall, the leaves are changing, the skies are getting darker earlier, among other changes. One thing I can for sure say is that I have become obsessed with Snapchat. Everything is better with a deer filter.

I have a habit of asking my single and married friends what the best thing about their relationships or non relationships are. So far we've learned that my married friends feel like they missed out on tinder and want more spontaneity in their lives. As for me, still single, I have learned that smoothies and all things sticky seem to be popular date ideas. Be sure to follow me : StarrJoy1 for more on that.

With the change in weather, comes a change in skin. I shared my skincare routine with you guys and am completely obsessed with it! Changed my life for the better!

Stay tuned for next month. October! It's seriously the kickoff to the best part of the year. Everything is scary and Halloween related (I'm sure my future dates included). Blog soon!


Monday, September 26, 2016

The best thing that I did for my skin

I don't know about you, but I never had problematic skin until I was in my mid twenties. That's right, I was the girl in high school with glowing clear skin, not a stitch of makeup. As soon as I hit 23, problems started to arise. Blame it on late nights out at the bar, drinking and even later nights at Denny's. I would come home super late er early in the morning and go to bed WITHOUT washing my face. No bueno. I started breaking out like crazy. Not to mention going on and off birth control over the years. All of the extra hormones really jacked up my skin. Even now, at 32 I am still experiencing breakouts like a hormonal 14 year old boy going through puberty. The recent weather changes haven't helped anything either! I've tried it all, from proactive to fancy over the counter products. You name it, I did it. Nothing seemed to be helping. Finally I decided to go back to basics and take the all natural approach and I am sooooo glad that I did. I am happy to report ONE whole month without a single blemish. It's been amazing. I want to share my secret skincare routine with you. It will make your skin glow and your wallet thicker. My whole skincare routine costs under $30.00 The secret ingredients are: Grapeseed oil, witch hazel, and coconut oil.

Step one:
Wash your face with Grapeseed oil and a wash cloth or face scrubber. It gets rid of EVERYTHING. Even water proof mascara and thick eyeliner. I use LA Tourangelle.

Step two:
Tone with a cotton ball and a Few drops of witch hazel. It's refreshing, moisturizing, and smells soooo good. I use Thayers witch hazel aloe vera formula. It's alcohol free and has rose petal in it.

Step three: (which I was so hesitant to try)
Moisturize with Coconut oil. I was nervous about this because I have oily skin but it seriously helps neutralize my natural oils. It's hydrating and smells so delicious. It also helps my makeup go on smoother. A little bit goes a long way with this. I use Viva labs organic extra virgin coconut oil.

I do this both morning and night and have seen a world of a difference in my overall skin texture as well as huge reduction in redness and breakouts. It's been amazing. Don't believe me? You should try it! It will totally change your skin. I'd love to hear your experience. Feel free to comment below.


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Dating Diaries Tidbit: Are you feeling sticky?

Are you guys following me on Snapchat? You can catch all of the latest dating diaries tidbits by following me: StarrJoy1

Here's the latest in case you missed it!

A guy just text messaged me "Are you still sensitive? Are you feeling Sticky?"

I don't get it, is this something sexual that I should know about?!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Dating diaries tidbit: so smooth

So I was talking to this guy and he asked me out for a smoothie and I couldn't help but think...

That's new

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Dating diaries tidbit: What do you miss about being single?

So I asked John what he misses about being single..... and his answer might surprise you.

He missed out on Tinder. Unfortunately he doesn't realize that he didn't miss out on much!


Friday, September 9, 2016

dating diaries tidbit: What do you miss the most about being single?

After asking my friend John the best thing about being married... (see his response here ), I decided to ask his wife, Sara what she misses the most about being single....

As you could see, she had a hard time answering me in a timely manner...

Her husband was just thrilled with her final answer :)


Thursday, September 8, 2016

dating diaries tidbit:

I asked my married friend John what the best thing about being married is.... and he told me...

Good to know I'm not missing out on anything :)