Lately it’s been a bit of a struggle for me. I’ve been dealing with a lot on my mind and being pulled in different directions. If you follow me on snapchat, Instagram, twitter, or ready my blogs, you might know a little about what has been going on. Usually when things get tough, the universe likes to test you by adding as much as possible for you to overcome. I like to think of it as a test of strength. While I can get down and upset, I try to focus on the small moments of joy and pleasure during the hard times. Honestly, I’ve been sitting on the floor of my bedroom playing with makeup a lot the last few weeks, not for a specific post or anything, just wanted to play. With challenges, the universe also has a way of blessing us with more than we ever imagined.
The last week has been a little insane in the most amazing ways. I first found out that I made it to the 2nd round of the It Cosmetics, It Girl Competition for 2015. To be a part of such a wonderful opportunity and to be recognized by my peers, viewers, and a brand that I’ve admired for years is beyond words. You can watch my unboxing video here, where I get a bit emotional and try to express how much this all means to me.
My original entry video that my mom encouraged me to submit is available to watch here. Make sure subscribe to my channel and come back on July 17th to watch my final entry video. You can support me by giving the video a like and sharing the video on social media with #VoteItGirl. I’d love to be one of the 3 grand prize winners to represent you!
As if all this wasn’t wonderful enough, I found out a few days ago that I ALSO made it to round 2 of the Pacifica Muse Contests! What is life?! Seriously! You can watch my entry video for Pacifica here. Voting for Pacifica Muse round 2 begins August 1st!
Pacifica is an amazing vegan brand that I’ve loved for awhile now. I first discovered them because of the yummy blood orange body butter. The eyeshadows became a quick favorite of mine soon after with the coconut water infusion. This is a great quality brand that cares about the world.
I really cannot believe that I am apart of two very important competitions. Mostly, because I had my doubts and felt very stressed about producing so much extra content. My mom kept encouraging me and pushed me to just do it. I don’t think my mom realizes how much time it takes to film, edit, upload, and maintain my channel on top of which trying to not neglect my blog. In some ways it’s a good thing because she never allows me to be too busy or stressed to take on more. In her mind if it’s on the list you get it done.
I’m so truly grateful for every single subscriber, reader, viewers, friend, and family in my life. The past month I’ve realized how fragile life really is and how little time we have on this earth. I want to see and experience so much of the world still. Life is beautiful, even in the most dark times. We have to try and stay positive and enjoy what we have now and sometimes life likes to throw you some surprises, good and bad. I say bring it on.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the love and support you all have shown me, especially lately. Through all that has been going on, I’m realizing how wonderful of a community we have built together.
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