Alaffia lotion and deodorant review *Fist bump*

Hey lovelies, how are y’all doing on this fine day? I’m doing pretty well! I hope you guys are doing great!

Today I am back with my first real review! I wrote a letter to Alaffia asking if they had anything that they could send me to review on my blog and one day, when I was sick and laying on the couch, my dad got home from the post office and I had got a package! At first, I didn’t know who the box was from but once opening it, I remembered that I had written to them a month or so ago! I was so very pleased and thankful to get a box from them and I couldn’t wait to review the products they sent to me!

Check out their website: here

***These products were sent to me for free to honestly review and I am not receiving any money for reviewing them

Everything I received!

They sent me a HUGEEEE thing of lotion, a stick of deodorant, a card, pin, temporary tattoos and a charm! I was so excited to receive this in the mail and I was honestly amazed by how much they sent me 🙂

Let’s start off with the lotion! At first, I wasn’t planning on using it as I’m not a big lotion user and I was going to have my sister review it but I decided that since they sent it to me, I would review it 😉 My mom and sister also gave their thoughts so I’ll mention those. My overall rating: 7/10 My thoughts: At first I was a little thrown off by the scent because the scent is passion fruit and to me, it smells like some vitamins that I took as a kid. My mom smelled it though and she said that she thought it smelled like passion fruit. My thoughts on the actual lotion are pretty good, the lotion is a little water-y feeling but once you rub it in, the water-y feeling goes away. I have a really dry face so I rubbed this lotion on it everyday for about a week or so and my face stopped being so dry. My sister used the lotion for a week and she thought that it worked well for hydrating her hands. My mom also used the lotion once when her hands were extremely chapped and she thought that it worked really well. The ingredients are also really good and natural, so that was pleasing to hear because natural is always good!

The deodorant sadly didn’t work for me, but a lot of natural deodorants don’t. So I don’t have much to say about this. Let me know if you’ve ever tried this deodorant and how it worked for you?!

Last but not least, I wanted to point out that Alaffia funds/donates/supports a lot of awesome things, and they have some awesome products that you should definitely try out! A big thanks to Alaffia for sending me some products to review, I am super thankful!

And that is all for this post! Have you ever tried any Alafia products? Did you like them? How did your week go? Talk to me in the comments, I’d love to hear from you! Thanks for reading! ❤️

xx, Jasmin

Awesome blogger award x2: ft. my sister *hugs each other then grimaces*

Hey guys!!! How are you? I’m good. Hope you all are well with all this COVID-19 stuff going around! Anyways, I was nominated for the awesome blogger award by Ainsley and Eliana (who are literally the sweetest everrrr) so go check out their blogs! They do amazing posts about a wide range of things and I love their blogs!

I was thinking about this tag and I figured reading tags might be kind of boring for you guys, I don’t know? So I figured I would invite my sister, Aubrey, to be featured in this award! Round of applause for her bc she’s cool! *applause* ok… let’s get on to the questions!

Oh! One more thing, I almost forgot the rules xD

The rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Tag the post with the #awesomebloggeraward.
  3. Answer the questions you where asked.
  4. Nominate at lest 5 bloggers and inform them of there nomination.

Ainsley’s question’s:

Sunrises or Sunsets?

my answer: I would say sunsets, although I really love them both. Lately I’ve been really appreciating the sunsets lately and I like how you don’t have to wake up super early to see them and how they’re always different! I say a quote once about how when an artist dies, God let’s them paint the sunset and honestly if that’s true, that’s amazing ❤️ also then, I can’t wait to die and paint the sunset xD

Aubrey’s answer: Probably sunrises. Because I feel like they’re more colorful and I don’t see them all the time. Also because the sun is rising so its bringing a new day ya know?!?

What do you do when your bored?

expectations= I do something with my life and do something productive Reality= I go on my phone and look for something productive to do. Hahaha most of the time when I’m bored, I’ll either read, journal, blog or write letters!

Aubrey’s answer: live life? I don’t know. Ive been trying to do softball and horses or piano? Maybe draw or read a book? I don’t know?!

What’s your favorite band/artist?

my answer: Tough oneeee. I really like Hillsong and Bethel right now but honestly my music taste is all over the place 😂 yeah I can’t pick just one artist….

Aubrey’s answer: Ummmmmmmmm I’m so un-updated. I have no idea actually. Like no idea. I don’t know. Ughhhhhhh. SO THATS MY ANSWER.

Winter or Summer?

my answer: Summer. I like the vibes. And the sun. And the water. But winter is honestly really fun too. I like the snow. And the warm fires and cozy drinks. So yeahhhh

Aubrey’s answer: Um probably summer. The sun is nice and people are sick less and you don’t have school and you can hang out with friends and you can just live life more than you can in winter.

Have you ever gone out of the country?

my answer: sadly, no. I want to travel a ton when I’m older but as of now, I haven’t left the country. I have left my home state though so that’s something, right?!?


Aubrey’s answer: *sigh* no.

What’s you favorite sport?

my answer: Softball. It’s the only sport I’ve ever really played but I love it! Gymnastics, swimming, horseback riding, and volleyball are really fun too! That’s the extent of sports I’ve tried. xD

Aubreys answer: Probably softball. I’ve always wanted to play soccer but I haven’t because softball is the only sport I can play soooo my dreams never can come trueeee.

Biggest pet peeve?

my answer: The scraping of silverware against glass DRIVES ME CRAZY. People that I know always do it just to annoy me and it drives me crazyyyyy. Also imagine putting a fork in your mouth, biting down and slowly pulling the fork out of your mouth *cringes* ewwww I just can’t. That sounds horrible, right?!?

Aubrey’s answer: One of my biggest is when you touch something like a piece of glass and it scrapes it. Like when you grab a glass from the dishwasher and your nails scrape it, it just feels so gross.

Do you like Mac n Cheese with BBQ? *it’s amazing!*

My answer: I’ve never tried it but it doesn’t sound like the worst thing ever? I’m not a huge Mac n cheese fan, or a huge bbq sauce fan so I can’t probably judge it appropriately but it doesn’t sound bad! Has anyone ever tried ranch with grilled cheese? It is literally the bomb.Com! It’s SO good!

Aubrey’s answer: No. I’ve never tried it but I like to stick to more traditional stuff. food.

What’s your favorite art medium?

My answer: I like watercolor! I mess up a lot when I create art and with watercolor I feel like you can mess up and it’ll just look artsy?! xD so yeah my dudes!

Aubrey’s answer: Probably colored pencils or just a pencil. I feel like with pencils you can erase but you cant really with paint.

Can you name one new thing you’ll try while stuck in the house?

My answer: hmmm…well, I am learning to drive! My Dad has an old work van and I’ve been practicing driving it around and backing up so when I go in for my drive test, I can ace it! Woo! xD

Aubrey’s answer: I’ll try to get my room clean? Minamalize? Nothing super big, ummm maybe I will bake something? Nothing big.

And now onto Eliana’s questions!

*Aubrey didn’t do this one because she was busy and I wanted to get this post up 🙂

What is your favorite Bible verse?

My answer: I really like 1 Corinthians 13:1-3!

13 If I speak in the languages of humans and angels but have no love, I have become a reverberating gong or a clashing cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can understand all secrets and every form of knowledge, and if I have absolute faith so as to move mountains but have no love, I am nothing. Even if I give away everything that I have and sacrifice myself,[a] but have no love, I gain nothing.

If you could go anywhere where would it be?

I don’t even know honestly. I want to travel everywhere when I’m older but right now I’ve been “craving” or wanting (xD) to go to Arizona or Hawaii? They both sound really fun and their so pretty!

How many siblings do you have?

I have 4 siblings, with a 5th on the way! My mom is having a baby boy and she’s due in the end of May!

What is your favorite food?

Well, right now, I’m gluten free so I’m kind of craving gluten. But my favorite overall food is Pizza and French fries! And French toast. And sausage. and burgers. I like food a lot though xD

What is your least favorite color?

My favorite is Blueeee 💙 I love all shades of blue :))

edited to say: Ahaha my least favorite color is probably *thinks for a million years* Idk. I like all colors really!

What is your favorite subject in school?

I have been really enjoying drama this year, we’re reading Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and I thought I would hate it, but its fun! I’m in a class with 3 boys at my co-op and they all read the Shakespeare in accents so thats cool!

City or country?

Countrryyyy. I like small towns and towns. City’s are overwhelming but they can be fun in small doses 🙂

Do you have pets? If so what are they?

Yep! I live on a farm so we have pigs, cows, dogs, chickens, and cats. I was thinking about doing a post about our animals sometime, would you guys like that?

This is Finn, my favorite 😉 ❤️

What do you want to do after you finish school?

Hopefully continue (I want to get a job soon) working at a good job, travel, and enjoy life. I don’t want to go to college but I don’t know where God will lead me yet, so we’ll see!

Do you wear your hair up or down most of the time? 

I wear my hair up 90% of the time. I have super thick hair and it usually drives me crazy when its down so usually its in a ponytail or bun! I have started wearing it down more often though…

And that’s all for this award!!

Some wonderful bloggers who deserve this award so I will nominate them:

Elsie

Diamond

Ceres

Aditi

Grace

And YOU!

As always, if you don’t want to do this award, no worries, no pressure! If u do want to do it though, let me know in the comments when your post is up and I’ll check it out!

My questions:

  • If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  •  Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?
  •  Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?
  •  In the evening, would you rather play a game, visit a relative, watch a movie, or read?
  • Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?
  • Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?
  • On a scale of 1-10 how funny would you say you are?
  • Who knows you the best?
  • Your worst pet peeve?
  • Do you have a catchphrase you say often? If so, what is it?

And that’s all for questions!

Thank you guys so much for reading and a special thank you to Ainsley and Eliana for nominating me! I appreciate it so much!

xx, Jasmin

2020 room tour. *dances into my room*

Hey y’all. How’s life? I’m doing good 🙂

Today I cleaned my room so I figured I could do a room tour! We moved into our current house about 2 years ago I think and I got my own room for the first time! I really like having my own space and I really like the cozy vibes of my room. I spend a lot of time in my room, but I like the space. I’m thinking about redoing my room next year but my parents said I have to pay for it so I need to get a job and start saving xD

any who, let’s get onto the actual post!

*please forgive me for the not-so-great lighting, these winter days are quite dreary and gray so I don’t have a lot of natural light, but SPRING IS ALMOST HERE!!! Ok, fine, not exactly but its decently close!

Okay, we’ll start with my favorite part of my room: MY BED <<333333 I spend a lot of time in bed, I like to do school in bed, and read in bed, and journal on my bed, and yeah I like my bed 😀 I got the throw blanket on the end for Christmas from my mom and dad and I LOVE it. It’s so soft and I love the geometric design on it! I also really like the goodnight gorgeous pillow, it says good morning gorgeous on one side and the other side says good night gorgeous so thats cool!

This is my chair. I don’t know how to elaborate on that 😂 To the left of my chair is the door where you enter my room, I forgot to take a picture from that view so WHOOPS. Under my chair is a horse blanket that I’ve had since I was like 8 and until Christmas of 2019, I still slept with it. Then my parents got me the new blanket shown in the picture above and so I folded the horse one up and stuck it there. I don’t quite know what I’m going to do with it yet, I’m not ready to get rid of it xD

I also have my guitar (which I still need to learn to play) and then a little storage container thing where I keep my purse!

My aunt is an amazing painter and when we moved into our new house she sent this AMAZING picture to my sister and I! My aunt ( you can view her Etsy shop here.) paints abstract paintings ( I used to call them nonsense paintings bc they didn’t make sense xD) so painting horses was harder for her but I think it’s great!! I really love the colors and the horses were made to look like our horses so thats cool!

To the right of my chair I have my nightstand which is actually just an old crate tipped upside down xD On it I have my lamp, a house phone, a ring holder and some little bird figurines. I also have my Bible, a book where I write my favorite quotes, and my bullet journal.

Another picture of my nightstand, from above this time 😉

My bed <333333 again bc why not xD. I have a down comforter ( I’m pretty sure anyways ;)) and it is sooo nice.

Above my bed, I have a dream catcher my mom and I made! I think the dream catcher is so cute and it was actually really easy to make! It was kind of speedy tho, The ribbons and lace that hang from it were not cheap. Next to the dreamcatcher, I have a shelf with an air plant, fairy lights, a dish thats shaped like a leaf and then a quote book and a Bible. Continiueing on, next to my shelf, I have a light up sign that says Hello. And that is all for those two sides of my room! Next to my bed I have a window but I did not get a picture of that so welp.

Across the room from my bed I have a woven basket type thing were I keep extra pillows and blankets. I also have my stuffed animals sat on top of it and then there is a full length mirror behind it. The full length mirror is definitely one of my favorite things in my room, it’s the best for seeing an outfit, and looking at my pimples, and all the normal things u use mirrors for xD

Next, there is a door into my walk in closet, probably the favorite thing in my room! My dad made me some built in bookshelves and so I have all my books stored there, as you can probably tell, I like reading 😉

Continuing on into my closet: I have my clothes, some are hung up and some are in drawers and then I have other things tucked away mostly in boxes and such!

On the right side of my closet I have a rod to hang clothes and a while ago I tried to color coordinate my hanging clothes but as you can see, that idea has gone mainly down the drain. I’m doing good if I even hang the clothes up now ;))))

On the left side of my closet, I recently painted the wall with chalk board paint and now I can write on it with chalk! It’s really cool but it also sucks because the chalk leaves a lot of dust and then my closet needs vacuumed like 24/7 🤦🏼‍♀️

But I just wrote ” you look great” bc I need to work on self confidence more 🙂

And, on the last wall of my room, I have a desk. I keep all my journaling and letter writing supplies in the drawers and I also have a candle drawer, makeup drawer, and tea drawer. Cool stuff tho. On top of the desk I have a bunch of succulents that I got from the company mountain crest garden, go check them out, they’re awesome! On one side of my mirror I have a bunch of polaroids and on the other side is a dry erase board that I write quotes on!

A better picture of the succulents and also, MY NEWEST POETRY BOOK!!!! Its called ” all along you were blooming” and its a collection of poetry by Morgan Harper Nichols and the whole book is so so SO gorgeous. I might do a blog post about it once I get around to reading some of the poetry xD

Ft. my closet door and the majority of the wall!! I have Christmas lights hung around my room and I absolutely love them! My actual light bulb has a yellow thing around it so the light is yellow and I don’t like the yellow light so I usually just use the natural light and my Christmas lights 😀

And last but not least, I have my earring and necklace holders! I’m getting quite the collection of necklaces and earrings and I’m quite happy about that 😊

And that is all for today! Hope you enjoyed! How is ur week going? Do you have ur own bedroom or do u share? What’s ur favorite color?

Thank you tons for reading this post and I hope you have a wonderful week 💕

xx, Jasmin

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