Practice Self-Love

Hey you! Did you know that you are very special? There is no other person in this world like you. You deserve to be loved not only by those around you but by the most important person in your life — YOU. Practicing self-love can be challenging for many of us, especially in times when we face serious challenges. It’s not about being self-absorbed or narcissistic, it’s about getting in touch with ourselves, our well-being and our happiness. We practice self-love so we can push through our limiting beliefs and live a life that truly shines.

So do yourself a favor, take a deep breath, give yourself a little hug and start practicing the following:

  1. Start each day by telling yourself something really positive. How well you handled a situation, how lovely you look today. Anything that will make you smile.
  2. Fill your body with food and drink that nourishes it and makes it thrive.
  3. Move that gorgeous body of yours every single day and learn to love the skin you’re in. You can’t hate your way into loving yourself.
  4. Don’t believe everything you think. There is an inner critic inside of us trying to keep us small and safe. The downside is this also stops us from living a full life.
  5. Surround yourself with people who love and encourage you. Let them remind you just how amazing you are.
  6. Stop the comparisons. There is no one on this planet like you, so you cannot fairly compare yourself to someone else. The only person you should compare yourself to is you.
  7. End all toxic relationships. Seriously. Anyone who makes you feel anything less than amazing doesn’t deserve to be a part of your life.
  8. Celebrate your wins no matter how big or small. Pat yourself on the back and be proud of what you have achieved.
  9. Step outside of your comfort zone and try something new. It’s incredible the feeling we get when we realize we have achieved something we didn’t know or think we could do before.
  10. Embrace and love the things that make you different. This is what makes you special.
  11. Realize that beauty cannot be defined. It is what you see it as. Don’t let any of those Photo-shopped magazines make you feel like your body isn’t perfect. Even those models don’t look like that in real life.
  12. Take time out to calm your mind every day. Breathe in and out, clear your mind of your thoughts and just be.
  13. Follow your passion. You know that thing that gets you so excited but scares you at the same time. The thing you really want to do but have convinced yourself it won’t work. You should go do that!
  14. Be patient but persistent. Self-love is ever evolving. It’s something that needs to be practiced daily but can take a lifetime to master. So be kind and support yourself through the hard times.
  15. Be mindful of what you think, feel and want. Live your life in ways that truly reflect this.
  16. Treat others with love and respect. It makes us feel better about ourselves when we treat others the way we hope to be treated. That doesn’t mean everybody will always repay the favor, but that’s their problem not yours.
  17. Find something to be grateful for every day. It’s inevitable that you are going to have your down days. This is fine and very human of you. It’s especially important on these days to find at least one thing you are grateful for as it helps to shift your mind and energy around what’s going on.
  18. Reach out to family, friends, healers, whomever you need to help you through the tough times. You are not expected to go through them alone.
  19. Learn to say NO! Saying no sometimes doesn’t make you a bad person, it makes you a smart person.
  20. Forgive yourself. You know that thing you did one time (or maybe a few times) that made you feel bad, embarrassed, ashamed? It’s time to let that go. You can’t change the things you have done in the past but you can control your future. Look at it as a learning experience and believe in your ability to change.
  21. Write it down. Head swimming with so many thoughts it’s giving you a headache? Write them all down on a piece of paper, no matter how crazy, mean, sad, or terrifying they are. Keep it in a journal, tear it up, burn it, whatever you need to do to let it go.
  22. Turn off and inwards. Grab a cup of your favorite tea, coffee, wine, whatever your choice of drink, and sit down for a few minutes on your own. No TV or distractions, just you. Think about the wonderful things that are happening in your life right now, what your big dreams are and how you can make them happen.
  23. Give up the need for approval from others. “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” — Dita Von Teese
  24. Be realistic. There is no person on this earth that is happy every single moment of every single day. You know why? Because we are all human. We make mistakes, we feel emotions (good and bad) and this is OK. Allow yourself to be human.
  25. Get creative and express yourself in whatever way you like. Painting, writing, sculpting, building, music, whatever takes your fancy, and make sure you leave your inner critic at the door. There are no right ways to be creative.
  26. Let go of past trauma and wounds. This can be a really tough one and it may be one of those times you need to turn to others for support. The truth is though, when we let go of things that have happened to us it’s almost like a weight is lifted off our shoulders. We don’t have to carry that around with us anymore. We deserve better.
  27. Find your happy place. Where’s the one place you feel totally at ease, calm, happy, positive, high on life? Go to that place when you are going through hard times, or imagine yourself being there. Think about how it feels, what it smells like, what it looks like.
  28. The next time you are feeling happy and on top of the world make a list of your best qualities and accomplishments. It may sound a little corny, but it can be a wonderful reminder when you are having a day that’s less than amazing.
  29. Get in touch with your inner dialogue. If it’s anything less than loving, encouraging and supportive, it’s time to make a change. You deserve to be spoken to in the same way you would speak to your best friend, sister, brother, daughter, or son.
  30. Have fun! Get out there and do the things that light your fire. Enjoy them, enjoy being you and enjoy your incredible life.

 

“Life is hard at times. But when I overcome more challenges, I become much stronger then. So I’m going to embrace them.”

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How to Be Successful by Embracing Change

Change is a big part of being successful. Not only is change good (if you don’t believe me, look at the fashions of the 70s and 80s), but it’s accelerating at an increasingly rapid pace. While it took 75 years for 100 million users to adopt the telephone, it only took four and a half for the Internet and just over a year for Candy Crush Saga.

This means that you need to keep adapting. It’s both a survival skill and a success skill.

However, change is difficult for people. For some of us, it’s pure laziness. But for others, we don’t like the lack of control or the uncertainty of worse outcomes, bruised egos, embarrassment or failing. People also seem to hate losing more than they love winning.

But, if you don’t learn to embrace change and if you don’t move forward, you will be left behind. So, whether it’s changing the focus of your business, having to learn new technology or replacing a prized employee, you need to know how to deal with change.

Here are four ways that you can learn to be comfortable with the discomfort of change and use change as a success tool.

 

 

1. Take small action steps.

When you get your mind wrapped around the concept of embracing change, the first tweak is to just take small steps forward. You are not going to be able to effect a full wholesale change overnight, so just find one small thing that you can do at a time, then do it and then, do another.

If you can start with an end goal, work backward and break your goal into small action steps until you can get to the very first one in the path. This is usually something that you can control or do yourself. Once you accomplish that milestone, then you can tackle another. These small steps make change palatable and easier to accomplish.

2. Be willing to go back in order to move forward.

Get your mind wrapped around taking a few steps back in order to be able to go forward. Visualize trying to jump across a creek. You can’t just jump standing from where you are. You have to physically move backward in order to give yourself the momentum needed to run and take that leap forward.

Success is not linear, though I wish it was, so expect that when you face change, there will be a time that you have to move backward. This may be in terms of status, pay or some other factors required to get to the next level. If your mind knows that’s part of the process and removes the uncertainly around it, it’s easier to embrace.

3. Check your ego.

Typically, the biggest roadblock to change is you. Often, there’s little downside other than facing your own bruised ego when you evaluate change. To counteract this, quiz yourself about the downside of pursuing change if it doesn’t work out. If the downside is primarily concern about failure or people pointing and laughing at you, it’s time to get over it.

4. Fail correctly.

For some reason, most of us were never taught to fail. Our entire school system is set up so that success is given a gold star and failure is ridiculed.

This is unfortunate because failure, when done properly, is a good thing. It’s required for taking on risk and pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors. That is, if you do it the right way.

The right way to fail means doing it quickly, inexpensively and never the same way twice. You don’t want to have too much money or time hinging on any one outcome. If you do, then failure is bad, taking time and money away from other opportunities.

Testing your route on smaller scales in rapid succession allows for the risks to be lessened. So, try something that doesn’t cost too much or take too much time. If it works, take the next step. If not, your failure isn’t financially or otherwise devastating.

And, of course, you need to learn from your failures so that you don’t repeat them down the road.

Change is necessary and it’s not evil. Learn to love it and you will be poised for success.

Tanger Outlets – Careers

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A JOB WITH TANGER?

All applicants are required to submit a resume/application online in order to be considered for employment. Once a resume is received through our job portal, it is reviewed by a member of Tanger’s management team. We encourage you to sign up to receive notifications as jobs are posted.

HOW WILL I KNOW THAT MY RESUME/APPLICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED?

Applicants receive an automated email confirming that their application has been received.

HOW DO I KNOW IF THE JOB IS STILL OPEN?

All open positions remain on the Tanger Careers page until the position is closed.

WHEN WILL I BE CONTACTED REGARDING AN INTERVIEW?

Our screening and interview process can be extensive and may extend over several months. If your qualifications match the skills we are seeking, you will be contacted by a Tanger team member.

HOW DO I APPLY WITH A TANGER TENANT?

Tanger does not accept applications on behalf of our tenants. Employment listings for tenants can be located on each center’s home page. For further information regarding tenant openings, please contact the tenant of interest.

I HAVE INTEREST IN EMPLOYMENT WITH A NEW TANGER CENTER CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION. HOW DO I APPLY?

All Tanger job openings are posted on the Tanger career site. Job fairs are typically held for our tenant community prior to grand opening. Information regarding a job fair will be located on the center’s home page.

WHAT DO I DO IF I EXPERIENCE TECHNICAL ISSUES WITH THE APPLICANT TRACKING SITE?

Contact the corporate Human Resources Department at hrchanges@tangeroutlets.com.

Report: Kim says N.Korea has hydrogen bomb

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says his country has developed a hydrogen bomb, state media reported Thursday.

Jong Un made the statement during an arms industry inspection on Wednesday, South Korean news agency Yonhap said, citing reports.

Information related to the highly secretive nation of North Korea, which has nuclear weapons, is extremely difficult to independently confirm.

A report by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the country is now a “powerful nuclear weapons state ready to detonate a self-reliant A-bomb (atomic bomb) and H-bomb (hydrogen bomb) to reliably defend its sovereignty and the dignity of the nation,” Yonhap reported.

Thermonuclear bombs, or hydrogen bombs, are far more powerful than conventional nuclear weapons.

It is believed to be the first time Kim has publicly said the North has developed the weapon, Yonhap reported.

Lee Chun-geun, a Science and Technology Policy Institute research fellow, told the news agency: “It’s hard to regard North Korea as possessing an H-bomb. I think it seems to be developing it.”

Kim said he is prepared to wage war against the United States if necessary in a speech to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling communistWorkers’ Party on Oct. 10.

 

 

Introducing (Magaretz Magik – Natural & Organic Hair Care )

Ingredient Commitment

All Natural Product line that aid in the natural process of Hair Growth,Body Restoration & Life Wellness..Earths delicate Creations. Everything is handmade with love from Natures garden. Sea Salts, Hydrating Waters, Mother Nature Oils, Earth Butters, Herbal Teas & Tinctures, Fruit & Sugar Scrubs, Lip Balms and so much more.

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  Margaretz Magik

Organic essential oils are a specialty here at Margaretz Magik, we continue to stock more and more organic hair & skin products, until we open for business. Currently we offering our clients (free samples).  Dec 15, 2016 we will be open to the public – online selling at wholesale pricing. Our oils and natural ingredients are high quality, certified organic oils, and tested and used before put on the market to sell, we will keep adding more organic homemade hair & skin care to our stocks. The quality of the organically hair, and skin has grown tremendously with growing hair, acne issues, dark spots, weight loss, uneven skin tone, hair breakage, and thin edges. Our natural hair & skin line will tackle those areas to help our women, men and children feel and look marvelous with using natural products including fruits. We are studying more on how to help people with hair & skin, because essential oils is on the rise as the new distilleries become more experience in the art and science of distilling essential oils.

We chose flora’s to represent (Margaretz Magik Natural Hair & Skin)

a plant of the figwort family, bearing spikes of brightly colored two-lobed flowers that gape like a mouth when a bee lands on the curved lip.

Because of this the lotus flower has come to be associated with purity and beauty in the religions of Buddhism and Hinduism respectively; the ancient Egyptians scholars observed that in the night-time the lotus closed its flowers and sank into the water, and came up with a different association with the flower related to rebirth and the Sun; in actual fact the Lotus slowly emerges from a pond over a three day period and then blooms in the morning until mid-afternoon.

How To Apply Emotional Intelligence In The Workplace

Emotional intelligence describes a person’s ability to perceive, assess and manage his own emotions and those of others. While it would seem that personal emotions should have no place in a workplace, humans cannot separate themselves from their feelings even when they try to act professionally. Instead of pretending emotions do not exist at work, learn how to better manage them to succeed and improve relationships with your colleagues and supervisors.

Instructions

    • 1
      Step outside yourself to become more aware of your emotions. Self-awareness is a pillar of emotional intelligence. By gaining a greater awareness of your feelings, you will better understand what causes you to become angry, happy or sad. Perhaps the other person involved in the situation or the situation itself makes you react in certain ways.
    • 2
      Learn how to manage your emotions. Managing emotions does not involve suppressing them; the term refers to evaluating the reason why you feel as you do and what you choose to do about it. For example, you can handle anger in a few different ways. You may decide to keep it to yourself until your fury boils over. Or, you could take out your anger on your spouse or other loved ones. Conversely, you might examine why you feel the way you do, and you could decide whether or not it is truly worth it to be angry.

  • 3
    Motivate yourself to achieve goals and attain results. Once you urge yourself to meet your objective, you will begin to encourage others to do the same. Self-motivation requires working out of a sense of hope rather than a feeling of dread or fear. Anxiety does not inspire people to do their best, whereas optimism gives people the sense that they can indeed accomplish their aims.
  • 4
    Empathize with others at the workplace. Empathy shows that you have the ability to put yourself in other people’s shoes. When you empathize, you see things from the other person’s perspective and gain a deeper insight into how and why he feels the way he does. Compassion allows you to better understand what factors influence another person.
  • 5
    Guide the emotions of others at work by inspiring them, resolving conflicts and building strong bonds among everyone in the workplace. This type of emotional guidance is known as relationship management. It requires clear and convincing communication skills to positively influence others.

 

Help For Troubled Marriages

Being a Christian does not insulate your marriage from times of trouble. Like every other person walking around and breathing, Christian relationships can be ransacked with the pain of infidelity, the cold distance resulting from bitterness, and the loneliness of conflict. Here are 5 things you can do to bring a sense of stability and sanity to a troubled Christian marriage:

1. Recognize there is a problem
As a counselor, I am always amazed at the energy that is spent in denying the existence of a troubled relationship. Spouses – male and female – will go to great lengths to avoid dealing with a problem. Problems will be denied, overlooked, or even ignored in hopes that they will somehow resolve themselves. Sadly, it does not happen, and couples find their relationship in dire circumstances.
Couple Tip: Admit there is a problem. You do not necessarily have to agree on the cause of the problem. Simply agreeing a problem exists can cause a change in attitude.

2. “Quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger.”
James 1:19 reminds us to “Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear.” (The Message). Quick tempers and a lack of listening to one another is a sure fire way to get into an argument. James emphasizes the significance of listening over talking.
Couple Tip: Consider whether you are truly listening to your spouse’s need or are you interrupting so that you do not have to take any blame?
3. Do not make a major life changing decisions regarding divorce
When I counsel couples I am always interested in whether one spouse has already spoken to a divorce attorney. This often tells me the depth of their emotional pain. Hasty decisions can have permanent consequences. Divorce can always take place. Reconciliation after divorce requires more work.
Couple Tip: If you feel like talking to a divorce attorney then consider talking to a trusted friend about your motives. Are you making your decision based on emotion?
If you do talk to an attorney, do not make any final decision for 60 – 90 days. Emotions can be very volatile even for 30 days.

4. Support, support, support
Assuming you both desire to save your marriage, I encourage you to find some likeminded fellow Christians that can walk with you during this time. Many churches have marriage mentor programs, or a pastor to will meet with you. Some of the best advice we received was even from older couples that my husband and I sought out to talk with.
Couple Tip: Dare to ask for help. It is much easier to isolate than to reach out. No one can help you if you do not ask for it.

5. Pray blessings for your spouse
Too often when we are in the midst of crisis, our prayers remain self focused. If I shift my focus from wanting justification for my behavior to blessings for my spouse then my attitude will become more peaceful. Therefore, I am more amiable and approachable.
Couple Tip: Write down 15 things you are grateful for your spouse for, and share the list with them either verbally or in a card or email.

6. Get some professional help.
Sometimes it is difficult to see the end of the tunnel when we are in the middle of a storm. It is important to get some professional help, especially if you feel like you are reaching a dead end or getting stuck in that same old patterns.

Couple Tip: Find a local counselor that can help you work through the issues of your marriage. Ask your pastor, or friends for a referral of a qualified counselor.
Being a Christian does not guarantee your relationships will be wrinkle free. However, God does promise to walk with us through these times, and provide respite when we need it. (Psalm 23) and provide hope for troubled marriages.
Are you looking for help with your Christian marriage? I invite to visithttp://www.greatchristianmarriages.com/ for more resources that can help save your marriage, even if you are the only person that is seeking help.
Terre Grable is Christian licensed professional counselor in Franklin, Tennessee. She enjoys helping couples strengthen and rebuild intimacy within their marriage and relationships.

How To Get A Man To Respect You

To gain respect from a man, you must demonstrate that you respect yourself, and that you respect others. Self-confident people, with high self-esteem, will be less likely to be disrespectful relationship. According to the Mayo Clinic, people who have low self-esteem or a negative self-image will feel the negative impact in many parts of their life, including their relationships. By improving your self-esteem; your self-respect will increase, triggering more respect from a man.

Step 1

Reduce your negative thinking patterns. Start by making note of those patterns, the Mayo Clinic suggests. Notice whether you tend to dismiss the positives, and only remember the negatives. Take the time to challenge your negative thoughts, and replace them with positive ones. Keep doing this until you naturally begin to have positive thoughts. A positive thought process will increase your self-confidence and your feelings of worth.

      

Step 2

Avoid talking down to yourself in front of the man. Do not call yourself negative words in general, but especially in front of the man you want to respect you. If you make a mistake, avoid faulting yourself; suggest that it was a result of the situation.

Step 3

Respect yourself by engaging in activities that demonstrate your self-respect. If you respect yourself, the respect from a man will increase. Avoid doing things that make you feel worthless or uncomfortable. Tell people “no” if they ask you to do something you do not want to do.

Step 4

Move with confidence. Your body posture and the way you use your nonverbal cues can express to a man how you feel about a situation or yourself, notes Helpguide.org. When you walk, hold your head up and keep your back straight. This will make you look confident and sure of yourself. Avoid looking down at the ground. Make eye contact when you are engaged in conversation.

Step 5

Ask for respect. Tell the man how his comments and actions make you feel. Provide him with examples of things he has said and done that make you feel disrespected. Tell him that he must respect you if the relationship is going to continue.

Step 6

Question his disrespectful behaviors or actions immediately. Tell him how he is being disrespectful as soon as he does it. Do not allow the disrespect to continue. If he continues being disrespectful, leave the situation; returning only when he has stopped. If you remain while he is being disrespectful, you might begin to believe the things he says.
Check This Out

Who Are You?

Themes To Consider |

  • Understand your current attitude, and the reasons for your attitude.
  • Explain the benefits of being organized.
  • Develop a plan for managing your time.
  • Differentiate between honesty and integrity.
  • Define adaptability as an effective change strategy.
  • Recognize that flexibility can lead to positive results.
  • Identify the impact of dependability.

Adopting a Positive Mental Attitude

(What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.) –Napoleon Hill

  • Analyze the origins of your attitude.
  • Explain why people get and defend negative attitude.
  • know the mechanics of changing your attitude.
  • Choose the attitude you want to take to work.
  • Define self – talk and how it affects you.
  • List five strategies you can implement to make your attitude more positive.

Adopt a strategy for personally managing change.

Keep a journal and decide how you are going to use this tool.

Whether you’ve ever had a job or not, you already have an attitude toward work, and it is likely the one that you have toward life in general. Your attitude began forming when you were very young. It was created by the messages you got first from your parents and later from your teachers and friends and other influential people in your life. Now that you have an attitude, you constantly reinforce it with your self talk – what you tell yourself every minute of every day. Your attitude expresses, both inwardly and outwardly, who you think you are. The only question is whether your attitude is positive, negative, or somewhere in between – and whether or not you would like to change that.

Mental Attitudes

Abraham Lincoln once said, “In the end a man is more or less as happy as he make up his mind to be.” You might think that your attitude is a result of your experiences, and there is some truth to that.But mostly, your attitude is the result of your interpretation of your experiences.

Certainly, experiences that cause mental trauma or are accompanied by strong emotions, especially fear, can have a lasting effect. Victims of child abuse or neglect, for instance, have a lot to overcome on their way to personal achievements and satisfying relationships. trust, once lost, is hard to recover, and without trust in others, we lack a basic tool in our quest for a satisfying life.

Fortunately, despite the fact that everyone has negative experiences in their past, most people can find ways to rise above their circumstances and live a happy, positive life if they really want to.

Negative Mental Attitudes

How many people would you predict face each day with a negative mental attitude?

Surveys suggest that at least 60% of people have a negative mental attitude towards their job. These people, of course, justify negative attitudes. Their Supervisor doesn’t like them. The work is demeaning. The pay is low. Various situations are unfair. The list goes on and on.

Still, some people in the exact same situation have positive attitudes.You may have noticed that unhappy people always have explanations for why other people are happy and they are not.

For instance , happy people don’t have the stresses that unhappy people have. In reality, happy people experience the same challenges as everyone else, including job losses, problems with their children, money troubles, and disagreements with their love ones. The main difference between happy people and unhappy people is ATTITUDE.

Positive Mental Attitudes 

Just as we’ve seen with negative attitudes, a positive mental attitude is also a self – fulfilling prophecy. Successful people have to do work for their success. in other words, for hard work to lead to success, your attitude must be expectant, hopeful, resilient, persistent – in a word, positive. Of course, this is easier said than done. But the first step is to decide that you want to be positive, successful, and happy. Then, believe that these things are possible for you.

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

– Winston Churchill

To change the messages you may be sending yourself, stop and ask yourself this: “What are you thinking?”Everyone has chatter going on in their heads, conversation with yourself, personal observations, judgments, opinions, commentaries. This is your self talk – can reinforce  negative attitudes or positive attitudes. So begin by becoming aware of your own self – talk. In general, what are you saying to yourself? Is your self – talk critical, mean- spirited, judgmental, forgiving, tolerant, generous or boastful? Are you suspicious of people and their motives, or do you trust in people and believe their intentions are largely good?

Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara

Price: $6.29 on Target.com Packaging (brush wand): 3 out of 5 Overall: 3 out of 5

What It Claims: “Innovative formula and precision brush design lengthen and separate each lash for high-definition, all-day wear. Wheat protein strengthens and defines without clumping or flaking. Vitamin E conditions and nourishes for soft, flexible lashes. Panthenol prevents your lashes from becoming dry and brittle.” (source)

The Truth: Divaz, I think I like many of the other Volum’ Express mascaras better.

What I Loved About It: I can see how many will really like the lightweight formula. It’s perfect for those with sensitive eyes.

What I Didn’t Like: The flexible wand just isn’t cutting it, bro.

Overall: If I didn’t have a blog that was based on mascara I would have stopped reviewing Maybelline mascaras a long time ago. Why? Because The Urban Decay and Lancome Définicils Waterproof are two of my favorite mascaras EVER. And I think I’ve had enough mascaras from the Volum’ Express line. I really think Maybelline should kepp up the good work, until the right mascara comes alone. BUT at least this mascara got some credit. According to Maybelline, this is the first ‘gel mousse’ mascara to hit the market. At first I was like “okay, Maybelline! COVERGIRL NatureLuxe was first!” But after further research, I’ve discovered that COVERGIRL calls NatureLuxe a ‘mousse’ mascara. Not gel mousse.

I’ll go ahead and say it, I’m not a fan of this formula. And not because it isn’t effective but because it’s almost impossible to get insanely volumized lashes from these mousse-y formulas. And I get it: not everyone needs insanely volumized lashes, but divaz I do. Any mascaras that give me less than performance make me frustrated. True story.

The good news… despite this mascara not being ideal for me and my needs, it works well if you’re a fan of separation and soft lashes.

Despite it not being one of my favorite, there are several great things about this kind of formula. The consistency looks a lot like most mascara formulas so it’s likely that you won’t notice any difference until you begin applying it to your lashes. For one, the consistency is nice. It isn’t goopy, super thick or watery. It’s nice and makes applying to the lashes easy. I had a hard time noticing much of anything after just one coat. It took three coats for me to really see a difference in my lashes. That’s the thing about this gel mousse formula; because it isn’t heavy, you may find yourself staring in mirror wondering where the mascara you just applied went. It’s there! It’s just soft and faint. This kind of mascara is a makeup minimalist’s best friend. I also found it to be an ideal mascara for those who have sensitive and watery eyes. Because the formula is so lightweight, I didn’t have to worry about any flaking. Which is a huge plus. I could rub my eyes and not have to worry about any mascara particles droppin’ in ‘em.

I typically wear 2 coats of mascara with this one but pushed it to the limit with 3 just to see where I could take it. It thickens up a bit but still not where I’d want it to be.

It’s not a bad mascara!