February Wrap Up & Favorites

Would you look at that?! It’s already March! I took and edited tons of photos today for new  content in March, so stay tuned, I have some awesome posts coming up.

My February was really nice. For the beginning of February, we had a ton of snow, and towards the end it was in the 60s and sunny. How was this month for you? Let me know in the comments, I’m curious. And now, without further ado, let’s get into the post. Feb #2.jpgFeb #7.jpg

The OGX coconut oil mist was my favorite product this month. I did a review on it if you want to take a peek, here’s the link. This mist has just made my hair so soft and silky, I love it. It’s super inexpensive too, so when I run out I won’t feel bad about buying more.

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These E.L.F. brushes are only a few dollars at Target. They work well and are high quality for a low price, so I would definitely recommend them! I think I’ll buy some most of their other brushes, since E.L.F. has a good variety.

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I read so  many books this month, but out of all the books I read, this one has been my favorite! Zodiac signs are my guilty pleasure. Uh-oh, the secret’s out. I don’t do the horoscopes or any of that stuff, I just find it interesting (I’m a Virgo, by the way). This is a Sci-fi series with (you guessed it) Zodiac signs. There are some plot holes but overall the universe is really interesting!

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Not Your Mother’s is one of my favorite brands, and I’ve used their dry shampoo so much this month! It works well and doesn’t smell like strong chemicals, which I’ve found with other dry shampoos. It isn’t too expensive, either. (Do you see a common theme? I hate overpaying for products.)

March is going to be a busy, hectic month for me, but I have a lot of new content that I’m excited to share. I hope that you all have an amazing month. What was your favorite product this month, and have you tried any of these products? Thanks for stopping by!

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Q & A

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The last post got such great questions, so I want to start this post by saying a big thank you to everyone that commented & gave me a question! A few people asked similar questions with different wording, so if you don’t see your question, it’s because a few were the same.  Let’s get into the post!

What is your favorite thing to blog about? If I’m being honest, I really like blogging about hair. I have a lot of posts on hair care, hairstyles, hair products, etc!

What are your goals for this blog? I want to gain more followers and add a lot more content. I want to start doing some more in-depth posts as well; I think my posts have been super short lately; so I would like to write longer posts.

Why do you like to blog? My answer is probably something many other bloggers will say, but it’s my creative outlet. I can let my personality show through the writing, I can inspire others, I can be myself. I love it.

Who inspires you? So many people! Sarah Nagel, Adriene Mishler, and my mother just to name a few.

Do you know what you would like to do when you’re older? You know what? I’m not sure. I would love to be a professional blogger, but I also want to be a yoga teacher. As they say, do what you love and the money will follow. I want to do something that will inspire other girls and women!

What is your favorite hair care product? Ooh la la, I love this question. Hands down, the OGX coconut oil hydrating mist. It has really helped make my hair silky and touchable; plus it’s super inexpensive!

What’s your favorite animal? A swan or a peacock! Both animals are so unique and beautiful

Do you like dessert? What kind? Of course! I’m not a cake or pie person, I really like ice cream & cookies. I’ve been loving coconut milk ice cream lately, because it’s dairy free and creamier than regular ice cream!

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What is the one food you can’t live without? Oh, gosh, this is hard. It’s a tie between sweet potatoes and dried mango strips.

When did you start blogging? When I was nine years old! (Feel like doing math, pal?)

Why did you start your blog? Most people have a really amazing reason for starting their blog. Unfortunately, I can’t remember mine. 😉 I’m pretty sure I started my blog because why not. (Kidding, kidding.) I think it was because I wanted to share some of my designs. Eventually, though, I found myself loving blogging–I would post a few times every day, just because it was so much fun.

What are your favorite bands/singers? I love TOP, Imagine Dragons, Alessia Cara, Liza Anne, Svrcina…I love pop music also; but not particular singers.

What is your dream job? I don’t have one…I think it would be amazing to be a professional blogger & make money from it, though!

What is the hardest thing about blogging? Y’all, blogging is hard in general. It’s so much fun and it’s really rewarding, but it’s hard to come up with posts, photograph things for the post, edit pics, write and edit the post, etc. For me, the hardest thing about blogging is making your content original. A question that every blogger needs to ask themself is, “what makes my blog different?”It’s hard sometimes to make sure my content and blog really reflects me.

Heyo, this post was fun to write. Thanks for asking the questions & being willing to read all this! Have a great day.

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600 Followers & Ask Me Questions!

Unknown.jpegWell, well, well, would ‘ya look at that! I have 603 followers! I was on WordPress last night when I saw this and might have screamed, I can’t remember. 😉 (By the way, how was your Superbowl? Mine was pretty awesome.) Thank you so much for following my blog, it means the world to me and makes me so happy to see new followers. To all you new followers-welcome! Since there’s been a lot of new visitors lately, I think it would be great to do a Q & A post. A lot of bloggers do Q & A posts, so I guess I’m hopping on that bandwagon.

Just comment down below with some questions that you may have for me–it can be about my blog, my life, whatever strikes your fancy! Don’t hesitate to ask! I’ll answer all the questions in the next post, so stay tuned. Thank you for following & reading!

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New Blog Appearance!

It’s the weekend! Finally. This has been a longgggg week. 😉 I have something exciting to share! The freckledfashionista has a new look! I loved my old blog look, but it was getting old & needed a change. I contacted Kate, a.k.a the scatterbrainedseamstress (her new blog name is SewChic!) because she has a blog design website, and her examples looked great! I took a leap of faith and emailed her, and wasn’t disappointed.

The new look is absolutely gorgeous. Kate followed my vision perfectly, and I couldn’t be more happy. She incorporated my love of arrows, black & white, and gold into something perfect. I mean, isn’t it amazing that she can design a completely new look by making a header image, a button, a logo, and more?! I’m definitely not that talented. But I knew I was in good hands; her own blog is beautiful.

Kate, thank you so much! I would totally recommend going to her blog and her blog design business! Be sure to check out the new look of my blog and let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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Note: All credit goes to Kate for creating the blog images. 

The Gratitude Tag

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To quote Thomas S. Monson, “Have an attitude of gratitude.” Isn’t that a great way to live by? The world needs more gratitude, y’all. The other day, I thought, “Why not make a WordPress tag like that?” So I did. Within a few minutes, I whipped up a blog graphic to go along with it.

As you can see,  it’s called The Gratitude Tag, the most original name that I’ve ever coming up with! (Just kidding). Here are the rules:

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  • List five things that you’re grateful for. Try to think out of the box!
  • Nominate five other bloggers to do the tag.

The rules are easy as could be! I’ll start it off.

  • I’m grateful for a good book an a rainy day.
  • I’m grateful for yoga and YWA.
  • I’m grateful for all of you amazing followers! Thank you for following me in this journey.
  • I’m grateful for nature & snow.
  • I’m grateful for the Internet! (I had to.)

-Nominated Bloggers-

For this tag, I’m nominating:

May Everly

BeaFree

Glucksgeist

Alice and the Adventure

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And there we have it! A new tag to spread over WordPress. 😉 Thanks for reading! Before you go, I would love to hear something that you’re grateful for in the comments!

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January Wrap-Up & Favorites

It seems like I was just writing a post on New Years–and here we are! It’s February, already. January is usually a pretty meh month, but I actually had a fantastic january (thanks for asking). But I’m glad February is here; at least Valentine’s Day and the Superbowl provide something to look forward to. Anyway, all that aside, let’s get into the post…

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The E.L.F. Need It Nude eyeshadow palette has been my absolute favorite thing this month. I love the E.L.F. brand so much, because it’s super inexpensive, and pretty good quality for the price. This palette not only has gorgeous colors, but it’s super pigmented and applies easily.

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On that note, I wanted to post a picture of my E.L.F. products. I recently purchased new E.LF. eyeshadow brushes–if you’re looking for brushes, I recommend this brand, they’re only a few dollars.

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Peppermint oil is a must-have in January. I use it in my diffuser, and it makes my bedroom smell delicious, along with the benefit of preventing sickness. I also love it in my shampoo (just put a few drops into your shampoo bottle for hair growth).

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The Hamilton book was one of my Christmas presents, and I’ve spent countless nights flipping through the pages and staring at the gorgeous pictures in it. I know every Hamilton song by heart, so it’s really interesting to read the book and learn how it was made.

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Clinique Happy Heart perfume is another one of my favorites. I’m honestly a lotion girl, but perfume is nice when I feel like being fancy. 😉 However, this scent is something I wear every day! It has a clean, super sweet & feminine scent, which is right up my alley. I don’t like heavy perfume scents, so this is really nice, since it’s so light.

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I’m going to be living by this for February! Every week, I save a quote for myself, and I found this one on Pinterest. If you want to check out my inspirational quotes & motivation board, here’s the link. Well, that wraps it up, buttercup! Thank you for reading, and I hope you have a fantastic day/night.

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Why I Use Wooden Hairbrushes

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Hello, hello! I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend. I’ve been wanting to post about this for a while, because hair care is something I’m super passionate about. I have long, thick hair, so I have had to try a lot of different things to make sure my hair stays hydrated and healthy.

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I went through a stage where I was obsessed with growing my hair out really long. My hair grows slowly, so the results were less than stellar, but I did learn a ton from my research. First off: you can’t grow long hair unless you first have healthy hair. And one of the best ways to make your hair healthier and prevent breakage is to use wooden brushes.

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  • Most brushes are made out of plastic, and the bristles are more likely to break your hair, whereas wooden brushes can help de-tangle your hair much better.
  • Wooden brushes massage your scalp gently when you brush your hair. This stimulates the scalp and helps the blood flow, making your hair healthier and more likely to glow.
  • Wooden brushes help disturb the natural oils in your hair, making your hair smooth, shiny, and healthy.

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Another reason? Wooden brushes hold up for a very long time. I’ve had these brushes for a few years now, and they are still in almost perfect condition. These are my two favorite brushes: the Cala brush and The Green Brush. 

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Some wooden brushes can be a bit expensive, but I think the investment is honestly worth it. If you have a wooden brush, let me know what you think of it! If you’re interested in buying a wooden brush, go for it. You’ll see a huge difference in your hair health. Thank you for reading! Have a fantastic day/night.

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500 Followers!

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I came home today to find this wonderful surprise waiting for me! My blog officially has 500 followers! I want to give all of you a big thank you for following me and my blog in this journey. Since I have so many new followers, I’m going to refresh the new-comers (welcome!) with a bit about me.

My name is Abigail, most people call me Abi, and I’m thirteen years old. I started my blog to share my passions with the world–sewing, beauty, yoga, healthy living, fashion, and so much more! You’ll find a variety of topics on my blog, with a bit of a quirky writing style. I live with my family & dog, and have a love for mango strips and nature.

I know I’ve already said it, but life is short y’all, and we need to say thank you as much as possible. So: thank you. Thank you for commenting, liking, following, or doing all of the above. It makes my day. And, thank you for just being here, for taking the time to read my posts in the first place. I’m so glad you’re here! ❤

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Mud Mask Review

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Hello, welcome to today’s post! I know I just posted yesterday, but I wanted to share this with all of you! Let’s get right into it, shall we? I received this mud mask for my birthday–check out the post here–, and it clearly lasts a long time, because I still have plenty left! I checked online to make sure that it was 100% mud from the dead sea, and not something fake. It’s said that mud from the dead sea has great benefits for your skin, which is why I wanted to try it so much.

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  • The mask is smooth and hardens without “tightening” my skin.
  • It doesn’t burn my sensitive skin like many masks do.
  • It smells amazing!
  • I feel like it really does a good job of cleaning out my pores!

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  • Although I feel like it really cleans my pores, that’s honestly all I can say about it. It claims that it helps with acne. I’ve been using it for months at this point, once a week, yet I feel like it hasn’t actually helped my pimples!
  • It doesn’t come off very easily, it takes a lot of scrubbing.

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Nonetheless, this mask is affordable and does a great job of cleaning your skin! Here’s the link if you would like to check it out. If you do, let me know your thoughts on it! Also, if you have any good masks that you would recommend, let me know!

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Aloe Vera for Healthy Hair

Hair gets so dry in the winter time, am I right? 😉 In Winter, I find myself needing to do a hair mask once a week to keep my hair nice & hydrated. I normally combine lavender, rosemary, and coconut oil, and put it on my hair, but I always like trying out new things. I was scrolling through Pinterest and saw a post saying that aloe vera is a great way to hydrate your hair.

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I have an aloe vera plant, but it’s still growing, and I didn’t want to cut it yet. Luckily, I have a bottle of 100% aloe vera gel. The directions on Pinterest said to apply aloe vera gel to your hair for an hour and then rinse it out with shampoo and conditioner.

My hair wasn’t greasy when the aloe was in my hair–in fact, I couldn’t even tell that there was a mask in my hair, which makes me think it would be great as a styling gel. Once I rinsed out my hair, I noticed a difference.

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Actually, it was the best hair day that I’ve had in a while! My hair was silky and so soft. I purchased this bottle of aloe vera gel for eight dollars when I had a sunburn in summer, but I never knew it would be so good for my hair! I’m going to keep putting the aloe vera in my hair, once a week before showering, and we’ll see what happens! 🙂

I would definitely recommend trying it out! Your hair will thank you.

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Thank you for reading! Let me know if you’ve tried aloe vera in your hair before! I hope you have a fantastic day. ❤

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