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5 Fall Favorites For October

Happy Fall Foxx Stars!

Now I know we are well into fall and I am a little behind but hey better late than never right! Honestly I have been so busy I haven’t had time to write but I have to remember that this blog needs to be priority no matter what. So I am going to do my best to be consistent and not let distractions become my excuses.! So without further delay let’s jump right in!

Ok so everybody knows that moisture is hard to come by during the last few months of the year. Especially where I live in Southern California. Moisture is like a long lost friend who shows up after they find out that you’ve hit the lottery! (A little dramatic) but true. Around here there maybe an occasional drop of rain or a smidgen of moisture in the air but not enough to keep your hair follicles satisfied or your skin feeling supple.

Fall Favorite #1

Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen &Restore Leave-In Conditioner By Shea Moisture

how many of you know what this cold dry weather can do to your hair?

It’s a shame how a little cold air can make the moisture in your hair abandon you like it never knew you. I’ve been looking for a product to help restore the moisture my hair desperately desired and I recently (last week) stumbled upon this Shea Moisture Leave-In Conditioner at Walmart for a little under $10.00 but when I tell you my hair has been treating me right ever since I’m not lying! I mean I’ve gotten multiple compliments on how healthy my hair looks and how bouncy my curls have been! I wish I had evidence of this but as of now my hair is wrapped up and ready for day 3 of black hair magic. My hair is very natural and has been for a good 10 years so it’s amazing when I find something I can swear by and during the fall and winter months this is defiantly a product I will add to my hair care regiment.

Fall Favorite #2

Moisturizing Facial Wash for Sensitive skin and Micellar Cleansing Water

It is something about dry skin that makes me uncomfortable. It’s like when my face is dry I feel like I have a constant frown that can only be removed by hydration. So when I look for a product to make my skin soft and to revitalize and bring back my summer glow I turn to products that focus on bringing moisture to the skin without too many chemicals and without being harsh because after all it’s cold out and our skin is going to go through enough changes over the next few months. I love the Micellar Cleansing water because it removes makeup lifts dirt and cleanses pores. I use it for multiple reasons and it works wonders.

Fall Favorite #3

Collagen Essence Facial Tissue Mask

Now everybody knows that even after a good cleaning your skin is going to want something to hold on to meaning when water and cleansing products dry your skin it is left wondering what to do with it self. I have been using these facial masks for the past year and I love them. I use different kinds but this one is my favorite it has collagen and green tea extract what more can you ask for!

Fall Favorite #4

Watermelon Lip Scrub Exfoliator

I love this scrub because as the days grow colder and windier my lips get dryer and more chapped. Now I’m not a fan of medicated lip balm because I don’t like the flavor and tingling sensation left by those products so I’m always looking for an alternative. Thankfully I was a a beauty blowout sale a few weeks ago and I picked up a couple of these lip scrubs and they are awesome. The scrub gets rid of dead dry skin leaving your lips feeling soft and kissable not to mention they taste great.

Fall Favorite #5

NYX Full Throttle Lipstick color Night Crawler

I absolutely love makeup and I am always looking for something that will compliment my features and represent the current season. It is very complicated to find a color suitable for fall and won’t make your lips look dry and also has a good color payout. I am in love with the formula of this lipstick it was a matte finish but felt like chapstick it did not transfer and it was very opaque. It lasted for 6 hours without wearing off which was amazing definitely a fall Favorite worth finding!

What are some of your fall favorites let me know!

Xoxo

Carmel Foxx

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Fashion, work frrom home

Beginners Guide: To becoming your own Boss

Don’t follow your dreams and be a leader work for the rest of your life and become a robot, said no one Ever! Daily Planner

I have no Idea who came up with this idea of working for 8-10 hours a day following rules and regulations given to you by corporate advisors who you will never meet. Being away from your family and friends for 5 some times 6 days a week missing out on important events is not my idea of living life. Being In an office setting with sad miserable passionless people is not my preferred daily environment. I have always had issues with becoming a robot pushing out massive amounts of work doing things that are humanly impossible just to meet quotas and demands that have been forced upon you by a supervisor who does nothing more than read magazines all day and make personal phone calls from her desk.

For the past few years I have worked for a bank that shall remain nameless because it is not important at this time, but none the less they have collected their fair share of my blood sweat and tears. At one point I became so stressed out and turned into a zombie and was in a robotic state for months until I had a health scare that made me wake up and re-evaluate my life. That health scare allowed me to take time from work and focus on what was important. Me. I was able to devote time to myself that I was not able to do in years and it felt great. Months had passed (flew by) and it was time to return to work not only was I not prepared to return but I did not want to give up the lifestyle and freedom that I was now accustomed to.

So I had to ask myself what can I do that will afford me the luxury to never go back to work again? What am I good at? It never dawned on me that I was already working for myself I just didn’t realize it yet. So I did some research and formally started my own business. Foxx Consulting Now don’t get me wrong it is not easy working for yourself because all of the decisions have to be made by you all of the paper work has to be filed by you, you have to make all the payments and you are responsible for your time. After I figured out that the corporate world was kind of on to something when they established the scheduling of an 8 hour day I adopted that model but tailored it to fit my business. So now that I have figured out how to be productive I set goals for myself. It may seem strange to call a staff meeting and you are the only one in the room but you have to sit down have a calendar and agenda and a note pad and set goals, hourly goals, daily goals, weekly goals and monthly goals and I have that team meeting with myself to go over the goals I created if I accomplished those goals, and setting new goals for the month ahead.

Daily PlannerI am managing pretty well now coming up on an official year since I officially started my own business this coming September. I must say that I am super happy to be working for myself, it is very challenging (which is good for me) but also rewarding because I made the decision to do what was best, and that is delegating the hours of my day to the one person who matters most… ME! It is my experience that to become your own boss you have to believe in yourself. That’s literally all you need. you can figure out anything from there. So If you are talking yourself out of starting your own business, stop it now. I am too familiar with what those conversations sound like. I can’t do this, it’s too much work, I don’t know where to start trust me I’ve been through it all and the one thing that pushed me into my destiny was waking up getting my day started and my screen saver on my computer read, Hello Boss.

What drives you to be your own boss? How did you get started?

 

xoxo

 

BBW, Fashion, Full Figured, plus size

Why BBW is offensive

Hey Foxx stars!

So let me just jump right into my rant. So yesterday I was super excited because I finally got my material to make my photo box and I was getting ready to take pictures of my favorite beauty products of July, Whelp that plan flew right out the window as I got side tracked by Facebook and came across a video that one of my friends was tagged in. The call to action was Go Tag a Big Fine Woman.  The name of the video is The New Big Girl Anthem “BBW” Formation. In the comments of the video there are people laughing and making a mockery of BBW and there are other woman tagging there BBW friends as the post calls for them to do so.  All the BBW I assume are liking and commenting on the video because the video is celebrating them for being Big and Beautiful. I just feel like as a society we have come so far just to go back and pick up what we left behind.

I never like to be referred to as being Big and Beautiful because it is offensive to me. All the groups I am apart of and all the Instagram posts and pages I see celebrating woman for being big and beautiful is simply offensive, like why can’t I just be referred to as being Beautiful. Never once have I seen Victoria secret models being referred to as small and beautiful, people just look to them as simply beautiful especially when they rip the runway in their bra and panties flaunting a size negative zero.

so anyway back to the video, there are video girls who are all plus size they are doing choreography and its pretty lit. Then a scene comes where the main character of the video has a snack in her mouth and one on each side of her chest. and at that moment I just face palm myself because its like every time there is a video with “BBW” there is always a reference to food or snacks and then what was meant to be a celebration of beauty of all sizes now turns in to a joke for everyone’s amusement. I can’t tell you how annoying it is to sit back and watch how our community is constantly the butt of all jokes.

I want to be on the glamorous side of plus size I don’t want people to look at me and say oh she’s cute for a big girl. Like what does that actually mean? what does my size have to do with me being attractive or desirable? I have yet to hear someone call Tyra Banks cute for a skinny girl. That’s because it doesn’t make sense it doesn’t even sound right. So why are we as curvier woman so willing to accept the terms that are given to us.

It’s like we are so happy to be recognized and thrown a bone that we are willing to accept what ever scraps or forms of flattery that come our way, and that is the reason we are treated the way we are and there is such a lack of respect for our community. People look down upon us as if we are a charity case or like we are some homeless person who the government decided to give refuge to under conditions that they would be allowed to refer to that homeless person however they wished. Or like a 4-year-old preschooler who just did a school play and had a speaking role of three lines and you still said awwww look at my baby doing the best he can with those three lines. you go baby mama’s proud of you. Its like I can hear the undertone or unspoken language of the term BBW as its meant to be condescending and hurtful by the people who use it but celebrated by the people its meant for. I’m so confused.  Am I happy with the term that is used to describe people who are not a size 10 and under? Absolutely not. Can I change the way we are viewed. Absolutely.

Thanks for reading

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The content trap

I'm stuck and I can't get out. Have you ever been in a place where all your senses worked but you had no way of escape? I mean my vision works fine my hearing is perfect I can touch what's in front of me and I can taste the success, but some how I don't know how to get out off of this deserted island. I have been kidnapped by my desire to be successful blindfolded by fear and tied up by the unknown and I can't seem to break free to get where I want to be.

I've started my blog again after a year of laying dormant and I'm trying to be more active and engaging on social media but the lack of content is keeping me in the basement of my thoughts. It's like I see so many bloggers and so many social media entrepreneurs who post several times a day mean while I struggle to post once a week. Where's my inspiration? Where do I go from here? What do I post tomorrow. I know it won't happen over night but how will I know if this is for me. Maybe I should leave the blogging to the more experienced blogger and Instagram to the more photogenic, maybe I should continue being a robot going to work when I'm told going on break when I'm told eating lunch when I'm told and answering the phones when I'm told, maybe I was meant to be an employee not having any dreams of my own working to expand someone else's empire…NOOOOTTTTTTTTTT! Just kidding! I am not meant to do any of those things I'm going to keep trying until I get it right don't believe me just watch!

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Why do we care?

Cheerio Mate! sorry just got done watching a British show on Netflix (cant pay? We’ll take it away) I love those kind of shows because its as close to reality TV as you can get. Any who as I was watching the people in distress as there possessions were being taking a way from them,  it made me ask myself why do people work so hard to prove their  worth to other people? What I mean by that is a lot of the people who were having trouble paying their rent or car notes is what people thought of them was more important than what they thought of themselves. In my honest opinion we truly care too much of what others think we have or how they think we are doing. I was in that situation myself along time ago when I was young and I cared about what people thought I had and what kind of car they seen me drive, so I got myself into a car with a car payment I knew I couldn’t afford. Now fast forward to my present situation I am in a car I’ve  had for 2 years and not missed one payment and its because when I picked out the car I had to ask myself if it was something I could afford? It may not be my ideal car (but how people thought I looked in the car did not matter I needed transportation and at this point in my life I really don’t care about what other people think I have how much they think I’m worth what they think I know or how they think I look. Everything that I value comes from what I hold to be true in my heart because I think so, and I must say I’m doing so much better by the way!

Thanks for visiting Foxxland,

You maybe wondering when I’m going to get to the fashion beauty and makeup.. soon my dear soon. I’m just getting my feet wet before diving straight in!

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OMG…I’m Still Clueless

Heyyyy!! So listen this is my first blog post since September 2016. almost a year ago (yikes)I did not know what I was doing then, and I do not know what I am doing now. lol I am still utterly clueless I mean there is so much to know about starting a blog from gaining followers, following other bloggers, widgets, plugins, hosting, html codes linking platforms and most importantly content! I gotta say that’s what has taken me almost a year to get back stated again. I can never think of anything to post meanwhile I have all these conversations in my head with myself and no responses! So I figure hey if I just get things up and running again and have some of these conversations online it might 1) elicit some responses or comments from new people and 2) It might defog my mind. I have so much going on up there on a daily basis I have no choice but to just shut down and be quite because I will go into overload if I try to pick a topic to speak about, not to mention that 89 percent of my day is filled with lab rats (t.v. show) mighty med (t.v. show) peanut butter and jelly sandwiches fruit snacks and an endless questions and answers game from my 5 year old. Yes I have 2 children 8 and 5 and they literally demand all of my attention and all of my time; but we will save that topic for another day. Back to the blog (please bare with me I can go off topic quite often) Blogging is something I want to engage in because I don’t have many people that I communicate with on a daily basis and I would like to use this opportunity to connect with people over the age of 8 lol with similar interests. Yes I am still clueless as to how blogging actually works but I’m sure with time I will find out from experience I could either go another year with out blogging and still being clueless and no new friends or I could get my feet wet and get used to the water to eventually go into the deep end. Will there be times I feel like giving up? absolutely.  Will there be moments of feeling under appreciated?  Sure. but the goal I have in mind is much greater than the obstacles I see before me, so please have patience bare with me and offer me a lifeline if you see me drowning!

Thank you

Foxx