This post was sponsored by Vera Wang Frangraces as part of an Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
There are so many things that happen everyday in our own towns and in the world that can really put a damper on things. This year, I decided to make it a goal and a daily habit to focus on feeling beautiful everyday so that it can boost my mood and allow me to keep a positive attitude.
For the longest time, I stopped wearing makeup, perfume, and doing anything special with my hair. I would get up and brush my hair and teeth, wash my face, and head to work. I never wanted to take the extra few minutes to pamper myself with a spritz of perfume, a dusting of bronzer, or a cute hairstyle. I rushed myself out in the morning and it was never a good way to start my day. As the day went on, I was always focused on things that were going wrong or a flaw with how my hair or face looked when I'd glance in the bathroom mirror at work. The way I took care of myself was definitely affecting my mood and the mood of those around me. That's no way to live, but like they always say - happiness and positivity begins INSIDE of YOU.
So one day out of the blue I decided to wear makeup. It was insane how much it actually made me feel beautiful and actually improved my overall mood. I think it's because it gave me confidence and made me feel more like a beautiful fabulous woman. All I do is put some mascara, liner, and foundation on. I'm not covering up my natural self at all, I'm simply highlighting it.
I also started wearing perfume, specifically Vera Wang Marigold and Gardenia fragrance from the Vera Wang Embrace Collection. It's amazing how much confidence I feel when I know I smell good. I feel so beautiful in my own skin and I walk with way more confidence than I ever have. It reminds me of being in a relaxing breezy field of flowers with the wind blowing in my hair. That vision reminds me to actually do those things now - enjoy the simplicities of everyday life - the smells, the sounds, the beauty. Life is so precious and everyday should be cherished and embraced. I will no longer waste time beating myself up and thinking I don't look good or that I'm not beautiful. Each morning when I spritz on Vera Wang Marigold and Gardenia I am celebrating myself. The fruity burst makes me smile and remember that everywhere I go I should walk with confidence and know that I am beautiful.
Vera Wang Embrace Marigold and Gardenia is available for purchase in-store and online at Kohl's for an ARV of $29.99.
I-C is hosting a contest for the Vera Wang Embrace fragrance collection pack where my readers can enter for a chance to win one of ten fragrance kids (ARV $75). That means you get all 4 of the following fragrances:
Green Tea & Pear Blossom
Rose & Vanilla
Periwinkle & Iris
Marigold & Gardenia
The contest runs from June 20th-July12th, 2016 and you can enter by choosing a social media sharing option from the social media tool below!
Vera Wang Embrace Fragrance Collections