I took a break from reselling online to pursue content creating for social media platforms. I think I got so burnt out towards the holiday season that I didn’t feel like it was the same anymore. A lot of creators I followed seen the dramatic changes in the algorithm on Instagram (read more this on Later.com); and how each platforms were pushing out paid advertisements or sponsors more than regular content.
I mention before that I’m slowing down from posting on Instagram and consuming it casually in my previous posts. All the stress and anxiety of creating and posting took a toll on me. I constantly worried day and night about what to post next, which brand to work with, and hoping brands would accept my offer, and paying for my rate. I also was struggling to keep up with the latest internet trends and making content because my regular full time job absorbed all of my time and energy.
There is no one really to blame in the social media industry because I took it upon myself to create content and posting on multiple social media platforms. I wanted to be part of the industry and excel in it. But deep down inside, I forgot who I truly was and why I wanted to post online. When I moved away from the states and pandemic happened along the way, I hardly had any deep connection with people I met and majority of my time was spent working. When I turned to the internet world, I felt like I could express myself! However when I accepted brand partnerships and agreeing to create content, I wasn’t aware of the constant burn out, pressure to do more, and anxiety of not being enough to “work with a brand”.
I finally took my heart and mind off of social media during the holidays. It was not something I wanted to do but it was for my own good. I went back to one of my favorite passion: reselling online. I buckled down and purged through my closet, I mentioned this couple weeks ago, and also started thrifting instead of creating and posting content. It felt so good that I was making money on my terms and conditions.
My sales were starting off slow on Poshmark because I was getting back into the groove. It started to pick up when I relisted all of my old inventory and lowered the price down. When I listed the clothes I purged from my closet, it quickly sold over in the span of two weeks. Once they were listed on Poshmark, I started to cross list on different platforms and I quickly sold my old clothes and inventory. I made about four digit figure from reselling online. It helped with paying off my credit card debt. I truly missed having payment notifications than constantly being on social media that took a huge toll on my mental health.
My advice: keep doing what you love and don’t compare yourself to others online. You are not them, and they are not you!
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I recently started to meal prep to save some time on cooking. I also wanted to save some money on not always spending so much going out to eat. I wanted to share some quick & easy ideas for colorful and delicious meal preps.
Breakfast meal prep
Fruits (strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, banana, any of your choice)
Lunch meal prep
Cheese (any of your choice)
Dressing (any of your choice)
Dinner meal prep
Season chicken thighs and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Make sure to flip sides after 10 minutes
Dice up sweet potato yams and air fry at 400 degrees for 10-13 minutes
Season brussel sprouts with salt and olive oil then air fry at 400 degrees for 7 minutes
I created this weekly meal prep routine to help me spend less on going out to eat. It also helps me maintain a healthy balance with food and enjoying all food categories as much as possible. Stay tune for more on my blog!
I wanted to share with you today about my PM skincare routine. I honestly enjoy my PM routine more because I have a good amount of time to spend compared to my mornings. My mornings are usually rushed and packed with multiple things to do before heading out the door.
I switched many products in and out of my PM skincare routine because I have combination skin; both oily and dry. My T-zone is mostly oily and the rest of my face is dry. My skin is also prone to acne and I easily breakout. It really depends on the weather and my hormones.
Since I live in Hawaii, my skin does struggle with the humidity and the sun here. I hope this will help with anyone who is struggling with combination skin. Let’s get into it further down below! 🙂
Cleansing: I start by using I Dew Care Melting Makeup Remover Balm. This is a balm to oil cleanser that helps with taking off my makeup, removing dirt off, and also dislodging hard to remove products off my skin. After rinsing off, I would double cleanse by using Cocokind Oil to Milk Cleanser. I love how Cocokind cleanser is very gentle on my skin, and does not strip off any moisture. It seals in the moisture which makes my skin so soft!
Tone: After my skin is clean and clear, I tone it with Good Molecules Niacinamide Brightening Toner. I like to place the toner on my hands and pat it all over my face. This toner tremulously helps with my uneven skin tone and brightening it up.
Eye Cream: I live for Cocokind Revitalizing Eye Cream! After discovering their eye cream, I was so impressed that it helped with brightening up my dark circles. My dark circles don’t appear as bad as it used to be. It also has a slanted application tip. It makes it easier to gently place on my skin and helps control of not overusing the product.
Serum: I use different serums however I’ve been loving the COSRX Propolis Light Ampoule. It feels a little bit sticky to me on certain areas of my face however it helps with stressed skin and reducing redness. It helps hydrating dry parts of my skin as well.
Moisturize: I also use different types of moisturizers. Lately I’ve been reaching for Cocokind Texture Smoothing Cream. It has truly improved my skin texture and skin tone. When I first read about their perception consumer study that after 4 weeks of using this cream, there are true and amazing results. I had to try it myself! I definitely agree that it is more compatible with breakouts and my skin also has a satin finish. I highly recommend this to anyone who has both oily and dry skin like me!
Thanks for reading and I hope this helps anyone out on their skincare journey!
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