Body Confidence & Loving Yourself! | Gimmemymascara

My favourite part about having a Youtube channel and a blog is that I get to connect with girls, and women, and lovely humans all around the world! I love the confidence I get from posting a video or a blog post and knowing people enjoy watching or reading. I love replying to comments and talking to everyone about everything, like how their day went or what killer lip product they got on sale this weekend.

But, once in a while things change.  I’ll film a video and I just won’t be happy with it. It’s not so much it, but me. We all have those days where we just don’t like what we look like and wish we could snap our fingers and change something. I’m sure everyone has their own opinions about what they’d like to change and no one imperfection is less important than another. If it’s important or matters to you, then it does. No questions asked.

And as I was watching The Mindy Project this morning, I realized why I loved this show so much. I love Mindy because of her confidence. She isn’t a size 2 and she doesn’t do everything right but she has a kind heart, she’s smart, she loves so deeply and she rocks what she has. She isn’t afraid to say what she wants and when, and she never lets anyone or anything stand in her way. I think she’s one of the strongest female TV characters and a great role model for women, and men, everywhere.

There was this one specific scene in Season 3 that really got me thinking and I wanted to share it with all of you. If you wish to watch this scene, you can find The Mindy Project on Netflix. This scene is from Season 3, Episode 20. Here’s how it goes:

As Mindy stands in front of a mirror she refers to herself as a “fat load in a tracksuit” where Sheena, played by Laverne Cox, says “That’s cold. Now, if the person in the mirror was your best friend, would be as mean to her as you [are] being to yourself?” Mindy: “No” Laverne: “Well, I got news for you. You ARE talking to your best friend. You.” “You look fine, it’s your attitude that’s terrible. We all have insecrutites we need to get over, but you need to own it. Be as confident and beautiful as any other bitch in the room.”

And that ladies and gentlemen is how I think we should all see ourselves, as our best friends. No one knows 100% about you, except for you, and that body you’re in is the only one you have. So love it, love yourself and you’ll learn to love the world around you. And I? I’m still working on that, as we all are, but I vow to love myself as long as you vow to do the same. Deal? Deal. I love you.

xoxo Anisa

Maybelline Brow Define and Fill Duo: Review & Demo | Gimmemymascara

Hello!

About 3 months ago I shared with you my thoughts and a little demo on the Loreal Brow Plumper, it’s since been my most read post and I see people are still going back to it months later! I’m so glad you’ve all enjoying that post!

And, when I saw another new brow product at the drugstore I knew I just had to test it out for you.

IMG_6194So, today I’ll be sharing with you my thoughts, a demo, and some pictures on the Maybelline Brow Define and Fill Duo by Eyestudio. I got the shade deep brown, there are 4 in total which is pretty great for a drugstore brow product, and a brow filler in general. These retail for about $10 (CAD) but I’m sure prices will vary depending on where you find yours.

Let’s start with what my brows look like when they’re brushed out, but have nothing in them.. I do thread my brows every few weeks and I have decided to keep the shape a bit fuller than I used to..

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Planner Supplies Haul & GIVEAWAY! | Gimmemymascara

Hello my loves!

I was back at Michaels this weekend and found so many adorable stickers and things that I decided I would do a planner related giveaway! I’m so glad you’re all enjoying these types of posts and videos! I will still be posting my usual beauty related content, but until then… GIVEAWAY TIME! I’ve posted a giveaway on my YouTube channel and just wanted to let you all know about it! Here are SOME of the products you can win: for more details, MORE products, and to enter, be sure to check out my Planner Supplies, Stickers, & School Supplies Giveaway! xoxo Anisa

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Kate Spade Inspired Planner Stickers Printable | Gimmemymascara

Hello my loves!

I’m so glad you’re all enjoying my planner posts and planner videos! If you’d like to see more posts like this, please do let me know and please follow my blog to see more content! Planning is so fun and I made my first sheet of homemade stickers today! When I say homemade, I mean I took a bunch of different stickers from other pages, Pinterest, blogs, Google images, ect, and fit them all on one page. I know how hard it was to find my own full sheet of girly, fun stickers so I thought some of you might find this helpful. I tried to find images that relate to Kate Spade, that’s the general theme of my planner! 🙂 Screen Shot 2015-07-11 at 10.10.35 PM

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Planner Addict Tag | Gimmemymascara

Welcome Back! I recently saw Elle Fowler and Belinda Selene create the planner addict tag, and I thought I would answer some of the questions for you here! Enjoy.
IMG_17181.) How many planners do you have/own?

I usually switch planners at the start of every school year, not calendar year, and I’ve used a planner since the first grade, you do the math. I’m pretty sure my mom has kept a few of my planners from grade school, but I’m not sure where they are right now… I do have my high school planners and the ones I’ve used since the start of University. Here’s what my planner from 2012 looks like, I was in my senior year of high school! I found this gem at PINK by Victorias Secret and we had a lovely time together. Fun Fact: I only started using the monthly view page of my planners this year, I use to find them so strange before! LOL

2.) How many planner do you actually use at one time?

One! I use my planner to eliminate stress and anxiety, having more than one would be totally counterproductive. To see the planner I’ll be using starting August 2015, click HERE.

3.) When did you first start using a paper planner?

First grade! I started real young.  Continue reading

Soap and Glory Glow Job Review and Demo | GimmeMyMascara

I feel like people really have mixed feelings about clearance racks or bins. I personally think of them as treasure boxes filled with gold. You can find some amazing products for an amazing price! I, ladies and gentlemen, found a gold token on my local drugstores clearance shelf, or shall I say a bronze token… 😉

IMG_1628I recently came across Soap and Glory’s Glow Job moisturizer with temporary self-tanner micro beads. Confused by what exactly this product was, how it would apply, and wear through the day, I thought I would give it a shot and share the results with you guys.

I came home and applied a pea sized amount into my finger tips, and starting working the product around my face and neck.

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..Maybe we’ll find clarity in those words | Gimmemymascara

Earlier today, I was re watching an old episode of One Tree Hill. This show has inspired me for years. I inspire to be a different part of each of the characters and to take what a simple TV show has shown me and live my life as that one group of friends has taught me how. This particular quote, by Haley James Scott stuck with me, and I thought I would share. As a profession writing student I too seek for answers and clarity in my writing to explain to myself the world I live in and that is why I love to write as much as I do….

What’s the point?

…I don’t know

When archaeologist uncover lost civilization and they enter these worlds that have long since been destroyed, you know what they find most often? They find stories, ancient languages, words and scriptures, from people who have been gone for thousands of years. Because chances are they, like you, wanted to know, what’s the point? And they wanted us to know they were here, they told their stories and they tried to make sense out of their lives and their worlds, and their tragedies.

..Maybe we’ll find clarity in those words, maybe we’ll find peace.

-One Tree Hill. Season 6, Episode 3.

What’s your story? xoxo Anisa

2016-2017 Kate Spade New York, Large 17 Month Planner, First Look & Review | Gimmemymascara

*NOTE: I’m so glad so many of you are still enjoying this post, years later! Thank you so much! I’ve currently ordered my NEW Kate Spade planner for the 2017-2018 school year and will be doing a post, similar to this one, with that planner so please be sure to check back soon, and follow my blog/ socials (@Gimmemymascara on EVERYTHING!) for more details and fun content! xoxo*

2016 planners are coming in and I am beyond excited! If you’ve read my About Anisa section before, you’ll know that I love my planner and I have to write down EVERYTHING. I just wouldn’t be able to remember things without it and I think the colour coordinated events and classes look so fun!

I went to Chapters the other day and found the 2016 Kate Spade planners! My 2015 planner was also by Kate Spade and I loved the size, the layout, and way I was able to organize it so I OBVIOUSLY had to pick one up! I thought I would show you all the planner, and the set up inside before I started jotting down notes and classes. *To see the sticker sheet I’ve put together to use with this planner, also Kate Spade inspired, click HERE*

Here’s what the front and back cover looks like, how fun are these?!

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My First Glossybox! Unboxing, Initial Thoughts, Final Review |Gimmemymascara

Welcome Back!

First off, sorry I went MIA for a bit, I’ve been pretty sick and definitely feeling under the weather but one thing I ALWAYS find myself doing when I’m home sick is online shopping! I decided to order my first Glossybox a few weeks ago and it just came in the mail. I thought I would photograph the process of opening my first box and share with you all what was inside, how I feel about the products, and the service in general.

IMG_1526I had ordered my box on April 28th and got my box on May 20th, assuming I would get the May box, which wasn’t the case. What I received was the April 2015 box, but in the original pink Glossybox packaging, not the limited edition box they had for most of the other April boxes, confusing, I know. Considering how late in April I ordered my box, it was kinda strange to me to get products I had seen featured on their website already. And, considering I got my APRIL box during the third week of MAY.. there is definitely some service issue that needs to be fixed. This box came to $21 USD with an addition $5 for shipping. This was the American cost, and considering I’m in Canada, I paid a total of $32.41, Canadian, which is way more than I was expecting. Regardless, I was excited to get my first box and see what this hype was all about. Here’s how it went…  Continue reading

Summer Salsa Recipe! (AKA The BEST Mango Salsa) | Gimmemymascara

Hey everyone,

I’m trying something very new today and bringing you a recipe! Today I’m going to share with you how to make an amazing summer salsa, also known as a mango salsa but with a twist, aka red and green peppers! This recipe takes a total of 15 minutes to make, you can adjust the flavours and portions to your liking, it requires no cooking, baking, or frying. Mango salsa is quick, easy, and healthy! It’s the perfect feel good snack and it works great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!  Enjoy.

For this recipe, you will need: IMG_1507

3 Mangos- Peeled, and Diced

1/3 of a Red Pepper- Diced

1/3 of a Green Pepper- Diced

The Juice of 1/4 of a Lime

3 Tablespoons of Chopped Cilantro

1 Tablespoon of Red Onion- Finely Chopped or Minced

Salt and Pepper, To Taste

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Instructions: 

Simply chop everything up, add it all to a bowl, and stir together! How much easier can you get?

Helpful Hint: When dicing your mango, simply cut around the pitt, into halves, score the mango and scoop out with a spoon.

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*This dish is best served chilled, so feel free to make this ahead of time and keep in the fridge for whenever you need a little something!

Here’s the finished product: IMG_5277

I recommend this salsa with: 

Crackers, tortilla chips, pita, In sandwiches/wraps, on toast, with some grilled chicken, steak, or even fish! It’s so versatile you can really eat it with anything, the possibilities are endless.

*I got this recipe inspiration from Mymommystyle.com but switched it up a bit to make it my own.

OH NO, this post is over! Need something else to do? Check out some other posts on Gimmemymascara.com or sit back, relax, and head over to Youtube.com/Gimmemymascara for more content! xoxo Anisa