Nightly Skin Routine

Products clockwise…

Murad Essential-C Toner $30.00

Ole Henriksen Truth Advanced Moisturizing Crème $48.00

Origins Drink Up – Intensive Overnight Mask $28.00

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum $48.00

Ole Henriksen Transforming Walnut Scrub $28.00

Fresh Black Tea Firming and De-Puffing Eye Cream $68.00 (Not in photo)

A few years ago if someone would’ve told me I would be writing a blog about my nightly skin care routine, not only would I have cried laughing. I also would’ve bet you $50 that was never going to happen. Yet here we are, the woman that in her early 20s was the girl that came home from the club and did not wash her face. I can feel the ewwwwwws and judgments from all of you at once, but this is a judgment free zone lol. Sometime last summer when the heat was at an all-time high, I made the decision to have more make up free days. I realized the only way I could do this and not look like a complete hot mess, would be to start taking my skincare routine seriously. Like most people I turned to YouTube to see what products were all the rage, I saw everything from homemade face mask to a 10 step Korean skincare routine. Which I only watched up to the fourth step, then realized I would actually have to go into a store. After what felt like 5 hours, I walked out of Sephora with a few products and yeah none of those products worked. After a couple of trial and errors, I came up with a winning combination for my skin.

First step: I start off cleansing my skin with the Murad Renewing cleansing cream. I received this as a sample and fell in love with it. I plan on purchasing the full size of this product in the upcoming days.

Second step (Alternating days): I only exfoliate my face on alternating day with the Ole Henriksen transforming walnut scrub, to remove dead skin.

Third step: After exfoliating I spray Murad Essential-C toner on a cotton pad then wipe over my entire face and neck.

Fourth step: With the tips of my fingers I apply Ole Henriksen Truth Serum in an upward motion from my neck to forehead.

Fifth step: I seal everything in with a thin layer of Ole Henriksen Truth Advanced Moisturizing Crème to my face and neck.

Sixth step: To add a little more moisture, I apply Origins Drink-up intensive overnight mask

Basically at this point it feels like my face is sliding off…..

The Seventh and final step: Recently I started applying Fresh Black Tea Firming and De-puffing Eye Cream (I’ve had a few late nights, working on a few things and needed the extra help).

*Side note I also consume 1 to 2 liters of water a day because what up put in, is just as important as what products you use…. yeah I know everyone says that but it’s true and really works*

Comment below or slide into my “DM” on instagram and tell me what products work for you….

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Life is all about balance

Hi there, it’s been a while since we last spoke. My online boutique Hazed has been up and running for a few months, and there has been some highs and lows. One of my biggest struggles would have to be, balancing my full time job and running my business. I’ve always been horrible with time management. Yup I’m that friend that’s always 15 minutes late for everything. So when it comes to balancing my two worlds it’s been a major struggle. During the launch of my store, I was 100% focused on my business. So much so, some nights I would stay up re-arranging my site to make sure that everything was perfect. But for the last few months I’ve let that focus drift to my full time job. Since my full time job funds my everyday life and also my business, it became my main focus and I didn’t realize this until someone a few days ago asked me how my business was going….. I instantly thought to myself, my business; how have I forgotten about my own business?!? I let myself get completely consumed with work and pushed my dream to the side. My life balance was completely off and I was starting to feel like my old tired self again. During my lunch break, instead of doing the daily ritual of scrolling through Instagram, I signed on to amazon (which honestly is my go to for buying mostly everything including the adidas shorts I’m wearing in these pictures) and purchased two journals. One for Hazed and the other for oh yeah kendra (my blog). For the past few days I’ve been getting up by 7:30 am every morning and spending 1 hour on everything Hazed related. From picking out pieces I think will be great for the upcoming fall/winter to planning buying trips to LA. I am also designating an hour to my blog oh yeah kendra, to plan blog content….See balance! This way I can run all aspects of my life more efficiently, because at the end of the day when your life is in balance you’re running at your best. I’m not going to say that this will be the end to this work life balance because we both know that would be a complete lie. It’s definitely something that will always be an obstacle for me. Eventually my goal is to be 100% self employed & that’s why in these early stages of everything it’s important I lay the ground work for a balanced life, so my business can truly be successful.

Kimono Top : Zara (Sale) Shorts : Adidas

Blending in and Standing out

As you may know by now, I launched my online boutique Hazed and for the past month it’s been my main focus. I spend majority of my free time working on my boutique, so much I put blogging on the back burner. I got into the mind set of designing a web site and curating merchandise for my boutique that would appeal to everyone, and kinda lost my creativity. So I made a decision to not to sell pieces that were safe and easy, but to sell pieces that would not necessarily be a go to for most but would be great additions to anyone’s wardrobe and to use my blog as a platform to show how to style the pieces in your everyday life(you know two birds one stone). *side note have you guys noticed my new found love of crop tops? Keep an eye out for them on @shophazed*

Long time coming…

This has been a long time coming, a couple of years back when I first started my blog I also was in the beginning stages of starting a online clothing boutique. Unfortunately the job that I had at the time was extremely stressful and It was causing me to become unhappy with my life. I had no time for friends or family and the people I did see weren’t people with any true substance. Except for a couple that to this day I still communicate with through Instagram, but anyway back to the subject at hand. One morning without even thinking I quit my job and this quickly put a halt on me starting my business. It took me a few months to find a new job and once I did the motivation to start my business was lost. Now fast forward two years later while sitting at home on a Friday night watching TV, I thought to myself once again am I truly happy at this current point in life and the answer was no. So I grabbed my phone and started an Instagram page,then an email address,then a square space and then BOOM! Hazed was born. My company Hazed which is named after one of my all-time favorite Jimi Hendrix songs purple haze.The feeling the song gives me, wanting to dance around carelessly, is the same felling I want to portray in the clothing I sell. For now there’s only a few pieces up on the site but over the next few months I plan on being fully stocked.

I’m excited for this new chapter my life where I can have full financial and creative control. Also enjoy waking up and doing what I do truly love shopping but with a purpose. But don’t worry this won’t take away from my regular blog post ,this just means you are going to see a lot more of me. The dress I’m wearing in this post is on my site!!! , Head over and check out what I have created at www.shophazed.com .

Born in the wrong decade

As long as can remember, I’ve had a feeling that I’ve was born in the wrong decade and missed the golden age of the 70s. I am completely in love with the disco era, from the music to the fashion. One of all time favorite artist is the legendary Jimi Hendrix, yes ladies and gentlemen Jimi. He has been setting my sole on fire since I was 15 and you through I didn’t realize it tell later in life as so my fashion sense.Who doesn’t love a high waisted long wide leg pant ?!? It makes you look taller then life. 70s influence can be seen in all of my everyday looks, whether it’s a high waist jeans,band T-shirts or big glam hair. What did decade do you identify with? And where do you grab your style influence from?

Straight out the jungle…

Top:Zara / Jeans: H&M / Booties: Zara / Bag: Zadig et Voltaire

As spring approaches and South Florida’s weather gets back to normal ( so tired of the fake winter we’ve been having for the past few months), I’m staring to incorporate bold colors and patterns into my daily wardrobe. I don’t know if it was the time off or my trip to Medellín, but I’ve definitely been inspired to wear idgf outfits. I feel like in the past I was afraid to wear outfits that were to outside the box in fear that I would get those “wtf was she thinking” stares, but now I could careless. The bolder, the brighter, the better, because honestly #icantkillmyself2018. I’m not going to stump my creativity for the sake of the Florida “norm”.

Where It All Started…

At the beginning of the year I set a few goals for myself, (wouldn’t call them resolutions, mainly because those never really stick). The goals I set for myself were, to travel more internationally, start something I’ve been wanting to do for 3 years now( more info on this coming soon), read more books, and be less petty( this is the hardest one of all lol). I’m happy to say as we come to the close of the second month in 2018, side note* (can you believe one that it’s 2018?!? and two that we’re almost three months in ?!? 🤔). Back to what I was saying… now as February comes to a close, I’ve marked 2 things off the goal list. Back in the early part of January, a friend of mine mentioned they were going to Medellín,Colombia for a few days and asked if I wanted to come along. Now if this was last year I would have found every excuse why I couldn’t or shouldn’t go, but this time without thinking I said yes. I can truly say it was the best decision I’ve made, and would love to visit this magical city again but I’ve been bit by the travel bug and I have a few more countries I would like to visit before heading back for a round two. Make sure to follow me on instagram @ohyeahkendra ( shame on you if you not… I’m judging you so hard!) that way you can keep up with my up coming travel adventures and crazy/entertaining every day life.The photos in this post,are photos I took while visiting a neighborhood located in the hills of Medellín, which has become a tourist destination, you can walk though the neighborhood to reach the top of the hill and see majority of Medellín. Throughout the path to the top residents have setup store fronts and shops where visitors can purchase food,water,and souvenirs. This way the money goes directly to the people and not to the government( honest they got enough of my money). I definitely recommend visiting Medellín at least once in your life but just make sure you brush up on you Spanish.