Monday, September 15, 2014

Giveaway Time!!!

Hey guys!
I'm so stoked for this post because it's a GIVEAWAY!!! I recently reached 200 followers on my bloglovin, and that is absolutely amazing for me! So here's the good stuff!

Prize: Your choice of a NYX palette (Natural, Adorable, or Smokey) and Your choice of a MAC Lipstick!



Nitty Gritty: 
  1. Giveaway runs from 9/15/14 to 10/6/14
  2. United States Residents Only!!! I'm so sorry if you're international, but shipping is really expensive!
  3. If you're under 18, please get your parents permission to enter as I will be needing an address!
  4. Winners will be picked on 10/7/14 using random.org! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway
So I hope that you guys enter this giveaway and are as excited as I am about this! Also, I haven't tried the NYX palettes, so I can't give an opinion on which is best, but if you win and want lipstick suggestions I'm all yours! 
-Sisi

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Inspirational Quotes of the Week #15

Hi guys!
So I have another inspirational quotes of the week post for you today! I know it's been a while since my last one, but I've been super busy lately and I couldn't write one! Also, all of these pics are from pintrest, and if you'd like to follow me on pintrest, you can click here!



This is just a really adorable winnie the pooh quote that has an amazing message! I think that especially in that teenager/young adult stage people are so worried about fitting in, but standing out is even better and more amazing!


I love this quote because it's kind of the inspiration behind my blogs! I want to live the life that I want to live, and inspire you to live your greatest and best life! 



I think a lot of people get stuck in the victim mentality or they put themselves down thinking about how they aren't good or aren't successful, but that same effort could be put towards something great and productive!

So I'd like to say that I'm going to start making these a weekly thing like they were first intended, but the truth is I'm probably not going to. ...But I will say that I'll try and do them more often! Because these really are some of my favorite posts to write! Let me know in the comments what your thoughts on these quotes are an what your favorite quotes are!
-Sisi

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Many Ways To Crack Your Back

Hi guys!
I have had back pain for a while now, originally from cheerleading, but now due to bad posture because of my shoulder surgery and recovery. I thought that I'd do a post on the many ways to crack your back because I have done it all and I've found ways that help a lot!

If You're Alone...

1) Foam Roller
Lie on your back, placing the foam roller under your spine. If you have long hair, tie it up because it is very painful if it gets tugged and caught in between the roller and floor! Then put your feet on the ground and use that to roll yourself on the roller! It's pretty much common sense! This works well (for me at least) on my mid back, but not so well on the upper back because the shoulder blades affect the pressure and make it harder to get some satisfying pops!

2) Shoulder Blade Squeeze
This is for a very specific area... Right between your shoulder blades! This is slightly harder and more painful, but the more you do it, the better and easier it gets! So clasp your hands behind your back and pull away from your body! You might get a few cracks in your upper back! 

3) Spinal Twists
There are two variations to this... the seated and the lying down. For the seated, you basically just twist your body to the side trying to lengthen your back and release any tension in the mid to lower back. If you're doing it lying down, lie down with both legs straight. Then bring one knee to your chest, and twist, bringing your knee to the opposite side (on the ground) and turning your head the other way. Personally, I do the sitting one more frequently, but they both work well!

If You've Got a Partner

1) Walk on the Back
This sounds scary, but it really isn't! You need someone at least 90 pounds to step on your back. Tell them to step side to side on the upper to mid back, trying to be careful on the lower back because it's softer and there's no rib cage as a barrier there! 

2) Push on the Back
The typical "cracking of the back". You'll lie on the ground (face down). You're partner will put their hands on either side of your spine starting at the top! They'll ask you to breathe in, and when you exhale, they'll push in and up, cracking the vertabrae! It's uncomfortable at first, but soon you and your partner will find the pressure that works and it'll feel amazing!

3) Sit on the Back
This one sounds bizarre, but it's what I've been using the most. If you want your upper back cracked, but stepping or pushing freaks you out, you'll lie on the ground face down. Your partner will sit on your back, facing your legs. They'll shift their weight back and forth, and that'll crack your back! My dad does this to me all the time because the other methods freak him out and although it sounds awkward, it works extremely well!

So those are the ways that I crack my back and what works the best for me! If you have upper back pain, I'd say you should definitely try it with a partner because sometimes you can't target that spot yourself! Let me know how you crack your back in the comments and I'll see you in my next post!
-Sisi

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wisdom Teeth Experience & Advice!

Hi guys!
So a while back I did a wisdom teeth vlog showing my recovery that first week after they were pulled out, but this video is more on the what happened from the pre op to the recovery! I hope you enjoy it! Also, if you want to see that first vlog, click here!



So I hope you enjoyed this video! If it was useful for you, please give it a thumbs up! I promise the shoulder one is coming soon, but I'm just waiting until next week (9/18) because that's when I get cleared by my surgeon! Also, please subscribe to my channel and follow my blog (giveaway once I get 6 more blog followers!)
-Sisi

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What Secret Blogging Means To Me

Hey guys!
So I recently did a Pros and Cons of Being a Secret Blogger post and a I'm Not a Secret Blogger Anymore post, and it dawned on me that I never fully specified what my definition of a secret blogger was, and I thought that it was something important to address today! 

First off, I want to say that I read an article on Anonymous Blogging and it freaked the heck outta me! If you've read that post and think that's what I am, I'm really sorry! Okay, so I am a real person. What you see is what you get and online I'm completely the same person that I am in real life! This is not a different persona that I'm portraying online. This is really me! I'm also, obviously, not a very good anonymous blogger because I make videos and post pictures and use social media all the time. I want to be as real with all of you guys as I can possibly be because it's those relationships between me and you that mean the world to me and I couldn't and would never want for it to be false. 

Next, my definition of a "secret blogger!" I honestly thought that I made this clear, but then I searched "secret blogger" and got that darned wikipedia article and though I should share with you guys what I meant. So by "secret blogging" I meant that the blogging portion of my life was completely separate from the personal side of my life. That the people who knew me in real life (for the most part) didn't know about my blog. And it works both ways too! You guys don't get to be in every aspect of my life, and my friends and family don't either! But once again, I'm still being me! That's just separate parts of me.

I think that this might have been the most confusing and gramatically incorrect post I've ever written, but that's okay! I'll probably edit this tomorrow or later tonight, but I wanted to get it up ASAP because it was important for me to make that distinction clear! Also, don't forget to follow my blog on bloglovin if you aren't already, because we need 8 more followers before I do a giveaway!
-Sisi

Monday, September 8, 2014

Mondays Suck

So as I'm writing this, my parents are out of the house at a school thing for me, while I'm stuck at home babysitting my siblings, doing physics and english homework, with a sore stomach. I'm officially convinced that Mondays suck.

Today should have been an easy day for me because I only had two classes (spanish and pre calculus) and I had a ton of breaks! But instead, I was stuck with tons of homework (for pre calc, ap physics, european history, and english). I finished some of it at school (at least the pre calc and euro), but I was stuck with physics and english for home. I spent literally probably over 3 hours today alone on homework and I still haven't done my english homework yet. Mondays suck.

And right now I'm typing this out, hunched over, with a cup of mint tea trying to calm my stomach. I felt fine all day, then right after I ate dinner (rice, chicken, and tofu) it has been sore and upset and just horrible. I have no clue exactly what caused this. I would suspect the dinner made me sick, but I really don't know.

So that leaves me where I'm at right now. I've been running to the bathroom every ten minutes, and probably twice since I started this post, and trying to study for my pre calculus test tomorrow and write an essay for english.

Mondays suck.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Madi With A Blog

Hey guys!
So my sister, Madison, has recently started "blogging!" I put it in quotations, as she is speaking and I'm transcribing it for her as she's only 6 and can't type yet. It's called Madi With A Blog and it's on everything and anything, but written from a 6 year old's perspective! Both Madi and I would love for you to check out and possibly follow her blog! We're going to try post daily for you guys :D


So I really hope you check it out! You can go to http://www.madiwithablog.blogspot.com or click here, to see it and if you'd like to follow it on bloglovin, click here!
-Sisi