Mental health!

Hey my lovey readers it has been awhile I’m soo sorry about that but I’m back.

Let’s talk about mental health because it truly sucks! Am I right?  I have been suffering with aniexty and depression almost my whole life, it doesn’t seem to get easier.   As I got older I felt that it has gotten way worse.

People think having depression is your just sad but there is way more to depression then being sad.  Having depression is not fun and it’s exhausting. I find myself always sleeping or crying and not being able to explain why.   People who are dealing with depression understand the daily struggle and how it effects us each and everyday.

Now aniexty is even more exhausting then being depressed you feel like your on edge all the time and can’t handle life sometimes. I know there are days I am to scared to even go outside that day.  One day I had to take an Uber 5mins away from my house which I’ve done a bunch of times but this time was different.  I ended up being alone in the Uber and having a panic attack because I was so scared and nervous.  People who do not suffer do not understand how we feel. 

Having both makes me not want to get out of bed somedays or  do anything that day.  Life becomes very hard when feeling the way we do. There’s day’s I feel completely useless or worthless as a person or even as a mother. There’s day’s I feel like I shouldn’t be alive. But then I have those good days when I feel I am on-top of the world.

Having mental health isn’t fun and it sucks but we learn to cope with it and deal with it throughout our lives. I’ve been on pills for over a year now and they do help because without them I wouldn’t be able to function at all. Also it’s important to have a great support system because without one you will feel your all alone in this struggle. Make sure you have a creative outlet, for example writing in a notebook, doing a puzzle or even colouring something that will relax your mind. Lastly go see your doctor and don’t be ashamed you need help because remember your not the only one going through this.

Mental health is hard and exhausting but remember your not alone suffering there are millions of others just like you and me. Your doing the best you can with what your dealing with and don’t be scared to ask for help when you need it because there’s someone out there dealing with what you are.

You are beautiful. You are strong. You can do it. Always remember you are not alone.

Until next time.

Xox Simply Jenny Xox

Let’s Talk About Periods!

Hello Lovelies!

Let’s get into the nitty gritty of periods and the products I love to use. As all women would know periods are not fun and very uncomfortable especially in the summer. A lot of the time when I am on my period I love to just lay on the couch in my comfy clothes with a blanket and watch movies all day. What are some of the ways you cope with your periods?

I use to think because I got my period when I was 10 years old I wouldn’t have it when I was 20 years old.. well that didn’t happen I am now 30 years old and still have it. My period is still here and in full force, also it comes whenever it feels like it. I have now for a year now started tracking it on an app called period tracker which is really accurate and is awesome. You all should check it out if your like me and always forget about when it is going to come.

My daughter would kill me if she ever read this but she is 9years old and going to be getting her period soon because her body is changing. It is a scary time for me because my little baby is getting bigger. I am grateful that products have evolved since I was a kid. I remember when I first got my period we only had those big chunky pads that everyone could see through you pants. It was HORRIBLE!!! who feels the same?

Now let’s talk about the amazing products out there that I love and have been using for years. The best company I have ever used is Always.

My favorite Always products are the Always Infinity pads. I cant live without these awesome pads they are my life savers during my period. You honestly don’t feel them there and they come in a bunch of different sizes. When my daughter starts her period I will most defiantly be buying her this brand because they are very thin and very comfortable. Also you don’t see them through your pants like the big chunky ones I use to use when I was younger. I use the night time ones just for extra protection but all of them are amazing. Now I use the unscented ones because that is just me but its what you prefer.

The next product I like to tell you about is their Always cotton pads. I bought a couple boxes of them because I am all up for trying new things and natural products. They are soft and also very thin. I really like them and will be buying them again in the future. Let me know if you have tried them.

The next product I love buy Always brand is their thin panty liners. I have been using these liners for years and I love them. My daughter also loves using them too she always requests me to buy them for her because she can’t feel them. They are very thin and good for discharge or your light days on your period. Also I buy unscented in those to.

Another brand I have tired in panty liners is an all natural brand which isn’t to bad. They are a little bit thicker and don’t stick as well. They did their job and they weren’t that bad I did like them. If you are looking for a cheap natural brand you should check this brand out. The band is called Wow cotton. I bought them on amazon and shipped really fast.

Now that I told my favorite brands let me know what ones you like and what ones you don’t like. I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions.

This blog is not sponsored by any of these brands even those if I was that would be so awesome I just wanted to share some of the amazing products they have and I love.

Until next time….

Xox Simply Jenny Xox

Review on Boxy Charm June2020

Hello Lovelies.. I hope you are having a wonderful day so far and soaking up all this nice weather we are having in Canada.

First up is the KylieSkin foaming face wash..

I am excited to get this because I have been wanting to try this product for a long time. I have heard mixed reviews on her skin care line so I would love to make my own reaction on it. The packaging is really simple but pretty. It is one of those products I would see and say “oh that’s pretty I’m going to buy it” I know I’m not the only one who has done that. The bottle itself is very simple with pretty pink writing and a very decent size. It has a nice pump which I like a lot and its easy to use. As for the smell it doesn’t have a strong scent, it is very very light which I like with my face washes. So all together with the look and scent of it I will give it about 8.5/10. This is my rating without trying it yet.

Next up is the Laura Gellar multitasking eye lip cheek palette.

The look of it is sleek and simple, black with white writing. It is a hard plastic and pretty good weight. The pan sizes are a decent size and it comes with a mirror. As for the colours they are very natural. It says it goes from cream to powered. The Pink colour which is for the cheek and lips does not feel the best. It is very waxy and not that pigmented. The brown colour is the same as the pink colour but not pigmented at all. My favorite one is the highlighter very nice colour and not waxy at all. Overall I would give this palette a 4/10, it is not my favorite at all.

Lets talk about setting spray.. so I got the Smashbox photo finish setting spray.. The box is just black with a picture of the bottle on it. Personally i have not tried this setting spray before. My favorite one is the urban decay all nighter but I am up for trying a new one. The bottle size is a decent size for setting spray and it will last a long time. the bottle is a grayish silver colour with black lid. It sprays out really nice you would probably need one spray. The smell isn’t the nicest spray but it doesn’t seem to linger. Overall this seems like a decent setting spray the true test is the wear test. For look and feel I will give it a 9/10.

Next product is the Tula Skincare glow & get it cooling and brightening eye balm. Off the bat I love the packaging colour it is a beautiful blue. The box is a nice soft box and feels awesome. This product doesn’t have all the bad stuff that will make your skin breakout. When you open up the box inside is yellow. The eye balm is in a tube with the same blue as the box and white writing. Very eye appealing to look at or have on your washroom counter. The balm is also a light blue and smells a little bit like mint which makes sense because it is a cooling eye balm. I am excited to try it out when I get the chance. For look and smell I give it a 10/10.

Last but not least is the KABCosmetics lip liner and lip gloss. The package is white with holographic lettering. It is a sleek and very simple look which is always nice. I have never tried this product or company before. The gloss and liner are really pretty colours that I would wear probably all the time lol. The liner is a little bit darker then the gloss and looks very creamy. I don’t use a lot of lip liners but I am excited to try this one out. The gloss is really nice also, it smells amazing. If I would to describe the smell I would say it smells like a vanilla cupcake. The applicate is really big and good to just swipe on. I would give this for look and smell a 10/10.

Overall I would give my whole box a 9.5/10. Some products I didn’t like and some I did but that will always be how it is. Let me know what you think of my box and what you got? Also tell me if you have tired any of these products before and if you liked them.

Until next time…..Bye!

Xox Simply Jenny Xox

My Favorite Skin Care Products 🛒

Hello Lovelies💕

Today I would love to tell you about some of the skin care products that I have been using and loving. Most of them are very affordable and most of you will know exactly what these products are. I would love for you to tell me what products you have been using that you cant live without!!

Frist product is my face wash.. I’ve been using the clean and clear morning burst. I use to use this as a teenager and I don’t know why I stopped because it is amazing. Also very affordable I buy the duo pack with the night time wash which we will talk about later. The scent is very refreshing and wakes me right up. You honestly don’t need to spend $100s on face wash because their are amazing cheaper products out there that work just as well. Let me know if you have tired this before and how you like it.

Second Product I use after I wash my face is the Clean and Clear lemon exfoliating slices. These are so good and they smell fresh. Also so cute they are shaped like lemons. These little pads feel amazing and i feel like they get deep into my skin which is amazing. They most defiantly work for my skin but everyone is different. Again these are very affordable and you can get them at Walmart. it is worth a try if your looking for something new to try. let me know id you have tried it and what your thoughts are on them.

Third product again is Clean and Clear lemon juice toner. I like this product because after I use the exfoliating slices my face goes red and this helps with my redness also gets out all the yucky. it doesn’t smell as nice but it truly works. it tones my face and I feel fresh and refreshed at this point in my skincare routine. It is sold at Walmart and also very affordable. Like I said you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to get amazing products that you will love. i would 100% use this product over and over again. If you have tired this let me know and tell me what you think if you like or not?

Fourth product is my moisturizer the one I use is the Tarte Baba Bomb. I am in love with is cream. I have tired so many different ones before I found this one. It is amazing and leaves my skin soft all day until night time. It is thick so it is good for winter and summer. If you are looking for a good cream check this one out. I bought mine at Sephora and I do not regret at all. I wills be using this cream forever that’s how much i love it. Please try it you will not regret it at all.

Fifth is my eye product because I do not sleep good because of my mental health so this has been my life saver and extremely affordable. It is the ordinary caffeine solution. This is the best eye product I have ever used. My eyes are always are puffy and have dark circles because of lack of sleep. I use this every morning after my cream and it really helps. If you are like me you should try it I promise you that you will love it as much as I do. If you have tried it let me know and what you think.

That was all my morning routine.. Yes I know its a lot lol but it all works for me and I love it all. Now lets talk about my nighttime routine.

First up for my nighttime routine is my face wash. I use Clean and Clear night relaxing deep cleaning face wash. I love the smell and honestly it does relax me after I use it. In the summer you skin needs something that will calm it down at night because you are outside in the sun all day. It is really gentle on the skin and feel great. Leaves my skin nice and soft after its nice and washed. Again and I feel like I’m repeating myself but it is very affordable.

Last but not least I use a night time recovery sleeping mask. The one I use is the Dr. Brandt hydro biotic recovery sleeping mask. Now this one isn’t really affordable but it really helps with my redness in my face. Also it makes my face feel so amazing in the morning, it helps so much. I really like this sleeping mask because it is light and really works. If you get the chance to buy this product you should truly try it. If you get redness in your face like I do it will totally help you trust me.

Now that I have shared my favorite products I have been using let me know what products you have been using and what ones you love.

until next time…Bye

Xox Simply Jenny Xox

Covid19 and how it is affecting my family.

Hey Lovely people sorry it has been so long since I wrote a post last. It has been crazy around my house and I’ve been trying to work on my mental health the past few months. I got to say I have missed writing for all you lovely people out there.

Lets talk about what is happening in this sad sad world. I would like to say I hope everyone is staying safe and keeping their distance from people. I am sorry to everyone who has lost someone close to them because of this awful sickness. I personally don’t know anyone who has been affected by Covid19.

Personally because of my mental illness it has been very hard to keep it under control. I honestly take it day by day and just breath through it all. I got lucky because I have a very good support system, my beautiful daughter is always there to make me laugh and smile. My lovely fiancé is there to hold me when I cry or come wherever I need to go. While my problems are getting under control I have a 9 year old daughter who is struggling hard with all this scariness going on in the world.

My daughter is going through a lot lately. She has been out of school since March and not going back until September. She hasn’t seen her friends since school ended and is to scared to go out to the stores. She is really struggling with all of this because it is scaring her. On top of everything going on her body is starting to change which is also scary for her. She has become more emotional and moody. (YAY! for me.) Somedays she just has break downs and cries yelling at hate coronavirus. It has got to be hard on all of our kids because they don’t understand and because they are stuck in the house. It is even harder on her because she is an only child and has no playmate other then the adults in my house. I feel for her and all the kids out there in this world.

Then we watch the news to see what’s happening in the other countries and my heart just breaks for them all. When we all think it is getting better we get hit with another wave of this crap. On top of Covid19 we have the Black lives Matter movement. What is happening out there in the world that we live in. When is all this horror going to finally end. My hands can not handle all the washing and sanitizer they are suffering from dryness like everyone else out there. And of course we wear masks when we go to stores which makes me hot as hell lol.

I want to talk about masks for a second. I know everyone doesn’t want to wear them because they thing maybe they will look stupid or they will look ugly but always remember you are beautiful inside and out. ” I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains”. -Anne Frank

Anyways Bye for Now

xoxo Simply Jenny xoxo

Being a mom is hard….

Hello lovelies

Motherhood is the most rewarding and the hardest job ever. We all try to be the most perfect mother’s out there but no one is perfect.

Moms are the heads of families without moms nothing would get done. My mom is my best friend. We have a good relationship and I hope my daughter and I have the same relationship.

I try so hard to be her mother and be someone she can come to with all her problems. I’ve never loved anyone the way I love my daughter she has made me a better person.

As a mother struggling with aniexty and depression everyday I try to make it through the day for her. Us mother’s would do anything for our kids even through its killing us inside. Our beautiful blessings are the reasons we push to do better to care and love no matter what.

A lot of times we may doubt ourselves that we are failing as moms or that we are messing up our kids. I know I have doubted if I’m being the best I can. We as mother’s should judge each other less and stand together. Be there for each other because we are all going through the same feelings.

We are tired, stressed and just beat from doing all we can or need to do to make sure the people we love have everything they need. We put everyone before ourselves but sometimes to be an awesome mom we need to unplug. We need to have some time to ourselves.

Grab your friends or yourself and have some you time to unwind. Do something for yourself because being a mom is hard. I know that without some of my friends in my life I couldn’t do it. Us moms need to help each other when we are in need. If you need a nap because you haven’t slept in days I will be there to watch the kids so you can nap.

We need to pamper ourselves, get your nails done or do your hair. Maybe take a nice hot bath with a good book. Have a glass of wine and just unwind. I love being a mother but somedays I need to be by myself and do something for me. Don’t feel like your being selfish because you beautiful women are not. You need to think of your mental health to be that awesome mom you are.

Motherhood is the hardest job ever don’t let anyone tell you different.

Until next time..xoxo

Simply Jenny

Hello Beauty🙋

Hello lovelies

Let’s talk about beauty because everyone looks at beauty differently. Some believe you can only be beautiful if you have make up done and their hair looking amazing. Some believe beauty is from the inside not the outside.

Well what I think is beauty is how you see it. I believe if you see yourself as a beautiful person then that should be all that matters. We all think beauty is what society makes you believe.

Society makes people believe you have to be tall, skinny and model like to be beautiful but beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. I think beauty is from within yourself, you have to truely love yourself and be confident in who you are. No one is perfect but the flaws we have make us who we are.

Some people are beautiful for their mind or their hearts not what they look like. Some of the most beautiful people could have the worst personality which makes them not so beautiful.

I’ve always taught my daughter that beauty is what you feel not what others see. We as woman need to lift each other up not put each other down. Stand together as woman in all shapes, all sizes and all races to show that no matter who you are or what you look like you are beautiful.

We all try to be something we are not because that’s what people want us to be. But one thing I’ve grown to learn that being yourself is beautiful. Being unique and weird is better then trying to be someone your not. Just be yourself. Believe it or not my beautiful 8 year old daughter taught me that being different doesn’t make you ugly.

I found a quote from coco chanel that I thought was something people should see and live by.

” Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself” -Coco Chanel

Just be yourself and don’t worry what other people think or say about you.

Thats all for now my beautiful people stand tall and be beautiful.

Until next time ….

Xox Simply Jenny xox

Happy Mother’s Day 🌷💐

Heyy lovely readers today is mother’s day and I’d love to wish all this wonderful hardworking mother’s out there an amazing day!

As a mom myself I know that how hard it is some days to be a mom and how tiring motherhood could be. But as hard and tiring it can be, it is the most rewarding job you could ever have. I would never change being a mom for anything. My daughter is the light of my life, she is the reason I get up every morning and fight through my aniexty/depression. Everyone asks me what is your greatest accomplishment well mine is being a mother to the most beautiful little girl ever!

I believe that mother’s sometimes don’t get credit they deserve. Without mother’s I don’t believe that life would run as smoothly as it does. A mother has the most unconditional love ever. No matter what your do or say we will always love you.

When I was born I was 1month early and only weighed 2lbs. My mom was strong and took amazing care of me. She had stayed home with me up until I was 5 or 6 and never left my side. She has always done what she feels was best for me and my two brothers no matter how much we hated or loved it. Growing up we didn’t always have the newest toys or the most money but my parents never left us without anything.

Growing up I gave my mom and dad a lot of headache as a teen. But no matter how mad I made them or how much I made my beautiful mother cry she never gave up on me. Now that I am a mother myself I understand why they would do or say things I hated. It was all to protect me and make me a better person. Mother’s put up with so much that would couldn’t imagine.

I grew up with both mom and dad but I have soo much respect for the single parents out there. Single parents give meaning to parenthood. They raise their kid or children all by themselves without help. So a special happy mother’s day to you beautiful people.

So I would love to wish all of you beautiful ladies a Happy Mother’s Day 🌷 I would also like to wish those single dad’s who are both dad and mom an amazing day too.

Until next time…bye

XoX Simply Jenny XoX

Make up days!!

Heyy my fellow readers!! Hope your having a wonderful day so far! My day has been alright except it is very gloomy here in Canada, lots of rain lately. I would like to talk about light make up days!!

I like light make up days because it doesn’t take very long and your giving your skin a little bit of a break but still looking good. Sometimes my face needs a nice break from wearing make up all the time but I want to look nice still.

So here is some of the things I do on my light make up days.

I wash my face like normal and put on cream to make my face nice and soft. Then I will put on a light eye shadow or even just a shimmer to give a little sparkle for the day. Once I have done that, I put in either a black liner on the lid or a coloured liner. Then some mascara and waterline eyeliner. After I’m done my eyes I will put a little powder on my face. For my lips I’d either just wear a nice Chapstick or a gloss to give a shine.

That’s it for my light make up days no foundation or blush or highlighter. It may sound pretty plain but sometimes I need a break from putting on so much on my face and it also is quicker to get ready in the morning. (Especially as a mom)

Let me know what you lovely ladies do for your light make up days, I would love to hear it💙

Well until next time.. bye loves!

XoX Simply Jenny XoX

Loving These Products !!💋💄

Hey lovely readers! I hope you lovely people are having a good day/night!! I would love to share with you some of the products I have been loving lately!!😍

First product I am going to start with is the Too Faced Hangover primer.

I have been using this hangover primer for maybe a month now and I really love it!! It is very moisturizing on my skin and feel great. I like the smell too. I recommend trying this product if you are looking for a good primer!! Let me know if you have tried it and what you have thought!

Product number two is another primer that I use to switch it up is Tarte Base Tape.

I loveeee this product so much, on top of being amazing it also smells sooooo amazing. It makes your face feel really nice and hydrating. It also held my foundation in place which I really loved. I truly and honestly recommend this amazing product. If you have tried it please let me know your thoughts on it. Did you love it or hated it?

On to the third product I have been using and love, it is the pur festival palette.

Look at those colours!!!! You can do a nice neutral day look, a fun funky look or an extra night look! The colours are so beautiful and creamy.. I have been using this pallet all the time since I got it last month. I love it, I have done a few different kind of looks with it. The colours are very pigmented which is really good. I recommend you trying this pallet and tell me what you think.

The fourth product is another pallet, it is the Too Faced Tickled Peach.

This pallet is cute and has some really nice colours in it. The eye shadows are so creamy and shimmery I love them. I’ve used this pallet a few times and gotten some great looks out it. The other awesome thing about this pallet it smells so good which is a plus for me!! You can also throw this pallet in your bag and take it with you if you are traveling. The case is metal which will protect it in your travel bag. I recommend you lovely people to try it out and if you have tell me what you think.

The fifth product is my favour blush I have ever used and it is the Tarte Amazonian Clay blush.

This amazing blush is so creamy and gives you the perfect amount of colour on your cheeks. It also last you so long, I have had mine for months and it doesn’t even look like I made a dent in it. They have a lot of different shades in this awesome blush. I recommend you getting yourself this blush and if you do please tell me if you love it as much as I do!!

The sixth I have been using and loving is the Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray.

Now I know a lot of people love this setting spray and that is why I just had to try it. It was worth every penny I spent on it. The spray smells so good and doesn’t leave those drops on your face which is a plus. You really only need one or two sprays on your face. I used it and my make up honestly didn’t move at all which is amazing.. I loved it and I know you will too! I really recommend you trying this and let me know what you feel.

The seventh and last product I’ve been using that I love is the Chapstick hydration 3in1 lip balm.

I don’t know about you but my lips have been so dry lately that this lip balm has been a life saver. I use it in the mornings and right before bed. It says total hydration it means toal hydration! It is so creamy on your lips, you can also put it on then put a matte lipstick to keep your lips soft. It also last a long time on your lips. I recommend you buy it and try it. Let me know what you feel about it and if you suffer from dry lips like me.

There are some of the products I’ve been loving lately, I hope you love some of these products too!!! I would love to know your thoughts and opinions about some you love and tried. Even some products you recommend I should try.

Until next time…bye

XoX Simply Jennie XoX