Mood Board: Cutting the Curls

I walked in to work, my coworker is sitting on a sofa sipping her coffee, looks up at me and yells “Good Morning Millie, your hair looks fabulous! Hey, I’m liking this spirit, give me all the compliments, I’ll take them wherever I get them.
I’ve been trying very hard to stay away from heat, it’s tempting. I failed this week. But in my defense, I did really well for two months. I’ve also been thinking about cutting it, mostly to re-shape the way my curls fall.
I’ve been debating if I should get a Deva Cut, since I keep hearing great things about it. You know what it’s time to just go do it and stop talking about it and just go do it. The price is so steep though.. but if I can spend almost $200 on things like camera equipment and a phone bill, I can invest in my looks.

Mood Board: Setting Goals

I’ve been journaling for many years.
I have notebooks packed with feelings, goals, pictures and so much more from 5th grade up. I’m always scribbling around, and especially making lists.  I can’t even watch television without having a pen and paper near me.
Now that I carry around my iPad Pro with me everywhere, I find myself loving it even more. I don’t have to carry endless markers and cool gel pens with me. I’ve always been a doodler, and maybe it’s time I start sharing these things with you guys.
Hopefully you guys can understand my sloppy chicken scratch handwriting. This mood board is all about goals. Starting small.. little reminders… it’s time to get started.

Muchos besos!
💜,Minx

Mood Board: July 2016 Wants

  I need a huge change.  I have a list of things I want to do, career wise, travel, love life, creating, etc. I have so much on my plate, sometime even something as simple as walking into an apartment that doesn’t feel  like “home”  can be a bummer.  I want to be able to walk into a space that not only reflects my personality, but inspires me to create and grow. I need a refresher,. Though my goal living space is huge artistic loft (which I’m no where close  to) a girl can still dream. I’ve been slowly throwing away a lot of materialistic crap, that are just taking up space. it doesn’t need to be there, so out to the trash it goes. I try to tell myself, everything I own has a home, and though staying tidy ism’t always  easy ( many artistic persons are messy) I think I’m slowly getting better.

I love white furniture, it gives the illusion of more open space. I have a quirk for funky furniture, because you still need that one piece to stand out, and scream “look at me!” A closet organized is a women’s fantasy come true, I just adore all the  little storage boxes  pictured above. (Remind me to buy some of those) and I would forever have a love for succulents and cacti. I would really love to have my own mini garden Right now it doesn’t seem like the best thing to do, since i barely have any windows or outdoor space, but soon.. I’ll make it happen. For now, I’ll just have to swoon every time I pass a flower shop.

This mood board is in influencing me to get to work,  not only to keep saving up for my dream spot, but to make the same you’re currently in, your own. A safe haven.

Mood Board No.6: Hire Me!

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Ay, another Mood Board… this one is number 6. (See Mood Board No.5 Here) I started these so I can visually start showing whatever I was feeling or going through at the moment, and this one is no exception. I’ve been breaking my back lately trying to find a new job. I’ve been hunting for a while now, and this point it seems like the Craigslist’s ads just all jumble up together, the applications for companies all look the same, and my phone has been dry as ever. Funds keep getting lower and lower and the stress seems to keep escalating. I barely sleep, in front of the computer just looking and looking. My nights seem to end at like 7 in the morning, but only because  my eyes can’t handle the brightness of the screen anymore.

You know that feeling where you are so exhausted that you start to get a bit hyper and ridiculous? The moment where you are almost delusional and just keep laughing?

That was me just about yesterday, I’m laughing at myself while texting a friend, I joke with a friend telling her I need a moment of silence for my job hunting skills. I found the conversation pretty funny, and ended up posting it online, just for the hell of it.2minxinxAll of a sudden I have so many followers on Instagram telling me were I should I apply, where is hiring, names to use as recommendations, and so much more! It was overwhelming and amazing all at the same time. I’m usually the type to never ask for help, but this time I was more than grateful for it.

I started applying for all the new places that were mentioned, and so far the results have been great. I have three interviews set up, and I’m more than ecstatic to at least get to this part of of the job hunting process.

I usually do pretty damn well if I do say so myself, when it comes to interviews, so that part I’m not worried about.

Well, I know this Mood Board has been more personal than the rest, but you know what.. so what. I have to admit I’m super grateful for those who are in my online community. I know the internet can usually be considered mean, or ridiculous due to the cyber bullying, false accusations and so much more. But sometimes, if you’re looking in the right places, you bump into feel good moments, people who understand, many who help and in time they become more, friends, family, a confidant.

So thank you guys, wish me luck!

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Mood Board No.5: White Wants

2minxinxHere’s Mood Board No.5(see No.4 here) kind of blended in with some Desirables. There’s nothing better than classic white. It’s classy, refined and always in style. I’m a messy girl when it comes to white, I feel like it never lasts long, I admire it to the fullest, especially when I see others pull it off. I get a little bit jealous, I must admit. Black and grey has always been my go to colors when dressing, especially since I feel it goes with absolutely everything.

One of these days I’m gonna pull off all white, you just wait and see… let’s  hope I don'[t get dirty or trip in mud or something.

Knowing me, such a thing will happen.

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Mood Board No.3: Barcelona

de2dbd4cf2fab4f6faec18ab6b7f1963Here’s another Mood Board for you guys (see Mood Board No.2 HERE), a simple way for you guys to pick my brain.

I don’t know what it is, but lately I’ve been itching to visit and learn more about Barcelona, Spain. I think it has to do something with all the beautiful warm colors. Purples, turquoises, blues and hints of pinks. There are so many different types of textiles everywhere, including the architecture. Ah, I think I would just faint from how stunning everything is in real life.

I’m such an adventurer/traveler/explorer at heart, if only my pockets/wallet can keep up with it all. But who knows, maybe time will tell and I’ll finally work up the courage to start saving correctly.

For now I’ll just have to settle for being inspired by such a gorgeous color scheme, and I can officially say I have, since I made my way to Home Depot for a little shopping spree. I ended up buying spray paint in all the colors I’ve been yearning over. Let’s see if I start making some wonderful artwork, If I can’t get to Barcelona, I’ll bring some of Barcelona to me!

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Mood Board No.2: Procrastination

523d5b416cd9e413732de449982e61baIt’s time for Mood Board No.2 (See Mood Board No.1 HERE)

I told myself I was going to start making these just because it’s easier for me to express myself visually. Especially since I have so much and so little going on in my head all at the same time. Confusing, I know!

Well, Lately I’ve been procrastinating like crazy. I have commission pieces to finish and they just keep staring at me.  I don’t know what it is, either it be laziness or just plain stupidity. I’ve been staying up late at night like I don’t know what to do with myself… you would think I would paint since I’m up so late.

Also, I’ve been trying to stick to the natural texture of my hair, which is kinks, curls and tangles. I want my hair to actually start getting healthier and all the heat that I apply is torture.  Of course, I can’t get rid of the color, because I’m a hair dye whore… but I did manage to make my hair darker without losing all my purple. I’ve been debating about going back to black for healthier reasons, but it sounds so boring!

Well, Let me finish watching this Tammy movie at 2:30am

Goodnight guys… (like I’m going to sleep anytime soon)sig 2