Valentine’s month is here, and I love sharing my gift guide for 2022 from my notable collaborations on Instagram, but before sharing my favorite gifts, I want to talk to you about Self-love. Self-love is self-care and taking care of your mental and physical health. I read the news about Cheslie Kryst’s suicide and learned she had a dysfunctional family. Many of us have grown up in dysfunctional environments. Every day, I’m learning how to become the best version of myself to stay happy and balanced since happiness is a specific individual journey. You need to prioritize yourself first and not sacrifice your well-being to please others and have personal boundaries with relationships and more specifically, with difficult family members.
I struggled in 2020 and 2021 with some of my closest relatives and in-laws. I bet many of you have disagreements during the pandemic era. I have grown and evolved during this time because now I feel more mindful of who I’m and who I want to become, and how I want people to treat me. I have also learned how to express my needs without remorse. I had relatives who crossed the line by not showing respect or kindness. I know I wasn’t clear with my boundaries before because I was afraid of hurting people. A relative during Thanksgiving got upset when I planned something she didn’t plan. She wanted to be in total control of my family itinerary during our visit and her manipulative and dysfunctional behavior was not okay. She tried to make me feel I couldn’t set up boundaries because her needs were more important than mine.
I have learned and educated myself about not apologizing for setting boundaries with difficult people. I’m even teaching my husband and son how to deal with toxic relationships with our relatives. The dysfunctional person always reacts as the victim of the circumstances and tries to make you feel you are a terrible person or bad for blowing up after this person has been toxic. I advise you the best thing you can do is leave instead of engaging to avoid an unnecessary turmoil that will cause you depression or unhappiness. You don’t have to explain yourself.
I learned that I have to be very explicit about what is ok and what is not ok. This is the only way I can make sure that they understand my boundaries. I also learned to be assertive, feel respected, and stand up for myself. I need to have open and crystal clear communication. Expressing our needs is essential for our mental health and balance! Also, recognize when a friend or relative is critical of your social media, you can delete this person for your peace of mind. This toxic person will be there criticizing each picture video and no matter what you do, this person will always be there to make you unhappy!
Here are my favorite Subscription Boxes for self-love- Gift Guide 2022
1.-IPSY Subscription Box: Ipsy is a platform and community to discover personalized and monthly skincare, makeup, and self-care. This box is all about self-discovery.
Shop here IPSY and learn more about the best plan for you
2.- Boxycharm is the most popular subscription on Instagram full-size not full prize, try the best for less, and exclusive shopping events. This is also an amazing beauty community
Shop here Boxycharm and learn more about the best plan for you
3.- Goddess Provisions Box This is the box that nourishes your soul. This box is a community that uplifts your lifestyle, confidence, self-love, and balance. You will discover meaningful tools to meditate, yoga practice, journaling to manifest everything you want.
Shop here Goddess Provisions and learn more about the best plan for you
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Amazing collaborations that are perfect for valentine’s 2022
1. “Dolly scent from Above” this fragrance is perfect for Valentine’s Day. Shop this fragrance now HERE on Scent Beauty
2.- I highly recommend NEBULYFT ANTIAGING DEVICE and get a 10% off with my code “NEBU-LOOKYOUNGYENIS” I have been loving this device because it generates penetrative electromagnetic fields that tighten the skin and stimulate natural collagen production. Reducing daily treatment time to as little as 10 minutes, the Nebulyft system allows for a progressively adaptive treatment for different skin types and various facial areas.
This is my gift guide based on my collaborations on INSTAGRAM.