Rough Week.

As I sit down to write you today, I want you to know last week was rough for me. Is that okay? Absolutely! We are all bound to have rough days, weeks, months, or even years but it’s all in how we handle it. My emotions have been high, my anxiety has been all over the place, and I have simply felt lost. At the end of the day I survived it, and I managed to get that much stronger. I ended up having an amazing weekend with amazing people. I am proud of myself for not letting my anxiety and depression run my life. Does it sometimes overtake my thoughts? Of course it does, but I fight my way back out, and those closest to me help me in more ways that they know.

I surround myself with people who make me laugh at the most stupid things until my stomach hurts, who embarrass the crap out of me until my face turns red, and who lift me up when I feel like I don’t even remember how to stand. I am so thankful for each and every one of you, because without you (you know who you are) I wouldn’t be as strong as I am today. I’ve had a lot of obstacles in my path and a lot of demons that I continue to battle, but these people help me to realize that I will never be alone, and that I will make it out okay. They remind me that “I am enough”, so that I can sit down to remind you, that “you are enough” my darling. Even on your darkest days when you feel like you have no more to give, that no one cares, and you feel like you just simply suck, I appreciate you. I love you. I know that “you are enough” my darling and you are stronger than you realize.

If I have learned anything in my 21 years on this Earth, it’s the simple fact that those who we surround ourselves with have a huge impact on our life. Find a couple people who appreciate you and all your awkwardness and never let them go, because at the end of the day those are the people who care about you. Those are the people who will constantly check up on you. When I was younger I always wanted to be a “popular” girl but as I got older I’ve realized not everyone is genuine in this life. Trust me you will be able to realize who is genuine and who is not in a matter of minutes. I have a small circle of friends who are simply the best, and I wouldn’t trade them for 100 friends even on the darkest of days.

A lot of people tell me how they feel bad for everything I’ve endured in my life, and how I don’t deserve any of it. While yes I might agree with them a little bit, it’s made me the strong woman that I am today, and I am so thankful for that. Every road block I’ve hit, every stubbed toe, and every tear shed was worth it for this moment. The moment I started to believe in myself and this amazing life I was given.

We are strong. We are enough. We are beautiful. We are intelligent. We stand together. I am always here if any of you ever need to talk. I will not let you walk this path alone. I love each and every one of you.

I am Chloé Danielle and this is my Journey.

Love always, Chloé Danielle

June/July Favorites

0C866192-364B-4BFB-A5E6-14301F68E62ELoves it is finally that time again, that’s right you guessed it, all my favorites from the month of June and July! I decided to combine the last two months since I went MIA for a little while! This summer, sadly, is flying by! The line up has products I’ve been living in, obsessed with, and can’t get enough of! So without further ado let’s dive right in loves!F98DD83A-0599-4933-AA38-F805AE24A826

1.DKNY Slid on Shoes

I love how these look like the Michael Kors ones, but I didn’t spend nearly as much. I scored these beauties at T.J. Maxx for just $12! Yes, you heard me right! I love them because they are so neutral and you can dress them up or dress them down!

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2. Oversized Hair-ties

If you have super long hair, super thick hair, or you’re like me and have super long and thick hair, these hair-ties are going to be your best friend girl! I was on YouTube one day (no surprise there) watching a video and this girl recommended them (I wish I remember what video it was) so on my next trip to Target (this is the only place I have found them) I picked a pack of them up! These are the only hair-ties I have used since! They hold my buns up while working out and make my ponytails stay in place all day long!

Hair-Ties: https://www.target.com/p/scunci-4mm-no-damage-extra-long-elastics-15pk/-/A-52596956A6F19C95-0C22-4E93-84C9-9C8036FC18AF

3. Dry Shampoo

This should be your best friend on the days you don’t wash your hair (I wash mine 2-3 times a week) because it helps revive it and get all those natural oils out. So far the Not-Your-Mothers Clean Freak dry shampoo has been my favorite, and especially for the price! At under $5 you truly can’t go wrong, and there are some great scents! They also have unscented for those of you gals that prefer not to have the scents! Since I find myself at Target a lot that is where I tend to pick mine up, but they also offer it at Ulta and Walmart.

Dry Shampoo: https://www.target.com/p/not-your-mothers-clean-freak-dry-shampoo-7-oz/-/A-17380110810C280B-C5BF-4F21-A86A-8ACD52CCE76C

5. MAC Lipstick

MAC was the first brand of lipstick I ever purchased and needless to say I fell in love instantly. Love at first application! I see so many bloggers talk about the shade “Velvet Teddy” so I decided to head over to the mall and check it out. I FELL IN LOVE! This is my everyday neutral shade. I carry this in my purse with me every where I go. So ladies if you haven’t check this shade out before, you need to!

Mac LipStick Velvet Teddy: https://www.maccosmetics.com/product/13854/310/products/makeup/lips/lipstick/matte-lipstick#/shade/Velvet_TeddyBCB0E6CC-218B-426A-831B-CE80FD21F66F

6. Nutrogena Hydro Boost Mask

These have been my go-to mask this Summer! If you are looking for a mask to help hydrate you skin back up from being in the Summer sun this is just the one for you! This is without a doubt the best one out there in my opinion. The mask is so cool and refreshing and sticks perfectly to your face, unlike regular mask that slip around this one stays put until the very end! Every time I use this mask my skin feels so refreshed! You can find this at your local grocery store or Ulta in the beauty section!

Nutrogena at Target: https://www.target.com/p/neutrogena-moisturizing-hydro-boost-hydrating-face-mask-1oz/-/A-52593023

Nutrogena at Ulta: https://www.ulta.com/hydro-boost-hydrating-hydrogel-mask?productId=xlsImpprod17162813506151E1-D01E-4041-BF9E-51503EAE5AC1

7. Botanics Eye Roller:

This has been my go to eye “cream” recently and I LOVE how it has been helping to brighten up my under-eye circles, (yes I’m young and yes I have them) while being completely natural (my favorite part)! Also all you have to do is roll a little bit on and you’re good to go! You can find this at your local Ulta Beauty

Botanics Eye Roller: https://www.ulta.com/all-bright-refreshing-eye-roll-on?productId=xlsImpprod15381017FB7BED35-DA1C-4844-ABEC-A1875B6EDEBB

8. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation:

If you watch Jackie Aina on YouTube then you already know she helped to expand this line of foundation, and she talked me into purchasing it. It was one I’ve had my eye on for a while but after hearing her explain it I knew I needed it. This is my everyday foundation and I will 100% re-purchase this time and time again. I’ve fallen in love with the buildable coverage and how natural it looks on the skin.

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation: https://www.toofaced.com/shop/face/foundation/born-this-way-foundation/Born+This+Way+Foundation.html

Alright my lovelies, those are all of my favorite products from the month of June and July that I just haven’t been able to live without! I hope you enjoyed the second post in this series!! Let me know in the comments what your favorite products have been lately! Stay Gorgeous Hun! I’ll catch you in the next post!

Love always, Chloé Klein!

My Journey

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Mental illness is a serious matter and I’ve known that from a very young age. It runs in my family and almost everyone in my family has been diagnosed with some sort of mental illness. From an extremely young age I watched some of the people I love most, suffer from these mental illnesses. I feel like I knew what to look for, but still ignored all the signs when it came to taking care of my own self. I let myself go without help and  it not only affected me, but those who are the closest to me.

I suffer from what they call mild anxiety/depression and I would agree that on a typical day my anxiety/depression is mild, but there are definitely days where I am completely stuck in my head and I can’t seem to find a way out. I go days or weeks where I have zero motivation and all I want to do is sleep. I have times where all I want to do is eat, eat, eat, and I have times where you can’t get me to eat a thing. I have times where I am the happiest as can be, and times where I take things out on those around me. I struggle with letting my past dictate my thoughts and future. All of this was a wake up call and made me realize that I truly wasn’t okay. I was fooling myself the entire time, and those closest to me started to realize it.

I always thought that if I admitted I had something wrong with me,  people would look down upon me, make fun of me, or my mental state of mind would end up defining who I was as a person. I am here to tell you that all of the above are wrong. You define who you are, you define your future, and you control your happiness not your mental illness. Trust me I’m not saying this is going to be an easy road,  I’m just starting it myself, but I have amazing people surrounding me to help guide me through it. Together we are going to beat this and make it out stronger than ever my darling.

The best piece of advice I can give you is to admit that you need the help. I personally struggled the most with this because I was so afraid and embarrassed as to what every one around me would say. I’ve learned that the people who truly love you are going to stand by your side and help you conquer one of your biggest demons life has thrown your way. Those who think you are crazy, well you are better off without them darling. With that being said, you also need to make a promise to yourself. You have to remind yourself that “I Am Enough”. Who YOU are as a person, with or without mental illness is enough. I often times forget this until I look down at my left arm and see the writing on my bicep reminding me that “I Am Enough”.

Find what makes you happy, what makes your heart skip a beat, and stick with it! For me personally I have started learning about myself now, more than ever before. I love coloring the adult coloring books, they bring so much peacefulness to my mind. I also love my blog, but as you can tell, I let that slip away from me for a while as I began my journey with mental illness. The important part is that I’ve acknowledged that I let myself go and I made a promise to myself to do what I love to do. I bought four books this past weekend and I’ve started two of them, and they are already helping me love myself more and more everyday. I am starting my journey at the gym again because working out and getting fit is one thing I’ve “promised” myself for the past 3 years, and I am finally going to keep this promise to myself. Whatever it is in life that truly makes you happy, my darling do it. Life is too short not to have joy in your life. Stop trying to impress everyone and start impressing yourself. Keep promises to yourself because typically the first person we break a promise to is our-self and that is not okay.

As I start my own battle against mental illness, I want you to know that I am always open to talking! If you need someone to talk to about anything or have any questions I am always here. I don’t know everything. I take every day as a learning experience. Getting help was one of the best decisions I have made for myself in a long time and I am so proud of myself for taking the first step to a better me.

I am Chloé Danielle Klein and this is my journey. I hope you stay along for the ride.

Love always, Chloé Danielle.