Thursday, October 20, 2016

First Dates..Who should pay?

First dates....who should pay? Standards, should you settle?

My thoughts
I am a very traditional woman when it comes to relationships and dating.
Short answer: I think the guy should fit the bill for a first date.

Long answer
I also believe a man (if interested) should ask a woman out on a first date.
I believe a man should open your door, walk on the street side of the road, and pay for first dates.
Now..I knowwwww we live in a different , more modern world where first dates aren't as common anymore. It's all about the 'Netflix & chill'.

When a guy ask a woman out....I think he should pay the bill. However, I also believe that the woman should:
1. Be prepared to go Dutch. (The guy may not be traditional)
2. Offer to leave a generous tip.

A quick story

A guy who had been "chasing" me for years, build this perception of me on his own. He saw me as this woman who would never entertain anyone (rightfully so, as I was in a relationship) and was 'bourgeois'. I told him had he actually had a conversation with me he'd know I was the total opposite.

Although, he had this picture painted he was still interested.
When I told him I wasn't interested in dating anyone because no one could give me what I was looking for at the moment. 
(I didn't go into detail about what that something was...which is self satisfaction, self happiness, being happy as a single. I didn't want to get too deep into it.)
His response was "my standards were too high"  Yet, I hadn't actually asked for anything.
My response;
"My standards are too high for who? You?"

No one should ever lower their standards, beliefs or settle for less than they believe they deserve. **we all do at some point, but shouldn't **
At that moment I realized his assumption of what I was looking for was something materialistic or of monetary worth.
The conversation was so dissatisfying that it left a bad taste in my mouth.

My tolerance is still growing for the Non- open minded people in the world.

Something I crave is a satisfying, entertaining, positive conversation that will stimulate my mind and have me wanting more....yes a good ol Mind Fuck (excuse my French).

Going on a date is the easy part. *Electronics away*...enjoying an actual conversation is what makes it successful.

I've sort of went off the deep end huh?

So in conclusion....

Although there are a few traditional people left in the world. Being prepared and not having and financial expectations on a first date is important.
More importantly, having standards and sticking to them is A-OK.
Remember everything isn't for everyone...and everyone isn't for everything.


Friday, October 14, 2016

When to Start Dating Again?

When to start dating again??

After being in a long term relationship I didn't know where to start. I had this plan in my head of how I thought things should work.

Well the short answer would be:  When you feel you are ready.

Here's the long answer:

I myself had never actually been single as an adult woman. It was and still is new to me.
I knew immediately that I did not want to date right away. I wanted to "get to know me". Learn more about what made me happy as an individual. 

I have a few friends who would encourage me to date. But....I didn't want to use dating as a method to get past my previous situation. I wanted to naturally heal.  Become who I am at this very moment. *still being open to growth*

I didn't want to be the girl who constantly brung up her ex or compared her ex to each guy I went on a date with.

I often get asked if I have a boyfriend or am I dating. My answer is simply no...or I just don't have the energy to date.

Which is expectations of dating seems exhausting. I believe dating shouldn't be done exclusively. My thoughts are to have a serial dater...not to take one person too serious. Can you see why I think it's exhausting?

Being a mommy of one, I asked myself when will I find time? I've never been a social butterfly. My weekends are dedicated making big Saturday breakfasts and prepping Sunday's supper for the past 8 years.

A very short year later I am finally contemplating dating...not for love. As part of a growing be more enjoy life  and people a little more.

When do you think is the 'right' time to start dating again?

Up Next.....First date...who should pay?



Sunday, March 8, 2015

A Picnic at the Eiffel Tower


Happy Sunday guys! I wanted to share a few photos of our Saturday at the Eiffel Tower. For starters, the weather has been amazing. My son & I went to the Eiffel Tower for a picnic. I was sure to pack some of his favorite snacks. Being in such a beautiful place and watching my son dance at the bottom of this beautiful structure, was an amazing feeling.
We stayed out there for quite some time and watched the park filled up with people from all over.
Aside from the annoying and pushy scammers. We enjoyed ourselves and most importantly my son said it was the best picnic ever :-)










Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sundays on Rue Cler

Today I ventured out to one of many French Markets. Aside from the experience, I set out to find the perfect french market tote. With no luck, the time I spent walking up and down Rue Cler was quite enjoyable.

As I headed down Rue Cler taking in the beautiful scenery on this cloudy Sunday morning. I took a second to just stand there and take it all in. The simplicity of it all. My first stop was Cafe Du Marche where I ordered a cafe creme and a warm crossiant. I sat there devouring my crossiant as I waited for my coffee to cool a bit. 
As I sat there and daydreamed, I felt a great sense of appreciation...for life.
I watched the Parisens from the warm outdoor seated area. I thought to myself..they get it. They enjoy life, savor meals, and appreciate the simple things in life.

After finishing  my second cafe creme. I walked up and down the short Market street picking up flowers, wine, fruit, and ingredients to make my Sunday supper.

Lastly, stoping at the Patisserie I picked up a baguette for my son...he loves them.

Leaving Rue Cler...I told myself..I will enjoy life...not think too much...appreciate the simple things more...and most importantly actually enjoy a meal.










Live, laugh, love, eat and pray


Monday, February 9, 2015

Casual No Liner Makeup

My makeup looks aren't complete without a nice black lined lid. It's habit!. I decided to do something different. I did this look without doing my normal wing liner, and actually likes. As usual, I listed all the products I used below. Kisses

Prep & Prime
Algenist Retinol Firming and Lifting Serum
Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation

Kiko Bronzer - 100
UD Naked 2 - Chopper
Mac e/s - Cork
Sephora Mascara

Nars Sheer Matte Foundation - Barcelona
Mac Prolongwear Foundation - NC42
Mac studio Finish Concealer - Yellow
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer - Sand
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - Translucent

KiKo Bronzer - 100

Kiko l/l - 704



Lust List

Am I the only gal that lusts over lots of items at once??? I feel like it's all or nothing. Either I'm lusting over 4 or 5 (expensive) items at once or I'm not lusting at all. 
I go through these weird moments where I become so focused. Computer sitting in front of me, iPad mini on my lap and phone in hand. All on different websites as my mind races. My subconscious is telling me this is a bad idea, meanwhile I have hearts in my eyes, telling myself "I deserve it". I have definitely worn THAT one out. I need to find a better reason to ahhhhh (thinking of a word) *TREAT* myself. 
Well.... While I way the pros and cons of purchasing yet anotherrrr pair of expensive soles. I'll share my lust list with you guys.

What's on your lust list? Or maybe you shouldn't tell me. Haha



Lust List

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Girl Gift Guide

Bonjour Beauts

Today I am posting some tips on gift giving for the lady :-). This post should of been up during the holiday season but better late than never. Right?  Gift giving happens all year long…and the day of love is slowly approaching.

When it comes to gift shopping for a women whether it's your significant other, friend or mother here are some tips.

Surprises are nice, most women love a surprise. Especially if it's you manage to get her something she'll love and/or actually use.

Pay attention. What are some things she enjoy doing. If she's a foodie like myself a nice stocking stuffer or card filler would be a gift card to a restaurant. Or if she a coffee lover a gift card to Starbucks or local cafe shop.

Gift cards can be great! A gift card give a person the opportunity to purchase exactly whatever they like in that range. 

Makeup. Gift cards again. I can't even imagine my significant other or brothers going to a makeup store trying to actually shop for makeup.

When it comes to clothing stick to basics. Every women should have basic pieces of clothing  in her wardrobe that are versatile. For instance the following :

A black blazer
A  classic pump (you will never go wrong ever!) Black or Nude
A white button up
A pair of Dark Denim Jeans

Other things like candles, kitchen gear and home decor pieces are all good options. Just figure out what's she's into at the moment. 

If your girl  likes a little sparkle. Go through her makeup draw to get an idea of the style of jewelry. 
Studs are always a good basic option. Or A dainty yet meaningful necklace.

All these options can range from being inexpensive to being pricey depending on quality and brand.

Happy Gift Giving


Girl Gift Guide

H M white blouse
€17 -

Balmain blazer
€2.520 -

7 For All Mankind jeans
€200 -

Equipment silk pajamas
€595 -

Jimmy Choo pumps
€510 -

Stud earrings
€3.085 -

Diptyque scented candle
€54 -

Sunday, September 28, 2014

French Beauty Haul - Skincare Chat

Hi guys, tysha here. Today I want to chat a little about skincare. It's no secret, I've blogged about my oily acne prone sensitive skin Many times. As I am in my mid-twenties. I am still struggling with my breakouts and still changing the products in my regimen. Lately, I've noticed myself investing more in skincare products than actual makeup

Here's is a photo of my skin. I wish I thought to take a photo a few days ago as my skin was so inflamed it was awful. I feel like my pigmentation is darker some days and other it looks quite faded.
I guess this is a better day...fresh off a breakout not bad.
Although I'm comfortable with wearing no makeup. I realized and always knew no amount of makeup can help unhealthy skin. And makeup just looks much better on healthy skin anyways.
I've been dishing out money and testing out different products trying to figure out what will work for me.
Currently I have no problem with cleansers, I recently incorporated a toner in my regimen which is working out. I have my day & night time moisturizers. (Which I eventually want to try a more rich night time product). I have my eyes creams that are working just fine. I added a microdermabrasion treatment that I loveeeeee (tried a sample, purchased full size), Im trying out the Avene D-pigment lightening/dark spot treatment-serum  (kiko broke me out). I still do my monthly facials and I so often do my peels (which I forgot how amazing they are). 

My issue is when I run out of a product unless I absolutely love it (regardless if it worked)  I still tend to 'try' out something different.

I picked up some skincare items from a local french pharmacy. Here's a photo of some of the goodies that I'm trying out.


It's only been about a week since I've started using these products. So I'll be doing a skincare video if all works out.

So I obviously had to pick up some more bioderma. I've starting using bioderma about a year ago and it's literally my favorite makeup remover. It doesn't burn my eyes and it removes my makeup efficiently. I've had the 250ml and was using it very wisely all summer as I didn't want to run out. I also picked up a mini as it is great for travel. I will definitely be stocking up on more before heading back to the states.

I haven't tried this product just yet. Reviews rave about how well this moisturizer acts as a primer. Especially great for oily skin (points finger to self). I'm looking forward to seeing what the hype is about.

I've just recently become a fan of the Evian facial mist. Right before traveling here, I made a stop at sephora and ended up picking up the travel size 2-pack (along with some other goodies). The first couple weeks here I sprayed my face religiously throughout the day with the mist. (My skin felt so dehydrated from the climate change). I was stunned to see the full-sized at such a low price. Anyways, for me, the mist is quite hydrating (if only temporary) and refreshing.

I've also picked up the infamous nuxe oil. I gravitated towards this simply because it's a dry oil. As you can see I've used quite a bit to only have it a week. I love how it absorbs into the skin leaving no greasy or sticky residue. I also like it because it's 97% natural products. I use it on my skin, hair, nails and face. I also use it on my son. He thinks it smells really good. I am not a fan of the smell. It's a more mature musk fragrance. Other than that it's a good product to have.

So I've also picked up the nuxe lip balm. I picked this up Mainly based on reviews. I loovvvveee this lip balm. I have really dry and chapped lips. My lips literally has a cycle, my lips start to chap and peel (it's pretty disgusting). Anywho, I use this lip balm mainly at night before bed. It has a sweet smell (like mentos - the rainbow flavor...hahaha). The finish is a semi matte which is really different yet quite nice. Lips are left looking and feeling moisturized with no shine.

Avene of the products that I look forward to the most. So far I haven't had reaction to this product. It's too early to tell if it works or not. My expectations are high for the d-pigment. I hope I've reach the end of my search for a brightening serum.

Saved the best for last. Where do I start. Like I've stated before I just recently started using toners. I've read reviews on serozinc but wanted to give it a try myself. First off, it's said to be a toner for oily skin problems ✔️. Next, it also helps soothes razor burn and skin irritation. I've been using it for only one week and as you can see I've already picked up 2 more. Thus stuff is like antibacterial for your face. I've feel my skin trying to have a breakout, but I seriously think the serozinc it preventing it. I will be stocking up with massive loads of this stuff to take back home.

Lastly, the clerk was very generous and gave me lots of La Roche Posay and Eucerin samples. I'm very excited to give some of these samples a try.

Until next time.


Friday, September 5, 2014

New In - Kiko Haul

Bonjour peeps,
I'm finally somewhat settled in. Meanwhile, I've been wanting to  incorporate  a few items into my skincare routine.. My skin has been so up and down lately. I'm currently going through a breakout. Which seems to be the routine whenever I'm transiting to a new country. Anywho, I've been wanting to focus on my new found acne scarring. A never ending task. I also wanted to start using a toner which Ive never really used before. So initially I decided to pick up a simple toner nothing too fancy. I also decided to do some research on a brightening/dark spot serum/treatment that I could use daily. Ive read a lot of mixed reviews on the Clinique Dark Spot corrector. I am a Clinique fan but I decided against it. I ended deciding to get the Bare Minerals Biolucent Mineral Brightening Treatment. However, since I am in Paris and everything is over priced that option quickly went out the window. I wasn't able to find the Bare Minerals in store but I did come across the Clinique Serum at Sephora which was priced at 66€ for the 1oz compared to $49.50 in the states. Now when it comes to purchasing certain things I am willing to pay the extra money to have the item at that moment. I do realize sometimes it isn't worth it to pay the extra cash.
So I went to Kiko, which is one of my favorite european cosmetic stores. I am obsessed with their nail polishes…which I own about 20 of them. They have affordable prices, packaging is cute, and I'll rate the over quality of their products 4/5. My favorite mascara is by kiko and i absolutely love their full coverage concealer. So I hope these skincare products work out. Stay tuned for a review….maybe

As you can see here, I also picked up a Cleanser. Mainly, because the one I have is running low and I like the lather foam cleanser give. 

I also picked up a new 'day' eye serum. The one I have been using for the pass year or so is also by Kiko. It is not an actual eye cream, it is a anti-aging day cream. This cream actually didn't work for all over my skin as it made me break out. I started using it as an eye cream because I love the plumping/lifting effect it gives my under eye. Cons, are it actually burns my eyes :-(

Instead of splurging on a brightening serum like I started. I decided to pickup this brightening serum mainly because it was convenient.

I am telling myself right more mauve/rosey color lipsticks or lipliners. I adore kiko lipliners. They are pigmented, smooth and pocketbook friendly. Although, I already have a couple lipliners that are almost identical to these colors.

 xo, Tysh