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Jenmarie is a bubbly woman in her late twenties who loves to laugh and always thinks shopping is a good idea. She has been happily married for six years to the man of her dreams and loves anything Star Wars and Disney. You've stumbled upon her blog of fashion, beauty and lifestyle where she shares her outfits, reviews, beauty tips, favorite things and inspirational pick-me-ups. Have a look around and send her a note if you wish.
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3 Things NOT To Say To People With Anxiety

3 Things Not Say To People With Anxiety | Style Through Her Eyes

Here are three things you shouldn't say to people with anxiety along with what goes on inside my head when I hear these phrases and how they make me feel. You might not feel the same way but I am interested in knowing if these phrases affect you too, and if there's anything else that is difficult for you to hear. To those of you who don't have anxiety, I didn't put this together to make you feel bad but to help make you more aware of how powerful words are. In my opinion, they aren't the best words to use with ANYONE but I think it's even worse for people with anxiety.

1) "Calm down."

It's a very blunt and almost heartless phrase to tell anybody.

It makes me feel like you don't care and/or are annoyed with me. I have felt defensive after hearing these words and my heart would beat even faster which didn't help the present situation I was dealing with. It has made me feel embarrassed and like I'm "being too much" when I'm actually really struggling. I am left feeling even more frustrated because it's not that simple. It's a process. I am not a robot and can't "calm down" on command.

2) "You'll be fine."

You're probably right, but you don't know for sure.

It's more than likely that I'll be fine later, but I feel quite the opposite when I'm going through a spell and I have to get through whatever it is I am dealing with first, which might actually be very tough. Maybe people say it because they don't know what to do or say to make you feel better, but it feels like my issues are just being pushed aside like they're nothing.

3) It's all in your head.

This is probably the worst of them. You're better off not saying anything at all.

To me, that's like saying everything I'm thinking and feeling isn't real and that what I am going through doesn't matter. I feel overwhelmed, scared, and unbalanced so when I hear these words everything seems all the more hopeless. I feel even more misunderstood, which then makes me feel different and like I have a problem. I'll shut down and won't feel like I can talk to you.

What do you think? Leave a comment below and tell me what it's like for you. If you don't have anxiety, was this eye opening at all? I'm curious to know what everyone's perspective on this is.

Here are some other posts I have done concerning anxiety and how to deal with it in a healthy way...

Think Of A Wonderful Thought
Overcoming Anxiety With Truth

Beauty Box 5: Summer Make Up

Beauty Box 5: May Box | Style Through Her Eyes

Beauty Box 5: May Box | Style Through Her Eyes

Beauty Box 5: May Box | Style Through Her Eyes

Beauty Box 5: May Box | Style Through Her Eyes

Beauty Box 5: May Box | Style Through Her Eyes

Beauty Box 5: May Box | Style Through Her Eyes

Beauty Box 5: May Box | Style Through Her Eyes

Beauty Box 5: May Box | Style Through Her Eyes

Oh my goodness gracious! Every subscriber received multiple full sized samples in this month's Beauty Box 5 box. My favorites were the Starlooks Eyeliner Pen (in the shade Plum) and the Jerome Alexander Hot Stuff Go Pop Compact. The cruelty-free eyeliner ($19) is a lot darker on than the color appears to be but it doesn't stop me from loving it. This stuff does not budge and is comparable to eyeliners from Stila. Yes, I'm serious! I was hesitant about the make-up palette ($10.99) inside the adorable silicone case but was pleasantly surprised by the lovely pigmentation of the shadows and the smoothness of the lip gloss. It's not sticky at all and contains Vitamin E. Even the brushes are super soft! Though I typically don't use these kinds of palettes at home, it's going to be perfect for my vacation coming up especially considering how natural and tropical the colors are!

For just $12 a month, you can receive five free beauty samples like these too! Sign up for your own box here!

Disclosure: The items mentioned above were sent to me by Beauty Box 5. All opinions are 100% my own.

Fashion Finds: Traveling Pouches $10 & Under

Fashion Finds: Traveling Pouches $10 & Under | Style Through Her Eyes

2 PC Organizer - ULTA
Striped Clear Pouch - Forever 21 | Embossed - Forever 21
Polka Dot Pouch - Forever 21 | Transparent Bag - H&M

I'm the type of person who uses various pouches in my every day bag to keep things separated and organized. I have one for my make-up, another for notes and receipts, and a small pouch for my cards (I haven't used a wallet in a long time to keep my bag lighter!). Now that I have a trip quickly approaching at the end of the month, I've been thinking of what I want to have stored in pouches, things like phone cords and bathroom necessities, and I am thinking I might need to pick up a couple of new ones to help with the packing process. All the pouches and bags seen above are $10 or less! Some of these stores will have even more sizes and prints available too. I like having pouches with different colors and patterns to help me remember what is inside each bag. I also think it's good to have a clear pouch or two when traveling to quickly get to the things you need!

Tell me, do you use pouches daily like I do? When you travel, what kinds of things do you like to use them for? I'd love to know!

July Favorites: Memories

July was a blast! My husband's brother proposed to his girlfriend on the fourth during the fireworks show and my brother also proposed one week after when he and his girlfriend went skydiving! We're so excited for them all! We also celebrated Jason's birthday though I guess we had too much fun to take any photos :/ He was working the day of but we stopped for Thai food and watched Mortal Kombat. Definitely not my kind of movie but he enjoyed it and that's all that mattered. One of my nieces also had a birthday! We took her and my other niece to the American Girl Store and they had an absolute blast! I also got to meet one of my long-time online friend's Karen, which I blogged about last week right here. And last, but not least, I got some frozen yogurt with my mom and sister. They have super cute collectible spoons and new yummy flavors based off of the game Candy Crush (which I actually haven't played in ages). I got an email that they had the Panda Bear spoon and I told my mom we had to go asap! I was so happy they had it in stock. Isn't it cute? As you can see, the month was quite eventful. Surprisingly there weren't any new products that stood out to me during those four weeks but I think time spent with loved ones is so much more fun :)

July Favorites: Memories | Style Through Her Eyes

July Favorites: Memories | Style Through Her Eyes

July Favorites: Memories | Style Through Her Eyes

July Favorites: Memories | Style Through Her Eyes

July Favorites: Memories | Style Through Her Eyes

How has your Summer been going so far?

Disney Days: Blogger's Day Trip

Disney Days: Blogger's Day Trip | Style Through Her Eyes

When I heard my friend Karen of A Simple Cup of Tea was going to be visiting from the UK and wanted to meet up, I was so thrilled and immediately suggested that we spend the day at Down Town Disney. She had never been before and I thought it'd be a wonderful experience for her (she is going to Disneyland during her stay here, and will have even more exciting adventures!). Karen and I met each other years ago back when Live Journal was almost as popular as Facebook. She was even one of the lovely ladies who participated in posting here on SHE five years ago when I first started the blog. So, to finally meet her and spend the afternoon chit chatting and browsing all the shops was so much fun! Here's a few photos from our day!

Disney Days: Blogger's Day Trip | Style Through Her Eyes

Disney Days: Blogger's Day Trip | Style Through Her Eyes
We had lunch at La Brea Bakery Cafe. They have yummy pizza, salads and sandwiches with most meals ranging from $15 to $20. This is also one of the sit down restaurants that you can get your parking validated for an extra two hours. Consider that your Disney tip of the day ;)

Disney Days: Blogger's Day Trip | Style Through Her Eyes

Disney Days: Blogger's Day Trip | Style Through Her Eyes
Karen and I thought the California Grilled Chicken sandwich with bacon, white cheddar, alfalfa sprouts, and avocado mayonnaise on a rustic roll sounded good. It came with a side of yam chips which were similar in taste to sweet potato fries. The sandwich made our eyes widen it was so good and we pretty much continued to comment on the taste as we discussed differences between the UK and the US.

Disney Days: Blogger's Day Trip | Style Through Her Eyes

Disney Days: Blogger's Day Trip | Style Through Her Eyes
Of course we had to shop in one of the largest Disney stores, the World of Disney! You can easily spend so much time in there because there is so much too look at! This is where Karen found her 60th Celebration Diamond Mickey ears!

Disney Days: Blogger's Day Trip | Style Through Her Eyes
I don't collect Precious Moments but I do love looking at the Disney figurines. This one of Mulan and Mushu I hadn't seen before. I appreciate it when characters who aren't often thought of get some love this way!

Disney Days: Blogger's Day Trip | Style Through Her Eyes
We made a stop inside Sephora and took a mirror selfie.
You know, like most people do.

Disney Days: Blogger's Day Trip | Style Through Her Eyes
One of my favorite shops is the Wonderground Gallery. It's filled with art and collectibles from several talented artists. This was a new Star Wars magnet set I spotted by Jerrod Maruyama. So cute!

Disney Days: Blogger's Day Trip | Style Through Her Eyes
We browsed many other shops and ended the day with a relaxing time sitting in the beautiful lobby of the Grand Californian Hotel. There are many couches and chairs, a fireplace and a grand piano where often times the most beautiful Disney music is played. It's difficult to leave such a place!

I had such a great time with Karen! Have you ever met anyone you've known for years online? What was your experience like?

Beauty Box 5: Flash Tattoo Review

Beauty Box 5: Flash Tattoo Review | Style Through Her Eyes

Beauty Box 5: Flash Tattoo Review | Style Through Her Eyes

Beauty Box 5: Flash Tattoo Review | Style Through Her Eyes

Beauty Box 5: Flash Tattoo Review | Style Through Her Eyes


In this month's Beauty Box 5 box I received a sample sheet of Pur~lisse Flash Tattoos. I was so excited about these that I forgot to take a decent picture of the full sheet of the tattoos before cutting the different designs out to try them! With a wet wash cloth I was easily able to transfer each of the tattoos I placed on my chest and wrist by holding the wash cloth on top of the tattoo for about 45 seconds. They are said to last for about 3 to 5 days and can be removed using baby oil or coconut oil with gentle scrubbing. I'm currently on the second day of wearing them and they look great! I'm so happy that I finally got to try these out and I love how they look on! I found a few websites via Google that sell them, including Flash Tattoo, but you can also find them in stores at Sephora and Target.

Have you tried any of these metallic looking tattoos yet? What do you think of them?

Here's what else I got in my box! Three full size products (lip liner, lip gloss and nail polish) along with some serum and face cream samples. You can get multiple sized products like these every month for just $12! Sign up here!

Beauty Box 5: Flash Tattoo Review | Style Through Her Eyes

Disclosure: The items mentioned above were sent to me by Beauty Box 5. All opinions are 100% my own.

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