Monday, September 28, 2009

where is my mind?


despite a sleep diet the equivalent....of sleep anorexia....I am surprised at my "somewhat" functional thought workings....
My mind and heart were both INSPIRED & IGNITED in the right direction....

"as a man thinks, so he is".... (think great & wonderful thoughts about yourself and your life)
"think upon things that are good and pure" (if you do you'll notice how you begin to feel better!)
"whether you think you CAN or you CAN'T...you're RIGHT!" (so decide that you CAN!!!!)

It will feel weird to change your "old" way of thinking...it will take continual "remindings"...to get your thoughts back on track...
just like the dialogue that goes on when you break up...you can either be:
"OMG! I will never find a guy/girl better than them!!! I will never be happy without them!!! They are the only one for me!!!!"
(insert crying...not wanting to get out of bed....no excitement for living......wanting to destroy whole pints of ice cream!)

OR saying: "There is a reason they are not in my life anymore! The more time I am away, I know I will feel stronger...And I will rejoice that I went through this time of "agony"....when I find the person that will never hurt me... or treat my heart they way I've been treated....I don't deserve that! I am strong....I was made wonderfully on my own...and I will rejoice in my freedom....and eat ice cream only if I really want to! ha ha ha ha

Your thoughts are like the seeds in your garden...whatever they are...they are going to grow into big plants...if you have seed-thoughts of negative, I'm never gonna make it, sarcasm....what kind of flowers are going to grow in the garden of your life, from those seeds?
Today..think about things that are good, positive, hopeful...and if it doesn't fit into those categories......give those thought an eviction notice..TO GET OUT!!!!!!!

You are too wonderful to think un-good thoughts!!!! You are one-of-kind-absolutely-fantastic! Let your thoughts agree with that too, okay?!?
You guys are awesome!!!! I love you to the moon and back...xoxo kandee

80 comments:

PrincessJessi039 said...

Kandee have I told you how much I love you?

I was watching your story video the other night and I was in tears. And afterwards I took a post-it note and wrote "Rip the negative weeds out of your dream garden." (Something you said that really hit me) and put it up on my mirror so I would see it every day. I want to be an actress, but I'm not built like a "normal" actress. And I'm always self-doubting myself. But if I don't believe in myself, who will?

So I thank you for you to inspiring me to continue to reach for the stars.

Aberdeen said...

:) perfect

Tiahna said...

that was amazing!...i don't know how to tell you exactly how much your words mean to me. not only are they super inspiring...but you always help plant that little bit of self-worth in my mind, and help me pick myself back up when others wants to put me down..so thank you KANDEE JOHNSON for making me feel beautiful, enlightened, and hopeful. and for making me laugh..lol i loved the Jem makeup..it was really cute!!

<3 tiahna :D

Lady Lostris said...

Thanks for the inspiring words! You're like a daily "pick me up." =)

brontee said...

Kandee, I am soooo thankful to have come about your videos. You are such a huge inspiration to me and I just want to thank you a bajillion times and more :) You've helped me become more confident in everything I do. You make my day brighter and more colorful, thank you :D

Jana said...

Kandee you are a guru on all levels! Finally someone is giving me some inspiration and tools to get through the days with my 2 children and ignite a passion for makeup in me!

Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

you are amazing Kandee :) i've been following your blog for a while & im sooo glad i found it!! i love all ur tips & everything iv tried that you have mentioned works so well for me. the st tropez... unpetroleum jelly... the whole soy allergy thingy...the teeth whitening!! ahh LOVE it all. i reakon sales in all of the things u mention mustv sky rocketed coz of ur great advice! i reakon they owe you big time hehe

Staceyy said...

I needed this, I've been thinking lately of my ex (whos I think single now) and how easy it would be to just be with him again. Everything right now it sucks, really badly. I dont feel as happy as I should be. Sometimes I think how easy it would be, to do something really stupid. I cant though and thats where you come in, you've givin me so much inspiration. So tonight as I've been crying on and off, and feeling like crap and trying to think positive thoughts. I decided to see if you wrote a new blog, or posted something. You did, and it was something that I NEEDED to see. I want to thank you, for being a huge influence in my life. You inspire me to be, better for myself - and to go after my dreams. AND to stay away from my ex, who is toxic.

Thank you so much!!!!
MWAH
Have a beautiful day!!!

It is what it is said...

Hi Kandee reminded me of this song by The Pixies.
I thought I would link it to make it easier to look at. I'm not meaning to be spam.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gmE-Yyg9mw

catalina said...

i loved every lil thing you said.. you're an amazing inspiration!!!

sweetmurry said...

Kandee, Why are you so fanflippintabulous? :)

Bridget said...

Thank You.

Ms Sway said...

I just want to thank you Kandee, for all your amazing words... you're like my daily vitamins that keep my thought in a positive way, also when there's no enough reason or energy to be happy..

I've met your videos, when I was searching ideas for new make up..( I'm not a make up artist- I wish to..- just an obsessed with) and that was a blessed day! love you..

AliceOfAnotherWorld said...

Your skin looks so glowy in this picture, i love it, how do you make you skin look so pretty?

AliceOfAnotherWorld said...

Your skin looks so glowy in this picture, i love it, how do you make you skin look so pretty?

Yazminda, call me Yaz said...

I just wanted to say that I think you are completely awesome. I first came across you on youtube when I was looking up makeup tutorials.
All your videos are wonderful and so helpful.
Right now I am a cosmetology student but makeup is what really takes my interest. I just wanted to ask you how you first got the confidence to work on people because when working on strangers I get really nervous and concerned that we arent communicating on the look that they want and that they won't like what I do. how much do you listen to the client and how much do you do what you think/know what will look good on them?

vengegirl said...

your words always make me feel so much better about myself. whenever i start having the "woe is me feelings" i always think about all of the things you say in your blogs. thank you for always inspiring me and keep doing what your doing :)

Mz Fanzi said...

Hey Kandee! you are so fabulous and full of life, you are such an inspiration to me because I am a aspiring makeup artist and you definitely have given me a big push on going for my dreams, my life is still in a gumble but I am making it somehow ...thanx

neha said...
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neha said...

Hey kandee, I dont think I have come across any other person like you. UR unique!! I am like addicted to you lol(bt not in a creepy way) ur videos and blog is like facebook & hotmail to me lol u have a beautiful soul.Your like glasses, you help so many people see things in a better way, you show how beautiful things are, you make us realise there is so much to life than just a blurry image :D

Today, on 29th sep, 8:14pm nz time, I make a wish/goal to meet you once in person....
xox

john said...

Kandee, I have fallen madly in love with you. I love you with every pore on my body. I know I don't have a chance since I'm kind of young (18)I just hope I find a girl half as amazing as you.

Ana Teresa Amaro said...

Kandee, you're great :)

I kinda need your help with something... I'm really interested in buying the color wheel concealer from Lise Watier, but I'm from Portugal, in Europe, and have no ideia how to get it here. I've visited Naimies.com as you said but I think they only ship stuff to the USA. Help? ;)

laura said...

You should write a book!! You're amazing and always have the right words to make us happy! Everytime I feel a little sad, I go to your blog and read some of your encouraging words :) they are like little hugs :)

Not to mention that your costumes looks are the best thing I've seen in a long time!

mimi said...

Hey kandee,

I check in on your page every day and its always totally worth it thanks so much much love to you and your loved ones thanks for making the sweetest start to my day its much appreciated! x

sky-m said...

where did you get all this strength? wow, i can't tell how wonderfull you are, Kandee, thank you for everything, you're such an inspiration! :) (sorry for my english :D ) Have a verrrrry good day!

Johan said...

=D ask about me!

Johan said...

my mind is in chessy land! LOL "Big smiles from the east coast to you!!!!"

ellen said...

bjuutifulll thoughts:) greetings from Estonia!

Alessia said...

Dear kandee,

thanks for your wonderful thoughts! Now, i am at work and since long time does not "work" any more, but i have to stay because of money, i have to pay my car..:) You had meke better my day and i thank you so much! Thanks to exist! Big huggs! Alessia from Florence

*~kAy~* said...

thanks for such inspirational words Kandee! <3
you're such a beautiful person! <3

Chiaroscuro said...

Thank you for being such an inspiring, positive, bubbly, gorgeous and [insert tons of other praiseful adjectives] person, Kandee. This last post was such a mood-booster, as are your other posts and videos. The Halloween looks are fantastic, makes me wish we celebrated it here! (I'm from Paris) Lots of light x

Shannon said...

oh thanks so much Kandee! this is, as always, so inspiring! i am taking my driver's test tomorrow and these past few days ive been all "oh i swear im going to fail" "i'll have to retake everything" blah blah blah and my sister and mom have been like, "stop thinking that way! think positive!" and now i come out here today and you are saying the same thing! hahaha that's 3 times now so i think i'll take the hint and shut the negative thoughts up! :) thank you for reminding me where my heart/thoughts need to be!

[ grafika|sonika ] said...

Kandee you're just amazing!...really!
I found your videos on youtube by mistake and know I'm addicted (in a good way of course) to everything you post and say... you are a very inspiring woman, you should be proud of yourself because there's nothing more beautiful than giving thanks to God for your talents by giving back to people. Have an awesome day! and If you EVER feel down, well! we are all here for you too!

Thanks for the smile you put on my face today... it helps my "seed" grow stronger ;)

xoxo Gaby!

J.Ms.Marie said...

Finally bretheren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, if there be any praise, think on these things. (philippians 4:8)

Kandee I love you! And this is one of my top 3 favorite verses- literally. And also one of the hardest ones to put into action. I've been really dealing with a lot lately and I haven't been doing very much praying, or reading my bible, and it seems like in our darkest hours we forget all that we have learned, and all that lifts us up until we have an awakening of some sort. Thank you for being that silver lining that I had forgotten al labout, and inspiring me to encourage myself. I love you for that. God Bless you Kandee, and I pray that he does just that. =)

Danielle said...

I need these "conversations" with you :) I love your encouragement! Thank you so much for everything! You have no idea how you have changed my life, and my outlook! Thank you!

Juicygirl said...

Hi Kandee, you are such an inspiration to everyone I love reading your posts daily your fab xoxo

TJ Lubrano said...

Ciao Kandee! You are simply glowing with positivity and happiness!

I just found out of your video's and saw the video about your dreams and your personal story. I really, really admire you!

You prove that even tho you are in a bad situation, you can get out of it and you can survive! Never stop dreaming, always chase what you want! Thanks for sharing ^_^!!

tbaldonado said...

You are such a positive person!!
I love all the inspirational things you say.. You make my day brighter when I feel not so great...You are a beautiful and talented makeup artist!! You rock:)

Whit♥ said...

Kandee you are soo inspiring! You give out soo much kind and loving words!! You spend so much time with your littles and yet you still look amazing!!!
So here's love and hugs back! Thanks for making me smile!

Cheers to you!

Becca said...

amazing =)

Laciecotten said...

i love you kandee.

funny. my speech professor was teaching the same kind of thing. saying how we just have to train our brains.

youre awesome

Kristin said...

oh kandee, it's posts like this that make me follow you oh-so-closely. thank you. you are just wonderful, like a perpetual burst of fresh air.

Krista said...

Kandee, you are so adorable! I just found you on You Tube this week and I am addicted. I, like you, am a fine artist and have a passion for makeup. I always wanted to follow my dreams of becoming a makeup artist but my parents forced me to go to college. I went to school to become a graphic designer but found it wasn't really my true passion. I am now a recruiter for graphic designers and still have a dream of pursuing a makeup career. You are my motivator and inspiration to make it happen. Thank you so much for all you do, you really make such a difference in so many lives:) P.s. I am going to try your poisen ivy makeup for Halloween. I will post the picture so everyone can see how it turned out.

Kelly said...

Wow Sweetie. Look at what God has done in your life! During your trials, did you ever think that one day you would be such a HUGE encouragement to SO many people? God brought me to your Youtube video. Your words of encouragement are a light at the end of a dark tunnel. I love your positive attitude and it is wonderful to see your beautiful heart. Keep up the good work. Love ya.

Ann said...

Kandee, you are my inspiration..your wonderful and heart warming pep talks and your great sense of humour really makes my day brighter.

So i am going to take your advice and pick myself up from my heartbreak and live a better life without the jerk who broke my heart into a million pieces..

love you to bits!

Lauren said...

Thank you. This post was just what I needed to hear right now :)

Tonkin said...

Hi Kandee. ;))) I created a google account, just so i can comment your blogs.. lol.. :)))
Girl, you are one strong woman! Praise the Lord for You! :)
ps: Honey, get some sleep! I feel so sorry for you.. Darling, we won't die if you post your blog or video a day later.. Please please get some rest!!! :))))
Love you! :)

yazmeena. v said...

You're an inspiration to every woman. No matter what age, what views, no matter what. You have such kind, wise words that as you know have guided so many people in the right direction. You are a beautiful person. God bless you! :)

Zhiho said...

Hi kandee, I made you a slide show :)
click the link to see it :)

http://i34.tinypic.com/2nt3so.gif

Sirenazul said...

I have sooooo much fun watching your vids!!

. said...

Hello Kandee! I had a request.. could you do Tigerlily and Tinkerbell from Peter Pan!? both are so cute! I'm sure Tigerlily would be a blast. :D

Andreea said...

You're just too nice! you also did cyndi lauper! thank you

Jenny Fox said...

Kandee this is my very first post to you but your blog hit me right where i was sitting. Honestly I think it was God saying, "yo Jenny wake up you are somebody your worth every breath." So Kandee just know that no matter where you find yourself at even in your bathroom being fabulous and goofy :) God is using you. Thank you.

Monique said...

Thank you for keeping me focused on weeding out the bad seeds in my dream garden. You are such an inspiration and I am hoping to see you do a Glaminar in OC soon!

Cynthia said...

KANDEE....You're on Glamour.com!!!
http://www.glamour.com/beauty/blogs/girls-in-the-beauty-department/2009/09/want-to-look-like-a-celeb.html I love you girl! You're amazing at what you do and a total inspiration to me! Thanks for being so wonderful!

Cynthia said...

KANDEE....You're on Glamour.com!!!
http://www.glamour.com/beauty/blogs/girls-in-the-beauty-department/2009/09/want-to-look-like-a-celeb.html I love you girl! You're amazing at what you do and a total inspiration to me! Thanks for being so wonderful!

Cynthia said...

KANDEE....You're on Glamour.com!!!
http://www.glamour.com/beauty/blogs/girls-in-the-beauty-department/2009/09/want-to-look-like-a-celeb.html I love you girl! You're amazing at what you do and a total inspiration to me! Thanks for being so wonderful!

MiKaren said...

Kandee,
Again thank you for the inspirational words that you leave for your blog family. Sometimes when I have those moments, I just read your blog and feel better. :-)

**rk** said...

kandee,

i love this post!! i've been trying to change my way of thinking to be more positive, but i've still got a ways to go. reading your blog has motivated me to keep on the right track and not over-indulge myself in ice cream every night!!

ps...i love your makeup vides. =)

:D_Messi_24 said...

You are deep!!! I love It :D

FatimaI said...
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FatimaI said...

Hi, So what I want to say is that I think God had made me come across your videos (and you as a result :)) at a very, critical, important time in my life that I didn't realize I needed until after I watched your videos. But you are the living, breathing example that I needed to get out of my negative, "everything-is-going-to-end-up-making-me" unhappy, miserable, self-loathing, depressed, unworthy..etc. way of thinking and way of life. Because of you and your positive attitude and mind, beautiful spirit (soul) and heart, and encouraging advice, you've been able to make just my dream of being happy again and being proud of my unique, weird, quirky, smart, intelligent (in some ways lol) a reality and something that I am able to grasp more than I ever could and did growing throughout junior high, high school, college which in other words is most of the years of my life as of now :). I love you Kandee :) *tear. You've really helped me in so many ways I'd never dreamed possible just by being yourself. You've taught me how to be myself and to really overcome and stamp out all my self-destructing thoughts, attitude, and habits. Keep up the great, fantastic, awesome, amazing, :b, work! I love you and your inspirational words! And I can't wait for more to come InshAllah (God willing)and God bless you!!!

:).

21momiji12 said...

Thank you so much for these words. i'm having a hard time with a break up and your words are always just what i needed. i need to think more positive thoughts. and this post is a reminder of just how wonderful i really am. THANK YOU SO MUCH. if only you knew how much and how important it was for me to read this.

Danielle said...

Kandee, I am seriously so inspired by you! In fact, earlier today (before even reading this post)I told myself that I was going to focus on positive thoughts and stop with all the negative ones. However, I didnt know how to go about it until I read this! Thank you so much! You're an amazing person!

krista carlson said...

Awesome!!!!

Tina said...

thanks kandee :) your words are so wise!

btw, can you do a video on the makeup you are wearing in this video? it's so natural and pretty!

devin.sheehan said...

i am so glad i found your blog!! You really do inspire me to be postive and go after my dreams. Ever sense reading your blogs and watching your videos every day i try to be kinder to those around me and not let other people bring me down. I have also learned so many great make up tricks from you.I also LOVE your style snacks because i am going to school to be in the fashion industry,and you saying "do not let anyone tell you your dream is dumb" has really helped me feel like even though fashion doesnt save lives i can be great at it and hopefully make people feel awesome like you do. You make me prettier on the outside and inside!
ps. your kids are adorable
pps. you should do a glaminar in vancouver or calgary because i live in canada !

Christophe said...

Kandee you always give so much, wish I could give back just half of it already, thank you for everything and hope life is about to give you all the best things you deserve...
You're wonderful and I hope you realize that!

have a great day!!

P.S: we did karaoke at home tonight and was thinking of you when we sung Cindy lauper, felt just so happy!!

Laura Loo said...

You are an inspiration! I was having exactly the kind of day where I needed to hear this advice! Thanks, Kandee!

Cleo said...

Hey girl, I just want to say that you are such an inspiration! Especially for the bm's(baby mommas)out here You still glow after 3 pups-That's cuz u keep things fun and make sure to laugh!You remind me of my big sis a lot. Especially how funky u are (not stinky)Even ur minds are alike~!She lives in TN(I'm in Mass)pak the ca in havid yad!Try that accent on! I'm 26 and single mom to the most beautifulprecious lil girl-She watches you too!She likes when you dance and alani's makeup video!I just want to say thanks-your a friend to many ppl you touch many hearts!Some days are sad but after I lay my tot down i get excited to see if you've posted anything new! keep it up hunny ur like a tru sista Thanx-peace-love:)<3Cleusa aka cleo

Cleo said...

Hey girl, I just want to say that you are such an inspiration! Especially for the bm's(baby mommas)out here You still glow after 3 pups-That's cuz u keep things fun and make sure to laugh!You remind me of my big sis a lot. Especially how funky u are (not stinky)Even ur minds are alike~!She lives in TN(I'm in Mass)pak the ca in havid yad!Try that accent on! I'm 26 and single mom to the most beautifulprecious lil girl-She watches you too!She likes when you dance and alani's makeup video!I just want to say thanks-your a friend to many ppl you touch many hearts!Some days are sad but after I lay my tot down i get excited to see if you've posted anything new! keep it up hunny ur like a tru sista Thanx-peace-love:)<3Cleusa aka cleo

Melissa said...

Kandee -- you are always an inspiration to me!
The ladies over at glamour magazine think so too! Thought I'd give you a heads up!

http://www.glamour.com/beauty/blogs/girls-in-the-beauty-department/2009/09/want-to-look-like-a-celeb.html

katie said...

you really are so inspiring and amazing. this is exactly what i have been needing lately! you always know just how to help and i feel like you are the answer to my prayers! god is speaking to me through you and you have helped me through hard times, thank you so much kandee you are wonderful<33

Jac said...

Greetings from Australia! We love you Kandee!

TIA said...

Hi Kandee...i'm in school and the other day my teacher was talking about how everyone has coins in their pocket and how every time something positive happens to us, we get a coin. Then when bad things happen, we give that coin up. My point is that bad things often happen that take up our reserve of coins, but your blog is one extra coin in the pocket to keep us going. God Bless you for that!

Sidnee Love said...

Two days ago, after watching your story video, I had an epiphany of pretty much exactly what you said here. I decided to change my way of thinking so that I can be happy and reach my dreams. Thank you for what you've created here. You have helped so many people! You are absolutely beautiful inside and out. We all love you Kandee :)

*** said...

Hi Kandee, I really do the things your discussing in this post and I really feel super good and relaxed about life since I adopted this way of thinking.. life is so beautiful in its simplicity and positivity! :)

I think when you realize that, you are one of the richest and happiest person in life :).

I'm happy I think change my mind patterns, and very glad you discuss this point, it is so inspiring and true! :D

By the way, get some sleep bb! You know your body needs it! Please take care of yourself in the weeks to come!

Take care! :D

Mélissa

mdiama18 said...

Kandee... thank u so much for all ur inspiring words!! u r such an awesome person... i admire u so much for everything u do!! thank u so much for the time u give us!!
take care!!

luv ya.

diana

DEVYN TRAN said...

re: "Sleep anorexia"

ROFL!!!! That cracks me up, especially since I'm sharing your same sleep deprivation. But let's not forget that we mustn't forget to take care of ourselves so that we may BETTER take care of our babies. = o) You deserve it too! Plus, no sleep = undereye bags = no fun.

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