Thursday, September 29, 2016

Loreal Pure-Clay Mask Exfoliate and Refine Pores #VideoDemo and #ProductReview

I was on the look-out for a new clay mask since finishing up my old jar and discovered L'Oreal Paris Pure-Clay Masks. 

There are actually three (3) different masks to choose from but I was most interested in the Pure-Clay Exfoliate and Refine Pores Mask with red algae. I found it very easily at my local Target in the Advanced Skincare section. 
In the video below, I share my initial thoughts about this clay mask, how I used the product, what it looks like up close, and my after-use review.

It is recommended that you use this clay mask 3 times a week. I have a personal weekly schedule for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. So, make sure to schedule in some time for Y-O-U! :)

Disclaimer: This product review was not sponsored by Loreal Paris or Target. Selena Thinking Out Loud purchased this product for personal use and exploration of new clay masks. All opinions in the video review are 100% my own. 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Story Time #Sunday | Time With #God Ep14: Q and A Video #BibleDiscussion #LivingforChrist

In this Story Time Sunday, Time With God, Episode 14, I answer questions from one of my viewers. She wanted to know my personal testimony: How did I come to Christ? And, what was it about Christ that made me realize that there was no going back? Those are the questions that I answer this week! 

Selena Thinking Out Loud

Watch the new episode and if you have any questions for my next Q and A, leave them in the comments below or chat with me on the Snapchat app, @svbprods. Have a blessed week!!!

Find me on Snapchat @svbprods

The Scripture mentioned in this week's Story Time Sunday Episode #14:
Romans 6:23

The Bible I Use: Women of Faith NIV Study Bible -

♥ Have a blessed week! ♥

Thursday, September 22, 2016

[#WinnerAnnounced] Fall Nail Polish Faves and $25 Fall Cash #Giveaway! Open Worldwide. Ends: Oct 22, 12AM/EST

Winner Announced!! Congratulations to...

Debbi W. 
(verified and posted on the Rafflecopter form below)
Thank you all for participating! See you soon for the next one!

It's officially the First Day of Fall! Wow! Before we know it, it's going to be time for heavier jackets, coats, boots, ear muffs, and beautiful Fall Nail Polishes to try!! 

During the Summer, I started wearing more nail polish colors outside of my normal comfort zone. It turned out to be a positive experience for me and a little color on my fingernails put a smile on my face too! While at CVS, I started looking for my Fall Nail Polish Faves and picked up four (4) so far. I also decided to have this $25 Fall Cash Giveaway, to help you get started looking for your faves too!

In the YouTube video below, I share the Fall Nail Polish colors I picked up during my CVS shopping trip and also how to enter my $25 Fall Cash Giveaway! 

Make sure to enter my Giveaway using the Rafflecopter Entry Form BELOW the video!! Good Luck

$25 Fall Cash Giveaway
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Selena Thinking Out Loud
(Giveaway Runs: Sept 22 - Oct 22, 2016, 12AM/EST)

One (1) lucky winner will receive $25 Cash via PayPal

  • Must be at least 18 years old or older.
  • Open Worldwide.

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Enter using the Rafflecopter Entry Form ONLY. All entries are optional but the more entries you complete, the more chances you will have to win.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

#VLOG: Chocolate Tofu NO BAKE #Pie | #DairyFree Dessert

Selena Thinking Out Loud is here with a Chocolate Tofu No Bake Pie dessert recipe that I haven't prepared in years. Wow! However, I absolutely love this NO BAKE pie because it's quick, easy to make, and your friends who frown up their faces when you say words like "TOFU", will love it (don't tell them it's in there)! 

So...for your next potluck, company party, or social gathering, prepare this Chocolate Tofu No Bake pie and let me know in the comments how your guests like it. 

It's rich and chocolaty, so I like to have a slice with a cup of hot tea! Enjoy!

Chocolate Tofu NO BAKE Pie

Photo by Selena Thinking Out Loud

2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Pkg & 1/2 FIRM Tofu
1/4 cup or less, Soy Milk (optional, for an even creamier pie filling)

Melt the Semi-Sweet mini chocolate chips. Then blend all ingredients together (melted chocolate, tofu, cinnamon, and brown sugar)until creamy. Pour into Graham Cracker Ready Pie Crust. Refrigerate until pie filling has stiffened or firm to touch, about 1 - 2 hours). Serve and keep refrigerated.

Serves about 10.

Photo by Selena Thinking Out Loud

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Story Time #Sunday | Time With God Ep12: Hagar The Other Woman #BibleDiscussion #BibleStudy

Selena Thinking Out Loud welcomes you to Story Time Sunday, Time With God Episode 12, a bible discussion about the concubine Hagar, who became "the other woman" from no actions of her own. She was an Egyptian maidservant and a foreigner, in the Pagan culture, for Abraham's wife, Sarah. However, because Sarah could not wait on God's plans for child-bearing, she created a complicated love triangle in the process. So what happens to Hagar and her son, Ishmael?

Hagar and Ishmael

Comment Below on This Week's Question: How do you handle unexpected situations with people who mistreat you, devalue you, or stab you in the back?

The Story Time Sunday video and scriptures are listed below for you. You can use your Bible or Bible app and follow along, or just watch and listen.

The Scripture for this Story Time Sunday Episode #12:

♥Genesis 16: 1-6, 10-13
♥Genesis 21: 8-13, 17-21

The Bible I Use: Women of Faith NIV Study Bible -

♥ Have a blessed week! ♥

Friday, September 9, 2016

My Tiny Apartment Tour 2016 | #Minimalist Living in #LosAngeles

Minimalist living is my new way of enjoying the things I absolutely love and use on a daily basis. In Los Angeles, we always see and hear about the huge mansions of the rich and famous!! Indeed, the homes of beautiful and breath-taking. However, not everyone chooses to live in such huge places, entertaining lots of guests, family, and friends. Some even live off the grid in Tiny Houses!! How cool is that?! 


Tiny House - Country Living

Well, this year, I have realized how important "my possessions" are to my everyday life and how they influence my thinking, emotions, and physical comfort. Too much clutter can make you feel overwhelmed and mentally unfocused. Besides, you can only spend time in one room at a time. I found that I spent my time in one room more than any others at home. 

On the closet door in my new tiny apartment

That's why when I discovered how people were living in tiny spaces and only taking things that they actually will use on an almost daily basis, that clicked with me!! I became curious and when I moved out of my condo, I was surprised to discover that I, myself, would be embarking on a more simplistic, minimalist, way of living. Go Me!!

So...I thought that I would share with you a video-backstory and a look inside my new tiny space apartment in Los Angeles! What do you think? Share any comments below.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Story Time #Sunday | Time With God Ep11: Ruth Overcomes Rejection #BibleDiscussion #BibleStudy

Selena Thinking Out Loud welcomes you to Story Time Sunday, Time With God Episode 11, where we will be having a bible discussion about the widow Ruth and how she overcame rejection. 

'Ruth in the Fields', Merle Hugues, 1876
No matter who you are, male or female, you probably have faced some form of rejection or felt like an outcast. Some forms of rejection come from racial tensions, cultural differences, gender inequality, and more! They could have manifested as a teenager in High School or College, in the workplace, or from family and people you thought were your friends. 

Comment Below on This Week's Question:
Have you ever felt like an outcast (like you didn't belong)? If so, how did you overcome the odds placed against you? 

The Story Time Sunday video and scriptures are listed below for you. You can use your Bible or Bible app and follow along, or just watch and listen.

The Scripture for this Story Time Sunday Episode #11:

♥Ruth 1: 16-18
♥Ruth Chapter 2

The Bible I Use: Women of Faith NIV Study Bible -

♥ Have a blessed week! ♥

Shattered My IPhone 6 Screen Fix It Tips! #IPhoneScreenFix

When I shattered my IPhone 6 Screen, I could have gone to the Apple Store or a local fix-it shop, but I decided to do it myself!! Yes, it was pretty brave of me to open my cell phone, not really having a plan B. However, I was up for the challenge ;)

In this video, I share with you my experience and the resources I used below. 

The Links to Get Started are below:
*Purchased the iPhone 6 LCD & Touch Screen Digitizer Assembly Replacement - White:

*RepairsUniverse Instruction Video:

*YouTuber Repair Video I Recommend:

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Grow Your Own #IndoorGarden #Giveaway with @ClickandGrow Open to US. Ends: Sept 23, 2016

Since I started planting strawberry plants, Hostas, tomato and basil, on my patio this year, I have been hooked on gardening. It's a wonderful feeling to see my plants grow from seeds or bulbs when I purchase them from BloomingBulb. However, not everyone has an outdoor space to grow their very own garden. In that case Click and Grow has developed a way to bring your gardening favorites indoors too! It's even easy for the novice gardener. Watch how it works below. Then enter their giveaway for 2 winners!!

Click and Grow is giving 2 lucky entrants their Starter Kit and an additional tomato refill pack!! Open to US. Enter now below and Good Luck!

Grow Your Own Indoor Garden Giveaway with Click And Grow (2 Winners) Retail Value: $160

Deliciously Savvy is hosting an amazing giveaway in which 2 lucky winners will receive a Click and Grow Starter Kit PLUS a Tomato Refill Pack! TRV is $160. I LOVE my Click And Grow and you can read all about it HERE

Hosted By: Deliciously Savvy

Promoted By: Selena Thinking Out Loud

PLUS a Big Thank You To All Blogs Helping To Promote This Fabulous Giveaway! You Rock!

2 Lucky Winners Will Receive The Items Below (TRV $160)
(Each Winner Receives) The Smart Herb Garden Starter Kit ($60 RV) *Comes with 3 Complimentary Basil Starter Plants*

(Each Winner Receives) Mini Tomato Refill Pack ($20 RV)


  • Giveaway Runs: 09/01/16, 9PM/EST through 09/23/16, 11:59PM/EST
  • Entrants must be 18 years old to enter
  • Open to US residents only

Any Questions Email Me At mcushing7 (at) hotmail (dot) com.This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook,Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This giveaway is valid onlyin the United States.

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