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Real Talk | Life's Too Short To Feel Guilty About These Things

Lifestyle, Real TalkMaría Elena RodríguezComment

After a night of browsing around the Sephora and Ulta websites, wondering if I really needed a $40 CC Cream and three new makeup brushes, I decided to finally checkout my order. But after I made my purchase and uploaded a picture to my Snapchat talking about how bad I felt about my decision, I asked myself this simple question: Why did I feel guilty about buying something I enjoy so much?

Why do we have to feel so guilty about giving ourselves a treat, something that makes us happy at least once a month? I mean, don't get me wrong, you better pay your bills and be careful not drown yourself in credit card debt. But if we know how to manage our money and spend it only whenever we can, why should we feel bad about giving ourselves a nice treat? We work really hard for our money (at least some of us) and life should be more about doing what makes you happy. Cliché, but totally true. 

That's why I was inspired to make a list of the things you should never regret spoiling yourself over:


Even if you are a daily wearer or only wear makeup on special occasions, there is no doubt makeup makes you feel pretty and confident every now and then. If you want to buy another shade of lipstick, go ahead and do it! A confident boost is definitely priceless. You can read my latest beauty adventures here

Having a fancy skincare routine

I used to be a huge slacker with this. And I have multiple high school pictures to prove it, but you won't be amazed by those anytime soon. So now that I'm officially a quarter life person (I don't want to say crisis anymore), I know that I have to stick to a routine or suffer the consequences of my tanning days at the beach during college. I resolved this by mastering the art of looking at my skincare routine as "me time" every evening. I recently entered the rose water sprays world and I'm hooked! Does it do anything different to my skin? I doubt it, but it smells great and makes me feel fancy as hell. So to me, that is so worth it. 

Find a similar rose water spray here.


It's not like I always feel bad about traveling, is that I was never used to buying airplane tickets more than once a year. But this year everything has changed and I have started to cut down on my Sephora hauls in order to have more money to travel to new places.  This not only has helped me to heal in several aspects of my life, it helps me create more valuable content for Ambinity, which I value the most. If you want to check out my most recent trip to California check these travel diaries:

I will also be traveling to a new place next week so make sure you follow me on Instagram @ambinity and Snapchat (elenarodrz)! I will be keeping you guys updated. 

Barcelona is next on my Bucket List! Check out a similar travel guide here.

That one fashion statement item you've always wanted

For me, this was my Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 in Damier Ebene. I bought it pre-owned almost a year ago as a reward for several goals I had accomplished. It was the bag of my dreams and I'm reminded of my hard work every time I wear it. I'm reminded that I can have whatever I want if I work really hard. 

Check out my latest "What's in my Bag" featuring my Speedy here.

Buying candles that cost more than $25

This may sound ridiculous, but to me, this is so relaxing. And just as my rose water sprays, it actually does nothing but gives my life an added luxury that feels rewarding and indulging. My favorite candles are sold during the fall and winter months so I am super excited about it! Here are some of my favorite luxury scents:

Bath and Body Works Candle

Getting pampered at the salon

Even if you go once every 3-5 months like I do or you're lucky enough to afford going every month, going to the salon must be a moment to splurge and celebrate your week's hard work. So if you feel like getting a mani/pedi while your highlights get done, go ahead and do it!

Buying Fresh Flowers for yourself

This is a huge one for me. I try to buy my favorite kind of white flowers (I have yet to learn their names) at least once a month. They make my room feel pretty and fresh. Plus, it makes killer flat lay Instagram pictures! 

That's it guys! I really hope you enjoyed this post. Just remember: Enjoy life while can people! It's too short not to enjoy it in your favorite things. 

Now I want to hear about you! What are your favorite ways to indulge? 

Until next time, 

María Elena