SIMPLE WAYS TO BE POSITIVE (GLOW UP WEEKLY #13)

having a positive outlook on life can be hard especially when times are hard & stressful but positivity is so important! in this post (part of the glow up weekly series, which you can check out here) I’ll share some of my tips for staying positive & simple ways you can be positive in your everyday life. let me know what you think in the comments below after reading the post!! <33

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GLOW UP WEEKLY 12: UNFOLLOW TOXIC SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS & CURATE AN INSPIRING FEED

heyo friends! happy friday πŸ™‚ In case you’re new, I’ve been doing a series called “glow up weekly” for over 9 months (kinda crazy) where I share different little aspects of your life to make better every couple weeks. there’s actually only two more topics/weeks left which is insane but you can view all the posts in the series here and the introduction post here.

This week we’re going to be talking all about social media. I’m going to share some of my favorite accounts to follow, and how I make my feed positive & inspiring whenever I open it. Let me know what you think in the comments below <33

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GLOW UP 11: CURATE YOUR PLAYLISTS

heyo friends! I hope you’re having an amazing friday. I have been loving the glow up series so much & I know you guys like it too!! this week we’re going to talk allll about curating your playlists. i’ve always wanted my spotify to be super cute but it’s honestly not lol. in this post I’m just going to be sharing a couple of my current favorite songs and I would love it if you guys could share yours in the comments below too!

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GLOW UP WEEKLY 10: STICK TO A SKINCARE ROUTINE

heyo frens!! it’s time for another glow up weekly (my fav & yalls fav). this week we’re going to be talking alll about skincare. just wanted to start off with a little disclaimer: i am not an expert or professional at all but i’m just going to share the skincare products that work for me and some tips from other people. <33 taking care of your skin is so important & it doesn’t have to be a 30 step routine lol (i feel like a lot of people think that!)

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GLOW UP WEEKLY 09: HOW TO GET MORE SLEEP (IT’S HARDDDD)

heyooo friends and welcome or welcome back to the blog!! happy friday πŸ™‚ today I’m continuing the glow up weekly series and this week it’s all about sleep. if you’ve ever wondered how much sleep you *really* need, why, and how to actually get that much sleep, this is the post for you <33 keep on reading and let me know what you think in the comments below.

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GLOW UP WEEKLY 07: HAVING CONFIDENCE (QUOTES/TIPS)

Welcome or welcome back to christina and camera! Today I’m continuing the glow up weekly series (for the first time in a couple months oops) because a lot of you guys said you really liked it. if you’re new, make sure you check out the introduction post for this series and all of the posts in the series.

Today’s topic is having confidence so I wanted to share some tips, resources, and quotes for being confident in who you are ❀ love you all and hope you love this post!!

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GLOW UP WEEKLY 05: HOW TO SPEND LESS TIME ON SCREENS

I know it’s been forever (I think like 2 months!!) since I shared a glow up weekly post but they are back and hopefully I will be able to be more consistent with them (:

If you’re new, check out the introduction to this series here and see all the posts in the series here!

This week we’re going to be talking about the negative affects of screens on our health and some practical ways you can spend less time on devices! This is something that most people don’t really think about but it’s definitely a part of your glow up. I’m so excited for this post!!

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glow up weekly 04: self care day

hey frens! I am loving this fun series and I hope you are too πŸ™‚ today I’m going to be talking about self care and having a self care day. read on for freebies and tips that you can incorporate into your life!

if you’re new, check out the intro post to this series here πŸ™‚

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glow up weekly 01: creating a workout routine

hey frens! who is excited for the first glow up weekly? I know I sure am!! today we’re going to be chatting about creating a workout routine (and there’s a free printable, woo)


if you’ve worked out before, or even if you haven’t, I’m positive you’ve heard of a workout routine! it’s super simple, but basically it’s just a routine (that can change to fit your life, of course) that you repeat for consistent workouts! having a plan is really motivating, at least for me, and it makes working out so much more managable.

so here’s how to make your own!

first, pick activities to put on it! this can be anything you’d like. I recommend picking some things you love (like volleyball or swimming) and some that might not be your favorite but you know are super good for you, like running or pilates. try some new things and figure out what works for you and is something you’d like to put on your plan.

next, check the calendar. look at your local gym or yoga studio for classes you might be interested in and see if there’s room on your calendar. also, think about your habits. do you always hang with friends on saturday mornings? are you always really tired and unmotivated on thursday afternoons? pick days you know you’ll feel motivated and ready to work! I’d suggest starting out with putting three days a week on your plan because that’s manageable and easy to fit in.

now, put it all together and write it down! there’s actually a spot on the printable for that, so print that out and write out your weekly workout schedule. step back and tweak things about it to make it perfect for you. once you like it, put it on your calendar or hang the printable in your room so you won’t forget.

finally, put it into action! you can always make changes if there’s a schedule change or you piled too much on your plate. this is the most important step, so don’t procrastinate! stick to your workout plan and just go for it, girl! I promise you will not regret it (:

today’s freebie:

in my opinion, today’s freebie is super cute (I might be a bit biased though πŸ˜‰ )

save this to your device and print it out!

I also included a pdf version if you’d like to use that one instead! just click the download button and print for easy use.


do you have a workout routine? what does it look like? are you joining us for the glow up challenge? chat with me below πŸ’›

your guide to a glow up {introduction}

hello frens πŸ™‚ hope you’re having a great day so far!

today I’m kicking off a new series called “glow up weekly” where i share a different way to glow up each week. I am so excited for this series and I think you guys will love it πŸ’›


I’ve seen my share of glow up checklists on pinterest (and I’m sure you have too) but what does a glow up actually mean? after looking deeper, I realized that “glowing up” can really be whatever you want. it basically just means becoming a better person, and you can achieve that in so many different ways! you can do what’s best for your body by eating clean and healthy or take a self care day to relax and rejuvenate.

glow up: a mental, physical, and emotional transformation for the better

to kick off this series, I’m sharing a long list of different things you can do to glow up. each week I’ll go through the list and go into detail on each step, sharing tips and life hacks to glow up!

also: there will be a freebie included in each post where I make the tips for that day into a printable format! you don’t have to subscribe to any lists or follow anything (though I would appreciate it if you followed my blog!) to get these freebies.

you can download this picture for free πŸ™‚ just right click on it and click save!

today I’ll be sharing a printable checklist for your glow up and a list of all the steps we’ll be including πŸ’›

just a note: girl, you are beautiful just as you are! don’t start your “glow up” with a negative mindset or thinking you need to do this to be pretty/for people to like you. do this for you, girl. a glow up doesn’t just mean trying a new makeup look – it’s a journey to a healthy, positive, and confident lifestyle.

also, feel free to skip any of the steps on the checklist or mark them off if you already have accomplished them. for example, if you already have an exercise routine, you can check that one off (just make sure you’re actually doing it, heehe). this is for you, so use it however you’d like.

here’s each of the steps this series will include:

  • create an exercise routine
  • eat healthy
  • plan your life/get organized
  • have a self care day
  • drink more water
  • declutter/organize your space
  • be confident in who you are
  • journal
  • get more sleep
  • stick to a skincare routine
  • curate your playlists
  • unfollow negative social media accounts
  • have a positive outlook on life
  • take care of your hair

today’s freebie:

today I’m sharing a (super cute, but I might be a bit biased) checklist that you can print off and hang up in your room during this series. there’s also a little notes section where you can add in your own items, journal about your progress, make a shopping list, notes as you read through each post, and really whatever floats your boat! I will be using this checklist throughout the challenge as well and think it will be really helpful πŸ˜‰

save to your device and print this out!

I also made the checklist downloadable as a pdf file if you’d like to print it that way!

if you skimmed this post: we’re starting a glow up challenge! every week we’ll focus on something different (posts will be coming out every wednesday) and we can check off each box together!

I’m also thinking about going live once or twice during this challenge over on instagram (@christinaandcamera) to chat with you guys, answer questions, etc. let me know if you would join that πŸ˜‰


are you excited for this series? I am so pumped to see how it goes and glow up with you guys πŸ’›

comment below if you’re doing this challenge! πŸ’›