• Beauty

    fall beauty favorites | 2019

    I’m back! Summer was crazy busy with our wedding planning and all the activities that come along with a wedding. Now that all of that is wrapped up, I’m finally able to set aside some time for my blog and hopefully my Instagram which has also been neglected. I thought I’d get back on track with some of my favorites from over the summer and beginning of fall. A lot of these makeup products were used on my wedding day. Something else that I’m trying to be mindful of lately is purchasing cruelty-free makeup and beauty products. I’m not 100% CF yet, but I’m taking steps to get there. The…

  • natural deodorant recommendations
    Beauty

    my natural deodorant recommendations

    About a year ago, I shared that I had switched to using a natural deodorant in lieu of an antiperspirant. Well, that only lasted until that one product ran out. So I switched back and got used to the sweat-free life again. After some more consideration, I decided that switching to a natural deodorant is only going to benefit my health and my future self. Natural deodorants have become more popular over the past several years due to the possible side effects of using aluminium-based antiperspirants. For me, making the switch came down to the aluminum being a possible hormone disruptor, which I’m uncomfortable with as it can impact fertility…

  • Beauty

    my curly hair essentials

    Now that we’re in the hot, summer months, it’s time for an updated list of my essential curly hair products that keep the frizz away! These are products that are essential to my routine for perfect, frizz-free curls almost every time. Since my last post, I’ve added new products and techniques that have been game changers. For many months, I’ve been keeping things simple and letting my hair do what it wants. I rarely style it after it has dried, which helps keeps the frizz away. When I do style my hair, it’s usually down parted to the side, half up half down or in a top knot at the…

  • At Home Manicure Essentials
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    the perfect nude nail & at-home manicure tips

    This will be a quick blog post that will help you step up your at-home manicure! As soon as the warmer months come around, my schedule becomes packed! And since I’ve been on a nail polish kick lately, I’ve had to create my own at-home manicure process and find products that give salon-like results. After many trial and errors, and testing a ton of polish colors, I think I’ve found the perfect at-home manicure and nude nail. I love having my nails done, but I really can’t afford going to the salon twice per month. I think that’s most of us, right? That being said, I can’t stand when the…

  • Spring Beauty Favorites
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    spring beauty favorites | 2019

    Over the past several months, I’ve been getting back into beauty and makeup. When I first started my blog, makeup was my main content. I used to do reviews, first impressions, empties, and more. Since I’m currently on the mend from surgery, I’ve had to find another hobby to focus on for a few weeks that didn’t involve dead lifts. A lot of these favorites you might recognize from my recent Mexico Packing List. Turns out, all my picks for our spring vacation were perfect for traveling and every day looks. All of these products help with perfecting my base which is essential to any makeup look. These picks are…