• Beauty

    2019 beauty & skincare favorites

    * This post contains affiliate links. 2019 was the year I started getting back into makeup, beauty and truly taking care of my skin. Makeup was my first hobby that I delved into and consider myself to be pretty good at it. So this year I have a good round up of beauty and skincare favorites to share! Over the course of the year, I tried a lot of new products trying to find products that I truly love and perform well. Many of these favorites were also used on my wedding day, so you know they are reliable. In addition to trying new products, I’ve been decluttering products from…

  • Lifestyle

    Spring Clothing Haul

    I’m heading out to Los Angeles in a few weeks (I know, I can’t stop talking about it) and wanted to pick up some new clothes both for the trip and for work as the weather gets warmer. I’ve mentioned this before, but I only started my current job this past fall and it’s the first time I’ve had to rock business casual five days a week. I’m still working on getting pieces in my closet that work for both business casual and play, and that includes a few shopping trips now and then. Usually, I would just purchase new clothes online, but all my previous purchases from the Old Navy petite section…

  • Lifestyle

    Friday Favorites | 3.4.16

    Happy March! Glad you’re here for another Friday Favorites! BEAUTY  Cover Girl Ready, Set Gorgeous Foundation | I’ve included this foundation in a foundation and base post in the past, but I’ve rediscovered it as a favorite over the past few weeks. It has just enough coverage for me, keeps me pretty matte, and is a great color match – 210 Medium Beige. I had been on the search for a lighter coverage base for the work week, and I do really enjoy the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer that I mentioned a few weeks back, but on the days I have plans in the evening after work I still prefer to wear…

  • Recipes

    Time For A Protein Shake

    This is going to be a short and rather boring post. It’s how I make my protein shakes. It’s a very simple recipe, but it’s low in calories with all the benefits of other protein shakes I’ve made in the past. Here’s what you’ll need: 6 – 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk, original or vanilla – 30 calories per serving 1 serving of protein powder of choice – I like EAS Complete Protein, Vanilla 150 calories per serving 4 – 6 ounces water Blender Bottle, or something to mix/blend your shake together Optional: peanut butter, flax seed, oatmeal, banana, other add-ins if you prefer, but keep in mind these add more calories…

  • Fitness

    Gym Investments – Shoes

    When I started going to the gym, I was sill in college and the shoes I purchased to use on the elliptical were some basic tennis shoes.  I had some Saucony tennis shoes that I bought on Amazon just to do some basic cardio and to wear to my retail job for my eight hour shifts.  After really committing myself to the gym I invested in some running shoes and eventually some more athletic shoes that I would use for lifting. For my New Year’s Resolution of 2013, I decided I wanted to make running my resolution.  I ran once with my Saucony tennis shoes and decided I wasn’t about…