• Beauty

    my low buy 2020

    I’m doing a low buy in 2020. If you’re unfamiliar with a low buy (or no buy), it’s when you do put a restriction on how much you’re buying or simply not buy anything. For me, my low buy will focus on makeup, beauty and skincare. Low and no buys have become popular in the beauty community, and I find them intriguing. The reason for doing them varies by person, but generally it’s to help curb shopping habits, making sure you’re using what you already own, and not buying into the consumer culture of the beauty community. Why? In 2019, I started getting back in makeup more so than previous…

  • 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…

  • simple sustainable swaps
    Lifestyle

    simple sustainable swaps

    As I continue on my journey for balance, I’m trying to be more aware of my impact on the environment. This used to never cross my mind and now it’s always in my thought process with nearly everything I do. With this change, I’m doing my best to find sustainable swaps that fit my lifestyle and help the planet. I’ve already made a number of the swaps that I’ve shared include quitting fast fashion and switching to bamboo toothbrushes. Others things include always carrying a water bottle, something I’ve done for years. Not only are these swaps great for the planet, but many are great for your wallet! Investing in…

  • 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…

  • At Home Manicure Essentials
    Beauty

    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
    Beauty

    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…