• Lifestyle

    Recent Summer Favorites

    I know it’s not officially summer yet, but I’m feeling summer and it’s in full swing in our house. Summer vacations can begin, more outdoor activities, dinners and barbecues on the patio. So many new things to do outside and more to come in the next few months. I have a few new things I’m loving including makeup items I want share! beauty Revlon Colorstay Foundation | My skin has been a wreck lately, if I’m being honest. I’m having so many issues with it and I’m working on getting it back to a better level. Part of the new issues I’m having with my skin is excess oil throughout the…

  • Beauty

    My Favorite Eye Shadow Palettes

    My top three eye shadow palettes in my collection come down to their quality and versatility. For me the two biggest factors in finding a perfect palette is if I can make a look out of it and if I’m able to travel with it. I’ve traveled with all of these palettes in the past year and they’re easy to work with when in morning when I’m getting ready for work. I know a lot of people are really into matte eye shadows and looks right now, but I haven’t been able to get into the trend. I enjoy having a variety of eye shadow textures in my palettes including a few good mattes for…

  • Beauty

    Bronzers of Summer

    For the longest time, I was not using bronzer. I was determined not to like bronzer because I’m so sick and tired of hearing about contouring, carving, and slimming. Since spring, and especially now that June is leading to warmer weather I’ve been warming up to using bronzer to do light contouring and adding some color around my face. I’ve found a technique and brush that I’m happy with and I have a few bronzer shades to recommend. I have warm undertones and I’m naturally tan looking throughout the year. I don’t have a MAC shade to refer to, but my color match in the MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural is Medium-Dark,…

  • Lifestyle

    Summer Plans

    Plans for summer are finally starting to come together. Jake and I have been talking about summer plans since March, and for a while we weren’t sure everything we were planning was going to happen, but finally we have made plans and taken time off work for our adventures. The first part of summer was a move at work. My work’s office made a big move a few weeks ago and I’m loving it. My commute has gone down 50 percent since we moved and I have a ton more time in the mornings and in the evenings to get to the gym, get to the grocery store, and all…