10-Min Look with Allure’s Best of Beauty Products

Beauty junkies rejoice. Allure magazine just announced its editor’s favorite products this year. There were bold products that made the list. Smoky shadows, bright shadows and lipsticks. But many of the products were as versatile as they come, perfect for any occasion. I picked my favorites to create this barely-there, go-to look that can be completed in less than 10 minutes....more

Hilarious New Pumpkin Spice Products for Fall

I, like many of you, have succumbed to the siren call.What siren call?  you ask.The siren call of the Pumpkin Spice Latte, of course.As soon as September hits and the leaves curl ever so slightly, I feel excited for fall. And what better way to celebrate fall than with a delicious Pumpkin Spice Latte, suddenly available on every street corner?I have indulged. The first 3 sips were heaven. And then I was pretty much done!But since those blissful 3 sips, I’ve noticed something very interesting....more

Beauty Must-Haves

 One thing you'll soon learn about me is that I have a love for makeup and beauty products of any kind. It's a serious problem. The other serious problem is that I am seriously cheap! I'm not one to spend a lot willingly on myself, but every once in a while, I get a little crazy....more

Pack Your Gym Bag For Success

There are so many excuses we make about not being able to go to the gym. One of the main excuses we make is either, “I don’t have enough time” or “I don’t have what I need to go right now.” We have the perfect solution to your problem, always have a gym bag in your car filled with all your essential gym items you need. This way you have no excuse not to hit the gym after work or where ever you may be.The asterisk items are what you need to have prepared each day in advance.   The rest of the items are great to keep in your bag at all times.  ...more

Cleanse the Funk Out

After a long week of fully/overly indulging in divine meals and treats, you need a good cleanse! If you don’t like juicing cleanses because of the lack of satisfaction, you are not alone.  Juicing is not the only way you can clean out your body, the nutrients in food are extremely powerful. Along with food, supplements are a great way to aid in your cleanse.Here are some great food and juice cleanses that Dr Oz has suggested....more

let's talk hair

let me start off with saying i’m not the type of girl who’s really into hair and make-up products. i never really learned how to do that stuff, and am pretty super low maintenance when it comes to that. i rarely wear any make-up at all, and usually only do my hair for special occasions. i have been “that girl” at work who’s hair is always in a ponytail. but as i hit 30, i realized that i want to start being more “grown-up” and have started incorporating some things into my non-existent beauty regime....more

My 5 Favorite Beauty Products

Here are some of my favorite beauty products....more
Thanks for these tips. My eye shadows never stay on, so I appreciate the tip! I will try the ...more

Travel: Simplifying Without Wasting

It's like a mini-product purge (sort of) like I did here, or maybe we could call it just being more efficient. Efficiently simplifying! See, we end up with a bunch of product samples -- mostly freebies that were included as special offers, or free with a coupon deal. And sample-sizes are perfect sizes for purse necessities or diaper bag needs, and finally, of course, small sizes for travel....more
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Post-Summer: Reflecting on Must-Have Faves

Fellow moms, do you have specific product favorites that you use during the summer that you want others to know about because you have had a great experience with and think others could benefit from? I was thinking the other day, what were my key faves that were important for my summer, and even other times in the year. I don't typically write posts about products on my blog site; however, when there are some that I can't stop talking about I feel it's important to share with my readers, I do. Some of my favorites are not necessarily seasonal....more