Feb 13, 2017

The Perfect Galentine's Party

Whether you're in a relationship or not, Galentine's Day is a must. It's a judge-free zone to wear a nasty looking face mask that extracts crud from your pores, while sipping champagne and popping Dove Chocolates like they are M&Ms, with a never-ending chick-flick marathon on the television screen. Your BF isn't gonna go for any of that on your Valentine's date. So, what do you need for the perfect Galentine's Day date?

Feb 8, 2017

7 Instant Gratification Beauty Products

I'll be the first to admit, any time I try a new product that says it will soften my skin, make it look more radiant, or help reduce the small crows feet around my eyes (thanks Sunshine State), I want to see immediate results. I know that's not actually how it works, but sometimes I think it should. If you tell me something is going to plump the lines on my face, I want to see them actually plump up. For most products, instant gratification just isn't going to happen. These top seven products, however—I swear to you—you will see and feel immediate results. Some of these products I've purchased multiple times and others I've literally only used a once use sample size (that's the true test).

Feb 1, 2017

Spotify Playlists On Repeat

I'm the first one to get in a music funk. I have music playing at least eight hours a day while I work, I listen to music to and from the office in the morning, and then I listen to music when I'm working on other things at night. So, if I hear a song on repeat or I'm just not into a certain style, I'm quick to change the song, and go on the hunt for something else.

I can bounce around from country, to 90s music, to ghetto rap and a messy top knot quicker than you can blink your eyes. So, I've accumulated a decent sized assortment of both Spotify created playlists and my own. So, if you're in a music funk, take a scroll below. Also, be sure to leave me a comment telling you which playlist is your new fave!

Jan 9, 2017

The 3-Minute Peel

One thing I really like about monthly beauty boxes is the opportunity to try new products I'd never in a million years find on my own or risk spending money on just to hate it. I've discovered some amazing beauty products, but everything pales in comparison to the Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel. I know that's saying a lot, but it's true.

Jan 4, 2017

2017 Goals

I love the feeling of a fresh start: a new year, a new month on the calendar, a new week, a never been used journal, they all mean "clean start" to me. There's something mental about it, I know. It's hard to start new on a Wednesday. So, I get it.

I spent most of December looking forward to 2017 and all the fresh, newness that would come with it. The fresh, newness I not only wanted to receive from God, but fresh and new I wanted to do for myself too. I can't sit around and expect great things to happen if I'm not doing something to better myself or make this life the happiest life I can live.

So, with that, I spent a good part of last week writing down every single thing I want to be more cognizant of pursuing in this new year. I'm calling it, "The Year of Adventure" after landing on adventure as my word of the year. To me, it doesn't just mean traveling as a means of adventure, but really expanding my horizons and doing things I wouldn't normally do within the realm of my comfort zone. I even got myself this wishbone keychain from Anthropologie to serve as a reminder.

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