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What’s in my Purse? My Summer Must Haves

August 8, 2017

I change out my purse all the time. I love to match it to my outfit or activities for the day (work, shopping, date night) and its always fun to switch it up. Though my purse may change there are a few summer essentials that you will always find in my bag.   Travel sized sunscreen. So often I’m out and about during the summer and realize that I’m starting to burn. Of course this always happens when I won’t be…

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LUSH Summer Skin Care Essentials

July 22, 2017

Our skin changes from season to season. In January you were as dry as a raisin scone and now your face is an oil slick you can’t get under control. The worst part is, you find a skin care routine that is really working for you, and then your skin changes and you aren’t sure what to use anymore. Even though I am a licensed esthetician, I still face the same struggles. Over the last few years I have learned…

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Food Lifestyle

Vegan Cashew Alfredo Sauce

July 14, 2017

Last year I started experimenting with some vegan recipes. I found so many great ones, but this is my absolute favorite. If you haven’t tried cooking vegan before, don’t get scared. This recipe is so easy and definitely doesn’t “taste vegan.” I am not vegan or vegetarian but this is a recipe we make all the time, simply because it is a delicious, healthy alternative to regular alfredo sauce. The best part? It is SO EASY to make. Here is…

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How I Stay Motivated

July 8, 2017

Staying motivated is something I have always struggled with. I am a dreamer, which means I’m great at coming up with ideas, but I can quickly get off track and discouraged. My mind tends to go a million different directions, and it’s hard to focus. When I decided to really commit to this blog while still working my day job, I knew I was going to have to make some changes to stay on track. I started implementing some new,…

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How To: Water-proof Foundation

July 3, 2017

Summer is officially in full swing. That means vacations, days spent at the pool, and sweating. To be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of summer, but I still try to enjoy it as best I can. I am an esthetician, so most days I do wear a full face of makeup, but summer heat makes makeup more difficult. On top of the humidity outside, I sit in front a steamer during treatments. By the end of my work day,…

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Food Lifestyle

The Perfect Caramel Almond Tea Latte

June 26, 2017

My afternoon tea latte is my favorite part of my self care routine. It’s perfect in the afternoon. It gives my brain a chance to take a break from working and reset, so I can finish off the day well. The best part is that it is so easy to make! Here is my favorite way to enjoy my afternoon tea latte. First things first, here is what you will need: Caramel Almond Amaretti tea from Teavana Half and half (or…

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5 Ways to Get out of a Funk

June 24, 2017

We all through ups and downs, it’s just part of life. Sometimes the fall downhill is hard and fast and the mountain seems too steep to ever reach the top again. This is when we get stuck in a “funk.” As I explained in my last post, I have recently been going through a pretty difficult season of life. Through this time, I have come up with several things that always seem to lift me up when I feel down.…

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Getting into the Fall Spirit

September 23, 2016

Fall is my favorite season, and I’m so excited to start this fall series! What’s not to love about big sweaters, cozy candles, crunchy leaves and pumpkin spice everything? These are the things that always get me into the fall spirit (besides chilly days and colorful leaves of course). Get a fall drink- As soon as Starbucks releases their pumpkin spice lattes I am always the first one in line. Pumpkin spice just makes me feel like fall has really…

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DIY Lush Oatifix Mask

August 24, 2015

Hello! Let me just say, it feels fantastic to be posting again. I’m so sorry to have been away for a couple of weeks, but I fully plan on being here, delivering posts every Sunday as usual once again. Thanks for being patient with me, I’m so glad you’re here! So, onto this fun DIY. As mentioned in previous posts, I love Lush products and the Oatifix fresh faced mask is one of my absolute favorites. It’s moisturizing, leaves my…

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Skin Care Routine

July 26, 2015

As promised in 6 Ways to Feel Better When You’re Under the Weather, here is my skin care routine (at least for my face)! I love Lush products. They are natural, cruelty free, smell amazing and are generally fun to use. I have tried many different skin care routines, but none have been a great fit. I have very dry, sensitive skin and the products would either cause my skin to overreact and become oily, break me out, or turn…

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