Raise your hand if you still haven’t gotten anything for Mom? Yikes, right? Mother’s Day kind of snuck up on me. So, if you’re like me and did a little too much procrastinating…here’s some great last minute gift ideas that will either ship & arrive in time for Mother’s Day or are digitally accessible stat.[Read more…] about Gift Guide | Last Minute Mother’s Day Wishlist
A few of my favorites and a few things on my wishlist for mother’s day! Just in case you need a little help figuring out what to get those mamas in your life!
Both the kids are off this week for winter vacation. I don’t know about you, but when the kids are off…there is definitely no vacation going on – for me at least 😉 So I find myself thinking of ways to sneak a little down time in. It doesn’t take much; a nice, soothing cup of warm tea. A hot, scented bath, even a quick minute for a couple of drops of essential oil makes a difference. I like setting up opportunities for little peaceful moments around the house. They help me keep my peace of mind in the midst of the chaos (that is kids). Here are some of my favorite picks at World Market. As you all know, World Market is one of my favorite places to shop. They always seem to have what you need – no matter how random it is. I even found some white sage there on my last trip!
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Okay, I know a lot of you have been waiting for this one! Last year’s gift guide was super popular! I hope you all like this one just as much 🙂 It has a bunch of my favorites and things on my wishlist! What are you hoping for this year?
Happy Black Friday! Who’s out shopping? Hmmm? I’m at home with the little ones today, so no shopping for me…well at least in store. I’m still taking advantage of those online sales! Excited to see what Cyber Monday brings! 😉
Figured I’d help you out with your holiday shopping and start posting my holiday gift guides! Starting off with one for the ladies! Here are some of my favorites old and new this year! Also for more holiday gift inspiration you can see my gift guides for men, kids, pets and tech!
Ahhh, sweater dresses are so damn comfy.
We’re venturing off into something a little different today. If you’ve been a blog follower for long, you’ll know that I like to live consciously, aka eco-friendly, aka green. I’ve talked about my skincare routine before, and today, I thought it would be fun to bring you my easy daytime makeup routine, all organic of course 😉 I’ve just recently started using Juice Beauty’s new makeup line. They released their makeup products less than a year ago actually, and already they’ve become a staple around here. The foundation and concealer products work better than any I’ve tried! Each product is so moisturizing and nourishing for my (naturally dry skin). I’m not usually a big fan of makeup because I can feel it just sitting like a layer of paint on my face; not so with these! I no longer feel like I’m clogging my pores with toxic makeup. So I reached out to Juice Beauty to collaborate on this post (and giveaway) for you guys. I highly recommend, love (and USE) their makeup.
In my downtime I’ve been slowly trying to go through and organize our “hidden” storage areas: closets, basement, cabinets, etc. Everything is pretty much unpacked since our move, but lots of things were unpacked and just thrown in closets or shelves. And there they’ve sat…for me to agonize over late at night when I’m trying to go to sleep 😉 SO I’m trying to be proactive about it and to take it one step at a time. Organize, purge and rearrange until I’m happy that we only have what we need and the chaos has been tamed. Then I move on to the next one…it’s a dirty cycle. Literally.
So for today’s post I thought I show you the bathroom linen closet. This is like the bottomless pit of products. It’s a decent size and pretty much our only bathroom storage since we have a pedestal sink. So it’s definitely a catchall…kind of like the kitchen junk drawer (next project maybe???). I thought it would be fun to make a video of the whole process showing you the before and after…and everything in-between. This turned out to be a long post, but as the list of products in the bathroom got smaller, the length of this post got longer 😉 Bear with me!
Today I’m walking you through my latest and greatest skincare regime. My last post on it was pretty popular, but I’ve found a new brand of skincare products since then that I’ve fallen hard for 🙂 Have you guys heard of Juice Beauty?
I first discovered their CC cream that has gotten rave reviews. I’m not a huge make-up wearing person, so I thought this product sounded genius. It combines moisturizer, sunblock and color correction…all in one. and it works WELL. At the same time I ordered their CC cream I decided to order their Green Apple travel sized kit to sample more of their products. They’re organic and rated super well on the EWG skindeep website. I figured it couldn’t hurt to try it out. I have some freckling and sun marks on my face that I’ve been trying to get rid of. And you know what? I noticed a huge difference! My skin looks so much brighter and the sunspots aren’t as noticeable. It was a huge improvement.
I couldn’t help but reach out to them to see if they’d offer a giveaway on my blog. I only like to parter with companies that I believe in and Juice Beauty completely won me over. I know you’ll love them too!
Juice Beauty is also celebrating their 10th Anniversary this year and they have some amazing deals going on until December 19th. You’ll have to check out their 10 days of beauty discounts!
GREEN APPLE Brightening Gel Cleanser
GREEN APPLE Age Defy Serum
STEM CELLULAR Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer
I start with this gentle cleanser, pat dry then use 1 or 2 pumps of serum. After waiting a couple of minutes for the serum to absorb I use a dab of moisturizer.
SPF 30 Oil-Free Moisturizer or STEM CELLULAR CC Cream
Once the moisturizer has absorbed I either use the sp30 moisturizer or the cc cream. If it’s a casual day where I’m running errands or staying at home I’ll use the non-tinted spf 30 moisturizer. Or if I’ll be going to a meet up or mixer I’ll need more coverage so I’ll opt for the cc cream. I’ve even started dropping the cover up and powder when using make-up because the cc cream works wonders!
GREEN APPLE BRIGHTENING GEL CLEANSER
STEM CELLULAR Anti-Wrinkle Overnight Cream
STEM CELLULAR Eye Treatment
At night I’ll use the cleanser again and pat dry. Then I’ll use the heavier overnight moisturizer and eye cream.
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Today I’m guest posting on the Scotch Naturals blog. I’m pretty excited to bring you a few of my latest fashion picks, since I don’t get to delve into fashion much these days 😉 I paired a few outfits with my favorite Scotch Naturals shades. Here’s my favorite one:
Here are my other looks! Check out the Scotch Naturals blog here, to see all of my sources!