3 Makeup Looks Perfect for Fall

Happy fall, everyone!!! This is my favorite season of the year. It’s just so cozy and makes me feel warm inside. Well, that may actually be because of all the coffee I drink in the but same difference, right?!   Another reason I love Fall is because of the makeup. All of the gold, burgundy, and deep browns in the palettes are to die for.     Since it’s already been out for awhile, I’m going to do all 3 of my looks using the Morphe Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette in the hopes that some of you have it already!…

An Open Letter to the Man Who Broke My Heart

Believe it or not, this is the article that inspired me to start this blog. Not so long ago I had my heart crushed by a man I cared about and loved very much. I fell from ‘Cloud 9’ at an alarmingly fast pace and was disoriented for months afterward.   It’s hard to be forced to live out a life you hadn’t planned to be living, but what I learned from it all was that things happen for a reason and the reasons are usually good ones.   Bad things happen all the time in this world and, when…

Summer to Fall: Transition Your Wardrobe for Cheap

Hi everyone!! I can’t tell you how happy I am that the temperature is finally in the seventies. I kid you not, my car showed temperatures of 113 degrees Fahrenheit this summer, so it’s definitely time for a break from the unrelenting Dallas heat.   It is slightly difficult, however, to adjust my wardrobe to the temperature change and it’s even harder to do it on a budget. I feel like I spent the whole summer trying to scrape up some money to buy as many shorts, tank tops, and sandals as possible, just so I could survive. Now, here…

Taking Time to Jump in the Leaf Piles

I chuckled. I actually chuckled the first time I saw this article title and, honestly, it’s a bit sad it’s come to that. Should it be this hard to enjoy the small things in life? Surely not. Maybe we’re just a little over-conditioned to the monotony and bullshit of everyday life and run down by time.   That’s what I wonder, at least...   I don’t think we realize exactly how much there is to celebrate about life until the moments have passed. You know, I’ve been caught up so much in this blog, work, having a puppy, trying to…

The Truth About Body Image in America

Body image is becoming a rampant problem all over the world, but in the United States it’s not just rampant...it’s devastating. Being bloated has become “fat” and the term “plus size” starts being applied once you hit size 10.   It’s an absolute travesty that women are being conditioned to believe weighing 150 pounds means that they’ve let things go too far.   My Personal Image Experience   Let me tell you something. I was 108 pounds when I graduated high school and in the two years it took for me to turn 20, I gained 45 pounds. Not only…

The Best Advice I Was Ever Given

A few months back I was going through a very, very rough time when my long-time boyfriend and I broke up. We were together for 4 years and things did not end well. Break-ups are always hard, but that one what especially tough.   At that moment, I honestly wasn’t sure what the future had in store for me. I didn’t know if it could even make up for the pain I was feeling in the moment. I was starting to lose hope.   With nowhere to look but up,  I decided to call up an old friend and see…

4 Products That Saved My Hair After Going Platinum

Dying your hair can be a whole lot of fun! It can also be therapeutic to some people by giving them the feeling they are getting a new start or transitioning into a new season of  life.   Unfortunately, dying your hair isn’t as fun for your hair as it is for you. It has consequences such as your hair thinning, breaking, splitting, and being really frizzy. So, when I asked my hair stylist to take me platinum, she was definitely a little wary…   Thankfully, I’ve had some really great hair stylists over the years who’ve helped me create…

Daily Meditation for Stress Relief

Hey friends! Happy Saturday!   Weekends are the perfect time to de-stress from a long week at work, while getting rested up for the next one. Relaxing doesn’t have to be a weekends only activity, though! In fact, one of my favorite forms of relaxation is meditation and there are plenty of ways to sneak meditation into your daily routine.   If you do it right, your weeks will feel stress-free, despite the chaotic work week. Stress-Reducing Meditation Apps   The apps available for meditation support are limitless! One of my favorites is . ‘Simple Habit- Meditation’. It’s a really…

My Absolute Favorite Skin Care Line

Hey Friends! I think most of us can relate to having awful skin at one point or another in our lives. I know that for myself, I struggled for years to find products to get my acne under control. Not to mention that once I found something that worked, I realized I had scarring all over my forehead from my years of struggling with acne.   A little over a year ago, I was introduced to the Arbonne RE9 Advanced Set- Extra Moisture, a luxury skincare line focused on anti-aging. I wasn’t convinced when I was introduced to this brand…

How To Be An Introvert With A Healthy Social Life

Blurring the lines of social isolation and introversion is easier than you think. It’s all about finding that perfect mix of carving out alone time and peeping out of your shell every once in awhile.   This is a difficult thing to balance as an introvert and I don’t blame you if you’d rather curl up on the couch with a good book and pretend you never read this article! However, it’s also important to consider the other people out there who care about you and the fact that healthy social lives are incredibly important part of human morale.  …