• Budget Friendly,  Home Refresh,  Your Home

    Refresh Your Home On A Budget

    If you are looking for ways to refresh your home without breaking the bank, you have come to the right place! There are plenty of creative and budget-friendly ways to give your home a makeover without spending a fortune, so here are some tips for refreshing your home on a budget… Rearrange Your Furniture This is a great way to make your home look and feel brand new without spending a penny. Move your couch away from the wall, create a cozy reading nook, or reposition your dining table to create a different atmosphere. Playing around with the layout of your furniture can make a world of difference. Add Color…

  • Healthy Eating,  Healthy Fats,  Healthy Lifestyle

    6 Fun Facts About Peanut Butter

    Happy Wednesday Everyone! Today, January 25th is National Peanut Butter Day! Whether this spread is added to a smoothie with almond milk and banana, spread between slices of toasted bread with fruit jam, or slathered on a crisp celery stalk, peanut butter is an extremely popular food. To celebrate, I am sharing some healthy, fun and surprising facts about this lunchtime favorite… 1. Nine out of ten Americans eat peanut butter; the average American consumes 3 pounds of peanut butter a year. That’s 800 million pounds of peanut butter! On any given day, 75% percent of homes in the United States will have a peanut butter jar in the pantry…

  • Makeup

    What Is Color Correcting?

    There has been a lot of talk about color correcting lately. While many of us know what color corrector colors to use on our the face, there are those of you who don’t know what color correcting is let alone which color corrector colors to use on your face. In a nutshell, color correcting is basically using different colored concealers to cover dark circles under the eyes, redness on the skin or brightening sallow skin. You can find color correcting concealers in cream, liquid and stick formulations. Listed below are the main color corrector colors that are used on the face: GREEN: Minimizes redness. Perfect for rosacea, acne, sunburn, broken…

  • Healthy Eating,  Healthy Lifestyle,  Weight Loss

    Do Genetics Impact Weight Loss?

    It seems that some people are easily able to shed unwanted pounds, while others struggle to reduce their weight. While genetics is absolutely a factor in determining the propensity for obesity, scientific studies show that genetics are responsible for a relatively small impact on the ability to lose weight, at only 2-5%. Now, with such a low rate of weight loss attributed to genetics, what are the main factors impacting your weight loss success? Environment Where you live has a significant impact on your weight. At a macro level, consider the obesity epidemic of rich western countries such as the United States versus developing countries. Then consider the average build…

  • Makeup,  Mascaras

    The Best Affordable Tubing Mascaras Under $15

    Everyone’s talking about tubing mascaras recently and trying to find one that works best for them. Even though the concept isn’t new, the demand for long wearing and reliable makeup products has been on the rise as people take more of a no-nonsense approach to their beauty routines. Higher end brands may have popularized the unique mascara formula, but today I am sharing the best affordable tubing mascaras (in my opinion) under $15 that deliver the same look and performance at a fraction of the cost. But before we dive in, what is tubing mascara? Tubing mascaras contain polymers in the formula that create a 360˚ wrap around the lashes…

  • Fitness,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Lifestyle

    4 Habit Changing Diet Hacks

    Making sweeping changes to your diet and exercise routine all at once can be challenging and overwhelming. While the New Year is a great time to reset and focus on your health, it’s important to set achievable goals and make incremental changes to change your habits over time but making diet changes doesn’t just mean supercharging your willpower, so here are four easy habit changing diet hacks that will help you to become a healthier, happier you! 1. Quit Drinking Sugar Stop buying sugary drinks at the grocery store. If they aren’t in your fridge, you won’t drink them. Instead, choose options like carbonated or flavored water, or try adding…

  • Health,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Lifestyle

    Six Surprising Superfoods To Add To Your Diet In 2023

    Everyone wants to live better and eat healthier, but not everyone knows how to take those first steps. So, why not add some superfoods to your everyday diet? We already know that broccoli and blueberries make the cut, but how about adding some of the six superfoods listed below? They will indeed surprise you and may even make you want to run out and buy them! Swiss Chard You may have come to know and love dark leafy greens like spinach and kale. Now try swiss chard for a boost of antioxidants, fiber, and Vitamin K. Add some Swiss chard to soups or salads for a boost of healthy nutrients.…

  • Health,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Lifestyle

    Simple Steps to Improve Your Health In 2023

    2023 is here and with the rush of the holidays behind us, we can now turn to the future, to set goals and visualize how we want the new year to look for us and the beginning of a new year is an ideal time to reset habits and make more intentional decisions about our future, including how to improve our health. Making small shifts that can lead to greater results is an easy and approachable way to start. Setting achievable daily goals that slowly change our behavior over time may lead to more sustainable outcomes, so here are a few simple steps to help you improve your health that…

  • Everyday Makeup Drawer,  Makeup

    What’s In My Everyday Makeup Drawer For January 2023

    I started this series in January 2022, and it lasted for about five months and then the series fell by the wayside. So, starting this month, I will be shopping my stash each month and share the makeup I will be using throughout each month, so last week I shopped my stash and here is what I will be using throughout the month of January: For The Face It has been a hot minute since I have used It Cosmetics Your Most Beautiful You bronzer, blush, and highlighter palette (in shade “Laugh, Love, Live”, $39). This was my go-to for the longest time so I will be giving this some…

  • Best Beauty Products,  Hair Care,  Makeup,  Skin Care

    My Best Of The Best Beauty Products For 2022

    Happy Wednesday Everyone! The end of 2022 is near, and I thought I would share with you my most used and loved beauty products for 2022 starting with makeup… Makeup Makeup Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Perfector 4-IN-1 Glow Makeup ($9.98 for 0.68 oz., shade 01 “Light”) Originally, I was looking for e.l.f. Halo Glow Liquid Filter, but it was sold out everywhere, so I decided to pick this up and I absolutely love it! I wear it alone or under makeup and I am obsessed with the glow I get when I use this! Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup SPF 20 ($9.56 for 1 oz., shade “60 Natural Beige”) I…