• Makeup,  Product Empties

    My Beauty Empties March/April 2024 (Pt.2)

    Last week I talked about my skin, body, hair, and nail care empties. Today is all about my makeup empties, and there’s quite a bit to share starting with the face… Makeup (face, eyes, brows & lips): Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Perfector 4-In-1 Glow Makeup (in shade 01 Light, $11.12) – From the first time I used this, I was hooked! I love the buildable light coverage, the glow and how long it lasts during the day. I use this alone or under foundation and either way, I absolutely love this! (I have tried e.l.f. Halo Glow Liquid Filter. This is good, but not as good as Maybelline in my…

  • Body Care,  Hair Care,  Nail Care,  Skin Care

    My Beauty Empties March/April 2024 (Pt. 1)

    Hello Everyone! The last 2 months flew by, and I have accumulated quite a bit of beauty trash, so it’s time for me to clear out my used-up beauty products and talk about what I liked, what I didn’t like and what I would buy again starting with skincare, body, hair, and nail care… Skin, Body, Hair & Nail Care Equate Beauty Hydrating Cleanser ($6.88) – This is a mild, non-drying formula that works just as well as the as the more expensive brand name hydrating cleanser for about half of the price. The consistency is the same, cleanses my skin the same and rinses off the same and my…

  • Self Awareness,  Self Care

    How To Implement Self-Care Into Your Daily Routine

    Self-care is essential for maintaining good mental and physical health. However, with the busy schedules of everyday life, it can be challenging to make time for yourself. Implementing self-care into your daily routine can help you feel more energized, focused, and relaxed, so here is a step-by-step guide on how to implement self-care into your daily routine… Step 1: Determine Your Self-Care Needs The first step to implementing self-care into your daily routine is to determine what your self-care needs are. Take some time to reflect on what makes you feel good and what areas of your life you would like to focus on improving. This could include activities that…

  • Body Care,  Skin Care,  Unsexy Products

    My “Unsexy” Products That Get The Job Done

    I have been seeing this new trend on social media of sharing “unsexy” (or non-aesthetically, not popular, or not talked about products) that people use every day, so I thought I would share my products that I use every day that are my tried and true, ride or die products that get the job done… Nivea Crème This cream from Nivea is absolutely fantastic and I use every morning and night on my face and on my feet. This cream gives my very dry, mature skin the moisture and hydration it needs and has repaired my moisture barrier too. I cannot be without this, ever! ($9.96 for 13.5 oz.) Alpha…

  • Fashion,  Spring Fashion

    Budget Friendly Ways To Refresh Your Spring Wardrobe

    Spring is a time for renewal and fresh starts, and what better way to kick off the season than by refreshing your wardrobe? However, updating your closet for spring doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. There are plenty of budget-friendly ways to refresh your wardrobe and give your style a new lease of life. Here are some tips to help you refresh your spring wardrobe without spending a fortune… Shop Your Closet Before you rush out to buy new clothes, take a look at what you already have in your closet. Chances are you already have plenty of pieces that can be worn in a new way. Try…

  • Pet Loss

    Coping With The Loss Of A Beloved Pet

    Losing a pet is a deeply personal and often overwhelming experience. For many, pets are more than just animals; they are cherished companions, sources of unconditional love, and integral parts of the family. The grief that follows their passing can be profound and complex. However, by acknowledging and honoring the bond shared with our furry friends, and by implementing healthy coping mechanisms, it is possible to navigate through the pain and find solace in the cherished memories they leave behind. Acknowledge The Pain The first step in dealing with the loss of a pet is to acknowledge the depth of your grief. It’s important to understand that losing a pet…

  • Lifestyle

    Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts That Won’t Break the Bank

    Valentine’s Day is here, and while some of you may have planned gifts weeks in advance, others find themselves scrambling for that perfect present at the eleventh hour. But fear not! Even if you have left your Valentine’s Day shopping to the last minute, there are still plenty of thoughtful and budget-friendly options available to make your loved one feel special without emptying your wallet. Here are some ideas to spark inspiration… Homemade Treats There’s something undeniably heartwarming about a homemade gift, especially when it’s edible. Whip up some delicious homemade cookies, brownies, or truffles. Package them in a cute box or jar, tie it with a ribbon, and you…

  • Budget Friendly Activities,  Valentine's Day

    Enjoy Valentine’s Day On A Budget

    Valentine’s Day is Wednesday and if you are looking for ways to spend the day with your significant other or simply looking for ways to show your friends and family that you care, there are plenty of fun and creative things you can do on this special day, so here are some budget friendly ideas to help you get started… Plan a Romantic Dinner for Two If you are in a romantic relationship, a candlelit dinner for two is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Cook a special meal together, light some candles, and enjoy a night of good food and great conversation. If you are not much of…

  • Healthy Eating,  Healthy Lifestyle,  Healthy Snacks

    February Produce Guide (Game Day Edition)

    As we gear up for one of the most anticipated sports events of the year, it’s the opportunity to explore how fresh seasonal produce can elevate our game day spreads. With sweet citrus flavors and savory veggies, here are five fruits and veggies that are not only at their peak of flavor but also offer a tasty and nutritious boost to any party menu… Avocado No football party is complete without guacamole. Avocados are rich, creamy, and full of healthy fats, making them perfect for a hearty dip. Mash them up with lime juice, cilantro, onion, and tomatoes for a classic guacamole that will disappear before halftime. Sweet Potatoes Swap…

  • Self Care

    How To Start Getting More Sleep Every Night

    We all know the importance of getting enough sleep every night. On average most adults get about 7 hours of sleep per night while 33% of the population gets fewer than 6.5 hours per night. Deep, consistent, rejuvenating sleep is a major factor in recovering from a stressful day. Improving the amount and quality of your sleep will benefit just about every area of your life. To improve your sleep, it’s important to focus on the outside factors you can control. Instead of getting into bed and hoping for Mr. Sandman to show up, work on creating an environment and habits around bedtime to ensure a restful night. Here’s how…