3 Things to Treat Yourself to Right Now

3 Things to Treat Yourself to Right Now

The holidays are over and the new year is underway, but that doesn’t mean that you have to stop indulging in your favorite things. As much fun as it is to give gifts over the holidays, I think it’s important to splurge every once in a while on yourself and pick out an item or two that will help you to look good or feel good. Whether you like to light candles to turn your home into a cozy fragrance-filled oasis or buy makeup/skincare products to keep your eyes, lips and face on point, there’s nothing wrong with a spending a little money on yourself every once in a while.

With this in mind, I’m sharing three products that you should treat yourself to right now in today’s blog post. I have and use all three of the products that I’ll be mentioning below, so I can personally attest to how great they are and why you need them in your life. Read on to learn why I recommend them and where you can buy them.

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Prepping my Hair for Summer with SunIn

Prepping my Hair for Summer with SunIn

Can you believe that it's already Memorial Day weekend? The weather where I live is supposed to be beautiful for the next few days, so I'm looking forward to spending time outside with family and friends. In addition to being outdoors, I'm also standing up as a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding this weekend! It will be so exciting to see her get married to her college sweetheart. 

On Memorial Day my husband and I are planning to go over to his parents' house so we can lay around by the pool and soak up the sun. It will be so nice to relax and enjoy the warm weather - the forecast is saying that it will be 95 degrees. I love this time of year because my skin gets a little darker and my hair gets a little lighter. 

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Monthly Favorites: March 2018

Monthly Favorites: March 2018

I still can't believe that it's almost April. 2018 is flying by and summer will be here before we know it (that's something that I'm definitely excited about). This weekend is Easter and April Fools Day - it'll be so fun to spend some extra time with family. I'll be cheering on the Michigan Wolverines as they face Loyola Chicago in the Final Four NCAA Tournament game this weekend. Go Blue! 

I'm excited for today's post because I get to share a few of the brands/products that I've been loving lately with all of you. As a blogger, I have the unique opportunity to learn about and partner with all kinds of different brands. I absolutely love trying new products and finding ones that fit into my lifestyle. Being able to share the items that I love most with all of you is something that I enjoy and I hope all of you enjoy it, too! 

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5 Small Daily Tasks That Can Make a Big Difference in Your Life

5 Small Daily Tasks That Can Make a Big Difference in Your Life

Have you ever started a new routine or a new habit and looked back at what your life was like 3 months, 6 months or even a year before you started it? Most of the time, when we try new things that'll improve our lives and stick with them, they prove to be beneficial. Some might even say trying new things, no matter how big or small, can be life-changing. 

Over the course of my life, I've learned that small things add up to big things. In time, the small things we do each day can impact our health and happiness in the weeks, months and years to come. That's why I believe it's important to do a few small things each day to benefit ourselves in the long run. 

Simple tasks like following a skincare routine and removing your makeup to doing a few daily chores around the house can have a big impact on the way your week unfolds and how you spend the rest of your free time. 

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How I Keep My Skin Clear With the Clarisonic Mia 1

How I Keep My Skin Clear With the Clarisonic Mia 1

In middle school and high school – the time when most of us experience significant changes in our bodies – I was lucky enough to have clear skin. Once in a while I’d get a blemish, but I never suffered from extreme breakouts or severe acne. It seemed that once I entered my college years, acne wanted to finally make its appearance and start popping up out of nowhere on my face. Back then I didn’t realize that my bad habits were ultimately contributing to my breakouts. I used to go to bed with makeup on, I didn’t have the healthiest diet and I was often stressed about homework and exams. It’s no wonder that acne eventually caught up with me.

Since then I’ve changed my lifestyle and adopted healthier habits (thanks to reading plenty of articles in beauty magazines that detailed the damage that sleeping in your makeup and having a poor diet can do), but I still struggle with acne from time to time. Most often I’ll go to bed with a clear face just to wake up the next morning and be surprised by a big, red blemish staring back at me in the mirror. I’m generally a confident person, but nothing makes my confidence plummet more than having acne. I'm the type of person that'll notice a new pimple and obsess over it until it's gone. From treating it with different products to covering it up with concealer, I want every blemish on my face to be hidden.

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3 Beauty Products Passed Down From My Mom

3 Beauty Products Passed Down From My Mom

Like most girls, I first learned about makeup from my mom. I remember looking through her drawer in the bathroom that housed all of her beauty products and wondering what each one was for. As I got older, I became more and more curious about the products she was using and why she used them. 

My mom worked full-time as I grew up and when it came to makeup, she always preferred a simple look. Eye shadow, a coat of mascara and some lipstick was all she ever needed and she pulled it off so well (and still does). 

In today's post, I wanted to share three beauty products that I started using as a result of raiding my mom's makeup drawer. 

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