The Best Travel Size Products to Keep in Your Carry-On Bag

The Best Travel Size Products to Keep in Your Carry-On Bag

I'm a huge fan of traveling light and packing my things in carry-on bags. Being able to bypass the airline ticket counter, bag check lines and the baggage claim area at the airport is a major plus. I also love knowing where my things are at all times and having my essentials handy in case I need anything while waiting at the airport or while on board a long flight. 

Since I've become accustomed to packing my things into carry-on bags I've had the chance to test out a lot of travel size products. Before each business trip or vacation I take, I raid the travel size aisle at the store and stock up on my favorite products. I could write a whole separate post focusing on the makeup I pack when traveling, but for purposes of this post I'm going to be focusing on facial, body and hair products. All of these items are products that'll help you get through either a short or long flight. If you need to freshen up while you're on the plane, you can just reach into your bag and pull out any of these items. 

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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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Holiday Gift Guide: Presents for the Dog or Dog-Lover on Your List

Holiday Gift Guide: Presents for the Dog or Dog-Lover on Your List

The holidays are approaching quickly, so I hope you’ve made your shopping list and checked it twice. If you have a furry friend in the family, don’t forget to pick out a few gifts for them, too! Pets are part of the family and deserve a little bit of extra attention and love around the holidays. If you have a dog and you’re searching for the perfect gift to get them, today’s post is for you.

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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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9 Items You Shouldn't Forget to Add to Your Wedding Registry

9 Items You Shouldn't Forget to Add to Your Wedding Registry

Now that spring has officially arrived, that means wedding season is right around the corner! Do you know anyone getting married this year? I'll be standing up as a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding this May! The only wedding that I've ever been apart of is my own, so I'm excited to play a role in my friend's wedding, just like she did in mine when she was my bridesmaid!

My friend's wedding shower is coming up in a few weeks and as I was searching for gifts to buy off of her registry, the idea for this blog post popped into my head! Back when I was engaged, I was so excited to set up my wedding registry. I spent a lot of time researching different products and figuring out what my fiancé  (now husband) and I would need in order to start our lives together and create a comfortable home. Thanks to Pinterest, I had a pretty good idea of the things I should register for, but I always felt like I was missing a few things. I knew that there were items that I was forgetting but I had a hard time putting my finger on just what it was that I was leaving off of my registry because I had so many other things going on in my life while I was wedding planning. 

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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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7 Extra Things You Should Pack When Traveling

7 Extra Things You Should Pack When Traveling

I'm a big fan of traveling! When I have a trip planned I always look forward to it and I literally count down the days until I depart. I love to go to new places and see new things, especially with the ones I love. 

When it comes to packing my bags, I'm always thinking ahead and planning out what I'll need based on the weather forecast at my destination, the activities I have planned and the number of days I'll be there. I feel much more comfortable being prepared and having everything I need with me when I travel. Whether you're going on a vacation soon or traveling for business, I've put together a list of extra things I pack whenever I go on a trip. 

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